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.
He’s as cold as ice, but I’m ready to make him melt. I’m sick of being alone, sick of being ignored by my alien “husband,” Xade, and exhausted from always being as nice as possible. When the local alien wildlife starts rampaging, all I see is a golden opportunity to finally get some alone time with him on a mission, convince Xade to be my friend… and maybe more. Xade’s grumpy demeanor brings out another side of me, though, and I start to realize saying “no” is a skill I need to work on. But our mission to uncover the mystery of what’s driving the alien dinosaurs out of control turns dangerous quickly. Xade and I are in over our heads, but at least we have each other. And in this case, our opposite personalities might make us the perfect team… something he’s starting to recognize, too. AmazonKU
Ella is overwhelmed with a joy that melts her heart from the moment she meets her tiny new alien son. But she doesn’t expect her pulse to race every time the baby’s muscle-bound dragon warrior guard comes close. Jhon was taken from his family at a young age to become a member of the elite Invicta dragon force. Since that time, he has lived with one purpose, putting his duty to his brothers-in-arms before anything. And now he’s out on the tundra, contending with strange predators, mammoths, and islands that float in the sky. The last thing he has time for is love. But the feelings Bo’s adoptive mother awakens in his dragon threaten to topple his duty, his self-control, and the very foundation of his sanity. How can such a scrawny little Terran cause so much trouble? And how is it that in spite of his unwanted lust and her bullheadedness, he still feels a begrudging respect for her determination to be a good mother to baby Bo, and somehow still provide for her siblings back home? When lives are at stake, will Jhon choose his orders over love? Or will the big dragon learn that sacrificing for the ones he loves was his real duty all along? AmazonKU
A scarred alien warrior. A fragile human woman. Too many secrets. Growing up in the slums of Kaisar, Vorkan learned to fight for what he wanted. As an Imperial warrior, he learned the importance of honor and duty. But when they rescue a delicate human female, he knows she is destined to be his. He will do anything to protect her, even if it means forsaking his new life and becoming an outcast once more. Tammy’s faith in the goodness of others is shattered when she is kidnapped by aliens, but at least her best friend is by her side. When they are rescued by an Imperial ship, the big, scarred warrior who watches over her makes her feel safe again. Until he steals her away from the ship, her friend, and the new life they have been promised…How can she trust him after such an act of betrayal? And what will happen when he learns all of her secrets? AmazonKU
Lyra is tasked with a recon mission that will take her to space. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, but it comes at a steep price. Leaving her best friend and soulmate behind isn’t easy, especially when there’s a chance the extraterrestrial enemy their alien allies warned them about is real. When the threat proves to be real, things take a turn for the worse, and she resigns herself to the possibility of never making it back. But she never expected two colorful aliens to swoop in and save her from doom…nor was she prepared for them to follow her back to Earth and lay a claim on both her and her husband. But how can a relationship between them possibly work, when four is two too many? AmazonKU
Lt. Eve Dallas is just home from a long overdue vacation when she responds to a call of an unattended death. The victim is Martin Greenleaf, retired Internal Affairs Captain. At first glance, the scene appears to be suicide, but the closer Eve examines the body, the more suspicious she becomes. An unlocked open window, a loving wife and family, a too-perfect suicide note—Eve’s gut says it’s a homicide. After all, Greenleaf put a lot of dirty cops away during his forty-seven years in Internal Affairs. It could very well be payback—and she will not rest until the case is closed.
Separated by time, Livvy is trying to work the portals. While Nor is somewhere in time fighting to get free. Thus begins their second adventure; where they are forced to learn the second rule: Time travel is not for the timid. Can the Duke and the meteorologist learn the rules in enough time to rescue each other from the storms to come?
HATTIE HAS FINALLY MADE PEACE WITH HERSELF – It’s been a long time coming, but she has reached a place of understanding. And it’s a good thing, because it’s all being put to the test. Her ex is back, testing the foundation of her carefully rebuilt self-esteem. Tuvo is there, testing the boundaries of the friendship she’s trying to make between them. Standing between these males, she’s struggling to remind herself to be strong. TUVO IS DETERMINED TO MAKE PEACE WITH HATTIE, AND NOTHING ELSE –
He owes her penance for his hurtful words, he knows that, but the need to give into his mate is breaking him inside. He’s denied his instincts too long, and he’s finally breaking. But he can’t. She’s too soft, too small, too delicate…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Lane Hart – Many children claim to have memories of past lives but forget them as they grow older. Not me. I still have flashes of memories and nightmares that haunt me. I want to remember more, to remember exactly who I was. When Harrison Copeland offers me an internship at his lab, I’m closer than I’ve ever been. Unfortunately, I find myself distracted by the man who radiates power and intimidation. And whose compelling hands I can’t stop staring at. I want to remember, but I’m not prepared for the cost. Harrison Copeland – Lane Hart is exactly what I’ve been waiting for—a brilliant young man who can help me finish my father’s research that’s been gathering dust for years. A reincarnated soul, evidence that what I seek is out there. I shouldn’t let myself get attached to this beautiful, shy angel who calls to the devil in me, but my first taste isn’t nearly enough. However, when he remembers who he was, his past life comes back to haunt us both. Now the soul that was luring me in is the one I hate the most. AmazonKU
Legion, burdened by a profound loneliness as the sole member of his species demands procurement of a mate. Serenvox, a wayward privateer, delivers Sadie Yi, a resilient survivor of the Aztekan Horde and a human hailing from Earth. Torn from the sanctuary of Earth’s embrace, Sadie finds herself abducted on behalf of an immortal being desperate for companionship. Haunted by the scars of her past enslavement, Sadie guards her heart. Yet, in the companionship of Legion, she discovers solace and understanding. Together they forge a connection that defies the constraints of time and space. As their bond deepens a threat emerges, setting Sadie on a treacherous quest across the universe. She vows to thwart Prime, Legion’s genetic duplicate, who hunts for the fragments of an apocalyptic weapon with the power to annihilate Legion and decimate his planet. Along her journey, fate weaves a tapestry of unexpected allies. From the desolate wastes of Rok to the resplendent paradise of Vayhalun, Sadie encounters additional suitors who join her cause, adding strength to her mission. As Prime evades capture, Sadie faces an ultimatum that compels her to confront her darkest memories and return to the Horde’s home world, Votkyr. Sadie and her newfound mates must unite in a desperate battle to protect Legion’s life and preserve their own future. The threat posed by Prime transcends mere personal vendettas — it now jeopardises the very fabric of the known universe. AmazonKU
Hell yeah, space is better than Earth! I’ve landed on my feet, and I’ve also landed my very own blue demon alien, gifted with a wicked smile and an even wickeder tongue. But I want more than that—I want to earn a place in this alien world. If there’s one thing a street rat knows, it’s how to run a con. So when a bunch of human women need rescuing from the same blob aliens who held me captive, I jump at the gig. Kickass disguises on, we bluff our way into an illegal auction at a mob nightclub. Everything goes great—until it doesn’t. But no one’s gonna put me back in a cage. I’ll do anything to prove I’m not a pet. I’m a person. And a Zaarn’s fated mate. AmazonKU
Asher knows what he wants and a mate isn’t part of the bargain. But when his boss turns her marriage minded meddling his way, he’s forced to take a meeting with the Intergalactic Dating Agency. There’s no way the matchmaker can find a lady who will meet his exacting standards. Then Zoe Gershwin crashes into his life and chaos ensues. Zoe’s playing the hottest new Alternate Reality game and it’s so realistic she’d almost believe she’s really in space. There’s a hot dragon lord, an alien planet, and really strange game mechanics. It has to be a game, otherwise it means Zoe’s been abducted by aliens and plopped down on a strange planet a long way from home. How is she supposed to get out of this mess? When the dragon lord makes an offer, it’s her only way home. But why does he need a fake fiance? And can she play the part and keep her hands to herself?
I‘m an omega who prizes his independence. How in all the worlds did I end up pregnant by a sexy alien, and targeted by his enemies? Caleb – I left Earth to escape a world that says omega men are only good for serving their Alphas and bearing children. Now I’m stranded on a rundown space station, and the only way out is to become a surrogate for an alien’s baby. Captain Joltar may be tall, muscled and undeniably sexy, but he isn’t like the Alphas I knew back on Earth. He respects my independence, and supports my dreams of performing my music. And his generous payment for the surrogacy contract will give me the freedom to achieve those dreams. It’s all just business … until I fall in love. Joltar – Hiring a surrogate was meant to avoid the problems of having a mate. Once the baby was born, I would hand the new clan heir over to my clan leader, bid farewell to the surrogate, and be free of all obligations. Instead, my beautiful Caleb has stolen my heart, and I can’t imagine leaving him, or the baby he‘s carrying. They’re the family I never knew I wanted, let alone needed … but keeping them means defying my clan. The most dangerous being in the universe is an omega with a family to protect. When the politics of Joltar’s world threaten both Caleb’s new mate and his baby, all bets are off. Caleb might appear small and delicate, but humans are more dangerous than they look. Especially an omega with a family to protect. AmazonKU
I wanted a job, not an alien stalker. My only goal was helping my sick grandfather, even if it meant braving an alien ship to find the cure. But I got more than I bargained for. I got an alien mate. Cromvos decides I’m his after one night. Now he bombards me with gifts, helps my colony, and…Tries to take over my life. He’s ready to risk it all for me. But when he asks me to join him on his ship, I’m torn. Do I give in to this possessive alien who wants forever? Or could his obsession put everything I love at risk? AmazonKU
Whatever the cause of the disaster–natural or at the hands of saboteurs–the alien warriors relocating humans from Earth find that they are exiled on the primitive world with their captives. Kael and his Bi, Juro, think this may be an unlooked for opportunity, however. As phadrac warriors of the E-ridian Empire, their only future is on the battlefield. As castaways they may have a chance to take Summer as their mate … If their commanding officer, Talor, doesn’t capture her heart first.
VS Note: Supersoldiers.
