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.
I’m trapped on a distant planet with no way home—and a blue-skinned alien has claimed me as his mate. One second, I’m helping a patient at the hospital and the next, I’m standing on a grassy alien plain. A band of terrifying creatures with shredded skin and gleaming eyes races toward me—riding chariots. The aliens appear ready to run me over, which is bad news for me. Before they reach me, a muscular, blue-skinned guy with thick bands of hair that appear to move on their own leaps from below the ground. Taking Theer’s hand could pull me from the frying pan and thrust me into the fire, but who else can I trust? He saves me from the bad guys and shares that his ship crashed here over a year ago. Despite my determination to return to Earth, I can’t help falling for this lonely, stoic male who calls me his treasure. But when the terrifying aliens discover Theer’s hideout, we have no choice but to run. Can our love survive in this ravaged world? AmazonKU
I need a deal to survive. But all I have to offer is… myself. On the station, humans are the lowest of the low. We take whatever jobs we can, scraping just to get by. Comfort is rare. Security a dream. And a real friend? Almost unheard of. So when my best friend goes missing, I’m desperate to find her. But before long my search leads me to the claws of the leader of the Vinduthi cartel. He’s terrifying. Utterly ruthless. He’ll help me find my friend, but can I pay the price he demands? AmazonKU
A failing farm, a menacing neighbor, and an alien warrior in her barn…The farm Rosie inherited might not be much but it’s hers, and she’s determined to hang on to it. Unfortunately, her land-grabbing neighbor wants not only her farm – he wants her as well. The last thing she needs is a huge, wounded alien in her barn, no matter how attractive he might be. Or how convinced he is that she is his mate. Could her alien be the answer to her prayers – or just one trouble too many? This is a short romance set in the Seven Brides universe and can be read as a complete standalone. This sweet and steamy story is intended for a mature audience. AmazonKU
Can a bookish scientist find the man inside the monster? Uncomfortable with people, Victoria spends her days – and her nights – working in her lab. When her funding is terminated, her only option is a dilapidated building in the tiny town of Screaming Woods. To her surprise, the town’s inhabitants prove almost as fascinating as her research – especially the massive creature living in the burned out windmill behind her lab. Everything about the big silent male captivates her and for once, it’s not a purely scientific interest. After the incident that turned Frank into a monster, he discovered in the most painful way how dangerous he could be. Now he remains isolated from everyone and concentrates on his woodworking. He is determined to not let anyone close to him – especially not the buttoned up little scientist renting his barn. She has far too many questions on those kissable lips. As things heat up between them, can he believe he’s more than just another experiment? Or will his past tear them apart? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not listed as romance.
8 Authors taking you to all sides of the spectrums and dimensions of time and space.
Join – Linny Lawless, S. M. Revolinski, Eileen Troemel, T. Elizabeth Guthrie, F. East, Allie Harrison, Nathalie M.L. Römer and Kirby Lord.
Lady Georgia Brunel, widowed a year, has been looking forward to her holiday in the Duchy of Venice with her companion, Millicent Brunel. The clockwork city’s annual art exhibition is in full swing, and old friends and new acquaintances make for an exciting social whirl. The married Sir Francis Thorne would pursue her if he dared. Several members of the nobility, including those with connections to Lord and Lady Dunsmuir, make entertaining companions. And Georgia will never admit that Dustin Seacombe, the disheveled and irritating Texican Ranger who steps on one’s gown and will not confide his business in Venice, is the most interesting of all. And then early one morning, the body of Sir Francis washes up on the water stairs at the Brunel villa. An empty gondola floats nearby. Many assume it is an accident. The Duchy police assume a lover’s quarrel, with Georgia as their suspect. For there are powerful factions in the city who want this case solved and submerged as soon as possible. Georgia and Millie must act quickly to clear her name and discover the real murderer, before Georgia finds herself dancing with death instead. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Major Tai Chang is an incredible pilot—one of the best in Sabre Squadron…the elite starfighter force in the Unitary. After finishing a routine patrol in a sector of the Milky Way Galaxy, she returns to the Aquila System to discover that the main planet, Aquila Prime, is under attack by the Unitary’s worst enemy, the Merkonians…All Dr. Lia Ketterman wanted was a few days on the orbiting Science Station 119 indulging in her hobby—studying stars, which was where she was when the Merkonians attacked Aquila Prime. To make matters worse, the Merkonians targeted the science station, almost destroying it and killing Lia. And that is how these two women meet…under rather harrowing circumstances when Tai rescues Lia as Station 119 is literally falling apart around them. Perhaps that would have been the end of their story. Except for one thing…It turns out that both Lia and Tai are assigned to the UCS Fordham—a massive new Unitary starship that is going to make use of Lia’s incredible invention to achieve something no starship has ever achieved before: travel to the Andromeda Galaxy and explore it. AmazonKU
VS Note: Dystopian with zombies.
Khalil – It’s said that there is safety in numbers, but I call bullshit on that. Surviving is much easier as a lone wolf. No internal conflict. No compromise. No complications. Looking out for #1 is just better—and safer. Then she came into my life. I tried to kick her right back out, but it seemed the universe had other plans. The woman can’t keep herself out of trouble. I should just let her die. Survival of the fittest. Good riddance and all that. But why does she make me feel like killing everyone who makes her cry? In my heart, I know she won’t make it without me. But does that mean she’s mine? Zolimar – I’m going to kill this asshole. All he does is throw me around and leave me as food for the undead. I don’t need his help anyway. He needs mine. At least, that’s what I tell myself. We can’t stop crossing paths, and now we’re stuck with each other. How long before he decides I’m too much of a burden? When we’re caught in a situation that hides evil under the guis e of help, will my new companion and I make it out alive? Amazon
An Entomologist. A Drotopian Warrior. And a Mission to set things right. Show no vulnerability. Protect the Queen. Fight to survive. That is the mantra Ayrin is taught to live by. When giant creatures settle in his home, one more rule is added. No going near the crushers. A rule he is unable to follow. The giant with long black hair and daily color-changing fuzz beckons Ayrin like the call of a deadly predator. What are these beings and why do they stomp around his home? And why can’t he seem to stay away from this one in particular? AmazonKU
Engaged to a man she can’t stand, Kendra visits Club Zoom several times in hopes an Eleadian hunk will claim her and whisk her away from her looming arranged marriage. It’s a longshot, but it’s her only hope. Bialar watches the blond from the control room for several nights. He knows better than to approach her. She’s obviously wealthy and haughty. A handful. Not the sort of woman he should claim. Desperate and filled with despair, Kendra spends her last night at the club getting drunk. What difference does it make? Her life is over. When the woman’s stomach revolts in the club’s bathroom, her obvious anguish pulls at Bialar’s heartstrings. He can’t just leave her there. He’s drawn to her. Damn the consequences. She might end up being a handful, but if it’s meant to be, she’ll be his handful. AmazonKU
RIVER – Being engaged to my adorable alien boo is a dream come true. Too bad there’s a target painted on my back. Come on universe, quit messing with true love! For reals. Kai and I need to plan our wedding—which is going to be hella quirky and fun, because I say so. Cue Shilgar the Deadly, who’s screwing up everything—what with trying to kill me and all. My life is becoming even more unbelievable than my fictional characters, Lord Vardox and Captain Starblade. There’s no way I’m not walking down the aisle with Kai, so help me! I fully intend to ‘get me to the church’—I mean Vegas wedding chapel—on time. This fool of an assassin thinks he can mess with my dreams of wedded bliss? I don’t think so. He’s about to learn he’s met his match in River Sullivan! KAI – My relationship with River is solid and wedding bells are in the air. Unfortunately, other parts of my life are…less stable. Between juggling a highly inconvenient Mating Fever that can strike at any time, and dealing with an investigator from Intergalactic Alliance Headquarters, I’m finding it hard to hold onto my usual equilibrium. When Shilgar the Deadly finally shows up on Earth, gunning for River, the control I cling to is stretched razor thin. I’m desperate to do whatever I can to keep my mate safe—but I’m not sure if I can. Yet things aren’t all that they seem. New secrets come to light and we’re all left reeling. Apparently, that famous Earthling playwright was correct when he wrote, “the course of true love never did run smooth….” AmazonKU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance although romantic elements perhaps. A scifi release of note.
She’s a revolutionary. Humanity is running out of options. Habitable planets are being destroyed as quickly as they’re found and Naira Sharp thinks she knows the reason why. The all-powerful Mercator family has been controlling the exploration of the universe for decades, and exploiting any materials they find along the way under the guise of helping humanity’s expansion. But Naira knows the truth, and she plans to bring the whole family down from the inside. He’s the heir to the dynasty. Tarquin Mercator never wanted to run a galaxy-spanning business empire. He just wanted to study rocks and read books. But Tarquin’s father has tasked him with monitoring the settlement of a new planet, and he doesn’t really have a choice in the matter. Disguised as Tarquin’s new bodyguard, Naira plans to destroy the settlement ship before they make land. But neither of them expects to end up stranded on a dead planet. To survive and keep her secret, Naira will have to join forces with the man she’s sworn to hate. And together they will uncover a plot that’s bigger than both of them. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: A re-release. Normally I won’t list anything that lacks a final cover on Amazon but in this case I’m aware of the problem the author is having with the platform and agreed to include the book with her “exclusive black cover”.
How do you choose between your people and your mate? Especially when you’re a Korthan cyborg captain and your human mate unknowingly holds the key to lasting peace or unending war? Korthan cyborg commander T’ren, two Mogha hellhounds, and the ancient, sentient Galaxy Ship usually evade the humans who want to destroy his people once and for all. When they discover an old human attack ship adrift with its pilot in stasis, Galaxy insists on saving the pilot. T’ren can’t deny the pull of the sacred mate bond with the human woman, but how can he be mated to the enemy? Vonda Rhodes fought in the long war against the Korthans, only to be stranded in space after the battle over an uninhabited planet. Putting herself in stasis saved her life, but …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
Hi, my name is Lila, and I’m an alien. I have two husbands and two fiancés. I also won two more mates in a kickass battle for supremacy, and I may have been seduced and had a crazy, sexy swim with a merman when he sang to me. Oh, and did I mention I have just hatched three beautiful but slippery kraken babies? And that was just in the first month with the Galaxy Circus. That’s enough craziness for one lifetime, right? Wrong! I still have to go to a desert planet to find a special flower to save my grandpa, track down one of the last remaining mimics so I can get a handle on my powers, and stay out of the way of some shady organization that wants the orb we protect. And we need to do all of that while still touring the galaxy and entertaining the masses. Nobody ever said life in the Galaxy Circus would be boring but some days I wish it was. AmazonKU
For the most hated crew on Requiem, the only way out is up. It’s been four months since runaway heiress Asa crash-landed on matriarchal outlaw colony Requiem, bringing a nasty AI and host of deadly secrets with her. Now, she runs with almost-girlfriend Riven’s smuggler crew, stealing kisses between gunfights and heists. But when a mysterious hacker sabotages their latest job, other gangs turn against them, blaming them for the destruction the rogue AI caused. Nowhere in the city is safe. The only way to protect their crew is a series of trials for control of an underworld faction–and vying for a matriarch’s throne is a dream Riven can’t let go. But as the trials intensify, the saboteur hounds Asa and Riven’s every step, determined to kill Asa and right her father’s wrongs. When the saboteur reveals a horrific conspiracy threatening all of Requiem–one involving the crew member they thought they’d lost–the girls must decide whether to risk their own skins for a city that loathes them. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
I will make this warrior princess MINE! Brynn: As a human princess I have always known that one day I would have to marry for political reasons, not love. But when I meet my intended during a battle and he stops me from running the leader of our archenemies though, the cards for a happy marriage are not decked in his favor. No matter how good looking or charming he is. Especially not because of how good looking and charming he is. The last thing I can afford is falling in love with my new husband.
