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).
CAID: DAKONIAN MAIL ORDER BRIDES BOOK 3 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Cara Bristol
Matchmaker Jessie Hancock has a perfect record helping others find their Mr. or Ms. Right through the Intergalactic Dating Agency until Caid arrives. The sinfully handsome, smooth-talking alien is everything she’s dreamed of—but can’t have. Even if he was interested in a curvy, freckle-faced redheaded wallflower, it’s forbidden for employees to date clients, so she works hard to find him a woman. But when none of the dates meets with his approval, her boss gives her an ultimatum—find Caid a match or else! With her heart breaking and her job on the line, she launches a plan to introduce Caid to a woman he’ll find irresistible.
The instant Caid from planet Dakon lays eyes on Jessie with the beautiful orange hair, he knows the Fates have chosen her for him. To get closer to her, he goes along with her attempts to “match” him with someone else while doing his best to charm her and convince her they’re meant for each other. Despite his efforts, she continues to insist she can’t be his mate. Now time is running out, and if he can’t up his game, he’ll lose her forever.
DELTA V: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY (CYBORG COWBOYS OF CARBON COUNTY BOOK 2) by Elsa Jade
VS Note: I loved the first book in this set so I one clicked this one, which came out October 16th – sorry I was late getting it listed here!!!
Deltas were always the most expendable among the CWBOIs (Custom War Bionic/Organic Impersons), and Delta V was fifth of nothing. But since the crash that left this transgalactically prohibited private army of cyborg alien warriors marooned on Earth, Delta has found some small pleasures — soft dogs, sweet donuts, seducing the neighboring rancher. Wait, what?
For the first time in her fifty years, Big Sky Country is feeling small and lonely to Montana rancher Lindy Minervudottir. With the five-year anniversary of her wife’s death looming, she’s not sure if the future matters. But then a futuristic fighter flies into her life.
Earth is a small, blue marble in the vastness of space, and two needy hearts are even smaller than quarks at that scale. But with a long-gone enemy closing in, if quantum entanglement and the irresistible force of love can’t bind them together, the world itself hangs in the balance.
BIG BANG: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY (CYBORG COWBOYS OF CARBON COUNTY BOOK 3) by Elsa Jade
He was never meant to be awakened. In the matrix of genetically and cybernetically enhanced contract killers, he was the Omega — brought out only the last resort, the final answer, the end times. But crash-landing on the planet Dirt made Cosmo just another cowboy, albeit one with a time bomb in his massive body forever set to 00:00:00:01.
Vic Ray thought she was so smart. As a reformed black-hat hacker, she cracked every code ever put in front of her. Except the one that explains people. But then she found out about aliens. Turns out, though, Cosmo Halley is worse than any people. At least she doesn’t have to be nice to a killer robot to get what she wants: Off this world.
But when an old enemy and a new one join forces to expose the CWBOIs on Earth, Cosmo and Vic will have to figure out what it means to love before everything they know is lost forever. Can the Spirit of Christmas — peace, goodwill, and spiked hot cocoa — teach a cyborg and a misanthrope to believe in a future together?
GAIL’S FAMILY (ICE HOME BOOK 4) by Ruby Dixon
I’ve had a full life: wife, mom, divorcee…and then alien property. All of that’s changing now that I’m on the ice planet. Here, I’m free again, and I’ve found love once more. Vaza’s older and a widower, but he knows how to make a woman smile both in the furs and out of them.
Everyone around me has a baby in their arms or in their belly, though, and it’s hard to be the only one without. I love nothing more than being a mama…and when I hear there’s an orphan at the Icehome camp, I want to adopt him. Vaza and I have so much love to give, but will an en baby love us back?
(Psst! This story does not stand alone. Start with LAUREN’S BARBARIAN! You’ll be glad you did!)
DECORATED (REBELS OF SYDITH BOOK 2.5) by Sabrina Kade
Newly pregnant, Blythe frets that she’s no longer respected or even liked among the community of human women.
York is concerned that because he knows she loves the holidays, Azan will go overboard trying to please her. Also, she suspects he might not fully understand the distinction between gifts and his own kind of “package.” It’s adorable—but it’s going to take some explaining.
Ellis is anxious that Hujun isn’t interested in her at all. He promised Prince Korben he’d keep her safe—but she fears that keeping his word to his prince is his only desire.
But when Ellis is attacked, all those concerns pale in comparison.
THE REFUGEE RUSE (THE GAIAN CONSORTIUM SERIES BOOK 7) by Christine Pope
VS note: From October 16th, missed it – sorry!
With the remote Zeta Tau prison station about to be pounded into space dust — and with no help coming from Gaia’s crumbling star empire — Captain Landon Beck races to release one particular inmate before she’s abandoned to the tender mercies of the invading pirates and mercenaries.
Thanks to that bit of temporary insanity — or maybe a crusading streak that refuses to die — he has company on the badly damaged, antiquated transport ship he hopes to fly to anonymity and freedom: Dhani Warlow, a small-time grifter, dark-eyed and delicate, with an uncommon amount of sass.
