New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday November 14

gabe badari warriorsA new release from yours truly this week – book #5 in the Badari Warriors!

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).

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GABE: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 5) by Veronica Scott

Gabe Carter, hotshot pilot and ex-Special Forces soldier, is far from his home in the human Sectors, kidnapped by alien scientists to be the subject of horrifying experiments. Shot down by the enemy over desolate territory far from his Badari allies and gravely injured, Gabe’s only hope is a mysterious woman on the run herself.

Keshara has to decide whether to abandon the human to die of his injuries on a windswept mountain top or give up her own quest for freedom and take him to a place he can be helped. The undeniable spark between them complicates matters.
His attraction to her is off the charts but when she betrays him to the Khagrish enemy, Gabe doesn’t know what to believe. Trapped inside an alien lab bursting with mysteries and lies, his only hope may be to trust her…again.

Because the renegade alien scientist running her own private experiments wants to use him to accomplish her goals and perpetuate the evil, no matter what she has to do to ensure his compliance. Keshara’s life hangs in the balance and Gabe has to make a choice.

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dark cureDARK CURE (REFUGE BOOK 6) by Cynthia Sax

VS note: I’m one of the avid readers of these REFUGE series books who pestered Cynthia to give the medic her own story so you know I had this one pre-ordered!

A warrior seeking forever faces a medic living in the moment.

Gisella, the Refuge’s medic, is dedicated to her role. She doesn’t have the space in her lifespan for love, a mate, or children. Healing is her entire focus.

But she’s also a female in her prime. She has needs, wants, cravings…especially for a scarred, long-haired barbarian warrior temporarily residing in the settlement. One fierce, soul-blasting, passion-filled encounter is all she is willing to give him before she returns to her duties.

Oghul, a Chamele Warlord’s Second-In-Command, has waited his entire lifespan to find his gerel, the being fated to be his. He’s thrilled to discover she wants him as savagely as he yearns for her.

His little human medic appeals to his primitive possessive side. Greatly. He wants to stamp his ownership all over her bountiful curves, take her back to his home planet, claim his fiery female permanently.

When Carinae E’s solitary sun rises, two determined beings with very different desires find their lifespans entwined. Their battle for emotional supremacy will span systems and alter destinies.

The universe will never be the same.

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krinar exposeTHE KRINAR EXPOSE by Anna  Zaires and Hettie Ivers

What happens in an alien sex club stays in an alien sex club, right?

Well… not if you pen an exposé on the place. And certainly not if you omit the fact that the experiences in the article are your own.

Or if the Krinar you’ve hooked up with is the club’s owner, whose many kinks involve blackmail and mind games.

For a young journalist out to prove herself, it’s all about landing the next big story.

Until it becomes all about landing in a possessive alien’s penthouse bed.

NOTE: This full-length novel combines two previously published works—The X-Club, a short story by Anna Zaires, and Vair, the sequel written by Hettie Ivers. It also contains an all-new, expanded ending and an epilogue featuring Mia & Korum.

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ascension book 3ASCENSION SAGA  (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES) BOOKS 3, 4 & 5 by Grace Goodwin

VS Note: All 3 books come out on NOV 15 – here’s the blurb and link for Book 3:

Although Trinity grew up on Earth, she’s Aleran. She’s been chosen by the artificial intelligence that bestows special gifts upon those deemed worthy. She’s been chosen to rule. To lead the planet and avoid the rising tides of war.

Leo is hers. She feels the truth every time he touches her. But enemies hunt them, her sisters are off on dangerous missions of their own, the queen is still missing, and in the royal court, nothing is what is seems.

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frostFROST: QURILIXEN WORLD NOVELLA (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) (GALAXY MAIL ORDER ALIEN BRIDES BOOK 5) by Michelle M Pillow

Alpha male alien Edur (aka Frost Chaos) will do anything to escape his ice tundra of a home planet. He’ll even convince his brothers to jump onboard a bride procurement spaceship bound for Earth… which to be honest he should have vetted a little better.

Galaxy Brides promises a land of untold beauties just waiting for strong alien men to come and abduct them away.

Galaxy Brides promises a lot of things they can’t deliver. Galaxy Brides should maybe not be in business.

Journalist Meg Taylor had no problem leaving her big city life behind to come home to care for her sick father, but she does miss the excitement of chasing a story. When rumors of a blue hockey player surface in her small town, she can’t resist. But following Frost home will give her more story than she bargained for–dangerous mercenaries, spaceships, intrigue, and a sexy blue-skinned alien looking for more than a one night stand.

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sharing a mateSHARING A MATE: A KINDRED TALES M/F/M NOVEL (BRIDES OF THE KINDRED) by Evangeline Anderson

Dr. Kayla Smith is a strong, independent woman with several prestigious degrees in Xenobiology and Chemistry. She lives and works on the Mother Ship and shares a lab with her two best friends, Dr. Bron–a huge Beast Kindred who is also a decorated microbiologist and Dr. Sorin, a Blood Kindred and award-winning virologist. The three of them work and play together but Kayla is afraid to act on her feelings for either Kindred because she knows that picking one means losing the other.

Then comes the Great Needing.

When Xi-46, a virulent aphrodisiac, is introduced into the Kindred Mother Ship through the air vents, Kayla is one of the women affected. Her desperate need can only be slaked with the help of a male and she gets help from both of her friends. Afterwards, they expect her to choose between them…but Kayla can’t–she loves them both.

Now they must go on a desperate mission to find the source of Xi-46 and try to create an antidote. But the further they go, the more Kayla realizes she needs both men in her life…and they need each other as well, though neither one wants to admit it.
Can Bron and Sorin learn to share a mate?
Can Kayla convince them that the three of them belong together?
Or will the horrors they suffer at the house of Mother Pain tear them apart?
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blind fallBLIND FALL (STOLEN BY AN ALIEN BOOK 5) by Amanda Milo

I was gifted as a slave-bride to an alien giant.
That’s the start of my day. At least I have my guide dog, Kota, with me. I’d be lost without her… literally.
Yes. I’m blind.
And our new alien owner is kind enough that he’s not holding me to the wife or slave deal even though that’s what I was intended for. We’ve basically been dropped into a scene from Little House on the Alien Prairie, complete with his one-room cabin, and he’s been the perfect gentleman. He’s pretty great, and I’m actually starting to wish I could take him home with me.
He doesn’t know it yet, but the threat of him going into ‘rut’ is no longer a deterrent.

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distant memoryDISTANT MEMORY (SOLUM SERIES BOOK 3) by Colleen S Myers

The E’mani kidnapped her friend, her former lover, and Elizabeth Camden vowed to get him back. In the process, she learns the truth about herself, the full truth, and finally has her revenge.

Elizabeth “Beta” Camden is a survivor and she remembers everything.

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caveman aliens secretCAVEMAN ALIEN’S SECRET (CAVEMAN ALIENS BOOK 6) by Calista Skye

VS Note: I’ve read a couple of these and enjoyed them.

Delyah: I’ve abducted a caveman.
Usually they are the ones that abduct us Earth girls here on prehistoric planet Xren. And then they impregnate them.
But I was never the most conventional girl. So I’m pointing my crossbow right at this guy’s striking, alien face.

He’s seven feet tall, has huge muscles, vibrates with immense power and could snap my spine using two of his fingers. And he makes me tingle like crazy.
But I can’t follow my instincts now.
Because I think this man holds the secret to how the other girls and I can go home to Earth.

Brax’tant’s a woman! So round and soft and small and enticing.
She claims to be The Woman, the legendary, divine creature from the ancient myths. And there is fire in her dark eyes.
But there is also fear.
I could rip her ridiculous weapon out of her hands. But I want to be near her. Her whole being calls to me. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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their invasionTHEIR INVASION: PLANET ATHION SERIES (DARKEST SKIES BOOK 1) by Marissa Farrar

I, Camille Harran, a planetary scientist at one of the world’s numerous Observatories, should have predicted it.

Together with my team of men—head of security, Aleandro, studious meteorologist, Casey, and tattooed, dark haired Mike, who is head of communications—we do everything we can to figure out what’s behind the attack on our planet.

But when the government decides the Observatories are best for coordinating their teams, we find ourselves having to deal with strangers as well. They’re army men, and government officials, and among them are men more beautiful than I’ve ever seen.

What secrets do they hide, and will I, or those I love, survive their invasion?

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razeTHE BAYLIAN CHRONICLES: RAZE by Ella Blake

Who knew a hike in the woods would lead to a gorgeous alien warrior scooping her off her feet? Sofia Lorenz is overwhelmed by Raze’s size and strength, but the lust she feels for him has to be an alien mind trick! When she and Raze are abducted by human agents and locked together in a forced breeding facility, certain truth about their attraction come to light. Sofia will have to decide if she can accept Raze and the changes that come with being a Baylan warrior’s mate.

Despite a peace agreement in place between Baylans and humans, a dark and well-funded group is determined to imprison every Baylan on Earth in secret testing facilities. Raze Lux-Raal is trying to evade agents of this group in woods belonging to the lovely and spirited Sofia Lorenz. He initially mistakes her for an agent, but when attraction explodes between them, and her touch triggers a new soul mark on his chest, he recognizes that Sofia is his destined mate. But, when the two are captured and forced into a human—Baylan breeding program, the only thing harder than finding an escape is resisting the urge to claim his mate.

Will the two biological mates be able to hold off their desires until they find freedom, or be forced to submit to their passion as captive research subjects?

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arganARGAN (DRAGONS OF PREOR BOOK 10) by Celia Kyle w/a Erin Tate

Liquid Knot—hacker extraordinaire—has made mistakes in her life, but none so big as getting an alien warrior sentenced to death.  His head is on the chopping block and the Preor leader is determined to follow the letter of the law. Now, there’s only one thing she can do to prevent his death: claim the sun-colored, sexy, delicious winged male as her mate.

Argan sen Izz’bara does not regret defending Liquid Knot—his dragon’s heart would not allow him to remain silent—he regrets that she condemns herself to a mating in name only.  Yet as they spend time together, it becomes clear there is more than friendship between them. Attraction. Passion. Need.  Argan did not experience the Knowing the first time he met Liquid Knot so there is no way they could be mates. Right?

Before the question can be answered, someone in the shadows makes his displeasure known. Argan was supposed to die. Now his enemy is intent on destroying Argan and Lily both.

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kiss across tomorrowKISS ACROSS TOMORROW (KISS ACROSS TIME BOOK 8) by Tracey Cooper-Posey

After 900 years together, Brody declares he’s leaving…While everyone is mapping alternative worlds, meeting new friends and exploring ways to use time-travel instead of being terrified by it, Brody tells Veris and Taylor their marriage is over—with no room for negotiations or compromise.

Shattered, Taylor and Veris must pick up the broken pieces of their lives and go on. Only…can they? Or was Brody the linchpin and without him, everything unravels, including Veris’ love for Taylor?

Time and time-travel become their tools, as they struggle to resolve the heartache and destruction Brody has left behind.

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time and remembranceTIME AND REMEMBRANCE (KISS ACROSS TIME BOOK 7.1) by Tracey Cooper-Posey, a special story

On the one hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day, Jesse Hall, United States Marine and unsung hero, finds herself among a group of time-traveling vampires. She has been directed there by a century-old letter from her great-grandfather, instructing her to introduce herself with the phrase: “I’m not wearing a red shirt.”

So begins a dash through time to save a man in the very last minutes of the Great War, which in turn will save eight million other lives.

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ivars prizeIVAR’S PRIZE by Amy Pennza

Nadia Green has everything—power, prestige, and a fiancé. That all ends when she’s sentenced to life on the prison planet Tolbos. Within hours of landing, Nadia finds herself captured, stripped, and placed on an auction block, where she’s purchased by Ivar Holok, a brutal warlord with golden eyes and an ability to wield kaptum with a mastery unlike anyone she’s ever seen.

Ivar is instantly attracted to the beautiful slave, but he suspects her presence on Tolbos has sinister implications. The Council wants him dead, and what better way to achieve its goal than by planting an irresistible assassin in his bed? No matter how much he wants to trust her, Ivar has to protect his people—even if it means denying Nadia her freedom. He vows to keep her enslaved and at his mercy until she confesses her involvement in the Council’s schemes, but he didn’t count on the slave enthralling her master.

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cyberevolution aftermath hercules 500CYBEREVOLUTION AFTERMATH: HERCULES 500 by Kaitlyn O’Connor

In the decade Anika has waited to be called up, she hasn’t managed to land a mate/husband/domestic partner or have the children she desperately wants, but she isn’t the kind of person to give up. When she finally gets the call she’s been waiting for, she takes the money she’s saved and locates a ‘lifelike’ robotic domestic, model Hercules 500 and then heads to the black market for ‘seedlings’—her future family to implant once she gets to the new world.
Things start to go sideways almost immediately.
While acquiring her ‘seedlings’ on the black market, she gets caught up in a sting operation to capture the dealer and only manages to escape capture because of the robot she’s named Chance—for good luck.
And the domestic, Chance, is way more lifelike than she’d expected.
She’d had no clue the Hercules series was so realistic!
Because they weren’t.
She’s now the proud owner of a rogue cyborg soldier. She has a cop on her tail that she can’t shake loose. And the god-like security guard she meets onboard ship is another rogue on the run.

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into the dreamINTO THE DREAM (THE ARCADIANS BOOK 1) by Laurie Roma

VS Note: Author states this is a re-release, “revised and extended”.

Allison Summers is having the mother of all bad days. As a surgeon, Allie is strong, smart, and confident, but as a woman, she still struggles to overcome a difficult past. She tries to make the best of her situation, though her life takes an unexpected turn when she is struck by lightning and finds herself transported to a strange, alien world.

Arcadian Princes Tynan, Cael, and Ryder Dracor have been searching for the mate who will complete their souls, but they fear that day will never come. Born in a world stripped of magic and out of favor with the gods, their very existence is in peril, though everything changes the moment a fair-haired goddess suddenly appears. They have no clue who she is or where she came from…but they immediately know she belongs to them.

When wills clash and legacies are unveiled, they discover more is at risk than just their hearts. Their love may be fated, but is it enough for Allie to forget everything she’s ever known and truly embrace being an Arcadian?

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sacarenSACAREN (SKY WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Sadie Carter

Frankie Ricci grew up in a household of men. She could change her own tire, fix a leaking faucet and she wasn’t afraid of squishing a spider, so what did she need a man for? Well, sure there was that. But so far, Frankie had never found someone she was interested in enough to do that.
Nope. She was happy with her life just the way it was.

Sacaren wasn’t happy. He’d always believed his pack would share a mate. Having six of them watch over one mate meant she’d always be guarded, safe. Now, the idea of having to take care of a mate on his own…it made him feel a little ill.

Especially when these human females were so fragile, so easily harmed. How was he supposed to keep one safe?

Well, at least they were small. He’d just have to find a submissive, obedient one and ensure that he kept her tightly under his protection at all time. That would be simple.
Right?

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aliens winter giftTHE ALIEN’S WINTER GIFT (A WINTER STARR) by Kate Rudolph and Starr Huntress

Molly Janson is busy planning the winter party on Honora Station, but when she meets Tav, a sexy Detyen ship captain, sparks fly and all of her plans are thrown off balance. They’ll have to work together to make winter on Honora Station a reality, even as someone on the ship seems determined to ruin the new holiday.

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child thief 4 little liesCHILD THIEF FOUR: LITTLE LIES by Bella Forrest

“I’ve got orders to take you in, immediately!”Reunite with Robin, Jace, and their team, as they dive deeper into Nathan’s complex plan.

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cam and the conquerorCAM AND THE CONQUEROR (ALIEN ABDUCTION BOOK 3) by Honey Phillips

Torn from her quiet life on Earth, Cam doesn’t expect to end up enslaved to an alien ruler. But even as he trains her to submit to him, she begins to see through her master’s cold facade. While her body learns to surrender, her heart learns to love.

Exiled by his people, Kievan Rus has fought to establish his place in the galaxy. The space station he rules with icy control is the outward symbol of his success and it means everything to him – until a beautiful woman challenges his restraint…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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beautys alien beastBEAUTY’S ALIEN BEAST by Linda Mooney

VS Note: Author states this is a re-release, re-edited and with 7k words added.

As an intergalactic cop gifted with psionic abilities, Maurra instinctively went to the Ellinod’s defense when she saw the immense and bestial-looking alien being attacked by a group of vicious Kronners. Little did she know what the Kronners had planned for her and the Ellinod until she woke up naked in a cell inside their ship. And it wasn’t long before she found out a translation device had been implanted against her spine, debilitating her and making her helpless with pain whenever she tried to use her psi powers.

Neither she nor the Ellinod had any idea how twisted their captors were, but they soon discovered that she and the beast were at the mercy of someone who expected them to “entertain” his “customers”, and entertain them well regardless of the consequences.

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variant lostVARIANT LOST (THE EVELYN MAYNARD TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Kaydence Snow

When Evelyn Maynard receives a scholarship to the exclusive Bradford Hills Institute, she’s determined to make a fresh start. The Institute is world renowned for educating and training Variants – the 18% of the population fortunate enough to have superhuman abilities. As a human, she’s lucky to be admitted.

She’s done with fake identities, running and lying but once again she finds herself surrounded by secrets.

Some she’s been keeping her whole life.
Some have been kept from her.
Some she finds herself dragged into…

Ethan, Josh, Tyler and Alec have some of the rarest Variant abilities Evelyn has ever seen. They fascinate, intrigue and attract her, but is it their abilities, their own secrets or something more that Evelyn can’t seem to stay away from? The secrets they keep could drag Evelyn so deep into their dangerous and exciting world that she’ll never be the same.

And the answers she finds could get them all killed.

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echoECHO (FORGOTTEN WORLDS BOOK 2) by Prudence MacLeod

Echoes from the past ripple through to the present as the last humans search for a new home. A close fly over shows a planet that was colonized once before but had since been abandoned. Who was here and why did they leave? More importantly, what might they have left behind? Despite her misgivings, the Reacher’s captain agrees to investigate further.

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dragons flameDRAGON’S FLAME (RED PLANET DRAGONS OF TAJSS BOOK 11) by Miranda Martin

Piercing hammers inside my skull remind me of last night’s binge. I wish someone would just knock me out and put me out of my misery.
Opening my eyes, I frown, looking around the unfamiliar cave.
If this isn’t my cave…
Swallowing thickly, I slowly turn to look down at the bed. Oh. Shit.
Arawn is fast asleep, his tanned, well-muscled form taking up more than half of the pallet.
OMG Fallon, what have you done? Exactly how much did I have to drink that this sounded like a good idea?
I try to slip away, leaving behind the gorgeous alien-dragon, but I’m not kidding anyone, including myself. I make my time-honored and traditional Walk of Shame.
Too bad the fiercely possessive and cocky Arawn isn’t going to let me go that easy.

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seasons_of_sorcery_jeffe_kennedy_and_othersSEASONS OF SORCERY by Jennifer Estep, Amanda Bouchet, Grace Draven and Jeffe Kennedy

VS note: I received an ARC of this one and LOVED it. All great stories, cannot recommend this highly enough if you love fantasy romance!

WINTER’S WEB BY JENNIFER ESTEP
An assassin at a renaissance faire. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, if you’re Gin Blanco. This Spider is trapped in someone else’s icy web—and it seems like they don’t want her to leave the faire alive . . .
A WILDERNESS OF GLASS BY GRACE DRAVEN

The stretch of sea known as the Gray rules the lives of those in the village of Ancilar, including widow Brida Gazi. In the aftermath of an autumn storm, Brida discovers one of the sea’s secrets cast onto the shore—a discovery that will change her world, mend her soul, and put her in the greatest danger she’s ever faced.

A CURSE FOR SPRING BY AMANDA BOUCHET
A malevolent spell strangles the kingdom of Leathen in catastrophic drought. Prince Daric must break the curse before his people starve. A once-mighty goddess trapped in a human body might be the key—but saving his kingdom could mean losing all that he loves.

THE DRAGONS OF SUMMER BY JEFFE KENNEDY
As unofficial consort to the High Queen, former mercenary Harlan Konyngrr faces a challenge worse than looming war and fearsome dragons. His long-held secrets threaten what he loves most—and he must make a choice between vows to two women.

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vampires embraceVAMPIRE’S EMBRACE: A VAMPIRE QUEEN SERIES NOVEL by Joey W Hill

VS Note: I love this author’s dark and twisty, sexy Vampire Queen series. Had this pre-ordered!

Nina’s twin sister Sher has been groomed to be an Inherited Servant since she was six years old. At twenty-eight, she will be given to a vampire of the Council’s choosing and serve him up to 300 years. While Sher insists that Nina is no less service-oriented than herself, Nina does not see any correlation between her own desire to pursue a career as a nurse and her sister’s to be the slave of a blue-blooded vampire, where she is allowed no will or dreams of her own.

It’s 1941 and Nina signs up to serve with the Australian Army Nurses Service in Singapore. What happens to her when the city falls to the Japanese will shatter Nina all the way to the soul. But fate seems determined to give her more than she can bear. When her sister dies in a car crash, Nina is informed that she must take her place as an InhServ. She will be given to Lord Alistair, a vampire who sees Nina as his property, to do with as he pleases.

Even as she rages against her fate, she is baffled at Alistair’s insistence on having her as his servant. Especially when the Council offers the Queensland Region Master the option of another InhServ with all the proper training to support his political needs. But that’s not the most confusing thing about her new Master. The ways in which he commands her surrender to him leads her to a terrifyingly different understanding of her will and her dreams. By binding herself to him, can she become whole again, but in a way she never expected?

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hells kingHELL’S KING (HELL’S SON BOOK 3) by Eve Langlais

In order to be king, Lucifer must die.

The Antichrist is supposed to rule the world, but Chris kind of told the ghost of his father-in-law he’d rather have the love of his wife.

And he’d meant it…at the time.
However, Chris was born with a destiny. He is the prince in waiting. The Destroyer of Nations.
A failure with no magic, no armies, and, now, no longer even a psychotic mother he can call upon.
Is he destined for a mundane life?
Good thing fate has other plans. Plans that include him becoming Hell’s King.

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fashionably fabulousFASHIONABLY FABULOUS: BOOK ELEVEN, THE HOT DAMNED SERIES by Robyn Peterman

Once upon a time there lived a Fairy.

And not just your run of the mill kind of Fairy. The reincarnated Fairy Queen of Zanthia. The Queen. She was a modern woman—a human no less. Armed with a potty mouth, a firm grasp of every note in Michael Jackson’s song catalogue, and some friends in very high places, she was set. Yet this Queenwasn’t exactly sure she wanted the job.

Fine…it’s me.

I’ve been happily human for thirty years. Now I’m discovering I’m the reincarnated Fairy Queen over a land chock-full of freaks who want me dead. Awesome. However, I’ll admit the perks are pretty cool. I definitely have more magic in my little pinky than should be allowed by law in any universe. Not to mention, the love of my life is a Fairy so smokin’ hot, he makes Hell look like a Winter Wonderland.

Problem is, my hotter than Hades Fairy is imprisoned in Zanthia for nefarious reasons I won’t go into, but now I must head back to that crap hole where I’m the Queen, and save the damn day.

I won’t go alone. Nope. I’m packing a narcissistic Mini Elf, two ancient singing Vampyres who couldn’t carry a tune if their undead lives depended on it, and the sister of my imprisoned love, The Kev. For him, I vow to discover my truth. Consequently, I’m unsure if this truth is meant to save or destroy. What I do know? The alternative is unacceptable.

Fairy tales are meant to have happy endings. I’m determined to make that a reality.

Ready or not… here comes the freakin’ Fairy Queen.

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pain jasymin evePAIN (CURSE OF THE GODS BOOK 5) by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

Sometimes history lies, and the tales of Minatsol and Topia are no different. Since the birth of Topia, Staviti has woven a web of deceit around the truth of Creation, striving only to maintain his power while destroying anything that gets in his way. Now, Willa and the Abcurses are determined to strip back the layers, to uncover the truth, and to understand the true nature of the two worlds before it’s too late.
The only problem?
Any wrong step in their quest to restore balance might have terrible repercussions. Every single being—living or dead—might have to pay the price.

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scales and flamesSCALES AND FLAMES by Various

Only the strong can withstand the flames.
Enter 9 unique fantasy worlds and enjoy epic tales of mysterious dragons and tough-as-nails characters.
Crusade with draconian pirates, fly with dragons in a parallel world, and scale temples with dragons hungry for power-enhancing artifacts.
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wings of dragcaWINGS OF DRAGCA (PROTECTED BY DRAGONS BOOK 5) by G Bailey

Isola and her dragon guards are shaken after the events that forced them into hiding in Dragca Academy.
With the queen of the supernaturals on earth offering Isola, and what is left of her people, a permanent home…will Isola leave Dragca to save the dragon she loves?
Or will the last dragon Ice queen rise…and kill her enemy, even if means losing her heart?
Death has always been a curse on Dragca, and someone has to pay the price of fate.

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deadly gameDEADLY GAME by G Bailey and Coralee June

VS Note: From Oct 31

Once a year, the bridge between the living and the dead is opened and witches compete in The Deadly Games for a chance to speak with those that have crossed over. Each coven needs a human to participate, and this year I’m forced to help the Hex Coven, a group of sexy witches mourning the loss of their brother. They’re determined to find his killer, curses and evil covens be damned.
Humans rarely survive the games, and I’ve accepted that I won’t make it to morning. Deciding to live this night like it’s my last, I enjoy all the pleasures that the Hex Coven has to offer.

Because to speak to the dead, first you must die. 

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empire of sandEMPIRE OF SAND (THE BOOKS OF AMBHA) by Tasha Suri

The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she has inherited.
When Mehr’s power comes to the attention of the Emperor’s most feared mystics, she must use every ounce of will, subtlety, and power she possesses to resist their cruel agenda.
Should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance.
battlefield loveBATTLEFIELD LOVE (OPERATION CUPID BOOK 1) by Skylar Andra

Locke Casey is a twenty something year old creative writing student, funding her way through college with a questionable occupation. When some scorned chump calls through, asking her about love, what’s there to say? It sucks. Told she’s perfect, she’s imbued with the powers of Eros, and thrown into a world she’s unprepared for. A world full of sexy avatars, each with unique godly abilities. Like Mads, the cunning and charming embodiment of Hermes, who’s allure she can’t resist. Or Rane, the intense, secretive and broody soldier, personifying Ares, that she can’t keep her hands off.

Unlike the avatars, Locke has somehow inherited the full power of Eros, who has mysteriously gone missing, and without his stabilizing influence, the gods are going crazy. Rane and Mads must get Locke to Olympus before it and Earth are thrown into chaos. But the closer she gets to the city of Gods, it seems the two avatars have secrets of their own, leaving Locke unsure who to trust.

blue salt roadTHE BLUE SALT ROAD by Joanne M Harris
VS note: Not sure this is a romance but a title of note. The author also wrote CHOCOLAT.

…a stunning tale of love, loss and revenge, against a powerful backdrop of adventure on the high seas, and drama on the land. The Blue Salt Road balances passion and loss, love and violence and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless, wild young man.

Passion drew him to a new world, and trickery has kept him there – without his memories, separated from his own people. But as he finds his way in this dangerous new way of life, so he learns that his notions of home, and your people, might not be as fixed as he believed.

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Tdragons innamorataHE DRAGON’S INNAMORATA (DRAGON CLAN BOOK 1) by Elizabeth Clare

VS Note: From OCT 31

Serenity has been forced to hide away from a world where supernaturals, dragon shifters specifically, now rule, and the human population have been forced into subjugation.
Nothing has more value in this new world order than being a human female of mating age. Supernaturals want them, and human families want the riches that come from their daughters being claimed.
Driven out of hiding to survive, Serenity meets her worst nightmare in the form of the Praetor clan of dragons, who discover her and claim she is their Innamorata.
But that’s not all, she soon realises there are dark forces at play and dangerous whispers among her fellow humans.
Will Serenity be able to keep the freedom that she values the most, and deny the soul deep connection to five of the most possessive and determined dragon men in existence? Or, when secrets are revealed, will she choose them and with their help, save the world from plunging once more into darkness?

