New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday March 20

kierceAs 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).

LOTS of exciting new books this week, including one from me! WOOT! My latest Badari Warrior novel. I’ve been one clicking away on everyone else’s books too of course…

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KIERCE: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 6) by Veronica Scott

Elianna McNamee, spaceship engineer, is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with all her shipmates to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.

Her captors decide to toss her in a cell with a ferocious predator, expecting him to kill her…but Kierce, the Badari warrior in question, has too much honor to mistreat a human woman. The trouble is, he’s trapped in a form drastically different from his own as a result of twisted genetic meddling and hiding dark secrets to save other Badari lives.

Able to become a man again briefly with Elianna‘s help, he and Elianna bond over their mutual hatred for the enemy but when rescuers finally arrive, the pair are separated by well-meaning Badari authorities.

Kierce struggles to overcome flashbacks from the torture and drugs the alien scientists inflicted on him. He and Elianna despair over whether he’ll ever be able to regain his rightful place as a man and a soldier in the pack, much less be ready to claim a mate.

Elianna accepts a risky but essential assignment far away from where Kierce is being held, working with another man who’s more than professionally interested in her. Her heart belongs to Kierce and she can’t forget their two nights of shared passion but will that be enough to lead them to a happy reunion?

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barbarians seductionBARBARIAN’S SEDUCTION (ICE PLANET BARBARIANS BOOK 20) by Ruby Dixon

VS Note: Who can resist a new one in this series? 

Marlene’s not like the other humans. They weep while she smiles. They look at us with fear, while she entices me with a come-hither look.

I…have no idea why such a bold female resonated to a male like me. I am the most reticent of all the sa-khui tribe, a hunter that never expected to have a family of my own. But resonance chooses, and it has chosen her for me. And Marlene is quite determined to seduce me…and who can say no to such a woman?

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choosing chucklesCHOOSING CHUCKLES (CYBORG SPACE EXPLORATION BOOK 1) by Cynthia Sax

VS Note: I’ve been waiting for this one. Nobody does sizzling cyborgs like Cynthia and it’s exciting that she’s doing a spinoff series. Had this on pre-order!

Chuckles hates all humans. In the past, humans betrayed him. That treachery caused permanent damage to his muscular form, resulting in a lifespan of pain.

When the primitive D Model cyborg answers a distress call sent by a pink-and-blue haired, sparkly human female, he knows it’s a trap. He still has to respond to her fake cry for help. She belongs to him, is the one being genetically fabricated for him. But he plans to be her captor, not her captive.

Bettina, aka Bait, works with a team of females, snaring sexual predators in space, seizing their ships and transporting them to primitive planets. As soon as she speaks with Chuckles, she knows he’s not like the others. He has honor, is a being worthy of respect, of caring.

But she can’t let him go. She has to trap him. His dominance thrills her. His deep voice evokes desires she’d never experienced in the past. She’ll risk it all, breaking every rule for one wild encounter with the male she calls Sir.

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fallen from the starsFALLEN FROM THE STARS (THE KRAKEN BOOK 6) by Tiffany Roberts

VS Note: Once I read the teaser for this latest novel in the series, I couldn’t wait to read it. One click!

Vasil has spent his life serving the needs of his people, denying his own desires — until a star falls from the sky. He follows its fiery trail and finds the unexpected: a mysterious human female. She is his chance at having the mate, the family for which he’s longed. But when he discovers her connection to the organization that created and enslaved his ancestors, he must decide if claiming his happiness is worth the risk of exposing the kraken.

Stranded on an unknown planet, Theodora Velenti has limited supplies and no way to call for help. Hopeless, the arrival of a half-man, half-octopus alien doesn’t seem like an improvement. But despite his differences, Theo finds herself drawn to him. Giving in to Vasil’s advances means accepting that the life she knew is gone forever. Can she give up a chance of rescue or is what she and Vasil feel for each other real?

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gorison traveler incidentTHE GORISON TRAVELER INCIDENT (VESLOR MATES BOOK 1) by Laurann Dohner

VS Note: Laurann’s been talking about this new series on Facebook and since I’m a huge fan of hers, I was super eager to get my hands on it!

Vivian is a cultural specialist on the United Earth fleet ship Gorison Traveler. It’s the perfect job for someone who wants to learn everything about aliens. The only problem? The commander won’t let her anywhere near the visiting Ke’ters aboard the ship. The only way she gets a peek at the lizard-like race is when her brother opens a live camera feed during a meeting—a meeting that turns tragic when the Ke’ters attack the crew.

She’s horrified. Scared. The Ke’ters are murdering her people. Rushing from her quarters to get help from a control center, Vivian finds the station abandoned. It’s all on her to try to rescue the crew.

Brassi is a Veslor trader who picks up a distress signal from a nearby space vessel. The attractive female who contacts him looks terrified, and needs his help. He’ll board the Gorison Traveler with his crewmates, and fight the Ke’ters, but the longer he spends on the huge Earth vessel, the greater distraction Vivian becomes. Brassi will do whatever it takes to save her…and to discover if Vivian’s his mate.

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griff hell squad 17GRIFF (HELL SQUAD BOOK 17) by Anna Hackett

VS note: I’m continually impressed at how Anna keeps adding new twists and depth to this long running series. Another one click for me!

Squad Three berserker Griff lived through hell long before the alien invasion. Once, he’d been a dedicated cop, but then in a gut-wrenching betrayal, he ended up behind bars in a supermax prison. After the aliens invaded, he managed to escape and join the soldiers fighting back…and came face to face with his best friend’s little sister–the bold, vibrant, off-limits woman he’s always wanted. Now the beautiful, tattooed Indy is his squad’s comms officer…and she hates his guts.

Indy Bennett lost her parents and brother in the alien attack, and every day, she vows to suck the marrow out of life. She’s also doing her bit in the fight, as Squad Three’s comms officer, even if it means seeing the man who broke her young heart. Griff was once her brother’s best friend, a boy she adored, but now she knows she needs to steer clear of the hard-edged man who still draws her like a moth to a flame.

Griff vows to claim Indy as his. The only problem is, Indy is having none of it. As their fiery attraction explodes, they find themselves embroiled in the hunt for the aliens’ unexplained octagon weapon, and a mysterious survivor town where all is not what it seems. Both Griff and Indy will have to learn to let go of the hurts of the past if they have any chance of not just surviving, but having a future.

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trapped on vkaniTRAPPED ON VKANI ( ATRAPAKO ON EDEN BOOK 3) by Aurora Springer

VS Note: I’ve been enjoying the snippets she’s shared from this book. Nobody does worldbuilding details as well as she does!

