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).
BEST FRIENDS (NEW SPECIES BOOK 15) by Laurann Dohner
VS Note: I am such a HUGE fan of Ms. Dohner and this series especially! Had this pre-ordered…
Working together has forged a strong friendship between Melinda York and Mary Muller. So much so, they’re more like sisters. When two men burst into their diner with murder on their minds, Mel doesn’t hesitate to act. She’ll do anything to protect her friend, as well as their New Species customers…especially the one she’s been crushing on for months.
A single act of bravery sparks a series of events that result in Snow getting to know the waitress he’s been obsessively thinking about. He just wants to keep Mel safe. And convince her he’s the male for her.
Mary is the brunt of jokes because of her extreme fear of animals. Phobias aren’t funny. Is she the only one who understands that? When Mel’s actions link them both to New Species, she’d like to hide from those scary men with fangs. That would make her a crappy best friend, though. She’ll try to be brave…right up until the moment she comes face to face with a lion man named Lash. He’ll make her confront her fears in the most unexpected ways possible.
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A SON FOR THE ALIEN WARRIOR (TREASURED BY THE ALIEN BOOK 2) by Honey Phillips and Bex McLyn
On the anniversary of the disappearance of Mariah’s sister and nephew, Mariah returns to their last known location, expecting to find only painful memories. Instead, she encounters an alien spaceship and recklessly sneaks aboard, taking one last chance to be reunited with her family.
The desperate move sends her across the galaxy and straight into the arms of a massive alien warrior who is determined to protect her. But no matter how much she is drawn to him, she will not be distracted from her goal—to find her missing family at all costs.
Years ago, when Captain Cestov and his brother argued over the fate of their dying race, his brother stormed out of his life. He has been searching for him ever since. He never expected his search to lead him to a distant planet, a troubled ranch, and a little boy who calls him Daddy. And he certainly never expected an enticing human female who makes him consider putting down roots for the first time.
Neither Mariah nor Cestov ever thought they would find a permanent home. But can their shared love for a child help them to move on to a new future as a family? Or will the ghosts from their pasts tear them apart?
WITHERSPIN (STARWAYS BOOK 1) by Alexis Glynn Latner
VS Note: I really enjoy her books. On my To Be Read list.
Nia Courant is an interstellar lawyer. Early in her legal career, on the other side of the stars, she made a disastrous decision. But she’s worked her way back to success in the interstellar city-state called Wendis. Unknown to Nia, the past she’s tried so hard to live down has come alive again. It’s reaching out to find her.
Gyle Night Martan is an exile in Wendis. For him, the city is an uncomfortable port in a deadly political storm that overtook his life and nearly ended it. Martan is a man with a pleasant façade concealing a mystery. At the core of the mystery there’s something dark and dangerous. He knows his past will catch him if it can and destroy him if it does.
When things start going wrong around them in Wendis, Nia and Martan must cooperate to save each other from present danger and the shadows of the past. Nia is Martan’s best hope. Martan is Nia’s best ally. He may also be her worst nightmare.
NERO 1000 (CYBORGS: MANKIND REDEFINED BOOK 6) by Donna McDonald
Once he was a cyber scientist who restored cyborgs. Now he’s Nero 1000. Locked in the cage of an insane cyber scientist who calls himself Creator Omega, Nero waits for his captor to decide his fate. Having seen Creator Omega’s horrific failed experiments, Nero knows his body is about to be cybernetically altered forever. Even knowing that, he’s not sorry he traded himself to free Aja Kapur. He would do it all over again.
Though Nero doesn’t know what Creator Omega did to the female cyborg to remove her memories and gain her obedience, he knows Kyra will fix her—if Aja finds her way back. One thing is for sure, Aja’s fellow female cyborgs, Lucy and Meara, will never stop searching and will fight to the death to save her.
Hell has no fury like an abused female cyborg seeking revenge. But who will save him?
Peyton will try. All of the cyborgs he helped restore will try. His captor may be a tipping point for the next world war. He prays that doesn’t happen, but the injustice of people being cybernetically without their permission must stop. Kyra is right about that. She’s always been right that the cyber soldier program failed humanity. And well his gods know that he played his part.
But Creator Omega doesn’t care about what anyone thinks of his evil. His madman captor wants a new right-hand man. He used Aja as bait to lure him there. Now he has exactly what he wanted all along. For Nero, that means it’s already too late. He’s about to become something no one ever may be able to save.
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ASSASSIN (FREELANCER BOOK 3) by Jane Killick
When Freelance spaceship captain Cassy discovers an assassin at the wedding of her ex-lover, Prince Stephen, she fights to wrench his rifle away. But a stray blast shoots into the royal party and kills Queen Triana. Knocked unconscious, Cassy wakes to find herself holding the murder weapon, the assassin gone and a squad of guards who condemn her as guilty.
Facing certain execution, Cassy breaks out of jail with Prince Stephen’s help and they escape together. Taking refuge in a secret underground lab, they learn of a forbidden technology hidden in a spaceship and sent beyond the rim of the galaxy. Retrieving it promises plentiful food for everyone, but the journey lies through a supposedly impenetrable barrier.
Even if they achieve the impossible, they cannot return until they prove Cassy’s innocence. So they must infiltrate a dangerous rebel army on another world to unmask the real assassin.
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CHOSEN BY A BEAST (HEARTS OF STONE BOOK 1) by Miranda Bridges
I’ve been abducted. Twice. And now my situation with this new group of aliens has gone from bad to worse. I was with a bunch of elf-like aliens who had unparalleled technology, but now I’m in the midst of a group of primitive gargoyle aliens running around in loincloths.
Which doesn’t hide much, let me tell you. There’s one gargoyle in particular who watches my every move, but what’s under his loincloth scares me more than his beastly appearance. To be sure we’re worthy to breed with, the savages have us each perform a rite of passage. And by that I mean a test of survival. Navigate the terrain, scavenge for food, defend myself against wildlife—basically all the things that could cause bodily harm or death. So that’s fun.
And as much as I’d like to be rescued by the alien who’s stalking me, it looks like I’m on my own. Maybe I shouldn’t have flipped him off, but how was I supposed to know I’d need his help? Now, I’m going to have to tap into my survival skills or I’ll be dead by morning. May the odds and the aliens be ever in my favor. Or something.
AN ALIEN FOR CHRISTMAS (ZERCONIAN WARRIORS BOOK 16) by Sadie Carter
Christmas is coming to Zerconia. There are gifts under the tree, holiday cheer, and a hunky alien warrior who just doesn’t know when to quit. . .
Keely’s smart. She’s a survivor. She’s learned to protect herself. What she doesn’t know is how to deal with him. He’s stubborn. He’s obtuse. And he’s too damn gorgeous for her own good.
Que is a warrior on a mission. To make Keely his. It is not a mission that he intends to fail. When both of them are sent on a mission off-planet, Que knows it’s his chance to convince the beautiful human female they are meant to be together. Somehow.
Maybe what he needs is some sort of Christmas miracle.
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THE ALIEN KING’S DESIRE by A M Griffin
A spin-off of The Hunt series.
