I have a new scifi romance release this week – WHEE!
I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking quite a few as I prepare these posts LOL).
‘AB’ denotes audiobook and the Amazon buy link.
NOTE: I’m doing my best to avoid listing anything generated from use of AI but it’s sometimes tricky to detect from the resources I have available.
What starts out as a simple mission to rescue a group of lost humans turns into a nightmare for pack enforcer Nario, as he’s captured by the enemy scientists and plunged into an unprecedented journey to their home world for unknown experiments.
No Badari has ever been to the Khagrish planet but Nario vows to find a way to save himself and the others taken with him. The situation takes on additional urgency when he realizes one of the human women in the group is his fated mate. Aliana Ridley was a historian in the Sectors, traveling from world to world to record significant events when she was abducted by enemy aliens and destined to become a subject in unimaginable experiments. Now she has to rely on this fearsome, genetically engineered soldier to help her escape their captors and find a way home. She agrees to pretend to be his mate to fool the scientists but soon finds herself experiencing emotions she never expected to have with a man who’s handsome but not human. Will Nario find a way to escape the enemy’s grasp and get them all safely back to the Badari planet? Author’s Note: This is a complete story for the two main characters, ending with their HEA. There is a cliffhanger situation unresolved in the book for a pair of secondary characters, which I’ll resolve in the next book in the series.
She’s fed up with her mundane life. He yearns to escape the danger that surrounds him.
Jasper Finch wants to leave the Earth city of New Faxian behind where he and six other rares—the last surviving Strazans with extraordinary powers—are forced to live thanks to the freshwater river cutting through the city. Water nourishes his species and stabilizes their powers, which are volatile on Earth. A pity his relentless enemy is tracking him down. Then he meets an intriguing woman, and leaving becomes the furthest thing on his mind. Suzy Grant is over her career as a car saleswoman, but then it’s fair to say she’s over everything and everyone…until a young man with afro hair and a ripped body walks into the car yard. That she is too old for him is as painfully obvious as his reluctance to buy a car. So why is he so reluctant to leave? But getting to know the real him comes at a price. He isn’t what he seems…and he has pitiless alien enemies that make her reconsider the serenity of her humdrum life.
She’s been human trafficked to aliens, but a dashing space pirate captain has other plans for her when he robs her abductors. Delilah’s linguistic abilities have gotten her far in Starfleet. As far as an alien planet full of new languages and cultures to learn. But she never expected to be human trafficked by one of her own. Captain Lucien has been sailing space since he was a boy. Re-kidnapping an already kidnapped human female is child’s play for him and the crew of the Lusty Maiden. But he’s never been around females, especially not in close quarters nor for any long stretches of time. Are they all this soft, this curvy? Or this feisty? So infuriating? As Delilah and Lucien learn to communicate, what goes unsaid looms even larger for these two. Silent concerns, unvoiced feelings. Unfamiliar desires. With three alien species on the brink of war, this human catalyst is primed to accidentally light the fuse. The one thing she wants most is the only thing he can’t give her. Freedom. AmazonKU
They came, and they conquered.We cower in their presence – the enormous green men not of this world. They are monsters. But their king is the worse monster of them all.
The men under his command are heinous in every way, yet they bow down to him. Little do I know, out of every woman in our village, I am his chosen one. But being chosen comes at a cost – his step brothers want me too. This is a nightmare I shouldn’t be enjoying. His yellow eyes strip the clothes from my back when they sweep over me, and my body quivers under their intensity. I hear the gossip. The king only needs a human for one thing – to create a son and heir. What should I do? My only hope is to escape. I can’t let him claim me, but I can’t deny him. He is their king, but he’s now my king, too. Why is my body betraying me? My heart palpitates and my knees go weak when he comes near. Do I turn down his advances? Do I tell him about the improper advances of his brothers? Either way, I’m screwed…literally! AmazonKU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance.
When the Ukari came to Earth, we thought we were the most powerful beings in the entire universe. As I toil on my family’s farm for the new tyrant who rules our planet, I realize just how utterly wrong we’ve all been. My name is Kyra, and I am one of the last humans born before our enslavement. I just also happen to be one of the first to hold the power to destroy our masters. AmazonKU
Layla and Rupex should never have crossed paths. But now that they have—they could be each other’s salvation. Rupex is the King of a decimated pride and the captain of the Comet Stalker, a starcraft traveling through the Felix Orbus Galaxy on a quest to avoid more loss and heartache. After Queen Fever killed almost all the pride females of cub-bearing age, the Leonids are facing a population crisis. Rupex needs to start living again after losing the women in his life. Could a human surrogate carry his child and reawaken his interest in life? Layla is a scrappy survivor from Sapien-Three, a ravaged planet where most humans sell themselves to the highest bidders in hopes of staying alive. When an unexpected encounter with a towering, savage-looking lion-man shows her a better way, she jumps at the opportunity. Layla knows that being his surrogate could set her up for a comfortable life where she’ll never struggle again. She just has to get the proud, stubborn King to see her as an equal and accept her proposal! AmazonKU
ALANNA HAS ALWAYS HAD HER HEAD IN THE CLOUDS – Negotiating for humanity’s future? That’s fun. Acting as the go between for humans and aliens? That’s easy. Having a mate that doesn’t want you? That’s confusing. He told she was his, then said he didn’t want her. What is she supposed to believe? She can’t make a scene. There’s too much at stake in Earth’s first contact. Peace and prosperity are dependent upon working with the male who makes her feel grounded for the first time in her life but who has refused her as his mate. SURVII HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO KEEP HIS FEET ON THE GROUND – A single female to share pleasure? That’s boring. Settling down and making a den? That’s horrifying. Suddenly wanting all of it after seeing her? That’s confusing. He needs to focus on negotiating with Earth, on convincing them to accept the protectorate treaty, but all he can think about is her. Having a mate always seemed like a burden, but nothing has ever felt more freeing. She experiences reality in a way he’s never been able to appreciate. But he wants to. Until Earth attempts to sell him his own mate. A LOVE THAT WILL DEFINE AN ERA – A lasting agreement between people has been settled by marriage for centuries. To the domini, it’s insulting. To the humans, it’s an opportunity. But not everyone is eager to welcome extraterrestrial visitors, much less enter into an agreement that would allow human experimentation and promote interspecies mating. They’ll do anything to put a stop to it. The future of humanity hinges on love and understanding. AmazonKU
Darion, Commander of RIBUS 6, is off on his next mission, and this battle is like nothing ever encountered before. The Quora, a formidable militaristic society, has incited war upon all those around them, and the Empire has been forced into action. It will be up to Darion to handle them, but the conflict will press him and his elite crew to their limits. Shanna, Korba and Chelan’s eldest daughter, is resolute in her bid to deal with everything that happened to her at the hands of the enemy during RIBUS 6’s last mission. Despite the threat level this operation possesses, Shanna is determined to participate in any manner she can as a way to rebuild herself. She needs purpose. She craves adventure. And she wants to help. But most of all, she wishes to be at the side of her beloved mate. What ensues will turn everyone’s worlds upside down in ways never anticipated. With all the uncertainties intrinsic to war, tomorrow is never promised. Amazon
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but appears to have LGBTQ romantic elements.
Drawn into an extraterrestrial war, Ingvild Tang will do anything to meet her anchor, the cognate meant to be the other half of her quantum pair. When sent to retrieve an anomaly–the husk of an alien neither dead nor alive—she encounters an enemy agent who looks too familiar: Hua Ziyi, a version of a woman she loved and lost, but from another timeline. They soon begin a chase, cat and mouse, seducer and seduced, as warring factions fight for supremacy. Each of the women has a unique connection to the anomaly. Each of them could make or break the war—or shatter spacetime for good. All they have to do is to choose: each other, or their factions victory? Amazon
Being attacked by the Broyx and crashing on a primitive planet was not in Claudyem’s plans, even though she is used to mishaps in her work as a mercenary. And, to top off the day, when she emerges from her wrecked ship, she encounters a fearsome and sexy half-snake alien who, instead of finishing her off, kidnaps her and takes her to a cave. With what intention? And…why does he stare at her so intently? Aeyser can’t believe it. A snake from the sky has fallen on his land. When he comes face to face with it…he didn’t expect a strange female to emerge from within. And the moment she attacks him, marking him and initiating the mating ritual, he doesn’t hesitate. He accepted her challenge! He found his partner. However, he will not have things easy as he does not understand her language and his female, no doubt, is a warrior with a fierce and warm heart. Will he get her to love him and forget about the stars? AmazonKU
Nika – Being one of the most wanted women in the universe wasn’t an easy gig, but sometimes, you must be ruthless to survive. After a decade of conning my way in and out of danger, desperate to locate something stolen from me, I’d found it, only to have it ripped away. I was given a choice: steal from one of the most dangerous males alive or die. I didn’t expect death to be the kinder option. Lev – In the infinite space of the universe, my unique ability to find anyone and anything was lucrative. With powerful enemies—and even more powerful friends—I never expected a tiny human female to take me down. She stole my future—the only treasure that was solely mine—and when I tracked her down, nothing prepared me for what I found. She was not what I expected. And when a violent criminal threatens her life, I will do anything to protect her. Even if it costs me everything. AmazonKU
The Lathar aren’t the only aliens out there…Falling for your boss is never a good idea. Falling for your handsome, alien billionaire boss is an even worse one…A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity takes Audrey out of her comfort zone and up to Devan Station, the new alien station in Earth’s Orbit. She knows she’ll be working with aliens… but is horrified to discover her new boss looks like an actual demon. She soon learns that her boss, Utak, is not only an intellectual powerhouse but also a caring leader. When he rescues her from predatory aliens at a lavish ball, their connection deepens, and they give into the passion simmering between them…He never believed in love at first sight, especially not with a human. When his new human assistant arrived at Devan Station, everything changed for Utak. He tried to keep his distance, but her soft voice and bright smile broke down his walls. Utak’s control snaps as he sees Audrey in danger from the K’ranii, a vicious species that considers consent irrelevant. He’ll protect her with his life… and claim her as his own. Everything was perfect, until his past caught up with him. His engagement to a Tavkronian woman was a business arrangement made by his father, but Audrey’s discovery of the truth shattered their happiness. Can he break free from his contract and win back Audrey’s heart?