Maya Pandita spent years preparing for an expedition to the Deadlands. But her dreams of unearthing ancient artifacts are shattered when her shuttle is buried by a violent sandstorm, and her team is abducted by the scaled inhabitants of the planet. Maya and her companions must try to outwit their blue captor and call for help before they die in the toxic atmosphere.
Sa Vittaran has a problem in his claws. Along with treasures from the ruins, he has retrieved three smooth-skinned foreigners. He cannot leave them to die in the desert. Yet the puny creatures have little value as workers, except perhaps for the impudent woman who claims to be their leader. Her knowledge of the ancient script will be an asset if she can survive the long trek to his house.
An attack by marauders forces Maya and the Blue leader into a wary alliance. They must work together to thwart the bandits and reunite their company. Can Maya convince Sa Vittaran to help her team? If she fails, they are doomed to a short unpleasant life on the desolate, war-torn planet.

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reunion nhys gloverREUNION (THE DANANS BOOK 3) by Nhys Glover

Sometimes Biology can make you; sometimes it can break you.
For Jade, living with a sweet old couple and volunteering at an animal shelter is a world away from living on the streets like a beaten dog. She knows the eighteen months of her life she lost must have been horrific, if her mind made her forget them. But when she meets five returned vets living rough in the forest and starts seeing weird things, she has to wonder if her lost memory and the men are somehow connected.
It is unheard for Danan warriors to find their podmate before the age of thirty, so when a pod of five young Danans meets Jade, the youngest human captive rescued from the Lyations, they don’t understand what is happening to them. But before they can properly find out, Jade is sent back to Earth and her memory of her time on an alien planet light-years from home wiped, supposedly forever.
Driven by their biology, the young alien warriors follow her to Earth against orders. And when poachers try to abduct Jade once again, her pod has no choice but to save her and go on the run from both the poachers and the Confederacy. Because, when a podmate is found, no matter their age, nothing can be allowed to keep them apart.

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rogue aliens womanROGUE ALIEN’S WOMAN (ALIEN OUTLAWS BOOK 2) by Kate Rudolph

Out of the frying pan, and into the fire…Andie Munster never expected to leave Earth, but one abduction and six years of servitude later, she knows that life can take a girl places she never meant to go. After a daring escape from a planet that held her hostage for more than half a decade, Andie is having trouble telling if her situation just got worse. She doesn’t think she’s cut out for the life of an outlaw, and with her former rescuer running hot and cold, she isn’t sure that she has any reason to remain with his crew.

Prison was the least of his worries…Out of prison and back on his ship things should be going great for Xandr. Instead he’s been stripped of his position as captain, his crew is questioning his decisions, and he can’t keep his eyes off the human he rescued from Ixilta. Demons from his past mean that romance isn’t something he can offer, but every time Andie gets close he can’t think of anything else.

When a job comes up that’s too lucrative to miss, Xandr and his crew will risk everything to pull it off. But is Xandr willing to risk the one woman who makes him want more than the life he’s carved out for himself?

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dragons saviorDRAGONS’ SAVIOR (NIGHTFLAME DRAGONS BOOK 2) by Milly Taiden

When the courts end Dr. Vanessa Bryant’s career, she’s contacted by a secret government facility to work as a doctor—on another planet. Having no other option, she agrees. On planet Daeria, she finds her two escorts are sexier than sin. She’s going to have problems keeping her hands off them and staying professional.

Madden and Kian, dragon-shifters from Daeria, have been closer than brothers all their lives. Sharing one surrogate is more than ideal to them. They are overjoyed with the idea of becoming parents to help repopulate their planet. The problem is their female isn’t part of the program.

Vanessa is there as a healer, not their surrogate. Plus, not everyone’s happy about her presence. In fact, they’d kill to have her gone. When Vanessa disappears, Madden and Kian learn they need to save more than her life alone. It’s a race against time to convince her they’re her perfect mates and creating a family isn’t impossible.

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fight like a womanFIGHT LIKE A WOMAN by J S Frankel

VS Note: From February

Meet Kyle Sorton, teen, orphan, living a life of no purpose on a space station. Occupation: janitor. Future prospects: none. His only dream is to be someone. Anyone will do.
Wish granted–sort of. An accident aboard his space station forces his flight, and his ship crash lands on an unknown world. Mortally wounded, he uses an experimental healing device called a Clavator to transfer his consciousness to the body of an alien woman. When he awakens, he discovers that this woman not only has special abilities, but that parts of her consciousness still exist. Even more surprising to him is the fact that his new host, named Rinarra, is married to Merat, another woman. She is understandably upset over losing her wife, and initially rejects the new Rinnara.
Confusion reigns, and compounding his problem of understanding his new form is the existence of a hostile alien force known as the Droogs. Large, purple, and utterly evil, Droogs care not about any lives other than their own. Kyle, who slowly begins to not only identify as Rinnara but also to fall in love with Merat, decides to fight the invaders. Windeeri has become a home, and she’ll defend it, even at the cost of her own life.

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his battle lords curseHIS BATTLE LORD’S CURSE (THE BATTLE LORD SAGA BOOK 8) by Linda Mooney

Things seem to have settled down among the people of Alta Novis. Normals and Mutah are working together, and families are thriving. The compound is filled to capacity and brimming with new life, but their good fortune can only last for so long.

Winter is setting in, and the surrounding countryside is being plagued by unexpected swarms of wild animals. In addition, a horde of rats is contaminating the food supplies and destroying goods, but why? Where are all these creatures coming from? And why is it happening now? It all seems to point to one man – a sorcer who shows up at the compound and demands obedience, or else he’ll bring down a devastating curse upon them all. A curse that threatens to take away all Yulen D’Jacques holds dear.

The Battle Lord finds himself at odds between fact and fiction, but he’ll stop at nothing to save his family, as well as his dynasty. But sometimes the real enemy can’t be seen, making it an almost impossible battle to fight, much less win.

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time takenTIME TAKEN (OUT OF TIME BOOK 3) by C B Lewis

Time travel is a precarious business at the best of times, but when Qasim El-Fahkri’s mission to the past ends in violence, it has a ripple effect through every level of the Temporal Research Institute.

Rhys Griffiths finds himself caught in the wake of the disastrous jump, his own career uncertain. With the Supervisory Board breathing down his neck, operatives demanding answers to baffling questions, and life outside of work bearing down on him, his only respite comes from Qasim’s company. As the professional slowly becomes the personal, they must confront the echoes of their own pasts to try and move forward in the future.

But another past is waiting for Qasim, and there may be no coming back from this one.

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model scribeMODEL: SCRIBE (MODEL HUMANS BOOK 2) by Nix Whittaker

Is death his only escape?
Kynaston is the prisoner of the Scribes. Forgotten, he is on the edge of taking the ultimate escape.
Sorcha is the apple of her daddy’s eye. Including walking in his footsteps of watching the stars. But he wouldn’t be pleased with her choice when she discovers something in the telescope that could change everything.

