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.
I couldn’t care less about this human female, though her fierceness intrigues me. I should end her life with a mere flick of my hand. A simple twist of her delicate neck to render her lifeless… if not for the primal beast surging beneath my flesh with an unwavering passion to safeguard her at any cost. Once she is safe, my beast wants to claim her. Make her his. Make her ours! I have no interest in shackling myself to a mate. Females are only good for fleeting pleasure. I will make use of the flesh she bartered with for a flight home and be done with her. Once I sample the delectable little human, one taste will never be enough for me or my beast. AmazonKU
Vortex of Desire is an amazing adventure into perilous worlds and exploration of hidden desires which lie beyond the wormhole; discover a torrent of new and exciting stories on earth and throughout the universe while experiencing love that will not be denied. Ride the waves of the multiverse and get ready to experience the twists and turns of desire. Enjoy the voyage. Amazon
It was insanity to choose her enemy’s Hunter-Killer robot to help her escape. Jessica – I’ve been alone so long I must have gone space-mad. That’s the only explanation for feeling like I’m falling in love with the robotic soldier I’ve programmed to fly me to safety. Though his metallic carcass is brimming with weapons in every hidden crevice, his mind is now filled with the sweetest emotions. No! Wait! It’s not a mind, it’s a chip. No one who looks like that could ever fulfill my needs. His name is short for Hunter-Killer for goodness sake. There’s only one place this forsaken relationship is headed. Disaster. HK499 – Heartless, abusive, and cruel. How else would you describe reprogramming that gave me enough sentience to love a human female while it keeps me in a metallic body designed to kill? The best thing for all concerned would be for me to deliver her to safety and then fly away. If I really love her, I’ll never contact her again so she can mate with a flesh-and-blood humanoid who can meet all her needs. She deserves better than me, doesn’t she? AmazonKU
Most people would do anything to find their fated mate. I’d do anything to never hear those words again. The mother of my child abandoned our daughter when she found hers. But fate must have a sick sense of humor. When my daughter falls ill, the human healer who arrives in my kingdom to cure her takes over me like a full-body affliction. Zaya might very well be my salvation. She is more dangerous than the deadly peaks guarding the mineral that could restore my daughter’s health. Because with one touch…I know I’ve found my fated mate. AmazonKU
The Player. Albeit Kien could’ve gone without the crash landing to Earth but since he’s here, he might as well enjoy himself and their new mission: use the humans’ idea of a dating app to meet and sample as many human women as possible. This was quickly turning into the best mission—ever. It wasn’t until after his neighbor’s fiery best friend came along and his easy-going single lifestyle was suddenly in question. Unlike Phate, who was a romantic at heart, Kien prided himself in his ability to disconnect from the opposite sex. Romantic entanglements had never been his thing but, here he was, obsessing over a petite female from a planet he hadn’t known existed a few months ago. The smart course of action would be to steer clear of Nisha until the rescue ship arrived, putting her and Earth far behind him. So, why had he accepted a new mission with the very female who could make him unravel? Because he was a glutton for punishment. The Playette. Nisha wants nothing to do with the man she’d had one horrible date with. Kien was not only a player, but a jerk as well. When her help is needed to provide a cover as a doting and loving couple in order to get their Captain the medicine he needed to survive, she agreed, although she would rather be anywhere but with Kein. Nisha could lie to Kien about her feelings, but her heart? There’s no lying to it. It’ll take all her resolve to get through the road trip without losing herself in the sexy as hell alien. How was she going to spend a week with this alien when she could barely last a few minutes in his presence?
When I snuck onto Planet Wolf to spy on the Union I didn’t expect to be nearly blown up.
But that’s what happened. And maybe I would have died if I hadn’t been rescued by them. Jadon, Carl and Alfie–three Wolf princes who weren’t supposed to be at that meeting either. Everything would be great–steamy and hot–if only the translators in our ears hadn’t been destroyed in the explosion. Now, we can’t understand each other and we’re stuck in the woods running for our lives. I’m not sure how this is going to work out but they’re sure acting like they like me a whole lot. Maybe certain things can be communicated without words. AmazonKU
VS Note: To see the other releases in the Dangerous Tides Series (which are fantasy) ny various authors see further below in this post.
They called her the Pirate Queen. She is the exiled royalty from a planet of breeders, a species raided and trafficked for their ability to produce children out of a reproductive cycle. Rumor has it that she slit the throat of the man who tried to touch her. He’s a human genius studying antibodies and contraceptive science. Kidnapped from his planet eight years ago, he was locked in an underground lab of the breeder planet, where he worked tirelessly to create a contraceptive to free an entire race. But the enemy found his lab, and he needs the help of the Pirate Queen to save the species that exiled her, that shunned her for fighting for her right to make choices over her own body. AmazonKU
VS Note: There’s a relatively small amount of genetic engineering/experimentation in the backstory. I’ve read several of the Project Arma Series (this series is an offshoot) and enjoyed them but it’s pretty much military romance IMHO. Nothing wrong with that but I don’t normally cover it.
Nylah Walker knows what it’s like to be protected. You don’t grow up with five brothers without having someone close by, watching your back at all times. She craves independence, and Cradle Mountain is her fresh start. Her new beginning. But fate has a terrible sense of humor, because during her first shift at a new job, not only does she meet overprotective, sexy former Marine Liam…she also finds herself in unimaginable danger. Liam Shore knows danger. He lived and breathed it during his time in special forces, then again as a prisoner to Project Arma. He thought living in a small mountain town would mean leaving peril behind. But suddenly, he and his friends are hunted men. Protecting his team is his first priority…until the danger overflows onto others. When the threat shifts its sight to the new woman in town, the one with ice-blue eyes who captured his attention without even trying, Liam is determined to protect her, despite how hard Nylah tries to resist her savior. Because losing Nylah isn’t an option. AmazonKU
Skarr giant Alrek was one of the lucky ones. He had a mate—the very last female of their kind. Now the widowed chief of a dying clan, he has only two hopes for the future: saving as many other species as possible from the same extinction…and exacting revenge on the invasive humans who caused it. But then she walks into his territory. Tiny. Sweet-smelling. Infuriatingly human. At first, he just wants her off his land, so he escorts her home. But the more time he spends with the fascinating farmer, the less he can imagine his life without her in it. Can he reconcile his painful past and embrace a former enemy? Or will his need for revenge ruin any chance for love to grow again? AmazonKU
She was given to me as a tribute, but soon she becomes the master of my heart. ALAHNA: Many generations ago, humans fled Earth and sought refuge on the planet Thyre, a world ruled by formidable warlords. In exchange for protection and the right to inhabit Thyre’s lands, each year our outposts pay tribute to the warlords.
This year, we fall short on our tythes, and the village mayor decides to pay the missing taxes in the form of four women. I’m chosen to be part of the tribute given to Brogan, the Warlord of Grymburg. I don’t know what awaits me, but I wasn’t prepared for the warlord to take my breath away and claim me the moment he lays eyes on me. BROGAN: The humans, a tolerated species on Thyre, have many uses, but by far their greatest asset is their talent to breed horses. When it’s time to collect this season’s tribute, I’m dismayed they use human kallinies to pay their debts instead of the horses I expected. At least until my eyes land on HER. The most delectable kallini I have ever seen and who soon heats my cold Warlord heart. Before I know it, she even brings pets into our home.
Our bliss, however, is threatened by the arrival of more humans from Terra, seeking to take what is MINE. A bloody war seems inevitable. AmazonKU
When an alien comes to Earth during the holidays with a list, personal shopper Caroline is tasked to help him find everything he wants…but what he wants is a bride. Caroline isn’t a Scrooge, but the weeks leading to Christmas are not her favorite. The personal shopping department where she works is insanely busy and the clients have crazy requests. Plus, this is her first holiday being single after a bad breakup. When her last appointment of the day is a gorgeous, blue-skinned alien, she isn’t too surprised. After all, everyone knows that aliens are real since a species of interstellar warriors revealed themselves and the fact that they’d been defending Earth for decades. What does startle Caroline is that Griff isn’t looking for unique Christmas presents. He’s on Earth to find a mate. Although she reluctantly agrees to help him, finding a bride for an alien isn’t as easy as it might seem, especially when word gets out that the hottie is on the market. Between the alien-obsessed women swiping right on his new dating profiles and the paparazzi dogging them, Griff is no closer to finding a bride. He is much closer to his personal shopper, though. If only she didn’t think loyal guys were as much of a fantasy as flying reindeer. Can Griff melt the ice in Caroline’s heart and convince her that good things do come in big, blue packages? AmazonKU
Selena left her home, her whole world, for the wicked thrills she discovered in his arms.
But is passion alone enough to make life bearable on his hostile alien planet? Gadolinium is nothing like Earth. It’s icy cold, shrouded in darkness for nearly half the year. The ancient Vikings who settled the planet brought with them their animals, their formidable skills in battle – and their customs, including that of stern punishment for females who disobey the rules. Caught up in the heart-pounding thrill of her first real relationship, Selena thought love alone would be enough to sustain her. But as time passes, she realizes how much she misses not just the perfect weather, but her role as director of medical services in the largest city on Earth. Haldor is busy with his duties as a member of the Gadolinian High Council, and she’s finding it hard to fill the empty hours he’s away without getting into trouble. Haldor can see his new mate is unhappy. But when she ignores the rules he’s laid down to keep her safe and nearly dies because of it, he has a hard choice to make. If he truly wants to do what’s best for her, he needs to send her back to Earth. Does loving Selena mean saying goodbye to her forever? AmazonKU
I had one day left on my shift when chaos erupts. Taking a job as a correctional officer on a ship that orbits Earth and Hydor isn’t thrilling, but it pays well. And once my month-long shift is over? I get a month of paid vacation. I work, then I travel. Repeat. I had just one more day to go, and then I’d be shuttled back to Earth and ready to go on my next adventure. This ship was never supposed to stop orbiting, let alone crash land. And I never worried about the prisoners taking it over in a coup against the crown. It’s been an easy job so far. We do our checks. We monitor the screens. We chill. I love meeting new humans and Hydorians from all over the two planets. Nothing was ever supposed to go wrong. The Captain sends us into the escape pods before we get trapped with the prisoners on this flailing ship. But once we land, we find more threats and more rebels when I run directly into the arms of the one man inhabiting Hydor’s vast northern climate. I have determined to survive, even when this man living alone in these cold lands takes me to his home, claiming he’s not human but cursed to live in this form. I don’t know what to think except that he’s taken me to the most remote parts of Hydor, and I might never find my friends from the ship or escape these cold lands. AmazonKU
VS Note: Reverse Harem. Listed in Erotica.
