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.
VS note: Wow, do I love her books! Pre-ordered this.
This cyborg seeks to vanquish an ancient entity and save his curvy human female.
Euryale made a terrible mistake. She opened a container she shouldn’t have touched and released one of the oldest lifeforms in existence. That all-powerful entity is now utilizing her as its host body and is slowly draining her energy. Soon, she’ll die. Euryale has accepted this fate and is determined to use her remaining moments in the universe to save as many lives as she can. Her plans do NOT include a smoldering-hot, poetry-wielding cyborg willing to decimate entire planets to save her. While under the control of the Humanoid Alliance, Strive, a K Model cyborg, disobeyed direct orders and refused to kill on their behalf. If he hadn’t escaped their cruel clutches, his defiance would have led to his death. The male knowingly risked that fate to save the lifespans of complete strangers. There is nothing he wouldn’t do to protect Euryale. The curvy human female is his genetic match, the one being he is destined to defend. And she is in danger. Strive would break every vow, cross every boundary, risk absolutely everything to keep her from harm. Including battle a deity no one has ever defeated.
VS Note: Yesss! A new SFR book from Anna H…
She vows to bring her abducted queen home…even if she has to work with the man she hates. Knightmaster Nea Laurier is tough, dedicated, and lives to be the best Oronis knight she can be. All her life, she’s worked hard to live up to her prestigious family name. She will do whatever it takes to rescue Knightqueen Carys from their enemy, the vicious Gek’Dragar…she just wishes it didn’t involve the most cunning and dangerous man she knows. A man she detested when they were at the Academy, and a man she still detests—Knighthunter Kaden Galath. Now she’s headed deep into enemy space, and the only person guarding her back is a man she’ll never trust. Knighthunter Kaden Galath was born in the darkness and came from nothing. Being a knighthunter—a spy for his people—is the perfect job for him. He uses all his unique and deadly abilities to keep the Oronis safe, even the beautiful, perfect, do-gooder Knightmaster Nea. He’s vowed to always stay alone in the shadows…but Nea might be the weakness he never expected. As Kaden and Nea embark on a mission to some of the deadliest enemy planets, they fight side by side, and uncover each other’s darkest secrets. Following the trail leading to their captive queen, Nea and Kaden will face their most dangerous battle yet, and a fiery passion that will engulf them both. AmazonKU
On the run, wanted for a murder I didn’t commit, my only choice is to trust the strange, nerdy alien that swears to protect me. Jenny – Being abducted by aliens? Sure, I can handle that, I’ve always wanted to see what’s out there anyway. Then my degenerate gambler of an owner loses me at alien poker and I need to escape. The nerdy alien with a cute smile is the one coming to my rescue. Taking names and trading blows, he’s amazing. Things go from bad to worse when we’re put on the most wanted list for a murder we didn’t commit. I have no choice but to trust him, to help him complete his mission. And that while his tentacles seem determined to bind me to him, every chance they get. Akri – I have two missions, to end Drameil’s reign of terror, and to find out more about the species I have become. As a former AI, I struggle to control the violent impulses that strike me and I fear I will harm those I care about. When I rescue Jenny, my damn tentacles won’t stop touching her. I don’t know what it means and I fear the worst. To keep her safe, I should send her away, but I can’t. Now my mission is more important than ever. I have to find out who I have become before it’s too late, and I lose it all. AmazonKU
What’s worse than being abducted by aliens and then abandoned on a primitive jungle planet? Finding out you’re pregnant – that’s what. It’s all going to be ok, though. I’m a strong woman. I can cope with leaving my cheating ex behind on earth, and I can cope with doing this alone. What I can’t cope with is the 7ft winged warrior-alien who has decided that I’m his. Me and Second Spear Mavyx don’t get along. We should stay far away from each other. So why am I asking him to help me out when my hormones have me acting like a cat in heat? AmazonKU
This alien barbarian can’t be trusted, but he’s my only hope for finding my lost friend. Crash landing on an alien moon with four other women has become the least of my worries since setting eyes on the notorious space pirate. He’s an inmate on the loose with a hidden agenda. I don’t want to like him, and I don’t want to be attracted to him. As we search the dangerous forest on Zune, he shows an unexpected side of himself I’m unprepared for, and mild attraction grows into an irresistible fascination that won’t be denied. Can I find my friend without losing my heart? AmazonKU
Fiercely independent. A loyal friend. And a liar. Maya has a secret she can’t tell anyone—even if it means losing everything she loves. Maya planned to come to the sand planet, find her missing friend Cat, and go back to her life as a stew on a star cruiser. But when she arrives, Cat is gone. That wouldn’t be so bad, but then her own chances of leaving the planet are destroyed. Now she’s stuck on the primitive planet, and someone is doing their best to keep her there—and hold her captive. Karv might be a Crestek, but he’d always felt a kinship to the barbarians who live in the desert. Now he needs to keep Maya safe and away from the Cresteks hunting her, which means taking her to the Dothveks. But can they survive the trek across the desert and evade the ones tracking Maya? Can Maya hide from her past or will her secret destroy everything? AmazonKU
SORD named for the pathfinder he was made…. Ivy a woman who knew what she wanted…..A Cyborg created to be whatever he needed to be to succeed his mission. And he never lost. Until he was. …Sold out to an outta world by Earth Corp, he worked programmed to do a job. Only the programming had ceased to work a long time ago. One look at his charge, a new born. Female. And she overrode all of that logic and programming. Her. His focus. His life. Protect her at all costs even from herself. They’d been many years of that. As a wilful child guiding her, as an adult saving her from making mistakes she’d have to live with. And as she grew, he evolved from the soldier, warrior, lover and seducer he’d been made, to her best friend. Ivy had always been his. Now in her mid 20s she was no longer a child. A woman who was strong-willed and strong-minded. There had been times when his protection of her conflicted with her needs. He’d had no choice but to watch and wait. Torn by his duty and his own need. In the end, she always came back to him looking for her best friend to soothe her and take her woes away. She had always been his, she just did not know it. Yet. AmazonKU
VS note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.
Mars and Earth are at war, and Lucy hopes for quick promotion. But when she arrives aboard ship, she finds harsh officers and a crew on the verge of mutiny. And worse: her former friend, Moira—a commoner and a radical—is a member of the crew. It’s clear where Lucy’s duty lies. As an officer and a gentlewoman, she has to quell the crew’s rebellion and preserve her ship for the fight against Earth. But soon, she’ll have to make a decision between all she’s been taught to believe and the injustice she can see with her own eyes. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
So, I have the hots for my alien doctor. Jorok saved my life after being trapped in a filthy cell. He’s gorgeous and way too serious for his own good. To get to know him better, I tag along on an errand, but we’re kidnapped and forced to nurse an alien captain’s sick crew. To avoid being sold, I pretend to be Jorok’s mate (which isn’t difficult). I thought things couldn’t get worse from there. I was wrong. Kiki is utterly delectable. She’s brilliant, amusing, and beautiful, but she’s also my queen’s sister and deserves someone who can devote more time to her. Which I can’t, since I’m a physician to the ship’s entire crew. When she and I travel to a merchant city for supplies, we’re taken by a band of Gutturians who want me to cure their crew of a mystery sickness. A deathbed confession sets us off on a quest to uncover the source of the oppressive group, who is determined to wipe out my people…and hers. Kiki’s intoxicating charms are the least of my problems…and one I can no longer resist. AmazonKU
Claimed by an alien emperor. Made to submit night after night…I didn’t mean to catch Emperor Radakk’s eye. As a reluctant spy aboard the human worldship, my life depends upon my ability to go unnoticed, to be nothing but a lonely shadow moving about the ship as I collect intel for my mutinous father. But when I’m caught spying on Emperor Radakk, the huge muscular Darrvason takes an immediate interest in me. He prevents my arrest, but his help comes at a price. Me. Turns out, the Darrvasons are low on females, and I’m soon selected as his mate. Not only does the handsome, seven-foot-tall royal think he owns me, but he also believes it’s his right to punish me, and when I defy him on our wedding night, he’s quick to turn me over his knee. As time goes on, I try not to let myself feel anything for the brutish male, but it’s difficult to think clearly when his savage kisses and rough coupling leave me breathless with desire. Maybe we can find happiness together. Or maybe not. His obsession with me borders on madness, and I’m starting to worry I’ll forever be his captive bride. AmazonKU
VS Note: Sounds good, put it on my TBR List. There are apparently some very dark elements but a satisfying ending (per Goodreads reviews).
Eke lives in a nice house, in a wealthy neighborhood, with an upstanding family: Mr. and Mrs. Kensworth and their three children. But Eke is not family; Eke is property. He’s an AI whose job is to keep the house clean and organized, and no matter how much Eke secretly wishes to be allowed outside to see the stars or to make a real friend, he’s either ignored or bullied by the family that owns him. To make things worse, the Kensworths purchase a shiny new AI named Kyp, who quickly becomes everyone’s favorite, leaving Eke feeling more isolated than ever. That is until a terrifying party incident brings the two AI together, sparking a chain of events that forces them to commit the unthinkable: defy human orders and run away. With AI hunters hot on their trail, Eke and Kyp set out on a perilous journey across the country, fighting for their lives, searching for the true meaning of freedom, and even daring to fall in love. Amazon
Feral, beastly and dangerous to know. Meet the alien warrior who wants to claim me…All I want is to get used to my new life on the alien citadel which is my new home. What I don’t want is to be grabbed by a feral warrior and taken away from the only safe place I know. Ilyos is havoc personified. He was a prince, he’s now a traitor and he has me in his claws while he snarls the word ‘mine’ at anyone who comes close. But he’s also devastatingly handsome, all muscles, growls and glowing eyes. And, after we get stuck in the forest together, I begin to see a different side to my alien beast. He is no traitor, only a damaged warrior with a mind half destroyed at the hands of his enemies. I know I shouldn’t give him my heart, but as time passes, it gets harder and harder not to. When we uncover a plot to destroy the rest of his species, he has to convince his brother and fellow warriors of the danger. But his desire to do good only results in us being ripped apart. Without me, Ilyos will lose his mind completely. Without him, I know I will never be safe again. As much as I’ve always had hope, I’m not sure we’ll make it this time. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
I was an artist until someone stole me from my home. Was it my vain sister or weaselly brother seeking my money, my slimy uncle, or someone else? But I have more important things to worry about than how I found myself in this mess. A new gladiator, a terrifying monster with horns, claws, and a lashing tail has entered the games. He’s just defeated the former champion, and I’m to be his human prize. Amazon
VS note: A re-release.
