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).
DOC’S ORDERS (CYBORG SPACE EXPLORATION BOOK 2) by Cynthia Sax
VS note: I love Cynthia’s “sizzling cyborgs” and have had this one pre-ordered for EVER.
She wants both sides of her cyborg—the medic AND the beast.
A fully functional cyborg is balanced. His machine half and his organic half work together to produce the perfect warrior.
Doc isn’t fully functional.
The G Model operates at the two extremes. When his machine is in complete control, he’s the logic-driven medic, saving lifespans. Once his organics take charge, he becomes the savage beast…and beings die.
Both sides of Doc want to be the first to claim his female.
Allinen is one of the few beings in her small settlement who wasn’t born with a fated mate. Determined to belong somewhere, she has crafted a plan to leave the planet.
That plan doesn’t involve a huge stormy-eyed male who alternates between cool seduction and out-of-control ravishment. Doc isn’t her fated mate. Allinen knows that. But his dual nature and forbidden embraces tempt her to forget forever and indulge in more immediate delights.
Neither side of Doc views their relationship as being temporary. Her conflicted cyborg is prepared to battle her family, her planet and death itself to keep her.
MORE THAN STARDUST (WEANTED AND WIRED BOOK 3) by Vivien Jackson
VS Note: Another hotly anticipated scifi romance. I loved the first two books!
Chloe, a self-aware, highly illegal nanorobotic artificial intelligence knows a thing or two about wanting.
The growing Machine Rebellion wants her to become its god.
The technocratic global Consortium wants to cage her, take her apart, and reverse-engineer her.
Her family wants to keep her a secret.
Her best friend Garrett wants her safe.
Chloe is a thing made of wants.
And it’s time the world knew hers.
VALOR (DRAGONS OF RIDDICH BOOK 6) by Mel Teshco
As a breeder, Rebel Mayfield attracts Riddich dragons like bees to honey. But to guarantee her next dragon capture, she has no choice other than to lay a trap for sharp-witted, blond-headed Valor. She waits in a dark alley, and when her breeder instincts sense Valor near, she signals to her male colleague to approach and pretend he’s hurting her. Valor falls for the ruse and is so enraged he nearly kills the male operative. Until the Paranormal Detection Agency—Rebel’s team—step in and take Valor as their prisoner.
As Valor lays chained on a gurney, his body bloodied and bruised, and the air too frosty to call on his dragon, he dreams of escape along with hundreds of ways to kill everyone in the underground facility. Everyone except Rebel. He’s got a special kind of hell for her. He’ll use her body again and again before taking his ultimate revenge. That it’s Rebel who gives him the opportunity to escape might be her only salvation … but only if she can handle his dragon’s physical demands.
LOST IN THE DEEP END by Jessica Grayson
Destined to be Together…Destined to be Apart.
I want her. I desire Elizabeth Langdon unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before, and there is nothing I can do about it. I came to Terra (Earth) on a short-term mission, and then I must fulfill my duty to wed my betrothed to keep the peace on my home planet. Except, I feel nothing for my betrothed and I feel everything for Elizabeth. And I can never tell her. If I form the mind link with her to take her as my mate, she’ll know the dark secret I carry within me–the horror of my race. She’d never look at me the same, and that is something I cannot risk.
THE QUEEN’S ADVANTAGE (ROGUE QUEEN BOOK 2) by Jessie Mihalik
When Queen Samara Rani fulfills the promise she made to Emperor Valentin Kos to visit his court and meet with his advisors, she knows they won’t welcome her with open arms, especially when she’s been tasked with discovering the traitors within their ranks—traitors she tricked out of five million credits.
As soon as Samara begins her investigation it becomes clear that Valentin’s advisors want her gone and they aren’t picky about how. After their tactics turn violent, Samara and Valentin race to unravel the web of treachery and lies before the next attack ends in tragedy.
When the conflict escalates in ferocity and rumors start blaming Samara, she is forced to continue her hunt alone. Uncovering traitors is difficult when courtiers learn to lie before they learn to walk, and one misstep could cost her life. However, Rogue Queens aren’t easy to kill and Samara has more than a few tricks of her own.
THEMIS (DARK STAR PRINCES BOOK 2) by Suki Selborne
Five alien princes took five Earth girls from a space cruise ship. I’m one of them. And what happened next blew my mind.
Prince Themis is stern, fierce, and super demanding. I don’t know where he’s taking me. But I do know one thing. I won’t come quietly.
I’ve never been the kind of girl who lets a guy tell her what to do. Even if he does have the face of a movie star and the body of a Greek god.
But before I can fight back, trouble hits Prince Themis’s ship like a meteor. Even Dark Star royalty didn’t see that coming.
Will I ever get home to Earth?
BROKEN: THE FALLEN WORLD SERIES BOOK 2 by C R Jane
Their obsession will destroy her…Ella Monroe is broken and betrayed. After the discovery of the Vepar’s secret, Ella would like nothing better than to get away from her three Vepar lovers and hide from them forever. Unfortunately, the Vepar have other ideas for Ella. Imprisoned and taken away to a place that defies imagination, Ella must fight for her life and discover the truth about the Vepar’s agenda. One thing is for sure though…the Vepar are never going to let her go.
SHADOW: BOOK 2 IN THE GALAXY GLADIATORS ALIEN ABDUCTION ROMANCE SERIES by Alana Khan
Petra’s strong, take-no-prisoners attitude is severely challenged when she’s abducted by aliens, destined to be sold as a sex slave. To escape, she needs the help of the most irritating, hunky alien male this side of the Milky Way. Their chemistry is off the charts despite the fact that Shadow can be an annoying dick.
Sold into the gladiator arena by his own parents, the only emotion this alien knows is anger. Until he meets Petra, whose grit, as well as her delightful body, sets him on fire. She isn’t interested in anything more than a physical relationship, until she realizes there might be something worth fighting for beneath his cocky exterior.
LADY LUCK (HAREM STATION BOOK 4) by J A Huss
Luck knew two things when he left Harem Station months ago.
One. The silver-haired Cygnian Princess Nyleena was still safely frozen away in her cryopod. And two. There was a good chance she was his soul mate.
He left anyway.
Nyleena is what you might call feisty. Or sassy. Or maybe just… ,i>feral. She is wild. Much too wild for Luck’s taste. But now that he’s home there’s no way to deny it.
Like it or not, she is his.
Lucky for him, all Cygnian Princesses have one true weakness. They cannot resist cooking up crazy plans to tackle unsolvable problems. And he’s going to use that irresistible urge to tame her savage spirit.
Nyleena has plans of her own and none of them involve Luck. She is out for blood. All the people who made her life hell will be dealt with, and she’s going to find every single one of them and take them out.
Right after she solves this one last unsolvable problem…How not to fall in love with your soul mate.
HANDS OF FATE (VEREDIAN CHRONICLES BOOK 5) by Regine Abel
VS Note: I always enjoy her books! On my TBR List!
