I added ‘Paranormal’ to the blog post title because I do cover that genre as well.
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).
LEGION (XIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Regine Abel and Juno Wells
He gave her his soul, but she couldn’t hold it.
Ayana has devoted her life training to join the Vanguard, an elite intergalactic military force dedicated to fighting back the Kryptids who nearly destroyed Earth. Only the most powerful psychics are chosen. Yet while her power is unrivaled, she’s unable to perform the most crucial task of soulcatching, even when the Warrior she’s fantasized over for years freely offers her his soul.
Legion is mesmerized by the beauty of Ayana’s aura. The instant his mind touches hers, he recognizes his soulmate. Although she’s Hollow, unable to hold a Warrior’s soul, a strange spark within her could help turn the tide in this bloody war. When a traitor infiltrates their ranks, intent on destroying them from within, Legion is torn between his duty as leader of the Vanguard and the need to protect his mate.
Will he lose the woman who owns his soul before they could even start a life together?
THE FORBIDDEN (KELDERAN RUNIC WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Jessie Donovan
Princess Kalahn tro el Vallen has wanted a purpose beyond smiling and marrying some strategic connection her entire life. So when her brother proposes a way for her to help protect their family, she jumps at the chance and agrees to training. What she doesn’t expect is for her trainer to be the male she kissed years ago and hasn’t been able to forget since.
Ryven Xanna is not only one of the best warrior trainers in the Kelderan Army, but he’s also best friend to a prince. When his best friend invites him to participate in a secret operation that will rid the planet of traitors, Ryven doesn’t hesitate to join. True, the female he’s supposed to train is the same one he kissed in the past and wishes to kiss again, but he has the fortitude to resist her and complete his assignment. Only then can he ensure his mother’s future in the colony and the safety of his friend.
As Ryven and Kalahn work together, the pull between them only grows until suddenly they’re connected in a way that they never could’ve foreseen. However, that connection could end up killing one of them if they continue with their plans. Will they both find a way to survive their mission and be with each other? Or, will duty trump all, including the life of one of them?
TRAITOR (PRISON PLANET BOOK 6) by Emmy Chandler
VS note: I have LOVED this series and bought this book on pre-order, which I don’t do all that often.
Sold into slavery as a teenager, Mallory Landrum was held captive by Varian Roys until she was coerced into testifying against him, and despite their promise to protect her, the corrupt government of Kallisto sends her to Rhodon. There, she is rented out to wealthy guests who come to tour the prison planet until she escapes into the open population, only to find herself in zone three, hiding from the very man she sent to prison.
Hit man Barrett Oliver survived the brutal attack that took both his voice and his wife. He swore to kill everyone who played a part in her death, but when his vengeance falls short, he winds up on Rhodon, in the same zone as Varian Roys, the man he failed to kill.
When he discovers Mallory fleeing the wreckage of a crashed space yacht, he realizes she’s just the bait he needs to draw their mutual enemy out of hiding. Though he can’t speak to her, the more time he spends with the beautiful, psychologically fragile little survivor, the harder he falls for her. And the less willing he is to dangle her in front of a monster who’s already taken his first love.
ENTROPY (ATROPHY BOOK 4) by Jess Anastasi
VS Note: Always good to see a new book in this series!
Captain Qaelan Forster is used to trouble. He lives on the wrong side of the law and he’s on the most-wanted lists. He’s mixed up in his cousin’s mess who has problems on a cosmic level—like shape-shifting aliens who want them dead. But Qaelan’s not prepared for the cheeky kind of trouble called Camille Blackstone, whose infamous father has any man interested in his daughter executed.
After Camille drags Qaelan into an impulsive act of rebellion, she finds herself trying to defend the sexy captain from her overprotective father’s wrath, even if she has to handcuff herself to the sexy captain to keep him alive. However, it soon becomes apparent there are much more dangerous things lurking in the dark corners of the universe than a vengeful pirate lord. And she’s just landed in the middle of it.