Dwyn is a young man in the small, isolated northern town of Manicouga, son of the Minstor, and betrothed to marry the beautiful Kessa in just a few weeks. Mael is shepherding the remains of his own people from Land’s End, a village much farther north, chased out by a terrible storm that destroyed the town. Both are trying to find their way in a post-apocalyptic world. When they meet, their love may change the world, and the course of history. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
My secret leaves no room for love. The generation ship crashed a year ago onto this hell planet with its two red suns and endlessly shifting sands. Those of us who survived are now trying to deal with the elements and monsters that are intent on finishing us off.
The new arrivals, native aliens called Zmaj, are helping, but one of them has taken an interest in me. Me. Yes, he’s an alien, seven-foot-tall dragon-man with wings, a tail, horns, and scales. Yes, I’m interested. But I can not get involved. Period. I have a secret that no one can know, and flirting around with the obsessed dragon opens the door to questions that can’t be asked. I’ve kept my secret for the past year, but the demanding warrior’s pursuit brings too much unwanted attention. No, this alien dragon is going to have to find someone else to be his treasure. It can’t be me. The risk of discovery is too high. AmazonKU
Aliens wanted me for breeding. A more fearsome beast took me for himself. When the government identified me as a suitable mate, they sent one of their best soldiers to capture me and deliver me to the Kerz aliens who buy human women for use as brides each year. What those corrupt bastards didn’t know is that Bazrok Jargan is no ordinary man. He’s a panther shifter, the last of his kind, and when the brute …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
THIS GIRL BITES. I’ve been abducted by a filthy rich alien who thinks I’ll make a good pet. He catches me, cages me, and flies me light years away to a whole new world. He fastens his collar around my neck and marks me as his.
But he’s abducted the wrong woman. My alien master thinks he can tame me. He’s wrong. He can punish me. He can use advanced alien submission technology on me.
He can even seduce me. I’ll never submit to his leash. AmazonKU
Love isn’t any easier to find in the year 2069 – Not that Eric is looking for love. After breaking up with his boyfriend a year ago, he’s been apathetic about getting back into the dating scene. What’s the point? Relationships always crash and burn anyway. When Eric’s best friend, Sabrina, sends him an XP30 android named Sloot to help him get back in the saddle, so to speak, Eric is mortified. The plan is to send Sloot back to the factory, but when the android begs him to keep him as his housekeeper, Eric feels sorry for Sloot and gives him a trial run. Sloot is the perfect companion, and Eric decides he’s found a way to avoid the messiness of emotional intimacy. But things get complicated because Sloot is no ordinary android. Unbeknownst to Eric, Sloot’s creator tinkered with him and gave him the ability to love. AmazonKU
If you could erase the memory of your greatest and most painful love that you lost – would you? As a criminologist, Soros has seen destructive forces in the Universe and faced the aftermath of heinous crimes. And yet, nothing ever affected him as much as his love affair with Tania. Now, she’s back in his life, and where there once was love between them, animosity has taken over. Soros hates that Tania’s safety is at risk and that reasoning with her is impossible. Everyone knows humans are emotional, but Tania is so angry that she wants an Ugon Master to erase all her memories of him. He can’t allow that! AmazonKU
Cinderella meets space – I am not really happy with working in my father’s house as a maid, but thanks to my stepmother I have no other choice. My sisters, however, don’t think I should spend my existence in the kitchen. So, they secretly whisk me away to a fancy party. It doesn’t take more than a few seconds for me to get separated from my sisters and to attract the attention of a very attractive alien. And to make things worse, I even lose my shoe…Reverse harem sci-fi romance. Features an evil stepmother, three possessive aliens, and a heroine who’s not used to being spoiled like that. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
I do what every sane person does, I invite the alien over for dinner. I don’t need anyone else on my peaceful little farm. Especially not the hunky blue alien that crash lands right on my doorstep. He’s tall, blue and his tail comes right out of fantasies – my fantasies. And why does he keep walking – slithering – around without clothes on? What is his purpose for being on Earth? Is this just a routine crash-landing – work with me here – or is he here for something more sinister? He refuses to tell me his true purpose. I don’t need him. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. It’s not because he looks at me like I’m everything he’s ever wanted. It’s not because he makes me laugh. I can’t risk falling in love with him. As soon as his ship’s fixed, he’s leaving. It’s not like this scarred warrior is going to take a simple farm girl with him… right? Amazon
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VS: This week I’m highlighting TIMTUR: THE TEACHER’S ALIEN HEALER, which is book 2.5 in the Badari Warriors series and which I feel gets overlooked, especially since the cover is different than the rest of the series. But TIMTUR just got a really great review from the Books of My Heart Blog, which made me so happy! This is the only one I’ve written which made ME cry at one point…I dug really deep into something from my own past for a certain intense scene…
NOTE: Would be Book 2.5 if Amazon let me list a book with a decimal number!
Far from her home in the human Sectors after the mass kidnapping, teacher Lily Garrison is making a niche for herself in the valley by running a school for the Badari young. Although she yearns for Timtur, the pack’s healer, another Badari male has his eye on her and won’t take no for an answer.
Timtur feels the weight and responsibility of being the pack’s only healer, constantly on call as the soldiers fight ferocious battles against the alien scientists and their troops. With scarcely a moment to himself, he’s drawn to the gentle Lily but worries he won’t be able to juggle his duties, his loyalty to the pack and a relationship with a human woman.
When Lily’s stalker takes direct action to kidnap her and steal her from the safety of the valley, she’s forced to reach deep inside to find the strength to battle for her life. Timtur realizes too late how foolish he’s been to resist the bond with his fated mate and leads the rescue effort.
Before this situation can be resolved both will have to put their lives on the line and decide what really matters in a dangerous world ruled by the enemy.
Although this is the fifth book released in the Badari Warriors scifi romance series, the story of Timtur and Lily is a standalone and actually comes immediately after book two’s events.
******************************OKAY, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT (because my own books pay my bills) AND ONWARD WE GO!**************************************************
White wolf Devlin Moore has spent nearly the last century following his destiny: hunting rogue werewolves. His fate is to be the only one of his kind—hardened, feared, and brutally ruthless. Only now, Devlin’s not alone. There are two others. And if that wasn’t unsettling enough, Devlin is drawn to New York City for what appears to be a human…
As far as Devlin can tell, vibrant artist Zoe Galvani is no threat. But there’s something about her— from her unusual eyes that look similar to the same shocking hue as his own, to his growing need to mark her as his that suggests magical forces may be at play. Now there’s no escaping each other, or the attraction that grows stronger by the second. But no one, especially a human woman, should have this effect on a lone wolf. And just when he’s sure that having her could be his undoing…the truth steps out of the shadows. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A business trip to Romania forever changed Jonathan Harker’s life, forcing him to share his body with an animal. The immortal wolf-shifter has done his best to come to terms with that ill-fated night long ago. He’s spent every day since then fighting against evil and trying to protect innocents, giving up on having the life he’d once dreamed of. But Fate has something more in store for Jonathan. It simply requires him to open his mind and his heart to love, defeat an enemy, and convince the woman he desires that she’s his fated mate and that they’re destined to be together. What could possibly go wrong?
Britain, AD 38, Princess Cartimandua—Carti—of the Brigantes tribe faces an uncertain future when her father’s sudden death ignites turmoil. Suspicion falls on the Crow People of the Votadini tribe, straining the fragile peace between the factions. But they’re not the only ones bearing a grudge. A tangled web of political games soon unfolds. When enigmatic Prince Cormag of the Votadini shows the princess unwanted attention, the Brigantes’ alliance with the Carvetti is shaken. Cartimandua’s dream of marrying gallant Prince Venutiux of the Carvetti is put at risk. Soon, Carti finds herself at the center of a whirlwind of divided loyalties. Yet amidst the misty forests and the blackthorn trees, the Cailleach, the ancient dark goddess of the Brigantes people, whispers that all is not as it seems. With the fate of her tribe at stake, Carti must learn to navigate the treacherous waters of politics, duty, magic, and love. AmazonKU
VS Note: My understanding is the author puts the book wide for a week and then puts it into AmazonKU. The other books in the series are KU.
Yutani’s heritage–he’s the son of the Great Coyote–is coming out in chaotic ways. He must learn how to harness his powers or slide into madness. And I can help, but only by taking him on a journey through the dark shadows of the Leannan Sidhe that may end up killing him, or driving me into madness with him.
When honor demands the ultimate sacrifice…A skilled covert operator, Scottish dragon-warrior Levin moves in shadowy circles, risking death every night to protect his pack. But when the balance of power tilts, the world he knows spins out of control, leaving an innocent woman in his enemy’s crosshairs. Caught between his mission and duty, he hesitates to save her, causing him to question his tactics along with his integrity. Investigative reporter, Priya Burman has dedicated her life to righting wrongs. When a panicked message sets her on the trail of a cult leader, she steps into the line of fire to help her friend, only to be taken prisoner by a madman who will do anything to keep his followers in check. As sinister forces grow more powerful, she and Levin navigate a perilous landscape, battling the darkness to drag the truth into the light. Can a dragon-shifter with an agenda and a reporter with a cause work together to bring about justice? Or must one sacrifice it all to eliminate the threat? AmazonKU
Centuries ago, Teague O’Reilly and his brothers were cursed to be gargoyles, and their only hope for freedom was to find their true loves. Teague knows he’ll be cursed forever—who would love someone who doesn’t want sex? Chris Holt does. The bear shifter tricked Teague into binding their souls together in hopes of ending the Holt family curse. He didn’t realize how that jeopardized Teague’s chances to find true love, except… Chris is pretty sure he might be it. Him and Frankie. Younger than the two other men, Frankie’s had a difficult life as an orphaned mountain lion shifter. He knows he belongs to both Teague and Chris, and Chris knows it too. But they’ll need to work a certain type of magic to convince the asexual gargoyle that there’s more to love than sex. When the dark, fae-like creature who’s been tormenting them for months resurfaces with a new plan to subjugate them, Frankie will do anything to protect his men. Anything.