When his woman declines to renew their contract, it turns Reuel’s entire world on end. Reuel CO469 is tall, dark, and infinitely dangerous. His is the face that launched a million flyers. He is the first of his kind, the first cyborg to go rogue, the leader of all who’d come after him, and the only rogue nobody has ever come close to catching. Until he literally stumbled upon his Eve–the human woman who personified all he had ever desired–when he had thought he had lost all chance of it when Dalia declined to renew their contract and walked out, shattering the family he had yearned so much for.
Eva is in need of rescue with no expectation of it when the man who calls himself her father takes on three mysterious strangers as passengers and she becomes embroiled in a war many years in the making.
I’m trapped on a reality show space wreck with the one man in the galaxy I never want to see again: Kellan, my Xanxian ex who shattered my heart. I want to scream at him and tell him to get lost, but fate has different plans. After a cataclysmic accident aboard the show’s vessel, our options are severely limited. Either we work together or we die together. I’d rather we live, even if that means fighting that desperate attraction that still pulses between us. AmazonKU
She’s his reluctant captive, but can she become his willing mate? Captured rebel Natalia expects to be executed, not claimed as a surrogate by General Zath, a fierce Serpentine alien. While wary, she’s intrigued by his unexpected care and eventual admission he desires her as a true mate. Torn between lingering distrust and her growing feelings, Natalia must decide if she can abandon her cause to find love in the enemy’s arms. Seven years ago, the Faction agreed to save Earth from the vorathan invasion in exchange for Earth women giving them one year of proxy rights to act as a surrogate, since the aliens of the Faction faced a dwindling population. With the vorathans feared throughout the galaxy as bloodthirsty, vicious marauders, the Earth’s government agreed. That doesn’t mean the women did. AmazonKU
Offending an Ulsen male is never a good idea. Especially when he’s the empire’s Crown Prince…After I mistake Prince Rivvac as a lowly servant, he’s quick to issue retribution. He demands I become his mate for seven days during his species’ fabled Steyatt. In exchange, he’ll give me anything I want. Anything but what I truly desire…I rebel against his tyrannical rules but he’s determined to possess me, no matter the cost. And when I discover he’s tormented by inner demons and consumed by the need to control, we embark on a passionate love affair. When he touches me, I yearn for more. When he kisses me, I surrender in gratitude. When he undresses me, I ache to scream his name.
And when he makes me fly, I soar higher than ever before. When he warns me to keep my distance, it only makes me want him more. I discover my true desires, as well as the dark secrets he keeps hidden away from prying eyes. AmazonKU
This alien world has gone mad around me. New beasts stalk the land, the skies are dark with unceasing rain. And Jannik… His demanding kisses, his claiming touch, his constant presence. He’s gone. Or is he? It was probably just my imagination, but I’ll keep that desperate hope burning in my chest, keeping me warm despite the horror surrounding me now. I’ve just now come to realize what Jannik means to me. But is it too late? AmazonKU
Even though my best friend is mated and married to an alien man, I refuse to believe I have a fated mate myself—until I spill coffee on him when he comes to Earth to claim me. Jameth is the Prince Elder of Hogar, and he’s risking his planet’s safety to come and ask me to go back with him. When rebels from Hogar attack him on Earth, I feel compelled to return and help him make his world safe again. He makes it his mission to charm me and show me why I should accept him as my mate, but I’m not sure I can form such a bond with a man I don’t love. He’s smoking hot and pleases me in the bedroom and across establishments on Hogar, and his underlings respect me and want me to be their queen. But there’s an icy wall around my heart that I’ve never managed to chip away by myself. I think Jameth might be able to melt it if we manage to survive attack after attack from rebels, monsters, and people we thought were our allies. AmazonKU
He robbed my farm, and he is stealing my heart. It is a quiet night until these blue, hulky aliens with spiky tails barge into my barn. I’ve fought so hard to carve out a life for myself, yet…Their leader takes me with him onto his stupid spaceship. He says zalcors won’t sell humans, but I’m not sure whether I can trust him. His kisses and his touches are equally, if not more, confusing. What’s his plan other than taking my farm animals? I won’t let him steal my heart along the way. Never. AmazonKU
MIA – I swear I’m cursed. In one night, I lost my friends, my planet and everything I’ve ever known. Stolen away by a madman; an insane alien male called The Collector. I know for a fact that his plans for me are not in my best interest. One of his rogue creations frees me and now I am running for my life on a strange planet. I quickly discover that the Sillon fronter is not the place to be for a lone woman. On a planet where males out-number females ten to one, I am a prize to be scooped up by whoever finds me first.
When I accidentally trespass on a very large male’s land, I am absolutely at my wits end. But Ba’gree is a frighteningly primal alien that inspires dirty thoughts and forbidden desires. I have my own plans and a mission to complete and I can’t be distracted by an interesting and enticing alien. With The Collector still on my trail can I possibly hope to escape and return to Earth? Or am I doomed to bring danger right to this innocent male’s doorstep? BA’GREE – Sometimes it only takes a second to change everything. She came into my life in a flash and disappeared just as quickly. But that short time was all I needed to know that I was hers forever. I will go against my people and everything I have ever known to aid her on her mission, even if it ends up exposing our races most well-kept secret. All for my Mia; my treasure and my beloved mate. AmazonKU
VS Note: The authors state this is a “queer dark, smutty thriller…”
Victoria – I have nothing left. No family. No money. No future. So when the games begin I have no choice but to enter. I know I could die. But without the prize money I’m a goner anyway, the medical debt from my father’s accident will eat me alive. Years of cheer and track had prepared me for this. I was born to win this game. It didn’t matter what it took. Blood. Sweat. Tears. My soul. Nothing would stop me from getting that money. Kohl – She would have been fine if I had never been born. But he took it all from her. I would do anything to repay her for what my father had stolen. Sell my soul. My body. Kill someone. Hide n’ seek. That’s all it was supposed to be. Play the game, get the money. But then I was handed a gun and a mask. She wasn’t part of the plan. So why the hell is she here? Will you be watching or playing? This will be the first book in a series with interconnected standalones. While they can be read out of order, it is recommended to start from Hide n’ Seek. This is a dark book with many triggers, please see the TW on the authors’ website before continuing. AmazonKU
The moment Syl sees Brielle, he realizes the sassy Earth woman is exactly what he needs in his life. Brielle has waited faithfully for her fiancé to return from Terran Prime, only to discover she’s been engaged to a lying, cheating bastard, who tosses her out on her rear the moment he’s back on Earth. Not one to go down without a fight, Brielle will do anything to ensure her survival — even sign up for a bride exchange on another world.
Syl has lived his life in his lab, always preoccupied with his experiments. But the moment he sees Brielle, he realizes that perhaps his life has been missing something after all. Wanting and having are two different things. What would an exotic-looking female like Brielle want with an alien geek like him?
VS Note: I enjoy her books so I one clicked.
Ash Bowman is lost. Two years ago, he and his cop partner, Evelyn, walked in on a murder in progress that left her dead and him maimed. He left the force and became a private investigator, but Evelyn’s ghost still haunts him when he prowls the dark corridors of the Core of the space station Fraxin Yari. Ash is making a map. If there’s a map, then he won’t be so lost …Journalist Gabe Whitfield is on a mission to learn the truth behind that same murder. He doesn’t expect to stay on Frax after he finishes the job. But meeting Ash Bowman changes his plans. He came to the station a man without ties. He isn’t going to leave the same way. Despite initially mistrusting him, Ash can’t resist his attraction to the fiery Gabe. Gabe responds, though knows he shouldn’t, when Ash is one of the subjects of his investigation. But they come to trust each other and join forces to find the answers Ash had almost forgotten he was still seeking. If they are to have any chance of happiness, Gabe must help Ash lay the ghosts calling him back again and again to the deep darkness of the Core.
I’ll cover him in kisses…As he covers me in hisses. As a disgraced reporter looking for redemption, I’ve got a small town and its fine mayor in my crosshairs. But I never expected to crave my subject. He’s supposed to be a Greek myth, not look like a Greek god. To get the scoop, I need to stick to his side. But no matter how much I claim it’s strictly professional, my hunger for him grows. And I’ve noticed…My interest isn’t the only thing growing when we’re together. With Mason, lines blur. Wrong starts to feel very right. My guilt mounts with every story I write. Maybe it’s time I put down the pen…
And find a better use for my hands. AmazonKU
VS Note: As one reviewer put it: “Steampunk+Edgar Allen Poe”. I gather each story had to include a crow at some point. Not romance.
Life and Death and All Points In Between – Crows have seen it all, and though they haven’t always lived to tell the tale, still they play their part. We bring you ten tales inspired by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, paying tribute to his undying fascination with mankind’s decaying state, both mental and physical.
