I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for all the support, tweets, shares and feedback! So glad readers are finding this weekly report useful.
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).
UNCHAINED by Ruby Lionsdrake
One geeky neuroscientist sent to research the inmates of a prison asteroid.
Two cyborg criminals determined to free the inmates.
A forbidden romance among the stars.
Dr. Skylar Russo, a woman known for her research skills rather than her people skills, wants nothing more than to forget that her fiancé left her at the altar. She’s vowed to focus on her career instead of men, even when that career sends her to the most inhospitable place imaginable. An asteroid prison in the middle of nowhere.
Worse than the location are the inmates she’s been sent to study. Former cyborg soldiers who couldn’t readjust to civilian society after the war ended. These enhanced men are physically and emotionally scarred, and no sane woman would want anything to do with them.
But when former warship captain Diego and combat sergeant Jerick kidnap her as part of their plan to free the prisoners, Skylar is wrapped up in a deadly adventure she never envisioned with two fierce cyborgs who should terrify her. But she finds herself drawn to Diego’s poetic soul and Jerick’s hot muscled ferocity. She grows sympathetic to their plight and wants to help them, but she can’t do so without risking her career—and her life.
With four government warships on the way, Skylar will have to choose between what’s best for her… and what she wants with all her heart.
SE SMITH WORLDS OF MAGIC NEW MEXICO
VS Note: There are 15+ books re-releasing in what was the Amazon-only Kindle World of Magic NM. The books are now going to be available wide on other sites since Amazon shuttered the Kindle Worlds structure a few months ago. Here’s their website: https://magicnewmexico.com/ Full blurbs can be found on the ebook seller websites. Here’s the info I have so far:
Aidy Award, A Touch of Fate: Fated for Curves Book One – Save the Geek Girl, Save the World. Amazon
Carol Van Natta, In Graves Below – A disabled veteran and a magical dancer must learn the secret of dreamwalk, or demons will turn Denver into an all-you-can-eat buffet. No pressure! Amazon iBooks
DB Sieders, Silver Unleashed: Dragons of Tarakona – Gentleman in the streets, dragon in the sheets! Mad scientist meets sexy dragon shifter for magic, mayhem, and red hot romance! Amazon iBooks
Donna McDonald, Tangling With Topper: My Crazy Alien Romance Book 1 – What’s a witch to do? She has no power to fight the sexy alien and can’t fight his power over her. Amazon iBooks
Evelyn Lederman, A Touch of Harmony: Magic’s Destiny – She is an alien terrified of animals and he is a werewolf. How will these two ever get together? Amazon iBooks
Jason Crutchfield, Miss Fortune – A misfortune consuming Infaustus meets the world’s unluckiest man; together, they fight to turn his luck around before tragedy strikes him and the town of Magic, NM. Amazon
Jessica Aspen, Touch of Beauty – What happens when a brand new fairy godmother, a witch, and a troll, are caught up in a twist of Beauty and the Beast…Magic! Discover Jessica Aspen’s fairy tale twists—Magic New Mexico Style. Amazon iBooks
Jody Wallace, Silver Bound: Dragons of Tarakona – Sexy steampunk wizard woos feisty lady shifter, but she’s no damsel–she’s the dragon. Amazon iBooks
Lea Kirk, Made for Her – Roses are red, her blood is too; just one sip and his mate is through. Amazon iBooks
ML Guida, Touch of Madness: Dragons of Zalara – Can a dragon save a pirate wench torn in two? Amazon iBooks
Rose Smith, Flying Fawna – A werelion, a sexy female, and a maniac. Can Chaz save Fawna from doom without forever tainting Magic? Amazon
Susan Hayes, Etched in Stone – Adina thought she bought a new statue for her collection. Fate sent her a soulmate instead. Amazon iBooks
Tianna Xander, Charming Charly – A forbidden lab, an unwilling subject, and a luscious beauty. Can they escape before his captors discover his last secret? Held against their will, Xeno and Charly had better escape before someone lets the cat out of the bag. No buy link as yet.
TJ Finn, Touch of Danger – A wolf shifter and a telepathic wolf find love as they both fight to save the people they care about from an evil man bent on destroying them all. No buy link as yet.
Trinity Blacio, Magic In His Touch: Little Angel Rescue- Imprisoned in an enchanted cell, a young woman has only known the four walls that have held her captive until the appearance of a demon special ops soldier whose touch makes her desire to feel more. Amazon iBooks
DIPLOMACY (STRAND OF STARFIRE BOOK 2) by May Sage
For a thousand years, being born with magic was a death sentence. Hart and his twin have survived by hiding who they truly were until their time came.
It started as a whisper, rumors, but when they find out there truly is a mage uprising, they join the fight, tilting the balance in the mages’ favor.
The era of magicless mortals has passed in their multi-planetary kingdom. A war has started, and the mages will win it.
