I have a new scifi romance release of my own to report this week – WOOT! If you like tales of genetically engineered soldiers and the women they love….
But I have my usual 50+ other new books by other authors to share too.
As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
DAEGAN: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 10) by Veronica Scott
Ex-Special Forces soldier and mercenary Flo Michetti is bored with her assignment as a pilot for the genetically engineered Badari pack in their fight against the evil Khagrish scientists. She jumps at the chance to take a dangerous undercover mission. She infiltrates a group of human prisoners on their way to a secret lab in the southern ocean, where the Badari believe many more of their own kind have been created and are being experimented on. Once Flo has located the lab, found the Alpha among the Badari there and sent a report back, the plan will be to attack and rescue all the prisoners.
Arriving at the island Flo learns the true nature of the horrific experiment for which the humans have been brought to this remote location. Time will be perilously short to escape before it’s too late for all of them. She has to locate the Alpha of this captive southern pack, who conceals his identity to escape death at the hands of the Khagrish, and get him to join with her and her allies.
Daegan feels an instant attraction to Flo when the Badari and the humans are forced together by the Khagrish scientists, but there are mysteries and questions surrounding her. Before he reveals himself as the incognito Alpha she’s seeking, he wants answers to allay his doubts. He also wants Flo in his bed…but can he risk his heart to claim her as his mate?
Complicating the situation is a dangerous rival for Daegan’s position as Alpha, an oncoming hurricane and Flo’s resistance to abandoning her life as a soldier of fortune…as the Khagrish scientists prepare to initiate the experiment, the clock is ticking for humans and Badari alike.
THE COMMANDER’S WARRIOR MATE (THE VITRUVIAN CHRONICLES) by A R Kayne
Kill or be killed. That was Jess’s life after the Ghul invaded. With civilization in ruins and her family dead, she fled to the woods and clawed for survival. Fifteen years later, the Alliance came in the dark of night and tore her life apart again. Now she’s being held on an Alliance starship against her will. Its captain looks at her with a glint in his eye and says there’s a man on board for her, a man who’ll cherish her. But why would she want that? Men are terrifying! No, all she really wants is her freedom. If the captain will just undo her cuffs – or come within reach so she can bash him over the head – she’ll let herself out and find her own way home. Surely it can’t be that hard to fly a spaceship!
Captain Pryce Adamson isn’t looking for a life mate. He certainly doesn’t expect to find one shackled in his ship’s interrogation room, spewing lies and threatening violence. But within minutes of pitting his wits against hers, he knows she’s his match. Shipboard tests merely confirm what he already knows: this feral, outrageous nymph of a woman is his shot at a lifetime of joy and passion.
But her time in hiding has left her badly scarred. A man is the last thing she wants. It’s going to take every bit of patience and cunning he has to win a chance with her … and even then, he may find a knife between his ribs!
PLANET KILLER (STAR KINGDOM BOOK 6) by Lindsay Buroker
VS Note: Not a romance but I love all her books!
Casmir has survived against impossible odds, and now he longs to return home. But an invasion force is blockading the Kingdom’s wormhole gate, and it would be suicidal to fly through it now. Worse, his family and friends are stuck on the other side, with hostile forces attacking their home world. The only way Casmir can help is to find out who’s behind the invasion… and convince him to stop.
But Casmir isn’t known for his ability to strong-arm people, and this is one enemy who won’t be won over by his friendly demeanor. As he soon finds out, he must face the very rich and very powerful person who’s been trying to have him killed for months.
CONTAGION by Amanda Milo
Simmi: I’ve broken free and I’ve also freed the human who was held captive with me. But I don’t know where we are, and I don’t know where my home is. The local wildlife may be smaller than I am, and maybe they don’t have fangs near as large as mine, but I’m still terrified. My issues with germs–and my uncompromising avoidance of all the things that I’m afraid of coming into contact with–is going to get me killed in this wilderness. Thankfully, Aurora lets me follow her. Thankfully, she seems to know the way out of this endless and inhospitable woodland and desert biome. But by the end of our journey, she’ll suspect she’s harboring a contagion. I have no way to know it, but she’s afraid to tell me. Afraid of how I’ll react once I find out what she’s carrying.
TYEHN (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 15) by Elin Wyn
Tyehn is a rare Valorni warrior. Steady. Dependable. Not typically prone to violent rages.
So when he’s matched with a risk-taking, impulsive human scientist he’s shocked to discover every last ounce of his self-control is out the window…Maki loves adventure. Taking risks. Pushing the limits. Being chased by a new form of hybrids through a frozen jungle? That’s pushing it a little too far. Probably.
The big, sexy warrior at her side makes her heart race in all sorts of new ways. And she likes it. A lot. But when a dark secret from her past may hold the key to the new fight, can she trust him enough to let go?
THE ALIEN REINDEER’S WINTER CABIN (A WINTER STARR BOOK 11) by Cindy Heart and Starr Huntress
Did Santa bring me my Fated Mate? When I retired from pulling Santa’s sleigh, my only desire is to settle down in a mountain cabin on a little planet called Earth and never talk to anyone again. That is until I’m hit by a car during a blizzard. When I meet the gorgeous, curvy angel who was driving the car, I immediately want to put her on top of my Christmas tree.
But other aliens have made their way to Earth, too. The kind who destroys entire planets. The only way to protect Holly would be to leave her behind and force the monsters to follow me. That isn’t going to happen, though. Nothing is going to come between my mate and me...(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
THE ALIEN REINDEER’S WISH (A WINTER STARR BOOK 13) by Thanika Heath and Starr Huntress
Elle is on a secret mission. Her best friend thinks they’re on vacation in this cutesie Christmas-themed village to relax and have fun. Fun? Elle doesn’t remember the meaning of the word. She’s here to write the most shocking, interesting, scary and weird articles the internet has ever seen. And right now that means uncovering the mystery of the monster of Seven Pines.
Enter Braxen. Ridiculously, snowmeltingly, handsome toymaker. Secret alien. He would actually prefer you use his name over ‘monster of Seven Pines’, thank you very much.
Elle wants this story at all costs, and Braxen wants to protect his identity even more. Everything would be so simple if they could just stay away from each other.
But sometimes you don’t always get what you wished for.
ADORED BY THE ALIEN HOTTIES (WARRIORS OF CRASASI) by Laney Kaye
VS note: Erotica
My sister, Stella, was abducted by a trio of hot alien warriors. Well, not so much abducted, as she went willingly. Then, because she’s my twin and knows how much it sucks (actually, there’s ZERO sucking going on) to live on Earth where there’s a shortage of men due to a worldwide virus, she came back to invite me to join them.
But now Stella’s pregnant to the gorgeous alien commander—despite that supposedly being impossible—and the guys are not so keen on handing us over to the flesh traders at Daorheris, per the terms of their Royal Command. But I’ve have problems of my own to focus on. Because both Xander, the sensitive, book-loving warrior, and Yanno, an arrogant, dominating alpha, are clearly interested in me. And, if we’re not going to be offloaded at Daorheris, I need to make a choice. …or do I? Yanno and Xander are the difference between curry and ice-cream; one scorchingly hot and fierce, the other sinfully sweet and smooth. And, after all, I’ve never been the kind of girl to indulge in only a single course.
TAMERA’S FLIGHT (INTERGALACTIC OFFICERS BOOK 4) by Mara Jaye
As a law enforcement officer, I’d been prepared to subdue attackers by any means necessary. Killing anyone was never my goal, but now? I’m expected to engage in a fight to the death every week for unseen watchers.
The Vahdmoshi, aliens who are neither little green or gray men, abducted me and several others to star in their twisted reality show. Armed drones film us in the arena when they’re not keeping us in line elsewhere. Every fight brings me one week closer to dying in front of beings I never expected existed.
