New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday OCT 23

centurionSO much new release goodness today! I even have a new fantasy romance novella of my own to report – it’s listed after the new scifi romances…

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

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CENTURION (GALACTIC GLADIATORS: HOUSE OF RONE BOOK 3) by Anna Hackett

VS Note: And of course I promptly one-clicked. I love the Galactic Gladiators!

Abducted from her exploration ship, paramedic Sage McAlister has spent months locked in cells and labs belonging to the Edull. Rescued by the cool, powerful cyborgs of the House of Rone, she finds herself among fellow human survivors on the desert world of Carthago. But despite being free, Sage feels cold inside and is struggling to cope. The only person she feels safe with—who she doesn’t feel the need to pretend with—is a deadly cyborg who feels nothing.

Forced into a military cyborg program as a teen, all Acton Vonn remembers of his past are violent missions and the cybernetic enhancements forced on him before he broke free. His emotions have been dampened to nothing for decades and he’s fine with that. It makes him an efficient member of the House of Rone. Yet the more time he spends with the copper-haired woman he helped rescue from the Edull, the more unfamiliar, strange, and perplexing things he starts to feel.

When a tip reveals that more humans are being held captive at a mysterious desert lake, Sage will stop at nothing to help rescue her crewmates. As she is drawn closer to Acton, she worries about risking her heart. Being with Sage breaks down barriers inside Acton and he struggles with the emotions he doesn’t want to feel. But deep in Carthago’s dangerous deserts, with the Edull hunting them, Sage and Acton will have to risk it all: their lives, their hearts, their souls.

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escaping wonderlandESCAPING WONDERLAND: COSMIC FAIRY TALES by Tiffany Roberts

Alice knows Wonderland is just a virtual world operated inside an asylum to which she’s been wrongfully committed, but she can’t find her way out—can’t find her way back to the life she lived before she woke beneath titanic trees and towering flowers. With the terrifying Red King searching for her and chaos all around, her only hope of escape lies in Shadow, a tall, mysterious being with glowing eyes, sharp claws, and a haunting grin who may be the maddest of them all.

But even if Wonderland isn’t real, her growing feelings for Shadow—and his desire for her—are. Can Alice and Shadow escape Wonderland together, or will she succumb to the madness like everyone else?

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contaminatedCONTAMINATED: COSMIC FAIRY TALES by Amanda Milo

The people of my planet are under a devastating genetic curse. To treat the disease’s effects, we’ve turned to cultivating a rare flower. That’s my occupation: raising and studying this flower. That’s precisely what I’m doing the daycycle that an alien drops into our research plot, approaches our plant…And cuts my flower’s head off, stealing the bloom.

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jackie and the giantJACKIE AND THE GIANT: COSMIS FAIRY TALES by Honey Phillips

Jackie works as hard as she can to provide for her younger sister, but they’re barely surviving. When she comes home to find that her sister has traded their COW (Comestible Organic Wafer machine) to an alien trader in return for a worthless bean, she is both worried and hurt. She thought she could trust the intriguing male hidden behind the forbidding armor.

When a giant beanstalk grows overnight, Jackie is desperate enough to climb to the top and demand the return of her COW. Instead, she finds a whole new world – and a very large surprise. Beneath the armor is a massive alien who seems to be as much plant as man.

Cormac is enchanted by the little human female who trades with him each quarter and makes his sap rise. He devises a plan to bring her into his domain, even though he knows he may not be able to keep her. But now that she’s here, how can he let her go?

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rampionRAMPION: COSMIC FAIRY TALES by Susan Trombley

Rapunzel isn’t fond of being a princess, but her rebellion against her royal parents can only take her so far. When her adventures playing pirate result in embarrassment for her family, she’s sent away to a scrapyard in the middle of Nowhere on a barren moon that has been barely terra-formed to support life. As far as Zel can see, the only other person on the moon is a grumpy old caretaker named Gothel, who doesn’t bother to show any respect for her royal status.

Old man Gothel has plenty of rules, and he’s made one huge part of the scrapyard forbidden, which means Zel can’t resist exploring it. In that forbidden area, she discovers a tower, drawn there by a sexy, masculine voice singing unusual music. But when she finally finds her way inside the tower, she discovers something she never expected.
There’s a lot more than just a heart on the line when it comes to the secrets that surround Rampion and his captor, Gothel. Rapunzel must learn the truth before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.

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ugly dukelingTHE UGLY DUKELING: COSMIC FAIRY TALES by Bex McLynn

No one ruffled Cisnetta Fowler’s feathers like Major Atrates Geswin, the infamous Ugly Dukeling. Her first glimpse of the handsome alien hybrid had her dismissing his crass moniker, until his abrasive attitude proved the gossip to be true. He was an arse, but an arse that she both needed and wanted. Thankfully, Cisnetta was one tough bird who never turned-tail and ran.

Major Atrates Geswin, second-in-line to the Andrake dukedom, found himself locked in a skirmish with an astounding woman. Cisnetta Fowler handled his insults as if he passed her fluffy ducklings. But rather than softening him, she inflamed his Otar-alien side, spurring him to seize, to demand, to want… All that stood between his victorious claiming of her was a vicious, pet swan with a neck-wringing fetish. As far as Atrates was concerned, Cisnetta was his for the taking.

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hunchbackTHE HUNCHBACK: COSMIC FAIRY TALES by Regine Abel

After spending her life in training, Esmeralda still can’t believe she’s been appointed to serve as the Vestal of Our Lady of Paris—the greatest temple on any planet in the Nine Circles. Her beauty and unrivaled ability to manipulate energy quickly catch the attention of Praetor Frollo, the grand magistrate of Paris, and High Seraph Phoebus, the greatest winged warrior in the solar system. But her dream of becoming the consort of one of those handsome, powerful males is forgotten the moment she lays eyes upon the hunchback secretly living in the temple.

Kwazeem feels Esmeralda’s power as soon as she lands in his city. She awakens the primal energy that has lain dormant within him—and a possessive hunger that demands he claim her. But he’s a Fallen, a monster that would be destroyed on sight if the citizens of Paris discovered his existence. Worse still, Esmeralda’s Divine Light inflicts agony upon his already tortured body if he basks in it for too long. And yet… he cannot stay away from her. With Kwazeem’s mysterious condition and Esmeralda torn between her duties to the people and the sinful desires of her heart, is there any chance of them sharing a future?

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lion and the mouseTHE LION AND THE MOUSE: COSMIC FAIRY TALES by Emmy Chandler

When she was four years old, Syrie Montgomery was nearly killed when she got lost on Ratera III, the global zoo her family owns. Eighteen years later, she’s back, kidnapped from her bed and abandoned in the location of her childhood trauma—the expansive Fetoji habitat.

Terrified and alone, Syrie runs right into a trap and finds herself at the mercy of the creature who set it—a huge leonine hunter who both scares and captivates her in equal measure…

Deep in the woods, Lohr discovers a rare bounty in his hunting net—a tiny, helpless human woman. She begs him to set her free. To keep her safe while she’s stuck in his habitat. And she promises to return the favor, as soon as she can.

Lohr scoffs at her offer. How could this mousy little human with blunt teeth and no claws possibly be any help to him? He frees her because he needs his net back. Which is when he notices that she’s soft and pretty. And that she smells good. And that she feels amazing tossed over his shoulder, when he carries her to his home. For her protection, of course…The lion and the mouse develop an instant, sizzling chemistry—but can their passion survive once he realizes that her family is the reason he’s spent his entire life as a zoo exhibit?

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frog princeTHE FROG PRINCE: COSMIC FAIRY TALES by Tracy Lauren

Madison was hardly more than a child when stolen from Earth—a fact that she resents to no end. Ripped away from all she ever knew, she’s reluctant to be the princess her family expects her to be. Tired of living out someone else’s happily ever after, Madison reaches her breaking point when kidnapped by another kingdom. She’s done with spaceships, done with otherworldly planets, and she sure as hell is done with aliens. She spent years dreaming of Earth, never daring to believe it to be anything more than a childish fantasy. But all that changes when a cocky guard comes to her rescue.

She strikes a deal with the green-skinned alien, and while it might not be a completely honest one, what does it matter when he holds the key to finally making all her dreams come true?

