New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday June 19

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

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MAESTRA RISING: PROJECT ENTERPRISE BOOK 8 by Pauline Baird Jones

VS Note: I love this series and had this book pre-ordered forever. Can’t wait to read it!

Nivi awakes from cryosleep plagued by guilt. The scientific genius had hoped her people would avoid war if she went into cold sleep, but she learns her sacrifice was in vain. And now a vicious enemy approaches a stranded Earth spaceship. Desperate to reactivate the technology she needs for the rescue, Nivi enlists the help of an attractive robot with a human consciousness and wisdom beyond his years…

Moose survived slavery but never forgot the feeling of worthlessness it forced upon him. After living in the body of a robot for years, he sees an opportunity to help the brilliant Nivi if he becomes human once again. In a new body with new dangers, he worries that the genius scientist will never see him as more than the robot he once was.

Outnumbered by a relentless foe, Nivi and Moose attempt to put their desires on hold to ensure humanity’s survival.

With time running out, can they defeat the enemy and enjoy a future filled with love?

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hell squad domDOM (HELL SQUAD BOOK 18)by Anna Hackett

VS note: Always a good day when there’s a new Hell Squad story! One clicked…

Squad Three berserker Dom Santora has an ugly past he can’t forget. Born and raised in the darkness, he spent his life before the alien invasion as a Mafia enforcer. He’s found some meaning fighting against the aliens with his fellow berserkers, but he knows his soul is too stained to ever find redemption. And there is no way he’ll ever deserve the quiet beauty of a woman like Arden Carlisle.

When the raptors invaded, Arden lost her husband and children in the first horrible, bloody wave of the attack. Since that terrible night, she’s survived, but she hasn’t been living. Hollowed out by her grief, she’s found a way to keep going as the comms officer for Squad Nine. But lately, color has started to seep back into her world, and the person she sees most clearly is the dark, handsome, and lethal Dom.

Dom and Arden are two damaged souls who find each other in the darkness. But the Gizzida are putting the final pieces of their endgame into place. The aliens want the Earth and to wipe out the human survivors once and for all. As Dom, Arden, and the berserkers work to find a deadly alien bomb, they uncover the true horror of the aliens’ plans. To have any chance at love, life, and survival, Dom and Arden will have to fight harder than ever before.

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loving kitLOVING KIT by L M Brown

VS note: A re-release

Logan McRae never expected to see two aliens when he woke from cryogenic sleep. He has lost his ship and his people and he questions whether he has lost his mind. As he gets to know Halor and Kit he realises he might just lose his heart as well.

Logan expected to wake on the spacecraft Mercury, ready to pilot the ship down to New Earth. Instead he comes out of cryogenic stasis to find he is on another ship with two alien beings, neither of whom can understand anything he says. Unfortunately, they are all the help he has if he wants to find his people and resume his journey.

Kit doesn’t know what sort of creature he has accidentally purchased, but it is definitely male and isn’t so very different from him and his lover, Halor. The language barrier might be a problem, but Kit knows the language of love doesn’t always need words.

Prince Halor of the Hawk Clan has always been reluctant to expand his nest beyond himself and Kit, but it is obvious from the start that his feline lover is attracted to their unexpected guest. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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hitched to the alien generalHITCHED TO THE ALIEN GENERAL (WARRIORS OF THE LATHAR BOOK 8) by Mina Carter

VS Note: I’ve been waiting for this one!

Her perfect man is a big, scarred alien war hero. Pity he only see’s her as a warrior, not a woman…Kenna Reynolds loves life in the Imperial Court. The latharian culture fascinates her, and she values the friendships she’s made amongst the sentinel women, most bonded to Latharian males, and a few with babies on the way. She wants that, but the male she wants—Xaandril, the emperor’s champion—barely seems to notice her as a woman. As a warrior yes, but she’s begun to lose all hope that he’ll ever see her as a woman…

She was his the moment he saw her. But how can he claim her when he’s less than half a warrior? After losing his family years ago Xaandril, the emperor’s champion, never thought he’d find love again. When the first humans are discovered to be compatible, Xaan decides to leave finding a mate among them to younger males. But one of the humans, Kenna, won’t give up on him, not even when he’s grievously inured in battle.

It takes seeing her dancing with another warrior to get his ass into gear, but before he can claim her unusual readings in a far flung terran system have them heading on on a mission for the Emperor himself.

What they find is a disturbing debris field, a colony with more secrets than members and a hidden enemy. Can Xaan beat them all to save the woman he loves, or will he lose everything, including his heart, once again?

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this is how you lose the time warTHIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. 

Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.

Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That’s how war works. Right?

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beths stableBETH’S STABLE (STOLEN BY AN ALIEN BOOK 6) by Amanda Milo

They say that in space, no one can hear you…
(Yeah, you know what I’m quoting.)
But there are lots of places you can still scream and be heard. Especially if you suddenly find yourself on a ship traveling through space.
I’ve been abducted by aliens and auctioned to an alien pirate.
My epic love of movies sort of comes in handy, what with all the sci-fi suddenly in my face. Therefore, I don’t completely lose my mind when my new owner takes me to his ship where I learn I’m under the control of not one, but *five* space pirates.
(…And it’s not scary at all when I only meet four of them, and everyone warns me away from the mystery fifth alien.)
Luckily, they’re not deterred by the fact that I’ve come to them carrying a passenger.
I’m pregnant.
Last I saw my ex, he was hell-bent on giving me another beating I wouldn’t forget. But with my new ‘owners,’ I’m safe for the first time in a long time–and so is my little girl. Not that everything is all raindrops on roses, and innocent kittens: they’re pirates. They’ve got a real addiction to plundering, and a passion for purloining.
I’m pretty fond of the former, but when it comes to the thieving, I’m afraid they’re going to take more than my body.
…Piece by piece, all five of my pirates are stealing my *heart.*

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roarks babyROARK’S BABY (COMPATIBLES BOOK 3) by Hannah Davenport

VS Note: It seems to me you might need to read Roark’s Bondmate first. I haven’t read either of these.

It was supposed to be a normal day, just two girlfriends going out to shop for baby clothes. Instead it became some wacko adventure, we’re being chased by some creepy guy named Ardak who just so happens to want to kill us…. And now I’ve gone into labor far away from medical and projected it to Roark…as if I don’t have enough to worry about, wondering what the first Human/Ulayian baby is going to look like and whether or not I can handle giving birth…Will Roark get here in time? Can he manage the pain? Can I actually do this? Why does everything have to be so damn complicated?

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anthrielANTHRIEL (CANOSIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by C R Corbin

Cassandra – He certainly didn’t make a good first impression.
Who was he? An arrogant, aggressive, and muscle-bound Kanosian warrior that’s dead set on claiming me as his mate.
Now I have no choice but to be alone with him after we’re trapped inside the caverns of Medama, caverns that are beginning to make some pretty strange and harrowing noises.
And as we’re finding our way out i’m a bit ashamed to say that i’m beginning to come around on the idea of him…claiming me.

Anthriel – She would be my mate, it was only a matter of time …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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seedSEED: A DARK SCIFI OMEGAVERSE ROMANCE by Penelope Woods

We are the last survivors of a damned mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. I am a fertility doctor with one task: keep the species from going extinct. We are just six months away from our destination. What could go wrong? One by one, the lights burn out. Our engines die. The entire space shuttle sways from a breach. There is an intruder, and he wants me. I’m left quivering in his arms, broken and entirely his. He demands I be his mate for life. He tells me I am an… omega. In space, no one can hear you scream. No one – except him.

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kraseKRASE (EARTH STRANDED BOOK 1) by Aurelia Skye and Kit Tunstall

Olivia Devlin leads a quiet life with her dog. She spends her time searching the stars for alien life until the night it crashes on Earth. She goes looking for the aliens and finds Krase, the sexy captain of a Coalition transport ship. Meeting him is exciting but finding out what his ship was transporting—some of the galaxies’ most dangerous prisoners—is terrifying. They’ve escaped, and everyone is in danger.

She helps Krase, and they’re drawn to each other. Coalition rules make their union forbidden, but they have far bigger issues to face with the ship incapacitated and long-range communications disabled due to a saboteur. Division Nine, the clandestine group for which her father used to work, is onto them as well. Agent Gray Hamilton is relentless, but he’s nothing compared to the most brutal escaped convict, Naspar, who must be recaptured before he leaves a trail of carnage in his wake.

Krase and his team are hunting the alien convicts, but will they find them in time? If he and Olivia both survive, can they find a way to be together?

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acerACER (THE CYBORG CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Kelsey Nicole Price

Marley – Cyborgs were my life but there was only one that had captured my heart.
No one saw his worth.
No one but me.
A cruel twist of fate ripped him away and stole years of my life.
Locked in a cell, I could only see him in my dreams.
Then he found me and my dreams became reality.
Forever by his side was now within my grasp.
Acer is the cyborg of my dreams. He just needs to believe it.

Acer – I’m an abomination.
An unfinished prototype who hated everyone except for her.
My processors refused to stop searching for her until the day I found her and carried her home.
My fabricated heart shouldn’t long for forever. My incomplete frame shouldn’t want to hold her and never let go.
Still there is no denying my desire to belong to her.
But I am hiding secrets and I know it’s only a matter of time before they tear us apart.
I should walk away but I can’t give up the only person who looks at me like I’m whole.
I desperately want to be the cyborg of her dreams but what if I am destined to be the cyborg of her nightmares?

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empress of foreverEMPRESS OF FOREVER: A NOVEL by Max Gladstone

VS note: Scifi not a romance but a release of note…

A wildly successful innovator to rival Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, Vivian Liao is prone to radical thinking, quick decision-making, and reckless action. On the eve of her greatest achievement, she tries to outrun people who are trying to steal her success.

In the chilly darkness of a Boston server farm, Viv sets her ultimate plan into motion. A terrifying instant later, Vivian Liao is catapulted through space and time to a far future where she confronts a destiny stranger and more deadly than she could ever imagine.

The end of time is ruled by an ancient, powerful Empress who blesses or blasts entire planets with a single thought. Rebellion is literally impossible to consider–until Vivian Liao arrives. Trapped between the Pride—a ravening horde of sentient machines—and a fanatical sect of warrior monks who call themselves the Mirrorfaith, Viv must rally a strange group of allies to confront the Empress and find a way back to the world and life she left behind.

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raven storm shadowRAVEN, STORM AND SHADOW: A TOUCH OF TRUTH BOOK 3 by Nita Round

The state funeral of Princess Olivia at Port Ruth marks the end of the Mistress of the night. Yet, as Lucinda, Magda and Ascara attend this grand ceremony, a storm of secrets and lies emerge from the shadows, and threaten to destroy them all.Even when they make their way home, peace and safety are still not theirs. Malice and betrayal, hidden and out of sight, finds them. The shadows reach out and engulf them in a storm of darkness and pain. For the trinity of Raven, Fire and Ice, there can be only one way forward, but at what price?

