As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
REVIVING OLIVIA (PROJECT DEEP BOOK 7) by Becca Jameson
Olivia. Cryonically preserved for ten years without her knowledge.
Holds the mysterious key that could free everyone.
Living on the run with two very tempting men, while hoping more than anything that her past doesn’t compromise her future.
Spencer.Computer hacker who escaped the enemy.
A skill set that could save the entire DEEP team.
Lacking confidence could be his undoing, especially when it comes to the two people he cares about most.
Damon.Cryonicist who revived twenty-four souls.
Protector of the two lives in his care.
Hopeful that he can convince them to be his, and scared to death he might not be enough for them.
An unconventional relationship born under duress, in isolation.
Can their bond hold true when the dust settles?
TOXIC GAME (A GHOSTWALKER NOVEL BOOK 15) by Christine Feehan
VS Note: I loved this series initially, then drifted away from it – book #8 confused me and the series was getting too violent for me at the time; came back for VIPER GAME and SPIDER GAME….but I’m going to read this one and see how I feel. I still reread some of the older novels in the series on occasion. One clicked.
On a rescue mission in the heart of the Indonesian jungle, Dr. Draden Freeman and his GhostWalker team need to extract the wounded as quickly as possible—or risk spreading a deadly virus unleashed by a terrorist cell. When Draden gets infected, he forces his team to leave him behind. He won’t risk exposing anyone else. He intends to find the ones responsible and go out in a blaze of glory….
Shylah Cosmos’s mission is to track the virus and remain unseen. Her enhanced senses tell her that the gorgeous man eradicating the terrorists one by one is a GhostWalker—and his lethal precision takes her breath away. When he’s hit by a lucky shot, she can’t stop herself from stepping in, not knowing that by saving his life she’s exposed herself to the virus.
There’s no telling how much time Draden and Shylah have left. Racing to find a cure, they quickly realize that they’ve found their perfect partner just in time to lose everything. But even as the virus threatens to consume their bodies, they’ve never felt more alive.
VALDJAN (CYBORG WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Immortal Angel
Valdjan is facing the biggest challenge of his life. He’s been selected as the champion who must face the Elven tests, to gain the power of the Crystal Cave before it’s too late.
Ithyll has been waiting for a champion, and time has never been an issue until now. An enemy has found her Crystal Cave and she is no longer safe. So when Valdjan falls from the sky, she prays to the gods that he’s the one to pass the tests. That he will free her from her duty.
But the Elven tests are not for the faint of heart. And though they believe there is only one champion, they will have to discover the greatness inside them both to succeed.
ENSIGN PROBUS (THE SPACE MERCHANTS BOOK 8) by Wendie Nordgren
Just when Princess Teagan and her husbands had decided to have no more secrets, lies, or prevarications between them, the Galaxic Government has other ideas, and it leaves some of them on opposite sides.
After being brought to the cusp of interstellar war, the Parvac Empire participates in a deadly race to uncover the source of technology far too advanced to have been created within the known galaxies. The discovery would put a government or criminal faction at a major militaristic advantage, and there are those who will kill whoever gets in the way along with anyone who might serve as a witness.
Ordered to discover the source of the alien technology, Ensign Probus and her team put the skills which they’ve learned at the Inquisitors Academy to use. Their search takes them from the Laconian Sector and across Galaxic space. However, they aren’t alone in their mission. It seems as though a subtle consciousness draws them forward, but is it an alien consciousness or the work of the Mad Ones?
Teagan’s husbands decide to facilitate her sense of power and personal self-worth by teaching her what they know and treating their beloved Imperial Princess like as much of an equal as they can…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
DEMANDED BY THE ALIEN (REBELS OF SIDYTH BOOK 4) by Sabrina Kade
Nothing in Dolan’s life is going well. He knows to the depths of his alien hearts that Layla is his Chosen mate. But the sarcastic, opinionated human woman doesn’t seem to realize how lucky she is to have caught his attention. Worse, his older brother Azan is driving him insane, treating him like a child rather than the warrior he knows he can be—despite being desperate to hide his one debilitating weakness.
Layla’s only goal is making enough money to care for her brother—even though she’s sure the money she sends isn’t reaching him. Annoyingly, the arrogant, frivolous alien Dolan keeps trying to convince her she’s his mate. She doesn’t have time for his antics. He’s no different from all the other people who have let her down.
