Starting with my best wishes for your continued good health in these perilous times. We’ll get through it, one way and another…thank goodness for books to help while away the time. Good thoughts from me to you and your loved ones!
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).
PALADIN (GALACTIC GLADIATORS: HOUSE OF RONE BOOK 4) by Anna Hackett
VS note: An immediate one click for me! Love these books…
Abducted, enslaved, and constantly worried for her daughter, scientist Dr. Simone Li has had a rough few months. Now that she and her daughter, Grace, have been rescued by the fierce cyborgs of the House of Rone, she’s trying to make a life for them on the desert world of Carthago. But guilt and worry are eating at her…Toren—a once-emotionless cyborg—was injured rescuing them from the dangerous Edull aliens. Now, he’s inundated with emotions and not coping. Drawn to the wounded cyborg, Simone must find a way to help him and still protect her battered heart.
Bred to be a warlord’s personal cyborg, Toren has prided himself on being a cool, precise fighter dedicated to his house and imperator. Now his entire life has been torn apart. He’s broken, useless, and sidelined as an elite House of Rone cyborg. Every minute of every day, he struggles through a deluge of unfamiliar emotions and wants revenge…and only one woman calms the storm.
Desperate to bring down the Edull and rescue another abducted woman, Toren and Simone go undercover in the desert. Despite the dangers around them, these two tortured souls can no longer fight their intense attraction and the pull of fierce, overwhelming emotion. But Toren will soon have a choice to make: risk it all for love or go back to being the emotionless warrior he’s always been.
LINE OF FYRE (ALIEN DRAGON SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Cara Bristol
VS Note: Always great to have a new release from Cara!
You know things are bad on Earth when you’re the president’s daughter and becoming a concubine to an alien dragon shifter seems like your best option…Helena Marshfield made a big mistake. But making it right puts her life in danger. She’s forced to flee and become the concubine of the Draconian prince. She never expects to be attracted to the “dragon man,” and has no intention of making the relationship real.
Prince T’mar has no wish to consort with a human. Unfortunately, his father, the king, decrees he must accept her, his dragon mistakes her for their mate, and worse, the flame-haired female stirs his desires. Still, he intends to deposit her at the palace and fly away. But when powers on Earth draw them into the line of fire, will their unexpected, unwanted burning attraction be the one thing that can save them?
MADAS’S FALLING STAR featuring MADAS’S UNEXPECTED GIFT (LORDS OF KASSIS BOOK 5) by SE Smith
VS Note: A re-release as Susan’s Pets in Space® $ novel with a bonus novella.
Can a small reptile from another world save the Princess he has adopted? L’eon, a Chameleon Lightning Lizard, awakens to find that his planet was destroyed by an unidentified force. Trapped in an iron-ore prison hurtling through space, he is lost and alone until an unfamiliar planet’s gravitational pull draws him to its surface—and he is freed by an enchanting alien who he quickly adopts.
When a meteorite falls from the sky, Princess Madas Tralang rushes to claim the prized and potentially valuable space rock for herself. She is startled to discover an unusual creature huddled inside. Touched by the creature’s soulful eyes and unique features, she vows to protect the extraordinary reptile.
Madas is unaware that she has befriended one of the most ferocious and feared species in the known galaxies. After all, who would ever believe that something so cute could be so deadly? Perhaps, someone should have warned Madas’s unwelcome suitor about L’eon before he decided to try and claim her!
TAMING TWO WARRIORS: A KINDRED TALES PLUS LENGTH NOVEL by Evangeline Anderson
Jodi and Melli are sisters who are in grave danger. The scaly, lizard-like Varians are after both of them, which means both sisters need bodyguards.
Enter Vorn and Liosh. The two Kindred warriors are sworn to keep their charges safe, even at the cost of their own lives. But when they have to split up and live with the two sisters, things get complicated…
Jodi and Vorn drive each other crazy. Jodi can’t figure out why she finds the big Beast Kindred so annoying and Vorn has no idea what Jodi’s problem is. Will the two of them kill each other…or give in to the passion simmering just beneath the surface?
Melli and Liosh have an instant attraction. Liosh knows at once that Melli is the one for him—the female the Goddess has sent for him to Claim. But Melli has a shadowed past and she doesn’t believe she’ll ever be able to be with the tall Blood Kindred, no matter how much she loves him. Can Liosh heal her of her trauma so the two of them can bond?
The situation gets even more complicated when Jodi’s fiancé comes home and the Varians sniff her and Melli out. Now Vorn and Liosh are in a desperate race to save the women they love—will they succeed?
TORMENT (BARBARIANS OF THE SAND PLANET BOOK 3) by Tana Stone
Stowing away on the enemy ship to sabotage it may not have been Tori’s best idea, but she meant for it to be a solo mission. She never planned for a huge Dothvek warrior to come along for the less-than-pleasant ride. And why did it have to be Vrax, the arrogant barbarian who gets under her skin so much? When he gets captured and offloaded to an alien slave market, she knows she can’t leave him behind. But can she save him from the notorious slavers and get back to her crew on the sand planet?
Vrax can’t explain his need to protect the fierce bounty hunter. She certainly doesn’t welcome his help, although her protests only seem to add fuel to his fire. When he’s taken to an alien city known as the Den of Thieves, he fears he may never see her or his home ever again. Especially when he’s purchased by a madam who has very specific plans for the hunky warrior.
ROYAL ALIEN MATE (SAVAGE MARTIANS BOOK 1) by Sue Mercury
Desperate to save her parents from debtors’ prison, Esmay signs up as an alien mail order bride. She’ll travel to Mars to become a savage alien’s mate, and in exchange for her sacrifice, all her family’s debt will be forgiven. She prays she’ll find some semblance of happiness on Mars and hopes her future husband treats her with kindness. But she’s stunned to discover the muscle-bound blue alien she’s been matched with is Prince Vaath, a fearsome warrior who once led a deadly battle against Earth. How can she willingly give herself to an alien who killed so many of her people?
Prince Vaath is aware many of his followers are hesitant to mate with humans, but after losing most of their females, it’s necessary that they claim as many human females as possible in order to procreate and strengthen their numbers. He’s shocked by the possessiveness he feels when he first looks upon golden-haired Esmay, and long-buried instincts soon rise to the surface as he claims his new princess time and time again. He knows she’s afraid of him and believes him to be a savage, but he can’t get enough of the little human who incites his desires, and he is determined to one day win her heart. But dark forces are gathering, and it will take all his power to keep Esmay safe from harm.
CHAOS (XIAN WARRIORS BOOK 5) by Regine Abel
As the most unique psychic in the galaxy, Sabra is eager to join the Vanguard, the powerful army of the genetically engineered Xian Warriors. Her desire to be assigned as Chaos’s Soulcatcher takes on a whole new meaning the moment their eyes meet, forming an undeniable bond between them. But before her training is complete, her powers unexpectedly reveal an unfolding drama that threatens the stability in Coalition space, and she is thrust into a deadly game of divided loyalties.