Garwayn: The last thing I expected was to find my querilly in my new, human mate. But once I recognize her, there is no stopping me from making her understand that she belongs to me. Neither her obstinacy nor her thickheadedness will stand in my way. AmazonKU
Can finding a fated mate on earth stop the rage keeping Sinth isolated in their dimension? Shayla: Aliens are real. I never believed all those “woo-woo conspiracy theorists.” But it’s hard to argue with your own eyes. With an infectious disease spreading across the planet, my military unit received updated inoculations before our deployment. That’s when the veil is lifted from my eyes. Suddenly, I’m thrown into a conflict between warring aliens! The problem is, I’m going to have to pick a side. After three years in the service, am I ready to dig into the facts and discover where our government’s alliance falls? Fin: When Purlogh told me he needed help, I didn’t hesitate to join him on Earth. To be honest, I didn’t have high hopes of being able to stop the Wen virus sweeping across the planet. But as soon as I arrive, we discover the Taxin are here, and they’ve developed a technology to halt and expose our dimension phasing. They’ve accomplished what no one has before. Caging a Sinth. While we race to save Purlogh’s progeny, we stumble across not only Sinth, but humans being held. And a miracle happens when I’m drawn to an Earth female—stunned with the realization she’s mine…Or so I thought. When she introduces me to an Earth male she cares for, my world shatters. How can she already be mated? Could I be mistaken? I’m left devastated… unsure of how to handle this unwelcome realization. But I’m still more than determined to discover if she’s my fated mate. AmazonKU
Everyone said to let her go. To let the devil and her dark masters take her. But he can’t do that. He just can’t. Everyone told him Cass couldn’t be saved. All of them, even Allie and Jon, Cass’s childhood friends, believe she’s too far gone. She chose the darkest of dark paths, betraying everyone who loved her, nearly killing her best friend, Allie, and destroying Allie’s mind in the process. After Cass became a minion of the dark being, Shadow, she nearly killed them all. After everything she put them through, the rest of their team mostly wants her dead. But Balidor can’t bring himself to let her go. Using his vast abilities and psychic training, he leads Cass through the darkness of her own mind, trying desperately to bring back the woman he loved before Shadow broke her. AmazonKU
Waking in a strange body is the least unusual thing that Lyra’s new destiny contains. She is the only omega on a planet of alphas. No pressure. Lyra’s last conscious thought was being trapped under debris in a dam collapse. When her consciousness woke up, things were… different. She was in her sixth decade, but her body was slight and curvy, and she had a lot of blue hair in lieu of her normal mud brown. That was different. She meets the medical team, and they are aliens with pointy ears. Fair enough. She now has pointy ears as well. A briefing lets her know she is an omega. She is the only omega on the entire planet and the first of her kind to wake. What follows is a dizzying culture shock, a lot of firsts, and being the target of a mate-drive run that will see her with partners by the end of it. The first Omega Run since the natural omegas died. What could go wrong?
I kill humans. But this woman is different. She is strong. She is a survivor. She might wish she wasn’t. He kills humans. But the chemistry between us is undeniable. He is dangerous. He is dominant. He is my enemy. And we are falling in love. AmazonKU
Skye is a twenty-year-old dark haired beauty who is bored to death with her life in 1907. She has always been a free spirit and challenger of what was expected of her. While growing up, she was difficult for her parents to control, because she tended to defy all the rules of etiquette for a young woman of her time. It was not surprising to her brother, Cade, when Skye asked if she could live with him in the city. She declared she would die if she had to stay another day in the country where nothing ever happened. Once Skye was away from her parents, Daniel and Virginia Kestler, she began to question who she was and where she had come from. It soon became clear that something was amiss. After much probing, she discovered she was a child of time travel and she was not from the century she was living in. She had actually been born in another year in the future, 2031, and Kestler was not even her last name. What were her parents hiding from her? Why had she never been told her real name and birth date? How would this new knowledge affect her going forward? And who was the persistent man who was pursuing her through time, from 1907 to 1957 to 1927 and back to 1907 again? The handsome Remington Hart, a member of The Red Guard, lives in the twenty-first century in the year 2051. His job is to find…(more blurb on ebook seller page) AmazonKU
Christina Rushing, a baroness spy, is no stranger to the dark—her late husband can attest to that. But when she takes an espionage job for a shipping mogul, she ends up double-crossing an entire nation. What’s worse, the dead Baron’s name has appeared on an active shipping schedule, though he should be six feet under. Determined to solve the dangerous mystery and make sure the despicable man is dead, Christie heads back to the haunts of her childhood, followed by deadly shadows. There, she learns her scrappy and sarcastic old flame, Charlie Blackwell, may be at the center of the brewing trouble. As ballgowns and whispers devolve into bullets and secrets, the two gentry-turned-spies become spies-turned-pirates to try and stop the war before they’re branded traitors. AmazonKU
In the year 2287, the United States is no more. In its place stands Tekano, a utopian society that seems to have solved all the world’s problems. But as Amara Pierce, Secretary of History and daughter of the Tekano president, knows all too well, there are always secrets lurking beneath the surface of perfection. Isa Adams, a Tekano Elite soldier, is the strongest and fastest in her unit. Her strength and skill are matched only by her stubbornness and the oversized chip on her shoulder. When the fate of Tekano is threatened by a group of rogue assassins fueled by their hatred for everything Tekano represents, Amara and Isa are brought together once again. Their unforgettable romance was cut short by Isa’s need to protect Amara, but when the stakes are raised, they must work together to save their beloved Tekano. With the help of time travel, they set out to find the rogue assassins and stop them from halting the progress of the technology that has enabled the Earth to survive climate change. As they face danger at every turn, Amara and Isa must confront their feelings for each other and decide if their love is strong enough to withstand the challenges that lie ahead. AmazonKU
Confined in a small shipping container for weeks on end, Taru was starving, dehydrated, and close to death. When she was given the option of remaining in the container until her owner could turn her in for the reward, or being one of fifteen females going to a mining moon to pleasure the drillers who were willing to pay for her services, she chose the latter. At least there was the possibility she could escape from there and get back with her people. Kirby Luka agreed to pay the astronomical sum to have his own woman, if only to have a companion. Someone to talk to and maybe to share a bed with. He never expected to have to contend with having to take the last female in the group. What was leftover. A female Gyra who not only was a feared and dangerous humanoid, but a deadly enemy. Their initial meeting is contentious. But when a deadly disease infiltrates the close community, Kirby know the only way he and Taru can survive is to get off that rock. That means working together and sacrificing what they both wanted. They never anticipated the consequences of their actions.
For the sake of her people, Princess Meriane must mate with an Earth man to bring more diversity into the gene pool. When she’s conceived a child, her mate will join the other males in the men’s colony. In this way, her culture has perpetuated itself in peace for generations after banning the hated Triani from their midst. Finding a proper bed partner shouldn’t be hard at Earth Con, should it? Zarim has been sent to Earth Con to masquerade as an Earther in order to worm his way into Meriane’s bed and her heart. When he finds himself falling in love with the virginal but feisty princess, he has to discover a method to make peace between their peoples. Unfortunately, his very identity makes him an outcast on her planet.
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VS: I’m working on my 17th book in the Badari Warriors series right now, if you can believe that! But AYDARR, the foundational first book, just got a really nice review from the Book of my Heart blog recently, so I’ll feature it today as my backlist entry for your consideration:
Jill Garrison, a maintenance tech at the Sectors Amarcae 7 colony, goes to sleep one night as usual only to wake up in her nightgown stranded in the middle of a forest on an unknown world. There’s no time to think as she’s stalked by carnivorous predators and rescued by genetically engineered warriors calling themselves the Badari. Turns out they and she, along with her whole colony, are now prisoners of the Khagrish, a ruthless race of alien scientists. Working for enemies of the Sectors, the Khagrish have created the Badari to be super soldiers.
Aydarr, the Badari alpha, isn’t sure he can trust Jill but his attraction to her is undeniable. He impulsively claims her as his mate to prevent her death at the hands of the Khagrish.
Can he continue to protect her from the experiments already underway? Will his claiming her put his pack in jeopardy from their alien masters?
As Jill searches for a way to rescue her fellow humans and get them all to safety, she finds herself falling for Aydarr, despite the secrets he’s keeping. She has a few of her own.
The situation becomes dire when Aydarr and his pack are sent offplanet on a mission, leaving Jill unprotected, prey for the senior scientist. Can she escape the experiments he has in mind for her? Will she be able to thwart the Khagrish plans and liberate humans and Badari alike? How will she and Aydarr reunite?
