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.
What happens when the traitor you’ve been hunting is the woman you’re destined to mate? Maggie – Earth’s invaders are gone, but not the og’dal slavers. And they have their hooks in Maggie, pitting her against the alien marshals she admires. She has the marshals fooled, except the one in charge. Zirkov. He doesn’t trust her. He’s bullheaded, distant, and infuriating. And yet he may be the only one who can save her from the web of lies she’s spun. Zirkov – All the evidence points to Maggie, but that’s not the only thing pointing to the human marshal. His mating c*ck has risen for her. He can’t deny the facts, professional and personal. Now he must put everything he has and is on the line for the woman who despises him. AmazonKU
After being tricked into indentured servitude on the pleasure ships, Jade Gatlin is determined to avoid male attention for the rest of her days. The opportunity to adopt a little one and start a new life on a frontier moon, where she can heal the wounds of her tortured soul, sounds almost too good to be true. But the baby shows up in the arms of a rakish dragon guard, who holds Jade’s eyes too long and gives her unwanted shivers at every accidental touch. Rafe has spent his career as a hotshot pilot for the Invicta dragon army. Handsome, fun-loving, and an ace with the ladies, Rafe is stunned when he realizes the serious Terran girl with the golden hair is his fated mate. And even more stunned when she tells him she’s not interested. But before Rafe can change her mind, a murder takes place on the cross-moon train they are riding. And the two are set up to take the blame. If Rafe wants to convince Jade to seal their mate bond and start their new life together with baby Gus, they’ll have to clear their names. And that means spending a lot of time together, and restraining his passion long enough to help her crack the mystery of Rothbart village. AmazonKU
I raised my daughter all on my own. And I don’t need saving now! The moment I laid eyes on Dakari, I knew he’d own my heart. Then one day, war took him away. I thought I had lost him forever. I moved and tried to rebuild my life. Until the day he came back.
It was the same day my daughter is stolen. I need to get her back. My love for Dakari is tinged with the terror at losing your child. He’s the only one that can help me find her. There’s only one problem. He doesn’t even know she exists. AmazonKU
FAINE: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE (SECTORS NEW ALLIES BOOK 17) by Veronica Scott
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?
GAR’D born of the Cyborg Program under Earth Corp. One of the first generation. He was flawed. Old. Very old and fixed in his ways. In stasis for a very long time until it started to fail and awakened him. In a lost storage area in a dead ship floating in space for years. Until salvage came calling. And then a woman stepped on board. Declaring herself she told his ship that it and its contents now belonged to her under the law. It crossed his mind if she knew what she was getting in that bargain….. and smiled. He’d be happy to show her….Faith. [SNIP]…Besides being alone had its advantages. No one tried to rip you off or kill you. It was a start. The universe was a lawless place. And you forgot that at your peril. In her business, taking over from her father had been a natural step to take. His ship left to her living in space. Salvage was all she knew. Keeping what they wanted selling the rest for a healthy profit. Seeing this ship dead in space, no human life signs but some systems on, was a once in a lifetime find. Her father would be up there grinning. She hadn’t even been hunting for it. No log of it lost but there it was. Just sitting there outside known space. And once she stepped foot on it and no human in charge or on board, it was all hers. The law of salvage. You find it abandoned you get to keep it. If you can tow it in. Only she just wasn’t expecting the cargo to be quite so…….. stacked, packed and alive….(full blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but from the description seems as if there are romantic elements.
Dying planets, dangerous conspiracies, and secret romance abound in the second book of the Devoured Worlds trilogy, by rising space opera star Megan E. O’Keefe. Naira and Tarquin have escaped vicious counterrevolutionaries, misprinted monsters, and the pull of a dying planet. Now, bound together to find the truth behind the blight that has been killing habitable planets, they need to hunt out the Mercator family secrets. But, when the head of Mercator disappears, taking the universe’s remaining supply of starship fuel with him, chaos breaks loose between the ruling families. Naira’s revolution must be put aside for the sake of humanity’s immediate survival. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
The Peacekeeper. When his shy neighbor knocked on his apartment door, Phate’s mission to stay off the humans’ radar until the rescue team arrived changed in a blink of an eye. He not only wants to tell this delectable human about alien existence, but he also wants to take her back to Thelli with him. Getting to know her was proving difficult when his new mission involves joining a dating app in an effort to see if humans are compatible enough to join the Intergalactic Dating Agency. The Workaholic. Tasha worked hard building her small business on Main Street and didn’t have time for distractions. With a fire-cracker best friend and three new mysterious neighbors, Tasha was finding herself thinking of something other than her boutique for a change. But fate? Fate has a way of intervening, and she finds out the hard way that she can’t run or hide from her feelings, especially when distraction as fine as Phate lives right next door. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Murdock has always believed in Hark, the woman who shaped her from a petty thief and lowlife hacker into a promising con artist. Hark is everything Murdock aspires to be, from her slick fashion sense to her unfailing ability to plan under pressure. Together with Bea, a fearless driver who never walks away from a bet, and Fitz, Murdock’s infuriatingly mercurial rival who can sweet-talk the galaxy into spinning around her finger, they form a foursome with a reputation for daring heists, massive payoffs, and never, ever getting caught. Well, until now. Getting caught is one thing. Getting tithed to a sentient warship that’s styled itself into a punitive god is a problem this team has never faced before. Aboard the Justice is a world stitched together from the galaxy’s sinners—some fighting for survival, some struggling to build a civilized society, and some sacrificing everything to worship the AI at the heart of the ship. The Justice’s all-seeing eyes are fixed on its newest acquisitions, Murdock in particular. It has use for a hacker—if it can wrest her devotion away from Hark. And Murdock’s faith is already fractured. To escape the Justice’s madness, they need a plan, and Hark might not be up to the task. If Hark—brilliant, unflappable Hark—can’t plot a way out, Murdock will have to use every last trick she’s learned to outwit the Justice, resist its temptation, and get her crew out alive.
I thought I was dead, but my pulse is racing when I see the beautiful, terrifying creature that woke me. Vera – My family maneuvered me like a worthless pawn, then cast me away. I was supposed to be executed but even that didn’t go right. When I wake up, my whole world is tilted on its axis when I lock eyes with a monster. He’s half snake, half man and somehow he’s the most alluring thing I’ve ever seen. When he touches me I can understand him and he says I’m his mate. But how’s that possible? I’ve never belonged anywhere. When more of his kind chase us, cast us out, and try to do everything they can to keep us apart. I must fight for what I want, fight to keep the one place where I’m wanted. In the arms of my mate. Zathar – Cast out by my own Clan, by my very mother the Queen. I am left adrift until a skyship falls from the heavens, carrying with it my mate. She is curvy and soft, everything I never knew I wanted. She’s perfect, and I will give up anything, climb any mountain, even crawl through the haunted ancestral caves if it means I can keep her. If only she’ll believe me when I swear she’s my heart. AmazonKU
Why would I ever return to Ma’an? My moema and I escaped from the planet star cycles ago, to avoid her being forced to remarry after my poepa’s passing. I grew up well far away from there, not worrying about being betrothed to some government official just to bear his children. And now I work for the Universal Space Racer Association, traveling all over the quadrants to decide whether new teams meet the qualifications to join. I never expected to be on a shuttle, heading back to Ma’an. The new chairman of Ma’an and the USRA assured me I’ll be allowed to leave at the end of my evaluation of the planet, but I have my doubts. I can’t even get out of the assignment. Trust me, I’ve tried. At least I’ll be able to see more of Deyal, my only family member still alive. Plus, my best friend is convinced the three childhood friends I left behind are my fated mates, two of which are on the team, and the other is my shagard. I’m not ready to commit to one person, let alone three. And polyamorous relationships were banned on the planet long before my birth. But the three of them have grown from the cute boys I remember into sexy strangers. It’s too bad I have a rule to never sleep with the racers I’m inspecting.
I’ve got a secret I can’t tell even my best friends…Why should it be a problem for anyone to know I’ve found my one true love? Well, it’s totally a problem when he’s the enemy. Secret midnight trysts. Sneaking around. Hiding my nocturnal activities while trying to maintain the façade that nothing is going on is hard, but it’s about to get a lot harder. War between his people and mine is brewing. No, not brewing, imminent. And if my secret, forbidden lover and I don’t figure out a way to stop our groups from clashing, they might kill us both. AmazonKU
When love is as forbidden as the skies…After sharing the Prince Regent’s victory at the Battle of Amiens, Diana Edwards must keep her pride in trim and remember she is still only a cadet in the fledgling Royal Aeronautic Corps. But with the new female flight director not yet arrived to take up her post, Diana and her cousin Emily are the only women at the flight school. They must not only battle contrary winds to prove they have promise, but also the contrary men who believe women have no place in the skies. Captain Gordon Hollys has never met a woman as maddening as Cadet Edwards. She is as tall as he is, never lets an opinion go unexpressed, and seems to believe that flight is her calling, if not her right. But when a series of accidents make it clear that someone wants her and her cousin out of the way for good, Hollys cannot say no when Diana asks for help. And soon he begins to wonder whether a woman as clever and brave as she might be just what his heart desires … if he has the courage to make her a promise of his own. The Pilot’s Promise is a short sequel novella immediately following events of the Regent’s Devices trilogy written by Shelley Adina and R.E. Scott and set in the Magnificent Devices steampunk world. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Ava had long ago given up hope of being rescued from the scaly aliens. She’d have to be her own hero. So, when her captors start evacuating, she sees her chance at freedom. Living in the wilds of a foreign planet is better than the abuse she and her fellow humans suffer. Except, the escape doesn’t go exactly as planned. While fleeing, Ava runs right into the cause of her captors’ flight. The aliens infiltrating the base are strange. The exotic man towering over her is built like a tank. Literally, he is covered from head to toe in bony armor. Even more amazing, he is there to rescue her people. Too bad she can’t go with them. Scala didn’t plan on finding his mate when he infiltrated the enemy outpost. He never wanted a mate or to settle down. Then he discovered the brave female captive. When she runs, he chases, desperate to save the human female from herself. Giving in to the growing hunger is out of the question. There is a mission to accomplish, and only a savage beast would pounce on a vulnerable, newly liberated female. Apparently, he is a beast. Ava cuts to the quick, softening Scala’s hardened shell, making it impossible to resist her. She is his weakness and his redemption. AmazonKU
MORTAL ESCAPE by Amanda Murr
Lily is a conscientious college student with a gift for songwriting and a passion for music. Life on Ember Island is pretty conventional until the morning Lily wakes up to a transformed world. As she begins to discover her roommates and entire campus have been impacted by some sort of fiendish disease, Lily finds herself all alone and heads for the city in an attempt to understand what is going on. In the scramble for survival, Lily meets the charming yet unpredictable Halen, and comes to understand they are now living in a dystopian society. Although the quick-tempered Halen has a distrust for almost everyone she encounters, she seems to make an exception for Lily. They have an instant attraction to each other, which Halen is more forward about and finds enjoyment in making Lily nervous by this sudden attention. With only each other to depend on, they face dangerous obstacles to escape the island. As they fight for their lives, Lily finds herself fighting her feelings for Halen just as much while Halen develops a strong urge to protect Lily. Will the two be able to trust their connection and find refuge on the mainland and within each other?