VS Note: Not a romance but I know we have many Liaden Universe fans here. A scifi rleease of note.
A door never closes, but a window opens . . .With origins in the Old Universe, the malevolent, acquisitive intelligence of Tinsori Light sought to infect others with itself and send those agents out into the wide new universe to infect even more. For centuries, two heroes stood between Tinsori Light and the vulnerable universe—Light Keepers Jen Sin yos’Phelium and Lorith of the Sanderat. Just when it seemed that they—merely human—must fail, Tinsori Light, enfeebled by aged systems, succumbed to the stress of a unique spatial event—and died, leaving the station a shell. Luckily, the light keepers have back-up. A mismatched team of arcane specialists are on-station, working nonstop to preserve the Light, build trustworthy systems, and open the refurbished station for business. In fact, ships are already incoming, and it becomes a matter of urgency to sort friend from foe. In particular, the Lyre Institute wishes to acquire Tinsori Light, and will do anything, spend anyone, to achieve that goal.
Ever since the world fell apart, I’ve had no one except my sister. We’ve stuck together and taken care of each other, and I’ve never let anyone else in. But when one bloody night shatters our temporary haven on the flood-ravaged coast, surviving alone is no longer an option. I have to trust someone, and Cole is that person for me. Cole has spent years on a doomed, lonely mission to find his brother, but he goes out of his way to save us. He’s strong and stoic and driven, and I can’t help wanting him as more than my rescuer. But trusting Cole is a mistake. The man will always leave. Two years after I learned this hard lesson, I need his help again. My sister is taken, and I have no one else to turn to but Cole. I’ll accept his help because I have no choice, but I’ll never trust him with my heart or my body again. I’ll do anything for my sister, including once more risking everything on a man who will always leave in the end. AmazonKU
I’ve never been the bravest woman, so when I get catfished on a date I don’t confront them. I run. I never expect for my catfish to chase me. I’m terrified, but that’s when things go from bad to worse. I’m abducted by aliens, dropped right in the lap of an alien Alpha that turns into a dragon, and fall head over heels in lust with said alien dragon Alpha. Oh, and did I mention he has no soul? I can’t help but want him, even when he claims I can never be his mate. But for the first time ever, I find my backbone. And when my soulless Alpha chases me? I love it. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
I gave up hope of a fated mate and family years ago. Then she crashes into my life. AMANDA – The holidays give me the perfect chance to take my first vacation in years. Before joining my family, I’ll take a little time alone to unwind from the constant stress of leading humanity. But my shuttle crashes, and he comes to my rescue. A grump with the physique of a god, Kol makes my body sing in ways I thought lost to stress and time. Suddenly, being alone is the last thing I want. KOL – As a wilderness adept, I spend my days exploring the beauties of nature. Our new planet offers many wonders—ones we need to protect from the humans. Then she falls out of the sky, tearing across the landscape and my peaceful existence. Amanda’s sweet scent entices my senses and sets my mating heart beating. A human fated mate is the last thing I want, yet I find her impossible to resist. AmazonKU
Nine years after a mysterious ecological disaster, journalism students Alex and Rosalia investigate the strange company that rebuilt their city and turned it into a vision of the future—that is, until Alex’s world is turned upside down by a chance encounter with a gigantic monster from another world, a Kaiju, and the mysterious masked hero fighting it! Inheriting the masked hero’s power, Alex must now take on these powerful Kaiju when he transforms into the hero Blaze. As a gay man, Alex never imagined his cozy college life becoming deadly, but that’s just what happens as his battles uncover an unholy connection between his city, the most powerful company in Europe, and the Kaiju. Can he uncover the secret before it’s too late? Henshin!, a new, action-packed take on tokusatsu drama, features fiery fights, mysterious conspiracies, and LGBTQ romance for fans of classic Power Rangers and Kamen Rider stories.
Ada – I’d rather be anywhere but here. In a broken spaceship with my least favorite crew mate—Mr. Perfect Flyboy, Galen Frenzi, star of the Federation. Sure, he’s sinfully hot, but he’s also a cocky jerk who’s always correcting me. So why can’t I stop staring at him? When he exposes his bare chest, the urge to do very naughty things—like lick his pecs—is so thrilling I almost throw myself at him. I need to get out of here, before my desire leads to things I’ll definitely regret. Galen – Ada hates me. But it’s for the best. I’ve craved her since the first day we met. If I don’t keep some distance between us, I’ll go wild with need. She’s tantalizing. Hypnotic, even. It’s best I stay away. But that’s not an option while we’re trapped together in a tiny spaceship. When the climate control breaks and most of our clothes come off to keep us cool, I know I won’t be able to resist her for long. AmazonKU
Abducted by aliens and brought to a slave auction, Marielle expects the worst. But a run in with a kind old man sends her path spiraling in a new direction. Suddenly, she has fresh hope for her unexpected life as a space traveler. However, Marielle gets more than she bargained for when alien lawyers show up at her door. Stassi has a one-track mind. He lives to care for his aging father and to deliver goods along a recently colonized route in the Darcadian-Paranthix systems. His life gets turned upside down when the unexpected heiress comes aboard. Marielle’s new-found wealth makes her a target for enemies unknown. She needs a hero, but is Stassi ready to look toward the future? AmazonKU
VS Note: QOTD = Queen of the Dome. Dystopian scifi romance.
The combat trials. He’s going. Cassian’s only qualm is that he has to do the wrong thing to do the right thing. The city’s fate rests on his shoulders, but that’s not what plagues his thoughts and hurries his heart. She’ll never forgive him. He knows it, but he still has hope that he can claim the heart of the woman he left behind. If he makes it out alive…He left her. He thinks he’s doing the right thing, but the numbers that Salem has trusted all her life are beginning to lose her faith. She wants him to live, she’ll do anything to make sure that he does. But can she ever come to terms with what he did to save the city, what he did to her? She gets her chance to keep him alive for long enough to figure that out, but what will happen when his safety is no longer in jeopardy? What will happen when it’s hers? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
An intergalactic luxury cruise to a distant port is a world unto itself in this piercing short mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth. Traveling faster than light, the transport ship Redundancy is cut off from communication as effectively as an ancient ocean liner. The isolation suits crew member Ace Vance just fine—she’s got nowhere else to be. But when a wealthy passenger turns up dead during a routine voyage, Ace will have to connect with the passengers and crew to uncover the truth. Tragedy will strike again—it’s only a matter of time. Veronica Roth’s Void is part of The Far Reaches, a collection of science-fiction stories that stretch the imagination and open the heart. They can be read or listened to in one sitting. Amazon
The harshest taskmasters in the galaxy aren’t warlords or generals…they’re toddlers. I’m desperate for money so I interview for a job that makes even the strongest alien warrior tremble – nanny. After all, the kid’s don’t seem that bad. But the dad? He makes me want to BEG for the job. He’s so fine it scrambles my brain. Too bad his ego is the size of a supernova. And Boltor? He makes it very clear. This isn’t just a position to be filled. He demands to own me. I already know my answer. Will I regret this? Maybe. But one look at this hot, brooding, alien dad and I already know…I’ll obey his every order. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
A revolutionary experiment in space opens a woman’s eyes to the meaning of solitude in a thought-provoking short story by New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor. Tornado Onwubiko is one of seven people on Earth paired with sentient ships to explore and research the cosmos for twenty million euros. A decade of solitary life for a lifetime of wealth. Five years into the ten-year mission of total isolation comes a consolation: a temporary meetup among fellow travelers. A lot can happen in a week. For Tornado, who left a normal life behind, a little company can be life-changing. AmazonKU
In the darkest depths of the universe, where love is forbidden and freedom is a distant dream, three souls find each other against all odds. Katsuki, a radiant beauty from the matriarchal world of Runihura, sees her spacecraft sabotaged, leaving her and her grown daughter stranded on the oppressive patriarchy planet of Akurn. Separated, Katsuki finds herself thrust into the merciless clutches of oppressive slavery. A burning determination haunts her to find her daughter and escape, yearning for a glimmer of hope where there is none. Qhasheik, the valiant captain of a spacefaring crew, embarks on a routine mission only to witness the cataclysmic destruction of his beloved homeworld, Peinuewei. Crash landing in the treacherous realm of Akurn, he awakens to the harrowing reality of the death of his crew, trapped within the clutches of a cruel and ethnocentric society. Abiditan, born into an esteemed noble lineage on Akurn, bears an undeniable secret… (more blurb on ebook seller’s page)
In less than a day, my simple life disappears and if I don’t have an alien warlord’s baby–everyone I know will suffer. When strangers visit my home, I learn my life is a lie and my father isn’t who I thought he was. To save us and our town from the powerful Syndicate, I agree to have an alien warlord’s baby. And then kidnap it. Ulfar is nothing like I expected. Powerful, dangerous, rough. Gentle, caring, protective. If I confess, I’ll be sent to a prison planet and my father will die. If I leave, I’ll break more than my own heart. What do I choose? My past or my future? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
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VS Note: This week I’m featuring IVOKK as my backlist highlight, because it’s one of my favorite stories and has quite a plot twist at a critical point. I do like to keep things fresh for each Badari Warriors novel – new adventures for sure. There’s an overall series arc but each book can be read as a standalone. Ivokk appears briefly in my new book, NARIO.
Proud enforcer of the Badari South Seas pack, Ivokk undertakes a secret mission back to their former home, in search of a cure for a mysterious illness affecting his soldiers, now in exile in the north. He’s ready to make any sacrifice to find the answer and help his pack brothers stay strong. He’s even willing to accept responsibility for the human woman assigned to the mission, although she’s a headstrong civilian, difficult and rumored to dislike his kind.
