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).
DRAGON’S PROTECTION (RED PLANET DRAGONS OF TAJSS BOOK 16) by Miranda Martin
Victoria – I was stupid. Scared and stupid when I followed the racist leader of the anti-Zmaj into the desert. We were exiled from the rest of the human survivors but hey, at least I was getting away from the huge and intimidating, dragon-like Zmaj warriors. A plus right?
Then I was kidnapped by alien space pirates, stolen from the planet and forced to be their slave. Now I’m scared and alone, but I’m surviving. Somehow. I would never in a million years have imagined missing the desert hell-hole Tajss, the ruined planet that became humanity’s home after our generation ship crashed. But I do miss it.
When the pirates finally return to Tajss, a hint of the one thing I’ve denied myself blossoms. Hope. There are other humans here. Others like me. Could I escape?
Before I can act on the idea I’m kidnapped. Again.
This time it’s not the creepy space pirates. No, it’s worse. This time it’s one of the primitive, domineering alien-dragons. He’s massive and scarier than any pirate. He steals me from them and makes off into the desert with me.
I’m scared and confused to discover that the man I thought was a brutish alien is actually confident and kind. The way the light shimmers on his scales is utterly fascinating and he’s dedicated to taking care of me. The longer I’m with him the less I’m worried about surviving. Now I have to worry about losing my heart to a Zmaj…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
FRACTURED BY DECEIT: PSY IV TEAMS BOOK 4 by Jami Gray
Hunted by a faceless enemy, she turns to him for help…Megan Rouser survived six months at the hands of a brutal telepath only to emerge with fractured memories and a terrifying premonition of impending danger. Determined to regain control of her life, she turns to the one man who held her together and brought her out of hell…Bishop.
But who’ll protect him from her…Jacob Archer, aka Bishop, has spent his life protecting others, and as part of the off-the-books psychic ex-military team known as PSY-IV, it’s a skill he’s mastered. Rescuing the determined and intriguing Megan triggers all his white knight tendencies, despite lingering suspicions about her kidnapping. But what happens when the threat he should be watching for, is her?
As Megan and Bishop delve deeper into the twisted mind of a madman, will they find a way to survive unseen threats or be torn apart by the most intimate of betrayals?
BAIT: THE PLANET ATHION SERIES (THE TRADRYCH STRAIN BOOK 2) by Melissa Farrar
The discovery that two of the alien Trads, Nad and Miko, and the slave Athion, Diarus, are part of a rebel group came as a shock. Even more of a shock is discovering I have feelings for each of them, and, it seems, they feel the same way about me. Now I’ll do anything to help them, including handing myself over to the most dangerous Trad in the area, Polityk Borys. I’m offering myself up as bait, and there’s a good chance he’ll take the bite.
SEIZED (TRIBUTE BRIDES OF THE DREXIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Tana Stone
Snatched from Earth to be a bride for a bad-ass race of warriors, Bridget has barely gotten used to her new life on the high-tech Drexian space station when she’s abducted again. This time the aliens are vicious and bloodthirsty, and they have very different plans for the pretty human.
Bridget has no doubt the Drexians will send a rescue party, but she’s never been one to play the damsel in distress. And no way is she sticking around to be a part of some creepy alien experiments.
Kax has a mission. Get the tribute bride back safely.
The highly-trained Drexian warrior knows that if anyone can do it, he can. But sneaking into enemy territory and getting Bridget out won’t be the hardest part of his mission. Denying his attraction to her will be the real test.
The Drexian has a secret no one can know. A secret that means he can never take a bride. Can he ignore his heart and give her up to another Drexian?
DREDGE: BOOK ONE IN THE GALACTIC SEDUCTION ALIEN ABDUCTION SERIES by Lula Monk
Samantha awakens to discover she is the property of Galactic Continuity, an intergalactic company specializing in breeding programs for species who are nearing extinction. At the Hub, a strange humanoid creature aggressively bids for her, and wins. Samantha knows what the alien wants, and she’s not relinquishing her body without a fight.
Ruler of the planet Brillar, Dredge is one of the only remaining Glims in the universe. This pale, dull oddity before him — this human — is his species’ best hope for surviving the disease that is wreaking havoc on his planet. There is only one problem — she is non-compliant, combative, and worst of all: she is missing her shine.
When the virus that killed most of his species begins devouring Dredge’s body as well, will he be able to convince the human Samantha to breed before his light dies out?
IN THE ARMS OF AN ANDROID by Tracy Lauren
Just as Andrea’s life was set to begin, everything was ripped away. Her last memories were of the year 2019, but upon waking, she discovers nearly 2,000 years have passed. Her kidnappers are long gone, her home, her life, her family… it’s all just gone.
Struggling to cope in a new century, she leans on the only person she feels a connection to–the man who rescued her. Only he isn’t really a man and he isn’t really a person either. He’s an android. And somehow, he seems just as drawn to her as she is to him.
Healing from her loss, Andrea finds solace in the last place she ever expected to—IN THE ARMS OF AN ANDROID.
ROGUE’S RETURN (ROGUE STAR BOOK 10) by Ava York
To stop the Dominion, the crew must go to the last place they ever expected.
GUARDED BY THE ALIEN (ALIEN PROTECTOR BOOK 2) by Dena Christy
Liana Drake’s life is spiraling out of control. Her beloved father is gone, her ex-husband has started turning up everywhere she goes, and she feels like someone is watching her. The last straw comes when she suspects someone has broken into her apartment and the authorities don’t believe her. Her only choice is to turn to her brother for help. His solution is to send her a Thonaxian bodyguard for protection.
Cale Arkon has been on Arrann Prime for two years as a bodyguard, and those years have been less than exciting. He leaps at the change to protect someone who might actually need protection. But he is unprepared for the attraction he feels toward Liana when he arrives at her home. It could be her beauty, it could be her vulnerability, but something about her is drawing him to her despite the professional distance he tries to keep.
