New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday June 5

badari warriors babyI have another new release to report too!

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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BADARI WARRIOR’S BABY: MEGAN AND MATEER (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 8) by Veronica Scott

Dr. Megan Garrison, mate to the Badari Warrior pack’s senior enforcer Mateer, is perilously close to the due date of their baby when she’s kidnapped by human malcontents in Sanctuary Valley. The kidnappers threaten to harm her and intend to ransom the half human-half Badari child to the evil Khagrish scientists in return for their own lives.

Mateer and his fellow Badari launch a desperate effort to save his mate and child but the situation is made more complicated as Megan goes into labor. Can they rescue her in time to save mother and child?

A 25K word novella…

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wolf rain naliniWOLF RAIN (PSY CHANGELING TRINITY BOOK 3) by Nalini Singh

VS Note: I’ve had this pre-ordered for forever. I love this series!!! She’s one of my autobuy authors…

Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated existence…until she comes face-to-face with a wolf. Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory knows that her ‘gift’ is nothing so bright. It is a terrible darkness that means she will always be hunted.

But Memory is free now and she intends to live. A certain growly wolf can just deal with it. Alexei prefers to keep his packmates at bay, the bleak history of his family a constant reminder that mating, love, hope is not for him. But Memory, this defiant and fearless woman who stands toe-to-toe with him awakens the most primal part of his nature–and soon, he must make a choice: risk everything or lose Memory to a murderous darkness that wants to annihilate her from existence.

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ice planet honeymoonICE PLANET HONEYMOON: VEKTAL AND GEORGIE by Ruby Dixon

VS Note: A novella.

What happens after happily ever after? Quite a bit, actually. Georgie and Vektal are mated, but Georgie has a few things on her mind before she settles into her new life…
Why not have a honeymoon?
This story is an extended epilogue for Ice Planet Barbarians and is for readers who want a little more of their favorite couple. Don’t start here! Start with book one, Ice Planet Barbarians.

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handling the hybridHANDLING THE HYBRID: A KINDRED TALES NOVEL (BRIDES OF THE KINDRED) by Evangeline Anderson

Tandy has a big problem. She stands to inherit a huge estate and the title of her late aunt but in order to prove herself worthy of the exulted position and the money that comes with it, Tandy must train her first slave. And the slave she is given to train is huge—a muscular Hybrid Kindred with rage dancing in his mismatched eyes and fangs long enough to tear her throat out. How can she possibly subdue such a massive male without losing her life? Then Tandy has an idea—in the dead of night she steals down to her new slave’s cell to offer him a deal.

Quid-pro-quo…

Vrox is enraged to be stuck in this situation. Captured by accident, he is determined to kill whoever tries to enslave him and escape at the first opportunity. But then the curvy little female who bought him offers him a deal—if he will pretend that she has mastered him, she will give him his freedom along with a generous settlement. Vrox is intrigued by the deal but he puts his own spin on the bargain. Whatever Tandy does to him by day to prove that she is a true Mistress, he is allowed to do to her by night, in the privacy of her quarters—including any kind of sexual punishment or mastery.

Feeling she has no choice, Tandy agrees to the huge Hybrid’s terms—never expecting to lose her heart. She thinks Vrox cares for her too, but when the huge Kindred escapes and she is left to face the consequences of their deception alone, she fears that her life is over. Will she survive after…Handling the Hybrid?

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traitors codeTRAITOR’S CODE: FREELANCER 1 (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 3) by Jane Killick

When a dying fugitive begs Cassy to protect a stolen code, she becomes custodian of a secret which could save humanity.

Cassy, a freelance spaceship captain, battles pirates and evades jail as she works to unravel the mystery of the code taken from the Fertillan royal family. Pursuing her, Prince Stephen of the Fertillan Guard delves deeper into her past and discovers someone protecting Cassy from behind the scenes.

Drawn closer together by the investigation, Cassy learns why the Fertillan royal family fears the secrets hidden inside the code and why the fugitive risked everything to steal it. Torn between her love for the prince and the promise of saving humanity, she must choose the dangerous path or betray her own conscience.

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rebel bornREBEL BORN (SECONDBORN BOOK 3) by Amy A Bartol

Roselle St. Sismode is many things: victim of a conspiracy, unwilling host of an ever-evolving mind algorithm, spy for a rebel army, and heir to the Fate of Swords. As a warrior, she’s also the anticipated main event at the Secondborn Trials. When the opening ceremonies erupt in chaos, Roselle is abducted by a sadistic agent with a diabolical plan: transform Roselle into a mind-controlled assassin to topple society. But a rogue scientist has implanted Roselle with a genius technology that is far more powerful. It renders her untouchable. Faster. Stronger. And maybe immortal.

With her enhanced abilities come the highest stakes yet, as Roselle confronts shifting realities at every turn as well as her own mother’s stunning betrayal. Racing against time with a determined resistance group, can Roselle overthrow the forces of destruction and reclaim the most valuable of commodities—her humanity?

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mordjanMORDJAN (CYBORG WARRIORS BOOK 5) by Immortal Angel

As leader of the Siirtian defense force, Mordjan has seen his army destroyed and his people decimated by the Ardaks. Haunted by nightmares and plagued by failing tech, he can’t see a way for his people to survive the next invasion.

Fayelle was the lead healer at the elven realm of Garthurian when the Ardaks released the Red Death. The elven magic failed her then, and her people were slowly dying until the cyborgs brought back a cure they made with their technology. Now for a second time the elves can’t get their crystals to work. With time running out, they are faced with a terrible realization – perhaps they’ll have to rely on technology to succeed.

In a last effort to save their world, the cyborgs and elves team up on a mission to find the Ardak Resistance Force, choosing Mordjan and Fayelle to lead it. It’s a race across space and a race against time that will test the very limits of who they are and what they believe.

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hero codeHERO CODE (STAR KINGDOM BOOK 3) by Lindsay Buroker

Casmir Dabrowski is finally heading back to his home world, determined to gain an audience with the queen and convince her to tell him the secret of his genes. But the terrorists who have been sending robot assassins after him are still there—and still want him dead.

As soon as he lands, the trouble starts. His best friend is whisked off by Royal Intelligence, his new ally walks him into a trap, and he learns the queen isn’t in the city.

But the king is.

Casmir finds himself face to face with the man who has the power to wave a hand and have him and everyone he loves tortured, imprisoned, or even slain. King Jager isn’t pleased with the role Casmir played in keeping Fleet warships from claiming an ancient technology for the Kingdom.

If Casmir can’t convince Jager that he’s worth keeping around, he could lose everything and everyone he cares about.

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foresworn hopeFORESWORN HOPE (SHIFTING ALLIANCES BOOK 7) by Severine Wolfe

Taka Ogata had one goal and that was to get back to Earth and her Laurel. It didn’t matter that she didn’t know how to fly, or where she was in the universe, her path was unswerving, to the point where she always had a guard assigned to her to keep her from killing herself in the attempt. She had suffered greatly from The Accord and wanted nothing to do with it. Everything in her was desperate to get back home.

Oras had seen Taka walking into the room at his friend’s house and immediately knew she was his bond mate. When she attempted to steal a state-of-the-art shuttle, he could not let her harm herself, and he agrees to take her back to Earth, putting his career and life at risk.

Taka trusts no one, so Oras is fighting a losing battle from the very beginning. They must both confront what has happened to her when they face her ultimate goal even foreswearing promises he’s made. The only promise he will not foreswear is to protect her to the very end.

