New Releases in #SciFi and #Fantasy Romance for Wednesday June 20

dyzonAs always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).

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DYZON (WARRIORS OF ITION) by Maia Starr

Lieutenant Dyzon Draxel has a mission. Abduct the human female doctor.
He will do whatever it takes to raise his position.
Abducting the human can lead to promotion.
He just has to get her to his destination.
But he wasn’t expecting her to affect him so much.
The journey to get her to his Commander, brings obstacles.
She’s fiery. She’s strong. She’s sexy. These are obstacles.
He cannot help but to indulge in her beauty.
But indulging threatens everything he has worked for.

Finally, he makes a decision.
He will complete his mission.
The human means nothing to him.
He will prevail.

But completing his mission means giving the human to his Commander.
His sadistic experiments on the human, makes Dyzon rage.
Saving her from the Commander means, his eternal exile.

Will Dyzon save the human he has grown to love, or will he pick his career over her?

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men of the north geniusTHE GENIUS (MEN OF THE NORTH BOOK 6) by Elin Peer

With three degrees and the highest measured IQ in the Motherlands, Shelly Summers knows that she’s socially awkward. It doesn’t bother her since as the head engineer for Advances Technologies she has little time for social interactions anyway.

When she learns that one of the testers for the sex-bots her company manufactures is her old crush, Marco, she’s curious to see if he’ll recognize her now that she’s ten years older and no longer has bushy eyebrows and a bad case of acne.

A normal person would have said something when Marco doesn’t recognize her from his past. A normal person would definitely have said something when he mistakes her for an advanced sex robot and thinks his job is to do a test run.

Things are about to get very awkward for this genius.

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royal rebellionROYAL REBELLION (BLUE MOON RISING BOOK 4) by Blair Bancroft

VS Note: Reviews on previous books are mixed so decide for yourself. I have not read any of the books in this series.

In this final book of the Blue Moon Rising series, the rebels, led by Tal Rigel and the Psyclid Princess L’ira (aka Kass Kiolani), have taken a three-year time-out before the final battle against the Empire—planning, preparing, and producing a new generation. Even their one-time enemy, the Emperor’s nephew Rand Kamal, has settled on the rebel stronghold of Blue Moon, though there is doubt about whether he is a high-ranking prisoner of war or an ally. All is peaceful, the calm before the final attack on Regula Prime—until Kamal’s children, still on Regula Prime, are kidnapped. Or is it a trap?( …much more blurb and an Author’s note on ebook seller page…)

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rift avatarTHE RIFT AVATAR by M Garnet

VS Note: Reviews on previous books by this author are mixed so as always, please decide for yourself. I have not read this author’s works.

History is said to be written by the victors, but imagine in the far future there is a small machine who has lived all of humanities history and remembers it as it really happened, love and hate and all the evil of mankind.

On a warship far off in space, leading an armada in search of an invading alien army, is thousand of military personnel serving their commitments. Time has changed, progress has been made, but are people really different?
A scientist buried in the middle of this giant spaceship is in a restricted love affair with a pilot of the small fighters used to go out to explore. What he finds in his love of both a female pilot and his interest in history, is an object on a destroyed planet. It is a small intelligent object that tells him a different story of history than the one taught in his schools. It causes him to doubt what his Commander and Officers are really doing in this war.

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bought by the zandiansBOUGHT BY THE ZANDIANS (ZANDIAN BRIDES BOOK 2) by Renee Rose and Rebel West

Two purple, horned males with massive chests and arms as thick as my waist.
They’re taking me to Zandia to bear their young.
The only trouble–I’m already pregnant.
And if my former master finds me, he’ll tear me to pieces once his young is born.

My new masters are firm, but kind. They give far more pleasure than pain. Their planet is beautiful.
But when they find out my secret, I have no doubt they’ll cast me out.
And my life will be forfeit.
Because no human female with a bounty on her head survives a lunar cycle alone.

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peppermint and pentaclesPEPPERMINT AND PENTACLES (STEAMPUNK RED RIDING HOOD BOOK 3) by Melanie Karsek

Red Cape Society Agent Clemeny Louvel is used to chasing werewolves across London. But when she’s reassigned to a special case just days before Christmas, she learns that she’ll need more than a silver bullet to keep everyone on the nice list.

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carbon lifeCARBON LIFE: A LESBIAN SCI-FI EPIC BY HR Ringer

The Race to merge synthetic and organic life on a space voyage far into the future. This is the science fiction epic you’ve been waiting for. But it’s also the story of two strong female characters. How they met, fell in love, what they taught each other, and how decisions made then affected their future lives in a post-Galactic War.

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planet noglionPLANET NOGLION  by Olivia Black

Eric Wilson volunteered to leave Earth to get away from his homophobic family. The only way he’d ever be able to have a life and fall in love was for him to start over somewhere far away. From the start, Eric knew there was no guarantee which planet he would live on. But, he never expected to go to the desert planet of Noglion. Eric doesn’t know much about the alien world. The only thing he’s heard are rumors, and those rumors terrify him. Commander Gru Poez’iq knew he wanted Eric as soon as the beautiful human boarded his starship. But, in order to claim a pet, Gru has to get permission from his older brother, Finn. On Noglion, the males of the same bloodline share a mate. With his brother’s blessing, Gru goes to the arena and fights for Eric. After claiming the human’s body, Gru and his brothers, Khaun and Finn, must love and protect their pet, even if it’s from other Noglions, jealous that they claimed a human.