Melisizwe is the Kgosi and sole ruler of the bu Kumkani Kingdom. He needs a powerful queen with alliances, wealth and connections at his side. To find his perfect mate, he invites nine dignitaries from across the galaxy for a meet and greet. Instead of focusing on a fitting match, he’s plagued with assassination attempts, civil unrest, and meeting his true lifemate—a human. For the good of his race, he must pledge himself to a female of status, so there’s no room in his life for a lowly security guard.
Atlanta Georgia Moore has never visited Earth or her namesake. Born and raised on a distant alien planet, she has worked hard to fit into a world with people who view human emotion as a weakness. She has trained hard to suppress all human traits until she meets the Kgosi. The effect he has on her body and heart frightens her but, for the first time in her life, she wants to embrace who she really is. Atlanta can fight and protect others, but defending herself against love just may be the battle of her life.
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UNANNOUNCED ROOMMATE (MARNAK SERIES BOOK 4) by Layla Stone
VS note: A 90 minute read, the author says.
He can’t fix the past and he can’t move forward with his black stains of guilt. Stuck between the man he used to be and the one he’s becoming. Just when he thinks Seth of Stars is done punishing him… a beautiful Red Demon shows up with a warm smile and a tempting offer.
COLDHEARTED PROTECTOR (ASRAI ASSASSINS BOOK 3) by Juno Wells and Alana Serra
To her friends, Sarah is the “fragile” one. The one who needs to be protected from everything. But it takes great strength to endure what she has, and the people she loves don’t even know her deepest secret: That she can recall other people’s memories just by touching them, whether she wants to or not. It’s a terrible curse, but it’s also the thing that helps her remember him.
Many years ago, Khalux saved a young human woman from a fate worse than death. But that was before. Before he was stripped of every emotion; made into a cold, calculating weapon to be wielded by the Asrai. Now he’s been given a mission to bring the empaths to As’vidan at any cost… so they can wipe the emotions of all the other Asrai, too.
One touch from Sarah sparks a shared memory, though, and Khalux is forced to face the first flicker of emotion he’s felt in years. He wants to snuff it out, to keep his place among the Asrai, but something about Sarah is too enticing. She brings out a side of him he thought long buried, and all he wants is to cherish and protect her…Even if that means removing himself from the picture.
THE DESCENDANT (BALTIN TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Melissa Riddell
VS Note: From November. OK, apocalyptic…so you know me – right, I one clicked LOL.
She wants her world back; he wants her heart. Tilly Morgan and her four-legged companion, Kodiak, are just trying to survive the alien arrival. Two years ago, the visitors unleashed devastation—a world-wide EMP followed by a deadly virus that wiped out more than half of humanity.
Traversing the lonely landscape, she runs into an alien on patrol with one order: eradicate all human life. A mysterious, dark-haired stranger named Jareth comes to her aid, and she reluctantly allows him to join her quest to find her sister. He even persuades her to let the damaged alien tag along against her better judgment.
As her group travels the desolate world and inches closer to her goal, she’s forced to examine her unwanted feelings for Jareth and come to terms with her heart, even if the truth threatens to destroy her and everything she’s come to believe.
A WOLVENK HOLIDAY (WOMEN OF DOR NYE NOVELLA) by Poppy Rhys
Wounded and trying to survive the bitter cold, Kiona experiences the shock of her life when a wolfy alien finds her. Thorn doesn’t expect to sniff out an off-worlder–one unlike any he’s ever seen–but he can’t leave her to die. It’s the cold season… And Thorn is the least of her worries.
THE ALIEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Luna Hunter
EMMA – Chasing a lead got me snowed in, hundreds of miles away from home in my beat-up old car. I close my eyes for a brief second to ward off the cold, and I awake to find myself in a luxurious cabin, cared for by a gorgeous alien male. He sternly forbids me from leaving my room. What else can I do but disobey? What I discover shocks me to my very core. A workshop. Reindeer. Flipping elves. The broad-chested alien hunk is no-one other than Santa himself. And now that I know his secret… he’s never letting me go.
NIKOLAX – Interfering with humanity is strictly forbidden by the Council. I break that rule once a year on the 25th of December. I try to spread a little joy, and bring a smile to the faces of those who need it the most. And then I find Emma, cold and alone, and I break every rule there is. For she is the one, my mate, my everything. I can feel it in my horns. There’s only one problem… if the Council knows she’s at my workshop, they will hunt us down to the edge of the galaxy. Can I keep her my secret? And is true love worth risking the wrath of the galaxy’s most dangerous entity?
FIRST RECRUITS: EEVONA SPACE COMMAND BOOK 1 by Marilyn Foxworthy
Last thing I remembered, I was in my backyard, thoughtfully pruning a bonsai tree. The next thing I remembered was alarms and bells and flashing lights and a voice yelling that death was imminent. And now, I was staring down at a beautiful female clone, gray and featureless, about to wake her up from transport hibernation. On a space ship. In space.
Thank goodness I still had my bonsai scissors. Otherwise I’d never have been able to cut open her containment bag and that imminent death thing would have killed her. The voice said that there was more of them and that I’d better hurry if I wanted to rescue all of them before they were no longer “viable”.
My name is Jimmy Raskin. You can call me Captain Jimmy Raskin of The Eevona Space Command.
BRUTE’S CHALLENGE (CONQUERED MATES BOOK 3) by Athena Storm and Tara Starr
I can see how he eyes me. He owns me. He can do whatever he wants. His will is law.
This world is wrecked. Society has collapsed. The Kraaj control everything. They can do what they want. Take what they want. They command. And we are theirs to claim. If we don’t obey, we die. How do you find love in the middle of a war? Maybe you do, omehow.
But I guarantee you, it’ll be twisted. It’ll make you sick. Everyone in this world is just a lamb. They’re waiting to be slaughtered by my Kraaj master. And when he’s done, each night, he’ll come home. And turn his hungry eye to his prize. To the one soul that’s twisted enough to be his fated mate. The only one in this galaxy gone mad that’s a fit for him. Me.
SCENT OF MY MATE (CHAMPIONS OF ATAXIA BOOK 3) by Athena Storm
Risin’ up. Back on my feet. Did my time. Fought for the Alliance. Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet. Just a Pi’rell and his will to survive. In the galaxy, it happens too fast.
You give your life only for glory. Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of your mate. You must fight just to keep them alive. She’s my eye of the tiger. She’s a thrill in my night.
And as I’m the last known survivor I’ll stalk her by sight. Face my fate. Out in the heat. I see my woman. And I’m gonna claim her…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
ALIEN MATE by Penelope Woods
I am Anna, a junior officer working under the command of Earth Federation. My job is to patrol the most dangerous regions of the planet. I should have planned for what happens next…
First, I lose power to my headset. My emergency lights cut out completely. Darkness surrounds the entire jungle.
And then I hear him. A sharp clicking noise comes from above my head. His arms snake around my body. Hot breath tickles my ear, and a deep growl resonates near my neck. When the syringe hits, I know I’m done for.