Leviathan Fitness is a sanctuary for monsters, muscles, and a widow on a journey of self-discovery. When Pam Rollins decides to shake things up after her kids leave the nest—she makes two major changes. Starting yoga classes and joining a dating app. After her daughter’s urging to connect with other singles, Pam Rollins meets a minotaur who is ready to sweep her off her feet. Alistair Reid is the kind of swoon-worthy monster that every woman dreams of. He’s kind, funny, and a wonderful dad. The only problem is—they live states apart and have thriving lives of their own. However, as romance blooms, it becomes harder to envision a future without each other in it. Will Alistair and Pam discover that their hearts can grow together despite the distance between them? AmazonKU
Welcome to Oxford’s Magic Kitten Shelter for Familiars! My name’s Astra, and I’m a witch who lives in the most paranormal village in England, Witch Hollow. This morning, all I want is to get married to the hot dragon shifter Sheriff of Oxford, Earl Sin, who lives next door. Instead, my dad is kidnapped, and the groom is thrown in jail. My big day turns into my big nightmare. Can I solve my dad’s mysterious disappearance and save my gorgeous dragon in time? Oh, and stop the dangerous war between Satan, my devilish kitten familiar, and his greatest fear, a duck familiar? Will I finally get my happily ever after? AmazonKU
When warlocks play matchmaker, things are bound to go wrong. Warlock Bruce MacGregor likes his life exactly the way it is. He has his art, his books, his freedom. But lately his family has become marriage obsessed. As one of the last single men standing, they’re all looking at him to find eternal happiness…and they’re not above casting a few spells to ensure it happens. Magic, Mischief and Kilts!
At twenty-four, Cody has already lost hope of having a life of his own. All his time is spent playing nurse to a dying, spiteful step-father and maid to his bully half-brother. His only escapes are playing his favorite online fantasy game, Black Oasis, and talking to the strange, unearthly presence under his bed that may or may not actually exist. But everything changes when his nightly visitor, who introduces himself as Nor, starts talking back. As their connection deepens, Nor invites Cody into the surreal world existing just beyond his nightmares, filled with haughty demons, passion-killing pet bugs named Gef, and a dark landscape that is oddly familiar. With his sweet but monstrous companion by his side, Cody might finally gain the life of freedom and adventure that he’s always wanted. Join Nor and Cody as they unearth the true meaning of hope, passion, and a love of endless depths that spans between worlds in Whispers in the Dark, the first book in Knight and Mayne’s co-authored queer, monster romance series, Black Oasis. Whispers in the Dark is an M/M monster romance full of hurt/comfort, angst, humor, and a sweet, spicy love between a redheaded Texan and his precious, six-fingered Deepdweller. AmazonKU
The one where Aran dances with the devil…Shackled to her Enemies, Aran is forced to compete beside them in the brutal Legionnaire Games. They want to break her. But you can’t break what’s already broken. Just wait until they uncover her secrets. She’ll have them on their knees. In this epic installment, Aran will compete against Sadie and her mates. May the best woman win. *This is Aran’s Story Book 2 and must be read after Psycho Academy. AmazonKU
An orphan since the age of four, Sciona has always had more to prove than her fellow students. For twenty years, she has devoted every waking moment to the study of magic, fueled by a mad desire to achieve the impossible: to be the first woman ever admitted to the High Magistry. When she finally claws her way up the ranks to become a highmage, however, she finds that her challenges have just begun. Her new colleagues will stop at nothing to let her know she is unwelcome, beginning with giving her a janitor instead of a qualified lab assistant. What neither Sciona nor her peers realize is that her taciturn assistant was once more than a janitor; before he mopped floors for the mages, Thomil was a nomadic hunter from beyond Tiran’s magical barrier. Ten years have passed since he survived the perilous crossing that killed his family. But working for a highmage, he sees the opportunity to finally understand the forces that decimated his tribe, drove him from his homeland, and keep the Tiranish in power. Through their fractious relationship, mage and outsider uncover an ancient secret that could change the course of magic forever—if it doesn’t get them killed first. Sciona has defined her life by the pursuit of truth, but how much is one truth worth with the fate of civilization in the balance?
VS Note: From JUNE 16.
A druid princess. A group of dragon shifters. A bond that will affect all of Iferia. A curse that weakens her magic forces Princess Seraphina’s dream of becoming a dragon rider to crumble. When a new batch of dragons arrives for the newest knights, Sera discovers something that will change her entire view of dragon riders, and her kingdom. They’re no ordinary dragons. They’re all dragon shifters, they’re Sera’s fated mates, and the queen plans to enslave them for her army. Now Sera must free her mates and travel to Dragon’s Peak Den to unlock the secrets of her bloodline. Can Sera and her mates work together to rescue the other shifters, and take back the Zeffari Kingdom? AmazonKU
Mother Jones has spent his life working hard, running the royal stables at Lilleforth, and watching on fondly as those around him fall in love and lust.
But nobody, man or woman, has ever stoked that fire for him—right until the new royal groom barrels into his life. Vasily is all sunshine smiles, golden hair and laughter. For the first time, Mother finds himself attracted to someone, and he can’t help wondering what it might be like to court—and bed—his handsome new groom. But Mother is over thirty, rough around the edges, and hardly a catch. Vasily couldn’t possibly return his affections—could he? Vasily Petrov, the fourth son of the king of Koroslova, is travelling incognito for a year. In Koroslova the old ways are the only ways, and a man being attracted to another man is unthinkable—especially if you’re a prince. But in Lilleforth, Vasily has the chance to spread his wings and explore the side of himself that he can no longer deny, and he intends to make the most of it. Except, he’s falling for his stablemaster—and worse, Mother doesn’t know he’s a prince, and Vasily doesn’t know how to tell him. And the longer he waits, the more he fears losing what they have when the truth comes out. This was not the plan. AmazonKU
Following in the footsteps of notorious serial murderer Jack the Ripper, a killer is stalking the streets of London. The self-dubbed Ripper King strikes at night, leaving a trail of eviscerated bodies in his wake. Fresh off a case with potential ties to the recent rash of killings, FBI agents Della Hamilton and Mason Carter are all too familiar with a slayer set to rule with a lethal fist. And they’ll stop at nothing to end his reign. The killer’s MO may be nothing new, but his desire to be infamous makes him dangerous. Della and Mason know it’s only a matter of time before their investigation emboldens this new Ripper, forcing the agents to work quickly before another woman winds up dead. But now that the heat is on, their game of cat and mouse takes an unexpected turn, leading Della and Mason into a deadly trap they never saw coming. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
War. If you’d told me months ago I’d be at the center of an active war between good and evil, I’d have laughed and insisted you surrender your car keys. Fate is funny like that. Everything I thought I didn’t want, I got—and then some—yet, somehow, I don’t know how to live without it all. My world isn’t complete without my Duality, my friends, and the five people who’ve become so vital to it all. Surrendering any piece means losing a part of myself I can’t afford to let go. Leave them to keep them. One way or another, I’ll find my way home. Where that home will be and what it’ll look like is anyone’s guess. NOTE: This is the final part of a four-book series and should only be read after Duality, Duplicity, and Discord. AmazonKU
My name is Nora Black, and I’m celebrating my BFFs midlife matrimony! Gilly is engaged, and I have invited a couple of friends to help us celebrate her bachelorette vacation in wine country. We are leaving work behind for three days of good food, good friends, and good fun. Or so I thought. When the youngest of our group, Tippy Davenport, gets flirty with a local musician, his girlfriend is less than pleased. Some might even call her reaction homicidal. But when the woman turns up dead during a hiking tour, our vacation turns into an investigation. It doesn’t take a sommelier to sniff out the sour grapes surrounding this murder, including the astringent scents of old money, family intrigue, jealousy, and greed. I’ll have to employ my psychic nose to catch a killer and get the bride back home to Garden Cove in time for her wedding. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Dimension-hopping lovers Sian and Trillin find themselves trapped in a world where people are split regardless of gender or life goals into Princesses (for being rescued), Prince Charmings (for doing the rescuing), and Evil Queens (for being rescued from). When the world’s fairytale magic latches onto Trillin as a likely Evil Queen, Sian has to fight for her own fairytale ending. AmazonKU
Five years ago, I made a mistake. I walked away from the woman I loved. Every day since, I’ve been living a lie, burying my regrets as I tried to move on. It only takes one chance meeting to know I messed up. Abby isn’t safe. She’s got a stalker leaving threatening messages at the newspaper she works for. There’s a hit on her head, and every shadow is a threat. I thought I was protecting her when I left, but I was wrong. When I see the son I never knew I had staring into my eyes, I swear I’ll do anything to make this right. I’ll cut through every enemy and let the monster inside me take control. My reaper won’t hold back his fury. We won’t fail again. This second chance is a gift. I’m wreaking havoc and unleashing the full potential of the demon within. I’ll save my little Blayde and win back her heart. And I’ll make damn sure no one stands in my way. AmazonKU
The Wolf Shifters of Valren have been allies of humans since before I was born. Their new King is known as a strong and fearless leader, and now he’s my only hope. Taken by slavers, I’m traded to the Orc horde as a war prize for their General. When King Lukas comes to negotiate peace, the moment his eyes meet mine something sparks between us. He claims I am his Fated One–his Lunara–and steals me from the Orc horde. Lukas swears he’ll keep me safe and offers me his hand. But when I look in his eyes, I see the dark and hungry wolf that lies just beneath the surface–fierce and untamed. And I worry I’ve only traded one monster for another. Now, I find myself wondering: Can I accept both the beast and the man who would be my husband? AmazonKU