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alien generals sassy captiveTHE ALIEN GENERAL’S SASSY CAPTIVE by Evey Embers

VS Note: I read the Look Inside and the book held my attention, put it on my TBR List.

Sirah might be the hot-tempered, unruly girl trying to band together her human army and stop the invaders… but that won’t matter much when the strict alien general, Ronan, gets his hands on her.

He’s not supposed to lust for, let alone love any of the Earth women – but the way Sirah looks into his eyes has a way of forcing him to tear down his walls. And for her part, Sirah definitely knows that these aliens are bad news. Yet, she feels herself being pulled in by this virile Alien General’s seductive, unstoppable force.

Will he risk it all to tame his headstrong captive? And can she even handle all that he’s got to offer?

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prison moon stone dragonPRISON MOON STONE DRAGON by Alexandra Marell 

Called by a fiery dragon, but does he offer freedom or death?
Abducted from Earth for her gifts as a healer and seer, Claudia Galrese hears the dragon’s desperate call the moment the alien transport comes within orbit of Prison Moon One. He needs her and she can’t rest until she finds out why. Taken in a hunt they call the Chase, she’s nothing more than a slave, forced to bleed her talents dry for a greedy warlord. When she realises she won’t survive another year in his camp, Claudia risks it all and makes a discovery even her powers didn’t see coming.

She’s his only hope of survival, but it might be at the cost of his saviour’s life.
After his brave but futile attempt to save the female dragons during the mining wars, General Tharius Dra’Kathis is left clinging to life. With no hope remaining, he’s laid to rest to await death and transition to the Otherworld plains. But after two hundred years, and with his mortal dragon body turned to stone, he still awaits the pleasure of the gods. When they agree he will return, he wonders if they are playing with him yet.

One touch of a female dragon’s flesh. That’s all he needs to bring him back.
But if the females of his race are all dead, who out there is left with the power to bring this dragon back to life?

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my savage alien rescuerMY SAVAGE ALIEN RESCUER (PARALLEL DIMENSIONS BOOK 1) by Josie Walker

Christina’s life is going according to plan until she falls off a dumpster and into another dimension.

Now she’s being courted by a hunky blue alien. Too bad she can’t understand a word he’s saying! It’s going to take this crafty YouTube star a lot more than thread and a needle to mend the mess she’s gotten herself into . . . and there’s no WiFi so she can’t even look on Google for a tutorial!

It’s a wild and dangerous world! As love begins to kindle inside her and her savage rescuer, she can’t help but wonder if she will ever find her way home again . . . or if she even wants to anymore. Can indoor toilets and cell phones compete with passion so hot it threatens to set the sheets, or rather the animal hides, on fire? Is it worth losing everything she had in order to gain everything she’s always wanted?

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inspectionINSPECTION: A NOVEL by Josh Malerman

VS Note: Not a romance, kind of dystopian maybe? This is the author of BIRD BOX so it’s a release of note.

J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world.

J is one of only twenty-six students, all of whom think of the school’s enigmatic founder as their father. J’s peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know—and all they are allowed to know.

But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he’s beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them?

Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J’s, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other.

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owned by the alien princeOWNED BY THE ALIEN PRINCE by Zara Zenia and Starr Huntress

Lucy has never been comfortable in her own curvy body, but she believes her life on Earth is perfect. When she’s abducted by the Xicret to become a personal slave, she fights her captors and refuses to give in to her new reality.

The moment Harkzak see’s Lucy on the auction block, he knows he has to have her. After bidding an astronomical amount to win her, he’s distressed to find her unreceptive to his advances.

Harkzak is desperate for a way to win Lucy’s compliance and heart, so he provides her with a device that allows her to see what’s happening on Earth since she’s been gone. What she sees makes her realize no one on Earth truly cared for her, and it makes her appreciate Harkzak so much more.

When the two finally come together, it becomes clear there are deep feelings involved.
But Harkzak is living with the weight of a lie, one that could send Lucy back to Earth for good.
If Harkzak comes clean, will he lose Lucy forever, or can the bond they’ve formed survive?

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critical exposureCRITICAL EXPOSURE (SECURITY BREACH 2) by Ann Voss Peterson

An explosion in a secret defense lab changes the lives of three men forever. 

Echo Sloane doesn’t like Detective Rand McClellan’s insistence that her brother caused the Cranesbrook lab explosion. But when her baby is kidnapped and the ransom demanded is her missing brother, she must turn to Rand for help. Danger closes in on them when they encounter another man who lived through the lab explosion. He’s determined to use the power he acquired to destroy anyone–including Rand and Echo–standing in his way.

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envyENVY (THE DEADLY SEVEN BOOK 1) by Lana Pecherzyk

Crime rages in Cardinal City. The fanatical Syndicate’s answer is to be judge, jury and executioner, even if that means destroying half the world to eradicate sin. The only thing standing in their way is a family of fearless vigilantes known as the Deadly Seven.
Created in a lab with his brothers and sisters, Evan Lazarus can sense deadly levels of envy. But when he’s blamed for a mass tragedy, it tears him and his heroic family apart. As the Deadly Seven self destruct, Evan loses himself in the city’s ruthless cage-fighting scene, slowly falling prey to the sin he was created to fight. His only hope is to find balance in a partner who embodies his sin’s opposing virtue, the last thing he expects to find is his soulmate…

Doctor Grace Go almost died in the blast that killed her parents, and learned a valuable lesson: envy eats nothing but its own heart. So she forged a life filled with purpose and now seeks justice for the survivors. When she crosses paths with a fiercely protective but damaged hero, a desire she thought long gone is ignited. But Grace is wary of risking her brittle heart on a disgraced hero, even if she can’t seem to stay away from him.

When a figure from Evan’s past emerges, in league with the Syndicate, their evil scheme threatens to destroy everything Evan holds dear. Pushed to the limits, he will have to pull his family from the brink of oblivion and become the hero the city needs, or will envy drive him to destroy Grace and his only chance at love and redemption forever?

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first contactFIRST CONTACT: BOOK ONE IN THE DEEPENING SERIES (A SPACE ROCK OPERA ROMANCE ADVENTURE) by Kelly Brewer

An ex-Marine-turned-rock-god thought his group was skyrocketing to off-planet glory. … Notsomuch.

Things started out well for Kyle Supplantis, the first rock star in history to entertain anyone other than Earthlings. Unfortunately, his groundbreaking tour of the inhabited solar system, circa A.D. 2492, ends in an unexpected fashion:

At the final sold-out show orbiting Neptune, Kyle is serenading Mercy, his brand-new beautiful wife, the daughter of a Jupiter billionaire … when he is suddenly faced with a deadly choice for him and his new family.

The question becomes: Can a rock star save humanity from complete annihilation?Can he and his crew complete their raucous journey as a series of horrific events lead to a shocking revelation that will change humanity forever? And could they be more brilliant, bombastic and bedazzling while they do it? That’s one question we can answer, at least: No. No, they could not.

