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.
Every good mating begins with a kidnapping…Worvak was taught to value honor above all else. When his honor demanded he sacrifice everything to save a friend, he didn’t hesitate. But then a dangerous mission leads him to a fragile, dirty female with enough courage for ten warriors – a female he would do anything to call his own. For the first time in his life, his honor and his heart are at war. In one night, Rita goes from being a carefree kindergarten teacher to being the prisoner of a group of ruthless aliens. The fierce alien warrior who steals her from them is huge, gruff, and deadly – but he treats her with exquisite courtesy. He promises to take her to sanctuary, but the only time she really feels safe is in his arms. Can a warrior who has lost everything else give up the one thing he has left to claim the woman he loves? AmazonKU
She’s in love with them…but remains secretly in the shadows. As evil stalks her Pride, will she reveal her hidden love too late? Vivian Warner has tracked her beloved bodyguard Coalition of strong, steady Kian, sexy and mysterious Shiro Takeo, and unpredictable berserker Marrok throughout the Galaxy. But now, they have returned to Lio HomeWorld to protect their Pride. Will she answer their Call to Mate? Handsome, quiet Blaze has joined her Lio’s Coalition. As Vivian investigates the intriguing man who Calls her to Mate, she finds he is much more than he seems. Will she permit the MateBond or leave them Bereft? Vivian leads her Coalition on a merry chase as they seek the delicious-scenting, frustratingly sneaky female they sense and need with every breath. When they discover a threat of imminent attack on their Pride, they must come together in seeking the secret identity of a betrayer hiding in their midst. Will she Claim her mates before the Secret destroys them? AmazonKU
Can Jenna tame Noble, the half-man/half-lion with an insatiable appetite for more than pastries, or is their sizzling chemistry a recipe for disaster? Jenna – As Noble’s mentor in the bakery, I never expected to be whisked away by a lion-man who craves more than just my yummy treats. His fierce loyalty and tantalizing presence are ingredients for passion. Can I resist his beastly charm, or will my primal hunger make me risk it all for a taste of his forbidden love? Noble – Recently released from the cage where I was genetically engineered, I can’t deny the hunger roaring within me when Jenna is near. Her delicious creations and sweet smile leave me lusting for more than just dessert. Can I master my animal urges, or will I risk everything to devour the delectable heat simmering between us? AmazonKU
The sun is dying…and it’s happening way too damn fast. With the clock ticking, the Nine Planets’ only hope of survival rests on a fancy space station and the alien artifact it’s carrying. Which is why it really sucks when some jackass doesn’t want the universe saved and blows that station up—while you’re still on it. So if your only choices are flaming death or stealing a flying hunk of space junk—you pick that busted-ass spaceship. Even if it leaves seven strangers with deadly secrets trapped together: a princess, a prisoner, a con artist, a warrior, a priestess, a mercenary, and an asshole in charge of us all. Now every faction in the galaxy is hunting this ship—from the Sisterhood to the Corporation, and the rebellion’s joining in on the fun, too. We just need to stop drinking, fighting, and screwing long enough to evade them all and save the freaking universe…somehow. Because apparently the only thing standing between a dying sun and ultimate salvation is seven unlikely misfits…ahem, heroes.
Convicted of the attempted assassination of a prominent alien chancellor, Cyrax, a Vorrian killer-for-hire, is spared the death sentence. Instead, in a show of mercy, is exiled to planet Earth by the Judiciary—a fate the alien criminal deems worse than death. Teleported to the middle of the remote Northern deserts of Western Australia, he decides to survive out of pure spite. Trekking to the nearest coastal human settlement, he chances upon a particularly beautiful specimen of humanity—Damien Rokewood, champion surfer, and as the multiverse would have it … his destined mate!
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but a scifi release of note.
Zaira Citlali is supposed to die. After all, she’s the god Indigo reborn. Indigo, whose song created the universe and unified people across galaxies to banish Ozvios, the god of destruction. Although Zaira has never been able to harness Indigo’s powers, the Ilori Emperor wants to sacrifice her in Ozvios’s honor. Unless she escapes and finds Wesley, the boy prophesized to help her defeat Ozvios and the Ilori, once and for all.
Wesley Daniels didn’t ask for this. He just wants to work as a smuggler so he can save enough money to explore the stars. Once he completes his biggest job yet—bringing wanted celebrity Rubin Rima to a strange planet called Earth—he’ll be set for life. But when his path crosses with Zaira, he soon finds himself in the middle of an intergalactic war with more responsibility than he bargained for. Together, Zaira, Wesley, and Rubin must find their way to Earth and unlock Zaira’s powers if they’re going to have any hope of saving the universe from total destruction.
When the marine aliens rescued us, telling us they were going to treat us like queens, I envisioned spa days and relaxation. I did not imagine being sent into a dangerous labyrinth so their eligible males could hunt us, claiming us as mates. As soon as I’m tossed into the labyrinth, it’s clear this isn’t going to be some relaxing swim at the beach. It’s as beautiful as it is deadly, and when the alien who made it turns up to help me, I’m not sure what to think. He keeps me safe. He’s kind, careful, and for a purple alien, hot. That is, until he says I’m his. AmazonKU
After I’m caged by an alien brute determined to extract information from me no matter the cost, I’m left a broken female. But when I learn there’s more to the beast than meets the eye, I find myself falling for him and offer myself up to aid him in rescuing his long-lost brother. How could I know his brother is just as intoxicating? Just as hot? Just as irresistible? Which brother will I choose? And could they ever fulfil my deepest desire and bring themselves to share me? When they touch me, I yearn for more. When they kiss me, I surrender in gratitude. When they undress me, I ache to scream their names. And when they make me fly, I soar higher than ever before. I discover my true desires, as well as the dark secrets they keep hidden away from prying eyes. AmazonKU
VS Note: Her blurbs tend to use some of the same paragraphs. Nothing wrong with that! Just an FYI that I haven’t messed up on my cutting and pasting.
After human females are no longer capable of becoming pregnant, I enter a program to re-populate a distant alien colony. But when my ship crash lands and I emerge as the only survivor, I soon discover the sinister secret as to why the planet needed re-populating in the first place. With my life on the line and no medicine in sight, I’m left with two options: die a grisly death or be healed by mating with these wild alien beasts. They’re from ancient warring sects and stop at nothing to claim me first. And when they finally learn to share, they show me their passionate, protective, and possessive sides, each trying to outdo the other. When they touch me, I yearn for more. When they kiss me, I surrender in gratitude. When they undress me, I ache to scream their names. And when they make me fly, I soar higher than ever before. I discover my true desires, as well as the dark secrets they keep hidden away from prying eyes. AmazonKU
After human females are no longer capable of becoming pregnant, I enter a program to re-populate a distant alien colony. But when my ship crash lands and my life is on the line, a pair of Obrayn’s Claim me, forfeiting their own lives in the process. There’s only one way to be forgiven for such a betrayal; head into the deepest darkest reaches of the forsaken planet and recover an ancient Relic. The journey will test our newly-formed Mating Bond to breaking point… and so will our endless lovemaking. When my mates finally learn to share, they show me their passionate, protective, and possessive sides, each trying to outdo the other…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.
The dust may have just settled in the failed war of conquest between the Holy Vaalbaran Empire and the Ominirish Republic, but the last Emperor’s surrender means little to a lowly scribe like Enitan. All she wants is to quit her day job and expand her fledgling tea business. But when her lover is assassinated and her sibling is abducted by Imperial soldiers, Enitan abandons her idyllic plans and weaves her tea tray up through the heart of the Vaalbaran capital. There, she will learn just how far she is willing to go to exact vengeance, free her sibling, and perhaps even secure her homeland’s freedom.
My destiny is not to claim a female, to have a family, to be rendered helpless by love. I am Commander Helion, a heartless terror, relentless and unforgiving. Merciless. Despite this, I am matched. A beautiful human female is now mine. Despite my warnings, she is determined to leave her mark on me, body and soul. Honor demands I resist. I tell her the truth. I will not place a mating collar around her neck. I cannot protect her—especially from me—my choices—the horrors I face every day. One moment of weakness and she gets under my skin, makes me want things I cannot have. She is everything I am not—and the most dangerous creature I have ever faced. Claiming her—keeping her—is not possible with my pivotal role in this never-ending war. There is no place in my duties for desire. For need. Too many innocents count on me for protection. Too many lives are at stake, including hers. The enemy is always ready and waiting, but I never expected her to be among them. For the first time in my hardened life, I question my sanity. My dark soul. I begin to understand exactly what my enemies have stolen from me—and realize there is no limit to what a heartless warrior will sacrifice for love.
