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).
ALIEN ATTRACTION (ALIEN MATE 2) by Cara Bristol
VS note: I was fortunate enough to have an ARC of this novel and enjoyed it, especially the reality show aspects!
How insane is it to marry an alien as a publicity stunt?
I’m Sunny Weathers. You probably recognize me from my reality show, Sunny Weathers’ Excellent Adventures. I’ve had to perform a lot of crazy stunts in my career, but this one takes the cake! The producers are sending me to another planet to become an alien’s mail order bride. I’m not allowed to tell anybody it’s a gimmick, and as soon my contract is up, I’ll be leaving planet Dakon. Unfortunately, I hadn’t counted on my attraction to Mr. Tall, “Darq,” and Handsome…
I’m Darq. The moment I laid eyes on the female with pretty mud-colored hair and a sunny smile, I knew she was mine. Competition for females is fierce, and I was determined to claim a mate from the latest shipment from Earth, so I broke the rules. If anyone finds out, my own brother would banish me to the icy wilderness, and I’d lose my mate. I will do anything to keep her.
NO LIMIT (THE DRIFT BOOK 5) by Susan Hayes
yran Varosa and Braxon Torr are on a mission. Find an inhabitable planet. Start a new colony. Escape the archaic rules and traditions of the Vardarian homeworld. They never expected to find their mate along the way, and they never imagined she’d be a diminutive human female with pink hair and a warrior’s spirit.
Phaedra Kari has been called a lot of things in her life: trouble, cyber-jockey, lunatic, hacker, but never someone’s mate – not until an alien prince and his best friend arrive at the Drift. She’s got plans of her own, and they don’t include mating anyone, not even a pair of gorgeous aliens whose every touch tempts her to say yes.
When corporate backstabbing progresses to real-life murder, these three will need to come together to ensure the survival of their plans, their friends, and each other.
HIS EARTH MAIDEN: A QURILIXEN WORLD NOVEL (SPACELORDS BOOK 4) by Michelle M Pillow
Former elite Federation soldier, now turned space pirate, Jackson Burke has done his best to turn his life around—for the better. He isn’t prepared when fate leaves a woman’s safety totally in his hands. Since heroes don’t leave a damsel in distress—and despite being outlaw pirates, the crew considers themselves the good guys—Jackson assumes responsibility for the beauty. It’s enough that his ship is held together by rust and sheer will, now he’s got to keep this good guy thing straight and not give into the urges the sassy female brings out in him. Raisa is everything a man could want and for some reason she seems to like him, rough edges and all, but he’s on the Federation’s wanted list and they aren’t known to back down.
ADORED BY THE ALIEN ASSASSIN (WARRIORS OF THE LATHAR BOOK 5) by Mina Carter
The Emperor’s Shadow, Xaandryn, is not a warrior. He’s something else, whatever else, the Emperor needs him to be. An assassin, and, it seems… now he’s a delivery boy. Sent to earth to retrieve the Lady Jessica’s sick sister, he’s anticipating an easy trip and, if he spends a little time getting to know the local culture… well, that’s just a perk of the job. Right?
Human women though are endlessly fascinating, especially Jac Wright, the sick lady’s nurse. He’d thought the warriors who’d fallen for human women had defective genes, that there was something wrong in their makeup that allowed them to fall prey to their human mates. But Jac is… something else. Tiny. Delicate. Beautiful.
When his mission goes sideways, and an attack puts a couple of them in danger, he escapes earth with not one, but two human women in his care. After all… she’s only one tiny little woman. What could possibly go wrong? (…more blurb on ebook seller site…)
ANGEL MINE (AZURA CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Vijaya Schartz
What in the frozen hells of Laxxar prompted Fianna to pursue her quarry to this forbidden blue planet? Well, she needs the credits… badly. But as if crashing in the jungle wasn’t bad enough, none of her high-tech weapons work. She’ll have to go native, after the most wanted felon in five galaxies. It’s not just her job. It’s personal.