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A witch on the run who could save the world–or destroy it with one touch – I am who they fear. The Harvester Death Witch. The one who holds the power of their fate in my hands. Or at least…that’s what they whisper. The coven has fallen. The vampires are circling our den. And if we don’t find new allies, our Pack won’t be able to fight much longer. On my Alpha’s orders, I must find others who hide beneath the shadows for not only our protection, but theirs as well. Only I’m not alone on my mission. I brought Cruz back from death once before, and though I know the goddess forbids it, I’d do it again. Because he’s my mate. And my ending. AmazonKU AB
A werewolf, a gargoyle, a phoenix, and a demon walk into the bar…Yeah, it sounds like a set-up to a bad joke. But this is my life, and it just got weird. Jade: As a hopeless romance author, I go out to a local bar, looking for something to cure my writer’s block. When I discover four of the hottest guys I’ve ever seen in real life, this forty-year-old homebody finds all the inspiration I need. For my books, of course. But when I dare to take a couple of sneaky pictures with my phone, they catch me ogling. Now, I believe they are following me. Maybe they’re worried that I overheard something I shouldn’t have. From how shifty they were acting, they might be involved in shady dealings. Arran: The little witch was spying on us. I need to find out who she’s working for. Is it for the Witch Council? If so, then I don’t need to worry… much. But if it’s for our sworn enemy, then I’m not above a bit of torture so I can find out what she knows about our friend’s death. Either way, her mesmerizing hazel eyes or those lush curves won’t save her now. The four of us have been burned by a woman before. Never again. AmazonKU
She’s meant to be ours …This feud between our packs has cost us the omega we love. We messed up. All six of us. And now we’ve lost her. Time to put our animosity to one side and work together. We’re going to win her back. The problem? Blazing through the city to rescue her is the easy part. Learning to get along? Convincing her we’ve changed? Proving we’re worthy? A hell of a lot harder. But hard work’s never stopped us before. It certainly won’t stop us now. Bea is meant to be ours. AmazonKU
With Molly gone for good, Storm is looking forward to life calming down just a little bit. But she soon realizes not everything is over. Molly wasn’t calling the shots, and someone else wanted her family dead. At the same time, another murder in Golden Hope has the town gripped in panic. Will Storm and the rest of the Witches Murder Club be able to find the killer, who seems to be using magic to lure in their victims? AmazonKU
Although Tarin’s long-term relationship ended recently, he still decides to go on the long-planned camping trip with his ex. Since the relationship had been comfortable but nothing earthshaking, they both enjoyed camping, and they’d moved back to just friends easily enough, there was no reason not to. But when he wakes up after an argument about sharing a bed, he finds his ex gone — with the car — leaving him miles from the nearest bus route back to Auckland and only his two feet to get him there. Despite detailed instructions from his hostess, Tarin gets lost on the unsigned, unpaved roads. With the approaching night shrouded in a thick, creepy mist, Tarin can’t believe his luck when he stumbles upon a nameless hamlet. But are the friendly, gorgeous men who live there his saviours or his downfall?
Britain, A.D. 47 – All at once, everything changes. The rebellion of the Northern Iceni under King Caturix results in dire consequences for Boudica. Without Aulus Plautius’s protection, Boudica must face the new, more severe Roman Governor Scapula. Struggling to make their way in a war-torn landscape, Boudica and Prasutagus persevere, but fate has a way of undoing our best intentions. Catastrophic events take place undermining everything Boudica worked so hard to achieve. As the eagle betrays, the queen of ash and iron rises to protect all that she loves. AmazonKU
He picked up the scent. Mate. Mine. He growled. The sound made him tremble with equal amounts of excitement and fear. When he glanced ahead of him, he saw her. She was stunning. All curves, blonde hair, and red lips. Mine. All mine. The wolf inside him growled so loudly that Blaze shook. But he kept his cool. He stared at her with every step she took into the club, his fingers begging him to touch her. Now they were in Midnight Mates, and Leo, the club’s manager, came up beside him. “Security says you brought a date?” Leo asked him, his voice incredibly chipper. “Not exactly.” He turned to go to the bar. “She’s here for you more than me.” No. She’s mine. Only mine. Don’t forget it. Every step he took away from her made the animal fight for control. He didn’t like it. And Blaze liked it even less. AmazonKU
Just another day in the restaurant. That’s what Eliana thought, until a walking alpha god stepped into the room. Frozen in place, her heart pounded, and her head spun. She didn’t know what was happening to her. She usually rushed off to greet and seat the newest customers as they arrived, but this man, in all his chiseled, sensual deliciousness, had her spellbound. His dark hair, devastating eyes, and his sheer size reeked of alpha male energy. Eliana had never seen or felt that. Her pack members didn’t exhibit those qualities. Eliana was intoxicated by his aroma. Hot cocoa with roasted vanilla rose over the scent of the dark roast coffee brewing nearby. Sweet and tempting, she tried to hold in the burning desire to drink him in. He was a man on a mission, his stride smooth and confident as he approached the counter. Eliana’s heart beat faster with each inch he came closer. It hit her when he was about halfway through the building. Mine! Her animal demanded. No, no, no, not this. Not now. Yes. Now. AmazonKU
Jamie, Diego, and Raven have run the gauntlet of magic school together, defeating ancient dangers and saving countless lives. For all the good they’ve done, though, the powers that be aren’t about to bend their rules to allow the three of them to become mages together. No, a mage needs a single partner, a single Complement to unleash the full potential of their magic. Or so the school authorities believe. What is written on the hearts of Jamie, Diego, and Raven might be enough to break not only the long-held traditions of the Hegemony, though — it might just break magic itself. Can the three find a way to avoid choosing one true pairing, or will they find that the colors of magic are a rigid black and white? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Miss Mary Falnor much prefers intellectual discussions to formal balls, and with her friends’ help, she finds herself able to attend and meet the dashing stranger who introduces himself as Stephen. Can she unravel the mysteries of his identity without losing her heart? The Falcon and the Bluestocking is a paranormal Regency romance with falcon shifters. It is part of the Shifter Season series. It has a forced proximity m/f romance and is Mary and Stephen’s complete story.
A modern-day homicide detective is working as an undertaker’s assistant in Victorian Scotland when a serial poisoner attacks the men of Edinburgh and leaves their widows under suspicion. Edinburgh, 1869: Modern-day homicide detective Mallory Atkinson is adjusting to her new life in Victorian Scotland. Her employers know she’s not housemaid Catriona Mitchell—even though Mallory is in Catriona’s body—and Mallory is now officially an undertaker’s assistant. Dr. Duncan Gray moonlights as a medical examiner, and their latest case hits close to home. Men are dropping dead from a powerful poison, and all signs point to the grieving widows… the latest of which is Gray’s oldest sister.
Poison is said to be a woman’s weapon, though Mallory has to wonder if it’s as simple as that. But she must tread carefully. Every move the household makes is being watched, and who knows where the investigation will lead.
The Fae Queen and the ruler of the Demon Council can agree on one thing. They want a war to end all wars, and they’ll flatten anyone who gets in their way. They’ve already crushed the demon spymaster Nigellus, while angel Neveah Lane barely escaped into hiding with her lover’s ragtag group of friends and allies. The three realms are in danger of collapsing into chaos as political tensions that have been simmering beneath the surface for centuries erupt into all-out conflict. In many ways, Nigellus has always been a cold-blooded, manipulative, underhanded bastard. He’s also loyal, courageous, self-sacrificing, and quite possibly the love of Neveah’s cursed immortal life. With reality crumbling around them, can she and the others rescue him from the heart of the enemy’s stronghold, and somehow stop the madness before it descends into unimaginable cataclysm? AmazonKU
Romantic relations between humans and elves are strictly forbidden, punishable by death. But what if temptation is stronger than fear? When young baron James is attacked in his chambers, elf knight Raziel is assigned to him as his personal guard. Like all elves, Raziel must uphold his virtue, but he can’t help falling for gorgeous, intelligent James. With James’s safety at risk, Raziel insists on guarding him day and night. But with every moment they spend together, temptation mounts until they’re desperate enough to break the law and risk it all. AmazonKU
Something’s got a spaniel familiar’s tongue…and it isn’t a cat. Charity Hughes is the first witch in more than a century to possess a gift like hers. She’s a “familiar whisperer” — someone who can communicate with other witches’ troubled familiars and resolve their problems. When Darla Fitzgerald, an influential but abrasive witch, brings in her familiar, Milo, Charity runs into a barrier she’s never before encountered. The spaniel isn’t talking. At all. And when a potion to reveal Milo’s thoughts doesn’t work, Charity calls Darla to get more information…only to learn the woman has been found dead. But that’s not the weird part. Though familiars always pass with their witches, Milo is hale and hearty. After something — or someone — attacks the dog, Charity desperately calls local vet (and secret crush) Noah Jenkins for help. Now Charity is walking a double tightrope: How to manage her attraction to Noah without revealing the world of witches right under his nose…while trying to figure out who would go to any lengths — including dognapping — to ensure Milo stays silent as the grave. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
When the light is trapped by evil, it takes an equal darkness to free it. As the executioner of Hell, Alastor condemns those who are damned to the fires of the Underworld. When he meets the damaged soul, Ariana Sanchez, at the Speed Date mingle, he’s taken by her, and Alastor has had zero interest in humans for most of his existence. What makes her different is what makes her special: their touch strikes a vision of a future he knows has to be impossible… because it’s a life with her. Will he allow himself the chance to love and be loved, or will he destroy her and claim her soul? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
We’re in enemy territory. I have days to fix this or it’s war. Things aren’t totally what they seem in the Seelie Court. Not everyone here is my enemy. Even people I thought were five minutes ago are actually on my side. This is really a wake-up call about judging an entire realm because their prince is awful and their king is an idiot. Alastair is on the run with my dad and Brock is rotting in a cell back on. The sharks are circling in the Seelie Court. A lot of them would see themselves on the throne and some of them don’t care about getting my father safely back. In fact, I think a few of them are hoping Alastair kills him and takes care of all of us because they want war with the Unseelie Kingdom. So while we are here, I have to rescue my father, get my revenge on Alastair, stop a war a small minority wants, and help the Red Queen change the Seelie Realm to what the majority wants. AmazonKU
As a Dragon King, I should have little to complain about, but my life has become a monotony. I feel shackled to the throne, trudging through every day hoping for something to change. And then it did. While hunting a monster, I came across Shye. Utterly misnamed, Shye is anything but. He’s vivacious, bold, hungry for life, and never hides what he feels. He makes me laugh. I can’t remember when I’ve laughed so much or when I last looked upon my kingdom with wonder. Shye gives me that; he gives me everything. For years I’ve been surrounded by sycophants. Flatters come with the crown. I was wary around Shye at first, but I quickly realized that he means everything he says, just as he says it. I want to trust him. Still, strange things are happening in the crown city of Zasbara, strange and violent things, and they all began when Shye arrived. Is my lover my long-awaited mate, the only man who will complete my life? Or is he my worst nightmare, a monster who will destroy everything I’ve worked so hard to build? AmazonKU
The Wolf Shifters of Valren have been allies of humans since before I was born. Their new King is known as a strong and fearless leader, and now he’s my only hope. Taken by slavers, I’m traded to the Orc horde as a war prize for their General. When King Lukas comes to negotiate peace, the moment his eyes meet mine something sparks between us. He claims I am his Fated One–his Lunara–and steals me from the Orc horde. Lukas swears he’ll keep me safe and offers me his hand. But when I look in his eyes, I see the dark and hungry wolf that lies just beneath the surface–fierce and untamed. And I worry I’ve only traded one monster for another. Now, I find myself wondering: Can I accept both the beast and the man who would be my husband? AmazonKU
Everyone fears the Orcs that live beyond the Northern Wall. The Orc King is known as a savage and brutal warrior. When the Orc horde invades the kingdom, there is nowhere to escape. Captured and taken before their King, I fear for my life. The moment our eyes meet, the Orc King claims I am his Fated One–his Ash’kyra, and that our destiny is intertwined. Our people have been enemies for hundreds of years, but he refuses to let me go. Planning my escape, I must first earn his trust. But the Orc King is far from what I expected. And the more time we spend together, I find myself drawn to him despite my better judgment. He does not just want my hand, he wants my heart. And now I find myself wondering: What would it be like if I allowed myself to fall for him? AmazonKU
