New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday May 29

silent lucidityBetter buckle in – there are a TON of New Releases to report this week!

As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).

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SILENT LUCIDITY (THE INFINITE CITY BOOK 1) by Tiffany Roberts

VS Note: Oh yesss, had this pre-ordered!

She didn’t ask to be abducted.
She didn’t ask to be torn away from her simple, happy life on Earth.
She didn’t ask to become a pet to a powerful alien merchant.

Abella hasn’t allowed four years of slavery to break her spirit, but after numerous failed escape attempts, the chances of making it home to her family seem bleak. That is until she shares a passionate, forbidden dance with a silent stranger. His piercing silvery eyes haunt her with a taste of hope.

Intense, mysterious, and deadly, Tenthil may be the key to Abella’s freedom. But as she finds herself increasingly drawn to him, she realizes the truth—Tenthil has no intention of taking her home.
Will he be her salvation, or will she trade one master for another?

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aces over queenACES OVER QUEEN (THE DRIFT BOOK 8) by Susan Hayes

Royan Watson lived by three simple rules: No regrets, no relationships, and no slowing down. No exceptions. Then steady, reliable, and sexy as hell Owen Connors crossed his orbit, and Royan’s rules went out the airlock.

Astek station is in chaos and Tianna Astor has been sent to set things right. But no briefing or data files could prepare the ice queen of Astek Corp for the secrets, lies, and temptations she’ll find out at the edge of civilized space.

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paxs emperorPAX’S EMPEROR (INTERGALACTIC OFFICERS BOOK 2) by Mara Jaye

I’m not supposed to be on Earth.
But, I had to come here after my young son’s life was threatened. Sixth world Earth is the last place anyone should or even could come to look for me. My goal was to live here with a small detachment, let my brother rule for me, and find out who is trying to take my place on Ghar as Emperor of the Intergalactic Alliance.
Except, when it’s time to come home, I find I don’t want to leave Earth and Pax behind.

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his captive humanHIS HUMAN CAPTIVE: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE (CENTAURI CAPTIVES BOOK 1) by Kallista Dane and Kate Richards

Mantsk – My world is gone.
Everyone on Arythios killed, our planet left uninhabitable. Destroyed by an unknown enemy while I was away on maneuvers with a small fleet of starships. We’re all that’s left— an elite team of warriors adrift in space with no home, no hope. And no females of our race left alive.
We begged the Interstellar Federation for help, but all they sent us were a handful of females from a primitive planet called Earth. “To see to the needs of your troops,” their leader said.
I swallowed my pride and accepted. With no Arythian females, we needed breeders. Though they were small and pale, the aliens would have to do. So I picked one out and started teaching her our ways.
She’s stubborn and full of fire, but she’s awakened a dark hunger in me. I had no idea I’d have to dole out so many punishments to train her properly—or how much I’d enjoy the task.

Jess – My world is gone.
I’ve never been so scared.
I volunteered for a diplomatic mission to the beautiful world of Arythios. But the Federation lied to me. The planet doesn’t exist anymore. Instead I woke up on an alien starship, surrounded by huge gray-skinned warriors who think I’m their new sex toy.
I’m adrift in space with no home, no hope. Their arrogant captain says I have to call him Master and obey him. When I don’t, he punishes me.
And the scariest thing of all is—I’m starting to like it.

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ravishedRAVISHED: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE (CENTAURI CAPTIVES BOOK 2) by Kallista Dane and Kate Richards

I was an old-fashioned girl, saving myself for Mr. Right.
Now, I’m the property of an alien warrior—and he’s determined to make me his mate.

An unknown enemy destroyed Arythios, killing every living creature on the planet. The only survivors of their race are an elite band of male warriors who were away on maneuvers when the attack occurred.
Vowing to track down and crush the enemy, they turn to the Interstellar Federation for help. Instead of aid and shelter, they are given a handful of females from a minor planet called Earth.

Dylos – Arythios is no more. We’re the only survivors. Though I’m still grieving the loss of my mate, it’s my duty to claim one of these primitive aliens as my own. Mate with her and produce offspring to save our race from extinction. They’re uncivilized, but I’ll train mine to be properly submissive.

To my dismay, the alien female I’ve chosen is stubborn and defiant, often in need of stern punishment. I’ve tried to keep her at a distance, but her virginal innocence stirs my loins, awakening a savage hunger I thought was as dead as my world.
And her beautiful soul has touched my heart.

Trina – After I refused the advances of one of the most powerful leaders on Earth, he locked me up until I’d agree to participate in his kinky sex games. When his wife found out, she insisted I be sent far away. So he added me to what he said was a diplomatic mission to another world…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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cyborgs secret baby grave goodwinCYBORG’S SECRET BABY (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES: THE COLONY BOOK 7) by Grace Goodwin

Atlan Warlord Jorik guards the Coalition Fleet’s Processing Center on Earth, protecting warriors and brides without mercy or distraction…until he sees Gabriela. She is everything the beast within him craves. Soft. Curved. Unafraid. He dreams of courting her properly, wooing her into accepting his beast’s claim, and making her his—body and soul. Danger strikes and his beast takes control—resulting in his immediate removal from Earth. From Gabriela.

Gabriela fell in love with an alien Warlord who fought to save her life, then disappeared, only to learn he was later killed in a battle with the Hive. She moves on with her life as best she can, with one beautiful reminder of their time together. A baby.

When she learns Jorik isn’t dead, but banished to the Colony, she and the baby are sent to find him. The problem? He’s not just contaminated, he’s been newly matched by the Interstellar Brides Program. And not to her.

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alien mate juno wellsALIEN MATE by Juno Wells

Gabby was left all on her own after her father and brothers were ruthlessly killed when alien monsters conquered Earth. Now she’s part of a group of captive human women being sent to an unknown prison planet.

When things take a turn for the worse and the ship crashes, Gabby knows she’s going to die. But fate intervenes and she’s saved, finding herself strangely attracted to her scarlet scaled, golden eyed rescuer.

Until he stumbles upon the slave ship wreckage, Radek had never found the one who calls to his soul. His life had been consumed by the need to protect his people from the blood thirsty, aggressive gryphons. Now he has a new calling, the exquisite human female must be safeguarded at all costs.

Abby is completely at this strange alien dragon’s mercy. She’s stuck on a new and dangerous planet, doesn’t speak the language, and the rest of the human survivors look to her for leadership. Does she have a choice except to stay by Radek’s side?

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best game everBEST GAME EVER: A VIRTUELLA NOVEL by R R Angell

It is springtime at Bolin College and death is in the air.
The Virtual Campus Challenge demo is one week away. To make matters worse, Robby hasn’t had a boyfriend since freshman year and his gender-fluid friend is making that all too clear.
When Robby and his team uncover a link between suicides and virtual reality games, Virtuella, SaikoVR’s AI game engine, fights back. Can Robby and his friends defeat Virtuella, save the world, and find love in the BEST GAME EVER?

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unmatchedUNMATCHED (HER ILLUSIAN WARRIOR BOOK 3) by Annalise Alexis

They say time heals all wounds, but they’re wrong. What’s been done to the Illusian people is unforgivable. Those responsible need to burn. We’re tracking ghosts. Every time we think we’re close to the truth, we find more questions and more pain. But we’ve come too far and survived too much to let anything stand in our way. The price of justice is steep, and this could cost us everything.

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stravonSTRAVON (DARK PRINCES BOOK 1) by Suki Selborne

It was supposed to be a fun day out. A pleasure cruise in space, to see the stars. But our ship never made it home to Earth.
Five brutal alien princes invaded our ship. And they stole five Earth girls away.
The Dark Star princes rule the galaxy. They’re fierce, cruel, and impossibly handsome. Prince Stravon plans to take me back to his palace for the royal mating ceremony. He wants me to give him an heir.
But what happens next shocks both of us.
Trouble has hit the Dark Star empire. And I’m right in the middle of it.
Will I ever make it home?

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hunting their mateHUNTING THEIR MATE: A DARK SCIFI REVERSE HAREM NOVEL by Piper Stone

As far as I’m concerned, the Cenzans will always be the enemy, and there can be no peace while they remain on our planet. I planned to make them pay for invading our world, but I was hunted down and captured by two of their warriors with the help of a battle-hardened former Marine. Now I’m the one who is going to pay, as the three of them…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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mated to the alien commanderMATED TO THE ALIEN COMMANDER: THE BREVIEX SERIES BOOK 1) by Molly Rowland

Two nights ago, I was kidnapped.
Now I’m chained up in the bowels of a spaceship, surrounded by giant muscle-bound aliens who look at me like I’m the newest item on the menu. My heart sinks at whispers of a king and his harem. I huddle in the corner of my cell and pray for rescue.
The Commander could be my salvation.
All the aliens stare at my naked curves, but his gaze is different. Intense. Protective. Hungry. Like it takes every ounce of self-control he has to keep from devouring me. The disapproving looks from his men tell me he’s close to crossing a line I don’t understand.
Trouble stirs when his men discover the true ferocity of his attraction. Will he surrender me to the King when the time comes? Do I want him to?

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save her heartSAVE HER HEART: SEQUEL TO RESCUE HER HEART by KC Luck

After six months of exile, Salishan Bransen wonders what the future holds for her until a sexy blonde walks into her life. Before she knows it, Sal is mixed up in a Space Ranger mission to rescue a hostage. Only nothing goes right and once again, Sal is on the run.

Working as a trainer at the Space Ranger academy, Captain Nat Reynolds is living a simple life with her love, Catherine Porter. When a mysterious distress call from Sal comes through, Nat must decide if she will risk everything and take on a new adventure to save her.

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glint of lightA GLINT OF LIGHT: BRIDGE AND SWORD SERIES BOOK 8.5 (BRIDGE & SWORD SERIES) by JC Andrjeski

Everyone told him Cass couldn’t be saved.
All of them, even Allie and Jon, Cass’s childhood friends, believe she’s too far gone.

She chose the darkest of dark paths, betraying everyone who loved her, nearly killing her best friend, Allie, and destroying Allie’s mind in the process. After Cass became a minion of the dark being, Shadow, she nearly killed them all. After everything she put them through, the rest of their team mostly wants her dead.
But Balidor can’t bring himself to let her go.

Using his vast abilities and psychic training, he leads Cass through the darkness of her own mind, trying desperately to bring back the woman he loved before Shadow broke her.
In the process, he is forced to face a darkness in himself, something he thought he’d left behind long ago.

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decaying orbitDECAYING ORBIT: A TAKAMO UNIVERSE NOVEL (AEON PROJECT BOOK 3) by AR DeClerck

In a desperate attempt to save his brothers, Vex did something stupid. Now, racing against time, his brothers have one chance to save his life, and it’s all in the hands of a petite pink-haired cybernetics professor. With no choice but to leave Vex with the doctor, they swear they’ll return as soon as they can. Riddled with pain and barely able to move, Vex has no option but to let her do her job. He knows that allowing anyone to touch him is dangerous, but he doesn’t want to die. Not yet.
Augustin Moreau spent her life learning how to modify bodies to make them better, faster, stronger. When her old friend Sharyn calls, begging for help, Gus knows she’s the only woman for the job. Vex is stubborn, irritating, and bossy, but she recognizes a man burdened by grief and spiraling out of control. Gus knows she can save his life but getting him to trust her is an entirely different story.
Trapped together on a planet in the middle of a bloody civil war, the two realize they must work together to survive. History says the two of them should hate each other; the scientist and the experiment, but something else grows between them. The only question is: will they hold on to it, or let it go and walk away when it’s over?

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limited wishLIMITED WISH (IMPOSSIBLE TIMES BOOK 2) by Mark Lawrence

VS Note: Probably more romantic elements than romance, is my guess.

It’s the summer of 1986 and reluctant prodigy Nick Hayes is a student at Cambridge University, working with world-renowned mathematician Professor Halligan. He just wants to be a regular student, but regular isn’t really an option for a boy-genius cancer survivor who’s already dabbled in time travel.

When he crosses paths with a mysterious yet curiously familiar girl, Nick discovers that creases have appeared in the fabric of time, and that he is at the centre of the disruption. Only Nick can resolve this time paradox before the damage becomes catastrophic for both him and the future of the world. Time is running out—literally.

Wrapped up with him in this potentially apocalyptic scenario are his ex-girlfriend, Mia, and fellow student Helen. Facing the world-ending chaos of a split in time, Nick must act fast and make the choice of a lifetime—or lifetimes. Game on.

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purple hazePURPLE HAZE (ALIENS IN NEW YORK BOOK 2) by Kelly Jensen

Six months have passed since Dillon and Lang crashed into each other on a crowded street in New York City, changing the course of their lives. Now they’re living together as a couple, happy, in love, but not quite ready to say the words out loud.

Dillon is about to embark on a new adventure—opening a private art school housed in the brownstone left to him by his father. Lang… Lang is becoming ever more aware of the futility of his mission: being caretaker to his clan’s future when his clan might not survive the war with an opposing faction.

When a flashbulb outside a nightclub on New Year’s Eve temporarily blinds Dillon, the course of their lives is set to change again. Dillon’s perception of how the world works is going to be forever altered, and Lang will have to decide between his mission and the man who has come to mean more to him than he ever thought possible.

It will be up to both of them to chart a new direction, one that holds the balance between being human and alien. A course that might require sacrifices neither of them is willing to make.

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kept by the zandianKEPT BY THE ZANDIAN (ZANDIAN BRIDES) by Renee Rose and Rebel West

She killed to escape her former slave master. Stowed away on my ship. Injected me with poison. Now she’s been remanded to me for probation. It’s my job to watch her. Rule over her. Discipline her. It’s up to me to decide if she’s worthy of asylum on our planet.And I’m dragging my feet on the decision. Because stars know, I like her right where I have her. In my home. In my bed. Kept by me.

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human omega babiedHUMAN OMEGA: BABIED BY HIS GUARDIAN MATES (PYKH BOOK 3) by Eileen Glass

Finally, everything is going good for Carter. He’s not a slave. He has a roof over his head. He’s fixed his alien language translator and now can talk to Pykh and Siel, his protectors.

Thankfully, they aren’t promiscuous alien hillbillies. They’re loyal men who love him, and Carter loves them back. Our space marine is ready to settle into a new life on the fleaf’akhie planet and be happy.

But now there’s another problem. On this planet… he’s the girl?And not just any girl, but a pale, delicate, exotic princess who must be bowed to, courted, and entertained with poems.What’s a tough space marine to do, being treated like this?

Setting them straight would be easy, and Carter does come clean to his hopeful fathers to-be, but now a golden-armored general brings a carriage to take him away to safety. Carter must play along with the princess act, or he and his new family may be turned away at the gates.

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farlands prodigalFARLANDS PRODIGAL (ULTIMATE PASSAGE BOOK 5) by Elle Thorne

Qalen’s the one who never should have existed. Hell, he’s Saraz’s worst nightmare.
But Qalen doesn’t care. He does his thing, keeping a low profile, unbothered by many, living life in Midland and the Farlands. He likes his privacy.

Cinia’s the concubine who shouldn’t be alive. She should’ve been a snack for the wildlife outside the Asazi protective borders. And she would have been, if she hadn’t grabbed Qalen’s attention. Except catching Qalen’s eye wasn’t the best thing that could have happened. Or was it?
Enter Saraz. One pissed off, egomaniac dragon-type shifter that’s not taking rejection or his life crumbling around him lightly. And he wants his concubine Cinia back.

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renegade justine davisRENEGADE: THE COALITION REBELLION: ZIEM 3 (A COALITION REBELLION NOVEL BOOK 6) by Justine Davis

The Coalition’s most decorated battle commander Caze Paladen is running out of time—personally and professionally. A shard of shrapnel embedded close to his spine threatens his life, and the resistance of Ziem’s people to Coalition rule threatens his career. Either way, Paladen is on borrowed time, unless he can find a way to win this war.

The legendary Spirit of the Mountain, widow Iolana Davorin—long believed dead—has the power of healing along with the blessing and curse of far-seeing vision. Following her path has saved Ziem so far, but cost her nearly everything, including the love of her children. Now, when she’s almost reclaimed her life, she must risk it all again and find a way to turn an honorable man into a traitor.

Caze Paladen holds her world and the lives of her children in his hands. Yet, she sees something in him that gives her hope, for both her home and her heart. If she can find the long buried spark of humanity in him and flame it to life again. If she can stop the rebels from killing him.

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chimeras giftCHIMERA’S GIFT (INTO THE DEADFALL BOOK 4) by Susan Trombley

The chimera is a mystery that baffles the residents of New Omni—when his attitude isn’t making them want to kill him.

Even as a gladiator champion with many battles under his belt, the chimera finds the Dead Fall to be a challenge, so when the four-armed fire-warrior, Tak, saves his life, the shapeshifting chimera attempts to socialize, but his arrogance leaves the easygoing Tak in a fury with his thoughtless words.

Desperate for answers to understand how a mated male thinks, he seeks out Alice, Tak’s intriguing mate, while in his serpent form, and inadvertently discovers that Alice has secrets of her own. Secrets she must keep to protect her family.

The chimera and Alice enter into an uneasy bargain while he holds his silence, but he isn’t happy about the price of that silence on Alice and her mates. As he spends more time with Alice and experiences feelings for her that he’s never had before, it becomes a struggle for him to keep her secret, and he can’t help offering a solution—one that will cost him instead.
One that might cost his life.

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melody embracedMELODY EMBRACED (ALIEN SABRETOOTH SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Serena Simpson

Lyrek brought his people to earth looking for their abraza; the one woman whose melody resides with their own. If they can’t find at least a spark they will leave and continue their search through the galaxy.

Jade’s life is spent working, relaxing, and spending time with friends. She’s given up looking for that special someone. When her best friend invites her to the newest restaurant in town all she hopes for is a decent meal. What she gets are food and Lyrek. She’s finally met someone that makes her want to risk it all.

Jade’s song reaches out to Lyrek, she may be the salvation of his people. He, on the other hand, maybe her death sentence. To keep her alive means to stay away from her.
Jade must risk her life to help his people and her own. Lyrek must risk the one person he never thought he’d find to save his people and hers.
If what they plan doesn’t work, neither will have to worry because another race is coming with intents to kill them all.
In the midst of their race against time is the fact that love keeps calling their names.

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wild is the blueWILD IS THE BLUE (THE ADVENTURES OF BLUE FAUST BOOK 6) by Cecelia Randall

It’s been three months. Three months of peace, three months of learning to wrangle her powers, three months of living with four men…

And Blue is bored. Well, only a little—it’s hard to be bored with two piquets, classes, training, overprotective men, and two more who pop into her life whenever they want. But, she is starting to wonder if her days of grand adventures are over.

She doesn’t have to worry for long. The Boss sends in a new assignment, one that will take Blue, Mo’ata, Forrest, Levi, and Felix to Cularna and straight into the machinations of the upper echelons of the Mercenary Guild.

At least she’ll get to meet Felix’s family, right? And she might get that ride on a spaceship she’d been promised.

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booty hunterBOOTY HUNTER (HAREM STATION BOOK 1) by J A Huss

Bounty hunter, Serpint, has just returned to Harem Station with a prize addition to his brother’s elite collection of Cygnian princesses. But Serpint sacrificed a lot to bring this little gift home and now all he wants is some no-strings sex with a simple, obedient girl and a bottle of whiskey.
Enter Princess Lyra. She’s any filthy-minded rebel’s one-night-stand erotic dream. If you don’t mind her bad attitude and lack of… luster.
Not quite the obedient girl Serpint was craving. But Cygnian princesses are hard to pass up. Even one with dark secrets. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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star crossed harem station 2STAR CROSSED (HAREM STATION BOOK 2) by JA Huss

Twenty years before Serpint brought Queen Corla home to Harem Station she met Crux for the very first time. They were destined to be soul mates but could never be together. All they had was just one night.
This is the story of Crux and Corla and how all the outlaw brothers came to reside on Harem Station. Meant to be read after Booty Hunter and before Big Dicker it contains a star-crossed love story and secrets that are as deep and dark as space itself.

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battle for elfheimTHE BATTLE FOR ALFHEIM by Mirajane

I saved her life the first night we spent in Alfheim. And then she gave me her virginity.That night she was all blonde hair, soft skin, and pure innocence. And I knew I was going to ruin her. Now we’re stuck in the virtual world, and death in Freyr: God of Faeries means death in real life. I have to get her out of this hell hole before she figures out who I really am.

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legacy chronicles killing giantsTHE LEGACY CHRONICLES: KILLING GIANTS by Pittacus Lore

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

The Mogadorians have captured Six and Sam and brought them to Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of their mysterious master plan to get their revenge on the Garde. It’s the opening night of a spectacular new show, and dozens of special guests, the media, and tons of spectators have flocked to Sin City—which can only mean one thing: the Mogs are planning something truly devastating.

Luckily for Six and Sam, they’ve yet to find a prison that can hold them. When they do manage to escape, and finally regain control of their Legacies, they will have to race against the clock to try to stop their old adversaries once and for all. And if they can’t succeed, they—and countless others—will suffer the consequences.

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tiger catcherTHE TIGER CATCHER: THE END OF FOREVER SAGA by Paulina Simons

VS Note: A time travel romance

Young and handsome, Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. His world is turned upside down by a love affair with Josephine, a mysterious young woman who takes him by storm. But she is not what she seems, carrying secrets that tear them apart—perhaps forever.

So begins Julian and Josephine’s extraordinary adventure of love, loss, and the mystical forces that bind people together across time and space. It is a journey that propels Julian toward either love fulfilled…or oblivion.

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stranger things darkness on the edge of townSTRANGER THINGS: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: AN OFFICIAL STRANGER THINGS NOVEL by Adam Christopher

VS note: Not a romance but I enjoy the TV series so this is a release of note…

Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper’s protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked “New York” out of the basement—and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does “Vietnam” mean? And why has he never talked about New York?

Although he’d rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can’t deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York—the last big case before everything changed…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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dragons discoveryTHE DRAGON’S DISCOVERY (LOCHGUARD HIGHLAND DRAGONS BOOK 6) by Jessie Donovan

The Department of Dragon Affairs sends Dr. Kiyana Barnes to Lochguard with a group of human women open to having dragon mates. She’s supposed to help them adjust to being around dragon-shifters while also observing how the clan works on a day-to-day basis. She most definitely isn’t supposed to notice how one look from a certain dragonman teacher sets her skin on fire, let alone ask him to kiss her in a weak moment, given her past.

Alistair Boyd spends most of his time in the clan’s archives, searching for a solution to fulfill the vow he made to himself three years ago. However, when his clan leader orders him to educate the latest group of humans to come to Lochguard, he has no choice but to cut back and do his clan duty. One of the females catches his eye, but he tries to resist her. After all, he made an important vow. One that includes staying away from females until it’s complete.

One weak moment results in a kiss that changes both Kiyana and Alistair’s lives forever. Unfortunately, a clan emergency means keeping Alistair’s dragon silent for more days than he’d like. Will Alistair’s duty to clan end up harming his dragon and pushing away the woman who is his second chance? Or, will he beat the clock to have everything he didn’t know he wanted?

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zero foxes givenZERO FOXES GIVEN (KITSUNE SHAPESHIFTER SERIES BOOK 1) by Nix Whittaker

Magic naginata and shape-shifting foxes. Canada is much more exciting than the brochure had promised.
Kiera prefers a boring holiday and has created a following based on it. Unfortunately, when Goddess’ interfere it means her rather sedate holiday turns into the discovery of a lifetime. Yokai are real and all the other creatures they told her about at her grandmother’s knee are also real and so far none are friendly.

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blood of a huntsmanBLOOD OF A HUNTSMAN (AFTER DARKNESS FALLS BOOK 2) by May Sage

The vampires have always feared the first of their kind and his descendants. Now all immortals know there’s a new Eirikrson threatening their way of life.
And they don’t intend to let her.

Catherine Stormhale has spent decades trying to crawl out of her family’s shadow. Now they’re calling her back home, to serve their clan against her new friends, and she has a choice to make.

Bash used to know who he was. A protector. A provider. A huntsman.
After being bitten by a feral vampire and turned into a blood-craving thing, he’s lost everything. Family, purpose, honor.

When students are attacked outside of the Institute, all warriors are called to help secure their borders.
Bash and Cat sign up for the same schedule. He’s a newborn vampire with no control over his thirst and she, a princess born to this life.
Neither knows what they’re in for.

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loyal magicLOYAL MAGIC: A DYSTOPIAN FANTASY (FAERENE APOCALYPSE BOOK 3) by Jenny Schwartz

Ancient secrets and modern conspiracies swirl around Amy and her griffin partner, Istvan.
The inaugural South Eastern Magisterial Circuit is underway and as Amy accompanies Istvan on his magisterial duties, she faces hostility she hadn’t expected. The Faerene of Atlanta aren’t happy that a human has magic, even if Amy has sworn hers to Istvan.
The wreckage of human civilisation is everywhere and the devastating apocalypse isn’t over yet, at least, not for humans. Amy’s loyalty is about to be tested.

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hard frostHARD FROST: DEPTHS OF WINTER (MIDNIGHT RISING BOOK 1) by Thia Mackin

Controlled. Structured. Cold.
At twenty-four, Kinan is a child by fae standards. Not that she feels like one. She’s spent the last six years working as a mercenary soldier, doing everything from translating to assassinating. The only requirement? To operate within the law, safe in her routines and patterns. So the two-year contract to guard a trade caravan offers the perfect escape.
Until everything descends into chaos.
Injured, weak, and on the run, she’s taken in by a fae family with their own secrets to protect. Her Gift of Prophecy—barely more useful than a parlor trick—cannot shield them from her curse. With tensions mounting and danger imminent, it’s now her turn to sacrifice for them.
Only this darkness is an evil no one can withstand.

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waking the deadWAKING THE DEAD (THE DEAD SERIES BOOK 2) by Kerry Blaisdell

Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life. But when her new boss, Archangel Michael, sends her on her first official mission—to retrieve a powerful rock from a collector in Germany—things go downhill fast. For one thing, the Dead keep popping up, expecting her to guide them to the Afterlife. For another, her part-demon nephew Geordi’s powers are starting to leak out, at age seven. What if Michael finds out about him? Worse, what if Satan does?

Then there’s her love life-after-death. Rooming with a dead French cop no one else can see is complicated enough. But when Jason, Geordi’s lying Dioguardi Demon cousin, resurrects himself—so to speak—all Hell breaks loose. Literally. Can Hyacinth get Michael’s rock back before Satan steals its powers and breaks free of his prison? Or will her single-minded pursuit put those she loves—and the rest of the world—in the path of Satan’s fury?

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high king of britainHIGH KING OF BRITAIN (ONCE AND FUTURE HEARTS BOOK 5) by Tracey Cooper-Posey

Lady Mair is a daughter of Corneus—the house of perfect warriors—and wants only to serve Arthur, War Duke of Britain, as her brothers Lucan and Bedivere do.  Yet King Alun of Brocéliande wants to make her his queen, which would mean leaving Britain and Arthur’s court.

Alun’s younger brother and Mair’s best friend, Rawn, sees things as Mair does—nothing is more important than being the best warriors they can be.

Only Mair is entangled in the politics of the kings and leaders surrounding Arthur, just as his army prepares to fight two major battles in one summer, and people wonder when Arthur will become High King of Britain.

Plus, Rawn is hiding secrets of his own, that run counter to Mair’s desparate wish to be free to fight for Britain.

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shadows and sorcerySHADOWS AND SORCERY by Various

Danger and dungeons, swords and spells, sins and savories, and a dash of perilous ambitions await…25 of today’s bestselling authors have joined forces to bring you some of the best DARK PARANORMAL and URBAN FANTASY in the genre.
Blaze a path into magical worlds filled with kick butt heroines, sexy alpha heroes, and dangerous quests. Inside these pages, you’ll find 23 edge-of-your-seat tales packed with cloak and dagger curses, forbidden sorcery, and thrilling magical romances!
Each of these fiery heroines, sexy shifters, witty warlocks, and more will provide a powerful display of unique gifts as you discover that not all dark magic is bad, things that go bump in the night can be fun, and sometimes, seeing someone in their best light happens in the shadows.

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defending her vikingsDEFENDING HER VIKINGS (NORSEMEN ACADEMY BOOK 4) by Skye MacKinnon

Lesson of the day: Never, ever take a big, hairy Viking into the present and expect him to behaveFinally back in her own time, Lainie can start her search for Hjalmar. With Asger and the Archivist by her side, that shouldn’t be all that hard, right?

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empresss daggerTHE EMPRESS’S DAGGER (TOUCHING TIME BOOK 2) by Amanda Roberts

As the Qing Empire continues to crumble, the Empress is more desperate than ever to find a way to secure her stranglehold on the country. Every day, she forces Jiayi to use her powers to see into the past to the time of Empress Wu to discover the secret to securing power.
But Jiayi already knows the answer.
Empress Wu’s dagger is more than it appears. Blessed with an ancient power, the dagger can be used to make and destroy empires.
Jiayi’s ability to travel through time is growing stronger, and she is not sure she wants to use that power to prop up a dying empress. There is only one man she wants to save. The man she lost her heart to. A man who died over a thousand years ago.
Zhihao knows he cannot fall in love with Jiayi, a palace slave. But with each passing day, his feelings grow stronger.
When a ghost from his past walks into his life, Zhihao may have to choose between his country and the woman he loves.

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curse of the amberCURSE OF THE AMBER by Kathryn Troy

Quintus is a dutiful son and soldier, sent to Britannia to improve his marriage prospects and ensure the Druids never rise again. Roman soldiers destroyed the last Druid stronghold in a battle of blood and fire. So, he never expects to be sacrificed to their sacred bog, trapped forever by the gods below.

Two thousand years later, Asenath Hayes discovers the most well-preserved body in history. And the last thing she needs is for him to wake up.

As the young archaeologist delves into Druidic rituals to grasp why Quintus was offered to a Welsh bog and then resurrected, she is forced to complete her research with the “missing” body, dodge her ex-lover and mentor with his own agenda, and keep her gorgeous new houseguest under wraps.

But, smitten with her as he seems, Quintus says he wants to go home.

Asenath is drawn to Quintus by the secrets they share, even if it scares her. As Asenath is pulled deeper into the mysteries of the bog, she must risk everything to keep him from hell’s cold grasp as she uncovers forbidden rites, awakened deities, and an attraction that transcends the ages.

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soul of the shaydeSOUL OF THE SHAYDE (VAMPIRE’S BLOOD MATE BOOK 3) by Lili Zander

The vampires of Shayde want more than just my blood…We’ve reached the point of no-return. Everywhere we look, death surrounds us. Thousands of vampires dead. Billions more at risk. The Empire is on the brink of a catastrophe. And only Ragnar, Saber, Zeke, Nero, and I can stop it. The stakes have never been higher. But we cannot turn away. We’re fighting for the soul of the Shayde. In this war, there can only be one victor.

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orc wifeTHE ORC WIFE: A LADIES AND MONSTERS ROMANCE by S J Sanders

Sammi is having the worst weekend. When what was supposed to be a secluded romantic get away turns into a near death experience when she is stranded alone in the mountains during a snow storm by her two-timing boyfriend, Sammi faces a desperate situation. With no cell-service, dwindling food supplies, and a power outage, she doesn’t think it could get worse until an accident leaves her unconscious and vulnerable. When she comes to, she awakens to find herself in a warm cabin, and her rescuer a creature of fantasy–an orc. And he thinks that she will be a perfectly obedient pet. Ha! He wishes.

Orgath is an exile, the son of a vanquished chieftain of his clan. His days and nights are spent alone more often than not. When he finds a tiny human while hunting in the human world his compassion moves him to rescue the little thing and bring her home as a companion. He quickly finds out that there is a lot more to humans than orc-kind has believed.

