New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday October 24

aton cara bristolAs 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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ATON: DAKONIAN MAIL ORDER BRIDES BOOK 2 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Cara Bristol

Attorney Toni Sutterman is on the fast-track, her success all but an open-and-shut case when she realizes she lacks what’s important: true love. With marriage-minded men in short supply on planet Earth, she joins the Intergalactic Dating Agency hoping to find a good match with an extraterrestrial. When her alien mate finally arrives, he proves beyond all doubt to be the man of her dreams: tall, sexy, romantic, and totally devoted to her. So what if there’s a bit of gray area about how he actually got here?

Aton of planet Dakon doesn’t mean to pull a fast one. He has every intent to play by the rules until false accusations get him escorted from the spaceship just before it blasts off. Neither spurious allegations nor the vastness of space will keep him from his mate, so he makes his own way to Earth to claim the female he was promised. As soon as he sees Toni, he recognizes her as his Fated mate. Confident he’s acted in good faith, he focuses on courting her and beginning their life together.

But when a rival discovers the truth and administers some rough justice, will Toni be willing to break the rules and become Aton’s partner in crime to save their future…or will she play by the book?

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unleashed tiffany robertsUNLEASHED: VALOS OF SONHADRA by Tiffany Roberts

Despite the shelter her adoptive parents have provided her entire life, Nina’s psychic abilities have always hung over her like a shadow. The very powers that should give her strength have driven her to isolate herself. But lately, her craving for companionship — a mate — has become stronger than her fear. One foolish decision puts her life at great risk. And also provides a wondrous discovery…

Aduun, Vortok, and Balir have existed in a state of constant rage and ravenous hunger for centuries, locked away in the beastly forms that were forced upon them. Their only thoughts were of revenge on their Creator — until a mysterious female falls into their underground prison, restoring their heartstones and their sanity. They know nothing about her, yet she may be their only chance at reclaiming their freedom.

Unable to deny their intense attraction, they set out together to escape their Creator’s trap and rescue their lost people. Can they keep Nina safe and persevere in a world designed to destroy them?

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Riggs_Tasha_BlackRIGGS STARGAZER MAIL ORDER ALIEN BRIDES #15 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Tasha Black

Sage Martin is on temporary leave from her accounting firm to help her sister run the family farm. Trading in spreadsheets for a peach orchard isn’t easy for sensible Sage. On the other hand, her love for her little sister Tansy makes it all worthwhile. But when Tansy and their new friend Arden fall for a pair of hunky fugitive aliens, their idyllic farm life starts to feel like a cheesy romantic comedy. And now there’s one more hot alien looking at Sage like she’s the last ripe peach on the tree.

Riggs has loved Sage since the moment he saw her. He admires her long chestnut hair and the stern expression that hides a heart of gold. Determined to give her all the time she needs to accept him, Riggs is torn between the ecstasy of being near his intended mate and the agony of unsatisfied desire.

When vandals strike the farm, threatening to ruin the tourist season and expose the aliens, Riggs and Sage must work together to solve the mystery and stop the villains who want to sabotage the peach orchard. But even if Riggs can foil the evildoers, will he be able to sweep his stalwart mate off her feet?

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escape emmy chandlerESCAPE (PROJECT VETUS BOOK ONE) by Emmy Chandler

Sentenced to death for war crimes they didn’t commit, Captain Carson Sotelo and his team were given a choice: die in disgrace, or live as something entirely new. Several dozen procedures and a medically induced coma later, they awoke on a prison planet as super-soldier prototypes, spliced with genes from an extinct alien species.

Sotelo’s altered body comes with strange abilities and built-in weapons, and when Universal Authority tests him in the field, combat awakens violent instincts and cryptic genetic memories from the beast they installed in his genetic code. He’s able to keep the beast on a leash—until the day he meets Lilliana Malone, and his inner alien decides she’s his mate.

Though Sotelo resists the beast’s barbaric courtship style, he can’t pretend he doesn’t want Lilli. Her protective nature and fiery spirit remind him of why he went to war in the first place. Unfortunately, catching Sotelo’s eye also brings her to the attention of the ruthless team of scientists who turned his entire team into monsters…

Universal Authority had no idea what they were unleashing when they turned Sotelo into a weapon, and now that he has someone to fight for, he will bite off the hand that feeds them all, if that’s what it takes to get the team he leads and the woman he loves off the planet.

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yorkYORK (THE VORGE CREW BOOK 3) by Laurann Dohner

Watching his crewmates fall in love has left York craving a female of his own. That’s how he ends up being matched to a Parri female through a service to find bond mates. He’s excited at the prospect when he arrives on planet Relon. Until he actually meets her.

Betrayed by her government in a bid for alien technology, poverty-stricken human Sara is doomed to be a prince’s sex toy, until she’s rescued on a planet that doesn’t take kindly to slavers. Suddenly free, she’s an outcast on her new home, treated with distrust…by everyone except a gorgeous, kind, huge blue alien. Too bad he’s getting married the next day. His future bond mate is a horrid, abusive woman, and Sara has a way to save them both—she’ll convince York to bond with her instead.

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legacy strainLEGACY STRAIN (THE ISOLATION SERIES BOOK 3) by Taylor Brooke

War is on the horizon.

After fleeing the white-walled labyrinth where Brooklyn and her friends were caged, trained, tortured, and studied, the group of renegade Omens prepare for the fight of their lives. But an unexpected arrival from Kirin—the dangerous, secret project Juneau has kept locked away in Isolation’s main facility—complicates things.

Despite the rumors surrounding Kirin’s loyalties and capabilities, Brooklyn decides to make an alliance. Together they form a plan to rescue their friends and take down Isolation once and for all.

Julian Matsumoto is strung between two sides of his heart.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and freedom always has a cost. Julian doesn’t know if he has what it takes to pay the price, especially if that price is Kirin’s life. But the Legacy Strain is being weaponized and they don’t have time to waste.

This is their only chance to escape Juneau Malloy for good, and Brooklyn Harper has been fighting for too long to back down now. Armed with deadly skills and a hunger for vengeance, the Omen Operatives set out on a risky mission to eradicate Isolation, contain the volatile Legacy Strain, and earn the freedom they’ve been chasing since Camp Eleven.

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alien warriors womanTHE ALIEN WARRIOR’S WOMAN (GUARDIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Milly Taiden

Rani Kerf isn’t ready to make a love connection. Instead, she’s got her mind set on her career. When spying a tall, dark and handsome stranger who takes her breath away while on a mission, her priorities begin to change. But when her team members on the secret operation disappear, Rani goes into rescue mode and discovers the gorgeous alien isn’t who he seems.

Tarrek just met the love of his life. Rani is beautiful, smart, funny, and her acting skills suck. But the problem is he’s on a mission and knows that his roguish lifestyle isn’t what someone like her deserves in a mate. He has no choice but to let her be the one that got away.

Fate has a different plan for Tarrek, which includes Rani—that is if she can forgive him for his betrayal increasing the odds of death for each member of her team. So who is this man who’s captured her heart, and what does he know about her crew?