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rogue aliens legacyROGUE ALIEN’S LEGACY (ALIEN OUTLAWS BOOK 4) by Kate Rudolph

Secrets revealed and a crew in danger…With two little words, all of Xandr’s lies and omissions come crashing down and leave his entire crew wondering whether they can ever trust him again. Andie’s faith is shaken and she wonders if the alien captain in her bed is the man she thought he was or if she has been cozying up to a stranger.

But she’ll need to put those doubts aside if the crew of the Seventh is going to get out of its biggest mess next. Xandr’s past has come back to haunt them all, and if they don’t find a way to work together, they’ll all end up rotting in an Oscavian prison… or worse.

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blue streakBLUE STREAK: DRAGONS OF TARAKONA (MAGIC NEW MEXICO BOOK 46) by DB Sieders, Foreward by SE Smith

In this race, love is the ultimate prize.

Tatiana Blue is a fast-flying water dragonshifter of impeccable breeding and high social standing with a wizard to match. She’s the perfect contender for the race that will win her a spot on the elite Blue Guard. Until, that is, another blue dragon enters the competition, a handsome bad boy from the slums of Valiant City. But these rivals will have to become allies when they land in hostile territory…on another planet.

Ranvie Blue appears to be a carefree rogue, member of a wizard-run dragon gang that dominates the human warrens. But looks can be deceiving. When the race catapults him and his alluring rival out of their dimension and to Earth, the two blue dragons must team up to save themselves and the enchanted town of Magic, New Mexico, from a magical anti-immigrant group that seeks to destroy enchanted creatures from other worlds or dimensions.

Can an uptown lady dragon find common ground and passion with a dragon from the streets, or will their differences lead them and the citizens of Magic down the path of destruction?

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team alphaPLANET SEEKERS: TEAM ALPHA by Tonya Cannariato

Escaping Earth is only step one.
Dr. Marina Spitzer, botanist extraordinaire, is on a mission to save humanity—which is faltering on the edge of extinction after the nuclear fallout of WWIII decimated half of the Earth.
If she can work with the small team of space explorers searching for a new home for the survivors, she’ll have helped ensure her nieces and nephews are able to have a future.
Geologist Dr. Leonardo Federici is no less ambitious, even if his chosen field makes Rina suspect he has rocks rolling through his head. Especially once he makes it clear that he’s attracted to her—physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
But the team only has three days on TaoRuti 3 to determine whether to recommend the planet for colonization. There’s no time for emotional distractions as planetary instabilities catch everyone off-guard, with fatal results.
If they can survive this mission, Rina might have a future with Leo, but first they have to weather a planet that’s fighting dirty.

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time changeTIME CHANGE: A TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE NOVEL by Elyse Douglas

Rita Randall, a celebrated film noir actress in 1948, leaves LA after a fatal confrontation. Clint West is a best-selling author in 2019, struggling to move on after the death of his wife. Rita and Clint travel to Long Island, New York and occupy the same beach house—seventy-one years apart.
When Rita appears in the background of Clint’s recent cell phone photos, he’s mystified. When Clint appears in Rita’s photos, she’s troubled and confused.

Clint investigates and learns about secret time travel experiments that were conducted in the area during the 1940s. Clint meets Oscar, a 95-year-old physicist, who had worked for the military in the 1940s and who had time traveled himself, using time portals.

During a thunderstorm, Rita wanders the beach. When she sees a rolling blue, misty wave charging toward her, she pivots and darts away. But there is no escape and she is swallowed, tossed and propelled forward into the future—to 2019.
Rita and Clint meet face-to-face, and their lives are changed forever.

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everlyFOR EVERLY: A XENO SAPIENS NOVEL (GENETICALLY ALTERED HUMANS BOOK 8) by Rena Marks

Every woman around the world wants one thing: To love and to be loved.
In futuristic Earth, it’s never okay to be singled out and given favors. In futuristic Earth, we blend. Nothing stands out and everything’s the same.
Until a giant, sexy, green-skinned Xeno Sapien begins showering you with gifts and attention.
In a perfect world, it’d be romance. Young, budding love. And sex. Lots and lots of exploratory sex.
On Earth-Ground, it’s a death sentence. Especially for a hidden felon like Everly.

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made viola graceMADe (TEAM EIGHT: ORIGINS BOOK 1) by Viola Grace

VS Note: Author says “no romance but lots of fun…”

Venda was having a nice lunch with a friend when her life took a wrong turn. She and her friend were held hostage, and when the payoff didn’t arrive in time, she put herself between her friend and harm. Dying wasn’t pleasant, but waking up in a mainframe took some getting used to.

Venda uses her connection to the data stream to learn how she died and who was responsible. Once that little task was accomplished, she set out to gain revenge on the ones who had killed her in such a vile and public manner.

Her little revenge adventures gain attention, and soon, there are members of the cluster hero teams standing in front of her mainframe, asking if she would like a pardon in exchange for a little light espionage. How can she resist?
She can have a body again if she joins Team Eight.

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sol majesticTHE SOL MAJESTIC by Ferrett Steinmetz

VS Note: Scifi not a romance but a release of note from last week; sounds fun.

Kenna, an aspirational teen guru, wanders destitute across the stars as he tries to achieve his parents’ ambition to advise the celestial elite.

Everything changes when Kenna wins a free dinner at The Sol Majestic, the galaxy’s most renowned restaurant, giving him access to the cosmos’s one-percent. His dream is jeopardized, however, when he learns his highly-publicized “free meal” risks putting The Sol Majestic into financial ruin. Kenna and a motley gang of newfound friends—including a teleporting celebrity chef, a trust-fund adrenaline junkie, an inept apprentice, and a brilliant mistress of disguise—must concoct an extravagant scheme to save everything they cherish. In doing so, Kenna may sacrifice his ideals—or learn even greater lessons about wisdom, friendship, and love.

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tempting tabithaTEMPTING TABITHA (MAGIC NEW MEXICO #48/ZOLON WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Tianna Xander, Foreward by SE Smith

She was purrfectly content until he came into her life.
Tabitha Campbell has lived most of her life as a cat. For the last few years, she’s been posing as her long-lost sister’s pet. She is perfectly content being her sister’s protector and avoiding having to deal with the headaches of being a human. Life was going well until he showed up and ruined everything.
He was having the time of his life, tomcatting around until she came into his life.
Deno Brewerigeron, formerly of the faraway planet Zolon, has always been the happy-go-lucky twin. He was certain he would always be a raider since he loves women—all kinds of women—he refused to think about settling down with just one and evolving into a shapeshifting warrior until he met her.
Tabitha is at her wit’s end. Her identity has been revealed, and she has a sexy alien shapeshifter from outer space who is trying to convince her that being normal is highly overrated. What’s a girl to do when life suddenly no longer makes sense?

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girl in redTHE GIRL IN RED by Christina Henry

VS Note: Apparently no romance but you know me and post apocalyptic stories!

It’s not safe for anyone  alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn’t look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago.

There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there’s something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined.

Red doesn’t like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods.

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touch of the dragonTHE TOUCH OF THE DRAGON (MAGIC NEW MEXICO/MAGICAL SHIFTERS BOOK 4) by  ML Guida, Foreward by SE Smith

Sunshine was only born five years ago. Her boundless power aged her almost overnight to a beautiful young woman. Only she can control the time travel amulet that will lead her to save three dragon eggs that possess the powers of the Fates.

But her enemy is pursuing her.

Rhain is a Bravian dragon and bent on stealing the amulet for his father. But his father’s growing obsession is wearing down on him. He wants to escape, but being flung through time isn’t what he expected.Can the enemies to lovers open their hearts or will their past tear them apart?

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eve of manEVE OF MAN by Giovanna Fletcher and Tom Fletcher

VS Note: Not a romance. I was intrigued by the plot and the ‘look inside’ feature. I put it on my TBR list…a release of note.

On the first day, no one really noticed. All those babies wrapped in blue blankets–not a pink one in sight. On the third day, people were scared–a statistic-defying abundance of blue. Not just entire hospitals, not only entire countries, but the entire world. Boys. Only boys.

Until Eve. The only girl born in fifty years. The savior of mankind. Kept protected, towering above a ruined world under a glass dome of safety until she is ready to renew the human race.

But when the time comes to find a suitor, Eve and Bram–a young man whose job is to prepare Eve for this moment–begin to question the plan they’ve known all along. Eve doesn’t only want safety, and she doesn’t only want protection. She wants the truth. She wants freedom.

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frostbound throne 3FROSTBOUND THRONE: SONG OF HEAVEN AND ICE (COURT OF SIN BOOK 3) by May Sage

Devi holds the power of all elements in her grasp. Vale can manipulate the minds of those who oppose him.
They won’t be enough.
The bastard son of the last overking has moved to take the throne ruling over the entire Isle, and no army, no power can hope to win against his forces.
They have but one option: claim the frostbound throne.

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war michelleWAR (HOUSE OF WAR BOOK 8) by Michelle West

VS note: I haven’t read this series but wow, this book sounds good. No idea if there’s any romance.

When the Sleepers wake.
Once, that phrase meant: never. The Sleepers were a myth, part of a story told to children. But in truth, the Sleepers, ancient princes in the court of the Winter Queen, were imprisoned in slumber by the gods themselves—in the cold, dark ruins of the ancient city that lies buried beneath the capitol of the Empire. And that prison is fraying, at last.

They are waking.
The gods no longer walk the world. There is no power that can stand against the princes when they wake—and the city that has been Jewel’s home for her entire life will be destroyed when the Sleepers walk. There is only one person to whom they owe allegiance, only one chance to halt them before they destroy everything in their ancient rage.

But that person is the Winter Queen; she is not, and has never been mortal. Jewel carries the last of the surviving saplings that might usher in a new Summer age—but all of the roads that lead to the court of the Queen are closed.

Jewel ATerafin has faced the Oracle’s test. She has control of the prophetic powers that she once considered a curse and a burden. She will find her way to the Winter Queen, and she will ask—or beg—the Winter Queen to intervene to save her kind, her House, and everything she loves.

But she is mortal, and time has never been her friend. The demons are waiting to bar her way, bringing battle to the hidden ancient paths on which she must travel. To win, she must face the true meaning of the Oracle’s test, and risk sanity and life to make the choice that has always lurked at the heart of the firstborn’s test.

And even then, it might be too late.