I’m taken and auctioned to the highest bidder. Within minutes, all of my data is erased and systematically expunged. I no longer exist.
No one is coming to save me. And I know what happens to me next…
In darkness, he rises over me like a tidal wave. I am abducted. I am lost to the world. But he saved me.
I am his mate.
KINGS OF CARRION (JUNIPER UNRAVELING BOOK 3) by Keri Lake
VS Note: I wasn’t a fan of the cover.
Decades have passed since our world was decimated by the Dredge. Some say it was an act of God. Others believe the devil himself breached the gates of hell and turned the masses into the mindless infected with an appetite for carnage.
Those of us who’ve survived the Calico experiments know the only thing more terrifying than the monsters that seek to ravage what’s left of us, are the men who created them. Ones too capable of hiding their true form, and burying their darkest secrets. Somewhere beneath the facility lies the answers, a cure for our suffering. To reach it, we’ll have to open the haunting tomb, where man’s deadliest mistakes, the most violent mutations, lie trapped within its tunnels, waiting to be set free.
Our only hope in surviving them are the very Alphas who were designed to hunt us down. The titans forged by cruelty and pain. Kings of carrion. We taught them to love, and in turn, they vow to protect us. To deliver the cure for humanity’s sake. Except this world doesn’t give without taking, and any chance of saving us will require the greatest sacrifice of all.
THE SOLSTICE PUDDING (WHEN HOLIDAYS ATTACK) by Angel Martinez
Chief Engineer Shandi Leavenworth has been crushing on Major Tyra Sur ever since she joined station staff, though the laconic customs officer doesn’t give up personal information easily. A few scraps of information leads Shandi to the perfect Solstice present, until of course everything goes horribly wrong.
Major Sur took the job on Onwa Station for the stability, the quiet, and out of a need to be useful. It’s been all of those things up until the woman she’s been quietly flirting with at the bar puts in a desperate call for help. There’s no question they need to save the station, but Tyra’s not so sure about saving their budding relationship.
SARIEN (RIALAN CAPTIVES BOOK 3) by C R Corbin
Rebecca thought that her chance at freedom had begun when the tyrannical bandits lording over her planet were slain by a mysterious force. Her saviors soon reveal themselves, massive, muscular, blue-skinned men emerging from ships larger than anything that she has ever seen. And their ruler seems intent on receiving payment….in the form of her.
Sarien had one last task before he could receive his boon as prince: To bring home the head of a intergalactic criminal. But at the end of his quest he finds an even greater challenge awaiting him, to claim this defiant, soft, curvy human as his mate. With trouble brewing back home and both tension and lust at an extreme between the two of them, can he claim her body as his?
CLAIMED (SPACE U BOOK 1) by Rhiannon Wells
Kress is the stunning new student aboard Space U. He’s smart, athletic, sexy… Sennica can’t keep her eyes off him. But when a class trip to the Lala-Waite asteroid belt goes wrong, Sennica finds herself in grave danger. She’s given a choice: mate with the cute new student or face certain death. Will Kress step up to the challenge?
RUTGER (BEAST HORDE BOOK 2) by Cari Silverwood
The Ghoul Lords threaten the extermination of all humankind and much of our world has been destroyed. There will be love, death, and dirty, messy sex among the ruins. Sex is what keeps a girl like Cyn from going insane with the blossoming light of dawn, for daylight brings the Lure. A brutal act by Cyn tore apart the lovers and now she must make amends. She’s going to need her well-muscled beaster males to rein her in, pin her down, and make sure she shoots in the right direction. Gather your weapons. It’s time to descend to Ground Level and find Big Daddy, the research vehicle lost during the invasion. Within must lie the truth of the Maelstrom experiment.
FLEET (FORGOTTEN WORLDS BOOK 5) by Prudence MacLeod
When you’re lost and alone you must put aside any hope of succor and become a scavenger, a hunter/gatherer, scrounge, sift through the debris life has left behind, seek out that which you need to survive. The trick is to remain whole, to keep some sort of moral compass, to find that one line you will not cross. This is now what faces the people of the last starship Reacher.
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FALLING FOR TRANCE: A XENO SAPIENS NOVEL (GENETICALLY ALTERED HUMANS BOOK 12) by Rena Marks
Trance: It was love at first sight for him. It didn’t matter that she didn’t feel the same way. Hell, she didn’t even notice him though they were enclosed in a vehicle together for fifteen full glorious minutes. All she could do was stress over being late to get off work.
Leah: She noticed the hot Xeno Sapien, all right. But what could she do? “Hi, I’m Leah. I’d love to get to know you, but I’m covered in bruises from neck to toe. And when I get home tonight? He’ll notice exactly how interested I was in you. It might be one word. It might be the way your eyes follow me as I walk out to my car. But in any case, he’s gonna know.”
This time, it takes Leah two weeks of hospitalization to get back on her feet. And once she does? She has a plan.
THIS IS THE CIRCLE (THE PSIONICS BOOK 4) by Tash McAdam
In the middle of two wars, including one that they didn’t want and didn’t ask for, the Psionics of ARC struggle to turn back the Eaters. The Institute is still waiting for an opportunity to regain control of the city, but right now there are more pressing concerns. Outside the Wall, chaos reigns, and the slums are overrun. Citizens and dwells alike are panicked and rioting. Cassandra hides in Epsilon 17’s body, convincing those closest to her that everything is normal as she pieces together plans to escape in the confusion.
But when the Eaters take her, Thea manages to regain control. The tables have turned. Now she has to pretend to be Cassandra to survive—but fortunately her time in the Institute prepared her well. If she tries to flee, she’ll be killed, but if she stays with the cannibal hordes she’s bound to be discovered. Escape seems impossible, but help—and friendship—comes from an unlikely source.
Toby and Serena have their hands full fighting the invading Eaters and trying to track down leads on where Thea could be. Cut off from his twin, Toby’s relationships with ARC deepen and grow, but he’s consumed by his guilt and his need to find Thea. The cannibal threat looms ever closer, and with one of their best weapons either lost or disabled, ARC has to decide what their priorities are. Should they try to kill her, or save her?
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A CURVY GIFT FOR THE ALIEN WARRIOR by Luna Voss
On Tessa’s planet, humans coexist with a savage race of aliens known as the Kyrzons. As one of the lucky humans who is not fated to be sold as a bride to an alien warrior, Tessa is perfectly content to live out her days in Human Territory. But all of that changes when she is captured by a Kyrzon slaver. All of a sudden, Tessa finds herself presented as a holiday gift to Chief Borrik, an imposing alien leader with a love of curvy Earth women. Borrik isn’t expecting to take in a human for the holidays, but one look at Tessa, scared and shivering, and he knows he can’t send her back out into the cold wilderness. So he decides to keep her. What begins as an accident soon blossoms into a passionate romance, as both human and alien discover a love they didn’t even realize they were craving.
LUNAR ECLIPSE by Gun Brooke
Moon De Cruz hasn’t had an easy life. Born a slave, she’s stationed aboard a Bramalian trader ship for twenty years. Miraculously, she survives a pirate attack and flees in an escape pod. As she crashes onto an uninhabited planet, she learns to become one with nature.