Dr. Julia Rottinghaus, a dedicated scientist, is thrust into an unknown world following a disastrous experiment. Rather than unraveling the mysteries of the cosmic enigma, Julia is abruptly transported into a parallel universe, where she assumes the identity of an unforeseen alternate version of herself—Jules, a modest temp worker with minimal ambition. Jules and Julia—living opposite lives, each faced with the daunting challenge of navigating the other’s existence. As they struggle with this unexpected switch, Julia and Jules discover hidden strengths within themselves, fitting into their new lives more seamlessly than ever imagined. But as the days go by, a dilemma emerges. Should they stay in their altered lives or attempt to return to their destined paths? AmazonKU
For three hundred years, the kingdom of Calderone has survived inside the walls built after the Nuclear War of 2060. Eighteen-year-old Jacqueline Livingston knows that her true identity as heir to the throne is only one of her kingdom’s secrets. Then, on the night before she’s to be revealed as heir, she is kidnapped during a raid by the Gaill—the kingdom’s mortal enemy. No one knows who she is, and Jacqueline assumes the role of a servant in the palace of the merciless Gaill prince Daxinius. While plotting her escape, she befriends a group of tattoo-covered servants and learns that the Gaill, far from being traitors, were banished from Calderone for speaking out against the dark secret to the kingdom’s prosperity. And Daxinius is perhaps not so merciless after all. Jacqueline’s people are in certain danger, but it seems the true threat may not come from the Gaill but from inside the kingdom’s walls. She’ll have to risk everything—including her own heart—to save the kingdom she is destined to rule. AmazonKU
If they can put aside their trust issues, they might live long enough to fall in love. She’s always fallen hard and fast, especially for the bad boy next door. But this time next door is a galaxy away and the boy in question? A seven foot alien with rock hard abs and more scars than she can count. He’s just been burned. The Bonnie to his Clyde turned him in for a reward. Betrayed him. He’s done with relationships. But now he’s got to keep this tiny, ridiculous… beautiful human alive. Welcome to the Galactic Gladiator Games, where the toughest aliens in the galaxy fight for the most prestigious titles. But these games come with a twist: every alien warrior is mentally and emotionally bound to a potential Earth mate, forced to work with her to overcome their enemies–and sometimes each other. AmazonKU
After losing his job, Kamen is more than happy to help his friend out, tending his new bar. Until someone tries to blow the place up. Kalina thought she’d seen her last disaster when she left Earth. Space was supposed to be safe. Until a quiet drink with a hot alien bartender turns explosive. Seriously, will she have to save the day again?
VS Note: Re-release of a kindle Vella story. Listed in Erotica.
The guy I’ve always loved is now bound to my pretentious asshole of a neighbor. What are the chances? When I came aboard the Chokreini Space Station, it was the opportunity of a lifetime — to study under the great scientific minds of our time, and be a part of a research project that mattered. What I didn’t count on was how snobby and full of themselves the Chokreini were going to be. And the worst of the snobs is my next door neighbor, Vaelu. I’m in a constant battle with the handsome aristocratic alien. We’re on this space station together — what ever happened to loving your neighbor? No, not like that. At least not until I meet Vaelu’s new lover — a man I’ve been in love with since I was a teenager. How could it get any worse? AmazonKU
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VS Note: Moving on this week to the second book in my Badari Gladiators series, I worked really hard to tell a different story for Rennyr and Jaine.
Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.
Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately.
Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.
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The Day of the Dead is a sweet celebration…until a real ghost starts getting salty. As the town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, prepares to jump on the Day of the Dead bandwagon, Skye O’Malley reluctantly agrees to use her coffee shop kitchen to make several batches of sugar skulls for the celebration…all the while wondering if it’s such a great idea to stir up the local ghosts for fun and profit. When a large mural at the downtown park where the festival is to take place is defaced, Skye is asked to use her psychic abilities to divine who — or what — is the culprit. She encounters the restless, angry ghost of a young woman whose murderer was never caught. Investigating this cold case is tougher than usual, because Skye now wears her superstar boyfriend Max Sullivan’s engagement ring — and the paparazzi are underfoot at every turn. Overwhelmed but determined, Skye calls on all her resources, psychic and otherwise, to find the key to solving this decades-old mystery. Before an angry ghost wreaks havoc — and a killer escapes justice.
For one bright, shining moment, Tybalt, King of Cats, had everything he had ever wanted. He was soon to set his crown aside; he had married the woman he loved; he was going to be a father. After centuries of searching for a family of his own, he had finally found a way to construct the life of his dreams, and was looking forward to a period of peace—or at least as much peace as is ever in the offing for the husband of a hero. Alas for Tybalt and his domestic aspirations, fate—and Titania—had other ideas. His perfect world had been complete for only a moment when it was ripped away, to be replaced by hers. Titania, Faerie’s Summer Queen, Mother of Illusions and enemy of so many he holds dear, has seized control of the Kingdom, remaking it in her own image. An image which does not include meddlesome shapeshifters getting in her way. Tybalt quickly finds himself banished…(more blurn on ebook seller’s page)
A drunken, one-night stand with a wild Orc turns into a life-long commitment. Because I’ve given birth to his twin babies. And now I can’t find the green, horned father of my children, which is really my own fault. He came on strong, calling me his “Bride” and I got scared at the idea of marrying a ferocious Orc. After he passed out next to me, snoring loudly (because he’d finished for the seventeenth time) I slipped out of the hotel bed and sprinted off into the night. A year later, our babies are three months old and it’s nearly impossible, caring for the needs of Orc twins all on my own. My babies need their daddy. And maybe…I need him too? After hiring a private investigator, I’ve found the exact commune he lives on in the wilds of Maine. And I’m bringing him two sweet treats for Halloween—his twin sons. AmazonKU
Time is running out. Leon Alcantara and Max Drake are finding help in the most unlikely of places. A third dragon has manifested, promising Leon untold elemental power. Another specter from Max’s past returns to haunt him, presenting a tempting offer. But everything comes with a price. Perhaps the risk is worth the reward. More anomalies are erupting across Dos Lunas. The boys need all the help they can get against the rogue time mage responsible. The Quartz Spider has finally shown his hand, and only Max and Leon can stop him. But how can they stop the enemy when the enemy is time itself? AmazonKU
VS Note: Horror.
There is always this place in a town that is vacant or so we think is. But only a few really know the truth behind it. Join these authors as they take us inside showing us the darkness and the stories behind The Haunting At The No Return Motel.
An ancient vampire has returned to Castle Rock, and with her comes an even older evil intent on revenge.
VS Note: From the blurb for book one: “A magical inn bursting with paranormal delight. A picture-perfect seaside town filled with humans who don’t know about their witchy neighbors. This cozy fantasy series has mystery, magic, and a splash of romance!”
Spring has sprung … and so have the spirits! Renovating the Beechwood Inn’s gardens takes a spooky turn when an angry specter threatens to ruin Holly’s hard work. Continue Blair’s adventures in the third installment of this cozy paranormal fantasy. AmazonKU
With the growing number of people sick and dying in and around Santa Cruz, the local werewolf pack sends a small group to Colorado to see if the research center can help. Caroline, coven witch and biology professor at the local college insists on being included, even though the research center is for werewolves only. She’s done the research thus far and knows they’ll need a witch on their team. Mazzy loves her pack, though as an introvert, feels separate from the boisterous group. With a background in chemistry, she leads the secret research facilities lab. When a serum containing black witch magic is brought to her, she’s excited about the challenge, up until it comes with a witch. They shouldn’t be allowed into werewolf territory. Can the two top scientific minds in the werewolf and witch communities work together to undo the damage of the black witches? AmazonKU
Sean Quinn returned to Cambio Springs to help his family find their way out of trouble—not uncommon in this desert town of shapeshifters—but before he can hit the road again, a new threat emerges on the border of his family home, a threat that could leave Sean stuck in the Springs just when he’s most desperate to leave. And one unsuspecting human might be stuck right there with him. Ever since Juniper Hawkins came to Cambio Springs to visit her big brother, strange things keep happening, not the least was running into the man who’d almost made her change her wandering ways. Juni wasn’t the kind of woman who settled down, even when the object of her affection was a tall, dark, and handsome photographer who kissed her senseless then abandoned her in Southeast Asia.Not that she was still irritated about that. AmazonKU
In Greenacre’s embrace, shadows fade, secrets unfold, and hearts dare to hope again…
Stephanie – After the sour sting of a failed marriage, romance is the last thing on Steph Walker’s mind. Her compass now firmly points towards her four children, dedicating herself entirely to their laughter and dreams. Yet, when she shifts from the familiar lanes of Ohio to the mysteries of Greenacre, Seattle upon a nudge from her best friend, she’s introduced to a world where folks have a knack for transforming into bears. Amidst these surprises, it’s the enigmatic Sebastian, with his entrancing golden eyes, that truly captures her curiosity. And when she chances upon his shadowed secret, she playfully traps him: “Share with me, or I’ll share with the town.” Sebastian – Sebastian has found solace in Greenacre for a year, yet an ominous past and the pull of revenge against a nefarious doctor keep him restless. Along comes Steph, the spirited newcomer with her infectious zest and a band of joyous kids, who inadvertently shakes his guarded world. It’s just common sense that a lone wolf like him would never want a mate. So why can’t he seem to keep himself from falling for her? Her discovery of his clandestine truth, combined with her light-hearted challenge, makes him question the walls he’s built. With fate playfully twining their paths, can these two guarded souls dare to dream of love again? AmazonKU
The monster’s widow and the monster. Alone for too long, the last of vampire Draven’s humanity is slipping away. Needing a mate to anchor him and keep the monster at bay, he strikes a bargain with a young hunter to find him a bride. Newly widowed, historian Charlotte is desperate for a fresh start. When she’s presented with the unusual proposition of becoming a vampire’s bride for a year, she cannot pass up the chance to speak with one of the oldest creatures on the planet. Charlotte unwittingly married a monster once, and it ended in disaster. The question is – will she knowingly make that choice again? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: MM Mpreg shifter romance
Asilo Pack lives in the shadows protecting those without a voice. When I decided to become part of Asilo I made myself one rule; Don’t get attached. Too many omegas and children came and left our pack on a regular basis for that. Getting too close was a fast track to burn out. If only I had been wise enough to follow my own rule. When Shaw arrives to collect his nephew, I am ready to fight for the young boy. Where was this man all the time he needed a relative in his corner? But then I catch Shaw’s scent. He’s mine. The one shifter in the world made just for me. Only… he doesn’t recognize me as his. Facing rejection from my mate was hard enough, but having to watch the child I love as my own build a family that doesn’t involve me was more than I could bear. And if that weren’t enough, we discover that the child’s abusive alpha father is back. AmazonKU
Locke – I’ve always had a plan. My life has always gone according to that. However, along the way, I missed something. I thought my regimented life and financial security were enough to sustain me. I was wrong. My bear craves an omega and a family but I’m not interested in the dating scene or one of those apps. So when a wax-sealed envelope arrives in my mailbox offering me a chance to get away, I make plans to travel, sure the rest will quell my bear. Sheppard – Once I retired from being an Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer,, I had no clue what I wanted for or from life. Having lived on a tight schedule since that first daddy and me swimming class when the teacher said I had a talent, I was so ready to be free. But now, those free hours stretch out in front of me, empty. And my rabbit, who has never had a lot to say, has decided a mate will give us purpose. I’ve heard ono one leaves the Bearclaw Inn without a mate, but never dreamed I’d receive an invitation. Good timing? Or just a dead end? Only one way to find out. AmazonKU
Six authors come together to bring to life thrilling and heart-pounding horror stories of nannies and their wards, creating something unsettling that will haunt the reader long after they’ve finished reading! A governess is plagued by nightmares of her own death each night—but are they mere dreams? Atrocities of the past collide with the future for a nighttime nanny. Secrets surrounding a castle are murderous for a caregiver. A failed witch’s apprentice must take up her late aunt’s babysitting shift at a terrifying house. For one babysitter, discovering the truth about a local house, and her ward, comes with a hefty price. An unsuspecting young woman gets more than she bargained for when she takes on a nannying job… for a doll. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
All Emerie ever wanted was redemption. When a monster comes to Zagros Fortress, Emerie is tasked with capturing him. She never would have gone through with it had she known their treatment of him would be inhumane, nor can she stand by and allow it to continue. Unfortunately, agreeing to help him in his goal may not have been the wisest choice. Along the way, he manages to charm her, and what she once found frightening becomes utterly titillating instead. All Ingram ever wanted was revenge. After a traumatic event, Ingram does something foolish. He seeks out aid in his quest for retribution, only to find himself in the clutches of enemies who wear Demon-like uniforms. They’re all cruel – except for her. She is as beautiful as she is broken, but in a way that soothes his own pain. He’s never desired a female of his own, yet her sensuality fiercely calls to him. He starts wanting more, while lacking the humanity to truly understand what he seeks. Will Ingram be able to forgive Emerie for what she has done to him, and erase her doubts at the same time? AmazonKU
Could the goddess of wine’s annual trip to the afterlife lead her to love? Geshtinanna’s annual trip to the afterlife is upon her, and that means that she finally gets to spend time with the god she’s so drawn to. But when she arrives, she finds that her precious vineyard has been neglected in her absence. Can she restore it before it’s time to leave again? And can she finally admit the feelings she has for Aken?