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this small corner of timeTHIS SMALL CORNER OF TIME: THE AFTER CILMERI SERIES COMPANION by Sarah Woodbury

VS note: A nonfiction companion book.

Open a door to the world of the After Cilmeri series! With chapters on historical context, the Welsh language, characters, places in the books, and the writing process, and including hundreds of full-color photographs, maps, timelines, and family trees, this guide highlights the characters, places, and worlds brought to life by the series’ first fifteen novels.

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quintenQUINTEN (FAIRPLAY SHIFTERS) by Serena Meadows

Up until her brother lost his mind and married a witch, Penny had been perfectly happy with her life, now everything is turned upside down. Suddenly head of the family, she’s been given the task of escorting one of the most annoying, but attractive, men she’s ever met around the Rocky Mountains in the dead of winter. When what she thought would be a quick trip suddenly turns deadly, Penny discovers that love is stronger than magic.

For most of his life, Quinten has had one focus, becoming Grand Inquisitor of the witch’s council. When he’s called by the council to investigate the use of black magic, he’s sure that he’d uncovered far more, possibly even a conspiracy. Determined to pursue his hunch, he follows Penny Brooks to the Rocky Mountains. There he discovers that nothing is black and white, and that love sometimes requires a sacrifice.

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dragon astrayDRAGON ASTRAY (THE COVERT DRAGONS BOOK 2) by Viola Grace

Trin has trained to be stealthy, trained to defend herself, but when a bounty on her head threatens the safety of her friends, she has to get out of town.
Visiting a friend and mixing business with her escape, she learns that dragons mixing their bloodlines may be more common than anyone thought.
She spends enough time in Breaker City ordering tea and ceramics to figure out what she wants to do next, and what she wants to do is find out who and where she came from.
Learning the details of her family tree leaves her shaken, but nothing can hold her back when it comes to following her instincts. Not even the very folk she came to meet.

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stalking his mateSTALKING HIS MATE: LEAGUE OF GALLIZE SHIFTERS by Dianna Love

Having spent her life as a captive, Siofra escapes when her power surfaces to save her from an attack, which exposes her as a nonhuman. All she wants to do is find her brother who is also being hunted, then vanish to live free from shifters. That was the plan and it would have worked if a golden-eyed jaguar shifter hadn’t stepped between her and a dangerous jackal, throwing a major kink in her escape when she falls for the sexy protector.

Rory didn’t choose to be a jaguar shifter and is determined to not mate even though he faces death from the Gallize mating curse if he doesn’t. The end may come sooner than he expects when his jaguar loses the ability to heal them, but that doesn’t prevent Rory from racing in to save a young woman from a vicious predator. The moment Siofra is in his arms and his power reaches out to hers, he struggles against the primal pull of the one woman he’s drawn to as a mate. Even if he didn’t feel the need to end his bloodline, she hates shifters.

None of that will matter if Rory fails to stop the deadly Black River Pack from using Siofra in a grisly experiment when she’s caught in a trap.

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rising moon succubusRISING MOON (THE SUCCUBUS MOON BOOK 3) by Cailee Francis

VS Note: From OCT

Life in Bellasford is seldom peaceful for succubus, Rose. A fun night out to celebrate her girlfriend’s birthday takes a sinister turn as a mutual friend is found near-dead, drained of her life energy: the hallmarks of a succubus feeding.

With the Succubus Moon drawing near, suspicion falls on Rose and her long-missing mother, Ella. Investigation leads to more victims drained of energy and no clear suspect in sight.

Racing against time, Rose, Lisa and their friends Alexis and Jamie seek to unravel the mystery before more innocents are attacked or something worse happens. They know the energy is being taken for a reason and could place a great deal of power at their adversary’s fingertips.

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untamed daddyUNTAMED DADDY (MOUNTAIN MEN OF BEAR VALLEY BOOK 3) by Chantal Seabrook and Frankie Love

My daughter Finley takes after me: stubborn, untamed, and wild. But seven year old girls can’t just roam free — not when we live in bear country.
Enter Kate.
She’s new in town, sweet as honey, and can somehow manage to wrangle my little girl.
And somehow she’s wrangled me, too.
One night with her and I’m smitten — more than that — this woman is my mate.
But I have a past that has my heart closed up, and the last thing I want to do is hurt a woman as precious as her.
Kate has baggage of her own…she came to this valley to heal her wounds.
And if I’m not careful, they might turn to scars.

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pirates passionPIRATE’S PASSION (SENTINELS OF SAVANNAH BOOK 2) by Lisa Kessler

Samuel Keegan used to man the wheel of the Sea Dog over 200 years ago, but these days he’s the front man of a southern rock band. Rum and women are plentiful, but his world is changing rapidly now that his crew is back together searching for the Holy Grail to break their curse. But the quest leads him to a historian with raven hair and a wicked smile. She holds all the answers, but she could also spell death for them all.

Dr. Charlotte Sinclair works for the Maritime Museum in Savannah, an expert on ancient pirate wrecks. When a government agent requests her help in a top-secret investigation, she discovers not only is the Holy Grail real, but the lead singer of her favorite band is actually the immortal pilot of the Sea Dog crew.

The search for the Grail opens some dark secrets better left hidden, and Charlotte’s life might depend on one Pirate’s Passion.

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shadows and spellcraftSHADOWS AND SPELLCRAFT by Various

VS note: From OCT

Dive into FIFTEEN amazing worlds full of action, adventure, magic and mayhem brought to you by some of the freshest voices in urban fantasy.

Want angels? Demons? Fairies? Witches? Supernatural assassins? Vampires? Whatever you’re after, you’re bound to find it in this incredible collection jam-packed with page-turning adventure.

This bundle features 8 full length novels, 4 short novels and 3 novellas…

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irrisistible indigoIRRESISTIBLE INDIGO (D’VAIRE BOOK 9) by Jessamyn Kingley

Since arriving at the Draconis Court of D’Vaire at the age of sixteen, Idris has done everything he can think of to make his new family proud of him. After five years of challenging work, he is finally poised to reach the highest rank within the Spectra Wizardry. The only glaring thing missing is his mate. While he may be young, Idris wants to share his heart with his other half, so he asks Fate to send him a nice dragon who will be kind to him and his familiar. He does not want to be demanding but Idris knows without him he won’t be complete.

Duke Macardle “Mac” Stenetdraconis’s days are centered around his amazing grandparents who raised him. When his grandfather suggests he apply for a new duke position at Court D’Vaire, he is intrigued. It is a place that has opened its doors as a sanctuary and he’s drawn to the idea of helping others. When he arrives, he finds himself with a small dragon familiar on his lap. Minutes later, the owner of that familiar saunters through the door and Mac’s heart is instantly hooked on the irresistible wizard. Determined to make Idris his, the pair soon find themselves tested by life. Their love turns out to the anchor Mac cannot do without while Idris opens the door to a new future for his family.

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dragon billionaires bargainDRAGON BILLIONAIRE’S BARGAIN (DRAGON’S COUNCIL BOOK 6) by Mina Carter

He’s chased her for years. Now, she might just let him catch her.

The only female on the Dragon’s council and one of only a few female blacks in existence, Adra is used to being the odd one out. The one never picked for games as a kid. The unpopular one. So handsome playboy Nik Waldek’s attention is unsettling. He’s exactly the sort of man her mother warned her about. The slick charmer who would get her pregnant then leave her when he’s had his fun.

Conned into parading herself in front of his business associates for the weekend, Adra begins to see a different side to Nik. The problem is, how does she know if that’s the real Nik or whether it’s just an act to get her to let down her guard as she so desperately wants to…

He’s wanted her for years. But she won’t give him the time of day…

Nikolai Waldek has been in love with Adra since the first day he met her. Both black dragons and council members, they live together, train together and fight together… but she brushes off every advance he makes and try as he might, he can’t get past the dragoness’s iron-clad guard. So much so, he’s beginning to think she’s more ice-dragon than black dragon and is losing hope of the happily-ever-after he craves with her.

In a last ditch attempt, he makes a gamble on a game of cards. His prize for winning? Her as his ‘girlfriend’ for the weekend. Once away from the court, can he finally make her see he’s the perfect dragon for her?

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maddoxBLOOD AND STONE: MADDOX by Thea Atkinson

VS Note: From OCT

Maddox has spent a lifetime ridding the fifth world of demons. He has sacrificed his virility, his family, even risked his life.
But it isn’t enough.
Now the stone that holds Lilith at bay is cracked. And the magic is waning. With dark magic threatening the worlds, Maddox is offered immortality.
He just has to do one thing:
He has to go to Hell.

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holiday magic thea atkinsonHOLIDAY MAGIC AN ISABELL HUSH CHRISTMAS STORY by Thea Atkinson

When Maddox lures Isabella out of the house on December 24 with promiseof a job, she relents and gets dressed to work. She doesn’t realize it will beat a Christmas party, and that the festivities are in the Shadow Bazaar.

She finds herself in the middle of a group of Kindred on the cusp of their most sacred and savage time of year.

She shouldn’t be there.
It’s not for humans.
But what kind of power waits for her within the sliver of portal known as Scourge?
Can she claim it before the things in the bazaar descends into chaos?
Or will the risk she takes to help Maddox keep her from winning everything that

matters?
kissed by deathKISSED BY DEATH (GODS OF DEATH TRILOGY BOOK 2) by Ruby Ryan

Beth Carter is starting to get used to having four gorgeous demigods walking around her office. Especially now that she knows they’re not going to drag her down to the underworld.

But she has a new case to investigate before telling her gods of death that she was nearly killed by a train that fateful night. Someone has hacked into Interlync Communications, a fast-growing new telecommunications company, compromising the data of millions of users.

The strangest part? Interlync requests Beth by name to investigate, despite her having zero experience in digital espionage.

As she goes down the rabbit hole of data warehouses and suspicious shell companies, Beth begins to realize she’s in over her head. Can she utilize Thanatos, Anubis, Mictlantecuhtli, and Morrigan to help solve the case? Or will she end up failing her client… while falling for her four gods of death?

redemption laverne thompsonANGEL GUARDIAN: REDEMPTION BOOK 2.5 by LaVerne Thompson
VS Note: From OCT
Annalisse risked everything to protect the soul of the one she loved. Even while endangering her own, she vowed to save his soul. Going so far as to venture to a ravaged earth in mortal form to find him. To get him to remember who he once was and what they were to each other. And could be again. He only had to trust her, but she was running out of time.
Michael trusted no one. It was not his nature, especially after the betrayal by one of his own kind. Left for true death, he had no one to depend on other than himself. So he survived to seek his revenge. Yet, there was a voice in the deep recesses of his mind that whispered to him. He was not alone. Which he ignored. He’d learned the hard way, trust no one.
blood red rouletteBLOOD RED ROULETTE by Jana Denardo

Arrigo Giancarlo’s friends think he’s a rich young man with the unusual job of paranormal investigator, working with his psychic assistant in Las Vegas. In truth he’s a two-thousand-year-old vampire and member of the Chiaroscuro, a group of Supernaturals dedicated to keeping humanity safe from the more dangerous of their kind. He’s also openly bisexual… but alone.

When he spots Luc St. John in a bar, Arrigo is intrigued. What begins as an effort to repay the kindness shown to him in the past quickly turns into much deeper feelings for the suffering and displaced Cajun. For Luc’s part, he feels too poor, too uneducated, and too bound to his hateful family to ever be worthy of elegant and cultured Arrigo.

An old enemy, Eleni, blames Arrigo for murdering her true love. On the anniversary of that death, she’s back to take revenge. As Arrigo’s closest friends fall victim to savage attacks, he fears nothing will keep Luc safe. Should he break both their hearts and let Luc go, or is it too late? If Luc’s already in Eleni’s sights, Arrigo knows that like most things in Vegas, the odds are against him.

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ps im a wolfP.S. I’M A WOLF by Ellie Valentina

Janine Ellison was a college girl who dreamed of meeting the man of her dreams and falling head over heels in love.
And it seemed as if all her dreams were coming true when she met the handsome Kip Ardelean.
A stunningly beautiful man with rock hard abs and a charming personality to match.
But whilst Kip seemed perfect for her on the outside, there was a dark, furry secret lurking on the inside of him.
The secret was that he was a shapeshifting werewolf but that was NOTHING compared to the other secrets he had.

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choice of secretsA CHOICE OF SECRETS (DARK GLASS NOVEL BOOK 4) by Barb Hendee

Ever since raiders from the north began attacking villages, Lady Nicole Montagna has known that defending her people would come at a cost. The betrothal of her sister Chloe to a neighboring lord seems the perfect solution, forging a powerful alliance. But shortly before the wedding, Nicole is shocked to discover that her sister is with child—and not by her husband-to-be. Now she must make a choice. She has just hours to decide . . .

~Should she tell her soldier brother—who will take swift, ruthless action to ensure the family’s safety?

~Should she hold her tongue, let her sister deceive her husband into believing the child is his—and then hope Chloe can get away with the lie?

~Should she tell her family, hoping they will know the right thing to do?

With the help of a magic mirror, Nicole lives out each path, fighting to protect herself and those she loves with the weapons she has: wits, herbs, and fortitude. But no matter her cleverness, neither she nor her family can escape unscathed—for there are repercussions she could never have foreseen, involving her own heart.

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hanishHANISH: HOUSE OF STORMS (DRAGON GUARDIANS BOOK 6) by Scarlett Grove

An English Nanny  Prim and proper JoJo Morris needs a new position. As one of the world’s greatest nannies, she has plenty of options. But the sexy, American captain makes her an offer she can’t refuse.

A Dad in Need  
Captain Hanish needs a nanny, but only the best will do. When the austere little woman arrives, he gets much more than he bargained for. She might be the most infuriating woman he’s ever met, but that doesn’t stop his inner dragon from screaming that she’s his mate.

A Perfect Match 
Falling hard for JoJo, Hanish still hesitates to tell her the truth of his origins. But when vampires attack, Hanish finds out JoJo has secrets of her own. When an old relationship comes back to haunt her, she is determined to leave it in the past. But Hanish decides to take matters into his own hands. Can a bossy nanny and a cocky captain work together or will their differences tear them apart?

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water helen scottWATER (FOUR WORLDS BOOK 1) by Helen Scott

The world is ending. Everyone knows it. What they don’t realize is that the culprit won’t be an asteroid, or global warming, or even the sun turning into a red giant. No, the world is going to end because there are four other worlds just like it trying to exist in the same space.

I can either save the world or end it, the choice is mine, at least according to the four weird guys that I keep running into. They keep telling me that demons are after me, and that they want me to save the world. All I know is that I’m drawn to all four of them, and the only demon I know of is my art history professor.

Strange things are happening all around me though, and I’m starting to think their theories and warnings might be true. Either that or I’m finally starting to lose my mind.

My name is Tessa Morningstar and apparently I’m the Key, with a capital K, to this whole shebang. Now, let’s hope I don’t accidentally make the wrong choice and doom us all.

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monster for two bearsA MONSTER FOR TWO BEARS (BEAR MOUNTAIN BOOK 21) by Kelex

Sent away for their own safety, Kai and Lane have lived away from Bear Mountain for nearly a decade. Calls from home finally bring them back for an extended visit. Lane’s papa is ill… and Kai needs to confront the demons of his past—namely the death of his father, Gregor, and his brother’s part in it.

Declan is happy his younger brothers have finally come home and now is his chance to convince them to stay. Only it’s more difficult than he expected it to be. His brothers are happy with the new lives they’ve built for themselves and they don’t want to return to the valley.

Only Kai and Lane come face to face with a true reason to stay, a broken, battered male—one of the freed Zed victims who’s struggling to find his way in a new world.

Turi’s struggle for mental health makes him skittish at best. The instinct to surrender is at war with his own inner demons. He pushes Kai and Lane away, refusing to accept himself as worthy of love.

Will he push them all the way out of Bear Mountain—or can they help him find the peace he needs to heal before it’s too late?

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good girlGOOD GIRL (THE SIREN ISLAND SERIES BOOK 1) by Tricia O’Malley

She shouldn’t be on this island.
If she was smart, Samantha Jameson would turn around and march right back to the plane that deposited her at a faded hut of an airport on Siren Island. Yet, Samantha just can’t muster the energy to do so, not after the hellish week she’s had. Her whole life has been spent playing by the rules, and for what? An empty apartment, a career with no upward movement, and one failed relationship after another.  When it all blows up in her face, what’s a girl to do but book a last-minute trip to the ridiculously named Laughing Mermaid Bed & Breakfast on an unknown speck of an island in the Caribbean?
Lucas Mosteron knows all about burning out from first-hand experience. Over the years, he’s discovered that he isn’t the only one, as everyone has their own unique story for landing on Siren Island. His lovely and mysterious neighbors at The Laughing Mermaid Bed & Breakfast are no exception. Little does he know that there is more to their story than he could ever have imagined possible. When Samantha Jameson arrives as their guest – depleted and needing respite, Lucas can’t help but feel like he could be the man she needs. Irresistibly drawn to her uptight demeanor, Lucas is determined to unwind Samantha and show her that life on Siren Island could be the answer to all her problems.

frostbound throneFROSTBOUND THRONE: SONG OF WINTER (COURT OF SIN BOOK 2) by May Sage

They’ve escaped the destruction of the Court of Night, only to find greater perils awaiting them.
A demon has long watched in the shadows, biding his time. Now he’s ready to strike, and the likelihood that Devi and Vale can stop him is close to nil.
There is only one hope.

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lured by darknessLURED BY DARKNESS by Amalia Altman

When antiquities expert Nora Watters travels to the small town of Wells, Oregon, to visit her sister, she believes she’s in for a relaxing two weeks. Everything seems to go as planned… until she meets a mysterious, overly attractive man named Luther DeLaurent. His pale skin, long black hair, and eyes the color of emeralds, make her attraction to him undeniable.

When a strange amulet comes to her hands, Luther appears to find it familiar, yet he doesn’t reveal much about it. Without her realizing, Nora finds herself hopelessly entangled in a world of vampires, demons, and supernatural forces, that she would never even dream of existing…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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wrangled fateWRANGLED FATE (BLACK CLAW RANCH BOOK 1) by Cecelia Lane 

Desperate to find her missing brother, Tansey Nichols journeys to Montana’s Black Claw Ranch. She intends to question the owner, Ethan Ashford. Ethan’s her last hope, but the tall, rugged bear shifter claims he doesn’t know her brother. Never met him. Tansey’s sure the smooth-talking cowboy knows more than he’s letting on.

Good thing she brought a gun.

Ethan’s sultry smile suggests he’s imagining a hundred dirty things…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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such violent delightsSUCH VIOLENT DELIGHTS by Various

Eleven all new stories from twelve top paranormal romance authors. From Heaven to Hell, fae worlds, superheroes, and even through the looking glass, these holiday themed short stories bring a whole new meaning to the 12 days of Christmas.

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tropical christmas stagTROPICAL CHRISTMAS STAG (SHIFTING SANDS RESORT BOOK 7) by Zoe Chant

Irish elk shifter Conall Wright loved Christmas… when he could still hear the music that brought him joy and fame. Then a fateful car accident stripped him of his hearing and brought his classical music career to a halt. Now, he’s looking for a place for the holiday that isn’t full of silver bells and singing Santas to remind him of everything he’s lost, and Shifting Sands Resort looks like it might be just the tropical escape he’s hoping for.

At least there won’t be snow.

Gizelle doesn’t know who she is or where she came from before she was rescued from the clutches of a madman who kept her caged in a shifter menagerie. She only knows that the world is a strange and frightening place, and as much as she wants to belong, it’s much easier simply to be a gazelle and run away. Meeting her mate is just another way she fails at every attempt to be normal.

In love with a woman who won’t let him touch her, Conall has to choose between the business that he built following the onset of his deafness and an unpredictable life in a quirky place full of mysteries and unexpected friendships. Can he win Gizelle’s trust… and her heart? Can he convince her she doesn’t have to sleep in the shower?

And can either of them ever truly stop running?

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dragon valleyDRAGON VALLEY (RIDERS OF DRAGON VALLEY BOOK 1) by Crystal Ash

As a Dragon Rider, Nadiyah loves the sky, thirsts for adventure, and breaks all the rules. Not even sparks flying with Azel, the Chief’s son, will make her submit to dragon clan traditions.

Her dragon’s flames are ready to incinerate the army marching on their sacred valley. But this army doesn’t demand war. Instead, they need powerful allies.

Nadiyah finally has a chance to explore with the help of Caden, a handsome lieutenant. But, scarred by civil war, the world outside Dragon Valley may be more than what she bargained for.

The true battleground is in her heart. Azel may die in the gruesome trial to become the next Chief. Caden will never be accepted by her people.

Now, Nadiyah only wants the impossible: to keep the men she loves, and unite the army and dragon clans against a common enemy hellbent on destroying them all.

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storytellerTHE STORYTELLER (THE READER BOOK 3) by Traci Chee 

Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard’s clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms. The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy–Archer–and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety. The Guard has already stolen her mother, her father, and her Aunt Nin. Sefia would sooner die than let them take anymore from her–especially the boy she loves.
But escaping the Guard and the Book’s prophecy is no easy task. After all, what is written always comes to pass. As Sefia and Archer watch Kelanna start to crumble to the Guard’s will, they will have to choose between their love and joining a war that just might tear them apart.

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grindelwaldFANTASTIC BEASTS – THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Original Screenplay by J K Rowling

VS Note: Not romance but of note this week.

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided Wizarding World.

This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the Wizarding World, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

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gabe badari warriorsVS Note: I’m really excited to have GABE available now! Don’t miss any of the previous books in this award winning scifi romance series! Available at the major ebook retailers…Badari Warriors canva all 5 covers

 

LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

November 7

October 31

October 24

October 17

October 10

October 3

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.

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No Shared History Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m taking snippets from my most recently released scifi romance Timtur: The Teacher’s Alien Healer (Badari Warriors) this week.  (GABE just went to the formatter so it’ll be out soon, by the way.)

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.

If you haven’t read any of my Badari Warriors books, here’s the background:

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. The luckiest Badari find their mates among the humans. 

The alien scientists never bothered to create female Badari.

The excerpt – The pack Alpha, who is mated to a human, tries to answer Timtur’s question from last week about whether it’s possible to balance his duties with having a mate:

“I refuse to believe the goddess would send the human women to this planet at the very time, the first time in eight hundred years we’ve been able to enter into pair bonds as free men, and then expect you, of all people, to resist her gift. The Great Mother, as I understand her, isn’t a jealous or a capricious deity. I think she wants us to live. And mating and having children is the essence of life. She may even be counting on you to help show the way for others. A balance in all things is called for, true, but serving the needs of the pack and being a fully committed mate can be done.”

“Those are my hopes as well, but I take my duty to the pack so deeply,” Timtur remembered the interrupted picnic, when he’d left Lily and rushed off to care for the injured Badari soldiers. He still believed that was the right action at the time but now he could see he should have paused to reassure Lily he wanted to continue their conversation as soon as he could return to her. They had so little shared history, no deep understanding of each other’s life experiences, which he now saw was a lack he needed to rectify – the human life in the Sectors and his existence as a captive in the labs were so removed from each other that of course she had no instinctive comprehension of his pack bonds.

The Badari had no mating rituals and he’d no idea what courting behaviors a human woman might expect.

TimturFinalThe blurb: 

Far from her home in the human Sectors after the mass kidnapping, teacher Lily Garrison is making a niche for herself in the valley by running a school for the Badari young. Although she yearns for Timtur, the pack’s healer, another Badari male has his eye on her and won’t take no for an answer.

Timtur feels the weight and responsibility of being the pack’s only healer, constantly on call as the soldiers fight ferocious battles against the alien scientists and their troops. With scarcely a moment to himself, he’s drawn to the gentle Lily but worries he won’t be able to juggle his duties, his loyalty to the pack and a relationship with a human woman.

When Lily’s stalker takes direct action to kidnap her and steal her from the safety of the valley, she’s forced to reach deep inside to find the strength to battle for her life. Timtur realizes too late how foolish he’s been to resist the bond with his fated mate and leads the rescue effort.

Before this situation can be resolved both will have to put their lives on the line and decide what really matters in a dangerous world ruled by the enemy.

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday November 7

caidAs 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).

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CAID: DAKONIAN MAIL ORDER BRIDES BOOK 3 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Cara Bristol

Matchmaker Jessie Hancock has a perfect record helping others find their Mr. or Ms. Right through the Intergalactic Dating Agency until Caid arrives. The sinfully handsome, smooth-talking alien is everything she’s dreamed of—but can’t have. Even if he was interested in a curvy, freckle-faced redheaded wallflower, it’s forbidden for employees to date clients, so she works hard to find him a woman. But when none of the dates meets with his approval, her boss gives her an ultimatum—find Caid a match or else! With her heart breaking and her job on the line, she launches a plan to introduce Caid to a woman he’ll find irresistible.

The instant Caid from planet Dakon lays eyes on Jessie with the beautiful orange hair, he knows the Fates have chosen her for him. To get closer to her, he goes along with her attempts to “match” him with someone else while doing his best to charm her and convince her they’re meant for each other. Despite his efforts, she continues to insist she can’t be his mate. Now time is running out, and if he can’t up his game, he’ll lose her forever.

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delta v elsa jadeDELTA V: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY (CYBORG COWBOYS OF CARBON COUNTY BOOK 2) by Elsa Jade

VS Note: I loved the first book in this set so I one clicked this one, which came out October 16th – sorry I was late getting it listed here!!!

Deltas were always the most expendable among the CWBOIs (Custom War Bionic/Organic Impersons), and Delta V was fifth of nothing. But since the crash that left this transgalactically prohibited private army of cyborg alien warriors marooned on Earth, Delta has found some small pleasures — soft dogs, sweet donuts, seducing the neighboring rancher. Wait, what?

For the first time in her fifty years, Big Sky Country is feeling small and lonely to Montana rancher Lindy Minervudottir. With the five-year anniversary of her wife’s death looming, she’s not sure if the future matters. But then a futuristic fighter flies into her life.

Earth is a small, blue marble in the vastness of space, and two needy hearts are even smaller than quarks at that scale. But with a long-gone enemy closing in, if quantum entanglement and the irresistible force of love can’t bind them together, the world itself hangs in the balance.

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big bangBIG BANG: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY (CYBORG COWBOYS OF CARBON COUNTY BOOK 3) by Elsa Jade

He was never meant to be awakened. In the matrix of genetically and cybernetically enhanced contract killers, he was the Omega — brought out only the last resort, the final answer, the end times. But crash-landing on the planet Dirt made Cosmo just another cowboy, albeit one with a time bomb in his massive body forever set to 00:00:00:01.

Vic Ray thought she was so smart. As a reformed black-hat hacker, she cracked every code ever put in front of her. Except the one that explains people. But then she found out about aliens. Turns out, though, Cosmo Halley is worse than any people. At least she doesn’t have to be nice to a killer robot to get what she wants: Off this world.

But when an old enemy and a new one join forces to expose the CWBOIs on Earth, Cosmo and Vic will have to figure out what it means to love before everything they know is lost forever. Can the Spirit of Christmas — peace, goodwill, and spiked hot cocoa — teach a cyborg and a misanthrope to believe in a future together?

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gails familyGAIL’S FAMILY (ICE HOME BOOK 4) by Ruby Dixon

I’ve had a full life: wife, mom, divorcee…and then alien property. All of that’s changing now that I’m on the ice planet. Here, I’m free again, and I’ve found love once more. Vaza’s older and a widower, but he knows how to make a woman smile both in the furs and out of them.

Everyone around me has a baby in their arms or in their belly, though, and it’s hard to be the only one without. I love nothing more than being a mama…and when I hear there’s an orphan at the Icehome camp, I want to adopt him. Vaza and I have so much love to give, but will an en baby love us back?

(Psst! This story does not stand alone. Start with LAUREN’S BARBARIAN! You’ll be glad you did!)

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decoratedDECORATED (REBELS OF SYDITH BOOK 2.5) by Sabrina Kade

Newly pregnant, Blythe frets that she’s no longer respected or even liked among the community of human women.