I fell in love with Jordy Ramirez on the day of my father’s funeral. I didn’t care that he was my brother’s best friend, or six years older than me. He values family and loyalty above all else, so when my brother employs him as my personal bodyguard, I know he’ll never touch me. But on my twenty-first birthday, he does. It was stupid to assume my high profile last name wouldn’t bring danger to our doorstep. When a decades-old family secret leaves utter devastation in its wake, our path to love erupts in flames. The threat forces us into an unimaginable new reality controlled by an organization willing to sacrifice the many for the few. We have no choice but to keep moving. Keep fighting. Infinitum thinks I’m their savior, a beacon of hope for their sinister future filled with pretty lies and false promises. What they don’t know is that I’ve found my hope. He’s brutal, highly trained, and will protect me with the ferocity of a warrior. They call me Phoenix, and I’ll burn the world to ashes if they get between me and the man I love. AmazonKU
I thought being abducted by aliens and auctioned to the highest bidder was the worst things could get. But I was wrong. Because the man who bought me is unimaginably dangerous and sinfully sexy–a big, brooding vampire alien. When he sees a bruise on my cheek, he kills the man who hurt and sold me, nullifying his purchase. To keep me from returning to the auction, we have to get married. We’re complete opposites. I’m a cheerful and optimistic dreamer who always sees the best in people. He’s a guarded and gruff smuggler who always expects the worst. Yet we’d both be lying if we said we didn’t crave each other–body, heart, and soul. But I want to return to Earth and he wants to return to his life of solitude … even if we both wish our marriage of convenience was real. Amazon
One moment I was asleep and finally safe. Now there’s a shapeshifting alien telling me I’m his mate in the middle of an unearthly forest. The alien says we’re not safe here and we need to escape to Earth. Oh, and he also says I’m his “mate.” As if! He also says if we mate, I’ll fall in love with him. But I can’t fall in love with a stranger. No matter how much I want to get my hands on that obnoxiously attractive body of his, I can’t let him claim me. My desire for this man grows by the hour, but I’m afraid it’ll change me if I give in. Plus, if we mate, I may never see home again. There are monsters here, a cryptic enemy, and cave paintings depicting a possible inter-planet war that has something to do with me. As much as I don’t want to, mating with this warrior seems inevitable, and it’s looking like the war is, too. AmazonKU
VS Note: check trigger warnings.
Quinn – I worked hard to be a pilot for the Nexus, the biggest human space station ever to exist. I was on my way to proving that my family was wrong about me…Until one of our freighters was blown up by the gek’tal. We’ve been told over and over again that they’re the bad guys and now there’s no doubt. And what’s worse is that now I’m on their ship and their captain, a big, green tower of muscle and cruelty, thinks I have useful information for him. I’ve told him what he wants to know is above my pay grade, but he doesn’t believe me. So? I’m gonna have to kill him…Rhone – I’ve interrogated her, taunted her, and tested her in more ways than one and she still won’t talk. Instead, she spits in my face and shouts and fights me. She’s so soft and injures easily and yet she does not shy from pain. My crew wants me to just get rid of her. They think she’s useless to us, but my people’s greatest enemy, the valerians, have allied with the humans for some reason and we need to learn why. And, ever since she looked at me for the first time with that hateful fire in her eyes, I’ve wanted to get her on her knees. AmazonKU
When you’re not seen as a person, you have nothing to lose. Arnina – Being kidnapped by aliens is not fun when they don’t know how to take care of you. All I wanted was to reconnect with an old friend, and instead I ended up stripped and alone in a cell on another planet. I’ve been taken. The biggest problem is that the aliens won’t talk to me. They gaze at me through large glass panes or stare at me over the edge of balconies. They treat me like I’m an exhibit. They treat me like I’m dangerous. He treats me like I’m prey. He is a possessive monster and is one of the ones keeping me trapped. He is kind to me, but he doesn’t let me go. My escape attempts keep getting thwarted by this massive rock hard alien of a man who is the first to put his hands on me – when I fight to get free. He is keeping me there, but he might be the first person to see me for what I am – a person. But is he going to rescue me? Or is he going to keep me for himself? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not romance but a hard scifi release of note.
Fourteen Ways to Change the Planet – Income inequality is worse than it was in the Roaring Twenties. Corporations are moving fast and breaking things, and the social contract seems to be falling apart, aided by social media disruption and division on steroids. There has to be a better way. We asked fourteen sci-fi writers to come up with innovative ways the world could work better. Universal basic income, smaller communities, AI voting, and learning to live in harmony with nature are just a few of the ideas explored inside these pages. So buckle up and settle in for a look at the world of the future. The world’s not going to transform itself.
Kidnapped in my wedding dress by a savage Orc warlord – One minute I was free, a huntress living on her wits, and the next I was the chosen bride of the corrupt tyrant. His soldiers marched into the village, lined up the young women like cattle, and sealed my fate with a single pointed finger. Only the brutal Orc tribes who roam the wilderness defy him. They’re beastly, ferocious warriors who take what they want. And they want me. The horde ambushes on my wedding day, and the Orc Warlord Ragnar himself throws me over his shoulder, carrying me to his mountain home. He is their barbarian king… and I’m his captive. He is over seven feet of jade muscled flesh, more monster than man, ruling his horde by sword and fist. He guards me personally, can’t take his eyes off me… but he can’t touch me. The Orc tribe plans to ransom me away and he needs me unspoiled. But it doesn’t take long until his green eyes burn with the barely-contained mating rage. As the days pass, I’m confronted by the monster’s devotion to his people, how fiercely he protects what he loves. There is more to Ragnar than brutal strength… but he’ll have to choose between his tribe and me as his mate. AmazonKU
Since being given his freedom, Steel has spent every moment he’s not on mission with Lethal and his SOT team, taking care of everyone else in Alliance. It’s just who he is — steadfast, trustworthy, reliable. He’s seen some of his friends reconnect with family, and chose not to do the same. He’s even watched some begin to build new families, and others choose to walk away from Alliance and their own kind altogether. He’s understood all those choices, and never felt the need to make any changes in his own life. Until now. Now he’s found his mate, Josie. And she’s everything. Everything that soothes him. Everything that excites him. Everything that fills him with a need to be a better male. But there’s a problem… General Ferriday has given his parents permission to visit Alliance despite Steel’s unwillingness to get to know them. As if that’s not enough to have to deal with, they’re bringing someone else with them. That someone else is Steel’s wife. A wife he has no memory of. A wife that has memories of him that can’t possibly be true. A wife that is determined to get him back into her arms and into her life. When added to a neurotic mother that he can’t believe is related to him at all, and a father that pleads for help that only he and his fellow Variant can give, it becomes an almost unbearable situation. One that forces Steel into a role he has no choice but to accept. If he doesn’t play this just right, make every step exactly where and when he should, lives could be lost. Lives that once meant a great deal to him, at least that’s what he’s told. And now just to make things more challenging, with the unexpected arrival of his mate, it seems he stands to lose her, too. Could this situation possibly become any more complicated? AmazonKU
Wren City is an unusual place full of trouble, magic, miracles, and revolutionary divide. Adventure into this world of airships and automatons to meet the characters who live, love, and fight for what they cannot live without. Meet Briar, Max, and the gang as they wage a revolution in this two part story of Wren City’s darker times. Join Addie and Alex as they dive into the seedier side of Wren to rescue a girl from the clutches of evil. Fly alongside Luna as she braves the human atrocities of Wren City to bring back the stars. Allow Danni to take you on her personal journey through hell to find herself once more. Then traverse Wren’s deepest secrets with Madame Odessa Olivia Simmons on a mission that will shake your soul as she does the devil’s bidding in Poison. AmazonKU
VS Note: From AUG 22.
Love and Adventure aboard the luxury airship The Soaring Dragon. Lin Mei Lau covets the adventurous life that the world-famous airship, The Soaring Dragon, has to offer.
She’s on the cusp of an arranged marriage and a lifetime of quiet village life that she doesn’t want, when she’s mistaken for a spy and abducted right before the airship departs from Hong Kong, bound for London. That ‘adventurous life’ she dreamed of proves to be a little more harrowing than she ever imagined it could be. Antiquities Professor Joseph Kaisin has finally finished packing up his father’s Hong Kong household and prized inventions to be shipped back to London. An impromptu meeting at the pier leads to a reunion with Joe’s oldest friend, and his enchanting younger sister, Lin Mei Lau. Employed as a covert crown agent and connected to his father’s work, Joe is kept busy and always expects trouble. It comes with the job. What he didn’t expect was how much trouble Lin Mei could fall into—all because of one little tiger cub she found among the cargo that caught her heart. And now that she’s caught Joe’s, he has no choice but to help her on her mission to protect and rescue the fuzzy little feline……fortunately, protecting is Joe’s best job.
VS Note: An expandd version, re-release.
Esme is one of the brave human females willing to join the alien bride program and mate with a Grekarian to further both of their species and find happiness in life. Little did she know that being mated to a big protective alien would lead to her life being on the line. Haax isn’t just any alien, he’s the new commander of the Flighten, a leader and protector of the Prince of Grekaria and humans. He’ll do everything it takes to protect his mate, including taking her to his home planet where the Necorium don’t dare attack.
When the Necorium attack, not once, but multiple times, Esme and Haax must fight to save themselves and others around them. But with their bond just barely forming, can they learn to trust each other fully and fight together, or will this tear apart what could have been? Can the Grekarians stop the Necorium before they harm anyone else, or has their level up in technology finally put them on top?
When Creythur Darfothahar sees Earthen Dr. Marigold Clemons take on a swarm of Pilfers in a dark Bogartan alley, the Gaiian is charmed—and bonded. As a xenobotanist, Mari views the insectoid race attacking a cabbagey life-form as a personal affront. Not today! Not when a brave and bold xenobotanist can save the day…with a lot of help from a hot Gaiian who arrives to fight alongside her. And, so it begins…eventually. As a wealthy and influential first son of Bogarta, Crey can’t drop everything and woo Mari for the customary Gaiian week, without endangering her. He spends six months slashing through red tape while his beautiful Earthen unknowingly goes about her business with the exploratory company, unaware the Gaiian of her steamy dreams is arranging a courtship. Finally—finally—it’s time for Crey to tell Mari and convince her to accept him. Yes! No. The rough outpost is immediately attacked by the Gaiians’ sworn enemies to stop Crey and Mari from bonding. They escape toward the Gaiians’ dark system with their enemies in pursuit. However, Gaiians never back down from a challenge, and Crey is committed to earning Mari’s love. Throw in a planet full of predators, a rapidly-advancing AI ship system, and the added insult of a moss attack, and you’ve got the makings of a courtship like no other. Love on the run has never been this green or sexy, but it’s also never been this Gaiian. AmazonKU
VS Note: Battling mutant aliens.
