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?

Buy Links:

Amazon     iBooks     Kobo     B&N

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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