IMPLANTED by Lauren C Teffeau
When college student Emery Driscoll is blackmailed into being a courier for a clandestine organisation, she’s cut off from the neural implant community which binds the domed city of New Worth together. Her new employers exploit her rare condition which allows her to carry encoded data in her blood, and train her to transport secrets throughout the troubled city. New Worth is on the brink of Emergence – freedom from the dome – but not everyone wants to leave. Then a data drop goes bad, and Emery is caught between factions: those who want her blood, and those who just want her dead.
REVIVING DADE (PROJECT DEEP BOOK 3) by Becca Jameson
Blair has the perfect cushy assignment.
Protect Dade while he recovers from ten years in a cryostat.
In a remote hidden cabin.
With plenty of supplies.
And nothing but time.
But time is Dade’s number one enemy.
And Blair can’t seem to maintain her badass persona around him.
He’s breaking down her walls.
She’s working her ass off to convince him life is worth living.
A mole in the government would rather see him dead.
An experimental treatment could save him. One he isn’t willing to try.
Even when they’re arguing, the chemistry between them is palpable.
But now is not the time for romance.
Now is the time to fight for his life.
MARAUDER (TERRA MATES BOOK 16) by Lisa Lace
I didn’t believe the rumors about TerraMates. People say the company has started taking women off the streets and selling them as sex toys for aliens.
I should have listened.
I’m a prisoner, and my captor is supposed to deliver me to his leader.
But after tasting my body and mastering my soul, he has decided he wants me for himself. He doesn’t care what the king wants.
Do I want to go back to Earth, or keep begging for more?
MATED TO THE ZORAN (ZORAN’S CHOSEN BOOK 1) ) by Luna Hunter
Anaya’s having a tough week. Ever since the Rift opened up, she’s been having ‘episodes’. That’s to say, the young woman has suddenly realized she has telepathic powers.
It’s quite unnerving.
And then there’s Theros: A silver, tall, gorgeous Zoran warrior who has shown up out of nowhere and who claims that they are both Chosen and that the Mating Star Prophecy is coming to pass.
That’s also quite out of the ordinary.
And what about the megacorps who want to abduct her and use her powers for their own gain?
Also definitely not good. Not good at all.
CLAIM THE LEOPARD PRINCESS (TRUE MATE BOOK 2) by Meg Xuemei X
The sexy, dominant wolf shifter never thought I’d fall onto his doomed planet. When I do, he thinks it’s the best day of his life. It’s the worst for me.
I escaped being a breeder to a cruel king, only to have my spaceship crash on the arena where nine clans fight to the death to claim me. I flee the ship, but the wolf tracks me down. He fucks me, believing I’m his mate, but when he finds out who I truly am–a leopard princess whose father slaughtered his family–he looks at me with hatred.
Yet he can’t let me go. His body craves mine too much, but his pack won’t allow me to live. He must choose–put down his fated mate or defend me and lose everything.
VISIONS (COLONY 6 Book 2) by Teyla Branton
Enforcer Jaxon Tennant and his former Colony 6 crew are the last hope for a post-Breakdown society, where CORE Elite experiment on and enslave those they profess to aid. Jaxon’s gift of premonitions, his visions of what will be, are growing stronger and more frequent—and equally more terrifying. But he sees nothing of the vision he needs most, and if he doesn’t find a way to change that, there may not be a future for one of his crew.
When they attempt to save a potential ally, the man turns out to be more than what he seems, and the crew must make a hard choice. Either way, people will die.
When their plan goes sideways, they start down a path that might get them all killed before they have the chance to save the CORE’s two million residents. Before Jaxon has a chance to win the woman he will always love.
What more they uncover about their past and Jaxon’s parentage might be the most startling revelation of all.
THEIR BRIDE (MARRIAGE LOTTERY SERIES STANDALONE) by Stasia Black and A S Green
VS Note: post apocalyptic apparently
All Vanessa ever wanted was to be loved.
Okay, strike that—all she wanted was not to die at the hands of the homicidal maniac who was obsessed with hunting her down—and to be loved.
Was that too much to ask?
Going to Jacob’s Well and becoming a Lottery Bride sounded like it would make all Vanessa’s dreams come true.