Hart has lived and breathed for liberating their kind, thinking of nothing else, until Dara.
When Dara’s deluded father imprisons Kai Lor Hora’s ambassador, she knows there will be reprisals. Her world stands at the brink of destruction. She has no love for mages, but trying to help this one escape might just save her family.
They’re two mortal enemies, who should never have met, and can never go back to a simpler time.
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: A COLLECTION OF MONUMENTAL ROMANCE CATASTROPHES (ZOMBILICIOUS ROMANCES) by Various
The world we once knew, is no more.
An outbreak of unknown origin has spread across the globe, obliterating the food chain. From small animals to the human race, no creature is safe.
Run, do not walk.
Do not look back.
Not for your loved ones. Not for anyone.
The zombie apocalypse is upon us.
SKYFIRE (DRAGON WINE PART FIVE) by Donna Maree Hanson
On the devastated world of Margra, where man-eating dragons are tamer than the humans, a small band of heroes fight for a brighter future.
After a battle with the malevolent baron and the evil dragon creature, Gercomo, to prevent the life giving dragon wine being sequestered in the doomsday city, Eternity, for use by the rich elite, Salinda turns her attention to the looming disaster that threatens their very existence.
With the aid of the powerful cadre, an ancient source of power and knowledge, Salinda fights to save her planet, Margra, from the final moonfall—an event that will destroy the already ravaged planet.
Currently safe within the underground city of Barraheim, a heavily pregnant Salinda knows that the end is looming and that a solution must be found. Plagued with doubt, she ponders whether her child be born before moonfall or born at all.
With Nils’s, her alien mate incapacitated and others in her band recovering from injuries, Salinda struggles to decipher an ancient text that speaks of a machine that might help them.
And in the dark spaces beneath Barrahiem lurks something else, something mysterious and dangerous.
FORBIDDEN MATE (ABDUCTED BOOK 1) by Opal Carew
Being abducted by aliens to be mated to their king is not how Aria imagined her dream vacation would begin.
Aria’s career fills the void that foster care left behind, but recently, steamy, erotic dreams make her think she’s working too hard.
A free trip to a luxury resort is just the ticket. Until she’s ushered to a “VIP party” and abducted by an alien who insists she’s his king’s soul-mate. Love at first sight, let alone sight unseen, is a myth. Her increasing attraction to the ship’s captain, however, is far too real.
Captain Tai Gaman’s mission was simple. Kidnap Aria and deliver her to his king. What’s complicated is the blinding desire he feels for the Earth woman that is almost impossible to resist.
As the sexual hunger between them reaches unbearable height, Tai must make the most difficult decision of his life. Claim her as his own, or fulfill his duty to the king.
THE DRAGON (BETANIA BREED BOOK 4) by Jenny Foster
My name is Coran Burke.
I’m unique among the fighters in the Black Squad.
I’m more than human.
My new assignment takes me to Dassuria, on the trail of an alien dragon lord. To beat him, I’ll have to dig deep into my own past.
At his side is a woman with deep entanglements in his dealings. Despite my misgivings, I can’t get her out of my head. She’s unearthed feelings I’d long ago abandoned and stirred something in me like no one has ever done before.
She should be my enemy, but she appears to be the key to my survival – a puzzle I’m hesitant to solve.
Love or duty.
Passion or loyalty.
Dragon or human.
The choice is mine, but at what cost?
HEARTLESS (DETYEN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Kate Rudolph and Starr Huntress
After witnessing the impossible mating of his fellow soulless warrior, Kayde doesn’t expect a denya of his own. But whenever Quinn Porter walks into a room, he can’t keep himself from watching her, from following her, from wanting her. And those desires mean trouble for a man who isn’t supposed to feel anything.
Quinn just wants things to get back to normal…Sure, she was captured by pirates and abused for months, but Quinn’s doing her best to stay positive and create a good life back on Earth than. She has a small group of friends made up of fellow survivors and the determination to recover from all that was done to her. She’s not in the market for a man, but a certain coldly loyal Detyen could make her change her mind.
An accidental journey…When Kayde undertakes a mission to journey back to his Detyen home, he’s ready for the solitude. What he doesn’t expect is Quinn hiding away in one of the bunks on his ship. Forced to undertake a dangerous mission together, even knowing that the remnants of emotion he feels when she’s around might be signs of oncoming madness, Kayde and Quinn will need to rely on each other when everything goes wrong and their lives and freedom are at stake.
DEMON IN THE MACHINE by Lisa MacTague
At the height of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, steam power and magic join forces to create wonders the world has never seen. But those wonders have a dark side—one that will soon force a reckoning few could have anticipated.
Half-demon Briar is content with her structured life as an archivist, a far cry from the chaos of her background and upbringing. Briar’s simple and predictable existence is rocked when she discovers something sinister powers one of the grand, new inventions of her era.
