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.
A WOMAN ON A MISSION . . .My name is Vesper Quill. I used to be a lowly lab rat, toiling away in obscurity developing brewmakers and other household appliances. But thanks to my seer magic and my own ingenuity, I’m now a Regal lady and the head of a successful corporation. My mission? To destroy the Techwave, the dangerous group that has stolen my designs and plans to weaponize them against the Imperium. But when my mission takes an unexpected turn, I’m once again surrounded by enemies and fighting for my life. Further complicating matters is Kyrion Caldaren, an arrogant Regal lord whose fate is bound to mine. Kyrion doesn’t realize the two of us still have an unwanted connection that puts us both in grave danger . . . or does he? A MAN SURROUNDED BY ENEMIES . . .My name is Kyrion Caldaren. As the leader of the Arrows, the Imperium’s elite fighting force, I’ve been tasked with tracking down and destroying the Techwave before they seize control of the Archipelago Galaxy. My other mission? Find a way to assassinate Lord Callus Holloway, the Imperium ruler who wants to take my psion power for his own. Holloway is also a threat to Vesper Quill, who haunts my thoughts, despite the broken bond and distance between us. When I realize Vesper is in danger, my priorities change, and I vow to use all my telepathic, telekinetic, and other abilities to help her. I will save Vesper from her enemies and mine—even if I have to burn down the whole bloody galaxy.
VS: An eagerly awaited autobuy for me!
StoneWater bears Pavel and Yakov Stepyrev have been a unit since birth, but now Pavel’s life is veering in a new direction, his heart held in the hands of Arwen Mercant, a Psy empath—and the only man who has ever brought Pavel to his knees. This is it. A point of irrevocable change. For Pavel . . . for Arwen . . . for Yakov . . . and for another pair of twins whose bond has a far darker history. A low-Gradient Psy, Theodora Marshall is considered worthless by everyone but her violently powerful twin, Pax. She is the sole person he trusts in their venomous family to investigate a hidden and terrible part of their family history—an unregistered rehabilitation Center established by their grandfather. Places of unimaginable pain designed to psychically wipe minds, leaving the victims shells of their former selves, the Centers are an ugly vestige of the Psy race’s Silent past. But this Center was worse. Far, far worse. And now Theo must uncover the awful truth—in the company of a scowling bear named Yakov, who isn’t about to take a Marshall at face value . . . especially a Marshall who has turned his dreams into chilling nightmares. Because Yakov is the great-grandson of a foreseer . . . and he has seen Theo die in an unstoppable surge of blood. Night after night after night.
Stella is a rising star in her intergalactic troupe. Focused on her blooming career, she never expected to be blindsided by one handsome alien, let alone two. Prince Zin and Chancellor Toras are determined to win their dazzling human over, even if they have to put their differences aside. The two sexy space hunks will do anything for Stella. Worship her, seduce her, charm her— and protect her from the mysterious poison spreading through the troupe. A fateful encounter leads to an unforgettable cosmic kiss that puts this trio in the spotlight of love. Will Stella, Zin, and Toras follow their hearts and shoot for the stars? AmazonKU
Sequel to PORTAL TO EDEN. Jacob Forrest is a genius who’s neither liked nor understood. That is until he meets Dr. Peter Fairfax and falls hopelessly in love. But Peter isn’t free, and Jacob takes a job three thousand miles away, nursing his broken heart. Then he learns the expedition to the planet Nibiru and the city of Eden will be headed up by Emma Bradley, Peter’s fiancée. On the assumption Peter will be going as well, Jacob does things he’d never thought he would, in order to get a position in the expedition. Only to learn, once he arrives on Nibiru that Peter isn’t there. In an effort to make the best of a bad situation, Jacob allows himself to become friends with Marine Sergeant Oskar Eriksen, only to be once again disappointed. But things in Eden aren’t going well, especially when other Terrans, who don’t have the planet’s best interests at heart, portal there. The original commanders of the expedition are sent back to Terra, and it’s left to Jacob and others to keep their city safe. But with the power of Terra behind those they call the unholy trio, can they manage it? And will Jacob ever be anyone’s good luck charm?
My eyes flutter open, I’m on a bed of furs in a cave. Not in my pod, not in stasis. The last memory I have is of the ship blowing apart as we hit the escape pods for safety. Then someone darkens the cave entrance. My heart pounds out of my chest when I see him, a giant monster standing inside the door of the cave looking at me. He’s huge, larger than anything I’d ever seen before. Thick muscles cover him under the brownish green skin, a pair of pants, thankfully, cover his middle, and the rest of him has leather straps holding various weapons and tools. He turns to me, his face skewing until he sees me, then he smiles! He’s a monster! Huge, what some may refer to as ugly, scary, but he’s smiling. A smiling monster can’t be that bad, can it? I’m about to find out. AmazonKU
will give up everything to make her MINE! OKSANA: Finding a half dead Leander in the middle of the forest was not on today’s agenda, but I can’t leave him there, the Death Mountains are filled with dangerous predators who will feast on his unconscious body.
When he returns to consciousness though, I soon find out that he is more dangerous than any predator imaginable and his first victim will be my heart. MYCCAEL: Becoming a Vissigroth has always been the greatest dream of mine, but when I lay eyes on her, everything pales and falls away. She is the ONE and only thing I will desire for the rest of my life. When Bramwyck takes her and my sister Thalia prisoner, he is about to find out that my wrath is not to be trifled with. No matter the size of the legion he sends against me, I will not rest until Oksana is back in my arms and Thalia is free. AmazonKU
Before Razz Jensen can do anything drastic to rescue Javi from prison on his home planet, General Queza arrives with a proposal from Arien — to take all the Ixellan exiles home. As the ship full of refugees leaves, Javi and Razz are reunited, until Queza offers training to the refugees to become a defence force for their community and Javi joins up. He regrets that when Razz becomes an instructor and tells Javi they need to cool it during the training. Meanwhile, Arien is continuing to cultivate allies, and juggle suitors. A powerful house proposes the solution to the problem of Arien not being able to produce and heir, Arien fears their fate is sealed and this is the end of any chance they can ever marry Tapuh and be happy. Razz is happy to heat things up again when Javi finishes his basic training. Queza makes the recruits the New Legion of Ixellan and wants them to fight for Arien, to regain the throne, leaving Javi feeling he and his people are being used by Arien. But Arien is shocked by the New Legion and disappointed to learn Javi has become part of Queza’s staff, fearing they’ve lost his friendship. That he’s fallen for Queza’s romantic ideas of glory. Only after Arien and Javi reunite do they understand that they are caught up in other people’s ambitions. Now they must take back control of their destinies and try to make a future where they can be with the people they love.
Latif – Omegas are meant to be kept like precious treasures. We are not meant to be strong all on our own. Thankfully, the humans are here to change things. Learning to fight and seeing the omega Devin able to hold his own against any alpha twice his size has lit a fire inside me. I don’t need an alpha to be free. And it just so happens that the human alpha Blaine understands that. He does not want to become my lifemate, my alpha, my everything… Perhaps that is why, I am doing everything I can to change his mind. Blaine – To say that I’m not a fan of Mukhana would be an understatement. Every time humans get involved with the nassa, it gets messy. But to be there for my friend, I’ll do what I must. What starts as research about the alphas and omegas, has turned into an obsession with one, in particular. Latif is bright-eyed, precocious, and determined to rebel with me. I know I should resist him. I know that we humans already have a bad track record of getting involved with the nassa but something about Latif draws out my carnal nature and I am powerless to resist him. Perhaps this is why omegas are usually kept away from alphas. AmazonKU
Who would fly across a galaxy pursuing love with aliens? 5 human women, that’s who!
One minute Eve is saying her goodbye’s to the 4 other women who crossed the galaxy with her to meet the alien men of their dreams in an intergalactic exchange programme.
The next minute, she’s crash landed on the planet where she was supposed to start her new life. Eve crashes right into the middle of a small war. Two alien land owners are fighting over a borderline and everywhere Eve looks is a bloodbath. Caught up in the middle of it with nowhere to run, Eve has to quickly get over her squeamish side and finds herself aiding the injured. Now the squabble has changed direction and both the landowners decide they want her for themselves, even though Eve protests she has been promised to another. It’s only when an alien appears from nowhere to act as diplomat does Eve feel safe, and he promises to get her to safety. So when he steals her away in the dead of the night and the landowners join forces to get her back, she finds herself in more trouble than when she first started, because she doesn’t know whether to trust this alien or whether he lied to claim her himself. AmazonKU
I’m done with Earth. The moon base has to be better. Famous last words…I need to get off of this cursed planet. I need a change—a drastic one. My wish comes true when I discover a job for LunaTek’s new moon base. This is my chance to start over and escape my past—like my stalker ex-boyfriend. Sure, so many things can go wrong. Shuttle malfunction. Biosphere systems failure. Yet, I never expected to end up in a human trafficking ring for aliens. Yes. Aliens. All the crazy conspiracy theorists aren’t so crazy. But I’m not going to let an abduction break me. I escaped my ex, and I will escape the slavers. However, my plan didn’t go as I had hoped. I end up on a ship with three intense warrior aliens who look like gorgeous Egyptian gods–all who I begin to crave. Except, they’re furious about a stowaway. I’m not out of trouble yet. AmazonKU Author’s Universal Link
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Sound good, put it on my TBR list.
It is the eve of Earth’s environmental collapse. A single ship carries humanity’s last hope: eighty elite graduates of a competitive program, who will give birth to a generation of children in deep space. But halfway to a distant but livable planet, a lethal bomb kills three of the crew and knocks The Phoenix off course. Asuka, the only surviving witness, is an immediate suspect. As the mystery unfolds on the ship, poignant flashbacks reveal how Asuka came to be picked for the mission. Despite struggling through training back on Earth, she was chosen to represent Japan, a country she only partly knows as a half-Japanese girl raised in America. But estranged from her mother back home, The Phoenix is all she has left. With the crew turning on each other, Asuka is determined to find the culprit before they all lose faith in the mission—or worse, the bomber strikes again.
Two battered souls now bound as fiercely as the stars, defying the darkness that sought to extinguish our light. After endless days trapped in this cage, freedom seemed like a distant dream—until the wounded Vinduthi was thrown into my cell at the brink of death. Still, the will to fight smoldered through him. And when I asked him to give me a claiming mark to shield me from the designs of our captors, that spark ignited into a blaze that threatened to consume us both. Yet his stoic nature leaves me wondering… is the passion I see flickering in his eyes only a reflection of the yearning in my own heart?
Does the passion I see flickering in his eyes only reflect the yearning in my own heart? AmazonKU
She was lost, until he found her. For years, Shuria was a monster, the ultimate assassin created as a result of countless painful experiments. At the end of the war, she finds refuge on the Kryptid homeworld as an advisor to the Queen. But even here, she doesn’t belong. When the Vanguard comes to warn them of an impending invasion by the Coalition rebels, Shuria’s life takes on an unexpected turn as she reconnects with Rogue. He is everything any female could dream of. But how can he truly want someone as broken as her, especially after all the terrible things she has done? When he embarks on this latest mission, Rogue only aims to put his scientific knowledge and combat skills to the defense of their former enemies turned allies. Instead, his mating glands awaken for the most unlikely female. After all those years knowing Shuria, why now? Are they truly soulmates or is his sudden physiological response to her a glitch? AmazonKU
VS Note: from JUNE 22.
