No April Fool’s jokes here, just lots of new books and my very BEST wishes for your continued health and safety. Sending good thoughts to you and your loved ones!
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).
CHARMED BY THE ALIEN PIRATE (MATES OF THE KILGARI BOOK 3) by Celia Kyle and Athena Storm
Out in the fringes of known space, there’s one hope. He’s got golden skin, horns, and eyes that say he wants only me. I’m a greaser girl from Novaria. I know my way around an engine room. And I never got close to anyone. Much less a serious relationship. As for Swipt? The handsome alien pirate that rescued me says I’m his mate. Fated. Destined to be together. Kind of a big commitment. But he’s… different. Swipt is strong. He hallenges me. Excites me. Pisses me off. But maybe I need that kind of fire. Maybe it’s what I’ve been missing. Whoever kidnapped me isn’t giving up. But with Swipt, I’m going to turn the tables. We’re going to go after them. Find out the answers to this mystery. Or we’ll die trying. At least we’ll do it together.
ZIVA’S PRINCE (RED PLANET JUNGLE BOOK 2) by Miranda Martin
I was a Princess of the Stars. I had everything, or so it seemed. On the Generation Ship I was a socialite. My life was lived in the public eye. It was great, on the outside. Everyone wanted me or wanted to be me. Then we crashed. Here we humans have a dragon-alien protector. The way he looks at my former ship-mate Riley is the one thing I never had. A man who saw me. Not the glitz, the glamorous world, the money. Me. Now I’ve been kidnapped by a member of the evil Order. The group that want human females to breed. But… the way he looks at me. Could it be my kidnapper actually sees me? Or will he take me to the Order where I’ll face a fate worse than death?
GIVEN TO THE ALIEN (MATES OF THE BREHKI EXILED) by Sabrina Kade
By putting a collar on me, he’s put a target on his back. Abducted from Earth by alien sex slavers, I’m told what to do, who to be with, and how long I’ll be used. Until one day without warning, a blue horned alien saves me, saying I’m his mate. Torryn vows to kill anyone who tries to take me away, but I was never meant to be his in the first place. Luck may have brought me to him, but when my real owner returns my luck may have run out.
PLAYED (STAR BREED BOOK 8) by Elin Wyn
When it comes to his mate, there are no rules. Get the target and go. For by-the-book Aedan that’s how its always been. How it’ll always be. But then he finds her. Clever, adaptable Myria. Her scent drives him, tempts him to forget the mission. And there’s no rule book for this. One hundred years of strife between feuding warlords has dragged the Fringe planet Kerrind back to feudal times. Which would be someone else’s problem, if one of those warlords hadn’t managed to kidnap the new Emperor’s favorite great-aunt. And since no one wants to disrupt the fragile peace, she’ll need to be retrieved stealthily. Get in, retrieve the old lady without starting a war, and go. No where in those parameters is there room for a snarky guide. Certainly not for having to pretend to be her lover. No room for the way her voice ties him into knots. How her touch sets him on fire. When its time to stop pretending, can he let her go?
THE ALIEN’S ESCAPE (DRIXONIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Ella Maven
Valerie: I thought waking up on a space ship was traumatic. That’s got nothing on returning to consciousness while shackled in a cell. The kicker? I’m supposed to be a breeder for the alien in the cell next to me. My mother always told me I had birthing hips, but I don’t think she meant they were for pushing out blue extra-terrestrials. I want to hate my cell-mate, but he’s a prisoner too, and so far he’s taken a few beatings to protect me…
Sax: The food sucks but the view has gotten a hell of a lot better since the human female showed up. I know exactly what our captors want—for us to mate so they can take our baby. Over my dead body. I willing to suffer their abuse if they leave the pretty female alone, but when they hurt her, all bets are off. Now I’m not only finding a way to escape with her, I’m also taking out every last captor before I leave. And then? I’ll fill her with as many babies as she wants.
BETWEEN BURNING WORLDS (SYSTEM DIVINE BOOK 2) by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
VS Note: Not romance but an SFF release of note.
Laterre is on the brink of war. The Third Estate are rioting against the injustices of a corrupt system. The Patriarche, reeling from the murder of his only heir, makes brutal attempts to quash the unrest, while a new militant faction launches a series of deadly attacks. And three outlaws find themselves pulled into the fray…
Marcellus is now a traitor to his planet, willing to do anything to stop his grandfather from seizing control of Laterre, even if it means joining the Vangarde, a rebel group back from the dead.
Chatine is a prisoner on Bastille. Desperate to survive the harsh conditions of the moon, she becomes embroiled in the Vangarde’s dangerous attempt to free their infamous leader.
Alouette is a fugitive who has been lied to her entire life. Searching for the truth about her mysterious past, she soon finds herself hunted by the Regime for reasons she’s only beginning to understand.
But when Laterre is threatened by the emergence of a deadly new weapon, these three renegades must risk everything, traveling to the far reaches of the System Divine and into the white hot center of a planet ready to ignite.
GALACTIC FLAME (ALIEN HUNGER BOOK 3) by Mel Teshco
Eden isn’t meant to be the alien prince’s life mate; it’s her sister who’s been promised to him. But when Genesis comes to Earth and mistakenly believes Eden is his mate, she knows it’s the perfect opportunity to play the role her sister never wanted. If only guilt didn’t twist her insides and blind her to the life she’s always wanted.
Genesis doesn’t believe in fairytales…until the moment he lays eyes on his intended. He instantly knows he’ll never let her go, even if he has to spend the rest of his life convincing her they’re perfect together. Then he learns the truth about her deception.
COSMIC HONOR: IN THE STARS ROMANCE (THE LIAN WAR BOOK 1) by Jade Waltz
When Jaiya takes her twin’s brother’s place on a diplomatic mission to end a war that’s been raging since her childhood, she discovers how it all really began. If she cannot convince her people and the enemy to put aside their differences and choose peace instead of war, she risks returning as a traitor to her race instead of as a hero. Disguised as a young male diplomat, Jaiya meets Prince Idris. Determined to save his people at any cost, something about Jaiya calls to him—and he does not know why. When he discovers the truth, will he be able to get past her betrayal to work toward peace? Or will it only add fuel to the fires of war?
A reimagining of the classic Mulan tale in the distant future, where both love and war challenge even the strongest of hearts.
OVER SHARED (NULL EQUATION BOOK 3) by Allyson Lindt
VS Note: A re-release
A hacker whose mind can’t be read is the hottest commodity on the market… and as good as dead.Max and Taylor face their greatest danger—exposure. Someone knows who they are, and is threatening to expose their secret. If they can’t stop their unknown assailant and hide their tracks, staying alive may be the least of their concerns. Staying sane may be impossible.
FALLING: BOOK 3 AFTER THE THAW by Heidi Catherine and Tamar Sloan
Only the chosen shall breed. Nova, Kian, Dex, and Wren. Four divided hearts. Four teens no longer sure what they’re fighting for. Their society was meant to mold human evolution. Their future, and that of Earth, was to be decided by the kindest and smartest. Askala was supposed to be a beacon of hope in a flooded, desecrated world. Except the line between the Bound and Unbound is blurring. The Outlands is no longer some distant, faceless world. And the Remnants have a leader who knows more about them than any Remnant before. In a world devastated by global warming, the fight for survival has always been deadly. Now, the battle for Askala is about to define the very future of humanity. But…does the greatest threat lie within?
PROVIDENCE by Max Barry
VS Note: Not romance. Scifi. Sounded interesting, on my To Be Read list.
The video changed everything. Before that, we could believe that we were safe. Special. Chosen. We thought the universe was a twinkling ocean of opportunity, waiting to be explored. Afterward, we knew better.
Seven years after first contact, Providence Five launches. It is an enormous and deadly warship, built to protect humanity from its greatest ever threat. On board is a crew of just four–tasked with monitoring the ship and reporting the war’s progress to a mesmerized global audience by way of social media. But while pursuing the enemy across space, Gilly, Talia, Anders, and Jackson confront the unthinkable: their communications are cut, their ship decreasingly trustworthy and effective. To survive, they must win a fight that is suddenly and terrifyingly real.
THE LAST WARRIOR (THE LOST COLONY SERIES BOOK 1) by Susan Grant
VS Note: A re-release.
As a decorated warrior, General Tal knows only one kind of honor—to his people. But when his king turns on him, he discovers that his sacrifices, his successes, may not have been for the good of the country at all. His only safe haven is with the rebels who despise him—at the hearthside of their standoffish, flame-haired leader.