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tynanTYNAN (PLANET OF DRAGONS BOOK 5) by Bonnie Burrows

Sierra Smith had not just traveled the world but traveled the universe too. She wondered what more she wanted from life and she knew it was time to have a child.

When she discovered that Weredragon Prince Tynan Moran from planet Lacerta was having fertility problems she knew this was her calling.

Prince Tynan wasted no time in flying the beautiful human over to his planet and getting her into his bed.

However, Sierra had no idea that prince Tynan was desired by almost every woman on the planet.

And this meant that there were many who wanted Sierra gone, no matter what it took…

Can Tynan protect his new mate and keep her focused on the baby making? Or was Sierra going to have fly home sooner than she thought?

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taken by the destroyerTAKEN BY THE DESTROYER 2 by Adrian Blue

Adune Prison was the worst place in the universe. At least it was until Elisa was claimed by the most dangerous inmate. Now, the only danger she faces is her out of control feelings for him. Adnin is a force of destruction like the universe has never seen, but Elisa just cannot stay away from him. Worse still, the feeling is mutual. He can protect her from everything else, but no one can protect her from her own heart.

Elisa stared at him. He was visibly holding back, his hands in fists to keep them away from her. He was fighting so hard to be good. To spare her. Could he not see the difference between his careful seduction, the selfless way he pleasured her, and the violent, monstrous things the other inmates wanted to do to her?

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orylisORYLIS (WARRIORS OF CADIR) by Stella Skye

My name is Hazel and I was brought to the planet of Cadir to mate with a
Parduss alien. I was assigned one of the fiercest warriors fighting under their
Dendren king. He was handsome, stoic, and brooding. Everything a girl looks
for in a husband.

We were making our way as a newly paired couple, having wild sex every night
and trying desperately to connect on an emotional level.

I thought I was happy creating a life with Theren. I thought I was loyal, but
when I’m taken by the rival Parduss species, the Atherien, everything I thought
I knew came to a crashing halt.

After a kidnapping I meet the sexual, playful, adventurous Orylis. I was furious
at being taken for ransom, but it didn’t take long before Orylis’ charm, humor,
and sex appeal have my body betraying everything I thought I wanted.

Addicted to sex with Orylis and torn by my guilt for betraying Theren, I know
it’s only a matter of time before the two worlds collide, leaving me in the middle
of a massive Parduss war.

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alien revelationALIEN REVELATION (THE ARATHIANS BOOK 4) by Nicole Krizek

Heralded as the saviors of the Arathian species for their ability to procreate with the infertile Arathians, Earthers are honored citizens on Arath. While his son and extended family seem to be enjoying their new lives on the alien planet, the young widower, Conall MacLeod, feels like he doesn’t have a purpose on their extraordinary world.

His future is forever changed when he meets an Arathian male and female who make him wish for a second chance at love. But nothing is ever easy…

Conall’s self-identity is entrenched in the idea that he’s a monogamous—and heterosexual—man, yet he finds himself unexpectedly lusting after two people, one of them, shockingly, male. He can’t deny that he craves things he’s never wanted before, but if he’s ever going to find love again, he must get past his insecurities and rewrite his own self-image. ..(more blurb on ebook seller site…)

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love at the end of the worldLOVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Various

VS Note: Ooh, I one clicked immediately! I LOVE post apocalyptic stories. Full blurb for each story on the ebook seller site.

Five stories of couples who just might find love at the end of the world. That is, if they can survive.

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designation 932DESIGNATION 932 (THE WHOLENESS PROJECT BOOK 1) by Catherine Miller 

VS Note: I sampled and one clicked so we’ll see…

He hadn’t been born.
He was made.
Made for obedience, made for violence, made to kill.
His captors made it clear since his creation that he was not a man, though he might resemble one in appearance. He was a weapon carefully crafted to perform, to execute each assignment with the skill and efficiency expected of him.

There was nothing particularly challenging about his latest mission. Nothing that should have given him pause. Except for a girl in a veil, with eyes that were a bit too silver, a bit too sharp, and a bit too knowing as she stared at him, his hand already ready to administer a lethal dose to an unsuspecting lordling.

He was used to the shadows, to being observed without actually being seen.
Except by her.

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argens mateFARSEEK – ARGEN’S MATE (FARSEEK MERCENARY SERIES BOOK 4)  by Clarissa Lake and TJ Quinn

VS Note: Reviews of previous books by this author are mixed so as always please decide for yourself. I have not read any of this author’s titles.