After five years surviving in the underbelly of Gaian society, Dhani has seen the worst of the Consortium’s crimes against man, Zhore, and dozens of other peoples across the galaxy. Even so, in Landon she senses a man of honor beneath the hated uniform.
As they limp from system to system on their quest to reach Iradia and freedom, Landon and Dhani earn one another’s trust and respect, finally taking refuge in the only safe place left — each other’s arms. But as the Consortium crumbles around them, they might not survive one last attempt on their lives.
FARON (MY SINGLE ALIEN BOOK 7) by Arcadia Shield
Faron has abandoned all hope of finding a strong, capable mate. His family has disowned him and he lives every day with the shame that he chose his own miserable existence over their social standing. No one will want him. He deserves to be alone.
Kendra Hilton must make a good impression. As a new matchmaker at My Single Alien, she’s determined to make her mark. When her speed dating event looks like it will be a disaster, she steps in and pretends she’s looking for love. Then Faron sits at her table…
Thrown together at the event, Faron and Kendra discover that the more time they spend together, the closer they become. Will their growing attraction stand up to Faron’s logic and Kendra’s cautious heart?
GENE BORN: GLADIATOR HELL (KOCI HYBRID SERIES BOOK 3) by Lilly Griffin
The government used us to improve the human genome through gene modification and controlled us through a computer AI placed in our brains. Earth was dying, and they needed humans to be stronger, faster, and harder to kill while traveling through space in their search for a new home. They were successful. They made us stronger, faster, and harder to kill. Then, they took it even further when an alien species called the Koci was shot down right before the last exodus ships were to leave earth. They used the alien DNA to changes us even further. We are now part Koci and part human, a hybrid.
We sought our freedom from being controlled by the government only to find ourselves in the hands of pirates when we awoke from cryo-stasis.
Then, the pirates sold us to the Mxint Combine to fight in their gladiator games against other aliens and monsters. What does a girl have to do to kick some ass! We are in Gladiator Hell, but not for long if I have anything to say about it. We are still not free, but we will be. Our goal is freedom, our objective to find a new home, our ambition is to explore this new galaxy we find ourselves in, and our intention is to give these slavers HELL! Will it be easy? Probably not. Will we give up? Never!
HOME WORLD: AN ALIEN WAR ROMANCE (GALACTIC ORDER BOOK 2) by Erin Raegan
Peyton: I fell in love with an alien. Our world was invaded by carnivorous freaks and the Dahk swooped in and saved me and my friends. They want to save the Earth but we are our own worst enemy, or so I thought. The truth is we have no idea what’s out there. Now I’m on my way to Home World. The Dahk’s world. An alien world. I had no choice, it was taken from me. I tell myself I hate him but I don’t. I miss him. But we have bigger problems to face. Problems I’ll realize are massively more impactful than just myself and my own little space in the universe. There’s no room for my hurt feelings, even though Tahk’s not done hurting me.
Tahk: My mate won’t speak to me. I do not blame her for her ire. But I had no choice. I have brought her to my home and I have realized how unprepared she is for my planet and my culture. I could not predict the trials we would face. I have failed her in this. But I will not let her go. She is mine, and nothing and no one will come between us.
THE WATCHMAN: THE NOGUD LEGACY BOOK 4 by Marilyn Foxworth
I know what the Nogud are. I know how I got here, where they come from, what they are like, and most importantly, that I am responsible for them.
I want to move beyond the eight villages and see what’s left of the world, eight-hundred years after the cataclysm, but first I have to make sure that they are safe and cared for; and loved, if possible. Exploring the world of the thirtieth century will wait. Maybe not long, but until I find them anyway.
I’m going to find the remaining ‘Little Sisters’ and make sure that they are taken care of. All of them will come to Bonvale, or to my house in Goldenwood, and they’ll be given the life that they were meant to have. For the next few days, I would listen and watch and hunt…(much more blurb on ebook seller page…)
TIL DEATH US DO PART: A ZOMBIE SURVIVAL REVERSE HAREM NOVEL by A J Lee
t’s been five years since the world’s entire female population mysteriously changed into shambling, flesh-eating undead. For Esperanza Costales, that means coping with the loss of her mother, surviving in the Tennessee wilderness with her father and brother, and wondering whether or not she’s the last living woman on Earth.
Esperanza and her family have adapted and learned to count their blessings, but when a group of escaped convicts led by a crazed psychopath named Frankie stumble upon their camp and kidnap her and her father, her new life is thrown into chaos. By taking advantage of a late-night zombie attack, she barely escapes captivity and flees into the forest, alone.
Injured, frightened, and separated from her family, Esperanza nearly loses hope until she encounters a group of four men. Jason, Derek, Roland, and Joseph have survived the world’s end by putting aside old feelings and embracing their harsh new reality, but their routine is shattered when Esperanza enters their lives and brings into question everything they thought they knew about the Apocalypse.
