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).
PRIME TARGET (THE PRIME CHRONICLES BOOK 4) by Monette Michaels
VS Note: This one sounds interesting – actually, when I looked at the series, I was intrigued so I went back and bought the first book and it’s waiting on my kindle LOL.
Former Prime sex surrogate Susa Anghard has never been off her planet, let alone out of the Cejuru solar system. While she isn’t naive about men and what they want, she isn’t prepared for the predatory males who now have her in their sights. When she’s kidnapped on her way to a galactic rim jump station to visit her cousin Borac, she has no expectations of being rescued. She vows to free herself or die trying.
When Borac Anghard asks Damon Martin to intercept his cousin Susa’s transport and escort her to their jump station, Damon agrees. When he arrives to meet Susa’s ship, he finds she’s been kidnapped by Dorian mercenaries. He goes in hot pursuit and prays he finds her before she’s delivered to the person who paid for the kidnapping.
When Damon catches up with the kidnappers, he hadn’t expected to find the resourceful Susa in the act of getting away. And he really hadn’t expected to be so attracted to her. An attraction that could go nowhere—she was his business partner’s cousin and Damon still wasn’t over losing the only woman he’d ever loved.
THE ATHLETE (MEN OF THE NORTH BOOK 8) by Elin Wynn
When Hunter Hercules, the biggest soccer star in the Northlands, is transferred to play in the Motherlands, he’s mad as hell. Not only is their style of soccer different, but they have mixed teams and his female captain, Emanuela, calls him unsophisticated and claims that she’s a better player than him. What a fucking joke!
The whole thing is ridiculous and infuriating to Hunter. That’s why when the soccer club sends all the players on a team-building trip, Hunter shows up determined to put the little woman in her place. It should have been easy, but Emanuela isn’t a normal sweet Motlander he can push around. She’s competitive to the bone, and when Hunter plays dirty she’s fast to adapt and hit him back tenfold.
Someone should have warned her not to mess with an Nman.
IN LOVE WITH THE ALIEN SANTA by Zara Zenia
Do you believe in Santa?
Yeah, Kris doesn’t either. But since his ship got stranded above earth, and an antigravity accident left him with flying reindeer,he’s decided to make the legend come to life. The presents he brings aren’t the traditional dolls and rocking horses. Instead he finds kids who need help—serious help—and gives it to them.
Cancer cured. Houses fixed. Parents healed.
There’s one little girl he helped years ago who he’s kept tabs on. And she’s grown into a beautiful woman. He’s forced himself to keep his distance, but when an equipment malfunction gets him stuck in a chimney, Blitzen brings her to his rescue.
Will she be able to accept him? Or will the truth of his identity drive her away?
CAPTIVE DESIRE (PLANET OF DESIRE BOOK 2) by Robin Lovett
VS Note: Highly recommended by Suzanne at the Love In Panels blog
Gahnin, a Ssedez general, hasn’t had a woman since his first mate died a century ago. And since his kind can live for a thousand years, he’s still bound by traditional mourning. If he breaks mourning, he could lose his position in the Ssedez military. His friends and family. Everything.
That means no falling in love. No lust. No sex. For another century.
Then he’s ordered to guard Assura, a human woman and military special operative, on a planet whose atmosphere causes a sexual arousal so fierce, it drives people insane if it isn’t satisfied.
Even though he tries to keep Assura at arm’s length, he’s hooked. Forbidden desire called to life by a human, the same species who killed his first mate. Assura needs his body if she is going to live. But if he gives in to his passion, it could destroy him.
ANNIE MORPHS: A SCIFI MORPHING GENDER TRANSFORMATION ROMANCE by Alyson Belle
On a cold night in an abandoned construction site, a dying alien grants five brave children the power to morph into any animal or person they can touch so that they can fight back against a secret invasion of evil, mind-controlling slugs called the “Yucks.” Arnold knows this because he was there, hiding behind a half-built wall, and saw everything. He even accidentally got the same powers the children did!
But when Arnold realizes it’s not a joke, and that he really can transform into any being he touches, he decides he wants no part of a terrifying battle against alien invaders. Instead he grabs the form of a hot stripper and sets off to make a new life for himself in Las Vegas as a body-morphing con artist who uses the bodies of sexy young women to steal from every casino in town.
His plan works perfectly right up until the night when he stays morphed for a little too long and accidentally gets stuck in one of his gorgeous, borrowed bodies. Now, robbed of his powers and with no choice but to learn to live his life as “Annie,” he doesn’t know where to turn for help. Even worse, the horrible alien Yucks may have finally caught up with him.
