New Releases in #SciFi and #Fantasy Romance for Wednesday June 27

iced_regine_abelAs 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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ICED (VALOS OF SONHADRA BOOK 10) by Regine Abel

When the penitentiary ship she’s incarcerated in gets sucked into an anomaly, Kira barely survives the crash onto an alien planet. Along with a handful of survivors, she finds refuge in The City in the Caldera alongside its Fire Valos inhabitants. But the sadistic experiments performed on her by the prison’s scientist make the heat intolerable for her. When the opportunity to go to the frozen city of E’Lek presents itself, Kira believes she’ll finally be at peace.

Duke is confused by the strange human female. Like him, she’s cold, made for the icy lands of the Northern Valos. Her resemblance with the Creators and questionable friendship with a human hated by his people raises their collective suspicions. Yet, only she could save their lost tribes condemned to an eternal slumber. As his heartstone warms for her, Duke is determined to prove to the rest of the tribe that beneath her frozen exterior hides a compassionate female. His female.

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cyborgs stowawayTHE CYBORG’S STOWAWAY: IN THE STARS ROMANCE (GYPSY MOTH BOOK 2) by Eve Langlais

Can a cyborg let go of the wife he lost and make a stowaway his bride?

There’s a problem on the Gypsy Moth. Craig ‘Crank’ Abrams has found a stowaway. A tiny one that tucks easily under his chin with the biggest damned eyes he’s ever seen—and a way of tugging at a mechanical heart he thought broken.

Ghwenn has secrets, which is why she’s on the run and hiding. When her enemies catch up to her, she finds an unlikely hero in the cyborg that refuses to hand her over.

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hostage prison planet 5HOSTAGE (PRISON PLANET BOOK 5) by Emmy Chandler

VS Note: I’ve been enjoying this series so I one clicked.

Sebastian Wolfe got himself sentenced to death by combat on the prison planet Rhodon in order to protect his sister, Sylvie. As last season’s champion, she was released into the open population, and if he prevails this season, he’ll be allowed to join her. And at first, that was the plan.

Then, at an airborne afterparty following the first fight of the season, Sebastian seizes a chance to crash the ship into zone three, planning to escape the wreckage and join his sister early—until fate throws Kaya Johnston into his path.

Kaya would have died upon impact if Sebastian hadn’t bailed from the doomed yacht with her in his arms, but that’s no reason to go all weak in the knees. He’s the one who crashed the ship in the first place! Now she’s stranded on a prison planet, barefoot and ill-equipped, with only a gorgeous, protective death row inmate who’s declared her his hostage—yet seems to think of her as much more.

Sebastian drags her deep into zone three in search of Sylvie, so he can demand an escape vehicle in exchange for his captive. But after a few days alone with Kaya, he might be unwilling to ever give his beautiful, compassionate hostage up.

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marcunMARCUN (SKY WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Sadie Carter

Eden Summers has an unhealthy obsession with chocolate, a hate-hate relationship with the IRS, and a failing bakery. Her love life is…well, not dying, to be dying it would first have to exist, right? And the only person filling up her inbox is her overprotective mother.
To top things off her next-door neighbor is a rude, obnoxious sex maniac. When he’s not keeping her up half the night with all his banging and moaning, he’s turning her into a babbling idiot.
Because the man is gorgeous. Ripped. Mesmerising. A little strange. And when she is around him, her body melts into a pile of goo.
Infuriating.
Marcun Clacka has come to Earth to locate a precious jewel for his client. He doesn’t like Earth; the people are inferior and, unlike his pack mates, he does not wish to find a human female to mate.
Humans are trouble. Fragile. And loud.
Except the tiny female who lives next to him isn’t too annoying. And she is quite attractive. Foolishly courageous. Yes, perhaps he could mate with her.
There is just one problem. Sky Warriors mate in packs. One female. Six males.
And Marcun does not intend to share the little female.
Mine.