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lonens reignLONEN’S REIGN: SORCEROUS MOONS 6 by Jeffe Kennedy

VS Note: I am a HUGE fan of Jeffe’s fantasy romance novels!

A Looming Threat – The sorceress Oria has finally come into her own—able to wield the power of her birthright and secure in the marriage she once believed would bring her only misery. But the past she escaped still chases her, and the certainty of war promises to destroy everything she’s fought to have.

An Impossible War – Once before Lonen led an army in a desperate attempt to stop the powerfully murderous sorcerers of Bára—and he nearly lost everything. Now he must return to the battlefield that took the lives of so many of his people. Only this time he has more to risk than ever.

The Final Conflict – With guile, determination—and unexpected allies—Oria and Lonen return to the place where it all began… and only hope that it won’t also be the end of them.

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bonded to the dragonBONDED TO THE DRAGON by Kara Lockharte

I’m not supposed to be alive. But I am. Living and breathing. I thought it would be the worst thing that could happen to me.

I was wrong. Now I’m immortally bound to serve the whims of a fairy queen.

When a white dragon lays siege to the fairy queen, I know he’s my chance to escape, but this insanely sculpted rock of a man – I mean dragonshifter – has other plans for me.

If I help him get his revenge, he’ll grant me what I want; an end to this life of servitude. But his smoldering eyes, his heated touch, and the curve of his dangerous smile, makes me question.

No, there are some things I know, I was never ever meant to have. Even if I wish it were otherwise.

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from breath and ruinFROM BREATH AND RUIN (ELEMENTS OF FIVE BOOK 1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Five hundred years ago, the Maison Realm was shattered, divided into warring kingdoms of elemental Wielders with fate and truth shadowed and uncertain. Now, factions of both the light and dark venture into the human realm in search of the prophesied Spirit Priestess who is said to Wield the Elements of Five to bring the two fractured kingdoms together.

Lyric has no idea that there’s a realm outside the human one she lives in. When fate and circumstances are pulled from her hands after an accident, she finds out that nothing is as it seems.

War is raging around her, and when Lyric realizes that they are searching for her, she must rely on those she once trusted as she trains: a boy who isn’t who she thought, and a new realm of warriors who have come to protect her.

For the darkness is coming, and the Queen of Obscurité wants to ensure that the King of Lumière can’t get his hands on Lyric. And the only way to ensure that is if Lyric herself is no more…no matter the cost to prophecy.

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name like karmaA NAME LIKE KARMA (THE SECRET GODS SERIES BOOK 1)  by G Bailey

My name is Karma…and yes, it’s my job too.
Since I was eighteen, I have used my powers to deliver karma to those in need like my other family does.
Only they are much better at it. 
I deliver much needed karma to both good and bad humans, but mainly the bad as it’s more fun.
The only rule of the job? 
Don’t talk to the other gods, especially not the powerful ones, and definitely don’t accidentally kill one of them… Whoops.
Now the twin gods of justice are after me, and not even my family can save me now.
If I’m caught, it will be a one-way ticket pass to the gods’ correctional prison. It’s a place where more than mere gods are locked up and no one ever escapes.
Even gods can’t escape their fate…but they sure can try to run. 

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vampire 73A SHADE OF VAMPIRE 73: A SEARCH FOR DEATH by Bella Forrest

It’s the question of the century. Perhaps even the millennium. Because the Hermessi are growing dangerously close to completing their catastrophic ritual, and if Death can’t stop them, no one will.
GASP has heard she’s holed herself up on a far-flung planet called Mortis, but finding it — and her — will prove to be only the first challenge in gaining her favor, as Taeral and his team will soon discover.

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curse of the trollCURSE OF THE TROLL: AN EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON RETELLING (OTHERWORLD BOOK 6) by Emma Hamm

Elva was once a faerie princess, bound to the Seelie King and renowned throughout the land. Until that was all stripped from her in a single moment. Now, she has recreated herself as a warrior woman. Fierce and strong, she is sent to the Ice Mountain where a beast reigns. Watch him, kill him if necessary, but do not fall in love.

Donnacha was once a dwarven noble, until the Troll Queen saw him. She curses him into the form of a bear. The only way to break the curse is to marry her daughter. But when a certain faerie princess enters the picture, he realizes there might be another way to free him.

Determined to hate each other, they quickly realize there’s more to people than just appearances. When the Troll Queen steals him away, breaking her part of the deal, Elva must follow the bear she fell in love with east of the sun and west of the moon. To save him, she would give up everything.

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fate foretoldFATE FORETOLD (GIFTED ANOMALIES BOOK 1) by Jalizia A Burwell

For two years Adalyn Kabos has avoided death.
Among the gifted, she’s different, and a powerful man knows this. As Adalyn uses her Seer gift to stay ahead of her enemies, she runs into the arms of four men. While she should rejoice that they’re more than willing to help, there’s only one problem.
They’ll die too.
Now it’s a race against Fate as Adalyn pushes her gift further. Will she be able to prevent the deaths of her new friends, or will all of them fall victim to those filled with greed?

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bite of winterBITE OF WINTER (FAE’S CAPTIVE BOOK 3) by Lily Archer

The Red Plains are hot. But my fae king? Even hotter. So, we kind of got captured by a warlike clan of Vundi warriors. Sounds bad, right? But they treat us as guests, and I’m coming to like them despite the ongoing threat of me being shipped off to the king beyond the mountain. I still endeavor to reach the winter kingdom and find a way back home … until the Vundi high priestess reveals that I may have more ties to the fae world than I ever imagined. On top of that, Leander knows just what buttons to press to get me naked, in a tub, and panting for him. My resolve is failing on all fronts, but worse than that, I discover danger is even closer than I realized.

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how not to acquire a castleHOW NOT TO ACQUIRE A CASTLE (KADITEOS BOOK 1) by Amy Laurens

Evil Overlord in training? Check.
Successfully hidden the true depths of her powers for four years so no one kills her? Check.
Graduating at the top of her class from the Evil Overlord Academy so she can acquire her castle? …Uncertain. And Mercury loathes uncertainty.
If that smarmy git Deviran beats her for first place, Mercury needs to rethink her plans. Because the Tumul Tuos castle belongs to her. No matter what it takes to convince everyone else.

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who let the wolves outWHO LET THE WOLVES OUT? (PECULIAR MYSTERIES BOOK 9) by Renee George

When a pack of werewolves move into her hometown of Peculiar, Missouri, good girl Dakota Thompson finds bad-boy werewolf Cal Rivers irresistible. The problem? She’s a deer shifter. Who ever heard of a prey animal falling for a predator? Good girls avoid bad boys. Right?