Acielon has never seen an outworlder like this fascinating female, strangely beautiful, and fierce, like the feline predator loping at her side. He always dreamed of exploring the universe, despite the legends… and the interdiction. Is it truly a hellish place of violence, lies and suffering? If it spawned this intriguing creature, it must also be a place of wonders, adventure and excitement.
Fianna’s instincts tell her someone is watching. Sheba, her telepathic feline partner, doesn’t seem worried… yet, something on Azura isn’t quite right.
CYBORGS’ CLAIM by Michele Mills
Three outlaw Cyborgs. One human female…
Axel, Steel and Gage.
Merciless supersoldiers. Forbidden cybernetic experiments gone awry. They escaped from their Hurlian programmers and now live hidden in a desolate area of space where few enter and none leave.
They crave one female to claim, one who will satisfy all their desires. But Cyborgs are illegal, so finding a mate has proven difficult.
As a survivor of horrific abuse at the hands of her alien captors, this tiny female from the original planet is both strong and fierce. Her white-hot desire brings all three men to their knees.
SARAZEN’S HUNT ( SARAZEN SAGA NOVEL BOOK 4) by Isabel Wroth
Newly-appointed Commander Kalix has been tasked with a crucial mission for the Sarazen race: discover the fates of the remaining human starships, and bring home the survivors—if there are any left, that is…
His crew come upon the wrecked remains of the Sestrenka, and the chattering captain’s logs set them on the trail of a human colony established over twenty years ago.
Moika, the hope of the starbound human race.
But as Kalix and his warriors grow closer in their search, the distress signals show there is something terribly wrong on Moika.
Something deathly wrong.
Alec, Firstborn Moika, is a hardened young woman and the defacto leader of the colony on Moika—because all that remain are she, her sister, and a ragtag band of Moika-born children.
The hostile natives who dwell in the water, known only as “Scylla,” have decimated the colony’s population.
When all hope seems lost, the Sarazen appear and offer the survivors sanctuary: an end to their suffering, an end to the running, and an end to the killings.
A return to civilization.
But for Alec, who spent most of her life herding and protecting the colony, it’s a bittersweet rescue. All she’s known is fighting but suddenly the gauzy promise of peace is dangled in front of her. Will the deep anger she feels at being an outsider ever subside?
ANTIDOTE : LOVE AND WAR BOOK 1 by R A Steffan
VS Note: From April. sounds good, on my TBR.
Skye Chantrell has just escaped a war zone.
She’s carrying the stolen antidote to a deadly bioweapon.
When her damaged shuttle crashes on a remote lunar outpost, she’s captured by the leader of a rogue group of barbaric aliens. Now her people’s fate—not to mention her own—rests in the hands of the Seven Systems’ most feared and hated criminal.
A man with the face of a brutal thug, and the eyes of an angel.
Hunter Tarthasian has every reason to hate the Regime.
He and his comrades have gone rogue, vowing to use every means at their disposal to bring down the evil Premiere. Now, they’re wanted and on the run, holed up in an abandoned outpost while they plan their next move. The last thing Hunter needs is a female human civvy with a terrible secret crash-landing on his doorstep. Especially when she starts to awaken feelings in him that have no place in his life as a rebel leader.
Feelings that could very easily get all of them killed.
SE Smith’s Magic, NM Kindle World
VS Note: New releases in this Kindle World. (Yes, I did mention one of them last week but I’m catching up on all of them now.) On a side note, Amazon has announced the closing of the entire Kindle Worlds program. I’m assuming books on your kindle would remain but as I understand the situation secondhand (I don’t have any books in Kindle Worlds) there won’t be any new ones that aren’t already in the pipeline and at a certain point in time all KW books will be taken off sale. The KW world author-owners will have to decide how to go forward, as far as republishing or??? The world of indie publishing is always changing, for sure!