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble…Marina Naida’s life is unraveling. On the first anniversary of her ultra-messy break up, her spot on the local cooking show goes up in a flaming tray of cupcakes. Never mind the nightmares turning her love of the water into something so frightening she’s afraid to close her eyes. When she lands on her butt in what has to be a haunted patch of mud next to a local brewery, fate knocks her another good one. But this time, will she make the right choice for her head and her heart? Lucia Bellflower spent her life savings to open Lucia’s Botanicals and Brews and damned if she is going to let anyone stand in her way of making it a success. Not a pack of thirsty werewolves with a penchant for breaking barstools and definitely not a woman trying to drown herself right off her back deck. Things are about to get real, and this water witch is about to have the fight of her life. But some things are worth fighting for. Some people even more.
An impossible choice that will change the world as we know it…Valeri Rudik has always been wary of his strange Guardian magic. Now a student at Oxford, his only goal is to keep his head down, avoid unwanted attention, and focus on his groundbreaking research into quantum theory. When he meets the enthusiastic Henry Thorne, a fellow Guardian, he realizes there is so much more to his magic than he ever knew. His theories suddenly seem possible, and the power he’s hidden thrums to life. Sharing their research, he and Henry find a mind-boggling connection between their special magic and time travel. But as they get closer to unlocking the secret to traveling through time, the strange and volatile power of their magic threatens to erupt. Their experimentation becomes dangerous and deadly, and without warning, Valeri receives the terrifying summons—there has been a nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and he must protect the magical forces contained in nearby Pripyat before the pocket is poisoned forever. Always the cautious one, he is caught between his fate and the friendship that’s changed his life. Ultimately, Valeri must make an impossible choice—trust his magical instincts or honor the friendship that will lead to the scientific discovery of a lifetime. AmazonKU
Am I really angry or having a midlife crisis? Life is easier when you’re younger. Mulan, the new bestie I never wanted, is in crisis. Rasmus left weeks ago and hasn’t returned, so I’m in crisis. I put a demon compulsion on my ex to make him forget he was evil, so my daughter is in crisis. All Conn seems capable of doing is laughing at me and my pain. We’ll see who gets the last laugh, though. Mulan thinks dating him violates everything in her life and negates the reason she was given her powers. Not that I would laugh at Conn’s pain—I wouldn’t. Okay, well, I would, but I’d feel bad about it. Maybe. Men in general aren’t high up on my “things that make me happy” list at the moment, and I confess my attitude is quite fair to my normally very helpful familiar. AmazonKU
Destined to become the next King of the Drakens, Prince Fane wants what he can’t have: Sakala, his bitter rival since they were draklings. But this year, something has changed that could end their childhood debate once and for all—Sakala has decided to enter the courtship arena. During the annual hunts where males and females battle to test their compatibility for mateship, Fane sees his chance to finally prove to his kingdom who the stronger and faster draken is. However, he soon realizes that his actions have deep consequences, and his desire for Sakala may have more at stake than just his pride. Will Fane rise to become the king he was meant to be, or will his heart lead him down a dangerous path?
A stubborn empath. A passionate dreamwalker. A love worth fighting for. For empathic illusionist Warren ‘Sully’ Sullivan dreamwalking Captain Elliot Stone is more than the only thing keeping him sane and safe. He’s the keeper of Sully’s heart, even if he can’t seem to admit it out loud. When an ancient grimoire infused with catastrophic magic comes into play, they’ve got to do everything in their power to keep it from landing in enemy hands. Unfortunately, that means working closely with a man who once shattered Elliot’s heart. Someone he would have done anything for. As insecurity and fear threaten the fledgling relationship between Elliot and Sully, will the darkness closing in around them bring them closer or tear them apart forever? AmazonKU
It’s been ten years since the love of Juliette’s life sailed away and never looked back. The date they agreed to meet again has long since passed, and Juliette isn’t interested in waiting around any longer. So she kidnaps herself! Unfortunately, things start to go wrong immediately…Maura might have fallen in love with a princess as a teenager, but as an adult she’s all too aware of the obstacles between them. She’s the most-wanted pirate captain in the kingdom Juliette is princess of. It will never work. But when she receives a distress call from her princess, she doesn’t hesitate to ride to the rescue…But it’s not the reunion Juliette wanted. After saving her, Maura is determined to stick her on a ship home. Juliette is having none of it. She’s got a secret key to Atlantis…she just doesn’t realize the portal will take Maura and her entire ship, too. Whoops. AmazonKU AB
Astrid is a lowly tavern wench on an island ruled by pirates. If anyone discovers what she really is, she’ll be executed. Her world is turned upside down when her father bargains her to pay a debt, and she’s forced to marry Talon the Destroyer, a ruthless pirate captain known for his brutality. Talon Thorvald is an exiled prince of Daneland, a berserker who’s near invincible in a fight. But he’s powerless to fight what he feels for his treacherous wife. She ran from him seven years ago, and now she’s a feared pirate captain in her own right. Now he’s hunting his wife. AmazonKU
When the fastest racing pirate in the world rescues a witch who doesn’t know her own power…lightning strikes AmazonKU
My brother stole everything from me. My family. My name. My future. For five years I’ve planned, waited. Now it’s my turn to take from him. Starting with his bride. Niall Hudson is the key to a treasure I’ve spent half a decade hunting down. Yeah, she’s a little upset to find herself a “guest” on my pirate ship. But the mouthy, curvy and beautiful shipping heiress is going to give me what I need…one way or another. This treasure will not only bring me and my crew riches beyond our wildest dreams, but it will restore all that has been stolen from me. But Niall isn’t submitting so easily. Even though my brother is hot on my trail, she’s playing games, issuing terms of her own. And she isn’t above turning the tables on me to get what she wants. Game on, little girl. Because I’ve decided I’m not satisfied with just her help. I want her. All of her. And I’m going to enjoy every second of conquering my brother’s woman. So will she. AmazonKU
Charlotte Davenport is a woman on a singular mission: get onto a ship bound for Atlantis by any means necessary, and get home to her sister. When she joins the crew of the Malediction, she has no idea she’s made herself an unwitting captive of its pirate captain. Captain Lirian Jurel is cocky and secretive and infuriatingly handsome, and she can’t shake the feeling that he’s laughing at her . . . but Charlotte has a secret of her own, and she’ll do anything to keep it. After all, who could possibly understand the life of a monster? Captain Lirian Jurel has only one thing on his mind — the next adventure. Fucking, feasting, and fighting — it’s a pirate’s life for him, and he loves the watery path he’s chosen. He’s never been able to stay away from danger, and Charlotte Davenport — the impudent little witch disguising herself as a member of his crew — seems like the most dangerous creature he’s ever encountered. Striking a bargain to bring her home is an easy trade for having her warm in his bed . . . But bringing her home means saying goodbye, which is harder than he anticipated. When you’re a vicious sea monster like him, being alone is the wisest course of action, but once they reach Atlantis, Lirian vows to help Charlotte see her journey through — wherever it leads. AmazonKU
Ghosts are real. And now they’re Aric’s problem. Even legendary swordsmen need time off, and Aric and his half-fairy partner Emrys are traveling south to visit Aric’s brother. But, on a stormy night at a roadside inn, an old friend stumbles in nearly frozen, swearing that the mountain pass is haunted … and deadly. With travelers and friends in danger, Aric and Em will try to solve the mystery of the murderous hauntings, but that won’t be simple. Swords aren’t much use against specters. Any use of Em’s magic will draw attention from a powerful fairy king. And this quest is making Aric think about his past, his future, and settling down in one spot with Em, someday … if Emrys wants that future, too. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
In a world where the threads of reality fray and unravel like a well-worn tapestry, my life is abruptly woven into a tangled mess of fate. The cost of my transformation is greater than I could have imagined. A cataclysmic upheaval shakes the foundation of my entire family, threatening to tear us apart. The toll nearly claims my beloved husband’s life, pushing the boundaries of our endurance to their very limits. Unfortunately, I cannot escape this ethereal web of fate. Thrust into a role I never asked for, I have no choice but to evolve until I become a guardian of relics. I will carry the weight of ancient powers and hidden truths like a sentinel in a world teetering on the precipice of chaos, or I will perish while trying. To protect those I hold dear, I accept a task as treacherous as dancing with a witch’s curse, as daunting as taming a raging storm. Desperately racing against time to…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