Argen Trematu was home on leave at Farseek Brigade when the Sargan’s attacked his home world. With Farseek in ruins, Argen was captured and sold into slavery. Lieutenant Commander Trematu didn’t make such a good slave and landed him on the Julconi prison planet fighting in the pit. He thinks his life is over until he learns the Farseek Mercenaries were on the way to the rescue. Argen never thought landing on the prison world would be his lucky break.
…. Then me meets her on the rescue ship.
Zoey Addison was kidnapped from Earth and rescued by the Farseek Mercenaries. She joined the Mercenaries with her three friends because she had nowhere else to go. Her friends all found their soul mates among the crew and Zoey was feeling left out.
….Until … Dressed in rags and so dirty she could barely discern what color he was, Argen walks up to her table and takes her hand. The attraction between them all most crackles.

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hunters watch brigade the gameHUNTER’S WATCH BRIGADE: THE GAME by Paula Milhouse

All monster hunter Samantha Silverton wants is a little R&R. She and her sexy partner/cat shifter Max have a week off in the city that never sleeps, and she intends to enjoy it. But before she can pack her suitcase, she’s caught up in the middle of a wicked game—a smartphone app driven scavenger hunt that’s bringing all the big, bad supernaturals to NYC to play. The bad part? The game was the brainchild of Alex Van Dam—Sam’s first love. What’s worse? Sam will have to play the game alone.

Maximillion Ra hasn’t quite got a handle on his unique shifter magic yet. He’s in love with Sam, but if he’s ever going to be any good to her, he has to face his family’s curse. But how can he leave Sam now, especially with her old flame in the picture?

Alex Van Dam isn’t interested in who wins his game. He just wants to find the final prize—an ancient Greek relic. Once he has it, he’ll use the artifact’s magic to control all the supernaturals in Manhattan, starting with the Hunters’ Watch Brigade.

Only Sam stands in his way. And without Max by her side, even the monster hunting daughter of Poseidon has to wonder if she stands a chance.

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savage hungerSAVAGE HUNGER ( SAVAGE SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by Milly Taiden

Isaline Primrose doesn’t let anyone cut the line at her mom’s bakery, no matter how tall or sexy he his. His custom suit, expensive haircut, and deep brown eyes are making her want things. Very dirty things. It’s totally fine to look even if he is a bossy jerk. But is it okay to have naked fantasies with the commanding business man?

Beast Harte doesn’t do small towns, but Full Moon Bay has something other towns don’t: the perfect building for his deceased father’s long-time dream. When he meets his mate, life should be perfect. It isn’t. Pissing her off was not in his plans, but he wasn’t used to taking orders, only giving them. Now he has his work cut out for him.

Isaline sets up some challenges to see if Beast is the right man for her. What neither knows is other players are at work with their own hidden agendas. Beast guarantees two things—he’s getting his mate and his building, and he won’t let anyone get in his way.

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vampires faithVAMPIRE’S FAITH (DARK PROTECTORS BOOK 8) by Rebecca Zanetti

Vampire Ronan Kayrs wasn’t supposed to survive the savage sacrifice he willingly endured to rid the world of the ultimate evil. He wasn’t supposed to emerge in this time and place, and he sure as hell wasn’t supposed to finally touch the woman who’s haunted his dreams for centuries. Yet here he is, in an era where vampires are hidden, the enemy has grown stronger, and his mate has no idea of the power she holds.

Dr. Faith Cooper is flummoxed by irrefutable proof that not only do vampires exist . . . they’re hot blooded, able to walk in sunlight, and shockingly sexy. Faith has always depended on science, but the restlessness she feels around this predatory male defies reason. Especially when it grows into a hunger only he can satisfy—that is if they can survive the evil hunting them both.

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hotline to hellHOTLINE TO HELL by Emily Cyr

Kayel Cleary is a phone sex operator. All she wants to do is get through law school, and if that means late-night phone calls with men who think she’s something she’s not, then so be it.

That is, until one of her long-time clients is murdered – and she hears it all.

Lathan only wants one thing: a seat on the vampire council. He’s worked his entire unnatural life for this moment, only to have it fall apart when his biggest supporter ends up dead. Now, Lathan has to find and work with the only witness. And she happens to be a phone sex operator.

Thrust into a world she never knew existed, Kayel must help Lathan find the murderer and stop the impending war, all while fighting her attraction for the undead man she loves to hate. If she can’t learn their ways and figure out who killed Marco, then she may lose more than just her life … She may spark a war that would spell disaster for vampires and humans alike.

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stray magicSTRAY MAGIC (A STRAYS NOVEL) by Kelly Medling

Shiloh Harrison was hoping for a few days off to recover from a particularly nasty assignment, preferably with the help of the talented hands (and, well, the rest of his body too) of her sexy boyfriend, Vincent. But when a group of vampires takes an entire trailer park hostage, there’s nothing to do but make her apologies and get to the scene.

Such is the life of a Federal Marshal in the Paranormal Investigators Unit.

Yet this isn’t like her typical track-and-nab case: something is going on that has vampires scared, and it takes all her strength not to imagine what could frighten such powerful creatures. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have that option. Her boss is MIA, someone is snatching vampires, and there’s a ticking clock that can only end one way: a bloodbath.