When things starting heating up and passion ignites between them, they discover the potential for a lot more in their relationship than either could have imagined.

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taken faes captive book 5TAKEN (FAE’S CAPTIVE BOOK 5) by Lily Archer

The wily changeling has gotten so deep under my skin that I can’t breathe without feeling her. Her smart mouth is a constant temptation, our salty banter like rough kisses in a darkened room. My thoughts are broken, and I can admit that I’m obsessed. That’s why I’ve been keeping Beth at a distance. I don’t trust myself around her. Not when I can see her wounded soul in her eyes even when she’s laughing. Her flippant words hide a pain that goes so deep I doubt I’ll ever find its bottom. She has lived her life in chains. How can I begin to understand what she’s been through? I want to so badly that it consumes me. I want to hold her, to promise her she is safe in the winter realm with me. But I shouldn’t. I could get so lost in her that I would forsake my fated mate, one I’ve been waiting on for centuries. So, I create a set of rules and stick by them. I avoid her and bury myself in preparations for the winter realm’s new queen. It’s working. . . At least it was until I felt the mate bond snap into place. All my rules splinter when I realize Beth is mine. And when she’s taken from me? I will crush the pillars of Arin to get her back.

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forged in flamesFORGED IN FLAMES (PHOENIX RISING BOOK 4) by Harper Wylde and Quinn Arthurs

No one asked me if this was what I wanted.
To be a harbinger of change.
To motivate those around me to join a rebellion.
To become a symbol of hope and rebirth in a war that’s not my own.
Yet, the duty has been thrust upon me, and it’s not one I can refuse. Challenged from all sides, I’m forced to make increasingly harder choices as I learn to trust my gut and the powers that burn within me.
As my past and my future collide, Damien, Ryder, Theo, Killian, Hiro, and I are all pushed to step up and take on responsibilities that none of us have prepared for. When life and death hang in the balance, decisions must be made that will change the lives of everyone around us. Can we find the strength to choose the right path as our family is Forged in Flames? Or will we falter when it matters the most?

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healing glassHEALING GLASS: A GIFTED GUILDS NOVEL by Jackie Keswick

Despite belonging to different guilds, glass master Minel and warrior captain Falcon are friends. Their duties keep them apart, but when Minel falls ill and chooses death rather than the only known cure, nothing can keep Falcon from his side.

As their friendship grows into more, old wrongs and one man’s machinations threaten the floating city and leave both Minel and Falcon fighting for their lives. Can they learn to combine their gifts to save the city and its magic, or will everything they know and love perish before their eyes?

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dark wine at duskDARK WINE AT DUSK (A HILL VAMPIRE NOVEL BOOK 3) by Jenna Barwin

When a rogue vampire group attacks again, Dr. Cerissa Patel’s happily ever after with the man of her dreams must take a back seat to her mission.
Her lover, vampire Henry Bautista, is quick to pick up the gauntlet. He’ll do anything to help his beautiful spy capture the conspirators who are determined to enslave mortals.
But as Henry’s secret past rears its ugly head, it not only threatens their mission, but risks their love—and their very lives.

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mystic maplesMYSTIC MAPLES (DEERBOURNE INN SERIES) by Tena Stetler

Earth/Fire witch Mercy Rose’s insatiable curiosity always gets her in trouble. After a break-in at her Colorado flower shop, and a court battle that comes to a screeching halt in her favor, she arrives at Deerbourne Inn for a much-needed getaway. Looking for peace and quiet, she finds just the opposite in a startling handsome but mysterious man and his dog.

Silvanus Forrest’s gypsy/fae heritage is a double-edged sword. The land he inherited from his parents is rumored to be enchanted. But when Mercy discovers the truth, his well-ordered life unravels, and they’re catapulted into the past to right a wrong. Along the way their lives intertwine, and they discover the true meaning of family and love. Will they change the past in time to save their future?

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chosen gwerinTHE CHOSEN: A GWERIN NOVEL by Scott William Simmons

Villis Dane and Cremin Vokes. One man revered for his indomitable cruelty and his desire to conquer all that lay before him. One man reviled for his elitist status and how men of power are fascinated with him. Two men in love. Two men attempting to escape the thralldom of their homeland, the Menden Empire.
But Ciaran, the god of chaos, sees and hears the changes that are creeping across the Gwerin lands. Seducing Dane and Vokes to his cause, Ciaran not only uses his power to help both men carve out a niche for themselves in the mortal world, but to quench his bestial desires.

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grace under furyGRACE UNDER FURY (FEDERAL BUREAU OF MAGIC COZY MYSTERY BOOK 4) by Annabel Chase

Residents are sneezing and coughing all over town and it seems like a brutal allergy season is upon us–until someone dies. When Dr. Verity reveals a supernatural cause, I’m on the case, but how do I track a culprit whose only evidence seems to be the infection it leaves behind? In the meantime, neighbors new and old bring trouble to Munster Close and I need to intervene before the wicked witches escalate matters. With the annual cheese festival on the horizon and a stealthy demon on the loose, I know I’ll need to set aside my misgivings and use my magic to prevent a catastrophe.
Can I stop this outbreak before it becomes a full-fledged epidemic or will the entire town succumb to the deadly demon?

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zaleZALE (THE BROTHERHOOD OF OMARR BOOK 2) by Michelle Frost

Davis~It was just another job—at least it was supposed to be—but snaring the feisty blue dragon I’d been contracted to collect and her rider in my trap changed everything. Hunting dragons was my job, and I was damn good at it. I’d never missed a target. Never failed to make a delivery. So why was every step toward turning over my bounty suddenly a struggle? No quarry had ever managed to get under my skin, but something in Zale’s haunting blue eyes called to me like nothing ever had before.

Zale~When Itsaso and I were kidnapped, we fought like hell but found ourselves at the dragon hunter’s mercy. He locked my dragon away, leaving me to face captivity alone. Now, all I have to rely on is the training that’s been drilled into me every day for as long as I can remember and biding my time, waiting for Davis to make a mistake. Or my brothers to find and rescue us. But something happened the first time I truly looked in Davis’s eyes, dark pools as deep and enchanting as the sea, and I realized I was in so much more danger than I thought. How could a ruthless dragon hunter be my perfect mate?

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fated l b keenFATED by L B Keen

VS note: From March

The perfect soul… A soul can only remain perfect for so long. Blood loss lives broken, all in the name of tragedy and the forsaken. Alitha knows these things all too well. It’s become a part of existence. After she made the grave mistake of tethering her soul to two others, she must now endure the repeat cycle of the disaster that will never end.

The fated…A title doesn’t make you special. Arold and Ciar, know this better than anyone else. A past shrouded in soul choking darkness, and a present carved from the bones of their victims. They live for the excitement of violence, and when their attention is grabbed by an innocent soul they don’t think twice about immersing her in their world of sex and violence.

A stage set for tragedy…the stakes are raised, as new and old enemies collude to bring a grand end to this dark play. The three will find a dark oasis amongst the bones of the wheel of fate. Will their love survive? Will, they found salvation? Or will they be taken under once more in the ever reaching sea of tragedy?

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how to wake an undead cityHOW TO WAKE AN UNDEAD CITY (THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO NECROMANCY BOOK 6) by Hailey Edwards

Savannah has fallen to the vampires, and it’s up to Grier to take out their leader, Gaspard Lacroix, and restore peace. Lacroix might be more powerful and immune to her magic, but she’s got a plan. Too bad it’s got holes big enough for a new threat to waltz through while the city is on her knees.

Now Grier must risk her very soul if she hopes to slay her enemies and prevent her world from going up in flames. But salvation comes at a steep price, and she’s not the only one who will pay. The cost just might break her, and the man who owns her heart.

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seducing the dragon knightSEDUCING THE DRAGON KNIGHT (DRAGON PROTECTORS BOOK 2) by  Michele Miles

Dragon Knight Rafe has lived in lonely exile in New York City for years. Banished from his ancient clan, all he wants is to redeem himself and return to the Hidden Lands. In order to clear his name, he must find the rare cold-drake dragon shifter who holds the key to activate the fabled Blood Stone. When the exotic and lovely Princess Mia falls into his arms in need of protection from a dangerous group of dragon hunters, Rafe finds his goal within reach. If only Mia’s kiss wasn’t too powerful for him to resist.

Princess Mia is one of the last of the cold-drake dragon shifters. Under the guise of an ambassadorial visit to the United States, the fiercely independent royal is on a secret, risky mission to retrieve her stolen family jewels, including the fabled Blood Stone. When her security detail is ambushed, she’s nearly kidnapped, but lands in the arms of the oh-so-sexy Rafe.

Rafe needs Mia to redeem himself and return to his kingdom. Mia needs Rafe to help her secure the Blood Stone and return it to her family. As they become a bonded pair, needing each other more than life itself, will he trade everything he’s worked hard for to save her, or will he risk losing her—and his freedom—forever?

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pack of misfitsADDIE (PACK OF MISFITS) by Raven Kennedy

VS Note: Author states this is a full novel expanded from a previously published short story.

I live with a pack of misfit shifters. Freaks. Rogues. Oddballs. Prey. Runts. Deformed. We’re all welcome in Pack Aberrant.

We aren’t going to be winning any popularity contests, but our hodgepodge bunch is more loyal than even the strongest pred packs. I should know. I grew up in one of them. As soon as they realized I was different, I was despised, even by my own family.

So I left, joined Pack Aberrant, and I’ve steered clear of alpha pred assholes ever since. Until my heatwave hits, and I accidentally jump three coyote shifters in a parking lot. Whoopsie.

Once they realize what my animal is, they’re gonna kick me to the curb just like every other pred shifter has. And my old pack? They come back to haunt me.
I’m unwanted by the three hotties, threatened by my old pack, and to top it all off, I have to find a new job because I attacked a bank robber. Accidentally.
Being a misfit really sucks sometimes.

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blood mate riley stormBLOOD MATE (HIGH HOUSE CANIS BOOK 2) by Riley Storm

Sydney Hart has a dark secret. Something in her past that has made it impossible for her to ever be a good mother. It was only supposed to be a fling, but now she’s pregnant. And the father? He’s not exactly parent material either.

When Lechiffre ‘Chief’ Canis, in the midst of a deadly shifter war, is confronted by the beautiful, fiery human woman from that night of passion … he is absolutely not expecting her to say she’s pregnant. With his baby.

But what he’s expecting even less is that Sydney is having doubts about raising a family. Or raising a family with him. To a shifter, family is everything.
Desperate to show her who he truly is, as well as get his unborn child away from the civil war, Chief takes her on a cross country trip with dual purposes: He must recruit more shifters to the cause, and at the same time, maybe he can finally win her over.
But in both cases, there’s a ticking clock. When the time comes, he knows he’ll have to risk everything for family. But will everything be enough?

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love my fateLOVE MY FATE by Daryl Devore

VS Note: Re-release. Author states deleted scenes have been restored.

Corporate businesswoman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. After a mysterious disembodied voice helps her with her purchases, it follows her home. Passion ensues, leaving Capri torn between lust for her fantasy lover and the desperate need for reality in her life.
Thall, son of one of the Fates, harbours the irrepressible need to be with the woman he’s desired from afar for years. In order to make her his, once and for all, he must help Capri get past her fears, including the fear of what he represents – a fantasy.
Can fantasy become a reality for these two lovers?

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their baby dragonTHEIR BABY DRAGON (NOT THIS SERIES BOOK 7) by Annie Nicholas

Eoin, Harbinger of Smoke and Darkness, and Angie, Angel Dragon of New Port, are very pleased to announce they are expecting the birth of their first child in the spring.
The popular celebrity dragon couple cannot wait to meet their newest addition. They were recently spotted at the premiere shifter obstetrician’s office looking upset.
Stay tuned for updates…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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tigers priceA TIGER’S PRICE (THE SHIFTER SPIRITS BOOK 2) by Charity Wells

Can an ex-military investigator and a damaged were-tiger defeat an evil man’s greed?
Reesa lost everything she cared about when hunters destroyed her family. More than ten years after her rescue, the tiger shifter’s distrust of humans endangered the lives of her pride. Her mistakes have made her question everything she believes about herself and her past. Now she’s looking for closure and hoping to find answers by returning to the place where it all started. Instead, she finds a bigger mystery and a human who challenges everything she believes.
Xander is a private contractor, hired to investigate an old incident that may be connected to the disappearances of a number of people over the years. Not knowing what he’s really looking for, he starts at the site of the original incident. His search for clues, leads him to an exotic woman who knows exactly what she wants and takes it, no questions asked and no strings attached.
Their attraction to each other is instant and explosively charged. After a wildly intimate encounter, circumstances force them into a mutual investigation. Suspicious of Xander’s background, can Reesa trust the human long enough to find the answers she needs? Can Xander convince the wary Lycan to place her faith in him? Will they discover the truth together?

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killer v c lancasterKILLER (SWEETHEART ALPHAS BOOK 1) by V C Lancaster

Wilson Carlyle is an omega in need of an alpha. Not just any alpha, but one with a special set of skills. Wil needs a killer.

A year ago, his parents were murdered by his cousin Dominic, who is in debt and in trouble. Expecting an inheritance that didn’t come, Dominic is now after Wil and his company, and he will do anything to get them.

Protection from Dominic isn’t enough for Wil, he wants revenge, which is why he needs an alpha mate to stage a legal murder in self-defence. To make absolutely sure, he spends a quarter of a million dollars on Jack, a feral alpha from an illegal alpha-fighting ring. With blood already on his hands, Wil is promised Jack is exactly what he needs. He doesn’t care about the personal cost of mating an alpha like that as long as he gets what he wants: Dominic’s head on a plate. After that, Jack is free to go with enough money to make all his dreams come true. That’s the plan, anyway.

But what happens when Jack turns out to be a good guy, who loves his mother and wants to love his omega? When he’s upset to discover their mating isn’t what he thought it was? When he isn’t happy being asked to kill one last time, and Wil realises he might have miscalculated?

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bare for the alphaBARE FOR THE ALPHA (THE RIDGE BROTHERS BEAR SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Olivia T Turner

I’m new in this Montana shifter town and no one will even so much as glance in my direction.
My father has made sure of that.
He’s the Sheriff and he’s got three rules:
1. Don’t talk to my daughter.
2. No fighting between crews.
3. See rule #1.

I’m all alone and wishing for someone to look my way.
And then someone does.
A mean looking grizzly bear shifter named Damon Ridge, and once he sees me, he refuses to look away.
This rough, wild-looking man keeps telling me I’m his mate.
He keeps saying he’s going to claim me.
That I belong to him.
I didn’t realize how possessive a bear shifter could get.
If I knew how obsessed these huge men could be, I never would have come here.
But now that I know how it feels, I’m never going to leave.

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date with a dragonDATE WITH A DRAGON (DATE MONSTERS SHIFTER AGENCY) by Lisa Daniels

I knew I shouldn’t have done it.
Lies never work. They always get discovered in the end.
But I lied to Chloe Galer. I told her I had a boyfriend, when all I have waiting for me at home is a cat.
There’s only one solution left. One way to rescue myself.
Look on Date Monsters, and find a shifter willing to be my boyfriend for the week.
Except Oskar Wainwright is more than what I bargained for.
He accepts my request within hours. And when I meet him…
He’s even more handsome in the flesh.
It’s all a lie.
We have to pretend for one week that we’re dating.
But I’m not sure I can pretend.
I think I might be starting to develop real feelings…And that’s a huge problem.

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queen of dreamsQUEEN OF DREAMS (THE MASKS OF UNDER BOOK 3) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley

I died.
It was supposed to be the end of my story. But after Aon buried me in the Pool of the Ancients, I learned that Under wasn’t done with me yet.

Even though I escaped death the first time, there’s a prophecy predicting my demise, and it’s driving Aon mad. His desperation to protect me is dangerous, deadly, and I’m afraid of what he might do.

The void that threatens to destroy this world is receding, yet Under is still not safe. I can feel it in my blood, the warning that something terrible is coming. Something bigger and stronger than all of us.

But I am no longer the human girl merely fighting for survival. I’m different now, changed into something this world hasn’t seen in fifteen hundred years.
I am immortal, a queen of Under.
I am the Queen of Dreams.

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between good and evilBETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL (SHIFTER DATING SERVICE BOOK 2) by Jasmine Wylder

I was desperate to find my match.
Wealthy and dominant.
The hot dragon shifter who could set my heart on fire.
But everything changed when he kidnapped me.
My other perfect mate.
The vampire with deep glowing eyes.
I felt his cold hands on my soft skin.
He looked at me like I was his prey.
Each of them wants to claim me.
They’re about to start a war.
But they don’t see what I see.
I have something else in mind.
Something sweeter.
I belong to them both.
They’re my fire and ice.
And I wonder…If the two can come together in the end.

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queen of rhodiaTHE QUEEN OF RHODIA (TALES OF INTHYA BOOK 3) by Effie Calvin

It has been sixteen months since Princess Esofi arrived in Ieflaria, and eight since her marriage to Crown Princess Adale. The princesses have a peaceful life together, preparing to become co-regents and raising their baby dragon, Carinth.

Their peace is shattered when Esofi’s mother, Queen Gaelle of Rhodia, arrives in Birsgen. She has heard about Carinth and believes that she deserves custody of him due to her greater devotion to Talcia, Goddess of Magic.

Adale and Esofi have no intention of giving up their son, but Gaelle is impossible to reason with—and there’s no telling what lengths she’ll go to in order to get what she wants.

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dragons loreDRAGON’S LORE: PALADIN WARRIORS (DRAGON GUARD BOOK 39) by Julia Mills

Cold as the tomb…Back from the dead, the Secret is safe, but the Dragon is lost and broken.
Hot as the flame…Driven to preserve life, it’s not only her future but theirs that hangs in the balance.
Legend as old as time…One woman created for one man. His perfect complement. Can they defeat his demons of the past, or will all be lost? Their Destiny lies within the Dragon’s Lore.

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into the darknessINTO THE DARKNESS by Michael Thomas Ford

STING – Librarian Ben Hodge has abandoned New York for the sleepy Ozarks town of Downing, Arkansas. But it’s still not far enough to exorcize the pain of losing his lover. Among the handful of customers visiting the library is Titus Durham—a soft-spoken beekeeper who fascinates Ben. Yet there’s more to Titus, and to Downing, than Ben can guess—a sinister history that melds ancient Ozarks legends, timeless desire, and a thirst that will not be denied . . .

CARNIVAL – Joe Flanagan has always felt more at home tinkering with machines than being among people. As chief mechanic for a carnival, he hides something else that sets him apart—his desire for other men. But when the carnival teams up with a traveling show of human “curiosities,” Joe finds unlikely friendship in Derry Stroud, a handsome young man with his own secrets. Compelled to help him, Joe is ready to risk the wrath of the freak show’s sinister owner, Mr. Star, unaware of how much he stands to lose—or gain.

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feel meFEEL ME (THE NOVUS PACK SERIES BOOK 2) by M Jayne

Raider Black, Leader of the Novus Pack, will do anything for his people. His word is his bond no matter the sacrifice. Novus has always come first.
Theodora Morrissey is a gift from The Goddess to the Lycan world. It doesn’t take someone with her psychic abilities to see that her future is in jeopardy.
When Theo is discovered bloodied, beaten, violated, and broken, Black must find a way for her to be healed or his dream for their future will be destroyed.

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my solaceMY SOLACE (BEWITCHED AND BEWILDERED BOOK 1) by Alanea Alder

For thousands of years Oron Vi’Eirson has lived each day trying to keep the pain and devastation caused by his family from hurting his precious baby brother. But despite his best efforts his past has come back to haunt him, placing not only Darian and Amelia in harm’s way, but also his newly found mate.

Isabelle Campbell, or as she likes to be called, Izzy, is a mess. She knows this. It’s never intentional, but somehow her curiosity always seems to run away from her. When her latest gaffe lands her homeless and fired from her favorite barista job she is left little choice but to accept the kindness of some of her favorite customers, little did she know that by doing so, she would find herself starting the biggest adventure of her life!

With kindred spirit Meryn at her side, Izzy takes on the entire fae city to protect the heart of the kindest man she has ever met. If the golden fae think they can get away with hurting her mate, they are sorely mistaken. After all, her new friend likes to electrocute people.

When facing your greatest fear means facing your family, is there any escape? Can Izzy help Oron stand against all odds?

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seal wolf surrenderSEAL WOLF SURRENDER by Terry Spear

Wolf shifter and former Navy SEAL Brock Greystoke isn’t interested in she-wolves. The last one in his life ambushed him with the intent to kill. So when he’s tasked with helping his cousin’s friend get to a wedding, he has no intention of getting involved with her…

She-wolf Natalie Silverton has inadvertently crossed a group of dangerous criminals, and she’s in dire need of a bodyguard. Good thing Brock is there to protect her. At every turn, their work—and play—brings them closer to catching the criminals and to each other, but Brock will have to get them out of this alive if he has any hope of winning Natalie’s heart.

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unchained desireUNCHAINED DESIRE (RAPTURE BOOK 1) by R C Alvarez

Chained to a demon queen for hundreds of years, fallen angel Ramiel has given up on his brothers and sisters—and humanity. He has seven days away from hell to replenish his power and that’s all he cares about—right up until his meeting with the much too innocent Kyria. He fell for that act before and it landed him in hell, he won’t be making that mistake again.

To save her sick father, Kyria knows she must find Ramiel. He’s dark, brooding and everything Kyria should be scared of, but the haunted look in his eyes makes her think there’s more to him. The tattoos and chains don’t frighten her either, but the connection she has with him does. When strange creatures attack her, Ramiel steps in to protect her.

Ramiel believes he’s reluctantly helping Kyria, but what neither of them knows is that she may be the one to save them all.

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wounded prideWOUNDED PRIDE (GESA’S MENAGERIE BOOK 5) by Kaye Draper

So many lovers, so little…sanity.
Gesa is dealing with a sickening overabundance of FEELINGS. No matter how she might resist it, her gryphon side insists she claim her pride–as if she were a damned alpha lion.
But she has other priorities. Like getting rid of the squatters in her bookstore home, keeping Hisashi from going insane…and what the hell is up with Oisin? Danger is looming, and the pride might not make it out intact.

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descended from shadowsDESCENDED FROM SHADOWS: BOOK ONE OF SINDAL by  Denise Grover Swank and Alessandra Thomas

For centuries, Phoebe Whelan’s family of witches and mages has guarded the Book of Sindal, a tome filled with spells so evil it could destroy the world. After their parents’ death six years ago, it’s up to Phoebe and her older and younger sisters—Rowan and Celeste—to guard the book with their magic and their supernaturally fortified land. But Celeste’s expression magic is wild and untamed, and without their mother’s calming influence, Celeste is slowly going mad.

When the book—and Celeste—go missing, the Valarian Small Council believes Celeste stole the deadly book of spells. When they assign Captain Brandon Cassidy, the head of the Magical Protective Force and Phoebe’s former high school crush, to look for book, and things get a whole lot more complicated

Soon it becomes apparent a dark force has taken the book, which will only open with the blood of all three Whelans. The Dark Set has the strongest sister, now it needs the blood of the other two. Brandon’s mission quickly changes to include her protection, but Phoebe’s goal has remained the same—find the book and her sister, prove Celeste’s innocence, and let nothing get in her way, including her reawakened feelings for the man at her side.

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matchmaking beyond the veilMATCHMAKING BEYOND THE VEIL (TELLTALE GHOSTS BOOK 1) by Mara Townsend

Emery Belmont is a snarky, uptight realist who likes his life ordinary. Like any skeptic, he’s content using mundane explanations to write off signs of paranormal activity. That’s no longer an option when the spirit haunting his house wrecks his new kitchen, forcing Emery closer to facing the supernatural truth. Desperate for a new handyman, he unknowingly hires his hot ex-rival from high school to fix it. Paxton Santos, Emery’s former lacrosse team captain, followed in his father’s footsteps to take over the family business. Annoyingly, Emery requires his talented hands more than he needs to keep Paxton out of his life. However, getting Paxton to leave after the repairs may prove difficult with the meddlesome ghost taking a shine to him, which Paxton seems to take in his grating, good-natured stride, remaining irritatingly unruffled by numerous weird occurrences.

Emery is bombarded by mysterious paranormal hijinks, keeping Paxton at arm’s length, and deciphering things that aren’t quiet what they seem. There’s nothing Emery hates more than an unfinished puzzle. In his determination to solve this one, Emery reluctantly opens himself up to new possibilities all while trying to remain firmly rooted in life the way he prefers it—orderly, logically explainable, and, above all else, ghost-free.

Join Emery and Paxton as they face off with a spirit that has no limits to how far it will go to push them together, enduring locked doors, faulty plumbing, and sharing a bed. Together they are determined to navigate their way out of this mess using any means necessary to send the ghost packing. Will they make it out of the traps awaiting them before their pesky tormenter gets any other ideas to make things worse and further blur the line between them?

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camronVS: Just a reminder of my latest scifi romance release – CAMRON

Dr. Gemma Madarian is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with hundreds of other humans to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.

She and another prisoner, Camron of the Badari, are the only survivors of a deadly crash landing. She’s paired up with the genetically engineered soldier by their mutual enemies and sent fleeing through rough country, hunted for pleasure by an enemy officer and his ferocious trackers.

The enemy wants a triumphant kill. Gemma and Camron want to survive.

Camron never dreamt of having a mate but Gemma shatters his preconceptions and makes him desperate to do everything in his power to save her life and claim her for his.

There’s no help or refuge to be had in the desert where they’re fleeing for their lives.
Or is there?

Will Camron and Gemma live to fight another day and explore the growing attraction between them, or will ancient secrets and bitter rivalries end their bid for freedom?

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

May 22

May 15

May 8

May 1

April 24

The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

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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How Can It Get Any Worse? Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m taking snippets from my newly released scifi romance CAMRON: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the 8th book in the award winning series.

If you want to know what happened next in KIERCE, it’s available on all major ebook platforms… Amazon     Apple Books       Nook     Google    Kobo

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

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

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

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

The excerpt – from fairly early in the novel, as we meet the heroine:

Gemma and the two other human women who’d been culled from the population in the prison cell were herded though the long corridors by the Khagrish guards and emerged into the bright sunshine. She blinked, greedy for the fresh air and the blue sky, after who knew how many weeks kept inside the grim building. The white star which was this planet’s sun was too bright but still an improvement over the artificial light inside their prison.

“Wait here,” said the lead guard in Basic. He walked away, leaving them with two other Khagrish to keep watch.

She was wildly tempted to run straight toward the low hills she saw on the horizon. She was sure the guards would shoot her with the stun guns, or worse bring her down with pain from the wretched neurocontroller bracelet, but she wanted so desperately to be free and away from the Khagrish and their casual cruelty.

One of the guards was eyeing her and, as their gazes met, he laughed, “Go ahead,” he said, gesturing with his pulse rifle, “You won’t get far, but it’ll be fun using you for target practice.”

Gemma squared her shoulders and averted her eyes.

“Don’t aggravate them,” said the woman next to her, keeping her head bowed and her voice low but sharply disapproving, “You’ll make it worse for all of us.”

How can it get any worse?

camronThe blurb:

Dr. Gemma Madarian is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with hundreds of other humans to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.

She and another prisoner, Camron of the Badari, are the only survivors of a deadly crash landing. She’s paired up with the genetically engineered soldier by their mutual enemies and sent fleeing through rough country, hunted for pleasure by an enemy officer and his ferocious trackers.

The enemy wants a triumphant kill. Gemma and Camron want to survive.

Camron never dreamt of having a mate but Gemma shatters his preconceptions and makes him desperate to do everything in his power to save her life and claim her for his.

There’s no help or refuge to be had in the desert where they’re fleeing for their lives.
Or is there?

Will Camron and Gemma live to fight another day and explore the growing attraction between them, or will ancient secrets and bitter rivalries end their bid for freedom?

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BadariWarriorsBoxSetFinalNew to my award winning Badari Warriors series? There’s a box set of the first 3 books!

There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday May 22

camronI have a New Release of my own to report this week!

As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).

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CAMRON: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 7) by Veronica Scott

Dr. Gemma Madarian is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with hundreds of other humans to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.

She and another prisoner, Camron of the Badari, are the only survivors of a deadly crash landing. She’s paired up with the genetically engineered soldier by their mutual enemies and sent fleeing through rough country, hunted for pleasure by an enemy officer and his ferocious trackers.

The enemy wants a triumphant kill. Gemma and Camron want to survive.

Camron never dreamt of having a mate but Gemma shatters his preconceptions and makes him desperate to do everything in his power to save her life and claim her for his.

There’s no help or refuge to be had in the desert where they’re fleeing for their lives.
Or is there?

Will Camron and Gemma live to fight another day and explore the growing attraction between them, or will ancient secrets and bitter rivalries end their bid for freedom?

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under fyreUNDER FYRE (ALIEN DRAGON SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Cara Bristol

Betrayed by her people, does she dare trust a dragon?

The alien dragon shapeshifters who discover Earth come in peace—at first. Then, inexplicably, they threaten to attack. In an attempt to show goodwill and appease the dragons, Earth sends a human woman to become a concubine to one of the Draconian king’s sons, Prince K’ev.

K’ev would sooner give up his ability to breathe fire than accept a human, but when he meets Rhianna, sparks fly, and his dragon realizes she’s his mate.

Rhianna falls for the hot-blooded prince, unaware she’s a key link in a desperate scheme to defeat the dragons, a strike that could backfire with devastating consequences. Will she figure out what Earth has planned in time to save her dragon mate? And if she does, will K’ev be able to save her planet from an angry king’s retaliation?

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ship of ruinSHIP OF RUIN (STAR KINGDOM BOOK 2) by Lindsay Buroker

All Casmir Dabrowski wants is to return to his normal life as a robotics professor on the solid ground and agreeable gravity of his home world. No sane person would want to cavort around in space, being chased by mercenaries, soldiers, and knights—not to mention the unidentified organization that’s been sending robot assassins after him.

But his best friend’s mother is missing, an entire team of archaeologists is dead, and the greatest find in the Twelve Systems is hidden in a wreck entombed on a frozen moon.

As the Kingdom Fleet, Tenebris Rache’s nefarious mercenaries, and sinister strangers from another system descend on the ancient wreck, all wanting the secret in its hold, Casmir and his friends are caught in the middle of a battle for the future of humanity.
They may be the only ones with the unique skills to decode the wreck’s secrets, but will they survive long enough to do so?

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mission her safetyMISSION: HER SAFETY (TEAM 52 BOOK 5) by Anna Hackett

VS Note: OK so this series isn’t technically scifi but Anna always includes some otherworldly elements and I love her books!

After Dr. Ty Sampson catches a mysterious female intruder in his home and lab, he’s obsessed with finding out who she is and what she wants. He’s a man who trusts very few people and hates anyone in his space. His role as Team 52’s lead scientist brings him into contact with a host of powerful, ancient artifacts, so he knows the woman must be after something dangerous and he refuses to let her succeed.

River Elliott-Hall is good at finding things and prides herself on always getting the job done. When a very valuable painting by a master is stolen from a famous museum, it is her job to get it back. The trail leads her to the bright lights of Las Vegas and she’s heard rumors of the covert, black ops Team 52. But as she investigates if they know anything about the painting, she finds herself drawn into a battle of wits with a big, bad-tempered, and far-too-handsome genius.

Life has taught River and Ty to guard their hearts, so as these two circle each other, they warily agree to work together. Because it soon becomes clear that the painting is more than just a painting, and someone with a dangerous plan is working behind the scenes. Fighting their intense chemistry, Ty and River—along with Team 52—will risk everything to save the day, and both find themselves battling the unfamiliar needs to claim, protect, and keep each other safe.