Isabella Castel, the only daughter of Viscount Sherard, is far from the brainless socialite she pretends to be. Isabella is everything Briar is not: passionate, creative and impulsive, but with secrets to rival even Briar’s own. Two more unlikely partners should not exist, yet if the women cannot find a way to work together, they will lose far more than their reputations.
Can a half-demon and a debutante work past their secrets before all hell breaks loose?
FANGS, FLAMES AND ALLURE (VAMPIRE DRAGON SHIFTER REVERSE HAREM BOOK 2) by Zara Zenia
It’s been three years since my sister left Earth behind to follow a destiny she didn’t even know existed.
Now I’m all alone, about to start college, and I have no idea what I’m supposed to do with my life.
What if I’m fated for the same destiny as Eva? The two vampires who follow me at school seem to think I’m something special. Does that mean there are two alien dragon shifters waiting for me on some distant planet too?
I don’t think so. That’s Eva’s destiny, not mine.
But when they tell me that our union is the only way to heal a feud that has gone on for generations, my resolve starts to soften. But can I give my heart and body to four extraordinary men? Am I just like my sister after all?
HETT (DRAGONS OF NOVAI BOOK 1) by Ashley L Hunt
In exile after the cataclysmic destruction of their home planet, the Novai have now found a new home…but they are not alone.
Led by two warrior commanders, Balor and Hett, the Novai species have landed on a new planet. The journey has caused many of them to evolve.
Hett finally gets to spread his wings and explore the new planet, but soon discovers a subterranean tribe that will change the tragectory of his life forever.
Evelyn is the headstrong princess of her tribe. She longs to reach the surface she has grown up hearing about, but she doesn’t expect to find alpha-dragon explorers…
Evelyn’s strong-will and Hett’s sense of duty might save them from all-out war between their peoples. Can they survive the clash of civilizations? Or will they be torn apart in strife?
Hett’s dragon-evolution fascinates Evelyn in every way. Can he control his new strength to satisfy her and keep her safe?
THE LIGHT OF REDEMPTION by Natalie Damschroder
Harmony Wilde is a unique kind of superhero. She operates as Eclipse in a small town in Ohio instead of the big city, on her own instead of on a team, and in near-complete anonymity. For the most part, she’s satisfied with using her ability, manipulating light, to bust drug dealers, and prevent drunk drivers—until Conn Parsons comes to town.
Conn has been a superhero all over the world. Dissatisfied with the little bit of good she can do in comparison, Harmony asks Conn to train her. He refuses, feeling responsible for superhero and civilian deaths in big-city incidents. He doesn’t want to risk the same thing happening here. But the attraction between them is hard to fight, and so is her determination.
Then small-town problems get bigger, and it looks like both Eclipse and Conn are being targeted by CASE, the Citizens Against Superhero Existence, who are responsible for those city disasters. When her town seems destined to become collateral damage and the stakes get personal, Harmony must tap undeveloped powers and convince Conn to work with her to stop their mutual enemy. The only problem is that when they succeed, it may give Conn the redemption he needs to move on, away from Pilton . . . and away from Harmony.
TALES FROM THE ARENA: OPENING GAMBIT by Elizabeth Schechter
VS Note: Listed in scifi romance and erotica.
Iras is one of the Collared; she is one of the men and women who live to provide taboo pleasures to the super-soldiers known as the Swords.
To win a war, Tyrese created the Swords–men and women faster, stronger and tougher than ordinary soldiers, with the killer instincts to match. But when the war is over, the Swords’ need for certain sorts of… stimulation remains. So the Arena was created, where the Collared voluntarily serve the Swords, providing them with an outlet for their aggression that they literally cannot live without.
Amidst the futuristic torture devices of the Arena, Iras serves Gavir, an officer. He fulfills her deepest, darkest desires and a bond forms between them. But a dark secret from Iras’s past threatens all they have, and all they hope for.
TALES FROM THE ARENA: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by Elizabeth Schechter
VS note: Not listed in any categories at the point I picked it up for the post but I’m assuming SFR and erotica like her other title above.
Rakesh is one of the most skilled of the Collared, the men and women who serve in the Arena to fulfill the unique needs of the super-soldiers known as Swords.
The Swords were genetically altered to be strong, fast, tough, and deadly. But if they don’t exercise their aggression regularly, they become a danger to those around them. At the Arena, the Collareds accept what the Swords dish out, whether pleasure or pain.
Virin, a mid-ranking sword, takes Rakesh as his lover and hopes to rise high enough in rank that they may marry. But a storm is brewing. Former Collareds are disappearing, victims of a dark conspiracy of renegade soldiers that conspires to utterly control the nation of Tyrese and destroy all who oppose them. And they have their eyes on Rakesh.
DARK WARLORD by Cynthia Sax
VS Note: This short story was previously published in a box set. Meant to be read after Dark Flight.