When the city sized alien ships slipped silently into view in the skies above all four of the U.S. major space ports, time stood still, everyone held their breath ….It was no invasion, though. The Terricians were seeking retribution for our attack upon their home world. Johanna Saulk, quite possibly, had more to fear than most and yet she found herself drawn to the commander of the alien fleet–Zoric l’Baid and his second in command, Teagan Lamott.
Perfect for fans of f/f romance and feel-good sci-fi, this cozy space opera follows two women whose lives change after they cross paths in one of the galaxy’s most notorious places. After living only on planets, including the desolate war-torn world of her youth, Dr. Cori Nova is eager to begin a new life and career in space. Victory Station doesn’t have the best reputation, but she couldn’t be more excited to be there. On her first shift at the clinic, she meets Aster, a well-traveled woman with fascinating tattoos . . . who quickly turns out to be Cori’s most frequently injured patient. Spaceborn and adventurous, Aster Moss has been station-hopping for years, until she got stuck with a colossal load of debt. She’s working it off by engaging in one of the most dangerous (and taboo) occupations in the galaxy, so she needs to be patched up pretty often. Stuck on dull, grimy Victory, Aster’s appointments with Dr. Nova become the single bright spot in her life. But the friendly doctor has a much more complicated past than Aster realizes, and in each other, they’ll discover a powerful connection like neither has ever known—and a love worth fighting for. AmazonKU
The deadliest contract killer in the galaxy meets the one foe he can’t beat…His secret daughter. Against all odds, a human waitress in some run down diner turns out to be my fated mate. To us Kaleidians, that’s a big deal. But it’s still a distraction – one I never wanted. Then I realize she’s also the love I needed. I’m ready to call it quits as a mercenary and give Gemma the life she always dreamed of, perfect house included. Until I come back from one last job to find out Gemma died in a tragic accident while I was gone. Devastated, I throw myself into my work and become more brutal than ever. But no matter how many I kill, it won’t bring back the one person I need to save my damaged soul. And then one day, seven years later, I spot a little girl who looks just like Gemma. Is she somehow still alive after all? Does she have a daughter? Do I? AmazonKU
The humans have taken everything from me. Even my honorable death in battle has been robbed from me. They woke me from my eternal slumber. They keep me in chains. They will pay for their crimes. Except for the tiny female human scientist who visits me when no one’s around. Whenever I catch her scent, my heart goes crazy. Raw, primal need floods my veins. Everything about her is perfect. She gives me the strength to break free, take my revenge on these humans…And claim her as mine. AmazonKU
She’s a fiery young woman with a fertile imagination. But could the amorous alien in her dreams be real? Ellie adores her imaginary lover. He doesn’t just make her skin tingle with a mere touch, he punishes and pleasures her as he sees fit. Though he exists only while she sleeps, she thinks about him all the time. He’s strong and strict, yet so seductive, and the wicked things he does to her…!Valodar has been seeking a mate. Now he’s found her. For months he has teased and tantalized her, and made her subject to his firm discipline. Now the time has come to truly make her his…! But even as he sets his plans into motion a dark threat from another world looms. Will he be able to keep the defiant young woman in check while fighting back the nefarious forces about to descend on Earth? AmazonKU
She was matched to another Mosaic but claimed by the Med Chief. Briana Willis reluctantly accepts her proxy match with a Mosaic commander, but when she reports to MedBay for her genetic modification injection, the Med Chief insists she’s his mate. She seizes the opportunity as a way to escape both matings, planning to ditch the chief later, but she forms an unexpected connection with Quillin. Could his insistence of a Mating Flare be real, and she’s his destined mate? Once she accepts the truth and his claiming, they still have to convince the Faction, which is difficult since they’re wanted fugitives. Can they enact change to years of tradition, or will their bond be permanently severed by Quillin’s forced participation in a blood fight when Commander Zartik demands revenge? Seven years ago, the Faction agreed to save Earth from the vorathan invasion in exchange for Earth women giving them one year of proxy rights to act as a surrogate, since the aliens of the Faction faced a dwindling population. With the vorathans feared throughout the galaxy as bloodthirsty, vicious marauders, the Earth’s government agreed. That doesn’t mean the women did. AmazonKU
One night of passion doesn’t mean that he owns me. But this caveman strongly disagrees. It shouldn’t be this easy to kidnap an Earth girl. But here I am, tied down on a boat with my caveman abductor, going down rapids and away from my friends. I guess I should be more alert for strange underwater shadows on a prehistoric planet where dinosaurs roam around. I don’t need to ask what he’s planning. His loincloth can’t hide his excitement. I’m feeling the effect, too. Because this isn’t the first time I meet Karet’ox. We shared a wordless night of passion a while back. But now he thinks that means I am his mate. Umm, no. He’s a spectacular specimen of a male, and he’s as strong as a dozen velociraptors. But he mostly communicates in grunts and one-syllable commands. And he’s so possessive, it’s getting scary. If he doesn’t lighten up, I’ll jump ship and he will never know that I’m already pregnant by him. AmazonKU
A perfect being who is not human…Set free upon the death of his maker, Adamis begins a life he has never imagined nor trained for. Stunningly handsome and nearly impossible to detect as an android by the human eye, he has been told to stay away from any medical facility and never to submit to bloodwork or DNA testing so that his secret will remain safe. Armed with his maker’s research notes and special unpatented enhancements he has yet learned to use, he sets upon a journey of self-discovery and learning, growing into the near-perfect being he was intended to be. On Day One of his new life he is presented a problem. He rescues a human woman left for dead. “You want her? Here, I give her to you!” her abuser tells him. How will he reconcile his own freedom with this new wrinkle—being given a human woman to own? And what happens next as he begins to heal her, when she falls in love with him? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Baltasar – It’s time for me to start pulling my weight in the Suarez clan—to prove I’m worth more than the plays I make on the field or the dirt I dig up on rival families. I want to make Wolfy proud. And not get unalived by Simon. So I volunteered what I had to offer, knowing my infamous genes could be used for uniting two powerful clans in marriage. After all, I’m the only not-gay one in my family, so that alone should entice the super-babes looking to get busy with baby-making. I mean, as long as they don’t ask me to do math or anything. But the last supe I expected Wolfy to match me with was the ice queen hero herself, Dahlia Salah. She’s not bad, but her brother is my former Deathball rival, and the only one on the planet who can make me Hulk out with a single snarky word. All I have to do is keep my eye on the prize and ignore this weird tension between Zion and me. I’ve totally got this. Zion – I never would have guessed Baltasar Suarez would be the man to lock down my sister. But shady business deals are what make our world go ‘round, and Dahlia sealed her fate when she went up against the leaders of his clan—as if she were destined for our legendary throne instead of me. Not that I’ve been interested in wearing the crown. Not after everything that happened…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Drunk college coeds don’t always make the best decisions, but Freddie never expected her stumble into the bathroom at a music festival would land her in space. It’s not a laughing matter. Getting drunk and peeing in the wrong place. It happens to others. Right? The situation isn’t so bad, at least for Freddie, since the massive, horned, sexy, iridescent-blue loner alien, whose ship she was accidentally transferred into, isn’t so bad either. The problem is, however, that once she ended up in space, there was no way for her to get back to Earth. Traveling to Earth violates intergalactic laws, so most aliens avoid breaking them. Just because Aevo won’t travel to Earth doesn’t mean other aliens won’t, however. After all, she did stumble into a parked spacecraft. Despite the fact that it is illegal, there are some who are willing to violate the law because what they do with the humans they steal is worth the risk. The intergalactic flesh trade. While Freddie lives free, other human women are held in cages, and it’s something she realizes she cannot live with. She wants to free them, if only she and Aevo can find a way to do it. AmazonKU
Between vines, trees, and looming beasts waiting to make me their dinner, will someone protect me? I’m a woman among these huge green aliens, stranded on a green planet with no hope of a rescue team saving me. These aliens are intelligent, strong, and more than a little intriguing. The only issue? I can’t understand a word they’re saying. Zegaet, the one who found me in the forest is tough, and protective, and I can’t help but notice his bulging muscles. I don’t understand why he keeps giving me food, fending danger away from me, and housing me in his place. But still, his soothing voice and his comforting strong arms grounds me and pull my heart to him. Perhaps we can communicate without being able to speak to each other? Or perhaps I’m just unfit for this alien world. Do I go back to where I belong, or do I listen to my body, which wants nothing more than to be his? AmazonKU
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VS: This week I’m highlighting JAMOKAN from my backlist, since this is the book where NARIO, the hero of my most recent novel, first appeared as a supporting character. I had a lot of fun figuring Jamokan out and what he needed in his own character arc in this book, as well as giving him the most unexpected fated mate I could come up with (yet who still makes sense as the right woman for him).
Badari Alpha Jamokan and his pack are growing discontented in the sanctuary valley, tired of coming in second place to the pushy new South Seas pack when it comes to assignments and everything else. On top of the discord within his pack, Jamokan is distracted by the search for the right woman to be a proper Alpha’s mate to partner with him in combat and in everyday life. Even the Badari goddess is warning him in visions that he and his pack are on the wrong path for a happy future. In desperation, he receives permission to take his entire pack north to the mountains for a two week hunting expedition, where he hopes to use the time and rugged surroundings to settle the soldiers down and restore order and discipline.
And figure out his own future.
When his men unexpectedly locate a hidden Khagrish lab, he goes to investigate and see if there are humans to be rescued. Little does he suspect he’ll be called upon to break one of the highest commandments of the Badari packs and bring a new disaster to those who look to him for leadership.
Before she became a Khagrish prisoner, Rosemari Parcher was a hydroponics technician on a gritty colony world, who unexpectedly won a planetwide contest. Tapped to receive her heart’s desire and move to a totally different life in the luxurious Inner Sectors, her life had become a happy dream. Kidnapped in space by enemy aliens and given to the Khagrish, she and other humans are the unwilling subjects of a bizarre medical experiment where a quick death seems to be her only hope. Rescued by Jamokan and his pack, she finds herself deeply attracted to the Alpha but the devious Khagrish aren’t through with Rosemari or the experiment.
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Midlife isn’t for the weak. All Marion Matched wanted to do when she moved to Premonition Pointe was open her matchmaking business and start to relax a little, take morning walks on the beach, and maybe find a hobby or two. Now she’s busier than ever, running a successful business and working with her sister for the Magical Task Force, fighting off evil forces. Marion is just about to head off for a much-earned vacation with her boyfriend Jax, when she gets the call that a string of men who’ve used her service have been poisoned. And the main suspect is her newest client, the owner of Groveland Farms. With her reputation and business on the line, Marion, and her sister Charlotte, are now on the hunt to find the real perpetrator before they both lose everything they’ve worked so hard for. AmazonKU
I’m the cause of a war between two brothers… two dragon princes. The king is dead. He was the one person who could’ve protected my fated mate, the true heir to the throne.