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marauder cyndi fMARAUDER (OUTCASTS BOOK 2) by Cyndi Friberg

Rex Dravon, a notorious smuggler, is one of the Outcasts’ most important allies. Many of the Outcasts’ philosophies and approaches to life in general appeal to him, but he’s hesitant to commit to any cause. Hoping to entice Rex into committing, Arton the Heretic, tells Rex that he is genetically compatible with one of the “captive brides”, a feisty blonde named Thea Cline.

Thea is still enraged that she was dragged from Earth without her permission, and she’s recovering from a horrendous tragedy. She sneaks aboard the Marauder hoping to steal a weapon. Instead she’s confronted by the ship’s handsome commander. She knows to be wary of Rex because of his reputation, but she’s instantly, and powerfully, drawn to him. His offer to help her escape comes a little too quickly and she fears he has ulterior motives. Is he simply hoping to lure her into his bed–a fate she’s not sure she’d mind–or is his motivation more nefarious?

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amandas rescueAMANDA’S RESCUE (NEXELLA OTHERS BOOK 2)  by Paulina Woods

When Amanda is given an engineering position aboard one of the many space stations orbiting Earth, she finds herself grateful for the chance to escape the dying surface and put her talents to good use. But when one simple mistake creates an explosion aboard the station, her escape pod is hurled into deep space, and crash lands her on a desert planet. After six long months alone, all hope is lost of a rescue—that is, until five alien humanoids show up and declare she is their Other. Amanda is torn between longing for home and her new could-be alien lovers. However, before they can explore any possibility of a relationship, they first must find a way to help a hostile species…or die.

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a different timeA DIFFERENT TIME (GUARDIANS OF NOW BOOK 2)  by Donna Steele

Back in a futuristic present following their time travel, Dusty and Dee have a lot to catch up on in their new reality. Things have improved, but people still have their issues. With their child on the way, they think everything will be smoother sailing.

The other influences have different ideas. The Guardians are watching as the offspring heralds monumental changes, and The Malveks plot to discover why a planet they had planned to invade is no longer viable.

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science of pleasureTHE SCIENCE OF PLEASURE by Jacquelyn Frank

Dr. Jenesis DeBruehl once hoped that her scientific research would have positive ramifications for humanity, only to have her work twisted by the evil Dr. Eric Paulson and used to torture innocents.

Seven years later she finally has her own lab again, despite her checkered past. Kincaid “Kin” Gregory is a Morphate, one of the people mutated by Paulson. Now running the lab that Jenesis is joining, Kin is surprised by the lust he feels for the human woman. While Jenesis struggles with her guilt over the role she played in Kincaid’s mutation, he encourages her to use him as her personal test subject.  No limitations.  With Kin’s body all hers, Jenesis is about to make a whole new kind of discovery.

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reviving trishREVIVING TRISH (PROJECT DEEP BOOK 2) by Becca Jameson

After ten years, life is giving them a second chance…
Tushar will do anything to rekindle his marriage.
Keeping his wife safe is his number one priority.
Hiding in the Mountains of Montana is their best chance at survival.
Trish isn’t on the same page.
She wants more time with the son she hasn’t seen for ten years.
She wants her life back.
What if it turns out no place is safe?
The sparks that brought them together two decades ago are still burning.
Neither is willing to take the risk.
But second chances should never be squandered.

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rena and the alien warriorRENA AND THE ALIEN WARRIOR (INTERGALACTIC BRIDES BOOK 16) by Jessica Coulter Smith

Rena was sold into slavery at the age of fifteen, ripped away from her home and a loving father, and cast into a life of pain and horror. Despite the abuse she’s suffered through years of slavery, she counts herself lucky that no one has ever touched her intimately. When she angers her current owner, and he gives her to a purple alien as a gift, she isn’t sure if this next stage of her life will be a blessing or a curse. After five years as a captive, she’s too beaten to believe she’ll have a happily ever after. Who could ever fall in love with a woman as badly damaged as she is? Even the purple alien called Ryx doesn’t seem all that interested.