All Chamele Warlords have a destined mate, a gerel they are fated to spend their lifespans with. Batu, being genetically enhanced, believes he’s the sole exception. He devotes himself to battle, is resigned to living a solitary life, dying with swords in both of his hands.
Then he sees her.
Genine is a warrior female intent on protecting her loved ones. To keep them safe, she must face Fighter Batu in the ring. If she loses to the barbarian, she becomes his to do with as he wishes. And he wishes her to submit to his deep voice, rough touch, passionate kisses. If she defeats Batu, she will have to kill the one male she was destined to love.
INFERNO (VALOS OF SONHADRA BOOK 11) by Nancey Cummings
Amber crashed onto an alien planet and survived the dangers of an unknown world. Three literally hot aliens with lava coursing through their veins decide she’s their mate. She’s endured everything Sonhadra has thrown at her but she might not survive their fiery embrace.
Pel and Mishal know that the commanding human female is their mate. They vow to claim her once they repair Flin’s fractured heartstone, the material from which can only be found in the frozen north. Barely able to keep their hands off each other, how can Amber and her Fire Valos resist temptationuntil they can find a way to safely be together?
RECORD OF A SPACEBORN FEW by Becky Chambers
VS note: Not Romance per se, but sounded good.
Hundreds of years ago, the last humans on Earth boarded the Exodus Fleet in search of a new home among the stars. After centuries spent wandering empty space, their descendants were eventually accepted by the well-established species that govern the Milky Way.
But that was long ago. Today, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, the birthplace of many, yet a place few outsiders have ever visited. While the Exodans take great pride in their original community and traditions, their culture has been influenced by others beyond their bulkheads. As many Exodans leave for alien cities or terrestrial colonies, those who remain are left to ponder their own lives and futures: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination? Why remain in space when there are habitable worlds available to live? What is the price of sustaining their carefully balanced way of life—and is it worth saving at all?
A young apprentice, a lifelong spacer with young children, a planet-raised traveler, an alien academic, a caretaker for the dead, and an Archivist whose mission is to ensure no one’s story is forgotten, wrestle with these profound universal questions. The answers may seem small on the galactic scale, but to these individuals, it could mean everything.
CONTAGION by Erin Bowman
VS Note: NOT a romance, no romance at all per the reviews, but sounded like an interesting scifi post apocalyptic-on-an-alien-planet book. Apparently the ending is kind of a cliffhanger but kind of not, setting up for book #2..anyway, I have one-clicked it.
After receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is sent into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.
When they arrive, they find the planet littered with the remains of the project—including its members’ dead bodies. As they try to piece together what could have possibly decimated an entire project, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.
THE CAPTURED SPY (THE IMMORTAL SPY BOOK 3) by K A Krantz
Ten years ago, Bix and her team of Dark Ops agents had a mission to rescue one of their own. The mission went pear-shaped; her team died, she was exiled, and the package was never retrieved. The guilt for that failure is a weight Bix can’t shake…until she receives news that the agent is still alive and in possession of technology that could destroy the Mid Worlds. All Bix has to do is break the captured spy out of a top-secret supermax facility and destroy the tech before enemy forces beat her to the punch.
Unfortunately, a prison built of potent magic to contain the Mids’ worst deviants isn’t on any map or radar. To get the necessary intel, Bix will resurrect a menacing identity and reach deep into the criminal underbelly where her legacy is far from forgotten. Old enemies lurk in the shadows, swift to strike. Even the darkness can betray her. As her allies fall, Bix will have to rely on the aid of adversaries to complete her mission. But supermax does strange things to the mind, and some things cannot be undone.
Gods will perish when madness descends upon a captured spy.
SAINT OR SINNER (BAD THINGS BOOK 8) by Cynthia Eden
Smart people–and monsters who know the score–fear Josephine Saint. The sexy vampire might appear to be a sensual temptation, but she’s a cold-blooded assassin. Mercy? Jo doesn’t know the meaning of the word. With each successful hunt, Jo slides one step closer to getting the promised prize that she’s coveted–her freedom. Long ago, Josephine made a deal with the devil, and now, the jerk is collecting on the final payment due him.
Her latest target is Malik, an angel who has gone dark. The fool fell and crashed hard to earth, and now he’s indulging in every sin he can find. And, bonus, the guy has every predator in the land closing in on him because angel wings are highly prized on the black magic market. It’s Jo’s job to find Malik and bring his sexy angel ass back upstairs except…
Malik has his own mission, and it doesn’t involve being dragged back to heaven. He’s ready to lose his wings, ready to pay any price, if it means he can right a wrong from his past. He never expected for Jo to hunt him, and he knows that he won’t be able to control himself when she’s near. Because Jo–fierce vampire, deadly assassin–she’s his charge. He’s been watching over her for centuries. Watching her, and wanting her. Now that he’s earthbound, Malik can finally make the vamp his.