In a world full of betrayal, my Elf Knight is the only one I can trust…Everyone knows of the Shadow Knight of Aerylon. Rhyven is the First Blade of the King—the most fierce and lethal warrior in the seven realms. As sister to the King, I was never meant to rule. But on the day of my betrothal, our kingdom is attacked, and my entire world is shattered in an instant. Rhyven rescues me, vowing to keep me safe from my enemies. Despite his icy exterior, I find myself falling for the man who is now my guard. I know I can trust Rhyven with my life, but now I find myself wondering: Can I trust him with my heart? AmazonKU
My life is full and my product is famous. Well, famous locally… My Realtor swore I’d never find a piece of land with the zoning I needed and the water I wanted…but I held my ground and, after more than a year of research, they showed me to this hillside overlooking the national forest. The spring is more than ample for my needs and incredible to drink. The Realtor suggested I just bottle the water for sale, but that wasn’t the dream. I put my life savings into the property and the equipment and opened Cougar Brewers three years ago. And after all that time, I can finally consider a personal life. I’m looking for my omega. Someone to share and build a life with. Someone to have a family with. Someone to love and who loves me in return. A forever kind of someone. Giorgio and Stefano pointed me in the direction of The Male-Order Mates app. They both met their mates through the app. They also pointed out half a dozen happy couples eating lunch in their restaurant and bar, The Grizzly, who could also credit the app for their happiness. If my best customers recommended it, I was willing to give it a shot. But when I get to the train station, I get the surprise and shock of a lifetime. Two omegas standing there waiting for me— or are they waiting for each other? AmazonKU
It’s the end of the world as you know it…At least it will be, if my dear despicable mum gets her way. I, however, happen to be quite fond of some of the toys I’ve discovered on this plane. Ma petite monstre, for starters. But the plague is spreading, taking no prisoners, and I’m trapped and at the mercy of a deal I made with Rosie. If Pestilence succeeds, I’ll lose everything I’ve rightfully stolen. What a waste that would be. Then I’d be left in the cold and my mate would end up with them. Her vampire duke. Her over-protective wolf. Her cocky shifter. Her human hybrid. That just won’t do. Not without her delectable demon topping the list. That’s right. Topping. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to redeem myself in her eyes, not after everything I’ve done. I am the villain of this story, after all. What? I did warn you. It’s not my fault you didn’t believe me. But I’ll let you in on a little secret about villains: They’re a whole lot of fun, and if you’re not willing to lie, possess, or steal for the things you want, well can you even say you deserve them? Unfortunately, if mummy wins, none of that matters and we all lose. So, I suppose I’ll have to do what I can to stop the Apocalypse if I want to enjoy the prize I worked so hard to claim. You don’t have to thank me. I’m not doing it for you. AmazonKU
She is the wielder of blood magic, and she may end them all. “Monster…” Wren has never stolen a life, but that doesn’t stop her from believing her darkness makes her a walking nightmare. Harboring a power so lethal, unpredictable, and entirely forbidden by kingdom law, Wren’s spent her whole life hiding what she is—who she is. A bloodwitch. Meanwhile, a war is looming, and Wren’s feral magic may be the only thing that can stop the uprising from destroying the kingdom, her home, and everyone that stands in their way. After her sister is captured by the rebellion, Wren must seek help from the kingdom’s ruler who would sooner imprison her than offer aid. Except… Singard needs her, and when she volunteers the use of her power in exchange for his help finding her sister, an unlikely alliance is born. Forced into a reluctant compromise with the “white-haired witch,” Sin finds himself protecting Wren for his kingdom’s survival, but their star-crossed relationship quickly spirals into one straddling the precipice of hate and passion. As secrets are unveiled and loyalties are tested, neither are sure who they can trust. When hostilities deepen and war draws near, Wren is determined to rein in her wild magic and bind it to her will. With the lives of everyone she loves at stake, Wren must look within and decide if she is the monster she fears, or if there is light to be found in the darkest parts of herself.
Human women are toys on Protheka. The trick is to never get old…When my daughter falls sick, I know that I must do anything to save her. So I take to the auction stage. Sacrifice myself to a dark elf that likes pain…But one that delivers pleasure, too. Our growing love puts not just our lives in danger…But my daughter’s life too. I’ve given it all up for Loer. And now he must decide what to do. Will his past be the death of me? Or will it be what pushes us together? AmazonKU
As the heir to a powerful vampire gang, I should be a master thief by now. But my own abilities have always been flawed. I’m good at one thing, though—stealing. When my uncle sets his sights on a prized possession owned by Gothel, the ruler of the Sky Syndicate, I’m tasked with the job of taking it. Everything changes when I meet the captivating gargoyle. He offers to fix my broken magic, and his smoldering touch and commanding presence make me feel alive for the first time in years. But Gothel’s help comes with a cost. He demands my complete surrender. And when I discover just how good it feels to give in, it’s a price I’m willing to pay. Our dangerous game of seduction and submission leaves me yearning for more. But even as I give myself to him, I know the bliss is short-lived. I’ll learn from Gothel, and then I’ll steal from him. At least that’s what I tell myself. The more time I spend in the syndicate lord’s company—and over his knee—the more I wonder if I can rob the only male who’s ever truly helped me. When danger threatens to keep us apart for good, I realize I haven’t been learning to steal. I’ve been learning to love…and I’ll do whatever it takes to win Gothel’s heart, even if it means risking everything. AmazonKU
If the ABI finds me, I’m dead. Agent or not, when your dad is the head of the most notorious arcane crime family in the country, no one believes you when you say you didn’t open that gate to Hell on purpose. Now, I’m practically glued under enough null wards to hide a god and stuck with a stupidly sexy shifter of a jailer who hates my guts. When my former employer comes sniffing around, not only does he keep me alive, but we find out that our pasts are far more connected than either of us realize. And the lies we’ve been told could kill us both. Amazon
Dear Miss Emilia Whitehall,
Due to your family’s recent fall from grace and your inability to thus far to secure a match on the Marriage Mart, Her Majesty has deemed your Season a failure. With no further prospects at this time, you are hereby ordered to attend The Monsters Ball. A carriage will collect you, so as to ensure your safe arrival and attendance. After a family disgrace and a broken engagement, Emilia Whitehall wants nothing more than to hide from the prying eyes of the ton forever. Unfortunately, her scheming mother has other ideas. Forced to attend the Monsters Ball by both royal decree and familial obligation, Emilia swiftly agrees to a marriage contract with a charming marquess with whom she has intense chemistry. Unfortunately, things go awry when Emilia is whisked away by Jack D’Elope, the mysterious Earl of Ritchford, who insists her new fiancé is even less honorable than her previous one. Bent on revenge against the marquess, Jack holds Emilia for ransom. Furious, she begins hatching plans for her escape. But the longer she and Jack are secreted away in a cozy, romantic cottage, the more Emilia begins to question her decision …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
To avoid spoilers. I will not be writing a blurb for this book. If you read Ice you will know that this next story is about Ax. It’s time for the phoenix king to have his world turned on its head. I strongly suggest that you read the first five books in the series before picking this one up. It’s fast-paced, steamy and forbidden. AmazonKU
What’s a few years of bloody gladiator matches and witchcraft-for-hire when the life of your most important person is on the line? Like most people, Lark doesn’t notice a problem until it reaches his own doorstep. Saving his best friend from the soaring costs of life-saving healthcare requires him to sign away everything he’s got—his body, his freedom, even his witchcraft—to a billionaire who plays at philanthropy for entertainment. Although Lark may have the heart of a saint, he doesn’t have the patience of one. It isn’t long before he begins to rock the boat and ends up threatening the very people he wants to save in his reckless heroics. A KIND VOICE IN HELL is a story about an occult-obsessed billionaire looking for away to bring gladiators into the twenty-first century, a trans man with a hero complex who has never known illness a day in his life, and the disabled people caught in the middle. It contains queer love, found family, and a hero who needs to sit down and shut up before he tries to help anyone. Follow Lark as he forges an unlikely alliance on the inside and weaves masterful spellwork in hopes of changing the world for the better. Amazon
Growing up as the daughter of a magical librarian, I’ve lived a thousand lives through books. When I’m supposed to follow family tradition and become a cleric on my twenty-first birthday, the ancient library where I live mysteriously burns down and I’m named the main suspect. To keep me out of trouble, I’m sent away to the Andora Academy of Witchcraft. Cliques thrive at my new school, so of course, I’m at the bottom of the social ladder. But I have a much bigger problem than school drama. Something sinister is lurking in the shadows, something that wants to use me and my family for its devious plot. I’m not the only one who’s noticed, though. Theo, the popular witch I’m crushing on, knows too, and to my luck, he wants to help. Unfortunately, sifting through the academy’s secrets is proving to be just as hard as passing my classes. Scratch that—harder, and much more dangerous. The closer Theo and I get to answers, the more dark magic emerges. I may not have been able to save my home from the flames, but I refuse to let the academy, my family, and the truth all go up in smoke. AmazonKU
Cori Munroe just wants to enjoy her life after her Draft service has completed. The kids are delightful, her home life is good, but as always, trouble finds her. Rips between Earth and the realms are appearing and she seems to be to the only mage that can easily close them. When Esmere calls her to attend the council, something she thought she was well clear of, she finds herself forced to take up a position as Lord of Earth. With the council expecting her as the Herald of Magic to stop the rips, Earth freaking out and preparing military responses to the rips, Cori finds herself caught in the middle between old friends in the structures of power and new friends in the realms. Can Cori find the answers to the Undoing and stop this before something unforgivable is done? Or will she and her family be caught in the middle of a war between Magic and Earth? How high will the cost get? AmazonKU
There are a few things that could land a witch in hot water. One is having stronger magic than most. Like a Vanish Witch who can make not only objects but people disappear. Another is being in possession of amulets that contain ghosts whose touch is death. Kitaine Neris has both. But she keeps the flirtatious ghost hidden, stays off the High Coven’s radar, and keeps up appearances with her local coven while secretly using her magic to Vanish the corrupt and violent from her city. Until a hit goes horribly awry and Kit ends up Vanishing instead. She’s shocked when she ends up in a chaotic, parallel world, and realizes that everything Vanish Witches made disappear wound up there. Including her boyfriend, Marrik, who Kit never meant to make disappear at all. Kit and Marrik’s reunion is passionate, but they need to get back home. But that’s easier said than done when every bad soul Vanish Witches used their magic on are gunning for Kit, wanting their pound of flesh. When a mysterious and powerful witch presents a way home, Kit and Marrik will do whatever it takes to fulfill the conditions that will free them before the enemy enacts a vanishing act on them that sticks. Includes a bonus short story, Kiss and Vanish AmazonKU
On the island city of Lenorum, Maeve serves the Sisterhood of Good Death, a convent whose purpose is to shepherd lost souls from one world to the next. But her life of devotion to the unquiet dead is upended by an encounter with the haughty poet Imogen Madrigal, who has mysteriously returned from beyond the veil, not in spirit, but in the flesh–and is determined to obtain justice, whatever the cost. Maeve agrees to help Imogen solve her murder, which propels her headlong into the hedonistic and heretical world of the extravagant and influential Poets’ Court. Amazon Apple Books
I never thought I would fall for a raven shifter like him. Especially not when he’s the one who could destroy everything I love. He moves with grace and power, his ebony eyes flashing with a dark intensity that makes me shiver. His black feathers are smooth and glossy, inviting me to touch them. He is a raven shifter like my adopted mother. And she would never approve of this union. She had taken me in when I was a child, and saved me from a life of abuse and neglect. She is the strongest of raven shifters, and no one dares to cross her. But I can’t resist him. The scent of his skin was intoxicating, a mix of leather and spice. His lips are warm and soft on mine, sending a jolt of electricity through my body. I want him more than anything, even if it means defying my mother and risking my place in RavenStar. I’m not one to heed warnings. Fate pulls me into an uncertain future with the threat of being banished from RavenStar forever. He’s irresistible and I’m willing to risk it all in the name of love. AmazonKU
Anoor is the first blue-blooded ruler of the Wardens’ Empire. But when she is accused of a murder she didn’t commit, her reign is thrown into turmoil. She must solve the mystery and clear her name without the support of her beloved, Sylah. Sylah braves new lands to find a solution for the hurricane that threatens to destroy her home. But in finding answers, she must make a decision: Should she sacrifice her old life in order to raise up her sword once more? Hassa’s web of secrets grows ever thicker as she finds herself on the trail of crimes in the city. Her search uncovers the extent of the atrocities of the empire’s past and present. Now she must guard both her heart and her land. The three women find their answers, but not the answers they wanted. The drumbeat of change thrums throughout the world. And it sings a song of war.