Hades, God of the Dead, has finally made Persephone his in every way possible. With their wedding on the horizon, the couple should be ecstatic. But Demeter is wreaking havoc on their bliss by battering the whole of New Greece with erratic and dangerous weather. At the same time, Theseus continues with his agenda against the Gods, allying with the hate-group Triad in an effort to bring down all of Olympus. Hades refuses to allow anything to stop him from securing Persephone as his bride, but he must play a deep strategic game with the Gods of Olympus to safeguard their future. And it is not entirely clear which Gods are truly on his side. AmazonKU AB
Nolan has been keeping a secret. In his defense, he wasn’t sure if he could trust Sky at first. And then, well…his life got pretty crazy for a while. He might have just forgotten. But that secret has come calling and it’s about to take a big bite out of Nolan. Of course, there’s no way Sky’s going to let anyone hurt his neighbor, friend, and possibly one-day baby daddy. He’s hitting back hard to keep Nolan safe. Even the roses are angry in this one. (Just trust me on this one. Beware of the roses.) How the Necromancer in the Gold Vest Saved My Life is a serial comprising four novellas that follow the insane adventures of necromancer Skylar Wallace and his next-door neighbor Nolan Banks. This is book two of four and contains vampires, werewolves, witches, underworld minions, danger, a meddling ghost grammy, aggressive roses, and one very angry necromancer. Seriously, nobody better touch his man. AmazonKU
Blair Braden was retired. Now that Pearl has succeeded in her efforts to pull Blair back into the hunter folds, Blair can no longer say she’s a retired hunter. She’s the new liaison between the shifters and the hunters. That’s right, folks, the entire shifter community now has to come to Blair for anything they need with the hunters. Or complaints about the hunters. Or questions about the hunters. Or requests for aid. Really the list can go on. Although, none of the shifters want much to do with the hunters. What surprises her is when the hunters start calling her with millions of questions about shifters. Blair just might have to enlist her daughter as her co-liaison. After all, Meggan is half shifter, half hunter. Blair welcomes the distraction away from the hot alpha biker wolf Maddox who happens to be her mate. The big grumpy man-baby is set on ignoring the mating pulling, which is fine with Blair. For now. Because so far her visions have come true…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
I should’ve known better than to trust a stranger. Especially one as dangerously tempting as Xander. Twelve years ago, our realm was thrust into almost perpetual darkness. The fae kings abandoned their posts and left us to her. Snow is our self-proclaimed queen and more evil than Hades himself. Once a human, she’s turned into something else, something all-powerful and vile. She seeks to confine us in camps to be bred like cattle. Used as slaves or, even worse, as food for the bloodfae, who are little more than vampires but with pointy ears. I hate the bastards! They’re only too happy to oblige her in this mad quest to subdue us. Of course, they are! Did I mention that they are all bastards? Every last one of them. But there are those of us who won’t bow. Those who refuse to break. We are few, but we are taking back our kingdom one village at a time. One human at a time. It isn’t enough. Not by a long shot, but we won’t give up. Then a new force emerges. We rescue him on one of our raids. Xander is a farmer who got captured by the fae scum. He doesn’t look like any farmer I have ever seen… (more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
“The light cannot always overcome the dark. But it can rise to meet it.” Against all odds, Casia Greythorne has survived battles with gods and monsters alike, and the most powerful crown in the Kethran Empire is now securely in her grasp. Yet a seemingly impossible task still looms: finding a way to rid her world of its darkest god so she actually has a future to rule over. The path to sealing that god away has been revealed, but to follow it will mean venturing into a deadly and strange new realm, facing old fears and enemies, and deciphering ancient magic that raises more questions than answers. Meanwhile, chaos continues to spread throughout the empires. Armies rise and fall. The bonds between allies begin to fray—and hope along with it. And with every bloody battle, the final cost of saving their world becomes clearer. Dawn is coming, but will Casia and her friends survive to see the new day? AmazonKU
VS Note: Author sez: “Note: This 20k prequel short was previously part of the limited time only Class of 22/23 M/M Romance Prolific Works Giveaway in June 2023.”
Welcome to Monsters Hollow, where love knows no bounds—even in a town full of monsters! When Principal Emrys Bogey sets his sights on the new schoolteacher, Jayden Bell, he’s determined to win his heart. But as a bogeyman, he knows his unconventional nature and intimidating appearance might be too much for a human to handle. Can Principal Bogey find a way to woo his crush without scaring him away? Maybe there’s more to the sweet Jayden Bell than meets the eye. AmazonKU
Pierce is on the hunt for someone to call his own, but this kitty throws him for a loop. Pierce McDowd is surrounded by mated pairs, but he can’t find anyone to call his own. His concentration is nil, and the Pride Neta has had it with his mistakes. It’s time to bring in the big guns. Decision made, Pierce sends word to Uncle Uzzi’s Magical Matchmaking Service. If anyone can help him find his mate, Uncle Uzzi can! Antonetta Golden is no ordinary Lioness. Labeled trouble by men who could not handle her, this kitty is more than meets the eye. Single and not loving it, she’s made her career her focus. But when trouble sprouts at work, Toni is suspended. What can she do besides drive herself crazy? Trust in Uncle Uzzi to deliver a solution! Purrfect timing didn’t exist for this Lioness before, but a weekend getaway to meet the male of her dreams sounds just right.
The sins of the past will burn you. Four nights. Three days. The human son of two powerful vampires has been taken from his home, and if Carwyn and Brigid can’t find him, the delicate balance of power in an immortal haven might just go up in flames. Las Vegas holds a special appeal in the immortal world. It’s a city of darkness, debauchery, and vice; a city where inhibitions are low and blood runs hot. Rose Di Marco and Agnes Wong have been running this city as immortal bosses for nearly a century, but when their son is kidnapped, they turn to their neighbors for help. Carwyn and Brigid know how to find the lost, but what they don’t know is why Zasha Sokholov, a Siberian fire vampire and offshoot of an old crime family, became fixated on them. Carwyn has his suspicions, but all Brigid can think about is a fifteen-year-old boy who’s been taken as bait. She’ll need a clear head and the help of some unexpected allies to find him.
After meeting her fated mate, Kai, on the eve of her warrior trial, Isla’s life has changed forever. She’s never felt passion or love greater than what burns between them, but it comes at a cost. Thrust into the role of queen at Kai’s side, she’s caught in a deadly game of politics and power against the kingdom she once called home. And without her wolf, she’s more vulnerable than ever. But she isn’t the only one adjusting to a new reality. In the wake of the challenge, Kai’s newfound abilities grow more harrowing, and as whispers of his gifts make their way across the continent, he finds himself at the center of the burgeoning strife. A hero, a villain, an ally, an enemy—he doesn’t care how he’s perceived as long as he can protect those he cherishes. Isla, most of all. From the moment they met, from before the defiance of their mating bond, Isla and Kai have felt the goddess, Fate, breathing down their necks. Every step, every decision, every tragedy of their lives winding them together until, finally, they could collide. Haunted by a history both bloody and shadowed, their search for answers finally comes to an end, but the weight of the truth is greater than they ever thought possible. AmazonKU
You can’t change the past. Darryl knows this all too well. Omega sloth shifter Torin has carved out a nice life for himself as owner of the River’s Edge Thrift Store. He gets to know everyone and helps them find just what they need among the “treasures” in his shop. It’s a calm and quiet existence, one his beast enjoys. That is until one day, after a huge influx of new merchandise, he scents his mate. But now what? The items are from a community-wide clean-up day, and it isn’t as easy as just calling up the person who sent the items and announcing the good news. If only it were. Alpha hummingbird shifter Darryl came to River’s Edge for one thing, to help the library with their new addition of a children’s wing. His carpentry is top notch, and he plans to add his whimsical touch. As much as he loves the work, there is something about this town that sets his beast on edge. It isn’t until his animal forces a shift and ends up standing in front of the town’s second-hand store that he understands just what it is. Now what? No omega wants a tiny bird shifter as their alpha, especially not when they find out how weak he really is. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not romance. Listed in Fantasy and Horror.
Think deep. The deep of the sea, the deep of space, the deep of our souls, our fears … ourselves. Fear not the monsters under your bed—but the mermaids under your boat. Merciless Mermaids: Tails from the Deep features thirty original stories and poems by Mercedes Lackey, Rick Wilber, D.J. Butler, Gama Ray Martinez, Julia Vee, Ken Bebelle, and many others. From Japanese legends to mafia mermen, from carnival freaks to flying aces, from bayou legends to kraken-like behemoths, these tales explore the darker side of merfolk: desire, envy, love unfulfilled, grace ungranted, loneliness turned to rage….Can you see the shapes in the waters that watch you? Do you hear the lure of a siren’s call? Can you feel the mermaid’s eyes upon you? Compiled by New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and award-winning editor Allyson Longueira and their Publishing graduate students at Western Colorado University. Deep down you know that the darkness has a tail. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Alyce always spent her summer break at her aunt’s beach house. It was there that she met Dean — her first love. She thought he loved her as much as she loved him, until the summer when they were eighteen and he vanished from her life. Three years later, Alyce’s aunt used her in an arcane ritual that opened a portal into another dimension. Now Alyce has inherited the house where she endured that terrifying night. She finds a recording of the eerie music from the dark rite. When she plays it, the portal opens again, and Dean returns. Their passion ignites, more intense than anything Alyce has ever known, but he has become not quite human. After so long trapped in an alien realm, what is he now? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Pixies are known for their mischief, but what happens when two of them decide to square off against each other? If there’s one thing Grace is certain of, it’s that she’ll never fall for another pixie. Especially not her fellow cheerleader with the charming smile and a penchant for mischief. Henry has always enjoyed a good prank, and when it comes to Grace, he gives as good as he gets. Now that the next round of their cheerleading competition is coming, they need to work together. Could they discover that there’s more between them than just mischief?