THE SERPENT (IMMORTAL DEALERS BOOK 1) by Sarah Fine
Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger has put her dreams aside to look after her eccentric mother. Case in point: saving her from a mysterious stranger who’s just stormed the terrified woman’s antique store wearing a rattlesnake tattoo, leveling threats, and brandishing the weirdest deck of cards Ernie’s ever seen.
When Ernie grabs some of the cards and runs, she’s launched into a world she never knew existed—one her mother may know more about than she’s revealing. With a handful of stolen cards, Ernie has just been made an unwilling player in a game of good versus evil. But she’s not even playing with a full deck, and its original owner is more than happy to kill to get his cards back.
Suddenly Ernie’s matching wits and plays with the supernatural Immortal Dealers, who can raise empires, damn souls, and shape the world’s destiny. It’s up to Ernie to defeat the most brutal member of their order. And if her roguish new ally isn’t bluffing, he can help. The mystery is all in the cards, and to save her life—and humanity—Ernie had better learn how to deal.
DARK SURVIVOR AWAKENED (THE CHILDREN OF THE GODS PARANORMAL SERIES BOOK 20) by I T Lucas
This was a strange new world she had awakened to.
Her memory loss must have been catastrophic because almost nothing was familiar. The language was foreign to her, with only a few words bearing some similarity to the language she thought in. Still, a full moon cycle had passed since her awakening, and little by little she was gaining basic understanding of it–only a few words and phrases, but she was learning more each day.
A week or so ago, a little girl on the street had tugged on her mother’s sleeve and pointed at her. “Look, Mama, Wonder Woman!”
The mother smiled apologetically, saying something in the language these people spoke, then scurried away with the child looking behind her shoulder and grinning.
When it happened again with another child on the same day, it was settled.
Wonder Woman must have been the name of someone important in this strange world she had awoken to, and since both times it had been said with a smile it must have been a good one.
Wonder had a nice ring to it.
She just wished she knew what it meant.
WINTER GODDESS (DAUGHTER OF WINTER BOOK 4) by Skye McKinnon
Just because Wyn has changed doesn’t mean that the war is over. Not at all.Angus and the Morrigan are ready for battle, but so are Wyn and her allies. It’s time to fight for the Winter Realm and the balance that keeps the magic alive.
DIVINE MAGIC (FALLEN REVELATIONS BOOK 2) by Miranda Martin
Aviella didn’t ask to be special. Despite the fact she keeps getting told she has a Destiny, she only wants to help.
The world has gone to hell, literally, and the forces arraying against her grow bolder. Destruction follows in her wake as the Shadow Powers send their minions to capture her and the men who have sworn to protect her.
Seeking sanctuary she and her protectors must first brave the horrors of Wormwood, home to the worst the Apocalypse has to offer. When they come face-to-face with a Horseman of the Apocalypse, will he be friend or their deadliest foe?
STRENGTH (CURSE OF THE GODS BOOK 4) by Jane Washington and Jaymin Eve
Willa and the Abcurse brothers are back, and more determined than ever to stick by each other. Unfortunately, Staviti has other plans, plans that threaten to change the natural order of the worlds—though nobody really understands why. His agenda may very well affect all beings on Minatsol, even those that thought themselves safe in Topia. Even Willa-invincible-Knight.
Unsure with her new place in the worlds, Willa must follow the Abcurses to their new post: Champions Peak, a secluded mountain far from civilization, where the most powerful sols have been summoned to hone their abilities through direct contact with the gods.
There is a chance that she might survive her time on the mountain, but it seems like staying alive amidst the powerful occupants of the Peak is the least of her concerns.
Her real problem is staying on the mountain at all.
COTI’S UNCLAIMED MATE (IRON WOLVES MC BOOK 9) by Elle Boon
Will they find beauty in the ashes as the fire settles, or will they go up in flames?
Shifters and humans don’t mix, at least not in Coti’s opinion. He’s more than just a wolf though, but his pack and fellow MC brothers don’t know everything there is to know about him, and he likes to keep it that way…until one human female comes along and changes everything.
Renee, or NeNe to her friends hates her life. Well, she didn’t hate it so much when she could count on her friends, but one-by-one they began finding boyfriends, leaving her alone. Suddenly, she finds herself on the outside looking in. A girl from the wrong side of the tracks, she knows she needs to make a change or she’ll end up like her mother, dead.
A connection between two of the most unlikely people seemed written in the stars, but Coti isn’t ready to accept his fate, while NeNe doesn’t want a man who’s a brawler like her father. No, these two will fight their attraction, even if it kills them.
When a new group moves into town just outside of the Iron Wolves territory giving NeNe the opportunity to make extra cash in order to escape, she latches on with both hands. Only is the saying something’s too good to be true going to bite her in the rear, or will her savior come to the rescue? For Coti he can’t seem to shake off the need to keep one tiny human safe, even if it puts him in a perilous position of claiming the female for his own.