But when bad weather traps them together overnight, Layla realizes Dolan’s cocky attitude hides more vulnerability than she ever imagined. Perhaps Layla can’t save everyone. But maybe she can find her own happiness by simply saving herself—with a little help from Dolan.
WINTER WORLD (THE LONG WINTER BOOK 1) by A G Riddle
VS Note: From February. Not a romance although there were romantic elements, but a release of note. I one clicked. I enjoyed the book, good solid scifi, looking forward to the sequel.
Each month, Earth grows colder. Snow falls in summer. Glaciers trample cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. The new ice age shows no signs of ending.
Chaos erupts. Around the world, people abandon their homes, fleeing the cold, flocking to regions where they can survive.
Nations prepare to go to war for the world’s last habitable zones.
NASA and other scientific organizations race to discover why the world is cooling. They send probes into the solar system to collect readings, and out there, in the dark expanse of space, they find something no one expected: a mysterious object, drifting toward the sun. Could it be responsible for the new ice age? And if so, can we stop it? Or is the artifact merely an observer? Or neither? Could it be a relic from a long-extinct civilization? One thing is certain: investigating the object is humanity’s best hope of survival.
As the ice age claims more lives and the world slides into anarchy, an international consortium launches a mission into space to study the object and make contact. But the first contact mission doesn’t go as planned. What the crew discovers out there is beyond anyone’s imagination.
Two members of the first contact mission may hold the keys to humanity’s salvation.
Dr. Emma Matthews is the commander aboard the International Space Station. For months, she has watched the world below freeze and civilization unravel. The headlines tell only half of the story. The messages from her sister tell the rest, of a world witnessing mass migrations, fighting for survival, struggling to provide a future for their children. When a catastrophe strikes the ISS, Emma faces her own fight for survival.
Dr. James Sinclair is one of the greatest scientists alive. A mind before his time…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
NAX (SKY WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Sadie Carter
Between work and caring for her sick mother, Crista didn’t have much time for a social life, let alone a man.
And certainly not for a man like him.
So what if he was sexy, gorgeous and had the lead role in all her late-night fantasies? He was also rude, weird and just way too much man for her.
She couldn’t even please her asshole boss, how would she ever please a man like Nax?
Nax didn’t like humans. He didn’t like talkative females or loud females, and he definitely did not like tearful females. He hated this planet they were forced to live on while they searched for their mates.
Yet against all odds he found himself intrigued by her.
Aroused by her. Wanting her.
DEEP: AN EROTIC MILITARY ROMANCE (DEEP BOOK 1) by Jaine Diamond
VS Note: Set on a space station.
Top cadet Lana Marsden lives by the rules. The most important rule of all: no messing around with an officer. She learned that one the hard way.
Now her only desire is to survive the grueling DEEP Training program and leave that scandalous past behind.
When she reports to Station Six amid wild rumors of erotic hazing rituals and sadomasochistic games, she’s not prepared for any of the rumors to be true—or for her insatiable attraction to Sergeant “Catch” Durant, her tattooed rebel of a trainer.
One touch from Catch, and Lana knows she’s in trouble. One night of white-hot ecstasy, and the rules melt away.
DEEPER (DEEP 2) by Jaine Diamond
For months, Sergeant “Catch” Durant has scraped out an existence without her. Cadet Lana Marsden. The girl of his kink-fueled dreams. Sweet. Submissive. And utterly in control.
The girl who used the safeword and walked away.
For months, Lana’s tried to carry on with her duty—her mission into the deep. She’s tried to let Catch go… and failed.
When a state of emergency forces their paths to collide, there’s only so long Lana can resist the man who brought her to her knees. Only so long Catch can hold himself back from all he really wants.
ROGUE HUNT (ROGUE STAR BOOK 2) by Elin Wyn and Ava York
I just wanted to save the cute little critter…
Cute, little alien critter, but still.
It needed my help getting out of that awful cage.
If surly, growly Aavat didn’t want to help, all he had to do was shrug those broad, bronze shoulders. Surely there’d be nothing one little human could do to encourage him, right?
How was I supposed to know how much trouble it would lead to?
