As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
DEVI’S DISTRACTION (ICEHOME BOOK 7) by Ruby Dixon
VS Note: I love these IceHome books – instant one click for me!
It’s hard to make friends with the other women at the Icehome camp when you’d rather be dissecting the local fauna. Which is why I’m surprised when one of the big, brawny islanders asks me to help him make a prosthetic leg. I don’t know N’dek, but since I’m a scientist, he wants my help. And while I’m more into dinosaurs than anatomy, I love a challenge.
As we work together, I come to see that N’dek’s not just clever and determined, he’s also protective and sweet. And he kisses like a fiend.
He’s a distraction I don’t need…but he might be everything I’ve ever wanted. Too bad he says he’s going to resonate to someone else.
WARLORD (OUTCASTS BOOK 5) by Cyndi Friberg
When Shivon Roxtin tries to incite a rebellion among the human females on the Outcast planet, she’s sent to the Relentless. The ship’s commander, Warlord Torak Payne, thrives on challenge, so he’s looking forward to taming the fiery human. Still, war with the Sarronti is creeping ever closer, and the last thing he needs is an unruly mate. Tempers flare, and sparks fly from the moment they first meet. Their battle of wills is quickly surpassed by their consuming need for each other, but can they channel the emotional intensity into something constructive before they’re consumed by the flames?
BADARI WARRIORS: SECTORS NEW ALLIES BOOKS 1-3 by Veronica Scott
VS Note: I don’t usually mention box sets but since this is my blog and my box set – Ta Da! There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!
This Badari Warriors box set gathers the first three science fiction romance novels from this award winning series into one collection. Featuring genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens.
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BETRAYED (THE BLUE BARBARIANS BOOK 6) by Rena Marks
The discovery of a new species on our planet has been difficult for everyone involved. Especially when my tribe is desperate for males—and I have the attention of two.
I thought I’d be the one to bring new foods, teaching, and customs to our people. I never thought I’d instead be scorned for my selfishness, especially when it was I who committed the most self-less act—giving up my crown.
I never thought my own would turn on me—nor did I think they’d sell me to another planet, much like the human females who were stranded on ours.
MOURNING DOVE (EMPATHY BOOK 2) by R R Campbell
VS Note: Not listed as a romance.
In the aftermath of the calamitous Human/Etech research study, Chandra and Kyra struggle to reclaim the life they shared in a pre-EMPATHY world, while Ty, armed with knowledge of EMPATHY’s programming language, seeks revenge on the Halmans for the harm that’s befallen his friends.
As a North American Union investigation into the happenings on the compound looms, a grief-stricken Peter works to resurrect the memory of his mother from a harvested nanochip, and Heather scrambles to keep her family–and their company–together. Alistair, having abandoned the family business, plots to save his hide and that of his wife while she strives to stay one step ahead of a husband she has no reason to trust.
Far to the north amid civil unrest, a recently retired Rénald Dupont investigates the disappearance of his friend and former colleague, Meredith, despite grave threats from an increasingly skittish North American Union government.
As old and new foes emerge, spouse is further pit against spouse, brother against sister, and governments against their people. In the end, all must choose between attempts to reclaim the past or surrender to the inevitable, an intractable world of their own creation.
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DESTRUCTIVE FORCES (THE GALACTIC CAPTAINS BOOK 4) by Harry F Rey
In the far reaches of the Kyleri Empire, young Captain Mahnoor travels around the system to escape the cultural pressures to marry. But his infatuation with a handsome imperial pilot leads him into a galactic war.
On Jiwani, Viscamon is attempting to consolidate his power, by blaming the Ingvar for the royal massacre and calling armies from across the Empire to track down the missing prince, and achieve his dream of destroying the Galactic Balance. However, Antari knows the truth about Osvai and must find the courage to stand up to the prince’s enemies, and his own, no matter the risk.
Meanwhile on Aldegar, Daeron is being held prisoner by the few remaining Ingvar forces and must find a way to break free to rescue his mother and the crew of the Daring Huntress once again, as well as the missing Prince Osvai, before the Kyleri come to take back what’s theirs.
Sallah, no longer the last Tevian, returns to Aldegar with no choice but to enlist the help of the man she hates and the woman she once loved to see her son again.
As the Galactic Balance tips ever more towards chaos, time is running out to save Ales from the destructive forces he has unleashed.
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THE RABBIT HOLE PARADOX (ALICE THROUGH THE COSMOS BOOK 1) by Irina Gardiner
A brilliant astrophysicist, Alice Shaw and a trio of fellow scientists have been hired by the mysterious AZURA Space Exploration Corp. to work aboard the ASE Dinah, a state-of-the-art spacecraft bound for a YEARS mission to find the far off planet of Ravenia. The chance to find a world which may offer a second chance for the population of a dying Earth is something Alice could never refuse.
When a glitch in the Dinah’s navigation systems sends the team to the faraway planet of Quadrille instead, Alice is forced to face not only a powerful alien queen who took over the planet in the most horrific way possible but also the reality that her heart may open up in ways she never imagined. Excitement, danger, and most of all, love are all waiting for Alice and her crew when they fall through the rabbit hole. But will they be brave enough to embrace it?
ANTHELION (LOVE AND WAR BOOK 4) by R A Steffan
VS note: I’ve been enjoying this series so I pre-ordered.
After reports of a fatal hovercar accident outside the Capital—complete with a charred body and DNA identification—it seems at first that all is lost in the Shadow Wing’s quest to infiltrate the Premiere’s inner circle.
But one member of the vigilante group refuses to accept the evidence of his human comrade’s death. Draven knows Ash. He knows that devious mind, and more importantly, he knows the martyr complex that lies beneath it.
He should know. Draven is also a master at hiding. He’s done it for most of his life. Now, though, he’s done living in the shadows.
Can Draven track down a man who is so intent on not being found that he would stage his own death to prevent it? And if he does succeed in finding Ash, what then?
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DARKNESS RISING: ARCHANGEL PROJECT BOOK 5 by C Gockel
VS note: Scifi with hints of romantic elements (based on the reviews)
At the edge of the galaxy, a research station has gone dark…
Volka, 6T9, and Carl Sagan are called to help in the rescue mission … A mission that triggers telepathic nightmares in their starship so terrifying battle hardened Galactic Marines breakdown and weep.
They’re about to discover some nightmares are real.
The Darkness is Rising.
