New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday January 30

operation cobaltAs 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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OPERATION COBALT (NOVA FORCE BOOK 2) by Susan Hayes

Sergeant Dante Strak hasn’t always fought for the right side. Now that he’s part of Nova Force, he has a chance to make up for the mistakes of his past. After years of fighting, Dante believes he’s ready for anything the universe can throw at him…until a sexy, stubborn doctor crashes into his life and changes everything.

Dr. Tyra Li is on Bellex 3 to help combat the arrival of cobalt, a new designer drug that turned half the population into addicts almost overnight. When a brazen attack turns her mission of mercy into a fight for survival, a split-second decision leads to unexpected consequences, and a chance at a future she never imagined.

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let me love youLET ME LOVE YOU (RED PLANET DRAGONS OF TAJSS by Miranda Martin

Samil – I’m not a warrior. I’m not as fast or as strong as the other males. No matter how hard I’ve tried, that’s just not me. However, it’s my memory of my mother that will allow the others to create the cho-co-lat for their mates.

My dragon does long for one female. She’s my chosen, but I’m not worthy of her. I’ve never proven myself, never been able to get past the barriers between us.

Inga – I’m broken, have been since we shipwrecked on Tajss. I can’t let anyone close. There’s too much pain, too much fear.

One of the alien-dragon Zmaj is different though. He’s kind and sweet and gentle in ways that no other man is. Can I let him love me?

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mystic cat starMYSTIC (CAT STAR LEGACY BOOK 2) by Cheryl Brooks

Sulaksha Enduran is still reeling from the death of her lover. He died of a mysterious plague—and it’s out of control. Sula is determined to find answers on her own, until an impossibly sexy Zetithian saves her life and joins her quest.

Despite the prescient abilities and power over the wind that enable Zetithian mystic Aidan Banadänsk to rescue Sula from certain death, he couldn’t have predicted her unique effect on him. It shrouds her future in mystery…and fills him with unparalleled desire.

But Sula’s investigation has put her in the crosshairs of a deadly conspiracy. With an entire planet’s population at stake, Sula and Aidan must risk it all to save the planet, the galaxy…and each other.

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spindles endSPINDLE’S END by Jessica Marting

VS Note: I very much enjoyed HAVEN by this author so I have her new one on my To Be Read list.

The last memory Anissa Alto has is watching the destruction of the research ship Spindle by a rival scientist and being unable to do anything about it. The next thing she knows, she’s waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay one hundred years later, surrounded by a crew of xeno-archaeologists led by Dr. Benedict Sawyer.

Sawyer’s plan was simple: dig up the artifact resting in the bottom of a pit on an uninhabited planet, become an academic superstar, and never teach undergraduates again. The artifact turning out to be a woman from a neighboring star system put into stasis throws his dreams of student-free research off-kilter, as does Anissa herself.

Anissa knows who destroyed the Spindle and why, and that the perpetrator is still out there a century later. But as she and Sawyer investigate, it becomes clear that the reason for the ship’s destruction is more than a case of scientific rivalry taken to the extreme and something far more sinister.

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forever mateFOREVER MATE by Lisa Lace

He’s the most sought-after assassin in the galaxy. His latest mission? Rescue a kidnapped child.
The woman needs to pose as his wife and be good with kids. Nothing more.
The matchmaker promises him the perfect mate.
He never imagines the matchmaker might be telling him the truth.
On his wedding day, his forever mate walks down the aisle dressed in a white, flowing, mermaid gown.
He never imagined a woman who can fulfill his darkest needs.
His dark-eyed mate is full of lush curves he wants to taste. Wavy hair that falls past her shoulders. Thick tresses he wants to wrap around his fist as he sinks into her tight heat.
Everything about the human stokes his desire. For now, he must deny his hunger.
They have work to do.
The life of a child is at stake.

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protected by the alien warrior triadPROTECTED BY THE ALIEN WARRIOR TRIAD (SCORP BLOOD TRIBE BOOK 2) by Corin Cain

The only thing between me and the rending claws of massive scorpion beasts are three powerful, tattooed alien warriors…

Death is dropping from the sky. There’s only one thing I hate more than arrogant Aurelian warriors, and that’s the raging beasts that are about to ravage my city. I lost my parents to the Scorp, and I’m not going to lose the four orphans who rely on my protection. The last thing I need is three cocky aliens getting in my way.

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alien healer vaxxlianALIEN HEALER (VAXXLIAN MATES BOOK 2) by Sue Mercury and Sue Lyndon

On the run from her controlling fiancé, Mila makes a living as a transport pilot in a dangerous part of space. When she’s accused of murder and sentenced to death on a backward planet, she believes it’s truly the end. That is…until she awakens to a handsome alien with glowing green eyes watching over her. The alien heals her wounds and promises to keep her safe. But can she trust the stranger who insists she’s coming back to his home planet as his mate?

Stax knows the little human has secrets, but he still wants her–even if she is guilty of some horrible crime. He’s taking her back to New Vaxx and that’s final. But first he has to claim her. When they arrive on his home planet, he wants his scent on her to ward off all other males, as human females are precious and the only alien race compatible with his. No matter what, he won’t risk losing the little human he’s grown to love. He’ll protect her, and he’ll fight for her. Always.

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awakening isobel wrothAWAKENING A SAZARIN SAGA ANTHOLOGY (AN ETHERIC TRAVELERS BOOK 1) by Isobel Wroth

Her mission was simple: Gather as much intelligence as possible to find planets and people who would welcome the Matavei.
Matav was too close to their sun, the radiation levels rising dangerously higher with each passing year.
If a new home is not found, her people and their way of life will cease to be.
Eager to serve, eager to explore, Iliara steps into the stasis pod which will house and protect her physical body, while she opens her etheric eyes to the wonders of the universe.
For hundreds of years, Ilaria has traveled unseen through the stars, visiting planets and people, gathering intelligence and alliances.
Her Awakening, the moment in which her consciousness returns to her physical body, was supposed to be a gentle, painless experience.
Instead, Ilaria Awakens to find herself a slave, and her people long gone.

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arianuTHE ARIANU (SCIONS OF ANU BOOK 1) by Bridget Brislin

She went from lost in space to being sold at auction to an Anuian Prince.

The Prime Triad has been searching for five hundred years for the female who will be their mate and, if the One God is willing, will become the Arianu, the Goddess of Anu. It is foretold that when the Arianu is born, she will bring love, happiness, life, and joy. She will heal their planet and bear many children—female children.

Is this female the one they have searched for?

When she arrives on Anu, she discovers that all Anuian males are born as triplets. The King, or Ri, of the planet Anu, along with his two brothers, make up the Prime Triad that governs their planet as well as all others in this galaxy. Not only are they large and in charge, but they are gorgeous males!

What she doesn’t know is that Anuians must mate together in order to procreate.
What she doesn’t know is that Anuians are shape shifters.
What she doesn’t know is that the Prime Triad has very unusual powers.

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war for earthWAR FOR EARTH (GALACTIC ORDER BOOK 3) by Erin Raegan

Three weeks ago, an alien species called the Vitat, invaded the earth. They broke through the earth’s atmosphere and decimated the human population in moments. Their goal? Nothing but destruction and to feed their endless appetites. Their hive queen orbits earth in their warship, waiting until her hive have taken over the planet and she can consume earth’s sun to grow her massive hive.

But the humans are not alone in their fight to regain control of their planet. Another alien species, the Dahk, have come to their aid by order of their king. But what Fihk, the Dahk acting commander, is unaware of, is that his king had his own agenda regarding the humans survival. As does the Galactic Council. The humans are not only in danger of the carnivorous Vitat, but also a council of several alien species dedicated in their endeavor to enslave them. Fihk’s own council and the Juldo Master at the helm.

As the humans try to fight back and survive one invasion, another is already underway.

Bailey – Every minute of everyday is now a struggle to survive. Just one minute to the next. My brother is my only concern. His safety is everything to me. But aliens are making that an impossible task. Not one species, but two. The white aliens just want to gnaw on us, but the new aliens, the Dahk, want something different. Specifically, two of them. Olynth can’t stand me but can’t let me go either, and Fihk, he’s made it clear Nate and I are to help him no matter that all I want to do is escape them. I can’t trust them. They want things from me I can’t give them. Survival is the only thing that matters, even if I have to go through an entire universe of species’ to get it. Even my own.

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too dangerousTOO DANGEROUS by Sasha L Miller

Shi is good at what he does, no matter what his stupid ex thinks. Danger comes with the territory, especially when that territory includes a special license to do select work for the government. But when the government needs him to fix something that defeated even their most elite, Shi learns that some situations are too much even for him.

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robot daddyROBOT DADDY (FANTASTICAL DADDY DOMS BOOK 4) by Allysa Hart and Rayanna Jamison

Robo- Rob. The perfect boyfriend. Guaranteed to wow judgmental parents, spoiled little sisters, and pesky ex-boyfriends.

What do you do when your little sister is marrying your ex and you need a date for the engagement party? Well, I don’t know what you’d do, but I got wine drunk and built a boyfriend in the robotics lab where I work. Enter a six foot hunk of metal and silicone who randomly quotes obscure movies, turns me to mush with his smile and has a maaaajor daddy complex…

What could possibly go wrong?

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artenTHE BAYLAN CHRONICLES: ARTEN by Ella Blake

After teaming up to free a fellow Baylan and his human mate from a secret alien testing facility, Arten Dal-Allean has been keeping research scientist, Chloe Riker, safely in hiding. Now, the powerful people running the facility want her dead and the details of a human-Baylan peace agreement make taking her aboard his ship a big risk in the fragile negotiations. When she’s abducted from under his nose, Arten has to decide how far he will go for a woman who can never be his. Chloe may awaken all his protective and passionate instincts, but no soul marks appear on his chest to indicate she is his biological mate. Arten has always played by the rules—he made most of them—but how many will he break to make her his?
Chloe Riker fell for Arten long before they met. Their secret correspondences, and work to free Baylan test subjects, broke down all her walls. She’d hop on his alien base ship and into his bed forever, but her touch doesn’t seem to trigger the soul mark that would signal their true mating, and only humans who are true mates of an alien can reside on a base ship. As Chloe’s past catches up to her and powerful forces bent on revenge close in, Chloe has to use her wits to save herself and convince her alien lover to break a few rules.

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ignite nora phoenixIGNITE (IGNITE SERIES BOOK 1) by Nora Phoenix

VS Note: From October

The United States has split into three countries, and in the Conservative United States, being gay will get you sent to a reintegration camp. Tan has survived three years in camp, but he’s at the limit of what he can endure, even with the help of his best friend, Austin.

When a massive meteor shower creates complete chaos at the camp, Austin and Tan see a chance to escape and they take it. On a whim, they decide to bring Mack with them, a newbie at camp who seems to know more about survival than anyone.

But when the meteor shower turns out to be much more and they discover aliens have landed on Earth with war on their agenda, their escape becomes a hell of a lot more dangerous. All of a sudden, they’re not only hiding from their own government, but from alien forces as well. Their only chance is to reach the border to find freedom. But without power and food, and with every man for himself, how will they survive?

While the world around them burns, all they have are each other.

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imminent dawnIMMINENT DAWN (EMPATHY BOOK 1) from R R Campbell

Art-school dropout Chandra would do anything to apologize for her role in her wife’s coma—including enroll in the first round of human trials for an internet-access brain implant.

At first, the secretive research compound is paradise, the perfect place to distract Chandra from her grief. But as she soon learns, the facility is more prison than resort, with its doctors, support staff, and her fellow patients all bent on hatching plots of their own, no matter how invested they might seem in helping her communicate with her wife.

Making matters worse, a dark wave of uncertainty crashes down on the compound, forcing Chandra to become an unlikely but pivotal player in conspiracies stretching from the highest levels of the North American Union government to the lowest dredges of its shadowy hacking collectives.

To save herself and her wife, Chandra and her newfound friends from the study will have to overcome the scheming of a ruthless tech magnate, the naïveté of an advancement-hungry administrative assistant, and the relentless pursuits of an investigative journalist, all of whom are determined to outpace the others in their own quests to resurrect lost love, cover their tracks, and uncover the truth.

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ocean wolvesOCEAN WOLVES by Theresa Beachman

VS Note: Sounds GOOD. I used to love movies like The Abyss and Deepstar Six so I one clicked this.

Dr. Becca Johnson has devoted herself to her work after personal tragedy taught her she’s better off alone. She finds solace in the isolation of oceanic research but as her six-month work rotation draws to a close, events rapidly escalate into life-threatening chaos. Struggling to hold her team together, she is forced to accept the help of the Ocean Wolves.

Ethan Carter joined the Ocean Wolves after his troubled history ended his career in the elite Special Boat Services. Now, he’s a hired gun with the Wolves, paid to protect the interests of the world’s biggest oceanic multi-national, Triton Core. When his team is tasked to escort crucial research to the surface, he discovers events spiraling out of control and the woman from his past he’s tried desperately to forget—the woman who reignites emotions buried deep in his heart.

Fighting increasing danger that threatens the lives of everyone in the deep-sea habitat, Ethan vows to protect Becca at all costs.
But as their options dwindle, leaving them trapped almost 8000 feet below the surface, will it be enough to keep her alive?

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my forever loveMY FOREVER LOVE (CROSSING THE LINE BOOK 2) by M D Stewart

Lisbeth Mohr is a highly trained computer engineer who spent years learning how to read the complex equations for KenSpec Labs. She’s part of a research crew that flies over a time distortion. Afterward, she begins to grieve the absence of a man she’s never met. After waking up with a tattoo she’s never gotten, she asks her boss, Dave Amsted for his help.
Stieg Warner is an Academy Award-winning German Actor and Director who’s been having dreams of an American woman he’s never met. Although he’s never met her, he loves her in a way he’s never experienced and is obsessed with finding her.
But love isn’t the only thing that crosses over the time rip. Something evil has set sights on destroying Lisbeth and her crew.

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across the stars cyborg genesis 1ACROSS THE STARS (CYBORG GENESIS BOOK 1) by Lauren Smith and Noah Chinn

She’s one of the last free humans. On the run… And running out of time.

Laina Roberts has been on the run for ten years, a freeborn human hiding from the cyborgs of the Silver Legion who now controls what’s left of humanity. Moving secretly from planet to planet and space station to space station makes for a damn lonely life—and don’t even get her started on how long it’s been since she last had sex. Sometimes she thinks it might be worth turning herself in to the cyborgs just to end the loneliness. That is, until she’s caught!

Captured by a hot-as-hell Legion officer, the cyborg Ronan makes her think being probed by him might not be so bad. But becoming a cyborg’s slave—sex or otherwise—isn’t high on her to-do list. She doesn’t trust him and doesn’t understand his constant questions about Earth—especially those about her long-dead relatives. Ronan can just kiss her ass—oh yes, please—because she is not going to let her desires or his incredibly perfect body weaken her resolve. She now has a new mission, to convince the cyborgs and the rest of the galaxy that all Terrans, humans and synthetic humans like cyborgs, have the right to be free.
If only he didn’t make her feel like melting into his arms and never leaving. Being captured by a cyborg might not be so bad after all.

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captured by the dragon lordsCAPTURED BY THE DRAGON LORDS (DRAGON SHIFTERS OF KIYRIA BOOK 2) by Lexa Lumos

What does any self-respecting woman do when she is abducted by three sexy dragon shifters? She mates with them, of course!

Jane Sinclair is not amused. She’d almost convinced herself that her memory of being abducted by three sinfully sexy aliens was nothing more than a dream. Then she’s abducted, again!

The dragon shifters offer her a life as their mate and even though she tries to resist them it isn’t long before she finds herself falling for the triad. After all, it’s not every day a girl gets the chance to have not one but three gorgeous men who will fulfill her every desire. But a cruel twist of fate tears Jane away from her dragons before she has a chance to bond with them, leaving her with the crushing fear she’ll never see them again.

Is Jane doomed to live a life without the men she has fallen in love with, or will she find her way back to them and the happiness she so desperately wants?

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bastard v k ludwigTHE BASTARD (CLAN OF THE WOODLANDS BOOK 1) by V K Ludwig

Ayanna has never known the pleasure of a man’s touch—and few women have; ever since the government seized control of human reproduction. Artificial insemination is the new norm, and no one may have a child without the express permission of the government: no exceptions.

When Ayanna’s request to become pregnant is denied, she is shattered— until she gets the opportunity to travel to the Clan of the Woodlands. A group of people free from government oppression, where women are few but strong men are plenty.

Maybe she won’t need the government’s permission after all? … At least not as long as River, her hot and selfless bodyguard, doesn’t get in the way.

But in a world divided into two warring factions, torn apart by one’s efforts to improve the human race, no one is as they seem, not even River. He’s keeping a secret from Ayanna—a secret that could destroy the dream she holds closest to her heart.

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exodusEXODUS: THE DISCORDANT EARTH SERIES BOOK 3 by Melony Paradise

Torn between the man she loves and an unwanted attraction to another, Alyssa Rose must choose before she loses control of her heart and her mind…

With alien predators orbiting Earth, Alyssa and the rest of the world waits, wondering when or if Commander Kayn will attack. Some have prepared for the inevitable, while others have grown complacent.

Always on edge, Alyssa must learn to control her new abilities and explore her psychic connections, creating a rift between her and Sebastian while bringing Valel closer. Even with Valel’s near-constant presence, she has never felt more alone and her efforts to fix her relationship with Sebastian are futile.

When Alyssa receives shocking news as destruction rains down upon Earth, her world is thrust into turmoil, and she finds herself in the one place she never wanted to be. Can Alyssa save herself and her future with Sebastian on a peaceful planet, or will Kayn destroy her life and take over the world?

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orias enchantmentORIA’S ENCHANTMENT (SORCEROUS MOONS BOOK 5) by Jeffe Kennedy

VS Note: Jeffe’s fantasy novels are autobuy for me! One clicked.

The Temptation of Power – No longer a princess and not yet a queen, the sorceress Oria welcomes the rush of power the ancient mask brings her—though the obsessive connection to it frightens her and alarms her barbarian husband, Lonen. But retreat is not an option. She must wrestle the magic to prevent an annihilating war, even if she must make the ultimate sacrifice.

A World in Flames – If Lonen wants to reclaim his throne—and save his people from destruction—he must return by sunset on the seventh day. What he thought would be a short and simple journey, however, leads them deeper into the mountains—and Oria deeper into the thrall of foul magic. Until he must choose between two terrible paths.

A Heart-Wrenching Choice – Struggling with conflicting loyalties, Oria and Lonen fight to find a way to be together…lest they be separated forever, and their realms go down in flames with them.

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minimum wage magicMINIMUM WAGE MAGIC (DFZ BOOK 1) by Rachel Aaron

VS Note: From November but hey, Rachel Aaron! who also write as Rachel Bach.

The DFZ, the metropolis formerly known as Detroit, is the world’s most magical city with a population of nine million and zero public safety laws. That’s a lot of mages, cybernetically enhanced chrome heads, and mythical beasties who die, get into debt, and otherwise fail to pay their rent. When they can’t pay their bills, their stuff gets sold to the highest bidder to cover the tab.
That’s when they call me. My name is Opal Yong-ae, and I’m a Cleaner: a freelance mage with an art history degree who’s employed by the DFZ to sort through the mountains of magical junk people leave behind. It’s not a pretty job, or a safe one–there’s a reason I wear bite-proof gloves–but when you’re deep in debt in a city where gods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own, you don’t get to be picky about where your money comes from. You just have to make it work, even when the only thing of value in your latest repossessed apartment is the dead body of the mage who used to live there.

smoke and summonsSMOKE AND SUMMONS (NUMINA BOOK 1) by Charlie N Holmberg

As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon—a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive, she must run. And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption, she finds a surprising ally.

A cunning thief for hire, Rone owns a rare device that grants him immortality for one minute every day—a unique advantage that will come in handy in Sandis’s fight for freedom. But Sandis’s master knows how powerful she is. He’s determined to get her back, and he has the manpower to find her, wherever she runs.

Now, to outwit her pursuers, Sandis must put all her trust in Rone and his immortal device. For her master has summoned more than mere men to hunt her down.

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unmasked helen hardtUNMASKED: BLOOD BOND PARTS 10, 11 & 12 by Helen Hardt

VS Note: The three parts are also available as standalones.

Vampires can’t levitate. At least that’s what Dante Gabriel always thought, until he finds himself floating above his bed along with his lover, Erin Hamilton. As he continues to exhibit unusual powers, more memories from his time in captivity surface, leaving him fearing what he might have done while imprisoned. When a new and unexpected temptation arises, he finds himself unable to resist.
Erin aches for Dante and wants more than anything for him to find peace. As they uncover clue after clue in their attempt to find the missing women and solve the puzzle of Dante’s past, she is more determined than ever to put an end to their struggle, even if it means putting herself in harm’s way.
After an ominous visit with Bea, the voodoo priestess, Dante knows what he must do, and he must do it alone. First, though, he will make Erin truly his and take the sustenance he needs to get him through his next battle. But will his love for her be enough to save him when his nemesis is finally unmasked?

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shade of vampire 71A SHADE OF VAMPIRE 71: A SACRIFICE OF FLAMES by Bella Forrest

The fire Hermessi of Cerix is dying, and the planet is growing cold. Inalia is expected to take over Brann’s place, but she doesn’t know how to do it or what it entails. All she knows is millions of lives are at stake, and time is running out.

Meanwhile, the fae are falling ill under the Hermessi’s strange new influence. The link between their bodies and souls will soon break, leaving them exposed for the Hermessi to do with as they please.

Then there’s a surprise encounter with a most unexpected creature, one who hails from a world with which our Shadian heroes have had only the occasional brush… but one who could potentially lead them to real answers.

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dragons hungerDRAGON’S HUNGER (ALPHA’S HUNGER BOOK 4) by Carina Wilder

Krane, brother of Tristan Wolfe, has decided to make some changes in his life. Maybe it’s time to clean up his act a little and become a respectable member of society rather than the terrifying, seductive womanizer he’s always been.
After his move to New York City, he finds himself in charge of a Lesser, a shifter in need of a master. Krane’s first instinct is to reject her. The last thing he needs is to find himself spending time with a beautiful young thing whose greatest wish is to find her mate and freedom.
But he soon finds that his own greatest wish…is to have her for himself.

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piece of magePIECE OF MAGE (HARET CHRONICLES: QILIN BOOK 3) by Laurel Chase

Doing what’s right made so many things wrong. I had to get Jack – no question. I just didn’t realize bringing him home would require so much trust from everyone. When that trust is strained, we all suffer.

I’ll protect what’s mine, but my team’s bonds are being tested. Threats are suddenly everywhere – inside our magical barrier, inside our safe house, and even inside my mind. Our enemies are closing in, and we can’t hide much longer.

My men called me Queen once, and now I know what we’re going to need to win this battle. I’m Carlyle Licorne, and I’m ready to claim who I am.

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audenAUDEN (WERE ZOO BOOK 7) by R E Butler

In the tradition of their people, owl shifter Jessica Thompson’s parents have chosen a mate for her. On the way to a celebratory hunt to meet her arranged mate, a group of hunters spies them and she’s separated from her nest among the flurry of bullets. Injured and disoriented, she crash lands in a zoo.

Wolf shifter Auden James has lived at the Amazing Adventures Safari Park his whole life and loves working on the VIP tours they’re hopeful will bring soulmates to the shifters who live in secret underground. When he takes a shift as a security guard, he hears something crash in the lion paddock and rushes to the scene, where he finds an injured owl. As the owl slowly changes into a beautiful female, Auden knows he’s in the presence of his soulmate.

But Jess’s nest isn’t about to let her go without a fight. When a betrayal puts everyone in danger, will Jess and Auden survive?

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lady golden handLADY GOLDEN HAND (WYVERN MYSTERIES BOOK 1) BY Nix Whittaker

Was the dragon the murderer?
A mutilated body leads Lady Rayne Ancaster to investigate the dragon, Victor for murder. If that is true then the treaty between dragons and humans is at risk. Rayne as the only female policewoman in Londinium has a lot to prove and a lot to lose if she follows the thread to the conclusion no one wants to admit.

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skin walkers chiefCHIEF (SKIN WALKERS BOOK 19) by Susan Bliler

Alpha wolf shifter, Chief, has just suffered a surprising loss at the shifter pack battles, which sucks because the prize was a mate. Any hope of a she-wolf taming Chief’s out-of-control inner wolf is gone. Worse, the cost of his loss is a year stint at the Skin Walker compound, StoneCrow Estates. Being in Monroe StoneCrow’s employee isn’t someplace any wolf shifter wants to be.

Alessandra (Alise) Crane is at StoneCrow to attend the wedding of her best friend. All through the reception, she feels eyes on her. A tatted up beast in the shadows has been watching her, but she’s too busy playing bride’s maid to pay much attention. When she finally locks eyes with the beast, something happens. Alise suffers some sort of attack, and the only thing that eases the agony tearing through her is the touch of the man who’s been stalking her.

Chief and Alise have been stricken!

Finding a mate had been Chief’s goal but Alise is a lowly human, not what we wanted. Can he overcome his prejudice? Or will his stubborn pride chase off the one woman who could give both he and his wolf the peace they’ve been seeking?

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dragon allianceDRAGON ALLIANCE (DRAGON 2) by Stephanie Burke

Iffear comes to Vulwin at his most vulnerable, but as their magical enemies and a plot to destroy the Dhrovish throne make themselves known, the newly mated couple find themselves drawing closer together in order to survive.