As co-leader of the Vanguard, Chaos has devoted his life to defending the galaxy, convinced there is nothing else for him but war. Yet, the day he meets Sabra, he immediately recognizes his soulmate. Duty demands he bring the stunning and dauntless Empath on a perilous mission, but his hearts command he keep her safe. The last thing Chaos needs is to relive a nightmare from his past when his Kryptid archnemesis endeavors to destroy everything he holds dearest. Will Chaos lose his soulmate before their future has even begun?
THE ALIEN JAILER’S MATE (PRISONERS OF KARCERIKUS BOOK 1) by Roxie Ray
One minute I was on a plane with my brother, and the next I – along with every passenger – was waking up on a prison planet overseen by vicious aliens and heartless robotic guards. I need to find my brother and get us out of here, but when I encounter Tetro I find myself wanting something else.
I can’t trust the man in charge of overseeing all the terrible things happening to me, but there’s more to the alien than his brusque exterior. And soon I realize that he wants out of this place just as much as I do. I shouldn’t be falling for him, but how can I resist when his kisses break down my defenses?
We need to get out, but escape may not be so simple when we fall under the sadistic eye of the prison’s owner. Is there a way to save my brother and keep Tetro close? Or will I be forced to choose between family and the alien I’m coming to love?
STEEL ROSE (THE CARDINAL WINDS BOOKS 1) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
The commander of the East Wind Dominion is a terrifying man. He leads an army of automatons. He can control lightning itself. And now, Rose Calder is his prisoner of war.
All Rose has ever known is fighting. When the invading forces of the East Wind Dominion robs away her friends, her family, and her home, she takes to the skies to battle for her freedom. For hope. When the war comes to a sudden end at the hands of commander Viktor Lang, she is certain she is about to die. When he discovers her impossible secret, she becomes a mystery he is desperate to solve, and that may be worse. The war may be over, but now she stands to lose much, much more.
THE EDGE OF IT ALL (MOSAURAN BOOK 1) by Jessica Grayson
As a Commander in the Terran space program, I never expected to wake up from cryosleep in a cage. When I’m rescued by a fierce Mosauran dragon warrior, I am both grateful and wary. Soran is a Prince of the Empire, and his species is one of the most feared in the galaxy. But the more time we spend together, the more I find myself drawn to him in ways I don’t understand. Especially since he’s working to keep me out of the hands of the A’kai master he rescued me from. The master who believes his species survival depends upon a cure found only in Terran blood. He will stop at nothing to recapture me in the hopes that he can use me to find my home world. I have to find Terra before the A’kai do—the fate of my people hangs in the balance.
IN THE SOLACE (METAHUMAN FILES BOOK 6) by Hailey Turner
Built to carry you. Jamie Callahan is looking forward to spending the rest of his life with Kyle Brannigan. They’ve overcome impossible odds, and the only thing left to do is walk down the aisle together. Despite the happiness they’ve earned, their enemies haven’t all disappeared.
Make it to the other side. Colonel Liam Wessex is thrilled his best friend is getting married, but it’s just further proof that his own life is breaking apart. With his classified identity revealed to the public, Liam is struggling with the transition into civilian life. Becoming reacquainted with MI6 Agent Oliver Archer forces Liam to reconcile his past actions with a future that just might be the answer to all of his problems.
It’s not over, it’s just the start. Oliver thought he’d done enough to cut Liam out of his life. When their professional lives collide, he’s forced to accept the fact that Liam is no longer the spoiled prince he once knew. When terrorists target London and the unthinkable happens, Oliver and Liam learn that second chances come with a price neither can afford to pay.
THE LAST HUMAN by Zack Jordan
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note this week...
Most days, Sarya doesn’t feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy. Most days, she’s got other things on her mind. Like hiding her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the corridors of Watertower Station. Or making sure her adoptive mother doesn’t casually eviscerate one of their neighbors. Again.
And most days, she can almost accept that she’ll never know the truth—that she’ll never know why humanity was deemed too dangerous to exist. Or whether she really is—impossibly—the lone survivor of a species destroyed a millennium ago. That is, until an encounter with a bounty hunter and a miles-long kinetic projectile leaves her life and her perspective shattered.
Thrown into the universe at the helm of a stolen ship—with the dubious assistance of a rebellious spacesuit, an android death enthusiast on his sixtieth lifetime, and a ball of fluff with an IQ in the thousands—Sarya begins to uncover an impossible truth. What if humanity’s death and her own existence are simply two moves in a demented cosmic game, one played out by vast alien intellects? Stranger still, what if these mad gods are offering Sarya a seat at their table—and a second chance for humanity?
ALIEN LOVER (THE ALIEN BRIDE SERIES BOOK 3) by Luna Kingsley
Drevath dreams of glory on the battlefield. The fierce alien commander finally has his chance when the Thren prepare to attack. He’s readying his warriors on the front lines when a human woman is deposited in his camp. She’s fragile and helpless, but she’s also the prettiest creature he’s ever seen. He can’t stop how he feels, even after he learns she’s already been sold to another.
Hannah is terrified when she arrives at the warriors’ camp. It’s no place for a woman, and Drevath seems bothered by her very existence. She struggles to prove her worth and eventually sees something in his eyes besides annoyance. Admiration. And lust. The feelings are mutual, but falling in love seems pointless when you’ve already been bought and paid for. She pushes down her disappointment and prepares to do her duty. Drevath won’t give up so easily.
SCION BOOK THREE: HOUSE OF THE TWELFTH PLANET by Miriam Newman
Running for his life from a despotic ruler, Caius has left his ancestral home on the planet Thelona, arriving at Earth’s Colony Twelve in the company of his human former slave, Lela. She is no longer a slave on any earth colony, but it’s immaterial to Caius. For Lela, on the other hand, the fact that she is free is everything. To whom does she owe her loyalty—the humans like herself on Colony Twelve, or the Thelonian Lord who loves her?
PROTECTED BY THE CONVICTS (PRISON WORLD BOOK 2) by Julie K Cohen
Our Hannah saved each of us By bringing us together, By loving us. We claimed her body.
Then she claimed our hearts. We’ll do anything to protect her. Lie for her. Steal for her. Kill for her. We’re a family now. But our happiness won’t last. The rules have changed. She’s determined to protect us. Even if it means leaving us. Our Hannah doesn’t realize, We won’t let her go.
TARA’S BIG O (ANGUIS DEFENDERS BOOK 2) by Stephanie West
Ophidian rescued Tara from the catastrophe on Earth, except her alien savior was downright terrifying. The massive Anguis general had venomous fangs, razor-sharp spines on his arms and followed her like a predator lurking in the shadows. But O quickly grew on her with his kind gestures and sexy swagger. Before she can confess her feelings—everything between them changes. She should’ve known better. The Anguis mated on instinct—not for love. The insatiable need to mate Tara snuck up on Ophidian like a punch to the gut. It’s his duty to guard the tiny human female, the physician who saved half the known universe—not rut atop her like a mindless beast in heat. Desperate to prevent his hormones from taking over after witnessing how badly humans responded to the aggressive Anguis bonding, he assumes a mission that would take him light-years away. He’ll never hurt Tara, she means too much to him. It will take a trip across the universe and being repeatedly torn apart for them to finally find each other. But nothing will get between Tara and her Big O.