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DESTINED FOR THE DRAKARI WARLORDS: CELESTIAL MATES by Aurelia Skye and Kit Tunstall
One moment, Eva is on Earth, helping restore the destroyed planet, and the next, she’s whisked to a far-off galaxy, away from her parents and the other cyborgs and humans. She arrives in the middle of a mating ceremony for the two newest rulers, Vander and Virgo. The gorgeous green men are pure temptation, especially since they seem to believe she’s meant to be their mate, but Eva wants to go home. She controls her own destiny, not a blobby peach alien.
Life on Senufo is strange, and she longs for Earth…until her mates win her over, and she starts to fall in love. Is she truly stranded on Senufo as Freydon Rote, the meddling Celestial Mates agent, claims? Or is there a way back to Earth? Will she even want to find it once she surrenders to the tender seductions offered by her Drakari warlord mates?
TAKING CONTROL: AN ALPHA AND OMEGA DARK SCIFI ROMANCE (THE CONTROLLERS BOOK 1) by L V Lane
There is a war, and people with skills are deployed when and where it suits the cause. Even Omegas. Where necessary, they are allocated protection. A controller.
And they are told to submit fully to the controller. That it is recommended.
But the war brings many changes. Omegas must be protected at all costs and what was once a recommendation might soon become a mandate.
Eloise is an Omega, and with her first deployment imminent she has already decided that she won’t submit to full control—not while the law still protects her. But they haven’t allocated her to an ordinary controller, they’ve let the best of them fight for the right. And nothing is going to stop the one who comes out on top from claiming his prize.
JARDUN’S EMBRACE (KETAURRAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Rayna Tyler
Laria never planned to make an alien planet her permanent home, and she certainly never planned to get caught in the middle of a power struggle between members of the inhabitant’s ruling family. Things change when she is tasked with retrieving a package—a gorgeous male with intense jade green eyes, a body rippling with muscles, and shimmering scales begging to be touched.
Jardun is an elite warrior, a protector, a guardian to the ruler. When the leader is infected with a deadly toxin, and the physician capable of developing a cure is abducted, he turns to the humans, the only allies on the planet with the knowledge to assist with a rescue.
What he expects are males trained for combat, males who can help him complete his mission. What he gets is Laria, an intoxicating creature with eyes the color of the midday sky. The infuriating female can wield a blade better than any battle ready soldier, makes his tail twitch, and possesses the alluring scent of a mate.
With time running out and the future of both races depending on their success, can Jardun and Laria overcome their differences long enough to find the cure…and explore the connection growing between them?
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ALIEN HUNTER (VAXXLIAN MATES BOOK 5) by Sue Mercury and Sue Lyndon
The time has come for Zann, the most skilled operative the Vaxxlian military has ever known, to settle down and claim a human female as his own. But in the aftermath of the long, bloody war against the Irrcons, is he capable of showing his mate proper affection and tenderness? For too long he’s been shrouded in darkness, violent urges, and vengeful thoughts. He’s spent years hunting Vaxxlian enemies down, savoring the sound of their cries, and dispatching them without mercy.
One look at the human called Sasha, however, and Zann’s heart warms for the first time in ages. She’s the most beautiful creature he’s ever seen, and her gentle but resilient spirit captivates him. Perhaps he isn’t as cold and dark-hearted as he once believed. When convincing her to mate with him proves a challenge, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse. He might be buying her surrender, but he cannot imagine ever letting the precious female go.
Disgraced former Ambassador Sasha Embers only wants one thing–to clear her name and to mend relations between planets Tarrkollia and Earth after she’s caught up in an intergalactic incident involving a sleazy prince. …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
HAVEN – A POST APOCALYPTIC HAREM by Misty Vixen
When a medical marvel meant to change the very essence of humanity as a whole was unveiled, it did indeed change everything, but not in a way anyone was anticipating. A virus raged wildly out of control, consuming the whole world, turning half of humanity into mindless zombies, and half of the survivors into a variety of new species known now as the inhumans. In the decades that passed, society slowly began to rebuild and reform around these new realities.
Up until very recently, life on Earth could almost appear normal, if you weren’t in a particularly dangerous area. Unfortunately, that all changed when the virus, which had previously only affected humans, suddenly mutated and made the jump to inhumans. Now, the world is ripping itself apart again as an army of new, incredibly lethal variants of the undead roam the countryside, killing everything in their path. And now, the first winter since this latest development is falling across the land.
David was born in the decades after society collapsed, so he was well-suited to a life of having to travel often, scavenge for supplies, and fight the living dead (and sometimes the living). Over the past year, his outlook has slowly grown dimmer, and after the village he decides to spend the winter at falls, leaving him and just a few friends alone and outnumbered in the frozen wilderness, he has no idea how they’re going to survive.
OUTLIERS (THE DANANS BOOK 4) by Nhys Glover
Investigative blogger, Lauren Mitchell, was used to going the extra dangerous mile for a good story. But when she’s abducted by aliens and sold into slavery, that mile becomes light-years, and staying alive becomes the only story worth telling. That is until a cage-fighting Danan warrior risks his own freedom to gain hers. Then she’s left wondering if she’s jumped out of the frying pan and into a cosmic inferno.
Frai is an Outlier, sold into slavery as soon as he and his brothers reached adulthood. After long and bloody years fighting in the arena, he’d finally earned his freedom. So the last thing he expected to do was to turn around and offer up that prized freedom for a human woman.
However, the Danan mating urge cannot be denied, and he quickly realizes that he will do anything to keep his podmate safe, including risk his life and share her with his brothers. Whether he’ll also be willing to share her with those he’s considered the enemy his whole life, is another matter entirely.
SIO by C A Blocke
Set in a near-future environment, mega-corporations have taken over the most habitable of planets, creating domed utopias for their devoted employees. Everyone else has been shunted off to a multitude of mostly habitable planets and moons where they scrape by as farmers and tradesfolk, miners and merchants, bounty hunters and scavengers.
James Marks and his crew of scav trash operate their ship, SIO, on a mission to obtain a mysterious piece of new tech. It changes everything and leaves him stranded somewhere he doesn’t recognize with a cute, if not a bit annoying, tech scientist. James doesn’t know, when he first meets Michael, but his life is about to change in a very surprising way.
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ONE WORD KILL (IMPOSSIBLE TIMES BOOK 1) by Mark Lawrence
VS Note: A release of note this week…
In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.
Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help—now.
He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics. Challenge accepted.
