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.
VS Note: Exciting to see a new series from one of my favorite authors!
Chrys – A hero of the battle for the Thirteenth System, Chrys was part of a small group that waged a stealth war against unspeakable evil. With the enemy defeated, he is eager to resume his career at one of the Thirteen Systems’ mighty cartels. Called home to distant Genji by a mysterious bequest, he must balance his duty and career. Unable to delay critical technology development, he takes his engineering partner with him. It is not the first time he has worked side-by-side with Verity, but as the voyage unfolds, he discovers a lovely woman in the place of his battle comrade. Verity – Verity has harbored a hidden crush on Chrys for years. As much as she wants him to view her as a desirable woman, he considers her only a battle comrade and business associate. Assigned to assist him in developing technology critical to colonizing the Thirteenth System, she is thrilled when it means traveling with him to Genji. When Chrys falls under suspicion of murder, it will take all their courage and wit to free him. At the outer edge of the galaxy, on a backwater planet, Chrys discovers a legacy that will alter his future while Verity fights for her dreams.
VS Note: Always a favorite anthology!
Blast off into adventure with the eighth installment of PETS IN SPACE, a dynamic anthology of 11 never-before-seen science fiction romance stories! Rocket through the multi-verses brimming with heart-pounding escapades, swoon-worthy romances, and the best pet sidekicks ever! Each story will pull you into the far-flung corners of the cosmos with intrepid heroes and heroines you’ll want to cheer for as they fight to save their world and find their happily ever afters. You’ll adore the furry, feathered, and scaly friends who have come to help their brave human companions on their quests.
VS Note: I just read book one and really liked it. Slow burn for sure though. Reading book two now. One clicked book three.
After a harrowing journey through infected territory, Jane Finch, her loyal Great Dane, and her equally protective almost-zombie Grey have reached the military base in the mountains. It’s supposed to be safe. But the last thing they can do is drop their guard. Surrounded by soldiers, reeling from her first kiss with Grey and the news that he has a wife, Jane is separated from Grey. The loss leaves her aching. Then she’s thrust into a tenuous role of ‘behavioral investigator’ for the base. When she uncovers a shocking truth, she’s desperate to reach Grey. Kept in chains and subject to constant tests, Grey is torn between reclaiming his life as Commander Jack Hale and embracing his altered state. The base’s expert doctor and the woman claiming to be Jack’s wife insist that he needs to focus on training soldiers and leave Jane behind. But those same people are keeping deadly secrets—including feral zombies in cages. Grey is told that Jane makes him feral. But his altered instincts are convinced he belongs with her—and that she’s in terrible danger. And he’s right. There’s a hidden enemy in the base, a traitor plotting to destroy all the survivors. If being feral means he can save his pack, does he even want to be human?
From a bucket of bolts to the “man” of her dreams. Addy – My three years in space were not kind to me. Now that I’ve been rescued, my antique robotic companion gives me a sense of safety and comfort. Until…someone tinkers first with his programming, then with his metallic carcass. How do I put my fears behind me now that he’s a sexy humanoid hunk whose only desire is to care for and protect me? Unixx – The transition from thinking in ones and zeros to sentience wasn’t easy, but it was child’s play compared to coping with emotions. I’m a robot, so my feelings can’t be love, can they? Although I’ll do anything to help Addy feel safe, will her fears keep my final masculine upgrade lying in a box in the workshop? AmazonKU
Who was Jack the Ripper? Not who anyone expects him to be…Two competing Ripperologists return to the crime scene to further their secret ambitions but instead, fall hopelessly for one another. They couldn’t know an obsessed Jack searches for them in Whitechapel 1888. He knows exactly who is searching for him while he hides in plain sight. What better way to conceal his identity than eliminate his hunters? Amazon
The blue alien who rescues me from pirates says we’re married. As if! But he’s so damned tempting… as is his wicked tail. ELLA – All the bigwigs on Earth said I’d have a bright future in space. Yeah, right! They obviously knew nothing, ’cause I’m sweating in the bows of an alien pirate ship. The lizards who captured me figured out right quick I’ve got a way with machines. Thank god, I’ve concocted one hell of an escape plan. Then he waltzes into the middle of it, seven-feet of handsome wrapped in blue skin and horns. Human guys never wanted me, but Tark doesn’t even bother to say hello. Nope! I get the alien who leaps straight to, “We’re married!” Tark looks at me like I hung the moon, and the heat of his touch gets my motor running. But I’ve got zero experience, ’cause I’ve been fooled before. TARK – Even though I’m in the middle of an important mission, I jump at the chance to rescue a Hyoo-mon female. After all, she might be my fated mate. And she is! Ell-Laa is big, strong, beautiful… and grumpy. But I don’t care. My best friend’s a grump, and I speak their secret language. Her frowns can’t hide her big heart. Or the way she breathes my name when I touch her. When enemies threaten to tear us apart, I fight for her. I’ll risk everything to protect her, do anything to claim her. Ell-Laa is mine. AmazonKU
Desperate to escape the frozen labor planet to complete his crucial mission, Kal wishes he could remember his orders, who he worked for, or who he was before his memory wipe. On her first solo assignment to rescue a foreign angel, Indra discovers that, despite her impeccable training, she is not warrior material. She cares too much to follow orders. Her life turns upside down when the captain of the Blue Phantom assigns her a spirited, telepathic feline named Panthera. But a new kind of evil threatens to subjugate the galaxy, and it came on the wings of the rescued angel. Torn between duty, and what she thinks is right, will Indra dare to violate angel rule? If she’s wrong, and Kal is an agent of evil, it could plunge the entire galaxy into eternal torment.
She was made for me, and now I will prove to her that she is MINE. Fay: I never believed in aliens or vampires. Turns out I was wrong on both accounts when Earth is suddenly facing an alien invasion. And not just ordinary aliens, but ancient ones and vampires at that. I didn’t think things could possibly get crazier than that, but then one of them declares that I am HIS. I want to deny him, but he brings out feelings in me I have never experienced before. AZAZEL: I was not going to partake in Behlial’s sick quest, but once I lay eyes on the delectable Nayphyllym in front of me, I know I will fight for her. She will be MINE, or I will be dead, those are the only two acceptable outcomes. AmazonKU
Sylas Hayes had only just learned that humans were not alone in the universe when he lost the man he pined for to an alien. Heartbroken, and distrusting of their new allies, Sylas decides that love is not worth the pain. Ksa’in is the first kyphomi to serve on a human spaceship. One crewman catches his attention from the very start. But Sylas is reeling from a recent heartbreak, and Ksa’in is haunted by a past loss. After Sylas is abducted by alien rebels, Ksa’in is determined to find him and bring him back where he belongs. Stranded on an inhospitable planet, they are forced to rely on one another to survive and with each new danger they face together, an unexpected bond begins to form. Will they find true love amidst the chaos or will the universe tear them apart? AmazonKU
Okay, two’s company, three’s a crowd. But four males? That’s just an orgy waiting to happen. Things on Artaxa Prime are about to get much more complicated. I’ve already been claimed by three males on this alien planet, and now Thurin, my knight in shining armor, has claimed me as his reina, which loosely translates to soulmate. And these Draconians take that shit seriously. Now, to rescue one of the others from captivity, I have to play along with this new development or be auctioned off to yet another tribe of eager males all looking for a breeding cow. But the more time I spend with my Draconian male, the closer we grow, and I’m left wondering if there actually is something to this reina shit, after all. He’s charming, in a golden-retriever sort of way, he’s packing double the heat down below, and though his landings leave much to be desired, the way he holds me when he flies–mmmmmm. Do I really have room in my bedroll for one more alien male? Because this one’s not interested in letting me go, and I’m not sure I even want him to anymore. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Shantiport was supposed to be a gateway to the stars. But the city is sinking, and its colonist rulers aren’t helping anyone but themselves. Lina, a daughter of failed revolutionaries, has no desire to escape Shantiport. She loves her city and would do anything to save its people. This is, in fact, the plan for her life, made before she was even born. Her brother, Bador, is a small monkey bot with a big attitude and bigger ambitions. He wants a chance to leave this dead-end planet and explore the universe on his own terms. But that would mean abandoning the family he loves—even if they do take him for granted. When Shantiport’s resident tech billionaire coerces Lina into retrieving a powerful artifact rumored to be able to reshape reality, forces from before their time begin coalescing around the siblings. And when you throw in a piece of sentient, off-world tech with the ability to grant three wishes into the mix… None of the city’s powers will know what hit them.
VS Note: Not listed as a romance. For the DUNE readers and fans…a scifi release of note.
Set two years before Dune: Princess of Dune is the never-before-told story of two key women in the life of Paul Muad’Dib—Princess Irulan, his wife in name only, and Paul’s true love, the Fremen Chani. Both women become central to Paul’s galaxy-spanning Imperial reign. Raised in the Imperial court and born to be a political bargaining chip, Irulan was sent at an early age to be trained as a Bene Gesserit Sister. As Princess Royal, she also learned important lessons from her father—the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV. Now of marriageable age, Princess Irulan sees the machinations of the many factions vying for power—the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, the Spacing Guild, the Imperial throne, and a ruthless rebellion in the Imperial military. The young woman has a wise and independent streak and is determined to become much more than a pawn to be moved about on anyone’s gameboard. Meanwhile, on Arrakis, Chani—the daughter of Liet-Kynes, the Imperial Planetologist who serves under the harsh rule of House Harkonnen—is trained in the Fremen mystical ways by an ancient Reverend Mother. Brought up to believe in her father’s ecological dream of a green Arrakis, she follows Liet around to Imperial testing stations, surviving the many hazards of desert life. Chani soon learns the harsh cost of Fremen dreams and obligations under the oppressive boot heel of the long Harkonnen occupation.
She. Is. Mine. A monster scarred by his past…Maran – For years, I’ve hidden my scars from the world. Until my father orders me to reproduce with a human female. The last thing I want is anyone’s pity, but I’m sure a business arrangement can be made. Except this isn’t just business. From the second I see her, I know we’re fated mates. How can a female so beautiful, so wise, possibly want a flawed warrior like me? A beauty desperate for help…Laura – I came to Eliopan with a dream, but money doesn’t stretch as far as I’d thought here, and things aren’t looking good. So when an alien giant makes me an offer I literally can’t refuse it. Except this isn’t just business. From the second he looks in my eyes I know we’re meant to be together. How can I persuade him that I see past his scars? Amazon
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.
Can a group of performers take on an entire alien species? Do they want to, if the price of the truth is their own popularity and the safety of billions? Phex, Missit, and their pantheons are the most popular gods in the galaxy and the aliens will stop at nothing to keep them singing. But with great fame comes great responsibility. As Phex finally understands the consequences of the music he produces, he is forced to choose between being a god and destroying humanity. If you could sing peace into the bones of the universe, would you? Even if no one wanted salvation?
