I have a new release this week – FAINE, the next Badari Warriors scifi romance!
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.
Left stranded on an enemy planet, can Faine find and rescue the woman he believes to be his fated mate?
Choosing to remain behind when the others in his party escape the Khagrish homeworld, Faine is determined to locate and rescue Farah, the human woman he loves. Somehow he’ll get the two of them off the planet and safely home to the Badari Warriors’world far away. Alone, feared and hated by the aliens on this alien world, cut off from his pack, Faine must traverse a city and countryside full of danger on his quest to locate Farah.
Farah Saunders was a teacher in the Sectors until she was kidnapped by pirates and sold to become a subject of lab experiments. Taken to the Khagrish home world with a small group of humans and two Badari prisoners, she was selected by a Khagrish noble to become his personal special project. Her situation is hopeless yet she can’t stop thinking of the one man who might be able to save her – Faine. She barely knew him but feels an uncanny connection to the fearless, genetically engineered soldier. What is this link tying them together?
Reunited, the two of them go on the run, hunted ruthlessly by the Khagrish authorities and the infuriated noble. Can Faine accomplish the miracle he’s hoping for and find a way for them to escape? Will Farah ever agree to become his claimed mate?
A million years ago, a galactic empire fell. The ruins of that ancient empire are a source of many things. Wonder, knowledge, academic careers, and treasure. Treasure is what Beau Johnson seeks, tracking down artifacts for high-paying clients. Once a top student at the specialist institute for the study of the ancient empire, Beau rejected respectable archaeology and academia in favor of adventure. Unlike his one-time rival Park Ki-tae, a brilliant student who became an enforcement agent tasked with keeping Imperial artifacts out of private collections. Beau thinks Ki-tae needs to loosen up, have more fun, and, especially, stop making it his life’s work to send Beau to jail. Ki-tae thinks Beau is a rogue and a criminal. And it was a big mistake to sleep with him that one time …When a client sends Beau after a legendary artifact that supposedly allows communication with the dead, Ki-tae pursues, sure this time he’ll nail Beau. But circumstances force them to work together and deal with the feelings for each other they’ve both long denied. They have very different plans for the artifact they’re seeking … if it’s not a myth. Will they ever agree on their plans, or on anything else at all?
Minotaurs come to Alia Terra for the sole purpose of finding a mate, starting a family, and growing their presence. They are settling the Taurus Terra territory and filling it with the new half-human, half-minotaur race. Vozak isn’t so sure about the process, but he shows up anyway and puts in for a wife through the Marriage Temple. Since his brother has a human wife, she has him request her sister. Turns out Agnes is a DNA match to him. It’s a rocky start. Agnes comes along with expectations for romance from the old novels she’s read and Vozak only knows the minotaur way. In the process, an enemy comes along and destroys their newfound happiness. Will he be able to save her in time? The fight is on and it’s life or death for the new couple. AmazonKU
UKURI (BLADES OF ARRIS BOOK FIVE) by Starla
Lori had no intention of falling in love, having never had the capacity to feel anything. But the more time he spends at the Restoration Facility, under the care of Dr. Rowen, he begins to change, unable to understand how or why. But he knows one thing for certain — he doesn’t want to be apart from the kind doctor. After escaping an abusive marriage which left him feeling weak and worthless, Dr. Rowen Pace convinced himself he was content to live alone, surrounded by machines and closed off from almost everyone in his life. However, when one particular droid in his care starts showing signs of humanity, Rowen is forced to face his past trauma in order to help this unique being navigate what it means to be human, surprised by how far he is willing to go to save this droid … and himself. Amazon
Ember – I was separated from my parents and a world where the most important thing I had to worry about was my next outfit. Everything I have ever been or will be… torn away abruptly as I’m thrown into what feels like never-ending chaos and confusion. Thrust upon an Alien male who I can’t understand and dangers I don’t comprehend. How do I cope with the reality of being alone on an alien planet where I’m not wanted? ViN –
I live for the next mission, with absolutely no need for a female of any kind. Until a whiny, ungrateful, high-maintenance one falls literally into my arms. Why does the feel of her small body and the urge to make her smile again confuse me? Fighting the attraction and refusing to be like the others. I walk away from the temptation, so why do her tears haunt me so? AmazonKU
Eight years ago, the government approved a vaccine designed to prevent death from illnesses. Only, the participants lied and humanity became something … else. Darius loved Harmony more than anyone. It didn’t matter that she was a shifter now. She was his best friend and he wasn’t going to leave her side regardless of what her pack wanted.
Harmony wanted nothing more than for the world to find the acceptance they lost. Well, maybe her best friend. One wrong move and they’d all be dead. Especially after the humans declare war, the wolves move underground, and the vampires take all. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Cliffhanger. Post apocalyptic.
Old friends, and new, join the Hughes and O’Reilly families to secure their neighboring homesteads and survive their first winter without modern conveniences. However, it’s an unimagined enemy, drawing closer each day, that will be their biggest challenge yet. AmazonKU
In a world shrouded in darkness and betrayal, I’m caught in a dangerous deception. As a pawn in the cunning game of the Vinduthi Syndicate, I strike a perilous bargain to secure my freedom. Bound by an agreement to deliver messages to an imprisoned member, I step into the role of his advocate, a role that threatens to blur the lines between truth and deception. In this dangerous dance of manipulation and hidden motives, a connection sparks between us that defies logic. I know deep down that it’s all a charade, a means to an end. He seeks his escape, and I crave liberation from my contract. Yet, amidst the tangled threads of our alliance, doubts seep into my mind. Is he using me as a pawn, a mere tool in his grand scheme? Or am I deceiving myself, trapped in a web of my own illusions? As the lines between reality and fiction blur, I question my every move, my every motive. Trust becomes a precious commodity, and betrayal lurks around every corner. Can love blossom amidst the shadows of deception, or will it crumble under the weight of our tangled truths? AmazonKU
Magical AU, Adrien’s way of dealing with bad days is to curse things, repeatedly, fortunately lots of targets keep presenting themselves, Hugh has precisely zero chill where Adrien is concerned, as people will learn the hard way, here we have Extremely Competent MCs because that is my jam, set after WWI, but no worries, I can’t write angst to save my life, curses, magic, bit of mystery, apprentices are acquired, something of a slow burn, Hugh’s a sweetie, right up until you endanger his boys, then he’s your worst nightmare, man’s a knight in multiple ways. Amazon
I signed his contract. Now he owns me. After a court grants the Crown Prince of the Ulsen Empire custody over my nephew, I beg him to let me be a part of the child’s life. With his unflinching and merciless reputation, he’s the last person I would ever want to raise Elijax. So when he makes me an offer, I take it without hesitation. But I never suspected the cruel and sinister catch he has in mind…I rebel against his tyrannical rules but he’s determined to possess me, no matter the cost. And when I discover he’s tormented by inner demons and consumed by the need to control, we embark on a passionate love affair. When he touches me, I yearn for more. When he kisses me, I surrender in gratitude. When he undresses me, I ache to scream his name. And when he makes me fly, I soar higher than ever before. When he warns me to keep my distance, it only makes me want him more. I discover my true desires, as well as the dark secrets he keeps hidden away from prying eyes. AmazonKU
7 days and all my debts are wiped clean. But 7 days are a lifetime when you sacrifice your body to an Ulsen male…After I beg Prince Rayaw to let me pay my father’s debts, he makes me an offer I never imagined: satisfy his Steyatt during his species’ fabled mating week and all my debts are wiped clean. But when our mating becomes more than either of us bargained for, a new debt is owed… and this is one even he can’t repay…I rebel against his tyrannical rules but he’s determined to possess me, no matter the cost. And when I discover he’s tormented by inner demons and consumed by the need to control, we embark on a passionate love affair. When he touches me, I yearn for more. When he kisses me, I surrender in gratitude. When he undresses me, I ache to scream his name. And when he makes me fly, I soar higher than ever before. When he warns me to keep my distance, it only makes me want him more. I discover my true desires, as well as the dark secrets he keeps hidden away from prying eyes. AmazonKU
In a world where Guardians are superpowered humans, Conduits must help them manage their powers to prevent them from self-destroying. Guardians and Conduits live apart from regular humans, royalty in a society run according to rank and AI reasoning. Orrey grew up thinking he was a regular human, but when Guardian Senlas accidentally touches him, he imprints on Orrey, dashing all notions of a normal life Orrey wanted to dedicate to making the city he loves safer for everyone. Now, Orrey has to come to terms with the fact that he is a Conduit, and Senlas’s, on top of that. The Guardian is kind and caring, yet Orrey’s changed status shoves him into a reality he wasn’t prepared for. It will have him and Senlas and their found family of a team weather dangers from inside the city walls and from outside them, all while learning to rely on each other.
Former Immortal Operative Ace Hargraves is a genetically altered super soldier who has spent decades on the run from the government, all while helping others. But the time has come for this horse-shifter to do something to help himself if he wants to protect his mate and live to see another day.
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VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Interesting aspects.