Thirty years ago, Xevius defied his orders by refusing to assassinate the woman who would birth the future mother of the Veredian Titans. Today, his government demands that he atones for that failure by ridding the world of those children before they grow even more powerful. While on that mission, he feels the pull of the Tuning—the psionic call of his true mate. To complicate matters, his woman turns out to be the military leader and protector of the Veredians.
With tension rising between her people and the Xelixians, the last thing Kamala needs is a Korlethean assassin hunting the Veredian children. Attempting to eliminate him first should be an easy decision, except for the fact that he’s her soulmate. Swaying him to their side could be the key to solving many of their problems, but at what cost to him and his people?
As dire visions and prophecies multiply, Xevius is torn between his conscience, loyalty to his people, and his love for the woman who has captured his heart.
A TOUCH OF GREED (A THIEF IN LOVE BOOK 3) by Cailin Briste
The worry stone in Max’s pocket is getting a workout. If it’s not the latest shenanigans of his burglary crew, it’s the bombshell that just exploded in his personal life. Seventeen years after walking out on him, Marianna is back, and she has revelations that will upend his plans for peace and quiet.
The team is salivating to take advantage of her position on an archeological space dig. The backer, an illegal antiquities collector, has long eluded them. Their timeline moves up when they discover that Marianna is the mogul’s chosen fall guy.
MATCHED AND MATED (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES BOOK 16) by Grace Goodwin
Miranda Doyle has spent months in the arms of a mysterious Trion doctor. His hands are skilled at more than just healing, but their casual “friends with benefits” arrangement isn’t enough for her. She wants it all, and the Interstellar Brides Program guarantees her not just a mate, but a perfect match.
Doctor Valck Brax is in love with Miranda, a human female who surrenders to his touch so beautifully. Finally ready to claim her forever, he resigns and returns to her with mating adornments in hand. But he’s too late. Miranda is gone, half a universe away and in the arms of a fierce Prillon warrior.
Captain Trist Treval of Battlegroup Zakar is a cold and cunning fighter. Infamous for his unforgiving nature and calculating ways, war has been his life. Now, with three little words, “you’ve been matched,” everything changes. He’ll destroy anything and everyone who tries to take his beautiful new mate from him, including the foolish doctor from Trion who arrives on the battleship claiming she belongs to him.
She’s been matched, but who will she choose as her mate?
ALIEN PROTECTOR’S RESCUED BRIDE by Juno Wells
Daisy – Being abducted from Earth was terrifying. When the fish-headed, aquatic aliens took me I knew I was in trouble. Thankfully I was raised to be a fighter.
I’ve struggled against my captors at every turn but how many times can a girl get beat down before coming to realize you can’t win? It’s wearing me down and I’m finally coming to realize there’s no Prince Charming coming to rescue me.
I can’t give up though, not yet. In a desperate attempt I join up with another girl from Earth and this time I’m either getting free or else. There is no other option, I can’t live like this.
Then the floor shakes and winged demons from hell invade. At least they’re fighting the aquatics but is this a rescue or am I trading one master for another?
In this battle it’s not just my life at stake, this time my heart is on the line too.
Darnok – Another mission, one more battle. Maybe this will be my last, maybe not. I can’t bring myself to care anymore.
Being bigger than all the other warriors my entire life has been one lone string of abuse. The other males pick fights with me to prove how tough they are and the Queens abuse me because I’m so big I always stand out. All they see is the giant, none of them see the person I am…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
DECEIVED: BRIDES OF THE KINDRED BOOK 24 by Evangeline Anderson
VS Note: This book has a trigger warning from the author – see ebook seller page.
Anna is living in a nightmare. Stolen by raiders from the arms of her loving family, she is bought by a hulking, two-headed Trollox. She wants to die until her thuggish captor buys a new robotic cook who also doubles as a guard for the house. At first Anna thinks he is just another Replicant, without emotions but soon she finds herself pouring out her heart to him. It’s safe because he’s just a machine so she knows he’ll never hurt her like a real male would. Is it wrong to think that she’s falling in love with him? Especially since a machine can’t really love her back…
Dark is a Kindred warrior on a mission. He must steal the Shannom-rah, an ancient crystal capable of storing trillions of personalities, before the enemy of his people gets it. In order to do this, he has to infiltrate the home of the Trollox collector who owns the priceless artifact. Posing as a Replicant, he is in the perfect position to complete his mission. But he didn’t count on finding a female in danger. Despite his determination not to get involved, his heart is torn by her plight. As his feelings of protectiveness for Anna grow, he longs to tell her the truth about himself. But he knows doing so will destroy her faith in him—she has been hurt so badly by living males, she can only trust him because she thinks he is a Replicant.
When the truth comes out will Anna still care for him, or will she feel betrayed knowing that she has been…Deceived?
FHERIN (KANOSIAN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by C R Corbin
Natalie – My base was destroyed, my friends were dead, and now i’m stuck in a cold cave with a very sexy and very determined Kanosian that’s claiming that i’m his mate.
Now my only chance at survival requires me to trust him, the very enemy that I held a burgeoning hatred for.
And the worst part? I’m not so sure I want to turn his mating offer down.
Fherin – Her base was destroyed, I was betrayed, and the men responsible were light years away.
Now, stuck in the freezing cold, I have to keep the two of us safe and look for a way off of this planet.
She keeps rejecting me, calling me her enemy when my sole aim is her protection.
Because I will do whatever it takes to find those responsible and, more importantly, to claim her as mine.
ARMORED HEART by J M Anjerwierden
May returned home from the Second Augment War having left parts of herself behind, emotionally and literally. An inventor at heart, she built herself cybernetic legs to regain her mobility, and then a suit of powered armor to regain a purpose in her life as the superhero Escuda.
But can she balance being a superhero with a love life?
The country’s most celebrated superhero, Steel Patriot, has moved to her town. Sure, Escuda will be able to work with him easily enough, but can May get his attention, while also dealing with a new breed of supervillain on the rise?
DRAGON MEN DO IT BETTER by J Thompson and Mina Carter
VS Note: Listed in Erotica
Sometimes a gal’s gotta go what a gal’s gotta do… even if that involves big girl panties and a very sexy dragon-man…A bounty hunter with her eyes on the prize, Jenna’s to do list includes making huge amounts of money, pizza and ice-cream at the weekends, and world domination. It does not include an asshole of a space rat, or a black hole. It especially did not include a planet in the back end of beyond where everything is out to get her. Or a sexy alien. But, she’s a big girl. She can deal. What she didn’t count on was him…
Stranded on a backwater planet, he’s given up on rescue and his gods. Just. He doesn’t expect the answer to his prayers to be a tiny, soft alien with curves that make his mouth water…Former favourite of a dead tyrant, Ranaar has been left out to die on a planet so far from the space lanes he might as well be on the edge of the universe. The planet is hostile, everything on it, including the plant-life, predatory. So he fits right in…
When a ship crashes on his planet, he’s not prepared to meet his first human. He’s definitely not prepared for the reaction she invokes in him. But he is prepared to kill to keep her safe.