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handmaids secretTHE HANDMAID’S SECRET: A STARSTRUCK NOVEL by Brenda Hiatt

VS Note: YA

Molly O’Gara has never really fit in anywhere, born on Mars to Ag farmer parents but adopted and raised by a high-ranking Royal family. Unfortunately Molly lacks the usual skill with plants that go with her birth heritage, while also lacking the prestige she would have as a true Royal. Her only claim to importance is being appointed official Handmaid to the Martian Sovereign, Emileia. Holding such a position is a great honor for a lowly Ag but now that she and Emileia, better known as M, are back on Earth, there is little for Molly to do in that capacity. That is, until a new Royal boy shows up at Jewel High. Though absurdly handsome, Tristan is also arrogant and obnoxious—and seems determined to steal M, the Sovereign, away from her bonded soulmate, Rigel. As Handmaid, Molly’s job now is to keep Tristan away from M and Rigel, even if that means spending way more time in his company than she’d like. Such familiarity breeds contempt, on both sides. At first, anyway.

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guarded sabrina kadeGUARDED (REBELS OF SIDYTH BOOK 2) by Sabrina Kade

Sexy, smartass York lives for the thrill of anything new and exciting. Now, if she’s not careful, she might die for it, too. York knew her assignment on Hethdiss meant a whole new group of aliens and being a call-girl is never the safest of jobs.

But sexy, mysterious Azan is like no one she’s ever met. His heated gaze follows her wherever she goes, and she suspects the mask he wears hides more than his mouth—it protects his heart. York’s determined to learn the infuriating alien’s secrets. As a translator for the prince, Azan can speak over thirty languages. But his own native tongue is poison—literally. He knows better than to get too attached to the gorgeous human woman he’s hired. No one who sees what’s under his mask will ever want him as a mate.

He can’t send York away, no matter how often he tries, even though all he wants to do is protect her. But she’s about to name her poison…and it’s Azan, whether he likes it or not.

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fate of the beastFATE OF THE BEAST (MATE OF THE BEAST BOOK 2) by Sonia Nova and Starr Huntress

An Ambassador trying to hold peace…Being an Ambassador wasn’t easy. It was even harder when you were the Earth Ambassador on an alien planet that was on the brink of war. As if Naomi didn’t have her hands full with war negotiations and ensuring the safety of humans on Agaria, the last straw is the beastly Ezak-X pilot who seems to push all her buttons wrong. But when the war breaks out and the safety of humans is threatened, the odd, horned beast might just be the only man she can count on…

But with how her body reacts in his presence, can she trust herself with him…?

A beast thirsting for war…Arez has waited for this day his whole existence. Ever since he was created in that damned lab by the scaly Krezlians, he’s wanted nothing more than to destroy them. But just when he can taste the war on his lips, he gets thrown together with a peace-loving human female who makes his body hard and his blood boil for an altogether different reason. He’s never wanted anything more in his life – except maybe for revenge – and he soon realizes that he must make a choice.
Revenge… or her?

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cyborg miranda martinCYBORG by Miranda Martin

Cersei is on the run. She doesn’t remember from who, or why. While working in a high-tech bar, someone or some thing tries to activate her. The mind-wipe she paid top credits for starts to break down and her past bleeds through. The images are enough to convince her she was right. She doesn’t want to face who she used to be.

Now she has to run before she falls into their hands. Who is they? Well, there’s a shitty side to not remembering. Everyone is an enemy or a potential one.

Holden left the Galactic Service more machine than man. Passing his days designing security tech for those with the credits to pay, his Code is all he has left. When one of his clients misuses his tech, he sets out to put things right and collides into his only failed case. The hauntingly beautiful and seductive psi-op agent is on the run and isn’t acting anything like the woman he tracked for years, never managing to capture.

Thrown together against impossible odds, his greatest enemy is his only ally. How many lives will be lost if the two can’t learn to work as one? As dangerous as she is, it quickly becomes apparent she’s even more dangerous to his heart, the one he thought he left behind with the rest of his body parts in the Galactic Service.

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desires destinyDESIRE’S DESTINY (THE VESPIAN WAY BOOK 1) by Bethany Drake

Heather can’t believe she is the only person on Earth who can protect Storm, the ambassador from Vespia. It has something to do with some pheromone the Vespian males exude. Although everyone says she’s immune, she doesn’t agree. There is something about the man that makes her desire skyrocket whenever she is around him.

Storm finds Heather fascinating; her bright violet eyes hold a world of emotions in them. He’s drawn to her and wants her with a depth he’s never experienced before.

When she becomes the focal point of several kidnapping attempts, he realizes she’s going to need his protection: the perfect excuse to get to know her better.

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alien exchangeAN ALIEN EXCHANGE (ALIEN EXCHANGE TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Keri Kruspe

Aimee Gwiazdowski has a passion for Alien Abduction romance stories. She vicariously lives through the heroines of her books to escape her lonely, loveless life. Until one morning, she wakes up in a strange, white room where an alluring voice invites her to the “Exchange” to find love and adventure in another world. Did she dare believe it? Could she leave everything behind and take a chance to become one of those heroines who finds true love among the stars?

Exiled Prince Qayyum E’etu and commander of the space vessel StarChance has a mission—transport the human women to the Exchange along with an offer he can’t refuse: find evidence against rumored human trafficking connected with the Exchange. If he can successfully bring the traitors back to Zerin for justice, it would give him a chance to return home. How was he supposed to know that meeting a human woman would put everything he was working for in jeopardy?

As unforeseen evil slowly brews discord within the galaxy, it works to tear Aimee and Qay further apart. If they don’t learn to overcome their fears and trust the love they have for each other, the coming cataclysm will devastate not only Zerin, but Earth as well.

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mastered by the zandiansMASTERED BY THE ZANDIANS by Renee Rose, Rebel West and Alexis Alvarez

I can fly a fighter jet in my sleep and kill with the fingers of one hand.
I work alone. No being in the galaxy can challenge me–
until I tangle with two Zandian warriors.
They say I stole their cargo, and they plan to take me to their planet.
Make me theirs.
Nobody owns me. I’m not going to let these Zandians master me,
no matter how sexy and appealing they are.
Because I have a secret mission. And if they find it out, my entire life could be over.
My name is Mirelle, and this is my story.

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cargo kiki burrelliCARGO: AKAR CHRONICLES BOOK 1 by Kiki Burrelli

Phoenix spots the tall, dark and dangerously sexy man in line behind him at the club immediately. He thinks he’s found a dance partner for the night, but the stranger has other plans.
Jax has worked his entire life to become the best sourcer on Akar, maybe even in all of Zila Galaxy. He specializes in finding things, and if the money is right, he and his loyal crew are there. Except, this mission has sent them farther than they’ve gone before, to Earth.

It’s not personal, Phoenix just happened to be what Jax’s client requested. He’s not a person, he’s cargo. Except, the moment Jax gets Phoenix on his ship, he can’t help but care for and protect the Earthling. It wouldn’t be so bad if the client who requested Phoenix—as well as the other specimens with his unique genetic mutation—didn’t happen to be the Akarian Federation. The AkarFed rules its people with an iron fist and they couldn’t care less about Jax’s burgeoning feelings.

Phoenix may be in space, with no hope of returning to his home, but he is nobody’s victim. All he needs to do is ignore the alien captain long enough to figure out a way home. But, with each passing moment—and mile—that gets harder to do.
As their connection grows, Jax discovers they are more than just cargo and captain, they are fated mates, now he just needs to figure out how to keep them together.

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the great forest layaTHE GREAT FOREST: LAYA: DARK SCULPTOR NOVEL 4 by D R Rosier

James Cook is the last Flesh Sculptor on his new world, but that’s going to change. If he can survive long enough to open a school.

The mission to Malburn was a success, and he’d not only won Karana’s heart, but he’d been forced into an arranged marriage. Things seemed to be going well there, but his young wife is still holding secrets, and those secrets will be rather shocking.