Kethian isn’t exactly honest himself. Intrigued by the aloof princess with a reputation for being spoiled and ungrateful, Kethian can’t help but make a deal at the expense of his kingdom. He tells himself it’s just another adventure, but that’s a lie not even he believes.
One last journey through space and Madison is home free. Will Earth be all she remembers, or will it pale in comparison to the bond she discovers in The Frog Prince?

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slateSLATE: VAXXLIAN MAIL ORDER BRIDES #2 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Sue Mercury

Still grieving the loss of his former mate, alien warrior Slate arrives on Earth with no intention of falling in love with the human female he’s agreed to marry. He’ll fulfill his duties to his people by procreating with the human, and he’ll provide for her and protect her as any decent Vaxxlian warrior ought to do, but he cannot fathom opening his heart to her. That is, until he stares into her soulful brown eyes and tastes her lips for the first time. But he worries he’s forsaking the memory of his former mate by allowing himself to develop tender feelings for the tiny human called Beth. Is it wrong to care for another female so soon?

Jilted by a cheating fiancé, B-list movie star Beth Spirit is eager for a fresh start away from the flashing lights of the paparazzi and the bad luck that seems to follow her everywhere. She signs up for Vaxxlian Alien Mail Order Brides on a whim and is shocked when a huge, musclebound alien named Slate shows up on her doorstep the very next day. But she finds his businesslike approach to marriage refreshing and she soon agrees to become his mate. Love, shmlove. Who needs it?

But when Beth is offered the movie role of a lifetime, she’s faced with a difficult decision–stay on Earth and rocket to stardom, or take a chance on the sexy alien warrior whose kisses leave her breathlessly longing for more?

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alien tributeALIEN TRIBUTE (TSENTURION MASTERS BOOK 2) by Lee Savino and Golden Angel

Who knew that reading sexy alien romances could lead to abduction? Or that aliens could cure my cancer? Not me. But here I am, the captive bride-to-be for an alien warrior, just like the heroine in the book I was reading in my hospital bed on Earth. Except the surly warrior who’s supposed to claim me doesn’t want a mate.

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aykeetanAYKEETAN: AY’KEA TERRAN MATES BOOK ONE by Harpie Alexander

Jane: I’m dying. All I want to do is spend the rest of my life doing what I do best. Relaxing, painting and taking strolls on the beach. Not so hard right? Wrong! All it takes is one sexy alien who claims I’m his mate to throw my life into chaos. One minute it’s peaceful and sunny, the next minute it’s a storm as I’m abducted by my Family Doctor. Turns out my life isn’t exactly what I thought it was. Maybe, there’s room for love after all.

Aykeetan: I’m a hunter that traveled across the universe from my home world to find my mate, the one person who can complete me. I never anticipated being rejected by her, but I’ll stop at nothing to prove she’s wrong. Just when I think I’m making progress she’s abducted. Rescuing her becomes my top priority. When I find her, maybe then she will come to her senses and realize that I’m the mate for her.

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infiltrationTHE MONARCH MISSION FILES: INFILTRATION by Jenn Nixon

Mari Yosoto thought sharing her deadly secret with her new friends would turn them away, not into a family. Now, the Monarch Crew’s next mission is to scour the solar system and take out the cult-like One Race Project. Standing in their way is Mari’s dangerous ex-fiancé, Nobu, whose obsession with Juniper and her enhanced siblings is only surpassed by his fixation on Mari’s cybernetic limbs and extraordinary blood.

Trevor Nash vows to protect Mari and the team from Nobu despite being out-powered and outmatched. He does his best to keep the crew sane and steady, even at the cost of his own mental health. Aware that Mari’s medical scans may be the key to finding and taking down the cult, he calls on his former commanding officer for help. But something sinister is brewing under the surface.

When Nobu manipulates Mari into leaving the ship and abandoning the mission, Trevor, Juniper, and the rest of the team break every rule to find her and bring her home. If the One Race Project gets everything they need to finish their 200-year-old plan perfecting human evolution, the fate of humankind will change forever.

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magnetism maggie lynchMAGNETISM: CRYOBORN GIFTS (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 10) by Maggie Lynch

VS Note: Released OCT 5 and I missed it!

After her indentureship to the pirate Hellebor was paid by Kash Trider, Lehana and Kash started a new life with different names on a bucolic ag planet. As Nisa Star and Kieran Sulien, they and the two children are thriving and the Raeaa colonists have embraced them as one of their own.

But the agricultural life in every Rim ag planet is put at risk when a virus begins decimating the crops and then infecting the people with a wasting disease—a disease that can kill an entire population within a few months. As Rim scientists rush to find a cure, Nisa and her ship are called to take trial vaccines to every impacted colony.

What seems to be an easy run to save the Rim is thrown into peril when KaCorp makes a power play to corner the market and sell the vaccine only to colonists who can afford their exorbitant price. They’ve forcefully taken over the research facility and destroyed all the equipment. The scientists have been imprisoned and their work stolen. Worse, to distract Nisa from her mission, someone has kidnapped Kieran and he is dying alone on a poisoned planetoid she can’t find.

Thrown into a fight for the lives of all those on the Rim, Nisa must make heartbreaking choices, face the call of revenge, find a way to her own redemption, and ultimately learn to embrace the gifts of the cryoborn. To win she must learn to trust her life and those of her family not only to those she knows, but to complete strangers…the one thing her entire life experience has taught her never to do.

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mercenary ethicsMERCENARY ETHICS: DEAD SUNS 2 (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 13) by Shona Husk

Left for dead on a forgotten planet by his enemies, he’ll do anything to escape, including team up with the scientist who held a knife to his throat.

Mercenary Emry Dan made one mistake on a job and was captured by the powerful arms dealer Riel. While Emry suspected Riel had a place to test his weapons, he never expected to be one of the subjects. From the moment he wakes, he starts planning his getaway.

Scientist Marita Aleric worked for Riel until she started questioning how her research was being used. For ten days she’s survived on the weapons testing planet, fighting, scrabbling for supplies and weapons, and avoiding the infected. Any people who eat the plants become cannibalistic zombies.
When she finds Emry she wants to believe they can escape, especially when their reluctant partnership blossoms into romance. But can anything survive on a dead planet?

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enemy gamesENEMY GAMES (CHRONICLES OF THE EMPIRE BOOK 2) by Marcella Burnard

Different species from different worlds make reluctant allies…
While combating a plague, scientist Jayleia Durante becomes a pawn in a greater game. With her father missing and intergalactic mercenaries on her trail, her decision to cooperate with Major Damen Sindrivik may prove advantageous…if she can control her attraction to the officer who abducted her.
Some secrets aren’t worth keeping…
Damen, a spy from a rival government, will use anything, including his predatory instincts, to achieve his mission…locating Jayleia’s father. She reacts to Damen’s charm and seductive power, so why does he question her motivation?
Conflicted loyalties and enemies abound…
Traitors and the alien enemies threaten to destroy the galaxy. Jayleia must choose. Betray her father, risk her friends, and lose Damen, or prevent an Interstellar war?

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forbidden kallista daneFORBIDDEN (CENTAURI CAPTIVES BOOK 5) by Kallista Dane and Kate Richards

Dedicated to the Goddess as a child, I led a sheltered life in the Temple. Until I woke on an alien starship. Now a hulking seven foot tall warrior says I belong to him. He means to claim me. I tried to tell him my vows will not allow it. If he dares to touch me, we will both die.But he doesn’t believe me…

Guryon – My world is gone. My people are dead. Men, women, children—killed by the Rydek, an unknown enemy with unlimited powers of destruction. We’re all that’s left of the Arythian civilization. One squadron of elite warriors and a small fleet of starships. The enemy is out there somewhere in the vast expanse of space. To defeat them, we must learn all we can about our foes. Discover their weaknesses. I am heading a mission to track down the Rydek and bring one back. Alive.

Our leader presented me with a beautiful human slave. He says it’s my duty to mate with her before I go, to assure the survival of our race. But I know the truth. I volunteered for what may be a suicide mission—and he wants me to have one final night of erotic bliss before I die. The sight of this sultry, exotic female awakens dark hungers in me, hungers demanding to be satisfied. There’s only one problem. Though I ache to make her mine, she says I cannot touch her. She says it will cost me my life—because she is forbidden.

