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.
SURVIVING SKARR (ICE PLANET CLONES BOOK TWO) by Ruby Dixon
VS Note: I love all variations on the Ice Planet!
Overnight, my life has changed to one of sheer survival. I wake up on a strange alien world covered in ice. I have no memories of myself, not even my name. And I’ve resonated to the biggest braggart on the planet. Skarr is a chest-beating alpha male gladiator with lizard genetics and an intense case of self-love. He tells everyone within hearing distance how amazing he is. Bleh. I want nothing to do with him, but according to the khui, we’re soulmates. This means we’re bound to have babies and live our lives out together…forever…Not if I have anything to say about it. To survive, I’m going to have to figure out who I am, what I am…and what to do about the man who won’t shut up about how incredible and perfect I am. It has to be an act… doesn’t it? AmazonKU
WARRIOR FORBIDDEN by Samantha Charlton
Ava’s life has been dedicated to protecting the sacred flame upon a dying planet. Years ago, she swore a life of chastity and obedience to honor the Gods, yet now everything she cares about is under threat. A group of religious extremists are targeting her and the temple she guards. Her order needs help, but that means letting men set foot in her temple—something that hasn’t happened in a thousand years. Jax commands a corps of elite soldiers. The Guardians of the Flame have been tasked to guard the Sisters of Awe, to train them in self-defense—and to deal with the insurgents who will stop at nothing to create chaos. When Jax and Ava meet a battle of wills begins. She wants as little interference in the daily life of her temple as possible, while he’s determined to make some big changes to ensure her safety. Sparks fly—but what starts off as animosity between Ava and the stubborn commander, soon becomes something else entirely.
Something forbidden to them both. AmazonKU
MY FAIR ALIEN (COSMIC CINEMA) by Honey Phillips
Can an alien professor decode the language of love? Professor Harak H’gin leads a peaceful life studying linguistics on his native planet of Plumeria. Until the day he stumbles across a bedraggled, beautiful human female. Dared by a colleague to transform the pitiful creature into a true member of their society, Harak takes on the challenge. Forced to eke out a meager living selling flowers, Liza is desperate to improve her situation. When a chance meeting offers the opportunity to become something more than a menial worker, she doesn’t hesitate – even though it means moving in with the arrogant, handsome alien. But somewhere along the way, the lines between teacher and student, human and Plumerian, begin to blur. Can Harak resist her newly discovered charms? And can Liza give her heart to an alien who only seems to think of her as an experiment? AmazonKU
RINGMASTER (GALAXY CIRCUS BOOK SIX) by Lexie Winston
I keep waiting for things to settle down, but my to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. I’ve got a grandma to rescue from a planet infested with carnivorous flora and fauna, a Warlock whom I desperately want to bond with, and a tribunal with the Vilaxian clan to deal with. And that’s just to start with. But the Aquilians, damn cans of tuna that they are, have waylaid us, and we need to take precious time that we don’t have to waste, seeing what they want. That’s on top of trying to make sure my three children and six mates, including my pregnant omega, are all equally loved and cherished and reassured of their place in my life. Besides doing all that I need to try and figure out who this mysterious syndicate is that is reportedly after the orb that the Adams family has long guarded, and I’m plain exhausted. What does a girl need to do to get a few relaxing days in the sun on a tropical planet with someone to rub her feet? AmazonKU
BLUE: GALACTIC CYBORG HEAT SERIES by Jessie Rose Case
In the Galactic Cyborg Heat Series. Blue. Named for the depth of his eyes. A throwback to his heritage. The human trait given to him in creation. He didn’t know where it came from. Some donor that had no idea their DNA was being used in that way most likely. But he wasn’t human. He was Cyborg. Half man half machine and exactly what the scientists wanted him to be for Earth Corp. But that was hundreds of years ago now. Earth Corp was gone as was Old Earth. The Empire long since created they lived in space and traveled the universe. The female that drew his attention was unexpected. She was …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
ALIEN’S REWARD (OUTCASTS OF CORIN BOOK SEVEN) by Ella Maven
I don’t want to be a princess… I want to fight too. Bazel: All my life I’ve been treated with kid gloves, and I’m tired of it. I want to live up to the legacy of the proud Drixonian females with which I share half of my DNA. There’s one thing in my way—a young warrior who knows my secret and threatens to tell my father. So I make a deal with him, and soon his annoying presence at my side changes into something more…Trapt: From the first moment I see Bazel, my entire world changes. The sun rises and sets with her. I can never be her equal—her father would never allow it—but I’ll do what I can to keep her safe from the enemies closing around our borders. Even if that means teaching her everything I know. Even if that means risking everything. AmazonKU
SHADE: COLONY: NYX #6 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Demelza Carlton
Iva’s family forced her to join the Colony, to keep her apart from the man she’d fallen in love with. What they didn’t know was that he was going to the Colony, too…
But when Iva wakes up from stasis, there’s no sign of him. With the help of the Intergalactic Dating Agency, she hopes to find him…only to be kidnapped by an alien.
Is this just a case of mistaken identity…or might she have found her perfect match?
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BINJAOB: OUT OF THIS WORLD CLONES BOOK FOUR: ALIEN BAND OF BROTHERS by Ravyn Wilde
Come meet BinjaOB, one of the Alien Band of Brothers. He’ll save your soul, give you back your life, & steal your heart! (More info coming soon!) Alien Band of Brothers is part of Ravyn Wilde’s Science Fiction Romance Series, Out of THIS World. This alien abduction romance is Book 4 in the series. AmazonKU
WHISKED AWAY BY THE ALIEN: A CURVY GIRL HANNUKAH SCIFI ALIEN ROMANCE (HOLIDAY HEARTMATES BOOK ONE) by Julie K Cohen
There’s an alien in my kitchen wearing an apron… and nothing else. There’s something delicious cooking in my kitchen and it isn’t the donuts or latkes. The tall blue alien with horns that hit the ceiling arrived in time to save Hannukah for my family, but he knows nothing about cooking. Why is he really here? And how do I tell him that under that apron he’s supposed to wear clothing? AmazonKU
THE ALIEN’S PRETTY VAGABOND: GAY SCIFI MM MPREG ROMANCE by Kayleigh Sky
VS Note: An expanded, revised re-release. Author sez: “The Alien’s Pretty Vagabond was previously published as Pretty Human by Pride Publishing. It has been rewritten to align more closely with the author’s current brand and expanded by approximately 27,000 words.”
Willing to take the ultimate risk, Jem’s plan to disappear undergoes a strange twist. He awakens on a mysterious planet where the people claim him as one of their own, but it’s downright laughable. Jem isn’t submissive, no matter what they say. He can’t give birth, no matter what they say. But he’ll play their game—for a while—because his life depends on it. Willing to make the ultimate gesture, King Ellis agrees to marry the part-human Xolani, Jem. He is a lonely ruler, thrust into the role too young, but he knows destiny when he feels it. Something led him to Jem, and he won’t abandon him, no matter what or who comes for him. But duty is one thing—falling in love is another. Jem knows he can’t hide his true identity forever. And when the brutal monster he’s running from finally finds him, he’ll be the only one who can stop him and save his family. As long as he’s willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. AmazonKU
INFILTRATION (DARK EMPIRE BOOK TWO) by Tracy St John
An alien enemy is closing in on an unaware galaxy. Can the few hold off the All? The alien force dubbed the Darks has grabbed control of key positions on Kalquor and the Galactic Council of Planets. Other leaders are still unaware of the threat among them. The galaxy is wide open for destruction to an unfathomable enemy. Former emperor Nobek Yuder has suspicions, but due to restrictions placed on him after his prison sentence, he can only stand by and watch helplessly. A renegade Royal Councilman has designs to bring him back to the political arena, but doing so could destabilize the Kalquorian Empire, leaving it vulnerable to invasion. Meanwhile, one man on the brink of death, the only man who can detect the nearly invisible Darks, is pulled from a lifeless shuttle by Captains Kila and Nako. His incredible story tells them they’re in a race against time to save not only the empire but the whole galaxy…but are they already too late? On Earth II, Governor Stacy Nichol’s relationship with Clan Rihep continues to grow. So does the danger, as opponents make deadly moves against her and the orbiting Kalquorian station where the clan lives. Nobek Kuran is determined to keep his clanmates and would-be lifemate safe, but how can he stop a faceless enemy? Relationships, old and new, are strained to the breaking point at a time when Earthers and Kalquorians need each other more than ever. The Darks are closing in, and no one is ready to oppose them.
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WICKED AND WILD: KINDRED TALES BOOK 51 by Evangeline Anderson
Two sisters, both born with a Gift…Samantha leads lost spirits home, Hanna can see Beyond the Veil – But both are in terrible danger…Are you ready for two Spicy and Spooky Kindred Tales in one book? Get ready for Wicked and Wild…In “Possessed by the Wulven,” Sam’s ghost-hunting mission collides with skeptic R’orn, creating sparks of annoyance and attraction. She’s stuck with the huge Kindred warrior in a haunted inn, one room, and a single bed—temptation rises. But when spirits take control, passions ignite…and enemies might just become lovers. In “Guarded by the Ghost,” Hanna’s curse attracts a terrifying Dark Entity, leading her to a ghostly Kindred protector, Wraith. Together, they face a sinister force that hungers for her soul. Can enemies turned lovers survive the shadows that threaten their very existence? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
PHEROMONE (FOR THE LOVE OF ALIENS BOOK ONE) by C M Stunich
Humans … pets, meat, or mates. That’s the first thing I see when I open my eyes, that damn sign. Don’t fancy myself being sold for any of the above reasons, so I’m relieved when my buyer is killed by an …Um. Hot venom and horns and a violent grin. What the actual f*ck is that?! Or should I say who the actual f*ck is he? Because he’s definitely male. Definitely big. Definitely exuding pheromones that turn me into a much less rational human being. Hi, I’m Eve Wakefield, twenty-five years old, professional caterer, recently abducted by aliens alongside my best friend. I’m also completely and utterly screwed. Lost on a jungle planet. Rooming in a downed spaceship with a dragon dude. Being hunted by a moth man with demon eyes and vampire teeth. Begging for help from a tentacle-tailed fox man who also happens to be … a space cowboy? Here’s the thing: I desperately want to go back to Earth. But I am not leaving this place without my bestie, Jane Baker. And I can’t find her or get us home without the help of three males who just so happen to be ideal romantic matches for yours truly. Yay. Three very different men. Three very different lives for me to try out. Three very powerful romances. And only one thing matters: finding Jane. Then … then I’ll worry about the messy complications of finding myself perma-mated to aliens. Yeah, it’s a whole thing. AmazonKU
CRASHED: STRANDED ON THE PRISON PLANET BOOK ONE by Katie Neptune
Stranded on the prison planet. A panic attack. And a steamy kiss from a sexy golden guy with wings. Everything Pacey Potter touches is a disaster. Now, at twenty-one, she’s aged out of her group home and she’s leaving behind her two best friends to join the rat race of the real world. Until a flying saucer grabs her, shoots her across the cosmos, and spits her out onto the surface of a prison planet. Stranded and alone, Pacey digs for unplumbed levels of strength and falls short. Like usual. When the golden-skinned alien prisoner offers to help her escape, Pacey can’t decide if he’s worth her trust. Or her heart. Because she knows good things don’t happen to her. Or maybe they do when you’re stranded on a prison planet. AmazonKU
RISE: QUEER SCIFI’S 10TH ANNUAL FLASH FICTION CONTEST by Various
RISE (noun / verb) – Eight definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) An upward slope or movement 2) A beginning or origin 3) An increase in amount or number 4) An angry reaction 5) To take up arms 6) To return from death 7) To become heartened or elated 8) To exert oneself to meet a challenge – Rise features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.
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FLINT: DRAGON BRIDES #9 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Kate Rudolph
Dragon lord Flint’s hunger for excitement leads him to Intergalactic Dating Agency: Adventures who promise to find him a mate who matches his own fiery desires.
Human Liza has no idea aliens exist – or that she’s been talking to an alien dating agency for months, pouring her hear out about her abusive home life. When she finally begs for help, Flint’s right there… but she has no idea why. And when he teleports her away from home she’s sure she’s being abducted. In her desperate bid to escape, Liza sends them hurtling down to a dangerous watery planet full of monsters eager to eat her… or worse. Liza refuses to rely on any man, even if her accidental kidnapper is a better option than a wild water dragon. But as she and Flint are thrown closer together, sparks and flames fly amidst the chaos. Soon Liza’s questioning whether she wants to go home again.
Maybe abduction isn’t such a bad thing, after all.
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AGAIN (ROSE RISING BOOK SIX) by Thea Masen
Lydia – Resisting a mating bond is exhausting. And I’ve been doing it for ten years. I thought Zylas and I would be together forever, but when our son died, we took our grief out on one another and it ripped us apart. We’ve skirted around each other since both joining the crew of The Rose, but now the captain is sending us down to explore the first habitable planet we’ve discovered. Can my self-control hold for multiple days of close proximity with Zylas? And do I want it to? Zylas – The last year on The Rose has stirred up a lot of memories. It’s hard to remember why Lydia and I fight our connection so hard. We’re not the same people we were ten years ago when we lost our son. Could we make it work if we tried again? When a lapse in control leads to a stolen kiss, I know we’ve waited long enough. I’m going to win her back. A dangerous mission might not be the time to do it, but I can’t wait another minute. AmazonKU
CATAAL (ALIENS OF ARGALA BOOK TWO) by Miranda Otway
Cataal is the disgraced former head of the warrior clan on Argala. Now a lowly scout, he’s resigng to having lost everything, until he’s nearly killed on a routine patrol. The attack shows that something larger is at play than a simple raid. Caylun has been stabbed with a poisoned dagger, but is suddenly saved by the Terran female Maeve, a doctor, and friend of the overlord Caylun’s wife Ashleen. Maeve is professional on the one hand, tender and caring on the other. Cataal was married before, until the terrible Argalan plague took his wife. He has always been a warrior first, a man second. It’s the THIRD part of him he has to hide from everyone, or at least try to. Maeve knows all about Cataal’s actions that have led to his exile, and his shocking secret. Maeve has one of her own–she’s come through the portal because of the new human-Argalan matchmaking program Caylun and Ashleen have started. Maeve has turned out to be a perfect genetic match for some of the overlords desperately looking for wives in order to save the Argalan civilization, Cataal included. Will she choose the wounded warrior with no status, or one of the wealthy leaders of the other clans? More to the point, will Cataal choose Maeve? Or refuse to have anything to do with the new humans he has seen in the past as a corrupting influence that might destroy Argala once and for all…? AmazonKU
GOAT GIRL by Sylvia Morrow
VS Note: Superhero romance.