There’s a lot going on, and there’s a lot for him to do before he can comfortably settle down with his four mates and Oceana. Return the sixteen elves, deal with the council, finish his home, start a school, and a family. Not to mention all his mates’ ambitions. But if that wasn’t enough, he’s about to get another surprise, one unrelated to the wife he hardly knows, and is unprecedented. An invitation to visit both Lelmalond and Amathyr.

Now all he needs to do is survive, The Great Forest: Laya.

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stolen lisa laceSTOLEN by Lisa Lace

The aliens are savage animals.
Zandra wants nothing to do with them. She has plans for her life.
But when she gets kidnapped by TerraMates, she doesn’t have a choice.
Suddenly Earth is far away, and she’s expected to be a wife and a mother.
Her husband?
He’s bloodthirsty and ruthless. He’s the feral leader of the tribe.
And now Zandra belongs to him.

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expeditions estimationEXPEDITION, ESTIMATION AND OTHER DANGEROUS PASTIMES (CLAIMINGS BOOK 4) by Lyn Gala

Tuk-Palteia Liam has survived the front lines of a civil war and a return visit to his home planet, but now he has to face the ultimate obstacle. Stubborn lovers.

As long as Liam and Ondry have the same goals—the pursuit of profits and status—they are the perfect partnership.  But now Ondry wants to protect his palteia at any cost, even if it costs him his newly won rank. Liam hates the idea of Ondry sacrificing for him, and he is not going to allow Ondry to lose status under any circumstances.  Add in the Imshee, a predatory companion animal, a new human, and an obstinate Grandmother, and Liam has the recipe for a serious headache. Despite what Ondry believes, not all problems can be solved with a good trade, a tail or a flash of tooth. This time, Liam and Ondry are going to need to find a compromise.

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chaos bornCHAOS BORN (WARRIORS OF THE SEVEN STARS BOOK 2) by Kallista Dane

The Lord of Darkness is determined to conquer our world – and claim me as his bride.

I once ruled the World of the Seven Stars as the Virgin Queen. But tonight I will kneel in shameful submission before two stern masters.

The Oracle says I’m fated to mate with them both. That only together can we defeat an enemy old as the Universe.

Two powerful warriors have agreed to join my fight. On one condition. They have dark desires of their own. Savage hungers. If I don’t obey their every command tonight, no matter how wicked – I’ll be punished.

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rescued by the zoranRESCUED BY THE ZORAN (ZORAN’S CHOSEN BOOK 3) by Luna Hunter

Corlis Space Station is not what Caia Mercier expected it to be. Behind the glitzy veneer lies a darkness… and as an officer of the law, it’s her job to clean it up.

And it’s one hell of a tough job. Her colleagues don’t respect her, and the matchmaker-bot her overbearing parents forced on her keeps setting her up with alien weirdos.

Romance is the last thing on her mind.
And then she meets him.
Leto. A seven foot tall Zoran warrior. Fearsome, wild, dangerous.

The ripped alien warrior is looking for his missing friend, and he won’t stop until he’s turned Corlis upside down. Leto decides the curvy human female is going to help him – whether she likes it or not.

The way the dominant alien looks at Caia makes her all hot and bothered. She does her very best to stay professional… but she is only human.

As they work the case, they realize that this goes much, much deeper than a single missing person. The fate of the entire galaxy is at stake.
Can they solve the mystery before it’s too late?

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alien giftALIEN GIFT (THE ALIEN SERIES BOOK 4) by Tracy Lauren

It’s Christmastime in Beacon and there’s only one gift Holly wants this year. More than anything she longs for the sexy older alien, Gorrard, to be her mate. From the second his eyes locked on to hers, she knew they were meant to be. The only problem now… is getting him to realize it.

Gorrard rescued Holly from what could have been a life of slavery and ever since they returned to Beacon the human almost seems drawn to him. Not that Gorrard minds. Each moment they spend together becomes the sweetest torture, as the bond between the pair intensifies. When Holly confesses her feelings, Gorrard worries that the only thing he’ll need to protect his human from… is himself.

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craved by the dragon warriorsCRAVED BY THE DRAGON WARRIORS by Ashley West

When three Dragon Warriors crash on Earth, Natasha is fascinated by them and not afraid. Interested in the woman, the three warriors take her along and they go on a journey of discovery and love.

No one has or ever will accuse one of the Dragon Warriors of being “subtle” or “blending in” so when three of them end up crash landing on Earth after getting lost during their exploration, Natasha Hamilton, whose yard they have landed in, knows about it immediately.

Luckily for them, Nat isn’t the gun toting, get off of her lawn type. She is more fascinated by the three of them than she is afraid. When she finds out their mission, she begs them to take her along. She’s wanted to get out of this tiny town for as long as she can remember and this sounds like the adventure of a lifetime.

Equally as fascinated in this small human woman, the three warriors agree, and they set out on a journey of exploration, discovery, danger, and love, where they will find out that there is more than one way to love someone forever.

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alien breed rageRAGE (ALIEN BREED 1) by Melody Adams

While young Jessie Colby cleans for Dexter Medical Industry, she accidentally stumbles over a man in chains who claims to be a hybrid between human and alien. His aggressive behavior frightens her, but she can’t just ignore his abuse, so she takes his picture and reports his fate to the media.
Ten years later, Jessie signs a contract to work as a doctor in the West-Colony on planet Eden, where the Alien Breeds live since their rescue. All those years she couldn’t forget the man in chains. But when she stands before him again, he is not happy at all to see her.
Years of abuse and pain lay behind Rage, but what tortures him most, is his memory of the beautiful young woman who worked for DMI. Even ten years after, she still hounds him in his sleep. Then she suddenly stands right in front of him. Finally he could make her pay for what she did to him, but when he has her at his mercy, killing her is the last thing on his mind. His beast wants her. But if he looses control of his alien side, the fragile human could end up hurt or dead.

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leopoldLEOPOLD (SAGA OF THE BOLD PEOPLE BOOK 1) by M D Grimm

How does a human survive in an alien dominated InterGalactic Community? By becoming an assassin, of course.

At least, that’s what Leopold thought when he became an assassin for the elite. Pretending to be an alien known as Voidstriker, Leopold feeds his appetite for vengeance, killing aliens as well as taking their money. It’s a win-win to his mind. That is, until a bounty is placed upon his head.

With his true identity now revealed to the IG Community, Leopold knows it’s only a matter of time before the powerful family members of his victims come for blood. Far worse is the fact that the one who put the bounty on his head, is the one he most fears.

A routine job three cycles ago brought him face-to-face with Mastrodai, a prince of the powerful Mrrog Nation. Not only did Leopold—accidentally—destroy part of Mastrodai’s moon, but one glimpse of the mighty alien had him feeling desire for the first time in his life. He ran, and like predator after prey, Mastrodai never stopped hunting him.

Leopold is convinced that Mastrodai wants bloody revenge. But when he finally confronts the mrrog, he is stunned to realize Mastrodai wants something very different. Something surprisingly intimate—the one thing that scares Leopold more than torture.

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pain seasonTHE PAIN SEASON (BOOK 2 OF THE COVALENT SERIES) by Libby Doyle

When Zan can no longer deny her lover is hiding things, she confronts him. Barakiel assures her he will soon share his secrets, but Zan dreads the day, afraid the love of her life is connected to a ritual murder. Her heart won’t allow her to believe he could harm an innocent man. The truth is worse than she could have imagined.

As Barakiel’s power as a Covalent warrior grows, so does the strength of his father’s obsession with him. Lucifer spreads his dark tendrils through the Earthly Realm using a network of depraved men and Barakiel soon realizes his love has drawn a target on Zan’s back. Events at the autumnal equinox make this clear to Zan as well. Barakiel has lied to her.