York is concerned that because he knows she loves the holidays, Azan will go overboard trying to please her. Also, she suspects he might not fully understand the distinction between gifts and his own kind of “package.” It’s adorable—but it’s going to take some explaining.

Ellis is anxious that Hujun isn’t interested in her at all. He promised Prince Korben he’d keep her safe—but she fears that keeping his word to his prince is his only desire.

But when Ellis is attacked, all those concerns pale in comparison.

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refugee ruseTHE REFUGEE RUSE (THE GAIAN CONSORTIUM SERIES BOOK 7) by Christine Pope

VS note: From October 16th, missed it – sorry!

With the remote Zeta Tau prison station about to be pounded into space dust — and with no help coming from Gaia’s crumbling star empire — Captain Landon Beck races to release one particular inmate before she’s abandoned to the tender mercies of the invading pirates and mercenaries.

Thanks to that bit of temporary insanity — or maybe a crusading streak that refuses to die — he has company on the badly damaged, antiquated transport ship he hopes to fly to anonymity and freedom: Dhani Warlow, a small-time grifter, dark-eyed and delicate, with an uncommon amount of sass.

After five years surviving in the underbelly of Gaian society, Dhani has seen the worst of the Consortium’s crimes against man, Zhore, and dozens of other peoples across the galaxy. Even so, in Landon she senses a man of honor beneath the hated uniform.

As they limp from system to system on their quest to reach Iradia and freedom, Landon and Dhani earn one another’s trust and respect, finally taking refuge in the only safe place left — each other’s arms. But as the Consortium crumbles around them, they might not survive one last attempt on their lives.

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faronFARON (MY SINGLE ALIEN BOOK 7) by Arcadia Shield

Faron has abandoned all hope of finding a strong, capable mate. His family has disowned him and he lives every day with the shame that he chose his own miserable existence over their social standing. No one will want him. He deserves to be alone.

Kendra Hilton must make a good impression. As a new matchmaker at My Single Alien, she’s determined to make her mark. When her speed dating event looks like it will be a disaster, she steps in and pretends she’s looking for love. Then Faron sits at her table…

Thrown together at the event, Faron and Kendra discover that the more time they spend together, the closer they become. Will their growing attraction stand up to Faron’s logic and Kendra’s cautious heart?

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gene bornGENE BORN: GLADIATOR HELL (KOCI HYBRID SERIES BOOK 3) by Lilly Griffin

The government used us to improve the human genome through gene modification and controlled us through a computer AI placed in our brains. Earth was dying, and they needed humans to be stronger, faster, and harder to kill while traveling through space in their search for a new home. They were successful. They made us stronger, faster, and harder to kill. Then, they took it even further when an alien species called the Koci was shot down right before the last exodus ships were to leave earth. They used the alien DNA to changes us even further. We are now part Koci and part human, a hybrid.
We sought our freedom from being controlled by the government only to find ourselves in the hands of pirates when we awoke from cryo-stasis.

Then, the pirates sold us to the Mxint Combine to fight in their gladiator games against other aliens and monsters. What does a girl have to do to kick some ass! We are in Gladiator Hell, but not for long if I have anything to say about it. We are still not free, but we will be. Our goal is freedom, our objective to find a new home, our ambition is to explore this new galaxy we find ourselves in, and our intention is to give these slavers HELL! Will it be easy? Probably not. Will we give up? Never!

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home worldHOME WORLD: AN ALIEN WAR ROMANCE (GALACTIC ORDER BOOK 2) by Erin Raegan

Peyton: I fell in love with an alien. Our world was invaded by carnivorous freaks and the Dahk swooped in and saved me and my friends. They want to save the Earth but we are our own worst enemy, or so I thought. The truth is we have no idea what’s out there. Now I’m on my way to Home World. The Dahk’s world. An alien world. I had no choice, it was taken from me. I tell myself I hate him but I don’t. I miss him. But we have bigger problems to face. Problems I’ll realize are massively more impactful than just myself and my own little space in the universe. There’s no room for my hurt feelings, even though Tahk’s not done hurting me.

Tahk: My mate won’t speak to me. I do not blame her for her ire. But I had no choice. I have brought her to my home and I have realized how unprepared she is for my planet and my culture. I could not predict the trials we would face. I have failed her in this. But I will not let her go. She is mine, and nothing and no one will come between us.

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watchmanTHE WATCHMAN: THE NOGUD LEGACY BOOK 4 by Marilyn Foxworth

I know what the Nogud are. I know how I got here, where they come from, what they are like, and most importantly, that I am responsible for them.
I want to move beyond the eight villages and see what’s left of the world, eight-hundred years after the cataclysm, but first I have to make sure that they are safe and cared for; and loved, if possible. Exploring the world of the thirtieth century will wait. Maybe not long, but until I find them anyway.
I’m going to find the remaining ‘Little Sisters’ and make sure that they are taken care of. All of them will come to Bonvale, or to my house in Goldenwood, and they’ll be given the life that they were meant to have. For the next few days, I would listen and watch and hunt…(much more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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til death us do partTIL DEATH US DO PART:  A ZOMBIE SURVIVAL REVERSE HAREM NOVEL by A J Lee

t’s been five years since the world’s entire female population mysteriously changed into shambling, flesh-eating undead. For Esperanza Costales, that means coping with the loss of her mother, surviving in the Tennessee wilderness with her father and brother, and wondering whether or not she’s the last living woman on Earth.

Esperanza and her family have adapted and learned to count their blessings, but when a group of escaped convicts led by a crazed psychopath named Frankie stumble upon their camp and kidnap her and her father, her new life is thrown into chaos. By taking advantage of a late-night zombie attack, she barely escapes captivity and flees into the forest, alone.

Injured, frightened, and separated from her family, Esperanza nearly loses hope until she encounters a group of four men. Jason, Derek, Roland, and Joseph have survived the world’s end by putting aside old feelings and embracing their harsh new reality, but their routine is shattered when Esperanza enters their lives and brings into question everything they thought they knew about the Apocalypse.

As Esperanza and the men learn more about one another and themselves, will they be able to form a bond strong enough to survive attacks by the undead and pursuit by Frankie’s gang? Will Esperanza ever see her family again? And in a world full of zombies and psychos, will a woman and four men be able to find love through despair?

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tamed by the zoranTAMED BY THE ZORAN (ZORAN’S CHOSEN BOOK 4) by Luna Hunter

Takara King is the first female contestant in the Titan Games — and she plans on winning the whole damn thing. All her life she’s trained for this moment. Nothing can get in her way.

Except for Rinor. The reigning Grand Champion. The arrogant, cocky Zoran with a body to die for.
He claims that she is his Chosen, and nothing she says can convince him otherwise.
Will Takara resist the ripped warrior… or will she give in to his advances?
Unbeknownst to them both, the fate of New Exon hangs in the balance.

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light we seekTHE LIGHT WE SEEK (TOGETHER WE FALL BOOK 2) by Katie May

Now that I survived the initial storm, I find myself back where I once was: under the control of my dickish parents (if dickish even is a word).

Day by day, the world gets worse. Storms brew on the east coast, volcanos erupt on the west, and zombie-like creatures continue to attack the cities. Where does that leave me? Hopefully not dead…at least, not yet.

Circumstance finds me in route to Atlanta, one of the cities that has fallen, accompanied by seven guys that I swear are as insane as I am. Together, we will face the monsters that plague our country.

But monsters can take any form. We will come to realize that even the most beautiful of people can end up being the most deadliest of creatures. Are we capable of surviving the apocalypse or will we succumb to the darkness around us?

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ultimate sacrificeULTIMATE SACRIFICE (GUARDIANS BOOK 4) by Damien Benoit-Ledeaux

More determined than ever, superhuman Quinn McAlester navigates the dramas of high school and family life while balancing the growing responsibilities of being the world’s first superhero. Having won over the respect and trust of the authorities who sought to capture him, Quinn unites a team of unique individuals and devises a plan to infiltrate The Order and rescue his best friend, Blake Hargreaves, from the clutches of mastermind Victor Kraze. When the people he loves discover his secret superhero identity, Quinn struggles to keep his friends—and his boyfriend—safe…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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double timeDOUBLETIME (CROSSING THE LINE BOOK 1) by M D Stewart

After a time anomaly appears, Captain Dave Amsted pilots his military chopper over the strange distortion, he begins to remember a woman he’s fallen in love with but never met. He’s frantic to find the wife he knows is out there, only to find her married to another man. Can he reconnect with the one woman who completes him, or will he have to give her up to the man she’s in love with?
As the owner of KenSpec Labs, Dr. Marc Kensington knows about the tears in time. He suddenly starts having dreams about an unknown man, a man who wants to claim his wife, Sadie. He knows he’ll fight to keep her for himself, but should he deny her a chance at happiness?
Sadie doesn’t understand why she’s been dreaming of a man she’s only seen in pictures. She’s in love with her husband, Marc, but she starts to have memories of being married to this sexy stranger. Suddenly having memories of events that have never happened.
Both men love her, but will she break Marc’s heart and choose a husband she’s never met?

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circus save meCIRCUS SAVE ME by K A Knight and Erin O’Kane

It’s been over thirty years since the bombs dropped that almost decimated the planet. The fallout changed not only the animals and the landscape, but the people too. Freaks they called them; outcasts of society and hunted for their powers. The Circus has the only people to openly flaunt them, offering a haven for the lost and the damned.

Rhea works for a powerful man in the male-dominated world and she is treated no better than a slave.

Until one day she saves a stranger and it changes her life forever.
Will Rhea find her place within the freaks, or will this be her final show?

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script of the heartSCRIPT OF THE HEART: A CELTA NOVEL (CELTA HEARTMATES BOOK 15) by Robin D Owens

VS Note: I LOVE the Celta series, so different…one clicked this.

Celta, a place of magic, telepathic animal companions, and romance…Script of the Heart, a story set decades ago, of a couple struggling with love and loss…

Giniana Filix, a dedicated Healer, is desperate to raise funds for an experimental treatment to save her dying FamCat. She has no time or interest in a relationship.

Growing up on an impoverished estate as the last of his line, actor Klay St. Johnswort hears of a script of a lifetime, a script he believes will catapult his career to greatness and enable him to restore his home. Appalled to learn the script has mysteriously disappeared, he is determined to reclaim it at all costs.His desire to be close fuels her fear of abandonment.

Her distrust of actors clashes with his pride in his craft. But they discover a connection they can’t deny. Will their attraction be enough to force them to write their own Script of the Heart?

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skywardSKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson

VS Note: YA, not romance, but of note this week.

Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s–a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa’s chances of attending flight school at slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

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diamond fireDIAMOND FIRE: A HIDDEN LEGACY NOVELLA by Ilona Andrews

VS note: One clicked. I always find their books fascinating reads!

Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle.  Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan’s extensive family overruns his mother’s home.  Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder.

To make this wedding happen, Catalina will have to do the thing she fears most: use her magic.  But she’s a Baylor and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for her sister’s happiness.  Nevada will have her fairy tale wedding, even if Catalina has to tear the mansion apart brick by brick to get it done.

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leopard's runLEOPARD’S RUN (A LEOPARD NOVEL BOOK 11) by Christine Feehan

Timur Amurov has one purpose in life: protect his family at all costs. With lethal skills honed from a violent upbringing, Timur is a leopard shifter who sees any newcomers as possible threats–and the petite blond barista who his sister-in-law, Evangeline, has hired to work in her bakery is definitely hiding something. While Timur still needs to determine if Ashe is an enemy, he does know that she is the only woman whose presence has ever truly calmed the beast roaring inside of him.

Ashe Bronte is well aware she has a type: sexy, gorgeous and dangerous as hell. Despite the fact that Timur is all those things and more, Ashe is in San Antonio for reasons that do not involve getting wild with a ruthless leopard–and she cannot afford to make any mistakes. But Timur has ignited something deep within her, and even though she knows she should keep her distance, every move he makes has her craving a taste.

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omega objectionTHE OMEGA OBJECTION: THE SAN ANDREAS SHIFTERS by Gail Carriger

A werewolf walks into a bar.
Tank is working as a bouncer when he notices something odd about the sexy-as-sin bartender. He’s odorless, he’s amazingly popular with shifters, and he’s terrified.

A man without a smell.
Isaac is trying to escape his past. He hides in San Francisco because everyone knows that there are no werewolves in the Bay Area.

Until one walks into his bar.
Can a gentle werewolf with a trampled heart show a man who’s been running scared that sometimes there are monsters worth running towards?

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never let me fallNEVER LET ME FALL (FATAL DREAMS BOOK 3) by Abbie Roads

Thomas Brown can’t see color, but he can see people’s true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he’s starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white…

Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena’s past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.

As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they’ll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness.

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heir of stormHEIR OF STORM (HALF BLOOD HUNTRESS CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by D D Meirs and Graceley Knox

VS Note: No blurb at the time I checked. Only the following note:

The second installment of the sexy Half-Blood Huntress Chronicles! An Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance…(names of other ‘like this’ authors on ebook seller page…)

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hail atlantisHAIL ATLANTIS: MISTRESS OF THE SEVEN SEAS BOOK 2 by Sarah Louise

Rowena and her seven mates continue their whirlwind saga through the Oceans. Her journey still continues to be fraught with turmoil and conflict. Through it all though, Rowena must learn to conquer her insecurities and fears without pushing away those who love her most. When someone close to her is taken away, will Row do everything in her power to get them back, or will this prophecy claim one more life for its own.

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miss frost chills the cheaterMISS FROST CHILLS THE CHEATER:  A NOCTURNE FALLS MYSTERY (MISS JAYNE FROST BOOK 6) by Kristen Painter

Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now…private investigator. Sort of.

Jayne takes Sinclair on a much needed visit to her winter wonderland home, the North Pole. She wants him to see what her royal life is truly like. She knows the protocol and regulations that define her existence as heir to the Winter Throne aren’t for everyone and worries that it will be more than he wants to handle.
All seems well until a weird coincidence in a toy contest has some of the citizens of the North Pole giving Sinclair the side-eye. He’s a necromancer, and not everyone is okay with that.
Jayne vows to prove his presence and the apparent cheating are unrelated, but digging deeper uncovers all kinds of strange occurrences that only complicate things and make another perfectly clear. Someone doesn’t want Sinclair around.
When that someone cracks and takes action, Sinclair is in danger of losing more than his good name. Can Jayne chill the rumors that threaten the royal family and keep Sinclair from being permanently iced?

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winding keyTHE WINDING KEY (THE CLOCKWORK TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Kate Davidson

Zachary Platt is running out of time. The future of his world depends on the swift delivery of a hellish relic and the cooperation of an ambivalent shop assistant. Prudence Whitby is a young woman of no consequence yet a wicked twist of fate and instincts result in their becoming inescapably entwined. For an immortal who’s made a rule of keeping others at a distance, his burgeoning feelings could not have come at a worse moment.

Prudence has modest expectations for her life after college. Being caught in the orbit of an irascible client who seems alternately repelled and enthralled by her was not among them. She struggles with the depth of feeling inspired by a virtual stranger before confronting a far more terrible dilemma.

For the Fount of all vampires has been found, the doom of man approaches. All that stands between the earth and destruction is a mortal woman with the barest concept of what she faces and a vampire weakened by infatuation. They are not prepared and the clock is ticking.

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librarians and pot of goldTHE LIBRARIANS AND THE POT OF GOLD by Greg Cox

VS Note: Not a romance, an original novel based on the TV series, which I always enjoyed. Haven’t read the novel.

For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil.

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raven lashellTHE RAVEN (ROCK SHIFTER FAIRY TALES BOOK 4) by Lashell Collins

Kidnapped, drugged, and tortured, Kateri’s life has become little more than a lab experiment gone horribly wrong. Nefarious forces set on wiping out shifters for good see her as the key to finally making their evil plan a reality. But when an enchanted spell traps her in slumber, things suddenly go from bad to worse. Now she’s fighting weird monsters and running for her life. Good thing Raven Cloud, the sweet and sexy keyboard player from her favorite shifter rock band is there to help save her. Where the heck did he come from anyway? Kateri has no clue, but she’s certain they’ve fallen in love before. Maybe somewhere once upon a dream.

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dragon in the blood juliette crossDRAGON IN THE BLOOD: VALE OF STARS (BOOK 2) by Juliette Cross

VS Note: Reader GillyFlowerBlog pointed this one out!

While all seems quiet in Gladium Province, the Morgon Guard—the global justice force for the dragon hybrid race—knows their enemy is rebuilding its forces in the underground.

Valla Moonring, an assassin for an order of the Morgon Guard, is ordered to join an expedition through the Wastelands of Aria, a formidable, icy wilderness fraught with all manner of dangers, including outlaws, deadly weather, and big-game predators.

To her great distaste, she’s partnered with a Nightwing Security operative, Conn Rowanflame, a Morgon with the aggravating ability to get under her skin. While she takes her mission seriously, Conn’s confident charm throws her off balance, a dangerous place to be in conditions like these. Especially when cold nights require close contact.

Sensual attraction binds them ever closer, igniting a passion of unexpected force—soulfire. But when the hunters become the hunted, their bond could prove perilous. Even fatal.

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gold feverGOLD FEVER: DRAGONS OF tARAKONA (MAGIC NEW MEXICO) by D B Sieders

She’s got a fever, and he’s the only one who can break it.

Sienna Gold is an energy dragon. Useful gift—as long as the excess power inside her doesn’t cause her to explode! When a demon kidnaps her leader, the burden of rescuing him falls on her shoulders. This rescue will to take some teamwork, and she knows exactly who she is going to invite to help her.

Declan Amari is a wizard in disguise. He hates magic, refuses to use it, and absolutely abhors the thought of exploiting dragons for their magic. Unfortunately, one alluring and persistent gold dragon sees past his disguise and drags him, literally, to another world to rescue the leader of her merry band of rogues.

It’s a noble mission, but her needs could bring out the beastly nature he’s spent years suppressing. Can they come to a mutually acceptable arrangement in time to stop the demon hell bent on draining souls of Earthborn humans, or will his beastly nature cause even more devastation?

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war of stormsWAR OF STORMS (THE RYOGAN CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Erica Cameron

The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.

Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.

But how can her squad of ten stand against an army of ten thousand?

Calling in help from every ally she’s made in Ryogo, Khya tries to build a plan that won’t require sacrificing her friends or her brother. It’s a tough balance to find, especially when the leadership role she thought she wanted sits heavy on her shoulders, and her relationship with Tessen is beginning to crack under the strain.

The end is coming, and there’s no way to know who’ll be left standing when it hits.

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promised s cindersPROMISED (THE WOLVES OF KENCULL BOOK 1) by S Cinders

Growing up ashamed of her special abilities, Trix learns to fear the dark. That is where the monsters live, and none who are wise enter there…

Tobias and his three brothers fear they are the last wolves of Kencull. They have been searching for their mate – one who will bring peace to the land and fulfill their deepest desires.

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illusion of escapeILLUSION OF ESCAPE (CRYSTAL CLEAR BOOK 1) by Lana Kole

A nightmare is a fear your heart relates…
Solitude, serenity and sanity are vital to Moriah Copeland’s life. Focused on helping kids the system forgets, she is unaware of the powers she harbors deep in her soul.
The intensity of her dreams waver between a nightmare and a true confidant. Imagine her surprise when she realizes her dreams might be more than they seem, she suddenly has crazy magic powers, and three strange men crash a too good to be true second date for help finding their long-lost friend.
Loyalty means you don’t quit…
Closer than brothers, Kaiser, Walker, Remington and Levi are not one without the others. Since Walker’s disappearance three years prior, they have not been the same. Driven to find their lost comrade, they are not above breaking any laws, be they magekynd or human. When a fluke encounter alerts them to Mori’s potential, they cannot ignore their instincts.
Can they earn Mori’s trust after kidnapping her or will she walk away from the crazy world she’s been thrust into and the men who need her help?

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family spellsTHE FAMILY SPELLS by C M Stunich

My new motorcycle riding soulmate is half-demon, half-witch and all douche.

A douche who hates my other three soulmates. He’s a tattooed bad boy with a bad attitude, and he’s definitely not into thrice-married me with four kids under four. He’s also in desperate need of an erectile dysfunction spell. Seems the dickhead can only get hard when I’m around.

Owning a potion shop, running a coven of witches, and spending time with my four kids and their half-vampire, half-werewolf, and half-fae fathers is a lot–even for a superwoman like me. But if I have to give the demon asshole what he wants to get him to help with a spell for my cursed mother, I’ll do it.

Even if it means my family will never be complete, that the Oracle’s prediction of me having four soulmates, four husbands to share a life with, is all a lie … I’ll do it. And I’ll do it with my witch’s hat tipped, my little black dress pressed, and my broom in hand.

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elven furyELVEN FURY (AGENTS OF THE CROWN BOOK 4) by Lindsay Buroker

Jev Dharrow is trying to convince his father to cancel his arranged marriage so he can wed Zenia, the woman he loves. But when elven assassins arrive in the city, all his personal problems must be set aside.

They are after his good friend, Lornysh, an elf who has saved Jev’s life a dozen times over the years. The assassins consider Lornysh to be a traitor to their people, and they’ll kill anyone who stands at his side. They wield great magic as well as their swords, and they have the power to destroy half the city as they chase after their target.

With the arranged marriage looming and elven assassins on the warpath, Jev is running out of time to save his friend—and his own future.

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guardians of hellfireGUARDIANS OF HELLFIRE (GUARDIANS OF THE FAE BOOK 2) by Elizabeth Hartwell

Within minutes, everything Eve Carter thought she knew about her life was eradicated by a volley of Hellfire.

She’s being called a Demon. It shouldn’t be possible. No one has ever possessed both Demonic and Fae magic before. But the fury behind the power Eve unleashed says it’s very real.

For as long as Eve can remember, she’s been the hunter when it came to Paranormal justice.
But now she’s the hunted.
Cole, Noah, Jacob, and Tyler would do anything for their mate, but if they’re going to survive this test, it’ll take the strongest magic of all.

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james skin walkersJAMES (SKIN WALKERS BOOK 18) by Susan Bliler

Skin Walker Sentry, James, is known for his jokes and good humor, but when he comes face-to-face with his past, there isn’t anything funny about it. Prim is the woman who wrecked him all those years ago. She’s his enemy, and regardless of the passion they once shared, James is determined to put her where she belongs, in a cell.

PrimRose is done running from her past. The last time she saw James, his eyes had been filled with cold, merciless hatred. She’d been forced to betray him, and he’s never understood why. Now, seeing him again after all these years, any hope for a relationship is vanishing beneath his cruel disdain. Prim knows she’s to blame for the ice that surrounds his heart, yet she’s praying that the secret she’s kept all these years and the sacrifices she’s willing to make might just warm him to her. It was a risk coming to StoneCrow, but for a shot at happiness, Prim was willing to risk it. Now, she’s just praying she survives James’ wrath.

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mama me holiday treeMAMA, ME AND THE HOLIDAY TREE (THE APPALACHIAN ELEMENTALS SERIES) by Jeanine G’Fellers

Centenary Rhodes and her mother are at constant odds. It’s one of the many reasons Cent left home when she was eighteen. Mama’s difficult for anyone to manage, but now that Cent’s back home, she has to try. Mama, however, won’t acknowledge who Cent’s become, even though she’s repeatedly been shown the truth.

It’ll take more than popcorn strings and paper snowflakes to heal the rift that’s formed between Cent and Mama. It’s going to take bushels of patience, heaps of magic, and assistance from everyone on both sides of Embreeville Mountain to reset the Balance between them.

But with Yule and Christmas just around the corner, it might already be too late.

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goddesss hopeGODDESS’S HOPE (THE CHILDREN OF THE GODS ORIGINS BOOK 2) by I T Lucas

It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Hungry for power and infatuated with the beautiful Areana, Navuh plots his father’s demise. After all, by getting rid of the insane god he would be doing the world a favor. Except, when gods and immortals conspire against each other, humanity pays the price.

But things are not what they seem, and prophecies should not to be trusted.

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price of happinessTHE PRICE OF HAPPINESS (A MEDIEVAL TALE BOOK 5) by Lina J Potter

A sinister conspiracy against the King is gaining momentum, with Lilian and her family in the epicenter of this deadly game. Meanwhile Count Jess Earton himself, vigilant and dissatisfied, has arrived at the royal palace. The family reunion Lillian has been dreading has finally arrived. She has had enough time to prepare, to plan and consider all her options. King Edward is on her side, as are the Khangans and the Virmans… So why is her stomach in knots, why are her knees shaking and her heart pounding loud in her chest?
On the eve of her meeting with Jess, Lilian’s affections from her previous life resurface. Thank Aldonai that at the masquerade, it is easy to cover your personality and feelings with a mask of indifference.

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to trust a bearTO TRUST A BEAR (LUMBERJACK BEARS BOOK 3) by Emilia Hartley

Callie Stone believes that 2500 miles is about the right distance to keep between herself and Morgan Moreno, the cheating jerk who stole her heart and then stomped all over it a decade ago.

Morgan’s little gang of rogue bears has been getting up to trouble, though, and Callie’s father, the leader of her idyllic Alaskan community of bear shifters, wants Callie to bring Morgan’s group back to the fold before they ruin things for bears everywhere.

The trouble is, the longer Callie hangs out with Morgan and his friends, the more she comes to doubt her upbringing—and even her belief that Morgan cheated on her. Her bond to Morgan grows by the day, and the reasons not to trust in his love for her keep turning to mist and blowing away.

As everything she always thought important gets turned on its head, Callie must figure out who to trust and how to earn the trust of those she has inadvertently hurt.

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magical temptationsMAGICAL TEMPTATIONS (BIOMYSTIC SECURITY BOOK 2) by Jaliza A Burwell

Dr. Laila Porter has successfully kept Cyril Shanton alive. Now it’s time to learn that when a dragon wants something, they get it, and Shanton wants Laila. The dragon has uncovered an old cave system, and he needs Laila’s expertise to get through the dangerous traps safely because he wants what the traps protect.

With time running out, Laila, Davies, Rhett, and Venni have to traipse through the dangerous tunnels with Shanton and his team. While trying to stay alive, Laila learns about her origins, about who she is, and where she came from. She’s gone over a million different scenarios of her past, but none of them comes close to the truth. The guys will have to prove to Laila that they’re with her, no matter what, and no matter who her ancestors are.

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twister jasmina wylderTWISTER (SAVAGE BROTHERHOOD MC BOOK 6) by Jasmine Wylder

Twister My name is Andy. Some see me as the banished brother of the Savage Brotherhood, to others I’m just another badass. But what they don’t know is that I believe in what the Brotherhood stands for. Even though the gang moonlights with criminal activity, keeping the town of Coalfell safe from vampires is their main mission. They do what is necessary to make sure no other child has to watch their parents die… like I did. One mistake is all it took for me to be ousted from the Savage brotherhood, now I’m drifting without purpose. Who am I if I’m not a member of the gang? I’ll do whatever it takes to earn my place back, even if it kills me.

Guinevere As the vampire Queen, I am subject to many misguided impressions of me. Sure, I’ve fought many battles both inside and outside my own kingdom, but what they don’t understand is that I want to improve the relationship between shifters and vampires… and be human again. Finally, it seems that my dream is within reach, even if it means I can’t ever be human again.

When Andy and Guinevere are thrown together in unexpected circumstances, their fierce attraction is undeniable. What harm can it do to pursue a passionate fling for a little while, after all it isn’t love. But as their lives are endangered and everything they have fought for starts to slip away, all that might be left is love.

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harbingerTHE HARBINGER by Candace Wondrak

One: technology doesn’t work. The Second doesn’t need electricity when it has magic. Two: don’t trust anyone. The Second’s races—the Elven, the Malus, the Ulen and the Dracon—are way too pretty to trust. Three: when someone tells you you’re the new Harbinger, believe them. Bad things happen if you don’t.

Back in the sixties, the last Harbinger permanently opened the gateways between Earth and the Second. Humanity grew accordingly. Faith is in her fifth year at the Academy, with her sight set on joining the Division, the branch of government that enforces what most law enforcement can’t, like smuggling goods between worlds. Following her mother’s footsteps has always been the plan.