He said he’d never met a mashie until he fell for me. Superheroes are real. Unfortunately, so are supervillains, and one turned me into a goat girl. Since The Big Mash-Up things have been pretty tough for us mashies, or those who got stuck being half animal. I lost my home and my dreams. Now I’m working minimum wage, dealing with a public that sometimes wishes I didn’t exist. And then he walks into my life. The sexiest man who’s ever ordered a drink from me. Liam Jemison. An entomologist working to help solve lingering issues from The Mash-Up, he tells me I’m the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. His kisses make me feel like I’m on fire and every touch has me aching for more. He says he wants me and likes everything about me. It feels real but can I risk trust in a world like this? Can I believe in heroes when the world treats me like a villain? AmazonKU
TWISTED LOK (THE BRUUT SYNDICATE BOOK TWO) by Zora Jorel and Rae Reigns
Neeq – I’m not a thief, just a girl from the slums trying to help a sick friend. But I made the mistake of taking from Lok. Now I’m held captive in his palatial complex where I’m seduced by sinful wonders at every turn. I’m just a hacker, but Lok’s made me his special pet. We’re in the middle of a war, where one side wants me dead, and Lok wants me collared and on my knees. Assassin training, bullying, torture, mind games…that I can take. But Lok taints my body and soul with every touch. And worst of all, I want even more. Lok – Humans call me the Devil Don, because of my looks and how my enemies burn. An army of women at my command, yet she swooped in and now I’m hooked. Curvy. Brilliant. Pure. A collar will take care of that feisty sass. Neeq’s my secret weapon in a faction war against a fiend even worse than me. I’ll protect her even if it costs me the fight. I’ll corrupt her until her heart beats only for me. AmazonKU
PLAY WITH FIRE: A SUPERVILLAIN ROMANCE (RIVERPEAK HEROES BOOK THREE) by Jessica Salina
VS Note: From OCT 10.
After escaping an abusive relationship with a self-proclaimed superhero, Amy Brewer feels powerless. Brick Beast—an associate of the more famous vigilante Hematite—is far from the hero he wants their town to believe he is. But with his super strength, Amy isn’t in any position to get revenge. Further complicating matters, all of her friends are connected to the vigilante duo, so she has no one to turn to. After years of experiments and faking his death, Noah Sato has abilities that could rival Hematite’s immortality. Tired of his town’s reliance on vigilantes, Noah wants to level the playing field. When he meets Amy and learns that her ex-boyfriend is Brick Beast, he earns her trust through nights of passion and the promise to help her get her retribution. Their partnership becomes complicated when Amy goes down a dark path, and Noah unintentionally develops romantic feelings for her. This supervillain romance contains violence, drug use, and strong language. AmazonKU
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VS Note: Moving on this week to the third book (so far) in my Badari Gladiators series, I worked really hard to tell a different story for Talinn and Bailey.
TALINN (BADARI GLADIATORS BOOK THREE) by Veronica Scott
Talinn was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until unscrupulous laboratory guards faked his death and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Purchased by a nomadic warlord and forced to fight in games for the amusement of the crowds, Talinn has endured through sheer strength of will. He sees no possibility of escape but a Badari never gives up until the goddess calls him to the afterlife.
Bailey Kingsmere was a talented and ambitious entertainer on an interstellar cruise liner when her ship was destroyed in an accident. She escaped in a defective cryonic lifepod, which eventually drifted out of the Sectors entirely and crashed on a primitive planet. Superstitious locals decide to place her in the arena as a prize for a lucky gladiator.
Talinn needs only one look to know Bailey is his fated mate. He’ll do whatever it takes to rescue her from the other fighters and claim her as his prize but how can he ensure her safety thereafter? Since he’s not human and has alien reptilian predator DNA which gives him extra capabilities, will Bailey accept him as a mate? And can they ever escape their desperate situation and find a way to freedom? TALINN is the third book in the Badari Gladiators Series and can be read as a standalone. A steamy romance with fated mates this story was initially published in the Claimed Among the Stars Anthology (no longer available), but has been expanded here with an additional 15,000 words.
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HOWLING EVE: A RAGORU HALLOWEEN SHORT (RAGORU BEGINNINGS) by S J Sanders
A Halloween seasonal short story in the Ragoru Universe following the events of Ragoru – A widow, alone without any surviving family left, Eve has little in the world except her family’s orchard in their little misty valley tucked away from the regular routes of travel. Having known little else except solitude, first following the death of her parents, and then later following the death of her husband, Eve is content with the life that she had at her little orchard and taking hauls of her harvests into town, even if it is a little lonely at times. When an autumn night brings a monster from the fog surrounding her home, the solo Ragoru upsets everything within her orderly life as he claims her home for his own. He’s a beast. A snarly brute of a male. How is it that he makes her feel more alive than she ever has? Is he a threat, or the one thing she’s privately wished for made into reality in the shadows and magic of the Halloween season? Skal is a lone male by choice. Older than many of the other males who came to this new world, he has no interest…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
THE CROSSBREED SERIES COMPANION: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE by Dannika Dark
The ultimate series companion for the USA Today bestselling Crossbreed series. The most comprehensive guide for the Breed world to date!Crossbreed fans will delight in a behind-the-scenes look at these unforgettable stories. Included is a detailed character breakdown, hidden spoilers, the author’s perspective in the making of both the stories and the covers, fun facts, favorite quotes, Easter eggs, and much more! BONUS: two brand-new short stories included. This insider’s guide is not just for Crossbred fans. Mageriverse addicts will devour the Breed profiles, which provide detailed facts about each Breed’s customs, physical traits, laws, history, and gifts—just to name a few! An expanded glossary is also included. This guide contains spoilers and a riveting short story about Christian Poe that’s sure to please!
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THE CURSE OF NONA MAY TAYLOR by Jess K Hardy
Once upon a time, I was Nona May Taylor, a twenty-three-year-old folk singer on a collision course with stardom. Until a jealous witch cursed me into old age so she could steal my career. Now I’m hiding out in my grandpa’s cabin in the Montana wilderness, nursing my aching joints and shaving my old lady beard while the witch climbs the charts as one of the world’s biggest pop stars. It sounds tragic, but the weird thing is, it’s really not so bad. The cabin is peaceful. I have my family and my agent—even though the witch cursed them too. I have my eccentric neighbors—even though they live ten miles away. And I have Charlie, the adorable hiker I’m nursing back to health after he fell in my woods. Charlie has no idea who I used to be. To him, I’m just a quirky geriatric recluse. But sometimes the way he looks at me, it’s like he sees me, the real me under the wrinkles. When the witch said only true love could break the curse, I figured it was just another one of her tricks. But when I looked in the mirror this morning, my skin was smoother and there were strands of brown threaded through my silver hair. It must be my imagination. Charlie and I barely know each other. I’m old enough to be his grandmother, sort of. There’s no possible way he’s my one true love! So why am I swooning while he plays my old songs on my guitar? Why is he laughing at all my terrible jokes? Why can’t I shake the feeling that I’ve known him for years? And why is the witch suddenly back on my doorstep? AmazonKU
SLEIGH IT AIN’T SO by Various
Tis the season of Mistletoe Kisses. Each year, we get Elfed Up for a fleeting time and the streets are transformed into a Merry and Bright winter wonderland. But don’t worry, if we get Snowed in With You, there will be plenty of twinkling lights and laughter, and the scents of mulled wine, pine, and snow lingering in the cold evening air. So won’t you be Mine For Christmas? Cosy up with a Lullaby and this captivating collection from our Indie Love authors, and make His Cardiff Christmas your next Christmas Obsession.
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PHOENIX SPY: MM SHIFTER ROMANTIC SUSPENSE (BROTHERS OF FIRE BOOK ONE) by TJ Nichols
Many deaths ago, phoenix shifter Dalmon Vecker created the Coven to protect paranormals during the witch hunts. Once again, he is running it instead of being king, or heir, or any of the other roles he’s played to safeguard the secrets he and his brothers keep. Now the Coven, and the paranormal community, are under threat as some witches want to reveal the truth to humans to enable them to seize control. For Lucian Marwood, getting arrested by the Coven means that he’s safe. For the first time in five years, he can breathe without worrying that the man who’d promised him the world only to take it from him bit by bit will never know the depths of his hate. He doesn’t need the Coven to explain the extent of the damage he did. He knows, and he will tell them everything to make amends. It’s a pity the head spy thinks he’s a liar. Dalmon may not remember the details of his previous lives, but seeing Lucian stirs something in his soul as if they have crossed paths before. But who he was and what happened isn’t something he has the luxury of investigating if he is going to stop the Shadow Board. AmazonKU
A CASTLE IN THE AIR (A STITCH IN TIME BOOK FOUR) by Kelley Armstrong
Portia Hastings has spent her life rescuing her younger sister from one scrape or another. Now, she has to step through time to do it, following Miranda from the nineteenth century to the eighteenth. Almost immediately, Portia is beset by highwaymen, which might be the most exciting thing to happen to her in a long time, even if she’d never admit it. When one of the highwaymen is injured, Portia makes the inexcusable mistake of helping him—she is trained as a doctor after all. Her travel companions abandon her, and she’s left at the mercy of a highwayman who demands she continue tending to his compatriot’s wounds. Portia soon finds herself at a crumbling castle inhabited by the destitute Earl of Ravensford. Benedict Sterling is in desperate need of money, and his solution is a ball, where a wealthy bride will win the title of countess, even if it does come with one thunderously ill-tempered earl. Portia agrees to a scheme to help Benedict look like a slightly more appealing bridegroom, while she continues to search for Miranda. Then there’s the small matter of the castle, complete with a ghost intent on driving her out. But once Portia sets her mind on something, she’s not going anywhere.
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BEYOND YOUR WITCHIEST DREAMS (A BROOMSTICKS AND BOOKS COZY MYSTERY BOOK NINE) by Sara Bourgeois
Daphne Alcott thought her quest for truth ended after she returned home from an alternate reality. But when a mysterious stranger dies on her doorstep, clutching a clue, Daphne realizes the past isn’t ready to let go. With the help of her best friend Elizabeth and her familiar Dolly, Daphne dives back into Shadow Woods’ dark underbelly, chasing leads that take her from her greatest enemy to an unexpected ally. But powerful, ruthless forces will kill to keep long-buried secrets hidden. Determined to expose the truth and get justice for her family, Daphne plays a dangerous game. Will she solve the mystery and take down the villain who shattered her life? Or will she lose everything—and everyone—she holds dear? AmazonKU
THE MOON AND THE HUNT by Ophelia Wells Langley
Given a second chance at a fleeting romance, would you let yourself fall in love all over again? For centuries Adeline has walked the earth as part of an elite group of vampires charged with finding and killing their arch nemesis, the werewolf. When Adeline finds herself caught in a freak snowstorm during a hunt in the Swiss Alps, she finds refuge with the last person she’d expect to find alive and well…Rolf wakes up one day in a small mountain town in the Swiss Alps, with no memory of how he got there or who he is. With only a few Geneva livres in his pocket, his traveling papers, and a splitting headache, Rolf is forced to make his living as a fur trapper, and spends his days alone in a remote cabin in the woods until the night a gorgeous woman shows up, half-frozen and delirious from the storm…Snowed in for seven days, the two former lovers find their passion for each other reigniting. But with Adeline’s coven closing in on them, will their flames of passion turn to smoke? AmazonKU
OLIVER’S FORBIDDEN MATE (OMBRA OACK CHRONICLES BOOK THREE) by Blake R Wolfe
Oliver – I make it a point not to date clients or humans. But my newest client, Charlie, has turned my entire world upside down. He’s sweet and beautiful, everything I’ve ever wanted in a man. However, being with him puts everything at risk. Any other time I’d just cut ties and move on. But I can’t. He’s my mate. Now, I just have to tell him the truth. Charlie – Freshly divorced and starting a life in a small town, the last thing I wanted to gum it up with was another man. But those silver eyes, his strong arms, and the soothing tone of his voice have me melting every time I see him. When my nightmares act up, he tells me to call him, no matter the time, and he talks to me until I fall asleep once more. I just can’t resist him. But when I learn he’s a werewolf, I can’t help questioning everything. Still, I don’t think I can let him go. AmazonKU
THE VIPER’S NEST ROADHOUSE AND CAFE (SAM QUINN BOOK SIX) by Seana Kelly
I’m Sam, the werewolf book nerd owner of The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore & Bar. Clive, Fergus, and I are moving into our new home, the business is going well, and our folly is taking shape. The problem? Clive’s maker Garyn is coming to San Francisco for a visit, and this reunion has been a thousand years in the making. Back then, Garyn was rather put out when Clive accepted the dark kiss and then took off to avenge his sister’s murder. She was looking for a new family. He was looking for lethal skills. And so, Garyn has had plenty of time to align her forces. When her allies begin stepping out of the shadows, Clive’s foundation will be shaken. Stheno and her sisters are adding to their rather impressive portfolio of businesses around the world by acquiring The Viper’s Nest Roadhouse & Café. Medusa found the place when she was visiting San Francisco. A dive bar filled with hot tattooed bikers? Yes, please! Clive and I will need neutral territory for our meeting with Garyn, and a biker bar (& café, Stheno insisted) should fit the bill. I’d assumed my necromancy would give us an advantage. I hadn’t anticipated, though, just how powerful Garyn and her allies were. When the fangs descend and the heads start rolling, it’s going to take every friend we have and a nocturne full of vamps at our backs to even the playing field. Wish us luck. We’re going to need it.