So speaking of people I don’t expect? When a tall, bronze, and handsome man walks into the common area, he’s a pleasant surprise. The guy is not only the best looking person I’ve ever met, but he’s also protective and beyond interested in me. I’ve avoided anything but the most superficial friendships until now. I can’t resist loving Decron even if I know we’ll never make it out of here alive.
ECHOES OF PARADISE (A’YEN’S LEGACY BOOK 7) by Rachel Leigh Smith
To create paradise, he’ll have to face a nightmare.
Disgraced Marcasian PSF officer Adrian Khalid has one shot at finding a place where he can be himself. At the emperor’s request, he’s on Lok’ma to help form their military. And find his Lokmane father. Maybe while he’s there, he can kill off the ghosts of four years as a prisoner of Tur’een mercenaries.
Moira Salys just wants a new life where she can help other Lokmane put their pain to rest. And maybe let go of her own. But the soldier she sang to while a prisoner of the Tur’een is a memory she can’t let go of. Stumbling on him in her brother’s office puts her world right for the first time in a year. Spending time with him is a little slice of unexpected paradise.
Everything shatters when Adrian finds a hidden colony of Lokmane on the Southern Islands. And they’re planning to execute his best friend. Saving his friend and Lokmane freedom means facing his ghosts. And it might kill everyone he loves.
THE ALIEN PRINCE’S SECRET BABY: IN THE STARS ROMANCE by Miranda Martin
Draix rescued me after I was abducted and forced into slavery. I shouldn’t have fallen for him. He’s an alien, for one, and two he’s the Prince of the Drihlai. We shouldn’t be together, not by any twist of fate, but why not have a fling? It won’t hurt, right?
When he was called to lead the fight against the Chaluts, there was no question that he would go. He’s the Prince and one of the greatest warriors they have. I never expected to see him again. But the war is over and he’s back. Now he’s not just the Prince, he’s about to be crowned King and marry a Chalut Princess for political alliances. He and I are worlds apart and have no place together.
Except he’s found me and won’t stay away. If he’s around for too long he’ll figure out my secret, our child. We could send the entire planet into a new civil war.
JULIA’S JOURNEY: THE EVER AFTER EMP SERIES BOOK 2 by M Merin
In 1859, the modern world got its first taste of being in the direct path of a solar storm, affecting worldwide communications. Today, we got our second. In book two, Shelby’s daughter, Julia, is at school in Utah, nearly a thousand miles from her grandfather’s homestead. As her friends split off from her route, Julia finds that learning whom to trust along the way is as challenging as the conditions.
For Russ, the end of the electrical grid means an early parole from Ely State Prison. Breaking off from the other prisoners to give himself time to make a plan; he sets eyes on ‘his firecracker’, allowing her path to become his.
BEAUTY UNMASKED (FOXWEPT ARRAY BOOK 3) by A W Cross
True beauty lies within. Except inside The Vault, where life can be ugly and love is dangerous. Under its protective shield, Beauty spends her nights reading and her days scavenging precious artifacts in hopes of securing a good life after the war–until her father loses something precious and must give her to the Beast as payment.
The Beast knows The Vault’s secrets, and has a dangerous one of his own. Hiding behind a mask and his fearsome reputation, the Beast is racked with guilt and self-loathing. He’s given up hope of any kind of happiness–especially love. For who could ever love a monster? But when Beauty enters his life, she discovers the true nature of The Vault–and the man behind the mask. Now they must find a way to stop their enemies from executing their final plan…or not even true love will be enough to survive The Vault.
MISTELLE (THE D’JACQUES DYNASTY BOOK 2) by Linda Mooney
Stories of the Battle Lord and Lady of Alta Novis’s exploits have reached far and wide. Some sound almost unbelievable. That’s why Brass Cullum, along with his sons Dyer and Rayburn, have made the long trek to the D’Jacques compound to seek the help of the notorious battle lord in training an army of his own, to enable them to protect themselves from the increasing tribal attacks on his own compound.
However, not everyone is quick to trust the newcomers, and with good reason. They don’t know the Cullums have another plan, and it all hinges on luring the battle lord and lady away from the compound. With the D’Jacques gone and disposed of, they’re certain the compound will collapse on itself, making Cullum’s job easier.
Agreeing to accompany the Cullums back to their compound, the D’Jacques assemble their own small army and head out, along with their only daughter, Mistelle, and their oldest son, Mattox, leaving their youngest son to run Alta Novis in their absence. Cullum’s youngest son, Rayburn, has captured Mistelle’s attention, and he has plans to work his magic to win her over. Mattox and her best friend, Nevo, only hope she opens her eyes to see his true colors before it’s too late.
Kidnapping. Pain. Humiliation. Degradation. Mistelle won’t be beaten. She’s a D’Jacques, and she will live up to her name. But defeating the darkness in herself could prove to be more difficult.
RETURN: NOMADICAN MATES SERIES 4 by Iona Strom and LS Anders
Ivey’s Abduction Concluded��After a long and perilous journey fraught with excitement and wonders beyond imagination, I’ve finally discovered a way back home, but a connection I hadn’t anticipated has forged a powerful bond between me and the males that forced themselves into my life. Once I set foot on the blue marble that is Earth –after all this time– can I leave my harem behind, or will I let my heart get in the way of my freedom?
VERAZA’S CHOICE (INTO THE DEAD FALL BOOK 5) by Susan Trombley
New Omni is currently safe, protected within the sanctuary of the ancilla forest, but the leaders of the settlement know that the murderous artificial intelligence that controls the Nexus won’t give up on its mission to destroy them.
Gray has foreseen a future where he can negotiate a lasting truce with NEX, but the price of that peace is Evie. That is a price Gray is unwilling to pay, until Evie gives him no choice.
Willing to sacrifice herself to save her loved ones, Evie leaves New Omni to strike a bargain with NEX. She agrees to cooperate with whatever experiments NEX has planned, in return for it ceasing its efforts to attack New Omni—a decision that comes in the nick of time. Ordered to seduce the outcast, Veraza, Evie must put aside her anger at him for his actions against her sister and the enmity he holds towards Iyaren. It is only then that she begins to see the true, tormented male beneath the hatred that shrouds him.
Trapped in a cage of his own making, Veraza cannot let go of his rage, until the smart-mouthed human female is forced into his life—and his bed. His initial antipathy for Evie dissolves as her presence brightens up his prison—and her love changes his mind.
Neither of them expects the passion that flares between them, but they cannot deny their feelings for long. Veraza is left facing a difficult choice, and he must make a terrible sacrifice if he wants to free the woman he loves—and return her to the mates who will stop at nothing to reclaim her and destroy NEX and all of its minions.
CAPTIVATED (CENTAURI CAPTIVES BOOK 6) by Kallista Dane and Kate Richards
Arythios is gone, destroyed by an evil force. Men, women, children—dead. All that remains of my world, once the pride of the galaxy, is a team of warriors, a handful of starships, and me. The last Archon.
To insure the survival of our race, I chose one of the humans sent to us as a breeder. A shy virgin with shamefully wicked secret fantasies that awakened my own dark desires. Hungers I thought had long since passed. I was determined to master her with stern discipline. Instead, she captured my heart.
Now, the rules of combat have changed. The stakes are higher than they’ve ever been before. I’m hunting a faceless enemy bent on destroying us all. But this time I’m fighting for more than my honor or my own survival. I have a mate to protect and cherish…with a new life on the way.
ALIEN BARBARIANS’ HOPE (PURPLE PLANET BOOK 1) by Zara Starr
Strange storms have been raging all over the world for the past months. Some say the end of the world is coming, but for Ella, life goes on as always: stressing about work, her health problems, and now a broken car to top it all off. She tries to make her way home in the stormy weather when a lightning suddenly strikes her. She loses consciousness and when she wakes up, she finds herself in the middle of a TV production. Because giant purple aliens just can’t be real, right? Especially not when they come in threes and want to mate with her.