MAGNOLIA MYSTIC (SENTINELS OF SAVANNAH) by Lisa Kessler
Skye Olson is a psychic like her mother, and her grandmother before her, but a bad break up with the man she thought was her soulmate has left her confidence in her abilities shaken. While she’s in crisis, a real estate tycoon from Atlanta swoops in with his eyes on her shop.
Colton Hayes spent his mortal life plundering royal ships with his pirate crew, but one holy relic changed everything. Now he and the rest of the crew protect the port of Savannah from their captain who traded his cutlass for a fountain pen.
When Colton discovers the captain wants to build a hotel in the heart of historic Savannah, he sets out to stop him, but nothing could prepare him for the sexy smile and violet eyes of the Magnolia Mystic.
INVADING ALPHA (SERAPHINE THOMAS BOOK 9) by Erin R Flynn
Division Chief Seraphine Thomas is finally handling the snowballing situation in New York. She survived her first Valentine’s Day as Alpha and a whole new mess of problems, but is feeling more confident in her roles now that she’s laid a better foundation. The problem is there’s no safe way to handle what she needs to, and alone she’s not enough.
But help comes in a very surprising away.
The Alpha of one of the New York City packs sent a hitter to take care of Sera when she started forcing the system to work and he was on the wrong side of that. Though months ago, Sera still has a valid claim to retaliate. Plus, it’s the only non-human office that hasn’t been fully retrained, which is rather odd given the FBI is hiring new non-human agents to have teams in regular offices.
Add to that, there are rumors of the regular NYC office being dirty, and it might take a miracle to pull this trick off without getting everyone dead. Thankfully, lipstick can be a magical thing if used right.
REVELATIONS IN BLOOD by Patricia D Eddy
They thought they were safe. After escaping the catacombs and leaving all she’s ever known behind, Evangeline is ready to be free. To start a new life with Nic. The vampire who claimed her body and her heart.
His touch heals her. Her blood quiets his demons.
Connected for eternity by a bond forged in blood and sealed in passion, their desire for one another grows beyond their wildest dreams. Until a new threat emerges.
Betrayed, separated, and tortured, can they find their way back to one another? Or will their bond be shattered forever?
Love freed them.
Love will break them.
Can love save them?
HEAVEN-SENT WARRIOR by Nancy Lee Badger
Henrí Chevalier’s last memory, before stumbling naked into a museum’s moonlit garden, was Auguste Rodin and his dusty Paris studio in 1886. To escape his broken heart, Henrí volunteered to sleep inside a statue until needed. Expecting to die, he discovers he must learn to use the unexpected powers Heaven has given him. Without them he will fail his mission against otherworldly creatures, such as demons and faeries.
Kenzie Mackintosh, a dedicated art museum’s curator, spies a naked man hiding among bronze statues. A quick glance ignites desire within her, but she is too tied-up in work to act on it. Unaware of her fae heritage, their relationship heats up as he disrupts her job. While Henrí tries to process modern buildings, cars, and a broken elevator, a demon attacks and forces Henrí and Kenzie to enlist the aid of her powerful fae relatives. When the demon possesses the body of her ex-lover and threatens to kill him, then use her to take over the world, Henrí and Kenzie must learn to trust each other, even if Kenzie’s death might be the only answer to the world’s salvation.
VEILIOS DRAGON (DRAGONS OF BREVIA: SHADOW SQUAD BOOK 5) by Zoey Harper
Veilios, second in command of an elite team of dragons, has lived long and traveled wide, never finding love. But now, a rescue mission has brought his kind, curvy, dragon mate to him. The only problem is, she doesn’t recognize him as hers.
Life keeping a group of female half-breeds safe has never been easy for Kira. When a raid on their latest hideout leads to the death of an influential wolf, Kira seeks refuge with the Shadow Squad. All she wants to do is find an out, but there’s one dragon, with warm brown eyes, and the heart of a healer, that she can’t resist.
Pretty soon, things spiral out of control. Now Kira’s facing not one, but two formidable enemies. As things get worse, she finds herself leaning more on Veilios. But he, too, has secrets lurking in his past.
WYATT (DRAGONS OF RIDDICH BOOK 5) by Mel Teshco
The dragons will search the universe for their one true mate…
Misha is a hunter through and through. Raised by the Paranormal Detection Agency to be a deadly assassin, the tables are turned when she escapes the PDA facility and makes a run for freedom…and her life. But with the operatives closing in on her, she never expects a winged dragon to rain down fire, and save her from her pursuers.
But what does the Riddich dragon want in return?