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FATED TO THE PHANTOM (SOMBRA DEMONS BOOK FOUR) by Sarah Spade
I think I’m being haunted… and it’s all that weird book’s fault. I’m a librarian. I love books. But the one I found in the depository? Yeah… there’s something off about that one—and not only because I had a hard time figuring out if I should shelve it under foreign, occult, fiction, or out of print selections. I think… I think it’s following me. Does that sound crazy? It might. With my anxiety ratcheting up to eleven after a recent rush of break-ins near my house, I’m more on guard than usual. But robbers usually steal stuff, right? They don’t snatch library books and plant them in the librarian’s home. And yet, somehow, that’s where I find the book. That’s not the only strange thing that’s happening to me. I get this feeling like I’m being followed, but when I look behind me, all I see are shadows. I swear I hear a voice calling to me, too…Okay. Maybe I am going crazy, but when I finally discover that I’m being haunted by a towering shadow monster with horns and a mournful gaze, I decide it’s not so bad. Especially when he finally finds a way to let me know that I’m his fated mate… and he’s mine. AmazonKU
RUINS OF BONE (BLOOD OF THE FAE BOOK TWO) by Sarah Chislon
A curse taints the ruins of Kilmere—or so the locals say—which makes it an unchancy inheritance for herbalist Jessa Caldwell. Worse still, a cruel fae lord in the guise of a gentleman seeks to wrest the crumbling cliffside fortress from her and use its powers for his own ends. But Jessa isn’t one to surrender easily. She’s determined to resist the lord’s machinations and protect the legacy left by her mentor, even if that means involving the fae arbiter Riven, an act that could see her permanently locked away—all while evading her family’s expectation that she make a match from their list of favored suitors. Yet she’s not prepared for the depths of fae deceit and cruelty she discovers—nor the reality behind the curse. When the nearby townsfolk begin to succumb to it, suffering slow, excruciating deaths, the authorities seek a mortal poisoner, refusing to consider that these murders could have an Otherworldly origin. To uncover the true killer, Jessa must make forbidden alliances and explore the extent of her own fae-influenced nature. If she fails, countless innocents will die, including those closest to her . . . but if she succeeds, it may cost her everything.
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MONROE: DESTINED PARANORMALS BOOK TWO by Taylor Rylan
Can a humbled fae and a rescued omega wolf find happiness together? Monroe Rivertown was publicly humbled in front of most of his village when his younger brother, Montgomery, was chosen by the fates to join his mate before he was. He spent well over a year self-reflecting and trying to become a better person. Not only for him but for his future mate as well. When tragedy strikes his family, he steps in and takes over, giving up all thoughts of ever getting a mate of his own. Oscar Davis was thankful to have been rescued, but he knew he had to return to the one place he never wanted to see again so he could protect his younger siblings from the same fate as him. He finds himself suddenly responsible for two teenagers, and what should have been a happy time for the reunited siblings is filled with drama and frustration. Monroe and Oscar are both more than willing to accept the other’s claim. But can they figure out how to make time for their newly formed bond while still meeting the needs of their siblings? AmazonKU
MONSTROUS MIDLIFE (WITCHING AFTER FORTY BOOK 18) by Lia Davis and L A Boruff
Ava’s life has been a delicate balance of the mystical and the mundane, but nothing could have prepared her for the whirlwind that is two paranormal infants. Holy naptime, Grandma. It was enough to expect to help raise a super-powerful baby witch in the form of her new granddaughter Imogene. Now Ava and Drew are the adoptive parents of the world’s cutest baby ogre. Despite his monstrous appearance, Ava’s maternal instincts kick in, and she finds herself loving the most unusual baby she could ever imagine. Ava only thinks her hands are full, but then Olivia is called away on a mission to hunt intruders in Faery. As Ava navigates the challenges of forty-something motherhood, Imogene’s untamed powers, and the antics of her beautiful new son, Shipton goes haywire. The entire town is plunged into a riotous spectacle of wacky magical mishaps, and nobody is around to help except the coven. With her hands full, Ava must navigate the chaos, balancing the demands of her unconventional family while taming the unpredictable energies that threaten to upend Shipton Harbor. As long as Ava doesn’t forget the diaper bag, she’s got this covered. Amazon
THE RED KEY CLUB: LIMITED EDITION MONSTER ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY by Various
VS Note: Listed in erotica.
he darkness calls. Creeping in the shadows, stalking behind you. With its breath against your skin, it whispers of a salacious time for one fateful night. You’ll learn to crave it, you’ll never forget it, you’ll beg for more. Will you answer Madame Cupid’s invitation? One key, One room. Everything you’ve never imagined lies beyond the door. The howls of the night will send a chill down your spine. Claws, fangs, tails, and fur will fulfill your every debauched desire. Welcome to the Red Key Club: Halloween Monster edition. This is an anthology you don’t want to miss, grab this collection of monsters before it’s gone for good! Amazon
A HUNT SO WILD AND CRUEL (WICKED DARLINGS) by Rebecca F Kenney
She’s been a bad girl…They’ve been summoned for a reckoning. Queen Lauriel hoards wealth and persecutes anyone with magic. She even cancels the Midwinter Glee festival, claiming that it wastes the Crown’s money. But one cold night, the Wild Hunt rides across the sky, led by three majestic Fae. They’ve been called to teach the Queen a lesson, and if she can’t learn it by their deadline, her throne won’t be the only thing she’ll lose. For the three riders, visiting the Queen is a welcome reprieve from their existence as bodiless spirits. But if they fail in their task, their place in the Wild Hunt is at risk, and the alternative is a far worse fate. Three ghost riders…One chance to change. AmazonKU
VIOLENT DEMAND (BLACKROSE BROTHERHOOD BOOK THREE) by Ariana Nash
VS Note: MMM
Cast out and hunted by the Brotherhood, Octavius is on borrowed time. He has one chance to prove his innocence, one chance to put things right, before Mikalis hunts him down and executes him. He must find Saint. But the Brotherhood member-turned-nyk whom they all seem to fear, is unlikely to make it easy. Still, Octavius has nothing left to lose. He will recapture Saint, or die trying. Saint has seen it all. He doesn’t care why or how he was freed from the Brotherhood’s captivity. He just wants to gorge and f*ck his way toward the impending apocalypse. Is that too much to ask? The Brotherhood member that’s following him? The quick, vicious, but curiously alluring one with a shock of white hair? He doesn’t matter to Saint. If he gets too close, Saint will finish him. Because the last thing Saint wants or needs is to get dragged back behind bars. If that happens, this time, with everything he knows about their fearless leader, Mikalis, Saint will tear the Brotherhood apart. Octavius needs to stay away for his own good, because if Saint catches him, he just might teach him what it truly means to be nyktelios. And how the Brotherhood has been lied to for millennia. Besides, what does it matter, when none of them have long left to live. AmazonKU
LEGEND (A GOTHIC SHADE OF ROMANCE BOOK TWO) by Karina Halle
In the scorching and riveting conclusion to Hollow, a dark academia and gothic romance reimagining of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Katrina Van Tassel, Ichabod Crane, and Brom Bones have unraveled the bone-chilling mystery of Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman. But their journey is far from its end. As they share the enigmatic halls of Sleepy Hollow Institute, their lives become increasingly entangled, both emotionally and intimately. Amidst their exploration of dark desires, Kat grapples with the affections of two possessive men who hunger for not only her, but for each other. As their passions deepen, unsettling secrets within the school’s ancient coven come to light, threatening to unravel the very fabric of their existence. Each character faces a profound test, with one harboring a hidden past that could shatter their newfound unity. In a suspenseful tale of desire, obsession, and the lurking shadows of Sleepy Hollow, these three souls will be pushed to the brink, facing the chilling consequences of their deepest secrets and darkest cravings. Watch your head. AmazonKU
BALANCED LUCK (TWISTED LUCK BOOK EIGHT) by Mel Todd
I’m Cori Munroe, and I’m the Herald of Magic or so everyone keep telling me. Rips are happening across the world and I’m the only one that can close them all by myself. They have me hopping everywhere and I’m running out of energy and running down my health. But if I don’t do this people are going to die. So I’m trying to fix this. We’re researching Atlantis, phoenix’s, other heralds of magic, and the Undoing. Somewhere there has to be a clue that will get me the answers I need to solve this. Because if there isn’t there just might be a war between Earth and the Realms. If war happens, we all lose. I’m trying but there isn’t enough of me to go around and the problem is getting worse, debts are being called in, and the government is wasting my time. If my family, friends, and fan groups aren’t enough, I’ll sacrifice myself. After all, I’m the Herald of Magic, right? AmazonKU
GUTTED (GHOSTS OF HALLOWEEN BOO THREE) by Layla Fae
VS Note: Listed in erotica.
It’s time to pay, and I am the price.The night’s coming to an end. We all know what it means. The only thing worth living for will be ripped out of my hands. They agreed on what would happen. It’s me against the three, and it seems I will get my goal, after all. We come together for one last time before our fates untangle forever. Sugar meets spice, and unless a miracle happens, this thing between the four of us will die with the dawn. This is a Why Choose MMMF Halloween novella with 18+ content and dark themes. AmazonKU
DARK MOON SHALLOW SEA (THE GODS OF THE NIGHT AND DAY SERIES NOOK ONE) by Derek F Slayton
VS Note: LGBTQ Epic Fantasy.
When Phoebe, goddess of the moon, is killed by the knights of the sun god, Hyperion, all who follow her are branded heretics. With Phoebe gone, the souls of the dead are no longer ferried to the underworld, and instead linger on as shades who feast on the blood of the living. Raef is a child of the night. He lives in the shadows, on scraps, eking out a meager existence as a thief. But when an ornate box is sequestered in the Temple of Hyperion, the chance of a big score proves too great to resist. What he finds within propels him on an odyssey across the sea and back again, altering the course of his life forever. Seth is a knight of the sun. But unlike the others of his order, the fire of Hyperion only brings him pain. He believes he deserves this penance, exacted for his unknown origins. Tasked with recovering the contents of the box, Seth must also venture beyond the horizon if he’s to learn the truth about himself. In a dying world divided by the greed of those in power, Raef and Seth find their destinies intertwined—and learn they might have more in common than they ever imagined.
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DARK DESIRE (THE HITCHED LIVE SERIES BOOK FIVE) by G K DeRosa
I was supposed to be the bachelor–the only bachelor. Now I’m sharing the gorgeous contestants with the tiger tool. It’ll be fun he said, no attachment, no strings. Realms, was he wrong. With a bachelorette missing, the entire island is in an uproar, and I have a really bad feeling it’s all my fault. I may have ticked off a few demons on my rise to the top. And now, someone’s taking it out on the contestants. As if dealing with kidnapping and sabotage isn’t bad enough, I never expected I’d have to battle my own heart. The dark, shriveled up thing wasn’t ever supposed to get in the way of my fun. Only now, I’m having feelings…What’s a demon dark lord bachelor supposed to do? AmazonKU
THE GHOST AND THE TWINS (HAUNTING DANIELLE BOOK 33) by Bobbi Holmes and Anna J McIntyre
While the mediums of Beach Drive prepare for the anticipated arrival of the twins, their world is disrupted when a new police chief comes to the Frederickport Police Department, Brian’s ex-wife returns to town, and the antics of Marie’s ghost just might get Heather sent to prison. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
FISTS AND FANGS (SEATTLE SLAYERS BOOK FOUR) by Ken Bebelle and Julia Vee
Roxy Lim, a member of the Seattle Slayers, is faced with a tough decision when her little sister, Ava, unexpectedly shows up at her doorstep. After the aftermath of Roxy and Kotori’s actions in the Pit, O’Malley poses a greater threat than ever. The only way to keep Ava safe is to leave Seattle forever, but Ava’s magic has kindled, and she wants to stay. Now Roxy must consider Tanner’s invitation to rejoin the Slayers. Roxy must use her alliances to fight back against the O’Malley’s forces, and lobby the Night Queen herself to help end O’Malley’s reign of terror on shifters and humans alike. But as Roxy’s Breaker magic grows, she draws the attention of the Tarim Temple. Roxy must balance her duty as a Slayer with her responsibility to her sister, all while trying to prevent the Tarim from perceiving her as a threat to the Pact. AmazonKU
ROSEMARY AND IRON (THE EASTERN QUARTER’S MANA BOOK ONE) by Dorian Valentine
When a ritual to restore Mana goes wrong and sends him into the distant past, Célestin Edevane seeks the help of a strange man inhabiting an even stranger estate in order to prevent the calamity that destroyed Mana. Faced with a fascinating world unlike his own, filled with vampires, fae, witches and old gods and an unexpected love affair…will he even want to return to his time? Amazon
HALLOWEEN PROMISES (SEASONAL PARANORMAL AND FANTASY ROMANCES BOOK ONE) by Amelia Shaw
Double, double, toil and trouble! Fire burn and cauldron bubble! Love is a tough gig when you’re a witch, but on the most magical night of the year, who knows what can happen…Tucked away in a small town, far from the glamour and hubbub of London, Pansy runs a respectable potions shop. It’s a world away from the extravagance and indulgence enjoyed by her high school sweetheart, Maverick—the High Warlock’s son. Divided by family and status, All Hallows’ Eve is the only time of year when the barriers of society are broken down and the two are free to re-connect. With a little of magic, a whole lot of luck, and more steam than a cauldron can conjure, Pansy and Maverick give into the infectious fun of the season! But when the smoke clears, the costumes come off, and the decorations are taken down, will their love survive the spooky holiday to end Happily Ever After?