Ready for an offbeat trek across the galaxy? 3rd Earth Girl From the Sun is an eclectic collection of sci-fi romance stories from four eclectic indie authors. There’s plenty of adventure, suspense, mystery, horror, and pure camp to go around! Are you ready to explore an abandoned research ship? Solve a mystery in a cybernetic neon-lit future? Travel halfway across the galaxy to get your horse back? Or maybe just survive a first date in a small town? Proceeds will benefit PEN America, a nonprofit organization that works to defend and celebrate free expression in the United States and worldwide through the advancement of literature and human rights. AmazonKU
I had a plan! I knew exactly what was going to happen for the rest of my life. My daughter would return from her time on Hydor, and then we’d live our lives happily ever after in our cottage by the sea. But now I’m living with a bounty hunter hired by the Hydorian king to protect me, and I’m due to board a ship to live the rest of my life on an alien planet. I never thought I’d love again after losing my husband all those years ago. But I had my daughter Kazia to keep me going; she was my life’s joy. Now she has her own family and baby on the way. Still, I am a mother ’til the end, and I will protect her wherever she goes…even if it’s on the alien planet that killed my husband. But before I can figure out how to come to terms with this new life before me, I find myself drawn to Dash, the bounty hunter who has been sworn to protect me. He has Hydorian blood and towers over me. He’s tattooed and bearded, gruff and greying. Dash is the daddy everyone wants to love. And it doesn’t take us long before we share the same bed and fall in love. It turns out we have the fated mates bond. After all, he saved me and loves taking me as his. Dash is human and Hydorian. He’s strong and protective of me. I’m drawn to him in a way I can’t understand—and he keeps calling me his bonded mate. But in this new situation, I can only hope …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
I thought we were untouchable, safe from The Registry and the invaders who essentially turned my people into their slaves. But my idyllic life was brought to an abrupt end when the Enforcers ripped us from our homes, tearing families apart. I was certain my defiance of the new laws would surely result in my death until I heard that fateful word: Breeder. Not only was I selected to breed with one of the very creatures I grew to fear and hate. But I was chosen for him. Their leader. So fierce, and cruel. So why do I tremble when he stares at me with his mesmerizing green eyes? Or tremble when he touches me. Why does he make me forget what his people have done to mine, what he’s done to me? I am now his to do with whatever and however he pleases. And I’m left to wonder, if death would have been preferable. Amazon
VS Note: Cliffhanger, per some reviews. Author says HFN. Reverse harem.
I woke up, covered in blood during the Zombie apocalypse and with no memory of anything about myself. My name is Letty, I borrowed it from the first zombie nurse I killed in this effed up new world. If you’re looking for a damsel in distress story, this one isn’t it, I do the saving most of the time. I am fast. I am strong. I am invisible to Zombies and that makes me the ultimate weapon. I am the last hope for the group of woman that counts on me to protect them. My life is simple. I know that I am not human and I try to stay away from warm flesh and anything with a heartbeat or a circulatory system because accidents happen. I have a slight suspicion that I am infected with the virus. I have no heartbeat, and each cut heals in seconds. My life is about to change when I meet a group of ex-military men on a mission inside the hospital. On that day I met Carlos, Ramon, Chris and Angel. Things get heated fast and I end up getting very friendly with the guys. What can I say, even a undead girl has needs. Even though I don’t need to be saved, those four managed to touch my heart and saved me from the life of isolation and loneliness. Nothing like knowing that another person loves you to make you feel alive. AmazonKU
My simple life is uprooted when a wounded alien breaks into my veterinary clinic. A snarling, horned, clawed, devilishly handsome alien whose burning eyes make me quiver needs my help. I can’t refuse. Despite my fear, I nurse the wounded alien back to health, and the way he wants to thank me is rather… unorthodox. Let’s just say I don’t let all my patients do what he does to me. Afterwards, my simple life will never be the same again, and not only because the beast’s touch has changed me in ways I can’t describe without blushing. The government is hunting him — and me! To them, he’s an escaped asset that needs to be captured, and I gave him shelter. That makes us both enemies of the state. His brothers are out there in the wild, and we need to find them fast… before our time runs out. AmazonKU
Stevie – Living through the end of the world is boring—and I’ve been living through it for months. A zombie apocalypse has taken over Earth. Studying for finals? No longer the most stressful thing I have to endure. I have to survive, and with the help of my sorority sisters, we’ve been managing. Threats loom closer to our secluded house, and just when I think all luck has run out. They show up. Marrec – I did not imagine coming to this strange and dying planet would lead me to Stee-vee. The tiny hu-nim declares me as her friend shortly after my arrival, and I do not protest. There is much about her that calls to me, and I do not wish to leave her side. As hours pass, and days end, I know for certain: I will not return home without her. AmazonKU
VS Note: Sounded good. Went back and got book one.
If the lights go out forever, can love survive? Return to the story about a world without power where a group of strong women have come together to not only survive the apocalypse but thrive in it. Still haunted by her time in the Middle East, Sergeant Geri Fischer is grateful to be stationed in the simple, almost boring town of Astoria. When First Sergeant Taylor Barnes asks her to escort a civilian on a mission, she accepts out of duty, or at least until she meets the woman she is assigned to protect. Julia Sharpe wants to restart a US postal route, beginning in Astoria and ending in San Francisco. The only practical means is to go by train, but parts of the journey travel through dangerous territory. For her protection, she is assigned a military escort, which she doesn’t want.
The world Sam and Laura have built together with their children is nearly perfect. There is nothing Laura would change about it, but Sam can’t shake an idea, a dream that is close to her heart. An idea that will test their love, courage, and desire for a new beginning. Taylor and Jackie run the bustling town of Astoria together with tremendous success. Rarely do they not see eye-to-eye on an idea. Yet, when one town member’s proposal comes between them, things become a little less easy and are only made more complicated when trouble rides into town. If you like stories with romance and adventure mixed with conflict and heroism, then you will love KC Luck’s page-turning new book “Darkness Unknown.” This full-length novel, which can be read as a stand-alone book, is closely tied to the previous stories in the best-selling Darkness series, starting with “Darkness Falls.” These books have an end-of-the-world/dystopian theme but are significantly more focused on strong and capable female characters in loving, sapphic relationships. AmazonKU
I should celebrate that I found my fated mate. But how can I when she’s pregnant with another man’s child? Orion – I’ve avoided my fated mate for months, but now she’s sitting in my office. As the ship’s counselor, I shouldn’t turn her away, but being with her and not acting on the mating bond is torture. I knew Lexi was my mate the first time I saw her. The captain was giving his pre-launch speech and our gaze caught across the room. The pull was instantaneous, but when I got close to her, I realized my worse nightmare. She’s pregnant with another man’s child, and I vowed I’d never have children. Lexi – Getting pregnant right before a seven-year mission into deep space wasn’t what I planned. But I’m not upset about it. I’ve always wanted a big family with lots of kids. I just don’t want to do it alone. Now, I have a new mission. Find a husband before this baby is born. I already have some prospects, but none of them are the man I want. I’ve never felt an attraction as strong as what I feel for Orion, and I know he feels it, too. So why does he keep pushing me away? AmazonKU
Welcome to the Most Elite Auction in the Nova Dominion. These beautiful human females are choosing new lives. Will you be the lucky one to win? Earth was dying, stripped of its human resources to fight in alien wars for the ever-feuding leaders of the Nova Dominion. To escape an uncertain fate on this desolate planet, the Earthling Lottery was created. Sold to humanity as an opportunity for a brighter future, winning seemed like a dream come true. Yet, beneath the surface, it concealed a much darker agenda…For Jasmine Nura, leaving Earth had always been a dream, and she’d finally found her chance with the human resistance. Trained for a mission to topple the ruthless galactic overlords, her task was simple: play the blushing bride, gain the trust of an unsuspecting warlord, and then bring him down. Little did she expect to fall so deeply for the man who represented everything she’d been taught to despise…As the newest member of the Elite Nova Dominion, Warlord Braxl Sar has no interest in the Alien Auction. Pressured by his ruthless father into taking a human bride, he’s weary of the self-serving politics that dictate his life. He craves change, and it might just come in the form of a spirited human woman who ignites his passion…Their desire knows no bounds. Their connection is magnetic. But in this mission of death, is there room for love? AmazonKU
VS note: 12K novella.
I thought I’d escaped the apocalypse by running to the bayou…but there’s something out here with me. Since aliens invaded Earth, I’ve stayed locked down in a hunting cabin, biding my time until it’s safe to come out. But when I find strange tracks in the wetlands, I realize the aliens have come after me. That’s when I meet Nyrik, the reptilian hunter intent on returning me to his overlords. After watching me hunt, though, Nyrik decides I’m worthy of rescue—and to make it worth his while, he proposes that we play a deadly game with even deadlier prey. I’ll have to hunt an alien beast and cut off its head in order to survive…all while fending off my undeniable attraction to the apex predator who set it free. AmazonKU
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VS Note: Picking a book from my backlist at random, here’s COLONY UNDER SIEGE: INTERSTELLAR PLAGUE. Yes, I wrote it during COVID but this story of a colony world has been on my mind for a long time. I love writing medical scifi romance and this series (two books so far, intended to be a five book series) tells the story of a young doctor, the only one on the colony planet, and her adventures.
Newly graduated from a prestigious interstellar medical school, Dr. Saffia Mandell has been assigned to the Haven Two colony on the galaxy’s outer rim as the only doctor for some 2000 human residents. She’s counting the days until her five years there is up, trying to adjust to rural living after life in the crowded Inner Sectors and fighting her attraction to Chief Ranger Micah Navonn. She’s dreading the upcoming tourist season when the rich and pampered will descend on the planet for the scenic wonders and novel sports opportunities and no doubt inundate her little clinic but the colony depends on the seasonal income to survive.
As the senior official for his people, the Calinurra, the indigenous inhabitants of Haven Two, Micah enforces the treaty, regulates the tourist permits, patrols the forests and resists his fascination with Dr. Mandell. He never expected to be involved with a human woman and doesn’t want to believe in the concept of a fated mate. He wants to keep his life simple and isn’t ready for any long term commitment. Besides Saffia keeps proclaiming she’ll be leaving when her appointment is up in four and a half years so why should he risk his heart?
Then a ship arrives unexpectedly carrying a very ill little girl and soon the deadly virus is spreading through Haven Two. The colony authorities are desperate to cover up the problem to preserve the all-important tourist season and Saffia and Micah have to work together to battle the outbreak, the local administration and their undeniable feelings for each other.
Can the colony survive? And will Micah and Saffia be able to move past their fears about entanglements to act on the mutual attraction?
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Safia Meziane has trained since birth to protect her tribe, the family she holds so dear. All along she told herself the legends she was raised with were simply that. But now, she must call upon all of her skills to fight what lies ahead. Evil has come to their small town on the coast of Algeria, evil that Safia can feel but cannot see. She is terrified she will not be able to protect the ones she loves. As her family’s “chosen one,” she has always believed she would face this task alone—until her family reveals she has been promised to a warrior who will join her. An outsider. A Carpathian. . . .Petru Cioban is one of the oldest Carpathians in existence, and he has spent all that time without the soothing presence of his lifemate. For two thousand years he has waited for this woman to be reborn, only to find her in the sights of a monster he has fought before, a vampire risen again to finish a battle started centuries ago. Now, Petru must face his greatest enemy and his greatest shame. He has no hope that Safia will forgive his betrayal once the memories of her past life return to her. But he will not make the same mistake again, even if he has to sacrifice everything for the woman who has claimed his immortal soul.
My fiancé’s mother is a real monster-in-law & she’s determined to break us up. I’ve been dating an orc, Jarum, for a few months when he proposes. I hesitate before saying yes. I want to be with him, but I’m nervous about what might be expected from an orc bride. When I agree, he says we can’t fully mate until his parents approve and I’ve completed two ancient orc marriage tests. We love each other, so the tests will be easy, right? We travel to the orc kingdom, where I meet his mother, who implies she doesn’t think I’m good enough for her darling son. Then she begins the tests. Who would’ve thought impaling her in the chest with an axe would impress her? As soon as I please Jarum’s mom, he and I will be joined in wedded bliss. But one cultural blunder on my part leads to another, and I worry I can’t make this work. Can a human and an orc merge two worlds together to find their happy ever after? AmazonKU
What could be more frightening than a blood bond with a vampire? Finding out that vampires are the least of her worries. Hollie is trapped between formidable forces who want to use them in their sibling war for power. Only by deepening the bond with the dashing vamp who wants to claim her as his mate can she hope to escape. But the vamp can’t do it alone. She needs all of her Fae friends to survive. The only problem is: Fae and vampire are mortal enemies. If she can’t win the battle between friends, there’s no way she’ll win the war against worse.