Of course, she doesn’t want to follow them to a T. Her mother had awful luck with men, as did her grandma. Faith wouldn’t mind finding out what’s so special about a man that it has her quirky grandma swearing at them constantly. A field trip to the Second is just what she needs.

Being the first female Harbinger in the Second’s history and having to face down the realm’s most dangerous Dracon, also known as the ridiculously-named Dread King? Not what she needs.

Faith isn’t a hero. That sort of responsibility is not what she wants. The perks that come with it—like a sexy but infuriating Elf, a flirty Malus, and a quiet and pensive Ulen—well, maybe for them she’ll make an exception to her grandma’s no-man rule.

Maybe she’ll have them all.

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everlasting christmasAN EVERLASTING CHRISTMAS (THE HAPPILY EVERLASTING SERIES BOOK 7) by Mandy M Roth

Wil Messing may own a thriving antique shop in the tiny seaside town of Everlasting, Maine, but the man and the shop are far more than they appear to be. Born into a long line of supernatural hunters, this alpha male has had to make tough decisions all of his life. But the toughest one of all was walking away from the woman who stole his heart long ago. But he had no choice. It was for her own safety.

He wants more from her than mere friendship but knows he has no right to ask—not with their past. But when a secret admirer begins leaving Jolene gifts, it doesn’t take a great detective to tell Wil it’s now or never.

Jolene Bails may come off as a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense kind of woman, but underneath it all, she has a softer side. Now that she has a Secret Santa, who seems to know her well, she finds herself opening to the idea of wanting more from life. But first, she has to figure out who is leaving her mysterious gifts and why it is Wil, her old flame, is acting so strange.

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a very dragon christmasA VERY DRAGON CHRISTMAS (DARKNESS SERIES NOVELLA) by Katie Reus

Victoria is about to have a baby. But not just any baby, a wolf-dragon hybrid, and her overprotective mother-in-law isn’t giving her any peace. She means well, but by the time Victoria finds herself climbing out a bathroom window to escape her overly-vigilant family, she realizes something’s got to give. And if they don’t back off, more than just the holiday will be ruined.

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dining with angelsDINING WITH ANGELS (BITS AND BITES FROM THE DEMONICA UNIVERSE) by Larissa Ione and Suzanne M Johnson

In a world where humans and supernatural beings coexist — not always peacefully — three things can bring everyone to the table: Love, a mutual enemy, and, of course, food.

With seven brand new stories from the Demonica universe, New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione has the love and enemies covered, while celebrity Southern food expert Suzanne Johnson brings delicious food to the party.

And who doesn’t love a party? (Harvester rolls her eyes and raises her hand, but we know she’s lying.)

Join Ares and Cara as they celebrate a new addition to their family. See what Reaver and Harvester are doing to “spice” things up. Find out what trouble Reseph might have gotten himself into with Jillian. You’ll love reading about the further adventures of Wraith and Serena, Declan and Suzanne, and Shade and Runa, and you’re not going to want to miss the sit down with Eidolon and Tayla.

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visionary wolfVISIONARY WOLF by Linda O Johnston

Lieutenant Liam Corland is the newest member of an elite military unit for shapeshifters. A tech expert, his task is to counter reports of Alpha Force’s existence spreading online. When the rumors take a dark turn, his mission grows more urgent. His greatest ally is Dr. Rosa Jontay—the woman who’s seen him at his most vulnerable, the woman he knows he can never have. The woman he can’t possibly live without.

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code wolfCODE WOLF by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

When Seattle detective and alpha werewolf Derek Miller meets Riley Price, the bond is instant. Feral. Their connection entails enormous risk, for he must keep the existence of his kind secret at all costs. But the forces of darkness have Riley in their sights. Now Derek must choose between the Were code of silence and saving the woman who’s set him on fire.

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to tame a rogueTO TAME A ROGUE (AGE OF GOLD 3) by May Sage

Raised in exile, Ash rose to power, but he never forgot, or forgave the way his family was slaughtered by the dragons of the Kingdom of Gold.
When rumors reach him, suggesting that his elder sister may be alive, the King of Absolia leaves for Farden in secret, only to find that his real enemies might be closer than he thought.

Demelza has been called many things. Powerful. Ruthless. Selfless. No one ever accused her of being weak before.
The wounded rogue she finds in her land bears the marks of Shadows, distinguishing him as a dangerous enemy. She should burn him to ashes where he lay.
She won’t.

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unwrap meUNWRAP ME (STORM LORDS BOOK 4) by Nina Croft

Only five days to Christmas.

The Reverend Imogen Lockley’s busiest time of year. She thinks she’s prepared for anything, but nothing can prepare her for Devlin Royce.

A long time ago, Devlin was an angel. Then he broke the laws of Heaven and stole the Elixir of Life to save the woman he loved. Caught, he was torn from her arms and cast into the Abyss. There, he became a Storm Lord, a creature of chaos and destruction.

Two thousand years ago, Imogen drank the Elixir of Life. Since then, her soul has been tied to the earth in a perpetual cycle of death and rebirth. And throughout each life she is haunted by memories of a love she cannot remember and a betrayal she can’t forgive.

Now, Devlin has been given one chance to get her back. Or lose her forever. And he has five days to do it. Can he somehow make her see beyond the dark being he has become, to the angel she once loved?

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empress of all seasonsEMPRESS OF ALL SEASONS by Emiko Jean

Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete–all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy.

Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren’t hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast.

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texas hold emTEXAS HOLD ‘EM: A WILD CARD NOVEL edited by George R R Martin

VS Note: Not romance but of note this week.

Texas Hold’em: A Wild Cards Novel is an adventure in the bestselling shared-universe science fiction superhero series, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin.

San Antonio, home of the Alamo, is also host to the nation’s top high school jazz competition, and the musicians at Xavier Desmond High are excited to outplay their rivals. They are also jokers, kids with strange abilities and even stranger looks. On top of that, well, they are teenagers, apt for mischief, mishaps, and romantic misunderstandings.

Michelle Pond, aka The Amazing Bubbles, thinks that her superhero (and supermom) know-how has prepared her to chaperone the event. But when her students start going wayward, she’ll soon discover the true meaning of “Don’t mess with Texas.”

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oracles hauntORACLE’S HAUNT (DESERT CURSED SERIES BOOK 4) by Shannon Meyer

Hope is a four letter word. Yet, I can’t help but hope that the Oracle will be the answer to what I seek.

But getting to the Oracle is no small thing as she resides in the center of the Blasted lands—toxic waste, lava, and monsters. And as the alpha of our Pride, it’s up to me to act responsibly and not get my people all killed.

Driving us from behind comes the desert goddess whose rage is centered on me, and with her is a new ally, who still holds my heart in his hands. One whose voice calls to me still.

Eyes on the prize, I will push forward, even though hope feels weak and pointless. Along the way, maybe my heart will heal, maybe I’ll bring my brother back from the dead, maybe this will turn out okay after all.

Or maybe I will lose everything, and everyone I hold dear and discover I’m not meant to save anyone.

Hope might spring eternal, but she’s a right bitch as far as I can see.

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VS Note: AYDARR, the 1st book in my Badari Warriors Series, won the I Heart Indie contest last week, in the SF&F romance category! Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future and the human women they love….

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And this is the last week to have part of your purchase price or KU page reads  on the USA Today Best Seller PETS IN SPACE 3 count toward the donation to Hero Dogs, Inc.! Amazon

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

October 31

October 24

October 17

October 10

October 3

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.

Heavy Responsibilities Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m switching to my newly released scifi romance Timtur: The Teacher’s Alien Healer (Badari Warriors) this week. (The first book in the series, AYDARR, just won the I Heart Indie contest for SciFi & Fantasy by the way!)

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.

If you haven’t read any of my Badari Warriors books, here’s the background:

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. The luckiest Badari find their mates among the humans.

Lily and Timtur are having a hard time moving from being friends to a deeper relationship. Here Timtur talks to Aydarr, the pack’s Alpha about his misgivings and seeks advice. Aydarr has a human mate.

The excerpt:

Pulling vulnerable emotions out of his heart and putting words to them was like standing naked and declawed in a vermore pit while the poisonous creatures crawled over him.  Talking about his deepest emotions and vulnerabilities wasn’t something he was used to doing at all. Even as he had the thought, he took himself to task. Lily wouldn’t hurt him by being cruel, even if she didn’t accept his proposal to be mates. But if he worked up the courage to ask her his question and she said no, he didn’t know how he’d go on. She was as essential to him as air to breathe.

He fell back on the primary issue confusing him—duty to his pack and to the goddess. Timtur decided to keep the emotional jeopardy he felt in broaching the topic with Lily in reserve. Maybe he wouldn’t have to explain himself on that score, depending what Aydarr counseled. “You said it yourself, earlier: I’m the one in our generation who speaks to the goddess, keeps the traditions aligned, carries the messages of the ancestral memory to those who follow.”

“Heavy responsibilities…”

timturThe blurb: 

Far from her home in the human Sectors after the mass kidnapping, teacher Lily Garrison is making a niche for herself in the valley by running a school for the Badari young. Although she yearns for Timtur, the pack’s healer, another Badari male has his eye on her and won’t take no for an answer.

Timtur feels the weight and responsibility of being the pack’s only healer, constantly on call as the soldiers fight ferocious battles against the alien scientists and their troops. With scarcely a moment to himself, he’s drawn to the gentle Lily but worries he won’t be able to juggle his duties, his loyalty to the pack and a relationship with a human woman.

When Lily’s stalker takes direct action to kidnap her and steal her from the safety of the valley, she’s forced to reach deep inside to find the strength to battle for her life. Timtur realizes too late how foolish he’s been to resist the bond with his fated mate and leads the rescue effort.

Before this situation can be resolved both will have to put their lives on the line and decide what really matters in a dangerous world ruled by the enemy.

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday October 31

radek_susan_hayesAs 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).

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RADEK: STAR-CROSSED ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Susan Hayes

VS Note: I couldn’t wait for this one!

Radek is a prince with a problem. He wants to see the galaxy, but an ancient law forbids any member of the Romaki Dragon Clans from ever leaving their planet. So, what’s a Romaki Snow dragon to do? Defy the law, hop a ride with a friend, and head for the far side of the galaxy, that’s what.

As the Pyrosians prepare to claim their mates, all Radek has to do is sit back, enjoy the party, and keep one little promise – no shifting into a dragon while he’s visiting Earth. What could be simpler?

This book contains a sassy chef whose dreams just went up in flames, and a runaway prince who came to Earth looking for answers – and found his destiny instead.

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darkest starTHE DARKEST STAR (ORIGIN SERIES BOOK 1) by Jennifer Armentrout

VS Note: YA

Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity’s war with the aliens. When she’s caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head.

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worlds collide tracy st johnWORLDS COLLIDE (WARRIORS OF RISNAR BOOK 3) by Tracy St John

Engineer Velia Farrah always wanted to see an alien up close. Now that she’s assigned to study the top secret portal linking Earth to other worlds, she’ll get her chance. But when a fierce, gold-skinned alien from Risnar leaps from the portal and whisks her back to his home planet, “up close” takes on a whole new meaning.

Believing Earthlings had killed his fellow warriors, Jape Bolep is determined to destroy Earth’s access to Risnar once and for all. Grabbing a curvy handful of a human wasn’t part of the plan, but he has no intention of letting her distract him from his need for vengeance—no matter how much he aches to make her his.

Both are ready to do battle over right and wrong and good and evil, and their combustible relationship burns hotter than the sun’s surface. But distrust and treachery from all sides leave Velia and Jape in a fight against their own people to keep each other alive—and to ultimately save both Earth and Risnar from total destruction.

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rising tideTHE RISING TIDE (LIMINAL SKY BOOK 2) by J Scott Coatsworth

VS Note: I am REALLY enjoying this series about a unique ‘generation ship’. While not a romance, there are many diverse loving couples and a great scifi tale. I did receive an ARC of this book for review purposes.

Earth is dead. Five years later, the remnants of humanity travel through the stars inside Forever: a living, ever-evolving, self-contained generation ship. When Eddy Tremaine and Andy Hammond find a hidden world-within-a-world under the mountains, the discovery triggers a chain of events that could fundamentally alter or extinguish life as they know it, culminate in the takeover of the world mind, and end free will for humankind. Eddy, Andy, and a handful of other unlikely heroes—people of every race and identity, and some who aren’t even human—must find the courage and ingenuity to stand against the rising tide. Otherwise they might be living through the end days of human history.

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other earthOTHEREARTH (LAST REALITY BOOK 2) by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

VS Note: YA

Simon would have done anything to save his best friend after a mysterious accident almost killed her–including follow her into a virtual world. And what he and Kat discovered there was more terrifying than they could have ever imagined. Unwitting hospital patients are being forced to test a device that lets VR be experienced with all five senses. The technology is so advanced that it’s deadly.

Now the world’s biggest tech corporation is hunting Simon and Kat while war rages in Otherworld, the virtual world it created. Determined to destroy the Company, Simon and Kat must join forces with a hacker, a gangster, and a digital entity. But as they battle to save two worlds, they uncover an all-new threat to our world: the Company’s latest creation, an augmented-reality game called OtherEarth. Not only does OtherEarth kill, it has the power to erase the line between what’s real and what’s fantasy.

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gold rushGOLD RUSH: DRAGONS OF TARAKONA MAGIC NEW MEXICO by Jody Wallace

She didn’t know she was a dragon. He didn’t know he was a hero.

Oksana Popov, scientist, has no reason to believe in magic until she finds a portal to another world near the mysterious town of Magic, New Mexico. Even then she’s inclined to believe it’s military until she meets rascally wizard Wade Insbrook, who helps her through her transformation into an actual gold dragon. But when she tries to return to Earth and confront her parents about her heritage, Wade uses all the tricks in his very tricky book to stop her. Because gold dragons who don’t have a particular wizard to drain their power blow up. Literally.

And while Wade might appeal to Oksana’s baser instincts, he’s just not the right kind of wizard. Originally from Earth, he’s been hiding on Tarakona because of a deal gone bad with a demon. While things heat up between Wade and Oksana, her trip through the portal has alerted the demon, and soon the demon has discovered Wade at last.

A harrowing escape finds Wade and Oksana on Earth and racing to destroy a seemingly indestructible object before the demon uses it to raise hell. Their budding attraction won’t be the only thing that can’t survive the demon apocalypse.

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women of the galaxy star warsSTAR WARS – WOMEN OF THE GALAXY by Amy Ratcliffe, Foreward by Kathleen Kennedy

VS Note: Not romance obviously but of note this week. Hardcover

They are heroes and villains, Sith and Jedi, senators and scoundrels, mothers, mercenaries, artists, pilots. . . .

The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level. This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details by author Amy Ratcliffe. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists, here is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away.

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earthbound christmasAN EARTHBOUND CHRISTMAS by Cailin Briste

Fate arranges the chance meeting of two strangers in need of a little kindness on Christmas Eve. Celebrity Davon Weider, with his navy-blue eyes and muscular physique, can fill the starring role in any woman’s fantasy. But Jasline, a spaceport mech, is more impressed by his five jump speed records. This will be a Christmas neither will forget.

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blue christmasBLUE CHRISTMAS: A PROPHECY SERIES HOLIDAY NOVELLA by Lea Kirk

Four-year-old Maggie Bock loves living aboard her parents’ space cruiser, but it’s almost Christmas. What if Santa doesn’t know where she is now? Someone will have to find him and tell him, of course. But when she stows away on her mother’s transport to Terr, she sets off a chain of events that brings the holidays to the Atlantis.

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howls and hallowsHOWLS AND HALLOWS (STEAMPUNK RED RIDING HOOD BOOK 5) by Melanie Karsak

VS Note: From September and thanks to the Whiskey With My Book Blog for bringing it to my attention.

Busy tracking down thieving werewolves in London, Clemeny is surprised when Edwin asks her to lead a new case in the Fenlands of east England.

The Cabell family is haunted by a curse. Something in the misty moors surrounding Cabell Manor has come howling just days before the exclusive All Hallows Ball. How gauche. But London’s best agent is on the case.

Clemeny soon finds herself learning the ropes of polite society while hunting an apparition on the foggy fens. She’ll need to solve the case quickly if she hopes to be the belle–not the bruiser–of the ball.

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axtin againAXTIN (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 2) by Elin Wynn

Brilliant chemist Leena guards her heart with a sharp tongue and steely focus on her work.
A battle-happy jock would be the last traveling companion she ever picked – even if he was human. One of the alien warriors? Not a chance.
But there’s more to Axtin than his green skin and interesting stripes. His strong arms will protect her from attackers, but as her emotions start to thaw, who will save her from him?

Axtin only finds peace in his endless fights against the Xathi after the destruction of his homeworld, The galactic rift that brought the war to Ankau simply means a new battleground, nothing more.But when he’s forced to guard the spirited Leena from the dangers all around, can he learn to care for something deeper?

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serpents mateTHE SERPENT’S MATE (IRIDUAN TEST SUBJECTS BOOK 3) by Susan Trombley

When Cass is abducted by aliens and sold to an alien pirate queen who collects female slaves to harvest their pheromones, her first experience with extraterrestrials quickly turns from surreal into a nightmare, which only grows more terrifying when an alien with a snake-like lower body and a surprisingly handsome face comes to her rescue. But Cass isn’t sure she’s actually safe with him, because he looks at her with hunger in his eyes.

Nahash has always been a loyal, honorable Iriduan soldier. After distinguishing himself above his peers, the genetically-enhanced warrior volunteered for an experimental program to create a hybrid with powerful psionic abilities, using DNA taken from a giant serpent that decimated one of their outer colonies. Though his body changed into a form beyond the scientists’ expectations, his mind became a weapon that could alter the very course of Iriduan civilization, perhaps even saving it from its inevitable ruin.

After such drastic alterations to his biology, scientists told him he was free from the affliction that caused Iriduan males to imprint on a single female, bonding him to her for life. The last thing he expects is to bond instantly to a human female he rescues during a raid on a pirate colony. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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queens ransomQUEEN’S RANSOM: THE GOLDEN BULLS OF MINOS by Isobel Wroth

VS Note: Set on an alien planet so SFR not Fantasy

Jalia hasn’t ever played a game she can’t win.

The Promise of a Queen’s Ransom is too much for life-long gambler Jalia to pass up. The untouched planet of Minos is rumored to be so wealthy, one can walk along the beach and pluck diamonds from the sea. According to the contract, all she has to do to win is solve a few puzzles and navigate a labyrinth or two.
Simple!

But she didn’t read the fine print…

She isn’t competing to win treasure, she’s competing to become Queen of Minos. Marriage to the king: Mandatory.
A king who sends men to their deaths by the dozen kills anyone who dares speak against him, and his people live in fear of his wrath.
Bound by the contract, Jalia has no choice but to try or die while the challenges grow ever more deadly. Even if she wins, marrying the Monstrous king of Minos may be a fate worse than death.

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alpha breedsALPHA BREEDS (ALPHA HORDE BOOK 1) by Milana Jacks

Kingsley At the frat party, someone must have spiked my beer, because I see a bright light and find myself sitting on a bed with a huge, green monster looming over me. I screech and throw every sharp object within reach. But you know what’s really weird? I’m terrified and, at the same time, there’s something about those black eyes, that scent, that purrrr that makes my body come alive.

Loven I fight for the honor of someday owning an Omega–a rare breeding female reserved for Alphas hand-selected by the king. For years, fighting alone has been enough. Until I scent this alien female, and my body emits a mating call.

Omegas are the king’s property. If I don’t deliver her to the Omega Compound, I’ll lose my life, the lives of my Horde Alphas, and risk starting a full-scale rebellion. And yet, I can’t part from her. This one belongs to me.

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beyond the silver doorBEYOND THE SILVER DOOR: MAGIC NEW MEXICO ALPHAS OF RED FIRE PRIDE BOOK 2 by Rose Smith

If one woman can shock him into darkness, perhaps another can bring him into the light.

After fully recovering from a savage grizzly attack—sexy werelion, Troy Xanadu, travels back to his pride to claim his beloved.

When his mother, Mara, Queen of the Red Fire Pride, hands him the letter that’s been waiting for him for many months; he can’t believe the words written on the page. Heartbroken—he leaves the pride and goes into the depths of the Magic Forest to train in the Cave of the Ancient Rippers—a society sworn to protect the Seven Realms.

Troy accepts a suicide mission—leaving before he completes his training. On the hunt for escaped convict, Dengar Leelo, he travels to the planet Xexloria—land of the scorching silver moon.

On a night when the moon is dripping with hot silver—he descends down a dark cave and captures his prey. Leelo tells Troy about the shadow crawlers that have possessed his body for years—turning him into a sadistic killer. They need a new host.

Now Troy Xanadu’s only hope for survival lies with a beautiful alien sorceress—Sahnia Falkov—determined to clear her father’s name and avenge his death.

Can two creatures hunting death find love instead?

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messing up magicMESSING UP MAGIC (MAGIC NEW MEXICO) by Winnie Winkle

There’s always a price to pay…

For Haseya, that price means a life of celibacy. A Navajo Skinwalker Witch, her gift of healing forbids her from loving a man intent on pain and destruction.

For Zayn, the price means a life of anger and loneliness. A Djinn, he is torn by the need to seek vengeance.

Zayn will do anything to protect Haseya. When hostile aliens searching for shifters arrive in Magic, New Mexico, he is willing to unleash any force to save the woman he loves and the town that needs him—but will the price of protecting those he loves drive a wedge between him and the beautiful witch he is destined to love forever?

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claimed by the village of konradCLAIMED BY THE VILLAGE OF KONRAD (CLAIMING THEIR BRIDE BOOK 1) by Abby Aaron

In a post-apocalyptic world is a city inhabited by women only. Outside its walls are villages with warriors, women and children. Once a cycle, a woman leaves the city to become a new member of a village. It’s an honor to be chosen.

Attie is chosen but not by chance. She has a plan to escape the protective life of the city to search for her lost friend Naysa. But she soon finds herself married to three handsome but forceful men and taken to their village – which was not part of her plan. Luckily, Naysa is there, too, now heavy with child. Will they chance running back to the city of women, or forge a new path within the hostile settlement of men?

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lightning strikesLIGHTNING STRIKES (THE STORM BOOK 1) by Ripley Proserpina and Rebecca Royce

True love refuses to die…
Whitney Lake has had a lot of time to contemplate the end of the world. In the blink of an eye, an infection wiped out most of the human population, and her life changed forever. In one of the few safe cities left, Whitney tries to keep her head down, and stay alive.
But the world needs saving, and she may be the only one who can do it.
When a letter from her long-dead best friend arrives, Whitney takes a chance. Can she save those she thought were lost?
Out in the wilderness, where she never dared to go, she’ll discover a world she never expected, and six men who would come back from the dead just to be with her.
Will she fight for the men who chose her, or will she lose everything in the coming storm?

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match holley trentMATCH (THE JEKH SAGA BOOK SIX) by Holley Trent w/a H E Trent

Matchmaker Brenna Zachary is busy connecting Jekh’s loneliest hearts yet has no romance of her own. That is, until a practical friend makes her an offer of marriage she can’t resist. The industrious and hardworking Herris Deshtan is offering her both marriage and independence. In exchange, he gets to have the family he’s been craving since losing his during the planet’s recent conflicts.

Now Brenna’s former suitor is at loose ends. Although he’s a traditional male of the Bouk sect and less interested in securing a bride, Rajan Sunamane can concede that he should have secured Brenna’s hand sooner. However, he’d always assumed that Brenna would be there whenever he was ready. And now, not only has Herris interfered, but he’s already secured his claim with a baby. If Rajan doesn’t wheedle his way back into Brenna’s good graces, his mother—who’s had her heart set on having Brenna as a daughter for a decade—will disown him. There’s no worse fate for a Bouk.

While Rajan might be able to convince Brenna to accept him back into her good graces, and into a traditional Jekhan trio, Herris doesn’t intend to be in another one. Brenna is enough for him…or so he claims. There’s a hidden darkness in Herris that Brenna doesn’t know about and Rajan believes he’s the only man who can temper it.

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tayrymTAYRYM (GALACTIC DEFENDERS BOOK 4) by Jessica E Subject

Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a boy. Finally an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now, he’s unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more.

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri keeps his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?

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poppy bloomPOPPY BLOOM: LIFE AFTER US BOOK ONE by Rebekah Dodson

Vicki Morel believes she and Will, her gorgeous fiancé, have it all. They’re living the American dream. That is, until Portland, Oregon is leveled by a terrorist grade light weapon, and she loses Will at the airport.

Ambrose Palamo is an aviation student who wants one thing: to go home to Samoa. But when Portland is leveled, and he meets Vicki, he promises to help her find her fiancé instead. What he doesn’t expect is the feelings that start to form for her as they search the dangerous Oregon woodlands.

Sometimes love isn’t what you think it is.
The poppies bloom reminds them of what they’ve lost, while giving them the courage to face a brand new future.

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captains claimed propertyCAPTAIN’S CLAIMED PROPERTY by Hollie Hutchins

He decided to keep me…He decided to keep me for himself instead of selling me as a human slave.Now, I have to prove my worth to this aggressive, homicidal captain of the half-dragon race, Kylen.

All while trying to ignore the hungry stares and wandering hands from the ugly, unruly aliens on board.There’s something strange about him.Something I’m not expecting.

Past that anger, that sense of danger he carries, there’s something more.It’s that something that spares me compared to the other humans.It’s that something that allows me more freedom than most other captives.

It’s that something that makes me suspect that to him, I’m not the slave I should be…My name is Sarah Dawson, captive of the Slipstream F6… but not for long.

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the hunt jo tannahTHE HUNT (ADVENTURES OF MARCUS KILDUD BOOK 1) by Jo Tannah

Lieutenant Marcus Kildud and his men are rangers for hire. They specialize in insertion, extraction, escape, and evasion. He answers an urgent request from the Planet Terrus’ Prelate, the Lord Fulsam, whose son has disappeared and is presumed dead.

Their task is to find the ring the Prelate’s son wore. The promised compensation and bonus offered are enough to make this their team’s final mission.

What they meet in the forest is something none of them have ever encountered before. Marcus now faces the unimaginable. He realizes too late that sometimes, running away may be the only option left to stay alive.

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to catch a rogueTO CATCH A ROGUE (LONDON STEAMPUNK: THE BLUEBLOOD CONSPIRACY BOOK 4) by Bec McMaster

The Company of Rogues finally knows the identity of the mastermind behind a plot against the queen—but their enemy is still one step ahead of them. When he kidnaps one of theirs, the Rogues plan a daring rescue mission that will lead them into the heart of the bloodthirsty Crimson Court.

It’s a job for a master thief, and there’s nothing Charlie Todd likes more than a challenge. To pull off the impossible, Charlie needs a crew, including the only thief who’s ever been able to outfox him.

He broke her heart. But now she must risk it all to save his life…

Lark’s spent years trying to forget her past, but the one thing she can’t ignore is the way a single smile from Charlie still sets her heart on fire. When he proposes they work together again, it feels just like old times, but she has one rule: this is strictly business.

It’s Charlie’s last chance to prove he can be trusted with her heart. But Lark’s keeping a deadly secret. And as passions are stirred and the stakes mount, it might be the kind of secret that could destroy them all.

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archangels prophecyARCHANGEL’S PROPHECY (A GUILD HUNTER NOVEL BOOK 11) by Nalini Singh

VS Note: Had this pre-ordered of course and planned to devour this book in one sitting. BUT have heard from other readers the ending is a cliffhanger of sorts and I hate those, even from an author I love. Plus with this series, the next book is a year away. So I may wait and read this one and the next one together in 2019. Kinda bummed. Feel free to tell me if I’ve heard wrong about the ending! The book is on my kindle…

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind—and now they are failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering across the world. In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.

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shades of wickedSHADES OF WICKED: A NIGHT REBEL NOVEL by Jeaniene Frost

The Rule BreakerMaster vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless…and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he’s never been able to abide by the rules for long.

The Law Maker…Veritas’ normal role is police, judge, and jury to reprobates like Ian. But she has her own ax to grind with Dagon, so if she can use Ian as bait…well, all’s fair in law and war. As they scour supernatural hotspots to perfect their trap, Veritas soon realizes Ian’s carefully cultivated, devil-may-care roguish image hides something much more powerful. And Ian discovers Veritas has shocking secrets of her own. As they’re drawn to each other with a passion as intense as their peril, either love or justice will prevail. But each will have devastating consequences.