A TASTE OF FATE (FATED FOR CURVES/MAGIC NEW MEXICO BOOK 4) by Aidy Award, Foreward by S E Smith
Titian fell for his fated mate the day they met back as bright-eyed cadets at Star Command academy. She chose her career over him and now she’s his commanding officer. She’s also in a ship-load of trouble and he’s been tasked with arresting her and bringing her to justice.
Passion had one shot to save the galaxy from the spectral soul-stealers and she blew it. Her own Star Rangers think she’s betrayed them, including the one man she loved and lost. She has to convince him to let her escape, or… ask him for help. Worst case scenario? She has to confess she has always loved him.
LOST HORIZON (OZ IN SPACE BOOK 1) by Michelle Hercules
VS Note: From June
Space Academy prodigy Dorothy Hanson doesn’t have time for love nonsense. She has one goal, complete the mission her parents started before their untimely death. When a cosmic disturbance hits the Kansas Space Station, Dorothy seizes that opportunity to go on her first space voyage. She didn’t expect to be sucked into a vortex nor land on a strange planet ravaged by war.
Stranded, she must embark on a perilous mission to the Land of Oz, the only nation that possesses the technology to send her home. Three strangers join Dorothy in her quest, all carrying reasons of their own for reaching Emerald City. A man without memories marked with a strange symbol on his face. A cyborg with a chip on his shoulder and a mysterious past. And a scarred hellioncat plagued by nightmares in the dark.
Dorothy doesn’t know if she can trust them, but as their journey progresses, their bond becomes stronger and Dorothy’s feelings evolve from suspicion to caring too much. Torn between contradicting emotions, she must find the strength to fight the evil forces that stack up against them along the way. Surviving the trip on the yellow road is priority number one, but can she survive losing her heart?
MAGIC VOID (OZ IN SPACE BOOK 2) by Michelle Hercules
After a perilous journey on the yellow road, Dorothy, Darius, Reo, and Kevvan have finally arrived in Emerald City. But instead of finding the solution to their problems, an unpredictable revelation throws a wrench in their plans.
Without hopes to return home, Dorothy decides to use the little time she has left to help free the land of Oz from the clutches of the Raven Witch.
Dorothy’s decision sends her on a dangerous mission that will challenge everything she believes in, and it will make her doubt her own heart.
THE HIDDEN (KELDERAN RUNIC WARRIORS BOOK 5) by Jessie Donovan
VS note: Author states this isn’t a standalone…see ebook seller page…
Just as Thorin and Vala begin their project to find the other part Brevkan individuals inside the colony on Jasvar, the red band on Vala’s leg begins to fade. As they find out what that means, it throws their entire world into turmoil. Will Thorin and Vala be able to survive the change? Or, will it rip them apart?
MISSION CRITICAL by Various
VS Note: Not romance but sounds like a good scifi anthology. I one clicked.
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM…Life is fragile. The difference between success and failure can come down to nothing – the thread of a screw, the flick of a switch – and when it goes wrong, you fix it. Or someone dies.
Mission Critical takes us from our world, across the Solar System, and out into deep space to tell the stories of people who had to do the impossible.
And do it fast.
DESPERATE HEAT by Susanna Eastman
Jessamyn Zoma has lived in a virtual bubble. Born sterile and sexually unresponsive like many females on her planet, she’s sheltered by her loving family. She longs for independence and a path she can call her own.
To Tomas Zute, the Zoma clan are family. The esteemed Vantan warrior would die for any one of them, but Jessamyn means the most of all.
When she’s captured and drugged by sex slave traders, she’s made to feel things she’s never felt before. Tomas comes to her rescue, and there’s only one way to soothe her symptoms. But the cost—their years of cherished friendship—is just too high. What happens when the heat cools, and she’s back to “normal”? Can hours of temporary pleasure change everything?
GREED: A SUPERHERO ROMANCE (THE DEADLY SEVEN BOOK 2) by Lana Perchercyzk
Griffin Lazarus’ restraint is notorious within his superhero family. His mastery over the sin of Greed is second to none. What they don’t know, is a shameful secret drives his discipline and one slip could mean fatal consequences for anyone close to him. When he’s forced to work with a beautiful, feisty reporter poking around his personal life, his control swiftly unravels. Everything about her throws his beliefs into chaos. She’s arousing, loud and infuriating, and craving her could be his undoing—or his redemption.
Lilo Likeke, an altruistic reporter for the Cardinal Copy, is hunting the story of a lifetime. Who are the Deadly Seven? If she can nail her unicorn story, she’ll finally prove her apple falls far from her corrupt family tree. When her mobster father is kidnapped, and she’s drawn into his web of chaos, she soon learns you can’t outrun your past, but you can choose your family. Trusting the man behind the mask might kill her story, but it also might save her heart.
With the Syndicate breathing down their necks, none of it could matter if they don’t live to see another day, and Griffin has no intention of losing the woman he covets, even if that means embracing bedlam.
HATCHED: JENNIFER’S DIARY (XAERD MATES BOOK 2) by L Starfyre
On Earth, Sci-Fi geek Jennifer Nym’s love life was far from satisfactory. Now she’s found her mates, and together they’re sizzling hot, but it comes at a price. Her life and that of everyone she cares about is in danger.
Who is this Enemy her mates are worried about? Will they ever reach the Senate to speak before them?
WITCHING HOUR: AN ANTI-FAE ADVENTURE (WILD HUNT BOOK 7) by Yasmine Galenorn
When you dance with death, you have to be willing to roll the bones…
Raven BoneTalker, also known as the Daughter of Bones, is one of the Ante-Fae–the dangerous, unpredictable predecessors to the Fae Races. But Raven is young, and she likes interacting with mortals, so she’s opened a business–the Witching Hour–where she takes on clients with ghostly problems. Mostly she reads cards, boots out the odd poltergeist, or helps grieving families contact their loved ones for closure.
But when Lana, one of her friends, comes begging for help, things take a dark turn. Raven investigates what seems like a simple haunting on the surface. But the more she delves into the case, the more she realizes that this is no simple ghost. As Raven untangles a web of secrets and deceits kept for over fifty years, she finds herself in danger, facing not only a ghostly threat, but also a danger that is very much alive.
THE DRAGON MISTRESS BOOK 3 (THE EBUROSI CHRONICLES BOOK 10) by R A Steffan
A lone survivor escaped the mountain battle, carrying news of our dragons’ existence to the court of Prince Oblisii.
Utrea’s dragons were supposed to have been wiped out long ago. Only these five remain—a male and four females. They’re all that’s left to carry on the species, but first we have to keep them alive.
The prince will come soon with his army, and I’m stuck on a mountaintop with my four knights in tarnished armor. Sometimes, I think these men will be the death of me long before the royal soldiers arrive. Other times, I think they may be my only salvation.
Before the five of us can flee Utrea for safer shores, I’ll have to form a soul-bond with the male dragon. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
HEARTWOOD BOX by Ann Aguirre
When Araceli Flores Harper is sent to stay with her great-aunt Ottilie in her ramshackle Victorian home, the plan is simple. She’ll buckle down and get ready for college. Life won’t be exciting, but she’ll cope, right?