PLANET NOGLION: FREEDOM (ALIEN LOVERS BOOK 6) by Olivia Black
Dennis Osborne has kept his sexuality hidden, afraid of being ostracized. When he’s finally ready to admit the truth, Dennis volunteers to leave Earth. Dennis isn’t only looking for the freedom to be himself; he’s also looking for a mate. When Dennis is sent to Noglion, he’s scared. Did he make the right decision by leaving the only home he’s ever known? Gogrek Vemm is a government official. When Gogrek receives Dennis’s paperwork from the Glecerian ambassador, he knows that Dennis is meant to be his. The human is destined to not only belong to Gogrek, but also to his younger brother, Ragnon. It doesn’t take long for Dennis to learn about Noglion and his mates. Quicker than Dennis thought possible, he adjusts to his new life and falls in love. And then something shocking happens. Dennis becomes pregnant. Soon, jealousy threatens to tear this happy family apart. Luckily for Dennis, he’s got two fiercely protective mates.
ALIEN PROTECTOR’S CHRISTMAS CAPTIVE (KENORIAN WARRIORS STANDALONE NOVELLA) by Viki Storm
ALEXIS – The best part about Christmas? Holding this innocent little newborn baby in my arms. He’s got the same keen eyes as his father–and the same fangs… The worst part? His father is light-years away in another galaxy. It’s just me and the baby now, and come hell or high water I’m going to make this work, even if I have to do it alone.
After one crazy night of passion, the alien invader swore he’d return to me. I know our bond was real, that it was more than just a fling. I’ve dreamed of seeing him again, feeling his strong arms around me. I know my alien protector is out there, waiting to claim me and the baby. But the way it’s looking right now, it’s going to take a real Christmas Miracle to reunite us…
ZAV -It’s a male’s job to protect his family–and I’ve failed. I left my fated mate alone on Earth for the nine months she gestated our offspring. She’s in trouble now and I swear by the ever-loving Blackness that I’m going to back for her, I’m going to save her. I’ll cut down anyone who stands in my way because I’m not going to lose the most precious thing in the Universe: my family. I’ll do whatever I can to make it up to her, to prove that I’m worthy of her love. I’m going to learn about her curious holiday and give the two of them the best Christmas in the entire galaxy.
GLAD TO MATE YOU (CHAMPIONS OF ATAXIA BOOK 1) by Athena Storm
In the arena, I stood alone. All were petrified. Now I can’t rise in the ranks without a mate by my side. Suddenly all those lonely nights Polishing my axe for those who done me wrong Didn’t seem so strong. Without my mate, I don’t know how to get along. Oh, because I? I will survive. I’ll claim my fated mate. And she will be my bride. She makes me strong. Hell, she taught me how to sing this song. But in the end will we learn how to get along?
ALPHA’S PREY (CONQUERED MATES BOOK 2) by Athena Storm and Tara Starr
First, I’m sold at the auction. But now, I want to be conquered. Raxtar is delivering me to the monster who bought me. He’s a Kraaj and his people have ruined our world.
He’s brutal and untamed. I shouldn’t trust him. I should run. But he keeps me safe. Makes me want to stay. Makes me want him. I fought to protect my body. But I lost the war for my heart.
He’s everything that I hate. Everything I’m against. His kind crushes humans for fun.
But the only time I ever feel anything is when I’m with him. Why do I keep letting him in? Why do I crave his touch? Why can’t I stop?
VARGR (BEAST HORDE BOOK 1) by Cari Silverwood
Cyn falls from the top floor of the world into the arms of Vargr, a beaster who rates a diamond 10 on the Scale of Hardness. In her hands is a piece of Ghoul Lord.
She’s forgotten the last five years of her life, the years of the invasion of the Ghoul Lords.
The beast horde was meant to save Earth. Once human, they now carry gene-warping nanomachines in their blood. No one told them they’d also been injected with the remnants of myths and legends.
They tried and they failed. What can Cyn with her amnesia and sparkly eyes possibly do? Vargr isn’t sure, but he’s beginning to see the pros of nailing a naked Cyn to the wall and floor, over and over, until he gets some good answers.
THE SENTINEL: SENTINEL SERIES BOOK 1 by C Cato
When Dr. Sonya Temple wakes in a bunker surrounded by four strangers urging her to escape an unseen enemy, she has to decide: fight or flee. But there is more than she can see on the surface. She is different. Enhanced She is Sentinel One, an advanced human powered by the technology she helped create. After they make an escape, reality sets in. Two centuries have passed. A deadly plague has decimated the world’s population. Men outnumber women 200 to one, and fertility has failed to the point of extinction.
Among the chaos and devastation, a new and ruthless power emerged–The Order of the Valkyrie–and they have their eyes on Sonya.
How did she become a Sentinel? And why were they abandoned 200 years before? With the help of her team and their handsome leader, Cole, Sonya searches for answers. But the Valkyrie aren’t far behind, and time is running out. Will she find the answers she seeks? Or will her secrets, and the fate of humanity, fall into the hands of the Valkyrie?
LAST LIGHT by Claire Kent
It only took four years for the world to fall apart. Now the last member of my family has died, and I’m forced to travel across what’s left of three states to find the only people I know left alive. To survive, I’ll have to salvage food and supplies and try to avoid violent men who’ve learned they can take what they want by force. The only way I’m going to make it is by trusting Travis. Travis used to fix my car, and now he’s all I have left in the world. He’s gruff and stoic and unfriendly, and I don’t really know or like him. But he’s all I have left. He’ll keep me safe. We’ll take care of each other. Until we reach what’s left of our town and can finally let go of one another.
QUANTUM PROLIFERATION (ENTANGLED FATES BOOK 2) by Joe Kuster
VS Note: Hard scifi cyberrpunk with romantic elements maybe…
Getting his revenge felt great. Right up until the bills came due. Alex and his quantum-powered AI companion might have broken free from Apollo’s threat to shut him down, but he is still on the hook for millions he doesn’t have, and the mega-corp isn’t going to forgive and forget. Desperate to keep his freedom and his company afloat as their illegal funds dry up, Alex tags along with the Black Flags on a mercenary contract on the other side of the globe.
Physically recovered but still coming to grips with the synthetic part of himself, Alex struggles to adapt to what his life and body have become. Stuck in a losing battle with his inner demons, he and Sophie gather resources and allies as they prepare to wage war against the rogue artificial intelligence that threatens the world. His actions do not go unnoticed, however, and he soon finds him caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse. Firmly in the crosshairs again, can Alex survive the new threats against him without losing himself in the process?
CORNUCOPIA by Eliza Sinclair
Samantha Gao is an elite Metro operative, dedicated to a better life for citizens of her city and fiercely protective of anyone under her care. She’s the best of the best—at least, she used to be. A devastating mission and rumors of corruption within the ranks have left her questioning everything, even herself. Now, she’s supposed to protect the very company that might be responsible for the loss of her team. She goes into the assignment ready for anything—except coming face-to-face with the past she walked away from.
Working as an engineer at the Greenerhouse branch of the Cornucopia seed colony, Caleb Estes is at the forefront of reclamation efforts slowly bringing the scarred earth back to life. With humanity finally getting their act together and striving to achieve the basics again—food, clean air and water—he has resources at his disposal he never dreamed of. The work is almost enough to keep him from dreams that won’t rest. Dreams of his first love.
But when Sam walks back into Caleb’s life, his dreams are replaced with stark realities about his work and his past. The answers they both seek aren’t easily won, but neither is willing to let go of hope this time around. Can they hold on to a second chance at love while fighting to secure humanity’s future?