Sandara DiFerria was once a three star chef in the Sectors, but that was before the alien enemy kidnapped the entire adult population of her colony to use for experimentation. Rescued from the labs by the Badari, she does her part to support the rebellion now by running the vast commissary operation in Sanctuary Valley. All she asks is to be left alone until she can get back to the Sectors and pick up her old life again. Her one previous romantic brush with a Badari soldier turned out badly, ending in public humiliation. Add to that post-traumatic stress from her life before moving to the colony and she’s the last person to pick for a top secret mission. Or so she believes.
The Alpha running the pack disagrees and sends her to do the job under Ivokk’s watchful eye. Thrown together by the nature of the task they must undertake, the undeniable attraction they both feel grows. Will the dark secrets of Sandara’s hidden past create an insurmountable barrier between them? Can Ivokk and the tempestuous human chef find the answer to the Badari illness in time? Or will the elements and the enemy bring disaster?
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Can a dragon and an elf really save an entire kingdom? AmazonKU
Leila, a Sinner haunted by a fiery past, was shattered when her foster brother Zeke died. Believing herself responsible, she protected her heart from the world and became a seductive assassin for the Sinner Sisterhood. But when Zeke turns up at the Sisterhood’s doorstep, very much alive, more charismatic than ever, and working for a righteous team of hunters hellbent on dismantling her organization, she must confront the secrets and lies that tore them apart. Zeke, a gunslinging demon hunter burdened by guilt and regret, has spent years hiding in the shadows, seeking vengeance over the demons he believed killed Leila and his biological family. He faked his death to protect Leila, knowing that his presence in her life could only bring danger. But when an ancient prophecy reveals …(more blutb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Hali Waverly thought she’d seen the worst the world had to offer. Then her boyfriend Gray Hunter’s parents arrived on her beach. Now the horror truly begins. Hali has a big problem…and that’s not including the skeletons that are taking over the beach thanks to an errant spell. Nobody knows who cast the spell, or more importantly why, but Hali is determined to find out. When she’s not dodging visits from the people Gray wants to see least in his life that is. Hali is a fixer, which means she can’t stay out of the situation. Will she make matters better or worse, though? Gray knows exactly how he sees his future going. His parents aren’t part of it. Despite that, part of him doesn’t want to shut the door forever. If he lets them in, though, will he lose everything he’s been working toward? Gray and Hali are a team. Dark forces are moving in on them from every direction, however. It’s going to take both of them working together to come out on the other side. Even then, it might not be enough. Death is coming for St. Pete Beach, and it’s not taking any prisoners. AmazonKU
Finn – My brothers and I have a vacation cabin on a large piece of property in the wilderness. I often go there to spread my wings. It’s hard to let my dragon free when people are around, and the beast needs to fly. The last thing I expect is to find a woman passed out in our woods. She’s like a precious jewel and my dragon can’t let her go. Marina – I’ve been searching my entire life for proof that I’m not crazy. I was five years old when I saw the dragon flying over my family’s summer rental. He had golden eyes and his soul spoke to me. Then he was gone and no one believed me. They said he was a dream and when I wouldn’t let it go, they put me in therapy. Even I started to believe I was nuts. Now I’m looking into those same eyes and my dragon is a man. Maybe being trapped in a cabin with a beast is a bad idea, or maybe I’m having a breakdown, but when he looks at me, I don’t want to be anywhere else. AmazonKU
Sir Lamorak is a mess — in debt to a ruthless knight, estranged from most of his family, and unable to resist a warm bed regardless of who’s offering. His only real hope of getting out of trouble is winning a large tourney, and with a mech suit in bad need of repair, he’s prospects seem dim indeed. At least until a mysterious ally saves him from a savage attack and offers to help him out. But can a stranger who wears a mask with glowing green eyes really be trusted, or are ey part of the swirling plots between Queen Guinevere, the jealous First Consort Arthur, and his scheming magician Merlin? Whatever happens, Lamorak must navigate political intrigue, personal demons, and distracting pleasures to survive being a perilous knight.
I left Crystal Creek five years ago thinking I would never return. But after I’m drawn back by an unknown force, I run straight into the three people I tried so hard to forget. Zander. Ash. Jett. Back in high school, they made my life hell. They were always on the sidelines, watching, guarding…Now it seems like they could be the reason I’ve come back to this place. They’re all hiding a wild secret, and the pull between us is strong. Could they really be what I’ve been looking for all along? AmazonKU
NOTE: There was no blurb for this book at the time the post was prepared.
The only human in her adopted family, Rhea struggles to care for them as a crushing psychic plague threatens to destroy her family and over half the worlds’ population. In a desperate attempt to identify a cure, she participates in an arcane ritual that connects her to an intoxicating man who may be in a situation worse than hers. If he exists at all and isn’t just some illusion of her own. Or perhaps something far worse. This handsome king’s people are beset by their own nightmares and what seems to be an attack by monstrous magical nagas. He fights to keep his people sane and prevent “the worst” from happening, seeming to fear that even these dream conversations may be used against him. Realizing no help is coming, Rhea the compassionate artist decides to slay this naga king in a world far from hers before everyone she loves perishes. What will she do when she learns the truth about the monster’s identity and the reality behind this curse? Will love triumph over fear, or will all crumble in nightmares and terror? AmazonKU
VS Note: Cliffhanger
Vampire hunter Damon Brock’s newest assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn’t the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family, and she works solo. But being alone is no longer an option when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. Forced to unite against the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they must decide between their lifelong beliefs..and their newfound desires.
*This is a plus length (100K+ words) enemies-to-lovers lesbian omegaverse fantasy romance with descriptions of heat, knotting, and mates. An upright warrior captures the captain of a smuggling operation, but their torment has just begun…As Deputy Major General of the High Nestian army, Thea Newquist has a reputation to uphold. Often lauded as King Artemis’ right-hand-woman, Thea is sworn to protect the law and keep the peace on the Seventh Star. However, there have been reports of illegal foreign tech popping up in the cities and suburbs. A handheld Touch communicator is harmless. But what about a blaster? Or high-grade weapons? No. The situation is untenable. In the middle of a private mission for the King, Thea notices a sketchy, sleek submarine emerging from the depths of the ocean, charting its own path in the waters. Curiosity pushes her to track the vessel, and duty prompts her to capture the captain who’s dropping off a shipment of illegal goods. Only… She doesn’t expect her new prisoner to be a tattooed, fiery-haired brat that simply won’t admit defeat. At every turn, the captured captain fights her tooth and nail, and Thea simply doesn’t have the willpower to fight back. With every flick of wild curls and hisses from those red lips, it becomes clear that the little omega is about to go into heat. And it is up to Thea to get the captain back to the city before those pulsing pheromones sink them both. AmazonKU
Donna Sanders has done everything right. Despite her ADHD, she has created a successful home-organizing business and distanced herself from her crazy twin—the witch of Shadow Cove. Donna is completely blindsided when her husband locks her out of the house and demands a divorce. With nowhere else to turn, Donna moves back to her childhood home, a creepy gothic house on the outskirts of town. The cauldron of bats in the attic she can handle. The ghost of the passive-aggressive Southern debutant doesn’t faze her. But living with her sister and her endless parade of secrets is a fate worse than death. When the chips are down, blood is thicker than water. And Donna’s blood is as enchanted as Bella’s. Can this late-blooming witch learn to embrace her gifts before Bella’s dark past catches up with them both? AmazonKU
A dark cloud looms as I navigate a staggering new development when my mother, our pillar of strength and guidance, vanishes without a trace. In spite of my despair, I’m determined to unravel the mystery. Instead, I stumble upon a lifeless woman, only to uncover her startling secret: she’s a tribrid with extraordinary attributes of a witch, a vampire, and a shifter. Her very existence sparks a conflagration of questions, each one more enigmatic than the last. The search for my mother propels through a treacherous journey into society’s underbelly, where danger lurks at every turn. Amidst the chaos, my loyal familiar and steadfast companion suddenly goes into labor. Desperate to save her unborn babies, I am now out of options and in a race against time. I call on Hades for assistance, hoping that he will hold the key. As the stakes rise and precious time is lost, I face a heart-wrenching choice: save my mother or safeguard the lives of the newborn familiars. The line between life and death has never been so thin, and I must summon every ounce of my magic and my courage to make my way through this wickedly fated web. Can I unlock the power within to rescue those I hold dear before it’s too late? AmazonKU
VS Note: “supernatural triangle twist” and magic.