FEARLESS (THE SURVIVAL RACE BOOK 2) by K M Fawcett
Escaped gladiator Kedric wants revenge on the alien rulers who bred him for blood sport and genetic experiments. Nothing will prevent him from leading an attack on his enemy, not even the irritating–yet arousing–spiritual healer hell bent on stopping him.
Myia holds the power to heal Kedric’s lust for war…if she can control her emotions long enough to soul jump him. But how can the shaman-in-training find inner peace when the stubborn warlord refuses her touch and ignites her temper? When Myia embraces Kedric’s darkest secrets, their destinies unite in a fight to save their loved ones. But victory will demand they surrender more than their hearts.
SINTH SEEKER (SINTH STRAIN BOOK 1) by Pearl Tate
Teresa – I just managed to break up with the loser I should have dumped ages ago, so I already know I’m not the best at saying no or ending things. But it’s time for me to plan for my future.As the Housing Coordinator on base, I’m sent to settle in new arrivals. During a routine walk through, I run into a man who’s easily the best looking I’ve ever seen. With dark hair and light piercing eyes, he catches me off-guard when he continues to relentlessly pursue me—despite my denial of interest in him. I’m ready to think about life after the military, so I want someone who can be around for the long haul. Definitely not another workaholic, and I know he will be reassigned and gone at any moment. For all I know–probably back to a wife and kids! I can’t let my heart get involved.
Payak – When your friends are all you have, every one counts. So, when one of my squad disappears, I make sure I’m first in line to follow up on the planet where he was last seen. Mavin’s like a brother to me, and after his last punishment by the Sinth Sovereignty, he needs to know we all care—so he doesn’t disappear forever. What I don’t expect to find, is an Earth female so alluring, it appears she can see right into my dimension. She can see me! Unfortunately, we’re called in for testing and notified that the Wen virus has appeared on Earth. Now, we’ve been split up and assigned to help find the source while trying to stop the disease from spreading across the globe. It’s more important than ever to find out if humans could be mating compatible, since phasing into our dimension means there’s a chance for the human species if we fail to stop the contagion. Will Teresa let me close enough to test our compatibility? What will it mean for the future of Earth if I fail?
DOMINIC’S STAR (G-FORCE FEDERATION BOOK 2) by Michael Mandrake
Dominic has always dreamed of being a ranked officer. After not accomplishing his ambition, Dominic sets out to prove he’s worthy of promoting. Achieving his goal is the redemption he needs to rid himself of the negative stigma tied to his last name.
Renard is a cranky bastard. Renard’s choices were never his own, making him live up to that name. If he wasn’t born into G-Force, he wouldn’t risk his life for other creatures. Unfortunately for him, Renard’s happiness has always come second to the family’s legacy.
When Dominic’s stupidity lands him in hot water, it’s Renard’s duty to get him to safety. That’s if he doesn’t kill the jerk before delivering him to his planet. But the bear shifter’s allure draws Renard in, making him damn near irresistible. Renard must choose between to stay in his father’s good graces or a possible future with Dominic. Will time run out before they get the chance to mate? Luck is not on their side.
FADING SHADOWS: AN ENDING WORLD NOVELLA by Lindsey Pogue
Ross and Kat have butted heads since the day they first met—he’s gruff, grumpy, and always glaring at her; and she’s sarcastic, sassy, and exasperates the hell out of him. But a lot can change in three years, and with a thriving settlement in Whitehorse, Ross and Kat have had to put their differences aside in order to protect their close-knit community. In fact, they’ve come to need one another more than they realize, until now.
Crazed survivors and Ability-hungry madmen aren’t the only repercussions of the Virus, and when a new, unforeseen danger threatens the townspeople, Kat must embrace her unharnessed Ability she’s been trying for years to avoid, and just as Ross realizes his feelings for his smart-mouthed partner, it might be too late. Together, Ross and Kat will be tested, and in the grips of fear, they must fight to save those they love and themselves . . . with a few dozen grumbles and eye rolls along the way.
RETURNING (EARTH’S ONLY HOPE BOOK 3) by Joynell Schultz
The people of Earth thought we wouldn’t survive. Why else would they only send their criminals with a ship full of aliens? We proved them wrong. All we have to do is cross the galaxy and return home before Earth freezes to death in less than three months. Easy, right? The unknowns of the universe, like meteor showers, wormholes, and space pirates, are nothing compared to what we face on our own ship. With our own people.
Our salvation has never been so close…yet so far away. Will we make it back to Earth in time to save not only those we love, but the entire human race?
ALIEN SLEEPING BEAUTY (TRILYN ALIEN FAIRY TALES BOOK 6) by Zara Zenia
Heroic and wise Prince Jinurak longs to find his mate, yet his reserved nature has prevented him from taking any real steps to secure his future. After watching his twin brother Lortnam marry, he’s convinced himself to meet the woman he’s been flirting with online.
Romantic Ariana has longed for true love, pouring her heart and desire to find her white knight into her poetry. When her online flirtation with the alien prince moves to the next step, she leaps at the invitation to come visit him, intent on determining whether he is the one she’s been waiting for.
But someone is intent on destroying the connection between the two young potential loves kidnaps Ariana, placing her under suspended animation and securing her away in a complex fortress. When Jinurak starts receiving cryptic poems from Ariana, begging for his help and leaving clues for him to follow, he sets off, intent on rescuing her and solidifying their future. Will the forces intent on destroying the Trilyn succeed in keeping Ariana secreted away from her one true love, or will Prince Jinurak be able to rescue his sleeping beauty against all odds?
BEYOND THE DOOR by Various
VS Note: Not romance but I do love anthologies! Fun to sample lots of authors…
Come, join this amazing group of authors as you travel with them from this dimension to another and finding out what truly is Beyond The Door.
Life changing, world changing these authors have taken the theme and made it their own. From Eliza March “Escape to Dragon Mountain”, Brian McCord “The Traveler”, Layla J. Omorose “Seraphim’s Lament”, T. Elizabeth Guthrie “Bounty Hunter”, Jennifer Field “Asher, Part One”, Kimber Hellmers “Myth of Veins”, M. R. Leenysman “Into Another World”, Stephanie Angelea Brand “Deadly Enemies”, Alia Johnson “The Witch’s Door”, Roxanna Rose ” Ethereal Lights” and Angel Nyx “Irresistible Magnolias: A NOLA Shifters Short Story”.
Each story making you want to read more from all of them. Join them as they take you on a journey finding out what is Beyond The Door.