OTHERLIFE (LAST REALITY BOOK 3) by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi YA release of note…
Simon, Kat, Busara, and Elvis are on the run with the tech super-villains at the Company hot on their heels. The new VR gaming experience the Company created, OtherEarth, will change how the world experiences gaming. Paired with the hardware the Company developed, it has the potential to alter our reality forever.
The Company is on its way to becoming the world’s newest superpower. And Simon is determined to shut them down forever. But to do that, he’ll have to survive OtherLife–the next phase of gaming, and a complete reality reboot.
THE BEAR’S FATED MATE (BOREALIS BEARS BOOK 2) by Vivian Arend
As head of security for the family company, polar bear shifter Alex Borealis has intel warning something big is about to happen. His prime suspect? Tantalizing, infuriating Lara Lazuli, youngest daughter of Borealis Gems’ main competitor. But when mating fever hits, he decides she’s the perfect one to turn to. They’ve got chemistry hot enough to melt the polar ice caps, but he doesn’t trust her enough for a permanent connection to form.
Being with Alex is one step shy of torture for Lara. As a wolf shifter, she scented the truth the instant she met him months ago—he’s her mate. But she’s not about to trap anyone into being with her, especially not a man who thinks she’s up to no good. Add in her own suspicions of wrong-doing in her pack and Lara’s caught between heaven and hell.
But tangled sheets lead to real communication, and a bond of friendship forms that neither expected. When Lara asks for help, Alex finds himself living in the pack house, scaring off random Alpha wolves and fighting at her side. Because the mating fever knows a thing or two about fate and forever.
FROM FLAME AND ASH (ELEMENTS OF FIVE BOOK 2) by Carrie Ann Ryan
Lyric lost her past, her friends, and even her connections to both worlds when she found out about the Maison realm and her calling. But now she must put that aside and travel back to the Maison realm to continue her training as the Spirit Priestess. Only her journey isn’t to Rhodes and those she fought alongside before. This time, Easton and the other Obscurité warriors will stand by her side as she tries to unlock her final three elements.
However, just as she starts to learn more about what she’s been prophesied to do, a Seer’s wish and the calling of the Lumière kingdom calls her forth, thrusting Lyric into another journey where she must trust those on both sides of the age-old war to survive…and keep those she loves safe.
PETUNIA’S PANDEMONIUM (SEA SHENANIGANS BOOK 5) by Robyn Peterman
Petunia – Letting the ocean current take me where it may for the last twenty-five years hasn’t worked out so great. So, instead of getting my tail in a knot, I’m making some swimmingly simple changes.
—Stay on Mystical Isle with my cousins who love me.
—Avenge my parents and eliminate the sea monster who’s wreaking havoc.
—Forget about the gorgeous, no-good Genie who left me at the altar… so to speak.
—Stay away from Genies until the end of time.
—Join Poseidon’s embarrassingly named online dating service for Immortals and get back into the game.
What could go wrong?
Del – I’m a Genie in a bottle baby. Or at least I was. After spending a quarter of a century, doing time for streaking at the Super Bowl after being destroyed by love, I’m a free man. It’s time to get my life together and forget about the Mermaid who didn’t want me. The list is simple.
—Stop granting wishes to idiots.
—Figure out why the Genie Star Fire Light in my eyes is burning out before I die a slow agonizing death.
—Eat an outstanding cheeseburger.
—Stay away from Mermaids.
—Join Poseidon’s embarrassingly named online dating service for Immortals and get back into the game.
It’s a plan. Not necessarily a stellar one, but it’s a plan.
ALASKAN SHADOW: SHADOWS OF ALASKA BOOK 3 by CC Dragon
Power and pain have made Dot burn some bridges on her journey to catch a killer. Mason might not forgive her and her ties to the FBI are near the breaking point. With the discovery of the Shadowmen, and other para beings she never knew existed, it’s very possible she can’t defeat whatever is behind the deaths of these Alaskan children.
She’s tried so hard to work the case and put her personal quest for her father second but it appears she can’t solve one without pursuing the truth of the other. To stop those powerful evil beings, she must find her father, dead or alive, and dig deeper into the dark magic they share to bring down the worst Alaska has to hide.
HAUNTED HEARTS (THE WITCHES OF CANYON ROAD BOOK 8) by Christine Pope
Elena Salazar doesn’t exactly have permission to house-sit, but she’s sure her cousin Ava won’t mind the not-quite break-in. After all, Ava would want her to feel safe. And free. Two concepts Elena’s still adjusting to after eleven years a prisoner in her own home, thanks to her terrifying ability to summon demons.
She manages to make peace with the resident ghost in Ava’s house, but she has to do some really fast talking when a tattooed, tautly muscled warlock shows up with Ava’s keys in his hand and deep-seated pain in his troubled eyes.
The Salvadoran Escobar clan is healing under new primus Gabriel’s leadership. But no one is likely to forget that the cruel former primus used Alessandro Escobar and his fearful gift as a weapon, unwilling though he was. When Gabriel sends him to Ava’s house for an extended “vacation,” Alessandro packs his bags with a heavy heart. No one warned him the house was already occupied.
Elena is beautiful, skittish, fragile, with a demon for a friend and a nervous habit of hiding behind her books and her art. Alessandro drinks in her sweetness like water from a desert spring. But if he dares reveal who he is, what he is, the key to her heart could vanish, leaving him the lonely prisoner of his gift. This time, for good.
BESPELLED (FAE MAGIC BOOK 5) by Jessica Aspen
Ardan is desperate. If he doesn’t return soon with the head of the Black Queen he’ll lose everything…including his life. But finding the elusive faery queen is proving difficult. And time is running out.
Waking from her magical sleep, the only thing Aeval remembers is her name. But soon she realizes—even a little knowledge is dangerous. So she becomes Thorn and sets off with the man whose mission is to kill the Black Queen.
But nothing is as it seems…And everyone is out to get them…And when Aeval remembers who she truly is it’s time to find out what magic rules the land of faery—love…or vengeance.
INEXPRESSIBLE ISLAND (END OF FOREVER BOOK 3) by Paulina Simons
They were ready for anything…except the end. Julian has lost everything he ever loved and is almost out of time. His life and death struggle against fate offers him one last chance to do the impossible and save the woman to whom he is inextricably bound. Together, Julian and Josephine wage war against a relentless dark force that threatens to destroy them. The fight will take everything they are and everything they have, as they try once more to give each other back their unfinished lives. As time runs out for the star-crossed lovers, Julian learns that fate has one cruel trick in store for them—and even a man who has lost everything……still has something left to lose.
WOLF MOON (THE BLUE MOUNTAIN WOLF PACK BOOK 1) by Emma Dean
Jacob is always the one who eases tension with a quick joke. He’s fourth in the Blue Mountain Pack and finds himself eating lunch at the Pack Bar & Grill almost everyday thanks to the new waitress…
Sage just moved to La Grande from Los Angeles after deciding she needed a change. Hollywood just wasn’t her. When her car broke down she found herself in La Grande, Oregon and for the first time in her life she felt at home. It didn’t hurt the guy who’d fixed her car was super hot.
But what she doesn’t know is there’s a rival pack skirting the borders, looking for weaknesses. Will Jacob be able to protect his human mate from the dangers of the paranormal world?
I AM THE NIGHT (THE NIGHT FIRM BOOK 3) by Karpov Kinrade
I’ve had my heart broken by the death of my brother and by the recent betrayal one of the Night brothers, but I’m putting myself back together one piece at a time. Until he comes back into my life and is the prime suspect in the murder of a dragon.
Now, the Otherworld that has become my home is under threat of destruction, and I have to save it before everything is lost.
This means working together with all the brothers… but even if the world survives, will our family?
As we face the ultimate test of our powers, love will be our sharpest weapon.
Some pain cuts too deep to heal, though, and we might be too far gone to save ourselves or the world.