Wyatt has been with more than enough women in his two centuries to know lust when he feels it. But surely that’s the last thing he should experience on seeing a female werewolf. So why is he compelled to save her? The answer becomes all too apparent when she changes back to human…and then shifts for the first time into dragon. A pity her unique abilities mean the PDA and his sworn alien enemies, the Tantonics, want her just as badly, because Wyatt will do anything now to keep her safe and by his side.
TROUBLE IN BLISS by Rebecca Airies
After years away, Violet Collins returned to her hometown of Alden Glen. An Aelfir with an affinity for gems, she’s ready to start rebuilding her life. When she meets hunky Theron McDonal, she thinks things might be getting on the right track.
Theron McDonal, an ex-Hunter with a metal affinity, came to Alden Glen to help stop the forces threatening the town. Strange disappearances, attacks, it adds up to danger for the townspeople. But he discovers a little piece of bliss among the chaos. Violet’s gorgeous, welcoming, and the attraction between them is hot enough to burn down the town.
When danger comes to Alden Glen, they’ll have to uncover a longheld, secret grudge or the town could be torn apart. Can they survive and claim a future together?
THE COYOTE’S BRIDE (MASTERS OF MARIA BOOK 6) by Holley Trent
Related to one of the oldest shapeshifter legacies in Maria, Lily Baxter grew up knowing there was a chance she’d find romance among the supernatural. But certainly her idea of romance wasn’t a drunken one-night stand with a Coyote she loves to hate, a Vegas wedding, and soon after, a heartrending miscarriage. She and Lance Aitkenson obviously aren’t meant to be.
But while secretly coordinating their divorce far from the snoops back in town, her new husband gets jumped by man-hating jaguar shifters, and it’s up to her to smooth things over. There’s something stranger than usual about these Jaguars. Not only do they seem to have abilities no other shapeshifters have, but they claim a centuries-old connection to Maria’s resident goddess. They see strong-minded Lily as a kindred spirit, but Lance fears they harbor sinister motives.
Together, he and Lily might be able to unravel the secrets of the mysterious cult and prevent them from disturbing the peace back in Maria, but can they really work cooperatively when they’re so close to calling it quits? Or will they realize that they don’t need an accident as their excuse for sticking together?
DRAGON BLOOD (COBALT DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Amelia Jade
When word reaches Kaitlyn Harver that her boss wants her in his office now, she starts to panic. How could he know? She hasn’t told a soul. All she wants is to do her job and climb the corporate chain. Leapfrogging the other senior directors by accompanying her boss on a private jet to another continent isn’t how she imagined doing it. Especially not after how things ended the last time they worked together…
When Aric finds out he must travel, there’s only one person he wants with him. Fun-loving and easy-on-the-eyes Kaitlyn. Not because of what happened before, but because he doesn’t want a dry, stuffy suit-wearer with him. His plans fall apart the instant they’re shut in the plane together and he realizes something about her has changed. She’s now more important to him than ever before. But what’s different?
Kaitlyn is determined to keep it a platonic trip to avoid workplace rumor and scandal when she returns. Resisting Aric, however, is harder than ever once they’re alone. He’s always been drop-dead handsome and buff, but now that they’re out of a corporate environment he’s showing her another side of him. The only question is, which one is the real him, and will that change her mind when it comes to revealing the secret she’s carrying?
DESTINED FOR THE DRAGON (LOST DRAGONS BOOK 3) by Zoe Chant
Hunting dragons is in Alanna Carlyle’s blood. Just like generations of her family before her, she’s trained all her life as a dragon hunter. It’s a life dedicated to one purpose, and one purpose only, with no time for friendship – or love. It’s unthinkable that a dragon could ignite such a fierce desire within her – especially not the very dragon she’s been sent to kill.
Dragon shifter Magnus spent years as the captive of an evil dragon hunter. With no memory of his family or clan, Magnus is cut off from his hoard and his heritage – until one touch of Alanna’s hand sparks memories within him he’d thought he’d lost forever, and stirs his soul in a way he’s never known before.
When destiny throws Alanna and Magnus together, danger closes in on every side. Can they learn to trust each other and unravel the secrets and lies that hide around every corner? And do they dare to give in to the smoldering passion between them?
BLACK SPELLS AND TWISTED SOULS (GREY WITCH BOOK ONE) BY CeCe Rose
A dead boss, a demonic kitty in her bathtub, and a smoking hot detective… If only he wasn’t trying to pin her for the murder.
Between a mysterious fae prince with no sense of modesty or boundaries showing up, having to call a vengeance spirit, and more demons than she ever expected or wanted to meet appearing in her living room, an iced latte spilled all over her new dress is suddenly the least of her worries.
When white magic won’t save her, and black magic will taint her soul, what’s a witch to do?
A LION, A TIGER AND HER BEAR OH MY (THE MATES OF BEAR PAW RIVER BOOK 4) by Everleigh Clark
Adopted brothers, Traeger and Noah Shaw are too busy running from their haunted past to worry about things like mating. Then she comes into the picture. A bear shifter with a killer wit, amazing curves, sharp claws and an even sharper tongue. If her mating heat doesn’t kill them, they still have a psycho on their tails. You know, just to keep things interesting.