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halflifeHALF-LIFE by Gregory L Norris

VS Note: Apparently dark paranormal and kinda short…

Whitney Abbott travels to the seaside Maine town of Window to begin a new life in his uncle’s home. Robert Abbott is well-to-do and owns several high-end restaurants. Whitney will start at the bottom and work his way up at the flagship. But from the moment Whitney exits his car in the drive of the big, brooding house, he senses the sinister atmosphere surrounding his relations.

His cousin November, princess of the estate, feigns joy at having Whitney in town. And November’s handsome athlete boyfriend, Griffin, is an enigma. Soon after his arrival, Griffin warns Whitney to leave. With nowhere to go—and certain that his attraction to Griffin goes both ways—Whitney is drawn into November’s malevolent plans. Plans that will pit Whitney against dark supernatural forces in order to save both his and Griffin’s lives.

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circle of shadowsCIRCLE OF SHADOWS by Evelyn Skye

Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied around his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona.

As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging in the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark.

So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group. Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved.

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crazy cupid loveCRAZY CUPID LOVE (LET’S GET MYTHICAL BOOK 1) by Amanda Heger

Eliza Herman (a.k.a. The World’s Worst Cupid) has spent her entire life carefully avoiding her calling as a Descendant of Eros. After all, happily-ever-afters are nothing but a myth. But when a family crisis requires her to fill in at the local Cupid-for-hire shop, Eliza finds herself enchanting couples under the watchful eye of her assigned mentor, Jake Sanders…the one man she could never get out of her head.

Before long, Eliza is rethinking her stance on romance—until things start going terribly wrong with her enchantments. Now Eliza and Jake must fight to unravel a conspiracy that could destroy thousands of relationships, including their own…and spell the end of Love itself. No pressure, right?

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an omega for twoAN OMEGA FOR TWO: A MMM SHIFTER MPREG ROMANCE (SOCAL CUTIES BOOK 1) by Aspen Gray

Max (omega) and Elijah (beta) have been together for a while, and they’re good for each other. But when Elijah literally falls asleep inside his sexy omega, the two realize they’re in a rut. To save their relationship, they have to spice things up, and Max might have the answer: invite an alpha into the bedroom with them.

Alpha, Sawyer is having the greatest birthday of his life. His San Diego law firm has just won an enormous case and the boys have taken him out to the Cockpit to celebrate with a wild night of “Drinks and Booty.” It’s shaping up to be just another great night, but when Sawyer is approached by Max and Elijah with “a proposition,” he quickly realizes tonight is going to be one of a kind…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)

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no fae is an islandNO FAE IS AN ISLAND (ENDANGERED FAR BOOK 4) by Angel Martinez

Three years ago, Danu banished Diego from the human world for a time. Three years and three days doesn’t seem that long to be away from home but time among the wild fae can change a man and the human world returns the favor by changing while he’s gone. There’s a vampire on Tearmann Island’s security force. A curious selkie’s followed him home. So much to do to keep the world safe…but Diego’s no longer sure he has the right to interfere.

Theo Aguilar started his vampire life on the wrong side of the law. He’s killed and knows he’s dangerous if he doesn’t stay in control every moment. But the fae took him in and Prince Lugh has given him a position of trust. So when Diego and Finn are arrested on a diplomatic mission far from home, he knows his duty. He’s striking out on his own to rescue them, a lone vigilante once again, this time for the good guys. The only glitch? The selkie, Limpet, can’t seem to understand the alone part.

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beloved vampireBELOVED VAMPIRE: A VAMPIRE QUEEN SERIES NOVEL by Joey W Hill

VS note: A re-release but I love this dark, HOT and sexy series…

Mason has lived in the Sahara desert for almost 300 years, grieving for a lost love and guarding her tomb. When the tomb is breached, his bloodlust is stirred to raging by the thought of someone disturbing her sanctuary.What he finds is Jessica, a fugitive from his own world. Jessica was the forced second-mark servant of a cruel vampire master. Through an unexpected turn of events, she was able to kill him when he tried to give her the final mark, which would have made her his full servant, bound to him even in death. Because the third marking was not complete, it left her alive…barely.Drawn by the historic legend of the tomb, not knowing how it intertwines with the vampire world she is seeking to avoid, Jessica’s only desire is to die there, with her hand on the sarcophagus of the woman who’d had an unyielding faith in love.Instead, she finds her desire to live forcibly re-awakened by the vampire who refuses to let her give up. She clings to her hatred, but the more Mason struggles with her, the more determined he is to help her believe in love again. The only catch is he might have to do the same. But can he offer up his heart to another extraordinary woman if he already gave it away centuries ago?

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a warlocks kissA WARLOCK’S KISS (THE ORDER OF THE BLACK OAK – WARLOCKS BOOK 1) by Marie-Claude Bourque

THE PANTHER SHIFTER: After fearless panther shifter Kerala Clark lost her mother at the hands of a cruel dark mage, she wanted nothing but to be left alone with her grief, far away from those who did nothing to prevent her mother’s murder, including her own father and very sexy ex-boyfriend. But when the warlock she used to love comes calling for her help, arousing feelings she thought were buried forever, she must decide if her quest for revenge is worth losing her second chance at true happiness.

THE WARLOCK: With his sister clinging to life from a terrible curse, leader of the Order of the Black Oak and powerful warlock, Diesel Stanford will do anything to force his ex-girlfriend to return the one artifact that can save his sister, even commit betrayal. Caught by the powerful emotions she still stirs in him, will he choose family duty over the one chance he has at winning his soulmate back?

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bran m d stewartBRAN (FAE SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by M D Stewart

Josie Davis runs the Hogg Trough, a biker bar she inherited after her dad was sent to prison seven years ago for something he didn’t do, killing her mother. Josie is struggling to get past the loss of her parents when a gorgeous man walks into her bar. She is surprised at her strong reaction to Bran but used to guarding her heart, she won’t trust him enough to act on her attraction.

Bran St. Clair, King of the Fae, is drawn to a bar on the edge of a rural town, knowing the owner, Josie is his true mate. He needs to claim her, but his job is to search for outlaw Fae who escaped to the Earth Plane. His overwhelming need for Josie leads the murderous Fae traitor to her doorstep. There’s one man on Earth he trusts to help him; Michael Mato, the Chief and Lead Elder of the bear shifters and the only man Bran has ever loved.

When Bran needs his help to protect Josie, Michael is instantly drawn to her. After surviving the loss of his wife decades before, he’s overcome with his love for Bran, the need to guard Josie and his obligation of leading his tribe.
Will evil and old secrets tear them apart or draw them together?

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forgotten futureFORGOTTEN FUTURE by B A Cubbage

One woman, two brothers, and a three-headed dog?
Nora Litner has always felt like something was missing…calling to her if you will. But nothing of note really ever happens to her…until one day she meets two brothers who stand out above anyone she’s ever met before.
Wingville, California, is a great place to lead a relatively normal, college student life. Nora is getting by with a job as an assistant baker, a step lower than her dream job of pastry chef. She has two best friends who keep her life just interesting enough. But Nora will soon find out not everything is as it seems. The Wright brothers seem to know more about her hazy past than she does, and it won’t be long before she finds out the truth about the brothers who seem hell-bent on saving her from demons she did not even know she has.
Once the truth is revealed, Nora will have the fight of her life on her hands. Her existence is filled with things that just don’t exist…or she thought didn’t exist; but what does a mere mortal know?
Nora, Damian and Lucius Wright, and their allies have their work cut out as they try to figure out why the past never stays dead, why secrets are being kept, and the consequences of their journey together.

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gutter prayerTHE GUTTER PRAYER by Gareth Hanrahan

VS Note: Didn’t see any mention of romance but quite a different take on a fantasy world…

Enter a city of saints and thieves . . .
The city of Guerdon stands eternal. A refuge from the war that rages beyond its borders. But in the ancient tunnels deep beneath its streets, a malevolent power has begun to stir.
The fate of the city rests in the hands of three thieves. They alone stand against the coming darkness. As conspiracies unfold and secrets are revealed, their friendship will be tested to the limit. If they fail, all will be lost, and the streets of Guerdon will run with blood.
rosalines assassinROSALINE’S ASSASSIN (PANTHERS OF BRIGANTIA BOOK 2) by Lisa Daniels
Rosaline has followed the path of a high priestess almost since she was born. Everyone seems to see her as a future high priestess, but she has never been certain if that was the right path for herself. The more she tries to accept it, the more certain she is that it isn’t the right future.

Ignacio is skilled well beyond his years, and even more than most assassins. The prowess he displays on the field does not translate into his personal life, making it difficult for others to treat him like the professional he is. He doesn’t mind the other assassins treating him like that, but there is one person whom he desperately wants to see him in another light.

While they can help each other, they both know that they are looking for something more than either will admit.

nebulousNEBULOUS (ORDER OF THE FALLEN BOOK 2) by Jenna Wolfhart
Whoops. Turns out I wasn’t so good at the whole “resist the seductive fallen angels” thing. Now, I’m stuck on earth and I’ve become a full-fledged member of the Order of the Fallen.

Our first task? Find the amulet that was used to open a portal to hell. And then close said portal pronto. If we don’t succeed, an entire host of demons will be unleashed upon humanity. Looks like my fellow angel warriors (or friends…or, dare I hope, lovers?) and I have our work cut out for us.

hod kingTHE HOD KING (BOOKS OF BABEL BOOK 3) by Josiah Bancroft 
VS Note: I included this based on the reviews, seems to be quite a complex series that readers get deeply engrossed in. Not a romance.
Fearing an uprising, the Sphinx sends Senlin to investigate a plot that has taken hold in the ringdom of Pelphia. Alone in the city, Senlin infiltrates a bloody arena where hods battle for the public’s entertainment. But his investigation is quickly derailed by a gruesome crime and an unexpected reunion.
Posing as a noble lady and her handmaid, Voleta and Iren attempt to reach Marya, who is isolated by her fame. While navigating the court, Voleta attracts the unwanted attention of a powerful prince whose pursuit of her threatens their plan.
Edith, now captain of the Sphinx’s fierce flagship, joins forces with a fellow wakeman to investigate the disappearance of a beloved friend. She must decide who to trust as her desperate search brings her nearer to the Black Trail where the hods climb in darkness and whisper of the Hod King.
As Senlin and his crew become further dragged in to the conspiracies of the Tower, everything falls to one question: Who is The Hod King?
crystal queenTHE CRYSTAL QUEEN (KINGDOMS OF SKY AND SHADOW BOOK 3) by  Lidiya Foxglove
Just as I’m learning to embrace my fate and grow into a strong queen, the unthinkable has occurred. Two of my men are in the hands of the enemy, and the Queen of the Mist Dragons loves to corrupt and maim her captives. Even as I bear new life within me, I don’t know if my mates will live to see them. But I am prepared to fight for what I love, any way I can. The greatest danger, however, might be much closer.
kingdom of copperTHE KINGDOM OF COPPER: A NOVEL (THE DAEVABAD TRILOGY BOOK 2) by S A Chakraborty
VS Note: Another non-romance fantasy whose readers seem to adore it, based on the reviews.

Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.

Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she’s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family—and one misstep will doom her tribe..

Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid—the unpredictable water spirits—have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried.

And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad’s towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. It’s a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates . . . and one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve.

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ship of smoke and steelSHIP OF SMOKE AND STEEL (THE WELL OF SORCERY TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Django Wexler

In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, eighteen-year-old ward boss Isoka enforces the will of her criminal masters with the power of Melos, the Well of Combat. The money she collects goes to keep her little sister living in comfort, far from the bloody streets they grew up on.

When Isoka’s magic is discovered by the government, she’s arrested and brought to the Emperor’s spymaster, who sends her on an impossible mission: steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship—a ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister’s life is forfeit.

On board Soliton, nothing is as simple as it seems. Isoka tries to get close to the ship’s mysterious captain, but to do it she must become part of the brutal crew and join their endless battles against twisted creatures. She doesn’t expect to have to contend with feelings for a charismatic fighter who shares her combat magic, or for a fearless princess who wields an even darker power.

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falling for the feral professorFALLING FOR THE FERAL PROFESSOR by Amalia Altman

The only pleasure in Emily Fenton’s mundane life was spending all of her free time with her nose in a book. But soon enough all that changes for our English teacher! When the head of the university’s biology department falls mysteriously ill and disappears from the campus, everything is about to get upside down. When she meets his replacement, a man by the name of Lukas Elmbridge, she has a strange feeling about him. But when she’s called for help, will she be ready to face the reality?

Lukas Elmbridge is not only a solitary man, but his past is completely veiled in mystery. He certainly enjoys his job as a teacher but this pleasure was not his ulterior motive when he decided to take the position in the university’s biology department. Everything was perfectly planned but Emily was a variable he hadn’t calculated. As Lucas grows closer to Emily, strange things begin to happen on the campus; attacks by mysterious beasts, rumors of men shot by silver bullets. Will he be able to hide his real identity in order to keep her safe? Or is it too late?

As their feelings for one another become hard to ignore, Emily is drawn into a world where the supernatural is all too real – and dangerous. Can she shed her disbelief, or will Lukas’ dark secrets come to haunt both of them?

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cronins key iv kennardCRONIN’S KEY IV: KENNARD’S STORY BY N R WALKER

Kennard and Stas have been enjoying being newly bonded mates, hidden away for the last six months in Stas’ cabin, deep in the forests of Northern Russia. When they get a visit from Alec, Cronin, Eiji, and Jodis, Kennard and Stas decide to return to London where they get news of a supernatural disturbance in India.

Excited for a new adventure, the band of friends embark on a journey like they’ve never seen before. Following a trail of snakes and serpents, they slip through gates into timeless dimensions all over the world, leaving them without their vampire powers. Even Alec is powerless as they follow a trail of gates and doorways to their final destination.

But the bad guy isn’t who they think it is, and Kennard will need to draw on his past to save their future. Because history is never what it seemS.

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saved by her wolfSAVED BY HER WOLF (SILVERWOOD ISLAND SHIFTERS) by Maia Starr

When Ginny Whitlock married who she thought was her Prince Charming, she never expected to fall in love with his two children as well. But now she’d be willing to put her life on the line to protect them, even if it means fleeing to a cozy fixer-upper on the banks of Silverwood Island to escape the wrath of her former husband.

Luckily for her the cottage comes with a repairman that is beyond drop dead gorgeous. With a body sculpted like a Greek god and a charm that intoxicates her from the get-go, Zander is definitely no ordinary man. But there’s one problem: he keeps saying he’s a wolf, and won’t stop claiming her and her children as his own. It’s insane!

But Ginny’s pursuer isn’t about to simply give up on hunting her down, and Zander could very well be the one thing standing between Ginny and her ex-husband. When Ginny is forced to confront the demons of her past, Zander will finally release the snarling wolf inside. It’s do or die, and Zander won’t rest until Ginny is safe in his arms.

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dragon engagedDRAGON ENGAGED (THE COVERT DRAGONS BOOK 3) by Viola Grace

After finding out where she actually came from, Trin is now trying to hide from the family who wants her genes for analysis and who wants her aunt Meadra back.
Hiding in Breaker City works for a while, but when kidnappers and assassins threaten those who have tried to keep them safe, Trin decides that a return to the capitol is what she needs. She knows where everything is and how to defend herself in the place she grew up. Hiding with friends is far superior to hiding alone.
Apraxa is back from the sea kingdom, and she has no inclination to return for the present. Her mother is abusive, and her fiancé is a bit of a jerk. She joins their merry band and heads out with them to the dragon ball. If she can’t get over her fiancé, perhaps there is another dragon who would do as well.
Meadra needs a mate for security, Apraxa needs one to spite her fiancé, and Trin is going to destroy any dragoness who gets near Brommin before she can. That nerd is hers!

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crimes of cupidityCRIMES OF CUPIDITY (HEART HASSLE BOOK 3) by Raven Kennedy

What do you get when you have four mates, one psychotic prince, a horde of rebels, and a cupid who just got yanked out of the realm?

A big freaking problem, that’s what.

I was supposed to take on my first real mission as a spy. I was supposed to go find my missing mate and discover who our real allies are for the war that’s brewing in the fae realm.

Instead, I’m thrown back to where I was first created. Cupidville. And, judging by the look I’m getting from the Head of all Cupidity, and the big Terminate button that he’s holding, this problem is about to get much worse.

The thing is, I’m more of a lover than a fighter, but when it has to do with staying with my mates, this cupid might just cut a bitch. I’ve waited my entire existence to find love, and now that I have it, I’m not going to give it up without a fight.

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heaven is a haremHEAVEN IS A HAREM BOOK 1 by Kim Faulks

The blinding light of Heaven is no salvation. Its white walls, my prison, its gate, the entrance to my cell. But I don’t belong here. I never have.

Four Archangels took me from my bed at the Convent of Heavenly Christos. They chained my hands and feet and carried me on broad backs, with mammoth wings beating the air into submission.

They brought me here, because of a secret I cannot remember. A secret so powerful it’ll start a war between Heaven and Hell. So I do the only thing I can. I run.

And as I hide in the darkness, afraid of the light, I start to remember…and what rises to the surface fills me with terror. Archangel Michael and his warriors hunt me through Harbor City’s streets, but when they capture me, they’ll find themselves caught between love and truth. Why was I confined to Heaven? And why were they tasked to bring me back?

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bears fake brideBEAR’S FAKE BRIDE (SHIFTER MARRIAGE SERVICE BOOK 2) by Sky Winters

I’m an omega bear shifter. I am weak and worthless. My only value is to make cubs for my alpha. At least, that is how my pack sees me.
But I don’t see myself that way…
And now that I have refused to mate and marry Cullen, the alpha of our pack, my only hope is to run. Straight into the arms of a fake marriage with a mysterious rancher. It’s just a business deal between shifters. How hard could it be? Besides, how could my new life possibly be more dangerous than my last?

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alphas chaseTHE ALPHA’S CHASE: HOWLS ROMANCE by Milly Taiden and Marianne Morea

Cecily Montgomery can’t believe the terms of her father’s will. Marry within a year and produce an heir, or lose everything. The pressure is on to find a hot young stud who’ll help her out with a couple of orgasms that will lead to an offspring. Easy peasy, right? Where’s the vodka when she needs it?

Chase Villarreal isn’t looking for marriage, but when the sexiest woman he’s ever laid eyes on needs rescuing, he finds himself saying ‘I do’. She’s a handful and totally out of his league, but none of that matters because now she’s his.

When danger comes calling and his wife’s life is at risk, Chase is ready to show anyone he’ll protect what’s his. But will Cecily give up her for fortune for a lifetime with him or will terror strike before they get to their happily ever after?

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hanged maidenTHE HANGED MAIDEN (RISE OF THE ASH GODS BOOK 1) by Cara Wylde

This was never supposed to happen.

When Valentina’s coven is attacked and she’s the only survivor, she saves the Suit of Spades, which she is sworn to protect, and flees. Thank Goddess there’s a solid protocol in place! All she needs to do is find the Major Arcana, and Keepers who are more powerful and experienced than her will take over from there and protect the Mysteries of the Tarot.

Or not.

What happens when half of the Major Arcana is destroyed? Valentina doesn’t know. There are no protocols. No precedent. She’s lost, but the good news is she’s not alone. She can count of her best friend, Piper, a hobgoblin who decided to follow them, and now on this handsome, hot as sin guy who claims he’s Loki himself, the God of Mischief.

It could have been worse.

Oh, wait! It’s going to be. Because in order to save the Tarot, Valentina will soon have to deal with even more gods. And, it is known, gods are impossible to work with! Mainly, because they hate each other. One witch to convince nine powerful gods to play nice?

Unlikely.

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alphas secret bear shifter mmaALPHA’S SECRET: A BEAR SHIFTER MMA ROMANCE by Renee Rose and Lee Savino

Grizz: I’m the ultimate predator. I live by a code. Hunt or be hunted. Kill or be killed.

Then I meet her. The second I catch her scent, I know she was meant for me. She was born to wear my mark and I was born to protect her.
She belonged to my enemy until I took her. He wants her back. He’ll wage war to get her, but no one’s taking her from me.
She’s mine, and I’m not letting her go.

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mated to the packMATED TO THE PACK by Sam Crescent

Lucia is running for her life. Human hunters have destroyed her pack, and she has been ordered to run, to survive. She runs for two days straight without stopping—until she ends up crashing right into Luther Knight’s arms.

The Knight pack has five men, bound by their loyalty to each other, with Luther being their alpha, the strongest of them all. He knows what it’s like to be at the mercy of the human hunters and has vowed to kill all humans on his lands.

With Lucia in his arms, he knows she belongs to him, and not only does she belong to him, but she is the female for all of them. Even with the danger that surrounds them, they know what they want, and Lucia feels it, too.

However, the humans are closing in, and Luther’s desire for revenge, his need to kill every single one of them, grows. When Lucia says it’s her or the hunters, she is shocked when he tells her he doesn’t do ultimatums and walks away.

The hunters are close. Will the Knight pack make it out alive, or die at the hands of the monsters intent on abusing them?

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haunt me bone daddy book 2HAUNT ME (BONE DADDY BOOK 2) by R G Alexander

VS Note: A re-release

Michelle Toussaint left New Orleans to protect her heart. Years later, she’s come home to escape the darkness that haunts her. A darkness only she can see. The last thing she needs is a Loa following her around, looking for attention and determined to play matchmaker with the one man she can’t touch.

Ben Adair has been waiting for Michelle for years, but every time he comes close to mending what was broken between them, his beautiful artist runs in the other direction. He’s done keeping his distance. When he gets his hands on her, he’ll never let her go again.

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escaping mortalityESCAPING MORTALITY (THE ESCAPE TRILOGY BOOK 3) by Sara Dobie Bauer

Their ocean journey was successful, and Andrew and Edmund found an Elder just in time. As they wished, Edmund is now a vampire like Andrew. They have eternity together, but first, they must visit Edmund’s ailing mother in the English countryside with their flock of immortals, including the Elder, who has taken an ominous liking to his new creation.

When they arrive at Edmund’s family estate, his sick mother and her loathsome best friend await them. While ducking religious curses, Edmund struggles to harness an unexpected power gifted him by the Elder. Andrew fears for his beloved as Edmund becomes more and more monstrous—but vampires have always been monsters, haven’t they?

A battle is coming, for Edmund’s heart and his soul, and Andrew will lose neither. He escaped island exile and a near tragedy at sea to be with Edmund, the beautiful young sailor he loves. Andrew will do anything to keep Edmund by his side, but his most dangerous adversary may be Edmund himself.

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fanges and felonsFANGS AND FELONS (LEAGUE OF GUARDIANS BOOK 3 ) by V A Dold

Bullets are flying, and Sheena Savoy is running out of places to hide. In the wrong place at the wrong time, her boss wants her silenced—permanently.
Xander Beck, a vampire with the League of Guardians, is on a mission to rescue a witch in trouble with the mob. What he expected to be a routine mission quickly becomes anything but. How can he protect the blasted witch if he can’t catch up to her?
On the run from the mob and dogged every step of the way by a shadowy group of men they can’t seem to shake, Marshal Benoit is running out of options. Come hell or high water, he will get his witness to safety.
There’s a mole at WITSEC, and as far as Sheena knows, the only person standing between her and a bullet is a Marshal she met only days ago. That is until she comes face to face with Xander and things become exponentially more dangerous as they make a mad dash for the Le Beau Ranch. She prays she will find safety there.

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warrior nightsWARRIOR NIGHTS (ODIN’S BASTARDS BOOK 2) by Sheryl Nantus

Liam Wolfson, the professional assassin, is dead. His new persona, Jack Hammerson, lives in a small town in Colorado, happy helping out as many of the townsfolk as he can. It’s his way of working toward some kind of redemption for his sins. Until one night when an amnesiac woman falls into his arms, calling out his old name…

Kara remembers nothing about her previous life, only brief glimpses of an old lover and their time together… but she knows her fate is entwined with Liam’s. Then there’s the familiarity with all things Valkyrie and Valhalla. She worries she might be going crazy.

Liam has worked hard to hide all traces of his old life, but Kara rips old wounds open as their old feelings for each other come rushing back. But it’s not just Kara who’s come to town looking for answers. When mercenaries arrive looking for Liam, he’ll need Kara to remember what she’s capable of if either of them is going to survive.

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trialpha 6TRIALPHA (THE TRIALPHA CHRONICLES BOOK 6) by Serena Akeroyd

Armageddon was supposed to mean the end of the world.
Instead, it means the end of everything humans thought they knew to be real…

Thalia Lyndhoven, until recently, was a Pack Princess. Not exactly spoiled, she was barely tolerated by anyone in her family, until an Elder came along and told her fathers, the leaders of the North American Pack, that she was at the center of a prophecy.

Along the way, she’s found her three mates, learned of the existence of three new races, and has discovered that the Devil is real, and his name isn’t Lucifer, but Vulcun, and he doesn’t have a tail or horns.

Life couldn’t be more complicated, and Thalia finds herself the Queen in a time of great change for two worlds. But with change comes anger, and anger can lead to violence. Can Thalia keep her family safe in this most troubling of times?

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a curse so dark and lonelyA CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY by Brigid Kemmerer

Fall in love, break the curse.It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom. A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

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LadyoftheNileFinalVS Note/Update: I turned KIERCE, book 7 of my scifi romance Badari Warriors series, in to the editor, so it’s looking good for a March release. Now I’m worked on an ancient Egyptian paranormal romance, the much requested sequel to LADY OF THE NILE, which will tell the story of  Nikaire the Medjai and Merneith the harpist. 