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clara dreamingCLARA DREAMING: FOXWEPT ARRAY BOOK 2 by A W Cross

Orphaned at fifteen, she inherited part of a virtual reality empire. Ten years later, everything she could ever have dreamed of is within her grasp–except the one thing she actually wants.
Nathanael’s life has been entwined with Clara’s since they were born. To prove himself worthy, he leaves the sanctuary of their tower, hoping to become the man Clara deserves.
But when a specter from Nate’s past returns to seek revenge by stealing his future, Clara must do everything in her power to save the man she adores from a living nightmare and make all of their dreams come true.

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karzinKARZIN (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 7) by Elin Wyn

The Xathi may be defeated. But the battle to rebuild is just beginning. For geologist Annie Parker, all she can hope for is helping her shattered family heal while she works in her quiet laboratory. Until a mysterious seismic eruption shakes her entire world all over again.

Teamed up with a surly Valorni, Annie just wants to get the job done. Investigate the incident and get back to her lab. Ignore the intriguing flashes of the man inside his bitter shell, ignore the sparks he sends through her at every touch.

The war for Ankou was never his. And Strike Team Two Leader Karzin needs to go home. His team may be fine helping the humans rebuild their cities, but he has other plans. He’ll find a way back to the Home Worlds, or kill himself trying.

When General Rouhr orders him to help the tiny human female in her research, only long-standing discipline takes him to her side. But once he’s there, it’ll take more than the attacks of this strange new enemy to drag him away from her.

And when even their memories are under siege, Karzin and Annie may find they have something worth fighting for after all.

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rock riftROCK RIFT: EDGE OF SUNRISE (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 2) by Elsa Jade

One rare mineral—qubition—powers transgalactic voyages across the Salty Way and took humanity to the stars…while dooming Q miners to the dark. On mining planetoid Ydro-Down, the veins of ore are going too deep, and now the miners have two choices left: keep digging their own graves or revolt against their corporate overlord QueCorp. Either path will likely mean their end, but mine foreman Gavyn Grey is willing to lead them into hell itself.

After an unexploded Q-bomb left over from the ancient Oblivion Wars wiped out her peaceful world when she was a child, Lumia d’Aspiring was taken in by the Order of the Last Candle. The anti-technology spiritual sect trained her as an assassin, saboteur, and terrorist—charging her to save what remains of the Salty Way from the hungers of humanity run amok.

Infiltrating Ydro-Down as intercessor Yumi Swinton to destroy QueCorp’s operations, she instead finds the wicked corporation subjugating the miners—including the ruggedly intriguing but untouchable Gavyn Grey. Should she help the miners end their tyranny? Or make sure nothing and no one survives the revolution?

After decades of desperation, Gavyn knows not to trust anyone. But the quick, quiet Yumi has skills his faltering revolution needs…and secrets he’s determined to uncover. Can he win her over before QueCorp’s vicious overseer takes them down?

There are dangers in getting too close to anyone around the treasured qubition, but trusting each other might be their only hope of survival on the Obsidian Rim.

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rocket manROCKET MAN (SPACE CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Joy Foster and Elizabeth Robbins

Opposites attract is one of the oldest sayings but it has never been so true until now.
Astronauts Kate and Ryan left Earth thinking that they’d see more than any explorer before or after them. Had NASA known about their secret love they never would have let the two go off together.

Not far into their mission they are abducted by alien space pirates. The two pirates had every intention of selling the two unique individuals from the blue planet on their own home planet to the highest bidder as sex slaves.

That all changed when Galena and Stone who was as tall as he was long decided to sample the goods first. Once that happened all bets were off and they got the surprise of their lives when they arrived at home.
There’s only one way for the four of them to survive!

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deep spaceDEEP SPACE (SPACE CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Joy Foster and Elizabeth Robbins

Deep Space continues where Rocket Man ended.
Their life is in hazard but Ryan and Kate might have gotten more than they could have ever expected from going to space.

To survive the trip and outrun the savage space pirates who decimated their planet they must travel at speeds that would kill a regular human. Ryan and Kate are given upgrades leaving them feet taller, inches longer wink, wink, and Stone, as well as Galena, don’t realize that they might not be the alphas of the ship any longer, along with weapons like they’ve never used before they are in for a roller coaster of adventures in and out of the bed.

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worldship humilityTHE WORLD SHIP HUMILITY (THE CODE BOOK 1) by R R Haywood

VS Note: Seems to me to be scifi with romantic elements perhaps.

Sam, an airlock operative, is bored. Living in space should be full of adventure, except it isn’t, and he fills his time hacking 3-D movie posters.

Petty thief Yasmine Dufont grew up in the lawless lower levels of the ship, surrounded by violence and squalor, and now she wants out. She wants to escape to the luxury of the Ab-Spa, where they eat real food instead of rats and synth cubes.

Meanwhile, the sleek-hulled, unmanned Gagarin has come back from the ever-continuing search for a new home. Nearly all hope is lost that a new planet will ever be found, until the Gagarin returns with a code of information that suggests a habitable planet has been found. This news should be shared with the whole fleet, but a few rogue captains want to colonise it for themselves.

When Yasmine inadvertently steals the code, she and Sam become caught up in a dangerous game of murder, corruption, political wrangling and…porridge, with sex-addicted Detective Zhang Woo hot on their heels, his own life at risk if he fails to get the code back.

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double with angelsTHE DOUBLE WITH ANGELS: A SCIFI ALIEN ROMANCE (CELESTIAL MATES) by Miranda Martin

My BFF Jessie talked me into signing up for the new dating service, Celestial Mates – Love Across Space and Time. Sure, I’ll bite. It’ll be a fun weekend getaway. A one off, a chance to do something I’ve never done before. One hot and wild weekend away from Earth then I’ll bail out and be home for work by Monday.

You know what they say about the best laid plans? Yeah, it all went to hell. Meikal wasn’t supposed to be so over the top gorgeous. And he has wings! Honest to goodness white wings and the body of an angel sculpted by Michelangelo himself. He’s strong, controlled, and restrained. Almost too perfect.

But I barely meet Meikal, my ‘fated’ mate, when I’m kidnapped by his brother Lukien. He’s like the exact opposite in every way. Passionate, fiery, with barely controlled emotions. Even his wings are dark, like the oh so wrong fantasies I have right after we kiss.

Now I’m trapped between two brothers and their alien world. Celestial Mates ‘forgot’ to inform a girl that the whole planet is threatened by some mysterious, evil ‘She’. If these two opposites can’t come together, I’m in trouble.

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cursingCURSING: BOOK 1 OF THE ANGIE FAUST SERIES by Lynne Murray

VS Note: From April

The day she killed her boss…Everything changed.
She never laid a hand on him to take his life. She didn’t have to.
As her boss lies on the floor with a dozen witnesses staring and paramedics working in a futile effort to save him, a mysterious stranger approaches Angie with a bizarre offer.

It’s a job with the ExtraTerrestrial Protection Agency, a secret organization. Can Angie trust a group whose very existence is ultra classified?

She has to decide in a hurry because her newly released power starts drawing attention from life-draining, telepathic, Mindworms and alien scientists obsessed with abducting humans. Most terrifying of all, she’s stalked by one of the most fearsome predators in the galaxy.

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sold to marsSOLD TO MARS by McKayla Schutt

Avril was sold to Mars the day of her birth. On Earth, the female population is too high, and every woman is either labeled as a breeder or sold. If they fight it, they are dead. Avril may be sassy but she’s careful because she doesn’t want to be a baby factory like her mother. Things get heated when she meets the Lord Alpha and her body reacts to him.

Lord Alpha Sylvan has been after one thing since he took control of Mars, a mate. When he met Avril for the first time, he makes a few mistakes. He must make up for his blunders or lose his mate and himself forever. Everything hangs on the connection between the Avril and Sylvan.

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engineers mate c w grayTHE ENGINEER’S MATE (THE BLUE SOLACE BOOK 5) by C W Gray

Beck Brackenstone is a simple Grell. He loves his family and friends and enjoys tinkering in his shop. His greatest dream is to meet his life-mate, settle down, and raise a bunch of babies. When he finally does meet his mate, he realizes how completely unprepared he really is. How do you court an assassin? How do you keep your brain from melting when your mate smiles?

Guild Master Beol is not a simple man. He runs one of the most prominent assassins guilds in the galaxy and has a troubled past. He has responsibilities and contracts to worry about and no time for a mate. When he meets Beck, that all changes. His Grell completely bewitches him and sparks something inside him that he thought died a long time ago. The problem is that Beck has secrets that even his most trusted friends don’t know, and Beol has some major trust issues.

The two men may appear to be a horrible match, but in truth, they are perfect for one another. Unfortunately the Crellic Queen and Humans First are terrorizing the galaxy and Charybdis Station is their next target. They will need to trust in one another and their friends to end the Queen’s path of destruction once and for all.

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wills hopeWILL’S HOPE (WOLVES HEAT BOOK 9) by Odessa Lynne

Will knows who he is, even if he doesn’t remember how or why he ended up on the run with one of the aliens everybody calls “wolves.”

He knows the wolves were welcomed to Earth with few reservations and shared technology and knowledge freely—until their first heat season revealed the dark truth about their attraction to human scent, triggering uncontrolled sexual aggression and violence, and changing the world as he knew it forever. He knows the wolves rule the American Protectorate, a place where they roam freely and claim humans for mates.

Will knows he has a past—and he knows something’s wrong, that his life isn’t what it should be—but he has no way to know that his past is about to come for him, and it’s going to be a fight to the death for his soul.

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saved by the cyborg jessica coulter smithSAVED BY THE CYBORG (CY-CON BOOK 3) by Jessica Coulter Smith

Intimidating. Damaged. Unlovable.
Tark wanted a mate even before he joined the Cy-Con program. His sheer size made females fear him, and now that he’s been turned into a cybernetic freak they avoid him even more. When he finds a female being held in a brothel against her will, he knows that he can’t leave without her.

Tark means to take Suki home to his world, a place where she can heal and start a new life. He never realized she’d want to start that life with him, or that she’d insist on leaving the safety of Xpashta in an effort to rescue others like herself.

Brave. Fearless. Pregnant?
Tark saved the alluring human female once. When she’s captured during a dangerous mission, he knows he’ll have to do it again, and this time, he’s not letting her out of his sight — especially when he finds out she’s pregnant with his child.

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rogue aliens secretROGUE ALIEN’S SECRET (ALIEN OUTLAWS BOOK 3) by Kate Rudolph

The outlaw captain has stolen her heart…Andie and Xandr’s relationship is blooming between heists, explosions, and evading the dogged Duke of Mebion. But when a job goes wrong the whole crew is at risk and Xandr is hiding something that could doom them all.

The crew can’t pass up a chance to fix their mistake. But when the time comes there is more danger than Xandr lets on and if he keeps hoarding his secrets he might lose everything, especially the woman he’s coming to love.

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oracle the harbingerORACLE: THE HARBINGER: AN ORACLE’S MAIDENS NOVEL 02 by D R Rosier

Bill Callahan, columnist, blogger, superhero, is Oracle. It isn’t easy being a hero, especially a D-Class one with a single power. Seeing the future was a huge edge, even for an otherwise normal human, but he still had to carefully choose his battles.

Everything changed for him, when he joined forces with the Nocturnal Maidens, and their hero team had been unofficially renamed to Oracle’s Maidens. Not only his super life, where he no longer needed to let some criminals go, but in his personal life as well. He’d never been happier, and was head over heels for Sara, AKA Dark Succubus.

Four months have passed since the events in book one, and things are going to change for him again, radically. Sara makes a suggestion that blows his mind and causes waves on the home front. His wonderful new life is about to be tested, and to all appearances it starts to disintegrate around him.

If that wasn’t bad enough, he was about to face the greatest challenge of his life thus far. As Oracle, he’d always had the advantage over his foes in knowing the future. But… what if an enemy had that same insight?
The Harbinger.

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end transmissionEND TRANSMISSION (THE GALACTIC COLD WAR BOOK 3) by Robyn Bachar

Maria Watson defied her family to join the Mombasa as Chief Engineer, finding her place among a ragtag fleet of pirates and privateers. Their latest mission left her with a price on her head and a scar on her heart. When a surprise attack separates her from her ship, stranding her in hostile space with a stolen Soviet weapon, she’ll do whatever it takes to uncover that weapon’s secrets—even sacrifice herself.

Broken by the war, Combat Medic Tomas Nyota spent years drowning his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. Sober, he found a new purpose as the Mombasa’s Chief Medical Officer. His job is to keep the crew alive, even the brilliant but contrary Chief Engineer with whom he’s constantly at odds.

Trapped together in a stolen ship, running from both the Alliance and the Soviets, they must work together to survive. But when the weapon’s horrific purpose is uncovered, their quest becomes a race against time. They must expose the truth and destroy the weapon—before it’s too late.

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mate trent evansMATE: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE by Trent Evans

The moment her ship crash-landed, Selena Marks knew she was in way over her head, and that was before the natives of this planet took her captive, stripped her bare, and brought her deep into a sacred cave to be given…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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empress and the ambassadorTHE EMPRESS AND THE AMBASSADOR (AEON 14: THE EMPIRE BOOK 1) by M D Cooper

Yesterday, Empress Diana discovered that Scipio is not the most powerful Empire in human space. Vast alliances have been created in the far reaches of space, and they are embroiled in a deadly war. The victor will claim all of humanity as their prize.

For decades, Petra has operated as a spy in Diana’s court, getting close to the empress so that she can influence her to ally with the Transcend on the day the truth is revealed. But after joining the empress in her bed, Petra found herself giving more of her heart to Diana than even she realized.

Today, Scipio has allied with the Transcend and joined the war against Orion. With a sad heart, Petra thought her mission in Scipio was complete, but it turns out the real work has just begun.

Many in the Scipian Empire see this as the perfect time to strike out and take down Diana. She and Petra must fend off cunning politicians, assassination attempts, and ready their military to join in the Orion War—all while figuring out how to fall back in love following Petra’s lies and secrecy.

Even though the pressure fuels their passion, it’s not enough to rebuild a relationship. Somehow Diana and Petra must fix what is broken between them and find the strength in one another to save both the empire—and themselves.

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sold to the alien soldiersSOLD TO THE ALIEN SOLDIERS (ROGUE AURELIANS BOOK 3) by Corin Cain

I’m owned by a fearsome mob boss.
I have no freedom.
The one thing left to me is safety and security. Any man that dares touch me would lose a… very precious body part.
When four huge, disgusting Bullfrogs enter the planet, I know I’m safe. I weep for the woman forced into their slimy harems, but I will not be touched.
When three dominant, arrogant Aurelians enter the city, I am off limits. The seven-foot-tall alien species are brutal, powerful, and muscled like Greek-Gods. They search their entire lives for their fated mate, the one woman who can bear their sons through the dark, powerful Bond.
I feel the pain of the women forced to endure their harsh punishment and fearsome mating frenzies, but I will not be touched.
That’s what I thought – until my owner decides my innocence is worth more at an alien auction house than in his personal collection. ..

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enemy matesENEMY MATES (SYFER HAREM BOOK 1) by Athena Storm

They crashed into my world. Their people brought war with them. They brought death. I watched as my world started to crumble. As everything I held dear began to burn.
And then I was rescued…Three giant alien men came for me. With their broad shoulders, red skin, and otherworldly handsome bodies. They swore to help my people. They vowed to protect me. And they swept me off my feet.
But they had a price…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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janarJANAR (JORATHIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by C R Corbin 

A horrible boss, mind-numbing work, and a potential fun night with friends.
That’s what was supposed to be in store that night for Lauren, a researcher stationed on the colony of Arasin. That is until a group of powerful warriors led by the Oson warlord Khor assault the colony in search of one thing.
Her.
Janar, a proud and elite Jorathian warrior, had a single goal in mind during his infiltration of Arasin, to retrieve Lauren as a tool for use in a plot of vengeance against Khor. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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roxs renegadesROX’S RENEGADES (SOLDIERS OF BLOOD AND RUIN BOOK 1) by Rowan Thalia

BioWar, World War III
Sixty years ago, the first shot was fired.

In the last ten years, our country has fallen. Chemical agents dropped mercilessly on friend and foe alike have created two new species of humanoid, and the world population has been reduced to small colonies of humans fighting against them to survive.

Out on a routine patrol, my team and I run into the worst kind of trouble. Branded and left for dead by our superiors, we form bonds that cannot be broken and find asylum with the enemy.

Seeking knowledge, my sexy team of four and I race across the wasteland fighting zombies, mutants, and our own transformation for the one thing that can give us answers: a sample of untainted DNA. Aligned with vampires and on the run, we thought things couldn’t get worse until a hidden threat finds me.
When conspiracy is the norm, who can I trust?
The war is not over and the fight between the species has just begun.

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madisons messMADISON’S MESS: SEA SHENANIGANS BOOK 4 by Robyn Peterman

Madison – Unlike my sisters, I haven’t found my HEA. And I’m looking—hard. But finding a man who wants to blowhole dive in Hawaii on the first date is more difficult than you might imagine. I’ve been forced to settle for a few meaningless orgasms with men who disappear when I suggest fun activities, like scaling twenty stories while blindfolded.

Look, I know meaningless nookie won’t help me find my happily ever after, or even a guy who believes tightrope handstands over the Grand Canyon are fun. But there is someone out there for me so next time I do the horizontal mambo, it’s for keeps.

May the gods help me. Well, me and whoever I boink next.

Rick – Being a Vegan Werewolf has its drawbacks. I’ve been exiled from my pack and even the petting zoo of deer, rabbits and raccoons I keep safely tucked away from my fellow Weres isn’t enough to banish the loneliness I feel. Talking to myself is becoming dangerous. Just two days ago out of stupefying boredom, I made a wager with myself that I could fly. It didn’t end well.

Thankfully Poseidon is sending me on a mission. Unfortunately, it’s with a crazy Mermaid who has a worse reputation for death defying recreation than me.

I have no clue what’s in store, but may the gods help me. Well, me and this swimming hottie, because I’m totally down.

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fallen witchTHE FALLEN WITCH (THE COVEN: ACADEMY MAGIC BOOK 2) by Chandelle LaVaun

Our Coven Leader is dead…and they think I killed him. I didn’t. I would never have hurt him. I tried everything I could to save him. But it’s their word against mine.

And with his blood staining my hands and caked in my hair, I don’t know how I’m going to get them to believe me…Because the truth is far more unsettling..those shadow creatures knew exactly where and when to ambush us. Someone set us up to be slaughtered…and it wasn’t me. The scariest part is…that Ouija Board tried to warn me.

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azaranAZARAN (THE BROTHERHOOD OF OMARR BOOK 1) by Jacki James

Azaran~I was born a dragon rider. A member of the Brotherhood of Ormarr, son of Cadmar, and the eldest of four sons. I was raised to defend the innocent and protect the secret of the dragons, but when I was eighteen, my parents were brutally murdered and the training and care of my brothers fell to me. My entire adult life has been spent helping my brothers grow into the strong, brave dragon riders they were born to be. Now that the youngest of my brothers is close to adulthood, the last thing I need is someone else to worry about—someone else to be responsible for. If only the handsome doctor fate had chosen for my mate wasn’t so perfect for me.

Toby~AlI I ever wanted was to help people, that’s why I became a doctor, but I quickly learned that modern medicine was more about the all-mighty dollar and less about saving lives. It wasn’t long before I was doubting my life choices. A vacation to the ocean was supposed to leave me refreshed and ready to get back to work, but instead, I found myself pulled into a world I never knew existed. A world where dragons are real, men fight like medieval warriors, and my soulmate has his very own bat cave. Azaran thinks the last thing he needs is a mate to worry about. Good thing I don’t need anyone to take care of me. My sexy dragon rider, on the other hand, needs someone to take care of him, and I think I’m just the man to do it.

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covens end quinCOVEN’S END: QUIN (COVEN’S END SERIES BOOK 3) by Lia Davis and L A Boruff

I never intended to mate. I definitely never imagined I’d share her with two other alpha males. When the Lycan Princess came of age, the mating call hit me. Hard. She’s mine. My wolf will do anything for her. Even sharing her with an arrogant vampire and a hot-headed wolf. When an outside threat surfaces, it’s up to me, Kane, and Voss to protect our mate. We have to find a way to set aside our differences and become the partners she deserves. If we fail to form a solid bond, both the Lycan and Vampire races are doomed.

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blood bond 13BLOOD BOND SAGA by Helen Hardt

VS note: The author has released parts 13, 14 and 15 as of May 21. They can be purchased separately or in a box set. Information given is for part 13.

Erin Hamilton follows Dante Gabriel back into hell—the underground compound where he was held for a decade—to confront the woman who held him captive. Finally unmasked, she seems to hold Dante under her influence. Erin has faith in Dante’s strength and determination, though, especially when the mysterious Vampyre Texts reveal their first secret.

Dante struggles to regain his control, even as he grows stronger and the darkness rises within him. He’ll let his captor think she commands him as long as it serves his purpose, but if Erin or anyone else is threatened, all bets are off. He’ll use all his powers against her, whether or not he can master them.

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reluctant saviorTHE RELUCTANT SAVIOR (ETHERYA’S EARTH BOOK 4) by Rebecca Hefner

Evie, daughter of virtuous Princess Rina and malicious Deamon King Crimeous, is a woman torn in half. The first centuries of her life taught her fervent lessons about pain and suffering. For ages, she suppressed her mother’s noble blood, crafting a reality where she was drifting alone, needing no one. Until an ancient prophecy calls to her, possibly creating a purpose for her squalid existence.

Kenden has commanded the Slayer army for a thousand years. Strong, cunning and loyal, he longs for the day when Crimeous has been defeated and he can settle down to build a family. Focused on conquering the Dark Lord, he is stunned when Evie makes a brazen demand that must be fulfilled before she chooses to fight with them.

Although incensed by Evie’s ultimatum, Kenden has never desired a woman more than the flame-haired vixen. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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bear meets girlBEAR MEETS GIRL (GRIZZLY COVE BOOK 13) by Bianca D’Arc

Marilee has got to be the most timid werewolf King has ever met. She’s also the most beautiful. There’s something special about her pure white coat that speaks to his inner grizzly, but also protects her in ways he never expected.

On the run, and headed for Grizzly Cove, King has to help her get there safely. They pick up a precious burden along the way, that might just get both of them killed…or worse.

Can these two work together – with a lot of help from those around them – to keep everyone safe and out of the hands of evil? And, can they resist the unexpected attraction that threatens to burn them both to cinders?

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bayou king of the rising tidesBAYOU: KING OF THE RISING TIDES by Annitia L Jackson

Mermaids are disappearing at an alarming rate, and no one knows who or what has happened to them. Not to mention, the very waters they call home are now killing them and has the Merpeople facing extinction.

Something or someone is out to destroy the Water Realm, and it is King Bayou Moreau’s duty to figure out what is going on and save his people. He turns to the one person he knows can help him, Rachal Porter, the woman he loves but refuses to love him back.

Rachal Porter Moreau lost her mate, Samuel, who was Bayou’s brother. She blames Bayou for his death and pushes him away, even though she finds herself drawn to him.

When the two start to investigate the mysterious deaths and disappearances, not only are they drawn to each other but into the web of an enemy they never expected.

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wyvern king's mateTHE WYVERN KING’S MATE by Mina Carter

VS Note: Re-release. Author says there have been only minor revisions.

Zahra needs a man… or it’s end gameUnable to find a mate, her dragon is asleep, and the curvy dragoness is running out of time. In desperation, she makes an appointment with the Altorian council for permission to seek a mate off world. But before she can speak to the council, tall, blonde and handsome storms in, kisses her like there’s no tomorrow and carries her off on the wing to his mountain-top lair. She’s been kidnapped… by a wyvern of all things. Not just any wyvern, but Roc, the king they claim they don’t have…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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embodiedEMBODIED (COVEN OF THE RAVEN BOOK 3) by Shona Husk

VS Note: From April

A love potion gone wrong leads to a goddess hijacking Alexis’s body. Now Alexis will do anything to catch her boss’s eye. It’s unfortunate that he starts to notice her for all the wrong reasons. Such as the army of cats following her around.

Peyton Kilpatrick has always kept his relationship with Alexis professional despite the simmering interest. But something has changed, she crackles with magic and she wants more from him than he’s able to give. As a witch and a lawyer his life is complicated enough, throw in a hellhound bite that causes all kinds of side effects around the full moon and he really isn’t boyfriend material.

When Alexis finally gets Peyton in bed, things get hairy. Peyton reveals what he is and convinces her to give up her new-found power. If she doesn’t get rid of the goddess inhabiting her body, she’ll die.

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want r e butlerWANT (VAMPIRE BELOVED BOOK 1) by R E Butler

Wolf shifter Angie Beaumont has had erotic dreams for the last few years. She both looks forward to and dreads going to bed each night, because the dreams leave her wanting and aching for the two males who appear in them. She can’t see their faces clearly, and the only thing she knows for certain is they’re vampires and her truemates. Wolves and vampires aren’t on the best of terms, but Angie doesn’t care what her alpha brother thinks – not only because they’re vampires but also because there are two of them.

Vampire twins Vex and Rage have been around for several hundred years, and until recently, they’d never shared dreams.
They’ve been sharing dreams of a female they believe is their beloved mate. Planning to go to the wiccan coven on the full moon for help in determining who their mate is, they’re surprised to scent her in the club, surrounded by vampires who want to feed on her.

The twins are consumed with making Angie theirs and sharing their immortality with her. But not everyone is happy that a wolf and two vampires are together, and it’s not just the alpha wolf who doesn’t approve. Angie’s caught in the crossfire of a never-ending war with a fanatical group of vampire haters. Can Vex and Rage get to her in time?

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cursed iceCURSED ICE (ICE DRAGONS BOOK 2) by Ann Gimpel

By his own admission, Johan’s always been one stubborn bastard.
He’s wedded to his freedom, and the thought of bonding with a dragon has some pretty serious downsides. If he doesn’t sign on to become magical, though, he’ll be left behind—also not an acceptable outcome.
Distant relatives to dragons, sea-serpents are gaining strength shockingly fast. Breeding farms spring up on distant outposts, spitting out all manner of evil. Banished eons ago by the dragon god, the serpents are making a comeback. As the dragons seek allies, they uncover still more atrocities.

Katya, dragon shifter and twin to the dragons’ prince, thought she wanted Johan as her mate, but he has more rough edges than she counted on. Besides, the serpent problem supersedes everything. She’s used to dragons being in charge, but when a serpent almost steals her will, it’s quite the wakeup call her magic isn’t as potent as she always assumed.
Is the age of dragons drawing to a close? If that’s true, what will come next?

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bad bear redemptionBAD BEAR REDEMPTION (BAD BOY BEAR SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by Liv Brywood

Bear shifter Dusty Kirkland never forgave himself for causing the tragic accident that nearly killed his best friend Laurie. After enduring a litany of hate from members of their small town, he left, vowing never to return. But years later, a phone call from Laurie changes everything. He returns to Yellowstone Mountain to take care of his late sister’s 13-year-old son. Dusty doesn’t deserve redemption, but he needs it. He’s determined to get a second chance with his mate. He may be a bad boy bear shifter, but behind his growly face and ripped body, he’s hiding a heart of gold. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince his mate that they deserve happiness, and if he’s lucky, he’ll have a second chance at finding love.

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sin of the vampireSIN OF THE VAMPIRE (BLOOD BROTHERHOOD BOOK 1) by M L Guida

Captain Kane O’Brien never expected to be a vampire, but now he has a chance to save his crew and break the curse. But time is running out. While hunting his nemesis, he rescues two survivors from a sinking ship and develops a burning attraction for the very woman who could end his crew’s nightmare.

Hannah Knight isn’t what she appears. She can move objects with her mind, but she can’t control her power. She’s brave, bright, resourceful. And determined to avoid a forced marriage. But developing forbidden feelings for a vampire wasn’t in her plans. Evil is closing in on them from on all sides and ends in a fierce battle on the high seas. One wrong choice and they could lose each other forever.

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defending their bondDEFENDING THEIR BOND (CRESCENT EDGE PACK BOOK 2) by L N Manning

On the run for most of his life, Thomas “Bulldog” Baird is used to being alone. He never cared what people thought of him. He never had a reason to. After helping his friend, Jonathan, settle some old scores with his birth pack, Bulldog finds the one thing he never thought he’d have: a mate. A mate he’s not sure he wants to claim because of his own haunted past.

Edward Rawlings has survived hell, living under a cruel and vicious Alpha who almost decimated his birth pack. When the pack was finally freed from tyranny, Edward thought his fight for life would be over. He was dead wrong.

Can the two find the happiness and love they deserve while they risk their lives defending their bond, or will Bulldog’s past claim them both?

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hidden omegaTHE HIDDEN OMEGA (HELL’S BEARS MC BOOK 3) by J L Wilder

I was raised by humans, and all my life I thought I was a monster.
Turns out I’m something more valuable—an omega bear shifter.
After being kidnapped for a prostitution ring, I’m rescued by the Hell’s Bears MC.
There is Clay who imprints on me, Mike who comforts me, and Bruno the alpha.
Sometimes it seems like Bruno wants nothing to do with me…Do they really want me to be a member of their pack, or do they just want to use me for breeding?

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fabric of fateFABRIC OF FATE (TAPESTRIES BOOK 6) by N J Walters

VS Note: A re-release

Having given everything to her career, Audrey Brennan is suddenly forced to confront how empty her life has become when an illness lands her at home for extended bed rest. But before she can take stock and figure out what to do next, a beautiful and magical tapestry whisks her away into the arms of two gloriously sensual warriors. Audrey’s certain it was all just a dream brought on by her medication and exhaustion, but knowing she has denied herself too many pleasures, she decides to indulge herself in the fantasy for as long as it will last.

Abrah Dannon has all but given up hope of ever finding a loving bride, and when a magical tapestry delivers the kind and beautiful Audrey to him and his brother Heroc, he is torn between rejoicing and fearing that Audrey will leave. Because the rules of the tapestry are clear: if they wish to win her heart, he and Heroc will have three days to take Audrey to unimagined erotic heights and shower her with unquestioning devotion—or else lose her forever… (more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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real men huntREAL MEN HUNT (SOREN PACK) (REAL MEN SHIFT BOOK 7) by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix

Persia has dedicated her life to saving the planet from greedy construction companies, even if that meant she lost out on a life filled with laughter, love, and passion.  Considering she’s generally surrounded by losers, potheads, and slackers, it’s not such a big loss.  Then she meets Warren–a tall, muscular hunk of hottie she wants to climb like the trees she’s trying to save.

Werewolf Warren Edgecomb lost out on love once and never imagined he’d find a woman for him. Then he stumbles across Persia and he knows the gorgeous female is his.  Every curvaceous, delicious, tempting inch of her. The only problem?  She’s human and can’t sense their shifter mate-bond.  Plus there’s the fact that she likes his wolf better than him.

Warren’s only chance of winning over the delectable Persia is to join her protest. Since they both want to bring down the developer attempting to steal his pack’s lands, it seems like a match made in heaven. Until he learns a secret that rocks his faith in his instincts–and in Persia.

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country star werebearCOUNTRY STAR WEREBEAR (JACKSON VALLEY SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Candace Ayers and Kym Dillon

Bear shifter Derek Holt, now a platinum country recording artist, has finally achieved the pinnacle of fame. He just never thought it would leave him feeling so hollow inside. He knows just the woman who could fill his empty void, his assistant Red. But women like Red don’t fall for men like him.

Audrey Reid, a.k.a Red, has had a difficult past with an abusive ex-husband. As a single mother of a young son, the last thing she needs is a party guy like Derek Holt in her life. If only her brain could convince her heart to let go.