When the crimes against Liana escalate, they have no choice other than to flee. But the person stalking her knows her as well as she knows herself and seems to anticipate what moves she will take. The only advantage Liana has is Cale, the alien bodyguard she is slowly falling in love with. And she hopes it will be enough to save them both.
LOVE IN AN UNDEAD AGE by A M Geever
Surviving the zombie apocalypse was hard but saving the human race might be fatal.
Ten years after the zombie apocalypse a good man is still hard to find… just ask Miranda Tucci. Most are ill-equipped to breach Miranda’s emotional defenses, and even in San Jose, California, the most technologically advanced outpost of civilization left on the planet, there’s no app for mending a broken heart. But when Connor MacGuire turns up at nearby Santa Clara University, even Miranda begins to wonder if she has finally found someone she can trust.
The Jesuit priests who lead the community at Santa Clara University are the only counter-balance to the ruthless City Council that rules Silicon Valley. They have hatched a scheme…(more blurb in ebook seller page…)
HOPE (THE SPACE CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Joy Foster
VS Note: Listed as Erotica
Betrayal is on the horizon. In what might be the final book in a series that makes you warm everywhere you wish for it. We find the four are going to go up against challenges and obstacles like never before encountered. Who will be with whom by the end? What love will be left, guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat? Ryan and his new body seem to have no limitations and Stone does something royal of his own.
SPACE RODEO (INTERSTELLAR SPACE BOOK 2) by Jenny Schwartz
On the galactic frontier, the Federation’s wildest (and most scientific) citizens have gathered to ride in the Space Rodeo. The Navy’s in charge—of the arena. But beyond the naval perimeter, there is only Interstellar Sheriff Max Smith to keep the peace. Fortunately, he has some extraordinary allies. And enemies. And then, there is his girlfriend.
Thelma Bach attracts trouble like the bunyaphi attract feuds.
She should have been safe, riding for an urself inventor in the Space Rodeo. So how did she end up in the middle of a mercenary corporation’s devious designs for galactic war?
OMEGA ACADEMY by Lily Archer
Drawing, my online clan, and planning my escape from my mother–these are priorities. Or, at least they were, until three huge alien males came to abduct me and take me to their planet. But it’s not just a simple process of probing and then releasing me back to Earth. All those movies are lies. These three males keep me. And I’m suddenly a cadet at an Omega Academy where I’m supposed to learn how to serve the Gretar Fleet. None of this makes any sense to begin with, nevermind the three males I can’t seem to avoid. But they say we have a connection, that we’re a circle, whatever that means. And my body seems to agree, because anytime they’re near, I can’t seem to think of anything except Kyte’s horns, Jeren’s smirk, and Ceredes’s long, hard … sword. Focusing on class is almost impossible, and the Omega Academy isn’t for the faint of heart. I have to learn who my enemies are, how to make friends, and how I fit with the three males I can’t stop thinking about. All doable, right? No. Not right, especially when I discover the fleet has other plans for me. The bond with my three males may be the only thing that can keep me safe, but that means we need to consummate our circle. Yeah, you read that right, consummate. Deep. Breaths.
THE NEW KING (GALACTIC ORDER BOOK 5) by Erin Raegan
Mona – It’s been a long time since I felt safe. Too long. You would think after all I’ve been through at the hands of an alien monster it would be difficult for me to live near them.
That it would be difficult to live under their roof. To sleep near them. To eat their food. To talk to them. The Dahk may not be the Juldo, but they are still alien to me. They are frightening and different from me. They look, talk, and move differently than me. They are monsters in their own way. But I’ve lived through horrors, both outside of my world and inside it.
For the first time in my life, I’m starting to feel safe. I’m living amongst an alien race on a frozen world, lightyears away from my old home. But I can breathe without wanting to hold it in. I can open my eyes without wanting to claw them out. I can live without terror clawing at my heels. And that is because of the Dahk.
Their king is arrogant and infuriating, and I can’t stand him. But he would never raise a hand to me. He would never lock me away in a cage.
We may not be able to speak to each other without shouting. Or look at each other without a glare. But he is safety and comfort and it’s not long before I need him. It’s not long before I’m running to him faster than I ever ran from him. It not long before he is my world, and I am his.
It’s not long at all.
FIERCE CYBORG (BOUND BY HER BOOK 4) by Nellie C Lind
Can’t find Mr. Right? Why not create him? MedAct is the company that can make all your dreams come true! Just give them a call and let them create the perfect man for you. But remember, you can never give him up. It will kill him, literally.
Jade Silva, the CEO of MedAct, the medical and scientific company that creates cyborgs, knows something fishy is going on behind her back. She doesn’t know what, but she suspects one of her own doctors is involved.
Confronting the doctor might not be one of her brightest ideas, but she does it anyway, only to end up in the hands of the Fighters–the dangerous and damaged cyborgs who survived the deaths of their bound ones. Not only that, they want her to save Nightmare’s life, their leader, but also her enemy … and the love of her life.
THREESOME’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (SAVING CERASTE BOOK 3) by Dane Griggs
Ever since avoiding death at the hands of a mad scientist, Chelsea has been hiding in the ductwork of an alien space station. When two new victims are brought in, Chelsea sees her chance to escape. Should she take this opportunity to get away or attempt to rescue the two sexy aliens from the scientist’s clutches? What’s a girl to do?
Take a journey with Chelsea, D’Rett and L’Tarne as they attempt to flee and return to Earth. Their mission is to escape and get vital information to their people. They have a beat-up space ship, bad guys on their tail, new planets to explore and a mutual attraction they are trying to resist.
THE BRIDE PROGRAM HONEYMOON (SAVING CERASTE BOOK 4) by Dane Griggs
I’m getting married to my dream alien!!!