Tuya, a high ranking lady-in-waiting at Pharaoh’s court, lives a life of luxury, pageantry and boredom. Khian, a brave and honorable officer from the provinces temporarily re-assigned to Thebes, catches her eye at a gold of valor ceremony. As the pair are thrown together by circumstances, she finds herself unaccountably attracted to this man so unlike the haughty nobles she’s used to. But a life with Khian would mean leaving the court and giving up all that she’s worked so hard to attain. As she goes about her duties, Tuya struggles with her heart’s desires. 

When Tuya is lured into a dangerous part of Thebes by her disgraced half-brother and kidnapped by unknown enemies of Egypt, Khian becomes her only hope. Pharaoh assigns him to bring the lady home. 

Aided by the gods, Khian races into the desert on the trail of the elusive kidnappers, hoping to find Tuya before it’s too late. Neither of them has any idea of the dark forces arrayed against them, nor the obstacles to be faced. An ancient evil from the long gone past wants to claim Tuya for its own purposes and won’t relinquish her easily. 

Can Khian find her in time? Will he and his uncanny allies be able to prevent her death? And if the couple escapes and reaches safety, what of their fledgling romance?

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entire series canva updated jan 2019

 

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

January 23

January 16

January 9

January 2

December 26

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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You May Be Surprised Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m taking snippets from my most recently released scifi romance GABE: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the next book in the award winning series. (I’m hard at work on KIERCE by the way…)

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.

If you haven’t read any of my Badari Warriors books, here’s the background:

Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens. 

The excerpt – follows directly after last week’s where Keshara says not all the Khagrish are the mutual enemy, implying there might be some good ones…

Her answer surprised him, and a small alarm sounded in the back of Gabe’s head. He refuted her remark firmly and with no doubt, “Every single one I ever met.”

“You may be surprised,” she said, stretching and then sitting straight, “Try to sleep now, if you can. The hiking tomorrow will be hard going for a man with your injuries. I’m not sure how far we’ll have to go before we meet those who’ll be tracking me.”

“You’re a fugitive?” He didn’t know why the fact surprised him. Based on his experiences on this planet so far, any Badari not in captivity would have to be on the run. On the other hand, she clearly was from some facility unlike any other known to his allies or himself.

“Of sorts.” She settled more comfortably against the wall of the den and drank from her water bottle, “I committed no crime, except for leaving the Retreat – we’re not allowed to roam.”

His suspicions, ever close to the surface on this hell world, flared anew, “You’re not planning to turn me over to the Khagrish are you?

gabe badari warriorsThe blurb for GABE: 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.

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday January 23

warlord skyAs 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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WARLORD SKY (CHAMELE BARBARIAN WARLORDS BOOK 1) by Cynthia Sax

VS Note: Always exciting to have a new book from Cynthia Sax and also that it’s the beginning of a new series! One clicked this…

No one grounds a barbarian warrior.

Qulpa, a Chamele warrior, lost everyone he loved in the brutal Succession Wars. Flying is the only thing that brings him joy. Serving as his team’s pilot is the sole duty he has left. Then a horrific crash leaves him injured and unable to fly.

The one being who can help him is also his gerel, the female destined to be his. She insists she doesn’t feel their connection. Qulpa is certain his beautiful mate is lying and nothing will stop him from finding out why.

Nayan knows the injured barbarian is her warrior, her one chance at a forever bond. His dominance makes her feel safe. His gentle touch inflames her passion. His kisses scorch her very soul. The tall muscular male tempts her as no one else has.

But she has a deadly secret. If it’s exposed, her injured male will lose more than his ability to fly. Both of them will die. She can’t take that risk, not for him, not for them, not for a lifespan filled with love.

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teslaTESLA: STARGAZER ALIEN BRIDES BOOK 2 by Tasha Black

VS Note: I loved TOLSTOY, the first book in this new series so I one clicked this one.

Raina yearns for a chance to discover new things in the galaxy, just like the famous explorers she read about as a child back on Earth. But Leif Erikkson and Magellan didn’t have to deal with the pressure of a tough-as-nails pirate captain demanding results, or the distraction of a hot-as-hell alien shadowing her every move. Raina spends her days dreaming of exploring new worlds, and her nights resisting the temptation to explore her budding desires.

Nick has just awoken from stasis to find himself alone on the luxury cruiser he was hired to defend. He’s looking for answers, but finds something he never expected – his blood mate. Raina is brave and beautiful, and Nick burns for her from the moment he sees her. But it’s hard to trust a human, especially when she is only onboard to steal things.

When a hostile creature attacks, the two must team up to get themselves to safety, and their growing attraction reaches the boiling point.

And then they discover a baby whose DNA could change the new world.

Can a baby in a stasis pod rein in Raina’s wanderlust, and give Nick the impetus to trust her? Or are they all going down with the ship?

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nightingaleNIGHTINGALE: THE APPRENTICE VOLUME 6 (THE TWELVE SYSTEMS CHRONICLES) by E G Manetti

With only a season and half left to her bond, Lilian’s enemies are becoming desperate, and those who would see her fail seek any infraction, no matter how minor, to deny her bond proof. Haunted by the memory of the Serengeti fallen and her actions in eradicating the Despoilers, Lilian struggles to retain her discipline for the final five months of her apprenticeship. With her actions in the battle of Serengeti proving her valor and loyalty beyond doubt, only the honor proof remains – adherence to the rigid and complex Apprentice Protocol. Although few within Serengeti will challenge her bond proof, throughout the Twelve Systems, those who wagered against her are facing penury and will stop at nothing to keep her from surviving.

With Damocles and Despoilers defeated, Lucius’ power with Serengeti and the Third System is uncontested. Determined to advance his ambitions, Lucius lays plans for a triumphant launch of his revolutionary stellar exploration vehicle, the Nightingale. As he prepares to depart for Fortuna, a new threat appears in the form of a charismatic prelate who rouses the populace against Bright Star and Lilian’s role the venture. The prelate will prove but the first among many determined to thwart him through any means, including his notorious apprentice.

When thousands gather on Fortuna for the historical launch of the Nightingale into orbit, Lilian finds herself treading a blade’s edge as she attempts to adhere to the Apprentice Protocol among adversaries who are increasingly desperate and bold. Planned as a celebration of Serengeti achievement, the Fortuna voyage becomes a nightmare where she is faced with deadly opponents intent on her destruction.

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warriors of phaeton hixWARRIORS OF PHAETON: HIX by Leora Gonzales

VS Note: From December

Maggie never had any intention of getting mixed up with the Bridal Pact, the Phaeton’s, or all the crap that came with volunteering for the government’s mail-order bride program. She was perfectly content inside her little bubble. She had her handmade jewelry business and her beloved rescue dog, and she was the honorary auntie to the cutest kid in existence. There is no way she was about to rock the boat by getting involved in any Phaeton business. None whatsoever.

Unfortunately, the Verge didn’t get that memo. Thinking she knows more than she actually does about the recent attack on the Bridal Pact’s Intake Center, they took it upon themselves to tie her up as one of their loose ends.  Literally. A glaring testament to her rotten luck.

A warrior who only wanted to right his wrongs….Hix, a newly christened Verge warrior, realized he made a mistake the minute he left his Phaeton brothers behind when he defected. With regrets heavy in his chest, he tries to make the best of a bad situation while struggling with his new identity. Plans change, however, when he’s tricked into participating into the abduction of an innocent human female.

Enthralled with the raspy-voiced captive, Hix knows that he will do anything to keep her safe. Working to save not only themselves, but others, Hix and Maggie are unable to deny the chemistry between them.

As a firm believer in fate, Hix knows that they are exactly where they are supposed to be…now he must convince his future bride that she belongs with him.

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seducer athionSEDUCER: PLANET ATHION SERIES (EQUINOX BOOK THREE) by Lily Harlem

Having a stowaway Trad stare at me with hunger, lust, and determination in his eyes was enough to make my blood boil.

It really didn’t go down well with my four men either–Anki and Hurin, sexy, blue-skinned aliens, and Gavyn and Mateo, skilled pilot and copilot of Equinox.

They’re very protective and very possessive. They’re also all mine. Their hearts and bodies belong to me. Okay, so sometimes they push me to extremes–all that desire and testosterone is a lot for a girl to handle–but I was never one to throw in the towel as soon as the going got tough.

So when one of the things I love most in the universe is lost and push comes to shove, it’s time to get real. Twists of fate have a habit of becoming tangled in space. When things go wrong…they go wrong fast. Can I hold it together? Will my men, my crew, be up to the job? And will the two Space Marshalls be honest about their relationship…a relationship that is so much more than it first appears?

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dzias dilemmaD’ZIA’S DILEMMA (AN ALIEN EXCHANGE BOOK 2) by Keri Kruspe

Lora Dharma Callahan excitedly agrees to leave Earth to attend “The Exchange” and meet the alien mate of her dreams. Instead of finding true love, she’s forcibly kidnapped and held captive by an alien lunatic who plans to take over the galaxy. He’s going to use her to create a serum that will ultimately enslave every human female on Earth. But no emperor wannabe is going to keep this girl down. Lora will find a way to save not only herself, but her planet as well.

Duke D’zia Yaq E’etu, cousin to the crown prince of Zerin, suspects a malicious plot to overthrow the galactic government. When the opportunity arises to insinuate himself in the suspected traitor’s stronghold, he doesn’t hesitate to use his infiltration skills. While there, he encounters Lora, whom he soon recognizes as his TrueBond. The only problem…she’s imprisoned and scheduled for experiments that will destroy her.

Now D’zia has a hard choice to make. Should he stay and get the proof he needs to prevent a narcissistic megalomaniac from taking over the galactic government…or escape with the only female he can claim as his own?

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alien princes secret babyALIEN PRINCE’S SECRET BABY (OLYMPIA STATION BOOK 2) IN THE STARS ROMANCE by Aurelia Skye

As the second-in-command of Olympus Station, Captain Hadley Wells is usually too focused on her career to worry about romance. That changes with the arrival of Prince Nykal of Jroj, a planet that’s recently joined the Coalition. Their attraction is immediate and fierce, but too many rules separate them to let them have more than one stolen night. The night is amazing, but has far-reaching consequences. Add in the ambassador determined to keep Nykal from her by any means, and it’s a complicated mess that needs a solution before the secret she carries is visible to all.

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aliens obsessionTHE ALIEN’S OBSESSION (WARRIORS OF LUXIRIA BOOK 6) by Zoey Draven

On Earth, Lainey was the beautiful girl, from a wealthy family, that enthralled thousands of people with her gift of music…a girl who had everything. Or so it seemed…and then she was abducted by aliens. When she’s rescued from an intergalactic fighting ring by Luxirians—huge, pierced, seven-foot tall alien warriors—Lainey lashes out and rebels when taken to their home planet. And when she hears that Luxirians have something inside them that comes alive for their mate? No, thank you—beam her up, Scotty!

Too bad she’s too nosy for her own good and stumbles into the path of an overbearing, dominant alien who demands her complete surrender.

Ambassador Kirov, the Prime Leader’s technology advisor, is a fierce warrior with an unparalleled intelligence that makes him even deadlier. Battling demons of his own, the last thing he expects is to catch a human female, with hair the color of fire and a body that makes him burn, spying on him late at night. When his Instinct awakens for her Kirov knows he will have to fight to win his little hellion, who tempts his darkest desires and challenges him at every turn.

But he’s running out of time and he’ll have to do something drastic to win her heart, her mind…and her body. Or else he loses her forever.

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alien commanders reluctant brideALIEN COMMANDER’S RELUCTANT BRIDE by Juno Wells

Kearney -Draconian Warriors are not only drop dead gorgeous, they’re more accommodating than any other species. My younger sister and I have signed contracts with the Draconians and they’re waiting for us to choose a mate, but I can’t focus on that right now.

Kendra and I joined the bride’s registry for the dowry, enough to feed our family for year. It’s good, but Earth is dying and I’ve got an idea to help them for a lot longer. I trust the Draconians, but not with my secret plan to get supplies to our family. There’s nothing in it for them.

Our crafty Commander always has his eyes on me. I worry the handsome devil has figured out my plan. All my bad dreams have been replaced with erotic ones. I can’t look him in the eye because he’s been the star in every single one of them…(much more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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fire in his veinsFIRE IN HIS VEINS: A POST APOCALYPTIC DRAGON ROMANCE (FIREBLOOD DRAGONS BOOK 6) by Ruby Dixon

I’ve wanted Andrea since the moment I saw her.

But she’s human. I’m drakoni. The only way I’ll stay sane and not lose myself to the madness that’s swept over my people is if I keep my mental walls strong. I have to give up everything that makes me a dragon. That means no telepathy, no fire breathing, and no battle form.

I certainly can’t take a mate. Andrea can’t be mine.

When her brother escapes the fort, though, she needs help tracking him down. That means I’ll be alone with her, breathing in her sweet scent, and it may be too much for my control.

What happens if I give in to my dragon? Will I take her as my mate…or tear her throat out?

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conquering his queenCONQUERING HIS QUEEN (ZALARYN CONQUERORS BOOK 1) by Viki Storm

Vano – This planet, it’s primitive even by human standards. But it’s mine—including the feisty young queen who’s in way over her head.
Because once I see her run out onto the battlefield, about to risk it all for her people, I have to save her. I have to conquer her. I have to own her.
She thinks she’s using me, thinks she can strut around and wrap me around her little finger. How wrong she is.
Conquering this planet is just a job for me. Subdue and evacuate the human population. And that includes her, no matter how bad I want to keep her…

BRYN – I’m not sure how I ended up the queen of this isolated planet, but here I am. One problem after another. When I think it can’t get any worse, we’re invaded by huge, savage aliens…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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alphas desireALPHA’S DESIRE (ALPHA OMEGA FORCE BOOK 1) by Christa Tomlinson

An Alpha Yearning for His Chosen Mate – Star Officer Tony Alvarez protects his galaxy along with the rest of the 29th Star Squadron. But deep space can be lonely, and Tony longs to share his love and passion with a mate. Many omegas would jump at the chance to bond with the virile alpha. But Tony desires only one, his best friend, and the one man he can’t have.

An Omega Newly Awakened to Passion -When it comes to mating, Star Officer Rashan Grove doesn’t trust alphas. He’s repressed his omega nature for years, choosing instead to focus on his career as an elite fighter pilot. Now that he’s experiencing his first heat in a decade, he turns to the alpha who has always been by his side for help.

With a gentle touch and passionate embrace, Tony guides Rashan through nights of passion hotter than an exploding star. Unfortunately, when the heat clears, Rashan retreats behind a wall built from lifelong fears. How will Tony convince Rashan to embrace the bond between them before their shot at love is lost to the stars?

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endless kate rudolphENDLESS (DETYEN WARRIORS BOOK 5) by Kate Rudolph

There’s only one woman for this playboy…Alien warrior Dryce NaFeen makes no secret of his love of all of Earth’s delights. He’s slept his way through half of the city, and when he’s not preparing to face his upcoming battles, he’s dancing the night away with humans looking for a good time and ignoring his impending doom. A chance sighting on one of those nights out gives Dryce a hope he never dared wish for, and despite the looming threat to the planet, he’s sure he can claim his newly found mate in no time.

She’s got no time for players…Since her father left and her mother died, Peyton Cho has dedicated her life to two things: protecting her sister, and learning about alien tech. And the aliens are so much easier to understand, even if she wants to stay as far away from one alien who wouldn’t know the meaning of commitment if it punched him in the face. When a project puts her in the path of Dryce NaFeen, it’s only the fact that the fate of the world is at stake that keeps her from quitting on the spot.

Running out of time…Hostile forces have a planet killing weapon, and it will take an alien warrior and a scientist to rescue the planet from certain doom. Boundaries and determination will be tested, and two people from different worlds must learn to work together and trust in a bond that neither of them expected, or everything will be lost.

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still watersSTILL WATERS (WINGS OF ARTEMIS BOOK 9) by Rebecca Royce

A smile can hide secrets…Amber Delacroix Chen survived the hellish Evander bombing of Oceania to escape to The Farm. On the run from a miserable, unloved, and abused existence, she starts over. Safe amongst friends and family, she studies to be a doctor and to help in the war effort. Life at The Farm is often fraught with danger, but she’s faced worse.

A smile can hide pain… The need to reclaim one part of her past brings a fleet to their doorstep. Amari Chen, the negotiator and businessman, the one who leads. Hunter Chen, the engineer, the one who fixes things. Shane Chen, the scientist, the one who heals. Her husbands have come to claim their wife and they will not let anything stand in their way, even if it means confronting their own failures. Still waters run deep in the Chen family, but their love for Amber runs deeper.
War is coming for them all…

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good deedsGOOD DEEDS by Kathryn Moon

Nötchka Uumian, solo-scavenger and pilot, only came to Bandalier for business. But when her first ever heat cycle hits, she has two choices: get off the planet or find somewhere safe to ride out the heatburns. Determined to never end up mated and trapped in a kitchen, she heads into the Droid district. You can’t mate if the other person isn’t an organic right?

Low on funds and preparing for weeks of sexual stupor, Nötchka finds herself in the Nuts in Bolts, a nearly deserted Cozy House with a handful of older models, two of which aren’t even servicing. But the owner, Proto model Avan-8, is willing to trade sex for repairs and Nötchka is desperate. Everything will stay simple with droids… or it would if she didn’t end up liking them all so much. If she can just make it through her heat without too many feelings, avoid the pack of Dendärys males that seem determined to catch her, and figure out why women are going missing, it will all work out.

It’s definitely not vekking working out.

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coveting avaCOVETING AVA: A XENO SAPIENS NOVEL (GENETICALLY ALTERED HUMANS BOOK 7) by Rena Marks

Covet is the first Xeno Sapien to reproduce on his own. He’s never had a mate—until his newly hired nanny, Ava, catches his eye.

Ava works at Xenia despite the mandatory implant that erases her brain should she ever leave the safety of the gate. She never expects to be kidnapped and forced into amnesia involuntarily.

When she’s rescued by one of her own kidnappers, she has a choice of continuing her love with her gorgeous human rescuer—or re-learning life with the sexy Xeno Sapien whose name and image she can’t recall.

And then she discovers the baby girl who calls her momma.

* The story behind the series: When futuristic Earth finds alien DNA and creates a new species of hybrids in hidden labs, Dr. Robyn Saraven helps the “creatures” escape. She uses her connections to establish their own city on Earth-Ground where they can learn, grow, and avoid the corruption and greed that created them. *

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cat shifters of aaidar endingsCAT SHIFTERS OF AAIDAR: ENDINGS by Laney Kaye and Christine Wilder

Jag: Like the rest of my band-of-brothers, my guns, fangs, and claws are for hire-but I have a reputation for caution. Pragmatism. Methodology. The Cap, Herc, relies on me for my prudence. But now, with the world collapsing around us and danger pressing in on every side, I’m crazy in lust with Aren, the leader of the Refugees. For the first time, caution seems over-rated.

I don’t know what the Hells is going on. Jaguarkin don’t bond. We mate. Rut to produce offspring. Then move on. So why does this feel like more than that? I can’t afford to allow a distraction in the form of one little human. One mysterious, desirable woman with the ability to rock my world. And, if I don’t handle it right, rock all the worlds.

Aren: My life has been dedicated to one mission: to kill my father. After that, I’ll die, either in a Regime prison, or from my own pair-blade-fulfilling a promise to follow my dead husband, Tracin, to his grave. When Herc & Maya and the crew need someone to infiltrate the Regime army and steal a communicator they need to contact the Aaidarian government, I see my chance. Jag will go with me, pretending to be Tracin. Which means he’ll need surgical alterations, and he won’t be able to shift or his disguise will be revealed.

And I’ll have to have sex with him to ignite the blades. Shouldn’t be too bad, right? A quick round in bed in exchange for a chance to finally see this through. Except, one touch from Jag sets my skin on fire. And I’m falling for him fast. How will I satisfy my Dragarian pair-blade’s thirst for my blood if I’m bondmated with Jag?

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chief alphaCHIEF ALPHA: WILDS OF WYNMERE by Jamie Petit

Merrick – Admiral of the astronautical fleet, his job was plan the invasion. His duty was to forget his broken heart. None of that included getting captured. And it definitely didn’t include falling in love with the alien who was planning to kill him.

Canthor –  Leader of the resistance, bent on ushering in the final war. His job was to end the life of the Earth admiral with the famed blade Tyllrn. He was not supposed to find empathy. And he was never, ever supposed to touch the human. Never fall in love. Never begin to think that maybe—just maybe—a human could be his mate.

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the seedingTHE SEEDING by Stefany White

Our world is at war, nothing new about that and our resources are disappearing. We are polluting our world and that is just the norm. Then an alien warrior race comes to Earth, from a distant universe. Like our planet, they’ve been at war and have decimated their resources. They are a race of twin males. They are hunting for women to seed a new planet, where they can rebuild. Earth does not want to share, and after the destruction of earth. Women must choose to stay on a planet with dangerous gangs and starvation or they must choose to live with aliens, and take twin husbands. These men are unknown and so different. Can these women adapt? If they stay, it is certain death, if they leave, there is life, but an unknown life. Can they find love with these strange men, not of their world? How will their lives play out on a new alien planet? Kali, Summer, Jordan and Niobe become friends on the alien ship. Their friendship will keep them strong as they explore and learn to love their new world and their men.

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undying amie kaufmanUNDYING (AN UNEARTHED NOVEL) by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

VS Note: Not sure there’s romance…

Trapped aboard the Undying’s ancient spaceship and reeling from what they’ve learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger humanity’s greed has unleashed. From the mountains of Spain to the streets of Prague, the sequel to Unearthed is a white-knuckle ride that will send readers hurtling back to earth, and leave them breathless until the last page.

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the dreamersTHE DREAMERS by Karen Thompson Walker

VS Note: This came out last week but I waited to list it until I’d read it. It’s NOT a romance but was a book of note. I enjoyed it quite a bit but to describe it I’d have to say it reminded me very much of a lengthy ‘Twilight Zone’ episode – inexplicable things happen, it’s vaguely apocalyptic, some answers are hinted at, and then the episode ends (or the book in this case) and you’re left thinking about it for a while. I liked it but it was different…

One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. A young couple tries to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. Two sisters turn to each other for comfort as their survivalist father prepares for disaster.

Those affected by the illness, doctors discover, are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams—but of what?

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packs queenPACK’S QUEEN (WOLVES OF CRIMSON HOLLOW BOOK 3) by M H Soars and Michelle Hercules 

After a harrowing battle in Shadow Creek, Red and her allies defeated Valerius and freed his wolves. But the victory came at a great cost. Tristan was captured by the archdemon Harkon, and Dante’s whereabouts are unknown.

Despite the odds stacked up against her, Red is determined to save her mates at any cost. Even if it means making deals with devilish creatures or working side by side her ex.

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brimstone nightmaresBRIMSTONE NIGHTMARES (QUEEN OF THE DAMNED BOOK 4) by Kel Carpenter

When I jumped into the portal I expected to find the Sins on the other side. I expected to find my people—demons—waiting and ready.

What I found were flames and fire and ash.
The apocalypse hadn’t waited for me. It had already begun.

Hell’s barriers were collapsing in on themselves—making my task of finding the Sins infinitely harder. As the Horsemen and I set out on our journey to find them, we discover that not all is what it seems.

A white-haired assassin once told me to beware of the evil that hides in plain sight.
I should have listened to her.

The fight for Hell has begun, and the duty of saving it lies solely on my shoulders, but to win—to survive—I must unravel the secrets of the past if any of us are to see the future.

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thirst theresa hissongTHIRST (INCUBUS TAMED, BOOK 1) by Theresa Hissong

A succubus is in my territory without permission, and I am tasked to find her. Once she reveals why she’s on the run, I realize there is an insane demon among us. Ashera Andrews doesn’t want my help, but she needs it to keep from being tortured by her maker.

Cassius Snow does everything in his power to protect me, but when he and his incubus friends are attacked because of my presence in their area, I make the decision to return to the place of my rebirth to send my maker to Hades…where he belongs.

A mating between an incubus and succubus is rare but not unheard of. When Ashera and I use each other for energy, the threads of a mating bind us together. When she returns to her maker, and I am left without her, I fear insanity before she can be saved.

I will not let the man who made her destroy what is fated to be mine.
I will risk eternity in Hades to bring her home.

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guardian queenGUARDIAN QUEEN (HARDSTORM SAGA BOOK 3) by Dana Marton

After a difficult journey to the mainland, Tera and Batumar return to their island to liberate their people from the enemy. This is their final fight, and it will take everything they have, will challenge everything they believe in. As unexpected enemies arise, will Tera and her warlord triumph, or will they lose everything?

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harkey merlin 5HARLEY MERLIN 5: HARLEY MERLIN AND THE BROKEN SPELL by Bella Forrest

Harley is a ticking time bomb, ready to detonate with uncontrollable magic. The only solution? Find the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, make some risky deals, and balance the Light and Darkness within her—before she’s torn apart, atom by atom.

If only she didn’t have a million other problems standing in her way.

The new Director of the San Diego Coven isn’t exactly friendly, and Katherine has already gained untold power. More than ever, Harley needs answers about the rituals Katherine plans to perform to become like Eris, goddess of discord and destruction.

Wade knows that Harley is strong enough to win this battle—not to mention stubborn, overconfident, and wildly reckless. True to his proud family lineage, he’s always played by the rules. But for one girl, he’s willing to bend those rules, to lie, to give his life. Because love can make a person do crazy things.