Cal Rivers wants to make a real go in the Ozarks shifter community, but most folks are deeply suspicious of the werewolves—with one exception. The beautiful doe shifter Dakota Thompson. Cal finds himself drawn to the gorgeous and smart Dakota. In a mate kind of a way. But then he gets into it with Dakota’s overprotective ex-boyfriend, which doesn’t make him any new friends.

After a full moon, when everyone in town shifts and spends the night in their animal forms, Dakota wakes up next to the dead, mutilated body of her ex. The tense situation between the werewolves and the town’s shifters go from precarious to catastrophic as Cal becomes one of the prime suspects in the murder. Together, Dakota and Cal work to find the real murderer to prevent an all-out war between predators and prey. Unfortunately, the killer isn’t done yet.

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wicked a c arthurWICKED: THE DESIRABLE WITCHES by A C Arthur

VS Note: Author’s note says some of these stories are re-releases from an older pen name, with additional material added. See note on ebook seller page. From February.

Touch Me, Please Me – Novelist, Cedric Compton is in the town of Mystic for one purpose only—to meet his second extended deadline. The key to making that happen is completing his research on the myth of the Desirable Witches. But when he knocks on the door of one of the reputed witches and the beautiful Sahara answers, the last thing on Cedric’s mind is work.

Sahara Baker takes her role as protector of the Mystic vector very seriously. She’s also not ashamed of acting on the insatiable desire bestowed upon her kind, so inviting the handsome writer into her bed is natural—keeping him out of her world and her heart is a little more complicated.

Tease Me, Take Me – Kitaka “Kit” Valentine is a Desirable witch with the power of vision. When she receives a premonition of danger that warns “they will come in twos,” she’s ready to act. She had no way of knowing that the two she hunted would introduce her to the two that would be her salvation.

Jack and Rad are business partners and best friends. Meeting Kit opens a door to more than just a magical world neither of them knew existed; it breaches the surface of the deep, dark sexual hunger that could destroy them all.

Teach Me, Love Me – Melody McCain is about to learn she cannot run from her destiny—whether that’s acknowledging she’s part of a powerful group of witches, or accepting that she’s part of a relationship more passionate and rewarding than she could have ever imagined.

Terrell Chase is game for joining his friend and teammate, Sean Brinkley for a week-long getaway, especially when Sean informs Terrell that his girlfriend, Melody, will be there too. What begins as a road to seduction quickly shifts into a battle to save not only their lives, but the lives of everyone in the vector left unguarded by a Desirable witch.

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lost in shadowLOST IN SHADOW: SHADOWBORN SERIES BOOK 2 by Erin O’Kane

To save the ones she loves, Ari drew on her Shadowborn powers at great cost to herself, making the ultimate sacrifice for those who have become like family to her.

With attacks increasing on shifters, and strange disappearances happening around the city, everyone is on alert. Tensions between the shifter packs and the magical community start to build as traces of magic are found at the crime scenes.

With Ari’s mind trapped in the mysterious shadow realm, but her body left behind in the real world with the men who love her, she needs to find a way back. Ari has always rejected her Shadowborn powers so this is easier said than done. Until a mysterious man arrives in the shadow realm claiming he can help her.
Will Ari trust the stranger and finally embrace her powers, or will she truly become Lost in Shadow?

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restorationRESTORATION: WOLVES OF GYPSUM CREEK by Serena Meadows

Get a degree and get the hell out of Gypsum Creek. Natalie has muttered those words most of her young life, and now she’s finally going to leave this town in the dust of her squealing tires. She. Can’t. Wait. But first, she has to renovate a crumbling old shop and get enough cash to move onto bigger and better things.

Dillion would love to start a new life, but that’s impossible on the run. Gypsum Creek might be the perfect sanctuary to disappear for a while, but a man like him can’t put down roots, or risk falling in love. Nothing good could come of it.

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sea secretSEA SECRET (THE LUNAFRIYA CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Elise H Ford

VS Note: From January

Cora is a girl who likes simple pleasures, reading her books and swimming in the local Michigan lakes. She has no idea who she really is. She falls hard for Jett, there’s just one problem. Jett is a guardian of the Halcyon mer-tribe. His job is to find a Lunafriya. A magical mermaid warrior. He thinks he’s found one…Cora. She has no idea what she really is. Now he has to tell her a secret her father never told her. She is a mermaid!

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courage of the witchCOURAGE OF THE WITCH (WITCHES OF KEATING HOLLOW BOOK 5) by Deanna Chase

After Hanna Pelsh lost her sister over a decade ago, she vowed to live her life to the fullest. And she does just that. When she’s not running the family coffee shop and volunteering her body to research for the mysterious disease that took her sister, Hanna dives head first into every adventure she can find. The only problem? The man she’s loved since she was fifteen doesn’t seem able to commit.

Rhys Silver has his dream job working at the Keating Hollow brewery. The only thing missing is a partner by his side. He’s known who he wants for as long as he can remember. He also knows he’s no good for her. But when the worst happens, he has a choice to make… overcome his fears or lose her forever.

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all souls near and nighALL SOULS NEAR AND NIGH (SOULBOUND BOOK 2) by Hailey Turner

Special Agent Patrick Collins has been reassigned by the Supernatural Operations Agency to New York City. Navigating his new relationship with Jonothon de Vere, the werewolf he’s now soulbound to, is nothing compared to dealing with territorial disputes between the vampires and werecreatures who call the five boroughs home. But the delicate treaties that have kept the preternatural world in check are fraying at the edges, and the fallout is spilling into the mundane world.

Manhattan’s club scene is overrun with the vampire drug known as shine and the subways have become a dumping ground for bodies. When the dead are revealed as missing werecreatures, Patrick and Jono find themselves entangled in pack politics twisted by vampire machinations.

Learning to trust each other comes with problems for both of them, and the gods with a stake in Patrick’s soul debt aren’t finished with him yet. Bound by promises they can’t break, Patrick and Jono must find a way to survive a threat that takes no prisoners and is stalking them relentlessly through the city streets.

Old and new betrayals are coming home to roost but the truth—buried in blood—is more poisonous than the lies being spun. Trying to outrun death is a nightmare—one Patrick may never wake up from.

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draft of dragonsDRAFT OF DRAGONS (THE FEDERAL WITCH BOOK 9) by T S Paul

Suspended for political reasons Agatha and her team have returned to her home to rest and recuperate. But still another war looms on the horizon. The Draconic Empire is making it’s move towards earth. They’ve worked behind the scenes to disrupt any and all that stand before them. But Agatha is still alive and she and the Blackmore Coven are prepared. Whatever comes through the Garden Gate will trigger a war. Is America and Earth ready for it?

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DEAD FAE WALKING (PARANORMAL PI FILES BOOK 2) by Jenna Wolfhart

As a new investigator and guard of the Crimson Court, I’ve got a lot to prove. Like, I need to show that my mind-reading powers are actually useful.