Lyric – I had it all once: a man I loved, a child who needed me, another who needed me even more, a job that gave me purpose. And then my world was shattered. It’s taken me three years, but I’ve managed to put the remaining pieces back together, building a life for the three of us. I have a village to help me do it, but it’s a never-ending, exhausting rollercoaster, haunted by memories of the husband I lost. The last thing I need to add to this ride is an adrenaline-junkie rockstar. But he won’t take no for an answer, and the more time I spend with him, the less I want him to. Rhys – I saw her across a crowded room. No — I saw her in my dreams first. But from the moment our eyes met in our waking lives, I knew she was the one. Yeah, her life is complicated, and I’m not a likely candidate for a father figure for her kids when my inner child ends up on the outside more often than not. But there’s nothing complicated about how I feel about her, and there’s no limit to what I’d do to make her life better, if only she — and her late husband — will let me. AmazonKU
As the Divine of Blackburn, Morgan sends its departed souls into the afterlife. It’s a sacred job spanning generations of Divines before him, but there’s a problem: the process invites the dead’s memories inside and those memories quickly erode and erase his own. Before long, he fears he will completely lose who he is and no one seems to care. Then Fin, a familiar face from town, sneaks into Morgan’s room to beg for a resending of his grandmother and Morgan quickly agrees, knowing it means an opportunity to escape. As escape quickly turns into a road trip with Fin to replace the memories he’s lost, Morgan has to confront what it means if he never returns. Without him to send souls, they die completely, leaving a void in the world where nothing will live or grow. Returning, however, means he will lose himself. And so, Morgan must decide if never returning and living his life as himself—not the Divine—is worth more than the souls he’s leaving behind. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
January – After a bitter divorce in her 40s, January swears off love, embracing her newfound freedom. Men are strictly off-limits and she has no regrets, except for one: not having children. When her sister June invites her to a secluded cabin retreat, January agrees cautiously, with one strict condition—no meddling or attempts at matchmaking. But destiny has other plans. A twist of fate lands January in the Greenacre clinic, where Tavish, a magnetic and captivating man, tends to her wounds. In his presence, a spark of attraction ignites, defying January’s resolve to stay single. As January battles her conflicted desires, Tavish unexpectedly shows up at the cabin and June plays Cupid. But their night of passion brings an unforeseen mid-life surprise that changes everything. Tavish – Tavish, a seasoned bachelor among shifters, believed his chance for a mate had long passed. After all, his bear remained silent for years. But when January storms into his life, an undeniable truth is striking—she is the one. The connection is electric, and in an instant, their world transforms. Tavish’s bear roars with determination, leading them on a path to a passionate happily-ever-after that will surpass their wildest expectations. But what happens when January and Tavish’s destinies entwine in a striking midlife twist? AmazonKU
Hadley Hunter is taking some downtime with her fiancé Galen Blackwood. All she wants to do is bask in their happiness and pretend nothing bad could possibly happen.
This is Moonstone Bay, however. That’s simply not reality. When Galen gets a call that an old-timer on the island is holding a gun on the guests at a local bar, Hadley accompanies him to the scene…and watches as the unthinkable happens. The man’s death is strange enough, but when news starts to spread that their victim had been carrying on with a woman who was young enough to be his granddaughter, things take an even odder turn. It seems there’s an unknown power on the island, and this individual is casting the sort of love spells that force unusual couples to start burning—literally—for one another. Not only are Hadley and Galen hot on the trail of an outside player, but they’re also targets. Hadley has learned a lot since finding out she’s a witch. This lesson, however, might be too hot to handle. The union of earth, air, fire, and water has become symbolic on Moonstone Bay. This time the union will lead to a whole new adventure. Nothing will ever be the same again. AmazonKU
Welcome to Starlight Resort! Where monsters will tend to your every need…Needing a break from my demanding job, I book a stay at a monster resort. When a rogue wave threatens to drown me, I’m rescued by a Kraken lifeguard named Zethe. The moment we get back to the beach, he claims I am his fated one—the one he’s been searching for his entire life. At first, I’m not sure how to feel about his declaration, but the more time we spend together, I find myself drawn to him. But my time here is limited and as my vacation comes to an end I find myself wondering: What would it be like to be fated to a Kraken? AmazonKU
When Rael went undercover to investigate a luxury resort, he never expected to gain an octopus best friend or to fall in love with a centuries-old vampire, Jean-Luc. Petru, a new lieutenant under Zale Zelinski, is sent by his Alpha to accompany Rael. The moment he meets Alvin, the resort’ s entertainments officer, he knows he’ s found his mate. Alvin is concerned that he could lose his job if his relationship with Petru becomes public, and Rael agrees that Petru can pretend they’ re spending time together to protect Alvin. But the resort holds danger and deceit, and Rael becomes a target. His relationship with Jean-Luc begins to feel one-sided. And, worse yet, Jean-Luc accuses him of deceit when he receives photographs showing Rael and Petru together. When danger strikes Rael, it becomes a race to save his life and Jean-Luc’ s that will involve the combined effort of all his friends. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Larkin is tired of her friends constantly trying to play Cupid. Just because they are all happily mated doesn’t mean she needs to be. And she definitely doesn’t need the over-protective men in her life vetting potential partners for her. In a bid to get them off her back, the harpy turns to the one person she knows they would never approve of . . .Teague Sullivan. Explicitly sexy and unquestionably alpha male, the mysterious hellhorse is the perfect candidate for a fake relationship. More than happy to spend time with the pretty harpy, Teague agrees. But when a wager is made between them, and things start to heat up, Larkin can’t seem to ignore their explosive chemistry – and neither can her demon. But when old and new dangers creep up on them, and Teague’s shady past starts to ring alarm bells; he must decide whether to trust Larkin completely or risk losing her forever.
Seven years as a servant – and only one way out. Nine months of pregnancy. Find the hottest minotaur, fall into his arms, work hard at getting pregnant. Very hard. Remember: don’t fall in love! Too late. I made that mistake. Now, I have to tell him I was only using him. Will he still help me? I don’t think so. He’ll only see the fake. He won’t see the heartbreak. There’s only one path to prove my love. But it means the end of the dreams I sought. He may spurn it, but it’s all I have. My final price. Will it be enough to buy back his love? AmazonKU
Being a priestess for the goddess of truth and justice is not for the faint-hearted. Taia always thought she and fellow Ma’at Blessed priest, Metjen, were inseparable. When he starts avoiding her, she questions whether their bond is as strong as she thought it was.A big festival to celebrate the temples in London comes with a test of Taia’s devotion and the goddess of truth and justice is not one to displease. Can Taia and Metjen figure out what’s causing the problems between them before they risk losing the blessing of their goddess?
Being chosen as the new Hermes is a big honour but it comes with a catch… nobody can know. Life is finally on track for journalist Hermione when she gets a dreaded email that names her as the next Hermes, dooming her to two years of secretly reporting on all the people she works with. That includes Cassandra, the colleague she has a massive crush on. After months of office flirting, Cassandra is excited when her relationship with Hermione finally shows progress but something seems to be amiss. When she discovers Hermione’s secret, Cassandra has to choose between their relationship and what could be the article of a lifetime. Can their romance survive this secret or will they discover it’s impossible to love a god? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
One hungry tiger shifter. One jilted woman. One seriously messed up date night…Lori Richard’s cheating scumbag of a boyfriend might be the darling of the social pages, but he’s stood her up one time too many. This time, leaving her to face couples’ night at the magical Circus Mirage alone. Things have to change. She just didn’t think that change would involve being served as the main course to a half-starved tiger. Tiger shifter Jared Jones, is desperate for a life away from the circus, a brutal place scarred by control and abuse. But his brother and the ringmaster have other ideas. When delicious smelling Lori is thrust into his cell it takes all his willpower not to eat her, but her moxie and calmness give him the chance to achieve his greatest desire – freedom. Lori and Jared escape, but the ringmaster can’t be without his main attraction. If he can’t find his missing tiger shifter, maybe he can create a new one…And Lori is the perfect candidate. AmazonKU
Miri harbors a secret, and if it comes to light, it may cost her everything. As part of the Ediya Experiments, a group of children genetically modified with dragon DNA, Miri must hide her ability to see emotions in color. But that’s not easy when she keeps accidentally altering people’s feelings, often with disastrous results. When her latest mistake ends in her losing her job, she’s desperate to find a way to control the powers she never wanted. Leo has been hiding his crush on Miri ever since they were children. But when she shows up in his hometown, adrift and looking for answers, even wounded feelings can’t keep his past love from rekindling. He doesn’t understand why she insists on holding him at arm’s length. When the two of them witness a shocking crime in Leo’s idyllic community, the investigation pushes them together, forcing them to admit feelings they thought long buried. But as they uncover secrets that cast an ugly light on their society, they find their lives unmoored. Miri’s powers are more dangerous than she knows, and if she can’t get them under control, their future—and the world—could go up in flames.
In the small town of Bear Creek, bear shifter, Stellan guards an old wound. As a direct descendant of the town’s founders and member of the Bear Creek Guardians, he is sworn to protect its secret shifter inhabitants. But now history threatens to repeat itself as shifters fall mysteriously ill—the same sickness that took Stellan’s father from him years ago. As a doctor at Bear Bluff Hospital, Stellan carries the burden of responsibility to help others avoid the pain he and his mother experienced. Mia arrives in Bear Creek with secrets of her own. A gifted herbalist, Mia has all but given up on finding love, but she is inexplicably drawn to Stellan’s caring nature, though her past has left her slow to trust. When Stellan reveals the truth about Bear Creek’s shifters and asks for Mia’s help, she agrees to use her skills to find a cure Working together in close quarters, Mia and Stellan’s attraction ignites. But with time running out and shifters’ lives at stake, love seems a luxury they can’t afford. To save the town and secure their future, Mia and Stellan must stop the sickness, heal old wounds, and overcome their differences. The fate of the town hangs in the balance, and so too the second chance both Stellan and Mia have been hoping for. Descended from the first Bear Creek Guardians, Stellan is one of six protectors, each with a story to be told. He has guarded his heart for too long, but in coming together to safeguard their town, this shifter doctor and gifted healer may just find that love is the most potent cure of all.
Oxnard Matheson was twelve when his father taught him a lesson: Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then his father left. Ox was sixteen when the energetic Bennett family moved in next door, harboring a secret that would change him forever. The Bennetts are shapeshifters. They can transform into wolves at will. Drawn to their magic, loyalty, and enduring friendships, Ox feels a gulf between this extraordinary new world and the quiet life he’s known, but he finds an ally in Joe, the youngest Bennett boy. Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his heart. Violence flared, tragedy split the pack, and Joe left town, leaving Ox behind. Three years later, the boy is back. Except now he’s a man – charming, handsome, but haunted – and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.