When Audrey is tasked with “babysitting” Derek during his R&R back to Jackson Valley, she finds it harder than she thought to keep a lid on her feelings for him. Especially since the more she gets to know the real Derek, the more he’s proving he’s not the hard-drinking womanizer she thought. Not even close.

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midnight dragons mateTHE MIDNIGHT DRAGON’S MATE (SHIFTER DADS BOOK 2) by Zoe Chant

Single dad Lachlan only looked away for a second. And now his six-year-old son is gone, lost in the wild woods. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare…but most parents aren’t dragons. Mad with fear for his son, Lachlan is fully prepared to rip the whole forest apart to find him…

Botanist Cam likes peace, quiet, and all the things that little kids aren’t. But when a lost little boy stumbles into her research camp, of course she’s going to look after him. Especially since these woods are pretty weird, and who knows what could be lurking out there in the trees. Not that Cam, a career scientist, believes in the supernatural.

Until, that is, the dragon shows up…

Suddenly Cam finds herself caught up in a whole world of magic, devoted family, and even potential danger. She’s always been determined to stay married to her career, both feet firmly on the ground. Can she let go of her fears, embrace Lachlan and his son, and fly?

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fortune favors the cruelFORTUNE FAVORS THE CRUEL (DARK MAJI BOOK 1) by Kel Carpenter and Lucy Smoke

Quinn Darkova, freed from the chains of slavery, wants nothing more than vengeance against those who sold her. But with her dark powers on the rise and her ascension nearing, Quinn’s blood retribution will have to wait in favor of her immediate survival.

Lazarus Fierté is a nobleman without equal. He’s as controlling as he is stubborn, and for the last six years he’s been waiting for a woman to appear—but not just any woman. A Maji of great power, capable of terrible things. She could be the key to everything he holds dear.

His savior … or his destroyer. The only thing he didn’t predict was that she would become both.

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kipKIP: THE ENGLISH DRAGON by Kathi S Barton

Dalton had barely survived the ambush. Her sister, Luann, had taken out a life insurance policy on her and had decided it was time to collect. Luann hadn’t counted on Dalton surviving the hitman’s attack.

Lord Kipling Newton, Duke of Winehammer Castle, watched his mate, Dalton, breathing from the hospital bed. He had just given her his blood to help her heal when the monitors started screaming. He thought his dragon’s blood had killed her for sure. Now she was resting and would recover.

Dalton wasn’t happy that all her choices had been taken from her. It wasn’t that she didn’t like Kip, it’s that she wasn’t asked, she’d told her grandmother. But Dalton was soon to discover that a few choices where the least of her worries. Her sister and brother were out for her blood.

Kip had his own issues to deal with. The only way to protect Dalton from his family was to marry her as soon as possible. Once she took the title of Duchess of Winehammer Castle, his parents couldn’t harm her, or could they?

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claimed by drago wolfCLAIMED BY DRAGO WOLF by Ana Calin

Drago Wolf is a muscle-bound, cocky, leather-wearing beast. He’s also a pro at what he does – kicking ass at underground fight clubs, and messing with women’s heads for money. I swear I was determined to resist him, but I just couldn’t. Not when those eyes like midnight wandered all over my body, and those rock-hard arms pinned my hands above my head. I was wet mid-thigh before he even kissed me.
I gave in to temptation, certain he’d just zip up and hit the road afterwards. But guess what. He emerged convinced I was The One.
Now my public image hangs by a thread. I depend on local investors to keep my dad’s legacy going–medical research labs against deadly diseases. Just imagine those people finding out I’m screwing a male escort….
Drago – I came to Darkwood Falls for a gig. Some chicks paid big bucks for their frigid girlfriend to screw a leather-studded pack of muscles for her birthday. A highlight for her, nothing special for me, right?
Wrong.
Turns out, the frigid girlfriend is The One. Hell, I never even believed the ancient lore. No werewolf has met their fated mate in centuries…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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guarded by dragonsGUARDED BY DRAGONS (FIVE CROWNS BOOK 2) by Athena Aston

Just a few months ago, Diana’s biggest problems were her grades and her overbearing mother.
But after suddenly being thrust into a strange and magical world full of shape-shifting dragon men with armies on her tail and an Emperor bent on her death, things have gotten way harder.
Alone in this world for the first time, with her princes in lethal peril of their own, she’s left to her own devices to learn how to use her powers and fend for herself.
But while Geb, Lux, and Aurus are on the path to take down the Emperor, is Cetus truly convinced, or is he still planning on leading the Imperial armies?
And even with all four of them working together, is their strength alone enough to take down Svarog before he can kill the girl they’d all just as soon die for?

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prophesyPROPHESY BOOK II: THE BRINGER OF WRATH (THE KING AND ALPHA SERIES 2) by A E Via

Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep.

While his brother—the overachiever—excelled at having a vampire as a mate, Alek wasn’t that optimistic he would. He wasn’t averse to love, and he’d often thought of how different his life could’ve turned out if he’d ever experienced the emotion. His life was a mess and he’d worn a mask of stability for a majority of that time, only showing his siblings and pack what they needed to see—a strong Volkov alpha. Not the damaged man he was, with a tortured soul and a rogue wolf.

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mcgyverMCGYVER (ROLLING THUNDER MOTORCYCLE CLUB NOOK 13) by Candace Blevins

Iris Wendel, daughter of an uber-billionaire control freak, is on a rebellious path. With her college days coming to an end and her trust fund on the line, it’s time to make some changes. But when she drives her roommate to a party at the RTMC compound, the gathering of rugged, sexy, dangerous biker werewolves changes everything for Iris.

Face-to-face once again with the only woman he’s ever loved, Danny “McGyver” Franklin refuses to let Iris slip through his fingers this time. He’s no longer the poor, backwoods redneck from her past. McGvyer’s a man now — strong, confident, relentless, and a valued member of the RTMC.

Iris knows Danny is her soul mate, but she’s terrified her father will destroy him all over again. Danny’s playing for keeps, and he’s not about to let anything — or anyone — come between them, especially not Iris’s overbearing father. In a showdown for power and control, can McGyver and his wolf show them who’s boss and hold on to the woman they’ve always loved?

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summoningTHE SUMMONING (KREWE OF HUNTERS BOOK 27) by Heather Graham

When Kristi Stewart inherits a property in the old part of Savannah, she knows it comes with stories of hauntings. But she doesn’t believe in ghosts, even while she runs seances for the guests of McLane House Bed-and-Breakfast. Until the inexplicable midnight appearance of one of her infamous ancestors. Terrified, she flees into the night—and right into the arms of Dallas Wicker.

Dallas is trying to uncover the truth about a colleague who died under suspicious circumstances. As strange happenings continue to plague Kristi’s home, it is soon clear that there’s a very living threat in the neighborhood—several people have disappeared without a trace. Dallas can’t find any connection between the victims, but someone wanted them gone, and it might be linked to the history of McLane House. And that means Kristi should be very afraid.

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blood brokenBLOOD BROKEN (BLACKTHORNE BOOK 8) by Lindsay J Pryor

Leila McKay is both blessed and cursed. Her potent serryn powers are growing stronger, but they come with a heavy price. And to prove her love for vampire leader Caleb, she needs to bring his murdered brother Jake back to life. The only way is to cast a spell no one has dared to attempt before, that could tear apart the fabric of time itself…

But Caleb fears that treachery runs deep in Leila’s veins. Although the heat between them grows hotter by the second, Caleb’s past has left him with a hard heart and a mistrustful nature, and it was at her sister’s hands that Jake was killed… but with his brother’s life in the balance, giving in to his primal instincts is more tempting than ever.

Time is running out for Caleb. In a matter of hours, Jake will be past the point of saving: and around them, all-out war rages in Blackthorn. With genetically modified lycans and vicious convicts roaming the streets, Sirius Throme at the Global Council has secret plans that threaten to devastate the whole district… and Leila is the only one powerful enough to save them all. But can Caleb really trust her?

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leynaLEYNA: ELVEN LANDS by Helen E Peters

VS Note: Unclear to me how much romance, if any, there is in this series.

Finding the Master of Probabilities seems to be a real challenge, especially when you have a knack for attracting the most contradictory of people and causing trouble on a terrifying scale.The path in front of Leyna and her erstwhile friends becomes especially perilous when they get a new goal: to find a way to the plane of Demiurges, the creators of worlds. Yet who can know more about portal traveling and parallel worlds than those who created them?

The brave company led by charismatic Leyna still has a long way ahead, fraught with dangers, yet full of thrilling escapades. Trying to find her way back home, she continues to explore the fantastical land laid bare in front of her. She is learning and discovering new and unexpected abilities with the help of her loyal companions, not even shunning the assistance of demons. But in the end, would Leyna find it within herself to leave this new world behind for good?

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illusion of thievesAN ILLUSION OF THIEVES by Cate Glass

VS Note: Not sure how much romance there might be…

Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy’s aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life—and the price is her banishment.

Now back in Beggar’s Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she’ll have to rely on newfound allies—a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they’ll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic.

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kingsbaneKINGSBANE (THE IMPERIUM TRILOGY BOOK 2) by Claire LeGrand

Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien—but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.

Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption—fear of becoming another Rielle—keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted—by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.

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latharns destinyLATHARN’S DESTINY: A SCOTTISH TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE (HIGHLANDER FATE BOOK 6)  by Stella Knight

Evelyn O’Brolchan was born in the fourteenth century to a time traveling mother, but has lived her life in the present after a family tragedy forced her mother to return. Torn between the present and past, she travels back in time, determined to right the wrong done to her parents.

Latharn MacUisdean must reclaim the land and titles seized from him by his treacherous uncle and cousins. When he crosses paths with a fiery redhead from another time, intent on revenge against his cousins, he allows her to serve as his ally and spy.

As Latharn and Evelyn work together to defeat their mutual enemy, they struggle against their burgeoning desire. While their need for each other grows, they must choose between love and duty, passion and revenge, and the chasm of time that may separate them forever.

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son of beauty god of deathSON OF BEAUTY, GOD OF DEATH by Sera Trevor

Love blooms, even in death…When the goddess of beauty steals a precious flower from Thaedus, god of death, he demands retribution—her son Prosoper must become his prisoner. To his surprise, Prosoper is far from an unwilling captive.

Prosoper has been kept isolated from the world by his mother, who is determined to protect his innocence. But Prosoper is nearly two centuries old and longs to break free from his mother’s control.
Only the God of Death can give Prosoper the chance at life he desires. And only the Son of Beauty can save Thaedus from despair.

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knave of bladesKNAVE OF BLADES (TAROT WITCHES: THE RAVEN KNIGHTS SAGA BOOK 1) by SM Reine

Allene Whelan is scavenging through the ruins of post-apocalypse Oregon when she finds a strange tarot card, the Knave of Blades. Touching it awakens her magic—the power of the sylph, a rare and deadly seelie sidhe who can defeat any other of her kind. Her pollen is intoxicating. Her magic is irresistible. And she’s suddenly at the center of the Autumn Court’s war against the rebellious True Kingdom.

She’s the only person who might be able to defeat Macsen, the prophesied Fenrir who will one day grow big enough to devour the world. But first she needs to make herself strong enough to face him, and that means collecting power as only a sylph can. Joining the Raven Knights means committing more than her life to defeating the True Kingdom. She’s committing her soul…and her body.

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burn of the underworldTHE BURN OF THE UNDERWORLD (OF SHADOWS AND FIRE BOOK 1) by Meg Xuemei X

My name is Calamity.
My past is dust and my future is a life to fight to the death in hell. I never expected this to change, but then three smoking-hot warriors–a primordial vampire, a fae prince, and a Sváva archangel–arrive in my wrecked world, claiming I’m the lost queen and their fated mate.
They come to return me to the great Atlantis to claim my stolen birthright, despite the fact that no one has ever escaped the Underworld.
I don’t trust anyone, but I can’t deny the terrifying power awakening inside me any more than I can deny my fatal attraction to the immortal males who fight with me.

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beauty in darknessBEAUTY IN DARKNESS (ROYAL HEARTS BOOK 1) by Elizabeth Briggs

To save her father’s life, Princess Rose must wed the handsome, brooding wizard king Raith, her kingdom’s greatest enemy. Though she always knew she’d be married off in a political alliance, she never expected it to be to that monster. Or that the only time she would see her elusive husband is when he’s teaching her magic, treating her more like his student than his wife.

King Raith may have taken a bride to end a war and protect his people, but after his former wife’s murder he has no interest in falling in love again, especially when Rose defies him at every moment. But Rose’s beauty and boldness tempt him to open his heart a second time, and every day it gets harder to resist her.

Just as Rose begins to see another side to Raith, she discovers her new home holds deep, dark secrets that threaten the entire land, secrets no one dares speak of—and Raith is at the center of them. As their desire for each other grows, Rose will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth about his past and the shadows spreading across the land. But when darkness threatens to tear them apart, they’ll have to find a way to stop it together—or doom their kingdom forever.

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BadariWarriorsBoxSetFinalVeronica: New to my award winning Badari Warriors series? There’s a box set of the first 3 books!

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

There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

May 15

May 8

May 1

April 24

April 17

The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

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.

She Must Be Insane Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m taking snippets from my most recently released scifi romance KIERCE: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the next book in the award winning series.

(CAMRON is at the formatters so we’ll be switching to snippets from his book soon.)

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

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

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

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

The excerpt – last sentence from last week: Eventually, the tiger rose as if in response to a signal and went inside the cell.

The sun was beginning its descent for the night, and Elianna shivered, goosebumps pebbling her flesh as the breeze grew stronger. She startled as the tiger reappeared, butt first, half carrying, half dragging in its huge jaws a bowl full of what resembled kibble, which it brought to the base of the tree then backed away from. Making the guttural sound deep in its throat, the cat put one massive paw on the bowl, gazed at her blandly, and then retreated to the wall, sitting with its tail curled over its paws.

“You’re kidding me, right? Trying to lure me out of the tree with cat food?” Despite her dire predicament, Elianna laughed but her mind was racing – could this huge predator be a higher level sentient? Kidnapped from its own planet perhaps and brought here for experimentation? Was it trying to make friends with her?

“I must be insane,” Decision made, Elianna descended and then dropped from the tree, freezing for a moment to see what the tiger’s reaction would be. The beast merely sat, golden eyes watchful although the tip of its tail flicked once or twice. She scooped up a handful of the kibble and took a sniff. Vaguely fishlike but not unpleasant. “Like dried nutrient rations.”

VS: So the ‘signal’ in the previous excerpt was the arrival of the tiger’s dinner inside the cell…

kierceThe blurb:

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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BadariWarriorsBoxSetFinalBADARI WARRIORS: SECTORS NEW ALLIES BOOKS 1-3 by Veronica Scott

Ta Da! There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!

This Badari Warriors box set gathers the first three science fiction romance novels from this award winning series into one collection.

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday May 15

warlords bountyAs always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).

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WARLORD’S BOUNTY (CHAMELE BARBARIAN WARLORDS BOOK 2) by Cynthia Sax

VS Note: Her books are always a one click for me! Author states this book is based on “a much shorter story with the same title.”

Wanted: One Barbarian Warrior.
The bigger the bounty, the more dangerous the target.
Khan, a Chamele Warlord, has a huge bounty on his head. His enemy wants him captured and is offering any being in the universe an outrageous number of credits to accomplish that.

Khan wants to be captured, but only if the being apprehending him is a tiny, brown-eyed female with wickedly sharp daggers and an even sharper tongue. His passion for the feisty human can’t be inhibited by restraints. He’ll allow her to subdue him…in a variety of enticing ways.

When she finally collects her credits, he’ll collect his revenge, killing his enemy and claiming his little bounty hunter forever.
Zeta doesn’t do forever. After a lifespan of chasing dangerous beings across galaxies, apprehending and trading them for credits, she doesn’t get involved emotionally…with anyone.

Khan might be fierce and sexy and the most dominant male she has ever encountered, but the barbarian is also her target, and once she sates herself with his body, she’ll betray him.
That’s her job.

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mama and the alien warriorMAMA AND THE ALIEN WARRIOR: TREASURED BY THE ALIEN by Honey Phillips and Bex McLynn

Abby Wentworth never regretted abandoning her corporate career to adopt her orphaned niece and run a maternity home. But she certainly never expected to find herself and her girls abducted by aliens who intend to sell them as breeders.

When they are rescued by a massive alien and his crew, desires she has long suppressed start to surface. She finds herself unexpectedly drawn to the captain who treats both her and her daughter with unwavering devotion.

Until his ship intercepts an illegal Vedeckian trader, Captain Hrebec is resigned to spending his life alone. The Cires lost their females to a plague many years ago. Now for the first time, this luscious human female has him longing for a mate and a family.

But Abby has to get her girls back to Earth, and Hrebec may have one last chance to save his race. Will their duties force them apart? Or will they finally find a family of their own?

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CHILDREN OF RUINCHILDREN OF RUIN by Adrian Tschaikovsky

VS Note: Hard scifi not a romance but a release of note. I’m intrigued but might start with book 1, CHILDREN OF TIME.

Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life – but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity’s great empire fell, and the program’s decisions were lost to time.
Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth.
But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed.
And it’s been waiting for them.

fifth genderTHE FIFTH GENDER: A TINKERED STARS MYSTERY by Gail Carriger

A species that has no word for murder, has a murderer aboard their spaceship. 
ALIEN – Tristol lives in exile. But he’s built a life for himself aboard a human space station. He’s even begun to understand the complex nuances of human courting rituals.
Detective Hastion is finally flirting back!

MURDER  – Except that Tristol’s beloved space station is unexpectedly contacted by the galoi – a xenophobic species with five genders, purple skin, and serious attitude. They need the help of a human detective because there’s a murderer aboard their spaceship. Murder is so rare, the galoi don’t even have a word for it.
Tristol knows this because he is galoi.

ROMANCE  -Which means that he and Detective Hastion are on the case… together.
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alien charmerALIEN CHARMER (ZERCONIAN WARRIORS BOOK 14) by Sadie Carter

She met him in a dark alley and he followed her home, like a stray puppy. If a stray puppy were a six-foot-eight alien with muscles that didn’t quit, a face to die for, and a huge protective streak.
And don’t get her started on his ego.
Blue was tough and independent, she didn’t need anyone to take care of her.
Especially not him. Nope. Not happening. Ever.

Safan was under no illusions of his appeal to the opposite sex.
So imagine his surprise when he meets a female who isn’t all that interested in his charm, his body or his protection.
It’s enough to confuse an arrogant warrior. And make him even more determined to prove to this prickly female that she is the one for him.
His mate.
But before he can manage that something happens to threaten their very existence.

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ride on a starRIDE ON A STAR: CELESTIAL MATES (YOLCADIAN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Suki Selborne

I’m a brave hero. A Yolcadian warrior. A superstar space commander with a perfect battle record.
The only thing missing is a mate.
My warrior status mean I must stay single. So when a captivating Earth girl arrives on my ship for protection, I know she’s off limits–no matter how much I crave her sweetness.
Her frosty attitude entices me. Her soft curves light my body on fire. But touching her would destroy the peace our planets have worked so hard to build. I’m supposed to stay away from her.
Not a chance.
She’s mine. Even if I have to tear down the whole damn empire to get to her.

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10 things aliens hate10 THINGS ALIENS HATE ABOUT YOU (ALIENN, ARKANSAS BOOK 4) by Fiona Roarke

Valvoline Ethyl Grey, the youngest sibling and only daughter in the Grey clan, knows the rules when it comes to Alpha-human relationships—it’s fine to have a little fun, just don’t get too attached, unless you want a one-way ticket back to a homeworld that’s never been home.

Skeeter Bite Sheriff Wyatt Campbell is as easygoing as they come, but even he has his limits. At first he thought Vee wanted to keep their romance under wraps to protect him from a butt-kicking from one—or all—of her six brawny older brothers. Since they seem to like him well enough, that can hardly be the case. Now he just has to convince his commitment-shy girlfriend to take a chance. She already has his heart. Why not his ring?

A woman raised among oblivious humans in a super-secret alien colony in Alienn, Arkansas should know better than to have a super-secret love affair with a human, let alone a sheriff. But strong-willed Valene is all too weak when it comes to a certain tall, blond and utterly scrumptious lawman.

Although he comes to her family’s aid when they need him most and vows to keep the secret from other humans that aliens live among them, Valene is determined to sacrifice her love for Wyatt’s greater good.
Wyatt has other plans.

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ashoreASHORE (STAYING AFLOAT BOOK 2) by Isabelle Adler

You can only put the past away for so long.
This had never been truer for the crew of Matt’s ship, the Lady Lisa. Even as their engine suffers a critical malfunction and Matt scrambles to fund the costly repairs, Val, the ship’s reticent engineer, unexpectedly comes face-to-face with a deadly ghost from his past. Now it’s up to Matt, Ryce, and Tony to rescue him, even if it means breaking the law and striking an uneasy bargain with a local black-market kingpin—but what if this time their best efforts simply aren’t good enough?

And it might be that Val isn’t the only crew member Matt risks losing when his budding relationship with Ryce unexpectedly runs aground. With their love and commitment put to the test, Matt and Ryce must rally to save their friend and to keep their ship afloat, but in a race so desperate there might not be any real winners.

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impress her possess herIMPRESS HER POSSESS HER (HEROES OF NEOMA BOOK 1) by Sheridan Knight

VS Note: I’m not sure why but there are actually two books in the volume. CHARM HIM DISARM HIM is the other. Re-releases maybe? This author also writes as Sheri Lynn.

Calliope dreams of escaping Nysa, traveling to Earth and living free. Her plans are thwarted when she ends up placed with a dedicated soldier as his plaything. Regardless of her developing feelings for Amerrande, she knows she must not let anything get in the way of her plans to escape, and after a terrifying attempt and hazardous journey, she reaches Earth – only to discover freedom is not long lasting, as Amerrande is sent to find and execute her.

Phaedra has one purpose: service assignment soldiers for one month in whatever capacity they desire. Her doctor sedates and forces her to leave for the desecrated and disease-ridden Earth, followed by transport to Neoma, the frozen death planet. His plan was to save her from a life of servitude and offer her a freedom she wouldn’t have had. But all isn’t as it seems. And when Phaedra learns to see and trust with her heart and not her eyes, she will risk not only her life, but the life of the man she wants to share it with.

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aliens rebelTHE ALIEN’S REBEL (GUARDIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Milly Taiden

Cirrus Moonmist will walk through the fires of hell, move heaven and earth, and travel to the ends of the galaxy for her daughter. Diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease, the little girl’s only hope of survival lies on a distant planet and Cirrus plans to get it. Even if it means knocking down a smoking-hot bad guy who makes her panties wet and knees weak.

Sent to infiltrate a rogue faction, Guardian Defender Gavin Sagestar is so deep undercover even he has trouble remembering which side he’s on. Then he sees Cirrus. Law, duty, and order take a backseat to want, need, and…damn, is that love? Smart, beautiful, and curvy, Cirrus is his and anyone who thinks otherwise can fuck right off. Even the rogue military leader who wants her for his mate.

To have the sexy-as-hell housekeeper, Sagestar has to get Cirrus away from the bloodthirsty tyrant eager to kill. Time’s running out. Two lives hang in the balance. Sagestar is determined to save both mother and daughter, no matter what. Even if it costs him his life.

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alpha luna hunterALPHA (WARRIORS OF KAIZON BOOK 2) by Luna Hunter

MAKAYLA – I screwed up. I ignored the warnings and wandered too far from home. And now a colossal alien warlord has got me tied up. He’s all horns, claws, and muscles upon muscles. My captor is savage, ruthless, dominant. Everything I hate.
And yet, the look in his alien eyes makes my heart race and my stomach flutter…He’s supposed to be my enemy. I want him to be so much more.
KERAX – I came to Earth to claim the throne. And then I saw her, and I knew I had to make her mine. Her scent drives me mad. Her skin is soft and perfect. Her luscious curves fill me with desire. I can barely control myself around her. The throne can wait.
First she will give me an heir

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new star risingMILITARY SCIFI BUNDLE – includes THE INDIGO REPORTS STORY 1 – NEW STAR RISING by Tracy Cooper-Posey

VS Note: Not romance but many of us are fans of Tracy’s no matter what genre she’s writing in. (And I personally do enjoy military scifi.) This bundle is only available until May 30th. You’ll have to read the note on the bundle site for how to buy the books, etc. Here’s an excerpt from the site: “Bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson has curated a gigantic new Military SF StoryBundle, TARGETS LOCKED, with a dozen action-packed titles, all for immediate download into your e-reader, and you name your own price. This bundle includes THREE boxed sets and one omnibus, for a total of 25 big tales to enjoy.” More detail on the site…

Here’s the blurb for Tracy’s book, released in 2017, so not a new release by any means but an item of interest this week:

Bellona Cardenas Scordina de Deluca, daughter of the primary Cardenas family, went missing ten years ago. Reynard Cardenas, Bellona’s father and head of the family, receives anonymous, unsubstantiated news that she has been found. He sends the most disposable person in the family to investigate—Sang, the family android.

Sang’s investigation trips off chain reactions which shift the generations-old luke-warm war between Erium and Karassia into a galaxy-wide conflagration which will engulf the known worlds, including the neutral, fiercely independent free states…unless a hero can be found who will fight to hold the line against the two colossal forces.

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mated to the alien pirateMATED TO THE ALIEN PIRATE: CELESTIAL MATES by Leslie Chase

With alien mobsters hot on her trail, Marcie Cole needs a way off Earth fast. When the Celestial Mates Agency matches her with an alien on the far side of the galaxy, she jumps at the chance to get offworld. Her match may be a sexy alien, but she doesn’t expect to like him. And she definitely didn’t expect him to board her ship as the captain of a lethal crew of space pirates.
Pirate Captain Arrax is huge, deadly, and hot as hell. But can she trust a pirate to keep her safe, or should she hide the truth about herself?
As soon as Arrax sees the delicious Earthwoman, he knows he can’t resist her — and a pirate captain takes he wants without a second thought. Facing a mutiny from his pirate crew and the deadly aliens chasing Marcie, he has to fight to keep what’s his.
Will Arrax be able to keep Marcie safe by his side, or will the battle for his mate doom them both?

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at the troughAT THE TROUGH by Adam Knight

In a future where schools have no teachers and no classrooms, Jennifer Calderon is the perfect student. Every day she watches her video modules, plays her edu games, and never misses an answer. Life is comfortable in the Plex, a mile-wide apartment building. Corporations and brand names surround her and satisfy her every want and need.

Then one day, her foul-mouthed, free-spirited, 90’s-kitsch-wearing girlfriend Melody disrupts everything. She introduces her to a cynical, burned-out former teacher, who teaches them the things no longer taught in school. Poetry. Critical thinking. Human connection.

But these lessons draw the attention of EduForce, the massive corporation with a stranglehold on education. When they show how far they are willing to go keep their customers obedient, Jennifer has to decide what is most important to her and how much she is willing to sacrifice for it.

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shout of honorSHOUT OF HONOR: ADVENTURES IN THE LIADEN UNIVERSE BOOK 29 by Sharon Lee and Steve Mille

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

Commander Vepal is a Hero. He is also the Yxtrang ambassador to the greater universe.
These two facts do not make Vepal’s life easy. But they do make it interesting.
It was Commander Vepal who discovered the continuing orders from Headquarters, far back in old and moldy archives, which directed those of the Troop who had survived the collapse of the old universe to locate, in the new universe, the proper authority to which they might, with honor, offer their allegiance, and their skills.
Because of this discovery, Vepal is made ambassador, while the rest of the Troop continues to prey on those it finds weaker than themselves.
In pursuit of his duty, he and his small delegation put into Inago Station, where there’s a military job fair in full swing.

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worlds away tracy st johnWORLDS AWAY (WARRIORS OF RISNAR BOOK 4)  by Tracy St John

She escaped from a cult. Fought in Afghanistan with an Explosives Ordinance Disposal unit. Was discharged from the Army after a court martial. Fired from her latest job. Selena ‘Boom-Boom’ Baumer is no stranger to conflict. However, diving into an interstellar war on a planet she’s never heard of is pushing the limits, even for this rebel. It’s only temporary though, and in the meantime, the striped alien men are easy on the eyes. Helping them defeat a monstrous race of invaders can’t be a bad thing, right?

Arga Bolep, war commander of the planet Risnar, needs an explosives expert, and Selena comes highly recommended. He’s not sure what he’s supposed to do with this blue-haired, naughty-limerick singing, hardcore partier, but he knows one thing’s for sure: he’s not about to fall in love. Not when he’s too aware of how gut-wrenching loss can be. Despite his fascination with Selena, he’ll keep their relationship as professional as her outrageous personality will allow.

When the enemy race of Monsuda launch a surprise attack, threatening both Risnar and Earth, Selena and Arga are forced to depend on each other just to survive. A reckless plan to defeat the enemy could spell doom for the reluctant lovers—but the more impulsive feelings they have for each other try their hearts and souls.

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reinventing lindseyREINVENTING LINDSEY by Maggie Brown

VS Note: Not exactly a scifi romance, but there’s robotics involved and the plot sounded fun. A release of note.

Studying the past hasn’t prepared Daisy Parker—anthropologist-turned-matchmaker—for her latest client. Finding Lindsey Jamieson-Ford a life partner isn’t exactly a simple exercise. Not only hasn’t Lindsey dated for years, the prickly reclusive scientist relates better with her robots than with people.

Lindsey has no idea what matchmaking involves when she hires Daisy. She’s never met anyone quite like the bubbly matchmaker and doesn’t know how she’s going to survive the infuriating woman. Now her life has lurched onto a roller coaster that just won’t damn well stop.

Guiding Lindsey through the courtship process is a challenge. Before the reticent scientist can move forward, Daisy has to teach her to leave the past behind. But another problem soon enters into the mix…How can Daisy stay detached when her body seems to be answering Lindsey’s mating call?

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broken jewelA BROKEN JEWEL (JADE BOOK 1) by Lucy Rains

VS Note: Apparently either an SFR or PNR reverse harem novel. Wasn’t clear to me, even from the reviews but it’s charting high in SFR.

Don’t stand out.
Keep control.
Don’t draw attention.
These are words that Jade lives by every day. Her abilities that she doesn’t understand must be kept hidden. With only a few friends and an over controlling mother, Jade is just trying to get by in life until she can move out on her own. Then a beautiful stranger walks into her life. And another one. And another one. They say they understand her and promise to take her away where she can be herself. They say she is like them. They say she is in danger. But Jade has never trusted anyone before and doesn’t know how to start now.
Until Jade is out of time and the guys make the choice for her.

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abducted by the alienABDUCTED BY THE ALIEN (REBELS OF SIDYTH BOOK 6) by Sabrina Kade

On the planet Hethdiss, shy and timid Phoebe faces a dilemma: two aliens want her. One, the pushy Iriel, claims he’s the only one who can protect her from the horrors of this dangerous world. Drazal, though, makes her think there might be more to life than playing it safe—with him, her whole body comes alive. But tempting two Sidyth males is a dangerous game for a human woman to play.

Drazal’s certain Phoebe doesn’t want to be with Iriel. But Iriel’s the one she turned to in a moment of terror. He’s the one who claims her as his own. And Drazal’s equally sure she’ll never be truly happy unless she learns to stand up for herself.

When bigger problems take center stage on Hethdiss, however, Phoebe’s fears are laid bare for all to see. And in that moment, there’s only one alien she wants. One alien she’ll face hell to gain. No matter how much danger that might land her in.

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rescuing roryRESCUING RORY (MARKS MERCENARIES BOOK 1) by N J Walters

Betrayed and sold into slavery after her father’s death, Rory Banks finds herself dancing on the Exos, a deep-space pleasure ship. So when a stranger breaks open her cage and offers her a way out, she grabs it and runs.