As Esperanza and the men learn more about one another and themselves, will they be able to form a bond strong enough to survive attacks by the undead and pursuit by Frankie’s gang? Will Esperanza ever see her family again? And in a world full of zombies and psychos, will a woman and four men be able to find love through despair?
TAMED BY THE ZORAN (ZORAN’S CHOSEN BOOK 4) by Luna Hunter
Takara King is the first female contestant in the Titan Games — and she plans on winning the whole damn thing. All her life she’s trained for this moment. Nothing can get in her way.
Except for Rinor. The reigning Grand Champion. The arrogant, cocky Zoran with a body to die for.
He claims that she is his Chosen, and nothing she says can convince him otherwise.
Will Takara resist the ripped warrior… or will she give in to his advances?
Unbeknownst to them both, the fate of New Exon hangs in the balance.
THE LIGHT WE SEEK (TOGETHER WE FALL BOOK 2) by Katie May
Now that I survived the initial storm, I find myself back where I once was: under the control of my dickish parents (if dickish even is a word).
Day by day, the world gets worse. Storms brew on the east coast, volcanos erupt on the west, and zombie-like creatures continue to attack the cities. Where does that leave me? Hopefully not dead…at least, not yet.
Circumstance finds me in route to Atlanta, one of the cities that has fallen, accompanied by seven guys that I swear are as insane as I am. Together, we will face the monsters that plague our country.
But monsters can take any form. We will come to realize that even the most beautiful of people can end up being the most deadliest of creatures. Are we capable of surviving the apocalypse or will we succumb to the darkness around us?
ULTIMATE SACRIFICE (GUARDIANS BOOK 4) by Damien Benoit-Ledeaux
More determined than ever, superhuman Quinn McAlester navigates the dramas of high school and family life while balancing the growing responsibilities of being the world’s first superhero. Having won over the respect and trust of the authorities who sought to capture him, Quinn unites a team of unique individuals and devises a plan to infiltrate The Order and rescue his best friend, Blake Hargreaves, from the clutches of mastermind Victor Kraze. When the people he loves discover his secret superhero identity, Quinn struggles to keep his friends—and his boyfriend—safe…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
DOUBLETIME (CROSSING THE LINE BOOK 1) by M D Stewart
After a time anomaly appears, Captain Dave Amsted pilots his military chopper over the strange distortion, he begins to remember a woman he’s fallen in love with but never met. He’s frantic to find the wife he knows is out there, only to find her married to another man. Can he reconnect with the one woman who completes him, or will he have to give her up to the man she’s in love with?
As the owner of KenSpec Labs, Dr. Marc Kensington knows about the tears in time. He suddenly starts having dreams about an unknown man, a man who wants to claim his wife, Sadie. He knows he’ll fight to keep her for himself, but should he deny her a chance at happiness?
Sadie doesn’t understand why she’s been dreaming of a man she’s only seen in pictures. She’s in love with her husband, Marc, but she starts to have memories of being married to this sexy stranger. Suddenly having memories of events that have never happened.
Both men love her, but will she break Marc’s heart and choose a husband she’s never met?
CIRCUS SAVE ME by K A Knight and Erin O’Kane
It’s been over thirty years since the bombs dropped that almost decimated the planet. The fallout changed not only the animals and the landscape, but the people too. Freaks they called them; outcasts of society and hunted for their powers. The Circus has the only people to openly flaunt them, offering a haven for the lost and the damned.
Rhea works for a powerful man in the male-dominated world and she is treated no better than a slave.
Until one day she saves a stranger and it changes her life forever.
Will Rhea find her place within the freaks, or will this be her final show?
SCRIPT OF THE HEART: A CELTA NOVEL (CELTA HEARTMATES BOOK 15) by Robin D Owens
VS Note: I LOVE the Celta series, so different…one clicked this.
Celta, a place of magic, telepathic animal companions, and romance…Script of the Heart, a story set decades ago, of a couple struggling with love and loss…
Giniana Filix, a dedicated Healer, is desperate to raise funds for an experimental treatment to save her dying FamCat. She has no time or interest in a relationship.
Growing up on an impoverished estate as the last of his line, actor Klay St. Johnswort hears of a script of a lifetime, a script he believes will catapult his career to greatness and enable him to restore his home. Appalled to learn the script has mysteriously disappeared, he is determined to reclaim it at all costs.His desire to be close fuels her fear of abandonment.
Her distrust of actors clashes with his pride in his craft. But they discover a connection they can’t deny. Will their attraction be enough to force them to write their own Script of the Heart?
SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson
VS Note: YA, not romance, but of note this week.
Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s–a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa’s chances of attending flight school at slim to none.
No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.
DIAMOND FIRE: A HIDDEN LEGACY NOVELLA by Ilona Andrews
VS note: One clicked. I always find their books fascinating reads!
Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle. Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan’s extensive family overruns his mother’s home. Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder.