Hell is coming to Earth. Everyone believed that Seren destroyed the Arma Christi and the knights who bore them. But two of the knights have been spotted in California, alive and well. With her pregnancy progressing, it’s the worst possible time for the Twilight Princess to go hunting evil knights, but she knows she’s the only one who can stop them. So, Seren and her husbands return to Earth. Things take a terrible turn when Berich, a Demon Lord of Hell, finds a way to claim the Spear of Destiny. Immediately, he uses the Spear to open pathways between Hell and Earth, ushering lesser Demons through. As the invasion escalates, Seren finds herself chasing Berich around the world, always a step behind. With the Kings of Fairy, Heaven, and Hell at her side, success should be assured, but nothing is certain when a Demon holds the Spear of Destiny. Will she be able to save the world one more time, or will there truly be Hell on Earth? AmazonKU
My heart’s already been broken by one Dragon King; I won’t let it happen with another. I’m Commander of the Castle Guard, responsible for the security of the Royal Castle and therefore, in part, the Dragon King of Levahan. The new one. I signed up to serve the last Dragon King, and lost my heart to him. Even now, after he left me for his mate, I still love Belyss. I don’t agree with the way he was pushed off the throne or how readily he went. I understand why he did it, but I like the way his dread let it happen. And I certainly don’t want to like his replacement. But I do. Too much. King Valos is nothing like the last king I served. Still, he shares one thing in common with Belyss—he’s quickly becoming my obsession. I can’t let that happen again, can’t go through that kind of utter destruction a second time. So, I’ve tried to keep things professional between us. But when the owls suddenly leave Zasbara and I must work closely with the King to discover what threatens the city, that distance I fostered flies away. My heart is under threat as surely as my home and the fall of either would be disastrous. AmazonKU
Every lore of every clan, across time and space, dreamed of dragons. Did you ever wonder why? Benjamin D’Angelo is on a new quest with the help of Ere and Sorin…as well as a mysterious guiding hand none of them would have guessed. Their seventh task is to uncover the Secret Gift. This time, they don’t have a way of traveling to the past, but they are pointed to exploring Egypt instead. Along the way, they focus on a particularly intriguing female Pharoah, Hatshepsut, who seemed to have possessed many secrets, any one of which could be the object of their quest. Meanwhile, in Hatshepsut’s real life, not the one that history books portrayed, back in ancient Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty, a girl nicknamed Heba by her beloved Papa rescued a slave boy named Shai and his family from the market. Little did she know that he would become her fiercest protector, her constant Shadow. And her ultimate Destiny. The end of the world may be just around the corner. Along the way, enemies may become lovers, reluctant friendships may form, and lots of hot, desperate, this-may-be-the-last-time-we-have-sex sex will definitely be had. And who knows, you too may help uncover the…GIFT OF DRAGONS. AmazonKU
This demon lawyer is trouble with a capital D. Damien Blackwell. Hot as Hell, literally. He’s defending the crime lord I’m trying to put away. And his big strategy? Wine and dine me to distraction. He’s so smug it’s sinful. I mean parts of him might even be…supernatural. But I’m no damsel. I can handle my devil’s food and still be an angel. So what if I give in just one night and say yes to his proposals? It’s just for research! I’ll still beat him in court, right? After all, it’s just for one night. I can play with fire and not get burned…What could go wrong? AmazonKU
A two-hundred year old skeleton on her building site is bad enough, but when the man she loves knows the victim in real life, what is Tash to do? Carrying on a love affair with a man from the past is hard enough, but how can you find justice for a murder victim when by doing so you change history? Natasha and Matthew set out to discover the truth in 1810 and find it is far more complex than they could have imagined. Will the discovery of death pull them apart for ever? Or could it possibly strengthen their impossible relationship? AmazonKU
Twenty years ago, a thief stole the Ferox Cor, and now he’s dead. Vincent Fairchild, a witch with little power beyond his charm, is tasked with finding that dangerous magical object. He’s already been pruned from the family tree because “nice” people don’t possess even the lowest of magic. If he fails to return with the Ferox Cor, he’ll lose his place with the Witches’ Council. Determined not to be cast aside again, Vincent travels to the West Point lighthouse, where he learns that the Witches’ Council was mistaken. Martin Gallagher, the thief, didn’t use the Ferox Cor to enrich himself, and his son is not a child. In fact, Rafe Gallagher might be the most powerful witch Vincent has ever met. Powerful, adult, and incredibly handsome. Martin will return on Samhain when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest. He’s promised to reclaim the Ferox Cor, but doing so risks unleashing a great evil on the world. Rafe has sworn to destroy that powerful object, but if he succeeds, Vincent’s future is at risk. There’s a way forward, but to find it, Vincent must look to his heart.
Traveling to be with her fiancé’s terminally ill mother in her last days, Saoirse Read expected her introduction to the family’s ancestral home would be bittersweet. But the stark thrust of Langdon Hall against the cliff and the hundred darkened windows in its battered walls are almost as forbidding as the woman who lies wasting inside. Her fiancé’s parents make no secret of their distaste for Saoirse, and their feelings have long since spread to their son. Or perhaps it is only the shadows of her mind suggesting she’s unwelcome, seizing on her fears while her beloved grieves? As Saoirse takes to wandering the estate’s winding, dreamlike gardens, overgrown and half-wild with neglect, she slips back through time to 1818. There she meets Theo Page, a man like her fiancé but softer, with all the charms of that gentler age, and who clearly harbors a fervent interest in her. As it becomes clear that Theo is her fiancé’s ancestor, and the tenuous peace of Langdon Hall crumbles around her, Saoirse finds she’s no longer sure which dreams and doubts belong to the present—and which might not be dreams at all.
I thought I’d escaped the Dark Wolf God, but now, my sworn enemy might be my only hope. His brother is toying with my freedom, and the queen of the fae has put me in checkmate. To save the people I care about most, I must infiltrate her court and beat her deadly trials. There’s no one I can turn to except the Dark God. He’s vowed to be my protector and help me master the secrets of my magic, but how far can I trust him or my heart? Will the bond between us be enough, or will his darkness consume us both? AmazonKU
At seventeen, Alana single-handedly defeated the biggest army that Thornwood had ever seen. By sunrise the very next day, she’d been shunned by her own people, forced to become a recluse and reside in the castle where she was supposed to rule over them. Now, with both her parents gone, she suffers alone, bearing a curse bestowed upon her by the village witch, making her resentful heart as twisted as a vine. But when she finds trespassers on her land, she seizes an opportunity to break the curse from a travelling sorceress. Alana was never looking for company, and she has little faith that the sorceress can change her fate, but years of loneliness have left her craving connection, and unfamiliar emotions begin to surface in the presence of her new companion. But love isn’t the only thing on her mind. The kingdom is plagued with whispers of dark forces creeping their way across Thornwood’s borders. Jaded by her past, can Alana save her kingdom from evil once more…or will she become the monster her people believe her to be? AmazonKU
Dragonshifter convict Kesia Ironfire has one goal: to redeem herself as a soldier in the dragon-human war. A rogue mission to spy on a new human airship should do the trick. Then the airship explodes into mysterious green smoke, ruining the mission–and earning death sentences for Kesia and her tactical partner Zephryn Nightstalker. Desperate for answers about the green smoke, Kesia and Zephryn flee to the human military capital, where Captain Shance Windkeeper is furloughed after the destruction of his airship–and avoiding a most unwanted arranged marriage. Eager to discover what—and who—blew up his vessel, Shance is willing to help Kesia and Zephryn infiltrate High Command, as long as Kesia pretends to be Shance’s betrothed. Kesia has never heard of a betrothal, but she can adapt to a meaningless human ritual. But dark secrets emerge as Kesia searches for answers in the heart of High Command. Secrets that undermine her criminal status and the war itself. AmazonKU
“No matter what, you do not surrender.” Carmen Asbaje only needed two things in her life: her closest friend and her Flamenco shoes. Shelter was optional, and love was a lie used to inflict pain on others. Born with Blood Magic that she wasn’t supposed to have, Carmen lived with fatal secrets. When the fiercely competitive Blood Tournaments drew near, Carmen was forced to meet with the former Tournament Champion, Antonio Castillas, to save her friend’s life. After that meeting, a spark of passion ignited inside of her. Forbidden infatuation. When her accidental Blood Magic audition was leaked, Carmen received national attention and was entered into the upcoming Blood Tournament. Impersonating an Elite was a crime punishable by death, yet there was no escape. She never should have been elevated to Elite status, but if she refused to compete or her past was uncovered, she would be endangering the life of everyone connected to her. Leading up to the Tournament, Carmen discovered the Elite culture was savage, venomous and relentless. If she didn’t win, the streets would run gold with her blood. AmazonKU
Even vampires get tired of playing with their food…Running an off-grid community for vampires is serious business, and Remy Winslow gives it her all. Weary of the world and its noise, she’s content to live at Dark Haven and away from the public eye after all the work she did to help vampires come into the light, so to speak, so humans and vampires could live side by side. The last thing Remy needs is more press, but that’s exactly what she gets when Sage comes to Dark Haven. Internet influencer and all around positivity pusher, Sage Samara can’t wait to chat up all the vampires available at the Vampire News Conference, and then after, during her stay at the mysterious Dark Haven ranch. And when she sees Remy looking utterly hot and powerful, she’s even more buzzed. Sure, she’s a human among vampires, but they totally don’t act that way anymore…right? Disaster signals a swift change in politics, and then vampires start going feral. Between keeping Sage from being someone’s meal and trying to stop a war between species, Remy is too busy for the long dead emotions Sage is bringing back to life. When a traitor threatens everything they’ve built, Remy may have no choice but to do the unthinkable. AmazonKU
Valkyrie with Haphazard Magic – A Fallen Angel Seeking Redemption – An Unlikely Crime-Solving Duo – With Mayor Dagon Vulter out of the picture, and Rota stepping in as interim mayor, the town is riddled with uncertainty. Thankfully, the Mystic Cove Farmers’ Market is finally here! A sure sign of spring and new beginnings. Too bad one of the town’s supernaturals ended up keeling over at one of the tents. And the worst part…Zahara was just seen fighting with the deceased. Now it’s up to Kara and Zane to clear their friend of murder charges and find the true killer. Can Kara, Zane, and Link discover who the true killer is? Or will their witch friend be like the little pig and be sent to market? AmazonKU
There’s a reason the assassins always win in the end. Why my family always dies. He’s smarter than I am, whoever he is. More prepared. A mongoose to my cobra. And it doesn’t matter how hard I fight, how desperately I bite. In the end, he’ll eat me up. Zarina Nefartari is the last descendant of the ancient queens and it has only ever brought her trouble. She is, after all, a descendant of the sun god who can’t bear to see its light. The laughing gods were cruel like that. Oh, and there was her family’s pesky curse: that every female since the Great Queen herself be horrifically murdered by a vengeful family of assassins. Assassins who are coming for her next. Join Zarina as she travels across Egypt to break her curse with ancient clues, her god-appointed and super-ripped bodyguard, and a hapless, mesmerized Brit. That is if the fates will let her. AmazonKU
Hi, my name’s Mabel and I’m the universe’s worst monster hunter. I mean, it doesn’t help that I keep falling in love with them…This time around, I have been sent to plunder the depths in search of a dangerous tentacled beast. The problem is, I know before I even hit the water, I can’t kill him. At first, I thought I could never love another since Brugo and I are deliriously happy. But then Brugo meets him and I realize I might not have to make a choice at all. All the while, I need to fight the uncontrollable urge to return to King Gilberd and succumb to his every order. AmazonKU
Up-and-coming podcast host Eyvette has spent the last few years of her life trying to put her rural Southern upbringing behind her. And she’s just about managed it – she’s got a snazzy Los Angeles apartment, a talented actress girlfriend, and a growing online following of her own. Then, Eyvette’s comfortable new world comes crashing down around her. She learns that her childhood friend and first love, Charlene, has been named the second woman to go missing in the woods surrounding her tiny hometown. Eyvette can’t help herself – she packs her things and heads back home to the foothills of South Carolina in search of answers. It’s not long before Eyvette realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew. There are no leads into Charlene’s disappearance, and the once-familiar woods now seem wild and menacing. As she ventures farther and farther into the pines in search of answers, Eyvette begins to realize that she’s not alone in the woods – and she may be running out of time to find her friend before someone, or something finds her first. What lies within the pines that surround Traveler’s Rest? Where do all the missing girls go? Who can you trust in the woods? Do people truly disappear without a trace? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Saw this reviewed on the excellent Whiskey With My Books blog. Put it on my TBR list.