DRAEKON ROGUE: EXILED TO THE PRISON PLANET by Lili Zander and Lee Savino
The prison planet is a dumpster fire. War is coming.
The Draekons are on high-alert. I’m freaking out. The Zorahn soldiers are looking for the nine human women that crash-landed on the prison planet, and whether we like it or not, they intend to send us back home.
Then I get captured by two hot hunky alien warriors…Cax, leader of the fabled lost city of the Draekons. Hurux, the commander who wants to send me back to Earth.
And they’re my new mates.
SOLD TO THE ATHIM PRINCE by Hollie Hutchins
I bought a human bride. Her father, the president, sold her to me, and now she is mine. I’m a conqueror. A warrior. A destroyer. And a prince.
A human wife will show the Universe just how powerful I am. My best acquisition yet. She is already difficult. On her first night here she complained about the pajamas I got her. It was called “lingerie”, as it seems, not pajamas. I tried getting human things for her to feel at home. But I can’t know everything, right?
She is afraid of me. I won’t touch her —I am not the monster they think I am. But my heart is cold, and my soul has turned into stone.
My duty is to protect her. Her duty is to serve my crown.
SURPRISING THEIR MATE (THARAN WARRIOR MENAGE BOOK 7) by Kallista Dane
I never dreamed I’d celebrate my first Christmas ever on a strange world halfway across the galaxy.
Growing up back on Earth, it was just another day at the Institute, where I lived after my parents died. There was no Santa Claus, no tree. And definitely no presents.
Maybe that’s why I’m determined to make this first Christmas with my new family special. So far, the cookies I’ve baked either look bad or taste awful. And my hot warrior twins would rather have kinky Tharan sex with me than shop for gifts or make ornaments… (more blurb on ebook seller site…)
STOLEN BY THE ALIEN GLADIATOR by Leslie Chase
Snatched from Earth by aliens. Taken to the stars, and sold at auction. Nothing prepared Emma for days like this. Only one of the aliens seems to have her interests at heart, but how can she trust him? Athazar may be the hottest man, human or alien, that she’s ever seen — but does that mean that he’s on her side?
Ex-gladiator Athazar didn’t intend to rescue anyone from the market. But that was before he saw Emma: a human female who sets his soul on fire. He can’t abandon her to her fate, even if that means joining her in chains.
Ending up on the sands of the arena together, Athazar is forced to fight to protect his new-found mate. But when enemies from his past return, will his skill and bravery be enough to save Emma? Or will the past he tried to leave behind doom both him and the woman he loves?
THE BURNING MAGUS (BLUE UNICORN BOOK 3) by Don Allmon
JT was a perfectly happy orc building cars in the Arizona desert until his old friend and sometimes lover Austin showed up and talked him into one last crime. Now “one last crime” has snowballed. With a new team of thieves—a supersoldier, a hacker, a driver, a graffiti artist, and a seafaring wizard—JT and Austin are determined to free an artificial intelligence from the dungeon of the Burning Magus.
For JT, this job is more than a prison break; it’s a do-over of The Job That Went Bad two years ago, the catastrophe in which JT lost his closest friend and then chose to abandon everything, even Austin. Maybe this time no one will die. Maybe this time JT can return to Arizona and bury his old life for good.
Except Austin won’t be buried. After two years alone, Austin knows he wants JT—not just as a partner in crime, but as the lover he always should have been. Maybe this time they won’t make the same mistakes, especially when it comes to each other.
HER COLD BLOODED MASTER (LEVEKK INVADERS BOOK 2) by Lea Linnett
All Ellie has ever wanted is freedom, but that’s hard to find when Earth is under levekk rule. She’ll do anything for a better life under the domes of the city–even pledge herself to work as a housemaid for a member of the same alien species she’s supposed to fear.
Except her new boss isn’t the clean-cut senator that he pretends to be.
His icy eyes are like daggers, and his presence is captivating, but captivity isn’t what Ellie signed up for. Signing that contract was meant to free her from poverty, not snare her in an entirely new type of cage.–
Helik has been trapped in a lie for so long that he’s forgotten who the real him even is. Instead, he defines himself by what he tries not to be: deviant, hungry, wrong.
But Ellie is in his life, in his home, under his skin. She threatens to crack open the perfect mask that holds his self-control, and he fears the darkness that hides beneath.
Can he master his desire for her? Or will he condemn them both?
SATED (JANE THORNTON BOOK 3) by C E Black
There’s more at stake than just her heart. When all is not as it seems, and the good guys become the enemy, Jane has to decide what’s more important… Keeping the ones she loves or saving humanity.