Four years later, Captain Beaux Lestarion is orbiting a virgin planet that appears rich in natural resources. She shuttles miners to the surface, but unexpected complications suggest someone is deliberately sabotaging their efforts to probe for stones, ores, and minerals. When Moon saves Beaux’s life, Beaux is drawn to the beautiful young woman against her better judgment. Moon doubts a seasoned and cynical captain working for the government can help to defend the planet—no matter how attractive she might be. Reluctant allies or secret enemies—can love survive the challenge?
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THE BUBBLE MATCH by Marev Tuson Vardy
“I don’t understand – what good is a relationship? Thanks, but… no thanks. I prefer my relationships with women to be like a no-obligation gym membership: burning calories with as little drama as possible”. This was the motto guiding the life of Kim Ji-Yun, CEO of the Bubble Corporation, the most eligible bachelor in Asia, a computer genius, heartless, and haunted by his past. Kim’s father invented the Bubble technology which allows the storage of memories, feelings and thoughts exactly as they were at the time of their recording. Due to a bug in the system, Ji-Yun begins to share his memories with a mystery woman named Mee-Ok. From the moment he discovers this Wonderful Bug, he becomes addicted to a girl he does not know. After a long time, he is willing to risk his heart again, but fate has a different plan in store for him.
BRAVE NEW GIRLS: ADVENTURES OF GALS AND GIZMOS by Various
VS Note: OK from July and not romance, BUT it caught my eye – supports girls in STEM.
Come explore a world of teen makers and innovators. From interstellar escapades to near-future locales, this volume of sci-fi stories has something for everyone. Girls who use their mechanical acumen to save interstellar colonies and design super-powered armor. Young women who apply their knacks for numbers to finding criminals and solving environmental problems. Ladies who use brainpower and intellectual skills to defeat zombies, space pirates, evil aliens, and more.
All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated to Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund. Let’s show girls they can be STEM superstars too.
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THE MAGIC SHELL: A SEVEN KINGDOMS TALE BOOK 6 by SE Smith
Ross Galloway is more than ready for a new life away from Yachats, Oregon. All he needs for his plans to fall into place is a little money and a lot of luck. He gets his break when he discovers something out of this world on one of his dives – a real-life mermaid.
His plans to cash in on his discovery don’t work out quite the way he’d planned when the mermaid gives him an unexpected gift – a magic shell. Swept overboard by the spell contained within the shell, Ross surfaces in a strange, bizarre world.
Princess Gem LaBreeze is an Elemental, a powerful species that can control the elements. Transformed to stone to protect her from the evil threatening the Isle of the Elementals, she is awakened by a man from another world – a stranger who is as arrogant and uncouth as he is unpredictable.
Gem and Ross, forced together in a desperate race against time, learn that opposites can attract and that sometimes the roughest surface hides the tenderest of hearts. Can an unlikely hero and a lone woman survive the traps set to stop a destructive alien creature that has been unleashed, or will the Isle of the Elementals fall back into the ocean and disappear beneath the waves forever?
THE ETERNAL RETURN (WILD HUNT BOOK 1) by Yasmine Galenorn
With the Tuathan Brotherhood taken care of, Ember and the Wild Hunt gear up for the coming darkness that threatens to plunge their lives into chaos. But first, they take on the ancient liche who stole Talia’s powers. Lazarus is living near Winter Hall Magical Academy, located near Mt. Rainier. Over the centuries, he’s grown so strong that it seems futile to take him on. But with Lazarus stalking the students, stealing not only their magical powers but their lives, the Wild Hunt can’t allow him to roam free. Before they can confront him, Talia takes it on herself to reconnoiter the situation and ends up trapped in a maniacal web that easily spell her death. Now, Ember and Herne must race against time before Lazarus finds her first.
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VAMPIRE MASTER: VAMPIRE QUEEN SERIES: CLUB ATLANTIS by Joey W Hill
Big and bad enough to be any girl’s nightmare—or her best dream ever…Beyond your grasp. Those are the three words that come to mind, every time Ella sees Wolf at Club Atlantis. He earns the term Master, in and out of scene, yet there is something deeper and darker about him. She wants to dive into that abyss.
Wolf sees the yearning. But the submissive he ultimately claims will become his servant, soul-bound to him for all eternity. Ella is a natural submissive, with an endless desire to please. She’s perfect for the role, really. Except Ella is a gift he doesn’t deserve. However, vampires are wired one way—to take what they want, no matter what their conscience tells them. Even Wolf isn’t strong enough to resist his nature…or the salvation Ella’s love offers.
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SWORD OF KINGS (STONES OF AMARIA BOOK 3) by Tara Brown
Lenny’s arrival in Crail takes a dark and mysterious turn when she realizes she has been a prisoner for months. Trapped inside the coffin in the woods. But it isn’t all bad luck.
With the help of her cousin, Nance, she finds herself on her way to the elves and possibly more answers than she is prepared to handle. Or wants. For in the truth lies a betrayal Lenny never imagined possible, and an enemy she can’t bear to fight.
DIVINED (THE ORACLE CHRONICLES BOOK 4) by Moni Boyce
Now that all of her known enemies have been defeated, Willow is hoping for the opportunity to settle down and find a sense of normalcy and peace with Eli. Unfortunately, that’s not to be. Not only is their happily ever after threatened by other supernaturals that believe mixing of supernatural factions is wrong; a dream within The Book of Prophecy foretells of a sinister presence that will destroy everything Willow holds dear.
The only way to stop this revelation from coming true may be to sacrifice the very thing she’s trying to protect. Willow and Eli’s love has been tested before, but this unfulfilled prophecy may take them to the breaking point. Will their love require them to make the ultimate sacrifice? Or will they find another way to defeat this evil force and have a happy ending?
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FATED MATES (DRAGON WARRIORS BOOK 3) by M L Guida
He’s the dragon healer of his people. She can’t get over her haunted past. He’ll do anything to save her. An ancient enemy is hunting them. Can they mend old wounds before the darkness overtakes them?
DARK CALLINGS (PHOENIX INTELLIGENCE AGENCY BOOK 3) by Taige Crenshaw
VS note: A re-release
Harmony Davis knows what she wants. No one, even the man himself will stand in her way. Lennox might think it is best to not pursue their attraction but she has foreseen that she cannot be without him. Now she must convince this stubborn man who would rather be alone in the shadows than face their combined destinies. She has a plan but he is not cooperating. Subtlety goes out the window and she confronts him giving him no retreat from what must be…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
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AWAKENED (THE BELLADONNA AGENCY BOOK 2) by Virna DePAUL
Even as the FBI tries to keep rogue vampires from preying on humans—for killing, for turning, for pleasure—the stakes only get higher…Barrett Miles had no idea that vampires were real – until Belladonna recruited her to serve as a covert agent and infiltrate a murderous sex ring run by the most depraved of immortals: those who feed on the purity and blood of innocents. Their latest victim: a young girl whom Barrett promised to protect.