Elsabeth serves the royal family, though her loyalties are with the staunchly pacifist Kurel who practice the forbidden arts of science and medicine. To avert a massacre, she’s forced to shelter General Tal, an illiterate barbarian, inside the ghetto—inside her home.
Then an age-old enemy returns, intent on destroying their world. The fierce warrior and the sensitive scholar must unite to save their planet, their people, and their love.
GLADIATOR’S CAPTIVE: A ROUGH SCIFI ROMANCE by Mary Auclair
First he took me captive. Then he took me as his mate. Since I saw him fight in the arena, I have dreamed of him at night. Dreams I blush just to think about. But never did I imagine him carrying me off as his prisoner…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
DRAEKON PIRATE (REBEL FORCE BOOK 3) by Lili Zander and Lee Savino
I thought human women were fragile and helpless. Then I met Diana. A pirate. Who knifed me the first time we met. Who makes it clear that she doesn’t need to be rescued. My mate. When we’re not fighting each other, we flirt. I call her spitfire. She promises to burn me. Diana’s warm. Passionate. Daring. I would happily lose myself in her fire. But she’s involved herself in a dangerous undertaking. She’s feeding covert intelligence to the Rebellion. And she’s drawn the attention of my mass-murdering psychopath brother. To protect her, I need to pretend that Diana doesn’t matter to me. I need to walk away. But I’m Draekon. And Diana is my mate. Leaving is never an option.
THE PET PROJECT: UNNATURAL SE;ECTION by Amanda Milo
The aliens who have been raising us humans for hundreds of generations love to focus on developing and accentuating all the traits that Homo sapiens can express. And the man I’ve been locked in a cage with is an example of selective tampering at its most extreme. He’s what we humans refer to as an ‘Ornamental.’ Keeper wants to pair us because he wants to replicate the looks of this male. There’s just one problem.
This man is angry and mean. And he’s dead set against passing on his genes. But being denied isn’t going to make Keeper very happy.
RESCUED BY HER ALIEN PROTECTOR (WARRIORS OF THE LATHAR BOOK 11) by Mina Carter
Prepared to put her life on the line, she didn’t expect to lose her heart. Vice President Madison Cole is used to having a target on her back. Being captured by aliens? An acceptable risk to get what she needs. What she didn’t count on was falling for the ‘enemy’, a handsome alien warrior with a hero’s heart. Before they can have their happily ever after though, she must return home one last time…He’s been loyal to the empire all his life. Will he betray everything he knows to save the woman he loves?
Danaar K’Vass is on the brink of gaining everything he’s ever wanted. A position as War Commander in the Latharian Empire and a mate, the beautiful human female, Madison Cole.
But enemies conspiring in the shadows mean Madison is taken from him, and thrown in a brutal human prison, he faces an impossible choice…. Break his vows to the empire and risk an intergalactic war… or lose his mate forever.
ALIEN WARRIOR’S BOUNTY (GALACTIC HUNTER’S GUILD BOOK 1) by Lizzy Bequin
Abducted by a cold-blooded bounty hunter…Literally cold blooded. Rogar is seven feet of muscle and power wrapped in smooth, reptilian scales. His client is an alien crime boss who wants me as his bride. As far as Rogar is concerned, I’m nothing but a paycheck. But when we find ourselves marooned on an mysterious planet, my alien captor becomes my protector. Our days are filled with danger as we struggle to survive in this savage world.
Our nights, on the other hand…I should hate him. So why do I find him so irresistible?
How can his cool scales heat my blood this way? Why does my love-starved skin scream for his alien touch? And what’s he hiding beneath that helmet that he refuses to take off?
STEALING SHILOH (THE FORSAKEN BOOK 2) by K A Knight and Loxley Savage
I am one of the Forsaken. Growing up in the Harvest House I always knew what my destiny would be – a life dedicated to an alien Klan purley for mating purposes. Never did I imagine that I would actually like the Klan who won me never mind start to care for them…and crave them. My new life on Oxious was better than I had ever hoped for, until I was taken. My captors are cruel and malicious. They despise my Klan mates for a past I know nothing about. Guided by their blind rage, they take their hatred out on me. Will I ever see my mates again or will I forever remain a captive in this unforgiving prison? My name is Shiloh, and I have been stolen.
FIRE IN HIS CHAOS (FIREBLOOD DRAGON BLOOK 8) by Ruby Dixon
In dangerous Fort Dallas, Rachel is untouchable. All she has to do is hand over her panties every day. Sure, it’s weird, but it keeps her safe, right? And if there’s a reason behind it, she doesn’t care. Until she finds out that she’s dragon bait. That changes things. To stay in the fort’s sheltering walls, Rachel needs to ‘befriend’ a dragon and establish a mental connection with him. Drakoni male Jurik may be protective of her, and caring…but he’s still a dragon, and just as lost to the madness as any of them. He can’t be trusted. No dragon can. Rachel wears the scars from the last time she tangled with one, so seducing one seems absurd. Or…is it? Because Jurik doesn’t see her scars…all he sees is her. Is he her worst nightmare? Or everything she needed?
DAX: THE CYBORG CHRONICLES BOOK 4 by Kelsey Nicole Price
When the Global Allegiance terminated all Cyborgs, rumors were rampant that they still existed, either hidden away with wealthy collectors or—even more scandalous—part of the Cyborg Rebellion. POE – Cyborg is a dirty word. The world wants to forget them. Not me. I have been dying to meet one since I learned of their existence. Okay, I have been dying to meet a certain one. Dax. The Science Model. The most brilliant cyborg ever created. So what’s a girl to do? Sneak into the cyborg rebellion headquarters that’s what.
So that’s what I did. And in my defense I didn’t plan on stealing Dax. But now that I have him how can I ever let him go?
Dax – I am the original cyborg. The only Science Model in existence. My processors are brilliant. A true work of art. Still not one female wants me. Time after time I get passed over. Then a female sneaks into the woods and with one look I know Poe is mine. In that moment I have to make a choice. The cyborg rebellion or her. And I choose her. Now all I have to do is get her to choose me in return. How hard can it be?
EXOTICA by Stephanie Burke
The aliens cannot be trusted. I was on vacation when they took me. They bathed me, dressed me, and made me a thing. They took everything away from me and then changed my name. Exotica. They trained me to be desired. They trained me to be perfection. They trained me to earn my name. I learned well. Soon, I will run this harem.
ONYX DRAGONS: ALEXANDRITE (7 VIRGIN BRIDES FOR 7 BILLIONAIRE WEREDRAGONS) by Starla Night
Billionaire dragon shifter, Alex, is too enchanting to be true. His eyes are as deep as the ocean. His heart as cold as ice. Alex found me when my life was in shambles. Jobless. Homeless. An absent family. He never promised me anything when he took me away
Not until now. Alex is on a deadly mission. A mission that will save the planet. Ruthless aristocrat dragons are about to invade Earth. They will destroy everything that gets in their way. Unless… Alex destroys them first. Exposes them. But he wants to ensure my safety. To keep me on a safe spaceship. Alex only knows me as the smart-talking barista.
A fragile woman with a loving heart. What he doesn’t see is the fire within me. The kind of fire that would melt his ice-cold heart. It’s time I show him what I’m made of. What he can do with me by his side. Together, we can save the world and create our own new beginning. A beginning that feels just as enchanting as he does.
WARRIORS OF PHAETON: PAINE AND ROWE by Leora Gonzales
Signing up for the Phaeton Bridal Pact has been the worst decision of Indigo’s life. Never ending nightmares of what her selfishness almost cost her, replay in her mind on an endless loop. She’s certain the only thing that will set her free is going home, to Earth.
Skrammon berserkers, Paine and Rowe had no idea what they were missing. Indulging in pleasure… but never getting attached. Their lives had one purpose. Serve the Phaeton race without question. Until they wanted a wife to call their own. When they finally are gifted with one, nothing can keep them away. Not even the fact that she’s under the protection of a neighboring alien race. Minor detail. Paine and Rowe are nothing like Indigo expected, but everything she needs. She thought returning to Earth was her only choice, but she was wrong. Indigo had two options… and she wanted them. Both.