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kiss on kaidavaA KISS ON KAIDAVA (THE MATE INDEX BOOK 6) by S J Sanders

Cara has been looking forward to her happily ever after. With no living family, it is all she has wanted for years and she thought she found it with the love of her life, Ben. When Ben has to go away on a business trip to Kaidava, her fantasies of a perfect life and the image of the man she was to marry quickly begin to unravel when Ben comms confessing that he fell in love with a local Kadesh female. To get the man she wants back Cara will do anything, even break Earth laws by illegally leaving the planet and teaming up with an unscrupulous Kadesh male to get him back.
Lerix has had it with romance. Disgusted with the whole concept, he left his homeworld as a youth on a presumed mating quest to find his mate. After revolutions of getting by as a bodyguard supplemented with thievery, he is eager to return back home. The only catch is that he has to find a temporary stand in mate to get him back on Kaidava. When his plans fall through, he happily finds himself in the company of a female human also eager to make her way planet-side, to chase after a male of all things. He makes her a bargain, pose as his mate and he will help her get him back.
Traveling through Kaidava as they hunt for Ben, they also find themselves the hunted when the jewels Lerix stole from his previous client puts an elite guard and assassins on their trail. To make matters worse, as time passes in her company, Lerix becomes more certain that Cara is his mate.

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unexpected angelUNEXPECTED ANGEL (MARKS MERCENARIES BOOK 2) by N J Walters

Angelina Astoferus is on the run from her uncle, who wants to marry her off as part of a business deal. Her only hope is to find a spaceship to escape on—and a man willing to take her virginity, since her being pure is part of the deal. A desperate escape attempt leads her to the loading docks of the planet Oasis, where she spies Amos. Captivated by him, when the opportunity to sneak on board his ship arises, she takes it.

When Amos Marks discovers a stowaway on his ship, he knows she is big trouble. He and his brothers don’t need two dangerous enemies—her powerful uncle and the jilted warrior from Gravas—but Amos can’t turn his back on her. He decides to help her with her outlandish plan, but neither of them expects that the physical connection between them will lead to so much more.

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kis redemptionKI’S REDEMPTION (AN ALIEN EXCHANGE BOOK 3) by Keri Kruspe

Sherrilyn Marie Cantor firmly believes success doesn’t come to those who sit around and wait for it to show up; it takes determination, discipline, and hard work. At thirty-four, she has it all – a successful business and more money than she can spend until a jealous partner sets her up and frames her for stealing trade secrets. She loses everything and faces a twenty-year federal prison sentence. When an unexpected offer to find “love among the stars” comes her way, she doesn’t hesitate to escape her unjust fate and leaves Earth forever.

A Zerin descended from a secretive line of dragon shapeshifters, M’alalu (Ki) Ki E’eur ignores the fact he’s living a half-life. Broken from childhood guilt for the murder of his parents and six-year-old sister, he silently goes through the motions of everyday life. A former mercenary and friend of the crown prince of Zerin, Ki absorbs a debt his prince intended to take. He’s expendable; the prince isn’t. Now he’s in the crosshairs of a power-hungry despot determined to overthrow the current democratic galactic government.

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black dragonBLACK DRAGON (BYZANTIUM BOOK 1) by Vijaya Schartz

A gambler is cheating in a den of the Byzantium space station, and Lieutenant Zara Frankel intends to catch him in the act. She always gets her man, but this one could prove more than she can handle.
Captain Czerno Drake, code name Black Dragon, has come under cover to break his innocent uncle from the most secure penitentiary in the galaxy, on the Byzantium space station. He will stop at nothing to succeed, even enrolling the help of Zara, the lovely straight arrow GTA enforcer. When Zara realizes that she’s been duped by a shrewd but seductive rebel, her reaction surprises everyone, most of all herself.

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primal possessionPRIMAL POSSESSION (ALPHAS OF SANDOR BOOK 1) by Tabitha Black

Despite being born an Omega, I refused to spend my life in a facility, waiting for a suitable Alpha to claim me as his. Instead, with the help of my family, I broke the law, hiding among the Betas, trying to live a normal life. I enjoyed five years of freedom… then they caught me.

Now I’ve been chosen by Arius, the second most powerful Alpha in Sandor. The moment my scent reached him, overcome by the rut, he had to take me. As his mate, I can have anything my heart desires – anything he has the power to give.
The only thing I don’t have is a choice.

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break the moldBREAK THE MOLD (MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE BOOK 3) by Viola Grace

Lucky was holding the bomb that blew the staff of Adaptation Base to pieces. Instead of suffering from the blast, the acid in the device consumed her soft tissues.
From the moment she came out of medical on a new base, she has been working to assist the cyborgs of the base with customizing the fit and flex of their new adaptations. When her friends come for her, she is relieved, but the station isn’t interested in parting with her quite that easily. The resulting hostilities drive some wedges in the two factions, but a Splice attack has everyone seeing sense in no time.
Nervous around human men, her friends assign Lucky a bodyguard with large wings and rainbow eyes. He is polite, charming, a biologist, and very attentive. If he plays his cards right, he just might get Lucky.

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alien selectionALIEN SELECTION: AN ALIEN INVASION STORY by Honey Phillips

No one has ever valued Lauren. Betrayed by both her father and her ex-husband, she has learned to keep her head down and live day to day. When she is saved from a vicious attack by a strange horned being, she wants to believe his promise of safety – but how can she?

T’saran’s once promising career in the Yehrin fleet was destroyed when he succumbed to the lures of a manipulative female. Now he is assisting with the preparations to invade Earth in the hope of regaining his lost honor. But instead of completing his mission, he is compelled to save a fragile human female. He wishes only to rescue her – but his commander has other plans.

Can T’saran give up everything for a chance at an uncertain future? Can Lauren find the inner strength to help them both?

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mated to the alien warriors juno wellsMATED TO THE ALIEN WARRIORS by Juno Wells

Hannah joined the CIA for adventure and excitement. Being accepted should have been the greatest day of her life.
Then she finds out that she’s being sent into space. An observer, a data gatherer because first contact has been made with an alien race.
The old questions are answered, we’re not alone in the universe, and Hannah has a front row seat. The view from that seat is stunning. The aliens are sexy and she had no idea they were holding a contest in her honor. No, not in her honor, FOR her. The winning team gets her as the prize. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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her cold blooded mercenaryHER COLD BLOODED MERCENARY (LEVEKK INVADERS NOOK 3) by Lea Linnett

Taz has always fought; for herself as a child, for her sister as an adult, and for her people as a rebel. And the levekk–the aliens who invaded her planet centuries earlier–have always been her enemy.

So when her leader hires a levekk mercenary from off-planet, Taz knows she can’t trust him. It’s bad enough that he’s a mercenary, but with his wandering eyes and teasing tongue, it’s obvious he’s the worst kind of levekk: a tourist.

But there are humans missing from New Chicago, and Kamanek is the only one who’ll help her get them back. If she wants to keep fighting for her people, she might have to ask the very alien she should hate the most for help–one who makes her blood boil in more ways than one.

Kamanek is on the run and desperate–why else would he come to a fringe planet with such archaic laws about who he’s allowed to take to his bed? But CL-32 does have its perks…

And the fiery human who greeted him with a blade to the face might just be the greatest one. She’s as explosive as fireworks and hot enough to burn, but he’s been trained from childhood to keep his attachments skin-deep. Skin and scales can heal, after all.

But the feelings she awakens in him are dangerous–more dangerous than anything his life as a mercenary can throw at him–and if they run deep enough, they might just be fatal.

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zylonns human brideZYLONN’S HUMAN BRIDE (TARRKUAN MASTERS BOOK 1) by Sue Lyndon

Nova doesn’t want to leave home, but she doesn’t have a choice. The dome-cities on Earth need reactor material and the Tarrkuans are willing to provide it–in exchange for a steady supply of fertile human females, that is. Chosen by her own people, Nova must leave Earth and become the bride of a huge, fierce-looking alien named Zylonn.