Amazon link for TOUCH OF DANGER. You can see the other titles in the Also Bought list there.
EARTH-GROUND: A XENO SAPIENS NOVEL (GENETICALLY ALTERED HUMANS BOOK 2) by Rena Marks
When futuristic Earth finds alien DNA and creates a new species of hybrids in hidden labs, Dr. Robyn Saraven helps the “creatures” escape. She uses her connections to establish their own city on Earth-Ground, where they can learn, grow, and avoid the corruption and greed that created them.
But peace doesn’t come easy. The new beings have memories that rise to the surface, along with the unknown traits of their ancestors. All the while, Earth watches and leaks information to the press.
Unfortunately, some secrets are best left unknown.
RUTHLESS (DETYEN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Starr Huntress and Kate Rudolph
Toran NaLosen has no future and no hope. His path is bleak: die at thirty or sacrifice his emotions to survive a few more years. Stranded on Earth and far from home, the last person he expects to meet is the one woman meant for him, his denya.
Iris Mason protects the Earth in her own way by investigating threats and reporting on them to the Sol Defense Agency. At work she’s thriving, but personally the past year has ground her down and tested her resolve. Still recovering from the implosion of her last relationship, she doesn’t want the risk that comes with a new man. But when her job puts her on a collision course with Toran, a lightning bolt of desire hits her and has her questioning everything.
These adversaries must forge an alliance if any bond between them stands a chance, but it may not just be their hearts at stake. An ancient foe of the Detyen race lurks wherever they look and he has a new target in his sights: Earth.
3013 ALLEGIANCE (3013 THE SERIES BOOK 15) by Laurie Roma
Dragon Warrior Amari Nazira has lived amongst the stars for centuries, traveling the universe and keeping watch over the known galaxies. She has lived her life for the greater good, but her true desire has always been far beyond her reach. Now, taking her destiny into her own hands, she must find the one male who can tame her wild heart.
After losing everything, Regent Roman Newgate dedicated his life to the Alliance. He thought duty was all he needed, but the moment he meets Amari, everything changes. She is like a flame, beautiful and deadly, yet the heat of one touch is all it takes to know she owns his heart. Their love may be fated, but they need to let go of their painful pasts before they can have a future together. However, time might not be on their side.
When a peaceful meeting of the races on the Delta Station is attacked, allegiances will be tested. Can Amari and Roman defeat the enemy before a war begins, or will everything the Alliance stands for be destroyed?
KARN (MY SINGLE ALIEN BOOK 3) by Arcadia Shield
Karn is a smooth-talking Forka, a hired gun, happy to work for whoever pays him. He’s free, single and not looking for anything serious. His work is dangerous and life is unpredictable. Then Ivy Blain knocks him off his feet and Karn’s focus changes. Can a cocksure, arrogant alien with a penchant for supertight bodysuits really change his ways when love finds him?
Ivy Blain is the PR whiz at My Single Alien. With a jaded heart and a bad habit of hiding her feelings, she finds being around all the happy couples matched at the agency exhausting. It also highlights her own loneliness and brings out her mean side. Although tempted to go on a few dates with the charming, ever so slightly smug Karn, she doesn’t trust him. She doesn’t trust anyone. No matter how gorgeous Karn is, Ivy does not believe in true love.
Karn risks his life and his heart when an old love comes to claim Ivy. Can he save her from making the biggest mistake of her life or will his habit of looking after himself first, second, and third stop them finding true love?
TAKEN BY THE XENSHI (XENSHI MATES BOOK 2) by Aria Bell
Kidnapped from Earth by alien slavers, Sophi and the other female captives have crash-landed on Xenshar. But their arrival was only the beginning. The seven-foot-tall Xenshi warriors, packed with muscle and skin the color of a sunset, see the human women as their salvation. In times past, a great fire killed many of their clan and only a few elderly females survived. The Xenshi are going extinct. But these young, healthy females mean the Xenshi will live—and can once again give birth to a new generation. And that’s exactly what the powerful Xenshi males plan to do.