Now, forced to team up with her former lover, undercover sniper Nick Maltese, Barrett is caught between fulfilling her mission and shielding her heart from the man who betrayed her. Nick is hunting a new breed of vampire and harboring a terrible secret when Barrett finds him. As the hunt begins and desires from the past resurface, Nick knows he has only one chance to prove himself to Barrett.
Can Nick and Barrett save a lost girl and protect humanity? And will they rebuild a love strong enough to save them both?
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ONLY PRETTY BETAS (REBEL WEREWOLVES BOOK 2) by Rosemary A Johns
When the witches throw me to the wolves…they don’t mean the cute-as-a-button kind. The shifters are hot, deadly, and our enemies for centuries. Luckily, I’m Crimson, the last Wolf Charmer with the badass magical power to control the gorgeous werewolves. Except, my powers have been bound, and I’m at their mercy. It’s make or break time in the savage kingdoms behind the wall. I have to trust my wolf princes: Moon — my magical rebel Omega. Amadeus — my hot incubus Beta. Emperor — my dominant protective Alpha. I know that they hold dark secrets. Will the princes choose me, even when their loyalties are tested? …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
THE GRAND DAME OF BOURBON STREET (DOMINIQUE LEROY SERIES BOOK 1) by Mahogany SilverRain
VS Note: From November
With the death of her vampire mate, Dominique is every power hungry vampire’s most sought-after prize. Can she love again? Or is power what she’s after?Will it be love or loyalty? Dominique LeRoy, the hybrid Vampire Queen of New Orleans, must choose. Three men love her, but only one can be her vampire mate. Asmodeus, the best friend of her late husband, wants to be her mate; her power is addicting to him and he wants more. Dominique chooses Azazel, a powerful fireball throwing wizard. Now, with her new allegiance to Azazel’s Wizard community and her previous ties to the shifter community through her wereleopard guardian Jason, she poses a threat to the centuries-old Vampire Blood Council. Even they do not have the allegiance of the magical community and the shifters. To them, it’s clear that Dominique has gained too much power for one vampire and needs to be controlled.
The Council gives her an ultimatum, turn the wizard into a vampire to prove her loyalty, or die a traitor’s death. Will she choose love or an all out war with the Vampire Blood Council?
A CUP OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC (COUNCIL OF PARANORMALS HOLIDAY STORIES BOOK 1) by Emma Dean
VS Note: A short.
Lila is alone on Christmas. Again. She hates being lonely during the holidays, so in an attempt to find some holiday cheer she brews a cup of Christmas magic – a spell that’s supposed to bring good tidings. What she doesn’t expect is the hot men who traipse into her life and show her how to stay warm during the long, winter months.
SILVER FIR by Trinity Blacio
Three days before Christmas and both Olive Perry and Rory Fir were having a rough holiday. Little did they know that fates, or Olive’s deceased husband, had somehow thrown his friend and wife together six years later, in a Silver Fir Christmas.
A COUGAR’S FANTASY (MASTER OF THE CATS BOOK 7) by Trinity Blacio
In this seventh installment in the breath-taking Masters of the Cats paranormal series, best-selling erotic romance author Trinity Blacio brings her mated-for-life catshifters to the open seas.
MAGICAL HOLIDAY FRUITCAKE ROLLS (HOT HEARTS CAFE BOOK 7) by Trinity Blacio
Moonbeam Snyder thought for sure the contest was for the very best buns-rolls. She had made a recipe she had found in her Grandmother’s home, magical fruitcake rolls, for the contest. Boy did she get this one wrong. She was so going to kill Honey for this mess. After the magic wore off of course and the hot stud wizard she ended up with went home, but little did Moonbeam know that fates had other plans for her.
THE DRAGON PLAY (STONEFIRE SHORTS BOOK 3) by Jessie Donovan
Freddie, Daisy, and Emily finally get to put on the play they made, for both the humans and dragon-shifters on Stonefire. While they’re excited about the play and the party afterward, Freddie and Daisy have a secret mission for the night. Daisy is determined to make her mum like Mr. Whitby, the dragonman who’s helping with the special effects, no matter what it takes. However, her meddling sets off a chain of important events. Will she be banned from ever returning to Stonefire? Or, will she get everything she ever wanted?
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LOST IN AVERELL (PRINCESS BY NIGHT BOOK 1) by Tara Grayce
VS Note: From November
Average high school student by day, princess by night. Amy lives both in our world and in the fantasy world of Averell, struggling to balance homework and her duties as a fairytale princess negotiating the intricacies of unicorn-dragon politics.
When her high school crush stumbles through the portal to Averell in her family’s basement, she sets out with her shape-shifting unicorn best friend to find him before he dies or sparks a war.
BOUND BY HER BLOOD by Mara Leigh
I was alone and abused my whole life, even before a vampire drained me and left me for dead. After I turned on my own—that’s not supposed to be possible—I suffered even more trauma at the hands of an evil vampire king who wanted me as his nineteenth mate. Trapped, tortured, traumatized, I will not give up. I will never give up. Refusing to marry the king, I escape.
Out in the human world, I need to find out who I am, I need to survive, but most urgently, I need to feed. At long last, I am the predator, but as I consume my victim’s life-giving blood, I’m rescued—even though I don’t need it—by Rock, a giant and handsome man. Rock’s deep emotional wounds mirror my own, and in his arms I find the promise of true comfort and love for the first time in my life.
Rock introduces me to Gray, an elegant, sexy vampire, who offers his blood, his knowledge, his body—even if I fear he may never offer his heart. They each bring so much to my new life that I cannot choose one over the other. Then again, why choose?
As I pursue the truth and gain power, my safety is threatened by Colton, a hunky, human cop I’m inexplicably drawn to, even though he’ll kill me if he finds out what I am; and Pike, the evil king’s most vicious guard, who just might have saved my life.
For the first time in my existence, I feel loved, like I belong, but must stay one step ahead of the vengeful vampire king, who is consumed by anger and won’t rest until I suffer a painful death.
SLEIGH DUTY by L M Brown
Being called upon to pull Santa’s sleigh is an honour for any reindeer shifter, but for Dashiel the timing couldn’t be worse. Stuart was looking forward to his Christmas Eve date with Dashiel, only to have him cancel at the last minute. He puts his disappointment aside and instead focuses on making his younger brother’s Christmas as wonderful as it can be, despite the loss of their parents the previous winter.
While flying over his home town, Dashiel spots a young boy on the streets, and he knows he has to help. When the young runaway turns out to be his date’s little brother, he brings him on board the sleigh, determined to see him safely home to Stuart.
Can a reindeer shifter pull Santa’s sleigh, reunite two brothers, and find love this Christmas?
VISIONS OF STARS (SHIFTER FORCE BOOK 3) by A M Burns and A T Weaver
Stars are dying in the streets. Falling stars, that’s all his vision showed him, then his powers went on the fritz. For years Connor McGriffin, psychic cougar shifter has relied on his gift of prophecy to let him know where to go and who to save. But trapped in Los Angles, waiting for more information than just stars falling into the ocean, Connor is lost trying to help people, even himself and his team.