DELIRIUM (ATOM AND EVIL BOOK 1) by Myra Danvers
VS note: No blurb provided, just a quote from the book. Dystopian SFR apparently, from the reviews. 33 reviews on amazon, 4.8 average
DRAGON UNEARTHED (DRAKKONIAN WARS BOOK 1) by Ishabelle Torry
Dr. Jemma Flannigan – There’s nothing like a new dig to get my heart pumping. An endless desert of possibility awaits. Ancient bones. Pottery. Cave art…a dragon?He’s huge. Stark-naked. Covered in scales.And he says I’m his mate.I don’t know what’s more terrifying—the fact he’s an alien, or that his very presence muddles my senses, and his touch leaves me a quaking mess.
Kai – After crash landing on this foreign blue planet thousands of years ago, the last thing I expect is to be struck by the sweet scent of the Nocktam. It beckons to me, rousing me from hibernation, away from the safety of the cave I’ve called home for centuries. Her essence draws me like no other, and I can’t deny the primal need to claim her as mine. She’s beautiful. Vibrant. Spirited. And in grave danger…These humans have no idea their very existence hangs in the balance of an age-old galactic war. But I’ll protect my mate at all costs. Even if it means I have to sacrifice an entire planet.
THE LIEUTENANT’S MATE (BLUE SOLACE BOOK 4) by C W Gray
Sebastian Dolarnio has a past. His parents sold him into indentured servitude when he was seventeen which led him to enforced prostitution. Fortunately, with the help of some very good friends, him and his daughter are safe and have a home – a beautiful, accepting place with more family than he ever dreamed of having. Then there’s his mate. A handsome, wonderful man calls Sebastian “mate” and Sebastian knows he doesn’t deserve him. He has to find a way to be worthy of his new home and his new mate. A strange Crellic book provides him with the answer to his problems, but it comes with complications of its own.
Alois has been dreaming of finding his life-mate since he was a kid. He knows that Sebastian is a dream come true, but how can he convince his mate of that plus fight the baggage he carries from his own past? When Sebastian begins a strange, wonderful journey, Alois knows that he has to be the loving and supportive mate that Sebastian deserves.
The two men build a life together and learn to love one another, but the galaxy is in turmoil and Charybdis Station is in the middle of it all.
METAL DRAGON (WARRIORS OF GALATEA BOOK 2) by Lauren Esker
Meri is a widow, consumed by grief for the husband she lost ten years ago. She never expected to be stranded on an alien planet full of vicious dinosaur-like wildlife … let alone with a tormented, silver-eyed dragon prince. He says he’s rescuing her. He’s definitely the only person who can protect her from this world’s monsters. But there’s no one to save her from her own treacherous heart, after she believed she would never love again …
As a slave to the Galatean Empire, dragon shifter Lyr lost everyone he ever loved, and walled up his heart in self-defense. Protecting Meri doesn’t have to mean falling in love with her. Even if she’s brave and beautiful, and everything that Lyr and his dragon could have wanted in a mate.
But it’s just the two of them. No one is going to know.
OTHERWORLDLY: KASSIEN AND CALYPSO’S SONG by C F Rabbiosi and C A Rabbiosi
Two worlds: HERS the species of origin, and HIS from her darkest nightmares. Will she be the one to save his entire warrior race, or will their love tear the entire world apart?
“You destroyed our world… We are nothing now! Nothing but the old leather-bound classics that tell us who we WERE. So dominant, so advanced… You think you know love: Chemicals that explain your PERFECT science. Endorphins… none of it real: Animalistic.
Well I am HUMAN. And we are not just science. Just because you have broken down these precious elements, the ingredients of the potion… It doesn’t make the spell any less potent.”
ABUNDANCE by Emmalynn Spark
Alex is part of Earth’s last hope: a crew member on a ship sent out from a dying planet, wishing for a second chance. He wakes from his cryo pod to find destruction. Their mission has failed, he and his commander, Luke Belka, are the only ones to survive the journey.
Luke insists that help must be coming, that one of the other ships on the mission must also have reached this planet. Whether or not he’s right, they will need to survive on this lush alien planet. And maybe find happiness along the way.
INHERITING WAR (BRACE FOR HUMANITY BOOK 6) by Viola Grace
Remi is the first human-Rrassic hybrid, and she leaves the creche to return to Imrahl with her nearest four siblings. All of them have been trained to fight, spy, and make themselves useful to the war effort.
Hiding her existence from the unmated humans hadn’t occurred to her, and she is soon without a proper place and in a holding pattern. A job as a bodyguard is a great distraction.