After being captured and nearly eaten by a monstrous vriax, Sophi wants no part of being anyone’s mate. All she wants is for her flashbacks of being captured by the vriax to go away. So when a mating-crazed Xenshi named Naxar takes her captive, she is determined to escape. And maybe, if she’s lucky, she won’t have to do it alone. Maybe Rin—the handsome Xenshi with the big green eyes and the absolute certainty that she’s his mate—will come to her rescue. But only if he can reach her before the crazed Naxar mates with her first.
FUKUSHA MODEL EIGHT (THE HIKOBOSHI SERIES BOOK 3) by S J Pajonas
Yumi is pretty sure someone’s trying to kill her… and she can’t remember who. Undercover and alone in one of the most dangerous cities on the Southern Continent, she’s struggling to live through every day until she can find her new allies and get back to Rin. But when the mission goes wrong and Rin is kidnapped and held for ransom, Yumi must act fast. Not only are the yakuza on her tail, but the fearsome Fukusha Model Eight androids are after her too. With her short-term memory failing and war just around the corner, she can only stay alive by determining who’s telling the truth and who will do anything to lie to her and steal everything she has, including her life.
SHIFTER MATE MAGIC (ICE AGE SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Carol Van Natta
VS Note: I love Carol’s scifi romance books so I’ve one clicked this and can’t wait to read it!
Pregnant Jackie Breton just escaped from a corrupt feline pack intent on selling her half-shifter baby to the highest bidder. She’s smart, independent, and has a desperate plan to keep her baby safe: Get away from the pride as fast and far as possible.
Trevor Hammond, prehistoric bear shifter, has been rejected by everyone in his life for… being born, basically. Well, except for the beloved aunt who raised him. He’s built a career as an independent trucker, but life would be much better with someone he can hold in his arms and claim as his own.
When Jackie meets Trevor at a truck stop, his bear demands he help her. His aunt even calls with a dire warning: Get Jackie to the magical sanctuary town in Wyoming before she’s killed.
Jackie thinks he’s sexy as hell, but too good to be true. She doesn’t trust shifters. With the feline pride hot on her trail, however, Trevor and the quirky town of Kotoyeesinay might be her only chance for survival. Even Trevor’s indomitable bear may be no match for the dangerous enemy seeking retribution.
HARVEST SONG (OTHERWORLD BOOK 20) by Yasmine Galenorn
We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae agents of the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is the Queen of Dusk and Twilight. Menolly is now a vampire princess. And me? I’m Delilah, a two-faced werecat and the Autumn Lord’s only living Death Maiden. Even as Trytian’s father maintains the Daemon front raging against him, Shadow Wing is seeking greater power by draining his own armies of their lives. His necromancer Telazhar is dead, but the Demon Lord has found a new threat to move against us, putting my fiancé, Shade, in the most dangerous situation of his life…
Shadow Wing sends Yerghan the Blade after us. The warrior led the battle alongside Telazhar during the Scorching Wars, and was banished to the Sub-Realms along with the ancient necromancer. Now, his new mission: kill my sisters and me. When Yerghan attacks my home, Shade finds himself fighting for his life. Deep in a coma, he’s lost in the Realm of Wandering Souls. My sisters and I must journey there to find him and bring him back. But in order to do so, we must face our darkest fears, or forever risk losing my love among the mists of limbo.
PLANET DRAGOS: A NOVELLA OF THE ELDER RACES by Thea Harrison
Pia’s latest pregnancy has become a daily challenge, her relationship with Dragos strained with argument. That hasn’t stopped them from achieving a compromise and traveling to Las Vegas to celebrate their friend Rune’s wedding to his mate Carling.
From the moment they arrive, the trip goes awry. Death walks in Vegas, and Pia is kidnapped as an ancient enemy makes a move to destroy the Great Beast once and for all.
But the Great Beast has other plans.