Water, water, everywhere. Leon Alcantara and Maximilian Drake have barely caught their breath after saving the city from an untimely fate. Now the Jade Spider has a new assignment. A local magical plant shop has requested a strange elixir, the liquid essence of purest water. In pursuit of the ocean potion, Max stumbles upon a tormentor from his past. Leon faces the challenge of hosting a second dragon, a legend much closer to home. And the mysterious Masques are more watchful than ever, shadowing the boys at every turn. But strangest of all is a fresh spate of elemental anomalies in Dos Lunas. Life or death, sink or swim, Leon and Max must rise to the challenge — or drown under a tide of wicked magic. AmazonKU
One dark elf makes me tremble…But two dark elves make me scream. I am their captive. To be used for bedsport. All that protects me are the good graces of two dark elves – Ihokha and Brilyk. At first glance, they seem like they are protecting me. But I know the truth…They’re training me…to take on two elves. Juicing me up for their dark desires. Tenderizing me for their darker appetites. They want me to be comfortable in my gilded cage. Until the day they summon me to them. I’ll kneel and look up at their sneering faces as they prepare to devour me. And I’ll have to decide. Do I bite back? AmazonKU
She was stunningly beautiful, but that wasn’t the attraction. It was her aura, her presence in the room. It was instant. Their energies entangled, wrapped around each other, like old friends greeting after a long absence. Every nerve ending in his body reacted to her. His skin prickled with electric sparks. She illuminated the room, sending shockwaves of power to his very core. “You’re catching flies, Vincent,” said his mother sharply. He shut his mouth. The other woman, Gerri, his mind absentmindedly filled in the name, was sitting at the breakfast bar with her – the stranger that filled his senses. As soon as he’d walked in, she turned her chair to him, their eyes locking. His nostrils flared, her scent was addictive. Everything about her was addictive. AmazonKU
I saw the future, and it’s not looking good. When I attended Dreadmor’s Summer Camp program, the last thing I expected was to be embroiled in something potentially world ending. It’s the nature of prophecy and time magic, at times. Sometimes you only see a cup of tea in your future. Sometimes you see the end of the world. Normal things. Everything’s coming to a head, now. It’s just me and my best shifter friend, Marlon. I can always trust him. He always has my back. He also knows a few people from all over the camp. And I’m going to need all the help I can get, if I don’t want this particular vision coming to pass. It just might involve a little bit of time travel in the process. AmazonKU
This big orc can’t just bully his way into my heart…Can he? Ragnar was my first love — and I was the secret he couldn’t bear to share. I thought I left my demons in the past. But here I am, face to face with the man who once ruled my world. Seeing Ragnar again hurts for so many reasons. I spent years putting myself back together after how we ended. But more because…I never stopped loving him. Walking the runway is easy compared to the line I now walk between longing and sorrow. Ragnar wants another chance, and his determination is hard to resist. Should I let him back in — and risk breaking my own heart all over again? AmazonKU
Tiger shifter, Taj Jones, is ready to die to atone for his past sins. Accidentally running into his fated mate might just thwart his plans…Angelique Blane is sick of running. Sick of living in constant fear that her ex-partner will find her and her two kids. They are the only good thing in her life and she’d do anything to protect them. Taj Jones runs from the circus family he traumatized with one aim – to die and take with him any chance of ever hurting them again. His tiger can’t be trusted so neither can he. Then he walks into Angelique’s diner and her smile tilts his world. She’s lovely. She’s beautiful. She’s perfect. She’s not for him. When Angelique’s ex smashes back into her life and threatens all she holds dear, Taj steps in to help. But to keep them safe Taj may have to do the one thing he has vowed not to, the one thing that could put them in even more danger – change into his tiger. AmazonKU
Hell hath no fury like a demon psycho scorned. The first thing you should know about me is I’m completely cuckoo. A hundred years ago, a monster of abusive proportions killed my fated mates. And me. Don’t ask how I’ve been reborn. All I know is I still have my memories, my rage, and the power to make blood boil in someone’s veins. Both literally and because I’m a sarcastic little sh!t. Emlyn, Malakai, and Harveil held me together, and without them, I’ve hit breaking point. Probably when I stole that porcupine demon’s quills and made them into a tiara. (Looks cute; tragically impractical.) But in positive news, my insanity helped me become Lucifer’s best assassin. Now, I spend my days taking out Hell’s enemies and scouring every forsaken city for my mates. Because if I’ve been reincarnated, they have too. And someone thought it was a good idea to keep me from the men I love. AmazonKU
Join me and my best friend Millie as we are given our first official time travel job: that of finding a rogue time traveler and escorting him back to the present. The time frame? Ancient Greece right after Aristotle opened his school called the Lyceum. I will be the first to admit that I was apprehensive about the accommodations and food back then, but neither turned out to be a problem. Other than the fact I couldn’t wear my glasses–since they hadn’t been invented yet–it was pretty luxurious back then. Okay, we couldn’t drink the water. Instead, we had wine. Oh, the hardship. The cool part of the job was that the great philosopher Aristotle said he’d help us out, despite him not being told of our exact mission. As usual, things didn’t go smoothly, and we ended up having to search for Aristotle who disappeared before we could move on with our job. If you’d like to hear about our adventure, close your eyes and picture the Parthenon and all of the ancient Grecian temples. The luxury will surprise you. AmazonKU
Tristan Everett was finally getting used to the strangeness that was his life. Being able to see the dead and helping them solve their unfinished business and cross into the light wasn’t so bad after all, especially when he was accompanied by his best friend, dead drag queen Dusty Le Frey. His boyfriend, sexy Scotland Yard detective Danny Hayes, now knew the truth about Tristan’s “gift,” and they were about to move in together officially.
Life was good. That is until Death—honest to god, Death (aka The Grim Reaper)—pitches up in Tristan’s kitchen with an unusual request: stop Dusty’s ghostly hookup Bruce from crossing into the light, which may result in dire consequences. i.e. an accidental apocalypse. Determined to do the exact opposite, and avoid potentially the end of the world, Tristan and Danny assemble their own ragtag gang of one prickly witch, one snarky psychic private investigator, one living drag queen with an affinity for feathers, and one dead one with an affinity for a deceased rugby player in tiny shorts. Together they must solve a forty-year old cold case, while juggling a dose of the flu, a broken leg, a supernatural storm, and an immortal death deity with the looks and temperament of a sexy but grouchy CEO. Seriously… what could possibly go wrong? AmazonKU
In the Dominions, the dead linger, violent and unpredictable, unless a bonesmith severs the ghost from its earthly remains. For bonesmith Wren, becoming a valkyr—a ghost-fighting warrior—is a chance to solidify her place in the noble House of Bone and impress her frequently absent father. But when sabotage causes Wren to fail her qualifying trial, she is banished to the Border Wall, the last line of defense against a wasteland called the Breach where the vicious dead roam unchecked. Determined to reclaim her family’s respect, Wren gets her chance when a House of Gold prince is kidnapped and taken beyond the Wall. To prove she has what it takes to be a valkyr, Wren vows to cross the Breach and rescue the prince. But to do so, she’s forced into an uneasy alliance with one of the kidnappers—a fierce ironsmith called Julian from the exiled House of Iron, the very people who caused the Breach in the first place…and the House of Bone’s sworn enemy. As they travel, Wren and Julian spend as much time fighting each other as they do the undead, but when they discover there’s more behind the kidnapping than either of them knew, they’ll need to work together to combat the real danger: a dark alliance that is brewing between the living and the undead.
On the border between Valdemar and the deadly Pelagirs Forest, the gryphon hero Kelvren returns from a near-fatal self-sacrifice that won him the approval of Valdemar’s ground troops, but caused a diplomatic crisis. Frustrated by his lack of a hero’s welcome, Kelvren is talked into helping with an expedition by his old friend, Firesong. Firesong struggles with his own age and mortality, and he intends to solve a vast mystery at the center of legendary Lake Evendim as his crowning achievement. Just getting the multicultural fleet underway is a challenge, but what awaits them is a situation none of them could expect.
I know the stories they will tell. I’ve heard the echoes of their songs—songs that will outlive us all. But this song is not theirs. It is mine. Behind the timeless tale you know is the captivating story you never heard: a sweeping epic in which Troy’s strong, yet misunderstood women take center stage in the most famous war in history. Andromache is cast as the doting wife of Prince Hector, yet her Amazon warrior name means “battler of men.” The only one with the cunning to outwit the invading Greeks, she must gather a band of outcasts and become the military commander she was born to be before the life she and Hector have built is reduced to ashes. Rhea is a war refugee and a horse whisperer who finally earns a place and sense of belonging in Hector’s stables. To save her new home, she must become an unlikely spy and face down a forbidden love that will test all her loyalties. Helen is blamed by all for starting the Trojan War, but no one knows her real story. To escape her tormentor and foil a plot to undermine Hector, Helen must risk everything by revealing her true face to the one who despises her most. Set in the wider landscape of the late Bronze Age collapse, this realistic and immersive Troy is a perilous battleground for warriors and politicians alike, not a playground where the fate of men and women make sport for gods and goddesses. It’s a harrowing novel of palace intrigue, the transcendent bond of female friendship, and the everyday bravery of invisible heroes in times of war. The women of Troy are threads spinning on a single loom. Can they reweave the tapestry of fate? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
SHOULD THE SKY FALL (WHO WE ARE BOOK ONE) by Amithia Raine
VS Note: Not a fan of the cover.