Even if the world did end, five men is far too many to handle. Isn’t it? Since the Final War, I’ve been doing just fine. I have a lovely cave, a darling vegetable patch, forest views . . . and if loneliness sometimes squeezes my aching heart, well, my books have always kept me company. That is, until a pack of hunters chase me from my home and right into the arms of several rather large, rather brutish ex-Army Rangers. And those brutes have the nerve to make me the rudest offer I’ve ever heard. Their protection—for my body. The whole thing is absurd. Scandalous. Perverted, even. I mean, just the thought of doing that with five men, well, it’s . . . it’s . . .I take the deal. Okay, so it’s possible I find them indecently tempting. But these men also have secrets, and pasts so fraught with emotion, I’m not sure I can untangle them all. Or whether they’ll let me. No, my brutes have made it excruciatingly clear where they think I belong—beneath them, between them, bent over backwards for them . . . but certainly not beside them. And I don’t think that’s going to work for me. AmazonKU
Hatred. Ownership. The brutal alien warrior triad saved my life… And by their ancient laws, I am theirs. Until my friend trades her life for mine. We were abandoned to die when the monsters invaded. We were saved by the cruel titans of Aurelians who don the black robes of Obsidian, pledging fealty to endless war. Seven foot tall, marble skinned beasts obsessed with finding their Fated Mate. These three are covered in scars and old wounds, survivors of a thousand battles, hardened, cruel brutes of men who no longer hope for a future. They have suffered beyond my comprehension. The three huge aliens are broken, never to be made whole…Until they see me, and I ignite a ravenous need in them they cannot understand. I’m off limits to them. Decreed by their Generals that I cannot be touched, under penalty of death. But when their hard grey eyes stare through my soul, I know that they have marked me as theirs. I will never escape their ferocious hunger… or the ache in my being, the knowledge that deep down, I belong to them. AmazonKU
As an expert thief from a minor moon, Cass knows a good mark when she sees one. The emperor’s ball is her chance to steal a fortune for herself, her ailing father, and her scrappy crew of thieves and market vendors. Her plan is simple: 1. Hitch a ride to the planet of Ouris, the dazzling heart of the empire. 2. Sneak onto the imperial palace station to attend the emperor’s ball. 3. Steal from the rich, the royal, and the insufferable. But on the station, things quickly go awry. When the emperor is found dead, everyone in the palace is a suspect—and someone is setting Cass up to take the fall. To clear her name, Cass must work with an unlikely ally: a gorgeous and mysterious rebel with her own reasons for being on the station. Together, they unravel a secret that could change the fate of the empire.
Holland – If I don’t get off this station, they’ll kill me. My only hope is The Rose, a ship about to embark on a seven-year mission into unknown space. When Captain Havaford catches me sneaking onboard, he doesn’t call the authorities. Instead, he offers something scandalous. Stay on the space station (where I’ll die), or agree to be the hot Luxaain’s wife. All I have to do is let him jerk off with me in the room—dirty, but not exactly a burden when he looks like a forbidden fruit I want to lick. Rook – Every soul on The Rose reports to me and I won’t take advantage of my position. Which means I can’t screw anyone for seven years. I thought I’d be fine, but the closer we get to launch, the more uncertain I am. Luxaain urges aren’t easy to control. We’re a promiscuous species by nature. When an opportunity appears in the form of a tempting, mischievous stowaway, I offer her a deal. I’ll let her stay in exchange for helping with a few Luxaain cravings my anatomy won’t let me take care of myself. I won’t force her to sleep with me, but if she wants to get laid, I’ll be more than happy to oblige. AmazonKU
*************************BRIEF BREAK BEFORE THE FANTASY/PNR BOOKS!***************************************
VS Note: Just a reminder I had a new release last week!
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.
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In the small, northern California town of Hollow Mountain, a dangerous supernatural battle of survival is unfolding, one that real estate agent Lauren Haley unknowingly steps into the night she finds out her fiancé has been cheating on her. With her self-esteem in tatters, Lauren stops by the local dive bar where her best friend works, hoping for a drink and a pep-talk. Everything changes when a handsome stranger walks in and Lauren decides to do something she has never done—just once—before returning to her ordinary life. Kade Riley, a powerful were-panther who has been shunned for his unique lineage and hardened by life’s trials, doesn’t know the reasons why a beautiful human woman asks him to spend one night with her—no strings attached. He just can’t resist a good thing when it falls in his lap. It was supposed to be just once, but life has other plans. Even as a brutal war threatens to erupt around Kade and Lauren, their shared attraction grows more intense. With Kade’s dangerous life poised to engulf her, can Lauren navigate her fears and step into the world of the paranormal?
On a mission to protect, he forgets to guard his heart. Erryn’s looking for answers when it comes to the Lycan condition. Unfortunately, she’s saddled with a male who takes his job as protector too seriously. Letting him get close isn’t an option. If anyone were to find out her secret, there wouldn’t be enough left of her to bury. Quinn’s been working in secret for the Lykosium Werewolf Council for a while, but his latest mission for them is his riskiest. Doctor Silver is tough as nails and mysterious, also sexy. But she’s not his mate. Her scent is all wrong. Or so he thinks until they end up on the run in Europe. Escaping death brings them closer together, but their future is uncertain because what they discover in a small town in Romania paints a deadly target. Surviving, though, isn’t their only task. Can these two loners find a way to join their lonely hearts?
When a deal with a monster could make your dreams come true – Kalli – I need money. My rent is overdue, my aircon is busted and my bank account is overdrawn. So when I get an email from Monstrous Deals offering discreet well-paying clients willing to negotiate all sorts of arrangements, I’m not too proud to sign up. Then I meet Rin. Impeccably styled, perfectly cultured and devastatingly gorgeous, this handsome billionaire is too good to be true. When I find out exactly what he has in mind, it’s even more unbelievable. Beneath his smooth, polished facade, hides a beast. A ferocious oni demon set on devouring one thing: my pleasure. Over and over again. Will he demand more than I can give? Is that even a thing? Or will Rin be the answer to all of my fantasies? AmazonKU
Kristen O’Mead left behind grief and the magical shenanigans of Shadow Vale ten years ago. Now she’s back, to dust off her magic and solve the riddle of her ex-husband’s ghost. Unfortunately he’s not the only ghost from her past she has to deal with. Shadow Vale isn’t your usual town tucked away amongst the rolling hills.
It’s a haven for paranormals, protected by a Forget-Me spell, and the old stomping grounds of her teenage hormones. She’s barely settled into the woodland cottage she grew up in, when her long-forgotten arch nemesis turns up dead and the over-zealous sheriff points the finger at Kristen. Can she solve the murder before she finds herself cuffed and tossed into the dungeons of Montferno? AmazonKU
Ramsey Mason felt like he’d never really lived until he was sent to join the council enforcers. He sometimes struggles with authority, but he wouldn’t trade his new life with the council for anything. His most recent assignment hits him especially hard, and he begins to question their mission. Can he continue on while dealing with the degenerates of the paranormal world? Does he want to? Phineas Nelson has spent his entire life in hiding, running from a deranged man obsessed with him and his twin. When his older brother is offered the job of running the general store for the paranormal council, they see it as a chance to finally start living a somewhat normal life. But Roman’s protective instincts are difficult to curb after so many years of hiding his younger twin brothers. An urgent call from Ramsey’s brother leads to a chance encounter that surely the fates had something to do with. But Ramsey is determined to not claim his sweet omega mate for fear of losing him as Raiden almost did. Can a gargoyle’s beast stay away from the gift that the fates had deemed perfect for him? Will the sweet fox shifter be able to change Ramsey’s mind and win him over? AmazonKU
VS Note: Saw this reviewed on the excellent Whiskey With My Book blog.