The immortal prince must fall. Callie: I’m on a quest to reach my sister, to claim her from the clutches of the vampires who seized my family and end the immortal life of the prince who claimed her. But the path this dark slayer is taking me on is rife with danger, though the kind he weaves is fast becoming my favourite temptation. Familiars watch us from the shadows, and one wrong move could see the vampires stalking us in the dark. But they aren’t my only concern anymore, because the gods of old are waking, and now one of them has their sights set on us. No matter what fate throws our way, I will rescue my family, even if it costs me everything. Montana: I fear this game will end in blood. I’m so deeply involved in Erik Belvedere’s cunning plans, and the cost is rising by the hour. I’ll do anything I can to protect my family, but this ritual only ends one way. A human bride for a vampire prince. And the game is getting more deadly. Elite vampires are showing up dead in the city, and I’m sure I’ve seen the killer before…If only I could act on logic, maybe this wouldn’t be so impossible. But I’m starting to crave the monster who holds me captive. If I can’t break free of his allure, how will I ever save myself and those I love? AmazonKU
The Jinn Spymaster of Valdis Maj has been working in secret for years, but that’s all about to change. It’s a turbulent time in the Kingdom of Valdis. There is a new face at the King’s court – a hardened warrior looking to settle down in one place after a lifetime of wandering. He has earned the respect of the King and is asked to liaise with the spymaster. What he doesn’t expect is that the spymaster is a woman. A very intriguing, very beautiful woman. Something about her speaks to him on a very basic level. He wants her. But, more importantly, he wants her in his life…forever. Isolde is a very good spy, but she has never found one man who can make her weak in the knees and also earn her respect. When she meets the general, she suspects he might just be the one. It will take two wild dragons and multiple assassination attempts on their liege lord to throw them into danger – and prove their attraction isn’t just a fleeting thing. They might just have a shot at a real, life-long bond… If they both survive the trials ahead.
He was trained as an assassin, but Kit’s no murderer. Son of a Lindumian noble, Kit has made peace with his fate as soulmate to Sudharain’s Prince Talal. Making peace with his home country is harder. Kit’s father arrives at court, demanding he stand trial for murder. Kit knows the claim is false. But if this plan doesn’t work, what else will Lindumia try in order to destroy him – and Sudharain? As prince and heir, Talal was raised to always put Sudharain first. But that was before he met his soulmate. Now, he knows he’d burn down the world for the man he loves. He wants Kit’s home country to be an ally, but if they strike against his beloved soulmate he’ll show no mercy. AmazonKU
She just wanted to take care of her family. She’ll have to degrade herself for me in exchange…She can act as shocked as she wants. We both know that she wants what I have. Her pretty little shows of defiance only harden my will. And when I enter, those protestations will melt away. Her heart will belong to me. The spirit will be broken. And she will be suitable. Not only to spend her life with me. But to give birth to my heir. AmazonKU
Nothing is beyond his reach. Or his corruption. And I’m eager for him to ruin me.
I fled the city, thinking I could find justice. All I found was a trap. Cornered by a demon – so brutal, yet so divine. He is as beautiful as he is cruel. And instead of fighting him…
I’m begging him to take a bite. To ravage every inch of me. Only I can be the vessel for him to occupy to defeat his timeless enemies. He will use me in his quest for absolute power. And I will help him. Because even though my mind, my body and my soul all belong to him now. I own the one thing of his that gives me the upper hand – His love. AmazonKU
Layala Lightbringer’s worst fears came true when she woke the wicked Black Mage, Hel. He claims she is a goddess reborn… and his wife. For her, the Elf King Thane is the love she desires, the one she fought for, and the one she wishes to marry. She wants nothing to do with her past. Until their lives are threatened and her relationship with Thane depends on remembering who she was in her previous existence as Valeen. But she can’t do it on her own. To get her memories back she must rely on the one she hates most, Hel, and working with him rather than against him poses its own risks. He is a dangerous temptation, and Layala finds herself pulled between two entirely different lives with two very different loves. AmazonKU
“Well, you have armour. It’s the lyre and the goose that have me a bit confused.” The Dragon War has left its mark on everyone, and Reverie Rosetia is no exception. After her brother is struck down in a skirmish, it is on her to take up the family legacy of greatness – no matter what her plans might have been before that. She must find his sword and bring it home. With no better place to start her search, Reverie arrives at the Collection, an isolated place full of magical oddities and artifacts. Soon after her arrival, the eclectic visitors to the Collection and its owner find themselves trapped inside. A magical force has broken free and is determined to break them, one by one. Can Reverie solve the mystery of how their attacker manifested and put it right before it is too late? Reverie meets adventurers Lark and Wren as the trio are trapped in this claustrophobic and irreverent fantasy mystery, which may have more to do with Lark and Wren’s chase than they think. AmazonKU
One word could kill them all. That’s what I was warned about after the first accident when I killed my family’s allies. My powers manifested too young. Powers I never asked for. I can connect with the realm of the dead. My medium? My voice. And so I don’t talk. Ever. Not to anyone—except my sister, of course. She’s the only reason I’m not utterly insane after a lifetime spent hiding. In the darkness. In silence. Under a shroud of loneliness with only the dead for company. Until I meet them. Jasper. Kornelius. Zyran. Three sinfully gorgeous vampires without a House who I don’t trust. Because my words didn’t kill them when they came for me. My time spent hiding is over, because now all of the Houses know about me. And I can choose to run… or I can scream. AmazonKU
VS Note: Yup, listed as horror.
The winter solstice is celebrated as a time of joy around the world—yet the long nights also conjure a darker tradition of ghouls, hauntings, and visitations. This anthology of all-new stories invites you to huddle around the fire and revel in the unholy, the dangerous, the horrific aspects of a time when families and friends come together—for better and for worse. From the eerie Austrian Schnabelperchten to the skeletal Welsh Mari Lwyd, by way of ravenous golems, uncanny neighbors, and unwelcome visitors, Christmas and Other Horrors captures the heart and horror of the festive season. Because the weather outside is frightful, but the fire inside is hungry. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
The power of the Sixth Gate grows stronger within Raine each day—to control it, she needs lessons no living Draoihn can teach her. Her fledgling friendships are tested to a breaking point as she tries to face what she has become, and her master Ulovar is struck by a mysterious sickness that slowly saps the vitality from his body, leaving Raine to face her growing darkness alone. There’s only one chance to turn the tide of power surging within her—to learn the secrets the Draoihn themselves purged from the world. The book can teach her. She doesn’t know where she found it, or when exactly, but its ever changing pages whisper power that has lain untouched for centuries. As the king’s health fails and the north suffers in the grip of famine, rebellious lords hunger for the power of the Crown, backed by powers that would see the Crowns undone. Amidst this growing threat, Raine’s former friend Ovitus brings a powerful new alliance, raising his status and power of his own. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page)
When the Rezwyn Empire mysteriously cuts diplomatic ties with the Kingdom of Usleth, merchant lord Oren Radek is sent to investigate. But when he discovers a coup brewing against the emperor, Radek’s life and his country’s safety is suddenly under threat. Izra Dziove, visionary advisor to the Rezwyn Emperor, is trying to hold the turbulent Rezwyn court together while being plagued by dreams of his fated man. But when Izra’s adversaries launch an attack on the diplomatic party from Usleth, he is forced to take action to protect them and prevent a war. Forced to trust one another, both men must put aside their differences to save the future of both their nations, while also contending with the growing attraction between them— all while trying to understand their mysterious connection and the forces guiding their shared destiny. Can their fated love change the destiny of nations?
I’m minding my own business when in walks the hottest silver fox I’ve ever seen. He claims I’m his mate. No thanks. I don’t do mates. Especially not arrogant Alpha types. Been there, done that—it left me institutionalized. But those eyes, that smile…Makes a menopausal gal yearn for what she’s been missing. He says I’m the only one for him. But doesn’t he deserve a fertile young breeder? I can’t give him the babies I know he wants.
He says he’ll defy his pack for me. I say this mate pairing is doomed from the start. AmazonKU
I was finally going to be able to stay on Earth to do a job. Joy of joys. No endless water dimension. No realm filled with slavering monsters. No dimension with deadly winds. It was going to be a piece of cake. Yep. I’m an idiot. Ghouls. I was ready for them. Or so I thought. Justice and I had been working hard on my magical skills. The borders between dimensions had been quiet for almost a month. And I’d even managed to work my regular part-time gig at The Muddle, helping my best friend keep the human-type boogies at bay. But alas, the sanity was destined to end. And so was my naïve notion that working within my own dimension for a change was going to be familiar and easy. I’m such a putz. But then, what would you expect from a traveler who doesn’t know how to travel?