Cindy is done with her freakish shifter side, and with her small-town life too.
There must be a place for her in the world, but it sure as hell isn’t Red Grove. That much she’s sure of. Creating an online ad to be a mail-order bride might sound extreme, but she’s ready to start a new life. Dylan is on a mission to save the planet. Literally. Actually, the whole galaxy is in danger from a ghoulish horde of mutants intent on spreading carnage and chaos. Seriously. That part is no problem, though. As a Jaguar shifter from a warrior planet, he is looking forward to the fight. But what’s keeping him up at night is that he needs a bride to cement his place in his alliance on the Dream Team. Fight soul-sucking monsters? No problem. Deal with a woman? Now that’s terrifying. Can they each overcome their own demons? Or will the passions that burn so hotly between them destroy the alliance’s chance to protect all they hold dear? AmazonKU
*************************BRIEF BREAK BEFORE THE FANTASY/PNR BOOKS!***************************************
VS Note: Highlighting the second book in my Alien Empath series.
Miriell, a powerful empathic priestess, has been kidnapped from her own primitive planet along with a number of her people, and sold to the evil Amarotu Combine, largest organized crime syndicate in the Sectors. When she and her handler are sent to use her power to commit an assassination, she must leave behind her own sister as hostage to ensure her compliance. Miriell cannot ask for aid without endangering herself and others.
Despite his best efforts, Combine enforcer Conor Stewart is entranced by Miriell, and helps her evade the worst of brutal treatment from the rest of the mob. But Conor must keep his distance, before the lovely empath learns that he has secrets of his own–secrets that could get them both killed.
The situation becomes dire when Conor and Miriell come to the attention of both the Combine overlords and the deadly Mawreg, aliens who threaten the Sectors. Can she save herself and the Mawreg’s next victims? And will Conor help her, or remain loyal to his evil bosses?
VS Note: This is the story of the sister who is mentioned in passing in Star Cruise: Stowaway but this novel can be read as a standalone.
******************************OKAY, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT (because my own books pay my bills) AND ONWARD WE GO!**************************************************
Darius, son of Marklon, isn’t looking for love the night destiny comes to claim him. He’s also not interested in crashing his new car. But when a human woman runs out into the road and he must swerve to avoid killing her…everything goes off course. Disillusioned by his King’s lack of leadership and the losses in the war against the Lessening Society, Darius finds purpose in protecting a woman he cannot make his own. Love finds a way, however—until the truth of what he is comes out and she leaves him in horror. Unbeknownst to them both, Anne is carrying his young, a female who is destined to be Queen—and after a tragic reunion, he vows to protect their daughter. Resigned to perpetual sadness, he is determined to serve the memory of his beloved no matter the cost…unless by some miracle, fate sees fit to once again bring them together.
Nothing is more powerful than a werewolf—excerpt perhaps a mighty warrior. Nothing surprises SWAT alpha Hale Delaney—he’s seen almost everything since he became a werewolf. But when he goes head-to-head with Dallas’s newest supernatural villain and is saved by the woman he loved and lost a decade ago, his world is turned upside down. Karissa Bonifay has always been fierce and capable, but now she’s a sword-wielding warrior in her own right. The more time Hale and Karissa spend together hunting the dangerous supernaturals terrorizing the city, the closer they come to the truth about what really came between them all those years ago.
Maddie Graves-Winters is looking forward to a week of relaxation with her best friends. She had no idea a camping trip would be so stressful, however. She might have been picturing s’mores and ghost stories around the campfire, but the world has other plans. Having her best friends Ivy Morgan-Harker, Harper Harlow-Monroe, and Rowan Gray-Davenport—as well as their husbands and children—around for a full week is her idea of bliss. There’s just one little problem. Maddie doesn’t consider herself a suspicious person by nature, but when one of the college-aged girls at a nearby campsite goes missing—and nobody seems to care—she’s intrigued. Then, when a mother at a different campsite also appears to have disappeared in the middle of the night, she’s officially on the case. Maddie and her friends can’t seem to help themselves from investigating. Their husbands are another story. They’re convinced the women are making things up in their heads. Who will turn out to be right? And if it’s the women, what happens when they draw a potential killer’s attention to their campsite? The group is strongest when they’re together. But this trip might be the death of one of them.
VS Note: I don’t know if this anthology includes any Fantasy/PNR but it supports breast cancer research, which is a cause I support, especially since my mother and her identical twin died of breast cancer.
Sometimes we don’t get it right the first time around. That’s why life gives us second chances. This limited edition romance collection features 20+ stories of hope, happy ever afters, and the second chances it took to get there. In this collection you will find stories of second chances at love and life as our heroes and heroines embark on life changing journeys, whether changing careers or moving half way across the globe. What second chance have you been longing for? These stories just might inspire you to go out there and grab it. About the collection: All NET Author proceeds are being pledged to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the United States and largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide…(more background on ebook seller’s page)
Flapper Bobbie Morgan is always a welcome house guest at weekend parties. But the young woman her hosts think is only a jolly fun girl with nothing but dancing and fashion on her mind, is actually a jewel thief and her latest job is to steal a South American diamond with a long and bloody history, for a buyer waiting in New York. While Bobbie is crossing the Atlantic with the stolen diamond, Iandara, a ghost bound to the cursed stone, manifests, with one mission — free herself forever by destroying the diamond. As if the temporarily-corporeal, thousand-year-old ghost of a trainee witch isn’t enough trouble, Bobbie’s ex-partner and now rival thief, Frances Stryker, is aboard and also determined to steal the diamond from her. Bobbie and Iandara team up to thwart Frances, and in the ensuing shenanigans become much more to each other than simply temporary allies. But there is no way for both of them to complete their missions. How can they find a way to free Iandara and also allow Bobbie to complete a job whose stakes are higher than Iandara knows?
When a set of bound manuscripts written on magician-made paper is brought to the Glass Library, Sylvia and the professor send the owner away. After all, the library collects books about magic, not containing it. But the murder of the bookbinder who bound them sees the books returned to the library, along with Gabe in his role as consultant for Scotland Yard. When his investigation uncovers a link to Sylvia’s past, they’re even more determined to find the murderer. But they’re not the only ones searching for answers. Someone has gone to great lengths to find the truth behind the binding of the books.
The hunt for the killer leads them to dark corners of London and unscrupulous players with much to gain by owning the collection. It also leads to the discovery of long-buried secrets, and staggering revelations that shed light on Sylvia’s past.
VS Note: From AUG 9.
I expected the guys to assist me in solving the Thornwood Academy murders, not add a new victim to the body count. Following events at the lodge and my unfortunate encounter with the fence post, I’ve no choice but to turn to my father for help. Of course, my blood-covered entourage of guys don’t exactly receive a warm welcome, but at least Grayson walks away in one piece. With suspects galore, I can’t stay on the edge if I want to find the truth, so I’m forced to insert myself further into the Thornwood Academy social scene. But even a seemingly harmless date in town turns into chaos, wild accusations, and a trip to the hospital. As if that’s not enough, I stumble on my roommate’s secret, which leads to painful compromises. The closer I grow to Rowan, Grayson, and Leif, the more our lives entangle…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Attacked. Manipulated. Taken. But I never expected betrayal like this. It will take everything I have to make it back to my mates. My wolf. My caster. My demon. My dragons. The other parts of my soul. Our bond is deepening every day, and with it, our power is growing. A power we’ll need to fight what’s ahead. Because someone has created an army of evil. And that army has its sights set on us. AmazonKU
Spencer Bailey has spent his entire life under government oversight for something he can’t change: his magic’s affinity for breaking souls. After surviving the end of the world, Spencer joins the Supernatural Operations Agency with the intention of keeping his head down and his hands clean. Tasked with tracking down a stolen artifact, Spencer wants to run his first case with the SOA by the book. The master vampire of the Seattle Night Court won’t make that easy. Takoma is demanding and possessive, used to getting what he wants, and he lures Spencer into his Night Court with the seductive promise of freedom. In the Pacific Northwest, ghosts are crawling out of the woodwork, demons are on the rise, and Spencer can’t afford to make a mistake. Torn between the life he should lead and the one Takoma is offering, Spencer has to make a choice that won’t break his soul, but it might just shatter his heart.
Coal – I’m the top wolf fighter in the Lunar City Fight League. Thirty wins, zero losses. That’s why I get targeted. I have to throw my next fight, let the underdog win. That’s the only way I’ll get my baby sister back from the gangsters who kidnapped her. But things don’t go as planned when the bait wolf brought into the ring turns out to be my fated mate. Ember – This is my last night. I’m sure of it. I’ve been kept in a cell for months now, only brought out to stoke the competitive flames of the alphas on their fight nights. I’m a realist; one more fight will kill me. But when the huge alpha, Coal—The Redwood—Kent sets eyes on me and loses all control of his senses, he doesn’t put me in harm’s way, quite the opposite. Coal will stop at nothing to protect me and keep me, even if that means losing everything that matters to him. But that is, of course, if I will let him.
October is very happy with her life as the second daughter of her pureblood parents, Amandine and Simon Torquill. Born to be the changeling handmaid to her beloved sister August, she spends her days working in her family’s tower, serving as August’s companion, and waiting for the day when her sister sets up a household of her own. Everything is right in October’s Faerie. Everything is perfect. Everything is a lie. October has been pulled from her own reality and thrown into a twisted reinterpretation of Faerie where nothing is as it should be and everything has been distorted to support Titania’s ideals. Bound by the Summer Queen’s magic and thrust into a world turned upside down, October has no way of knowing who she can trust, where she can turn, or even who she really is. As strangers who claim to know her begin to appear and the edges of Titania’s paradise begin to unravel, Toby will have to decide whether she can risk everything she knows based on only their stories of another world. But first she’ll have to survive this one, as Titania demonstrates why she needed to be banished in the first place—and this time, much more than Toby’s own life is at stake.