Once again, the cases are stacking up thick and fast for our intrepid Witch PI. Jill must try and prove that the ‘other’ Jack Maxwell is innocent of the murder for which he was incarcerated. And why has the queen of the Yellas been sleeping for weeks? As if all that wasn’t enough, Winky and his brother, Socks, need Jill’s help to recover the cash stolen from them. AmazonKU
Harley has been out of the dating scene for a century. He’s still hung up on Ciaran, the one that got away. Though vampires are supposed to be immune to vampire bites, his last bite from Ciaran left him temporarily paralyzed while Ciaran vanished without a trace. Now Ciaran’s back, and Harley has to decide whether he wants answers or Ciaran more. Ciarán didn’t want to run from the sweetest vampire he’d ever met, but his life was already complicated with a sire bond and a rare vampire ability. Now that he’s resolved his conflicts with the vampire council, he’s too shy to approach Harley. With the aid of the club’s strategically designed coffin, Ciarán apologizes with a pleasure-filled bite. Will it be enough to earn Harley’s trust?…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
VS note: Hard cover only? Disney.
Edited by New York Times best-selling author, Elizabeth Lim, this Twisted Tale anthology features sixteen twisted short stories with new takes on fan-favorite Disney films. Swoon as Ariel and Eric meet right after the Little Mermaid saves her prince; join Tiana and Naveen on a race to get back to Maldonia; take a ride on a pirate space ship with Jim Hawkins; and uncover just what power Tinker Bell’s pixie dust holds. Amazon
Hannah Hickok has a lot on her mind. She’s engaged, with a wedding around the corner.
She and her husband-to-be Cooper Wyatt are building a house near the cosplay western town she inherited from her late grandmother. And she’s gearing up for a fight with the witch who wants to steal her magic and kill her. All of that falls by the wayside when Hannah realizes that people are starting to develop magical crushes…and the outcome is ugly when the fighting begins. First up is local Sheriff James Boone’s teenage daughter. She’s overwhelmed by a spell when her latest crush’s attention is on the line. Then the women at the bakery, all sisters, start fighting over the same man. Then Cooper decides to come to blows for Hannah’s honor and it almost results in someone’s death. Hannah is understandably confused. The only thing she knows without question is that there’s witchy magic afoot. Where is it coming from, though? Hannah’s life is leading toward a specific fight. This fight, however, needs to be won before she can look to the future. Unfortunately for Hannah, the odds of winning are long. There’s no evading the fight. So, here it comes. AmazonKU AB
In a world full of Vicious Beasts, if you are not a predator, you are prey. With my life going down in literal flames I ran from everything. From my father, from a forced marriage, from my mates. Now, charged with a crime I didn’t commit, they’re all hunting me. And they’re all furious. The dangerous deputy headmaster of Animus Academy manages to catch me and along with three of my five mates we’re taken back to the prison-school they use to teach feral beasts how to be civilised. Now I’m locked up with the very men I’ve been trying to avoid all my life. No one can know who my mates are. No one can know who I really am. Because if they do, it’s lights out for me. I’ll be chained up and bred until I die. And I refuse to allow that to happen. The only problem? My mates are really dangerous. As in Grade A lethal monsters that everyone is terrified of, and their eyes are fixed on me. AmazonKU
The thrilling next installment in the bestselling Children of the Gods series! As Aru and his team embark on a perilous mission, their past and present converge in a meeting that holds the key to their fate. AmazonKU
There’s treasure in the hills surrounding Naghatune Bay. But the small coastal town of eccentric citizens and magickal secrets isn’t fond of outsiders, and no one’s happy about the attention brought by the discovery. When a treasure hunter ends up dead in the middle of Suri Mudge’s teahouse, the reluctant medium is the prime suspect. Misfortune goes from bad to worse when the snooty antiquities expert examining the curious cache dies, too—at the same time a mysterious sickness begins spreading through the town. With the deputy sheriff in the hospital, the locals don’t know where to turn for help. But Suri is no stranger to suspicious deaths or cranky ghosts. As the only person who can communicate with the recently departed, she might be the town’s sole hope for solving the murders and saving her neighbors.
Quinn – Aster has been my best friend since forever. He loves Oliver Creek and while we’ve lived in separate parts of the country since college, he encouraged me to come to his town. He thinks I came all this way for a business opportunity but really…I’m here for him. I’ve always loved Aster but never had the guts to tell him. Now is my my chance. Aster – I knew Quinn would fit in here, not only as a healer but as a part of this town. I’ve always admired him for his gentleness and care with his patients but that’s not why I asked him to come here. I’m in love with him. Always have been. But the timing was never right. Now is my chance. AmazonKU
Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something … cursed? In the midst of my dream destination wedding, Aunt Lavender’s gift—a vintage locket—reveals a chilling secret: it’s cursed with remnants of a dark spell from decades past. Suddenly, a falling chandelier, spoiled food, and a jealous old flame from Clint’s past take center stage, pushing me to the shadows of what is meant to be the most important event of my life. Fortunately, I have a magic cat on my side. At least, with the proper incentive, she’ll stand by me. Can we break the curse in time for our sunset ceremony? Or would we have been better off eloping some place warm and tropical—and minus one well-meaning, but eccentric aunt? AmazonKU
In the death throes of an endless summer, tempers ignite when a suspicious death rocks the mountain town of Shadow Cove. The primary suspect is Axel, the personal assistant to Bella Sanders and the love interest of her twin sister Donna. How well do the sisters know Axel? His origins are shrouded in mystery, and his abilities are the stuff of legend. The question of his innocence compels the twins down different roads and tests their faith in their magic and the limits of their hearts. Will the sisters come together to help stop an unstoppable killer? AmazonKU
Bond Girl Head Honcho, Queen Vampire Councilwoman, and now Dragon-Mama Extraordinaire, Hailey Whitfield is exhausted. Having a newborn baby dragon is far more than she bargained for. Little Flint is settling in just fine, though. The little dragon loves anything shiny. Rather like a ferret, except the little booger can fly. They can’t hide anything from him. And he never sleeps. It would help if he’d listen to anyone other than Hailey, but Flint is a one-woman dragon. When Goldie is ready to go to her first day of classes at the new Rune Academy for the supernatural, she wants to wear the brand new bracelet Luke and Ransom bought her. It’s missing, but that’s okay. Hailey knows just where to look for it—in Flint’s hoard. Guess who is back for round two? Only the mother of all vampires, and she’s bringing a mother of a revelation…Now to get to the bottom of the whole dragon thing.
Wyatt – I’ve been way too busy to have a life outside of work, which means I’ve been pretty hard up. That’s why, when the hotel puts me and a stranger in a room with one bed by mistake, I end up doing something stupid.The moment our bare skin meets, I know he’s my mate, and I can’t stop myself. But he’s a man, a human, and that makes him completely off-limits. That’s why I had to leave without a word. Werewolves and humans don’t mix. I can never see him again. So imagine my surprise when he shows up at my office a month later. Tanner – It was just supposed to be a business conference, not a one-night stand with a stranger. But now I have to work with him, and I can’t turn down this job. I want to hate him for sneaking out, but I can’t. How can I resist those deep blue eyes, the ginger beard I love, and all those… muscles…We shouldn’t be doing this. He’s straight, and I’m tired of having my heart broken. This isn’t a hallmark movie, and it won’t work. But I can’t resist the strange bond between us as he turns my world upside down. Maybe we can make it work.
I went against the Coven. What’s the worst that could happen? When your dad is the head of the most notorious arcane crime family in the country, telling him no isn’t really in the cards. My rebellion has brought a war to our doorstep, and the last thing Savannah needs is my mob boss father in the mix. But if they find out my fiancé is dead? And the Alpha’s second killed him? Well, Theo’s bite won’t be able to save us. Nothing will. AmazonKU
Hells never been hotter with the long-lost spawn of Satan firmly where she belongs. With a shiny new corporeal body and deep desperation for adventure, Mara is ready to paint the town red. After nearly a decade of possessing humans to survive, Mara is looking for answers and she won’t stop until she has the full picture. Despite her paranoia, she manages the loyalty of three very attractive demons. Whether she’ll use this army for war or for her own personal pleasure is yet to be seen. The one thing for certain is that there’s no stopping this formidable demon from getting what she wants, even if she doesn’t seem to know what her own end game is. AmazonKU
Echo knew that being caught by a ruling Berserker would mean becoming his pawn, a play thing to be used for her powers. That wouldn’t be her fate. She’d rather run lost through the woods forever, dangerous though they may be. But there’s something even more sinister than beasts and Berserkers lurking in the woods. Something both undead and deadly. She can’t fight it alone. She’ll have to turn to the Berserker who’s caught the trail of her scent and won’t let it go. He says she’s his. She says never. He says forever. Bones, bonds and hearts will be broken. Some battles can’t be won. Run, Omega, run. AmazonKU
There’s a rip in the dimension somewhere that allows otherworldly beings to cross over to earth, and it’s the Black family business to trap and kill these creatures before they can cause any harm. Andy Black loves being in the family business. But when she goes to a job expecting to find a dead angel and instead finds a very alive—and very angry one, Andy’s world is flipped on its axis. Oriana is used to human cruelty and learned long ago not to trust any of them. Half-human, half-angel, she’s been held captive by a trapper for most of her life. Now that she’s escaped, she finds herself held by more humans. But the unexpected kindness of the Black family, and from one member in particular, brings Oriana’s human instincts to the surface. When their worlds collide without warning, Andy and Oriana must work together to move forward—and conquer the monsters that haunt them. Amazon
Torn apart by tragedy, Lorelei has kept Xander at arm’s length, focusing on her career and gifts, rather than rekindling their love. But now that she’s back in Salem, she can’t avoid him and finds herself slowly softening toward the man she’s loved all of her life. However, the witch hunter they’ve been fighting still hasn’t been vanquished. Between that and breaking the curse of the Blood Moon, now is not the best time for her to give the sexy Xander another try. Despite Lora pushing him away, Xander has never stopped loving her. But now that the stakes are higher with evil threatening them more than ever, he is done giving her time and space. With the curse that Jonas put into place long ago creating havoc with the innocent residents of Salem, the core six, their coven, and the witches from Hallows End need to work together to overcome true wickedness. Will Xander and Lora find themselves once again amidst these stormy seas and their recent separation? Or will evil reign, throwing the core six, Salem and Hallows End into unimaginable peril? AmazonKU
Selene cares about three things in life: Her prestigious position as Lieutenant of the Guard that very few of the elite at Court feel she deserves. Her beloved sister and niece, humiliating reminders of her humble origins. Her penchant for rare and expensive dining—a status symbol and marker of the success she’s attained. Austin only cares about one thing in life: Music. Except Austin’s rockstar dreams never came true, and the bottom of the bottle isn’t giving him the answers he’s searching for. But maybe, just maybe, a prickly Shade with a secret wild side will. AmazonKU
My only memory before him is a nightmare.Hands pin me down as I’m encircled by a group of men. Their faces are a blur, but I know their intent. Squeezing my eyes shut, I know what’s to come, but it never does because of him. My savior. My protector. My monster. Humans are nothing but food until her.It’s a delicacy that doesn’t often come my way, but tonight, the blaze of countless campfires dots the dark forest. Only a fool would pass up such a feast, but then I hear her cries of fear. She looks at me with such trust shining in her gaze. Like I’m something special. Like she cares for me. Like I’m not a monster. AmazonKU
Can the beast lurking inside Conrad be the answer to fighting the evil that threatens Kylo’s world? A call changes everything for Conrad. He has one mission when he arrives in Paraguay: to ensure that no one finds Devil. His cage brother’s life depends on it. What he doesn’t expect is to meet his mate—the one man he cannot lie to and who seeks answers. Kylo, pissed at the world and near a nervous breakdown when he discovers he’s been duped by the council lead, demands they send him an assassin. The ode ‘be careful what you wish for’ could never be truer for Kylo when the last thing he needs or wants is an assassin mate. His sole focus is hunting for Devil. The Fates have other ideas and when it becomes personal, both men have something to lose—love and family. Time is running out and they must work together to prevent the hidden force behind Devil from destroying everything in their world as they unravel the organization that has held Paraguay in a grip of terror. Have the Fates made the right decisions? They are about to find out.