For the first time in her life, she’d have a family. For the first time in her life, she’d have not just one person to love her, but five.
And she’d be safe. from the notorious female slave trader, Lorenzo Bernal.
There’s just one teeny, tiny problem.
When the lottery husbands are announced, it turns out none of them intentionally entered. And they want out of the bargain.
KAYNE (THE FORCE SERIES BOOK 3) by Mira Maxwell
Kayne vows to never return to his home planet Gaia. Haunted by memories of an interstellar war, he joins The Force to stay on the move. Jumping around the galaxy for each new mission is the only way he keeps the past at bay.
Nothing slows him down, until he rescues a beautiful human from a life of slavery during an undercover mission.
Sarina knows only fear and darkness since being abducted by the Lezovians. Kayne is the first bright spot in her world since she was taken from Earth, and she instantly feels safe with him.
The attraction is mutual. Kayne is determined to follow her anywhere, until she’s sent to a safe haven for recovering abductees at the one place he swore he’d never return: Gaia.
Their attraction is undeniable, but will they both be able to conquer their pasts in order to have a future?
MATES FOR ANYA by Petra Gale
A 4-way love triangle on the planet Gartha, featuring one beautiful woman destined to rule, and three handsome shifters to win her heart.
Anya Sheni was a princess who had never intended to rule court 13 on her home planet Gartha. When her brother went and got himself killed by space pirates, she was suddenly thrust into inheriting his place, and her time to rule has now come.
The only problem Anya faces before she can become ruler is this pesky ritual where she has to be mated to three capable warriors before she can take over…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
SOLDIER’S RUNAWAY (KORYSTUS ALIENS BOOK 2) by Avery Rae
Kolyr is a soldier, loyal to Korystus. I’m an escaped prisoner.He chose to save me from my captor and I don’t know why. His kind treat humans like dirt.Which is why I shouldn’t be so eager to fall into his arms. But alone in the glowing forests of Korystus… anything can happen.The question is, where do a dishonored soldier and a runaway go from here? My captor won’t stop looking for me, and the forest can’t hide us forever.
BEAST’S BEAUTY: A XENO SAPIENS NOVEL by Rena Marks
Crested Utilitarian Laboratories has discovered alien DNA and using it, create beings in an underground laboratory. Since the Xeno Sapiens have escaped, they’ve adapted to life in their own protected city. But protection is only as safe as the people around you, as Beast and Sunny find out.
Beast realizes his mate doesn’t know she’s his. As a man with immense strength, he’ll hold off on claiming her. But when humans take what’s his, all holds are off and his beast is unleashed.
Sunny has a hidden strength of her own. A dangerous power that can sap the life energy—the soul—of another during high emotion. She’ll keep away because the last person she wants to hurt—and the person she feels strongest about—is Beast.
There may be more pain in fighting her desire than in defending his soul.
THE PURIST by M Crane Hana
Eridan wields the coveted bardic rank of Master-Singer to keep his dying race’s culture alive in a brutal world of magic and war. He doesn’t know Sfassa, his brawny wife and musical partner, traded her fanged-and-furred alien shape for a more-human one so she could be with him. Their idyllic marriage shatters when, wounded by an assassination attempt, Sfassa must forever return to her birth shape and her own people.
Eridan still adores his wife and unborn child, but his prim religion and heritage now forbid his marriage. Only the Northwarden—a dangerously charming, genderfluid sorcerer who enforces civilization’s uneasy peace—can guide him toward a solution. Eridan finds he likes the Northwarden far too much for comfort.
Eridan can risk life and sanity to gain shapeshifting and Sfassa, or live a secret and protected life as the Northwarden’s lover. To keep them both, he picks a third audacious path, testing all his skills against vicious assassins, meddling volcano goddesses, his own dearly-bought pride, and the malevolent, sapient heart of the planet itself.
ROGUE PROTOCOL (THE MURDERBOT DIARIES) by Martha Wells
VS note: 3rd in the series, NOT romance but oh so good. I’m thoroughly hooked on this character and the series. SciFi. Had it pre-ordered in fact.
Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas?
Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial A.I. is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah’s SecUnit is.
And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good.
GARRISON GIRL: AN ATTACK ON TITAN NOVEL by Rachel Aaron
VS note: Something different from the author who is also Rachel Bach.
This original YA novel features all-new characters and a new story set in the world of Attack on Titan, the pop culture phenomenon and manga mega-hit.
When the last vestige of the human race is threatened by unstoppable carnivorous giants, a brave young woman decides to defy her wealthy family and join the military garrison to battle humanity’s enemies. But Rosalie Dumarque soon finds that her dream of escaping the protection of Wall Rose not only leads to bloody sword fights with monsters, but exposes her to other dangers. Can she earn the trust of her fellow soldiers, stand up to a corrupt authority, navigate a forbidden romance…and cut her way out of a titan’s throat?
IN THE SHADOW: VESUVIUS EPISODE 4: A ROMAN TIMESLIP ROMANCE by JL Madore
Torn apart by plots, betrayals, and the brutal strength of nature itself, Danika and Quintus fight to survive the eruption of Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii.
CATWOMAN SOULSTEALER by Sarah J Maas
VS Note: Teen and YA but looks like fun if you’re into the character.
When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has.
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Gotham City looks ripe for the taking.
Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove that as Batwing he has what it takes to help people. He targets a new thief on the prowl who has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Together, they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman is clever–she may be Batwing’s undoing.
In this third DC Icons book, Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. But with a dangerous threat from the past on her tail, will she be able to pull off the heist that’s closest to her heart?
PAST REFLECTIONS: AMETHYST CHRONICLES by K G Stutts
VS note: From June
An accident sent Ember Wilson one thousand years into the past!
Amethyst was on a mission to recover a time travel device when it accidentally turned on and sent Ember back to the year 2017. She comes face-to-face with the ISC legends who shaped the future: Dr. Maddie Brooks, Dr. Mack Rhodes, and their families. Ember was expecting to lay low and get to know the men and women she has idolized since she was a child. However, destiny has other plans. While trying to figure out how to get Ember home, the team learn she is the only one who can protect a heavily pregnant Maddie from a threat. Shawn Silvers, the leader of Caeruleus team from Ember’s time has also traveled with plans on changing the future.
For so long, she has kept her heart out of her missions, except this time it might not be possible. The more time Ember spends with the legendary group, the more she feels connected with them. Especially with Logan Brooks, the handsome, enigmatic warrior who is as fascinated with her as she is with him. Her new goal is clear: protect Maddie from Silvers and return to 3018. However, how much of her heart is she willing to leave behind when she goes home, if she returns at all?
HEART OF A DIRE WOLF: ICE AGE SHIFTERS BOOK 3 by Carol Van Natta
VS Note: I love her scifi romance and all of this series is on my TBR List for sure!
Skyla Chekal is in trouble. She’s a prisoner in an illegal underground auction house that sells magical creatures. If they learn she’s a dire wolf with free magic, they’ll hold a special high-roller sale just for her. She needs to keep her head down and escape, but she can’t because she smells someone who stirs her in the way only a true mate can. She can’t leave without him.
Siberian tiger shifter Nic Paletin can’t believe he’s found himself in a cage in an auction house run by wizards. As long as he continues to play dumb, he should be able to get out soon. But the intriguing smell of a woman who calls to his tiger has him tied up more than the shackles on his ankles.
As turned on as Skyla is by Nic’s intoxicating presence, she knows they first have to survive long enough to get free. Unfortunately, threats continue to escalate. In their escape, Skyla is sent somewhere else, and Nic has no idea where or what trouble she might be in. He must find her before the wizards do, plus figure out how to work together if they’re going to crack the secrets of a mysterious new-old town.
And they better hurry, because the greedy wizards not only know where they are, they’re after the fabled treasures of this vulnerable sanctuary town.
IRON BONES (WILD HUNT BOOK 3) by Yasmine Galenorn
Light and Dark Fae are both dying, caught in the grip of a plague that threatens to sweep through both courts. The deadly disease is spreading, and no one can pinpoint the origins, nor can an antidote be formulated until the details of the contagion are understood. As Cernunnos sets Ferosyn—his best healer—on the task, he also instructs the Wild Hunt to take on the investigation.