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lord seaboltLORD SEABOLT (FOUR FAMILIES BOOK 2) by Megan Derr

Eighteen years ago, Goss was nearly murdered as a baby—by his own parents, who wanted to sacrifice him to strengthen the Seabolt bloodline’s magic. Thankfully, he was rescued by his guardian Shaw, and a Finder, Tolan, who was unwittingly dragged into the mess. Since then, they have raised him to someday reclaim the Seabolt title.

But much to his fathers’ dismay, Goss has Tolan’s temper and Shaw’s affinity for trouble, and a terrible incident from three years ago has left him with zero friends, constant harassment, unable to finish his magical training, and the possible loss of the title he’s waited so long to reclaim.

And while Goss isn’t remotely sorry for the choices he made, he desperately wishes that someone, anyone, would look beyond his miserable past, his infamous fathers, and a terrible accident that isn’t at all what it seems.

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her very own demonHER VERY OWN DEMON (EVIL RISING BOOK 3) by Melody Raven

Kier has been haunting Muriel’s nightmares. He’s handsome, sure. Every demon is. But he’s more devious than the others. More ruthless than the rest. More deserving of revenge.

Ever since he ripped off her wings and reduced her to a mere mortal, Muriel has been planning the perfect revenge. It might not be fun and it might not be pleasant, but she’s not going to just kill him. She wants to give him what he took from her. A soul.

And once she has him bound to her with magical handcuffs, there will be nothing he can do to prevent whatever angelic energy she has left over from corrupting him. And spending that much time with a demon won’t be pleasant, but it will be worth it.

At least it shouldn’t be pleasant. It shouldn’t be hot. It shouldn’t be tempting. But “shouldn’t” is what her demon specializes in.

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rehabbing the beastREHABBING THE BEAST by Abbie Zander w/a Avelyn McCrae

Army Ranger Seth O’Rourke is more than just a man. Inside him lives a beast who knows he can trust no one but himself to survive, and that it is his duty to protect those weaker than himself. When a selfless act of heroism leaves him dependent upon others, his world crumbles around him. The only spark of light in a world of darkness and pain is the woman who foolishly refuses to give up on him.

Quinn Brennan is more than just a woman. She has a rare and special gift: she can heal through touch. She knows she can trust no one with her secret because many will misunderstand and fear her powers. Seth is the exception. She’s willing to risk everything for him, because the same ancient ancestry that provided her gift insists that he is the other half of her soul.

When a tragic mishap puts her in the hospital, Quinn is forced to return to the only place she’s ever felt accepted. Will her absence be the catalyst Seth needs to bring himself back into the light and save them both?

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seas of crimson silkSEAS OF CRIMSON SILK (BURNING EMPIRE BOOK 1) by Emma Hamm

Dragon shifter Sigrid of Wildewyn has spent her life in a cage, quite literally. Whether she’s hidden from her own people, or masked so they cannot see her face, she’s dedicated her life to her country and king. But, when her king promises her to a rival warlord and Sultan of a country she hates, her loyalty is tested.

Nadir of Bymere was the boy king no one ever thought would sit on the throne. And though he knows his country is ruled by corrupt advisors, he’s lost himself in the glory of being Sultan. When they force him to marry a masked woman from the country who murdered his brother, he’s set to torture her for a lifetime.

Both hiding their own secrets, the two slowly realize there is more to both their kingdoms than they originally thought. With many in the kingdom who need help, Sigrid and Nadir must choose who they truly ally with: each other…or their kingdoms. Their choice will put either their hearts or their lives at risk.

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bride of the demon kingBRIDE OF THE DEMON KING (DESTINED ENCHANTMENT BOOK 1) by Viola Grace

She has worn a dozen names in her foster parents’ efforts to hide her from her demon lord. The name she used at the healer academy was Emrie, so that is how she set up her practice.
Tribute night was the demon lord’s birthday, and it was while she tended patients that she noted the time. She gets caught at a checkpoint and is forced to cover her presence with magic, but in her haste, she forgets one thing, her tribute.
Demon Lord Harrow has been looking for his mate with increasing urgency as the years have gone by. When he is looking over his tribute from the village of Neemin, he catches a familiar scent. He has caught this scent only once before, but he knows it. She is near. He confirms that the guards at the checkpoint came in contact with his mate, and then, he sets out to do what he has been longing for, claiming his bride.

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spirits and spells true anthologySPIRITS AND SPELLS TRUE PARANORMAL ANTHOLOGY by Various

VS Note: Somehow I missed this one in October but sounds quite intriguing. It was free at the time I put this post together…

Spirits & Spells is a podcast by USA Today bestselling authors Heather Marie Adkins & Alex Owens, both of whom are obsessed with things they can’t explain – especially the weird, the witchy, and the woefully spectral.

Step beyond the veil with twenty-one spooky tales of TRUE supernatural encounters by some of today’s hottest paranormal authors. Between these pages, you’ll witness a pair of disembodied legs cross the street and wake up beside ghostly felines; you’ll experience visits from deceased family members and be haunted by terrifying shadow people.

But be forewarned: these strange tales will send shivers down your spine and make you certain you’re not alone, even when you are.
The old saying is true: real life is stranger (and scarier!) than fiction.

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vampires temptationTHE VAMPIRE’S TEMPTATION (BLOODWITE BOOK 1) by Cecelia Mecca

Kenton Morley and Lawrence Derrickson have hated each other ever since they were feuding border lords in medieval England and Scotland…seven hundred years ago.

When their bloodlines were cursed, birthing the world’s first vampires.

Their feud has since carried through the centuries based on a new argument: Kenton seeks to destroy the Cheld—the only line of humans capable of killing their kind—while Lawrence seeks to save them.

It’s said that men can forget, but never forgive. It’s also said that true love knows no bounds. When the vampires move to Stone Haven, Pennsylvania, Alessandra Fiore will find out firsthand which of those old adages is true.

It doesn’t matter whether she believes in vampires or not…(more blurb on the ebook seller’s page…)

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sins of the sonSINS OF THE SON (ARCADIA TRUST BOOK 3) by Christian Baines

Abandoned by his werewolf lover, the only thing Reylan wants is to return to his vampire life of blood and beautiful boys. It’s a solid plan, until his first meal as a single man tries to kill him.

Hoping to free his young would-be assassin from the religious zealots that sent him, Reylan enlists the help of Iain Grieg, a charismatic priest with unsettling knowledge of the night’s secrets.

Surrounded by conflicting agendas and an army fuelled by hate, Reylan fights to secure his future, if he can only trust the mysterious priest and bury the ghosts of the past.

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the guardianTHE GUARDIAN (THE FAERIE WARS BOOK 1) by  Quinn Arthurs

I always thought my mom was crazy, with her offerings to the fairies and whispered spells. After she died, I followed her last wishes and performed her final rites–only for my life to turn instantly upside down. My kitchen is now full of three insanely sexy and opinionated men who claim to be witches and fairy knights–and also my soulmates. They claim I have a great destiny, that I am meant to defeat the Elvish Queen who my mother has been fleeing all of these years. I don’t want an epic destiny, though, I just want to be normal for once in my life, if there is such a thing. With the help of my new companions, Onyx, Terran, and Reed, I will discover strengths inside myself that I had never known and an underworld greater than anything I could have imagined. Now I must find out if I have the strength to face my destiny and myself.

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power of liesPOWER OF LIES (THE DARK ORCHID BOOK 1) by Auryn Hadley

Everyone lies.  When working for a sex mage, it’s the only way to stay safe.

That’s the first thing Jaeda learns when she’s named as the Chosen.  The mage needs a sacrifice, and she’s willing to give it.  Maybe too willing.  After all, this man is lust incarnate; a woman would have to be insane not to want him, even if he is dangerous.

But desiring someone’s body is very different from falling in love.  In her line of work, the two must never be confused.  She doesn’t even know his name!  He’s simply The Jackal, a terrifyingly powerful sex mage, and she’s his altar.  Her lust fuels him.  He needs it…(MUCH more blurb on ebooks seller page…)

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fire breathing blaiseFIRE BREATHING BLAISE (DRAGONS OF THE BAYOU BOOK 3) by Candace Ayers

Chyna Deschamps is on a mission to lose her virginity.
Everyone’s moving on: kids, minivans, white picket fences…and she’s stuck.
When she spends a hot night with a scorching dragon, he leaves his claiming mark on her and now they’re mated—or so he thinks.
But, a little claiming mark won’t dictate her destiny. Chyna is not about to kowtow to any man. Ever.
Not even a sexy-as-sin dragon shifter who will do anything to win her heart.

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damaged daddy bearDAMAGED DADDY BEAR (SHIFTERS OF THE AEGIS) by Leela Ash and Tabitha St George

Death haunts Rex Fairburn. His wife, his best friends… all have died, leaving him to care for four grieving children. From the ruins of the past, he’s built a loving, tight-knit family – one he would die to protect. Providing for them consumes him and leaves him neither the time nor a desire for love.

Paige Hall arrives in town, fleeing her own demons. With hardly a penny to her name, she struggles to build a future for herself and her son Jake. Babysitting the unruly Fairburn clan brings in her some much needed extra cash. Even if the handsome, craggy millionaire is way out of her league!

Mysterious events force Rex to call upon the aid of the First Flight of Dragons. Their arrival reveals a terrible plot, one that may consume all of the southwest.

Caught in this struggle, drawn together despite their fears, Rex and Paige find themselves faced with a monstrous enemy.
One that steals children.

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lord of winterLORD OF WINTER (FROZEN DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Terry Bolryder

As a scientist, Talia Reed is used to things just making sense. So when a large sample of ice sent to her lab happens to be carrying a centuries-old Siberian man who claims to be the lord of winter, everything in her life is turned upside down. Alek’s tall, handsome, protective…and totally shouldn’t be alive. But somehow, even though he’s the one who was frozen, she’s the one who’s beginning to warm up.

Alek, lord of winter, has huge gaps in his memory and no ability to access the ice dragon powers that made him a force to be feared. But he does know he always goes after what he wants with the force of a winter storm, and right now that’s scientist Talia Reed, the tiny human woman who awakened him. His heart has been drawn to her from the moment they met, and he isn’t going to let anything, past or present, stand in the way of claiming her for his own.

As Alek and Talia spend time together, things get steamy enough to melt snow. But Talia is torn about having feelings for a scientific sample, and Alek is trying to figure out the key to unlocking his powers to rule the modern world. And in the meantime, secrets are lurking beneath the ice of Alek’s past, threatening to break through and destroy everything he holds dear.

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prince of secretsTHE PRINCE OF SECRETS (STARIEL BOOK 2) by AJ Lancaster

VS Note: Recommended by reader Barbara – sounds FUN! I one clicked the first book in the series after reading the look inside excerpt.

Well-bred women should not be seen kissing their butlers. Even when the butler in question is secretly a fae prince.

Wyn knows falling for Hetta Valstar is a bad idea. She’s not only human but the new magically bonded ruler of Stariel Estate. If their relationship gets out, it’ll cause a scandal that could ruin their attempts to sort out the estate’s crumbling finances.

Of course, it doesn’t help that Stariel has decided it doesn’t like him.

But more than jealous sentient estates and Hetta’s good name are at stake. Wyn’s past is coming back to bite him. Ten years ago, he broke an oath and shattered the power of his home court, and the fae have been hunting him ever since. Now they’ve found his hiding place, they won’t rest until he’s dead or the debt is repaid—and they don’t play nicely.

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rise of an alpha moonRISE OF AN ALPHA MOON VOLUME 1 (RISE OF THE ARKANSAS WEREWOLVES BOOK 8) by Jodi Vaughn

***PART 1 of a 3 PART Serialized Novel!!***
Pack Master, Barrett Middleton gave his life in exchange to protect his Wolf Pack from a blood debt. He was dead. Supposed to stay dead. But his Guardian and a powerful Fae took it upon themselves to resurrect him. Ryker and Celeste Nordstrom don’t understand what they’ve done.

Barrett struggles to walk the line between being alive and being dead. When a beautiful female wolf named Jacey comes around, he’s faced with a choice—give into the desires of his heart and soul…or stay away and protect her from the darkness threatening to swallow Barrett whole.

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city of fractured soulsCITY OF FRACTURED SOULS (CITY OF NIGHTHELM SERIES BOOK 2) by Olivia Ash

If you’re banished to the shadowy realm within Ripthorn Mountain, you die.
The mountain’s fractured magic seeps into the bones of humans, slowly draining the life from their bodies with every step they take. It has been a death sentence for as long as anyone in the kingdom of Nighthelm can remember.

And now, it’s Sophia’s fate.. .Banished to the depths of the savage mountain, Sophia and her men are left with a choice: find their way to the surface, or die.
But there are hungry beasts on the mountain…An ancient evil hunts Andreas, determined to end an old feud the wraith shifter had nothing to do with. And as it stalks them, ever closer, the clock is ticking for Zeke and Edric. Even with all their strength and magic, their human bodies can’t survive the mountain much longer…(more blurb on ebook seller site…)

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thatcherTHATCHER – ROBINSON DESTRUCTION by Kathi S Barton

A fresh start was what Rogan Hall needed. A small town, out of the way, where no one knew her or her brother was where they’d start over. She worked from home, and they kept to themselves. The only thing Rogan couldn’t give up was her early morning run.

Like clockwork, she ran every morning, and again, like clockwork, the same family would pass her on the country road heading to who knew where. The little boy in the back seat would wave at her with such enthusiasm, it made her heart melt. However, that morning, everything would change. Only moments after the car passed her and drove around the bend, she heard a loud commotion. Another car barreled past her, and she found the quaint family’s car overturned and on fire. Rogan did the only thing she could do, she saved them.

Thatcher Robinson was on duty at the hospital when his parents contacted him through their link and told him about the accident and what to expect when the ambulance arrived. Thatch, his dad, told him they had to save the woman by changing her, but her burns were severe, and his dad wasn’t sure that the new tiger would survive.

When Rogan regained consciousness, she was unsure where she was, but she knew she was different. She could feel the tiger move just beneath her skin. Rogan knew very little about shifters, but what she did know had her cringing. Why someone would take it upon themselves to change her, she didn’t know, but when the young doctor, Dawson, said his brother was her mate, she was furious. If the big, bad, Thatcher thought he was going to order her around, he had another thing coming.

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spurred fateSPURRED FATE (BLACK CLAW RANCH BOOK 2) by Cecelia Lane

Joss Warren packs her bags to head off to the unforgiving wilds of Montana where she’s got a job as the new chef of Black Claw Ranch. Secretly, she hopes to heal her broken heart and learn more about her people. She’s heard about the good folks of Bearden, Montana. They are kind and generous, so people say. But her first run-in with a growly cowboy has her wondering if that’s just a tall tale.

City-girl Joss has never met a man as rugged as Hunter Shaw.

Tall, tatted, and Montana-tough, Hunter made his name riding bulls on the rodeo circuit. Nowadays, the handsome cowboy wrangles cows and tourists at the Bear Claw Ranch. Hunter is as wild and untamed as the Montana lands.

Joss is sure his sultry gaze promises wicked pleasure. But Hunter hides a dangerous side and Joss can’t risk her fragile heart…(more blurb on ebook seller site…)

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bounty hunter loganBOUNTY HUNTER: LOGAN (THE CLAYTON ROCK BOUNTY HUNTERS OF REDEMPTION CREEK BOOK 3) by Kim Fox

Logan Barnes is a mess. After losing an arm in a battle, the depressed lion shifter can no longer play guitar in his band and is nothing but a burden to his crew who are in desperate need of some serious firepower. He’s convinced that he’s useless and all he wants to do is crawl into a hole and never come out. He won’t even release his stir-crazy lion because he is terrified to find out if his inner animal is missing a limb as well.

After a year and a half of unjust captivity, Elodie Fournier is finally free. But she’s changed and fears that she will no longer fit into the world she once belonged to. She wants a life back, any life back, but feels lost and hopeless, just like the grumpy one-armed lion shifter who is in charge of watching over her.

Both Logan and Elodie are in vulnerable places, but will they continue their constant arguing or will they lean on each other for support? And will they be able to find strength in each other in time for the new deadly threat that is creeping toward the Clayton Rock Ranch?

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first moonFIRST MOON (LOVIN THE COVEN BOOK 1) by Jacquelyn Faye

Welcome to Cedar Falls…I thought the sign seemed a little too welcoming, but when you get the call to move from the goddess herself, you don’t get to be picky. I just wasn’t expecting my new home to be so rustic and…down on its luck. But, when you’re a witch, life can get pretty interesting…and dangerous. Especially when someone is killing the local coven. At least the chief of police is pretty hot, when he’s not accusing me of being the murderer.
Cedar Falls seems to have no shortage of hot men. With so many stunning men, why choose just one? Sorry, Chief. Let’s just hope I don’t get too distracted before I find the murderer, open my new bookstore, and help Cedar Falls become what it was meant to be.

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sawyers mateSAWYER’S MATE (SHIFTER NATION: WEREBEARS OF BIG BEND) by Meg Ripley

Madelyn has her entire life planned out: she’ll write her thesis and graduate next semester, then embark on her promising career as a paleontologist. But when she gets to Big Bend National Park and meets the hunky Ranger assigned to assist with her dig, her plans start to look less than solid. Her mind insists on staying on track, but whenever she’s around Sawyer, her heart refuses to listen.

After inheriting the Alpha title of his bear clan, Sawyer’s ready to start settling down—and when he meets Madelyn, his inner bear knows he’s found the one. Even though sparks fly between them, Madelyn can’t imagine leaving her New England family and budding career behind. But Sawyer longs for her to stay in Texas; he can’t bear the thought of being without her.

Madelyn tries to find a balance between dating and schoolwork, but time’s running out for her to make a discovery for her thesis.
But when she digs up Big Bend’s biggest secret of all, will her life—and love—be put in danger?

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jaguar rogueTHE JAGUAR ROGUE (SHIFTER’S MATES 5) by Raisa Greywood

After an exhausting and dangerous journey from my home in Brazil to Atlanta, my sisters and I join the exodus of refugees emigrating to Ximera. Though my sisters both find mates, mine is unwilling. I try not to take offense, knowing my little family will be safe — even my brother, though he will find no mate.

We are stolen from under the noses of those who sought to protect us. My jaguar and I take… offense. Once those who took my sisters and me are destroyed, I meet someone who will change my life forever — and I’m not talking about a mate. A young woman makes me an offer I will not refuse. It’s the one chance I have of finding my family. It’s a bonus that I get to tweak my unwilling mate’s tail at the same time.

But my mate is going to catch up with me soon. I can’t escape him forever, and I’m not sure I want to. I just need to keep him at bay long enough to find my sisters.

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threads of destinyTHREADS OF DESTINY (TAPESTRIES OF DESTINY BOOK 4) by N J Walters

When a magical tapestry brought a beautiful and loving bride into his brother’s life, Marc Garen could not have been happier, even though he’d hoped to win her for himself. But lately his feelings of emptiness have threatened to overwhelm him, as their buoyant happiness is such a stark reminder of the loneliness that haunts his soul. Then a new tapestry appears and hurls him into a strange and violent world—and into the arms of a woman who has haunted his dreams and carries the promise of the love he so longs for.

Kathryn Piedmont is a brave and beautiful scientist, and she’s put her own life at risk to save two men who were part of a scientific experiment and are now marked for death. As the three find themselves trapped and facing certain execution, Kathryn is convinced their fate is sealed—until Marc, the ruggedly handsome warrior of her fantasies, suddenly appears in the flesh and magically transports them to safety.

With all of them now safe in Marc’s world, the three men in turn and together share Kathryn’s bed, each of them intent on satisfying her every sensual need—and each of them compelled to try to make her his own. But Marc knows that Kathryn is the one woman who can quiet the powerful stirrings in his body and his heart, and he will take her to incredible heights of pleasure to claim her for himself and make her his own for all time.

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were we belongWERE WE BELONG: SHIFT HAPPENS BOOK 5 by Robyn Peterman

I need a new freakin’ job.
It’s not what you think. I’m desperate to resign from the Werewolf Treaty Federation aka WTF. Don’t judge. I didn’t name this crew of misfit Shifters so hear me out.

After investigating a deadly Jazz Cabbage outbreak, I discover we need a necromancing Demon to help solve the crime. As luck would have it, my gay Vampyre BFF, Dwayne, dated one of these gems several decades ago. Seems all we need to do is summon his evil butt into this plane of existence and poof, crisis solved. The question is, can we bring him back without causing a flesh-eating, end of the world Zombie Apocalypse?

With my hunky mate, insane Granny and flamboyant Dwayne by my side, we have no choice but to succeed. If we don’t, the reveal of our existence to the human world is imminent.

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his runaway lionessHIS RUNAWAY LIONESS (PARANORMAL PROTECTION AGENCY BOOK 10) by Mina Carter

VS Note: A re-release

Half-breed lioness Renae Brogan is a cat on the run. Leaving her asshole ex meant leaving her pride or losing her life. Now she’s hiding out in Devil’s Gap, Tennessee, with a new name and a new look. Pity she can’t do anything about her inability to control her chaotic shifts. But nobody’s perfect…

Hale Roark is a warlock with a muddy bloodline and a weather speciality. Some shifter blood way back when means he can’t bond with a familiar and unlock his true magic potential but no worries, he’s plenty powerful without one. Bounty-hunting runaway weres is a damn good living, and the fact that he’s as mean as sin is an added bonus.

Until he’s hired to find one wayward lioness and tracks her down to Deal’s gap. It should be an easy job. Track the female, deliver her back to her pride for them to deal with, no questions asked.

Until he finds her. Then he skips straight to the answers.

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queen of the animalsQUEEN OF THE ANIMALS: A FANTASY SHORT STORY by Amir Lane

A storm sends Daniella’s car into the woods. What she expects is to freeze to death. Instead, she discovers she has the ability to communicate with animals. Who needs society when you have bears? 30 pages

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imprison the skyIMPRISON THE SKY (THE ELEMENTAE BOOK 2) by A C Gaughen

Stolen from her family as a child, Aspasia has clawed her way up the ranks of Cyrus’s black market empire to captain her own trading vessel–and she risks it all every time she uses her powerful magic to free as many women, children, and Elementae from slavery as she can.

But Cyrus is close to uncovering her secrets–not only that Aspasia is a wind Elementa with the ability to sail her ship through the sky, but that she is also searching for her lost family. And if Aspasia can’t find her younger siblings before Cyrus does, she will never be able to break free.

Armed with her loyal crew full of Elementae and a new recruit who controls an intriguing power, Aspasia finds herself in the center of a brewing war that spans every inch of the ocean, and her power alone may not be enough to save her friends, family, and freedom.

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demon's mercyDEMON’S MERCY (DARK PROTECTORS BOOK 9) by Rebecca Zanetti

Mercy O’Malley hates killing people. So when she’s assigned to take out Vampire-Demon Logan Kyllwood, she lures him to a seedy bar in Scotland, then decides to kidnap him instead. How can she cold-bloodedly end all that heat, those green eyes, that ripped body?

Unfortunately for Mercy, attempted murder and kidnapping are just foreplay for the Kyllwood brothers. Logan may be the youngest of the bunch, but death and violence are already a way of life.  Now he’s ready to complete a painful, terrifying ritual to become one of the Seven, dedicated to protecting this world from the most dangerous evil it’s ever known. But first he has to deal with a blackmailing Fey, a ransom demand and his own pounding need for the last female he ever should have fallen for.

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body mary dukeBODY (OF THE FAYE SERIES BOOK 2) by Mary Duke

Sno was not alone when she was born with the mark of the moon goddess; the Faye’s Goddess.
There was another who bore the same mark; another who would wield the goddesses’ magic.
However, a prophecy split the Faye people. It read that one would destroy their way of life and the other would pull them from the ashes.
The prince was one of those who bore Ayana’s mark and though the Queen was easily able to convince her people that their future leader would save their kingdom, she knew it wasn’t the truth. She was willing to do whatever it took to save him from his true fate.
Would her thirst for power get in the way?

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the passageVS Special Note: I want to give a shout out to The Passage Series by Justin Cronin. The first book was originally published in 2010 and now has been made into a FOX TV series. So far (I’ve seen two episodes) I’ve enjoyed the debut of the TV series but of course they’ve stripped down and hugely simplified this very lush, complicated set of books and completely left out the intriguing mysticism which is a major underpinning in the novels.  They’ve changed some characters quite a bit from the books. The book series is post apocalyptic dystopian, a viral vampire story, has major time jumps in the narrative both backward and forward and covers about 30 years in the lives of the main characters. Well, more years than that for Amy and some of the others…it kind of defies explanation. It did remind me somewhat of Stephen King’s The Stand. I just know I recently reread all three books and became immersed in the story all over again. Cronin is masterful at how he pulls the threads on even tiny details to pay off years later. I’m left not happy with how life turns out for some characters, okay with the fate of others and happy for some, which is par for the course for a huge, sprawling epic. (Not a romance at all, did I mention that? Although there are some mild romantic elements in a few places.) If you haven’t read the series and are at all intrigued, go for it!

The blurb for book one: An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.

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TimturFinalVS Note: Just wanted to point out I had an In the Stars Romance title on my backlist too, which would actually be book 2.5 in my Badari Warriors series. Can be read as a standalone. It’s fun to be part of the awesome author group at In The Stars!

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

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

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

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

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

Although this is the fifth book released in the Badari Warriors scifi romance series, the story of Timtur and Lily is a standalone and actually comes immediately after book two’s events.

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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.

I Have a Duty Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m taking snippets from my recently released scifi romance GABE: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the next book in the award winning series. (I’m hard at work on KIERCE by the way…)

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.