Bear shifter, Sam Cooper doesn’t need to count on anyone but herself. But these big cat shifters, AKA Dimples and Angry Pussy, aren’t taking the hint. The brooding lion and cute tiger are calling to her bear faster than she can say, “Oh My!”
And then there’s the whole human shifter war she’s trying to prevent.
It’s time to bear-up and kick a little sass!
THE INSPECTOR CLAIMS THE VAMPIRESS (NOCTURNE FALLS UNIVERSE) by Larissa Emerald and Kristen Painter (Foreward)
A distant London relative to the Ellinghams, vampiress crossbreed Veronica Hadleigh, hates black, loves pink, and drives a sexy car. She’s come to Nocturne Falls for a fresh start and maybe even to find Mr. Right. Which she reluctantly discovers could be human Fire Inspector, Lance Grims. But humans and vampires are a tricky combination. And when he realizes Veronica’s true nature, will he stick around or run for the Georgia hills where he was raised?
THE IMMORTAL TAKES A WIFE (NOCTURNE FALLS UNIVERSE) BY Pamela Labud and Kirsten Painter (Foreward)
Heartsick about her on again, off again boyfriend, Werewolf, Fiona O’Malley is struggling to make the hardest decision of her life—if she should break up with him once and for all. Though she knows he loves her, is sweet, funny and kind, he’s just not the sort of guy you can depend upon, especially in the romance department.
Immortal Matthew “Matty” Hyland is crazy in love with Fiona. He’d do anything to make her happy. Though he tries repeatedly to be there for her, things just keep getting in his way. Broken promises and no show’s for their dates keep happening. He knows Fiona is about at the end of her patience and is on the verge of cutting him loose forever.
Just as he’s about to pop the question, things go from seriously bad to crazy worse. Captured by a bounty hunter, the couple is pursued by an evil gangster bondsman and mysterious Druids. Fiona is giving her all to help him, all the while not knowing if their love can survive all the turmoil they’re facing in addition to the issues they’ve had in the past. Matty is desperate to make it up to her and prove he can change so they can be together forever. One thing is certain, magic, adventure and true love ensues when The Immortal Takes A Wife!
TOUCHED BY HER ELVEN MAGIC (NOCTURNE FALLS UNIVERSE) by Kira Nyte and Kirsten Painter (Foreward)
Kalen Hawkins has only two goals — find help for his sister in Nocturne Falls and evade the evil genius hunting them. After almost a lifetime of captivity, he has little trust to spare, even for a sexy elf with a sweet heart and a galaxy of stars in her eyes.
Faunalyn “Fawn” Ayre loves the people and peculiarities of the small Georgia town where every day is Halloween. It’s the perfect place for a nature elf to put down roots and live the life she’s dreamed of — until a mysterious stranger literally crashes into her happy existence. She can’t help but be drawn to the stunningly handsome man who is part fae, part … something else, and entirely too noble.
The last thing Kalen wants to do is draw Faunalyn into danger, but her loyalty and determination are impossible to resist. And she just may hold the key to his heart…and survival.
TWICE TURNED (THE WOLVES OF HEMLOCK HOLLOW) by Heather McCorkle
Ayra’s father is forcing her to marry to make alliances, her brother has gone off the deep end in a big way, and to top it all off, her reaper powers have been awakened, something she hoped would never happen. Who the hell wants to put down other werewolves for a living?
And now, just as she’s starting to figure out her place in the world, Vidar’s back from Iceland, looking hotter than ever and still managing to ring all her bells with just a look. All Ayra wants to do is lose herself in him, in the past, but it’s never going to happen. He’s only back and paying attention to her because she’s the reaper. And there’s a little snag in the form of a vow of celibacy he took.
The sparks are undeniable, and Vidar swears he’s the only one who can help her on her journey. But he already left her once.
SAVING THE WEREWOLVES (THE LOST PRINCESS OF HOWLING SKY BOOK 2) By Kamryn Hart
I’m the Lost Princess of Howling Sky. Only a few days ago, I would have said that was crazy, that I’m just Sorissa. Now I’m living crazy. Everybody wants to use me for their own gain in the Prime War.
Except for Phantom Fangs, my werewolves.
I left with vampires to save their lives. Maybe the vampires intend to kill me, but I’m not that fragile. I’ll survive, and I’ll keep my werewolves safe.
VS Note: We put EMBRACE THE PASSION: PETS IN SPACE 3 up for pre-order this week! releases October 9th and a portion of the first month’s royalties goes to Hero-Dogs, Inc., which provides service dogs to veterans. Another stellar line up of authors, including SE Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake and more! Here’s our website: https://www.petsinspaceantho.com/
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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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