Sometimes, the worst day of your life happens, and you have to figure out how to live after it. So Clementine forms a plan to keep her heart safe: work hard, find someone decent to love, and try to remember to chase the moon. The last one is silly and obviously metaphorical, but her aunt always told her that you needed at least one big dream to keep going. And for the last year, that plan has gone off without a hitch. Mostly. The love part is hard because she doesn’t want to get too close to anyone—she isn’t sure her heart can take it. And then she finds a strange man standing in the kitchen of her late aunt’s apartment. A man with kind eyes and a Southern drawl and a taste for lemon pies. The kind of man that, before it all, she would’ve fallen head-over-heels for. And she might again. Except, he exists in the past. Seven years ago, to be exact. And she, quite literally, lives seven years in his future. Her aunt always said the apartment was a pinch in time, a place where moments blended together like watercolors. And Clementine knows that if she lets her heart fall, she’ll be doomed. After all, love is never a matter of time—but a matter of timing.
Michael Blessing thought he had everything he ever wanted when he met his wife. Then he found out the truth, and his world was shattered by a car accident. Coming home to Eerie was supposed to be his time to heal his broken heart.The siren had other ideas.Lia Darling never forgot the shy, handsome young man she’d known when they were children. Seeing Michael again awakens a need within her she can’t explain or deny, but she’s been hurt before. She doesn’t want another dead end, and when she looks into his eyes, she sees forever.Maybe this second chance is just what they need to heal, move forward and find love… together. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
He’s my nemesis, my rival, and the man I can’t get out of my head. We may be star-crossed but there’s enough heat between us to start a wildfire. I’ve never been one to follow the rules, but sleeping with a wolf shifter might be over the line, even for me. So, why can’t I get him out of my head? Or his scent out of my nose. Even on the other side of the world, I swear I can still smell him. Everyone has a hobby, mine just happens to be stealing from the rich and powerful to give back to the rightful owners. A native art exhibit in Sydney is the last place I expected to see Draydon again. I can’t shake the feeling that he’s here for the same reason I am… and here I thought larceny couldn’t get any more fun. I’m a dragon without a proper hoard and he’s too jaded to even trust his own pack. But we’ve already lit a fire that’s getting out of hand. Stealing Draydon’s heart might be my most impossible heist yet. AmazonKU
Stuttering Maximilian Croyso spent a lifetime suffering the abuse of her cruel father, Duke Croyso. The Duke’s final act of cruelty? Marrying Maxi off to the war hero Riftan, legendary slayer of dragons. Now these two complete strangers have to try to make the arranged marriage that neither wanted work out. At first, the brooding Riftan and shy, nervous Maxi have nothing in common. But their dark pasts make them more similar than either could have anticipated and soon the two outcasts find acceptance in one another for the first time. Even deeply in love, Maxi realizes that she needs more in her life to be fulfilled. Riftan risks his life on dangerous adventures protecting the Seven Kingdoms while Maxi is left behind. Desperate to prove her worth, Maxi learns healing magic from the impertinent mage Ruth. But when Riftan discovers that magic is putting her at risk, he is against it. She doesn’t need to help him–her only responsibility as a lady is staying safely at home. What Riftan doesn’t expect is Maxi’s refusal to bow to her expected role, and instead determine her own fate. Maxi wants to use her growing skills as a sorceress to fight by his side, to protect Riftan as much as he protects her. Despite Riftan’s opposition, Maxi heads off to the Mage Tower to expand her skills and save his reputation….This volume collects episodes 41–81 of the Second Season of the web novel Under the Oak Tree. Amazon
The Beechwood Inn for paranormal beings is opening its doors once again, and the first event following the hiatus is a fairy godmother conference. When the godmothers arrive, I expect them to bust out their knitting projects and sip tea, while they swap recipes and sweet stories of their cherubic charges. So, when the sitting room turns into a defensive magic combat zone and a boot camp style obstacle course is erected in the manor’s backyard, I’m more than a little thrown off. Then the curse gets unleashed. It’s all hands—and paws—on deck, if we have a chance of saving the inn from the ravages of the strange and deadly magic. Luckily for me, I just mastered how to levitate a feather. So, I should totally be able to save the day. AmazonKU
Just when he’s given up hope for a mate, Fate throws Yitro a curveball…Omega Yitro has given up hope he’ll ever find a mate. At thirty-eight, his peak fertile years are behind him, and now that he’s pregnant as a surrogate for the pack alpha and his mate, no one will want him. He’s okay with that. He’s fulfilling his dream of becoming a dad and has all he needs, including friends, like his roommate, Duer, whom he has grown close to. When Fallon, a new dragon omega, moves into their cabin, he fits right in. Three men, all with considerable baggage, connect in ways they never expect. They spend a lot of time together, forging a closer bond every day. As attraction grows between Duer and Fallon, Yitro is unexpectedly hurt and jealous. He should be happy for them, but suddenly, he can’t bear the thought of being alone. Without them. What is happening? Meanwhile, the dragons develop their magical abilities, and they’ll need them because with every question they find answers to, they uncover more of the opposition they’re facing. But with honor and truth on their side, they’re ready to fight for what they believe. AmazonKU
After a tragic accident, Jake, former Dark Guardian, not only mourned losing his wife but carried the burden of a secret that only one other living person knew. Confronting that secret was the only way Jake could fight his heavy guilt when a beautiful ballerina dances into his life. Jessie Reed loves everything about dance, but it didn’t pay the bills. Getting a job working with Nicole Callahan, Jessie is thrown into the VC Warrior and Dark Guardian world where she meets Jake, who saves her life not once, but twice.
Tormented by his feelings for Jessie, Jake still can’t seem to stay away from her, not realizing she had battles of her own. Slowly they build a bond that is shaky at best. As Jake and Jessie fight against the guilt that weighs heavily on them, neither realizes that a message from beyond the grave can give them the freedom of happiness. AmazonKU
The Bloodstone imprisoned Sol. They want the power behind her birthmark. She wants to stop them from attaining their dark gifts. As she fights to free herself, she discovers a magic she never wanted. Each day it whispers broken promises in her ears. Promises that make her question her people, the Bloodstone, and the fractured bond she shares with her husband. For one question rises above the rest. Is she Kyanite or Bloodstone?