When Nexus catches the attention of the alien croc ambassador, his first space travel goes weirdly astray. A backwoods Earth terraformer, young Nexus is awkward with people, good with creatures, at a time when the human worlds are bumping against the alien races who surround them. He sets off to explore human space. But to leave home, he must first repay a debt of honor, and smuggle a highly illegal sentient robot off-planet. Memory murky, the poor robot got stranded on Earth before Nexus was born. Nexus is delighted when the alien ambassador boards his space train to Luna. Most fear the enigmatic crocs, but he’s fascinated. Then an explosion derails the train car. But was the attack aimed at the aliens? Or his forgetful robot? Join an upbeat civilian team on a hopepunk science fiction odyssey, with mystery, space trains, flying life support suits, and enigmatic aliens! Come for world-building and adventure, and stay for the characters. This fresh new series takes place 200 years into the future of Booth’s long-running Thrive series. AmazonKU
I survived the invasion. And the aftermath. But I’m not sure how to survive him…When the aliens came, they wanted one thing. Women. And they were willing to cut a swath of destruction across our planet until we gave them enough to repopulate their dying world. I was chosen to do just that. Lucky me. Gorkan Na’Zar, my alien mate, thinks there’s only one place for me. On my knees, at his feet. But when two of his men are murdered, I’m the only one he can rely on to catch the killer. See, I was a detective back home, and I’ll do anything to hang onto that piece of my old life. Even help the savage who stole everything from me. Now, all I have to do is solve the crime before I lose any more of my humanity. I pray I’m not too late. Because lately? I’m finding that I don’t hate Gorkan nearly as much as I should. And I definitely don’t hate some of things he does to me. AmazonKU
ergeant Mags is on her own among the enemy on a strange planet except for someone she is not comfortable with—a shape-shifter warrior. Sergeant Mags turned down a chance at a desk job to go out with into space and join others in discovering the answers on a different world. She was more interested in what was still out to be discovered than tracking and training others. But this time she may have discovered too much as she and a group of Marines and a shape-shifter warrior are trapped back behind enemy lines and cut off from rescue. Now, against her better judgment, she must trust the man who came from the distant planet Veld and can do the impossible: change his body. Sometimes action is better than words, especially under stress and enemy fire.
VS Note: LGBTQ SciFi/Fantasy. Previously published as Vella episodes 94-150.
Ari’s new powers have awakened, threatening to tear apart a kingdom already on the edge. Sent back to Valon to face her father’s—and the people’s—judgement, Ari must decide how far she’ll go to reclaim her former life, if that’s even possible anymore. In the heart of the turmoil, Iata, the reigning ruler, is losing control of his increasingly unstable magics. As his secrets threaten to spill out, his brother’s wife, Haneri, draws ever closer—and he’s not sure he wants her to stop. At the border to Kidaa Space, Rhys grapples with the ominous and impossible patterns in the Kidaa attacks, and comes face to face with the Kidaa themselves in a harrowing meeting that could change the future of the kingdom.And Dressa, who secretly married an enemy prince, must now face the consequences of that marriage. Because Lesander was activated by her family. And Lesander has a choice: obey her family, or betray her wife. With enemies without and enemies within, can the Truthspoken save their kingdom, or is this kingdom doomed to fall? Note: This book has main characters who use gender-neutral pronouns (they/them/their, fae/faer/faerself).
He’s back. And he wants to know who did this to me. He doesn’t remember it was him…They call me Cautionary Clem. And I’m locked in the psych ward, so we all agree — I was out of my mind when I bonded with a forbidden alien warrior. Fated mate? More like biggest mistake. I’d avoid him forever if I could. But apparently, you can’t run from something so attached to you. I should have been wiped from his system when they turned him cyborg, but he’s found his way back to me. He needs my help, and if I want my freedom, I’m going to need his. Ironically, we are our biggest problem and our only solution. He was the wrong guy.But given a second chance, he’ll do everything in his power to make things right. AmazonKU
Aquenta, the deadly handsome alien who pulls me out of the sea. When my surfing trip went wrong, I thought I’d die. I paddled and swam, but I wouldn’t be fast enough to dodge the big gray jaws. But when I open my eyes to this hulky blue alien standing before me, watching me with care, there is only one thing I know for sure — my vacation is over.I’ve never imagined that aliens exist, but there’s no denying that when I run my finger over his perfectly sculpted muscles and scales. My heart races for him and his touches send fire exploding in me. But when he wants me as his mate…Do I stay on a foreign planet that is filled to the brim with water that threatens to drown me, or do I head back to where I come from? AmazonKU
After a piloting blunder strands Captain Levi and his crew on a bizarre floral planet, their peace mission becomes more of a ‘get home ASAP’ mission. But they’re not alone. They’re greeted by big, hunky aliens who are as strange and beautiful as the flowers. When the aliens welcome them with open arms—and tentacles—Levi is wary. No strangers are that nice. Especially not seven-foot-tall teal dudes with more “feelers” than you can shake a stick at. But Levi’s suspicion fades when the smoldering alien Zat’tor takes an unusual interest in him. He never got this much attention back on his own planet, and no human man ever made his heart flutter the way Zat’tor does…Amid their budding relationship, Levi discovers the shock of his life. Can he ever return to Earth? But more importantly, does he even want to? Aliens Abducted My Heart is a sweet, spicy romp in an alien world. It features an unexpected pregnancy between a cis man and an alien. Fluff, high-heat scenes, and HEA included! AmazonKU
Rayka, a caretaker of a lavish alien menagerie, is captivated by its latest addition—a mesmerizing Kraken man. He’s said to be a beast, but his eyes tell a different story—one of intelligence, pain, and silent pleas. Stolen from his world as a boy, Kael has been treated as nothing more than an animal, sold from master to master and kept in cages and aquariums. Kael vows to never trust a two-legged being again. But his new handler is different from the others. She is gentle, caring, and brings him the most delicious foods. Would it be foolish to trust her? The glass wall of the enclosure that separates them becomes both a barrier and a window to shared desires. Their worlds intertwine and a dance of emotions ensues—curiosity, desire, and a longing that neither can explain. As Rayka fights for his freedom, she grapples with a burgeoning love that defies every boundary she’s ever known. How far is she willing to go to free Kael and give him the life he deserves? AmazonKU
Rescued by the Cyborg (Cy-Con 1) – Zelranian cyborg, Lathim, has only ever wanted one thing — a mate. When he boards a stolen ship and finds a frightened human female hiding in the cargo hold, his protective urges take over. One look at Maggie and all he can think is — mine. Offered to the Cyborg (Cy-Con 2) – When reptilian space pirates attack The Sphinx, Wrylack is forced into service as their medic. Any plans he has to escape die the moment he lays eyes on Shaylee. When the sexy purple cyborg with the strange eyes and gentle touch says she’s his, Shaylee is almost scared to hope that her life is changing. But the big male isn’t interested in owning her. He wants a mate! Saved by the Cyborg (Cy-Con 3) – Brave. Fearless. Pregnant? The cyborg Tark saved the alluring human female once. When she’s captured during a dangerous mission, he knows he’ll have to do it again, and this time, he’s not letting her out of his sight — especially when he finds out she’s pregnant with his child.
VS Note: Described as a mix of Fantasy and Hard Science Fiction. Not a romance but I like the concepts.
All Caralee Vinnet has ever known is dust. Her whole world is made up of the stuff; water is the most precious thing in the cosmos. A privileged few control what elements remain. But the world was not always a dust bowl and the green is not all lost. Caralee has a secret—she has magic in her bones and can draw up power from the sand beneath her feet to do her bidding. But when she does she winds up summoning a monster: the former god-king who broke the world 800 years ago and has stolen the body of her best friend. Caralee will risk the whole world to take back what she’s lost. If her new companion doesn’t kill her first. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I interviewed him once for USA Today, years ago and wow, that was a master class – fun!
Inheriting your uncle’s supervillain business is more complicated than you might think. Particularly when you discover who’s running the place. Charlie’s life is going nowhere fast. A divorced substitute teacher living with his cat in a house his siblings want to sell, all he wants is to open a pub downtown, if only the bank will approve his loan. Then his long-lost uncle Jake dies and leaves his supervillain business (complete with island volcano lair) to Charlie. But becoming a supervillain isn’t all giant laser death rays and lava pits. Jake had enemies, and now they’re coming after Charlie. His uncle might have been a stand-up, old-fashioned kind of villain, but these are the real thing: rich, soulless predators backed by multinational corporations and venture capital. It’s up to Charlie to win the war his uncle started against a league of supervillains. But with unionized dolphins, hyper-intelligent talking spy cats, and a terrifying henchperson at his side, going bad is starting to look pretty good. In a dog-eat-dog world…be a cat.
Claire – He is my patient, my subject. The gorgeous cyborg who has fought so hard to regain the memories taken from him recalls most of his life, except his childhood. We journey to the village of his youth to be reunited with his family. The journey brings us closer, blurring lines I swore I would never cross. But Craal’s resurfaced memories don’t match what we find at his village and I can’t escape a sick feeling that we were not supposed to come here. Craal – I was turned into a monster in order to destroy my own people. Slowly, I’m remembering who I am with the help of a human woman. Claire is beautiful, intelligent, and I’m powerfully drawn to her. When we arrive at my family’s village, my memories don’t line up with the behavior of the people there. A pulsing sound that can’t be traced gives Claire headaches and is likely the root of the mystery. As we dig deeper, we uncover an explosive secret and someone will stop at nothing to keep it hidden. AmazonKU
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VS Note: Highlighting NARIO from the backlist today because his book is the story of how FAINE (main male character in my new release above) got to the hostile alien world in the first place. The books can be read as a standalones.
What starts out as a simple mission to rescue a group of lost humans turns into a nightmare for pack enforcer Nario, as he’s captured by the enemy scientists and plunged into an unprecedented journey to their home world for unknown experiments.
No Badari has ever been to the Khagrish planet but Nario vows to find a way to save himself and the others taken with him. The situation takes on additional urgency when he realizes one of the human women in the group is his fated mate. Aliana Ridley was a historian in the Sectors, traveling from world to world to record significant events when she was abducted by enemy aliens and destined to become a subject in unimaginable experiments. Now she has to rely on this fearsome, genetically engineered soldier to help her escape their captors and find a way home. She agrees to pretend to be his mate to fool the scientists but soon finds herself experiencing emotions she never expected to have with a man who’s handsome but not human. Will Nario find a way to escape the enemy’s grasp and get them all safely back to the Badari planet? Author’s Note: This is a complete story for the two main characters, ending with their HEA. There is a cliffhanger situation unresolved in the book for a pair of secondary characters, which I’ll resolve in the next book in the series.