And so begins a season of pain and rage. A season of traitors and war. And love. Like the elemental forces that made him, Barakiel’s love does not end.

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shadow and iceSHADOW AND ICE (GODS OF WAR) by Gena Showalter

Knox of Iviland, the most ruthless warrior in All War history, has spent his life fighting others to the death, winning new realms for his king. Now the stakes are higher than ever. If he prevails in the battle for Earth, his slave bands will be removed. Victory is his sole focus…until he meets her.

On an arctic getaway with her foster sister, street tough but vulnerable Vale London is shocked to stumble upon a cave filled with ancient gods waging epic combat. When she is inadvertently drawn into their war, she is forced to team up with an unlikely ally—the sexy god who makes her burn with desire.

Though Vale is his enemy, Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. But only one combatant can triumph, and he will have to choose: live for freedom, or die for love.

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roar of skyROAR OF SKY (BLOOD OF EARTH BOOK 3) by Beth Cato

Thanks to her geomantic magic, Ingrid has successfully eluded Ambassador Blum, the power-hungry kitsune who seeks to achieve world domination for the Unified Pacific. But using her abilities has taken its toll: Ingrid’s body has been left severely weakened, and she must remain on the run with her friends Cy and Fenris.

Hoping to learn more about her magical roots and the strength her bloodline carries, Ingrid makes her way across the Pacific to Hawaii, home to the ancient volcano goddess Madam Pele. What she discovers in this paradise is not at all what she expects—and perhaps exactly what she needs.

But Ambassador Blum comes from the same world of old magic and mythic power. And if Ingrid cannot defeat her once and for all, she knows Blum will use that power to take the lives of everyone she holds dear before escalating a war that will rip the world to pieces.

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guardian sarah fineTHE GUARDIAN (THE IMMORTAL DEALERS BOOK 2) by Sarah Fine

One minute, Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger was a fairly normal young woman with an almost normal life. Absent father. Peculiar mother. Family secrets. The next, she was hurled into a land where the Immortal Dealers are waging a battle between good and evil—and where the fate of the world is in the cards.

Having only started to master her own deck, the inexperienced Ernie places the wrong bet on the right guy at the worst time. That’s when she’s bounced into another realm and trapped there by a formidable and power-hungry rogue Dealer who knows more about Ernie’s fractured family than Ernie herself does.

Now, Ernie’s fight to free herself is only the beginning. As the secrets of Ernie’s father and his own relics of power start to surface, Ernie will need to tell friend from foe—a feat not as easy as it seems.

At least now she has a full deck…because to survive secrets, betrayals, and dangerous dimensions, she’ll need to deal the best hand.

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captivated_by_the_gargoyle_lisa_carlisleCAPTIVATED BY THE GARGOYLE (STONE SENTRIES BOSTON BOOK 3) by Lisa Carlisle

VS Note: From September

After breaking through the demon’s darkness that imprisoned her best friend, Larissa has had enough of magic. She just wants to return to her normal life back on the police force.

But, the damn demons keep preventing that.

Roman, Commander of the Stone Sentries, plans to get Larissa and Janie to safety at the gargoyle compound. When a demon attacks his deputy and takes Janie, the mission turns into a hunt to track them down.

Larissa teams up with Roman and his team of gargoyle shifters to search Boston.
Where it takes them is even darker than her most terrifying dreams.
Is there a way to save Janie before it’s too late?

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amaranthine kissAMARANTHINE KISS (OLD SCHOOL BOOK 6) by Jenny Schwartz

Army doctor Angelo Sanderson is an unlikely veteran of supernatural combat. A classified mission thrust him into a world most people never have to fear; a world of monsters, mysteries and magic. Coming home to Boston was meant to be about returning to ordinary life. After all, he has no magic of his own.

But Doctor Effie Eliades does. Effie is a healer by profession and by magic. She’s known Angelo forever. He’s her brother’s best friend. She grew up knowing that she could trust him with anything. Now, she’ll have to trust him with her secrets and her life because a supernatural threat is killing her patients, and she needs Angelo’s help to save them.

The threat is real, but Effie is wrong about its target. The Amaranthine Kiss isn’t after Effie’s patients. It hungers for her.

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once upon a rebel fairy taleONCE UPON A REBEL FAIRY TALE by Various

Cinderella has a dark secret. The Little Mermaid loses more than her voice. And Little Red Riding Hood isn’t so little anymore.

Join our heroes and heroines as they travel through the underworld to Mars, rescue damsels in distress, and battle deadly foes in ONCE UPON A REBEL FAIRYTALE, a limited edition collection of beloved stories from today’s bestselling authors.

Inside these pages, you’ll find 25 action-packed fairytale retellings that rebel against tradition, from dark and gritty paranormal romances to sexy and thrilling supernatural fantasies.

The princesses, queens, kings, and villains of your childhood return in these adrenaline-spiking spins on your favorite bedtime tales.
But reader beware: these fairytales are not for the faint of heart.

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monster ballTHE MONSTER BALL by Various

It’s that time again! The Monster community is abuzz with whispers of the most anticipated party of the year. This deliciously exclusive event has tongues wagging even amongst the who’s who of the monster community. It will once again be held at an undisclosed location on All Hallows Eve.

Don’t worry all you underprivileged socialites, The Monster Ball isn’t just for vampires, witches, and werewolves. Other creatures of the night have as much of a chance to attend. Watch for your ticket but not in the mail. The silvery slip of parchment is said to appear in your hand by the light of the moon.

If you find yourself a fortunate recipient best to keep it to yourself. There are some who would kill for the chance to attend. Because as every good monster knows… what happens at the ball, stays at the ball.

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deadly risingDEADLY RISING (A BOOKE OF THE HIDDEN NOVEL) by Jeri Westerson

Things were quiet in Strange Herbs & Teas. For about a week.

Our crossbow slinging hero and her ragtag gang of Wiccans tuned in to the paranormal have earned some rest. But when Kylie learns that the Booke may have released not one, but two creatures of horror out into the world, it’s up to her to save Moody Bog. Again.

Calling upon the devilishly handsome demon Erasmus once more for help, Kylie’s determined to handle the mischief of the Booke and go back to a normal life. But when digging through Moody Bog’s history leads her to the ghost of her grandfather, the past she once knew is turned upside down.

Can Kylie save the town and her grandfather, or will the horrors of the Booke be too much to handle?

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single white incubusSINGLE WHITE INCUBUS (SUPERNATURAL SELECTION BOOK 1) by E J Russell

Does a bear shift in the woods?Well, partially. That was what got grizzly shifter Ted Farnsworth into trouble. He wasn’t trying to break the Secrecy Pact. He just wants people to see the real him. So he signs up with the mate-matching service Supernatural Selection—which guarantees marriage to a perfect partner. Not only will Ted never be lonely again, but once his new beaver shifter husband arrives, they’ll build Ted’s dream wilderness retreat together. Win-win.

Quentin Bertrand-Harrington, scion of an incubus dynasty, has abstained from sex since nearly killing his last lover. When his family declares it’s time for him to marry, Quentin decides the only way not to murder his partner is to pick someone who’s already dead. Supernatural Selection finds him the ideal vampire, and Quentin signs the marriage agreement sight unseen.

But a mix-up at Supernatural Selection contracts Quentin with Ted. What’s Ted supposed to do with an art historian who knows more about salad forks than screwdrivers? And how can Quentin resist Ted’s mouthwatering life force? Yet as they work together to untangle their inconvenient union, they begin to wonder if their unexpected match might be perfect after all.