I came here to die. The three masked men won’t let me.It’s Halloween. Exactly two years ago, my life shattered, and now I’m back where it happened to finish the job. This house should be empty and abandoned. It isn’t. I meet three masked men who tie me up and do filthy, thrilling things to my body and soul. Trick or treat? As it turns out, it’s both. This is a Why Choose MMFM Halloween novella with 18+ content and dark themes. Read responsibly. AmazonKU
After nearly losing one another in a savage attack on the city, Vor and Faraine return to Mythanar fully committed to their marriage. But the situation in the Under Realm remains dire. With the world poised on the brink of collapse, Vor struggles to protect his kingdom. Though Faraine longs to support him as queen, she fights the weakness in her body at every turn . . . not to mention the strange changes warping her gods-gift. When war drags them apart, Vor and Faraine face the consequences of their choices. How can Vor lead those who have lost faith in him? Torn between honor and desire, he must decide where his heart truly lies: with his kingdom or his queen. Meanwhile, as Faraine explores the new dimensions of her power, she starts to believe the coming cataclysm may be prevented. But in doing so, will she unleash a darkness in herself far more disastrous? AmazonKU
Turns out listening to a spectral wolf that lives inside of you is harder than you think. After a friend’s deception, Harlow is desperately trying to figure out who she is, and why she is hunted. If she doesn’t figure it out soon, a powerful army of rebel wolves is going to catch up with her and take away the power that could make or break the world. The power she is hiding inside her. The last Moon wolf. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Rosemary meets Ash at the farmers’ market. Ash—precise, pretty, and practically perfect—sells bars of soap in delicate pastel colors, sprinkle-spackled cupcakes stacked on scalloped stands, beeswax candles, jelly jars of honey, and glossy green plants. Ro has never felt this way about another woman; with Ash, she wants to be her and have her in equal measure. But as her obsession with Ash consumes her, she may find she’s not the one doing the devouring…Told in lush, delectable prose, this is a deliciously dark tale of passion taking an unsavory turn.
VS note: A re-release.
Adam Cruz has spent the last twelve years of his life wondering if he’d ever find his truemate. As a low-ranked omega wolf, with a body full of scars from a firebomb, he’s had more than his fair share of trauma and shame. All he wants is to find his truemate and settle down, even though he wonders if his mate will care about his scars, or that he can’t hunt as well as other wolves because of them. As the only reindeer shifter in a bear den, Dancer Grayson knows what it’s like not to fit in. When she runs into her truemate in the woods of Wilde Creek, she discovers that she fits right in with him. Adam’s not ashamed to have prey as a mate, and she’s not ashamed of his scars. Together, she’s certain they can survive anything. When Adam’s gambling-addict dad hits him up for money and Adam refuses, his dad does the unthinkable, and Dani ends up kidnapped. What the kidnappers don’t count on is that there isn’t just a wolf pack looking for Dani, but her own kind. Can Adam get to her before she’s harmed, or will she be lost to him forever? AmazonKU
Midas, king of the Northern Ohio tiger ambush, has spent decades searching for the one person who could be his truemate. When he meets Maya at the wiccan store, absolutely nothing goes right. Looking for a fresh start, Maya left her coven to join up with the one in Cleveland. When she meets Midas, she knows the infuriating jerk is her truemate, but she doesn’t want anything to do with him. Not only is she certain he’s not telling her the truth about himself, but to top it all off, her magic goes on the fritz. Maya and Midas are pulled into a dangerous battle between the shifters who call Northern Ohio home and a shadowy anti-shifter group determined to slaughter them all. Can they put aside their mistrust and save each other, or will they lose everything? AmazonKU
My blood can cure death, but it can also be the deadliest poison on Earth, and the gods will try to kill me just for existing. Hades wants me to join him. Zeus is still bitter about an age-old prophecy that the dark gods, the monsters of Tartarus, will rule Olympus. And Poseidon is the key to everything, maybe even my heart, but his son, Triton, rules Atlantis, and I accidentally killed his daughter, Coraline. All I know for certain is the gods have mistreated us ‘monsters’ long enough, and I’m yanking through the ribbons of fate to change my history before I’m beheaded all over again. My name is Alessandra, most call me Aless, and I had no idea my family was more than just superstitious, they were hiding me from the gods, and lying about who I was. I was Medusa. And now that the gods have found me… I’m destined to die. AmazonKU
Julie is a coked-up, burnt-out thirty-year-old whose only retirement plan is dying early. She’s been trying to establish herself in the NYC magic scene, and she’ll work the most gruesome gigs, exorcize the nastiest demons, and make deals with the cruelest gods to claw her way to the top. But nothing can prepare her for the toughest job yet: when her best friend, Sarah, shows up at her door in need of help. Keeping Sarah safe becomes top priority. Julie is desperate for a quick fix to break the dead-end grind and save her friend. But her power grab sets off a deadly chain of events that puts Sarah – and the entire world – directly in the path of annihilation.
What if it takes a monster to save a kingdom? I’ll never forget the sight of my little sister’s lifeless body—or that my rogue magic killed her. Sorcery like mine is punishable by death. So I live in the shadows, stealing from the corrupt to give to the needy. Maybe a little good can wash the blood from my hands. It seems like a decent plan… until I try to help a dying noblewoman and somehow steal her soul instead. Now her ghost is demanding I take up the quest that got her killed: exposing a conspiracy at the royal college to unleash a deadly power on the entire kingdom. Do I want to infiltrate the cutthroat world of haughty elites? Gods, no. But if I can save the kingdom, I could save my own soul too. So I’ll pose as a refined lady, attending their classes and fancy balls, sneaking and spying like I learned on the streets. But I can’t tackle this threat alone. I’ll need to win the trust of the dead woman’s allies: four arrogant noblemen. Four damaged yet dangerously enticing men. No matter what they stir in my heart, I can’t afford to let them get too close. Because if they discover the monstrous things I’m capable of, saving my soul will be the least of my worries. AmazonKU
The circus has come to Morley. And, along with it, my newest mystery to solve…While in the middle of a performance, the ringmaster, Argos the Magnificent, dies a very mysterious death involving a cannon stunt gone wrong. Now, it’s up to me, my ghostly pal, Petra, and a slew of circus ghosts to try to find out whodunit. It doesn’t help that Inspector Lean is on the case and questioning my every inclination as he always does. And it also doesn’t help my new relationship with Leo that Bastian Chambon seems to be everywhere I am. And what’s more? I find myself enjoying Bastian’s company. Between circus murders, ghosts and two determined men, I can’t seem to get a break. AmazonKU
Lorelei Clay is desperate to stay safe behind her castle walls. She’s also desperate for money. When a mage assassin asks for help with a delicate matter involving a ruthless vampire mobster, Lorelei agrees—for a price. Part of the deal is that Kane Sullivan can’t know. Yes, that Kane. Prince of hell. Demon to end all demons. Stubborn, nosy, and ridiculously sexy. If only the demon weren’t so curious about her. Lorelei has spent her life moving, hiding, laying low, and avoiding relationships of any kind. In Fairhaven, that’s all about to change. AmazonKU
Masse is a mage of earth, but he was born with a special gift. Thankfully, a nomadic tribe of men stumbled upon him in his youth and recognized it. The men rescued him from his isolated village, and since Masse was three he has worked diligently to embrace his unique skills. Now twenty, Masse tries to be perfect but often winds up punished for breaking their strict rules and testing his limits. At birth, Fate slapped a phoenix on the arm of Jarl Kolsten Eldrvalkyria, making him the first leader of his people chosen divinely. Surrounded by family and friends, Kolsten loves his life and does everything to aid the exceptional phoenixes in his village. A lover of books and long walks, he wanders through the woods one day and meets his mate. Kolsten and Masse come from two different worlds, and their beliefs differ vastly. Unable to deny his attraction to Kolsten, Masse is fearful of building a bond with him. Masse must decide between his destiny and his heart. But before they can have the eternity Fate chose for them, Kolsten and Masse learn no road is without peril. And even the best laid plans cannot account for the twists and turns of life itself. AmazonKU
A cranky lion gets a second chance at love. Trick or rawr? A young, drunken Jack plays a prank on the town’s witch only to get caught. One curse later and he’s stuck in the house he tricked, literally, unable to leave. Woe is the lion. Decades later, he’s still a prisoner and a cranky one. His attitude isn’t improved when a freak accident forces him to rely on a nurse while he heals. Harper doesn’t believe in magic, so when she’s asked to help out a recluse, she’s determined to get to the root of his agoraphobia. Only it turns out he’s not lying. Jack really is under a spell and this curious cat can’t help but poke at it. Is love the trick to break the curse?
I never wanted a mate. Especially not her—the notorious assassin known for killing Alphas. But as fate would have it, she became mine. Fortunately, we have an agreement. One where I rarely have to see her and she pretends I don’t exist. Everything’s fine. Until she’s kidnapped by a sadistic Vampire Alpha hellbent on turning her into his own personal Omega blood bag. Now I’m the only one who can hear her screams. And I’m really f-cking pissed off. I might not want her as a mate. But she’s mine. Mine to protect.
Mine to avenge. Mine to hunt. Don’t worry, little killer. I’m coming for you. And when I find you, I’ll hand you the silver blade, And watch you slay. AmazonKU
Well, well, well, isn’t my life just a magical joyride? Here I am, a middle-aged witch, minding my own supernatural business when bam! Fate throws not one but two curveballs my way. I’d love to slow down long enough to adjust to the news that I’m carrying Aidon’s twins, but that’s not an option. A case I can’t refuse is dropped into my lap, and I’ll do whatever it takes to help a pair of frantic shifter parents find their missing daughter. After all, if a pack of shifters can’t track one of their own, something sinister must be afoot. Armed with our magical prowess, my bestie Stella and I quickly run into the roadblock that frustrated the shifters. The clues are confusing, but every road of this merry chase leads us to a certain Dark witch. You know, the one I thought my dear old father-in-law Hades had under control. With the child’s life on the line, I have no choice but to force a very confrontational family reunion. But getting to the bottom of this mystery doesn’t end there, and with every step I take it seems a new trap awaits me. The clock is ticking, hope is fading, and the path forward has never been more dangerous. But helping the shifters is the right thing to do, and I don’t know how to quit. Will it be triumph or failure waiting for me at the end of this wild wolf chase? AmazonKU
As magi apprentices, Everis and Wren have led a relatively peaceful life. But when the king dies under suspicious circumstances and Everis foils an assassination attempt on the princess’ life, the pair are sent by their master to investigate the only lead they have. In a city far away ruled by the dead king’s brother, they need to find answers—fast. As an unlikely group of allies forms around them in the chaos, the apprentices will have to tap into everything they’ve been taught while relying on the likes of assassins, an eccentric shopkeeper, and an otherworldly avian to go up against an enemy unlike any they’ve encountered before. But nothing about this plot against the royal family is what it seems. There’s blood magic at the root of it, and its seductive pull is something Everis has struggled to resist since he was a child. A struggle which makes things complicated…and dangerous. Wren has always pulled him back from the edge when he’s needed it, but what happens when they need fire to fight fire, and Everis is forced to bring out his darkness and learn to tame the untamable? AmazonKU
Through darkness and light the magic will find them. Witches, Wizards, Shifters, Vampires, Angels, Demons, Hybrids, matchmaking cats, and other mythical creatures lie in wait between the pages of this limited edition collection of magical paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales. Fall for the charms of swoon-worthy book boyfriends and powerful leading ladies in these fantasy worlds filled with risky adventures, unexpected twists, and epic romances. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Despite Ethan Mather’s narrow escape from a magical attack, he refuses to give up his political ambitions and stop making public appearances. Unable to convince him of the dangers, Stella Aldren steps into untested waters and hires a pack of wolf shifters to act as his bodyguards. But even the wolves can’t guarantee Ethan’s safety, and with two warring covens hunting him down—one that wants to probe him for information about their stolen athame, and another wanting him dead—the man is careening down a hazardous path. As Stella and Ethan’s relationship steams up and the enemies close in, it becomes critical they unlock Ethan’s spellbound magic, even if doing so threatens to bring the duo closer to a magical pairing—a powerful but perilous fate, especially when the last thing they need is another way to die. AmazonKU
Once upon a time billionaire Zachary Harrison met his soul mate, rockstar Ivy Taylor, but instead of pursuing his happily ever after, Zach chose a path of blood, darkness and corruption and became a vampire. Six years later, Zach wants a second chance with his soul mate, and with the threat of a demon invasion drawing ever closer his time is running out. Ivy Taylor loved her life of sex, drugs and rock and roll until an attack by a vampire stalker ended her career. Scarred and traumatized, Ivy retreated from the limelight, but now a one-weekend-stand from her past wants to lure her out of her self-imposed exile. Soul mates are stronger together, and the power of their combined magic could tip the scales in the battle to save the world. When the stakes have never been higher, it all comes down to the bloody end.
