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.
The snow rages outside, but this alien is giving off nothing but heat…Belle – I might be a prisoner on an alien planet, but I’ve made the best of it. I have furry friends, a fortress to clean, and food. But when my captors leave us with only a few guards during a snowstorm, strange figures breach our walls. In my terror, I wonder which is worse—the evil I know, or the evil I don’t know? Tinzel – The human is beautiful, fierce, and spitting mad. I have to gain her trust or I’m never getting home. But a few enemies are still running loose, and they’d like nothing more than to ruin my life by hurting Belle. I’ve never given up a fight, and I’ll win this battle… and make Belle mine. AmazonKU
Selene – Jobless and desperate, I take a demon alien’s offer to play matchmaker. I only have to spend one month helping Ozias find a mate of his own species, and then I can walk away with enough money to start over. But the moment we touch down on his planet, he transforms from an aloof attorney to a dominant male who knows exactly what he wants—me. Ozias – I’ve never stepped foot on my home planet, so I wasn’t prepared for the Shift to overtake me. My body chemistry changes and suddenly I no longer want an Infernian mate. There’s only one female who ignites my flames. It’s the little human, and by the stars above, I will have her. AmazonKU
Life on the alien planet of Londria is difficult for humans, but Bobbi is determined to make the holiday season a special time for her fragile little brother, Tim. Desperate for funds, she’s even willing to take a job working for the coldest, meanest, most hard-hearted alien in the entire city. Skruj is only interested in accumulating more wealth. He has absolutely no taste for social events—until they stand between him and a new source of income. Since his attendance requires a companion, he reluctantly decides to hire one. Unfortunately, the only female willing to agree to his meager terms is a pathetic—but unexpectedly alluring—human. Three events. Three nights. How hard could it be? As the snow begins to fall, neither one of them is prepared for an unexpected attraction and a dose of holiday magic! AmazonKU
I’m visiting my daughter and her Stryxian mate for the holidays, but a certain gorgeous merchant has thoroughly captured my attention. I thought I was well past these fluttery feelings, but Rixen ties my tongue in knots and makes my heart pound. He keeps to himself, but when we team up to prepare the settlement for the upcoming festival, I know the sparks fly in both directions. But how do I get a grumpy alien to admit his feelings for me? Rubi is lovely in every way, but the feisty human female isn’t planning on staying on Stryxia. Her home is on Earth. I’ve no interest in a brief romance. I want Rubi as my mate, permanently, but that isn’t on her agenda. Still, I agree to work with her on the upcoming human-Stryxian festivities. When one of my transports, carrying supplies to my settlement, is disabled out on the Sanrous plains, I head out to repair it. In a moment of weakness, I invite Rubi along for the ride. It shouldn’t take more than a day, after all. But the problems with the transport ship are a little more complicated than they appear. It seems Rubi and I are in for a bumpy—and very surprising—ride. AmazonKU
I’m bringing a rough-around-the-edges, alien smuggler as my plus-one to a holiday party on the Valox rebel base. But can I convince them that he’s my boyfriend before sharing my small room drives us both mad? Let the fa-la-la-fun begin! This might not be so hard if I was the kind of girl who dated bad boys. I’m not. I’m a fighter pilot for the Valox resistance who can hold her own against any tough guy. It doesn’t hurt that I spent my childhood being carted around the galaxy and learning tricks from my card-shark father. Which is why when the silver-skinned alien eyes me like an easy mark in the grungy bar, I can’t resist taking him for all he’s worth. But I don’t care about his money. I want him to pretend to be my boyfriend so one of the new mechanics at the base will stop hitting on me. The plan is foolproof. Yool will come to the holiday party as my date, convince everyone that I’m off-limits, and then hightail it out of my life. What I didn’t bet on is the smuggler being so frustratingly charming that my fellow rebels are convinced he’s a candidate for the nice list. Sharing my quarters is putting us both in serious danger of landing on the naughty list for life! When the base is sabotaged after Yool arrives and he’s blamed for it, I have to prove he’s innocent before the holly jolly holidays become a merry mess. AmazonKU
I’m falling for an alien who’s forbidden. Does our interstellar love stand a chance? The alien I’m crushing on has one destiny—to set up the computer tech division on the new colony before returning to his home planet. As for me, I’m supposed to make sure the aliens locked in stasis on the interstellar ship arrive on the planet ready to assume their duties. Then it’s a one-way back to Earth for me. I’m not supposed to wake one of them up from his long winter’s nap. I’m also not supposed to sneak Sleye out of the lab and whisk him off to the holiday party as my merry +1. And I’m definitely not supposed to take him back to my cabin afterward and tuck him into my sugar plum bed. Once word spreads through the cosmic grapevine about the heat growing between us, there will be caroling chaos for lightyears. You see, waking him from stasis early will cause an intergalactic incident. And our hookup puts me on the very naughty list. The powers that be will terminate our love unless we can convince them that the magic between us will last for more than just a few holiday nights. AmazonKU
Single, slightly awkward, Earthian female seeking companionship and open-minded individual. Only compatible species may apply. Wealth is appreciated and may move you higher up the list, though not necessary. Looks are necessary, or at least serious muscle tone. Sincere applicants only. Candace: What happens when the daughter of the creator of IDA, the infamous intergalactic dating app, is so socially awkward she can’t get past the first date? What if her father gives her a deadline to bring home a suitable match… and it’s the holiday party date of the launch of his newest app version? That’s a lot of pressure on one gal to measure up to, so I’m off to beg my gorgeous neighbor, Khane, for help in polishing my dating skills. Khane: One Marjian prince determined to help his neighbor in the compatibility department. One Marjian prince determined to hide his feelings for said neighbor, despite the attempts of his very own bodyguard to push them together. One Marjian prince determined to thwart her matchmaking trials. Because when it comes down to it, he doesn’t want anyone else near her. Revised dating profile by Prince Khane of Marjian: Single Earthian female with the beauty of a Goddess seeking an undeserving insignificant male to worship her in the way she deserves to be worshipped. He must be royalty, with a lifelong bodyguard, offer her immeasurable wealth, shower her with love and affection, and be prepared to know that her needs must always come before his. There. That should do it. AmazonKU
VS Note: A scifi release of note. Not romance.
Mallory Viridian would rather not be an amateur detective, and fled to outer space to avoid it…but when one of the new human arrivals on a space shuttle is murdered, she’s back in the game. Mallory Viridian would rather not be an amateur detective, thank you very much. But no matter what she does, people persist in dying around her—and only she seems to be able to solve the crime. After fleeing to an alien space station in hopes that the lack of humans would stop the murders, a serial killer had the nerve to follow her to Station Eternity. (Mallory deduced who the true culprit was that time, too.) Now the law enforcement agent who hounded Mallory on Earth has come to Station Eternity, along with her teenage crush and his sister, Mallory’s best friend from high school. Mallory doesn’t believe in coincidences, and so she’s not at all surprised when someone in the latest shuttle from Earth is murdered. It’s the story of her life, after all. Only this time she has more than a killer to deal with. Between her fugitive friends, a new threat arising from the Sundry hivemind, and the alarmingly peculiar behavior of the sentient space station they all call home, even Mallory’s deductive abilities are strained. If she can’t find out what’s going on (and fast), a disaster of intergalactic proportions may occur.
She needs money, and fast… or her nephew dies. Halle is at her wits end. She and her sister are working two jobs each, but even that’s not enough for them to eat some days. And that’s before the emotional toll of caring for a sick toddler. When they’re landed with a huge medical bill, Halle has only one option left to her… signing up with the Latharian Mate Program. Beyond all her hopes, she’s matched immediately, and her alien ‘husband’ pays the fee she demanded without argument. She steels herself to become a mail-order mate for some alien guy, but when her match turns out to be a hideously scarred grump, her nerves flee the building. Passing out at a guy’s feet is an awesome first impression, right? His mate is beautiful, delicate, and only interested in his money…A former healer, Kaas V’aant knows that he’s no oil painting, especially to a human. But a twist of genetics means that he won’t get a second match, so when his mate is found, he agrees to whatever she wants, including the exorbitant amount of credits she demands before she’ll even leave her planet. But when his new mate faints at the first sight of him, Kaas realizes he’ll have to tread lightly. They say opposites attract… He has time, and more than enough money to buy her everything she wants…Until he doesn’t.
VS Note: Not romance but a scifi release of note.
When Martha Einkorn fled her father’s isolated compound in Oregon, she never expected to find herself working for a powerful social media mogul hell-bent on controlling everything. Now, she’s surrounded by mega-rich companies designing private weather, predictive analytics, and covert weaponry, while spouting technological prophecy. Martha may have left the cult, but if the apocalyptic warnings in her father’s fox and rabbit sermon—once a parable to her—are starting to come true, how much future is actually left? Across the world, in a mall in Singapore, Lai Zhen, an internet-famous survivalist, flees from an assassin. She’s cornered, desperate and—worst of all—might die without ever knowing what’s going on. Suddenly, a remarkable piece of software appears on her phone telling her exactly how to escape. Who made it? What is it really for? And if those behind it can save her from danger, what do they want from her, and what else do they know about the future? Martha and Zhen’s worlds are about to collide. An explosive chain of events is set in motion. While a few billionaires assured of their own safety lead the world to destruction, Martha’s relentless drive and Zhen’s insatiable curiosity could lead to something beautiful or the cataclysmic end of civilization.
He is apex, ruler of the Omega Reclamation Crew. He’ll sacrifice everything for his orcs—including himself. She’s a hairdresser from Earth who hoped she might find a nice, sweet, hardworking orc to call her own. As anyone can see, they are definitely not fated mates.
VS Note: Not romance. A scifi new release of note. Preordered this one.
On a sunny September morning, the creatures first appear. Shur sees one of them hovering outside the window in history class: it looks like a giant butterfly, at first too beautiful and strange to seem like a threat. But when emergency alerts light up everyone’s phones around her, she realizes something very, very wrong is happening outside. These… things are everywhere. By the time Shur makes it back to her house with her brother, Keene, and their two best friends, it’s clear they must face whatever comes next on their own. A terrifying species the world’s never seen before has suddenly emerged, and few living things are safe. As the creatures swarm and attack outside, life for Shur and her friends becomes a survival game. They board the windows, stockpile supplies, and try to make sense of the news reports for as long as the power stays on. Yet nothing can prepare them for what follows. The butterflies are only the beginning. The next onslaught will be deadlier, and even closer to home.