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triad serena akeroydTRIAD (THE TRIALPHA CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Serena Akeroyd

Thalia Lyndhoven has a problem.
Well, she has several.

In fact, there are too many to count. Some are doozies, and some are just minor, but, in the grand scheme of things, she looks to have it all. Three beautiful, supportive, very unique mates. Men who’d kill for her. Who’d embrace the darkness for her. As well as more power at her fingertips than most could even imagine.

While Thalia has always wanted a simple life, her passage to another realm looks set to prove that will never be. Heden has always been her end destination, she just didn’t know it, and the Fates, as always, have plans she’s not privy to…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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mist walkerTHE MISTWALKER (DARK TALES BOOK 2) by Regine Abel

Every month, for three days, a mysterious fog filled with demonic creatures swallows the world. Since its first appearance a decade ago, I’ve diligently secured my home against the danger. Today, my sister’s negligence has allowed something in. A Mistwalker. A part of him now resides inside of me, his brand on my chest a constant reminder of his presence. He terrifies me and threatens to derail the life I’ve been building. And yet, a part of me is drawn to him…

I have walked two worlds to be with her. For years, I have lurked in the Mist, lying in wait for the opportunity to get to my fiery Jade. Now that humans have torn the Veil, nothing will keep me from crossing into the Mortal Plane to claim her. She’s my mate. I will not allow her to hide from the truth she knows deep within her but fears to acknowledge. I was made for her. I am her greatest wish.

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no sleep till doomsdayNO SLEEP TILL DOOMSDAY (A DRU JASPER NOVEL BOOK 3) by Laurence McNaughton

When a wicked enchantress steals a cursed doomsday amulet, crystal sorceress Dru Jasper has only twenty-four hours to get it back before the world will come to a fiery end. With this supernatural amulet in hand, the enchantress intends to break the sixth seal of the apocalypse scroll–making the seas boil, the stars fall from the sky, and the earth itself split apart. Overall, bad news.

Dru must hit the road to get the amulet back. But she suspects her half-demon boyfriend, Greyson, and his demon-possessed muscle car, Hellbringer, are hiding a dark secret. Can she trust them to help her stop doomsday? Worse, tracking down the enchantress runs Dru smack up against a pack of killer shape-shifters, the grim mystery of a radioactive ghost town, and a dangerous speed demon even more powerful than Hellbringer.

As the clock runs out, Dru is locked in a high-speed chase with the enchantress, fighting a fierce, magical duel she can never win alone. Can Dru and her sorcerer friends unravel Hellbringer’s secrets, outwit the shape-shifters, and retrieve the stolen amulet before the dawn of doomsday?

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kisses and cursesKISSES AND CURSES (WARLOCK MACGREGOR BOOK 6) by Michelle M Pillow

Scottish Warlock Euann MacGregor may be the tech savvy one in his family, but when it comes to love, savvy doesn’t enter into the equation. So when he crosses paths, in the most unusual way, with a woman who holds an essential piece to a puzzle that has haunted the MacGregor family for decades, he’s torn between wanting answers and wanting her. Forces beyond his control have brought them together, but those same dangers might also be what tears them apart forever.

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stroke of midnightSTROKE OF MIDNIGHT (FUTURE FAIRY TALES) by Stella Dawn

Cindy isn’t interested in princes and thinks that happily ever after is nothing more than a fairytale. But the other shoe is about to drop, because the only way for her to rescue her stepsisters from their wicked stepmother is to sneak into the ball and outmaneuver the one man she cannot stand — the arrogant, selfish, and sexy-as-sin king. Soon, she’s at risk of becoming a pawn in her own game, for the king is ruthlessly pursuing his own agenda. He’s determined to teach her a lesson before the night is through: at the stroke of midnight, nothing is forbidden…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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stalkSTALK (HOT BLOODED BOOK 1) by Victoria Danann

The first coming of chaos. Twelve thousand years ago, members of a more advanced race crossed into our dimension when the barriers temporarily collapsed. Trapped in our world, the aliens, who were also shifters, built structures that eventually caused the great flood and the sinking of Atlantis. Some of the alien DNA survived in progeny that carried an untraceable shifter gene, dormant until awakened by mating with a full blooded werewolf.
Seven alien wolf shifters trapped in our dimension find each other and form a pack. They think their biggest problem is the absence of females, right up until they become the focus of a gentlemen’s hunting club.
tamianTAMIAN (THE STONE SOCIETY BOOK 11) by Faith Gibson

Tamian St. Claire, the world’s first clone, is a special Gargoyle. Until recently, he spent his life following as his sister’s shadow. When Tamian investigates a spy in their midst, not only does he come across a badass government agent who turns out to be his mate, but he discovers a species of shifter the Gargoyles weren’t aware of.

Lucy Ball spent her formative years learning genetics from her uncle. Her life was safe and rather boring another until she’s given two choices: join the GIA or go to jail. As an agent for the Global Intelligence Agency, Lucy uses their computers to aid her family in finding and taking down the Ministry – a religious faction responsible for the near-apocalypse thirty years ago.
When Lucy is assigned a new position, she is thrown into a world she wouldn’t wish on anyone. As Lucy is held captive in a laboratory where she’s tasked with following in her uncle’s footsteps, she relies on the one person who can save her – Tamian St. Claire.

inflameINFLAME (UNDERGROUND ENCOUNTERS BOOK 8) by Lisa Carlisle

Lucan, a gargoyle shifter, is finally freed from his stone statue and ready to make up for lost time – a plan that includes acting on the inexplicable pull to the mysterious blonde who waltzes into the underground club where he works.

Elise has hunted Lucan down for one purpose. No way can she allow herself to get distracted by his captivating presence and magnificent eyes.

She blurts out the news: He’s a father.
He’d conceived a child with the witch who’d cursed him — Elise’s sister.
This complication means she must ignore her attraction to him. A fling with him is strictly off-limits.

But, when Elise needs his help to protect her niece and Lucan’s daughter, that dangerous desire might be too difficult to resist.

dire wolf wantedDIRE WOLF WANTED: ICE AGE SHIFTERS BOOK 4 by Carol Van Natta

The magical world stands on the brink of war, unless two extraordinary shifters can bridge the gulf between them. Dire wolf shifter and Shifter Tribunal agent Rayne Chekal poses as as a prisoner to take down an illegal auction house that trafficks in shifters. Arvik Inuktan, agent for the Wizard Imperium and secret mythic shifter, infiltrated the auction staff with the same mission objective. When the auction house finally falls, Rayne and Arvik form an uneasy alliance born of trusting each other more than their respective agencies. Once last gambit puts them together and constantly on the move.

Rayne finds him sexy as hell, but confusing. Her inner wolf says they’re in the mating dance, but to her, it feels more like a flailing tumble down the stairs. Arvik finds her irresistible, smart, and gorgeous. His inner beasts say Rayne is their mate, but he realizes he must track down his dark, forgotten past if he hopes to have a future with her.

Unfortunately, war is coming. Every sign and prophecy point to Arvik’s former tribe as lighting the fire, and he’s nowhere to be found. Rayne makes the hard choice to tell the defenders all she knows, and hope he can forgive her.

When Rayne and Arvik meet on the battlefield, can they overcome their differences and work together to stop the evil, or will the conflagration burn them both and engulf the magical world?