Since the Intergalactic Dating Agency opened, Vertumnus has only had eyes for one woman – the one he can’t have. So when Flora comes to him for help, he makes her an indecent proposal, knowing she’ll never accept. Until she says yes…Flora has always preferred plants to people, but now she’s been left to pick up the pieces of her aunt’s farm…and the lives of the girls who work there. In desperation, she asks her aunt’s accountant for help, telling him she’ll do anything to make up for her part in the whole mess. Well, almost anything.
The monster ate me. He swallowed me whole. I hope he chokes on me, because I’m not going down easy. Not after all that I’ve been through. I didn’t get lost in the jungle, jump out of a helicopter, mate an alien super-soldier dinosaur squad, and end up pregnant with a human-dynos baby…Only to end up in the belly of their enemy. Kroktl will find me. He swore he’d track me down anywhere. Back home to the States. Off this planet. Another galaxy. Even if he has to cut me out of a rival. I just have to stay alive until my predator hunts me down. AmazonKU
I defied the brutal alien prince. By their harsh laws, my life is at the mercy of his royal triad. Bruton. Prince of the Aurelian Empire, eight-foot tall of brutal, muscled strength, flanked by the alien warriors of his triad. He is no royal. He is a savage, a colossal warlord who commands through pure violence. And my fate is in his hands. He believes I hold the keys to victory. His triad storms into my research station drenched in blood and sweat to judge my life’s work. And when my creations go haywire and nearly kill us all, the threat to the Prince must be answered. I’m hauled onto his warship, thrown into a cell, terrified and alone, when the cruel tyrant who put me behind bars comes to me with an offer. Serve as the alien prince’s maid. Obey his orders, attend to him perfectly in front of his soldiers, pour the arrogant tyrant’s wine and mop his floors. One mistake, and I’ll face a different kind of discipline. Bruton has no time to hunt down his Fated Mate. His one focus is war. But when his nostrils flare and he tastes my scent, his blood boils. His eyes roll back, every thread of his body inflamed with a singular need. To claim me, to make me his, to Bond me to him for eternity. Prince Bruton is already wedded to death. My scent rips him in two, forcing him to choose between his war…And the chance that I could be his Fated Mate, the one woman in the universe who can bear his triad’s royal heirs. AmazonKU
Rory and Tessa have managed to work together to survive the island, but now they have an even bigger task at hand. Together, they must find Bennett and the missing zombie before the virus can take over the mainland. Easier said than done. The mainland Tessa knew before is a different world from the one that exists now. A mysterious plague taking over the poorer population has people nervous, and Rory and Tessa will have their work cut out for them. Will they be able to stop Tessa’s virus before it’s too late?
I am a bashful, dorky human woman — your average refugee on Risda III. Haina is tall, blue, and magnificent. She is effortlessly confident, and her laugh is contagious. I might hide behind the candle section at the store in Risda’s port just to get a weekly glimpse at her when she makes her vendor runs. I might be in love with her from afar. Someday I’ll get the courage to talk to her. Someday. But fate steps in, and ‘someday’ turns out to be a lot sooner than I expected. (This is a wlw short story that was previously published in the Pride Not Prejudice anthology.) AmazonKU
VS note: From AUG 31.
Okay, so I thought being jobless, alone, and pregnant was the worst of my problems, but now I’m trapped on an alien planet. I only planned for my stay on Hydor to be for six months. It was just enough time to make the money I needed to raise this baby…until the descent sickness nearly destroys me and I’m not allowed to leave Hydor. No! I had plans to raise my baby in my sweet little seaside cottage…on Earth! But before I can figure out a way off this planet, I find myself drawn to the King of Hydor: The ruler of the royal city Eudoxia. After all he did save me and he can’t stop looking at me. The Hydorians look like humans, except they’re taller, their skin looks like the sea, and their King, Zadoc, is the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen…with a tail. He’s strong and protective of me. I’m drawn to him in a way I can’t understand—and everyone keeps calling me his bonded mate. But in my new situation, I realize I left a mess on Earth and now my family is in jeopardy. Can my newfound mate keep me safe and save my family on Earth? Even if his emotions are a mess now that he feels what I feel, sees what I see, and wants me like I want him? AmazonKU
A woman with secrets. An alien on a mission. When their spaceships collide, explosive passions ignite. What genius thought disguising a spaceship like an asteroid was a smart idea? Of course, lucky me crash landed while trying to mine it. Now my crew needs to find a real asteroid fast, or my ship will be repossessed. And me? I’m stuck on the alien vessel until I repair my busted shuttle. It doesn’t help that my new shipmate rubs me the wrong way. Lux is annoyingly handsome, unflinchingly arrogant, and loves ordering me around. Plus, he’s convinced the crash was no mistake. How will I coexist with an infuriating alien who thinks I’m the enemy? Worse, what if I can’t keep my strange obsession hidden while I’m trapped all alone with him? But then Lux’s touch makes me see stars, and I’m left questioning everything. AmazonKU
*************************BRIEF BREAK BEFORE THE FANTASY/PNR BOOKS!***************************************
VS Note: Since FAINE is book #17 in the Badari Warriors series, I figured I’d highlight the award winning first book in the series AYDARR. All the books can be read as standalones although there is a series arc going on. Each book typically focuses on a different couple.
Jill Garrison, a maintenance tech at the Sectors Amarcae 7 colony, goes to sleep one night as usual only to wake up in her nightgown stranded in the middle of a forest on an unknown world. There’s no time to think as she’s stalked by carnivorous predators and rescued by genetically engineered warriors calling themselves the Badari. Turns out they and she, along with her whole colony, are now prisoners of the Khagrish, a ruthless race of alien scientists. Working for enemies of the Sectors, the Khagrish have created the Badari to be super soldiers.
Aydarr, the Badari alpha, isn’t sure he can trust Jill but his attraction to her is undeniable. He impulsively claims her as his mate to prevent her death at the hands of the Khagrish.
Can he continue to protect her from the experiments already underway? Will his claiming her put his pack in jeopardy from their alien masters?
As Jill searches for a way to rescue her fellow humans and get them all to safety, she finds herself falling for Aydarr, despite the secrets he’s keeping. She has a few of her own.
The situation becomes dire when Aydarr and his pack are sent offplanet on a mission, leaving Jill unprotected, prey for the senior scientist. Can she escape the experiments he has in mind for her? Will she be able to thwart the Khagrish plans and liberate humans and Badari alike? How will she and Aydarr reunite?
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Alasdair MacKenzie has never once considered himself unlucky in all the centuries he’s been an immortal rogue enforcer. Not until he meets Sophie. Finding the beautiful, smart, and funny woman who is his life mate is great luck, actually. But meeting her at a wedding full of Argeneaus, not to mention his own busybody uncles determined to “help him claim his woman,” is bad luck. And the fact that Sophie is someone else’s date? Well that’s just the next level of unlucky. From the way her gaze travels over his body like a caress to the electric zing whenever they innocently touch…he wants her for all eternity! He’ll keep his hands off Sophie until her date is over. After that all bets are off and he’ll pull out all the stops to win her. Great plan—until he gets hit by a car. And then he’s poisoned. Is his luck that bad, or is someone out to stop this immortal from claiming Sophie as his life mate?
After a faerie bargain goes wrong, Maeve Ruhdneah finds herself stuck in the realm of the Ether, separated from everyone she loves. Knowing she’s running out of time before Parisa attacks, Maeve develops a plan—venture to Diarmavh and gain the favor of the Wild Hunt, then make a deal with the god of death to return to Faeven. Unfortunately, Aed isn’t too keen on releasing her and worse, Maeve’s magic is failing. The longer she stays, the more she continues to lose. But a familiar face threatens to upend all she’s working toward, and as secrets from her past are revealed, the thread tying Maeve to Tiernan slowly unravels. In Niahvess, all of Tiernan’s worst fears are being realized. Faeven is dying. Maeve has yet to return from the Ether. And again, he must make the treacherous journey to Maghmell to save all that he loves. Except this time, the goddess of life is nowhere to be found. As the Four Courts begin to crumble, Tiernan is to forced look beyond the borders of Faeven for help. But as Parisa’s forces grow, the lifeblood of magic continues to fade, threatening to plunge the realm into darkness forever.
VS Note: A short.
Doug Kronnig assisted Harper Stanley and Devon Jacobsen in stopping the Stalker entity who tortured and killed men for fifteen years. Now the FBI Paranormal Unit wants him to work for them. Harper warns him off as he hasn’t been trained but when ghosts start appearing in Milwaukee’s tourist spots, they must stop the ghosts. Doug uses his abilities as a soul siren to draw the ghosts to him. But they promised The Stalker – Sally Barnes – they would find her body so her mother could have closure. Will they get to the bottom of all the ghosts and find Sally’s body or will Doug’s inexperience cost him more than his life? AmazonKU
t all started with a purr…Omega cat shifter Joel is fine being alone. Really he is. That’s how cats are. Only he isn’t fine at all. He wants more in life…he wants what his bestie found with their true mate. If only it were that easy. It all started with a commision…Alpha wolf shifter Rick is one of the only members of his pack who doesn’t work for Hansen and Wolfe Enterprises. But, then again, he isn’t really a wolf, not in the way they are, not with his father a bear. And besides, he much prefers creating his art than working up the corporate ladder. When Rick is hired by Animals to design a new art installation, he immediately agrees. If anyplace can propel his career into the stratosphere, it’s Animals. Little does he know, the show will bring him so much more than that. It will bring him his mate. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Not long ago, Scott Bryant would have described himself as an ordinary guy. But one act of heroism has changed his life forever—or at least until the apocalypse occurs. Because the end of the world is on its way. Suddenly and inexplicably possessed of superhuman strength, Scott finds himself allied with the enigmatic and alluring Melanie Regan in a quest to find the mysterious Oracle in hopes of averting the absolute destruction that threatens. Melanie herself has been falling into trances, sketching terrifying visions of future events—and she wants answers. She knows better than Scott where to look for help, but even she cannot fathom the powers that have thrust them together in an epic battle of good against evil. The earth itself will soon turn against its inhabitants, and now mortal and immortal must join forces if any are to survive.