Danny Lupan, former deputy sheriff, and current wolf shifter agent, has gotten used to following his partner Connor, trusting in his visions to lead them where they were needed. When Connor’s visions become unreliable, Danny and the rest of the Shifter Force must fall back on detective training to lead them where they need to go to stop the person blackmailing closeted shifters who have dreams of stardom.
Can Connor, Danny and the team find the clues and chase down the bad guys before more bodies show up? Things don’t always go the way they thought, and when a rising star crashes back to Earth, they may be too late. Connor hates being late for anything.
SAVED BY THE BILLIONAIRE BEARS by Celia Kyle
Tessa’s life has turned into a country song—she lost her job, her roommate, and her parents have holiday plans that don’t include her. At least she has her boyfriend. Until she finds him in their tent with his hands full… of another woman. One stomp-off later, she’s lost in the mountain wilderness—alone, afraid, and still angry as hell.
Thankfully sexy bear shifter Aaron smells her terror and insists on helping her back to his camp—there’s only two problems. First, according to her scent, Tessa is Aaron’s mate. Second, he’s not the only one who can claim her. There’s Aaron’s equally sexy brother, Scott, who also wants Tessa. When an outside threat almost kills Scott, Tessa is forced to face the truth—she’s just as enamored with Scott as she is with Aaron. She wants them both!
Tessa has never been attracted to two men at once—and when they inform her that they’ve both imprinted on her, this Christmas surprise has her considering arrangements she’s never imagined.
MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Various
f you’re looking for LOVE and CHRISTMAS, then you’ve come to the right place! Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is filled with stories from some of your favorite authors, who’ve come together to make the perfect Christmas mix. From hot men to quirky women, a ghost, sexy shifters, dangerous mobsters, a burning mistletoe (wait, what?), and second chances, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.
The proceeds of this anthology are donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
ARYANA’S JOURNEY (EXCALIBUR’S DECISION BOOK 1) by Aspen Black and Adammeh Matsuura
In the twenty third century, the gateways were opened by Merlin between Earth and The Realm, the home of the Fae, in search of the next King Arthur. Magic flooded the Earth, overtaking most of technology. Now, hundreds of years later, Fae have learned to coexist peacefully with humans and Merlin still searches the Earth with Excalibur.
Aryana works in the Mayor’s kennels overnight. She’s been content with her life up until the moment her eyes meet those of Merlin’s. Everything changes during the Star Festival. Her life becomes a whirlwind as she travels to Avalon with her Knights of the Round Table, her Wizard and a new ally that no one was ever expecting. It’s up to Aryana to help stop an ancient evil that dwells deep within The Realm. She will have to learn to fight for herself with the help of Excalibur to aid in the upcoming war.
ACROSS TIME BOOK 1 by Elizabeth O’Roark
Amelie Besson is on the cusp of attaining the life she’s dreamed of—until she finds herself stuck in pre-war France, fifty years before her time. The country is about to be under German rule, but her most immediate problem is Henri Durand, the arrogant and infuriatingly handsome vineyard owner upon whom her survival depends.
The fiercely protective Henri challenges everything Amelie holds true—particularly her hatred of the gift that brought her there in the first place. As the bond between them grows, Amelie will begin to wonder if the life she’s returning to is actually the one she wants, and if her connection to Henri might be strong enough to surmount any obstacle…even time itself.
*Across Time is Book One in the Across Time Series and ends in a cliffhanger. The sequel, Across Eternity, will arrive 4/1/2020.
HIDDEN (FAE MAGIC) by Jessica Aspen
An enslaved princess, a charming thief, and a power-hungry step-mother out for revenge…Princess Ellasin has been living a life of drudgery in her ver own castle! But when sexy devil-may-care Finn breaks in and invites her to take a walk on the wild side, instead of danger—Ella sees opportunity.
Disgraced prince turned charming thief— Finn has his own secrets.
But when he meets the charmingly innocent ash-girl, he’s intrigued. Seducing Ella into leaving the life she’s always known becomes his new mission. But freedom comes at a price.
STEAL HER HEART (KAID RANCH SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by T S Joyce
Maris Thurgood is in deep trouble. Abandoned to care for a ranch on her own, she’s struggling from sunup to sundown to keep up with the work. When a pack of werewolves begins preying on her herd, she has no choice but to sell. A chance meeting at the cattle auction has her wondering why someone as tall, dark, and growly as Bryson Locke would take any interest in a business venture with her. He’s got one rule for her, and that is to never go outside past sundown while he’s hunting the wolves. But what she starts realizing about him…Bryson Locke is much more dangerous than the pack of predators that are hunting her.
Bryson didn’t get to be the Ranch Manager at the Kaid Brother’s Ranch by accident. He has a certain set of skills that allows him to protect the massive herd from predators. For a couple years now, he’s been spinning his wheels and looking for a purpose, and one lands right in his lap in the form of the beautiful, curvy, spitfire who has trouble written all over her. Why would a pack of werewolves terrorize this woman? And more importantly, why does he care so much? Pride is everything for a rancher, and Maris has it in excess. She has her guard up and has obviously been hurt before, but the more he gets to know of her, the more he wants to find out why she’s being targeted by the wolves…and that answer might get them both killed.
HOLIDAY BRIDE (WOLF BRIDES BOOK 4) by T S Joyce
**Can be read as a standalone holiday story, or with T. S. Joyce’s bestselling Wolf Brides series**
Maya hasn’t been back to Colorado Springs in years. She’s home visiting for the holidays, but so much has changed. The boy she grew up with is nearly unrecognizable and his animal magnetism is stirring feelings in her that she can’t explain. Caught between being a lady who protects her reputation at all costs, and drifting into the scandal of her old life, Maya has to choose to open her heart to the boy who broke it, or keep the new life she’s worked so hard to build.
Ukiah Dawson is a werewolf with big regrets. Living two lives between the Dawson Ranch, and a Ute reservation, there was never room for him to take care of a woman like Maya the way she deserves. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
HOUSE OF DRAGONS (THE CAMI BAKERSFIELD SAGA BOOK 1) by Samantha Snow
When the impossibly handsome Alistair Overton approached curvy Cami Bakersfield on the dancefloor of a nightclub she could not believe her luck. Little did she know, there was nothing lucky about this. She had already beenCHOSEN. And before she knew it, Cami would end up in a luxurious mansion alongside four of the sexiest men she had ever seen in her life. But this was NOT your typical afterparty. These men were the Overtons and they all had the unique ability to shapeshift into strong, fire-breathing dragons.
However, the dragons were in danger and Cami soon discovered that she was part of a prophecy. In order to save the dragon species she would have to live in the house with all four men until one certain special thing happened. Until she became pregnant.
CHRISTMAS PEGASUS (A MATE FOR CHRISTMAS BOOK 3) by Zoe Chant
Owl shifter Olly has always trusted her inner animal. So when her owl makes it clear that handsome, rugged Jackson isn’t her mate, she knows that what she feels for him can’t be true love… right?
