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).
TWIN DRAGONS’ DESTINY: DRAGON LORDS OF VALDIER BOOK 11 by SE Smith
The line between life and death is sometimes blurred…Barrack and Brogan have memories of their death–and it isn’t a pleasant one. When the Goddess Aikaterina gives them a second chance at life–and at finding their true mate–they are willing to do whatever it takes to change their destiny. What they don’t expect is that it would be so difficult! It turns out that their true mate is a human, a species they have limited knowledge about, from a planet they have never visited. With time running out, it doesn’t take them long to realize that this may be one battle that will take all of their skills to win.
Delilah Rosewater is haunted by dreams of her death. She doesn’t understand why the dreams feel so real, or why she knows with growing certainty that time is running out for her. Her feelings of frustration strengthen as she searches for the one person she feels could understand her increasing panic – Sara Wilson. She is shocked when instead of finding Sara, she comes face-to-face with two irritating men who claim to be from another world!
Caught in an unexpected snowstorm in the Appalachian Mountains, Delilah doesn’t know what to think of the two men and their wild claims of a powerful Goddess, alien worlds, and new destinies. Will Delilah open her heart to the twin dragons and accept the second chance that the Goddess has given them before time runs out for all of them?
TAMING CHAOS (DARKSTAR MERCENARIES BOOK 1) by Anna Carven
VS Note: One clicked. I love her Kordolian warriors.
Torin Mardak came to Zarhab Groht to hunt. Some idiot’s been selling Callidum weapons on the black market, and he’s been tasked with finding the traitor.
The illegal trading station isn’t exactly Torin’s favorite place in the Nine Galaxies. It’s dirty, chaotic, and full of thieves and murderers, but as an elite Kordolian First Division warrior, he’s the most dangerous thing on this floating cesspit, and he won’t let anything stand in his way.
But when he encounters a group of humans who really, really shouldn’t be here, his priorities might just have to change, because one of them is about to get betrayed in the worst possible way…
And she just so happens to be exactly his type.
THE HERO WITHIN (BURNED LANDS SERIES BOOK 3) by Bec McMaster
VS Note: OOH, I LOVE this series so I one clicked!
As the only healer in a war-stained town, Eden McClain is devastated when the salt plague sweeps through the Wastelands she calls home. Suddenly she’s racing against time to save her people—and her niece—before it’s too late. When she hears whispers of a cure, she knows she can’t cross the dangerous Wastelands by herself to get it. She needs a guide. And she’s just desperate enough to turn to a man who once betrayed her.
After years living on the leash of an evil outlaw, Johnny Colton is finally free, but that doesn’t mean he can wash the blood off his hands. The easiest way to deal with the past? Just stop caring. Which is working perfectly for the rugged outlaw, until a beautiful ghost from the past rigs a trap for him.
The last person he wants to see is the woman who haunts his dreams, but as Eden points out, he owes her one. The only problem? This plague is man-made. Someone unleashed it. Are they walking into a dangerous trap? And can two past enemies learn to trust each other enough to survive?
WIRED FOR LOVE by Michelle Howard
VS Note: Previously released in the Pets In Space 2 anthology.
Former Jutak warrior Hunter Gils has put his past in the military behind him. His focus now is on his bar and the occasional criminal clientele. Things are just the way he wants them with the exception of a gray-eyed beauty determined to shake his world even as she refuses his advances.
Bounty Hunter Narelle Bindu wasn’t immune to the tall, ex-soldier working the bar. But she didn’t have room in her life for a man, not even one as tempting as Hunter.
When a deadly attack creates an opening for an old enemy, the two must work together if they want to survive. An unexpected ally comes in the form of a lost K9. Can Hunter and Narelle stay alive long enough to discover if one night is really enough?
ABADDON RISING (DEG’NARA BOOK 2) by P L Parker
One of a million statistics in the intergalactic war, Jocelyn St. Germaine is captured, sold as a slave and then forced to fight in the Deg’Nara gladiator games. She’s slated to lose when Kanaan, the most feared warrior of all, claims her as his own.
With his help, Joss’s chances of survival increase, but is it enough?