VS Note: an updated and revised re-release.
The city of Charisat, a tiered monolith of the Ancients’ design, sits on the edge of the vast desert known as the Waste. Khat, a member of a humanoid race created by the Ancients to survive in the Waste, and Sagai, his human partner, are relic dealers working in the bottom tiers of society, trying to stay one step ahead of the Trade Inspectors. When Khat is hired by the all-powerful Warders to find relics believed to be part of one of the Ancients’ arcane engines, he, and his party, begin unravelling the mysteries of an age-old technology. This they expected. They soon find themselves as the last line of defense between the suffering masses of Charisat and a fanatical cult, bent on unleashing an evil upon the city with an undying thirst for bone. That, they did not expect.
When your alpha date bails on you for an important wedding, sometimes you need to call in the big guns. Alpha For Hire to the rescue! AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in Erotica. One story is M/F and the other is MMM.
“If you’re telling ghost stories, you can’t leave out the Horseman.” This spooky season, we bring you two short tales of Sleepy Hollow to heat your chilly autumn nights. Whether you’re in the modern Sleepy Hollow Polo Club locker room, or traveling by moonlight across that famous bridge, the Horseman rides, seeking some head. Ichabod Crane & the Headless Horsemen – In which our school master is just as greedy and contemptible as he was in the original tale. Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow’s new schoolmaster, is on the prowl. After he happens upon two members of the polo club in flagrante delicto in the club’s locker room, he can’t get the image — or the sounds — of the headless hedonists out of his mind. [SNIP] The Girl Who Saw Ghosts: Katrina Van Tassel & the Headless Horseman – Katrina Van Tassel has a terrible gift. Since infancy, she has been able to see the spirits of strangers and departed loved ones all around her, as easily as she’s able to see her neighbors. Life tethered to death. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
A new, dark and ruthless enemy emerges to vex the time travelers…Alannah’s family has always lurched from crisis to crisis, every time their secret life as time travelers and vampires clashes with the normal, human world. But Alannah has managed to stay unnoticed, living her uneventful and very human life to the hilt. Trouble doesn’t visit her for she has no extraordinary time traveling talents the way her siblings do. She is utterly average. Kit McDonald thinks otherwise. He has been drawn to Alannah from the moment he met her, but the woman seems to barely recognize him. Given her unusual and highly interesting family, he can understand that. He’s just a park warden, with a checkered history and a remote and disinterested family of his own. But when Alannah is confronted by a deadly, ruthless new enemy, it is Kit who steps in to help. As neither a time traveler, nor a vampire, his help is unique and oddly effective and the two find themselves on the run in the Canadian wilderness, with only each other for company.
Will a curvy necromancer succumb to a monster’s kiss? Serena – I spent my childhood avoiding things that went bump in the night. Not an easy feat, considering I saw ghosts. Ignoring the dead was part of my daily routine. After dozens of visits with doctors, hypnotists, and priests forced on me by my aunt and uncle, I’d learned to keep quiet. It wasn’t until I received my invitation to Blackthorn Academy that I finally felt hope.
Ever since I arrived, I’ve felt someone watching me. Glowing eyes pierced the darkness, always trailing after me, but whenever I turned to confront the owner of those eyes—poof—he was gone. Like magic. I didn’t know my mystery stalker, but at least I wasn’t alone anymore. Draugr – Cursed with an insatiable thirst, I’ve spent decades searching for the one who can sate my desire for blood. I thought all hope was lost until she arrived at Blackthorn Academy. The second I scented her, I knew she was mine. Now, I just have to convince her. There is only one question. Can this beauty learn to love a beast?
Tory recently returned to Santa Cruz and to her family, the Pacific Pack. She quickly gets a job at a local hospital as a nurse working in the emergency department. A string of odd cases inspires her to collect more data. Her colleagues and boss think her hunch that the cases may be related is far-fetched, but her gut is telling her it’s something more. Meanwhile, she’s accidentally started fake dating the Medical Director, a woman she’s admired from afar. Can her life get more confusing? As Medical Director of the emergency room, Mildred has a lot going on at work. Despite her piles of paperwork, back to back meetings, and tight schedule running the emergency department, her parents are unhappy with how she’s running her life. She’s over thirty, why hasn’t she found a husband and had kids? Uncertain how to tell them she likes women, she ends up drunk at a bar one night, and accidently invites Tory, the sassy blue haired nurse from work, to join her to a family function. How could things end wrong? Mildred has watched Tory work harder than any nurse at the hospital despite obstacles she’s had to overcome. She oversees a lot of people, with a lot of big attitudes. Tory looks up to the gorgeous and fun medical director who never treated her with anything but respect, despite her blue hair and youthful appearance. Will Tory let Mildred into her heart? Can Mildred change who she is to be with Tory? AmazonKU
When everyone looks at you like you’re worthless, except the monster frozen in stone – Jessie – I’ve got big dreams of a career on the stage. Unfortunately dreams don’t pay the bills. Working as an exotic dancer for a mysterious monster client sure beats being groped by some of the sleazy humans I’ve danced for. Performing alone on a rooftop for a statue sounds strange, sure. Then the statue comes alive and turns into a huge, sweet protective gargoyle. My dance frees William from his rocky prison, but he tells me if I don’t stop, he’ll have no choice but to claim me forever. Beneath the rough, stony exterior, my powerful gargoyle mate has a tender heart. But he’s holding back. How can I convince him he’s worthy? Will he still love me when he realizes how much trouble I am? AmazonKU
Betrayed. The female I’d thought was my mate ran off with someone else in the middle of the night. Now I’m the mock of the pride, the lionman who couldn’t rein in his lioness. I don’t care what they say. I don’t want to control my female, I want her to be with me because I’m her world, like she is mine. For that to happen, we have to be fated mates. So next time, I won’t make the choice. I’ll let the Temple choose for me. I send them my blood, and they will find me my perfect match. A female who will never betray me. Months pass and I hear no word from the Temple. Maybe I’m doomed to be alone. I forget about it and move on with my life. But one night, while I’m on patrol, I hear a scream. A human female is pursued by three men, and I don’t hesitate. I save her honor, her life, and then I look at her…She is beautiful and pure. I need her to be mine. AmazonKU
A queer revisionist retelling of the story of Hercules, for fans of The Song of Achilles, A Thousand Ships and Ariadne. This should be the story of Hercules: his twelve labours, his endless adventures… everyone’s favorite hero, right? Well, it’s not. This is the story of everyone else: Alcmene: Herc’s mother (She has knives everywhere) Hylas: Herc’s first friend (They were more than friends) Megara: Herc’s wife (She’ll tell you about their marriage) Eurystheus: Oversaw Herc’s labours (He never asked for the job) His friends, his enemies, his wives, his children, his lovers, his rivals, his gods, his victims It’s time to hear their stories. Told with humour and heart, Herc gives voice to the silenced characters, in this feminist, queer (and sometimes shocking) retelling of classic Hercules myth.
Welcome to Chipping Cheddar where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight. I foolishly believed this day would never come, that life in charming Chipping Cheddar would always be pleasant and somewhat predictable—but all good things must come to an end. And it seems the dormant portal is no exception. AmazonKU
Evil stalked them across time. The love of Olivia James’ life is locked in mortal combat with his sworn enemy when Olivia recites the mysterious scriptures on her ancient dagger and catapults them all to 1812 Americas. She awakens alone on a battle-scarred field. But an unstoppable evil has followed her. Balthazar, the man who murdered Olivia’s mother, has come back to haunt and torment Olivia. Cunning and malevolent, the embodiment of the ultimate darkness, Balthazar is on the hunt for all Timebornes—people like Olivia. Balthazar is a ruthless demon who’s vowed to destroy anyone who stands in the way of his relentless pursuit of deadly power. He won’t hesitate to kill her or anyone who tries to protect her. As the threats to their lives escalate and dangerous, long-hidden truths are revealed, Olivia and Roman may be torn apart forever. The only way to save their future will be to untangle the secrets from the past. But can they survive the darkness hunting them?
Magic was dormant – never dead – To some, Emri – the adopted heir and daughter of two queens – is a living reminder that her birth father tried to usurp the Edaran throne. But as she grapples with a diplomatic visit from her estranged cousin, Melisande, the two girls are attacked by a magical force and spirited away. They must put their differences aside when Emri comes face to face with a goddess she’s always considered a myth: Lady Winter. Trapped deep within a mountain temple alongside other young royals, they face a race against time to complete Lady Winter’s trials … or die.
Lilydale, and its dangerous resident faeries, looms over the city of Saint Paul as a constant reminder to Micah Stillwater that he’s only half-human. He’s been doing well denying his Fae side until he meets Andrew Vidasche and accidentally charms him into a kiss. Andrew suspects that Micah is more than he appears since he already knows the dangers of Lilydale. If Micah wants to protect his human life and his romance with Andrew, then he must stop denying his own Fae nature and harness the magic in his blood.
Under the light of the approaching Wolf Moon, Emara Clearwater finds herself torn between her duty as an Empress and the truth that lies in her heart. With no Supreme emerging between the Elemental Covens yet, Emara must take the reins to fight for what she believes in—paving the way for women in a new world. But the darkness in her powers is building and the secret of her bloodline hangs in the balance. Will Viktir Blacksteel be the one to bring down Emara’s new world all around her? Or will she succumb to the name that haunts her, Balan, King of the Underworld? Being a guard to the Empress of Earth is becoming more difficult as forbidden feelings grow, but they are not the only thing on Gideon Blacksteel’s mind. He finds himself in the middle of a Blacksteel civil war between his brother and father in the inevitable fight for dominance. When given the choice, whose side will he stand on? Torin Blacksteel’s hope for a future of his own choosing was ripped …( a LOT more blurb on ebook seller’s page) Amazon
Following the murderous events of the “gripping…thrill-ride” (Karin Slaughter) Serpent of Heaven, Lizbeth Rose is awaiting the arrival of her sister Felicia and her husband’s younger brother Eli in Texoma. Both needed to leave the seat of the Holy Russian Empire in San Diego after Felicia’s burgeoning wizardly power in death magic became the reason for kidnapping and assassination attempts from her mother’s family of high-powered wizards in Mexico. Yet bad news has traveled ahead of them, as Eli is called back to San Diego, taking Peter along with him, splitting them apart in more ways than one as their enemies’ plans for revenge come to fruition.