Wrong. From the start, things are very, very wrong. Her great-aunt still leaves food for the husband who went missing twenty years ago, and local businesses are plastered with MISSING posters. There are unexplained lights in the woods and a mysterious lab just beyond the city limits that the locals don’t talk about. Ever. When she starts receiving mysterious letters that seem to be coming from the past, she suspects someone of pranking her or trying to drive her out of her mind.
To solve these riddles and bring the lost home again, Araceli must delve into a truly diabolical conspiracy, but some secrets fight to stay buried.
WITHIN THE WONDER (THE VILLANOUS WONDERLAND SERIES BOOK 2) by A K Koonce
What happens when the woman you’re pretending to be stares you down face to face?
Things get awkward.
In Wonderland, there can only be one Alice. A series of absurd trials and dangerous games are the only way to solve who is the real Alice and who is the fake.
If I win, I’ll have the power to save two kingdoms. If I lose, it’ll be more than just the Hatter who’s lethally mad.
Fake it till you make it, right?
Let the Alice Trials begin. Welcome to Wonderland, bitches.
WINDSWEPT (KISMET COVE BOOK 2) by Susan Hayes
When Vivian Waverly arrives in the small coastal town of Tofino for her best friend’s wedding, romance is the last thing on her mind – until she meets two men who might just be able to tame her restless heart.
Tucker Pine and Byron Triggs are selkies, shapeshifters living in secret. Bound by blood and magic, they’re destined to share a mate – and they want it to be Vivian.
Finding each other took an act of fate, but to stay together this trio will have to break the rules, defy tradition, and forge a new path for themselves and the colony of Kismet Cove.
GUARDING THE MERMAID (CHIMERA SECRETS BOOK 2) by Eve Langlais
Duty or love? Will a guard make the right choice?
Becky needs a scoop to make her mark in the journalism world and gets her chance when she’s hired as a nurse for a top-secret clinic hidden in the Rockies. What she doesn’t expect is to become one of the patients and kept prisoner.
The doctors are playing God and have found a way to change people. Change them into something else. In her case, she becomes a mermaid. The only one of her kind and about to be sold to the highest bidder unless she can convince the man guarding her to set her free.
Jett ain’t no hero, yet, he finds himself rescuing Becky, over and over. Even starts liking the talkative nurse, which is a bad idea. He knows better than to get involved with a woman. Didn’t his daddy teach him love always hurts?
It hurts, alright, especially because he ends up having to make a choice; doing his job or protecting Becky.
Is it even possible for a man to love a mermaid? Might be time to take some scuba diving lessons to find out.
WARRIOR’S CURSE by Cara Bristol
VS note: A re-release, sounds REALLY good! On my TBR List.
A paranormal romance inspired by the Greek myth of the Amazon women warriors.
A powerful tribe of women warriors lives in service to the Goddess, separate from men, their sworn enemies, until mating fever strikes and they must venture into the wilderness to seek mates.
Sheltered and protected behind palace walls, Princess Reena has never even seen a man. When the mating curse compels her older, wiser cousin to seek a mate, Reena accompanies her, eager for the chance to see a man in the flesh.
Reena learns how dangerous men can be.
Embittered by a terrible wrong a woman committed against him. Garat leaves his encampment to secure the water his people need to survive. When he encounters the queen’s daughter in the wilderness, his need for vengeance consumes him, and he takes Reena hostage. But as her sweetness melts his hatred, Garat begins to suspect there is an evil behind the palace walls that wants Reena dead.
After kidnapping her, can he get his heartmate to believe the people she trusts the most want to kill her? Can he open her eyes to the evil force that threatens their love and her life?
CUPID’S REVENGE: ANNIVERSARY EDITION (NAUGHTY CUPID BOOK 2) by Michelle M Pillow
VS Note: A re-release
Lady Mina and her sister are impoverished, starving, and their castle home is crumbling around their feet. With their father is dead, the servants have all fled and left them to fend for themselves in the middle of winter. Mina doesn’t think things could get worse, until their kidnapped and left as an offering to a handsome man-beast.
After Cupid caused a great disruption amongst his lycans by bringing an enchanted human to their realm, King Larus had to meet with the Council of Elders to tell what the troll had done. It should have been enough to stop future mischief. Or so he thought. Now he’s trapped in the woods with two beautiful women—one whose madly in love with him and one who wants nothing more than to claw his eyes out. Larus is quickly learning not to underestimate a troll bent on revenge.
A DATING SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR WITCHES: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Mysti Parker
VS note: From June
The road to hell is paved with bad dates. After a magical mishap with my ex-boyfriend, you can’t blame me for being a little skittish about relationships. But work is all kinds of stressful, so I’m venturing out into the supernatural dating scene.
Dating supernaturals isn’t for the faint of heart, however, nor is it for witches like me who are totally incompetent with magic. So, I need a dating Sherpa, STAT. Surprisingly enough, I find one in a vampire woman named Wren.
Each date presents its own weird challenges…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
THE MISFORTUNE OF DATING A WITCH: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Niecey Roy
VS Note: From June
I’m broken. Okay, not actually. But even though I’m new at this witch stuff, I’m pretty sure things aren’t supposed to randomly burst into flames around me. It’s really starting to cramp my style. To make matters worse, I accidentally put my date in a magical coma. And somehow—a rookie mistake—I yanked Daniel’s soul from his body. As a witch, I totally suck.
The bad news: time is running out to return Daniel’s soul or he’ll haunt me forever. The good news: Baba Yaga told me how to fix this mess. Hard to do, though, when my magic is going haywire and there’s a super sexy badass hunter who won’t let me out of his sight. Did I mention there’s a demon out there trying to kill me? I swear, this witch can’t catch a break!
WICKED BAD LUCK: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (LUCKY MAGIC BOOK 4) by Cate Lawley
VS note: From June
Seven years bad luck? Not if Cricket has anything to say about it. She may have broken her Fae grandmother’s magic mirror, and she may be suffering the worst luck of her life, but no mirror (magic or not) controls her fate. She’ll prove luck has no part in her happily ever after. And if a hot leprechaun helps her do it? All the better.
Stephen knows all about luck. Leprechauns have their share of good fortune, and he’s no slouch in the leprechaun department. Or so he thought until he met Cricket. That girl is bad luck walking. It will take all of his tricks (and maybe his heart) to change Cricket’s destiny.
AWAKENED (THE ORACLE CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Moni Boyce
VS Note: Author does state the book ends in a cliffhanger.
Willow Stevens dreams of stardom are eclipsed by the real nightmares of a sinister man haunting her dreams. Unbeknownst to her, Eli Walker, her hot but snobbish co-worker, may know the reason nightmares plague her, but their history shows he is more prone to reject her, than help her.