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dragonfireDRAGONFIRE: A DARK KINGS NOVEL by Donna Grant

It was a soul-deep longing, one that got into his bones and settled there, sending whispers of desire through him. The need, the hunger, grew tenfold with every breath. . . .

As a Dragon King, Roman is sworn to protect all mortals—even though they no longer believe in dragons. But deep in the Carpathian Mountains, he discovers a beautiful and mysterious gypsy who possesses the power to see into his very soul. To reignite the fire in his heart. And to help him find the long-lost sword that could save the dragons forever…

Sabina remembers the stories her grandmother told her. Legends of dragons and kings, fire and ice. And she’s never forgotten the dark prophecy that filled her ancestors with fear—a fate they tried to prevent by stealing a Dragon King’s sword. Sabina knows that helping Roman is dangerous. He is a dragon betrayed, and more powerful than any man. He could destroy her in a single fiery embrace. But how can she resist the longing in his eyes—or the feelings in her heart—when their destinies are bound by desire?

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wolf risingWOLF RISING (SWAT BOOK 8) by Paige Tyler

SWAT Officer Jayden Brooks doesn’t believe there’s a soul mate out there for him—The One. But when he saves high school teacher Selena Rosa from a hostage situation, he knows he’s in big trouble. Her scent is irresistible.

Selena finds the big cop irresistible, too. In fact, the buttoned-up teacher gets a little carried away—during a steamy make-out session, she bites him. Turns out, the traumatizing events at the school triggered her werewolf gene. Fangs and claws are appearing and her aggression is out of control. The change is happening, and Selena doesn’t understand.

It’s going to take everything Brooks has to pull her back from the edge…and ultimately win her heart.

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haunted be the holidaysHAUNTED BE THE HOLIDAYS: A KREWE OF HUNTERS NOVELLA by Heather Graham

When you’re looking for the victim of a mysterious murder in a theater, there is nothing like calling on a dead diva for help! Krewe members must find the victim if they’re to discover the identity of a murderer at large, one more than willing to kill the performers when he doesn’t like the show.

It’s Halloween at the Global Tower Theatre, a fantastic and historic theater owned by Adam Harrison and run by spouses of Krewe members. During a special performance, a strange actor makes an appearance in the middle of the show, warning of dire events if his murder is not solved before another holiday rolls around.

Dakota McCoy and Brodie McFadden dive into the mystery. Both have a
special talent for dealing with ghosts, but this one is proving elusive. With the help of Brodie’s diva mother and his ever-patient father – who were killed together when a stage chandelier fell upon them – Dakota and Brodie set out to solve the case.

If they can’t solve the murder quickly, there will be no Thanksgiving for the Krewe.

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be careful what you wish forBE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR (THE SWANN SISTER CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Evangeline Anderson

Cassandra Swann is about to find out. Because she and her sisters are 1/8th fairy–not enough to do any magic–just enough to get them a Fairy Godmother from hell whose reckless spells makes their lives miserable. When her older sister decides to take the FG to court, Cass gets caught in the crossfire. Hit by their godmother with a disastrous birthday wish, she is in danger of losing what she loves most–her ability to paint.

Because the court is in the realm of the Fae, Cass and her sisters have a Court Appointed Elf who acts as their attorney slash bodyguard. But who ever heard of a 6 foot 4 muscular elf with coal-black hair and intense green eyes? Sparks fly the first minute Cass meets Jacobin O’Shea. She resents his high-handed ways and Jake thinks Cass is a spoiled human brat. But after he saves her from a soul-sucker and sees her art, things begin to change between them.

But Cass’s ability to paint is still screwed up. Every painting she attempts climbs off the canvas and makes trouble in the real world. When the Fae court assigns her a new Fairy Godmother, things get exponentially worse when her new wish multiplies her living art. To make matters even more difficult, Jake’s ex-fiancée–a gorgeous, anorexiclly-thin fairy–has Cass in her crosshairs and is determined to ruin anything that might grow between them. And did we mention Cass’s grandmother is going on disastrous dates that fill the house with Star Trek conventioneers, bikers, and nudists?
It’s a mess only magic could make…or fix.

Will Cass and Jake ever get past their differences? Will Cass regain her ability to paint without every painting stepping off the canvas? (Really, Fairy Godmother?) And will Cass’s grandmother find a man without burning down the house?

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furys mantleFURY’S MANTLE (FURY UNBOUND BOOK 5) by Yasmine Galenorn

In the wake of the second World Shift, Tam and I have spent eight years building UnderBarrow and Willow Wood into a thriving community. We’ve created an oasis of civilization, a safe haven in the vast sea of chaos left after Seattle fell. But as we settle into our new life, a terrifying danger is rising…

Travelers through our territory are being attacked, viciously savaged and taken for food. There are no survivors and no witnesses, but rumors begin to circulate. One of the old gods has returned with a taste for blood. When the Frostlings report that lycanthropes are gathering under a strange banner, we know we’re in trouble. Whoever is at their helm is proving a ruthless, deadly enemy. As the attacks close in on Willow Wood, Hecate warns me that if we can’t stop them, all we’ve worked so hard to build will be destroyed.

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allison shatters the lookig glassALLISON SHATTERS THE LOOKING GLASS (HAREM OF HEARTS BOOK 3) by C M Stunich

…I fell through the Looking-Glass; I got back home.
But get this: I didn’t come alone. Oh, and it doesn’t feel like home anymore.
Unlike Alice in the original story, this is not my Wonderland.

In the original story, the Walrus and the Carpenter didn’t follow Alice back.
In that story, she didn’t bring her harem of lovers with her to meet Dad.
Mom, Dad, meet my nine boyfriends; one of them’s a faerie who foretells the future—is that what I’m supposed to say?

Back in Underland, things are even worse.
Betrayal, heartbreak, and death … that’s all that’s waiting for us in Castle Heart.
I’m “the Alice”, bringer of prophecy, and I’m starting to fall for all nine men in my life…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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fury rachel vincentFURY (THE MENAGERIE SERIES BOOK 3) by Rachel Vincent

1986: Rebecca Essig leaves a slumber party early but comes home to a massacre—committed by her own parents. Only one of her siblings has survived. But as the tragic event unfolds, she begins to realize that other than a small army of six-year-olds, she is among very few survivors of a nationwide slaughter.

The Reaping has begun.

Present day: Pregnant and on the run with a small band of compatriots, Delilah Marlow is determined to bring her baby into the world safely and secretly. But she isn’t used to sitting back while others suffer, and she’s desperate to reunite Zyanya, the cheetah shifter, with her brother and children. To find a way for Lenore the siren to see her husband. To find Rommily’s missing Oracle sisters. To unify this adopted family of fellow cryptids she came to love and rely on in captivity.

But Delilah is about to discover that her role in the human versus cryptid war is destined to be much larger—and more dangerous—than she ever could have imagined.

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spellsweptSPELLSWEPT:  A PREQUEL TO THE HARWOOD SPELLBOOK by Stephanie Burgis

VS Note: Previously published in an anthology.

In the world of the Harwood Spellbook, 19th-century Angland is ruled by a powerful group of women known as the Boudiccate – but in order to become a member of that elite group, any ambitious young politician must satisfy tradition by taking a gentleman mage for her husband.

Amy Standish is a born politician…but Jonathan Harwood is her greatest temptation. On the night of the Harwoods’ Spring Solstice Ball, in an underwater ballroom full of sparkling fey lights and danger, Amy will have to fight the greatest political battle of her life to win a family and a future that she could never have imagined.

It will take an entirely unexpected kind of magic to keep everything from crashing down around her.

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consort of lightCONSORT OF LIGHT (THE WITCH’S CONSORTS BOOK 5) by Eva Chase

n the last few months, I’ve faced more danger with the five men I’m not supposed to love than most people encounter in a lifetime. And it’s not over yet. Our enemies have unleashed a threat greater than anyone in witching society could have believed possible.

How do I fight back when we’re up against forces that could destroy our entire world? I wasn’t prepared for this. But the monsters we’re taking on are about to find out that Rose Hallowell doesn’t give up. Even if it means asking more of my consorts than I hoped I’d ever need to.

I have to believe we can come through the darkness into the light. All I know for sure is there’s no turning back now.

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what goes bump in the nightWHAT GOES BUMP IN THE NIGHT by Various

Have you ever been tempted to investigate that scratching noise coming from under your bed?
Or the shadows that seem to shift on the wall from the corner of your eye? Well, this is your chance…
Sometimes the monsters that watch you from the darkness aren’t scary—they’re sexy.
And, of course… sometimes they’re both.

Discover what really goes bump in the night with 18 of your favorite Reverse Harem Authors in this Halloween Anthology filled with 16 deliciously naughty stories that will give you only treats; no tricks… unless you beg for some, that is.

This collection is teeming with never-before-seen Paranormal Romance tales that will sate and satisfy as much as they intrigue. Prepare yourself for a glimpse of the threshold between our world and the supernatural with angels, demons, witches, werewolves, elves, and so much more!

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halloween between the sheetsHALLOWEEN BETWEEN THE SHEETS by Various

VS Note: The subtitle is “…Spooky Scenes that Get to the Point”. No idea if these are paranormal scenes but hey, Halloween theme!

It’s Halloween, but this collection of hot and steamy scenes is all treat and no trick. Put the candy away and get sticky within the pages of this compilation of all new exclusive scenes from twenty of your favorite Reverse Harem authors.

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charming peopleCHARMING PEOPLE (DRIFTWOOD MYSTERY BOOK 3) by Addisyn L Tyler

Jette Driftwood, Bleak prodigy and professional witch, is finally due for some rest and relaxation. Her partner, Nick Warren, is taking her to an atmospheric private island that’s filled with vicious creatures and rare magical oddities. They wanted to investigate a new romance.

Instead, they’re investigating a murder.

When the wealthy host dies in a brutal and mysterious fashion, Jette and Nick are left to investigate every secret that comes out of the woodwork and skeleton hiding in the closet. But even as everyone has an alibi, the body count continues to rise.

Trapped with the suspects and surrounded by stormy seas and aggressive werewolves, they must stop the murders. Now. Before they find themselves next on the killer’s list.

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warehouse witch doctor weddingA WAREHOUSE, A WITCH DOCTOR AND A WEDDING: DEANNA OSCAR PARANORMAL MYSTERIES BOOK 9 by C C Dragon

You’re Invited to the wedding of the year!
Dress is formal—Holy Water recommended…

Deanna Oscar and friends are back. While De is trying to get caught up, Ivy is planning her dream wedding. The venue seems abandoned and full of ghosts, demons, and more…

Getting married in a haunted warehouse is a bad idea! But Ivy has her heart set on the huge venue ripe for decoration. She’s sure she can get it cheap. Ivy seems drawn to these extremely haunted locations and De has to put a stop to it before innocent people are hurt.

The owner isn’t worried about anything, even though he calls himself a witch doctor. De knows the homeless squatting there are in danger but she can’t do much without trespassing on private property. Not that something like that will stop her.

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wicked temptationWICKED TEMPTATION: THE EXCALIBUR DUET (THE SIREN COVEN) by Kim Loraine

The Excalibur Duet: Book 1
I spent my life in service to my king, loyal to my queen, and loved by them both. Until she ruined me.

Guinevere made her choice and it wasn’t me. So I sought out a way to fight the pain of losing her…of losing them both. Eternally languishing in purgatory was not what I had in mind.

But now, hundreds of years later, I’ve been returned to life for a reason. The end times are here, and I’m the one chosen to help stop the apocalypse. I only wish the woman I’m bound to wasn’t the very one I’d tried to forget.

My Gwen had a secret she never shared in our past life together. She’s a witch, cursed to live forever, and she’s never forgiven me for what happened between us.

I am Lancelot du Lac. I was her champion once, I will be again, and this time, I won’t so willingly share.

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not a chanceNOT A CHANCE (THE ENCHANTLINGS SERIES BOOK 2) by Maureen Bonatch

The last thing Hope Hallows wants is to become the latest headline. Living in a town that likes secrets, she prefers to keep hers hidden. Avoiding a nosy reporter’s questions about her ability to infuse euphoria or despair with a single touch, and those who crave this bliss, is nothing new. But having her brother’s annoying girlfriend, Berta, go missing is—especially when it makes Hope suspect number one.

As a triplet, her resemblance to her beloved dead sister causes her family to grieve even more, and her escalating supernatural skills makes Griffith, her half-human-half-Oppressor boyfriend, wary. He wants to put his unsavory past behind him—this could include Hope—since her abilities remind him of the Underworld.

In her desperate search to find Berta, she stumbles across a tunnel. Phantom voices within whisper that evil has been waiting for a new leader—and isn’t she lucky, they’ve chosen Hope.

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web of truthWEB OF TRUTH: A DREAM WEAVERS AND TRUTH SEEKERS NOVEL by Cecelia Dominic

VS Note: Saw this one mentioned on the Whiskey With My Book Blog.

Morgan le Fay, once the most promising priestess on Avalon, lost her powers due to her unwitting role in the fall of Camelot. She’s survived by becoming a bounty hunter for Faerie Queen Maeve. After she completes her tenth, and final job, she will be free to live her own life and regain her powers.

The problem – the situation isn’t as simple as it seems. Her final target, the fledgling vampire Philippe, turns out to have ties to her family, and her handler isn’t telling her everything.

Nightmare creatures, faerie plots, and murder follow Morgan as she navigates past hurts and attempts to unravel the truth. Will she be able keep her friends safe and find forgiveness in time to figure out what the faerie queen wants with Philippe? And will Morgan deal with her old wounds and risk her powers – and her heart – to secure her future?

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moonlight mistMOONLIGHT MIST by Various

Somewhere underneath a moonlit night lies an underworld that some may not believe exists.
The creatures of this alternate plain lurk beyond the mist.
Searching.
Hungry.
Craving for what they need.
Some may find it. Some might even curb that hunger. But a few will not.
Without knowing what it is they need to satisfy a primal need, they seek out something more. Something that will test their limits in search of something greater. Something powerful… Something everlasting.

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storms magical halloweenSTORM’S MAGICAL HALLOWEEN: LITTLE ANGEL RESCUE (MAGIC NEW MEXICO) by Trinity Blacio

Can they give her a magical Halloween?
Storm Lope is half pixie/half human and is known for her hot temper and her ability to hold a grudge. Storm learned to use both as self-defense to protect her fragile heart. Those defenses had worked well for her until she met two irritating men who refuse to be scared off.
Nolan Moree and Matty Draco vow to break through Storm’s fiery walls. They almost lost her once. They weren’t going to take a chance of ever letting that happen again. With danger surrounding them, the men set out to give Storm a magical Halloween where nightmares are replaced with I dos, and Happy Ever Afters are real!

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legacy of the sorceressLEGACY OF THE SORCERESS (A GARGOYLE AND SORCERESS TALE BOOK 6) by Lisa Blackwood

A roll of the dice and Fate thrusts Corporal Anna Mackenzie into a new situation.

With her soul hanging in the balance, the young gargoyle, Shadowlight, makes a deal with the Lord of the Underworld to save Anna’s life.

The demigod saves her, then sends the pair to Haven, a city outside time, where they will heal.
The price?
Thirteen years.
The length of time Anna will need to embrace the healing stone sleep of gargoyles.

When she wakes, an adult gargoyle is waiting for her. He goes by the name Obsidian, but she’d once known him by another—Shadowlight.
Obsidian might be a stranger, but she’d promised Shadowlight she’d never leave him.
Now his older self wants her to honor that promise and stay, training alongside him to become one of Lord Death’s military leaders.

To honor the memory of a gargoyle cub she’d once loved like a little brother, Anna agrees to join the Lord of the Underworld’s cause.

Is she working for the good guys? Or has she traded in one Overlord for another?
Either way she’s staying.
Her promises don’t come with an expiration date and the more she gets to know Obsidian, the more she sees Shadowlight in him.
There’s no way she’s abandoning the kid a second time.

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city stalkerCITY STALKER by Maria Monroe

Theadora Ashcroft is independent and tough as sin. She likes her drinks strong and her men to leave before morning. Her job is hunting cryptids. Chupacabra? Easy. Hellhound? No problem. Giant, venomous spider? Just another Friday night.

But when she’s suddenly assigned to stalk the enigmatic and handsome vampire Foster Graham, her world turns upside down. He’s too human—and too sexy—for her comfort.

Suddenly she’s no longer sure who’s on her side and who’s against her in a vicious battle to save the entire city of Chicago, and possibly all of humanity.

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emboldenEMBOLDEN (FORBIDDEN BOOK 2) by Syrie James and Ryan M James

After a season of psychic visions and super-powered drama, Claire Brennan and her angel-gone-AWOL boyfriend Alec MacKenzie can finally be together. Under the protection of Claire’s grandmother, they are trying to lead a normal life, going to high school at Emerson Academy and hanging out with their friends.

But jealous teenagers, vengeful enemies, the city’s new Watcher, and even the school play threaten to break them apart. Not to mention Claire’s surprising second power, which could sabotage the trust of everyone she holds dear. And just when they need to stick together, they finally get a lead on where Claire’s missing father might be.

The threats, which come not only from without but also from within, will test the strength of Alec and Claire’s relationship. Is the love they share enough to keep them safe? If they want to stay together … can they learn to fight together?

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through the mistTHROUGH THE MIST by CeCe Ferrell

I’m living with a ghost.

I’m in a place I never thought I’d be: adrift in a sea of confusion and unfulfilled dreams. My life, my career, my marriage.

When my husband, Dan, asks me to join him on an island for an extended work project, I hope it will be enough to salvage our relationship.

So I go. Then Dan gets pulled away for his job, and I’m left alone in this unfamiliar place.

Before I even realize it’s happening, I’m falling in love with this island and pulled in by the magnetism of a century-old spirit.

The longer I’m on the island, the less my life resembles the one I lived before. When the time comes for me to leave, will I be able to? Or will my bond with a dead man keep me tied to the island?

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hex me babyHEX ME BABY ONE MORE TIME: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (HEX DRIVE BOOK 1) by Renee George

Brita Davis, a witch with a talent for hexes, has had it up to her frizzy hair with her mom trying to set her up with every Tom, Dick, and Warlock. And the Cauldron Festival celebration has ignited her mother’s passion once again for matchmaking. And when the warlock she’s supposed to hook up with brings an entourage of Shifters as security with him, Brita is certain she wants nothing to do with the self-important jerk.

However, she can’t seem to get one of the Shifters off her mind.

Cas, a werewolf on an assignment from the Council, can’t let something like lust, love, and the mating scent get in the way of his job, but Brita makes it hard for him to do the task he was hired for—very, very hard—by her mere presence. Besides, she’s bossy, sometimes she’s a little mean, and her magic has attracted the attention of some very dangerous people.

Still, protecting Brita is turning out the be the only job he really wants.

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witchin stixWITCHEN STIX: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Lissa Matthews

My name is Kandy. With a K. And let me tell you… This has been a hell of a week.

I’m temporarily unemployed and had to come up with a back-up plan after my boss blew up her bakery last year.

I learned that I’m the mate of a hotter than hot demon prince named Morgan. Just wait until you see how that goes over…

Then, there’s the realization that I’ve become the object of some magical manipulation care of a jealous, hellacious little Wicked.

Add in three black cats, demon twins who want an introduction to my sisters… And I’m afraid my quiet life is never, ever going to be the same again.

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10 reasons not to date a witch10 REASONS NOT TO DATE A WITCH: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (CURSED QUARTET BOOK 1) by Virginia Nelson

She’s got ten reasons why…

Aubrey Collywobble has been around the block a time or twelve in her days as a witch life coach. She’s evoked actual transformations in other witches—one even turned into a flower. But while helping others, she’s learned a few things about herself. She doesn’t date, and she has a list of reasons why.

True love is for wimps. Hold out for pizza.

Carter Wilson is sincerely interested in his neighbor Aubrey. When she grudgingly agrees to be his fake girlfriend, he sees what it would be like if she agreed to actually date him. The longer they’re together, the more he wants their pretend fling to become a THING—long term, meaningful, and happily ever after included.

Let the smite war begin…Toss in distractions like family legacies, a curse, a raccoon familiar, and an exceptionally precocious little girl, and we’ve got a recipe for chaos. Spells fly as the battle of the sexes begins, but what if they could both win the war?

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neocromancers brideTHE NEOCROMANCER’S BRIDE by Brianna Hale

When I was a child he brought me back from the brink of death. Since that day I have borne his mark, a black star in the center of my left palm. The villagers say it brands me as evil. I think it means something far worse. It marks me as his.

The disease that nearly killed me has returned to the village and children are dying. I’m the only one who dares to climb the mountain and learn his secrets. In exchange I’m to clean his house and help with his strange experiments, but Meremon wants more. He wants me. And it isn’t long before I discover that his demands are as twisted as his experiments.

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styxSTYX (THE FOUR BOOK 1) by Layla Frost

Concrete.
Next to me. In front of me. Behind me. Below me.
It mocks me.
My prison.
My hell.
I don’t know who I am. Where I am. How long I’ve been here.
Decades? Centuries?
It’s felt like an eternity.
For all the unknowns, one truth has grown stronger with the torturous passing of time…
I wish I was dead.
Or, at least, I did until I heard her.
She gives me hope. A purpose.
Freedom.
I follow her, soaking in everything she does and growing more dependent. Never in my long life have I seen anyone so perfect.
Now I just have to find a way to make her hear me.

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dragon mistressTHE DRAGON MISTRESS BOOK 1 (EBUROSI CHRONICLES 8) by R A Steffan

They’re the last five dragons in existence.

To survive, they must form soul-bonds with five humans who are pure of heart and resolute of spirit. Too bad they’re stuck with us instead.

The angry drunk. The shameless man-whore. The coward who ran away and got his comrades killed. The ice-cold assassin for hire. And me, the girl with abandonment issues as deep and wide as the Southern Sea.

I left home in search of adventure. Instead, I stumbled into the middle of a desperate struggle for survival…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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legacy of magicLEGACY OF MAGIC by Denise Carbo

Divorced, jobless, and homeless, Cory Bishop moves to Connecticut to begin anew. She gets lost along the way and causes a car accident which does not bode well for the next chapter in her life. However, the reconnection with her great aunt provides her with direction and purpose.

While solving a mysterious family secret, she is pursued by a charming lawyer and her exasperating neighbor who thinks arguing is a form of foreplay. But those circumstances are the least of her problems.

Cory discovers she is a witch and must learn to control her new-found powers. An ally, a confidant, and a surprise supporter guide her, but she is almost out of time. An immortal evil wants her powers and will stop at nothing to obtain them. When the battle lines are drawn, Cory must choose who is friend or enemy. Will love save her or endanger her even more?

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to save his princeTO SAVE HIS PRINCE: AN ICE DRAGON TALE (ICE DRAGON TALES BOOK 4) by Hurri Cosmo

VS Note: From September

Emory is a humble kitchen servant intent on working hard so he can continue to earn his daily crust of bread. It is a thankless, back-breaking job, but it is exactly where Emory wants to be. In the magnificent West Quay castle. Because that is where the incredibly handsome, extremely talented Crown Prince Riffyn lives. The beautiful, kind, and attentive man stole Emory’s heart years before when he rescued him and his mother from a band of thieves. Now Emory’s only wish is to be close, so he can simply admire and serve the man.
But a great evil walks the halls of the castle, and Emory stumbles on a heinous plot to not only kill the prince but a possible plan to overthrow the Kingdom. A wicked scheme that includes the use of magic. Of course, being a lowly servant, no one believes Emory when he tries to raise the alarm, including the prince, who has been commanded to choose a bride now, or one will be chosen for him. Even as Emory’s heart breaks for his prince, he has to find a way to save him. But how, when no one, not even the king, the prince’s own father, can be trusted?

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his darkest cravingHIS DARKEST CRAVING by Tiffany Roberts

The secluded forest cabin was meant to give Sophie a place to hide, to heal, and to be safe.

But from the moment she arrives, she’s not alone. She glimpses dark shapes from the corner of her eye, feels phantom touches, and her dreams are filled with seductive shadows. What she first mistakes for delusions of her traumatized mind soon prove to be so much more…

An ancient, mysterious, dangerous entity lurks in the woods — and it wants Sophie.

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claiming her leopardCLAIMING HER LEOPARD (SHIFTER SPECIAL FORCES BOOK 7) by Summer Donnelly

First generation Shifter Special Forces warrior Nick Lowell came back from Vietnam a changed man. Unable to cope with both his injuries and his memories, he left his wife.

Dot Lowell has waited fifty years to find her mate. Living in limbo for so many years has given her a wealth of understanding of pain and humiliation. Now that she knows where her husband is, can she confront him and demand some answers? Or will he revert back to his Leopard form and hide from her for the rest of his life?

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some day my witch will comeSOME DAY MY WITCH WILL COME (WICKED SOCIETY BOOK 2) by Daisy Prescott

You know those little girls who dress up as Disney princesses in the bright, shimmery costumes and dream about their prince rescuing them?
That was never me.
In this story, it’s the witch who saves the prince.
Ever since I joined the Wicked Society, my tarot readings are always about sacrifice for the greater good and martyrdom. In other words, any day now I’m going to lose something or someone I love. Evidently, my spirit guides are the ride or die types.
For years, I’ve asked the cards the same question about my crush. Will Tate Winthrop fall in love with me? The answer is always someday.
As in someday Tate will love me back.
Someday there won’t be a group of witches using dark magic to destroy our coven.
Someday I’ll stop having the same dream about a handsome prince with long, blond dreadlocks kissing a woman wearing a sparkly, poofy ball gown.
Someday my witch will come.

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blood and silverBLOOD AND SILVER by Various

20 Paranormal Romance and Fantasy Novels by your favorite New York Times, USA Today, and Award-winning authors such as K.N. Lee, Tasha Black, Ann Gimpel, Skye Mackinnon, and Marilyn Peake.
Good versus evil. Dark versus light.
Your next paranormal adventure begins tonight…
Explore mysterious new realms and haunting worlds of danger, magic, mysticism, and darkness in twenty paranormal and fantasy romance novels, available for a limited time. There are epic adventures to embark upon, swords to sharpen, spells to perfect.
Valiant heroes and devastating anti-heroes face off against angels, vampires, dragons, demons, spirits, shifters, witches, and more in this limited-edition arrangement that features a thrilling compilation of epic fantasy, science fiction, romance, urban fantasy, sword and sorcery, and more!

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thrall avon galeTHRALL by Avon Gale and Roan Parrish

Happy couple Mina Murray and Lucy Westenra have begun to garner national attention for their quirky New Orleans true-crime podcast, Shadowcast. When Lucy’s brother Harker disappears while researching the popular new dating app Thrall, they’re thrown into a real-life mystery. Aided by their social media expert, Arthur, and Harker’s professor, Van Helsing, they follow the trail, hoping to find Harker before it’s too late.

When their investigation crosses the path of a possible serial killer, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur. And as they race against the app’s countdown clock, so does the line between friendship and love. What starts as a flirtatious rivalry between computer-savvy Arthur and techno-averse Van Helsing becomes much more, and Mina and Lucy’s relationship is tested in the fires of social media.

As they get down to the wire, the group discovers that nothing on their screens is as it seems—including their enemy.

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sin and chocolateSIN AND CHOCOLATE (DEMI GODS OF SAN FRANCISCO BOOK 1) by K F Breene

Some people are ordained for greatness…

Those people usually have a lot of drama in their life. Drama I happily do without. I live in a forgotten corner of nowhere for a reason: there is safety in anonymity. I have enough problems just trying to get by.

But when Kieran, a sinfully sexy demigod at the pinnacle of power, crashes into my life, suddenly my whole world is turned upside down.

He’s harboring a deadly secret, one that could destroy all he holds dear. He thinks I’m the key to his salvation, and he wants me to help him claim vengeance.

He also wants me with a passion that burns my body from the inside out.

To ignore him is impossible, but to give in to my desires, even for a night, would thrust me into danger I might not survive.