Kal Marks and his brothers are space mercenaries and traders who have spent the past ten years searching for their younger sister. Their hunt has led them to the Exos and to Rory, who they hope will have information. But Kal never counted on wanting Rory or on the sexual tension and scorching heat that blazes between them. This mission just got a lot more complicated.

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gravityGRAVITY: CRYOBORN GIFTS (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 1) by Maggie McVay

VS Note: This is the first release in a new connected universe, Obsidian Rim, by various SFR authors. Books are standalone.

Lehana Saar learned the smuggler’s trade the hard way–as an indentured servant to the Rim’s most notorious pirate. With the skills she acquired and now with her own ship, the star freighter Phoenix, Lehana is known throughout the Rim as a trafficker who will take any job, however dangerous, for the promise of a good profit. But when she’s forced to crash land near a mining colony owned by the heinous, galactic cartel QueCorp, she’ll need all her cunning and experience just to survive. And maybe, with a little luck, she might even turn a profit by forging a deal with the mine’s owners. That is if she can turn a blind eye to the dismal conditions and merciless exploitation of the thousands of QueCorp’s slave laborers.

Forty-five years ago Kash Trider and his wife crashed on Ydro-Down. Captured by QueCorp, they were forced into the mines with no chance of release. Qubition ore killed Kash’s wife and now only two things keep him going: his hatred of QueCorp and the hope of freeing his two children from the same fate. When the Phoenix crashes near the mine, Kash risks everything to get his children on that ship. But will the hard-edged captain help him escape or will she turn him in for the five million DIC price on the head of a fugitive QueCorp slave?

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taken by the enforcerTAKEN BY THE ENFORCER by Adrian Blue

If there is trouble to find, Matilda D’Kan will find it. From galactic smuggling to working for Narvel ‘The Wolf’ Reon, Mattie has made her share bad choices. But attracting the attention of Adnin the Destroyer may be her worst mistake yet. The Destroyer has sent his right-hand man after her, the only person with a more frightening reputation than him. The Enforcer. But is there more to Morik the Enforcer than meets the eye?

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bedside manners for aliensBEDSIDE MANNERS FOR ALIENS (SAVING CERASTE BOOK 2) by Dane Griggs

Serena: Aliens have landed on earth and offered a cure for cancer in exchange for human brides to save their race. The program has led to protests and, increasingly, violence. But as a hematologist specializing in leukemia, I still jump at the chance to work with the Cerastean doctors to help cure patients. I’m assigned to work with Physician L’Vect who is well—he’s different. But there is something…
L’Vect: I have been told that I am socially inept around my own people, and I am even worse with the humans. I do not pick up on their most basic social cues. I want to help our patients, but all I can scent is their fear when I speak with them. Luckily Dr. Serena Salcedo has offered to instruct me in ‘bedside manners.’

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zavens passionZAVEN’S PASSION by C R Corbin

Katie’s life had always been mundane. Between university and a meandering social life with little male attention granted to her due to her curvy body, it seemed like she was on a stagnant path. That is until Makhil, an alien warlord, abducts her and takes her aboard a space-faring prison with little hope for escape of any kind. But just as Katie begins to resign herself to this fate, hope emerges in the form of an arrogant yet charming Sorilian prince.

Zaven has one last task before he can take the Sorilian throne, to hunt down Makhil and bring him to justice. As soon as he raids Makhil’s ship, however, he discovers that there is something that may eclipse his desire for the throne. A curvy human girl that he finds in Makhil’s chambers, a human girl that soon ignites a spark in his heart that he thought may have never come, a human girl that just might be his mate and Soril’s future queen.

As the two venture to hunt Makhil they not only encounter trouble in the form of crash landings and crime-ridden cities but soon discover a burgeoning passion building between the two of them. A passion that may lead the prince astray from his hunt of Makhil and bring Katie’s desire to return to Earth into question.

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trayisTRAYIS (VLG SERIES BOOK 11) by Laurann Dohner

Growing up mostly human in a Lycan pack has been hard for Shay. Shunned and distrusted by most, she wouldn’t have survived without the support of her foster family and alpha. She’s had a longtime secret crush on Trayis, her alpha’s VampLycan half-brother. Shay thinks he’s hot and finds the courage to approach Trayis during one of his infrequent visits. She’s hoping for just one night of ecstasy before she spends her life alone, unwanted.

Trayis is stunned when he realizes the sweet, timid Shay is interested in bedding him. He’s also furious when some pack women attempt to humiliate her in front of him. He’s more than happy to pick her over one of them. She might not be his type but it’s just sex. He’s up for that. What he doesn’t plan on is how she makes him feel.
So much for a simple vacation and a one-night stand.

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trouble with witchesTHE TROUBLE WITH WITCHES (SHADOWVALE BOOK 1) by Kristen Painter

Shadowvale isn’t typical small town America. The sun never shines, the gates decide who enters, magic abounds, and every resident bears some kind of curse.

No one knows this as well as raven shifter Deacon Evermore, who, like everyone in his family, has a curse. While his position as Shadowvale’s peacekeeper lets him use that curse for good, he’d rather live anywhere else. He stays for his family, but doubts he can last much longer.

Fledgling witch Emeranth Greer is determined to escape her past and make a fresh start in Shadowvale with the aunt she’s never met. Her aunt and the town prove to be far better than she imagined. There’s no way Em is leaving this magical place. Especially when staying means more time with the handsome Deacon.

But when Em’s troubled past catches up with her and nearly destroys the romance budding between her and Deacon, her instinct is to run again. Except there’s magic in the mix now and the town won’t let her leave. Only Deacon can save her, but can a cursed man clear her name…or will her history destroy them both?

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boothBOOTH (RISE OF THE PRIDE BOOK 9) by Theresa Hissong

Booth Woods has lived a quiet, rewarding life as a Guardian to the Shaw pride. He’d planned out his life, never wanting to take on a mate. When Jade O’Connor arrives, requesting to fight in the Summer Solstice, his alpha tasks Booth to test her abilities. Her presence will throw his world into turmoil over the decision to touch her or let her go when she decides to stick to her current plan.

Jade O’Connor has trained for this. She’s wanted nothing more than to be a Guardian ever since she began her private training. When her pride finds out, and her alpha sends a clear message she is not allowed, Jade flees to the Shaw pride on a rumored acceptance of training female fighters. Determined to prove her worth, Jade will vow herself to the pride, but she will never accept their denial for her chance to fight for her rightful title…
Guardian.

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magical creatures academyMAGICAL CREATURES ACADEMY 2: LION SHIFTER by Lucia Ashta

The Magical Creatures Academy only accepts those supernaturals with the greatest potential. She’s now certain she has what it takes … and then some. She has more power than she has bargained for.

The Academy is the leading institution for paranormal creatures in the world. Its students are the finest of shifters, vampires, and fae.
In Rina’s opinion, Prince Leander Verion is the finest of all the fae, but he’s also entirely off limits. She lacks the requisite pointy ears to make her an acceptable match.
But Rina is far from acceptable, she’s exceptional. If only she can learn to master her wild powers … before they master her.
Whether she likes it or not, Rina is about to find out why she has rightfully earned her place at the academy.

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harlkey merlin 8HARLEY MERLIN 8: HARLEY MERLIN AND THE CHALLENGE OF CHAOS by Bella Forrest

Time is running out. For the final ritual, Katherine will sacrifice twelve magicals with rare abilities.
Harley has already lost so much, and she can’t bear to sacrifice anything more. She will protect her friends at all costs—even if that means flying solo against the greatest evil the world has ever known.
With her parents’ Grimoire, Harley finally has a weapon capable of overpowering Katherine. If only she could figure out how to reveal the hidden pages within, to perform the spell Chaos itself has written. And the spell may reveal more than she’s bargained for…
All Katherine wants is to be Queen of Everything—is that so much to ask? Her little niece has been a real thorn in her side, but that’s all about to change. Pity she can’t kill Harley just yet, since the girl is still useful. There’s also the matter of that too-handsome Necromancer, Davin Doncaster. From personal experience, Katherine knows one should never trust a pretty face.

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his witch vixHIS WITCH VIX (PARANORMAL PROTECTORATE Book 2) by Rebecca Airies

VS Note: Previously published but author states it has been revised and rewritten.

Serena Blackwood is turning into a vix. As if that’s not enough to stress a witch out, she has to work with sexy vampire Marcus Castillo to catch a rogue vampire and keep her secret. The attraction burns between them and every moment they’re together increases the chances of falling into bed together and her secret being revealed.
Marcus knows Serena’s hiding something, but can’t figure out what. She’s a beautiful and talented witch. The mystery draws him almost as much as the urge to kiss and caress the brave woman.
But the rogue has big plans. Serena and Marcus must work together and put aside their differences or they could lose everything.

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wild wolf chasingWILD WOLF CHASING (BLOODRUNNERS BOOK 9) by Rhyannon Byrd

Max Doucet is a “turned” Lycan who still longs for the human life stolen from him in his teens. Now a deadly Bloodrunner, Max is too busy looking back to fully embrace who and what he’s become. But from the moment he finds himself chasing after the intoxicating Vivian Jackson, his convictions and beliefs about where he belongs no longer hold true. She’s everything he needs, and so much more than he ever thought could be his—but before he can win her heart, he’ll have to catch her. And Vivian has no intention of slowing down.

Vivian Jackson has always lived a hard, but normal life—until the day she realizes that nothing in her “normal” world is as it seems. On the run from a sadistic madman and a sexy-as-hell badass who claims to be her protector, Vivian has no idea who to trust—that is, until the beautiful, blue-eyed stranger saves her life. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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burn baby burnBURN BABY BURN  by R J Blain

Bailey Ember Gardener Quinn should’ve read the manual on caring for an incubus before marrying hers. The marriage license hadn’t mentioned anything about their sexy, insatiable ways. If she doesn’t get a single night of undisturbed rest soon, she’ll snap—or go on a napalm bender.
Either would work.

Recruiting Tiffany “Perkette” Perkins to be her partner-in-crime isn’t the best idea, but nothing says fun quite like a road trip, and Perkette the Misdemeanor Collecting Queen could teach the devil a thing or two about having a good time.

Add in a string of rabies cases, more puppies than she can count (or readily adopt,) a job promotion, and her very own incubus in disguise on the hunt for her, and Bailey’s in for one hell of a ride.

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silver mistTHE SILVER MIST (WILD HUNT BOOK 6) by Yasmine Galenorn

The Wild Hunt is on the trail of the Tuathan Brotherhood—a hate group terrorizing humans and shifters alike. Their investigation takes them over to the Olympic Peninsula, where they plunge into the heart of the haunted old-growth forest in a desperate attempt to stop the group before they strike again.

Meanwhile, one of Herne’s friends turns to the Wild Hunt. He’s unwittingly unleashed a terrifying spirit who threatens Port Ludlow with the fury of her storms. Now, they must not only locate Rafé, who has vanished while undercover in the forest, but they must also appease the Cailleach before she destroys the entire community and everyone within it.

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rogue hunt l l raandROGUE HUNT by L L Raand

VS Note: The scathing 1 star review on Amazon is for the audiobook narrator, not the ebook itself. In general the author’s books are pretty well reviewed although I have not read them myself.

Alpha Sylvan Mir‘s efforts to achieve sovereignty for the Weres, Vampires, and other non-humans is made even more difficult when a neighboring wolf Were Pack petitions Sylvan for aid. Someone, or some thing, is raiding the territory of the Snow Crest wolf Weres along the Canadian border. While newly ascended Snow Crest Alpha Zora Constantine, along with the Ash, the captain of her guard, await the decision of Sylvan’s war council, inter-Pack tensions rise. Especially when Ash and Sylvan’s centuri Jace develop an unexpected and unwanted primal attraction.

Are the raids just an attempt to secure more territory by rogue Weres? Or is it all a ruse to bring Sylvan and her mate Drake out into the open where they are vulnerable to enemy attacks? When Sylvan and Drake’s war party heads north to hunt the rogue raiders, Ash and Jace must decide between duty and the call of their deepest desires.

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perfect match 2 kings chosenPERFECT MATCH 2: KING’S CHOSEN by I T Lucas

When Lisa’s nutty friends get her a gift certificate to Perfect Match Virtual Fantasy Studios, she has no intentions of using it. But since the only way to get a refund is if no partner can be found for her, she makes sure to request a fantasy so girly and over the top that no sane guy will pick it up.
Except, someone does.

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spark sadie mossSPARK (ACADEMY OF UNPREDICTABLE MAGIC BOOK 1) by Sadie Moss

Unfortunately, not all people from magical bloodlines have powers, and at 22, I’m several years past the age they usually appear. So I’ve resigned myself to a boring, magic-less life.
Then something strange happens…I get stuck in the middle of a bar fight, and instead of just punching the guy back, I blow a hole in the wall. So… I guess I do have powers. But they’re unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. This shit is definitely not normal.

And it seems the magical authorities agree, because they give me a choice: either I go to school to learn to control my crazy new magic, or they’ll take it away. Permanently.
Now if I can just survive the bitchy mean girls determined to take me down a peg, the mysterious attacks on students, the three hot-as-hell guys who don’t seem turned off by my prickly exterior, and the professor who makes me long for detention, maybe I’ll get out of here in one piece.
Wouldn’t bet on it though.

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covens end vossCOVEN’S END: VOSS (COVEN’S END SERIES BOOK 2) by Lia Davis and L A Boruff

I’m arguably the strongest Lycan in the pack. My father would have it no other way. He raised me to mate the Princess and become the High Alpha. He was wrong. The High Alpha is letting his daughter choose her own mate. He’s letting her choose love.My competition is fierce. The cocky Vampire prince and the Princess’s best friend both hold a piece of her heart. Too bad for them, so do I. They aren’t backing down. Then the Vamp suggests we share her. If we truly loved her like we say, why make her choose? I don’t know if I can do it. I didn’t intend it to happen, but I already love her. One thing is for sure. I’m not walking away from her.

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seducing her vikingsSEDUCING HER VIKINGS (NORSEMEN ACADEMY BOOK 3) by Skye MacKinnon

Being stuck in the past is the least of Lainie’s worries. Hjalmar is missing, lost in time, and there’s no way she can bring him back on her own. To survive the harsh reality of Viking life, she’ll have to make new friends… but what if some of them want to be more than just friends?

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queen takes darknessQUEEN TAKES DARKNESS: HELAYNA (THEIR VAMPIRE QUEEN BOOK 8) by Joely Sue Burkhart

Chained in eternal darkness. Kidnapped by a primordial evil. Freeing this vampire queen will unlock hell itself.

Helayna Ironheart doesn’t know where she is, or how long she’s been trapped in the darkness. She only knows pain and horror when her captor feeds on her suffering.

Her only hope is to access her power as an Aima vampire queen. But how can she call her guardian Blood, when she’s trapped in an alternative dimension at the bottom of the world tree?
Only Darkness lives here.
So that’s exactly what she must take.

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first queen of the gryphonsFIRST QUEEN OF GRYPHONS (ISHTAR’S LEGACY BOOK 5) by Lisa Blackwood

Hillalum is destined to become a king unlike any other before him, for the Goddess Ishtar has endowed him with a special gift—he is the first gryphon capable of taking on human form.

Amata, a humble shepherdess, wishes only to live a peaceful life until raiders attack her village and kill her father and brother. A consuming need for revenge soon arises from that day.

When King Hillalum’s goddess orders him to watch over a human shepherdess, he thinks he’ll find the sheep more interesting than the woman, but once he meets Amata, he soon understands the full scope of his deity’s plans.
Ishtar wishes to transform Amata into the first of her Avenging Blades—a sacred warrior born into the world when danger stalks the line of the gryphon kings.
But before Amata and Hillalum can complete the ritual to unleash the fierce magic of a goddess forged Blade, they must first win each other’s hearts. Only then will they possess a power great enough to rid their land of the raiders.

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wild fateWILD FATE (BLACK CLAW RANCH BOOK 4) by Cecelia Lane

A bear shifter attack left him nearly dead in the woods. His only choice—embrace the animal within. Forget his job, his future, and Liv.

Olivia West has spent years putting the past behind her. After her boyfriend suddenly disappeared she swore off love forever. But that was years ago. Now, Liv believes she might have seen Alex. Determined to track him down and get answers, she confronts the man who broke her heart…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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tales and dreamsTALES AND DREAMS (LOST TIME ACADEMY BOOK 2) by G Bailey

Madilynn Dormiens didn’t know how dark the world really is, that is until the dark tales took it over.
Death, pain and torment are the new motto of Lost Time Academy.
There is no place for love in this academy. 
If the dark tales controlling the Lost Time Academy weren’t difficult enough, The Tale brothers are out of control, and Quinton Frostan is causing trouble now that he is back in Madi’s life.
The sort of trouble that will get them all killed.
Except Quinton is determined to make a big change, one that could bring someone they all want back…but the price of that change is too high.
Too dangerous.  Love just might get them killed after all.
Even the darkest Fairy Tales can fall in love.

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trilogy of knightsA TRILOGY OF KNIGHTS by Megan Derr

THE KNIGHT AND…THE DRAGON – Bran is tired of living a life of blood and violence. After decades of serving his king on the battlefield, he wants the peaceful, violence-free life he has earned. When the king refuses to grant him freedom, Bran volunteers to go slay a deadly dragon—with every intention of dying alongside it.

THE STATUE – Grey has always kept to himself, so solitary and strange he is named after the mist-filled valley where he was found as a child. But he longs for things he cannot have – like Dunstan, a beautiful, young mage far out of reach. Then he learns Dunstan’s family is being tormented by mercenaries, and Dunstan himself turned to stone—and Grey and his strange past are their only hope for rescue.

THE PRINCE – All Victor wants is to be taken seriously by his so-called peers, who constantly bully him for his fussy ways and his close relationship to the throne. Then he rescues a foreign prince being chased by assassins, and finds himself swept into a strange world that feels more like home than anywhere he’s ever been.

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elemental betrayalELEMENTAL BETRAYAL (THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS BOOK 3) by Elle Middaugh

This is it.
Everything I’ve done over the past year has led me to this point: eliminating the Elitists and finishing the Elemental war.

But my dear old grandfather won’t go down without a fight, and neither will the Shadow Sect. It’s going to take every ounce of power I have—and then some—to somehow survive and defeat them in the end.

Then comes the treachery…
When the world is crumbling, our backs are against the wall, and crap is seriously hitting the fan, that’s when our loyalties are truly questioned. It’s like everyone I know is either betraying someone or is being betrayed themselves.

So, who can I trust when all faith is lost? Champions—at least that’s what the Elemental gods would have me believe. Nicholai has amassed far too much power, and the chosen champions are the only ones who might be able to help tip the scales. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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renewed by loveRENEWED BY LOVE by Sharon A Callender

VS note: Appears to be a paranormal ghost story romance.

Thirty-two-year-old Michaela Dutton, a workaholic and a former modeling agency executive, is starting over after her fiancé dumps her for a runway model. Abandoning her fast-paced life in Manhattan, she moves to a small town in Tennessee where she pursues her entrepreneurial dream.

As she settles into her new home, Michaela is haunted by sensually powerful visions and dreams about a mysterious man with piercing green eyes. He leaves her longing for his touch in her waking life and sparks an overwhelming desire to find out his true identity.

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captured by the royalsCAPTURED BY THE ROYALS by Hollie Hutchins

I wanted the money, but I failed miserably.
Now I’m chained in a prison cell with a half-naked prick.
And a baby dragon that thinks I’m its momma.
And how did I end up here?
Well, I really needed the gold.
So I took the mission to steal The Dragon’s egg.
The plan was simple:
a) Get to the egg.
b) Grab the egg – very carefully.
c) Run.
But the unsolicited happened. I wasn’t alone when I got there. The dark-haired prick was awaiting me. And he wasn’t going to give up his treasure so easily. Fight!
But by the time we stopped squabbling, it was too late.
The egg hatched.
You gotta be kidding me!
Of course, we were caught and thrown into prison.
Thanks to him, I wasn’t able to get away.
Now I’m stuck in this cell with a baby dragon and a lunatic who keeps taking his clothes off.
“It’s too hot,” he says.
Yeah, right.
How am I going to get out of this one?!

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when heroes fallWHEN HEROES FALL (CHAMPION OF THE GODS BOOK 5) by Andrew Q Gordon

The Six defeated Neldin three millennia ago, but time has no meaning to a god. Before the dust settled from the first conflict, both sides set in motion plans for the next one. As Champion of the Six, Farrell, with Kel’s help, gathers those loyal to the Six to meet Meglar and his army.

But Neldin plotted as well, and like the Six, His plans all lead to the final confrontation between Champions. Kel teaches Farrell that weapons and power will not be enough—victory requires something from within each Champion. But Neldin also knows this and unleashes a final surprise at a critical moment that claims some of those Farrell loves most.

With the fate of Nendor riding on his actions, Farrell must ignore the pain and find the will to win. If not, his world and everyone he loves will fall to Meglar’s darkness.

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kissed by wildfireKISSED BY WILDFIRE: A DARK ACADEMY ROMANCE (THE CIMMERIAN CAGE BOOK 1) by Cate Corvin

My name is Lu Darke. I’m a witch by birth and an arsonist by accident, but I never thought I’d find myself in a place like this. Cimmerian Reform Academy, called ‘the Cage’ by its students, was once an asylum, but now I’m forced to call it home.

My roommate hates me, the Headmistress has a sinister agenda, and worst of all, students have a habit of dying young and fast in the Cage. If I don’t watch my step, I might be the next to go, but help could come from dangerous places… for a price.

Roman and Shane were imprisoned for illegal shifting, and they look at me like they want to rip off my clothes with their fangs.
Professor Steele is a hard taskmaster whose special brand of punishment leaves me craving more.
And in the darkness beneath the Cage lurks the most deadly of predators- Locke, a vampire who walks through my dreams with a thirst for more than my blood.
Secrets lie in wait behind the black doors, students vanish overnight, and everyone hides what they really want. In the case of these four, however, what they want is crystal clear: me.

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inkedINKED (CIRQUE DE LA LUNE BOOK 1) by Emma Hamm

Booker Ward is known by many names. Assassin. Freak. The Tattooed Man. He’d given up on life itself until she walked into his life. Now, he’s realizing there may be a future for him yet, if only he can figure out a way to convince her to love a monster.

Irene Evans has only known sin. As the daughter of a pastor, she shouldn’t be able to see the souls of the dead. Her father sees her as possessed, and calls in an expert on exorcism. When she sees a chance to escape, she flees to a nearby circus where her life is turned upside down.

Freedom tastes sweet. She learns from this dangerous man two things.
First, that her life is her own. If she wishes to become a circus act, then she can and he will help her.
Second, that love is freedom and it can overcome all things.

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bonded to the bearBONDED TO THE BEAR by Fay Walsh

Roan, the Bear Alpha of the Fairview clan, doesn’t need a woman. He has just put himself together, after the death of his mate and he is focused on his clan’s needs. With the help of his beta he is taking care of the younglings, while with the help of his brother, he is keeping a good relationship with the neighboring clans. That is, until this curvy woman arrives to town. A strange feeling, an electricity surges through him every time he is around her. This can only mean one thing…

Harmony is hoping that a fresh start in Fairview will do them good, both to her and her sister. At least, for the few months she intends them to stay. A promise to her mother binds her to always run, in order to stay safe. However, when this sexy stranger comes to aid them when her car is broken, she can’t control herself. Maybe it’s time for her to settle down…

Soon the two of them will find out that they have more reasons to be apart than they thought. There will be nothing left but their love to prove that they are mates. Forever and Always.

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stalker of shadowsSTALKER OF SHADOWS (SPECTR SERIES BOOK 1) by Jordan L Hawk

John Starkweather feels restless. Though still technically an agent for SPECTR, his only job now seems to be hanging out with his boyfriends, Caleb and the vampire spirit Gray, and binge-watching TV in their New Orleans apartment.

The inactivity comes to an abrupt end when a rougarou attacks John’s estranged grandfather. Even though he hasn’t seen his family since he was a teen, John can’t pass up the opportunity to reconnect.

The more John investigates the attack, the stranger everything about it seems, from his parents’ odd behavior to the rougarou’s unnatural size. And the closer John comes to finding answers, the nearer he draws to a truth that might be better left uncovered.

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WARRIOR WOLFWARRIOR WOLF: A ZODIAC SHIFTERS PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL: TAURUS (SUPERNATURAL WARS BOOK 8) by Crystal Dawn

Grant is a werewolf warrior sent to fight in South America out of the large base they have there. He’s itching to fight and he wants to mate Jaclyn the lovely witch who came there recently. She’s lost here where her professional exterior doesn’t fit in and she needs to get back to her wild witch roots.
Can these two different people manage to work together and find something special that’s growing between them?

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possessedPOSSESSED (THE ELECTI SERIES BOOK 3) by Elise Noble

Geneticist Nicole Bordais has one goal—to find a cure for her supernatural powers so she can walk the streets of California without the spirits of the dead constantly harassing her. But when her scumbag of a boyfriend steals a precious family heirloom and skips town, her priorities change. Now, along with her best friend Lulu, she’s on a mission to get her necklace back.

Part-time bounty hunter Beckett Sinclair doesn’t want to hunt down escaped felon Corey Hastings. No, he’d rather stick with his regular job as a nightclub bouncer and his hobby researching the paranormal. But family obligations send him west, where he finds more than he bargained for in San Francisco.

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perpetual preyPERPETUAL PREY (AN OBSCURE MAGIC BOOK 9) by Viola Grace

Elsinor has walked the earth for thousands of years, but every few decades, she must start over. Waking up in agony with her organs slowly regenerating, she has coined a new phrase Prometheus Syndrome.
With modern technology and magic available, this might be her one chance to learn who she is and who she has been in the past. The clock is ticking, and she is ready to defend herself. She is going to find her attacker and take the fight to him. Elsinor is tired of living for the moment before her life has to start over again.
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shadow wolf suzanne roslynSHADOW WOLF (WOLVES OF EVERGREEN BOOK 2) by Suzanne Roslyn

A mistake has been made…And wolf shifter, Jacob Grayson intends to make good on it. Years ago, he gave up his rights to claim his true mate to his brother. Now a widow with twin girls, Kasa agrees to return to her pack and raise her children, but when a stranger tries to take one of her girls, she must turn to the man who broke her heart long ago.

Jacob can’t hold back his feelings for Kasa and his need to claim her as his mate any longer. He’ll have to convince her his intentions are true this time, especially before something happens to one of those precious little girls he thinks of as his own.
When Kasa and the girls go missing, Jacob will have to rely on an unlikely source to get her back and confront the one person he never thought to see again.

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Trapped on TalonqueVS note: Picked one of my favorite, older scifi romances to feature today: TRAPPED ON TALONQUE, which has an alien sleeping beauty subplot…it was a fun challenge to write an alien woman trapped on a primitive planet for thousands of years and what she finds when she’s awakened. Not that my characters had fun… I always think someday I really need to write another book with these characters! I had a sequel in mind but there’s only so much time and so many books to write.

When a Sectors Special Forces soldier and his team crash land on an alien planet, they’re taken captive and given a challenge–win at the violent ball game of sapicheand live. Lose, and they die, sending a mysterious, alien beauty to an even uglier fate. To survive, these soldiers must win the game and find a way to free the dangerous prisoner from her locked chamber.

Nate Reilly and his team are in deep trouble. Prisoners on a backward alien planet, they’re brought before an alien ‘goddess’, sleeping in her high tech seclusion. Nate is astonished when she awakes and establishes a psychic link with him. But her news is not good–he and his men must win a brutal challenge set by their captors, or they will die. She’ll give her aid, but in the end their courage and strength must win the contest.

Bithia sleeps in her chamber, as she has for thousands of years, since her own people unaccountably left her there. Viewed as a goddess by her captors, she must hide her ancient secrets to survive. But only the bravest of men may free her. Can she use her psychic powers to keep Nate and his men alive long enough to help her escape, or will her only hope of freedom die with them?

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

May 8

May 1

April 24

April 17

April 10

The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’ like the military scifi bundle (which I have no involvement in).

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.

 

As If He’s Guarding Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m taking snippets from my most recently released scifi romance KIERCE: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the next book in the award winning series.

(I just got CAMRON back from the Editor so he’s on track for a late May release!)

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

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

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

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

The excerpt – the alien predator has Elianna trapped in a tree. (She refers to him as a tiger but of course he’s completely alien…)

In a leisurely fashion, the cat strolled to the tree, sharpened its claws on the wood for a minute, which made the entire trunk shake, eliciting curses from Elianna as she clutched the tree, and then stood on its hind feet, leaning its forepaws on the trunk. The display made it abundantly clear her adversary could pluck her from safety at any second. The cat flicked its pink tongue at her and licked her ankle before going to all fours and pacing away from the tree. It lay on the grass, again facing the building.

As if he’s guarding me.

Could she be so lucky? Was the cat trying to save her for its next meal or was it smart enough to realize the two of them could be allies? The uncertainty tormented her, leaving her in a state of complete indecision about what her next move should be.

She sat in the tree all afternoon, growing tired, hungry, and thirsty. Eventually, one Khagrish guard appeared, staring from the cat to her then running inside, presumably to report.

Eventually, the tiger rose as if response to a signal and went inside the cell.

kierceThe blurb:

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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BadariWarriorsBoxSetFinalBADARI WARRIORS: SECTORS NEW ALLIES BOOKS 1-3 by Veronica Scott

Ta Da! There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!

This Badari Warriors box set gathers the first three science fiction romance novels from this award winning series into one collection.

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday May 8

rogue havenAs 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).

Would you like a free NEW Galactic Gladiators short story from Anna Hackett? Plus a STAR CRUISE short from me, not to mention other scifi romance goodies? Check out the free Pets In in Space 4 Reader Magnet offer at the end of this post!

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ROGUE HAVEN (ROGUE STAR BOOK 6) by Elin Wyn and Ava York

Somehow funny, smart-ass navigator Qal seems to be able to see straight into my very soul. Me. Manda. The one no one notices.He makes me laugh. And listens to me. And his kisses set me on fire…

Everything would be fantastic, except for the alien slavers trying to catch us.With the forces of the Enclave and the Dominion hot on the trail of the Rogue Star, the time to hide is over.They’ll find out that together, we’re far more than they bargained for.

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alpha collectsALPHA COLLECTS (ALPHA HORDE BOOK 4) by Milana Jacks

It takes a special kind of Omega to bring an Alpha to his knees.
Kind.
Sweet.
Beautiful. With legs that go on forever, colored eyes, perky protruding nose, funny ears, and… Were was I? Ah yes, I collected one such Omega, and I’m bringing her before my king.
I am Tayseer, the Collector, the Legend.
And I will deliver my people the queen.

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shockwaveSHOCKWAVE (STAR KINGDOM BOOK 1) by Lindsay Buroker

VS Note: Always exciting when Lindsay starts up a new series!

What if being a hero was encoded in your genes? And nobody told you?
Casmir Dabrowski would laugh if someone asked him that. After all, he had to build a robot to protect himself from bullies when he was in school.

Fortunately, life is a little better these days. He’s an accomplished robotics engineer, a respected professor, and he almost never gets picked on in the lunchroom. But he’s positive heroics are for other people.
Until robot assassins stride onto campus and try to kill him.

Forced to flee the work he loves and the only home he’s ever known, Casmir catches the first ship into space, where he hopes to buy time to figure out who wants him dead and why. If he can’t, he’ll never be able to return home.

But he soon finds himself entangled with bounty hunters, mercenaries, and pirates, including the most feared criminal in the Star Kingdom: Captain Tenebris Rache.