Not long after her arrival on Tarrkua, Zylonn catches her speaking out against the trade agreement, and the no-nonsense alien scolds her and promises her …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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taking his captiveTAKING HIS CAPTIVE (ZALARYNN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Viki Storm

ORLON -My mission is to rescue the human female captive. An awful lot of trouble to go through for one measly human, but she’s supposedly our last chance to win a desperately hopeless war.
Turns out there’s a problem. A big one.
The moment I see her, tied up and abused, I sense her strength, her beauty, her soul–and I know that she’s not any ordinary captive.
She’s my captive now. But she’s more than that: she’s my mate.
I don’t care what my orders are, there’s no way I’m putting her in harm’s way, even if it means risking the entire planet…

SUSE – I’ve been captured and sold enough times to know never to trust anyone–especially a huge, barbaric alien who tells me to be quiet and obey his orders.
And he even has the nerve to say he’s rescuing me. Yeah right. I’m not stupid enough to fall for that.
He won’t tell me why he took me or where we’re going. And that scares me. Especially because, little does he know, I’m the one who started this war.

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b girlB-GIRL: A DARK SCIFI ALIEN ROMANCE by Morgan Trinity

Over a hundred years ago an alien species we call Ophidians crashed on Earth drowning over ninety percent of the landmass in water. The aliens wasted no time in conquering humanity and ruling over us from the high towers of the sanctuary cities scattered all over the world. These cities were our only refuge from the raging seas below. To live here, we had to submit to our alien overlords or drown.

Welcome to the City of Sanctum, one of the dark cities where danger lurked in every shadow and one wrong turn or a bad deal could be the end of you.
Why did I come here?
Oh, yeah… my father was sick, and I needed a lot of money.

Together with my team, we stole a very important piece of tech, selling this thing would have set us up for life! Now they held my friends’ prisoner, and I am left with no other choice but to take my place on the auction block to attempt a rescue. The goal was simple: Slip into the auction and get my friends out of there.
I wasn’t expecting anyone to buy me.
But someone did.
The Alien Prince of Sanctum himself.
The man I robbed.

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breakoutBREAKOUT by A M Rose

VS Note: Scifi with a bit of romantic elements but sounds exciting.

Six days.That’s the amount of time until Lezah’s execution.

She’ll die never knowing what got her locked up in that godforsaken prison in the first place. Her only chance of survival is to escape. Except the monitoring bracelet that digs into her wrist, the roaming AI, and the implant in her neck make freedom close to impossible.

Her best chance is to team up with the four other inmates who are determined to break out, even if one of them is beyond gorgeous, annoying—oh, and in for murder. But he has a secret of his own. One that could break Lezah if she finds out, but could also set him free.

Figuring out how to work with him and the rest of this mismatched group of criminals is the only way Lezah will survive to see the outside world again. But nothing in this prison is as it seems. And no one.

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cosmic keeperCOSMIC KEEPER by Stella Cassy

I was taken from Earth to be sold at auction. I was confused and lost. Now I am left relying on the help of an extremely sexy and chiseled, dragon-man who seems to be amused by me.
I can’t trust him; I am no fool. I heard the others talking. He is just looking to gain first commander in their army. Why would he want to help me out?
It doesn’t matter. I am going to escape, even if I must go through the one alien who seems to be on my side.

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cosmic loverCOSMIC LOVER (DRAGON SCALES BOOK 3) by Stella Cassy

Trapped on the Pax planet, I quickly learned that I was disposable as the next slave.
Everything was going wrong until HE showed up.
Dashel, the youngest co-commander of the Hielsrane fleet. He is strong and hot but also gentle and nice. It seems he has taken a liking to me. Well I know the feeling is mutual…
But he is still inexperienced on the battlefield. And with a raging war, and everything on the line, will he really give up everything we have built just to prove he is worthy to his upper command?

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ruin ce;lia lorenRUIN: ARDAN K’IR (VAXILLIUS GALAXY EPIC) by Celia Loren

Pria – Found abandoned as a young girl by a trader who immediately recognized her beauty and sold her into slavery, Pria was destined to spend the rest of her days at a notorious concubine training facility on the planet Arca, waiting to be bought.
She was taught many secrets of the sexual arts, how to be unwaveringly subservient, and above all, how to please her future masters.
But nothing could really have prepared Pria for the day of her purchase…to be the play thing for a savage gladiator they call “Ruin”.

Ruin – Growing up in the slums of a pirate planet, his prostitute mother left him an orphan to fend for himself. He fought to survive, often killing whoever stood in his way of food and resources. Eventually conscripted into the rebel resistance, Ruin went on to become a great fighter pilot until his squadron was destroyed in battle and he was captured and sent to the Grange, a gladiatorial arena on the space city of Harcos.
His days are spent in the fighting pits, slaying rare and horrific beasts from far away galaxies. His nights are spent in the company of beautiful concubines.
There is no man or beast in the Vaxilius Galaxy that Ruin fears…but he may have finally met his match with the concubine waiting in his cell tonight.

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rogues taleROGUE’S TALE (ROGUE STAR BOOK 7) by Ava York

Trust doesn’t come easy to me. Sweet words don’t mean a thing.
So why do I feel like I could lean on his broad golden shoulders, and he’ll catch me?Yeah, I know. I’ve got a  reputation as the b*tch of the Rogue Star. Angry, snappish Xyla, who’d rather argue than eat. I don’t trust anyone else to look out for me.  I learned that lesson young. But Gallus doesn’t expect anything. He’s just there. Waiting. Watching. With a gaze that makes my blood heat. Words are weapons. And stories can spark a rebellion. When it’s time to stop running and start fighting, maybe I’ve found my one true ally. Even if it’s against the rest of the crew.

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saving veritySAVING VERITY: A STEAMPUNK ROMANTIC MYSTERY  (EXPERIMENTS IN LOVE AND STEEL BOOK 1) by Alleyne Dickens

The Soul-Catcher – Reclusive inventor Verity Calvert discovered a secret way to animate artificial bodies with captured souls. Once she has the means to perpetually power those bodies, she can propel her mechanical horses to worldwide fame. Or create something much more lethal. Her quest for a rare mineral to complete the battery brings her face to face with a clever detective over the body of a dead man.

The Detective – When a customs agent is murdered in his warehouse, Scotland Yard assigns their best. Despite his perfect record, Detective Inspector Jacob Howell has grown cynical investigating the dark side of London, until he crosses paths with the brilliant and unexpectedly compassionate inventress. He senses she’s the key to this mystery, but to solve the case he must find her again in the overcrowded city.

The Killer – Someone has learned Verity’s secrets. Someone willing to kill to stop her. Can Howell convince her to trust him before the murderer takes her life and her soul?

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king of ruinKING OF RUIN (LORDS OF SIDHE BOOK 1) by May Sage

After the seven lords of Sidhe are massacred in one day, the thrones of the fae realm pass down to their heirs.
The Iron Circle remains leaderless, as its true lord lives in another world.
The nobles of the realm will find the heir, and they will destroy him.
Or her.
West, in the Silver Circle, a new lord has taken the throne.
A warrior who never hesitates to crush ants for the good of the world.
A man whose rule will change the fate of their realms.
Melpomene has never known where she came from, and after centuries, she’s stopped caring.
Until the fae take her, dragging her to a land where bloodlines and power is everything.
To survive, she needs to embrace the monster buried inside.

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felixFELIX (CLUB CRIMSON BOOK 4) by Terry Bolryder

Felix doesn’t mind that most people don’t look beyond his beautiful, charming exterior. He doesn’t care if people know him as the frivolous ’Fifi’ or as the deadly assassin ‘Darkness’. There was only one woman he wanted to share all of himself with, and losing her made him lock down his heart. But when she shows up again, like a ghost, all he wants is to grab hold of her and never let her go.