Okay, I’m really choosing L’Arc in the Presenting Ceremony, but that doesn’t have the same ring to it. Either way, this is the start to the rest of my life with my mate. I am madly in love, and we get to go on a honeymoon on a lush tropical paradise in another galaxy! The Cerasteans have been crazy-busy, so it’s nice we can get away for a week. Several of my bride volunteers friends are joining us on the trip to Xerini—the dulci home world. I can’t wait to hit the beaches with Maya, Serena, Chelsea and our Cerastean mates. I’ll be sure we have plenty of alone time too. It’s going to be the best trip ever!
MOON STRUCK (SCAEVEN MATES BOOK 2) by Heather Guerre
After leaving the military, former battlefield medic and military surgeon Hadiza Moreau just wants a quiet, peaceful life where she can leave the war behind. Instead, she finds herself captive aboard an alien vessel, along with twenty other women who are going to be auctioned off as mates for the male-only alien species. The aliens are bigger, stronger, and more technologically advanced than their human captives have any hope of fighting against. And fighting is pointless when the aliens have a toxin in their saliva that leaves even the strongest fighter helpless with sexual desire. Just when Hadiza’s resigned herself to a life of enslavement, hope appears in the form of one of the very creatures who are holding her captive.
Errol Sin-Haros is a Scaeven Enforcer. He’s dedicated his life to protecting innocent creatures from the brutal nature of his own race. Raised to detest every cruel and conquering instinct within himself, he keeps himself tightly leashed. Until her. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
GENE BORN: HUNTER’S CHOICE (THE KOCI HYBRID SERIES BOOK 4) by Lily Griffin
The government used us to improve the human genome through gene modification and controlled us through a computer AI placed in our brains. Earth was dying, and they needed humans to be stronger, faster, and harder to kill while traveling through space in their search for a new home. They were successful. They made us stronger, faster, and harder to kill. Then, they took it even further when an alien species called the Koci, who’d been shot down right before the last exodus ships were to leave earth and used this foreign DNA to changes us even further. We are now part Koci and part human, a hybrid. We sought our freedom from being controlled by the government only to find ourselves in the hands of pirates when we awoke from cryo-stasis.
Then, the pirates sold us to the Mxint Combine to fight in their gladiator games against other aliens and monsters. We went. We kicked ass. We gained our freedom, but at what cost and will it be short-lived. We chose a planet chock full of predators that we must survive for three weeks before rescue can arrive. Will it be the Findo Alliance Investigators, will it be the Torgerian’s battle group, will it be the Koci battle group, or worst of all will it be the Mxint Combine that finds us first. It’s Hunter’s Choice. We are finally free, but for how long? Our goal— continued freedom,
our objective— find a new home, our ambition— explore this new galaxy we find ourselves in. Will we give up? Never!
RETICENCE (CUSTARD PROTOCOL BOOK 4) by Gail Carriger
Then Big Jim’s eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn’t quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies–from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim’s loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis–fail to cure Big Jim’s debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity’s extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.
She is a miracle of science.
But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins to question her husband’s motives—and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to her, half a decade ago?
Beware the man who calls you . . .THE PERFECT WIFE
May’s humdrum life gets flung into hyperdrive when she’s abducted, but not all aliens are out to probe her. She’s inadvertently rescued by Xan who’s been orbiting Earth in a day-glo orange rocket ship, watching re-runs of “I Love Lucy”.
Seizing the opportunity for a better life, May learns how to race the Audacity and pilots her way into interstellar infamy. Finally, she has a job she likes and a friend to share her winnings with—until the Goddess of Chaos screws the whole thing up, and Xan’s unmentionable past makes a booty call.
FIRE IN HER EYES: A POST APOCALYPTIC DRAGONSHIFTER ROMANCE (FIREBLOOD DRAGONS BOOK 7) by Ruby Dixon
For months, I’ve been chased by a red dragon. They’re the females of the dragon shifter invaders, fierce and vicious and as ruthless as they are wild. She hunts me wherever I go, and I’m not safe even behind the walls of a fort. There’s only one thing I can do to stop her…
…And that’s to take her as my mate.
But to win the heart of a female dragon, I have to conquer her first. Not so easy for a human man…but Teva’s worth the challenge.
Werewolf Virginia “Ginny” French’s curse means no one can remember her. Not even for as long as it takes to ring up her groceries or make her favorite iced coffee. And being that forgettable has turned her life into an incredibly lonely existence. So much so, she’s thinking about doing something really wild just to entertain herself.
Werewolf Ezekiel “Easy” Grayle loved his life until he got struck by lightning and lost control of his shifting abilities. It’s led to some uncomfortable situations – and the decision to move to a town where the unpredictable is acceptable.
He didn’t realize just how acceptable until he catches his hot but maybe-crazy neighbor sneaking out of his pool in a barely-there bikini. He’s too busy unpacking to pursue her, but when she comes knocking, all bets are off.
Can a forgettable woman ever find love or is her curse too much for even the most determined man to overcome?
Lee has one shot at redeeming himself and the five lost dragons who fell years ago. There’s just one person who can bring everyone together, and she happens to be an average human named Anna, who will do anything to help her comatose sister. As the blue dragon, Lee offers Anna the chance of a lifetime: change everything that’s hurting her by going into a strange world to help his friends.
As Anna explores the Blur, she realizes two things: 1. She shouldn’t trust bad dragons, and 2. She might have no choice. As everything in the misty fantasy world seems to want to harm her or claim her, she’ll need the strength of the dragons if she wants to escape. There’s just one problem: the dragons won’t cooperate with each other, let alone a human. And it only gets more heated as the dragons get closer to Anna, and begin to burn for more.
Black, silver, red, gold, purple and blue. Six fallen dragons have to find a way to reclaim their roles as protectors of mankind, and one human woman is the key. A reverse harem fantasy romance. Cliffhanger ending.