he Battle of Tjarnnaast left its mark: Katja is adrift, haunted by her memories of the battle and dark visions of a desolate wasteland. Her only guidance is her parents’ cryptic messages from the spirit world. On their instructions, Katja goes south to track down her mercenary friend Tiernan. Maybe together, they can find the Rúonbattai’s elusive cleric leader, defeat their ranks forever, and end the war. Then Katja could finally go home — if she can decide where home is. Yet Tiernan is missing, and Katja’s best hope of rescuing him is by striking unlikely alliances — with untrustworthy acquaintances and new allies hiding dangerous secrets. Druids whisper of dry winters and warming oceans and the war-torn nation is a tinderbox ready to ignite. Katja must use everything in her power, from her water magic to her hand in marriage, to battle the growing flames. If they erupt into a wildfire, everyone and everything she loves will burn with them. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
From chudails and peris to jinn and goddesses, this lush collection of South Asian folklore, legends, and epics reimagines stories of old for a modern audience. This fantasy and science fiction teen anthology edited by Samira Ahmed and Sona Charaipotra contains a wide range of stories from fourteen bestselling, award-winning, and emerging writers from the South Asian diaspora that will surprise, delight, and move you. So read on, for after all, magic has no borders. A pair of star-crossed lovers search for a way back to one another against all odds . . .A girl fights for her life against a malignant, generations-old evil . . .A peri seeks to reclaim her lost powers . . .A warrior rebels against her foretold destiny.
VS note: Partial cliffhanger.
Gryphon shifter Marc is back in his home in the LaSalles, working on his charity foundation and trying not to be jealous of his brother Quint, who finally found someone to love after centuries alone. He’s so wrapped up in business that it comes as a great shock when an old friend shows up at his home asking for a favor before she dies. Take care of her son, who is one of the rarest shifters in the world. A unigriff. Traian doesn’t want to be trouble, but his whole world has been turned upside down. Both of his parents are lost to him, and he’s been torn away from his home. The one good thing in the whole mess is meeting Marc, who he knows is special right away. But being part unicorn means everyone wants his magic, and they’ll use violence to get it. So he doesn’t want to lose Marc as well. When an attack comes to their door, Marc’s triplet siblings come to help, and they all face dangers they never believed possible while Marc and Traiain forge a new love. Can they survive the threat to their very existence? AmazonKU
Though Jude never complains about her daily struggles in Screaming Woods, she’s happy to let her troubles melt away when she travels in her dreams to an Enchanted Kingdom to meet a magical monarch who adores her. The clues add up every morning, making her question if the passionate hours she shares with the affectionate horned king are more than wishes and hopes. Journey with Jude and her son to the world dreams are made of to meet blue King Sargon and discover the magical kingdom most people believe is only found in fantasy. AmazonKU
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can actually hurt you. When Tedi, the owner of the local haunted inn, attends Daisy’s birthday party, it’s crashed by an uninvited and unwanted guest. Stella Bowman has shown up and everyone in town is furious with her. She’s started a gossip blog, and no one is safe from her poison pen. When she shows up later that night dead with a knife in her back, the whole town is on the suspect list. Even Tedi herself. Then there’s the whole battle between good and evil that they’re fighting. Jack learns how to use the artifact, and they all plan to travel back in time to save his parents and balance the universe. What could go wrong?
I escaped the wolves who are hunting me…But then a ghost returns from my past.
Brenna is a Valkyrie who has spent millennia drifting through time, alone and heartbroken but free. Reed is a lost soldier haunted by a desire for redemption. When a new race seeks vengeance and an old one fights for survival, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. The only hope for victory rests on the life of a child, the last Elvin Princess, and Brenna and Reed are determined to see it through. Their journey through the Roots of Yggdrasil is long, hard, and perilous. Fire Giants, demons, and an army of half-breeds set on destruction threaten to end the mission at any moment. Brenna knows that feelings don’t belong in such a dangerous endeavor, especially for a Valkyrie. But as they face one deadly challenge after another, Brenna and Reed find themselves drawn to each other. Their growing love is like a stubborn flower that blooms in the dirt, but their love is now deadly. Will they be able to put aside their feelings and save the world, or will their passion be their downfall?
I was a lone wolf without a pack–– could my fated mate be a human? I don’t know what it is about Cage Rucker that makes my wolf howl. Yeah, he has a body that’s been chiseled from marble, and a smile that melts my heart, but it’s more than that. There’s something about the way he smells. My wolf knows. Does that mean that this boy is going to fall all over himself to find out? No way. Cage has a girlfriend. I don’t fall for straight boy… anymore. I wouldn’t even have talked to him again if he hadn’t offered me an exchange I couldn’t refuse. And now that I’m seeing him every day and he’s making my wolf go wild, what am I supposed to do? I’ve worked tirelessly to suppress my wolf since it got loose and killed someone. Can I trust it now? Can I trust myself around Cage considering the way he makes me feel? Will I have a choice when I learn his secret? I used to think I’m the only wolf shifter in existence. Am I be wrong? Could Cage be my fated mate? AmazonKU
He saw me first. But I’m not meant for him. Stolen from the human world, I’m brought to the kingdom of sky fae to entertain the king. With my memories taken, I no longer remember my past, but my future depends on gaining King Tiane’s favor and affection. Against my better judgment, however, it’s the attention of the morose and sarcastic High General Voron that I crave. As I try to fit in the glamorous yet dangerous court life, Voron is always there, lurking in the shadows. I believe he’s watching me as part of his duties. Then I realize he is watching over me. But even the mighty High General can’t predict what the king has planned. Voron is the only highborn without wings. I’m the only human in Sky Kingdom. We agree to hate each other, but when my life is at stake and I have no one else to turn to, can I take the risk of trusting him? AmazonKU
The seas of Faerie and Albion need to be healed in order for magic to flow again, and it’s up to one surly fae king and a lighthouse keeper with a strange gift to get the job done. Mananan has to fix the oceans between Faerie and the human world to stop them both from dying. With a god killing sword and a willingness to use it, he’s more than up to the task of defeating any monsters their enemies throw at him. The problem is, he needs to find the altars that are sucking the magic from the sea, and he has no idea where to start looking. Ella’s magical talent for seeing visions whenever she touches something has ensured she lives in seclusion and privacy. That is, right up until a kraken attacks her light house, and she is saved by Mananan. Being indebted to one of the fae is a dangerous business, but Ella has no choice. She has a skill they need to find the altars, and there’s something about her that Mananan can’t resist. As they battle to save both worlds from a growing darkness, they’ll discover that their love for each other is the strongest magic of all. AmazonKU
Three things guaranteed to turn a Mage Pageant deadly: _Contestants willing to do anything to win_Beautiful outfits and dazzling performances_A missing body When Ella goes undercover as a contestant in one of the most renown pageants in the magicking world, she’s expecting behind the scenes drama–but not a backstage murder scene. With Vanessa along as her trusty assistant and the dependable and handsome Vin watching her back as head of security, she has to navigate contestants with lots to hide and pageant staff with agendas of their own, all while maintaining her cover as a mage who wants to win the crown. Luckily, more surprise friends drop in to help. And she needs all the assistance she can get because while they know that someone was killed backstage…the body has disappeared. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
With the pack on the verge of war and its leadership in question, Tessa didn’t consider the necromancer she hired as anything other than a solution to the pack’s problem. So why can’t she stop looking at her or refuse the help she’s offered? Penelope shouldn’t have agreed to help Tessa, but she couldn’t turn down the money or the look in her eyes. Now she’s caught in the beginning of a war. So why did she offer to stick around and help? It might be her big heart or the way her pulse races when Tessa looks at her. With the clock ticking, can Tessa and Penelope pull themselves away from each other long enough to find the answer to the pack’s problems? And will bringing the pack together rip them apart?
VS: Just a reminder I did have a New Release last week!
1550 BCE. Mayet is a newly appointed priestess at the temple of Isis in a southern Egyptian border town. When enemies attack the city, she must flee alone with a sacred effigy to keep the invaders from claiming it and using it for their own magic rituals. Joining with other refugees from the stricken city, she has to hide the statue from curious eyes and comfort her companions as if she was a learned, senior priestess. They all look to her for leadership on their desperate trek north. With the enemy close on their heels, Mayet stumbles over an ancient, abandoned fort, where her party takes refuge. Surrounded and trapped by the invaders, she faces a bleak future. Khay is a high-ranking Egyptian officer, sent by Pharaoh to negotiate treaties with various southern tribes. He and his soldiers narrowly escape an ambush at the city where Mayet’s temple was located and are on the run from the invaders when he sees the shelter of an abandoned fort. Now he and his men are also trapped inside the stout walls with no food and no hope of rescue. Yet he has no regrets for the priestess leading the refugees is the woman the goddess Isis has shown him in a vision, the one who could become his wife. Together Mayet and Khay must find a way to bring their people to freedom. Will Isis listen to pleas from such a fledgling priestess? Khay comes from a famous family, smiled upon by other gods – will any of them come to his aid? As the pair struggle to stay alive and save the other Egyptians, attraction grows and unites their hearts. But is there to be a future in this world, or only in the Afterlife?