Diana has only one need: vengeance. The only man she loved is responsible for her downfall, and she’s not stopping until she makes him pay. But from the second she finds him, things get complicated. She should be stabbing him, but all she wants to do is press up against his incredible body and let him kiss all her problems away. Just one more time. Then another. Until the past fades away in his arms.

As Felix reunites with Diana, the connection between them is more powerful than ever before, showing in every kiss, every touch, every heated whisper in the dark. But even if they can let the past go and be together, someone more dark and sinister than they can imagine is watching, ready to tear them apart.

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give up the ghostGIVE UP THE GHOST (NOT DEAD YET BOOK 2) by Jenn Burke

Immortal not-ghost Wes Cooper and his vampire partner, Hudson Rojas, have it all—rewarding private investigation work, great friends and, most important, a love that’s endured. But ever since Wes sent a demon screaming back to the beyond, his abilities have grown overpowering and overwhelming. He’s hiding the fact that he’s losing control the best he can, but it’s hard to keep anything a secret for long when your partner’s a former cop…and especially when your partner’s a former cop who wants to move in together.

When all hell literally breaks loose in Toronto and superstrength ghosts are unleashed on Wes and his friends, he and Hudson are thrown into a case unlike any they’ve seen before. To save the city, Wes needs to harness his new power…and find some answers. But when he gets them, the solution to fix it all could mean losing everything.

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crown of contemptCROWN OF CONTEMPT (THE NOVI NAVARRO CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Emigh Cannaday

Novi Navarro’s life hangs in the balance after being sentenced to serve in the Temple of the Chimera. The Prioress in charge seems intent on breaking not only her spirit, but the spirit of every living thing within those impenetrable walls. When a chance encounter leads to an unexpected friendship with one of the sacred creatures inside, she discovers a new reason to go on.

Betrayed by his own blood, Prince Fallon has given up on his family, but he hasn’t given up on his dreams of a better world–preferably one with Novi by his side. When he presents her with three different choices of how her fate will unfold, Novi must decide which path to take…and there will be no turning back.

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nurse for the wolfmanA NURSE FOR THE WOLFMAN (CHIMERA SECRETS BOOK 1) by Eve Langlais

The job offer is a dream come true. Three times her usual salary. Free meals and a suite. The only catch? Margaret can’t tell anyone about it.
Hidden in the Rockies, the clinic is well protected and…odd. It doesn’t take her long to realize the doctors and scientists are up to no good. Especially once she meets Luke.
Her patient is an angry man who used to be a soldier. Now, he’s something else. A savage beast with gentle eyes that glow green when he’s agitated.
What has he become?
And will she be next?

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twisted susi hawkeTWISTED (ALPHABITS BOOK 5) by Susi Hawke and Crista Crown

Patton Ryder has always taken pride in the differences between him and his twin brother, Ozzy. But now that Ozzy is mated and has a growing family, Patton is starting to realize that maybe being completely different isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Axel Wilson is extremely protective of his former street crew, a bunch of child thieves who are under the care of his mentor, Saul Hagin. But Saul is dead, and Saul’s mate Ira has dollar signs where his heart should be. Not knowing what else to do, Axel makes a call for help, not realizing that his problem is going to land smack dab in front of the Alphabits, and drop him right on top of his true mate’s lap…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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before the broken starBEFORE THE BROKEN STAR (THE EVERMORE CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Emily R King

Everley Donovan is living on borrowed time. The lone survivor of her family’s unexplained assassination, she was saved by an ingeniously crafted clockwork heart. But the time she was given won’t last forever. Now, every tick-tock reminds her how fragile her existence is and hastens her quest to expose Killian Markham, the navy admiral who shattered her world and left her for dead. But Everley’s hunt for justice will be a long and hard-won voyage.

Her journey takes her to a penal colony on a cursed isle, where she will be married off and charged to build the new world. It is here, and beyond, that hidden realms hide, treasures are unearthed, her family secrets are buried, and young love will test the strength of her makeshift heart. When Everley discovers Markham may not be who he seems, her pursuit for truth is bound to his redemption, her tragic history, and her astonishing destiny.

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trialsTRIALS (ACADEMY OF UNPREDICTABLE MAGIC BOOK 2) by Sadie Moss

I survived my first semester at the Academy of Unpredictable Magic. Apparently, the universe took that as a challenge…For years, Unpredictables have been brushed aside by the rest of the magical community. Now people are starting to pay attention—and I’m not entirely sure that’s a good thing.
I’ve always been content to fly under the radar, but now that we’ve been invited to participate in the Inter-academy Trials, the entire school will be in the spotlight.
As if trying to sort out my feelings for the four insanely gorgeous men who all want to date me wasn’t enough, now I’m juggling magical games, deadly plots, unexpected allies, and notoriety I never asked for.
All right, second semester. Do your worst.

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night surrenderNIGHT SURRENDER (NIGHT WOLVES BOOK 3) by Godiva Glenn

Lone wolves aren’t satisfied wolves.This is a lesson Wyatt has learned the hard way. After pissing off his would-be mate and picking a fight—and losing—to his friend and mentor, Wyatt takes off. He throws himself into his mission, running between the many lupine packs scattered through the States, solving problems and offering assistance where he can.

But he keeps going back to where it all went wrong. A little city where he found his true self, and hated what was revealed. Except now, every time he visits he’s drawn closer to the charms of a human woman named Nancy.

She’s everything he doesn’t need. I mean hell, she’s human. He needs a spirited wolf to keep him interested. She’s just a bookkeeper who likes museums and art. So why can’t he leave her alone?

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shadow touchedSHADOW TOUCHED (THE VEIL KEEPER BOOK 1) by Harper Wylde

My name is Lorn, and I’m a witch. Or at least, I thought I was.
Turns out, things aren’t always what they seem.
My magic has always been different from others of my kind—untamed. Something to hide, even in my own world, along with my monster-filled dreams and odd ‘episodes.’
When my entire life is turned upside down with a single drop of blood, the mysterious magick I’ve been trying to hide finally catches up to me.
Deserted and stranded on my own, four strangers offer me asylum and a place to call home. At least, for now.
With the help of Dason, Chayton, Axel, and Kota, I’m discovering the truth about myself as my past and my future collide. The world I grew up in was a lie, and now I’m learning how to use my magick, who my enemies are, and that the beasts stalking my sleep are actually real. And they’re my problem.
Surrounded by deadly threats, the guys and I navigate a world full of supernatural creatures, each with their own agendas, to gather the intel we need to defeat the darkness. Hopefully for good.
There’s danger in the shadows, but I’ll be dead before I let it win.
And I’m just getting started.

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between the tidesBETWEEN THE TIDES by Various

When you stand beside the water, listening to the waves, what is it you feel?
Calm? Rage? Hope? Despair?
Love?
The sea is a place where every emotion can be felt, every crash of the waves upon the shore a match to the beating of your own heart, no matter what is going on inside it.

“Between the Tides” is just that. A beating heart that rushes at you from the shoreline, and dares you deeper into the waves. Do the depths of the ocean offer a sweet respite from the world around you? Or are the snow fed lakes in the mountains that place where you can go to create an ice wall around your heart, or perhaps break it asunder?

Come with us where the creatures of the deeps and the shallows, creatures out of myth and legend, come to life and drag you into the waves.
Who knows, you might get lost on a pirate ship or carried away by a kracken.

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rosieROSIE (DJINN REBELLION BOOK 4) by Jessica Cage

When you’re a djinn, fixing all your problems can be as simple as snapping your fingers. This isn’t one of those times.

We all have our crosses to bear. The demons of our past haunt the corners of our minds. More often than not, those demons stay locked away, never to see the light of day. Rosie is not so lucky.

Rosie has secrets so dark that she fears what will happen when they come to light. The ritual that made her what she has become was derived from the purest sources of evil. It bound her to the darkest warlock ever known to man. For centuries she has tried to outrun that bond, but she just lost the race.