Then Willow passes out at work only to wake in Eli’s apartment. There she has her chance to learn more about her heritage. But, knowing why the vampire king stalks her doesn’t make the nightmares disappear. If anything, they become more real as she now faces off against a slew of creatures she’d always believed were myth.
That Eli is one of those creatures is just her luck. Secret witch guild or not, his natural ways are casting spells her heart can’t escape. As a Protector his only focus should be her safety. Anything else is forbidden. He plans to stay on task, but some women break a man, or tempt him to break the rules.
Can Eli keep Willow alive and safe from the vampires long enough for her to grow her own powers or will both cast aside rules for a reckless passion that will only lead to danger?
QUEEN OF RUIN (GRACE AND FURY BOOK 2) by Tracy Banghart
What does a girl do when love hurts? She becomes ‘Loveless’.
My sister, Sasha, says she’s in love with Remi Moretti, but there is no way it can be true. I’ve protected her since we were kids in foster care, so nothing will stop me from rescuing her…Except, maybe, the man who answers the door when I arrive at the mansion.
Vince Moretti is long, and lean, and impossibly sexy; and he is… doing something to me. I’m supposed to be loveless, yet when this man touches me, my body and soul erupt. I used to think that Loveless was the answer, but suddenly, I’m not so sure.
What does a wolf do when he finds the girl of his dreams? He makes her fall in love.There is a woman standing at the front door of the mansion, and immediately, I know she belongs to me. In fact, Shenique Wilcox is the woman I have been waiting for my entire life. But there is something about her aura. It is angry and closed.It is just like mine.
When Shenique reveals a plot to separate my brother from his mate, it does not take much for me to get onboard. Love has hurt us and retribution is in order. But as our undeniable passion waxes stronger, suddenly our objectives become blurred. Now, it is not my brother I wish to defeat. It is Loveless itself.
STORM LORD’S BRIDE (RITES OF THE RAKNARI) by Alana Serra
When Imara’s village is plunged into endless winter, her father invokes the old ways, pacting with the Storm Lord of the Frozen Peak–a fearsome brute of a man who’s as cold as he is savage. But the Storm Lord demands more than tribute for his powers. He wants flesh–the tender, untouched flesh of a human woman to fulfill his every desire.
To spare her sister such a fate, Imara goads him into taking her instead. At first, he’s everything she expected. Fierce, possessive, and impossible to resist. But the more she learns about Rheor and his people, the more the frigid mask he wears begins to crack, revealing the proud but wounded warrior beneath.
What Rheor needs isn’t a subservient woman to warm his bed, though. He needs a mate–one who can share in his powers.
Being able to control the winds of winter isn’t what Imara signed up for, but Rheor’s power is slowly killing him. And the more he uses it to protect her and his people, the weaker he gets. As enemies close in, drawn to the bond they share, can Imara and Rheor overcome their own obstacles and complete the Rite of the Raknari in time?
TREACHEROUS SEAS (MERMAN AND MAGIC BOOK 6) by L M Brown
VS Note: From June
One merman. Two lives. A love so powerful it tore apart a city and broke the heart of a god.
Caspian, the Atlantean God of Justice, has devoted his eternal life to protecting the merfolk. He has no time for romance, not even when the merman he now watches over is his former lover reincarnated.
Phoebus, a merman living in the sunken city of Atlantis before the Atlanteans were banished, never intended to fall for Caspian, the most promiscuous of all the gods. Yet, when Caspian offers him immortality, Phoebus doesn’t know if he can pay the price, even if refusing means breaking the heart of a god.
Back in the present, Marin remembers the love he once had for Caspian, but he’s not the same merman now. Caspian might have loved him as Phoebus, but he knows the god cannot give him what he needs.
Marin doesn’t want Caspian’s protection. He wants revenge, and he is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to get it, even if it means breaking Caspian’s heart a second time.
POTIONS AND PRISONS (GAY EVER AFTER BOOK 2) by L M Brown
VS note: A June re-release
When John the woodcutter realises he is about to lose the love of his life, he seeks out the wicked witch of the Enchanted Forest, hoping to buy a love potion to win his lover back. The witch refusing to help is only the start of his problems, for—on the stroke of midnight—the witch’s cottage vanishes from the Enchanted Forest with him in it.
Mathias is the grandson of a wicked witch and, like his mother and grandmother, he is cursed to be trapped in the cottage in a desolate wasteland for the rest of his life. He and the cottage only return to the Enchanted Forest on Midsummer Day each year. The last thing he needs is an unexpected house guest.
Thrown together for a year, the spark between the two men soon ignites into passion, but can John live the rest of his life in a prison and would Mat even ask him to?
REMEMBRANCE: THE DESCENDANTS: BOOK 1 by T K Eldridge
VS note: From June
I was three when I watched my mother die.
Now I’m back in Muckle Cove digging into her murder.
They say coming home is never easy, but what I’m finding goes so much deeper than anyone could have imagined.
Ancient magic, modern politics, and my mother’s ghost all point to some truth in the past that could change my present forever.
If it doesn’t kill me first.
KEEPING HOUSE (APPALACHIAN ELEMENTALS BOOK 2) by Jeanne G’Fellers
Centenary Rhodes is caught in a deal she didn’t make. Thanks to her eternal lover, Stowne’s, quick thinking, she’ll live forever, but there’s a hitch. Cent’s now fey, and three months out of the year she’ll live on the other side of Embreeville Mountain among the Hunter Fey, serving their king, Dane Gow.
As Cent begins wading through the anachronisms that come with being a Hunter, she learns that nothing is what it initially seems. Cent shares several past lives with Dane, who wants her back, and Stowne’s lied to Cent so many times that she’s having doubts about their marriage. To make matters worse, the past Hunter Kings are influencing Dane’s behavior, and the youngest Hunter, Brinn, might well be the most dangerous of them all.
It’s going to be a cold, dark spring, and Cent needs to unite both sides of Embreeville mountain before her eternal life, her relationship with Dane, and her marriage to Stowne come permanently undone.
THE OMEGA GAMES (HELL’S WOLVES MC) by J L Wilder
Wyatt – All my life I’d been a lone wolf.
Drinking, hiding my inner beast.
Then I became second to the Alpha of the Hell’s Wolves MC.
That’s when she came into my life—the omega.
Now my sole purpose is to protect this sexy little wolf.
Even if it violates my alpha’s orders.
Izzy – Those bastards think they can treat me like a breeding bag.
When the wolf moon comes and I’m in heat,
They’ll hold the omega games—with me as the prize.
What they don’t know is I’ll decide who gets my body, and my heart.
For me, there is only one.
And I need him so bad it hurts.
SHADOWS OF BLACKBRIAR ACADEMY by Olivia Ash
I made it through the trials, but now the real test begins.
Year One classes have begun in the enchanted halls of Blackbriar Academy, and they’re more challenging than anything I’ve ever faced in my life. Surviving the Academy means brutal training, advanced magic, and a bloodthirsty student who is developing a dangerous hunger for my power.
Worst of all, it’s clear someone knows my secret. And they have my father locked away.