Beneath the murky waters of the lake, an ancient being slumbers, and Brygida is its servant. Kept sheltered in the woods by her mothers from the nearby village, Brygida has never had so much as a friend—until the day she meets a charming stranger painting by the lake. He invites her to the village’s harvest feast, but her taste of the forbidden ends with a murder.
Called into service for the first time, Brygida must take up her ancestral duty as Reaper of Death and solve the murder within three days. If she brings the murderer to the lake on the third day, the being she serves will be sated. If she fails, Brygida herself will be drawn beneath the murky waters, and the village massacred. There’s only one problem: the main suspect is her charming painter, Kaspian.
As Brygida investigates, the dangers are many and answers few. The village and her family stand against her, and with time running short, the lake demands a price. Brygida believes Kaspian is innocent, but can she stake her life on it, when failure means condemning the rest of the village, and being dragged into the deep…?
Ariadne’s terrified when war breaks out in Bonfire Falls. Even with the ability to control fire, she’s out matched by vengeful witches and hostile shifters. Desperate for help, she travels up the mountain to the dragon enclave where she’s held by three intimidating, yet irresistible dragon shifters. Now’s not the time to fall in love, but to save her town, she’ll have to risk her heart.
Blaze, Copper, and Ember want nothing to do with the war between witches and shifters. They’re content to live high up the mountain in harmony with the other dragons. But Ariadne’s cast a spell over their hearts. They’re willing to wage war to protect their love, but will it be enough to bring peace to Bonfire Falls, and win Ariadne’s heart forever?
Leola thought she had the answers to her past, but soon discovers that’s not the case.
When mysterious presents keep showing up, Leola and her mates know that something isn’t right. But the truth behind the situation turns out to be even stranger than they originally thought. Leola will do everything she can to protect her family, especially now they have a cub of their own.
Can she figure out who is behind the perceived threats? Or is it too late.
When Litha finally saw her parents again, they brought with them information about the prophecy that had been mis-interpreted for nearly two decades, changing everything Litha, Phoenix and the princes thought they knew about their fate.
Rune and Bane are getting worse and worse, the venom from the fae blades shutting their bodies down as they’re waiting for an antidote to stop and hopefully reverse the damage.
Everyone’s emotions are running high, the trauma and stress from the last days pushing them to their limits. Will the antidote be on time? Will their love and friendship survive even more strain?
Five signs a cat is in heat:
- Rubs against anything male
- Coos over kittens
- Presents her assets as often as possible
- Gets easily distracted
- Loses interest in assassinations
Kill me now. This is going to be hell.
CONTROL OF FIVE (ORIGINS OF THE SEX SERIES BOOK 2) by A K Koonce and Aleera Anaya Ceres
What’s more dangerous than dark magic?
And The Academy of Six is hiding both within its ancient walls.
A History of Magic sends Izara on a literal trip down memory lane. She uncovers that there’s more than what the students think they know about the supernatural school in the middle of New York City. It’s mysterious past, as well as her own, are twisting together in a destructive way.
She always knew the Academy was created to stop a reckless power.
And she’s just now realizing that if her and her friends can’t contain the monster within her, history is bound to repeat itself.
FRAUGHT (ALPHABITS BOOK 7) by Susi Hawke and Crista Crown
Finn O’Toole is an omega in an alpha’s world. He’s done everything he can to make sure that doesn’t interrupt his ability to get his job done, and it never has. Until him.
Antonio Montoya is the notorious leader of the vigilante group STAHP, and stands for everything Finn despises. When the powerful alpha discovers that the Alphabits’ only omega is his mate? It doesn’t matter how far Finn runs… Antonio always gets what he’s after.
Thankfully, Antonio has information that the Alphabits need, and the perfect excuse to prove to his feisty, reluctant mate that even dangerous men can have good hearts. There’s still that little argument about eating the bad guys, though.
HIDDEN (THE SWAMP BOOK 1) by Rebecca Royce
Lost, groggy, and utterly devastated, MacKenzie Harper woke in the back of a truck with a kind man giving her a ride to safety. Her memory fuzzy, her senses on high alert, and her world teetering precariously on chaos, she has no idea who to trust but her nose says she can trust him.
When her savior delivers her to Ranier, Preston, Jarret, and Anton Lejeune, Kenzie recognizes them as the sons of the most famous werewolf family in Louisiana. They have to hide her, because Kenzie did the forbidden—she shifted. Werewolves are forbidden from shifting due to the Accords, and she’s always been good at playing human. So why did she shift?
That’s a question she’d like answered, but there’s more to Kenzie than even she knows and being around the Lejeune brothers rouses old instincts and desperate desires that will pull her four mates to her and together, they’ll face every challenge coming for them—even the ones they can’t see.
FREAKY REAPERS (A MYSTIC CARAVAN BOOK 8) by Amanda M Lee
Poet Parker put the past behind her. At least she thought she did.
Life on the streets wasn’t what she had in mind for her forever and she jumped at the chance to join Mystic Caravan Circus when an invitation was extended. She didn’t look back.
That was ten years ago, and now Poet is going back to the exact area she used to haunt … and she’s nervous.
The friends she left behind are scattered. Some are dead. Some have moved on to other things. Some turned out to be something else entirely. Others simply disappeared into the wind.
Unfortunately for Parker, forgetting isn’t easy … especially when a group of banshees start infringing on Mystic Caravan’s territory and the creatures seemingly have ties to the people Poet left behind.
Between the reapers also working the case – a crazy family called the Grimlocks who can’t stay out of trouble – and the guilt weighing Poet down given the way she fled, she has her hands full.
Someone is controlling the banshees, stealing girls from the streets and creating a merry band of monsters. It’s up to Poet to find out who and protect two street girls who remind her of herself.