The moment she arrives in California, Deirdre falls in love with the untamed land that will become the Widows’ Winery. Despite the local cattle baron having convinced everyone in Sonoma county not to sell them building materials, she is determined to find a way to build their homes and the winery before their time is up and the county can reclaim it. Thankfully she has a bit of fae magic on her side when it comes to charming not only all things that grow, but the hearts of people as well. This pursuit keeps her in the company of Kinan O’Leary, a handsome business man full of innovative ideas. But, considering how she married for money the first time—as her family dictated—she convinces herself she will only find true love in a man of lesser means, one who will accept her fae ancestry. Dylan, a strapping young cattle hand who is helping build her home soon catches her eye as well. Her plans for an unconventional romance become derailed when she is forced to spend more time with Kinan during the planning of her closest friend’s wedding. Something more than base attractive begins to build for him, making her resist all the stronger. It doesn’t help that Dylan has a rugged dangerous side that draws her deeper into a world of secrets. With the cattle baron Ainsworth thwarting her every attempt at building the Widows’ Winery, Deirdre’s choice in men may prove their downfall, or their salvation.
When a necromancer turns up dead, Oliver and Felipe think it will be the perfect, straightforward case for their new partnership. That is, until it leads them to a clinic promising a cure for magic, but they aren’t the only ones investigating the Institute for the Betterment of the Soul. Oliver’s ex, Ansley, is in town, and he’s certain the clinic isn’t the paragon of righteousness it claims to be. Forced to help Ansley infiltrate the institute, Oliver fears he is out of his depth in his work and in love as old wounds and bad habits resurface. But Oliver isn’t the only one struggling. Pulled between his cases, Oliver, and his daughter returning home for the summer, Felipe is drowning. Just when he thinks he finally has everything under control, a new reminder of his untimely demise threatens to throw his life into a tailspin once more. Between festering wounds and secrets, Oliver and Felipe’s lives stand upon a knife’s edge. To face the evil lurking behind the clinic’s genteel smiles, they must stand together or face the destruction of the place they call home.
VS Note: Wayyyyy back when, Cynthia Eden was my gateway into reading paranormal romance. I got to thank her in person once – she was so delightful. Looking forward to reading this one…
Anyone can be tempted…Xavier Hollow is the king of destruction. A shifter, a vampire, a demon—every nightmare you have—all rolled into one very smoking hot package. Xavier snaps his fingers, and the world falls at his feet. His enemies tremble in fear. And the women who want him? They tremble with yearning. Life (and death) is one fabulous ride…until a certain very old curse kicks in for him. A curse that threatens to take away all of his dark power. He needs someone good…to fall for him. STAT. Three days. That’s how long Xavier has to tempt one Mercy Josephine. Innocent, pure, the actual descendant of an angel, she’s all the things that normally give him hives—literally. He’s allergic to good and just can’t stand it. Committing a “good” act causes Xavier physical pain. The bigger the act, the more intense his suffering. But, for Mercy, he’ll have to pretend to be someone very, very different. Someone who is—unfortunately and ever-so-disgustingly—good. He’ll corrupt her. She’ll save him. A simple enough task. Go to the costume ball…(more blurb on the ebook seller’s page)
Raised in foster homes, Dara has always been on her own, and always longed for family. A surprise letter from her Aunt Elvira takes Dara on a surprise journey to family, love and magic. This is low-angst, comfort read with a bit of spice and magic. For when you need something cozy. It follows Enchanted Bonds and Her Halloween Vampire in time, but is a stand alone romance.
A boogieman that doesn’t want to scare anyone doesn’t deserve to be called a monster. At least that’s what my family and every other boogie monster have told me my entire life. Looked down on and bullied for as long as I can remember, I finally have enough and run away from home. Turns out leaving is the best decision I’ve ever made. I’m not the only monster who doesn’t fit the mold. My new town is full of misfit monsters like me. Monsters who make me feel like I belong. And even a couple monsters who make me feel something I’ve only ever felt with one other monster. For the first time in my life, I find true happiness; with Leo, my surly gargoyle, whose heart was hard as stone before I walked into his library, and Ryan, my sweet kaiju who wants to destroy things even less than I want to scare kids. But my past isn’t ready to let me go. What will happen when it finally catches up to me? Amazon
Sei’s power isn’t truly his. As a grail, his role is to serve a mage by augmenting their magic. He’s equally nervous and excited about his arranged betrothal. After a life without intimacy, Sei will finally fulfill his true purpose as a treasured, valuable grail. There’s only one problem: Sei’s new betrothed is the legendary Marek Dire. The dragonrider prince is powerful, intimidating, and larger than life—or at least larger than Sei. Prince Marek doesn’t want a husband, especially one like this. Sei might be captivating, but he’s also too delicate and obedient. Marek vows to break the betrothal, and he refuses to use Sei as a grail. No matter how much Sei wants to be used. But Marek underestimates Sei. Wielding kindness as a weapon, Sei discovers unexpected tenderness in Marek—and new fierceness in himself. But being a grail in power-hungry Draskora is dangerous, and Marek still fears two things. That someone else might hurt Sei…or that Marek himself will. Prince and Betrothed is a high fantasy gay romance, with an arranged marriage, dragons, and shameless displays of affection. The Perilous Courts series is best read in order, and Prince and Betrothed continues the three-book arc about the princes of Draskora. AmazonKU
It’s All Hallows’ Eve and Penelope Mathers is determined to change her fate. Heading out to Blackwater Falls with her trusty camera, she has her heart set on capturing a prize-winning snap so that she can get the hell out of West Virginia for good. But her evening doesn’t quite go as planned when she chances upon an antique locket which tempts her down an overground path where she comes face to face with the jaws of death. Luckily for her the Mothman is nearby—but now Penny owes him a life debt—and the winged cryptid knows exactly how she can repay him.
Welcome to Rydding, the hidden village you might stumble across if you need a home and a fresh start. For Elwyn Howell, the village is a lifesaver when she finds it just as she’s run out of strength and hope while running for her life. The abandoned healer’s cottage welcomes her, even though she’s given up on that calling. She opens a tea shop instead, using her knowledge of herbs and her empathic gift that allows her to select the perfect tea for each customer. Soon, she’s feeling at home in the village community. She’s afraid it’s too good to last, a fear that’s confirmed when she finds a wounded man unconscious in her garden. Was he sent by the people who are hunting her? Not even he knows, since he has no memory of who he is or how he got there. As she nurses him back to health, they develop a close bond, but the specter of both their pasts—the one she’s fleeing and the one he doesn’t remember—gets in the way. He doesn’t know what life he may have left behind, and she lives in constant fear that her old life will catch up with her and she’ll end up convicted of a murder she’s not entirely sure she didn’t commit. They can’t hide forever, not even in Rydding, and if they want to have a future, they’ll have to confront their pasts.
Special Agent Rob Hunter lives to protect. After all, it’s what unicorn shifters have done since God created virgins. When his best friend asks him to help his little sister recuperate after she’s injured, Rob doesn’t hesitate. He has fond memories of the sweet little tomboy who chased after them when they were kids. But half-phoenix Kenna Monroe has grown up into a sexy, smart-mouthed vixen with a chip on her shoulder when it comes to relationships. As an ex-cop who now leads a crack team of commandos into pockets of paranormal resistance, she needs a champion even less than she needs her childhood crush reawakening all her old feelings. So what’s a traditional unicorn to do when the woman he’s falling for isn’t a virgin, doesn’t need protection and is hotter in bed than any sane man can resist?
