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.
The grumpy blue alien who rescues me is my husband. But how can I trust him… or his wicked tail? SOFIE – I left Earth excited to create a new world for humans among the stars. Instead, gray aliens wake me from cryo to sell me to the highest bidder. Goodbye engineering degree! My days are reduced to playing in an alien jungle with lizard kids who think I’m nothing more than a pet. Then a horned blue alien rescues me, whisking me away on the back of a dragon! Raxnor is seven feet of muscled strength and scowls, but he shields me from every danger. In his arms, I feel safe for the first time in this new world. I start to fall hard. But the big grump hides everything behind even bigger walls. When his secret’s exposed, I realize I don’t know him at all. How can I give him my heart if I can’t trust him? RAXNOR – I’m on a mission to find the special metal that can protect us from the gray aliens’ telepathy. But first I have to rescue a Hyoo-mon female. The second I meet Zo-Fee, her joyful presence resounds in my soul. She is my fated mate. She’s bubbly and bright and the best of everything. Her expertise offers the best way to complete my mission and save both our peoples. But we’ll have to steal the necessary tech from the very lizards who caged her. When enemies close in, I’ll risk everything to protect her and win her heart. AmazonKU
The clock is ticking for Special Investigator Decker Samuels as he races against time to catch a cold-blooded killer. Bodies continue to drop around him, and he must find a way to prove his love for hover cycle champion, Maggie Zhang, before it’s too late and he loses her forever. Maggie adores Decker, but she knows that if he continues to prioritize work over their relationship, she may have to make a difficult choice. As passions flare and danger lurks around every corner, will they find a way to be together or will they be torn apart?
My friends think I have the perfect relationship. But every time they tease me about my happily-ever-after with my alien, I have to force a smile. They don’t know how badly I messed up my mating, how much of what they see is just Adak and I barely holding things together. I think I love my mate, but I’ve been wrong before. And when the sytos come for us, I might lose my chance to make it right.
As a human growing up on an alien planet, my mom always had one rule for me: never kiss an alien. Too bad that I’ve found myself stowing away an alien ship with a big, bad warrior alien who wants nothing to do with me during the day and everything to do with me during the night. He’s big and burly and entirely wrong for me. When we find ourselves landing on a strange planet to hunt for a missing prince, I realize that I’ll be losing more than my V-Card if I’m not careful. I could lose my life.
A new planet. A new enemy. Is the end coming for the Kalquorian Empire? In the aftermath of the Kalquorian civil war and the defeat of the Bi’is invasion fleet, the empire has enjoyed peace. A new Earth has been born. A Kalquorian leads the Galactic Council of Planets. An era of harmony seems assured. However, new dangers arrive on the horizon. Earth governor Stacy Nichols finds herself at odds with powerful opponents who want Earth II to return to the old ways that led to the demise of their original planet. They’ll do anything to stop her, especially when they discover her newfound romance with Clan Rihep of Kalquor. After five years and a terrifying encounter with an unknown entity, Clan Piras is finally leaving their spy duties in Bi’is space. Now they must face enemies closer to home: the families of those they sacrificed while on a secret mission during the Kalquorian civil war. A new threat to the existence of Kalquor and the entire Galactic Council of Planets arrives in the midst of these challenges, a dark menace unlike anything faced before. One young, inexperienced spyship ensign is all that stands between the galaxy and utter destruction. Can he warn the empire in time…or is it already too late?
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi cyberpunk release of note. There have been comparisons to the fabulous Murderbot series, which most reviews seem to feel this isn’t Murderbot by any means but a very good story on its own merits. On my TBR List.
A state-of-the-art AI with a talent for asking questions and finding answers, Scorn is nevertheless a parental disappointment. Defying the expectations of zir human mothers, CEOs of the world’s most powerful corporations, Scorn has made a life of zir own as an investigative reporter, crisscrossing the globe in pursuit of the truth, no matter the danger. In the middle of investigating a story on the moon, Scorn comes back online to discover ze has no memory of the past ten days—and no idea what story ze was even chasing. Letting it go is not an option—not if ze wants to prove zirself. Scorn must retrace zir steps in a harrowing journey to uncover an even more explosive truth than ze could have ever imagined.
My alien warrior thinks he’s supposed to save me, but we may just save each other. What happens if your exchange program with another alien planet gets hijacked by a warrior that says your contracted host is a criminal? And you’re required to help him infiltrate, and apprehend them, or else? Well, I guess that’s what happened to me, but it was difficult to know who to trust when being a human meant I was treated like a second-class alien, and injected with nanobug trackers like a criminal. All of that would be pretty difficult to handle if I was doing it on my own, but I wasn’t the only one to get roped into this mission, and the warrior assigned to protect me during my mission was not only hot, but used to be commander of this ship before he was forcefully removed by the current warrior in charge. My only choice was to figure out a way of surviving this mission, and keeping my heart safe from catching the feels for an alien that didn’t have the same kind of feelings towards intimacy as humans. Could I keep my feelings to myself when he starts calling me his mate, and runs off into danger without me? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
What if the life you didn’t live was as real as the one you did? Hannah is having a bad day. A bad month. A bad year? That feels terrible to admit, since her son Jack was born just eight months ago and she loves him more than anything. But ever since his harrowing birth, she can’t shake the feeling that it could have gone the other way. That her baby might not have made it. Terrifying visions of the different paths her life could have taken begin to disrupt her cozy, claustrophobic days with Jack, destabilizing her marriage and making her husband concerned for her mental health. Are the strange things Hannah is seeing just new-mom anxiety, or is something truly weird and sinister afoot? What if Hannah really did unlock a dark force during childbirth? When Hannah’s worst nightmare comes true and Jack disappears from his crib, she must tap into an extraordinary ability she never knew she had in order to save him: She must enter different versions of her life while holding on to what is most important to her in this one to bring her child back home.
All Elena wants to do is escape her tyrannical stepmother and return to her beloved Navarra. Meeting a handsome stranger from the palace offers her a chance at happiness, but everything is thrown into jeopardy when she runs into a rebel by the name of Snowdrop. Elena finds herself embroiled in an assassination attempt against a hapless prince. If she doesn’t assist the Rebellion, the Mechanical Kingdoms could be plunged into a civil war. And yet, if the Rebellion is to succeed, Elena will have to sacrifice everything she’s worked so hard to accomplish… and the man who has claimed her heart. AmazonKU
Phex and his pantheon have become demigods and are taking their show on a galaxy-wide tour. Phex is shockingly good at singing but his voice is intoxicating and one wrong note can kill so everyone wants a piece of him – sometimes literally. But the aliens in charge of the divinity are hiding something even more sinister and it’s hurting performers and audiences alike. When his lover is pitted against his pantheon, Phex will have to choose between the family he has found and the god he adores.
As the owners of Artane Electronics, Magnus, Nicolo, and Razar Artane have revolutionized the industry with their inventions. They are considered the ultimate visionaries, especially when it comes to creating innovative games. While they aren’t afraid of breaking boundaries or taking chances, the one thing they won’t risk losing is Brielle, the female they can’t seem to live without. Brielle Lee is a genius in the field of neurotech, but she’s pretty much clueless when it comes to understanding love. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have wasted years crushing on her three insanely hot Krytos bosses when they only see her as a brilliant brain they can order around. At least, that was what she assumed they were doing. But things aren’t always what they seem…When their new mixed reality game is sabotaged and the Artane brothers’ lives are put in danger, it is time for Brielle to upgrade herself to heroine status. Can she find a way to save them, or will it be game over before they even get a chance to level up?
After being inducted into a refugee program, with out my consent, I’m thrown to the wilds of a primitive planet. This might be manageable if I wasn’t a surrogate carrying a baby that’s almost ready to pop. Here I am though, hauling a half mauled alien across the wilds, who could stand to be just a bit more appreciative of all the effort I’m putting in.
He’s as surly as they come, and as broken as I’ve ever seen. Something about his eyes makes my heart squeeze in my chest. He might be a grump, but in this new world he’s all I have. If I’m being honest with myself I kind of like it when he growls. I think he likes me too, but someone has broken something inside of him, and even though he wants me…he might just let me and the baby go. AmazonKU
Evan isn’t brave. But when he hears a group of Human Firsters attacking a humanoid garbage collection bot, he has to step in. He rescues an undiscovered SPARK, a self-aware android who’s never experienced life outside of his collection route and the miserable, gray trash depot. Evan wants to help. But he might have underestimated just how cute Quincy can be. Or just how difficult it would be living with a sexy android who’s exactly his type. But if Evan couldn’t get his crappy exes to stick around, how could he ever capture Quincy’s interest? Quincy loves flowers growing in sidewalk cracks. And making food in Evan’s kitchen, even though he can’t eat it. Oh, and jokes. Quincy loves jokes. He’s kind of even getting good at them. Most of all, he loves Evan. As Quincy settles into his new life, he can’t escape from prejudice against SPARKs. Evan is everything he wants, if only he can stay off the Human Firsters’ radar long enough to win his love. AmazonKU
WYLFRAEL – I’ve been cursed with a prophecy. I will murder my own fated mate. Though it nearly destroys me, I vow never to find her. What I do find are humans invading my world and stealing from my land. Those I do not kill flee from my rage, leaving behind one terrified yet defiant woman. I take Torrance back to my castle to interrogate her, though I have neither time nor patience for a prisoner. I should be prioritizing joining the Council of the Gods. But only mated, married gods are granted access. I do not have a bride. But I do have an insolent human woman in my tower. And she’s just desperate enough to strike a bargain with me…TORRANCE – Wylfrael is the most powerful being I’ve ever encountered. A winged immortal who can kill with a mere wave of his hand. He’s arrogant and alien. Demanding and dangerous. Brutal, even beautiful, though I hate him too much to admit it. He hates me, too. But even though my captor despises me, he needs me. He requires a bride for political reasons and he makes me an offer I have no choice but to accept. Marry him, play the part of his happy wife, and he’ll give me the one thing I want most: My freedom. But inside our fake marriage, hate turns into something else. Something dark and strange and needy. I don’t recognize my treacherous body, and as I slide further into my husband’s deadly grasp, I fight him with everything I have. He can have my vow. He can even have my desire. But if I let him get his claws into my heart…He will never let me go. AmazonKU
After being kidnapped by an alien race called the Ghovik, Parker Reid is battered and bruised and awaiting his turn on the auction block on Bengus-6. He’s been separated from his friends, and his friend Harry never made it to Bengus-6 at all—he was whisked off in a shuttle by one of the Ghovik. Desperate to find his friends and escape the slave market, Parker is drawn to a tall, blue alien with a mane of blue hair. He’s dark, dangerous, and so hot Parker can’t look away. And he can’t suppress his powerful desire—or the strange pull that draws him to the alien with a potent, irresistible force. Zhor, the big, blue-skinned Zentaran captain of the pirate spaceship Corsair, has just received word of a disabled freighter ripe for scavenging. But as he passes the slave market on the way to his ship, he feels an inexplicable desire for a pathetic human about to be auctioned off. He tries to ignore it, but he can’t walk away. The pull is too strong. So he buys …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
Returning to Earth was supposed to fix all of Val’s problems, but when former enemies and a past lover come barreling back into her life, her dreams of a normal life are shattered. She has no choice but to return to the very place she had escaped from, but more danger lurks there than before. Val must stop those who are after her, figure out her love life, and just maybe get a little revenge on the side as well. AmazonKU
I didn’t know how Captain Grimus could be the most intelligent Tal alien on the ship and still be oblivious to the hints I was throwing out. Grimus had been the only one on the Warship I had been interested in since we boarded all the time ago. He was brilliant, handsome, and muscular, and I loved learning new things from him. How could I not fall for the gorgeous science officer? With the help of my friends, I decided to be bolder with my feelings for Grimus. While we worked on projects together, I tried out a few techniques. But why was I getting the feeling he already knew what I was doing? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.