HUNTER (DECORAH SECURITY SERIES BOOK 20) by Rebecca York
Kathryn is hired to socialize a criminal whose memory had been erased. But the better she gets to know him, the more she fights to strip away the lies she’d been told and get to the heart of the man. Even as the two of them grow to care deeply for each other, she knows that every move she makes only puts her in graver danger. Does the man who named himself Hunter have the skill and the cunning to save her life? And what if he has to sacrifice himself to do it?
RUBY (JEWELS CAFE BOOK 6) by Ann Denton
I messed up my Christmas miracle. That’s a big no-no for an angel. My boss shrunk my wings as a consequence. But did he have to make them so small? They’re the size of baby cupid wings for cloud’s sake! That’s why I’ve been hiding out on earth, in the small town of Silver Springs—feeding my shoe obsession and trying to understand humans so I can magic up a winning miracle this year. But humans are impossible to understand. They wear shoes that hurt their feet. They want you to smile at strangers but not too wide or you look crazy. They claim their brains fart—that’s not even physically possible!
I need to understand people so I can get my wings back.
But one enchanted pumpkin spice latte later … my plans start to go to hell in a hand-basket.
I meet Parker Blue, and thanks to the latte, I can see he’s my soulmate. And he’s a demon. An angel can’t be soulmates with a demon! That’s impossible! But that impossibility doesn’t even compare to what happens next. Parker brings me home to figure out this mess and I find out he’s not my only soulmate. His roommates, two hot computer nerds, drop their jaws when they see me.
Will I get to fulfill my Christmas miracle or decide heaven can wait?
THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE (EVIL LIES BOOK 2) by Alta Hensley
The evil lies little girls are told…I had fallen down a dark and forbidden hole. Wonderland. A hole where I had two choices in life—to be a breeder, or to be a killer. To create life, or to destroy it. I had chosen poorly.
Wonderland’s thermostat was all but frozen, leaving two opposing factions, the Pennas and the Cyans, to spread throughout the forbidding tundra of a land forever cast in a dark and deadly ice age, seeking only power and control now that Wonderland had become a frozen ball of ice.
In this frigid and cold hole, I was alone.
Until HE found me. White Rabbit. Rabbit was the leader of the Wonderland army, and I was now his captive. Forced to learn the art of submission, as well as the art of war, I became his soldier. From the moment I was captured, I became a mighty warrior amongst a cast of mad men. But I was HIS. And Rabbit would do whatever it took to battle my demons as we battled the enemy.
Hidden in the broken, and shattered Wonderland hid a new truth… a happily ever after. It was now my duty to find it.
POWER OF ENTICEMENT (BLACKSTONE HAVEN BOOK 3) by Taige Crenshaw
Grayson Blackstone sees possible futures but cannot see the outcome of her own. After long months away, she’s returned to Blackstone Haven. She has already seen the man who’s hers and comes to him, cloaking her presence. He’s part of the legend that was foretold from her birth. Revealing the truth of the prophecy sets off a chain of events that will change the very foundation of what she knows. She will enjoy every moment she has with her mate and to hell with what is to come.
Savage Dubhán knows better than most how fate can change on a whim. For his kind, there is only one shadow that matches their soul. He never expects to find his soul mate, that is, until a woman storms into his office. Her brazenness confuses him until she drops her shield and he’s staggered with his destiny. Her family curse will not get her—she is his and nothing will get in his way. Yet, Grayson isn’t a woman who is seeking protection—she can handle herself. Her strength humbles him while her determination sets his soul ablaze.
THE CRUEL FAE KING (THE CURSED KINGDOMS SERIES BOOK 1) by A K Koonce and Rebecca Grey
He says I’m his fated mate. I say I’m his fated enemy. I was stripped of my royal title because of him. I was banished to a deserted island and left to die because of him.
Only when I’m his last option does he remember I exist at all. Now this cruel king is taking me captive to be his bride, join his people, and save his kingdom from a spreading plague.
The witch claims this is our destiny written in the magic of the flames and the waves of the sea. I choose my own destiny though. And I’ll drown in those cold waters than ever be bound to him. Because he doesn’t need a fated fae mate. He needs a savior. And I’d rather die than be either of those things for the Cruel King.
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Amy Rae Durreson
A workaholic teacher and a cranky blacksmith investigate a haunted orphanage in the remote Scottish Borders. What they find together might help them heal the wounds of their pasts… if they survive. When the charity Leon works for inherits the orphanage, he travels north to see if the site is suitable for a new school. But Vainguard is a place of dark secrets, and Leon unearths a mystery about four children who died there in 1944—a tragic tale with an uncanny connection to the death of Leon’s parents.
Still bitter and guilt-ridden over his daughter’s death, farrier Niall joins Leon in uncovering Vainguard’s cruel history, including not just abuse but a tale about a vengeful spirit preying on local children. As the orphanage’s disturbing past comes to light, another child goes missing. Niall and Leon know they don’t have long before the child falls victim to a legend straight from the Borders’ blood-soaked past.
JANE FAE by HD Reavis
VS note: Author’s note states “…takes the Gothic romance struggle of Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” and breathes magical elements into the world.”
Born into a world where magic makes you one of the elite, orphan Jane Fae must learn how to navigate and survive without magic, as a normal. Fleeing the abusive restrictions of her school’s headmaster, she takes on the position of governess to a halfling (part human, part sprite) girl at the stately and remote Thornfield Hall. Jane soon learns her new home is frequented by the magical and illusive creatures known as the Fair Folk. Her life seems to settle into a predictable routine of mutual teaching and learning, safe from any magician who might mean her harm. With the arrival of the master of the house, a Mr. Edward Rochester, a wealthy magician whose philosophy is considered counter culture, she begins to question her narrow perception of the world. Are all normals bad and destined for hard work? Are all magicians superior simply because they poses magic? What makes an individual good and what makes one bad?
DARK MOON FALLS by Various
High in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the sleepy town of Dark Moon Falls has secrets …Hot wolf shifters pursue their one true mate, witches pursue their own agenda, and humans are caught in the middle. In Dark Moon Falls, danger, intrigue, and romance lurk around every corner. This boxed set includes 15 new steamy stories you’ll want to get your paws on!
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SLASHED AND MASHED: SEVEN GAYLKY SUBVERTED STORIES by Andrew J Peters
What really happened when Theseus met the Minotaur? How did demon-slaying Momotarō come to be raised by two daddies? Will Scheherazade’s hapless Ma’aruf ever find love and prosperity after his freeloading boyfriend kicks him out on the street? Classic lore gets a bold remodeling with stories from light-hearted and absurd, earnestly romantic, daring and adventurous, to darkly surreal.
FATE (THE WITCHES OF DOYLE BOOK 6) by Kirsten Weiss
Witch Jayce Bonheim has spent the last four months waiting for a horde of dark magicians to come to town. Now, they’ve arrived, embedded in a traveling circus. And they’re bigger and badder than this ex-party girl could have imagined, wreaking havoc wherever they go. But when a murder rocks her small town, Jayce must stop the chaos. Walking a tightrope between dark spells and past regrets, can Jayce stop a murderer and stop these magicians from transforming the world forever?
A KILLING MOON (WINGED GUARDIANS BOOK 1) by Alexis D Craig
She’s a wily Raven, former spy and though she’s a bird, she’s smart, cunning, and has yet to confront a problem she can’t run over or shoot her way out of. Skills that as corporate fixer hired to do all manner of things has served Cora Westgate well until she is asked to protect a man from her past, His Royal Highness Finnegan O’Casey, second in line to shifter throne. No problem, except she has to do it without his knowledge. The assignment goes from hard to difficult to impossible.
At least until she becomes reacquainted with Finn. He’s charming, sweet, royalty and worse yet, into her in a way that sings of future promises. He’s exactly what she doesn’t have room for in this assignment or her life.