Last Christmas, Jackson gave Olly his heart. And her owl chewed it up and spat it back at him. He’s tried to stay away from her…but a year apart hasn’t changed anything. He may be a human in a town of shifters, and he may not be Olly’s true mate, but he knows that their love is real. This Christmas, nothing is going to stop Jackson from winning the woman he loves. Not shifter tradition. Not Olly’s snobby owl. And definitely not his deadbeat dad, who’s swanned back into town spouting nonsense about Jackson finally “fledging his wings”. After all, what good is being a latent pegasus shifter, if he isn’t Olly’s true mate?
GRAVE SEAS: A MADDIE GRAVES AND ROWAN GRAY MYSTERY by Lily Harper Hart
Maddie Graves-Winters and her new husband Nick officially have everything … including the perfect honeymoon. They’re going on their very first cruise, and they just happen to be guests on the Bounding Storm.
Rowan Gray and Quinn Davenport are basking in the love. They’re looking forward to planning their own wedding … and moving into bigger digs on the ship, something Quinn managed to wrangle thanks to his position as head of security.
Both couples find themselves involved in a dark mystery when the female half of another honeymooning couple goes missing. Between out-of-control, rollicking women causing trouble at every turn and a rather mysterious man who appears to be on vacation alone, there are multiple suspects to focus on. That includes the husband, who seems to be acting out of sorts.
Maddie and Rowan both have abilities but they’re leery about admitting it. They’re going to have to work together if they expect to solve this case, though, and that means trusting each other with their darkest secrets.
It’s going to be a leap of faith … but both women are determined to find a happy ending for this particular missing woman. They simply have no idea how they’re going to manage it.
Note: This is a crossover between the Maddie Graves and Rowan Gray series. It is set after the completion of both series.
EVERAFTER SONG (THE EVERMORE CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Emily R King
There’s a price on Everley Donovan’s head. Fleeing from the queen’s false accusation of murder and sorcery, the girl with the clock heart knows there’s only one way to prove her innocence. Everley must catch Killian Markham, the fugitive prince guilty of the crimes for which she’s been condemned. To do that, Everley must follow him into the towering realm of the Silver-Clouded Plain. It’s where flesh-eating behemoths thrive, long-lost gods hide, and an artifact of destructive force awaits the death grip of the immortal prince.
Haunted by visions of burning Everwoods and bloody battlefields, Everley is beset with rising fears. Because the elusive relic threatens more than the very power that drives her clock heart. In Killian’s hands, it can lead to the dismantling of the seven worlds. With everything—and everyone—Everley loves at stake, she must depend on Killian’s one weakness to outwit him: in his mad ambitions, Killian has underestimated her once again. For Everley is the Time Bearer. This is her destiny. The time of reckoning is at hand.
THE PINE HILL INN (ELLA DANIELS MYSTERY BOOK 1) by J A Whiting
Ella Daniels, a professor of American history at Green Hill University, comes from a family with many talents, and seeing ghosts is one of them. The family matriarch, Aunt Jin, has agreed to allow a journalist to do a story on their business, Green Hill Investigations. When the man accompanies Ella to a centuries-old inn to try to help a ghost cross-over, they stumble over the body of a dead man in the garden.
Who killed him? Why? Will more bodies pile up? With the help of her brother, sister, and a black cat named Raisin, will Ella and her family find the killer before he or she strikes again?
DRAGON’S NANNY (WEST COAST WATER DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Kayla Wolf
I never believed in mates. Until I met her. My daughter’s nanny. My hands, demanding and possessive, want to pull her close. My dragon, raw and instinctive, wants to mark her as mine. But I’m her boss and I need to keep things professional. How am I supposed to resist her intoxicating scent when we live together? The battle inside my head is brutal, but my body has already decided. She’s my mate. She can stop me from having my way with her. But she can’t stop me from protecting what’s mine. I’ll utterly destroy any obstacle that stands between us. And I’ll show her what it means to love a dragon.
THE HANGED MAN (THE TAROT SEQUENCE BOOK 2) by K D Edwards
The last member of a murdered House tries to protect his ward from forced marriage to a monster while uncovering clues to his own tortured past. The Tarot Sequence imagines a modern-day Atlantis off the coast of Massachusetts, governed by powerful Courts based on the traditional Tarot deck. Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Throne, is backed into a fight of high court magic and political appetites in a desperate bid to protect his ward, Max, from a forced marital alliance with the Hanged Man. Rune’s resistance will take him to the island’s dankest corners, including a red light district made of moored ghost ships; a surreal skyscraper farm; and the floor of the ruling Convocation, where a gathering of Arcana will change Rune’s life forever.
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CHRISTMAS AND THE PRINCE (MODERN CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALES BOOK 2) by Lexi Ostrow
Lucille needed a Christmas getaway more than she would ever let on. Hard work to open her own pastry shop in the elusive French Quarter drove a wedge between her and her fiancé. A female shaped wedge that ended with Lucille kicking him out December first with a Christmas vacation to Europe booked and no way to refund the tickets.
Henri wanted nothing to rule his Father’s kingdom on his terms, when he deemed himself ready. Life as a prince suited him well. However, the only way to stay powerless was to prove his thoughts were entangled elsewhere by courting a woman, least he jeopardize his country by listening to his heart more than his head. So when he spies a beautiful woman kiss a frog by the palace lake he did the only thing he could, invited her to be a princess in exchange for her dream.
Swept up by the offer, Lucille didn’t hesitate. It was all fun and games for the holidays, wasn’t it? Time off work wasn’t in the cards, but quitting to live the good life and get her dream proved too good to ignore. In his world, they learn from each other, growing closer until Lucille’s ex shows up, ready to apologize and bring her home – offering her everything she wanted before she met Henri. One hardworking woman, one down on his luck prince, and one lucky frog meet the magic of the Christmas season and blend two worlds into one.
DIRTY DEEDS (BONDS OF BLOOD BOOK 3) by Cate Corvin
Things I’ve won in Libra Academy: An expensive education. A vampire sworn to me forever. An incubus on a leash. A man who’d give up everything to save me.
Things I’ve lost: My dignity. My honor. My mortality.
My blacklist has been narrowed down to two: the king of the vampires, and the slayer who helped him. I’m no longer welcome as a student in Libra Academy, but I can’t leave New York until I save my new home: the Clouded Court. I’ve promised my stalwart knight I’d do anything to destroy his Maker, and I’ve got plans to put a new queen on the throne. I have Cael. My new sisters. A demonic Prince’s infernal spy. And the son of a man who might have a far darker soul than I ever imagined. We’re a crew of misfits, but sometimes that’s who you need for dirty deeds. And against all odds, those deeds might just be the way to my newly-immortal heart.
KIRA’S WARRIORS (RAVENS OF WAR BOOK 4) by Elle Boon
VS note: A re-release. Author states there’s new content.
SHE’D LOST IT ALL ONCE…Kira knew what people saw when they looked at her; the pampered princess. What they didn’t see was the lonely girl she kept hidden behind the cold façade. A mask that she found slipping each time she encountered the two men tasked to protect her from a crazy stalker.