When the Earth is threatened by a slowly expanding sun, mankind embarks upon a mission to send a mammoth Worldship to settle a new planet across the stars. The preternatural races step out of hiding to work with the humans to save what they can from their dying world. With the aid of the Fae, shape shifters, Vampires, and other creatures of supernatural lore, the Worldship, Leviathan, is complete one thousand years later. In the aftermath of the alien Contagion aboard the Leviathan, things have slowly been returning to the new normal. As Enforcer Knith Shade and her family are enjoying some family time, Knith is approached by the Summer Maiden. The Greater Fae woman wants her to investigate the mysterious disappearances in a homeless camp in the Underside of the D-Ring bulkhead levels of Beta-Stack. In particular the disappearance of a certain Elf Halfling social worker, Doctor Phoebe Harrison, who has been working with the homeless people on board. While meeting with a mysterious protector of the homeless camp, who seems to be able to bypass even the quantum encryption of Mother’s core systems with ease, the camp is overrun by Vampires. Knith finds herself not only in a fight for her life, but her career as well.
A12-01 – Earth is collapsing. Crops are failing, catastrophic storms rage, and anything with a Y chromosome is dead. The only thing keeping humanity from going extinct is the visitors from space. They provide us with food, safety, and shelter for two years. They never asked for anything, but that’s all about to change. I don’t really have a say, none of us who are really affected do. If the humans want to keep the protection of the aliens, we’ll agree to their new terms. They only ask one thing: Allow the women of Unit A12 to be sent to another world that’s in need of females. I’m A12-01, and it looks like I’m the first to ensure the other human women keep the same life they’ve been living for two years. Ralleth – Twenty-five years ago, all of the females of my tribe died of sickness. The males who were old enough to understand that our tribe would fall with no females left to find lives in other tribes. Those of us that are left pray to the goddess that one day we will not be looked down upon by other tribes, and they will allow us to find mates amongst them. Every year I ask the other tribal leaders if they will show us favor, and every year I am denied. This year is no different until a mysterious creature appears from a strange light in my dining hall. I don’t know what it is or if it’s even female, but I feel drawn to claim it as my own. Surely the goddess is showing us favor by giving us this creature on my birthday of all days. AmazonKU
The consequences of the Lewellen murder continue to plague the Preston sisters. Polly braves an ice storm to recover the bag of gold sovereigns she dropped from the airship and falls into the hands of desperate fugitives. Molly the factory girl is taken to the country estate of her employer Mr. Allenby, who is showing more than gentlemanly interest, and Dolly the wagtail follows with her lusty client Pascal Baudelaire in tow. Why are the mysterious and threatening Agents of the Queen, Miss Clayton and Miss Cressy, snooping about? When the Jamieson twins show up out of the blue to proposition Molly, the green-eyed monster threatens Pascal’s equilibrium. Mayhem follows the sisters as they seek to disentangle themselves from the mystery and gain their freedom from the dangerous streets of London. Their future depends on the money, but will Polly accept that gold doesn’t always come in the shape of coins?
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VS: I decided to go back to one of my favorite characters, Johnny Danver, who is a supporting character in MISSION TO MAHJUNDAR and the lead in HOSTAGE TO THE STARS. My readers liked him in the first book a lot too and asked for him to have his own book, so here it is!
He rescued her from space pirates … but can he keep them both safe from the far greater evil stalking a deserted planet?
Space travel without Kidnap & Ransom insurance? Not a good idea. University instructor and researcher Sara Bridges can’t afford it, so when pirates board her cruise liner, she’s taken captive along with the mistress of a wealthy man, and brought to a deserted planet. When a military extraction team sent to rescue the mistress refuses to take Sara too, she’s left to the mercies of a retired Special Forces soldier, along as consultant.
Reluctantly reactivated and coerced into signing up for the rescue operation to the planet Farduccir where he once was deployed, Sgt. Johnny Danver just wants to get the job done. But when the team leader leaves one captured woman behind, he breaks away to rescue her himself.
As Johnny and Sara traverse the barren landscape, heading for an abandoned base where they hope to call Sectors Command for help, they find villages destroyed by battle and stripped of all inhabitants. A lone survivor tells a horrific tale of the Sectors’ alien enemy, the Mawreg, returning after being pushed out …
Searching for evidence to give the military, Johnny is captured. He regains consciousness in a Mawreg cage–with Sara next to him. Death is preferable to what the aliens will do to them… And even if they do escape their captors, can they alert the military in time to prevent another invasion of the Sectors?
Standalone sequel to Mission To Mahjundar (mild spoilers for Mahjundar in this story.)
******************************OKAY, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT (because my own books pay my bills) AND ONWARD WE GO!**************************************************
I don’t know who to trust anymore. Learning to use my power isn’t all fun and games, especially with the annoying Professor X, but I have to buckle down. The monster situation in Nexus isn’t getting any better. And neither is my love life. Baptiste is about to get married, and Huego, that sexy traitor, is missing. My lessons on using my ability aren’t going very well, and when my teacher goes missing, I’m back to muddling around on my own—and failing miserably. Things are getting weirder by the day, and I don’t know who to trust other than Wally. When he gets kidnapped, I have no choice but to offer myself in trade. But what if my sacrifice spells the end of everything?
Axil Moon broke my heart when I was fifteen and I’ve dreamed of getting revenge ever since. So when he becomes the king of all Wolven and summons me to compete for his hand in marriage in the deadly Queen Trials, I gladly accept. I want nothing more than to defeat the competition and leave him cold and alone when I slam the bedroom door in his face every night. Axil Moon will regret the day he thought he could discard me and get away with it. But the Axil I expect isn’t the one waiting for me. This grown Axil is different from the teenage boy I loved. This Axil begs me to believe it was never his choice to leave me, and my heart is torn. Now I have to try and stay alive in order to see what could be between us, but all the while there is an enemy in our midst and war on our border that could overturn the world as I know it, and all I can do is fight to keep that world alive. AmazonKU
VS Note: Author warns there are very dark themes.
wo dark elves own me – one by binding rights, the other by love. My popularity at the club protects me from being bought – until Calix comes in with deep pockets and darker desires. He claims me, buying not just a dance but my life. He craves far more than any performance. I try to flee Calix’s cruelty, only to find his brother waiting for me. By law, I’m Calix’s. But it’s Aiken who owns me. The only question is…What will he do with such a prize? AmazonKU
Eve was only trying to get out of horrible betrothal. At least, that’s what she told herself when she snuck out onto the balcony during the royal feast, and had her wicked way with the first man she met. How was she supposed to know that while that was going on, the royal family was being murdered just beyond the wall? And the man she was with was a drunken, disgusting mess. There was no indication he was anyone at all of importance! Yet keeping the new crown prince of the realm alive is only the beginning of her worries. With the murder of the royals came the fae; creatures with magick who descend every hundred years or so to force the humans underneath them to compete in death games. They call it the Royal Hunt. Now it isn’t just about saving the prince’s life, but her own, and every human living in the kingdom. AmazonKU
Virginia is a disgraced former cop who couldn’t leave the casework behind. A jaded private investigator for mythics, she gets pulled into one of the most frustrating murder investigations of her career. The bodies are piling up all over the city, and she suspects that her ex Astrid is hiding plenty of evidence. The crews are looking for something to catapult them into unstoppable power. The question is whether she can find it first – before the city sinks further into corruption and terror.