DRAEKON MATE: EXILED TO THE PRISON PLANET (DRAGONS IN EXILE BOOK 1) by Lili Zander and Lee Savino
Crashed spaceship. Prison planet. Snarling, lethal predators. Two big, hulking, bronzed aliens who turn into dragons. The best part? The dragons insist I’m their mate. The Zorahn wanted women for some kind of super-secret science experiment, and I volunteered. Dumb move, right? But they promised we’d be safe, and they offered a lot of money. Money I needed desperately. Of course, everything went wrong. Our spaceship has crashed on a prison planet, one where the Zorahn exile their most dangerous criminals. My friends are injured. I’m all alone on a jungle planet where everything is designed to kill me. Then I run into the Draekons. When they see me, they change into dragons and burn the predators threatening me to a crisp. They feed me and care for me, and they keep me safe. But there’s a catch. The Draekons insist that I’m their mate. And the only way they can shift into dragons again to save my friends? Both of them need to mate with me. At the same time. This isn’t the space vacation I thought it would be.
FREAK: A DARK ROMANCE by Loki Renard
I need a hero. Will it be him? My name is Electra. I was designed for two things: to please men, and to kill them. Now they say I’ve gone too far. I have to be caged and kept like an animal. Only Doctor Ares thinks I can be saved. He’s a natural alpha with no fear, and within minutes of meeting me, he’s starting to bring down the walls I’ve put up around myself… (more blurb on ebook seller page…)
BADGER TO THE BONE (HONEY BADGER CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Shelly Laurenston
She’s the woman he’s been hired to kidnap. But ZeZé Vargas has other ideas . . . like getting them both out of this nightmare alive. Just one problem. She’s crazy. Certifiably. Because while he’s plotting their escape, the petite Asian beauty is plotting something much more deadly . . .Max “Kill It Again” MacKilligan has no idea what one of her own is doing with all these criminal humans until she realizes that Zé has no idea who or what he is. Or exactly how much power he truly has.
But Max is more than happy to bring this handsome jaguar shifter into her world and show him everything he’s been missing out on. A move that might be the dumbest thing she’s ever done once she realizes how far her enemies will go to wipe her out. Too bad for them Zé is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her alive . . . and honey badgers are just so damn hard to kill!
TANGLED TRUTHS (DEATH BEFORE DRAGONS BOOK 3) by Lindsay Buroker
My new mission involves both. Weird things are happening in Northern Idaho, and my boss is sending me to investigate. Unfortunately, my daughter and ex-husband are vacationing in the town that’s at the center of the trouble. Coincidence? Or is someone targeting them to get at me? I’m a wanted woman right now. Not only by the criminal werewolves, orcs, and trolls that I’m often hired to kill. But by the Dragon Justice Court.
An organization full of arrogant, powerful dragons is exactly as horrible as it sounds. They’re the last beings you’d want after your family. If I can’t get to the bottom of the mystery and convince the dragons I’m not their enemy, I stand to lose far more than my own life.
GANNON: MCCRAY BRUIN BEAR SHIFTER ROMANCE by Kathi S Barton
Melody Austin was afraid of nearly everything, but like it or not, she was a survivor. When she was seventeen, she had survived a harrowing attack that left her mentally and physically scarred. Now, ten years later, her brother, Daniel, repeatedly asked her to talk about the disturbing events, to tell him what happened so that he could understand, but she remained silent. She knew he meant well, but telling him a bear was behind the attack at the school would get her locked up in a mental institution. No one would believe that story, and she couldn’t blame them.
Daniel had taken a job working for the McCrays. He made Mel promise that she’d join him in just a few days, but instead, Daniel received a call that his house was on fire, and Mel had been burned in the process. Daniel took Gannon with him to check on his sister.Daniel had told Gannon that Mel was a bit skittish before they arrived on the scene. But the moment Gannon caught her scent; he knew she was his mate. He meant to reassure her by telling her that she was his mate and that everything would be all right, but the instant she heard that he was a bear shifter, she went wild, running back into the fire to get away from him. When Gannon discovered that a bear was the cause of all her fears, he didn’t know how he could get past this. He couldn’t change what he was…. Was this doomed from the start?
HUNTRESS: A RAGORU BEGINNINGS ROMANCE by S J Sanders
Heidi was raised to be a huntress ever since the Order took her off the streets and trained her in the deadly arts. Foremost among her peers, she was chosen by the Master to be his assassin. She never imagined that she would fall until the day she went against his will and saved his stepdaughter by helping her to escape from his formidable mansion. It made her a target and she became the hunted. They nearly killed her.
Nearly wasn’t good enough.
Seven years of healing, training and hunting the Master, victory is finally in her grasp. She would kill the Master and satisfy her vengeance. When her plans are foiled by a triad of Ragoru after the same prey, she finds herself thrust into a strange alliance of huntress and predator as they seek the male that has wronged them both.
The Ragoru are after him for their own reasons, to satisfy an oath made, it is the only reason that they agree to an alliance with the huntress when seven revolutions of plotting and stalking is foiled. With the Master on the run, they need someone who is intimately familiar with him and can help them in their quest to destroy him.
When their joined path brings them across the continent to Dunvar Citadel they have to confront the terrible truths about the city celebrating its annual spring Fool’s Ball. It is far worse than any of them fear and they have no one to depend on but each other and the bond growing between them.
RECKONING (THE ELEMENTAL PALADINS BOOK 7) by Montana Ash
A reckoning is coming – but not the one Axel was counting on. Society is still in shambles and although Axel was prepared to help stitch it back together, he was not prepared to do it alongside the woman who tore his heart out fifteen years ago. Celeste had been his entire world, that is, until she told him it had all been a lie; she’d never loved him. Although he wants answers, he wants to retain his hard-won peace more, and Axel firmly refuses to work with Celeste. Too bad a certain Goddess doesn’t agree, and before long, Axel realises he doesn’t know the true meaning of the word reckoning.
Celeste had once loved the handsome, irreverent fire paladin with all her heart. But leaving Axel had been necessary; a matter of life and death. After being faced with the true, dark nature of their society, Celeste had no time for tears and she was forced to put on her big girl panties and take care of business. Yes, she has lied and kept secrets, but she is now also capable and strong – things she will prove during the Warden Trials. If only Axel will allow her to show him too …Will Axel and Celeste get their second chance at happiness? Or will old betrayals and new secrets divide them forever?
MASTER WOLF (CAPITAL WOLVES BOOK 2) by Joanna Chambers
Edinburgh, 1820. Thirty years after leaving Scotland, Drew Nicol is forced to return when the skeleton of a monster is found. The skeleton is evidence of werewolves—evidence that Marguerite de Carcassonne, the leader of Drew’s pack, is determined to suppress.
Marguerite insists that Drew accompany her to Edinburgh. There they will try to acquire the skeleton while searching for wolf-hunters—wolf hunters who may be holding one of their pack prisoner. But Drew has reason to be wary about returning to Edinburgh—Lindsay Somerville now lives there.
Lindsay who taught Drew about desire and obsession. Lindsay who Drew has never been able to forgive for turning him. Lindsay who vowed to stay away from Drew twelve years ago… and who has since taken drastic steps to sever the bond between them. Marguerite’s plan will throw Drew and Lindsay together again—and into a deadly confrontation with Lindsay’s enemy, Duncan MacCormaic. They will be tested to their limits and forced to confront both their past mistakes and their true feelings.
But it may be too late for them to repair the damage of the past. The consequences of Lindsay’s choices are catching up with him, and he’s just about out of time.
FASHIONABLY FOOLED BOOK 13 THE HOT DAMN SERIES by Robyn Peterman
The love of my dastardly immortal life is eating everything that isn’t nailed down and tried to behead me over a chocolate croissant. While I take chocolate croissants very seriously, I do believe decapitation is somewhat harsh. My daughters, the Seven Deadly Sins, are driving me to drink. Getting them mated off and the hell out of Hell is at the top on my agenda. The one thing that is keeping me sane—sane being a relative word—is my upcoming special day. After living a millennium and never knowing the date I came to be, I have sussed out the information from my certifiably insane, pole-dancing mother. She’s swears on her empty head that my birthday is April 1st. Soon, April 1st will mean something. I’m no fool. I plan to make my birthday far more famous than my do-gooder nephew’s. That day in December will be forgotten when I get done making my womb eviction day the most important in the history of the Universe.
I shall simply go about business as usual. Punishments must be doled out and chaos must be encouraged. A vacation would be lovely, but there is no rest for the weary… or the evil. Luckily I know how to have an outstanding time doing outrageously bad things. Thank Hades, I’m a handsome bastard. Oh, and Happy Birthday to me.
NIGHT OF THE DRAGON (SHADOW OD THE FOX BOOK 3) by Julie Kagawa
To save everyone she loves from imminent death, kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko gave up the final piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. Now she and her ragtag band of companions must make one desperate final effort to stop the Master of Demons from using the scroll to call the Great Kami Dragon and make the wish that will plunge the empire into chaos.
Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi has regained control of his body and agreed to a true deal with the devil—the demon inside him, Hakaimono. They will share his body and work with Yumeko to stop a madman, and to separate Hakaimono from Tatsumi and the cursed sword that trapped the demon for nearly a millennium.
But even with their combined skills and powers, this unlikely team of heroes knows the forces of evil may be impossible to overcome. And there is another player in the battle for the scroll, a player who has been watching, waiting for the right moment to pull strings that no one even realized existed…until now.
LOST HEIR: SAVED BY THE PIRATES STANDALONE by G Bailey
Everleigh of Calais thought her heart belonged to the throne she was given, but the gods have other ideas. After the war of Calais, the last thing her people wanted was for their queen to be killed and sent to the deep sea of souls. But in the sea, Everly might find her home in the shape of a handsome, sarcastic, slightly insane god with stunning eyes, and a kind soul. In the year she has been missing, a new queen has risen in the sea and wants the crown that is not hers and back on land, her best friend is struggling to hold the seven islands together. The sea wants her heart, The Mermaid King believes her heart is his, And her protector will fight the very waves of the sea to bring Everly back. Two crowns. Two worlds. But only one queen.
SHADOWBORN ACADEMY YEAR TWO (DARK FAE ACADEMY SERIES BOOK 2) by G Bailey
In the Enchanted Forest, some secrets are better left in the past. Year two at Shadowborn Academy is looking like it will be the deadliest yet. With both the dark and light court claiming their princess, Corvina has to find a way to deal with royal fae, academy life, the tryouts, a very complicated love life, and new wings that she can’t control. Shadowborn Academy has never had a fae princess before…and by the end of the year they might wish they never did. Will Corvina and her friends find a way to survive?
BRING TO BEAR (PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY BOOK 24) by Milly Taiden
Winter Delgado loves planning a good party. She’s excited about her newest client, Gerri Wilder, but not so much for the hot alpha bear that’s most definitely her mate. The party will push her career to new heights. If only she could focus on her job and not on tall, dark, and sexy Finn. This whole mate business is making her rethink not wanting to get involved.
Finn Blackburn is on the outs with his clan. He owns his own security company in the city and life has been pretty quiet until now. After one fateful afternoon, he’s found his long-lost twin brother, his parents, and more importantly, his mate. He’s not getting a chance to catch his breath or check out Winter’s curves before everyone is depending on him to save his clan, but no pressure.
Finn’s oppressed clan is only the beginning of his problems. The clan elders are set on pushing his family out of the way and having their own corrupt people in charge. Between fighting for his clan, putting his family together, and making sure Winter is safe, it’s a hell of a time to fall in love. As the drama unfolds, Finn and Winter team up to face evil head on and risk one, or both of them, being killed.
SEDUCED IN SALEM (CASTERS AND CLAWS BOOK 2) by Milly Taiden
Witch Cerise Bishop doesn’t have time – or patience – for love. But when she’s saved by a hot alpha wolf, things change. When Axel barges into her home to warn her that she’s on a group witch hunters kill list, she doesn’t believe him. Forget how sexy he looks or how much she’d like to see him naked, she doesn’t need a savior.
Alpha wolf Axel Barrick wanted to crawl home to bed after a series of night shifts, not take a witch to a safehouse. But his sense of justice rules him and he goes to fetch Cerise. He’s intent on saving her by bringing her to the pack lands. Too bad she’s the most hardheaded, beautiful and frustrating woman he’s ever met who happens to be his mate.
On Axel’s beautiful pack lands, Cerise has to face her past and learn to communicate with Axel. That doesn’t mean fall into bed after every argument. Sex is easy. Love, now that’s another story. But when Cerise is taken, all bets are off. Will Cerise’s determination to save herself actually get her killed?
BOUND BY TORMENT (THE ALLIANCE SERIES BOOK 5) by Brenda K Davies
It was supposed to be a routine mission; get in, fix the cameras that went down at the abandoned tunnels, and go home. Unfortunately, nothing is ever simple and now she finds herself fleeing the Savages hunting her. When Declan learns Lucien and four other members of the Alliance are missing, he’s determined to bring them home…even if it means relinquishing the control he’s spent centuries learning to maintain. After finally locating Willow, he realizes finding her was the easy part. Getting out alive is the real challenge, especially once they learn the Savages have discovered a new, deadly weapon. With their feelings for each other growing, Declan must come to terms with a past that has haunted him for centuries.
DEMENTOR (ROLLING THUNDER MC BIRMINGHAM BOOK 1) by Candace Blevins
Dementor’s a grizzly bear shifter. In human form, he’s a huge mountain of a man who works as a bouncer for the MC’s strip club. The decimated Birmingham RTMC is struggling after most of their members died during the battle between good and evil, but the small group of brothers who survived form a tight group.
Ember is a swan shifter who was owned by the Owl King for years — a princess given in tribute, but she grew to love him despite the fact it wasn’t a healthy relationship. When he was killed in the battle, she found herself alone and adrift.
Worlds collide when a grizzly bear and a swan from opposite worlds find common ground. This is about more than princess and biker, it’s about a monogamous creature in a relationship with one who isn’t, it’s about a protective personality versus a woman who hasn’t been free to be herself for years. Is she even capable of having a normal relationship? Because now, anything short of total freedom feels a bit like having her wings clipped all over again. But she’s going to transition to a dragon soon, and clipping a swan’s wings is one thing, while clipping a dragon’s wings is an entirely different matter.
THE DRAGON OF SEDONA (THE TREASURE OF PARAGON BOOK 4) by Genvieve Jack
Exiled dragon prince Alexander never recovered from the murder of his mate Maiara, an indigenous healer he met over three centuries ago. Every waking breath is a painful reminder of what he lost, his grief compounded by the constant presence of her immortal red-tailed hawk, bound to him since her death. When three of his siblings arrive with news that he may be in grave danger, he secretly welcomes the possibility of a violent end to his torment. But as the four reminisce about how they came to know Maiara in the New World, they begin to see her life and death from a new perspective.
For the first time, the source of Maiara’s power is revealed and inspires a new but precarious hope. There may be a way for Alexander to be with her again, but his second chance for a happily ever after is risky at best, and at worst, could cost him the only thing he has left.
THE POET KING: THE HARP AND RING SEQUENCE BOOK 3 by Ilana C Myer
After a surprising upheaval, the nation of Tamryllin has a new ruler: Elissan Diar, who proclaims himself the first Poet King. Not all in court is happy with this regime change, as Rianna secretly schemes against him while she investigates a mysterious weapon he hides in the bowels of the palace. Meanwhile, a civil war rages in a distant land, and former Court Poet Lin Amaristoth gathers allies old and new to return to Tamryllin in time to stop the coronation. For the Poet King’s ascension is connected with a darker, more sinister prophecy which threatens to unleash a battle out of legend unless Lin and her friends can stop it.
UNBROKEN IN TIME (THE AFTER CILMERI SERIES BOOK 18) by Sarah Woodbury
In 1282, David and his sister Anna crashed through time to save the life of their father, the last Prince of Wales. Thirteen years later, David is a grown man—husband, father, and High King of Britain. He is also the Duke of Aquitaine, a fact which King Philip of France appears to resent. So when Philip summons David to Paris to bend the knee for the right to remain Aquitaine’s duke, David is the first to suspect treachery. And when he learns Philip is taking advice from Guillaume de Nogaret, mastermind behind the annihilation of the Templars, the expulsion of the Jewish community from France, and the assassination of the pope, he’s sure of it. With not only Aquitaine on the line but all of Europe as well, David must call upon eight hundred years of history only he knows to ensure Avalon’s past doesn’t become Earth Two’s future.
TAINTED TALES ANTHOLOGY by Various
Some stories paint us sweet, told to children as they fall asleep.Mother Earth she weaves the world with a whirl of her magic, and her kind embrace shapes us all. Father Time keeps us all, ever constant, ever moving onwards, for time never stands still. Icy hands and a frozen touch, Jack Frost ushers in the cold snap, coating the earth with sparkly delights. If Jack brings cold, May Queen brings warmth, her delicate touch bringing forth the spring. Follow the rainbow and maybe you’ll find, a Leprechaun with his lucky pot of gold. The tooth fairy dances through the night, collecting teeth, and leaving shiny coins behind. The watchful eyes of Man in the Moon keeps all of the secrets of the night, shining down on us with his silvery light. The Sandman is here to soothe you to sleep, bringing all to slumber with a pinch of magic dust. Shhh, sleep now. Beware the Boogeyman lurking out of sight, waiting under your bed, to catch naughty children in the night. Be good little children, for Santa is watching, and he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice.
