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).
ALWAYS HER WINGMAN (MARS SQUADRON 17) by Jessica Subject
VS Note: I’ve been enjoying the snippets Jessica shared weekly – this is on my TBR.
Staff Sergeant Hannah Coriveau dedicated the last five years to the Space Military Command. Heading back to Earth, she’s ready to begin civilian life and reunite with her parents and the boyfriend she left behind. The person she’ll miss most is Garish—her wingman, best friend, and the one who made her regret not being single.
Senior Airman Colin Garish wants his squadron leader. Bad. After spending so much time by her side—both in the Martian skies and on the red planet—being her friend isn’t enough. When Hannah learns of her boyfriend’s infidelity, Colin is there to comfort her.
Before Colin has the chance to confess his feelings, Hannah receives worse news from home. Her father is dying. Seeing her devastation, Colin remains the friend she desperately needs. But in her grief, she pushes him away. Will Hannah let him back in her life when they land on Earth? Or will Colin never get the chance to win her heart?
SURVIVOR SKILLS: PROJECT GLIESE 581g BOOK THREE by SE Smith
Sergi Lazaroff is a weapons expert and a member of the Russian FSB, also known as the Federal Security Service Bureau—a nice term for his true profession as a spy. Assigned to the Project Gliese 581g exploration team, his job was supposed to be simple—find out what was in space, retrieve the technology, and return home with it, if possible. When he wakes up on an alien planet, Sergi knows the last part of his mission will be impossible. Instead, he must use his military training and skills to survive in a world where he doesn’t know the rules.
La’Rue Gant’s search for the mysterious occupant of the pod that landed on the assassins’ planet of Turbinta quickly turns into a game of predator versus prey. She found what she was looking for—and discovers that the ancient legends may be true when the tables are unexpectedly turned, and she becomes the hunted. What she doesn’t expect is the powerful reaction she has to this man from another world.
When word reaches them that another member of the Gliese’s crew was found, Sergi and La’Rue embark on a mission to save that crew member at any cost. Caught in the middle of an alien civil war, two fighters from vastly different backgrounds must come together to fight for the survival of the Knights of the Gallant Order, even as the Legion forces close in around them. Can they slip through the traps set up to snare them, or will the Legion Director finally capture not one, but two of the prophesied ancient Knights of the Gallant Order?
VERONICA’S DRAGON (ICEHOME BOOK 2) by Ruby Dixon
VS Note: Love her heroine’s name LOL.
It’s a given on the ice planet, forced upon you by the parasitic symbiont called the ‘khui’. With resonance, a guy and a girl are paired up because they’ll make great babies. It’s a survival mechanism necessary for this sparsely-populated world we’re stranded on…and romantic, in a weird, alien way.
Everyone expects resonance to happen when twenty newcomers are dropped onto the frosty world. I doubt anyone expects the gorgeous, golden god named Ashtar to resonate to someone like me, though. He’s fierce. Flirty. Powerful. Disgustingly handsome.
I’m…not any of those things. I’m bland. Boring. Clumsy.
But resonance seems to think we’d be great together. And Ashtar does, too.
HEART’S PREY by Natalina Reis
The world Jia and Cees knew no longer exists. Amidst chaos and terror, they find each other and fall in love—a love that goes against all castes’s rules. As their civilization is ravaged by genetically-altered beasts, the caste system relied upon for ages crumbles. The privileged and wealthy are just as vulnerable to the onslaught as are the disadvantaged.
Faced with impossible odds and unsettling secrets about their society, Jia and Cees must decide which part of their dying world to take with them and what they should leave behind. As they travel in search of a safe haven, they face unspeakable horrors, which shake deep-rooted beliefs and their old way of life.
Will they look past prejudice and centuries-old traditions to join forces against annihilation? Or will they give in to society’s pressure and fight alone?
TEXAS RANGERS (DIVISION ONE BOOK 6) by Stephanie Osborn
It’s time for Alpha One to take a vacation! Traveling to The Ranch, a field station in western Texas near the famed Pecos River, the pair relax and unwind, riding horseback, picnicking, and generally having fun…
…Until they discover a team of alien assassins sneaking across the landscape and headed to Dallas, to take out the President of the United States on a campaign junket!