Kromir is the Mrek-Rrassic who has been sent to examine the exotic new human-Saya. His bodyguard is one of the new species and therefore out of his grasp until he finds out that she isn’t, and she isn’t.
She leads him to the creche, and he sees the army that is rising around them, her brothers and sisters, and as she calls them, her cousins. He needs to report back to the council, but he needs proof. Remi is an excellent specimen, so he takes her along… for science.
TIME TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO MODERN ROMANCE by Madeline J Reynolds
Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to offer. He’d rather go on an adventure than spend one more minute at some stuffy party. When his grandfather gives him a pocket watch he claims can transport him to any place and time, Elias doesn’t believe it…until he’s whisked away to twenty-first-century America.
Tyler Forrester just wants to fall hopelessly in love. But making that kind of connection with someone has been more of a dream than reality. Then a boy appears out of thin air, a boy from the past. As he helps Elias navigate a strange new world for him, introducing him to the wonders of espresso, binge-watching, and rock and roll, Tyler discovers Elias is exactly who he was missing.
But their love has time limit. Elias’s disappearance from the past has had devastating side effects, and now he must choose where he truly belongs—in the Victorian era, or with the boy who took him on an adventure he never dreamed possible?
WINTER’S WEB: AN ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN NOVELLA by Jennifer Estep
VS Note: A re-release, previously in an anthology. I enjoyed this one and it was my introduction to her series. (I received an ARC when the anthology came out.) Plus, who can resist a RenFaire???
An assassin at a renaissance faire. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, if you’re the Spider . . .
I might be Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, but even I need a break from the bad guys every now and then. So when Owen Grayson, my significant other, suggests a trip to the Winter’s Web Renaissance Faire, it sounds like a perfect distraction from all my problems.
The faire starts off innocently enough, but something seems slightly off about the cheery atmosphere and costumed characters. Maybe I’m being paranoid, but I can’t help but feel like I’m trapped in someone else’s icy web—and that they don’t want me to leave the faire alive.
BLOODLEAF (THE BLOODLEAF TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Crystal Smith
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?
VAUDEVILLE RUNAWAY: A STANDALONE REVERSE HAREM CIRCUS SHIFTER ROMANCE by Emma Dean
Kitty is just a normal girl trying to find her way in the world when she runs into some trouble that brings her right to a traveling circus. Then three insanely hot guys take her in and give her a safe place, and soon she realizes the Circus of Night is far more than it appears.
JAKE’S DJINN: CARDINAL WITCHES by Alyssa Day
VS NOTE: Short story.
When Jake, brilliant scholar and full-fledged member of the crazy Cardinal Witches family, meets the djinn of his dreams, at first he doesn’t even realize it. But after she punches him in the face, helps him survive the birth of his niece, and confides the deeply guarded secret of her true name, will Jake be the one to grant Donya’s wish?
BITTEN BY THE EARL (LORDS OF THE NIGHT BOOK 2) by Sandra Sookoo
He loves her but can’t convince her… Rafe Andrew Edward Astley, Twelfth Earl of Devon, toils beneath an ancient curse as a vampire. He has made peace with that side of him long ago, except if he cannot banish his beast, he’ll never win the one woman he can never forget, the woman he fell for years ago when he stole that which he hadn’t a right. Yet this Christmastide season holds promise.
She fears his beast but wants the man… Lady Elizabeth Sinclair, sister to the Duke of Manchester, is content with her life and her charity work, but she longs for something more. Older and wiser since the last time she fell in love, she puts herself on the Marriage Mart, where she tangles with the one man she fears, the man who took her blood and her innocence eleven years before, the man she still craves. But horror of what he is keeps her wary, despite romance in the offing.
A sweetly tempestuous love affair that captivates them… Rafe and Elizabeth conduct a clandestine courtship, despite the pitfalls facing them. Caught up in the thrill, understanding and compassion are the key to unlocking the fear she clings to as well as the depression he battles, but when the time to break the curse arrives, everything goes awry. Unexpected danger stalks them, and it doesn’t stem from a creature of the night. Only the ultimate sacrifice can see them through the darkness to grasp their own fairytale ending.
SHINY DANCER: MOUNTAIN MERMAIDS (SAPPHIRE LAKE) by Desiree Lafawn
He’ll show it all.