As a result, Thorn and I are being hunted as we scramble to find a way to survive this war. Even with our allies, our numbers are small… not great enough to fight the prince who is desperate to claim the crown. But my mate and I will forever be in danger unless we eliminate the threat. And the safety of our people hinges on us taking the throne. We must sacrifice everything just for the chance at a better future… even if it means sacrificing ourselves. AmazonKU
What’s a butch to do? Ignore everything she believes or listen to her heart? Shelly is a straight-talking gardener who doesn’t believe in anything she can’t see. Give her a square patch of earth, and she’ll bring it to life. Hand over a power drill, and Shelly can knock together a fancy bedroom in under a day. Physical tasks are easy. If only people were as straightforward! The problems arise when she begins work on a garden near the sea. The owner insists the property has a water issue and demands an excavation of the area. Shelly digs deep, but the ground is dry as sand. In frustration, she talks to the flowers. A sweet voice answers from inside an old lamp. It’s a beautiful Jinni who badly needs the help of a buff woman. Shelly insists the voice is nothing but her own subconscious playing tricks. After all, it’s been a year since her last relationship. Everyone gets lonely. Right? Kind, loving Jinni. The unluckiest of magical spirits with a history of choosing the wrong mistress. All she’s ever wanted is the love of a strong woman exactly like Shelly. Can Shelly find the strength to believe what’s in front of her nose and make them both happy?
What do you get when a domineering soldier, a protective stalker, an obsessive psychopath, and a snarky tech wizard clash with a quirky, socially inept assassin? The perfect mission! Mercenaries have taken over a small town, and it’s my job to stop them by whatever means necessary. Trained as a killer my whole life, I don’t know how to deal with the living. I prefer working alone, lurking in the shadows as I stalk my prey. My solitary existence comes crashing down when I’m ordered to join forces with four very sexy, infuriating men to complete my assignment. I work with machines and logic rather than people for a reason. I’d rather kill a person than try to decipher their emotions. Feelings are a weakness, but Bast, River, Gage, and Pierce are determined to prove otherwise, and they just might succeed…if I don’t end up murdering the overprotective idiots first. Things get complicated when they realize I’m not there to help them bring the mercenaries to justice, but an assassin sent to eliminate the problem. I’ve never failed a mission, and I’m not going to start now. The guys keep hinting that there’s more to life than the next kill. I just have to make sure they survive long enough to prove it, or I risk losing myself to the darkness forever. AmazonKU
VS Note: there’s not a real blurb for this book at the time this post is being written so here’s a snippet from the blurb for book one and then a comment on book two from the author:
Battle Mage or Magical Engineer? Like that was even a real question. Battle Mage. Obviously. Magical Engineers live quiet, boring lives. I crave excitement. And as an agent for the Arcane Mage Intelligence Agency, That’s exactly what I get. Re book two: “This book is the first book in a spinoff series of the Arcane Mage Series. It takes place midway through Ecstatic (book 5 in the Arcane Mage series). While this book can be read separately, please be warned that for a better experience, I fully recommend you read Charisma’s story first. This book is a paranormal reverse harem story with slow build, where the heroine doesn’t have to pick among her romantic interests. It has a strong female character as lead, lots of cursing, violence, magic, and sexual content. Because of that, it’s not recommended for readers below the age of 18.*” AmazonKU AB
Evanthia waited patiently, year after year, for the fall of the Seven Veils. When the house crumbles, she seizes her moment and runs, promising herself never to fall back into the grip of Birsha and his twisted pleasures. No more cages. No more kings. No more monsters. If only she could survive without the latter. AmazonKU
Ryland is close to the end of his apprenticeship with Henry to be an apothecary. Once qualified, he sees the job as a way to be free and independent of his father. Jabez is a cold and aloof man that Ryland cannot bring himself to like. When his will is thwarted, Jabez takes his revenge, and Ryland is saved from a brutal beating by his Luck Dragon, and his best friend Ballard. Not only does Ryland want to break his mother free of his father’s hold, but also long-suppressed memories. To do so, he and his friends return to Ryland’s family home in Wales. Finally he’s able to break the spell that’s kept him and his soulmate Shiloh apart. But they still need to face Jabez, and something darker and infinitely more evil, if they are to remain together.
I’m working with my ex to save my daughter. He’s using his magic to get me back. The god of chaos is tired of my interference and orders his minions to kill me, but his plan fails and my daughter is abducted. I am forced to work with Caton and the council to find Rereck’s stronghold and save Mina, while Caton makes various attempts to get me back into his bed. I’m sure his motives are political due to my business partnership with the most powerful demon alive. But in our efforts to find Mina, we discover a lost temple that once housed an artifact that Rereck can use to return. Do I destroy the temple and risk losing my daughter or cave to Rereck’s demands and lose the world? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not PNR for the most part but there is a PNR story from Lia Davis. And I love anthologies and like to support them!
Be swept away to enchanting tropical locales in these thirteen love stories filled with sweet romance. Travel from 1904 to the present as couples find their happily ever after in romantic locales like Miami, the Caribbean, and a romantic Island Kingdom. Escape for an hour—or a day—to worlds where love, action, adventure, humor, and warmth combine in classic tales of enemies becoming lovers, marriages of convenience turning into more, and second chances proving it’s never too late for love.
I’m teaching a gorgeous elf how to fit in with humans and now I’m falling in love.
With thirty-six looming on my horizon, I’m determined to have a child. I don’t need romance. I don’t need love. And I definitely don’t need a happily ever after. When my friend talks me into attending an elf ball at an estate in Monsterville, promising I’ll find a guy there who’ll give me what I’m seeking, I agree to go with her. I’m barely there when I fall into the arms of the most gorgeous elf I’ve ever seen, Tylik. He’s the LOTR elf of my dreams, so it’s a good thing I’ve sworn off romance. Tylik needs someone to teach him how to fit in with human society. I need a bundle of joy. We’ll help each other, then end things with no looking back. But between teaching Tylik how to drive and showing him that ice cream is amazing, I fall in love. What if he doesn’t feel the same? AmazonKU
Ian McDonell expected to return home to Florida after his internship in Alaska ended. But a lifesaving moment changed all that. He didn’t know that the man who saved him from a bear attack in broad daylight was a vampire. Or that he would fall in love with him. James Raven is alone. In fact, he is more than alone. He is lonely. He thought he would never find someone after decades of longing. But an attempted theft of his dead father’s diary throws James and Ian, a human he saved from a bear mauling, into each other’s paths. Vampires and humans are not supposed to live with each other, and humans aren’t supposed to know that vampires exist in the daylight, living amongst humans. But James’s attraction to Ian is undeniable. Can their attraction to each other be enough to forge a life together?
I’ve been hired to protect the weregator community, just outside Misty Hollow, from whatever is living in the swamp—something that continues to claim lives. Why would a group of machismo gators need the protection of a woman like me? Easy—I’m a gorgon, and with my stare that can turn any creature into stone, I’m basically at the top of the supernatural food chain. But when six more weregator youth go missing, we all realize there’s something inside the swamp that’s bigger than all of us. In fear for our lives, we must seek solace inside the protected perimeter of Misty Hollow. But seeking that protection means asking the mayor, Alistair Beaumont, for help. And that’s not easy because Beaumont essentially stole the land Misty Hollow sits on, and the weregators still haven’t gotten over it. When we’re denied entrance to Misty Hollow, I decide to take up the case personally and make it my own mission to approach Beaumont. What I’m not counting on, however, is the sudden attraction I feel toward the scoundrel. Nor the way he reacts to me. While my hormones are certainly reacting to the vampire, I’m also reasonably sure that Alistair Beaumont isn’t all he seems—and, more particularly, that he’s hiding something. Something big. Good thing for me that I’m just the type of woman who likes to solve mysteries because this is one mystery that affects us all. AmazonKU
Do you have any idea how hard it is to get some alone time to just read a book? I’ve been too busy dealing with vampires, gods, and supernatural B.S. running amok on the Vegas Strip. But I’m no stranger to duty or kicking ass. That’s the reason I’m the keeper of an ancient fae weapon known as the Blade of Bane. I’ve been summoned by the god of the dead to wield it against the beast he keeps in his basement. But nothing has prepared me for the danger I’m about to meet. While I’ve been in constant physical danger, I can’t remember the last time my heart was at risk. AmazonKU
Can East meet West in this comedic tale of romance, mishaps, and a Demon in love with a Christmas Elf? Medjed, warrior of Osiris, half-God, Demon soldier, and rocker of the coolest hieroglyph ever—if his new blood brothers’ mates were to be believed—has been unleashed on the modern world! Walking the Earth without purpose spells trouble for Medjed and his newfound friends in the Wyvern Protection Unit. The answer to this problem? Send the Ancient Egyptian deity to the North Pole! His mission was simple. Just do a little recon for his new bosses far away from the WPU base. What could go wrong? Turns out, a couple of things, actually. Like getting stuck in a blizzard with a snarky female, who turns out to be a Christmas Elf named Candy Kane. Medjed doesn’t understand the sudden pull towards the strangely garbed woman, but everything in him demands he claim her as his own. It’s a holiday tale like no other with an appearance from the big guy himself—that’s right, Santa Claus. Only, the Egyptian demigod takes issue with some of Santa’s more nefarious practices. Seriously, what was up with the whole “he sees you when you’re sleeping” thing, anyway? But back to the story— Will Medjed claim his mate before midnight on Christmas Eve or will she disappear until Santa’s magical village returns for the holidays next year?
In a world without law, love is the deadliest sin. Elijah – He kidnapped me for vengeance against my pack. The pack I tried to run away from. Now, I’ve gone from one prison to another. My captor is ruthless, deadly, and he won’t stop at nothing until he avenges the death of his son. He’ll kill, torture, and do everything to hunt my pack into extinction.
Except for me. He’s saving me for last. I wish I could sprout wings and fly away from this dark and violent world. But I can’t help but be drawn to the fire that rages within Nolan, like Icarus flying to close to the sun, will he burn my wings? I can’t lose myself to him, he’s my bitter enemy and my dead mate’s father. He can’t know I carry his grandchild, and that I’m the one responsible for his son’s death. Nolan – I swore to never rest until the pack who murdered my son pays in blood! When I discover my son’s secret affair with the omega of a rival pack, I fear I may have found the one who set my son up to be killed. I’ll make him pay, just like all the others. I’ll kill his entire family before I send him straight to hell. And yet, something in his eyes tells me he is an innocent, perhaps the last piece of my son that I have left in this world. I took him to make him fall into despair, but the closer I get to him it becomes just as likely that the one who falls is me. He makes me yearn for things I can’t name – but to claim him would betray my son’s memory. AmazonKU
Harlow thought winning the Full Moon Games for the Alpha A-hole of the Year’s hand in marriage was her biggest problem. But it turns out she’s not the everyday ho-hum human she thought she was. The strange power inside her has a mind of its own, and it seems to be as explosive as a bomb. A bomb that Alpha A-hole and his dad want for themselves. Harlow has to escape the Alpha before he forces a bond and steals the power that even she doesn’t understand. If only she could harness it enough to use it against them. In some ways, it’s almost as if the Full Moon Games never truly ended. They’ve just taken on a whole new, hellish form. Who will come out victorious? And who will end up dead?