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Strange things are happening at Castle Darien, the legendary home of Angela Hawkins Crow’s family just outside of Dublin, Ireland. People are dying in the most unusual ways: drowning where there’s no water, falling from heights that don’t exist…But before every death, the banshee lets out a cry, warning that loved ones are in danger. The Irish death ghost’s haunting shrieks and sobs echo within the ancient stone walls and travel up and down the hillsides. Terrified and broken after the death of a friend, Moira Hawkins, Angela’s second cousin, turns to her family for help, convinced that evil is at work and sure the Krewe of Hunters can determine what is happening and put an end to the strange and deadly haunting. Angela is mystified and stricken, but she and Jackson travel to the Emerald Isle to investigate, certain that someone very much alive is behind whatever is going on. But she and the Krewe just might need the dead to uncover the truth.
My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s time for Halloween in Cider—Spider—Cove and Jasper’s brother is getting hitched—while standing in a cemetery in the middle of the night. And as if a wedding in a graveyard wasn’t terrifying enough, a guest ends up joining the great disembodied majority. Tombstones and ghosts aside, there’s a killer on the loose and Spider Cove may never be the same again. To top things off the Country Cottage Inn is hosting its annual Trick-or-Treat Harvest Festival and things are not just getting spooky—they’re getting darn right deadly. Haunted houses, vampires, werewolves, and ghouls abound. Come to Spider Cove this Halloween night. Tricks and treats abound and so does murder. It’s October in Cider Cove and Halloween is just around the corner. The trick-or-treaters aren’t the only ones looking to scare the residents, so is a killer. Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer. The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder. AmazonKU
Radley Middleton is a down to earth kind of guy. His love life, though, is non-existent, and lately, the dreams he’s had for years no longer seem to be just dreams. The day he found the mirror was the day everything started to change. In its reflection he catches glimpses of other men from different eras. And his dreams grow stronger. Curious about what’s going on, Rad investigates and learns of a terrible tragedy in which he may play a part. But if Rad manages to change the course of history and prevent the century-old tragedy, will he destroy his own chance at happiness?
Something is up with Lorcan. And I’m fairly sure I’m not just imagining things—he’s been distracted, working later than usual, appears exhausted, and was that vanilla perfume I smelled on him? Regardless of what’s going on with the undead nuisance, I’ve got my own problems to deal with. Namely, I’ve been pinpointed as the main suspect in a murder! I know—as if I have the time or the interest to kill someone. Ridiculous. Anyway, before this situation gets any worse, I need to prove my innocence, stat. Just how am I going to do that? Stick around and find out. AmazonKU
Selena’s pregnancy is progressing without a hitch. Well, just one. Her aura-reading gift has disappeared. She’s not thrilled, but her in-laws assure her it’s simply a side effect of marrying into Calvin Standingbear’s shifter tribe. As soon as the baby is born, all will be well. Probably. Hopefully. Luckily, Selena doesn’t need her odd little gift when she hires the perfect shop assistant off Craigslist in preparation for her upcoming maternity leave. So she puts that worry out of her mind — only to have it quickly replaced by another. Her friend Archie has been receiving blackmail letters from someone who hints they know about his secret past as a cursed cat. Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard to brush it off as just a jealous dance competitor when Archie’s fiancée Victoria finds the blackmailer sprawled dead on her studio floor. This puts quite a damper on their upcoming wedding…especially when Victoria is arrested for murder. Without her aura-reading gift, Selena can only reach out to the spirit world with her Tarot and her pendulums. With a blind spot like that, there’s plenty of opportunity for the real murderer to go free. Or get too close.
In the dark streets of the city, immortal vampire kings stalk the shadows. Centuries of power have built their empires, but nothing can slake their thirst for blood—or passion.
In this world vampires are cursed to spend eternity alone and passion is strictly forbidden. A vampire’s fated mate brings them new powers, but before they revel in their new power they first face even greater weakness, which only a few survive and even less are willing to try. Rejecting their mates is a matter of business and survival. For those few mates who are brave enough to give into the dangerous allure of a vampire mate, they will break all laws of society to be with their true loves but most immortal bloodlines are centuries deep. Is their love enough to break the curse? Only time will tell.
An ancient legend. A mysterious evil. And – the mead of poetry? Liss Forlatt and Idun Wintermoon are on vacation at a beautiful villa retreat, a place as famous for its legendary beginnings as its year-round sunshine. Technically, they’re the protection detail for the newly married jarl of Little Eerie and his wife. But in a place where rainclouds are the biggest threat on any given day, it might as well be a vacation.
Until a man winds up dead in connection with an ancient fable – the mead of poetry, the supposed font of divine inspiration that guides all poets and writers. The pair must unravel fact from fiction, myth from history – and avoid the blade of a particularly nasty killer in the process. AmazonKU
VS Note: Author states the books must be read in order.
Five broken alphas. One lost wolf. A fate she never expected. AmazonKU
Emeric Dalena believes his life is over. For years, the forest fae has been bound to his wheelchair after being brutally injured by those in his village. But when he fakes his death and escapes the horrors tying him to his past, he finds he is lost once more, not knowing how to move forward when he is confined to his chair. Gweneth Caddell has lost everything. The High Healer sun fae sells nearly everything she owns to pay off her father’s debts, leaving her destitute. The only way to stay afloat is to become the nurse to a wheelchair-bound man who wants nothing to do with her. At least until he learns of her healing magic. For the first time in years, Emeric has hope for a brighter future. But can Gweneth heal his legs and give him back the life he’s always wanted? Can they fight the attraction they have for one another? Or will hearts break when fate threatens to tear them apart? AmazonKU
t has all come down to this. The battle to save Kingsley’s pack, and Austin’s place of birth, is upon them. They have their team, they have their supplies, and they have a very nerve-wracking secret weapon that Edgar devised. They aren’t even close to ready. If they lose this battle, every shifter in the world will be in jeopardy. But to fight means danger they might not all walk away from. If only the battle was their sole worry. Austin has come home for the first time in fifteen years. He left the pack in tatters and a great many people haven’t forgotten, his family included. He must finally face his past. AmazonKU
Chaos has spent his life living off the men he dates. He’s gotten good at moving seamlessly from home to home. Unfortunately, his luck has run out and Chaos is desperate for work. When he comes across a help wanted ad that sounds too good to be true, he decides he has nothing to lose. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Kyle hasn’t been a demon for long by comparison. He can’t grasp the old ways of bargaining for souls. Since he had been a hiring manager in his former life, he’s taken his human experience and applied it to his new gig. It seems like such a genius plan. Until he meets Chaos and realizes it only takes one wild wish to turn his entire eternity on its head. AmazonKU
Sweet artist omega Bailey-Rose is dumped by the only man she thought would love her because of her congenital heart condition. Cut off from being able to participate in the national Scent Matching services Bailey-Rose has decided she will be single for life after this heartbreak. In a surprising turn of events who should show up in the middle of her pity party but her brothers best friend. Unbeknownst to her, Ulysses has moved back to town after years of traveling for work. Not only is Bailey-Rose stunned to find him in her room looking like a broken hearted trash panda—but discovers they are a scent-match. Now all that’s left to do is meet the rest of the pack and pray they won’t see her as the broken Omega the world keeps telling her she is. Will it be worth it to try love one more time? To risk putting her fragile heart in the hands of men she’s never met? So begins the story of learning what real unconditional love looks like. AmazonKU
The twenty-first century is quite the horrifying eye-opener for a Vampyre warrior whose been in a magical coma for a thousand years. The Vampyre in question would be me. I’m so damned confused by the modern world, and getting electrocuted for being misogynistic — whatever that means — is getting old. It’s insanity. Apparently, there’s a species called Karens running in the wild. The Tube of You and the Book of the Faces are alarming. From what I understand, the Karens gather there. I much prefer homing pigeons to the small rectangular metal box the undead of today seem to favor. Although, I am enamored with the horseless metal chariots. The good old days of skin peeling and ripping out entrails are over. So be it. I’ll fit in. Getting set aflame sucks. Plus, there’s a beautiful blonde who’s in my every waking thought. She might not know it yet, but we’re destined to be. Although, every time I cop a feel, I get my nards kneed up into my esophagus. My wooing skills might be a little rusty… Armed with the magic word, please, and the challenge of using my words instead of my sword, I shall succeed. I’m fierce. I’m fabulous. And I’m in love. AmazonKU
Second chances, friends to lovers, and forbidden romance spark in this collection of steamy short stories. Brimming with magic and mystery, these five forced-proximity romances range from sensual to spicy, the perfect companion to keep your heart toasty in sweater weather. Hunker down by the hearth, pour a glass of cider, and fall into Autumn’s warm embrace by reading…(NOTE: story details on ebook seller’s page)
No one leaves the Foxtail Bed and Breakfast without a mate. No one can make reservations, though. They have to be invited by Franklin, the owner, who whose kindness is overshadowed by sadness. Saint – I grew up in a strict community, that’s what they called it. Now that I was older and free from their leashes, I knew the right word was cult. Still, it’s hard to get the teachings out of my head and even worse, not to live by their purity standards and ridiculous gender roles. My fathers’ words echo in my head, even as I sleep. I tried to date a few times, mostly online. No one wanted anything to do with my cleanliness quirks or my neatness needs. I was too innocent for them. Too sweet. I had learned some things about life, but still was naive when it came to the world and how things worked, especially with relationships. All I wanted was an alpha to accept me for me and keep his word. Someone with patience. Was that too much to ask? I’m fed up with my job and needing a vacation when a letter arrives in my mailbox, complete with a wax seal. Somehow I’d won a week’s vacation, all expenses included, at the Foxtail Bed and Breakfast. I’d never heard of the place, but I didn’t care. I needed the time away. Memphis – I want an omega, but I’m not looking for one ever again. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
What fairy tales lurk in the dark? Are they good or evil? Who gets their happily ever after, the heroes or the villains? Grab your pixie-dust, hoist up your sword, spin some gold, and take a climb into this riveting limited collection of fairy tales! This collection will leave you breathless with wonder, shower you with laughter, and might even bring on a spout of tears. But have no fear! These nine authors will be sure to give you a story you won’t soon forget. Because let’s face it . . . Not all fairy tales are meant to stay under the castle’s shadow.