Poet doesn’t want to look back but she has no choice … what she finds might be more evil than she ever imagined.
SCENT OF BETRAYAL (SHIFTERS OF RISHARD BOOK 2) by Denise Carbo
Wolf shifter, Davis Campbell is on a mission. His job is to babysit a woman from a rival clan. He believes all he has to do is get her back to Scotland. What he doesn’t figure on is her possibly being his mate.
Bethany Leitner, an owl shifter, has been betrayed, attacked, framed, and left for dead. Trust in herself and others is hard to find. So when her self-appointed guardian begins to bark orders, she is ready to show her talons.
THE MARKED PRINCE (THE DARKEST COURT BOOK 2) by M A Grant
The Summer Court is nothing like Sebastian remembers. The oppressed lower classes are drained of their magick, and around every corner political intrigues threaten an already unstable regime. Sebastian’s only hope of surviving the Court and bringing home Prince Lyne’s traitorous brother lies with Duine, a magickless Unseelie servant desperate to win his freedom. A servant for whom Sebastian, an estranged Seelie royal himself, is developing a dangerous and deepening affection.
But behind the mask Duine wears are secrets as dangerous as what’s smoldering between them. And the more Duine helps Sebastian navigate Court life, the more it becomes clear the servant is not who he appears to be. How he came to be the whipping boy of one of the most powerful and corrupt faeries in the Summer Court is a truth Sebastian is determined to uncover, even if it puts him at odds with the very people who can lead him to the missing Unseelie prince.
When a powerful enemy steps from the shadows, it could spell the end not just for the Unseelie, but for both faerie Courts. Sebastian must choose: complete the mission and earn his place among the Unseelie who took him in, or risk his very life to ensure freedom for the man he loves.
MRS MORRIS AND THE GHOST (A SALEM B&B MYSTERY BOOK 1) by Traci Wilton
A grieving young widow, Charlene needed a new start—so she bought a historic mansion, sight unseen, and drove from Chicago to New England to start turning it into a bed-and-breakfast. On her first night in the house, she awakens to find a handsome man with startling blue eyes in her bedroom. Terror turns to utter disbelief when he politely introduces himself as Jack Strathmore—and explains that he used to live here—when he was alive. He firmly believes that someone pushed him down the stairs three years ago, and he won’t be able to leave until someone figures out who. If Charlene wants to get her business up and running in time for the Halloween tourist rush, and get this haunting houseguest out of the way, she’ll have to investigate. Though truth be told, this ghost is starting to grow on her.
BEAU TY: HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Donna Mercer
Beau Ty’s crazy Uncle Bentley has gone missing while out hunting for the animal-people he swore lived on the Morrison Dog Rescue and Animal Preserve. Beau Ty must find him before he gets into trouble.
Out of the limelight is how Ji’nyah Morrison liked things. She lives her cursed life in peace. No public appearances. No unscheduled visitors. She is content with her boring unexciting life running her dog rescue. That is until a crazy human shows up on her doorstep. To make matters worse, his nephew comes to rescue him. His crazy HOT and very SEXY nephew.
Beau Ty never expected to find the one person that he had been searching for all of his adult life, in the woods surrounding Happily Ever After. He would do everything in his power to hold onto her.
Ji’nyah didn’t know how to deal with her world being turned upside down by a man.
THE NINTH ELIXIR by Pelaam
Crevyn is a student of the College of Mystic Arts with an affinity to animals, especially those with magical properties of their own. He is one of a chosen few to undertake a quest for the Ninth Elixir. The finder’s reward is to be claimed by one of the arcane Masters.
But Crevyn’s opponent is a man used to winning, who will use any means at his disposal to ensure he brings back the Ninth Elixir.
At the risk of losing to Garvit, Crevyn still take time to help those in need. But even if he’s successful in finding the elixir, the trick will be surviving the challenge.
NANNY FOR THE MOUNTAIN LION (ALPHA MATES OF SALEM) by Maia Starr
Brianna’s life is in danger because of me. She’s the nanny that looks after my two boys. And I can’t stop lusting after her in the house. I was left shattered not too long ago. After my ex-wife’s death, Love seemed impossible before I met her. An alpha mountain lion cannot be without a mate. I need her more than anything. But Brianna is too innocent. It’s my job to shield her from the danger that consumed my ex-wife. And I’d do anything to protect my baby growing inside her.
Even if she hates the way I have to do it.
RYAN: THE SONS OF CROSBY by Kathi S Barton
Melody Harmony had had a rough start. Mel had lost her parents young, and she fell in love hard and fast only to lose both her new husband and her unborn child to a drunk driver. As a result, Mel didn’t have much use for many people.
Mel loved kayaking on the river. On her morning run she found a floater and called it into her friend at the sheriff’s office. The mayor showed up instead and cut the body loose and proceeded to fire her and her friend for their troubles.
Ryan Crosby was one of the two remaining Crosby brothers who hadn’t found their mates. When good friend and family, Jamie Nash, told Ryan his friend Mel was in need of a good attorney, Ryan was more than happy to help.
But when Mel showed up for the meeting, expecting to get things underway with the attorney, she was floored when his handshake nearly took her to her knees. The man uttered several times that they were mates. She wasn’t entirely sure what that entailed, but she was sure she wanted no part of it.
With the mayor harassing her daily, and a new mate sniffing around, Mel had some decisions to make fast. The only problem was, it might be too late to do anything about either one of them.
ENCHANTED EVER AFTER (ENCHANTED INC BOOK 9) by Shanna Swendson
Katie Chandler’s wedding day is coming soon, and she and Owen Palmer have a lot to do to make sure the event is magical. That makes this a very bad time for rumors about magic to be hitting the general public, even the television news.