There’s nothing more dangerous than a mama bear…Only days ago, Stacy Moraine and her three young boys’ arrival at Timberwolf Lodge involved a near disaster in a flooded river. This week’s agenda? Learn the ins and outs of the huge kitchen Stacy needs to run at the Lodge, deal with mouthy teenage pack members with control issues, and not drool over the deliciously dangerous Delaney Vezina, the local pack Enforcer, whose goal in life seems to be to strip naked and show off his perfect… everything anytime Stacy is near. Switching from Alpha to Enforcer for the Jasper pack was the right thing to do, and Del’s had a lifetime of experience in doing what’s right, even if it’s currently killing him. Like not pushing Stacy too fast, even though he knows they’re fated mates. Having her boys in the picture only makes him want to accelerate the timing even more. He wants her, and them, to be his. But first, he needs to eliminate the dangers from her past that threaten their future. Because something’s not right in the pack. There’s going to be a showdown between one very protective mama and anyone who thinks they can pull a fast one on her. Del’s more than willing to hold her cape as long as they’re standing together in the end.
You can’t take the willing…His chains are what I long for. Those powerful arms are what I crave. Only the most brutal orc warrior is strong enough for my love…When he first stumbles on my camp, the Elders of my tribe are frightened. They should be. Orcs have ravaged our world. But I’m excited. He’s an animal. A brute that could kill my entire tribe. But the most shameful thing of all? If after all that carnage, he took me away as his.…I’d refuse to ever be let go. AmazonKU
Asilo Pack lives in the shadows protecting those without a voice. The memories of my life before Asilo were always flowing just below the surface, looking for a weak spot to break through. All the work I’d done with Asilo to heal had helped immensely, but healing doesn’t make my past go away, it just makes my future brighter. Or at least it had been, until the dreams of that night began resurfacing. The messed up part was that it wasn’t even the assault that cut so deep the wound would never heal, it was watching the one person I thought would always be on my side choosing my abuser over me. And now Steelwick needs me, needs my ability to infiltrate my old leap. I’ll need to brush aside my past to accomplish my mission. I can do that. I have no choice. But will I be able to come out the other side the omega I’ve worked so hard to become or will I be twice as broken as I was when I broke free the first time? His Damaged Mate is a second chance sweet with knotty heat M/M Mpreg Shifter Romance AmazonKU
Macsen – Trust funds don’t come with a lot of trust for others. I live alone, the last of my pride. In the past, I’ve been taken advantage of by people who were after my money. But when I see Jett, my tiger wants to take the chance, even if that means having my heart broken all over again. After all, I’ve kept my money a secret here, so if he likes me, won’t it be for me? Almost everyone is fearful when they find out what I am. I can see the terror in their eyes. So, I don’t make a point of it, not that it’s that easy to hide from other shifters. I work as a host at Table for Two, a local restaurant, to keep from becoming a total hermit, but keeping my private life private doesn’t keep me from being lonely. I just don’t see a way out. Jett – I would rather pour my soul into making one good bottle of wine than to have one second of the life my family had planned for me. So I left them all behind. I have found a home, right outside Oliver Creek, growing my grapes and determined to make the very best wine I can. Oliver Creek is amazing but I crave to share my life with. Someone I can choose myself, even if I don’t dare to dream of a true fated mate. The host at Table for Two checks all my boxes except one. As a half-full kind of guy, I’ve found a place where I can live in the sunshine and smile every day. But this predator is not very friendly and doesn’t respond to my smiles or gestures. Maybe I should walk away…or maybe my sunshine is just what this grumpy tiger needs. AmazonKU
Silas – My gardens are my life. I design and create them. When my wolf needs to run, there’s plenty of space around Scrim Hall. The rest of the time, my life is semi-normal. At least it was until my landscape supplier retired and his granddaughter took over the business. I can’t stay away from the fiery goddess. Now that I have her scent, my beast wants more, and I can’t deny the wolf. Lucinda – I’ve never met a man as ferocious or as attractive as Silas Dimitri. My brain says run. My heart says he’d catch me—and I’d like it. I’m only supposed to deliver plants to the mysterious mansion in the woods, but arriving at Scrim Hall is like falling into the rabbit hole. However, my wonderland is filled with pleasures beyond the imagination, and I don’t think I want to go home. AmazonKU
VS Note: From JUNE 29. Listed in Erotica.
Gwen and Madoc are a modern minotaur couple who have spent their professional careers sifting through the past. When a job opportunity prompts them to move to Cambric Creek, it’s a chance to make living in the present — and planning for their future — a priority. The Minoan Bride is a dual-narrative trip into the Cambric Creek universe’s minotaur origin story. As they move around the relics of the labyrinth, Gwen realizes the story is a mirror to her present circumstances. No matter how much the world changes, some things — living, and loving, and dying — always stay the same. AmazonKU
Morning Glory Milking Farm was just another quick tug – machine operated facility, no different from all the rest. Sure, they had big pharma money and special hands-on amenities the other milking joints couldn’t boast, but at the end of the day it was the same old story — cash he didn’t actually need in the bank, all for doing what he would have done for free anyway. Get in, get out, get on with his day. At least, that’s what he thought. Rourke doesn’t know why he’s so drawn to a particular milking tech . . . he doesn’t know anything about her, after all. Not what she looks like without a mask concealing her face, not even her name. He only knows he can’t stay away. He wasn’t looking for love, but it managed to find him in most unlikely of places, and now he’s determined to prove that you can teach an old bull new tricks. Fall in love all over again with Violet & Rourke’s romance . . . from the other side of the milking table. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
The year is 1328 and Bruges is under siege by the Chatelaine of Hell and her army of chimeras – —creatures forged in the deep fires of the Hellbeast. At night, revenants crawl over the walls and bring plague and grief to this city of widows. Margriet de Vos learns she’s a widow herself when her good-for-nothing husband comes home dead from the war. But he didn’t come back for her. The revenant who was her husband pulls a secret treasure of coins and weapons from under his floorboards and goes back through the mouth of the beast called Hell. Margriet killed her first soldier when she was eleven. She’s buried six of her seven children. She’ll do anything for her daughter, even if it means raiding Hell itself to get her inheritance back. Margriet’s daughter Beatrix is haunted by a dead husband of her own, and blessed, or cursed, with an enchanted distaff that allows her to control the revenants and see the future. Together with a transgender man-at-arms who has unfinished business with the Chatelaine, a traumatised widow with a giant water-powered forgehammer at her disposal, and a wealthy alderman’s wife who escapes Bruges with her children, Margriet and Beatrix forge a raiding party the likes of which Hell has never seen.
I owe him. He saved me, even when his kind destroyed my family. Joanna: When orcs invaded our village, everything changed. The newly self-appointed mayor chose me as his wife—no matter what my choice had been. Living taxes were imposed—if you want to live, you pay. My new husband pays the tax for both of us, and it keeps me working wage-free in his eatery for my room and board. But then comes the day when everyone else in our town hides because the orcs return for us. Latsil: My scars aren’t the honorable sort among our people. Mine were forged by capture when my mate sold me to another clan. I returned home upon her death, broken hearted and in denial that she was one who’d betrayed me. But part of me knows the truth and for that reason, I’ll never re-mate. A decision that’s challenged when I save a beautiful female from the clan who once imprisoned me. A female who’s left her human husband and—like me—is determined never to mate again. AmazonKU
Michael Mace, head of security at a top-secret research facility, opens his eyes in a makeshift morgue twenty-four hours following an event in which everyone perished—including him and his best friend, Shelby Shrewsberry. Having awakened with an extraordinary ability unlike anything he—or anyone else—has ever imagined, Michael is capable of being as elusive as a ghost. He sets out to honor his late friend by helping Nina Dozier and her son, John, whom Shelby greatly admired. Although what Michael does for Nina is life changing, his actions also evoke the wrath of John’s father, a member of one of the most violent street gangs in Los Angeles. But an even greater threat is descending: the Internal Security Agency’s most vicious assassin, Durand Calaphas. Calaphas will stop at nothing to get his man. If Michael dies twice, he will not live a third time. From the tarnished glamour of Beverly Hills to the streets of South Central to a walled estate in Rancho Santa Fe, only Michael can protect Nina and John—and ensure that light survives in a rapidly darkening world.
Common enemies make for strange friends . . .Avatar Yangchen has succeeded in bringing a measure of stability to Bin-Er, but her successes have been limited to a single city, and rumors concerning Unanimity—a weapon capable of total obliteration—have led to increasing tensions among the Four Nations. Desperate to restore diplomacy, Yangchen attempts to de-escalate hostilities between heads of state. But in the wake of a brutal assassination and the freeing of Unanimity, Yangchen is forced to bring Kavik—the trusted former companion whose betrayal crushed her—back into her fold. As the Four Nations teeter on the brink of conflict and she begins to unravel the power-hungry Zongdu Chaisee’s true agenda, Yangchen is forced to measure the worth of humanity, and how much can be sacrificed in the name of balance. This taut and provocative fourth installment in the Chronicles of the Avatar series follows Avatar Yangchen as she charts the course of her legacy, finally making peace with her choices and facing Avatarhood with the courage it demands.
Max has lost the ability to trust himself, can Hugo help him win it back? With his ability to predict the weather becoming worse by the day, weather witch Max is struggling to get anyone to listen to him, even his sister. Hugo knows that he shouldn’t get involved with newcomers at Purple Oasis, especially one who says he might not even stay. But then again, Hugo has never been one for doing what he’s supposed to. When Max manages to predict an on-coming storm that could destroy life at the Oasis as they know it, he realises that he has to get someone to listen to his warning. And Hugo might be his only hope. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories endure. This is Garreth’s. Garreth Left is heir to one of Kithamar’s most prominent merchant families. The path of his life was paved long before he was born. Learn the family trade, marry to secure wealthy in-laws, and inherit the business when the time is right. But to Garreth, a life chosen for him is no life at all. In one night, a chance meeting with an enigmatic stranger changes everything. He falls in love with a woman whose name he doesn’t even know, and he will do anything to find her again. His search leads him down corridors and alleys that are best left unexplored, where ancient gods hide in the shadows, and every deal made has a dangerous edge. The path that Garreth chooses will change the course of not only those he loves, but the entire future of Kithamar’s citizens. In Kithamar, every story matters — and the fate of the city is woven from them all.
Prince Jean-Marc Charming Arundel, known to friends and enemies alike as “Prince Charming,” is handsome, well-mannered, brave, a peerless swordsman, a cunning tactician – and a liar, a con man and a fraud. For years he has been travelling from one kingdom to the next, rescuing endangered princesses and maidens, securing their troths and his place in their fathers’ palaces, then looting their treasuries and having it away before dawn. Until a chance meeting of three of his victims – raven-haired Marie Blanche de Neige, the sorceress Doctor Emilia Rapunzel and the long-slumbering Bella Lucia dei’ Sogni – suggests a course of revenge.
A fugitive queen strikes a bargain with her greatest enemy and becomes embroiled in a complex game that could resurrect her scorched kingdom or leave it in ashes forever in this unmissable Egyptian-inspired epic fantasy debut. Ten years ago, the kingdom of Jasad burned. Its magic was outlawed. Its royal family murdered. At least, that’s what Sylvia wants people to believe. The Heir of Jasad escaped the massacre, and she intends to stay hidden, especially from the armies of Nizahl that continue to hunt her people. But a moment of anger changes everything. When Arin, the Nizahl Heir, tracks a group of Jasadi rebels to her village, Sylvia accidentally reveals her magic—and captures his attention. Now Sylvia’s forced to make a deal with her greatest enemy: Help him hunt the rebels in exchange for her life. A deadly game begins. Sylvia can’t let Arin discover her identity, even as hatred shifts into something more between the Heirs. And as the tides change around her, Sylvia will have to choose between the life she wants and the one she abandoned. The scorched kingdom is rising, and it needs a queen.