I’m not who you think I am. My transformation from a poor, orphaned scullery maid into the enchantingly mysterious lady who snagged the heart of the prince did not happen—as the rumors insisted—in a magical metamorphosis of pumpkins and glass slippers. On the first evening of the ball, I didn’t meekly help my “evil” stepmother and stepsisters primp and preen or watch forlornly out the window as their carriage rolled off toward the palace. I had other preparations to make. My stepsisters and I had been trained for this—to be the cleverest in the room, to be quick with our hands and quicker with our lies. We were taught how to get everything we wanted in this world, everything men always kept for themselves: power, wealth, and prestige. And with a touchingly tragic past and the help of some highly illegal spells, I would become a princess, secure our fortunes, and we would all live happily ever after. But there’s always more to the story. With my magic running out, war looming, and a handsome hostage prince—the wrong prince—distracting me from my true purpose with his magnetic charm and forbidden flirtations, I’m in danger of losing control of the delicate balance I’ve created . . . and that could prove fatal. There’s so much more riding on this than a crown. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Anthony has a secret that he’s been hiding from everyone. Something he’s ashamed of, and something he has no control over. He has magic, more magic than any dragon shifter in history, and in his eyes that makes him a freak. An abomination. Not worthy of love, especially from that of his fated mate. Charity’s life as a restaurant manager is rudely interrupted when she’s attacked, then saved by a dragon shifter and prince of alternate realm. Her world no longer makes sense, and when she sees the magic swirling in Anthony’s eyes she knows she’s found the man of her dreams. Quite literally. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
What’s a girl to do to get some flowers? …Die? Stuck between a devilish imp and a vampire with cold eyes and a hot body, Hollie isn’t sure whether to laugh or to cry. Right now, the vampire might be the lesser of two evils, but she can’t seem to spend enough time with him to confirm her suspicions. Things go from bad to worse when she attracts the attention of a powerful woman who is bent on meting out punishment, but when two princes of darkness join the fight over her, Hollie isn’t sure even a vampire mate could get her out of the trouble she’s in. They say nothing good happens after midnight.
You can’t fly away from destiny. Crow Rapp assumes he’ll spend his life growing corn in rural Illinois, like the grandparents who raised him. But during a visit to a traveling carnival, he encounters a handsome stranger named Simeon Bell—and receives a prophecy of a horrifying future. When that future materializes soon afterward, Crow flees… only to find that no matter how far he goes, fate pursues him. Simeon reenters his life a decade later and causes Crow to consider whether actively fighting his fate might be better than constant attempts at escape. In a world tinged by magic, where myths are as real as the sky above them, the men try to determine Crow’s true identity. Along the way, they test the powers of friendship and love and explore the boundaries of free will—ultimately discovering whether the force of destiny can be overcome. Crow’s Fate is part of the multi-author Carnival of Mysteries Series. Each book stands alone, but each one includes at least one visit to Errante Ame’s Carnival of Mysteries, a magical, multiverse traveling show full of unusual acts, games, and rides. The Carnival changes to suit the world it’s on, so each visit is unique and special. This book contains an Illinois farmboy, a roustabout from London, and realizations about the power of love. AmazonKU
Shifters don’t trust humans. Humans have experimented and tortured them. They’ve taken their children. Now the shifters are in charge, things are better except shifters don’t trust humans. Jolyn, a human, finds teens hurting a shifter girl and stops them. Taking her home, they are attacked again but this time by another shifter group. When Minnie’s parents show up, Jolyn knows the Puma Pride could blame her for what happened to the alphas’ daughter. The black panther, the Pride’s enforcer, winds around her but she knows to stand up for herself. She’s not prey. Brady, enforcer to the Puma Pride, is drawn to the woman who had his niece, Minnie. She smells of lilacs and Brady is wants her. If his alphas order it, he’ll be the one to put her down. But his cat doesn’t want to hurt her, he wants something more. AmazonKU
Tasmin’s business isn’t for everyone. Yet she recognizes the value she offers for grieving families. Still, the subject isn’t something most people are willing to talk about. However, over time, her business has grown through word of mouth—much to the horror of her family. Until a detective walks in, inquiring about a piece that had been stolen overnight. This is the first inkling she has that someone is out to destroy her business. Unfortunately it won’t be the last …Detective Hanson MacGyver isn’t sure what to make of Tasmin, yet he understands the need for licensed morticians. However, how she got into the process of preserving tattoos for grieving family and friends is something he has never seen before and isn’t comfortable with. Live and let live works for him as a motto, but, when her works in progress start showing up in public locations and not in a good way, he knows they have someone who hates what she is doing … or hates the owners of the tattoos. Something’s off about the whole mess. And that’s just on the surface. When both Tasmin and Hanson dig deeper, a whole lot more is going on underneath. And none of it is normal or nice. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
We are blood. And so are they…We’re finally free—and we intend to stay that way. But our most dangerous enemy has plans that could upend the entire world. To carry out those plans, he’s making more like us. More people twisted into something monstrous and forced to serve his psychotic ends. My guys and I have to stop him. It’s our only hope of getting the peace we’ve dreamed of—for us and everyone else we’ve come to care about. But how can we even fight when the foes standing in our way… are shadowbloods just like us? AmazonKU
Wynn grew up far from pack life. Her family taught her: if a pack finds you, run or die – the brutes take no prisoners. When she moved to Santa Cruz, she knew she could hide from the werewolf leader, he seemed like an idiot. But even though a new, smarter leader takes over the Pacific Pack, Wynn continues to hide. After the shock of finding her friend dead, the last thing Wynn expects is a beautiful werewolf officer from the local pack to come into her life. Bexlee, a member of the Coastal Pack, works on the police force. She and her partner spend most of their days hunting down leads on a string of deaths that, to humans, seem natural. How can a heart attack be foul play? Then she runs into a lone wolf no one in the pack knows about. All werewolves need to check in with the pack leader, but this one has been in town for over a year. What is this intriguing woman hiding? AmazonKU
The end is near. In the wake of Vassago’s deadly game, Randi endures a lull almost worse than another tango with Stone. Her paranoia feeds on the quiet, filling the silence with fears of Shade reprisal. Sure, the Vampire Council is rebuilding, her once-dead husband has come home, and she’s got time again to spend with her son, Logan. But what are her enemies up to? It doesn’t help matters when her new friend, Misty Drake, reports fractures in the unholy alliance that point to possible Shade spies. And then there’s the dead John Doe case, which seemed at first to be a garden variety mob hit but reveals magical connections. When the investigation dovetails with Shade machinations, Randi slowly uncovers Stone’s biggest plot yet. But Shade spies and secret agents abound, thwarting Randi at every turn. Attacks, betrayals, subterfuge, and a hurricane brewing off the coast of Florida conspire to try and defeat Randi and her coalition of the middle. When the storm makes landfall, Armageddon comes to Jacksonville. With the help of her two lovers, Cash and Kalon, as well as new allies and old friends, Randi prepares to make the final stand. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
I swore off mates years ago, yet they have me reconsidering…After being rejected by a chosen mate and losing everything, I vowed I would never let anyone make me feel that way again. Since then I’ve enjoyed the single life. My weekends were full of random hook ups and enough booze to forget how lonely I am. Until someone starts following me. I quickly find that not only did my ex hire someone to tail me, it was his brothers and childhood friend. And all three of them are my mates. In a day that seems hellbent on tearing my world apart I find that the Sulley Pack has come to town. It takes one meeting to realize that fate wasn’t done with me yet. Now two packs want to claim me as theirs. They’re all far too caring and understanding for a jaded omega like me. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Can I put my past aside and give these men a chance? AmazonKU
It’ s a competition for my heart, and these men play dirty. Saving the world was supposed to be the end of my story, but when trying to live with four stubborn, dangerous, immortal men, happily-ever-after turns out to be more complicated than fairy tales promised. Kase, Grant, Hunter and Troy can’ t stop bickering, seemingly more interested in competing with one another than being with me. Our solution? An impromptu vacation to Hawaii! Sun, nudity and plenty of orgasms— the foundation to any good relationship. Even better, the men promise to shower me with affection and take me on four amazing dates. Unfortunately, one disaster after another strikes as each of the dates goes horribly wrong— accidental exhibitionism, surprise attacks and the less-than-sexy use of handcuffs just to name a few of the problems. What I thought would be our salvation ends up testing the bonds between us, and when I discover they’ ve been lying to me the entire time, that the trip is just a ploy for them to prove who’ s best for me? Maybe there are some things that even hot, naked men can’ t fix.