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veiled vixenVEILED VIXEN (HAREM STATION BOOK 6) by JA Huss

All his other Harem brothers have found their one true love and they are spectacular princesses. Not Valor’s girl. Veila is the definition of evil. Not the kind of girl a guy falls for. Especially a stand-up guy like Valor. He’s not interested in her sexy glow, her pretty hair, or her glowing eyes. No. Valor only wants one thing for his fated princess. Death.

But it’s kind of hard to kill someone you’ve been genetically engineered to love. And Veila not only has total control over him, but also Harem Station. The only way Valor can get Harem Station back is to use the soulmate bond against her. Valor has to make Veila believe that their bond is true, that his feelings are real, and that he is willing to sell out his brothers, hand over all of Harem Station’s secrets, and leave his old life behind to help her get what she wants. But it’s never going to happen. Valor will never love Veila. Ever. He’d rather die trying to kill her than spend one moment as her puppet king. There’s just one problem. The soulmate bond goes both ways.

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untamed athena stormUNTAMED (MARAUDER MATES BOOK 3) by Athena Storm

There are many words to describe myself. I am an Odex warrior. One of the fiercest in the galaxy. I believe that honor dictates that no burden is too much to help those in my Pack. But there is one word that describes me most of all. Alone.
I thought it was my fate to be alone forever.
That is, until I met Victoria.
A tiny, pretty little human from the planet Novaria.
We were sent to rescue her. And once I had her, no one would take her from me.
I will kill a hundred soldiers by myself to protect her. I will face my own kind in battle for her. I will do anything and everything in the cosmos to keep her safe.
But there’s one thing she wants more than all. It is hard to bring myself to give it to her.
It is the greatest and final battle I have before me. To tell her how much I love her.

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vesta dividedVESTA DIVIDED: VESTA COLONY BOOK 2 by Sterling R Walker

VS Note: YA, light romance as I understand it.

It’s been sixteen years since the last ship reached Vesta colony. When a mysterious ship lands without warning, the colonists are shocked but eager to discover what’s inside. Much needed supplies and technology? New colonists still slumbering in their stasis pods? Human embryos to rebuild a population decimated by the Plague?

Corban Abrams and his brother Thane are Strays: young adults gifted with unique mental abilities called Talents. The brothers, along with eight hundred of their fellow Strays, have been exiled from the rest of the colony, but Corban’s Talent for premonitions places a difficult burden on his shoulders: how to warn the colonists who hate and fear the Strays that the ship isn’t a gift sent from Earth to save Vesta?
It’s a bomb sent to destroy it.

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wife for the torturerA WIFE FOR THE TORTURER by Daniella Wright

I’ve been kidnapped by aliens and taken onto Lord Zik’s secret sound-proof chamber.
All because I’m considered “special.” Luckily, someone else seems to be even more interested in me. Prince Markus Aurelius Alin III. And although this may offer a chance to escape my fated mutilation, Something tells me this Markus could pay me an even more unfavorable fortune.But what could possibly be worse than being locked up in a torture chamber? Guess I’m about to find out.

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winter solstice dreamWINTER SOLSTICE DREAM: A MAGIC OF CLADDARE NOVELLA by Veronica Scott

VS Note: I finally had time to revisit my fantasy romance world and tell a new story! This is a standalone book.

Torn from her home in the Dales as a child, Nadelma has made a place for herself as the head cook in the Witch Queen of Azrimar’s castle. She stays in the background of the busy court and uses her gentle magic gifts sparingly to help others. More or less content, she’s made peace with the hard facts of her life. Romance, marriage, a family – all beyond her dreams any longer.

Then Halvor, an ambitious Dales lord rides into the city, bringing his mercenaries to serve the king, with the promise of a rich reward, including a title and an estate. The only catch? He has to marry a highborn Azrimaran noblewoman to seal the treaty.

Fate conspires to throw Nadelma and Halvor into each other’s company and the connection is instant and deep but both resist the attraction. She knows she can never have him for herself. He must fulfill the treaty to secure a safe place for his people to live, since their holding in the Dales was destroyed by the black magic of the Shadow. Marriage to a noble damsel of the king’s choice is his fate.

Until he met Nadelma he thought his heart was frozen by the loss of all he cared for, back in the Dales. Now he knows better but his people must come first.

The situation is hopeless…or is it? For the king declares the city will celebrate Winter Solstice and hold a ball, where wishes and dreams just might come true.

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absinthe earlTHE ABSINTHE EARL (THE FAERY REHISTORY SERIES BOOK 1) by Sharon Lynn Fisher

VS Note: Recommended by the always excellent Whiskey With My Books Blog.

Miss Ada Quicksilver, a student of London’s Lovelace Academy for Promising Young Women, is spending her holiday in Ireland to pursue her anthropological study of fairies. She visits Dublin’s absinthe bars to investigate a supposed association between the bittersweet spirit and fairy sightings.

One night a handsome Irishman approaches her, introducing himself as Edward Donoghue. Edward takes absinthe to relieve his sleepwalking, and she is eager to hear whether he has experience with fairies. Instead, she discovers that he’s the earl of Meath, and that he will soon visit a mysterious ruin at Newgrange on the orders of his cousin, the beautiful, half-mad Queen Isolde. On learning about Ada’s area of study, he invites her to accompany him.
Ada is torn between a sensible fear of becoming entangled with the clearly troubled gentleman and her compelling desire to ease his suffering. Finally she accepts his invitation, and they arrive in time for the winter solstice. That night, the secret of Edward’s affliction is revealed: he is, in fact, a lord in two worlds and can no longer suppress his shadow self.
Little does either of them realize that their blossoming friendship and slowly kindling passion will lead to discoveries that wrench open a door sealed for centuries, throwing them into a war that will change Ireland forever.

time travelers vampireTHE TIME TRAVELER’S VAMPIRE (BOOK TWO OF THE MAGIC BOUND SAGA) by Emma Applegate

As their enemy grows more powerful, Ember Brighton and Rane Andersson are at a loss for how to stop him and restore the balance of time. As their villainous counterpart seems to glean more information on Ember and her time traveling abilities, time is running out to stop him before he becomes impossible to stop.

Retracing their steps may be the only way to discover secrets to eliminating the threat to themselves and to Ember’s remaining family. A mysterious stone that Ember possesses may hold the answers she needs, or worse…the trouble she doesn’t.

But evil isn’t all that’s brewing in this time traveler’s world. The knowledge of being bound to Rane Andersson somehow won’t stop playing in the back of Ember’s mind. But with centuries between them, how bound could they actually be?

When it comes down to it, is the growing connection between Ember and Rane for good, or will it be their downfall as they risk everything to keep the other safe?

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dead airDEAD AIR: A COLLECTIVE WORLD NOVEL (ACADEMY’S RISE TRILOGY BOOK 3) by Lia Davis and L A Boruff

Our biggest fight is yet to come. I watched my sisters claim their fated mates with my heart full for their happiness. Now it’s time to face my own mates. Two of them have been at my side, and I’m waiting for my third. After all, it’s now a family tradition to have three mates. I wonder if reality can be as good as the fictional worlds I love to live in.
Our world isn’t all rainbows and hellhound puppies. There’s something coming bigger than any of us have ever faced.

Now that I’ve tapped into my massive powers, I will do what it takes to save my family and my mates. I’ve had just about enough running and hiding behind wards and our sentries. It’s time to end the threat from Hell once and for all. Enough is enough.

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captains dragonTHE CAPTAIN’S DRAGON (DRAGON KNIGHTS BOOK 15) by Bianca D’Arc

Right man… right time…Captain Liam O’Dare finds himself talking with a sea dragon. Not just any sea dragon, but the lord of them all, Skelaroth. The sea dragon brings information and a request to aid in Liam’s decades-long quest to bring the pirate Fisk to justice. Not only is Fisk a murderer many times over, but now he’s stolen a dangerous artifact that could unbalance the entire world. It must be retrieved at any cost. With the mighty sea dragon trailing the wake of his ship, Liam sets out on the pirate’s trail.

