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.
The alien prince is on the hunt for revenge. And buying me is part of his master plan. I was safe hiding on the outskirts of the galaxy and singing in a dingy nightclub. Until the menacing alien prince with the platinum hair and claiming gaze bought my debt. Now I’m traveling on his ship as his guide while he searches for vengeance. Despite the prince’s promise to protect me, he has no idea what he’s set in motion by plucking me from obscurity. As we get closer to him exacting his revenge, I’m in danger of being taken by someone even more deadly. AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in Lesbian Romance, scifi. Cliffhanger.
With the Sworne now at their backdoor, Charlie and Kal face a larger threat than they thought before. Omnis-sar demands Kal to kneel and welcome her to Kander or be devoured. However, Kal will never bend a knee to any being, especially to a corrupt god. War is imminent. The Sworne’s invasion is Charlie’s childhood nightmare repeating itself. But this time, Charlie will protect her loved ones — especially her true mate. She soon learns that Kander holds powerful secrets that may help them defeat the Sworne, or destroy everyone. Charlie and Kal only need to put the pieces together and stay a step ahead of the Sworne. Kander’s fate will demand blood, death, and sacrifices! Running Up That Mountain, Part 1 is Book 8 in The Alpha God series. It includes F/F Omegaverse*, Sci-fi Romance, Erotic Romance, G!P*, and a cliffhanger.
Here’s to hoping I get to Heaven at least once before Hell literally comes to Earth. It’s the find of the century – alien angels and the spaceships they arrived in. Cindy-lu should have been in biology research heaven; instead, she’s part of a team preparing for the apocalypse. Hell has entered the solar system, a behemoth that will decimate the planet – and its inhabitants. But there is hope for humanity if they can get enough people off-planet to start over. However, sabotage puts a dent in those plans. Cindy-lu is tasked with finding a way to help repair their only means of evacuation, and to ensure she can get the job done, they’ve assigned her a guardian angel. Elija is a warrior who is happiest hunting demons and the imps infesting planet Earth. He chafes when he’s reassigned to protect a bubbly human from coming to harm. What he doesn’t expect is to start wanting something more than a chance to fight. Hope for the future is on the line, and it will take him pushing back against the scriptures he’s followed so rigorously for him to prevail—and save the woman he loves.
VS Note: All six books in the series were released on JULY 30. Here’s the information for book one.
When Laksha wakes up as a middling recruit on an Academy training ship, she knows something has gone critically wrong. A Barbarian spy, for the past five years, she’s been infiltrating the soft-bellied Coalition in the hopes of striking a blow that counts. For too long, the Coalition has lorded over the Milky Way. That’s meant to change with her. But someone else gets there first. Dale Simpson is a state-of-the-art cybernetic. Half-man, half-machine, it’s taken him a long time to come to terms with the accident that almost killed him and the science experiment that saved his life instead. An ex-pilot, he’s now a top-level Coalition spy with skills no one else can match. He can seamlessly integrate with nearly all technology he faces – and, when necessary, punch right through it. For the past five years, he’s been after a Barbarian psychic known only as First Strike, and finally he finds her in the heart of the Academy High Command. But when a glitch occurs in his program, he ends up throwing her mind into another body. What ensues is a game of cat and mouse like no other. As Laksha learns the ability to jump into people’s minds, Simpson must find her before she strikes. Falling for her along the way shouldn’t be on the cards. But he’ll soon find out no matter how much he melds with machines, he’ll always have a heart. First Strike follows a Barbarian psychic weapon and the cybernetic soldier sent to stop her fighting to save the galaxy from a powerful empire.
To save my son, I’ll do anything…Even fall back in love with his father. I ran from Jax because I wanted to raise Nova without worry…Well, I’m worried now. Because Nova is missing. Someone has taken him and there’s only one alien warrior in the galaxy brutal and dangerous enough to help me. But…how do I even approach him? Will he even listen to what I’m about to tell him? Maybe he’ll believe me when I tell him I never stopped loving him. But what will he do when…I tell him we had a son? AmazonKU
VS Note: Books 1-3 are being published on AUG 22. This is a re-release.
A quest for the truth. A fight for survival. A love like no other. I’ve lived all my life in the high-security compound built by my father. He’s made sure my sister and I are protected. I’ve never set foot past the perimeter wall and my only knowledge of what exists beyond are rumours of wild landscapes and violent people. When someone from the outside finds a way in, my little sister is killed. I’m shocked and devastated. Skye was just fourteen, and she had her whole life ahead of her. I’m only a teenager myself, but I am my father’s child – headstrong and determined. I vow to find the person responsible. My best friend, daring and smart Luc, promises to help me and together we set off into the pitch-black night. As we follow the dirt track road into the wilderness, we realise surviving in the harsh outside world is going to be a lot harder than we thought.
With only each other to rely on, sparks begin to fly between us. As we navigate our way through dense forests and twisting hills, my feelings for Luc grow stronger. But then we’re captured. I can’t bear the thought of losing Luc and I’m desperate to get home to my family. But will this new danger finally lead me to my sister’s killer? Or will the answers change everything I thought I knew about my world?
Two very different men, and yet I want them both. I can’t have my cake and eat it though. I have to make a choice. Melinda Garcia, recently appointed Earth Federation’s ambassador to the planet Krovatia, is a career woman going places… and leaving behind a broken marriage to the man she still loves. For the last two decades, there has only been one woman in Wyatt’s life. Yet his inability to get on a spaceship and leave Earth has cost him. Is there any way to win Melinda back? Kirimor, a powerful male with five lovely drashas—concubines that service his needs as the most senior priest of Krovatia—has fallen for the lovely Earth female, but will she accept him as he is? Two different men who love her. One difficult choice to make. AmazonKU
Cece Levine is stranded with a crew of snake aliens. Luckily, these ones like her. The last ones she met tried to kill her. The crew and I have a few things to work through now that we can communicate. Like why was I pretending to be a pet? What are we going to do now? And why are all of these aliens trying to kill us? Before we do anything, we need to get our ship fixed. With no better options, we fly to the closest planet to find the least reputable mechanic we can. When an ambush turns into a city wide brawl, we’re suddenly in a race against time to save one of our own. Unfortunately, the entire universe knows who we are and they all want a piece of us. There’s no hiding this time. We’ve got to face it all head on. In order to survive, we need to work together. How can we do that when our goals are on opposite sides of the universe? Follow Cece and the Nest as they fly across space dodging assassination attempts left and right. Author’s Note: This is still a slow-burn romance. This book has some spice, but don’t expect it to overpower all of the crazy fight scenes. We will end up with a happily ever after, so be patient *wink* AmazonKU
No memories. No rescue. Just one determined alien. When I wake up bloody and bruised beneath the lurid glow of emergency lighting, I know I’m in trouble, and that’s before I realize I don’t even remember my name. I only have a minute to catch my breath before I learn the worst part…I’m not alone. The monster that overtakes me from the shadows of my crashed spaceship is the stuff of nightmares, and he’s decided he’s going to help me whether I want him to or not. We’ll need to work together to survive—and hopefully, return home, wherever that may be for both of us. With no common language outside of hand gestures and sketches in the dirt, communicating is a challenge, but the attraction that binds us ignites faster than a forest fire. I may not find my memory in this alien jungle, but I just might discover my heart. Head Above Water is a slow burn standalone MM (male/male) romance. AmazonKU
Thirty years ago, the Zuvgran released a virus that killed most Svesti females and rendered the remainder infertile. The Svesti initiate first contact with Earth when their scientists discover that humans and Svesti can interbreed. Humans may be able to save the warrior species that has been protecting Earth’s region of space for a century. Natasha is a Russian doctor who is fascinated with all the new medical technology and techniques she’s learning from the Svesti, as well as alien biology. Ronan is a hybrid with a huge secret and needs a healer to help. So he kidnaps Natasha.
You’re broken, just like me…Tamara – The voice of my mother echoes in my thoughts.
The nausea, the mood swings, all of it has to be a mistake. A joke. And not a funny one at that. I cannot *possibly* be pregnant. What am I going to do? How do I tell my enormous, over-protective, alien baby-daddy that I’m unfit to ever be a mom? AmazonKU
After two of her brothers are killed in battle with the relentless alien menace that threatens the entire Interstellar Coalition, Sarah Mills volunteers to join the fight in an effort to bring home her last surviving brother. When she is mistakenly processed as a bride rather than a soldier, however, she rejects the match. But her mate has other ideas….Dax is an Atlan warlord, and like all the men of his race, a primal beast lurks within him, ready to emerge in the fury of battle or the heat of the mating fever. When he learns that his bride has chosen to fight on the front lines rather than share his bed, he sets out to track her down and take what the beast demands. Sarah is none too pleased when a massive brute claiming to be her mate arrives suddenly in the midst of a battle, and her displeasure turns to fury when Dax’s presence disrupts her mission and leads to the capture of her brother. But after her commanding officer refuses to authorize a rescue mission, Sarah’s best hope of saving the only family she has left is to accept Dax’s offer to help, even if that means giving herself to him in return. Though he is thrilled to have located his wayward bride, Dax quickly discovers that Sarah is nothing like the meek, submissive women of his world. If he wants her, he will have to tame her, with a firm hand applied to her bare bottom if necessary. But Dax doesn’t just want Sarah, he needs her. Can she satisfy the fearsome beast within him before he loses control completely.
Accused of a hate crime and expelled from school in his final year, Connor returns home to his seaside town to let everything blow over. There, not only does he have to learn to deal with the addition of two new stepbrothers and a new stepdad, but he also has to grapple with a world set against him. It’s not all bad though. Within his dad’s underwater lab, he discovers something in the deep. Something exciting. Something that calls to him. Something that doesn’t shy away from the ugly in him as the world does. And Connor could use the distraction…even if it endangers his life. Adonis is an 18+ standalone m/m merman mystery adventure. AmazonKU
I’ve been trapped for longer than I can remember. And then suddenly, there was her.