So, when Balor, my alluring fae prince, wants to team up on a case, I jump at the chance. Only problem is, he’s still digging into my past. If he finds out the truth, he’ll banish me into the darkness. And away from his side.

Worse, a sorcerer is transforming humans into bloodthirsty members of the walking dead. The culprit is hell-bent on destroying London, no matter what the cost. If we don’t stop him–and fast–the dead will kill us all.

If Balor doesn’t discover the truth about me first.

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stealing his heartSTEALING HIS HEART (NOX BAY PACK BOOK 1) by Connor Crowe

Felix is on a mission: steal a priceless artifact from the most dangerous wolves in the land. The reward? Freedom at last from the criminal syndicate that raised him and other orphaned omegas. When he stops to save a man in peril, the guards close in. Getting captured wasn’t part of the plan. Neither was meeting the intimidatingly sexy Pack Alpha. Soon, he finds himself questioning if he really wants to leave…

As the Alpha of Nox Bay, Markus is bound by duty to protect his land and his people. So when a thieving fox appears in their territory, it’s his job to punish him. Except…this fox is different than the others. He smells suspiciously like Markus’s fated mate. But can true love blossom between sworn enemies?

When Felix’s crime family come to reclaim their ‘investment’, both men must make a choice. A choice that will set both their futures in motion—and the future of the little one growing inside Felix.

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blood bearonBLOOD BEARON (HIGH HOUSE URSA BOOK 5) by Riley Storm

When the Sheriff assigns Rachel Corningstone to solve the greatest crime spree in Plymouth Falls history, she knows this is her shot. The former big-city detective will finally prove to her new peers that she’s more than just a pretty face. When a civilian consultant is forced upon her as a partner though, it might just be more than she can handle. Rachel doesn’t want a partner. Not after the last time.

Sent to the town of Plymouth Falls, bear shifter Khove has one mission: to find the traitor to House Ursa and kill him. It’s not as easy as it sounds, and despite the gorgeous police detective’s help, the traitor is burning down more of their businesses every night. It’s a race against time, and Khove can’t afford any distractions, but how is he supposed to stop himself from claiming his mate?

Oblivious to the raging desires of her beyond-handsome partner, Rachel is hot to tackle the case at hand. What she isn’t aware of, is just how out of the normal it is, or who she’s really up against. While Khove will go to any length to protect his mate, the one thing he can’t do is let the traitor survive—even at the expense of his own happiness. Can Rachel come to grips with the rules of the shifter world, or will her sense of justice prevent her from understanding why Khove must kill?

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fools errandFOOL’S ERRAND (FATE’S FOOLS BOOK 4) by Ophelia Bell

You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. In my case that was literal – I had Ozzie West’s soul and didn’t know it, but now it’s been torn from me and him along with it. I’m afraid I will never get him back.
My heart is broken.
My three mates may try to fill that void, but they don’t understand what he meant to me. They can’t see the memories unlocked by Fate.
Only one man can help, but he’s the one man I’m afraid I can never trust again.

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white omegaTHE WHITE OMEGA (HELL’S BEARS MC BOOK 2) by J L Wilder

ll my life I’ve been told I need to stay inside, stay protected. As an omega polar bear, i’m an object of lust to shifter men, and the outside world is not safe.

When my pack’s alpha claims he has imprinted on me, I know it’s a lie. I know the outside world is the only one I can trust. Even if I get kidnapped, and delivered to the doorstep of the infamous Hell’s Bears MC.

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spell of loveSPELL OF LOVE (THE DARK ORCHID BOOK 3)  by Auryn Hadley

All Jade wanted was her own happily ever after. Unfortunately, it’s never that easy. Being a woman and a mage complicates things. Falling for three men at the same time? At least that’s working out.
Everything else is a mess.

And it’s all the Spider’s fault. That man just can’t help himself. He wants power, and Xel is the best source he’s ever found. To fuel his own addiction, the Spider will destroy everything in his path – including the quiet little village of pirates and whores that Jade has claimed as her own.

But everyone has a price. For Jade and her men, it’s the people they care about. For the first time, they’ve found a family, and the Spider wants to destroy that too. After all, his goal is pain. He doesn’t even care whose.

The only way to stop this is to go for the source. If the Sultan is this desperate to have his mage wars, then she’ll play. After all, Jade has mastered the one weapon these men won’t even consider.
Love – it cuts both ways.
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her wolf silver shifterHER WOLF (SILVER SHIFTER BOOK 1) by Katherine Bogle and Alexa B James

From one master to the next, she hasn’t known kindness since her parents were alive, and even then, she never belonged to herself. When a handsome werewolf saves her from the fighting pits, Ariana’s life is turned upside down.

Thrown into a brand new world, Ariana discovers she’s not only a wolf, but the Silver Shifter, a being born every hundred years, and she’s supposed to be the last. But her hot new alpha is hiding more than he’s telling, including the alphas of the other New York packs.

Wolves. Dragons. Bears. Panthers. Each pack is holding back a secret from her, like why Ariana feels an unnatural pull to each.

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reign of dragonsREIGN OF DRAGONS (DRAGON DOJO BROTHERHOOD BOOK 1) by Olivia Ash

No one screws with my family.
My sister and I are human orphans raised by the world’s best assassin, taught to steal and kill our way through the dragonlands under her watchful eye. Grown men fear us, and no one knows we’re coming until it’s too late to run.

Irena and I—we’re good. The best. In a dog-eat-dragon kind of world, we have to be. But someone betrayed us. Someone we trusted with our lives.

Irena is missing. My mentor is gone. And as for me… the man responsible for this mess thought he killed me. He kicked me into a pit, and he left me to die.
But I don’t give up that easy.

In the darkness, facing death itself, I fused with dragons. I had no choice. This is ancient magic, and dangerous people want it. They want me, dead or alive, and they’ll start a war if that’s what it takes to control me.
The magic I discovered—the magic these brutal people want—it’s mine, plain and simple. No one can take it from me. And I’m coming back from the dead.
For blood. For vengeance.
For Irena.

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adrianADRIAN: THE WHITFIELD RANCHER – TIGER SHAPESHIFTER ROMANCE by Kathi S Barton

Mason Jane Barnhart had nothing left to live for. She was dying and there was nothing anyone could do about it. Rather than suffer a long agonizing death, she wanted it to be on her terms. She’d let the icy water claim her, and if she was lucky, she wouldn’t suffer.

Oliver Whitfield had been watching the girl. He couldn’t believe that anything could be so bad as to want to take her own life. But when she jumped from the bridge he had to go in after her. His tiger, bigger and stronger, would have to save her. When they got her to shore, Evan said that changing her was the only thing that would save her. Oliver didn’t want to, but he couldn’t let her die. He had a strange feeling that she was supposed to be the mate to one of his sons.