If you haven’t read any of my Badari Warriors books, here’s the background:

Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens. 

The excerpt – I’ve skipped ahead. Keshara mends his broken leg with her powers but can’t do the same for his most serious internal injuries. They agree to hike toward her home in the morning and now they’re talking as neither can sleep.

“Who are you?” she asked.

“I told you, I’m a human, but I run with a pack of Badari,” He gave her a hard look in the gloom of the den, “It’s probably better for both of us if I don’t tell you too much. I have to protect my people and just meeting you tells me there are more secrets about this planet than anyone ever guessed, which could be dangerous. Surprises aren’t good in this environment.”

She sat back on her heels, “You have so many mysteries wrapped about you that I find your talk of surprises ironic.”

Unable to resist touching her, he reached out and took her hand, “I feel like a real louse not satisfying your curiosity, after all you’ve done for me tonight. I’m sorry, believe me, but I have a duty to the people who trust me not to betray them or their secrets.”

“You have honor,” she said grudgingly.

“We can probably both agree the Khagrish are the mutual enemy,” He released her hand and made himself a bit more comfortable on his makeshift pillow.

Keshara tilted her head, gazing at him like a cat, eyes glowing ever so slightly in the gloom, “Maybe not all of them.”

gabe badari warriorsThe blurb for GABE: 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.

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday January 16

glass cageAs 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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GLASS CAGE (PRISON PLANET BOOK 7) by Emmy Chandler

VS Note: One clicked this. I’m enjoying this world and the stories she tells there.

Convicted of petty theft, Katerina Mathern is sentenced to the prison planet Rhodon, zone twelve, where unresponsive convicts await the removal of organs they never agreed to donate. Kat is horrified by the ward full of comatose prisoners she’s required to attend, but she’s even more horrified to discover, when one gorgeous, unconscious man begins responding to her voice, that the patients are aware of every horrific thing that happens to them.

Newly convicted felon Beau Desmond wakes up paralyzed in a hospital bed, missing one of his kidneys—his rare blood type and perfect physical condition have put him in high demand in a for-profit organ trade run by the prison. Trapped in the cage of his own mind, he can only wait for the rest of his organs to be taken one at a time, until he hears Katerina’s cheerful chatter and falls hard for his beautiful caretaker.

When Kat realizes Beau can hear her, she becomes determined to get him on his feet and off the planet before the surgeon can cut anything else out of him. But now that she’s woken her sleeping beauty, their escape must be a team effort—especially once they discover the horrifying reason Kat was really sent to zone twelve.

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deb and the demonDEB AND THE DEMON (ALIEN ABDUCTION BOOK 4) by Honey Phillips

Deb is ripped away from her comfortable life on Earth and sold as a slave to a vicious alien. Six months later, all she has to live for is the child now growing inside her. Her child’s safety is worth any price, even submitting to the disturbingly attractive alien who has just purchased her.

Rastrath hides a sharp mind behind a careless facade. He may be a Prince of the Royal House, but he has always been despised for his mixed blood, even by his own mother. A female who values her child more than herself is an unexpected prize – one that comes wrapped in a luscious package.

When an unexpected danger forces them into a marriage of convenience, the stakes are raised. Can Deb trust Rastrath’s feelings for her are more than a desire to protect his investment? Can Rastrath follow his duty and build a family of his own at the same time?

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last dominantTHE LAST DOMINANT by Eris Adderly

“I can have whatever I want. I own you.”

Qillian Wehr is the last of his kind. A bloodline of unspeakable power.
To the Imbrian government, he is a weapon. A last resort in their age-old war with Rhyolus.
His leaders want insurance. They want an heir.
 They need a genetic match.
 And now, they’ve found her.

Exotic. Stunning. Lethal.
 Rushkah Ekhayl would murder Qillian in his sleep if she got the chance. She’s Rhyolusian. She is his enemy.

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daxionDAXION (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 5) by Elin Wynn

If everyone has left you, died on you, and laughed at your dreams, you might have a few issues. And then to have your planet invaded right when you’re about to follow through on the one thing you have left?

Done.

Amira’s not particularly interested in making friends. When she hears a rumor that the alien war ship may soon depart, she’s done. This time she’ll be the one doing the leaving.But no matter how hard she makes her heart, she can’t help but want to help the refugees sheltering in the Vengeance.And when a certain green skinned alien makes her a proposal, it’s only for the other humans she’s considering it.

Right?

Daxion is used to being the big-brother of the team. The oldest of ten, he’d learned to roll with almost anything long before he joined the alliance against the Xathi.Tiny, prickly Amira spikes his curiosity, and his desire. He’s determined to keep her safe .What he’s feeling is anything but brotherly. He has a new mission now: work his way past the barriers around her heart.

But with the war against the Xathi taking a new turn, will they have a chance?

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raviks mercyRAVIK’S MERCY (BRAXIANS BOOK 2) by Regine Abel

As the rarest hybrid in the galaxy, Mercy has been forced to hide in plain sight for fear slavers and collectors would hunt her down. Quite ironic, considering her late father had been the greatest slaver of the Guldan Empire. Determined to make amends for some of the wrongs he has done, she goes on a mission to Braxia. But those plans are quickly derailed when she encounters Ravik; a mountain of a man with a fearsome face, and a planet in turmoil.

As the new ruler of Braxia, Ravik is surrounded by enemies. His planet is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and stuck in ancient, bigoted ways. When an exotic, sassy, and strong female reluctantly accepts his protection during her stay on Braxia, she becomes both his strength and his greatest weakness. As his detractors plot and scheme against him, Ravik fears the horrors of his past will destroy the fragile happiness and glimmer of hope this woman has brought him and his people.

In this brutal, unforgiving world, greed, hatred, and twisted obsessions will clash in a bid for power, for the future, and for revenge.

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resurrection ribus 7RESURRECTION (RIBUS 7 BOOK 5) by Shae Mills

Korba is back in control and the Empire has settled, at least for now. But stability is only a relative term… and it is never assured.
Something has been discovered across the galaxy, something extraordinary, something no one in the Realm can ignore, least of all Chelan. But dealing with what awaits at the end of the journey will be a colossal undertaking, a task wrought with danger and unexpected threats.
Chelan and Korba are more than up to the challenge. Yet when Chelan is beset by strange, disturbing sensations, solving the perplexing and troubling mystery that plagues her becomes imperative. The hunt is on for answers.
Discoveries made on what starts off as the adventure of a lifetime will take the entire Empire by surprise. But nothing compares to what awaits them all in the end. An eerie phenomenon haunts Chelan; whether it is friend or foe remains to be seen. The potential threat to Korba and his crew is immense: success in ferreting out the entity could come with disastrous consequences. Will Korba take the risk to discover all, or will he back away to keep everyone safe, especially his beloved mate? Chelan holds the answer.

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hunting faithHUNTING FAITH (THE HUNTING SERIES BOOK 12) by Tracy Lauren

A human on the run, making her way through the expanse of space–Faith’s only goal is survival. She’s willing to do whatever’s necessary to stay alive, even if that means stealing the ship of the only alien who’s shown her kindness since her abduction.

Rylan Graz Bregen’s life changes when he looks into those deep green eyes–he’s love struck. But when the woman of his dreams vanishes in the night… and takes his ship with her, he thinks he’s been played for a fool.

The pair never imagined they’d see each other again, but when Rylan is offered a life changing opportunity he finds that fate has other plans. On a wild planet, fighting against all odds, will Rylan find what he’s been looking for when he’s HUNTING FAITH?

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star pirates heartA STAR PIRATE’S HEART (ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY BOOK 1) by Eva Delaney and Vivi Clark

With war raging between a cruel empire and a brave revolt, little hope is left in the galaxy. Captain Calpurnia has a chance to end the battle. But her journey takes her deep into the enemy’s kingdom with a power-hungry prince on her trail.

On her high-stakes quest, Calpurnia finds herself trapped in tight quarters with a team of rebels: A brave warrior, a shy genius, a mysterious bounty hunter, a gentle doctor, and a cocky pilot.

This fiercely independent captain is suddenly tempted by five alluring allies. Will she succumb to the men’s charms? Or shove them out the ship’s airlock?

Torn between her fear of loneliness and her fear of falling in love, Calpurnia must journey to new worlds alongside her enticing crew. Can she escape the cruel prince and save the galaxy, while navigating the desires of her heart?

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seducerSEDUCER: PLANET ATHION SERIES (EQUINOX BOOK 3) by Lily Harlem

Having a stowaway Trad stare at me with hunger, lust, and determination in his eyes was enough to make my blood boil.

It really didn’t go down well with my four men either–Anki and Hurin, sexy, blue-skinned aliens, and Gavyn and Mateo, skilled pilot and copilot of Equinox.

They’re very protective and very possessive. They’re also all mine. Their hearts and bodies belong to me. Okay, so sometimes they push me to extremes–all that desire and testosterone is a lot for a girl to handle–but I was never one to throw in the towel as soon as the going got tough.

So when one of the things I love most in the universe is lost and push comes to shove, it’s time to get real. Twists of fate have a habit of becoming tangled in space. When things go wrong…they go wrong fast. Can I hold it together? Will my men, my crew, be up to the job? And will the two Space Marshalls be honest about their relationship…a relationship that is so much more than it first appears?

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soldiers mateTHE SOLDIER’S MATE (BLUE SOLACE BOOK 3) by C W Gray

Morgan Murray is an easy, fun-loving guy. He excels at being a soldier, but never wanted more out of life. Somehow, he ends up in a position of authority on Dru’s new ship, the Blue Sparrow. Now he has to deal with what he dreads most. Responsibilities. Dru and her crew are given the task of finding Wyatt Morrick and telling him about his father’s death. Along the way, Morgan soon learns that responsibility can be painful, difficult, and frightening. It can also lead to something very special.

Dr. Wyatt Morrick is in trouble. Big trouble. He and his medical crew are stuck on a planet under attack. He may not be a soldier, but he has patients and friends to worry about. With very few supplies left, something has to give for them to survive. The whole planet’s future is at stake and he is stuck hiding in a cave.

When Morgan saves Wyatt and his friends, the two men are given a gift, each other. Their love can’t stop the Concord, though, and someone has to. Morgan has to grow and accept his responsibilities, and Wyatt has to move on from his father’s death. That death just happens to be a little more complicated then Wyatt expected.

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surge volume 5SURGE: BOLT SAGA: VOLUME 5 by Angel Payne

With her physical abilities ignited beyond imagination, Emmalina Crist now stands as an equal with the love of her life, Reece Richards. The only thing better than becoming a badass warrior by day is basking in the man’s passion by night.

But the newly christened Flare—and all her solar-powered abilities—must remain a secret from the world, hidden from enemies that threaten to reemerge at any moment…like the most important day of Reece and Emma’s life. The crisis exposes a new layer to the Consortium’s vile vendetta and forces the newlyweds into a painful separation.

When Reece and Emma are finally reunited, the joy is double-edged. Team Bolt is still in danger, and there’s a precious new life they’ll do anything to protect—including going into hiding. With her identity stripped and her life changed, Emma questions her choices and retreats from Reece. The hero of LA is broken and searching for answers, and everything hangs in the balance.

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bloodlinesBLOODLINES: BOOK 3 OF THE WILDLANDS by S A Hoag

Learning the truth about the Altered, and the legacy of The Vista, is the first priority of Team Three. It may earn them exile from their home. They know this. Failure is not an option.
Loyalty has its price. So does revenge. Someone has to pay.
A post-apocalyptic action adventure!
The Wildblood Series
No one remembers what started the war, the big one. Civilization stopped, and what came next was fueled by rage and fear.
Twenty years on, a tiny refuge, a place called The Vista, may be one of the last vestiges of humanity. Isolated, guarded, and hiding a dark secret, the people have survived World War Last, and they are content with that. Their children, however, are not. The search for others will send them out into a world they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred.

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nero awakeningNERO AWAKENING (THE NERON RISING SAGA BOOK 3) by Keary Taylor

The Bahiri are real and Nova has found them hidden away on an invisible planet. With their help, she’s finally ready to accept what she is: a Nero. She has to train, to learn how to use her abilities, and she’s got years’ worth of catching up to do. Desperate, she’ll push herself—possibly beyond her limits.

But learning how to use her abilities not only awakens her capability to control Neron, but her power to see the future. Going to sleep is a nightmare and heaven, all in the same breath. Her future hasn’t changed—it’s still with Valen Nero, standing and ruling by his side. Every morning she wakes, gutted and alone. Her visions of the love between them aren’t real. At least…not yet.

Nova is losing her mind. Her heart is fractured, and conflicted into knots. How is she supposed to let him go, to walk away from the galaxy’s second cruelest man, when she knows what kind of love they could have?

The time for a choice has come: stay on Salypso where it’s safe, where Cyrillius will never find her. Or take what she has learned as a Nero and try to change her future, and that of the galaxy.

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call the bluffCALL THE BLUFF (ACES HIGH, JOKERS WILD BOOK 2) by O E Tearman

It costs a lot to win. And even more to lose.
Seven Corporations rule the former United States with seven codes of conduct based on their ideas of morality. Comply with the code of the Corporation that holds your Citizen Contract, or suffer the economic consequences.
Or fight back.
For sixty years the Democratic State Force has been fighting to return representative democracy to the country. Living in the no man’s lands between cities and hanging on by their fingernails, the thinly spread guerrilla force hasn’t gotten far. But they have a secret weapon: their finest unit, Base 1407. Handle: The Wildcards.
Pulled together after disaster by Commander Aidan Headly, the Wildcards are on top of their game again. They’d better be. They’ve just been called to act as backup in a mission bigger than anything the Force has attempted before. The team that went in first is probably dead.If they pull their mission off, everything will change.If they don’t, they’ll be lucky to survive the year.
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kragynKRAGYN (FARSEEK WARRIORS SERIES BOOK 1) by Clarissa Lake

The war was over, yet the Sargans came and bombed his world to ruinThey stole his life by making him a slave, but Kragyn Vermaktu was no slave!
He was a Farseek Warrior. His rebellion landed him on Julconi Prison Planet…
No guards, no rules…

A place where strength meant survival…Stolen from Earth, sold as a slave Reanne Winter is forced to kill or be killed…
Earning her a one-way trip to Julconi…
Terrified by a mob of males outside the gate, she was sure she would be raped and killed before the day ended…

Enter Kragyn…He calls her solmatu and offers to get her to safety.
A shock of attraction flashes between them as soon as they touch…
She knows she won’t get a better offer.
Can the passion that burns between them grow into the legendary solmatu bond?
Or is it just a symbiotic relationship born of the need to survive?

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instructing the noviceINSTRUCTING THE NOVICE (BRIDES OF THE KINDRED) by Evangeline Anderson

Lizabeth Paige is mortified. Ever since a terrorist introduced the Xi-46 lust compound into the air ducts of the Mother Ship, she had been experiencing attacks of sexual needing that leave her helpless to resist her lustful urges. Much to her embarrassment, her assistant Lone helped her with the first attack, but she’s been managing on her own (though not very well) ever since. She feels drawn to Lone, but he’s much too young for her. Lizabeth tells herself it’s better if they keep their distance.

Lone has been in love with his boss from day one–he wants Lizabeth with his whole heart. Helping her through her first needing attack was like a fantasy come true but now, for some reason, Lizabeth is trying to cut him out of her life. Desperate to bring her closer, he is elated when the Kindred High Council decides to send the two of them to The Tower of the Higher Mind for some extra training.

But there are dangers lurking at the Tower, which is located at the top of the Sacred Mountain. At its base live the Friezens—a tribe of savage, misogynistic natives who believe women are only useful for sexual-sacrifice. And in the Tower itself,
some very strange customs hold sway. Lizabeth is now a “Mistress” and Lone must be her “Novice,” serving her in every possible way. Pulled between two extremes, will the terrors of the Tower draw them together…or kill them?

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nikkis guideNIKKI’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (DOOMSDAY DAVE 1) by Sarah Bale

When the apocalypse began, the world went to shit. My perfect life crumbled into a million pieces and I was literally left at the altar while my groom joined the Dead. That was the first time I saw HIM. He burst through the double doors, guns blazing, and shot my fiancé right between the eyes. I hated him right away.

Things haven’t got much better in the last few years. Seems like wherever I go, HE is there, like dog crap on the bottom of my shoe. Sure, he’s saved my ass a time or two, but that doesn’t mean I like it. Except, I kind of dolike it… and him. When we encounter a new group, ready to take charge, I have to lean on the last person in the world I want to.

He’s arrogant. He’s a dick. He’s egotistical. He’s kind of sexy. He’s Doomsday Dave. And now I have to deal with him and his annoying squad.

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never blamedNEVER BLAMED (CHOSEN NARRATIVES BOOK 1) by Sabrina Kade

Abducted and living with an old, lonely alien was never Hollis’ plan, but the routine and security sure beat the crazy world outside. So, each day she survives. She stays safe. And that seemed like enough—right up until the moment a sexy, quirky alien literally crashes into her life.

Born into wealth, but not happiness, Chimase refuses to follow in his ancestor’s footsteps—so when he sees Hollis, he’s determined to make her his mate, even though she’s human. Worse, she already belongs to another and seems resigned to her fate. But Chimase knows they belong together, despite their differences.

And Chimase is about to show Hollis that just because she’s alive, doesn’t mean she’s living.

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summoned to the 13th graveSUMMONED TO THE THIRTEENTH GRAVE: A NOVEL (CHARLEY DAVIDSON SERIES BOOK 13) by Darynda Jones

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plane for eternity –which is exactly the amount of time it takes to make a person stark, raving mad. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.

She’s missed her daughter. She’s missed Reyes. She’s missed Cookie and Garrett and Uncle Bob. But now that she’s back on earth, it’s time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine for a broken heart?

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succubus heartSUCCUBUS HEART (SUCCUBUS SIRENS BOOK 2) by Lina Jubilee

Her aura takes powers away. Ally or foe, no Natch or Nelian elf can rely on their supernatural strengths in the proximity of the Nelian princess. Superpowered battles devolve into pandemonium when she enters the fray.

The only elf in her planet’s history to have nullification powers, Alanna felt an outcast in her own village, but she knew she could always rely on her brother, the king of Nelia, and Xerxes, his best friend, to make her smile. Certain she would wed Xerxes one day, her heart was shattered when Xerxes led a coup against her brother, determined to take over the strange human-populated planet called Earth in his own way.

With her brother back in power, Alanna exiles herself to Earth, alone—until she finds herself the target of a band of underground Natch rebels wary about her brother’s hold over the planet. Now she has four Natch men lusting after her, despite the fact that they lose all hope of winning in their crusade whenever she’s near. And though her lust has only ever led her to heartbreak, Alanna can’t stop herself from falling for each and every hot-blooded member of the maverick team.

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shade of vampire 70A SHADE OF VAMPIRE 70: BREED OF ELEMENTS by Bella Forrest

Exploding fire fae. Rogue Hermessi. A smattering of murderous cults.
Where will this story lead?

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spartan promiseSPARTAN PROMISE (MYTHOS ACADEMY SERIES SPINOFF BOOK 2) by Jennifer Estep

My name is Rory Forseti, and I attend the Colorado branch of Mythos Academy, a school of warrior kids, powerful artifacts, and mythological monsters.

I’m a student, a fierce Spartan warrior, and a member of Team Midgard, a group of kids and adults tasked with stopping the evil Reapers of Chaos. There is one Reaper I’m determined to hunt down above all others: Covington, the man who murdered my parents.

So when the Midgard gets a tip that Covington is going to try to steal a dangerous artifact, I’m ready to fight. But the situation is far more complicated than it seems, and the Reapers aren’t my only enemies.

I’ll have to use all my Spartan strength and skills to survive this. And even then, it might be my blood that gets spilled.

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jaguars secret babyTHE JAGUAR’S SECRET BABY (TALES OF THE WERE: JAGUAR ISLAND BOOK 3) by Bianca D’Arc

Hank has never forgotten the wild woman with whom he spent one memorable night. He’s dreamed of her for years, but has never been back to the small airport in Texas owned and run by her werewolf Pack. Tracy was left with a delicious memory of her night in Hank’s arms, and a beautiful baby girl who is the light of her life. She chose not to tell Hank about his daughter, but when he finally returns and he discovers the daughter he’s never known, he’ll do all he can to set things right.

Tracy wants to be wanted for herself and won’t settle for less. Hank realizes he’s been a stupid fool and the woman he’s never been able to forget is actually his mate. He’s just been too stubborn to admit it. He will need to prove his devotion before his werewolf mate will relent and give in to the attraction that has never faded. He just needs to find the right words and actions to make her understand and win her heart all over again.

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gilded wolvesTHE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi

VS Note: Listed as a YA, not a romance but of note this week.

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.

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illusion of deathILLUSION OF DEATH (CRYSTAL CLEAR BOOK 2) by Lana Kole

Falling to your death…
Walker, Kai, Remi and Levi are finally reunited, their team once again whole. It should be a time of celebration, but they must first conquer their greatest fear: a world without Mori. Working together, they are prepared to overcome any obstacle to return her to their side. Little do they know, an enemy has emerged, threatening the love of their life, and magekynd as a whole.

Black Cat Security has fallen, and Jareth and Selena are desperate for help to continue doing the good work. Mori and her team must come together in order to outwit new enemies, and break down and rebuild the barriers magekynd has erected in their way.

….is a lot like falling in love.
Amongst the chaos around her, Mori must acclimate to life with four potential lovers. Can Mori’s dreams finally come true now that Walker is free? With a looming darkness threatening to break their growing bond, Mori has no choice but to hit the ground running.

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winter takes allWINTER TAKES ALL (PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY BOOK 13) by Milly Taiden

Where’s a curvy girl with a love of snowy mountains and cold, crisp air to find a man who’ll light her fire? Gerri Wilder knows just the place and most certainly the right shifter. Promising a guy with warm hands and a hot body to keep Juliet Taylor cozy on those long Alaskan nights, the sexy scientist has to wonder if the renowned matchmaker’s idea of a hot date will waddle up to her door wearing a tuxedo made of feathers.

Leaving home after a heart-wrenching tragedy, Tevrik Awulf has stayed hidden away in the most remote corner of Alaska for nearly fifteen years. Guilt, loneliness, and snow his only companions, he refuses to believe that any woman would ever live in a shack in the middle of the frozen tundra, let alone that the mate for him will fall out of the sky. Obviously, his friend’s had way too much caffeine.

Threatened by an avalanche, Tevrik finds himself catching the most gorgeous woman he’s ever laid eyes on as she falls right out of the sky. With every hour that passes, Juliet sinks deeper into his soul and becomes part of his very existence until he’s wonders how he ever lived without her. The world stops when Juliet goes missing. With the need to find, protect and tear apart whoever has taken her, Tevrik’s suppressed alpha roars to life. Can this lonely warrior let go of the past that haunts him or will he lose the only woman who can give him a future worth living?

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wishes in a bottleWISHES IN A BOTTLE (WISHES AND DREAMS BOOK 1) by Allie McCormack

Long ago, Julian DiConti was caught in a powerful spell binding him to a Djinn bottle, forced to grant wishes to each owner of his bottle. Three wishes… of the right kind… could free Julian of his bonds, but after six hundred years, he is beginning to wonder if he will be trapped as a Djinn forever.

Enter Alessandra Taylor, good Samaritan extraordinaire. She’d gladly free Julian from the spell if she could, but he isn’t allowed to tell her how, and one by one she’s driven to use the precious wishes to help others. But where will that leave Julian, and the growing love between them?

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the choiceTHE CHOICE by Addison Albright

As a freshly turned vampire, Neil had frozen in panic when he’d found himself face-to-face with his ex-boyfriend, Cameron. Neil thought that misstep and its associated danger was all in the past, but Cameron’s current boyfriend, Dennis, is like a dog with a bone, and a keen imagination. When the two men’s curiosity progresses to the point the vampires consider their secrecy to be endangered, choices must be made.

Now that faction-leader Albert has a blood-mate, he finds himself second-guessing his decisions. Neil would be crushed knowing his mistake led to human deaths, but Albert shouldn’t factor that into the difficult choices he must make. Will Albert’s indecision put the entire vampire establishment in danger? Or is redemption only a flamethrower away?

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bearly hanging onBEARLY HANGING ON (SOULMATE SHIFTERS IN MYSTERY ALASKA BOOK 3) by Krystal Shannon

Owen’s become an outcast for losing his Tribe… and that label is enough to prevent him from claiming his mate under pain of death. Tara won’t understand that he’s a bear, anyway. She’ll be scared. She’ll run away. So he keeps his distance…for now…

But Tara’s being hunted by a group of guys who act more like a pack– because they are. Wolf shifters are nothing to joke about, and once they attack Owen can’t stay away any longer.

Owen is large. Untamed. And damn, he’s good in bed. The connection they have is deep and undeniable, the lust they have for each other something primal.

Yet the wolves are still lurking– they’re out for revenge, and they won’t stop until they have Tara. If Owen wants Tara as his mate, he’ll have to fight to the death to keep her.

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lost vampire princeTHE LOST VAMPIRE PRINCE (EVIL RISING BOOK 1) by Melody Raven

Nicolas is the embodiment of royalty. Strong. Powerful. Deadly. The only thing he’s missing is his throne.

Decades ago a vampire mutiny murdered his father and forced him into hiding, but all that is about to change. A mortal woman smart enough to learn the truth about him and naive enough to trust him is the perfect pawn to sneak him back into the monarchy.