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her warrior alice wildeHER WARRIOR (THE ROYAL SHIFTERS BOOK 4) by Alice Wilde

VS Note: Author states books 1-3 need to be read first.

t seems as though the whole world is turning against me…Now that Ero is gone and Roan is barely able to look me in the eye, my heart is broken. I would have jumped ship long ago if it weren’t for Li.

Upon arriving in China, I soon realize that this kingdom may prove to be the most daunting of challenges yet. Suspicion and stares seem to follow us wherever we go, and we are sure to be noticed…and not just by those who wish to help. With my life and honor at stake, I don’t know how I’m going to convince one of the greatest kingdoms on earth to join us, but this is my last chance.

Can I persuade the Emperor to help us or will he see Li as a threat to the throne?
Li. My violet-eyed leopard. My soul comforter. My Warrior.

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edaneEDANE (IMMORTAL HIGHLANDER, CLAN MAG RAITH BOOK 3) by Hazel Hunter

From the moment that Edane mag Raith rescues Nellie from a pursuing Sluath, he is smitten. But while he’s certain that she is the woman from his dreams, she doesn’t seem so sure.

Nellie Quinn doesn’t mind spending time with the handsome highlander, but that goes for his entire clan. Shamelessly, she flirts with them all, even as she plots her escape. Her instincts say to run fast and far, and that’s exactly what she intends to do.

While the clan contends with her, and the Sluath hunt her, the mysterious occupant of the castle watches her. When he realizes her unique gift is a lethal threat, he decides to be lethal in return.

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time after timeTIME AFTER TIME: A NOVEL by Lisa Grunwald

On a clear December morning in 1937, at the famous gold clock in Grand Central Terminal, Joe Reynolds, a hardworking railroad man from Queens, meets a vibrant young woman who seems mysteriously out of place. Nora Lansing is a Manhattan socialite whose flapper clothing, pearl earrings, and talk of the Roaring Twenties don’t seem to match the bleak mood of Depression-era New York. Captivated by Nora from her first electric touch, Joe despairs when he tries to walk her home and she disappears. Finding her again—and again—will become the focus of his love and his life.

Nora, a fiercely independent aspiring artist, is shocked to find she’s somehow been trapped, her presence in the terminal governed by rules she cannot fathom. It isn’t until she meets Joe that she begins to understand the effect that time is having on her, and the possible connections to the workings of Grand Central and the solar phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, when the sun rises or sets between the city’s skyscrapers, aligned perfectly with the streets below.

As thousands of visitors pass under the famous celestial blue ceiling each day, Joe and Nora create a life unlike any they could have imagined. With infinite love in a finite space, they take full advantage of the “Terminal City” within a city, dining at the Oyster Bar, visiting the Whispering Gallery, and making a home at the Biltmore Hotel. But when the construction of another landmark threatens their future, Nora and Joe are forced to test the limits of freedom and love.

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carrie and defiant dragonsCARRIE AND THE DEFIANT DRAGONS (DARK FATED MATES BOOK 2) by Ava Mason

Tallon is offering me something I could never take for myself. I hated him for loving Carrie, almost as much as I hated myself. And yet, she was a temptation even I couldn’t resist. I would f*ck her and then betray her, only in the way that I do best.

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parallel oroarkPARALLEL (THE PARALLEL DUET BOOK 1) by Elizabeth O’Roark

Quinn Stewart has been seeing Nick Reilly in dreams her entire life, but it’s only on the cusp of her wedding that she discovers he is real…and has been dreaming about her too. Slowly they begin to recall their past, and a love unlike anything they’ve ever known—but it is Quinn alone who remembers the tragic end.
What is clear: Quinn and Nick share an attraction they can’t deny, one that has destroyed them before, and will destroy them again.
And this time there will be no second chances.

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summer solsticeSUMMER SOLSTICE by Various

Fill yourself with the heat of summer with these paranormal and fantasy reads.
From shifters to goddesses, vampires to aliens, there’s something for everyone within these pages. Look no further for sizzling romances and thrilling adventures that are bound to leave you desperate for a cool down.

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riptideRIPTIDE (KISMET COVE BOOK 1) by Susan Hayes

VS note: A re-release

A letter from her dead mother sends Jessica Martin across the country to the wilds of the west coast in search of answers. Instead, she finds two gorgeous men who want her in their lives, and in their bed.
Rory Frazier’s birthright is to lead a secret colony of mythical shifters known as selkies, but only if he and his blood brother, Evan Sinclair, can find their mate.
Fate brought them together, but uncovering the colony’s dark past might just tear them apart.

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path of secretsPATH OF SECRETS: A REIMAGINING OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (THE ANDARI CHRONICLES BOOK 6) by Kenley Davidson

Batrice Reyard has everything she’s ever wanted—a fabulous job, an understanding mentor, and the freedom to be herself. Or so she thought…

Suddenly, she’s being sent off to visit her ailing grandmother for the sake of keeping up appearances. Her grandmother is the last person she wishes to visit, especially with a collection of strange companions in tow. But she does love an adventure, so she sets off into the woods determined to find some excitement.

She never bargained on the excitement finding her. Mysterious accidents, thefts, and disappearances dog their path, until Batrice is certain they are being stalked by a criminal with a sinister agenda.

But what will she find at the end of their road? The satisfaction of catching a thief? Or the sting of betrayal when she learns their pursuer’s identity?

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lion on the jobLION ON THE JOB (PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY BOOK 21) by Milly Taiden

Remy Leandros is busting his fur to make the Lakeside Pride stronger than ever. It’s as easy as one, two, three. Or so he thought. He’s afraid if something doesn’t change soon, their numbers may decrease. What he doesn’t count on is his mate coming to his rescue. Wait. Mate? He doesn’t want a sexy, sensual, smart mate staying in his guest room. Much less saving his ass.

Genevieve Monroe’s stage play stars lion shifters. What better way to learn about these big felines than from real shifters? With help from Gerri Wilder, she and her crew are staying a couple weeks with the pride. And Gen herself is about to get up close and real personal with the big, sexy alpha of the pride. An alpha so hot, she wants to strip naked and purr like a cat in heat.

As a producer, Gen’s used to drama, but the performance playing out in the pride is beyond her expertise, especially when she’s personally threatened. Remy tries to protect his mate, but she’s determined to do what she wants, how she wants. But when she goes missing, it’s up to Remy to find her before the curtain closes.

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skydanceSKYDANCE (THE ELEMENTAL DRAGONS BOOK 2) by Katherine Rhodes

The sky is a vast, lonely place. Maximillian Czerkanowicz knows. As Pine Valley’s air dragon, he’s flown alone for years. Over a century old, he’s the self-appointed guardian of the University’s prized telescope. Several doctorates and dozens of friends keep Max happy, even if he is alone.

The dreamworld is frightening, lawless place. Amy Hogan helps to keep the peace. Keeping her abilities, and her association with the Sectorum Esse, quiet, she rushed to Pine Valley to help find her missing friend. She didn’t realize she would find a part of herself she couldn’t live without.

Amy is everything Max needs, but she isn’t ready. Immortality is frightening and Amy needs time, but something is wrong in Pine Valley. The magical residents are losing their powers, and no one can figure out why. With Amy and the Sectorum Esse’s help, the answer is in their grasp, but time may not be on their side.

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two of swordsTWO OF SWORDS (MOIRA CHASE BOOK 2) by Colleen Vanderlinden

All she wanted was a quiet life. A bakery, a new life focusing on nothing more exciting than kitchen magic. Moira paid her dues during her time as a supernatural bounty hunter in Detroit. She’s retired and more than ready to leave the chaos of her past behind.

With her bakery, wonderful friends, and the beginning of the kind of love she’s only thought was possible in dreams, it feels like her life is finally starting to come together.

That is, until an old contact from her bounty hunting days insists on her help with a case that’s right up her alley. And until the man she loves finds himself in the middle of a turf war he never asked for.
Moira has a choice to make, and the lives of those she loves most hangs in the balance.

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alpha bossALPHA BOSS by Zoe Ray

Samantha Davis was only looking for a job, but she ended up finding much more. The moment she stepped into the lobby at ASC she knew she belonged there, and the moment Preston Jacobs stepped into her life she knew she’d never be the same. His massive frame towers over her. His presence is intimidating, and he is the sexiest man she’s ever seen. He exudes power, and Samantha can’t explain the raw animalistic attraction she feels. Sam is determined to push thoughts of the boss out of her mind, but the connection is too powerful.

Preston Jacobs is a hard-headed wolf shifter, and as CEO of ASC and leader of his pack, he hasn’t had time to worry about people’s feelings. Everything changed when he met Samantha. He knew she was his mate the moment he laid eyes on her in the elevator of his building. His thoughts become consumed with taking his mate and marking her, and he’s going to pull out all the stops to make her trust him and show her that she is his forever.

When members of the pack become rebellious and trouble arises Preston must face a new challenge. Can he convince Samantha to accept her fate as his mate and help him lead the pack? Or will uncertain danger cause her to run away with her tail tucked between her legs?

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wisdoms allegianceWISDOM’S ALLEGIANCE (THE SHIFTER CHRONICLES BOOK 13) by M D Grimm

When socially awkward Dexter Fortis rescues an elf owl blown off course by a storm, he has no idea the bird is a shifter named Orion. Or that his life is about to change.

Orion falls in love with the kind custodian, but he must convince his long-term partner, Talon, that Dexter is just who they’ve been searching for to establish a permanent ménage. Even if they can gently break down Dexter’s walls, they’ll have to contend with a dangerous cult rising in the shifter community and a hidden enemy determined to keep Dexter from them.

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portentsPORTENTS by Ruth Redd

VS note: From May

Moya is a young Alpha on the verge of Manifesting, but all he can think about is the beautiful boy he grew up with, the Omega he desires above all else.
Aeryn is Moya’s best friend, but both of them crave the day when they are old enough to take their relationship further, when their love may go beyond the precious gift of a heated kiss.
Moya must experience his first Rut, a traditional ceremony he dreads with all his heart because he wants Aeryn to be the one. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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surviving the shadowsSURVIVING THE SHADOWS (THE BEARER OF TRUTH BOOK 2) by Miranda Turner

Gabriel has been gone longer than predicted, and Evander is growing increasingly worried each day that passes without his return. Confounded by their leaders’ lack of answers, Evander and the team begin to fear the worst.

In the midst of fruitlessly searching Miami for clues to the Daemon Abaddon’s whereabouts, Evander begins to have disturbingly vivid dreams. With a little help from a newly returned and empty-handed Michael and Barabbas, Evander discovers Gabriel has been calling out for help across their nascent bond, and they set off to rescue Gabriel from the depths of the Underworld.

