New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday December 12

edge of eonAs 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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EDGE OF EON (EON WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Anna Hackett

VS Note: WOOT! Not only is there a new Anna Hackett book, it’s the start of a new SERIES! One clicked this…

Sub-Captain Eve Traynor knows a suicide mission when she sees one. With deadly insectoid aliens threatening to invade Earth, the planet’s only chance of survival is to get the attention of the fierce Eon Warriors. But the Eon want nothing to do with Earth, and Eve wants nothing to do with abducting War Commander Davion Thann-Eon off his warship. But when Earth’s Space Corps threaten her sisters, Eve will do anything to keep them safe, even if it means she might not make it back.

War Commander Davion Thann-Eon is taking his first vacation in years. Dedicated to keeping the Eon Empire safe, he’s been born and bred to protect. But when he’s attacked and snatched off his very own warship, he is shocked to find himself face-to-face with a bold, tough little Terran warrior. One who both infuriates and intrigues him.

When their shuttle is attacked by the ravenous insectoid Kantos, Eve and Davion crash land on the terrifying hunter planet known as Hunter7. A planet designed to test a warrior to his limits. Now, the pair must work together to survive, caught between the planet and its dangers, the Kantos hunting them down, and their own incendiary attraction.

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alien nanny for christmasTHE (ALIEN) NANNY FOR CHRISTMAS by Amanda Milo

Hi. I’m Gwen. I’m a single mom to two growing boys—and now I’m the brand new owner of an alien whose greatest wish in life is to become a live-in nanny.
It’s been kind of a weird day. I wholeheartedly recommend adding an alien to your household though. He cooks, he cleans—and the kids love him. But three things you should know if you’re going to keep a seven-foot-tall alien in your basement?
You might want to invest in flameproof cookware. He will think of you as his planet’s equivalent of a princess.
And my alien is totally stealing my underwear.

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voyage to ayamaVOYAGE TO AYAMA (DAWNBREAKER BOOK 1) by K A Knight

The 43rd colony mission was supposed to be a boring space flight to our new home world of Ayama.When tragedy strikes, leaving teenager Indy Stewart an orphan in space, things start to get interesting.Throw in illegal races, flight school, boys and an explosive subterfuge which just seems to keep on unravelling around her and you have one hell of a journey.

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zandian lightsZANDIAN LIGHTS: AN ALIEN HOLIDAY ROMANCE (ZANDIAN BRIDES) by Renee Rose, Rebel West, Alexis Alvarez

It’s the Zandian Lights festival, and the king declared a free-for-all.
All human females may mate without petition.
Without multiple partners. Without promises.
Two warriors have pledged themselves to me,
but I can’t get excited about becoming their bride.
There’s only one purple-skinned male who excites me-
Mykl, my master and supervisor. The gruff male with a dislike for humans.
But I’ve also seen heat in his eyes, a tilt of his horns when he looks at me.
So this holiday, my only wish is to snag his attention.
And maybe even his heart.

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dark arsenalDARK ARSENAL (CYBORG SIZZLE BOOK 13) by Cynthia Sax

VS Note: A free short story from Cynthia.

A cyborg warrior and a Rebel female’s first mission together might be their last.

Arsenal considers himself to be a disposable cyborg. He drifts from assignment to assignment, forming no connections to anything or anyone. When the cyborg council requires a warrior for a high-risk mission, Arsenal volunteers. He believes no one will miss him if he dies.

He doesn’t realize he’s one female’s fantasy.

The moment Vicuska glimpses Arsenal’s image, she knows he’s the male she wants to spend her last moments in the universe caressing. The Rebel female craves the cyborg’s grim-lipped kisses, desires the touch of his hands, hears his deep voice in her dreams.

Their mission will end in explosions and death. That is certain if they fail or if they succeed. Whether or not they’ll find love during their dangerous assignment is the unknown.
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Dark Arsenal is a short companion story in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is meant to be read after Taking Vengeance.

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blossom and the alien actorBLOSSOM AND THE ALIEN ACTOR (INTERGALACTIC BRIDES 17)  by Jessica Coulter Smith

Blossom has struggled all her life, never able to claw her way out of the worst neighborhood in Los Angeles. Her loser ex-boyfriend isn’t who she thought he was, and now she’s in deep trouble — but Christmas is the time for miracles, and Blossom needs one now more than ever. She just doesn’t expect her miracle to arrive in such a sexy, purple package. When the notorious alien actor Brexton knocks on her door, she does what any rational woman would do — she slams it in his face. Wishing for a miracle is one thing, but having the heartthrob of Hollywood on her doorstep isn’t what she had in mind.