Now I have someone to protect, someone to live for. But can I truly free us from this place, or will the secrets of Thaxios keep us apart? AmazonKU
Growing up in Valhalla’s Pass wasn’t easy but it made you tough. When her uncle died suddenly, Tess took over the family legacy–Last Chance Bar–in a heartbeat. She didn’t count on the gambling debts. However, when a new group of scary looking cos-play bikers turn up offering her protection, she’s convinced her quirky bestie is pranking her. Little does Tess know that the Stellar Misfits Motorcycle Club are dead set on winning her over as their fated mate. They’ll start with defending Last Chance Bar from their age-old rivals, the Drakon Hunters MC. Will Tess be able to put aside her natural skepticism and embrace the idea that the stars might be smiling on her after all? Or will she turn her back on her fated mates, risking their lives in the process, and never let her heart soar? AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Following her heart, she left Earth behind—and now only she can save it . . . Tina Santis Pulivok never thought anyone would make sense of the strange way her mind could become saturated with other people’s moods. But then she met Althor, an empathic starfighter pilot from hundreds of years in the future. As their love grows, she leaves her Earth to join his universe where she has no ties except to Althor and their vulnerable marriage. Althor comes from a race of rare psions whose abilities are vital to the survival of humanity, making him coveted by three interstellar civilizations. His enemies sabotaged his starfighter and never expected him to return. Now he faces betrayals from every side. He and Tina become the targets of a merciless enemy who thrives on pain—and who will do anything to destroy the budding alliance between Althor’s people and Tina’s Earth.
Star – Have you ever had to work your way back to yourself? Waking up in the arms of a handsome six-foot-tall alien on a foreign planet with all of my memories wiped away wasn’t exactly what I had planned for my life, or at least I think… I can’t even remember my name, let alone the reason I’m in this unfamiliar terrain. Developing a wicked sickness, if I don’t get the cure soon, I’ll die…Zero – Have you ever felt like you were in the right place at the right time? Out hunting for my clan in the frozen wasteland, I spot a flash in the sky and watch as a ship crashes down on Icruna. Racing over to the crash site, I see a lone occupant… A beautiful glowing woman. She stays in the cold for much too long for her kind and gets the Coldness, only a special potion made by my enemy clan can save her…Ember – Do you believe in fate? Withering away in a dungeon, I feel like all hope is lost until a member of my enemy clan breaks me free. Only so that I can use my magic to make a particular substance for his gorgeous companion. She’s got the Coldness; the only thing that can help her is my magic. I’ve been locked away for so long that I’ve lost my powers… The only way I can gain them back is to return home and soak in the lava pools for a while. But crossing into Veet territory will be dangerous for my enemy turned new friend…Prince Fortune – Do you believe in second chances? A precious artifact has been stolen from our royal treasure room. Pulling up the security footage, we can see the culprit; a known space thief that lights up my eyes. She’s the most magnificent woman I’ve ever seen. The gall she has to steal from us, The Aurum; only makes me want her all the more. I will do everything in my power to find her and then make her mine…This Spicy Why Choose Quadruple Point of View story follows Star as she builds her harem of mates and finds herself along the way. AmazonKU
When famed negotiator Mikhail Dreslin and his crew head to ‘Port Adana for a little R & R, the last thing he expects is to have an exotic runaway drop into his arms. Joiandra is neither as harmless nor as innocent as she appears, though she plays the role well. Who and what she is is a mystery Mikhail will have to solve if he wants to keep her, and the longer he holds her the less he wants to ever let her go, but who’s playing whom in this dangerous game?
It was meant to be one night, a price for my escape… So why am I leaving with an alien husband? Juana has been stranded in space for too long, working off a debt to an alien crime-lord who won’t let her forget he saved her from a worse fate. When warriors arrive to hold a secret meeting, she will do anything to catch a ride off the backwater, even if it means selling her body for a night. Kiri’s life as an ambassador was put on hold when his planet’s population was wiped out in a heartbeat. Tired of feeling useless, he jumps at the chance to head a mission to parlay with the king of warriors he once knew as enemies. But when the mating call strikes him, he fears his new mate’s baggage will derail the budding alliance. AmazonKU
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VS: This week I’m featuring MISSION TO MAHJUNDAR from my backlist. This was loosely inspired in part by THE FAR PAVILIONS by M M Kaye, and the poignant situation of a man escorting the woman he loves to her arranged marriage, as well as by one of my best friends in college, who was blind. I learned so much from her about what’s possible in life! She was a great influence. There was also an evocative photo of a sandswept, abandoned temple in the desert and an ad for a perfume (I no longer remember the name) with a mysterious woman…In my early scifi romances I crammed a LOT of plot into each book – this probably should have been divided into a duology, based on the events I covered.
An attempted assassination left Princess Shalira blind as a child and, now that she’s of marriageable age, her prospects are not good because of her disability. She’s resigned herself to an arranged marriage rather than face life under the thumb of her cold stepmother. But then she meets Mike Varone, a Sectors Special Forces officer sent to Mahjundar by the intergalactic government to retrieve a ship lost in her planet’s mountains. After Mike saves Shalira from another assassination attempt, she arranges for him to escort her across the planet to her future husband. She’s already falling hard for the deadly offworlder and knows she should deny herself the temptation he represents, but taking Mike along to protect her is the only way she’ll live long enough to escape her ruthless stepmother.
Mike, for his part, resists his growing attraction to the princess; he has a mission on this planet and rescuing the vulnerable but brave princess isn’t it. No matter how much he wishes it could be.
But what should have been an easy trek through Mahjundar’s peaceful lands swiftly turns into an ambush with danger around every turn. Shalira’s marriage begins to seem less like an arranged union and more like yet another planned assassination. The more they work together to survive, the harder it becomes to stop themselves from falling in love. Caught in a race against time, can they escape the hostile forces hunting them and make it off the planet?
MISSION TO MAHJUNDAR is part of the SECTORS SF ROMANCE SERIES. Each story in this series takes place in the same world of hunky space soldiers and the competent ladies who love them. You can read the books in this series back to back, or as individual, stand-alone books.
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Graves is a judge, jury and executioner for the Werewolf packs. Not everyone is suited for the job, but a tragedy in his youth changed him into the man he is today, feared by…well…everyone. So when he completes a job for a nearby pack, and the alpha gifts him with a servant, Graves is shocked. No one in their right mind would make him responsible for another person, especially not an alpha’s adopted human daughter. But it’s a gift he literally can’t refuse. Her father’s alpha position has been challenged, and Brandon, the man who’ll likely soon take over the pack, hates no one more than Joni. She has no choice but to seek protection, and to that end, she and her parents have done their research carefully. While Graves might be terrifying, he’s also a man of honor. He’ll protect her from the new alpha even if it’s the last thing he wants to do. What begins as a rocky partnership soon turns into something more personal. But Brandon has evil plans for Joni, and he’ll do whatever it takes—including use people close to Graves—to get her back.
As the head of the New York City Shadow Riders and his branch of the Ferraro family, Geno bears the weight of dual responsibilities on his broad shoulders. There’s nothing more important to Geno than protecting his territory and his famiglia. So when his own parents become the latest victims in a string of vicious murders, Geno is ready to go scorched earth. He thinks he has the assassin in his sights, but he’s unprepared for the firestorm their connection ignites….Amaranthe Aubert’s lithe dancer’s body conceals a spine of steel. Even held captive and faced with the threat of lethal interrogation, she’s not about to cave under pressure. She had nothing to do with the murders, no matter what the ruthless man in front of her believes. But before Amara knows what’s happening, Geno connects to her in the shadows, stripping her bare of all artifice. Now, she has no way to hide her true reason for being in New York—and nowhere to run from the man who’s very presence steals the very breath from her lungs.
Not all men can be heroes. AmazonKU
Dracula lives—and he’s hunting for his bride. Vampires may not walk among us, but FBI agents Della Hamilton and Mason Carter know real monsters exist. They’ve witnessed firsthand the worst humankind has to offer. They’re still catching their breaths after the apprehension of two such monstrous killers when they’re met with horrific news: Stephan Dante, the self-proclaimed king of the vampires, has escaped from prison, followed only by a trail of blood. All too familiar with Dante’s cruelty, Della and Mason know the clock is ticking. But as Dante claims more victims, a chilling message arrives. The vampire killer seeks his eternal bride—Della herself. Playing into Dante’s desires might be the only way to stop the carnage once and for all, assuming they can outwit him. Della is confident the agents have the upper hand, but Mason knows every gamble runs the risk of not paying off, and this time, the consequences could be deadly.
Three men, destined to be together. Two believe their third is dead. The third doesn’t even know his mates exist. Mondo suffers from a five-year-old hole in his memory and recurrent dreams of two men. On a mission to Salem to determine if demons are murdering humans, his life becomes complicated when the two men are no longer in his head but a reality. Pierre is struggling. A shocking discovery forces him to make a decision that will bring him face to face with his past – and confront his own guilt.
Eli blames himself for not saving their mate. When he learns the ancestral crystal used in the traumatic events of five years ago is missing a piece, he goes in search of answers, only to find himself back in the same situation. Except this time he could lose everything.
Risk everything for your kingdom…Or be destroyed by it. In a world darkened by deceit, the truth is a light that won’t be dimmed. Even when it illuminates Lorian’s betrayals more starkly than I could ever want to see. They call him the Bloodthirsty Prince. His reign of terror has left a trail of blood across this continent. A trail that intertwines with my own past–not even my parents were spared from his merciless slaughter. To save my brother’s life, I agreed to another bargain with the fae prince. Now, I’m forced to work with him. Forced to travel to the fae lands. Forced to spend my every waking moment with the man who betrayed me. All because King Sabium has woven a deadly tapestry of manipulation, using those we least suspect for his wicked schemes. There are no lines I won’t cross to protect the people I love. So I’ll work with former enemies. I’ll manipulate, blackmail, and deceive potential allies. I’ll swallow my pride, bury my shattered heart, and cooperate with the fae to prepare for the coming war. Because there are creatures far more monstrous than the fae. And some of them masquerade as men. AmazonKU
When graduate Aussie archaeologist Jorunn flies halfway around the world to work in the Arctic, she figures she’s leaving her troubled past behind. Until artefacts start going missing, and she gets the blame. The only person who believes she’s innocent is a mysterious backpacker who says his name is Loki. The last thing Loki remembers is vowing vengeance, before waking up in the ice after a thousand years in an enchanted sleep. When even Thor doesn’t trust him, he’s forced to enlist the help of a girl he barely knows…yet can’t seem to resist. Can Jorunn find the real culprit and clear her name, or will the trickster god only land her in more trouble? Amazon
Taylee – A horrific accident erased Taylee’s memories, leaving her in a terrifying situation. Not remembering who you are is particularly distressing when you have a dependent newborn, an adopted daughter who needs your love, and a shifter mate who now feels like a stranger. Well, at least he’s drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Taylee’s belief that Kier deserves someone better, he adamantly refuses to accept rejection. As Taylee endeavors to reclaim her old life, find inner peace with her bear, and navigate the challenges of motherhood and partnership, a threat from her past emerges. Regrettably, she cannot recall ever knowing the man who now poses a threat. To make matters worse, he seeks not only her but her entire clan. Kier – Kier’s greatest fear is losing Taylee, even more than her amnesia. Determined to reignite her love for him, he patiently awaits her choice as her mate. Therefore, when her past jeopardizes everything they hold dear, Kier is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect Taylee, their daughters, and the secrets of their shifter clan. Will they reclaim what was lost and discover true happiness and peace? AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in gay erotica.