QUEEN OF TWILIGHT (DAUUR MATES BOOK 1) by Octavia Kore
Abducted from Earth and dropped on an alien planet, Inoxia finds herself the accidental guardian of a six year old girl. As a single woman in her thirties whose only worries are the plants in her greenhouse this is a monumental challenge. The two of them aren’t alone for long when two hulking, neon aliens with quills on their heads and color changing eyes happen upon them.
As a Darkborn Dauur, Aquilian has spent his life being seen as a curse by his people. The fact that he is also a twin doesn’t help matters at all. With the deck stacked against him, he spends most of his time in the forest where there are no judgemental eyes. While on the hunt for a rare medicinal bloom, Aquilian finds himself trapped within a dome with some of the ugliest creatures he has ever met. Even worse is the fact that one of them happens to be his mate.
Although Ettrian is a Lightborn Dauur, he hasn’t always lived an easy life. Growing up as a twin in a society that believes them to be unlucky, the male has had his share of stares and gossip. When he is abducted from the forest and taken to an alien lab to be tested on, Ettrian is told to do something unthinkable. After being reunited with his twin, the male is shocked to find that Aquilian has located their mate. The only problem? She is the most hideous creature he has ever laid eyes on.
With everything around them coming undone, can this unconventional family pull together to create their own happily ever after?
CAGED SLAYER (REAPER’S PET BOOK 4) by Athena Storm and Zora Black
His brutality is shocking. But his love is overwhelming. He is a force of nature…(more blurb on ebook sellers page…)
THE SINNER (THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES BOOK 18) by J R Ward
Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes another hit job, he not only crosses the path of the vampire race’s new enemy, but also that of a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Jo Early has no idea what her true nature is, and when a mysterious man appears out of the darkness, she is torn between their erotic connection and the sense that something is very wrong.
Fate anointed Butch O’Neal as the Dhestroyer, the fulfiller of the prophecy that foresees the end of the Omega. As the war with the Lessening Society comes to a head, Butch gets an unexpected ally in Syn. But can he trust the male—or is the warrior with the bad past a deadly complication? With time running out, Jo gets swept up in the fighting and must join with Syn and the Brotherhood against true evil. In the end, will love true prevail…or was the prophecy wrong all along?
THE DRAGON’S NEED (TAHOE DRAGON MATES BOOK 2) by Jessie Donovan
Tired of overprotective dragon-shifters, Gabriela Santos decides she wants to lose her virginity to a human male via the Tahoe area dragon lottery. After years of trying, she’s finally selected as one of the participants. Of the hundreds of humans who want to be with her, it’s the male staring at the ceiling who catches her eye. And after a bit of honesty and insight into why he’s there, she picks him. However, soon one kiss changes her future forever.
Only to try and forget his cheating ex-wife does Ryan Ford agree to enter the dragon lottery. He has no expectations of the dragonwoman walking the aisles to pick him. However, when his mind wanders and he becomes lost in thought, the dragon lady calls him out on it. Her straightforward manner and wit is refreshing. Add in the instant spark between them, and Ryan agrees to sleep with her to try to give her a baby. But then one kiss brings out her inner dragon, and Ryan quickly learns that he’s her true mate and has to accept a frenzy or try running away.
As the pair come to terms with their fate, they soon start falling for one another. But when someone targets Ryan, will he survive and find a way for them to be together? Or will he have to leave both Gabriela and his unborn child to stay alive?
FURY UNLEASHED (FORGOTTEN BROTHERHOOD BOOK 1) by N J Walters
Maccus Fury, a fallen angel, is trying hard to keep his sanity. Seems being an assassin might be catching up with him. Now, Heaven, or Hell, has sent a beautiful assassin to kill him. Lovely. She’s pretending to seduce him, and he’s okay with that. She’s smart and snarky—but she has no idea what she’s walked into. And he’s more than peeved that they only sent one person. They’re going to need an army if they want him dead.
Morrigan Quill is one of Hell’s bounty hunters. She sold her soul to keep her sister safe, and now she’s working off her contract by catching bad guys and dragging them back to hell. When Lucifer makes her a new offer––that’s definitely too good to be true—she can’t say no. All she has to do is kill a powerful and crazy-hot fallen angel, who will totally kick her ass in battle. Good thing he won’t see what’s coming next.
PANDA AND THE KITTY (FURRY UNITED COALITION BOOK 8) by Eve Langlais
The FUC gang is back in a brand new adventure. What sort of mom injects her son with a dangerous serum? The kind that has no problem abandoning her family to become a supervillain determined to take over the world. As if Jakob doesn’t have enough problems dealing with his mother, he goes from being a TKO kanga to a roly-poly panda. Which isn’t as cute as it sounds. His new body doesn’t work the same as his old one. He’s a stranger in his own fur. How is he supposed to kick some butt if he can’t even throw a good punch? He needs help, and the only person he can trust to help him is his ex-girlfriend, Maisy. He never forgot her, and seeing her again only fans the flames of his passion. But she’s not ready to forgive. Or forget. Totally understandable because he can’t promise he won’t run off and do something stupid. He is, after all, a Jones boy, and Dumbass is their middle name. Can a mixed-up man make a proud kitty love him again?
THIRD TIME’S A CHARM: A PARANORMAL WOMAN’S FICTION ROMANCE NOVEL (ORDER OF MAGIC BOOK 2) by Michelle M Pillow
Vivien Stone lost the love of her life over twenty years ago. Now that she’s in her forties with a string of meaningless relationships under her belt, she can’t help but pine for what might have been. It doesn’t help that she’s somewhat psychic and can pretty much predict where a relationship is heading before it even starts. When she and her best friends find a hidden book of séances, Vivien believes it’s the perfect opportunity to talk to her lost love. But things don’t go as planned and what was meant to be a romantic reunion takes a turn for the bizarre. Maybe some things (and people) are better left buried in the past, and what she really needs has been standing in front of her all along.
UNBROKEN VOWS (PROJECT DEMONS HUNTERS BOOK 6) by Christine Pope
Rosemary McGuire thought the past was dead. Unfortunately, she’s dead wrong…because it’s standing on her doorstep, very much alive. But this time, Caleb Lockwood’s target isn’t the hidden hard drive with the footage that proves demons are real. His target is Rosemary. When Will Gordon comes home to find Rosemary gone, he trusts his instincts and reaches out to a network of friends forged in the fires of too many demon battles. Soon he, Michael, Audrey, and Glynis are casting supernatural nets far and wide in a desperate search. And Will is torn between hurling ungodly curses at who — or what — took the love of his life, and falling to his knees to pray for her safe return. The truth isn’t just a nightmare — it’s a night terror. And Rosemary faces the terrible choice of surrendering everything she is to an unspeakable evil…or losing everyone she loves.
THE CITY WE BECAME: A NOVEL (THE GREAT CITIES TRILOGY BOOK 1) by N K Jemison
VS Note: Not romance but a release of note this week…
In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn’t remember who he is, where he’s from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power.
In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it’s as if the paint is literally calling to her.