Brexton has always wanted a mate and family, though he’s never been blessed with either. When he hears about a single mom who’s in trouble, he knows he can’t leave her to face her fate. Having a door slammed in his face hadn’t factored into his plans, but that one glimpse is enough for Brexton. He’d do anything to get another look at the sexy female with blue hair, and a body that would feature in all his future dreams.

Despite danger lurking around every corner, Brexton is determined to give Blossom and her children a Christmas they’ll always remember. Now that he has the family he’s always wanted, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe, and hopefully share the first of many holidays with his new mate and kids.

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dreamer athionDREAMER: PLANET ATHION SERIES (EQUINOX BOOK 2) by Lily Harlem

VS Note: Planet Athion is a shared world contributed to by multiple authors. 

Having a human and an alien lover was never going to be simple.

Add in the fact we’re hurtling through space at hyper-speed, responsible for both sleepers and livestock, and the heat soon increases. The pleasure is extreme, but so are the complications. And what is going on with the captain? His surly intensity is alluring, and I want to delve deeper.

But when a sleeper’s vital signs go out of whack and Equinox loses pressure, everything else has to be put on the back burner to contain the danger. How did we end up in such a precarious situation? Will we overcome the obstacles in our way as we head toward Planet Athion? We have to. There’s no going back. The only way is forward. No matter how exotic, no matter how extreme.

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strength of his heartTHE STRENGTH OF HIS HEART (ENHANCED WORLD BOOK 4) by Victoria Sue

To protect and serve…. All Vance Connelly ever wanted to do was continue his family’s tradition and join the Tampa Police Department, but his dreams were crushed the day he woke with the enhanced mark on his face. After years of struggling to adjust to life as an enhanced human, by a stroke of luck, he met Talon Valdez and became a proud member of the FBI’s Human Enhanced Rescue Organization.

Samuel “Angel” Piper is eager to leave his DEA undercover work behind as he joins the HERO team as Vance’s regular human partner. But Sam’s painful past is ever present, just below the surface of the life he has built for himself as an ambitious young agent. When the team investigates rumors of a new drug using enhanced blood, the case’s mysterious connection to Sam threatens not just his life but Vance’s.

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man made to orderMAN, MADE TO ORDER by Victoria Kinkade

Leah has devoted everything to her career only to find that success feels empty without someone to share it. When she gets a message advertising a sophisticated artificial human companion designed for intimate situations, she’s intrigued. Not that she thinks of it as a long-term solution, but loneliness drives her curiosity. After all, satisfaction is guaranteed.

When he arrives he’s so much more than she anticipated. She could never have never imagined that an artificial man would be the one to show her what is important in life.

He’s perfect. Unfortunately, the world won’t tolerate perfection.

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einarEINAR: CLAIMED BY THE ALIEN VIKING (A SPACE VIKING NOVEL) by Molly Rowland

The barbarian wanted me as his woman, and my crew handed me over.

I knew there would be sacrifices when I volunteered for the intergalactic mission. I just never imagined my crew mates would trade me to a fierce Viking warrior on a distant planet to save themselves.

Now I’m stuck on a frozen rock, light years from Earth, with a barbarian who’s convinced I’m his fated mate. And he wants to claim me. To take me to his fur-lined bed. The worst part? I’m tempted to let him.

Sure, he’s strong and sexy and I haven’t felt warm in days, but it’s more than that. For the first time, I’m insecure and struggling to fit in. I don’t really belong here. I’m used to reading books by the fire, not carrying a sword I can barely lift while foraging for food. The other villagers stare at me, their eyes overflowing with suspicion. And my new man, Einar? His fierceness intimidates me.

If I let him into my bed, maybe I can thaw this cold heart.

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alien warlords miracleALIEN WARLORD’S MIRACLE (A WINTER STARR BOOK 4) by Nancey Cummings and Starr Huntress

Under attack, Reven crashes through a collapsing wormhole. While he’s technically in the correct location, he’s lost — arriving centuries too early. Surrounded by primitive technology and even more primitive humans, he must fight to stay alive and find a way home before the wormhole closes.
His missions grows more complicated when a widow living on the edge of the moor discovers him in her barn. She doesn’t faint at the sight of his fearsome horns and he wants more from her than just shelter. She is his true mate.