Will the fallout of this mystical year finally be their undoing? During the final season of the magical pact, a disheartened Rhianwyn Mulryan arrives in Welshland as Princess Lilliana, poisoned, cursed, and desperately afraid that Broccan is lost to her forever. A mysterious sorceress may be her only hope of survival, but can she be trusted? As Rhianwyn faces Lilliana’s enigmatic husband, Prince Tyven, and his brothers––all rumored to be cursed with dragon blood—the arrival of her own estranged husband further jeopardizes their marriage…and their lives. Sir Broccan Mulryan is determined that he and his wife will put their tumultuous past behind them, but before he’s fully forgiven her, he receives a baffling order to protect Princess Lilliana. Only Lilliana doesn’t quite seem herself…Back in Wessex, a ruthless bishop throws the kingdom into upheaval, endangering the lives of Selena, Elspeth, and the true Lilliana. To end the despised pact and reclaim their lives, all four women must return to the sunstones, together. But will they live long enough? And if they do, will discovering the source of the pact save them or tear everything apart?
Being the angel of death’s a lonely gig, and Thing’s been alone all his life, even when he wasn’t chained to a dungeon wall half-mad for two centuries. He’s not like his brothers.
He’s come to prefer his solitude. Or so he thinks. Because when a fierce woman with covered in blood comes crashing through the forest into his many arms, he begins to wonder if he might just want a consort of his very own. AmazonKU
Two things I know for sure: Magic isn’t real and never date your coworkers. Xander knows for a fact magic belongs solely in the realm of fiction. But fate has other plans when he finds himself reluctantly going on a date to a mysterious traveling carnival. Little does he know that this seemingly harmless outing will thrust him into an entirely different dimension, where magic is very much a reality—though its practitioners label it as science. As Xander navigates this extraordinary new world, he finds himself accompanied by distractingly attractive government agent Justus Farhill, whose good looks and honest heart make it challenging to keep those pesky emotions in check. Their undeniable chemistry grows the more they work together, and even though he knows he should be fighting to find his way home, Xander instead finds himself with one heck of a reason to stay. But…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Two hellhounds walk into a team-building exercise…When Evie’s cheer squad goes on a team-building weekend, the last thing she expects is to make a connection with a fellow hellhound. Ceb didn’t know what to expect from the event, but it certainly wasn’t a gorgeous cheerleader challenging him to a bet that would change everything. Will the two of them give in to the romance building between them? And can they put their teamwork to good use for the upcoming Hell Scramble?
My bad luck with men is a joke in my family. Can you believe my daughter at twenty thinks I’m the naive one about men? And my mother agrees with her! Conn warning me every three seconds about my stagnant libido doesn’t help either. What difference does it make to them if I’m dating or not? Turning forty didn’t make me extra picky, but people need to stop judging me for saying no. Colonel Benson is happily married, and I turned down the sexy elf Conn dangled in front of me on principle. I don’t have time to deal with ancient winged creatures, eccentric Fairie Folk, and back-stabbing demons playing matchmaker. The last thing I need is another man trying to ruin my life. Jack Derringer did a bang-up job of that already. Speaking of my ex, and I really wish I didn’t need to, but it seems Jack is involved in something extremely shady. Plus, he may have sent me to prison to line his wallet. Should I be flattered that my absence was worth so much to someone? No one’s paying me to help them these days, but I still need to sort this all out, find a way to permanently lose the guy I divorced, and maybe find the one that flew away from me before he gets captured again. AmazonKU
Alice and her crew are doing their best to recover from the last boss battle, but some of them keep having these. . . dreams: visions of a dark past—and an even darker future. Sadly, the evil in Wonderland may not be as defeated as they’d hoped. Attacked by Nightmares unlike any they’ve ever seen, Alice will have to step between the coming darkness and the mortal world once more. But this time is different. This time, the monsters aren’t waiting for her on the other side of the Veil. They’re in her own back yard.
Targan Wildethorne – A confirmed bachelor, and a historian by training, I haven’t the faintest clue how to care for twin orclings when I unexpectedly become their guardian. I’d love to retreat into the comforting sanctuary of my study, surrounded by my books and papers, but first I need to hire someone to help me with the children. Someone who can teach me the ropes of this new role. Thank the Light for the All-Species Specialized Employment Services! In my most dire hour of need, they find the perfect nanny—ahem, manny—to help me look after my young wards. Now I can finally get back to writing my history of orc folklore for a few hours a day. Or so I thought. Instead I find the captivating new man in my home far too distracting. Max is so much more than I had expected. I’ve never fallen for a human before, but I can’t get him out of my mind. Could he ever feel the same about an orc? Humans are usually too intimidated by our large size and outer appearance. Can Max look past my green skin and tusks to see a man with a heart that yearns for him? And if he does, when he learns the truth…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Katarina Ashowan was not made for courtly life. Sure, her father is the famous house witch of Daxaria so she was raised among majestic castles, proper manners, and royal expectations. But Kat is also a mutated witch whose power aligns predominantly with fire. She’s more comfortable riding horses or learning to fight than she is making polite conversation and wearing fancy dresses. Which is why her upcoming assignment—serving her best friend, Alina, the soon-to-be crowned Troivackian queen—is anything but ideal. Even worse, Kat is forced to make the long journey from Daxaria to Troivack with Alina’s extremely irksome brother, Eric, the crown prince of Daxaria. Kat and the formerly missing prince are constantly at each other’s throats—until, that is, they begin to form an unexpected kinship . . . with perhaps something more flickering beneath the surface. Now Kat must contend with the strictures of Troivackian court, mysterious assassination attempts, and her unsettling new feelings for Eric, all as her fiery powers are becoming harder and harder to control. AmazonKU AB
Lennon and her band of fairy hunters have become a tight unit, and they refuse to sit by and allow some prophetess’ doom condemn both Man and Fae–not when the bringer of that doom can be stopped. If Orion can collect all of the Naming Powers, it’s game over. But that means they only need to hide one of the eight powers to thwart him! It won’t be easy, especially with a certain murderous Fae hunting Lennon, but they’ve got some advantages among their crew, including a witch who controls her visibility, some experienced monster killers, and their leader who can move through both Time and Place. Lennon likes their odds…as long as their leader, Wickham, is really who he claims to be. Amazon
Bastian – When life dragged me down, I assumed I’d never get back up. I never guessed that Andras—the dark magic user I was always told to fear—would not only give me a helping hand but draw me into his arms and protect me from those who wished to harm me. I never imagined that Andras and his “danger noodle” would be there to make me laugh, to care about me, and show me what it means to be loved. But now, the two of us have to prove to the Casters that we won’t be knocked down. Not when we don’t know who we can trust… and when there’s something darker coming for all of us. Andras – As the hunt for the book that started all of this comes to a head, our enemies are getting closer, but so is the truth of what happened when my light magic was taken years ago. While they’ve fought to tear us apart, they’ve done nothing but draw us together as well as nearer to the truth. I’m determined to finish this so I can get my happy ever after with the man I love and show him all of the little things he missed out in life. Oh, and so he can make me more chili. AmazonKU
Ash Charming’s life was anything but charming. He often felt like his name: Ash. Destined to be nothing. Forsaken to be no one. But a small voice in his head told him otherwise. The voice belonged to his late father, the greatest artist his small town had ever known. His father’s art had the touch of fae magic, or so they said. When he died in an unfortunate accident, all magic died in Ash’s world. He was left at the mercy of his cruel uncle. Was Ash destined for a life of misery, insults, and destitution, or did fate have something else in store for him? When the princess is kidnapped and taken to the fae realm, only Ash knows the way, as he discovers it in the sketchbook of his late father. What will Ash find once he gets there? Destinies cannot be stolen, or in Ash’s case, cannot be avoided. Greatness awaits young Ash Charming, whether he is ready for it or not.
London, 1880 – PHILIPPA: When Spencer gets stuck inside the magical Midnight Garden, I will not rest until I can release him. Unfortunately, Inspector Grant Stirling isn’t thinking along the same lines. Truth be told, I believe he’d happily wipe his hands of the garden and Spencer. Good thing for Spencer that he isn’t relying on Scotland Yard! Realizing I am quite over my head in this paranormal matter, I seek the counsel of none other than Mrs. Thorndike, the only person who can handle such a crisis. And if Mrs. Thorndike can’t help me? Then I’m not certain who can. GRANT: It’s true that I have no love for Mr. Spencer. Perhaps that’s why I don’t find myself in much of a panic where he and the Midnight Garden are concerned. Truth be told, it would be of much benefit to Philippa if she were to wipe her hands clean of the reprobate. But unfortunately for me, as an inspector of Scotland Yard, my duty is towards all of London’s citizens and Mr. Spencer falls squarely in such category. So, much though I don’t like the blasted man, I am willing to help, even if that means voyaging into the world of spirits—something I scarce understand. And something I understand even less? These feelings for Philippa that plague me day and night. Very soon I will have to make a decision—remove myself from her for good, or act on my instincts and make her mine. AmazonKU
A monster bought me at a live auction. Now he owns my curves and can do with me as he pleases. He’s much older than me, and I’m determined to hate him. Until I find out what he really is…and my belly grows with his seed. I was traded for my disobedience, only to land in his possessive arms. His commanding gaze follows me wherever I go. His rippling muscles protect me when someone wants to steal me. But I’m no damsel, and I refuse to be his possession. I never chose to be with him, but I’m trapped in this house with him. The air thickens with electricity until my core practically begs for release. He strokes my wide hips like he owns them. He kisses my thick lips like he wants to heal them. He purchased my body, and gave me a pregnant belly. How much longer until he claims my heart? AmazonKU
A guard and a thief. What could go wrong? Aik has fallen hopelessly in love with his best friend. But Raven’s a thief, which makes things … complicated. Oh, and Raven has just been kidnapped by a dragon. Now Aik is off on a quest of his own, to hunt down the foul beast and make them give back his … friend? Lover? Soulmate? The whole not-knowing thing just makes everything harder. Meanwhile, the world of Tharassas is falling apart, besieged by earthquakes, floods, and strange creatures no one has ever seen before. Aik’s ex, Silya has gone back to Gullton to do try to save her people as the Hencha Queen, and Aik’s stuck in a caravan with her mother and a damnable magical gauntlet that won’t let him be. He has to find Raven, before it’s too late. Things were messy before … but now they’re much, much worse.