When magic is revealed, the world will never be the same again…Magic has always remained hidden, protecting those who possess it from those who covet it. But when magic is revealed to the world, all hell breaks loose. With witches, the fae, orcs, sylphs, and even dragons on the loose, no one is safe. Our heroes must navigate a world they don’t understand, with danger at every turn. The genie is out of the bottle and now all they can do is survive. Amazon
The big, bad monsters under the bed have come out to play. When the hot guys from the bar reveal their hidden monsters, I’m stunned and intrigued. Now I know the supernatural world from my paranormal romance novels is real, I naturally make a list of things to experience… For research. Yet, it’s finding out I’m a witch that rattles my grasp on reality. My magic is the only link to the ghost of their dead pack mate, and the key to unlocking his murder. With tensions escalating between witches and supernatural beings, I’m a dangerous tool neither side wishes to give up. Finding out I’m a witch is a shock. Finding out these monsters vow to protect their sworn enemy? Holy monster mash. Do I dare to hope that these monsters want me for more than just intel and my unique magic? AmazonKU
They lurk in the shadows of my cell, haunting me at the darkest hour. For many years, I have lived by the sword, filled with hatred for the creatures of the night that have overtaken my homeland… until I am captured and placed in a cell with four of them. Now my enemies are my sole companions, and working together may be the only way we survive. But these monsters are less interested in escape than they are in breaking me down in the most sinful of ways. And the longer we are together, the more I wonder if I can ever, truly leave them behind. It seems my life is now tethered to the very monsters I swore to destroy. AmazonKU
In the eighth book of the Shadow Woods series, spellcaster Daphne Alcott finds herself transported to an alternate dimension where long-lost loved ones still dwell. But a gruesome murder shakes this reality, and Daphne takes it upon herself to investigate. Aided by her witty familiar Dolly and secret portal magic, Daphne races to solve the mystery before dark forces descend. Danger lurks as she gets closer to the killer’s identity. Can Daphne unravel the clues and find her way back home? Or will menacing evils trap her forever in this twisted alternate world? AmazonKU
Aline Weir, a witch who can talk to ghosts, has kept her talents hidden ever since a disastrous middle school slumber party, choosing to be invisible and use her powers in secret to help lost souls reunite with the keys to send them home. All the while, she finds solace in a bookstore and the three mysterious women who run it… until Aline discovers the book of Mischief, and her powers are enhanced. Living a solitary life until the age of thirty, Aline’s life takes an unexpected turn when the wrong (or perhaps right) person witnesses her using her powers and she is invited to a town that doesn’t exist on any map. Arriving in Matchstick, Aline learns of a lost magic that desperately needs to be found and only her unique powers can do it. But what she’s not told is that Magic is a person. One that is dangerous and seductive and has been waiting for a witch with a power like hers for centuries.
VS Note: Author says there’s a “paranormal twist”.
Flint “Maddog” Shepherd is used to moving through the shadows. As a Marine veteran who served two tours overseas, he’s become skilled at hiding in plain sight and eliminating the enemy. When a bomb took the lives of his entire unit, he returned home a scarred and broken man. The nightmares from his past still play havoc with his head.
He gains a service dog as loyal as his Marine brothers, and everything starts to fall into place. Maddog’s connections lead him to the Royal Bastards MC, where joining the brotherhood renews his purpose. But now he’s fighting a cesspool of crime, drugs, power, and trafficked girls. He didn’t expect to find a young woman undercover in the sleazy underbelly of Las Vegas. He’s the only chance Lark Simmons has to survive.
Maddog won’t rest until she’s safe and back in his arms where she belongs. A Shadow Rider and a scarred veteran just might be Hell on Wheels. But even Lucifer can’t control the monster he’s unleashed. The city of sin will never be the same. What happens in Vegas belongs to the spawn of Lucifer, the RBMC. This Halloween, you’re invited to a ride with the devil. AmazonKU
Even a goddess needs flowers sometimes. As a nurse and the current Pandora, Petunia sits with the terminally ill who have nobody to hold their hand at the end of their life. A draining but fulfilling job that leaves her with not much time or joy for herself. Gardener Ellis has her own reasons for donating flowers to the hospice. When she first meets Petunia, she’s unaware of who she’s really talking to and a gentle friendship blossoms between the two women as they discover what makes life worth living.
Welcome to Monsters in Love…From oceans and lakes to rivers and streams, monsters lure in their mates with their siren songs. Get twined in tentacles and fantasize about fins as you, too, are lost in the deeps. Featuring wet and wild tales of romance…Amazon
The Azathé Tea Room is a strange place, indeed. There are no servers, no menus — do mind our hostess, though, she can get a bit underfoot! Help yourself to a book while you wait, and be sure to shuffle your tarot deck well before placing your order. Harper Hollingsworth wasn’t looking for a friend. She wanted peace and quiet. Someplace to lose herself in a book and not think about being a misfit; not think about her coven or her disconnect from the craft as her mother taught it, not think about being the odd goth out everywhere she went. She didn’t want to think about her lack of magical ambition, as she was regularly told by her mother’s poison-tongued familiar, and more than that — she didn’t want to feel. Anything. Companionship wasn’t her aim the day she stepped into the odd little tea room, just off Cambric Creek’s bustling Main Street. She wanted to settle into the shadows and get lost there, and if she had to talk to anyone, it would be to herself. She didn’t expect the shadows to talk back. To the strange, seldom seen owner of one of Cambric Creek’s oddest businesses, tea is more than just a beverage. They take pride in both their blends and their unorthodox method of teasing out the order each guest needs to sate more than their thirst. Azathé brews more than a fine cup of tea — they steep the smell of memories, the anticipation of the future, pain and loss, hope and longing, an elixir of health and comfort and feeling in every cup. Residing unseen in the shadows gets a bit lonely at times, an undignified emotion for one as old as themselves, and so they have made it their business to get to know their unwitting neighbors one cup of tea at a time. Guests may not know what to expect when they step over the shop’s threshold, but the owner guarantees they will feel something before they leave. The shadowy proprietor of the Azathé Tea Room isn’t content to watch Harper sink into depression day after day within the walls of their establishment. Once they intervene, Harper is drawn into their world of oddity and emotions, where the darkest shadows can reside in the light, and even the most mildly macabre witch can find her place. AmazonKU
When their bond defies clan rules and unravels hidden secrets, can Elowen and Clay build a love strong enough to protect their family? Clay – Clay, a seasoned fighter with a dark past, bears the scars of his time in the cage. As a devoted father to his half-human daughter, he’s struggled to find peace in both the human world and his shifter clan. Despite having zero desire for new love, fate intervenes at Greenacre restaurant when he defends a beautiful chef and her children from a dangerous stalker ex. The magnetic pull toward Elowen is undeniable, but pursuing this love means defying his clan. Besides that, he has no time for love now he’s a full-time keeper to a loathed shifter he’s sworn to protect. Elowen – Elowen’s life crumbled in LA, pushing her to seek a fresh start in Greenacre with her two young kids. The enigmatic community quickly engulfs her, bringing happiness, but her past resurfaces during her restaurant’s grand opening. Her stalker ex refuses to let go, leading to a harrowing encounter with a fierce stranger, whose haunting dark eyes draw her in. In Greenacre, she discovers that second chances can mend broken dreams and heal wounded hearts. Amidst the backdrop of a mysterious town riddled with hidden truths and age-old bonds, can Clay and Elowen’s budding romance safeguard their family’s future? AmazonKU
The planet of Varr has been at war for centuries. A mage known as the Corrupter magically enslaves humans and uses them as his soldiers against the immortal races. As a human, I should be mortal, magicless, and susceptible to the Corrupter’s Death Magic. I am none of those things. I was born with magic, making me immune to corruption, and I recently discovered that I’m also immortal. I was also born with a destiny. I’m supposed to unite and empower Wraith Lords—the magical warriors blessed by the Goddess to fight the Corrupter. You wouldn’t think these deadly warriors would need to be empowered, but fighting the Corrupter isn’t an easy task. I can magnify their magic, especially the Spirit Magic they use to free corrupted humans. All I have to do is fall in love. I’ve already proven the Goddess’s prophecy to be true. I have two boyfriends whom I love dearly, and I’ve united us with my soul and magic, turning the three of us into an elite fighting team. But we’re not enough. The Emperor, the Goddess, the Wraith Lords, and even my lovers want me to fall in love again. And again. And again. They’re willing to share me because it means ending the war. I want to end the war, I do. But falling in love isn’t something I can just decide to do, and the more I’m pressured to do it, the harder it becomes. As my heart flounders, the Corrupter grows stronger. For the moment, he thinks I’m dead. But that will change soon enough and then he’ll be coming for me. Him and his Death Magic. AmazonKU
WHEN AN ASSASSIN . . .My name is Gin Blanco, and I’m on vacation. Sort of. As the assassin the Spider, it’s hard for me to completely relax, but I’m determined to enjoy a scenic train ride and a nice, quiet lunch before heading back home to Ashland. My plans change when Gwen Frost boards the train. The girl says she’s heading back to Mythos Academy, the fancy private boarding school, but I can’t shake the feeling that Gwen is hiding something—and is in far more trouble than she realizes. . . . MEETS A CHAMPION – My name is Gwen Frost. I might have saved the world from Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos, but I’m still chasing down Reaper villains. It’s all part of being the Champion of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. I’ve been assigned to protect some mythological artifacts that are being transported via train to Mythos Academy, but some Reapers are hot on my trail, and they’ll do anything to recover the artifacts—and kill me. Also on the train is Gin Blanco, who claims to be the owner of the Pork Pit barbecue restaurant. My psychometry magic keeps whispering that there’s more to her than meets the eye, although I can’t tell if Gin is a friend, an enemy, or something else entirely.