PREGNANT BY THE ALIEN PRINCE (OUTER WORLDS BOOK 2) by Morgan Trinity
I knew him; I knew he wanted to attack the human colony himself, to control them, and use them to save his race from extinction. He was, after all, a warmonger of an alien race used to dominating everything in the galaxy.
But because of me, he was willing to make peace with humans, perhaps even to his own detriment.
That’s how much he loved me.
And I am willing to do whatever it takes to protect that love along with the small family he and I are creating together.
However, a light is shining on the dark secrets of my past, and the reasons behind my transformation into a hybrid of his race may carry far greater consequences for me and our unborn children.
PRIZE OF THE ALIEN CAPTAIN by Cordelia Archer
For thousands of years, the Elven Empire has dominated the universe, conquering every planet in its path and ruthlessly enslaving all who stand against it. Elf Captain Razan Allerias never questioned his duty, until he is rewarded by the Empress herself with a prize he never wanted: a human slave.
To Alex, freedom was only a distant myth. Born into slavery, abused by his former master, and sent to auction once his master tired of him, Alex learned to live by one rule: never trust an elf.
When he is bought by a captain in the Elven Armada, Alex wants nothing more than to do his duty as a companion slave and fulfill his master’s every desire. He never expected that the only thing his master would desire would be solitude.
Forced to share Razan’s intimate quarters, the two come to an agreement: stay out of each other’s way. Easier said than done. Before long, Razan realizes that Alex has become something much more than an unwanted houseguest. And as Alex gets to know the real Razan Allerias, he starts to wonder if maybe he should break his one rule.
STAR CROSSED (SCAEVEN MATES BOOK 1) by Heather Guerre
He’s duty-bound to protect her. Even if that means protecting her from himself.
Captain Lyra Hallas is no damsel in distress. Sure, she’s been abducted by an unknown alien race. And, yeah, those aliens are bigger, stronger, and more technologically advanced than humans can possibly compete with. And if that’s not enough, exposure to their bodily fluids reduces a woman to a shivering mess of sexual need. But Lyra’s spent her entire life fighting her way out of desperate situations, and she’s not about to give up now.
Asier Mor-Talis is a Scaeven Enforcer. He metes out justice—protecting the rest of the universe from the cruel, conquering nature of his own race. He’s incorruptible, driven by an innate sense of honor. But when he rescues a beautiful, clever human woman from a trafficking ring, all bets are off. Lyra is everything he could ever want in a mate, and the explosive attraction is a biological impulse that can’t be conquered. If he gives in, he shames himself, and destroys her life. If he doesn’t, he’ll lose her forever.
CAPTAIN RESCUER: RECOVER GALACTICA SERIES BOOK 1 by Lauren Brooks
2 years of caring for the engines on the Galactica would have made most people crazy, but Elaine thrived working with the glorious machines. Despite issues with a crew mate, Elaine was happy to escape the reality of losing her sister shortly before she joined the ship. What she didn’t know, was how deep the issues with her crew mate actually ran.
Captain Zion has been pining after his beautiful mechanic since the day he lay eyes on her. He knew she was meant to be his, but she was so closed off and quiet he couldn’t get her to court him. It takes a reality shifting strike from a trusted crew member for Zion’s control to snap and their future to begin. But will the traitor allow their happily ever after, or will the deep wound have lasting echoes across the entire crew?
DISSIDENT: TENTACLE HERO CHRONICLES by Emma Night
Raised on an island off the coast of Maine by her grandmother after a fatal car crash claimed her parent’s life, Dana Michaels hasn’t had an ordinary upbringing. Isolated, she had brief contact with the outside world until her grandmother dies, leaving her alone on the island.
One stormy day changes Dana’s life forever….
After her boat capsizes, Dana is sure she is going to die. The watery depths pull her under. The last thing she remembers is the blackness. She wakes up alone, on her island with the fleeting images of a man she’s seen before.
Dana’s grandmother told her stories of the merpeople, but Dana knows it’s more than just stories. She’s seen a mysterious man floating in the waves before and she believes he’s the one who saved her from drowning. She begs to see his face one last time so that she can thank him.
The legends are about to become real…
Even though contact with humans is forbidden, Daemon cannot stay away. He is drawn to the human woman who lives on the island that is sacred to his species. Created by the illicit union between a human woman and an alien male, Daemon isn’t a merperson…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
THE AURORA CONSPIRACY by Lexi Ander
Regin just wants to heal. After a terrible accident that maimed him, and nearly took his life and that of someone he loved, he’s spent the last several years licking his wounds on a mining station. With only six months left on his contract, he hopes to start a new life.
Then he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, and a ghost from the past arrives, reopening old wounds and leaving him convinced that no second chances could ever really come his way. But sorting out himself and his personal life won’t matter much if he can’t prevent a second catastrophe and save a whole lot more than two lives.
LIGHT: BOLT SAGA VOLUME 6 by Angel Payne
As Reece and Emma Richards await the biggest miracle of their lives, their anticipation is mixed with apprehension. The Consortium has fallen eerily silent, increasing the couple’s dread about the superpowered chaos being brewed by the cunning Faline and her growing army of brainwashed worshippers.
But the gift of a new life also brings a rush of new hope for the super duo, reconnecting Reece and Emma in ways they never imagined. Soon, the power of love spreads through the rest of Team Bolt. Celebrations are in order, and Faline’s wickedness is eclipsed—until Bolt and Flare are called to help with a bizarre search and rescue beneath LA’s bustling streets.
During the mission, the pair make a discovery that changes everything. As Reece and Emma discover their nemesis’s plans for global domination, they must face off with Faline in one last battle that will test their unity, push their limits, and force them to trust in their greatest power of all: the light of everlasting love.
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THE CAPTIVE MATE by C R Corbin
Helen’s mundane life as an accountant on Earth was beginning to improve, but it’s interrupted when she is suddenly abducted by a mysterious alien crime lord, Kaiso, and transported to his maximum security prison on a massive city orbiting a sun to await a mysterious fate.
Osorn, a tough Jzarian mercenary, accepts a contract from Kaiso’s rival to retrieve Helen from the sadistic crime lord’s clutches. Their escape from the ringed city is fraught with complications, however, as Osorn discovers that this curvy and beautiful human woman just might be the mate that he thought he would never find…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
VS SPECIAL NOTE: M K Eidem (of the GRIM series) has a new scifi romance release STEPHANIE’S CHALLENGE, which is apparently only available from her website.
AMERICAN WITCH by Thea Harrison
Power can change a person…For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.
Revenge can shape a person…Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.
Danger can bring them together…When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.