Elizabeth rejects the notion that there is a beast prowling the moors at night, stalking its next victim. Until she sees it with her own eyes. His massive, powerful frame and alien horns should frighten her, not excite her. Determined to prove he’s not the monster that the villagers claim, she steals a kiss from the alien warrior, binding their hearts together.

As the villagers close in on the demon, Reven races to find a way home and save the human female his heart desires.

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LEXI by Heidi J Hewitt

VS Note: Cover was a little too bare for my blog.

John Michael Kirkpatrick is anxious to make his mark with his work on his father’s university research project, LX8000, a female robot built to mimic humans. But LX8000, or “Lexi,” as John Michael calls the playful, insatiably curious bot, has a mind of her own, and when she unexpectedly turns up on his doorstep in the middle of the night, she sets them both on a journey from the glittering city to the last outpost of human habitation. As time runs out, he must make a choice that will determine his own future: hand Lexi over for reprogramming, or help her escape from the people who bought her. Could he really be falling in love . . . with a machine?

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sky warrior christmasA SKY WARRIOR’S CHRISTMAS (SKY WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Sadie Carter

Come and join the Sky Warriors for their very first Christmas.
Well, that’s if Christmas actually happens. Eden and Frankie are trying their best to create a Christmas spirit, but with Sacaren threatening Santa bodily harm if he tries to enter their home, Nax complaining about the decorations, and the old bat who lives next door calling the cops for every little thing, it seems like Christmas will be an impossible task.

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lv48LV48 (THE CASSIE TAM FILES BOOK 3) by Matt Doyle

VS Note: Not sure whether there’s any romance.

New Hopeland City may be the birthplace of Tech Shifter gear, but it isn’t the only place that likes to blend technology with folklore. Now, a new nightmare is stalking the streets…

When PI Cassie Tam is attacked on the way home one night, she expects the police to get involved. What she doesn’t expect is to be forced into acting as bait to lure out a lunatic in a tech-suit that’s literally out for blood. But past actions have consequences, and doing so may be the only way she can get a clean slate from the city’s law makers.

If only that didn’t mean having to face down a wannabe vampire.

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scrooge me againSCROOGE ME AGAIN: PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY BOOK 18 by Milly Taiden

Zaria Grande can’t believe she’s invited to a royal birthday party…on another planet and accompanied by a matchmaker! The friend who invited her is clearly nuts. Another planet, hah! But…what if she begs this matchmaker to hook her up? It’s about time she found a strapping hot shifter to cuddle with this Christmas. As long as he’s no Scrooge, she’s open to anything.

Jaded by the Earthling’s materialistic mentality during the holidays, Quint Treyvaal doesn’t care much for parties and socializing. But he wants a mate. He asked Gerri to find him a female and she delivers a few hours later. Talk about express service! Losing his mate the next day isn’t part of the plan. Time to show Zaria this lion’s the only man for her.

Quint’s hard work to romance Zaria is put to the test when a wrench is thrown into his plans. For Zaria, leaving her life on Earth might be asking too much. Quint’s going to need extra help to get his mate to see that loving him is a chance worth taking.

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fated for her mateFATED FOR HER MATE (BANISHED DRAGONS BOOK 6) by Leela Ash

Celeste was willing to do whatever it took to get to her Fated Mate…even cross the vastness of space and travel to the strange world of Earth… He had better be happy to see her…

TJ has suffered and endured being banished and then watching all of his fellow dragons pair off…leaving him as the last unmated Dragon. They are counting on him to find a mate so they can complete their mission, but how is he to find a mate when he has already found his fated mate? How can he mate with another when his heart is already taken – even if the match is not impossible?

So reluctantly, but duty bound TJ must find a new mate for the greater good. But how will Celeste feel about this…and what will she do when she decides to cross the galaxy to reunite with her Dragon?

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rite to reignRITE TO REIGN by Various

Willful witches, supernatural sorcerers, cruel queens, and powerful priestesses fall out of favor and rise to rule in this highly sought-after collection of spellbinding stories!
More than 20 award-winning and bestselling authors have come together to curate this bewitching boxed set collection of the best PARANORMAL ROMANCE and URBAN FANTASY books in the genre, each brimming with stories of royal magic.
Journey through worlds of danger and mayhem, where witches and warlocks battle for influence and wizards fight for unrestricted power.