HOW TO STEAL THE PHARAOH’S JEWELS: A THIEF IN LOVE SUSPENSE ROMANCE by Cailin Briste
VS Note: The author sez: “Set in the distant future, this sci-fi suspense romance has action and adventure as well as a sizzling romance.”
[Cade’s] His comfortable routine as a member of Sebastian St. Croix’s cat burglar team is shattered the day he’s pinned in a crushed car. In a moment of clarity, before everything goes dark, he realizes he’s in love with his best friend, a woman who has sworn off intimate relationships for life.
It’s taken Bassinae years to overcome a past filled with physical abuse and embrace the truth that she is a powerful, capable woman in her own right. Tamping down a case of nerves, she’s ready to take on a larger role as a thief in Sebastian’s next caper. If only Cade would stop acting like a lovelorn idiot. She needs her best friend’s support to help steal the Pharaoh’s jewels.
PRISON MOON – DRAGON FIRE by Lily Graison
Abducted by aliens and housed in an airtight room with twenty other girls wasn’t Sara’s idea of a good time. Neither was being dropped into the jungle of a Prison Moon, but for the rest of the galaxy, it was. She was the entertainment. The game? Survive the lawless alien criminals who ran wild or die trying, but there was no outrunning a dragon, and he didn’t seem to be in any hurry to let her go.
T’oren has spent the last several centuries sleeping beneath the rubble of an abandoned temple. The wars decimated his world and now was used as a dumping ground for the most vile creatures in the galaxy. A Prison Moon where it was kill or be killed. He slumbers to escape but awakes when a female, the first he’s seen in centuries, stumbles into his lair. And now that he’s seen her, he’s not letting her go.
But the corporation that runs the Prison Moon One has other plans. Broadcasting a televised event across the galaxy of an Arena fight between a live dragon and any willing to fight him will bring in more viewers, and money, than they could imagine. All they had to do was catch him and to do that, they had to take the girl.
CONSCRIPT (A FALLEN EARTH STORY BOOK 1) by J J Lore
I’ve never been so afraid and confused in my life. They’re telling me I’ve been dragged back in time, to a different time, and I have to fight aliens. In Iowa. I’m not sure who’s more delusional, these doctors and nurses spouting off about how little time is left, or me, for listening to them.
And these men who have me now, they’re soldiers, scary-efficient troops who claim I’m who they’ve been waiting for. They’re always with me, taking care of me, talking to me, all while we make our way through a dangerous and infested city. I’m somehow supposed to detect these killer creatures nesting underground. Aliens who apparently exist only to eat people and make more aliens. Find them—sniff them out!—so these men can kill them with machine guns and grenades, just like people are trying to do all over this decimated world.
As out of my depth as I am, I do know one thing. I need these men as much as they need me.
REICHARDT (DRAGON WARRIOR SERIES BOOK 2) by KD Jones
” ***ADULT READERS ONLY***
King Reichardt, a dragon warrior from another planet, has always taken the safety and care of his people seriously. Over the decades, he found the position rewarding but also a very lonely. Now that his people on Earth have reunited with some of his people from Drakonia, new possibilities have opened up to him. One of those possibilities is the unexpected discovery that Drakonians and humans could be real mates. The dangers of being so closely connected to humans could be detrimental to the continued existence of his species. In his mind the risk was not worth it, until he meets a human female that completely changes his mind.”
THE COMMANDER’S CAPTIVE (KEEPERS OF XEREILL BOOK 2) by Alix Nichols
Lady Nyssa Sebi lost her parents in a freak accident.
Her brother is unjustly condemned to death.
Locked away in Commander Heidd’s residence, Nyssa is the hostage of corrupt thugs who rule the land.
Oh, how she hates them!
But the one she abominates above all is her captor.
During the war, Heidd was her brother’s commanding officer. He was Nyssa’s idol, her biggest crush…
Until he betrayed everyone.
Commander Jancel Heidd sacrificed his honor to protect Nyssa.
It’s killing him to see her so miserable, so disgusted with him.
But she’s safe.
Jancel will do anything to keep it that way.
He’ll shield his spunky captive from the depraved police chief, the ruthless governor, and the deadly cyborgs.
The only monster he can’t save her from is himself.