Nothing is going to stop Nicolas from getting what is rightfully his. Not lust. Not love. And not Anna. At least that’s what he thinks.

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vampire villainTHE VAMPIRE VILLAIN (EVIL RISING BOOK 2) by Melody Raven

Marcus might look like an angel, but he’s always been a villain. So when he’s tasked with infiltrating the Vampire rebellion he doesn’t expect it to be complicated. But his plans might take on a new path as he grows closer to a mortal, who can’t–or won’t–die.

After Gena is brutally murdered and mysteriously resurrected, she sets out to discover the truth about her supernatural background. But when she crosses paths with the sexy and vengeful Marcus, she realizes that there is more to her past than she ever realized.

With time running out, Gena and Marcus search for answers to her past, while going head-to-head with their enemies. Will it end the same way it began–with Gena’s death?

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alpha audrey fayeALPHA (GHOST MOUNTAIN SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Audrey Faye

Hayden Scott doesn’t know his stroll in the woods is going to start with a backpack full of watermelon and end with him the new alpha of the Ghost Mountain Pack. A very traumatized pack, and those are only the shifters he can see. Too many are missing, hiding in the woods or worse.

His wolf doesn’t care. He has a pack. One with maple-syrup-covered toddlers, a ten-year-old boy who smells like wolf right up until he shifts, and a brave woman with green eyes and serious trust problems who defended her pup with nothing more than a tree branch and sheer guts.

The walk ahead won’t be easy, but he has a list.
Burn down the den.
Deal with the evil still stalking the woods.
Call Mom.

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dragon villains preyTHE DRAGON VILLAIN’S PREY (SEPARATED BY TIME BOOK 8) by Jasmine Wylder

I’m normal.
Or so everyone thinks.
Because I don’t want the attention that comes with being special.

Then I’m kidnapped.
I know it’s a mistake.
But Ivan doesn’t release me.
If only I can change his mind…
And ignore the feelings he awakens in me.

Ivan is unlike anyone I’ve ever met…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
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destined fire tessa coleDESTINED FIRE (NEPHILIM’S DESTINY BOOK 3) by Tessa Cole

It used to be easy to pass as human beat cop Essie Shaw. Lay low, don’t draw too much attention. Now I’m hiding in plain sight, working for the JP, praying my teammates won’t notice my non-human magical quirks and figure out I’m a nephilim.

As the magic clawing within me threatens to reveal me, my complicated emotional bond with the team grows: Gideon, whose cold, professional distance cuts me; Jacob, whose mixed messages confuse me; Kol, whose friendship warms me; and Marcus, whose wolf could turn on me.

Thanks to the messy public disasters we’ve barely survived, the Head Office sends in the big guns: Cassius, who’d love nothing more than to rip his brother Gideon’s mating brand from my arm and kick me off the team.

So, no pressure in cracking a ring of vicious magical drug smugglers. But when things go sideways, my magic threatens to expose my secret and cost me the only place where I’ve ever belonged. With the men my very bones tell me are mine.

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spirit keyTHE SPIRIT KEY (LOCK AND KEY BOOK 1) by Parker Williams

When he was eight years old, Scott Fogel died. Paramedics revived him, but he came back changed. Ghosts and spirits tormented Scott for over a decade until, thinking he was going mad, he did the only thing he could.

He ran—leaving behind his best friend, Tim Jennesee.

Scott’s had five normal, ghost-free years in Chicago, when the spirit of Tim’s mother comes to him and begs him to go home because Tim’s in trouble and needs him.

He isn’t prepared for what he finds when he goes home—a taller and sexier Tim, but a Tim who hasn’t forgiven Scott for abandoning him… a Tim whose body is no longer his own. The ghost of a serial murderer has attached itself to Tim, and it’s whispering dark and evil things. It wants Tim to kill, and it’s becoming harder for Tim to resist. To free the man who has always meant so much to him, Scott must unravel the mystery of the destiny he shares with Tim.

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bearly mated to the grizzlyBEARLY MATED TO THE GRIZZLY (BEAR CLAN, 2) by Jenika Snow

I’d once been a great dancer. A ballerina. But an injury ended my career, had me longing to go back in time, had me loathing the city and the very profession I’d once loved.

So, I decided to get away from it all, go out in the middle of nowhere to clear my head, and focus on what was important.

Things were going great until a bear was at my back door, trying to get in. And it ended with me wielding a knife for protection and realizing it wasn’t just any bear, but a shifter who claimed to be my mate.

Maddix.
Strong and powerful, his very presence had me questioning my entire existence. The mating was fast and furious, potent and real. It was everything I ever wanted, and everything I never thought I’d have.

It was all wrapped in one whirlwind, insta-lust experience.

But could I give myself over fully to Maddix? Could I truly leave the city and the life I’d always known behind?

Could I do it all for the promise of love from one possessive, territorial bear shifter who would do anything to make me happy?

Because if there was one thing Maddix made very clear, it was now that he had found me, he wasn’t letting me go.

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poppy vella dayPOPPY: HIDDEN REALMS OF SILVER LAKE (FOUR SISTERS OF FATE BOOK 1) by Vella Day

Poppy has one goal–not to use her goddess magic for two weeks. How hard can it be?
Poppy Faiten, one of the four goddesses of Fate, was stoked to leave town and pretend to be a human for two weeks. The lack of responsibility thrilled her–until Slade LaMont walked into the diner where she was working. Holy moly. Waves of lust and yearning swamped her. But how could that be? A goddess of Fate was supposed to help other mates stay together, not have one herself. But here he was, so thank you, Fate. This dragon shifter was out of this world hot–and she was determined to land him.

Slade took one look at Poppy and fell into instant lust. It didn’t matter his dragon was convinced she was the one for him. He didn’t believe in mates. Besides, he didn’t have time for one. He had a hotel to build–a hotel that might make Poppy walk away.

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valiant heartVALIANT HEART (TANAHR TALES BOOK 1) by Eliza Sinclair

Niamh Starsong may be a soldier to her core, but she is also a dreamer who believes in the magic of love. When she encounters Jeron Wright, a kind and gentle priest—at least that is what she assumes—Niamh is torn, struggling to hide from her feelings for a man so wholly out of her reach.

Jeron, a talented mechmage and healer, seeks out Niamh’s solemn smiles and warm conversation but doesn’t understand why she keeps him at arm’s length. Tragedy strikes their expedition’s encampment and Jeron saves Niamh from the brink of death, forging a powerful, heart-to-heart bond in the process.

As insidious dangers close in on the city of Astra, Jeron and Niamh must again risk their lives for Tanahr and discover along the way how the powerful magic of friendship can blossom into love.

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spellboundSPELLBOUND by Maggie Shayne

VS Note: Apparently a re-release

From the first time she touched Alex, she knew…
Melissa’s attraction to her new boss is immediate and irresistible. But so is her sense that he’s fighting an otherworldly battle, and needs her help to survive.

Her dreams never lie…And in those dreams, a man who looks a lot like Alex murders a woman who looks a lot like Melissa. To help him means putting herself in danger. To turn away means safety for her, but his very soul is at risk.

What they don’t know might kill them…A powerful evil from beyond the grave seeks to steal Alex’s life, and will take Melissa’s too, if she gets in the way.
Is the power of love stronger than the power of evil? 

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haunted gena showalterHAUNTED by Gena Showalter

VS Note: A re-release from 2012.

Artist Aurora Harper is convinced she’s witnessed a crime—a murder so brutal she’s repressed the memories, only to paint the scene by the light of the moon. Now she needs her new neighbor, Detective Levi Reid, to help her track down the victim—and the killer. Levi’s dealing with his own memory issues, but one thing he knows for sure: Harper is meant to be his, and nothing can take her away from him—not in this life…and not in death.

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dragon claimed donna grantDRAGON CLAIMED: A DARK KINGS NOVELLA by Donna Grant

Born to rule the skies as a Dragon King with power and magic, Cináed hides his true identity in the mountains of Scotland with the rest of his brethren. But there is no respite for them as they protect the planet and the human occupants from threats. However, a new, more dangerous enemy has targeted the Kings. One that will stop at nothing until dragons are gone forever. But Cináed discovers a woman from a powerful, ancient Druid bloodline who might have a connection to this new foe.

Solitude is sanctuary for Gemma. Her young life was upended one stormy night when her family disappears, leaving her utterly alone. She learned to depend solely on herself from then on. But no matter where she goes she feels…lost. As if she missed the path she was supposed to take. Everything changes when she backs into the most dangerously seductive man she’s ever laid eyes. Gemma surrenders to the all-consuming attraction and the wild, impossible love that could destroy them both – and finds her path amid magic and dragons.

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marked s andrew swannMARKED by S Andrew Swann

VS note: Not sure there’s any romance but the premise sounds intriguing.

Detective Dana Rohan has an excellent arrest and conviction rate. But even her partner doesn’t know the real reason why.

All her life Dana has borne a Mark of unknown origin that she’s kept secret. A Mark that allows her to walk into alternate pasts and futures. A Mark that allows her to go back and see any crime as it’s being committed. But the life she’s carefully built around this secret ability begins to crumble when she’s assaulted by a ragged old man. He babbles an incoherent warning that “the Shadows are coming,” right before he is killed by an armored monstrosity out of another century. The armored attacker vanishes, leaving the old man to die in Dana’s arms, and she realizes that he bears the same Mark she does.

Soon Dana finds herself hunted by Shadows coming from out of Chaos. She must flee through a host of alternate worlds as she finds out the true meaning of the Mark on her skin, and why someone wants to kill her for it.

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captive shifterVS Note: I’m going to feature something different from my backlist this week – my fantasy romance THE CAPTIVE SHIFTER. This is a standalone novel but I do plan to write a sequel and more books in the series. I have a TON of stories I want to tell, set here. There’s just never enough time to do it all!

Concealing her own considerable magical powers, Caitlyn enters the service of the northern Witch Queen masquerading as a simple healer. Under order from her goddess, she’s searching for a magical gem stolen long ago from her own people, believed to be hidden in the massive castle. The task is daunting but Caitlyn is sure she can locate the gem and escape, bringing the prize back to the temple where it belongs. Until she meets the captive shifter and her loyalties become dangerously divided.

In payment for her past services to his people, Kyler the leopard shifter has entered into a life of servitude far from his forest home, allowing the Witch Queen to tap his magic to power her ever darker spells. Factions at Court are threatening to turn the Queen to the Shadow. Her increasing demands for magic will cut short his nearly immortal lifespan. Kyler’s resigned to his fate until the day he crosses paths with the new arrival, whose secrets and magic entice and attract both man and leopard. Has he met his mate at last?

The Queen will never willingly release him from captivity. Caitlyn’s goddess refuses to grant her any delay in accomplishing her own task. Can they locate the magical gem, fight the Shadow and win free of the Witch Queen to earn the right to be together?

iBooks  Amazon and Barnes & Noble      KOBO 

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

January 9

January 2

December 26

December 19

December 12

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.

Hailed as a Heroine Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m taking snippets from my recently released scifi romance GABE: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the next book in the award winning series. (I’m hard at work on KIERCE by the way…)

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.

If you haven’t read any of my Badari Warriors books, here’s the background:

Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens. 

The excerpt –  I’ve skipped ahead a bit. Keshara gets Gabe to safety inside the abandoned animal den. He’s gravely injured and she does what she can to heal the wounds with her special but limited powers. Now she’s debating her next move. The Great Mother is the Badari goddess.

Perhaps tomorrow when the storm broke he could hobble toward the Retreat with her help. They’d meet the forces sent to capture her and maybe this man’s origin would be intriguing enough to entice her pursuers to take him back for complete healing. Keshara pondered whether this was why she’d been so consumed by the need to escape the Retreat. Was the Great Mother’s will not that she go explore the world and learn truth, but rather to place her here to assist this Gabe?

Gray disappointment moved through her mind. She’d been so excited about undertaking her escape from the Retreat and venturing into the unknown, so hopeful she’d discover untold marvels. Prove the Director wrong in her insistence they must totally avoid exposure to the other residents of the planet – maybe lead her sisters into an unbounded future beyond the Retreat someday. Be hailed as a heroine. Keshara couldn’t hold back a rueful smile at the egotistical thought but it was true. Taking Gabe to be healed and surrendering herself to achieve the goal was a bitter pill to swallow after the glory of independence. She harbored no illusions—punishment would be severe and sustained.

gabe badari warriorsThe blurb for GABE: 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.

Buy Links for GABE:

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday January 9

touch 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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TOUCH OF EON (EON WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Anna Hackett

VS Note: I’m always one clicking on anything new from Anna H!

Special Forces Space Marine Lara Traynor wants to save her sister and her planet from annihilation by the deadly insectoid Kantos. Earth’s Space Corps give her one option: steal three gems sacred to the Eon Warriors. Lara has never failed a mission and she doesn’t plan to start now. What she doesn’t expect is the big, hard-bodied warrior the Eon sent to stop her.

Security Commander Caze Vann-Jad was born and raised to be the best Eon warrior in the empire. Honed by the military academy, his years as a stealth agent, and by his hard warrior father, he has never failed. He knows one weak, inferior Terran is no match for him. But when he finds himself face to face with the tough, skilled Lara, he realizes he’s underestimated the female warrior.

When they are attacked by a Kantos kill squad, it soon becomes clear that the Kantos are planning something far darker and dangerous. Caze and Lara are forced to change their dangerous battle of wits and skill into a fierce battle for survival. Neither of these fighters believe in love, but on the trail of a stolen gem, they will ignite an unstoppable desire, and discover that not only are their lives at stake, but their hearts as well.

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snow michelle m pillowSNOW: A QURILIXEN WORLD NOVELLA: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY  (GALAXY ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES BOOK 6) by Michelle M Pillow

Tushar (aka Snow Chaos) knows there is little chance of finding a wife on his ice-ball of a home planet. Few can survive the subzero temperatures. When Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides offers to introduce them to women eager for love, he and his brothers can’t resist, but Earth is far from welcoming.

He knows he should focus on getting home, but all he can think about is laying claim to the sexy scientist who works for the bad guys.

Jennifer works for the Milano Foundation in an attempt to undermine their efforts. When Snow and his brothers land, it’s like a dream come true for her diabolical alien-kidnapping coworkers. Now she has to make a choice–keep her cover, or betray a dangerous corporation to save the alien she’s falling in love with.

Snow might be a blue humanoid from another planet, but life with him might be worth the risk.

Amazon     Apple Books

sardaSARDA: A NOVELLA OF THE LADYSHIPS by Bex McLynn

Lady Vedma wakes on an unknown spaceship with a tattooed mystery man beside her. There’s a dead alien on the deck and empty cryo-bins nearby. When her bunkmate rouses, Vedma recognizes him. Just her luck, he’s the one man who can ruin her plans, but only if he can capture her hardened heart.

Dyr’s head throbs. Waking from cryo-sleep and getting kidnapped is bad enough. Add in Lady Vedma, the anathema of the Teras Dominion, and few things could be worse. But try telling that to his battered and aroused body—or his aching heart.

Left on a derelict ship in the outer reaches of known space, Vedma and Dyr must rescue each other before their kidnappers return and jeopardize their precious future.

Sarda is a prequel novella in The Ladyships series.

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alien awakening regine abelALIEN AWAKENING (SIKARIAN NOVELLA) by Regine Abel

After contracting a strange virus that strikes only a fraction of the population, Malaika is ushered to a quarantine facility. The luckier patients are released to resume their normal lives, but with growing signs of mutation in her body, Malaika already knows she won’t be going home. What will become of her? Who is that mysterious hooded man with the glowing eyes? And why does she feel so strongly drawn to him?

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going rogueGOING ROGUE by Kass Barrow

VS Note: From November

Inside every human on this planet is a genetic time bomb that’s already started ticking. A gene planted inside of us seven million years ago by a being known as the Caretaker has mutated causing many of today’s common disorders, first in the brain and then in other less complex organs. Next it will spread to the reproductive system, leading to the eventual annihilation of mankind.

The only one who can save us is the Caretaker’s son.

From a race of near-immortal asexuals, the Caretaker’s son must adopt human form to fulfil his mission and save our race. Having studied humans from afar all of his life, the Caretaker’s son is excited at the prospect of his brief visit to Earth, but once in human form he is subjected to the full gamut of human emotions—something he is ill-equipped to cope with—and that’s when things start to unravel.

He isn’t meant to fall in love.
Especially not with a human male.

Blake Denby doesn’t believe in extra-terrestrials. He believes in hot sex and pizza, followed by more hot sex. When an intriguing stranger turns up at the hotel where he works as receptionist, all he can think about is sharing hot sex, pizza and more hot sex with the gorgeous boy with the piercing blue eyes.

They say be careful what you wish for, but never has it been more true. The Caretaker’s son can only maintain his transient human form for a limited time and then he must return home. As his and Blake’s lives become inexorably entangled, their growing attraction to each other can surely only lead to heartbreak and could ultimately affect the survival of the entire human race.

Can love find a way against such odds?

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alpha bondsALPHA BONDS (ALPHA HORDE BOOK 2) by Milana Jacks

Cyan – One second, I’m battling an overgrown hedge with a pair of clippers. The next, I’m running for my life, positive I’ve stumbled onto a prank reality show set, complete with a towering, red-haired guy in costume who throws me over his shoulder like I weigh nothing—I’m a big girl, never been thin.

Half of me is horrified to find out I’ve somehow been transported to an alien planet. The other half would sure like to explore the masterpiece of muscle under that armor.

Kinre – Horde life is simple. Hunt the enemy, kill the enemy. But after Loven broke the law by bonding an Omega meant for the king, life got real complicated. Instead of exterminating Telean rebels, I’m playing nice to recruit them for Loven’s stupid rebellion.

Then I make a big mistake. Huge. I rescue a helpless human, only to discover this curvy, tempting morsel is an Omega about to send me into a rut. Fleeing the Telean ship and returning her to the Horde stronghold means abandoning the Telean alliance—and destroying everything we’ve risked our lives for.

I should nip this desire in the bud, but it’s grown beyond my control.

Amazon

ascension saga 6ASCENSION SAGA 6 (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES ASCENSION SAGA) by Grace Goodwin

The traitor within the Jax household has been found, and the repercussions are staggering, with Faith barely surviving and their mating destroyed. But Faith has always been unpredictable—just ask her sisters— and nothing will stop her from getting what she wants…and she wants Thor. Even if it kills her.

Amazon     Apple Books

ascension saga 7ASCENSION SAGA: 7 (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES ASCENSION SAGA) by Grace Goodwin

Destiny Jones is a princess with a bad attitude. She doesn’t play nice with others, she doesn’t dress up in pretty clothes, and she has absolutely zero interest in behaving like a lady. Especially when she’s so close to catching the people who tried to have her killed. Oh, and kidnapped her mother, queen of the planet Alera. Destiny’s sex-starved body, and it’s annoying Aleran Ardor, might kill her if her enemies don’t find her first. But she’s not afraid to suffer, or risk her life to protect those she loves, but she’s terrified of risking her heart.

Vennix was trained to hunt and to kill from the shadows. After years of serving in the Hive wars as an elite member of the Coalition’s Shadow Unit, he returned home to fight for the one thing he believes in, honor. Dedicating his life to the queen’s guard was an easy decision—but watching the most beautiful woman he’s ever met repeatedly risk her life is about to drive him mad.

Because Destiny is his. His body awakened for her. And if his new mate thinks Nix will stand idly by as she suffers without his skillful lover’s touch, she is very, very mistaken.

Amazon     Apple Books

ascension saga 8ASCENSION SAGA: 8 (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES ASCENSION SAGA) by Grace Goodwin

Destiny has a problem—a six-foot-three, stubborn, gorgeous, deadly, sex-on-a-stick—kind of problem. While her brain might want to kick his ass across the galaxy, the rest of her wants to jump him like a bouncy house.

Ardor or not, she’s hunting a killer. Nix is going all protective, alpha male, claiming she’s his mate just because she had a few mind-blowing moments in his bed. And she’s trapped deep undercover in the most dangerous place on the planet. If anyone discovers the truth, she’ll be dead. But if she gives up now, her mother will be lost forever.

And Nix is about to find out Destiny’s dirty little secret…she’s even more stubborn than he is.

Amazon     Apple Books

i am the stormI AM THE STORM (PSIONICS BOOK 1) by Tash McAdam

VS Note: From December

Keep your head down. Don’t look anyone in the eye. Never even think about technology if one of those ghostly, grey cars is sliding silently down the road. They’ll see the thoughts inside you, if you let them.

Sam’s a technopath, able to control electronic signals and manipulate technology with his mind. And so, ever since childhood, his life has been a carefully constructed web of lies, meant to keep his Talent hidden, his powers a secret. But the Institute wants those unusual powers, and will do anything to get a hold of him and turn him into one of their mindless slaves.

Sam slips up once. Just once, but that’s enough. Now the Institute is after him in full force. Soldiers, telekinetics, and mind readers, all gunning just for him.

Newly qualified soldier, Serena, doesn’t even know she’s chasing a person, all she knows is that she has to find whatever the Institute is after before they do. But tracking an unknown entity through an unfamiliar city, with inaccurate intelligence, unexpected storms, and Gav Belias, people’s hero of the Watch, on the prowl, will she even survive? Will she get to Sam before the Institute does? His special skills could provide the rebellion with an incredible advantage, but not if they can’t get out of the city, and over the huge wall that stands between them and freedom.

Amazon     Apple Books

exquisite possessionEXQUISITE POSSESSION (THE MACHINERY OF DESIRE BOOK 4) by Cari Silverwood

VS Note: As the author says: This is a dark romance and includes rough, kinky sexual scenes. If you don’t understand where dark stories can go, this might not be for you.

Blurb on ebook seller page…

Amazon

 

avelAVEL (MY SINGLE ALIEN SFR ADVENTURE BOOK 9) by Arcadia Shield

Avel has always had a chip on his broad shoulders. Not comfortable with his alien-human hybrid status, he’s never felt like he fits in. Humans think he’s odd and Dackins think he’s a weakling. He spends his days debt collecting and his nights drinking to forget.

Having spent a few weeks on Prodigy, Avel’s thinking this could make a decent home. Everyone’s more accepting of difference on the space station. Then Holly wanders into his life, with her big smile, killer curves, and amazing chocolate, and everything changes. Avel sees the chance for some fun, but Holly wants so much more.

Holly Lipinski’s life is all about chocolate. She’d bathe in the stuff if she could afford to. But Holly is terrible with money, and she desperately needs some if she’s ever going to get her chocolate store open. As a last resort, she turns to a Dackin moneylender. The interest rates aren’t great, but her credit rating is worse…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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claimed by the warlordCLAIMED BY THE WARLORD by Maddie Taylor

One people, divided by treachery and greed.
A fiery Warlord, as ruthless as he is honorable.
An ethereal Princess, as beautiful as she is loyal to her people.
Though as different as fire and ice, they are drawn together by an intensely intimate connection

This pair of unlikely lovers wields the power to mend the rift between their worlds, but an unknown entity wants her dead. Can he keep her safe while uncovering the insidious murderous threat? Or will it wrench them apart and bring their people to the brink of war, yet again.

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taking mercyTAKING MERCY: PLANET ATHION SERIES: PIONEER BOOK 1 by Angel Lawson

Mercy Ladd is a woman with a mission.

To help the pioneers women from earth as they acclimate to Athion after their home has been invaded by a dangerous enemy.

Mercy knew her life would change with this adventure, but she never expected how much. As she acclimates to her new life on Athion; three hardened, handsome soldiers do everything they can to protect her; body, mind and soul.

Can they also protect her heart?

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nova miranda maseyNOVA: THE CELESTION CHRONICLES by Miranda Masey

Life on the mining planet Ionope has never been easy for Melora, but it’s about to get a whole lot worse. She’s the next of a cruel racketeer’s girls to be auctioned off to one of the filthy miners, and each passing day tightens the noose she feels closing in around her. Desperate for escape and losing hope, the universe seems to answer her prayers with the arrival of a savior in the form of a seven-foot-tall blue alien warrior who decides to abduct her from Ionope for his own reasons. Now she has to resist the blaze that ignites every time he touches her, especially since she’s now meant to become his Emperor’s Bride.

Find a Bride for the Emperor or face permanent exile from his home. The choice is clear for the Celestion warrior Aldris, and as luck would have it, he’s found the perfect woman- until the mating bond locks into place and he realizes he’s found his fated mate. Now he must make a terrible choice: defy the laws of his beloved home planet Vassa IX and lose everything that makes him a Celestion, or ignore the bond entwining him with the one woman destined for him.

Either one could spell his end.

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krogas brideKROGA’S BRIDE: A SLICE OF LIFE SHORT STORY (ALIEN BOUNTY HUNTERS BOOK 5) by Michele Mills

One moment Melachine is crossing the street, and the next she’s crashing into the male of her dreams. He’s built like a warrior of old, with the most perfect lips imaginable. And he won’t let go. She stares up, up at him in awe, because she can see her unborn offspring in his harsh hazel eyes.

“I am Kroga of Seventy-Five,” he rasps. “Who is the manager of your line?”

Her eyes widen. Should she tell this male who she is, and allow him to offer for her hand? Or should she run away? Because, everyone knows Kroga is nothing but trouble.

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fate of sovereignFATE OF SOVEREIGN (SKY SERPENT CLAN BOOK 1) by Samantha Rose

VS Note: Listed as erotica

It seemed like a dream as spaceships invaded Auburn, Alabama. Skipping town with her best friend sounded like the safest thing to do, until she winds up all alone in the clutches of one of the invaders. Robyn didn’t think someone like her would get kidnapped, let alone by a overly handsome alien with beautiful navy blue scales and a snake tail. It was not on her list of things to do that morning as she got ready for work but plans changed.