Tales of lore, fair music to our ears. Can you hear it? Did you know? Not every tale is sweet. The truth is darker, our stories more twisted, unlike the rhymes that children hear. All proceeds will be donated to Save the Children – This is a mixed M/F and M/M anthology that contains trigger warnings for its dark content. It is intended for a mature audience of 18+.
HER SEA MATES (SHIFTERS OF THE ELEMENTS BOOK 4) by Lark Sterling and Meg Ripley
The seas, with their beauty and dangers, were more home to me than the land could ever provide. I swam the channels each and every day, looking for the treasures that the ocean had stolen from the land born creatures. The sun and salt was my life, a beautiful place for me to pursue my future away from the pressures of the Shifter Castle. But, without warning, my mother, Queen Omera was called to the next life, and I was left with my birthright.
High Alpha, Leader of all Life, Protector of the Realms.
My sisters were waiting for me, having finished their search for their mates, and the culmination of their powers. While I had done almost everything with them growing up, this voyage was for me and me alone. I was faced with the reality that I would have to depart my sleepy little Caribbean Marine life with the humans, and go in search of my foretold future.
I thought perhaps it would be simple. Find the treasure, find the map. The map would lead me to where I needed to be. But there were dark forces beyond my understanding at play, and they didn’t want me anywhere near my fated mates, or my sisters for that matter. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
PRIMAL SIN by Ariana Nash
Severn knows love. He knows how it feels to fight for love, and have it torn from his reach. He knows that when the killing fields are strewn with the dead, and love is all gone, only one thing keeps his demon heart beating: Vengeance. His life is now a web of lies. His act, a perfect one. His enemy—the guardian angel Mikhail—sits beside him, turns to him for guidance, and even loves him. The time has come to make all the angels fall, beginning with the most powerful of them all. Severn thought he knew love. But he’s about to discover that love takes no prisoners, and as demons and angels clash over London’s battle-weary streets, love will claim the souls of two destined enemies.
A TOUCH OF MAGIC: TRUE MATES GENERATIONS BOOK 8 by Alicia Montgomery
Two years ago, an accident changed Sabrina’s Strohen’s life. Though she can’t remember much about what happened, ever since then, the face of a man has haunted her dreams and her paintings. But when that same man suddenly shows up in her apartment and tells her that she’s in danger and must come with him, she doesn’t know what to think. But, her heart and her instinct tell her he could be the key to remembering what happened that fateful day.
Time has run out for warlock and wolf shifter hybrid Cross Jonasson. He’d had two years to find a way to save his clan and his True Mate. But when the secret he’s been keeping is revealed, he realizes he may not even be able to save any of them from certain death. Now on the run, he comes back to keep Sabrina safe when his enemies threaten her. When her memories of him start returning, he knows that it may be impossible to keep the awful truth from her–that she is the reason the world will end, which is why he can never claim her as his True Mate. With the mages determined to take Sabrina and the power she’s been hiding, Cross must make a choice: will he forever keep the terrible secret from her or can he trust fate to save the world and each other.
THE COST FOR SURVIVING (ROYAL FACTIONS BOOK 2) by W J May
The wait is over, the dust has settled, and the captives have finally been claimed. Elise thought the deadly game was finished, but the more time she spends in the palace, the more she begins to fear the real game has only just begun. In the aftermath of the ceremony, each of the friends try to adjust to their new life. But some are having more trouble than others. Will’s perpetual defiance lands him in trouble with the queen herself, while Elise is playing a dangerous balancing act, trying to understand the affections of the prince. The man can be sweet, but also psychotic. At times, he seems to truly care—but with a snap of his fingers, she’d be sentenced to death.
Danger is brewing. In the royal court, nothing is as it seems. They are told repeatedly to content themselves with the life for which they’ve been chosen. But how can you live with monsters without becoming a monster yourself? Is it really a life, or just going through the motions? The more time they spend in the palace, the longer the days drag on, the more a single word keeps rising in each of their minds…escape.
MISFITS (PSYCHIC RETRIEVAL AGENCY BOOK 3) by TL Reeve and Michelle Ryan
Meet the Misfits: A group of highly trained agents working for the Psychic Retrieval Agency, better known as, PRA. Their job; track down a group of child traffickers. But, there’s a catch. The Paranormal Bounty Hunters aren’t just trafficking children and shifters due to their unique abilities, they’re also selling them to the black market.
Fallon, and her Misfits, must infiltrate the black market and destroy it from the inside, however, before they can implement their plan, one member of their team is kidnapped.
Can this team of misfits put aside their petty difference to save their team member and take down the syndicate organization of PBH or will the US Government dismantle the Psychic Retrieval Agency first?
THE GIRL WITH THE IRON WING (BROKEN VEIL BOOK 1) by Marie Andreas
Death is stalking the fey. Thousands of years ago, the fey races crossed the Veil into the human world to save themselves. Hundreds of years ago, the fey saved humanity from being wiped out by the Black Death. Now something is coming after the fey—from Earth and from beyond the Veil. As a detective with the LAPD, Aisling Danaan has seen it all, and as an elf from a powerful, guarded clan, she sees more than most. But no one has ever seen a fairy explode from iron poisoning.
The winged fey who died was one of various fey races that outnumber humans in a world where the Black Death nearly wiped out humanity. Over time, the species mingled, and magic and technology developed equal standing. But the strange and violent murder threatens to unbalance the peace that the fey High Council brought through the Veil.
Called out by name by the killer, Aisling must unravel a tangle of secrets reaching deeper and wider than any case she’s ever worked. And one of the most vexing mysteries is super spook Reece Larkin. With badges from too many questionable agencies, the sexy, troublesome spy seems to know more than he’s willing to share—and what he won’t tell could kill them. They’ll have to work together to hunt down the source of the poisoning before the entire fey population on Earth is destroyed by the Iron Death.
BLINDLY INDICTED: PARANORMAL PRISON by Katie May
I lived my life as a prisoner. I’ve always been told stories about the real world, but I haven’t seen it for myself. All I have ever known is pain. And darkness. They tell me I have been blind since birth. When I make my escape, I think freedom is finally within my grasp…Until I’m captured by the paranormal police for a murder I didn’t commit. Apparently, I have powers—powers I have always suspected myself of having. Normal people can’t see through other people’s eyes, right? Thrust into Nightmare Penitentiary, I meet a group of hard, alpha, psychotic inmates who believe I’m the answer to all their prayers. Me? I’m just trying to survive and figure out what it means to live. My new home isn’t just a prison, but a labyrinth with horrors around every corner. But what if the cost of my life is my freedom? Am I willing to trade one cage for another? Welcome to Nightmare Penitentiary where you come in handcuffs and leave in a body bag.
THE LURE OF THE DEVIL (THE DEMONS’ MUSE BOOK 4) by Auryn Hadley
Angels keep screwing everything up. For millennia, the battle between Heaven and Hell has raged unchecked. The souls of humans unknowingly fuel it. That means it’s up to us, the worst definition of evil, to save Earth. The problem is that I still can’t quite understand why that makes us bad. Are we sinners? Oh yeah. In the best ways possible. Are we cruel? Only to the ones who deserve it. Satan leads us, Lucifer drives the deals, and Beelzebub destroys anything he can get his hands on. Samyaza holds us together, and then there’s Ronwe. My sweet, gentle demon may be the most devious of us all.
And they are mine. It’s taken me a while to figure it out, but I finally understand my role in this. With God on my shoulder, the Devil’s voice whispering in the back of my mind, and a legion of demons in my bed – plus these damned angels enslaving humans for their very souls – it’s time to stop worrying about who makes the definitions. Let’s show them evil.Let them tremble in fear.Because the Devil can be the hero too.
X CLAN: THE EXPERIMENT (X-CLAN SERIES BOOK 2) by Lexi C Foss
Daciana – I’m an offering. A test. A pawn in an agreement I know little about. Fly to Andorra Sector. Allow them to experiment. Mate an X-Clan Wolf Alpha. Hope for the best. Those are my orders. My fate. My current existence. There’s nowhere to run, and the moon is a clock I can’t ignore. One of these Alphas will claim me, assuming our genetics are a match. And if not, well, that’s a fate worse than death. Tick tock. Make a choice. Your future depends on it.