Meanwhile, back at Headquarters and unknown to him, Echo’s estranged mother–who believed him killed years before, when he entered the Agency–lies unconscious in a regeneration pod, while the medlab staff, led by Zebra, works frantically to save her life: Shortly before their vacation, Omega discovered that Nalin Bryant had developed a particularly virulent form of cancer.
Can Alpha One infiltrate the assassin team without being killed? Can Alpha Line stop the assassination of the U.S. President? And can Zebra save Echo’s mother’s life and return her to her son, or will Echo lose one–or both–of the two women who mean the world to him?
WORLDS APART (WARRIORS OF RISNAR) by Tracy St. Johns
After escaping her alien captors, Anneliese Thompson has reclaimed her life on Earth, but she never forgot the Risnarish man who set her free. Now he’s back with an ominous message—the Monsuda are coming for her again. To survive, she must return to his planet and let his people help her. But this former soldier is done sitting on the sidelines—this time, Anneliese wants in on the fight.
Risnar warrior and scientist Nex Clauhahz searches for the former captives he freed from the Monsudan hive. Anneliese’s fire and strength instantly draw him to her. He vows to do whatever it takes to protect her, even if he has to save her from herself.
As alliances are threatened and new enemies are uncovered, Nex and Anneliese search for a way to defeat their common foe. With everything she cares for teetering on the verge of destruction, including her own warrior strength, Anneliese must prove her loyalty and worth—and embrace a second chance at love and a life worth living.
ON HIGHLAND TIME by Lexi Post
When someone changes history, affecting the future, Diana Montgomery, the most experienced agent of Time Weavers, Inc., travels back to 1306 Scotland to change it back. Her mission, to find the culprit and ensure a minor clan chief dies in battle as he originally had.
Diana is well-prepared to infiltrate the small MacPherson clan. What she’s not prepared for is Torr MacPherson, the ruggedly handsome warrior with a kind heart and a steadfast loyalty—the Laird she’s supposed to ensure dies.
PIRATE CONSORT (TELEPATHIC SPACE PIRATES BOOK 2) by Carysa Locke
Mercy is no longer a fugitive running for her life and hiding from the family she left behind. She thought the hardest part of going home was going to be surviving the dangerous, psychically gifted pirates she calls family, but the truth is far more complicated, and her relatives aren’t quite as murderous as she remembers.
Now Mercy is their Queen, a role she never wanted. When a peace summit with the pirates’ greatest enemies ends in disaster, Mercy’s new life spins out of control. The Talented people she is supposed to be uniting are on the verge of a bloody war that will only end when all of them are dead.
Her consort, Reaper, is a psychic Killer, a man much more accustomed to taking lives than to saving them. And Mercy has never been responsible for anyone but herself. Now, she must embrace her role as queen and uncover the truth in a complicated web of psychic Talents and politics. If she doesn’t unravel a hundred years of hostility, everyone she loves will die.
MY FAIR CAPTAIN (THE SCI-REGENCY SERIES BOOK 1) by J L Langley
When Intergalactic Navy Captain Nathaniel Hawkins goes undercover to investigate the theft of an IN weapons stash, the mission raises painful memories from his past. Using a title he fled nearly two decades earlier, Nate once again becomes the Earl of Deverell, heir to the Duke of Hawthorne, in order to navigate the ins and outs of a Regency world. But planet Regelence—where young lords are supposed to remain pure until marriage—has a few surprises for Nate, not least of which is his attraction to Prince Aiden.
A talented artist, Prince Aiden Townsend isn’t interested in politics and the machinations of society gentlemen, and he adamantly rejects the idea of marriage and a consort. Aiden wants the freedom to pursue his art and determine his own future. But the arrival of the dashing and mysterious Deverell awakens feelings of passion and longing the young prince can’t deny.
As Nate uncovers a conspiracy reaching far beyond the stolen weapons, his future is irrevocably altered by the temptations of a life he never thought he could have. Drawn into the web of intrigue, Aiden is in danger of losing his life… and his heart.
TARGET ACQUIRED (BROTHER ASSASSINS) by Jolie Mason
Gara will make a perfect operative, or, at least, that’s what Devlin tells himself when he recruits her for Nova Team. She’s just the kind of woman who can be anything she needs to be to get the job done. So, why is he so reluctant to put her out there?