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THORNS OF FROST (FAE OF SNOW AND ICE BOOK TWO) by Krista Street
When an arranged marriage is forced upon Ilara, she must find a way to outwit the Court of Winter in order to escape her demanded fate. Being entered into the Rising Queen Trial is equivalent to death. If I win, I’ll marry my enemy. If I lose, I’ll marry another fae of the king’s choosing. Either way, my freedom is lost unless I find a way to escape. Intent on fleeing, I train my new affinities and learn what’s needed to survive while pretending to vie for the throne. With my sister at my side, I know we’ll find a way to prevent my enslavement to the Court of Winter. But the Crown Prince has other ideas. As Prince Norivun’s interest in me grows, I’m determined to avoid his allure, until he reveals sides of himself he’d kept hidden—sides that make me want to succumb to the innate need burning inside me. Now that his secrets are laid bare, devastating consequences loom for me and him. Consequences that not even the powerful prince could have foreseen. AmazonKU
BITTEN BY BETRAYAL by Lizzy Gayle
Dr. Charlotte Devaux’s former lab assistant turned vampire has been accused of murder and while waiting impatiently for access to the crime scene, Char’s psychic abilities have revealed an insidious project inside the very organization she works for—SHADE, the Supernatural Handling Agency’s Department of Equity. At least her sex life is healthy, even if she’s not ready to return the handsome vampire Julian’s declarations of love.
Working with Julian and their friends, she beings to unveil a twisted plot with ties all the way to the top of SHADE. But just as they seem to be getting somewhere, Julian leaves her and his position as her boss, throwing her off her game completely. He wasn’t the first man in her life to abandon her, and the fact that he knew hurts worst of all. What could frighten a vampire enough to send him fleeing from the love of his immortal life? If Char can’t own her feelings and uncover the answer quickly, it might be too late to save herself, Julian, and everyone else she cares about. AmazonKU
TRIALS OF A LONELY SPECTER by Dianne Hartsock
VS Note: From OCT 9.
A reluctant ghost at best, Quinn doesn’t like the haunts to which Liam takes him, always fearful of encountering a true medium in the paranormal groups investigating the houses, bent on seeing a ghost. When Liam sets him up for such a meeting, Quinn breaks from him, not fully understanding the apparition’s cruelty. He’d thought they were friends. But despite his anger, when he believes Liam will go to the manor house without him, a house known to be haunted by a fearsome ghost, Quinn joins him, hoping to keep him from danger. But it is Quinn himself who is in danger, not only from Betterford’s ghost and the mediums stalking him, but also from a secret Liam’s been keeping, making Quinn wonder if he’ll survive the longest haunt of his life. Amazon
A FIRE IN THE FLESH: A FLESH AND FIRE NOVEL by Jennifer Armentrout
After a startling betrayal ends with both Sera and the dangerously seductive ruler of the Shadowlands she has fallen madly in love with being held captive by the false King of the Gods, there is only one thing that can free Nyktos and prevent the forces of the Shadowlands from invading Dalos and igniting a War of Primals. Convincing Kolis won’t be easy, though – not even with a lifetime of training. While his most favored Revenant is insistent that she is nothing more than a lie, Kolis’s erratic nature and twisted sense of honor leave her shaken to the core, and nothing could’ve prepared her for the cruelty of his Court or the shocking truths revealed. The revelations not only upend what she has understood about her duty and the very creation of the realms but also draw into question exactly what the true threat is. However, surviving Kolis is only one part of the battle. The Ascension is upon her, and Sera is out of time. But Nyktos will do anything to keep Sera alive and give her the life she deserves. He’ll even risk the utter destruction of the realms, and that’s exactly what will happen if he doesn’t Ascend as the Primal of Life. Yet despite his desperate determination, their destinies may be out of their hands. But there is that foreseen unexpected thread—the unpredictable, unknown, and unwritten. The only thing more powerful than the Fates.
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THE WOLF QUEEN by Sam Hall
HOUSE OF STARLIGHT AND SHADOW (THE MIRROR KINGDOM CHRONICLES BOOK ONE) by Coreene Callahan
Truly Langford-Bardot has spent her life pretending to be normal. No one knows about the monsters that stalk her sleep, or that she was left inside a cardboard box on the steps of a church as a newborn. Raised in foster care on the tough streets of Philadelphia, she learned to take care of herself and trust no one. After being forced out of her dream job, she’s working a dead-end one when a mysterious stranger arrives with proof she’s heiress to a Victorian mansion in a ramshackle neighborhood. But upon entering her new home, Truly accidentally unlocks a door to a magical realm, releasing an ancient evil from its prison—along with a dark family secret. Hunted by those who rule the mirror kingdom, Truly comes face-to-face with Westvane, the queen’s slayer, and is given an ultimatum—help him recapture the monster she set free and kill the queen, or be executed for opening a portal to another world. AmazonKU
DARIK WILSON GHOST TALKER by Edward Kendrick
VS Note: From OCT 9.
Darik Wilson was normal young man in college until the day he stumbled across a man’s body in a local park. When he touched it, the man’s ghost appeared. It scared the hell out of Darik as the ghost of Cornell Albright begged him to find his murderer. He was the thirteenth victim of the serial killer dubbed as X for the way he laid out his victims. Cornell told Darik what little he recalled about his killer, which Darik passed on to Detective Lang, who believed in the paranormal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to find X, who ceased his murderous spree after Cornell’s death. Cornell stayed around, unable to move on because X was never caught. Ten years later, X reappears. Darik is on the scene when …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) Amazon
MYSTICAL MURDER (WITCHES OF ARCHER’S HOLLOW BOOK FIVE) by Constance Barker and Savannah Mills
Amidst the excitement of the town’s annual bake-off, Fiona is plunged into a supernatural mystery. An arcane symbol, a chilling murder, and a perplexing orb from Wyatt’s abode… Can she navigate the town’s occult shadows with the guidance of her mystical familiar, Miles? Does the orb hold the key? Or might it be a decoy from a darker force? As the mystery thickens, Fiona finds herself drawn to Levi, but he remains enigmatic, harboring secrets of his own. Can Fiona unravel the truth that Levi conceals, or will he forever remain an enigma? AmazonKU
GENTLING THE BEAST: SWEET MONSTERS (COVETED PREY BOOK 19) by L V Lane
When the Blighten raided my village, my mother gave me her last words of advice. “Find the biggest, most fearsome man and throw yourself at his mercy. There is no shame before the Goddess in doing whatever you must to survive.” Which was easier said than done. I lived in denial for a time, daydreaming of a handsome prince who would rescue me and take me to his grand castle. Here, we would live happily ever after, making royal babies. Reality is cold and bitter. No such prince comes. And later, when my vulnerability as a bondservant manifests terrifying consequences, an unexpected savior swoops in. Not a prince, but a hideous white orc and the ugliest beast I have ever met—a mute outcast with shifter blood but who cannot shift. Only I sense he has a good heart, and I remember my mother’s advice. Can I overcome my aversion? Maybe he thinks I am ugly too? Will I even survive mating such a fierce male? But if I don’t try, who will be there to save me the next time human predators come around? And so I decide, one way or another, that the white orcish monster is going to be mine. AmazonKU
BLOOD WITCH (WITCHES OF WESTWOOD ACADEMY BOOK FIVE) by Gina Kincade and C D Gorri
Everyone thinks Mabe Marlow is a total freak when she is forced to skip classes due to her special condition. Making friends for the first time in her life is rough, but being alone is so much worse for the blood witch—not to mention everyone else. Her thirst for blood is growing, and Mabe is caught between wanting to run away and learning to accept help. When the Council of Covens sends an Enforcer to track down rumors of a witch using blood magic, Mabe is forced to decide between a rock and a hard place. She doesn’t want to leave Westwood Academy, but what choice does she have? She can either go, give herself up, or risk the only friends she has ever had. Can she prove she’s not a threat to magic and get the rune-marked Enforcer to back off? Maybe. But there’s a catch—Mabe might be more dangerous than any of them think. Scars run deep for this solitary witch who’s seen more than a woman her age ought to. She’s come too far to back down now, but learning to trust others with her truth just might be the toughest lesson of all.
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THE MONK’S LAIR by Ellie Thomas
Christian Maxwell is used to being alone. A delicate and over-imaginative young man, he’s abandoned to his own devices and company in his family’s Wiltshire country home. When his aunt, concerned for his well-being, insists he accompany her to the Welsh Borders for a country house party in the autumn of 1816, Christian is resigned to being surrounded by people for the duration. One particular guest, Sam Gillespie, is a handsome amateur scientist of a similar age to Christian who is determined to befriend him. When Sam persuades Christian to join him on an expedition to the scenic ruins of Tintern Abbey, they stumble across an isolated valley that contains a long-dead and sinister monastic force. Their dreams are haunted by the spirit of the place, so the pair band together to find out the valley’s dark history, kindling their romance along the way. But their ghostly foe is more tenacious than they imagine. Can Christian and Sam manage to defeat the black monk and find lasting happiness?
FAKE DATING HER YETI (ALASKA YETI SERIES BOOK TWO) by Neva Post
A yeti boss that’s too hot to be true. Toni, a smart and successful business owner from Alaska, never thought of herself as the type to fake a relationship—until her mother’s nagging takes its toll. She could appease her mother and help her friend and boss by agreeing to be his plus one at a looming Thanksgiving wedding. But she risks more than just her business reputation, she risks her heart too. A crush on an off-limits employee.
What could be worse than watching your brother get married to your ex? Being single and furry when they tie the knot. Denzin is the regional manager of a busy guiding service company, so he knows better than to date an employee, even if it is pretend. But when their deception turns into something real, it might be Toni who ends up breaking his heart. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A FAMILIAR PROBLEM: MYSTERIES OF MERI (FAMILIAR KITTEN MYSTERIES BOOK 25) by Sara Bourgeois
Trouble is brewing in the magical town of Coventry when witches’ familiars start disappearing without a trace. Local witch Kinsley teams up with her sheriff husband to get to the bottom of the mysterious pet-nappings before it’s too late. With Meri in peril, Kinsley must confront a dark force threatening to sever the sacred bonds between witches and their magical companions forever. Aided by ancient symbols, a band of brave witches, and some sneaky sleuthing, Kinsley unravels a twisted plot that could destroy everything she holds dear. Will she defeat the darkness in time or will Coventry’s magical community be fractured beyond repair? AmazonKU
BENEATH THE SHATTER (SCATTERED DESTINIES BOOK ONE) by T A Reilly
The fall of magic led to the rise of corruption. Twelve years ago, Cassandra left Verastarr, the land she had grown to love. Shortly after, she watched the Vanaiyer realm fall to the Nordak. The Vanquishing tore apart the five regions, brought about by Seefers—creatures born of corrupt magic—and the banishment of powers. Shadows are creeping in closer than ever. Entrapped in a mist of time, Cassandra finds herself back in Verastarr. The region is different. Darker. Sinister. Is it the presence of wolvyn Commander, Prince Sébastien Capetian, or something more ominous? Don’t play with the big, bad wolf, unless you want to get bitten. Monsters prowl under the darkness of night, but the dangers hiding in broad daylight are even more treacherous. In a time where those with ancient magic are hunted, can Cassandra trust those around her? A destiny fabricated of secrets and lies. As truths are revealed, Cassandra is forced to take a stab at destiny before she falls prey to the terrors of the Nordak. But it would mean giving up the present … and her future. Is the sacrifice worth the inevitable outcome? Amazon
COME TO THE WATER by David Connor and E F Mulder
Ask anyone in Eerie Falls, Louisiana, if the town lives up to its name, and they will tell you yes. Trees that never die, a voodoo priestess, a centenarian mortician who has come back from the dead on several occasions, the mystery surrounding an infant found in the town’s namesake waterfall, and the guardian of the falls who died to prevent anyone else being lost to the water … many local legends abound. Keith-Aaron finds himself entangled in several of the legends upon meeting a handsome stranger named Bash, who is new to Eerie Falls but has a possible past connection. Life and death, heartbreak and romance, and a dog that might be a ghost … the two men will need every bit of magic and mystical guidance the townsfolk and enchanted locale can supply. With all that’s thrown at them, can their growing affection thrive? When the water tries to take them, will they even survive? Amazon
THE NIGHT RUNS RED: WICKED DARK DUOLOGY BOOK ONE by Amber Palmer
When Calia Darrow, a descendant of fae royalty, learns she is to be wed to prominent vampyre Rion D’arcy, she accepts her fate—not that she has a choice. With an age-old curse binding their families together in an attempt to balance power, Calia and Rion must marry unless they wish to forfeit their lives. After a tumultuous ceremony, Calia finds herself isolated in a sprawling gothic mansion with a husband who wants nothing to do with her. When a foiled abduction attempt leaves her vulnerable, Calia sees a glimmer of hope that perhaps there is more to Rion than she thought. As the blood moon approaches, Calia must face an unknown enemy with only the assistance of the mysterious Rion D’Arcy. Will the truth come to light, or will the night run red with Calia’s blood? AmazonKU
STOLEN KINGDOM: BOOK TWO OF THE SHATTERED KINGDOM
This imprisonment thing is getting really old! After being banished from the castle, I am kidnapped and held hostage by The Prince. My every thought is consumed by the need to make it back to the Alpha King…If someone had told me that my path would lead to the Palace of Kings in Larose Kingdom, I’d have said they were mad. Yet, here I am, ensnared by this Prince, darker and more menacing than even the Alpha King. His malevolence can no longer hide from me. Above all, I must return to Kaine. The haunting memory of our last encounter remains: Kaine, sacrificing himself to the Dark Fae, all to keep me safe…What cruel bargain did he strike in my name? A gut feeling assures me he’s still alive. His presence is palpable… He draws nearer with every heartbeat. The void he left is immense. I yearn to be by his side and aid him in reclaiming his rightful throne. AmazonKU
COLLECTED BY THE CROW (FREEDOM, LOVE, MONSTERS BOOK THREE) by Delilah Dare
When the human scientist bravely gets close enough to see his deformities, her honey & citrus scent and the melody of her pulse awaken dormant instincts…..The ancient vampire can’t decide if he wants to 🎇 her or🩸her dry…Only that he can’t keep his many hands off of her. Buckling under the pressure to end the pandemic viscously claiming the nation’s dogs, Cassandra refuses to lose Zero, her Australian shepherd and the only family member she’s still in contact with. A note from a mysterious benefactor challenges her resolve, claiming to have the formula for a treatment but requiring full anonymity. From inside his magically camouflaged mansion, which he inherited after assassinating the Mad King, Qadaire singlehandedly pioneered the scientific revolution. The veterinary pathologist blindsides him by brashly discarding his offer. When the human anomaly winds up on his doorstep, his bruised ego proposes a truce: they work together to cure the pups. The reclusive, brilliant, intriguing scientist rekindles Cassandra’s passion for her work, but she refrains from getting too close. Work is her life. The last time she let someone close, they showed her how selfish she was. She doesn’t want to Cass this up. Engrossed with the human’s luscious curves and magnificent mind, Qadaire pines in silence, for who could love something so hideous? AmazonKU
FATED MATES AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by AJ Sherwood
Zander is in an auction house for the sole purpose of getting someone to sign a contract. He doesn’t have any interest in owning a blood slave—until he lays eyes on Max. That, he must have. Max is there for reasons of his own, mostly desperate reasons, and he’s braced himself for a year of hell. Which doesn’t seem to be forthcoming. Someone needs to explain to this vampire that he’s supposed to use Max, not spoil him. Zander doesn’t seem to get it. Amazon
CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS (DANGEROUS MONSTERS BOOK THREE) by S J Sanders
The Ravening had left the world destroyed and more than one life irrevocably changed. For MaryAnne, who survived for years alone out in the destruction through the rise of new surroundings and creatures sharing their world, The Children’s Home has been her personal sanctuary, giving her peace and purpose. But new nightmares walk their world. Nightmares that whisk away the children in the wake of a fae carnival. Determined to find the lost children, MaryAnne is forced to confront her fears as she strikes out to find The Night Carnival and whatever answers it may have for what she seeks. Drawn by an explicable pull to a troll who haunts her, she is to discover that not everything is at it seems. The Night Carnival, which promises the extraordinary and moments of rare pleasure to those who attend, possesses an inescapable danger for fae and humans alike. And the troll who awakens her blood and chases her fear away may be the biggest danger… to her heart. If they even survive. Because the darkness of the carnival hungers…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
A SEASON OF MONSTROUS CONCEPTIONS by Lina Rather
In 17th-century London, unnatural babies are being born, with eyes made for the dark and webbed digits suited to the sea. Sarah Davis is intimately familiar with such strangeness—having hidden her uncanny nature all her life and fled to London under suspicious circumstances, Sarah starts over as a midwife’s apprentice to a member of the illegal Worshipful Company of Midwives, hoping to carve out for herself an independent life. But with each new unnatural birth, the fear in London grows of the Devil’s work.