VS Note: An autobuy for me.
Bennet’s just an ordinary office worker from Modesto… until the moon is full. And being a werewolf is stressful. It interferes with Bennet’s work schedule and wreaks havoc with his love life. As if that wasn’t bad enough, things get more complicated when he accidentally bites a very handsome dental technician named Mario. Will Bennet and Mario have a howling good time together, or will things just get hairy? They’ll find out during the next full moon!
With her husband off fighting at World War I’s eastern front, Petra Kurková embraces her fleeting freedom, roaming the city at night with her camera. A born witch, she’s discovered that she can capture the souls of the dead on film. Her supernatural skills don’t go unnoticed by the enigmatic Josef Svoboda. He’s recruiting a team of sorcerers to infiltrate the front lines, where the bloodshed of combat has resurrected foul creatures. Petra’s unique abilities will be needed against the most dangerous enemies of all—those ever present, undead, and unseen. Deep in the cursed Carpathian Mountains, the ragtag team meets with an emissary of an ancient organization founded to maintain balance between worlds. Photographing the escalating horrors is beyond anything Petra imagined. So are the secrets among her fellow witches. But Petra can’t turn back. Not before she discovers her husband’s fate and the myriad ways her magic is manifesting. To defeat an occult foe, Petra must release the power she’s been concealing for so long, or risk damning a war-torn world to ashes. Amazon AB
I bought and paid for her. But I may have gotten more than what I bargained. Abigail: When I meet an orc for the first time, I’m surprised to feel what I do. Our meeting turns into our first date. But then he surprises me and stands me up for our second date. On top of that, my stepfather sells me to another visiting orc and he’s nothing like Azorr. Then and there, I embrace the blood that burns in my veins, the side that almost got my mother burned at the stake. Azorr: My only thought when I get to town is to apologize that I stood her up. Instead, I interrupt bargaining between her father and another orc from the volatile Southpeak clan. So, I make a higher bid. AmazonKU
Ginger. Honey. Cinnamon. Flour. Twenty years after the witch in the gingerbread house, Greta and Hans are struggling to get by. Their mother and stepmother are long dead, Hans is deeply in debt from gambling, and the countryside lies in ruin, its people starving in the aftermath of a brutal war. Greta has a secret, though: the witch’s grimoire, hidden away and whispering in Greta’s ear for the past two decades, and the recipe inside that makes the best gingerbread you’ve ever tasted. As long as she can bake, Greta can keep her small family afloat. But in a village full of superstition, Greta and her mysteriously addictive gingerbread, not to mention the rumors about her childhood misadventures, is a source of gossip and suspicion. And now, dark magic is returning to the woods and Greta’s magic—magic she is still trying to understand—may be the only thing that can save her. If it doesn’t kill her first.
Alexander Lawrence is bored. At twenty-seven, his life is an endless loop of painting and teaching—and lots of mind-numbing sex to distract himself from the fact he’s trapped in a gilded cage of his mother’s making. That is, until his best friend goes back to the Fae realm, leaving a seven-foot hunk of grumping gorgeousness to act as Alex’s bodyguard, and he suddenly finds himself totally uninterested in anyone else. It’s challenging, pursuing a guy who seems to hate his guts, knowing it might well end in disaster, but Alex never could resist the thrill of the chase. Teighan Haryk is the half-blood son of a King, and a war-hardened Fae Captain to boot. Babysitting humans isn’t part of his resume. But he made a promise to watch over Alex—and he never goes back on his word—so for the time being, he’s stuck guarding the insufferable artist with the smart mouth and pretty eyes. It’s infuriating, but he’s oddly enthralled by the creature, and after learning that the boy’s life isn’t as easy as he assumed, his protective streak awakens. Teighan’s resolve is tested to its limit, and despite his efforts to stay indifferent, he’s forced to admit that he may have met his perfect match. Alex struggles to deal with his issues while Teighan tries to pretend his feelings don’t exist. Their chemistry is scorching, but there’s no way their attraction will ever be more than physical. Will it? AmazonKU
1836, Wisconsin. Catalina lives with her pa and brother in a ramshackle cabin on the edge of the wilderness. Harsh winters have brought the family to the brink of starvation, and Catalina has replaced her poet’s soul with an unyielding determination to keep Pa and her brother alive. When a sudden illness claims Pa, a strange man appears—a man covered in bark, leaves growing from his head, and sap dripping from his eyes. He scoops up her brother and disappears, leaving behind a bird with crimson wings. Catalina can’t let this man—if that’s what he is—have her brother. So, she grabs Pa’s knife and follows the bird. Along the way, she finds help from a young lumberjack, who has his own reasons for hunting the Man of Sap. As their journey takes them deeper into the woods, they encounter strange beasts and tormented spirits. The more they uncover about the Man of Sap, the more they learn how deeply Catalina’s fate is entwined with his, planted long ago in cursed seeds.
Kyra Valorian and Sebastian Sayre have finally remembered their pasts as the former Felserpent Queen and King, and now it’s time for them to change the future—by reuniting the realms and bringing peace to Astrals and Daevals. But tensions between Aeles and Nocens have never been higher, and those of silver and gold blood are more divided than ever. In addition to improving her recovrancy abilities and completing internship, Kyra is determined to uncover her father’s role in the evil Astral experimentation program, no matter the danger. As Sebastian learns to be in a relationship, he finds himself facing the traumas of two very different pasts, forcing him to make tough decisions about his chosen profession and who he wants to be. Meanwhile, Tallus, arch-enemy to the Felserpent monarchy, has also returned—and it will take help from Cyphers, as well as friends both old and new, to find and stop him. As Kyra and Sebastian struggle to navigate the differences between their past and current relationship, one thing’s clear: part of fulfilling their destiny means accepting their fate. The choices they make will reach all the way into Death in this thrilling found family sequel to Reign Returned.
Emory might be a student at the prestigious Aldryn College for Lunar Magics, but her healing abilities have always been mediocre at best—until a treacherous night in the Dovermere sea caves leaves a group of her classmates dead and her as the only survivor. Now Emory is plagued by strange, impossible powers that no healer should possess.
Powers that would ruin her life if the wrong person were to discover them. To gain control of these new abilities, Emory enlists the help of the school’s most reclusive student, Baz—a boy already well-versed in the deadly nature of darker magic, whose sister happened to be one of the drowned students and Emory’s best friend. Determined to find the truth behind the drownings and the cult-like secret society she’s convinced her classmates were involved in, Emory is faced with even more questions when the supposedly drowned students start washing ashore—alive—only for them each immediately to die horrible, magical deaths. And Emory is not the only one seeking answers. When her new magic captures the society’s attention, she finds herself drawn into their world of privilege and power, all while wondering if the truth she’s searching for might lead her right back to Dovermere…to face the fate she was never meant to escape.
It’s time to fight back, and by the goddess, I will help free my people. The Cloaked Freeway is finally in a position to effect real change, and I want so badly to be a part of it. Since I was a little kid, it’s been my dream to free my people from under the human’s rule. And now I have the chance to make that dream a reality. But helping them means giving up so much. I have a family now—a pride—and I don’t want to put them at risk. Luckily for me, my mate wants to be a part of the revolution, too, but that still leaves everyone else. The world is turning into chaos around us and our family is being pulled in different directions, but I know one thing for sure. The Ono-Nais are fighters, and we’ll do everything in our power to keep each other safe and help those around us. AmazonKU
The heart is a battlefield. All Talasyn has ever known is the Hurricane Wars. Growing up an orphan in a nation under siege by the ruthless Night Emperor, she found her family among the soldiers who fight for freedom. But she is hiding a deadly secret: light magic courses through her veins, a blazing power believed to have been wiped out years ago that can cut through the Night Empire’s shadows. Prince Alaric, the emperor’s only son and heir, has been tasked with obliterating any threats to the Night Empire’s rule with the strength of his armies and mighty shadow magic. He discovers the greatest threat yet in Talasyn: a girl burning brightly on the battlefield with the magic that killed his grandfather, turned his father into a monster, and ignited the Hurricane Wars. He tries to kill her, but in a clash of light and dark, their powers merge and create a force the likes of which has never been seen. This war can only end with them. But an even greater danger is coming, and the strange magic they can create together could be the only way to overcome it. Talasyn and Alaric must decide… are they fated to join hands, or destroy each other? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Making a much-anticipated return to the world of Hild, Nicola Griffith’s Menewood transports readers back to seventh-century Britain, a land of rival kings and religions poised for epochal change. Hild is no longer the bright child who made a place in Edwin Overking’s court with her seemingly supernatural insight. She is eighteen, honed and tested, the formidable lady of Elmet, now building her personal stronghold in the valley of Menewood. But old alliances are fraying. Younger rivals are snapping at Edwin’s heels. War is brewing—bitter war, winter war. Not knowing whom to trust, Edwin becomes volatile and recalls his young advisor to court. There Hild begins to understand the true extent of the chaos ahead—and realizes she must find a way to navigate the turbulence and fight to protect both the kingdom and her own people. She will face the losses and devastation of total war, and then must summon the determination to forge a radically different path for herself and her people. In the valley, her last redoubt, Hild draws strength from the fierce joy she finds in the natural world, as, slowly, her community takes root. She trains herself and her unexpected allies in new ways of thinking, learning what it means to gather and wield true power. And she prepares for one last wager: risking all on a single throw for a better future.
Now both hunter and prey, Haven travels far and wide to discover the contours of her family curse and escape the worst of her late father’s creations. Constantly looking over her shoulder, she fears Uncle Arnold the most. His irresistible whispers compel victims to commit horrifying deeds, and he’s hungry to use Haven’s abilities to rewrite the world to his liking. Drawn to the desert scrublands and Hollywood mansions of California, Haven discovers a string of murders that point directly to members of her family. Given shelter by a mysterious benefactor, Haven and her sister forge questionable allegiances, using some otherworldly creatures to hunt down others. And when the trail of death ends at a studio from the Golden Age of horror films, reality and fiction become the strangest of bedfellows indeed. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
I have been a runt, a disappointment, and a monster. Now, I am simply a man. This wouldn’t be so strange, if yesterday, I weren’t a dragon. Locked away and isolated after a vicious attack left a princess blind, my greatest joy has been my bonded rider, Kostya. My Kostya is a prince with the weight of a kingdom on his shoulders. When his world begins to crumble, a witch offers me the chance to escape my cell and stand beside him. But on two legs, without my scales and claws, Kostya doesn’t recognize me. He fears his dragon was stolen, and when suspicion turns my way, I learn that there are prisons darker and more dangerous than a dragon pen. AmazonKU
Fritzi is a witch. The lone survivor of a brutal attack on her coven, she’s determined to find her only remaining family member and bring the hexenjägers—zealot witch hunters—to justice for the lives they ended. To do this, she will need to take down their leader, the merciless and enigmatic Kommandant Dieter Kirch. Otto is a hexenjäger—but that’s just his cover. Years ago, the hexenjägers burned his innocent mother alive, and he has been plotting his revenge against the people who tore apart his family ever since. And now the time has come for them to pay for what they’ve done. When Fritzi and Otto are unexpectedly thrown together, neither is sure they can trust the other. The reluctant truce fueled by their common enemy takes them from the city at the heart of the hexenjägers’ power to the wild and mysterious Black Forest. As old truths come to light and new dangers are revealed, Fritzi and Otto uncover a horrifying magical plot at the center of the hexenjäger attacks that leads back to Kommandant Kirch . . . but their own growing feelings for each other may be the most powerful magic of all.