Jason Richards is ridiculously in love with his friend and coworker, Ahmed Kazimi. Unfortunately, Ahmed is a package deal—he has a boyfriend who, as far as Jason is concerned, needs to be launched into the sun. Then a mysterious carnival rolls into town, and Jason and Ahmed can’t resist going. Not even if Ahmed’s boyfriend can be depended on to make everybody miserable. When Ahmed wins a strange prize from an even stranger carnival game, weird things start happening. First, a mishap with a friend’s newly purchased love potion. Then a cascade of steadily worsening bad luck starts to rain down on every corner of Ahmed’s life. Though he doesn’t believe in the paranormal, he can’t help but wonder if his prize is cursed. Just to be safe, he throws it away. But it comes back. And it keeps coming back. Upon learning about the prize that won’t go away, Jason suggests the only solution he can think of: return it to the place it came from. Now Ahmed and Jason are on a mission to get rid of the cursed prize… assuming they can find that game again. AmazonKU
Can dreams come true when you’re living with a family curse? 2000—New York, New York Twins Trey and Tai are not like other high schoolers. Besides his crushing lack of popularity, Trey struggles to suppress his surging magical abilities that continually impede his dream of making first chair cello in orchestra. A budding photographer, Tai just wants to take beautiful pictures and find a girlfriend, maybe the new first chair and Trey’s rival, Ayesha. But disturbing images keep appearing in Tai’s camera lens, bringing up forgotten memories of her mother’s disappearance ten years earlier and reigniting the twins’ search for her. As the two discover more clues, Trey and Tai also uncover strange secrets about their magical family and about cunning villains who resurface and threaten their very survival. Together, Trey and Tai must work to unearth the past and preserve the future of their family. The Mirror: Splintered Magic is the fourth book in the innovative YA fairy-tale quartet, following one family—and the curse that plagues it—over several generations.
Montserrat has always been overlooked. She’s a talented sound editor, but she’s left out of the boys’ club running the film industry in ’90s Mexico City. And she’s all but invisible to her best friend, Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, though she’s been in love with him since childhood. Then Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and the legendary auteur claims he can change their lives—even if his tale of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. The magic film was never finished, which is why, Urueta swears, his career vanished overnight. He is cursed. Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse . . . but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend. As they work together to unravel the mystery of the film and the obscure occultist who once roamed their city, Montserrat and Tristán may find that sorcerers and magic are not only the stuff of movies.
VS Note: Paperback only.
Step into the dazzling world of The Stars and Green Magics with Dangerous Glittering Stars, a 70 page full-cover artbook! Inside are character portraits and profiles, quotes and favorite scenes, along with art from places and starships in the Kingdom of Valoris. See your favorite queer and diverse characters brought to life! Perfect for fans of Novae Caelum’s space opera series, The Stars and Green Magics. Note: This book covers events, characters, and places in The Stars and Green Magics Books 0-3. It’s best read after reading Court of Magickers (The Stars and Green Magics Book 3). Amazon
VS note: A re-release, combining the two books in one volume.
Across wars and worlds, through death and life, in mortal and immortal hearts, the phoenix binding holds. Aili Fallon is determined to escape her past, and won’t let anything get in the way of her training as a combat nurse. But when the woman she loves binds her with blood and disappears in flames, she gambles with her own existence to find her again. Crossing into a forgotten life and death, Aili is bound by a curse a thousand years in the making. As human wars rage and demons hunt the immortal and defenseless phoenix, Aili and her beloved Liu Chenguang fight to heal the wounds of two lives, with their own hearts and millions of mortal souls at stake. The Crane Moon Cycle Duology contains the full books of The Phoenix and the Sword and The Shoreless River, a complete epic fantasy of love, loss, and redemption, set in a world of spiritual powers, past lives, and beings of myth and legend. Unexpected, multilayered, and beautifully written, the Crane Moon Cycle is a tale of adventure that crosses centuries and worlds.
Magic runs strong in me, but power isn’t enough. Actually, these days nothing is enough. I’ve done a fine job alienating everyone who ever cared about me from the witches in my Coven, to the man I love, to my wolfie familiar. Mother’s familiar left, winging a path to Faery. My wolf made it abundantly clear he’d have gone with her except the familiar bond doesn’t allow that level of latitude. He howled up a storm about being stuck with me, and quit talking. Meanwhile, the babe growing within me is equally silent. He misses Damien’s soothing voice, mandolin, and Fae love. I’m under a geas to return my son to Faery the second he’s born. Ha! They’ll have to find me first. No power words in the universe will make me relinquish my boy. Hecate still rattles around in my mind. I’m done with her. If I hadn’t allowed her in, I’d still be in Faery with Damien’s arms around me. Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda. Talk is cheap. Pregnant. Nowhere to call home. No money. Nothing but my magic. Somehow, it will have to carry us through.
Callie and Ögedei continue their illicit affair, not knowing that they were caught on their first night together and spies throughout Genghis Khan’s palace are watching. But Callie’s initial injuries never fully heal, and she doesn’t think she’s ever going to be better. But Callie and Ögedei plan their secret life together as the weeks wear on, and Callie has almost forgotten her past life – she hopes to spend the rest of her days with Ögedei. But disaster strikes – Callie is whisked back to her own time. The good news? Modern medicine is able to cure the serious injuries that would have killed her in the past. The bad news? She is devastated as it appears she will be separated from Ögedei forever! Amazon
A priceless moonstone artifact has been stolen and Detective Melissa Cartwright is charged with recovering it. But when that artifact is found to have deep ties to the evil Lycan Syndicate, Melissa knows there’s only one person she can turn to for help. The most notorious rogue werewolf in the city — and her secret love. Billionaire werewolf, Trevor Dare, has no loyalty to the Syndicate that keeps trying to dictate how he lives his life, governs his pack, and loves his woman. And when they make a move to start a war between the factions, Trevor knows he must do all he can to keep the peace. At least until he discovers the Syndicate’s true motives. The moonstone the lycans call the Enchanted Moonbeam is at the heart of the conflict. And when the fighting breaks out, and Melissa’s humanity is threatened, Trevor will forge an unlikely alliance to hold the packs together. As the threat of war builds, keeping Melissa safe and human will become a game for fools. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Nox and Amaris learn their dreams of reunion come at an unspeakable cost. Passion and politics collide as the two young women learn to navigate an unknown future in the kingdom of Raascot. With new titles thrust upon them, Nox and Amaris find themselves more uncertain than ever of who they are meant to become—both to their people and to each other. Humans, fae, and monsters are on the precipice of war, and time is running short in their search for answers. Victory will take more than just battles as alliances shift and new threats emerge. To have a chance at stopping their enemies, securing the continent’s succession, and uncovering the truth of their bond, the two women must find a way to break the curse on Raascot’s fae and face their fate once and for all…and hope that they survive it.
Beneath the streets of the Magic City, Killian discovers a whole new world. Surviving beside an underground magical river, a new collection of exiles need an advocate. Skirmishes of war are breaking out across the realms. The Wild Queen is making moves. Killian teams up with an old friend to protect the fairies in the F.B.I. The King of the Stars is a handy ally. Can Killian aid these hidden fair folk and protect them from war? After centuries underground, will they see the light? AmazonKU
Only his memories can save her…A great primal power has risen. The Queen of Flesh and Fire has become the Primal of Blood and Bone—the true Primal of Life and Death. And the battle Casteel, Poppy, and their allies have been fighting has only just begun. Gods are awakening across Iliseeum and the mortal realm, readying for the war to come. But when Poppy falls into stasis, Cas faces the very real possibility that the dire, unexpected consequences of what she is becoming could take her away from him. Cas is given some advice, though—something he plans to cling to as he waits to see her beautiful eyes open once more: Talk to her. And so, he does. He reminds Poppy how their journey began, revealing things about himself that only Kieran knows in the process. But it’s anybody’s guess what she’ll wake to or exactly how much of the realm and Cas will have changed when she does.