When the wealthy Lady Wren hires her to see her through her pregnancy, Sarah quickly becomes a favorite of her husband, the famous architect Lord Christopher Wren, whose interest in the uncanny borders on obsession. Sarah soon finds herself caught in a web of magic and intrigue created by those who want to use her power for themselves, and whose pursuits threaten to unmake the earth itself.
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BONE RITES by Natalie Bayley
Kathryn Darkling, imprisoned in Holloway, is facing death by hanging for her vengeance killing. Haunted by a spirit, she still hopes to perform the ancient black magic that will free her soul, or her struggle to punish the mighty will have been in vain. Will the love of her life come to her aid? Or can she find a way to escape her fate? VS Note: Included in blurb: reviewer sez: “told through the eyes of a British noblewoman, Kathryn Darkling. Kathryn is a morally complex protagonist with a bit of a ghost problem. She wants to do everything possible to save her brother, especially because she considers herself responsible for his death. I loved the “deathbed confession” style of writing in this book. I’ve always loved the unreliable narrator types, and Kathryn is a perfect example.” Amazon Apple Books Kobo
AN OATH AND A PROMISE (THE RIEHSE ESHAN SERIES BOOK FOUR) by Adelaide Blaike
Just when Ren had everything he wanted – Mathias, Quareh’s throne, and the chance for peace they’d fought so hard for – it was cruelly ripped away. Now him and Mat are on the run from their own people as they desperately search for a way to restore the prince’s name and protect the country they love. Hunted across the continent by enemies old and new, it will take everything they have to survive. But if peace in Riehse Eshan can only be achieved at the cost of losing each other, is it too high a price to pay? An enemies-to-lovers M/M dark fantasy romance where Reign meets Captive Prince. Dual POV, first person, and a HEA. AmazonKU
ONCE UPON A HAUNTED ROMANCE by Various
Many of your favorite Historical Romance authors have come together for a collection of never-before published stories inspired by legendary hauntings in the British Isles. A derelict old castle? A spectral lady wandering the forests? These tales will give you a chill, a thrill, and have you reading them over and over. From the moors of Devon to the ballrooms of Regency London, and far north into the Scottish Highlands, these stories will bring you wistful dreams of legendary and haunting romance. You’ve never before experienced a collection like this by some of the very best authors in Historical Romance.
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THE STONE AND THE STAR (LITTLE HUMAN STRANGE SHORTS) by Jillian Graves
VS Note: A re-release. Bonus epilog.
Colossus is the only living gargoyle still in existence…or so he believes. The massive stone monster doesn’t trust his faint memories of his time before guarding Pittsburgh’s Fine Art Conservatory’s belltower. Without a clear sense of his purpose, Colossus’s days are long and his nights are lonely. The single point of light in the dark monotony is the voluptuous blonde ceramics professor whose easy laugh echoes up to his perch from her faculty apartment each night. Too bad the little human doesn’t know he exists. Or does she? Astra loves digging into a fresh block of clay, but after a packed teaching schedule and a serious case of burnout, the creative juices just aren’t flowing. The deadline for the artist residency of her dreams is looming—she needs to rediscover her artistic spark. Astra’s only comfort comes when she unwinds at home. Inspired by the alluring gargoyle statue across from her window, Astra indulges in a little self-pleasure almost every night. While the stone figure on the belltower seems to watch her work her way to gratification, she assures herself that her exhausted mind must be playing tricks on her. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like the feeling…or that Colossus himself is inspiring.When a late session in the studio forces the professor into the path of danger, Colossus defies his solitary nature and intervenes. Now there is no denying that the gargoyle is real and that he liked watching her just as much as she liked him watching. Their bond should be impossible, yet it feels more real than anything Colossus has known for hundreds of years. But will Astra follow her monstrous new muse wherever he might take her? AmazonKU
HOARDED BY THE DRAGON (MONSTROUS MATCHES) by Lillian Lark
A thief doing a final job and the dragon caught in a precarious situation that changes both of their lives. He’s powerful and wealthy and he hates me. But I have something he wants. It wasn’t a part of the plan. I’m the thief stupid enough to break into a dragon’s hoard… and walk away pregnant with his baby. AmazonKU
DEMON-IN-LAW (GODS OF CHAOS BOOK TWO) by Aja Foxx
VS Note: Listed in gay erotica. Revised re-release, 12K words added.
As the personal bodyguard to the consort of Hades, god of the dead and king of the underworld, I very rarely got any time off. When Hades himself gives me the day off, I had some great ideas of how to spend my free time. Only, they didn’t go according to plan. Instead, I was summoned by a human wanting to make a deal for his soul. I had a better idea. AmazonKU
YOU CAN’T FURRY LOVE (PECULIAR MYSTERIES AND ROMANCES BOOK TEN) by Renee George
I’m a werewolf … at least until someone strips me of my ability to shift. Guess what? It turns out I’m a witch-born lycan, and when my magic kicks in, that’s when things get really hairy. Yeah, so, my life is complicated, okay? I’m a shapeshifting college student. Social life? Um, no. I don’t have time for friends or parties while I’m studying my tail off and howling at the full moon every month. Then two days before my birthday, the ex-alpha of my former pack sends his goons to wolf-nap me. Luckily, I don’t have to face my troubles alone. A certain hunky, albeit grumpy, coyote shifter wants to be my shifter in shining fur. Rowr. And my bio dad and stepmom have my back no matter what. But when a hometown psychic sends me to a wise woman in Oklahoma, long-kept family secrets are exposed. Not to mention uncovering the super creepy plan put into play the day I was born. You know what? My enemies are about to find out that life is a witch. And so am I.
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DEVOUR THE SUN: A BLOODLESS SAGA by Bri Mooney
In a world where shadows reign, Sigrid embarks on a harrowing journey of vengeance. “Devour the Sun,” a gripping prequel to the celebrated “Swallow the Moon” series, thrusts readers into a realm where darkness and defiance collide. As the rebel vampires dethrone a benevolent king, shattering the city’s fragile peace, Sigrid flees the chaos. Her courage and leadership swiftly draw survivors, uniting humans, shifters, and vampires in a desperate quest for safety. But Sigrid’s thirst for justice refuses to be quenched by mere sanctuary. Her relentless pursuit to dismantle the oppressive crown and liberate those enslaved by darkness drives her forward. In her mission, she encounters Alex, a daring scientist conducting forbidden experiments on vampires. Their enigmatic connection ignites an inferno of forbidden passion that threatens to consume them both.
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PROCESSION OF THE KING (APPRENTICE TO ANUBIS BOOK TEN) by Laura Greenwood
Even the Pharaoh’s funeral isn’t enough to stop temple politics. With the mummification of the Pharaoh almost complete, and the funeral looming, there’s a whole new range of complications for Ani. The other Blessed of Anubis all have their own agendas, and some of them don’t seem to be too impressed by hers. But with the support of the new Pharaoh, and her determination to prove her worth, Ani refuses to be stopped, especially not when there’s a duty to Anubis to uphold.
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CONVICTION: MM TROLL X HUMAN MONSTER ROMANCE (INNOCENT MONSTERS) by Stella Rainbow
Silas – When I turned eighteen, I left the place I’d called home for five years and ventured out into the world. It didn’t take me long to realize the world outside was an effed up place that would never accept me. I returned to The Sanctuary with a heavy heart and a hatred for humans, only to find one of their kind in the one place they weren’t supposed to be. What was a human doing in The Sanctuary and how did I get rid of him when just the sight of him makes my belly flip? Touya – When Headmaster Morrigan found me, I’d been convinced I was losing my mind. I’d been seeing things that had no logical explanation—unless you believed in magic. After he brought me to The Sanctuary, I had no choice but to believe. I decide to stick around as the headmaster’s assistant, but not all residents of The Sanctuary were happy to have a human among them, especially the adorable, chubby troll who seemed to always be happy—except when he looked at me. AmazonKU
EYE FOR AN EYE: TIGER’S EYE MYSTERIES BOOK 10 by Alyssa Day
When Sheriff Susan comes back to Dead End after a mysterious trip with a haunted crystal ball, the future looks murky! But when the sheriff’s grandmother is kidnapped by family members with everything to hide and nothing to lose, Tess and Jack jump in to help. A secret inheritance, missing family members, and a magical zucchini plant? It must be January in the quirkiest small town on the planet. Join Tess, Jack, their beloved family and zany cast of friends as they discover just exactly what evil deed was so bad that someone is now demanding justice … in the form of an EYE FOR AN EYE. A detective who turns into a tiger. A pawn shop owner who can see how you’ll die. The criminals never had a chance.
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CURSE OF THE BROKEN PRINCE (WICKED AND FATED BOOK THREE) by JL Jackola
Nicolas – I wasn’t looking for a mate; it was the last thing I wanted. The ghosts of my past had broken me, as had Cassandra, who had chosen my cousin over me the moment I relinquished my crown. She flaunted herself, continuing to seduce me, even bringing me the one thing that guaranteed she would never manipulate me again. Briana. A mate unlike any I’d imagined and one for whom I would lay down my life to protect. Now, the witches in my coven hunt her, forcing me to turn on them and risk everything. But Briana is worth losing it all. Briana – Warlocks and witches rule my world. We revere and despise them, but mostly, we fear them. They do not mate with non-casters, they forbid it, and death is the punishment should anyone dare. But it had never been my intention to end up in his bedroom that night, to have him mate me unknowingly, neither of us expecting it. Now, the covens hunt me, and he protects me. But there are secrets my broken prince carries, a curse he wears like a brand, one that I am about to shatter. AmazonKU
OF CANDY AND BETRAYAL (WICKED AND TWISTED TALES) by JL Jackola
Hunter always found his stepsister, Gemma, annoying, but when his father abandoned her in the Endless Forest, Hunter went after her. Lost in the woods, they came upon a witch and her two sons. And in that moment, their lives changed forever. Fifteen years after escaping the witch, Hunter and Gemma reunite. But Gemma is no longer the annoying little stepsister Hunter remembers. And although the witch is dead, her sons are very much alive. One lives at the gates of the underworld, terror in the flesh. The other offers Gemma a quest she cannot refuse—to find the stones of the cursed witches. Stones with unrivaled power. In the hands of one son, the world will kneel; in the hands of the other, the curse will lift. Hunter knows neither option is worth the reward, but for Gemma, one is. Secrets and betrayal layer the path Gemma and Hunter must travel to find the five stones. As their lives and desires intersect with the two men who haunt their past and hold the key to their future, they will discover their story is only just beginning. Of Candy and Betrayal is a spicy dark Hansel and Gretel retelling. AmazonKU
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO REVENGE, CHAOS AND OTHER ABSURD ESCAPADES (DEMONIC DISASTERS AND AFTERLIFE ADVENTURES BOOK THREE) by Shannon Mae
Arioch: Arioch loves his job; creating chaos and encouraging revenge is fun, and if he pranks a few demons, angels, and humans along the way, all the better. When an archangel shows up with a message from god, Arioch knows he ought to take it seriously, but what’s the fun in that? Michael, the human he’s supposed to help, takes everything seriously enough for both of them, and Arioch is determined to teach the guy how to have a little fun with life. If he starts to fall for the human along the way, well, another human-demon pairing can only cause more chaos, which is definitely Ari’s specialty. Now he just has to convince Michael that although the two of them are polar opposites, they actually work perfectly together. Michael: Michael has been the dependable, practical older brother his entire life; he took the weight of the world on his shoulders when he was too young to realize how heavy the burden would be. If he can guarantee happiness for his siblings, that will be enough for him, even if all he can see in his own future is loneliness. However, when Michael realizes …(more blurb on ebook seller’s pafe) AmazonKU
KALDREK’S GIFT (KNOTTY ALPHA KINGS BOOK ONE) by Amber Ella Monroe
Fate sends me a bodyguard–an Alpha who ignites a wildfire in my heart. Kaldrek claims not just my safety, but every inch of my being. His presence is a force my inner Omega can’t resist. Our moments together seem stolen because Kaldrek made a vow…and in these lands, he’s known as the oathkeeper. He shatters my illusions of control over my condition and stirs me in ways I can’t deny. And when I trigger his rut, his promise wavers. His oath to protect me is greater than his desire to break me, mark me, claim me…make me his. Or is it? AmazonKU
EMBERS IN THE SNOW: A VAMPIRE FANTASY ROMANCE by Anna Carven
VS Note: Of course I had to one click.