Adrian wasn’t sure he was ready for a mate. The timing wasn’t right. He still had so much left to do while running for public office, and if word got out that she tried to take her own life, he’d have that scandal to deal with too. But when he caught her scent, he knew, she was his and all thoughts of not being ready for a mate fled his mind.

When Mason opened her eyes, she was fit to be tied. She wasn’t supposed to be here, she was supposed to be dead. That’s what she wanted. What had those meddling Whitfields done now?

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my soul to keepMY SOUL TO KEEP by Jackie May

All Kinsey wants is a steady relationship with a decent man who will love her and treat her right. It seems an impossible goal. After getting dumped via a Post-it note, she’s fed up with her love life and ready to swear off men forever. While drowning her sorrows at the local bar, Kinsey accidentally sells her soul for a forever relationship and ends up in the Netherworld with the three lords of the afterlife.

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azure secretsAZURE SECRETS (CRYSTAL MAGIC BOOK 5) by Patricia Rice

After a childhood of being tossed from foster homes for claiming she can detect liars by their scent, Fiona Malcolm McDonald does her best to conceal her secret these days. But when she sniffs a wrongdoer and drives him off with jalapeño cheesecake, she loses still another cooking job and is homeless again. She places her last hope on her mentor in Hillvale, a town as weird as she is.

Mayor Monty Kennedy has a secret too. He owns most of Hillvale but hasn’t the cash to repair the only empty cabin. Still, even in his desperation, he refuses to repeat his father’s sins by throwing people out of their jobs and houses just so he can have his own space.

Before either of them can find a solid roof for their heads, Fiona’s mentor dies—and it isn’t accidental. Determined to discover who wanted a good woman dead, Fiona camps out in Monty’s cabin, setting her on a collision course with the mayor—and a killer. With the secret help of the town’s spiritualists, Monty and Fiona must cooperate to solve a puzzle with only a dog, a ghost, and a seemingly useless key as clues to stop a murderous gang who stink of corruption.
If they survive, perhaps a hot chef and a cool mayor might learn to share a roof.

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vengeance rebecca zanettiVENGEANCE: A DARK PROTECTORS/REBELS NOVELLA by Rebecca Zanetti

Vengeance and revenge are the only forces driving vampire soldier Noah Siosal since losing his brother to an enemy he’s been unable to find. He’s searched every corner of the globe, going through adversaries and piling up bodies until finally getting a lead. The last place he wants to be is in a ridiculous anger management group with people expressing feelings instead of taking action. Until one fragile human, a green-eyed sweetheart being stalked by danger, catches his eye. One touch, and he realizes vengeance can’t be anywhere near her.

Anger and self-preservation are the only motivations Abby Miller needs or wants right now. Falsely accused of attacking the man who’s terrorized her for years, she’s forced as a plea bargain to attend an anger management counseling group with people with some serious rage issues, while learning true self defense on the side. Yet a man, one more primal than any she’s ever met, draws her in a way and into a world deadlier than she’s ever imagined. He offers her protection, but she finds the fight is really for his heart, and she’s ready to battle.

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devil and the dancerDEVIL AND THE DANCER: AN ELEMENTAL LEGACY NOVELLA (ELEMENTAL LEGACY NOVELLAS BOOK 4) by Elizabeth Hunter

Sometimes falling is the safest step to take.
Chloe Reardon has a problem, and his name is Gavin Wallace.

Okay, Gavin isn’t exactly a problem, unless you consider a highly attractive wind vampire with dubious intentions a problem. Especially if that vampire is your boss. With an affinity for kilts and excellent taste in music.

But none of that matters because Chloe Reardon has had enough of dangerous men. Danger is overrated. Danger is the opposite of sexy. So Gavin is the last man—or vampire—on earth she needs to let into her heart.
Except what if the most dangerous man you knew was also the one who made you feel the strongest?

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taming her mateTAMING HER MATE (GRIZZLIES GONE WILD BOOK 6) by Kathy Lyons

Detective Ryan Kennedy doesn’t have time for distractions. As the only bear shifter on the police force, he’s responsible for investigating the cause of the mysterious flu-like illness that’s ravaging the citizens of Detroit. But when the beautiful daughter of a rival clan’s alpha asks for his help, Ryan realizes that she may hold the key to stopping the virus. If only he can focus on the case and not on how much he wants to kiss the enemy.

Francesca Wolf knows who’s poisoning the city, and she has a plan to take him down, but it will only work if Ryan follows her lead. Frankie’s strong, passionate spirit makes her slow to ask for help, but time is running out and the sexy-as-sin cop won’t submit to her demands. Instead, he’s giving her orders and firing up her passions just when she needs to stay calm. They’ll have to work together-as equals-to save the city, to keep each other alive, and to contain a hunger that might just burn the whole city to the ground.

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werelion and the catTHE WERELION AND THE CAT (PARANORMAL PROTECTION AGENCY BOOK 11) by Mina Carter

VS Note: A re-release

Tall, blond and handsome has been tailing her for months. But born a warlock and trained by a demon, Beth Roark isn’t a woman to be put off her game by a pretty face, not even when he almost catches her on her last job, the last job, the one that will fund her retirement from a life of crime. One soul-stealing kiss and she’s gone, but he’s not that easy to get rid of. And neither are the bully-boy wolves who first hired her to steal for them and now want her head on a platter.

She’s mysterious, beautiful and a professional thief. Werelion Alex Sullivan is the best at what he does, tracking people who don’t want to be found, but even with his skills, bringing in infamous antiquities thief ‘The Cat’ is proving to be somewhat difficult. She’s as good at not being caught as he is at catching people. When he gets the drop on her, he realizes why. She’s a magic user. And his mate. Just one problem, the people who own the artefact she just stole want it back… and her dead.
He needs to find her before they do, or risk losing his mate before he can make her his.

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witchs kindTHE WITCH’S KIND by Louisa Morgan

VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note.

Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar — two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret.
But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne’s long-lost husband — who is not quite the man she thought she married.
Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves — and the child they think of as their own — from suspicious neighbors, the government, and even their own family…
rikkis awakeningRIKKI’S AWAKENING (RARE BOOK 7) by Dawn Sullivan
 

Barely escaping death after her last battle against the General, Rikki Diamond spent the past five months in a coma. Five months of pain, despair, darkness, and most of all… anger. Now that she’s finally returned to the land of the living, she has an uncontrollable rage building inside of her, urging her wolf to take over. Feeling abandoned by her mate when she needed him most, Rikki must fight to keep her emotions in check. A battle she is beginning to feel she will lose. Her mate… her team… no one is safe.

After the General’s men got to his mate, Jeremiah Black decided he was finished watching from the outside and took matters into his own hands. Having gone undercover while his mate lay in a hospital bed, he began working his way up in the ranks, getting deeper and deeper into the General’s organization. He has one goal in mind, and not even the changing circumstances will keep him from completing his mission; destroying the General’s entire organization, even if he has to pick them off one by one.