Spring is in full bloom in Raven’s Hollow, a small town in the Colorado Rockies with a population of unique townspeople. Blaze, a dragon shifter, and Wynter, a witch, are neck-deep in wedding preparations, when Wynter’s mother, Jade, goes missing after opening her new antique store, and attending the Simon estate sale where she procured an ancient jelly bean machine. Frantic with worry, Blaze and Wynter track her last movements via the store’s ancient, grainy, security footage. What it reveals is nothing short of shocking. As deputy sheriff, it’s Blaze’s responsibility to find his soon-to-be mother-in-law. But at what cost? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Cheyenne, the half-human son of the Monarch, is getting beaten up on the regular. He’s also fighting with his weretiger boyfriend, holding down his gig in the city’s premier nightclub, and taking care of his kids. Adulting is more complicated than he thought it would be. Someone close to the Monarch is putting the supernatural races at risk. With everyone in his inner circle under suspicion, he asks his son for help unearthing the traitor. Cheyenne declines. He doesn’t have the bandwidth, and politics is not his thing. When his father’s troubles escalate, Cheyenne has no choice but to get involved. If he succeeds, the traitor will be exposed. If he fails, his father will die, and the backstabber will be free to lift the veil of secrecy that protects them all. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Jack, Alpha of the Laighin Pride, lost his mate when they were just teens. She was given to another by a tyrannical Alpha who could not be defied. Jack went on to take control of the Pride by force. Bonnie went on to build a life with the male her Alpha chose for her. Now, years later, Jack is alone and bitter, doing all he can to keep Bonnie at arms’ length — when he’s not pulling her closer, unable to resist the temptation of the memory of what they once were. He wasn’t man enough to fight for her back then, and that means he surely doesn’t deserve her now, right? Forced to take a deeper look at who he is and what he truly needs, he realizes nothing in his life will ever matter because he’ll always be incomplete without his mate at his side. But it’s too late, she wants nothing to do with him. Bonnie is widowed and raising two daughters she adores. Life didn’t turn out the way she thought it would, but she wouldn’t change a thing. It gave her a kind, patient male who loved her, and their babies who need her. So she’s okay with it. Except …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
This billionaire orc thinks he can buy his way through everything! Well, he can’t buy me. Or can he? Orgoth is ruthless in the business world. But in Northton Village, he’ll have to measure up. Though size doesn’t seem to be something he struggles with…He looks like a good time, but as a single mom, I can’t afford another one of those. Even if this green and growly man makes me want it. Every time I see him, I’m close to giving in. But maybe there’s more to this orc than I thought. Because the first question out his mouth is not one I expected! Even if it’s only pretend…He’s asked me to marry him. AmazonKU
Moira is a beta in a world where only alphas and omegas matter. She should’ve known better than to get involved with an alpha, but when he rejects her, she still manages to be both surprised and heartbroken. Years later, Moira and her daughter settle into a new town, finally ready for a fresh start. They discover a town called Neverwhere, a place they feel like they belong for the first time, and they begin to put down roots. Not even their rude beta landlord, who acts more like an alpha than a beta, is going to ruin their move. She refuses to let the mischievous alpha who loves the same books she does tempt her either. She has a business to run and a daughter to raise, a life to build. But when her ex tracks her down, a new pack and new omega in tow, Moira might need the friends and connections she’s made in town more than ever if she wants to keep her daughter safe. This is a why choose romance where the FMC ends up with three love interests and she gets to keep them all. AmazonKU
For centuries, the citizens of Velle have waited for their New Maiden to return. The prophecy states she will appear as the third daughter of a third daughter. When the fabled child is finally born to Velle’s reigning queen all rejoice except for Elodie, the queen’s eldest child, who has lost her claim to the crown. The only way for Elodie to protect Velle is to retake the throne. To do so, she must debilitate the Third Daughter—her youngest sister, Brianne. Desperate, Elodie purchases a sleeping potion from Sabine, who sells sadness. But the apothecary mistakenly sends the princess away with a vial of tears instead of a harmless sleeping brew. Sabine’s sadness is dangerously powerful, and Brianne slips into a slumber from which she will not wake. With the fates of their families and country hanging in the balance, Sabine and Elodie hurry to revive the Third Daughter while a slow-burning attraction between the two girls erupts in full force. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
He snatched me from the jaws of death for one reason—to be his. I was a dead king’s sacrificial bride, until his murderer claimed me as his. Zabriel invaded my country of Maledin on the back of a monstrous, fire-breathing dragon and took me prisoner. The lethal Zabriel towers over me in steel plate armor, and he could easily crush the life out of me—but the Flame King isn’t interested in harming me. Instead, he destroys everyone who has hurt me in a storm of fire and vengeance. There’s malignant rot deep within my country. My family has vanished along with whole villages of people. As I desperately try to find those who are missing, my body and heart awaken under a powerful and alarming force. Zabriel sets my soul ablaze every time he growls, “Mine.” He calls me his fated mate. The rarest. The most vulnerable. The one he craves to possess and protect. When evil forces in Maledin threaten everyone I know and love, there’s only one person who is strong enough to help me defeat them, and the only place where I’m safe from an ancient foe is in the arms of the Flame King. AmazonKU
The ruthless fae king craves vengeance—but he just might crave his enemy more. There is no escaping the middle lands, the gloomy buffer between the human kingdom and the faerie realms. When my guardian is killed by the Wild Hunt after waiting twenty years to trade me for her human daughter, I’m left with no choice but to try. To find those who discarded me at birth, I must sneak into Faerie. But my deceased guardian left more than scars upon my heart. Debts are owed to the madam at the Lair of Lust, and I’m forced to repay them. My first client is a faerie king who offers to give me everything I’ve always wanted. The king will take me to Faerie if I make a blood vow to marry him. A collection of sweltering meetings fool me into believing his reasons for choosing me to be his queen—a changeling without so much as a name. For upon my arrival in his kingdom, I receive the answers I’ve craved and the truth behind his motives. My wonder and infatuation for the king and his wintry realm are snuffed by hatred and fear. Though loathing him is futile when venomous words and spiteful games only prove to excite him. Once again, I’m trapped. This time, with an enemy I cannot hide from. One with enough heat in his eyes to melt my resolve, and enough power at his frosted fingertips to accomplish his sinister goals. To survive all I’ve discovered, not only will I need to unearth King Florian’s dead heart—I will need to guard my own before he tricks it, too. AmazonKU
At the conclusion of the famous Tournament of Losers, Warloff finds himself one of the coveted winners, set to marry Lord Marian, second son of the Earl of Bellowen. The marriage promises a life for his children that Warf never could have provided them on his own, a dream come true. Even better, his betrothed by Right of Tournament seems a genuinely good man, sincerely interested in marrying Warf and helping to raise his children. Not everyone feels like celebrating, however. Somebody wants Warf out of their way, and just days after Warf and Marian begin to build a new life together, Marian goes missing. Everyone says he’s run off with his former lover, a woman he could not stop loving or leave behind. Everyone tells Warf to forget him, accept Marian is gone, take the money offered by the throne ,and build a new life with that. He’d be stupid to refuse it. He’d be an absolute fool to go after Marian and do whatever it takes to bring him home.
All Princess Clio has wanted since she joined The Queen Trials was to find a way out of the competition before the killing round began. But when King Ergondy grants her wish, Clio learns more about The Forever War than she bargained for. With this new knowledge that she shouldn’t have, can she live with herself if she leaves The Trials? Either way, the Rotunda wants her dead. AmazonKU
Listening to Molev’s intuition that the west coast isn’t safe, we start making plans to return to the community he and his brothers have made. However, the infected are changing. Into what, we’re not sure, and we don’t want to find out. Our final stand against the infected is coming, whether we want to admit it or not, and even with Molev at my side, I’m not sure I’ll survive. But if I do, the world and my place in it will be forever changed. Let the end begin.
Something is building, simmering just out of reach. The room is watching. But Mira and Layla don’t know this yet. When the two best friends are stranded on their spring break college tour road trip, they find themselves at the Wildwood Motel, located in the middle of nowhere, Indiana. Mira can’t shake the feeling that there is something wrong and rotten about their room. Inside, she’s haunted by nightmares of her dead brother. When she wakes up, he’s still there. Layla doesn’t see him. Or notice anything suspicious about Room 9. The place may be a little run down, but it has a certain charm she can’t wait to capture on camera. If Layla is being honest, she’s too preoccupied with confusing feelings for Mira to see much else. But when they learn eight people died in that same room, they realize there must be a connection between the deaths and the unexplainable things that keep happening inside it. They just have to find the connection before Mira becomes the ninth.
I’m trapped in a prison cell with the enemy. This unsettles me for two reasons: he’s annoyingly attractive, and we’ve uncovered a sinister plot involving the only place I’ve ever called home. I’m a collector. Make that I was a collector. In this post-apocalyptic world, collectors are the elite warriors committed to safeguarding humanity from the dangers of magic. In an instant, my life changed forever. I was declared a magical. One of the evolved humans that we, I mean they, the collectors, protect humanity against. My friends threw me into a prison cell, and I was trapped with the very magical I had captured. Together, we stumble across a dark, long-hidden truth and must salvage whatever shreds of humanity are left. AmazonKU
After surviving the depths of Castra’s dungeon, Talyn has returned to the surface and caused a seismic change in the city, drawing the attention of those of great power. Now she has to deal with the consequences, for good and ill. As she attempts to find her place in Castra, Talyn’s ability to maintain her independence is at risk, yet her previous life has taught her one thing for certain. She will not bow to anyone. AmazonKU
VS Note: Reviews suggest the previous books need to be read first. Also there may be a cliffhanger ending? From the blurb for book one: “Five hundred years ago, humanity’s freedom died. When the Greek Gods and Goddesses were usurped from their home on Mt. Olympus, they crashed upon Earth and enslaved the human race…”
Eighty-eight years has passed since the war with Kronos ended and humanity was freed from enslavement. The world is rebuilt and peace has become an achievable glory. Yet, when there’s a calm, a storm is always following behind. Saffron’s story only began with Kronos, but as Styx rises from her deadly river, the story is far from complete. More death, betrayal, and heartbreak follows in the third installment of the Ichor series. The worst war comes in the form of a new prophecy, a plethora of traitors, and a hateful goddess who inches towards an eternal crown. Welcome to Delphi. AmazonKU
Fireworks? Not Meri’s cup of tea. So when Coventry’s Fourth of July show goes kaboom, he’s all, “Called it!” But wait, there’s a twist! Isadora, the fire witch behind the pyrotechnics, isn’t just dealing with a fizzled show – someone’s got it in for her. Time for Meri and Kinsley to step in, wands waving. They’re on the case, ready to crack this whodunit with a sprinkle of spells and a dash of daring. Buckle up, because this magical mystery is about to get spellbindingly fun!Kinsley and Meri will have to solve the crime one spell at a time! AmazonKU
When darkness falls, there’s nowhere to hide. Four bodies have been discovered along Europe’s riverbanks, placed with care—and completely drained of blood. Pinpricks on their throats indicate a slender murder weapon, but DNA found in the wounds suggests something far more sinister. Tasked with investigating, the FBI recruits Agents Della Hamilton and Mason Carter to Blackbird, an international offshoot of the Krewe of Hunters. If you want to catch a vampire killer, you need agents who can speak with the dead. The pair travel to Norway, where the shadowy forests of Lillehammer reveal a gruesome scene. The killer is thirsty for more victims, and the bloodless trail soon leads Della and Mason to a group that believes drinking blood is the key to immortality. To catch the culprit of such an intimate crime, the agents will have to get close. Mason’s already lost one partner; he’s not ready to risk Della as bait. But sometimes justice requires a sacrifice.
Elan and Arwyn are Watchers, guardians of their clan and brothers-in-arms.
Along with their other best friend, Pryderi, they pledged an oath long ago not to get romantically involved with one another. Their bond meant more than a brief tumble in the Den of Sin. They will not allow history to repeat itself and destroy everything they hold dear. But when Pryderi comes back from his honeymoon with his soul-matched mate, something shifts. An unsettling distance wedges itself into their lives. And when an exotic new male comes into their encampment, things are set to change even more. Will they be torn further apart? Or is destiny creating their HEA? An all-male triad could be on the tarot cards in this enticing fantasy tale of love and adventure. AmazonKU
Kat hasn’t always been a stray — but times are tough, and when she lost her job, her no good boyfriend dumped her. Now she’s living in a deserted basement and scrounging for food behind the restaurants in the better section of town, while attending business school during the day. Jake feeds scraps of his dinner to the fluffy little con-artist from time to time as he walks his beat. He can’t get the sassy stray off his mind. He feels a strange affinity for the feisty little kitty, so he decides to trap her and tame her. What he doesn’t realize is, she’s a shifter, and she’s conned his heart right out of his chest.
FBI agents Candice Fox and James Feral have served together for five years, using their genetically enhanced abilities to save hostages and fight a war. But as they’ve tempted death, an intense desire has grown between them — which they’ve carefully ignored. They’ve had to. She’s his superior officer, and love between them is strictly against regulation. But when a brush with death triggers a frenzied hour of passion, will their surrender to need destroy their lives?
Hellhounds who love scritches, a hellhound baby who’s as adorable as he is menacing, a special tree with beautiful buds, and Lord Hades in a pale pink shirt. This story has everything to make you smile. Hellhound Cain was beyond frustrated. He couldn’t even visit his pack mate in New York without some curly headed blond following him around. It wouldn’t be so bad, but every time Cain tried to talk to him and ask him why he was being stalked, the man just disappeared. Which was a shame because the blond was cute…Oliver Jackson, known as Ollie, didn’t know why he had to keep following the mystery man all over the place. He got a stomachache if he tried to stay away, and his magic insisted on translocating him to where the unusual stranger was. But then, one day, an amazing dog with flame-filled eyes sniffed at the tree he was hiding in, and Ollie’s life changed forever. Elven swords, magical summons, and even a meeting with Death himself – life was anything but smooth sailing for Cain and his new mate. Pack mate Beau was on the verge of a nervous breakdown as his and Blue’s baby was due any day and that just added to the tension. Amazon
Sarah collects and sells antiques, and she lives in a fantasy world of her own creation. When she’s transported to another universe, she meets the man of her dreams, but he wants to teach her how to find pleasure in her “real” life. Will Loudon is Sarah’s pleasure trainer. He’s also an honest-to-God English earl — the exact sort of man Sarah reads about in her forbidden books. He does such a good job of teaching her to find real pleasure, neither of them wants her to go home.