They’re marrying me off to a monster. I always knew the day would come. I just didn’t think it would be so soon. I’m betrothed. I’d always imagined my future husband would be some minor lord who would only value me for the fact that I would bear him heirs. I never thought father would go to the capital and seek an audience with Emperor Valdon Duthriss himself. What unholy deal did he make that I, a mere baron’s daughter, ended up betrothed to that man? The son. Corvan Duthriss. War hero. Commander. Fallen.
They say the war in the Northlands changed him. Alongside his armies, he fought dark magic in the mountains. It transformed him. They say he’s changed beyond recognition. That he refuses to show his face in the capital because he can no longer walk under the sun. He’s also the emperor’s firstborn. The once-heir to the Rahavan Empire. And it’s unheard of for a baron’s daughter like me to marry into the powerful Duthriss family.
They’re shipping me off before winter’s end. To the cold, forbidding north. To the Cursed Archduke of Tyron. I’ll go. I have no choice. There’s too much at stake. I can only pray that Corvan Duthriss isn’t as terrible as the rumors make him out to be. AmazonKU
COURTYARDS OF THE LOST VOLUME ONE by Brigitte Delery
VS note: Re-release of chapters 1-37 of an ongoing Kindle Vella serial. Cliffhanger.
Darbonne Heroux never intended to fall for a mortal. Perfectly content to ride out the oncoming end of vampires in brooding isolation, he wants nothing to do with love- or with the responsibilities his small New Orleans clan keeps trying to thrust upon him. Then he meets Amy Trosclair. Awkward, flighty and oh-so-human, she could be the one destined to thaw Darbonne’s reluctant heart. Unfortunately, she might also be destined to destroy the entire supernatural world- and him along with it. AmazonKU
OMEGA’S FIRST LOVE: M/M MPREG SHIFTER ROMANCE (THE NEW HEMLOCK WOLF PACK SAGA BOOK TEN) by Maggie Hemlock
Omega wolf, Irwin, has a crush and a secret. He’d like to think his crush was a secret too, but he has a sinking suspicion he’s been a bit too obvious about his feelings for Marcus. He’s ready to put those feelings behind him. One little meeting with Marcus will put it to rest, because there’s no way he got lucky enough to meet his true-mate over the phone. Irwin doesn’t have that sort of good luck. Never has. Never will. So, his other secret really doesn’t matter, does it? Raised at The Sanctuary on Hemlock Mountain, Alpha fox, Marcus, prides himself on being empathetic, but practical. His feelings for Irwin are anything except practical. When he gets the chance to move up his relocation to Heartville, he jumps on it. What better way to clear his head than to meet Irwin in person? Sparks might fly. Then again, the embers might sizzle out to nothing. If sparks fly, will Irwin’s secret drive them apart, or will love be enough to face the uncertainties before them? AmazonKU
TUSK & PUCK: A MONSTER ROMANTIC COMEDY by Zora Black
This orc hockey player is a major hottie. But can he score with me? As my nephew’s guardian and a school nurse, hockey was a big no. That is, until the team’s new coach showed up. With his killer slap shot and stunning bod, saying no got a lot harder. Injuries aren’t the problem – the real challenge is Coach Beefcake, a charming orc who doesn’t care how much I complain about his risky drills. Somewhere between concussion checks and dodging pucks, I start falling for the hunk behind the bench. But one wrong step and we could find ourselves with more problems than just broken hearts. I’ll risk everything for a shot with this charming orc. But will our love score the goal? Or will our hearts end up in the penalty box? AmazonKU
HALLOW’S EVE TREASURE (NOTEPOH ENCHANTMENT TOWN) by Trinity Blacio
Emerald Nightshade was two hundred and thirty-six years old, young for her kind, but to Emerald her soul felt old, warn out. For hundred years she had been helping keep the town of Hopeton safe and small, but she was lonely. Watching her other twin sister in Hopeton find her partners had once more reminded her she was so alone. Would she ever find them, and would they agree to stay here in this gateway protecting the different worlds around them? But when she was least expecting it, two lone wolves entered her world, not only causing turmoil among the local wolf pack, but said wolves were nipping her butt every time she was turning around, literally. Did wolves mark their partners ass or what? AmazonKU
EXILED HEIR (THE EMPTY THRONE RILOGY BOOK ONE) by Kai Butler
Without him, I’m a dead man, but if he knew who I was, he would kill me himself. Miles Castillo has spent his entire life running from the crime his parents committed. He’s an alpha without a pack, and a son whose very name is poisoned. When two werewolf hunters catch him, he has to choose between a man who wants his head mounted on a wall and Cade Bartlett, the mage prince who doesn’t realize who Miles is. The icy prince has a job for Miles, one that will keep Miles’s head on his shoulders: become Prince Cade’s consort and find out who is trying to kill him. As Miles delves deeper into Cade’s court, he begins seeing the truth beneath Cade’s chilly exterior. The more the prince trusts him, the closer he gets to seeing under Miles’s mask as well. What will happen when Cade realizes the secret Miles holds puts both of their lives at risk? AmazonKU
SHADOWS SO CRUEL (COURT OF RAVENS BOOK TWO) by Liv Zander
More painful than love… are the secrets that bind and divide us. Adrift in a sky shadowed by war, We seek, we ache, Searching for the woman who fled us. We shattered her heart, but she unfurled her feathers, Our sweetheart, our little dove, Escaping our talons on pure white wings. One of us soars over battlements, Haunted by past mistakes, Vowing never to repeat them. The other storms through walls of stone and hatred, Eager to destroy the shackles of his past, Determined to shackle her to him instead. Forever. Loyalties are torn. Friendships are tested. Among the chaos, one claim stands irrefutably: We will get her back. She will be ours. Come home to us, white Raven. AmazonKU
EMPRESS OF FAE (BLOOD OF A FAE BOOK THREE) by Briar Boleyn
Morgan Pendragon has another name now: Morgan Le Fay. As her true heritage slowly emerges from the mists of the past, Morgan renounces one possible future as the new ruler of the fierce Siabra fae and the wife of the Prince of Claws and vanishes through a portal–returning to Camelot and the Rose Court where her friends and younger brother lie in mortal peril from Arthur’s cruel wiles. But back in the Court of Claws, Kairos Draven won’t allow his beloved to disappear from his life so easily. His bond with Morgan goes beyond blood, love, life, and even time itself and neither one of them can relinquish its power or its pull. Yet Morgan is no ordinary woman. Not only is she beginning to manifest remarkable abilities, but the powers of the gods themselves run through her veins, bestowing her with an unimaginable power and an unthinkable claim over all of Aercanum and beyond…A claim which some will stop at nothing to put a halt to. AmazonKU
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MAGIC (THE WITCHES MURDER CLUB BOOK EIGHT) by Samantha Silver
A storm is coming in Golden Hope—pun intended. Molly was working for someone, and they’re coming for Storm, who isn’t going to sit back and let this happen without a fight. This is Storm’s chance to get all of the answers she’s been looking for. Will she find out what she needs to know, or has she finally bitten off more than she can chew? AmazonKU
LONE WOLF: MM SHIFTER ROMANCE (EXILED OMEGAS BOOK ONE) by Tessa Kane
No good deed goes unpunished. After being exiled by my pack at seventeen, I’ve spent the last four years constantly on the move trying to avoid all ties to the shifter world.
Unfortunately, I can’t outrun fate. When I step in to break up a fight, the shifters involved realize I’m a rare male omega. Not only does that revelation put me in the crosshairs of competing packs that would do anything to control me, it also leads me to cross paths with an Alpha who claims to be my fated mate. Past experiences have left scars—both literal and figurative—and, fated mate or not, permanently binding myself to an Alpha is the last thing I want. But Julien might be exactly what I need. As my life erupts into chaos and new threats emerge from the secrets of my past, I realize this Alpha is different and placing my trust in him could finally allow me to have the one thing I’ve always wanted. A home. AmazonKU
TEMPESTS OF TRUTH (A MAGE’S APPRENTICE BOOK THREE) by Melanie Cellier
Having finally rescued her friend, Delphine is left with a secret that could put all of Tartora at risk. Stranded on an island and with their relationship in tatters, Delphine and Nik are further than ever from finding and defeating Grey. But now they know the truth of his ability, they can’t let anything stand in the way of stopping him. Delphine’s unique skills are their best tool for facing Grey, but they also make her a target. Nik wants to protect her, and Delphine’s heart wants to let him, but his status still stands between them. With fear and danger on every side, Delphine will need new levels of determination and courage to save both Tartora’s future and her own. AmazonKU
DEADLY MIXER (A WITCH IN THE WOODS BOOK 21) by Jenna St James
A 40-year-old Witch with a New Career – A Gargoyle Sheriff Raising a Teenaged Daughter – And an Enchanted Island Full of Secrets – With Zoie away at PADA for six months, Newlyweds Shayla and Alex are unsure what to do with themselves. And it’s only been a week since Zoie left! So when they are invited to a New Year’s Eve party, the two jump at the chance to get out of the house. And when a dead body surfaces at the New Year’s Eve Mixer just minutes before the twelve o’clock hour, it’s just the distraction Shayla and Alex need! With Grant and Needles’ help, the crime-solving team hits the ground running. After all, no one wants to start the new year off with a body count. AmazonKU
A GAME OF DECEIT AND DESIRE (GIRL GAMES BOOK THREE) by Ruby Roe
Can love survive when trust is the rarest magic of all? Bella Blythe, master of lattice magic, is determined to win the Runic Games… If only her greatest rival, Remy Reid would get out of the way. For years they one-upped each other in competitions, jobs, and their apprenticeships…Until a single kiss changed everything. With the biggest competition of their lives ahead of them, they’re going to have to trust each other…A futile task when they’re both harbouring secrets filled with betrayal…With a reputation and a relationship at risk, they’re left with an impossible choice: Do they want to win a competition or a heart? Two women, two betrayals, and a romance that will rewrite their destiny. This is a steamy lesbian fantasy romance with rivals to lovers, forbidden romance, only one bed, found family, forced proximity, tons of spice. AmazonKU
HOUSE OF BANE AND BLOOD (ORDER AND CHAOS SERIES BOOK ONE) by Alexis Menard
In a city split into two opposing sides, power comes in many forms: bloodlines, money, love, and—most importantly—secrets. An heiress in the most notorious family in Lynchaven, Camilla Marchese is doing all she can to keep her family’s syndicate, the Iron Saint Railway, from slipping into bankruptcy. When the gorgeous and depraved Nicolai Attano, the leader of a rival family, offers to pay off the Inspector in exchange for her hand, she has no choice but to give up not only her throne—but her name. Nico has his own motivations for their union beyond maintaining peace with her family. A serial kidnapper known as The Collector has been ravaging the streets of Remnant Row, stirring up mistrust between natives and descendants. If Milla can help restore safety to his streets, he’ll have no need for her…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
OF BLOOD AND NIGHTMARES by Chandelle LaVaun
A woman with a haunted past. A prince who was destroyed by it. The fight for survival that could ruin everything they have left. My life never truly felt like mine. It was like driving a rental car, mine on loan for now but never to belong to me. Never intended for me. Now I knew why. It was all a lie. The moment that knight dragged me through The Veil into the realm of Terrea everything changed. This world is nothing like home, it’s like I’ve stepped into a fantasy and traveled back in time. The person I was and the life I lived are gone. Lost. That Veil is not reopening. I’m stuck here…Forever. They insist I’m their lost vampire queen who has been brought back to make them whole again. But I don’t know how to rebuild a broken kingdom or why the vampires are dying. I don’t remember a past life or any sacrificial rituals they claim I did. I’m just an ER nurse from Los Angeles and I’m in way over my head. All I want is to get back to Earth and find my sister, the only person who ever meant anything to me. Now the sacred Priestess demands I marry the heir to the throne and rule by his side. But Prince Varan is a cold, snarling, gorgeous nightmare who’d rather throw me into the pits of a volcano than even speak to me. No matter how cruel he is to me, I can’t help but be drawn to him. To need him. But trying to get through his walls might be harder than saving the kingdom from death. In the end, Prince Varan will either kill me or break my heart into pieces…and I’m not sure which is worse. AmazonKU
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS WITCH (THE WITCHES OF HOLIDAY HILLS COZY MYSTERY SERIES BOOK 14) by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
Welcome to Holiday Hills, a magical town where the tea is sweet, and magic is always on the menu. As Holiday Hills buzzes with both trepidation and excitement preparing to host the state news station’s inaugural Enchanted Treats culinary competition, I find myself thrust into a web of intrigue that even my own cozy mystery novels could hardly conjure. Everyone is excited for the big celebration, a party on the night before the semi-finals. The competing chefs have prepared practice menus and tasty treats for guests, yours truly included. Yet, as the aroma of delicious and tantalizing treats fills the air, an unexpected and chilling event shatters the whimsy that usually envelopes the town.