When Faith Williams almost loses her life during a robbery, Death is there. While he spares her soul, he makes a promise to return when she’s eighteen and collect it. Now it’s the eve of that special birthday, and Faith has no recollection of that fateful day. But echoes of Death appear in her art—his intense eyes, his intriguing demeanor—and she can’t get him out of her head. When he arrives in person, Faith is drawn into an epic supernatural battle where her very existence is questioned at every turn. To add angst to agony, she meets the infamous David Star at a Halloween party, and he begins to show an interest in her. He’s handsome, rich, ambitious, and every girl’s dream, but Faith doesn’t know if she can trust him. As Faith learns more about who David really is, and as Death pushes harder for her soul, an ancient prophecy emerges. When she discovers the secrets that bind all three together . . . all hell breaks loose.
Cassiel has given up the family tradition of demon hunting, leaving behind her sacred angelic duty and fated sword. What she can’t leave behind are the scars. To cope, she spends her days immersed in work, pouring all her attention into New Haven Books, her small bookstore and anchor in the new world she’s carved for herself. But the past hasn’t let go of Cassiel yet. When a succubus named Avitue arrives to claim her angel-touched soul, Cassiel’s old hunter instincts flare, forcing her to choose between old knowledge and her truth. What should be a fatal seduction becomes a bargain neither woman expects. As they grow closer, Avitue is surprised to find her own pain reflected in Cassiel, a nephilim deemed fallen by her own family’s standards. By choosing trust, they reveal the lies that bind them. Falling for each other begins a path towards healing. But exorcising the effects of trauma is harder than naming it, and to explore the unfettered possibility Avitue represents, Cassiel must find a way to reclaim and redefine her angelic heritage.
In her teenage years, lovelorn Jessica Gold cast a spell that went disastrously wrong, and brought her all the wrong kind of attention—as well as a lifetime ban from the World Council of Witches. So no one is more surprised than Jess when, fifteen years later, tall, handsome WCW member Derrick Winters shows up in her quaint little village of West Harbor and claims that Jess is the Chosen One. She’s the Chosen One – Not chosen by West Harbor’s snobby elite to style them for the town’s tricentennial ball—though Jess owns the chicest clothing boutique in town. And not chosen finally to be on the WCW, either—not that Jess would have said yes, anyway, since she’s done with any organization that tries to dictate what makes a “true” witch. No, Jess has been chosen to help save West Harbor itself . . .As Summer Ends, Her Power Grows But just when Jess is beginning to think that she and Derrick might have a certain magic of their own—and not of the supernatural variety—Jess learns he may not be who she thought he was. And suddenly Jess finds herself having to make another kind of choice: trust Derrick and work with him to combat the sinister force battling to bring down West Harbor, or use her gift as she always has: to keep herself, and her heart, safe. Can she work her magic in time?
Almost-authentic medium Claire and her best friend, Sophie, agree to take on a seemingly simple job at a crumbling old manor in the English countryside: performing a seance for the family matriarch’s 80th birthday. The pair have been friends since before Sophie went missing when they were seventeen. Everyone else is convinced Sophie simply ran away, but Claire knows the truth. Claire knows Sophie was murdered because Sophie has been haunting her ever since. Despite this traumatic past, Claire and Sophie are still unprepared for what they encounter when they arrive at the manor: a ghost, tragic and unrecognizable, and clearly the spirit of someone killed in a rage at the previous year’s party. Given her obsession with crime shows—not to mention Sophie’s ability to walk through walls—Claire decides they’re the best people to solve the case. And with the help of the only obviously not-guilty members of their host family—sexy ex-policeman Sebastian and far-too-cool non-binary teen Alex—they launch an investigation into which of last year’s guests never escaped the manor’s grounds. What follows is somewhat irregular detective work involving stealing a priest’s cassock, getting too drunk to remember to question your suspect, and of course, Chekhov’s sparkly purple dildo. As Claire desperately tries to keep a lid on the shameful secret that would definitely alienate her new friends, the gang must race against their own incompetence to find the murderer before the murderer finds them.
VS note: Horror.
When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her partner, Pete, has Covid. Her (very complicated) mother has just died. And Holly is meant to be on leave. But something in Penny Dahl’s desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down. Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, and semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harboring an unholy secret in the basement of their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie’s disappearance. And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are savvy, they are patient, and they are ruthless. Holly must summon all her formidable talents to outthink and outmaneuver the shockingly twisted professors in this chilling new masterwork from Stephen King.
Love changes you. So do the Outer Gods. Now: Alone in a cottage, Lavinia writes to the woman she loved. Fifteen years ago: Middle-aged Lavinia Whateley escapes her hilly Massachusetts town when the townsfolk decide to sacrifice her on Halloween. After almost dying in the woods, she’s saved and housed by the stoic and mysterious Asenath Waite, or Azzie. On the coastal outskirts of East Providence, they start to fall in love.
However, things change when Azzie, with her secret past and the strange “scars” on the side of her neck, begins to transform into an eldritch creature of the deep. Amazon
No one is at all sure what a book wraith might be, but whatever it is definitely has the battered tomes in the Library of the Sapphire Wind very worried indeed. Figuring out what a book wraith could be is hardly the least of the challenges that the newly formed House of Rough Diamonds will face as the motley assortment of members—including three women who are literally “out of this world”—attempt to secure ownership of the Library. Enemies old and new, both within and without the contested property, will strain the Rough Diamonds ingenuity and resources, forcing the small group to recruit new and possibly dangerous allies.
Life has gone according to plan for Anna—she stays in the background, letting her sister, Emily, shine in the spotlight. But on Emily’s wedding night, Anna learns that her sister is moving away, abandoning her—and all their shared dreams. Devastated, Anna leaves the reception in the middle of a raging storm, taking shelter in a hotel she’s never seen before: the Houdini. The Houdini is a hotel unlike any other, with sumptuous velvet couches, marble tiled floors, secret restaurants, winding passageways, and an undercurrent of magic in the air. And when Anna meets Max, who has lived his entire life inside its walls, she’s captivated. For the first time in her life, Anna is center stage, in a place that anticipates her every desire, with a boy who only has eyes for her. But there’s a terrifying secret hidden in the Houdini. When the clock strikes midnight, Anna will be trapped there forever unless she can find a way to break free from its dreamlike magic. But will she be able to do it if it means leaving Max behind?
This is a ghost story. It is a story about werewolves, and things that go bump in the night. It is a story of an ill-fated land, the pathless moors of Northern England so well chronicled in Wuthering Heights. And it is the story of a real family whose destiny it is to deal with this darkly glamorous and dangerous world. When young Emily Brontë helps a wounded man she finds at the foot of an ancient pagan shrine in the remote Yorkshire moors, her life becomes contentiously entwined with his. He is Alcuin Curzon, embittered member of a sect working to eradicate the resurgent plague of lycanthropy in Europe and northern England. But Emily’s father, curate of the Haworth village church, is responsible for having unwittingly brought a demonic werewolf god to Yorkshire forty years ago—and it is taking possession of Emily’s beloved but foolish and dissolute brother. Curzon must regard Emily’s family as a dire threat. In spite of being at deadly odds, Emily and Curzon find themselves thrown together in fighting werewolves, confronting pagan gods, even saving each other from the lures of moorland demons. And in a final battle that sweeps from the haunted village of Haworth to a monstrous shrine far out on the moors, the two of them must be reluctant allies against an ancient power that seems likely to take their souls as well as their lives.
Gryphon shifter and oldest triplet Roman is so happy that his brothers have found their mates, but he hates that their homes have been attacked by forces who want to destroy them and take their magic. So he decides to move both of his brothers and their households to his home in Montana, where they can make a stand. To make things even more complicated, Roman has to deal with a half dragon/ half gryphon that was stranded at his brother’s place in Colorado after the last attack. Bastien was bespelled and abused by a mage for a long time, and he has terrible guilt about having to help attack Roman and his family. But Roman gives him home, and when they touch, the spark between them becomes a far bigger flame. But the bad guys moving against them won’t wait. Can Roman and Bastien defeat them and still form a mate bond? AmazonKU
When Margaret and her husband Hal bought the large Victorian house on Hawthorn Street—for sale at a surprisingly reasonable price—they couldn’t believe they finally had a home of their own. Then they discovered the hauntings. Every September, the walls drip blood. The ghosts of former inhabitants appear, and all of them are terrified of something that lurks in the basement. Most people would flee. Margaret is not most people. Margaret is staying. It’s her house. But after four years Hal can’t take it anymore, and he leaves abruptly. Now, he’s not returning calls, and their daughter Katherine—who knows nothing about the hauntings—arrives, intent on looking for her missing father. To make things worse, September has just begun, and with every attempt Margaret and Katherine make at finding Hal, the hauntings grow more harrowing, because there are some secrets the house needs to keep.
What are you looking for? So asks Tokyo’s most enigmatic librarian. For Sayuri Komachi is able to sense exactly what each visitor to her library is searching for and provide just the book recommendation to help them find it. A restless retail assistant looks to gain new skills, a mother tries to overcome demotion at work after maternity leave, a conscientious accountant yearns to open an antique store, a recently retired salaryman searches for newfound purpose. In Komachi’s unique book recommendations they will find just what they need to achieve their dreams. What You Are Looking For Is in the Library is about the magic of libraries and the discovery of connection. This inspirational tale shows how, by listening to our hearts, seizing opportunity and reaching out, we too can fulfill our lifelong dreams. Which book will you recommend?
