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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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

January 16

January 9

January 2

December 26

December 19

The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

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

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8 comments on “New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday January 23

    • Thank you SO much, truly. I’m always so happy to hear that visitors to the blog are finding books to consider…that’s my goal 🙂 I do a lot of one clicking myself – my poor TBR list! I try to offer a wide an assortment of new titles within the 3 genres…can’t get to mentioning every new book released under the sun – there are floods of them! But I try to curate the list to some extent…best wishes! Happy reading!

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    Check it out – Nightingale was mentioned in Veronica Scott’s New Release blog. This is THE blog to follow for Science Fiction Romance!

    • Awww, thank you so much! I really appreciate the mention and I wish you all the best with the new book – it was my pleasure to include it and I’m very happy for you. Always fun to have a new book out there!

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    • Thanks for all your encouragement and HUGS back! As long as the posts are useful to help readers find books and authors, and help authors gain a little more discoverability, my work here is done…I can’t WAIT to read your latest book – best wishes on the new release! If I wasn’t working so hard to finish my next title, I’d be sitting in bed, reading Warlord Sky for sure.

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