Deep in the rubble of an ancient ruin, we find evidence of a ritual. One we don’t fully understand, but one which most definitely involves me in some way. And as time runs out, we have to find out who’s behind this before they kill everyone I love.
The traps are set. The clock is ticking. And I absolutely must save my father before he’s slaughtered. God help whoever dares hurt him. I’m not the weak, naive girl I was when I came to Blackbriar.
My magic has never been stronger, and I’ve never had more control. I don’t care if I risk going dark—I’ll do whatever it takes to save the only family I have left.
Or die trying.
RESCUE BEAR (P.O.L.A.R BOOK 1) by Candace Ayers
That’s all it took for Megan’s world to fall apart.
She lost everything.
Enter one hot Rescue Bear to pick up the pieces,
Build her back up,
And shower her with the love she’s never known, and always deserve.
BLESSED BE THE WICKED (DARK MAJI BOOK 2) by Kel Carpenter and Luci Smoke
Lazarus was warned that Quinn’s power might be too great, even for him, but nothing prepared him for the truth of it until she held a dagger over him, and he was powerless to stop it. Now at odds with himself, the future king of Norcasta must find a way to regain control of his house and secure an alliance with the Pirate Queen…before fate tips its hand once more, and his carefully laid plans are led astray.
Quinn’s loyalty is not easily won, but Lazarus has managed to do it. Now the vassal and right-hand of Lord Fierté, Quinn seeks to gain him an alliance with Ilvas all the while challenging him at every turn. With the Cisean tribes won over, and the blood heirs behind them, Quinn expects this to be an easy task, but soon finds herself entangled in a web of lies.
Forced to gamble with her life—and the lives of her comrades—Quinn must make a choice that will either save or doom them all.
IDENTITY (THE KINGDOM CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Camille Peters
Anwen’s uncanny resemblance to Princess Lavena has been a curse since the moment she entered her service, as the spoiled princess has frequently used it to her advantage by forcing Anwen to switch places with her. But Princess Lavena’s latest scheme is her worst—and most dangerous—yet: compelling Anwen to take the princess’s place in her marriage to her loathed fiancé, Prince Liam.
Bound by an enchanted contract not to reveal the charade, Anwen is forced to go through with the masquerade and endure a marriage to a man who despises the woman he believes her to be. As time goes on, Anwen struggles not only to maintain her identity, but to fight her deepening feelings as she begins to fall in love with her new husband, a man who not only isn’t hers to keep, but who has no idea who she really is.
BITTER THORNS (THE ENTWINED BOOK 1) by Chrissy Jaye
All Olivia Stone ever wanted is control over her own destiny.
But when witches murder her best friend, her brother reveals secrets about her that will change everything.
Thrust into an unfamiliar and frightening world full of magic, she must put her fears aside and place all her faith in a group of strangers.
But even her new friends can’t protect her from all the evils of the world.
Especially when the worst of it comes from within.
THE LION’S LOYALTY (BEASTS BOOK 3) by Emilia Hartley
As second in command, Van has always been the steady one in the pack, the voice of reason, the brains behind the brawn. But now Carol has returned to them shaken from her ordeal with the mad scientists, and Van can hardly control himself. He’s furious at the world for hurting her and at his pack for forgetting about her. Most of all, he’s furious at himself for failing her. He doesn’t deserve his fated mate if he can’t take care of her.
Before she was changed, Carol was an EMT, a lifesaver. Now she starts at small noises, worries about shadows, and can’t handle the smell of antiseptic. Only around Van does she find any peace at all. But she’s sure Van only sticks around because the alpha told him to keep an eye on the unreliable, broken member of the pack. Sometimes she thinks the world, the pack, and even Van would be better off without her.
She refuses to be a burden.
For both their sakes, Van must convince her she isn’t one.
HUNTRESS (GODS OF WAE CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Elizabeth Hartwell
Nobody said the Apocalypse was supposed to be pretty.
But even in a world poisoned by nuclear war, beauty can bloom. And in Cerena Lightmoon, there is a terrible, relentless beauty.
If you can get past the rage in her heart.
Born of conflict, trained since childhood, she is the perfect warrior.
Deadly as she is beautiful, her twin swords have carved justice and hope for humans in a world where the paranormal is now normal, and the creatures from our deepest nightmares now roam the daylight.
But now, she’s been handed a mission that she’s not ready for.
Because unbeknownst to her, the gods of myth are just as real as the creatures they’ve spawned. And she’s about to be sent to the front lines.
She doesn’t know what she’s walking into, all she knows is that her two new allies are the sexiest men she’s ever met, and sins she’s never considered before now sound very, very enticing.
The war is coming. And in this hunt, the Huntress might find herself the prey.
A SWAN’S LOVE SONG (VALE VALLEY SEASON 3) by M M Wilde
After being rescued from a vicious gang of thieving swans by fellow swan shifter Kellan, Sean is starting over in the magical town of Vale Valley. Despite being so young, he aches to find his Alpha so he can begin his forever after. And once he’s spent lots of time with Kellan and Vic’s adorable hatchling, he also dreams of having an egg of his very own.
Avi is Vale Valley’s recently hired fire chief and an eagle shifter. He can’t keep his eyes off the blond cutie who’s a server at the Vale Valley Inn restaurant, but he’s so busy with his job. In addition, he’s much older than the delectable Sean. Avi decides he should probably just behave and keep his wings to himself.
Sometimes all a fated mate needs is a swift kick in the ass. When Sean repeatedly fails to convince Avi they were meant to be, he enlists the help of his new friends. Too bad there’s an old enemy skulking around who can’t wait to ruin everything.
KING OF NONE (THE MASKS OF UNDER BOOK 5) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
The Ancients are free, and all bets are off.
With the rise of the primordial creators of Under everything has changed. Our world is no longer the same, and neither is Aon.
I learned his dark secret the moment the sun peeked over the horizon for the first time in thousands of years. Every king and queen in Under used to be human—even Edu. But not Aon. He’s the only soul ever made by the Ancients, their firstborn and only son.
Now that they’ve been set free, he has no choice but to obey his makers and do what he has been created to do. Rule.
Aon, the King of Shadows, was a madman and a warlock. But he no longer exists. In his place is someone—something—far worse.
The King of All.
WYATT’S SECRET (SMOKEY MOUNTAIN DRAGONS) by Jadyn Chase
Piper – I came to the mountains here in northern Georgia to study the endangered Smoky Mountain Flying Fox.
Instead, I wound up with Wyatt Kelly, which certainly wasn’t a bad thing.
You couldn’t help but notice this guy. He stood out with those big piercing blue eyes, bright smile and huge muscles.
He was a fine specimen indeed.
The question is, what was he really doing at my campsite checking all my motion-activated cameras and trying to find my videos?
I’m almost sure he knows what the hell that creature was I saw flying across the sky that night.
Wyatt – I pricked up my ears when that beautiful biologist talked about the huge, winged beast that she photographed in the woods the other night.
She said it looked like….well, like an enormous dragon of sorts.
We told her that was impossible.
At least, it should have been.