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lost kingTHE LOST KING: THE OTHERWORLD SERIES BOOK 3 by N K Vir

The Derby Nine and their allies are fractured and divided after losing Annie and Duncan. Most are spread across the two worlds; but some have been pulled inside a magickal corridor known s the Trap. They’ve been hopeless and heartbroken; holed up in The Stone Cauldron pub…waiting
Annie is beyond heartbroken; but she is not defeated while hope remains. Her quick trip to the Otherworld may have shown her what she is capable of, but it has done little to improve her attitude; especially when she finds herself stranded, alone, in the woods. Cold, wet and clutching Duncan’s precious sword; she may be lost but she soon discovers that she is not alone.
Jack Spring always looks out for himself and he always works alone. It is one of a handful or rules that he never breaks…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
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shifters curseA SHIFTER’S CURSE (ROUEN CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Raven Steele and Ava Mason

With a dagger in her boot and blades in her bra, Briar, a powerful shifter, arrives in Rouen with one goal: find and kill Dominic, the man responsible for the destruction of her entire family and wolf pack. When she discovers he is an Alpha surrounded by muscle-ripped shifters and equally as strong witches, she knows the only way she will get close enough to kill him is if she joins his dangerous and shady pack.

But infiltrating them proves more challenging than she expects, especially when her new roommates turn out to be supernaturals with their own powers and secrets. She can’t tell if the centuries-old, nosey vampire and fashion-sensitive witch are working with her or against her.

Whether they are friends or enemies doesn’t change things. Briar has a job to do. And she is willing to do whatever it takes to quench her thirst for revenge, even if it means destroying her own soul.

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phoenix and the dragonPHOENIX AND THE DRAGON: TALES OF THE WERE (LICK OF FIRE BOOK 3) by Bianca D’Arc

Paul is a dragon shifter – the only one of his kind. He’s been searching the world over for signs of other dragons, but so far, he’s the only one. When he feels a familiar fire magic tugging him toward the Southwestern United States, he has to investigate.

Syd is very much afraid she’s losing her mind. Subject to increasingly disturbing visions, she’s afraid the simple premonitions she’s had all her life are evolving into something darker. Something scary.

When her car breaks down in the middle of the desert, Paul appears out of nowhere to help her get back on the road again. She offers him a ride, knowing—somehow—that the simple gesture will change her life forever. Whether for good or evil… well… that remains to be seen.

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charming jane washingtonCHARMING (BASTAN HOLLOW SAGA BOOK 1) by Jane Washington

Lilou Adler is a student at the Bastan College for Applied Physics: a magic school focussed on training adult witches and warlocks to become Enforcers. As an Enforcer-in-training, she is one of the many tasked with keeping each generation of fairy tale creatures on track with their fates.
There are just a few problems:
1. Being tasked with the all-important “Cinderella” tale as her first assignment had to be a clerical error.
2. Prince Charming is too busy chasing fairy “tail” to settle down.
3. Cinderella has sticky fingers and boundary issues.
4. A certain someone is hell-bent on taking her out of commission, but not even the High Warlock of Bastan can stop this witch when she gets started.

Arlo Demarcus is the High Warlock of Bastan and it’s his job to investigate magical crimes and to enforce magical law. It’s also his job to protect the next target in a string of magical murders: Lilou Adler.
There are just a few problems:
1. Lilou being tasked with the all-important “Cinderella” tale as her first assignment had to be a joke.
2. A certain someone is hell-bent on making his job a living hell, but there’s no way a twenty-something Enforcer-in-training is going to stop this warlock when he gets started.

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13th gift of christmas13TH GIFT OF CHRISTMAS by Linda Mooney

Being the daughter of THE big man in red, Nicolette knows the power of faith and magic. The power of believing. But according to her father, when that faith is lost, there’s no hope left. She doesn’t believe that, though.

When Nika encounters a soul so dark and depressed it breaks her heart, she’s determined to fill him with Christmas cheer once again. What she didn’t expect was to fall for the human along the way.

Terry Janssen’s life has been a lonely struggle. Raising his sick sister alone and working two jobs to pay the bills, the holiday season just isn’t looking too bright for him. But a chance meeting with a beautiful soul has helped left his spirits. There’s just something about her…

Is Nika part of the Christmas magic, or a Christmas miracle?

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his dark magicHIS DARK MAGIC (NORTHERN CIRCLE COVEN SERIES BOOK 1)  by Pat Esden

One tragic impulsive mistake made Chloe Winslow an outcast to her influential magic family. As a medical student, she wants to combine science with sorcery to heal those she hurt and right her wrongs. But brilliant, charismatic Devlin Marsh re-routes her plans with a once-in-eternity offer: membership in the exclusive Northern Circle, a mysterious Vermont coven known for pushing the limits.
 