You know what they say. There’s a place downtown where all your kinks can be found.
There’s a Place Downtown is a collection of short, erotic, monster loving escapades. Starting with…Stuck on you: Scott has a fetish. Crue has what he needs. No joke, he REALLY has what he needs. Something Wild: It was a typical Friday night for Dusk. He only wanted to dance. Now his life will never be the same. A Little Evil Wicked:
The world is ripe with food for an incubus these days. Oddly, Damon only wants one man. Amazon
VS Note: Re-released stories, one new.
Sir Hereward: the only male child of an ancient society of witches. Knight, artillerist, swordsman. Mercenary for hire. Ill-starred lover. Mister Fitz: puppet, sorcerer, loremaster. Practitioner of arcane arts and wielder of sorcerous needles. Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: godslayers. Agents of the Council of the Treaty for the Safety of the World, charged with the location and removal of listed extra-dimensional entities, more commonly known as gods. Together, they are relentless travelers in a treacherous world of magic, gunpowder, and adventure. Compiled for the first time ever, these eight magical stories—plus an all-new tale, “The Field of Fallen Foe”—featuring fabulous, quintessential Garth Nix protagonists Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz comprise a must-have adult fantasy collection for fans and those about to discover the witch knight and his puppet sorcerer for the first time.
Odette hates most things in this world. She hates the black spreading like a stain in her hair. She hates her curse. But most of all, she hates anyone trying to tell her how to live her life. Specifically, the group of religious zealots currently holding her hostage. Full of lunatics and doomsday prophets, the Followers of the Crimson Merge are spreading their beliefs through the Enchanted Forest like a plague. Throw in the werewolf who suddenly shows up to stir trouble within their ranks and Odette is ready to throw herself into the lake. Even if said werewolf stirs something inside her she hasn’t felt in centuries, something dangerous. Her swan song may be powerful, but the worlds will soon learn why Odette was cursed to begin with. That past is coming back to haunt her, and she’s not sure if she’s ready to face such terrible nightmares. After all, things buried so deep should stay that way.
Unfated Mates…He didn’t come for me, again. He let them take me, again. He didn’t fight for me, again. He doesn’t deserve me. The Shifter Prince never was, nor will he ever be my Fated Mate. Fated Ones…I know what our future brings. Our destiny set forth by the gods of Constellina. They tried to break us. But now that our power is awakened, Nothing and no one will stand in our way. AmazonKU
In the jianghu, you break the law to make it your own. Lin Chong is an expert arms instructor, training the Emperor’s soldiers in sword and truncheon, battle axe and spear, lance and crossbow. Unlike bolder friends who flirt with challenging the unequal hierarchies and values of Imperial society, she believes in keeping her head down and doing her job. Until a powerful man with a vendetta rips that carefully-built life away. Disgraced, tattooed as a criminal, and on the run from an Imperial Marshall who will stop at nothing to see her dead, Lin Chong is recruited by the Bandits of Liangshan. Mountain outlaws on the margins of society, the Liangshan Bandits proclaim a belief in justice—for women, for the downtrodden, for progressive thinkers a corrupt Empire would imprison or destroy. They’re also murderers, thieves, smugglers, and cutthroats. Apart, they love like demons and fight like tigers. Together, they could bring down an empire.
When dryad Lila comes face-to-face with a cherry blossom tree for the first time in years, she finally feels as if she might have found the place she can call home and reconnect with her magic. Tea witch Grey has been waiting for the sakuras to bloom for years, and now that he’s met a gorgeous dryad beneath the tree, he thinks there might be a chance. Will the arrival of spring bring more than just flowers for Lila and Grey?
So far, while working at a ghost matchmaking agency, the past week has gone thusly: 1) a murdered ghost bride who is very very pissed off (don’t blame her, I’d be pissed off too) 2) adopted by Chinese hellhounds (I THOUGHT THEY WERE DOGS, OKAY) 3) wake up magically soul-bonded to the sexy demon slayer Zhen (While I agree he’s -expansive hand waving- HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?!) I do not need a fourth incident to make my life more interesting, please and thank you. Spoiler alert: I get one anyway.
Our brilliant strategy…it wasn’t quite so brilliant after all. I am not merely a captive, but a prized pawn in a sinister game. They wanted Gunner and me to… breed. It’s not that I haven’t fantasized about being with Gunner… but under my own terms, not theirs. I’m trapped in a living nightmare from which there seems to be no waking. As a Gemini Twin, I’m not just a player; I’m the queen on their twisted chessboard, the vital piece in the Lunar Shadow Society’s grand plan for a formidable army. But I won’t play along. I refuse to be the catalyst for their dark ambition. Time is running out, and the stakes have never been higher. Can I escape this vile stronghold, dismantle the LSS, and do it all before my window of opportunity snaps shut?
Two reformed scoundrels have renounced the battlefields and scandals for one another, but their troubled pasts could destroy everything they hold dear…New York, 1925 –
Cranky and jaded Lord Fine—Wesley, now, to the kindhearted lover he cynically doubts life will let him keep—arrives in Manhattan with one goal: find the American paranormals and get their help with the relic burdening Sebastian. His plans are upended when the other paranormals seem to have vanished, and a mysterious letter warns Wesley that he’s in danger. Sebastian has no doubts when it comes to his feelings for Wesley, but he’s still haunted by the time he spent enthralled by blood magic right here in New York. And now, his magic is unstable, bolstered by a relic that seems to drain energy from his very blood. But there is a threat to Wesley, and Sebastian needs control of his magic to protect him—even if former Great War captain Wesley wants Sebastian to rely on him for a change. Chasing a trail that leads from Fifth Avenue’s bootleggers to a Halloween masquerade at a Tarrytown mansion, they must race to find their friends before devastation is unleashed on New York—and on magic everywhere.
I have four soulmates, but we’re a match made in Hell…I found my fated mates, but they’re mindless beasts who don’t remember me at all. On a good day, they ignore me. On a bad day, they eye me with suspicion and fear. Every blank look fractures my soul more, until I’m ready to break. I’ll need a miracle to restore my mates’ memories, let alone undo the curses inked on my body. But with my psycho mate Wynvail hunting me, determined to claim me at all costs, I’ll be lucky to survive to the end of the month—when I’m cursed to kill Harvey, Emlyn, and Kai. And the final nail in my coffin? There’s a black pit in my memory. Every time I try to remember what I’ve forgotten, pain explodes through my skull. Being crazy, violent, and ruthless might not save me this time. AmazonKU
I am the Time Walker of legend, and I have a story to tell. But I’m terrible at telling stories. This is going to be interesting…Dive back into Trellisverse with a story told from Sam’s perspective. The timeline overlaps directly with the events in the Peacekeeper’s Harmony series, but it reaches far beyond what Luke knows. AmazonKU
Her troll mechanic is determined to get her engine revving! Alison is looking forward to finally settling down in Fairhaven Falls. Surely a town full of monsters will make it easier to guard her vulnerable heart. When she runs into a truck driven by a massive troll with a charming smile, she realizes it might not be so easy after all. Despite her attempts to avoid him, he keeps coming to her rescue. Will isn’t happy about returning to his small hometown to take over the family business. The sooner he can escape a job he doesn’t want in a place he doesn’t want to be, the better. The curvy little female who collides with him can’t be more than a distraction – so why does his inner troll want to carry her off to his den and keep her forever? He doesn’t even have a den! Can a male who doesn’t want to stay and a woman who doesn’t want to leave find happiness together? AmazonKU
You don’t tempt a dragon unless you’re willing to pay the price. Powerful, merciless creatures, they revel in their dominance over us mortals. I’ve heard whispers that Fuoco, leader of the Fire Syndicate’s dragon clan, is the most brutal of them all. Arrogant and ruthless, he has no qualms about reducing lawbreakers to ashes. I never wanted to break the law, but when my father grows ill, I risk everything by sneaking into Lord Fuoco’s enchanted apple orchard. The last thing I expect is to come face to face with the dragon lord himself. I brace myself to be incinerated. But Fuoco’s glittering gaze burns with possession. It turns out dragons dream of their fated mates—and Fuoco thinks I’m his. And once a dragon decides to claim you, they won’t be dissuaded. Anxious to return to my father, I do what any desperate man would do—I get on my knees and beg for the dragon’s mercy. But on my knees is exactly where Fuoco wants me. The dragon lord makes me a deal: if I live in his castle and warm his bed, he’ll make sure my father survives. With my father’s life hanging in the balance, I don’t have much choice. Yet as I get to know Fuoco, I realize there’s more to him than his harsh exterior. Maybe there’s a chance I can thaw his icy heart and save my father in the process. Or maybe I’m playing with fire. AmazonKU
The Daughters of the Dryad have been found and are about to attempt their greatest magic yet. Cameron is a fey prince who has chosen to live in the mortal realm, sworn to fight evil wherever he finds it. Sir Cameron le Fey is on a mission to track down the final dryad granddaughter. He has to get to her before the enemy does, but when he finds her, she surprises him. She’s not really like the others. Kaleen is an unexpected power with knowledge far beyond her years. Kaleen Fairchild doesn’t think she’s in any danger when Cameron shows up in her back yard, but she begins to believe when she’s attacked in her own garden by a mage up to no good. Together they will find a rare and special love, rediscover forgotten magic, and do their best to free the trapped dryad. They will face danger together and bond over shared magic. He’s never met anyone like her and she finds herself attracted to him in ways she’s never felt before. Together they will join with the others to perform the Elven Star spell to try to help Leonora. After that, only Fate can tell where they wind up. Each has a legacy of magic and duty, but they will have to choose where that legacy leads them — to their family duty in the fey realm, or to battle evil in the mortal one? Together or apart, they need to decide where and when, and if their feelings can last through all their immortal days.