Beren’s scarred body and damaged ear don’t make for a very handsome male. When his commander, Ryx, brings a human female on board their ship, Beren is curious, yet cautious. Like him, Rena has wounds both outside and inside. For the first time, Beren wonders if maybe there’s a female who will look past his exterior to see his warrior heart, and not someone broken and pitiful. Her courage and strength appeal to him, and yet she’s so soft and small his protective urges rise to the surface. Whether Beren gets to claim Rena or not, he vows he will lay down his life for her and protect her at all costs. He just never realized in doing so he would end up with what he wanted most — her.

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aftermathAFTERMATH (HATHE BOOK 3) by Mary Brock Jones

Jacquel des Trurains, acclaimed hero of the resistance, has been charged with overseeing the restoration of Hathe after the Terran occupation. But it won’t be easy. Years of oppression have left their mark on
every dirtsider who stayed behind. And what of the Hathians who fled to the moon? The greed of a few for the sparkling jewel of the colonial worlds could destroy everything when they return.

So, Jacquel’s bosses decide he needs some help, and they send him Rheia asn Postrova. Rheia spent the war embroiled in twisted diplomatic games to protect the secrets of Hathe from the Terrans. Now she’s been sent to teach a stubborn man how to play nice with his fellow Hathians.

Together, they must find a way to heal their home.

But Rheia has secrets of her own, and Jacquel soon discovers that diplomacy is just a subtler war with a wiser enemy.

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primal planet guardianPRIMAL PLANET GUARDIAN  by Skylar Clarke and Starr Huntress

Vohx is a dragon warrior from the savagely dangerous planet of fire and ice, Veloria. When you live by a code of honor, virtue, and justice and someone saves your life—whether by accident or not—you are honorbound to return the favor.

So, when Stacy, delighted to be picked as the medic/token female on a mission to save Earth from a deadly disease, shoots an attacking enemy alien with her blaster … she unwittingly gains a new companion who won’t leave her side.

He’s seven feet tall with the body of a marble statue … stoic and protective and sexy as hell. It doesn’t take Stacy long to decide she could get very used to having him around.

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blue alien princesBLUE ALIEN PRINCE’S MAIL ORDER BRIDE (ROYALLY BLUE – CELESTIAL MATES BOOK 5) by Zara Zenia

Larzukan, leader of the Tharagan race, was in need of a bride, but when faced with a choice between two females from his planet, he found that he wanted something more. Not just a mate, but a creature who could rule alongside him. In an act of desperation, Larzukan applied for a mail-order bride, hoping that his call for a mate would be answered by a female from another planet.

Felicity was at the end of her rope. A marriage she had never agreed to had been arranged by her father, and she wanted nothing to do with it. The only way out is an arrangement of another kind, a reply to her application to be a mail-order bride. What she doesn’t know is that her intended groom is an alien, and she’s going to be transported hundreds of thousands of miles away from the only home she’s ever known.

Marriage isn’t easy, but it’s even harder for Felicity to come to terms with the fact that Larzukan has given one of his former suitors the task of caring for her. Suspicion and doubt cloud Felicity’s mind, but will Larzukan’s love be enough to convince her that she is worthy to stand at his side and lead his people?

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mated on the moonMATED ON THE MOON (CELESTIAL MATES) by Kate Rudolph

Ruby isn’t looking for love, so when her newly married best friend signs her up for the Celestial Mates dating service, she’s frustrated and ready to swear off dating for good. But out of consideration for a lifelong friendship, she agrees to one date. If the guy she meets is perfect, great. If not, well, at least her bestie can’t hold it against her. Even better, she won’t need to deal with any more matchmaking.