In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels.
And they’re not the only ones. Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She’s got six.
VAMPIRE BOUND (BOOK 1) by R A Steffan
Become a bartender at The Vixen’s Den, they said. The owner isn’t really a vampire, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. And suddenly I’m neck deep in a world I’ve never really believed in, no matter what my crazy Great Aunt Mabel used to say. Seriously, I have more than enough drama in my life already, without adding an irresistibly mesmerizing nightclub owner to the mix. My boss—a man with a penchant for trouble and the echo of tragedy lurking behind his dark gaze.
My new coworkers appear to be universally insane. My deadbeat ex is in trouble with a capital “T,” and if history is any indication, he’ll do his best to drag my son and me right along with him. In other news, I’m also being hounded by creditors who seem to think you can make money appear in someone’s bank account by threatening them over the phone. (Though to be fair, if that approach worked, I’d be all for it. Spoiler alert—it doesn’t.)
To top it all off, while my back was turned, I’ve somehow become a chess piece in a cold war between supernatural factions. Just because magic supposedly runs in my family doesn’t mean I know the first thing about Fae or demons or vampires or any of this craziness. But it looks like I’m gonna have to learn. Because now they’re coming after the thing I hold most dear — my son. And I’ll do anything to get him back.
LION IN WAITING: TALES OF THE WERE (GRIZZLY COVE BOOK 15 by Bianca D’Arc
Matilda escaped into the wild to lick her wounds and heal as best she can from captivity and torture at the hands of people who hunt shifters and imprison them. She is a lioness, but her natural confidence has been shaken by the experience. What she needs is a second chance to live, to heal, and to find her lioness’s roar once more. Georgio is a bear of a man who has seen and done things in foreign lands that have changed him forever. It takes a lot to harm a shifter of his strength, but being blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device just about did the job. He is looking for his lost sense of purpose, and something drives him to keep looking for the lost lioness when everyone else gives up. When these two heart-wounded shifters finally meet, it’s just possible they will find their second chances start with each other. But the hunters are still hunting Matilda and they’re going after her only human friend to try to recapture her. Surprises, secrets, and reclusive billionaires notwithstanding, the bear and the lioness will have to come to terms with their sizzling attraction, and bruised hearts, if they’re going to forge a new future together.
RADICAL CHANGES: WOLF SHIFTERS BOOK 2 by Severine Wolfe
Tom had spent a lifetime letting everyone around him down… Or so he thought.
Tom Levinson had spent the past ten years of his life constantly being told he was a failure and would never measure up and was a complete disappointment to Shifters everywhere because his lack of control could expose them to human scrutiny. When he boarded the plane to Russia he knew he would not be coming back in the passenger cabin. No, he’d be classified as cargo by that point. He had less than no hope.
Yana Sidorova had spent a few years trying to get over the death of her parents by drowning herself in work and academic rigor. She had a theory and wanted to follow it, being driven ever Eastward in her search for an ancient Wolf Cult. Instead she runs into a charming American who sweeps her off her feet. He’s the perfect man. Tom is not just a man and he knows immediately that Yana is his mate. However, the course of true love never runs smoothly and they are both betrayed and the danger comes from a source that neither of them expected.
EMERALD ROSE (CELESTIALS BOOK 2) by Emma Hamm
A beast attacked me. A beast called the Dread. But the attacker spared my life. He offered to train me to fight. As a princess, I’d always been locked away in a tower. I was never allowed to be a warrior. My training begins underneath my own kingdom. A place where the Dread live. I remind him of his human life. I’m the only one who can save his real identity. But first we’ve got something bigger to handle. A war between our people. How are we going to stop it?
ROMAN (DEMON RISING BOOK 1) by Hurri Cosmo
I belong to a Demon Lord. His name is Roman. He’s tall, strong, has long dark hair, a deep sexy voice and, let me tell you, absolutely f-ing gorgeous. Yep. I even wear his ring. Third finger, left hand. Except – its’s not a wedding band. Far from it, actually. It simply means I’m his submissive. Well – it doesn’t really mean that either, although I wish it did.
No. The ring’s function is only to give me “sight”. Being human, once I had it on, I could suddenly see Roman’s stupid lost legions; very nasty scary things that would as soon kill me as look at me. And because I wear the ring, guess what? It’s now my job to recapture all those creatures for him. Yay me, right? At least I get to be close to Roman… sometimes. But, to tell you the truth, I was tricked into putting this damn ring on…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
TRIALS OF RAVENWELL (FOUR KINGS ACADEMY BOOK 2) by Taylor Spratt
The tournament is underway and Aria is in for more than she bargained for. It’s punishment time at Ravenwell Academy and the four kings are training Aria to be Queen. It doesn’t matter that only two kings can win the tournament and claim her. All four refuse to back down. They’ll try to bend her, break her, and bring her to her knees. They’ll demand her complete submission, body and soul. If only preparing for her ‘royal duties’ was all Aria had to worry about. Galima is out for blood, sending deadly assassins determined to lop Aria’s head off. Chancellor Biggsbys got an evil agenda that threatens to turn the entire academy upside down. And Cas is missing, her life in mortal danger. Will Aria succumb to the Four King’s wicked punishments and surrender to their will? Can she survive the deadly assassins? Can she save her only friend, Cas and discover the Chancellor’s evil plot before it’s too late?
PHANTOM MOON (LOTTE FREUNDENBERGER BOOK 4) by Gaja J Kos
Lotte barely settled into her new life as an ICRA agent when an executive order sends her on a mission to Berlin—the latest location of a vamp serial killer no one seems to be able to catch. As if the murders involving torn throats and ancient dark magic aren’t troublesome enough on their own, Lotte learns the person responsible is someone she knows. Someone she never believed could go dark. The evidence laid before her is irrefutable. Only it doesn’t make hunting a loved one any easier. Can Lotte go through with her job? Or will her bias allow a killer to walk free?
HIS BLAZING PASSION (REAL MEN OF WILDRIDGE BOOK 2) by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix
As the best damn bounty hunter in the country, Allon Wyvern always gets the bad guy. Unless the second-best bounty hunter beats him to it—which she does far too often for his taste. Even though they’ve never met, their rivalry is legendary in the shifter world. So far it’s been friendly… until her interference allows the criminal to escape.
As the best damn fugitive recovery agent in the world, Chelle Calidi knows there’s more at stake with this case than one of the largest bounties she’s ever seen. The snake shifter she’s been chasing is one seriously evil dude, so when that arrogant dragon from Wildridge Security is about to screw up everything, she’s forced to step in. After an intensely angry and mind-blowingly passionate first meeting, Allon and Chelle are forced to work together to capture their prey. Can they keep their hands off each other long enough to catch him? Or will temptation override good sense and see them both dead?