To make this wedding happen, Catalina will have to do the thing she fears most: use her magic. But she’s a Baylor and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for her sister’s happiness. Nevada will have her fairy tale wedding, even if Catalina has to tear the mansion apart brick by brick to get it done.
LEOPARD’S RUN (A LEOPARD NOVEL BOOK 11) by Christine Feehan
Timur Amurov has one purpose in life: protect his family at all costs. With lethal skills honed from a violent upbringing, Timur is a leopard shifter who sees any newcomers as possible threats–and the petite blond barista who his sister-in-law, Evangeline, has hired to work in her bakery is definitely hiding something. While Timur still needs to determine if Ashe is an enemy, he does know that she is the only woman whose presence has ever truly calmed the beast roaring inside of him.
Ashe Bronte is well aware she has a type: sexy, gorgeous and dangerous as hell. Despite the fact that Timur is all those things and more, Ashe is in San Antonio for reasons that do not involve getting wild with a ruthless leopard–and she cannot afford to make any mistakes. But Timur has ignited something deep within her, and even though she knows she should keep her distance, every move he makes has her craving a taste.
THE OMEGA OBJECTION: THE SAN ANDREAS SHIFTERS by Gail Carriger
A werewolf walks into a bar.
Tank is working as a bouncer when he notices something odd about the sexy-as-sin bartender. He’s odorless, he’s amazingly popular with shifters, and he’s terrified.
A man without a smell.
Isaac is trying to escape his past. He hides in San Francisco because everyone knows that there are no werewolves in the Bay Area.
Until one walks into his bar.
Can a gentle werewolf with a trampled heart show a man who’s been running scared that sometimes there are monsters worth running towards?
NEVER LET ME FALL (FATAL DREAMS BOOK 3) by Abbie Roads
Thomas Brown can’t see color, but he can see people’s true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he’s starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white…
Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena’s past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.
As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they’ll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness.
HEIR OF STORM (HALF BLOOD HUNTRESS CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by D D Meirs and Graceley Knox
VS Note: No blurb at the time I checked. Only the following note:
The second installment of the sexy Half-Blood Huntress Chronicles! An Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance…(names of other ‘like this’ authors on ebook seller page…)
HAIL ATLANTIS: MISTRESS OF THE SEVEN SEAS BOOK 2 by Sarah Louise
Rowena and her seven mates continue their whirlwind saga through the Oceans. Her journey still continues to be fraught with turmoil and conflict. Through it all though, Rowena must learn to conquer her insecurities and fears without pushing away those who love her most. When someone close to her is taken away, will Row do everything in her power to get them back, or will this prophecy claim one more life for its own.
MISS FROST CHILLS THE CHEATER: A NOCTURNE FALLS MYSTERY (MISS JAYNE FROST BOOK 6) by Kristen Painter
Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now…private investigator. Sort of.
Jayne takes Sinclair on a much needed visit to her winter wonderland home, the North Pole. She wants him to see what her royal life is truly like. She knows the protocol and regulations that define her existence as heir to the Winter Throne aren’t for everyone and worries that it will be more than he wants to handle.
All seems well until a weird coincidence in a toy contest has some of the citizens of the North Pole giving Sinclair the side-eye. He’s a necromancer, and not everyone is okay with that.
Jayne vows to prove his presence and the apparent cheating are unrelated, but digging deeper uncovers all kinds of strange occurrences that only complicate things and make another perfectly clear. Someone doesn’t want Sinclair around.
When that someone cracks and takes action, Sinclair is in danger of losing more than his good name. Can Jayne chill the rumors that threaten the royal family and keep Sinclair from being permanently iced?
THE WINDING KEY (THE CLOCKWORK TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Kate Davidson
Zachary Platt is running out of time. The future of his world depends on the swift delivery of a hellish relic and the cooperation of an ambivalent shop assistant. Prudence Whitby is a young woman of no consequence yet a wicked twist of fate and instincts result in their becoming inescapably entwined. For an immortal who’s made a rule of keeping others at a distance, his burgeoning feelings could not have come at a worse moment.
Prudence has modest expectations for her life after college. Being caught in the orbit of an irascible client who seems alternately repelled and enthralled by her was not among them. She struggles with the depth of feeling inspired by a virtual stranger before confronting a far more terrible dilemma.
For the Fount of all vampires has been found, the doom of man approaches. All that stands between the earth and destruction is a mortal woman with the barest concept of what she faces and a vampire weakened by infatuation. They are not prepared and the clock is ticking.
THE LIBRARIANS AND THE POT OF GOLD by Greg Cox
VS Note: Not a romance, an original novel based on the TV series, which I always enjoyed. Haven’t read the novel.
For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil.