Elias – The pretty little blonde wolf has seen too much pain for her young years. It makes me want to fix her. To adore her. To show her there can be good in this world. But our future is wrapped up in an experiment. Either she’s compatible or she’s not. The moon will determine our fate, or perhaps my inner wolf will decide it for us. Because with each passing moment, it becomes harder not to claim the female who I know in my heart is very much mine.
THORN (DAUNTLESS PATH BOOK 1) by Intisar Khanani
VS Note: A revised re-release…
Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life, but when her mother betroths her to a powerful prince in a distant kingdom, she has little hope for a better future. Until Alyrra arrives at her new kingdom, where a mysterious sorceress robs her of both her identity and her role as princess—and Alyrra seizes on the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl. But as Alyrra uncovers dangerous secrets about her new world, including a threat to the prince himself, she knows she can’t remain silent forever. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds, and ultimately must decide who she is and what she stands for.
WISTERIA WOVEN (WISTERIA WITCHES MYSTERIES BOOK 11) by Angela Pepper
Zara Riddle was looking forward to her first Halloween as a witch. Then the little girl ghost showed up. Zara puts costume shopping on hold, rolls up her sleeves, and does her usual witcher-i-doo. But nothing works as planned. Mistakes are made. Dinner parties are ruined. (More than usual.) Could this stubborn spirit be connected to a family member’s past? Perhaps the Big Tragic Secret nobody talks about? Zara won’t rest until she gets to the truth, even if means pushing the whole coven to the breaking point. And break they do. In Wisteria, when things start falling apart, there’s no telling what powerful forces will be unleashed. Especially on All Hallow’s Eve.
HALLELUJAH by Kim Fielding and F E Feeley Jr
VS Note: Horror isn’t my thing but I do enjoy Kim’s other books…so it’s maybe on my TBR list?
Can you hear it? Whispering in the dark. Secrets only the dark knows. Joseph Moore, choir director for the First Baptist Church of Lenora, Nebraska, has secrets of his own. Terrible, lonely secrets. One that involves natural human desire. One that calls forth powers he cannot begin to understand. Both with the potential to destroy him and those he loves. Now the world is changing. The darkness, the shadows, the ghosts, are closing in—and Joseph and his lover, Kevin, are being stalked by a merciless demon, hell-bent on possession. Can you hear it now? There in the dark. It’s whispering your name.
THE LAST UNFORGIVEN- FREED (DEMONS BOOK 5) by Marina Simcoe
“Your pain is mine now, just as mine is yours.” Pain of betrayal by the only man I’ve ever loved derails my life. As a professional marriage counsellor, I have the knowledge of the tools and techniques to help me cope, yet I find myself unable to use any of them effectively, plunging into a wide range of self-destructing behaviours, instead.
A lifelong enemy of my family, the dangerously irresistible Raim, promises to be the most devastatingly destructive of them all. Yet he appears to be the only one capable of saving me from my pain and from myself. Neither of us knows that there is so much more that connects us all, more than even the former Grand Master of the Incubi Council who lived for a millennium could be aware of. Now, everyone with demons’ blood in them will need to get together, before the apocalypse, masterminded by a man with nothing to lose, will end the Incubi’s millennium-long existence in our world.
DRAGONS AND MAGES by Various
Dragons are temperamental creatures. Some hunt humans with vengeance, others help humans as willing partners. What will these dragons do? With more than 2000 pages of captivating fiction, you’ll be enchanted by mages, soar to new heights on the backs of dragons, and fear whether each new beast is friend or foe.
SENSE AND SCENT ABILITY: A PARANORMAL WOMEN’S FICTION NOVEL (A NORA BLACK MIDLIFE PSYCHIC MYSTERY BOOK 1) by Renee George
My name is Nora Black, and I’m fifty-one-years young. At least that’s what I tell myself, when I’m not having hot flashes, my knees don’t hurt, and I can find my reading glasses.
I’m also the proud owner of a salon called Scents & Scentsability in the small resort town of Garden Cove, where I make a cozy living selling handmade bath and beauty products. All in all, my life is pretty good. Except for one little glitch… Since my recent hysterectomy, where I died on the operating table, I’ve been experiencing what some might call paranormal activity. No, I don’t see dead people, but quite suddenly I’m triggered by scents that, in their wake, leave behind these vividly intense memories. Sometimes they’re unfocused and hazy, but there’s no doubt, they are very, very real.
Know what else? They’re not my memories. It seems I’ve lost a uterus and gained a psychic gift.
When my best friend’s abusive boyfriend ends up dead after a fire, and she becomes the prime suspect, I end up a babysitter to her two teenagers while she’s locked up in the clink. Add to that the handsome detective determined to stand in my way, my super sniffer’s newly acquired abilities and a rash of memories connected to the real criminal, and I find myself in a race to catch a killer before my best friend is tried for murder.
DARK OVERLORD NEW HORIZON (CHILDREN OF THE GODS PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 38) by I T Lucas
Jacki has two talents that set her apart from the rest of the human race. She has unpredictable glimpses of other people’s futures, and she is immune to mind manipulation. Unfortunately, both talents are pretty useless for finding a job other than the one she had in the government’s paranormal division. It seemed like a sweet deal, until she found out that the director planned on producing super babies by compelling the recruits into pairing up. When an opportunity to escape the program presented itself, she took it, only to find out that humans are not at the top of the food chain. Immortals are real, and at the very top of the hierarchy is Kalugal, the most powerful, arrogant, and sexiest male she has ever met. With one look, he sets her blood on fire, but Jacki is not a fool. A man like him will never think of her as anything more than a tasty snack, while she will never settle for anything less than his heart.
MOTHERDUCKING MAGIC (BAD MAGIC BOUNTY HUNTER BOOK 2) by Michelle Fox
I’m the worst. Seriously. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you, “Sylvie Orion is the world’s worst witch.” But being a supernatural bounty hunter requires more smarts than magic. So put that on your wand and suck it, beyotches.
When my latest client—a kleptomaniac werewolf—disappears, I’m on the hunt to drag him to justice. It should be a simple track ‘em and cuff ‘em operation, something I’ve done a hundred times before.
Instead, I somehow acquire an unwanted vampire sidekick, wake up in a ditch, and piss off half of shifter nation. It’s not fun, but it’s all survivable right up until I’m accused of being in cahoots with my skip trace to steal witchdom’s most wanted magical relic. Everyone thinks I have it. And the bad guys are on me like a bad cameltoe hex. If they get this relic? Hell will look like paradise. Forget the werewolf, I’ve got to find that relic and clear my name, or die trying.
DARKLIGHT 6: DARK BIRTH by Bella Forrest
VS Note: No blurb available at the time this post was prepared.
DARK PRINCE (BLUEBLOOD VAMPIRES BOOK 1) by Michelle Hercules
There are only two ways a human can cross the gates of Bloodstone Institute: as a familiar to one of the Blueblood vampires who attend the elite school or as a snack.
I’m neither, but I have to get in at all costs. My brother made a big mistake, and now I have to fix it by stealing from the most powerful and cruel vampire to ever come to Bloodstone, Lucca Della Morte. If that wasn’t almost suicidal, I need to get it done before the spell concealing my human nature wears off.
But I forget that I’m only pretending to be a vampire. I’m still human and susceptible to Lucca’s dangerous allure. His darkness calls to my soul. His savagery makes my blood sing. I’m falling for the dark prince, craving him in a visceral way that’s frightening and exciting at the same time. If he discovers my secret, he’ll destroy me. And yet, I can’t help wanting to get closer. I never thought I had a death wish until I met him.
THE SISTERS GRIMM: A NOVEL by Menna van Praag
Once upon a time, a demon who desired earthly domination fathered an army of dark daughters to help him corrupt humanity . . .
As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld: a nightscape of mists and fog, perpetually falling leaves and hungry ivy, lit by an unwavering moon. Here, in this shadowland of Everwhere, the four girls, half-sisters connected by blood and magic, began to nurture their elemental powers together. But at thirteen, the sisters were ripped from Everwhere and separated. Now, five years later, they search for one another and yearn to rediscover their unique and supernatural strengths. Goldie (earth) manipulates plants and gives life. Liyana (water) controls rivers and rain. Scarlet (fire) has electricity at her fingertips. Bea (air) can fly.
To realize their full potential, the blood sisters must return to the land of their childhood dreams. But Everwhere can only be accessed through certain gates at 3:33 A.M. on the night of a new moon. As Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea are beset with the challenges of their earthly lives, they must prepare for a battle that lies ahead. On their eighteenth birthday, they will be subjected to a gladiatorial fight with their father’s soldiers. If they survive, they will face their father who will let them live only if they turn dark. Which would be fair, if only the sisters knew what was coming. So, they have thirty-three days to discover who they truly are and what they can truly do, before they must fight to save themselves and those they love.