Enthralled by Devlin and their mesmerizing mutual attraction, Chloe makes a dangerous sacrifice to help the Circle’s high priestess awaken Merlin himself—and learn his timeless cures. But a foreshadowing soon causes Chloe to doubt the Circle’s real motives, as well as Devlin’s . . .

Now Merlin’s demonic shade is loose in the human world, while Chloe and Devlin’s uneasy alliance will pit them against ancient enemies, malevolent illusions, and shattering betrayal. And with the fate of two realms in the balance, Chloe must risk her untried power against a force she can’t defeat—and a passion that could destroy her.

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scorched misty malloySCORCHED (ORESTAIA SERIES BOOK 1) by Misty Malloy

I’m done with the dragon shifter lifestyle. No more Dragon Gatherings. No more fancy dinners. And most certainly no more hanky-panky with dragons at the shifter nightclub.
So what if I have wings and sometimes spew fire? It doesn’t mean I can’t find a nice human guy to live happily ever after with.
Now the fertility stone has been stolen, and I’ve been enlisted to help with the investigation. Unfortunately, that means I’m stuck at a billionaire’s villa with four smoking hot dragon shifters.
Whatever happens, I need to keep them from stealing my heart as well.

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denying the alphaDENYING THE ALPHA by Various

VS Note: From November

Some happily-ever-afters take more effort than others…
The strong alpha heroes in our anthology are determined to claim their mates—but their women are anything but submissive. They’ll have to work twice as hard to get what they want. It’ll be a power struggle as the alphas and their women learn that the volatile energy between them is the beginning of something wonderful.

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murder death frozen peasMURDER, DEATH AND FROZEN PEAS (DRAMATIC LIFE OF A DEMON PRINCESS BOOK 2) by Mina Carter

The town of Boring is anything but when Lucifer’s niece is at home. Living in hawt-sinfulness with her sexy werewolf boyfriend, Lucas, Jynx Morningstar has settled down into a life of domestic bliss.

Kinda.

Instead of the legions of hell, she has to contend with a pack who considers her their alpha female, and want to know when she and Lucas are getting married, the Annual Pack Alpha’s Birthday Party Event Coordinator, and three very inappropriate ghostly grannies.

Things take a turn for the unexpected when her father, the town healer witch, turns out to be pregnant, Jynx’s mom, the infamous Lilleth, shows up, and Poseidon sends his mer-army to exact vengeance.

It’s going to take more than what a princess of hell’s packing to deal with them all, but when the worse happens and someone she loves dies… Jynx might just find out she’s far more than hell-born.

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shifter christmas carolA SHIFTER CHRISTMAS CAROL (SHIFTERS UNBOUND) by Jennifer Ashley

Dylan Morrissey forgoes the Shifters’ traditional Yule celebration, to his family’s dismay. Instead, he joins Ben at the haunted house in New Orleans, planning to meet with potential, if dangerous, allies in the Shifters’ constant struggle for freedom.

But the sentient house has other ideas. Dylan wakes up—or rather doesn’t—unable to move or speak, and is taken on a journey to the past, present, and future.

Ben, Zander, and Tiger are his guides, but is what they are showing him truth?

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techromancy scrollsTECHROMANCY SCROLLS: AVALON by Erik Schubach

Almost three thousand years after an extinction level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory, in a new world where magic and technology collide.

After Avalon’s tanks and guns lose a massive confrontation against the Knights and magic of Sparo, they finally agree to peace talks.

Laney and the other Templars are chosen to lead the peace envoy that travels to the mysterious land of the north, which has so much of the technology from the Great Wizards of the Before.

The mission is put in peril when they learn who leads the Avalonian peace envoy.

Overtures of peace, amazing discoveries, and duplicitous actions make this the most dangerous mission that Laney, Celeste, and their allies have ever embarked upon. Their actions will mean either the end of hostilities, saving countless thousands of lives on both sides, or the re-ignition of the war between the two lands.

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dragon weyrs omegaDRAGON WEYR’S OMEGA (NANNY SHIFTER SERVICE BOOK 7) by Sky Winters

My mother always told me as an omega, I should stay away from shifter men. They’re more trouble than they’re worth. They’ll use me to make large litters of dragons. But when my human boyfriend betrays me, I’m forced into the arms of three handsome dragon shifters for protection.
Will my mother’s prophecy come true?