Finn is a werewolf prince with a problem. Several of them, actually, his brother’s impending coronation being the largest at the moment, followed closely by his father dying and this random sexy Corvid woman dropping into his life and blowing it all to hell. All his problems seem to melt away though when he’s holding the sexy Cora in his arms.
REALM OF ASH (THE BOOKS OF AMBHA BOOK 2) by Tasha Suri
The Ambhan Empire is crumbling. A terrible war of succession hovers on the horizon. The only hope for peace lies in the mysterious realm of ash, where mortals can find what they seek in the echoes of their ancestors’ dreams. But to walk there requires a steep price.
Arwa is determined to make the journey. Widowed by a brutal massacre, she’s pledged service to the royal family and will see that pledge through to the end. She never expected to be joined by Zahir, the disgraced, illegitimate prince who has turned to forbidden magic in a desperate bid to save those he loves.
Together, they’ll walk the bloody path of their shared past. And it will call into question everything they’ve ever believed…including whether the Empire is worth saving at all.
A MATING OF CONVENIENCE – BOOK 4: THE RABBIT RIVER SAGA by Elyce de Reefe
A fledgling pack struggles to survive during chaotic times, when mates are scarce and competition is fierce. For there is turmoil in the werewolf community. These are not your ordinary werewolves…Dr. Nina Evans knows she’s skating on the edge. If the genetic research she’s been conducting isn’t outright illegal—it’s close. But she doesn’t let that bother her. She can’t. She’s desperate to come up with a cure for her baby sister’s illness. Still, she’s been careful not to ask too many questions about the unusual DNA strands she’s working with. Like where they came from, for example.
But she certainly never thought her research would get her kidnapped. So when three very large strangers storm her lab late one night, it’s the surprise of her life. Now, somehow, she has to escape. Her sister needs her. But with that big, silent brute Boaz watching her every second, she has no idea how she’s going to manage that.
Boaz Masters has never smelled anything like it—in his life. Citrus and cinnamon, with just a touch of honey. Ambrosia. Somehow, this human he’s been sent to track has him tied up in knots. The rest of the pack can search for the evil doctor—he just wants her.
Boaz knows the shortage of females among the People means he will probably never find a mate. But when the human he’s been tracking and the doctor turn out to be one and the same, it looks like his luck is changing. Because this particular human smells ripe for the taking. Especially since according to the Law, she must be claimed—or killed.
SIMON, SEX AND THE SOLSTICE STONE by Kay Berrisford
VS Note: A re-release…
Simon’s holiday season is looking grim. His boyfriend’s dumped him, and his self-esteem is at rock bottom. When an enigmatic stranger seduces him, Simon is flattered and deeply attracted but also alarmed— especially when his seducer, Aubrey, turns out to be a time traveller from nearly four-hundred years ago.
Soon the dominant Aubrey is teaching shy Simon about the kinkier side of sex, love, magic and pain. But as their bond grows, Aubrey remains determined to perform a dangerous sex ritual at an ancient stone circle in order to return to the past. Fearing he’s just a pawn in Aubrey’s twisted games, Simon must discover Aubrey’s dark secrets and risk all for him… or face a lonely Christmas without the man he loves.
NO GOING BACK (THE LILY HARPER SERIES BOOK 6) by H P Mallory
After Lily Harper narrowly escapes the clutches of Alaire, the Master of the Underground City, she finds herself on the back of a winged Fury in the middle of the ninth circle, The Morgue, and she’s not sure where to go.
Tallis has been left to his own defenses in the eighth level, The Asylum, and Bill is MIA. Lily has no idea how to find either one of them or where to even start.
After she gets attacked mid-air, Lily finds an unconventional ally in the form of Manfred Albrecht Freiherr, otherwise known as the Red Baron. Manfred informs Lily that a civil war is brewing in the Ninth Level between a legion of rebel demons and the old-world order. Lily finds herself smack-dab in the middle of this war, a war that’s encouraged by Alaire because, as usual, he wants something…All Lily wants is to make sure her friends are safe but in so doing, she’ll find herself thrown into the thick of it where she’ll be forced into the fight of her life.
FLAMEBRINGER (HEARTSTONE SERIES BOOK 3) by Elle Katherine White
Tristan Wydrick, sworn enemy of House Daired, is back from the dead. Possessed by a ghast and sharing its shadowy unlife, he commands not only the soul-sucked ghastradi, but also the monstrous Tekari forces bent on Arle’s destruction. As their enemies begin amassing, desperate Arleans look to their greatest defenders. But Aliza and Alastair Daired, along with their dragon Akarra, are far from home, trapped in the icy northern wastes by Wydrick’s treachery.
Fighting their way through blizzards, haunted forests, and their own growing fears, the Daireds find a new battle awaiting them in the capital, for the Tekari and ghastradi are not the only forces converging on the heart of the kingdom. Another moves toward Arle, riding the winds from the south: an ambassador from the Silent King of Els.
Unknown enemy? Or unexpected ally? Plunged into the dangerous world of royal intrigue and ancient grudges, Aliza and Alastair soon realize it will take more than steel and dragonfire to save their kingdom, for the silence of Els hides a secret that could shake House Daired to its foundations. And silence, it seems, is about to be broken.
BROWNIE’S SWAY (MIDNIGHT RODEO BOOK 10) by BA Tortuga
Brownie January is used to being the go-to man for the day-to-day operations of Midnight Rodeo. As the assistant to the arena boss, he works hard, sometimes for very little recognition, which can hurt a brownie’s pride. Still, he’s pretty happy with his job, his family at the rodeo, and the periodic carrot cake. If he longs for more, well, he keeps it to himself.
That is until Kingston comes along. The new healer is a unicorn, and is definitely the most magical thing January has ever seen. He’s smart, gorgeous, and interested in January, which just seems too good to be true. Now both January and Kingston must overcome their misgivings, and their pride, to form a lasting love before it’s too late.
A SANCTUARY OF SPIRITS (THE SPECTRAL CITY NOVELS BOOK 2) by Leanna Renee Hieber
New York City, 1899. The NYPD’s Ghost Precinct, an all-female team of psychics and spiritualists led by gifted young medium Eve Whitby, is unconventional to say the least. And now they’re stepping even further outside the bounds of normal police work—into an otherworldly realm known as the Ghost Sanctuary. It’s a place where the dead can provide answers. But will Eve and her colleagues pay a price for venturing beyond the land of the living?
Investigating a mortician’s sudden disappearance, Eve encounters a charismatic magician and mesmerist whose abilities are unlike any she’s seen before. Is he connected to the mysterious deaths around the city—or a link to the Ghost Sanctuary? Torn between the bonds of her team and her growing relationship with the dashing Detective Horowitz, Eve must discern truth from illusion and friend from foe before another soul vanishes into the ether.
WHAT DWELLS (WICKEDLY WINGED BOOK 1) by Jeanette Lynn
It was just another boring day monitoring the Mists, the strange murky clouds that hover in the canyons below the Up Top. Until it wasn’t. They say whatever enters the mysterious mist is lost to The Mists. When Novara finds her schooner suddenly being sucked into the clouds of death, she’s expecting the worst. She’s going to die.
When Novara finds herself thrust into a world below her own, instead, never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined she’d come face to face with one of the Great Beasts, let alone an entire colony of the humanoid bat beings, the very creatures she’d been obsessed with for years. Great gwog, what were the chances? If ever there was a time her love for dead languages could come in handy, this was it. And she would be needing it, because this was her new home now.
Citoc isn’t too keen on taking on the odd, funny faced wingless beastie that had literally dropped down atop him, spewed out from the skies, yet he finds himself drawn to the mouthy, witless creature. He isn’t the only beastie intrigued by the many tongues speaking newcomer. Beasts of the Murke, Greats Beasts of Bellinor, a whole new world and all the mixed bat cultures forming the melting pot of the Alcove, Novara will need to learn to navigate it all fast if she’s to stand a chance.