BLOOMING DESIRE by Various
Spring brings gentle rains, green leaves and April flowers. Above all seasons, it is the one that celebrates the renewal of life in its continual cycle.
They Come from Beyond Anthologies invite you to join the spring festivities this year. Watch love bloom in unexpected places with seven seasonal tales that celebrate life. Fall in love with aliens and monsters in this unique volume bringing you works from Octavia Kore, Charity Wells, Danni Morrison, Diana Rose Wilson, Lula Monk, Julie Vance and S.J. Sanders.
IN FIVE YEARS: A NOVEL by Rebecca Serle
VS Note: I found the concept fascinating and one clicked.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers.
She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content.
But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.
RISING MAGIC (SUPERORIDNARY SOCIETY BOOK 2) by Tara Lain
Even as a baby mage, Dash Mercury dreamed of going to Arcantaria, the barely whispered about school for superwizards. When he’s invited at eighteen, making him the youngest student in Arcantaria history, Dash is less excited because he has to leave behind the only good friends he’s ever had—Carla, BeBop, Khadija, Fatima, and most of all, the guy he loves, werewolf mage Jazz Vanessen. At Arcantaria, the other students treat Dash like dirt until he manages to join the exclusive Olympus Club… a group with an agenda. A scary one.
No one—not even the students—knows where Arcantaria is located, so Jazz is desperate when he picks up danger vibes from Dash. He and his friends set out to find the school and break in. When they realize what the club is training Dash to do—and the dire consequences if he succeeds—they know the human race is in danger, and they’ll have to step up and save it. But first they have to save themselves.
THE PACK OR THE PANTHER (TALES OF THE HARKER PACK BOOK 1) by Tara Lain
Cole Harker, son of an alpha werewolf, is bigger and more powerful than most wolves, tongue-tied in groups, and gay. For twenty-four years, he’s lived to please his family and pack—even letting them promise him in marriage to female werewolf Analiese to secure a pack alliance and help save them from a powerful gangster who wants their land. Then Cole meets Analiese’s half-brother, panther shifter Paris Marketo, and for the first time, Cole wants something for himself.
When Analiese runs off to marry a human, Cole finally has a chance with Paris, but the solitary cat rejects him, the pack, and everything it represents. Then Cole discovers the gangster wants Paris too and won’t rest until he has him. What started as a land dispute turns into World War Wolf! But the bigger fight is the battle between cats and dogs.
THE EMPRESS OF SALT AND FORTUNE by Nghi Vo
A young royal from the far north, is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and sometimes reviled, she must choose her allies carefully. Rabbit, a handmaiden, sold by her parents to the palace for the lack of five baskets of dye, befriends the emperor’s lonely new wife and gets more than she bargained for. At once feminist high fantasy and an indictment of monarchy, this evocative debut follows the rise of the empress In-yo, who has few resources and fewer friends. She’s a northern daughter in a mage-made summer exile, but she will bend history to her will and bring down her enemies, piece by piece.
BEARS BEHAVING BADLY (BEWARE MY HEART BOOK 1) by MaryJanice Davidson
Werebear shifter Annette Garsea is a caseworker for the Interspecies Placement Agency. When a selectively mute and freakishly strong teen werewolf is put in her custody, Annette has to uncover the young girl’s secrets if she’s to have any hopes of helping her. And not even the growling of a scruffy private investigator can distract her from her mission…
Bear shifter David Auberon appreciates Annette’s work with at-risk teen shifters, but he’s not sure if her latest charge is so much a vulnerable teen as a predator who should be locked up. All that changes when he, Annette, and her motley band of juveniles find themselves dodging multiple murder attempts and uncovering a trafficking cartel that doesn’t just threaten the kids, but risks discovery of the shifters by the wider world of homo sapiens.
BLACK MAGIC KITTEN (FAMILIAR KITTEN MYSTERIES BOOK 1) by Sara Bourgeois
Welcome to Coventry – Kinsley Skeenbauer never thought she would go home. At seventeen, she’d left Coventry and didn’t look back. But after a messy divorce, she packed up her stuff and drove toward the only place that she knew would accept her.
Life hadn’t been easy for Kinsley since she left town. Despite wanting a family desperately, she was childless. She had a college degree but had just been fired… again…
She’d spent her entire adult life rebelling against what she was, and that meant hiding her true self from the world. Kinsley left Coventry on a mission to be ordinary.
But you know what they say about the best-laid plans…Coventry isn’t your typical small town. It’s home to the most powerful family of witches in the world. Two ancient witch families united when her parents married, and she was supposed to be their leader.
Nobody ever asked Kinsley if that’s what she wanted, though. Funny how the universe worked …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
HEARTS OF DESTINY (CHEVALIER BOOK 4) by Kay Doherty
Ean and Matthias have known they’re mates for a while, but Matthias has been unwilling to claim Ean. He believes his past and age-old secrets are too big for Ean to overcome, so instead keeps Ean away by irritating him. Depressed and no longer able to be near the dragon-shifter, Ean leaves the pack house and, after a night of heavy drinking, makes a life-changing decision that pushes Matthias into action. As the blood moon draws nearer, the Chevalier Pack is called before a tribunal of paranormal leaders to assess the Alpha’s rumored mysterious abilities. Matthias decides to share his secrets with a little help from Colby. And to top everything off, they face another attack by the McBane Pack, which the Chevalier decide will be the last.
VANDAL AND THE VIRGIN by Michele Mills
Her new husband is the stuff of nightmares…Julia’s having a tough day. She’s learned that sacrificing virgins is still a thing in her homeland, and SHE is the virgin to be sacrificed. When alien conquerors capture her land, she’s immediately bound and delivered to the gruesome King of the Vandals. But this notorious alien is in for a rude awakening. He might think he’s getting a simpering princess to claim but Julia’s secret, outlawed magical powers can put an end to the mightiest of rulers. Does Julia destroy her scary new husband and save her people from his wrath? Or, has the battle-beast’s passion and love charmed a witch into choosing him above all else?
LIFT HER UP (KAID RANCH SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by T S Joyce
All the ghosts of Wes’s past are coming back to haunt him in a big way. A handwritten letter changes everything when he finds out his brother, Sam, is alive after Wes has thought him dead for years. The one who has tracked him down? The love of Wes’s life, Summer, but when she shows up on his doorstep, she isn’t the bright and cheery girl he left all those years ago. Summer is different now–tough, snarly, independent, angry, and wrestling with an animal side that is relentless. Nothing can hide the dark beauty that radiates from her though. Her anger is Wes’s fault, but he had good reason. And now she is sending him on a mission to avenge his brother and set Sam free from a dominant pack of werewolves that thrive in war. His only ally is the woman who hates him the most.
Summer isn’t so summery anymore. There are no happy rainbows hovering over her life right now as she struggles to control the savage wolf inside of her. She loved hard once, and got really burned, and now she’s back to send Wes on a fool’s mission that will probably get him killed. All she has to do is not get attached to the charming alpha of the Kaid Pack. That man was trouble since the day he was born, but there is something about Wes that calls to her. The more he reveals about the reasons he left her, the more she thinks she might have been wrong about everything, and now sending him on a mission to fight an entire pack doesn’t seem like such a good idea. If something bad happens to him, her heart might just get broken…again. The time has come. Time to heal, time to rise up, time to protect the throat of the man she once loved. Even if it means the end of her.
SECRETS AND ALCHEMY (DRAGON’S GIFT: THE POTION MASTER BOOK 1) by Linsey Hall
When Sora, a beautiful mage with broken magic, walks into my bar, two things are obvious. One: she needs my help. Two: she’s my fated mate. I’ll stop at nothing to save her from the magical mob boss she’s pissed off. It’s the only way I’ll ever be able to make her mine. Then the unexpected happens. The Fae magic that I once rejected comes back, cursing me to die within days if I can’t create an antidote. Sora is my best chance at getting the ingredients I need, but only if we both survive.
FROM BLOOD AND ASH by Jennifer L Armentrout
A Maiden…Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.
A Duty…The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.
A Kingdom…Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.