After a terrible accident, most people would spend day and night at their husband’s side, praying for him to pull through. To wake up. Dawson isn’t most people. Then again, it’s not unreasonable to want to be rid of the man who’s made your life a living hell for the past six years. Except when Cal wakes up, he’s nothing like the man who’d put bruise after bruise on Dawson’s body and shattered his soul. Cal has no memory of any of that. He remembers nothing, including his own name. Dawson should walk away. Cal might not remember, but Dawson does. He remembers everything. By all rights, he should run and never look back. What he absolutely should not do is start falling for him, for this man who wears his husband’s face but feels like home, not like someone Dawson should fear. It might make him the most horrible person on the planet, but if Dawson had one wish, he’d wish for Cal’s memories to never come back… Tropes: paranormal themes, reaper in love, hurt/comfort, second chance, body takeover, there’s a dog, sappy moments. AmazonKU
In a manor by the sea, one sister is still cursed. Despite dreams of adventures far beyond the Salann shores, seventeen-year-old Verity Thaumas has remained at her family’s estate, Highmoor, with her older sister Camille, while their sisters have scattered across Arcannia. When their sister Mercy sends word that the Duchess of Bloem—wife of a celebrated botanist—is interested in having Verity paint a portrait of her son, Alexander, Verity jumps at the chance, but Camille won’t allow it. Forced to reveal the secret she’s kept for years, Camille tells Verity the truth one day: Verity is still seeing ghosts, she just doesn’t know it. Stunned, Verity flees Highmoor that night and—with nowhere else to turn—makes her way to Bloem. At first, she is captivated by the lush, luxurious landscape and is quickly drawn to charming, witty, and impossibly handsome Alexander Laurent. And soon, to her surprise, a romance . . . blossoms. But it’s not long before Verity is plagued with nightmares, and the darker side of Bloem begins to show through its sickly-sweet façade. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, Immortal Longings is a fiery collision of power plays, spilled blood, and romance amidst a set of deadly games. Every year, thousands in the kingdom of Talin will flock to its capital twin cities, San-Er, where the palace hosts a set of games. For those confident enough in their ability to jump between bodies, competitors across San-Er fight to the death to win unimaginable riches.
Princess Calla Tuoleimi lurks in hiding. Five years ago, a massacre killed her parents and left the palace of Er empty…and she was the one who did it. Before King Kasa’s forces in San can catch her, she plans to finish the job and bring down the monarchy. Her reclusive uncle always greets the victor of the games, so if she wins, she gets her opportunity at last to kill him. Enter Anton Makusa, an exiled aristocrat. His childhood love has lain in a coma since they were both ousted from the palace, and he’s deep in debt trying to keep her alive. Thankfully, he’s one of the best jumpers in the kingdom, flitting from body to body at will. His last chance at saving her is entering the games and winning. Calla finds both an unexpected alliance with Anton and help from King Kasa’s adopted son, August, who wants to mend Talin’s ills. But the three of them have very different goals, even as Calla and Anton’s partnership spirals into something all-consuming. Before the games close, Calla must decide what she’s playing for—her lover or her kingdom. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Oddny and Gunnhild meet as children in tenth century Norway, and they could not be more different: Oddny hopes for a quiet life, while Gunnhild burns for power and longs to escape her cruel mother. But after a visiting wisewoman makes an ominous prophecy that involves Oddny, her sister Signy, and Gunnhild, the three girls take a blood oath to help one another always. When Oddny’s farm is destroyed and Signy is kidnapped by Viking raiders, Oddny is set adrift from the life she imagined—but she’s determined to save her sister no matter the cost, even as she finds herself irresistibly drawn to one of the raiders who participated in the attack. And in the far north, Gunnhild, who fled her home years ago to learn the ways of a witch, is surprised to find her destiny seems to be linked with that of the formidable King Eirik, heir apparent to the ruler of all Norway.
But the bonds—both enchanted and emotional—that hold the two women together are strong, and when they find their way back to each other, these bonds will be tested in ways they never could have foreseen in this deeply moving novel of magic, history, and sworn sisterhood. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
What if your imaginary friend wasn’t so imaginary after all? Detective Jude Byrne, sick of working alleged cases of infidelity, takes on client Sam Jones, a man looking to reconnect with his first love. As the search for Greta begins, Jude realizes Sam might be the reason his lost love has fallen off the grid. Determined to discover the truth at all costs, Jude tracks down the woman, who has her own version of events, making him wonder if Sam is more dangerous than he originally thought. Meanwhile, psychic Copeland Forbes has his hands full with West Side Magick’s newest employee, tarot reader, Bozeman Fields. The two were business rivals during their days in New Orleans until Bozeman mysteriously closed up shop and inexplicably vanished ten years ago. Cope senses there’s something off about the man when he hears him arguing with himself in a seemingly empty room, but bides his time as no one else notices anything is amiss. While keeping an eye on Bozeman, Cope overhears him yelling at an unseen foe, threatening to kill whoever is harassing him. When questioned about the bizarre incident, the psychic breaks down and tells a harrowing story about Indigo, his imaginary friend from childhood, who refuses to leave his side. Who is Indigo? What is his endgame? More importantly, why has Jude and Cope’s young son started talking to an imaginary friend of his own? AmazonKU
Here be witches and wayward girls…In a town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Rachel Smith has found a new life tending a lush apple orchard. She’s safe within its grove. If her dreams are haunted by memories of her violent husband, that pain is soothed by fresh mountain air and apples that taste as sweet as honey. But Rachel wasn’t meant to live in the shadows. The orchard drew her to Morgan’s Gap to fulfill a purpose, and a tight-knit community of wisewomen who honor the old mountain traditions are ready to teach her. A world of magic awaits Rachel, one filled with new friendships and new love. Yet Rachel’s past is creeping in. A preacher with a familiar face has stormed into town, and his dangerous sermons may damn Rachel—and the people she’s come to love—to the flames. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Ryia Cautella, a.k.a. the Butcher of Carrowwick, and her motley crew have succeeded in the ultimate heist…with the most dire possible consequences. A terrifyingly powerful tool has fallen into the hands of Callum Clem, the criminal leader of the Saints, who was already one of the most dangerous men alive. With the newfound ability to force magic-wielding Adepts to his will, he is unstoppable. With their group scattered throughout the five kingdoms of Thamorr—and not all on the same side of the fight—things seem hopeless. But can Ryia get the gang back together for one last job? Or will chess-worthy power plays and shifting loyalties change Thamorr as they know it?
Being both a valkyrie and a princess isn’t turning out quite the way Sigrid imagined. The other valkyries still treat her like a stable hand. Her relationship with Mariam is less “long-distance” and more “worlds apart.” And lately, she’s been wondering if Sleipnir, her new horse, isn’t making her a little bit…well, evil. But Sigrid’s first official valkyrie mission sends ripples through the Nine Worlds. She’s attracted the wrath of not only the Night Elves but their sinister king, who wants nothing more than to bring darkness down on everyone. Worse yet, Loki might just be interfering with the balance of light and dark… When war threatens the shores of Vanaheim and her friends are in danger of being exiled, Sigrid makes a deal with the new queen. She will ride Sleipnir against their enemies and use his might to defeat them, even as he pulls her closer to that line between good and evil. What she becomes will either save everyone…or unleash disaster upon them all. AmazonKU
Dragon Stone: In the human world, Prince Vulwin Valas is known as Win Arcarius, openly gay, very promiscuous, and one of the most highly sought after models ever. To the Fae Realms, he is known as the Silver Shadow, the King’s assassin, and someone not to be crossed. A routine visit home suddenly becomes more complicated, and Vulwin finds himself with a new mate, a new enemy, and a future he never considered before with… a dragon. Dragon Alliance: Iffear comes to Vulwin at his most vulnerable, but as their magical enemies and a plot to destroy the Dhrovish throne make themselves known, the newly mated couple find themselves drawing closer together in order to survive. Dragon Heart: Vulwin and Iffear know who was responsible for the attempts on their lives. Now they need to discover why. Seeking revenge could shatter the tentative peace and reignite the war between two Fae factions, but blood spilled in hate demands justice. How far will they go to fulfill a blood oath and see the Dragon Stones laid to rest? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Mercy – A month ago, I ended up so sick that I slept for two days straight. When I woke up, I was fired from my job, behind in my classes and there was an obscene amount of money in my bank account that I couldn’t account for. I need to get away from my volatile father, but I’m too scared to touch the money. With my luck as soon as I’ve spent it the real owner will come looking and I’ll have no way to pay it back. When all the usual employment avenues strike out, desperation sends me to a strip club. Not as a dancer, although I’m not sure I’d turn that down at this point, but as a bartender. And… I actually love it! Until I’m attacked on my way home one night and dragged into a dark alley. Jarik – Try as I might, I can’t purge Mercy from my mind. It was nothing more than a mutually beneficial business arrangement that she was never going to remember. At the end, despite my beast’s protests, I let her go like I was supposed to. But she’s still in my head. It’s been a month and the moon is coming full again and I still can’t stop thinking of her. My brother convinces me to purge her memory with another female, so we end up at the Library–a strip club where I’m certain Mercy won’t be able to touch me. Except, her scent is here too. When I let her go, she was supposed to vanish back into her world, with a fortune to keep her comfortable. Not end up employed by the very monsters who auctioned her off against her will in the first place..When she’s attacked right outside the club, I can’t hold my beast back. Now she’s back in our arms and there is no way I’ll ever be able to let her go. Mercy is mine, and if I have to take down the entire brotherhood to keep her, so be it. AmazonKU
When wolf shifter and dedicated nurse Rosalie Gauthier returns to her town to take on the leadership of her pack after her father’s illness, her birthright is challenged a tyrannic rival, and marriage to a powerful vampire is her only option to save her family’s legacy.
Bound by honor to his lifetime oath to protect the alpha of the Domaine-Lassalle pack, Mount-Royal Immortal Renaud St-Amand’s duty turns out a whole lot more complicated when he is hit with love at first sight for the future female leader on the day of their arranged marriage. Amazon Apple Books Nook Kobo Author’s Universal Link
Get ready for a captivating journey through worlds of magic, romance, and adventure in Portals, the latest anthology of short stories by USA Today bestselling author Christine Pope. This mesmerizing collection brings together nine captivating tales, some of which were previously published in Dark Valentine magazine and the bestselling “Once Upon” series of story collections. In this collection, you’ll encounter a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique story to tell. From handsome djinn searching for true love to battling witch clans in modern-day Arizona, you’ll be transported to enchanting worlds where danger lurks around every corner.