THE RAVEN (ROCK SHIFTER FAIRY TALES BOOK 4) by Lashell Collins
Kidnapped, drugged, and tortured, Kateri’s life has become little more than a lab experiment gone horribly wrong. Nefarious forces set on wiping out shifters for good see her as the key to finally making their evil plan a reality. But when an enchanted spell traps her in slumber, things suddenly go from bad to worse. Now she’s fighting weird monsters and running for her life. Good thing Raven Cloud, the sweet and sexy keyboard player from her favorite shifter rock band is there to help save her. Where the heck did he come from anyway? Kateri has no clue, but she’s certain they’ve fallen in love before. Maybe somewhere once upon a dream.
DRAGON IN THE BLOOD: VALE OF STARS (BOOK 2) by Juliette Cross
VS Note: Reader GillyFlowerBlog pointed this one out!
While all seems quiet in Gladium Province, the Morgon Guard—the global justice force for the dragon hybrid race—knows their enemy is rebuilding its forces in the underground.
Valla Moonring, an assassin for an order of the Morgon Guard, is ordered to join an expedition through the Wastelands of Aria, a formidable, icy wilderness fraught with all manner of dangers, including outlaws, deadly weather, and big-game predators.
To her great distaste, she’s partnered with a Nightwing Security operative, Conn Rowanflame, a Morgon with the aggravating ability to get under her skin. While she takes her mission seriously, Conn’s confident charm throws her off balance, a dangerous place to be in conditions like these. Especially when cold nights require close contact.
Sensual attraction binds them ever closer, igniting a passion of unexpected force—soulfire. But when the hunters become the hunted, their bond could prove perilous. Even fatal.
GOLD FEVER: DRAGONS OF tARAKONA (MAGIC NEW MEXICO) by D B Sieders
She’s got a fever, and he’s the only one who can break it.
Sienna Gold is an energy dragon. Useful gift—as long as the excess power inside her doesn’t cause her to explode! When a demon kidnaps her leader, the burden of rescuing him falls on her shoulders. This rescue will to take some teamwork, and she knows exactly who she is going to invite to help her.
Declan Amari is a wizard in disguise. He hates magic, refuses to use it, and absolutely abhors the thought of exploiting dragons for their magic. Unfortunately, one alluring and persistent gold dragon sees past his disguise and drags him, literally, to another world to rescue the leader of her merry band of rogues.
It’s a noble mission, but her needs could bring out the beastly nature he’s spent years suppressing. Can they come to a mutually acceptable arrangement in time to stop the demon hell bent on draining souls of Earthborn humans, or will his beastly nature cause even more devastation?
WAR OF STORMS (THE RYOGAN CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Erica Cameron
The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.
Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.
But how can her squad of ten stand against an army of ten thousand?
Calling in help from every ally she’s made in Ryogo, Khya tries to build a plan that won’t require sacrificing her friends or her brother. It’s a tough balance to find, especially when the leadership role she thought she wanted sits heavy on her shoulders, and her relationship with Tessen is beginning to crack under the strain.
The end is coming, and there’s no way to know who’ll be left standing when it hits.
PROMISED (THE WOLVES OF KENCULL BOOK 1) by S Cinders
Growing up ashamed of her special abilities, Trix learns to fear the dark. That is where the monsters live, and none who are wise enter there…
Tobias and his three brothers fear they are the last wolves of Kencull. They have been searching for their mate – one who will bring peace to the land and fulfill their deepest desires.
ILLUSION OF ESCAPE (CRYSTAL CLEAR BOOK 1) by Lana Kole
A nightmare is a fear your heart relates…
Solitude, serenity and sanity are vital to Moriah Copeland’s life. Focused on helping kids the system forgets, she is unaware of the powers she harbors deep in her soul.
The intensity of her dreams waver between a nightmare and a true confidant. Imagine her surprise when she realizes her dreams might be more than they seem, she suddenly has crazy magic powers, and three strange men crash a too good to be true second date for help finding their long-lost friend.
Loyalty means you don’t quit…
Closer than brothers, Kaiser, Walker, Remington and Levi are not one without the others. Since Walker’s disappearance three years prior, they have not been the same. Driven to find their lost comrade, they are not above breaking any laws, be they magekynd or human. When a fluke encounter alerts them to Mori’s potential, they cannot ignore their instincts.
Can they earn Mori’s trust after kidnapping her or will she walk away from the crazy world she’s been thrust into and the men who need her help?
THE FAMILY SPELLS by C M Stunich
My new motorcycle riding soulmate is half-demon, half-witch and all douche.
A douche who hates my other three soulmates. He’s a tattooed bad boy with a bad attitude, and he’s definitely not into thrice-married me with four kids under four. He’s also in desperate need of an erectile dysfunction spell. Seems the dickhead can only get hard when I’m around.
Owning a potion shop, running a coven of witches, and spending time with my four kids and their half-vampire, half-werewolf, and half-fae fathers is a lot–even for a superwoman like me. But if I have to give the demon asshole what he wants to get him to help with a spell for my cursed mother, I’ll do it.
Even if it means my family will never be complete, that the Oracle’s prediction of me having four soulmates, four husbands to share a life with, is all a lie … I’ll do it. And I’ll do it with my witch’s hat tipped, my little black dress pressed, and my broom in hand.