Nyco needs a mate and he’s running out of time. As a Detyen, he’s doomed to die on his thirtieth birthday if he doesn’t find his denya…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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choosing roseCHOOSING ROSE (OTHER WORLD SERIES BOOK 6) by Ramona Gray

Rose Morris likes order and routine and science. What she doesn’t like is being sucked into the glowing orb she and her team have been studying. Unfortunately, the big blue alien named Vida who appeared out of the last orb doesn’t care. He’s forced Rose and the rest of her team through the latest orb with him, and now she’s on another world where chaos rules and science might as well be witchcraft.

Vida is determined to return to his home world, even if that means jumping through every orb he comes across. If he must drag a tiny human and her companions through the orb with him, so be it. The new world – an island surrounded by a vast ocean – may be perfect for his needs but it isn’t home. He’ll do what he’s always done, survive in the new world and wait for another orb to appear.

When Rose is separated from the rest of her team, dangerous animals, killer vegetation and angry locals force her to rely on Vida for protection. As he teaches her how to survive in the new world, their mutual attraction is difficult to resist. Rose knows Vida wants to return to his world, so why does she keep hoping he’ll choose her instead?

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snared elin wynnSNARED (STAR BREED SERIES BOOK 6) by Elin Wyn

When the only woman Xander cared for was ripped from his arms, nothing else mattered.
Now she’s back. Fragile and brave, beautiful and brilliant. Someone to protect, someone to fight for.
Except she doesn’t remember him at all.
Her curves and captivating scent drive him mad, demanding he cares for her, possess her.
He’ll keep his mate safe, even if the Empire burns to ash around them.

Loree Sarratt is tired of everyone treating her like an invalid. Her hacking skills could save the Empire – if she’s not arrested first.
First puzzle to solve? An overprotective pillar of muscle who turns her legs to jelly when he’s in the same room.
She can’t lose focus. But the heat of his gaze sends her pulse racing. His touch steals her breath. Everything tempts her to surrender…
And forget the danger she’s in.

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SIREN RENA MARKSSIREN: A XENO SAPIENS NOVEL (GENETICALLY ENHANCED HUMANS BOOK 3) by Rena Marks

When Dr. Robyn Saraven saved a new species of hybrid aliens in hidden, underwater labs, she gave them a safe home to call their own. Xenia, their own city, established in the center of Earth-Ground. The new beings have memories that rise to the surface, along with the unknown traits of their ancestors, traits that may scare the humans surrounding their walls clamoring for a glimpse of the strange creatures.

When teenager Lily Xeno Sapien goes missing, head of security Jason Becker will stop at nothing to find his favorite charge. Not a single stone will be left unturned in his rage. In an underground bunker, another level is discovered, set up like a laboratory. In the center of the laboratory is an unconscious green-haired girl. But what has been done to her? His sweet girl is not the same person she was before the kidnapping. In more ways than one.

Lily always knew Jason would rescue her. But new abilities are manifesting like water—including the ability to have him do her bidding. Now finally, she understands the meaning of Siren.

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lost mata hari ringTHE LOST MATA HARI RING by Elyse Douglas

VS Note: From May but sounded intriguing.

Up-and-coming actress, Trace Rutland, has had nightmares about a tragic past ever since she was a little girl. She struggles with her everyday life, finally seeking help from a hypnotherapist.

While under hypnosis, she inadvertently experiences a past life in Paris, in 1916, during the First World War. ​

Later, while visiting a wealthy man’s private Mata Hari collection, Trace is drawn to a glittering ring, once worn by the convicted spy. Trace is enthralled. When she’s alone, she slips the ring on and is swiftly hurled into the past. There, she must face herself as she was in the past, while struggling to change the course of her destiny.

When she meets the handsome Edward Kenyon Bishop, a World War I British flying ace, she falls in love. She is soon swept away into a journey of suspicion and treachery, and must fight for her life.

Can she survive the past? Can she return to the present? Can true love endure for all time?