I’m chilling at home with my new vampire and ghost roommates when a disgraced witch shows up at our door. Turns out she’s been booted out of her coven for, well, sucking at witching (look at my cross magical species pun!) I’m never one to turn away someone in need of help, and I don’t agree with casting people out simply because they have challenges. But before I can do anything to help the witch, my beloved hyena, Penelope, gets kidnapped by the Hair — my nemesis — in order to force me to use my anti-magic to help him hunt down and kill magical creatures. The magical equivalent of law enforcement doesn’t give a fig about hyena kidnappings, which means that I’m on my own — well, me and my little ragtag team of magical misfits, now featuring an inept witch. We’ve got to use every trick in the book (including some that aren’t in the book) to rescue Penelope, and make sure I don’t end up being the Hair’s magical hunting dog.
In a world of darkness and desire, the heist of the century is just the beginning. Cole sets my soul ablaze with his warmth and passion. But it’s Alastor, his dark and irresistible ex-lover, who awakens a forbidden longing within me. Alastor wants me too, and his relentless pursuit ignites a dangerous flame that I can’t resist. I despise him, and yet, with every stolen touch, my resolve weakens, and the line between hate and desire blurs. I fear the depths of my own desires, afraid of the path they might lead me down. More complications arise when Theo enters the picture. Alastor’s right-hand man, a wolf shifter and brilliant hacker, he stirs something within me. His easygoing manner and sweet humour only add to the already tangled web of emotions. As the lines blur between friendship and something more, I find myself torn between the familiar comfort of Cole and the dangerous allure of Alastor and Theo. Amidst this emotional turmoil, we embark…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Living as a human is fine… that is until you find yourself shifting on a hike…in front of your natural enemy, only to have your snake declare them your mate. Alpha dragon shifter Laden was down on his luck, when a distant relative took him in and gave him a new start. Now he has his own company and a flight he feels at peace among. If only he wasn’t so lonely. Seeing his brother find his true mate has Laden longing to find his own. It’d be nice if fate hooked him up already. Snake omega Nath grew up loving to cook. In his ideal world he’d go to a fancy culinary school and travel to Paris to learn from the best. Only problem is he grew up in a snake pit and went to the snake version of school. He learned a ton but didn’t have the paperwork to show for it and certainly didn’t have the degree to get into the schools he wanted. After years of jobs in restaurants, he wanted more than to be a line cook. He wanted his dream. When Nath sees the ad for a candy maker apprenticeship, he applies without a second thought. Everyone likes candy, right? Nath loves his new boss and job. This is where he needs to be. Even his snake agrees, insisting they hike every chance they get. Seems harmless enough… until he finds himself face to face with a dragon…a sexy dragon at that. AmazonKU
Hunter – I found Oliver Creek by accident. I was looking at real estate in the next town over, just passing through after I moved here from Australia. On the outskirts, just past the vineyard, I spotted a property with a huge barn and a nice big lot. A more perfect place didn’t exist for my type of work. But my art keeps me in solitude and, when I do make it to town, it’s only for necessities and to get some food since I don’t cook anything more complicated than scrambled eggs. When I’m checking my mail at the post office, I overhear one of the workers talking about the new diner owner, from Australia. Two Aussies in one small town. Coincidence? Fate had never shown her face too much before, but maybe this was my chance. AmazonKU
A duke has been murdered. The lord of Thorn Grove has been framed. And Fate, the elusive brother of Death, has taken up residence in a sumptuous palace nearby. He’s hell-bent on revenge after Death took the life of the woman he loved many years ago…and now he’s determined to have Signa for himself, no matter the cost.
Signa and her cousin Blythe are certain that Fate can save Elijah Hawthorne from wrongful imprisonment if the girls will entertain Fate’s presence. But the more time they spend with him, the more frightening their reality becomes as Signa exhibits dramatic new powers that link her to Fate’s past. With mysteries and danger around every corner, the cousins must decide whom they can trust as they navigate their futures in high society, unravel the murders that haunt their family, and play Fate’s unexpected games—all with their destinies hanging in the balance.
How much would you give to win the world? Zhu Yuanzhang, the Radiant King, is riding high after her victory that tore southern China from its Mongol masters. Now she burns with a new desire: to seize the throne and crown herself emperor. But Zhu isn’t the only one with imperial ambitions. Her neighbor in the south, the courtesan Madam Zhang, wants the throne for her husband—and she’s strong enough to wipe Zhu off the map. To stay in the game, Zhu will have to gamble everything on a risky alliance with an old enemy: the talented but unstable eunuch general Ouyang, who has already sacrificed everything for a chance at revenge on his father’s killer, the Great Khan. Unbeknownst to the southerners, a new contender is even closer to the throne. The scorned scholar Wang Baoxiang has maneuvered his way into the capital, and his lethal court games threaten to bring the empire to its knees. For Baoxiang also desires revenge: to become the most degenerate Great Khan in history—and in so doing, make a mockery of every value his Mongol warrior family loved more than him. All the contenders are determined to do whatever it takes to win. But when desire is the size of the world, the price could be too much for even the most ruthless heart to bear,
On the isle of Ithaca, queen Penelope maintains a delicate balance of power. Many years ago, her husband Odysseus sailed to war with Troy and never came home. In his absence, Penelope uses all her cunning to keep the peace—a peace that is shattered by the return of Orestes, King of Mycenae, and his sister Elektra. Orestes’ hands are stained with his mother’s blood. Not so long ago, the son of Agamemnon took Queen Clytemnestra’s life on Ithaca’s sands. Now, wracked with guilt, he is slowly losing his mind. But a king cannot be seen to be weak, and Elektra has brought him to Ithaca to keep him safe from the ambitious men of Mycenae. Penelope knows destruction will follow in his wake as surely as the furies circle him. His uncle Menelaus, the battle-hungry king of Sparta, longs for Orestes’ throne—and if he can seize it, no one will be safe from his violent whims. Trapped between two mad kings, Penelope fights to keep her home from being crushed by a war that stretches from Mycenae and Sparta to the summit of Mount Olympus itself. Her only allies are Elektra, desperate to protect her brother, and Helen of Troy, Menelaus’ wife. And watching over them all is the goddess Aphrodite, who has plans of her own. Each woman has a secret. And their secrets will shape the world.
More than twenty years ago, Bannick fled the place called No Man’s Land with no intention of returning. Now, though, he is a powerful red-collared Crown priest, his duty to fight the many dangerous creatures that plague the country, and exorcise the demons all too frequently summoned by the unwise. Ordered out to contend with a likely dire, an undead monster difficult to stop, he instead finds himself facing off against the worst abomination of them all: a dire demon, which he can’t hope to defeat himself. Only a necromancer can stop a dire demon, but the nearest necromancer might not arrive in time.
A cataclysmic battle to save the city of Nexus has left the four noble heirs scattered across the four realms. Taesia, the shadow-wielding rebel of House Lastrider, and Nikolas, the solider son of House Cyr, have been cast into Noctus, the realm of night. But they are not alone. The dangerous and unpredictable god of light has traveled with them, and he will do anything in his power to destroy Noctus once and for all. Risha, the peace-loving necromancer of House Vakara, has finally found her way to Mortri, the realm of death. But she still cannot help the wayward spirits trapped in Vaega, nor does she have any idea how to get herself and her friend Jas home. All she knows is that no mortal can survive for long in Mortri. And the creatures that walk the realm of death don’t take kindly to the living. Angelica, the stubborn elementalist of House Mardova, finds herself alone in Vaega. With the other three heirs vanished, it is up to her help keep the city of Nexus from unraveling. But Angelica secretly suffers from a sickness that her goddess left in her veins. And when she is sent on a delicate diplomatic mission, she knows that any sign of weakness will have disastrous repercussions for her family, her city, and her dreams of the throne. All will encounter old friends and new enemies as they attempt to restore the balance of the world. But as the gods grow stronger, they’ll need more than their powers and their wits to survive.
Veronica spent the last ten years trapped in Origin without Lucian. That was how long she lasted without feeding on human blood. Driven to the point of madness from starvation, she literally dropped out of the sky and into a Cabal Ministry State meeting. Why didn’t Primus Grump have Veronica beheaded for treason during Lucian’s revolt? One word: Bait. The Cabal came to the conclusion that Lucian was behind a mysterious illness infecting the vampires of the state. This caused them to age and die. The older they were the faster the aging process took. Grump planned to use Veronica to draw his badass out of hiding, but they underestimated Veronica. To add insult to injury, fae have gone missing and no one outside the Seelie Court cared. Are these two events connected? Veronica is determined to find out. She will have to use her wit and drive to discover a cure, save the man she loves, and save the fae folk. If that is even possible? If not, her life is forfeit. AmazonKU
If he doesn’t break the curse tying him and his brothers to the Crown of England as paranormal terrorist hunters, they’ll be forced to execute him. An accidental demon possession erodes Shane Lanzo’s sanity. Sometimes he’s in control. Sometimes not. His only hope is the witch who cast the curse, which is a problem. The last two times he approached her, the feisty enchantress somehow tamed the demon inside him, but rendered him useless against his desire for her. Madeline Edney sucks at being a witch. Her casting the curse on the lycan brothers was a fluke, and it destroyed her life. She’s been hunted by the Crown ever since to make sure she doesn’t try to undo the curse. She never expected Shane to find her so easily. He’s a temptation that promises zinger chemistry, her absolute weakness. One taste was gratifying. Two was foolish. Three has become an addiction. Lifting the curse requires she forfeit her life, but if the hunters kill her, it leaves Shane at the mercy of the Crown. Either way she dies. Shane has a choice: freedom for his family, risking Madeline in the process or a chance at happiness with the witch who fated his brothers as prisoners for eternity.