ALIEN WARLORD’S PASSION by Starr Huntress and Nancey Cummings
Rosemary left Earth to make a better life for her seven-year-old son. She’s got a good job, a nice house, and one minor problem: she needs to marry a Mahdfel warrior if she wants to stay.
Better the devil you know...She can take her chances and marry a stranger or she can accept an offer from an unlikely candidate: Mene. She doesn’t like him and she thought he didn’t like her. He can barely look at her without snarling. But then again, none of the other warriors are any better.
He might not be handsome...No female can look Mene in the eye and not flinch. But beneath his scarred face and gruff demeanor is a good man. A man who wants a mate and family.
His warrior’s heart burns for the curvaceous and vibrant human female, but she’s very clear she’s not interested in love.
He’ll show her that his passion is anything but fake.
MIDNIGHT WOLF (A SHIFTERS UNBOUND NOVEL) by Jennifer Ashley
Angus Murray, bouncer for a New Orleans Shifter bar, is sent to round up an elusive, Collar-less Shifter woman, Tamsin Calloway, who is causing trouble for Shifter Bureau, and possesses information they want. If Angus refuses, he risks losing his cub. He finds Tamsin but she’s slippery and not about to be rounded up quietly.
In fact, quiet is nothing Tamsin will ever be. She leads Angus on a wild chase, but he’s determined to bring her in to save his son.
Can Tamsin convince Angus she’s worth helping before she’s locked away by Shifter Bureau, Collared, or perhaps killed?
EVOLVED by N R Walker
Lloyd Salter has OCD issues with noise and mess, and he’s uncomfortable with human interaction. When his ex claimed the only thing perfect enough to live up to his standards was an android, Lloyd dismissed it. But two years later, after much self-assessment, he thinks he may have been right.
SATinc is the largest manufacturer of androids in Australia, including the Fully Compatible Units known as an A-Class 10. Their latest design is the Synthetic Human Android UNit, otherwise known as SHAUN.
Shaun is compatible to Lloyd’s every need; the perfect fit on an intellectual and physical basis. But Lloyd soon realises Shaun’s not like other A-Class androids. He learns. He adapts. Sure that SATinc is aware Shaun functions outside of his programmed parameters, Lloyd must find a way to keep Shaun safe.
No one can know how special Shaun is. No one can know he’s evolved.
TINFOIL HEART by Daisy Prescott
My father was abducted by aliens.
Or so I believed for the last eighteen years.
After my mother’s death, I moved to Roswell, capital of all things alien. I’m going to find out the truth and nothing will stop me . . . except Boone Santos.
Compared to the intergalactic tinfoil hat brigade, he’s a god amongst mere mortals. Too handsome for his own good (and mine), with a grumpy arrogance, and the most beautiful smile ever–he smashes my plan to pieces like a UFO crashing into the desert.
I need a tinfoil hat for my heart.
Do I believe in aliens? I’m not sure.
What do I believe? I’m not going to fall in love with Boone. Definitely not.
TAE: TALONIAN WARRIORS by Celeste Raye
Tae is a soldier who hates war, but knows it is sometimes a necessity. His family requires his income, making him duty bound to fight. When the Talonians decide to take the battle to the enemy’s world, Tae finds himself making difficult decisions, ones that will change him forever. Should he obey orders or defy them to save a stranger?
Eveline is human. She is a captive slave of the reptilians known as the Savra. Beaten and tortured since the tender age of ten, she is looking for escape. When aliens attack her captors she expects to die, either by the hands of her captors or the dragons she spies in the sky. Instead, she finds a savior.
Talonia must survive. The weredragons fight valiantly, no matter the cost. They suffer great losses and learn that change is inevitable. Tae discovers an unbreakable tie to his home world and to the human he has grown to love.
DARIUX (THE GLADIUS SYNDICATE BOOK 1) by Emma James
Each day on Astriq was a struggle – for life, for food, for existence. Lyra had long been abandoned by her family out of fear of the terrible power that lay within. Now, that power was her greatest secret. She dare not let the authorities on Astriq know, lest she be killed on the spot. What she did not know was that she was being watched and hunted for the dark secret that she possessed…
Dariux was a smuggler for as long as he could remember. Each day was spent on the edge of the law, skirting prison, or worse, gruesome death. All in the name of survival. After a mysterious illness strikes his mother, Dariux is forced to take on his most dangerous contract to date with a criminal group known as The Gladius Syndicate – a galactic slave ring. He knew the nefarious nature of their work, but it was easy to ignore the morality in the name of saving those he loved…
Dariux certainly didn’t expect to find love on this mission, let alone such an explosive one. Now he is faced with endangering his own life to save yet another. Will Dariux and Lyra find a way to escape The Gladius Syndicate? Or will they be sold into slavery to fight for their lives?