Talon – Aliens. Deputy Talon Winslow is pretty sure he’s protecting aliens, but he’s starting to get the hang of it…aside from a few interesting issues that keep popping up, like an armored truck going missing. His new job pays too well to be as simple as it looks, but he hadn’t expected glowing eyes and adorable littles who almost sparkle they’re so fascinating. But if aliens come in cute and kinky, does it really matter they’re not human? Kenzie – Dragons. Kenzie can’t quite decide if the new deputy he’s planning on keeping knows about dragons and mages or not. However, it doesn’t take him long to decide it isn’t the most important question when dating the handsome, slightly puzzling human. AmazonKU
It’s hard being a good witch when your clients want bad magic. I’m a witch. Not a powerful witch, mind, but as Grandma liked to say, it’s all in the kindness, not the power. Grandma is gone now, but her dream of having a witch shop lives with me. So, when the opportunity to run my own shop presents itself, I move across the country to take it, no questions asked. But maybe I should have. The sexy local bounty hunter shifter thinks I’m up to no good, my clients keep asking me to use forbidden dark magic, and someone’s trying to sabotage my shop. Probably the same someone who reported me to the Witch Council and left a dead body in my bathtub. Hah! Joke’s on them. As Grandma also used to say, it’s nothing a positive attitude, excellent cleaning supplies, and the complete annihilation of whoever has in it for me can’t fix. Paraphrasing. AmazonKU
I didn’t think pulling off for a quick bite to eat in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere would change everything. I was wrong. Now I’m running through the forest wearing nothing but a red cloak, being hunted by wolves. I don’t know what in the fucked up Red Riding Hood role play is going on here, but I’m desperate, terrified, and not ready to die. When they attack, I know this is it. Except…it isn’t. Because the den of wolves that bite me somehow turn into men. Men who swear I’m just like them—a shifter. And as much as I don’t want to believe them, I’m not sure they’re wrong. There’s a wildness brimming inside me, something monstrous that’s threatening to break loose. The den claims they can help me tame it, but they’re not the only ones out here in the woods. There’s someone that’s trying to drag me from the moonlight into the dark. And it’s going to take everything I am, everything I’m becoming, to stop them. AmazonKU
It’s time to find my home. My family. In a world where strength is hunted and those unlike the rest are sentenced to death, my kind are better off in groups. Fire is not something to dabble in and when given the right fuel, it can destroy anything. Thus, we are public enemy number one in the world of supernaturals. While investigating a connection between the Division of Silence and ORKA, monsters are also trying to find those responsible for giving humans magic with which they use to kill supernaturals. I’m in the middle of these investigations, even as I try to find my own happily ever after. The Harem Project has my family. I’m sure of it. And when I meet the House of Agni, I know without a doubt that they are the matching flames to my fiery soul. There’s just one problem – someone beat me to their hearts mere weeks before me. My name is Zuri and I’m not sure I’m even going to get a happily for now, never mind a happily ever after. Especially not when monsters have just called an all out war on ORKA and I’m left wrecked for the family I was too late to claim. This is a polyamorous story with content not intended for those under 18 years of age due to graphic scenes and situations. AmazonKU
As a pixie, I’m a rule-breaker and master of mayhem. I’ve played matchmaker to all four of the Syndicate Lords, but somehow, I never seem to find my own match. That changes when I meet a handsome stranger and fall hard. Vale Gentry may be tall, dark and devastatingly charming, but I should have known better than to get tangled up with an elf. Everyone knows they’re the snobs of the magical world. I’m nothing more than dirt under their gilded shoes. That’s never more clear than when I discover Vale is betrothed—to his stepsister. Heartbroken, I return home with a new rule: never fall in love. But fate isn’t finished with me. Just when I’ve sworn off elves forever, Vale shows up in the Hallows—and he’s every bit as distracting as he was the first time around. When I get the opportunity to punish him, I seize it, locking him in a magical contract that makes him my servant for two weeks. I’ll revel in making the heir to the Summer Court scrub my floors and sweep the attic. I’ll order him to his knees. The only problem? He looks really good down there—and his golden eyes promise deliciously dirty deeds I remember all too well. Vale refuses to let me go. But the elves aren’t willing to release him, either. The clock is ticking on his marriage contract, and his stepmother is determined to see him wed. When his reluctance puts both our lives in danger, I have to decide if my pride is more important than my prince—and if a chance at true love is worth risking everything. I just have to hope I’m not too late. AmazonKU
May Day, or Beltane, is approaching, and the veil between the world of the Land Spirits, the Fae—the Little People, aka the Good People, and the everyday folk of Vardo has grown thin. The town turns out to celebrate with Maypoles, bonfires, and Yohopa ceremonial dances to welcome the coming summer. During the last week in April, the town is preparing for the grand opening of Gideon’s Grimoire, a new occult bookstore on the Vardo Town Square, when Polly, an elderly employee of the bookstore, is found dead after foraging for Mayapples near the mysterious Mandrake Cottage. The Medical Examiner says the woman could have died of stress caused by fright. The local Yohopa shaman and Perrie’s Aunt Azalea believe a Land Spirit or one of the Fae caused the woman’s death. Perrie’s psychic senses kick into gear as more evidence of the Fae…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
A long-awaited mating ceremony. A wolf who burns sausages and has no claws. A poet who doesn’t feel worthy. What could possibly go wrong? Read the next installment of Ghost Mountain (or if you haven’t met my wolves yet, go start with Alpha. I don’t write series that can be picked up in the middle!) For this one, Reilly invites you to get into the full spirit of the occasion – dress up in some fancy clothes, skip sleep for a few days, and bring a favorite berry or two for the ceremonial bowl. AmazonKU
ALO – A good Protector is focused on one thing—duty. That’s been my guiding mantra since I came to the hidden monster haven of Ever. My roles as Protector and father come first. But I’ve got a secret—I’m desperately obsessed with the beautiful, kind, mischievous pixie who lives across the street. Miriam Saihem invaded my mind first, building a rock-solid friendship I‘ve come to rely on. But my heart demands something more, someone to make it beat again. I don’t want to have to choose between her or my child, responsibility or love. I’m selfish-I want them both. When Miriam learns about a human holiday centered entirely around candy, she asks for my help making Halloween come alive. It’s the perfect chance for me to get closer to her and finally make the first move. But when an evil warlock sets his sights on Ever, those I love are in danger. I’ve got to find—and eliminate—the threat or I’ll never get the chance to make Miriam mine. AmazonKU
Mal – Perfect Shores Funeral Parlour, the family business; we bury the bodies and reap the souls, it’s what we do. “Be nice to the humans, Mal.” My father insists. “Humans are our business.” I don’t do humans. I don’t like humans. They’re tedious, but I’m cold and unfeeling. They mean nothing to me. But then he walks in; sad eyes, sallow skin, a man grieving for his lost love. It’s all I can do not to hide him away and take care of him. This wasn’t supposed to happen. He wasn’t supposed to happen; now I don’t know how to handle these feelings. Doesn’t he know I’m a demon, not a lover? Jason – “It’s time to move on, Jase.” Kristine’s words ring in my ears as I enter Perfect Shores Funeral Parlour, but that isn’t what I have in mind. You see, I’ve heard of a man that can bring him back from the dead and I’ll do anything to hold him in my arms again. Kieran was my world until his ended. But then there he is. Tall, dark and brooding, but he’s not the one I’m here to see. He’s not the one that can bring Kieran back to me. Something about him, though. I can’t explain how he brings a long-forgotten smile to my face, how my stone-cold heart beats a little faster. This wasn’t supposed to happen. He wasn’t supposed to happen. But he’s a demon, not my dead lover. AmazonKU
Can Pepper get her dragon gift? Pepper Reign is still reeling from the consequences of having her goodness stolen by Wells Morgan—and the results were so bad that cousin Amelia isn’t speaking to her. Determined to reclaim what was taken, Pepper, Axel, and Betty confront Wells about the theft. But he’s dead—stone cold dead. Not only did the man leave a menagerie of dragons, but he also left a house full of suspects—a trophy wife, an adult son, and two apprentices. Turns out, not only does Pepper need to find her goodness before she spirals into darkness, but she and her family must also uncover Wells’s killer. In fact, they’ve been charged with that job—and are supposed to stay at the mansion until the murderer is named. But there are distractions—finding her goodness and acquiring a dragon’s gift. Wait. What? A gift from a dragon? Apparently her dragon Hugo can bestow her with a magical gift. But what is it? And can she receive it before the murderer strikes again? Because she, Axel, and Betty are stuck in a house with a killer and there are no guarantees that murder is off the table. Can Pepper find the killer before he or she strikes again? Or will she lose not only her goodness, but the most valuable essence of all—her life? AmazonKU
A demon once summoned is bound to his witch. That is the first rule of demon summoning. But don’t blame me for not knowing! I just found out I’m a witch. All I wanted was a hot pumpkin spice latte on a cozy, rainy day. What I got was a demon crawling into my bed at night. He has horns, a tail, hooved feet, and a body worth being damned to Hell for. I never thought soul corruption could taste so delicious. AmazonKU
I’m told Nethermire House is haunted, but the truth is even stranger. Nethermire is home to an eccentric 80-year-old and the young man she claims is her great-nephew. Except he’s not. He’s a demon. Brin’s chaotic, bratty ways draw me to him. When he calls me Daddy, I’m a goner. I want to protect him, take care of him, and call him mine. But when he gets summoned to hell, our happiness is shattered. Can I recall him to my side, or will I lose him forever? AmazonKU
She didn’t want to be anyone’s bride, let alone three werewolves’…All Lola Creig wanted was peace and quiet enough to run Lola’s Books & Mortar, her bookshop in Aberdeen, Scotland. But as a minor member of the Highland Heathens with resulting obligations, she’s been chosen to unite ancient enemies of warring shifter clans—by marrying both Nico Luceres and Luca Ribelle! But then Victor Alexander, the guardian wolf tasked with overseeing the nuptials, shows up and confuses her even more with the attraction she also feels for him…a soul-deep attraction that’s returned…These three fierce, proud shifters she’s fated to be with are dangerous weres to cross if things don’t go as planned. They’re members of the powerful rival houses of Luceres and Ribelle and the neutral House of Anche, based in Las Vegas’ Mojave Desert, and Lola’s destined to become their Samhain bride, giving herself to them—fully. But is Lola ready to have a harem of her own? Because these shifters want it all and won’t take no for an answer. And with the wedding being held under a dangerous Samhain moon when the veil between this world and the next thins, anything could happen. Amazon
Detective Isla Ceartas is new to Neptune Oasis, but she isn’t new to solving crimes. The PADA detective knows trouble when she sees it…and she sees it in the eyes of treasure hunter and demigod, Jace Solari. He and his glow-in-the-dark, wisecracking dragon reek of mischief and mayhem. But when a prominent lawyer meets a magical end in the Bermuda Triangle, Isla finds herself partnering with Jace to solve the case. Between tracking down suspects, verifying alibis, and going on spell-shrouded stakeouts, the case slowly starts to come together. That is until a new threat emerges. With each twist and turn, Isla and Jace race against island time to unravel the enchanted evidence that will unveil the truth behind the lawyer’s demise. Can the crime-solving duo–with Glo’s help, of course–close the case before the Bermuda Triangle’s enchantments swallow them whole? AmazonKU
Ryder Clark was a wild child. The day he turned twenty-two, he got in his car, pointed it west, and never looked back. Life was clubbing, booze, and the mornings after. Until today. Swept up in events set in motion decades ago, Ryder can’t run from his past this time—not when his past flies across the country to visit him. Yet even his problems are mundane compared to those of his new boss. James is intelligent, handsome, and… a vampire. He’s also magnetic, and Ryder can’t resist the pull. Apparently neither can the person who keeps trying to kill them. One way or another, today is the day Ryder grows up. AmazonKU
Evie’s life in the picturesque town of Honeysuckle Springs takes an unexpected turn when an heirloom cookie recipe whispers secrets from the past. It leads her to a decades-old mystery that won’t be easy to unravel. To complicate matters, Amelia, the captivating witch with a dark past, can’t keep her eyes off Caden. Her unsettling presence shadows Evie’s sleuthing, leaving Evie to wonder if she’ll need to fight for her relationship with Caden. While Aunt Birdie assures her that love will find its way, her feisty familiar kitten, Kookie, is ready to pounce at any sign of trouble, especially if it involves Amelia.