Can I resist the temptation?

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day care dragonDAY CARE DRAGON (BODYGUARD SHIFTERS BOOK 4) by Zoe Chant

“Put me down, you … thing!”… were not the first words Loretta expected to say to the love of her life. Look, you try having a dragon snatch you out of a burning building when all you’re wearing is a towel.

He just saved her life. Why doesn’t she look happy about it?

Billionaire dragon shifter Darius is a man in control—of his business, his family, his life. But stubborn, outspoken, redheaded Loretta and the rowdy preschoolers at her day care are about to turn his well-ordered life upside down. The fire at Loretta’s apartment was no accident, and the closer he keeps her, the safer she’ll be. But Loretta’s not about to let anyone treat her like a treasure to be locked up for safekeeping.

Even if two stubborn people can overcome the odds and fall in love, it’s going to take all Darius’s strength and Loretta’s wits to keep a dangerous enemy from sending their chances at a happy ending up in smoke.

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kriss krossedKRISS KROSSED by Shay Price

I’m a bounty hunter by trade. Hunt. Find. Kill. That’s my motto. And it was working out pretty well for me, until I got stuck babysitting a collared demon, my ex resurfaced, and my boss went missing.

Did I forget to mention there’s an invisible something running around killing people, I’ve got a government agent sniffing at my heels, and my ex is a Dark Realm Prince whose sister would as soon snap my neck as shake my hand?

You could say I’ve been having a run of foul luck lately. But it only gets worse. Because there’s something happening in the shadows, just out my sight. Something bad. End of the world kind of bad. And it’s up to me to stop it.

No matter the cost.

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unbreakableUNBREAKABLE (LEAVING THE PAST BEHIND BOOK 1) by Michele Ryan and TL Reeve

Hayden Raferty-Lopez is nervous about returning to Window Rock—with so many memories wrapped up there. However, she’s excited to start her life with her mate in the town she calls home.

Nico Lopez knew this day would come. He’s been planning for it since the day his little wolf finally accepted his apology and gave him the chance to make it up to her. However, something is off about his mate. Everyone around them is settling into their new “adult” lives except them.

When Kalkin Raferty offers them a job taking down a piece of the Paranormal Bounty Hunters, both Hayden and Nico are ready for it. What they’re not prepared for are the conditions the orphaned shifter children and teens are kept in, nor are they prepared to find a green-eyed cub, who steals their heart.

Secrets are revealed, and lives will be irrevocably harmed. Those who were supposed to be allies will be exposed and the lies they told will shape the Raferty pack for years to come.

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MASTER OF VALORMASTER OF VALOR (MERLIN’S LEGACY BOOK 2) by Angela Knight

Handsome Afghan war veteran Duncan Carpenter barely survived a horrifying IED attack that cost him his legs. He gets a second chance at life when he agrees to become an agent of the Magekind — a vampire sworn to protect humanity. The spell that transforms him also heals his broken body and gives him incredible new abilities. Now he must pay for that gift, because the Magekind is preparing for war with powerful magical enemies. But first he must complete his training with a Magekind witch, Masara Okeye. Problem. He’s falling for his mentor, even as he struggles to deal with life as a vampire.

Masara finds her apprentice deliciously seductive — a little bit too much so for her peace of mind, because he brings up memories better left buried. But when Duncan and Masara are asked to help a werewolf cop investigate the murder of a jogger, they’re targeted by the same vicious killers. The fight for survival drives the couple together, despite Masara’s determination to keep her distance. Then the case turns even more horrific and mysterious. What turned a couple of loving werewolf grandparents into vicious killers?

And what’s with the flying rabid zombie rats?

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secrets from the graveSECRETS FROM THE GRAVE (THE VEIL DIARIES BOOK 6) by B L Brunnemer

My name is Alexis, though everyone calls me Lexie. I’m a Necromancer. We’re rare enough that I’ve never met another in my life, until Claire came home to tell me she found one. In New Orleans.
Now I am headed south with my best friends, staying in close quarters with five guys, four guys whom I have kissed, one who has been ignoring me for the last few weeks, one who keeps sneaking kisses, one who doesn’t even remember it and another… Well, I don’t know what he wants. Thank God for Miles. He’s my one safe place in this disaster I’ve created.
Naturally, that’s not my only problem. Things aren’t good in New Orleans. Representatives from the Witch’s Council are in town, the dead are everywhere, and the secrets are piling up. The whole situation is a powder keg just waiting for a match. But why am I holding the matches?

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stone warriors gabrielTHE STONE WARRIORS: GABRIEL by D B Reynolds

Gabriel Halldor. . . one of the fiercest warriors the world has ever seen, but his tremendous skill can’t save him from a sorcerer’s curse. Trapped in stone and left lying in darkness for thousands of years, he is, at long last, brought into the sunlight of a Japanese garden, where a young girl comes to sit at his feet and read him stories as she grows to womanhood.

Hana Himura. . . beloved granddaughter of a Japanese mob boss, raised to the life of a warrior. When death comes for her grandfather, he sends her to the one guardian courageous enough to protect her from a sorcerer who will stop at nothing to have her.

Raphael. . . the most powerful vampire lord on earth, and the only man who can save Gabriel and Hana from an enemy who would enslave them both.

Running from the certain death that awaits them in Japan, Hana and Gabriel flee to Malibu and the vampire lord her grandfather called friend. Raphael is magic and power combined, and Gabriel and Hana will need both if they’re going to survive long enough to defeat their enemy and light the flame of desire that’s been simmering between them for years.

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vampire girl 7VAMPIRE GIRL 7: FALLEN STAR by Karpov Kinrade

I’m a world-renowned archaeologist who happens to have a special gift–I can read artifacts and see their history. It makes me particularly good at my job and has pulled me into the world of paranormal treasure hunting. But I knew about the paranormal long before acquiring my PhDs. The night a monster killed my parents opened up a whole new, awful world to me.

Now, I’m on the hunt for pieces of the artifact they died protecting. When I’m betrayed by my partner and left for dead, I’m forced to team up with the last man on the planet I want anything to do with. Dr. Dean Vane… a monster just like the one who ruined my life. But I need his help to locate the artifact and stop an even greater threat from wreaking havoc on the world, and he needs my help in finding his brother, the King of Inferna, another world I didn’t even know existed.

I certainly didn’t plan to fall for his lusty charms, but as my own powers grow, I’m more drawn to him than ever. When we get trapped on a world of dragons, I see a side of him I didn’t expect and must face my own prejudices.

Surrounded by danger, with my core beliefs challenged and my life hanging in the balance, I must decide who I can trust, and who is really the villain in my story. But in seeking the truth, will I destroy everything in the process?

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no kitten aroundNO KITTEN AROUND by R J Blain

The last thing Reed Matthews needs in his life is a kitten, but when an orphaned tabby suckers him into becoming her caretaker, he’s in for the ride of his life. Add in an angel determined to meddle in his affairs, a devil with an agenda, and a bucketful of bad omens, and he’ll count himself fortunate if he survives the clash between heaven, hell, and his ex.

In this anything goes romp, there’s no kitten around: if Reed wants to survive and regain control of his life, his only hope lies in the hands of an elf and his ex, a woman he’s sworn to never see again.

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the brilliant deathTHE BRILLIANT DEATH by Amy Rose Capetta

Teodora di Sangro is used to hiding her magical ability to transform enemies into music boxes and mirrors. Nobody knows she’s a strega—and she aims to keep it that way.

The she meets Cielo—and everything changes.

A strega who can switch outward form as effortlessly as turning a page in a book, Cielo shows Teodora what her life could be like if she masters the power she’s been keeping secret. And not a moment too soon:  the ruler of Vinalia has poisoned the patriarchs of the country’s five controlling families, including Teodora’s father, and demands that each family send a son to the palace.

If she wants to save her family, Teodora must travel to the capital—not disguised as a boy, but transformed into one. But the road to the capital, and to bridling her powers, is full of enemies and complications, including the one she least expects: falling in love.

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loving lochLOVING LOCH by Kris Jacen

Check off the bucket list? Maybe Love should be added to the list?
David Rowan spends his days crunching numbers and his nights watching history or travel shows. He’d been out of school for four years when a note from a fraternity brother reminded him of his “Bucket List” that they’d made up one year for pledges at the fraternity as a ‘get to know the brothers’ activity. But maybe it was time for him to take his list and make it a reality.
Loch Gallagher—yes, his ma had a sense of humor—lives and swims in and around Loch Ness just a little south of Inverness, Scotland. Okay, every time he went for a swim in the Loch, he did cause a stir. Shite, with the inventions of the camera and the smartphone, a Loch Monster couldn’t even get in a swim without someone taking a picture.
When David decided to take his ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Loch Ness, how was he to know that everything he’d always known was going to be thrown out the window? Loch had always scoffed at his ma’s declarations that when he was least expecting it, his mate would show up on his doorstep. The unlikely pair discovers that maybe they’re not so unlikely at all. Can they find a balance between love and reality and make a life together?

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stranger things world turned upside downSTRANGER THINGS: WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: THE OFFICIAL BEHIND THE SCENES COMPANION by Gina McIntyre

VS note: Not romance obviously, but I did enjoy the show. A notable release this week.

When the first season of Stranger Things debuted on Netflix in the summer of 2016, the show struck a nerve with millions of viewers worldwide and received broad critical acclaim. The series has gone on to win six Emmy Awards, but the its success was driven more than anything by word of mouth, resonating across generations. Viewers feel personal connections to the characters. Now fans can immerse themselves in the world—or worlds—of Hawkins, Indiana, like never before. Inside you’ll find

• original commentary and a foreword from creators Matt and Ross Duffer
• exclusive interviews with the stars of the show, including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and David Harbour
• the show’s earliest drafts, pitches to Netflix, and casting calls
• insights into the Duffers’ creative process from the entire crew—from costume and set designers to composers and visual-effects specialists
• deep dives into the cultural artifacts and references that inspired the look and feel of the show
• a map of everyday Hawkins—with clues charting the network of the Upside Down
• a digital copy of the Morse code disk Eleven uses, so you can decipher secret messages embedded throughout the text
• a look into the future of the series—including a sneak preview of season three!

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VS Note: Highlighting my own MISSION TO MAHJUNDAR, scifi romance, in honor of Halloween because there’s an alien ghost and other spooky goings-on in the course of the story! Sectors Special Forces soldier on his own mission becomes entangled in saving the blind Princess of Shadows from an arranged marriage…here’s a snippet:

canva scififri ghost

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

October 24

October 17

October 10

October 3

September 26

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.

Ghost of the Nile Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedIn honor of Halloween coming this week, I’m going to my award winning Ghost of the Nile from 2015for today’s excerpt. It’s an unusual ghost story!

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

I’ll switch to my newly released scifi romance Timtur: The Teacher’s Alien Healer (Badari Warriors) next week.

Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.

The excerpt – my hero gets bad news in the afterlife from the goddess Ma’at, who is speaking as the excerpt starts:

“I’m also a seeker of justice and balance, one who rights wrongs. I’m the goddess of second chances for the human race,” She raised her elegant eyebrows, “Although such chances are few and far between.”

Despite the warmth of the brightly lit room, a shiver worked its way down Periseneb’s spine, “You wish to right the wrong of my murder? Bring my murderer to account for the crime?”

She shook her head, the golden beads in her wig chiming like little bells, “Your death is done, past, woven into the fabric of life in the upper world these two-hundred years and more.”

He staggered, locking one hand on the edge of the table to steady himself, “So long?”

“Time here and time there run differently, warrior. Only the Nile remains unchanging.” She moved to the black-and-gold chair, seating herself and leaning against the richly decorated back, “Yet, your death is connected in a way to events now.” Ma’at nodded her head as if some decision had been reached, “I need a champion.”

GhostOfTheNile_highresThe story: 

1550 BCE

Betrayed, murdered, and buried without proper ceremony, Egyptian warrior Periseneb is doomed to roam the gray deserts of the dead as a ghost for all eternity.

But then the goddess of truth offers him a bargain: return to the world of the living as her champion for 30 days. If he completes his mission, he’ll be guaranteed entry into Paradise. Periseneb agrees to the bargain but, when he returns to the living world, two hundred years have passed and nothing is quite as he expected.

Neithamun is a woman fighting to hang onto her family’s estate against an unscrupulous nobleman who desires the land as well as the lady. All seems lost until a mysterious yet appealing ex-soldier, Periseneb, appears out of nowhere to help her fight off the noble’s repeated attacks.

Meanwhile, Periseneb’s thirty days are rushing by, and he’s powerless against the growing attraction between himself and Neithamun. But their love can never be. For his Fate is to return to the Afterlife, and Death cannot wed with Life…

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Guest Diane Burton Gives 10 Fun Facts About ONE RED SHOE

one red shoeVeronica: I’m happy to have author Diane Burton back as my guest today, sharing fun facts about her newly re-released book One Red Shoe. Although this novel isn’t in one of my usual genres, I read snippets from Diane every week on the Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop and love her smooth writing style in every genre she’s tackled (including scifi romance) so I’m sure I’ll love this one too! It’s on my TBR…

Diane: 10 Fun Facts about One Red Shoe

One Red Shoe is the result of a writing exercise during my local RWA chapter meeting. Our assignment directions: someone is running toward you on a train platform. The first thing that popped into my head was: The man running toward her wore one red shoe.

One Red Shoe took over fifteen years to be published. Five years later, I regained the rights and published it myself.

At one point during rewrites, One Red Shoe began in a New York City subway station restroom. To make sure I had my facts straight, when I was at an RWA conference in NYC, I begged my friends ride the subway with me. Big problem for my story—there were no restrooms in the subway.

I wanted Daria to be from Michigan, but most people think cars not farming in Michigan. Iowa seemed a better choice. In actuality, the food and agricultural business is one of the top three industries in Michigan.

One Red Shoe is a road trip, but not like any road trip I’ve ever been on. Assassins are chasing Sam and Daria.

One of the assassins (son of a Russian mafia kingpin) is a clumsy oaf. Daria, not Sam, thwarts him often, making him eager for revenge.

I set part of One Red Shoe in Holland, Michigan. I knew about the city from when our daughter went to college there. Holland State Park (which doesn’t appear in the book) is one of my favorite places to watch the sun set.

I’ve driven through Iowa but never stopped. I based the town of Prairieville on a small farming community in Michigan where I used to live.

My Dutch ancestors settled in Iowa. My great-great-great grandfather was the Dutch consul to the state of Iowa based in Keokuk. I have the proclamation signed by President James Buchanan.

Because of the action, I think One Red Shoe would make an awesome movie, with Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Sam and Cameron Diaz (Knight and Day) as Daria. Anyone know a movie producer? 😊

Book Blurb: It Happened One Night meets Knight and Day

When elementary teacher Daria Mason left Iowa for a writers’ conference in New York City, she didn’t expect to come home with a wounded spy. Sam Jozwiak works for a shadow agency that gathers intel vital to U.S. security. From the moment he steals digital files from a Russian Mafia kingpin, Murphy’s Law takes over. No matter how he covers his tracks, the kingpin’s assassins find him. What’s worse than getting shot in the butt? Accepting help from an Iowa tourist. Thus, begins a road trip that takes Sam and Daria cross country with the assassins right behind them.

Excerpt:

For the second time in her life, Daria Mason came face-to-face with a man pointing a weapon at her. A pervert, with unzipped jeans, wielded a green box knife. Because she’d raced into the restroom without checking out the situation, he now stood between her and the exit.

She was at the end of the proverbial rope. After walking in circles, she finally found a restroom and nobody was stopping her from using it. Especially not someone playing copycat with that guy in the movie who wore one red shoe.

“I am having a really bad day,” she declared in the don’t cross me voice she used on her brothers. As soon as her words echoed off the hideous pink and black tiled walls and floor, she lowered her voice. “You are in the wrong place, mister. Now zip up and get out.” She pointed straight-armed toward the door.

The man shook his head and set the flimsy knife on the counter. “Lady, you have more guts than sense. You are in the wrong place, at the wrong time.” His voice was even softer than hers. He eyed her with a look so dark and intense it paralyzed her like a hawk freezes its prey. She swallowed past the fear in her throat, certain it sounded like a gulp.

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About the Author:

Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction. Besides writing science fiction romance, she writes romantic suspense, and cozy mysteries. Diane and her husband live in West Michigan. They have two children and five grandchildren.

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Veronica: Thanks for stopping by and here are some more shoes just for fun! (This might be what my closet floor looks like on a bad day LOL.)

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday October 24

aton cara bristolAs 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).

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ATON: DAKONIAN MAIL ORDER BRIDES BOOK 2 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Cara Bristol

Attorney Toni Sutterman is on the fast-track, her success all but an open-and-shut case when she realizes she lacks what’s important: true love. With marriage-minded men in short supply on planet Earth, she joins the Intergalactic Dating Agency hoping to find a good match with an extraterrestrial. When her alien mate finally arrives, he proves beyond all doubt to be the man of her dreams: tall, sexy, romantic, and totally devoted to her. So what if there’s a bit of gray area about how he actually got here?

Aton of planet Dakon doesn’t mean to pull a fast one. He has every intent to play by the rules until false accusations get him escorted from the spaceship just before it blasts off. Neither spurious allegations nor the vastness of space will keep him from his mate, so he makes his own way to Earth to claim the female he was promised. As soon as he sees Toni, he recognizes her as his Fated mate. Confident he’s acted in good faith, he focuses on courting her and beginning their life together.

But when a rival discovers the truth and administers some rough justice, will Toni be willing to break the rules and become Aton’s partner in crime to save their future…or will she play by the book?

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unleashed tiffany robertsUNLEASHED: VALOS OF SONHADRA by Tiffany Roberts

Despite the shelter her adoptive parents have provided her entire life, Nina’s psychic abilities have always hung over her like a shadow. The very powers that should give her strength have driven her to isolate herself. But lately, her craving for companionship — a mate — has become stronger than her fear. One foolish decision puts her life at great risk. And also provides a wondrous discovery…

Aduun, Vortok, and Balir have existed in a state of constant rage and ravenous hunger for centuries, locked away in the beastly forms that were forced upon them. Their only thoughts were of revenge on their Creator — until a mysterious female falls into their underground prison, restoring their heartstones and their sanity. They know nothing about her, yet she may be their only chance at reclaiming their freedom.

Unable to deny their intense attraction, they set out together to escape their Creator’s trap and rescue their lost people. Can they keep Nina safe and persevere in a world designed to destroy them?

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Riggs_Tasha_BlackRIGGS STARGAZER MAIL ORDER ALIEN BRIDES #15 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Tasha Black

Sage Martin is on temporary leave from her accounting firm to help her sister run the family farm. Trading in spreadsheets for a peach orchard isn’t easy for sensible Sage. On the other hand, her love for her little sister Tansy makes it all worthwhile. But when Tansy and their new friend Arden fall for a pair of hunky fugitive aliens, their idyllic farm life starts to feel like a cheesy romantic comedy. And now there’s one more hot alien looking at Sage like she’s the last ripe peach on the tree.

Riggs has loved Sage since the moment he saw her. He admires her long chestnut hair and the stern expression that hides a heart of gold. Determined to give her all the time she needs to accept him, Riggs is torn between the ecstasy of being near his intended mate and the agony of unsatisfied desire.

When vandals strike the farm, threatening to ruin the tourist season and expose the aliens, Riggs and Sage must work together to solve the mystery and stop the villains who want to sabotage the peach orchard. But even if Riggs can foil the evildoers, will he be able to sweep his stalwart mate off her feet?

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escape emmy chandlerESCAPE (PROJECT VETUS BOOK ONE) by Emmy Chandler

Sentenced to death for war crimes they didn’t commit, Captain Carson Sotelo and his team were given a choice: die in disgrace, or live as something entirely new. Several dozen procedures and a medically induced coma later, they awoke on a prison planet as super-soldier prototypes, spliced with genes from an extinct alien species.

Sotelo’s altered body comes with strange abilities and built-in weapons, and when Universal Authority tests him in the field, combat awakens violent instincts and cryptic genetic memories from the beast they installed in his genetic code. He’s able to keep the beast on a leash—until the day he meets Lilliana Malone, and his inner alien decides she’s his mate.

Though Sotelo resists the beast’s barbaric courtship style, he can’t pretend he doesn’t want Lilli. Her protective nature and fiery spirit remind him of why he went to war in the first place. Unfortunately, catching Sotelo’s eye also brings her to the attention of the ruthless team of scientists who turned his entire team into monsters…

Universal Authority had no idea what they were unleashing when they turned Sotelo into a weapon, and now that he has someone to fight for, he will bite off the hand that feeds them all, if that’s what it takes to get the team he leads and the woman he loves off the planet.

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yorkYORK (THE VORGE CREW BOOK 3) by Laurann Dohner

Watching his crewmates fall in love has left York craving a female of his own. That’s how he ends up being matched to a Parri female through a service to find bond mates. He’s excited at the prospect when he arrives on planet Relon. Until he actually meets her.

Betrayed by her government in a bid for alien technology, poverty-stricken human Sara is doomed to be a prince’s sex toy, until she’s rescued on a planet that doesn’t take kindly to slavers. Suddenly free, she’s an outcast on her new home, treated with distrust…by everyone except a gorgeous, kind, huge blue alien. Too bad he’s getting married the next day. His future bond mate is a horrid, abusive woman, and Sara has a way to save them both—she’ll convince York to bond with her instead.

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legacy strainLEGACY STRAIN (THE ISOLATION SERIES BOOK 3) by Taylor Brooke

War is on the horizon.

After fleeing the white-walled labyrinth where Brooklyn and her friends were caged, trained, tortured, and studied, the group of renegade Omens prepare for the fight of their lives. But an unexpected arrival from Kirin—the dangerous, secret project Juneau has kept locked away in Isolation’s main facility—complicates things.

Despite the rumors surrounding Kirin’s loyalties and capabilities, Brooklyn decides to make an alliance. Together they form a plan to rescue their friends and take down Isolation once and for all.

Julian Matsumoto is strung between two sides of his heart.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and freedom always has a cost. Julian doesn’t know if he has what it takes to pay the price, especially if that price is Kirin’s life. But the Legacy Strain is being weaponized and they don’t have time to waste.

This is their only chance to escape Juneau Malloy for good, and Brooklyn Harper has been fighting for too long to back down now. Armed with deadly skills and a hunger for vengeance, the Omen Operatives set out on a risky mission to eradicate Isolation, contain the volatile Legacy Strain, and earn the freedom they’ve been chasing since Camp Eleven.

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alien warriors womanTHE ALIEN WARRIOR’S WOMAN (GUARDIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Milly Taiden

Rani Kerf isn’t ready to make a love connection. Instead, she’s got her mind set on her career. When spying a tall, dark and handsome stranger who takes her breath away while on a mission, her priorities begin to change. But when her team members on the secret operation disappear, Rani goes into rescue mode and discovers the gorgeous alien isn’t who he seems.

Tarrek just met the love of his life. Rani is beautiful, smart, funny, and her acting skills suck. But the problem is he’s on a mission and knows that his roguish lifestyle isn’t what someone like her deserves in a mate. He has no choice but to let her be the one that got away.

Fate has a different plan for Tarrek, which includes Rani—that is if she can forgive him for his betrayal increasing the odds of death for each member of her team. So who is this man who’s captured her heart, and what does he know about her crew?

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handmaids secretTHE HANDMAID’S SECRET: A STARSTRUCK NOVEL by Brenda Hiatt

VS Note: YA

Molly O’Gara has never really fit in anywhere, born on Mars to Ag farmer parents but adopted and raised by a high-ranking Royal family. Unfortunately Molly lacks the usual skill with plants that go with her birth heritage, while also lacking the prestige she would have as a true Royal. Her only claim to importance is being appointed official Handmaid to the Martian Sovereign, Emileia. Holding such a position is a great honor for a lowly Ag but now that she and Emileia, better known as M, are back on Earth, there is little for Molly to do in that capacity. That is, until a new Royal boy shows up at Jewel High. Though absurdly handsome, Tristan is also arrogant and obnoxious—and seems determined to steal M, the Sovereign, away from her bonded soulmate, Rigel. As Handmaid, Molly’s job now is to keep Tristan away from M and Rigel, even if that means spending way more time in his company than she’d like. Such familiarity breeds contempt, on both sides. At first, anyway.

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guarded sabrina kadeGUARDED (REBELS OF SIDYTH BOOK 2) by Sabrina Kade

Sexy, smartass York lives for the thrill of anything new and exciting. Now, if she’s not careful, she might die for it, too. York knew her assignment on Hethdiss meant a whole new group of aliens and being a call-girl is never the safest of jobs.

But sexy, mysterious Azan is like no one she’s ever met. His heated gaze follows her wherever she goes, and she suspects the mask he wears hides more than his mouth—it protects his heart. York’s determined to learn the infuriating alien’s secrets. As a translator for the prince, Azan can speak over thirty languages. But his own native tongue is poison—literally. He knows better than to get too attached to the gorgeous human woman he’s hired. No one who sees what’s under his mask will ever want him as a mate.

He can’t send York away, no matter how often he tries, even though all he wants to do is protect her. But she’s about to name her poison…and it’s Azan, whether he likes it or not.

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fate of the beastFATE OF THE BEAST (MATE OF THE BEAST BOOK 2) by Sonia Nova and Starr Huntress

An Ambassador trying to hold peace…Being an Ambassador wasn’t easy. It was even harder when you were the Earth Ambassador on an alien planet that was on the brink of war. As if Naomi didn’t have her hands full with war negotiations and ensuring the safety of humans on Agaria, the last straw is the beastly Ezak-X pilot who seems to push all her buttons wrong. But when the war breaks out and the safety of humans is threatened, the odd, horned beast might just be the only man she can count on…

But with how her body reacts in his presence, can she trust herself with him…?

A beast thirsting for war…Arez has waited for this day his whole existence. Ever since he was created in that damned lab by the scaly Krezlians, he’s wanted nothing more than to destroy them. But just when he can taste the war on his lips, he gets thrown together with a peace-loving human female who makes his body hard and his blood boil for an altogether different reason. He’s never wanted anything more in his life – except maybe for revenge – and he soon realizes that he must make a choice.
Revenge… or her?

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cyborg miranda martinCYBORG by Miranda Martin

Cersei is on the run. She doesn’t remember from who, or why. While working in a high-tech bar, someone or some thing tries to activate her. The mind-wipe she paid top credits for starts to break down and her past bleeds through. The images are enough to convince her she was right. She doesn’t want to face who she used to be.

Now she has to run before she falls into their hands. Who is they? Well, there’s a shitty side to not remembering. Everyone is an enemy or a potential one.

Holden left the Galactic Service more machine than man. Passing his days designing security tech for those with the credits to pay, his Code is all he has left. When one of his clients misuses his tech, he sets out to put things right and collides into his only failed case. The hauntingly beautiful and seductive psi-op agent is on the run and isn’t acting anything like the woman he tracked for years, never managing to capture.

Thrown together against impossible odds, his greatest enemy is his only ally. How many lives will be lost if the two can’t learn to work as one? As dangerous as she is, it quickly becomes apparent she’s even more dangerous to his heart, the one he thought he left behind with the rest of his body parts in the Galactic Service.

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desires destinyDESIRE’S DESTINY (THE VESPIAN WAY BOOK 1) by Bethany Drake

Heather can’t believe she is the only person on Earth who can protect Storm, the ambassador from Vespia. It has something to do with some pheromone the Vespian males exude. Although everyone says she’s immune, she doesn’t agree. There is something about the man that makes her desire skyrocket whenever she is around him.

Storm finds Heather fascinating; her bright violet eyes hold a world of emotions in them. He’s drawn to her and wants her with a depth he’s never experienced before.

When she becomes the focal point of several kidnapping attempts, he realizes she’s going to need his protection: the perfect excuse to get to know her better.

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alien exchangeAN ALIEN EXCHANGE (ALIEN EXCHANGE TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Keri Kruspe

Aimee Gwiazdowski has a passion for Alien Abduction romance stories. She vicariously lives through the heroines of her books to escape her lonely, loveless life. Until one morning, she wakes up in a strange, white room where an alluring voice invites her to the “Exchange” to find love and adventure in another world. Did she dare believe it? Could she leave everything behind and take a chance to become one of those heroines who finds true love among the stars?