VOICES AND VISIONS (THE TOUCHED SERIES BOOK 1) by Lashell Collins
A psychic so powerful his abilities come at a cost. A woman so special she alone has the power to touch him. Detective Isaac Taylor is a broken man. Isolated by his strange abilities and what others perceive as weird behavior, he keeps his head down and excels at his job. But he hears the whispers of his colleagues and family members, and he feels like a freak among them. Then one wrong number phone call changes everything.
Sidney Fairchild is no stranger to danger. She’s a woman on the run, in hiding and existing below the radar. Despite her efforts to stay invisible, she witnesses a crime she knows could get her killed. Then she answers a wrong number phone call that changes her life. Bound by their undeniable connection, Isaac and Sidney forge a bond stronger than anything either has ever known. But will his psychic abilities save her or lead to their mutual destruction?
A BROKEN QUEEN (THE NINE REALMS BOOK 3) by Sarah Kozloff
Barely surviving her ordeal in Oromondo and scarred by its Fire Spirit, Cerulia is taken to a recovery house in Wyeland to heal from the trauma. In a ward with others who are all bound to serve each other, she discovers that not all scars are visible, and dying can be done with grace and acceptance. While she would like to stay in this place of healing, will she ever be able to the peace she has found to re-take the throne?
THE GLASS HOTEL: A NOVEL by Emily St John Mandel
VS Note: She’s the author of Station Eleven…a release of note.
Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis is running an international Ponzi scheme, moving imaginary sums of money through clients’ accounts. When the financial empire collapses, it obliterates countless fortunes and devastates lives. Vincent, who had been posing as Jonathan’s wife, walks away into the night. Years later, a victim of the fraud is hired to investigate a strange occurrence: a woman has seemingly vanished from the deck of a container ship between ports of call.
In this captivating story of crisis and survival, Emily St. John Mandel takes readers through often hidden landscapes: campgrounds for the near-homeless, underground electronica clubs, the business of international shipping, service in luxury hotels, and life in a federal prison. Rife with unexpected beauty, The Glass Hotel is a captivating portrait of greed and guilt, love and delusion, ghosts and unintended consequences, and the infinite ways we search for meaning in our lives.
THE RETURN by Rachel Harrison
VS Note: Not romance, listed in horror, a release of note…
Julie is missing, and no one believes she will ever return—except Elise. Elise knows Julie better than anyone, and feels it in her bones that her best friend is out there and that one day Julie will come back. She’s right. Two years to the day that Julie went missing, she reappears with no memory of where she’s been or what happened to her.
Along with Molly and Mae, their two close friends from college, the women decide to reunite at a remote inn. But the second Elise sees Julie, she knows something is wrong—she’s emaciated, with sallow skin and odd appetites. And as the weekend unfurls, it becomes impossible to deny that the Julie who vanished two years ago is not the same Julie who came back. But then who—or what—is she?
A SHADE OF VAMPIRE 87: A SHADE OF MYSTERY by Bella Forrest
The Spirit Bender is destroyed forever, vanished into nothingness by Death herself, never to return again. But Thayen, now a grown man, has discovered a peculiar ability thanks to the soul shard still lodged in his heart. When a mysterious and shocking event occurs on the island, Thayen wonders if he is somehow responsible… but that doesn’t explain the strange, shimmering gash that was spotted in the redwood forest. Or the fact that the Reapers confirmed absolutely no death magic is at play. A new mystery lurks beneath the surface.
LEGEND AMONG DRAGONS (DRAGON DOJO BROTHERHOOD BOOK 8) by Olivia Ash
The end game is here. Come hell or high water, I will win. War is coming—one I didn’t start, but I can damn sure finish. As I gather my allies and put the final touches on my massive dragon army, there is one last thing I want. The lords orb is within reach, and I need its power. The men I love stand with me in this fight, but we’re facing ancient gods and savage dragon Bosses who destroy everything in their path. The fabled orb can imbue my men with my power and protect them as we march into battle. But even then, it’s a gamble, because we’re up against forces we’ve never seen before. My nemesis makes a pact with the dragon gods—and the dead awaken. As Kinsley Vaer uses innocent humans as bait, I swoop in to save them from her clutches. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
THE HIDDEN (A TOVENAAR NOVEL BOOK 1) by Augustina Van Hoven
They’ll risk everything for each other…Lily Montgomery is finding refuge from her vicious divorce and constant self-loathing by writing about the monsters who inhabit her dreams. But then, when she’s rescued by a vampire, she discovers that her monsters are real. Not only that, she’s being pursued by shapeshifters who fear she’ll reveal their secret to humans. Her rescuer is the only constant in her now chaotic world. And, to Lily’s surprise, she fears more for her heart than she does for her life when she’s around him.
Valerian DuCharme is an unusual vampire. Although he’s an enforcer for one of the houses of The Hidden, he’s welcomed by the principled everywhere for his charisma, his caring, and his powers. Valerian lost his true love when he was turned, and his heart has been encased in ice for hundreds of years. Until he meets Lily. And he warms to her charms. But his job is to keep keep Lily safe. Can he do that and love her, as well?
CRIES FROM THE LOST ISLAND by Kathleen O’Neal Gear
VS note: Not a romance…
Set against the glory and tragedy of ancient Roman Egypt, this novel brings to bring to life the greatest love story of all time. Sixteen-year-old Hal Stevens is a budding historical scholar from a small town in Colorado. A virtual outcast at high school, he has only two friends: Roberto the Biker Witch and Cleo Mallawi. Cleo claims to be the reincarnation of Queen Cleopatra. She also believes she’s being stalked by an ancient Egyptian demon, Ammut, the Devourer of the Dead.
But when Hal and Roberto find Cleo murdered in the forest near her home, it appears she may have been telling the truth. Her last request sends them journeying to Egypt with famed archaeologist Dr. James Moriarity, where it quickly becomes clear that Cleo has set them on the search of a lifetime: the search for the lost graves of Marc Antony and Cleopatra. But they are not alone in their search. Cleo’s murderers are watching their every move. And not all of them are human.
AGENT BREAKER: FEDERAL PARANORMAL UNIT (OTHERWORLD AGENTS BOOK 2) by Godiva Glenn
IT STARTED AS A NORMAL DAY AT WORK…Breaker Barrileaux is a honey badger shifter who uses his tenacity and zero-f**ks attitude to excel at his job as a Federal Paranormal Unit agent. When a missing persons case lands on his desk, and the first suspect is pulled in, he has no reason to believe it’s more than what it seems. SOMEONE IS AFTER HER…Victoria Amsel is a practitioner of shadow magic—not to be confused with the dark forces. But that distinction doesn’t matter when the normally positive and carefree woman finds herself in an interrogation room with the world’s most cantankerous—but fiercely attractive—FPU agent. She’s suddenly a wanted woman, both by the law and by Breaker. MAGIC AND MAYHEM ARE IN THE AIR… What started as a simple case becomes a puzzling murder, and Breaker has to protect Victoria from an unknown villain with mysterious and vile intent. Evidence is pointing at her as the criminal, but he knows better. Victoria is his mate, and he refuses to accept her as guilty. What will he have to do to prove her innocence and take down the actual killer?