Unless she can stop it.

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witchmarkWITCHMARK by C L Polk

In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own.

Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family’s interest or to be committed to a witches’ asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn’t leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans’ hospital, Miles can’t hide what he truly is.

When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles’ healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient’s murder. To find the truth he’ll need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen.

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taxing courtshipTAXING COURTSHIP (THE HANDS OF DESTIN BOOK 1) by Jaycee Jarvis

Lady by day, lockpick by night, Em has some serious misgivings about her latest sneak job. It stinks of espionage, and she’d be more comfortable with straightforward theft. Her intuition proves right when she is confronted by her client, a sweet and sexy mind-reading tax-collector named Quintin. The job turns sour when they are discovered by his blackmailing boss. Posing as lovers to throw off the scent, their passionate embrace haunts Em even as she returns to her brittle facade as a pampered Lady of the Realm.

This double life is further threatened when her criminal contact is thrown in the stocks, leaving her in danger of exposure, and even worse, with no way to support the temple that has been her responsibility since her mother’s death. In desperation, she seeks Quintin out and is horrified to discover he is a Hand of Destin, marked for service to the Troika by a feline familiar. Hands are loyal and true, defenders of the weak, upholders of the law, notoriously honor-bound. In short, everything that she, a willing outlaw, is not.

Despite their differences, the attraction between Em and Quintin only grows stronger, even as she seeks out new ways to earn the beans she needs for her temple. When Em’s father starts talking marriage settlements with a wealthy, but odious, suitor, Em realizes just how much Quintin means to her. But can she find a way to save her temple and still marry her poor but perfect tax collector?

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tangled dreamsTANGLED DREAMS: A DREAM WEAVERS AND TRUTH SEEKERS BOOK  by Cecelia Dominic

Restaurant reviewer Audrey Aurora Sonoma’s life is like a steakhouse meal: utterly predictable, comfortable, and just exciting enough to satisfy her independent streak. But when odd characters from her dreams show up during daylight hours – were-bats and a vegetarian dragon, of all things! – the menu goes from familiar to fusion. When she learns the job she accepted in her dream is real, well… Who would have guessed the goddess Persephone exists? Finding her – and figuring out why the walls between reality and the Collective Unconscious are slipping – seem to be impossible tasks for a mere mortal.

Damien Lewis turned down promotions to keep his life orderly and predictable. He has enough challenge with real-life hassles like eating regular meals. And forget dating. But after encountering three naked, delirious Jane Does on consecutive nights, he suspects more than drugs are behind their appearances, and he soon becomes much more involved than he’d like.

As the walls between the Collective Unconscious and real world continue to erode, vampires, demons, and, of course, were-bats come through to prey on those who get in the way of the god who is masterminding it all with human help. Can Audrey and Damien face their biggest fears and work together to stop the waking world from being overrun by creatures that no human has dared to dream of? Or will their nightmares become real – and permanent – when the pathways open for good?

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catoCATO: HOUSE OF FLAMES (DRAGON GUARDIANS BOOK 4) by Scarlett Grove 

When Penelope Baptiste’s twin sister goes missing, the police refuse to help her. Librarian by day…hacker by night, determined Penelope decides to take matters into her own hands. After digging a little too deep into the deep web, she ends up with more questions than answers.

Cato knows Penelope is his mate the moment finds her hacking into his computer system. Irritable and unable to think straight, he arrives at the library without a plan. Once he offers to help with her mission, the two quickly hit it off. Banter about superheroes might win her heart…but finding Penelope’s twin will require Cato to reveal his own secret identity.

When Cato finally shows Penelope his dragon, the pieces of the puzzle fall into place for her. With the help of the House of Flames, Penelope finally knows where to find her sister. Cato and crew track down the vampires responsible, but can they get there in time? And even if they do, will Penelope’s twin ever be the same?

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DIVING ELISEDIVINING ELISE: GRANITE LAKE ROMANCE  by Jody A Kessler

VS Note: Appears to have mild PNR elements.

Elise Martinez wished her date with destiny didn’t include being run off the road by the most caring, handsome, and intelligent man she’d ever met.

Moving to Granite Lake to manage a bookstore and coffee shop meant Elise could finally leave her haunted past behind, but being a psychic mom to a deaf child has its benefits and downfalls—and her guarded heart isn’t ready for a new romance.

Rob Everett never imagined giving up corporate law to open a brewery with his brothers in Granite Lake would begin with a car accident and the arrival of a surprise baby…(more blurb on ebook seller pages…)
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forgotten christine popeFORGOTTEN (DJINN DOMINION BOOK 2) by Christine Pope

Deirdre Graves got lucky. When the Heat, a djinn-created virus, wiped out most of humanity, she was isolated at her university’s wildlife research station high in the mountains. Safe…for the moment.

But with winter closing in and her choices narrowing down to freezing or starving, she builds a device that could save her life. Trouble is, the only way to find out if it works is to leave her sanctuary and face the djinn.