Charli didn’t want to come home to Aurora Falls. This town and everything in it reminds her of things she’d rather not think about. If it wasn’t for her sister’s wedding, Charli wouldn’t come back at all. But at the bachelorette party, something flashy catches her eye, and the girl who always wished she could blend into the background finds that she can’t look away. There’s something about Kristofer that commands her attention-and annoyance. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
A BITE OF FROST: PARANORMAL ANTHOLOGY by Various
A collection of Paranormal themed short stories that take us to magical realms, on heroic quests and deep into the heart of winter.
This collection has a multitude of sub-genres. Ranging from Reverse harem, Urban Fantasy, Shifters and a bit of old gods.
DUDE WITH A COOL CAR (CONCRETE ANGELS mc BOOK 2) by Siobhan Muir
VS Note: I’ve enjoyed the snippets Siobhan has shared and I love her books in general. Have this one on my TBR.
Cooper DeVille, US Marshal – Being undercover has its perks. I get to do stuff the day-to-day me would never experience. Like infiltrating the Concrete Angels Motorcycle Club and meeting Karma, the gorgeous Enforcer of the MC. Being handcuffed to her bed is a dream, but that’s the problem with undercover work. Everything I’m doing here is only half true. The Concrete Angels—and Karma—are connected to Backlog, a shadow organization infiltrating law enforcement. The Fed undercover here before me was Backlog’s bitch, and now he’s dead. I have to determine which side of this fight the Concrete Angels are on… before Karma comes to bite me in ways I won’t enjoy.
Karma, Concrete Angels’ Enforcer – You bet your ass, I’m that karma, the one people pray never catches up to them. But my own karma has found me, seeing as the hunky P.I. who drove into the MC compound with his cool car is my Goddess-chosen true mate. But as my luck—and the Goddess’ sense of humor—would have it, Cooper’s an undercover US Marshal trying to ferret out our connection to a group called Backlog. Would’ve been nice to know before I took him to bed and discovered he’s the best damn submissive this Madam could want, because I don’t deal well with liars. And no one’s happy when Karma’s pissed. But Backlog has Cooper in its sights, and to survive… my mate might just have to die.
DRAGON VANQUISHED (DRAGON GLADIATORS BOOK 4) by Zara Stark
Locked in an immortal prison with the scariest creatures of legend, I’ve got no choice but to team up with a few former enemies if I hope to make it out alive. With no cards and no dice, I’m as good as dead if I can’t convince them to team up with me. I have to because somewhere out there are my four dragons terrorizing the ancient world as mindless beasts because of the Concilium. If I can’t bring them back to the intelligent, thoughtful men I know they are then I’m going to have to kill them. One human against four fully-powered elemental dragons, I’m as good as dead myself. For the first time, I have to embrace the dangerous, seductive power of tarot cards if I have any chance of pulling through. Wish me luck.
FELYN’S CURSE (THE WITCH KING BOOK 2) by Nancy Holland
When Felyn was a young, defenseless witch, she was cursed to live as a shape shifter—a deadly panther. She might have been rescued and raised by a noble and powerful leader, but she lives in fear she will hurt those she loves in her animal form so each full moon she hides deep in the forest. But how can she refuse her adoptive father’s plea for an arranged marriage with a new ally? After all, it’s temporary and in name only…
Varz agrees to an arranged marriage reluctantly because he needs the military and diplomatic alliance. He has secrets and a growing power struggle back home. He’s relieved he need only marry the young witch for a year until he meets his bride. Felyn is beautiful and intelligent and not easy to ignore, but Varz is a man of his word. His vow to leave his bride untouched will be the hardest one he has had to keep.
SHIFTING ALLIANCES (HIGH HOUSE URSA BOOK 4) by Riley Storm
VS Note: From February
Working at a dive bar on the outskirts of Plymouth Falls, Amber Ferlund can’t fall any further. But when the darkness inside her rears its head yet again, driving her out into the cold darkness of a northern winter, she realizes there’s always one more level of hell. Having abandoned herself, she waits for death to free her from looming insanity. What she doesn’t expect is that her savior will appear dressed in black, his sword stopping a hair from her throat. Nor that he will be so good looking.
Kasperi is on the hunt. He and his fellow bear shifters have been dispatched to investigate reports of magic being used in Plymouth Falls. Now, hot on the heels of the rogue mage, he readies his weapon and prepares to rid the world of yet another enemy, before they can kill more of his friends. But he stays his hand at the sight of the beautiful but beleaguered woman, alone in the forest, moments from freezing to death. She’s no threat to him, is she?