The Academy of the Profane has been a dream for my twin and me for ages. I’m a young god pretending to be a witch, and she’s a Hellhound. We’re twins, but we have different fathers. There’s not really a curriculum for either of us, but after hearing my mom and aunt’s stories, we can’t wait to go as a rite of passage. The headmaster hates me and personally sued me when I was a teenager for inheriting something she thought she was owed. Her daughter is now in class with us and is completely terrible. I might have cosmic powers, but I haven’t figured out what those are yet. The gods in my life have tried to teach me and so far, I’m pretty terrible at it. Cosmic powers also don’t do a damned thing about supernatural politics and I’m treading a fine line of not being a total doormat and fighting back because I could go too far and utterly destroy someone. I’ve had bad luck with guys because they are all using me for god favors from my dad, but I’ve met some great ones here. I hope they don’t hate me when they find out I’ve been lying about being a witch. The God of Death made my parents a promise before I was born to help me with all the god stuff. Death has to be the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen. According to my mom, they are also the smartest person she knows. Tutoring me is one thing. I know a lot of gods and I’m not quite sure if Azren has other motives for teaching history at the Academy of the Profane. AmazonKU
Gabriel: Mistakenly summoning a lust demon was not on Gabe’s to-do list, but with a meddling grandmother, he’s gotten used to the unexpected. The real trouble begins when Gabe realizes exactly who he’s summoned. What’s a guy supposed to do when an Infernal King of Hell has decided he’s staying and wants to follow Gabe around like a stray puppy? Add having a job as a teacher, living in a family of meddlers, and dealing with a bureaucratic underworld, and Gabe is about ready to lose his patience. When the Prince of Lust decides he’s going to help Gabe figure out his sexuality, though, things really start to get interesting. Maybe mistakenly summoning a demon wasn’t the worst thing to happen after all. Asmodeus: Asmodeus has dealt with humans and their lust since they were first created, and he has never met someone immune to his powers. So when he’s forcibly summoned (which should be impossible), and he realizes he has no power whatsoever over the human (which hasn’t happened before), he’s more than a little intrigued. No way is he going back to hell when he’s found such a mystery. When he realizes that Gabe is confused about his own sexuality, Az happily decides to help him figure it out. Who better than a lust demon for the job, after all? If Az happens to get slightly obsessed with his human in the process, who’s going to tell him he can’t keep the guy? Now Az just needs to convince Gabe that keeping a lust demon around forever is the perfect plan. AmazonKU
Features four novellas from the Reaper, Dark King, and Dark Sword/Dark Warrior series by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant. DARK ALPHA’S SILENT NIGHT – The holiday season is for revelry, and the Reapers take full advantage to celebrate as a family. MY FIERY VALENTINE – It’s Valentine’s Day at Dreagan, and V has special plans for his mate. SHARDS OF HOPE – Ulrik, King of Silvers, comes face to face with his past and discovers a link to his mate that had been there all along. A WARRIOR FOR CHRISTMAS – Just days away from the winter solstice, Christmas, and Boxing Day, the Warriors and Druids of MacLeod castle come together once more to give thanks for the family they’ve made and the hardships they’ve overcome.
Eleanor has only a few memories of her childhood—white roses, a beautiful but cold queen, a garden with mirrors, and terrifying creatures. But mostly, she remembers a boy. A boy who saved her from whatever her memory is holding hostage—a boy who wasn’t human. Now eighteen, Eleanor is old enough to leave the orphanage she’s lived in for the last twelve years. Determined to rediscover her lost memories and find the friend who rescued her, she ventures into the Rose Briar Woods. But when she reunites with her youthful hero, she discovers he is a boy no longer. Drake is a broken prince of Faerie, tarnished by a wicked curse and haunted by the fear that history will soon repeat itself. Only together can the pair vanquish the monsters from their past, but memories are not the only thing they’ll have to face. A dark queen stirs in her unnatural slumber, and so does the fearsome beast that waits in the shadows, eager for her to wake once more. AmazonKU
We are two souls torn apart by tragedy and brought back together by fate. Are we doomed to repeat history? Tru – I’m a one man army intent on saving my family from certain ruin. I’m the only one who knows my sister’s terrible secret, and I intend to keep it that way. It’s just that I may be a little in over my head taking on the city’s worst gang. I’ve been backed into a corner more than once until a mysterious man with few words but a face that could make the stars jealous rescues me. Twice. The first time I ran, intent on focusing on my mission, even though I couldn’t stop thinking about him. But the second time? Yeah, he got me. We joined forces in more ways than one, our lives slowly becoming entangled. I feel things with him I never have. Like the eerie sense that I’ve been here before. We’ve been here before. It’s impossible to shake the familiarity, and what’s worse is I know Midnight is hiding something from me.When the truth finally comes out and the mistakes of the past show themselves, I have to decide what my future looks like. Do I return to the life I’ve always known or embrace a new future, one that is Forever Midnight? AmazonKU
The Wicked Boys of Wonderland want my body. The Red Queen wants my head. After being publicly humiliated online, all I wanted was to get drunk, crawl into a hole, and disappear from the face of the Earth. I didn’t mean that literally. But that’s exactly what happened after I bumped into the White Rabbit at the hottest club in Los Angeles. Now I’m trapped in a dark and twisted version of Wonderland that’s fallen into rot and ruin. This place is nothing like I expected. It’s surreal…Sinful…Oh, there’s a Mad Hatter and a Caterpillar and a Cheshire Cat, but they’re a fae, a shifter, and a demon. They also happen to be smoking hot freaks…and they’re freaking gorgeous. The things they do to me make me want to stay in Wonderland for the rest of my life. Which might not be that long. If the psycho fae Red Queen finds out I’m here, it’s off with my head. She’s had a bounty on me from the moment I was born. Apparently I’m supposed to defeat her and the Jabberwocky with a magic sword to help restore balance to Wonderland, which is hilarious since I can’t even parallel park. Between the sizzling chemistry between me and the Wicked Boys, the riddles, and the creatures trying to kill me, I just hope I’m clever enough to make it out of this wicked Wonderland alive. AmazonKU
The Return of a Lost Heir …The kingdom of Mercia has been at war with the Shadow King and his dark army for ten years. To escape the seer’s vision of her capture, Mercia’s heir to the throne, Princess Norah Andell, is secreted away by her father to keep her safe. But when he dies in battle, so too dies the knowledge of where she’s hidden. She’s lost to the world—until three years later, when she’s found with no memory of who she is or the kingdom that now rests on her shoulders. A Conflicted Duty …Loyal and fearless commander of the Mercian army, Alexander Rhemus, has protected the realm against the threat of the Shadow King, awaiting Norah’s return. Not only does she hold the fate of the kingdom, but also his heart. However, when she’s found, he discovers she has no memory of him, or what was once between them. With war still looming, Norah is expected to wed and secure an alliance—one Mercia desperately needs to stand against the Shadow King. Now, with Mercia’s future at stake, Alexander finds himself torn between his duty and his heart. A Twisted Fate …Norah is thrust into a world she doesn’t know, in a role she’s unprepared for, to save a kingdom she doesn’t remember. Under the hardship of winter and a dark enemy against them, Mercia is on the verge of breaking. As things start to unravel, the Shadow King draws Norah down a path of twisted fate—and it could cost her everything. AmazonKU
Sometimes it’s not just bats in the belfry. Omega phoenix shifter Azar’s current life is just about over—this life anyway, and he’s okay with that. Once upon a time, he had a warlock mate, one he loved with all that he was. After his mate’s death, he decides to live out his remaining years with no regrets. Maybe in his next life, he’ll get his happy ever after. Warlock Lucius has lost his magic, his family, and part of his memory. He spends his days remembering snippets of places and trying to figure out how to fix his wrongs. He doesn’t deserve the kindness the phoenixes have given him, and he refuses to leave the debt unpaid. When the memories become clearer, and Lucius discovers he’s been astral projecting with Azar—at least part of him has—the race against the clock begins. He needs to do right by Azar, even if he will never be accepted as his fated mate. AmazonKU
As a young adult faced with uncertainty and surrounded by danger, Nikki Collins found friendship with a wild bird who seemed to appear just when she needed him most. Her new companion took her mind off her troubles and inspired her to become one of the leading experts in the field of ornithology – the scientific study of birds. Her career took her to exotic places with adventures she’d never dreamed of having and experiences she would never forget. However, a longing for stability and permanence led her back home to her family in Colorado Springs. As part of the Tempest family, Nikki was surrounded by love and support, but she still felt alone in the crowd. After a failed marriage, it was time to start over. Little did she know someone had been waiting in the wings for the right opportunity to sweep her off her feet and convince her that the love she sought was closer than she knew. Years ago, Cassius Durant came upon a group of supernatural beings who longed for a safe place to call home, just as he did. As a member of the council that formed an unlikely alliance between vampires, witches, and shifters like himself, he made a home in Mereu, Colorado. A successful business and friends who were more like family made his life almost complete, but he was missing one thing: love. Finally, his true mate was revealed to him, but she wasn’t ready for the all-consuming love that his kind experienced when they found the other half of their soul. He sacrificed years without her in his life so she could live her dreams and explore the world. Now that she’s home again, it’s time for Cas to reveal himself to her and pray that she’ll understand that even if he wanted to, he can’t live without her in his life. AmazonKU
Emma: I’ve been in love with Kane ever since he took me in. Unfortunately for me, he doesn’t seem to feel the same way. When I finally get the courage to admit how I feel for him, and he rejects me, I know it’s time for a fresh start. Kane: I’ve wanted Emma since I found her half frozen in the woods. Instead of becoming my fated mate, though, she becomes my ward. When she finally turns eighteen, I realize she’s meant to be so much more to me. Except, I think I messed things up before they even started. Now I’m willing to do anything to keep my curvy little ward by my side. I just hope that it’s not too late. AmazonKU
A wyvern who doesn’t trust humans. A human who implicitly trusts him. Amell – I knew what monsters looked like, because I’d been raised by one, afraid and unable to get away because he was the strongest thing I knew. Until the day our village was attacked by a mythical beast and it almost made the monster wet himself. After another bad day with the monster, I packed up and headed into the mountains to find that beast. When a strange, yellow-eyed man rescued me, I ended up finding a lot more than the beast I’d been looking for. Lancelot – When the human I trusted and loved called me a monster after seeing my true form, I left everyone and everything behind and made a home for myself in the mountains, determined to never trust another soul for as long as I lived. But then I stumbled across a strange, injured human, a human who wasn’t afraid of me even after I showed him what I really was. Everything changed when I discovered he was my mate, and I realized I would do anything for this man, including punishing the humans who’d hurt him. AmazonKU
I ran from my cruel fiancé…and found myself in the arms of three powerful shifters. When I throw myself at the mercy of the Ringmaster in No Man’s Land, I’m only seeking temporary refuge. A place to hide from the corruption and death that waits for me back home. Three months. That’s all I have until the protection the circus provides me expires. My bodyguards? Three shifters who look at me like they want to eat me for dinner. They want my body. My heart. And even as the attraction I feel for them is stronger than anything I’ve ever felt, neither of those are mine to give. Not anymore. The past I’m running from still holds me captive. But in the arms of my protectors, I’ve never felt more free. AmazonKU