The secret about magic has been safe for centuries, but can it survive an era of cell phone cameras and the Internet? As Katie delves deeper into an online anti-magic underground movement, she starts to suspect that there’s something more going on. Someone in the magical world is trying to expose magic to ordinary people. The fallout for the magical world could be devastating, and without the restrictions to keep magic out of the public eye, unscrupulous wizards might run amok. Worst of all, the culprit is trying to pin it all on Owen, who makes a handy scapegoat.
Katie’s got to track down and stop the plot—and fast. Otherwise, society will be forever altered, and Katie’s wedding may be missing a groom.
BLOOD & BRUTE & GINGER ROOT (BAD MEDICINE BOOK 1) by Melissa Wright
Diana Coulton doesn’t have time for love. She’s got Bad Medicine—the family herb & book shop—to take care of, not to mention her chaotic sisters and censorious cat. No matter what Diana might want, romance is on the backburner for this Coulton sister.
Until the night well-meaning Bernadette decides to fix all that. Bernie knows better. Magic used to spur romance has a tendency to go haywire, all witches know that. She’s going to have to stop it.
If she can only remember how.
Before long, the local fire marshal shows up on Diana’s front step. But he’s not there to inspect the shop. He’s been caught in Bernie’s spell, and worse, he doesn’t even believe magic exists. Miles tries to get away from Bad Medicine, but he’s bewitched, and providence is not on his side.
Forces of nature conspire to throw Miles and Diana together, and time is running out to cure the enchantment. If they can’t figure out how to undo the magic hexing them, Diana could lose everything. But if they do, she might lose Miles.
HIS FORBIDDEN OMEGA (THE ROYAL OMEGAS BOOK 1) by Kristen Strassel and P Jameson
Sneaking into the royal party is punishable by death, but if something doesn’t change in the Badlands, we’re going to die anyway. I only hoped to woo a beta wolf, someone who would overlook my lowly status and help my friends and I have a better life.
Instead, I catch the attention of King Adalai. He’s notorious for being ruthless with omega justice.
Maybe there’s no harm in one dance. In one hot kiss…
When I go into heat, there’s no ignoring what I am. Especially what I can’t have. But the King won’t be denied, and he follows me back to the Badlands.
If he breaks his own rules for me, will it bring our people together or start a revolution?
DARK ALPHA’S REDEMPTION (REAPERS BOOK 8) by Donna Grant
There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…
My duty to Death drives me forward. I’ve never once strayed from my path – not even when the future seemed uncertain. However, Maeve’s intelligence, cunning and determination challenges me in ways I never imagined. Finding out what she knows is the key to learning how to conquer our enemy. The Dark Fae breathes new life into me unlike anything I’ve ever known. For Maeve, I will risk trusting the Dark. For her…I will battle darkness itself.
FEVERED (THE CARNAL COURT BOOK 1) by Devyn Sinclair
Kari was a rising ballet star until a blown-out knee ensures she’ll never dance again, and she’s forced to rely on something she never expected—magic. She might be more used to pirouettes than potions, but she’s learning to love her new shop, her customers, and handsome New York cop Kent.
But using magic is dangerous. Kari is attacked and left to die—a curse devouring what’s left of her. Until three gorgeous Fae appear, swearing to keep her alive even as their touch leaves her breathless and wanting.
Kari’s best chance for survival is in the Fae realm, but she might not make it. Her only choice to keep the curse at bay is the carnal magic of her Fae saviors. It flows from physical pleasure—something Kari desperately wants and they’re more than willing to provide. Their touch washes away the pain, and Kari finds herself surrendering to the bond that’s pulling them closer together.
Brae, Verys, Aeric, and Kent won’t leave her side until she’s healed, but leaving the human world didn’t mean leaving Kari’s mysterious enemies behind. They swore to keep Kari safe, but will their touch be enough to save her, and will their strength be enough to protect her from the enemy who hunts her across realms?
IMMORTAL SECRETS (ROYAL GLASS HEARTS BOOK 1) by Renae Wright
t should’ve been as simple as Kira laying low and not drawing attention to herself at the academy. But laying low when your mother is the infamous Cinderella, and you’re supposed to be one of the last sirens, is harder than it sounds. Especially when you accidentally reveal your secret to four intimidating and handsome males, and when you’re drawn to your unattainable and mysterious professor.
As far as the seven kingdoms are concerned, Kira’s an immortal princess. And she’ll do anything to keep it that way.
SEARCHING FOR HOME (HARRINGTON HILLS BOOK 5) by Megan Linden
Patrick Donnelly was cast out from his pack after admitting to his father—his Alpha—that he is gay. Now he’s trying to start over in Harrington Hills, but he is struggling, not only with the new power balance but also with his own demons.
Ollie Tomilson had gotten used to being the odd one out—a kid in the system, a lone human in the werewolf pack and a man who is always just temporarily visiting in a town where people put down deep roots.
While Patrick and Ollie seem different in many ways, what unites them is that neither fits into the Harrington Hills mold. But maybe—just maybe—they can find what they are searching for in each other.
DISDAIN (TALES OF CINDER BOOK 2) by M J Haag
Eloise knows the name of her mother’s murderer, but she cannot speak it. A curse keeps her silent and locked in the tattered remains of her once charming life. Though magic holds her tongue, it doesn’t quell the smoldering spark of her anger or her need to learn the reason behind her mother’s death.
However, games of magic have dire consequences. Desperate to keep those she loves safe from the repercussions of her actions, Eloise must make a bold gamble with her safety that could win her everything or destroy her forever.
Two lives hang in the balance. For, if Cinder fails, Snow will fall, too.
MAGICAL COLLISION (BIOMYSTIC SECURITY BOOK 5) by Jalizia A Burwell
Between learning to control her powers, and trying to fit in a date with all her guys before her twentieth birthday, you’d think Dr. Laila Porter’s hands were full. If that was all she had to worry about, she’d be a happy woman. But something is brewing in the shifter community and Laila being Laila, finds herself in the middle of it.