Rache could snap his spine with one cybernetically enhanced finger, but he may be the only person with the answer Casmir desperately needs: What in his genes is worth killing for?

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stephanies challengeSTEPHANIE’S CHALLENGE (CHALLENGE SERIES BOOK 4) by M K Eidem

VS Note: Mentioned this book last week when it was only available on the author’s website but now it’s wide.

Stephanie Michelakakis worked and sacrificed for her position as a Lieutenant in the Coalition. She was on track to become the first woman ever accepted into a Royal Guard, specifically King Jotham’s Royal Guard. Then a life-altering injury shattered her dreams. Now she must figure out how to move on with her life.Nicholas Deffand was the youngest male ever named as the Captain of King Jotham’s Royal Guard. He served and protected his King to the exclusion of everything else. But now he’s found a woman who not only understood what his job entailed but his dedication to it as well.These two dedicated people never expected to find love. Will they be strong enough to make it work or will their relationship be another sacrifice they must make?

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matched jennifers diaryMATCHED: JENNIFER’S DIARY (XAERD MATES BOOK 1) by L Starfyre

Sci-Fi geek Jennifer is fed up. Her family is unsupportive and her love life is far from satisfactory. It’s not her fault that she has a super healthy libido.

Desperation leads her to volunteer for a partnership program offered by the Alliance of Autonomous Planets that promises to match her with her perfect mate(s). Maybe she will finally find relief. Human men have been a disappointment.
Will an alien mate fulfill her desires? Are shifters a real thing?

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modified and sacredMODIFIED AND SACRED by Jana Denardo

Lieutenant Addison Hunt is proud to serve the Confederation even if he still feels like he’s on the outside looking in. Addison was illegally genetically modified as a child, leaving him burdened with a sense of shame. Emotionally isolated from his fellow crewmen and recovering from injuries from his last job, Addison is happy to have light duty transporting an esteemed diplomat to a peace conference.

Deveral is one of the Sacred Kin, possessing a psychic ability that his people consider a spark of the divine. Like all the Sacred Kin, he’s led a sheltered life as a temple priest, but his heightened empathic ability makes him the perfect diplomat. Nervous to leave his home, he’s curious about his new companion, Lieutenant Hunt.

Not everyone wants the diplomatic mission to succeed, and a rebel faction poses a real threat to Addison and Deveral. Finding themselves cast adrift on a “lost” colony, they’ll have to fight to stay alive.

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prometheus curseTHE PROMETHEUS CURSE BOOK 1 by K B Wheelock

Created in a lab, moonbound, Rebby doesn’t belong.
Experimented on by mad scientists, changed into a creature she doesn’t understand, Rebby flees her captors as soon as the opportunity arises. She doesn’t expect to meet two shifters who will place everything on the line to help her.
Working together they must solve the mystery of what Rebby is and where she came from, and in the process prevent a shifter war and exposure to the humans.

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stolen and seducedSTOLEN AND SEDUCED by Stella Cassy

River’s never had anyone constant in her life and she likes it that way—so she says. Emancipated at 15, she’s stomped her way to a small home and a business of her own. It isn’t much, but it’s all hers. Reading tarot cards for the gullible, she manages to make it until an alien kidnaps her for her future-telling talents.

Drem has spent his life fighting off the predators that roam his home planet. The seers tell of a far-seer, one in the distance who can end the suffering of his people. Steeling himself, he takes flight to find her and save his people. But he isn’t counting on the far-seer being unaware of his intentions and when she’s more fight than flight, something more than hope stirs in his chest.

Can River and Drem manage to come to an understanding before Drem’s homeland and his people are just one more footnote in the universe’s history?

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devorDEVOR (THE ALPHA QUADRANT SERIES BOOK 1) by Enid Titan

Stolen from my home.
Trapped on a giant spaceship.
Taken by the Prince of an alien species I never knew existed.
He’s more than a man in so many ways.
But I can’t let myself fall under the telepath’s spell.
I can’t think about his long silver blond warrior’s hair…
His glowing eyes…
His unique tongues…
Or the immense equipment dangling between his legs.
I have to be sensible — I have to escape.
The only problem is that the Crown Prince will never let me out of his sight.
And even if I did escape, I’d have no way to get back to Earth.

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angel risingANGEL RISING (TRUE SPACE RENEGADES BOOK 1) by Cairo Ford

She’s the free-spirited captain who can’t find her way…eautiful. Righteous. Lost. Angelica Justice is a warrior without a war, fighting on long after the peace treaty is signed. The only person she trusts is her AI companion, Odysseus, whose existence she has to keep secret to protect them both.

Alek. Bale. Maddox. SateoMercenary. Genius. Veteran. Warrior-monk. Each of them works alone, haunted by the ghosts of war, exile and loss.They never expected to find everything they needed in the depths of blackest space — in her, the captain of their hearts.>Stealing them was the smartest thing she’d ever done.

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unexpected hopeUNEXPECTED HOPE (SHIFTING ALLIANCES BOOK 6) by Severine Wolfe

Andrea Collins had been drifting before she’d been abducted and tossed into a Cosmos that didn’t really care what her desires were. When she was asked to visit the Accord Prime planet to corroborate some data and attend a few lectures on xenobiology she had jumped at the chance. She had met a telepath who had showed her the beauty of the mate bond and she had fallen in love with it. She wanted that bond more than she wanted anything else. Rudderless without her family, she wanted to have someone for herself.

Lomar of Masinia had long live with Accord misconceptions of his rave and tried to educate where it was possible. However, he did not desire a bond mate. Despite his defense of his race, he felt like women held too much power in their relationships. When he meets Andrea and recognizes who she is to him, he fights it. Hard.

The universe has a way of teaching lessons in a harsh manner and Lomar learns very quickly that denying the bond is possibly his worst decision. The both find themselves fighting preconceived notions and each other until The Universe teaches them a harsh lesson and they find it easier to learn than to fight.

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resurgenceRESURGENCE: KATIERAN PRIME by KD Jones

What happens when a doctor from Earth meets a sexy male alien that fulfills her vine-swinging ape-man fantasies? Explosive passion and an adventure of a lifetime. The bestselling science fiction series Katieran Prime gives us another great installment with Resurgence.

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frost fireFROST FIRE (A NOVEL OF THE DRACOL BOOK 3) by Michelle Howard

Madness has spread among the Dracol shifters one sect at a time. Now it has come to the Silver through their King. Instead of being the hunter, Faris is the hunted. As time goes on, it gets harder and harder to ignore the growing voices in his head. Especially when they tell him to kill the only female he’s ever wanted as his own.

Rena never understood why the male who owned her heart left her. She tried to move on, but no other lover compared to the silver-haired King. When opportunity presents itself, she must fight for what they could have or die trying.

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blue alien princes obedient mateBLUE ALIEN PRINCE’S OBEDIENT MATE (ROYALLY BLUE – CELESTIAL MATES) by Zara Zenia

Prince Draklan must find a bride—and fast. With only 90 days to tie the knot or lose his claim to the Tamarax throne, he resorts to a matchmaker to find him a wife.

Margot wants to leave Earth, and Tamarax is her dream destination, but the only way to live there is through marriage. The matchmaker from Celestial Mates assures her Draklan is her perfect mate, but neither of them know the truth—she’s no matchmaker at all.

Their opposing views and differences become apparent almost immediately, but when they’re forced to rely on each other and fight for their lives in the wilderness, the attraction and feelings grow into something both of them hoped for but neither expected.

Can the couple survive the trials they face in the vast wilds of Tamarax, or will the forces working against them win out over love?

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rohn nancey cummingsROHN: WARLORD BRIDES (WARRIORS OF SANGRIN BOOK 7) by Nancey Cummings

Nakia may have lost a leg during the Invasion, but she’s not going to let that keep her from what she wants.

And she wants Rohn. She has since the moment the alien warrior rescued her from a collapsed building. But she’s afraid he still only perceives her as a damaged, frail human. She wants him to recognize her as so much more, and she won’t rest until he understands they belong together.

Rohn might be past his prime, but he’s not blind.He sees how the other males look at his mate with envy, admiration, and want. They would tempt her away from him, take her for their own, and claim that an old, scarred warrior like him could not satisfy the appetite of a vibrant young female. He’ll battle any threat to his mate, friend or foe, and prove himself worthy.

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by firelightBY FIRELIGHT:  A POST APOCALYPTIC REVERSE HAREM SERIAL by Aveda Soren

My name is Eliza and this is my story.
I live in the underground the world after the world.
I am one of the survivors of the end.
Now 20 years after the solar flare that devastated the entire world had passed, there are no laws no governments and no peace.
The only rule is, Know your place.
I live as a boy, avoiding unwanted attention as a pair of extra hands doing the biffing of the Preppers the closest things to kings in this world.
Until I break the rule in an attempt to save the life of one young boy.
The moment I do a series of events propels me to run to the surface where I discover 4 extraordinary men, and that the Surface was far more than I thought.

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what blooms beneathWHAT BLOOMS BENEATH by A D Ellis

Kellan considers himself lucky to have an adequate existence on earth where, in the year 2044, common citizens toil under the oppressive thumb of a corrupt and unscrupulous government. Kellan dreams of becoming part of the Department of Paranormal, Supernatural, and Fantasy Sciences, but his application is continually denied because he has no extra-sapien blood. Kellan’s simple reality shifts when Rhône unexpectedly enters his life.
Rhône, living in a camouflaged, underground village, never planned to get involved with an individual from the outer world. When Rhône and Kellan cross paths, there’s no denying the attraction and pull between them. But there’s something else, something more, just beneath the surface.
A hidden world and painful secrets are a potentially complicated blend. However, with Rhône by his side, enlightening details and unexplored powers provide Kellan with an opportunity for deep self-discovery. Will Kellan’s open and accepting heart allow for an extraordinary love to bloom? Or will the vast differences between Kellan and Rhône take root and strangle any hope for a flourishing future?

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middlegameMIDDLEGAME by Seanan Mcguire

VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note this week.

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.

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electric forestELECTRIC FOREST by Tanith Lee

VS Note: A re-release. Not listed as a romance but a re-release of note.

In the futuristic world of Indigo, reproduction is controlled by the government, guaranteeing that every baby is happy, healthy, and beautiful. But mistakes happen, and a rare few babies are accidentally born biologically, like Magdala Cled.

Because of her natural-born features, Magdala is an outcast in society–abandoned at birth, abused in the orphanage she grew up in, and branded with the cruel name “Ugly.” But Magdala’s world turns upside down when she’s approached by Claudio Loro, a wealthy scientist who has created a beautiful artificial body. When he offers to transfer Magdala’s consciousness into the body, she cannot refuse the priceless opportunity for a new, beautiful life.

However, unbeknownst to her, Claudio has crafted her new body to resemble Christophine del Jan, his rival scientist and former lover. Now Magdala must impersonate Christophine to infiltrate high society, court Claudio’s advances, and decide whose side she is truly on–all while maintaining her real body lest it die…and she die with it.

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aurora risingAURORA RISING (THE AURORA CYCLE BOOK 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . .

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass tech whiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger-management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem–that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

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storm cursed patricia briggsSTORM CURSED (A MERCY THOMPSON NOVEL BOOK 11) by Patricia Briggs

VS Note: One of my favorite series, had this pre-ordered forever!

My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.
And a coyote shapeshifter.
And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.

Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn’t stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.

The reality is that nothing and no one is safe.  As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.
But we are pack, and we have given our word.
We will die to keep it.

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her professor mateHER PROFESSOR MATE: SEASONED SHIFTERS #4 by Tasha Black

J.D. MacGregor is the beta of the Tarker’s Hollow pack. Respected by his pack-mates, adored by his fellow professors, and crushed on by his female students at Tarker’s Hollow College, all Mac really wants is to be loved by Parker Everly. But the curvy middle school teacher can’t forget his bizarre behavior at a party several years ago. And since he has to keep his wolf-shifter identity secret, he can’t explain what was going on that night. Parker seems to find him cute at best and amusing at worst. Meanwhile, poor Mac is driven out of his mind with lust for his former student teacher.

Parker Everly has always had a crush on Mr. MacGregor – he’s hot as hell, funny, and crazy smart. But he’s obviously an incurable ladies’ man. And Parker’s got problems of her own, problems that seem to defy the natural order of the universe. As her mysterious dreams grow more frequent, Parker begins to see things in the shadows that shouldn’t be there. She’s always been a light-hearted person, but it’s beginning to feel like the world is closing in.

When a horse-ride through the darkening woods turns into an impromptu camping trip, Parker and Mac are thrown together. It’s hard to deny the strange happenings around them, and even harder to deny the attraction between them. Will the two manage to restrain themselves? Or will Mac finally profess his love?

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dragons of summerTHE DRAGONS OF SUMMER: A TWELVE KINGDOMS NOVELLA (UNCHARTED REALMS) by Jeffe Kennedy

VS Note: Previously published in an anthology. I LOVE this story. This series is one of my alltime favorites and the character of Harlan the Dasnarian is…wonderful.

As unofficial consort to the High Queen, former mercenary Harlan Konyngrr faces a challenge worse than looming war and fearsome dragons. His long-held secrets threaten what he loves most—and he must make a choice between vows to two women

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f is for fairyF IS FOR FAIRY (ALPHABET ANTHOLOGIES BOOK 6) by Various

Retellings of familiar favourites from new perspectives, and brand new stories share the pages of this fairy-themed collection. Within these offerings you’ll find fairy music and food, contracts (making and breaking them), changelings, circles and curses–these stories deliver all the things you already love about fairies and a few new tricks as well.

A dusting of dragons, shapeshifters and ogres accompany these tales which include feminist fairies overcoming trauma, Norse fairies breaking the rules to interfere in human affairs, intergalactic fairies hitching a ride to a new home, political satire featuring an idiot king and talking animals, a new Robin Archer story, fairy run nightclubs and so, so much more.

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bennyBENNY (CLUB CRIMSON BOOK 3) by Terry Bolryder

Benny, owner of Club Crimson, is not what he appears to be. Outwardly, he’s a handsome, friendly giant of a man who treats everyone like family. Inwardly he’s fighting a battle, and if he ever slips, it could mean certain death for those around him. So even though he’s been in love with Harley for a lifetime, he has never been able to pursue her. Until someone close to him gives him just the push he needs…

Harley knows she can’t wait much longer for Benny. She’s been in the friend box for years, given hope by Benny’s protectiveness and his inability to look at any woman but her. But when she’s about to give up, Benny makes a move that results in the hottest night of her life, far beyond what she’d ever imagined. Now if only she could uncover the secrets hiding in Benny’s beautiful hazel eyes.

Though Benny wants to claim Harley more than he wants his next breath, there’s still danger inside him, forcing him to hold back. So when a mysterious person appears with a devastating revelation and a tempting offer, Benny might not be able to refuse him. And that might be the last mistake Benny makes.

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blood of dragonsBLOOD OF DRAGONS (DRAGON DOJO BROTHERHOOD BOOK 3) by Olivia Ash

I’m not the girl I used to be, and the world is no longer as it was.
The magic I possess—the magic I’m quickly mastering—it can destroy whole cities. Start wars. Change the tides of a battle.
As the dragon vessel, pretty much everyone wants me either locked up or dead.
Out of the shadows comes a new threat—a fighter who reminds me a little too much of my mentor.
He wants to take my old place at Zurie’s side. And the only way he can get it, apparently, is to kill me.
Dragons and humans alike just won’t leave me alone. In the end, that’s going to be their fatal mistake.
Because I don’t go down quietly.
Those who come after me die early deaths, and none of these fools will take my magic—or my beautiful newfound freedom—from me.

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twist of fate marlie mayTWIST OF FATE: A TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE SET IN ANCIENT POMPEII by Marlie May

Twenty-first century Greek goddess Pandia is shaking in her Jimmy Choos. A few weeks ago, she traveled back in time to attend a party, where she accidentally suggested Julius Caesar abandon politics for gardening. Her father, Zeus, summons her to modern Olympus after he discovers her meddling eliminated the month of July. To teach her the importance of fate, he strips Pandia’s goddess powers and sentences her to a stint of mortality in ancient Pompeii.

Pandia refuses to let her punishment get her down. She’ll do her time, leave destinies untouched, and be home in time for her next shift at the local animal shelter. Instead, she’s mistaken for a prostitute and arrested for inciting a riot. Sentenced to serve as a massage therapist in Pompeii’s gladiator school, she’s assigned to Caladus, a gladiator whose washboard abs test her vow to remain uninvolved.

To escape Pompeii, Pandia must prove she respects mortals’ fates. But she’s falling for Caladus, and her time’s running out: Mt. Vesuvius is rumbling.

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ladys choiceTHE LADY’S CHOICE C(QUEENMAKER SAGA BOOK 2) by Bernadette Rowley

…the perfect plan…With her people on the brink of starvation, Lady Benae Branasar devises a daring rescue. She will marry powerful Prince Jiseve of Brightcastle and use his fortune to save her estates. But first she must compete against three princesses equally determined to win his hand.

…a dangerous distraction…When she finds herself drawn to her reluctant escort, the prince’s squire Ramón Zorba, her plans begin to unravel.

Ramón is dealing with problems of his own, but as he thaws, Benae glimpses the devastating man beneath. The more time they spend together, the harder Benae finds it to focus on her objective. Will she stay true to her people? Or will love and fate intervene?
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fall from graceFALL FROM GRACE (FIRE AND SHADOW BOOK 1) by Skyler Andra

I am the Archangel Jophiel, the last of Heaven’s warriors. Charged to wipe the scourge of darkness from the earth, spread by Lucifer, my fallen brother. Each day he grows stronger as humans and the archangels sent to defeat him, succumb to his will. But one by one, Lucifer is hunting the archangels, and I must find them before it’s too late.

But I never expected to be drawn to Michael, the leader of the archangels, as if my purpose, my world, didn’t exist. Nor fall for the rough charm of the battle weary soldier Zadkiel. I don’t have time to surrender to my feelings when the world is in peril. All I have to fight with is the gift of beauty in a world shrouded in darkness. That’s if Lucifer doesn’t find me first.

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covens end kaneCOVEN’S END: KANE (COVEN’S END SERIES BOOK 1) by Lia Davis and L A Boruff

Bad boy. Alpha. Lethal. Some say those are qualities of a good leader. Heir to the Vampire throne and Lilith’s only son, I’m being forced to find a mate. Unfortunately for my beloved mama, I found my fated mate already. No one compares to her.

The problem? She’s a Lycan princess– completely off limits. If that’s not bad enough, I’m not her only potential mate. Can I ignore the pull of my fated mate to make my mother happy and take the throne?

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chained alphabits book 4CHAINED (ALPHABITS BOOK 4) by Susi Hawke and Crista Crown

Six years ago, Lance Lancaster (no, his parents hadn’t hated him—they were just that snooty) lost the only member of his family who cared about him—his six-year old autistic half-brother, Spencer Maximillian. He’s certain the anti-shifter group protesting outside of Spencer’s school is to blame, but no one has made any progress on the case, and he’s certain everyone has given up.

Until Oswald “Ozzy” Ryder and the Alphabits pick up the cold case. Ozzy swaggered into the Maximillian mansion expecting business as usual. He didn’t expect to find a handful of adorably too-big eared fennec fox with a scent that screamed mate!

With Lance’s obsessive data collection and the Alphabits’ know-how, Lance begins to feel hope he might see his brother again. But things aren’t what they appeared, and it takes the insight of a new team member to put the team on the right track… and hope they’re not too late.

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run little princeRUN LITTLE PRINCE (THE FOREST PACK SERIES BOOK 3) by G Bailey

VS Note: From early April

After jumping into the elf realm and leaving her daughter behind to save her mates, Snow finds out there are much darker secrets going on inside the locked up castle she is desperate to invade.
When the extremely seductive prince of the elves offers her help in exchange for her hand in marriage, Snow knows she must accept it.
To save her mate, her prince and her new husband, Snow will do whatever it takes.

Even poison the queen.

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blood moon magic ashley mcleoBLOOD MOON MAGIC (FANGED FAE SERIES BOOK 1) by Ashley McLeo

Mauri awoke to find three hot fae leaning over her. They told her she was a hidden demi-fae princess. And that she’d just been bitten by a vampire. Now she must find the vampire who bit her and kill him to reverse the curse. All while fighting her rising bloodlust.

If she fails, she’ll become a vampire-fae hybrid that terrifies even her hunky fae friends. A monster any vampire monarch would love to control. She only has five days to save herself.

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drop of nightshadeA DROP OF NIGHTSHADE (THE ORGANIZATION BOOK 1) by C M Cevis

VS note: From March

The deeper you delve into the paranormal world, the higher the chances that you’ll get lost. That’s where I come in: I’m an agent for the Organization, a government agency that deals with all things supernatural. My particular area of expertise involves angels and fallen. I seem to be one of the few that can kill them.

Angels will always be a special breed, but there are certain things that you can count on them to never do. Committing murder and then killing themselves was always one of those things, until recently. When angels killing humans and then themselves becomes a reoccurring issue in my city, even bringing around the angels investigating to ask us for help, there is something very wrong. Something that we have to stop before anyone else gets hurt.

This case is one unlike any I’ve ever taken on before. Personal lines are crossed, and things that I thought I knew about myself turn out to be part of a bigger plot. A plot that has a hand in this very case. What am I supposed to when half of this case is… me?

I do the same thing I’ve always done: I take out the bad guys, I save the innocents. And then I go home and let my heart break. All in a day’s work, right?

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dont fight the sparkDON’T FIGHT THE SPARK: SOLDIERS AND MERCENARIES STORY by Kasia Bacon

As the Light Festival draws near, the Něssyrians craft paper lanterns, awaiting the most important holiday of the year.
The Lyliňg Fighting House, too, prepares for celebration—by laying fresh sand onto the arena and setting up a match against their top pit fighter, the unrivalled Yüuzuki Ōren.
His last match. One he can’t win.
With the odds more than stacked against him, the gorgeous Barbarian is as good as dead. Unless his lover, healer Ĥaiatto Ẽkana, proves himself every bit as determined as he is clever and finds a way to protect the man he’d stop at nothing to save.

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unspokenUNSPOKEN (UNBORN BOOK 3) by Amber Lynn Natusch

With the Underworld still in chaos, Hades, King of the Dead, can’t return home. His traitorous wife, Persephone, remains on the loose—and she’s not the only one. Many of the souls that Khara unwittingly released from the Oudeis have not been accounted for, including former gods, and neither have some of her father’s minions. While Khara and Oz search for Persephone, her brothers work to secure the escaped souls and discover who murdered Drew. But they soon find themselves faced with an even greater problem—one with a name they dare not speak.

Forced into shady alliances with would-be enemies, Khara must work to restore the Underworld and place her father on the throne before the world above claims him and everyone else she loves.

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draco salvationDRACO’S SALVATION: ELEMENTALS MC (BOOK 10) by Alexi Ferreira

DRACO – She doesn’t know this yet but she’s my salvation, after an eternity of fighting not to unleash my fury on this world a smart mouthed, red headed vixen confronts me with a fire that has me burning for her like I have never burned for anyone before. I am stronger than any other Elemental on this world, and meanwhile this woman brings me to my knees with a simple smile. She’s in danger as my enemies will stop at nothing to get to her, they shouldn’t test me, I have kept my fury leashed for centuries by willpower alone, but anyone tries to harm what is most precious to me and I will destroy everything to keep her safe.

KATRINA – I’ve never been one to shy away from danger, but Draco is danger personified. Not only that, he oozes sex appeal, his intense blue eyes has me submitting to his will at every turn. His smile gives the word erotic a whole new meaning. He doesn’t know this yet but I will endeavor to bring light back into his life.

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arch mages destinyAN ARCHMAGE’S DESTINY (THE ORDER OF THE BLACK OAK WARLOCKS BOOK 4) by Marie-Claude Bourque

THE ATTORNEY: Bryce Jackson is a steadfast attorney who stands by nothing but a job well done. Her reputation on the line, she must convince Knightley Morgan to return to the folds of his powerful New England family or apply the devastating consequences herself. But when the daredevil archmage refuses to comply, she must choose between her stellar reputation and her heart’s deepest desire.

THE ARCHMAGE: Knightley has cut ties with the stifling Order of the Dark Oak when he left them all behind to hunt evil in Seattle on his own terms. He will not give up his freedom, no matter how dire the cost. But is he really ready to lose the magic forever? Especially when he’s fallen hard in love with the executioner carrying out his sentence?

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spells and magicSPELLS AND MAGIC (PARANORMAL M15 TRILOGY BOOK 3) by Rachel Medhurst

One killer down, one to go. With the serial killer off my back, my mother, the head of Parnormal MI5, wants me to move on to another case. Only problem is, my best friend has been kidnapped and held by a man who helped the evil killer.
My magic is almost restored, but the fate of my soul is still in question. If I took the time off to save my friend, and myself, would my job as top Paranormal MI5 agent still be there when I returned? The risk was great on both sides, but when life trumps magic, I have to brace myself for impact.

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six of one egressSIX OF ONE: EGRESS (BOOK 4) by DeAnna C Zankich

Evan’s apprehension of what he will find in Scotland keeps him away for seventeen years. It’s not lake monsters and fairies that concern him; it’s the two people he loves most.

He has never known Kathryn and Kellan without the magical manipulation of their witch grandmother. When they are in Mount Iolite, Ginny conceals their supernatural gifts so the vessel and outcaster can rest. That cloak prevents Evan from understanding their true powers, leaving him to his own dark and fearsome imaginings.

His engagement to Kathryn emboldens him enough to finally experience the wild land…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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blood of the shaydeBLOOD OF THE SHAYDE (VAMPIRES BLOOD MATE BOOK 2) by Lili Zander

One deadly human assassinsent to kill me. Two powerful vampire politicians,playing games with human lives.A gorgeous, terrifying, inscrutable prince who wants to claim me. Three deadly enemies. Three mortal threats. But I am not alone any more. I have Saber, Zeke, and Nero on my side. And together, we can do anything.Bring it on.

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wolfs guardWOLF’S GUARD (TEXAS RANCH WOLF PACK SERIES BOOK 11) by Lynn Nodima

Nate, king of all shifters, not only has to deal with the werewolf threat, but he must also deal with the consequences of being outed to the public. No one said being the king of all shifters would be easy. No one said it would be this hard, either.

Meanwhile, Bess finds her mate in the queen’s kitchen. Learning he’s a dragon is almost too much. Bess doesn’t need a man to be happy. Especially not one who keeps his foot in his mouth.

As the only dragon on Earth, Magnus never expects to find a mate. When he sees Bess, he knows she’s the bear for him. But she won’t have anything to do with him, and everything he does seems to shove her away.

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tamed by the trollTAMED BY THE TROLL (THE PERISHED WOODS BOOK 1) by Tracey Lauren

Once the belle of her village, life took a dark turn for Adelaide upon her parent’s death. Plagued by lingering grief, there was not a soul who didn’t turn their back on her. They called her angry and spiteful… Hell, they called her a monster.

One fateful day Adelaide finds herself alone, lingering on the edge of The Perished Woods–a cursed and evil place. Without warning, an orc army attacks.

Her village ablaze, Adelaide races into the Perished Woods, seeking refuge in a place of nightmares. With orcs at her heels, she’s desperate to escape. But when the young woman crosses an aging stone bridge in the middle of the cursed forest she’s met with an even more fearsome enemy. A troll… one who is determined to save her.

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her frenemy bearHER FRENEMY BEAR (BURNING FALLS SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Cynthia Wilde

Single mother, Alexandra Winter lived in Burning Falls her whole life without knowing the depths of secrets within the small town. As she notices more and more odd occurrences, Alex begins to wonder if there is more going on than meets the eye. It does not help that she keeps crossing paths with her old high school nemesis, Jackson Forester. Perhaps the budding friendship between her young son and his daughter might be a new start for her, or will her own stubbornness get in her way once again?

Still new to being a shifter, Jackson learns that his need to find a mate gets stronger with each passing day, and his growing attraction to a woman who hates him does little to solve his problems. Will his increasing need interfere with his ability to protect her from the secrets of Burning Falls? Will she be able to handle the truth once it is revealed, or will his past transgressions be too much for both of them?

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breaking his spellBREAKING HIS SPELL by Foster Bridget Cassidy

Klint doesn’t believe in true love. As an Alma, an immortal magician, he knows such feelings can’t last forever. The death of his mortal lover almost a hundred years ago proved it. But Klint’s resolve gets put to the test when he’s tasked with saving a prince from a dark spell. With Carishina, his friend and fellow Alma, in tow, he sets off for Terius.
Carishina’s ideas for breaking spells differ greatly from Klint’s. While he tries potions, Carishina tries kisses. Only one of them will succeed.

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royals of villain academy 1 cruel magicROYALS OF VILLAIN ACADEMY 1: CRUEL MAGIC by Emma Chase

I thought I was ordinary Rory Franco: college student, artist, and over-protected daughter. Then mages barge into my family’s home, murder my parents, and whisk me off to a university known to the rest of magical society as Villain Academy.

It turns out I’m Persephone Bloodstone, the long lost heir to one of the five royal families of dark magic. I’m destined to learn how to manipulate the world with fear—and to stand beside the four other scions: the scorching-hot, arrogant young men who rule this school.

Unfortunately, I’m having trouble locating my supposedly wicked skills. I don’t want to use a power that feeds off people’s pain, but I have to tap into my talents fast if I want to survive. I’ve got no time to grieve for my family. The students here are even more vicious than the teachers, and my fellow scions are worst of all.

The four of them crush anyone who doesn’t kowtow. No way will I bow to any villain, no matter how brutally alluring. They can turn on the charm or tear me down, but they can’t break me, even if I can barely get my magic working.
They’ve never met anyone like me before. I don’t care about ruling. I just want to avenge the people I loved. It doesn’t matter what kind of power runs through my veins. I’m taking Villain Academy down.

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coyote liesCOYOTE LIES: COYOTE HUNGER BOOK 4 by Rhian Cahill

Brady Connelly is finally coming home to Whispering Springs. He doesn’t expect a warm welcome, not after he and his mother disappeared in the dark of night all those years ago. And don’t get him started on the trouble his father and brother have caused the Whispering Mountain coyote pack. Throw in a reluctant mate and Brady’s return is as frigid as the mountains around him.

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jacksonJACKSON – HOUSE OF WILTSHIRE by Kathi S Barton

Jackson William hadn’t seen his father in centuries. Now his father was dead, he was now king, and the dragon council wanted to hold him responsible for his father’s crimes? And there had been many. The truth would be his salvation.Nicole needed a job. A job that would put a roof over her head as well. She hadn’t had a decent meal in a week. But the ad didn’t say there were faeries and witches. Where there were faeries, there were dragons and Nicole was petrified of them. And with good reason.The poison from the dragon bites flowing through Nicole’s veins left her weak and in a lot of pain. She was a mere human, and her body’s inability to heal from the bites left her vulnerable to new dragon attacks. Now this dragon, Jackson, was claiming to be her mate? Would this nightmare never end?

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captured by dragonsCAPTURED BY DRAGONS (FIVE CROWNS BOOK 1) by Athena Aston

A car accident leaves Diana searching for answers. One minute she’s in the Arizona desert, the next, she’s on a beach in an unknown land. Groggy and scared, she needs help. The first man she sees doesn’t look like help, though. He stalks her like prey, watching and waiting.

How in the hell did she get into this mess?

Just as he’s about to strike, Diana is rescued by Cetus, a dragon shifter, and a royal one at that. She’s certain this is all a dream, especially when she sees his chiseled features and the way he looks at her. He’s interested. In her. Swoon. He returns to the Emperor, who happens to be his uncle, with Diana in tow. She’s amazed by the beauty of the palace and its inhabitants, but she’s in for more than she bargained for.