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librarians vampire assistant book 2LIBRARIAN’S VAMPIRE ASSISTANT BOOK 2 by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Michael Vanderhorst has always been a lone wolf. Or lone vampire? Whatever. Point is, this ancient gentleman vampire is obsessed. She’s quirky, a horrible dresser, and the cutest librarian he’s ever seen. The question is, why her? In four hundred years, no one has ever captured his attention like this. He must find out, which is why he just signed on as her new assistant.

The problem is, she has no idea vampires exist or that she’s just broken one of their laws. As the leader of his territory, Michael has been ordered by his council to turn her or kill her. “Over my dead body!”

To overturn the ruling, Michael needs the council on his side, and right now they’re asking him to hunt down and execute five hundred vampires no one can seem to locate. Unfortunately, his assassin days are long over, and he’s not so sure he can go back to killing.

But with Miriam’s life on the line and their unusual bond growing stronger each day, will he dust off the old sword or give her the bite that will make her his forever?

wendigo conjuringWENDIGO CONJURING (WENDIGO REDEMPTION BOOK 3) by Wendie Nordgren

Time doesn’t always heal all wounds. Sometimes, all they do is fester especially ones of the heart.

Rozene’s own heart has mended, and she’s found blissful happiness with Chief Sam Stillwater, a bear shifter, Colby Reeves, a cowboy turned werewolf, and Hunting Wolf, an ancient Wendigo warrior.

However, the four of them become embroiled in a former lover’s revenge against Holden, the alpha of a dangerous werewolf pack, and Sophia wants Rozene to suffer right along with him. They thwarted her attempts at revenge with the Chenoo which she unleashed against Silver Springs, but the ice giants are nothing compared to the evil she has planned, and now she has a powerful accomplice. Sophia has embraced the dark one, and he wants Rozene dead and the Wendigoag back under his control.

To save themselves and the lives of countless innocents, Rozene, the bear shifters, Wendigoag, and werewolves will have to do something far more difficult than fighting together. They’ll have to trust each other.

untold prophecyTHE UNTOLD PROPHECY ( THE LAST LIBRARY BOOK 1) by Jill Cooper
VS Note: From September

One girl, Tarnish Rose, rescues what was meant to be destroyed. Finding an occasional book long forgotten, those heart-warming tales speak to her very soul and could land her in the hands of the Dark Lord Creighton.

Her ability to read is a closely guarded secret, but as the man she’s betrothed to is set to be killed for violating the code of conduct, Tarnish finds her secret on the verge of being discovered.

Unable to let this happen, Tarnish is about to launch on the journey of her life not only to free him but to stop the Dark Lord Creighton himself. With the hunter death squads on her tail, she’ll rush for a waiting train and discover the world is full of secrets and join forces with other rebel librarians.

If the death hunters don’t get her first.

sea archerTHE SEA ARCHER (THE HEAVEN AND EARTH SERIES) by Jeny Heckman

Raven Hunter, a musical prodigy, flees to the Hawaiian Islands to pick up the pieces after her marriage to her manager collapses. Instead, she experiences extraordinary and unsettling events that are beyond her understanding.

Living in paradise, marine biologist, Finn Taylor has the unconscious but effortless ability to understand the needs of the animals he cares for. His playboy lifestyle is most men’s fantasy. That is, until the night he meets the shy and elusive new island resident. Suddenly his life no longer feels like his own.

The attraction is undeniable. However, vastly contrasting lives, peculiar dreams, and an unbelievable proclamation that they could be the direct descendants of Poseidon and Apollo threaten to divide them forever. Will they accept their destiny and begin the quest of a lifetime or will they remain in their comfortable yet separate existence?

demon slainDEMON SLAIN (THE DEMON QUEEN BOOK 2) by Jewel Killian
What do you get when you shove demon magic into a human?
A big flippin’ mess, that’s what.Prophecy girl or not, someone didn’t think this through.

All this speed and strength. All this magic to wield, and my frail form—however reinforced, however bolstered by the four strands of magic coiling through my veins—simply can’t keep up with the energy demands placed on it.

So, I glamour the sunken cheeks and purple smudges away. The last thing I need is my horde benching me because I’m human. I have to save Emma and I will see the realms returned to normal regardless of the cost.

Think they’ll find out anyway? You bet your bottom they will.
We meet the Blood King in five days and I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. Human or not.

water fallWATER FALL: ELEMENTALS CHALLENGE BOOK 3 by Claire Davon

Lara thought she had time to ease into her role as Water Elemental, guardian and defender of the sea and all its creatures. Time to learn the skills to rise to the next Challenge, many decades away. Then she felt the shift.

When Sullivan intrudes upon her oceanside sanctuary, stirring memories of the blazing night he bound her, body and soul, to her new life, the shark king confirms her suspicions. A new Challenge is upon them. And Sullivan, the prime suspect in her predecessor’s death, demands her trust.

Sullivan remembers the carnage—human and paranormal—the last time the Elementals failed to win Challenge. It must not happen again. But in the six years since he reluctantly left Lara’s side, she hasn’t learned nearly enough to defeat a rapidly rising enemy. A gargantuan Demonos that makes him look like a minnow.

Shifters and elementals don’t mix, but Sullivan’s made a deal with the gods to teach her to fight. Now if he could only convince his wayward body to put aside the searing memory of her touch. Because distraction now could spell disaster to them all.

princesss dutyA PRINCESS’S DUTY (OF FIRE AND FROST BOOK 1) by Sloane Murphy

Emilia Daarke has wanted to escape the Summer Court her entire life. She’s not brutal like the other Fae. She’s not savage. But they are.

When the boy she loves, Cade Vasara, Crowned Prince of the Winter Court, kills Emilia’s twin, they are torn apart and Emilia’s love for Cade dies just like her sibling did.

Years later, she has fallen in love with a Hunter – a forbidden love that goes against all that she has been taught. A man her father will never approve of. When her secret is outed, her father captures her Hunter and gives Emilia an ultimatum.

If she succeeds, she’ll lose the one she loves. But if she fails, he will die, and she will never be able to forgive herself.

unhinged helen hardtUNHINGED: BLOOD BOND PARTS 4,5,6 by Helen Hardt
VS Note: I’m at a loss for how best to present her books the way she releases them. For example, on October 30th she’ll be releasing parts 7,8 and 9 of the series each by itself for now and I don’t have time to list 3 books by one author separately in the same week. PART 10 comes out December 30th FYI. Sounds like an interesting series but I haven’t read any of it as yet.

Vampires are real. That fact has Erin Hamilton thinking she’s headed for crazy town. Still, she can’t deny the intense emotion she experiences when Dante Gabriel sinks his teeth into her neck to take her blood. She’s in love, and her body responds to his bite in a way she never could have imagined.

Once Dante tastes Erin’s blood, he’s addicted forever and cannot live without it. He’s heartbroken when she demands that he leave and never return. But neither can live without the other now, which puts them both at risk.

As they struggle to understand the mysterious bond between them and decipher the secrets of the ancient Vampyre Texts, more patients disappear from the hospital. To complicate matters, a gang of vampire thugs chasing Erin, flashbacks increasing in number and clarity, and an ominous dark energy leave Dante on the brink of becoming unhinged.

werewolf on your mindWEREWOLF ON YOUR MIND (SMOKEY FALLS WOLVES BOOK 3) by V Vaughan
When Alisha learned Juliet, her former college roommate, was a werewolf, she wasn’t afraid. She was intrigued. And now, months later, she’s obsessed with becoming one too. All she needs is a mate to change her, and she knows Juliet’s pack is where she can find one.