VS Note: From JUNE 16.
Two magical ex-lovers, one inn, and a second chance to capture a heart of stone. Witch Lettie Katz’s life plans always included running the inn her grandmother co-owned in their hometown of Lilac Lake. But after her grandmother died, with no mention of bequeathing her half to anyone Lettie was left floundering. Months later, when she’s called to visit the town lawyer’s office she’s shocked to find her gorgon ex-girlfriend Chandler Hart waiting. Lettie hasn’t seen Chandler in years and that’s just fine by both of them. In fact, Chandler is the reason Lettie no longer uses her magic. Their explosive teenage relationship broke Lettie’s heart, blew up town square—literally—and sent Chandler running. But Chandler is back, and worst of all her grandmother, the inn’s other owner, has left them both half, with one stipulation—neither woman can sell their portion for at least six months. As old feelings resurface, can they find a way to work together or will the Stone and Sorcery Lodge be ruined before the next tourist season? AmazonKU
Blaze, otherwise known as Little Red Riding Hood, has a mission. And it’s an important one. But when she gets kidnapped and the charm that allows her to see is taken from her, she finds herself in a cave and blind. And completely dependent on whoever has abducted her. Unluckily for her, it’s a group of three hellhounds. But these hellhounds—Ransom, Axion and Maddox—aren’t all they seem to be. And fairly soon, Blaze finds herself needing to team up with them to defeat a much larger threat. Meanwhile, the rest of the Chosen ten are battling their own wars with enemies who serve under Morningstar. Will the Chosen Ten find victory against their adversaries? Read the final book in the Happily Never After series to find out! AmazonKU
Las Vegas. City of Sin… and sinfully tempting demons. Bring it on. Five years ago, the Gates of Tartarus were opened, allowing hordes of hellions to spill out onto the earth. Humanity has found a new normal as they discover that angels and demons walk among them, and good and evil are not as black and white as they may appear. When I awake drenched in my captor’s blood with no memory of who I am, only one thought rules my mind: find out who held me captive and why? Two demons stand between me and my veangeance. Alastor, a hellhound shifter and dark sorceror who hates me with as much passion as he desires me and Cole, a sinful wheelchair bound incubus who’s seductive power works on everyone – except me. They don’t trust me. I don’t trust them. But for now, they have what I need – information and power. Now all I have to do is figure out if I can give them what they want from me without sacrificing my soul… or my heart. AmazonKU
I escaped death when I was little and led a normal life as a wolf shifter until Patrick Wentworth ended up in my town. Hogan’s Folly isn’t meant for men like him. Patrick is an absolute jerk and doesn’t belong in my world. His entitled attitude is supposed to make me hate him but instead...I’m drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Getting him a room at my bed and breakfast was the end of it. He was too close for me to ignore. Patrick may not belong in my world but he’s also hiding from his own. His wish is to marry the woman of his choice. Not one that his family picks. But he doesn’t even know that I’m a shifter, a secret that is bound to come out when my life is in danger. And something tells me that I’d also find out a secret about Patrick that would shake my reality. AmazonKU
Morgorth and Aishe must contend with a deadly threat that could spell disaster for their world. Payshthas were the first of the Mother’s intelligent children. It is rare for true friendship to form between them and another species—which makes Morgorth’s bond with Enfernlo unique. And it is due to their friendship that Morgorth doesn’t hesitate to answer Enfernlo’s plea for help. A thief has stolen something vital from Enfernlo’s colony—a stone of power. Their hunt for the stone leads them to a war torn kingdom, and Aishe can hardly stomach what he sees. The devastation urges him to assist however he can, no matter the risk. Meanwhile, Morgorth is faced with reminders of the monster he used to be, and contemplates how far he’s come, and yet how far he still has to go. And when his estranged mentor joins them on their search, Morgorth is forced to confront his resentment and sense of betrayal, and use Master Ulezander as a tool to save the payshthas. Forced into a deadly quest where trust is in short supply, and faced with challengers for the stone, Morgorth must put his faith in those he loves and in himself… and become a champion not just of the Mother but for Karishian itself. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Yumi comes from a land of gardens, meditation, and spirits, while Painter lives in a world of darkness, technology, and nightmares. When their lives suddenly become intertwined in strange ways, can they put aside their differences and work together to uncover the mysteries of their situation and save each other’s communities from certain disaster? Note from Brandon: For years I’ve wanted to write a fantasy novel focused on people working in jobs that are normal to them, but fantastical to us as readers. Added to that, my wife has encouraged me to feature more romance in my stories. When I threw two people together whose jobs seem fantastical to each other, the tale of Yumi and the Nightmare Painter was the result. This novel in particular feels like a special gift to my wife—one we’re both pleased that you now get to share. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Newly crowned queen of the Radiant fae, Sparrow “Ro” Meadowcroft has two goals. First, to show her fae subjects that despite growing up in the mortal realm, she plans to honor all the customs and practices of her new world. Second, to reunite the Radiant fae with the Grym fae. Or at least broker peace between the two estranged kingdoms. She intends to do both of those by returning to the Summer Palace, an old tradition that once brought both kingdoms and their rulers together for a time of relaxation and fellowship. She’s invited Queen Anyka, too, the woman who rules the Grym. Ro hopes the neutral ground of Willow Hall will provide them with a fresh start and a chance at diplomacy, but the old palace holds dark secrets that could mean the end of the Radiant fae. Or a new day for the Grym. Can Ro win Anyka over or has too much blood already been spilled? And why does Willow Hall seem like the start of more trouble? All Ro knows for sure is that magic abounds in the Summer Palace. And not all of it’s good.
The death of the Pharaoh summons Ani to the last place she expected to be… Egypt. The Pharaoh is dead. Long live the Queen. With all of the Anubis Blessed being called to Egypt to help prepare the Pharaoh for his final resting place, Ani finds herself subject to a new set of temple politics and everything that comes with it. But with Nik and Maita by her side, she knows she can face anything. Including Ramesses and the revenge he wants to rain down on her.
The lands of Jeenobi and Aelshia are separated by hundreds of miles of dangerous desert, and antithetical views on dragons. Now, under a tenuous new peace agreement, Jeenobi has agreed to ban dragon slaying within its borders. As a visiting ambassador to Jeenobi and a rider to the dragon Loren, Litz expected to meet resistance to all she represents. She did not expect Kella, the kingdom’s most famous living dragon slayer, and she certainly didn’t expect to find her attractive. When Litz is forced into extraditing Kella to Aelshia for trial, they’ll discover more monstrous things in the wilds of the desert than each other, and they’ll need to put aside their differences if they want to survive. The future of both nations may hang in the balance.
Do not read this. I assure you, I am not the sort of woman that anyone likes, and you will not like me. The fact that he likes me, it should be a sign to you, in fact. He is Mr. Marlow, and there is something wrong with him. I couldn’t say what it is exactly. He doesn’t outwardly present as deformed, not truly, but he seems that way somehow. The edges of him squirm and expand. He is shadows and barbs and coils and teeth. He is a monster. He likes me. And the man that contains Mr. Marlow, the proper and buttoned up Dr. Fastian? Well, he sees me for what I am—a scarred strumpet who enjoys playing too close to the fire, who doesn’t mind getting singed now and again. He doesn’t like me, not truly. I am not the sort of woman that anyone likes. Well, not anyone decent, that is. You won’t like me either. I am warning you. Do not read this. This Jekyll-and-Hyde inspired monster romance is a gaslamp romp into the dark, seedy back alleys of a Victorian-esque city. Part psychological thriller, part musings on gender roles and social structure, and all detailed monstery spice. If a reader is looking for a simple pleasurable escape, she should look elsewhere. This one will hurt.
I didn’t ask for this. I’d much rather be in a library, in civilization, then out in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but trees and mountains for miles. Instead, I was sent to live in a cabin with a bear shifter. We’re rangers, locked in a temporary alliance. He does the physical work – I do the intellectual work. We keep the area free of wild magic, wild supernatural creatures, and make sure people don’t get lost. I don’t really know what to make of my partner, Seth. He’s not – terrible, I suppose. But something strange is happening in the area. A storm’s coming. And I have no one else to weather the troubles with, other than Seth. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release, previously published under another pen name. From JUNE 22.