Gabriel is old friends with torture, and his captors haven’t been gentle. Despite growing weaker every day, Gabriel resolves to survive long enough for rescue, or to die fighting, until a Dark Seer begins to dredge up the terror of Gabriel’s horrific childhood, threatening to destroy his mind and soul. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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vampire brides to have and to holdVAMPIRE BRIDES: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD by Yvonne Robertson

Sierra Adams is still reeling from the death of her beloved Grandmother Rachel, six months earlier. Rachel, a vibrant, loving woman, had raised her since she was a baby. Now Sierra was left completely alone and drowning in medical bills and her job as a waitress at the local diner isn’t making a dent in them.

She has been taking huge comfort in the form of her gorgeous dream lover, who comes to her every night when she is asleep and invades her mind, body and soul. She is shocked but when she finds out he is actually very real and he is a two hundred-year-old vampire. Sierra is inexplicably drawn to him.

Luca Van Buren Hendrik and Violette’s eldest son and the heir to the House of Van Buren. He has some magical ability, learned from his mother, a centuries old witch, turned vampire and his father, the undisputed ruler of their House. Luca knows Sierra is his mate, his soul bonded, he just has to convince her. He also helps her to uncover the truth about herself and the wonderful gifts that have been hidden, dormant inside her, her entire life.

He also has to protect her from their enemies who would not want to see her join their supernatural world and will stop at nothing to prevent it.

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shadow spell academy cullingSHADOWSPELL ACADEMY: THE CULLING TRIALS BOOK 3 by K F Breene and Shannon Mayer

The last of the Culling Trials is here. I foolishly thought I’d survived the worst.
My team is falling to pieces around me and my heart is shattered for the losses I’ve endured. But I can’t stop when I’m so close to the end. There are too many people depending on me.
I foolishly thought there wasn’t much more I could lose…until the nature of my bloodline comes to light.
I’m not what I thought I was. Not what anyone thought I was.
But to tell people the truth would be to kill us all.
To fail the trials will mean death, but to succeed might damn me for life.

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wands have more funWANDS HAVE MORE FUN (WIDOW’S BAY BOOK 4) by Rebecca Regnier

After a judge for the inaugural Miss (Or Mister) Vernal Equinox Pageant is found murdered, town reporter, Marzie Nowak, is pressed into service to judge the event. It’s the last place she wants to be, not only is the murder unsolved, but there’s also a vampire with a dad bod trying to suck the life out of patrons of the local microbrewery. Marzie’s magic plate is spilling over. It seems Marzie and the Widow’s Bay Witches have to figure out how to use wands, fast, if they want to protect their town from evil.

Then there’s the ancient undead but still handsome as sin billionaire with a crush on her. Dating a supernatural being at her age? What would she even wear for that? Marzie just wants to do her job and report the news of Widow’s Bay. And now there’s trouble on that front too, Marzie’s getting scooped on every story she covers. With a blizzard bearing down on the town, an unsolved murder, and wand making 101, Marzie just might melt down. Thank goodness her cat Agnes and her sister witches in the coven are there to pick up the pieces!

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her secret baby bearHER SECRET BABY BEAR (BURNING FALLS SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by Cynthia Wilde

Jenny Hayes is no stranger to the school of hard knocks. So when a one night stand with a hottie from Burning Falls leaves her expecting, she knows she can only rely on herself. Would a successful, dependable…and rich man like him ever believe her pregnancy was just an accident? Fat chance. With the odds of another rejection high, it seems better to just run now. And the more she learns about Burning Falls, the more that seems like a good idea, despite the inexplicable magnetic pull she feels for the mysterious damaged ex-soldier, Derek…

Derek Patterson has always felt like he has had to prove himself to the rest of his pack. Haunted by the death of a fellow soldier on the battlefield, for which he blames himself, he struggles to find inner peace. A one night stand is a welcome, if uncommon distraction for him. But what he is not prepared for is the way she has stayed in his heart. Unable to surrender to his mating instinct and torn by his past, he may just drive away the one thing that could truly heal him…

Between their own past and present secrets, and an outside threat pushing in on Burning Falls, do these two have any chance of beating the odds and forging a lasting bond?

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king of bloodKING OF BLOOD (THE MASKS OF UNDER BOOK 4) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley

The blood of my friend is on Aon’s hands, a King who would do anything to protect me. He believes his actions are justified because of a prophecy by the Ancients predicting my undoing by the hands of a friend.

I refuse to accept it. Nothing can justify what Aon did, what he took from me.

But as one threat is buried, another arises. The other Kings and Queens of Under are waking up from their crypts, and a war among us is imminent. The need for revenge and power is driving immortals to the brink of madness.

While the other Kings and Queens of Under are blinded by their own selfish conquests, something big and more dangerous than anything we’ve ever faced is about to shake Under to its core.

There’s one King who seems to hold the key to it all, the answers to our fate. A white-winged angel, a legion whose mind is made of a thousand souls with magic strong enough to hold the Ancients captive at the bottom of the pool.
The King of Blood.
I just need to determine whether he’s an ally…or the worst enemy Under has ever seen.

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twisted flamesTWISTED FLAMES (THE ANOMALY SERIES BOOK 1) by Aster North

Shiny Blades. Scorching Fire. Falling Feathers.
That’s me, Everly Banks, the original supernatural. After being betrayed by The Council and given to a madman, I burned it all to the ground. Now all I want is to stay hidden, protecting those who need it from the shadows.
When four hunters show up on my doorstep asking for my help and trying to drag me back into the light, I send them and their secrets packing. Did I mention they work for The Council?
I may not have a choice. An army of demons is amassing and innocents are getting caught up in its net. My only friend may be next. Trusting them may burn me, but I’ve always played with fire.

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moonlight brideMOONLIGHT BRIDE (HIGH HOUSE CANIS BOOK 3) by Riley Storm

Chloe goes to warn them of the giant wolf roaming around, fully expecting to go home alone. When she accidentally lets slip that her tractor is broken, however, the handsome new neighbor insists on coming to help. Overwhelmed since leaving the city and her past behind, Chloe accepts his offer. Maybe with his help, she can find a way to stop her other jerk of a neighbor from forcing her to sell the farm.

Truthfully, Linden Canis knows nothing about tractors. He’s a wolf shifter living on a farm, after all. Still, he needs to see more of her. It’s only good luck that she found him, after he stumbled across her when in his animal form. Now he doesn’t want to let her out of his sight. There’s something about her that calls to him. But he has other duties he can’t let slide…

The farm is home to all the rebellious members of House Canis, home of the werewolves. They’re fighting a secret war against their Tyrant-King, and it’s Linden’s job to ensure the perimeter security. With Chloe struggling to run her farm, however, he begins to devote more and more time to seeing her succeed. Too much time. When disaster strikes, it leaves nothing untouched. Not even Chloe.

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affair of the mysterious letterTHE AFFAIR OF THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER by Alexis Hall

Upon returning to the city of Khelathra-Ven after five years fighting a war in another universe, Captain John Wyndham finds himself looking for somewhere to live, and expediency forces him to take lodgings at 221b Martyrs Walk. His new housemate is Ms. Shaharazad Haas, a consulting sorceress of mercurial temperament and dark reputation.

When Ms. Haas is enlisted to solve a case of blackmail against one of her former lovers, Miss Eirene Viola, Captain Wyndham is drawn into a mystery that leads him from the salons of the literary set to the drowned back-alleys of Ven and even to a prison cell in lost Carcosa. Along the way he is beset by criminals, menaced by pirates, molested by vampires, almost devoured by mad gods, and called upon to punch a shark.

But the further the companions go in pursuit of the elusive blackmailer, the more impossible the case appears. Then again, in Khelathra-Ven reality is flexible, and the impossible is Ms. Haas’ stock-in-trade.

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kissed by moonlightKISSED BY MOONLIGHT (THE CIMMERIAN CAGE BOOK 2) by Cate Corvin

I’m Lu Darke, student, prisoner, and wielder of the rare magic wildfire. The Headmistress of the Cimmerian Reform Academy is definitely up to something sinister, but I’m not escaping the Cage until I’ve unraveled its mysteries. A mysterious ghost is following me, a new Divination professor is taking my nemesis under her wing, and Holly’s sketchbook promises a grim future.
I’m not going down without a fight.

Roman Frost ripped my heart open and he’s back for more, but there’s no way I’m letting him in again.
Shane is my pillar and champion, but the territorial need to mark me is driving him mad, and his visions grow darker by the day.
Professor Steele has promised me his heart, but whatever he’s hiding might be an insurmountable obstacle between us.
And Locke has finally ventured from the depths of Cimmerian. It hurts him to be so close to my blood without a taste, and he can’t fight his true nature forever.

Cimmerian’s secrets are much darker than I ever could have believed, and they threaten to destroy us all- but one of my protectors might be the key.

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forbidden matingA FORBIDDEN MATING (UNFORGIVEN COUNTRY BOOK 2) by Jenika Snow and Jordan Marie

I’m a shifter.
We have our own rules, customs.
At least we’re supposed to.
When my father went against tradition and arranged a mating for me—one he said would better the pack, I did the only thing I could.
I ran.
I want to choose who I love, who I mate.
But my fleeing has me stranded in Unforgiven … face to face with my fated mate.
A wolf who refuses to let me go.
And I don’t want him to.
I don’t want to deny either of us what comes naturally … being together in every conceivable way.
But what happens when my father and betrothed mate find me? Will it start an all-out war? Or can they see I’m finally happy, finally where I’m supposed to be?

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magical redemptionMAGICAL REDEMPTION (BIOMYSTIC SECURITY BOOK 4) by Jalizia A Burwell

Dr. Laila Porter never knew what grief meant until Biomystic Security was attacked. Now that it’s over, the company is on its way to healing, but as truths come out, it proves harder to do. Padraig is back and he’s determined to reach his goal, no matter who he has to hurt to do it. When the team finds out, it becomes a race against the clock before thousands of lives are lost.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the only thing troubling Laila. Her magic is on the fritz and she’s still healing from her last meeting with Padraig. Risking to push herself beyond her limits, Laila decides it’s time for him to pay. Defying orders, Laila makes a dangerous choice that will change her life forever. Will Laila survive this new world she finds herself surrounded by, or will she come out on top as the person she was meant to be all along?

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blood captiveBLOOD CAPTIVE (THE BLACKTHORNE VAMPIRES BOOK 1) by Kim Loraine

He wanted me for my blood…Living on the run was all I’d ever known. My life was unstable, but at least I wasn’t alone. That all changed when my mother was murdered.

I ran from the unknown creatures she’d always feared. Until the day I stopped being afraid.
That was my first mistake.

Cashel Blackthorne took me as his captive, but more than that, he opened my eyes to the terrible truth of the world. Vampires exist, and I am the key to their salvation.