Pain, pleasure, trauma, and love—basic words that fail to capture the entirety of my disturbing and tangled past. I was created from malice and greed. After serving as Inferuna’s professional torturer for two millennia, I was betrayed and forced to either escape or forfeit my life. Before they could further blacken my demonic heart or steal my immortality, I fled from Inferuna to the human realm. Here, I found my second-greatest love to torturing lost souls… the pleasures of the flesh. I opened a special club that caters to niche interests and currently live life as its ruler… In simple words, my name is Mistress Mariax, and I run a sex dungeon for supernaturals. Earth has many vices, and I am content to play with them all. Ever since leaving Inferuna, though, the tingle of foreboding slithers down my spine. Something is watching me, and when it reveals itself, I’Il enjoy unleashing the darkness that slumbers deep within me. AmazonKU
VS Note: Book is listed in vampire romance. Author states it cvannot be read as a standalone.
Division Chief Seraphine Thomas is tired of the men in her world making her life so much more difficult. From Brian getting promoted and bringing Murray into her life to Murray treating her like he’s her boss and she has to play along to set him up because of what Director Galvin wants. Then there’s Enzo’s plans and new crazy all the way up to the damn president. Seriously, she’s about to just beat all the men in the world if they don’t stop with the unnecessary drama. And apparently, Alena’s over it too. While she can’t change a lot, Sera never stops trying to be the best version of herself and is working on loads she can make better. Her drive and pushing through the bad inspires the supes who need her and see her as the hope we all need most days. Especially when there will always be monsters who live among us. Someone is killing in Chicago, and it’s a weird case unlike the FBI has seen. Handling a murder investigation shouldn’t be the easy part of someone’s life, right? Seraphine Thomas is a crime series filled with Chicago attitude and a strong heroine that pushes what most would think a female lead capable of, along with the heat being involved with several men brings while trying to figure out what she wants. AmazonKU
I’m standing in an empty hall full of closed doors. Behind each one is an alpha I could bond with. I’ve never met any of them before. I don’t know their names. All I know is that they’re like me: a fox shifter without a family. Losing your parents is different when you’re a fox shifter. Our family chooses our mates for us. When my dads died, I thought I’d never get to have an alpha of my own. Then I found out about Snuggle Inn. It’s a place that helps fox shifters like me find a mate. Their services aren’t cheap, and there’s no guarantee it will work. The bonding process of fox shifters is precarious, even in the best of circumstances. I hope I don’t choose the wrong door. AmazonKU
Jorian Tal has lived through every age of man, training great heroes and watching those he loved age and die, or worse, fall to darkness in countless wars. Disillusioned and out of faith in humanity, the last thing he needs is another student to train. Daughter of an ancient noble house, Sarannya Tatara’s path is already decided, and yet she dreams of forbidden things: swords, dragons, and a life she can never have—until the day she holds one of the General’s blades in her hand. As demons sweep over the land in a wave of darkness and corruption, Jorian has one last chance to right the wrongs of the past, and resurrect the ancient order of knights who once kept the world safe. If he fails, all of humanity will be lost. If he succeeds, his long life can finally end. The empire he helped build centuries ago is on the brink of collapse, and everything rests on the shoulders of a girl who embodies the spirit of his greatest failure, a wound he still carries in his heart. For Jorian and Sarannya, history is repeating itself—and he has already failed her once before.
Please Note: This is a novella series with episodes coming monthly or more frequently! London, 1880 – PHILIPPA: I’ve returned to London with my proverbial tail between my legs. After the death of my beloved husband, I took my broken heart and retreated to Paris, where I’ve been living for the last year. But finally deciding I need to face the ghosts of my past, I’ve returned. And now find myself sitting in a jail cell in Scotland Yard, the precinct of the London police. I’ve been accused of stealing a diamond necklace. Really, there’s no mystery there—I’m guilty and I’ve admitted as much. But I’m only guilty of taking back something which was already mine to begin with. I can only hope Inspector Grant Stirling, a man as unfriendly as he is tall, dark and handsome, will believe me when I tell him …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Helia is fractured, attempting to recover from tragic loss and shocking revelations. The lines between good and evil have become blurred and it is difficult to know who can be relied upon in this time of unrest. The continent faces ruthless attacks by the Horde while Helia is left reeling from an unsettling truth. Alliances must be made in order to survive the war, but all is not what it seems. Those who remain in Helia struggle to process their trauma. While some find solace in turning to their work, others struggle to find a semblance of normality finding nothing but pain. Ghosts from the past have come back to haunt them, and the only way to put them to rest is to face them head one. There is one thing known for certain: The Horde is coming and they do not know how to stop them. As our beloved heroes approach their final battle, relationships will be tested, and sacrifices must be made. Can Aethion be saved? Or will it all have beenin vain? This is the last stand, the bloody battleground on which good will face evil, and not everyone will make it out alive. AmazonKU
Bad news always comes in threes. As do the hits that knock Keon’s perfectly laid plans into chaos. His no-good brother conducted a hostile takeover of their pack, became Alpha, and got killed in the space of a year. Grief has crippled their father, leaving Beta Weston desperate for Keon’s return, as Simeon’s last act as Alpha was to name Keon his successor. Leaving his friends is heartbreaking. Arriving home to a hostile pack is unsurprising. But finding a rival pack hovering on the boundaries of his land, vying for blood, could be a problem. With Simeon dead, they don’t seem to care which Alpha bleeds for the crimes. With no other choice, Keon shoulders the burden of being Alpha. Fighting, bleeding, and sacrificing. As a new Alpha, he needs to prove himself to get the respect needed for them to accept change…like dragging Vihaan into the 21st century. On the top of the list is finding a mate. But who would want to mate an Alpha whose own pack doesn’t respect him?
I’m supposed to marry the alpha. But he thinks I’m too young and inexperienced. The pack has announced that we’re a match, but he says I could never be his mate. But when my old flame shows up, he suddenly changes his mind. He gets protective of my curves and wants to make babies. I tried to oppose it, but the pack set me up on a date with him anyway. I’ve seen him a hundred times. There’s no reason to get excited. So why am I suddenly feeling sensitive and tender at the sight of him? Why do I want more when I know my attraction isn’t reciprocated? He says I can’t be his mate but moves me into his house anyway. He pretends he doesn’t care but get irate when my ex shows up. He makes me furious but his protectiveness turns me on badly. The tension hangs in the air, and I’m about to beg for release. What will the alpha do when he finds out I’m pregnant with his baby? AmazonKU
I thought orcs were just a fantasy. But as it turns out, my billionaire orc boss is a fantasy alright…My fantasy. I came to Curiosity for a vacation. I didn’t expect to meet a tall, handsome, growler – a man and a myth in one. Just my luck, Hargoz is looking for a nanny – and that’s my speciality. But even if it wasn’t…I’d say yes to whatever gets me in his house. His kids warm my heart, but their father has started a fire in me that only he can soothe. And based on those bulging muscles I’ve seen, he just might have the endurance for it. I know that he has the size. For orcs, actions speak louder than words. And I’m ready to show him just how eager I am to please my new boss. AmazonKU
There are many things that go bump in the night, and I am one of them. As a vampyr who was born to fulfill a prophecy, my life was planned before I was created. I obeyed every rule, and I became the perfect vampyr, but one night changed everything. Rejected by the man who was destined for me, who was supposed to love me forever, I do the only thing I can, I flee…Into the night, nursing my broken heart. Being a rejected mate corrupts the soul, however, and in this game of Courts and Kings, nobody wins. Nobody except the monsters in the shadows. The monsters that save me, welcome me, and make me one of them. Welcome to the Court of Nightmares, where all your wicked dreams come true. AmazonKU
Christian Avery is not ready to move on. After his humanity was taken away, Christian has trouble adapting to his new life as a raven shifter. He feels stifled by his overprotective flock mates. All Christian wants is one night to himself. That night ends in disaster when Christian is lured into a supernatural killer’s den. Just when Christian thinks death is ready to claim him, a gruff half-fae investigator surfaces to save him. Ford Benton is relentless. His sole goal in life is finding the creature who put his partner six-foot under. Meeting his fated mate is an unexpected surprise. When danger closes in, Christian and Ford agree to work together to bring a serial killer down. As Ford becomes closer to Christian, he realizes that there might be more to life than vengeance. AmazonKU
Chaos beckons me …I feel it in my bones. I hear it in the wind rushing through my hair. That veil has been lifted, the fog is gone. My magic is alive inside of me, burning and begging to be unleashed. There’s no turning this off and going back to the life I had. I know who I am now and I know what I have to do. But things have gone from bad to worse. It’s one step forward and two steps back. Except I’m not alone in this fight. The mages of Second Realm are right behind me, guiding me on this journey…and I have Bastien. Queen Tephine really hates that I have Bastien and I have every intention of rubbing that in her face. She tortured him for decades and now he’s going to be her demise. Because the one thing she never planned for was his betrayal. The Court is waiting…but they’re not near ready for me. AmazonKU
VS note: Cliffhanger.