One moment, Amaal al-Tariq is exploring his newly acquired mountain lands — or, more accurately, his place of exile. The next, he’s flat on his face, trapped by one delicate human woman carrying a device capable of rendering him helpless.

Regaining what is most precious to him — his freedom — means gaining Deirdre’s trust. If that means using the attraction simmering between them to his advantage, so be it. He just never expected her courage and compassion to reach the one thing he’s kept to himself for so long…his heart.

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savage securitySAVAGE SECURITY: A DIRE WOLVES MISSION by Ellis Leigh

Dire Wolf Deus likes his quiet, regimented life. He might live in the big city, but interacting with humans isn’t his favorite thing, so he spends most of his time behind the screens of the computers and tech gadgets he loves. At least, when he’s not handling research and missions for Luc, the Dire Pack Alpha.

Zoe follows two rules in life—never trust a pack wolf, and take what you can get. She spends her days living the high life in New York City, but at night, this little wolf becomes a cat. Cat burglar, that is. Her services are for hire, but her heart isn’t. Period.

One soldier living a life behind the screen, one woman hiding from the shadows of her past, and a chance encounter that takes them across the country and beyond. In the world of the Dire Wolves, the man behind the control panel is considered an asset. But when a mission requires a personal touch, Deus will have to leave the security of his world to travel to another, more dangerous one…and not just because he’s met the woman the fates think is perfect for him.

One soldier, one fight…one chance at forever.

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max celeste rayeMAX: THROUGH THE PORTAL by Celeste Raye

When her fiancé and bridesmaid hook up days before her wedding, Heather doesn’t think she’ll ever recover. Dating is a freak show, and her career as a lawyer in Manhattan is a wash. If it wasn’t for her best friend, Christy, Heather would write off relationships forever.

And when Christy sets Heather up on a date in a final effort to get her out of her slump, things go from bad to worse.

The guy Heather meets is hot, and his name is Blake, but that’s where his similarities to a book boyfriend end. Blake is odd, intense, and may just be out of his mind. He doesn’t want to date Heather. He insists he wants to have a child with her. And when Heather tries to ditch Blake, his cousin Max shows up, and he too is anything but normal.

Suddenly, Christy and Heather are pulled into the fantastical world Blake and Max come from where Weredragons and Orcs are not fiction, but reality. And Heather just may have found the life she’s meant for.

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falling through timeFALLING THROUGH TIME (MISTS OF FATE BOOK 4) by Nancy Scanlon

VS Note: Cool concept.

From the day the Fates made him the warrior to train and lead a group of time-traveling clansmen, Reilly O’Malley has gone into every battle, verbal or physical, certain of victory. Protector of the O’Rourke clan, knight in shining armor—he has the full confidence of a man who knows he will live forever. But what about love?

Gwendolyn Allen has been in love with Reilly since she met him more than a decade ago, but he’s shown no interest in her other than friendship. She’s decided it’s finally time for her to move on with her life, but the Fates have a different idea…

When the pair find themselves together for three weeks prior to a wedding, the Fates finally decide to step in. They give Reilly a taste of what his life would be like without their protection, and suddenly everything Reilly knows is shaken to its core. When his otherworldly abilities begin to fall through time, Reilly may have to trust in something other than fate.

He might just have to trust in love.

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jinnJINN (THE IMMORTALEM SERIES BOOK 1) by Jessica Cage

n a post-apocalyptic world, the earth is divided, and magic rules all. The strongest of which, is about to be challenged.

For centuries, Jinn has watched from afar as the powers that be, fought to claim a part of the world as their own. With no stake in the game, the djinn remained a powerful but neutral party. That was until an old friend presents Jinn with an offer he can’t refuse. The love he thought he’d lost forever is still alive, and he has the map to her location.

Mike wants his people freed from the slums and Jinn has the power to make that happen. In return for his aid, Mike will lead the quest into the darkest corner of the earth to find her.

With a new player on the field, everyone is on edge and for good reason. Jinn will go to hell and back for the woman he loves, and he’ll destroy anyone who gets in his way.

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not her gargoyleNOT HER GARGOYLE (NOT THIS SERIES BOOK 4) by Annie Nicholas

Ruby is done with jerks, dead-end jobs, and eviction notices. Everyone else she knows is finding ways out of this crappy neighborhood, so why can’t she? Since opportunities refuse to fall from the sky, Ruby makes her own. To hell with the little voice in her heart whispering about love. She never met a man she wanted to keep…then she met a gargoyle. Men were boring after all.

Nick was a con, a thief, and a rogue. He couldn’t keep a dime in his pocket even if it was glued. Then he met a ruby. Not one from the earth but one of flesh and blood. And ass. Let’s not forget the ass. Stealing her heart was now all he wanted.

He has a plan that could make both their dreams come true. It only involves an itsy-bitsy risk. All they must do is rob a witch.

Oh, and avoid the dragons.

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heart of ice p jamesonHEART OF ICE (FIRECATS BOOK 2) by P Jameson

Disfigured from a brutal childhood, Marcus “Monster” Freeman, wants only two things. Love. And for his prisoner to eat some damn food.