So what was a dragon doing in the woods at night off Smokey Ridge?
No one from Clan Kelly would go down there, so the intruder must have been one of our blood enemies, the Lynches.
If I wasn’t mistaken, our Clan could end up in a war to end all wars and we would never even see it coming.
To make matters worse, Piper got herself stuck in the middle and now I must find a way to get the two of us out alive.
MIRACLE OF HOPE (MIRACLE TRILOGY BOOK 3) by Linda Mooney
My name is Casi Clarity and I draw demons to me like flies to honey. They want me dead. Again. If only to see if I am resurrected a second time, and how. All I want to know is why me?
The road to Texas has been a hard one. I’ve seen some ghosts from my past that I thought were long gone, but learning secrets that were kept from me could explain why I was chosen.
I know it’s already been written. Coheed knows, Gilly knows, but apparently I have to figure it out on my own.
According to Coheed, though, what’s not written is exactly where, when, or who will triumph, but I know everything happens for a reason. I was resurrected for a reason. Coheed was sent to me for a reason. I just have to trust in God’s plan, and I do. I also know that if I die this time, I probably won’t be allowed another chance.
It’s time for the final showdown. I don’t know if I will survive, or if any of us will. But it’s God’s will, and we must fight regardless of the outcome.
My name is Casi.
The undead call me their angel mouse.
Coheed calls me Earth’s last miracle.
BLACKWOLF REDEMPTION (BLACKWOLF SERIES BOOK 2) by Sydney Addae
Silas and Jasmine return to the compound and all hell has broken loose. Razor and Storm have lost control of their beasts and are locked in cages. Silas needs answers and a solution to save them.
Angus, Asia, Thomas and most of the Chimera team leave to hunt the culprits who attacked Alpha Lucian in Central America with old Liege technology. They are surprised by what they find and drawn into seedy areas on the continent with unexpected results.
With time running out, Silas is desperate to save the BlackWolf Clan from an old vendetta. With discord in his den, the BlackWolf Council’s petty jealousies, and Grandfather’s silence, Silas takes matters into his own hands to solve the issue, even if it means breaking the rules.
SILENCED (ALPHABITS BOOK 6) by Susi Hawke and Crista Crown
Leaf Erikson didn’t mean to get caught up in STAHP’s craziness. If his brother River hadn’t joined them, Leaf never would have been caught in a flood and rescued by the Alphabits. He never would have scented his mate’s scent on the helicopter pilot. Never would have known his true mate was out there.
But he does know. And now he will do anything to find him, no matter what it takes.
Cyrus Novak has his hands full fostering a teenage former thief going through puberty. The only thing that makes him feel less alone is knowing that half his team are dealing with the same issues. He loves having someone to care for again. Ever since he and his family stopped talking, he’s had to get used to being alone. But his team has helped fill that void until now. Mostly.
Just when Cy thinks he’s got things figured out, a sweet, intense little cat turns his world upside down—and unintentionally brings answers to both the Alphabits’ current case and Cyrus’ estrangement with his family.
TRISTAN – THE MANNING DRAGONS by Kathi S Barton
Wynter Dawn had been in the wrong place at the wrong time. She had gone to the mall to get a well-deserved birthday present for her mother when all hell broke loose. She had taken four bullets herself, but too many others had died. Now, the police were trying say she was an accomplice and pin the blame for the others’ deaths on her. They were going for the death penalty.
Tristan Manning had never met Wynter before, but when Xavier rescued her from the courthouse, Tristan was called to Cooper’s home. When he arrived, the dragon tattoo, the one he’d had since birth, came alive and was clawing his way forward. The pain was excruciating. When he entered the room, Wynter was screaming in pain as her dragon tattoo was doing the same. When the dragons came forth in a burst of magic, both Tristan and Wynter passed out.
Eric had been tasked centuries ago with killing any and all newborn dragons before the eggs could hatch. But somehow he’d missed one and he needed to rectify that there would be hell to pay.
MIDNIGHT ACADEMY by Various including May Sage
Some clueless, others, already powerful, these protagonists are about to face more than they bargained for…In the Midnight Academy collection, you’ll follow seven stories set in enticing paranormal worlds where being late for class is the least of their problems.
From immortal princes to normal human girls, shifters and witches, there’s an academy for every taste.
Midnight Academy is only available temporarily, so grab it while you can!
OMEGA FROM THE OCEAN (HERON MANOR BOOK 1) by Amy Bellows
Merman Jack is a terrible virgin sacrifice. Mostly because he isn’t virginal. At all.
Hopefully the Sea King won’t notice.
For Jack, the human world has too many wonderful temptations, and too many alphas to resist. He only has two months left before he has to give himself to the Sea King, and he doesn’t want to spend them in the cold, dark catacombs where the Mermen of Rixton live. It may be forbidden for Jack to go to shore, but when did that ever stop him?
Peter is a terrible dragon shifter. He can’t figure out what he’s supposed to collect for his hoard. Without his hoard, he can’t do any of the important dragon-shifter things, like take his dragon form or find his fated mate. After years of losing his lovers to their fated mates, Peter’s feeling his age, and he’s tired of being alone.
When Peter sees a beautiful merman on the beach, he thinks he’s finally found his fated mate. Jack falls hard for Peter too, but he knows they can’t be together forever. If Jack doesn’t show up on the day of his sacrifice, the Sea King will kill his father and take his brother instead.
Will the love between a terrible virgin sacrifice and a terrible dragon shifter be enough to change their fate?
UNICORN LUCK (VALENTINE PRIDE BOOK 2) by Laura Greenwood and LA Boruff
Leola and her lions are all settled in their new life…until a visitor from the past changes all that.
With her lion shifters by her side, Leola begins to uncover the truth about her parents’ fate. Her trust in everything will be put to the test when she comes face to face with the person who orphaned her.
Can she forgive the one person who changed her life forever?
ESCAPE (CROSSING NUWA BOOK 1) by Sean Ian O’Meidher and Connal Braginsky
For sheltered Robbie, one week of freedom leads to sexual awakening and adventure… but when his world intersects with Theo’s, they’ll need all their wits and Theo’s magic to fight for their future.
Rare male weresnake Robbie has had his whole life decided for him down to his meals. But when the time comes for him to perform an unspeakable duty to his clan, he runs.
San Francisco Pride is in full swing when technomage Theo spots a scared-looking young man with brilliant emerald eyes. He’s only looking for a hookup, but before he knows why, he’s taking Robbie home and introducing him to champagne and enchiladas. He doesn’t have any intention of falling in love.
Robbie doesn’t want to return to his clan, at least not without trying to fit a lifetime of experiences into a week, but every day he stays puts Theo in more danger.
JACE: HIDDEN REALMS OF SILVER LAKE (FOUR SISTERS OF FATE BOOK 5) by Vella Day
When wealthy construction owner Jace Sanders meets his business partner’s deliciously sexy nanny from Earth, his life is turned upside down. Jace can’t believe he’s met his mate–and his perfect match. The problem is that Ivy Woodson is from Earth and he’s from a Tarradon, a completely different realm. To say she is out of her element would be an understatement.