They call me their captive, their pet, their toy. One prince wants to keep me; another desires to steal me away. And a third? I think he wants to end my life. During the day, I’m kept by the possessive and alluring Prince Blaze and the charming Prince Treyton. At night, I find myself…somewhere else. There, I’m no less a prisoner than I am when I’m awake. The psychotic and deranged Night King wishes to clip my wings and keep me caged. Everything changes when Calan—the icy, aloof, and cold-hearted prince of the Winter Court—spirits me away to the overrun Summer Court. He hopes to use me to find the elusive Death Whisperer and get revenge on behalf of his brother. What will he do when he discovers the fae he’s looking for is none other than the servant he despises and desires in equal measure? With Day and Night forces attacking us from every direction, a mysterious assassin following in my footsteps, and a deadly virus rampaging across the territories, I’m not sure my powers to heal will be strong enough to save us. How can one female repair a world torn apart by war, bloodshed, and hatred? Death has whispered to me for years now, but I’m afraid of what will happen if I finally decide to start listening. AmazonKU
She was willing to sacrifice anything for revenge. But she thought she was only gambling with her life… not her heart.Aerial performer Zita has dedicated ten years of her life to one thing and one thing alone: vengeance. Armed with an iron blade, she must take to the silks and give the performance of a lifetime to kill the notorious Prince of Monsters – the fae prince responsible for her sister’s death. But when Zita’s plan fails, she finds herself imprisoned, sentenced to be the prince’s “pet” as punishment for her crime. With cruelty as sharp as his claws, Sepher is everything Zita expected from her enemy. Yet he’s also patient and obsessive, particularly when it comes to his “pet’s” punishment. Nevertheless, Zita refuses to surrender – not even to a fae prince. Sepher may have collared her, but nothing can stop her from getting her revenge… not even at the cost of her heart. AmazonKU
Koalas aren’t supposed to live here. Human omega Cameron is looking for a place to live away from the rat race that is the big city. When he arrives in the small town of Riverford, he decides to make it his home. But the garden in his new house is nonexistent, and when two men, one elderly and the other with blue hair, direct him to a local nursery, he heads straight there. Alpha koala shifter Gideon has always felt out of place. His father was mistaken for a wild koala, locked in a cage, and transported across the ocean to a zoo. He shifted and escaped, but in his search for somewhere to live, he mated, and they had Gideon. Now Gideon is an adult and alone in the world, he’s adrift, always searching, but never finding where he belongs. Until he meets Mr. Lucas and his nephew whose new business is running a nursery. While Gideon is browsing the eucalyptus, he makes an interesting discovery. AmazonKU
Ellie Gleason has protected the town of Samford, Alabama for decades. It’s not as glamorous as her glory days as the WitchLight Hub, but it keeps her active during her golden years. Life is good. Well, it’s okay. Fine. It could be bloodier with a smidge more gore, but retirement is meant to be low-key. It’s not like her fragile bones could handle the strenuous hunt for monsters anymore, even if her current duties are dull as dishwater. But when her great-nephew shows up on her doorstep in tears—or is he her great-great nephew?—begging for help, Ellie straps on her beloved shotgun, Bam-Bam, and gets the coven back together. Sure, Betty just had a hip replacement, and Flo would rather flirt than fight, and Ida is busy with her anniversary plans, and Joan is…Joan. But Ellie is certain she can whip the girls into shape in time to defeat the creature preying on kids at a nearby summer camp. She might even have them home in time for dinner. AmazonKU
Kinsley and Meri team up to investigate the mysterious theft of a powerful magical amulet. The charmed jewelry has the power to harm witches, so time is of the essence. They must use their combined knowledge of magic and detective skills to uncover clues, from a suspicious pawn shop to an old barn in the forest. Can they solve the crime one spell at a time? AmazonKU
”Then, Samkiel, you will know this is how the world ends.”But it was not this world. No, it was mine. It was Dianna. The world quakes in fear as the last shred of Dianna’s humanity is ripped from her. As it should. Grief consumes Dianna, burning away any semblance of good within her and threatening the budding relationship between her and Liam. Now, Liam must pull her back from the brink of complete damnation before time runs out. AmazonKU
Everyone has secrets, and growing up in the Wildlands has taught omega wolf, Nicky, that some secrets are meant to be taken to his grave. His life is looking up now that he’s part of the New Hemlock Wolf Pack, and he and his brothers have settled in. Nicky enjoys studying magic with his teacher, Starry, and being an uncle to Baby Astrid, but there are things not even his brothers know about him. While one brother enjoys his life with his newly met true-mate and the other daydreams about meeting his, Nicky is content to keep his thoughts, memories, and secrets to himself. Everything grinds to a halt when he meets Alpha wolf, Manuel, who has come to Heartville with secrets of his own, even if they’re more obvious than Nicky’s. Alpha wolf Manuel arrives in Heartville with a not-so-little secret. Baby Juliard is almost three months old. For reasons of his own, he kept Baby Juliard’s birth to himself and is now on the run from the baby’s not-so-happy grandparents. He wants to start over and carve out a peaceful life for himself and his infant pup, but the past has a way of dogging his footsteps. With their future hanging in the balance, will Nicky trust Manuel enough with his past to exchange the true-mate claiming vows that will surely expose his deepest darkest memories before Manuel’s past catches up with them? AmazonKU
My mates have changed my entire world. The broken wolf. The protective dragon. The passionate griffin. The playful snake. Just when I let myself hope for a happy ending, everything comes crashing down around me. The fate of the world is in the palm of my hand, but to eliminate the threat I might have to sacrifice more than I’ve bargained for. AmazonKU
I’m the girl who nearly killed her alpha. Fresh starts are for the deserving. After what I did, that is not me, so when an opportunity to start over comes my way, I decide to go lone wolf instead. Gavin Blackshaw, the shifter sent to take me to my fresh start, thinks I’m joining his pack in Colorado. I’m not. Gavin proves strangely resistant to the idea of me becoming a lone wolf. By resistant, he swears to chase me down if I even think of running. When we wind up sharing a bed in a motel room not once, but twice, it’s impossible to deny the simmering attraction between us.
Staying with him isn’t an option. Until a ghost from my past doesn’t just try to haunt me, it tries to kill me. Suddenly, leaving isn’t as clear-cut as I’d envisioned. With Gavin determined to fight this threat by my side, I’m tempted to let him. Can a stray alpha who doesn’t believe in fresh starts find one in Colorado with a shifter hell-bent on keeping her? AmazonKU
Destiny isn’t for the weak. I’m broken. Broken, and I don’t know how to fix me. I only know that I had to walk away. Walk away from my love, my friends, my new life. But then the world starts falling apart. And in order to fix it—in order to save everything that is dear to me—I have to do the one thing I’m terrified to do. Embrace my power. Embrace everything in this new life I’ve carved out for myself. For if I don’t, all will be lost. AmazonKU
Lost Past. New Powers. Time to fall in love. Destiny isn’t for the weak. There’s only one way to save Charlotte, and I’m it. But if I managed to do it, what will that mean for Triaten and my sister? I’m torn, and not in a good way. For if there’s one thing I’m starting to recognize, it’s destiny. And Triaten and Charlotte? They are destiny in the making. Heathens in the Shadows is a reimaging mashup of mythology and demigods in a fantasy romance with forbidden love, multiple POV, myths and legends, fated mates, amazing powers, morally-grey choices, twists, cliffhangers, spice, two kick-butt heroines and two tear-the-world-down-for-her heroes. Plus, let’s not forget the delicious, sexy angst. AmazonKU
Grayson Cole is stuck: stuck with writer’s block, stuck with no love life, and stuck in a place he no longer feels is home. In an effort to free himself—and discover the mysterious reason he’s so drawn to his mother’s hometown—Gray travels to Scotland, hoping that the wild, beautiful scenery will relight his lost spark. Upon arrival at a picturesque Loch-side village, Gray quickly realises that the scenery isn’t the only beautiful thing the Highlands has to offer. Hamish Macleod, the fiery young Scotsman who runs the local museum is refreshingly blunt and as sarcastic as they come, and Gray refuses to ignore their instant chemistry . . . even if the lad is an avid believer in the Loch Ness Monster. They indulge in a no-strings holiday fling, but a series of increasingly vivid dreams—and some life-changing late night encounters—have Gray questioning everything he thought he knew about Loch Ness and its mythical beastie. He’s forced to admit that Hamish was right about the creature’s existence, but it turns out, the lad is hiding an even bigger secret, and when Gray finds out the truth, he’s in for a wild ride. In more ways than one. AmazonKU
Captain James Erickson was once a prince but is now cursed and bound to the sea. With a reputation for being fearsome and ruthless, he has weathered many storms. But nothing could have prepared him for the storm that took his entire crew—a storm conjured by a siren, a creature believed to be extinct. Consumed by revenge, Captain Erickson is determined to find the siren who destroyed his crew. But when he captures her, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her. As they journey together across the treacherous ocean facing countless dangers, their forbidden love may be the greatest danger of all. Will Captain Erickson let go of his desire for revenge and give into his connection with his sworn enemy? Or will the curse live on? AmazonKU
VS note: From APRIL 28.
Never trust a werewolf. I’m the weakest cartomancer who ever lived, but I can use Tarot cards to work magic. Most days. That makes me the natural prey of the Soldiers of the Light, the jumped-up werewolves who police the magic community. They’ve hunted cartomancers for centuries because of some stupid ancient feud. Never speak to a werewolf. I’m helping the local vampires track a rogue that’s menacing our little town when I knock a handsome stranger off his motorbike. He’s badly hurt but refuses medical help. So I take Mr Tall, Dark and Suspicious home—and find out he’s a Soldier. Because that’s just the kind of day I’m having. Never, under any circumstances, fall in love with a werewolf. He’s my sworn enemy, but sparks fly between us. Now I have a monster to catch and a town to save, all while guarding my secret—and my heart—from a man who would kill me without a second thought if he knew the truth. AmazonKU
She is the love of his life; he is promised to another. Emma – I love my job. I love my boss. Then I meet my new boss, and he’s the sexiest man alive. I don’t plan to do anything about that attraction, but fate forces us together. We ar e attacked by lion shifters! He saves me miraculously, and I learn he’s not only a lion shifter himself. He’s a prince! When he tells me who I am, I am in disbelief. He’s here to save me, but we can’t be together. Unless I can figure out a way to change that. Caleb – Emma is breathtaking.
Her parentage shows immediately. She has no idea who she is. She has no idea why the rebels are after her. It falls to me to protect her. I’m good at my job. But I am also more than my job. I am heir to the throne of the lion shifters. And I am promised to another.
How can I put my love aside and do my duty? AmazonKU
A hitman and a fae walk into a café…Callum always gets the job done—whether he likes it or not—but this job isn’t like any other. The target’s too young and pretty for comfort, and the clients are offering more threats than cash. And either the target poisoned his hot chocolate or he’s going crazy, because magic trees are suddenly a thing. It’s really not his day. Linden’s on the run, and the human realm’s a good place to hide from evil sorcerers who think he’s the answer to a prophecy. But his enemy has found a way to send a very human and very dangerous assassin after him—a man who could kill Linden with one hand. He should be terrified, but his knees go weak for all the wrong reasons.
When Linden’s family is taken hostage, Callum ought to be the last thing on his mind, but Linden can’t resist the chance to fulfill his deepest fantasies before sacrificing his own life. Callum knows he should walk away—it’s not his fight. But the beautiful fae is under his skin and now protecting Linden and his family feels more important than his own survival. A human learning to feel. A fae learning to trust. Can two worlds merge into one true love? AmazonKU
VS Note: Re-release of a Vella serial. From APRIL 27.