On Planet Dragos everything goes the way he arranges it—unless someone decides to cross him, and God help them then, because he doesn’t know how to back down, and he doesn’t ever, ever let up.
HOW TO MARRY A WEREWOLF: A COURTSHIP & CLAW NOVELLA by Gail Carriger
The monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they’re her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge.
But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.
Backward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them. But there’s something special about Faith. Channing finds himself fighting to prove himself and defend his species. But this werewolf has good reason not to trust human women.
Even if they learn to love, can either of them forgive?
KNIGHT OF SWORDS (KNIGHTS OF THE TAROT BOOK 4) by Nina Mason
Finn MacKnight, a womanizing bartender in New Orleans, has no clue how the blood-red moon that appears in the sky one night (while he’s having yet another meaningless sexual encounter) is about to change his life in unbelievable ways. Then, the creepy-yet-caring uncle who adopted him as a baby, reveals the astonishing truth: Finn is a faery—an Avalonian drone, to be precise—and is to lead a rebellion in another world—against the wicked faery sorceress Morgan Le Fay.
In the thrilling adventure that follows, Finn meets Wella Lyon, who teaches him the ways of the ancient Celtic warriors, how to call forth his inner wolf, and the true meaning of love and intimacy.
But will the lessons Finn learns from Wella, the Druids of Brocaliande, and the knights from the previous books in this magical series prepare him to lead a coup d’état against Queen Morgan and her army of vampires? Only time…and an ancient prophecy…will tell.
HAUNTED by Ingrid St John
Camille Isaacs has all that Hollywood devours – likeability, looks, talent, and mass appeal. Her career is on the verge of stardom until a savage attack leaves Camille scarred and uncertain of her future in Hollywood. Now on the mend and getting her life and career back on track, Camille finds herself prey to a predator as she is faced with another demented attacker. Camille has a choice to make. Take her life back, or succumb to the perils that have been thrusted in front of her yet again. Is the attacker coming for revenge, or is it a copycat? It’s survival of the direst circumstance. Can she make it out a second time?
SANCTUM (SAVING SETORA BOOK 2) by Raven Dark and Petra J Knox
Once again, I find myself in a dangerous predicament.
Kidnapped by enemies of the Dark Legion, barbarians far more dangerous than my road warrior masters, escape remains out of reach. Even if I did get away, how would I survive, alone in the desert with Damien’s men still searching for me?
With the barbarian crew preparing to take me to a distant icy land I know nothing about, I can’t help but think of the masters I left behind—the road warrior pirates in leather cuts I shouldn’t want. I know I’ll never see them again. And even if they were to free me, what then? Would I want them as my masters?
Then at the last moment, I’m presented with something no slave has ever been given—a choice. A choice that could change my entire destiny and those of everyone around me or bring me headlong into a life I should never have trusted. I have a feeling everything is about to change, but will I survive long enough to see it?
MOON BLOOD 2 (THE FIRST BLOOD SON) by Carol McKibbon
Hybrid-wolf “Moon” and her human master, Kane, fight for their lives against a stalking shifter network out to destroy them. Each battle may be their last as vampires and werewolves edge ever closer to war.
While Kane and Moon work to unravel the looming threat, more and more questions surface. But one thing is sure, the real motives behind the werewolves’ plot against them include destroying the vampire race.
Only an act of bravery and trust will stop the werewolf species from destroying what Kane and Moon love the most. Vampire teeth flash and wolf claws clash as supernatural beings fight for life, love and family.
SASSY EVER AFTER: SASSY SWITCH (KINDLE WORLDS NOVELLA) by Tina Donahue
Eternity was looking damn grim, until a sexy witch breezed into his life…
Doomed to an endless existence seeking blood, Roman dreads forever-after until he chances upon Wren at a Las Vegas strip club. Gawd, her curves. Damn, her welcoming kiss for a newly turned vampire no less. She offers warmth and comfort regarding his predicament, plus carnal temptation he’s not about to resist.