His fellow shifters disagree, but Kasperi knows they’re wrong. This woman needs aid, not the blade of his sword. Together, they must teach her how to control her gifts, to use them for good before they corrupt her completely. Nearby wait his former fellows, ready to take her head for the slightest mistake, and deeper in the shadows lurks a stronger enemy, one who recognizes Amber’s true potential. But, if anyone wants to get to Amber, they’ll have to go through Kasperi first, because he’ll protect his mate at all costs.
THE BEARLY TAMED GRIZZLY (BEAR CLAN, 3) by Jenika Snow
Oli -I didn’t know her, what she looked like, where she was, but I knew my mate was out there. And it was that truth that had me saving myself for her. Only her. If I couldn’t fully give myself over to my fated mate, what kind of worthy male was I?
But staying in town, hidden deep within the forest, wouldn’t bring my mate to me. I had to go and find her. I had to make her mine.
India – As a former foster child, I never had real family, no roots. I’d always felt like something was missing, so I worked hard on helping others. My mobile medical van was where my passion lay. It’s how I made sure no one else felt helpless.
But when my van was broken into, and my safety compromised, it was a big bear shifting male who came to the rescue.
Oli said I was his. He claimed I was his mate. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
HIDDEN POWERS (SUPERORDINARY SOCIETY BOOK 1) by Tara Lain
Jazz Vanessen is weird—and not just because he’s a werewolf. For most of his life, he’s felt different from his alpha male brothers and friends. Since he’s adopted, he can’t even blame it on family.
Now eighteen, Jazz meets his idol, the social activist Lysandra Mason, and her breathtaking nephew, Dash Mercury. When Dash is around, even stranger things start to happen, including Jazz falling hopelessly in lust. Not only is Jazz having visions, making people disappear, and somehow turning invisible, but somebody’s following him and threatening to reveal his pack’s secrets to the world.
Together with Dash and Jazz’s equally amazing friends—Carla, BeBop, Khadija, and Fatima—they discover the danger is even more lethal than they thought, and Jazz’s weirdness may save all their lives.
THE RED DRAGON’S BABY (SHIFTER DADS BOOK 1) by Zoe Chant
Single mom Katie Miller has left everything behind. Unable to handle the idea of her six-month-old son being raised by her dangerous ex, she pulled up her life and escaped. Now she’s alone with her baby, road tripping into the unknown with a little money and a lot of determination.
Dragon shifter Ronan Reinhardt escaped his own violent past years ago. Now, he lives deep in the woods, on the outskirts of a quiet shifter community, keeping himself to himself. Until Katie stumbles—literally—onto his doorstep. Ronan finds himself captivated, and drawn to protect her and her baby son.
Both Katie and Ronan are used to lives of desperation and struggle. Now, they’re each experiencing a depth of love and comfort that they’ve never known. Can they learn to accept the love and safety a family brings? And when Katie’s past catches up with her, can the sleepy little town come together and help Ronan defend his mate and baby?
HER KEEPER BEAR (BURNING FALLS SHIFTERS) by Cynthia Wilde
When Cindy Lowell leaves her cushy job in New York City and returns to her childhood home, she thinks it’s to care for her elderly grandmother, but something deeper is calling her. Despite her attempts to stay focused on her “fresh start”, one charismatic stand-offish jerk named Chase Martin is making that near impossible. The attraction is burning and electric, but she can’t help the feeling he is hiding something from her…something big.
Chase cannot help his immediate animal attraction to “New-Girl-In-Town”, Cindy Lowell. Trouble is she’s a bit too curious about her new home. His job as leader of the bear clan is to protect the town and its citizens, at all costs. Their secrets are meant to stay just that: secret…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
HEART (GHOST MOUNTAIN WOLF SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Audrey Faye
VS Note: Author’s note says series should be read in order.
Lissa chose to stay, to stand with the tattered remnants of her pack as they try to make themselves whole again. She somehow didn’t expect it to try her patience quite so much.
Which means it might be time for a meek bookkeeper to take matters into her own hands.
Before her wolf does.
PRINCE OF PERSUASION (THE NOVI NOVARRO CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Emigh Cannaday
Created when they intermingled with demons, the dark elves of Sinaryos have come to rely on humans to keep their race alive. The royal family is no exception, with a king on the verge of death, a court riddled with spies, and a broken line of succession. Despite everything working against him, Prince Fallon Blackwood has met all the demands of the crown for nearly a hundred years…except for one.