Now, Ember and Herne must race against time, seeking an answer before both Fae courts are decimated. Their search leads them deep into the mountains, to a hidden burial site where they discover a terrifying secret that could mean the extinction of the entire Fae race.
DARK ALPHA’S HUNGER (REAPERS) by Donna Grant
Where Death leads, I follow. Nothing will stop me from my duty – not even the darkness that claims me. It’s the music that leads me from the dark, returning me to my brethren and a new foe that has risen. Learning who hunts Thea could be the key to unraveling what we need to know to defeat our enemy. The Half-Fae’s music stirs a passion within me that I’ve never known. For her, I will break my vow of silence. For her…I will risk everything.
DECEPTION (FACETS OF FEYRIE BOOK 3) by Zoe Parker
The dark is angry…
Jameson, the dummy, went off chasing boobs so now I’m chasing a boob too—him.
Every road, so far, ends at a dead end or with someone dead at the end. Mostly the latter. My patience is growing short and so is time.
As Phobe blithely reminds me with his sharp smile, there’s a reason the Sidhe chose me and that reason leaves me covered in blood.
When I finally find the people who took my nerd—I realize the depth of deception.
Betrayed unexpectedly, the hurt calls forth the angry darkness sleeping inside of me. I’m not sure how much longer I can hold it back, or if I even want to anymore.
Not when the father of Darkness smiles the way he does at me, wanting me to give in. And the people responsible for ALL the pain and hurt in my life are only a few dead bodies away.
A SHADE OF VAMPIRES 62: A CITADEL OF CAPTIVES by Bella Forrest
VS Note: No blurb other than what’s below. Apparently if you’re 62 volumes into it, you don’t need details. Not trying to be snarky – I wish my books sold like hers do LOL!
“Billions of planets. Trillions of flickers of life. All depending on us.”
Return to the world of GASP as the team face their greatest challenge yet.
FEVERED LONGINGS (BRIDE OF FIRE 3) by Jane Burelli
Mira had hoped she might find happiness in the arms of the Ice Lord. She was wrong. Political forces have driven them apart and the consequences are devastating for the fated mates. Despite all the past hurt and misunderstandings her fever for the infuriating man has not been extinguished, no matter how much she wants it to be.
Zorren never feared the cold until he’d tasted Mira’s warmth and passion. Mira is his and he is determined to claim her and restore her to her rightful place beside him: on the throne, in his life and in his bed. Now if only the little firebrand would cease her fruitless attempts to drive him away.
With rumblings in the South and conspiracy in the Iceari Court, Mira and Zorren need to present a united front more than ever. Are they brave enough to seize their second chance? Can they rebuild their trust and allow their love to blossom. Or will it be strangled by resentment and stubborn pride?
A CAGE OF MOONLIGHT (DARK FAE ACADEMY BOOK 1) by Jenna Wolfhart
There are three important things you should know about me.
First, I’m a shapeshifter. Second, I’ve got claws, and I know how to use them. And third, I’d do anything to save the ones I love.
Which is how I’ve ended up as a slave for the Dark Fae, forced to train at their academy and become a deadly assassin that will fight for their cause. But all I want to do is fight my captors instead.
And the worst part of it all? The four infuriating, dangerous, and incredibly seductive fae who have taken it upon themselves to make my life a living hell.
They want to rile me up. They want to see me fail.
But I’m no damsel in distress.
Let the games begin.
HER BONDS (KINDRED SOULS BOOK 4) by Helene Gadot
Rhapsody and her kindreds are more determined than ever to take down the king and put the princess on the throne.
It will take all of them working together to save Faligrey.
And if they fail, their bonds may be broken before they can even fully form.
BRIGHT SIDE (SHIFTING CROSSROADS BOOK 47) by Zenina Masters
The moment that the horn first appeared, Ystella hated it. She learned how to hide it from her family and the herd, but it involved time in the shop every few weeks. Grinding off a unicorn horn also made for some interesting side effects and taking care of the magical residue became a frenzied event.