Dishonored and heartbroken, Lieutenant Agkar has just transferred to the inhospitable desert of the Hazrain—a neutral zone between human and trollkin—to work in the city guard. But he despises his new superior officer, Captain Zirelle Mastair, a human woman who gets to boss him around day in and day out. It’s humiliating. The tough-as-nails Captain Mastair doesn’t care much for the new orc lieutenant either, or his impertinent attitude, which gets in the way of her all-important work. Yet she senses a deep wound underneath his hard exterior that speaks to her own. While on a mission to track down a fugitive, the captain and the lieutenant are stranded in a cavern hideout. Will all of their pent-up frustration with one other finally burst?
Stolen as an infant, raised as a human, her mother’s diaries reveal more questions than answers. Tess thought her life was ordinary until her mother’s deathbed confession shatters her world. Raised as a human, Tess discovers her biological mother was a shifter and had been shot in a big game hunt on Kodiak Island. Armed with her mother’s diaries, Tess embarks on a journey to Mystic River in search of the truth. Derek, the Mystic River sheriff, finds an unconscious shifter in town and immediately knows she is his fated mate. However, when Tess awakens and he hears her story, he realizes she may be in danger. The danger that follows her threatens to tear them apart. With powerful enemies determined to keep Tess’s story a secret, it’s up to Tess and Derek to discover the truth and find their happily-ever-after. AmazonKU
The vampire prince has never claimed a human. Until now. My whole life I’ve been nothing but a means to an end; livestock kept caged for the production of blood. I’ve stared through fences at the promise of freedom countless times, but the only way anyone escapes this hell is in the hands of a bloodsucker. The annual testing is about to begin, and those who pass are never seen again. So fu*k that. My twin and I decided to risk it all. To run before the royals could claim us. Turns out, that dream expired fast. Because when an original vampire decides to own you, there’s nowhere in this ruined world left to escape to. I’m at his mercy now, trapped in his castle, destined to become his creature, and forced into a dangerous game of rivalry between the seductive vampire princes. His beauty is a weapon I wasn’t prepared for, his cruelty a bane that strikes fear in the hearts of all, and his company a sin I’m going to spend my life repenting. I need to get back to my sister, but she’s caught in a trap of her own, tangled up with the last slayer to walk this earth and following his path towards vengeance. She’s at his mercy too, the man with violence tattooed across his skin, death trailing his footsteps as he stalks his prey – who just so happen to be the royal vampires who hold me captive. The gods are toying with us all, placing my twin and I on opposite sides of an ancient war. And in the end, I fear there won’t be any victors left standing. So I’m going to play a game of my own, let my captor use me as his puppet until I find my moment to strike. Let this hell-born ritual of lust, lies and blood begin. AmazonKU
Tea Leaves presents 16 speculative short stories that place queer characters in larger-than-life situations to emphasize the surreal experience of marginalization. A queer romance spans multiple incarnations, but only in doomed cities. A gay medieval scholar must testify for his life to the otherworldly octopus who traps him in a cafe bathroom. Ignoring their better judgment, a witch brings their mortal partner on a hunt for a dangerous sorcerer and must cope with the dire consequences. Each of the stories within Tea Leaves explores the urgency of modern queer life in encounters between the otherworldly and the queer other. In juxtaposing queer narratives with new, larger-than-life myths, Tea Leaves both exalts and lampoons the queer experience while examining the sometimes surreal obstacles of marginalization.
Sometimes, finding your mate is only half the battle. It’s a good thing I love a fight. Finn – To wolves, our mates are sacred. Despite the life I’ve led, I never gave up hope of finding her. After walking away from the “family business,” I’m forced to seek asylum with The Leviathan, the king of all wolves. I’m ready for the quiet life: looking for my mate and staying out of trouble. What I don’t expect? Is The Leviathan’s little sister, Kathleen Alden, to be the one. My mate. She’s younger, infuriating, passionate, and fits me perfectly in every way. I see our future clearly: mated, married, and a yard full of pups. However, her adamant refusal to accept our bond has me fighting through every one of her defenses. She has no idea what she’s up against or the lengths I’ll go to keep her. Lena – Griffin O’Leary may be strong, confident, and easy on the eyes, but I will never call him my mate. Ever. Not even his panty-melting Irish accent or alpha dominant vibes will … no. Nope. Not happening. It can’t. First, because I don’t want a mate. Fated or otherwise. And second, because there’s too much on the line to be tempted. My life’s work in shifter reproductive health is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Was on the cusp. Until an unfortunate… disruption derails my research. Now Finn and I are unceremoniously stuck together in a stalemate. I was pretty sure I would come out victorious in the war of mating marks and matrimony. Except my wolf sides with Finn. That little traitor. It’s me versus Finn and my wolf. Will it be wedding bells or battle cries? There’s only one way to find out. AmazonKU
After defeating the Wolves, Jailah, Logan, Iris, and Thalia want nothing more than a summer of fun and relaxation. But there is no rest for the wicked, especially when Death comes for Iris. She is to become a Reaper, tasked with banishing souls who refuse to cross over. But Iris suspects there’s something more ominous going on when Mathew’s role as her tether grows sinister. Logan and Thalia are ready to prove themselves as witches. Except Logan still hears the howling Wolves and realizes that the Haunting Season may have awakened more than just her magic. And while Thalia wants to spend her days cleansing the Swamp for good, she finds herself heading to a place she swore she’d never go again: home. Witches have started going missing near Annex, and Thalia is convinced that her father is behind the disappearances. With the help of Logan and Trent, Thalia returns to stop him. Meanwhile, Jailah is focused on her internship with the Haelsford Witchery Council until she discovers a treacherous magic hidden beneath Mesmortes, and there are those who will go to great lengths to keep it buried. So, she turns to the only person who understands, even if it’s the one witch who hates her the most. Separated by distance, the coven is surrounded by magical and mundane threats that must be defeated before they lose their witchery–and each other–forever.
The only thing keeping Joan’s dangerous powers under control is her cousin Sabrina’s rare ability to counteract them. Luckily, they’ve got the support of their powerful Family, they’re best friends, and they’ve managed to build a life around each other’s constant presence. But now they’re seventeen, and things are changing. They don’t want to study the same things in college, not to mention neither of them has been on a single date.
When Joan meets the lovely and witty Ellie, she talks Sabrina into trying a group date. That only makes Joan desperate for more time with Ellie. With more proximity comes more risk and the fear that Ellie will eventually notice that Joan and Sabrina are weirdly codependent. Important secrets will be put at risk, which may incur the Family’s wrath. Someone could get hurt and not just emotionally. When things inevitably go wrong, Joan is sure Ellie won’t stick around, but learning to control her powers without Sabrina by her side is almost impossible.
Centuries after a miracle vanquished Tresttato’s monsters and turned the soldiers fighting them to stone, Milo lovingly tends to the statues of those who protected the city. Raised with devout templars and scholars, autistic temple ward Milo wants nothing more than to be accepted into their ranks. When his prayers admiring her heroic sacrifice accidentally free Gia from stone, she wakes with a fury to kill the man Milo owes his life to, Primo Sanct Ennio. Gia claims that the immortal holy leader Milo lives to serve is the same man who betrayed her and transformed her into a statue—and what Milo always believed was a miracle was actually a curse that Gia will stop at nothing to break. Even if she has to kill his followers to do it. Even if she must kill the boy who woke her.
VS Note: Sounded intriguing so I one-clicked after reading the sample.
When Byron Kidd’s twelve-year-old daughter vanishes, the only clue is a note claiming that she’s taken off to explore the Hidden World, a magical land from a series of popular novels. She is not the only child to seek out this imaginary realm in recent years, and Byron—a cynical and hard-nosed reporter—is determined to discover the whereabouts of dozens of missing kids. Byron secures a high-profile interview with Annabelle Tobin, the eccentric author of the books, and heads off to her palatial home in the Hollywood Hills. But the truth Byron discovers is more fantastic than he ever could have dreamed. As he unearths locations from the books that seem to be bleeding into the real world, he must shed his doubts and dive headfirst into the mystical secrets of Los Angeles if he hopes to reunite with his child. Soon Byron finds himself on his own epic journey—but if he’s not careful, he could be the next one to disappear. Told through journal entries, transcripts, emails, and excerpts from Tobin’s novels, Dreambound is a spellbinding homage to Los Angeles and an immersive and fast-paced story of how far a father will go—even delving into impossible worlds—to save his daughter.