Luck is on Alisha’s side, and within hours of arriving in Smokey Falls, she meets her true mate, Jackson. But he isn’t the kind of man she’d imagined. Jackson is a feral werewolf firefighter who’d rather not deal with people, while Alisha is accustomed to a country-club lifestyle. True mate attraction doesn’t care, though, and it makes Alisha decide all Jackson needs is a little training. Too bad Jackson has other ideas.

beck bearBECK BEAR (DAUGHTER OF BEASTS BOOK 2) by T S Joyce
Juno Beck is trying to step out from the long shadow of her father and make her place in the music industry. But this bear shifter’s days are numbered and she’s running out of time to make her mark on the world. When she stops for a day trip to visit an old friend, she discovers the hiding place of one of country music’s bad-boys-who-got-away. But everything she thought she knew about Rhett Copeland from interviews is wrong, and he’s hiding a mountain of secrets. And as she struggles with the decision to do what’s right or what’s necessary, she begins discovering who she really is, and what she really stands for. And that singer she’s crushed on for all these years, is about to show her how it really is to live.

Rhett Copeland threw away his destiny. The white lion shifter left his Pride to become a touring musician, but something important has sent him into hiding in a last-chance Crew of lumberjacks. His accounts are frozen, his muse is crippled, his fans are on the hunt for him, and his new Rogue Pride Crew gets on his nerves at every turn. All he wants to do is stay hidden, avoid as much logging work as possible, and pester his new Crew, but Juno Beck is going to expose him and all of his secrets to the public if he isn’t careful. Too bad she’s too interesting for her own good because his songwriting muse only wakes up around her, and now he can’t leave the mesmerizing stranger alone. But the more he lets Juno in, the more she threatens the life he’s carved out here in the wilderness of Rogue Pride territory.

He has nothing but time, and she barely has any days left. He has lost his passion for the music, while she’s more driven than ever to make her mark on the industry.

dasquianDASQUIAN – CLAIMED BY THE BLACK DRAGON by Jenny Foster
Shor Dasquian is a man who has a fearless dragon’s heart beating inside his chest. When he prepares to fight for the woman from Earth, he does not know what events he will set in motion. She is the one – the woman whom fate has chosen to bring into his life, only to separate them from each other all over again.

His love for the woman changes him.
The brave man turns into a fearless one.
The loyal dragon-shifter turns into a relentless lover.

The strong dragon turns into an invincible being, who teaches even the most dangerous creatures from his home planet to fear him. Even an enraged king and a vengeful goddess cannot picture the black creature they have awakened inside Dasquian, and how far he is willing to go for the one woman he loves.

raven curseTHE RAVEN CURSE (A HALLOWEEN SPECIAL) by Emilia Hartley
Ciaran wouldn’t ask a Carver witch for help even to keep himself out of Hell. After all, he’s managed to live a full century with the curse a Carver put on him. But now, a demon is chasing him, and the magic residing in his curse could literally unleash Hell on Earth. Ciaran needs a Carver to undo the curse and stop a catastrophe. But when he seeks out this generation’s Carver witch, he discovers he wants her to do much more with him than just lift a curse.

All her life, Samantha Carver has heard tales of the dangerous murderer her great-grandmother cursed, so it’s no wonder that when the man shows up in her yard, she tries to shoo him away. But the unsettlingly sexy man won’t go, and the more Samantha gets to know him, the more she questions what she’s always heard.
Is the simmering attraction Ciaran and Samantha share enough to overcome a hundred years of distrust and misunderstanding?

Or is their relationship—and Samantha’s sleepy town—doomed?

blood princeBLOOD PRINCE  by Celia Aaron
Paris, heir to a vampire kingdom he has never claimed, is adrift on earth and in the Underworld. The bounty on his head keeps him on the run. When he realizes the woman whose death haunts his dreams could be alive, he will risk everything just to touch Helen again. But her past can’t be erased, and neither can her old enemy–a demon who will destroy worlds just to possess her.
tithed to the dread lordTITHED TO THE DREAD LORD: STRANGE MAGICS by Athena Grayson
The Boneman will have his due…

When Niamne is tricked into delivering the yearly Tithe to the Dread Lord, she never expects to be part of the sacrifice. The last necromancer is a creature of terrifying legend, but the reality is more compelling than frightening, and very much a man.

Orphios finds better company with the dead than the living. One week of the year he takes the Tithe of goods and treasure and…other things…that keep the dead from rising from their rest. A sharp-tongued acolyte with a holy blessing that clashes with his magic was not part of the deal.

When the dead reject the Tithe, the ancient magical contract fractures. Niamne must choose–fulfill the contract and bring down the curse of her goddess on Orphios, or break it and unleash the restless dead on the world of the living.

Before the week is up, Orphios and Niamne must outmaneuver the treachery of town leaders and outwit the rules of the gods before the dead rise up and take matters into their own hands.

witch wantedWITCH WANTED: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (ADVENTURES OF A BRITISH WITCH IN BOTTOMSLICK) by Mina Carter

Homeless and on the run, magical conwoman Livvy doesn’t just need a break… she needs a freaking miracle.

With government officials on her tail wanting to talk to her about one of any number of con’s she’s pulled over the years; fake fortunes, tarot readings, pretending to be a gypsy wisewoman… and out of a place to stay, Livvy is forced to take the only option left on the table. A job from the classified section of Witch Weekly. There’s a town in the US needing a witch to clear out some brownies.

One problem. Livvy’s not a witch… she’s a woman with a healthy need to be somewhere the british government can’t reach her and a goddess-gifted ability in pretending to be something she’s not.

As soon as her feet hit the ground in Bottomslick, USA, the entire world seems intent on proving her wrong about the witch thing. First a familiar turns up, then a troll, and she can’t figure out if she want’s to kiss or slap the sexy-as-sin werebear sherriff who keeps telling her she’s NOT the witch she’s pretending to be.

But her worries aren’t over. It doesn’t take the british government long to find her are on her tail again and apparently she’s not filed the correct magical visa to work as a witch…. all that will have to wait though, because Bottomslick needs a witch, especially when sunflowers and pumpkins start kidnapping people.

It’s down to one conwoman-turned-witch to save the day and rescue the sherriff in distress, before she gets deported.

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witch way innWITCH WAY INN: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Kate Richards

Growing up in a town populated by magical beings, Karina Jewel’s complete lack of ability is an embarrassment to her family and a source of great personal misery. But an inheritance from an aunt she’s never heard of offers her the chance to break free and start life anew in the scenic High Sierras. The Witch Way Inn, a haven for magical and non-magical folk alike is about to open, and it holds all her hopes and dreams. In addition to the house, Aunt Graciela left her a prophesy. She will reconnect with someone from another life…and that connection will change everything.

Early Rogers’ article about the Shifter Whisperer for The Journal of Magical Times received a less-than-positive response from Zelda, who happens to be a good friend of his publisher. Instead of his usual globe-trotting assignments, he’s to cover the grand opening of a hotel with such low standards even regular humans are invited. He’s already got the piece half-written in his head. The sooner his punishment is fulfilled, the sooner he can get back to the real world and his exciting life.

Neither is looking for their other half, at least not in this life. But could they have been looking for lifetimes? And maybe, just maybe, there is a key somewhere in the mountains to unlock Karina’s magic, if there is any to unlock. They say opposites attract, but  sometimes opposites collide with explosive results.

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demon walkingDEMON WALKING (DRAGON POINT BOOK 6) by Eve Langlais

Now that he’s escaped his prison, the dragons will pay…

Eons ago, humanity punished Luc’s people by banishing them to another realm. The demons adapted to their new world, changed their violent ways, and ditched their monstrous alter egos. They lived in peace and prosperity until the dragon mages joined them in exile—and killed them to survive.