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DEAD MAN’S QUILL (THE ABC’S OF SPELLCRAFT BOOK 4) by Jordan Castillo Price
Dixon has been dying to introduce Yuri to Uncle Fonzo, the Hand of his family, and now he’ll finally get that chance. All they need to do is meet him at a traveling carnival with an unused piece of Spellcraft.
Easy peasy, right?
Not even a little. And even worse, they might encounter a clown.
Uncle Fonzo has left a trail of magical destruction in his wake, but he claims he’s been helping people. Spellcrafters are a slippery bunch, and it’s hard to say if he’s stretching the truth or telling an outright lie. One thing’s for sure, he’s between a rock and a hard place now, and if he doesn’t deliver an outrageous ransom to Strange Manor by midnight, all deals are off.
From a lackluster carnival with a booby-trapped tour bus to the decrepit mausoleum behind an old mental asylum, the Spellcraft leads Dixon and Yuri on a goose chase that’s not only wild…but deadly.
CROWN OF BLOOD (BOOK SINDAL 3) by D G Swank and Alessandra Thomas
Since the tender age of four, Celeste Whelan has known her duty—use her powers to defeat the Dark Force, a group of mages who are intent on overthrowing the Valerian government. Her erratic expression magic and her inability to master it give her the perfect excuse to seek help from the Dark Set. It also makes her the perfect martyr.
What Celeste doesn’t expect is for the Dark Set to set her up with another expression mage, Zane Chambers. He wants nothing to do with Celeste, and the feeling is mutual. But there’s no denying Zane he has answers about her magic, answers that will help her steal the magic abilities from all the members of the Dark Set.
But the Book of Sindal—the book of evil spells the Whelan family has guarded for centuries—is offering Celeste the Crown of Blood, an offer that is becoming harder to resist. Celeste has a mission to fulfill, and she’ll do anything to do it.
Even if it means giving up everything she loves.
HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS by Erin A Craig
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother. Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last–the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge–and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that her sister’s deaths were no accidents. The girls have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who–or what–are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family–before it claims her next. House of Salt and Sorrows is a spellbinding novel filled with magic and the rustle of gossamer skirts down long, dark hallways. Get ready to be swept away.
ALL HAIL THE KING (CELESTRA FOREVER BOOK 6) by Addison Moore
An angel. A devil. Their crooked love story. The entire world in the balance. Everything I once believed has disintegrated. It is all over. But this is not the end. Paragon awaits.
The world, once young and bright, has lost its vigor, the borders of which have become grievous and tenebrous. There is no greater ache, no sharper deception than to see the one who holds your heart—holds the blade with which to kill you. It is a nightmare within a nightmare to learn the soul you melded over your own is the one who looks to destroy everything you hold near and dear. There is no greater agony than to have the scales fall from your eyes and reveal the one you grafted your life to has been the one to fear all along.
SEA WITCH RISING by Sarah Henning
Runa will not let her twin sister die. Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a shot at happiness with a prince who doesn’t love her. And his rejection will literally kill her—unless Runa intervenes.
Under the sea, Evie craves her own freedom—but liberation from her role as Sea Witch will require an exchange she may not be willing to make. With their hearts’ desires at odds, what will Runa and Evie be willing to sacrifice to save their worlds?
ALPHA DADDY BEAR (BRIDGE HOLLOW SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Samantha Leal
When Amanda finds herself on a six week break, the last thing she ever thought she would do is throw caution to the wind and head off on a random road trip with her best friend to the mysterious town of Bridge Hollow.
Bridge Hollow is famous for its strange happenings and shifter legends, but skeptic Amanda just wants to chill out for the summer and hopefully find some inner peace for a change.
When on the first day in town, she almost mows down the handsome and complicated alpha Dean, she has no idea what is waiting for her, or what an impact a man like him will have on her life.
Because Dean is not like other men… and their connection is not like other relationships. When Amanda and Dean collide, the stars align and their fates are sealed – whether either one of them is ready or not…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
THE GOSSAMER MAGE by Julie E Czernada
VS Note: Not a romance but a fantasy relase of note this week. Seemed to have some intriguing elements.
Only in Tananen do people worship a single deity: the Deathless Goddess. Only in this small, forbidden realm are there those haunted by words of no language known to woman or man. The words are Her Gift, and they summon magic.
Mage scribes learn to write Her words as intentions: spells to make beasts or plants, designed to any purpose. If an intention is flawed, what the mage creates is a gossamer: a magical creature as wild and free as it is costly for the mage.
For Her Gift comes at a steep price. Each successful intention ages a mage until they dare no more. But her magic demands to be used; the Deathless Goddess will take her fee, and mages will die.
To end this terrible toll, the greatest mage in Tananen vows to find and destroy Her. He has yet to learn She is all that protects Tananen from what waits outside. And all that keeps magic alive.
A FASHIONABLE FIASCO: BOOK 12, THE HOT DAMNED SERIES by Robyn Peterman
This is simply not my week. Finding out I can’t cook is appalling. My luncheon with the big-boned Immortal socialites went to Hell in a handbasket. I’ve been hoping to join the Fearsome Five and make it the Psycho Six. However, the chances of that happening now are looking slim. Of course, I could force my way in since I’m Mother freakin’ Nature, but I want to be accepted for being me and—because I’m fabulous.
It’s bad enough my two sons, God and Satan, are driving me to crazy town while my best friend, Mr. Rogers, is riding in the backseat having a breakdown. It’s definitely not a beautiful day in the neighborhood of Purgatory…
God has taken up softball and is impossible to get ahold of just when I need to chat with him about the impending end of the world.
And Satan. Satan has agreed to grocery shop with me so I don’t show up at his next poker game in Hell and pole dance. See I’m certain if I find the famous chef Betsy Cocker and learn to cook I can halt the end times. According to the Internet, she resides in aisle three.