There’s something about the colony that makes her feel something new, a desire to stay put for a while, so Gara has decided to fight for the Brax, the alien natives of Freedom Colony, who have taken her in…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
DEEP BOUNTY (INTER-GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTER BOOK 5) by KD Jones
Elsa Carson has the perfect job as an inter-galactic bounty hunter and she’s great at it. However, something was still missing in her life. She exceeded in all areas except her personal life. That became blatant to her as she takes on her next case and finds herself attracted to the man she is hunting. The thing about Elsa is, she always gets her man.
THE SECURITY GUY (OFFICE ALIENS BOOK 3) by V C Lancaster
Anna has been sent to the San Diego branch of the Department of Extra-Terrestrial Immigration from her London PR company to negotiate a contract. Her job is to help improve the public image of the local Teissian refugee community after it has come under attack from a local politician.
On her first day there, she is invited to the office Christmas party. The next morning, she wakes up beside a tall scaled alien named Khy. Anna just wants to forget it ever happened – not that either of them can actually remember what happened – but Khy is insistent. In his culture, he is now honour-bound to stay by her side, at least until she can prove she’s not pregnant. Anna knows it’s impossible, but she can’t get rid of him, and what’s worse is that she’s due at her brother’s for Christmas in a matter of days.
With no other choice, she and Khy have to pretend to be in love for real so he can join her in New Hampshire for the holidays. When their relationship is suddenly exposed in the worst possible way, and Anna becomes a target for anti-Teissian protesters, Khy has to be her bodyguard as well as her boyfriend.
With everything spiralling out of Anna’s normally tight control, Khy is the only one she can rely on. But what does that mean when the inevitable happens, and they’re forced to admit she’s not pregnant? With nothing keeping them together, they have to make a choice. Was any of it real? Or were they just a drunken mistake from the start?
WARRIOR’S PURPOSE (CADI WARRIORS BOOK 5) by Stephanie West
Abby has fought long and hard against the undertow of grief trapping her family. Her sister, Providence, went missing nearly a year earlier, yet their father adamantly refuses to abandon the search. Abby struggles to maintain hope, but the loss hurts too much and life must go on, right? Finally beginning to accept her new normal, she’s unprepared for the arrival of two strange men who claim to know her sister while spouting stories of alien invaders. Worse, the giants looked more like demons than aliens with their blood red skin, and their unbelievable tale is just as cruel.
Ashtoret was honored to be chosen for the mission that would save the human homeworld, although that wasn’t his only reason for going to Earth. He made a solemn oath to his friend Providence that he would bring word to her family she was safe. Never in his wildest dreams did Ashtoret think he’d discover his singular purpose for being on the hostile blue planet.
Caught in the crossfire, Abby doesn’t know what to think, but she can’t stand by when all hell rains down upon their strange visitors. With threats closing in from all quarters, Ashtoret must fight to hold onto his sexy, brave human.
SCASHRA (WARRIORS OF CADIR) by Stella Sky
The humans and the Parduss aliens have made a truce. We would grant them
eight human breeders each year to help their species survive if we could send
a science unit to research their planet.
I am part of the inaugural event, coming on as a biologist, secretly looking for
the Parduss who was responsible for killing my friend two years earlier.
When we land on Cadir we’re greeted by the son of their king. He is sexy, surly, and
obviously up to no good. His brother is equally as hostile and dangerous and I soon
see their fiery rivalry is going to cause trouble.
My attraction to the Parduss Scashra is overwhelming and I soon learn that he is just
as eager to pleasure me as I am. But, when his reputable family starts turning against
each other, our relationship is in the crossfire.
PERFECT (HER REVERSE GENUS BOOK 1) by Adell Ryan
My name is Thessaly, and at 22, I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Living with my parents, going to college, and hanging out with friends is pretty much the extent of my mediocre life. The biggest drama I have going on with me is fighting a growing attraction toward my best friend Bram. Oh and avoiding needles—specifically ones that draw my blood.
See, on January 27, 2044, the DNA Networking Act was set into action. This new law provides those in authority to gather genetic information from citizens in an effort to achieve nationwide resistance to diseases and other weaknesses. Sounds promising, right?