The Blackthorne vampires need my blood but their prince desires more—me.
There’s something between us neither of us can deny.
He is my captor, but I’ll be his ruin.

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power of attractionPOWER OF ATTRACTION (BLACKSTONE HAVEN BOOK 1) by Taige Crenshaw

VS Note: A re-release

A man will come to you in the darkest moon. The trees will shade and protect your union of the soul. Before the final step to merge your body is taken, a choice must be made. 

Peyton Blackstone, a natural born witch, knew from the prophecy that accompanied her birth that a man would come to her. Yet, when the man who is set to be her ‘arrives, Peyton isn’t ready for him or the ramifications his coming will cause. This man who deals with reality has a few secrets of his own–secrets that could very well destroy them both.

Wesley McCarty believes the woman he meets under the moonlight is not real. Suffering from unexplained blackouts, he believes he is losing his mind. When he sees her again, he realizes not only is his fantasy woman real, but she is within his reach. He must have her, no matter the cost. Nothing will stop him. Not his blackouts, or any legacies or prophecies. He will have this woman who sets his blood on fire and completes his soul.
Legacies, destiny, and prophecy cannot withstand this power of attraction.

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long lost magicLONG LOST MAGIC (THE THORNE WITCHES BOOK 6) by T M Cromer

Alastair Thorne has only ever loved one woman, and he’s determined that nothing and no one will keep him from the woman he calls his own. After twenty years searching for the magical means to revive Rorie from her stasis, he resorts to forbidden magic. But the hard-edged stranger he’s brought back bears no resemblance to the woman he once loved, and Alastair finds himself at a loss as to how to resurrect the love of a lifetime.

Aurora Gillespie-Thorne wakes to find the world has moved on in the years she’s been asleep. Nothing is familiar, and the man she once called lover seems cold and withdrawn. With her brother Jace missing, presumed dead in the fire that destroyed her ancestral home, Rorie is determined to discover the truth.

Now, Alastair assigns himself to the task of finding Jace. What he unearths puts himself and Rorie in the crosshairs of his greatest enemy once more.

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librarians vampire assistant 3THE LIBRARIAN’S VAMPIRE ASSISTANT BOOK 3 by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOUR BOSS JUST CAN’T GET MORE AWKWARD…Michael Vanderhorst is not your usual vampire. For starters, he works in a library, is in love with Miriam, his hot nerdy human boss who has no clue what he is, and he looks like a college student.)

In reality, Michael is an ancient deadly vampire, an ex-assassin, and is currently the de facto king of his kind ever since their ruling party disappeared. To where? He doesn’t know, but if he wants his life back, he’ll have to find out. (Mystery!) Especially because a civil war is brewing, and being king makes his librarian a mark for his enemies. (She is, after all, his biggest weakness.)

With a global uprising about to explode, Michael must give her the protection of his army. Only one problem: She must become his queen first. But every attempt he makes to tell her the truth is met with extreme hostility. “Vampires aren’t real. That’s crazy talk, Michael!” Clearly, the topic frightens her.)

With time running out and her life on the line, Michael is left with one option: Marry her. Without her knowing. )
Can he pull it off? And what will happen when the fight comes to their door?

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seasons in the abyssSEASONS IN THE ABYSS (THE DANK COURTS BOOK 1) by Dagmar Avery, K Margaret and Stella Price

Gobeth Argos, Princess of the Dank Courts, Queen of the Wild Hunt and acting Sovereign of the Sluagh has her hands full now that shes back from High Court. Set on implementing Queen Verity’s new decrees, and bringing her courts further into the 21st century, she is determined to ensure a fruitful future for everyone.

But Faerie has other plans for her, and they manifest in the form of dreams. Erotic, vivid, detailed dreams of tentacles, and the feeling once they are done that something is missing. Having only the dreams, and the words of an old seer to go by, Gogo begins a journey of both self discovery and wonder.

And when tragedy strikes, she is left with questions, concerns and ultimatums.

Because Faerie has given her a quest, and through heartache, laughter, anger and sadness, she will rise to the challenge.

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ruby jenna leeRUBY (THE SILVIA SAGA BOOK 3) by Jenna Lee

It takes courage to stand tall and embrace your destiny.
Dara and her warriors have faced evil at every turn, and all attempts at reclaiming what’s rightfully hers have been met with unwavering resistance from her uncle.
With Emerald and Topaz claimed, Dara enters her hardest battle yet as she searches for Ruby, the last stone in their quest to overthrow her uncle and restore Silvia to its original beauty.
Does Dara have the inner strength to trust her instincts, and the courage to overcome everything she’s been through? Or will her uncle defeat her once and for all?

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vile trialsMAGIC ACADEMY FOR TROUBLED MONSTERS: VILE TRIALS by Isabella King

I thought there was nothing worse than being a succubus born to angels. But the night I’m convicted of a crime I don’t remember committing, I’m sentenced to an unbearable fate—I’ve been enrolled in the Magic Academy for Troubled Monsters.

Without so much as a goodbye, I’m shipped off to the haunted old campus in Upstate New York and stripped of all contact with the outside world.

But I don’t belong here. I’m not a monster. And despite badass students, a weirdly cool atmosphere, and a trio of gorgeous, wildly different boys that are inexplicably interested in me? I can’t stay here. And there’s only one way out—the Vile Trials.

Wickedly difficult, totally unpredictable, and grossly public, the Trials are the only hope I have of returning to my normal life. And if I want to pass them, I have to push away the fear of my power, and learn to embrace it.Even if that means opening myself up to danger, daring, and most frightening of all—love.

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bearly togetherBEARLY TOGETHER (GREEN VALLEY SHIFTERS BOOK 4) by Zoe Chant

It’s not like lion shifter Shelley Powell hates children. She just doesn’t know what to do with them… or anything that doesn’t already have a place in her seemingly well-ordered life. But her new mate starter-pack apparently comes with not only an active little boy, but also a droolly dog… and an ex-wife who is everything she isn’t.

Bear shifter Dean James knows there’s more to the gorgeous lion shifter that waltzed into his auto shop than her perfect hair and stunning silver eyes. He can see past her fashionable facade straight to the hungry heart beneath and he knows that his is just the family to complete her.

Can he convince her that Green Valley, with its nosy neighbors and noisy kids, is the right place for a lonely city lioness?

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sould of the swordSOUL OF THE SWORD (SHADOW OF THE FOX BOOK 2) by Julie Kagawa

VS Note: Apparently there’s not much romance.

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful Scroll of a Thousand Prayers to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the scroll. But she has a new enemy now, more dangerous than any she has yet faced. The demon Hakaimono is free at last, and he has possessed the very person Yumeko trusted to protect her from the evil at her heels, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.

Hakaimono has only one goal: to break the curse of the sword and set himself free to rain chaos and destruction over the land forevermore. To do so, he will need the scroll. And Yumeko is the only one standing in his way.

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broke in magicBROKE IN MAGIC BOOK 1 (MAGIC NEW MEXICO #45) by Winnie Winkle, Foreward by SE Smith

If she killed him, it’d be worth it.

After his car breaks down in Magic, New Mexico, Jasper touches Melia’s fingertips… and she knocks him out cold. He awakens in a red, raging lust, determined to get with her. There’s one little snag, but it’s a doozy. His demon daddy plans to turn him darker than Hades. Holding the line with Jasper are his two best friends, who think running is the answer.

Melia, a gorgeous, ethereal Muse and a badass balancer of evil, is equally struck by lust’s lightning. She’ll take Jasper out, but in her heart, she’d rather be taken by this sexy, clueless warlock. If Jasper explodes from the protections his witch mother cast to hide him from his magic, Melia has no choice but to kill him. Used to working alone, she makes an unlikely alliance, desperate to keep Jasper in the light, in her life, and take him as her fated forever lover.

Will Big Daddy and his demon minions prevail, forcing Melia to shred her own heart and kill the man she believes is her one true love? Can Jasper survive his birthright fate? A raging chase across the New Mexican desert turns into a good vs evil free-for-all, forcing each to respond to the internal questions of balance, darkness, and love’s light.

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shifters yearningA SHIFTER’S YEARNING: THE SHIFTERS OF ECLIPSE: BOOK #2 (MAGIC NEW MEXICO BOOK 49) by Evelyn Lederman, Foreward by SE Smith

An enchanted troll is cursed to fall in love with unattainable women…

Horse shifter Elle Thomas arrives in Magic, New Mexico to confront her late husband’s mistress. She’s distracted by a man whose soulful eyes are his only feature she can recall. Although she’s warned he’s dangerous, Elle’s helplessly drawn to him.

Billings Montana’s latest vision foresees his death or transformation. The presence of a new arrival activates the curse again, but she could also bring about its end. Nothing and no one will separate him from the woman who could be his salvation.

Will they fall victim to the curse or forge a new beginning?

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star cruise songbirdVS: Highlighting my one and only rock star romance for the backlist title today! (I love reading them…) Of course there’s a scifi romance twist. A novella…STAR CRUISE: SONGBIRD

Grant Barton, a Security Officer on the Nebula Zephyr, is less than thrilled with his current assignment to guard an Interstellar singing sensation while she’s on board the ship. It doesn’t help that he and his military war bird Valkyr are dealing with their recent separation from the Sectors Special Forces and uncertainty over their future, with their own planet in ruins.

Karissa Dawnstar is on top of the charts and seemingly has it all – talent, fame, fortune and devoted fans, but behind her brave smile and upbeat lyrics she hides an aching heart. When a publicity stunt goes wrong, Karissa finds herself in the arms of the security officer assigned to protect her – and discovers a mutual attraction she can’t ignore.

Trouble continues to plague the pair, driving a wedge between them and leaving Grant certain that Karissa is in more danger than she realizes, from overzealous fans and her own management. Grant is determined to protect Karissa whether she wants his help or not. Can he discover the truth behind what’s going on before he loses Karissa or is there someone else plotting to keep them apart – permanently?

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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 every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

I check and verify all the buy links at the time I create the post  but after that I’m not responsible.

 

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday June 12

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

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ALIEN CONQUEST (ALIEN INVASION BOOK 1) by Honey Phillips

When the Yehrin arrive on Earth, Emily Rogers is more intrigued than scared – intrigued enough to work for them on the United Worlds project. But in a single night, everything changes. Sabotage destroys the project and kills the alien male she trusted. Now the gentle Yehrin scholars are replaced by fierce Yehrin fighters.

Frightened and alone, Emily runs home to her small North Carolina town – only to be followed by one of the massive horned warriors.

Commander T’lan is a Yehrin male of unquestioned honor. Investigating the destruction, he discovers his mate in a delicate human female. But she is pregnant by another, and her pregnancy may be the hope his species so desperately needs.