MIRACLE OF THE BEAST (A WINTER STARR BOOK 2) by Starr Huntress and Sonia Nova
Leaving Earth was no longer safe as a human woman…Offered a trainee position in the Alliance, Hazel is on her way to Inea, the First Planet of the Alliance. She’s sad to miss the holiday season on Earth, and more than a bit concerned about the recent Krezlian attacks on spaceships leaving the solar system, but there’s no turning back now.
When her worst nightmare comes true and the Krezlians attack the ship she’s on, Hazel can only put her trust on a beastly Ezak-X Alliance soldier.
But why does she feel so drawn to him…?
The word “vacation” didn’t exist in the Ezak-X vocabulary…Zeriq couldn’t have it worse. Just as he’s on leave from the military, unarmed and unprepared, the damned Krezlians attack the Alliance ship he’s on. Although he’d rather join the fight, a small human female tags along with him, clearly expecting him to get her to safety. He can’t just ignore her.
But when their emergency shuttle malfunctions, they find themselves stranded on a frozen alien planet. Far from Inea, possibly even farther from Earth, they must fight the extreme conditions to survive.
And although the temperature on the planet freezes, his body burns for the female.
ALIEN MECHANIC’S JUNKER BRIDE by Stella Dawn
I’m too busy for love. I’ve got refugee supplies to drop off, self-centered captains to trade with, and a jealous ex to outrun.
Then, my ship breaks down. To top it all off, the massive, muscular, sexy-as-sin alien I’ve hired to fix it thinks I’m his mate.
I don’t care if he’s hotter than the fire his draconic ancestors breathed.
I don’t care how good he is in bed. Or in the cockpit. Or up against the wall.
I don’t even care that he claims we’re fated.
I don’t need a mate, only a mechanic. Or at least that’s what I think until all hell breaks loose. I hate to admit it, but the darkness I’m facing is too much for me to go up against alone. To protect my freedom, I’m going to have to give myself to the dangerous alien stranger who wants to keep me for himself.
HOTHAR’S FOLLY (COLETTI WARLORDS BOOK 9) by Gail Koger
Undercover psychic investigator Casey Jones’ hunt for a traitor in Central Command gets blown all to hell when the crew of the military C130 cargo plane she’s riding on tries to kill her. Drawing on her telekinesis, Casey stops their assassination attempt and bails out as the aircraft goes down in flames.
Casey meets her new partner at eight thousand feet, when Hothar is suddenly wrapped around her like a limpet. He declares he has come to rescue her from a watery death. All the butthead is going to accomplish is getting them both killed. She’s a battle-tested Siren and quite capable of catching the turncoat without his help.
Or maybe not. There’s suddenly a shitload of bad guys trying to kill them. Casey quickly realizes they are an unbeatable team. She’s a bit surprised when the young Coletti warrior brags that he knows how to perform over one hundred sex acts from his mind meld with the Overlord. Does she have a budding Don Juan on her hands? He’s certainly eager to try out every one of those positions. Come to think about it, so is she. But first, they must expose the traitor before billions die.
THE GENERAL’S MATE (THE BLUE SOLACE BOOK 2) by C W Gray
Leti Ando and Will Hackett are certain about one thing in all the galaxy. They love one another. Now that they are mated, it’s time to meet Hack’s parents and settle into their new home. In a normal courtship, the two would spend time getting to know one another and reveling in their love. Normal isn’t what they get.
Leti struggles to understand the artifact Dr. Morrick left them, but what he’s discovering is unbelievable and completely frightening. If his theories are true, then the entire galaxy is at risk. Meanwhile, he tries to adjust to Charybdis Station, deal with his parents, and worse of all, learn to cook. Luckily he has friends, old and new, to help him.
Hack comes home to Charybdis Station, expecting a break from the hectic adventures of the past few months. What he gets are changes, more responsibilities, and a war with the Concord. He’ll deal with it, though. All he has to do is look around him to understand why it’s time to fight back.
Together, the new couple must learn to stand together, to accept and support one another. Their happiness isn’t the only thing at risk.
FLYING SAUCER UNDER MY TREE by Shyla Colt
Burned out from work and failed relationships, Violet O’Shea is in need of a break. A few weeks at the family cabin seemed like the cure-all. Until a tan warrior built like a Viking crash lands his spaceship and ends up on her front porch.
Xanthus has twelve days until his slave bands become inactive and freedom is gained from the Amazon queen he serves. After a life of being used for the pheromones that incite sexual pleasure, Xanthus is amazed by the woman committed to helping him. Can he convince her their bond is more than a chemical response?