Seven years on the run from her abusive father, and with no hope of sanctuary among the dwindling pockets of human civilization, Lark is out of options. Her only leverage is a cursed power: she can thrust fear onto others, leaving all threats fleeing in terror. It’s a means of survival as she searches for a place to call home. If the campfire myths of her childhood are true, Lark’s sole chance for refuge could lie in Cagmar, the city of trolls—a brutal species and the sworn enemies of humanity. Valuing combat prowess, the troll high council is intrigued. Lark could be much more useful than the low-caste humans who merely labor in Cagmar. Her gift makes her invaluable as a monster slayer to fight off the unspeakable creatures that torment the trolls’ hanging city, suspended from a bridge over an endless dark canyon. Lark will do anything to make Cagmar her home, but her new role comes with a caveat: use her power against a troll, and she’ll be killed. Her loyalty is quickly put to the test when she draws the hatred of a powerful troll who loathes humankind. Still, she finds unexpected friendship in the city and, even more surprisingly, love. But if everything else doesn’t undo her, being caught in the arms of a troll surely will. Now in the fight of her life, Lark has a lot to learn—about her past, about trust and hope when all seems lost, and above all, about the extraordinary power of fear itself. Amazon AB
Vampires are taking over the French Quarter. Ofelia Archer was hoping for a break, a stretch of quiet time to enjoy the opening of her brother’s new bar, but the sight of vampires walking the rooftops one evening, tracking her, makes her wary. Then, the next morning, when a body is dropped in front of a famous vampire house, things in the Quarter take a turn. Ofelia’s dealt with vampires before, but there’s something different about this fang gang. She’s confused enough to wonder: Are they really dealing with vampires, or something else entirely? Zach Sully, Ofelia’s fiancé and a local police detective, starts digging. It seems there’s more than one dead body afoot…and possibly a conspiracy to hide multiple deaths. Ofelia’s team is prepared to figure out the truth, even if it means putting themselves in danger to do it. When the new enemy focuses on her father Oscar, however, Ofelia goes on the offensive. The French Quarter is a place where things frequently go bump in the night. This fight is about to get bloody, however. In more ways than one. AmazonKU AB
Wicked banter, kitchen witches, and hot men in kilts make this friends-to-lovers modern day Scottish fairytale a romping good time. I draw the line at serving people grasshoppers for dinner. As luck would have it, on the same day I quit my job as head chef at Suzette’s, a fine-dining restaurant in Boston, I was offered an opportunity to open a restaurant at a castle in Scotland. But now that I’m here in Loren Brae, I’m not so sure this city girl can hack it. The nights are too quiet–with no horns honking or insults being hurled–and everyone knows my business. And on the first day of my new life? I meet the hottest man I’d ever seen before. Munroe Curaigh. Owner of Common Gin, a dedicated nerd, innately shy, with the biggest golden retriever energy of any man I’d ever met. He immediately appoints himself my protector and I’d be annoyed if his kisses weren’t so wickedly hot. Still waters run deep, and all that. Speaking of still waters…it appears that Loch Mirren is haunted by murderous Kelpies and the people of Loren Brae need my help. That’s right. It turns out that I’m descended from a long line of Kitchen Witches and Loren Brae needs me, Lia, a chef from Boston, to help save them from an ancient curse. So what’s a girl to do? It’s time to sharpen my kitchen knife, pull out my recipe book of spells, and get to work–or this tiny village in Scotland that I’m quickly falling in love with will be in danger. That is, if I can come up for air from Munroe’s decadent kisses. AmazonKU AB
Apprentice magician Talisman Morning has always been lucky. It’s a problem. Talis knows his luck is a magical talent — but he can’t control it. And good luck for him can mean bad luck for other people, and a lot of trouble. He’s beginning to wonder whether he belongs with the magicians at all, or whether he should give up and run away … until he meets a royal guard who asks for his help. King’s guard Jeryn de Machaut could use a magician. He thinks he’s overheard a plot against the king, but he has no evidence and no support. But a wayward apprentice with a knack for being in the right place — and stumbling over hidden objects — might be exactly the luck Jer needs. Together, Jer and Talis will uncover a palace conspiracy, save a king, and find their own best chance at love. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
When you’re queen, what you want and what you get are two different things. On the run from the High King, Sorcha is offered the Earth Fae throne and the chance to find justice for both her peoples. She’s determined to save her kingdom and bring peace to a country torn apart by war and prejudice. She knows her battle has only begun for no Fae wants a human-born queen on the throne. When she loses her heart’s desire, only a bargain with a Goddess will help her find him again. As with all things magical, however, there’s always a price. Can Sorcha pay it and still save her kingdom? Or must she sacrifice her kingdom, in order to save her happily ever after? AmazonKU
Otto Strix has been searching for his mate for five years. He doesn’t think it’s actually going to happen until he meets her. Judith is everything an owl’s mate should be: funny, smart, interesting. But Judith has a secret. Something from her past is haunting her, and it’s up to Otto to save her. Owls of Rawr County is a spin-off series from SHIFTERS OF RAWR COUNTY by Sophie Stern. This series may be read before or after Shifters of Rawr County. Each book features an owl shifter, some spice, an incredible story, and an HEA.
If I save him… maybe he’ll save me. After finding my apartment ransacked for the third time, I’m done being stalked. I’m just some nameless orphan who’s only trying to survive in this broken city. I shouldn’t matter. I shouldn’t be a target. I shouldn’t have to live on the run. But here I am, trying to find a hideout when living beyond the city without a permit is punishable by death. I’m desperate. But I’m scrappy too, and soon I’m surviving off the land with only the rodents for company. Everything’s fine. Until he shows up. Injured and distrustful, he needs to hide too. But this space is mine, and I’ll fight for it. Except in his wounded delirium, this stranger calls my name with a familiarity that makes my heart pound. When our sanctuary is invaded, I learn I’m not just hiding from a stalker, but it turns out I’m the center of a family war and the battle for a planet. And the only thing standing between me and the monsters who want me dead is the stranger on my doorstep… and he’s got wings. AmazonKU
Chance Tellurian is the perfect Alpha; kind, gentle, and a total cinnamon roll. But he’s been keeping a secret. When the full moon lands on Halloween, a new transformation takes place and the beast within him is set free. Kael runs, terrified his perfect mate might kill him. But when they find themselves trapped together in a safe house, things take an unexpected and sexy turn. AmazonKU
He’s got the heart of a tiger. She’s got an eye for fashion. Will their love be a purr-fect fit or a fashion faux-paw? Olivia – After my infamous TV fiasco, I sought refuge in this secret project to lick my wounds in peace. Little did I know I’d be paired with Ty, the half-man/half-tiger who’s tailor-made for love. With the slightest touch, he makes my desires roar to life. Will destiny stitch our love together or unravel it at the seams? Ty – My rescue from the laboratory gave me a second chance at life. Olivia is so amazing it’s as if she was created from the fabric of my dreams. Our love is like the perfect pattern, as fierce as it is forbidden. Will she take a chance to sew our hearts together or will our love be left on the cutting room floor? AmazonKU
Jane Hartley is determined to prevent any other orphaned dragon-shifter children from going through horrible experiences like Stonefire’s newest clan member, Percy Wells. Along with Jane’s mate, Kai Sutherland, she’s determined to pitch her idea of clan fostering with all the clan leaders during the winter meeting on Stonefire. All of the Winter Solstice celebrations, Sid’s doctor gatherings, and her own presentations she can handle, no problem. What she didn’t expect was a little surprise of her own. AmazonKU
Designed to be the ultimate assassin, JES513E (AKA Jessie) took her first breath already enslaved to those who created her. She had no rights… no family… no connections… and while others like her were given siblings to hamper their escape, she hadn’t tried, yet.
Her creators thought she was the perfect slave, but what they didn’t know was that Jessie was waiting. Because she wasn’t just planning on escaping. When she found the right moment, Jesse was going to make damn sure that they all regretted every single moment of the training that they had forced upon her. Amazon
Andras – When the light-magic users known as Casters took everything from me, I vowed to make them pay. Little did I know the perfect opportunity would show up in the form of a sweet Caster the moment I took his arrow to the heart… literally. Bastian knows that I’m made of dark magic, the very thing he’s been taught to destroy. But instead of turning away from me, he takes a chance on me, leading me behind the walls of the group out to kill me. Bastian makes me remember that there’s more to life than revenge—although I can’t help but love the look he gives me when I cause chaos. But what I don’t realize is there’s someone who’s been watching me, someone only Bastian can help me fight. Bastian – How is it that a man wielding dark magic is the only one who can save me? Even though Andras goes against everything I fight for, I can’t stop myself from drawing him into my life. What’s worse is that it’s clear he wants something from the Casters, but when he makes me laugh and feel like I’m living for the first time in my life, it’s impossible to turn him away. When I find myself caught in a web of lies between those I trusted and those I feared, I realize the only one I can rely on is the one person who’s forbidden. AmazonKU
Maddie has finally found her groove as curator of the San Benedetto Paranormal Museum. The museum’s fun. It’s quirky. And it’s all hers. But a murder and a surprise donation—an entire paranormal collection—could change the course of her small-town museum forever. Maddie’s friends and family have all sorts of ideas to expand her museum—whether she wants to or not. But when a valuable object from the new collection is stolen, Maddie suspects it may be connected to the murder of a local PhD student. Will this creeptastic collection be more trouble than it’s worth? As the body count rises, she must race against time to catch a killer.