Her captor was overly demanding and deliciously dominant but what else could you expect from a first sovereign of the sky serpent clan. He asked a lot from her, as she struggled to deny the growing feelings towards him. Then he offered her other males in his clan. Things grew hotter as she realized what he had to offer she had never craved more. She wanted them all.

However, she was not the only one capturing hearts of the males around her. Earth’s government is after them too. Robyn must help her mate and the males she wants to claim fight in order to keep his people alive, while she struggles to learn her new place amongst them. Falling in love had never been so easy or so hard.

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the coming stormTHE COMING STORM by Mark Alpert

VS Note: From the reviews this seems to have a lot of political themes. Definitely not a romance although there seems to be a possible romance going on, no idea if there’s an HEA. But a book of note this week.

New York City, 2023: Rising seas and superstorms have ravaged the land. Food and electricity are scarce. A dangerous Washington regime has terrorized the city, forcing the most vulnerable and defenseless people into the flood-ravaged neighborhoods. The new laws are enforced by an army of genetically enhanced soldiers, designed to be the fiercest and cruelest of killers. Genetic scientist Dr. Jenna Khan knows too much about how these super-soldiers were engineered: by altering the DNA sequence in ways that could change the fabric of humanity.

Escaping arrest and on the run, Jenna joins forces with a genetically enhanced soldier gone rogue and a Brooklyn gang kingpin to resist the government’s plan to manipulate the DNA of all Americans. The race is on to stop the evil experiment before it spreads the genetic changes…and transforms the human species forever.

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48 hours48 HOURS by William R Forstchen

VS Note: I loved his One Second After although I didn’t read the next two books in the series. I did buy this new one (which isn’t in that series) because he writes End of the World As We Know It pretty effectively and you know me – I love post apocalyptic tales. I don’t know if there’s any romantic element (there was a mild subtheme of a romance in One Second After).

In 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun, a “Carrington Event” that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world’s electrical infrastructure. To try and prevent permanent damage, everything goes dark prior to the hit: global communications are shut down; hospital emergency generators are disconnected; the entire internet, media broadcasting, and cell phone systems are turned off.

Will the world’s population successfully defend itself in the wake of the CME, or will mass panic lead to the breakdown of society as we know it?

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warrior of the world jeffeWARRIOR OF THE WORLD (DASNARIA CHRONICLES BOOK THREE) by Jeffe Kennedy

VS NOTE: I love this entire fantasy world – the Twelve Kingdoms, The Uncharted Realms and this series – Jeffe has created and any new book set there is an auto-buy for me.

Once Ivariel thought elephants were fairy tales to amuse children. But her ice-encased childhood in Dasnaria’s imperial seraglio was lacking in freedom and justice.. With a new name and an assumed identity as a warrior priestess of Danu, the woman once called Princess Jenna is now a fraud and a fugitive. But as she learns the ways of the beasts and hones new uses for her dancer’s strength, she moves one day further from the memory of her brutal husband. Safe in hot, healing Nyambura, Ivariel holds a good man at arm’s length and trains for the day she’ll be hunted again.

She knows it’s coming. She’s not truly safe, not when her mind clouds with killing rage at unpredictable moments. Not when patient Ochieng’s dreams of a family frighten her to her bones. But it still comes as a shock to Ivariel when long-peaceful Nyambura comes under attack. Until her new people look to their warrior priestess and her elephants to lead them.

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apprentice sorceressTHE APPRENTICE SORCERESS (THE FAIRY TALES SERIES OF LYOND BOOK 2)  by E D Walker

A lady does not practice magic…Until now.

Lady Violette has done everything she can to be a perfect lady in waiting to the royal princess of Jerdun. She’s followed the princess halfway across the world and lived through a war. Now the princess is stranded in a foreign city as an enemy army draws near, and Violette is stranded with her.

As more refugees from the conflict pour into their city every day, tension mounts between various factions, and a strange powers begin to stir inside Violette. A magic that protects her, but also seems impossible to control. Magic is not a womanly art, after all, and if anyone should learn of Violette’s powers she could lose her standing in society, her reputation, perhaps even her place at the princess’s side.

The only one she trusts with her secret is Ned, an impish squire and fellow refugee from the war. Instead of being repulsed by her powers, Ned admires Violette. For her part, she can’t deny the attraction she feels for Ned, but he has secrets he refuses to share, a wall that he keeps up between them.

Still, Ned helps Violette finally master her powers, but even mastery has its price when an unscrupulous nobleman looks to use Violette for his own purposes. Torn between serving her princess and saving herself, Violette will have to decide how deep the bonds of loyalty run, and just how much she’s willing to sacrifice for her own happiness.

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forever brokenFOREVER BROKEN (TALON PACK BOOK 9) by Carrie Anne Ryan

Cheyenne Liles has watched all of her friends mate into the Talon Pack and have their lives changed forever, one by one. She’s stood back, helpless to assist in the war with a rival Pack. But just when she thinks her time with the Talons is over and believes she should move on with her human life, the Aspen Pack Alpha takes matters into his own hands, altering her fate far more than a single mate mark ever could.

Max Brentwood used to be the smiling one, the only Brentwood who was somehow able to save his soul during the last Alpha’s reign. But his life was irrevocably changed one fateful day on the battlefield, and he was never the same again. Suddenly, Max is forced to face his future and make a choice when Cheyenne comes into danger: let fate decide, or watch his world crumble around him.

The shifters of this world have fought demons, humans, and themselves. Now, it’s time to find out who they truly are as the war between the Packs ends, and the moon goddess finally takes a stand.

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prisoner of nightPRISONER OF NIGHT (BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES) by J R Ward

When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.

Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.

Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.

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knights of stone gavinKNIGHTS OF STONE: GAVIN (HIGHLAND GARGOYLES BOOK 7) by Lisa Carlisle

His brothers have all found mates.
Gavin won’t make that same mistake.
Why commit to one woman when so many lovely lassies come to their shows?
When he meets Fiona, he can’t keep away.
But, she’s human. Human.
And dangerous. She could expose the secrets of his clan. Gavin should run from her, but flirting with danger is far too tempting.

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shangrila spellSHANGRI-LA SPELL (OLD SCHOOL BOOK 8) by Jenny Schwartz

Olga Fisher is a dedicated 13OPS agent. She polices the supernatural. But how do you tell the good guys from the bad guys when a criminal mastermind has infiltrated the government and military? Who do you trust to go undercover with you to expose the villain and bring him to justice?

Former army captain Darius Selbourne is new to his powers of sorcery, but not to fighting evil. For him, the criminal mastermind’s activities have had devastating personal consequences.

Olga needs allies.
Darius wants revenge.
And the clock is ticking because the villain’s master plan is almost complete.

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in an absent dreamIN AN ABSENT DREAM (WAYWARD CHILDREN BOOK 4) by Seanan McGuire

VS Note: Not a romance but notable this week.

This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she’s found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

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demon bornDEMON BORN (WITCHES OF CANYON ROAD BOOK 5) by Christine Pope

Catalina Castillo should be happy in her renovated vineyard house, weaving intricate tapestries. But her nights echo with emptiness — until she hears her name whispered on the wind, and a man steps out from among the vines.

He’s tall, black-haired, a stranger — and then he shifts. He’s the Lord of Chaos, the demon who helped the Castillo clan defeat their arch-enemy. When she offers him shelter, she’s not sure if it’s family honor or her body talking.

After months of being stranded on Earth, Loc has finally found a warlock with the power to send him back to his own world. But the dark New Orleans spellcaster wants something in return. Cat is the key to capturing the prize, but as desire weaves its spell between them, Loc finds himself struggling with something he’s rarely bothered with…a conscience.

With the demon realm calling him home, their attraction can never be more than that. But when the warlock kidnaps Cat, Loc realizes what he stands to lose. If he doesn’t act fast, she won’t need her innate ability to talk to ghosts. Because she’ll be one of them herself.

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wings of the wickedWINGS OF THE WICKED by Various

Indulge in 25 breathtaking adventures of dangerous worlds where the lines blur between saints and sinners.

Come meet the creatures that fuel your every lust filled nightmare, where angels are not always encased in a light of righteousness and demons are not always dealing in all manner of debauchery. Where you might just end up rooting for the bad guy…

If you like demonic games, angelic interventions, and thrilling temptations, you’ll love this urban fantasy and paranormal romance collection of twisted proportions in Wings of the Wicked.

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wicked king holly blackTHE WICKED KING (THE FOLK OF THE AIR BOOK TWO) by Holly Black

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
maimingMAIMING (TO TAME A SHIFTER BOOK 3) by A K Koonce

Nothing perfect ever lasts.

For the first time in my entire life, I’ve found a community that accepts me. The village of dragon shifters knows what it’s like to be different. These men care about me. And I care about them. I might even love them.

Among all that perfection, terror creeps in. It haunts this place during the night. Something dangerous, powerful, and deadly has found these innocent people.

And it wants me.

fire prophecyTHE FIRE PROPHECY (ACADEMY OF MAGICAL CREATURES BOOK 1) by Megan Linski and Alicia Rades

Sophia-I’m Sophia Henley, your typical college freshman. I never expected a lion to be stalking me, nor for fire to come shooting out of my hands to protect my sister. Next thing I know, a drop-dead gorgeous guy shows up on my doorstep to sweep me away to a magical school, where I’ll learn to control my element and bond with a powerful creature called a Familiar.

I don’t believe I’m the savior of an ancient tribe, or the missing piece of a prophecy that’s more myth than reality. Worst of all, I’m forced to enter the Elemental Cup, where I’ll either earn my place in this society… or die trying.

Liam – The night I met Sophia, I didn’t think we’d form an undeniable connection. But I’m from the Water tribe, and she’s fire. I’m forced to push her away even as I’m falling for her.

I lost everything, yet Sophia makes me whole again. Our world is fixed on keeping us apart, but we’re in this tournament together. We have to keep each other alive at any cost— or I’ll give my life for hers.

It’s pretty clear. If I continue to play with fire, I’m going to get burned.

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heavens lossHEAVEN’S LOSS by Sable Hunter

Cowboys and Angels? Oh, hell yeah. A perfect combination.
Halos and Wings go perfectly with Stetsons and Spurs.
This is a lesson Big Canyon Brady will learn well.
The Tebow blacksmith hasn’t had it easy since losing his only child to cancer. Putting one boot ahead of the other is a day to day battle.
But…something keeps him going.
He didn’t know how to define that something until Seren stepped out of his dreams and into his arms. Skeptical at first, Canyon learns she is his own personal miracle, a ray of sunshine in a world of sadness and despair. They exist in a paradise of their own making until Seren makes a mistake which brings their whole world crashing down around them. Fallen from grace, she must learn to live without the only man who has ever been the center of her existence.
When their paths cross once more, Seren is determined to protect him by keeping her distance. This doesn’t work for long, for Canyon is inexorably drawn to her like a moth to a flame.
His touch tempts her like nothing else ever could and only their love can redeem them.
Dark clouds rise and fierce winds blow, but when the storms of life abate…
one great truth remains.
Heaven’s Loss is Canyon’s Gain.

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divine agentDIVINE AGENT (FALLEN REVELATIONS BOOK 3) by Miranda Martin

I didn’t ask to be ‘special’ but no one gave me a choice. As the world ended and humanity retreated into underground bunkers to hide from Armageddon, I was forced into a role I’m scared I can’t fulfill.

Savior.

I’m surrounded by gorgeous and powerful men all seeking to protect me. A necroseer, a methuselah, an angel, a demon, four mages, and– best or worst of all– three of the Dragon Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Including their leader Tynan. They’re sexy, domineering, and all of them have one desire… me.

But will their protection be enough? The Shadow Forces looming in wait grow bolder with each passing day and the one thing all my guardians agree on– I’m not ready.

There’s no choice though. I have to be ready because if I fail, the entire world ends with me.

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tender distractionTENDER DISTRACTION by J Hali Steele

VS Note: From December

A near collision sidetracks two lives.

Cristophe Kingston hasn’t dated since… Okay, it’s been months. Hands in his pockets, he watches an endless line of revelers enter a club he frequents. Something, an odd chill, forces Crist to hurry away and he carelessly lurches into traffic.

Already late for a deadly assignation, Lex Torcher figures what the hell—a perfect diversion. Too many years on earth has Torch craving human touch. The stranger who steps in front of his bike will surely have gentle, soft hands, hands capable of performing what others never do.

Torch’s momentary distraction, his brief interlude, pits him against his boss culminating in an all-out battle for Crist as Torch’s employer is none other than—the Grim Reaper, an unpredictable and greedy monster!

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kissed at midnightKISSED AT MIDNIGHT (THE LOST ROYALS BOOK 1) by Ainsley Wynter

Princess Sidony of L’Ortagia serves as the queen’s hostess, leaving affairs of state to her sister Zara. During a masquerade ball, Sidony kisses a handsome stranger only to discover he’s Prince Adrian of Embury, a man with a fearsome reputation and the emissary sent to arrange her sister’s marriage. Worried her actions will damage the budding alliance, she convinces Adrian to forget the incident…even if she cannot.

Adrian roots out traitors in his uncle’s kingdom of Embury using his magical abilities. When he’s sent to arrange a wedding for his cousin, a kiss in the moonlight gives him a taste of what he’s been missing. Sidony is everything his life is not: laughter, warmth, and passion. But the king maintains an unbreakable hold over him, hiding his family in exchange for Adrian’s loyalty to the crown.

After Zara disappears on the eve of the royal wedding, Adrian’s orders are to stay and maintain the alliance with L’Ortagia. But Sidony’s effect on his powers and his heart becomes too strong to deny. When he has a chance to rescue his family and throw off his royal ties, will he take it, knowing he’ll have to leave Sidony? Or will the dark prince abandon his past to be with the one woman who brought his cold heart to life?

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devouring flameDEVOURING FLAME (DREAMSPUN BEYOND BOOK 35) by E J Russell

While cutting through the Interstices—the post-creation gap between realms—Smith, half-demon tech specialist for Enchanted Occasions Event Planning, spies the person he yearns for daily but dreads seeing again: the ifrit, Hashim of the Windrider clan.

On their one literally smoldering night together, Smith, stupidly besotted, revealed his true name—a demon’s greatest vulnerability. When Hashim didn’t return the favor, then split the next morning with no word? Message received, loud and clear: Thanks but no, thanks.

Although Hashim had burned to return Smith’s trust, it was impossible. The wizard who conjured him holds his true name in secret, and unless Hashim discovers it, he’ll never be free.

When their attraction sparks once more, the two unite to search for Hashim’s hidden name—which would be a hell of a lot easier if they didn’t have to contend with a convention full of food-crazed vampires on the one day out of the century they can consume something other than blood.

But if they fail, Hashim will be doomed to eternal slavery, and their reignited love will collapse in the ashes.

Luckily Smith is the guy who gets shit done. And Hashim is never afraid to heat things up.

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knightfallKNIGHTFALL (TANGLED CROWNS BOOK 1) by Anne Denton

Want to kill my sister? You’ll have to go through me first.
I will stop you. Even if it means I have to go back to the palace. Even if it means I have to take back the crown I left behind. Even if it means I have to face the four men I left at the altar. I will take on them and their anger. I will take on anything to save Avia.
Because the kingdom needs her.
The kingdom needs a good queen.
Not a cursed one. Not me.
If I can’t save her, then the kingdom will fall. Because I can’t rule.
I’m a walking death sentence for anyone who gets too close.

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rogue wolfROGUE WOLF by Kathryn Kohler

Holly Winters is the aging spinster at her baby sister’s wedding.
Old maid.
Reject.
Why didn’t she bring a date to the week-long affair?
Provoked by an old nemesis, she further humiliates herself by claiming her date is on his way.
Ugh, can she weave a more tangled web?

Chase Stone never thought he’d see Holly again.
Not after walking out on her ten years ago.
He never stopped loving her, but his priority is her safety.
Especially from him.

To rescue her from embarrassment, Chase claims to be Holly’s date.
Awkward.
But, when old feelings return, will they get a second chance?
Or, will the cruel hand of fate deal them more pain and heartache?

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pegasus marshals mateTHE PEGASUS MARSHAL’S MATE (U S MARSHAL SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Zoe Chant

Tiffani’s first marriage was a disaster. And now her first day of her new life as a court reporter has involved a jackass judge, a bomb threat…and a sexy silver fox of a US Marshal. One who tempts Tiffani to give up her new determination to prove she doesn’t need a man. But if she’s going to show everyone she’s more than just air-headed arm-candy, she can’t just fall into those gorgeous, muscled arms…right?

Pegasus shifter Martin thought he’d never find his mate. After losing his wife, he gave up on love entirely. But one look at Tiffani and he knows he needs this smart, funny, gorgeous woman. All he wants is to give her the romance she deserves—and the protection she just might need.

Between the trial of the century, petty dictator bosses, and a senior citizen flash mob, Tiffani and Martin will have to steal time for their second chance at love. But who better than a pegasus shifter to sweep a woman off her feet?

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no man can tameNO MAN CAN TAME (DARK-ELVES OF NIGHT BLOOM BOOK 1) by Miranda Honfleur

After a failed courtship in an ally kingdom, twenty-one-year-old Princess Alessandra returns home to a land torn apart by mutual hatred between the humans and the dark-elves. The “Beast Princess,” as Aless is known by courtiers, confidently sets her mind to ways of making peace, but her father has already decided for her: she is to marry one of the mysterious and monstrous dark-elves to forge a treaty, and go on a Royal Progress across the kingdom to flaunt their harmonious union. While she intends to preserve the peace, the Beast Princess has plans of her own.

Prince Veron has been raised knowing his life is not his own, but to be bargained away by his mother, the queen of Nozva Rozkveta, to strengthen the dark-elf queendom. When his mother tells him he is to marry a self-absorbed, vile human, he is determined to do his duty regardless of his personal feelings. After arriving at the human capital, he finds the “Beast Princess” rebellious and untamed—and not to be trusted.

Aless and Veron face opposition at every turn, with humans and dark-elves alike opposing the union violently, as well as their own feelings of dissonance toward each other. Can two people from cultures that despise one another fall in love? Can a marriage between them bond two opposing worlds together, or will it tear them apart for good?

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guardian dragonGUARDIAN DRAGON (COUNCIL OF SEVEN) by Juniper Hart

Briar Baker has spent her entire life trying to do what is right, but fate has other things in store for her. Briar can’t seem to escape the darkness that has followed her from early childhood.
It doesn’t help matters that her brother, Colton, is silently working against her. His latest heist against the wrong beings is about to blow up in Briar’s oblivious face.

Alec Petlier has always been renowned for his level-headed nature. After an unexpected robbery, Alec is ready to let the Council of Seven deal with the repercussions. However, his demon councilmate, Raven, won’t let it go until she gets her revenge.

What Alec could have never anticipated is that his role is about to change from hunter to protector.

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to redeem a bearTO REDEEM A BEAR (LUMBERJACK BEARS BOOK 5) by Emilia Hartley

Orion knows he’s losing the battle to control his bear. It’s only a matter of time before he’s so far gone that one of his friends feels obliged to put him down like a well-loved but rabid dog.

That’s partly why he welcomes the sexy shifter from the Den who shows up with a silver-bullet with his name on it. Orion figures this will be the perfect end–he’ll have a bit of fun with this Anais and then stop complicating everyone’s life.

He doesn’t count on the would-be assassin being his mate, a woman with complications of her own who is less and less willing to kill him the more time they spend together.

Can two broken bears find wholeness together?
Or is this a match doomed to fail?

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their shadow queenTHEIR SHADOW QUEEN (THE SHADOW COURT HAREM BOOK 1) by Kim Loraine

I am the queen of the Shadow Court.
More powerful than any before me.
Destined to do great things.
And a pawn in a royal game I don’t want to play.

The problem is, I’ve spent the last twenty-one years thinking I was human. Now I’m surrounded by fae who say they want to help me but I don’t know who to trust.

With powers I don’t understand, I’m unsure if I can rule. I’ll have to rely on the two men who’ve been by my side since before this began. I have to claim the crown or renounce my title, but my fate was sealed without my consent and now I have to marry a prince I’ve never met. He’s supposed to be the one who’ll help me save my people, but my heart belongs to the two warriors who’ve been my guard all this time.

How can I embrace my destiny if I have to leave them behind?
Whatever my choice, the fate of the Shadow Court hangs in the balance.
Long live the queen.

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the unseenTHE UNSEEN (ECHOES FROM THE PAST BOOK 5) by Irina Shapiro

2014. When skeletal remains are discovered in a bathtub concealed in a secret chamber in a London mansion, Quinn’s only clue is a Fabergé necklace that may have belonged to the victim. As she delves into the life of Valentina, a young Russian refugee who came to live in the house after the Russian Revolution, she’s reminded once again that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
1917. Wealthy, beautiful, and titled, Valentina has enjoyed a gilded existence, but the winds of change blow across Russia, forever sweeping away the life she knew and bringing unspeakable pain and loss. Thrust into the role of head of the family, Valentina quickly learns that not everyone can be trusted, and sometimes true love can be found in the most unexpected places.

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test of the dragonTEST OF THE DRAGON: A DRAGON RIDERS OF ELANTIA NOVEL by Jessica Drake

When Zara and Lessie finally got their hands on a piece of the Dragon God’s heart, they thought their path was clear. Head to the Forge of Derynnis, gain the death god’s favor, and convince him to destroy the evil relic once and for all.

But getting to the Forge is no simple feat, and it’s not even the first thing on Zara’s list. Between battling the Dragon God’s sinister will, evading Salcombe’s sabotage attempts, and securing the future of her people, Zara’s got her work cut out for her. And when she finally reaches the death god’s lair, the price she’ll be forced to pay for his help might just break her.

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unmaskedUNMASKED: A PSYCHIC VISIONS NOVEL by Dale Mayer

VS Note: On my TBR. I’m always fascinated by Pompeii and archaeology. There seems to be something of a romance…

Lacey always dreamed of a trip to Pompeii but never thought it would happen, until her cousin calls out of the blue, asking if Lacey would like to replace their photographer on their archeological dig.

Sebastian wasn’t expecting Lacey to be, well … Lacey. But he’s intrigued from the start, and then he sees what she can do— even before she does.

As the images of the past rise in front of Lacey, taxing her artistic ability to document them, strange events start happening. Without reason, the atmosphere on the dig shifts to something supernatural that scares her, intrigues her, then consumes her.

For Sebastian these events all bring back memories of the worst dig in his life, and he can see history repeating itself. He needs to stop it this time. He must protect his team and his friends, but especially Lacey … before everyone dies—just like they did last time.

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rosalie undoneROSALIE UNDONE (THE SHIFTERS SERIES BOOK 6)  by Elizabeth Kelly

Sweet, shy and… human. Rosalie Parker wants one thing – her coworker and lion shifter, Lincoln. There’s only one problem. Lion shifters have a reputation for enjoying the kink and Rosalie is far from kinky.

Determined to win Lincoln over, Rosalie will do whatever it takes -including stepping out of her comfort zone and into the kinky zone. The last person she expects to volunteer for kink teaching is grumpy polar bear shifter, Hudson.

Hudson shouldn’t get closer to Rosalie. Sure, her sweet nature and her soft curves have him and his bear all worked up, but being anything more than friends is dangerous. He has a price on his head and sooner or later, it’ll be collected.

But he can’t stay away from her.

Will their unconventional friendship turn into something more? Or will the bounty on his life destroy their chance at happiness?

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guarded in loveGUARDED IN LOVE: A ZODIAC SHIFTERS PARANORMAL ROMANCE, CAPRICORN by K C Stewart

Dreamwalker, Sybil Murray knew what love was the moment she met Dean Williams. But being the self-controlled, stubborn Capricorn that she is, she let him walk away and didn’t chase after him. If the sexy and rugged bear shifter wanted to keep his distance, then she wasn’t about to beg for a second chance.

And when visions of Dean begin to plague her dreams, Sybil knows that danger is closing in on him. Determined to warn Dean without falling prey to his charms, she sets out to protect the only man she’s ever loved. But suddenly, Dean isn’t the only one in danger. Escaping her dreams is beginning to be harder than ever. Will Dean and Sybil find a way to rekindle what they once had or will they become nothing more than a memory?

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to free a captured heartTO FREE A CAPTURED HEART (DJINN HAVEN BOOK 3) by R L Naquin

Hidden Government chaser Kam’s luck might finally be changing. Her team of reapers is sent to a riverboat casino to investigate a suspicious increase in missing souls–a job that sounds more like a vacation than an assignment. A little drinking, a little gambling and maybe a little romance with Tahm, the fiancé she’s not sure she wants to run from anymore.

Plans for fun and games are canceled, though, when they find the pesky Leprechaun Mafia is behind the mischief. Of course they are.

Before Kam and her team can spring into action, the leprechauns make good on their threat to capture Tahm.

How far will Kam go to break her true love out of confinement? Working in the casino to pay off some of his debt is one thing, but it could mean Kam spends another hundred years locked up in his stead.