But neither will come easy. Because monsters are hard to love and the woman he holds captive needs saving from an even bigger threat… herself.
madfallMADFALL by Grace Draven and Dana Marton
A duology of dragon shifter novellas from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Dana Marton and Grace Draven. Full blurbs for each story on ebook seller platforms.
DRACONUS by Grace Draven, previously published.
DRAGON LORD by Dana Marton
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fires daughterFIRE’S DAUGHTER (ARCANE REBELS BOOK 1) by India Arden

You can’t turn on the news nowadays without getting bombarded by stories about the Rebels. They look so scary on TV—blowing things up, knocking things down, terrorizing the declining city of Corona, and making sure even the rubble doesn’t go unscathed.

My father is the reigning Arcane Master of Fire. Since he’s a prominent figure in both politics and magic, it only makes sense that my family is a target.

Still, I never expected to encounter a Rebel leader in person. I never imagined I’d be drawn to him, either.
And I most definitely never dreamed I could lose my heart to them all.

midnight bad alpha dadsMIDNIGHT BAD ALPHA DADS (PSYCHIS RETRIEVAL AGENCY BOOK 1) by T L Reeve and Michelle Ryan
Congratulations to me, Midnight Poe. I’m now the father of a hot-headed teenage girl named, Haley. Oh yeah, and she’s a Raven-shifter like me. But, she’s special, and it’s my job to protect her from Paranormal Bounty Hunters who want to experiment on her. I’m used to blowing stuff up, not talking about boys and painting fingernails. However, a job is a job and as long as I get her back to Window Rock, Arizona, then I’ll take the win.
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dark huntDARK HUNT (SHADOW AND LIGHT BOOK 1) by Kim Richardson

VS: YA

Demons and half-breeds rule the darkness in a mortal world rampant with dangers beyond imagining. It’s where they hide, prowl, party… and feed. Rowyn Sinclair’s job is to track and hunt them.

Rowyn is a Hunter and angel-born—a mortal with angelic essence flowing in her veins—and she’s going after demons with a vengeance.

When the Council offers her a job to hunt a human-killing demon, Rowyn must work with Jax, the sexy and dangerous warrior who has a vendetta of his own.

But Rowyn is hiding a dark secret… something that’s always been there… a secret that could change everything.

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mermaid p t barnumTHE MERMAID by Christina Henry

VS Note: This one isn’t a romance although it has romantic elements, no idea if there’s a Happy ending, but it sounded interesting.

Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know all the world and all its wonders, and so she came to live on land.

Once there was a man called P. T. Barnum, a man who longed to make his fortune by selling the wondrous and miraculous, and there is nothing more miraculous than a real mermaid.

Amelia agrees to play the mermaid for Barnum and walk among men in their world, believing she can leave anytime she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life, and he’s determined to hold on to his mermaid.

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bred by the alphaBRED BY THE ALPHA (BREEDING SEASON BOOK 3)  by Sam Crescent and Stacy Espino

It’s breeding season, and this alpha is ready to claim his mate…

Liam is the pack alpha, and the only wolf without a woman. When he discovers the new human in town is his destined mate, his wolf demands he mark her and take her virginity. Only she doesn’t know werewolves exist, and danger seems to follow her wherever she goes. He’ll have to play nice until his love is reciprocated.

Rebecca’s anxiety has kept her lonely and isolated for most of her life. Moving far from the city is her last attempt at finding peace. What she finds is more trouble than she can handle—and a man who’s ready to kill for her. It doesn’t take long for Liam to sweep her off her feet. He makes her feel like a queen, and leaves her body desperate for every carnal pleasure.

Life in the forest isn’t without problems. A rival pack is set on taking everything Liam has built over the years, including his new mate. The alpha can’t keep his dark secrets from his woman forever. What will happen when Rebecca realizes she’s been sleeping with a wolf?

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NEW ORLEANS THREESOMEA NEW ORLEANS THREESOME (THE VAMPIRE, THE WITCH AND THE WEREWOLF) by Louisa Bacio

Haunted by paranormal abilities she can’t control and plagued by nightmares about a demon that seeks her soul, Lily Anima travels to New Orleans in search of salvation. She enlists the help of an unlikely couple: a vampire, Lawrence Justice, and a werewolf, Trevor Pack. The attraction is immediate and fierce.

There’s only one problem.

Lily’s a virgin. And whatever paranormal problem she’s having is what has kept her that way. Every time she’s tried to do the deed, something stops her.

Together, the trio encounters magic and unspeakable evil, and Trevor and Lawrence attempt to help Lily turn her powers into a gift rather than a curse. Ultimately, to get the demon off her back, Lily’s men will have to show her all the wicked ways the three of them can come together.

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girl forsakenGIRL FORSAKEN by Graceley Knox and D D Miers

A lot has happened since the brutal attack that transformed Sasha Keleterina into one of the undead. She’s left Arsen and the Draugur vampires behind but dealing with Niko and his advances almost sends her crawling back. Though Arsen continues to beg for her forgiveness, she’s still too raw from his betrayal to be near him.