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trail of lightningTRAIL OF LIGHTNING (THE SIXTH WORLD BOOK 1) by Rebecca Roanhorse

VS Note: There’s been all kind of buzz about this one. Not sure how much romance there might be but it sounds exciting. On my TBR.

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters.

Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.

Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel the rez, unraveling clues from ancient legends, trading favors with tricksters, and battling dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology.

As Maggie discovers the truth behind the killings, she will have to confront her past if she wants to survive.

Welcome to the Sixth World.

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iron and magicIRON AND MAGIC (THE IRON COVENANT BOOK 1) by Ilona Andrews

VS Note: I love all the various series by Ilona Andrews and so I had this one pre-ordered.

Hugh d’Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Fast.

Elara Harper is a creature who should not exist. Her enemies call her Abomination; her people call her White Lady. Tasked with their protection, she’s trapped between the magical heavyweights about to collide and plunge the state of Kentucky into a war that humans have no power to stop. Desperate to shield her people and their simple way of life, she would accept help from the devil himself—and Hugh d’Ambray might qualify.

Hugh needs a base, Elara needs soldiers. Both are infamous for betraying their allies, so how can they create a believable alliance to meet the challenge of their enemies?

As the prophet says: “It is better to marry than to burn.”

Hugh and Elara may do both.

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darkest warriorTHE DARKEST WARRIOR (LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD) by Gena Showalter

He is ice…Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.

She is fire…Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her…and become the warrior queen she was born to be.

Together they burn.

As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily-ever-after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?

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shift of destinySHIFT OF DESTINY (ICE AGE SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Carol Van Natta

VS Note: I love Carol’s books so this is on my TBR List.

Moira Graham’s car breaks down in the tourist town of Kotoyeesinay, Wyoming. She’s on the run. Again. A crazy billionaire wants to possess her ability to predict the future, but it’s not a “gift.” It’s simple guesswork. Magic doesn’t exist. And this quirky town—which uses elves, fortune tellers, and fairy-tale gimmicks to draw tourists in—isn’t helping.

Roving carpenter Chance McKennie is a prehistoric shifter on the lookout for a mate. Unfortunately, people fear his lion, and don’t stick around long enough to get to know the man. He thought his luck would change in Kotoyeesinay, but his skills aren’t needed in this magical sanctuary town with creatures of myth and legend on every block.

When Moira bumps into him, she’s almost willing to believe in the magic of this place. But it’s going to take more than a red-hot handyman and some glowy lights to save her from ruthless hunters.

Chance is determined to protect his mate and help her find the magic in her blood. But even a top predator can’t guess the lengths to which a desperate billionaire will go to get what he wants.

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crystal casters awakeningCRYSTAL CASTERS AWAKENING (CRYSTAL CASTERS SERIES BOOK 1) by Jenn Nixon

When Cyndra Raine inherits her grandmother’s crystal, she inadvertently awakens a lethal elemental force she doesn’t understand. Panicked and desperate, she flees the safety of her village, determined to find answers only to run into a man named Rune with the same abilities and questions.

Zorin has spent twenty-five years soaring over his island waiting for something, anything, to change. After sensing caster power he can’t ignore, he leaves the island and finds two casters under attack on the mainland. He’s shocked to learn Cyndra and Rune are ignorant of their lineage and the war that destroyed the world.

Intrigued by Cyndra and the immense power she possesses, Zorin promises her the truth about the past in exchange for her help. Inexplicably drawn to the winged man, Cyndra agrees to his terms and together they begin a journey that tests everything she knows about her world and discovers a connection to Zorin more profound than any she’s ever imagined.

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tallulahs temptationTALLULAH’S TEMPTATION: SEA SHENANIGANS Book 1 by Robyn Peterman

What in the Chicken of the Sea was I thinking to agree to this half arsed Otherworld Defense Agency mission?

I’m the most absurdly good looking Vampire Pirate of the High Seas. Being on the run for my life is very important work… and a freaking full time job. Defending Mermaids from some vicious Sea Hags is going to cut into my pilfering time.