In this exuberant retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Lydia Bennet puts pen to paper to relate the real events and aftermath of the classic story. Some facts are well known: Mrs. Bennet suffers from her nerves, Mr. Bennet suffers from Mrs. Bennet, and all five daughters suffer from an estate that is entailed only to male heirs. But Lydia also suffers from entirely different concerns: her best-loved sister Kitty is really a barn cat; Wickham is every bit as wicked as the world believes him to be, but what else would one expect from a demon? And if Mr. Darcy is uptight about etiquette, that’s nothing compared to his feelings about magic. Most of all, Lydia has yet to learn that for a witch, promises have power. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
All her life, Fryda has longed to be a shield maiden, an honor reserved for Geatland’s mightiest warriors. When a childhood accident leaves her tragically injured and unfit for the battlefield, her dreams are dashed—or so she thinks. But a strange, unfathomable power is awakening within her, a power that will soon be put to the test. For when foreign lords and chieftains descend upon Fryda’s home to celebrate her uncle King Beowulf’s fifty-year reign, she realizes not all their guests come with good intentions. Treachery is afoot, and Fryda must gather her courage to fight for her people…as a queen should—as a shield maiden would—and as only Fryda can. But as Fryda’s power grows stronger, something ancient hears its call. For buried deep in her gilded lair, a dragon awakens…and Fryda must prove herself once and for all.
After finding my almost-husband in his dressing room hooking up with his best man on our wedding day,I ditch him and take our honeymoon trip alone. I expect to spend the next two weeks wallowing in self pity. That’s until something calls out from the floorboards of the kitchen for help. Once I free the demon from hell who claims my blood is what woke him, spending the next two weeks alone is the least of my worries. Rorian is convince I’m his fated mate. The longer we spend together, the more I want everything he says to be true. I’m scared to have my heart broken again, but I also can’t stay away from the beautiful creature who does wonderful things with his tail and horns while smelling like campfire. Too bad us being from different worlds isn’t the only challange we have to overcome together. AmazonKU
I dream sometimes about a house I’ve never seen….Opal is a lot of things—orphan, high school dropout, full-time cynic and part-time cashier—but above all, she’s determined to find a better life for her younger brother Jasper. One that gets them out of Eden, Kentucky, a town remarkable for only two things: bad luck and E. Starling, the reclusive nineteenth century author of The Underland, who disappeared over a hundred years ago.
All she left behind were dark rumors—and her home. Everyone agrees that it’s best to ignore the uncanny mansion and its misanthropic heir, Arthur. Almost everyone, anyway. I should be scared, but in the dream I don’t hesitate. Opal has been obsessed with The Underland since she was a child. When she gets the chance to step inside Starling House—and make some extra cash for her brother’s escape fund—she can’t resist. But sinister forces are digging deeper into the buried secrets of Starling House, and Arthur’s own nightmares have become far too real. As Eden itself seems to be drowning in its own ghosts, Opal realizes that she might finally have found a reason to stick around. In my dream, I’m home. And now she’ll have to fight. Welcome to Starling House: enter, if you dare.
Sinner. Villain. Wicked. The Prince of Envy has never claimed to be a saint. But when a cryptic note arrives, signaling the beginning of a deadly game, he knows it will take more than a hint of sin to win and save his falling demon court. Riddles, hexed objects, anonymous players, nothing will stand in his way, though none of his meticulous plans prepare him for her, the frustrating artist who ignites his sin like no other…Virtuous. Darling. Liar. The trouble with scoundrels and blackguards is that they haven’t a modicum of honor, a fact Miss Camilla Antonius learns after one desperate mistake allows Waverly Green’s most notorious rake to blackmail her. To avoid a ruinous scandal, Camilla is forced to enter a devil’s bargain with Envy, little expecting his game will awaken her true nature . . .Together, Envy and Camilla must embark on a perilous journey through the Underworld—from glittering demon courts to the sultry vampire realm and beyond—while trying to avoid the most dangerous trap of all: falling in love.
In this gripping, action-filled young adult paranormal novel, Patricia, a young witch coming into her powers soon, stands to lose her powers and even her life, if Josh, the werewolf she met in school, doesn’t help her. But his alpha is against it. The shifter king is, too. With the stakes so high, will Josh go against his alpha and the king to protect the girl he believes to be his future mate? AmazonKU
Dragon shifter Devlin thinks he has it all. A nice cabin in Ruidoso in the mountains of New Mexico. A good golf game. And Symon, the sweet dragon who comes to stay more and more often, and who he’s pretty sure is his mate. Symon adores Devlin, but he doesn’t want to move to town full time and leave his family home in the high reaches above Cloudcroft. And when he turns up pregnant after a solstice stay with Devlin, he knows he has to make a run for it and go home to get ready for the heavy winter snow and the baby that will come. He tells himself he can be happy with what he has and let Devlin stay in the life he loves. Devlin has other ideas, though, and he has to convince Symon he can give up all the conveniences of town in order to not be a solitary dragon anymore. AmazonKU
The gods are dead. At least, that’s what everyone else seems to think. I, however, know the truth. My father, the God of Ruin, is coming, and with him, everything will fall. Hiding out at this dangerous academy can only protect me for so long, even if I am disguised as a boy to avoid the brutal Bride Trials. One of the cruel princes of the school, Killian, watches me from the shadows. Waiting. Biding his time. I fear that when he catches me, he’ll either be my salvation…Or my downfall. AmazonKU
Will her mates reject her when the truth comes out about her? Nita knows only pain and torture… as the outcast of her old pack. On Olympus, she’s given a second chance, but when she returns to the Shadow Wolves, older and changed, can they accept this new version? Tank, Abe, and Link knew Nita was theirs… the moment they laid eyes on the young girl, except she needed to heal inside and out. To claim her, they’d need to give her time, distance, and patience. You can’t fight Fate… the gift of truemates is a blessing. When Nita feels an instant bond with the three alphas, Tank, Abe, and Link, none of them have any intention of denying what they’d been given. However, their happiness is threatened as an insidious evil tries to destroy them. While the four of them navigate their new reality, finding balance as truemates and with their wolves, can their bonds hold strong as danger surrounds them, or will they fall prey to the unknown? AmazonKU
As the only female vampire ever born, and the heir to two powerful immortal families, Hope Kayrs-Kyllwood has always felt the weight of fate and destiny. Now her heart is torn between two men and two different futures. It’s a choice between duty and love, peace and war, with the fate of everyone she loves hanging in the balance. As the leader of the Kurjan nation, Drake has always known that mating Hope is the best path to avoiding war. He’s counting on her to know the same. . . . Paxton has been Hope’s best friend and protector since they were children. He would kill and die for her without a second thought. In fact, he’s always known that would be his path . . .With deadly factions at her heels, Hope must decide whom to trust and where her loyalty lies—before the choice is taken away from her. AmazonKU
A lonely man, a lonely monster, what could go wrong? Ellis Clearwater: There’s an honesty in the turning of the earth, in the turning of the seasons, and I’ve always preferred its quiet, steadfast company over that of other people. Left alone with an inherited cottage and my beloved pup Rotho to look after, my days are largely given to tending the garden, save for periodic errands in town. My town’s annual “sacrifice” to the “monster in the woods” is the stuff of children’s rhymes and fairytales, little more than a bit of playacting and red paint. At least, it was until I saw an impossibly tall, naked, antlered creature deep in the woods. And now, even though good sense—and Rotho—caution me against my own curiosity, I can’t help but tempt fate with baskets of vegetables, bread, and a growing connection to the monster – Styx. Before I realize what’s been planted between us, something new has taken root. Something raspberry sweet and chocolate dark, ready to be harvested by searching hands and seeking mouths. AmazonKU
Senator Hall and Dr. Shu tried to break Haven with their illegal experimentation, but he didn’t let them. The Dogs of War saved him from that hellhole, and now, stronger than ever, he works for them. He’s found a brotherhood beyond measure, and he’s determined to find all the tortured men they can to rehabilitate them. Belladonna was their boogeyman. With one touch, she decided every prisoner’s fate. But they didn’t realize she was as much of a prisoner as they were. Now she’s working with the Dogs of War, trying to take the senator’s hidden organization down. She’s been reunited with her daughter, which makes them a tempting target. They used Lilly as leverage before to make Donna do monstrous things, and the Dogs know that if she’s taken again, there will be hell to pay. Haven struggles with his emotions. Donna saved him when he was at his lowest, and he can’t help but feel indebted to her. But he also feels more, and yearns for more from her. When their fears are realized and Donna’s daughter is kidnapped, it takes everything in Haven to control Donna, because she’s ready to burn the world to get Lilly back. Hopefully, the connection they’ve built will be enough to bring them all back. AmazonKU
Forest trails, cactus flails, and little skunk tails, that’s where I get my magic…“Surprise, you’re a witch.” That’s not exactly what I expected when I inherited a cozy little cottage in the woods. Nor to have a cactus as my new door guard or a skunk as my familiar! Still, this whole magic thing is growing on me. The pair of hot boyfriends certainly helps make it easier to accept the insanity. But after dealing a serious blow to the coven of wixen who planned to enslave me, I’m kinda screwed. I may have won that battle, but I learned I do not know enough to stop the upcoming war – and a skunk can only teach me so much.
What I need is a little help here! Yet when it’s offered by the bad boy of the coven, I’m not sure I can trust it. Never mind that he’s my boyfriend’s ex! Things are starting to get complicated, and I still can’t find the lost wild things. If those die, magic will be lost forever! How can I save them if I don’t even know where they’re being held? Worse, how can I do this? I still don’t know what I’m doing! Or maybe I should just let magic die? That might be the only way to end this once and for all. AmazonKU
As August draws to a close, Essie has a lot to contend with. She has an irritating ailment, she has no idea where Julian is, and Captain Wood has been ignoring her all summer long. So, when the insurance company gets a tip-off about a possible murder, she’s almost glad of the distraction. She and Seb set out to investigate a dance class, where they hope to find the answers. Essie’s never been a brilliant dancer, but in the supernatural style known as Not Strictly Ballroom, she may have found her niche. When the class’s best dancer – and the chief murder suspect – has an unfortunate accident, Essie has to take her place. Her new dance partner could be a killer, or at the very least an accessory, but one thing Essie is certain of is that he’s a monumental jerk. When yet another murder occurs, Essie and Seb are no closer to the truth. With the help of their family and friends, they begin to suspect that there is a lot more to this dance class than meets the eye. Could the missing Trent brother, Grady, be hiding in plain sight? Essie hopes that the upcoming competition will lead her to the answers, but what if she’s dancing with death? AmazonKU
No one wants a witch for a partner. Time is running out, and the deck is stacked against Professor Lennox “Nox” MacIlwraith. Six girls have been abducted, but the FBI doesn’t realize they’re connected. There’s also the matter of the dead girl in New Castle. She was found tied to a tree and Nox suspects one serial kidnapper and killer is responsible. An unorthodox expert on the occult, Nox is rumored to be a psychic and a witch. And a crackpot. The wily young professor has to prove he’s not batty—or possibly a vampire—and that the cases are linked before the next full moon. If not, he fears the remaining girls will be sacrificed to a mythical god-king. Everyone in the FBI hates Agent Grady Nelson. He’s failed to live up to his legendary father’s reputation within the bureau and is almost universally despised for being an uptight do-gooder. Nelson’s ready to kiss what’s left of his career goodbye when he’s ordered to work with the “sketchy professor” on what should be a nuisance case…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
A murdered ballerina…a family of vengeful vampires…and a glittering coronation in Imperial Russia. Moscow in the springtime is an unhealthy place for a fugitive Grand Duke like Vasily Nikolaevich Romanov. But Molly Dark has been learning to trust the ex-vampire prince, who hasn’t betrayed her quite as often as she expected. Besides, there are plenty of good reasons to visit Russia this year. There’s the missing ballerina whose unquiet ghost demands justice. There’s the new tsar’s spectacular coronation, which every royal monster in Europe is scheduled to attend. And there’s the irresistible opportunity to get the secret police off Grand Duke Vasily’s trail once and for all. It could even go well… if Vasily wasn’t bent on stealing back at least some of his lost fortune out from under the noses of his family, who in addition to being bloodthirsty vampires, are all completely bonkers. Never mind about the resentful ex-fiancee he forgot to mention.