Convince her to stay, his friends suggest. Easy, right? Hardly. Jace has always had his pick of women. After all, he’s rich, successful, and rather charming, or so people say. But from the moment Ivy arrives, things go awry.
Jace knows she’s the one for him, while Ivy can’t believe the handsome dragon shifter would ever want her. What will he have to do to convince her life on Tarradon–with him–is for her?
SWIM DEEPER (KEEPERS OF THE SWAMP BOOK 1) by T S Joyce
Reporter, Bre Hayne, is on the hunt for a story. Finally, her big career break has fallen into her lap, and she has chance to get the scoop on one of the notoriously private shifters. Not many of them exist, but one Holt Lachlan has put an ad out for a mate, and Bre is up for the challenge. She’ll pretend to be interested, gather intel on him, and then scoot out of Uncertain, Texas just as fast as her old junker truck can speed her back to the news station. But the deeper into the story she goes, the more she realizes maybe Holt isn’t the one who is the monster. Maybe it’s her.
Alligator shifter, Holt Lachlan, is the center of an unfortunate legend. His family name has been tarnished by these swamps for generations, and he has to go outside of the town to try and find a mate. Desperate for something to occupy his inner animal, he meets up with a spunky beauty named Bre, and tells her the rules. The most important rule? Pretend he’s normal. Ignore the growling, don’t pay attention to his eye color, and definitely don’t go anywhere near the waters of Uncertain’s swamp at night. He’s protective of his territory, but the more he gets to know the bold and beguiling woman who has answered his ad, the more he thinks she just might survive his dark secrets…but will he survive hers?
EYE SPY (VALDEMAR FAMILY SPIES BOOK 2) by Mercedes Lackey
VS note: Not a romance but a release of note.
Mags, Herald Spy of Valdemar, and his wife, Amily, the King’s Own Herald, are happily married with three kids. Their daughter, Abidela, dreams of building on her parents’ legacy by joining her father’s network of spies, hoping to offset her seeming lack of a Gift.
But when Abi senses the imminent collapse of a bridge only moments before it happens, she saves countless lives, including that of her best friend, Princess Katiana. The experience, though harrowing, uncovers her unique Gift—an ability to sense the physical strains in objects.
Intrigued by the potential of her Gift, the Artificers seek to claim her as their own—but only the Healers can train her. Through training with both of them, Abi discovers unique facets of her Gift, including a synesthetic connection to objects that allows her to “see” as well as feel the strains.
Her Gift may also grant her a distinct advantage as a spy—there won’t be a building in the entire kingdom of Valdemar with a secret room that she doesn’t know about. With the help of her mentors, she must hone her gift to uncover the hidden secrets in the depths of Valdemar.
MAX (THREE SILVERBACK BEARS AND A BABY BOOK 1) by Harmony Raines
Max, Tad, and Jake think fate—and mates—have passed them by. Resigned to life alone, they have each put all their energy into their careers. However, change arrives in the small but perfectly formed guise of baby Milly. Orphaned when her mother overdoses on drugs, Milly brings out the protective side in all three bear shifter brothers.
Well, Jake might need a little persuading!
But that’s not all.
When Milly’s foster mom, Josephine, comes to visit, Max instantly knows she is his mate. Max is more than ready to open his heart and his home to Milly and Josephine. But Josephine has a hidden past, and as danger threatens, he will do whatever it takes to keep his new family safe.
Josephine has a past she’d rather forget. But visions of the abuse she suffered at the hands of an ex-boyfriend are impossible to wipe from her memory. Not that she’s let his actions prevent her building a good life for herself. One where she provides love and care for children in need.
However, she’s never let anyone else in. She’s never allowed herself to trust another man.
But now Max tells her she is his mate. Josephine knows what that means. And she wants to be part of a family, a real loving family, for the first time. Can she open her heart to love?
Just when she finds the answer to that question, her past finally catches up with her.
DICK (THE PRIVATE DICK SERIES BOOK 1) by Gracen Miller and Julie Morgan
KING – Phuck is the king of New Orleans. A demon who offers immortality for loyalty and respect. As president of the Voodoo Dawgs MC, he’s become as iconic to Nawlins’ citizens as the French Quarter. With Voodoo Mama and his brothers at his side, he’s untouchable, his power limitless. But when one of his demon brothers is discovered murdered, his life is about to be shaken up in ways he could’ve never anticipated.
SHERIFF – Enzo is a sheriff, a shifter with a badge, who’s lost his power and the respect of the citizens of New Orleans. Betrayed by those he trusted, he’s fallen into disgrace, unable to remain sober long enough to pull himself together. When one of Phuck’s men is found dead, Enzo calls in the big guns to help solve the murder.
DICK – Panther shifter Detective Natalia Cortes arrives to investigate a demonic killing in NOLA. It’s not just any homicide, but the murder of a demon who happens to be part of the Voodoo Dawgs MC. The self-appointed King of New Orleans doesn’t want her there, but she feels his heated gaze. The sheriff needs her help to solve the case, but the more time he spends with her, the more he wants to claim her as his mate.
THE TRAITOR’S KINGDOM (TRAITOR’S TRILOGY BOOK 3) by Erin Beaty
A new queen under threat.
An ambassador with a desperate scheme.
Two kingdoms with everything to lose.
Once a spy and counselor to the throne, Sage Fowler has secured victory for her kingdom at a terrible cost. Now an ambassador representing Demora, Sage is about to face her greatest challenge to avoid a war with a rival kingdom.
After an assassination attempt destroys the chance for peace, Sage and her fiancé Major Alex Quinn risk a dangerous plot to reveal the culprit. But the stakes are higher than ever, and in the game of traitors, betrayal is the only certainty.
THE STORM CROW by Kalyn Josephson
In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.
That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.
But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.
SPIN THE DAWN (THE BLOOD OF STARS BOOK 1) by Elizabeth Lim
VS Note: This one sounded intriguing, put it on my TBR List.
Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.
Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia’s task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.
And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor’s reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.
VS: The SFR Station mentioned DARIK, from my award winning Badari Warriors scifi romance series, this week so I’ll highlight that title for you!
Nicolle James is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped by alien scientists to be the subject of horrifying experiments. Her only hope might be a mysterious soldier she’d glimpsed outside the laboratory fence. She’d managed to sneak a few words of conversation with him when her captors weren’t watching but now the aliens were taking her inside the lab to begin the experiments.
Darik, a warrior of the genetically engineered Badari pack, is on a solo recon mission to check out a mysterious new lab high in the mountains. His orders are strict – do not engage. But when he has a chance meeting with the woman who might be his mate, he vows not to abandon her, orders or no orders.
Can he get inside an underground lab, find Nicolle and rescue her without getting captured himself? And when he learns the lab’s deadly secrets, can he get word to his pack about the new dangers?
Because the ruthless alien scientist running the experiments wants to get her hands on him too and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals.
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months. 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.