Maybe. But to me, it infringes on a person’s freedom. The act prohibits citizens from declining to undergo genetic testing when summoned, and the deadline for everyone to voluntarily submit a DNA sample is fast approaching. I’m avoiding the process as long as possible.
Until one night the unthinkable happens: I’m ruthlessly abducted. Bleeding is no longer voluntary… it’s a requirement. And as it turns out, my captors aren’t anything like I expected.
VARIANT by J Q Baldwin
Super Hero? Hardly. Humanitarian? No.
A third generation Variant with a few quirks to overcome, Delilah simply wants to vanish among the throng of a decrepit civilization but will the tether to the world she left behind drag her slowly, inevitably back in with a deceiving promise?
The paparazzi can’t get enough of infamous bad boy Giovanni Ferraro. But unknown to them–and the women he beds–he’s just playing a role. Keeping the spotlight on himself keeps it off the family business. And if this lethal shadow rider can’t hunt in the dark, he’ll find his pleasure elsewhere…
Sasha Provis grew up on a Wyoming ranch and thought she knew how to protect herself from predators. But in the nightclub where she works, she’s fair game–until one of the owners steps in to protect her. Giovanni is gorgeous. He’s dangerous. And his every touch takes her breath away.
The devil at her heels may have finally met its match.
TORCHED: A DRAGON ROMANCE (DARK KINGS) by Donna Grant
The King of Silvers. Cunning, perceptive, resourceful. Determined. Banished from Dreagan eons ago because of a betrayal that shattered his entire existence, his sole focus in life is to exact revenge against the Dragon Kings. A formidable fighter with centuries of rage on his side, Ulrik will stop at nothing to take down those who exiled him.
He has been alone, trusting no one for thousands of years. Until she walks into his life. He should not yearn for her, but there is no stopping the fiercely burning attraction. When he’s with her, he isn’t thinking of war or revenge. He only thinks of her, craves her. Burns for her. But soon he will be forced to choose: Will he continue on his course of destruction or will he be able to set aside his vengeance to save the woman who risked everything for him.
RENEGADE (BLOOD OF THE CUSTODIANS BOOK 2) by Sharonlee Holder
As the war between the Fates and the resistance rages on, Colin Murphy—bastard son of Hades—finds himself caught between his loyalty to Eros and a past that threatens to destroy him.
Pursued by Persephone’s bounty hunters, and with a pissed-off daemon to contend with, there is one thing that Murphy knows for sure – Hailey, the human he now shares his mind and body with, is innocent in all of it. She is a firefly flickering in the darkness of his black existence, and he will do anything and everything to protect her.
Hailey was groomed to be a socialite, with her entire future mapped out for her. Nothing could have prepared her for the abrupt ending to that life—or the impact of living in such close, intimate confines with a forsaken son of Hell. He’s powerful, he’s dangerous…and he’s her only hope of escaping the dark forces that pursue her.
GRIGOR (DRAGON HEARTS 5) by Carole Mortimer
Grigor Pendragon is nearer to turning feral than any of his brothers, of making that final shift and remaining in his dragon form. If— When this happens, his brothers will have no choice but to kill him, before he harms any humans, who for sixteen hundred years haven’t known of their existence.
The only thing that will stop Grigor’s last and fatal shift is meeting and claiming his fated mate, the one woman meant just for him.
Gayle Wilson is independent and outspoken, a computer geek, and she has no idea her sister, Holly, is now the mate of a dragon shifter, or that Dylan’s seven brothers are also dragon shifters.
What she does know is that she’s being kept a virtual prisoner at Pendragon Castle, the family’s home in North Wales…(more blurb on ebook seller site…)
PROWL (JACQUI THE CAT MYSTERIES BOOK 1 ) by Alexis Duran
VS Note: Alexis released all 3 books in the series at once, so I’m showing all 3 covers, but the blurb and link are for Book 1. I’ve always enjoyed Alexis’s books in the past, plus I’ve been loving the snippets she’s shared weekly from the first book, so the series is definitely on my TBR.
Jacqui Corleone is a fashion designer, a yoga-instructor and a concerned citizen who selflessly helps the police solve crimes. Oh, and he occasionally turns into a small wild cat. Probably due to a wizard’s curse or an evil government plot to create super warriors.