She. Is. Mine. A playboy afraid of commitment…Eleat – My life is perfect. I drink, party, and run my own club, what more could I want? Until my father calls with the news that I’m supposed to mate a human female. Sometimes the fates can be cruel. The second I lay eyes on her, I know she’s my bond-mate and my life will never be the same again. There’s no escaping a true bond, or is there? A wounded woman searching for love…Candice – I ran away to Eliopan to lick my wounds and find new love. But so far, things haven’t exactly been going great. So I’ve decided that settling down really isn’t for me. Sometimes the fates can be cruel. The moment I see him I know we’re meant to be together. But am I really ready to make a commitment and have a family? This bond is stronger than I’d imagined, but there has to be a way to escape it, right? AmazonKU
A sapphic swords & sorcery space adventure!Venturing to the skies was meant to be perfect…Adventurer JASYN has dreamed of taking to the skies her whole life. But it’s difficult to thrive on a sky ship when no-one trusts you to not blow a hole in the hull with your inconsistent ice-powers. Meanwhile, engineering-savvy ATALANTA fits in like a well-oiled cog in a machine, even though being contained within a faulting sky ship with a bunch of strangers is the last place she wants to be. But never mind navigating the skies, what about navigating this crew? What is Captain Herakles’s problem? Her mood is as changeable as the weather, and she struts about like she owns the place (because, okay, maybe she does own the place!), but would it end all the worlds under the Seven Suns to let Jasyn and Atalanta spend time together? When an unexpected detour lands them on an unknown world, they get everything they want, and more: Jasyn gets her chance at adventure, and Atalanta’s distrust for the skies is about to be allayed or realised. AmazonKU
Athena Vasilakis has had better days. Much better days. What started as the beginning of a desperately needed vacation ended in a crash landing on a remote planet being hunted down by enemies. To make things even more difficult, she’s not alone, and her companion happens to be her frustratingly complicated soulmate, Nox. Loving him has never been easy, and when they are thrown together, tempers and emotions soar. Now, they have to figure out a way to survive. Athena and Nox have never worked well together, but their lives depend on it this time. AmazonKU
Renata needs a holiday.Tinsley is a pastry chef stuck on an alien planet where cooked food is printed piping hot and perfect every time. Where’s the fun in that? The artistry? The sense of family and community? When snow caps the distant mountains, she decides it’s high time for some community-building festivities. No one throws a holiday bash like a Canadian, after all. But in order to do it, she’ll need some serious help, and she’s willing to do anything to bring some Christmas cheer to Renata. Hunar Fareshi is fed up. He’s the chief engineer in the human colony, aging out of the dating scene and struggling to make ends meet while he provides for his children from afar. And the “fresh start” he was promised? Only attainable if he entices a human into coiling with him. How is he supposed to do that when he’s three times their age and seen as the colony skhrooj? The end of his contract looms mere weeks away. If he’s kicked out of the delegation, he’ll lose everything: his kids, his home, his savings… When the offensive human with bouncy brown silk offers a solution, he can’t afford to turn her away. He’ll play nice and make strange decorations until his contract is renewed. Then they’ll go their separate ways… Right? AmazonKU
Claire – Life as a serf in Lord Reinhardt’s “Kingdom” of Millson was one of back-breaking work, scarcity of food and resources, and cruel punishment for those who broke the rules. Then, this big, handsome cyborg came into town and saved a friend who had been nearly flogged to death. Something about him attracted me like no other man ever had. I could hardly believe it when he told me he was mine. Vinder – I fought my whole life for the promise of her, a promise that was broken before my life started. Then I learned she was real. I would have to find her myself. Research by my brother Brekar told me where I was likely to find her. So I bought a strong horse and rode into Overlord territory to find her. I found her and a whole group of her friends and neighbors worth fighting for. AmazonKU
She swore off office romances for good–until she meets the genius monster alien boss that would move planets to capture her heart. Darcy thought she had hit rock bottom when she left her awful job and an even worse relationship behind. When she gets another shot at a career at the cutting-edge Alien Inc., she doesn’t expect her first day on the job to set off sparks in more ways than one. Nazyn, the enigmatic Deruzian genius that has a hard time with human social skills, asks to be paired with Darcy for the Forum, the tech event of her dreams. He might be her hot monster alien boss, but with intelligence that’s out of this world and smoldering looks that could melt ice, Nazyn is everything Darcy has ever wanted–but she’s been burned by an office romance before. As they conquer the tech world at the Forum, Darcy and Nazyn become an unstoppable team in public, but their chemistry burns even hotter behind closed doors. Their passion blazes to life when Nazyn reveals a secret ability that saves Darcy, leading to a night that sets their hearts on fire. But just as Darcy’s life couldn’t get any better, her vengeful ex-boyfriend crashes the event, threatening to destroy everything. Can Darcy and Nazyn’s love endure the ultimate test of loyalty, trust, and toxic exes? AmazonKU
Christmas star-crossed lovers meet across the Galaxies. AMBER: My world is crumbling when I face losing my family home, but I’m determined to spend one last Christmas there and enjoy it. One night, strange lights lure me out to the lake, where fate takes a sudden twist as I fall into the icy waters, only to be rescued by… a blue alien. Galexor is everything I could have ever imagined in a man, and soon it’s not only the embers in the fire that burn hot, but the very air between us is charged with passion. GALEXOR: Sent on a scouting mission to Earth, I was ordered not to make contact with the Earthlings. How could I not though? A female nearly drowned; I had to save her. But once I get to know her better, I’m reluctant to leave, and she agrees to take me around town to show me the strange Christmas tradition the Earthlings are celebrating at this time of the year. Soon I realize the Earthlings and their charming town are not the only things I’m falling in love with. It doesn’t take long to learn that the true magic of the Earthling’s season lies in the embrace of an unexpected love. AmazonKU
Public Enemy Number One–After the Vega Massacre, Andler, the Chief Beryllian Doctor, is desperately trying to save his kind from the brink of extinction. With bonded pairs being targeted, their ability to reproduce is reduced to almost nothing. In his battle to save as many bonded pairs as he can, hope comes from the devastation in the form of an injured Skellyd doctor named Xerra. Immediately drawn to her, Andler is confused by his own core’s reaction to Xerra. Not only is he attracted to her, Xerra once had a bondmate, something thought impossible for a Skellyd! Xerra has accepted her impending deactivation. Injured and grieving for the death of her coremate, it is the paradox of all bonded pairs— When one mate dies, the other follows. She is shocked and confused when she feels a deep connection to the Beryllian doctor who is treating her. Her own medical experience helps her recognize what is happening even as she struggles to understand how it is possible for her to survive the effects of core-shock. Thrust together, Andler and Xerra must find a way to put aside their differences and work together to save all inhabitants of Beryll from a new Skellyd-Beryllian combined society of subjugation and misery. As they help another couple grappling with core-shock heal, will they learn to heal themselves?
As if alien abduction wasn’t bad enough, it seemed Darla’s captors didn’t want her for something as simple as breeding or even experimentation. The Raxxians were nasty pieces of work, and they had other plans in mind. Namely, they wanted to eat her, and not in the fun way. But the universe, it seemed, had other plans. Spared a gruesome fate when the Raxxian ship crashed on a distant world, Darla found herself suddenly free. Free but on an alien planet with only the company of another former prisoner. An alien. A tall, muscular, impossibly alluring alien. One who didn’t seem thrilled about taking the little human woman under his protection, at least not at first. Little did either of them know just how hot their time together on this new world would become, and in a way that had nothing to do with the planet’s blazing sun. AmazonKU
don’t play the role of the kidnapped princess very well. And I really hate the fated mates trope. Hello again, I’m Eve Wakefield, and I refuse to accept that I’m in love with an intergalactic moth prince. No. I don’t care how handsome he is, I don’t want to marry him. I don’t care if his parents have a sentient spaceship capable of eating entire planets.Love is earned, not swindled by pheromones. I’m now trapped on a ship with an adorable cyborg bodyguard, a golden toilet, and relationship issues. There’s the prince I’m supposed to marry, the forest beast I fell in love with, and the never-wears-clothes police officer with tentacles. I’ve also got a mother-in-law who looks like a giant millipede, more macarons than I can eat, and plenty of red lace lingerie made from alien moth blood. I’m living in luxury, but I will do anything to see Abraxas again. Even if that means giving in and becoming a princess in a gilded cage. There’s so much more to all of this than I first thought, and I should’ve known better than to judge a man whose gaze is enough to knock me to my knees. Damn. I might be wrong. I might be in love with more than one alien. I might also be dying. And there’s only one person who can fix this: I need to be with Abraxas. After that, I’ll worry about the possibility of becoming the next queen of the universe. But let’s be honest here: I don’t miss being a caterer; being an alien queen is way more interesting. seminal – adjective – an extremely important, often creative and unique, early stage influence that has a profound effect on the things that follow after. AmazonKU
There are rules to the apocalypse, and not falling in love is one of them. Bailey hasn’t had the best life. When the zombie outbreak happened, she was ten years old and became responsible for her infant brother. To protect her brother, she endured eight years of abuse before being able to strike out on her own, with Matty by her side. When five men stumble into her life ten years later, Bailey isn’t sure what to do with them. They evoke desires inside her that she didn’t know she was capable of. Will they be able to break through her walls and rules? And what happens when the monster from her past finds her? Bailey is a dark reverse harem featured in an apocalyptic setting. Our FMC won’t have to choose between her men. AmazonKU
Relic – The stasis unit holds the most beautiful Queen imaginable. She’s got this fiery hair that sets my scales ablaze, and I’d do anything to keep her safe. My duty? Protect her, always by her side, ready to lay down my life if that’s what it takes. Serving one of those original flame-wreathed Queens is the honor of my life. Electra – I am called to battle once again. Awakening after a 2500-year nap wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but hey, when the Earth’s in deep trouble, you do what you must. The ancient enemy, the Garoth, is back to wreak havoc, and my beloved planet is on the brink of disaster. Millions of lives are hanging in the balance, and it’s on me to save the day. But there’s a twist this time. Relic, a Draconian warrior with scales, charm, and a killer commitment. He’s pledged himself to my cause, and suddenly, I’m not just fighting against the Garoth; I’m fighting for my heart. This battle? It’s like no other I’ve faced. I’m not one to back down from a fight, but now? I’m scared. Terrified, even. If I lose, what happens to the Garoth threat and the future of my race? AmazonKU
Refuge in the Arms of a Monster – This job on board the New Horizon is supposed to be my fresh start, a fail proof plan to escape my poor excuse for a husband and his dangerous friends. But my white horse quickly turns into a nightmare when I discover that my new boss is none other than Ulrek the Horrible, my sworn enemy. There’s no way I’ll work for the ruthless captain responsible for stealing me from Earth. So contract be damned, I quit! But there are dangers out there worse than a reformed Dominion captain, and with nowhere left to turn, I find myself back on his ship…and in his arms. There’s no denying the treacherous passion that burns between us. And now, the very monster who once captured my body threatens to capture my heart. AmazonKU
A silent strike. A soul to reap. An assassin’s mate has secrets to keep.
Kaye made a promise to a friend, but she’ll have trouble keeping it when her fated mate steals her away. While her bloodthirsty alien warrior yearns for a battle he’s been banned from, Kaye must fight for his soul. Kallasiko never expected the spirit to bless him when he made death his main companion. The enemies he’s made while serving as the king’s blade never haunted him until he had something precious to protect. AmazonKU
I took the shift on Thanksgiving Day to avoid my family asking about my dating life, yet…A slip in the restaurant sends me sitting in the lobby, with no shift, no nothing to keep me busy. Now, I need someone to be my date so I won’t embarrass myself at home.
Maybe a hulky, strong gray alien can help me with that. Except… With the expensive suit on him, maybe he is out of my league. But it is Thanksgiving Day, there should be some magic there, right? AmazonKU
VS Note: Reverse Harem.