The answer may lead her down a path she never wants to flee. Or it may write her Fate in the sands, leaving her no choice but to escape. AmazonKU
When Police Chief Cisco Jackson is rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack, he has one request for Detective Ronan O’Mara: find a young mother who vanished without a trace. Ronan is itching to jump feet first into the search, but after recently being shot in the line of duty, promised his husband he’d turned his badge in for good. Tennyson Grimm watched in horror as the drama of Suzi Barton’s disappearance dominated the local news. When Cisco asks Ronan to work the investigation, Ten worries that his bullet-prone husband will join the police chief in the ICU, but agrees to do everything in his power to find the missing woman. The investigation is rife with persons of interest. Topping the list are the usual suspects: The husband, who believes she ran off with her night school professor. The father-in-law, who never trusted Suzi or any other woman. Her college professor who acts like he’s hiding something. Lastly, study partner Jensen Hines, who’s interested in more than acing the final exam. Who abducted Suzi Barton? Why? Where is she? Most importantly, is she still alive? AmazonKU
I’ve bound myself to the Knights of the Round Table… and they’ve been snatched away from me. I’m out of the crumbling kingdom of Camelot, yet I’m no safer anywhere I go. I don’t have my possessive, protective warriors to lean on in this wild realm. Instead, I’m stuck with the mysterious adventurer who rescued me. The most famous of all the heroes from legend. Except this man is not the charming, chivalrous knight from stories. I don’t trust him. He scares me, and he’s equal parts mystery, danger, and red-hot sin. Meanwhile, King Arthur has been overthrown by one of his closest allies. Reports of Arthur’s death surge through Logres, but I refuse to believe it. All I know is Camelot is in trouble with a rebel usurper as its leader. Can I learn to trust the scarred man I’m with? Will he truly bring me to the mystical Old One, or does he have his own ulterior motives? There’s something greater at work here than petty wars between kings. As I navigate this treacherous world, I pray I can reunite with my beautifully damaged knights before my fate is revealed… and sealed. AmazonKU
Opposites attract – that’s what they say. I never believed it until the night he found me. They call him the Finder. A ruthless and brutal apex predator, he has spent most of his life alone in the caves, never believing in or needing a fated mate…until now. The night he scented her in his woods, he knew she was his, so he took her. Annie has always lived in Otter Cove, the proverbial sweet, happy, outgoing girl next door, busy expanding her business, not wanting or needing a mate One passionate night spent in the arms of a shifter in a cave should stay in the cave. Right? Annie was certainly not talking about it, but when she realizes she can shift into something that is not her polar bear, she panics and runs. Now, Deke is determined to find her and make her his own, even if it means risking his life, and hers, to do so. He should let her go but he won’t. Most people thought his kind was extinct and there are some who are willing to make that happen. Will he find Annie before those who want his kind to remain extinct do? AmazonKU
When an incubus tells you he’s your soulmate, do you stay and listen or run and never look back? I’ve spent most of my life knowing that supernatural creatures exist but never really interacting with any, so my knowledge of them is limited. Still, who would’ve thought a demisexual incubus was a thing? Well apparently, not only is it a thing, but I have one who claims to be my soulmate—or viramore, as he calls it. And now he has it in his head that he’s going to save me from my past. I think he might have a few screws loose, but something about him intrigues me, and I find myself drawn into his orbit. Could he be telling the truth? Could he really be my soulmate? Or should I be running from him the way I’m running from my enemies? AmazonKU
VS Note: Paranormal MC.
I’m Damien “Facet” Blackwood—tech guru for the Ankeny RBMC. Love is bullsh*t. My mother and her two thousand husbands were enough to convince me. Give me my computers any day of the week. Until Willow. Victim of a black market adoption, she wanted our help to find her biological parents. From the second I laid eyes on her, I wanted her, but I couldn’t touch her. It would only lead to heartache. Then one night I killed a man and my entire world turned upside down. I wasn’t who I thought I was—hell, I wasn’t what I thought I was—and it seemed the people who should’ve protected me only used me. In a moment of weakness, Willow pushed me too far and I made her mine. Now despite being the biggest danger to her, I can’t let her go. With secrets and enemies pouring out of the woodwork, I might need to embrace the very darkest part of myself. Because if I don’t, none of us may survive. AmazonKU
When the owner of an ancient bullfighting ring—a bullring that had been transplanted piece by piece from Madrid—calls on Sam to look into a family curse, the private detective is pretty sure things are about to get weird. She isn’t wrong…Her investigation into the haunted stadium soon uncovers more questions than answers. It also uncovers a bizarre mystery spanning centuries…With the help of her witchy friend, a world-class psychic medium, and an unlikely ally living deep underground, Sam will begin piecing together a tragic story of epic proportions. A story of a deal gone terribly wrong. Luckily, Samantha Moon isn’t afraid to right some wrongs, even if it takes her all the way down into unfathomable depths—and a fight unlike any other. AmazonKU
They say in the darkest of times, the brightest star has no choice but to shine. I’m no star, nor am I a hero. But I could be the villain. To protect Arin from Razak’s scheming, I’ll have to be. He’s my shaft of sunlight through the storm, my hope in the darkest of times, but Prince Arin is also my weakness. And Razak knows it. The shatterlands are under threat, the crowns are missing, and as the pieces of Razak’s puzzle begin to fall into place, its picture becomes clear. It was never about the crowns, or the courts. It was never about vengeance, or spite. It was always about love. And Razak will not stop until he’s destroyed mine, and all the shatterlands with it. AmazonKU
The Supermax nearly killed me. I had almost given up. But she saved me. She’s shown me something I never knew existed. I can see forever in her eyes. For the first time in my life, I have a reason to live. She’s depending on me to help her find a serial killer. Once he learned I found my mate, she became a target. Now she’s got his full attention. Revenge is too good to pass up. She’s a means for him to end me, but I’m not letting anyone near her. She’s given me a second chance at life. So if there’s going to be death, it won’t be hers. AmazonKU
VS Note: From JUNE 13.
My life was turned upside down when my mate arrived at our ceremony with a stunning stranger in his arms. In just a few days, I went from being the alpha female to a social outcast, even though I had risked my life to protect my pack. But I refused to let this defeat me. Instead, I used my experiences to become stronger. And eventually, I met someone who loved me unconditionally and saved me from the darkness that had consumed me. Meanwhile, my former mate fell victim to a curse brought on by his ill-fated love for an evil witch. His love for her decayed faster than his cursed body, and she vanished, taking two werewolf packs with her. But I know she won’t stop there. Her thirst for power and destruction is insatiable. Can I defeat her with love? Or will she destroy my life again? Only time will tell. AmazonKU
Luca – What was I thinking, trading my last painting for a “lucky” necklace? Instead of good fortune, the cursed trinket saddled me with a stocky, heavily tattooed ghost named Prudence. Determined to make the most of things, I struck a bargain: I’d help him with his problem if he’d help me with mine. En route to Oregon to help him shed his spectral existence, my ghostly companion becomes something more, and causes me to make a few unexpected discoveries about myself. Now I’m craving a connection that should send me running for the hills, and time is against me. For someone already dead, Prudence sure seems set on dying – can I convince him there’s another way before it’s too late? Prudence – After gaining my freedom, I wanted two things: sex and death. The sweet, gullible Luca was my golden ticket to both. He became mine the moment he took my cursed talisman. Optimistic to a fault, and perpetually eating his feelings, the gangly, pink-haired artist made the perfect pawn. But using him meant I couldn’t like him, and also meant that neither one of us was getting a happy ending. Emotions were never my strong suit, even before I died, but I found myself actually wanting to understand my new ally in all his awkward charm. Those sociopathic tendencies I’d always held so dear? Well, they’re starting to feel a lot more like fierce protectiveness towards Luca, who may be less of a keeper and more of a keeper. AmazonKU
The capture of Alaska’s greatest enemy should mean an end to hostilities, a peaceful Renewal, and a restoration of the Compact’s balance of power and magic in the Small Kingdoms. But there is still a traitor in Alaska’s palace and a final battle is brewing. It will take all of a dragon prince’s cleverness and compassion and the strength of a mate at his side to win the day against a foe that no one saw coming. AmazonKU
Six months ago, bear shifter and clan Alpha, Keegan Rourke, suffered a horrible attack that left him scarred, so he pushed away his fated mate, and withdrew from his clan as much as possible. He knew what he looked like, and not being present was better than forcing his people to be loyal to a monster. Curvy girl, Ella Monroe, was heartbroken when Keegan ended things between them, but deep down, she wasn’t that surprised. He was a shifter—the Alpha of his clan—and she came from nothing. The part about being fated mates might have been true, but he obviously didn’t want her by his side for the rest of his life. After finding out the real reason Keegan pushed her away, Ella knows she’s the only one who can save him. But will putting her heart on the line again be enough? Keegan knows pushing Ella away was stupid, but now that she was back, he wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice. Ella needed a man who could give her everything, and despite his scars, Keegan was going to do everything in his power to be the mate she deserved. AmazonKU
The Black Prince, Edward is one of the most feared vampires to have ever lived. He’s gone by many names, but all tell the story of his dark and fearsome ways. He’s an ancient vampire who cut his teeth in the chaos of medieval warfare. A tragedy sent him into the blackest of magic and power, searching for vengeance at any cost. But even the darkest of creatures sometimes seek redemption and the Black Prince has walked a lonely path the last few hundred years searching for the man he lost the day he embraced the darkness and Fate has rewarded his perseverance. Fate is giving him a forever love, a beloved to cherish for all eternity. Can the Black Prince prove himself worthy of such a gift and can he save the man from the dangers that have befallen him? Cooper Sloane has no idea how everything went so wrong. He’s always played along the edge of the law and the rules, using his magic to get by, but he’s never found himself in a situation like this before. He’s on the run from some very dangerous men and he thought Mt. Pleasant would be an unassuming place to hide. Little did he know the town was already claimed by a vampire coven with little patience for any kind of magic. The danger presented by the DuCane coven, and even his pursuers pales in comparison to the evil force behind the scenes, on the hunt for his blood. Only a miracle could save him. Luckily, Fate is a fan of miracles. Together Edward and Cooper can heal and they can win. Amazon
Goldilocks is about to meet her three sexy bears…When my best friend, Isla, told me that she was dating her old boss, I wasn’t surprised. There was so much sexual tension between them that it seemed inevitable. Now that she’s happy and settled with her new man, though, I can’t help but feel a little bit jealous. We’re finally all moved into our new house, and I’m determined to try dating for the first time in my life. I’m going to find my own happily ever after with my own man. Then I meet Alex, Max, and Robin, and I wonder if maybe my love story has more than one leading alpha hero. What’s better than being fated to one shifter? Being mated to THREE! AmazonKU
We survived the outliers, but now Kade, Asher, Darian, Locke, and I are in the fae kingdom with a tortured prince in our grasp. The fae hold the secrets to breaking the curse over Katakin, and I intend to find out what they are. But the fae realm is as perilous as Katakin, and those secrets? Yeah, we’ll have to pay for them with blood. As I get closer to finding my sister, I learn to accept the magic that runs in my veins. But I’m about to discover that I’m not immune to the curse like I thought I was. Those four monsters of mine? Yeah, they’re about to find out just what kind of monster they’re bonded to. Turns out, I might not be the Katakin monsters’ salvation. I might just be their downfall. AmazonKU
“Our families are different. We are Nephilim. Elite beings descended from angels, created to help keep the balance in the five factions of our world. We are the peacekeepers, the enforcers, and the protectors. We do not know a true death, and this isn’t your first life.” In that instant my entire life changed. One minute, I’m human, engaged, and ready to start the rest of my life. The next, everything and everyone I thought I knew… it was all a lie. I’m a Hunter. Nephillim. And monsters are real. With more secrets locked in my memories than I could have ever thought possible, the things around me stop adding up as everything starts to unravel. My enemies are not what I’ve been told…And this world isn’t just black and white. AmazonKU
Evan just wants a quiet life where he escapes into books, drinks a ridiculous amount of coffee, and devours every muffin in sight. But then he’s transported to another world with magic, sword-wielding knights with big… hearts, and men who find him too adorable to resist. Complicated? Well, that’s the understatement of the century. And for Evan, the adventure is only beginning. Book 1 in a low-angst “why choose” romance series from author Jaclyn Osborn! Follow Evan, a snarky bookworm, as he’s whisked away to a fantasy world with a ton of hotties, a dark forest that may or may not be filled with monsters, and a mischievous cat boy who loves cake. AmazonKU
Meet the latest double o-neg agent of the VIA—spy, vampire, man of mystery~ Danger is my name. Fangs are my game. I’m the Vampire Intelligence Agency’s newest secret weapon, its born master of shadows. Assigned to thwart an assassination plot against Immortal Royals, I now find myself distracted by the allure of… chocolate cupcakes? From the dim-lit alleys of London to the vibrant streets of New Orleans, I operate in the shadows, keeping Immortal royalty safe and our existence hidden from mortals. But then, Daisy happens. A collision of fate, a breath away from death, and I break every rule, gifting her my lifeblood. She smells like Serenity, tastes even better, and her soft, curvy body drives me to distraction. I’d rip out hearts to keep her safe, yet the biggest threat might come from her own past. She’s a descendant of the greatest vampire hunter of all time. And they want her to stake me right in the heart. AmazonKU
Fighting primal instinct is not for the faint of heart…Adam – All I needed from the wickedly smart pastry chef was the land that would give my pack an advantage in the upcoming war. I never expected to need her. But Marit Hagen is my fated mate. Every fiber of my being is telling me to claim her. It doesn’t matter that it’s forbidden. It doesn’t matter that choosing her could cost me everything. Even my life. All I know is what I feel in my soul. She’s mine. Marit – I thought the isolated cabin would be a perfect place to recover from my latest romantic disaster. I was wrong. Turns out the woods are full of supernatural creatures who want something from me. And one of them wants all of me. Sexy werewolf Adam Landry says I’m his soul mate. Puhleeze. I’m willing to accept the existence of shifters and a potential paranormal war. But I’ll never believe in eternal love. No matter how much he makes me wish I could. AmazonKU
VS Note: From JUNE 16.