FERAL OBSESSION by Nora Ash
I always believed I could analyze any situation until I found a solution. Solve any problem if I just applied my brain.
I went to university, studied science and told myself my academic cocoon would protect me from the alphas dominating our society.
I was wrong.
No textbook prepared me for my meeting with test subject 351.
The biggest, scariest alpha on death row, hauled into my lab to uncover how to control the beast of a man. How to make him submit.
Mold him into a weapon.
But there is no controlling the feral alpha, and no logic strong enough to save my mind once he unleashes his fury on my body.
Once he claims me.
STAR RESISTANCE A LORI ADAMS NOVEL BOOK 02 by D R Rosier
Lori Adams escaped the Stolavii, and found a job, friends, and even lovers in space. The good times didn’t last long before things started to fall apart. In the course of their investigation into human trafficking and slavery among the Stolavii, they stumbled across a horrible truth, and almost paid with their lives.
There’s a lot at stake, and she finds herself in the center of a conflict, an empire at crossroads. They have a long road in front of them, if they can manage to elude the enemy ships searching for them that is. All her talents won’t mean anything, in a battle between ships.
BLADE ON THE HUNT (GODDESS WITH A BLADE) by Lauren Dane
“When you awaken, you will have to find her yourself. Or she will find you.”
These were the words given to Rowan Summerwaite by the Goddess as Rowan lay clinging to life. Broken—but not defeated—by the ancient Vampire Enyo.
After weeks of mandatory down time, a recharged and vengeance-fueled Rowan heads out from her father’s Keep, leading a team of some of the most terrifying beings on earth with one goal in mind—track and eliminate the Vampire who attacked her.
But as the team moves across Europe and is hit with wave after wave of attacks, the tensions between Clive Stewart—the haughty, stylish Scion of North America whom Rowan grew even closer to during her recovery—and a rival Vampire ramp up. Befuddled, confused, flattered and annoyed, Rowan’s the woman in the middle. She’s not used to being claimed in a way that’s not about how strong her sword arm is or who raised her. Clive Stewart is everything she shouldn’t want in a man—he’s bossy, he’s a Vampire, and he considers her his—but she’s past denying how it makes her feel that he fights for her the way he does. She’s past denying she’s in love.
In contrast to the uneven footing falling in love has given her, Rowan is utterly certain she will locate her quarry. She’s stronger and more powerful than she’s ever been after the tests and bloody lessons of the last years. Her connection with the Goddess is seamless and the light of her mission burns from within. And she’ll need all the help she can get because it’s not very long before Rowan and her team realize the threat is far greater than one crazy old Vampire. There’s a war brewing and Rowan will fight it to the death. It’s what she was born to do.
WICKED AND WILD (BAD THINGS BOOK 7) by Cynthia Eden
She was wicked…
Everyone knew that Valerie Storm was the baddest bit—um, witch on the block. She might look like Snow White, but she had the heart of a wicked queen. She turned her enemies to ash, she danced on their graves, and she had to be stopped. But who could stand up to someone so wicked?
He was wild.
Griffin Bastien was the most powerful shifter to ever walk the earth. His claws had sent plenty of his foes to the grave. Bloodlust burned fast and hard within him, and when his beast took over, there was no stopping him.
Then Wicked met Wild.
Neither of them believed in love. And neither of them ever expected the firestorm that ignited when they kissed. But some things—some people—can’t be controlled. The need that Valerie and Griffin feel for each other, the white-hot lust, will change their world.
Even hell doesn’t burn this hot.
Too bad that Griffin has been keeping secrets. Too bad that he is the original assassin sent to destroy Valerie. Because when she finds out the truth, there will be no greater fury than a wicked witch betrayed. Even the biggest, baddest beast might discover that he’s absolutely lost when a witch casts her spell, and he will be willing to do anything to reclaim the mate he never expected.