Right woman… right man…Lady Rivka of the Black Dragon Clan, Jinn warrior and huntress, sets out after the pirate, but she’s not a sailor and she needs a cunning seaman with a fast ship to follow where Fisk has gone. Landing on Liam’s ship in her compact black dragon form surprises him, but there’s no other way but to reveal her shapeshifting secret. She gives him the information she has and he agrees to have her help on his quest. Liam is stunned by the dragon who turns into one of the most compelling women he’s ever seen. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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MONSTER BALL YEAR TWOTHE MONSTER BALL YEAR TWO (A PARANORMAL ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY) by Various

It’s that time again! The Monster community is abuzz with whispers of the most anticipated party of the year. This deliciously exclusive event has tongues wagging even amongst the who’s who of the monster community. It will once again be held at an undisclosed location on All Hallows Eve.

Don’t worry all you underprivileged socialites, The Monster Ball isn’t just for vampires, witches, and werewolves. Other creatures of the night have as much of a chance to attend. Watch for your ticket but not in the mail. The silvery slip of parchment is said to appear in your hand by the light of the moon.

If you find yourself a fortunate recipient best to keep it to yourself. There are some who would kill for the chance to attend. Because as every good monster knows… what happens at the ball, stays at the ball.

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death of dragonsDEATH OF DRAGONS (DRAGON DOJO BROTHERHOOD BOOK 6) by Olivia Ash

Death is in the air. It always seems to be, lately. Blood. Mayhem. Destruction. It just follows me. The people after me—they’re relentless. They’ve hunted me from the moment I stepped into this new power. They say it’s not mine. That it belongs to the dragon Bosses. Hell, maybe even to the gods themselves. Well, anyone who wants my magic can fight me for it.

I’m a diamond dragon, and the only one of my kind. Though I’ve been able to keep that a secret while my dragon and I get to know each other, we can’t hide the truth much longer. Sooner or later, we’ll come across a battle I can’t protect her from. We’ll have to go into the ring together, and once we do, there’s no turning back. Because there’s only one thing the Bosses want more than my magic. They want me. Vengeance, justice, honor—whatever the powerful dragons of this world try to take from me, I’ll get back three-fold. Good luck to the fools who try me.

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need r e butlerNEED (VAMPIRE BELOVED BOOK 2) by R E Butler

Vampire Cella has been around for a few hundred years, and she’s never made a mistake quite as large as attempting to take a human male as her private food source. On the surface, Quaid was the right fit for her, but once he got settled it was clear the only reason he wanted to be with her was so she could turn him into a vampire. After kicking him to the curb, she wondered if she’ll ever be lucky enough to find her beloved mate, the one male on the planet meant for her.

Tiger shifter Cyrus Abrams hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to females, but he’s not given up hope. Somewhere out there is his truemate and their paths will cross eventually. When he’s tasked by his king to head up a construction crew at the vampire restaurant in downtown Cleveland, he sensed a presence that drives his cat wild. The source? A stunning blonde vampire with curves for days. He never expected his truemate to be a vampire, but he’s never needed anyone more.

The coven isn’t as safe as it used to be, thanks in part to a dangerous anti-vampire group known as The First Church of Humanity. They’ve been trying for years to get rid of the vampires in Mishka’s coven, and they’ll do anything to destroy every last one. When the restaurant is attacked while Cyrus is working, Cella races to find her beloved. Can she save him, or will her only chance at love turn to dust?

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caged jessica aspenCAGED (FAE MAGIC BOOK 4) by Jessica Aspen

When Siobhan becomes the prisoner of the dragon Atavantador, her only ally is the dragon’s sexy manservant, Doyle. But nothing is as it seems. Doyle is hiding more than one secret—and all of them are worth his life. To keep them he must play the game of dragon so well that no one guesses his true secret: beneath the Winter Palace lies one of the keys to all dragon kind’s survival.

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abducting the princessABDUCTING THE PRINCESS (NIGHTMIX BOOK 2) by Mel Teshco

VS note: A re-release

He’s the one man who can save her…Princess Mira is everything Mahaya wants in a woman and a shape shifter, but he’s a nobody brought up by mortals who trained him as a pickpocket and thief, a street rat. Even worse, he’s a nightmix, a human and larakyte panther offspring whose inner darkness keeps those around him in fear.
So what’s a nightmix to do but abduct the princess and save her from those who would do anything to kill her. Despite her fear and distrust, their lust burns bright, but Mira can’t trust her captor. Only time will tell if Mahaya can seize her heart forever.

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what a witch desiresWHAT A WITCH DESIRES: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Monette Michaels

Descendant of a goddess, Brigid Donaldson and her pooka companion have been fleeing for years from a ruthless Celtic god. Determined to steal Bree’s magic and have her for his own, Lorcan Black will destroy anything in his way.

On the run, all Bree longs for is a safe place to call home. After helping Bree and the pooka escape from Black, Baba Yaga advises them to go to Assjacket, West Virginia. The powerful witch says Bree will find her heart’s desire there. Bree is sure that means she’ll find her home. What she finds is a Goddess-chosen mate.

The deer-Shifter Dale Deering had given up on finding his mate. When Bree walks into the local diner, he instantly recognizes her as his soul’s companion. His mate. She isn’t convinced—more like terrified. That’s okay. As a former Marine and now Herne’s best hunter, Dale knows how to be patient when the prize is worth it. If his mate needs time, that’s what he’ll give her.

Time is not on their side. Dale and the Assjacket residents prepare to fight the power-hungry god. The fate of all depends on Bree accepting the mate-bond so she can share her formidable magic with Dale in upcoming confrontation. She’s falling in love, realizing Dale is her heart’s desire. But evil is approaching. Fast.

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party like a witchPARTY LIKE A WITCH: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (BABA YAGA ADVENTURES BOOK 3) by Donna McDonald

Rubble, Rubble, Toil and Trouble – Fires are burning. Cauldrons are bubbling.  Are they conjuring a spell? Cooking dinner? No! The Baba Yaga is throwing an All Hallows Eve party to lure a vampire maker out of hiding and she’s using Hildy as human bait. Witches are human after all. Chuck’s ripping down trees to make enough wooden stakes to kill a whole coven.

All Hildy cares about is that there are a bunch of coffins in her backyard. What is she supposed to do with vampires? Bat shifters, Carol wanted to call them, but that’s a bunch of bull crap—or rather, guano. She’s not the Baba Yaga. Why does Carol keep involving her in her schemes? There’s more magic and mayhem going on than you ever believed you could happen.

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i want your hexI WANT YOUR HEX: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE (HEX DRIVE BOOK 3) by Renee George

When your crushing on a vamp, who happens to be a tramp, it’s time to practice safe hex. When the Rogue Magic Control Agency is tasked with security for a secret meeting between the Midwest’s vampire king and the Baba Yaga, witch Drag Jones is bummed that the mission is so boring. Walk the perimeter. Make sure there are no traps. Don’t stake any bloodsuckers. Blah. Blah. Blah.

Turns out, vampires are sneakier than she could have ever guessed, and their powers don’t register on her magic-sensing radar. And one, in particular, a gorgeous smart-ass named Baz, has her rethinking celibacy. She can’t decide if she wants to stake him or kiss him. Given the right motivation, she might do both.

Vampire Baz Delgados is ninth in line to the Ravenblood throne, and head of security for the king, his older brother. When Baz first spots the pink-haired cutie in combat boots, he can’t take his eyes off her. Something about the beautiful witch sings to his undead soul. Unfortunately, an ancient enemy threatens not only the burgeoning new alliance between vampires and witches but also the lives of everyone Baz and Drag love. They must work together to fight this new evil, or they’ll lose everything … including each other.

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wicked chaosWICKED CHAOS: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Teresa Gabelman

With the twins, Jamison and Rose, taking up most of Wicked and Thorne’s time their lives have become crazy and unpredictable. After a altercation with Jack Crow, alpha of the Crow Shifters, Wicked is not only the talk of the town, but fines herself on trial. If the Shifter Council decides against her, Wicked could be banished from Assjacket indefinitely. The women of the town side with Wicked and are up in arms as they strike against the men of Assjacket causing chaos in wicked proportions.