A Valkyrie with Haphazard Magic – A Fallen Angel Seeking Redemption – An Unlikely Crime-Solving Duo – Kara is finally visiting the mysterious Winter Island. Too bad it’s because of a murder. The minute she steps onto the haunted pirate ship and sails to Winter Island, she feels the dangerous and deadly pull. Determined to stay on the island, Kara finds a room at the local B&B. With Zane away in the Arctic Circle tracking down a Yeti fugitive, it’s up to Kara, Link, and Savage to capture the killer on Winter Island. Between magical blizzards, an avalanche that traps the trio in an ice cave, and suspects who refuse to tell the truth, Kara must rely on her wits, fighting skills, and magic to get to the truth. Can she solve the murder without becoming the next Winter Island victim? AmazonKU
Max – I worried we’d ruin it all by crossing the line from friends to lovers, but kissing Jake feels as natural as breathing. I thought we’d have forever. I thought we could take our time. I couldn’t have been more wrong. In this last instalment of the Dark Forest Pack series, Max and Jake need all the help they can get to break free from their alpha’s command. But there’s just one problem with that—they’re forbidden to talk about it. When breaking that rule could mean tearing their pack apart, is it a risk worth taking? AmazonKU
Robin Wildwood might know the reason she was chosen as Head Witch, but is she ready to rise to the challenge? Her grandmother’s cranky ghost thinks not – and so do Robin’s living family members – but at least she has the support of her squirrel familiar Tansy, her friends, and her new boyfriend, Harvey. Demons aside, life is good. At least until the leader of the local flower club dies in suspicious circumstances, and a bizarre curse is unleashed on the town, causing monstrous slugs to wreak havoc in the gardens of Araminta’s enemies. There seems to be a clear link between the curse and the murdered witch, but how can a dead woman have cursed half the town? And why is there another red squirrel running around spying on her family? With demons knocking at her door, Robin has to pick her battles wisely, but even the Head Witch has little choice over her fate. If she doesn’t solve the murder and stop the curse, she might lose her title before she ever gets the chance to prove herself against the demons. AmazonKU
But my eyes open to my bedchambers and I see Kingsnake sitting at my beside with Fang next to my pillow. I expect to feel the horrible pain of my injury, but I already feel healed. When I sit up, the room doesn’t spin and I don’t feel weak. In fact, I feel better than I ever have…Kingsnake takes my face in my hands and pulls me close. The relief in his chest is so palpable it’s like heat from the sun. But our beautiful moment is ruined by the horrible realization that I can’t feel my own heartbeat…Kingsnake was left with an impossible decision, to either let me die, or sacrifice my soul so I could live in the darkness forever. Instead of accepting that decision, I grieve instead. Grieve for the life that I’ll never have. Now everything between us has changed. I told him I didn’t want to be a nightwalker—but he made me one anyway. Kingsnake and I still have to finish what we started, to form an alliance with The Ethereal and share the cure with the humans, but now it’s hard to be in the same room with him. We’ve found our way back to each other before…but I’m not sure how we’ll do it this time. AmazonKU
Nothing can prepare you for the phone call from your best friend telling you his dad was murdered. Not even if you’re a former homicide cop. But here I am, getting on a plane to fly halfway across the country to hold his hand and hope to hell that I’m not walking into a complete disaster. Who am I kidding? The police think Gregory Crane killed himself, or at least that’s what they’re telling us, but Elliot is sure they’re wrong. And the dead man can’t tell us what happened, either, so I’m going to have to use good old-fashioned detective work to figure this one out. Except I’m not a cop anymore and all my contacts are half a country away. Add to that the fact that the state I’m in is in the middle of a huge anti-magic movement, and everywhere I turn I have people spitting in my face and calling me a freak. My mother is going ballistic, my father is threatening to sue the police department, and I’m trying to juggle a brand-new relationship and my falling-apart oldest friend from childhood. Yeah, you could say I’m beside myself. Now if only I can hold it together long enough to put together the pieces, maybe, just maybe I can manage to get through this without losing my best friend, my boyfriend, or my life. Whether or not I lose my mind is pretty low on the list of priorities—I’m willing to give that up if only I can keep the rest. AmazonKU
There are many things that go bump in the night, and I am one of them. I made a deal with a god, with death itself to save someone I love. I thought I had the upper hand, but I was wrong. From the moment he saw me, this god was determined to make me his… but his life is filled with death and is no place for the living. Trying to survive his world might just turn me into one of the lost souls that surround him. But I have my own secrets, my own past. What happens when a god and a mistake meet? What happens when neither will back down? It’s all or nothing with us. Before our deal is through one of us will have lost everything, I will not let that be me. Welcome to the Court of Death, where all life comes to an end. AmazonKU
I am at home in the darkness, where brutality feeds on the weak and fuels the strong. Shadowmoor has forged me into who I am today and I have the mark and scars to prove it. I never thought I’d see the light again, but it seems destiny has other plans for me. My father’s arrival means life as I know it is about to change. Silvercrest Academy trains and prepares the most gifted and privileged among us for their future contributions to the Monarchy. I may come from the right family, but I am a void. No gifts. No magic. No abilities to be seen. From the shadowy underworld to the highest peak in the land, I will need every ounce of my strength to survive this place. Guaranteed prosperity, that’s what they promise if you make it to graduation. Only time will tell if Silvercrest will be the beginning or the end of me. AmazonKU
Cane had always been a good cecaelia, kept his tentacles to himself, and left the omegas alone, but when the king’s son professes his love for him, Cane can’t commit. He waits for his fated mate, even if the king will punish him for rejecting his son. Morgan has lived a quiet life in forced solitude learning the manners and quiet duties of an omega. Dolphins are polyamorous creatures, and Morgan dreams of being touched by multiple hands at once, but his family has other plans for him. When his arranged marriage to a wealthy beta goes sour and he’s left marked and devalued, he flees his home and asks the council to remove him. It’s there he learns it’s not multiple men he craves, but the multiple arms of the hottest cecaelia he’s ever seen. Together they find love and family in the most unlikely of places. Even with the little lost merboy who needs a family, no matter how much he wants to believe he’s part piranha. Together with their pet lobster Bluecifer, they’ll be the family that none of them ever had. AmazonKU
Quilts and magic go together like corpses and crime scenes. At least that’s what Maris Middleton discovers when a dead body turns up in her antique quilt on the last day of the Summer Solstice Festival. As a modern-day witch and quilt shop owner, Maris usually spends the solstice welcoming tourists, not investigating murder. But when an infamous social media influencer drops into her quiet town, apparently dead set on causing trouble, Maris ends up with a front-row seat to the woman’s untimely death. The police have questions for Maris, and they’re not about quilt patterns or potion recipes. With rumors flying and suspicion cast, Maris will have to conjure up the truth—or watch her enchanted little community unravel. Luckily, Maris has a few tricks up her sleeve. With the help of her wily grandmother’s ghost, her oddball circle of witchy friends, and one extremely moody teenager, Maris pieces together clues. But can she solve this sinister mystery before the killer strikes again? In a place where magic and mayhem go hand in hand, this is one solstice Maris will never forget. Quilts and corpses—just another day in her enchanted little corner of the paranormal world. AmazonKU
I agreed to a fake marriage with a fae prince, then everything went wrong…As a human, the fae see me as no better than something they scrape off their shoes. I’m good enough to wipe their butts and clean their sheets, but that’s about it. So when I lose my job as a maid, I get the fun choice of either becoming a whore or starving to death. Until a fae prince presents me with a plan involving a magical spell that will make the world believe I’m his mate. I don’t trust the prince one bit, but left with no other choice, I agree. Only, the spell goes wrong and instead of matching with just him, I’m matched with all four of the fae princes. They’re eager to get a ring on my finger, and get me in their beds, but I’m busy trying to untangle myself from the mess. I mean, one fae was enough, can I really handle four horny fae princes determined to make me love them? AmazonKU
The only seer born to the bird folk in seven generations, Fionn has spent his entire life in an impenetrable, remote abbey, learning to control his visions and to heal the sick. He has never met his parents, has never even seen another of his people, and has never known anything beyond the strict order within the abbey walls. When Kiernan, the half-human son of the forest Sidhe, is sent on a secret mission to the abbey, he finds himself trapped within the walls. He is blinded, weakened, and stripped of his magic—and forced to rely on seer-healer Fionn for everything. To the Sidhe, the bird folk are lesser beings, thought to be barbaric and barely civilized. But Kier doesn’t know Fionn is one of them, and he finds himself attracted the gentle young man he can’t even see. When Kier remembers his mission to foil a plot that threatens both his life and Fionn’s he has to choose: save the young man he is coming to care about, or carry out the vital mission he was sent for, even if it means losing Fionn. AmazonKU
Sloane Masters was my first everything. My first friend, my first kiss, my first love.
My first heartbreak. My only one, because Sloane didn’t just break my heart, she tore it from my chest, threw it on the ground, and crushed it beneath her heel. There’s nothing in my chest now but a gaping hole where it used to be; the echo of a memory of what it was like to actually feel something. Who’s the real villain, the one without a heart or the one who rips out someone else’s? Food for f*cking thought, right there. Sloane walked out of my life eight years ago, and in the wake of her departure, people say I turned cold. Callous. Ruthless. But now she’s suddenly back, crashing into my life like a hurricane and upending everything I’ve built since she’s been gone. Worst of all, she acts as though things can go back to the way they were before and we can just pick up where we left off. She’s wrong. She’ll learn soon enough that I’m not the lovesick boy she once left behind, and I’ll never forgive her for the way she left. Whoever said time heals all wounds was a liar. AmazonKU
When Ilara’s abducted by the hated crown prince, she’s faced with an impossible choice—enslavement to her nemesis or war for the kingdom. Being a defective marks me in the eyes of the Solis Fae. Wingless. Magicless. Weak. To my kind, I’m nothing—not when strength is needed to survive the perpetual snow and ice that shrouds our northern continent in endless winter. But I’ve persevered, living a meaningful yet simple life with my sister . . . until the hated Crown Prince of the Winter Court thunders into our village. Prince Norivun’s massive black wings and potent magic cloud my senses and steal my breath. He’s beautiful yet brutal, so when he whisks me away and locks me in his castle I’m certain my death is tomorrow’s promise. Yet my end doesn’t come, not when the prince looks at me with hunger in his gaze while revealing the true reason for my abduction. Now I’m faced with an impossible choice—either join forces with the hated prince who’s robbed me of everything I love or watch our kingdom start a devastating war. AmazonKU
THE DEAD ARE NOT GONE – Legend tells of a witch who can grant your every desire … for a price. Your soul, taken upon your death and stored in a stone. Harriet Landau made the deal. Now the stone containing her soul has been discovered. Her widow, Clio Landau, current captain of the Banshee, has the chance to be reunited with the woman she loves. But they aren’t the only ones who have discovered the witch’s secrets. If Clio can’t stop a vicious captain’s reign of terror, Harriet’s resurrection may be very short-lived… and this time the Banshee‘s crew may be joining her.