They say kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall…But I’ve seen the future. And this time, none of us survive what’s coming. After a hard fought, bloody battle, the Vampire High Council lies in ruins. While some say we’ve won the war, a new enemy has emerged from the shadows, impossibly ruthless, dangerously bloodthirsty, too powerful to defeat. Acheron was the first vampire Caine made, and he’s set his sights on me. He plans to make me his bride. His weapon. His pawn. He’s the predator and I’m the prey—but I have a secret—six of them, actually. A king who will die for me. A warrior who will fight for me. An assassin who will kill for me. And three powerful Elders who now owe me their lives. Though our cat and mouse game has just begun, I refuse to hand our world over to a monster without a fight. But when Nikolai offers me an impossible choice, will I spend one sizzling night with him to save the males I love? Or face a foe I cannot hope to defeat and die alone, protecting my kingdom? AmazonKU
Izzy hates dates. She hates dating. Anything that puts her at risk of getting hurt is a no-go—until the relationship she built brick-by-brick crumbles. When her sister, the one person she still trusts, pushes her to attend a speed dating event at their favorite coffee shop, Izzy reluctantly agrees. After all, just because she’s stopped believing in Mr. Right doesn’t mean she can’t find Mr. Right Now. Izzy expects a night of casual fun, but when a little magic is added into the mix, all of her expectations drift off in a haze of pumpkin spice. Will Izzy trust her heart and believe in the magic? Or will she allow her doubting heart to sabotage her chance to find Mr. Forever? AmazonKU
Ollie Jerrick has a hero complex. As a wolf shifter, he’s been surrounded by real-life heroes since his dads rescued him from an evil witch when he was six. He’s the son of a doctor wolf shifter, his boss is a billionaire griffin, and his big brother…well, he’s a super-powered mage mated to the mythical Chosen One. Not convinced yet? The hellhounds, guardians of the human realm…they’re Ollie’s adopted uncles. So when a mysterious tiger arrives, Ollie decides to save him from his miserable, lonely life. It’s not like it’ll be hard…right? Bayu prefers the solitude being a tiger provides, but tragedy leads him to Nick Smith and the menagerie of kids he rescued. He accepts the role as a pack guard on one condition: the lion shifter will use his powerful connections to help Bayu find the answers he seeks. He has zero intentions of staying on a permanent basis. Some pack members seem to have other ideas, though. Especially Ollie, a young, gorgeous wolf who seems to enjoy nothing more than talking Bayu’s ears off while coaxing him into leaving his isolated existence behind. Bayu and Ollie find themselves brought together in ways neither of them could have anticipated. When tragedy strikes again, this time it’s Bayu who has to decide if he’s hero enough to save Ollie from himself, especially when the cost will be nothing less than Bayu’s heart. AmazonKU
I may go by Sebastien now, but my name was originally Romeo. And hers was Juliet. It’s a frosty fairytale of an evening in small-town Alaska when Helene and Sebastien meet for the first time. Except it isn’t the first time. You already know that story, though it didn’t happen quite as Shakespeare told it. To Helene, Sebastien is the flesh-and-blood hero of the love stories she’s spent her life writing. But Sebastien knows better—Helene is his Juliet, and their story has always been the same. He is doomed to find brief happiness with her over and over, before she dies, and he is left to mourn. Albrecht and Brigitta. Matteo and Amélie. Jack and Rachel. Marius and Cosmina. By any name, no matter where and when in time, the two of them are drawn together, and it always ends in tragedy. This time, Helene is determined that things will be different. But can these star-cross’d lovers forge a new ending to the greatest love story of all time?
At fifty-two, Wendy is a single mom with a shy son and a terrible ex-husband, working as caretaker for Godiva’s House. She’ll do anything for her son, even dress up in a chicken costume for his school play. Then the most handsome man she’s ever seen walks into her life at the worst possible moment…Alejo, a chimera shifter, always wanted a family, but after all these years, he decided it would never happen. Until he walks in on Wendy, half in and half out of a ridiculous chicken outfit, her laughter lighting up the sky. At last, he could get what he’s always wanted… if he can get a woman who’s been burned before to believe in love again, and become a father to one shy little boy and one very unexpected teenage girl. But the new family they create together will be tested to its limits by a mysterious group who will stop at nothing to steal their new home out from under them. AmazonKU
Zyon is my vampire soulmate, and I have the bite marks to prove it. But we have to keep our romance a secret… for now. I can’t imagine being with anyone else, but the vampire queen commanded me to step back and pretend Zyon hasn’t already claimed me as his mate. I swear, if I see one more woman fawn over him, I might just snap. The only reason I haven’t lost it is because of how quick Zyon is to shut down every woman who tries to flirt with him. Zyon makes sure I know he only wants me… so the vampires trying to steal him away from me can suck it! Adding to my list of worries is the way my body seems to have a mind of its own, like something inside me is desperate to get out. And I have a feeling that whatever is locked away isn’t going to want to play nice with my new, soon-to-be vampire family. To make matters worse, I feel like I’m still being watched. But that’s impossible, right? AmazonKU
Phoenix sacrificed everything to become one of the greatest necromancers in nightwalker history—including his beauty, though that was by accident rather than design. As beauty is everything to vampires, he has been a pariah ever since, disowned, discarded, and largely forgotten by everyone he once called family and friend. Nowadays, he lends his skills to sorcerer Jackie Black and the notorious Clan Mordred. If he still feels lonely and isolated, and rejected by the man he’d been stupid enough to think returned his interest, that’s his own problem, no one else’s. He’s used to rejection anyway. Then his brother shows up on his doorstep begging for help with a blackmail problem—and offering the one thing Phoenix cannot refuse as payment. But if there’s one thing he’s learned about nightwalkers, it’s that nothing is ever as it seems, and problems always get worse before they get better. AmazonKU
Joel lost his mate to a man who has already taken everything from him. Now it’s time Charlotte is returned. Nobody should interfere with fate. His adversary? His brother. A powerful warrior. If he had to fight for her, he would. To the death. What he wasn’t prepared for is the curvy human peering at him behind shy blue eyes and breasts that make his mouth water. She should run. She has no idea the danger she’s in. Quinn is proud to be the manager of Portland’s most prestigious hotel. Having the hottest sex of her life with a guest was not on her to-do list, and yet even as her instincts scream that he’s not a good man, she can’t stop giving him everything he demands. Until it’s too late.
Matti Puletasi has defeated her enemies, rescued her parents, fallen in love with the elf of her dreams, and even started thinking of having children. Will her life finally return to normal (as normal as possible when one is mated to an elf and has a goblin for a roommate and a dragon for a neighbor)? All Matti has left to do is to fulfill her obligation to Mikki the Wrench. That task, however, takes an unexpected turn when she encounters a powerful dark-elven artifact. Before she knows it, the foul relic has marked her, leaving her cursed as it steals her magic—and threatens to steal her life. If she can’t figure out how to remove the curse, she may lose everything she’s fought so hard to achieve. AmazonKU
Mystic Caravan has hit Texas, and things are supposed to be quiet in Austin. The only thing of note in a city that praises itself for being weird is the nest of vampires that rules the town. They’re not the ones wreaking havoc this time, however. Poet Parker knows something is up when a walk near the river results in an attack from a manic man with an ax. When he disappears just as quickly as he appeared, however, she knows something magical is afoot. It seems Austin is trapped in the clutches of a bored being, and her way of entertaining herself includes bringing urban legends to life…and unleashing them on the city. Poet has fought every type of magic imaginable, but this one leaves her flummoxed. It’s almost as if she’s dealing with a child mentally. Magically, however, she’s dealing with a monster. Urban legends aren’t the only thing putting Austin in an uproar. The visiting loas—both of whom are there for Poet—are also drawing attention…and from all the wrong people. Some magics are too strong to fight. Poet is not the sort of hero who can turn her back on people in need, however. Even if it means putting herself at risk to save them. Poet has new magic at her disposal. Now she has to learn how to use it…or they will all perish. It’s a fight to the finish, and who will come out on the other side is anybody’s guess. AmazonKU
Everything changed the day I saved his life. I used to hide my magic. Mainly because I didn’t want to be persecuted. I mean, even more so than I already was for being human. Humans aren’t supposed to have magic. It’s what makes us susceptible to the Corrupter’s infection. And I don’t just have one type of magic. I have all the elements, even Spirit—the element only Wraith Lords control. At best, the other races of Varr would see me as a mutant. At worst, a threat. Then the Corrupter attacked our village. Two Wraith Lords came to defend us, but despite their superior skill with swords and Spirit Magic, I knew one of them would die. So, I used my magic to save him. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. His name is Ratharin. He’s brutally handsome, with hair as black as a raven’s wing and lavender eyes that I could happily stare into for days. As a Wraith Lord, his honor is unquestionable and his bravery is infallible. He has a body honed to kill and magic granted him by the Goddess herself. Everything about him makes me shiver and salivate. And he wants to take me with him. To meet the Emperor. To help him fight the Corrupter. To start a new life. No more hiding. I’ll get to be myself. But the best bit, the thing that made me say yes, is I’ll be a part of Rath’s life. For that, I’ll do anything. AmazonKU
I’ve been captured by vampires. Captured by a mad Fae king. Worst of all… captured by an old love. The ghost I’ve longed for is obsessed with me, but he doesn’t know the past we shared. That is just too much to bear. But I’m not alone in these cells. One of my men is by my side, ready to help me face the ghosts of the past and the monsters guarding the future. And that old lover could be a powerful ally…If he would just remember me. Instead, the three of us are locked in a conflict that blazes hotter than the danger beyond the bars. AmazonKU
Kira – I’m tired of being underestimated. I’m sick of being taken for granted. And I’m flat out DONE with men who think I’m their mama. You’re too nice, they say. You’re asking to be taken advantage of, my friends argue. No more. I’m ready to stand up for myself.
And guess what? The rude beast of a man sitting next to me in coach seems like a fantastic place to start. Conor – Want to make a dragon cranky? Bind his dragon form for a hundred years. Want to make him really angry? Stick him inside a flying metal box with recycled air, insufficient leg room, and a few dozen humans. Ask me how I know. I’m that dragon. The one who can’t fly unless it’s in a plane. The one whose first-class seat was double-booked. The one who’s ready to tear apart the metal contraption confining me. And then a sweet little cream puff of a woman decides to read me the riot act. F*ck my life.