Victor Havensworth, a temperamental chef from Atlanta and judge of the competition, is discovered murdered, casting a shadow over the once-vibrant atmosphere. And of course, Bessie steps up to take his spot as a judge. Not that I wasn’t already worried because of another murder in town, but Bessie’s involvement in the event kicked my heart rate up a few notches. Because until Victor Havensworth’s murder is found, no one is safe. My resolve to find the killer increases as someone tries to stop me from solving the case. But those cryptic warnings and dangerous stunts don’t scare me. Oh, and then there’s that thing with my best friend, Stella. Dealing with her new-found persona makes solving a murder seem easy. Only, it won’t stay that way if the murderer gets to me first. AmazonKU
LIGHT FROM THE GRAVE by Sara Dobie Bauer
In the world of witches, Keller Rex is a legendary monster—a dark sorcerer with a gift for suffering. He has long been the protector of the Zayne coven and their ancestral home in Charleston, South Carolina. When the family matriarch, Vivian Zayne, dies under mysterious circumstances, he is tasked with finding the only person who can open her sealed Book of Shadows: the son no one knew she had. Dylan Quinn has never bothered to figure out why cats follow him everywhere, but it’s been that way for as long as he can remember. After the unexpected passing of his adoptive mother, he had to make a new home for himself in small-town Ohio. Things have been quiet ever since, but lately, there are strange voices in his dreams and a sense of being watched. When a striking Southern gent appears in town, Dylan welcomes the distraction. Keller is handsome and charming, but Dylan can tell there’s something else, something eerie about him…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
IN WANT OF A KNIFE (VAMPIRE BOOK CLUB BOOK FIVE) by Nancy Warren
Is Jane Austen the newest member of the Vampire Book Club?What more could a diehard fan ask for? Except that Jane is undead and unamused…To bookshop owner and witch Quinn Callahan’s delight, Jane Austen shows up for the late-night Vampire Book Club in Ballydehag, Ireland. Quinn’s thrilled and aching to ask her favorite author all the questions every rabid reader has about Jane’s books, especially Pride and Prejudice. But Jane isn’t in Ballydehag on a social call. She’s on a mission to stop the latest movie version of her most famous book from being made. Having Pride and Prejudice turned into a pornographic film is too much for the undead author to bear. Dermott Lynch ditched Ballydehag seventeen years ago for the bright lights of Hollywood, leaving behind at least one broken heart and some very bad feelings. Now, he’s back, flashy and full of himself, wowing the townsfolk, and scouting locations for his movie, though it’s obvious he’s never read a single page of Pride and Prejudice. While excitement ripples through the locals at the prospect of having a movie shot in a village that doesn’t see much excitement (in daylight, anyway), the vampires living at Devil’s Keep are far from impressed. They prefer to keep Ballydehag quiet and remote. And Dermott Lynch could ruin it all. Quinn, Jane, Lochlan Balfour, and his fellow vampires are determined to block this unsavory character from besmirching the classic novel. But as dark feelings grow, rather than a porno, the movie could end up being a murder mystery. AmazonKU
HER GRUMPY STONE GUARDIAN: GWEN AND KANZA PART ONE (DUNGEONS AND GARGOYLES) by Sidney Bristol
Gwendolyn – I’m hunting my best friend’s killer. The police want me to believe an animal attacked and killed her. There must be an epidemic of savage animals because I have found dozens of deaths neatly hidden away, all with the same signature. So when I get a tip it’s happened again, I can’t help myself. The truth is out there. I have to find it. But instead I meet him. The grumpyliscious lumbersexual holding down a barstool. He’s the perfect distraction to make it through the nightmare hours. For once I don’t dread the night. When I wake up and he’s gone, I tell myself it’s for the best. I wasn’t staying anyway. Kanza – The only lead on my missing twin just turned up dead, and if I’m not careful, they’re going to pin the murder on me. As a gargoyle I’m used to hiding what I am. Pretending to be a human to shake a shifter tail at a bar is routine. Picking up a girl is just part of the act. But Gwen is so delightfully raw and real that I forget the fact that I’m using her. When our paths cross the next day, I realize the fates are pulling us together, and Gwen isn’t all that she appeared to be. She’s hunting the same monster I am, only she thinks they’re human. Gwen asks the right question to the wrong monster and sets events in motion we cannot stop. The monster we’ve been hunting is now the one stalking us for sport, and televising it no less. I only hope that I can protect her. I’m smaller, slower, and weaker than other gargoyles, but I was born with the same drive to protect as they were. I’ll get her out of this alive, or I’ll die trying.
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DEADLY IS THE KISS (PRIMAL INSTINCT BOOK NINE) by Rhyannon Byrd
They call it the Burning. A phenomenon that occurs when a Deschanel vampire finally finds the one female meant to be his, his once cold body suddenly burning with a violent, visceral wave of heat. A primal burning that surges and twists through his veins, growing more intense the longer he waits to claim her. Unfortunately for Ashe Granger, the female who’s ignited his Burning is none other than the beautiful, spirited Juliana Sabin. A mysterious Deschanel vampire who has butted heads with Ashe from the moment they first met. Ashe is a sworn protector of the Deschanel, while Juliana is a banished criminal. Despite the primal desire that pulses between them, too much glaring distrust has kept them apart. She might claim she’s innocent, but he knows better than to put his faith in a pretty face. Especially one with so many frustrating secrets. And yet, when an insidious evil comes after her family and a contract is placed on Juliana’s head, it’s Ashe who she runs to for help. Now they must work together if they want to save not only her life, but the lives of all those she holds dear. It’s a dangerous, passionate partnership that neither of them ever wanted. And one that will either prove to be hell on earth…or a match made in heaven. Amazon
THE OWL, THE ZEBRA AND THEIR BEAR OMEGA (OMEGAS OF ANIMALS: SD: BOOK NINE) by Lorelai M Hart and Wendy Rathbone
Arranged matings don’t lead to happy ever afters at least not with your betrothed. Alpha owl shifter Kam loves his small business delivering produce to the local restaurants. The work paid the bills, but better than that, he got to make some pretty good friends along his route. When an investor wants to buy his company, he’s tempted, but his owl tells him to decline, that he needs to keep working the route. Kam learned a long time ago that when his owl speaks, he needs to listen. Omega bear shifter Oakley is broke. His roommate left him mid-lease, his job cut his hours, and he has student debt up to his eyeballs. If money doesn’t come in quickly, he’s going to be forced to go back to his den and the life he left years ago. When he sees an ad for a temp job at Animals, he immediately applies. It won’t solve all his financial woes, but it will get him through until next month, and that’s something. Alpha zebra shifter Edwin, AKA Prince Edwin, grew up knowing exactly who he would mate, what day his mating would be, and what his mating would bring to the kingdom. What he didn’t know was how difficult it would be when the day came. Not only does he not love his intended omega, he doesn’t even like him. The feeling is mutual. But neither has a choice. It is the way of things. The night of his mating rehearsal, everything changes as he scents his true mates. Suddenly the “way of things” is no longer good enough. If only it were as easy as that. AmazonKU
TAKEN BY THE TENTACLE MONSTER (A MONSTER EROTICA SHORT) by Mia McKay
The demon of the forest haunts our village in the dark. He is the size of two men with ten arms. The fishermen call them tentacles. Ever since we were children, we warned to stay out of the forest or we will never return again. The demon kills every man who stumbles into the forest in the dark. But, I caught a glimpse of the demon one early morning and I haven’t been able to stop dreaming about him since and one night, I get brave enough to go into the forest while the moon is high in the air. A BDSM tentacle monster erotica short! AmazonKU
BAKER DOWN: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by A J Renee
Bougie Treats was my dream—and is Assjacket’s favorite spot for peanut butter and jelly donuts and chocolate croissants. After an electrical storm damages my ovens, I’m left scrambling to keep the bakery running. I blame my reaction to the repair man on my earlier-than-normal mornings. Keeping my growing attraction to the good-looking visitor in check should be easy… except at every turn, the simple repair is delayed by unknown forces. How is a witch to protect her heart when fate keeps intervening?
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THAT WYVERN GONNA ROAR: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (MAIDENS OF MAYHEM BOOK NINE) by Julia Mills
Time is running out. The body count is multiplying. Can a Maiden of Mayhem and her Mate stop the killer before it’s too late? Well, as usual, nothing in the Swamp is as it seems, and all the sweet tea and homemade guacamole won’t make it right. Oh, no, it’s all up to a Black Swan Shifter who is the Coroner for five Parishes and also happens to be sorta-kinda a Witch, twice removed on her mother’s side, a Wyvern who’s a Fire Fighter, and a Geek who prefers the term Nerd to save the day. Great job? She’s got that covered. Sexy Mate? That’s well on the way. A best friend who allows her to be exactly who she especially when it’s not politically correct? Oh, heck, yeah, she’s got that in spades… ahem, feathers! Betsey Sue Blomfield was well on her way to having it all – then bodies literally started falling out of the sky. Talk about a whacked-out day at the office!
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WICKED STRANGER (WICKED SERIES BOOK TEN): MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Teresa Gabelman
Raina Rayne has never had luck with men. Trusting someone she thought she could trust, she ended up losing her business, her confidence, and possibly ten years of her life. Not knowing where to turn, she heads to the only person she can trust. She hopes trouble doesn’t follow her. Zane, a panther Shifter, is in Assjacket helping an old friend. Not a guy who makes friends quickly, he finds himself drawn to a human female. Living with the fact he would never find his mate, Zane is shocked at the intense feelings this woman elicits from him. Two strangers, one running and one searching, meet in the most unlikely way. Welcome back to the town of Assjacket for more wickedly hilarious mixtures of paranormal personalities.
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WITCH FEST: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Jenna Rivers
What’s a witchy baker to do when she loses her job and returns home to find out her ex-boyfriend just got engaged? Cook up a fake boyfriend and hope you don’t get burned—especially by a hunky dragon shifter! Returning to the enchanted town of Crystal Creek, WV feels more like a flop than a flawless cake rise. With the Harvest Festival clock ticking, my pride’s on the line, especially in front of Mr. Newly-Engaged Ex. When in doubt? Enlist the first smokin’ hot stranger as my faux beau! As I stir up spells and sugar, I’m realizing there’s more cooking between me and Mr. Dragon than just pretend. But there’s a cursed timer on his fiery heart. Can I bake a love spell potent enough to break it, or will our spark fizzle faster than a failed meringue? Navigating this sticky situation feels like trying to frost a cake in a tornado! Grab your whisk and wand… It’s time to stir up trouble in Witch Fest!
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KISSING THE FROG: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Virginia Nelson
Teagan Taradiddle didn’t experience teenaged angst about her witchy family—cherished from birth, her parents made sure she had anything she wanted, so long as she stayed safe at home. But while playing with her favorite golden ball near the swamp one day, she meets a frog who swears he’s a prince. Suddenly, her normally reasonable parents expect her—the princess of priss, as her sisters call her—to bring a stinking, slimy amphibian with her everywhere she goes. One stupid deal, and Teagan fears she might find herself…Kissing the Frog.
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XMAS FALLOUT: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (HO, HO, HO ACADEMY BOOK TWO) by Isabell Micheals
Under the mistletoe, a final gift they share… a spark to banish the spirits of Yuletide despair. Something sinister lurks within the hallowed halls of my beloved school, Ho, Ho, Ho Academy, this Christmas. Dane and I thought we had defeated the darkness after our battle against the former headmistress last year. But now, creepy events plague the academy whenever we’re on the grounds. Each dawn reveals new damage – from smashed gingerbread houses to severed holiday light cords. Ominous omens pile up faster than the silently falling snow. Someone or something wicked stalks these hallowed halls, extinguishing the Christmas joy. My witch instincts tell me dark magic is afoot, again. When I go missing after secretly investigating alone, icy panic grips my heart. I had just reunited with Dane after our fight against our dangerous foe, the vengeful dark witch Marci. Now I’m captive in her lair for some vile ritual sacrifice. To rescue me, Dane must confront our evil nemesis. With my life at stake, Dane charges into the darkness to save me. Marci’s warning about a traitor amongst us haunts me. Can I trust anyone from our school days? Alone I have little chance of stopping the evil taking root in our academy. Only together with Dane and the Supernatural Strike Force can I hope to unmask the villain and rekindle the vanishing spirit before midnight chimes on Christmas itself.
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WILD WOMEN DO (AND THEY DON’T REGRET IT): MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (WILD IN LOVE BOOK TWO) by Cherie Marks
Beware a siren’s silence. She’s not quiet. She’s plotting! Half-siren/half-witch, Hollyn Oates, and the pilot with the most, Kai Iona, are barely a step ahead of Grigori, Hollyn’s warlock father. With a broken piece of an amulet in her bag, finding the missing piece before the next full moon is the priority. It will take the complete amulet to halt her father’s plan to lock her away forever. Kai fights by her side, but he must rebuild her trust. The amulet would reveal his unknown origin, but can he convince Hollyn he’s willing to sacrifice it all for her? He’s ready to do just that, but a new side quest challenges the two to help a kidnapped, teenage witch get back to her family. But Willow might be more than meets the eye. She could lead them all to their ultimate fate. With the help of a new cast of characters, Hollyn will face her fear of the power of her voice. Can she step up and do what she must? Only if she accepts that Wild Women Do (And They Don’t Regret It).
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SAME TOWN, SAME WITCH: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (STARTING OVER SERIES BOOK TWO) by Amy Gregory
In a quaint corner of my existence, nestled amidst nature’s embrace in West Virginia, I found my solitude, a serene escape from the icy shackles of my parent’s castle in Connecticut and the chaos my eccentric sister so loved to brew. My only companions were the timeless tales nestled in my modest library and the comforting cluck of Frosty, my 3-foot rooster. Our days followed a tranquil tune until the winds of destiny blew a mesmerizing Warlock named Lincoln Sands into my whimsical world during an unexpected layover in my peaceful town. There was something about Lincoln – a magnetic allure that seemed to pull at the tethers of my soul. Though my mind busied itself with the past battles and future quests, his piercing gaze seemed to unveil the mysteries of my guarded heart, stirring unbidden desires beneath the cloak of mundane. Despite the electric spark that crackled through the fleeting glances and unspoken words, my haunting past and the unknown stories dancing in his eyes promised a forbidden dance I wasn’t sure I was ready for.