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real men healREAL MEN HEAL (BLACKWOOD PACK/PARANORMAL WEREWOLF ROMANCE) by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix

Dr. Drew Cooper would rather die than give in to his captor’s demands. Only a suicidal idiot would kidnap the Blackwood pack healer in the first place, but to then insist he heal one of the rival pack’s members? Yeah, hard pass.

Until she walks into the room. With fiery red hair, piercing blue eyes and curves that could stop traffic, Chloe Soren takes his breath away.

Drew agrees to help so he can have time to convince Chloe they’re fated mates, despite her reservations. There’s only one problem–the alpha who snatched him just happens to be Chloe’s over-protective big brother. And the patient he’s expected to heal? Their dying mother.

Shit just got real.

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dirty to the maxDIRTY TO THE MAX (DIRT TRACK DOGS: THE SECOND LAP BOOK 4) by P Jameson

She’s done with love, but he’s just getting started…

Maxim McGray is in town for one reason, and one reason only. To secure a mate to take back to his clan so he can begin breeding. He’s had his eyes set on a beautiful vixen since he was just a boy. But one look at a sassy, curvy human who’s bolder than the sun, and he’s pretty sure he’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.

Tabatha Baker has been burned by love and there’s no way she’ll let it happen again. Dickasaurus Ex might have crushed her confidence, but she’s spent the past year building it back up, and now she’s solid. Until a rough and gorgeous, leather-clad stranger comes to town shaking everything up… including her heart. But his eyes make her feel beautiful and he sees her fragile strength. That and the owning way he looks at her? It’s enough to make a girl swoon.

Maxim wasn’t raised to fall in love, but his female is making it hard for him to resist. One thing is for sure, he came to this hick town to find a mate. He’s not leaving without one. If he plays his cards right, maybe he can win the one who makes his heart ache so good.

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vampires bleed tooVAMPIRES BLEED TOO: A DARK BODYGUARD ROMANCE (THE DEVIANTS SERIES) by Jacey Ward

Evander: The first time I saw her photo in a magazine, I knew. I would have her.
Now someone is trying to kill her.
She’s grace and beauty incarnate. A human supermodel.
So her demon and Valkyrie bosses hire me to protect her. Because, of course, vampires make the best bodyguards, right?
As soon as I meet her, face-to-face, I know. This is going to be the fight that threatens to take me down.
Did I mention ‘human’? Goddammit it.
That means no touching her, no kissing her, no scr#wing her either – no matter how hot the flames between us burn.
Because Deviants and humans Do. Not. Mix.
Ever.
The rules are set in stone. The punishments are lifelong. And for an immortal, that means eternity.
So I’ll protect her with my life, guard her from the betrayals that keep flying her way, and pray to the gods that I don’t drag her down into my world.

Cass: He’s hot as sin, and stubborn enough to make me throw things – like caution. To the wind. Dammit, I know I shouldn’t. I know he feels it too – I’ve never experienced attraction like this.
But I know he’s hiding something from me – so I’m not going to stop until I know what he’s holding back. And when I tell him about my little secret, I hope he’s as excited as I am.

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runescribeRUNESCRIBE by Megan Derr

Near-blind without his glasses, regarded as a burden to his family, Tyri left his clan to attempt a career as a runescribe in the city, taking his mute sister Vess with him so she doesn’t grow up tormented as he was.

But finding a job proves more difficult than he anticipated, and his last hope to avoid being thrown out on the streets depends on the interview he has that morning.

A morning that comes crashing down on him by way of a thunderstorm and the stranger who runs into him and destroys his glasses.

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reign to ruleREIGN TO RULE (MYTH OF OMEGA BOOK 6) by Zoey Ellis

Malloron: Hardened by the betrayal of his Omega, King Malloron is no longer showing any mercy. Time is running out and he will go as far as he needs to in order to get her back and keep her with him, even if it means destroying everyone and everything. His enemies will pay for what they have done, but so will Amara.

Amara: Struggling with the decisions she’s made, Amara is consumed by guilt. She fights for her freedom, but wonders how she can rectify all the suffering she has caused to so many. When her Alpha proves just how powerful Visant blood truly is, she has to decide if she will fight against the monster he will become, or submit to him knowing the kind of monster he already is.

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her betrothalHER BETROTHAL (THE ROYAL SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Alice Wilde

The king is dying, and I’ve been tasked with saving the kingdom. But, I’m not sure I want to.