With the threat of discovery looming over her and the ones she now considers family, all her carefully-guarded secrets will come to light. With those hidden truths exposed, and the bond with darkness strengthening, Rosie may be the one to cause of a second coming apocalypse.

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hunt of the godsHUNT OF THE GODS (AREIOS BROTHERS BOOK 2) by Amy Braun

VS Note: I’ve been enjoying the snippets Amy has shared on the Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop…not a romance, however.

Two months have passed since Derek Areios—war-scion and heir of Ares—and the band of rogue scions he’s aligned with recovered both the Thunderbolt of Zeus and the Heart of the Devourer and returned them to the Gods. During the battle, Derek discovered he could control not only the element of fire, as all war scions can, but also the dark element “aether,” making him the only scion alive to wield two types of elemental magic.

Commanded by Zeus to retrieve the Trinity Weapons and the Shards of Cronus, Derek and the rogue scions are thwarted in their goal by a gang of water scions with a grudge against one of the rogues—Thea, heir of Poseidon. Both groups travel to an uninhabited island to recover one of the Shards––the Eye that belonged to Cronus, King of the Titans. But what they encounter will lead them down a path of brutal betrayals, hard truths, painful memories, and desperate actions…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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rage k a knightRAGE (HER MONSTERS BOOK 1) by K A Knight

My husband killed me.
Then he screwed his way through the city, the only problem? I didn’t stay dead. It seems killing me woke something deep inside, something so dark and buried so deep I never knew it was there.
I don’t know what I am, I don’t really care. All I can think about is revenge, even as the monsters in the dark start to surround me. Their horns and black eyes, mouths filled with fangs claiming I am theirs.
My monsters will have to wait, he will regret the day he crossed me.
Are you scared of the dark? You should be.

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his innocent mateHIS INNOCENT MATE (UNFORGIVEN COUNTRY BOOK 1) by Jordan Marie and Jenika Snow

Wyatt’s a shifter. A big bad wolf.
I’m a human girl.
I may be back in town to take care of my sick grandmother, but this is no fairytale.
I love him. I’ve loved him for years, but he’s forbidden to me.
I’ll never belong to him and if I tried, he’d not only devour me, eventually his one true mate would come along.
A wolf like him.
Even knowing that, I still seek him out—only wanting one small taste to live on before I return back to the city and leave him behind forever.
But something has changed.
Wyatt is refusing to let me walk away again. It can never work. Nowhere in the bedtime stories does the girl get to keep her wolf.
I try to resist, to be logical. Then, he whispers two little words that makes my heart stutter in my chest. Two little words that promises me everything I’ve ever wanted.
My mate.
Will it be safe to share my basket of goodies when the wolf I love flashes those big teeth at me, promising forever?

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tale of woahA TALE OF WOAH (THE FOX AND THE HOUNDS BOOK 1) by Jacquelyn Faye

As the daughter of an Inari Fox, celestial messenger to the gods, I should have been reverent, wise, and collected like my father. As the daughter of a kitsune queen, I should have been poised and delicate, with just a hint of playfulness to pay homage to the fox spirit within, just like my mother. Unfortunately, genetics can be unpredictable, and they ended up with a hot mess dipped in sarcasm, rolled in spunk, drizzled with sass, and sprinkled with pop-rocks.
Hi! My name’s Kaede, and I’m that mess.
Life was a never-ending series of clubbing and drinking with my bodyguard, Hiroki. That was his official title, but he’s more of a babysitter. He’s a nogitsune, kind of like a kitsune, but more physically badass with a little less spiritual oomph. I have the hots for him, but he’s afraid of losing important pieces of his anatomy if my parents catch him touching their daughter…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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shadow wood academySHADOW WOOD ACADEMY CHRONICLES by Ally Summers

I was never special, until now.
I know what you’re thinking. Sad lonely professor finds herself with five sinfully hot men who want her and suddenly life is magical and happy. I wish that was real.
That’s not how this story goes.

You have no idea what happens inside the gates at Shadow Wood Academy. Neither did I until I was summoned by the broody headmaster. Lured is a more accurate way to describe how Jake Windsor tricked me into walking through the academy’s doors.

Humans don’t attend Shadow Wood. Not as students or teachers. I learn that the first night I’m locked in the faculty tower with no way out. Guys are howling outside my window. There is a girl walking on the roof. And I swear one kid keeps licking his lips every time he sees me.

I need to escape, but there is something alluring about the men who want me to stay. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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twisted tidesTWISTED TIDES (WICKED WAVES BOOK 1) by Erin O’Kane and Loxley Savage

Growing up beneath the firm grasp of the evil Kraken Queen is all Lyn has ever known. Under her harsh gaze, Lyn’s every move is watched and scrutinized, waiting for her to make a mistake. Should she place even a fin out of line, she will suffer the wrath of the Kraken’s Kiss.
Unable to endure the Queen’s envious stare any longer, Lyn escapes with the help of her only friend.
In her plight for freedom she flees to the one place she feels safe, her island. Unbeknownst to Lyn, two strangers await her there, determined to change her fate.
Meanwhile, a war between the underwater kingdoms escalates as the opposing princes continue to search for their missing mate.
Will Lyn find her freedom away from the tentacles of the Kraken Queen? Or will she forever be ensnared in the constant shifting of the twisted tides?

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dragon masters tamsin bakerDRAGON MASTERS: FANTASY ROMANCE DUET by Tamsin Baker

I dream of the man who would be King.
But for me, he’s forbidden.
Prince Leonide — A fearless warrior.
His kingdom depends on him to survive.
I fantasize about him every single night.
His strong arms.
Those deep piercing eyes.
He’s the alpha male I can’t resist.
And me?
I’m a princess.
The last dragon rider of Limea. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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shadow glassSHADOW GLASS (THE RED MASQUES BOOK 3) by M Sinclair

We couldn’t deny that magic existed. We couldn’t deny the growing feelings between all of us. So what is a girl to do? I can barely focus on the life-altering knowledge that an entire realm of magic exists, let alone my eight boyfriends. Oh and don’t forget my two princes!
Oh no. When did they become my princes?
Just ignore that.
Chaos is the law of the land in our household. Violence? The norm. Blood? Are you actually surprised? So. Yeah. I guess the only thing to do is to roll with it. I just hope that we finally get some answers because things are getting odder by the moment. I know that Edwin says that we don’t have magic yet, but I’m just not sure I believe that completely.
I’m just hoping we can make it to Thanksgiving without losing our minds. Well… more than we already have. Wish me luck!

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sheppardSHEPPARD: MARSHALL’S SHADOW BOOK 1 by Kathi S Barton

Harrison Parker had no family and no ties. She was invisible to be traced. Her job with the government was top secret. So secret that she only reported to two people. Now, she was the target and she had to figure out who wanted her dead. Hurt, and laying low, she reached out to the only man she trusted, an old man she had befriended in the cemetery, Sheppard Marshall.

Sheppard Marshall had been grieving the loss of his Millie for the last fifteen years. He would sit by her grave every day. He was an old man of ninety, and he looked forward to the visits he received from the sassy woman, Harrison Parker. Over time he had grown very fond of her, and when he received the message that she needed his help, Sheppard would help her or die trying.

His grandson, Sheppard or Shep, wasn’t letting the old man go alone. If he got hurt, Shep wouldn’t be able to live with himself. Even though the Marshall men were jaguars, that didn’t mean the old man couldn’t get into a situation that got him hurt or possibly killed.

The bullet had gone clear through, but the poison it had been laced with left Harrison with a high fever and near death. Shep didn’t know what this woman was into, but he knew two things—she was dangerous, and she was his mate. What kind of mess had the old man gotten him into now?

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mate of fireMATE OF FIRE (DRACON MATES BOOK 3) by Siren Allen

VS Note: Re-release, expanded from a short story.