I was sure that once I got married, my crazy life would calm down. It didn’t. And when a stranger shows up in our town, everything falls apart…Join Tessa and her aunts on a thrilling adventure filled with magic, mystery, and unexpected twists. With their unique bond and unbreakable spirit, they prove that even in the face of darkness, light will always prevail. Amazon
Tessa will never again see her mate. Even in her dreams she cannot find him. Trapped in a vow with the God of Death, she’s cursed to live the rest of her days in captivity. Until the gods offer her a deal. If Tessa undergoes a series of trials designed to strip her of her humanity, Andromeda will release her from the vow. And if she refuses, pestilence and famine will consume Dubnos until no one is left alive. Tessa is forced to play their wicked game. She’ll do whatever it takes to reunite with Kalen, even it means embracing the darkness inside her. The fate of the world hangs in the balance. And if the knife’s edge breaks, death will reign. AmazonKU
VS Note: This book is a previously released short story now expanded into a novel, per the Author.
Two fierce souls collide in a sapphic paranormal romance that will set their world ablaze.Naemi, an innocent wolf with an indomitable spirit, stands at a crossroads, determined to wrest control of her destiny from the clutches of her Alpha father. Little does she know that her decision will set in motion a chain of events that will forever alter her course. Arami, a formidable dragon with a legacy to uphold, has always embraced her role as the future Alpha of her clan. Her life is meticulously orchestrated, every moment planned alongside her partner. But when a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger shatters the foundations of her existence, Arami’s world is thrown into turmoil. As the call to mate rumbles through their very beings, Naemi and Arami find themselves thrust into an unexpected love affair that defies tradition and expectation. But their passionate connection is not without its challenges if they are to accept the profound destiny that fate has laid before them. AmazonKU
This is the end of my story…but somehow it is also a beginning – I’m at the mercy of creatures with none. There is no escape and no way out of what has always been my destiny. The vampires controlled my life before I even knew that they existed. But I am not without my own power. I love my guys and I think they must love me in their own vampire way. So when I am given the chance to enact revenge on what was done to me and so many others, my enemies will find I am not the young girl who was once their servant, or the love sick paramour who wanted so desperately to be accepted. No, I am the flame who has come to burn any who get in my way. *The reader should know this is book 3 in the Trials of Blood series. This is the happy ending and it completes the trilogy* AmazonKU
A future viscount desperately in search of a wife, and a stoat shifter looking for an escape meet in a ballroom. Mr Frederick Stoaly is in need of a wife, preferably one with an inheritance big enough to save his family from ruin. And with a new Season about to start, the stoat shifter has every reason to think that this time, he’ll find the woman of his dreams. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Winter is drawing thick in 1932 Shanghai, as is the ever-nearing threat of a Japanese invasion. Rosalind Lang has suffered the worst possible fate for a national spy: she’s been exposed. With the media storm camped outside her apartment for the infamous Lady Fortune, she’s barely left her bedroom in weeks, plotting her next course of action after Orion was taken and his memories of Rosalind wiped. Though their marriage might have been a sham, his absence hurts her more than any physical wound. She won’t rest until she gets him back. But with her identity in the open, the task is near impossible. The only way to leave the city and rescue Orion is under the guise of a national tour. It’s easy to convince her superiors that the countryside needs unity more than ever, and who better than an immortal girl to stir pride and strength into the people? When the tour goes wrong, however, everything Rosalind once knew is thrown up in the air. Taking refuge outside Shanghai, old ghosts come into the open and adversaries turn to allies. To save Orion, they must find a cure to his mother’s traitorous invention and take this dangerous chemical weapon away from impending foreign invasion—but the clock is ticking, and if Rosalind fails, it’s not only Orion she loses, but her nation itself.
A magical serial killer is stalking the Occult town of Wrackton. Hypnotic whistling causes victims to chew their own tongues off, leading to the killer being dubbed the Whistler (original, right?). Enter the Undetectables, a detective agency run by three witches and a ghost in a cat costume (don’t ask). They are hired to investigate the murders, but with their only case so far left unsolved, will they be up to the task? Mallory, the forensic science expert, is struggling with pain and fatigue from her recently diagnosed fibromyalgia. Cornelia is suddenly stirring all sorts of feelings in Mallory. Diana is hitting up all her ex-girlfriends for information. And not forgetting ghostly Theodore: deceased, dramatic, and also the agency’s first – unsolved – murder case. With bodies stacking up and the case leading them to mysteries at the very heart of magical society, can the Undetectables find the Whistler before they become the killer’s next victims? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Toba Peres can speak, but not shout; sleep, but not dream. She can write with both hands at once, in different languages, but she keeps her talents hidden at her grandparents’ behest. Naftaly Cresques sees things that aren’t real, and dreams things that are. Always the family disappointment, Naftaly would still risk his life to honor his father’s last wishes. After the Queen demands every Jew convert or face banishment, Toba and Naftaly are among thousands of Jews who flee their homes. Defying royal orders to abandon all possessions, Toba keeps an amulet she must never take off; Naftaly smuggles a centuries-old book he’s forbidden to read. But the Inquisition is hunting these particular treasures–and they’re not hunting alone. Toba stumbles through a pomegranate grove into the mirror realm of the Mazik: mythical, terrible immortals with an Inquisition of their own, equally cruel and even more powerful. With the Mazik kingdoms in political turmoil, this Inquisition readies its bid to control both realms. In each world, Toba and Naftaly must evade both Inquisitions long enough to unravel the connection between their family heirlooms and the realm of the Mazik. Their fates are tied to this strange place, and it’s up to them to save it.
My mate rejected me, leaving me broken. I refuse to let that happen again—even if Steele is the one for me. I hold the power of flame and future in my hands, but I know the world is watching. Waiting for us to fall. The truth and lies that bind the Aspen Pack together are crumbling and I am to bear witness to its fate. I know the Enforcer of the Aspens is my mate. Yet neither of us want what fate decrees. So, we’ll fight side by side and ignore the burning attraction between us. Only when a traitor rocks the foundation of all we know, we might not have a choice to who we cling to in despair. The vampires were only the pawns in this war. The demons are on their way. And if we’re not careful, the Aspen Pack could lose someone that breaks them. And I could lose my mate. Again. AmazonKU AB
During a weekend getaway in the Canadian wilderness, Rose is attacked out of nowhere. She manages to escape to a solitary cabin. She hammers on the door in a panic and it’s opened by a very disconcerted man who only reluctantly lets her in. Rose has just begun to recover from the shock when she realizes the stranger, who introduces himself to her as Damian, is as dangerous as he is enigmatic. A snowstorm forces her to spend more time in the cabin with him than she’d hoped, and she soon learns that Damian is far from normal, and that his presence alone is a mortal danger to her. AmazonKU
Craw city has always been magical, at least to Luce. No boring war could ever make her love her seaside home any less. There’s the beach, where she and Adu can mess around and cause trouble, as well as the ancient songs they love to sing. Legends state that a vengeful mermaid named Sea Mother will protect the children from war. Why worry about politics and fighting? Nobody would risk the wrath of an angry sea serpent. Would they? So why are groups of people fleeing the city, and why do Luce’s parents disappear every day to partake in mystery war work? What exactly are they doing, and why doesn’t Luce’s artist mother invite her along? One day, Luce spies something that rocks her beliefs and changes everything. Her faith in the sea, and all she holds dear, will be sorely tested. But love is fierce, and so are sea goddesses.
What is that old saying? “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer?” I took it too far. AmazonKU
Once, there were four worlds, nestled like pages in a book, each pulsing with fantastical power and connected by a single city: London. Until the magic grew too fast and forced the worlds to seal the doors between them in a desperate gamble to protect their own. The few magicians who could still open the doors grew more rare as time passed and now, only three Antari are known in recent memory—Kell Maresh of Red London, Delilah Bard of Grey London, and Holland Vosijk, of White London. But barely a glimpse of them have been seen in the last seven years—and a new Antari named Kosika has appeared in White London, taking the throne in Holland’s absence. The young queen is willing to feed her city with blood, including her own—but her growing religious fervor has the potential to drown it instead. And back in Red London, King Rhy Maresh is threatened by a rising rebellion, one determined to correct the balance of power by razing the throne entirely. These two royals from very different empires now face very similar struggles: how to keep their crowns—and their own heads. Amidst this tapestry of old friends and new enemies, a girl with an unusual magical ability comes into possession of a device that could change the fate of all four worlds. Her name is Tes, and she’s the only one who can bring them together—or unravel it all.
14 Young Adult short stories from bestselling and award-winning authors make a splash in Mermaids Never Drown – the second collection in the Untold Legends series edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker – exploring mermaids like we’ve never seen them before! A Vietnamese mermaid caught between two worlds. A siren who falls for Poseidon’s son. A boy secretly pining for the merboy who saved him years ago. A storm that brings humans and mermaids together. Generations of family secrets and pain. Find all these stories and more in this gripping new collection that will reel you in from the very first page! Welcome to an ocean of hurt, fear, confusion, rage, hope, humor, discovery, and love in its many forms. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Cayden Winter has been trying to get his life back together since the day his abusive ex left him for someone else, but he doesn’t think he’s ready for a new relationship yet. That is, until he meets his hot new neighbor, Adrien, and gets hired by him to build a new website for the company Adrien works for. The fact that Adrien wants anything to do with him beyond business, though, just seems too good to be true. When Adrien Magnus is asked to get a new website for his brother-in-law’s company, he doesn’t expect that his cute neighbor will be the one to do it, nor does he expect Cayden to agree to go on a date with him when he asks. But dating a human brings a set of challenges he didn’t fully consider, the biggest of which is how to explain that he’s a werewolf. Until the night Adrien breaks one of the strictest werewolf rules and goes out alone on the night of the full moon, only to be hit by a car and left in pain in front of Cayden’s house, changing everything. But who would drive onto Cayden’s lawn and attempt to hit what appeared to be a dog, and why?