Or, he’s a cat cursed to turn into a human and only the bite of a sexy alpha lion will allow him to remain in his superior form of Cat.
Jacqui does not have a split personality, but sometimes his cat personality can get rather loud.
Jacqui Corleone is a cat shifter who doesn’t know why or how he turns into a cat. He lives a solitary life in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He’s not afraid of intimacy (yes, he is) but sensibly refrains from potentially awkward entanglements. Unfortunately, the sexy new deputy sheriff just moved in across the street and Jacqui’s vow not to get mixed up with island dudes is sorely challenged.
When the mysterious disappearance of three blue pots draws Jacqui to investigate, he prowls ever deeper into danger–and into the arms of Deputy Wyatt West (he wishes).
WOLF OF HER OWN (SALVATION SERIES) by N J Walters
Mikhail Matheson may be an outsider in Salvation, but he stays with the pack to be close to his sister. It has nothing to with the fact that Elise—the most fascinating woman he’s ever laid eyes on—is part of the pack. Mikhail has wanted Elise for years, but being with her could cost him his life. Soon he’ll have to decide if he’s going to leave the pack or risk it all to pursue a place at her side.
After escaping her abusive mate, Elise LaForge has made a home in Salvation with her sons. She never expected to have her emotions stirred up by the always serious and seriously handsome Mikhail. But can she finally put her past behind her and dare to move on?
When danger creeps into the pack, both she and Mikhail have to be willing to sacrifice everything to have a chance at love.
SILVER HOLLOW: 2018 EDITION (BORDERLANDS SAGA) by Jennifer Silverwood
VS Note: Author states this is a 2012 novel updated and revised.
Amie Wentworth trusts books more than people. After her parents’ deaths ten years before, she writes fiction to escape reality. A timely invitation from her long-lost uncle arrives, but she’s used to ignoring the mysterious surrounding her life.
Until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a handsome stranger. Soon Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.
After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, she discovers a world beyond imagining. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane. Faced with an impossible choice, Amie is forced to confront a deadly family legacy while remembering a life she soon wishes to forget.
SUPAY (THE UNSEEN BOOK 1) by L A Boruff
Five years of nothingness.
Riley lived with pain and loss every second of every day. Her husband and child disappeared without a trace. They were gone and they were never coming back. Only emptiness resides within her now.
A mysterious man shows up at her door offering her answers she never thought she’d get. He gives her peace after all this time. Until it all turns deadly.
Dark secrets come to light. Chaos overtakes her life. Danger like she never imagined is now her reality.
She’ll find the strength within her to survive. She’ll find allies in men she never expected.
The truth will set her free … or destroy her entirely.
THE VALKYRIE’S PRINCES by Quinn Arthurs
In a world full of winged warriors, what difference can a wingless girl make?
Surrounded by powerful Valkyries, Emberly’s wingless status is viewed as a curse. She never expected to be more than a slave and a training subject for the warriors. A chance rescue by the Princes of Ardenia changes her life – but is it for the better?
Thrown into a world of politics, legends, and bigotry, Emberly must try to find a way to survive. With the help of the Princes– Suneel, Jett, Blaine, Hunter, and Flynn–she begins to learn not only about life outside of the barracks, but about what it truly means to be loved.
BLOOD MOON (BEAR SHERIFF BOOK 1) by Becca Fanning
Sheriff Marcus Stone was torn between two identities: lawbringer and outcast. He gets enough pushback from the locals when he’s helping with their petty disputes, but his bright golden eyes don’t do him any favors. Two years on the job and they still don’t trust a Shifter in a position of power. But what could he do but bury himself in his work? Especially after that horrible night he doesn’t speak of…
Angie Campbell had one God-given irrefutable talent: making dead-end one horse towns palatable for big business and development. Where everyone else saw tumbleweeds, she saw commerce and community. It just needed a helping hand, and that’s where she came in. One look at Charming, Arizona and she knew she had her work cut out for her. But before she could even get the ball rolling, a murder brings her under the scrutiny of the dark and mysterious town Sheriff. He wasn’t much of a talker, but she couldn’t deny being drawn to him…
With a murderer on the loose, Angie’s life is in danger. With Stone’s dark past, his future is in peril. Will they find the beauty in one another or be town apart by the chaos all around them?