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bear witchinessBEAR WITCHINESS: MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE by Mina Carter

That which does not kill PITA agent Alberta Rheged… better start running. One of the Paranormal Investigations (no one knows what the T is for) Agency, big Al is a woman of many talents. A thirtieth generation witch from an illustrious magical family, she can go toe to toe with Gargoyles, tell what kind of coffee someone drinks with one glance and she is absolutely not going to sleep with her partner, even if he is a sexy hunk. Because he’s a bear. And the only bear in her life is Mr. Snuggles, her childhood furry companion. But when a fairytale curse starts dropping agents like flies, it’s down to the last witch standing to… make a stand, even if she doesn’t know exactly who she is.

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sapphire eva delaneySAPPHIRE (JEWELS CAFE BOOK 2) by Eva Delaney

I only date for two reasons—blood and ice cream. After all, I’m an immortal vampire. I don’t want to stick around to watch my lovers die. What I do want is delicious treats, but when an errant love spell hits, I fall madly in love with three of my man-snacks:

    • A wolf shifter who’s an Instagram model. A Pegasus shifter who shifts when he sneezes. Bob.

Now, stupid feelings start screwing up my quest for free food. To make matters worse, I can’t avoid these men. I need their help to stop an old nemesis from turning everyone in Silver Springs into vampires… and worst of all, tainting all the ice cream. And did I mention trying to kill me and my men? Can I save my lovers and the town? And are these new men worth the risk to my heart?

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house of ash and brimstoneHOUSE OF ASH AND BRIMSTONE (GATE WALKERS BOOK 1) by Megan Starks

Hell has come to collect……but Gisele Walker has no plans to pay the debt.As a half-demon paranormal bounty hunter, Gisele is used to flirting with death, but stealing a curio and opening a portal to Hell’s demon court is more than your average day job. Now, she’s partnered with an infuriatingly handsome demon, Shade, who has more levels of grey than she can count. Who can she trust to help save the city as Baltimore burns to the ground and ghouls roam the streets?

With a white-hot attraction burning between them and secrets blocking their path, Gisele must face her past and venture into the twisted heart of the demon royal court. But with no memory of her past……will she be able to save their future?

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sisters of the keepSISTERS OF THE KEEP: STORM THE CASTLE (A MODERN FAIRY TALE BOOK 3) by Bokerah Brumley

Cindi Ella Lass owns a magic mirror, a family heirloom handed down from two sisters…
Tulip and Tiger Lily are sisters with a secret talents in a world where magic is outlawed.
They’re wanted criminals with a King’s man on their tail.

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ghostromanceGHOSTROMANCE (RELUCTANT NECROMANCER BOOK 1) by Kaye Draper

Weird. Creepy. Frumpy. Boyish. At the young age of twenty-nine, reluctant necromancer Esper Jones is an outcast, labeled “the old witch on the hill” and avoided by all sane residents of the tiny village of Hellsfork Michigan. And that’s just fine with her. Dealing with people has all the appeal of poking her own eyes out.

But Esper’s quiet world is upset when a strange, beautiful man named Toma blows into town and destroys the walls Esper has carefully built around herself. Esper has never met another supernatural before, and she finds herself oddly drawn to the pretty medium who claims he can speak to ghosts.

Drawn into the medium’s crazy enthusiasm for rescuing people who are already dead, Esper finds herself traipsing through cemeteries and using the curse she has always hated to wake the dead and ask for answers. Because the ghosts of Hellsfork are restless, and only Esper and Toma can help put them to rest.

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christmas kissTHE CHRISTMAS KISS (LOVE THROUGH TIME) by Augustina Van Hoven

When a sledding accident catapults governess Annabelle O’Sullivan ninety-four years into the future, she panics. She doesn’t know how to get back to 1925, and she doesn’t know how to survive in the twenty-first century. Annabelle must depend on the kindness of a stranger and his daughter, and she repays that kindness the only way she knows how: by making a home. The longer she stays, the less she wants to leave. But can she trust this stranger with her life?

Since the death of his wife, Daniel Wagner has shut down his heart to everyone except his daughter, Olivia. Other women—including some of his employees at the ski lodge he manages—have angled for his attention. But Daniel found avoidance easy, until he was forced to rescue an unconscious woman lying in a snowdrift by the side of the road. Although the stranger seems to have no past, Daniel soon finds himself thinking about a present—and a future—with her.

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carmineCARMINE: BLOOD AND THUNDER (SHADES OF RED BOOK 4) by T L Christianson

Are vampires real? And given the choice…would you choose to turn?
Vampires are the last thing nurse Sofia should be worried about. She’s working two jobs and struggling to care for her ailing mom. However, her patient, 98-year-old Mrs. Shaposhnikov, is convinced vampires exist and continually talks about them to anyone who will listen.

Sofia’s troubled by the stories, but dismisses them until her patient’s family visits from Russia. Among the visitors is tall, dark, and handsome Alexei – Mrs. S’s grandson and the man who hired Sofia. Having gotten to know him through email, she can’t help but be drawn to the foreigner. However, his superstitious beliefs and behaviors give her pause to pursue something more serious.

After the family returns to Russia, Sofia’s patient begins changing drastically for the better. The once feeble and weak old lady seems to be getting younger and stronger by the day. Is there a reasonable explanation for this, or do vampires really exist? Can Sofia and Alexei find a way together, or will their lives lead them in separate directions?

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never tilting worldTHE NEVER TILTING WORLD by Rin Chupeco

Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon—until one sister’s betrayal split their world in two. A Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in eternal night, the other scorched beneath an ever-burning sun.

While one sister rules the frozen fortress of Aranth, her twin rules the sand-locked Golden City—each with a daughter by their side. Now those young goddesses must set out on separate, equally dangerous journeys in hopes of healing their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.

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gunners girlGUNNER’S GIRL (THE ALPHAS OF STONE CANYON BOOK 1) by Christine Paige

Five years ago, Veronica was forced into hiding. Despite being completely human, she finds sanctuary in a small community of shifters in the town of Stone Canyon. But after personal items went missing and the feeling of constantly being followed, she realizes her past may have caught up to her.
Desperate, she turns to the sexy shifter Gunner Blackwood for help. Gunner agrees to help her, but despite their explosive chemistry, there’s just one problem – How can she trust a man who hates her entire species?

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immortal redemptionIMMORTAL REDEMPTION (IMMORTAL PROTECTORS BOOK 1) by Alana Delacroix

Cal Olin is a grudging member of the Immorti. A resurrected Aztec warrior, he knows he has much to atone for but doesn’t believe waiting for an enemy who hasn’t appeared in hundreds of years is the best way to do it. He’d prefer to spend his time in his CEO role with Civica, an organization dedicated to righting wrongs.

However, when Cal sees the unconscious body of a woman near a magical portal, he knows the long period of peace has come to an end. He’s shocked to discover the woman is Dr. Iliana Rogers, Civica’s second-in-command. The beautiful, argumentative thorn in his side has managed to open the gate and set off a chain reaction that could end the world. Is she an agent of evil or an unknowing pawn? He has to find out.

Nightmares have taken over Iliana’s dreams and with Cal, she no longer feels alone. But when he breaks into her house and tells her, incredibly, that he’s immortal, she knows she’s been living an illusion. It’s a shock to find out he was telling the truth and that her own mother was an agent of the malevolent Nilohum—and that she herself is fated to end the world.

As Iliana searches for the truth, Cal struggles with a terrible choice: does he help the woman he loves, or does he stop the end of the world and risk Iliana’s love…and life?

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immortal rageIMMORTAL RAGE (AUSTIN IMMORTALS BOOK 2) by Jax Garren

Emma, the woman who turned Javier into a vampire five months ago, shows up at his job in ripped jeans and an old tank top, bearing a box of cookies and an offer of friendship. Of all the places he thought he’d see her again, the hospital morgue five minutes after he finished an autopsy was not even on the list. And despite everything—from the tragedy on the table to what Emma did to him before bolting across the country—he still wants Emma with a passion he’s rarely felt. When it comes to relationships, he’s always been a masochist.