THEY WERE RAVENS, THEY WEREN’T MEANT FOR HER…Thane and Garrick knew who Kira was to them the moment her sassy mouth opens. Fates aligned to give them a female that matches them in temperament, only to try and take her away with the other hand. What the fickle beasts don’t realize is neither of them was willing to let her go without one hell of a fight. One that will change the course of all their lives…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
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KILLIAN (SILVERBACK REDEMPTION BOOK 3) by Harmony Raines
Killian didn’t care if his mate already had a child. All that mattered, was that one day he would win her heart and shower her with love. However, Killian soon finds that the one thing his mate, Petra, really seeks is loyalty. As a bear shifter, love and loyalty came naturally, he simply needs to convince Petra’s teenage son, Shane, he is not a threat to his relationship with his mom. Killian intends to be there for them both. No matter what life throws their way.
Petra came to Bear Creek to start over after her husband, and the father of her child, dumped them both. Feeling like a failure, she isn’t interested in a new relationship. Instead, she intends to focus on supporting Shane and helping her Uncle Arthur keep his farm. Then Killian walks into her life. Petra was raised by shifters and knows her mate will be there for her and Shane. However, before she can commit to a new life with Killian, someone threatens her happy ever after. But Petra won’t be blackmailed. No matter what the cost.
DRAGON MARKED (SUPERNATURAL PRISON BOOK 1) by Jaymin Eve
VS note: A re-release.
Jessa Lebron doesn’t have a lot to complain about. Her father is the alpha of their wolf pack, she lives in Stratford, a protected supernatural prison town, and her best friends, the Compass quads, are the strongest dudes of the four races: shifter, vampire, fey, and magic user. Yep, life is pretty much exactly how she wants it. Until the fateful day, just after her twenty-second birthday, when the mother who abandoned her, returns to the pack bearing secrets that change everything. The biggest secret of all: Jessa is dragon marked, a designation that places her in grave danger.
For a thousand years, every supernatural child born with the mark was eliminated to prevent the rise of the dragon king, a fearsome ancient warmonger. In a bid to learn more about her fate and how to avoid the hunters, Jessa finds herself locked in Vanguard, the notorious supernatural prison. Thankfully she’s not alone. Braxton Compass, the most feared of the dragon shifters, is right there with her. Together they’ll have to survive long enough to free themselves and the other dragon marked. Before the king rises.
SCHOOL OF BROKEN DREAMS: ACADEMY OF SOULS BOOK 3 by C R Jane and Mila Young
Raven Academy has dark secrets and Adeline Jones is going to discover them all.
Since starting at Raven Academy, I’ve seen my fair share of strangeness, things I can’t explain, things that shouldn’t exist, but this…this is a new level of terrifying.
I no longer know who I am, but one thing’s for sure. I love my guys. But my love might get us all killed.
BONES OF THE WITCH (EARTH MAGIC RISES BOOK 1) by A L Knorr
On the cusp of womanhood, Georjie longs to unlock the full force of her fae-given powers. So when she’s invited to Scotland, she’s eager to explore the Highlands’ famed fairy realm hoping to find a mentor. But instead of unearthing a teacher, she discovers a mummified body within the walls of a seventeenth-century ruin.
Teaming up with a handsome amateur historian, she uses her earth-elemental gift to overturn the secrets hidden deep in the soil. But never far from the trail of clues lurks a shadowy creature on the hunt for prey. And Georjie fears it may have found its first target when a local girl vanishes, only to be discovered in an open grave with her life slipping away…Can Georjie break the curse before ancient evil claims an innocent victim?
WELL OF MAGIC (ROSIE O’GRADY’S PARANORMAL BAR AND GRILL BOOK 4) by BR Kingsolver
When the ley lines—the orderly rivers of magical energy that circle the globe—went wild, chaos ensued. Magic hid in the shadows for hundreds of years, but then a secret order took control of one of the world’s largest religions. Their goal is to rule the world, and the first step is to control the ley lines and magic users. I didn’t escape the Illuminati just to become a slave to the Knights Magica. If they want me, they’re going to have a fight on their hands.
JERRY TAKES CHARGE: AN AISLING GRIMLOCK SHORT by Amanda M Lee
Jeremiah “Jerry” Collins has never fit in. He’s always stood out. That’s exactly how he likes it. Now, as the owner of his own business who is trying to branch out and become the go-to caterer for the rich and entitled in Southeastern Michigan, he’s got his nose to the grindstone and is focused on his job. There’s just one little problem. Aisling Grimlock, his best friend, is going through an existential crisis after a near-death experience. Her husband asks Jerry to take her with him, make sure she has fun, and keep her entertained. Jerry can’t say no, so that means his job is on the line. On top of that, Aisling is convinced the house they’re working in is haunted.
ACADEMY OF THE ELITES: FATED MAGIC by Alexis Calder
You’d think that with the magic thief gone and my magic back, things would get easier. So.Not.True. Spring semester means it’s time for the trials. And since I passed the practice trials guess who gets to take the real ones. This girl. That would be bad enough on its own but then throw in the fact that someone used time magic at the Academy. And it wasn’t me. Try telling that to my parole officer who’s breathing down my neck. The one good thing? I found out that my magic gets stronger with each mating bond I make. And things are heating up in my private classes with Matt.
THE WINTER WITCH by Karpov Kinrade and Heather Hildenbrand
In the remote village of Willowdale there lives a people haunted by an ancient curse. Once a prosperous and lush land, for thousands of years the kingdom has suffered under perpetual winter. Crops refuse to grow, poverty and hunger spread. People die. Their only chance of survival depends on trade. But the one road between the lands passes through the treacherous Ice Mountains, where the cursed and banished prince lives. The prince who holds his kingdom in an icy grip. To keep the trade path open, the prince demands a sacrifice. Once a year, a villager is chosen and must trek to the peak of the Ice Mountains to offer their life in exchange for safe passage between lands.
This year, I’m the sacrifice. There’s one big difference, however. I’m not an ordinary villager being sent to die. I’m a powerful winter witch, the first born to our village in over a thousand years, and I’ve been sent to kill. But when the banished prince saves me from imminent death, everything changes. He’s not the monster I believed him to be, and his tenderness and keen intelligence grips my heart and makes me question everything I once thought true. Now I must decide the impossible. Do I kill him to save my kingdom? Or let what is growing between us save us both, thus damning everyone I love in the process?
VS: Still time to explore all the books in this special BookFunnel! My Badari Warriors boxed set (books 1-3) is included at only $.99! The Link! Authors include Tana Stone, Miranda Martin, Pauline Baird Jones, Sky MacKinnon, Alana Khan, Lea Kirk, Starr Huntress, Carol Van Natta and more!
Just a gentle reminder of my WINTER SOLSTICE DREAM holiday fantasy novella with a Cinderella theme! The rewards waiting for Halvor, the hero, if he marries a highborn lady. (The king has candidates.) Of course heroine Nadelma is the castle’s cook…
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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.