Rook and Cordelia have been summoned to the vampire court, but can they survive once they’re there? Rook did something expressly forbidden by turning Cordelia into a vampire, now they have to answer to the King and Queen of the Vampire Court. As though that wasn’t enough there’s the Blood Vow that Cordelia has to swear to Rook and the King has demanded that they do something called the Trial of Blood, which has the whole court tittering with excitement. The King has given Cordelia one month to learn the ropes before the Trial of Blood. She has to prove to the King and Queen that she understands how to live at court as well as live as a vampire in general. She and Rook both have to prove that they are true mates or face execution for breaking the taboo of turning a human without the court’s permission. No pressure…it’s just their immortal lives at stake. AmazonKU
Who knew that a marriage arranged so long ago would lead to such an all-consuming love? Addison knows she has to go through with her planned wedding to King Tyler. And while he’s certainly good-looking and makes her knees buckle, she doesn’t think that would make them compatible in the long run. Yes, he’s broody and growly in all the sexy ways, but is that enough? If he’s truly the one for her, shouldn’t she feel…more? King Tyler of Somberglen is certain that Addison of Autumhart is his fated mate. He loves her more than life itself and is willing to do whatever it takes to make her realize they’re meant to be together. Addison is the woman for him. He just has to take the time to show her they’re perfect for each other. The biggest problem? Addison, who is half-human, cannot shift into her wolf form. And because of that, she cannot feel the mating bond the way he does. There’s also the issue of a bounty on Addison’s head. In a race against the clock he has to figure out the attacks and the bounty before someone tries to kill Tyler’s queen. AmazonKU
From New York Times best-selling author Jason June, a story of spell-slinging, lasso-swinging, and star-crossed love perfect for fans of Cemetery Boys and Carry On. Nigel Barrett has spent his whole life preparing for the Culling, a spell-casting competition that determines which of the world’s teenage magicians will be stripped of their powers to preserve magical balance. But nothing could have prepared him to face Ori Olson, a broody rival whose caustic wit cloaks a painful past. From the moment Nigel and Ori meet, sparks fly. Their powers are stronger, more thrilling, the closer they get—not that they can risk getting attached. Because as the field narrows and the Culling grows more dangerous, Nigel and Ori realize there’s more at stake than just their powers. The greatest threat to magic, their future, and all of humanity might be the connection growing between them.
Being rejected by my fated mate is just one of my problems. His alpha father exiled me. I can’t shift because I’m a half-breed. And thanks to the mate bond, it’s only a matter of time before I go into heat. Three fierce, rogue alphas are all that stand between me and certain death in the wilderness filled with bandits and lone wolves. These alpha wolves offer me the protection of their pack. In return, I must give them what they crave. They demand I share my heat with them, paying for their protection with the only thing I can offer…My body. No matter how much my hidden wolf longs to join their pack, I can’t trust them or their intentions. And they can’t trust me or my secrets. There are things about my past even I don’t know. None of that matters, though. What these alphas want, they get. And right now, that’s me. AmazonKU
Reebee’s intuition lets her know how to survive, and suddenly, that formula includes two alphas who give her what she needs and a bit more. She restarts her own life for the second time with room for change. Reebee has been unwell for the last five weeks. Since she got back to the city and returned the strength and protection she had borrowed from two alphas, she has been sick as hell and not keeping anything down. Her ex has turned up his stalking, and her mother is trying to kill her… again. It’s been stressful. She’s been hiding successfully at an empty property when her illness takes a nasty turn. Kern was one of the alphas she had borrowed from, and he was the one who found her, getting her to the hospital and under the care of the second alpha from that arrangement, Theo. Kern’s scent eases her pain, and she suspects at that point what her problem is. The problem is that she spent the first four weeks of her pregnancy running overland and through volcanoes, along with free diving in a tropical ocean. She hoped she didn’t mess it up. Appreciating how ill alpha withdrawal had made her, she agrees to spend time recovering and getting ready to return to work at her previous level, and they agree to assist her with her goals and projects as long as she takes care of herself. She’s going to be a mom, Kern’s going to be a dad, and people out there are still trying to kill her. What an easy start to a partnership.
A siren in heat, a gargoyle who keeps getting under her skin, and an inescapable work trip…Gwen doesn’t want anyone to know she’s a siren. She doesn’t want anyone to know she’s terrible at her job either. Perhaps least on her list of priorities, Gwen would also like to avoid the gargoyle who saw her vibe in the TSA check. Except, the very same gargoyle is the new manager she has to work with, and he’s going to the same corporate retreat she is. He reminds her too much of her past and exactly the career-driven sort of guy she can’t stand from Fortune 666 companies. When things start to heat up between them, Gwen’s afraid he’s going to learn all her secrets, but when he offers to help feed her siren appetite, she can’t resist mixing business with pleasure. AmazonKU
VS Note: An authorized return to the Shirley Jackson Haunting of Hill House setting. The movie of that book still scares me!
Open the door . . . . Holly Sherwin has been a struggling playwright for years, but now, after receiving a grant to develop her play Witching Night, she may finally be close to her big break. All she needs is time and space to bring her vision to life. When she stumbles across Hill House on a weekend getaway upstate, she is immediately taken in by the mansion, nearly hidden outside a remote village. It’s enormous, old, and ever-so eerie—the perfect place to develop and rehearse her play. Despite her own hesitations, Holly’s girlfriend, Nisa, agrees to join Holly in renting the house for a month, and soon a troupe of actors, each with ghosts of their own, arrive. Yet as they settle in, the house’s peculiarities are made known: strange creatures stalk the grounds, disturbing sounds echo throughout the halls, and time itself seems to shift. All too soon, Holly and her friends find themselves at odds not just with one another, but with the house itself. It seems something has been waiting in Hill House all these years, and it no longer intends to walk alone.
It’s not every day you find your slightly underdressed soulmate hanging out in a tree waiting to be rescued but I’m going to take my good fortune and run with it. What starts out as an ordinary day at the fire station turns into anything but when we go on the first call of the evening. Parker Scott somehow managed to fall out her bedroom window and land on a tree branch outside—minus her clothes. One look at the curvy little damsel in distress and I sense my life is never going to be the same again. My inner bear wakes up and declares she’s “mine,” and I know there’s no fighting my destiny. After I rescue my stunning mate, I’m going to tie her gorgeous little rear to me for all eternity. AmazonKU
The Witch…Nine years ago, I killed my brother, and I’ve been running from my past ever since. I find a home in Darkwood, finally safe from those who hunt me. But no matter what I do, the darkness keeps pulling me in. I allow my shadow magic to edge closer to the surface to feel something, anything. But no matter how much I want to embrace the power, I can’t. My magic thirsts for violence but I won’t let it kill again. It remains dormant… until he shows up. A masked man watches me from the mirrors, stalking my dreams. He haunts me, unraveling my thoughts until I’m not sure what to believe. I move closer to the edge and I’m afraid of what I’ll become if I let him in. I can’t lose control. If I do, then I’m already dead. The Demon…I’ve spent a century trapped in the Shadow Realm, a purgatory created for me and my demons. I watch the humans through mirrors, waiting for the moment I can find a way to leave and return to my domain. But I never found a way. Until now. She’s everything I’ve been waiting for. The last descendant of the only bloodline that can free me. I stalk her from the shadows, watching her every move. Her dark magic calls to me, craving for me to unleash it. The closer she draws to the shadows, the more she’s within my grasp. Obsession takes over, pulling me into her world. If she won’t unleash her power, then I will make her. Corrupting a soul has never felt so good. AmazonKU
Hi, my name is Lydia, and I’m a gypsy. Or, I was a gypsy. Now, I’m not really sure what I am. What I do know is that I’m in trouble. That’s the reason why I’m in the process of moving to Haven Hollow: because I need the safety and protection only a hollow can offer. After a witch named Indigo walked into my occult shop and literally blew up, her soul affixed itself to mine, and now I’m basically possessed. To make matters worse? Whoever was responsible for Indigo going ‘boom’ knows she’s not exactly dead and gone. Which means he’s now after me. As if I didn’t have enough on my plate with a divorce that’s been dragging out for the last three years, and a struggling business. Now, I’m just trying to stay alive. Good thing my realtor, the very sexy Angelo Stendham, is looking out for me because I know nothing about this world of supernatural monsters of which I’m now a member. AmazonKU
He’s the most irritating black ops wolf in our small town. And he just got me pregnant.
He’s a player and knows exactly how hot he is. But I won’t fall for it. Until he rescues me from a bully, and demands I stay in his house. And soon I find out that his protection includes knocking me up…He doesn’t do relationships, and he doesn’t believe in mates.
He likes to stay in control, especially of curvy girls like me. I fight him at every turn, but his lazy stare makes me all hot. I try to avoid him, but his protective streak turns me on. I should stay away from him, but he wants me in his mansion for my own protection. And so here I am, trying not to seem too needy. I know he’s just doing this out of some misplaced primal protection obligation. I know he’s just a player even though he says that’s in the past. What will he do when he finds out I’m pregnant with his cub? The Silver Wolves Black Ops have only three rules to live by: find a mate, protect her no matter the cost, and create babies. They don’t compromise, they don’t get distracted, and they never, ever give up, even when you beg them to. AmazonKU
Fate will always heal sad eyes and a broken heart…Teo Wentworth has been hiding in plain sight. When everything went to hell at his home, Coven, Teo could only run and find a place where they wouldn’t come looking for him. Hiding among the homeless youth of Pittsburgh on Nik Hadden’s proverbial doorstep sounded perfect. They would be too scared to come for him here. Teo didn’t know that Fate had other plans and wouldn’t leave him alone in the dark. His fate-chosen beloved burst into his life like a cleansing fire, and nothing would ever be the same. Thayer, the Cyprian Knight, has slowly found his place here in the vampire world of the Pittsburgh Coven. He’s found a place of honor at Nik Hadden’s side. When Marek, his former master and leader, found his fate-chosen love, Thayer could only dream that the same would happen to him. He didn’t expect to find the young man, a vampire with sad eyes, hiding and longing to disappear. Thayer was drawn to Teo like a moth to a flame. Together, they would conquer the darkness and learn the meaning of true love. Fate brings all the darkness to the light. Amazon
The Crawford family has underestimated me again. But this time, it’s not just about vengeance; it’s about safeguarding my future and protecting the family I hold dear. And Zeek—the sinister brother of my former best friend—has no idea what my sister is capable of. Justice must be served. The past may haunt me, but I’m determined to leave it behind. Even if it means a fresh start for not only the Shadow Pack, but other packs, too. The battle for a new beginning has just begun. AmazonKU
Why don’t more 60-something-year-olds get to have fun magical adventures? Delia Spark is caught in a maelstrom. Her former life as a London theatre director is on the brink of implosion amid a scandalous divorce, a tarnished reputation, and, for reasons she cannot fathom, things keep spontaneously combusting around her. Her sixties were supposed to be peaceful, but now even her grown daughter won’t return her calls. Escape is the only option. In the remote village of Myrtlewood, she seeks solace, not suspecting that in this quaint haven, far stranger adventures await than the urban chaos she left behind. Delia is oblivious to the undercurrent that her arrival stirs. Amid whispers of magic, she finds herself on the precipice of an extraordinary transformation. As she grapples with these new realities, an ominous shadow lurks – a secret Order, steeped in ancient lore, is watching, plotting and scheming. Delia must confront her destiny. Will she surrender to the enchanting pull of Myrtlewood and the ancient prophecies of the elemental crones, or will she claw back her former life from her power-hungry ex? Welcome to a world where the extraordinary is ordinary, where tranquillity is a veil for the mystical, and where time itself whispers secrets of old served with delicious cakes and cups of tea – or coffee if you insist! AmazonKU
Can I trust a werewolf with my life? The Bad Boy I shouldn’t love but Do. I’m a witch on the run from a relentless stalker, My brother’s best friend was destined to be the next alpha until I entered his life. Desperate to sever the bond with my supposed mate, I turned to a werewolf, the Alpha-in-training, with a plea. With his bulging biceps and unwavering confidence, He agreed to mark me as his own, sending his pack into chaos. But the more time I spend with him, The more I yearn to make him mine. Now, he must choose between his destiny and our forbidden love. All I know is that my heart will shatter into a million pieces if he rejects me. AmazonKU
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