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lipstick voodooLIPSTICK VOODOO (THE STRANGE SERIES BOOK 2) by Kristi Charish

VS Note: Apparently no romance and many zombies…not sayin’ that’s a bad thing, merely noting the fact…

Kincaid Strange cannot catch a break. After dealing with a spate of paranormal murders, there’s barely time to recuperate–let alone sleep in–before there’s a new problem in Kincaid’s world of paranormal activity. When her roommate, Nathan Cade–the ghost of a grunge-rocker with a pathological lack of self-control–comes home bound to a dead body, it’s up to Kincaid to figure out how to free him. Ideally before her new mentor, Gideon, a powerful sorcerer’s ghost, discovers that Nate is trapped in the body he’d coveted for himself.
When Aaron, a Seattle cop on the afterlife beat–and Kincaid’s ex–calls her in to help out with a cold case, she takes the chance to mend fences with the police department. The problem: they want to interview Nate’s ghost, which she can’t produce. Then people from Nate’s past start showing up dead, and what’s killing them doesn’t seem to be human. And the way it’s killing them is especially brutal.
Nate’s hiding something, but he’s Kincaid’s friend and she wants to help him. But she also wants to stay alive.

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slashSLASH by Linda Mooney

Officer Sonia Sparrow is an introvert of sorts, spending her workdays on the force, and her off days alone. But lately it seems she’s acquired a new partner. A dog, that she’s dubbed Slash, keeps showing up at the nick of time to save the day.

Michael Masson, a former Marine, is looking for a quiet life, but he can’t help the desire he still has to serve his country. Having been burned in love once before, he’s vowed to never show his other side to anyone else. Instead. he chooses to spend his life roaming the country and not getting close to anyone. But when he spies the female police officer in trouble, he can’t just sit back and let it happen.

Sonia has been burned in relationships in the past as well, and if she can’t find a trustworthy man, she’s decided a dog would be the perfect companion to keep her loneliness at bay. What she didn’t bargain for was getting both.

The truth is almost too farfetched, but Michael is determined to make her believe. He hopes this new partnership will not only heal old wounds, but evolve into a deep and loving relationship for the both of them.

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canva scififri dangerVS Note: I’m thinking of writing a sequel to this one (although don’t ask me where I’d fit it into my schedule in the near future but I love these characters), so I picked it for my featured title of the week from my backlist:

An alien empathic priestess held captive by the interstellar crime mob, forced to commit crimes for them, and the Mob enforcer who may represent her best hope for escape. But he’s also hiding life or death secrets…

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

January 2

December 26

December 19

December 12

December 5

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.

 

The Last Thing He Was Expecting Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m taking snippets from my recently released scifi romance GABE: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the next book in the award winning series. (I’m hard at work on KIERCE by the way…)

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.

If you haven’t read any of my Badari Warriors books, here’s the background:

Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens. 

The excerpt –  follows directly from last week where Keshara watched a man fall from the sky. The Khagrish are the alien enemy in this series. She’s not Khagrish.

Adjusting her rain cape, knife at the ready, she crawled from the tunnel, rose to her feet  and ran to where the man lay. The man lay on his back, one arm flung over his eyes and, as she drew close, she froze in astonishment.

He had no large crest of red and yellow hair and his skin tones were pale – he wasn’t Khagrish.

He was of some species unknown to her, similar to her own perhaps.

Groaning, he attempted to sit up but cut the move short with a jerk as he realized she was nearby. He fumbled at his hip as if searching for a weapon that was no longer there, lost in the turbulent fall perhaps. Then he spoke in a variation on her own language, the secret tongue the Director was unaware the sisters all knew. His accent was odd, some of the words made no sense, but the general meaning was clear.

“Well, you’re the last thing I was expecting.”

He managed a lopsided grin despite obvious injuries, blood welling from a bad cut on one thigh and another on his head and added, “Can we get out of the rain before we do introductions?”

Tongue tied, she stared at him.

gabe badari warriorsThe blurb for GABE: 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.

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My 2018 New Releases – available at all major ebook sellers!

veronica scott's 2018 new releases!

New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday January 2

catalystHappy New Year! I hope your holiday season was a good one…

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).

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CATALYST (HIDDEN PLANET BOOK 2) by Anna Carven

VS Note: One clicked this!

Stranded on a remote planet with no hope of escape.
Stuck in the unforgiving wilderness, where monsters hunt in the skies above.
No signal, no spacecraft, no translator.

Esania thought she and her people were escaping to the sanctuary planet of Torandor. Instead, she’s ended up on a wild, uncharted nightmare called Khira, where the violet-skinned savages who guard them are just as poisonous as the deadly flora and fauna.

And the pale-winged demon who’s just dropped from above might be the most dangerous of them all.

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tolstoyTOLSTOY: STARGAZER ALIEN BARBARIAN BRIDES #1 by Tasha Black

When space-pirate-in-training Anna Nilsson embarks on her first solo mission to plunder an abandoned luxury cruiser, she assumes she’ll be all alone aboard the big, empty ship. She’s hunting for treasure – the last thing she expects to find is a sinfully sexy alien who eyes her with a hunger that speaks of centuries of longing.

Leo’s ancient race has suffered greatly at the hands of the strangers who invaded their planet centuries ago, leaving the barbarians without a home world. When he awakes from stasis to the scent of a blood mate, he is stunned to discover the delectable creature is human. Being close to her sets his senses on fire, but he knows the attraction can only end in misery. What human could ever love a shape-shifting barbarian?

When a third occupant of the not-so-abandoned cruiser shows itself, the two realize they must work together if they want to get out alive.

Then they uncover a baby who just might be the priceless clone of a famous cultural icon, and things really start to get interesting.

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nightchaser_amanda_bouchetNIGHTCHASER by Amanda Bouchet

Tess Bailey: the galaxy’s Most Wanted. Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who’ll take them dead or alive. Tess’s best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says he can help her. But his motivations are far from clear…

Shade Ganavan: arrogance, charm…and that special something that makes you want to kick him. With the dreaded Dark Watch closing in, what Tess and Shade don’t know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other before it’s too late.

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assassin cyndi fribergASSASSIN (OUTCASTS BOOK 4) by Cyndi Friberg

Torrin’s simple mission is seriously complicated when he finds Arrista, a lovely Sarronti female, in need of rescue. The Sarronti resent the Outcasts and continually sabotage their efforts to build a settlement on the primitive planet. But Arrista isn’t just any Sarronti. She’s the personal servant of one of the most powerful Sarronti. The information Arrista can provide would be vitally important to the Outcasts, so Torrin is ordered to use their mutual attraction to question her.

Arrista has been taught to fear and mistrust the savage Outcasts, so why does she find Torrin so fascinating, so desirable? It’s not just his muscular body and rugged features. He is kinder and more protective than any male she has ever known. She is drawn to him by a force so compelling it leaves her no choice but surrender. She wants him, needs him, but can she trust him not to break her heart?

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kinsmen universeTHE KINSMEN UNIVERSE by Ilona Andrews

VS Note: I’ve read two of these and really enjoyed them!

** PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED – This is an anthology edition of the Kinsmen Universe, which includes SILENT BLADE, SILVER SHARK, plus a new short story, and three original illustrations.**

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her resistanceHER RESISTANCE: PLANET ATHION SERIES (DARKEST SKIES BOOK 2) by Melissa Farrar

Nowhere on Earth is safe.An unseen foe walks among us, appearing just like any other man.Only they’re not.

They’re charming, seductive, and handsome, but they’re also alien, and are taking our women to become breeding slaves on their own planet, Tradrych.

I, Camille Harran, and my team of men—head of security tough-guy, Aleandro, studious and caring meteorologist, Casey, and my fun, sexy head of communications, Mike—have been brought to Washington D.C. to help save our planet from extinction.

But with trust among human men quickly dissolving, tempers flaring, and possessiveness rife, we need to work together to ensure the Trads won’t destroy our only chance at a future for mankind.

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ghost townsCHILD THIEF 5: GHOST TOWNS by Bella Forrest

Now that Robin has discovered a lead on her daughter, all she can think about is tracking her down. And her birth parents—whom Robin never dreamed she’d have the opportunity to meet.

But when Robin and Jace return to the outside world, after gaining permission from Nathan, there have been worrying developments. Townships housing the poor are being emptied at an alarming rate, seemingly faster than ever before, and they have no idea why, or where the residents are being taken.

A personal mission quickly turns into something much greater as Robin and Jace follow the clues… leading to answers neither of them is prepared for.

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troyTROY (AEON 14: BUILDING NEW CANAAN BOOK 3) by M D Cooper and J J Green

With the matters at Tyre resolved and parliament aligned with Tanis’s resolutions, things move forward once again with the preparations for what Erin fears will come.

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cyborg pool boyCYBORG POOL BOY: A CYBORG SHIFTERS SHORT STORY by Naomi Lucas

VS Note: Normally I don’t cover short stories but I know many people love Naomi Lucas’s cyborgs.

What could a fabulously wealthy heiress possibly do when an alien monster takes up residence in her pool? Call a Cyborg Monster Hunter, obviously.
OBVIOUSLY.
Little did she know that she just hired a monster to take out another monster.

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exit plans for teenage freaksEXIT PLANS FOR TEENAGE FREAKS by Nathan Burgoine

Being the kid abducted by old Ms. Easton when he was four permanently set Cole’s status to freak. At seventeen, his exit plan is simple: make it through the last few weeks of high school with his grades up and his head down.

When he pushes through the front door of the school and finds himself eighty kilometers away holding the door of a museum he was just thinking about, Cole faces facts: he’s either more deluded than old Ms. Easton, or he just teleported.

Now every door is an accident waiting to happen—especially when Cole thinks about Malik, who, it turns out, has a glass door on his shower. When he starts seeing the same creepy people over his shoulder, no matter how far he’s gone, crushes become the least of his worries. They want him to stop, and they’ll go to any length to make it happen.

Cole is running out of luck, excuses, and places to hide.
Time for a new exit plan.

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lost warriorLOST WARRIOR (DELROI WARRIOR BOOK 4) by Loribelle Hunt

When Reza Stian receives word that the mate he’s refused to claim has been kidnapped by a faction of her clan, he can’t sit back and do nothing. He finds her having a great time however, and amused with his rush to rescue her. The situation is further complicated by her lover, Nicos Jain. Reza’s second mate, which is completely unexpected.
What’s a warrior to do but turn the tables and kidnap them? But this isn’t a game, and Reza’s playing for keeps.

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charming marjaniCHARMING MARJANI: A FADA NOVEL (THE FADA SHAPESHIFTER SERIES BOOK 5) by Rebecca Rivard

Marjani Savonett is the strong, silent second-in-command to her alpha brother. She’s seen too much death, lived through too much darkness. Now her cat threatens to take over, leaving her a cougar in a human body. But before it does, she undertakes one last mission to Iceland.

Fane Morningstar holds a prestigious position as one of the ice fae king’s envoys. But the fae never let him forget he’s not a pureblood. Then he meets Marjani and everything he thought he wanted gets turned on its head. He’d sell his soul for a night with her.

Unfortunately, he just might have to.

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mermans choiceA MERMAN’S CHOICE (SEA OF LOVE BOOK ONE) by Alice Renaud

For centuries the shape-shifting mermen of the Morvann Islands have lived incognito among humans. But one of them, Yann, has developed some bad habits. Like rescuing humans, even when doing so risks revealing his true nature. When he fishes Alex out of the sea, he doesn’t expect her to reappear eight months later, and turn his life upside down by asking him to be her guide.
Alex is determined to fulfil a promise to her dying grandmother, by gathering pictures and stories of the Morvanns. But she soon discovers that, on these remote Welsh islands, legends have a habit of becoming true!
Over the course of a few days, Yann and Alex grow close. But some mermen hate humans. Their hostility, and Yann’s secret, threaten to tear the couple apart just as they are discovering that they are soul mates. Can Yann overcome the obstacles in his path and make the right choice?

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broken mason sabreBROKEN (SOCIETY SERIES BOOK 14) by Mason Sabre

Helena Carter isn’t like other Humans. She believes in rights for the Others–creatures of other races deemed vermin by all Humans.

The problem right now is she’s been captured for harbouring a criminal, Nick Mason, escaped convict and former heir to the Tiger Pack throne.

At first, Helena resigns herself to wait it out. They can’t keep her forever, but the Humans have a more sinister plan for her and her tiger. As the stakes rise for her and Nick, Helena must be stronger than she’s ever been, braver than she can imagine, and as fierce as any tigress in the war. It is time for Helena to get her own stripes.

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winters roseA WINTER’S ROSE (DAUGHTERS OF AVALON BOOK 3) by Tanya Anne Crosby

Facing the grim prospect of a forced marriage to a feckless minion of King Stephen’s, Rosalynde, the defiant youngest daughter of Morwen Pendragon takes matters into her own hands. With the help of her mother’s spell book and a stolen wimple, she disguises herself as a plain, matronly nun and flees her loveless fate…

Giles de Vere, lord of Warkworth, is facing his own arranged marriage—to Rose’s sister, the reclusive Seren, reputed to be the loveliest woman in all of Wales. But destiny has its own wayward plans, and when the bold knight finds himself a reluctant champion to a runaway nun, he hasn’t any clue of the lady’s true identity. All he knows is that while Rose is far from beautiful, there’s something magical about her that speaks to his heart.

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vengeful valkyrieVENGEFUL VALKYRIE (VALHALLA’S CURSE BOOK 4) by Stacy Claflin

Soleil and Titan are on their own. If it wasn’t for the plethora of problems she and Titan hid from, she’d believe they were vacationing in paradise without a care in the world.

But everyone knows you can’t outrun your problems.

She and Titan are celebrating the new year when trouble comes. Make that multiple troubles. When they can’t fight their way out of it, they flee—to their supernatural friends.

A crisis is averted but not solved. Not even the powers of the high witch, a werewolf pack leader, and a dragon king can save her. Especially when the number of her targets is growing, the hunters are closing in, and Valhalla itself is on the brink of war.

Soleil doesn’t know which, if any, valkyries to trust. She and Titan expose one deception after another, and eventually what she finds shocks her to her core. And it might change everything forever.

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hearts banditHEART’S BANDIT (SHIFTING CROSSROADS BOOK 48) by Zenina Masters

Karo wants to be in the shifter’s guild, and she wants to be a hunter. With her animal form lacking certain ferocity, she chooses to focus on stealth. Her aunt sets her on a training circuit, and when the time comes, she gets the position of hunter with no hesitation.

Spending her life finding things lost or stolen is her niche, and when she is offered a job while on holiday, she couldn’t imagine what sequence of events are kicked off.

Looking for a lost fey-lion becomes a rescue mission for a flock of shifters and makes her exit a tangle of exposure, desperation, and exhaustion. Karo never thought she would see him again, but the fey are tricky creatures, and she was no longer the predator, but the prey.

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cowboy wolf troubleCOWBOY WOLF TROUBLE (SEVEN RANGE SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Kait Ballenger

For centuries, the shifters that roam Big Sky country have honored a pact to keep the peace. Even bad-boy rancher Wes Calhoun, former leader of a renegade pack, has given up his violent ways and sworn loyalty to the Grey Wolves. But his dark past keeps catching up with him…

Human rancher Naomi Evans cares only about saving the ranch that was her father’s legacy. Until a clash with Wes opens up a whole new world—a supernatural world on the verge of war—and Naomi, her ranch, and the sexy cowboy wolf stealing her heart are smack dab in the middle of it.

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crimson horizonCRIMSON HORIZON (BLOOD OF THE SEA BOOK 1) by Heather Renee and Lela Grayce

When Lavinia Maycott’s home is attacked by villainous pirates, she isn’t sure how to find peace being a survivor. With her family murdered, she has only one place to go. However, her betrothed’s estate isn’t the safe haven she was expecting.

Alone and running for her life, she finds acceptance with a small group of rebels intent on fleeing the island in search of safer territories. When that proves more difficult than any of them realize, Lavinia must choose between letting harm come to her new friends or sacrificing herself to save them.

It will take all of the courage Lavinia didn’t know she had to make it off the island alive, but even then, vampires and pirates roam the seas, making nowhere safe.

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shadowing the lightSHADOWING THE LIGHT (THE BEARER OF TRUTH BOOK 1) by Miranda Turner

Hunted for the unique blood that runs through his veins, half-angel, half-demon Gabriel Sinclair lives without expectations. On the run from forces on both sides of an ancient conflict, he searches for strength and peace in a world which only seeks to use him.

When Gabriel is forced to stop running, assigned a team—and a mate—he doesn’t want, and reluctantly tasked with a mission, he must overcome obstacles both real and imagined. Otherwise, the world as he knows it, and the mate he’s reluctantly come to care for, may cease to exist.

“I will do as the Creator bids me. Always.”

Evander Ryan is special, and he knows it. The final handcrafted immortal warrior for the light, he is the Creator’s greatest masterpiece. For fifty-eight years, he’s lived his life in black and white, coddled by his Maker, while leading his team to countless victories against their enemies. Those fights were easy. Working with a new, uncooperative mate who sees the world in shades of gray? Less so.

As Evander’s eyes are opened to the existence of light warriors who are not good, dark warriors who are, and the wider world of supernatural beings, he learns nothing is as he thought it was, and his mate isn’t who he thought he was either. Maybe there’s something to be said for not always following the rules.

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highland queenHIGHLAND QUEEN (THE CELTIC BLOOD SERIES BOOK 4) by Melanie Karsak

The king is dead.
Long live the queen.
With Duncan defeated, Gruoch becomes Queen of Scotland. Now she must rule at Macbeth’s side, a difficult prospect as the new King of Scots grows increasingly unstable. To keep her son, her love, and her country safe, Gruoch must call upon the raven.

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top gun tigerTOP GUN TIGER (PROTECTION INC., BOOK 7) by Zoe Chant

Tiger shifter and bodyguard Destiny knows Ethan isn’t the one.

No matter that the Recon Marine is the only man who can keep up with her, in a fight or on the dance floor. No matter how he makes her laugh, or how he makes her burn. Shifters always know their mates, and her tiger says he isn’t hers.

But when Ethan’s fire team goes missing on a secret mission, somehow Destiny knows he’s in danger. Drawn by mysterious instincts, she’s the only person who can find him…

And what she’ll discover will change everything she thinks she knows about shifters…and herself.

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moonlight loversMOONLIGHT LOVERS (THE WITCH AND THE WOLF PACK BOOK 7) by K R Alexander

My pack has never let me down: I’m the weak link, the one who needs to find all my powers again—or for the first time? Now I pray I can live up to being the witch they think I am. Also, that dusting off skeletons from closets doesn’t turn out to be more painful than tracking killers.

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dragon descendants 2DRAGON DESCENDANTS 2: ABSORBING POISON by J L Weil

The age of dragons could be coming to end. Five months to be exact. That is unless Olivia Campbell can find a way to break the curse that has bound the last four dragon shifters to the Veil, an island unchartered on any map.

Kieran Devenport is edgy, charming, and deadly. His ability to breathe poison makes him a formidable foe or a powerful ally. Olivia is glad he is on her side.

As Olivia prepares for a journey deep into the woods of Veil where Kieran’s kingdom, Viperus, thrives on tangled chaos and wild danger, she must find the Star of Poison. But she isn’t alone, and no matter the cost, Olivia is determined to save her dragons. The scorned witch, Tianna, can kiss her a$$.

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desperate for her wolvesDESPERATE FOR HER WOLVES (HUNGRY FOR HER WOLVES BOOK 3) by Tara West

The threads of Amara’s happy life are quickly unraveling as external forces threaten to tear her family apart. Branded as a killer, a lone wolf’s fateful decision severs the truce between the Amaroki and the government. Trapped on the reservation, Amara and her mates struggle to find a way out to capture the lone wolf and save the one man who can heal the rift between wolfkind and mankind. But they are running out of time. A power-hungry federal agent and a blood-thirsty mob are closing in on Amara’s family. She must figure out how to stop them before the conflict escalates into a full-scale war.

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return of the danuRETURN OF THE DANU by Kelly Lucille

Prince Ansgar The Bloody has no love for magic users, and he trusts the Danu even less than the magic shrouded Green they command.
Elena has spent her whole life hiding from the Warriors of the South after they burned her beloved Green and killed most of her people in their bid to take the North Lands, she is not about to start trusting them now. Certainly not the heir apparent, and the man they call ‘The Bloody’.
Both have good reason to hate, yet somehow the fate of the known world is suddenly thrust on their unlikely shoulders. They will have to find a way to work together or everyone will suffer, because the burning of the Green caused side effects none of them could have foreseen. A new alliance between the Danu and the southern conquerors may be all that keeps the people of the North Lands safe from a wild that has grown it’s own magic teeth.
…And not everyone wants to see the peace accords succeed.

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winter fireWINTER FIRE (COLDHARBOUR CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Richard Amos

Out of the frying pan, into the damn inferno! Who is the white eye guy? How can Jake Winter save the city of Coldharbour from its curse? So many questions, yet still no answers. And then there is the whole complication with Dean…

Evil is rising…Lilisian, the beast Supreme, is free. Worst luck! Jake Winter and his friends are desperate to stop her, but she hasn’t been seen since her last brief appearance. All over the city ritual sacrifices are taking place, praising her name, her followers waiting for her to fully rise to her true power.

The clock is ticking…Jake has to kill Lilisian. There’s no two ways about it. If she is restored to her deadly glory, she’ll be a threat like no other beast he has faced yet. But life is always far from easy. Lilisian has a pet that she has just let off the leash…

When a dragon takes to the skies of Coldharbour, Jake will need to summon all his strength before everything he is trying to protect goes down in flames.

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mates kissMATE’S KISS: ROYAL DRAGON CURSE by Lola Gabriel

In times where rebellions are on the rise and power is slipping through his fingers, Carlyle Tallant arranges his only daughter, Eden, to marry his strongest warrior. Darian is a fierce fighter with the drive of a stallion, the charm of a politician, and the looks of a model. It was everything a dragon shifter woman could want—but not Eden.

Something feels off to Eden. She wants nothing at all to do with him, but knows that rebelling against the marriage will only bring trouble.
Eden’s life takes an unexpected turn when she comes across a dragon, wounded and unconscious in the forest. Eden takes the dragon back to her home and heals him. When the dragon morphs back into his human state and wakes up, Eden is stunned. It’s Levi, the first dragon to deny the crown and go into exile. If having a rogue dragon in her bedroom of the palace wasn’t enough, it soon becomes apparent that this man is her soulmate.

Danger and complicated emotions follow. Eden has a role to play in the Kingdom, and that means following her father’s orders. This means marrying Darian. However, she can’t stop how she feels about Levi, nor can she accept Darian. She feels out of control of her own life. In Eden’s world, nothing is certain but her love for Levi.

Can their love survive the wrath of Carlyle, the Dragon King?

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finding auroraFINDING AURORA by Rebecca Langham

Aurora Rose slumbers in the city of Oldpass, a cursed kingdom once allied with Grimvein. The victim of a malicious spell, she is powerless to control her own fate. At least, that’s how the story goes.

Now, as Grimvein faces attack, Prince Amir has been tasked with the life-threatening rescue of Aurora, his parents hopeful he will marry the princess and secure safety for their kingdom. Talia, the strongest spellcaster in the known lands, protects and guides the prince in his quest to save a woman that threatens to change their lives forever.

In finding Aurora, the pair will realise the truth about themselves and each other, coming to understand just what—and who—they really want in life.

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by the hornsBY THE HORNS: A TAURAN OF TAVROS NOVEL by Jeanette Lynn

Riadne’s village is starving. They think their prayers are answered when they stumble across the legendary beast. Now it’s trapped in the labyrinth, and the Elders are convinced the only thing standing between the village and salvation is a sacrifice—a virgin sacrifice.

When Riadne’s sister is selected for the honor, Riadne is determined to keep her from harm.

Thanks to Nan, a direct descendant of one of the labyrinth’s watchmen, Riadne knows more of the caverns and the supposed beast it currently holds than anyone, and yet nothing can prepare her for what awaits her inside.

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cheetahs never win'CHEETAHS NEVER WIN: A MAGICAL ROMANTIC COMEDY by R J Blain

Witnessing a double homicide dumps Aaron Clinton into the middle of a gruesome murder investigation. To stop the budding serial killer from striking again, Aaron’s forced to join forces with a reformed cop and a colony of cranky cats.

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lera of lunosLERA OF LUNOS: POWER OF FIVE  BOOK 4 by Alex Lidell

With the quint squaring off against the king of Slait, Lera is running out of time to tame her feral magic. Worse still, just when the quint must weave together to survive, demons from Tye’s past surface to tear them apart. Demons he fears facing himself, let alone sharing with Lera.

But when Griorgi makes a move that no one expects, throwing River’s, Shade’s, and Coal’s lives into question, the clock runs out. Lera and Tye have no choice but to fight their battles within—or risk losing Lunos and their quint forever.

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bear essentialsBEAR ESSENTIALS (SHIFTER TOWN BOOK 4) by Novalee Swan

CONNOR REID is complex. An alpha, taller and stronger than anyone else, who has never lost a fight. But the truth is, this grizzly bear shifter is as sweet as a summer breeze and shy as a prairie dog. He never planned to stay in Shifter Town. Then something happened that rocked his world. Her name is LILY AMARETTO.

Lily hasn’t known much kindness in her life, and never from a man. When she accepts a job working for the scariest male she’s ever seen, it’s about survival and redemption. She doesn’t want to spend her life afraid of shadows, but did she really have to start with the most lethal man in existence? That’s exactly what Connor Reid seems like to her. But there are other new and indefinable feelings that he stirs. And the things he does to her in her dreams.

What do two shy souls do when they want each other badly, but aren’t quite sure how to make it happen?

Shifter Town is about to find out.

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VS Note: I actually had seven new releases in 2018! They are available at all major ebook sellers!

Veronica Scott's 2018 New Releases!

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

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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.