With her family prodding her toward any available stallion, Ystella has to obey the rules, while completely avoiding them. Her technique has kept her from any entanglements, but her mother is catching on.
Magnus is a hunter sent to find the anomaly in the area. There is a mythical shifter where no mythical shifter should be and it is his job to identify it and bring it to the council; whether it wants to go or not.
New magic was dangerous and needed to be indexed, catalogued and identified. Magnus has never been so willing to throw himself into the path of danger. He has a hard side. He can take it.
DREADFUL COMPANY (A DR GRETA HELSING NOVEL) by Vivian Shaw
VS Note: doesn’t appear to contain any romance but sounded interesting.
When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is unexpectedly called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery and skin disease in bogeymen — and hopefully at least one uneventful night at the Opera.
Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires — and not the civilized kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the darkest corners of the City of Lights, the maze of ancient catacombs and mine-tunnels underneath the streets, where there is more to find than simply dead men’s bones.
THE ALPHA’S PACK (KIT DAVENPORT BOOK 6) by Tate James
The time is now.
It seems all I’ve ever wanted was vengeance. I did everything right: I protected my friends, I pushed myself to the limits, and I saved lives. Once upon a time, I was an internationally renowned thief known as The Fox. Nobody knew me. Nobody could catch me.
Nobody but them, my men, my partners in crime. But their love for me, it’s cost them dearly.
Our enemies keep coming for blood. They cut me. They hurt my friends. They push and push to see what will happen.
I’m Kit Davenport, and I’m going to show them what happens.
This is the end.
ZORAIDA GREY AND THE VOODOO QUEEN by Sorchia DuBois
Zoraida Grey needs help. With the witchy Logan clan holding her best friend hostage in a haunted Scottish castle, she can’t trust anyone—certainly not beguiling but dangerous Shea Logan. And Al, her overprotective boyfriend, doesn’t believe in magic.
Only one creature strikes fear in the blackened hearts of the Logan witches. Trouble is Jock disappeared five centuries ago leaving a trail of destruction across the Gulf of Mexico. Now he’s stepped into a steaming pile of Voodoo.
Can Zoraida drag wayward Jock back to Scotland? And what’s she supposed to do with two men who promise completely different futures?
A Scottish wizard, stripped naked and painted blue—a Voodoo priestess bent on immortality—a yacht-load of Caribbean pirates. What can possibly go wrong?
THE FOOL: BOOK #1 EGYPTIAN TAROT TRILOGY by Michelle Moore
VS note: From June
Ancient Egypt’s dissolution. The end of Pharaoh Nectanebo II’s reign. The Fool unites three unforgettable characters who struggle to hide a magical disk sent to earth by a child god of major mystery.
High Priest Nesatum has only known luxury. Raised by the last-born ancient ruler of Egypt: Pharaoh Nectanebo II, his unfailing devotion earns him the status of Egypt’s supreme holy man. After being introduced to Mutemwia, Nectanebo’s beautiful, talented and humble seer, Nesatum holds an unrequited love for her even though she must remain pure.
Mutemwia’s veneration for the gods is undoubted, but when a magical disk lands in the river Nile sent by a child god of the Major Arcana: ‘The Fool’, a miracle changes her life. She foretells mankind’s doom if three other celestial weapons are united with the disk: a wand a cup and a sword.
A paranormal chain of events is unleashed when the disk is presented to Pharaoh Nectanebo at Karnack temple and chaos ensues: Nectanebo is ignited with an unstoppable desire for power, Nesatum questions his faith and Ochus and his army approach Thebes.
As the Major Arcana gods threaten to destroy all that is held dear the triad must battle to hide the disk, remain loyal to one another, and survive.
BLYD AND PEARCE by Kim Fielding
Born into poverty and orphaned young, Daveth Blyd had one chance for success when his fighting prowess earned him a place in the Tangye city guard—a place he lost to false accusations of theft. Now he scrapes out a living searching for wayward spouses and missing children. When a nobleman offers him a small fortune to find an entertainer who’s stolen a ring, Daveth takes the case.