HEART OF THE WITCH (WITCHES OF KEATING HOLLOW BOOK 2) by Deanna Chase
Welcome to Keating Hollow, the enchanted village where love, cupcakes, and magic collide.
There are only three things that were ever important to Noel Townsend—love, family, and magic. Two out of three aren’t bad. She’s blessed with a large close-knit family and her magic has never been stronger. But love? That ended three years ago when her husband walked out on her and her daughter and never looked back.
These days Noel only has room in her pieced-together heart for her six-year old daughter. But when Drew Baker shows up on the doorstep of her inn with news of her husband, fate has other plans. And so does Drew. If he can get past her defenses, Drew is going to do everything in his power to heal the heart of a witch.
FREYJA’S DAUGHTER (WILD WOMEN BOOK 1) by Rachel Pudelek
Faline Frey is a bounty-hunter, more comfortable relying on perp files and handcuffs than using her huldra powers to take down a suspect. No sense in catching the unwanted attention of her local Hunter authority, a group of holy soldiers born to police the supernatural and keep Wild Women—huldras, mermaids, succubi, rusalki and harpies—in check.
All that changes the night she heads out for a date, hoping to get lucky. Instead, she gets screwed.
Now her sister is missing, along with Wild Women from all over the country. The Hunters are on her tail and the one person offering to help is her ex-lover, Officer Marcus Garcia, who has just enough ties to the supernatural world. To unite her enemies against their common foe, Faline will need to convince the Wild Women to do the one thing she fears most—exhume their power buried deep beneath centuries of oppression. That is, if she can keep them from killing each other.
CIRCLE OF BLOOD BOOK FOUR: LOVER’S ABSOLUTION by R A Steffan and Jaelynn Woolf
Normally, avoidance would be the obvious solution. At least, it would be if the werewolves in question weren’t holding a newly turned six-year-old vampire child as a prisoner. Alone in London, it’s up to Xander to rescue the boy before he can fall into the hands of Bael’s sadistic servant, Bastian Kovac.
That mission that becomes exponentially more difficult when Xander discovers the identity of the mysterious female werewolf acting as the boy’s guardian. With the forces of darkness closing in from all directions, nothing is as it seems.
There’s a reason vampires and werewolves don’t mix. Of course, in more than a hundred and twenty years, no one has ever accused Xander of playing by the rules.
Why should he start now?
UNMERCIFUL (A FORBIDDEN BOND NOVEL BOOK 3) by Cat Miller
Lindsay Roselle’s biggest worry should have been what to wear under her robe at her college graduation, not how she was going to survive the night as a newly turned vampire. After catching the attention of the Rogue, a vampire out to destroy the Vampire Nation, Lindsay was forced to undergo the change herself. Convinced she’s fated for an end worse than death, Lindsay had all but given up until she’s rescued…by the last person she ever expected to see again.
Kayden Paris wasn’t anything like the playboy Lindsay remembered from the night they shared together…and she wouldn’t have forgotten the fangs. Kayden is the heir to his vampire clan and son of the mightiest warrior in the Vampire Nation, but even he may not be able to heal all the wounds Lindsay suffered at the hands of the Rogue.
In a life fraught with secrets, lies, and deadly enemies, Lindsay must first learn to trust herself in order to survive.
FORGOTTEN SPECTERS: THE FATED WINGS SERIES BOOK 2 by C R Jane
Eva has forgotten something.
Hints of another life, and who she really is, are whispered to her in dreams, visions, and in her interactions with people who seem to know more about her then they let on. Eva’s struggle to find out who or what she is, all while navigating the real world for the first time, is complicated by the confusing relationships she has begun to develop with the three men she has fallen for. Will Eva ever find her happy ending, or will forgotten specters change the course of all she is coming to know?
BITTEN UNDER FIRE (BRAVO TEAM WOLF) by Heather Long
Bianca Devlin’s work is her life. Now, she’s finally taking a vacation…and guerillas hit her resort to kidnap a diplomat’s son. She does the only thing that makes sense—intervene to save the child’s life. Being dragged into the jungle with a scared kid she’s determined to protect was definitely not how she saw this trip ending.