When Jackson learns the truth about Sasha’s attack, Sasha is once again conflicted about where her loyalties lie and who her true friends are. The clock is ticking, and with an all-out war on the horizon, Sasha desperately fights to find a cure to save not just the vampires . . . but herself.

Who knew being a vampire would be so tough?

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beauty and the bigfoot hunterBEAUTY AND THE BIGFOOT HUNTER (A NOCTURNE FALLS UNIVERSE STORY) by Wynter Daniels and Kristen Painter

Retired supermodel Ember Guerra moved to the mountains outside Nocturne Falls in order to escape the paparazzi who hounded her. The Amazon beauty adores the privacy of her remote home. Until she discovers a hidden camera on her property.

Bigfoot researcher Dean Hawkins is in real danger of losing his grant money if he doesn’t find evidence of his subject soon, so he’s furious after someone vandalizes his video equipment. When a dark-haired siren admits she’s the culprit, he expects an apology. Instead, she unloads both barrels on him.

Ember refuses to help Dean pursue the elusive Sasquatch since she was also relentlessly harassed. Even so, the nerdy professor is the most interesting guy she’s met in forever, and she lets down her guard long enough to start falling for him. But could Dean be so ambitious that he’d sacrifice love for the sake of his career?

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vampires unintended alienTHE VAMPIRE’S UNINTENDED ALIEN: A NOCTURNE FALLS UNIVERSE STORY by Fiona Roarke and Kristen Painter (Foreward)

Isabel Winstead has found acceptance and excitement in the hidden alien community growing in Nocturne Falls, where werewolves and gargoyles and witches live in plain sight. She loves her life in the Halloween-themed Georgia town, loves her job and her friends and — sigh — loves an absolutely delicious and unattainable vampire who doesn’t know she exists.

Half-vampire, half-sorcerer Viktor Hart revels in his bachelorhood. He adores his family, is a respected craftsman, drives a fast car and hangs out every night at Insomnia with his buddies. He’s never met a woman he’d be willing to sacrifice his independence for. Until Isabel and one mind-blowing birthday kiss.

Naturally, it must be a love spell.
The honorable thing would be to break the spell and let Isabel make up her own mind—even if she doesn’t choose him.

Honor sucks.

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falcons full houseTHE FALCON’S FULL HOUSE:  A NOCTURNE FALLS UNIVERSE STORY by Candace Colt and Kristen Painter (Foreward)

Genetics can be cruel. Ask half-elf, Ian Hunter. As if pointed ears and almond shaped eyes didn’t set him apart, he’s cursed with longevity. Shunned in the elf world, misunderstood by humans, and weary of watching friends age and die around him, he finally found acceptance in Nocturne Falls. Resigned to a solitary life, he never dreamed a woman, elf or human, would choose him as a mate. Until he meets a feisty falcon shifter.

Wanderlust flows through Rachel Ortega’s blood. The falcon shifter is itching to get back on the road, but she’s low on cash so she lands a temporary job in Nocturne Falls. She never expects to fall in love with the town or with a handsome half-elf.

When Rachel’s arrested on an anonymous tip that she’s part of a smuggling ring, her only ally is Ian. He pledges to clear her name, but will a half-elf’s promise be enough to restore her reputation and the town’s trust?

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defending kyraDEFENDING KYRA (GUARDIANS BOOK 1) by Susan Hayes

VS Note: Re-release which author states has been revised.

Gareth Harkness is a supernatural predator born to hunt his natural enemy – vampires. Hunting isn’t his job, it’s his calling, one that doesn’t leave a lot of time for a normal life. He’s got a mission instead of a mortgage, and the only woman in his life is the nameless beauty who haunts his dreams.

Kyra Robinson is too pragmatic to believe in magic, monsters, or things that go bump in the night. She’s forced to change her attitude when a random encounter at her Vancouver nightclub puts her in the sights of a vampire who wants her for his own.

Kyra is desired by two men, the hunter, and the killer. After a lifetime of protecting herself, she’ll have to put her heart, and her life, in the hands of a man just as dangerous as the creature hunting her.

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my treasure to keepMY TREASURE TO KEEP (THE CLOVERLEAH PACK BOOK 14) by Lisa Oliver

Thomas, paid enforcer in the Cloverleah Pack, was carrying a lot of guilt. He still believed he was to blame for letting Wesley get targeted by the dark elves, almost causing a rift in Cathair and Marius’s mating. The alpha Kane, told him it wasn’t his fault, and Cathair and Marius came through the experience battered but not broken, but Thomas still felt as though he had to prove his worth to himself and the pack. He spends many hours patrolling long after the rest of the pack had gone to bed, determined to do something worthwhile. It was on one of those patrol nights he hears a ruckus outside the territory wards. Dithering as to whether he should help or not, he gets the surprise of his life when his true mate falls right through the magic designed to keep everyone not pack, out.