As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.
As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?
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IGNITE: A DARK KINGS NOVEL by Donna Grant
For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King—one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness—must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.
Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who—and what—he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?
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MORE TIME KISSED MOMENTS (KISS ACROSS TIME) by Tracey Cooper-Posey
Rafael is missing, with not a trace of him to be found, not even on the Timescape.
In a volume of interconnected short stories, snippets and conversations, Veris’ extended family of vampires and time jumpers comes together in unexpected ways, united by their need to find Rafael and get him back.
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DRAGON FIRE: VALE OF STARS (BOOK 3) by Juliette Cross
Wounded, with a target still on his back, Kieren Moonring has been hiding in the last place his Morgon enemies might find him—the Sisterhood of Light. In the human convent on the southern shores of Primus, his body heals quickly, but his soul is broken. Bitterness and fury fill that gaping chasm that was opened by the evil Larkosians.
While Sister Liana tends to the recovering Morgon man hiding in their convent, she can’t stop or disguise her growing attraction. What disturbs her more is when he begins to uncover her past that is best kept buried. Her secrets will only lead to more danger for herself…and for Kieren.
What angers him most about Liana is her unwavering belief that hope can cure the world. Her naïve and misguided ideals will get her killed. And when she becomes the next target…bloody hell, if he won’t murder the whole world to keep her safe.
THE BEAR’S RELUCTANT MATE (UNCONTROLLABLE SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by R E Butler
When paranormal romance author Juliette Parson’s latest manuscript is billed by her editor as being too “unrealistic,” it’s suggested she contact a shifter group for advice on her storyline. Writing about shifter romances is one thing, but meeting with a person who can change into an animal at will isn’t something Juliette ever thought she’d do. But if she wants her book to be believable, she needs to find someone to talk to about shifters.
The last thing alpha bear Cruz Miller wants to do with his free time is chat up a human writing a smutty story about shifters. But when his brother points out that their clan could angle the interview for some much-needed promotion for their shifter bar, he decides to give the author a chance to tell him how much she doesn’t know about shifters.
What he doesn’t expect is to take one look at the curvy redhead and explode into his shift. But he’s in the fur and she’s petrified, so what’s an alpha to do? Bide his time until he can shift back into his human form, explain she’s his mate, and that he’s ready to claim her good and hard, again and again. He just never counted on the feisty female having her own ideas about her future, and the fact that they don’t seem to include staying with him.
An alpha won’t give up without a fight, and Cruz is no different. He’ll show Juliette that he’s the right male for her – shifter or not – and that he can be as romantic as the males she writes about.
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JACK OF SPADES (THE PROPHECY BOOK 1) by Lizzie Delaney
Alex figures a job at a local newspaper working for a mild-mannered editor-in-chief, Jack, would be easy.
She couldn’t be more wrong.
Because Jack isn’t as innocent as he seems. In his world, ancient vampires lie in wait, and powerful dark spells threaten all that Alex holds dear.
At least the Fae Brethren, four hunky men who can wield magic, swear to protect Alex. The guardian fae believe Alex is part of an ancient prophecy that promises to rid the city of the evil lurking in its shadows.
But if Jack discovers her connection to the Fae, whom she is falling hard for, he will use Alex to destroy them.
THE PROTECTORS, VOLUME 2 by Hazel Gower
For eleven years Nara and her mother were held captive by demons. Nara had no hope of a future and didn’t even dream of escaping. When she and the other captives are saved by her long-lost sister, Remy, and the shifters Remy calls friends, her life changes, and suddenly Nara has options she never imagined, and a chance at a relationship.
Grayson says he’s her mate, but she has just gained her freedom and is unsure of what she wants. Nara asks him to give her space to come to terms with her new life and decide what goal she wants to work toward. The issue now is she has so many options it’s difficult to choose.
Grayson was only months away from his hundredth year and letting his animal take over and going feral. He had no hope until he helped rescue his friend’s mate and her family, and in doing so, he found his own mate…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
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KETO’S TALE (MONSTERS AND GARGOYLES BOOK 2) by Lacey Carter Anderson
Don’t swim in my waters…I’ve got a bad reputation, and all because of my jackass brother. Yes, I’m known as the mother of all sea monsters. And yes, I can control powerful creatures who kill and destroy on my command.
But no, I’m not actually in charge. I’m my brother’s slave.
So, life sucks just about as much as it possibly can. At least that’s what I thought until my brother decides I’m more useful sacrificed to angry sea dragons who despise mermaids. And when I see gargoyles heading straight for me, all I’m left wondering is who will kill me first, the winged monster-hunters, or the angry sea dragons.
What I don’t expect? The gargoyles don’t know who or what I am. So maybe, just maybe, if I can hide my identity long enough, I’ll survive. But it might take a little distraction to accomplish. The thing is, I don’t think I mind distracting four hard-as-stone gargoyles who can’t stop staring. As long as at the end of this, I don’t end up with my head on a platter.
LOST LITTLE WOLF by N K Vir
The taste of victory was, indeed, sweet but short lived…
The Trinity has returned and this time Adam can do nothing to stop them except to offer a warning…A warning that comes too late. Kane has resurrected its oldest law; an attack on the Historian equals death. He is hunting a new target, Tanith; a shifter with memories that barely span a decade. But memories are like everything else; the sometimes come back. Unsure of what to believe Tanith is forced to rely on the very person she tried to kill.
Wills’ knowledge stretches well beyond all of the other Historians that have preceded her; but her new found knowledge has come with a very steep price. Kieran’s power has grown but he still has trouble controlling his magick. When he accidentally injures the woman he loves he makes a dangerous vow that might jeopardize them all.
Feeling powerless the Sinclair Witch and the Historian take dangerous roads and find themselves regressing; brushing against magick so old, so ancient that it has the possibility to unweave the delicate bond they’ve formed.
WHO WANTS FOREVER (EMERALD ISLE ENCHANTMENT) by Dena Garson
After centuries of searching for his heartmate Amarande Maniaci signs up for the Bachelor Trials being held at Tullamore Castle by the Vampire Council of Lords in hopes that he’ll find a satisfactory mate. On the first night of the competition he spots a woman who sparks life in his long dead heart. No matter how much he tries to remain focused on his goal, he cannot fight his attraction to Reaghan. It is a shame she is human…or so he thinks…
When Reaghan’s cousin, the fae queen, asked her to travel to the human realm and find the daughter of one of the First Families, she hoped she could make it through the vampire clan meetings undetected and unscathed. She didn’t count on being distracted by Amarande, the lethal, yet oh so sexy vampire enforcer. If only he wasn’t a vampire…
But the threat of another vampire-war war looms. If Reaghan doesn’t return in time with the information the queen needs, the three hundred year old peace treaty between the races could fail. But a fae disguised as a human, looking for a missing fae, without the use of her powers is a lot harder that it seems. Especially when someone doesn’t want news of the girl making its way back to the queen.