Color her happy about that. Not only is he a good man, but also drool-worthy. So different from the vile warlock who’s been determined to make her his, even if his dark lust kills her.
It just might. When she refuses to go along with his program, he punishes her and Roman by switching their paranormal states. Now, Roman’s saddled with magic he doesn’t know how to use, while she thirsts for blood that only the warlock can satisfy…to tie her to him forever. Ew, ew, ew.
As all hell breaks loose, Roman and Wren are faced with conjuring they don’t understand, the lust for blood she has to deny, and discovering what two yearning souls truly need to turn their disturbing future into a shared paradise.
If they can do so at all.
INTO THE MYSTIC VOLUME 3 by Various
Nine lesbian/bisexual paranormal short stories.
GREGORI: DRAGOFIN MATED BOOK 4 by Mychal Daniels
She’s a vixen on a mission determined to prove her worth. He’s a reserved guardian in need of his mate, not a seductive fling.
Unhealed hurts and unspoken misunderstandings have wedged a gulf between them. Now, she’s in Alice, Texas while he’s in Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve suffered so many false starts that this mating is in jeopardy of going off the rails.
Will they lose out on the one chance to walk the mated journey of a lifetime together?
Life-crisis is just a word until it sets up residence in yours…(MUCH more blurb – wow- on ebook seller site…)
DARK OPERATIVE: DAWN OF LOVE (CHILDREN OF THE GODS PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 19) by I T Lucas
VS Note: There was no blurb. 62 Reviews, 4.9 average
THE BIG ALPHA IN TOWN by Various
Three hot stories about three sexy shifters from a trio of today’s hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!
DEATH BY SEANCE (GHOST & ABBY MYSTERY BOOK 3) by Jo-Ann Carson
VS Note: No idea how much romance if any there might be.
Single Mom Abby Jenkins hunts for a murderer in Sunset Cove, the small Pacific Northwest town famous for all things that go bump in the night.
Abby is the night janitor in the haunted teahouse and only private detective in town. She’s also a reluctant witch with major man-trouble. Blackmailed into attending a séance, she expects to wrestle with a cranky ghost or two, but instead finds herself in the middle of a murder.
Seven people attend the event; some human, some not so much. They have one thing in common: a murky past.
After Abby washes blood off her hands, she’s left with her first whodunit. With the help of her partners in crime: Eric, the Viking ghost with existential issues; Dante, the local Casanova-man-witch; and Sparky, her snarky familiar, she digs into the secrets of the cove.
Will she survive to tell the tale?
THE WISDOM OF FOOLS (THE TALE OF REMNAS BOOK 5) by Genevieve St Yves
VS Note: Thanks to Tiffany Roberts for this heads up…
A scholar on a mission travels far from her home in the frozen north of Remnas to the ogre stronghold, the River Kingdoms, in search of the Magefolk’s lost spells. Disgraced by scandal and cast out of magician society, Johenna’s heart is as bitter as the icy winds that blow through her country. Pushed on by the certainty she has found clues leading to the forgotten workshop of a legendary mage, she braves the perils of the road alone. The dangers posed by bandits are nothing next to the darkness brewing in her heart. But a chance meeting grants her a protector willing to battle her enemies. Those within and without.
Brave to the point of recklessness, Vyke is a man with simple needs. Shunning riches and titles, the ogre warrior is happy with his lot so long as he has a battle to fight and a woman in his bed. Given the task by the Ogre King to hunt the outlaws that prey on travelers, he comes to the beautiful mage’s rescue just as she falls into their clutches. ..(more blurb on ebook seller site…)
BRANDED BY FLAMES (THE DRAGON SOUL SERIES BOOK 1) by Sean Michael
For years, dragon-shifter-slash-firefighter Jake has been searching for his mate, but he’s beginning to tire of the search. Maybe soul mates are only for the lucky few.
Then he meets Shae.