His touch awakened a part of her she never knew existed.
Kya Leggett’s mission is simple: save her twin sister from the fire-breathing bastards at the Dracon Castle. She hadn’t planned on having one of those bastards show interest in her. She definitely hadn’t planned on letting him touch her in ways that left her gasping for air. Is his interest in her legit? Or is it meant to distract her from what’s really going on at the castle of dragons?

From the second he laid eyes on her, Drax Dracon knew Kya belonged to him.
She’s everything he asked the Fates for: a passionate warrior female who is beautiful inside and out. Now, all he has to do is convince her that she belongs with him at the Dracon Castle. Will she accept him as her mate, or will his fire be too much for her to handle?

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fated to be familyFATED TO BE FAMILY (KINDRED OF ARKADIA BOOK 2) by Alanea Alder

VS Note: A re-release

Kate Edwards has everything she has ever dreamed of. She is free from her old Alpha and his abusive ways and is mated to an extremely hot and sexy man who is also the Alpha of the Arkadian wolf pack. She has formed a bond with the new Alpha Mother and everyday watching Rebecca keeps her entertained. She couldn’t ask for more.
Bran McGregor has always taken care of his pack. But it wasn’t until Kate came into his life has he really felt like he has begun to live. His pack and town are safe and sex with Kate is off the charts. What more could a man and Alpha ask for?
Caleb Donovan is finally getting back on his feet after the devastating loss of his best friend and mother to his twin sons. He has bought a house and has found a job in the shifter only town of Arkadia and is ready to watch his sons grow within the safety of town’s perimeter. What more could a father ask for?
But Fate has a way of giving you what you didn’t even know you needed. How long will it take three hearts to become one, a town to come together and for their friends to realize that sometimes you can be Fated to Be Family.

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hexes and ohsHEXES AND OHS (LOW COUNTRY WITCHES BOOK 1) by Koko Brown and Taige Crenshaw

VS Note: A re-release. From April.

Rosalind Fletcher is a witch but that’s not her only secret. Her one-of-a-kind wedding cakes are infused with a loving spell that produces long-lasting marriages where the men never stray, the women don’t nag, and none of the blissful couples end up in divorce court.

What happens when a bewitched cake falls into the hands of the wrong person? Like her worst enemy Ace Benedict, who accidentally eats a sample meant for his clients? Well…all hormones break loose!

Surrendering to Ace’s lustful appetites proves far easier than finding an antidote, for the conflicted low country witch with a sweet tooth for the blond tight end.

Can Rosalind alter the bewitching powers of a hundred-year old spell before things get out of hand? Will she let her conscience guide her to a remedy or will her heart lock them both in a sham?

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nothing left of meNOTHING LEFT OF ME by J Hali Steele

Beauty is not fleeting when worn by an immortal.
An erotic liaison will leave humans vulnerable to blood thirsty monsters!

Brax Sevan oversees immortals populating earth; wily creatures humans ridiculously explain away with childish tales of boogeymen. He ensures annihilation of beasts who become careless and those who defiantly flaunt his rules. Curiosity as much as outrage sends him to delve into why one of his was killed by another vampire. What Brax finds sways steadfast objectivity, strips him of calm reserve and aloofness honed over many lifetimes. The guilty individual starts a fire that will not be suppressed and what Brax does next may cost his powerful position.

Cador Ridge spent hundreds of years as a consort to emperors, kings, powerful men from every walk of life, but he bows to no one. Then or now. His existence, though hard and sometimes rife with loneliness, is tolerable until another like him dies at Cador’s hand. Running was useless as there is no place to hide from their self-appointed leader whom he has managed to avoid for centuries. He didn’t expect Lord Vampire himself to pay a personal visit nor did Cador believe the contemptuous bastard would steal everything—but his life!

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musesMUSES (PARANORMAL GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Elizabeth Andre

A lesbian ghost with a broken heart. Sisters who never want her reunited with her lost love. A binding spell that must be broken. 
After a Halloween party ends with an untimely death, paranormal investigators Maya and Julie are called in to check out ghostly happenings at a house built by a patent medicine magnate at the turn of the 20th century. The magnate’s daughters lived in the house their whole lives and never left, even after death. Now, they’re angry and taking it out on anyone who enters the house. Maya and Julie have to figure out why and reignite a love that was always meant to be.
Or the sisters’ torment will never end.

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GHOULS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN by CeCe Rose and Scarlett Snow

VS Note: I was not a fan of the cover. Authors state **Ghouls is a Paranormal, Dark Comedy, Reverse Harem Series. 

Everything I was worried about days ago seems unimportant now. Would that guy text me back? Why is my friend running late to meet me? Will I get that new job?Now my to do list looks a little more like this: -Be undead.-Don’t suck at being undead like I did at being alive. -Save 10,000 souls by helping them cross over to heaven… or wherever it is they go. -Try not to piss off my new manager in hell. -Eat human flesh to survive as a Ghoul…. Can I pass on that one?

That’s not to mention the temptations of the devil himself, my new soul-saving partner, Jasper, and an old friend who has more deadly secrets than there are graves in my backyard. (And I live in a cemetery.) With just three days to save my first soul, and my own undead life, I’ll need all the help I can get.

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drop in the oceanA DROP IN THE OCEAN (KINGDOM OF THE SEA BOOK 2) by Vivienne Savage and Domino Taylor

They claim she isn’t ready. But she’ll prove Atlantis’s throne belongs to her. Despite Kai’s many accomplishments, nothing is enough to assuage the nobles hoping to deny her the throne. Taking it out from under them won’t be easy.

Few mers know sacrifice better than Manu. He’ll forfeit anything for Kai to succeed, even if it means denying their newfound affection. Even if it means breaking his own heart.
After all, neither of them has time for romance–Calypso’s vile Gloom has evolved. The mers of Atlantis will need new allies if they’re to overcome the darkness creeping toward their kingdom. And Kai must truly learn what it means to be a queen if she’s to be trusted with Atlantis’s safety.
shadow warrior christine feehanSHADOW WARRIOR (SHADOW RIDERS BOOK 4) by Christine Feehan

Vittorio Ferraro is a man whose family loyalty knows no bounds. He would die for his siblings and the people they love, but what he really wants is to start a family of his own. Deep down, Vittorio has always known finding a woman who could ride shadows would be nearly impossible—let alone one who could accept his particular needs—and he never expected to find her in the middle of a kidnapping.…

Grace Murphy has always been drawn to Vittorio Ferraro—or at least to the billionaire’s public bad-boy persona. Now that she’s under his protection and the sole focus of his intense caring, she can’t help wanting to get as close to him as possible. But Grace knows her presence is putting the entire Ferraro family in danger. Her monster of a brother will never let her go, but Vittorio has no intention of losing the woman whose shadow matches his own.

seeing redSEEING RED: A HALPERT-MCGONAUGH PACK NOVEL by Jeanette Lynn
One night, one chance, a pack masquerade party. It was the perfect opportunity, and Charlotte was going to take it.
She had a plan, a harebrained, half-baked scheme, but she was willing to give it a shot if it meant there was a chance she might get her happily ever after.
Some things are worth the risk. Charlotte knew she was taking a big one.
Will the wolf she’s had her eye on for some time now accept her offer? Or will this shiftless shifter be left howling at the moon?
harlowHARLOW (THE REGAL FAE AND PAWN SERIES BOOK 1) by Carrie King

Honestly, I don’t know what I have to complain about. I already have a steady beer budget, a best friend, and some kick-ass boots. That’s all a girl needs in life!

Well, except the respect of her peers. And a place an orphaned Half-Fae can permanently call home, like my mentor’s shop, The Regal Fae Pawn and Loan. Or a clue about who I am and why I’m here, or why I was given up.