Reaghan and Amarande’s new found love may be the only thing standing between the real villain and a world on fire.
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DEADLY COURTSHIP (THE HANDS OF DESTIN BOOK 2) by Jaycee Jarvis
Han-Triguard Magdalena turned her back on her heritage and her family in order to pursue life as a Hand, honor bound to serve as a Protector in the tropical market town of Trimble. She never regrets putting duty first, until a string of brutal murders changes everything.
Her former lover, the attractive musician Jasper, stands accused. Madi knows the gentle empath could never kill anyone, but her word alone is not enough to protect him. Even worse, one of the other victims is a member of her old clan, for whom justice is entirely out of reach.
As Madi begins to question the demands of her job, Jasper asks her to give safe haven to his brother’s orphans. With the children, Jasper has the family he’s always wanted, a dream Madi has never shared. Living in close quarters, their attraction combusts while Madi is beset by unwanted tenderness for the children.
With a new determination, Madi vows to protect their future, make peace with her past, and maybe find a love worth fighting for. If only she can stop the killer in time.
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GUARDIAN OF THE PINES (THE WINDBORN BOOK 2) by Laurel Wanrow
At sixteen, Cor can protect trees with his magic, but his lonely life is full of secrets. He could accept a role in the family business in the city, but his magic draws him to a hidden island of ancient pines. They. Are. Brilliant. And on the brink of extinction. Cor can save them, if only the elders will let him help.
Is it his youth? Or because he’s different?
Novice witch Fern becomes caught up in Cor’s quest. Her magical mistakes anger the elders and foul up her boyfriend relationship, yet Cor’s yearning speaks to her, and they each reshape their goals.
When Cor befriends Oyster, an island boy waging his own quiet battle, things get freakin’ harder. Cor’s struggle to understand the magical power of the massive pines is just as challenging as discovering his even more powerful feelings for Oyster.
If Cor wants to save the Pines and not lose Oyster, he will have to do something he’s never done—let Oyster and the others see who he really is.
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A WILDERNESS OF GLASS by Grace Draven
VS Note: A re-release. Was in the Seasons of Sorcery anthology. I enjoyed the story, very different…
The treacherous waters of the Gray have widowed many women in the village of Ancilar. But the sea gives back as well as takes away, something Brida Gazi discovers one bleak autumn morning while harvesting sea wrack on its storm-battered shore.
Wounded and stranded ashore, the merman Ahtin lies dying among the tidal pools until a land-walker woman, who can call forth magic with a mysterious flute, rescues him. Ahtin finds himself unable to resist Brida’s allure – or her magic – despite the risk to himself and his people.
But Ahtin isn’t alone in his fascination. Another, driven by bitterness and relentless purpose, seeks Brida and her unusual talent to manipulate for his own schemes, and neither Ahtin’s devotion nor the sea’s ancient sorcery will stop him from realizing those ambitions.
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THE SUN REVOLVES AROUND APOLLO (THE GODS ARE BACK IN TOWN BOOK 2) by Serena Akeroyd
A few months ago, Ella was a ghost.
Hades, the God of the Underworld, brought her back to life as a boon to his beloved wife, Cressy, but things kinda unraveled when Ella met Zeus. Saying it all went Pete Tong is just an understatement.
Now, she’s back on Earth in a body, but it isn’t hers. She has a name too, and it isn’t Ella.
What happens when a soul takes over another’s body?
Well, it starts to look like demon possession.
Fearing her ‘mom’ will bring in an exorcist, Ella agrees to stay in a rehab center where she accidentally meets Achilles and Pollux, guardians of the god Apollo. They’re busy getting it on, and Ella is quite happy to hang around for the show. Until they realize she’s snooping, of course.
Face-palm or what?
But the meeting is a revelation, and through them, she meets Castor and the god himself: Apollo.
As the second in Zeus’ baby-making scheme, Ella is Apollo’s bride. But her lineage is sired by Helios, the God who brings the sun out after a long night, and Apollo? He powers the sun itself.
When these two get together, more than sparks fly, the sun itself starts to storm.
With the world unexpectedly in peril, Ella and her four husbands have to right the wrong they inadvertently committed when they danced the horizontal tango.
Can they save the world in time?
GREAT CHIEF (CHAINS OF HONOR BOOK 4) by Lindsay Buroker
VS Note: Not clear to me if there’s a romance but I love her writing.
Yanko White Fox is used to expectations.
Since he was a small boy, his father has expected him to become a powerful mage and redeem his family’s honor. Even if his heart was elsewhere, Yanko always accepted his responsibility. He’s learned all he can about magic, practiced to become powerful, and fought great evil to free thousands of imprisoned people.
But it’s not enough.
Prince Zirabo tasks him with claiming a new land for their nation and keeping it out of the hands of all those who covet it. Even though Yanko has a few good friends to help him, he’s daunted by the enormity of the task. But securing the continent and turning it into a lush farmland may be the only way to end the civil war at home and bring peace to people who are hungry, beleaguered, and divided.
Yanko will have to use all of his power and draw upon everything he’s learned to succeed and bring peace to his war-torn nation. If he can’t, he’ll lose his home, his family, and all that he loves.
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LYCANS AND LEGENDS: A STEAMPUNK FAIRY TALE (STEAMPUNK RED RIDING HOOD BOOK 6) by Melanie Karsak
Someone is trying to assassinate the Queen.
After stopping a mysterious preternatural assailant wielding an enchanted dagger, Clemeny is on the hunt. Why is someone after Victoria? To find answers, Clemeny Louvel must travel to the one place she’s been avoiding, the Summer Country. Among the mist and standing stones, secrets about her case—and herself—are hiding. An ancient grudge with roots deep in the heart of Britannia is about to unfold on the Victorian stage.
Unless Clemeny can stop it first.
WHERE SONG REPLACES SILENCE by Layla Dorine
Raze halts his midnight joy ride to give chase to twinkling lights that appear in the road before him and then lead him deep into a forest, where he falls into another world. There, magic is real, wishes are granted, and no one is considered odd or out of place.