Unacceptable.

Even though this is a very bad move on my part, I know I’ll eventually agree—too many bounties on my arse to refuse, and the thought of a certain Mermaid makes my roger quite jolly.

However, Tallulah, the leader of the Mystical Isle Pod of Mermaids, isn’t going to be happy to see me… at all. The horrible, sexy, breathtaking woman has been starring in my dreams for too many years to count. Sadly, just when my mind wanders to the really good nookie part, the dream ends with her lopping my Johnson off.

I just hope to Hell and back that the Sea Hags have some outstanding booty to steal. If I’m going to have to regrow my tallywhacker, the treasure had better damned well be worth it.

Tallulah
Running a tourist trap for humans in the Bermuda Triangle had sounded like a fine plan—until it wasn’t…(much more blurb on ebook seller site…)

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kings brideKING’S BRIDE (DRAKORYAN BRIDES BOOK 5 ) by Ava Sinclair

Amidst a backdrop of war with the ShadowFell, the four sons of King Vukuris battle among themselves as dragons— not only for the crown, but for first rights to my innocence. While one will be victorious on the battlefield, all will eventually conquer me in the bedchamber with a combination of power and prowess.

But there is another battle, a silent one, and it rages inside me. My memories of being held captive by the ShadowFell are returning — memories that bring pain and make me doubt my ability to be a good queen. Will those memories drive a wedge between me and my mates? It is a matter of life and death for the Empire, for within me may lie the secret to defeating the enemy.

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destiny of a gargoyleDESTINY OF A GARGOYLE (WHEN GARGOYLES LOVE BOOK 1) by Chris Redding

Donal Foley was born in a time when magic ruled the Earth.
Gargoyles protected fairies from goblins. His family was a group of elite gargoyles who were assigned to protect a specific fairy. His father’s dereliction of that duty cursed his sons to become stone and wait.
Now reawakened in the twenty first century where no one believes in magic how is he going to convince his fairy that she is one and that she is in danger from a goblin?
He must do that without falling in love with her.

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protecting the deadPROTECTING THE DEAD by Katherine Gilbert

After a childhood filled with demons and her devil-worshiping parents, Lydia longs for a quiet, normal life, a safe haven somewhere blissfully dull. Being the manager at the Roanoke Apartments seems to fit that bill. But Lydia soon learns that you can’t leave the past behind so easily. She finds herself faced with unclogging drains for werewolves, conducting nightly vampire counseling sessions, and caring for two talkative cats. Then there’s the distraction of Geoffrey, the hottest, and most angelic, boss anyone ever dreamed of. As if that isn’t enough, the demon who nearly killed her shows up to finish the job. So much for a peaceful, simple life.

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carnageCARNAGE (WHISPERS FROM THE BAYOU BOOK 1) by Sandra R Neeley

VS Note: REcommended by reader Rhonda.

Raised by a father who curses the day she was born, Carolena finds herself in the swamps of south Louisiana under the guise of overseeing her father’s investments. In truth, she is making every attempt to avoid forced marriage to any of the men he would have her shipped off to. She’s always believed that her husband would love her, would give his very life just to hold her; not be a man who would marry her to claim her father’s wealth. When she arrives in the deep-south, she catches the eye of a local backwoods family of brothers. The eldest, Bobby, decides that he is deserving of a step-up in life, takes her against her will to his hovel of a home at the edge of the swamps to be shared between himself and his brothers. Carolena — not the shrinking flower they think her to be, flees into the deepest, darkest, wildest portion of the swamps in an effort to escape the brothers and their plans for her. Death at the hands of the creatures in these wetlands is a better option, in her mind. Little does she know, she’s also caught the eye of the most dangerous creature there, one of legend — of nightmares. He’s watching her every move, admiring her bravery — and he’s decided he’s keeping her.
Carnage is a Gargoyle. He’s also volatile, dangerous, unpredictable, and lonely. One evening minding his own business at the edge of the sanctuary he calls home, he spies a female. A human female, and she’s running headlong into his swamps…(much more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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cloudburst coffee and spaCLOUDBURST COFFEE & SPA (CLOUDBURST COLORADO BOOK 5) by Siobhan Muir

VS Note: I enjoy Siobhan’s books and she’s been sharing really good snippets from this novel weekly…on my TBR List.