Something has escaped from the underworld! Sky would like to point out that this is NOT his fault. But, yes, something has escaped, and it has all the dead crawling out of their graves. Naturally, the humans are freaking out. Except for the sexy one living across the street. Nolan is ready to jump into the fray and help Sky round up the underworld fugitive. Sky’s going to need all the help he can get–not just from his coven but all the witches he can get his hands on. How the Necromancer in the Gold Vest Saved My Life is a serial comprising four novellas that follow the insane adventures of necromancer Skylar Wallace and his next-door neighbor Nolan Banks. This is the final book and contains witches, demons, underworld minions, more sandwiches, stolen smexy time, an angry Grammy, and something scary running wild in Connecticut. AmazonKU
Sometimes the path to destiny really sucks ass. I should have died on our last big mission and it’s messing with my head. I know I need to get over it, but I just can’t. There’s a lead on a new Collector and Delta’s getting called in to assist. Paralyzed by irrational fears and guilt, I don’t know if I can do this again. But if I don’t, I’ll never meet her. AmazonKU
VS note: A re-release.
Where the magic of love meets the power of the paranormal, the spell is unbreakable. Jesse Goode has spent the last two years avoiding going to Lucky Valley, Colorado, to claim an inheritance she doesn’t want. But when supernatural dangers threaten the only thing she cares about, she has no choice. Welcome to Lucky Valley where nothing is quite what it seems.
Perched between branches and shadows, We watch, we scheme, Fighting for a kingdom forgotten and forlorn. Until we rip her away with our claws, Our prisoner, our pawn, our plaything. She’s innocent and pure, Fragile and helpless…but oh so guilty by blood. She calls us beasts, Wicked and evil, Vicious and cruel. We are all that and worse. One of us offers her shelter beneath his wings, Whispering promises of pleasure, Seeking redemption. The other longs to shatter her into a million pieces, Whispering promises of pain, Seeking revenge. Caught between our feathers, She endures our deranged desires, Our secrets, our lies, Our twisted plans. Will she surrender to our darkness, or fight for a destiny growing ever elusive? Welcome to the Court of Ravens, little white dove. Feathers so Vicious is a full-length dark fantasy romance novel, and book one in the Court of Ravens duet. The two-part story features two morally gray raven shifters, a young woman at the mercy of their shadows, and a HEA. This world contains dark elements, violence, and themes some may find disturbing. AmazonKU
Six months after having been hit by a power surge that nearly obliterated her memory, Delilah Harlow is still picking up the pieces. Her once diamond-sharp mind has become shaky and unreliable, and bristly, self-sufficient Delilah is forced to rely on friends, family, and her raven familiar for help. In an effort to reclaim her wits and former independence, she casts a dangerous blood spell meant to harness power with healing capacities. While the spell does restore clarity, it also unexpectedly turns Delilah into an irresistible beacon for the kind of malevolent supernatural creatures that have never before ventured into Thistle Grove. One night—just as things are about to go terribly sideways with a rogue succubus—a mysterious stranger appears in the nick of time to save Delilah’s soul. Gorgeous, sultry, and as dangerous as the knives she carries, Catriona Quinn is a hunter of monsters—and half-human, half-fae herself, she is the kind of sly and morally gray creature Delilah would normally find horrifying. Though Delilah balks at the idea of a partnership, she has no choice but to roll the dice on their collaboration. As the two delve deeper into the power that underlies Thistle Grove, they uncover not only the town’s hidden history but also a risky attraction that could upend Delilah’s entire life.
Heather Bellarose is happier than she has been in a long time. Returning to Cave River, Arizona, and reconnecting with her sisters has filled a void she hasn’t realized she’s been missing. However, nothing is ever perfect. Her sixteen-year-old daughter doesn’t like her for moving them away from Seattle. Then Brady, Heather’s ex, moves to Cave River, stirring up all kinds of mixed emotions. Their relationship is complicated at best. Heather isn’t sure she can trust him not to leave her again. Nothing can be simple, especially when the boarding house burns down, and Brady has to stay at the Bellarose mansion. Heather puts him in the farthest room from hers, of course. The evil warlock who is set on buying up the whole town is causing chaos. Cate is cursed, and Heather and Rae work to break it all the while running the cat cafe and fulfilling their duties outlined in their grandfather’s will. Losing her heart to her ex-husband for the second time isn’t the only thing Heather has to worry about. She and her sisters must save the entire town.
King Emerson Eveningstar was my enemy. Now he is my mate, my king, and I will make him remember. The Wyerns I love the most have forgotten me after the events in the sea. Emerson might not remember me, but he is protective and possessive, even when he believes I am his enemy. Posy holds the key to getting their memories back, but we are both locked away in the Wyern’s great cities. It won’t be easy to escape, with the war outside the mountains burning through the world. The Rift holds more secrets than I ever knew, and as time passes, it’s clear the war is going to destroy our entire world unless I stop Louie. Two worlds. Two kings. But only one world can win. The Rift or Wyvcelm? AmazonKU
When Daphne and her friends accidentally fall through a portal into an alternate reality, their lives are turned upside down. Now they must navigate a strange new world that mirrors their own, solve a mysterious murder, and find a way back home. With danger around every corner, help from unexpected allies, and a dash of romance, Daphne and her crew take you on an exhilarating cross-dimensional ride you won’t soon forget. Can they harness their own magic, outwit a deranged killer, and reunite with the people they love? AmazonKU
In the mystical town of Coventry, where secrets lurk and magic thrives, Kinsley Skeenbauer’s life as a witch is anything but ordinary. When a mysterious tattoo leads to the disappearance of a man, Kinsley must unravel a web of deceit, betrayal, and dark magic. With the help of Meri, her family, and her coven of powerful witches, she embarks on a perilous journey to uncover the truth. But as she delves deeper into the mystery, she discovers a connection to her own past. A manifestation of her deepest regrets takes form, and Kinsley must confront the choices she’s made and the life she left behind. AmazonKU
Nineteen-year-old Rhia Greenbrook has lived in the sleepy town of Oakriver in a house with three generations of witches her entire life. Rhia draws her magic from the earth and likes to spend her time amongst plants and nature. Her practice is gentle, sacred, and—per her family’s tradition—secret. New-to-town witch Valerie Morgan is looking for answers about her mother’s disappearance from Oakriver seventeen years ago. Without her mother’s guidance, Valerie has cultivated her fire magic on her own and she makes no effort to keep her powers hidden. Although Rhia is immediately annoyed by Valerie’s blatant use of magic, she can’t deny the instant magnetism between them. But amidst their magical connection, a dark presence looms over Oakriver. Unsettling visions from Rhia’s grandmother and dangerous sleepwalking episodes throw into question Valerie’s past and what role her presence plays in the strange happenings. And as Valerie gets tangled up further into the darkness, it’s up to Rhia to tap into the full potential of her power in order to save the town she loves and the girl she’s fallen for.
Love unbridled. Can a centaur and his boss’s daughter find their happily-ever-after in the computer lab, or will the strict military regulations short-circuit their attraction? Jo – Agreeing to my stepfather’s offer to work on this top-secret human-hybrid project seemed better than the alternative—an all-expense-paid trip to jail. I never expected to meet a captivating centaur who would make my heart race. Because our relationship is strictly forbidden, our passion may be a code that’s too tough to crack. Chance – Lucky to be rescued from the evil scientists’ genetics lab, I certainly never expected to fall head over hooves for my boss’s daughter. Can we program a workaround, or will her father be the glitch that causes our love to crash? AmazonKU
A beast must claim his mate. After watching over this world for millennia, a woman wandering in the woods should have been of no interest to me. But the moment I saw her bathing in a stream, only raw instinct mattered. I was able to keep my lust at bay for a little while… until the scent of her helpless arousal as I reddened her bare bottom for putting herself in danger told me she was ready to be claimed. But even if she’d been less reckless it would have made no difference in the end. Sooner or later, she was always going to be mine. AmazonKU
When Clara Eden is offered a job as an archivist working for eccentric estate owner Agatha Montague, she thinks her prayers have been answered. Soon, she finds herself sucked into the world of her research, captivated by a romantic correspondence thousands of years old. But as her feelings for her employer’s assistant, Fiadh, deepen, so too does her suspicion that something about Agatha Montague isn’t quite right. Unfortunately for Clara, by the time her suspicions are confirmed, it is far too late to run.
After nine years in a tower, I was finally rescued… by a deadly fae king who wants to make me his mate. He’s harsh, beautiful, and being hunted by an ancient magical monster. If he wants to stay hidden, he needs to keep my magic close. To do so, he ignites a forbidden mate bond between us that connects our minds and prevents me from leaving his side. Though he insists it means nothing, the longer we’re connected, the more our desire for each other rages beyond our control. We have to fight it, because in his land, love is a weakness. And having a mate? It’s a death sentence. Our lives are hanging in the balance… and yet we can’t stop fate’s pull on our hearts. AmazonKU
To save a kingdom, she must charm a monster. Transported to the magical realm of Avalon, Gwen finds herself in the hands of its dark and beautiful ruler—Mordred, the Prince in Iron. The prince holds total power in Avalon, trapping his rivals in an enchanted crystal prison. But he shows a strange gentleness to Gwen. Seeing no other way to escape, Gwen strikes a deal with Mordred’s enemy. If she can break the crystal, she will be free to go home. Gwen joins Mordred’s court with a plan to steal his heart and destroy his prize. Desire sparks between them at once. But Mordred is a dangerous host. As they draw closer, his passion and anger burn brighter. Gwen would be foolish to trust him. And even more foolish to betray his trust. AmazonKU
Determined to do more than hide out in Arrowtown, Lion shifter Hal Lamont decides to head out on a road trip. Armed with his speech app, enough pens and papers to sink a battleship, and a deep desire to find his long lost confidence, he sets out, planning a short stay in Jackson before seeing where the open road will take him. But a random night out in the predominantly human town changes his world in a way he doesn’t imagine – and not necessarily for the better. Blade Morgan was a shark shifter, but he didn’t see why it should stop him making a success of the casino he had been operating in Jackson. Unfortunately, the local council see things differently. One night, while doing his best to keep patrons happy, he sees the haunted yet amused eyes of a shifter as the man was heading out the door. Blade was compelled to give chase – and got more than he bargained for. Surprisingly communication was one of the easiest hurdles in Hal’s and Blade’s new mating. But between the local council, a woman hellbent on revenge, and a shooter who missed his target, the start to their new life together wasn’t easy. Keep an eye out for a Jaws-fixated waiter, a Fae who finds Hal’s phone at just the right time, and some grumpiness from Doc among others.