Buckle up, it’s gonna be a wild ride.
THE PLAGUED SPY (THE IMMORTAL SPY BOOK 2) by K A Krantz
VS Note: My understanding is there may be a slow burn romance in the overall series but unclear to me how much romance, if any is in the book.
It’s all fun and games until someone breaks out the needles.
It was supposed to be a simple retrieval mission. Go in, grab the bespelled package of evidence against some very corrupt superpowers, and get out. The mission turns sideways when a vengeful spy Bix blackballed during her time in Dark Ops crashes the job and injects Bix’s teammates with an unknown toxin. Succumbing to a horrific mutation, the dying spook whispers the Mayday protocol for a compromised covert operation involving a biological weapon.
With her friends infected and sequestered in quarantine, a mole inside the spy guild exposing its undercover agents, and the brightest minds in the Mid Worlds unable to identify the biologic, Bix picks up the mission to find the creators and the cure. She’ll square off against Fates, dragons, angels, and even the god of plagues to save her friends; yet the greatest threat might well be the darkness growing within Bix and the evil on which it feeds.
Beware the plagued spy, for wrath and ruin are sure to follow.
BLOOD TYPE BOOK 1 by K A Linde
For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival.
In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her.
Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed.
For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her.
MIDNIGHT GARDENS (DAUGHTERS OF MIDNIGHT BOOK 1) by Ellen Dugan
VS Note: This one was intriguing to me and I liked the ‘Look Inside’ excerpt. Put it on my TBR.
The beating heart of any garden is magick…
Drusilla Midnight, a successful children’s book author, returns home to the sleepy little riverside village of Ames Crossing, Illinois. Recently divorced, she is planning to take some personal time to put her life in order, and to reconnect with her grandmother and two sisters.
Descended from a long line of herbalists and wise women, Dru is determined to reclaim her family’s traditions and practices. While she was away, the family property has become overgrown and fallen into a state of disrepair. Drusilla resolves to take on the task of restoring the grounds herself, and to bring back to life the enchanting gardens that have inspired her books.
However, a troubled, angry young girl and her attractive guardian, Garrett Rivers seem to constantly interrupt Dru’s master plan for solitary soul searching. The last thing Dru was looking for was love, and it will take a touch of the garden’s natural magick to make her learn to trust again.
For even the wisest of women must learn that love can spring up unexpectedly into their life, take the strongest of hearts by surprise, and change their path forever.
WARSONG by Elizabeth Vaughan
The magic has come back to the Plains. The Warrior Priests are no more. The traditions are changing—too quickly for some.
Joden has only ever wanted to be a Singer, to know all of the songs. When the time comes for his Trials, he is challenged to take the old paths—and it ends in disaster. But his broken heart and broken body are found by Amyu . . . and she knows what it is to live with pain.
Amyu should have gone to the snows long ago, but instead chose to live in shame. Cast out of her tribe, she now serves Queen Xylara and the Kingdom of Xy. Her new mission is to find the key to defeating the wyverns who attack from the sky—but can a girl from the Plains control beasts who soar in the air?
She knows that Joden has been brought to her by the winds, and they do what they will. Their love is forbidden by the Plains, and their dreams pull them in different directions—but together they heal each other. If only they could heal their people, who are struggling with the ultimate goal:
Who will be WarKing?
RETURN OF THE LYCAN KING: LEX AND ELIZABETH by Candace Blackburn
Lex thought he’d lost her, but Elizabeth is back and she is his mate. But between her getting used to life as a Lycan, threats from dangerous elements looming over their heads and very odd changes in the Lycan kingdom happening all around them, nothing will be easy. Lex and Elizabeth’s love has to be the strength to pull them through.
ONE TRUE MATE 8: NIGHT OF THE BEAST by Lisa Ladew
Jaggar is a half-wolf, half-mountain lion shifter, but his halves don’t make a whole. Instead, they form the beast, a misshapen killing machine that terrifies even the hard-charging wolf shifters of the KSRT, especially after the mauling.
“Jaggar has tragic down,” his friend says about him, which must be why his one true mate, Leilani, is also steeped in tragedy. She’s a time-traveler. In fact, our boys in Serenity owe their very future to her. But what she has done for them has robbed her of her sight, and her sanity.