Moira Callahan knows a thing or two about fresh starts. Second chances are a different story…

As an empath synced into the energies of spaces around her, Moira always understood what people needed, and tried to provide. But after escaping an abusive D/s relationship, she’s ready to make her own rules as the owner of the Cloudburst Coffee & Spa. Life is good. Until her first love shows up in town seeking his second chance.

Aiden Westmorland escaped Cloudburst to learn to control his sexual needs, but he left behind the one woman who calmed his statistical empathic abilities. Now he has a chance to rekindle the fire they’d shared as teenagers, with the flavor of BDSM. But earning the trust of an emotionally scarred woman after his long radio silence is easier said than done.

When Moira’s past comes to Cloudburst, threatening the life she’s fought to rebuild, Aiden insists she go to the police. But her former Dom has a past of his own, and he isn’t willing to let go so easily this time.

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royally electedROYALLY ELECTED (HER ROYAL HAREM BOOK 3) by Catherine Banks

Jolie has settled into life in Jinla with her four guards at her side. She couldn’t be happier, but happiness is often fleeting.

When the Sirens return to Jinla, they turn Jolie’s life upside down.

Now she’s forced to leave her guards behind and travel to the undersea realm of Atlantis, where things are not as they seem. Her survival is at risk as well as the lives of her friends. She doesn’t want to sacrifice so much, but how can she refuse when she’s Atlantis’s only hope?

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when we were crownedWHEN WE WERE CROWNED (THE WOLF OF OBERHAME BOOK 3) by Auryn Hadley

With the crown safely on Leyli’s head, her problems should’ve been over. Her country is safe. Her family is together. What more could a new Queen ask for?

Unfortunately, spending her mornings purging her stomach isn’t it. Evidently, not even the Queen of Norihame is immune to morning sickness. Even worse, women in her country were expected to produce the next generation, not rule it. As soon as the men in court realize she’s pregnant with the heir, they’ll try to take away all the power she fought so hard to gain.

If that was all she had to worry about, things would be great.

But Rhia is closing in. The expansionist nation to the west has been seeking a trade alliance in violation of her father’s peace treaty. Is this merely a misunderstanding between politicians, or is it the first hint of things to come? And why is one of the Senators saying the exact same thing her cousin cited as his reason for rebellion?

When all the pieces come together, Leyli realizes it’s worse than she feared. Only one thing can save her country now, but that means putting herself – and her unborn child – in harms way. Thankfully, she’s got one thing going for her that Rhia will never expect.

She’s a gladiator.
That means she doesn’t fight fair.

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reds alphasRED’S ALPHAS (WOLVES OF CRIMSON HOLLOW BOOK 1) by M H Soares and Michelle Hercules

I’ve been a city girl my entire life. But when my grandmother got sick, I didn’t think twice before packing my bags and moving to Crimson Hollow, a small town in West Virginia. Two years later, I’m still here and finally adjusting to the quiet life.

Only there’s nothing ordinary about this town.

A walk in the woods proved almost deadly and left me changed forever. I was attacked by a rogue wolf, and now, I belong to the Crimson Hollow pack. I’m a shifter.

To make matters worse, my arrival in the pack created a rift among the wolves, making it impossible to tell friend from foe, including the three alpha’s sons who have taken a keen interest in me. If dealing with all that wasn’t enough, wolves are disappearing. We must discover who is behind it, or there won’t be a pack left to fight over.