Ivan was carrying secrets; the main one tucked up in his battered backpack. After a six month long mission to find the Cloverleah pack, he was as surprised as the next man when he fell onto pack grounds and into the arms of his true mate. Unfortunately, other pack members, still emotionally scarred by Wesley’s betrayal, didn’t view his “break in” quite so favorably and Ivan ends up in the Cloverleah cells. ..(more blurb on the ebook seller site…)

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curse of the black swanTHE CURSE OF THE BLACK SWAN LEAGUE OF THE BLACK SWAN) by Alyssa Day

VS Note: Previously published in Enthralled. But I know I missed it and have now got it on my TBR.

A thousand years ago, Brynn Caroll’s ancestor was cursed: every third night, the eldest daughter of each generation is transformed into a black swan and forced to sing songs to the moon. When she meets the love of her life and bears him a daughter, the legacy is passed on to the next generation. Intent on ending the curse once and for all, Brynn refuses to fall in love. But she never anticipated meeting Sean O’Malley–a man who is also burdened by a difficult secret–and facing temptation like never before.

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dionnas mageDIONNA’S MAGE (DRAGON ORIGINS BOOK 2) by Ruby Ryan

After their victory at the Academy, the Ninety-First Quintelaide returns home as heroes. Dionna’s name is on everyone’s lips: the girl who killed a Silithik Queen. And their discovery of the hive portals—and the tunnels that made them possible—has allowed the Archenon to squash any other sneak attacks.

But their troubles are only beginning. The Silithik are tearing through Archenon territory in the north-west, and the eastern front is beginning to falter. When it comes time to finally receive their marching orders, the Ninety-First is champing at the bit to learn where they’ll be deployed.

Instead, they learn the Archon has other plans for them.

As they struggle with their new mission, Dionna needs to find out what’s tormenting Arthur—because something is clearly eating away at the Frost Mage. Can she discover what it is in time to stop him, or will she—and the rest of the Ninety-First Quintelaide—discover the truth too late?

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recipe to die forA RECIPE TO DIE FOR (HAVE GNOME WILL TRAVEL BOOK 1) by Marly Mathews

VS Note: No idea if there’s romance, sounded like a cute cozy PNR mystery.

Take a holiday, they said. It will be fun, they said. No one will drop dead, they said.
Life in the Cornish villages of Port Merlin and Pendeen is going by at its somewhat leisurely pace, with no corpses in sight. When Gwen Dyer is given an all-expense paid trip to a luxury hotel and spa that caters exclusively to the magical set, she’s overjoyed. With Millie Collins, Alfie Peabody and Paul Evans in tow, they fly off to the magical isle of St. Pellinore.
Everything is going according to plan, until the first body drops. It seems that Gwen and her friends can’t even take a vacation without someone popping their clogs. Now, it’s time for them to solve the whodunits at The Moonstone Hotel and Spa before they become the murderer’s next victims.

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feral despairFERAL: DESPAIR by Nora Ash

My mate became mine during a heinous experiment designed to punish her for her disobedience. The scientists who locked me in a cage and stole my humanity gave her to me to ravage. To break.
But she is far more than a warm body to distract me from my torment.
She is mine.
They took everything from me – but I won’t let them do the same to her. She fears me, but there is nothing I won’t give to save her.
Even my own life.

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unidentifiedUNIDENTIFIED: A TREASURE HUNTER SECURITY DUO  by Anna Hackett

VS Note: These aren’t science fiction romance but they’re fun new reads from one of my favorite SFR authors, so I’m sharing them here! I one clicked…

Finding undiscovered treasures is always daring, dangerous, and deadly. Unidentified contains two action-packed novellas starring sexy archeologists, feisty treasure hunters, and tough former Navy SEALs on the hunt for two priceless Incan emeralds.

(…more blurb for both stories on the ebook seller page…)

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VS Note: I had exciting news the other week – my ancient Egyptian paranormal romance LADY OF THE NILE is a finalist for the PRISM Award! WHEE! I’m still beaming…

lady of the nile

Cover by Fiona Jayde

Tuya, a high ranking lady-in-waiting at Pharaoh’s court, lives a life of luxury, pageantry and boredom. Khian, a brave and honorable officer from the provinces temporarily re-assigned to Thebes, catches her eye at a gold of valor ceremony. As the pair are thrown together by circumstances, she finds herself unaccountably attracted to this man so unlike the haughty nobles she’s used to. But a life with Khian would mean leaving the court and giving up all that she’s worked so hard to attain. As she goes about her duties, Tuya struggles with her heart’s desires.

When Tuya is lured into a dangerous part of Thebes by her disgraced half-brother and kidnapped by unknown enemies of Egypt, Khian becomes her only hope. Pharaoh assigns him to bring the lady home. 

Aided by the gods, Khian races into the desert on the trail of the elusive kidnappers, hoping to find Tuya before it’s too late. Neither of them has any idea of the dark forces arrayed against them, nor the obstacles to be faced. An ancient evil from the long gone past wants to claim Tuya for its own purposes and won’t relinquish her easily. 

Can Khian find her in time? Will he and his uncanny allies be able to prevent her death? And if the couple escapes and reaches safety, what of their fledgling romance?

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canva all 7 books corrected

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

June 13

June 6

May 30

May 23

May 16

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.  

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