Cetus has three cousins: Geb, Lux, and Aurus. Each a different type of dragon shifter, they’re all kinds of beautiful in their own protective ways…and they all want her.
Now Diana is their servant, doing anything the dragons require.
But as she stays at the palace things begin to change. She begins to change. Standing beside these four dragons, she’s beginning to feel like she belongs.
Can their love be split five ways, or will their dragon nature burn everything to the ground?

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hero complexTHE HERO COMPLEX by K A Knight and Erin O’Kane

Eden’s the name, and hero-ing is my game.
Well, sort-of…I try, but honestly, I’m just not that good at it. This whole hero gig is a lot harder than it looks!
It seems my latest ‘mishap’ has finally pushed Boss Man over the edge. Not only do I have just one more chance to earn my Hero title for real this time, but it’s also my last shot before they reclassify me as a Villain!
I guess it’s time to Hero-up!

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mage on the hillTHE MAGE ON THE HILL (THE WEB OF ARCANA BOOK 1) by Angel Martinez

A young magic user who wants desperately to live. A jaded recluse who has forgotten what living means. They’re each other’s only chance.

Toby’s wild magic is killing him. The mage guilds have given up on him, and it’s only a matter of time before he dies in a spectacular, catastrophic bang. His only hope is an exiled wizard who lives in seclusion—and is rumored to have lost his mind.

The years alone on his hilltop estate have not been good for Darius Valstad. After the magical accident that disfigured him and nearly drowned Pittsburgh, he drifts through his days, a wraith trapped in memories and depression. Until a stricken young man collapses on his driveway, one who claims Darius is his last chance. For the first time in fifteen years, Darius must make a choice—leave this wild mage to his fate or take him in and try to teach him, which may kill them both. The old Darius, brash and commanding, wouldn’t have hesitated. Darius the exile isn’t sure he can find the energy to try.

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tropical lions legacyTROPICAL LION’S LEGACY (SHIFTING SANDS RESORT BOOK 9)  by Zoe Chant

Graham Long left his career—and his real name—behind to make a fresh start for himself at Shifting Sands. He’s done with dueling, and wants nothing more than to quietly raise his strawberries and tend the lawns at the tropical shifters-only resort.

A fight is the last thing he wants when his lion insists that his friend’s bear shifter bridesmaid is his destined mate.

But fiercely independent Alice Anders has a life of her own already. She’s not going to turn her back on the people who need her and the job she loves just to run away to a tropical island paradise with a gorgeous gardener that makes her knees weak with one blue-eyed glance. She’s not at the resort to find her own true love… and she’s not there only as a bridesmaid, either. She’s been given a fighting chance to save her family: all she has to do is uncover the shift form of the mysterious resort owner, Scarlet, for an equally mysterious man for whom money is no object.

Between the secrets they’re keeping and the answers they’re searching for, it’s a hard road to honesty, and harder road still to a happy ever after.

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alexs mateALEX’S MATE (SHIFTER BEARS OF BIG BEND) by Meg Ripley

My nights are filled with reckless abandon with my crew of badass biker bitches.
My days are spent wearing a Ranger uniform in Big Bend.
And lately, working alongside the world’s geekiest bear, Alex.

Our clans paired us up on an assignment, and we couldn’t be more different.
So why does my inner wolf practically go into heat whenever he’s near?
He may be a nerd, but his broad shoulders and muscular frame fill out his uniform in all the right places.

Seriously, fate? Whatever stunt you’re trying to pull, you’re not gonna win this battle.
After my cheating bastard of an ex took off with my so-called best friend, I’m freaking done with men.
All I need are my bitches, my bike and the open road.

But one night, when sh*t starts to get real with my crew and they suspect I’m a shifter, I realize I might need Alex more than I think.

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once upon a wolfONCE UPON A WOLF by Hurri Cosmo

VS Note: From April

Hawk is alone, hiding from the world, living in a tiny, rickety cabin his grandfather built. He has few supplies and fewer yet of the skills needed to survive on his own, but because of what he did, because of what his father caused him to do… well, there’s just no other choice. But then one day “Ghost” shows up. A large black lone wolf who begins to “take care of” Hawk. He brings him game, he protects him from predators, and he even pulls him from a raging river. He is Hawk’s only friend and Hawk begins to talk to ghost as if he is human and can understand.
Except Ghost isn’t human.
Ghost has filled a void in Hawk’s life, and he is very grateful, but he is a wolf and Hawk needs the company of a human. In fact, Hawk is desperately lonely, to the point he even tells Ghost he longs for the touch of a man, the first time he has ever said such a wicked thing out loud. Then one full-moon night, a large, beautiful, naked man breaks into the cabin. At first Hawk is terrified, until he realizes the stranger has Ghost’s amazing golden eyes.

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bleeding heartsBLEEDING HEARTS by Various

VS note: From April

Some say love is the strongest emotion while some would rather die than feel it…but what if it could last forever? The idea of immortality can haunt and fascinate to the point of insanity, especially those who actively seek it. But what if you fell in love with someone with the blood that gave them the power to live forever? A love that could last or a love that could crumble you to pieces.
Lust.
Betrayal.
Forbidden love.
Creatures of the night.
These converge in this collection of paranormal romance stories meant to tantalize the senses and penetrate the soul.

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something wickedSOMETHING WICKED (UNIVERSITY OF MORGANA: ACADEMY OF ENCHANTMENTS AND WITCHCRAFT BOOK 1) by Emma Dean

If she could make it through her first semester without killing anyone…that’d be great.
San Francisco Bay Coven has been torn apart and no one feels this more than Mika Marshall. Kenzie Kavanagh exposed her father and brother’s betrayal.
So Mika is starting at the University of Morgana a semester late and praying to the Fates that she’ll be able to catch up and graduate with her class. But as a witch with an undeclared specialty she’s trying not to bring too much attention to herself.
Because Mika has a secret and if she doesn’t learn to control her powers, people will die.

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cursed landsCURSED LANDS by Various

Mysterious strangers. Hidden abilities. Inescapable darkness…
Join our courageous heroines and heroes as they battle demons, governments, and secret organizations in worlds where fae, vampires, angels, witches, humans, and more fight for survival.
Cursed Lands will lead you through one doomed world after another in this haunting dystopian, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance boxed set. Inside, you’ll find 22 exclusive, page-turning tales from today’s bestselling and award-winning authors.
Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?

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chosen championCHOSEN CHAMPION (AIR AWAKENS: VORTEX CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Elise Kova

Vi Solaris is on the eve of getting everything she’s ever wanted—her family, her home, her throne—and to save the world she’s going to have to give it all up.

The Empire sees her as their Crown Princess, returning at long last. But Vi only sees visions of fate guiding her to the world’s gruesome end. Across the sea is a man who holds the keys to deciphering her premonitions and thwarting the ancient evil ravaging their world. But to get to him, Vi will have to contend with enemies of the crown, romance she didn’t expect, sorcerer pirates, and a betrayal she never saw coming.

She will learn the hard way that some evils never die… They only bide their time.

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empire of grassEMPIRE OF GRASS (LAST KING OF OSTEN ARD BOOK 2) by Tad Williams

VS Note: Not listed as a romance but is a release of note…

The kingdoms of Osten Ard have been at peace for decades, but now, the threat of a new war grows to nightmarish proportions.

Simon and Miriamele, royal husband and wife, face danger from every side. Their allies in Hernystir have made a pact with the dreadful Queen of the Norns to allow her armies to cross into mortal lands. The ancient, powerful nation of Nabban is on the verge of bloody civil war, and the fierce nomads of the Thrithings grasslands have begun to mobilize, united by superstitious fervor and their age-old hatred of the city-dwellers. But as the countries and peoples of the High Ward bicker among themselves, battle, bloodshed, and dark magics threaten to pull civilizations to pieces. And over it all looms the mystery of the Witchwood Crown, the deadly puzzle that Simon, Miriamele, and their allies must solve if they wish to survive.

But as the kingdoms of Osten Ard are torn apart by fear and greed, a few individuals will fight for their own lives and destinies—not yet aware that the survival of everything depends on them.

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royal dragon bindROYAL DRAGON BIND: ROYAL DRAGON SHIFTERS OF MOROCCO #1 by Ava Ward

Layla Price’s life isn’t what it should be. Bartending in Seattle sucks, and with a PhD in International Relations but no jobs available, she can’t afford rent, much less pay her student loans.

So when a ridiculously hot billionaire shows up at Layla’s favorite art gallery and purchases a priceless Moroccan wrist cuff, gifting it to her with an offer to work for him, should she take it?

The Red Letter Hotel is an exclusive business shrouded in secrets. But when Hot Mystery Guy runs out on her and all Layla gets is a business card with no name and an international number – plus the memory of his unreal aqua eyes that burn with hot desert winds – her life goes up in flames.

Call this number, he said. Become who you were meant to be.
But who is that – and does she dare find out?

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eye of the hurricaneEYE OF THE HURRICANE (A FATE’S FOOL NOVEL): BREATH OF AIR COLLECTION by Ophelia Bell

According to entertainment news, I’m the Angel of the Las Vegas Strip, the most sold-out singer at the Pandemonium Casino. According to the higher races—who I didn’t even know existed up till now—I’m part of the bloodline, which means I’m part-human, part-something else.

It also means I’m a threat to Fate’s precious balance.
To protect me from Fate’s wrath, three demigods have taken it upon themselves to act as my guardians—and lovers. But with the hounds of Fate nipping at my heels, can the Winds tear themselves away from their sibling rivalry over my affections long enough to keep me safe?
And why do I have to choose?

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pisa4 samplerVS Note: Interested in what is in the FREE PISA4 Sampler? We have new and exclusive short stories from S.E. Smith’s Lords of Kassis series, Anna Hackett’s Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone, Tiffany Roberts’ The Kraken series, Veronica Scott’s Star Cruise series, Pauline Baird Jones’ Project Enterprise series, Donna McDonald’s My Crazy Alien Romance series, Cassandra Chandler‘s The Department of Homeworld Security series, and Alexis Glynn Latner. Teasing us all with preview chapters of their Pets in Space 4 stories are Laurie A. Green, Regine Abel, JC Hay, E. D. Walker, and Kyndra Hatch! And don’t miss gorgeous alien artwork from Tiffany Roberts.

To Get the Sampler

My short story in the sampler is entitled STAR CRUISE: BUTTERFLY HAIR…..

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Veronica Scott's STAR CRUISE stories!

LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

May 1

April 24

April 17

April 10

April 3

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.

Like A Bird in a Tree Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedI’m taking snippets from my most recently released scifi romance KIERCE: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the next book in the award winning series.

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

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

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

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

The excerpt – I skipped ahead a few sentences. Elianna sees a small door on the back wall of the cell and while the beast is savaging the Khagrish guard, she heads for the door.

The wood swung open easily, causing her to tumble through.

Stunned, she gaped at her new location in an outdoor enclosure. The yard was fairly large, bounded by sparkling force barriers rising high into the sky, and a spindly tree grew in one corner. Desperate, Elianna ran to the tree and scrambled up the trunk using low hanging branches as handholds. She crouched in the fork of the trunk, about twenty feet from the ground, and tried to control her breathing so she wouldn’t pass out. The barrier walls rose high above her head, leaving no possibility of leaping from the tree to escape.

The beast could probably climb better than she could, being a feline, but in her panic she sought out any chance of prolonging her life even for a few more minutes. She wondered what was happening inside the cell but she wasn’t planning to go find out.

A few minutes later, the flap of the opening lifted, and the cat flowed through the space to stand in the yard. Immediately, he fixed his golden-eyed stare on her, and he padded over to the tree to sit on his haunches and contemplate her.

Like a bird in a tree.

kierceThe blurb:

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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BadariWarriorsBoxSetFinalBADARI WARRIORS: SECTORS NEW ALLIES BOOKS 1-3 by Veronica Scott

VS Note: I don’t usually mention box sets but since this is my blog and my box set – Ta Da! There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!

This Badari Warriors box set gathers the first three science fiction romance novels from this award winning series into one collection.

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday May 1

devis distractionAs always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).

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DEVI’S DISTRACTION (ICEHOME BOOK 7) by Ruby Dixon

VS Note: I love these IceHome books – instant one click for me!

It’s hard to make friends with the other women at the Icehome camp when you’d rather be dissecting the local fauna. Which is why I’m surprised when one of the big, brawny islanders asks me to help him make a prosthetic leg. I don’t know N’dek, but since I’m a scientist, he wants my help. And while I’m more into dinosaurs than anatomy, I love a challenge.

As we work together, I come to see that N’dek’s not just clever and determined, he’s also protective and sweet. And he kisses like a fiend.

He’s a distraction I don’t need…but he might be everything I’ve ever wanted. Too bad he says he’s going to resonate to someone else.

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warlord cyndi fribergWARLORD (OUTCASTS BOOK 5) by Cyndi Friberg

When Shivon Roxtin tries to incite a rebellion among the human females on the Outcast planet, she’s sent to the Relentless. The ship’s commander, Warlord Torak Payne, thrives on challenge, so he’s looking forward to taming the fiery human. Still, war with the Sarronti is creeping ever closer, and the last thing he needs is an unruly mate. Tempers flare, and sparks fly from the moment they first meet. Their battle of wills is quickly surpassed by their consuming need for each other, but can they channel the emotional intensity into something constructive before they’re consumed by the flames?

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BadariWarriorsBoxSetFinalBADARI WARRIORS: SECTORS NEW ALLIES BOOKS 1-3 by Veronica Scott

VS Note: I don’t usually mention box sets but since this is my blog and my box set – Ta Da! There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!

This Badari Warriors box set gathers the first three science fiction romance novels from this award winning series into one collection. Featuring genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens.

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betrayed rena marksBETRAYED (THE BLUE BARBARIANS BOOK 6) by Rena Marks

The discovery of a new species on our planet has been difficult for everyone involved. Especially when my tribe is desperate for males—and I have the attention of two.

I thought I’d be the one to bring new foods, teaching, and customs to our people. I never thought I’d instead be scorned for my selfishness, especially when it was I who committed the most self-less act—giving up my crown.

I never thought my own would turn on me—nor did I think they’d sell me to another planet, much like the human females who were stranded on ours.

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mourning doveMOURNING DOVE (EMPATHY BOOK 2) by R R Campbell

VS Note: Not listed as a romance.

In the aftermath of the calamitous Human/Etech research study, Chandra and Kyra struggle to reclaim the life they shared in a pre-EMPATHY world, while Ty, armed with knowledge of EMPATHY’s programming language, seeks revenge on the Halmans for the harm that’s befallen his friends.

As a North American Union investigation into the happenings on the compound looms, a grief-stricken Peter works to resurrect the memory of his mother from a harvested nanochip, and Heather scrambles to keep her family–and their company–together. Alistair, having abandoned the family business, plots to save his hide and that of his wife while she strives to stay one step ahead of a husband she has no reason to trust.

Far to the north amid civil unrest, a recently retired Rénald Dupont investigates the disappearance of his friend and former colleague, Meredith, despite grave threats from an increasingly skittish North American Union government.

As old and new foes emerge, spouse is further pit against spouse, brother against sister, and governments against their people. In the end, all must choose between attempts to reclaim the past or surrender to the inevitable, an intractable world of their own creation.

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destructive forcesDESTRUCTIVE FORCES (THE GALACTIC CAPTAINS BOOK 4) by Harry F Rey

In the far reaches of the Kyleri Empire, young Captain Mahnoor travels around the system to escape the cultural pressures to marry. But his infatuation with a handsome imperial pilot leads him into a galactic war.

On Jiwani, Viscamon is attempting to consolidate his power, by blaming the Ingvar for the royal massacre and calling armies from across the Empire to track down the missing prince, and achieve his dream of destroying the Galactic Balance. However, Antari knows the truth about Osvai and must find the courage to stand up to the prince’s enemies, and his own, no matter the risk.

Meanwhile on Aldegar, Daeron is being held prisoner by the few remaining Ingvar forces and must find a way to break free to rescue his mother and the crew of the Daring Huntress once again, as well as the missing Prince Osvai, before the Kyleri come to take back what’s theirs.

Sallah, no longer the last Tevian, returns to Aldegar with no choice but to enlist the help of the man she hates and the woman she once loved to see her son again.

As the Galactic Balance tips ever more towards chaos, time is running out to save Ales from the destructive forces he has unleashed.

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rabbit hole paradoxTHE RABBIT HOLE PARADOX (ALICE THROUGH THE COSMOS BOOK 1) by Irina Gardiner

A brilliant astrophysicist, Alice Shaw and a trio of fellow scientists have been hired by the mysterious AZURA Space Exploration Corp. to work aboard the ASE Dinah, a state-of-the-art spacecraft bound for a YEARS mission to find the far off planet of Ravenia. The chance to find a world which may offer a second chance for the population of a dying Earth is something Alice could never refuse.

When a glitch in the Dinah’s navigation systems sends the team to the faraway planet of Quadrille instead, Alice is forced to face not only a powerful alien queen who took over the planet in the most horrific way possible but also the reality that her heart may open up in ways she never imagined. Excitement, danger, and most of all, love are all waiting for Alice and her crew when they fall through the rabbit hole. But will they be brave enough to embrace it?

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anthelionANTHELION (LOVE AND WAR BOOK 4) by R A Steffan

VS note: I’ve been enjoying this series so I pre-ordered.

After reports of a fatal hovercar accident outside the Capital—complete with a charred body and DNA identification—it seems at first that all is lost in the Shadow Wing’s quest to infiltrate the Premiere’s inner circle.

But one member of the vigilante group refuses to accept the evidence of his human comrade’s death. Draven knows Ash. He knows that devious mind, and more importantly, he knows the martyr complex that lies beneath it.

He should know. Draven is also a master at hiding. He’s done it for most of his life. Now, though, he’s done living in the shadows.

Can Draven track down a man who is so intent on not being found that he would stage his own death to prevent it? And if he does succeed in finding Ash, what then?

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darkness rising c gockelDARKNESS RISING: ARCHANGEL PROJECT BOOK 5 by C Gockel

VS note: Scifi with hints of romantic elements (based on the reviews)

At the edge of the galaxy, a research station has gone dark…
Volka, 6T9, and Carl Sagan are called to help in the rescue mission … A mission that triggers telepathic nightmares in their starship so terrifying battle hardened Galactic Marines breakdown and weep.
They’re about to discover some nightmares are real.
The Darkness is Rising.

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destined for the drakari warlordsDESTINED FOR THE DRAKARI WARLORDS: CELESTIAL MATES by Aurelia Skye and Kit Tunstall

One moment, Eva is on Earth, helping restore the destroyed planet, and the next, she’s whisked to a far-off galaxy, away from her parents and the other cyborgs and humans. She arrives in the middle of a mating ceremony for the two newest rulers, Vander and Virgo. The gorgeous green men are pure temptation, especially since they seem to believe she’s meant to be their mate, but Eva wants to go home. She controls her own destiny, not a blobby peach alien.

Life on Senufo is strange, and she longs for Earth…until her mates win her over, and she starts to fall in love. Is she truly stranded on Senufo as Freydon Rote, the meddling Celestial Mates agent, claims? Or is there a way back to Earth? Will she even want to find it once she surrenders to the tender seductions offered by her Drakari warlord mates?

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taking controlTAKING CONTROL: AN ALPHA AND OMEGA DARK SCIFI ROMANCE (THE CONTROLLERS BOOK 1) by L V Lane

There is a war, and people with skills are deployed when and where it suits the cause. Even Omegas. Where necessary, they are allocated protection. A controller.

And they are told to submit fully to the controller. That it is recommended.

But the war brings many changes. Omegas must be protected at all costs and what was once a recommendation might soon become a mandate.

Eloise is an Omega, and with her first deployment imminent she has already decided that she won’t submit to full control—not while the law still protects her. But they haven’t allocated her to an ordinary controller, they’ve let the best of them fight for the right. And nothing is going to stop the one who comes out on top from claiming his prize.

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jarduns embraceJARDUN’S EMBRACE (KETAURRAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Rayna Tyler

Laria never planned to make an alien planet her permanent home, and she certainly never planned to get caught in the middle of a power struggle between members of the inhabitant’s ruling family. Things change when she is tasked with retrieving a package—a gorgeous male with intense jade green eyes, a body rippling with muscles, and shimmering scales begging to be touched.

Jardun is an elite warrior, a protector, a guardian to the ruler. When the leader is infected with a deadly toxin, and the physician capable of developing a cure is abducted, he turns to the humans, the only allies on the planet with the knowledge to assist with a rescue.

What he expects are males trained for combat, males who can help him complete his mission. What he gets is Laria, an intoxicating creature with eyes the color of the midday sky. The infuriating female can wield a blade better than any battle ready soldier, makes his tail twitch, and possesses the alluring scent of a mate.

With time running out and the future of both races depending on their success, can Jardun and Laria overcome their differences long enough to find the cure…and explore the connection growing between them?

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alien hunterALIEN HUNTER (VAXXLIAN MATES BOOK 5) by Sue Mercury and Sue Lyndon

The time has come for Zann, the most skilled operative the Vaxxlian military has ever known, to settle down and claim a human female as his own. But in the aftermath of the long, bloody war against the Irrcons, is he capable of showing his mate proper affection and tenderness? For too long he’s been shrouded in darkness, violent urges, and vengeful thoughts. He’s spent years hunting Vaxxlian enemies down, savoring the sound of their cries, and dispatching them without mercy.

One look at the human called Sasha, however, and Zann’s heart warms for the first time in ages. She’s the most beautiful creature he’s ever seen, and her gentle but resilient spirit captivates him. Perhaps he isn’t as cold and dark-hearted as he once believed. When convincing her to mate with him proves a challenge, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse. He might be buying her surrender, but he cannot imagine ever letting the precious female go.

Disgraced former Ambassador Sasha Embers only wants one thing–to clear her name and to mend relations between planets Tarrkollia and Earth after she’s caught up in an intergalactic incident involving a sleazy prince. …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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haven misty vixenHAVEN – A POST APOCALYPTIC HAREM by Misty Vixen

When a medical marvel meant to change the very essence of humanity as a whole was unveiled, it did indeed change everything, but not in a way anyone was anticipating. A virus raged wildly out of control, consuming the whole world, turning half of humanity into mindless zombies, and half of the survivors into a variety of new species known now as the inhumans. In the decades that passed, society slowly began to rebuild and reform around these new realities.

Up until very recently, life on Earth could almost appear normal, if you weren’t in a particularly dangerous area. Unfortunately, that all changed when the virus, which had previously only affected humans, suddenly mutated and made the jump to inhumans. Now, the world is ripping itself apart again as an army of new, incredibly lethal variants of the undead roam the countryside, killing everything in their path. And now, the first winter since this latest development is falling across the land.

David was born in the decades after society collapsed, so he was well-suited to a life of having to travel often, scavenge for supplies, and fight the living dead (and sometimes the living). Over the past year, his outlook has slowly grown dimmer, and after the village he decides to spend the winter at falls, leaving him and just a few friends alone and outnumbered in the frozen wilderness, he has no idea how they’re going to survive.

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outliersOUTLIERS (THE DANANS BOOK 4) by Nhys Glover

Investigative blogger, Lauren Mitchell, was used to going the extra dangerous mile for a good story. But when she’s abducted by aliens and sold into slavery, that mile becomes light-years, and staying alive becomes the only story worth telling. That is until a cage-fighting Danan warrior risks his own freedom to gain hers. Then she’s left wondering if she’s jumped out of the frying pan and into a cosmic inferno.
Frai is an Outlier, sold into slavery as soon as he and his brothers reached adulthood. After long and bloody years fighting in the arena, he’d finally earned his freedom. So the last thing he expected to do was to turn around and offer up that prized freedom for a human woman.
However, the Danan mating urge cannot be denied, and he quickly realizes that he will do anything to keep his podmate safe, including risk his life and share her with his brothers. Whether he’ll also be willing to share her with those he’s considered the enemy his whole life, is another matter entirely.

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sioSIO by C A Blocke

Set in a near-future environment, mega-corporations have taken over the most habitable of planets, creating domed utopias for their devoted employees. Everyone else has been shunted off to a multitude of mostly habitable planets and moons where they scrape by as farmers and tradesfolk, miners and merchants, bounty hunters and scavengers.

James Marks and his crew of scav trash operate their ship, SIO, on a mission to obtain a mysterious piece of new tech. It changes everything and leaves him stranded somewhere he doesn’t recognize with a cute, if not a bit annoying, tech scientist. James doesn’t know, when he first meets Michael, but his life is about to change in a very surprising way.

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one word killONE WORD KILL (IMPOSSIBLE TIMES BOOK 1) by Mark Lawrence

VS Note: A release of note this week…

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help—now.

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics. Challenge accepted.

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pregnant by the alien princePREGNANT BY THE ALIEN PRINCE (OUTER WORLDS BOOK 2) by Morgan Trinity

I knew him; I knew he wanted to attack the human colony himself, to control them, and use them to save his race from extinction. He was, after all, a warmonger of an alien race used to dominating everything in the galaxy.

But because of me, he was willing to make peace with humans, perhaps even to his own detriment.
That’s how much he loved me.
And I am willing to do whatever it takes to protect that love along with the small family he and I are creating together.
However, a light is shining on the dark secrets of my past, and the reasons behind my transformation into a hybrid of his race may carry far greater consequences for me and our unborn children.

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prize of the alien captainPRIZE OF THE ALIEN CAPTAIN by Cordelia Archer

For thousands of years, the Elven Empire has dominated the universe, conquering every planet in its path and ruthlessly enslaving all who stand against it. Elf Captain Razan Allerias never questioned his duty, until he is rewarded by the Empress herself with a prize he never wanted: a human slave.

To Alex, freedom was only a distant myth. Born into slavery, abused by his former master, and sent to auction once his master tired of him, Alex learned to live by one rule: never trust an elf.

When he is bought by a captain in the Elven Armada, Alex wants nothing more than to do his duty as a companion slave and fulfill his master’s every desire. He never expected that the only thing his master would desire would be solitude.

Forced to share Razan’s intimate quarters, the two come to an agreement: stay out of each other’s way. Easier said than done. Before long, Razan realizes that Alex has become something much more than an unwanted houseguest. And as Alex gets to know the real Razan Allerias, he starts to wonder if maybe he should break his one rule.

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star crossed heather guerreSTAR CROSSED (SCAEVEN MATES BOOK 1) by Heather Guerre

He’s duty-bound to protect her. Even if that means protecting her from himself.
Captain Lyra Hallas is no damsel in distress. Sure, she’s been abducted by an unknown alien race. And, yeah, those aliens are bigger, stronger, and more technologically advanced than humans can possibly compete with. And if that’s not enough, exposure to their bodily fluids reduces a woman to a shivering mess of sexual need. But Lyra’s spent her entire life fighting her way out of desperate situations, and she’s not about to give up now.

Asier Mor-Talis is a Scaeven Enforcer. He metes out justice—protecting the rest of the universe from the cruel, conquering nature of his own race. He’s incorruptible, driven by an innate sense of honor. But when he rescues a beautiful, clever human woman from a trafficking ring, all bets are off. Lyra is everything he could ever want in a mate, and the explosive attraction is a biological impulse that can’t be conquered. If he gives in, he shames himself, and destroys her life. If he doesn’t, he’ll lose her forever.

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captain rescuerCAPTAIN RESCUER: RECOVER GALACTICA SERIES BOOK 1 by Lauren Brooks

2 years of caring for the engines on the Galactica would have made most people crazy, but Elaine thrived working with the glorious machines. Despite issues with a crew mate, Elaine was happy to escape the reality of losing her sister shortly before she joined the ship. What she didn’t know, was how deep the issues with her crew mate actually ran.
Captain Zion has been pining after his beautiful mechanic since the day he lay eyes on her. He knew she was meant to be his, but she was so closed off and quiet he couldn’t get her to court him. It takes a reality shifting strike from a trusted crew member for Zion’s control to snap and their future to begin. But will the traitor allow their happily ever after, or will the deep wound have lasting echoes across the entire crew?

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dissidentDISSIDENT: TENTACLE HERO CHRONICLES by Emma Night

Raised on an island off the coast of Maine by her grandmother after a fatal car crash claimed her parent’s life, Dana Michaels hasn’t had an ordinary upbringing. Isolated, she had brief contact with the outside world until her grandmother dies, leaving her alone on the island.
One stormy day changes Dana’s life forever….
After her boat capsizes, Dana is sure she is going to die. The watery depths pull her under. The last thing she remembers is the blackness. She wakes up alone, on her island with the fleeting images of a man she’s seen before.
Dana’s grandmother told her stories of the merpeople, but Dana knows it’s more than just stories. She’s seen a mysterious man floating in the waves before and she believes he’s the one who saved her from drowning. She begs to see his face one last time so that she can thank him.
The legends are about to become real…
Even though contact with humans is forbidden, Daemon cannot stay away. He is drawn to the human woman who lives on the island that is sacred to his species. Created by the illicit union between a human woman and an alien male, Daemon isn’t a merperson…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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aurora conspiracyTHE AURORA CONSPIRACY by Lexi Ander

Regin just wants to heal. After a terrible accident that maimed him, and nearly took his life and that of someone he loved, he’s spent the last several years licking his wounds on a mining station. With only six months left on his contract, he hopes to start a new life.

Then he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, and a ghost from the past arrives, reopening old wounds and leaving him convinced that no second chances could ever really come his way. But sorting out himself and his personal life won’t matter much if he can’t prevent a second catastrophe and save a whole lot more than two lives.

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light angel payneLIGHT: BOLT SAGA VOLUME 6 by Angel Payne

As Reece and Emma Richards await the biggest miracle of their lives, their anticipation is mixed with apprehension. The Consortium has fallen eerily silent, increasing the couple’s dread about the superpowered chaos being brewed by the cunning Faline and her growing army of brainwashed worshippers.

But the gift of a new life also brings a rush of new hope for the super duo, reconnecting Reece and Emma in ways they never imagined. Soon, the power of love spreads through the rest of Team Bolt. Celebrations are in order, and Faline’s wickedness is eclipsed—until Bolt and Flare are called to help with a bizarre search and rescue beneath LA’s bustling streets.

During the mission, the pair make a discovery that changes everything. As Reece and Emma discover their nemesis’s plans for global domination, they must face off with Faline in one last battle that will test their unity, push their limits, and force them to trust in their greatest power of all: the light of everlasting love.

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captive mateTHE CAPTIVE MATE by C R Corbin

Helen’s mundane life as an accountant on Earth was beginning to improve, but it’s interrupted when she is suddenly abducted by a mysterious alien crime lord, Kaiso, and transported to his maximum security prison on a massive city orbiting a sun to await a mysterious fate.

Osorn, a tough Jzarian mercenary, accepts a contract from Kaiso’s rival to retrieve Helen from the sadistic crime lord’s clutches. Their escape from the ringed city is fraught with complications, however, as Osorn discovers that this curvy and beautiful human woman just might be the mate that he thought he would never find…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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VS SPECIAL NOTE: M K Eidem (of the GRIM series) has a new scifi romance release STEPHANIE’S CHALLENGE, which is apparently only available from her website.

 

 

american witchAMERICAN WITCH by Thea Harrison

Power can change a person…For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.

Revenge can shape a person…Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.

Danger can bring them together…When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.

As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.

As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?

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ignite donna grantIGNITE: A DARK KINGS NOVEL by Donna Grant

For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King—one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness—must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.

Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who—and what—he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?

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more time kissed momentsMORE TIME KISSED MOMENTS (KISS ACROSS TIME) by Tracey Cooper-Posey

Rafael is missing, with not a trace of him to be found, not even on the Timescape.
In a volume of interconnected short stories, snippets and conversations, Veris’ extended family of vampires and time jumpers comes together in unexpected ways, united by their need to find Rafael and get him back.