Darthan Chul must die. Rina doesn’t care if he’s an infamous warlord. His beauty won’t sway her She’s got a job to do, and he’s going to die by her hand just like all the others before him. But… why is he so damn difficult to kill? AmazonKU
Dinah Pelletier managed to be a vampire for an entire minute before she was arrested for murder and sent to prison at nineteen. Now, twenty-four years later, she’s about to be up for parole…and is still nineteen. Dinah has done her best to avoid her once girlfriend (and also a vampire), Rachel Evans. Dinah went to prison to save her that night, but no matter how much she’s pushed Rachel away, she could never force herself to move on. So Dinah’s surprised to be face-to-face with her long-lost love, and the reason for her upcoming parole. No sooner do they reconnect than a string of vampire killings begin again and evidence seems to be pointing at Dinah. Dinah, with Rachel’s help, must prove her innocence while finding out if the two of them are still compatible after all these years. Even if time can heal old wounds, these deaths could destroy any hope for a life together.
Iris Collins is the messy one in her family. The “chaos bunny.” Her sisters are all wildly successful, while she can’t balance her budget for a single month. It’s no wonder she’s in debt to her roommates. When she unexpectedly inherits a house from her great aunt, her plan to turn it into a B&B fails—as most of her plans do. She winds up renting rooms like a Victorian spinster, collecting other lost souls…and not all of them are “human.” Eli Reese grew up as the nerdy outcast in school, but he got rich designing apps. Now he’s successful by any standards. But he’s never had the same luck in finding a real community or people who understand him. Over the years, he’s never forgotten his first crush, so when he spots her at a café, he takes it as a sign. Except then he gets sucked into the Iris-verse and somehow ends up renting one of her B&B rooms. As the days pass, Eli grows enchanted by the misfit boarders staying in the house…and even more so by Iris. Could Eli have finally found a person and a place to call “home”?
Risa works the docks in the port city of Knockaine, servicing multiple men each night. When she’s offered a large sum of money to seduce and slay a particular man, she thinks the job will be easy–until she discovers he’s a magically-gifted pirate captain with a suspicious nature. He proves to be much harder to kill than she expected–and worse still, the harder she tries to end him, the more he seems to crave her. AmazonKU
Welcome to Mystic Hollow where wildest dreams (trust me, they do get wild) come true. I did it. I packed my bags, said adios to city life, and left my troubled past behind for a little town tucked in the bosom of nowhere. Why? Oh, let’s call it the need for a fresh start. Or desperation. Yeah, we can call it desperation, that works. Why else would a shy, introverted bookworm like me sign up for an arranged marriage? Because any man is better than the jerk I left behind, that’s why. What I don’t expect is Waylon—all six foot plus of smoldering eyes, sexy swagger, and cocky smile. And did I mention muscles? Holy moly, the man is built like a brick s***house. He surpasses my ex in every way. You know, the ex who’s in town to unalive me. AmazonKU
Telepathic high school teacher Dorian prepares teen witches for professional casting because going in unprepared is what killed one of his partners. But new state mandates on magical proficiency make it nearly impossible, and Dorian worries he can’t give his students the education they really need. Seeking a distraction from work, Dorian kisses his still-living on-again off-again clairvoyant boyfriend, Milo. Instead of a distraction, Dorian glimpses Milo’s vague vision involving the murder of Caleb—one of Dorian’s new students. Already devastated by the loss of his partner, Dorian refuses to stand aside and let Caleb die. He searches for clues by delving into Caleb’s mind. Rooting through Caleb’s memories alongside teaching classes leads Dorian to two more students: Caleb’s ex-best friend turned rival and the prodigy with connections to dangerous warlocks. However, each step further into his students’ minds forces Dorian to confront…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
Trapped in a tower by the emperor who conquered her homeland, Daella yearns for an escape. But as one of the few half-orcs left in the world, she knows she’ll never be free, much less find her own happily ever after. Destiny takes an unexpected turn when the emperor offers her a deal. To earn her freedom, she must journey to the mysterious Isles of Fable and track down wielders of outlawed dragon magic. Eager to seize her chance, Daella agrees. When a brutal storm tosses her ship off course, she washes up on the wrong island—right at the feet of Rivelin, a gruff but handsome elven blacksmith, who seems more likely to stab her than help her. To her surprise, he offers her shelter until the next ship passes through in six weeks’ time. Daella soon realizes he’s hiding something big. It could be the very magic she’s been tasked to hunt down—the key to her long-awaited freedom. But as they bicker over the flames of his forge, her heart kindles with something she’s never felt before. When his secrets finally come to light, Daella must decide what’s more important: her freedom from the wicked crown or the desires of her heart. AmazonKU
When Zara’s ex messes up her chance for happily ever after, she decides to organize her approach to love. The best way to find the perfect mythical partner in life is through a thorough research and vetting process. But once she finds the right man to spend the rest of her life with, there’s the problem of seducing him. But maybe the hot new witch in town can give her a helpful boost…Anthony Shelly avoids all things magical, but when his three siblings move to the mythic-filled town of Folk Haven, he settles in for a long visit. And what better way to pass his time than flirting with a tightly wound harpy in need of a little fun? When she asks him for a favor that would have him in her bed for a few months, the answer is an easy yes. But as Zara uses Anthony’s temptation skills to find herself a mate, the magic-rejecting witch can’t help wondering if he could be the one to make her dreams come true instead. AmazonKU
The mysterious Society is coming for my city, my people, and me. Big mistake. I’m not sure if they want to take me or to kill me, but either way, they’re going to get a fight. And then there’s Alex Peche. I can deal with the attempts on my life, the obsessive vampire master, and the angry wolf, but Alex Peche? The white-haired jerk owns me for the next six months. I’m almost tempted to let the Society kill me so I won’t have to look at his ugly face again. Unsurprisingly, he has an ulterior motive for forcing me to work for him. Shocker. Beneath his deception and manipulation, though, lies a desperation he can’t hide. He believes I am the only one who can help him fight a battle we will have to win to keep the Society from taking over our world. They want to create a world in which the humans are controlled by the supernaturals…And the hunters become the hunted. AmazonKU
Micah Decker keeps his cards close to his chest. He has one job in Moon Burrow—heal the wounded grizzly shifters and their raven allies—and Micah does it well. His goals are simple. Keep his head down. Live to fight another day. When a persistent biker bear enters the picture, Micah’s finding it hard to resist Greed. Greed wears arrogance like a second skin. He’s unbearable and unlikable, but when he’s alone with Micah, he’s different, sweet even. Micah can’t consider the possibility of them. Falling in love will get Greed and him killed. Garret ‘Greed’ Carter has always gotten what he wanted… until now. Micah’s a closed book. A frustrating puzzle he can’t seem to unravel. Micah has slammed the door shut in Greed’s face at every turn, but giving up is for wimps. Greed’s determined to prove to Micah that fate set them on the same path for a reason. When a vindictive drug lord blows into town looking for Micah, Greed and Micah must team up and brandish this threat together or risk losing their friends and allies. AmazonKU
VS Note: Gothic.
In Regency England: The descendant of adventuring—dead—aristocrats, Clarissa Knightley supplements a modest inheritance by penning gothic novels that cost more than they earn. Upon learning that she has mysteriously inherited a share of an earl’s estate, she rashly packs up her household. In remote Gravesyde Priory, she hopes to find a safe haven and family who will welcome her and her young nephew. Instead, she discovers a drunken American army captain, his African servant, and ancient, surly caretakers. Terrified, prepared to flee, Clare is lured to linger by the prospect of secret diaries, hidden jewels, and an increasingly intriguing man. Then a killer strikes. The crumbling manor’s ominous and baffling history offers fascinating fodder for Clare’s horror novels—if only she can survive real-life madmen and a spectral murderer who may seek the jewels at any price.