Five years ago was the start of our nightmare. We learned to adapt. To overcome. to survive. Now, after years of rebuilding Graverun after the virus outbreak destroyed our town and lives, we’re safe and thriving. But there’s always someone or something hiding in the shadows ready to destroy what we’ve built. When five strangers ride up to our gates seeking refuge, I can’t help but be suspicious of their motives. They offer pretty lies, veiled half truths, and deflect at every turn, but there’s something about them that call to me. They have their secrets, but they’re unwilling to divulge what brought them to Graverun. Will those secrets finally send our town to ruins? Or will they prove that they deserve a place in the town I’ve fought for all these years? I’m the Sheriff here at Graverun, and one thing is certain. I won’t let anyone destroy my town without a fight.
Even if it means breaking my heart. AmazonKU
VS Note: I one clicked this because I’ve really enjoyed this author’s books.
Chloe Maxwell-Brent has spent the last three months surviving the end of civilization, thanks to the Syrian Virus that wiped out most of the world’s population—and while she despairs at the thought, she’s come to realize that includes her husband, Ash, who was away on a business trip when the world fell. But midst terror and grief, her friendship with Jesse, and the strength of her found-family of survivors have helped her survive the pain. Just as Chloe is ready to say goodbye to her past and find hope beyond her heartbreak, Ash returns. Only, Ash Maxwell isn’t the same man who left Sanford all those months ago. Honed by his experiences, Ash has journeyed hundreds of miles to get back to Chloe. Except, will she accept the cold and brittle man he’s turned into? With the military chasing him, and secrets he can’t reveal, Ash must convince Chloe to trust him again. With enemies closing in from all sides, every hope seems lost… can love survive the end of the world? Amazon
Is this guy crazy? Or am I? Because I’m convinced he’s not quite human…I can’t watch my brothers die. It doesn’t matter whether it’s from getting sick and turning into a mindless zombie or getting shot by looters who have taken over the food markets. My heart can’t take it. Everything in my life has fallen apart in the last four months. My boyfriend and I broke up, so I ended up moving back home. Then this crazy new virus started spreading out from the big cities. Now both my parents are missing, and I’m left grieving while trying to be strong for my younger siblings. I have to be tough and figure out how we’re going to get through this. So when I’m captured by men at one of the local markets, I’m thankful my brothers get away. Better me than them. But an unlikely hero arrives, a miracle really, and my life’s turned upside down—again. It’s clear to me he’s different with life-saving gifts that rescue not only me but also my brother. But I can tell he’s not being one hundred percent honest with me. Does it really matter when he’s saving lives? I’m drawn to him, knowing I’ll never meet anyone like him again. Can I keep him from leaving? Even with his help, will it be enough to save us all? AmazonKU
An alien leader yearning for more. A human adventurer seeking solace. When fate brings them together, they find more than they bargained for. Yoel’s world has been saved, but his own salvation feels far away. As a leader, he’s dedicated to his people, yet a part of him longs for the love his friend Zaxx has found. Enter Rella: a hard-edged human, seasoned by the adventures of space. She’s tired of the travel, yearning for the comfort of solid ground. A chance landing on Yoel’s planet sets their destinies on a collision course. But amidst their growing feelings, an ancient danger reemerges. An exiled faction of Yoel’s race, vengeful and power-hungry, threatens to disrupt their newfound joy. Captured and taken off-planet, Yoel and Rella must fight their captors—and their own doubts—to return home. Caught between love and duty, between the dreams of the past and the realities of the present, can Yoel and Rella save their people—and their future together? In the vast expanse of space, amid threats of war and whispers of ancient dreams, a leader and a wanderer will discover that their destinies are intertwined in ways they never imagined. AmazonKU
Nova knew that the galaxy wanted to be rid of Dominion, but she did not expect the immediate bravery that came after she and Valen declared war against Cyrillius. It’s a daily battle to protect Kaelea from his fleets, but leaders, soldiers, and publicists from planets near and far have come to aide in the fight. But most of the galaxy still doesn’t trust Valen. With decades of rumors and witnessed actions, it will take an incredible act of risk to prove he’s changed. Until then, the weight of leadership falls squarely upon Nova’s shoulders. In the end, they don’t win this war until three things are decimated: Isroth, The Dominion, and Cyrillius. It’s time for Nova to build her most powerful weapon yet. Amid the chaos, whispers from the past are coming forward. It’s been rumored about in bedtime stories—Nova has seen it in her visions. It’s too dangerous to get within a league of. But Glorra Quin Lune is within reach thanks to Deliverance. But unlocking its secrets may change everything Nova knows about herself. It’s time for her to confront the past she was too young to remember, and try to save the family she can’t recall. Nova and Valen’s love defied the stars. But their combined power may just bring the fate of the entire galaxy to its knees. AmazonKU
VS Note: LGBTQ scifi release of note. Not listed as a romance.
After the polar ice caps melt in the Thaw, the Corporations take control of the flooded zones and create virtual utopias over the bones of the great cities of the past which rest below the waves. April Yale and her former college professor, Doctor Adya Konda, go on the run half way across the globe from Greater York, in the Australian Expanse, from the corporations and governments who are hunting for her father. The technology Doctor Adrian Yale stole from the mega-corporations would change the balance of power in the world if they could get their hands upon it. April finds herself in a race to her father while the corporations start to wage war against the Expanse, one of the last Free-Zones of the world. April must hide the truth about herself and the Gemini Protocol while trying to stop the violence.
In the dream, there is a wall. It’s been a year since Sargo carried Bird out of Zenith headquarters, soaked in her blood. Since then, life has been the way he likes it. Stable. Orderly. Everything in its place. But the cracks are beginning to show. Living with Bird is not easy. And political tension crackles just below the surface of the city of Brume, ready to ignite. When Bird goes missing after a chilling attack, Sargo finds himself at the center of a deadly plot that makes him question everything he thought he knew about her, himself, and the city he calls home. Can he find Bird before the world is dragged into inter-dimensional war? Does he even want to find her? And what is with this wall he can’t stop dreaming about? AmazonKU
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VS: This book is a bit of an Outlier literally, since I wanted to shed more light on the Outlier Empire, which gets mentioned in my Sectors books quite often. Originally I had a whole lot more in it about the Outlier empress and her court but that got largely edited out.The action starts in the Sectors but then goes through a portal into a much different planet. There’s even a bit of time travel. I was inspired by some of Andre Norton’s novels where the cvharacters go through a portal and plunge into mystery and adventure on a new world. (Although I added romance of course!) I have sequels in mind for it someday, perhaps…
Are they merely luckless lovers … or a legend come back to life?
Mark Denaltieri, ex-Sector Special Forces, has been hired by the Outlier Empress to rescue her granddaughter, Princess Alessandra, from kidnappers. Since the Empress once had him tortured and banished, she’s the last person Mark wants to work for. But he takes the job. He’ll save Alessandra, his first love, and discover why she didn’t speak for him when he desperately needed her. Then he’ll be on his way, finally free of his past.
Alessandra would rather her rescuer was anyone but Mark–after all, he let her believe he was dead all this time. But when the couple are forced to flee her captors by Traveling via a strange crystal globe, they find themselves in a lovely Oasis on a desert planet, the old attraction sizzling between them again.
They soon discover they are far from alone. The Oasis holds the entrance to another world, one in which the inhabitants are convinced Sandy and Mark are the Lady of the Star Wind and her Warrior, come to free them from an evil queen.
Mark and Sandy must work together to unearth an ancient mirror, and crown the true king of this land. Can they fulfill the prophecy of the Lady and her Warrior…and this time, will their love survive the test?
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Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College—Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky. Now the real training begins, and Violet’s already wondering how she’ll get through. It’s not just that it’s grueling and maliciously brutal, or even that it’s designed to stretch the riders’ capacity for pain beyond endurance. It’s the new vice commandant, who’s made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is–unless she betrays the man she loves. Although Violet’s body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else’s, she still has her wits—and a will of iron. And leadership is forgetting the most important lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their own rules. But a determination to survive won’t be enough this year. Because Violet knows the real secret hidden for centuries at Basgiath War College—and nothing, not even dragon fire, may be enough to save them in the end.
Viv’s career with the notorious mercenary company Rackam’s Ravens isn’t going as planned. Wounded during the hunt for a powerful necromancer, she’s packed off against her will to recuperate in the sleepy beach town of Murk—so far from the action that she worries she’ll never be able to return to it. What’s a thwarted soldier of fortune to do? Spending her hours at a beleaguered bookshop in the company of its foul-mouthed proprietor is the last thing Viv would have predicted, but it may be both exactly what she needs and the seed of changes she couldn’t possibly imagine. Still, adventure isn’t all that far away. A suspicious traveler in gray, a gnome with a chip on her shoulder, a summer fling, and an improbable number of skeletons prove Murk to be more eventful than Viv could have ever expected.
Seeker and Sower – Pen Yas ben Min’s cousin was one of the legendary heroes of the wars against the giants until her untimely death. Pen has grown up in her famous cousin’s shadow, but when she’s given a quest to plant the seed of the magical Fourth Tree, she has a chance to step into the light—and usher in a new age for her country. Fighter and Friend – Abhi’s life—and the world—changed when he discovered a lost magic: the power to speak to animals. After fighting so many battles, he’s weary and longs for home and his love, Tamhan. But before he can return, there is one last mission that only Abhi can complete: to speak to the colossal creatures who wait beneath the waves—the krakens. Sailor and Explorer – Koesha and her shipmates have already made an impossible journey by navigating the Northern Yawn, at the end of which she secured an unusual cloak. But when that cloak turns out to be the key to unlocking the mystery of the Seventh Kenning, Koesha has to risk everything on another life-threatening journey and hope that she can steer her crew to safety.
Secrets! Magic! Enemies to. . .something more? Jack Alston, Lord Hawthorn, would love a nice, safe, comfortable life. After the death of his twin sister, he thought he was done with magic for good. But with the threat of a dangerous ritual hanging over every magician in Britain, he’s drawn reluctantly back into that world. Now Jack is living in a bizarre puzzle-box of a magical London townhouse, helping an unlikely group of friends track down the final piece of the Last Contract before their enemies can do the same. And to make matters worse, they need the help of writer and thief Alan Ross. Cagey and argumentative, Alan is only in this for the money. The aristocratic Lord Hawthorn, with all his unearned power, is everything that Alan hates. And unfortunately, Alan happens to be everything that Jack wants in one gorgeous, infuriating package. When a plot to seize unimaginable power comes to a head at Cheetham Hall—Jack’s ancestral family estate, a land so old and bound in oaths that it’s grown a personality as prickly as its owner—Jack, Alan and their allies will become entangled in a night of champagne, secrets, and bloody sacrifice . . . and the foundations of magic in Britain will be torn up by the roots before the end.
Evelyn is a witch with a perfect storm of impulses: terrible taste in bed partners, sticky fingers, and a lust for danger. After she steals from her vampire ex and falls through a portal to another realm, she’s fished out of the waters by a band of seafarers and their telekinetic captain. She’s immediately given a choice—join their ship’s crew or die.
Bowen has no memory of his life before he became one of the Cŵn Annwn. He and his band of pirates are bound by vow to patrol through Threshold, the magical sea in between realms, keeping the portals to other worlds safe. When he rescues Evelyn, he doesn’t expect to be attracted to the unflappably brassy pickpocket. The longer he spends in her presence, the more he begins to question if his heart is the next thing she’ll steal. But as tension heats up between Bowen and Evelyn, the danger at sea escalates as well. Because Evelyn has no intention of keeping her vows to the Cŵn Annwn, and if she betrays the crew, both she and Bowen will pay the ultimate price.