THE PRINCE’S CONSORT (CHRONICLES OF TOURNAI BOOK 1) by Antonia Aquilante
Legends tell of large cats defending the principality of Tournai, but such creatures are only myth. Or are they? Prince Philip inherited the throne of Tournai at a young age, and since then, his life has centered around ruling his country and resisting those pressuring him to do as they want both in matters of governance and those more personal. He’s become isolated and lonely. Amory is the second son of a wealthy merchant who has never approved of anything about him or had any use for him. Until now.
When kind-hearted Amory is offered to the prince in exchange for more time for Amory’s merchant father to complete a commission, both Philip and Amory are horrified. But Philip agrees to keep Amory at the palace, where they gradually become friends, then lovers. For the first time in his life, Philip is free to share not only his heart, but the magical shape-shifting ability that runs in the royal bloodline—something the royal family has kept secret from all but those closest to them for generations. Neither Amory nor Philip imagined falling in love, and they certainly don’t expect what those who oppose their relationship will do to keep them apart—maybe even resorting to murder.
POISON LOVE by Various
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HOW TO SURVIVE AN UNDEAD HONEYMOON (THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO NECROMANCY BOOK 8) by Hailey Edwards
Nothing says romance like spending a long weekend at a haunted inn famed for sending its guests to the ER with scratches, bites, and fractures. Or so Linus thinks when he books a trip for Grier and himself to Oliphant House. As far as honeymoons go, the choice is nontraditional, but then, so is his bride.
Haunted history is one of Grier’s great loves, and she’s thrilled to discover Linus has given her a mystery to solve. Forget walks on moonlit beaches and sipping fruity drinks, Grier would much rather unravel the curse that’s plagued the Oliphant family for generations than pick sand from between her toes. The resident spooks, however, aren’t happy with the newlyweds sticking their noses where they don’t belong. Between the missing persons, the dead bodies, and the secrets lurking in the basement, Linus and Grier start to wonder if they’ll survive their honeymoon.
PINK IS THE NEW BLACK (A WITCH’S COVE MYSTERY BOOK 1) by Vella Day
Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall–the Good Witch of the South–and I want to welcome you to Witch’s Cove, Florida, a delightful beach town where witches and humans reside in peace and harmony. Sounds perfect, right? Yeah, that’s what it says on the billboard, but here’s the real scoop.
My aunt, who runs the Tiki Hut Grill where I work, sees ghosts–or rather sees one of them–namely her dead husband. My mom, a funeral director, is addicted to all things that have to do with The Wizard of Oz. She even has a terrier named Toto. And then there’s my familiar, Iggy, who is a very disgruntled pink iguana who fancies himself a detective.
As for me, I’m a problem solver. My flaws are that I’m way too nosy for my own good, and I rarely say the right thing at the right time. This week’s exciting news? Our not-so-beloved law enforcement officer was murdered, and my best friend’s brother was accused of the crime. I have to help find the real killer, right? How could I not? Stop in to Witch’s Cove and grab a meal at the Tiki Hut Grill. You just might see me and my familiar in action.
THICKER THAN WATER by Becca Seymour
Outcast operative in the Supernatural Investigation & Crime Bureau (SICB) Callen Blackheath finds himself doing what he does best: defying orders and giving his boss a headache in the thick of an operation he shouldn’t be in. And there’s no way he’s walking away, not when the investigation has become deadly personal.
Needing to protect the only family member he has left, this wolf shifter will do whatever it takes to stop the blood farms and destroy the dangerous drugs the vampires will kill for. But he doesn’t expect Liam “Thatch” Thatcher, the head of a special task force team, to receive a bite that pulls him into the centre of Callen’s world. Bonded by memories and blood, together they navigate the operation that has wider reaches than they could ever imagine. And when it comes to matters of the heart, Callen knows in order to win, he needs to risk it all.
DRAGON’S SURROGATE MATCHMATE (DRAGON’S MATCHMATE AGENCY BOOK 1) by Maia Starr
I signed up for the Hybrid Baby Hearts service. A surrogate mother would give me what I wanted. No complications. No expectations. Little did I know that I’d be paired with my fated mate. Lily Bradford is carrying my baby. An innocent woman in trouble. A gorgeous angel I craved. Falling in love with my surrogate was a bad idea. But I had to protect Lily from her stalker. Her ex-boyfriend needed to back off. And when he didn’t, that’s when all hell broke loose. The enemy was a wolf shifter and had her hostage. The fire within me intensified. The love that I had for her grew. I knew I had to save her.
To make her mine and make my family complete.
CONSTANT (THE VALESPIAN PACT BOOK 3) by Lexi Ander
VS Note: Author states series must be read in order.
Can a Warlord and a Prince find love when the galaxy is on the brink of war? Chief Warlord Sohm’lan has a job he loves protecting the family who claims him as one of their own. He has known the loss of a mate and believed he would walk alone for the rest of his life… that is until Prince Mestor demanded more from him than duty. Unable to fathom why Mestor would want a widowed older warrior, Sohm’lan maintains his distance believing Mestor will eventually choose an amor closer in age and experience, even though the thought causes him more pain than it should.
Prince Mestor is tired of pretending and his patience is eroding. He needs Sohm’lan to see past their respective ranks and duties to who Mestor is underneath it all. Worried Sohm’lan will be lost to him if he pushes too hard, Mestor and Sohm’lan are caught in a dance of denied desires and tangled obligations.
Warlord Sohm’lan and Prince Mestor struggle to find a way to their heart’s desire against the backdrop of galactic conspiracies, the dangerous mission escorting the Fal’Amoric royals, and discoveries within the Vondorian family that threaten to tear apart everything they hold dear. The two of them stand together to fight the coming battle whatever the consequences.
OF FLAME AND FURY (WIERD GIRLS FLAME BOOK 3) by Cecy Robson
Taran Wird, the loudmouth mistress of flame and lightning, didn’t want to attend the formal gathering of the supernatural elite. She did so only to help unite the supreme beings in attendance in one common goal: protecting Taran’s sister, Celia.
Celia is pregnant with alpha werewolf Aric Connor’s child, the same child prophesized to save the world from uprising evil. Evil wants this child dead before he is born and, more importantly, before he can grow strong enough to stop it.
Taran and her werewolf lover, Gemini, put plans in place to protect Celia. Master Vampire Misha Aleksandr and his clan also swear their allegiance to Celia and vow to keep her from harm. The witches even cast protection spells around the manor to curse anyone with malintent who enters. Nothing was supposed to go wrong, except everything did.
Creatures that shouldn’t exist stalk the grounds and invade the premises, and every curse meant to shield the guests turns against them. No one counted on the powerful being who arrived uninvited. But he’s here, manipulating the magic enclosing the estate to work in his favor. As body counts rise and allies become enemies, chances are Celia won’t survive the night. But evil never counted on how hard Taran Wird would fight, even at the expense of her life.