Now there is only one demon left, and he’s ready for revenge.

Luc’s plans to rule the world don’t bother Elspeth in the least. A man should have a goal in life. As for his perpetual frown, she’s determined to turn it upside down. All he needs is a great big hug, and if she’s lucky he won’t break like the other boys do. He might even be strong enough to handle her in bed.

But first she’s got to convince her king not to lynch him because apparently someone’s been sucking the souls of dragons. If they’re right, and Luc is to blame, then she might be next.

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semper faeSEMPER FAE (ENDANGERED FAE BOOK 3) by Angel Martiniez

Zack thought he had a strange job before. Working as a Marine medic in a secret government installation was odd, but working as a human liaison to the fae and as the personal assistant to a sidhe prince is downright bizarre. Throw in the fact that he’s pretty damn sure he’s fallen in love with his boss, and things are close to unmanageable.

Of course, around the fae, one never says ‘things can’t possibly get any worse’. Unexplained events plague the human world. Strange sightings, spontaneous magical explosions, and odd bends in reality crop up. When Finn falls ill and a monstrous creature attacks Zack, things quickly slide into disaster. Lycanthropy, loose-cannon mages, and Lugh conspire to make a hellish mess of things—but the real peril begins when Diego loses an important piece of his mind.

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finding truth beneath the liesFINDING TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES: SEASIDE WOLF PACK BOOK 4 by C C Masters

Anna is back with her pack, but her troubles are far from over. Anna has new allies, but she’s also made new enemies.

Anna is focused on building her relationships with the guys, and forges a deeper connection with Austin than she ever thought would be possible.

But danger lurks within her home, right under her nose.

Balancing her relationships, pack responsibilities, ties to the human world, and dedication to discovering her past isn’t easy. Add in her need to keep her magic under control and something has got to give. Anna is about to find out that it’s not always easy to tell friend from foe.

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panther queenPANTHER QUEEN (MORRIGHAN HOUSE WITCHES BOOK 3) by Amir Lane

When cattle rancher Lenna Alvarez rescues a black jaguar, she discovers there’s more to the animal than meets the eye. Bonding with a centuries-old Aztec Warrior wasn’t part of her plans. Then again, neither was simultaneously facing off against an American businessman and poachers encroaching on her family lands.
With her newfound powers, Lenna is sure the poachers don’t stand a chance. Only, Lenna isn’t the only one bringing strange animal powers to the game. The poachers have them too, led by businessman Ansen Peters. Lenna is in over her head, and not even the jaguar can save her.

Ansen Peters doesn’t want the ranch. He wants the jaguar. And he’s willing to kill her for it.

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vampires death by reaperVAMPIRES: DEATH BY REAPER MC #2 by Esther E Schmidt

Being kidnapped and unexpectedly thrust into the paranormal world she didn’t even know existed has overwhelmed Tessera. Even more, because her savior is the President of the Death by Reaper MC, Vampire Charter, who claimed her as his eternal mate.

Between protecting his mate from his own wrath and trying to balance his MC duties, Jagger is fighting a battle bigger than the fight between good and evil. Finding a solution for the stack of danger that keeps growing might involve teaming up with a new enemy who is reluctant to join forces. With a threat of an apocalypse in the near future, there is no option other than to surrender to the truth more paranormal lives are needed to keep the rest of the world living.

Evil hides in the inevitable to rectify redemption. Dive into book two of Death by Reaper MC and submit to the reality crawling into the darkness might be the only good this world has to offer.

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healers needHEALER’S NEED (ANCIENT INK BOOK 2) by Rhenna Morgan

Coyote shifter Tate Allen has been watching. Learning his mate every possible way before he moves in. Protecting her through the night, always from afar.

He’ll be the one to teach her about her gifts. He’ll be there when she changes for the first time.

With him, she’ll fulfill her destiny.

Elise Ralston loves Tate for the patience he’s shown. The faith he’s demonstrated—denying himself what he needs sexually, even as he teaches her about pleasure.

For Tate, Elise is willing to try. To revel in touch, to give him control…and to embrace her healer’s need.

But someone unknown is still stalking the clan, threatening more than Tate and Elise’s bond. And Elise is a prime target—precious for the magic she hasn’t even learned yet.

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protecting the wolfs matePROTECTING THE WOLF’S MATE (BLOOD MOON BROTHERHOOD BOOK 3) by Sasha Summers

Ellen has one goal: vengeance. With little memory of her life before her imprisonment by a maniacal werewolf, her world has been full of pain, humiliation, and fear. But now that she’s been rescued, her need for revenge is challenged by the urge to be part of a pack… and the unshakable connection to, Hollis, the man her wolf claims as their mate.

Hollis will do whatever it takes to protect his pack, and that includes looking after Ellen, who doesn’t need or want his help. He’s determined to keep her safe, even though she’s hell-bent on revenge, even if that means sacrificing himself. And it might come to that when the big bad comes back for the one woman he can’t live without.

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blood bond shannon k butcherBLOOD BOND (THE SENTINEL WARS BOOK 10) by Shannon K Butcher

Justice has never known freedom. She woke up ten years ago, naked and alone with no memory of who or what she was. Since then, she’s been a prisoner, compelled by powers she doesn’t understand. She’s roamed the country, doing whatever the fates demanded of her, good or bad. Completely alone.
Until now.
Ronan is starving to death. Like all the Sanguinar, his survival depends on finding the dwindling traces of blood left behind by an ancient, magical race. Weeks ago, Justice saved his life and since then, it’s been her blood he craves, her face he dreams about.
As evil closes in on all sides, threatening the only stronghold the Sentinels have to protect them, Ronan must find a way to gain Justice’s trust and free her from the dark powers that control her. Because if he can’t, the next person she is compelled to kill may be him.

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timturVS Note: A reminder of my new scifi romance release last week!

TIMTUR: THE TEACHER’S ALIEN HEALER (BADARI WARRIORS): IN THE STARS ROMANCE by ME!!!

VS Note: The events in TIMTUR actually come right after book 2 of the numbered series, so I was thrilled to offer this book under the  In the Stars Romance banner and will resume my normal covers and numbering next month with GABE (book 5 of the series). So this book would be book 2.5 in the numbering sequence. A bit of a flashback to how Timtur and Lily came to be mates.  65K words. Sorry to be confusing! All the books can be read as standalones.

Far from her home in the human Sectors after the mass kidnapping, teacher Lily Garrison is making a niche for herself in the valley by running a school for the Badari young. Although she yearns for Timtur, the pack’s healer, another Badari male has his eye on her and won’t take no for an answer.

Timtur feels the weight and responsibility of being the pack’s only healer, constantly on call as the soldiers fight ferocious battles against the alien scientists and their troops. With scarcely a moment to himself, he’s drawn to the gentle Lily but worries he won’t be able to juggle his duties, his loyalty to the pack and a relationship with a human woman.

When Lily’s stalker takes direct action to kidnap her and steal her from the safety of the valley, she’s forced to reach deep inside to find the strength to battle for her life. Timtur realizes too late how foolish he’s been to resist the bond with his fated mate and leads the rescue effort.

Before this situation can be resolved both will have to put their lives on the line and decide what really matters in a dangerous world ruled by the enemy.

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

October 17

October 10

October 3

September 26

September 19

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…

I check and verify all the buy links at the time I create the post  but after that I’m not responsible.

 

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