In Victorian London, where traveling sideshows are the very pinnacle of entertainment, there is no more coveted ticket than Ashe and Pretorius’ Carnivale of Curiosities. Each performance is a limited engagement, and London’s elite boldly dare the dangerous streets of Southwark to witness the Carnivale’s astounding assemblage of marvels. For a select few, however, the real show begins behind the curtain. Rumors abound that the show’s proprietor, Aurelius Ashe, is more than an average magician. It’s said that for the right price, he can make any wish come true. No one knows the truth of this claim better than Lucien the Lucifer, the Carnivale’s star attraction. Born with the ability to create fire, he’s dazzled spectators since he was a boy. When Odilon Rose, one of the most notorious men in London, comes calling with a proposition regarding his young and beautiful charge, Charlotte, Ashe is tempted to refuse. After revealing, however, that Rose holds a secret that threatens the security of the troupe’s most vulnerable members, Ashe has no choice but to sign an insidious contract. The stakes grow higher as Lucien finds himself drawn to Charlotte and her to him, an attraction that spurs a perilous course of events. Grave secrets, recovered horrors, and what it means to be family come to a head in this vividly imagined spectacle—with the lives of all those involved suspended in the balance.
As an elite spy and the Queen’s Third-in-Command, Aya has dedicated herself to a life of discipline and duty, using her gods-given abilities to keep dark magic from ever returning to the realm. Her oath ensures she will always act to protect those she fights alongside—including Will, the Queen’s Enforcer and Aya’s bitter rival. Forced by circumstance to work together, Aya and Will struggle to come to an uneasy truce. But when tragedy strikes, Aya instinctively reacts, unleashing a power that hasn’t been seen in over 500 years. Shaken, she’s confronted with an impossible truth: one that threatens the precious grip she keeps on her control. One that forces her to work with Will to discover who—or what—she really is. And one that could turn her into a weapon in a war she doesn’t know how to win. With Will at her side and untold power at her fingertips, Aya will have to decide: Has she been sent to save the realm she loves…or destroy it? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
In a city divided, Agents Maddox and Tristan must protect the paranormal, unearth the truth, and prevent darkness from claiming all. In the aftermath of the devastating destruction that befell the city six months ago, an ominous shroud now looms over them. Paranormals are vanishing at an alarming rate. As fear and suspicion cloud the minds of the city’s inhabitants, calls for drastic measures grow louder, igniting tensions between supernatural beings and humanity. Maddox and Tristan receive a mysterious visitor who unveils a hidden truth: the supernatural realm they were told had been obliterated is not only intact but still has people living there. As the agents delve deeper into the enigma, they find themselves being threatened by an unknown opponent. With the city teetering on the brink of an all-out war, the agents must act swiftly. They form an unprecedented alliance, uniting humans and paranormals in a new task force, breaking barriers that were once thought insurmountable. Can they untangle the web of deception and find the missing paranormals before it’s too late? Only time will tell if their courage and resilience will be enough to save the city and prevent a catastrophe that could alter the fate of both realms forever. AmazonKU
Emiko Soong belongs to one of the eight premier magical families of the world. But Emiko never needed any magic. Because she is the Blade of the Soong Clan. Or was. Until she’s drenched in blood in the middle of a market in China, surrounded by bodies and the scent of blood and human waste as a lethal perfume. The Butcher of Beijing now lives a quiet life in San Francisco, importing antiques. But when a shinigami, a god of death itself, calls in a family blood debt, Emiko must recover the Ebony Gate that holds back the hungry ghosts of the Yomi underworld. Or forfeit her soul as the anchor. What’s a retired assassin to do but save the City by the Bay from an army of the dead?
She’s the sweetest debt he’s ever collected. When I walked into McMar’s territory and demanded restitution for the lives they took from my clan, I never imagined I’d walk away with a female as my prize. That should’ve worked out perfectly. Instead, the prize is refusing all our courting attempts, including mine. Heck, especially mine because she thinks I’m too arrogant, too commanding, and a definition of a “jerk”. She’s convinced that she hates me. But my lycan nose tells me she’s lying to herself and to me. Marybell is the sweetest debt I ever collected who just needs a little bit of gentle persuading. On top of that, some of my males want an eye for an eye for the loss of their brothers. That means returning the McMar prize. But I’m not giving her back, even if I have to fight my own to keep her. AmazonKU
Rehobeth sentenced himself to a life of penance, atoning for a multitude of sins by helping others. He’s accustomed to being alone, but upholding a promise he never thought he’d have to keep unearths emotions he hasn’t felt in centuries. A terrifying attack changed Max’s life forever. Now, she’s back home with a target on her back. Forced to face demons from her past, her life takes a drastic turn and she’s thrown into a world borne of nightmares. Still, she can’t deny an overpowering pull towards a mysterious and dangerous man. Could Rehobeth be connected to her nightmarish visions? Max is determined to find out, but Rehobeth is hiding something from her. He’s hiding a lot of somethings from her, and learning the truth could not only be dangerous, but deadly. AmazonKU
Into the Paranormal World: When a human ranch foreman hears a gargoyle claim him as his Fated mate, he isn’t certain even the paranormal can mend his trust button. As a Native American, Stanley Redfeather has always believed there was more to the world than what the average person could see. Learning about gargoyles and other paranormals is almost anti-climactic. Doing his job working as the foreman of his boss’s massive cattle ranch continues as normal. Occasionally, having a bunch of gargoyles, vampires, and shifters around causes a little hiccup, especially when one of them finds their Fated mate, but for the most part, it’s business as usual. That changes when a trio of gargoyles arrive for a meeting, and after one sniff, one of them—Kultrak—claims Stanley is his Fated mate. Stanley knows what that means. He’s supposed to be the other half of the gargoyle’s soul, bond with him, and build a centuries-long life with him. While Stanley wouldn’t mind having someone to share his solitary life with, he needs to know the gargoyle more than a day before trusting the male that they’re perfect for each other. When Stanley gets injured, will Kultrak’s protectiveness in the face of the upcoming danger drive him away or draw him nearer? Amazon
A man hellbent on never settling down. Austin is a tenacious flirt, a clown, and often, a complete screw up. But he’s happy with his life. He loves spice and variety, so settling down with just one woman is not an option. One night with the guys out on the range. One angel in the darkness. One chance not to completely screw this up. Finding Angel in the least expected way throws him for a loop he may never recover from. AmazonKU
The massive monster satisfies my every forbidden desire. But can I tempt an orc billionaire to bind our hearts? When my human boyfriend dumps me, he has the nerve to call me boring in bed. Me? Boring? Ha! He has no idea what I really want. I’m burning to meet a monster, and I know just where to do it. The Monsters’ Sin Club is the hottest “play” club in town and exactly the place to find everything I’ve been missing. But I never expected to catch the eye of its billionaire orc owner. Vorn is seven feet of green muscle and temptation. And when the hot as hell orc growls in my ear that he’ll take me in front of everyone, I burn. With one sentence, he’s cut straight to my naughtiest fantasy—I love an audience. Then he unlocks a new desire the first time he tells me I’m his good girl. Time after time, he makes my body sing, upping our public shows with toys, bindings, and magic spells. And once away from the audience, Vorn gives me heart-melting aftercare. Soon, I want to be something other than his play partner. How do I get my billionaire orc to make me his good girl forever? AmazonKU
Once upon a time, Cordelia Reynarde had the best of everything. Now, she has a lot to apologize for. Sure, she was a teenage victim of her toxic family, but she owns her bad behavior, and she’s determined to atone. Starting with Trent Reveson—who spent years exiled from their fox shifter clan. If only she could ignore his rock-hard muscles, a masculine face that’s weathered more than just bad times, and a steely gaze that tells he’s neither forgotten nor forgiven. Once upon a time, Trent believed in love. Time and life—and Cordelia’s betrayal—fixed that. Trent doesn’t trust the “new and improved” Cordelia as far as he can throw her, but all these years later, she still dances in his imagination. And her tantalizing scent entices his fox to get closer. As Cordelia throws herself into his makeover, Trent finds himself envisioning what a relationship with the poised, lovely woman would look like. But even though Cordelia has changed, her family has not. They’re not above using Cordelia’s love to get what they want, even if it means sacrificing the heart of the only man she’s ever loved.