Okay, there are some outstanding claim tickets in my life, I guess you could say.

But I seriously don’t see how a cobalt blue-eyed Borderlands Captain named Alaric Sinclair, who literally smashes into my Shop seeking a murdering dragon-gold smuggler is supposed to help my situation. But then the arrogant jackasses of the Pawn Council dangle an enticing gem —help Captain Sinclair catch the smuggler while dodging assassins, and they’ll give me The Regal . It seems simple, even if I can’t stop thinking about how naked Captain Sinclair is under his clothes.
But some of those claim tickets are still outstanding and might end up melting me like a piece of rotten goblin steel.

One thing I know for sure: Cobalt blue, when ingested or inhaled, is toxic.

darkness risingDARKNESS RISING (DARKNESS SERIES BOOK 9) by Katie Reus
When a bringer of death…Awakened after millennia, dragon warrior Reaper is ready to fulfill his destiny…until he sees Greer. With one glimpse, everything Reaper has ever known throughout his very long life is irrevocably changed. Greer’s his mate, he feels it in his blood, in his soul—but convincing her is another matter. The dragon clan healer finds him obnoxious and annoying, but he knows a woman’s interest when he smells it. And Greer smells like one word: mine.

Meets a giver of life…
Greer has spent hundreds of years using her healing abilities for the good of others, making her the polar opposite of Reaper. The ferocious war general may be an ancient, but his arrogance proves he hasn’t spent any of that time learning about women. Greer is displeased when her Alpha sends her to New Orleans with the insufferable warrior—then she sees him in action against a menace threatening to tear the city apart. Fierce, protective, magnificent…mate-worthy. Maybe opposites do attract, but if they want to live long enough to find out, they’ll first have to save the world teetering on the brink of obliteration.

unraveling karen lordUNRAVELING by Karen Lord
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note…
Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual murders is not yet complete. A near-death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits. There, she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster, who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her files.

It appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose, chasing a myth to achieve immortality. Together, Miranda, Chance, and the Trickster must travel through conjured mazes, following threads of memory to locate the shadowy killer. As they journey deeper, they discover even more questions that will take pain and patience to answer. What is the price of power? Where is the path to redemption? And how can they stop the man—or monster—who would kill the innocent to live forever?

eeliEELI (THE BROTHERHOOD OF OMARR BOOK 3) by Bobbie Rayne and Steph Marie

Eeli~I’ve been training my entire life for this; I need to be the best, the best fighter, the best dragon rider in the entire brotherhood. This is what I was born for. The only problem is that my bonded dragon, Bodhi, and I can’t seem to get it together. One minute I think we’re connecting properly, and the next she’s taking off, leading me to the one guy I don’t want to know: Slash. He’s basically the opposite of me in every way, and I don’t get why he’s suddenly everywhere I turn, but I can’t deny how he makes me feel when he looks at me.

Slash~Three years ago my sister and I had to come to a new town and started new schools without our parents’ unconditional love and support. My uncle’s an uncaring drunk, so I’m doing the best I can to keep us both clothed and fed with only an after school job. If I didn’t have her to live for, the loneliness would be excruciating. Now, with only a few months until graduation, I’ve suddenly made a friend because of my sister, and another guy keeps stumbling into me who I think needs help: Eeli. I don’t understand why no one else sees how oddly he’s behaving, but I can’t deny my attraction for him is growing with every mishap.

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shadow and flameSHADOW AND FLAME (ONYX AND IVORY) by Mindee Arnett

They call her the Wilder Queen. It’s a title given to Kate Brighton for her role in the war between the wilder rebellion and the Rimish empire. It’s a title that was hard earned: Kate may have saved her people, but many were lost in the conflict, immortalized in the tattoos of fire that grace her arms.

And it’s a title that Kate never wanted. The rebellion may have made a home for themselves in a country that wants to cast them out, but the peace will never be safe while Edwin, the illegitimate king of Rime, sits upon its throne. And for that, the Wilder Queen must keep hers.

Now war is brewing once again. Kate and her allies receive word of a threat to their ambassador in the Rimish capital; meanwhile, across the channel in Seva, an army is being assembled to conquer Rime—and a prisoner slave named Clash may hold the key to ending the conflict once and for all.

As enemies close in on Kate and Clash from all sides, they must choose where their loyalties lie—with their people, with their loved ones, or with themselves.

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ravaged captiveRAVAGED CAPTIVE: A REVERSE HAREM OMEGAVERSE DARK ROMANCE (WREN’S SONG BOOK 4) by Addison Cain

The ultimate sacrifice…Drenched in wealth and power, Caspian holds my city by the throat. No man or woman denies him, not even me.
But he owes me a debt I intended to collect.
Our trade was fair–my submission to his pack for the lives of my wards.

Pleasure, willing female attention, affection, he’s starved for such things. Starved for me.
And though he may have tricked me into his bed, he will never have what I know he longs for most. My heart.
Not so long as he holds the lives of my family hostage.

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talliusTALLIUS (SPOILS OF WAR BOOK 2) by Susan Bliler

Mira has hated Tallius from the moment she watched the War Gods Beta kill her pack’s own Beta. The War Gods attacked in the night and annihilated her pack, and while Mira has grown a lot since that day—even working her way up to Beta status in her new pack, the Fury—memories of Tallius still haunt her. She’ll have to hide her fear and use every ounce of her newly acquired Beta skills when she’s forced to meet with him at a secluded location to discuss a possible pack alliance.

Tallius knows Mira hates him, and he knows he deserves every ounce of her loathing. She thinks he’s a monster, and maybe he is, but something in him is determined to make her see him in a different light. She’s seen the worst of him and believes that’s all he can be, but she’s wrong, and he’s going to do whatever it takes to prove it to her. Their Alphas ordering them to a mutual meet is the perfect opportunity for him to show Mira that he’s not the monster she remembers.

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beyond chloe neillTHE BEYOND (A DEVIL’S ISLE BOOK 4) by Chloe Neill

It’s been a year since the Veil between the human world and the world Beyond was torn apart, and war began again. Sensitive Claire Connolly and bounty hunter Liam Quinn have been helping their human and paranormal allies fight back against the ravaging invaders and save what’s left of New Orleans.

But a new enemy has arisen, more powerful than any they’ve seen before, and even Devil’s Isle cannot hold her. . .

When Claire learns of a new magical weapon—one built by paranormals themselves—she knows it could turn the tide of war.  But to reach it, she and Liam will have to cross into the Beyond itself.  In a world full of hostile magic and dangerous foes, she’ll have to channel the powers she once kept hidden in order to survive. New Orleans hangs in the balance, and the storm is growing closer.

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love of the witchLOVE OF THE WITCH (WITCHES OF KEATING HOLLOW BOOK 6) by Deanna Chase

Hope “Luna” Scott just wants a new life. After growing up in a round robin of foster homes, she has no family or ties to anyone… until she moves to Keating Hollow and starts to get close to the Townsend sisters. But Luna has secrets that could ruin everything, and when the man who broke her heart three years ago shows up, there’s a whole lot more than just her heart that’s on the line.

Chad Garber has lost everything that was ever important to him. Now he’s back in Keating Hollow, trying to start over. But when he finds the girl he couldn’t save three years ago, he needs to confront his past and make a few things right… if she’ll let him.

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death in kew gardensDEATH IN KEW GARDENS (A BELOW STAIRS MYSTERY BOOK 3) by Jennifer Ashley

VS Note: I haven’t read this series but apparently it has some paranormal elements?

In return for a random act of kindness, scholar Li Bai Chang presents young cook Kat Holloway with a rare and precious gift—a box of tea. Kat thinks no more of her unusual visitor until two days later when the kitchen erupts with the news that Lady Cynthia’s next-door neighbor has been murdered.