A former navy welder, Shae is handsome, talented, into power play and rough sex, and covered in dragon tattoos. All of this suits the shape-shifting dragon just fine—until he finds out that Shae literally has Jake’s family crest already tattooed on him. A coincidence? Or something more…
Jake must convince Shae to trust him as a man and as a Dom before the heat between them burns out of control. Becoming a dragon’s mate is not without danger, and Shae will need Jake’s guidance—and love—if he’s going to make it through alive.
THE PLASTIC MAGICIAN (A PAPER MAGICIAN NOVEL) by Charlie N Holmberg
Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking—the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery.
Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveries—in as short a time frame—as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.
Alvie’s enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentor’s work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymaking—and the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself.
To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair.
OATHS (DRAGON BLOOD BOOK 8) by Lindsay Buroker
General Ridgewalker Zirkander is getting married.
Sardelle—the woman who’s battled dragons, shamans, and countless enemy soldiers at his side—has accepted his proposal, and it’s the perfect time for a wedding. It’s been two months since any dragons or sorceresses attacked the city, the Cofah haven’t come after their kidnapped emperor, and King Angulus has stopped yelling at Ridge for his inadvertent role in destroying the castle.
Yes, it’s the perfect time for a wedding.
Never mind that the resident dragon who thinks he’s a god is pressuring Ridge to build a temple for him, or that the pirate-turned-scientist Tolemek has disappeared. Or that Ridge’s mother is on the verge of discovering that magic exists and her future daughter-in-law is a sorceress. These are small hiccups, and the wedding will go smoothly. Ridge is sure of it. Really.
A SONG OF SHADOWS (OTHERWORLD ACADEMY BOOK 2) by Jenna Wolfhart
My new life at Otherworld Academy went from not-so-normal to downright-crazy fast. My best friend got turned into a shapeshifting beast, the Autumn Court tried to launch an assassination on the changelings, and I can somehow tap into the powers of all four courts.
And that’s not including my insanely attractive fae instructors who make me feel like the temperature has gone up a thousand degrees.
But even though things were crazy before, it was nothing on how they are now. Danger lurks in every corner, new threats are closing in, and the storms are only growing larger. Now, I must learn to harness my powers with my four fae instructors, not only to save the changelings but the entirety of the faerie realm.
DRAGON VIP: SYENITE (7 VIRGIN BRIDES FOR 7 WEREDRAGON BILLIONAIRES) by Starla Night
Disgraced dragon shifter Syenite “Syen” Pyroxene craves a mate. But the plain, impassive bodyguard will never catch the attention of a female. Especially one covered in the bold, exotic rainbow colors dragons find irresistible — like her.
Eva is big-hearted, big-boned, and big everything. Her sparkle obsession? Just one more barrier guys can’t get past to see the passionate woman within.
The huge, hard-bodied male makes her look like a delicate pixie. He’s unreadable except when he’s kissing her senseless.
Can she trust his desire when he won’t even take off his shades?
These two wounded souls won’t easily risk their hearts — but they must. Dark forces from Syen’s past are circling Earth’s atmosphere, and Eva’s the only one who can save him.
DRAGON EQUINOX (IMMORTAL DRAGONS BOOK 6) by Ophelia Bell
As their ancient enemy brings destruction to their doorstep, the higher races must take drastic measures to stop her once and for all. Numa, the only immortal dragon who remains unmated, is the only one among them who can wield the power necessary to open a portal and usher in their armies, and their last hope.
She’ll need a partner, one powerful enough to handle the taxing nature of the ritual. Unfortunately, Fate has not made this an easy task.
With no dreams of her soul mates to guide her, Numa has been made a prize in a contest that will attract immortal heroes and legendary gods. Whosoever wins shall have her as their partner, leaving little room for love.
Unless she happens to fall for all five men at once, of course.
To defy Fate’s design might bring annihilation to her people, but what is a dragon to do when faced with an impossible choice? And can the last of Fate’s daughters truly find love in a time of war?