Elizabeth Mooney’s having a bad year. Her boyfriend didn’t just cheat on her. He stole her algorithm and passed it off as his, leading to Elizabeth being fired. She’s innocent, but it’s of little comfort. The only thing she enjoys is playing her favorite video game with Blood Wolf. She doesn’t know his real name, but when he offers help, she can’t turn him down. Canaan Wolverton is a lone wolf. He’s a reclusive gamer. He also runs the IT department for Blood Moon Agency. But what he isn’t is a man who falls in love with a woman he’s never met. Or so he keeps telling himself. When the mysterious Queen_Luna shares her sad tale, he can’t help but jump into action. Saving the woman of his dreams won’t be that simple. Not when Canaan realizes she’s his mate. He wants to start forever with her, but the past looms too large. It threatens everything. Canaan is used to hard quests. And the path to true love might just be the most noble quest of all. If they can live through it. AmazonKU
Married to a ruthless prince…For years, Max had to serve and obey the vicious magical nobles. Now he is one of them. When the heir to the throne attacks him, Max accidentally responds with a lethal burst of magic. Max is certain he will be executed. But his power is too rare and precious for that… Instead, the king forces him to become the boy he killed, taking on the identity and duties of the heir. That includes an arranged marriage—to the dangerously attractive Prince Camron. Living a lie, Max knows he can trust no one. Not Camron. And definitely not Simion, a handsome, dragon-riding spy sent to test his loyalty. As a deadly struggle for power begins and desire sparks, Max must protect his secret and his heart at all costs. AmazonKU
Welcome to Mystic Hollow where wildest dreams (trust me, they do get wild) come true.
I’m a simple bear with a simple wish—a Mrs. of my own. Marla is eager, attractive, eager, intelligent, eager, and a good conversationalist. (Did I mention she’s eager?) Louise is sassy, insulting, sarcastic, condescending, and not interested in marriage. (Or in me.)
Easy choice, right? Wrong. I promised Marla I’d marry her. But it’s Louise I crave. AmazonKU
Is my hot orc neighbor my crush or is he actually my soulmate? My hunky orc neighbor, Vrok, who I’d love to get to know better, keeps ignoring me. But when he overhears me reading the draft of my steamy romance novel out loud, he tells me he has ideas to make the male point of view better. Yeah, sure. One thing leads to another, and soon we’re not only working on dialogue, but we’re also acting out some of the hotter scenes. Somewhere between Chapter Fifteen and a troll roller coaster ride, we start falling for each other. Then mate bond symbols appear on our wrists. Now we can’t tell if what we’re feeling is real or not. If we break the bond, will we still be in love? AmazonKU
Daddy Jack calls me his Princess and tells me he’ll protect me from the big bad world. But how can he protect me from the way being near him stirs my body to life and fills me with forbidden desire? How can he protect me from my…Heat Cycle? My parents died before they could tell me what I am. I never had a Were Mark, so they thought it would be safe to leave me ignorant of my heritage—my birthright as a Female Were. So I had no idea why my body started behaving so strangely when Daddy Jack showed up. Jack was my Father’s best friend—they swore an oath to protect each other’s families. After my parents were killed in a car wreck, he showed up on my doorstep, ready to take care of me and protect me from the big bad world. Despite his fearsome appearance…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
When Rina and Aerten asked the Goddess Andraste to officiate at their hand fasting ceremony, they thought that it’d prevent any other deities from causing trouble. But moonlight on the South Downs brings with it magic, and an ancient triple Goddess with a grudge against Andraste. Will their wedding go off without a hitch? And will they be able to hide the truth of the situation from Rina’s family? Welcome to the Godstouched Universe, where the Gods interfere in the lives of mortals. Married by Moonlight is an epilogue to the sapphic romance Value in Visions, with a guaranteed Happy Ever After. AmazonKU
Monstrous enemy or horned hero? A monster hunter’s encounter with a demon leaves her injured and stranded in a faraway world. All the humans in this strange new land have magic, and many of the residents aren’t human at all. Smoke-fire demons, minotaurs, and orcs, for a start. Cleo doesn’t exactly feel welcomed. First a demon tries to eat her, then an orc. If not for a protective minotaur, she’d have been a monster’s dinner. But then everything goes awry, and Cleo’s rescuer starts looking more like her captor than her protector. Is the sexy bullman her enemy? Or is he her horned hero?
Fonda Lee returns to the acclaimed Green Bone Saga with four prequel short stories that delve into the personal histories of the Kaul and Ayt families. The Witch and Her Friend. Before she was the ruthless leader of the Mountain clan, Ayt Mada was an orphan without friends at school except for one: Aun Ure, a teenage girl feared and renowned as an assassin but yearning for a simpler life. Not Only Blood. Before he was the heir apparent of the No Peak clan, Kaul Lan challenged his grandfather and clan patriarch to help a boy who had lost everything. Better Than Jade. Before they were married, Kaul Hilo and Maik Wen were a young couple facing long odds: the son of a top Green Bone clan in love with a stone-eye girl from a disreputable family. Granddaughter Cormorant. Before she left and returned to Kekon, Kaul Shae was the apple of her grandfather’s eye…as well as a daring secret informer to a foreign country.
Prince of nothing and nowhere…After years of living a double life as a wastrel and a cad, Prince Vaniell of Garimore has walked away from his title, his position, and his life of privilege. His only remaining ambition is to save the Five Thrones from annihilation, by bringing an end to the reign of a power hungry king. Driven by guilt and and the grim specter of failure, Vaniell must travel far beyond the borders of his own lands to the coastal kingdom of Iria, where he hopes to find the elusive weapon he needs. What he finds instead is a tantalizingly beautiful mystery, one he can neither dismiss nor ignore.
Kiss him or kill him? Karreya has spent the last ten years behind the impenetrable walls of the Enclave—the harsh, unforgiving school for imperial assassins. But they trained her better than they knew, and now she is free, with only one mission in mind—to find the father who abandoned her for a new life in Abreia. Lost in an unfamiliar world, she collides—literally—with the most beautiful, most infuriating man she has ever met. She ought to just kill him, but his smile is as deadly as his magic, and somewhere beneath his razor-edged charm is a heart as guarded as her own. Their meeting seems wrought by fate, but for Vaniell and Karreya, fate is a double edged sword. Their only hope is to find a way to turn that blade on their enemies… before it divides the two of them forever. AmazonKU
Kevin – My fox knows exactly what he wants. My fox is frantic with need for a family. But that doesn’t come easy for any latent animal, especially not a fox. We mated in triads and I couldn’t even find one fox, much less two during mating season in my skulk. No one wanted an alpha without a beast. I thought I’d resigned myself to finding satisfaction in work and friends, but living in this area where happy couples and throuples seem to be everywhere has reawakened a desire for a happy ever after of my own. Bond – The foster system is hard on most kids, but most kids don’t also start turning into a wolf at puberty. If not for a shifterly neighbor seeing the signs and explaining the facts of shifter life to me, I don’t know what I’d have done. But living in the human world is lonely, and my wolf wants his mate. Stumbling upon an app one night, I read it in shock. Male-Order Mates. Sounded like just the thing for a lonely wolf who craved pack, family, and home. Could I have all those things? Or would it be one more rejection in a lifetime of them? Leander – Discovering that your brother is still alive after growing up being told he died with your parents is a complete mind puck. I still can’t wrap my head around it and I’m only days away from meeting him for the first time since I was a newborn. There are many questions to be asked and answered, but one thing is for sure: my dragon longs for a family. It’s only after I spend time with my brother that I discover what my beast truly longs for, a mate to share my life with— maybe two. AmazonKU
Nate has brazenly laughed his way through his life so far, but his Sleeping Beauty will teach him what true happiness is. Rose Hilton is the heir to a fortune, and the envy of women all over the world. Especially her stepmother, who is literally willing to do anything to take Rose’s fortune out from under her. Nate finds his Beloved poisoned and his touch brings her back to life. But enemies are multiplying and they have no solution to the dangers the gargoyle brothers face each and every day.
Málik Danann reveals his true self… and his true heart. But even with a Fae Prince by her side, Gwendolyn of Cornwall is not assured victory against Locrinus, the Usurper. She may have come to understand the true meaning of her prophecy, but now she must rise to her destiny and become the First Queen to unite Pretania’s fractured tribes—a daunting task, when the people have lost hope, and the land itself is dying. But the Doom of Men will not simply depend upon whether a slip of a girl can rally mortal men to fight a flesh-and-blood foe. To save her kingdom, the people must remember a time of magic, and it is within the Fae realm Gwendolyn will find the key to reignite hope—The Tuatha’an Sword of Light. There are forces beyond Gwendolyn’s understanding—darkcreatures that will stop at nothing to keep her from her quest. While she intends to enter the Underworld with a Prince by her side, her greatest perils await. She will be tested by a Fae king whose hatred for humanity is strong.
Monster speed dating – sounds fun right? Except my life as a marine biologist takes a slippery turn when I mistake a cthulhu for an octopus, only to find him seated across from me on date night. Now, every time I turn around, he’s there. Watching. Winking. Waiting until I succumb to his charm. But I’m not ready for love. I have my studies, a mission to save the ocean, and a secret darker than the deepest depths of the sea. Will Chaos claim me as his, or will I run from him like everyone else in my life? AmazonKU
Dragon shifter Puck is convinced that Austin is not for him. As much as he wants Austin, he knows such an amazing dragon couldn’t be his mate, so he’s going to hide away and let this one get away. Except that Austin won’t let him. Austin knows Puck is the one for him, and he’s not going to let Puck keep him at arm’s length. Except they keep having fasle starts. Finally, the two of them come together, but they have to work around their own fears, their ever-growing family, and some shocking developments in the dragon prophecy which threaten to endanger them all. Can they get together and start their own new family life, or will they wither under the strain of the crazy magic going on in their world? AmazonKU
He was in town for a pack meeting. Some bull sh*tting with the boys and then it back home. Back to the rules and regulations that ran his life. He was the alpha. The man—make that the wolf—in charge. And he was damn lonely at the top. He’d given up hope of ever finding his fated mate. Then, sh*t starts to happen. A heat wave engulfs the town—and not just any heat wave—no, this was the heat wave. Get it? Every shifter in town goes into heat—drawn to their mates. He laughed when he heard what was happening. After all he didn’t have a mate? Or did he? AmazonKU
VS: The only review I’ve seen for this so far was very mixed. A few stories they liked…
Witches! Whether you know them from Shakespeare or from Wicked, there is no staple more beloved in folklore, fairy tale, or fantasy than these magical beings. Witches are everywhere, and at the heart of stories that resonate with many people around the world. This dazzling, otherworldly collection gathers new stories of witches from all walks of life, ensuring a Halloween readers will never forget. Whether they be maiden, mother, crone, or other; funny, fierce, light and airy, or dark and disturbing; witches are a vital part of some of the greatest stories we have, and new ones start here!