Raze has never fit in anywhere in his own world and uses his angry attitude to keep others at bay and mask his anxieties and fears in this new place. A dangerous combination in Loas, where rudeness is frowned upon and foul language can land him in a dungeon.
Rurin, an inhabitant of Loas, tries to teach Raze about their world, its magic and its residents, but he faces Raze’s stubborn resistance at every turn. Bitter about his past, pessimistic about his future, Raze sees what could be, but he struggles to accept it. In the meantime, his encounters with the Fae range from hostile sarcasm to potential danger. While he attempts to keep the promises he’s made to Rurin and follow the rules laid out for him, Raze grows more and more curious about the place where he’s landed. It’s too bad he keeps making poor choices.
As the connection between them grows, Rurin works to keep Raze from being banished, but Raze may be cast out of the Loas before he has the opportunity to discover the true reason he was led there in the first place.
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ANUBIS: DEATH’S MISTRESS (NEW SENTINELS BOOK 6) by Erik Schubach
Professor Aya Bane, self proclaimed Indiana Jones of archeology (yes, she may be that much of a geek) finds herself thrown into a world of ancient gods and unexplained murders in Egypt while on a dig.
Called in for a consult to an excavation at a suspected temple of Anubis, god of the underworld, she is embroiled in a series of fantastical events. Her dreams are filled with visions of a deadly woman with a jackal’s head, committing the murders attributed to a serial killer called the Pharaoh, leaving the victims as mummified husks.
With Lazarus involved, it is just a matter of time before the New Sentinels arrive to aid Aya and her newfound allies, as she tries to understand what is happening with her.
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PRINCESS AVENGER (QUEEN MAKER SAGA BOOK 1) by Bernadette Rowley
…an avenging princess, determined to protect her citizens from her tyrannical father. Alecia’s only worth is to have a son, who will be heir to the kingdom.
…a dangerous shifter, tasked with guarding a princess who refuses to be shielded from danger. Vard’s dark secret could spell the end of the woman he’s sworn to protect.
And yet, when thrown together, neither of them can deny the forbidden attraction. As their lives spin out of control, will love be enough to pull them from the vortex and perhaps save the kingdom?
SEA STORM (THE LUNAFRIYA CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Elise H Ford
Cora has saved her best friend and the other missing women from town from the Nereus tribe. After returning back to Nereus City, she discovers that Jett, the mer-man that she has fallen in love with, is dead. She uses her healing Lunafriya powers to bring him back to life. Many months pass until she receives her first Lunafriya mission, to introduce herself to all seven of the mer-tribes, and stop the constant wars between them.
THE MAN BEHIND THE FOX by Amalia Altman
Working at a coffee shop and sharing a flat with her best friends, Cassidy Atkins leads a rather uneventful and ordinary life, but not for long. When she comes across an injured fox near the edge of the woods that run behind her house, she can’t help but bring the animal home. When she lets it rest in her garden shed while she nurses it back to health, though, she would never expect to face this unworldly truth…
Thomas Fawkes has been hiding his secret for decades; the man and the fox are one and the same; he is a shapeshifter. Long ago, shapeshifters were the familiars of witches, but they gained power and independence when the two were separated. Life for shapeshifters has been relatively peaceful – all until now. When he is discovered by Cassidy and his whole identity is compromised, will he choose to run or trust her? (…more blurb on ebook seller page…)
DRAGON’S OMEGA BRIDE (SHIFTER MARRIAGE SERVICE) by Sky Winters
I was an omega in distress.
He was a handsome billionaire dragon,
that whispered sweet nothings in my ear.
I wanted to believe his whispers.
I wanted to believe we could have a real future.
But he is a bad dragon.
All hard abs and a giant… EGO.
He is driven only by success.
Our future won’t have love.
Our future won’t have babies.
It’s all in the marriage contract.
THE VALKYRIE’S QUEEN (JEWELLED WINGS BOOK 2) by Quinn Arthurs
Emberly has already learned that danger can be masked by the most innocent of faces, and now she must continue playing the political chess match of her new life amongst the royal family. Saradin is out for revenge against both Emberly and Ardenia and the threat of war hangs heavily over their heads. Even as things are heating up between her and her princes, Suneel, Jett, Blaine, Hunter, and Flynn, Emberly must be careful not to let herself be burned by the flames and to keep her head clear enough to see the darkness hiding in the shadows. Blood, corruption, and a thirst for power are exposed as the secrets of the Guardians are revealed. Emberly must decide if the truth is worth disturbing the poisonous lies that weave through her world. Will all of her struggles be for nothing, or is there a ray of hope for The Valkyries’ Queen?
QUEEN OF SPADES (BLACK CARTES BOOK 1) by Abby James
To keep Fed and mum safe, I’m forced to work for two shysters, who’d sell my ass for a quarter. And my only power is the ability to detect it in others. Hardly enough to stand up to the forces trickling through from the veiled realm and the three hunky paranormals that are on my tail.
Could life get any suckier?
Yes it could…
I’m accused of seam breaches.
A hot retriever has arrived to take me back to Astral Solar to stand trial. A sexy sorcerer wants to make me pay for something I didn’t know I did, and the hunky skinwalker lurking around my apartment knows way too much personal information.
I need my pack of cards, and a glimpse of the future. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
A WITCH FOR MR DARCY by Jessica L Jackson
Miss Lizzy Bennet realizes one early autumn morning that a change has occurred in their Hertfordshire neighborhood. Sure knowledge—a magical gift—tells her that someone is coming. Or something? Or…both? Something sinister…something good. Which is it? Could it be Mr. Darcy, their new neighbor’s enigmatic guest? He has his own gift, one that is haunting and painful. Will she be able to help him, even though so many other events are affecting life at Longbourn House?
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy can hardly take his gaze off of Miss Elizabeth’s charming countenance. He has heard through the servants’ grapevine that she is a witch. An honest-to-God witch, not just an herbalist. He needs a wife. He knows he does. But, will Miss Elizabeth be the best option for someone like himself? Someone troubled? He needs to find out.
KNIGHTS OF OBSIDIAN (OBSIDIAN QUEEN BOOK 3) by Shannon Lynn Cook
It’s been a rough couple of days for twenty-two-year-old Madeline Bennet, the newest (and most reluctant) member of Gray’s renowned team of knight marshals. Not only did her shadow creatures create a forest fire that’s burning down western Colorado, but she has no idea where to find the thresholds so she can send the beasts back to the land from which they came. (Or even how to openthem.)