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THE BITTERNESS OF BAD APPLES: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (A CAULDRON FALLS MYSTERY BOOK TWO) by C S Edwards
Hold on to your pointy hats! When another suspicious death rocks the normally uneventful town of Cauldron Falls, Inspector Roam O’Reilly and amateur sleuth Honey Hadwin grab their magnifying glasses and get to work. These supernatural super-sleuths question shady townsfolk like Sally Swanton, the swooning newspaper gossip whose addiction to pie may be her downfall. A dramatic herbologist’s knowledge of poison also lands him high on the suspect list. And what’s with the mysterious new professor who may have secrets of his own? Honey and Roam untangle a wicked web of schemes, dreams, and overgrown veggies in their quest for the truth. As the intrepid investigators uncover clues from creepy, candlelit lairs to enchanted apple orchards, they must act fast to stop the bad apple. But will they be able to sniff out the culprit before anyone else gets poisoned? Get ready for twists, turns, and a hilarious troll as Honey and Roam crack the case in The Bitterness of Bad Apples!
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ONLY WANNA BE BAYOU: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (HOODOO AND BAYOU SERIES BOOK FIVE) by Kathy Love
Iris Jourdain is just a witch trying to meet a nice guy. But instead she finds herself in the crosshairs of relentless paranormal stalkers, determined to snatch her away. Or something far worse! Enter Marcel, her grumpy brother-in-law, whose growls and scowls make it crystal clear that he has zero tolerance for witches. Tasked with guarding Iris, he’s about as warm and fuzzy as a snowstorm. But as these two unlikely allies spend more time together, Iris begins to wonder if there’s more to Marcel than meets the eye. Could he possibly be her very own Prince Charming in disguise. Hold onto your broomsticks and join Iris as she discovers that sometimes a grumpy rougarou might just be the key to finding true magic and love in the most unexpected places.
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THE HELLBEAST’S PAST (HELLBEAST KING BOOK EIGHT) by Stephanie Hudson
Escape. That’s all I needed to do. For running was my only option left. But that was the problem when running from a HellBeast King, He liked the chase. So, as I continue to navigate myself around his cruel world, I find not only my life on the line but the Fate of all of those I hold dear. Because Jared wants blood for blood. He wants, a life for a life. Only death is the last thing on his mind. Which is why I know I can’t get caught. Caught out in my lies. Lies that would no longer keep me safe from, Becoming the villain in a…HellBeast’s Past. AmazonKU
THE NIGHTBOUND SOLDER (FAE-TED KINGS BOOK THREE) by Milana Jacks
The princess who can topple kingdoms is the very person I want. Nottuza: My undead army is in need of a general. The soldiers are divided. Weak. Ruled by the fae leader of the Summer Court. The brother of the princess…Fleur is alluring, everything I’ve ever desired. The type of female who can topple kingdoms and bring males to their knees. Her presence is hard to resist, Which makes her dangerous. To me and my secrets. That doesn’t stop me from watching her from the shadows. Or feeding my addiction with a glance or a touch. If I don’t stay away from her, everything I’ve set out to accomplish will burn up in flames. But not having her makes me obsess. AmazonKU
GRYPHON’S INSTINCT (A DAY CARE FOR SHIFTERS BOOK FOUR) by Elva Birch
Single dad Theo has 99 problems, including a brand new gryphon-shifting baby to care for, a surly preteen son who just broke his wrist, and expired truck tags. Wendy at the DMV isn’t sure what to make of the must-be-a movie star smuggling a baby gryphon in a car seat, but she’s there to save the day when secrets—and lives!—are at stake. AmazonKU
MADE AND MARRED (THE FATED CREATIONS TRILOGY BOOK TWO) by Samantha R Goode
Evaline Manor took her revenge and met her immortal, fated mate. After narrowly escaping Kembertus, discovering she had magical abilities was the last thing she expected. Maddox Vicor finally got the girl, now he just has to take her back to his kingdom and keep her safe there. But nothing is ever as easy as it seems, and soon there are threats everywhere he turns. With new foes after Evaline and powers she doesn’t understand, she must navigate this new life and the consequences that come with it—including answering a curse that requires her to save the world. But she doesn’t have to do it alone; Maddox and Wyott will do whatever it takes to keep their family whole and rid the world of their greatest enemy: the Vasi. Dive deeper into the world of bloodthirsty immortals, elemental Sorcerers, and a centuries-old curse, in this second installment of the Fated Creations series. Discover dark, long buried secrets that will change the course of history as Maddox, Evaline, and Wyott, learn the lesson that results from making their gravest mistakes: You can’t control your fate. Amazon KU AB
PLOWED BY THE PUMPKIN KING by Juno Delight
VS Note: Listed in erotica.
A fun seasonal monster-erotica full of pumpkin spice! Emily a college junior finds herself swooning over the a barista frat boy. When her attempt to seize the day fails, she instead finds herself in the warm embrace of … a pumpkin? AmazonKU
THE PHOENIX PROPHECY: BLOOD by Cara Clare
The battle against The Shadow King is over, but the war has only just begun. In the wake of our victory, the underworld is sealed and I’m living my happy ever after with my fated mates. Everything is perfect…. but the Anti Magick Alliance hasn’t forgotten me. And they have unearthed a terrifying weapon that could annihilate not just me but all supernatural beings. Called upon by the Bureau, my mates and I must journey to Cambridge, England, where a reclusive witch holds the key to our survival. Upon arrival, we encounter Kim, a demon hunter with a tragic past and a hidden strength, and Lucien Seraphim, a vampire professor whose silent, confident arrogance intrigues me. He seems to know about The Original Six, and I can’t shake the feeling that he’s keeping something from us. As we delve deeper into the shadows, secrets are unveiled, alliances are forged and broken, and passions are ignited. Can we save one of our own and defeat an enemy more ruthless than anything we’ve faced before? Or will the icy grip of betrayal shatter everything I’ve come to love and trust? AmazonKU
MATED TO THE MAD MARQUESS (FAE TRICKSTERS BOOK FOUR) by S L Prater
The Warrior Witch …Hrafn is one of the Winged Ones—a warrior witch of old—and the last of her clan. Duty-bound to watch over the sacred resting place of her kin, her honor is challenged when a fae lord’s magical shadows chase her from her home. The Mad Marquess . . .Descended from the old god of legend, Malcolm Rauor possesses the ability to steal one’s sanity. The marquess views his power and the eerie shadows that serve him as an affliction, one dooming him to a lonely immortal existence. Everything changes after a disastrous chance encounter with a witch on the outskirts of his estate. The woman is the mate he’d long ago lost all hope of ever finding. Malcolm’s love language is death threats and violence. When Hrafn appears to be fluent in both, he kidnaps his mate. Accidentally. Now what’s he to do? AmazonKU
FRACTURED BONDS: THE BINDING BOOK TWO by Rebecca Rathe
The anticipated follow up to The Binding! The bonds that saved Calista’s life are wreaking havoc on all their lives. Hawthorne’s fate is unknown, Calista’s severed bond with him making them all weaker and unable to tell if he’s even alive. What she can feel is all encompassing pain and anguish, but she can’t bear to allow her other bonds to help soothe her. Seth stands to lose his connection to the celestial world and his immortality, his body flickering between his solid and incorporeal form.. And Draven succumbs to an uncontrollable kind of bloodlust that he can’t control or comprehend. They’re confronted with mounting evidence that everything in the magical world isn’t what it seems, and Calista’s role might be more important than they ever thought. But can they really help save the world when they’re spiraling into chaos themselves? AmazonKU
REBORN: DAUGHTER OF ICE AND MOONLIGHT (THE COLDEST FAE BOOK SEVEN) by Katerina Martinez
I have come back to Arcadia, but all is not as it should be. An impostor sits on Windhelm’s throne, and calling herself Queen. I don’t know where my parents are or what’s become of them. I don’t know where my brother is, or if he’s even still alive. And in less than two weeks, Fate itself will hunt me down and end my existence as if I wasn’t meant to exist in the first place. This is it. If I don’t figure out how to fix the mistake I made, Arcadia itself could fall and become something entirely monstrous. I just wish I knew where to start. AmazonKU
STALKING CINDERELLA (A DARK RH CINDERELLA RETELLING) (VICIOUS WONDERS) by Leann Bell
I can feel his eyes on me. No one is coming to protect me. My step brother lives for my torment, and I’m the only one who won’t be able to go to the masquerade. I just want someone, anyone to help. Then he appeared. He talks like the devil, but if the man in the mask will grant me my wish, I’ll give him anything he asks. All I want is one night. One night to capture the prince’s attention, and forget about being the girl covered in cinders..Only, I wasn’t prepared for what that attention might entail. Or how deep his obsession would run. Stalking Cinderella is a reimagining of Cinderella with a spicy twist. This darker, grittier version of a classic tale will keep you as on edge as our heroine, with touches of horror and heat amidst the twisted romance. You’ll love it if you prefer your stalker, step brother, and demonic romance with multiple possessive, morally gray love interests who are darkly obsessed with their very “good girl.” AmazonKU
HIS TO CLAIM (DARK WOLVES BOOK ONE) by Piper Stone
For centuries my kind have hidden our feral nature, our brute strength, and our savage instincts. But this human female is my mate, and nothing will keep me from claiming and ravaging her. She is mine to tame and protect, and if my belt doesn’t teach her to obey then she’ll learn in a much more shameful fashion. Either way, her surrender will be as complete as it is inevitable. AmazonKU AB
BLOOD OF THE RUTHLESS by Lacey Carter Andersen
I ran from my four fae princes, then trouble found me…My “mates” have all the wooing power of a badger with diarrhea, so it’s no surprise when I’m not exactly eager to bend over and become their bride. Not that their ridiculously bad moves are entirely to blame. I’m quaking in my cheap boots at just the thought of having four husbands. One is bad enough, am I right? Except when I decide to run for it to get a little space, I’m kidnapped and taken on the adventure of a lifetime. Now, I’m not even sure if the men I rejected over and over are coming to get me, or if I’m doomed. I guess I have a choice: try to escape, or keep hoping that I wasn’t too much of a pain-in-the-butt to be rescued. Here’s hoping my incontinent badgers are better fighters than they are romantics! AmazonKU
TAMING THE FIRE (THE DRAGON TRIBUTES BOOK TWO) by Charlene Hartnady
The dragons on Draig Island are not your run-of-the-mill kind. They’re something else entirely…I’m incredibly lucky. I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. My father is one of the wealthiest men in the world, and I stand to inherit everything one day. At least, that’s what I tell people, but it isn’t exactly true. The reality is that my life is not my own. Everything has been mapped out and dictated to me, right down to the man I will marry one day. Unfortunately, that day is fast approaching and the man he has chosen – let’s just say, he’s not my type. I was distraught when I found out that I had been selected as a Tribute. That I was expected to go to Draig Island. Everyone knows that a large percentage of Tributes never make it back. I thought it was the worst thing that could happen to me. Then, I taste freedom for the first time in my life. I start to think that Draig Island could be my salvation. All I have to do is mind-bond with a dragon, and I will be able to stay. It’s a pity that mind-bonding with dragons is incredibly dangerous and a very difficult feat to achieve. I am determined. I will get it right. I want to stay. Going back to my old life is no longer an option. AmazonKU
WHISPER OF THE WOLF (WHISPER VALLEY WOLF PACK BOOK ONE) by Megan Wade
I’ve been without my fated mate for far too long, resigned to endless grief. But when I continue scenting her presence on the wind, hope flickers anew. My pack thinks I’m mad with loneliness, so I keep my search a secret. Until the day I uncover a mysterious woman trespassing in our sacred caves, and everything changes in an instant. It’s not just her alluring scent that stuns me, but the way our gazes lock with instant recognition. This woman is not only my human soulmate—she’s the reincarnation of my lost wolf mate as well. A dual bond never before seen in our kind. Petrified the pack won’t understand, I hide her away, desperate to keep her safe. But as the full moon nears, her shifter abilities remain dormant. No one else senses what I know in my heart—my love has returned. With hostile forces intent on tearing us apart, protecting our future will take everything I have. As new power awakens within both of us, the secrets behind our miraculous connection are revealed. We’re more than just fated mates. Our union could shift the balance of power among shifter kind forever. I’ll sacrifice anything to help my mate embrace her true nature so we can defend ourselves and our bond. She’s not just my one true love—she’s the catalyst our kind has awaited to reclaim our magical birthright. And I’ll fight with all I have to preserve the astonishing destiny we now share. AmazonKU
HAVING THE TIGER’S BABY (SHIFTER SURROGATE PROGRAM BOOK FOUR) by Milly Taiden
Lily has given up on the idea of ever finding the right partner to have a child with. So when her best friend mentions the Shifter Surrogacy Program, Lily feels she has nothing to lose. She never expected to cross paths with the most handsome, powerful and enigmatic shifter ever. As alpha of a powerful tiger pride, Gabriel knows time is running out to find a mate and make some heirs. Using the Shifter Surrogacy Program wasn’t his first option, but he’s run out of ideas. When his surrogate turns out to be the woman of his dreams, there’s nothing stopping him from making her his mate. A member of the pride has gone missing, and when he later turns up dead, Gabriel knows someone out there is threatening the pride. And a threat to the pride means a threat to Lily and their future child. Working together, Gabriel and Lily face the threat head-on while the mating bond strengthens, and they try to keep the family they have created alive. AmazonKU
RAMPANT: A SLEEPING BEAUTY INSPIRED DARK FAIRY TALE ROMANCE (CURSED VILLAINS ROMANCE) by R L Olvitt
Some curses can never be broken, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be twisted. Former High Master of the Forest Fae, Sylvan has been trapped within a vine for over two hundred years, unable to regain his true form. Banished to grow as a weed along deserted fences and crumbling walls, time passes him by until an act of carelessness proves to be a turning point in his existence. When Jackie Nielsen picks up a few free plants at the local farmers’ market, she was only hoping to spruce up the empty side yard at her new house. Moving to Mariontown is supposed to be a fresh start, but the shiny leafed vine she plants along her fence will become something far more than she bargained for. After centuries of denial and loneliness, Sylvan is starved for the simple kindness Jackie shows him. He’s hungry for her time, her touch, and her mind, and he’s not willing to share. One small plant, one simple choice—now Jackie’s life will never be the same. She’ll be the one who has to decide whether it’s a blessing or a curse. AmazonKU
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