Known about London as an “Old China Hand,” the victim claimed to be an expert in the language and customs of China, acting as intermediary for merchants and government officials. But Sir Jacob’s dealings were not what they seemed, and when the authorities accuse Mr. Li of the crime, Kat and Daniel find themselves embroiled in a world of deadly secrets that reach from the gilded homes of Mayfair to the beautiful wonder of Kew Gardens.

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enduring destinyENDURING DESTINY (JOINING OF SOULS BOOK 3) by Shaila Patel

A vision brought them together, but another will tear them apart.

After Laxshmi “Lucky” Kapadia’s recent display of unusual powers, the empath government labels her a threat, leaving her with an uncertain future. Liam Whelan will do anything to protect her from being forced into custody–even if that means joining the Council of Ministers and bringing himself into the crosshairs of the Soul Seekers.

As time ticks down to the day the devastating vision comes true, the Council and the Soul Seekers intensify their attacks. With their future unraveling at every turn, will Lucky and Liam’s love be able to endure a destiny thousands of years in the making?

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flight or frightFLIGHT OR FRIGHT: 17 TURBULENT TALES by Stephen King and Bev Vincent

VS Note: Not a romance obviously! And I’m not much of a horror fan BUT my favorite Stephen King tale is The Langoliers (which is not in this anthology please note, but is set on an airplane) so I decided to one click it. A release of note…most of the stories are reprints.

Table of Contents:
Introduction by Stephen King
Cargo by E. Michael Lewis
The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
The Flying Machine by Ambrose Bierce
Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb
The Fifth Category by Tom Bissell
Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons
Diablitos by Cody Goodfellow
Air Raid by John Varley
You Are Released by Joe Hill
Warbirds by David J. Schow
The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury
Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent
They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl
Murder in the Air by Peter Tremayne
The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King
Falling by James Dickey
Afterword by Bev Vincent

Stephen King hates to fly, and he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share their fear of flying with you.

Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you’re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph, and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. Here are all the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we’ll bet you’ve never thought of before… but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.

Featuring brand-new “standouts” (Publishers Weekly) by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem…(more on ebook seller page…)

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master of fateMASTER OF FATE (MERLIN’S LEGACY 3) by Angela Knight

Davon Fredericks is on a self-appointed mission to keep Mad Alys sane. And that job’s never been harder.

Alys Hawkwood is the most powerful seer among the witches of the Magekind. She’s seen a lot of horrors in her visions, but this is the worst: the destruction of the Magekind. The only way to prevent the deaths of everyone she cares about is to allow their worst enemy to kidnap her. Her only hope of rescue is her vampire partner, Davon — the man she loves — and the one she can never have.

To carry out her plan and save them all, Davon must pull off the impossible: take on a dragon and countless alien enemies alone. But his most deadly opponent is Alys herself.

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fated mates by variousFATED MATES by Various

Seductive supernaturals. Steamy reverse harems. A collection that’s destined to make you fall in love.
Alpha females, powerful packs, sexy shifters, and dark immortals war for dominance in these 23 addictive, entrancing tales.
Join USA Today bestselling authors along with hot new talent as they bring you the Paranormal Romance and Reverse Harem boxed set you’ve been waiting for.

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witchkin murdersTHE WITCHKIN MURDERS (MAGICFALL BOOK 1) by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Four years ago, my world—the world—exploded with wild magic. The cherry on top of that crap cake? The supernatural world declared war on humans, and my life went straight to hell.

I used to be a detective, and a damned good one. Then Magicfall happened, and I changed along with the world. I’m witchkin now—something more than human or not quite human, depending on your perspective. To survive, I’ve become a scavenger, searching abandoned houses and stores for the everyday luxuries in short supply—tampons and peanut butter. Oh, how the mighty have fallen, but anything’s better than risking my secret.

Except, old habits die hard. When I discover a murder scene screaming with signs of black magic ritual, I know my days of hiding are over. Any chance I had of escaping my past with my secret intact is gone. Solving the witchkin murders is going to be the hardest case of my life, and not just because every second will torture me with reminders of how much I miss my old life and my partner, who hates my guts for abandoning the department.

But it’s time to suck it up, because if I screw this up, Portland will be wiped out, and I’m not going to let that happen. Hold on to your butts, Portland. Justice is coming, and I don’t take prisoners.

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frayFRAY (THE UNRAVELED KINGDOM BOOK 2) by Rowenna Miller

Open revolt has been thwarted — for now — but unrest still simmers in the kingdom of Galitha. Sophie, despite having built a thriving business on her skill at both dressmaking and magic, has not escaped unscathed from her misadventures in the workers’ rebellion. Her dangerous foray into curse casting has rendered her powers unpredictable, and her increasingly visible romantic entanglement with the Crown Prince makes her a convenient target for threatened nobles and malcontented commoners alike.

With domestic political reform and international alliances — and her own life — at stake, Sophie must discern friend from foe… before her magic grows too dark for her to wield.
CINDER AND THE PRINCE OF MIDNIGHTCINDER AND THE PRINCE OF MIDNIGHT (MIDNIGHT TALES) by Susan EE

An orphan girl. A dark and twisted kingdom. An ongoing shadow war resulting in enslaved fairies.This is the world of Cinder. A world where a girl like her can be sold to be human prey for a ritualistic hunt. But on this night, even the predators might have something to fear. On this night, even a royal prince might find himself trapped by the expectations of the Dark King…and a girl like no other.

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dime a demonDIME A DEMON (ORDINARY MAGIC BOOK 5) by Devon Monk

Myra Reed’s life is going great. Being a cop is great. Guarding the library of arcane secrets is great. Even dealing with the monsters and gods vacationing in the little beach town of Ordinary, Oregon is great.

Then the demon, Bathin, strolls into town and steals Myra’s sister’s soul.

So much for great.

Luckily, Myra has a plan to evict the demon and save her sister’s soul. Step one: shut down the portals to hell popping up in town. Step two: get rid of the pink know-it-all unicorn. Step three: don’t die while teaching Death how to be a cop.

Oh, and there’s a step four. Absolutely, positively, no matter what, do not fall in love with the handsome, charming, jerk of a demon she’s trying to kick out of town.

Logically, it’s a good plan. But when it comes to Bathin, Myra’s very illogical heart has some plans of its own.
Great.

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sorcery of thornsSORCERY OF THORNS by Margaret Rogerson

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

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boys over powersBOYS OVER POWERS (A WITCH AMONG WARLOCKS BOOK 2) by Lidiya Foxglove

VS Note: From April

They took my powers from me–for my own good, so they said–and told me not to come back to Merlin College. But you can’t get rid of me that easily.

After all, I still have the boys on my side. My foxy familiar Firian, tempting incubus Alec, and sexy vampire Montague–and we have an awesome summer planned in Florida. Part of the plan? Trying to get myself enrolled in a rival witch college.

Not part of the plan? The part where Harris von Hapsburg Nicolescu, arrogant jerk that he is, follows us to Florida and gets seriously up in my business. And definitely not the part where Harris gets kidnapped and held for ransom by Montague’s sire, a five hundred year old vampire who wants to steal Montague away from us forever.

So, if we can just keep out of trouble from the vampires and demons who want to steal us away to the dark side, it should be a pretty sweet year of wand-making (wand-making, y’all! #goals), necromancy, sexy times on boats, sexy times in computer games, and some very unexpected allies.

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BadariWarriorsBoxSetFinalVS Note: New 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!

Includes the novel MATEER…the story of how he and Megan first met and fell in love and fought the alien scientists in order to survive.

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

May 29

May 22

May 15

May 8

May 1

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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One comment on “New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday June 5

  1. Reblogged this on EG Manetti and commented:
    Fabulous stack of new releases in Science Fiction and Paranormal Romances, including another installment in my favorite Veronica Scott series, Badari Warriors!

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