But she’s not really here to socialize. A former prostitute herself, Emma’s dedicated her immortal life to getting teen sex workers off the streets, and the girl on the table was one of hers. Something more sinister than a violent john is sliding through the neighborhood, turning men into raging monsters, and she needs his help to figure out what it is and stop it before more girls die.

Javier and Emma are not a good team—they fight, they don’t understand each other, and the senseless attraction between them keeps getting in the way. But the violence is spreading, spilling from dark corners of the city and multiplying like a virus. If they can’t work together to find the source of the outbreak, an epidemic of rage monsters will rise on the city, and no one will be safe from the violence to come.

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mage heirTHE MAGE HEIR (THE LIFE SIPHON BOOK 2) by Katherine Sommerlot

Exiled from Chayd and pursued by Runon, Tatsu’s life twists into something unrecognizable when he escapes with Yudai into the mountains. Despite the growing danger trailing them, the biggest threat lies within Yudai and his voracious magic, a force spiraling outside his control. Their only hope is to head into Joesar in search of a way to contain the magic.

But Joesar’s desert holds perils of its own, and the only answers Tatsu and Yudai find lead them farther into storms. Friend and foe blur until impossible to tell apart, and all the while, the unchecked siphon devours any energy it can find. If Yudai can’t fix what the Runonian mages broke, the siphon could swallow the world, and Tatsu will watch the horror unfold.

No matter how tightly Tatsu’s heart is tied to Yudai’s, and after everything they have sacrificed for freedom, the past might catch up with them, murky and muddled, betrayal lying in Tatsu’s traitorous bloodline.

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succubus soulSUCCUBUS SOUL: VERAS ACADEMY by Lina Jubilee

Blessed with the power to protect. A princess born to two worlds. But despite being the star pupil at Veras Academy for superpowered young adults, all she wants is to be “normal.”

Bryony Haddix is the heir to the Nelian throne, but the world of elves from which one of her fathers hails is a strange, mystical place, and Bryony is much more comfortable at Veras Academy on Earth, home to the rest of her family. Born a Natch with superhuman abilities, she’s called on to protect and defend Earth’s Natches from prejudice so that they may flourish on a once-doomed Planet Earth.

Now that she’s come of age, Bryony vows to live as ordinary a life as possible, despite the weight placed on her shoulders. That also means that unlike her mother and her elven princess aunt, she’s certainly never going to fall in love with more than one man. If only her parents didn’t expect her to pick a husband from among the three fetching exchange student Natch princes who just transferred. If only she could stop herself from succumbing to the magnetic allure of her rival for valedictorian/best friend. If only she didn’t start to think that maybe loving more than one man did run in the family, after all.

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white lightWHITE LIGHT (BLACK AND WHITE SERIES BOOK 2) by K L Rymer

She only had one wish growing up…Find her long-lost father. A few days before her 21st birthday, Crystal finally gets her wish. After all, it’s every little girl’s dream to have her father by her side. To protect her from the scary demons of the world…Well, not if your father is a lying, cheating murderer.

According to her demon lover, the charming and devilishly handsome Eli Black, Daddy isn’t all that he appears. Lying to her as well as using her in his sick, twisted game. One that may not bode well for the rest of the human race. Torn and confused, Crystal doesn’t know who to trust. Should she choose her long-lost father? Or the love of her life?

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alchemist and amarettoTHE ALCHEMIST AND AN AMARETTO (THE GUILD CODEX: SPELLBOUND BOOK 5) by Annette Marie

As a guild bartender, I can handle pretty much anything–mages, sorcerers, witches, the occasional demon. But show me anything family-related and I’d rather run for the hills. It doesn’t even have to be my family. So I have no idea why I thought spending the holidays with Aaron’s mom and pop was a good idea.

Meeting his famous parents is already terrifying enough, but I’ve got a bigger problem. Students of his family’s renowned mage academy are being attacked on the grounds–and somehow no one has seen a single assailant? Unexplained tracks litter the nearby woods, rumors of forbidden alchemy are circulating the campus…and Ezra has been acting strangely since we arrived.

Something deadly is brewing in the shadow of Sinclair Academy, and the longer we take to uncover it, the more dangerous it becomes. But no matter the risk, we’ll protect the students. And Aaron’s parents too, I suppose. If we have to.

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earnest inkEARNEST INK by Alex Hall

While twenty-year-old FTM Hemingway is making an excellent living as a tattoo artist in a near-future version of Hell’s Kitchen, the rest of the country is splintered and struggling in the wake of a war gone on for too long. Technology has collapsed, borders rise and fall overnight, and magic has awakened without rhyme, reason, or rule, turning average unwitting citizens into wielders of strange and specific strands of magic.

Hemingway’s particular brand of magic has made him a household name. Not only is he a talented artist, but his work comes to life. Literally.

When NYC’s most infamous serial killer—the East River Ripper—abducts Hemingway’s best friend, Grace, he has only days to save her. Hemingway teams up with his stoic cop roommate to hunt for the killer and rescue Grace before she becomes the Ripper’s latest victim. But as the duo chase clues to the serial killer’s identity, Hemingway begins to fear the magic he and the Ripper share might eventually corrupt him too.

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better where its wetterBETTER WHERE IT’S WETTER by Ava Cuvay

Alana LaRue assumes the sexy merman pictured on the lake house wall is “just art.” Then a violent storm topples her into his arms and she discovers the ocean isn’t the only thing that gets her wet.
Originally published in the Crossroads Romance Authors “Lake House” Anthology, this 13K short story has been expanded, with more details and a love scene added.

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shadow prophetSHADOW PROPHET (MIDNIGHT CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Andrea Pearson

Hired to assassinate the woman he loves...Abel hasn’t seen Lizzie in at least seven years, and his experiences since then have changed him significantly. He’s sure he’s moved past his earlier crush, that he’s immune to her carefree and bubbly personality, but the moment his eyes land on her, he knows he’s still in love.
Instead of a joyful reunion, though, he only suffers agony at being in her presence again.

Because he’s being blackmailed into murdering her.And there’s no way out. The Shadow Prophet has vowed to kill everyone Abel holds dear if he doesn’t complete the job. Abel has tried everything he can think of to break the contract, but nothing has worked, and he has nowhere to turn.
Complicating things further, he gets recruited by a second client to help Lizzie achieve an impossible mission. One where they must work closely together while hunting immortal demons. One that will either destroy him or force him to kill her before he’s found a way out—before he’s ready to do it. But how can a man ever be ready to murder the woman he loves?

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overlord delta jamesOVERLORD: A DARK SHIFTER ROMANCE by Delta James

Sloan has lived among shifters long enough to know what happens when an alpha takes a mate, but she never imagined that her turn would come to be marked and mastered. Until today…Today Gareth of Ravenscar decided she was his, and she wasn’t given a choice in the matter…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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chaoticCHAOTIC: A DRAGON SHIFTER MC ROMANCE by Jadyn Chase

RUBY – I don’t need my past complicating my life, I left that behind. I just want to make a living and be able to support my son. Eli could blow my whole world apart. Being a patched member of a notorious biker gang is bad enough, but he’s hiding something from me. He has dark secrets, we both do…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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hunted erica woodsHUNTED (THE FERAL SOULS TRILOGY NOOK 1) by Erica Woods

The only way to escape is to die. For eighteen years I’ve suffered at the hands of the Hunters. For eighteen years they’ve done their best to break me, to tear me open and unleash the terrifying monster that lives within. Until the day they go too far.

When a desperate escape leads to another brush with death, I’m forced to place my trust in the hands of four formidable strangers. Wild and untamed, their feral natures call to me, their warrior hearts make mine come alive. And when they offer me a place to stay while I heal, I can’t say no. But the secrets I carry are deadly, and my past is a twisted, evil nightmare better left forgotten.

They may think they want to know me, they may think the secrets they guard behind hard eyes and closed expressions comes close to the ones I keep. But should they ever discover just who they’ve let into their home, just what I really am…their hatred could be the one thing that finally breaks me.
And if I break, the darkness inside me will finally be free.