She has everything she needs for a solo trek through the Arctic: a sledge heaped with supplies, a little magic, and evidently, the eye of a polar bear shifter–who shouldn’t even exist. Sirin is determined to find the source of magic, and nothing is going to stop her. Not expulsion from her guild, not their warnings about her “certain death,” and certainly not the damned polar bear stalking her through the taiga. Berne is a simple bear. He likes spending time shifted, a good meal, and apparently, round little scientists. When his duty to protect a thousand-year-old secret is tested against the strange pull he feels toward her, Berne can’t help but sink his teeth into the one solution that might let him keep his adorable prey. AmazonKU
VS Note: Sounded good so I one clicked. It was a quick read and actually I wish there was more, really liked the two characters. The book was Twilight Zone-ish inagoodway and yet still managed a twist that surprised me.
Two lost souls…one uncanny journey. Cynic, enforcer, and all-around dangerous guy—Gino is hardly surprised to find himself dumped on the riverbank. His gun, wallet and cellphone are long gone, though he has been left with one hell of a splitting headache. But Gino’s not the only one in dire straits. Soon a damaged young man named Shane discovers his party friends aren’t really friends at all, and now he too is stuck in the middle of nowhere. One man is a blunt weapon, while the other has never quite measured up—neither with any good prospects for a bright future. But when their paths collide, they embark on an extraordinary journey of redemption and self-discovery. Together, they confront the unknown and forge an unbreakable bond that defies the odds. Will they find solace and salvation, or will they be consumed by the secrets of their past? AmazonKU
As a half-vampire, half-witch, I have always felt like an outsider in the vampire world. But when my father and a Dark Demon steal a powerful diary and plan to overthrow the kingdom, I find myself in the middle of a danger power struggle. But when my powers to start to go haywire and my life is threatened by an unknown force, I realize I’m in over my head. I need to a get a grip on my powers before it’s too late. That’s when my fated mate comes in. He’s a powerful vampire and the only one who can help me strengthen my abilities. But trusting him means putting my heart on the line, and I’m not sure I’m ready for that. With the help of our team at Red Rose Academy, we must find a way to retrieve the diary and uncover the identity of the mysterious Master who seems to be pulling strings from the shadows. As I navigate the dangerous world of supernatural beings and uncover secrets about my own past, I must also fight to protect the ones I love. Can I master my powers in time to save myself and those closest to me? Or will I fall victim to the darkness that’s threatening to consume me? AmazonKU
VS Note: From JUNE 11.
Sometimes love goes on forever…Noah is a dragon. No one around him ever gets what that means, but it doesn’t matter. It’s up to him to protect what’s his and something is coming for it. His treasure is beautiful, rare, and his mate, and he’ll die before letting anything happen to her. No matter how much she may hate him for it. AmazonKU
VS Note: From JUNE 3.
I have one task: assassinate headmaster Hyde. Instead, I surrender to his cruel punishment… and beg for more. When the Magic Council threatens to deport me, I must agree to their demand I kill Mr. Hyde, Headmaster of Luxior Academy. I am the least qualified shapeshifter for the job. I’ve never killed so much as a spider. Hyde is a devious opponent, and he has a powerful, terrifying monster on his side. Suspicious from the start, they force me to shed my disguise, stripping away my only advantage. We hunt each other, and the deadly dance soon becomes a sensuous play of power and seduction. As Hyde tries to uncover my secrets, his skillful hands prying at my hidden places, I search for his weak spots. It is my fatal mistake. Instead of weaknesses to exploit, I find a man who is devoted, passionate, and as hard as steel. I don’t want to kill him. No, I’d rather kiss him. Kneel for him. Surrender to anything he – or his monster – commands. I could even be tempted to risk my life to save them. The stakes are high, and even though I’m in over my head, I need to play dirty to win this game. The problem is, headmaster Hyde wrote its rulebook. AmazonKU
Callum never imagined he’d one day wake up in an exam room naked, alongside the sexiest witch he’s ever seen—a witch who was also naked. Vaughn is just as clueless about where their clothes went as Callum, but Callum is certain of one thing—Vaughn is his. Vaughn expected a few hiccups during his first days living in not only a new town but one that was home to witches and werewolves. In the human world, melting a person’s clothes off their body—however accidentally—meant you’d never hear from that person again. Instead, Callum asks Vaughn out on a date. Callum is cool and confident. Everything Vaughn isn’t. The two of them make no sense together, but the sparks between them are impossible to ignore. Unfortunately, the rest of Crescent City isn’t as eager as Callum to ignore Vaughn’s awkward mistakes. And when Vaughn makes a choice that places him between Callum and his pack, Vaughn is certain Callum will realize the other wolves are right, and that Vaughn isn’t worth the trouble. AmazonKU
When brutal murders rattle San Francisco, Scanguards realizes that the evidence points to one of their own, the gruff and fiercely private bouncer and vampire Orlando. Isabelle, Samson and Delilah’s hybrid daughter, tries to prove Orlando’s innocence. But a revelation about deeds from Orlando’s past shake her trust in him, while he tries to push her away, afraid that the past will repeat itself and once again rob him of everything he loves. While they search for the guilty party to clear Orlando’s name, it becomes clear that the only way Isabelle and Orlando can solve the grisly murders is by trusting no one but each other. Even if that means opening their hearts and laying bare their primal fears.
Aaron has no intention of settling down. Everyone in his life seems to forget their priorities and lose their mind as soon as they find the one. But when Clove stumbles into his life during one of his darkest hours, he’s tempted to break all the rules he’s set for himself. His wolf has claimed her as his, but he won’t let his animal call the shots this time. He rejects his mate, believing he’s doing the right thing. When the two have to work in close quarters, though, he finds the mate call to be more difficult to resist than he ever imagined. Did he make the right choice in rejecting their bond? If not, can he find a way to fix things? Clove never dreamed she would find her fated mate. He showed up out of the blue, and left just as quickly. Heartbroken, she throws herself into a new job, one that unexpectedly puts her right in the path—and under the command—of her fated mate. It’s not ideal, but she’s determined to make things work. Mountain’s End is in danger, and she’ll need Aaron’s help to protect the pack. With tragedy hot on their heels, and an uncertain future looming before them, can she look past her grieving heart for the sake of the pack? Or can she change this stubborn cowboy’s mind and mend their broken bond? AmazonKU
Life as a necromancer is never easy, but when the body of a ghost from my past turns up, inexplicably whole, very dead, and without a soul, I seriously reconsider my chosen profession. What good am I as a necromancer if I can’t raise the dead? I might be a failure, but I’m still in high demand. The vampires want me to raise their progeny. The Lord of the Veil wants me to help him escape the veil. The police want me to continue solving their murder cases without giving me a pension. And Detective Connor Kang wants me, too. Just me. He makes the magic in my blood sing and now I know his true identity and what’s in his heart. But as it turns out, Kang isn’t the only person in my life harbouring a secret. I need to rescue a supernatural hostage, figure out who or what is capable of destroying souls, and somehow stay alive and out of the clutches of those who would seek to kill or use me. Mom raised me to follow five sacred rules to necromancy, and I’ve faithfully followed every single one. Until now.
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