On top of that, her parents have figured out something is amiss with her magic, Rafe has taken off on a wild pixie chase, and the status of her relationship with a certain too-hot-to-handle member of her team is firmly seated in the region of “it’s complicated.”
What Madeline needs is a good, old-fashioned vacation, even if it comes in the form of a job. With her hairless cat in tow, she heads to Las Vegas with the guys, desperately hoping the shadow creatures will stay in hiding long enough for her sort through her feelings, find answers to her questions about her Obsidian magic, and catch a magic-thieving criminal prowling the largest fashion convention of the year.
If she gets a chance to buy a few pairs of heels to replace the ones that went up in smoke, that would be all right too.
POISON GARDEN (THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DEADLY BOOK 1) by Tessa Tempest
They came like the wind to the poisonous garden where I’m held captive: four savage Viking warriors unstuck from their place in time. Strangers, but their rugged beautiful faces have haunted my dreams for as long as I can remember.
They whisper sweet words and promises of the home I’ve never known. A way out of this life I’m ensnared in. They lavish me with their attention and their touch.
But how can I trust them when all anyone’s ever wanted from me was a path to power?
They say they’re here for me, but many have come before them to undertake my poison trial. One by one they’ve braved a kiss from my poison-laced lips. Any man who survives it may seize the throne and lay claim to the richest kingdom in the Eleven Realms. It’s more likely they only want to woo me into sparing their lives.
Especially with the king on his deathbed and the sharks circling. If a successor isn’t chosen through the trial by week’s end, outsiders threaten to take the kingdom by force.
Now, even if what these warriors say is true and I plot an escape with them, we’re playing a dangerous game. The queen has her sights on keeping these warriors for her own.
In this game for the throne, the queen will spare nothing to keep hold of what’s hers.
Including our lives.
CHAINED (THE BUREAU BOOK 4) by Kim Fielding
VS Note: One clicked this one. I’ve enjoyed the other books by her that I’ve read.
An agent for the Bureau of Trans-Species Affairs? That’s the best job in the world. And it’s enough for Terry Brandt, who doesn’t need personal relationships complicating his life. His newest assignment puts him undercover, investigating a Hollywood agent who may have some evil tricks up his sleeve.
Edge is not the man he appears to be. Although he’s a member of the Hollywood agent’s security staff, his true situation is darker and deeper than that. Ordered to seduce the new prospect, Edge finds himself caught in conflicting loyalties.
Haunted by their pasts and tied up in secrets, neither Terry nor Edge can afford to allow passion to interfere with duty. And with danger dogging them, it’s impossible to envision a future together.
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SASSY BRIDE (SIREN SONG SERIES BOOK 3) by Gracen Miller
A lonely vampire yearning for change. A sorceress craving a new life. A mess that must be sorted before death swallows their happy ever after.
First of his kind, Markus “Raptor” Katz is a vampire who kills without remorse. While he has waited centuries for his bride, he wasn’t prepared for her to walk into Sassy Wolfe. He also wasn’t prepared for her to be his equal.
Lexi Baker is a loner with a chip on her shoulder. Tired of running from those who want her dead, a lifetime of hiding has made her skilled and untrusting. When she stumbles upon Markus in a chance psychic meeting, she didn’t count on him being more than her weakness.
However, danger lurks behind every corner as the past catches up to Markus in Blue Creek, and Lexi is dragged along for the bumpy ride.
CRUEL FATE by Kelley Armstrong
Three years after discovering that her biological parents are convicted serial killers, Olivia finally has her life back, and it’s better than ever. She loves her new job, as investigator for notorious defense attorney Gabriel Walsh. She has Gabriel, too, as they settle in together, dividing their time between Chicago and Cainsville. Olivia’s also settled into her role as the legendary Mallt-y-Nos to Cainsville’s fae population.
The only dream unfulfilled is seeing her father freed from jail, where he’s been wrongly imprisoned for over twenty years. Now that wish is finally coming true. Todd Larsen is a free man. Someone, however, doesn’t want him to stay that way. Todd may have been in prison for crimes he didn’t commit, but there’s one he did—the murder of a serial killer, whose death launched the chain of events that led to Todd’s incarceration.
Before Todd can settle in with Olivia and Gabriel, the body of his one and only victim surfaces, along with planted clues directing the police to their doorstep. Does someone have a personal grudge against Todd? Or is it a fae targeting Olivia with the one threat she can’t ignore? Olivia needs to find out who’s behind this, before her father is ripped from her again…for good this time.
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IMMORTALLY CURSED (IMMORTALLY CURSED #1) by S A Bayne and Stephanie Rowe
Justine Bennett’s life isn’t the one you’d want for all eternity, which is exactly how long she’s going to have to live it.
She’s the sword-wielding Guardian for the Goblet of Eternal Youth, which is currently masquerading as a shape-shifting espresso machine in a fancy New York City condo. Being an immortal badass in the City that Never Sleeps sounds exciting, but Justine hasn’t gotten to behead anyone in centuries, the celibacy oath she took two hundred years ago is getting to her, and her dead mom is being hotly pursued by a lovesick Satan.
But then Derek LaValle, a no-carb pretzel mogul cursed to die in a week, shows up at Justine’s door to behead her and steal the Goblet. If he fails, both he and his twin will succumb to the curse, so this handsome hunk of deliciousness is not going to let anything stop him. He’s charming, tempting-as-hell, and extremely determined, all the things that Justine needs to amp up her life.
Unfortunately, if Justine makes even one mistake, her mom will end up as Satan’s love pancake, and her own soul will be destined for an eternity in the Chamber of Unspeakable Horrors.
Derek, however, can’t afford to fail either, which means one of them needs to die. But when high-octane attraction blooms between them, killing each other no longer seems like a fantastic option. With such high stakes, they better figure it out fast, or Satan dating her mom will become the least of their worries.
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RULES OF STONE: GREAT FALLS ACADEMY EPISODE ONE by Alex Lidell
Lera was once human. Now, with dark magic leaking into the mortal world, Lera and her four fae warriors must protect her home realm – even if that means going undercover to a human military academy. But when a sudden, terrible accident melds the males with their human disguise, everything changes. Now it’s up to Lera to make her mates remember themselves, their mission, and her, before the entire mortal world pays the price.
River, Shade, Tye, and Coal can’t overlook the gorgeous new cadet who’s just arrived at Great Falls Academy, but when the tantalizing Lera starts breaking rules and ignoring orders, the four senior officers intend to put her in her place. Lera will learn or she will quit—that is just how Great Falls works.