After a series of corporate mergers, Charlotte’s job is hanging by a thread. When her boss orders her to drag an overdue manuscript out of their bestselling author, she’s determined to succeed – even if it means leaving the city for the small Southern town of Fairhaven Falls. She just didn’t expect the elusive author to be so big. And handsome. And winged. Nakor Earlsworth refuses to give in to the common stereotypes about dragons. He lives in a glass-walled house, not a cave. He doesn’t breathe fire – at least not most of the time. And he certainly isn’t sitting on a hoard of treasure. So why is it that when an annoying, buttoned-up, and irritatingly attractive, female shows up on his doorstep, he’s suddenly envisioning her wearing his gold – and nothing else? A very stubborn male and an equally determined female are about to find out what happens when an immovable object meets an irresistible force. Sparks are going to fly. Literally. AmazonKU
Omega wolf, Abel, has had all he can take of playing card games with his grandparents in Spain while a war rages in London. Instead of toughing it out at their hideaway, he decides it’s time to take up his best friend’s offer to move to Heartville. It’s not like he’s living his London dream life anyway. He thinks his biggest problem will be how the humidity messes with his fur and living in the middle of nowhere. Only Abel has no clue, just who he’s about to encounter at the airport. Alpha dragon, Dara, resigned from his post at the Moonscale Hospital as a contentious objector. He’s newlywed, married to the retired detective, Samuel Grint, and is on his way to be Heartville’s first official doctor. Leaving his London life behind will be difficult, but there’s a need to be filled at the clinic of the budding territory. He’s optimistic that he and the love of his life can build a happy home in Heartville. Besides, staying together and out of the war, are the most important things, right? Wrong! Dara’s about to learn what happens when a dragon discovers he has not one, but two loves of his life. His destiny crashes with Abel’s at the airport. Only then does he discover that his true-mate and new husband are exes! Will Abel’s broken heart tear down what could’ve been an incredible love story, or will the true-mates and Sam find a way to fall in love with each other all over again? AmazonKU
Four tribes of warring demigods rule over luck in our world. To survive, Aggie must find out who is murdering them…As a newly minted Queen of Hearts and a high school senior, Aggie has her hands full. Being a demigoddess. Managing her OCD. Prepping for the SATs. And most of all searching for her mom, who has been brainwashed and remade into a bad luck goddess, the Queen of Spades. Aggie needs help from her suit of luck gods to get her mom back. But when a prominent Heart is murdered, the Valentines split into factions and question her leadership—because Aggie is one of the suspects. To prove her innocence and regain her suit’s loyalty, Aggie must solve the murder. Her partner on the case? Her roguish sort of ex-boyfriend, the Jack of Hearts. The investigation will pit them against goblins, sylphs, bad luck gods, a mysterious secret order, and even members of their own suit. And they’ll have to hurry. Because the Queen of Spades has plans, too. Plans that could cast a shadow of misery over the entire world. AmazonKU
Aristene are an order of mythical female warriors. Though heroes might be immortalized in legends, it’s the Aristene who guide their paths to victory. They are the Heromakers. Raised by the order after being orphaned, Reed grew up surrounded by her future sisters-in-arms and the incredible stories of their quests. She’s been counting the days until her initiation, and now one final test stands in her way: shepherding her first hero to glory on the battlefield. Succeed, and her place in the order is secured. Fail, and she’ll be cast out of the only home she’s ever known. But Reed didn’t count on Hestion, her assigned hero, being both infuriating and intriguing. When their strategic alliance turns into something more, it forces Reed to question the cost of becoming an Aristene. As battle looms and fate hangs in the balance, Reed must make an impossible choice: her hero or her order. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
A fiery heroine seeks vengeance against a royal court of deadly vampires in this epic alternate history set in lavish Versailles. Louis XIV transformed from the Sun King into the King of Shadows when he embraced immortality and became the world’s first vampire. For the last three centuries, he has been ruling the kingdom from the decadent Court of Shadows in Versailles, demanding the blood of his subjects to sate his nobles’ thirst and maintain their loyalty. In the heart of rural France, commoner Jeanne Froidelac witnesses the king’s soldiers murder her family and learns of her parents’ role in a brewing rebellion involving the forbidden secrets of alchemy. To seek her revenge, Jeanne disguises herself as an aristocrat and enrolls in a prestigious school for aspiring courtiers. She soon finds herself at the doors of the palace of Versailles. But Jeanne, of course, is no aristocrat. She dreams not of court but of blood. The blood of a king.
Omega Griffin is a bunny shifter whose beast takes fright during a hike and takes his fur. Instead of enjoying a walk in the woods, suddenly he’s a defenseless creature, hunted by a predator. Human alpha Logan has just arrived in Riverford to take up a job at a children’s store. His boss, Harry, has a shock of blue hair and a meddlesome uncle, Mr. Lucas. They welcome Logan into their new home until he finds a place of his own. Griffin is terrified, alone in the forest, as a wild animal pads over the forest floor toward his bunny. But eventually, he’s rescued by Harry and Mr. Lucas. The omega is traumatized, and when Mr. Lucas instructs him on how to take his skin, he can’t until they ask Logan for help. But without knowing shifters exist and witnessing a bunny transform into a man, Logan can’t cope and runs away. Can the alpha get over his fear so the pair can be friends? Or become more than friends? AmazonKU
Aspiring-comedian Raely is the sole survivor of a disastrous train wreck. While faced with the intense grief of losing her best friend, she realizes that someone is following her—and has been following her all her life. Trouble is, no one else can see him. For a ghostly tag-along, Casper’s not so bad. He might even be the partner Raely needs to fight the evil spirit hell-bent on destroying her. Raely and her friend must learn why this demonic spirit is haunting Raely and how she can stop him before he destroys her life—and her soul. Which, much to her chagrin, means she needs the help of a psychic (although she’s sure they are all charlatans) and must rid herself of the pesky ghost hunter who’s interested in exploiting her new abilities.
Nice witches finish last…A guilt-ridden former coven is forced to tap into the magic of their past . . . if they want to stop their lives from going up in flames again. On the outside, luxury real estate agent Sarah Nelson looks like every other mom in the suburb. But she has an edge that others don’t: She’s a witch. And no one knows . . . except her estranged ex-coven and college friends, Katrina and Alicia. One terrible night during their freshman year, the trio accidentally burned down their dorm, and soon after they scattered. Their secret had been safe, until Sarah learns they’ve been invited back to commemorate the anniversary of the fire. Suddenly, the magic doesn’t want to be controlled. Sarah’s orange tabby cat, Katy Purry, now argues with her. Her broom has become self-brooming, and her fridge somehow restocks thirty pounds of sliced turkey for school lunches. As it grows increasingly difficult to hide the magic and the past, Sarah, Katrina, and Alicia must harness their power together . . . before they find out if polite society still burns witches.
“Twice upon a time—for that is how some stories should continue…” Phoebe, an eight-year-old girl, lies comatose following a car accident—a body without a spirit. Ceres, her mother, can only sit by her bedside and read aloud the fairy stories Phoebe loves in the hope they might summon her back to this world. But an old house on the hospital grounds, a property connected to a book written by a vanished author, is calling to Ceres. Something wants her to enter, to journey to a land colored by the memories of childhood, and the folklore beloved of her father—a land of witches and dryads, giants and mandrakes; a land where old enemies are watching and waiting…The Land of Lost Things.
Lion shifter and business executive Mike Doy thought he’d never find his fated mate… until he hires Jake Bradford. His biggest mistake – revealing his true nature to Jake. Or maybe their shared kiss. Whatever ignited between them quickly burns out as Jake’s life spirals out of control. Jake isn’t prepared to understand—much less face—the paranormal world or the concept of fated mates. After Jake’s parents were lost in a tragic wreck, he’d been tasked with caring for his young brothers. But a cruel aunt with the intent to take his brothers and an irate landlady threaten to separate the family. Mike offers help, but Jake might not be able to accept the intimidating shifter’s support. With the help of a friend, Vanessa, Jake begins to understand the shifters and discovers another side of Mike. A side that’s loving, caring, and an ally. But his ever-shifting world might keep him and the man he’s fallen for apart… unless both are willing to fight to protect their love and family. AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in Fantasy and Horror.
Sadie Grace is wanted for witchcraft, dead (or alive). And every hired gun in Kansas is out to collect the bounty on her head, including bona fide witch hunter Old Tom and his mysterious, mute ward, Rabbit. On the road to Burden County, they’re joined by two vagabond cowboys with a strong sense of adventure – but no sense of purpose – and a recently widowed schoolteacher with nothing left to lose. As their posse grows, so too does the danger. Racing along the drought-stricken plains in a stolen red stagecoach, they encounter monsters more wicked than witches lurking along the dusty trail. But the crew is determined to get that bounty, or die trying.
A sapphic enemies-to-lovers retelling of Jekyll & Hyde, this dark academia thriller follows two roommates who must solve an infamous cold case of serial murders on their campus after an arcane ritual gone wrong prompts another death. Ten years ago, four students lost their lives in the infamous unsolved North Tower murders at the elite Carvell Academy of the Arts, forcing the school to close its doors. Now Carvell is reopening, and fearless freshman Lottie Fitzwilliam is determined to find out what really happened. But when her beautiful but standoffish roommate, Alice Wolfe, stumbles upon a sinister soul-splitting ritual in a book hidden in Carvell’s library, the North Tower claims another victim. Is there a killer among them . . . or worse, within them?
First he’ll break me. Next, he’ll claim me. And then… he’ll lay his eggs in me. For six long years, I’ve trained to destroy the naga monarchs who ruined everything I held dear. Now I’m ready to topple their kingdoms and end their reign. But then Slyth found me. No matter what magic or skills I use, I can’t escape his clutches. He won’t let his prize slip away. His plans for me are terrifying. I’ll be ruined for anything else but to carry his young. Yet even as I desperately cling to my goal, one dark thought emerges. He may think he’ll use me, but I’ll be using him too. Because I may not get my revenge. But I’ll get so many babies. AmazonKU
His shadow stalks me…And I want to get caught. I keep my head down at the Ilnais estate. Clean, work, obey. I did nothing to deserve the specter that follows me.
Blades skate my flesh when we’re alone. Eyes burn my skin. No matter where I go, he’s there. I should run. But I want him…His forbidden touch ignites me…I’m told the man I’ve seen is imaginary. But the rough hands, the stolen kiss…they were real. I must unmask him. Step into the darkness. If it doesn’t consume me first. Who is he? This phantom who haunts me, tempts me? I have to know. For the monster that makes my heart race, I’ll give up everything. My sanity. My hope. Even my life if I need to. AmazonKU
Hybrid shifter Cyrus was really happy in his life. He’d seen the dark side of life, and was content to fix cars and small motors in his rural workshop. His animal sides had plenty of space to run around during his down time, and there was a bakery next door to the workshop. A man didn’t need much else in life. Until a car stopped in for a quick fix, and Cyrus caught the scent of something he never dreamed he’d find… his fated mate. Shame it wasn’t the driver of the car, but then when was life ever easy? Assassin demon Python was seriously thinking about going back to the Underworld. His job was a good one, and he had clearance for it from the Underworld Office, but even Lord Hades had no idea how much Python missed being with his friends and family. Still, a job was a job, and he had made friends with his fellow assassins quickly enough. But while checking his car, after his PA was late picking him up, Python caught a sniff of the impossible on his leather seats. Maybe the Underworld could wait for a while. Cyrus and Python were both happy with Fates’ choice for them, but other people weren’t so pleased. Lord Hades can’t work out why Python isn’t doing his job, and there’s another man who’d do anything to see Cyrus out of Python’s life completely. Will they find peace in Assassin’s Alley, or does the Fates have a different future in mind for these two?