ELVEN FURY (AGENTS OF THE CROWN BOOK 4) by Lindsay Buroker
Jev Dharrow is trying to convince his father to cancel his arranged marriage so he can wed Zenia, the woman he loves. But when elven assassins arrive in the city, all his personal problems must be set aside.
They are after his good friend, Lornysh, an elf who has saved Jev’s life a dozen times over the years. The assassins consider Lornysh to be a traitor to their people, and they’ll kill anyone who stands at his side. They wield great magic as well as their swords, and they have the power to destroy half the city as they chase after their target.
With the arranged marriage looming and elven assassins on the warpath, Jev is running out of time to save his friend—and his own future.
GUARDIANS OF HELLFIRE (GUARDIANS OF THE FAE BOOK 2) by Elizabeth Hartwell
Within minutes, everything Eve Carter thought she knew about her life was eradicated by a volley of Hellfire.
She’s being called a Demon. It shouldn’t be possible. No one has ever possessed both Demonic and Fae magic before. But the fury behind the power Eve unleashed says it’s very real.
For as long as Eve can remember, she’s been the hunter when it came to Paranormal justice.
But now she’s the hunted.
Cole, Noah, Jacob, and Tyler would do anything for their mate, but if they’re going to survive this test, it’ll take the strongest magic of all.
JAMES (SKIN WALKERS BOOK 18) by Susan Bliler
Skin Walker Sentry, James, is known for his jokes and good humor, but when he comes face-to-face with his past, there isn’t anything funny about it. Prim is the woman who wrecked him all those years ago. She’s his enemy, and regardless of the passion they once shared, James is determined to put her where she belongs, in a cell.
PrimRose is done running from her past. The last time she saw James, his eyes had been filled with cold, merciless hatred. She’d been forced to betray him, and he’s never understood why. Now, seeing him again after all these years, any hope for a relationship is vanishing beneath his cruel disdain. Prim knows she’s to blame for the ice that surrounds his heart, yet she’s praying that the secret she’s kept all these years and the sacrifices she’s willing to make might just warm him to her. It was a risk coming to StoneCrow, but for a shot at happiness, Prim was willing to risk it. Now, she’s just praying she survives James’ wrath.
MAMA, ME AND THE HOLIDAY TREE (THE APPALACHIAN ELEMENTALS SERIES) by Jeanine G’Fellers
Centenary Rhodes and her mother are at constant odds. It’s one of the many reasons Cent left home when she was eighteen. Mama’s difficult for anyone to manage, but now that Cent’s back home, she has to try. Mama, however, won’t acknowledge who Cent’s become, even though she’s repeatedly been shown the truth.
It’ll take more than popcorn strings and paper snowflakes to heal the rift that’s formed between Cent and Mama. It’s going to take bushels of patience, heaps of magic, and assistance from everyone on both sides of Embreeville Mountain to reset the Balance between them.
But with Yule and Christmas just around the corner, it might already be too late.
GODDESS’S HOPE (THE CHILDREN OF THE GODS ORIGINS BOOK 2) by I T Lucas
It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Hungry for power and infatuated with the beautiful Areana, Navuh plots his father’s demise. After all, by getting rid of the insane god he would be doing the world a favor. Except, when gods and immortals conspire against each other, humanity pays the price.
But things are not what they seem, and prophecies should not to be trusted.
THE PRICE OF HAPPINESS (A MEDIEVAL TALE BOOK 5) by Lina J Potter
A sinister conspiracy against the King is gaining momentum, with Lilian and her family in the epicenter of this deadly game. Meanwhile Count Jess Earton himself, vigilant and dissatisfied, has arrived at the royal palace. The family reunion Lillian has been dreading has finally arrived. She has had enough time to prepare, to plan and consider all her options. King Edward is on her side, as are the Khangans and the Virmans… So why is her stomach in knots, why are her knees shaking and her heart pounding loud in her chest?
On the eve of her meeting with Jess, Lilian’s affections from her previous life resurface. Thank Aldonai that at the masquerade, it is easy to cover your personality and feelings with a mask of indifference.
TO TRUST A BEAR (LUMBERJACK BEARS BOOK 3) by Emilia Hartley
Callie Stone believes that 2500 miles is about the right distance to keep between herself and Morgan Moreno, the cheating jerk who stole her heart and then stomped all over it a decade ago.
Morgan’s little gang of rogue bears has been getting up to trouble, though, and Callie’s father, the leader of her idyllic Alaskan community of bear shifters, wants Callie to bring Morgan’s group back to the fold before they ruin things for bears everywhere.
The trouble is, the longer Callie hangs out with Morgan and his friends, the more she comes to doubt her upbringing—and even her belief that Morgan cheated on her. Her bond to Morgan grows by the day, and the reasons not to trust in his love for her keep turning to mist and blowing away.
As everything she always thought important gets turned on its head, Callie must figure out who to trust and how to earn the trust of those she has inadvertently hurt.