Winnie Wednesday has gotten everything she thought she wanted. She passed the deadly hunter trials, her family has been welcomed back into the Luminaries, and overnight, she has become a local celebrity. The Girl Who Jumped. The Girl Who Got Bitten. Unfortunately, it all feels wrong. For one, nobody will believe her about the new nightmare called the Whisperer that’s killing hunters each night. Everyone blames the werewolf, even though Winnie is certain the wolf is innocent. On top of that, following her dad’s convoluted clues about the Dianas, their magic, and what happened in Hemlock Falls four years ago is leaving her with more questions than answers. Then to complicate it all, there is still only one person who can help her: Jay Friday, the boy with plenty of problems all his own. As bodies and secrets pile up around town, Winnie finds herself questioning what it means to be a true Wednesday and a true Luminary—and also where her fierce-hearted loyalties might ultimately have to lie.
VS Note: Magical Realism
One year ago, a tragic car accident killed 22-year-old Laine’s parents and left her 18-year-old sister, Alyssa, paralyzed and nonverbal. Now—instead of studying animal nutrition or competing as one of the few equestrians of color—Laine is struggling with predatory banks, unscrupulous health care organizations, and rude customers at the coffee shop where she works. That’s why when Lake Forest Adult Day Center offers to take care of Alyssa, free of charge, Laine is relieved. Alyssa isn’t relieved, though. After all, in her mind, there was never a car accident. Instead, she and her parents—the king and queen of Mirendal—were attacked one year ago in the forest, her parents kidnapped while she was cursed, and now must spend her days in Lake Forest’s Home for Changels—a temple caring for mortals such as herself. Perhaps there, she could meet other changels who show her how to embrace her new life. However, there is a dark prince at Lake Forest, one who has taken a peculiar interest in not only Alyssa but her sister as well. And while Laine struggles to make ends meet on an everyday basis, Alyssa finds herself leading a battle that threatens to destroy not only her and her sister but their entire kingdom.
VS Note: “Dasher is the first book in the multi-author M/M Mpreg Christmas romance series Mated at the North Pole, featuring Santa’s reindeer who find their mates while on a mandatory vacation. ..”
Dasher comes from a long line of reindeer used to pull Santa sleighs. It’s an honor to lead the team each Christmas Eve, bringing joy around the world, and there’s nothing more fulfilling than teaching young shifters. But balancing both positions is exhausting, and he’s informed he must take a mandatory vacation. When Dasher’s friend finds him an all-inclusive resort for a great price, he signs up. What could be better than sitting on the beach, drinking margaritas, and getting some sun? On the day he’s scheduled to leave, he looks at his reservation more carefully and discovers a mix-up. He’s not going to the sun-filled beach, he’s off to the mountains. Oh well, a vacation is a vacation. Omega Byron is working at his uncle’s dilapidated mountainside resort for yet another Christmas. After the start-up he was working for went belly up, he has no choice. And besides, his uncle could use the help. Business isn’t what it used to be, and the resort is barely making ends meet. When a hottie checks in, Byron plans to keep it professional. That is, until a hiking accident changes everything. AmazonKU
Alpha reindeer shifter, Dancer, long time member of one of the best Santa sleigh teams, is in need of a vacation–not according to him, but what Santa says goes. He books a relaxing fall color tour throughout gorgeous Michigan hoping to relax and rejuvenate, even if he doesn’t really feel that he needs to. Too bad fate has other plans. Omega reindeer shifter, Milton, long time member of I-hate-Christmas Club, has spent his whole life avoiding members of Santa’s sleigh teams. It was easy, until he booked a vacation and somehow landed in the same cabin as Christmas personified. Milton doesn’t enjoy the holiday season, and he doesn’t enjoy the pompous, self-importance that radiates from Santa’s reindeer. Being stuck on vacation with one of them is his worst nightmare. Unless he can open his heart to heal past hurts and Dancer can open his mind to realize the holiday season is hard on a lot of people. AmazonKU
Can a mis-booked hotel room be the makings of a Christmas miracle? Dominic Prancer comes from a long line of reindeer shifters responsible for pulling Santa’s sleigh every Christmas. When he’s not flying the sleigh, he’s helping keep the sleighs in tip top shape. He works too hard, which is why Santa demands he take a mandatory vacation. Silas has been planning this vacation for six months and refuses to let something as silly as a breakup keep him from enjoying it. When he overhears Dominic’s room has been double booked and the omega has nowhere to stay, he offers to share his room with the reindeer shifter. The two spend an entire week together, enjoying a vacation they both desperately needed. When they need to go their separate ways, Dominic back to the North Pole and Silas back to his suburban home, they realize just how deep their feelings have grown. Can they find each other again in time for Christmas? AmazonKU
VS note: M/Mpreg
Coco: This is the story of how I got stranded in a snowstorm at my boss’s house. And never left. (Did I mention my boss is a flying reindeer?) Vixen: This is the story of how I reluctantly went on a mandatory vacation and lied to Santa, all of which brought me the greatest love of my life. Falling in love is not on their agenda, but love strikes when least expected. Can Coco and Vixen make things work in their personal lives while helping Santa have a low-stress, smooth delivery run on Christmas Eve? AmazonKU
A himbo reindeer went hiking…It came upon a midnight clear that Santa told me in no uncertain terms I had to take a vacation this year. The thought of laying around on some beach doing nothing was my idea of hell, so hiking the Appalachian Trail was my plan. Everything was great until a near-sighted barn owl sent me careening down the side of a mountain in a snowstorm. Now, I’m tucked away in his cozy cabin while my leg and shoulder heal. Alden Kirk is the adorable owl shifter, and he’s sincerely sorry, seriously attentive, and did I mention he’s adorable? He keeps telling me how smart and clever I am, but he’s just being nice. Right? I’ve always been the heavy lifter, not the smart one. But the longer I stay, the harder it is to resist my sweetly sexy feathered friend. Would someone so smart and sweet even consider a big himbo like me?..(more blurb on eboo kseller’s page) AmazonKU
VS Note: The rest of the above series is releasing later in November. Moving on…
Necromancer Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: U.S. Marshal—Preternatural Branch. She’s faced horrifying monsters and brutal killers and come out the other side still standing. Considering how things in her life tend to go, Anita never expected her walk down the aisle with Jean-Claude to go smoothly. They’ve already been confronted with naysayers and a power-hungry ancient evil, but now Anita has to do the one thing that actually scares her: introduce her very religious, very human relatives to her fiancé—the newly crowned vampire king of America. As Anita tries to keep the peace between the family she left behind and the family she’s chosen, dark forces jump at the chance to take advantage of the chaos. With her happy-ever-after at risk and everyone’s immortal souls hanging in the balance, Anita grapples with a hard truth: Blood makes you related, but loyalty makes you family.
After years of leading the battle against the vicious Darrow Raiders, Lieutenant-Rider Laren Mapstone has built a fortress around herself to conceal her emotions and the deep scars she carries. When she is made mentor to Tavin Bankside, a Green Rider trainee on his first message errand, her cold and brooding exterior quickly earns her the moniker the “Ice Lady.” Only after Laren is severely wounded in an attack on the North Road by a gang of bandits—including some former Darrow Raiders with vengeance on their minds—do the fortress walls fall. Even as they seek refuge from danger in a Rider waystation, Tavin’s natural empathic gift leaves him vulnerable to the assault of the lieutenant’s emotions. Tavin must save Lieutenant Mapstone’s life and master his empathic gift before it destroys them both. However, an ancient power lurks deep within the Green Cloak, and its aid or hindrance could mean survival for the Riders or the downfall of Sacoridia and all the free lands.
Thorns, Tides, Embers, Storms, and Ores. All five covens are bound in servitude to the tyrant High Warden of Halstett. Penny Albright is a daughter of the thorn coven, forced to patrol the veil between the realms of Life and Death. Each night, one thorn witch—and only one—must cross the veil by burning at the stake. Each morning, that witch draws on their magic to return. Failure to follow the rules risks the veil and risks them all. But one morning, Penny’s favorite sister Ella doesn’t return. And that night, determined to find her, Penny breaks the rules. She burns in secret. And she discovers that all isn’t as it seems in Life or Death. Her journey leads her to Malin, a devastating lord with too many secrets; to Alice, a mysterious captive prophet; and to a rebellion brewing in the shadows beneath the city. And as Penny’s world splits, she’ll face a devastating choice. Because it’s not just her sister’s life that hangs in the balance. It’s the fate of all magic. All it takes is one witch—and one spark—to set the world ablaze.
Loathed and feared. Sold into a hateful marriage. Can she escape a prison to embrace her power and unexpected love? Arianna Park is resigned to misery. Bound to an enchanted porcelain mask to contain a devastating curse, she’s set to wed a venomous man for the sake of her destitute family. But when a handsome stranger saves her from a fate worse than death, she’s shocked when he claims to be afflicted with the same blight. Silas Belmont keeps his emotions well-buried. Brooding and aloof, visiting his sister takes an intriguing turn when he rescues a young beauty harboring a dark gift. And seeing in her a kindred spirit, he guides her in mastering her talent only to find himself begrudgingly captivated by the intelligent but naïve lady. After Arianna inadvertently breaks propriety and incurs her betrothed’s wrath, she flees with her hero. And as Silas feels the walls around his heart crumbling, he fears his hidden sin will doom them both to ruin. Can they break free of their twisted pasts and unite as one? AmazonKU
Alindra spent her life trapped in the Kingdom of the Summer. Tonight, she’s escaping. There’s only one place the Kingdom of the Summer won’t find her: the Lands Below, that frozen subterranean realm where long ago her king imprisoned the wicked Kingdom of the Fall. She’s ready to risk her escape alone, but the Lands Below come looking for her when a man named Phaedron opens a portal into her bedroom and claims he needs her magic to free his brother from a dragon. It’s an insane story. She would have to be desperate to go with him. But she is desperate. And she is going with him. Phaedron thought losing his arm was the worst thing that could happen to him. Then he lost his brother. When his brother agreed to use himself as bait to catch a dragon, Phaedron promised to find him. No matter what. Even if it means throwing himself through a portal, entering the palace of their enemies, and trying to convince a magician he’s never met to help him rescue someone from the kingdom they defeated and imprisoned centuries ago. veryone knows you can’t trust a magician, especially a magician from the Kingdom of the Summer. But Phaedron doesn’t need to trust her. He just needs her magic. AmazonKU
“I needed this. I needed him. My mind was a storm and I wanted him to take it all away.” At the prestigious and competitive Saylam Academy, Max trains to master his magic, surrounded by enemies who will stop at nothing to see him fail. As he fights to survive, Max’s romance with proud, passionate healer Simion grows ever more intense. But magic still ties him to Camron Calzmir, the prince who seduced and betrayed him. While the enchantment lingers, even the slightest touch from Simion could tear Max apart. To prove himself, Max enters a legendary contest that could win him the loyalty of a powerful, ice-breathing dragon. High in the mountains, he will face elemental monsters and vicious rivals. But these dangers are only the beginning. When Max returns to find Saylam consumed by rebellion, it’s clear that even old friends hold dangerous secrets. An ancient plan is falling into place. And if it succeeds, whole kingdoms will burn. To survive the war that is coming, Max must be willing to sacrifice everything. AmazonKU AB
Recipe for a Monster Holiday Love Story – Ingredients: -1 bitter divorcée who’s soured on men in general -1 ultramasculine orc man with opinions about gender roles
-1 naked Winternights party -1 surprise pregnancy -Mix well. -Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly, brown, and happily ever after You asked for it and here it is: The story of Valdemar’s ex-wife Hiljd finding love! This is ultimately a story about hope, trust, and decorating a farmhouse with an explosion of snowmen figurines. But if you’ve read Fake Dating the Orc Professor, you know that Hiljd has been through a lot of tragedy. And if you’ve read my books, you know that I don’t write about triumphs that aren’t hard won. Previous knowledge of other books isn’t necessary to enjoy this novella, but do understand it will contain spoilers for earlier books in the series. AmazonKU
hree years after the Monster Massacre, members of Rebecca’s old wolf pack have begun to go missing without a trace. The world has undergone many changes in the years since monsters came out of the shadows. An anti-monster group known as the Black Hand has started to organize across the United States. In response, pro-monster organizations have been growing in numbers and militancy. Targeted killings of suspected monsters and their allies, monsters spirited away in the dead of night, and the beginnings of pro-monster legislation are all signs of cosmic shift on the horizon. Is there any hope for lasting peace? Or are these events just precursors to a devastating monster-human war?Meanwhile, beneath it all, two ancient orders escalate their mysterious conflict, revealing dangerous secrets about the gods and the very origins of magic in the universe.