When Jaggar and Leilani meet in the forest, her eyes flashing silver, his beast in complete control, it seems only a miracle can keep them together.
DRAGON PROTECTOR (DRAGON DREAMS) by Leela Ash and Tabitha St George
With her family in peril, Hannah is desperate to help them in any way she can. Her only hope?…a mysterious coin that has been handed down through her family. Will it lead her to the help she needs? Or will it just lead to more danger than she could have ever imagined?
Brandon Lorde has waited for ages for a sign that the light is coming back into the world. His kind…and all the other kinds similar to his have been all but forgotten by the world. Now suddenly he is awakened with his original purpose. As a protector he will do anything – and everything to protect this woman who has awakened his fire. But will his strength be enough to save them both?
FLAMES AMONG THE FROST (A HAVENWOOD FALLS NOVELLA) by Amy Hale
Jetta Mills has felt stifled most of her life. She’s a rebellious creative who’s had to bend to her father’s will, as well as the rules of her hometown Havenwood Falls. Needing a break from it all, she skips town for an adventure far from the smothering influences she’s used to. Unfortunately, trouble always has a way of finding Jetta, and she quickly learns that the best place for a frost dragon shifter such as herself is back within the warded borders of home.
When Conrad Monroe is hired to find a thief and bring her back to face justice, the trail leads him to the Colorado mountains and the path of Jetta Mills. She’s gorgeous, talented, and a whole lot of trouble. He doesn’t know what he’s getting into with Jetta and the town she calls home. Jetta has no idea that Conrad has quite a few secrets of his own.
Jetta’s seeking real freedom while Conrad’s planning to lock her away. But sparks fly between the two as the line between deceit and truth quickly becomes blurred. When the smoke clears, the truth may be the only real path to redemption.
CHROMIUM DRAGON (DRAGON GUARD OF DRAKKARIS BOOK 6) by Terry Bolryder
Chromium, the last unmated dragon guard and former royal bodyguard of the Drakkaris court, has a secret. He’s been sneaking out at night to serve vigilante justice and taste new things in the human world. When he runs across a curvy restaurant owner with a sweet personality and a lasagna to die for, he knows he has found his mate. Now he just has to stay in her world long enough to protect her from those who want to hurt her.
Helen hasn’t had a lot of easy breaks in life, but she works hard to help anyone she can. When a mysterious, hot customer stops her restaurant from being robbed, she’s happy to offer him a place to stay, even if she doesn’t know anything about him. Well, except that he’s tall, with Caribbean blue eyes and a warrior’s bearing, and seems utterly intent on winning her heart.
As Chromium fights to keep his secret from his friends, he is realizing more and more that he can’t bear even a moment away from Helen’s side. All he wants to do is pleasure her, love her, and show her who she belongs to. But Helen has secrets as well, and a past that may just be coming back to hurt her, if Chromium doesn’t watch out.
TROPICAL PANTHER’S PENANCE (SHIFTING SANDS RESORT BOOK 6) by Zoe Chant
Panther shifter Wrench hasn’t got the first frickin’ clue about poems and flowers and all that crap. But he’s gonna learn, or die trying. He ain’t giving up on the best thing to ever happen to him. Lucky he’s got new friends at Shifting Sands Resort to teach him how to woo a lady right…
Yoga instructor Lydia and her inner swan always knew she’d meet her one true mate, but she never imagined a tattooed, six-foot-six felon. She has to have faith that he’s her perfect match…but why won’t he let her get to know the real man under those sexy muscles?
When danger from Wrench’s past comes calling, he’s suddenly got more to worry about than how to deliver a compliment without making it sound like a death threat. Now he has to protect his new home from his old boss, keep his nosy eight-year old niece out of trouble and under wraps, and win his mate. Without getting killed, sacked, or slapped.
Life workin’ for the mob ain’t nothing compared to the dangers of romance.
THE OAKEN THRONE (TREE OF AGES BOOK 5) by Sara C Roethle
A new era has dawned. The forces of humanity are crippled by the ever pressing threat of the Faie. War continues to tear apart the countryside, robbing those who remain of their last shreds of hope.