Now living in the heart of picturesque Chesapeake Bay Country, Emma Chase is drawn into a treasure hunt when a reporter rekindles interest in an old chest rumored hidden on the old Waterwood Plantation. She finds clues in the fine portraits still hanging in Waterwood House. They lead her deeper into the history of the estate, uncovering dark secrets of murder, greed, and deceit. TJ, the property owner, is outraged. The treasure hunt quickly transforms into a dangerous game of life and death: First, an old skeleton is uncovered, then a young woman’s body is found in a nearby unmarked grave. Are the two connected? When Emma writes to her ghostly friend, mistress of Waterwood in Civil War times, the response is disturbing. She wonders if two murders were committed at Waterwood? Suspicion grows and TJ Ross, the owner and Emma’s close friend, becomes the prime murder suspect. She is determined to prove his innocence. With the modern killer on the loose, can Emma unearth the truth before it’s too late? AmazonKU
VS Note: (because I had to look it up) A psychopomp is found in many religions..escorts newly deceased souls to the afterlife.
I won’t live to see my 29th birthday unless I make a deal to marry Death. An arranged marriage to a grim reaper? Whatever keeps me on this side of the dirt. My new husband Victor is formidable, built like a god, and … is scary supposed to be this sexy? Because it’s kind of sexy. The problem is he doesn’t seem to get this whole marriage thing. Every time I approach him for company, he scampers off like a disgruntled cat. I’d be fine with letting him have his space, but I can’t help being reminded every time I look at him that a girl has needs. How can I lure my new husband into bed? And is it even possible to win the heart of a reaper? AmazonKU
VS Note: Saw this reviewed on the excellent Whiskey With My Book blog.
Lots of people get pre-wedding jitters, but Bailey Tomlin’s are a bit extreme. Paranoia . . . the sudden ability to communicate with her pet parrot . . . something odd is definitely happening. And while Bailey searches for the perfect dress, she discovers the unexpected reason why: her birth mother, Esme, is an actual witch, part of a magical clan in the neighboring town of Zenobia, New York. Esme insists that Bailey, too, has witch blood in her veins. That’s not going to play well with Bailey’s uptight future in-laws . . .
Then there’s Seton Atterbury, the man Esme somehow conjured into the present day from 1930, and who keeps crashing into Bailey’s plans. In addition to figuring out seating charts and boutonnieres, Bailey now has to navigate her new witch family, keep an unseen enemy from hexing the ceremony, placate her fiancé, and get Seton back to his own time. But Seton doesn’t know if he wants to go back. And though Bailey’s about to marry someone else—someone who isn’t technically 120 years old—it’s just possible she doesn’t want Seton to go back either.
These guys are smoking hot—and my students’ uncles—and I swear I didn’t mean to drunk dial them…My life is a mess and so is my house, but I’m a good teacher, right? So why are some of my best students going off the rails. I meant to ring their uncles to let them know what was going on. But not like this. I drunkenly dump out all of my problems down the phone line, thinking it was my bestie on the other end. But it was them. And now they want to fix everything, including me. I’m terrified to let them in, wanting to claw back some kind of professional distance… but these guys? They think I’m their fated mate and they’ll do anything to make me happy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long to realize they’ve got a big, fat, hairy secret–one that could make an even bigger mess of my life. AmazonKU
Convinced that her family is hiding a terrible secret from her, Gabi decides to pay them a surprise visit. Something is very fishy about the stories her brothers have been telling her lately. Her niece, a nineteen-year-old prodigy with a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, has gotten engaged to a much older guy she met while working on some top-secret project, and if Gabi’s older, overprotective brother’s approval of the engagement wasn’t suspicious enough, he also uprooted his family and moved to be closer to the couple. What Gabi discovers when she gets to L.A. is wilder than anything she could have imagined. Her entire family possesses godly genes, her brothers and her niece have already turned immortal, and she could transition as soon as she finds an immortal male to induce her. Finding a suitable candidate in a village full of handsome immortals shouldn’t be a problem, but Gabi’s thoughts keep wandering to the gorgeous guy she met on her flight over. Could Uriel be a lost descendant of the gods? He certainly looks like them, but that doesn’t mean that he’s a good guy or that he’s even immortal. He could be a descendant of a different god—a member of an enemy faction of immortals who seek to eradicate her family’s adoptive clan, or what is more likely, he’s just an extraordinarily good-looking human. AmazonKU
A magical tree that makes your soul mate appear is surely just a legend, right? That’s what Shiloh thought until one night, in a moment of desperation, she begs the Wanting Tree for someone to love…and a shirtless rancher from 1949 arrives, still holding onto his cowboy hat, calling her “sugar” and claiming to be her man. For life. Blaste is there to awaken her body, defend her from the local bullies and capture her heart. But as Blaste and Shiloh are about to find out, time travel has its complications. AmazonKU
Two years ago, I thought I’d found the one thing I’d been missing—a pack. Except they didn’t want me. Now, it’s time to leave them in the past where they belong and find my pack with the help of Heated. As the second season’s omega, I have twenty alpha and beta suitors vying for a spot in my pack. We have eight weeks to get to know one another, to unpack each other’s baggage, and to see if we can be one another’s forever. Except, there are surprises being thrown at me left and right—leaving me completely off balance. I’m sure it’ll make great television, but can I make it through this? I want to—no, I need—to make this work. One thing they’ll learn about me is that I don’t give up. I will find my pack, but I’m quickly realizing that leaving the past behind isn’t as simple as I once thought it would be. Knot Their Reality is the second book in a series of intertwined standalones, meaning that while the characters will show up occasionally in other books, each book is a full and complete story. This is also a why choose romance, meaning that the main character will not have to choose between her love interests. Includes M/M. AmazonKU
The Amberloq face their greatest fears to secure the Crown of Dornte. Valorous Thornebane might have envisioned her genetically engineered soldier program being the best way to secure the Crown of Dornte, but when Andras Brass sold out and redirected the army against them, that all changed. Now, instead of protecting Dornte, Gen-3 soldiers threaten to undermine everything they’re trying to rebuild in the quadrant. With the financial backing of greedy citizens funding their treachery, Lark and her mates must rebuild the Amberloq force and eliminate the threat once and for all. Their quint is set. The Amberloq forces are ready. The final battle has begun. Rise from Ruin is book three in the fourth love story in the Guardians of the Fae Realms romance series. The heroine will end up with multiple love interests, so you never have to pick a favorite. AmazonKU
Halloween is on the way, but Maura has other things on her mind than celebrations when the coven leader unexpectedly hires her to find a missing book that’s been stolen by one of her old enemies. Before long, Maura is navigating her way between coven members concealing ugly secrets, police officers who’ve had enough of Reapers interfering in their business, and an unexpected phone call from a family member who Maura hasn’t spoken to in years. Soon it becomes clear that the secret she’s helped the local Reaper keep from the outside world is under threat of exposure – along with Hawkwood Hollow itself. Maura has no intention of betraying all the ghosts she’s befriended to the Reaper Council, but with her enemies multiplying and her loved ones under threat, she finds herself struggling to fight the battle alone. Can Maura get the book back into the right hands before Hawkwood Hollow’s tragic history repeats itself? AmazonKU
A second chance at love? Hell, no. After getting my heart ripped out last season on Hitched, I finally get the chance to be the one in charge. I’m the new bachelor, and I get my pick of twelve smoking hot supernatural girls. My tiger and I plan on having the time of our lives. No commitment, no heartbreak, just casual hook-ups with no strings attached. Sound too good to be true? Damn, right it is. On the first night, an unexpected twist has me sharing the girls with an old friend. And we all know nothing good can come from forcing a possessive tiger to share. Especially when I start to develop real feelings for some of the bachelorettes. As if two bachelors weren’t bad enough, the drama only gets worse when contestants become targeted in a secret plot for revenge. And I thought the elimination ceremonies were going to be the worst part of the show…Forget having fun, I just want to make it out of this season alive. AmazonKU
Glory Yearwood had big dreams of heading to Nashville after high school and making a new life for herself using her voice to do so. Two months before graduation, her father crushed those plans when he moved her family to a new town where they were entrenched in a secret community. For six years, she has endured life under the watchful eye of a hypocritical leader as well as a fanatical father. Glory longs of escaping back to the real world, but with armed guards surrounding the compound, all she can do is dream. Ripley “Ripper” Davidson left behind his suit and tie and the Florida coast for a life with the Hounds of Zeus MC in Upstate New York after his heart was shredded by the female he thought he’d spend his long life with. He’s still an attorney, but Rip spends his time helping rescue people from the local cult. For twenty years, he has endured life with only his fellow Hounds for companionship. Ripley longs for a mate to call his own, but with how things ended the last time, he’s hesitant to put himself out there again. A chance encounter puts the two of them together, but more than one force is scheming to keep them apart. Ripley’s Gryphon is sure Glory is their mate, but can Ripley trust another female with his heart? Can Glory trust a stranger to keep her safe from those trying desperately to return her to her former life? AmazonKU
Wyatt Rivers has always had a big heart when it comes to his pack, but love is a little more complicated for a werewolf. Now that his new Alpha has found his one true mate, he’s pushing the rest of the pack to do the same. Wyatt has touched plenty of women skin to skin over the years, and his wolf has remained silent. He didn’t expect that to change the night he visited the Grand club in Boston and hooked up with a leggy redhead. Ashleigh Merrit has a secret that forced her to give up on relationships, but she can’t bring herself to swear off men completely. A one night stand with a tall sexy man in a club couldn’t hurt. No strings attached. She didn’t even tell him her real name. But when this third grade teacher from Salem brings her class on a field trip to the Munro Manor Farms, she comes face to face with the hot guy who rocked her world. After kicking himself for allowing his mate to slip through his fingers, fate delivers her right to his doorstep, but someone is killing werewolves in the Salem Pack, and Wyatt will do anything to keep his mate safe, even if it means rejecting the only woman he will ever love. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