Hali Waverly is gearing up for a big change. The hip surgery she’s been dreading is only two weeks out, and that means it’s time to get things in order before she’s down for the count to recuperate. She has a plan….and then the unthinkable happens.
When leaving the doctor after scheduling surgery, a bank robbery suspect crosses Hali’s path. When his mask is removed, her boyfriend Gray Hunter recognizes him as a fellow shifter, and the questions only grow from there. It seems there are a lot of strange shifters hanging around St. Pete Beach, and they don’t belong to the same faction. The one spot they agree to meet is Hali’s tiki bar…and sparks—and fur—are about to fly.
Hali doesn’t want to get involved in pack politics, but she might not have a choice. For Gray, who turned his back on the pack years ago, the appearance of warring factions on his turf means bad things are about to happen. He has no choice but to stand up and fight, however. Hali knows what she wants for her future. Unfortunately for her, she’s going to have to go to war to get it. This fight—so many claws and teeth to contend with—might be out of her reach. That won’t stop her from fighting…even to the death. AmazonKU
Hatred sent me into his arms. I don’t have a problem with Dragons or even Dragon Kings. The last Dragon King of Vix left my people alone, and that’s all I want from one of them. He died at the hands of his goddess, and his throne has sat empty for several months, leaving the Kingdom of Vix to floundered. Crime has grown rampant in the crown city of Nuri, gangs freely roaming the streets, and the courtiers have taken over the castle. My king, the Great Luh of the Ricarri, has delighted in the chaos. But now, word has come that a young Dragon has won the crown. He has a rough task ahead of him, but it’s about to become even more difficult. I have been tasked with taking down the Dragon King. I will find no delight in this mission, but I will complete it. No matter how handsome the Dragon King is or how much I admire his efforts to save his kingdom. I will not let his honor or bravery sway me. Nor will I fall prey to the passion that flares between us, burning hotter with every glance. Every touch. I cannot fail my king, the man I respect above all others. Not even for love. Amazon KU
Chitterl is half-spider, half-woman, and fully dedicated to conquering humanity. She knows her place. She knows where she belongs: in the darkness. Then her best (well, only) friend turns traitor and runs off with a pair of bisexual humans. She’s forced to hunt him down, with the lives of her unhatched eggs on the line. Undercover in a den of humans, she meets two men. One is a sunlight-haired warrior who adores her, is determined to protect her, and shows off for her at every opportunity. The other, a sickly but brilliant transmasc mage, is is prickly, brooding, and suspicious of her every action… even as an undeniable passion draws them together. Oh, and they’re a package deal. Will Chitterl complete her mission, destroying the traitor and his human lovers? Or will she find redemption? What happens when a monster who’s never known kindness is…Tempted by the Forbidden Monster Hunters? AmazonKU
The Nightshade Guild: Chapter Three – The year the Guild was lost in time. The time scythe is gone and with it the mages of the Nightshade Guild. Scattered through the ages, the mages will have to use their wits and powers to survive the time period they were sent to and find their way home. With the mages gone, who will protect the world? AmazonKU
Kaelan, the mysterious prince of the ice dragon shifters, never notices the women who fawn over him. But he notices me. When the spy guild I work for assigns me to steal from him, his arrogant, maddening best friend, Thorne, catches me. In retaliation, Kaelan forces me to pose as his adoring fiancé and future queen. Even though he knows I fantasize about murdering him in his sleep. And of course, Kaelan won’t tell me why he needs me to help him save his kingdom. Or why, when we arrive at his castle, I walk right into the Bride Trials he forgot to mention. Now I have to compete for a husband I don’t even want. Also, someone in these trials seems determined to murder me. Maybe I shouldn’t have said I’d rather die than kiss Kaelan again. But then, an icy death might be warmer and fuzzier than spending every day pretending to be in love with the icy Fae prince and his two alluring, dangerous best friends. AmazonKU
VS Note: LGBTQ, Asian Myth & Legend, Vampire Romance
The Blood Witch Has Changed Everything. Chen traveled to the US with his clan, hoping to rescue his kidnapped brother from the fae. They just need a witch to find the exact location of where the door between the human world and the fae world will open. The one thing Moon can’t do. Chen grabbed the wrong type of witch. That’s not stopping Moon from clinging to Chen as he guides them through a new territory, introducing them to the witches, shifters, and vampires who can help them. The longer Moon remains at Chen’s side, the more he hopes the witch might consider staying with him always. Except that the king of the fae might have other deadly plans for Chen. AmazonKU
She was an oracle in disguise. He was the Prince of War. Now that she is his prisoner, their lives will never be the same. Aela was never meant to leave the confines of her family home. Born with a forbidden gift–the gift of prophetic sight–her wealthy family of High Lords has done everything within their power to protect her. But when someone betrays the family and reveal Aela’s secret, she decides to take her fate into her own hands. A decision that leads her directly to the king’s adopted son–a paladin with a dark history. Amazon
Magic holds both beauty and danger…As Lady of the Varroki, Malene was powerful and revered. But after a battle, she awakens in Norway as Dagny, a witch with no memories of her past. Her identity fragmented, Dagny finds herself entangled in a life far removed from the path she once trod and seduced by the lure of power. Until that need shifts to passion for the one who has imprisoned her, hoping to make her remember. As a warrior and the Lady’s right hand, Armir will not stop searching for Malene. When he does, she’s not the woman he remembers. Driven by an undying love that transcends the boundaries of time and space, Armir risks everything for her. But enemies lurk in the shadows, waiting to strike. Will he and Malene overcome their pasts to find a future together? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Welcome back to Pine Ridge, New York, a place where man and monster live in harmony… and even fall in love. But not in Georgie’s case. The hulking green Orc chef of The Pine Loft coffee shop knows that a human woman could put up with an Orc or a workaholic chef, but not both! That is, until he meets Claire, a determined culinary student who falls in love with his food and has no idea of his true identity. Stubborn Claire refuses to stop pursuing the man who captures her heart with his food and his deep, sonorous voice, even if he refuses to show his face. Will her heart still belong to Georgie once she learns the truth? AmazonKU
Everyone knows me as Nick, the human who helps omegas in need. And while I do assist omegas on the run, and I do work for the omega shelter, I’m neither Nick nor human: I’m Nixon the hyena —not that I’ve ever met my beast. They were stolen from me and the reason I fled my pack all those years ago. Being “human” made it easy for me to help other shifters find their path to freedom. No one suspected me of anything—until they did. Now I need to begin again with a new name and a new location. Staying where I am will only be a homing beacon that puts the shifter omegas at risk. It’s fine. Really it is. I’ve done it before. Only, it isn’t fine. I want more than to have no one know my name and who I truly am. I want real friends and a family. When one of my local otter shifter connections updates me that an omega I helped found his happy ever after via the Male-Order Mates app, I decide to give it a try, hoping to find one mate—instead I find two. Please let them accept me beastless and all, and please give me the strength to show them who I truly am. AmazonKU
I wanted to give my heart to the dragon king, but the library claimed me first.
Let’s be honest. I suck at my job…so naturally the supernatural library I work for just promoted me. The fact that it comes on the heels of losing the one person who has been there my entire life merely adds insult to injury. Aries is still here, though. At my side. In my bed. Risking his life and the survival of his world to bring my broken family back together. But the danger that lurks inside these walls is far from over. In fact, our enemy might just be closer than we think. And if they find out who Aries really is to me, I won’t just lose my job, I’ll lose my life. Because I’ll die before I let anything happen to my dragon king. AmazonKU
After quieting the chaos caused by that pesky, magical hurricane, the sisters could sure use a break. But that’s not how their twisted luck works. Before they can even breathe a sigh of relief, a levee mysteriously breaks, flooding parts of the city making gondolas a viable mode of transportation. The sisters could sit back and enjoy their beignets anyway, but that has never been their style. And if they can declare victory over a malevolent Voodoo Queen, surely they can handle a lake monster rearing its scaly head. If only that were the end of their troubles! When a missing crown with ties to a dangerous loa forces the sisters to play supernatural hide and seek, they aren’t just going to play a friendly game of dress-up once they win. In fact, if they can’t find the crown and it falls into the wrong hands, New Orleans will never be the same. So what’s a coven of trouble-magnet witches to do? With the destiny of their beloved city once again hanging by a thread, you can bet they won’t be sipping potions in their parlor. And this time, when the Twisted Sisters put their wits and spells to the test, they won’t rest until they’ve saved their home – and their favorite demon-owned bar – from the worst possible fate yet. AmazonKU
He’s in love with the one witch who could destroy them all. Attending Blackthorn Academy has always been a dream to the Earth-borne witch with basic powers. When the invitation arrives, she can’t wait to get to the place where so many of her ancestors thrived. Only, she arrived a week early, her magic is on the fritz, and her father tampered with her transcripts so she has to find a tutor to survive the Defense Against the Dark Arts class, and fast. Brazrathan Patrick has shifted his focus to becoming a scholar. He stopped goofing around with his best buds and fellow monsters. Even stopped playing in the monster games as part of the team. Nothing would derail him from becoming the future valedictorian of his class and residential professor at this very school some day. When the Headmistress throws curiosity to the wind, fate intervenes and brings two unlikely partners together. There are very few things that can kill a monster of Brazrothan’s genealogical make-up, but the woman he loves might just be number one.
The road to redemption is long, rough, and steep. Bring snacks. Finn Lassiter is a werewolf without a pack. Or a roof over his head. Or more than five bucks to his name. He’s exhausted every lifeline except the one that makes him want to howl: begging his cousin, the supreme alpha, for charity. After the way Finn behaved for their entire lives, it’s entirely possible he’ll be turned down flat or banished forever when he makes that call tomorrow. So today he’s blowing his last dollar at Nectar & Ambrosia—he needs one more smile from the bakery’s beautiful owner to weather the bleak years ahead. Ganymede, former cup bearer to the Greek gods, is reveling in his new life as a restaurateur in Portland, Oregon. He’s finally free of the Olympians and their extremely tedious menu options. Finn, the cute customer who’s haunted the corner table in his bakery since opening day, is just icing on the cake. When the gods stage an encore, however, attempting to weasel out of their Fates-mandated atonement labors, Gany’s new livelihood isn’t the only thing at stake—Finn’s safety and freedom are at risk, too. Of course Gany invites Finn to stay with him until the danger passes! It would be irresponsible not to. Right? Although with all the baggage he’s carrying from his past, that idea just might be only half-baked.