VS Note: An 8500 word short.
A paranormal escort service. That kind of thing can’t possibly exist, right? If you told me to imagine the sort of woman people would pay to have sex with, it wouldn’t be me. But I’ve just learned that otherkin are real, and my mage boss insists that sometimes they need a little quality time with a convenient, willing human body. My next client is a massive Oni. Every paranormal fangirl’s dream job, right? AmazonKU
Most men would be flattered to be sent to a prince’s bed. Jem – To me it’s just a chore. I’ve been giving my magic and my body to mages my whole adult life. So when Prince Wilhelm is in London for King Charles’s coronation and I’m provided as hospitality, along with the champagne and the penthouse suite, I’m not impressed. It’s just another night. He is just going to use me, take my magic and send me on my way. I know how it goes. I’m never going to be treated any other way. I’m the disgraced younger brother of Duke Sothbridge. Ostracized from society since I was a teenager. Considered good enough for only one thing. He is a prince, not Prince Charming, and I’m nobody’s Cinderella. Fairy tales are just that, tales. One night won’t change everything. Will – When Jem walks into the room, I’m blown away. He is utterly gorgeous, and his magic sings to mine like no other ever has. He is also as feisty as hell. I’ve never been more smitten. He is only here for the night but I have a feeling by morning light I’m going to want to keep him. Which won’t be a problem, I always get what I want and why would he turn me down? I think this night will change everything. AmazonKU
My name is Jillian Pettigrew, and my life is in the crapper. I lost my job and my boyfriend in one fell swoop, and then my car decided to go kaput. Great… just freaking great. But then I inherited an old green bottle with a stubborn cork that I couldn’t seem to remove. The bottle didn’t look like much… until I started cleaning it up one afternoon while thinking about all the things I wished I could achieve. Enter Johnny Broussard, a dirty-talking genie—yes, a real GENIE!—with a slow Cajun accent that set my panties on fire. Mister Tall, Dark, and Magical made all my wishes come true—in life and in the bedroom. Because let me tell ya, ladies. Genie loving is the very best kind of loving. If you haven’t experienced it, I suggest you go to your local antique store and buy up every old bottle you can find. Then get to rubbing. But let me give you a word of warning. Do not, under any circumstances, fall for your genie. Because once your wishes are fulfilled, he will have to leave the human realm and return to his bottle. No matter how much you wish he could stay. AmazonKU
“You were meant for more than this. It’s time for you to believe in yourself the way I believe in you.” When the king offers Liam an unexpected job, he must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to find his place in the future and live up to the name that’s haunted him for the past three years. Meanwhile, Zander lives like a ghost in the past as he and Miretta work to rebuild their broken marriage. With the birth of the new king looming near and Zander’s family in danger of being torn apart, will Liam and the others find a way to change history again before it’s too late? Onyx Mage is the fourth book in the King’s Road Series, an epic romantic fantasy across time. It originally appeared in serial format on Kindle Vella. AmazonKU
I’m in a city full of fae who despise me because of my magic, with a mate who doesn’t have time to see me. Yeah, it’s been great. I’ve about decided to move to the earth fae lands when someone wakes the Mother of All Monsters, and Flood decides I have to go with him into the Aboa to put her back to sleep. When I call him out for avoiding me, I learn the truth about why he’s been staying away, and have to make a decision about how to deal with certain physical, ah, instincts he can’t control. Now our lives are on the line while we fight our way through the Aboa, and our hearts? We can’t avoid acknowledging them any longer, or we won’t make it out alive. AmazonKU
After years spent under the thumb of his cruel uncle, Prince Aiden finally has an escape—an arranged marriage. But is his match the monster everyone says he is, or is he the one person who can warm Aiden’s cold heart? Forced into marriage by his terrible uncle, the man who stole his brother’s crown, Aiden fears his future will be even more miserable than his present. Prince Fagan, his uncle’s chosen suitor, has a reputation—he is nothing less than a monster. Aiden will need every ounce of strength he possesses to survive. Youngest son of his father’s large family, Prince Davin has waited years to be able to follow in his brothers’ footsteps and be a dutiful son. His opportunity comes in a way he never expected. He must pretend to be his half-brother, whose name he shares, and marry an omega in his brother’s place. Prince Aiden is a lost soul, scared and hurting. Can Davin coax some life back into the lonely omega and make their marriage a haven from the cruel world of Aiden’s past? And when Aiden’s uncle rears his head once again, and duty wars with love, will their marriage be strong enough to fight the tides that pull them apart? AmazonKU
Alphas are taught to take what they want.Or at least that’s the motto of the elite alpha academy where I work. My probation is around the corner and the headmaster has already warned me I don’t fit in. But I need this job to prove to my family and my ex that I’m more than just my past mistakes. Falling for my student is a dangerous complication. But Mattie is a burst of sunshine in my dreary life. He’s gorgeous, devoted, and he wants me. Just one smile from my beautiful beta and I want to be the best alpha I can be.
Until his older brother catches us in the act and I’m triggered into a switch. My hidden omega nature takes over, hungry for the pack I never had. Which is how I end up spending a mind-blowing heat with Mattie’s brother and his friends. They’re the rich and powerful Lyalls, and from the outside it looks like they have the world at their feet. But they’re struggling with their own past mistakes, and I have enough on my plate trying to work out how to be an omega. But as things at the academy spiral downhill, I find myself drawn to this group of mismatched men. Each of them is unique, opening me up to new experiences, and speaking to a different part of my soul. We want each other. We need each other. But learning how to be a pack is going to be the hardest lesson of our lives. AmazonKU
Avery, Ax, Falcon, Cosmo, and I had stumbled upon something suspicious; something that was going on in my city right under our noses. A new drug had popped up, affecting only the paranormal community. People were starting to go missing, and those that we caught started babbling about how he was going to take the Syndicate down for good. That was never going to happen. No one ruled the criminal world but us, and we don’t mind making a mess of anyone who stands in our way. Following a bloody battle, I was saved by someone I never thought I would see again, someone who was supposed to be dead. Someone who belonged to the Syndicate. I needed to get him back. Right as we began to unravel some leads for both our missing heir and the drug problem, my dad and the other bosses went missing. Can’t a girl catch a break? We needed to get our dads back, we needed to stop whoever was controlling these drugs, and most of all, these heirs better fall in line because I am Rayla Desmond, the Syndicate Queen, and I don’t need any Kings. AmazonKU
On the Road: When a brown bear shifter runs across his mate, he discovers a scarred soul in need of healing. As a brown bear who’s been be-spelled by witches and rescued by horsemen and demons, Madagascar has spent months recovering. He’s bored. When Kontra’s gang gathers the information they need to take out a facility holding and experimenting on shifters, he decides to help them. While there, Madagascar runs across his mate—a wolf shifter working as a janitor… who pulls a gun on them. After disarming and securing the man, they learn his name is Ishmael Cartwright, a shifter who’d been kidnapped and sold by a now-deceased councilman gone rogue. The experiments done on Ishmael have left him with little memory of his past, and he believes any recollections of him shifting are delusions brought on by the house fire that left scars on his back. With Ishmael believing the scientists saved him, can Madagascar find some way to break through his conditioning and win his mate?
It’s the dog days of summer and Winterspell is going through town psychics faster than a werewolf sheds its fur after a full moon. And let’s hope we don’t have one of those on our tail. I’m supposed to be planning my wedding, but when a good deed leads me to the scene of a murder, my priorities take a sudden detour. The investigation is off to a rocky start, especially when Sheriff Templeton is quick to dismiss the death as nothing more than a tragic accident. However, the psychic’s familiar has a different tale to tell, insisting it was murder most foul. Under threat of being put back on diet kibble, Selene must swallow her pride long enough to work paw-in-paw with a canine informant to sniff out the truth.With suspects piling up faster than empty wine bottles at a bachelorette party, we’re racing against time to piece together the puzzle before the trail goes cold. But with a prickly sheriff breathing down our necks and wedding plans demanding my attention, can we find the killer before they strike again? Or will this doggone mystery prove too much for even the sassiest of feline familiars? AmazonKU
All angels have muses, and if they don’t, Wylie’s brother had something to do with it. Her twin becomes the angel’s spokesperson while Wylie hides in her scrubs. This all ends when she loses her job. The CEOs of the hospital decide it’s too risky to employ an angel. Without the title of nurse, her confidence takes a plunge. Now, she faces the destiny she ignored during her long shifts caring for patients. With the help of the last Dominion in God’s Army, Wylie must learn the art of war. Can she harm with the same proficiency in which she heals? As the mantle of Armageddon settles over Wylie’s shoulders, she becomes the angel everyone has waited for and leads the fight against the rebellion. AmazonKU
Sabertooth tiger shifter Galen has been having mating dreams for the past week, but he can’t make any sense out of the fuzzy pink and gold images that plague him. Fairy Serena Fontaine has been away from the Belle Terra Supernatural Hotel for a week when she has a dream urging her to return to town. As she draws close to the arena where the were-fights are being held, she passes out and falls from the sky, right into her truemate’s arms. What happens when a sabertooth tiger shifter’s dreams finally come true? AmazonKU
My mom has cancer. What happens when I accept one date with my billionaire nemesis to get the money? Trevor is a billionaire leopard shifter who’s always done whatever-and whoever- he wanted. Now, he wants to start over as a mature, grown-up businessman, and the first step to that is to start giving back to the community. Only, the director of the charity he believes in doesn’t believe in him. In order to make himself look more appealing, he’ll bring along a date. A very reluctant one. Byron is an omega giraffe shifter who knows exactly who his fated mate is, and that’s why he avoids the man like the plague. Trevor is a playboy and thinks his jokes are funny, even when they’re at someone else’s expense, especially Byron. They were at each other’s throats in college, and haven’t seen each other for years. Now, Byron’s faced with the care of his life when his mother is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer that needs surgery that he can’t afford. When His fated mate pops up out of the blue, asking his for a fake date, Byron grabs the opportunity. When the two of them see each other again, sparks fly. Will Byron’s mom get the surgery she so desperately needs? Will Trevor and Byron get past their hatred for one another? Will they finally fall into each other’s arms and get their happily ever after, complete with baby? AmazonKU
Maggie. Drop dead gorgeous brunette. Retro-Blues singer, Maggie is, and a damn fine one, at that. Maggie’s all class. Too classy for Nashville. Far too classy for the likes of me. Me, I’m a cop with a real nose for crime — I’m also a werewolf. Now I’m undercover, chasing a serial killer, a bloodsucking bastard of a rogue vampire. And he’s close. So close I can almost smell him. I have to be here, have to stop him. Before he takes the bait… Before he kills the woman I love. Again.