MAGICAL TEMPTATIONS (BIOMYSTIC SECURITY BOOK 2) by Jaliza A Burwell
Dr. Laila Porter has successfully kept Cyril Shanton alive. Now it’s time to learn that when a dragon wants something, they get it, and Shanton wants Laila. The dragon has uncovered an old cave system, and he needs Laila’s expertise to get through the dangerous traps safely because he wants what the traps protect.
With time running out, Laila, Davies, Rhett, and Venni have to traipse through the dangerous tunnels with Shanton and his team. While trying to stay alive, Laila learns about her origins, about who she is, and where she came from. She’s gone over a million different scenarios of her past, but none of them comes close to the truth. The guys will have to prove to Laila that they’re with her, no matter what, and no matter who her ancestors are.
TWISTER (SAVAGE BROTHERHOOD MC BOOK 6) by Jasmine Wylder
Twister My name is Andy. Some see me as the banished brother of the Savage Brotherhood, to others I’m just another badass. But what they don’t know is that I believe in what the Brotherhood stands for. Even though the gang moonlights with criminal activity, keeping the town of Coalfell safe from vampires is their main mission. They do what is necessary to make sure no other child has to watch their parents die… like I did. One mistake is all it took for me to be ousted from the Savage brotherhood, now I’m drifting without purpose. Who am I if I’m not a member of the gang? I’ll do whatever it takes to earn my place back, even if it kills me.
Guinevere As the vampire Queen, I am subject to many misguided impressions of me. Sure, I’ve fought many battles both inside and outside my own kingdom, but what they don’t understand is that I want to improve the relationship between shifters and vampires… and be human again. Finally, it seems that my dream is within reach, even if it means I can’t ever be human again.
When Andy and Guinevere are thrown together in unexpected circumstances, their fierce attraction is undeniable. What harm can it do to pursue a passionate fling for a little while, after all it isn’t love. But as their lives are endangered and everything they have fought for starts to slip away, all that might be left is love.
THE HARBINGER by Candace Wondrak
One: technology doesn’t work. The Second doesn’t need electricity when it has magic. Two: don’t trust anyone. The Second’s races—the Elven, the Malus, the Ulen and the Dracon—are way too pretty to trust. Three: when someone tells you you’re the new Harbinger, believe them. Bad things happen if you don’t.
Back in the sixties, the last Harbinger permanently opened the gateways between Earth and the Second. Humanity grew accordingly. Faith is in her fifth year at the Academy, with her sight set on joining the Division, the branch of government that enforces what most law enforcement can’t, like smuggling goods between worlds. Following her mother’s footsteps has always been the plan.
Of course, she doesn’t want to follow them to a T. Her mother had awful luck with men, as did her grandma. Faith wouldn’t mind finding out what’s so special about a man that it has her quirky grandma swearing at them constantly. A field trip to the Second is just what she needs.
Being the first female Harbinger in the Second’s history and having to face down the realm’s most dangerous Dracon, also known as the ridiculously-named Dread King? Not what she needs.
Faith isn’t a hero. That sort of responsibility is not what she wants. The perks that come with it—like a sexy but infuriating Elf, a flirty Malus, and a quiet and pensive Ulen—well, maybe for them she’ll make an exception to her grandma’s no-man rule.
Maybe she’ll have them all.
AN EVERLASTING CHRISTMAS (THE HAPPILY EVERLASTING SERIES BOOK 7) by Mandy M Roth
Wil Messing may own a thriving antique shop in the tiny seaside town of Everlasting, Maine, but the man and the shop are far more than they appear to be. Born into a long line of supernatural hunters, this alpha male has had to make tough decisions all of his life. But the toughest one of all was walking away from the woman who stole his heart long ago. But he had no choice. It was for her own safety.
He wants more from her than mere friendship but knows he has no right to ask—not with their past. But when a secret admirer begins leaving Jolene gifts, it doesn’t take a great detective to tell Wil it’s now or never.
Jolene Bails may come off as a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense kind of woman, but underneath it all, she has a softer side. Now that she has a Secret Santa, who seems to know her well, she finds herself opening to the idea of wanting more from life. But first, she has to figure out who is leaving her mysterious gifts and why it is Wil, her old flame, is acting so strange.
A VERY DRAGON CHRISTMAS (DARKNESS SERIES NOVELLA) by Katie Reus
Victoria is about to have a baby. But not just any baby, a wolf-dragon hybrid, and her overprotective mother-in-law isn’t giving her any peace. She means well, but by the time Victoria finds herself climbing out a bathroom window to escape her overly-vigilant family, she realizes something’s got to give. And if they don’t back off, more than just the holiday will be ruined.
DINING WITH ANGELS (BITS AND BITES FROM THE DEMONICA UNIVERSE) by Larissa Ione and Suzanne M Johnson
In a world where humans and supernatural beings coexist — not always peacefully — three things can bring everyone to the table: Love, a mutual enemy, and, of course, food.