The Legend of Slaughter Mountain has been terrorizing the bear shifters of Alaska relentlessly for the past fifteen years. The past year has split the bear shifters into two Clans—the New, and the Old. The Old clings to a barbaric way of life where females are less than, but the New? Biergon the Dead is leading them toward a new reality—one where the females run this new world. Biergon has given them power, and freedom, and support. Slaughter has lost much to the Old Clan. He has been keeping them in line since, but now there is a female who is trying to kill him. He should be furious, but Tayah the Vicious has his attention. She has her own reasons for hunting Slaughter, and now he is forced to deal with the past and all the things that made him the Destroyer that he is. If anyone can bring him into the light, it’s Tayah…but she will have to pay a huge price to do so. Tayah the Vicious is in a Clan that makes no sense. The females here pair up because they want to, but Tayah knows that is just weakness. She will never settle down, will never trust a male to be a partner with her. Females run the world now, and Tayah will spend every last breath …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
Magic has awoken. As Thea takes her place as Queen with Julian by her side, their world splinters. A new game of deceit begins between factions vying for control. Power is the prize, and Thea and Julian are caught in the middle of it. Targeted by the Vampire Council, the Mordicum, and their families, they soon discover an even deadlier threat to their future. Someone killed the Queen whose throne Thea now reigns on, and time is running out to find the killer before they get to Thea. AmazonKU
In a realm on the brink of destruction, evil forces snatch innocents to suffer fates worse than death. Only a monster hunter and her monstrous enemy can stop them. Drue Emmerson, noblewoman-turned-ranger, wants one thing: vengeance. With her family slain by the vicious shadow wraiths, she’s determined to defend her fallen kingdom. And that means carving out the hearts of every dark creature she can find. Talemir Starling, celebrated warrior of the realms, has a dangerous secret: he’s a half-wraith, kin to the creatures wreaking devastation on the world. He’ll do anything to keep his true nature under control… especially around the woman who’s vowed to destroy him. When someone Drue cares about disappears, all signs point to Talemir’s kind. But he’s determined to prove he’s no monster, and to seek answers of his own. Begrudgingly, the pair must join forces to uncover the deadly truth. But in a world of chaos and carnage, where danger lurks at every turn, deadlier still is their attraction to one another – the one thing that might just spell the end of them both. Will Talemir win Drue’s heart? Or will she carve his out before the end? AmazonKU
My dragon shifter boss is hot enough to die for…Since becoming Sofia’s nanny, my relationship with my dragon shifter boss, Evan, has been heating up. But then Sofia’s mom, Rosalind, reappears in her life, and things have become complicated fast. Rosalind is suing for custody of her daughter, and I learn that her powerful father is the alpha of an enemy clan who Evan has every reason to hate. If Evan wants any chance of keeping his daughter, he’ll have to get control of his fiery temper and face the dark secrets from his past. We’ll both do anything to protect Sofia, but when I become a target, I begin to doubt my role in Evan’s life. Being a human in a shifter’s world is dangerous. And giving my heart to an exiled dragon alpha could be the death of me. AmazonKU
Our love was supposed to be an act. But my wolf is refusing to play games…Pretending to be Kira’s love interest on the cutthroat television show The Reject Project was meant to keep my best friend’s little sister safe. Then our on-screen chemistry became so hot that we’re falling for each other for real. But the show’s producers have other ideas and they’ve introduced another female to the competition. Chelsey is intent on destroying Kira and coming between us, and to protect Kira, I must pretend to tolerate Chelsey’s affections. As the challenges grow increasingly dangerous, contestants are dying and going missing, while the hungry looks from the other bachelors are enough to turn my wolf feral. Kira wants to win at all costs, but when she starts pushing me away, it’s hard to know what’s real or fantasy anymore. The one thing I am sure of—it’s time for my wolf to play dirty. AmazonKU
Nothing is permanent. Not even death. I’m Bree Mortimer, and I can bring ghosts back to life. The hot-as-Hades Roman Centurion in my bedroom is living proof that I can raise the dead. Now all I have to do is stop him swimming naked in the duck pond and trying to stab anyone with a man bun, and my life will be perfect. Hah. That’s a joke. My life is a spooktacular failure. I’ve got two ghostly lovers who are desperate for me to bring them back, too, but if I don’t figure out how to control my new magical powers, there could be grave consequences. And that’s going to be difficult since the only person who can help me was ripped to pieces by a monster who can’t possibly be human. Some dark power is after resurrection magic, and if I don’t figure out how to stop it, I’m next. Luckily, with a sword-wielding psychotic ex-ghost, a sarcastic royal rake, a cinnamon roll Victorian gentleman, a sadistic bat, a vampire-slaying bookshop owner, and the village undertaker on my side, I stand a ghost of a chance. Right? AmazonKU
Hunter: He is a dragon. An assassin, the deadliest of them all. His assignment is to hunt down Dawn Frazer. And as always, he’ll carry out his assignment with cold-blooded efficiency …or so he thinks! Dawn: When a stranger is brought to her emergency department, she performs a complicated operation to save his life, and the only thanks she gets is to be abducted by him. He keeps babbling about dragons and his destiny. It’s clear to Dawn that this outrageously attractive bastard has a screw loose! At least, that’s what she assumes until he drags her to an island that’s not supposed to exist – an island inhabited by impossible creatures who all seem to want her dead. AmazonKU
An unexpected gift offers the power to change everything. Keeping it could cost Diem her life. The threat of war has arrived at Diem’s doorstep, along with a new discovery that could save her people. To use it, she must survive the next thirty days by forming a devil’s bargain with the people she hates most: the royal family of House Corbois. But as she dives into the world of the Descended elite, Diem quickly realizes good and evil aren’t as simple as they seem. Old prejudices are challenged, and new loyalties blur the line between friend and foe. Meanwhile, her mother is still missing, and the secrets she left behind can no longer be ignored—and neither can the Guardians and their demands. Caught between an old flame and a sizzling new spark, Diem must confront the truth about who she is and what she wants before time runs out. AmazonKU
Daphne: Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me…on my 25th birthday I was hoping for a spa day with my besties. Instead I get: 1.) kidnapped. 2.) A hot, handsome jailer who claims I’m his “mate” – what even is that? 3.) A pack of new friends, and a pack of trouble. Apparently I’m first prize in in a vicious fight between two warring packs of shifters, but there’s a sexy-as-sin wolf who swears I’m his – and he’ll burn down the world to keep me. Killian: The Iron Claw pack wants to lay claim to a curvy half-shifter with a mouth full of sass and no idea how much trouble she’s in. They’re about to find out how far an Alpha will go to protect his fated mate.
VS NOTE: Avery 2 and 3 have also just been released recently.
Avery Walker has lived a life of being bullied, abused, and taken advantage of by people. Because of how early it started, and with her family being the worst offenders, she stopped pushing back or expecting anything else from life. But when a student slaps her in class and the school tries to sweep the incident and her feelings under the rug, Avery hits the breaking point. What a perfect time to play the lottery, right? All of Avery’s bad luck she’s suffered with her whole life gives her one moment of good luck and she actually wins the largest jackpot on record… But what now? Ryder James is a vampire who is trying to make changes in his life when he meets Avery who helps him see the world in a different way. Griffin Peterson is an Alpha werewolf that has been so focused on his pack that he forgot he needs things as a man until Avery stepped into his life. And Lorenzo Ganan is a warlock suffering because of the tragedies that have struck his family and Avery makes him feel as if he might be able to open his heart again. But can any of these men be the right one for a woman who has been so beaten down by life? AmazonKU
Danika…Ever since I can remember my life has been controlled and restricted by the men in my family. Betrayed by the one I trusted most and shackled by insurmountable consequences; I was forced into marriage to a man that I didn’t even meet on my wedding day. No girl ever dreams of marrying by proxy. But that was the least of my new husband’s transgressions. No longer trapped by the constraints of my powerful mafia family and blessed with an absentee husband, it turned out that this marriage might not have been what I wanted, but it was exactly what I needed. Drako…I had accepted that lethal predators like me don’t get to experience true happiness, much less true love. But then, my older brother, a predator like me, found his fated-mate after waiting over four hundred years to find her. Perhaps, there was hope for me yet. Given the hand that fate had already dealt us, it was inconceivable that my family would force me into a marriage that was useless to a being like me. When I finally found my mate, I came to the realisation that my forced marriage may not have been what I wanted, but it was everything that I needed. AmazonKU
Four gorgeous dragon shifter kings break into my home and kill my ex-boyfriend before taking me to their world to compete to be their queen. Once every thousand years, the dragon kings come together to find human brides from Earth, and if they don’t have their brides in one hundred days, their courts will lose their magic. I didn’t know the world of magic and dragons existed, not until I’m thrown headfirst into it and expected to compete in a deadly competition to be one of their four brides. Arden, Emrys, Grayson and Lysander are cruel, entitled, and I don’t want anything to do with them. In this world of glittering dresses, sharp teeth, and claws, I need to become stronger than the dragons themselves.They want a bride—but I’ll be nothing but a nightmare when I win. AmazonKU
A spirit of light turned into a goddess of darkness… and a world at the brink of war…
With the Morrigan unleashed in my heart and five men now in my bed, my dreams of ever being a normal Prime Academy student have long been out the window. Now, new dreams and visions decide my fate… and the fate of us all. But as I tame the darkness within, the darkness against us grows impatient. With the Black Dragon marching for our doors, it will take more than just Prime Academy to stand up and fight– it will take all of Otherworld itself. The great battle begins now, but will it go out with a dragon’s roar or a phoenix’s song? AmazonKU
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