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a bears protectionA BEAR’S PROTECTION (SHIFTER COUNTRY BEARS BOOK 1) by Dakota West

Fleeing a bad relationship and an ex who’s blatantly stalking her, Cora enters the shifter state of Cascadia with one thing on her mind: freedom. Love is the last thing she’s looking for, no matter how sexy the men of Cascadia turn out to be.

Rugged, sexy bear shifters Ash and Hunter are mates. Their peaceful lives in Granite Valley are perfect, except for one thing: they need a woman to complete their triad.

When Ash looks up from his seat in his police cruiser to see Cora speeding by, he has no idea that he’s about to find just the right woman. A speeding ticket turns into a hell of a lot more, and fast. Ash can’t explain the pull he feels toward the feisty, curvy reporter, but Hunter feels it too.

When Cora’s deranged stalker shows up and sets out to kill their only chance at true happiness, Ash and Hunter will do whatever it takes to protect her.

But can their brute bear strength take on the cunning of a deranged man who’s lost his grip on reality?

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the howlingTHE HOWLING by Erin McCarthy

For six months the nightmares have been chasing Liv Lugaru out of her sleep. The same terrifying dream, the same fevered wolves panting after her, their hot breath getting closer and closer as a full moon hangs heavy in the night sky—until she wakes up drenched in sweat, with her fiancé, the brother of the man who broke her heart, gazing down at her . . .

Six months ago, Sebastian was almost killed by his brother in a power struggle within their werewolf pack. His disappearance opened the way for his brother to console Liv, win her trust . . . without ever telling her of their true heritage. Now Sebastian is ready to reclaim his rightful place—to rise up with the moon and claim the only woman he’s ever loved.

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KISS OF FIREKISS OF FIRE (THE DRAGONFIRE NOVELS BOOK 1) by Deborah Cooke

For millennia, the shape-shifting dragon warriors known as the Pyr have lived peacefully as guardians of both the four elements and the earth’s treasures. But now the final reckoning between the Pyr, who count humans among the earth’s treasures, and the Slayers, who would eradicate both humans and the Pyr who protect them, has begun…

One kiss can change the course of destiny…

When ace accountant Sara Keegan decides to settle down and run her quirky aunt’s New Age bookstore, she’s not looking for adventure. She doesn’t believe in fate or the magic of tarot cards, but when she’s saved from a vicious attack by a man who has the ability to turn into a fire-breathing dragon, she questions whether she’s losing her mind – or about to lose her heart.

Self-reliant loner Quinn Tyrrell has long been distrustful of his fellow Pyr. When he feels the firestorm that signals his destined mate, he’s determined to protect and possess Sara, regardless of the cost. Then Sara’s true destiny is revealed and Quinn realizes he must risk everything – even Sara’s love – to fulfill their entwined fates.

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better haunts and garden gnomesBETTER HAUNTS AND GARDEN GNOMES (uNLUCKY VALLEY BOOK 1) by Michelle M Pillow

Welcome to Lucky Valley where nothing is quite what it seems.

Lily Goode wasn’t aware she had an inheritance waiting for her in the form of a huge Victorian house in Lucky Valley, Colorado. Life might finally be coming together for her. That is if you don’t count the endless home repairs, dealing with eccentric Aunt Polly who claims they’re both witches, and Nolan Dawson the handsome home inspector who seems to have it out for her, then, sure, life is grand. Oh and not to mention the strange hallucinations and garden gnomes who are far more than lawn ornaments.

If mysterious accidents don’t do her in, then the rebellious gnomes just might. With the help of Aunt Polly, it’s up to Lily to discover who’s sabotaging her new home and trying to drive the Goodes out of Lucky Valley once and for all.

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The Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Series canvaVeronica sez: Last week to get AYDARR on sale for $.99! Book 1 in my Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Series…

Kidnapped by alien scientists, Jill’s only hope is AYDARR, the genetically engineered warrior who’s claimed her as his mate…

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

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June 13

June 6

May 30

May 23

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.  

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

 

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