By sinking a fleet of Imperial Warships, the Pirate Supreme and their resistance fighters have struck a massive blow against the Emperor. Now allies from across the empire are readying themselves, hoping against hope to bring about the end of the conquerors’ rule and the rebirth of the Sea. But trust and truth are hard to come by in this complex world of mermaids, spies, warriors, and aristocrats. Who will Genevieve—lavishly dressed but washed up, half-dead, on the Wariuta island shore—turn out to be? Is warrior Koa’s kindness toward her admirable, or is his sister Kaia’s sharp suspicion wiser? And back in the capital, will pirate-spy Alfie really betray the Imperials who have shown him affection, especially when a duplicitous senator reveals xe would like nothing better? Meanwhile, the Sea is losing more and more of herself as her daughters continue to be brutally hunted, and the Empire continues to expand through profits made from their blood. The threads of time, a web of schemes, shifting loyalties, and blossoming identities converge in Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s remarkable companion to The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea, as unlikely young allies work to forge a new and better world.
VS Note: Fantasy/Horror.
It’s autumn in the town of Harrow, but something besides the season is changing there. Because in that town there is an orchard, and in that orchard, seven most unusual trees. And from those trees grows a new sort of apple: strange, beautiful, with skin so red it’s nearly black. Take a bite of one of these apples, and you will desire only to devour another. And another. You will become stronger. More vital. More yourself, you will believe. But then your appetite for the apples and their peculiar gifts will keep growing—and become darker. This is what happens when the townsfolk discover the secret of the orchard. Soon it seems that everyone is consumed by an obsession with the magic of the apples . . . and what’s the harm, if it is making them all happier, more confident, more powerful? Even if something else is buried in the orchard besides the seeds of these extraordinary trees: a bloody history whose roots reach back to the very origins of the town. But now the leaves are falling. The days grow darker. It’s harvest time, and the town will soon reap what it has sown.
Against all odds, Althea Zoltaire emerged from her trials as a champion. Now, she must train even harder and prepare herself to become a true warrior of Thezmarr. But Thea’s world is turned upside down as she struggles to navigate her newfound magic and uncover the secrets of her past. Slowly, she begins to untangle the truth about her family, her powers and the evil that threatens to engulf the kingdom. When Wilder Hawthorne returns to be her official mentor, everything changes. Dark forces are gathering, and he will stop at nothing to prepare her for the challenges to come, even if it means breaking her. As war looms and their quest for answers leads master and apprentice deeper into danger, the undeniable connection between them intensifies – defying all odds, but also threatening to tear them apart. With secrets unravelling and evil closing in, Thea and Wilder fight to save the world, and each other. The fate of the realms rests in their hands – will they emerge victorious, or will the darkness consume them both? AmazonKU
In a battle between Heaven and Hell, two lovers must fight to stay together and save the world. Frost the angel takes pride in protecting others as an agent with the Department of Supernatural Affairs. But his days on Earth are numbered when his family intends to drag him back to Heaven. After centuries of precious freedom, wishing for more time feels greedy. It’s just a shame that Nathan enters the picture right when his time as a free man is up. Being a high school music teacher isn’t exactly glamorous, but Nathan Clinton is happy with his life. He already did the impossible once by escaping toxic, controlling parents and starting over, so stopping the demons after his immortal soul should be a piece of cake… right? Good thing a beautiful angel has offered his assistance. When angels and demons start taking an interest in Earth and the world is threatened, Frost and Nathan find themselves in the middle of a brewing war between worlds. With the angel being pulled to Heaven and Nathan being dragged to Hell, is there any hope of them being together on this world—and also saving the Earth? AmazonKU
Face front. Watch your back. BE BRAVE. If it was left to her, Ife Adebola wouldn’t be starting at Nithercott School. Because despite her being in the Urban Achievers scholarship program, her parents can barely afford the tuition. No matter who is trying to be friends with her, like her classmate Bijal, or how much the prestigious boarding school tries to pull her in, Ife is determined not to get caught up in any of it. But when another student, Malika, begins acting strange, Ife can’t help but wonder if there’s more going on at Nithercott than she realizes. Could there be any truth to the school’s decades-old legend of the Changing Man? Is there any connection to the missing older brother of her classmate, Ben? As more questions arise, Ife has no choice but to team up with Ben and Bijal to investigate. But can the trio act quickly enough to uncover who is behind everything, before one—or all—of them is the Changing Man’s next victim? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Eve is a frustrated young artist and the owner of what she believes is a haunted house. Sandra is an overworked producer at Searching for . . . the Invisible World, a paranormal investigations show perpetually on the brink of cancelation. When the show descends upon Eve’s home, they’re intent on creating just another staged spectacle. But, unexpectedly, the crew encounters some very real activity—shelves collapse, electronics go haywire, a cameraman disappears in the dead of night. Meanwhile, the show’s teenage ghost hunter Caitlin is caught up in the unexplained events, convinced she’s glimpsing the “other side” and desperate to make contact—even if it means putting the investigation, and herself, in jeopardy. As the terror mounts, it’s up to the show’s harried, skeptical producer, Sandra, to create order from the madness—or will the madness take her, too? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Mikira Rusel’s family has long been famous for breeding enchanted horses, but their prestige is no match for their rising debts. To save her ranch, Mikira has only one option: she must win the Illinir, a treacherous horserace whose riders either finish maimed or murdered. Yet each year, competitors return, tempted by its alluring prize money and unparalleled prestige. Mikira’s mission soon unites her with Arielle Kadar, an impressive yet illicit enchanter just beginning to come into her true power, and Damien Adair, a dashing young lord in the midst of a fierce succession battle. Both have hidden reasons of their own to help Mikira — as well as their own blood feuds to avenge…Steeped in Jewish folklore, This Dark Descent is a pulse-pounding new fantasy full of forbidden magic, sizzling romance, and epic stakes. In a world as dangerous as this, will the need for vengeance butcher Mikira’s chances of winning the Illinir … or will another rider’s dagger? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: M/M paranormal romance.
Ceron, known as Red, comes from the village neighbouring a Wolven pack. Storm, son of the Wolven Alpha, befriends Ceron, who finds that friendship soon becomes something much deeper. For generations, Ceron’s people and the Wolven have lived in peace, but now, the Wolven are accused of attacking villagers. Ceron and Storm know they’ll face prejudice as their relationship deepens. But more dangerous and deadly is an unknown enemy.
Cordelia Bone’s meticulously crafted life and career in Dallas are crashing down around her thanks to a philandering husband with criminal debts. When her older, carefree sister, Eustace—a cannabis grower in Boulder—calls to inform her that the great aunt they never met has died and they must travel to a small town in Connecticut to deal with the estate, she sees an opportunity to unload the house and save herself.But once there, the sisters learn they are getting much more than they bargained for. The Victorian mansion they stand to inherit is bound in a dynasty trust controlled by their late aunt’s aging attorney, who insists they retain and inhabit the house but keeps them in the dark about the peculiar rituals of their ancestors. Not to mention a sexy, tattooed groundskeeper with a shrouded past who refuses to leave the carriage house and a crypt full of dead relatives looming at the property line. As both women grapple with their current predicament, they come face to face with a haunting family secret, the truth of what happened to their mother, and the enemy that’s been stalking them from the shadows for generations. In a twisting torrent of terror and blood, the sisters must uncover the power within them to heal their fractured relationship, reverse their mysteriously declining health, and claim the lineage they wanted to escape but now must embrace if they are to survive at Bone Hill. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
War leaves my family destitute. My enviable life comes to an end. I shouldn’t covet the stern shifter who turns up offering to work for free. Even if he lights a fire under my curiosity when he casually mentions I’m in need of a firm, corrective hand. I definitely shouldn’t dream about the handsome barbarian who swore we would wed and then dropped me in the river. Although the stuffy lord I’m expected to marry does not stir my heart, I understand that he is the practical choice. But fate and a masked stranger have different plans for me. AmazonKU
In a world hidden within our own, magical beings live among us, capable of transforming into majestic animals… if they find their mate. Kingdoms of these enigmatic beings, called beastwalkers, have existed for centuries, each species governed by their own regal king and queen. One thing the courts crave above all else are the animi—human females who can unlock a beastwalker’s ability to shift into their animal forms. Lola Katz is known for three things, talking too much, being obsessed with paranormal romance books, and her two-toned skin. Lola’s vitiligo makes her feel both invisible and a specimen under a microscope at the same time. The nineteen-year-old, New York City waitress has no plans further than attending community college and hanging out with her two besties, Katy and Maddie. But when she starts seeing men with exotic, animal-like features, Lola starts to believe she’s losing her grip on reality. Then Lola meets Callon Leo, the prince of the Kingdom of Claws. Callon is handsome, enigmatic, and thinks of nothing else but his duty to his kingdom…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS note: LGBTQ Fantasy
Berklak: Starting an adventure is always an exciting time. I’ve gone on a few by myself, but nothing compares to gathering a full party and seeing how everyone will mesh. We might have a clumsy bard and a chaotic paladin, but with everyone working together, we’ll figure out what’s happening in Fasgard. We may have to break a few laws to do it, but I don’t think there’s anything an orc would change about that. Well, I might change how quickly I’m getting attached to the necromancer, but there’s nothing to be done about that now; he’s mine. Lawton: I’m finally getting out of the palace, and I even manage to do it without breaking too many laws! Only, like, two, maybe three depending on your interpretation of “smuggler” and “spy.” My adventuring party is amazing. They like me, don’t flinch when I touch them, and are genuinely interested in my magic, and I don’t know if a necromancer could ask for anything more. Well, except for maybe a few more hours of alone time with his traveling companion; I could definitely get behind (or rather in front of) that idea. AmazonKU
My name is Zoe and I have committed Sins of the Flesh. But it’s not my fault—none of it would have happened if they hadn’t kidnapped me that fateful day…They took me and my mother and forced us to become part of their Pack. I didn’t even know I had Were blood until they took us. But then my body started changing—developing in ways it never had before. I started having cravings…longings. But I wasn’t allowed to look at any of the Alphas. My cruel new stepfather had plans for me—I would marry another Pack Master—a ugly, evil man, old enough to be my grandfather. And until then, my stepbrothers, Christopher and Gabriel were supposed to watch over me. I felt a tingle when they held me between them, but my stepbrothers weren’t supposed to touch me—their whole job was to keep me innocent and pure. I was supposed to be a virgin on my wedding night. They were sent to deliver me to my new husband—but we were forced off the road and taken as prisoners. The cartel leader who took us holds a grudge against my stepfather. At first he wanted to execute us all…but when he saw the three of us together, he got other ideas. He wanted to us to put on a private show, just for him and to do things…things a girl should never do with her stepbrothers. Can the three of us escape the clutches of the cartel and the vengeance of the Pack to find true love together? Amazon Kobo
I’ve known she was my fated mate for years. Now, she’s back. I saved Aurora’s life when we were young, but I couldn’t protect her when she left. When she’s back in Black Forest Ridge for her grandmother’s birthday, our chemistry is stronger than ever. My need to protect and worship her pulls at me every time I see her. It was painful to watch her walk out of my life before, but having her so close and out of reach is torture. All I want is to be able to prove myself worthy of her. She is perfect to me. Her walls are high, and her guard is up. This is my last chance to claim her before my feral madness sets in.