Will the need to protect his race destroy T’lan’s relationship with the one person he has spent his life searching for? After being betrayed by one alien, can Emily learn to trust another?

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traitors touchTHE TRAITOR’S TOUCH (MINDWIPED BOOK 1) by Julie K Cohen

Pilot Kira Jensen simply wanted to avoid being mindwiped by her own people. Developing feelings for Commander Tal Kaegen—the enemy she’d shot down—well, that was a complication she didn’t need.

When she tried to convince him to divulge the Net codes, Tal offered her his name. His name! There is nothing more sacred in Serrissian culture, and he offered it to her … a Deridian pilot he didn’t know, a woman with a history so heinous he’d never understand let alone look at her with desire again. Kira had no choice but to run—from the responsibility of that offering and her past, but mostly from the man who captivated her.

Now, her superiors are forcing her to spy on Tal, on an isolationist, military-run world with outdated notions toward women and technology. No one wants her there, except one very frustrating and handsome Commander who tempts her beyond all reason. Tal trusts her implicitly—even though he shouldn’t. When assassinations, infighting and a mole threaten his command, Kira puts everything on the line for him. She has nothing to lose, except her heart, the one part of her she’s determined to keep as far from Tal as possible.

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shifting tideTHE SHIFTING TIDE (DRAGONUS CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Jay Shaw

After a five year assignment on an alternate Earth, General Mark Holden accepts a posting as Commander in Chief of Phoenix City; taking his wife Julia and their two sons back to the only place which truly feels like home. But all is not as it appears. When their children are threatened, the storm of frustration and desire for revenge may well tear Mark and Julia apart forever.

Meanwhile, in Dragonus Galaxy, the tide is shifting. For the first time in the history of Arcadia, a lowly technician is now Grand Chancellor. More deranged than his predecessor, Ediixii will stop at nothing to stake his claim as supreme galactic ruler. His X2 hybrids number in the tens-of-thousands. But two pieces of Ediixii’s grand plan remain elusive.

Will Phoenix City, and her allies, free Dragonus from the Arcadian scourge once and for all? Can Mark and Julia remain united against seemingly insurmountable odds?

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mad leiutenantTHE MAD LIEUTENANT (THE LOST PLANET SERIES BOOK 3) by K Webster and Nicole Blanchard

Her voice brought me back from the darkness, but I don’t want the sweet relief she promises. Unlike the rest of the morts on my planet, I don’t want a mate. Especially not her.
She’s loud, boisterous, and doesn’t take no for an answer.
Unlike the rest of the alien females my brothers have woken from cryosleep, Molly doesn’t find my growls intimidating. The more I try to ignore her, the more she tries to befriend me.
I’d been taken captive once by the virus that nearly killed me. I bear its scars, not only on my body, but in my thoughts. No woman, not even one as beautiful as Molly, can heal me.
I don’t want her, but she needs me.

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broken veilBROKEN VEIL (HARBINGER BOOK 5) by Jeff Wheeler

Rescued from a world of poverty, Cettie Pratt has avoided a bleak destiny—until now. Deceived and manipulated, she has been groomed for the ultimate betrayal: to destroy her best friend and stop peace from uniting two war-torn worlds. Her path leads her to a mysterious underworld where appearances can be deceiving.

Sera Fitzempress knows the value she has to her enemies. As heir to the empire, she must keep her foes at bay and prevent them from unleashing a being of unspeakable evil upon the world while fighting a brutal war. But her enemies are more cunning than Sera expects, and the key to their plans is none other than her best friend.

Neither woman knows what to believe. Neither one knows if she can trust the other. Both Cettie and Sera have made decisions that have irrevocably changed them. But the decisions they have yet to make will determine the fate of their world.

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mother elementTHE MOTHER ELEMENT (THE GLASS AND IRON SERIES BOOK 2) by Monica Enderle Pierce

Terran medic Rachel Pryne was designed by the Ohnenrai to destroy their pursuing foe before all life in the known galaxy and beyond falls prey to its aggression.

Ohnenrai leader Ehtishem Mahle was tasked with deploying Rachel into their deadly enemy’s path. Falling in love with her wasn’t part of the plan, but now he desperately needs a way to wield this weapon without ending her life.

The only possible solution to galactic extinction lies with Rachel and Ehtishem, but all they want is to survive and be together. Everyone else can go straight to hell.

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house of silenceHOUSE OF SILENCE (POISONED HOUSES BOOK 3) by Lyn Forester

Inside my family’s house, I’m demi-Councilor Lonette, heir to the First Councilor position of Leton city. All powerful, with few who can claim to be my equal. And all it will cost me is my dreams.

At the Academia for Planetary Alliance, a finishing school for the elite, I’m Sparks, former disc-bike racer and thrill seeker. My former racing competitors are now my allies, but our relationship hinges on secrets and silence.

The safeguards I built around my emotions are cracking, the silence becoming too much. The war for who I’ll be is breaking me apart. Can those I long to be with accept the real me? Do I even know who the real me is?

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zar alana khanZAR by Alana Khan

Kidnapped from Earth, aboard a slave ship, Anya is thrown in a cell with Zar, a handsome half-lion gladiator, and forced to breed or be killed.

Zar’s life is an unbroken nightmare consisting of sleep, eat, fight, repeat. He’s not interested in helping Anya, and he’s definitely not interested in love. Except she’s the first female to ever touch his heart—or remind him he has a soul.

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to serve my alien manTO SERVE MY ALIEN MAN: REBELS OF SIDYTH by Sabrina Kade

Layla’s always loved her curvy body. But being curvy and pregnant has taken a toll on her confidence. Her mate Dolan says she’s as beautiful as ever, but Layla’s unsure. The stretchmarks? The weight gain? There’s no way he still finds her sexy.

Can Dolan show her she’s never been more desirable? This is a slice of life story in the Rebels of Sidyth series and does not stand alone. ..

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trunkTHE TRUNK by Linda Mooney

In the not too distant future, the human population is nearly wiped out by an alien invasion. Six years after the initial attack, Emlee Dow isn’t too worried about the continuing alien presence any longer. It’s the few humans left who pose a greater threat. Food and supplies are hard to come by, making survival an ever increasing struggle. Luckily, she finds refuge in an undiscovered basement room, containing enough supplies to last weeks.

Feeling full and relatively safe, Emlee decides to rest while she can. She wasn’t expecting her world to be turned upside down when she woke. Or for the already upside down world to be flipped right side up, pre-destruction. Thrown into the past, she meets Mykail, and has only days to convince him she’s not crazy before history repeats itself…or is it the future?

In these difficult and trying times, it’s hard to know who to trust. Just when you find someone, they’re lost just as quickly. Can love be found again in the future? Or is it a thing of the past?

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baby for the alien invaderBABY FOR THE ALIEN INVADER by Juno Wells

Isobel – Isobel’s just a self proclaimed geek. A computer nerd trying to get her dream job with the CIA when the alien invaders appear. It happens too fast. One moment she’s taking a call and the next she’s in a cell being ogled by a brutish green alien who’s claiming her as his own.

Scared silly, but determined to fight, Isobel is thankfully rescued when an even bigger, more muscular alien male walks in. The green god is still covered in blood when he lays his claim on her. She was ready to struggle against the brute but is unexpectedly drawn to this newcomer.

Reamous – Reamous is a warrior, ruthlessly participating in the invasion of the stupid little planet Earth with the silly, weak aliens who call themselves humans. Against all odds, one of them manages to badly damage his leg and he’s excused from service, forced to take work as a private contractor.

As a consolation prize he gets his pick of the captive females to take as his war bride. When he walks into the holding cells and finds Isobel, he know she’s the one.

She’s supposed to be a mate, just breeding material, but Isobel is so much more. She has secrets, ones Reamous desperately wants to know. Along the way of discovering those secrets, he also discovers he’ll do anything for his new human female. No matter the stakes he’ll claim, protect and defend.

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alien bond tracy laurenALIEN BOND (THE ALIEN SERIES BOOK 5) by Tracy Lauren

My life on Earth was falling apart. I had just lost my mother to a short and sudden battle with cancer and was still struggling to recover when my husband decided to inform me that he was leaving me for another woman. Couldn’t get much worse than that, right?

Wrong. Because then I was abducted by aliens.

I got lucky though, my story had a happy ending. Me and the other girls, we got rescued and taken to a beautiful planet to live deep in an uninhabited rainforest. As far as alien abductions go, it was all fairly picturesque. And that’s how I got a fresh start in life. Fresh except for my baggage, of course. But I’m an optimist and this time around I’m determined to get things right, to find my own happiness in life… Hell, maybe I’ll even find a little romance.

When one sexy, golden alien takes notice of me I think I’ve found what I’m looking for. But then his brother becomes smitten as well and that’s when things start to get messy. I’m not looking to enter a love triangle. I know the pain of a broken heart and I refuse to be the cause of one—or two, as the case may be. The only thing? Sharing my affection doesn’t seem to bother these guys. As a matter of fact, sharing seems to be their goal.

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hardyHARDY (EARTH RESISTANCE BOOK 4) by Theresa Beachman

Big, rough, untamed.
Ryan Hardy is lost.
Freefalling after a violent childhood, he navigates life with his fists.
It serves him well, till he’s floored by a feisty nurse. Literally.
Georgina Haldon is smart, tenacious, laser focused.
Savage men have abducted Janie—the sister she raised as her own, and Georgina is traveling to to the wilds of Scotland to find her.
But when unexpected events make their worlds collide, it becomes clear there may darker forces at work. Forced to band together, Georgina and Hardy find themselves swept into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, where not only their lives are at stake, but their hearts too.

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finding trixFINDING TRIX (FELINES OF FURYNE BOOK 3) by L M Brown

Trix is one of many felines who sells his body on the Pleasure Station, a space station devoted to entertainment, gambling, and the pleasures of the flesh. He’d never intended to spend his life there, but the place offers him security, regular cream, and over time it has become his home.

As a dual-gendered feline, Trix knows the risk of pregnancy is high, and sets his prices equally high to discourage customers. Trix never imagines that Delta, a canine with credits to spare will call his bluff.

When Delta pays for himself and Farron, a naïve avian from the swan clan, to spend the night with Trix, the three of them forge an unexpected bond, one that leaves Trix pregnant.

As a swan avian, Farron is incapable of being unfaithful to his mate, even when the bond is only partially formed. To complete the mating ritual, Farron must find Trix before the babies are born, or the bond will break forever, and Farron will be forced to live a life of celibacy.

When the Pleasure Station falls under new ownership, and the humans ban prostitution, Trix is left homeless. Upon hearing about this, Delta too races back to find Trix.