What I really want is to be left alone with Bill—the love of my Immortal life. And for the world to not come to a cataclysmic and fiery end because that is unacceptable. God tells me the end times aren’t on his schedule, but the strange days afoot and the physical changes in Bill tell me otherwise.
And I would know. Normally, I create all the strange days.
There is no storm strong enough to defeat me. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m Mother Nature. I am the mother humpin’ storm.
And it’s not over until I say it’s over.
VOW OF THIEVES (DANCE OF THIEVES BOOK 2) by Mary E Pearson
Kazi and Jase have survived, stronger and more in love than ever. Their new life now lies before them―the Ballengers will be outlaws no longer, Tor’s Watch will be a kingdom, and Kazi and Jase will meet all challenges side by side, together at last.
But an ominous warning mars their journey back, and they soon find themselves captured in a tangled web of deceit woven by their greatest enemies and unlikeliest allies, a place where betrayals run deeper and more deadly than either had thought possible, and where timeless ambitions threaten to destroy them both.
IMMORTAL PROMISE (VAMPIRE MATES) by Kim Loraine
It happened without warning. My vampire heart began beating as her human one stilled and she slipped away. I didn’t know her, but everything in me demanded I save her.
She was my mate. I couldn’t let her go. So, I turned her rather than let her die, and we’ve been fighting ever since.
They say love-at-first-sight is magic. But what happens when the one you’re bound to for eternity wants nothing to do with you?
Claire is nothing like the woman I thought would be my match. Now to convince her she belongs with me before she ends up killing us both.
A DROP OF MAGIC (THE MAGICSMITH BOOK 1) by L R Braden
The war isn’t over . . .With the world clinging to a fragile peace forced on the Fae by humanity after the Faerie Wars, metalsmith Alex Blackwood is plunged into the world of the half-fae who traffick in illegal magical artifacts. Her best friend’s murder and his cryptic last message place her in the crosshairs of a scheme to reignite the decade-old war between humans and fae.
Worse, violent attacks against her and the arrival of a fae knight on a mission force Alex to face a devastating revelation of who and what she is. To catch a killer, retrieve a dangerous artifact, and stop a war, Alex will have to accept that she’s an unregistered fae “halfer” with a unique magical talent—a talent that would change everything she believes about her past, her art, and her future.
Her world is crumbling around her, and Alex will have to decide who to trust if she and the world are going to survive.
BEASTS OF THE FROZEN SUN (FROZEN SUN SAGA BOOK 1) by Jill Criswill
Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust.
Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of Aillira and god-gifted in her own right, she has the power to read people’s souls, to see someone’s true essence with only a touch of her hand.
When a golden-haired warrior washes up on the shores of her homeland—one of the fearful marauders from the land of the Frozen Sun—Lira helps the wounded man instead of turning him in. After reading his soul, she realizes Reyker is different than his brethren who attack the coasts of Glasnith. He confides in her that he’s been cursed with what his people call battle-madness, forced to fight for the warlord known as the Dragon, a powerful tyrant determined to reignite the ancient war that Aillira started.
As Lira and Reyker form a bond forbidden by both their clans, the wrath of the Dragon falls upon them and all of Glasnith, and Lira finds herself facing the same tragic fate as her ancestor. The battle for Lira’s life, for Reyker’s soul, and for their peoples’ freedom has only just begun.
TEQUILA AND TIGERS: BAD ALPHA DADS (SHIFTERS AND SINS BOOK 2) by Cecelia Lane
Wyatt – Wolf shifter Wyatt tried to do the right thing—protect and mate the girl he loved. Instead he was framed for murder and run out of town by Alanna’s powerful tiger shifter father.
Thirteen years later Wyatt returns, struggling to control his wolf while simmering in a dark emotional hell. A hell for which he’ll make his enemy pay.
But blind vengeance will have to wait. The mate he was forced to leave had his baby—a defiant boy now in danger from his own grandfather. And Wyatt will be damned if his son suffers the same fate as his old man.
Alanna – He was dead. That was the lie told to Alanna years ago. A lie now storming into town, the torment in his eyes wild enough almost nothing was left of the boy she’d loved.
She’ll have to dig through the ashes and find a spark of the real man. A struggling single mom, she’s determined to prevent their son from following his father’s self-destructive path. And when word spreads Wyatt is back, she needs his protection from the dark fate decreed by her father.
Wyatt must fight to stay sane long enough to save his mate, his son, and himself from a death sentence he now has a reason to escape.
Keep your woman close and your enemy closer? Yeah, **ck that. This time he’s keeping the woman plus child, and running the enemy out of town—and out of life.
VS: This week’s backlist highlight is STAR CRUISE: OUTBREAK – trapped on an interstellar cruise liner when a deadly epidemic breaks out!
She saved countless soldiers in the wars … but does she have the weapons to fight an outbreak?
Dr. Emily Shane, veteran of the Sector Wars, is known as “The Angel of Fantalar” for her bravery under fire as a medic. However, the doctor has her own war wounds–severe PTSD and guilt over those she failed to save.
Persuaded to fill a seemingly frivolous berth as ship’s doctor on the huge and luxurious interstellar cruise liner Nebula Zephyr, she finds the job brings unexpected perks–a luxe beach deck with water imported from Tahumaroa II, and Security Officer Jake Dilon, a fellow veteran who heats her up like a tropical sun.
However, Emily soon learns she and Jake didn’t leave all peril behind in the war. A mysterious ailment aboard the Zephyr begins to claim victim after victim … and they must race against time and space to find the cause and a cure! Trapped on a ship no spaceport will allow to dock, their efforts are complicated by a temperamental princess and a terrorist–one who won’t hesitate to take down any being in the way of his target. If anyone’s left when the disease is through with them…
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 by hand 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.