GENERATION: CAGE’S WRECKERS BOOK 1 by E M Garcia
I’m no hero, but I know how to keep one’s seat warm. Ten years ago, my brother saved the galaxy. Now I’m wasting my life as a glorified spokesperson on the ship he left behind.
A sudden act of heroics put me onto the galactic stage in a big way, but the recognition I thought I wanted comes with I price I can’t stand to pay.
I’ll even organize an interstellar road trip to keep from paying it. Just my crew and the Wreckers. His team in the ship they used to save us.
It was supposed to be our goodbye; one last hurrah. If only things were that simple.
Four broken men.
A race to secure the future.
I am way above my pay grade.
GARETH (THE NOVA FORCE BOOK 3) by Vivienne Savage
Living on the run for nine years has made Evangeline a skeptical woman. With a new face and a fabricated identity, she sails the stars as captain of her own mercenary ship. Online virtual reality games return a fraction of the life stolen from her by the Royal Navy’s betrayal.
Gareth’s marriage didn’t survive the loss of his little girl. Since then, he’s thrown all his dedication into military life and training his psychic powers. Dating hasn’t entered the equation, unless one counts the redheaded spitfire he games with online.
When Evie finally invites Gareth to meet her in person at the galaxy’s best entertainment hub, the offer seems too good to be true—because it is. Humanity’s biggest threat has their eye on the space station, and they’ll be in for the fight of their lives.
SPARK (ONE OF US SERIES BOOK 3) by Kim Faulks
The ticking in my head won’t stop. Like a bomb…ready to explode.
My dad has called me Spark since the day they found me wandering down a dark country road when I was nine years old. I was raised with questions. Why does lightning strike when I’m around?
But my parents aren’t just any parents. My mother becomes a Senator, and starts asking questions. They don’t want her…they want me…And as the storm gathers outside I fight with everything I have. Until the unthinkable happens. The ticking in my head stops…And death comes for those I love. I’m on the run now, hunted by the things I’ve done.Three who will fight to the death to protect me.
And I’ll tear power from the sky to protect them as well.
TU’VER (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 3) by Elin Wynn
When you know you’re going to die young, you can react in a few ways.
Harden your heart. Fight destiny.
Or roll with the hand you’re dealt and enjoy what time you have.
Archivist Mariella thought all hope of a cure for her disease had been lost long before the Xathi invaded.
The war sped up her timeline, nothing more.
The warriors of the Vengeance? Friends only.
Even if one of them calls to her heart and sparks new desires within her…
Tu’ver and the rest of the K’ver people esteem logic and order above all.
He has a function.
To fight with the crew of the Vengeance. To kill the Xathi. To avenge his people.
So why is he so drawn to the gentle human, Mariella?
And when there’s a chance to obtain information that may cure her, why would he risk everything to save her?
ALIEN CAPTAIN’S CLAIMED BRIDE by Juno Wells
Stacy If it weren’t for all the wounded pouring into her med-center, Stacy might enjoy the novelty of being surrounded by so many admiring dragon males. Even a heads up when a battle was brewing would help. However their taciturn captain left much to be desired when it came to communication.
Just when she was primed to give him a piece of her mind, he offered himself for scourging in punishment for his oversight. The poignant reminder of the abuse he’d suffered at the hands of his former queen melted away her anger. When her guard was down, she had to admit that big, scarred captain was attractive. Guarding her heart from him was going to be a nearly impossible task.
Meric Draconian queens were deceitful, vicious and thought nothing of digging their claws into a warrior when least expected. Having been a breeder for ten long solars, Meric knew their ways well. Draconian females were hosts for parasites that fed on the pain of others. They’d lull a male into a false sense of security before unleashing horrible physical and emotional abuse.
Humans were unlike the queens he’d known. They seemed open, outgoing and almost innocent compared to Draconian queens. There was no arguing that they were clever and intelligent beings, but Meric harbored reservations about their true motivations.
He’d guard himself until he was sure they weren’t simply more skilled at deception. Especially the lovely healer who had insisted upon joining his crew. Meric knew that he spent far too much time thinking of the fair human female. It took all his discipline as a warrior not to follow her with his eyes and come running when she needed assistance. He refused to allow himself to become enamored with another cruel female, albeit it one wrapped in a beautiful package.
CAPTIVE by Nhys Glover
Abducted from Earth, held prisoner in a surreal cliff-top mansion overlooking the sea with a huge tortured alien, and expected to breed to create a hybrid warrior race capable of taking over the galaxy… Well, let’s just say a shy computer geek like me should be overwhelmed by such a future. But I’m not. And together with the males imprisoned with me, I’ll fight to escape my fate.