Exiled Prince Qayyum E’etu and commander of the space vessel StarChance has a mission—transport the human women to the Exchange along with an offer he can’t refuse: find evidence against rumored human trafficking connected with the Exchange. If he can successfully bring the traitors back to Zerin for justice, it would give him a chance to return home. How was he supposed to know that meeting a human woman would put everything he was working for in jeopardy?

As unforeseen evil slowly brews discord within the galaxy, it works to tear Aimee and Qay further apart. If they don’t learn to overcome their fears and trust the love they have for each other, the coming cataclysm will devastate not only Zerin, but Earth as well.

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mastered by the zandiansMASTERED BY THE ZANDIANS by Renee Rose, Rebel West and Alexis Alvarez

I can fly a fighter jet in my sleep and kill with the fingers of one hand.
I work alone. No being in the galaxy can challenge me–
until I tangle with two Zandian warriors.
They say I stole their cargo, and they plan to take me to their planet.
Make me theirs.
Nobody owns me. I’m not going to let these Zandians master me,
no matter how sexy and appealing they are.
Because I have a secret mission. And if they find it out, my entire life could be over.
My name is Mirelle, and this is my story.

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cargo kiki burrelliCARGO: AKAR CHRONICLES BOOK 1 by Kiki Burrelli

Phoenix spots the tall, dark and dangerously sexy man in line behind him at the club immediately. He thinks he’s found a dance partner for the night, but the stranger has other plans.
Jax has worked his entire life to become the best sourcer on Akar, maybe even in all of Zila Galaxy. He specializes in finding things, and if the money is right, he and his loyal crew are there. Except, this mission has sent them farther than they’ve gone before, to Earth.

It’s not personal, Phoenix just happened to be what Jax’s client requested. He’s not a person, he’s cargo. Except, the moment Jax gets Phoenix on his ship, he can’t help but care for and protect the Earthling. It wouldn’t be so bad if the client who requested Phoenix—as well as the other specimens with his unique genetic mutation—didn’t happen to be the Akarian Federation. The AkarFed rules its people with an iron fist and they couldn’t care less about Jax’s burgeoning feelings.

Phoenix may be in space, with no hope of returning to his home, but he is nobody’s victim. All he needs to do is ignore the alien captain long enough to figure out a way home. But, with each passing moment—and mile—that gets harder to do.
As their connection grows, Jax discovers they are more than just cargo and captain, they are fated mates, now he just needs to figure out how to keep them together.

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the great forest layaTHE GREAT FOREST: LAYA: DARK SCULPTOR NOVEL 4 by D R Rosier

James Cook is the last Flesh Sculptor on his new world, but that’s going to change. If he can survive long enough to open a school.

The mission to Malburn was a success, and he’d not only won Karana’s heart, but he’d been forced into an arranged marriage. Things seemed to be going well there, but his young wife is still holding secrets, and those secrets will be rather shocking.

There’s a lot going on, and there’s a lot for him to do before he can comfortably settle down with his four mates and Oceana. Return the sixteen elves, deal with the council, finish his home, start a school, and a family. Not to mention all his mates’ ambitions. But if that wasn’t enough, he’s about to get another surprise, one unrelated to the wife he hardly knows, and is unprecedented. An invitation to visit both Lelmalond and Amathyr.

Now all he needs to do is survive, The Great Forest: Laya.

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stolen lisa laceSTOLEN by Lisa Lace

The aliens are savage animals.
Zandra wants nothing to do with them. She has plans for her life.
But when she gets kidnapped by TerraMates, she doesn’t have a choice.
Suddenly Earth is far away, and she’s expected to be a wife and a mother.
Her husband?
He’s bloodthirsty and ruthless. He’s the feral leader of the tribe.
And now Zandra belongs to him.

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expeditions estimationEXPEDITION, ESTIMATION AND OTHER DANGEROUS PASTIMES (CLAIMINGS BOOK 4) by Lyn Gala

Tuk-Palteia Liam has survived the front lines of a civil war and a return visit to his home planet, but now he has to face the ultimate obstacle. Stubborn lovers.

As long as Liam and Ondry have the same goals—the pursuit of profits and status—they are the perfect partnership.  But now Ondry wants to protect his palteia at any cost, even if it costs him his newly won rank. Liam hates the idea of Ondry sacrificing for him, and he is not going to allow Ondry to lose status under any circumstances.  Add in the Imshee, a predatory companion animal, a new human, and an obstinate Grandmother, and Liam has the recipe for a serious headache. Despite what Ondry believes, not all problems can be solved with a good trade, a tail or a flash of tooth. This time, Liam and Ondry are going to need to find a compromise.

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chaos bornCHAOS BORN (WARRIORS OF THE SEVEN STARS BOOK 2) by Kallista Dane

The Lord of Darkness is determined to conquer our world – and claim me as his bride.

I once ruled the World of the Seven Stars as the Virgin Queen. But tonight I will kneel in shameful submission before two stern masters.

The Oracle says I’m fated to mate with them both. That only together can we defeat an enemy old as the Universe.

Two powerful warriors have agreed to join my fight. On one condition. They have dark desires of their own. Savage hungers. If I don’t obey their every command tonight, no matter how wicked – I’ll be punished.

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rescued by the zoranRESCUED BY THE ZORAN (ZORAN’S CHOSEN BOOK 3) by Luna Hunter

Corlis Space Station is not what Caia Mercier expected it to be. Behind the glitzy veneer lies a darkness… and as an officer of the law, it’s her job to clean it up.

And it’s one hell of a tough job. Her colleagues don’t respect her, and the matchmaker-bot her overbearing parents forced on her keeps setting her up with alien weirdos.

Romance is the last thing on her mind.
And then she meets him.
Leto. A seven foot tall Zoran warrior. Fearsome, wild, dangerous.

The ripped alien warrior is looking for his missing friend, and he won’t stop until he’s turned Corlis upside down. Leto decides the curvy human female is going to help him – whether she likes it or not.

The way the dominant alien looks at Caia makes her all hot and bothered. She does her very best to stay professional… but she is only human.

As they work the case, they realize that this goes much, much deeper than a single missing person. The fate of the entire galaxy is at stake.
Can they solve the mystery before it’s too late?

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alien giftALIEN GIFT (THE ALIEN SERIES BOOK 4) by Tracy Lauren

It’s Christmastime in Beacon and there’s only one gift Holly wants this year. More than anything she longs for the sexy older alien, Gorrard, to be her mate. From the second his eyes locked on to hers, she knew they were meant to be. The only problem now… is getting him to realize it.

Gorrard rescued Holly from what could have been a life of slavery and ever since they returned to Beacon the human almost seems drawn to him. Not that Gorrard minds. Each moment they spend together becomes the sweetest torture, as the bond between the pair intensifies. When Holly confesses her feelings, Gorrard worries that the only thing he’ll need to protect his human from… is himself.

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craved by the dragon warriorsCRAVED BY THE DRAGON WARRIORS by Ashley West

When three Dragon Warriors crash on Earth, Natasha is fascinated by them and not afraid. Interested in the woman, the three warriors take her along and they go on a journey of discovery and love.

No one has or ever will accuse one of the Dragon Warriors of being “subtle” or “blending in” so when three of them end up crash landing on Earth after getting lost during their exploration, Natasha Hamilton, whose yard they have landed in, knows about it immediately.

Luckily for them, Nat isn’t the gun toting, get off of her lawn type. She is more fascinated by the three of them than she is afraid. When she finds out their mission, she begs them to take her along. She’s wanted to get out of this tiny town for as long as she can remember and this sounds like the adventure of a lifetime.

Equally as fascinated in this small human woman, the three warriors agree, and they set out on a journey of exploration, discovery, danger, and love, where they will find out that there is more than one way to love someone forever.

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alien breed rageRAGE (ALIEN BREED 1) by Melody Adams

While young Jessie Colby cleans for Dexter Medical Industry, she accidentally stumbles over a man in chains who claims to be a hybrid between human and alien. His aggressive behavior frightens her, but she can’t just ignore his abuse, so she takes his picture and reports his fate to the media.
Ten years later, Jessie signs a contract to work as a doctor in the West-Colony on planet Eden, where the Alien Breeds live since their rescue. All those years she couldn’t forget the man in chains. But when she stands before him again, he is not happy at all to see her.
Years of abuse and pain lay behind Rage, but what tortures him most, is his memory of the beautiful young woman who worked for DMI. Even ten years after, she still hounds him in his sleep. Then she suddenly stands right in front of him. Finally he could make her pay for what she did to him, but when he has her at his mercy, killing her is the last thing on his mind. His beast wants her. But if he looses control of his alien side, the fragile human could end up hurt or dead.

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leopoldLEOPOLD (SAGA OF THE BOLD PEOPLE BOOK 1) by M D Grimm

How does a human survive in an alien dominated InterGalactic Community? By becoming an assassin, of course.

At least, that’s what Leopold thought when he became an assassin for the elite. Pretending to be an alien known as Voidstriker, Leopold feeds his appetite for vengeance, killing aliens as well as taking their money. It’s a win-win to his mind. That is, until a bounty is placed upon his head.

With his true identity now revealed to the IG Community, Leopold knows it’s only a matter of time before the powerful family members of his victims come for blood. Far worse is the fact that the one who put the bounty on his head, is the one he most fears.

A routine job three cycles ago brought him face-to-face with Mastrodai, a prince of the powerful Mrrog Nation. Not only did Leopold—accidentally—destroy part of Mastrodai’s moon, but one glimpse of the mighty alien had him feeling desire for the first time in his life. He ran, and like predator after prey, Mastrodai never stopped hunting him.

Leopold is convinced that Mastrodai wants bloody revenge. But when he finally confronts the mrrog, he is stunned to realize Mastrodai wants something very different. Something surprisingly intimate—the one thing that scares Leopold more than torture.

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pain seasonTHE PAIN SEASON (BOOK 2 OF THE COVALENT SERIES) by Libby Doyle

When Zan can no longer deny her lover is hiding things, she confronts him. Barakiel assures her he will soon share his secrets, but Zan dreads the day, afraid the love of her life is connected to a ritual murder. Her heart won’t allow her to believe he could harm an innocent man. The truth is worse than she could have imagined.

As Barakiel’s power as a Covalent warrior grows, so does the strength of his father’s obsession with him. Lucifer spreads his dark tendrils through the Earthly Realm using a network of depraved men and Barakiel soon realizes his love has drawn a target on Zan’s back. Events at the autumnal equinox make this clear to Zan as well. Barakiel has lied to her.

And so begins a season of pain and rage. A season of traitors and war. And love. Like the elemental forces that made him, Barakiel’s love does not end.

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shadow and iceSHADOW AND ICE (GODS OF WAR) by Gena Showalter

Knox of Iviland, the most ruthless warrior in All War history, has spent his life fighting others to the death, winning new realms for his king. Now the stakes are higher than ever. If he prevails in the battle for Earth, his slave bands will be removed. Victory is his sole focus…until he meets her.

On an arctic getaway with her foster sister, street tough but vulnerable Vale London is shocked to stumble upon a cave filled with ancient gods waging epic combat. When she is inadvertently drawn into their war, she is forced to team up with an unlikely ally—the sexy god who makes her burn with desire.

Though Vale is his enemy, Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. But only one combatant can triumph, and he will have to choose: live for freedom, or die for love.

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roar of skyROAR OF SKY (BLOOD OF EARTH BOOK 3) by Beth Cato

Thanks to her geomantic magic, Ingrid has successfully eluded Ambassador Blum, the power-hungry kitsune who seeks to achieve world domination for the Unified Pacific. But using her abilities has taken its toll: Ingrid’s body has been left severely weakened, and she must remain on the run with her friends Cy and Fenris.

Hoping to learn more about her magical roots and the strength her bloodline carries, Ingrid makes her way across the Pacific to Hawaii, home to the ancient volcano goddess Madam Pele. What she discovers in this paradise is not at all what she expects—and perhaps exactly what she needs.

But Ambassador Blum comes from the same world of old magic and mythic power. And if Ingrid cannot defeat her once and for all, she knows Blum will use that power to take the lives of everyone she holds dear before escalating a war that will rip the world to pieces.

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guardian sarah fineTHE GUARDIAN (THE IMMORTAL DEALERS BOOK 2) by Sarah Fine

One minute, Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger was a fairly normal young woman with an almost normal life. Absent father. Peculiar mother. Family secrets. The next, she was hurled into a land where the Immortal Dealers are waging a battle between good and evil—and where the fate of the world is in the cards.

Having only started to master her own deck, the inexperienced Ernie places the wrong bet on the right guy at the worst time. That’s when she’s bounced into another realm and trapped there by a formidable and power-hungry rogue Dealer who knows more about Ernie’s fractured family than Ernie herself does.

Now, Ernie’s fight to free herself is only the beginning. As the secrets of Ernie’s father and his own relics of power start to surface, Ernie will need to tell friend from foe—a feat not as easy as it seems.

At least now she has a full deck…because to survive secrets, betrayals, and dangerous dimensions, she’ll need to deal the best hand.

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captivated_by_the_gargoyle_lisa_carlisleCAPTIVATED BY THE GARGOYLE (STONE SENTRIES BOSTON BOOK 3) by Lisa Carlisle

VS Note: From September

After breaking through the demon’s darkness that imprisoned her best friend, Larissa has had enough of magic. She just wants to return to her normal life back on the police force.

But, the damn demons keep preventing that.

Roman, Commander of the Stone Sentries, plans to get Larissa and Janie to safety at the gargoyle compound. When a demon attacks his deputy and takes Janie, the mission turns into a hunt to track them down.

Larissa teams up with Roman and his team of gargoyle shifters to search Boston.
Where it takes them is even darker than her most terrifying dreams.
Is there a way to save Janie before it’s too late?

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amaranthine kissAMARANTHINE KISS (OLD SCHOOL BOOK 6) by Jenny Schwartz

Army doctor Angelo Sanderson is an unlikely veteran of supernatural combat. A classified mission thrust him into a world most people never have to fear; a world of monsters, mysteries and magic. Coming home to Boston was meant to be about returning to ordinary life. After all, he has no magic of his own.

But Doctor Effie Eliades does. Effie is a healer by profession and by magic. She’s known Angelo forever. He’s her brother’s best friend. She grew up knowing that she could trust him with anything. Now, she’ll have to trust him with her secrets and her life because a supernatural threat is killing her patients, and she needs Angelo’s help to save them.

The threat is real, but Effie is wrong about its target. The Amaranthine Kiss isn’t after Effie’s patients. It hungers for her.

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once upon a rebel fairy taleONCE UPON A REBEL FAIRY TALE by Various

Cinderella has a dark secret. The Little Mermaid loses more than her voice. And Little Red Riding Hood isn’t so little anymore.

Join our heroes and heroines as they travel through the underworld to Mars, rescue damsels in distress, and battle deadly foes in ONCE UPON A REBEL FAIRYTALE, a limited edition collection of beloved stories from today’s bestselling authors.

Inside these pages, you’ll find 25 action-packed fairytale retellings that rebel against tradition, from dark and gritty paranormal romances to sexy and thrilling supernatural fantasies.

The princesses, queens, kings, and villains of your childhood return in these adrenaline-spiking spins on your favorite bedtime tales.
But reader beware: these fairytales are not for the faint of heart.

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monster ballTHE MONSTER BALL by Various

It’s that time again! The Monster community is abuzz with whispers of the most anticipated party of the year. This deliciously exclusive event has tongues wagging even amongst the who’s who of the monster community. It will once again be held at an undisclosed location on All Hallows Eve.

Don’t worry all you underprivileged socialites, The Monster Ball isn’t just for vampires, witches, and werewolves. Other creatures of the night have as much of a chance to attend. Watch for your ticket but not in the mail. The silvery slip of parchment is said to appear in your hand by the light of the moon.

If you find yourself a fortunate recipient best to keep it to yourself. There are some who would kill for the chance to attend. Because as every good monster knows… what happens at the ball, stays at the ball.

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deadly risingDEADLY RISING (A BOOKE OF THE HIDDEN NOVEL) by Jeri Westerson

Things were quiet in Strange Herbs & Teas. For about a week.

Our crossbow slinging hero and her ragtag gang of Wiccans tuned in to the paranormal have earned some rest. But when Kylie learns that the Booke may have released not one, but two creatures of horror out into the world, it’s up to her to save Moody Bog. Again.

Calling upon the devilishly handsome demon Erasmus once more for help, Kylie’s determined to handle the mischief of the Booke and go back to a normal life. But when digging through Moody Bog’s history leads her to the ghost of her grandfather, the past she once knew is turned upside down.

Can Kylie save the town and her grandfather, or will the horrors of the Booke be too much to handle?

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single white incubusSINGLE WHITE INCUBUS (SUPERNATURAL SELECTION BOOK 1) by E J Russell

Does a bear shift in the woods?Well, partially. That was what got grizzly shifter Ted Farnsworth into trouble. He wasn’t trying to break the Secrecy Pact. He just wants people to see the real him. So he signs up with the mate-matching service Supernatural Selection—which guarantees marriage to a perfect partner. Not only will Ted never be lonely again, but once his new beaver shifter husband arrives, they’ll build Ted’s dream wilderness retreat together. Win-win.

Quentin Bertrand-Harrington, scion of an incubus dynasty, has abstained from sex since nearly killing his last lover. When his family declares it’s time for him to marry, Quentin decides the only way not to murder his partner is to pick someone who’s already dead. Supernatural Selection finds him the ideal vampire, and Quentin signs the marriage agreement sight unseen.

But a mix-up at Supernatural Selection contracts Quentin with Ted. What’s Ted supposed to do with an art historian who knows more about salad forks than screwdrivers? And how can Quentin resist Ted’s mouthwatering life force? Yet as they work together to untangle their inconvenient union, they begin to wonder if their unexpected match might be perfect after all.

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triad serena akeroydTRIAD (THE TRIALPHA CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Serena Akeroyd

Thalia Lyndhoven has a problem.
Well, she has several.

In fact, there are too many to count. Some are doozies, and some are just minor, but, in the grand scheme of things, she looks to have it all. Three beautiful, supportive, very unique mates. Men who’d kill for her. Who’d embrace the darkness for her. As well as more power at her fingertips than most could even imagine.

While Thalia has always wanted a simple life, her passage to another realm looks set to prove that will never be. Heden has always been her end destination, she just didn’t know it, and the Fates, as always, have plans she’s not privy to…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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mist walkerTHE MISTWALKER (DARK TALES BOOK 2) by Regine Abel

Every month, for three days, a mysterious fog filled with demonic creatures swallows the world. Since its first appearance a decade ago, I’ve diligently secured my home against the danger. Today, my sister’s negligence has allowed something in. A Mistwalker. A part of him now resides inside of me, his brand on my chest a constant reminder of his presence. He terrifies me and threatens to derail the life I’ve been building. And yet, a part of me is drawn to him…

I have walked two worlds to be with her. For years, I have lurked in the Mist, lying in wait for the opportunity to get to my fiery Jade. Now that humans have torn the Veil, nothing will keep me from crossing into the Mortal Plane to claim her. She’s my mate. I will not allow her to hide from the truth she knows deep within her but fears to acknowledge. I was made for her. I am her greatest wish.

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no sleep till doomsdayNO SLEEP TILL DOOMSDAY (A DRU JASPER NOVEL BOOK 3) by Laurence McNaughton

When a wicked enchantress steals a cursed doomsday amulet, crystal sorceress Dru Jasper has only twenty-four hours to get it back before the world will come to a fiery end. With this supernatural amulet in hand, the enchantress intends to break the sixth seal of the apocalypse scroll–making the seas boil, the stars fall from the sky, and the earth itself split apart. Overall, bad news.

Dru must hit the road to get the amulet back. But she suspects her half-demon boyfriend, Greyson, and his demon-possessed muscle car, Hellbringer, are hiding a dark secret. Can she trust them to help her stop doomsday? Worse, tracking down the enchantress runs Dru smack up against a pack of killer shape-shifters, the grim mystery of a radioactive ghost town, and a dangerous speed demon even more powerful than Hellbringer.

As the clock runs out, Dru is locked in a high-speed chase with the enchantress, fighting a fierce, magical duel she can never win alone. Can Dru and her sorcerer friends unravel Hellbringer’s secrets, outwit the shape-shifters, and retrieve the stolen amulet before the dawn of doomsday?

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kisses and cursesKISSES AND CURSES (WARLOCK MACGREGOR BOOK 6) by Michelle M Pillow

Scottish Warlock Euann MacGregor may be the tech savvy one in his family, but when it comes to love, savvy doesn’t enter into the equation. So when he crosses paths, in the most unusual way, with a woman who holds an essential piece to a puzzle that has haunted the MacGregor family for decades, he’s torn between wanting answers and wanting her. Forces beyond his control have brought them together, but those same dangers might also be what tears them apart forever.

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stroke of midnightSTROKE OF MIDNIGHT (FUTURE FAIRY TALES) by Stella Dawn

Cindy isn’t interested in princes and thinks that happily ever after is nothing more than a fairytale. But the other shoe is about to drop, because the only way for her to rescue her stepsisters from their wicked stepmother is to sneak into the ball and outmaneuver the one man she cannot stand — the arrogant, selfish, and sexy-as-sin king. Soon, she’s at risk of becoming a pawn in her own game, for the king is ruthlessly pursuing his own agenda. He’s determined to teach her a lesson before the night is through: at the stroke of midnight, nothing is forbidden…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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stalkSTALK (HOT BLOODED BOOK 1) by Victoria Danann

The first coming of chaos. Twelve thousand years ago, members of a more advanced race crossed into our dimension when the barriers temporarily collapsed. Trapped in our world, the aliens, who were also shifters, built structures that eventually caused the great flood and the sinking of Atlantis. Some of the alien DNA survived in progeny that carried an untraceable shifter gene, dormant until awakened by mating with a full blooded werewolf.
Seven alien wolf shifters trapped in our dimension find each other and form a pack. They think their biggest problem is the absence of females, right up until they become the focus of a gentlemen’s hunting club.
tamianTAMIAN (THE STONE SOCIETY BOOK 11) by Faith Gibson

Tamian St. Claire, the world’s first clone, is a special Gargoyle. Until recently, he spent his life following as his sister’s shadow. When Tamian investigates a spy in their midst, not only does he come across a badass government agent who turns out to be his mate, but he discovers a species of shifter the Gargoyles weren’t aware of.

Lucy Ball spent her formative years learning genetics from her uncle. Her life was safe and rather boring another until she’s given two choices: join the GIA or go to jail. As an agent for the Global Intelligence Agency, Lucy uses their computers to aid her family in finding and taking down the Ministry – a religious faction responsible for the near-apocalypse thirty years ago.
When Lucy is assigned a new position, she is thrown into a world she wouldn’t wish on anyone. As Lucy is held captive in a laboratory where she’s tasked with following in her uncle’s footsteps, she relies on the one person who can save her – Tamian St. Claire.

inflameINFLAME (UNDERGROUND ENCOUNTERS BOOK 8) by Lisa Carlisle

Lucan, a gargoyle shifter, is finally freed from his stone statue and ready to make up for lost time – a plan that includes acting on the inexplicable pull to the mysterious blonde who waltzes into the underground club where he works.

Elise has hunted Lucan down for one purpose. No way can she allow herself to get distracted by his captivating presence and magnificent eyes.

She blurts out the news: He’s a father.
He’d conceived a child with the witch who’d cursed him — Elise’s sister.
This complication means she must ignore her attraction to him. A fling with him is strictly off-limits.

But, when Elise needs his help to protect her niece and Lucan’s daughter, that dangerous desire might be too difficult to resist.

dire wolf wantedDIRE WOLF WANTED: ICE AGE SHIFTERS BOOK 4 by Carol Van Natta

The magical world stands on the brink of war, unless two extraordinary shifters can bridge the gulf between them. Dire wolf shifter and Shifter Tribunal agent Rayne Chekal poses as as a prisoner to take down an illegal auction house that trafficks in shifters. Arvik Inuktan, agent for the Wizard Imperium and secret mythic shifter, infiltrated the auction staff with the same mission objective. When the auction house finally falls, Rayne and Arvik form an uneasy alliance born of trusting each other more than their respective agencies. Once last gambit puts them together and constantly on the move.

Rayne finds him sexy as hell, but confusing. Her inner wolf says they’re in the mating dance, but to her, it feels more like a flailing tumble down the stairs. Arvik finds her irresistible, smart, and gorgeous. His inner beasts say Rayne is their mate, but he realizes he must track down his dark, forgotten past if he hopes to have a future with her.

Unfortunately, war is coming. Every sign and prophecy point to Arvik’s former tribe as lighting the fire, and he’s nowhere to be found. Rayne makes the hard choice to tell the defenders all she knows, and hope he can forgive her.

When Rayne and Arvik meet on the battlefield, can they overcome their differences and work together to stop the evil, or will the conflagration burn them both and engulf the magical world?

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librarians vampire assistant book 2LIBRARIAN’S VAMPIRE ASSISTANT BOOK 2 by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Michael Vanderhorst has always been a lone wolf. Or lone vampire? Whatever. Point is, this ancient gentleman vampire is obsessed. She’s quirky, a horrible dresser, and the cutest librarian he’s ever seen. The question is, why her? In four hundred years, no one has ever captured his attention like this. He must find out, which is why he just signed on as her new assistant.

The problem is, she has no idea vampires exist or that she’s just broken one of their laws. As the leader of his territory, Michael has been ordered by his council to turn her or kill her. “Over my dead body!”

To overturn the ruling, Michael needs the council on his side, and right now they’re asking him to hunt down and execute five hundred vampires no one can seem to locate. Unfortunately, his assassin days are long over, and he’s not so sure he can go back to killing.

But with Miriam’s life on the line and their unusual bond growing stronger each day, will he dust off the old sword or give her the bite that will make her his forever?

wendigo conjuringWENDIGO CONJURING (WENDIGO REDEMPTION BOOK 3) by Wendie Nordgren

Time doesn’t always heal all wounds. Sometimes, all they do is fester especially ones of the heart.

Rozene’s own heart has mended, and she’s found blissful happiness with Chief Sam Stillwater, a bear shifter, Colby Reeves, a cowboy turned werewolf, and Hunting Wolf, an ancient Wendigo warrior.

However, the four of them become embroiled in a former lover’s revenge against Holden, the alpha of a dangerous werewolf pack, and Sophia wants Rozene to suffer right along with him. They thwarted her attempts at revenge with the Chenoo which she unleashed against Silver Springs, but the ice giants are nothing compared to the evil she has planned, and now she has a powerful accomplice. Sophia has embraced the dark one, and he wants Rozene dead and the Wendigoag back under his control.

To save themselves and the lives of countless innocents, Rozene, the bear shifters, Wendigoag, and werewolves will have to do something far more difficult than fighting together. They’ll have to trust each other.

untold prophecyTHE UNTOLD PROPHECY ( THE LAST LIBRARY BOOK 1) by Jill Cooper
VS Note: From September

One girl, Tarnish Rose, rescues what was meant to be destroyed. Finding an occasional book long forgotten, those heart-warming tales speak to her very soul and could land her in the hands of the Dark Lord Creighton.

Her ability to read is a closely guarded secret, but as the man she’s betrothed to is set to be killed for violating the code of conduct, Tarnish finds her secret on the verge of being discovered.

Unable to let this happen, Tarnish is about to launch on the journey of her life not only to free him but to stop the Dark Lord Creighton himself. With the hunter death squads on her tail, she’ll rush for a waiting train and discover the world is full of secrets and join forces with other rebel librarians.

If the death hunters don’t get her first.

sea archerTHE SEA ARCHER (THE HEAVEN AND EARTH SERIES) by Jeny Heckman

Raven Hunter, a musical prodigy, flees to the Hawaiian Islands to pick up the pieces after her marriage to her manager collapses. Instead, she experiences extraordinary and unsettling events that are beyond her understanding.

Living in paradise, marine biologist, Finn Taylor has the unconscious but effortless ability to understand the needs of the animals he cares for. His playboy lifestyle is most men’s fantasy. That is, until the night he meets the shy and elusive new island resident. Suddenly his life no longer feels like his own.