Seventeen-year-old Fallon Bane was born with a curse: A single touch from another person will always cause her excruciating pain. Thus, she has accepted that she will die without ever being kissed, without even hugging her own father. But when her beloved father falls ill, she breaks into the magical Gilded City to find a healer fae who can save him. When handsome healer Ariyon Madden agrees to help, everything she knows about herself and her curse changes. Because during her father’s healing, Ariyon reaches out and touches her bare skin. She waits for the agony…but it never comes. For the first time in her life, she imagines a new future for herself. However, that fantasy is short-lived, because not only does Ariyon flee from her in disgust when he learns of her curse, he also reveals her existence to powerful fae who want to hurt her. Fallon is then swept away to a magical academy, where she learns the terrifying truth about her family history and her dark magic. Her life and the future of fae everywhere hang in the balance, and all the while Fallon is dreaming of being touched by Ariyon Madden one more time before she dies. AmazonKU AB
All aboard the ghost train! If you dare…Needing a well-deserved vacation, psychics Copeland Forbes and Tennyson Grimm accept an offer to take The Lincoln Ghost Train from Boston to Chicago. While on board, the psychics will provide private readings to the passengers and will speak with the spirits who inhabit each of the famously haunted locations the tour will visit. When Cope has an eerie premonition of danger, he chalks it up to being overtired and boards the sleeper car with his family in tow. Detective Jude Byrne is burned out from working cold cases with his partner Ronan O’Mara. Both men are leery of taking the haunted train, but finally acquiesce when they’re told the second half of the trip will include a week’s stay at a dude ranch out west. Worried his husband will encounter spirits more powerful than his gift can handle, Jude vows to protect his family at all costs. One day into the trip, Cope encounters Augusta Harbor, a Civil War widow who has spent the last century and half searching for her son, a Union soldier who died on a muddy battlefield mere months before the conflict ended. She appears to be a kind woman dealing with unimaginable heartbreak, but Cope is well aware that looks can be deceiving. What no one knows is that Augusta will go to any length to reunite with her son, even if that means making Jude and Cope permanent inhabitants of the ghost train. AmazonKU
A witch cursed me to roam the seas in my monstrous kraken form. For years, my crew and I have sailed in search of the key to break her spell. But this pirate has found the most valuable treasure of all…the witch’s daughter. With vengeance curses, a sea monster masquerading as the cutest otter, and a heroine with a serious sticker-obsessed planner addiction, The Kraken’s Prize is the second book in the Matchmaker Monster Romance series. The books promise a happily ever after for each of the four friends who walk into a haunted house, not knowing that monsters are real. Or that they’ve been matched to the monsters inside. AmazonKU
Deep in the heart of the forbidden forest, I seek a miracle. Hushed rumors tell tales of a legendary bloom—a rare elixir with the power to save my father. Yet, it thrives only in the shadow of a castle—the domain of the formidable Alpha King. A creature as dark and lethal as the night, his hatred for humans is legendary. Family. Love. Duty… HOPE. But fate is a mischievous player, and unwittingly, I walk straight into the Fae King’s trap. I’m caught in the act, discovered by the very beast I dared to defy. The Alpha King? His heart knows nothing of mercy. Imprisoned, I shiver in his dungeon’s chilling embrace. Destined for two things: These walls…And the undeniable magnetism of the Alpha King. AmazonKU
Is it a howl in the night, or a deeper darkness stirring within? The sleepy town of Archer’s Hollow is awake with whispers. A mangled body in the woods suggests a werewolf, but can things truly be this straightforward? Miles, Fiona’s fiery ginger familiar, has his doubts. And when Levi, the enigmatic journalist with a trove of magical insights, hints at a secret cult with mind-warping powers, the plot thickens. Dive into a realm where the line between man and beast blurs, and where attending an exclusive witch’s soiree could reveal more than Fiona ever bargained for. AmazonKU
When a cursed dagger disappears and a sacred life is snuffed out, who—or what—is to blame? From Fiona Byrne’s cryptic inheritance comes a new calamity—Grandmother Agatha’s cursed dagger is missing, and it’s turned up as the weapon in a shocking murder. The victim? None other than a cornerstone of the church hierarchy. Fiona, alongside her cunning feline familiar, Miles, and the enigmatic magical journalist Levi, finds herself entangled in a dire quest. Is this malevolent act the work of paranormal forces, or is the evil far more human than anyone dares to imagine? AmazonKU
A protective gargoyle who works as a bodyguard. A human chef in need of protection. A stalker that brings them together. Vo – When my instincts reacted after overhearing a panicked phone call, all I could do was follow the human home and watch over him. Discovering he had a cute little daughter and someone was stalking him, I couldn’t stop myself from offering my bodyguard services to him. It didn’t take me long to realize Trick was my mate, and once I did, nothing could stop me from making sure he and his daughter stayed safe, not bullets, poison, or anything else his stalker could throw at me. Trick – When my sister got sick, I broke up with my boyfriend, left my job in New York and moved to Mistvale to take care of her and her newborn baby. Six months later, I lost my sister and became a father. Lena and I were finally settling into life in Mistvale when someone started leaving notes at my door. When my babysitter called me in a panic, I knew I needed to do something. I’d do anything to keep my daughter safe, even hire a bodyguard. It didn’t hurt that Vo was as hot as he was sweet. AmazonKU
When I’m offered a get out of jail free card, I take it. All I have to do is pop out a pup for money. One minute I’m entering some weird mating ceremony. The next, a hot hunk with bulging biceps is claiming me. Men only ever want one thing from me. And, hey, I’ll give it. It’s in my contract. But this wolf daddy wants more. I don’t do love or affection. I don’t even know how. This is just a job. Why does he make me long for something I’ve never had? ** This is a SHORT, feel-good, instalove-inspired, fated mates wolf shifter romance.** AmazonKU
One of my mates is dead. The rest of them have been taken hostage. And me? I’m just a crazy demon-goddess on a warpath. Zeus has gone too far this time. There are some things I can forgive, but this isn’t one of them. My only option is to recruit an army of monsters to destroy the god who’s supposed to rule over us all. In order to do that, I have to make two trips. First, I must visit the monster council—who all hate vampires—and beg for their help in the battle to come. Second, I’ll need to travel to hell to free the Fomorians, an enslaved species of monsters who have been locked away for thousands of years by my biological father. I’ll save my mates, kill a god, and reclaim the crown that was always supposed to be mine. What could possibly go wrong? Zeus, I’m coming for you. AmazonKU
He’s a walking nightmare and our love is a twisted dream…She’s been a plaything for the dark elves for far too long. I’ll kill all of them to make her mine. Their screams of agony will be replaced…By our screams of pleasure. But I know that once I have her in my claws she’ll never want to leave. Yes, I terrify her. But that just makes the pleasure so much stronger. I’ve been a monster for so long. But now I’ve found the woman who will be my mate for the rest of her life. If she surrenders, we will reign forever – our lives lost in bliss. …And if she runs, her death will be quick. AmazonKU
Cass doesn’t know exactly why he can’t get over his massive, hopeless crush on his roommate. It might have something to do with how gorgeous and sweet and completely out of his league Blake is, but who can really say? Blake doesn’t know exactly why he’s so protective of his roommate. It could have something to do with how adorable and earnest and easy to be around Cass is, but who can say for sure? But when the first night of their Spring Break road trip leads Cass to an encounter with someone otherworldly, and he wakes up with two cravings—blood and Blake—the two will have to reconcile their feelings for each other once and for all. CASSIAN IS A HEATED, FATED-MATES, ROOMMATES-TO-LOVERS, SHORT NOVELLA WITH A HEA AND NO CLIFFHANGER. ~ 17,000 WORDS. IT CONTAINS A NERDY, INSECURE COLLEGE STUDENT AND THE GORGEOUS JOCK HE’S HEAD OVER HEELS FOR. IT ALSO CONTAINS STEAMY SCENES AND THE MENTIONS OF BLOOD ONE MIGHT EXPECT FROM A VAMPIRE ROMANCE. IT FIRST APPEARED IN THE MAGIC MISSIVE NEWSLETTER. AmazonKU
Having recently decided to make Purgatory Falls her home, Brooke dives into helping with the annual Founders’ Week events. The mermaid (and occasional amateur sleuth) is tasked with helping tourists, students and history enthusiasts collect stamps for a special memento, but quickly gets swept into the search for a stolen bracelet–which leads to the discovery of a dead body. Meanwhile, a decades-old hunt for treasure foretold to be discovered during Founders’ Week has turned dangerous in a way that hits close to home for Brooke. Her best friend Twyla’s home–a large tree that is a part of the tree nymph herself–is attacked by treasure hunters. Rather than sit around and hope, Brooke decides to end the frenzy before anyone else is hurt by finding the treasure herself. But Brooke’s own history might be wrapped up in the history of the town and searching for the treasure puts her in more danger than she has ever been in before.