Not witchy enough for the witches, nor demonic enough for Hell, Tempest has found a new home in Zero, Kansas, as part of the Zero Cum Laude Coven. Unfortunately, though you can take the girl out of Hell, you can’t always get Hell to leave her alone. Inundated with demonic proposals delivered by a constant stream of “eligible” demons and monstrous hell-kittens, Tempest is at her wit’s end, which is not a good look for a weather witch with questionable control. She definitely doesn’t have time for a certain non-demonic, utterly human chameleon who keeps insisting they’re mates. Then again, maybe that’s the solution to all her demonic problems—a pretend mating. The only challenge will be convincing Matthew that it’s all only temporary. The matchmaking cats of the goddesses are a little uncertain about where this match is going. Hell-kittens, demons, chameleons, witches, and pretend matings, all with an interfering Lucifer in the mix—things are going to hell in a cat basket.
With imminent destruction possible, and the trust of the townsfolk gone, can Darius and Bale work together and set things right to send Hastur back to his demonic dimension? Darius has worked hard to get where he is now. He has a home, two cats and a close circle of friends. He doesn’t mind that lightning sparks out of his fingers when he’s about to lose control, or his former lover, Bale, keeps hanging around, waiting for forgiveness Darius doesn’t believe he deserves. He is fine. Everything is fine. Bale knows that trying to get back into Darius’s good graces will require perseverance and a lot of patience. He’s determined to do it though, because Darius is the world to him. Agreeing to work with Hastur nearly killed him but it was worth it to keep Darius safe. He’s going to prove to Darius that he always loved him. Though their world is in constant peril, and friendships are strained to almost breaking Darius and Bale will fight to the death to keep the Elder Demon, Hastur, from consuming their town. AmazonKU
As a deadly poison threatens to end Selene’s divine existence, the Backside of Forty must shift their focus to a new and daring mission: harness the goddess’s immense power before it unleashes havoc upon the world. The perilous journey takes them to the far corners of the globe, beginning with a crucial visit to Gretna Green. Once they gather the knowledge of rare and elusive ingredients for a potent Godstone, the coven is off to Spain. But time is running out, and the goddess’s life isn’t the only one hanging in the balance. Daring to venture to Selene’s ethereal realm is their only choice, though the harrowing quest has never been attempted by mere mortals. And for good reason. The creatures that guard their beloved goddess’s domain are fearsome, and accessing her magical store is rumored to be more dangerous than helpful. In this riveting race against fate, the Backside of Forty must summon every ounce of their collective strength, wit, and courage to accomplish the impossible. Can this intrepid trio redirect the destiny of gods and mortals alike? AmazonKU
I fell in love with a devil, and now it will take everything I have to save him. The gates to the Realm of the Damned have been cracked open, and the only thing preventing them from being flung wide apart is my mate. Killing him will unleash Hell itself. Revelations will bring about unlikely allies, but will it be enough? Return to The Marked Mage Chronicles for the breathtaking finale told from the perspective of Kat, Reese, the Crown Prince, and more. AmazonKU
Falling for the pack enemy could destroy us both. Ethan – After my life was destroyed by a curse, the last thing I needed was a mate—especially from the enemy pack. Julia was dumped on our doorstep for me. No one knows about the time we hooked up in our teens, and damn if I never got her out of my system. Old sparks ignite between us, igniting a feral hunger I can’t stop, driving my wolf to claim her for good. But can I put aside an old grudge and accept the only woman who stirs my wolf? Julia – Rejected by my pack as an outcast, I’m delivered to the enemy in an arranged marriage. No one knows Ethan crushed my heart when we were younger, yet he’s become devastatingly handsome and reawakened an intoxicating attraction my wolf finds impossible to ignore. Still, that doesn’t mean I have to let him back in my heart. I’m determined to fight my wolf’s need to mark him, but Ethan won’t take no for an answer. And I’ve got secrets of my own. My father is responsible for the curse and if anyone finds out, I’m dead.
Berklak: Being a half-orc is fun most of the time. Most people think I’m all orc, and that usually slicks things up so I can glide in and out of town without much fuss. Most of the time things go really smoothly for me. Sometimes, young watchmen from small towns with too much time on their hands pick a fight with half-orcs just trying to get some mead, and sometimes that ends up with me taking a kid all the way to the capital to become a bard, and sometimes that means I discover along the way a new questline that I need to follow. Sometimes. Well, this time, at least, and my companion for this quest is the cutest little necromancer I’ve ever seen (he’s the only one I’ve ever seen, but he’s adorable). Now, where did I leave my barrel of mead again? Lawton: Being the most feared human in Fasgard is annoying and inconvenient. It’s not like I went out of my way to be born a necromancer, but…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
When Nant’s father, who is a god, orders her to attend the Witches’ Ball, she has no choice but to do his bidding. She doesn’t expect to meet Mr. Taranis, the first man in centuries to tempt her to dip her toe in the dangerous waters of attraction again. Can Nant forget her past and trust another magical being, who believes they are destined to be together, or will her fears of betrayal prevent her finding her happy ever after?
Scout Randall’s life has taken more turns than she was ready for, and it’s a new dawn in Hawthorne Hollow. Her parents have arrived on the scene, and it turns out, they’ve been hiding in the shadows for years waiting for her. The prophecy that foretold her winning what should be an unwinnable war, has enemies crawling out of the woodwork. And, worst of all, she’s grappling with the realization that one of her own has betrayed her. It’s too much for Scout to deal with, which means that the snowmen popping up around town and acting like sentries are barely a blip. When Bigfoot joins the fray, however, Scout realizes trouble is afoot. All Scout wants is a few weeks to catch her breath. That’s not in the cards. Her life is starting to spiral, and now that she knows who the enemy is, the only thing she’s certain of is that she doesn’t have the strength to fight him. Hawthorne Hollow is a magical nexus, and all the players are lining up. The ultimate fight isn’t far away, so when new faces appear, it’s easy to question if they’re friend or foe. Who will come out victorious? AmazonKU
Stella Aldren, a talented witch from Salem, has been chosen by her coven to fulfill a seventeenth-century curse that can only end in death. If Stella doesn’t want to get herself killed, she needs to find Ethan Mather—the infamous witch hunter’s descendant who’s running for governor—pluck a hair from his head, make a poppet of his sexy-as-sin self, and…strike him dead. No muss. No fuss. But when Stella stalks her prey at a political gala, sparks fly. And it’s more than their combustible sexual attraction. There’s an unforeseen and unknown magic swirling around the mysterious and devastatingly handsome candidate, and Stella can’t bring herself to kill him. At least not until she discovers who Ethan Mather really is. Unfortunately, Stella isn’t the only curious witch in town. A second coven from Boston’s underbelly has Ethan in their sights, putting Stella in the middle of a war between covens. One that wants him dead. And one that wants his power for their own dark deeds. Now Stella is faced with an impossible choice: kill the enemy she’s falling for…or betray her coven by letting him live, putting herself in their crosshairs instead. Amazon
I paid the ultimate price when I took the gamble to save my mate’s soul. Ferry – Ferryman. The Grim Reaper. La Muerte. La Pelona. Shinigami. Charon. I’ve been called many names over the millennia, all thanks to my role in Hell. Ferrying dead souls over the river Styx. But few know the demon behind the legend, how I came to be here, or the freedom I sacrificed to save the man I love. Now I’m free to find him again. The problem? He doesn’t remember me. And he’s straight. Leo fell madly in love with me once before. Will he fall again before it’s too late?Leo – All my life, I’ve felt like something is missing. Neither my job as a firefighter, my brother Matty, nor my ex-girlfriends have been able to fill that hole. When a mysterious stranger approaches me in a bar, I find myself captivated. I’ve never been attracted to men before, but I can’t seem to resist him. Why is it that spending time with Ferry feels so…right? So familiar? AmazonKU
VS Note: Don’t know if any of the stories are Fantasy/PNR but again, this is a cause I truly support, since my mother and her identical twin both died from breast cancer.
LOVE is the word… 23 romance authors have come together with Grease inspired stories for Hopelessly Devoted, an event anthology to benefit women’s cancer research. Our Grease inspired stories will have your mind rockin’ and reeling with second chances, friends to lovers, workplace romance, insta-love, shifters, and more. There’s something for everyone in this mixed sub-genre romance anthology. Women helping women: All royalties from the sales of this anthology will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Women’s Cancer Research Foundation (Gynecological Cancer Research), both 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Design, photography, formatting, and promotion services have all been donated to allow all royalties to be donated. Please help support the cause and one-click now.
A storyteller with the power of twisting the tales of Fate never lives long. From the beginning, Calista has always told her royals this truth, but she’s determined to break the chain of violence by avoiding the attention from the tricky Norns. But when the moon returns to blood and her royals from the neighboring kingdoms fall under attack from their shared enemy, she no longer has a choice and must join the fight to protect those she loves. By digging into the truth of her mysterious past, Calista comes face to face with the whispers in the dark and the voice, the bond, with a man some know as the Mad King. Soon it’s clear, the king no one has truly seen might have more answers to Calista’s past and true purpose than anyone. He might be the only way she survives this fight. Or he could be the one who delivers her destruction. AmazonKU
Nash Rhodes has never been in control of his own life. He’s had this “gift” since he could remember. He’s always been able to see and interact with the other side. Some of those spirits are good, but some are traumatizing, especially for a boy way too young to understand. His mother never cared about him and his stepfather only cared about how much money his gift could bring them, dragging him along to town after town for their traveling tent show. He’s tried to escape before, but this time feels different. He’s eighteen now and he has to go live his life before the shadows swallow him whole. Little does he know this town, this place on the edge of nowhere will be his salvation. Judah Helm has been a soldier for Master Emmanuel and the Old Mission Coven for many years, leading a squad of agents in action around the world, extending the reach of the Coven, and making sure its interests are protected. As the situation in Eastport grew more complex, Master Emmanuel called him home to lead Coven’s security forces as Commander. He has the skills required to protect the Coven against any threat. It’s been a while since Judah was home and he’s glad to be back among his people. Judah is open to finding his beloved, but he doesn’t expect it so soon. When he looks down into the wounded face of the small man in the basement of the Indigo Hotel, he knows he is looking at his forever and he will do anything, fight any darkness to keep this man safe. Love beats the darkness every time. Amazon
I’m marked…but I won’t be tamed. Loss has scarred my life. I’ve trained relentlessly, endured unimaginable pain for one goal—to face the beast who watched me, who came for me. But took my family instead. There’s nothing I won’t do for vengeance. Until three sinful and unhinged monsters find me, emerging from the shadows with sharp teeth, and with claws that could pull apart my life as easily as they do the buttons on my dress.