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dragon fire juliette crossDRAGON FIRE: VALE OF STARS (BOOK 3) by Juliette Cross

Wounded, with a target still on his back, Kieren Moonring has been hiding in the last place his Morgon enemies might find him—the Sisterhood of Light. In the human convent on the southern shores of Primus, his body heals quickly, but his soul is broken. Bitterness and fury fill that gaping chasm that was opened by the evil Larkosians.

While Sister Liana tends to the recovering Morgon man hiding in their convent, she can’t stop or disguise her growing attraction. What disturbs her more is when he begins to uncover her past that is best kept buried. Her secrets will only lead to more danger for herself…and for Kieren.

What angers him most about Liana is her unwavering belief that hope can cure the world. Her naïve and misguided ideals will get her killed. And when she becomes the next target…bloody hell, if he won’t murder the whole world to keep her safe.

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bears reluctant mateTHE BEAR’S RELUCTANT MATE (UNCONTROLLABLE SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by R E Butler

When paranormal romance author Juliette Parson’s latest manuscript is billed by her editor as being too “unrealistic,” it’s suggested she contact a shifter group for advice on her storyline. Writing about shifter romances is one thing, but meeting with a person who can change into an animal at will isn’t something Juliette ever thought she’d do. But if she wants her book to be believable, she needs to find someone to talk to about shifters.

The last thing alpha bear Cruz Miller wants to do with his free time is chat up a human writing a smutty story about shifters. But when his brother points out that their clan could angle the interview for some much-needed promotion for their shifter bar, he decides to give the author a chance to tell him how much she doesn’t know about shifters.

What he doesn’t expect is to take one look at the curvy redhead and explode into his shift. But he’s in the fur and she’s petrified, so what’s an alpha to do? Bide his time until he can shift back into his human form, explain she’s his mate, and that he’s ready to claim her good and hard, again and again. He just never counted on the feisty female having her own ideas about her future, and the fact that they don’t seem to include staying with him.

An alpha won’t give up without a fight, and Cruz is no different. He’ll show Juliette that he’s the right male for her – shifter or not – and that he can be as romantic as the males she writes about.

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jack of spadesJACK OF SPADES (THE PROPHECY BOOK 1) by Lizzie Delaney

Alex figures a job at a local newspaper working for a mild-mannered editor-in-chief, Jack, would be easy.
She couldn’t be more wrong.
Because Jack isn’t as innocent as he seems. In his world, ancient vampires lie in wait, and powerful dark spells threaten all that Alex holds dear.
At least the Fae Brethren, four hunky men who can wield magic, swear to protect Alex. The guardian fae believe Alex is part of an ancient prophecy that promises to rid the city of the evil lurking in its shadows.
But if Jack discovers her connection to the Fae, whom she is falling hard for, he will use Alex to destroy them.

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protectors hazel gowerTHE PROTECTORS, VOLUME 2 by Hazel Gower

For eleven years Nara and her mother were held captive by demons. Nara had no hope of a future and didn’t even dream of escaping. When she and the other captives are saved by her long-lost sister, Remy, and the shifters Remy calls friends, her life changes, and suddenly Nara has options she never imagined, and a chance at a relationship.

Grayson says he’s her mate, but she has just gained her freedom and is unsure of what she wants. Nara asks him to give her space to come to terms with her new life and decide what goal she wants to work toward. The issue now is she has so many options it’s difficult to choose.

Grayson was only months away from his hundredth year and letting his animal take over and going feral. He had no hope until he helped rescue his friend’s mate and her family, and in doing so, he found his own mate…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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ketos taleKETO’S TALE (MONSTERS AND GARGOYLES BOOK 2)  by Lacey Carter Anderson

Don’t swim in my waters…I’ve got a bad reputation, and all because of my jackass brother. Yes, I’m known as the mother of all sea monsters. And yes, I can control powerful creatures who kill and destroy on my command.

But no, I’m not actually in charge. I’m my brother’s slave.

So, life sucks just about as much as it possibly can. At least that’s what I thought until my brother decides I’m more useful sacrificed to angry sea dragons who despise mermaids. And when I see gargoyles heading straight for me, all I’m left wondering is who will kill me first, the winged monster-hunters, or the angry sea dragons.

What I don’t expect? The gargoyles don’t know who or what I am. So maybe, just maybe, if I can hide my identity long enough, I’ll survive. But it might take a little distraction to accomplish. The thing is, I don’t think I mind distracting four hard-as-stone gargoyles who can’t stop staring. As long as at the end of this, I don’t end up with my head on a platter.

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lost little wolfLOST LITTLE WOLF by N K Vir

The taste of victory was, indeed, sweet but short lived…
The Trinity has returned and this time Adam can do nothing to stop them except to offer a warning…A warning that comes too late. Kane has resurrected its oldest law; an attack on the Historian equals death. He is hunting a new target, Tanith; a shifter with memories that barely span a decade. But memories are like everything else; the sometimes come back. Unsure of what to believe Tanith is forced to rely on the very person she tried to kill.
Wills’ knowledge stretches well beyond all of the other Historians that have preceded her; but her new found knowledge has come with a very steep price. Kieran’s power has grown but he still has trouble controlling his magick. When he accidentally injures the woman he loves he makes a dangerous vow that might jeopardize them all.
Feeling powerless the Sinclair Witch and the Historian take dangerous roads and find themselves regressing; brushing against magick so old, so ancient that it has the possibility to unweave the delicate bond they’ve formed.

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who wants foreverWHO WANTS FOREVER (EMERALD ISLE ENCHANTMENT) by Dena Garson

After centuries of searching for his heartmate Amarande Maniaci signs up for the Bachelor Trials being held at Tullamore Castle by the Vampire Council of Lords in hopes that he’ll find a satisfactory mate. On the first night of the competition he spots a woman who sparks life in his long dead heart. No matter how much he tries to remain focused on his goal, he cannot fight his attraction to Reaghan. It is a shame she is human…or so he thinks…

When Reaghan’s cousin, the fae queen, asked her to travel to the human realm and find the daughter of one of the First Families, she hoped she could make it through the vampire clan meetings undetected and unscathed. She didn’t count on being distracted by Amarande, the lethal, yet oh so sexy vampire enforcer. If only he wasn’t a vampire…

But the threat of another vampire-war war looms. If Reaghan doesn’t return in time with the information the queen needs, the three hundred year old peace treaty between the races could fail. But a fae disguised as a human, looking for a missing fae, without the use of her powers is a lot harder that it seems. Especially when someone doesn’t want news of the girl making its way back to the queen.

Reaghan and Amarande’s new found love may be the only thing standing between the real villain and a world on fire.

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deadly courtshipDEADLY COURTSHIP (THE HANDS OF DESTIN BOOK 2) by Jaycee Jarvis

Han-Triguard Magdalena turned her back on her heritage and her family in order to pursue life as a Hand, honor bound to serve as a Protector in the tropical market town of Trimble. She never regrets putting duty first, until a string of brutal murders changes everything.

Her former lover, the attractive musician Jasper, stands accused. Madi knows the gentle empath could never kill anyone, but her word alone is not enough to protect him. Even worse, one of the other victims is a member of her old clan, for whom justice is entirely out of reach.

As Madi begins to question the demands of her job, Jasper asks her to give safe haven to his brother’s orphans. With the children, Jasper has the family he’s always wanted, a dream Madi has never shared. Living in close quarters, their attraction combusts while Madi is beset by unwanted tenderness for the children.

With a new determination, Madi vows to protect their future, make peace with her past, and maybe find a love worth fighting for. If only she can stop the killer in time.

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guardian of the pinesGUARDIAN OF THE PINES (THE WINDBORN BOOK 2) by Laurel Wanrow

At sixteen, Cor can protect trees with his magic, but his lonely life is full of secrets. He could accept a role in the family business in the city, but his magic draws him to a hidden island of ancient pines. They. Are. Brilliant. And on the brink of extinction. Cor can save them, if only the elders will let him help.

Is it his youth? Or because he’s different?

Novice witch Fern becomes caught up in Cor’s quest. Her magical mistakes anger the elders and foul up her boyfriend relationship, yet Cor’s yearning speaks to her, and they each reshape their goals.

When Cor befriends Oyster, an island boy waging his own quiet battle, things get freakin’ harder. Cor’s struggle to understand the magical power of the massive pines is just as challenging as discovering his even more powerful feelings for Oyster.

If Cor wants to save the Pines and not lose Oyster, he will have to do something he’s never done—let Oyster and the others see who he really is.

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wilderness of glassA WILDERNESS OF GLASS by Grace Draven

VS Note: A re-release. Was in the Seasons of Sorcery anthology. I enjoyed the story, very different…

The treacherous waters of the Gray have widowed many women in the village of Ancilar. But the sea gives back as well as takes away, something Brida Gazi discovers one bleak autumn morning while harvesting sea wrack on its storm-battered shore.

Wounded and stranded ashore, the merman Ahtin lies dying among the tidal pools until a land-walker woman, who can call forth magic with a mysterious flute, rescues him.  Ahtin finds himself unable to resist Brida’s allure – or her magic – despite the risk to himself and his people.

But Ahtin isn’t alone in his fascination. Another, driven by bitterness and relentless purpose, seeks Brida and her unusual talent to manipulate for his own schemes, and neither Ahtin’s devotion nor the sea’s ancient sorcery will stop him from realizing those ambitions.

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sun revolves around apolloTHE SUN REVOLVES AROUND APOLLO (THE GODS ARE BACK IN TOWN BOOK 2) by Serena Akeroyd

A few months ago, Ella was a ghost.
D-E-D.
Hades, the God of the Underworld, brought her back to life as a boon to his beloved wife, Cressy, but things kinda unraveled when Ella met Zeus. Saying it all went Pete Tong is just an understatement.
Now, she’s back on Earth in a body, but it isn’t hers. She has a name too, and it isn’t Ella.
What happens when a soul takes over another’s body?
Well, it starts to look like demon possession.
Fearing her ‘mom’ will bring in an exorcist, Ella agrees to stay in a rehab center where she accidentally meets Achilles and Pollux, guardians of the god Apollo. They’re busy getting it on, and Ella is quite happy to hang around for the show. Until they realize she’s snooping, of course.
Face-palm or what?
But the meeting is a revelation, and through them, she meets Castor and the god himself: Apollo.
As the second in Zeus’ baby-making scheme, Ella is Apollo’s bride. But her lineage is sired by Helios, the God who brings the sun out after a long night, and Apollo? He powers the sun itself.
Oops.
When these two get together, more than sparks fly, the sun itself starts to storm.
With the world unexpectedly in peril, Ella and her four husbands have to right the wrong they inadvertently committed when they danced the horizontal tango.
Can they save the world in time?

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great chiefGREAT CHIEF (CHAINS OF HONOR BOOK 4) by Lindsay Buroker

VS Note: Not clear to me if there’s a romance but I love her writing.

Yanko White Fox is used to expectations.
Since he was a small boy, his father has expected him to become a powerful mage and redeem his family’s honor. Even if his heart was elsewhere, Yanko always accepted his responsibility. He’s learned all he can about magic, practiced to become powerful, and fought great evil to free thousands of imprisoned people.
But it’s not enough.
Prince Zirabo tasks him with claiming a new land for their nation and keeping it out of the hands of all those who covet it. Even though Yanko has a few good friends to help him, he’s daunted by the enormity of the task. But securing the continent and turning it into a lush farmland may be the only way to end the civil war at home and bring peace to people who are hungry, beleaguered, and divided.

Yanko will have to use all of his power and draw upon everything he’s learned to succeed and bring peace to his war-torn nation. If he can’t, he’ll lose his home, his family, and all that he loves.

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lycans and legendsLYCANS AND LEGENDS: A STEAMPUNK FAIRY TALE (STEAMPUNK RED RIDING HOOD BOOK 6) by Melanie Karsak

Someone is trying to assassinate the Queen.
After stopping a mysterious preternatural assailant wielding an enchanted dagger, Clemeny is on the hunt. Why is someone after Victoria? To find answers, Clemeny Louvel must travel to the one place she’s been avoiding, the Summer Country. Among the mist and standing stones, secrets about her case—and herself—are hiding. An ancient grudge with roots deep in the heart of Britannia is about to unfold on the Victorian stage.
Unless Clemeny can stop it first.

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where song replaces silenceWHERE SONG REPLACES SILENCE by Layla Dorine

Raze halts his midnight joy ride to give chase to twinkling lights that appear in the road before him and then lead him deep into a forest, where he falls into another world. There, magic is real, wishes are granted, and no one is considered odd or out of place.

Raze has never fit in anywhere in his own world and uses his angry attitude to keep others at bay and mask his anxieties and fears in this new place. A dangerous combination in Loas, where rudeness is frowned upon and foul language can land him in a dungeon.

Rurin, an inhabitant of Loas, tries to teach Raze about their world, its magic and its residents, but he faces Raze’s stubborn resistance at every turn. Bitter about his past, pessimistic about his future, Raze sees what could be, but he struggles to accept it. In the meantime, his encounters with the Fae range from hostile sarcasm to potential danger. While he attempts to keep the promises he’s made to Rurin and follow the rules laid out for him, Raze grows more and more curious about the place where he’s landed. It’s too bad he keeps making poor choices.

As the connection between them grows, Rurin works to keep Raze from being banished, but Raze may be cast out of the Loas before he has the opportunity to discover the true reason he was led there in the first place.

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anubis deaths mistressANUBIS: DEATH’S MISTRESS (NEW SENTINELS BOOK 6) by Erik Schubach 

Professor Aya Bane, self proclaimed Indiana Jones of archeology (yes, she may be that much of a geek) finds herself thrown into a world of ancient gods and unexplained murders in Egypt while on a dig.

Called in for a consult to an excavation at a suspected temple of Anubis, god of the underworld, she is embroiled in a series of fantastical events. Her dreams are filled with visions of a deadly woman with a jackal’s head, committing the murders attributed to a serial killer called the Pharaoh, leaving the victims as mummified husks.

With Lazarus involved, it is just a matter of time before the New Sentinels arrive to aid Aya and her newfound allies, as she tries to understand what is happening with her.

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princess avengerPRINCESS AVENGER (QUEEN MAKER SAGA BOOK 1) by Bernadette Rowley

…an avenging princess, determined to protect her citizens from her tyrannical father. Alecia’s only worth is to have a son, who will be heir to the kingdom.
…a dangerous shifter, tasked with guarding a princess who refuses to be shielded from danger. Vard’s dark secret could spell the end of the woman he’s sworn to protect.
And yet, when thrown together, neither of them can deny the forbidden attraction. As their lives spin out of control, will love be enough to pull them from the vortex and perhaps save the kingdom?

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sea stormSEA STORM (THE LUNAFRIYA CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Elise H Ford

Cora has saved her best friend and the other missing women from town from the Nereus tribe. After returning back to Nereus City, she discovers that Jett, the mer-man that she has fallen in love with, is dead. She uses her healing Lunafriya powers to bring him back to life. Many months pass until she receives her first Lunafriya mission, to introduce herself to all seven of the mer-tribes, and stop the constant wars between them.

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man behind the foxTHE MAN BEHIND THE FOX by Amalia Altman

Working at a coffee shop and sharing a flat with her best friends, Cassidy Atkins leads a rather uneventful and ordinary life, but not for long. When she comes across an injured fox near the edge of the woods that run behind her house, she can’t help but bring the animal home. When she lets it rest in her garden shed while she nurses it back to health, though, she would never expect to face this unworldly truth…

Thomas Fawkes has been hiding his secret for decades; the man and the fox are one and the same; he is a shapeshifter. Long ago, shapeshifters were the familiars of witches, but they gained power and independence when the two were separated. Life for shapeshifters has been relatively peaceful – all until now. When he is discovered by Cassidy and his whole identity is compromised, will he choose to run or trust her? (…more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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dragons omega brideDRAGON’S OMEGA BRIDE (SHIFTER MARRIAGE SERVICE) by Sky Winters

I was an omega in distress.
He was a handsome billionaire dragon,
that whispered sweet nothings in my ear.
I wanted to believe his whispers.
I wanted to believe we could have a real future.
But he is a bad dragon.
All hard abs and a giant… EGO.
He is driven only by success.
Our future won’t have love.
Our future won’t have babies.
It’s all in the marriage contract.

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valkyries queenTHE VALKYRIE’S QUEEN (JEWELLED WINGS BOOK 2) by Quinn Arthurs

Emberly has already learned that danger can be masked by the most innocent of faces, and now she must continue playing the political chess match of her new life amongst the royal family. Saradin is out for revenge against both Emberly and Ardenia and the threat of war hangs heavily over their heads. Even as things are heating up between her and her princes, Suneel, Jett, Blaine, Hunter, and Flynn, Emberly must be careful not to let herself be burned by the flames and to keep her head clear enough to see the darkness hiding in the shadows. Blood, corruption, and a thirst for power are exposed as the secrets of the Guardians are revealed. Emberly must decide if the truth is worth disturbing the poisonous lies that weave through her world. Will all of her struggles be for nothing, or is there a ray of hope for The Valkyries’ Queen?

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queen of spadesQUEEN OF SPADES (BLACK CARTES BOOK 1) by Abby James

To keep Fed and mum safe, I’m forced to work for two shysters, who’d sell my ass for a quarter. And my only power is the ability to detect it in others. Hardly enough to stand up to the forces trickling through from the veiled realm and the three hunky paranormals that are on my tail.
Could life get any suckier?
Yes it could…
I’m accused of seam breaches.
A hot retriever has arrived to take me back to Astral Solar to stand trial. A sexy sorcerer wants to make me pay for something I didn’t know I did, and the hunky skinwalker lurking around my apartment knows way too much personal information.
I need my pack of cards, and a glimpse of the future. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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witch for my darcyA WITCH FOR MR DARCY by Jessica L Jackson

Miss Lizzy Bennet realizes one early autumn morning that a change has occurred in their Hertfordshire neighborhood. Sure knowledge—a magical gift—tells her that someone is coming. Or something? Or…both? Something sinister…something good. Which is it? Could it be Mr. Darcy, their new neighbor’s enigmatic guest? He has his own gift, one that is haunting and painful. Will she be able to help him, even though so many other events are affecting life at Longbourn House?

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy can hardly take his gaze off of Miss Elizabeth’s charming countenance. He has heard through the servants’ grapevine that she is a witch. An honest-to-God witch, not just an herbalist. He needs a wife. He knows he does. But, will Miss Elizabeth be the best option for someone like himself? Someone troubled? He needs to find out.

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knights of obsidianKNIGHTS OF OBSIDIAN (OBSIDIAN QUEEN BOOK 3) by Shannon Lynn Cook

It’s been a rough couple of days for twenty-two-year-old Madeline Bennet, the newest (and most reluctant) member of Gray’s renowned team of knight marshals. Not only did her shadow creatures create a forest fire that’s burning down western Colorado, but she has no idea where to find the thresholds so she can send the beasts back to the land from which they came. (Or even how to openthem.)

On top of that, her parents have figured out something is amiss with her magic, Rafe has taken off on a wild pixie chase, and the status of her relationship with a certain too-hot-to-handle member of her team is firmly seated in the region of “it’s complicated.”

What Madeline needs is a good, old-fashioned vacation, even if it comes in the form of a job. With her hairless cat in tow, she heads to Las Vegas with the guys, desperately hoping the shadow creatures will stay in hiding long enough for her sort through her feelings, find answers to her questions about her Obsidian magic, and catch a magic-thieving criminal prowling the largest fashion convention of the year.

If she gets a chance to buy a few pairs of heels to replace the ones that went up in smoke, that would be all right too.

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poison gardenPOISON GARDEN (THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DEADLY BOOK 1) by Tessa Tempest

They came like the wind to the poisonous garden where I’m held captive: four savage Viking warriors unstuck from their place in time. Strangers, but their rugged beautiful faces have haunted my dreams for as long as I can remember.
They whisper sweet words and promises of the home I’ve never known. A way out of this life I’m ensnared in. They lavish me with their attention and their touch.
But how can I trust them when all anyone’s ever wanted from me was a path to power?
They say they’re here for me, but many have come before them to undertake my poison trial. One by one they’ve braved a kiss from my poison-laced lips. Any man who survives it may seize the throne and lay claim to the richest kingdom in the Eleven Realms. It’s more likely they only want to woo me into sparing their lives.

Especially with the king on his deathbed and the sharks circling. If a successor isn’t chosen through the trial by week’s end, outsiders threaten to take the kingdom by force.
Now, even if what these warriors say is true and I plot an escape with them, we’re playing a dangerous game. The queen has her sights on keeping these warriors for her own.
In this game for the throne, the queen will spare nothing to keep hold of what’s hers.
Including our lives.

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chainedCHAINED (THE BUREAU BOOK 4) by Kim Fielding

VS Note: One clicked this one. I’ve enjoyed the other books by her that I’ve read.

An agent for the Bureau of Trans-Species Affairs? That’s the best job in the world. And it’s enough for Terry Brandt, who doesn’t need personal relationships complicating his life. His newest assignment puts him undercover, investigating a Hollywood agent who may have some evil tricks up his sleeve.

Edge is not the man he appears to be. Although he’s a member of the Hollywood agent’s security staff, his true situation is darker and deeper than that. Ordered to seduce the new prospect, Edge finds himself caught in conflicting loyalties.

Haunted by their pasts and tied up in secrets, neither Terry nor Edge can afford to allow passion to interfere with duty. And with danger dogging them, it’s impossible to envision a future together.

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sassy brideSASSY BRIDE (SIREN SONG SERIES BOOK 3) by Gracen Miller

A lonely vampire yearning for change. A sorceress craving a new life. A mess that must be sorted before death swallows their happy ever after.

First of his kind, Markus “Raptor” Katz is a vampire who kills without remorse. While he has waited centuries for his bride, he wasn’t prepared for her to walk into Sassy Wolfe. He also wasn’t prepared for her to be his equal.

Lexi Baker is a loner with a chip on her shoulder. Tired of running from those who want her dead, a lifetime of hiding has made her skilled and untrusting. When she stumbles upon Markus in a chance psychic meeting, she didn’t count on him being more than her weakness.

However, danger lurks behind every corner as the past catches up to Markus in Blue Creek, and Lexi is dragged along for the bumpy ride.

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cruel fateCRUEL FATE by Kelley Armstrong

Three years after discovering that her biological parents are convicted serial killers, Olivia finally has her life back, and it’s better than ever. She loves her new job, as investigator for notorious defense attorney Gabriel Walsh. She has Gabriel, too, as they settle in together, dividing their time between Chicago and Cainsville. Olivia’s also settled into her role as the legendary Mallt-y-Nos to Cainsville’s fae population.

The only dream unfulfilled is seeing her father freed from jail, where he’s been wrongly imprisoned for over twenty years. Now that wish is finally coming true. Todd Larsen is a free man. Someone, however, doesn’t want him to stay that way. Todd may have been in prison for crimes he didn’t commit, but there’s one he did—the murder of a serial killer, whose death launched the chain of events that led to Todd’s incarceration.

Before Todd can settle in with Olivia and Gabriel, the body of his one and only victim surfaces, along with planted clues directing the police to their doorstep. Does someone have a personal grudge against Todd? Or is it a fae targeting Olivia with the one threat she can’t ignore? Olivia needs to find out who’s behind this, before her father is ripped from her again…for good this time.

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immortally cursedIMMORTALLY CURSED (IMMORTALLY CURSED #1) by S A Bayne and Stephanie Rowe

Justine Bennett’s life isn’t the one you’d want for all eternity, which is exactly how long she’s going to have to live it.

She’s the sword-wielding Guardian for the Goblet of Eternal Youth, which is currently masquerading as a shape-shifting espresso machine in a fancy New York City condo. Being an immortal badass in the City that Never Sleeps sounds exciting, but Justine hasn’t gotten to behead anyone in centuries, the celibacy oath she took two hundred years ago is getting to her, and her dead mom is being hotly pursued by a lovesick Satan.

But then Derek LaValle, a no-carb pretzel mogul cursed to die in a week, shows up at Justine’s door to behead her and steal the Goblet. If he fails, both he and his twin will succumb to the curse, so this handsome hunk of deliciousness is not going to let anything stop him. He’s charming, tempting-as-hell, and extremely determined, all the things that Justine needs to amp up her life.

Unfortunately, if Justine makes even one mistake, her mom will end up as Satan’s love pancake, and her own soul will be destined for an eternity in the Chamber of Unspeakable Horrors.

Derek, however, can’t afford to fail either, which means one of them needs to die. But when high-octane attraction blooms between them, killing each other no longer seems like a fantastic option. With such high stakes, they better figure it out fast, or Satan dating her mom will become the least of their worries.

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rules of stoneRULES OF STONE: GREAT FALLS ACADEMY EPISODE ONE by Alex Lidell

Lera was once human. Now, with dark magic leaking into the mortal world, Lera and her four fae warriors must protect her home realm – even if that means going undercover to a human military academy. But when a sudden, terrible accident melds the males with their human disguise, everything changes. Now it’s up to Lera to make her mates remember themselves, their mission, and her, before the entire mortal world pays the price.

River, Shade, Tye, and Coal can’t overlook the gorgeous new cadet who’s just arrived at Great Falls Academy, but when the tantalizing Lera starts breaking rules and ignoring orders, the four senior officers intend to put her in her place. Lera will learn or she will quit—that is just how Great Falls works.

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falling for the beastFALLING FOR THE BEAST by Sky Warren

VS Note: Previously published. Author states it has been revised.

He can never turn back into a prince...A troubling revelation puts Blake’s newfound career in jeopardy–and even worse, puts Erin’s impending graduation at risk. He can’t risk her future no matter how much he wants her.

She will never have a happily ever after…A dark legacy threatens everything they’ve worked to build. When old debt comes between them, both Blake and Erin must fight to protect each other–and their love.

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unbound empireTHE UNBOUND EMPIRE (SWORDS AND FIRE BOOK 3) by Melissa Caruso

While winter snows keep the Witch Lord Ruven’s invading armies at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Raverran Empire forever, earning the enmity of those in power who will do anything to keep all magic under tight imperial control. But in the season of the Serene City’s great masquerade, Ruven executes a devastating surprise strike at the heart of the Empire – and at everything Amalia holds most dear.
To stand a chance of defeating Ruven, Amalia and Zaira must face their worst nightmares, expose their deepest secrets, and unleash Zaira’s most devastating fire.
bad fae risingBAD FAE RISING (THE PARANORMAL PI FILES BOOK 3) by Jenna Wolfhart

I’m Clark Cavanaugh: mind reader, bad-ass investigator, and half-fae with questionable taste in guys.

Just when I think life at the Crimson Court is finally calming down, a cunning stranger gives me an ultimatum. If I don’t find and kill a rogue vampire by the end of the week, my secret will be revealed to the world. Balor, my alluring fae prince, will finally learn the dark truth about my past.

Basically, I’m being blackmailed.
As if that weren’t bad enough, the fight for Balor’s throne is on. He needs my help, or he could lose his Court forever. But helping him means risking everything…
Now, I face an impossible choice. Do I stand by his side? Or do I run?

marriage of timeTHE MARRIAGE OF TIME (CALLED BY A VIKING SERIES) by Mariah Stone

Boston, 2019. Mia is desperate to protect her unborn child. Under her mafia boyfriend’s watchful eye, the pediatrician is out of options until a Norn transports her back in time. Swept off her feet by a muscular Norseman who calls her his betrothed, she plays along for safety until his touch gives her so much more…

Norway, 874. Hakon the Beast’s offer to marry the daughter of his enemy is part of a murderous scheme. Obsessed with destroying the king who killed his mother, he expects to feel nothing for his bride. But when she’s the complete opposite of what he expected, Hakon’s cold-blooded quest could melt under his burning desire.

When a deadly outbreak reveals both of their secrets, Mia and Hakon realize their fiery romance may not be enough to keep them alive. With centuries between them, can Mia and Hakon find a way to cling tightly to love?

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savage dragonSAVAGE DRAGON (EARTH DRAGON BOOK 2) by Charlene Hartnady

VS note: Author states book ends on a mini cliffhanger…

Depressed about where her life is taking her, wolf shifter Demi decides to go for a long run in the forest. Stretching her legs helps clear her mind. It helps unravel the stress building inside her. One terrible moment in time changed everything. She can’t come to terms with what’s expected of her. Her whole life is suddenly leading to one moment. One destiny that was never meant to be hers. One she doesn’t want. One she can’t escape.

Lost in her own thoughts, she realizes too late that a vicious beast has been hunting her. A shifter of a different kind. This one is massive and scaly with wings as wide as the bridge over Vale Creek. His mouth is filled with long, sharp teeth. He has murder in his eyes, which are focused on her. Demi has always been led to believe that dragons are majestic creatures. Strong yet compassionate. Not this one!This dragon is savage. A beast so feral he’s having trouble shifting back to his human form.

It’s her one opportunity for escape. Even though there is little chance of survival, Demi is going to fight him with everything she has. A wolf shifter is, after all, no match for a powerful beast such as this. Little does she know, he has no intention of killing her. In fact, the opposite is true. If she knew what he was thinking, she’d run faster, fight harder.

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pack of blood and liesA PACK OF BLOOD AND LIES (THE BOULDER WOLVES BOOK 1) by Olivia Wildenstein

Three months shy of her eighteenth birthday, Ness is forced to return to Colorado. Even though it’s been six years, and the wolves of her all-male pack don’t recognize her, she recognizes them. People who shun others because of their gender are hard to forget.

Especially Liam Kolane—son of Heath, the crudest and cruelest Alpha to have ruled the Boulder Pack. Liam is as handsome as he is infuriating, as kind as he is punishing, and he makes Ness’s traitorous heart race, which isn’t good. After all, he’s a Kolane. Like father like son, right?

When Heath dies, Liam vies to become the new Alpha and no one dares challenge him. Except Ness. Thus begins a treacherous game. The rules: winner takes all…including loser’s life.

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freshman witchSUPERNATURAL ACADEMY: FRESHMAN WITCH by Ingrid Seymour and Katie French

Since it came out on the news that Supernaturals exist, I’ve heard they can do spells, shapeshift, live forever, you name it. Wonderful, right? Whatever.

In my world—where I’m homeless and spend my time avoiding rats and meth heads—magic sounds like major BS. But, when I’m accused of stealing and they’re about to arrest me, the item I took disappears from my hand as if by magic. WTF?

Just like that, the Supernatural Academy swoops in and recruits me. But I don’t belong there, and everyone else agrees, including, Rowan Underwood, this rich and annoyingly handsome warlock who has it in for me. He’s investigating the theft of magical artifacts, and he thinks I’m involved…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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shadow of the wolfSHADOW OF THE WOLF (CENTRAL CITY WOLF CHRONICLES SERIES) by Amelia Wilson

There are two Ryland Ikers. One is the alpha of the Rogues, strict and aggressive. The other longs to love and be loved, but is lost in a war against his past. Krista prefers the latter, and longs to give her heart to him as his mate. But love is hard when you’re a psychic, and the future is always uncertain. Time is running out for the psychic and the alpha. A curse runs rampant through Ryland, and Krista needs to get her powers in check to stop a violent force from appearing. Shifters are going missing, murdered around Central City while a dark shadow blanket over the shifter factions. Can Krista and Ryland’s love blossom? Or will the darkness claim them forever?

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haunted melodyHAUNTED MELODY: A GHOST STORY by Alyson Santos

VS Note: I started reading the reviews to see what the book was about, read the Look Inside and one clicked. The characters grabbed me already!

They say death is the end. I thought so too until I learned it’s just the beginning.

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VS Note: In the mood to hilite my ‘disaster movie’ type books today! With romance of course!

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

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

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

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