While peace is only a distant dream for some, there exist the brave few who will stand and fight for what they believe in. Magic does not always mean death, and death does not always mean the end. Will love and loyalty prevail, or will those who strive for power and darkness put an end to innocence once and for all?
SAVE THE SEA (SAVED BY PIRATES BOOK 3) by G Bailey
Cassandra has finally escaped the king, only to find herself in the middle of the rebels and a war that she is meant to be the leader of. When the changed ones of the mountains go to war, Cassandra and her pirates have to travel across the seas to the mermaids who are the only ones that can help.
But what is the price of the mermaid’s help?
War is whispered, much like the Sea god whispers to Cassandra, but no one speaks the ending.
Can death be the only winner?
RENEGADE WITCH (SANCTUM OF WITCHES BOOK 1) by T S Bishop
There’s always been something strange about me, everyone always said. So they avoided me, gossiped about me. But they didn’t know about the demons. Because only I can see them.
Instead of letting my foster parents lock me up in an institution because of my ‘hallucinations’, I ran away from home and I’ve been living on my own in Chicago ever since.
And I was doing fine selling cheap magical trinkets on the black market to get by, until dangerous men with knives and guns decided to kidnap me and throw me in their murder dungeon.
Attracting the wrong kind of attention was never part of my plan. And even more dangerous than the men who kidnapped me are the men who saved me…
Adrian, the most inhumanly gorgeous boy I’ve ever seen in my life helped me escape and introduced me to his two equally attractive friends who needed me and my so-called abilities.
Turns out, I might be a witch.
And only I could help them save Chicago from the demons. If I could remember to focus on the mission and stop myself from falling for them…
Then there’s the rude, beautiful boy in a prison cell who I keep dreaming about…I’m not even sure if he’s real but there’s a connection between us that I can’t explain.
My life just got really complicated. With secrets from my past snapping at my heels, demons invading the city, and my enemies two steps ahead of me at every turn…
My name is Sophia Landry, and I might not be getting out of this one alive.
BLOOD MATE by Mina Carter
VS Note: A re-release
Once a soldier, Toni is now less than human. A blood-infected subject, aka vampire, she lives to serve the command of the powers that be, but that hasn’t stopped her looking for a way out. But the only way the Project will let any of them go is in a body bag… until a lycan unit escapes and her boss offers her a deal. Bring in a lycan and she goes free.
Can she trust his word? Can she afford not to if there’s a chance she can escape and live again? Can she… when the Lycan she’s supposed to bring in becomes her very reason for living?
Darce is this close to escaping his creators—until another of the Project’s experiments stops him in his tracks. Not because she has the power to hold him, but because he instantly recognizes the impossible. The vampire female is his mate.
Allowing her to bring him in is his only choice—and possibly the last mistake of his life. Enemies or lovers, it doesn’t matter. When they discover that the Project is hiding yet more secrets, they must work together to bring it down…or die in the attempt.
DANCER’S FLAME (GRACE BLOODS BOOK 2) by Jasmine Silvera
With the help of a god, Azrael and Isela exposed a conspiracy within and altered the world’s balance of power. But for Azrael, victory comes with dangerous new powers he can’t control. Will accepting his future mean losing everything he’s gained — his allies, his territory, and his consort?
Isela’s found a home when she stepped into Azrael’s protection, and his arms. But if accepting her new role as consort means giving up the life she’s worked for will the price be too high?
When an impossible creature shows up in Prague bearing a dire warning, the search for answers divides them. Now Isela must forge a bond with the power within her while Azrael fights to keep from tearing himself apart. And time is running out. Gods don’t forget or forgive, especially a betrayal from one of their own.
UNBOUND (RED FALLS SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Michelle Woods
Emily Holden has always been bound by one truth, and no matter how many times she wishes things were different, she knows they never can be together. She knew her love for Brendon Fletcher would never be returned. He’s an alpha wolf and she’s just a human girl he had barely even notices. One chance encounter sends her blood racing and makes her wish she could belong to him. Now it’s everything she can do to remember that she isn’t the girl who gets the prince and needs to walk away.
Brendon seems to have other ideas and he isn’t taking no for an answer. Now he’s showing up wherever she is and acting dominate like it’s his right, and she’s too weak to resist him. Will she find the love she’s always wished for in his arms, or will everything fall apart when a sinister force threatens the happiness they are trying to create.