Passion ignites, torn between desire and duty. Love and loyalty collide in the aftermath of war, where Sorin consumes my every thought. Haunted by nightmares, the intensity of our connection blazes brighter than ever. In the dead of night, he visits, whispering promises of a future that weakens my resolve. The fear of losing him becomes an inferno, overshadowing all else. But destiny takes a wicked twist. When news arrives that the human king, now allied with Evren’s father, has invited Starblessed contenders to compete for his hand in marriage, I embark on a perilous journey into enemy territory. My goal: to uncover the enigmatic ruler’s hidden secrets. Yet, Sorin, fierce and unwavering, refuses to let me face this danger alone. He risks everything to protect me. Together, we navigate a treacherous realm of secrets and deception, shrouding my true identity as we unravel the twisted web spun by the human king. As our desires intensify, so does the peril that surrounds us. Loyalties blur, and the line between friend and foe fades amidst an imminent threat. In a world where trust is fragile and danger lurks at every step, we confront choices that shall shape our destiny. Will we betray our hearts in the name of duty, or plunge into the flames of an all-consuming love that could set realms ablaze? AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
I’m Lily Dean, and all I want is a normal life. Prom night is approaching, and I’m trying to build up the courage to ask my two best friends—Jackson and Orion, the dark and mysterious Bellua twins. We grew up next door to each other, and even though the rest of the town thinks they’re freaks because their parents were killed during some spooky occult ritual, I love hanging out with them. But when their older brother Brooks shows up in town with his leather jacket, old Mustang, grumpy attitude, and a trunk full of monster-hunting supplies, my life goes from normal to terrifying in ten seconds flat. It turns out, monsters are real. And they’re coming for me. Prom night is about to get bloody. AmazonKU
Every year each king finds the most beautiful man in his kingdom and crowns him their kingdom’s jewel. Jewels then must live with a rival king as a gift. An orphan sent to the most ruthless king, Keir has no power and little protection. Keir is used to doing what it takes to survive. Cord is not happy to be a jewel but is delighted he met Keir. Cord knows they are destined to be together if they can end the reign of their kings. He has to confront a world he has never been exposed to, one where he has little power and everything is corrupt. Adin is the most prepared for this adventure, or so he thinks. He was born to topple a king, and it’s his dream to do so. He thinks he’s better than everyone. Now he’s confronted by the fact his worldview is wrong. Everything he thought he knew about the other kingdoms is a lie. It isn’t helpful that the king he lives with maddens and delights Adin, as he should be trying to topple him. Can the three jewels change their world and end the tradition that binds them to their kinds while falling in love?
I was a Silent Maiden, hidden away in a gilded cage. Rebellious, but kept on a tight leash by those in power. When three handsome Fae warriors, and a man who wants to be more than friends, save me from violent attackers, I have no choice but to go with them. The world I find myself in is beautiful and dangerous, but I soon come to learn the greatest danger to me is myself. I’m not the person I always believed I was. I’m so much more. And that is f**king terrifying. **This is a reverse harem, omegaverse, epic fantasy romance, with adult content and abs for days.** AmazonKU
Princess Scarlet of Torren is the fairest one in all the land–only she doesn’t want to be. While some may believe a curse for being beautiful isn’t much of a curse at all, Scarlet knows differently. It’s more sinister than anyone realizes. Scarlet grows up hiding from nobles at court to prevent them from falling victim to her curse. Defying as many royal rules as possible, Scarlet is known not only for her beauty but as a messy and odd princess. When she meets an aspiring knight, she makes him vow to never fall in love with her beauty. With his friendship, she feels like she has everything she needs–that is, until she loses it all. Sir Ronin Dallard doesn’t know when it happened, but he is in love with Princess Scarlet of Torren. His vow he made as a child to never fall in love with her beauty–he can rest assured knowing it isn’t her beauty he is in love with. As the bridal tournament is called, Princess Scarlet must choose a knight to wear her token. Ronin wants to be the one to win the tournament for her. He is determined to convince Scarlet that his love is for her, not the curse. When outside forces pull them apart, and the kingdom is under attack from the inside, will Ronin and Scarlet find a way to save Torren from a false queen? A false queen who will do all in her power to use Scarlet’s curse to take over not only her kingdom but all the kingdoms in the land. Can beauty save a kingdom? Or will it destroy them all? AmazonKU
Aster didn’t put much thought into his escape. All he knew when he ran up that mountain—straight into the lair of a grumpy dragon knight with a huge grudge against his family—was that he couldn’t submit to an arranged marriage. It never occurred to him that a snowstorm would strand him there. Or that he’d give in to years of longing and beg for the monster’s forbidden touch. But it happened. All of it…Corin wasn’t trying to be a hero—especially not Aster’s hero. He couldn’t very well let him die, though. So he protected him. Which might have been considered noble…if he hadn’t also fallen into bed with him. Over and over again. But the cost of keeping Aster is far more than Corin’s willing to pay. Corin will eventually be forced to let him go—even if it destroys him. When Aster’s problems follow him up the mountain—literally—he realizes running is no longer an option. The only question now is whether Corin will fight for him, or burn their potential happily ever after to the ground. AmazonKU
Entering the Wasteland is a death sentence. The rules? 1. Your first step into the Wasteland is your last. 2. Don’t die. 3. Leave no teammate behind. Nyx has been a prisoner in the Wasteland for as long as she can remember, her cellmates the only family she’s ever known. Favored by the warden, she and her crew hunt the realm’s most dangerous monsters for the chance to shorten their sentences. Everything in this realm is lethal, including the air they breathe and the targets they chase. But what terrifies Nyx most is being separated from her team, which is exactly what will happen if they aren’t careful. Survival is a game of risk, and Nyx’s crew takes the biggest one of all when they enlist a stranger to aid in their most dangerous hunt to date. He’s crafty, sexy, skilled, and definitely lying about his intentions. Yet Nyx can’t resist him, no matter how hard she tries, and her team doesn’t like it. A bargain is struck, a mission goes wrong, and in an act of rebellion, Nyx dives head-first into a prophecy that will destroy the entire world if it isn’t stopped. It’s not just her life on the line anymore, but every creature who draws breath in this universe. When it comes to saving what she loves most, no sacrifice is too great. Or is it? This dark fantasy is a why choose romance with found family, high tension, spice, and angst. AmazonKU
VS Note: From JULY 28.
The Bargainer …Just like the fae of legend, Jonas Moen makes advantageous deals no desperate soul can turn away. A talented trickster, he’s amassed such great wealth he’s rumored to have more gold than the king himself. But there’s one thing he’s yet to acquire: a fae lord’s title. Born a commoner, he continues to be denied entry to the best the Lunar Court has to offer. If he can secure the hand of a titled woman, he’ll finally have it all. But first, he’ll need to find a lady desperate enough to ignore his humble parentage and his wicked character. The Wanton Witch …Years ago, Lady Frances Aaberg sacrificed her reputation for a man she thought she loved, only to lose it all, including a piece of her soul. Now a desperate witch, she’ll do what’s needed to save her family from financial ruin, even if that means entertaining the offer of a marriage of convenience from the wicked Bargainer himself. Jonas Moen is distractingly handsome and his penchant for dry sarcasm is admittedly amusing, but Frances makes it clear that anything more than a business arrangement between partners is not an option. She entertains his offer of matrimony but resists when a mate bond begins to blossom between them. The last time a man promised her the world, she lost everything. Only a fool would trust the wicked Bargainer with their heart. AmazonKU
A young girl, promised to a prince. A dangerous warrior with a dark secret. The collapse of a dynasty and a grab for power. When nineteen-year-old Fairen receives a proposal from the king to wed his only son, she can hardly believe her good fortune. Whisked away to join her new fiancé at the palace and settle into her new life at court, she quickly discovers that her husband-to-be isn’t what she expected, and there are other players involved that threaten to turn her picture-perfect future upside-down. When Fairen catches the eye of Evander Montlock, the king’s general and an infamous warrior known for his superior strength and brutal battle tactics, she assumes he’s been tasked with watching over her. But she quickly learns that there’s much more to the general than his intimidating stare, and the tales of old magic she heard growing up may be more than folklore. Fairen soon finds herself tangled up in a dangerous power struggle, used as a pawn in a game amongst men who seek to overthrow the rule of the kingdom and claim it for themselves. Through it all, she must grapple with the ever-changing landscape of her future and find her place in her treacherous new world in order to survive. AmazonKU
After a late night slip and fall in his kitchen, Detective Ronan O’Mara awakens to find his mother, Erin, who’s been dead for the last decade, at his side comforting him. Thanks to the blow to the head, he’s able to see and speak with spirits. Is this new found gift a side effect of his concussion, or is it here to stay? Still reeling over his sudden mediumship abilities, Ronan and the cold case team begin working a new investigation involving a nurse who was found murdered after a blind date. Complicating matters further, Ronan can see the young woman’s spirit, while Tennyson cannot, leaving the psychic to grapple with this blow to his confidence. The hunt is on for Amber Thomas’s killer. Ronan is pulling double duty working the case and speaking with demanding spirits who won’t give him a moment’s peace. As the investigation deepens, the list of potential suspects grows. From Amber’s best friend, to her high school sweetheart, nursing school professors, and that fateful blind date, no one’s as innocent as they seem. Who murdered the young nurse? Why? More importantly, will Ronan’s new ability lead him to Amber’s killer? AmazonKU
The monster that destroyed my life has resurfaced and wants me back. I was supposed to be safe here. They swore they could protect me, but they failed once. How can I trust the men fate selected as my mates when they abandoned me when I needed them most? With enemies threatening from all sides, we only have one choice and it’s become a matter of life and death. We must come together and complete our bond no matter how many obstacles stand in our way. AmazonKU