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 resurfaces. “The Future Aesolina” takes place after “The Elven Lord’s Concubine: Volume Three” and contains Episodes 52 – 77 of the Kindle Vella serial. It is 76,000 words in length and has a to-be-continued ending and contains themes of violence. AmazonKU
The road to Hell is paved with Yellow Bricks – I was perfectly single and content up until the wild winds brought me to this strange world of Oz. Suddenly I’m a hero who killed a wicked witch, and my dog, Toto, is startlingly human: a tall, gorgeous, dark-haired one at that, who’s ready to ruthlessly protect me from all of the strange creatures along the Yellow Brick Road. Then the scarecrow showed up, a so called tin man, and a “lion.” They all want something from me, and I don’t know if I can give it to them. Not with the Wicked Witch of the West hot on my ruby red heels. My only hope is that this Wizard everyone keeps talking about will break all of our curses. If he doesn’t, I may just have to take matters into my own hands, Then they’ll all be sorry. At least I’ll be getting some cute shoes out of it. AmazonKU
My world comes crashing down when I learn my mother is not my mother but a centuries-old spirit determined to possess my body. I do what anyone in my position would do: I run. But I can’t keep running forever, so I enlist the help of Redrock Protective Services. I expect to be partnered with one of the company’s gargoyle brothers but find myself face-to-face with a demon instead. (You know the type: horns, tail, devilish grin.) By the otherworldly glow in his eyes, it’s clear Eamon wants to do a lot more than just protect me. Wrapped up in the arms of my very own possessive monster, we search for a permanent solution to my problem. Can we find it in time, or am I doomed to lose myself forever? AmazonKU
DELL – When the dust settled after the Halloween party that changed so many lives, I was left in the shadows. I watched the people I lived next to for years forget about me as they picked up the pieces of their lives. How could they find a new normal when I’m left no better than fog? Darkness and bitterness have become my constant companions and I have no doubt that’s how it will always be. Even though I’m angry, what else can I do but continue to watch from the darkest corners of Screaming Woods while everyone goes on? I’m not expecting a light to suddenly appear. Caroline isn’t all monster, but, as a child of our resident wolfman and his mate, she’s not all human either. As much as I want to give into the pull to her, I’ve spent far too long existing within the shadows. She deserves more, but that won’t stop me from watching her. CAROLINE – Finding my place in Screaming Woods hasn’t been easy for me. I’m not a monster, but I’m not a human like my mom. I’m something in between. I don’t know where…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Reeve Lawson, reluctant werewolf and Supernatural Agent, is all about work. Until he meets Lord Rosewood and experiences an attraction unlike any he’s ever felt. He learns a werewolf myth may hold the answers. When Lord Rosewood is implicated in a crime, Reeve risks all to find the real culprit. Meanwhile, Lord Rosewood is hiding something that could change everything. Can the two overcome their issues and find their way to each other? Amazon KU
When a true crime podcast turns into a true crime, Abby and her fellow FBI investigators are shocked when a young woman is murdered during a live broadcast. With no clue as to the victim’s identity or location, the team must rely on Abby’s intuition to hone in on the victim. When they discover the girl’s remains at the University of Texas, the team can barely catch their breath before another female student falls victim to the same killer. Knowing that it’s only a matter of time before her phone rings with another young coed’s pleas for help, Abby and her team must race to find a clue—any clue—that will lead them to the killer. Trouble is, Abby’s got a sinking feeling that she could be the next guest on the killer’s podcast. Amazon
Centuries ago, humans waged a war with dire consequences against magical beings. They won and banished the vicious fae to another realm. Now, after years of waiting, the fae and the paranormal descendants they left behind in the human world are ready to rise again. When Cassidy Wright envisioned how her life would change as a newly divorced, single mom of 40, learning to navigate a treacherous world filled with monsters and magic wasn’t what she had in mind. She had no idea supernatural creatures or magic even existed until she inherited her late mother’s cabin in the heart of Silvery Pines, Colorado. Now, Cassidy’s seeing things she never believed possible: vampires, shifters, and a haunting power within herself. And as the banished fae, now known as The Watchers, return to seek revenge on the human world, Cassidy’s newfound abilities make her the target of their series of deadly games. To stand a chance at defeating a bloodthirsty horde of fae-descended vampires, Cassidy must learn to control her mysterious power before the first game at Winterball begins. The cost of losing is her life…and the lives of everyone she loves. Let the games begin. AmazonKU
She’s my dirty little secret, so perilous that can destroy everything I have. Never did I need a fated mate, but she’s too alluring to resist, and also too suspicious to be claimed. Falling for a spawn of hunter is like blasphemy, which will make me the traitor to my pack and even a turncoat to all werewolves. I must be cruel and reject her, yet crazy in this game of love and hate we finally give in to our bond. Only by staying hidden can her life be saved, but she sneaks out and gets attacked. When she appears with my enemy, I’m told she’s pregnant and plans to skip town. After a night of revelations, I choose her over everything else, but determined to kill all shifters, human hunters won’t let us off. She wants to sacrifice herself while I’m ready for a fierce battle. AmazonKU
Mage Jannick Pederson thought it was a simple assignment: help the gryphon leader find some missing human children and then go home. A noble cause, even if he didn’t much like the abrasive jerk. So why didn’t someone tell him he’d be working closely with the leader’s son instead? That hot piece of perfection could make even happily-single Jannick give up his no-strings-attached ways. Gryphon shifter Conall Arwan has simple goals for his life: get his PhD in pediatric shifter social work and stay off the radar of his disapproving father. When his father orders him to work with a hot but arrogant mage to find missing human kids, all Conall sees is how it pushes back his graduation date. Again. And even if the mage unexpectedly turns out to be not so bad—and maybe even a little sweet—there’s still no future for them. Conall’s dad has plans for him and they don’t include getting involved with a sexy, infuriating mage. But fate has other ideas. AmazonKU
Rory and her magical family have been through their fair share of tribulations. The sudden reappearance of a hidden corridor in the library has unleashed a series of baffling riddles left by the library’s creator, but Rory’s deceased grandmother’s motives are as shrouded in mystery as ever. When a professor is poisoned to death at the local university, everyone thinks it’s an accident. Only Rory and her family know of a potential link with a notorious group of vampires who are tangled up with her family’s own history. Before she knows it, danger is afoot, and the past is intruding on the present in unexpected ways. Can Rory unearth the truth before she ends up consigned to the pages of history herself? AmazonKU
I have a glorious past full of achievement and renown. I mean, I feel like I must, right? The problem is, I can’t remember it. I can’t even remember my own name. I was found in a river, body mangled and face scarred, with nothing to identify me besides a single embroidered letter. My memory is a murky blur, but I have a quest, one that will give me back everything I’ve lost. The voice in the water told me so. But the voice seemed to miss a few important highlights—namely the woman who challenges me at every twist and turn of my journey. The woman who tells me I’m a villain. The woman who becomes every fervent whisper of my heart, and every last thought in my head. If I can complete my quest and recover what I’ve lost, she’ll see we’re meant to be. AmazonKU
An Alpha will stop at nothing to retrieve his Mate. Even if it means being scorched in the wake of his own havoc. After Edwina is kidnapped by her crazy ex-boyfriend, Cody, Hardy puts pressure on the Rogues’ plan to take over Newham. Brimming with tension, he moves to attack the Highcrest pack as soon as possible, but nothing is ever simple. With new foes materializing, the stench of powerful magic in the air, and an unexplainable obsession from Hardy’s Mate’s ex, retrieving Edwina almost seems impossible. Almost. Through the strength formed from abandonment and leadership, Hardy will push through and overcome any obstacle to claim what is his. Or he’ll die trying. Edwina’s longing for her Mate is maddening. Her home is no longer her home. It is the base of the enemies. Plagued with doubt, betrayal, and anger, she decides to use her ex-boyfriend, Cody’s, obsession with her to get to the bottom of her mother’s disappearance, but at what cost? When Cody finally crosses a boundary and Hardy is made aware, the roar from the Alpha of the Rogues can be heard for miles before all chaos ensues. AmazonKU
Can repeatedly stabbing your fated mate be the way to his heart? After a rough break-up, omega Brady needs a cover up tattoo ASAP. He refuses to walk around with his ex’s name etched into his skin for one day longer, especially since it was the unfortunate result of a not-so-sober night years ago. But finding the perfect artist is harder than Brady thought. It’s only when he and his daughter Kiara take a wrong turn that Brady finds his perfect tattoo artist—and maybe something more…When a handsome young father walks into Heraldry Ink, alpha TJ nearly drops his tattoo machine. His long-buried shifter instincts awaken and he knows Brady is his fated mate. But Brady is human and TJ isn’t even close. Can TJ convince Brady that a human and a heraldic beast are meant to be—all while painfully stabbing him over and over? AmazonKU
No. It can’t be. How did he find me? This isn’t him. It can’t be. I’ve covered my tracks. Done everything right. Kept moving so that he can never catch up to me. The magical ring on my left hand tightens around my finger. I almost hiss in pain. The burning sensation lingers as I bury my fear deep down. The man with the red eyes catches sight of me. It shouldn’t matter. I don’t look anything like he remembers. With a magical glamour wrapped around me, I am no longer the violet-skinned elven woman that was promised to him. Instead, I am a black woman dressed head to toe in leather, with white braids pulled up into a messy bun. Yet, he sets his sights on me as if he knows. I look back to the door and curse to myself. My target has slipped away. I’ll have to track him down again later. Right now, I need to get out of here before Arven D’Or of the Golden Elven Court realizes that he’s finally found his bride-to-be. Because there’s no way I am marrying that monster. Not after what he did to my family. No matter how persistent, how patient, how pretty appears, I know his true character. Don’t I? AmazonKU
He used to bully me for having a crush on him. Now he wants me to play nurse for him.
I avoided him after he publicly rejected me, until we ended up working in the same office. We compete, we bicker, but then he’s bitten by a wolf and needs my nursing skills.
And suddenly, he turns into a huge beast and gets all protective of me…I don’t know if his savage wolf is dangerous and I don’t how to handle him. When I run, he gives chase, my scent in his nostrils. When I stop, he gets close and shifts back, his clothes torn and discarded. He says he needs to devour, to ravage, to tear into something. And that something is me. The atmosphere is stifling, and the adrenaline notches things into overdrive. It gets even worse when we’re locked into a room together, unable to leave. I can feel the animal within him, but I remember the man he used to be. The man who rejected me. The man who suddenly wants to protect me. Will this massive beast claim me as his mate? AmazonKU
My mate and rival want me. As the Lioness of my dying pride, my mate Lanas helps me break free from my father’s constraints. We now look to find a new home for our people. On our journey to Orestes, we meet Mika, heir to another pride. We’re rivals at first, but I slowly start to see him differently. Every time he talks to me I can’t stop looking into his beautiful eyes. Lanas was always meant to be my mate. But my attraction to Mika creates a complex dynamic between the three of us. The love and attraction I have for both Lanas and Mika consume me. I need to figure out how it’s going to work with the two of them. If I don’t our pride could become extinct. AmazonKU
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