Find out what happens when Emily becomes UNBOUND.
A SHOT AT LOVE by Gina Kincade
What happens when you think you’ve done the right thing to protect your lover and it turns out you can’t live with the choice you made?
When faced with the displeasure of his lover’s species purist family, Micah thought he’d done the right thing for everyone when he chose to walk away from the only man he’d ever loved.
He quickly realizes, however, just how hard it is to stay away from Jason.
Micah watches him from afar and suffers a massive bout of jealously at the first sign of another man in Jason’s house. Thinking of Jason with a new mate convinces Micah he’s made a huge mistake and now he must find a way to win back his lover.
Building up his courage, Micah finally approaches Jason and lays it all on the table.
Will Jason turn him down in favor of this new person in his life, or will Micah convince him they belong together?
If Micah can’t convince Jason to give them another shot at love, will he be able to live with the pain of the loss?
WAKING THE ANCIENTS (NEMESIS OF THE GODS) by Catherine Cavendish
University student Lizzie Charters accompanies her mentor, Dr. Emeryk Quintillus, on the archeological dig to uncover Cleopatra’s tomb. Her presence is required for a ceremony conducted by the renowned professor to resurrect Cleopatra’s spirit—inside Lizzie’s body. Quintillus’s success is short-lived, as the Queen of the Nile dies soon after inhabiting her host, leaving Lizzie’s soul adrift . . .
Paula Bancroft’s husband just leased Villa Dürnstein, an estate once owned by Dr. Quintillus. Within the mansion are several paintings and numerous volumes dedicated to Cleopatra. But the archeologist’s interest in the Egyptian empress deviated from scholarly into supernatural, infusing the very foundations of his home with his dark fanaticism. And as inexplicable manifestations rattle Paula’s senses, threatening her very sanity, she uncovers the link between the villa, Quintillus, and a woman named Lizzie Charters.
And a ritual of dark magic that will consume her soul.
MY ONE AND ONLY (BEWITCHED AND BEWILDERED BOOK 10) by Alanea Alder
Micah has spent so many centuries hiding who he is that he’s forgotten how to be himself, and despite always being there for others, he finds it impossible to ask for help. As weeks of sleepless nights catch up with him, he faces the fact that he needs his unit brothers no more than ever.
Living in Storm Keep with mixed blood, Serenity fought for everything she has. When she disobeys the dictates of her Elders to help the sick in Noctem Falls she is unprepared for the kindness and support she receives from it’s citizens, including her own witchborne mate.
As both of them are forced to reveal their own long kept secrets to save a city, will they be able to overcome their own deep-seated fears to make their mating last.
DAY REAPER (THE NIGHT BLOOD SERIES) by Melody Johnson
On the brink of death, Cassidy DiRocco demands that New York City’s master of the supernatural, Dominic Lysander, transform her—reporter, Night Blood, sister, human—into the very creature she’s feared and fought against for months: a vampire. The pain is brutal, she could lose the career she’s worked so hard to achieve, and her world will never be the same. But surviving is worth any risk, especially when it means gaining the strength to fight against Jillian Allister, the sister who betrayed Dominic, attacked Cassidy, and is leading a vampire uprising that will destroy all of New York City . . .
When she awakens, however, Cassidy realizes the cost of being transformed might be more than she was willing to sacrifice. But if Cassidy hopes to right the irrevocable wrongs that Jillian and her army of the Damned have wrought on New York City, she’ll need to not only accept her new senses, body, and cravings, but wield them in her favor. Irresistible and enigmatic as Dominic is, he no longer has command over the city or its vampires. Only Cassidy has the connections to convince the humans, Day Reapers, and the few vampires still loyal to Dominic to join forces. And maybe, if Dominic can accept her rising power over the coven he once commanded for the past several hundred years, the two of them together might forge a bond more potent than history has ever known.
If you like fast moving action and romance in a book, like the best disaster movies, here are three of my scifi romances! (And my favorite author in the world Nalini Singh, said of Star Cruise: Outbreak in a tweet: “Great SF romance” !)
All 3 also available in audiobook.
Also all available on other major ebook platforms
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.