Possessions. Toys. Breeders. That’s how omegas and betas are kept in the city of Chaingate. Alphas rule the city, owning the other designations as if they were play things instead of people. Alphas are raised cruel, bloodthirsty, and harsh. Alpha Nicolai tried to be like the others. He was accepted into one of the biggest alpha packs, one that owned twelve omegas. The alpha pack that ran the city. But try as he may, Nicolai couldn’t bring himself to possess an omega or mistreat a beta. Having reached his limit trying to live up to the expectations placed on him, Nicolai ran in the middle of the night, taking two omegas with him – the omega that claims his heart and the one his omega loves. He knows that it’ll be a life on the road for them but he vowed to keep them safe. To fight for their freedom. It wasn’t long before they saw that the rest of the world wasn’t like Chaingate. And neither were other alphas. But that doesn’t mean they’ve seen the last of the city they fled. Betas may disappear from Chaingate from time to time, but no one was going to look the other way when two omegas vanish in the night. AmazonKU
What do a demon dog, a lovestruck familiar, an enchanted candle, and the postal service have in common? They’re some of the many things Beatrice has had to deal with since she was cursed by her well-meaning grandmother. And now, to make matters worse, her ex-boyfriend is back in town, spearheading the construction of the town’s new post office. Has the curse brought them together again to make her life miserable, or does it have a little something else in mind? Amazon Kobo
Amadine has wanted to pay her sister back for the ultimate kindness, and this was the only way she could do it. She just needs a medic, a guardian, and a wilderness expert. Good thing that she can hire one from the BDC. Amadine Heckler hasn’t had the most predictable life, but it has been short. When she turned five, she was the size of her genetic donor, and she looked into sad, steel eyes through the sides of the tank she had grown in. Ondine was still heavily damaged, but she had refused to take over the body that had been grown for her when she realized that a mind already occupied it. Amadine was educated, dressed, housed, and given employment counselling. She became a children’s author, and when she was six, her activation came online. She shared her sister’s quiet home and had friends who didn’t know who her sibling was. She thought long and hard about what to give Ondine for the life and freedom she had surrendered. She had no idea that Ondine was thinking the same thing. Amazon
The dragon king swore he would never take a mate. Fate didn’t give him a choice. When I snuck out of the house on my twenty-first birthday, I didn’t expect to be struck by a bolt of lightning… or to wake up in a strange land and be saved from freezing to death by a dragon. Then the beast shifted before my eyes into a man more regal than any king and hotter than dragon fire. A man who didn’t hesitate to…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Nolan is the hot but grumpy goth boy who lives across the street from perpetually sunny necromancer Sky. Nolan wants nothing to do with Sky. That is until his older brother is on the run from a local vampire clan after he failed to deliver on a promise. Nolan is about to learn that vampires, shifters, witches, and magic are very real. He needs an expert to guide him through this dangerous world. It’s Sky’s time to shine! And just maybe he can win the heart of a grumpy introvert. (Assuming he doesn’t scare the man to death first.) How the Necromancer in the Gold Vest Saved My Life is a serial comprising four novellas that follow the insane adventures of necromancer Skylar Wallace and his next-door neighbor Nolan Banks. This book contains vampires, werewolves, witches, underworld minions, danger, surprises, sassy corpses, and some pretty amazing sandwiches. AmazonKU
Problems keep piling up around Max. No sooner has she dealt with one set of supernatural creatures, than she’s called to the city’s mortuary to an unusual death. The city’s most senior spiritual leader is also trying to get hold of her. On top of that, Bryce cancelled their date and hasn’t been seen for days. Her week gets worse when one of her friends is attacked and left for dead, and she is dragged out of the city into the middle of someone else’s fight. Max finds herself running for her life, with no idea of how she got there or what’s going on around her. Trapped in a strange place with only Bryce for company, she will need to rely on him and her own hard-won skills and courage to survive. AmazonKU
“You will go to Rathe University, live among the giftless and those of light magic. You, Knight Deveraux, will learn to coexist.” I’ve never heard more wasted words in my life. Then again, the gifted counsel never did have much to say that wasn’t. The only members amongst them who speak a thing worth listening to are my parents, the King and Queen of the Stygian’s, the people of Dark Magic. Unfortunately for me and my brothers, they’ve chosen to play nice instead of sinking their talons into anyone who dares demand a thing from their heirs. In this instance at least. Every gifted is forced to leave our realm behind after graduation to spend the next four years in a world that isn’t ours, while pretending it’s enough for those with something deeper clawing beneath their skin. It isn’t. Not by a long shot, and while it’s as boring as I thought it would be, we find ways to entertain ourselves. A little Fae Dust, the power of persuasion, and it’s a party worthy of a royal … or four. That was fun the first year, but it’s my second now, and the minute I got back to campus, I knew it would be worse than before. I felt it…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
VS Note: From JUNE 24.
This isn’t a happy story. Not at all. It’s a sad story filled with lust, trauma, and dark magic. Terra. Fernestia has destroyed everything, leaving only ashes and the new Shadows that teem beneath our skin. My lovely assassin claims I’m his Shadow mate and has agreed to help me find my brother and ex-boyfriend—if they’re still alive. Finn. After my village is destroyed, I’m trapped in an enemy camp surrounded by other survivors. Blood and magic are twins here, and there’s a dark itch coming from deep within me. If I ever want to see Terra again, I must become invincible. Edgar. I wake up in a lavish estate with my memories stolen. All I know is that my parents and sister are gone. A sinister boy haunts me, pushing me to uncover the truth of this strange place. Although separated, our hearts are tied. The Shadows running through our veins call to each other, demanding answers. If we’re ever to reunite, we must uncover the truths of Fernestia. Everything leads back to Alkrose Academy. AmazonKU
God of the Dead. King of the Underworld. The Unseen. The Renowned…Trapped. Hades has finally claimed his fated queen, but at a cost that neither of them could have foreseen. Taken from his secure penthouse, he’s transported into the heart of a carnivorous tree which is sapping his power. In a moment of panic, he sends a call out hoping for relief, a distraction from the torture he’s enduring. He’d hoped Persephone would answer. But another god is the first to hear him, sending him the last place he’d ever want to be: his memories. Goddess of Spring. The Maiden. The Mistress. The Venerable One…The New Queen. Queen of the Underworld was never a title Persephone Prosperina expected to hold. And yet, if the crown fits, right? Perspephone is plunged into her new role, feeling completely unsupported by the god that put her there. A god that is not expected in the Underworld for another month. But Persephone isn’t so sure that her fated mate is living it up in the mortal realm, but will anyone listen to her concerns and can she find him before time runs out? Nightmares plague them both, calling to them to fulfill the destiny that awaits them. One that has only just begun. Destiny. Fortune. Kismet. Fate…Will not be denied. AmazonKU
Love is put to the test when secrets become unraveled. After losing my mother to vampire hunters when I was eighteen, I moved with my siblings and father across the country – until the hunters found us again. That was how my family and I ended up in Snow Haven, Alaska. I saw a dragon shifter, Josiah Bazin, the second day after we moved to the area and I fell in love. The problem was that my father didn’t believe that vampires and shifters should be mates and tried to keep us apart. In spite of my father’s wishes, I continued to see my sexy shifter. When the hunters came to Snow Haven and attacked us, I was sure that I would never see my love again. Josiah Bazin was surprised to see me watching him as he shifted from his dragon form to human form. There was something about me that captured his attention right away. We formed a close, instant bond. I wanted to tell him my secret, but was afraid that he would turn away from me once he learned the truth. Then, one night, he followed me to the blood bank and learned that the woman he had been flirting with was a vampire. Josiah – Dragon shifter who captured my heart. Armand – Father who is determined to keep us apart. Vampire Hunters – determined to find and murder us. Josiah wasn’t sure whether he was ready for love. Yet he could not deny his feelings for me. Would the love of the man help save me and my family before it was too late? AmazonKU
I defied the rules when I fell in love with a shifter. But some rules should never be broken…I vowed not to fall for another wolf shifter after my abusive ex, then I fell hard for single father Cole and his son Noah. But just when I think I’ve put my traumatic past behind me, my ex, Wyatt, goes too far. He’s making outlandish claims that I’m harassing him and his vendetta against me involves a public smear campaign designed to bring me down. Cole is determined to protect me and those he loves any way he can—even if that means forming his own pack. When Wyatt’s actions turn sickeningly obsessive, I fear it’ll put Noah and Cole at risk again. And I’d rather leave town than to let that happen. I have to face the reality that I’m a human surrounded by wolves. Because if Cole chooses to become an alpha to protect us, it could mean the beginning of the end for our relationship. AmazonKU