After avoiding this obligation for too long, the time has come for him to take a harem and prove that he’s capable of continuing his family’s bloodline and ensuring their control of the throne. But underneath his cool and calm exterior, Fallon secretly yearns for a much different life than the one he was born into.
Novi Navarro is a working-class barmaid who’s used to running her tavern and running her mouth. When she gets assigned to Prince Fallon’s harem by mistake, she thinks it’s a complete joke. She makes a deal with Fallon for them to both get what they want from this administrative oversight. But when members of the Blackwood Court discover her true identity, she quickly learns that she must beat them at their game…or die.
MATED TO THE BEAR (BEAR CAVES BOOK 1) by Mia Wolf
Jessica has hit rock bottom. With no home and no job, she has no idea what to do. So when a guy from a dating website offers her to come and stay at his place to think things over, she does something insane: she accepts.
But how on earth is she going to think things over while being shut up with a guy who has a rock solid chest, a lethal look, and a disheveled mess of brown hair? She’s ready to obey any of his orders.
Alpha Joshua is facing pressure from his bear clan: he needs to take a mate. But his tortured soul doesn’t want one. When his clan signs him up for a dating website that matches him with Jessica, his bear suddenly rages protectively and invites her to his home…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
PRINCE OF DEATH (LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD BOOK ) by Sam Burns and W M Fawkes
Gifted power over life and death, Lysandros has spent millennia in the underworld, listless and alone. The youngest child of Hades and Persephone, he’s been sheltered from the threats in the world above.
Theo Ward hasn’t been so lucky. After watching his mother wither away, he’d do almost anything to have her back. When a messenger appears at the Banneker College of Magic and offers the young professor a chance to save her, Theo can’t pass it up, even if it means going straight into the underworld and dragging her home. But Theo gets more than he bargained for when he crosses paths with the prince of Hades.
Set against the king of Olympus, they must shed their past burdens and learn to trust in each other, so they can face down a storm that threatens to wipe the nation’s capital off the map.
FIREWEED AND BRIMSTONE (THE GRIM REALITY SERIES BOOK 3) by Boone Brux
It seems rather fitting that I’m a grim reaper who happens to be a widow. In fact, my husband’s death ignited a chain of events that shook my life and landed me as GRS’s newest grim reaper. He’s been dead for over a year, but I can’t shake the feeling that the circumstances surrounding his car accident aren’t what they appear.
My suspicions are confirmed when I find a receipt for a storage locker rented in his name. Of course, I have to investigate, but what will I find? Was he leading a double life, cheating on me? If only. What I find makes me wish another family in Ohio was all he’d been mixed up in.
As pieces of the puzzle surrounding my husband’s death fall into place, I discover a scheme so diabolical, it could change the face of death as we know it—and not in a good way. Using our mad reaper skills, my partner Nate and I skirt the edge of ethereal rules, call on some old friends to help, and learn there’s a lot more to being a grim reaper than we ever imagined—or wanted to know.
WOLF TRAP (WOLF MOONS BOOK 2) by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Miami. Dr. Parker Madison, new to the cult of the werewolf, is compelled to help Chloe Tyler work through her own accidental brush with a pair of razor-sharp claws as the next full moon approaches, shape-shifts are imminent, and the Miami PD is hot on their trail.
SHADOWS ON THE BORDER (LOST IN TIME BOOK 2) by A L Lester
Newspaper reporter Lew Tyler and his lover, Detective Alec Carter, are working out the parameters of their new relationship. Meanwhile, time traveler Lew is trying to decide whether he wants to stay in the 1920s or find a way to get back to 2016, and Alec doesn’t know if he can bear the vulnerability of being in love with someone who uses such dangerous magic.
Fenn is a Hunter from the Outlands, come through the Border to search for the murderous Creature and its offspring at the behest of the Ternants, who maintain the balance between Fenn’s world and ours. Fenn strikes a bond with Sergeant Will Grant, Alec’s second in command, who is keen to learn more about his own magical abilities. As time goes on, Will grows keen to learn more about Fenn, as well.
Fenn has their own painful secret, and when they appear to have betrayed the team and goes missing in London, Will is devastated. He has to choose between following his heart or following his duty.