To keep her tired cooped-up sister from annihilating her niece and nephew and to appease their taunts that “Auntie Addison needs to get a life,” Addison Ross agrees to go on a pumpkin picking expedition with them. And, hoo boy does she ever pick a winner. Beneath the pumpkin she chooses, a talisman is buried. A talisman that brings the delish Caleb Marsden to her door and into her life. Caleb Marsden, the werelock. Half werewolf, half warlock, the scrumptious Caleb holds the key to keeping the talisman safe, but he also unlocks something in Addison. Something long tucked away, wanton and wicked. Something she doesn’t want to risk losing. He’s come to protect Addison until All Hallows Eve when a demon will try to wrest the talisman from her and take over the world. If the demon, Volac, gets his hands on the talisman, not only will the world know devastating destruction, but Caleb’s life may come to a devastating end.
Hazel really wants to fulfill her potential and be the witch her Grandma always said she could be. Unfortunately, though her spells always work, they never quite work the way they’re supposed to. Drake, the hunky werewolf next door, has been dutifully watching over Hazel for the local coven. He’s not convinced she’s a witch, until she accidentally turns him into a dog. Of all the indignities. Now she’s got his undivided attention, and my oh my how she’s grown up. Man, has Drake got an appetite for a certain witch… and it’s all for her own good. After all, who ever heard of a virgin witch?
A witch, two fairies, a minor god, and four demons walk into a bar and suddenly Dwyer Eamonn’s life will never be the same. Turns out that Dwyer’s parents promised him—their firstborn—as payment when they made eight different deals with various supernatural beings. At the stroke of midnight on his twenty-first birthday, every single claimant comes calling, ready to make Dwyer their heir. Unable to deny them all, it’s up to Dwyer to choose which supernatural being he wants to become by spending time with each of them. What does a witch do all day? Do crossroads demons really hang out on street corners? He has eight hours to learn about them one at a time before he must make a decision. Right away, one of them draws Dwyer in like no one ever has. He doesn’t want to become a demon, but he does want to be with one. Is that even possible? And since choosing an heir means these people want to shuffle off their mortal coil, is love reason enough to make one of them stay? After all, they’ll have forever once Dwyer makes his choice. The Demon’s Dealbreaker is a M/M paranormal romance featuring a cranky cast of supernatural beings who thought they’d all made deals for a firstborn son, a human man who knew magic existed but not at this level, parents who deserve what they get, and the revelation of several incredible secrets as the dealbreaker becomes who he was always meant to be. AmazonKU
Evil lurks in the desert – Journalist Lauren Cole has everything she ever wanted — a life away from the madness of LA, and a hot hunk of a guy to share it with — Professor Randy Anders. An archeological expedition into the Arizona desert sounds like the perfect prelude to their marriage. There’s just one problem — Randy’s more interested in his fossils than he is in her. Suddenly everything seems to be falling apart. And Lauren’s beginning to suspect there’s more under the Arizona clay than just old bones…An unlikely savior – Marked by an ancient evil, the um al duwayce, Baudouin Delacor wanders the earth, solitary, friendless, and hopeless. Centuries ago it turned him into a beast for which there had never before been a name — not the loup garou, the werewolf, but the loup de sang. The BloodWolf. Driven by a bloodlust he can neither control nor deny, Delacor has only one hope left: that by destroying the succubus, he can free himself of its curse. Now, amid the vast, arid beauty of Arizona’s deserts, the evil is awakening again, and Delacor is all that stands between the um al duwayce and humanity. If only Lauren will trust him enough to accept his help.
Raised by a mother whose ironclad motto is “men are trash,” Iza longs to prove her wrong, ideally with a kind, steady boyfriend who will free her from the exhausting treadmill that is dating. Although she’s willing to try (almost) anything to find love, accidentally summoning a wish-granting stranger out of thin air was never part of the plan. Unfortunately, Beckett, her personal wish-granter, isn’t exactly the sage and generous being she would expect. Instead, he loves to party, has attitude to spare, and boasts an uncanny ability to point out Iza’s worst flaws. Iza decides to use one of her three wishes to create her dream man—a modern Mr. Darcy. If that esteemed gentleman can’t impress her overbearing mother, no one can. Using Pride and Prejudice as the handbook to Darcy’s heart, Iza plays the part of Elizabeth Bennet and sets out to create her epic love story. Making wishes and winning Darcy over becomes more complicated than Iza expects, especially with Beckett’s adorably dimpled grin and unexpected kindness in the equation. Soon enough, she’s glimpsing the truth of the man behind the flippant persona, and each moment in his company makes her question everything she thought she wanted from love.
VS Note: LGBTQ
Sometimes the dragon gods make mistakes. That’s the best rationale Hudson can come up with. How else can he account for the fact that the one he’s falling in love with is not his fated mate? Getting involved with someone he doesn’t share a soul bond with could be devastating, but Hudson is willing to take the risk. Connie is his and nothing will stand in his way of having him. Sometimes the dragon gods might be more clever than anyone gives them credit for. A sassy human stumbles into Hudson and Connie’s life, upsetting their very existence. How can Hudson and Connie have a soul bond to Kit… but not each other? Are the Fates drunk? Or testing them? Dragons are possessive creatures, and that’s before adding in one of them is a thousand-year-old royal in charge of the dragons of San DeLain. Sometimes it’s better not to question the dragon gods. But things aren’t always as they appear. Danger stalks the streets of San DeLain in the form of an old enemy once thought dead. What’s real? What isn’t? As Kit struggles with a nightmare from his past, Hudson and Connie try to figure out how to keep their very breakable human in one-piece and happy. Fate is a tricky, tricky thing, and sometimes? Well, sometimes Hudson has just gotta trust the dragon gods as the darkness edges closer. AmazonKU
VS Note: Bisexual reverse harem.
The Dragon games are over, but now a new game has begun. Someone has taken something of mine and I want it back. They’re thinking that if they test me I’ll break or give into whatever they want, but they messed with the wrong woman. These Dragons think they know who I am but the skills I showed them in the arena are only a small portion of the arsenal of things Henry taught me. I’m willing to unleash them all to get back what they stole. With Spin by my side nothing will stop me. If only that were true. I’m on the hunt, but with nosey dragons getting in the way that don’t know how to survive in the wild, and a needy human lover that keeps pushing for more, I might never make it there. An unlikely friendship blooms along the way, opening my eyes and my heart to new possibilities. Secrets from the past are revealed, and my heart is pulled in all different directions. Will I make it in time? They all better hope so or I will burn this world to the ground for my revenge. AmazonKU
The Black Hat compound is rubble on the ocean floor, the director hasn’t been seen since the explosion that demolished his life’s work, and old enemies have decided it’s open season on the remaining agents. Oh. And Arden has decided now is a great time for a surprise visit to force a confrontation with Rue. Between holding the Bureau together, searching for her grandfather, and babysitting Arden, Rue has her work cut out for her. But her distraction allows her to be blindsided by a loss that fractures her very soul. Betrayal is a familiar sting for Rue, she barely feels it anymore, but this time? She might not survive it. AmazonKU
The dragon king warned me to stay away from him. I didn’t listen. I’m a stranger in his world, but the moment the king of this realm set eyes on me he warned me not to come any closer. Even one step nearer and the curse upon him would set his blood on fire.
Part of me was terrified… but another part needed to know what would happen if he lost control. AmazonKU
Roth – From the moment I first saw Brady, I knew he was my mate. He thought I was just his imaginary friend and I let him believe that because at his side, I felt more complete than I ever had before. I didn’t mean to ever leave him, but I didn’t have much of a choice. I may be a Prince of Hell, but my father’s rule is absolute and out of his fear that I will someday overpower him, he had me imprisoned when I was just a child. But, I was freed. Rescued from where I’ve been held for far too many years, the only thing on my mind is claiming Brady as mine. I have lingered in the darkness without him for so long that seeing him now is like a breath of fresh air, but he’s starting to change. My father may have worried about who I would become, but it’s my mate he truly should have feared. He is beautiful. He is terrifying. He is mine. Brady – As a lonely child, Roth was the only thing I could count on. It didn’t matter that he wasn’t real, my imaginary friend was there when I needed someone. Roth meant everything when nobody else would let themselves…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
It’s not paranoia when they are really out to get you…I’m Amber, potion and rune mistress and all round witch extraordinaire. I’ve spent half my life building my career and I finally feel like greatness is within my grasp. I’ve been working on a special potion, a potion that could change everything for witches and wizards everywhere. Unfortunately some people are allergic to change and will stop at nothing to keep the status quo. A price has been put on my head – and my enemies are coming for me. Vampyrs, ogres and black witches are gunning for me, and they want me dead by any means necessary. In their infinite wisdom, the coven council assigns me my very own griffin bodyguard – and of course, the one they assign is none other than my most hated enemy, Bastion. Bastion comes with his own baggage. He has a black witch’s curse upon him and it is slowly killing him. To save myself, I’m going to have to lift the curse and work with him – because another black witch is circling and she has me in her sights…I need to save my enemy, finish my potion, and hunt down the black witch – if she doesn’t kill me first. AmazonKU
After suffering a great loss, Elara is finally ready to embrace her power and take on the Crone. With new magic emerging and secrets about her parents’ pasts finally coming to light, Elara is tasked with fulfilling a prophecy a thousand years in the making. But when shadows rise to threaten Carnon’s rule over the Darklands, Elara must embrace her place as Queen and enlist allies—new and old—to thwart the evil threatening her borders and unite the realms divided for a millennia. AmazonKU
A MATE TO PROTECT by Lilly Wilder
I Had No Idea What Was About To Happen On Dragon Shifter Island – I never won anything in my life. So, when I realize that I won the shifter lottery, I can barely believe it. My prize is a weekend on Dragon Shifter Island! I go there, my heart racing, my mind blank. I meet two gorgeous dragon shifters, both of whom are looking for a mate. They come on to me strong, and I know I can’t fight their advances for long. Maybe, I don’t even want to. But, when a third dragon shifter from a rival clan appears, all Hell breaks loose. The clock is ticking, and danger is just around the corner. I feel we all want the same thing, but something is holding me back. I know they will give their lives to protect me, but can our worlds ever make peace?
VS Note: A re-edited re-release.