After she returns to Texas, the last person Bianca expected to see was Sergeant Carlos “Cage” Castillo, the member of Bravo Team WOLF that helped rescue her. Nevertheless, there he is, living across the street from the house she just bought. The coincidence is alarming, but she has to admit, his presence isn’t entirely unwanted.
But there’s something off about Cage—the way he can move without a sound or the weird way his eyes seem to almost glow at times. And how can Bianca manage her growing attraction, when everything she knows about him and his reason for being there, turns out to be a lie?
WINGS OF SPIRIT (PROTECTED BY DRAGONS BOOK 3) by G Bailey
Isola is finally back in Dragca, but nothing is the same when she is hunted and betrayed by everyone she meets. With one of her dragon guards fighting for his life, time is running out.
When the seers come to her aid, lies and blood are their price. With two battles on her hands, one for their freedom and one for her dragon guards, Isola has a lot to fight for….and a lot to lose.
The dragon guard curse must be broken, for fire has finally fallen for ice…but is death the final price?
THE GIFT (THE POCKET WATCH CHRONICLES) by Ceci Giltenan
Tavish Ranald, Laird Ranald’s heir must marry. It’s his duty. But he isn’t ready. He loves someone he can never have. How can he marry his father’s choice, Claire Morrison, when another lass holds his heart and always will?
Cassandra Wren Calloway is a wealthy American heiress who prefers to be free-spirited college student Cassie Wren. But when she loses her soulmate and both her spirit and heart are broken, she’s not sure how she can move on.
Then Gertrude, an immortal spirit, offers Cassie the opportunity to begin healing by spending sixty days in another time, as another person. Cassie jumps at the chance. She wakes as Claire Morrison, in fourteenth century Scotland, and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.
The only problem is Tavish Ranald.
FINDING THE POWER WITHIN: SEASIDE WOLF PACK BOOK 3 by C C Masters
Anna needs to find her way out of the mysterious and confusing new world that she was dragged into. Her captors want to use her for their own benefit, but can Anna turn the situation around on them?
Meanwhile, the pack is desperate to get Anna back, but that’s not the only battle they are fighting.
THE DOUBTED (FBI PSYCHICS BOOK 7) by Shiloh Walker
An untrained psychic, a marked man—all odds are against them.
Nyrene Goldman is having one hell of a bad week. First she finds out that her boyfriend isn’t just a two-timing bastard. He’s actually married, and she’s the other woman. Then she’s in a car wreck. The next day she wakes up with the headache to end all headaches…and she’s hearing voices and seeing visions. When those visions start to come true, she doesn’t know whether she’s going crazy or if the wreck rattled her brain.
A trip to the hospital puts her on a collision course with one seriously sexy cop. At the sight of him, everything in her screams DANGER!
Officer Bennett “Dev” Deverall is a man with a target on his back. One of the few good police officers in a nest of vipers, he’s doing his damnedest to put together a case to take out the dirty cops—before they get him. If there’s one thing he doesn’t need, it’s a damsel in distress, but while his armor might be a little tarnished these days, he’s never been one to walk away from somebody who needs him…(more blurb on e book seller site…)
TRUST ME (A KINDRED NOVEL) by Moxie North
VS Note: One clicked this one! A new-to-me author but I liked the Look Inside sample…
Running Thayr International took all of Kindred shifter Gideon’s focus. He kept his clan and family his top priority, not knowing when he would hear the mating call. He’d never met anyone that he’d even considered until a quiet woman caught his eye and his interest. She didn’t know it, but when Gideon puts his mind to something, he gets what he wants.
Faye Dixon knew that finishing her veterinary assistant program was the key to changing her life. She could leave the life of a mail clerk behind and find satisfaction and joy working with animals. Until then, there was always the chance she’d catch a glimpse of the most handsome Kindred she’d ever seen on her daily rounds. Those days were the best. Gideon wasn’t someone who would be interested in her, but a girl could dream.
Faye had no idea that calling in sick for a few days would change her life forever. A Kindred mate and a new future was on the table. All Faye had to do was trust Gideon of Clan Othala was meant to be hers and show this billionaire shifter that there is more to life than work.