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things shes seenTHINGS SHE’S SEEN (NORTHERN CIRCLE COVEN SERIES BOOK 2) by Pat Esden

Exploited as a child medium, Emily Adams escaped to grow up on the streets—and hit rock-bottom. She took shelter with the prestigious Northern Circle, intent on staying only long enough to get back on her feet. But the Circle is still reeling from a devastating supernatural attack and betrayal. And vengeful High Council of Witches investigator Gar Remillard is determined to make Em surrender the truth—and disband the Circle forever.

When Em’s psychic ability allows her to see Gar is haunted by a formidable ghost, her attempts to free him challenge Gar’s rugged French Canadian heart and rancorous loup-garou instincts. But even as their new alliance and past connection kindles into raging desire, a malevolent force rises up to destroy them—the Circle and even the High Council.

With all she’s grown to love on the line, Em must draw on her darkest nightmares and alliances with the dead to outwit and out magic a force who can imprison souls with a flick of the fingers and command legions of wraiths with one word.

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forever mated penelope wyldeFOREVER MATED (MAGICALLY MATED BOOK 2) by Penelope Wylde

What the Silver Circle doesn’t know can’t hurt them. At least that’s what I told myself until they found out I, a witch with royal blood in my veins, mated with a shifter—a man with the sexiest whiskey eyes and tempting mouth perfect for driving me crazy. A sin I paid the price for.

Why, you ask? You see, in my world, a witch and a shifter are forbidden to mate, but that’s just what I did. That was a year ago, but I’m back now. Drawn by the power of our shared boned and I’m determined to have my alpha reclaim me. To help me do that I have the help of an illegal truth spell jacked up with some dragon’s blood. Should be no problem.

But if that doesn’t work, some dirty kitchen sex should remind him how perfect we are together. Honestly, I have until midnight to reforge my connection with the man who holds my heart and I’ll do anything to get him back. I should stay away for both our sakes, but I want him. I ache for his touch and bite and that’s all that matters.

To me, all’s fair in magic and love and I’m ready to break some rules to get what I want. If that doesn’t work, I guess hot makeup sex serves as a great backup plan.

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protected in darknessPROTECTED IN DARKNESS (MISPLACED HALOS BOOK 1) by Nicole Edwards

Heaven refers to them as Misplaced Halos. Humans don’t even know they exist. This faction of celestial warriors was sent here under the cover of darkness to protect humanity from Lucifer’s demons. In return for their servitude, these warriors expect only one thing: the eternal love they were promised, what angels refer to as an amsouelot.

The first of his kind, Obsidian has spent the past fifteen hundred years fighting alongside his brothers, protecting humans from Lucifer’s demons, all while keeping to the shadows. Their mission is simple. Right up until it isn’t. The day Obsidian learns of a traitor in Heaven is the day everything changes. The entire reason for his existence is put on hold because there’s a new assignment: find the female whose soul belongs to his and protect her, no matter the cost.

Penelope Calazans spends her days sleeping and her nights serving free drinks to the gamblers looking to win big in Sin City. It’s not a glamorous life, perhaps a tad lonely, but she’s content. Or she thought she was. Then he appears. The mystery man who would turn out not to be a man at all, but rather an angel. The angel who would turn Penelope’s mundane life upside down, revealing what really lurks in the dark.

Not only do they have to battle the demons looking to possess their souls, but Obsidian and Penelope must overcome the obstacles that come with falling in love. In the end, an angel and a human must make the ultimate sacrifice, all in the name of a love everlasting.

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blood nightBLOOD NIGHT: A KREWE OF HUNTERS NOVELLA by Heather Graham

Any member of the Krewe of Hunters is accustomed to the strange. And to conversing now and then with the dead. For Andre Rousseau and Cheyenne Donegal, an encounter with the deceased in a cemetery is certainly nothing new. But this year, Halloween is taking them across the pond—unofficially. Their experiences in life haven’t prepared them for what’s to come.

Cheyenne’s distant cousin and dear friend Emily Donegal has called from London. Murder has come to her neighborhood, with bodies just outside Highgate Cemetery, drained of blood. The last victim was found at Emily’s doorstep, and evidence seems to be arising not just against her fiancé, Eric, but against Emily, too. But Emily isn’t just afraid of the law—many in the great city are beginning to believe that the historic Vampire of Highgate is making himself known, aided and abetted by adherents. Some are even angry and frightened enough to believe they should take matters into their own hands….(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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secrets of the chocolate houseSECRETS OF THE CHOCOLATE HOUSE (FOUND THINGS BOOK 2) by Paula Brackston

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

After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe does her best to settle back into the rhythm of life in Marlborough. She tells herself she must forget about Samuel and leave him in the past where he belongs. With the help of her new friends, she does her best to move on, focusing instead on the success of her and Flora’s antique shop.

But there are still things waiting to be found, still injustices needing to be put right, still voices whispering to Xanthe from long ago about secrets wanting to be shared.

While looking for new stock for the shop, Xanthe hears the song of a copper chocolate pot. Soon after, she has an upsetting vision of Samuel in great danger, compelling her to make another journey to the past.

This time she’ll meet her most dangerous adversary. This time her ability to travel to the past will be tested. This time she will discover her true destiny. Will that destiny allow her to return home? And will she be able to save Samuel when his own fate seems to be sealed?

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scent of a mateSCENT OF A MATE: LEAGUE OF GALLIZE SHIFTERS by Dianna Love

Gan never wanted to be a shifter and now he’s a Gallize. He’s battling to control a monster Siberian tiger and waiting for a chance to escape all these shifters. When his chance comes, Gan only has to keep the tiger under control long enough to pay back a debt to Scarlett, a sexy cougar shifter who he can’t forget. His idea might have worked perfectly if Gan’s heart hadn’t fallen to the powerful female who is his other half.

Scarlett has no intention of calling in the marker Gan owes her until she needs a rogue to help her protect an innocent female from powerful people she’s evaded her entire life. Unlike the other Gallize, an angry Gan has no loyalty to them or their Guardian, all of whom are still strangers to him. Get in, get out, say goodbye. She had a simple plan until a crazy tiger shifter let her inside to see the man no one else knows, but to keep him is to see him die.

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basic witchBASIC WITCH (ACADEMY OF THE DARK ARTS BOOK 1) by Nikki Dean

Hide your magic. Never admit that you’re a witch. And never, ever trust a hot guy with a gun. …This witch is about to discover that some rules are made to be broken. All sassy witch-in-hiding Mallory Serra wants is to go to work and live a normal life. After all, magic is illegal–not that she can totally control her powers, anyway–and any witch who’s been caught casting spells is forced into the elite Academy of the Dark Arts, then drafted into the military after graduation.

Slinging coffee for cranky commuters is bad enough for Mallory, but actually being shot at? No, thanks. But when a friend needs help, Mallory breaks her rules and performs one teeny, tiny spell. What could go wrong? Everything.

Matt, a hot-as-sin soldier, catches her in the magical act. Taken by the government, Mallory is forced to enter the Academy, where she’s surrounded by three sarcastic, mouth-watering students teachers who are more interested in pushing her out of their special ops program than helping her succeed. Until she learns their dirty little secret, when they have no choice but to give her a hand. Or several.

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beastlyBEASTLY: FURRY TALE SHIFTERS by Nicky Fox

Scarred and cursed with horns, Grace has made peace with living a life alone. When a handsome contractor shows up at her door to make repairs on her manor, she’s taken back at the attraction she feels for him. Resigned to be cloaked in his presence, Grace can’t afford to let anyone see her scars or into her fragile heart. But Adam has a way of breaking down all her walls. His charming smile, carefree attitude and caring nature, not to mention his muscular physique leave Grace lusting after something she’s convinced herself she can’t have. But this contractor is keeping secrets of his own. Will the mysteries that surround them be revealed or will they both be left in the darkness alone?

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beary possessive grizzlyTHE BEARY POSSESSIVE GRIZZLY (BEAR CLAN, 5) by Jenika Snow

Cason – 
I devoted my life to working, building a career and business, making sure I was secure and stable in my life for the sole purpose that I’d find her, that everything would be ready and perfect for her.
 My mate.
 The one woman who would complete me.
 The one woman who was born to be mine alone.
Watching my brothers find their other halves hadn’t been easy, but I knew I would never give up. I couldn’t. My mate would make all the bullshit disappear. She’d make my life have purpose. And that’s the only thing that mattered to a bear shifter. To me. 
If there was one thing I knew without a doubt, it was that once I found her, I wouldn’t go easy. I would make her see that, once she was mine, that was it. There was no going back.