The tides are changing with the shift of power. Will Rikki and Jeremiah be able to make it out alive? Or will Jeremiah walk into a trap on his first solo mission, leaving Rikki to the anger raging inside of her?

unbound spiritsUNBOUND SPIRITS (PROJECT DEMON HUNTERS BOOK 2) by Christine Pope

With the troubling aftermath of Project Demon Hunters’ first investigation still heavy on his mind, Michael Covenant awaits Audrey Barrett’s arrival in Tucson to film the second episode.

Except she never shows up.

Michael’s sense of foreboding is confirmed when his psychic gift pinpoints the exact spot outside the airport terminal where her panic and terror have left an indelible impression. Someone has taken her against her will, and it’s anyone’s guess where she is now.

Audrey can’t believe her eyes. Her kidnapper is a demon wearing a dead man’s face — a demon furious that she and Michael closed the portal he’d been using as a direct connection to hell…a demon who’ll stop at nothing to take his revenge.

Like a homing beacon, Audrey’s very soul reaches out for the man who broke her trust but still holds her heart — Michael, who fears that even if he reaches her in time, their fight with this particular demon has only just begun.

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forbidden for two bearsFORBIDDEN FOR TWO BEARS (BEAR MOUNTAIN BOOK 22) by Kelex

Life seems to have it out for Zachary Duchamps. He’s gone from foster home to foster home, until he works his ass off to get into the University of Chicago—hopeful to change his circumstances. But when a side job brings him face-to-face with the paranormal, he’s abducted and sold to the highest bidder. Finally able to escape years later, fate brings him from one nightmare to another.

When the battered, exhausted human shows up at their door, bear shifters Chase and LJ rush to protect Zach from whatever demons are chasing him. They immediately scent the man is theirs, but after all he’s been through, they hold back the instinctual need roaring in their blood.

Zach’s finally safe in Bear Mountain—but there are two shifters outside the walls, demanding they are the human’s mates and that he be returned to them.
Can Chase and LJ—with the help of a whole community—keep Zach safe from harm and prove to him that not all shifters are monsters?
And can Zach let go of his past and embrace his future?

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deepest blueTHE DEEPEST BLUE: TALES OF RENTHIA by Sarah Beth Durst

VS Note: Not billed as a romance, although there seem to be some romantic elements…

Life is precious and precarious on the islands of Belene. Besieged by a capricious ocean full of malicious spirits, the people of the islands seek joy where they can. Mayara, one of the island’s fearless oyster divers, has found happiness in love. But on the day of her wedding to the artist Kelo, a spirit-driven storm hits the island with deadly force.

To save her loved ones, Mayara reveals a dangerous secret: she has the power to control the spirits. When the storm ends, she is taken into custody by the queen’s soldiers and imprisoned with other women like her.

They vary in age and social status, but to many they are heroes who will aid the country or witches that will sacrifice themselves trying. No matter who they are, the women are sent to a terrifying place—an island filled with bloodthirsty nature spirits, and left without food, water, shelter, or any tools except their own instincts and magic. Whoever survives the Island of Testing will be declared heirs to the queen. But no matter if she wins or loses, Mayara knows that the life she dreamed of is gone.

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raining magicRAINING MAGIC: MESSING UP MAGIC BOOK 3 (MAGIC NEW MEXICO 43) by Winnie Winkle, Foreword by SE Smith

Their spirits are free… but their town is under siege.

Tashi, a dazzling firebird-moon elf, packs a lot of magical power in her punch. Her discovery that Magic, New Mexico is in trouble sends her winging to the town with a dire warning of doom. It also sets her on a collision course with a super hot warlock.

Zac takes one look and knows he has to have Tashi. He’s spent a lifetime turning away from his dark side; now he’s ready to capture this little free-spirited hedonist living her life in wild abandon. Feisty and fearless, she belongs to no one. Zac is determined to make Tashi his, regardless of the cost.

Tashi and Zac face three different enemies, each resolved to steal away or destroy the town’s magical residents. In a battle of wits, unusual spells, and bewitching ingenuity, Tashi and Zac’s future together depends on the resilience of love in a world out of kilter. They take their stand against allies once considered friends, a cruel alien race bent on their enslavement, and a vengeful Djinn with a god complex.

In a life flipped upside down, what could go right?

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dragon guard charlene hartnadyDRAGON GUARD (EARTH DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Charlene Hartnady

When Mountain catches the human he’s been tracking, his excitement turns instantly to shock. She’s not who he thought she would be. Not even close. She’s not even one of the females taking part in the hunt. This female is something else entirely.

He needs to get her back to his lair for questioning. His people will be interested in all she has to say. At least, that would be the logical, responsible thing to do. Only, he’s not feeling particularly logical at the moment. Not when looking into her blue eyes, or taking in her curvy body. Nope! Screw being responsible! He’s going to try and win her. The only problem is, this particular female isn’t looking for a mate. His superiors won’t be happy with his choice either, but he’s going for it anyway.

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fairer hexTHE FAIRER HEX (A WITCH AMONG WARLOCKS BOOK 1) by Lidiya Foxglove

So apparently my mom was a witch. And not just a witch, but a witch who turned bad. My poor, sweet, normal dad wanted me to have a good college experience. Instead I get a magical offer I literally can’t refuse, from the world’s most elite school for warlocks.

WARLOCKS. As in GUY WITCHES.

Even though I definitely have lady parts, somehow I ended up at a warlock school to learn the gentlemanly arts (which are a lot more badass than, ahem, lady magic). Did I mention the witch world is stuck in the 19th century? Unmarried witches and warlocks barely see each other outside of society balls, which are still a thing.

No one knows how I ended up here. I’m thrown into a whole new world where I am outcast and friendless, except for:

—Firian, the enigmatic fox shifter who has been watching over me since I was born.
—Alec, my new roommate, a sexy-as-sin incubus enchanted not to lay a hand on me. For safety. Or cruel and unusual punishment.
—Montague, the black sheep of the school since he got turned into a vampire on spring break.
—Harris, an arrogant ass from the most elite of all magical families. Okay, he’s not my friend but he’s Montague’s. I’ll work on him.

My existence here breaks all the rules. Am I here for the right reasons? Or am I the pawn meant to destroy the very world I’m starting to love? When my magic proves stronger than anyone expects, and the school is attacked by a demon, I’ll need help from the four gorgeous magical men who are willing to break a few rules with me. They’re each forbidden to me in their own way, and the greatest danger of all might not be demons, but falling for them. All of them.

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star cruise songbirdVS Note: I had my scifi rock star romance on the mind. Entertainment Weekly put out a list of their top 23 ‘fake’ songs from movies and TV shows and I was wishing someone would write the songs for my futuristic rock diva LOL. STAR CRUISE SONGBIRD:

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February 27

February 20

February 13

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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