While Jory Pearce may or may not be a thief, he certainly can’t be trusted. But, enchanted by Jory’s beauty and haunting voice, Daveth soon finds himself caught in the middle of a conspiracy. As he searches desperately for answers, he realizes that he’s also falling for Jory. The two men face river wraiths, assassins, a necromancer, and a talking head that could be Daveth’s salvation on their quest for the truth. But with everyone’s integrity in question and Death eager to dance, Daveth will need more than sorcery to survive.
WELCOME TO SUMMERLAND (SUMMERLAND SERIES BOOK 1) by Kathryn Moon
Lucy Carson isn’t really looking forward to her honeymoon in Summerland. Can she still call it a honeymoon if her fiance, Greg, left her at the altar? Probably not.
The situation doesn’t get better when she discovers that the bed and breakfast won’t let her keep her reservation now that she’s single.
But the residents of Summerland, the strangely idyllic and drowsy oceanside town, are happy to have her come to visit. And in a town where all the residents are young and stunningly beautiful, there’s plenty to enjoy. Like Felix Graves, the darkly handsome owner of Sacred Grounds. Or Jack Wilder, the broad shouldered town recluse who lives in a cabin in the woods. Or even grumpy Dylan Waters, the lighthouse keeper who rents Lucy a little cottage. Not to mention Liam Smith, the rugged local handyman, and Raylon Beam, the mechanic with a smile that could blind a girl.
Things might start looking up for Lucy with neighbors like these, and maybe Summerland can give her a reason to stick around.
Now if she could just put her finger on what makes the town so mysterious.
GHOST OF A CHANCE (REDCLAW SECURITY BOOK 2) by McKenna Dean
At sixteen, Sarah Atwell walked away from her love of horses and a promising career as a competitive rider after discovering she’d inherited the family curse. Years later, her grandmother stunned everyone by leaving Sarah her horse farm—worth millions—but with conditions Sarah might not be able to meet.
A former Redclaw agent, Casey Barnes retired when a security assignment went bad, killing his partner and leaving him as a partial amputee. His inner wolf is in hiding. He’s been living quietly as a horse trainer, but June Atwell’s death now pits him against her granddaughter for rights to the stable.
With both of them snowed in at the farm, a series of increasingly serious accidents draws Sarah and Casey closer together, but they each harbor secrets that might tear them apart.
DATING BEAR (LOVE LAID BARE BOOK 7) by Amber Belmont
Aspiring writer, Kate Harding, has almost given up on love. In a last ditch attempt to find the shifter of her dreams, she applies to be on Date Your Mate, a reality show which boasts a 100% success rate in matching women to their mates. She’s stunned when she finds herself selected as the mate-to-be. But with twenty gorgeous shifters to choose from, how is she meant to pick just one?
As the weeks progress, Kate discovers that love in front of a lens is harder than she thought. And as secrets come to light, she wonders whether she’ll be the first ever contestant who’ll finish her season heartbroken and alone.
What does a girl have to do to find the man she’s destined to spend her life with?
THE SHADOW FILES by Various
VS Note: Not sure how much romance in the 22 stories. Billed as paranormal suspense.
Follow the lives of your favorite paranormal entities as they battle what lurks within the shadows of their supernatural worlds.
Dance with Lucifer, experience love from beyond the grave, solve a case … Grimm-style.
Tangle with vampires, discover relics and get ready for adventures more exciting than Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones!
Follow mages and rebel angels as they battle the evil threatening to end magic … forever.
All this and more can be found inside these exciting and mystical stories!
THE WOLF’S SECRET VEGAS BRIDE by Eve Langlais
This lone wolf gets the shock of his life when he gets a bill for his wedding in Vegas.
After a soap opera of a week where Rory meets his real father, attempts a hostile business takeover, torches the family business, and almost gets arrested for attempted murder, he decides a relaxing weekend is just what he needs.
Vegas has a way of making a man—even one who’s part wolf—forget his troubles. Rory does such a good job of wiping his mind he doesn’t even remember the wedding he receives an invoice for. Did he do the unthinkable?