Both Farron and Delta arrive too late. Trix has vanished and the race is on to find him before he gives birth. Only then will they know if the bond they formed on their first night is strong enough to last a lifetime.

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rokulROKUL (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 8) by Elin Wyn

One heated kiss. It doesn’t mean anything. She won’t let it. Dr. Tella Briar lives for field work. Has no interest in being tied down. But when Strike Team Two member Rokul “rescues” her from the grip of a deadly vine, the attraction that flares between them can’t be denied. They’ll have to work together to figure out what’s happening to the planet around them. They can keep it professional, right?

Rokul lives for battle. And this stubborn, brilliant woman is going to make him fight to keep her. She’s worth it. She’s worth anything. But when the danger underground reaches out to trap them, can he win the fight to make her stay?

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live for youLIVE FOR YOU (CATASTROPHE SERIES BOOK 3) by Michele Mills

The world ended and nothing was the same, and in this new order he’d changed his name to Raider—because he took what he wanted.

Women were scarce in post-apocalyptic California and if you found one you wanted, you had to immediately claim what was yours. So when a desperate beauty with striking green eyes and legs that went on for miles stepped into the dangerous all-male compound, he wasn’t above tying her up for her own safety in his isolated mountain cabin, until she realized the truth of their bond. And him getting his seed in her and swelling her up with his kid? Perfect.
She’d see he was doing this all for her.
Eventually.

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ruined between the sheetsRUINED BETWEEN THE SHEETS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF DYSTOPIAN STORIES THAT GET TO THE POINT by Various

The fun doesn’t stop when the world ends.
Slip between the sheets, or anywhere else that’s a flat surface, with these tales of seduction and destruction.
Ruined Between the Sheets is full of ultra steamy complete reads. The characters may or may not be familiar, but the story won’t leave you wanting.

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breeder planet athionBREEDER: PLANET ATHION SERIES (THE TRADRYCH STRAIN BOOK 1) by Marissa Farrrar

Sent in a worldwide asteroid strike, the alien race, the Trads, sneaked onto Earth to steal women away to repopulate their own planet. I, Tara Chase, am one of those women. I believed my lover to be a gorgeous human man, only to be shown the most terrible of truths…He’s anything but.

Now I’m on his planet of Tradrych, and after a three month stint in cryostasis, I’ve woken to find myself a prisoneron the verge of birthing his child. And I’m not the only one.

I share the facility with numerous other women, all close to giving birth. The aliens who tend to us look like handsome demons, with scales, horns and even a tail. There are multiple Trads to every human woman, and I know once this baby is out of me, I’ll be handed back to them to impregnate again. I see the way the Trad males working at the facility look at me—with hunger in their flame-filled eyes.

When the time comes for us women to give birth to the aliens inside us, we’re taken away and never seen again. My time is close now, but I won’t give up without a fight.

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velocity weaponVELOCITY WEAPON (THE PROTECTORATE BOOK 1) by Megan E O’Keefe

VS note: Scifi not romance but a release of note. I was intrigued by the ‘look inside’ and put it on my TBR list.

Sanda and Biran Greeve were siblings destined for greatness. A high-flying sergeant, Sanda has the skills to take down any enemy combatant. Biran is a savvy politician who aims to use his new political position to prevent conflict from escalating to total destruction.
However, on a routine maneuver, Sanda loses consciousness when her gunship is blown out of the sky. Instead of finding herself in friendly hands, she awakens 230 years later on a deserted enemy warship controlled by an AI who calls himself Bero. The war is lost. The star system is dead. Ada Prime and its rival Icarion have wiped each other from the universe.
Now, separated by time and space, Sanda and Biran must fight to put things right.

salvation saving setoraSALVATION: SAVING SETORA BOOK 7 by  Raven Dark and Petra J Knox

Our heroes and violet-haired heroine find themselves torn apart in the darkest time the Legion has ever faced. Will they be able to stand strong together in time to destroy an enemy the world isn’t prepared for? Or will their struggles prove too much for them and keep them forever apart?

“Salvation is the seventh and FINAL book of the Saving Setora series, a dark, dystopian Reverse Harem romance with biker tones. ..”

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surrendering to her generalSURRENDERING TO HER GENERAL (THE RISE OF THE SADECS BOOK 1) by Sadie Marks

Kenzi was a submissive who’d never quite worked up the courage to tell any of her lovers about her fantasies. She’d never dared to explore her need to be disciplined and dominated, but all that changed when the aliens arrived. Now submissives and masochists of all kinds are a premium product that can be traded to the sadistic Sadec race in exchange for their incredibly advanced technology.

Her life will benefit the entire planet, and her sacrifice will be rewarded in numerous ways. In return, all she has to do is surrender, giving up all freedom and choice for five long years. No safewords, no escape, no changing her mind – once she signs the paperwork, she belongs to whomever buys her.

Tal never intended to keep Kenzi for himself, but once he tastes her sweet submission, he finds that he can’t let her be auctioned off to just any crew member on his ship. He’ll share her with others, whether she likes it or not, but she will belong only to him. His woman. His pet. And if he has his way, she won’t be returning to Earth at the end of five years.

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tales from ardulumTALES FROM ARDULUM by J S Fields

One year after saving the Neek homeworld and redefining the people’s religion, the crew of the Scarlet Lucidity returns to the Charted Systems for a much-needed break. For Nicholas and Yorden, the Systems will always be home, but for Emn and Atalant, too many memories compound with Emn’s strange new illness to provide much relaxation.

TALES FROM ARDULUM continues the journey of Atalant, Emn, Yorden, Nicholas, and Salice as they try to define their place in a galaxy that no longer needs them while battling the artifacts of Ardulan colonization. Other stories include Yorden’s acquisition of the Mercy’s Pledge (and his grudge against the galaxy), Atalant’s exile from her homeworld, Ekimet and Savath’s romance, and many others.

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HAREM STATION BOOK 3 by JA Huss

VS Note: The cover was a bit hot for my blog and also half the title LOL.

All Jimmy wants is a booster shot of DNA scrambler so he never has to find his one-true soul mate. But life rarely goes the way you plan it.

After dropping Xyla off on Blue Sand Beach for a little vacay with her sexbot girlfriends the Big D*cker has to make an emergency landing on the demon-themed Mighty Minions Resort. Picture hordes of exasperated parents, sticky, crying kids, and a park AI that seems determined to suck every credit out of his Harem Station bank account.

The only good thing about Mighty Minions from Jimmy’s perspective–it’s not the place you meet your soul mate.
Until outlaw Cygnian princess, Delphi, shows up and shatters all his best-laid plans.
But Delphi isn’t there to fall in love with Jimmy.
She’s there to kidnap him and take him back to her boss, the Loathsome One.

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tamed by the alien overlordsTAMED BY THE ALIEN OVERLORDS by Renee Bond

I fought the Domann invaders all my life.
Then three of them claimed me as their mate.
I was captured. Imprisoned. Punished, when my captors deemed it necessary.
But then a funny thing happened.
They showed me that they weren’t the tyrants I always thought they were.

Don’t get me wrong.
They’re utterly dominant. Freakishly strong. Nearly all-powerful.
But they’re also gentle. Caring. Loving.
Oh, and out-of-this-world gorgeous.
I can already feel myself giving in. Becoming theirs.
They always said they would tame my heart.
Now, the question isn’t whether or not they can.
It’s… do I even want to resist?

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yagraxYAGRAX (JORATHIAN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by C R Corbin

Melissa – Being imprisoned in some gladiatorial arena for a Kasorian crime lord wasn’t at the top of my to-do list when I got an internship with the ambassador.
Being imprisoned and partnered with a stoic, cynical, and muscle-bound Jorathian warrior that won’t stop staring at me with those crimson eyes? Also unexpected.
And the most surprising part of it all? I’m beginning to like the attention.

Yagrax – I’ve been imprisoned here for as long as I could remember and during my time here i’ve come to understand that whoever is imprisoned with me is mere fodder.
Today, however, they have offered me a human female. A curvaceous, naive, and absolutely sexy human female, a female that I instantly realize is my mate.
And I will stop at nothing to protect and claim her, even if it means fighting my way through every single round of this cursed arena.

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wrath of the goddessWRATH OF THE GODDESS (GODDESS WITH A BLADE BOOK 5) by Lauren Dane

Rowan Summerwaite, elite hunter and human vessel to the goddess Brigid, has returned home to Las Vegas—and she’s mad as hell. It seems someone thought they could eliminate Rowan and everyone she holds dear.

That someone was dead wrong.

With tensions between paranormal factions at an all-time high, Rowan and her crew, along with her sexy Vampire Scion husband, Clive Stewart, have their work cut out for them. The Vampire Nation has at least one traitor in their midst, leaving them extremely vulnerable…but if it’s a war they want, Rowan’s prepared to bring the pain like never before.

Rowan knows her duty is to those she’s sworn to protect, but it seems the harder she fights, the more barriers she hits…and the more friends she loses.

With even her closest alliances in question, Rowan will have to accept that sometimes the path toward the greater good means making heartrending sacrifices along the way.

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little pink psychic shopTHE LITTLE PINK PSYCHIC SHOP by A K Shelley

VS Note: From May

When Jordan, a shadowy college student, encounters a dark force residing within an innocuous-appearing psychic shop, she discovers that to free herself from the Bone Rattler within, she must help a local witch free her six captive sisters from the necromancer’s caverns.

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penance sharon salaPENANCE by Sharon Sala

VS Note:  Evidently has “hints of paranormal”. A re-release.

Nicole Masters is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a random attack in which she was shot in the head. Her physical symptoms are challenging, but then she starts to experience startling visions of the future. When she “sees” the violent kidnapping of a celebrity’s daughter, Nicole realizes that she, along with her boyfriend, Dom, may be the only person who can help save the little girl.

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touch of classA TOUCH OF CLASS: TALES OF THE WERE by Bianca D’Arc

New town. New job. New Pack. Shane is a dominant werewolf. Too dominant to stay in his old, struggling Pack. Leaving for the good of his best friend, who is trying to control a group of misfits, Shane seeks a new position in Big Wolf, Texas, as the Big Wolf Pack’s new sheriff and enforcer.

There’s just one complication…Maria knows about the werewolves who populate the town. Her eccentric Aunt Lulu told her all about them before she passed away, leaving her lovely old house on the edge of town to Maria. The sexy new sheriff has got to be one of the shapeshifters she’s been trying to learn more about, but they’re very secretive and she has to tread carefully.

A trap laid, and sprung…When Maria stumbles into a trap set for her by unscrupulous members of the Pack, it’s Shane who comes to her rescue. The thing is, can they keep their hands off each other long enough to figure out what’s going on and why Maria was targeted? Or will passion cloud their judgment, leaving them both vulnerable to a group of werewolves intent on killing somebody?