FALLING FOR THE BEAST by Sky Warren
VS Note: Previously published. Author states it has been revised.
He can never turn back into a prince...A troubling revelation puts Blake’s newfound career in jeopardy–and even worse, puts Erin’s impending graduation at risk. He can’t risk her future no matter how much he wants her.
She will never have a happily ever after…A dark legacy threatens everything they’ve worked to build. When old debt comes between them, both Blake and Erin must fight to protect each other–and their love.
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THE UNBOUND EMPIRE (SWORDS AND FIRE BOOK 3) by Melissa Caruso
While winter snows keep the Witch Lord Ruven’s invading armies at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Raverran Empire forever, earning the enmity of those in power who will do anything to keep all magic under tight imperial control. But in the season of the Serene City’s great masquerade, Ruven executes a devastating surprise strike at the heart of the Empire – and at everything Amalia holds most dear.
To stand a chance of defeating Ruven, Amalia and Zaira must face their worst nightmares, expose their deepest secrets, and unleash Zaira’s most devastating fire.
BAD FAE RISING (THE PARANORMAL PI FILES BOOK 3) by Jenna Wolfhart
I’m Clark Cavanaugh: mind reader, bad-ass investigator, and half-fae with questionable taste in guys.
Just when I think life at the Crimson Court is finally calming down, a cunning stranger gives me an ultimatum. If I don’t find and kill a rogue vampire by the end of the week, my secret will be revealed to the world. Balor, my alluring fae prince, will finally learn the dark truth about my past.
Basically, I’m being blackmailed.
As if that weren’t bad enough, the fight for Balor’s throne is on. He needs my help, or he could lose his Court forever. But helping him means risking everything…
Now, I face an impossible choice. Do I stand by his side? Or do I run?
THE MARRIAGE OF TIME (CALLED BY A VIKING SERIES) by Mariah Stone
Boston, 2019. Mia is desperate to protect her unborn child. Under her mafia boyfriend’s watchful eye, the pediatrician is out of options until a Norn transports her back in time. Swept off her feet by a muscular Norseman who calls her his betrothed, she plays along for safety until his touch gives her so much more…
Norway, 874. Hakon the Beast’s offer to marry the daughter of his enemy is part of a murderous scheme. Obsessed with destroying the king who killed his mother, he expects to feel nothing for his bride. But when she’s the complete opposite of what he expected, Hakon’s cold-blooded quest could melt under his burning desire.
When a deadly outbreak reveals both of their secrets, Mia and Hakon realize their fiery romance may not be enough to keep them alive. With centuries between them, can Mia and Hakon find a way to cling tightly to love?
SAVAGE DRAGON (EARTH DRAGON BOOK 2) by Charlene Hartnady
VS note: Author states book ends on a mini cliffhanger…
Depressed about where her life is taking her, wolf shifter Demi decides to go for a long run in the forest. Stretching her legs helps clear her mind. It helps unravel the stress building inside her. One terrible moment in time changed everything. She can’t come to terms with what’s expected of her. Her whole life is suddenly leading to one moment. One destiny that was never meant to be hers. One she doesn’t want. One she can’t escape.
Lost in her own thoughts, she realizes too late that a vicious beast has been hunting her. A shifter of a different kind. This one is massive and scaly with wings as wide as the bridge over Vale Creek. His mouth is filled with long, sharp teeth. He has murder in his eyes, which are focused on her. Demi has always been led to believe that dragons are majestic creatures. Strong yet compassionate. Not this one!This dragon is savage. A beast so feral he’s having trouble shifting back to his human form.
It’s her one opportunity for escape. Even though there is little chance of survival, Demi is going to fight him with everything she has. A wolf shifter is, after all, no match for a powerful beast such as this. Little does she know, he has no intention of killing her. In fact, the opposite is true. If she knew what he was thinking, she’d run faster, fight harder.
A PACK OF BLOOD AND LIES (THE BOULDER WOLVES BOOK 1) by Olivia Wildenstein
Three months shy of her eighteenth birthday, Ness is forced to return to Colorado. Even though it’s been six years, and the wolves of her all-male pack don’t recognize her, she recognizes them. People who shun others because of their gender are hard to forget.
Especially Liam Kolane—son of Heath, the crudest and cruelest Alpha to have ruled the Boulder Pack. Liam is as handsome as he is infuriating, as kind as he is punishing, and he makes Ness’s traitorous heart race, which isn’t good. After all, he’s a Kolane. Like father like son, right?
When Heath dies, Liam vies to become the new Alpha and no one dares challenge him. Except Ness. Thus begins a treacherous game. The rules: winner takes all…including loser’s life.
SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY: FRESHMAN WITCH by Ingrid Seymour and Katie French
Since it came out on the news that Supernaturals exist, I’ve heard they can do spells, shapeshift, live forever, you name it. Wonderful, right? Whatever.
In my world—where I’m homeless and spend my time avoiding rats and meth heads—magic sounds like major BS. But, when I’m accused of stealing and they’re about to arrest me, the item I took disappears from my hand as if by magic. WTF?
Just like that, the Supernatural Academy swoops in and recruits me. But I don’t belong there, and everyone else agrees, including, Rowan Underwood, this rich and annoyingly handsome warlock who has it in for me. He’s investigating the theft of magical artifacts, and he thinks I’m involved…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
SHADOW OF THE WOLF (CENTRAL CITY WOLF CHRONICLES SERIES) by Amelia Wilson
There are two Ryland Ikers. One is the alpha of the Rogues, strict and aggressive. The other longs to love and be loved, but is lost in a war against his past. Krista prefers the latter, and longs to give her heart to him as his mate. But love is hard when you’re a psychic, and the future is always uncertain. Time is running out for the psychic and the alpha. A curse runs rampant through Ryland, and Krista needs to get her powers in check to stop a violent force from appearing. Shifters are going missing, murdered around Central City while a dark shadow blanket over the shifter factions. Can Krista and Ryland’s love blossom? Or will the darkness claim them forever?
HAUNTED MELODY: A GHOST STORY by Alyson Santos
VS Note: I started reading the reviews to see what the book was about, read the Look Inside and one clicked. The characters grabbed me already!
They say death is the end. I thought so too until I learned it’s just the beginning.
VS Note: In the mood to hilite my ‘disaster movie’ type books today! With romance of course!
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.
I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…
I check and verify all the buy links at the time I create the post but after that I’m not responsible.