I never thought I’d come back to this place. The place where I lost everything, and yet the only one I ever called home. Then they came to me for help. Three desperate men on a journey to rescue their brother. I was the only one who could get them through the portal, and as much as I wanted to turn them away, I couldn’t. Something about these men called to me. I could sense a whisper of Nymeria inside of them, but that didn’t make sense. They were only human. For now, at least. To find their brother, they’d need to change. No human had ever survived stepping foot in Nymeria. In a world filled with magic and treachery, it’s more than just the monsters we had to worry about. Everything has changed since I was last here. The people are afraid, and they should be. A madman was on a mission to seize the land, and they had no one left to fight for them. Because I ran. But now I’m coming back. AmazonKU
All work and no wicked play makes Tiernan a very unsatisfied king…Of all the Verran brothers, Tiernan is the least suited to wear the Night Court crown. The Rebel Prince is happy with no responsibilities or accountability—just the freedom to pursue his own dark, lush pleasures in Sin City. Including his secret hunger for a certain smart-mouthed, fiery redhead. Only, the possibility of having Fiona is stripped away when Tiernan is thrust into the one role he never wanted: king. As king of the Dark Fae, wanting—let alone pursuing—anything with a lower-caste fae like Fiona would shift from fun…to forbidden. Now war is emerging from the shadows of Vegas, and Tiernan is caught between who he’s meant to be and who he wants. And somewhere in this maelstrom of lust, love, and rebellion is the key to the Dark Fae’s survival…even if the cost is more than he can imagine. AmazonKU
Giving in to expectations can have its advantages. Omega wolf shifter Caleb isn’t cut out for life in his pack. Since his twentieth birthday, the expectation has been that he’d find a mate and start to pop out pups. None of the alphas in his pack have caught his interest, and his parents are ready to take matters into their own hands. Alpha wolf shifter Jordan doesn’t have time to worry about relationships. His app has gone viral, and even though he has some part-time responsibilities to his pack, he’s fully focused on building his business. Unfortunately, his family has other ideas. When Caleb and Jordan don’t make things happen on their own, they’re both added to a statewide registry of available shifters looking for mates. Their first date is more transactional than romantic, but they agree to the arrangement just to keep their families happy. Little do they know how happy they’ll actually become once they allow themselves to love. AmazonKU
Be careful what you wish for, kitty cat. I’m just a plain old tabby cat Shifter until I come across a dusty old book in the back of the bookshop where I work in the small English village of Westlake. Then everything changes for me. My whole world shifts, and I become someone. Someone with the ability to conjure. After a devastating breakup, I wish for a world where I won’t feel pain. Now I’m the ruler of my own Hell dimension, surrounded by those who worship me – including an Elemental, Demon, Warlock and fellow cat Shifter, only much, much bigger. When things in this world turn ugly, will these four help me get back home or keep me in their grip? AmazonKU
Tana Fairchild’s fate has never been in question. Her life has been planned out since the moment she was born: she is to marry the governor’s son, Landon, and secure an unprecedented alliance between the witches of her island home and the mainlanders who see her very existence as a threat. Tana’s coven has appeased those who fear their power for years by releasing most of their magic into the ocean during the full moon. But when Tana misses the midnight ritual—a fatal mistake—there is no one she can turn to for help…until she meets Wolfe. Wolfe claims he is from a coven that practices dark magic, making him one of the only people who can help her. But he refuses to let Tana’s power rush into the sea, and instead teaches her his forbidden magic. A magic that makes her feel powerful. Alive. As the sea grows more violent, her coven loses control of the currents, a danger that could destroy the alliance as well as her island. Tana will have to choose between love and duty, between loyalty to her people and loyalty to her heart. Marrying Landon would secure peace for her coven but losing Wolfe and his wild magic could cost her everything else.
In Kushiel’s Dart, a daring young courtesan uncovered a plot to destroy her beloved homeland. But hers is only half the tale. Now see the other half of the heart that lived it.
Cassiel’s Servant is a retelling of cult favorite Kushiel’s Dart from the point of view of Joscelin, Cassiline warrior-priest and protector of Phèdre nó Delaunay. He’s sworn to celibacy and the blade as surely as she’s pledged to pleasure, but the gods they serve have bound them together. When both are betrayed, they must rely on each other to survive. From his earliest training to captivity amongst their enemies, his journey with Phèdre to avert the conquest of Terre D’Ange shatters body and mind… and brings him an impossible love that he will do anything to keep. Even if it means breaking all vows and losing his soul. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
They say time heals all wounds. Well, I’m not getting any younger. My disciplinary file at ESCU is almost as thick as my personnel file, which is saying something since I’ve been working for them for more than twenty years. I do the jobs no one else wants, go places no one is supposed to go to deal with monsters that don’t exist. After a while, you get a feel for how a mission’s going to go, and I have a feeling this next one is going to be fifty shades of FUBAR. And not just because my new partner, Ziggy, is last night’s one-night stand. Whom I may have accidentally married…He’s a furry blue monster with big dreams and an even bigger heart. We’re supposed to be locating an escaped monster and the AWOL soldier who broke him out. I can’t afford to complicate our working relationship with feelings, especially given how my last relationship ended. For better or worse we’re stuck together until I can figure out how to undo this, which is just as well considering everything I know about ESCU might be a lie. AmazonKU
VS Note: I love time loop stories. One clicked!
Gemma Peters is doing fine. She’s making a name for herself in the L.A. music biz as a radio producer. She’s got a ride-or-die best friend in Lila, and she gets to come home to Rex, her loving Labrador, every night. But ever since her rock star ex-boyfriend used her to get a record deal from her rock legend dad, she’s made a “no musicians” rule when it comes to dating that’s becoming more like a “no dating” rule, period. So, when Gemma crashes (literally) into Jack one Thursday morning, at first she feels like fate might finally be doing her a favor. After all this guy is cute and, wait, is she imagining it, or is he staring a little too deeply into her eyes? And how does he know her name? Even harder to explain is the funny feeling of déjà vu she gets every time she looks at him. It’s not at all like Gemma to kiss a man and forget him completely, so then how can she explain the dreamlike memory of his lips on hers? The truth is this is no ordinary Thursday. Not for them. In fact, they’ve lived this day over and over for months. And while Gemma has been totally oblivious to the time loop, Jack has been agonizingly aware of every single iteration. Luckily, Jack has a theory to bring his own personal Groundhog Day to an end. And it’s simple. Before the day is over, he just has to get Gemma to fall in love with him.
Jezebel was born into the world howling. She intends to leave it the same way. When Jezebel learns she can’t be a king like her father simply because she’s a girl, she vows never to become someone’s decorative wife, nameless and lost to history. At fifteen she’s married off, despite her protests, to Prince Ahab of Israel. There, she does what she must to gain power and remake the dry and distant kingdom in the image of her beloved, prosperous seaside homeland of Tyre, beginning by building temples to the gods she grew up worshipping. As her initiatives usher in an era of prosperity for Israel, her new subjects love her, and her name rings through the land. Then Elijah, the prophet of Yahweh and her former lover, begins to speak out against her. Bitter at having been abandoned by Jezebel, he lashes out, calling her a slut. Harlot. Witch. And the people, revering their prophet’s message, turn on her. As ancient powers and faiths are pitted against each other, bloodshed descends on Israel and Jezebel faces the fall of her legacy. Determined despite the odds to make Israel a great nation, she must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect her family, her throne—her name. A stunning revision of a notorious queen’s story, Jezebel is a thrilling lyrical debut about a fierce woman who refuses to be forgotten.
Keltania Tunne has spent her whole life training to become a bodyguard for a Winter Fae. It’s the highest of honors for a druid…only when Tania arrives at the Winter Court for the first time, nothing is what she expected. Her assignment is the heir to the throne, Valen, and he doesn’t want her protection. In fact, he wants her gone. Yesterday. But Tania will not compromise, even if he is the most arrogant jackass she’s ever met—because something isn’t right in the Winter Court. Everyone has secrets. From the Winter Lord to the kitchen maids to the rising faction that wants the prince dead—no one is who they seem. And now it’s up to Tania to keep her sacred oath and protect Valen, even when his smart mouth makes her skate the razor-thin edge between love and hate. But the more she gets to know him, the more she realizes his secret is the biggest of all—and might just get them both killed.