Mena – 
Half bear, half human. That’s what I was.
 My human side dominant. No shifting, no primal urge to be in my animal form. But I was okay with that.
 …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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urban gods eitriURBAN GODS: EITRI by Dahlia Rose

The Old Ways are gone. The gods sleep. Except for one… Eitri The Creator has forged weapons for a lifetime. When you’ve logged over five thousand years in the universe, the notion of retirement sounds pretty damn good. These days he lives in solitude, making highly coveted intricate art and jewelry in Ashville. Deprived the companionship of his kin out of necessity, his work has become his solace. His passion. There isn’t anything more satisfying than precious metals yielding to the magic of his hands. But that assumption is tested with the arrival of the first human to gain entry to his workshop of wonders—a female, no less. A woman with sensuous curves that beckon for their own magical touch.

Zaia Cabot’s connection with Eitri is instantaneous. What started out as the scoop of a lifetime is turning into something more. Something bigger. As her days with him stretch into delicious, sinful nights, while he is sure they’re destinies are intertwined, she is not so sure. How can she trust him with her heart? Eitri can’t risk spilling the truth to Zaia. Not when the wind whispers of the gathering darkness. Whatever is coming for them threatens to shake the gods themselves from their beds. Yes, his brothers will awaken and know their destinies are also at hand. And if that happens, if the darkness stakes its claim? Eitri the creator, will become the most dangerous weapon in existence.

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bull protectorsBULL PROTECTORS: FEDERAL PARANORMAL UNIT by TB Mann

Lifting up others can reveal things about yourself that you never knew.
Sarah, a publicist and personal assistant to TV star Laguna Resita, received a series of disturbing letters in the star’s mail, but no one other than her and her office mate, Kailee, appears to take them seriously. When Kailee informs her cousin Kai about them, instead of being reassured that there is nothing scary about them, Sarah’s pulled into the case of a possible serial killer.

Kai, Dylan, and Zale, members of the ATTF, are assigned to find a kidnapped mermaid working as a ballerina. What was supposed to be a case of serial abductions turns into something much worse. And to add to it, they each find their mate. The problem: it’s the same woman. What seems straight forward is anything but. And just when they think they can take a rest, that is when the killer strikes.

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when the starrs alignWHEN THE STARRS ALIGN by Marie Harte

VS Note: A re-release

Regan Riley left town ten years ago to save herself from the scourge of theStarr twins. The twin warlocks bullied her into leaving, but even thatdidn’t stop her powerful crush on the pair. Yet not all was as itseemed. Now Regan’s back in town in time for the Starrs’ ascension intotheir full, deadly power. But danger creeps closer. Without their magicgrounded, the warlocks’ immense power will attract hordes of demoniccreatures. Only a strong familiar can balance the warlocks, and only astrong woman can handle two such powerful men. But is Regan ready toopen herself to the love that’s never left her?

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naughty temptations oneNAUGHTY TEMPTATIONS COLLECTION ONE by Various

A collection of BESTSELLING PARANORMAL STORIES – Featuring NY Times, USA Today, Amazon & International bestselling authors! Written by the Naughty Literati™
Belle Scarlett, Berengaria Brown, Katherine Kingston, Nicole Austin, and N.J. Walters

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half blood academy magic trialsHALF BLOOD ACADEMY 4: MAGIC UNCHAINED by Meg X Xuemei

In Hell’s Academy, it’s either kill or be eaten. Demons turn violence into an art form, and they’ve marked me as their newest victim. A charismatic archdemon offers me a way out of the pit. His price? Spend one night with him and his three dukes. They don’t want to conquer my heart, but they have every intention of riding my body.

I’m no longer the Marigold my demigods once fell in love with.
I’ve become a nightmarish monster bred in an inferno.
Yet when my mates find me, they insist I’m still their beautiful monster.
Now and forever. Too bad the truth is dirtier than they could ever imagine.

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vampire baitVAMPIRE BAIT by Olivia T Turner

I’ve been awake for centuries, but I only came alive when I saw her. Her smell drifted through the castle and hit me so hard my legs nearly buckled. Blood. But not just regular old blood. Virgin blood. My fangs were on fire. They were burning with need.
But it wasn’t just her virgin blood that I craved. It was her. Her helpless body with the deadly curves was tempting me like never before. Almost three centuries on this planet had not prepared me for this moment. Nothing could. How could you prepare yourself for the moment you lay eyes on perfection? How could decades of endless boredom ready you for the thrill of seeing the most stunning creature ever created? Obsession took root in my soul–if I have one–and it grew/…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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bobbles and broomsticksBOBBLES AND BROOMSTICKS (VAMPIRE KNITTING CLUB BOOK 8) by Nancy Warren

VS note: Not a romance. Sounds fun though.

When an ancient beam falls on one of the guests at Charlie and Alice’s wedding, it looks like the work of the death watch beetle, an insect that eats old timbers. But fledgling witch Lucy and the vampire knitting club aren’t so sure. Could there be a murderer casting blame on the wood-chomping insects?

Meanwhile, the old broom that’s always stood in the corner of Cardinal Woolsey’s knitting and yarn shop seems to have a mind of its own, and Lucy’s cat is ready to hop aboard and take the broom for a spin. With or without Lucy.

Between learning a new knitting stitch and keeping her broom and cat earthbound, Lucy hasn’t got time to solve a murder—until it turns out the next victim is someone she loves.
Join Lucy and her eccentric band of amateur sleuths in Oxford as they attempt to unravel a twisted skein of clues and catch a killer without dropping a stitch.

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tarot academy 1TAROT ACADEMY 1: SPELLS OF IRON AND BONE by Sarah Piper

“Forget magick, Stevie. It’s a curse.” Since my parents’ deaths, I’ve done my best to fly under the magickal radar, just like they always wanted. But when a rogue mage sets me up for murder, securing my freedom means making a deal with the world’s most powerful witches:

Arcana Academy of the Arts. Two decades ago, they branded my mother a heretic. Now, the Academy believes Mom’s cryptic old Tarot prophecies hold the key to stopping unspeakable horrors—and they need me to decipher them. To betray my mother’s memory… or rot in prison. My choice.

Spoiler alert: Your girl’s going to magick school. To a forbidden world of potions, prophecies, parties… not to mention brutal classes, a mean-girl coven that puts the psycho in psychic, and four infuriating mages: Kirin, my sexy, brainy research assistant. Baz, whose dangerous smolder could make the devil blush. Ansel, the adventurous golden boy. Dr. Devane, the naughty professor who makes me long for…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)

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captive shifterVS: I’m so excited to have my new fantasy novella WINTER SOLSTICE DREAM out! I really enjoy writing in this world but have to work it in between the scifi romance and the ancient Egyptians. Today I’m highlighting the first standalone book in this series THE CAPTIVE SHIFTER.

Concealing her own considerable magical powers, Caitlyn enters the service of the northern Witch Queen masquerading as a simple healer. Under order from her goddess, she’s searching for a magical gem stolen long ago from her own people, believed to be hidden in the massive castle. The task is daunting but Caitlyn is sure she can locate the gem and escape, bringing the prize back to the temple where it belongs. Until she meets the captive shifter and her loyalties become dangerously divided.

In payment for her past services to his people, Kyler the leopard shifter has entered into a life of servitude far from his forest home, allowing the Witch Queen to tap his magic to power her ever darker spells. Factions at Court are threatening to turn the Queen to the Shadow. Her increasing demands for magic will cut short his nearly immortal lifespan. Kyler’s resigned to his fate until the day he crosses paths with the new arrival, whose secrets and magic entice and attract both man and leopard. Has he met his mate at last?

The Queen will never willingly release him from captivity. Caitlyn’s goddess refuses to grant her any delay in accomplishing her own task. Can they locate the magical gem, fight the Shadow and win free of the Witch Queen to earn the right to be together?

iBooks  Amazon and Barnes & Noble      KOBO     Google

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

October 16

October 9

October 2

September 25

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.

 

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