The naga next door has perfect pecs, washboard abs, and the world’s sharpest jawline, but that doesn’t mean he’s off the hook for disturbing the peace. But this time, when I stomp over to give the my noisy neighbor a piece of my mind, I find Zayn’s front door ajar and his groceries scattered on the ground. What the—The sexy serpent has been hiding a curse. On a whim, I offer to help him break it. The more time we spend together, the more I realize he’s a lot more than a pretty face. Our chemistry is off the charts, he can cook, and more importantly, he loves my familiars. Very soon, breaking the curse isn’t about him anymore; it’s about us. But Zayn’s not the only one with something to hide, and I’m beginning to suspect someone out there knows my secret. And if that gets out, I’ll be in big trouble. AmazonKU
Summoning a demon in my bedroom hadn’t been one of my finer ideas…In my defense, I hadn’t expected it to actually work. But it had. And now I had an 8ft tall obsidian demon with red eyes and chopped off horns sitting on my bed who apparently hadn’t heard the word ‘shower’ before. Striking a deal with the demon named Azazel, I promised to show him the wonders of the human world—ha! What a joke—in return for one year of his servitude. I’d been living the life of an outcast loner for a while now, and I thought Azazel would be just another complication, but he might turn out to be the best thing that happened to me. Pity he’s only mine for a year. AmazonKU
I accidentally became the Alpha’s mail order bride. But when I show up, he cruelly rejects me. I’m a struggling writer of shifter romance, but I had no idea shifters existed. Little did I know that I would get married to one. Little did I know that his next step is to imprison me in his house. He says he’s never heard of me, that someone faked his dating profile. But now that I’ve seen his secret Alpha Island, he can’t let me go. He says he has to lock me up with him, protect me against the demons. So now I’m stuck in a house with a delicious Alpha wolf. Life could be worse. He’s the rudest guy I’ve ever met, yet I keep having these embarrassing dreams. Dreams of his tongue in my mouth, taking my words without asking. Dreams of his big hands on my curves, teasing me until I can’t hold. And slowly I want those things for real. Will the rude Alpha give me what I really want? Or will he make me beg for it? AmazonKU
When my grandma passed away a few months ago, she left me all alone and with one last wish. She wanted me to open up the bakery that we had always dreamed of. So that’s what I did. I thought that I would be happier once it was open, that it would fill the hole that her passing left. Instead, it just made me realize how alone I am. I want what everyone else in North Star seems to have. I want someone to love me. Then Patrick, Ezra, and Wade come knocking at my front door. They say that I’m their fated mate. It should be a dream come true. The only problem? They refuse to share me and I refuse to choose just one of them. Now we’re at an impasse and I’m scared to find out what happens next. Will I get my happily ever after? Or will I go back to being all alone? AmazonKU
The mage magic that saved them could also be their undoing. Theon and his men escaped House Natas, only to face suspicion and unrest from the Shifter Resistance. Shifters don’t trust mages, even ones who freed an entire House from their bonds. As tensions rise, Theon’s tenuous control on his magic slips further, until one outburst leads to an amount of damage Theon can’t bear. He must learn to control his magic before someone else he loves is harmed or the fire growing inside him burns him alive. Luckily, Florin knows where to go. Unfortunately, going to learn control means leaving some of his men behind. They may survive the battle of Tisak, but can their love survive mage fire and the difficult choices in their path? The horrors of House Natas may be behind them, but the fight of their lives still lies ahead. AmazonKU
Kessily Campbell, a rising star environmental lawyer, was not looking for a relationship when she met the mysterious Falkor at a conference. The attraction was instantaneous and powerful. She didn’t have time for commitment in her life so, she invited him to her room for a fun evening. When Kessily discovers she is pregnant, she must face the realities that come with this new life. Falkor, dragon and alpha of the Phantom Fire, would lose too much if he committed to a woman. Tradition stated when a member of the Phantom Fire found their eternal flame they were to give up their position and immortality. In addition, they had to pledge their first-born son to the Winged Warriors when he reached age. There are not many human women who are willing to accept those terms. As the head lawyer on an important case involving the Wind River Mountains, Kessily is very busy. Walking into a meeting with her boss to meet a new co-plaintiff, she is shocked to realize that Falkor will be joining her legal team. Now she has to figure out how to tell him he’s going to be a father in the next seven months. As the trial heats up so does their relationship. Their relationship is tested as they fight to find a path forward. Will they be able to reach a compromise that will benefit everyone? Find out in this passionate and suspenseful tale of love and responsibility.
My worst nightmare awaits—one portal away – Blackwood is under siege – And it’s all my fault – My conscience won’t let me rest until I’ve made sure the outcasts living here are safe. No harm will come to them because of my actions. And, since the Lords are out of commission—also my fault—they can’t stop me. But it also means they can’t bail me out. I have to figure this out on my own, or I’ll never find closure on Em’s murder. So I’ll step through that portal – I’ll face my fears and desires alike. Because Blackwood is in danger. And no one messes with my city. AmazonKU
He bullied me horribly and gave me a forbidden, secret baby girl. Now he’s back, in our small town, and my pack forces me to negotiate with him. I’m an outcast, used to insults, and I have no choice but to follow orders. I want to forget how he rejected and tormented me. But I’m not allowed. My pack needs his protection. He’s the alpha of the black ops after all. I have to put my pack above my feelings. So why can’t I? I should be ashamed of myself, of the way he still makes me tingle. I should stay away from his mansion, but all it does is make me want my baby’s daddy more. They say that whatever you deny yourself becomes your new prison. I can only confirm. I’m a prisoner of the way he hurt me with his ice cold tongue. I’m a prisoner of the way he heals me with his cruel raw touch. Do I want him to stop using me for his own purposes? Or do I want the alpha to expose my everything? AmazonKU
Trapped in an arranged marriage with a beast of a prince, Genya has nothing but his beauty and wits to help him survive. For nineteen years, I have carved myself into a dutiful son, a courtier of unimpeachable wit, and a genuine delight at a tea party. Now that my success in society has planted me in the path of Mikhail Vasiliev, it’s clear I’d have been better off keeping my head down. Prince Mikhail is the second son of a traitor. Third in line to the throne, he has a reputation for violence, debauchery, and being a thorn in the side of his cousin, King Dmitri. That is, until the king decides to get him out of the way—by marrying him off. To me. Suddenly prince of a brutal, frozen land, I have no choice but to spy on my father’s behalf. From the morning of our wedding, my beastly husband and I have been at odds, but if I cannot win him over, I’ll find myself in the jaws of his colossal red dragon. By the time I realize there is more between us than hostility and mistrust, it is too late. The die has been cast, the knife thrust, and our private battle is set to topple the whole kingdom. AmazonKU
VS Note: From JULY 25, don’t know how I missed this!
Katherine – A holiday away is exactly what I need—or at least that’s what my daughter, Fran, says. I shouldn’t have waited so long to get tickets for a Caribbean Cruise because now I’m stuck at this Ski Resort for the holidays with the one dragon I’ve been trying to avoid. I’ve long ago given up any hope for a happy ever after of my own when my duty to the coven always calls. I have to be careful with whom I choose to spend my life with, and Adeon is bad for me in every way when I can’t abandon them for a dragon—and a dragon won’t stay. But kicking off my heels and having a little holiday fun won’t hurt anyone so long I remember that I can’t fall in love. Adeon – I arrived two years ago at the Durmont Coven house to find my clan’s stolen mating jewel and found there the most unexpected treasure—a witch I want to call my own. But I have my duty to uphold to my clan which has brought me to this resort to meet with my cousin when I would rather be curled around my female at home. Discovering that she is here must be fate, but it will be the greatest of gifts if I can claim her as mine. I will use everything in my arsenal to woo her even if I want to scoop her up and hide her away when the hotel is endangered by angry fairies. AmazonKU
Layla is a human. In the Northern Forest Pack, humans are tolerated, but not exactly … loved. After her best friend is mated to the alpha, Layla doesn’t know where her place is anymore. She is aware the pack is in a lot of danger, certainly her best friend. Disaster of the Otherworld is a cult intent on destroying everyone and everything for power. She does have one little secret. Every night, she goes out to find him. Alexander knows he shouldn’t be tempted by the little human. He is a very old vampire and he doesn’t know what it is about the young woman, but he can’t seem to get enough of her. He has extended his stay at the pack to help protect it. The cult is a danger to them all, and he is willing to offer his services to help destroy them. Disaster of the Otherworld is after something important. The moment they harvest it, they can finally take complete power. There is only one problem—they don’t know who holds the power. In the Northern Forest Pack there is a secret. One that has been kept for over twenty-one years. Layla is not all what she seems. Her true parents made the ultimate sacrifice to keep her safe. She is special. Will it be too late to save her?
Bear shifter Everett has found his fated mate, but he’ll have to defeat another alpha to keep him. When Milo’s date sprouts fangs and tries to bite him, he flees into the nearby forest and ends up lost. The gorgeous man who rescues him seems too good to be true… until Milo discovers his secret. Everett knows the human omega is his fated mate, but the last thing Milo needs is another alpha shifter trying to claim him so soon after his traumatic experience. Unfortunately, Milo’s date from hell is determined to mate with him—willing or not—and Everett will have to fight tooth and claw to protect their love. AmazonKU
Love is the most dangerous shape shifter of all. My name is Ciara Callaghan. I’m a cop. These things I believed to be true: 1) I loved my partner, Detective Malcolm Blake. Three years ago he was incinerated. Was it my fault? Everyone thinks so, and so do I. 2) Everyone has secrets. Mine? I’m a shapeshifter.3) Everyone lies — especially those who say they love me. 4) Demons exist — and they can be found where you least expect them. Those things I believed to be true, but believing something doesn’t necessarily make it fact, especially where love is involved. Welcome to my endless night.