n a world abandoned by the celestial guardians and left to suffer a tyrant king’s reign, all Astraea knows is safety in seclusion. With fragmented memories of only five years of her life, she’s determined to discover more about her past, even if that means fleeing the cruel arms that hold her safe from the wicked vampires rumored to roam the land. But when Astraea stumbles upon the mysterious Nyte, she soon realizes determination alone isn’t enough to guard her heart. He lingers like the darkness that expands between the stars, and soon she discovers her captor’s wicked means of control weren’t based on a lie to keep her under locks after all. In her desperation, Astraea accepts Nyte’s help before she can decide if she might have sold her allegiance to one of the bloodthirsty beings the people of her world fear. Once their bargain is struck, Astraea’s chance to escape comes in the form of accompanying her best friend Cassia to the King’s Central. There on royal territory it’s the centenary of the Libertatem, a succession of trials hosted by the king in which five human lands compete for a cycle of safety from the vampires seeking blood, claiming souls, and savaging after dark. So when tragedy strikes, Astraea must decide if taking the place of a murdered participant for the safety of her kingdom is a ruse is worth dying for, or if protection—and the answers to her past—really are her strongest desires. AmazonKU
I wake in a cage at the gilt market with no memory of my name. When the fae King of Storms and Feathers purchases me, I vow to escape his palace of dust and gold, reclaim my memories, and return to the home that haunts my visions—a city of ruins in the decaying forests of the human realm. In the meantime, I’ll pretend to be what King Arrowyn wants—an obedient green-eyed bird, chained and powerless, his for the taunting and taking. But when I escape and fall into viler clutches, Arrow hunts me down, determined to retrieve his disobedient, most valued possession. AmazonKU
Ben saw her for the first time dancing naked in the jungle, and he’s hooked from the beginning. Teri didn’t want to get stuck in an arranged marriage to some distant alpha that she heard came from a powerful and reckless clan. TERI – Teri was devastated to be forced in to a marriage. Being a female felt like a punishment daily. She knew the rules of the kingdoms, but dread filled her when she was told it was time. It was a savage rule to give her away, but she didn’t have a choice. Her mate was Ben, an egotistical jerk from what she heard. If the rumors were true, she had been given to a very dangerous shifter. He was from a dangerous, warring clan and as Alpha he ruled his people with an iron fist. Not to mention he was up in North Alaska, and she was pretty sure she was going to freeze to death. Why would her father set her up with such a beastly shifter? However, after meeting him, she had to wonder why the devil was so handsome. She got married to Ben with lots of fears, doubts, insecurities and questions in mind. Like, was she ever going to heal from all this? How she was going to stay with a total stranger, who had bad reputation? And how she was going to survive in extreme colds when she had been living in hottest regions all her life? But she had no idea this ruthless and savage alpha was in love with her the moment he saw her dancing in the jungle and he was going to do anything to keep her safe and win her heart. And she went from hating him, to needing him. AmazonKU
Fate. Destiny. The Gods. All of it now felt set against me. As I travelled back through time with nothing to guide me but my heart. But I was soon to discover that its wasn’t my heart that would betray me. It was the HellBeast’s heart that thought…I had betrayed him. Being lost in time was hard enough. But being lost in time while being hunted for revenge was even worse. A revenge that was never mine to receive. So, as I tumbled through the ages…I learned an important lesson. Sometimes…Time doesn’t heal all wounds after all. No, it just made them deeper. For a HellBeast King has not forgotten.
And soon I was to discover the true meaning Of a…HellBeast’s Hate. AmazonKU
All the dealing with wizards and fae and witches got me nowhere. I still don’t have my powers. I have no way to defend myself or my mates from the supers that seem to congregate toward me no matter where in the city I go. At least I have my harem. My mates would never let me down. But I’m independent, and I want my powers. Those damned witches are going to give them back no matter what I have to do to make that happen. Onyx knows something. She’s aloof and standoffish. We were becoming good friends, but she can’t look me in the eye anymore. It’s no secret she used to be a part of a gang of underworld paranormals who still operate in this city. And I think she knows something about my powers–where they came from. As if that wasn’t enough, the headmistress is also monitoring me. I haven’t been making it to class and the truth is, with fighting off all the supernatural beings who will be after me as soon as my powers are returned, I can see myself missing even more. If we don’t figure out how to make the constant attack stop, I’m going to be expelled. Or maybe dead. Urban Academy is the last thing on my mind. AmazonKU
Although a war is brewing in their world, Kobo and Sebastian can’t seem to find balance with each other being a part of NaKiyah’s life. They can’t stomach the idea of her loving them both, which fuels their hatred for one another. Jackulius, a Royal vampire, was stolen from his realm, Athai, by the witch who wants to end her world. All Jackulius wants is to return home and put everything that transpired in Surian behind him. That was the plan until his gaze set upon the beautiful NaKiyah. One taste of her set his entire soul ablaze. From that moment forth, he knew his fate would forever be intertwined with hers. As NaKiyah tries to navigate her ever growing powers, play peacemaker between Sebastian and Kobo, while figuring out her newfound feelings for Jackulius, on top of uncovering the witch’s identity, she becomes overwhelmed. NaKiyah’s frustrations soon get the best of her, resulting in unforeseen circumstances that will alter their lives for eternity. AmazonKU
After years of hard work, Victoria Branson’s bar is one of the hippest places to be in the city. All that’s missing is someone to share her life with. Too bad she has zero skills when it comes to love and dating. Until a mysterious, handsome stranger enters her bar and turns her life upside down. Victoria has never had a one-night stand before, but she might make an exception for Axton. Wolf alpha Axton Lupine is a busy man. Between running his pack and the New York offices of Blood Moon Agency, he doesn’t have time to think of the future. Love is just a complication, and he doesn’t even believe in it, anyway. When he lays eyes on the beautiful, fun-loving and delectable, Victoria, all that and any sense of control goes out the window. Meeting his mate wasn’t part of the plan, but he allows himself one single night with her. Fate has other plans. Soon, Victoria’s life and livelihood are threatened, and Axton has to face his greatest fear—losing everything he never dared to hope for. The wolf will stop at nothing to save his mate, and he might just start to believe in love along the way. AmazonKU
Ironside is more than a regular academy. It’s also the biggest reality TV show in the world … and a very elaborate, very luxurious prison. Their hallowed halls are ruled by the powerful Betas and the middling Omegas, with the plentiful Deltas as their main targets, but this year, the officials are stirring things up. Isobel Carter—the only rare Sigma to be accepted—is the first sign. But there are others. Many others. A sudden influx of precious Alphas will turn academy life, and Isobel’s life, upside down. She might be the lowest rung on the ladder, but in order to survive Ironside, where social media is king and consequences are deadly, she will need to make her mark. She will need to climb. This isn’t a game for the faint of heart, and those who rise should be prepared for a beautiful, brutal fall. Beware the pretty posers, because this social media game just got dangerous. AmazonKU
Taranis, the powerful King of Storms, bears the weight of restoring the fragile balance of magic between the worlds. It’s a shame his inner dragon has other priorities. With his dragon knights at his side, Taranis is determined to defeat the Fomorian mage and shatter his remaining spells. The last thing he expects is to encounter Quinn, a captivating human whose melodic voice reveals secrets she shouldn’t even know. Quinn thought her new job singing at Ritual was going to the perfect gig, right until she’s attacked by crazy mages and then kidnapped by a hot Fae King with a bad attitude. To make matters more confusing, she’s been dreaming of him and his dragons her entire life and has no idea why. There’s something about Quinn that’s drives Taranis’s inner beast crazy. The fact her dream magic is fixated on their enemies is only the beginning of his worries. The Fomorian mage wants to claim her as his mate, and Taranis isn’t inclined to give up Quinn now that he has her. Dragons don’t share their treasure, and Taranis will learn just how far he’ll go in order to keep her safe and make her his own. AmazonKU
Halloween’s gone to the ghouls…Necromancer and grim, I’m nearing the end of my year-long agreement with Soul Management Group and only have one noncompliant left on my list to harvest. Trinity is a powerful witch with more tricks up her broomstick than any soul I’ve encountered. Tracking her reveals she’s more than she seems—and yours truly is the missing piece in her master plan to bring down the veil between worlds and unleash hell on earth. Tick-tock, the race to Halloween is on. Even with vampires, shifters, ghouls, and Death himself as my allies, everything and everyone I love might end up in eternal torment. Who will win this cursed game of hers? Guess I’ll have to use my reaper magic one last time before I hang up my scythe and stop the end of the world.
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