RESTING WITCH FACE (NOT YOUR BASIC WITCH BOOK 2) by A J Macey and Jarica James
Aris Calisto is no longer the newest student at Aether Academy but after her creepy headmaster finds out about her relationship with a professor, she’s finding her seemingly new home is quickly becoming hellsticks. To make matters worse, when someone leaks Aris’s new powers, her and her guys are faced with a Council inquiry.
Despite what should be an easy ‘potion to brew’, Aris quickly discovers that not all is as it seems in the capital of Akasha and soon enough, she and her men dealing with a cauldron full of problems-fighting a not-so-friendly familiar face, having to go on the run, growing pains in their relationships, portal hopping to places they’ve only read about. With her capricious coven behind her, can Aris use her i’magic’nation to figure out what to do? Or will she find out that you need to be careful what you witch for?
UNICORN OF GLASS (FAE SHIFTER KNIGHTS BOOK 2) by Zoe Chant
Christmas magic…in July? Heather’s life is not entirely normal. She dresses as a holiday elf for one job and a medieval peasant for the other. She has an Italian Greyhound that fits in her purse. But now there’s a beautiful, buck-naked man standing in her apartment explaining that he’s a unicorn who was trapped in a glass Christmas ornament. And things are just about to get a whole lot weirder.
Rez, fae unicorn knight and defender of the broken crown, isn’t sure how he got to this magic-starved world or why the beauty who freed him from his glass prison has cast an enchantment on him. He only knows he has to find his shieldmates and return to his fight with the darkness before he loses himself to her charms (and those of her tiny hound) forever. Dark forces from his fallen world are tracking them down. But Rez has much harder tasks at hand: battling a rogue vacuum cleaner, braving buses and BigMart, defending a hound’s honor at a Ren Faire…and facing dinner with Heather’s mother.
Heather and Rez will have to work together with old allies and new to find answers, discover the key to his magic, and unlock the power of his unicorn heart…before his enemies find a way to stop them forever.
THE KNIGHT AND THE NECROMANCER: BOOK ONE: THE CAPITAL by A H Lee
Prince Roland comes home from the war to bury his father and see his sister on the throne. He sneaks out to his favorite tavern for nostalgia’s sake. It’s the place where he kissed a man for the first time, the place where he used to carouse with the lover he buried on a battlefield. Roland expects to enjoy some anonymity and perhaps flirt with a few strangers for old time’s sake. He does not expect to find a fascinating scholar from out of town—a lonely young man with beautiful eyes and an obvious longing to be touched, buried beneath a prickly demeanor. The man clearly has his secrets, but so does Roland, and their unexpected chemistry makes him feel alive for the first time in months. Roland exerts all his knightly charm and is rewarded by the promise of a second date. He figures he’ll need something to look forward to tomorrow, since he must spend the day in council with his family’s sworn enemy—a necromancer whom his sister has rashly invited to consult about the war.
Sairis is a necromancer with a price on his head. He knows that he will have to bargain for his life tomorrow. He’s never been this far from his tower. He’s good with magic, not people. He’s frightened, although he doesn’t want to admit it…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
CHAOS (DARK SCIONS BOOK 2) by Anna Carven
VS Note: I love her Dark Planet Warriors scifi romance series but I am waiting until all 3 books of this series are out before I start reading, as she herself suggests, because I loathe cliffhangers.
He stole me away from certain death. First, it was for his own selfish purposes. But then it became something more. He’s ruthless and powerful, and I don’t even really know what he is. But he saved my people, and with every passing day, I’m falling deeper and deeper under his spell. I don’t fear death anymore. I’ve already seen his face.
ALPHA REVEALED (ALPHA COUNCIL CHRONICLES BOOK 5) by Brenda Sparks
Natasha Peterhoff is the luckiest vampire in the world. Having pined over the sexy, but aloof Vladimir Starikovich for centuries, her feelings are reciprocated when the pair are drawn to each other the night of her brother’s wedding. Unfortunately, the stark light of day dawns, and the couple parts ways. Back in Siberia, Vlad is overcome by doubts. Not only will Natasha’s brother kill him, but his own past is reason enough to keep her away. He vows to do everything in his power to keep her safe, even it if means never seeing her again. With so many reasons to stay apart, will the ties that bind be strong enough to pull them together?
THE DEVIL TO PAY: A BEAUTIFUL CREATURES NOVEL by Michele Hauf
The promise his parents made will haunt him forever…After the devil Himself claims Ivan Drake’s soul, the vampire phoenix has no choice but to enforce the Dark Prince’s wicked rule. But when the devil sends him to claim the Book of All Spells, the last thing Ivan expects is to square off with its gorgeous protector, the witch Dez Merevech—or to be attracted to her. To retrieve the book might end the escalating war between the witches and the vampires, but to take it from Dez will ensure her death. With the fate of the paranormal world hanging in the balance, Ivan must choose wisely—and quickly.
THE DANCE by Kim Fielding
VS Note: A re-release? I enjoy her writing…
After several deaths and near-deaths, chemist and introvert Bram Tillman wishes the last year would unhappen. Then a beautiful man shows up at his door, warning him that more danger lies ahead. Daniel Royer promises to use vodou ceremonies to help Bram discover what’s trying to kill him. But while Bram feels a growing attraction to Daniel, vodou spirits change Bram in unexpected ways.
CONTROLLED CHAOS (THE OTHER BENNETTS BOOK 1) by Kate Allenton
Clara Bennett – Doing the right thing means I have to die. My secret precognitive abilities warned me so. There is no changing my fate, no matter how hard I try.
When I take a gunshot wound to the chest, my final resting place will be a shallow grave.
If only I knew who will pull the trigger. My lifetime of running won’t help me now.
It’s too late for that.
There is no walking away from this moment or from the man I was destined to love for the rest of my life, no matter how little time I may have left.
Porter Anderson – I needed the help of the one woman who is avoiding me at all cost.
This is just my luck. This is personal, and long-overdue where answers are on the line.
Getting her to agree is going to be impossible, especially when we met and I discovered that she sees only her impending demise in my eyes. I’m going to have to get creative in convincing her to help solve my case and, more importantly, figuring out how to keep her alive.
ROCKIN’ AROUND THE DRAGON TREE: MACALLEN CLAN (DRAGON GUARD BOOK 43) by Julia Mills
The holidays are long gone, but Dragons Love Forever! Something is always roasting on an open fire, bells damn sure still jingling somewhere if momma has anything to say about it, and snow falling in the desert…WAIT! WHAT? Yep! That’s right. Snow is falling in the desert. The cacti have icicles, the bobcats are frostbitten, and the coyotes have started a bonfire. If the temperatures don’t start rising soon, the deer are threatening to get more than a little horny. One kiss, that was all it took. Now, a whole year later plus three months into a new year and this poor Guardsman’s sportin’ a broken nose, a missing Mate, and snowdrifts instead of tumbleweeds blowing in the breeze. Ho! Ho! Ho! What’s a Dragon to do?
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