Moving through the contrasting rich and poor areas of post-First World War London from West End hotels to the London docklands, the men need to work together to capture the Creature … and choose who – and what — is important enough to hold on to and what they may need to give up to make that happen.
DRAWN BY DRAGONBLOOD by Lynn Burke
Elijah Tolzman has accepted he may be the only dragonblood shifter left on earth. Alone for close to ten years, he holds no hope of finding even one, let alone the two fated mates needed to keep his kind from extinction.
When he catches the scent of his female deep in the White Mountains, he soars the skies, his heart and mind filled with hope as he goes to claim his destiny. However, he finds her in another man’s arms. His conscience might balk over tearing the lovers apart, but the dragon inside, the darkness he tries to suppress, demands he takes what belongs to him—regardless of the cost…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD by Genki Kawamura, translated by Eric Selland
VS Note: Not a romance but this sounded so different and so intriguing, I thought I’d list it.
The postman’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage to keep him company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can tackle his bucket list, the Devil appears to make him an offer: In exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, our narrator will get one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week…
With each object that disappears the postman reflects on the life he’s lived, his joys and regrets, and the people he’s loved and lost.
SPLINTERING REALITY (BREAKING ORDER SERIES BOOK 2) by Catherine Kopf
When Ambert gets a hold of a notebook containing The Regime’s fatal flaw, all eyes lie on him as he searches for an answer to stop Dreamers and The Regime from war. If he wishes to keep his friends safe, he can’t let them discover his secrets — including his past with the elusive Commander. He’s not the only misfit in the crowd. Branded as an oracle, Calista has nowhere to hide. Her dreams predict the future, and they now might be the only key to saving Wes’ sister and protecting the growing rebellion. If she can learn to trust the rebel lurking inside her.One false move won’t just get them killed; it’ll fracture the growing resistance. Ambert and Calista must find the truth lurking in their creativity-centered world before The Commander splits apart their friendship — and with it, the rebellion itself.
THE TRUE QUEEN (A SORCEROR TO THE CROWN NOVEL BOOK 2) by Zen Cho
VS Note: I really enjoyed the first book in this series.
When sisters Muna and Sakti wake up on the peaceful beach of the island of Janda Baik, they can’t remember anything, except that they are bound as only sisters can be. They have been cursed by an unknown enchanter, and slowly Sakti starts to fade away. The only hope of saving her is to go to distant Britain, where the Sorceress Royal has established an academy to train women in magic.
If Muna is to save her sister, she must learn to navigate high society, and trick the English magicians into believing she is a magical prodigy. As she’s drawn into their intrigues, she must uncover the secrets of her past, and journey into a world with more magic than she had ever dreamed.
BANE OF WINTER (HEART OF DARKNESS BOOK 2) by Debbie Cassidy
Tainted creatures hunt me and death haunts my every turn, but my Raven keeps me safe. Together we must navigate the Winter Lands and find the Winter King because only he can aid me in my quest. Only he can help me unite the Tuatha and cut off Oblivion’s power.If only quests were that simple.
Nothing is what it should be, and suddenly the only plan is survival. I will do whatever it takes to live, whatever it takes to protect those I care about. I will be whomever I need to be, even if it means losing myself. I will use the warrior inside me, and when the time comes, I will roar.
LEVIATHAN’S RISE (KEEPERS ON NEW HAVEN BOOK 2) by Bokerah Brumley
Trapped in his human form for one hundred and sixty years, Lev has let the world pass him by. He can’t remember what happened to his family, but he mourns for them anyway. He waits in the underside of the church, baking bread and tempering the more volatile members of the Keepers.
Someday he will remember. Someday he will find what happened to his son. But he fears he can never answer the call of the sea, and will be a human until the end of his days.
Then a beautiful woman who reminds him of his long lost wife appears on the doorstep to the church, bearing a clue about his missing son. Lev’s boy might still be alive, and this woman Mara could help find him. All his inertia vanishes, and he feels like a young whale again. A whale in love, despite how little he knows about Mara or her past.
Mara’s fins are stolen, bound by malevolent magic. The sea calls for her, but she only has two legs like a human…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
VS Note: Quite a few new scifi romance goodies coming next week, including one of mine. My next Badari Warriors novel, KIERCE, will be out in a few days…in the meantime, there are six other standalone novels in this award winning series…
Here are the buy links for AYDARR, book one of the series:
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.
I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…
I check and verify all the buy links at the time I create the post but after that I’m not responsible.