IN ANOTHER TIME: THE TIME HAS COME by Sage Young
Jasper Davenne walked into the large ballroom and his presence was felt instantly. At six feet four inches, he was taller than most of the men in the room. His dark wavy hair was in stark contrast to his beautiful sea green eyes. Jasper had come home to Louisiana from London England, for the sole purpose of attending his parent’s annual soiree, the Sorcerers Ball. As he turned to face a gentleman trying to get his attention he saw her—the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. The sight of Clarissa Trudeau took Jasper’s breath away. He knew the moment he laid eyes on her that she would be his forever.
The sight of Charlotte Trudeau stopped James Donavan in his tracks. Why was he drawn to a woman that he had never met? He watched as her stilettos clicked across the tiled floor while she rushed for the elevator. The suit she wore, hugged all her curves as her long thick black hair swayed with her swift pace. James watched carefully as she entered the elevator and turned to face the front—then it struck him, he was looking at the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. He walked quickly to catch the elevator and got there just as the doors began to close.
Travel two hundred years through the dark world of sorcery where love, betrayal, and loss is thrust into their lives. Follow souls moving in time as the love of Jasper and Clarissa, James and Charlotte maneuver through space and time.
FEELING HIS PASSION (EMPATHIC SHIFTERS Book 1) By C J Jones
VS Note: Author Cynthia Sax mentioned this one, from February.
Jake Carrington, a former Marine and billionaire owner of The Preserve Hotel and Casino, is frustrated with his life of loneliness. He’s always lived for duty and honor, but he’s always been missing something: the love of his life. But, after all this time, he knows that she can’t possibly exist…
Until the day she walks into his life.
Cathryn Harvey, a former Navy IT tech and a current cocktail waitress at The Preserve, is hiding a secret. Fiercely independent and in complete control of her life, working at the casino has allowed her the anonymity she needs to keep herself safe from her past. But when she meets the sexy man who stirs her blood in a way she’s never known before, Cathryn struggles with letting her guard down. Something about this sensual and captivating man seems familiar, different, and has set fire to her senses.
But when someone from her past returns and threatens to rip her world apart, Cathryn may be forced to choose between a man who could be her future and a man who will try his best to end it.
A PASSION FOR HAUNTED FASHION by Rose Pressey
VS Note: Not a romance but I loved the story concept!
Folks say the Sugar Creek Theater is haunted. But that doesn’t scare off Cookie Chanel, owner of Georgia’s chicest vintage clothing store, It’s Vintage Y’All—especially since Cookie talks to the ghost of her grandmother every day through her cat Wind Song. Still, after she agrees to be in charge of costumes for a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, she’s surprised to find the specter of a young woman in the theater, keeping watch over a trunk of 1950s dresses. And when Cookie’s best friend Heather is found standing over a stabbed actor, she has two mysteries to solve. This is not a dress rehearsal. A desperate killer is waiting in the wings. If Cookie doesn’t tread the boards lightly, it’ll be curtains for her as well.
VS Note: And just in case you missed it last week, mentioning my own new release one more time! (And if you already bought the book – I hope you’ll enjoy the story and thank you!!!)
JADRIAN: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 3)
Taura Dancer has been pushed to her limits by alien torturers known as the Khagrish and is ready to die when suddenly the lab where she’s held as a prisoner is taken down by an armed force of soldiers.
The man who rescues her from a burning cell block is Jadrian of the Badari, a genetically engineered alien warrior with as many reasons to hate the Khagrish as Taura has. This set of shared past experiences and the circumstances of her rescue create an unusual bond between them.
Safe in the hidden base where Jadrian and his pack take her, Taura struggles to regain her lost memories and overcome constant flashbacks during which she lashes out at all who come near. Only Jadrian can recall her from the abyss of her visions and hallucinations.
As the war against the Khagrish continues, it becomes increasingly critical to find out who she really is and how she can help in the fight. Until she can control her terrors and trust her own impulses, Taura’s too afraid to pursue the promise of happiness a life with Jadrian as her mate might offer.
When he’s captured by the dreaded enemy, will she step forward to help save him, or will she remain a prisoner of her past?
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
My standard Notes and Caveats:
The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.