But escaping captivity proves far easier to accomplish than avoiding my destiny as the mate of the four alien brothers who claim me as their own. Even if it means rejecting the kind of love I’ve only ever dreamed of, I’ll do anything to save them from themselves and the terrible fate they seem so willing to embrace.
THE WAYWARD PRINCE (MIND+MACHINE BOOK 2) by Hannah Dare
Since murderous AIs drove humanity from Earth more than a century before, people have been rebuilding civilization. That doesn’t mean the galaxy is anywhere close to being civilized.
A liar and a scoundrel – and he’s the good guy. The thing that Captain Sebastian Garcia values most of all is his ship, The Wayward Prince, and like most of his possessions, it’s something that he stole. Now the ship’s original owner has found Sebastian and he’s looking to collect what he’s owed.
When you want something stolen, call a professional.Ren is someone Sebastian never expected to see again, and the one he never could forget. But Ren’s not offering forgiveness. Unless Sebastian can pull off an impossible heist on a distant planet he’ll lose everything – including a second chance with the man he once betrayed and still cares for.
JOSEPH (CLAN COMPANIONS BOOK 1) by Tracy St John
Released from a criminal psychiatric unit on the planet Kalquor, Joseph Walker starts his life over with the fierce Nobek who scares and entices him in equal measure. Coming from a society where same-sex attraction was punished by death, Joseph finds openly loving another man filled with its share of obstacles. He and Almon are committed to each other, but is it enough?Making matters worse, Almon is not the only Kalquorian enthralled with Joseph. The Earther’s other would-be suitor is determined to go through Almon to get what he wants. He will stop at nothing to take Joseph from Almon…even kill.
CLOCKWORK BUTTERFLY by Kendra Moreno
Victoria Greene would rather spend her time with machines than the high society she comes into contact with in London. She’s happy with her gears and cogs, even if that means she will end up a spinster.
When her father gets the funding for a trip to the Amazon to search for a mythical jewel, she jumps on the chance to come aboard as the Master Tinker. She expected to work on the massive boilers for the airship and to tinker with her mechanical creatures. She never expected the men suddenly thrown into her life making it even more interesting. The inventor, the cowboy, the scholar, and the dreamer are all intrigued by the woman who comes with grease on her face.
But something sinister is amiss aboard the airship and she’s determined to get to the bottom of it. Victoria’s suspicion rises the closer they get to Brazil and she must figure out the nefarious plans before it’s too late.
Can Victoria protect them all against the dangers, from onboard and the rainforest alike? Can such an eclectic team work together and find the Temple of the Rising Sun?
TALSON’S WAIT by Marie Harte
VS Note: Previously published.
Domineering, dangerous, and downright huge, Roarke Talson owns Jamie for the next three years. It’s 2139, and the government has found a way to deal with the national debt—indentured service. Jamie might have been duped into debt, but she’s not stupid. She made sure to put a no-sex clause in her contract. There’s just one problem. She can’t stop thinking about her boss.
When Jamie does the wrong thing for the right reason, she assumes Talson will throw her in jail and not think twice. So when she gets an opportunity, she ties him up and escapes. She hadn’t counted on him getting free so quickly, that he might be half alien, or that he’d hunt her down with more than vengeance on his mind.
WOLF’S CHOICE (ALPHA HUNGER BOOK 3) by Carina Wilder
Tristan and Ariana have finally revealed their secrets to one another, but there’s a secret that remains…one that will turn both their worlds upside down. When Tristan is faced with an impossible choice, he and his mate will be put to the ultimate test.
CURSED (KINGDOMS OF EARTH AND AIR BOOK 2) by Keri Arthur
Whomsoever draws the sword from the ancient seat of this land shall rule her, and they shall bring peace and prosperity to her people.
For nearly a thousand years, the firstborn son of every Cannamore king has drawn the sword, and the land and her people have indeed prospered. Princess Nyx Bel-Hannon is neither male nor firstborn, but it’s her hand that draws the sword rather than her twin brother’s. Her reward: imprisonment.
But a deep darkness now spreads across the kingdom, and her borders are threatened by creatures capable of magic powerful enough to destroy mountains and split the land asunder. Without the true heir to wield the sword, Cannamore risks annihilation. The king and crown prince want nothing more than to be permanently rid of Nyx, but cannot afford her blood on their hands. Instead, they give her to a fractious warlord in the hope he will do what they dare not.