Eladrathuil preserve her, what’s a stranded Mists pilot to do? Acclimate. But her stubborn buns are going to do it her way. May the madness ensue and the odds be in her favor.
RETURN TO CHRISTMAS by Anne Stuart
Madison Simcoe has had enough. She’s a cold, lonely workaholic who’s been harassed one too many times by a fellow worker, it’s Christmas and the spirit is gone, and she feels like a stranger in her own life. A little retail therapy should cheer her up.
Macy’s is huge, a giant store full of wonders, and Madison’s happy place. So when she decides to indulge herself, pushing through the big doors on a cold afternoon in December, she’s not expecting to suddenly find herself in 1947, unable to leave the huge building. And she’s certainly not expecting to find incredibly hot Johnny Larsen, former Army spy during WWII, with a buttload of PTSD, artistic brilliance, and bad attitude, looking out for her.
Bad things happen, even at Christmas, but there’s magic in the air, and Madison is inconveniently in love with a man who must be long dead. Surely there’s a happy ending among the mistletoe and holly?
MARRIED TO THE KING FAE (MATED TO A FAE) by Maia Starr
Lenna is my fated mate. A dragon shifter and human hybrid living on Earth. I’m the Fae King, and if anyone can break this prophecy, it’s me. Lenna is my obsession. I’m stubborn and determined to claim every inch of her body. I want her soul to be mine. Anyone who comes in my way is an enemy. Lenna doesn’t know that I’d have to fight the world for her. And she’s keeping a dark secret herself. A secret that could destroy my faith in her.
BLACKWOOD ACADEMY SHIFTER: SEMESTER THREE (BLOODWOOD YEAR ONE BOOK 3) by Rae Foxx
Four Guys. Three Immortals. Two Witches. And one baby Alpha. We got problems in the best possible ways. Welcome to the third semester of Bloodwood Academy, where crap is about to go down. I barely scooted through the last few months, and now one woman struts into my life and sends everything into disarray. We have trouble, starting with the fact that our new addition is ready to start a war.
DRAGON OF GLASS (FAE SHIFTER KNIGHTS BOOK 1) by Zoe Chant
Daniella has everything she needs for a quiet Christmas at home with her dog, Fabio. She’s got way too much food, a real Christmas tree, a cable station streaming non-stop holiday movies, and even fruitcake. All she needs now is an ornament for her tree…
But what she gets instead is a glass dragon imprisoning a gorgeous naked guy from another world.
Trey, fae dragon knight, protector of the realm, and defender of the fallen crown, has finally been released from his spell by a kiss from a beautiful woman (and her noble hound). His power hobbled, his dragon form embarrassingly small, he finds himself navigating a strange world of wonders like televisions, refrigerators, and ham sandwiches, absolutely enspelled by a woman who swears she isn’t a witch.
Then Trey discovers that the enemy from his homeworld is starting to spill into Daniella’s and it will take power he no longer has to protect her… power that is locked in Daniella’s heart.
THE IMPOSSIBLE CONTRACT: BOOK 2 IN THE IMPOSSIBLE CHRONICLES OF GHADID by K A Doore
An assassin’s reputation can mean life or death. This holds especially true for Thana Basbowen, daughter of the legendary Serpent, who rules over Ghadid’s secret clan of assassins. When a top-tier contract drops in her lap — death orders against foreign ambassador Heru Sametket — Thana seizes the opportunity.
Yet she may be in over her head. Heru wields blasphemous powers against his enemies, and Thana isn’t the only person after his life: even the undead pursue him, leaving behind a trail of horror. Her mission leads her on a journey to the heart of a power-hungry empire, where dangers lurk around every corner. Her only ally is Mo, a determined healer set to protect Ghadid any way she can. As further occult secrets are unleashed, however, the aftermath of this impossible contract may be more than anyone can handle.
BLOOD HEIR by Amelie Wen Zhao
In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.
When Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue.
A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all.
REBORN IN FLAMES by M Sinclair
I have spent my entire life in the basement of my father’s church. My sadistic mother and god-fearing father believe I have the devil inside of me because I heal after their abuse. I’d accepted long ago I would die in the very place I’d been born without ever feeling the sun on my skin. Then one day, my mother took me from my father’s religious cult in the wake of his death. Nearly a week later, and after countless hours with her boyfriend Jed’s creepy remarks, I find myself in Washington State. I had only ever interacted with my parents and now Jed, so you can imagine my surprise when I ran smack dab into possibly the most handsome man in the world. He’s not alone though, there are intriguing and handsome men popping up everywhere in my life.
Except I shouldn’t be focusing on that. I should be preparing for my mother’s cruel hits. Preparing to run the minute I turn 18. Preparing to hide from Jed’s leering comments and uncomfortable stares. One interaction with this man and I feel like my entire life has been altered. Five days until I turn 18. Five days until my mother realizes what happens when you keep a bird cooped up for too long, only to open its cage. Five days until I am out of here. My problem? Everything inside of me tells me that those intriguing men are mine… and they seem to think the same.
BLAKE – THE WHITFIELD RANCHER: TIGER SHAPESHIFTER ROMANCE by Kathi S Barton
Shadow Henderson was grateful to the Whitfields for taking them in. She had to keep her mother and grandmother safe from her Uncle Thomas. The man was heavy fisted and had kidnapped her mother and was set to starve her to death just because he was embarrassed by her, he had his sights set on becoming the next president. His sister’s affliction with Altzheimers was an embarrassment to him. Shadow even suspected that he had killed her husband, but she couldn’t prove it.
Blake Whitfield was trying to adopt two boys he had taken into his home to foster, but with being a single parent, the judge went off on him, and Blake wound up taking a bullet for his troubles. Blake was immortal so the bullet wouldn’t kill him, but it still hurt like hell. His parents insisted that he recuperate in their home.
Several of the Whitfields had been pushing Shadow to meet the yet unmated Blake just to see if they were mates. Shadow wanted no part of it. She wasn’t happy in her last marriage and had sworn to never marry again. There was no way she would let anyone push her into anything she didn’t want to do ever again. That included the high and mighty Blake Whitfield.
BEWARE MOHAWKS BEARING GIFTS by SA Collins
VS Note: Alternate world, magic elements apparently…
It’s 1847, New York. William Matthias Hallett is a fashionable dandy of the Manhattan social set. His life is laid out before him: a world of soirees, riches, and luxury. Yet all he wants to do is find an adventure so deliciously wicked that it will satiate his soul for an eternity.
Disguised in a lower-class manner, into the notorious Five Points he goes, seeking that spark of adventure. That is until it greets him in the form of his old schoolmates from Dartmouth College—a pair of Mohawk warriors who will up-end his world and all he knew it to be forever.
BEAR WITH ME by Lucy Eden
Hi, I’m Celestine Woods, most people call me Chellie. If you are one of my 850K followers, you might know me as the super successful Instagram influencer, but more than likely you probably know me as the woman who got dumped by her former rockstar boyfriend, who then publicly professed his love for his new girlfriend in a song on Spotify before getting engaged a week later.
While I think I had a perfectly rational response to this news but my sponsors didn’t agree. Apparently no one wants to buy expensive skin cream from the woman who had an alcohol-fueled meltdown at the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the world.
Now, I’m at Black Bear Mountain Lodges, a cabin resort in the Catskill Mountains, to relax, recharge, and rehab my image and— tossing in a couple sponsored posts. The only hitch in my plan for R&R is the sexy, yet grumpy, lumberjack who runs the resort. His people skills leave a lot to be desired and it’s no wonder I’m the only guest at this place.