The attraction is undeniable. However, vastly contrasting lives, peculiar dreams, and an unbelievable proclamation that they could be the direct descendants of Poseidon and Apollo threaten to divide them forever. Will they accept their destiny and begin the quest of a lifetime or will they remain in their comfortable yet separate existence?

demon slainDEMON SLAIN (THE DEMON QUEEN BOOK 2) by Jewel Killian
What do you get when you shove demon magic into a human?
A big flippin’ mess, that’s what.Prophecy girl or not, someone didn’t think this through.

All this speed and strength. All this magic to wield, and my frail form—however reinforced, however bolstered by the four strands of magic coiling through my veins—simply can’t keep up with the energy demands placed on it.

So, I glamour the sunken cheeks and purple smudges away. The last thing I need is my horde benching me because I’m human. I have to save Emma and I will see the realms returned to normal regardless of the cost.

Think they’ll find out anyway? You bet your bottom they will.
We meet the Blood King in five days and I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. Human or not.

water fallWATER FALL: ELEMENTALS CHALLENGE BOOK 3 by Claire Davon

Lara thought she had time to ease into her role as Water Elemental, guardian and defender of the sea and all its creatures. Time to learn the skills to rise to the next Challenge, many decades away. Then she felt the shift.

When Sullivan intrudes upon her oceanside sanctuary, stirring memories of the blazing night he bound her, body and soul, to her new life, the shark king confirms her suspicions. A new Challenge is upon them. And Sullivan, the prime suspect in her predecessor’s death, demands her trust.

Sullivan remembers the carnage—human and paranormal—the last time the Elementals failed to win Challenge. It must not happen again. But in the six years since he reluctantly left Lara’s side, she hasn’t learned nearly enough to defeat a rapidly rising enemy. A gargantuan Demonos that makes him look like a minnow.

Shifters and elementals don’t mix, but Sullivan’s made a deal with the gods to teach her to fight. Now if he could only convince his wayward body to put aside the searing memory of her touch. Because distraction now could spell disaster to them all.

princesss dutyA PRINCESS’S DUTY (OF FIRE AND FROST BOOK 1) by Sloane Murphy

Emilia Daarke has wanted to escape the Summer Court her entire life. She’s not brutal like the other Fae. She’s not savage. But they are.

When the boy she loves, Cade Vasara, Crowned Prince of the Winter Court, kills Emilia’s twin, they are torn apart and Emilia’s love for Cade dies just like her sibling did.

Years later, she has fallen in love with a Hunter – a forbidden love that goes against all that she has been taught. A man her father will never approve of. When her secret is outed, her father captures her Hunter and gives Emilia an ultimatum.

If she succeeds, she’ll lose the one she loves. But if she fails, he will die, and she will never be able to forgive herself.

unhinged helen hardtUNHINGED: BLOOD BOND PARTS 4,5,6 by Helen Hardt
VS Note: I’m at a loss for how best to present her books the way she releases them. For example, on October 30th she’ll be releasing parts 7,8 and 9 of the series each by itself for now and I don’t have time to list 3 books by one author separately in the same week. PART 10 comes out December 30th FYI. Sounds like an interesting series but I haven’t read any of it as yet.

Vampires are real. That fact has Erin Hamilton thinking she’s headed for crazy town. Still, she can’t deny the intense emotion she experiences when Dante Gabriel sinks his teeth into her neck to take her blood. She’s in love, and her body responds to his bite in a way she never could have imagined.

Once Dante tastes Erin’s blood, he’s addicted forever and cannot live without it. He’s heartbroken when she demands that he leave and never return. But neither can live without the other now, which puts them both at risk.

As they struggle to understand the mysterious bond between them and decipher the secrets of the ancient Vampyre Texts, more patients disappear from the hospital. To complicate matters, a gang of vampire thugs chasing Erin, flashbacks increasing in number and clarity, and an ominous dark energy leave Dante on the brink of becoming unhinged.

werewolf on your mindWEREWOLF ON YOUR MIND (SMOKEY FALLS WOLVES BOOK 3) by V Vaughan
When Alisha learned Juliet, her former college roommate, was a werewolf, she wasn’t afraid. She was intrigued. And now, months later, she’s obsessed with becoming one too. All she needs is a mate to change her, and she knows Juliet’s pack is where she can find one.

Luck is on Alisha’s side, and within hours of arriving in Smokey Falls, she meets her true mate, Jackson. But he isn’t the kind of man she’d imagined. Jackson is a feral werewolf firefighter who’d rather not deal with people, while Alisha is accustomed to a country-club lifestyle. True mate attraction doesn’t care, though, and it makes Alisha decide all Jackson needs is a little training. Too bad Jackson has other ideas.

beck bearBECK BEAR (DAUGHTER OF BEASTS BOOK 2) by T S Joyce
Juno Beck is trying to step out from the long shadow of her father and make her place in the music industry. But this bear shifter’s days are numbered and she’s running out of time to make her mark on the world. When she stops for a day trip to visit an old friend, she discovers the hiding place of one of country music’s bad-boys-who-got-away. But everything she thought she knew about Rhett Copeland from interviews is wrong, and he’s hiding a mountain of secrets. And as she struggles with the decision to do what’s right or what’s necessary, she begins discovering who she really is, and what she really stands for. And that singer she’s crushed on for all these years, is about to show her how it really is to live.

Rhett Copeland threw away his destiny. The white lion shifter left his Pride to become a touring musician, but something important has sent him into hiding in a last-chance Crew of lumberjacks. His accounts are frozen, his muse is crippled, his fans are on the hunt for him, and his new Rogue Pride Crew gets on his nerves at every turn. All he wants to do is stay hidden, avoid as much logging work as possible, and pester his new Crew, but Juno Beck is going to expose him and all of his secrets to the public if he isn’t careful. Too bad she’s too interesting for her own good because his songwriting muse only wakes up around her, and now he can’t leave the mesmerizing stranger alone. But the more he lets Juno in, the more she threatens the life he’s carved out here in the wilderness of Rogue Pride territory.

He has nothing but time, and she barely has any days left. He has lost his passion for the music, while she’s more driven than ever to make her mark on the industry.

dasquianDASQUIAN – CLAIMED BY THE BLACK DRAGON by Jenny Foster
Shor Dasquian is a man who has a fearless dragon’s heart beating inside his chest. When he prepares to fight for the woman from Earth, he does not know what events he will set in motion. She is the one – the woman whom fate has chosen to bring into his life, only to separate them from each other all over again.

His love for the woman changes him.
The brave man turns into a fearless one.
The loyal dragon-shifter turns into a relentless lover.

The strong dragon turns into an invincible being, who teaches even the most dangerous creatures from his home planet to fear him. Even an enraged king and a vengeful goddess cannot picture the black creature they have awakened inside Dasquian, and how far he is willing to go for the one woman he loves.

raven curseTHE RAVEN CURSE (A HALLOWEEN SPECIAL) by Emilia Hartley
Ciaran wouldn’t ask a Carver witch for help even to keep himself out of Hell. After all, he’s managed to live a full century with the curse a Carver put on him. But now, a demon is chasing him, and the magic residing in his curse could literally unleash Hell on Earth. Ciaran needs a Carver to undo the curse and stop a catastrophe. But when he seeks out this generation’s Carver witch, he discovers he wants her to do much more with him than just lift a curse.

All her life, Samantha Carver has heard tales of the dangerous murderer her great-grandmother cursed, so it’s no wonder that when the man shows up in her yard, she tries to shoo him away. But the unsettlingly sexy man won’t go, and the more Samantha gets to know him, the more she questions what she’s always heard.
Is the simmering attraction Ciaran and Samantha share enough to overcome a hundred years of distrust and misunderstanding?

Or is their relationship—and Samantha’s sleepy town—doomed?

blood princeBLOOD PRINCE  by Celia Aaron
Paris, heir to a vampire kingdom he has never claimed, is adrift on earth and in the Underworld. The bounty on his head keeps him on the run. When he realizes the woman whose death haunts his dreams could be alive, he will risk everything just to touch Helen again. But her past can’t be erased, and neither can her old enemy–a demon who will destroy worlds just to possess her.
tithed to the dread lordTITHED TO THE DREAD LORD: STRANGE MAGICS by Athena Grayson
The Boneman will have his due…

When Niamne is tricked into delivering the yearly Tithe to the Dread Lord, she never expects to be part of the sacrifice. The last necromancer is a creature of terrifying legend, but the reality is more compelling than frightening, and very much a man.

Orphios finds better company with the dead than the living. One week of the year he takes the Tithe of goods and treasure and…other things…that keep the dead from rising from their rest. A sharp-tongued acolyte with a holy blessing that clashes with his magic was not part of the deal.

When the dead reject the Tithe, the ancient magical contract fractures. Niamne must choose–fulfill the contract and bring down the curse of her goddess on Orphios, or break it and unleash the restless dead on the world of the living.

Before the week is up, Orphios and Niamne must outmaneuver the treachery of town leaders and outwit the rules of the gods before the dead rise up and take matters into their own hands.

witch wantedWITCH WANTED: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (ADVENTURES OF A BRITISH WITCH IN BOTTOMSLICK) by Mina Carter

Homeless and on the run, magical conwoman Livvy doesn’t just need a break… she needs a freaking miracle.

With government officials on her tail wanting to talk to her about one of any number of con’s she’s pulled over the years; fake fortunes, tarot readings, pretending to be a gypsy wisewoman… and out of a place to stay, Livvy is forced to take the only option left on the table. A job from the classified section of Witch Weekly. There’s a town in the US needing a witch to clear out some brownies.

One problem. Livvy’s not a witch… she’s a woman with a healthy need to be somewhere the british government can’t reach her and a goddess-gifted ability in pretending to be something she’s not.

As soon as her feet hit the ground in Bottomslick, USA, the entire world seems intent on proving her wrong about the witch thing. First a familiar turns up, then a troll, and she can’t figure out if she want’s to kiss or slap the sexy-as-sin werebear sherriff who keeps telling her she’s NOT the witch she’s pretending to be.

But her worries aren’t over. It doesn’t take the british government long to find her are on her tail again and apparently she’s not filed the correct magical visa to work as a witch…. all that will have to wait though, because Bottomslick needs a witch, especially when sunflowers and pumpkins start kidnapping people.

It’s down to one conwoman-turned-witch to save the day and rescue the sherriff in distress, before she gets deported.

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witch way innWITCH WAY INN: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Kate Richards

Growing up in a town populated by magical beings, Karina Jewel’s complete lack of ability is an embarrassment to her family and a source of great personal misery. But an inheritance from an aunt she’s never heard of offers her the chance to break free and start life anew in the scenic High Sierras. The Witch Way Inn, a haven for magical and non-magical folk alike is about to open, and it holds all her hopes and dreams. In addition to the house, Aunt Graciela left her a prophesy. She will reconnect with someone from another life…and that connection will change everything.

Early Rogers’ article about the Shifter Whisperer for The Journal of Magical Times received a less-than-positive response from Zelda, who happens to be a good friend of his publisher. Instead of his usual globe-trotting assignments, he’s to cover the grand opening of a hotel with such low standards even regular humans are invited. He’s already got the piece half-written in his head. The sooner his punishment is fulfilled, the sooner he can get back to the real world and his exciting life.

Neither is looking for their other half, at least not in this life. But could they have been looking for lifetimes? And maybe, just maybe, there is a key somewhere in the mountains to unlock Karina’s magic, if there is any to unlock. They say opposites attract, but  sometimes opposites collide with explosive results.

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demon walkingDEMON WALKING (DRAGON POINT BOOK 6) by Eve Langlais

Now that he’s escaped his prison, the dragons will pay…

Eons ago, humanity punished Luc’s people by banishing them to another realm. The demons adapted to their new world, changed their violent ways, and ditched their monstrous alter egos. They lived in peace and prosperity until the dragon mages joined them in exile—and killed them to survive.

Now there is only one demon left, and he’s ready for revenge.

Luc’s plans to rule the world don’t bother Elspeth in the least. A man should have a goal in life. As for his perpetual frown, she’s determined to turn it upside down. All he needs is a great big hug, and if she’s lucky he won’t break like the other boys do. He might even be strong enough to handle her in bed.

But first she’s got to convince her king not to lynch him because apparently someone’s been sucking the souls of dragons. If they’re right, and Luc is to blame, then she might be next.

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semper faeSEMPER FAE (ENDANGERED FAE BOOK 3) by Angel Martiniez

Zack thought he had a strange job before. Working as a Marine medic in a secret government installation was odd, but working as a human liaison to the fae and as the personal assistant to a sidhe prince is downright bizarre. Throw in the fact that he’s pretty damn sure he’s fallen in love with his boss, and things are close to unmanageable.

Of course, around the fae, one never says ‘things can’t possibly get any worse’. Unexplained events plague the human world. Strange sightings, spontaneous magical explosions, and odd bends in reality crop up. When Finn falls ill and a monstrous creature attacks Zack, things quickly slide into disaster. Lycanthropy, loose-cannon mages, and Lugh conspire to make a hellish mess of things—but the real peril begins when Diego loses an important piece of his mind.

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finding truth beneath the liesFINDING TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES: SEASIDE WOLF PACK BOOK 4 by C C Masters

Anna is back with her pack, but her troubles are far from over. Anna has new allies, but she’s also made new enemies.

Anna is focused on building her relationships with the guys, and forges a deeper connection with Austin than she ever thought would be possible.

But danger lurks within her home, right under her nose.

Balancing her relationships, pack responsibilities, ties to the human world, and dedication to discovering her past isn’t easy. Add in her need to keep her magic under control and something has got to give. Anna is about to find out that it’s not always easy to tell friend from foe.

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panther queenPANTHER QUEEN (MORRIGHAN HOUSE WITCHES BOOK 3) by Amir Lane

When cattle rancher Lenna Alvarez rescues a black jaguar, she discovers there’s more to the animal than meets the eye. Bonding with a centuries-old Aztec Warrior wasn’t part of her plans. Then again, neither was simultaneously facing off against an American businessman and poachers encroaching on her family lands.
With her newfound powers, Lenna is sure the poachers don’t stand a chance. Only, Lenna isn’t the only one bringing strange animal powers to the game. The poachers have them too, led by businessman Ansen Peters. Lenna is in over her head, and not even the jaguar can save her.

Ansen Peters doesn’t want the ranch. He wants the jaguar. And he’s willing to kill her for it.

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vampires death by reaperVAMPIRES: DEATH BY REAPER MC #2 by Esther E Schmidt

Being kidnapped and unexpectedly thrust into the paranormal world she didn’t even know existed has overwhelmed Tessera. Even more, because her savior is the President of the Death by Reaper MC, Vampire Charter, who claimed her as his eternal mate.

Between protecting his mate from his own wrath and trying to balance his MC duties, Jagger is fighting a battle bigger than the fight between good and evil. Finding a solution for the stack of danger that keeps growing might involve teaming up with a new enemy who is reluctant to join forces. With a threat of an apocalypse in the near future, there is no option other than to surrender to the truth more paranormal lives are needed to keep the rest of the world living.

Evil hides in the inevitable to rectify redemption. Dive into book two of Death by Reaper MC and submit to the reality crawling into the darkness might be the only good this world has to offer.

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healers needHEALER’S NEED (ANCIENT INK BOOK 2) by Rhenna Morgan

Coyote shifter Tate Allen has been watching. Learning his mate every possible way before he moves in. Protecting her through the night, always from afar.

He’ll be the one to teach her about her gifts. He’ll be there when she changes for the first time.

With him, she’ll fulfill her destiny.

Elise Ralston loves Tate for the patience he’s shown. The faith he’s demonstrated—denying himself what he needs sexually, even as he teaches her about pleasure.

For Tate, Elise is willing to try. To revel in touch, to give him control…and to embrace her healer’s need.

But someone unknown is still stalking the clan, threatening more than Tate and Elise’s bond. And Elise is a prime target—precious for the magic she hasn’t even learned yet.

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protecting the wolfs matePROTECTING THE WOLF’S MATE (BLOOD MOON BROTHERHOOD BOOK 3) by Sasha Summers

Ellen has one goal: vengeance. With little memory of her life before her imprisonment by a maniacal werewolf, her world has been full of pain, humiliation, and fear. But now that she’s been rescued, her need for revenge is challenged by the urge to be part of a pack… and the unshakable connection to, Hollis, the man her wolf claims as their mate.

Hollis will do whatever it takes to protect his pack, and that includes looking after Ellen, who doesn’t need or want his help. He’s determined to keep her safe, even though she’s hell-bent on revenge, even if that means sacrificing himself. And it might come to that when the big bad comes back for the one woman he can’t live without.

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blood bond shannon k butcherBLOOD BOND (THE SENTINEL WARS BOOK 10) by Shannon K Butcher

Justice has never known freedom. She woke up ten years ago, naked and alone with no memory of who or what she was. Since then, she’s been a prisoner, compelled by powers she doesn’t understand. She’s roamed the country, doing whatever the fates demanded of her, good or bad. Completely alone.
Until now.
Ronan is starving to death. Like all the Sanguinar, his survival depends on finding the dwindling traces of blood left behind by an ancient, magical race. Weeks ago, Justice saved his life and since then, it’s been her blood he craves, her face he dreams about.
As evil closes in on all sides, threatening the only stronghold the Sentinels have to protect them, Ronan must find a way to gain Justice’s trust and free her from the dark powers that control her. Because if he can’t, the next person she is compelled to kill may be him.

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timturVS Note: A reminder of my new scifi romance release last week!

TIMTUR: THE TEACHER’S ALIEN HEALER (BADARI WARRIORS): IN THE STARS ROMANCE by ME!!!

VS Note: The events in TIMTUR actually come right after book 2 of the numbered series, so I was thrilled to offer this book under the  In the Stars Romance banner and will resume my normal covers and numbering next month with GABE (book 5 of the series). So this book would be book 2.5 in the numbering sequence. A bit of a flashback to how Timtur and Lily came to be mates.  65K words. Sorry to be confusing! All the books can be read as standalones.

Far from her home in the human Sectors after the mass kidnapping, teacher Lily Garrison is making a niche for herself in the valley by running a school for the Badari young. Although she yearns for Timtur, the pack’s healer, another Badari male has his eye on her and won’t take no for an answer.

Timtur feels the weight and responsibility of being the pack’s only healer, constantly on call as the soldiers fight ferocious battles against the alien scientists and their troops. With scarcely a moment to himself, he’s drawn to the gentle Lily but worries he won’t be able to juggle his duties, his loyalty to the pack and a relationship with a human woman.

When Lily’s stalker takes direct action to kidnap her and steal her from the safety of the valley, she’s forced to reach deep inside to find the strength to battle for her life. Timtur realizes too late how foolish he’s been to resist the bond with his fated mate and leads the rescue effort.

Before this situation can be resolved both will have to put their lives on the line and decide what really matters in a dangerous world ruled by the enemy.

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

October 17

October 10

October 3

September 26

September 19

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.

 

Where Did You Train Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedLast excerpt from STAR CRUISE: MYSTERY DANCER. Going to move on next week to my newly released book – more on that below the excerpt. NEWS – the Pets in Space 3 anthology made the USA Today Best Seller list!

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.

The excerpt – I promised to include some of the dancing in a snippet, so here’s a bit from the audition. Micki is a girl who befriends Tassia during the long day of auditioning: 

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By the time her turn came, Tassia decided to do a sequential series of rapid steps, pirouettes and showy poses requiring supremely good balance, which she could fit to the music being provided. It was her observation from watching the judges that dancers who showed technical skills appeared to make more of a favorable impression than the ones who did flashy, sexy moves. She walked confidently to her designated spot on the temporary wooden dance floor, assumed the opening pose and launched into her routine as the first notes sounded. Remembering to smile as if her audience was composed of her best friends, she had no clear memory of the two minutes when she finished with a graceful final pose. As she walked from the space, she believed she’d done well.

“Wow, you’re something else,” Micki grabbed her by the elbow. Micki had been one of the candidates demonstrating spins and beautiful extensions, combined with sexy shimmies, “Where the seven hells did you train?”

“Private tutors when I was a kid,” Tassia said vaguely, “Did I look all right, compared to the others?”

Micki laughed, “Miss High and Mighty Director never took her eyes off you. I’d say you’re clear to the semifinals at least.”

STAR CRUISE: MYSTERY DANCER blurb:  Tassia Megg is a woman on the run after the death of her elderly guardian. Her search to get off the planet in a hurry comes when chance directs her to an open dance audition for the luxury cruise liner Nebula Zephyr’s resident troupe. If there is one thing Tassia can do, it is dance!

Security Officer Liam Austin is suspicious of the newest performer to join the Comettes. She shows all the signs of being a woman on the run and seems to fit the Sectors-wide broadcast description of a missing thief, accused of stealing priceless artifacts. As he gets to know Tassia during the cruise, he starts to wonder if she’s something more – a long vanished princess in hiding from deadly political enemies of her family perhaps? And what’s the story with the three-eyed feline companion other crew members swear Tassia brought aboard the ship? Does the animal even exist?

As the ship approaches its next port of call, all the issues come to a boil and Liam must decide if he’ll step in to help Tassia or betray her. Life is about to get very interesting aboard the Nebula Zephyr as Liam tries to uncover the truth. Could F’rrh, the peculiar alien cat he has been hearing about, be the key to the mystery and Tassia’s fate?

Embrace_the_passion_Pets_in_space3_pauline_Baird_jonesAnthology Blurb:

Pets in Space™ is back! Join us as we unveil eleven original, never-before-published action-filled romances that will heat your blood and warm your heart! New York Times, USA Today and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Tiffany Roberts, Alexis Glynn Latner, E D Walker, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hatch combine their love for Science Fiction Romance and pets to bring readers sexy, action-packed romances while helping our favorite charity. Proud supporters of Hero-Dogs.org, Pets in Space™ authors have donated over $4,400 in the past two years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans. Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space™ 3 today!

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timturAnd about my new release:

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 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. The luckiest Badari find their mates among the humans.

Far from her home in the human Sectors after the mass kidnapping, teacher Lily Garrison is making a niche for herself in the valley by running a school for the Badari young. Although she yearns for Timtur, the pack’s healer, another Badari male has his eye on her and won’t take no for an answer.

Timtur feels the weight and responsibility of being the pack’s only healer, constantly on call as the soldiers fight ferocious battles against the alien scientists and their troops. With scarcely a moment to himself, he’s drawn to the gentle Lily but worries he won’t be able to juggle his duties, his loyalty to the pack and a relationship with a human woman.

When Lily’s stalker takes direct action to kidnap her and steal her from the safety of the valley, she’s forced to reach deep inside to find the strength to battle for her life. Timtur realizes too late how foolish he’s been to resist the bond with his fated mate and leads the rescue effort.

Before this situation can be resolved both will have to put their lives on the line and decide what really matters in a dangerous world ruled by the enemy.

Although this is the fifth book released in the Badari Warriors scifi romance series, the story of Timtur and Lily is a standalone and actually comes immediately after book two’s events.

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Will He Find Her In Time? Excerpt from TIMTUR Badari Warriors

This week I was thrilled to release the next book in my Badari Warriors series! Sharing an excerpt today, right after the blurb belowtimtur:

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 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. The luckiest Badari find their mates among the humans.

Far from her home in the human Sectors after the mass kidnapping, teacher Lily Garrison is making a niche for herself in the valley by running a school for the Badari young. Although she yearns for Timtur, the pack’s healer, another Badari male has his eye on her and won’t take no for an answer.

Timtur feels the weight and responsibility of being the pack’s only healer, constantly on call as the soldiers fight ferocious battles against the alien scientists and their troops. With scarcely a moment to himself, he’s drawn to the gentle Lily but worries he won’t be able to juggle his duties, his loyalty to the pack and a relationship with a human woman.

When Lily’s stalker takes direct action to kidnap her and steal her from the safety of the valley, she’s forced to reach deep inside to find the strength to battle for her life. Timtur realizes too late how foolish he’s been to resist the bond with his fated mate and leads the rescue effort.

Before this situation can be resolved both will have to put their lives on the line and decide what really matters in a dangerous world ruled by the enemy.

Although this is the fifth book released in the Badari Warriors scifi romance series, the story of Timtur and Lily is a standalone and actually comes immediately after book two’s events.

Can he find her in time_ canvaThe excerpt (slightly edited from published version):

Timtur leaped to his feet and was running from the office as fast as he could go, heading for Lily’s office in the grove where the school activities were centered. His mind was full of dark foreboding, and he prayed to the goddess he’d find her alone in her office. He was relieved to see the office door closed but, when he knocked and flung the portal open in the same impatient gesture, his heart sank.

The empty office showed ominous signs of a struggle, with a broken chair and bookshelves shoved askew. Head up, he took a deep breath and sifted the scents, his adrenaline spiking. Lily, terrified. Vattan and three other Badari males, high on adrenaline, at least one of the males sexually aroused.

No, no, no. Pivoting on his heel, he followed the scents, hoping he could catch the kidnappers, ready to do whatever it would take to free Lily. Vattan took Lily. I’m on the trail, he broadcast to Aydarr and Mateer while running full out into the forest, sick with dread. As he zigged and zagged through the trees, he heard the Alpha repeating his message and location to the rest of the pack, calling a full alert of all the Badari in the valley.

When you find them, do not engage, the Alpha said to him. You can’t take on Vattan and three soldiers alone. We’re close behind you.

Timtur didn’t bother answering. If Lily was in imminent danger, he’d make no promises about waiting for reinforcements. One Generation 8 soldier against a younger Generation 9 alpha-born and his three soldiers wasn’t good odds, but her safety was his paramount concern. It looks as if they head for the cliffs, he reported to the others.

Could they have left the valley? Taken Lily and climbed to the ridge? Mateer’s question came through.

I pray to the goddess you’re wrong but my fear over their escape route is growing. Timtur remembered how utterly terrified Lily was of heights. What would Vattan have to do to her to carry her up the sheer face of the cliffs?

Two other Badari, Darik and Camron, caught up to Timtur, flanking him as he continued to make the best time he could through the dense foliage.

Sending Gabe aloft now to run aerial reconnaissance. Aydarr’s tone in Timtur’s head was taut with anger the likes of which he’d never heard. Vattan wasn’t going to survive this outrage, and Timtur prayed he got the first chance at executing the scum. On that thought, he broke through the last bit of scrub brush and skidded to a halt at the base of the cliffs enclosing the lake and the valley.

“The renegades climbed out,” Darik said, standing beside him, head thrown back, scanning the rock face. “You can see the signs.” He pointed to barely visible claw marks on the rocks.

“I hate to think how Vattan got Lily up the ascent,” Timtur said, breathing hard and terrified for her. “She’s deathly afraid of heights.” Assessing the daunting terrain, he paced along the base of the cliff. “I’m going up here.” Using his talons, he scaled the cliff without too much trouble, Darik and Camron close behind. At the top, he caught the scent again and set out at an easy run to the north. Where the hell are these bastards going?

I wonder how much of a head start Vattan has?  Darik said to him over the mental channel. Who reported seeing him in the valley, and how long ago was the sighting?

Too long. Aydarr’s comment in Timtur’s head was bleak. It was a human who saw them and didn’t understand the significance. Thank the goddess he mentioned the encounter in passing to a Badari later but we lost several critical hours. I’m sure Vattan didn’t linger after grabbing Lily.

So we’re already far behind. Timtur ran faster in response to the news, desperate to catch up with Vattan’s group, but shortly he forced himself to throttle back to the steady pace he knew he could maintain for hours. A sprint right now would only leave himself exhausted and of no help to Lily. He sent the goddess a silent prayer to watch over her until he could come to her rescue with all the fury he was bottling up inside. The urge to rend Vattan to tiny pieces with his fangs and claws for this outrage was a constant fire burning in his mind, adding strength to his resolve.

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Can he rescue her in time? Will he ever forgive himself for not claiming his mate when he had the chance?

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Badari Warriors Novels Timeline:

AYDARR

MATEER

TIMTUR – New Release, under the In The Stars Romance banner

JADRIAN

DARIK

GABE – coming in mid November!!!