Nyx has no intention of letting the warlord get in the way of her thirst for revenge or the need to claim her throne. But it’s a quest that may well destroy the kingdom she loves, because Nyx has been cursed by the god of war. It is her destiny to save Cannamore.
Or utterly destroy it.
DANCER’S FATED MATE (ARCTIC SHIFTERS BOOK 6) by R E Butler
An invitation to spend Christmas with her cousin and her family is too good for Gabriella Fitzpatrick to pass up. When she awakens in the early morning hours and can’t go back to sleep, she walks into the front room and faces a polar bear, who miraculously changes into her cousin’s husband.
Declan, the second position on the sleigh team, has been waiting forever to find his fated mate. Five of his friends have already found theirs, and he knows it’s just a matter of time before he finds the one female on the planet for him. Just before dawn on Christmas Eve morning, he answers a call in the security office. One of the shifters who lives in the human world shifted in front of a human and doesn’t know what to do. Mrs. Claus tells Declan to use magic to wipe the human’s memories.
When Ellie wakes up, she vividly remembers watching a bear become a human. Declan promises she wasn’t hallucinating, and that he can also change into animals, including one of Santa’s reindeer. He calls her his fated mate and takes her to North Pole City to show her the truth of his world. Will she be willing to stay in NPC with Declan, or will she want to stay in her world forever?
TRYSTS AND BURNING EMBERS (LIJUN BOOK 2) by Angel Martinez and Freddy Mackay
In the two months since the All Hallows’ Eve party, Tally has courted Haru, buying expensive gifts, taking the two of them to upscale restaurants and trying to find a balance in earning Haru’s fragile trust while being new parents to the Cohen joeys. Tally sees hope in the new domesticity the family has settled into, despite having some bumps along the way.
Gifts and treats have satisfied Haru’s otter, but the human half remembers the brutal lessons of giving their trust away. How can two lijun who barely know each other anticipate what will happen when times get tough? There are circumstances Tally doesn’t understand yet, and Haru struggles to find their feet with an Urusar who doesn’t know the rules.
A revelation not only throws the tentative relationship between them askew, but also starts Tally and Haru down a path the two of them can’t escape…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan, Foreward by James Patterson
With everyone bailing on my holiday party, I didn’t think the night could get any worse. Then three scorching hot men storm the club and demand I come with them. Thinking they’re cops, I run only to discover the flu vaccine is turning people into monsters.
Now my survival depends on Mason, Gabriel, and Liam. I should be terrified of their glowing eyes and the way they destroy any threat in our path, but all I can think about is claiming the fierce men as my own. All three of them…
My ex has threatened to eviscerate any man who touches me. Too bad the deadly Alpha male isn’t here. He’ll rue the day he broke my heart and ordered his three gorgeous friends to rescue me.
But she made a promise to a friend. She can’t turn a blind eye.Griff Reese went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Revenge is all he cares about. He’s up for parole. When he discovers his new attorney is his mate, all hell breaks out. She gets him out, but someone wants them both dead.
To stay alive, they must trust each other and discover the truth. Can an attorney risk her career and her life to save an ex-convict? Or will she forget everything for the tiger of her dreams?
Amidst the festival’s music, masks, and brightly colored costumes, Sara must unravel the truth about a brutal murderer from Venice’s own murky past, navigate the twisting political currents of magicians who seek to rival her own Council, and keep one costume change ahead of a conjurer whose lethal spells could end Justice–permanently. Good thing the diabolically sexy and deeply powerful Magician of the Arcana Council has Sara’s back…if only he didn’t hold so much of her heart as well.
A new life in New Orleans is all Jason Thorpe had hoped: his quaint little store attracts a devoted staff and his warm, loving heart grants him a loyal circle of friends. He’s perfectly content, having left behind the chill of a confusing and danger-filled night in Washington, until he discovers something unbelievable lurking in the steamy darkness of the shadowy streets of the Vieux Carré, something that turns out to be terrifying… and utterly mesmerizing.
The prince of the vampyrs, Varic Maedoc, is visiting New Orleans when he finds out the man who once helped his counselor is there in the Quarter. He thinks to simply meet and thank Jason—until he lays eyes on him. Varic’s devoted himself to protect the honor of his race, and he’s never wanted a mate before… but he immediately knows he must have this man, and no one else will do.
Varic may want to bring Jason safely into his world, but someone who doesn’t like the human’s soothing influence on vampyrs has deadly plans that would disrupt Varic’s dreams. Now, unable to tell friend from foe, Jason finds himself wondering how to hold on to the prince’s heart when he’s fighting for his life.