Rory sets out to find his blushing bride only to discover the one thing he never expected. Love. But can a wolf have a happily ever after with a mate who is on the run from danger?
KINDLING THE DARKNESS by Jane Kindred
Oliver Connery left a secret paramilitary group because he couldn’t stand the thought of torturing supernatural beings. Lucy Smok’s mission is to send infernal creatures back where they came from. When Lucy learns that Oliver has been harboring hellhounds, she wants to think of him as an enemy—and Oliver wants to think the same of her. But their feelings for each other are another story.
SERPENTINE (ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER) by Laurell K Hamilton
A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita’s fellow U.S. Marshal and best friend Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it’s the first trip she gets to take with just wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it’s not all fun and games and bachelor parties…
In this tropical paradise Micah discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropy, one that has afflicted a single family for generations. Believed to be the result of an ancient Greek curse, it turns human bodies into a mass of snakes.
When long-simmering resentment leads to a big blowout within the wedding party, the last thing Anita needs is more drama. But it finds her anyway when women start disappearing from the hotel, and worse–her own friends and lovers are considered the prime suspects. There’s a strange power afoot that Anita has never confronted before, a force that’s rendering those around her helpless in its thrall. Unable to face it on her own, Anita is willing to accept help from even the deadliest places. Help that she will most certainly regret–if she survives at all, that is.
SALT MAGIC, SKIN MAGIC by Lee Welch
Lord Thornby has been trapped on his father’s isolated Yorkshire estate for a year. There are no bars or chains; he simply can’t leave. His sanity is starting to fray.
When industrial magician John Blake arrives to investigate a case of witchcraft, he finds the peculiar, arrogant Thornby as alarming as he is attractive. John soon finds himself caught up in a dark fairytale, where all the rules of magic—and love—are changed.
To set Thornby free, both men must face life-changing truths—and John must accept that the brave, witty man who’s winning his heart may also be about to break it. Can they escape a web of magic that’s as perilous as love?
CLEANING HOUSE (APPALACHIAN ELEMENTALS BOOK 1) by Jeanne G’Fellers
Centenary Rhodes is an old soul with a well-traveled name, but she doesn’t know this yet.
Growing up in southern Appalachia wasn’t easy, so Cent left home as soon as she could, but the post-collegiate happiness she’d expected has never occurred. She can’t find a decent date, much less find that special someone and, after losing her job in a corporate downsize, she’s struggling to meet her most basic needs. Her car has been repossessed, her bills are piling up, and her questionable North Chicago neighborhood is dangerous to navigate.
Returning home to Hare Creek, Tennessee, never crosses Cent’s mind until her Great Aunt Tess contacts her with an offer she can’t refuse. The family’s southern Appalachian homestead must be sold, and Aunt Tess needs someone to clean it up. Cent will have access to Aunt Tess’ garden and truck and can live on the homestead rent-free for as long as it takes. A part-time job is waiting for her as well.
It’s a chance to solve some of Cent’s financial woes, but will her return be enough when evil sets its sights on Embreeville Mountain and the homestead?
Cleaning House is a carefully woven Appalachian tapestry of granny magic, haints, elementals, and the fantastic diversity of the human condition – served with a delicious side of fries and a generous quart of peach moonshine.
IN PURSUIT OF DRAGONS (AN ELEMENTAL WEB TALE BOOK 4) by Anne Renwick
In a laboratory behind the walls of a castle, Natalia Zakharova Kinross, Lady of Kinlarig, hides her many secrets. But for how much longer? For not only is a medical miracle embedded within her skin, a mythological dragon prowls the grounds. And there are men who will stop at little to lay claim to both.
Though Luke Dryden, cryptozoologist, is welcomed back to the castle at the tip of a blade, an old romance ignites. Until a lingering illness acquired in a secret biotechnology facility takes a turn for the worse – all while disaster circles. To help defend a lady and her dragon, he must attempt a risky cure.
As old enemies threaten their future, they will fight back to back in a desperate last stand.
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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
My standard Notes and Caveats:
The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.
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…