With seven brand new stories from the Demonica universe, New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione has the love and enemies covered, while celebrity Southern food expert Suzanne Johnson brings delicious food to the party.
And who doesn’t love a party? (Harvester rolls her eyes and raises her hand, but we know she’s lying.)
Join Ares and Cara as they celebrate a new addition to their family. See what Reaver and Harvester are doing to “spice” things up. Find out what trouble Reseph might have gotten himself into with Jillian. You’ll love reading about the further adventures of Wraith and Serena, Declan and Suzanne, and Shade and Runa, and you’re not going to want to miss the sit down with Eidolon and Tayla.
VISIONARY WOLF by Linda O Johnston
Lieutenant Liam Corland is the newest member of an elite military unit for shapeshifters. A tech expert, his task is to counter reports of Alpha Force’s existence spreading online. When the rumors take a dark turn, his mission grows more urgent. His greatest ally is Dr. Rosa Jontay—the woman who’s seen him at his most vulnerable, the woman he knows he can never have. The woman he can’t possibly live without.
CODE WOLF by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
When Seattle detective and alpha werewolf Derek Miller meets Riley Price, the bond is instant. Feral. Their connection entails enormous risk, for he must keep the existence of his kind secret at all costs. But the forces of darkness have Riley in their sights. Now Derek must choose between the Were code of silence and saving the woman who’s set him on fire.
TO TAME A ROGUE (AGE OF GOLD 3) by May Sage
Raised in exile, Ash rose to power, but he never forgot, or forgave the way his family was slaughtered by the dragons of the Kingdom of Gold.
When rumors reach him, suggesting that his elder sister may be alive, the King of Absolia leaves for Farden in secret, only to find that his real enemies might be closer than he thought.
Demelza has been called many things. Powerful. Ruthless. Selfless. No one ever accused her of being weak before.
The wounded rogue she finds in her land bears the marks of Shadows, distinguishing him as a dangerous enemy. She should burn him to ashes where he lay.
UNWRAP ME (STORM LORDS BOOK 4) by Nina Croft
Only five days to Christmas.
The Reverend Imogen Lockley’s busiest time of year. She thinks she’s prepared for anything, but nothing can prepare her for Devlin Royce.
A long time ago, Devlin was an angel. Then he broke the laws of Heaven and stole the Elixir of Life to save the woman he loved. Caught, he was torn from her arms and cast into the Abyss. There, he became a Storm Lord, a creature of chaos and destruction.
Two thousand years ago, Imogen drank the Elixir of Life. Since then, her soul has been tied to the earth in a perpetual cycle of death and rebirth. And throughout each life she is haunted by memories of a love she cannot remember and a betrayal she can’t forgive.
Now, Devlin has been given one chance to get her back. Or lose her forever. And he has five days to do it. Can he somehow make her see beyond the dark being he has become, to the angel she once loved?
EMPRESS OF ALL SEASONS by Emiko Jean
Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete–all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy.
Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren’t hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast.
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM: A WILD CARD NOVEL edited by George R R Martin
VS Note: Not romance but of note this week.
Texas Hold’em: A Wild Cards Novel is an adventure in the bestselling shared-universe science fiction superhero series, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin.
San Antonio, home of the Alamo, is also host to the nation’s top high school jazz competition, and the musicians at Xavier Desmond High are excited to outplay their rivals. They are also jokers, kids with strange abilities and even stranger looks. On top of that, well, they are teenagers, apt for mischief, mishaps, and romantic misunderstandings.
Michelle Pond, aka The Amazing Bubbles, thinks that her superhero (and supermom) know-how has prepared her to chaperone the event. But when her students start going wayward, she’ll soon discover the true meaning of “Don’t mess with Texas.”
ORACLE’S HAUNT (DESERT CURSED SERIES BOOK 4) by Shannon Meyer
Hope is a four letter word. Yet, I can’t help but hope that the Oracle will be the answer to what I seek.
But getting to the Oracle is no small thing as she resides in the center of the Blasted lands—toxic waste, lava, and monsters. And as the alpha of our Pride, it’s up to me to act responsibly and not get my people all killed.
Driving us from behind comes the desert goddess whose rage is centered on me, and with her is a new ally, who still holds my heart in his hands. One whose voice calls to me still.
Eyes on the prize, I will push forward, even though hope feels weak and pointless. Along the way, maybe my heart will heal, maybe I’ll bring my brother back from the dead, maybe this will turn out okay after all.
Or maybe I will lose everything, and everyone I hold dear and discover I’m not meant to save anyone.
Hope might spring eternal, but she’s a right bitch as far as I can see.
VS Note: AYDARR, the 1st book in my Badari Warriors Series, won the I Heart Indie contest last week, in the SF&F romance category! Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future and the human women they love….
And this is the last week to have part of your purchase price or KU page reads on the USA Today Best Seller PETS IN SPACE 3 count toward the donation to Hero Dogs, Inc.! Amazon
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
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.