They think they can break me… Absurd. Yet I’m caught in their twisted war in a world in ruins and fraying at the edges. They won’t leave me alone, insisting I belong to them. That they’ll make me irrevocably theirs. Resisting the fantasies they promise grows harder with every passing day, and it scares me how easily I’ve started thinking of them as my own monsters. But I remind myself I obey no one. Especially when I’m starting to suspect that they had a hand to play in my family’s death. They aren’t the first monsters I’ve faced. They’ll most certainly be the last. AmazonKU
Even absorbed in her studies, Delphine can’t forget Nik or his mission to find Grey. When he reappears with a plan to defeat Grey, she’s desperate to convince Amara and Hayes to agree—even if it means putting herself in danger. But there are things Delphine doesn’t know about her own ability, and once in Grey’s orbit, it might not be as easy to extricate herself as she expects. Confused, and with her allegiance wavering, Delphine clings to the one certainty in the fog surrounding her—Nik. But when the two of them end up stranded and facing a threat that could upend the entire kingdom, Delphine isn’t sure if she can rely on the man who’s stolen her heart. If she wants them both to survive, she’ll have to discover the limits of both her power and her will. AmazonKU
A 40-year-old Witch with a New Career – A Gargoyle Sheriff Raising a Teenaged Daughter – And an Enchanted Island Full of Secrets – It’s almost Yule, and Shayla, Needles, and Zoie are hard at work preparing for the winter solstice and making sure Zoie is packed and ready to leave for PADA headquarters for the next six months. But when the three stumble over a dead body under the town’s Yule tree in the park, they have to add another task to their already growing list of things to do–find out who murdered the leprechaun Liam Luckmore. With plenty of suspects to choose from, it doesn’t take long before Shayla and Alex find themselves knee-deep in not only snow, but trouble. Good thing Zoie, Finn, Needles, and Harlow are in the lab working overtime. Can this dynamic team solve the murder before the town celebrates the winter solstice? Or will Zoie need to put off heading to PADA headquarters a little longer? AmazonKU
Do the very worst to him and then cherish him.That’s what my friend Brodie wants me to do to a little kelpie. Save a life, instead of taking one, is another thing he says. The kelpie was imprisoned in a billionaire’s harem, the piece of work bit him, forcing a mating bond and making the kelpie believe he was in love. The enslaver had to die, and now the kelpie is dying too. The only thing that can save him is a new mate. Except he won’t want one. I’ll have to force my mark on him. Then the kelpie mating magic will do its thing and he will become devoted to me. He will think I’m the one he loves. Brodie says that Doolin is adorable. Kind, sweet. Sunshine personified. Totally gorgeous as well. Beautiful enough to catch the eye of a billionaire collecting seven stunning men for his harem. Having Doolin worship me won’t be a hardship. Except it will all be false. All a lie. Nothing but mating magic. And I’m never going to forgive myself for what I’m going to have to do to him to make it happen. AmazonKU
VS Note: From AUG 22.
As a graduation present for her daughter, Tammy, Samantha Moon and the gang head down to South America for the vacation of all vacations. First stop: Machu Picchu. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient, awe-inspiring ruins sit high in the Andes Mountains. It’s no wonder Sam and company want to visit. Truly the site is as beautiful as they come. But little does Sam know her very presence there has activated a dormant, ancient evil. Now, the vampire detective must deactivate the badness before all hell breaks loose. How to deactivate it, she hasn’t a clue. But one thing is certain: her family vacation is about to get really, really weird. AmazonKU
I’m a powerful and respected Alpha, but the wolf Mette covets my leadership. I’m injured when my conniving enemy challenges me. After losing my pack and nearly my life, I go to lick my wounds in the human world, but my beloved mate Tia knows that a wolf’s broken spirit can heal, and there is only one true leader of our pack. Note: Caleb is a very short werewolf action romance with a mild heat level, moderate violence and a HEA. This Romantic Moments story is the perfect length for a lunch break, before bed, or any time you want a quick, romantic read. AmazonKU
When fate beckons, will you dare to listen? Fairy bargains should have been familiar for Sanja by now. But even with Eherea’s best interests at heart, she can hardly come to terms with the deal she struck with the Crow King. Leaving her mate behind was supposed to protect him, but the Crow King’s cruelty knows no bounds. With every new day Sanja spends at the Crow palace, she discovers how dark a place her new home truly is. Among the Crows, malice and brutality thrive, and Sanja soon finds herself face to face with the hardest decision of her life: Refuse the Crow King and risk retaliation by the ancient magic of fairy bargains, or endure to save her family and her people. If they don’t figure out a way to defeat the Crow King’s new army, even her sacrifice will not be enough to save them. AmazonKU
Twenty one years ago, Evander Laun and Natalia Havashire went on the air throughout the world on almost every news channel simultaneously, to reveal to the human race that Elves walked among us. It is the most-watched historical event in modern times. Killishia Renner, Kia, after recently discovering she was an Elf too, along with the rest of the world when she Elfed on live television, still hasn’t had time time to catch her breath.
After a successful vote on her proposals in the International Elf Council, Killishia is whisked off to celebrate with Tana Laun and her best friend Lisa for a girls day out, ditching their protective details. Everything goes pear shaped when Kia is abducted in an alley behind a clothing boutique. As Tana and the Elf Council search for Killishia, clues point toward the Laramer Bloc of Aelftus hating countries in Africa. The war between the Bloc and the Aelftus is reignited with a vengeance as the Riicathi lead the charge to liberate their Minya. The world will never be the same.
As a competitive figure skating competition descends upon Spellcaster Creek, the town is abuzz with excitement. But when tragedy strikes, the icy glitz and glamour turn into a chilling murder mystery. With suspicion hanging in the air, Sage Rivers finds herself once again thrust into the role of amateur sleuth, determined to uncover the truth before the ice melts and the killer slips away. Amidst the intrigue, a captivating vampire detective arrives in town, stirring up whispers and curiosity. The handsome and enigmatic man is on a mission to solve a long-standing mystery: the whereabouts of Spellcaster Creek’s long-lost treasure. Sage finds herself inexplicably drawn to the detective, but can he be trusted? This arrival also …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Bear Embrace — Nia’s had a crush on Samuel since they were teenagers. She hasn’t seen him in years, but now she finds she’s still attracted to him… and to Hannia, the handsome and mysterious Shaman skinwalker, and his vampire-partner, Ananias. Could she be mate — to all of them? Captive Hearts — Three predatory shifters do their best to figure out how to deal with their differing visions while they try to resolve the issue that’s standing in the way of their happiness — where is Ward? Wolf’s Bane — Dante Bane needs a night off so his wolf can howl. During his romp, a mysterious stranger joins him for a night of passion. Their encounter leaves Dante smitten, but Gwen’s stalker has returned and she needs Dante’s help. Reviving the Dragon — Christa searches the world’s oceans for unidentified wildlife. When she’s rescued by a strange sea creature, she knows what she’s been searching for is real. Yet when the creature comes to her as a man, she doesn’t know if she can give in to her heart.
When Jordan rescues a beautiful human from a werewolf attack, two things happen. First, she discovers her true mate. Then, said true mate flees in fear when she sees Jordan’s fangs. Not the reaction she’d hoped for from her future wife. Jordan tracks Sky down and makes her an offer: pretend to be Jordan’s lover for a year and her mother’s crippling medical debt will vanish. Sky accepts. But the dark and decadent vampire world is dangerous for humans like her. Despite her vow to keep the relationship professional, days of stolen touches and nights of wicked delights cloud Sky’s resolve to leave the paranormal world once her contract ends. Soon, Sky discovers there are those who plan to usher her out of the paranormal world long before that date. Preferably in a body bag. AmazonKU
When small-town reporter Lorelei Luna reconciles with the sheriff and ends things with the charming new lawyer in town, she has no idea she’s made a dangerous enemy. After the sheriff mysteriously disappears, Lorelei dives into investigating his whereabouts, uncovering the lawyer’s dark obsession and supernatural secrets lurking beneath the town’s façade. With a mysterious FBI agent as her unlikely ally, Lorelei races to find the sheriff before he’s lost forever and stop the lawyer from enacting a sinister plan. But saving the sheriff means remembering who she is—a witch whose awakening powers could expose the town’s hidden world. Lorelei must reclaim her magic and stop evil forces from destroying everything and everyone she loves in this paranormal cozy mystery. AmazonKU
I go by the name of Lili Tu, and I amuse myself owning Club C, a BDSM club for vampires and werewolves. I’m an elemental, a force of nature, and Detective Michael Munroe won my jaded heart the moment I met him. Problem is he suspects me of murdering shape shifters. I could force him to love me, I have the power, but what is the value of that? Problem is he’s a shifter himself, and a demon is out to kill him. Can he see past his suspicions, see me as someone he can love, someone he can trust? Problem is I have what is euphemistically called a checkered past… I’ve done some very dark and terrible things. Mortals inhabit a realm of night, blind to the true beauty of reality. Can Michael love me when he sees me in the light?