SNOWED IN WITH THE SOLDIER BEAR (WERE BEARS OF GLACIER BAY) by Meg Ripley
Weeks before Christmas, strong-willed Vanessa heads out into the Alaskan wilderness for one reason alone: to hunt down her long-awaited trophy, a moose. But the elusive beast has other plans, knocking the huntress out cold after she tries to claim her prize. All hope for Vanessa’s survival seems lost—until she wakes up in a hunky, rugged stranger’s cabin.
Quinton has moved south to join the Glacier Bay bear clan, desperate to escape the pain of his losses. After having to bury his wife and daughter when returning home from war, the polar bear shifter decided he couldn’t afford to love again. By coming to Glacier Bay, he’d hoped to find a new support system. But what he didn’t expect was to find a lifeless beauty in the snow outside his new home.
He plans to drive her into town the next morning, but a blizzard has trapped the pair in the cabin, and another storm is on the way. Will finding each other make this the Christmas of new dreams come true?
DAUGHTER OF THE SUN (TALES OF THE INTHYA BOOK 2) by Effie Calvin
Orsina of Melidrie is a paladin of the Order of the Sun, sworn to drive out corruption and chaos wherever she finds it. She has been ordered to leave her home and travel around Vesolda in search of a great evil she is supposedly destined to destroy. But after two years of fighting monsters and demons and evil gods, she does not seem to be any closer to her goal—or ever returning home.
Aelia is the Goddess of Caprice, the personification of poor decision-making. The Order of the Sun has classified her as a chaos goddess, meaning that her worship has been outlawed. During a run-in with Orsina, she is trapped in a mortal body, rendering her unable to leave Inthya.
Aelia is found by Orsina again, but this time Orsina does not recognize her in her new body. So Aelia pretends to be a mortal woman who is fleeing an abusive family. Aelia plans to use Orsina as protection as she hunts down the magical relic that will free her from her mortal body.
As Aelia and Orsina grow closer to one another, Aelia wrestles with her own desire to tell Orsina the truth about who she is, and her fear that Orsina will turn on her if she does. But the decision might not be hers after all, because their actions have not gone unnoticed by Aelia’s siblings.
RUINOUS (ORDER OF THE FALLEN BOOK 1) by Jenna Wolfhart
My name is Erela, which means angel. Literally. As a member of the Michael family, I’ve always been destined to join the Order of the Seraphim, the highest and most prestigious angelic warrior class, on my eighteenth birthday.
But then I make a hell of a mistake the night before my initiation ceremony by pissing off a tricksy Archdemon. As revenge, he plonks me right into the middle of the Order of the Fallen, the worst possible place for an honorable celestial warrior like me. Mostly because I find myself surrounded by four dangerously wicked—and, let’s face it, hot—fallen angels who want to tempt me to stray from my path.
Now, I must find a way out of this hellhole so I can get back home and fulfill my fate as a warrior against evil. Unfortunately, the four devious males have no intention of making it easy on me. In more ways than one. And, if I give in to my growing desires, I will never be able to join the Order of the Seraphim. Or even go home at all.
Instead, I will fall.
TRIUMPH (THE TRIALPHA CHRONICLES BOOK 4) by Serena Akeroyd
Thalia Lyndhoven’s in a quandary.
The Devil wants her daughter, and Thalia? Not unsurprisingly, she’s not too fond of the idea.
Thalia’s proven, time and time again, that she’ll do whatever it takes for those she loves, and for her unborn child? Well, Thalia’s about to prove that momma bears have got nothing on her.
She’s survived mercury-laced bullets, has grown wings, and is about to become the first non-Fae Queen of a people who humans believe are angels. More than that, she has her mates at her back.
With Mikkel, Rafe, and Theo along for the ride, Thalia knows she’s indestructible. Now she just has to prove that… to the world.
Not too big an ask, right?
Curvy Angel can’t get a break. When she finally has the chance to make some money with an easy dog-sitting job and turn her life around, she promptly loses one of her charges in a freak snowstorm. Trying to find the lost poodle, she nearly freezes to death herself – until she finds a dragon made of ice sheltered beneath the snow. To her astonishment, the ice dragon turns into a breathtakingly handsome man who claims that she’s his mate.
But there’s still a wayward poodle to rescue, a terrifying dire wolf who seems to be stalking her, and an attack on the mansion she is supposed to be watching. Will they solve the mystery before Jonathan’s past catches up with him? And can Angel teach him that even a frozen heart can learn to live and love again in time for Christmas?