What is that old saying? “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” I think I took it too far. I got intimately close to the vampire king and then lied to him. I betrayed him in the worst of ways. Now I have to work closely with the one person who hates me most of all in order to help save his people. But he forgets that he lied too, and all’s fair in love and war. Passion, betrayal, dishonor, love…I am harboring a dangerous secret from a man who could end me…or melt my heart. He might end up doing both before long. With our kingdom crumbling under the weight of an insatiable scourge, the Fae High Court thrusts me into the shadows on a treacherous mission. My target? Bartholomew Bellingham, the enigmatic – and irresistible – overlord of the vampires. He’s keeping something from us. And I’m going to get it out of him, even if it’s the last thing I do. Except I never expected to be drawn to him like a moth to a raging flame. It sets ablaze a forbidden passion amidst a web of deceit. Can my Fae light outshine the darkness that lingers within Bartholomew’s heart? Will forgiveness triumph as our worlds teeter on the edge of oblivion? Or will he shut me out forever? Quite frankly, I don’t know which I prefer. The only thing I know is that I have an objective to achieve, and I don’t need the vampire king in order to do it. In fact, it would be better if he stayed out of my way. AmazonKU
Culinary student Quinn is excited to finally move up in her culinary career when she lands an internship of a lifetime on Coastal Cruises. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, and an adventure that will take her across the sea. The only downside? It means spending the summer with her lazy rival, who’s only there because his father is a famous chef. And he isn’t afraid to play dirty…even if that means throwing her overboard. Jorah isn’t like other krakens. While most prefer silence and independence, Jorah thrives on a hidden island, bustling with other paranormals. Yet, something is still missing from their life—until the ocean guides them to a human. Drawn to her determination and charm, Jorah has no intention of letting go. Quinn wants to leave, but Jorah insists that she owes them a life debt…but that’s no foundation for a relationship. Will they work through their differences and find a way to be together? Or has this relationship–and Quinn’s career–been washed up from the start? AmazonKU
Not wanting to pay any attention to my messy love life (I’ve got not one man vying for my attentions, but two!), I’m happy to put all my focus into my newest case…Hugo Williams, one of Morley-on-Avon’s residents and an employee at the antique shop, has gone missing. Or has he simply gone on vacation? By the fact that he packed a bag before he disappeared, it’s a little unclear. Yet his girlfriend, Fiona, swears there’s something rotten in the state of Denmark… Or England, as the case may be. After doing a little snooping (with the help of my ghostly friend, Petra), I’m starting to agree with her. And that’s the absolute last thing Inspector Lean wants to hear—seeing as how I’ve already been involved in every mystery in Morley since I arrived here. To make a sticky situation even stickier? I have a feeling the culprit might be none other than Fiona’s father. AmazonKU
It started when I died. Not many people can say they woke up dead. Even fewer people wake up as ghosts. Guess I’m the unlucky one since no one can see or hear me, and I have no recollection of how I ended up like this. I thought I’d spent the afterlife alone… until him. The solitary man who stumbled across me during my restless wandering of the Scottish Highlands. He doesn’t want me around. I can’t seem to stay away. It turns out Ciaran has a dark secret. And I’m determined to discover exactly what he’s hiding even if it might mean the death of me all over again. A standalone dark paranormal romance novella with a very unconventional HEA. This is a DARK romance and therefore comes with a content warning. Please see authors website for full details. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Enter a world in which a sentient library is guarded by the very last sphinx – an orphan who has been permanently disabled by villains intent on stealing her power. Will she be able to survive the politics and danger of the supernatural community when she knows nothing about it or her true nature? Can she convince her unlikely guardians – a blind vampire, a dyslexic alpha shifter, a ghost, and a dangerously powerful but absent-minded mage and prophet – to assist her? Having spent the last seven years in an orphanage, Zosia is shocked when someone tells her she’s a sphinx and the last guardian of the sentient library of Supernaturals. The elite academy which houses the powerful library rejects her because she isn’t perfect, but she knows instantly that the library is where she belongs. She ignores the academy’s decree and gathers others around her – four guardians who are just as perfectly imperfect as she is. But her powers, ability to shift, and strength are blocked by the memories she fears accessing – memories of torture and horrible acts which caused permanent damage to her body. When the library is all that stands between two ignorant factions trying to cause a war, it’s up to her and her guardians to prevent it. First, she must overcome her greatest fear. She must believe in herself. AmazonKU
Ash is technically a fire mage, but he can’t do much. Turning his bedroom lights on and off without having to get out of bed isn’t exactly awe inspiring, not when anyone with the right gadget could clap and do the same thing. Worse, sometimes he senses something bigger and brighter lurking under his skin, and it feels so familiar he knows it has to be his magic, but then he burps or sneezes, and the feeling passes. So it’s probably just allergies… or gas. Yeah… Not exactly brimming with magical oomph. Not anymore. It sucks. But things start to change when he finds Dillon, a hellhound, being chased through the woods by an angry wolf pack. He is instantly smitten and it’s like something inside him unlocks. What’s even crazier is Dillon seems to think Ash still has magic… and now Ash isn’t sure what to believe. What he does know is he’ll do what needs to be done to protect his friends and the little supernatural town of Willow Lake from the dirtbag wolves in the hills. Even with his magic on the fritz he can help, right? And, with Dillon at his side, what could possibly go wrong? AmazonKU
Welcome to the sleepy town of Mountain Shadow, where there’s a medium to maintain your haunted elevator and a cozy coffee shop just around the corner…Caroline McCrithers is ready for a fresh start. After losing her fiancé and her job back in Chicago, she’s determined to fulfill her ghostly aunt’s dying wish and restore the historic Mountain Shadow Grand. The trouble is, it’s the most haunted hotel in Colorado, and Caroline is flat broke. A gang of hard-to-impress old ladies stands between her and a hefty grant to restore the hotel. Caroline is determined to win them over — even if it means volunteering for “piddle patrol” at the town’s annual dog show. But when Caroline stumbles upon the dead body of her most outspoken detractor, she becomes the lead suspect in the case. It’s only the affection of Mountain Shadow PD’s finest — Officer Handsome — that keeps Caroline out of handcuffs, but the clock is ticking for her to identify the real killer and clear her name. Can she solve the case and secure the funds to restore her beloved hotel, or is her new life in Mountain Shadow destined to end in disaster? AmazonKU
I was supposed to kill Owen James, not fall for him. In my defense, it had been a stressful day. My best friend almost died, so when our arms touched briefly and I felt like I’d been struck by lightning, I didn’t think anything of it. Nor did I think that we were doing anything more than a casual hookup. Because everyone casually hooks up with the werewolf they’re supposed to kill, right? Now he’s saying I’m his mate, and every time I reject him, he looks like a sad puppy. And every time I’m with him, it feels like my body is on fire, and everything is right for the first time in my life. I’m a werewolf hunter, though, and he should be my next target. AmazonKU
Brax has been with the Midnight Rodeo for a long time, taking care of the kitty food court and so many of his fellow traveling misfits. The problem is he’s a little lonely now that most of his friends have started to pair of and mate. Brax would never ask for help in that arena, but luckily, someone intervenes on his behalf, and when someone else tries to hurt one of the kits in his pride, a protector arrives to help Brax. And to love him. Liger shifter Orion has been away from the world for a long while, but when he’s sent to the rodeo, he remembers that he’s meant to be a guard, that he’s supposed to help those who are weaker than he is. While he’s happy to help save the kits of the rodeo from the forces who are trying to harm them, he’s really not sure Brax has ever been weak. But he also knows he was made to love this amazing mountain lion with all his heart. Can they defeat the demons that are trying to take it all away from them? AmazonKU
Coriander the Conjurer is queen of the fairy realm, and it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to her… even if she’s technically trapped within the kingdom’s walls. Now this fairy fortune teller hopes to tackle the confining curse that’s suspended Elbion in time for centuries. Unfortunately, her magical mission derails when someone burns a gingerbread house to the ground…Finding herself in a cauldron of trouble, Coriander must summon the help of a wily vampire, a brilliant blacksmith, and her meddling toad familiar to uncover the hidden killer. But she’s running into more alibis than allies, as suspicions threaten to bubble over. Can Coriander crack the curse and corner the killer, or will the faire become her final resting place? AmazonKU
VS Note: From JULY 29.
Dana is done shrinking herself into boxes…What better way to shatter her good-girl identity than banging a dragon? Dana’s 3-year relationship ends on a high note when she’s sent careening down the mountainside, straight into a junk-riddled bear cave. Rathym, a stringent 500-year-old dragon, begrudgingly quells his impulse to pursue the enrapturing new treasure that is rightfully his. As a high-ranking official in his homeland, he must attend to a pressing matter that requires him to venture home after centuries of isolation. When Dana, a recovering good girl, is inevitably captured by the fearsome beast, she’s forced to reckon with her innermost self. Wounded, broken, and buried under her grumpy companion’s lavish gifts, she has a choice: stay in her safe glass box, or start choosing herself. Unable to deny his visceral attraction, Rathym finds himself in a perplexing position. If his homeland has embraced interspecies mating, why is he so terrified to open his heart? AmazonKU
Kana spent his life hiding from those who might take advantage of his power. Now that he’s living with his lover, werewolf Alpha Ember, hiding is impossible. However, living in the open means accepting the inherent risks. Kana hopes he and Ember together are strong enough to survive whatever might come. Then a new witch moves to town. Dealing with the witch should be the most important thing for Kana, the pack, and their allies, but something else is lurking in the shadows—something dark, and evil, whose only goal is to destroy everything Kana holds dear.
Sia’s just another hard-working girl…Good with numbers, Not so good with men. When her horrible blind date shows up outside her job unexpectedly, the gargoyle on top of the stately financial institution is the last person she expected to come to her rescue. He’s been watching her for longer than knows, a shadowy figure determined to stay in the background. Until the jerk from her last date put his hands on her. Forcing him out of the shadows and in to her life…but once he’s in it. He’s not going anywhere. AmazonKU
A billionaire wolf once rejected me. Now he buys me at an auction and impregnates me.
It’s been years since I saw him. Years of guilt and trauma. I never wanted to be someone’s slave again, until he buys me. He vows to protect me. But instead he gets me pregnant. I came to this small town to find peace, only to land at this humiliating stage. It’s a twisted display of power and ownership. He says he purchased me to protect me at all costs. He says he’ll fight anyone who comes even close. I’m still haunted by his rejection of my fae nature. But slowly, he destroys my old memories and replaces them with new ones. He breaks down my trembling walls until I have no defense left. He heals my fragile insides until I’m too exhausted to resist. Can I give myself to my baby’s daddy? AmazonKU
His bear yearns for a mate, while she seeks solace from a tragic past. Can his adoration overcome her feelings of unworthiness and ignite an unexpected love? Jax Shaw has never given much thought to matters of the heart, until his older brother found his Fated Mate. Now, an unrelenting desire to find his own consumes both him and his bear. When he spots the new brunette working at Classy Cuts Salon, he questions if fate has finally intervened or if he’s reading too much into it. Could she be the one his bear has been searching for all along? Wren Mercer, haunted by a past mistake, took a chance and moved to Crescent Creek after inheriting her late aunt’s cottage. She thought the move might help her release her past and turn around her rotten luck. What she didn’t anticipate was crossing paths with a handsome stranger who stirs feelings she thought were forever lost and makes her feel alive again. But when an old nemesis resurfaces, Jax decides it’s best to stay away from Wren to keep her safe. However, trouble finds her anyway, and he’s forced to reveal his bear to ensure their safety. But will Wren still care for Jax after seeing what he truly is? AmazonKU
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