SECRETS ON NIPMUC HILL (ELLA DANIELS MYSTERY BOOK 3) by J A Whiting
Ella Daniels, a professor of American history at Green Hill University, comes from a family with many talents, and seeing ghosts is one of them. While out for a hike with her cat, Raisin, Ella comes upon a teenaged ghost in the woods. The young man seems startled that Ella and Raisin can see him and he leads them to a field off one of the trails where Ella finds something unexpected. Is the young ghost a victim of a decades old fire? Why won’t he cross over? What keeps him in the woods on Nipmuc Hill? And how did a young woman end up in the field? Is there a simple answer or is something more sinister going on? With the help of her boyfriend and her sister, will Ella be able to find the answers to two mysteries?
BECOMING (MOUNTAIN MAGIC BOOK 1) by Dakota Brown
My goals for college were pretty simple: Get an education. Meet some new friends. Enjoy the mountains of Colorado. If I was lucky, find a boyfriend. Pretty sure they did not include being stalked by a magical black market. Or having multiple boyfriends. I mean, come on. What are the odds? Unfortunately, my birth parents were mages that left me orphaned at a young age. Instead of growing up surrounded by spells and magic, I grew up with normal humans. The world might know about magic, but that didn’t mean they accepted it. Mages have no rights, and my foster parents tried to stamp out the tiny bit of magic I held on to. Notice I used the word tried? I manage to sneak in a few things here and there. The perfect temperature pizza? Not a problem. And I’ve never had a bad hair day in my life. Don’t even get me started on red lights…But it was those little things that put me on the black market’s radar. An untrained mage with little knowledge of the magical world was easy pickings. Now, the only thing standing between me and a whole lot of unpleasantness is the pack of hot werewolves that made me theirs.
WILD MAGIC (IRON SERPENT CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Sadie Jacks
Deep inside her lives a wild thing. And its straining to get free. Ripped from her plans for freedom by a group of kidnapping magical killers, Kiema Feuer once again has to save herself. This time though, she’s got more help. But even when she’s safe, she’s not out of danger. Caught between fanatic magical killers and long forgotten gods, Kiema is forced to deal with the fact that everyone around her wants something from her. Too bad the only ones she wants to help are the men she’s come to love. Added to all of that is the realization that she’s carrying magic inside her that makes an ageless goddess nervous.
Her life is a wild tornado that not even the best seer could have forecast. Will Kiema be able to thwart the plans everyone else has for her, or will she end up as a sacrifice in a war she didn’t want to be part of?
THE HUNTER’S GAMBIT (THE ARCHANIUM CODEX BOOK 1) by Nicholas McIntire
No one promised Aleksei Drago an easy life. Growing up amongst the Ri-Vhan of Seil Wood, losing his mother and just as suddenly being torn from the forest folk, Aleksei had no choice but to make the best of an unpredictable situation.
But what happens when the monsters and figures of fiction become horrifyingly real? How will Aleksei cope? When the stakes are at their highest, will he finally falter? Or will he rise to the occasion, reforging himself into the man Prophecy demands he become? In a world of magic and Magi, of Angels and Demons alike, how will a simple farm boy survive his own contorted destiny? This is the story of a seemingly-simple world gone mad, and the reality that every action, no matter how apparently benign, can serve to unravel terrifying truths. This is the story of Aleksei Drago, farmer, Hunter, and so much more.
THE RED THIRST (THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS) by Pelaam
They say there’s no rest for the wicked, but Garen and Luke are eagerly anticipating a brief vacation on the South Island, doing nothing more taxing than tramping, skiing and snowboarding. However, when Garen meets up with an old friend—a ranger in the nearby national park—he not only finds that several trampers have gone missing there but also that his friend has a new boyfriend, Harper. Although on vacation, they visit the one tramper who was found alive. Luke detects an aura of evil that is still preying on the man. While he performs a ritual cleansing to free the man of the demonic power’s lingering touch, Garen goes into the forest. When he’s attacked by an unseen entity, Garen manages to escape. He returns with Luke to locate a body so that they can identify what is lurking in the forest’s depths. Although Garen suspects that his friend’s new boyfriend is possessed by the demon they seek, Luke is less convinced. When the Dearg Due strikes, she aims for Garen’s heart, and Luke and Garen must battle to defeat the undying Red Thirst.
GIVEN by Nandi Taylor
Yenni has never been this far from home. With only her wits, her strength, and her sacred runelore, the fierce Yirba warrior princess is alone in the Empire of Cresh. It’s a land filled with strange magics and even stranger people—all of whom mistrust anyone who’s different. But Yenni will prove herself, and find the cure for her father’s wasting illness. She will not fail. No one warned her about the dragons. Especially not about him.
Yet there is something powerful and compelling about the violet-black dragon known as Weysh. In human form he’s muscular, beautiful—and completely infuriating. What kind of arrogant creature claims a stranger as his Given; as his destined mate? Yenni is no man’s—or dragon’s—plaything. But other magics must be at work here, because Weysh might just be her best hope at finding the answers she seeks. Only now Yenni can’t tell if she’s fighting an attraction to a dragon . . . or fighting fate itself.
BINDING SHADOWS (TOOTH AND SPELL) by Jasmine Silvera
There are two rules: find a way to use your magic and never reveal it to anyone.
Hunting lost books is more than a job; it’s a way for Barbara to hide her powers in the mundane world of the university library. One misstep and she risks exposure to ruthless necromancers willing to destroy anything supernatural they cannot control. But the prickly new professor in charge of her latest assignment proves more than he seems, and rules are no match for her growing fascination.
After years of battling to cage the beast within him, Tobias returns to Prague and the safety of his pack of brothers. But keeping his family safe means never revealing his dual nature, not even to the irresistible research assistant with a nose for rare books.
When an enchanted book triggers unpredictable surges in Barbara’s magic, unleashing his beast may be their only defense against the malevolent spell buried in its pages. Now, a 400-year-old witch’s revenge threatens to reveal everything they’ve concealed. Trapped between a witch and a necromancer, Barbara and Tobias must choose: embrace the powers that could expose them or allow their secrets to destroy them.
EARTH DRAGON’S CLAIM (ELEMENTAL DRAGONS BOOK 1) by J Thompson
One spell. A spell she had never expected to work… It will change Gina’s life forever.
She had accidentally awakened a creature of legend, a myth that never should have existed. Bound to the creature, Gina has little choice but to agree to its terms—or lose something more important than her life. Joren had been summoned only once before in his centuries of existence, and this time, he would be in control. His rage is a force that can bring down a mountain, and he’s determined to use it as a weapon. However, he never thought to consider the possibility that there may just be a treasure beneath the rubble worth more than all the magic in the universe, worth more than life itself. And he isn’t the only one who wants it. Brought together by fate, they must both battle to save their lives, their hearts and their soulmates.
BOUND BY HER LOVE: BOUND BY HER BLOOD BOOK 4 by Mara Leigh
Finally on solid footing with all four of my guys, I discover that Gray’s nickname for me is more than a teasing joke. I actually am a vampire princess—for real—and I’m whisked off to a palace in some foreign land. But way worse than that, none of my loves, not Rock, Gray, Pike or Colton, can be my Mate.
At the palace, everyone is kind and my new digs are opulent, but none of that matters. The only thing I care about is reuniting with the men I love and starting our lives together. But everyone claims that if I refuse the crown, the entire vampire world will descend into chaos. And once I get near my men, how can anyone really expect me to keep my hands off them?
CAPTIVE BRIDE: 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BEARS by Moxie North
Hudson of Clan Uruz found his mate. His life should have been set. Then she disappeared. A year of searching and waiting with his heart breaking every moment they were apart, Hudson vowed to never stop looking for her. Their souls were destined to be together and no one was going to keep them apart.
Spoiled — that’s what Marcella Russo was. She knew it and her mobster father’s employee definitely knew it. Marcella couldn’t help that she was drawn to the shockingly handsome Kindred bear. He also wouldn’t give her the time of day. That was something she wasn’t used to. Hitting on the new hire couldn’t possibly go wrong.
When two mates meet the world is supposed to come together in perfect harmony, but Hudson and Marcella weren’t destined for the easy way out. Getting together was in the hands of fate.. Finding each other again was going to take a miracle.
THE MAKINGS OF A MAGI KNIGHT (EXEMPLAR HALL BOOK 3) by Auburn Tempest and Ruby Night
As the first-ever female Magi, I’ve got to step up my game and represent in the second semester. It doesn’t matter that people hate me and are trying to kill me. It doesn’t matter that I’m lying about my gender, my heritage, and practically everything else. It doesn’t even matter that the people closest to me leave me to fend for myself. If what doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger—I’m going to crush the whole Magi Knight thing.
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