When an assassination attempt on her life fails, Hazel is placed in protective custody with the FBI, but something makes her hesitant to trust the feds, even though they’ve sworn to protect her. She calls in four dragons; four hunters with ruthless skills, four hunters she knows she can trust. Four hunters that are as hot as they are dangerous.
Jord, Vindr, Watn, and Hyrr are all fierce, strong, hot as hell and loyal to their king. What Hazel doesn’t know is that all four Dragons want her in their bed. Each of the hunters has their own unique charm, and when they turn their wiles on Hazel, it’s hard to resist these sexy warriors while remembering the reason she hired them in the first place.
Can the hunters find time to seduce hazel while protecting her from an unknown threat? Will Hazel be able to resist their dragon charm?
They led her to Orion.
Tall, dark, with eyes only for her. The rest of the world ceased to exist when Orion was around. But during a fateful ash moon, he shifted into a wolf. Ari thought she was dreaming, but she’d recognize those eyes anywhere.
Fiction became reality. Fantasy was actually history. And soon, Ari would learn her role in it.
A pack war was on the horizon, and she was the only one who could stop it.
Nothing would ever be as it once was, because Ariane was now part of the Avynwood Pack.
Protect my country. Marry the most elegant and sophisticated she-wolf my team could find. Control my beast, so that no one ever finds out what’s underneath my cold exterior. Remain the most powerful wolf in North America. I had it all planned out.
Then SHE happened.
Phoebe Monteleone is a nineteen year old virgin, a Golden who has not taken the turning and who appears identical to her ancient great-great-grandmother, Maria Monteleone. Lionel Jett once harbored a secret and platonic love for Maria, who died as a mortal over three centuries ago.
The two vampire races are forbidden to mate, yet Phoebe and Lionel’s attraction risks their very souls. In addition, the war brewing between the two species threatens the entire vampire society. When the two worlds collide, who will win out? Will their brief affair be worth an eternity of damnation? Or, can duty and honor leave room for love or the possibility of a happily ever after?
The author of Heartstone once again infuses elements of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic in this addictive fantasy that brings back sparring lovers Aliza and Alastair: fierce warriors who match wits, charm, and swords as they fight an epic war to save their world.
The Battle of North Fields is over—or so Aliza Bentaine, now a Daired, fervently wants to believe. But rumors are spreading of an unseen monster ravaging the isolated Castle Selwyn on the northern border of the kingdom. When she and Alastair are summoned from their honeymoon by the mysterious Lord Selwyn, they must travel with their dragon Akarra through the Tekari-infested Old Wilds of Arle to answer his call.
And they are not alone on this treacherous journey. Shadowing the dragonriders is an ancient evil, a harbinger of a dark danger of which the Worm was only a foretaste. And soon Aliza realizes the terrible truth: the real war is only beginning.
DARK ANGEL (HER ANGEL: BOUND WARRIORS PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 1) by Felicity Heaton
Centuries in Hell have taken their toll on Apollyon. Tired of guarding the Devil, he longs to break free of the dark realm. The trouble is, he can’t leave without permission. When he feels someone calling him, he seizes his chance for freedom, but what awaits him in the mortal realm is the last thing he expects—the beautiful woman he has watched over from Hell, a witch who casts a spell on him and awakens the darkest desires of his heart.
Serenity is shocked when a wickedly sensual black-winged angel shows up in her city of Paris claiming that she summoned him when she was only casting a simple vengeance spell. He’s no other than the angel of death! A very gorgeous, alluring angel of death who makes her feel she’s in danger of getting her heart broken all over again.
When the lethally handsome warrior offers to obey her and give her revenge, Serenity can’t resist the temptation, but can she resist the forbidden hungers the dark angel stirs in her?
GABE: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 5) by Veronica Scott
Gabe Carter, hotshot pilot and ex-Special Forces soldier, is far from his home in the human Sectors, kidnapped by alien scientists to be the subject of horrifying experiments. Shot down by the enemy over desolate territory far from his Badari allies and gravely injured, Gabe’s only hope is a mysterious woman on the run herself.
Keshara has to decide whether to abandon the human to die of his injuries on a windswept mountain top or give up her own quest for freedom and take him to a place he can be helped. The undeniable spark between them complicates matters.
His attraction to her is off the charts but when she betrays him to the Khagrish enemy, Gabe doesn’t know what to believe. Trapped inside an alien lab bursting with mysteries and lies, his only hope may be to trust her…again.
Because the renegade alien scientist running her own private experiments wants to use him to accomplish her goals and perpetuate the evil, no matter what she has to do to ensure his compliance. Keshara’s life hangs in the balance and Gabe has to make a choice.
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.