I know nothing about living in the mountains and he knows nothing about marketing and publicity. His resort and my image could both use a little TLC, so we formed a truce and teamed up to help each other. Between my social media know-how, my smartphone, a gorgeous grumpy mountain man and a strangely friendly bear that keeps coming to my window every night, we can get this all turned around right? Who’s ready for project #ChellieInTheWoods?
THE MYSTERIOUS AND AMAZING BLUE BILLINGS (A BLACK AND BLUE NOVEL BOOK 1) by Lily Morton
Levi Black is at a crossroads. After suffering a loss and breaking up a long-term relationship, he’s looking for a change. When he receives the news he’s inherited a house in York, he seizes the opportunity to begin a new chapter in his life.
However, when he gets there, he finds a house that has never kept its occupants for very long. Either through death or disinclination, no one stays there, and after a few days of living in the place, Levi can understand why. Strange noises can be heard at all hours of the day and night, and disturbing and scary things begin to happen to him. He never believed in ghosts before, but when events take a sinister turn, he knows he must look for help. He finds it in the unlikely form of the blue-haired leader of a ghost tour.
Blue Billings is edgy, beautiful, and lost. Utterly lost. He conceals so many secrets that some days it’s a miracle he remembers his own name. He knows that he should ignore Levi because he threatens the tenuous grip Blue has on survival. But there’s something about the kind-eyed man that draws Blue to him. Something that demands he stay and fight for him when he would normally run in the opposite direction.
As the two men investigate the shocking truth behind Levi’s house, they also discover a deep connection that defies the short length of time they’ve known each other. But when events escalate and his life is on the line, Levi has to wonder if it was wise to trust the Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings.
NIGHT’S KISS (THE ANCIENTS BOOK 2) by Mary Hughes
As a human who hunts vampires, I risk death each night I take to the streets. Bloodsuckers are stupidly fast. I have only my wits, my practice, and my weapons. Oh yeah, and my rage. Vampires killed my parents before my eyes when I was young. My revenge? I’ll destroy every last one of the evil bastards, starting with their king.
But only one man can help me locate the king. Achingly tall, dark, and too-sexy-for-his-own-good, Ryker is gorgeous enough to be the vamp king himself. But the devilish arch to his black eyebrow, his white, unfangy grin, and rocking the daytime are good clues that he’s human. We’ll have to work together as uneasy allies if I hope to get my final revenge on the king—only now it seems evil monsters are also after our prey, and they’ll stop at nothing to see us all dead. And why are they having so much trouble finding the king?
COLDEST FIRE (DOMINION BOOK 4) by Juliette Cross
Archangel Uriel is hell bent on revenge on the demon prince Vladek. To get into the prince’s impenetrable fortress, he’ll have to fight in the pits of the underworld. And he’ll need the help of the last person he can trust –– the demon witch Nadya.
There is no way Nadya, who spends her days taking care of others, expected to find Uriel on her doorstep. He seems no happier about being there than she does. But helping him means evening the scales against her backstabbing sister, and she’ll do whatever it takes to make that bitch pay.
Using the fight pit circuits in the demon underworld, Nadya helps Uriel combat his way to the arena at the castle in Russia. Only she isn’t what she seems. As a matter of fact, she may hold the key to his redemption…and to his heart.
THE QUEEN OF NOTHING (THE FOLK OF THE AIR BOOK 3) by Holly Black
Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power. Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.
Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics. And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity.
DRAGON ASSASSIN SINGLE DADDY (F.I.R.E. SPECIAL OPS DRAGONS) by Maia Starr
Jana is the love of my life. I knew that since the moment I saw her sweet face. She’s young… and married. The man she’s with doesn’t deserve her. Jana is being abused. She’s being cheated on. I could kill her husband for laying a finger on her. She deserves to live a life with me and my son. She could be my mate, and a mother to Noah. I have to protect her. But what happens when she sees the dragon that I have to become to save her life?
FALLEN KING (COURT OF THE SEA FAE BOOK 2) by C N Crawford
Life in a fae castle should be pretty sweet. Except, my lover wants to take my magic from me, and I made a deal with the devil. Literally. Salem is the light-bringer, gorgeous as sin and just as evil. Some call him Lucifer. What do I call him? Whatever he tells me to, because he’s cast a mind-control spell over me. He hates me, but I have a plan. I’ll lead him to a sorcerer who can kill him. But as I journey with the fallen god, I see him watching me, wanting me. And it’s mutual. Turns out fate has a sick sense of humor, because my destiny ties me to Salem. Still, I have to stop him before he gets what he wants. Because if I fail, he will unleash hell on earth.
A SHADE OF VAMPIRE 82: A CIRCLE OF NINE by Bella Forrest
Death’s final Reaper must be found. Unending is the key to setting her free.
ACADEMY OF THE ELITES: BROKEN MAGIC by Alexis Calder
What’s worse than having untamed magic? Not having any magic. My magic is broken after being attacked by the magic thief. And I need it back fast, before she tries again.I’ll do anything to get it back – including private tutoring with a crazy professor and private time with the sexy billionaire twins – and their mother. FML. Oh yeah, and according to my parole officer, if I ever do get my magic back and alter time, I’m done for. No pressure. And I have to do it all without getting distracted by the sexy wolf shifter during a Wolf Moon and a hot as hell incubus determined to get out of my dreams and into my pants.
CHERISHED MATE (CYBERMATES BOOK 1) by Candace Ayers
Laila Bissett promised her best friend that she’d track down Gray Lowe and get him to apply for Cybermates, the new shifter mate matching service. She has no idea the sexy wolf shifter, a.k.a. Sunkissed Key’s most eligible bachelor, is about to trigger some painful repressed memories that send her into full blown crisis mode. There’s no going back for Laila. Either she faces some horrifying truths, or they destroy her.
Gray Lowe is not signing up for any silly mate matching service. Not when his mate just walked though his front door. But how is it that her wolf is so damaged, so traumatized, she doesn’t even recognize her own mate when she sees him? Something happened to bury Laila’s wolf so deep inside her psyche that, until recently, she didn’t even know her animal existed. Even if she never accepts him as her mate, Gray intends to help Laila. But to do that, he must coax a terrified wolf, hidden away for years, to overcome her traumatic past.
WICKED WINTERS by Various
Dive into ten enchanting holiday stories from New York Times, USA Today, and award-winning authors. This collection is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Journey from Christmas in steampunk London to a holiday under the sea. Chase vampires, imps, ghosts, Krampus, and evil elves as you celebrate Solstice with monster hunters and Hanukkah under the gaslights. Grab an eggnog, pull up a chair, and expect a holiday from hell in this special collection of paranormal romance, horror, urban fantasy, fairy tale, steampunk, and gaslamp holiday tales.
VS: Highlighting KIERCE from the backlist. He was the first Badari Warrior from the southern island to be found by the northern pack. DAEGAN, the hero of my newly released book, is the hidden Alpha Kierce reported to before he ended up in the north. All the books can be read as standalones.
Elianna McNamee, spaceship engineer, is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with all her shipmates to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.
Her captors decide to toss her in a cell with a ferocious predator, expecting him to kill her…but Kierce, the Badari warrior in question, has too much honor to mistreat a human woman. The trouble is, he’s trapped in a form drastically different from his own as a result of twisted genetic meddling and hiding dark secrets to save other Badari lives.
Able to become a man again briefly with Elianna‘s help, he and Elianna bond over their mutual hatred for the enemy but when rescuers finally arrive, the pair are separated by well-meaning Badari authorities.
Kierce struggles to overcome flashbacks from the torture and drugs the alien scientists inflicted on him. He and Elianna despair over whether he’ll ever be able to regain his rightful place as a man and a soldier in the pack, much less be ready to claim a mate.
Elianna accepts a risky but essential assignment far away from where Kierce is being held, working with another man who’s more than professionally interested in her. Her heart belongs to Kierce and she can’t forget their two nights of shared passion but will that be enough to lead them to a happy reunion?
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.