What if the werewolf she has to trap, is her fated mate? Lilah’s stuck with a heap of debt. None of it hers. The debt collector who holds her note promises her he’ll tear it up – if she traps a werewolf for him. The werewolf is ferocious, fierce … and sexy. Distracted, when she springs the trap, she snares herself right alongside him. Bad. Very bad. Or is it? Because the heat blazing in his eyes doesn’t seem to be from anger. Kyril’s one of the most dangerous immortals walking the earth. So how did a human woman sneak into his cave and catch him by surprise? He should be upset, but the moment she touches him he hungers for more. Yet her showing up while he’s tracking an evil threat can’t be a coincidence, can it? And if being caged together isn’t enough, ancient rune magic binds them to each other for one month. As mates. One month to learn to trust each other. One month to choose to spend their lives together. It all comes down to one decision … what will it be? AmazonKU
A werewolf sank his claws into my heart – and I don’t want it back! My vampire ex ditched me and our half-vampire kids. But a hunky billionaire werewolf has stepped in his place – and has me howling with delight. Greg’s bulging muscles make me melt, but I’m still hesitant after my divorce. I know playing with fire again could burn me and my little ones…But no amount of cold showers can put out these flames of passion. His raw, animal energy makes me tremble with desire. I think I’m ready to risk it all. I just hope that Greg is ready for me. All I have is one last question. Is this single mom going to be claimed by the big, bad wolf? AmazonKU
Liesel Oberman, a promising physicist (and a horrible waitress), finds her very deliberately ordered life turned upside down when she goes looking for a missing college professor and finds, instead, Francesca Diotima di Milano. A sixteenth century polymath, swordswoman, and unrepentant womanizer, Francesca’s experiments with the mysterious Time Stone pull her out of her own time and drop her in the twenty-first century — where she discovers more freedom than she ever dreamed possible … and roller skates. But weird things are happening in the Emerald City. Mayor Holly Milan taps Liesel and Francesca to find out why. Liesel doesn’t believe she’s qualified for the job, and Francesca balks at trusting anyone in authority, so they’re off to a rough start. Somewhere between wrangling sabre-tooth tigers and fighting Mongol warriors on the streets of Seattle, they just might have time to fall in love. Heart of Time is a Sapphic time-travel opposites attract romance. AmazonKU
You’d think having the gift of second sight would make my life feel more secure. Instead, I’m left with sleepless nights, a body count higher than my bestie, Herculeia, and an unfinished five-year plan. Was a juicy benefits package with an entire stable of Skarsgards too much to ask for? Officially burned out, I decide to extend my business trip to Stockholm by two weeks—determined to forget my troubles by stuffing my face with Swedish meatballs. And I’m not just talking about the food. When I meet the sexiest meatball right out of the gate, I think the tides are finally turning in my favor. Too bad my prophetic visions failed me once again. Now I’m the one on hot-bod monster island, but instead of being chained to the bed for fun, it’s more a hostage situation. I can still work with that. The question is, can I convince my three mythological captors to abandon their doomsday plot for eternity with me? Or is our fate already set in stone? AmazonKU
VS Note: Cliffhanger.
For years Erik, the scarred king of the Ever Kingdom, has thought of nothing but vengeance against the man who killed his father and trapped him beneath the waves, making him a prisoner in his own realm. Until his enemy’s daughter unintentionally breaks the chains on the Ever, and Erik makes her the unwitting pawn in his vicious game of revenge. She’s innocent. He’s vicious. But he will take back what he lost, no matter the price. Unless she steals his heart first. Welcome to the passionate world of the Ever Kingdom where pirates, sirens, and fae collide with Vikings in a dark fantasy romance between a villain and the innocent princess who holds his heart. AmazonKU
Wanted: Demon assistant for incubus genius. Personal services required…Nobody ever expected to find a secret cave protected by a giant puzzle door in the mountains near our village. Even more surprising was the knowledge that it’s been there for thousands of years and was created by a dragon. I’m not the only one who’s dying to find out what’s inside. It’s no hardship to assist the puzzle expert who’s coming to solve the door. That thing is an incredible feat of engineering, and the man who’ll solve it is bound to be intelligent and interesting. But from the moment I meet Camden Torrence, I’m forced to reassess… everything. He’s intelligent and interesting, sure. But he’s also scattered. Clumsy. And I want to bury my face in his mop of curls and stay there forever. A relationship wasn’t on my agenda, no matter what my matchmaking family wants. But as the weeks go by and we get closer to discovering what the secret treasure is, Cam becomes an integral, undeniable part of my life. How can I not fall for a man who, despite past hurts, is the living embodiment of sunshine in our snow-laden village? I never thought the love of my life would turn out to be an adorable, absent-minded incubus, but now I can’t imagine existing without him. The challenge? Convincing him to stay even after the puzzle is solved. AmazonKU
Dahlia Wildes often feels like a ghost, but seeing them is a new development. After being transported to a strange town with magical beings, she struggles to understand what’s going on and why everyone keeps telling her she’s a witch. But when the only person with answers is called away to a murder at a pottery studio, Dahlia finds herself along for the ride and in the epicenter of a dangerous investigation. On unfamiliar territory, Dahlia sorts through suspects and settles into her new powers, but not without some major complications. For one, there’s a giant ghost dog who seems to be following her, and for another, the whole town is eyeing the newcomer with suspicion. And if she doesn’t figure out who’s behind a deadly curse, she could go from seeing ghosts… to being one. AmazonKU
The finale is here…The Beast is bringing the battle to the mortal realm, and Prue’s finally ready to face him. Or is she? Maybe. Life is complicated, but that’s what makes it beautiful. The war is brewing, the rogues are desperate, and a human enemy lurks in the darkness, threatening to derail Prue’s hero era before it even begins. And Isobel…Well. Sometimes being a hero is a thankless job. There’s no need to be bitter about it. AmazonKU
After ten years trapped in a cellar, I was finally rescued… by a ruthless fae king who immediately made me his mate. He’s angry, grumpy, and altogether unpleasant to be around. My attraction to him only partially makes up for that. He needs the magic of our mate bond to keep him alive, so he drags me back to the fae lands with him. Of course, he conveniently forgets to mention that there’s a deadly dragon hunting him—and that his kingdom is in the midst of a civil war. We have to keep our mate bond a secret to stop the war from escalating, which sounds simple at first, but then the mental and physical bond between us gets stronger. And stronger. Until the itch to stay by his side grows into a need, and keeping my hands off of him becomes a battle I can no longer win. An ancient monster is trying to kill us, and his people will too if they find out the truth about our connection… yet the longer we spend together, the more I start to wonder if I’m really going to be able to let him go. AmazonKU
He was supposed to summon a familiar, not a husband! After numerous failed attempts to summon a familiar necessary to guide his considerable magic, Toby was down to his very last try. They would never accept him as a full-fledged member of his birth coven without a familiar. He didn’t know which punishment was worse; exile or binding his powers forever. Everything was against him, including his abnormally powerful magic and an enemy hiding in plain sight. When the spell takes a dramatic turn, poor Toby is unprepared for the consequences. Zephyrin is desperate to no longer be the screw up of the family. His parents have had enough on their plate dealing with a family curse. Even knowing that he could be lost to them forever, Zephyrin answers the surprising call for his summoning. After meeting his summoner, Toby, he’s positive that he is destined to be by his side as his husband. Maybe having a witch in his corner could break the curse, that is, if Toby lets him visit home. Unfortunately, Toby has troubles of his own. Can they work together to find a solution to both their problems before the Witch Council tears them apart? AmazonKU
Mitzy Moon is stretching her private investigator wings. Her old life, as a broke barista in Sedona, seems a distant memory. So, she’s shocked when her former supervisor reaches out and begs for help finding his missing, hopefully not dead, girlfriend. Enticing her new husband to join her journey to the New-Age mecca of the Southwest will be the easiest part of this case. But she’ll need video assistance from Ghost-ma and her entitled feline because as soon as she sets foot on the red rocks, dark energies threaten to throttle more than her chakras. Can Mitzy and Erick unravel the mystical clues, or will this sweat lodge kill their kundalini? AmazonKU
As a lion-shifter, EMT Sophia Lorello has spent her entire life suppressing her wild side. The animal inside her is not only deadly, she’s worse than a horny politician with an unlimited supply of Viagra. And once her lioness gets out, she doesn’t like to let Sophia — or her rules — back in. That’s not a risk Sophia’s willing to take again. Sophia’s control flies out the window when Special Agent Griff Monroe is assigned to investigate a series of local murders. The fact that he’s dead-sexy, “erases” people for a living, and shifts into a big, scary gryphon could be a problem. Her lioness wants a new toy, and the battle-hardened agent is even harder to resist than catnip. It’s a pity that darned serial killer keeps getting in the way…When the race to catch the killer rivals their race to the nearest bedroom, shifting focus could be their only hope of survival… if she doesn’t kill him first.