Between a covert rendezvous under moonlit skies and old mills that still hold the echoes of forbidden love, Evie dives deep into a world where magic is as real as the town’s history. But every clue she unravels leads her toward danger and the person who’s desperate to keep the past buried. If she can’t solve the case fast enough, she might be the next mysterious murder. AmazonKU
VS Note: Psychic detective.
Hailey Arquette found the ultimate photo opportunity deep in the Texas bayou, a pair of playful panther cubs. Before she can capture the shot, she witnesses a different type of shoot that lands in the crosshairs of a vicious killer. FBI agent Trenton Briner has long known the coastal waters of Texas are ripe for the opportunity for smuggling. His current investigation leads him to a mouthy teen with an uncanny knack for landing in the thick of trouble at every turn. When another body turns up, the trio must untangle the mystery before the smugglers find their target. AmazonKU
Jesse Potter still hates Halloween. But he loves his boyfriend Patrick, and plans to spend the last week of April inside Patrick’s large house getting acquainted after months apart. But Patrick’s sister Kayla is staying with him, and she’s nine months pregnant, and so the house may as well be haunted. Then the corn dolls start to appear everywhere. Kayla claims there are demons in her bed. And Jesse becomes haunted by two fairy creatures who won’t leave him alone. When a time-slip six months into the future gives Patrick and Jesse a chance to heal everyone they’ve come across, will they take it? Or will they distrust the fae who say they are here to help, simply because it’s now — once again — Halloween night?
Amazon NOTE: The author’s books are on Apple Books and Kobo so maybe this one will be soon.
Princess Lenushka of Norveshka prides herself on her courage. She’s faced down the doubters who think a woman dragon shifter is worth less than a man. She will marry to secure the support of her nobles—and ensure she’ll hold the Norveshki throne. A battle-hardened soldier, she’s prepared to destroy the Brotherhood of the Sun, who threaten all Aerthlan. But she can barely look at Bran Morris, the Raven. His dark, brooding beauty is off-limits for a princess who must wed for advantage. And he has far too many secrets of his own for Lennie to trust him with hers. Bran’s quest is for vengeance, against the Brotherhood monsters who killed his brother and abused his sisters. He can’t dream about the sharp-eyed woman warrior whose memory haunts him, not even when she appears to rescue him from an unknown dragon shifter. But when Lennie and Bran discover they’re Aerthlan’s last defense against a powerful, murderous mastermind, they can no longer afford to deceive each other—or themselves. And when a dragon’s passion is freed, anything is possible.
I hate her as much as I can’t live without her. Marrok – I’ve been cursed, and I’m out for vengeance. I’ll do anything to end my damnation, including kidnap an innocent with telling violet eyes. For fifteen hundred years I’ve been an immortal recluse. Suddenly, I’m tortured by filthy dreams that leave me craving my captive. Worse, once I lay rough hands on her soft skin, I demand things from her I shouldn’t. I feel things beyond the hatred that has consumed me. Protectiveness. Possessiveness. And a hunger more demanding than any vengeance. Olivia – The second I meet Marrok, my heart stutters. My world stops. I’m drawn to the brash stranger, until…He abducts me. He vows to slake fifteen centuries of lust on me. He commands me to uncurse him—or he’ll kill me. We should never have met. We’re enemies. Fate makes us lovers. Magic decrees us mates, unlocking secrets and unleashing a dark, paranormal power determined to burn down the world. Unless we band together, we’re doomed.
There was no question about it – Marli would reject her fated mate. Marli lost everything when another pack took over her dingo pack. Her father was the alpha, and he died in battle trying to overcome the enemy. But as soon as he died, her pack had to surrender.
The worst part was that the new alpha was her fated mate. No way was she going to accept him as her mate. She was going to fight any attraction she had towards him. She refused to be mated to the man who killed her father. AmazonKU
Lonnie Skyeborne is a liar and proud of it. From the moment she was born, her mother sensed there was something extraordinary about her daughter, andtaught her to never reveal the truth of who she is. But now, Lonnie is alone and trapped in her own web of lies. She is the queen in name only, and afraid to trust anyone, even the princes who claim to be her allies. She still has four deadly hunts to complete before she can escape her bargains with the Everlast family, and meanwhile war is looming in the country of Elsewhere. Trusting someone—anyone—and revealing her secrets may save her life, but it could also spell doom for generations to come. So, who to trust? Prince Bael, Lonnie’s beautiful but dangerous part-time ally. Prince Scion, the wicked and powerful former heir to the throne. Prince Gwydion, the brilliant and manipulative healer. Or, perhaps, a new ally could make themselves known under the cover of darkness. AmazonKU
The solar eclipse is coming and my fated mate is my only hope…My sole intention in finding my fated mate was to break my curse. But after almost losing Celeste to my enemies, now I can’t imagine my life without her. Yet my developing feelings for Celeste won’t protect her from our powerful enemy, Sabine. Or the Solar Sovereign’s evil magic that seeks to prevent me from breaking my curse at the impending solar eclipse. Our only choice is for Celeste to work fast to harness her abilities. She continues to surprise me with her growing powers, but when someone close to us is threatened, the temptation for her to use dark magic becomes dangerously strong. I refuse to let her risk her life for me. Once I would have done anything to break my curse, except that was before my fated mate bewitched me. And now I fear I’ll be forced to make a choice between my freedom and her safety. AmazonKU
Lucifer, Gabriel, Nathaniel—My mates. The story of heaven and hell is far different from what I’ve always believed. Lucifer, Gabriel, and their siblings govern hell and every soul within it. But there’s a twist. I’m tied to these fallen angels by an inescapable destiny. Lucifer has been waiting for his mate to fulfill the prophecy for millennia. He’s been waiting for me. Little did he know, I was also destined to be Gabriel’s mate. And when circumstances take a treacherous turn, and I find myself in the clutches of Nathaniel, their father’s loyal soldier, I realize I have three mates. Three brothers. Three Angels. All mine. I belong to them now. I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’m not just a pawn to be played with. They crave everything I represent, every promise my existence holds, and won’t rest until they unlock my true potential. They might control my destiny, but will they ever own my heart? I’m going to help them reclaim their lost glory. This mortal? She’s stronger than she looks. AmazonKU
VS Note: All 3 books in the series were released. The information for book one is below.
At ten years old, Raven was mysteriously willed to be the next ruler of Seolia, a kingdom nestled within the realm of The Four Kingdoms. Orphaned as a baby, she has spent fifteen years ruling over a kingdom she believes she did not earn all while hiding secrets: she possesses dark magic, and she thirsts for blood. Now at almost twenty-five years old and with a sudden addiction to stealing life, Raven must fight through her new procured darkness to save her soul, but when a mysterious stranger arrives in her kingdom, she starts experiencing vivid dreams that detail who she truly is. As she slowly starts to unravel her story, what she uncovers at the end of the spool will change the course of her life and her kingdom forever. AmazonKU AB
Kara – It’s no secret that I’ve been down on my luck recently. I’m not really one to complain, but today has been especially bad. I was late to work because of car trouble, and even though it was out of my control, I still got reprimanded. Now that I’m home, I can’t focus on anything. I need to clear my head. Usually, a walk in the woods behind my house works, but not this time. No, I stumble and fall, twisting my ankle. Now I’m in the middle of nowhere and there’s something coming towards me through the trees. Is it someone coming to help me, or some nightmarishly horrible monster? Zorion – I may be a high-ranking demon with the Royal Legion at my beck and call, but even power feels lackluster after a while. I’m tired of these duties that keep me away from things that I love. To escape the stress, I find myself wandering in the mortal plane, taking in nature in all its glory. Every little plant and insect knows exactly what to do next in its life; I wish I could say the same. I need a mate to retire from the militia, but finding a mate is daunting. No one I’ve ever met before has ever appealed to me, but then a little bird quite literally stumbles across my path. Is this her? The mate I’ve been quietly searching for? AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in erotica.
Cole – I’ve wanted my curvy neighbor since the first time I laid eyes on her, but tonight she gets to see the real me, and we’ll finally know if she can handle all that I am…We’re taught that fate knows all. That it leads you down a certain path because that’s where you’re meant to be. But what if whoever is waiting for you at the end of it chooses not to accept your combined destiny and instead fights it? The authors in this series have decided to find out. AmazonKU
So, it’s official: Andre and I are now an item. How do I feel about it? Excited and just a little nervous. Okay, a lot nervous—what if I mess this up? I’ve promised myself that I won’t focus on the negative! Instead, I’m trying not to be too depressed because Andre is leaving Haven Hollow for a few weeks. Why? Because he’s a traveling Magician. As a goodbye present, I’ve whipped up a potion I haven’t made in a long while: Gypsy Gold. I figure it will make an impressive stage trick when he’s able to turn things into fool’s gold! But after Andre leaves town (taking with him the Gypsy Gold), things around Haven Hollow start turning into gold…And, of course, I can’t help but wonder if my potion has something to do with it. When word spreads that a tree in the middle of Main Street has been turned into solid gold, everyone descends on our small town, trying to get a piece of the treasure. And that’s not all. Soon, there are robberies occurring all over town. But worst of all? A social media influencer and ghost hunter named Kenzie Chase appears in Haven Hollow, determined to unlock the secrets of our town. AmazonKU
The Alpha took me hostage to force me into marriage. His next step? Get me pregnant. He’s much older than me and the Alpha of the enemy pack. He needs a mate to help his pack re-gain strength. So he kidnapped me to this small town. And even though I despised him, my growing belly speaks its own language. His mansion is an upgrade from the foster homes I bounced around in my youth. But it could never be my home. The Alpha in it is too cruel. His brutal proximity releases a liquid desire in me I’ve never felt before. His viciously teasing fingers bring out my shame in ways I can’t speak of. But the more time passes, the more I see his secret side. The part he hides from everyone but me. He says I shouldn’t think anything of his protectiveness and possessiveness. He says a cruel Alpha like him could never open up to a girl next door like me. He says he could never be a good daddy to our baby. I disagree. Can we be a happy little family after all? AmazonKU
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