My whole life changed when my family was executed by my mate while I had to marry this murderer. Ridiculous, wasn’t it? And that’s not enough, since I found the only way to survive my mate’s violence was to accept the proposal from my best friend’s mate. It’s weird, though, I said yes. Because I had so many responsibilities on my shoulders that I could not surrender easily. And I knew him: handsome, brave, loyal, a perfect partner. Yes, we were fake mates without any love. But why did I feel uncomfortable when I witnessed him entangled with other women? Why did I feel heartbroken when he told me I was nothing but a burden? So I left to face my own destiny, alone…Maybe he was right because all tragedies rooted in my pack’s special ritual. It’s time to correct everything with my blood…Wait, why was he here…? AmazonKU
Grady has watched as each member of his pride has found their mate. And while the sweet soul is overflowing with happiness for his friends, he longs to also experience it for himself. The gentle giant craves a connection with his beloved; to spend eternity protecting, nurturing, and loving his perfect match. Cast aside, lost, and confused, Quinn has always felt as if he were searching for his place in this world. He wonders if his inner shine is forever hidden, but a flicker of hope continues to burn within. When he meets a handsome stranger in his time of need, something shifts inside him. Quinn starts to believe that with love and guidance, he can carve his own path and shine as bright as Starlight. AmazonKU
“You were planning on leaving without even giving me a kiss?” Taryn shrugged and let a coy smile develop on her lips. “That was the plan,” she teased. “Well, I guess I’m just going to have to keep surprising you when you try to leave. I can’t have my mate leave me with nothing for me to remember her by.” His playful eyes sparkled. Her heartbeat picked up, but she ignored it. “Maybe I will just have to get better at being sneakier.” Declan’s lips curled up. “Challenge accepted. But for now, I’ll be needing that kiss.” Taryn rolled her eyes and went to peck him on the cheek. He had already anticipated that. Declan caught her lips with his right before she made it to his cheek. Taryn was surprised but didn’t pull away. The kiss was intense, and a surge of emotions crashed into her, nearly knocking her off her feet. AmazonKU
The enemy rejected my love. Years later, I’m forced to marry him. He betrayed my pack, and left me with nothing but a secret baby in my belly. As a result, I’ve become an outcast, and my pack gives me one choice to keep my baby safe: Marry a complete stranger for the pack’s sake. Turns out he’s not a stranger after all…They didn’t tell me who I’m supposed to marry. I can’t blame them. They don’t know about the delicious things he did to me. The things that drove me out my mind, crazed with desire. The things that led to a pregnant belly, even though he never knew it. But I can’t think of those things when I’m standing before him, ready to become his mate. Because if I do, then I’ll forget how much he hurt me by leaving. He’s getting dangerously close again, invading my personal space like he used to. Am I about to lose myself in his wild kisses and addictive touch…And surrender myself completely to the alpha? AmazonKU
Round and round the caldron go Oh the poisoned fate we sow…Guilty. The word is nothing but the sharp edge of a guillotine. The noose wrapped around my neck that threatens to end my existence. That, however would be too easy. Too simple. He will never allow that fate. He will never let me go, and the more I learn about the man determined to claim me the more confused I become. At least now I know his name. Deimos. A god of pure terror and he wants me and he will do anything in his power to claim me. Including revealing the existence of immortals to a fragile world. As I wait for my fate to be decided, I can’t help but wonder if there’s any way out of this. Can I resist Deimos’ charms and find a way back to the ones I love? Or will I be trapped in this cycle of fear and desire forever, spinning endlessly in his web of chaos? Torn between those I’ve accepted and the one I haven’t, I’m caught in a fate that I never wanted. I’m caught between lies and love and pasts that my mates buried long before my time Only now if I make the wrong choice those I love will suffer. Will my mates rescue me from this midnight nightmare? Or will I have to rescue myself. AmazonKU
t was meant to be temporary. Fate had other ideas. Victor Mills would do anything to protect his pack, even work with magic he detests. When the wards safeguarding his territory start to deteriorate, he’s forced to hire a local mage to fix them. He could tolerate the abrasive stench of sorcery, if only the mage didn’t also smell like everything his wolf has ever wanted. Elijah Lauring has no intention of tying himself to a shifter pack; his neutrality pays the bills. Repairing the Mills pack wards should be a one-off job, but the spell he casts to tap into Victor’s energy stubbornly refuses to fade. The intoxicating connection that lingers between them plunges his magic into chaos right when he needs it the most. As they grapple with their conflicting desires, they soon discover the wards aren’t the only thing decaying. An evil is infecting the pack land, and they must learn to trust each other and their growing bond to defeat it. If they fail, Victor’s pack will pay the ultimate price. AmazonKU
Don’t trust humans. And definitely don’t fall in love with one. This is our number one rule. And I broke it. Hiding in plain sight is easy. Especially when you’re a reclusive billionaire with a reputation as a cocky jerk. The easiest way to blend in is to avoid the press, and to not develop relationships – especially romantic ones. As the leader of our community, it’s my job to protect us and our land, and for centuries, you thought we were just a myth. Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch – whatever you want to call us, we’re legends. Like vampires and werewolves. And I’d planned to keep it that way. Until I met her…Now I have to make the toughest decision of my career, and it has nothing to do with business. AmazonKU
Saber tooth tigress Lia Carmichael is thrilled two of her three brothers have found their truemates. As soon as her third brother finds his, she’ll start having the mating dreams that are part of being a saber-tooth-tiger shifter. Fate has other plans, when she goes to a club and scents her mate—on another woman! Hell hath no fury like a pissed-off saber-tooth tigress shifter, and she’s one furious cat. As vampire master of the city of Belle Terra, Caleb Night has seen just about everything. When a gorgeous saber-tooth tigress finds him in his club, he knows he’s staring into the golden eyes of his truemate. Find out what happens in this sweet and exciting romance! AmazonKU
VS Note: From JUNE 30.
My task was supposed to be simple: find our missing pack member. I cross paths with Bishop, the alpha wolf shifter of a rival pack, and nothing is simple anymore. I’m unwittingly drawn into a whirlpool of deception, danger, and pulse-pounding attraction. Bishop and I share a fiery connection, an attraction that burns hotter than the anger that has divided our packs. But can love truly conquer all, even generations of hatred and mistrust? The missing pack member’s mystery unravels, revealing the shocking truth that fuels the war between the packs. With every choice I make, I feel the threads of my old life unraveling. My ties to my family and my past are put to the ultimate test. As the stakes increase, my decision has the power to end a feud and bring peace, but at what cost? AmazonKU
Alpha jaguar, Sergei, comes from an ancient prowl who has preserved their magical traditions throughout several rises and falls of human governments. Despite the non-shifters seeming to be gone for good, the prowl’s traditions aren’t changing any time soon. Sergei loves his family, but unchanging traditions leave him smothered and ready to burst at the seams. In a daring move, he steals magic from his parents, the leaders of his prowl, and takes himself and a friend on a journey that will change both of their lives forever. He doesn’t want to break his family, only find the one his soul craves. Omega wolf, Dorian, is tired of players, romping apps, and of course, cheating exes. In the midst of a post-breakup depression, a mystical stranger shows up in his shower and changes the course of his destiny. With the prowl dead-set against him being with Sergei, will he and his newly met true-mate ever find a place to call home together? AmazonKU
VS Note: From JUNE 30.
She’s a fighter in an underground fight ring. He’s been sent by his alpha to join the fight ring and find her. Raechel has been on her own since she was sixteen. Fighting in an underground fight ring is the way she makes enough money to survive, but a new fighter in the ring upends the careful life plan she’s been trying to follow. Max is intimidating with a scar on his neck and muscles for days. He never smiles and seldom speaks. But he knows his way around a fight ring and quickly rises through the ranks. No surprise there. What is surprising is that he seems to be everywhere she is and won’t let her exist in her lonely world anymore. When her career in the fight ring is upended, his alpha gives her an offer she can’t refuse. Come to find out, she’s a harbinger; which explains the weird visions she’s been having. Her arrival in the pack heralds the coming war. That figures. She should have known she would be a curse; that seems to fit her life so well. Yet, in spite of the war that’s coming, she may have finally found a place to belong and someone to belong to if she can allow herself to accept it. The Wolves of the Northwoods have so much to lose in this war—new mates, babies both born and unborn. They’ve never faced a greater threat; but they will rise to the occasion and unite with other packs to finish this thing once and for all, no matter the cost. AmazonKU
In all his years—and Brian Tessler being an ancient immortal vampire, he’d seen many—Brian couldn’t believe one of his best friends, Banny, the king of all vampires, could do something like this to his parents. His parents had been imprisoned on Banny’s orders due to a great debt they apparently owed, and Brian had no money to cover a debt of that magnitude. Another thing Brian couldn’t understand was how they had amassed such a debt in the first place. He paid the property taxes himself every year, and his parents had no loans or credit cards, and the fairies covered the utilities. Brian was at a loss….Hailey Croft had her own struggles to contend with personally and professionally at the Law Offices of Croft & Croft. Her father had been murdered, and she somehow had to prove it. While going through her father’s cases, she found a file on Brian Tessler. He was one of the last cases her father was working on, but so far, this Brian was a hard man to track down.
VS Note: From JUNE 20.
The Chicago Night Council has been working for decades to make this city a safe haven for our kind, but the person who could tear it all down just showed up on our doorstep. Orlando Badillo bears the answers to Roman’s past, but finding a long-lost relative isn’t a blessing when he brings with him a lineage we never expected and a duty Roman never asked for. If Orlando uncovers the truth about our actions within the city, it will unleash chaos that could prove fatal for us all. It’s a game of diversion, false stories, and clandestine meetings, but when I fall pawn to this dangerous dance on eggshells, Roman must strike a deal with the person he’d most like to behead right now: Sebastian. Emotions were raw before, but things have changed, and now Sebastian’s accusations are manifesting into reality. I never saw it coming, but somehow, I’ve fulfilled Archer King’s last prophesy. Roman and I would have gladly killed each other at one point, but that all changed when we became the keepers of one another’s deepest secrets. Our bond has grown, defying all odds. For the first time, I’ve discovered soul-binding authenticity and true emotional intimacy with the most unexpected partner. Love and loyalty come in many dangerous forms. How far does allegiance stretch when your heart has been broken? Who can you truly trust when the danger puts everyone you’ve ever cared for in mortal peril? The city’s future teeters on a knife’s edge, and someone will have to step forward to protect it, even if it means paying the ultimate price. AmazonKU
The small town of Ever, Massachusetts is idyllic and quaint. It’s also chock full of monsters. THEA – When my sister thrifts an aged map with iridescent lettering leading to a town called Ever, I roll my eyes. According to a quick internet search, the town doesn’t exist. We only manage to find it with the help of a sexy gas station owner who offers to come for me if I call him. Swoon. I quickly learn that Shepherd isn’t actually human, nobody in town is. News flash—he’s a gargoyle—a dominant, possessive, creme-brulee-loving monster. That should terrify me, but something about him keeps me coming back. Maybe it’s the snark. Maybe it’s the delicious snacks. Maybe it’s his wingspan, which leads me to wondering about the size of other things. I digress. No one realized that when I came through the town’s protective wards, something happened to them. Now the town—and my sisters—are in danger from a soul-sucking evil that’s constantly trying to burrow its way in. Can Shepherd and I save the town and our shot at love, or will evil ruin our happily ever after? AmazonKU
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