My name is Annalise, and I am the sole heir to the kingdom. Problem is, women aren’t allowed to rule. Thanks to an outdated decree my father has refused to amend, he’s promised my hand in marriage to a man I’ve only just heard of, without my consent.

The whole court seems to be under the spell of my betrothed, and I’m the only one who can see through his outward beauty to the evil within. Now, I only have a few weeks to find a way out, or end up married to the brute. I have no idea how I’ll do it… until I meet them.
My pets.
My leopards.
My strengths three-fold.

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two thousand yearsTWO THOUSAND YEARS by M Dalto

wo thousand years ago, the Prophecy of Fire and Light foretold the coming of the
Queen Empress who would lead the Empire into a time of peace and tranquility. But
instead of the coming of a prosperous world, a forbidden love for the Empress waged a
war that ravaged the land, creating a chasm between the factions, raising the death toll
of innocent lives until the final, bloody battle.

Centuries later, Alexandra, a twenty-two-year-old barista living in Boston, is taken to an
unfamiliar realm of mystery and magic where her life is threatened by Reylor, its
banished Lord Steward. She crosses paths with Treyan, the arrogant and seductive
Crown Prince of the Empire, and together they discover how their lives, and their love,
are so intricately intertwined by a Prophecy set in motion so many years ago.

Alex, now the predestined Queen Empress Alexstrayna, whose arrival was foretold by
the Annals of the Empire, controls the fate of her new home as war rages between the
Crown Prince and Lord Steward. Either choice could tear her world apart as she
attempts to keep the Empire’s torrid history from repeating itself. In a realm where
betrayal and revenge will be as crucial to her survival as love and honor, Alex must
discover whether it is her choice – or her fate – that determines how she survives the
Empire’s rising conflicts.

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masked longingMASKED LONGING (THE MASKED ARCANA SERIES BOOK 3)  by Alana Delacroix

Estelle LaMarche has never pursued power for its own sake. But now that she’s been made seneschal, responsible for vampire queen Wavena’s entire military, she’ll do her duty. That means devoting herself to planning the war against the Dawning. Protecting her kind. And resisting, at any cost, her distracting desire for Stephan Daker, the masquerada lieutenant with whom she shared one unforgettable night . . .

Even wounded and grieving after a devastating battle, Stephan hasn’t been able to get brilliant, beautiful Estelle off  his mind. Yet how can he know which feelings are truly his, when Estelle’s powers of compulsion are so strong? Unwilling to trust his desire for her, Stephen tries to keep his distance as they work together. But when Estelle’s brother is kidnapped by their enemies, he’ll join her in a conflict that will decide the fate of humanity itself .

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tamed by the she wolfTAMED BY THE SHE-WOLF by Kristal Hollis

Ever since her heart was shattered, wolf shifter Angeline O’Brien has guarded her emotions. And her new neighbor, paramilitary operative Lincoln Adams, irritates her nerves like none other. He’s the lastman she should trust, but the only one she can’t resist. As sparks fly, Angeline and Lincoln can’t deny that what’s between them is more than passion; it just might be love.

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this strange witcheryTHIS STRANGE WITCHERY by Michele Hauf

All Torsten Rindle wants is to be normal. As soon as he completes his last job, he’s done with the supernatural. Then Melissande Jones sashays into his life, and Tor finds that he can’t resist this sultry sorceress. He might be able to protect her from vampires and zombies, but can he leave the paranormal world behind after Mel has bewitched him?

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santa baby keehneSANTA BABY (MISTLETOE NORTH POLE BOOK 1) by Colleen Keehne

Jamie Winters’s life was almost about perfect. Growing up as part of a loving family living in the lush green of the Pacific Northwest, she had her life planned out. Until one night before Christmas, fate stepped and took everyone she loved away from her. Years later she finds herself in Mistletoe, working as a waitress at Rudy’s Diner alongside her best friend, Kandy. Jamie’s not looking for love, but in a place like Mistletoe, you never know what you’ll find all wrapped up with a bow.

Christen Kringle never expected to find his mate in Mistletoe. Having been born and raised in the small town, everyone was like family. Then one night after work he meets his crew at Rudy’s. One look at the curvy brunette outsider with the dark chocolate eyes and he knew she was his. And when she touched him? His body blazed to life like the Aurora Borealis. It was fate that brought her into his life. The same fate had found mates all the men in the Kringle line.