HALDOR – I am lost, drowning in my own rage. The only life in me is the revenge that I take in all those that are responsible for the death of my sister.I am on a race to my own end. I am ready for the peace that death will offer me for when my revenge has been met, until fate intervenes and an explosion of change ignites my soul and the culprit is an argumentative, siren of a woman that has my blood boiling through my veins in mindless passion. DRUZA – He explodes into my life like an avenging angel, his presence can be a flourishing beginning or a torturous end for me. His aura a beacon of pain that pulls at my heart. Every beat a symphony because of his existence. I can’t be with him, but I don’t want to be without him. AmazonKU
urns out all’s NOT fair in love and war, and this supernatural battle is just beginning. Stella and Ethan are quickly learning that every step forward leaves them two steps back. Sure, they now know where to find the countercurse that will give them a shot at happily ever after, but stealing another coven’s grimoire was never going to be easy. And even if they can get their hands on the spell book, there’s no guarantee they haven’t been tricked. Their last hope ends up being their next mistake. Breaking Bridget Bishop’s centuries-old curse on Ethan’s family line causes a new kind of evil to leak into the world—an evil that has them fighting for their lives against an enemy neither of them foresaw. AmazonKU
He’s feral – just like me. I can’t trust this wild orc savage. Yet I’m drawn to his primal power. My body heats under his gaze. I crave him, though I try to hide it. But in my core I know – he’s my match. Possessive. Dominant. Wild. I lead this pack, but to the scarred orc I can only ever be his woman. Only ever serve him. My only action can be to surrender to him. When our eyes meet, his claim is clear. The walls of my stubbornness have fallen. Leaving my love exposed. AmazonKU
Family matters. With the help of his found family and his beloved Prince Sylvain, Lochlann Wilde has finally conquered the four oriels of the Wispwood. Now that the elemental gemstones are united in his amulet, Locke can earn Aphrodite’s favor. Whatever that may be. But there’s plenty to do in the meantime, anyway. Catching up with his mom, for example, or exploring his true identity as a half-undine human. Sylvain’s hotness and histrionics keep him very busy, too. But something strange is afoot at the academy. The arrival of a familiar face, a mythical mage, a living legend… except that no one even knew he was still alive. Grand Summoner Baylor Wilde has returned to the Wispwood. AmazonKU
When dragon shifter Eivross balks at his king brother’s desire to wage war against another nest, he chooses to be exiled instead of helping his brother take innocent lives. Exile for a dragon shifter means finding a new place to call home, and he chooses Cider Falls. Diem loves Cider Falls and working in the bookstore she owns, and she’s even happier now that she’s picked up a volunteer job at the school library. When a stranger comes to town, Diem knows he’s her truemate, and not just because he shifts when they meet and rips the front door off its hinges. But Eivross won’t take Diem as his mate because his brother is dangerous and he’s worried she’ll be caught in the crossfire. When a spurned female dragon tells his brother where Eivross is, he shows up with an army, intending to take Diem for his own mate and kill Eivross in the process. Can Eivross keep Diem safe against a horde of angry dragons, or will he lose the most important treasure of all?
A love goddess might know a lot about romance, but can she find it for herself? As a goddess of love, Aine is used to thinking about romance, just not her own. But after calling a Council of the other love gods, she finds herself with the possibility that someone might want her. Min knows that winning Aine’s heart is going to be tough, but he’s determined to convince her that they could be good together. Can the two of them figure out how to make it work?
Kelsey Owens just wants to settle in with her gorgeous husbands, surrounding herself with her reclaimed family. Preparations should be made for the arrival of their new son. The world has other plans. War is brewing, powerful forces are lining up against everyone she loves, and her latest prisoner also happens to be her best friend in the world. Being the sheriff of the supernatural world really sucks sometimes. Olivia Carey lost everything. Stripped of the magic that gave her life color and substance, she thought it couldn’t get worse. Then Kelsey was gone. She found a light in the darkness. A path back to her magic, but claiming it somehow put her on the opposite side of a war with everyone she knew and cared for. She knows that her cause was just, but lately things are confusing. Captured by the rebels she tormented and once called friends, she is forced to question everything she knows. When someone dear to them both is struck down, Kelsey and Liv must join forces again. Only Liv can work the spell to save them, but that spell requires a unique ingredient found only on the Hell plane. Stealing it will mean risking everything—including the growing bond between Liv and her old boyfriend, Casey Lane. Hell has some tricks up its sleeve for both Liv and Kelsey. And in the midst of battle, Liv will be forced to decide between saving their world and burning it all down.
He looked fierce now. Had since I’d mentioned occasionally dying. To be…cherished like that. To have someone who cared about my deaths, it…it had been a very long time. Cursed with immortality, the man known as the Black Shuck by some, as Bennet by others, has resigned himself to a lonely, endless existence. Long days are interspersed with death, dying, and the odd assassin job. During one of these jobs, he dies and comes back to life in front of very human and very innocent Amory, who is both fascinating and enchanting. Through his courting, Bennet finds himself enjoying his existence for the first time in a long time. He will do anything to protect Amory, will die and live for this human who has captured his immortal heart. Yet, the self-doubt Bennet hides behind a confident mask plagues him, and beings from the supernatural world he is a part of target Amory to target him. Bennet knows what he wants, but will all the skills he learned over hundreds of years be enough to keep Amory? Note: This book covers some of the events that occur in Moonlight Cherries. While this is the third book in a series, it can be read before books one and two as an alternative entry point. Given the character telling the story is an immortal assassin, some readers may find this book too dark.
VS Note: Author sez this is a continuation of a short story previously released, but now is at 95K words.
One call changed the course of my life forever. When my phone rings after a night drinking with my best friend, I had no idea my whole world was about to change. “A book is missing,” a deep, unnaturally enticing voice growls down the line. Panicked, I race out to Dragerfield Library, breaking all the rules—even if a book is missing, we’re only allowed on property during the day. But if I don’t find that ancient tome, I’ll be fired anyway. “You should have waited until morning, human.” Too late to retreat, I soon learn why the rules exist. Dragerfield is a doorway between worlds. A doorway to Risest, the Faerie realm. A realm they access at night. And I’m the moronic human who wandered uninvited into their midst. The fae use humans for two reasons: entertainment, and well, you can use your imagination for the other. Even worse, the voice on the line that set all of this in motion is no ordinary fae. Drager, with his dragon scales and smoky scent is one of their gods. A Fallen Five. My new captor. A missing book is the least of my worries now. I’d thought I was about to be fired, but instead, I’m heading to Faerie. And it might be a one way trip. AmazonKU
AUDITED BY A MONSTER—sounds awful, right?I knew I shouldn’t have opened my door, but when a seven-foot descendant of a death god comes calling, you answer. Especially if this Anubis is from the government, but I don’t have anything to hide from the IRS. Right? Right?! Turns out, my mom—a.k.a. my business accountant—does. Now, every time I turn around, he’s there. Assessing. Advising. Arousing me until I can’t think straight. But I don’t need a stranger to fix my problems. I’m doing just fine on my own, and I swear the only thing crumbling in my life is the topping on my amazing fruit cobblers. Will I let Ahnou past the defenses I’ve built around my heart, or is my fall about to get taxing? AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in erotica.
I was not going to marry some random she-wolf my parents picked out for me. There had to be another option. I need to clear my head and found myself on the road, driving to the local cafe just inside the town by the pack. Something smells unusually good. It’s like raspberries and chocolate. The silken creamy richness lingers in the air with a slight punctuated tartness.My eyes flash yellow as we see the waitress. I know the smell is coming from this girl approaching. I know her. It’s Inez Calton. I used to bully her in High School. Under my breath I mutter, “Really Goddess?? You love playing games with me.” She is my mate. Boy, do I have a lot to make up for. I saw her walking towards me. Her white hair shimmering, green eyes locked and the dress… It slid around her curves with each step. I’m a lucky wolf, if only I can just get her to forgive me. Amazon
Eyv never expected his dragon betrothed to throw him over for his brother. Or for his family to agree to it, and to try to hurt him. But just when he believes his life is over, an alpha dragon swoops out of the sky to save him. Too bad his heartstone is already smashed, which is a usually death sentence. Durango is all about rescuing other dragons, and he and his team get to Eyv just in time. And when he touches Eyv, he knows he’s in trouble. He wants Eyv as his mate, but that means they have to find Eyv a new stone. And even if they do that, can they find a way to be together if Durango is still out rescuing other dragons? These two must find both common ground and a solution to Eyv’s stone problem, and fast. AmazonKU
Alone, pregnant and running from monsters…I thought I knew what I was signing up for at Prometheus labs. A living wage salary in return for terrible hours, appalling working conditions and the occasional medical trial to give me a nice end of month boost in funds. I never expected to end up pregnant and transported to a completely different world, where gargoyles taunt me and my life is immeasurably worse. Until they show up.
Two alpha gargoyles, granite gods of males, along with a gargoyle knight who could charm the birds from the trees. They never expected to find me, and now they’re claiming me, and my unborn child for themselves. I’m not ready to surrender anything, but my treacherous body tells me otherwise. It needs the attention of all three gargoyles, over and over again. But I’m not going to let them take my heart. Gargoyles have destroyed my life, and I have no reason to let them in, no matter they call me ‘mate’ and make every part of me sing like I belong to them. I won’t give in. And when I have my baby, I’m leaving. et them try to stop me. AmazonKU
Gripped by a tyrant king and in the thrall of dark magic, the kingdom is in peril. Elspeth and Ravyn have gathered most of the twelve Providence Cards, but the last—and most important—one remains to be found: the Twin Alders. If they’re going to find the card before Solstice and set free the kingdom, they will need to journey through the dangerous mist-cloaked forest. The only one who can lead them through is the monster that shares Elspeth’s head: the Nightmare. And he’s not eager to share any longer.
What’s a simple human to do when he discovers supernatural beings are real? Ask a lot of questions, take a lot of notes, and try to seduce a werewolf, of course.