Jacob’s in love. Again. Only, his future husband likes muscular men, and Jacob, well… isn’t. A few sessions at the gym, and he’ll have the leather-clad motorcycle courier eating out of his hand, though. And no, he won’t switch his attentions to his hot new personal trainer. Honestly, he won’t. Valvach’s not your typical demon, preferring books over torture. Which goes down about as well as you’d expect in Hell. A move to the surface gives him the opportunity to start anew. To stay, he’s going to need to make a friend, someone to help him blend in. And sweet, curly-haired Jacob is the perfect candidate. If he can’t lick him, he can at least spend time with him. When friendship blossoms into a passion that knows no bounds, Jacob and Val believe they’ve found the perfect match in each other. However, Hell isn’t so accommodating, and they find themselves with a fight on their hands to prevent being torn apart and relegated to different planes of existence. AmazonKU
This 14th installment of the Jerry McNeal Series has Jerry and Gunter heading to Texas. Along the way, Jerry finds himself dealing with unexpected visitors who challenge his patience and further test his psychic abilities. Among the visitors is the ghostly spirit of Texas Ranger, Clive Tisdale, who is not a fan of dogs, refuses to tell Jerry why he is there, and if his presence has anything to do with Texas Ranger Raymond Hale. Raymond Hale oversaw mob informant Antonio Maioriello until both men went missing years earlier and were presumed dead until recent weeks when Maioriello’s image started showing up in tourist photos taken outside the Alamo. At first, this was presumed to be a camera malfunction, as no one recalled him being present at the time the photos were taken. Then Maioriello showed up in a photo with the niece of Bruno Deluca – the man Maioriello informed on before being placed in the witness relocation program, and Deluca used his influence to demand answers. Now, not only must Jerry locate the spirit who is causing the chaos, he must convince Bruno Deluca that Maioriello is truly dead.
Will Jerry and Gunter get to the Alamo in time to defend it from another invasion? AmazonKU
My name is Tamsin Vale and I’m pissed. I’m confused. And I’m scared. I’d be an idiot if I wasn’t scared when demons suddenly made a move and someone I love almost died. I’m pissed they did it, confused why now… But I’m also pissed that no one seems to hear me that Cluym messed up and they’re upset with me instead. Classic. I knew life as the future ruler of a world would never be easy, but constantly living where I’m criticized for everything and people don’t always listen to me is difficult. And sometimes I only have myself to blame for not fully committing to the role. But what idiot would commit to that when it isn’t going well? It was going better but… Yeah, nothing is easy. Plus, given the state of things in my personal life and the fact I’m constantly juggling the feelings of five men, I think it’s a bloody miracle that I’m not normally found at a bar completely sauced. Or in jail getting into trouble. Eating my feelings when I’m a fairy is about the healthiest way for me to handle my life. Especially now that my powers are expanding again and I’m worried I’ll finally lose my mind this time. AmazonKU
For years, Zarya has been trapped in a gilded prison. Her magic is forbidden, a dangerous secret—though nobody will explain why. Now she is ready to break free and find the truth. Escaping to the dazzling city of Dharati, Zarya discovers a new world of enchantment and intrigue. With the help of seductive, blood-drinking rakshasa and magic-weaving Aazheri sorcerers, she searches for answers. But the city is under siege. Every night, dark creatures attack. And since Zarya’s arrival they are growing stronger. To protect her new home, Zarya joins the fight. As she battles on the walls and hunts through libraries for clues about her gifts, Zarya’s dreams are haunted by a mysterious stranger. Powerful, arrogant and handsome, Rabin sees through her secrets and ignites a desire she cannot resist. But can he be trusted? When darkness threatens to overwhelm Dharati, Zarya is faced with a deadly choice. Will revealing her magic save the city? Or destroy everything she loves? AmazonKU
Welcome to the Elysean city of Idaea, where magic lingers in the air and those who wield it are considered gods. Grab a drink, sit back and relax: the world’s most important event in the last 4 years is about to begin…Sera Sinclair never believed that Elyseans, descendants of the Olympian gods, are worthy of worship. She knows exactly how un-godlike they can be, so she plans to stay far away from them for the rest of her life. But the deadly Elysean Trials are right around the corner, and when they unleash their strange birds with crystal eyes to choose “worthy mortals” as candidates, one of them chooses Sera. She tries to refuse, tries to run away, but she’s forced into the Trials anyway. For the next three weeks, she has to live with them in their fancy Palace, and compete in their impossible challenges just to survive. The other mortals are against her. The Elyseans despise her—especially Shade, who comes from Hades’s bloodline, and loves to remind her how perfectly powerless against them she is…at first. But Sera has her stories. Growing up among the worst of Elysean fanatics, she knows every god story better than most. And Shade, with storms for eyes and darkness at his fingertips, will break his own rules for Sera. The more they get to know each other, the faster they turn from enemies, to unlikely friends—and so much more. Nothing in the Palace is what it seems, and maybe even her past isn’t quite what she remembers, either. But one thing is certain: her life is not the only thing Sera stands to lose in these Trials. Her heart is in just as much danger. AmazonKU
A defiant Mob daughter. Four ex-military wolf shifter bodyguards. Two families on the verge of war. Being a mafia princess is like living a life bound by invisible chains. The potential for danger is everywhere, and the constant security is suffocating. I just needed one night of freedom, but that night at the club I found more than I bargained for. Pleasure. Lust. Fate. I had no idea who he was. I only knew he was a mountain of muscles, dripping with desire and alpha energy. Just my kind of distraction. So, imagine my surprise to find him in my home the next day, setting up security like it’s his job. Isn’t that just my luck? My distraction has now become my warden. He’s an ex-military wolf shifter, hired to protect me, and he brought three more just like him. Creed, Rex, Clay, and Sam – four sexy-as-sin temptations, drawn to me by fate and pulling on the last threads of my self control. The threat is real but I’m at risk of losing more than my life. I could lose my heart, too. AmazonKU
The dragons on Draig Island are not your run-of-the-mill kind. They’re something else entirely…I cannot believe my bad luck when an embossed envelope arrives at my door just one week before my twenty-fifth birthday. Which just happens to be the cut-off date for being called up for the testing of the blood. I thought I was in the clear, turns out that I was wrong. I don’t know all the ins and outs of the whole dragon tribute selection process, only that it has something to do with a person’s DNA. If the scientists find what they are looking for in my sample, I might be sent as a tribute to the dragons. Yes, actual dragons. Not that I’ve ever seen one of the creatures, mind you. Apparently, they do exist; they just don’t mingle with us on account of being extremely dangerous. I mean, they’re huge, breathe fire, and have sharp teeth and claws. Bottom line, dragons and humans do not mix very well. With that in mind, I’m not sure why they need human tributes. Every year for the last fifty-nine years, our government has sent them thirty people. Of those handed over, some return months later with no memory of their stay on the island. As for the rest, who knows? It’s baffling and terrifying in equal measure. Quite frankly, I hope I never find out what goes on at Draig Island. I keep telling myself that only thirty end up going. Not that many, considering that tens of thousands of blood samples are taken. My odds are good. I’m not going to get called up. I’m not! Then I receive another embossed letter telling me that I have been selected. I need to pack and get my affairs in order. I leave for Draig Island in one month with no guarantee I’ll ever return and no idea what is to become of me. I’m not panicking at all. AmazonKU
WREN – A month ago, I had no idea that monsters lived in hidden towns. Surprise! The tiny New-England town of Ever is a haven for them. Vampire brothers run the coffee shop. Werewolf bikers will fix your car. I can sort of wrap my mind around that. But then I meet Ohken Stonesmith, bridge troll and all-around badass. He’s way older than me, crazy confident, and he owns the town’s only flower shop. In short—he’s my ideal man. The second surprise? I’m a green witch! But when I struggle to use my newly-discovered magic, Ohken offers to teach me, although his methods aren’t exactly conventional. He’s a big fan of teasing me and making me crazy enough to get out of my own head. As our lessons grow more heated, I realize I’m falling for not only this wacky little town, but also the quiet male who’s my biggest cheerleader. Unfortunately, not all monsters want to live in peace. When evil sneaks past Ever’s protective wards, I want to help. The problem is I keep blowing things up instead of fixing them. I’ve got to get control of my power fast, or Ever—and my budding romance with Ohken—will be in deep trouble. AmazonKU
After escaping from a dangerous relationship, I ran straight into the arms of true love.
After ending a rough marriage with a toxic man, I was ready to start a new life with my son, Zeke. I found a neat cafe in a beautiful tourist town called, Ivy Springs. Zeke and I settled into our new home. We loved the people in Ivy Springs, especially the owner of the general store next door – Dillon. I quickly learned that Ivy Springs had a dark legend attached to it, that pitted the billionaire humans who owned Forest Resort against the shifters in the area. This war opened my eyes to a world that I never knew existed, and I learned that the people I was closest to were not what they seemed. Dillon Adams grew up in the shifter world but was sent by the dragon king to Ivy Springs to help keep the peace between the two sides as much as possible. The war consumed his life until it was interrupted by me and my son. Although Dillon had his hands full protecting the shifters of Ivy Springs, he found time to steal my heart. I had no idea that this man, whom I had fallen in love with, was part of a world that I never knew existed. Ex-Husband – Determined to control me and decided that if he couldn’t have me, no one could. Shifters – Incredible humans who I never knew existed. Wolf Shifter – Stole my heart and the man who proved to me that love could be trusted. Dillon’s world changed when he met Zeke and me. He saved my son’s life, he saved my life, and he saved my heart. Would our love be destroyed by a jealous ex and a doubting heart? AmazonKU
Sadie Revelare has always believed that the curse of four heartbreaks that accompanies her magic would be worth the price. But when her grandmother is diagnosed with cancer with only weeks to live, and her first heartbreak, Jake McNealy, returns to town after a decade, her carefully structured life begins to unravel. With the news of their grandmother’s impending death, Sadie’s estranged twin brother Seth returns to town, bringing with him deeply buried family secrets that threaten to tear Sadie’s world apart. Their grandmother has been the backbone of the family for generations, and with her death, Sadie isn’t sure she’ll have the strength to keep the family, and her magic, together. As feelings for Jake begin to rekindle, and her grandmother growing sicker by the day, Sadie faces the last of her heartbreaks, and she has to decide: is love more important than magic?
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