THE GOD KILLER (THE UNDERCITY CHRONICLES OF BABYLONIA JONES, P.I. BOOK 5) by A M Griffin
I finally know what I am and who my father is. I officially hit the parental jackpot and all those Undercity bullies can suck it! Zaid, the love of my life, is by my side. I finally have my own territory. And Hermes, my grandfather is absolutely adorable. The problem? The guilt of old mistakes haunt me, and the path ahead is anything but clear. With all the Houses trying to trick me into alliances I’m not ready to consider, I have to be cautious.
My solution? Get in good my new Pantheon. Even if it kills me.
When Hermes convinces Zeus that I’m the best P.I. to solve a string of murders on Mt. Olympus, ego and pride push me to see the case through to the bitter end. History tells me that all it will take is a little bit of luck, trickery, smarts, and a strong will to live to solve this case.
But it’ll take a whole lot more to save me and Mt. Olympus from The God Killer.
COMPASSION BE DAMNED (LAST HOPE BOOK 4) by Rebecca Royce
It is the end of days…
Krystal has spent years locked in isolation, enduring torture day after day. It might drive a lesser woman mad. Her sudden freedom leads to a journey across the forbidding landscape. Unexpected allies appear, and new challenges block their path. Embracing every opportunity as a chance, Krystal must trust these five lost souls, her wild ability to heal, and most of all—herself.
They owe a debt they cannot pay…
Titus, Paden, Zeke, Ryland, and Jett spent years in bespelled servitude. Slaves to the unforgivable, they seek to atone for misdeeds beyond their power. Discovering a Sister alone in the woods, they pledge themselves to her service. Saving Krystal is more than a means to an end, though, as one by one she restores their hope, love, and faith. They will need all of their strength and hers. Loving her saved them, but losing her may save the world.
DARK CAPTIVE (SPIRIT WILD BOOK 6) by Kate Douglas
Stolen from her mother when she was still a tiny cub, the snow leopard Asha has spent her entire life in captivity, being traded from one owner to another through an illegal trafficking ring. But Asha also feels trapped in a much more profound way: as a Chanku with no access to the Tibetan grasses that would allow her to shift, she’s confined to her animal form, yearning for a part of herself she’s forever unable to reach. Until a merciful savior sets her free . . . and Leo Cheval comes into her life.
When word of Asha’s rescue from the animal trafficking ring reaches the Chanku, Leo is sent in to help her recover and bring her into the pack. As a leopard shifter himself, he’s uniquely qualified to connect with her and assess her trauma. What he never anticipated was the overwhelming chemistry their meeting would spark and the deep sensual need she would stir in him.
But even as Leo’s touch guides her body to feelings she never imagined, his deeply ingrained controlling streak threatens to crush the very desire he has awakened. And as their passion grows and a deep bond forms between them, Leo and Asha realize that only by submitting to her can he save them both.
VS Note: This week I’m featuring my STAR SURVIVOR, which was the standalone sequel to WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM. I thought it’d be fascinating to see what happened to survivors of a major catastrophe when they went back to normal life. AND this was the sequel I had more requests for from readers than any other.
They survived an iconic spaceship wreck together. She never expected to see him again … especially not armed to kill her.
Twilka Zabour is an interstellar celebrity. She built on her notoriety as a carefree Socialite who survived the terrible wreck of the Nebula Dream, and launched a successful design house. But now the man who gave meaning to her life, then left her, is back–this time for the worst of reasons. Will he kill her … or help her survive?
D’nvannae Brother Khevan survived the Nebula Dream in the company of a lovely, warm woman, only to be pulled away from her, back into his solitary life in the service of the Red Lady. Now Twilka’s within his reach again–for all the wrong reasons. Khevan will do everything within his power to discover why Twilka has been targeted for assassination, and to save her.
But Khevan is not Twilka’s only pursuer…