Jeremy has always wanted to befriend mythical creatures, play with forbidden magic, and meet his fated mate. Okay, okay. He knows the difference between fiction and real life; he is an author after all… Or he would be if he ever got to “The End” on one of his stories. So he realizes his desire to live inside a fantasy romance novel is a touch unrealistic, but where is the joy in living a life that is boring and predictable and overwhelmingly blah? At least that’s what he thinks until a hot AF werewolf saves him from his freaky boss and turns his whole life upside down. And his boss? She isn’t the weird old lady he thought she was, but how could he have guessed she is a grumpy goblin with a reputation for selling black-market magical artifacts? Now Jeremy is determined to know everything about the supernatural world, and Adrian, his swoon-worthy werewolf hero, is willing to answer all his questions, even when they make the big guy blush. But when his former goblin boss kidnaps his cat to convince Jeremy to return the items she thinks he stole, things get serious fast. Now in between plotting his next MM romance and seducing the beautiful werewolf (and not just for research purposes), he needs to stage a cat rescue. Life is definitely not boring now. AmazonKU
My task is simple—kidnap Princess Rolfe. But the second I lay eyes on her…I realize she’s anything but simple. Rancor, Leader of the Teeth, has commanded I fetch her in exchange for the Golden Serpent venom. But my plan is immediately derailed when I feel it. When I feel how much she wants me…I’ve had many lovers in my lifetime, but her passion puts them all to shame. One night turns into two…and then three…and then it becomes clear all my nights will be reserved for this woman. But I gave Rancor my word—and I have to keep it. She’s too ferocious to take by force so I drug her before I steal her from Delacroix. I escort her all the way to the Teeth and leave her there until Rancor tells me his plans. “We’ll play with her for a bit…and then we’ll eat her. And once her father comes for her, we’ll eat him too.” With my obligation fulfilled, I’m free to go. But can I leave such a beautiful woman to a horrible fate? AmazonKU
Born a royal heir. Fallen from grace. Born as the daughter of the Saintess Queen, now my hands are soaked in blood. I am a killer. I am Awakened. I am a Queen without a throne. Against the wishes of my escort guard, Solomon, I must seek the aid from the kingdom of my betrayer. As the connection between Solomon and I soars to new heights, one thing is becoming incredibly clear…My newfound abilities have brought with them secrets. Dreams torment me, and I am lost to understand what they mean … and why the image of my Goddess’s lover looks like Solomon. A mad prince, a lost friend, mortal enemies … I have to find a way to save my country and my sanity. AmazonKU
There is something in the woods…Kevin Paulson has had nearly everything in his life ripped away from him. He’s now alone in the woods of Central Michigan building a homestead for himself and wondering where everything went wrong and if he’ll ever be able to trust again. What he doesn’t know is that he is far from alone out here in these woods, woods that for hundreds of years have been the playgrounds of cougars and vampires. He’s being watched from afar by a trained soldier of the DuCane Coven, for his safety and something else. The more the soldier watches, the more intrigued and even beguiled he becomes by Kevin, shunning all society and going back to basics. Kevin will soon learn that the man watching him from afar will become his champion and his everlasting love. Archer Quinn is an elite soldier, tracker, and assassin of Coven DuCane. He’s worked in the field for years advancing his Coven’s interests, but was called home for a special assignment. Keep watch …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) Amazon
Welcome to Crystal Beach, an enchanting town with a dangerous secret. When psychic witch Sidney Grace uncovers a crime spree plaguing the town, she’s ready to try her hand at a little magic to figure out whodunit. But before she can cast another bad spell, Ada-Mae enrolls her in a school of magic. “What? Enrolled me? Into a school for witches? But I’m too old to be in school!” Her cat Mojo agrees…until he finds himself in his own predicament. Struggling to control her powers and navigate her new life, Sidney is drawn into a mystery that hits close to home. Even her dad senses the danger lurking near Mystic Dunes. Too bad the handsome Chief of Police doesn’t believe in magic! A villain determined to get their hands on the magical item at any cost pushes Sidney to team up with her spell-happy grandmother, a snarky cat, and a cast of quirky residents to solve the case. But as she gets closer to the truth, she discovers the magical item is more powerful and dangerous than these witches ever imagined. AmazonKU
Cast through time with his fellow Dragon Legion Warriors, Orion follows the spark of his firestorm, the sign of his destined mate’s presence. Only when he’s left behind, alone in a different time, does he discover the darkfire’s deception. His firestorm might be a feint, but the woman touched by its golden radiance is one who could capture Orion’s heart forever. When Slayers attack, Orion is determined to defend her and her secrets, no matter the price to himself. Grad student Francesca is more interested in her career and research than in getting married. But then, she’s never met a man like Orion, a fierce protector whose presence ignites an undeniable desire within her—although the seductive power of his kiss isn’t the only thing Francesca can’t explain. Orion also creates a glow inside the vase said to contain the voice of the Cumaean Sibyl. When that light is released, Francesca hears the voice of the past and is revealed as Orion’s destined mate—making her the Slayers’ target. On the run, Orion and Francesca join forces to solve the Sibyl’s last riddle. Will success provide the key to their shared future? Or will the unpredictable darkfire snatch Orion away as abruptly as he arrived—along with Francesca’s memories of the dragon shifter who has claimed her heart? How much will either of them sacrifice to save their their unborn son and defend their future together?
VS Note: MM Paranormal romance.
Octavius Evander here. I suppose you have come to see how it all ends. Well, ‘ends’, as in, we’ve reached the end of this part of my story. It wouldn’t be proper of me to move on until we finish it all off, right? As this is the last book in this series, I feel it is my duty, to end things with a bang! A glittery bang. By bang, I mean, a giant, super cool, Halloween party. And what a party it was… Costumes, decorations, family, frenemies, scares, Turney screaming and clinging on to me—fun times! Not so fun was the interruption to said party. It really was unfair to me. I was on vacation from real murder and mayhem—case related mayhem only—yet somehow, someone had the audacity to be murdered. Inconsiderate people all around! But you didn’t all come here just for the Halloween party. I know that. There is a certain someone you are waiting to hear about, I’m sure. A certain horrible, maggot of a person. Well…you won’t be disappointed. That issue will be solved, once and for all. The question you may be asking yourselves now is, how will it be solved? All I’m willing to say is, it happened in an unusual and extremely unprepared way. While, you shouldn’t worry too much, as my story, my precious Turney’s story, has a happy ending…it may be good to keep in mind that happiness sometimes shines brightest right after despair. AmazonKU
In the picturesque Woodland Estates, where luxury homes stand amidst towering trees, real estate agent Blair finds herself entangled in a web of mystery and desire. When a string of robberies rocks the tranquil community, she’s drawn to two enigmatic men—Jeff, her boss’ son who is definitely off limits, and Zane, Jeff’s best friend, who sets her senses ablaze. As the thefts escalate and danger looms, Blair’s heart becomes a battleground for the irresistible pull she feels toward both men. Unbeknownst to her, these men are more than they appear. They’re werewolves with supernatural strength and a shared history of loyalty and love. With secrets unveiled and passions ignited, Blair’s once-normal life transforms into a thrilling, sensual journey. As her feelings deepen for both men, she must navigate the complexities of love and desire, all the while evading a relentless adversary who’s determined to keep her from uncovering the truth. Will Blair embrace the love of two werewolves, or will the shadows of the past tear them apart? AmazonKU
Her life is in chaos, her mind holds a secret, and her body has betrayed her. How is your weekend? Renner is an excellent personal assistant. Whether in male or female form, they always fit in. When her boss became a mate, it changed the dynamic of her job. When she met the first of four mates, Renner knew that her life was changing as well. Being rejected was difficult, but her friends took action and tried to get her a mate as fast as possible with the caveat that the alphas must like cats. When her life was empty, she opened a cat café and shelter to help the little beasts that looked soft but were vulnerable and deadly at the same time. It had worked to keep her occupied, but now she wanted more. Three alphas and an omega are more than she expected. Tuesday has heavy secrets, and she wants nothing more than to keep them, but the time is right, and she can finally connect with her sister again. Renner is shocked, and her memories are blank, but now that the block Tuesday placed is fading, they have family again. Renner learns that her twin is more than she remembered, and an Elite omega is finally moving into the city with her very noticeable mates. Things are getting interesting.
A demon truck driver has been searching for his destination for twenty-six years. Meanwhile, a sweet chipmunk shifter has just six days to make a decision that will impact the rest of his life… are they on a collision course, or…Demon Zese didn’t mind being on earth. He had a good job, he had a solid friend in Rigmus, and if Lucifer did summon him occasionally to help with “retrieval” jobs, he really didn’t mind so much. If only he could work out why he’d been summoned to earth in the first place, or by who. Chipmunk shifter, Percy had been given an ultimatum. Marry the man who owned the club he worked at, or lose his job. Percy had friends and a loving family, but there was something seriously wrong with his boss… if only he knew what to do about it. Features a clueless Lucifer, or is he really as clueless as he appears; the power of three, a wonderfully colorful grandmother, and an overprotective bear. What more could you want in this standalone random story featuring one of Lucifer’s demons this time?
There’s toil and trouble ahead for Autumn and Gravy when a client turns up dead, mere hours after calling Autumn to rant about a curse and demand a cure. It wasn’t the woman’s first unreasonable request. But it would be her last. Make that double toil and trouble. By the time Autumn arrives in the victim’s hometown, all spell has broken loose. The enigmatic curse seems to be spreading, pitting neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, and bringing all manner of vice and violence bubbling to the surface. Powered by a lot of caffeine and a little min pin, Autumn races to find the witch responsible and cure a town gone mad, before the curse strikes again. Because the next life it claims might just be her own.
VS Note: From OCT 16.
Magic is real. The elves have concealed their powers from humans for the past millennium. Until now.For the past thousand years, the elves have systematically colonized the primitive human race. As subjugated peasants, the mortals spend their lives toiling to supply the elven realm with riches. The elves’ magic has degraded their race to a point where they have been rendered infertile. A hundred years ago, they began interbreeding with humans in efforts to preserve their species. Jassyn, has spent his life forced into servitude as a breeder to increase their number. But a way out from his shackled fate has been presented…In a human realm, Serenna, a half-breed princess, has earned the right to leave the mortal courts to dwell among the elves in their capital. Her anticipated life as a noble takes an unexpected turn when a deadly race emerges and threatens the existence of humans and elves alike. Instead of joining the elven noble houses, Serenna is conscripted to a military academy for half-breeds. She must learn to master her magic before the elves dispatch her to the war front. AmazonKU
Rayven – Kidnapped. Collared. Trapped. I slink through shadows and steal from the deceased. It’s my passion, until I steal from Death himself…Then it becomes my curse. I’m a prisoner in the realm of the dead, at the mercy of the beast who calls this labyrinthian castle home. The walls are alive, with shifting corridors and eyes that follow me everywhere. He’s given me three days to escape. Then I become his property forever.But what happens—after everything—if I don’t want to escape his cruel love at all? Belial – I will break her. I will take her. I will make her mine. My little thief will pay for what she stole…In blood. In fear. In sweat and tears. I’ll own every drop of her, brand my name upon her bones. I’ll carve my obsession into her soul. She thinks she can escape me. She’ll soon discover she’s already mine. My new queen will look so pretty with a crown upon her head, and my lap for her throne. I am death incarnate. I am the Lord of Bones. And I am hers. AmazonKU
On the Road: After a rescued rhino shifter begins building a new life in a small rural town, finding his mate means he’ll need to accept help once again. After being rescued from witches by demons, Aaron finds himself left with a group of biker shifters to be rehabilitated until he regains his ability to shift. Once he does, due to being alone for a long time and being at loose ends, he sticks with the guys until he can figure out his next move. When the bikers take him into the territory of a wolf shifter pack, he’s surprised to discover them welcoming and friendly. Deciding to take them up on their offer to stick around and build a life, Aaron accepts a part-time volunteer position at Stone Ridge’s firehouse. While there to meet the fire chief, he’s shocked to meet his mate—a human named Thoron Ballaro. Even better, Thoron knows about shifters… sort of. When he and Aaron begin navigating a life together, he learns that Thoron has a six-year-old son… and that Thoron’s ex-wife is an opinionated bigot. Can they figure out a way to keep Thoron’s ex from causing trouble while cementing their life together?