I’m the only undead detective in the city. Most people hate my kind, including Jason, the hot new crime lab tech. Despite his prejudice, I want to sink my fangs—and more—into him every time he crosses my path. When I refuse to drop a forbidden case, I take a gamble and trust Jason. The young deer shifter shows defiance, not fear, but ultimately, he bends to my will. The dangerous case pushes us together until the tension between us explodes. Soon I realize I like more about Jason than his beautiful body and warm, rich blood. Is there a chance, he’ll stay with me even though I’m a risk to his life, not just his heart? AmazonKU
Brew4U is renowned for its wide variety of coffees and baked goodies, but mochas with a side of murder is a new twist on the menu! When a body is found behind Raeann’s coffeehouse during the Fourth of July festival, everybody is confused. The victim isn’t carrying any ID or anything else other than a mysterious note with her first name, signed by a woman nobody’s heard of. For the first time ever, Noelle and Hunter are stumped. The woman has no apparent ties to the town, and the only obvious suspect couldn’t have done it. Meanwhile, Addy and Belle are dealing with a recalcitrant ghost who’s coming close to putting Keyhole Lake on the map for all the wrong reasons. Throw in a mysterious bracelet with an inscription but no owner and you have a typical week in Keyhole Lake! AmazonKU
Wolf shifter Riley Savage thought his fated mate was lost in the river almost seven years ago. But when it’s revealed that not only is she alive, but also she’s a witch who’s been hiding from him, fury doesn’t begin to describe how Riley feels. He’s determined to get answers and hits nothing but dead ends. And then she shows up in Arcana Falls. Despite how angry he is, the desire to claim, bite, and knot her is stronger. Warring between anger and biological urges, Riley malfunctions. It’s not healthy for an alpha shifter to reject his fated mate, so the council alphas vote for a one-week lockdown for them in Tyson’s cabin. Forced proximity with an angry alpha wolf shifter who is torn between knotting you sixty-nine ways to sunday and ringing your neck? Are you ready for the sparks to fly? AmazonKU
After spending the last two years locked in one deadly struggle after the next, Rowan Summerwaite deserves delicious meals, excellent sex and uninterrupted sleep on high-quality linens. But when two separate investigations converge in unexpected ways and a new threat to the Treaty blows into town, there’s no rest for the wicked. And she’ll need help. Genevieve Aubert, a seven-hundred-year-old witch from a powerful familial line, has become more than a formidable ally. To Rowan, she’s become a friend. To Darius, a Dust Devil from the Trick, where she’s now a priestess, she’s the key to unlocking his magic. The pretty flower to his motorcycles and bruised knuckles. Soon, the dangerous reality becomes clear. It isn’t just wayward witches. It isn’t just egotistical Vampires. What’s brewing in the desert will take a witch, a Dust Devil and a human vessel to a goddess to save those they’ve sworn to protect.
Celeste Delacroix’s sister is dead. This is unfortunate…sort of. But it’s also an opportunity to return to the realm of Eiren and begin anew, if noxscura will allow her. Cursed with dark magic, living virtuously has always eluded Celeste, but she’s determined to right the wrongs she wrought in the sleepy village of Briarwyke and maybe even find her ever after, happiness unrequired and, as she sees it, undeserved. But darkness accompanies Celeste as keenly as clumsiness and shame, and when she accidentally releases a new evil on Briarwyke, she must find a divine source of magic to destroy it. Sir Reeve, Holy Knight of Valcord, is one such divine source—not to mention incredibly handsome—and as luck would have it, already intent on vanquishing the evil that plagues Briarwyke. Unfortunately, he believes that evil to be a noxscura-wielding witch who has desecrated his faith’s temple: Celeste herself. Abyss-bent on fulfilling his destiny, Reeve’s virtue and beliefs have never wavered because the world is simple, after all—there are those who are good, and those who are evil, and evil must be destroyed. But what happens when a perceived evil requests assistance in defeating an even greater threat? Can Celeste and Reeve band together to save Briarwyke, or will their contempt for one another be their downfall? AmazonKU
Thurston – Shifter medicine is my passion, and I’m excited to share my company’s big break at a conference. But when there’s only one bed, offering to share it with squirrel shifter Felix Ardila is the least I can do. My inner owl falls fast for him, and even though our animal sides are natural enemies, all I want to do is protect him. But when circumstances beyond my control keep us apart, how can I convince him I’ll do anything for my mate? Felix – I’m the one who other shifters come to for help. So when Thurston Hughes gives me a helping… hand during my heat, then ghosts me back home, it hurts more than it should. He can’t know that I’m struggling with symptoms of creep, the fertility illness we’re both trying to cure, and I’ve never felt more alone. This might be my last chance to build the family I’ve always wanted, but can I count on him to be there for me? AmazonKU
Abandoned at birth, I’ve grown up believing I was worthless until my sixteenth birthday when I discovered I was an Omega. Since Omegas are rare and hunted by alphas to increase their power, I’m given to the future alpha of the Solarius pack—a vicious wolf who treats me worse than his father ever did. The night the fae attack, I’m seen by another, much stronger alpha—one who claims I’m his fated mate. But that’s impossible and not something I want. Elias takes me with him regardless, determined to win me over despite the walls I’ve spent years building around myself. When another alpha claims I’m fated to him, too, my Omega instincts rise to the surface for the first time, and with each day that passes, I want nothing more than to surrender myself to them. To let them claim me. My only refuge is in the shadows of a dungeon where the mysterious fae prisoner says I owe him a debt. I know all fae are evil and dangerous, but there’s something about Rueven I can’t resist. Wolves and fae have always been at war with each other, and the moon and star gods are forever watching. But maybe if I help Rueven escape, then the war between our species might finally end. AmazonKU
They’ve arrived. Ten thousand Norsemen, encircling the fort where Tamsin grew up. Up there, behind those high walls, hundreds of Vanirdøtur huddle together to keep safe from the enemy. So the Viking occupation begins. Norse voices rise into the air as Gofraid’s army settles in for the long haul, forming a siege camp full of thousands of cursed men. Tamsin and her Dubliners must scheme to break the siege apart. It seems impossible; she is just one Vanirdottir amidst this roiling mass of warriors. And her Dubliners are few. But there is nothing quite like the stuffy intimacy of a siege camp to grow close to the men around you. She learns much more about the men who are fated to her. She learns why Ivar wears runes upon his skin… and how his deep knowledge of Freya’s teachings could benefit them all, if he could only set aside the pain of his past and his own obstinate attitude. Because in the end, when faced with such staggering obstacles, the only thing they can truly rely on is each other. AmazonKU
Disaster has left Levi’s once mighty Court of Metal in shambles, and he is now besieged from every side. Word has spread about his weakened state, which emboldens enemies from both without and within. In a mad scramble for survival, he must deal with both the other dark mages inside Malgrave as well as a lurking threat from the north. At the same time, Eve faces a struggle of her own. She should know what the right path is, but after everything that has happened, she is no longer so sure. Torn between her head and her heart, she tries desperately to walk the line between good and evil without fully choosing side. But some decisions cannot be unmade. And some consequences are irreversible. Levi and Eve are from two completely separate worlds that are impossible to unite. Is there any hope for their relationship? Or will the chasm between them remain forever unbridgeable? AmazonKU
A group of ruthless beasts kidnap me. Now I’m a hostage—a pawn in a game I didn’t know I was playing. The shifters, cruel and calculating, condemn me to an unthinkable fate—to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Amidst the chaos of the auction, a figure emerges from the shadows, exuding authority and power. Braxton, a powerful alpha, commands attention with a presence that’s as irresistible as it is daunting. When his gaze locks onto mine, an unexpected twist occurs—he claims me as his own, bidding an astonishing price to secure me. Stripped of my freedom, I’m trapped in a gilded cage. I’m torn between my intense resentment and the magnetic pull to the alpha that I can’t ignore. I must decide whether the bond forming between us will be my downfall or my ultimate salvation. AmazonKU
Her first hate and first love are back in town. Things are about to get heated…Cat Byrne seems sweet, but she’s hiding a volcanic temper. Her anger-fueled fire magic can melt tires off cars. Then her ex-best friend moves back to town, and the guy keeps popping up in inconvenient places, making sure she’s running at a constant simmer. Rafael Aguado hopes to calm the waters between him and Cat, but that’s hard to do when she’d rather see him boil alive. Maybe the water elemental could cool her off with time, but he has romantic competition. Rafael lost Cat to a handsome earth elemental years ago, and he refuses to let his rival win again. Even if it means kissing the hell out of the magical man to throw him off balance. Aspen Baumann’s last relationship taught him an important lesson: never settle for less. Determined to have both the people he wants in his bed, the earth elemental attempts to regrow the bond between the estranged pair–with him rooted directly in the middle. Hopefully, enough indecently steamy encounters can wash away past mistakes. AmazonKU
The world ended the night I was born. Coincidence? I think not. Stuck living in the catacombs underneath what used to be NYC, I’ve managed to stay hidden… and alive… and safe… ish. But when my guardian fails to return from a supply run, I’m forced to contemplate life on the surface. Worse? Three warriors have infiltrated my home, insisting that I am the last gold dragon they’ve been searching for. That everything I know–everything I’ve believed–is a lie. And more? They each think they’re mated… to me. AmazonKU
She asked for a monster hunter. She got him instead. Wildly wealthy Miss Elizabeth Delane has spent her last twenty-two years hiding from marriage offers in small, picturesque Oakenridge, a quaint village hidden from society in the heart of the wooded northern mountains. Her planned spinsterhood was working out just fine until vampires moved in a year ago. Now her father is missing, the monsters have taken over the village, and her only hope at survival rests on a hunter she’s never met. Little does Elizabeth know, the man has a secret: Benjamin Oliver is not a vampire hunter. He’s the executive director of GHOST, a renowned guild of monster hunters, and he’s determined to…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
One kiss completes the bond—the alpha’s mate hunted as a lycan witch. Everyone knows not to cross Gideon Disantollo, the dangerous alpha of the Silver Wolf Pack, and every witch knows not to enter his territory… But gambling in his bar lands me bitten and changed, and I quickly realize Gideon is the only one I can turn to. Because I never expected to be hunted by both sides—my coven and the lycan council. And I definitely didn’t expect my mother to lead the hunt. Now, I’m desperately trying to control the growing powers within me—the witch’s ancient fire and my wolf, who grows stronger with each day spent near our mate—as I hunt for the dark witch guarding the Lockwood Forest wishing well. And I have to do something about this mate bond between me and Gideon… before it’s too late for us both. AmazonKU
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