Alan – I haven’t been out with a guy in the last two years. Partly because I’m a gay elementary-school teacher in a fairly small, conservative town. Partly because I’m a sorcerer, and dating ordinary humans only leads to trouble. Sleeping with one though? That’s doable, so when my birdbrained familiar Sunny lines up a tall, muscular firefighter for me, I’m not going to say no. Just once, though. Maybe twice. I don’t need more trouble in my life. Jason – I don’t regret moving back to my hometown and my big family. Well, not much. I’m not out to them, and I miss the anonymity of the big city, but I like the local fire house and the slower-paced life. Still, when I see my niece’s teacher, Mr. Hiranchai, in gray sweatpants talking to a mini-parrot on his shoulder, something inside me (or maybe something in front of me) perks up and says “I want that one.” I can’t have an actual boyfriend, but I sure wouldn’t mind getting laid, and Alan’s slim, dark-haired, smart-assed style rings all my bells. It’s no surprise we turn out to be great together, even if my job and his responsibilities make it hard to find time. It is a surprise when I realize I want more than just an occasional night. But some weird fires out in the brush keep us firefighters hopping, and when this strange carnival comes to town and lands me with a pair of magical doll shoes, life gets truly confusing. There’s more to Alan than he’s telling me, and I’m getting a bad, bad feeling about all this. AmazonKU
As a rare breed of prey shifter, Luna has been hunted most of her life for what she is.She learned not to trust predator shifters—especially of the alpha male variety—after losing her family to the claws of a wolf pack, led by her ex-boyfriend. Hello, trust issues. So, when multiple deadly predator shifters claim she is their mate and try to keep her to themselves, she will do everything she can to escape them. Especially considering the men are enemies, and she is bound to be caught in their jealous crossfire. HELD CAPTIVE BY FOUR OF THE MOST DANGEROUS PREDATOR SHIFTERS IN EXISTENCE. A possessive, grunting alpha werewolf with an overactive sex drive.A tattooed, black-leather-jacket-wearing basilisk with an attitude problem and a penchant for dominantly wrapping his fingers around her throat. A seductive vampire with a drugging bite that makes her eyes roll back in her head. A smirking, funny fox shifter who can tell when she is lying.Being held hostage by these alpha men is one thing, but the more time an omega prey shifter spends in the presence of a predator, the more likely her heat is triggered. If she cannot escape them in time, her body will betray her—begging for their touch. Spoiler alert: it’s already betraying her. Amazon
I run a cute little shop for omegas instead of looking for an alpha pack to marry.
And my only love is my childhood best friend, Lio, who’s a professional knotter at the local heat clinic, so he’s off limits for me. Until all that changes in one fateful night when an ancient creature kidnaps me and I don’t have my heat suppressants. I go into heat. And the only place I can go to for help is the heat clinic on the island where Lio works at. Then I’m slapped with a shocking surprise two weeks later…Knotted by The Pack is a standalone reverse harem duet with protective male alpha partners, a #whychoose story. AmazonKU
Winter had no choice but to follow the orders of her father and marry Sean Campbell, the alpha of an enemy clan. After the wedding she is locked in Sean’s room until he is ready to claim her. She escapes before he can mark and claim her. Staying in Campbell territory is not an option and going back to her home clan is impossible. Hoping that no one would find her in a tiny, little town in Alaska, she found her way to Mystic River. Colby Reynolds takes her into his band of spies, now things are looking up for her. She has a place to live, a new job she loves, and the certainty that she’ll never have to look at Sean Campbell’s face ever again. She’d left him! And on their wedding day, no less! Sean Campbell couldn’t believe that the woman he’d married had disappeared only hours after exchanging their vows! She was his fated mate and he would leave no stone unturned in his quest to find her. It took years but he has located Winter in Mystic River, Alaska. Now that he knows where she’s been hiding, he wants her back. But doesn’t he remember? She told him she’d never be his mate, and there isn’t a single thing he can do to change her mind. To Sean, that sounds like a challenge. And if there’s one thing Winter knows about snow leopard shifters, it’s that they can never resist a challenge. AmazonKU
Taylor Kramer is out of options. If he wants to survive, he has to rely on the very people he once hunted—the paranormals. The government wants him dead and the paranormals scare him. The last thing he needs is a mate who shifts into a cougar. Marshall Pyke isn’t looking for love. He comes back to his hometown because his family and clan are in deep trouble. Saint Lakes is in the center of a war with a man bent on destroying every paranormal in existence. When the new farmhand turns out to be his fated mate, sparks fly. Too bad he’s also the enemy. When Taylor’s asked to work for the paranormal council, he knows he has a lot to prove, especially to Marshall. If Marshall wants to protect his mate, he’ll have to break a few rules. AmazonKU
When my mate of twenty years started growing distant, My best friend offered to give him advice. Little did I know she’d end up pregnant with his baby. I left Portland and my daycare job behind, Ready to start anew in my friend’s pack down in Eugene. The Glenwood pack gave me a warm welcome—Especially Kane, once my wolf caught sight of him. The ruggedly handsome cop stood in the doorway, A single dad holding a tiny newborn in a baby carrier. A woman had dropped the shifter baby off at the precinct, Making him a father in an instant. With a schedule like his, he needed a nanny, And I was new in town and needed a job. It was the perfect arrangement—Until I woke up in his arms. But that’s not the only danger on Glenwood territory. My little dream job ends up becoming a nightmare. I’m thrown in the middle of a war between packs, But my only combat experience is with screaming kids. It’s time to put on my big girl pants and jump in. This precious baby and my only chance at fated love are on the line. AmazonKU
I’ve lost so many pieces of myself to count. Too many. All my life, I believed I wasn’t just damaged but broken beyond repair. Too weak to do anything but survive. Until the monster who made every day a hell on Earth found a new way to strike back at me. There are some pieces of myself I’ve lost and will never find again. There are others I will fight to my dying breath to save, because I may be damaged and scarred, but I am not broken. Aden, Kade, and Dariel saved me. Now it’s my turn to save them. It’s time for my monster to die. AmazonKU
Nicolai is used to being the date, but never the partner. Being a changeling means that he’s no stranger to fulfilling someone’s fantasies. Everyone seems to have a preference for his appearance, but Nicolai’s never had someone see him. Until Gadreel. Gadreel might be a demon of lust, but he’s always preferred the company of a long-term partner over flings. He’s had a hard time opening himself up again after heartbreak in the past. Until he meets a handsome security guard that helps mend his wounded heart. Between council meetings, dealing with a prankster, and sharing some sexy chocolate, the two find their walls coming crashing down. Nicolai can quite literally be anyone and Gadreel is surprised to realize Nicolai is choosing to be his. AmazonKU
My gift has always felt more like a curse. Standing up and speaking the truth when nobody wants to hear it is terrifying. But the truth doesn’t erase the horrors I’ve seen It doesn’t silence the whispers, Or blind me to the fingers pointed my way. Doing the right thing never brought me anything but trouble So finding myself held captive by a sexy-as-sin duo who loathe me on sight doesn’t come as a shock. What does surprise me is how quickly my anger for them burns out, leaving a ferocious need in its place. A need to belong, to be seen, to be loved. But when every wall I built begins to crumble Exposing my dark and sordid past Will there be anyone left standing to pull me from the wreckage? AmazonKU
I got me a real important job. Important because I need to make my boss, Mr. Howard, happy with me like yesterday. It’s no secret that Mr. Howard has never liked me, but if he fires me? Well, I’m sure that will mean the end of Cain Morgan’s ghost taking up residency inside my head. See, Cain shares my body all because he’s supposed to be helping Taliyah settle into her job as the new Chief of Police. And though Taliyah’s pretty well settled by now (by my way of thinking), no one’s said anything about moving Cain on to the other side. And I like him right where he is. So that’s why I’ve gotta make darn sure this next case I get put on is a slam dunk. I’ve been hired to bring Sophia Erepto’s dead granny back because the Erepto family is missing something real important to them—an idol. And I ain’t talkin’ American Idol on the tele. I’m talking about a little, gold statue—the owner of which will take over as the head of the family clan. Real important stuff. So when that idol goes missing and Granny ain’t talkin’, Darla’s got a real big problem on her hands. AmazonKU
Saladin Edenwood is a true dark witch from one of the original lines, but he doesn’t want to use his magic for evil. He gets to decide how he uses his magic, not his family or his magic. But Sal has a secret: his magic talks to him every day, offering him whatever he wants as long as he gives in to his dark magic. However, help is at hand! Sal can merge his light and dark magic and become the first grey true witch. Simple right? Nothing in life is ever simple, especially as the dark witches are upping their game and pulling out different moves and demons bringing even more danger. Sal has a secret wish… that Jude Stone, the handsome carpenter, would want to help ground him and love him. With danger lurking, killer animals, monsters, dark witches, and demons, can Sal combine his magic, start something with Jude, and receive perfect tens from the town? AmazonKU
An anthology of gender-bent, queered, race-bent, and inclusive retellings from the enchanting and eternally popular world of Greek myth…Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, and the other denizens of Mount Olympus feel almost as present and larger than life today as they did when they were worshipped as gods. Humanity has been telling and retelling stories about the characters from Greek and Roman myth for centuries—heck, the Romans liked the Hellenic originals so much, they remade them faster than Marvel remakes Spider-Man movies. And from Virgil’s Aeneid to Xena: Warrior Princess to Percy Jackson to The Song of Achilles, the obsession has never waned. Yet Fit for the Gods shows how these stories still have a power of metamorphosis that would impress Ovid. Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Fit for the Gods will be like ambrosia for those craving fresh interpretations of their favorite myths, and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in these beloved legends.
I thought choosing to inherit my family’s powers would be enough to make my life perfect. Turns out they might be more trouble than I anticipated. With my aunt still recovering and no real mentor in sight, it’s up to me to figure things out. If only my newfound magic could also get me out of the real-life problems that have caught up to me. If I don’t get control of things fast, who knows what chaos will explode out of me. AmazonKU
I spent one forbidden night with the alpha wolf. Then I found out I was pregnant with his secret twins.I didn’t know who he was, that he’s the biggest enemy of us dragons.
When I found out, I vowed to never speak of him again. But that’s about to change.
Because, for the sake of peace, I’m being forced to let the alpha live in my home…I want to fight it, but I have no choice in the matter. The only thing that’s important are the demons that we have to fight together. No one understands what his presence in my home does to me. Our bickering leads to angry outbursts that need to be released in the only way we know. Our forced time together makes me desperate, but he knows no pity.
My secret will be exposed soon, and he’ll finally find out that he’s a daddy. His hands on my body make me crave his nearness. His mouth on mine makes me forget that I hate him. Can we be a family after all? AmazonKU
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