But a menace is creeping into Mistletoe. One that not only threatens Chris and Jamie, but could end Christmas worldwide.

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veil of liesVEIL OF LIES (VEIL OF THE LYCANS BOOK 9) by Nicky Charles

The heart of a bear loves deep and true…but how much is too much to forgive?

Bear shifter, Armand St. John, learned the hard way that waiting can cost you the one you love. Now getting a second chance at happiness, he’s determined not to make the same mistake again. But will his demands for a commitment have his love running into his arms or drive her away? And will the woman of his dreams avoid danger long enough to realize they were meant to be together? A veil of lies, deception and denial surrounds the star-crossed couple in this ninth installment of Nicky Charles’ Law of the Lycans.

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three alphas and an eggTHREE ALPHAS AND AN EGG (MIDNIGHT ALPHAS BOOK 1) by A J Marcus

VS Note: From early November.

Three powerful alphas come together to battle an unexpected darkness and find something they didn’t even know they were looking for.
Alaric wants to protect the members of his wing from the human world they inhabit. Even an Alpha can be missing parts of his life.
Gustavo guards supernatural Denver in the way only gargoyles can, but when things change, he discovers things missing from his life he never dreamed he needed.
Phillip seeks magic knowledge to make his vampire life more bearable. Books and his coven only get him so far, and his heart needs warming.
An orphaned dragon’s egg bring the three together and they discover something beyond their simple existences. Can their new bond prove strong enough to help them protect the egg and stop the dark powers working against them? What has the darkness done to the baby dragon inside the egg?

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electric curseELECTRIC CURSE (A RAVEN INVESTIGATIONS NOVEL BOOK 6) by Stacey Brutger

Raven has lived on the fringes of the human and supernatural worlds for years, until one wrong move sets her on a collision course with a team of trained killers. Being hunted is nothing new, but when she accidently triggers a curse and the monster under her skin vanishes, her worst nightmares become reality. Instead of retreating into her fears, she places her trust in her pack, letting them show her what it really means to be their alpha.

In a race to create the perfect super soldier, both sides of the war believe Raven is the key to their survival. When her very existence places her pack in jeopardy, she’ll fight tooth and claw for the return of the beast she’s feared her entire life, because one thing she and the creature can agree on—all that matters is the safety of their pack.

Only when the ancient creature that nearly destroyed the world a millennia ago rises again does everyone realize the true danger—they must either come together or watch the world burn.

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morticians daughter two feet underTHE MORTICIAN’S DAUGHTER: TWO FEET UNDER by C C Hunter

Riley has accepted that her special gift is to help dead people with their unfinished business. But she never thought she’d be tasked with helping the spirit of a convicted criminal who died in prison. He may lead her on the scariest mission yet, but helping him could mean saving the life of a child. The convict’s daughter needs a liver transplant and the one person who could still be a match is his brother . . . who also happens to be a gang leader.

Hayden’s not happy that Riley’s discovered who he is and is seeing him sick and unconscious in his hospital bed. This feels like as good a time as ever to cross over and put all of them out of their misery . . . but Riley is in danger. She’s visiting some of the most dangerous spots and confronting some of the creepiest lowlifes in town. For her, he’ll need to regain his strength and fight to keep her safe.

But dealing with other people’s problems still can’t keep Riley from her own. Her dad’s drinking has gotten worse. And she’ll soon learn it’s because he’s been keeping a huge, horrible secret that will change everything she believes about her family and her mother’s death.

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echoes of fireECHOES OF FIRE (MERCURY PACK BOOK 4) by Suzanne Wright

Madisyn Drake is a rare breed of cat shifter…a loner, unpredictably wild, and emotionally distant. A recent betrayal has left her ready to sharpen her claws on the next man she sees…until a prowling wolf with steel-gray eyes and a brooding dark edge challenges her distrust. No matter how fully he satisfies her touch-hunger, Madisyn’s not ready to open up again, even if it is oh so gratifying.

Bracken Slater has earned his reputation as an indomitable predator. Once broken by grief and guilt, he is feeling alive again, thanks to the heady scent of this independent feline. Madisyn isn’t interested in joining an unfamiliar pack, so convincing her that they’re meant for each other is going to take more than branding her beautiful neck. But when threats from both their pasts take shape, their unexpected destiny may be the only thing that can save them.

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VS Note: A snippet from AYDARR, book 1 in my award winning Badari Warrior series:

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

December 5

November 28

November 21

November 14

November 7

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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