VS Note: Cliffhanger.
Kendrick – My brothers and I are unique. We were born with a Power so enormous it has to be harnessed and locked away. Our demi blood both defines and drives us.
I’ve lived century after century, running from a curse that blood has inflicted upon us. That was until a family of humans finds out our secret and bound us to them.
Now as freedom is upon us because of the one detail they failed to learn—or so we thought—all hell is breaking loose. The past has appeared in a form I don’t know, but she feels like someone I used to know well. Ray – All my life I’ve felt different. My father has always been cautious of who I meet and where I go. The one night I decide to defy him, I end up running for my life. Then he appears. He saves me, then drops me to my death or so I thought. Now I’m sharing my mind and body with another woman. Or is it hers. She knows this man and wants him back. What does this mean? How is this possible? In the end who will be standing? Do I love him or is this her? Is he in love with me or her? Will it even matter when it’s all said and done? AmazonKU
Out of the Cage: Spotting a number of fishy things in his town, a deputy is ready when finally facing the paranormal. Nathan Kaldwell has been a deputy in the town of Stone Ridge for many years. In that time, he’s noticed a few peculiarities in many of the town’s occupants. Since the occupants’ oddities never seem to pose a danger to anyone, Nathan keeps the information to himself. When a motorcycle gang comes to town, being a bike enthusiast, he stops to admire their rides. To Nathan’s surprise, what he thinks is a large gray dog in a sidecar turns out to be a wolf. A shocking series of events reveals that the wolf is also a man named Khan, a paranormal creature called a shifter. While Nathan’s attracted to the pretty man, he spots the tell-tale signs of a wounded and abused soul. He’s not certain if even what the shifters call the mate-pull can convince the skittish Khan to stay in human form for him. When Nathan learns there’s shifter hunters in the area, can he keep Khan safe in either form?
When Leif senses his mate is in danger, he must do whatever it takes to ensure her safety. But how does he protect her against forces unseen? Emily moves to Bear Creek in the hope that the fresh mountain air might help her heal from her painful past. And who wouldn’t want to live here? The town is charming and the people are friendly and welcoming. Plus, she has scored a dream job, redesigning the interior of an old house for Reginald Beachamp. But all is not as it seems. When a mysterious stranger saves her from almost certain death, Emily is sure there is something different about him. Something not quite right. But the more she gets to know Leif, the more she realizes that she’s wrong. That he might, in fact, be Mr. Right. However, Emily has a secret that might mean their relationship is doomed before it even has a chance to blossom. Leif is drawn into the mountains by the mysterious creature that seems to appear whenever a mate of the Bear Creek Guardians is in danger. However, after saving his mate the sense of the creature does not fade. It’s as if it’s watching, waiting…but for what? There’s only one thing Leif can do. Hunt it down and find out exactly what it wants with him. And his mate. But nothing is as it seems for these fated mates. Can Leif and Emily find their way to each other and their happy ever after? AmazonKU
My blood boiled the moment I saw her back in town — The same woman who had left me without a word years ago. I thought I’d moved on…A single dad and a successful rancher – I had a lot going for me. But Bonnie’s soft skin could never become a memory of the past. She had a son too. And a new job as my brother’s assistant. A second chance was inevitable despite my reasons to forget her. But I wasn’t the only one that deserved to be angry. I had hidden something big from her. Bonnie had no idea I was a wolf shifter. That would impact her even more because of her own secret. The identity of her son… who looked a lot like me. Secrets could destroy us, but danger would get to us even sooner. And the wolf shifter in me would do anything to protect the family I lost the first time around. AmazonKU
Bertram Drake, the most mysterious Drake brother, leads a life shrouded in secrecy. Taken from his brothers at a young age and shaped into a weapon to be used by the dragon council, he has one sole purpose: obey the orders given to him, no matter what they might be. Once a perfect jewel of the Pedigree, Sorin’s sparkle has been dulled. Taken from his cloister and sold regularly to the highest bidder, he has learned two vital truths. The first: that dragons are monsters who will stop at nothing to get what they want. And the second, most terrible truth of all: that egg madness is a lie—omegas are not saved from a lifetime of pain even when they are separated from their eggs. When Sorin’s newest buyer mysteriously dies, Sorin sees it as his chance to escape from the hellish life he’s been forced to lead. The only obstacle? A handsome agent of the council who has been tasked with ending his life. … and who has custody of his eggs. AmazonKU
“Run, Gwen. Run as far and as hard as you can. Because when I catch you… You will belong to me.” When she shattered the Iron Crystal and returned magic to Avalon, Gwen also shattered Mordred’s heart. Torn between her passion for Mordred and his rage at her betrayal, she fled into the wilds. Gwen’s choice has transformed Avalon, and the island teems with magical wonders freed from the crystal. But Gwen also released the vicious and chaotic elementals. Desperate for revenge against Mordred, some of them see Gwen as an ally, others as a hostage. Now, the Prince in Iron hunts Gwen relentlessly, though at night he visits her in dreams, unable to break the desire that binds them. She is his weakness. If his enemies captured her, he knows that he would make any deal, break any vow to return her to his side. As the elementals prepare for battle, Gwen will face an impossible choice. Can she stand by as Avalon’s magic is destroyed once again? Or will she fight to overthrow the man she loves? AmazonKU
My mom never told me there was a heart stealing murderer at the Academy of the Profane. But here we are. I thought I’d be navigating classes, mean girls, and boys. Not this. Never in a million years this. I can’t unsee what they did to that witch. And honestly? With the history of this academy, it could be a curse, a ghost, or someone like me doing it. But I have a team and my twin. And another god on my side. If anyone can stop this, it’s us. AmazonKU
This town is going to be the death of me…For a small town, you’d think being the Chief of Police would be a fairly easy gig, right? Not on your life. Haven Hollow is proving to be the hardest job I’ve ever had. If I’m not dealing with bitchy faeries trying to usurp a court I have no interest in ruling, I’m dealing with a curse that’s got the whole town unable to sleep. Right—Nyquil on Aisle 9 and stat. If only it could be that easy. Instead, I’m going on little to no sleep, myself, while the town is basically falling apart. I’ve got to figure out who’s responsible for this little curse ASAP and put the kibosh on it. Luckily, I’ve got my husband (well, in name only), Maverick, here to help me. And that relationship is proving to be its own can of worms…I just hope I can bust some perpetrator butt, and then maybe I can turn to the issue known as ‘Taliyah’s love life,’ which I have a feeling is going to be a hell of a lot harder to fix. AmazonKU
A bump in the air, a failing engine, and smoke meant she had no option but to crash land. Can Carson save his fated mate before it is too late? Amelia Lockhart is a curvy, self-sufficient, independent woman who loves adventure, flying, and the outdoors. She’s worked hard to build up her business and needs this mission from the Phoenix Corp. to make the final payment on her plane. When she takes off in inclement weather with a package to be dropped over Alaska, she has no idea her life as she knows it is over.
Carson Payne, a geneticist with the Northern Lights Genome Project (NLGP) is on the run. As a shifter, he feels that through science humans and shifters could find ways to work together in the future. But, after overhearing a conversation outside his lab, he realizes the company he works for has a different idea for the future. One where shifters rule. He takes off to Otter Cove in rural Alaska where his twin brother has a cabin. The sound of the distinctive single-prop engine shattered the silence of the surrounding mountains. Only, there was something wrong with it; the engine was coughing and sputtering. As he located it high above him, dread furled low in his gut, and smoke streamed behind the plane. What were the chances that a beautiful bush pilot would crash and require him to play hero? The buzzing in his head suddenly made sense. He supposed those odds increased dramatically when she was your fated mate. Can a woman who lives for adventure and a man who prefers the quiet of a lab find something in common? AmazonKU
“And what is your destiny, Little Bird? Who will you be?” Sixteen-year-old Wren Vesper is just like every other kid she knows: trying to survive high school and figure out what she wants to do with her life. But when news of her grandmother’s death reaches her, she discovers she is not like everyone else, and that question about what to do with her life may no longer be hers to answer. Wren and her mother return to Sedgwick Cove, the tiny coastal Maine town where her mother grew up, and there she learns the truth about the family she barely knows: the Vespers aren’t just a family: they’re a coven. Centuries ago, a bargain was struck and a powerful spell cast: As long as three Vesper witches lived in Sedgwick Cove, the town would be safe from the dark forces that threatened its borders. Wren’s mother reluctantly agrees to take her own mother’s place as the third Vesper witch, but when she disappears under mysterious circumstances, it falls to Wren to navigate the dark and winding world of witchcraft she never knew existed. Can Wren step into her own power before it’s too late? AmazonKU
VS Note: From OCT 19.
I accidentally slept with the alpha who rejected me. And now I’m pregnant. He’s the billionaire alpha. Dominant and much too old for me. I loved him, but I’m an outcast, and our love was forbidden. So he shattered my heart. Now my psychic visions tell me to get back to our small town. And so we meet again…I’m the lowliest of the pack. Everybody here hates witches like me. Including him. I got bullied and rejected by everyone, and I vowed never to return. But one humid night leads me back into his strong arms. He knows exactly how to break my resistance and make me weak. He makes me stay in his house to be near me constantly. His authority and dominance do things to me I’m ashamed of. His strong hands heal my hurt until I have no power left. His demanding mouth kisses my pain until I lose control. Will the alpha claim me and his babies for good? AmazonKU
Grumpy meets sunshine in this cozy monster romance. One grumpy, reclusive monster. One bubbly, happy-go-lucky woman. One accidental bonding. Daisy loves fairy tales and all she’s ever wanted was to find her prince. When she touches an amulet, she falls into a land full of magic and into the lap of a giant creature, accidentally tying herself to him. Forever. He’s green. He’s crotchety. He’s a monster. She’s gorgeous. She’s happy. She’s human. And now they’re mates. Can Daisy and Orcus find a way to break the bond, or does fate have other plans? AmazonKU
Behind ever great spy organization is a smart and savvy quartermaster. But what if everyone’s favorite nerd is the real monster? Fleming is more at home in the library than the battlefield. A scholar with a dark secret he dares not unleash. From the London HQ of the Vampire Intelligence Agency to the hidden chambers of Immortal Royals, he’s hidden the dark, brutal essence of his vampire nature behind an intellectual identity. Until he had to protect the one woman who can save his souless existence from an enemy that lurks in the shadows. Lily’s life is ordinary, filled with tea blends and dorky, fun cosplay events. But now she’s caught in a whirlwind of intrigue, prophecy, and undying love. A love that could be her salvation—or her doom. AmazonKU
Trixie’s lived in Pandora her whole life and knows the town shuts down on Halloween.So when she sees a black panther at her front door fending off some of the things that go bump in the night, she has no other choice but to help him. Will her niceness earn her a treat… or a trick? Mysterious things happen in Pandora, Kentucky. The town appears to be a small out of the way place to relax and unwind. Population under 600 people. Down home friendliness.There’s one day a year that the town shuts down before dark and doesn’t open back up until daybreak the next day. Halloween night. The words trick or treat have a darker meaning in Pandora. Do you have a good soul and treat people with kindness or is your soul damned to hell for your life of sins and bad choices? In Pandora on Halloween night if you wander the streets, you could come face to face with your future of things to come, good or bad. Enter our Pandora box of delights or chills. AmazonKU
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