No one cooks like Gaston, and I’m hungry like a wolf. Eight years ago, I missed my chance to be with the love of my life. Now, Gaston is back in town to rescue his pack’s troubled bar and grill, Bluz. He’s keen to rekindle things between us, but I’ve still got the blues over how it all went down before. Gaston’s got a whole life out west full of fast cars, fancy dinners, and famous friends. He claims he’s ready to settle down, and that his wolf has chosen me, but I’m just a country boy, a drifter. Gaston is refined and cultured. I don’t fit into his elegant lifestyle, even if our nights together have been sizzling hot. His wolf wants me, and I want him, but I’m running out of time to decide. Can I put our troubled past behind me before I lose him forever? Or will our relationship finally go up in smoke? Bluz is a smoking hot and sticky sweet second chance MM romance between an anthropomorphic werewolf and a visually impaired blues singer. AmazonKU
Eric Vause is done. Done with ghosts. Done with hellhounds. And definitely done with asshole demons, mostly because he’d been possessed by one. Even now, five years later, the rage he absorbed from the creature has yet to wane, so he decides a road trip is in order. Surely some cool air, great scenery, and a case of Dos Equis will shake things loose. Unfortunately, supernatural events happen everywhere. When he meets up with a friend whose partner’s daughter needs help with a pest problem—aka, a ghost—Eric takes that as his cue to leave. Until he sees her. He can tell Halle’s house isn’t the only thing that is haunted. The hopelessness behind her eyes tugs at something deep inside him. Something all too familiar. The fact that she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen has nothing to do with his change of heart. And he vows to leave her in his rearview the minute he takes care of the poltergeist. Then again, vows were never his strong suit.
It’s my destiny as wolf prince to find my mate. But what happens when she’s someone that nobody expected…I’ve lost count of the number of Lunar Mate ceremonies I’ve attended where every eye is on me. As the son of shifter royalty, I’m supposed to find a fated mate who will continue my family’s powerful legacy. But at forty years of age, everyone is starting to think that person doesn’t exist, including me. Then I experience a pull so deep and so undeniable, that when I look up and meet the eyes of a waitress, our gazes lock. Recognition sparks between us. In an instant, I’m sure. This woman is mine. I can tell my parents sense the connection, too. But judging by their expressions, they know something I don’t. Like me, they’re aware she’s special. But the fear in their eyes tells me she’s the last person on earth they want to be my mate. AmazonKU
The kingdom stands on the brink of chaos. Atticus’ grip on the realm is faltering, and as threats arise ever closer to home he is driven to increasingly desperate acts to hold onto power. With Islor’s fate now in the balance, Zander stands to defend the Rift from the oncoming Ybarisan army. With the king’s forces scattered, he must risk unlikely new alliances. And behind the walls of Ulysede, secrets wait for its new queen. Romeria knows that the paths of the hidden city will lead her to answers. But will they be enough to save the realm – or is their fate already sealed?
“Don’t you know better than to play with monsters?” I’ve spent my life in the Borderlands with no feeling. I am half a ghost, born with half a soul and numb because of it. On my 22nd birthday, I’m bound for the Sacrifice in the Wailing Woods and come face to face with the monsters—only to discover I can feel them. Perhaps I’d rather play with the monsters than kill them. So, I follow the monsters through the Veil of Souls and into their cursed wasteland. Luckily, I’m not looking for a happily ever after. I’m looking for a dark and dangerous once upon a time. AmazonKU
A chance encounter with Wesley leads to an unforgettable night of passion. And that night leaves me with a gift—a child who will forever change my life. When I try to find him to tell him that I’m pregnant, I’m met with silence and dead-ends. It’s as if he never existed. But it doesn’t matter. I can raise my daughter on my own. With fierce determination, I vow to provide her with the best life possible. As she grows from a baby to a child, she displays abilities unlike anything I have ever seen. I finally find Wesley, and I realize my troubles are just beginning. I learn that my daughter is not fully human, and my attraction to Wesley is even stronger than when we first met. However, we can never be one big, happy family. Wesley has a dark secret, a revelation that means we can never be together. And even worse, the secret could tear me apart from my daughter. The entire world seems to be against us, but I refuse to back down. AmazonKU
Yara Knight is a contemporary romance writer that is under the gun to produce another bestseller for her publishing company. After a bad breakup, she loses her mojo and decides to take a break to heal and rediscover herself. Enter Zeph and Cory, the twins who run The Timberwolf Lodge that she escapes to for peace and clarity. She’s not ready to date again, and besides, she doesn’t want to break anyone’s heart by choosing one over the other. Little does she know they plan to share her. She’ll soon find that the reason they share is more shocking than anything her fertile mind could’ve ever come up with! AmazonKU
Everly – I am the servant of a merciless God. I am the daughter of Its preacher. All my life, my power has been controlled by others. They raised me to be meek and stifled my magic. But no more. A brutal murder led me to discover a mysterious house full of magic – and the ancient, powerful demon within. He says my power can change the world, that I can kill the evil creature I once worshipped. But at what cost? Callum – For two thousand years, I’ve been alone. Slaughtering fallen Gods as I searched for the witch that haunted my dreams, begging for my help. Now that I’ve found her, I will protect her with my life. But when the fate of Earth, Heaven, and Hell hangs in the balance, not even her soul is safe from destruction. If a choice must be made, I’ll let the world burn if it means having her as my own. AmazonKU
I’m a monster DNA experiment and she’s everything my beasts want. I escape the hell that tortured me for months. I’m turned into something so dangerous and brutal; I don’t recognize myself. And when I feel a pull in my chest, I follow it not understanding why.
I see her and possession takes over. Her beauty is addiction. And her smell? God…her scent….mmm…It drives me insane. A thing like me doesn’t stand a chance with a woman like her. I am obsessed. I can’t stay away. I stalk her. I kill for her. I take her. I mark my territory. I protect her from everyone and everything. Except me. She’s mine. Whether she likes it or not. And all my beasts agree. AmazonKU
A bargain struck. A pact made. Now the dragon princes must forge me into a bride. Except dragons’ brides are molded from childhood—while Tavias’s pack has mere weeks to make me into a passable one. To teach me to fight. To behave. To mate. As our ship slices through the perilous sea toward the Equinox Trials, the danger isn’t confined to evil creatures in the ocean’s depth. Here, aboard a naval ship, I discover more than I bargained for. Friendship. Fear. Lessons in intimacy that awaken desires I never knew existed. I’m in this for one reason only. To win my freedom. I know better than to lose my heart. Don’t I? AmazonKU
Calista Batts lives a sheltered life, until the day she is kidnapped and used in a sacrificial ceremony meant to drain her of a dormant power she knew nothing about. When the magic inside her is unlocked, it nearly kills her, but not before calling three mysterious and powerful men to her side. Inexplicably drawn to the dying woman, they resolve to bind her to themselves- mind, body, and soul- in a desperate attempt to save her life. Now Calista must learn to control her newfound magic and adjust to this previously hidden world, all while navigating the overwhelming effects of her new bonds. As feelings intensify, all of them struggle in their own way- Draven, with his uncontrollable bloodlust. Seth, with his desperate need for touch. And Hawthorne, who is burdened by his past and guilt over the sacrifices made to save her. Together, they must harness their collective strength to confront the cult that nearly killed her. Will they be able to accept their new bonds in time? AmazonKU
VS Note: Why choose. Author states series must be read in order.
Why does everyone underestimate me? We might have been one step behind, but I’m done standing by and allowing the good things in my life to be interrupted, attacked, or broken. After my fathers’ deaths and the two packs joining together, I thought our biggest concern would be searching for answers while navigating inter-pack politics. Life is never that easy, though, is it? That search for answers abruptly ends when an unlikely blast from my past arrives with the answers we seek. This time Brody and his cohorts aren’t getting the last laugh. I will form alliances and be the glue that holds them together if no one else steps up. I’ve met my eighth mate. His life has been anything but kind, and Brody is at the core of everything. The beta gorilla has a lot to answer for. And with the help of my mates, my friends, and if they agree, the Council, I plan to make him pay. AmazonKU
VS Note: From AUG 17. Mixed reviews. Vampire.
Bella – My mundane book infused life has been turned upside down. Rayne…He’s a gentleman, ruthless, dominant, cold…But he’s also so much more- sexy and wicked. I should focus on my family’s legacy and not get sidetracked. I shouldn’t feel rapture when he takes me into his arms. He demands my complete submission and I don’t want to break free. I want him. He’s going to change me. He has only one goal: to claim me and remold me into his queen. I need to resist. But my needy heart won’t let me. RAYNE – I’ve never wanted to claim someone as much as I want to claim her. Bella…Soft, brown, fragrant skin so supple to the touch. A mind that is so open to taking me in. Bright pink nails made for scratching my back. I can’t wait to mold her into the queen she should be. To make her my dark goddess and make her beg. To make her cry out my name when I take possession of her body. I never expected her to become an obsession, a need, a craving. But she is. Now someone else thinks they can lay claim to what belongs to me. My beast has been lying dormant, ready to break free…I will destroy it all to protect what’s mine. AmazonKU
This limited edition anthology features magic of the best kind, and all the proceeds go to charity (Together We Rise). So grab your pumpkin spice and get ready because something wicked this way comes. AmazonKU
Is her magic a threat to witchkind…or is she simply powerful enough to save the world? Rebekah Wilde was eighteen when she left St. Cyprian, officially stripped of her magic and banished from her home. Ten years later, she’s forced to return to face the Joywood Coven, who preside over not just her hometown but the whole magical world. Rebekah is happy to reunite with her sister, and with her friends, but the implications of her return are darker and more dangerous than they could have imagined. The Joywood are determined to prove Rebekah and her friends are a danger to witchkind, and her group faces an impending death sentence if they can’t prove otherwise. Rebekah must seek help from the only one who knows how to stop the Joywood—the ruthless immortal Nicholas Frost. Years ago, he was her secret tutor in magic, and her secret impossible crush. But the icy immortal is as remote and arrogant as ever, and if he feels anything for Rebekah—or witchkind—it’s impossible to tell.
Death follows wherever I go, and now I need to pay my debts to their god…I’m Pilar Morales, the sixth daughter of the legendary Morales coven. Each of us is blessed with a gift but mine… is a curse. Since I was five years old I have seen the dead wandering our mansion. They reach out and talk. They begged for my help and I had to quickly learn how to guide them through the gates of hell. But on All Hallows’ Eve, everything goes wrong. My sisters and I are separated and I’m brought straight to the only being in the afterlife that hates me more than anything. Vic despises me. He wants to keep me in the underworld so I can’t ease the suffering of his souls. But the only way to keep me in hell is to take me as his bride. My new husband is set on making my eternal life miserable. He’s a god and I’ve been meddling in his business. And he’s not the god of forgiveness. I’m his wife. I’m his prisoner. I’ll never leave the underworld. But maybe… I like how he punishes me. AmazonKU
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