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trials of blackbriar academyTHE TALES OF BLACKBRIAR ACADEMY by Olivia Ash

Blackbriar Academy is an enchanted school on a magical island, and everyone wants in. It’s a home away from home for the most advanced mages in the world—and only the absolute best of the best are given an invitation.
By some freak accident, I managed to get one.
If I pass the trials, I get to stay. With nowhere else to go, Blackbriar is my one shot at having a real life, and I won’t let anyone take this from me.
But there’s a catch.
It turns out the people on this island are being trained to hunt the darkness—basically, they’re being trained to hunt me.
To survive, I have to hide what I am. …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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covens end jillianCOVEN’S END: JILLIAN by L A Boruff and Lia Davis

I’m not your typical princess. Don’t expect me to rule from afar, but I’ve only just met my mates. I’d like some time to spend with them before taking on the rule of every Lycan on Earth. My vampire offers me an escape from the rules. He’s my forbidden pleasure.

My broken sentry keeps me grounded and reminds me not to take anything for granted.My best friend, by my side since I was born, protects me and reminds me of the rewards of leadership and pack family. But nothing, not even my mates, prepared me for our final fight. The Vampire Council doesn’t approve of our nontraditional relationship. They’ll stop at nothing to prevent the merge of the Vampire Coven and the Lycan Pack.The Lycan Council resists my every move. Is love enough to end this war?
betraying her vikingsBETRAYING HER VIKINGS (NORSEMEN AVCADEMY BOOK 5) by Skye MacKinnon

Finally reunited, Hjalmar and Lainie could be the perfect couple, if only there weren’t Asger and the Archivist as well. She needs to make a decision, but how coul she ever decide between these men? One thing is for sure, with all three of them vying for her attention, focusing on her studies will be a an impossible challenge.

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bridal faireBRIDAL FAIRE (REALMS OF GLISTER BOOK 2) by Melisse Aires

Adler, a griffintaur, with the wings and feet of a griffin, is a student wizard. His father demands he find a bride at the country’s spring Bridal Faire.

This comes as a surprise to Adler, who still has a year of school left. But he dutifully makes the journey to the Faire.

He is terrible at wife wooing. The only girl he can talk to is the fruit seller, Ayperi. She is from a distant land, wears a turban and has a thick accent.

Then he sees her hag-like employer beating her. Why not ask her to be his wife?

Ayperi knows she must get away from the old woman and her evil son, who own her. They reek of dark magic, and she fears they have wicked plans for her. But she is a slave in a faraway land, working in an orchard and selling fruit in the city. She barely understands the language and has no resources or help to run away. She doesn’t even own shoes.

When the Bridal Faire brings young people from all over the country to town, Ayperi meets an intriguing young man with huge golden wings. His name is Adler, and he is in town to find a wife. When he rescues her during a beating from wicked Changa, she jumps at the chance to marry this stranger.

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burn keri arthurBURN (KINGDOMS OF EARTH AND AIR BOOK 3) by Keri Arthur

Nara Velez wakes in a prison pod with no idea how she got there. She quickly learns that things have drastically changed during the time she can’t remember—and not just with her situation. The Mareritt—an ancient enemy—now control most of Arleeon and treat her people little better than slaves.

Worse still, the Mareritt also control the drakkons.

Nara has no choice but to work with Kaiden Silva, the warrior she’s been chained to and a man who distrusts her deeply. But escaping the Mareritt is only the first of their problems; they soon discover their enemy is working on a brand-new weapon—one with the power to wipe out the last remaining free city in Arleeon, just as they’d wiped out the drakkon warriors of yesteryear.

If Nara is to have any hope of freeing Arleeon, she must first regain her memories and determine why they were restricted.

But in doing so, she might just unleash hell on the very people she is trying to save.

Because there is magic in her mind… and its source is Mareritt.

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druids portalDRUID’S PORTAL: THE SECOND JOURNEY by Cindy Tomamichel

Ethan—latest guardian of the Arwen pendant—finds his heritage of time travel a burden he can scarcely endure. Rowena—last of the line of Daman—is a soldier in the Celtic army, forced to perform deeds that haunt her. Both tormented by visions of the other, separated by barriers of time.

A time that should not exist.

Rowena flees the catastrophic end of her time but is trapped by an ancient family pact with an evil goddess. Desperate to save her, Ethan crosses over into her timeline, where his parents never met, and Daman—their greatest enemy—rules.
The past is ruled by a man who knows the future.

Thirty days to stop a goddess taking over her body. Thirty days to save his timeline. Together they will fight their way through an altered history to the dark past of Stonehenge.

But time is running out—for everyone.

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haunting of ghostsA HAUNTING OF GHOSTS (GHOSTLY INVESTIGATIONS BOOK 4) by Edward Kendrick

When Van and Gene, partners in life as well as in their writing, are murdered in what looks like a drive-by shooting, it’s up to Mike and Sage, as well as their four ghostie friends, to discover who was responsible.

Van and Gene had been researching two cold cases for their newest book at the time of their deaths. One was eleven years old, with three potential suspects for a girl’s murder. The other was more recent, involving the death of Jon Watts, one of their ghostie friends.

Can Mike, Sage, and the ghosts learn who killed Van and Gene so they can move on? And, more to the point, can Van and Gene help the others solve Jon’s murder? If they do, will Jon and his lover Brody finally move on, or will they remain with their friends, both ghost and human?

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half blood academy magic trialsHALF-BLOOD ACADEMY 1: MAGIC TRIALS by Meg Xuemei X

Rule #1: keep your head down and don’t mess with the four gorgeous demigods who rule the school.
But they messed with me first. They expected me to bow down like all the other mortals, and when I didn’t, they tried to make me pay.
Rule #2: When the demigods try to kill you, lie down and die.
But I never was good at following the rules. And when my forbidden power awakens, I’ll make them regret they tried to make me their bitch.

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gift of jacinthA GIFT OF JACINTH (WISHES AND DREAMS BOOK 2) by Allie McCormack

Veterinarian Douglas McCandliss considered himself an ordinary kinda guy with an ordinary kinda life. He had no idea why he’d bought the old silver teapot, and when a young woman appeared before him claiming to be a genie, he almost wished he hadn’t. If only she wasn’t so damned cute.

Ebullient and cheerful, Jacinth loved granting wishes and helping people. So she was thrilled when her teapot’s new owner, a single father with custody of two young children, asked her to stay until he could find a nanny. The problem was, the longer she stayed, the more she was attracted to Douglas, and she was certainly not willing to turn over care of Ben and little Molly to just anybody. But she was a 900 year old genie, and had no intention of falling in love with a mortal man. None whatsoever.

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enchantment unleashedENCHANTMENT UNLEASHED by Margaret L Carter

VS note: From mid May

When Vicki takes in a stray Saint Bernard, she has no way of knowing he is really a man under a dark spell. Stefan Rigatos was changed into a dog by a vengeful witch, to teach him a lesson about casually seducing women. Despite the curse, he finds affection he’s never experienced before—as Vicki’s temporary pet. But, for a few hours each night, Stefan reverts to human form and sets out to seduce Vicki. During their nights of passion and days of discovery, they develop deeper feelings for each other. Meanwhile, the witch who cursed him wants him back under her control, threatening to destroy Stefan and his newfound capacity for love.

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destiny of a warriorDESTINY OF A WARRIOR (LEGEND OF THE FENIAN WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Mary Morgan

As leader of the Fenian Warriors, Aidan Kerrigan’s accolades are many and his loyalty to the Fae unwavering. When an unexpected mission sends him to the human world and a chance encounter with Rose MacLaren, he’s tempted for the first time in his existence to discard duty and claim what is forbidden.

Rose MacLaren, a Society of the Thistle member, yearns to expand her botanical knowledge with her love of history. After her rescue by a handsome stranger, she is compelled to look beyond what her rational mind comprehends and unravel the secret of the standing stones, as well as the man who captivates her.

In a mystical world ruled by ancient laws and edicts, can a fierce warrior choose a path destined for love? And will a woman honoring the ways of the land believe in a myth only spoken of in legends? If they do, will their love be enough to defy death’s punishment?

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ill windAN ILL WIND (THE WITCHES OF CANYON ROAD BOOK 6) by Christine Pope

When warlock Tony Castillo picks up Cassandra Sandoval at the airport, the copper-haired witch brings his restless, aimless life into razor-sharp focus…and triggers a wince-inducing case of foot-in-mouth disease. Luckily, her cool, hazel-green gaze betrays not a flicker of answering attraction. Nope, Cassandra is all business. Which Tony can understand, given the magnitude of her task.

Cassandra has one job: retrieve the de la Paz grimoires from the heavily warded hiding place at Tony’s family home, conceal them with her unique shielding power, and immediately return them to her clan’s territory. Easy. Quick. No time for anything to go wrong, to give in to the temptation of a too-handsome warlock.

They find Tony’s mother unconscious and the grimoires missing, the only clue a slimy residue reeking of Escobar magic. As they race to get the dangerous books out of the wrong hands, Cassandra and Tony cross a few boundaries, break a few more rules, and find something neither expected — love. But if they fail, nothing will shield them, or the world as they know it, from unrelenting evil.

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prophecy layla heartPROPHECY (LUGHNASADH ELITE ACADEMY BOOK 1) by Layla Heart

Before her vital first cup of coffee in the morning, Litha finds out she’s a witch and is suddenly transported to a magical world she didn’t know existed. As if that wasn’t strange enough, it turns out that she’s prophesied to be queen and her parents only took her to the human world to protect her from those who want her dead. But now she’s at Lughnasadh Elite Academy and face to face with her four potential… kings?

It doesn’t help that all four princes are sexy and hot and make her insides squirm when she catches sight of them. There is Bane, the werewolf prince, all broody and with hair sticking up like he just got out of bed. Kit, the incubus prince, whose wicked smile melts anyone’s unmentionables. Rune, the dragon prince, protective and with muscles like he’s a moving mountain. And last, but definitely not least, Finn, the fae prince, quiet but intense, with eyes like a summer forest.

According to the prophecy, Litha will marry the true ruler of the four kingdoms. But having grown up human, in the human world, she has no idea where to start making sense of all of it, and the four princes pursuing her really don’t help with trying to figure it all out.

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curiousity layla heartCURIOUSITY (LUGHNASADH ELITE ACADEMY BOOK 2) by Layla Heart

As if being sent to a magical world she has no knowledge of wasn’t bad enough for Litha, she finds out that her parents have gone into hiding and that all the documents about her prophecy have been stolen.

The four princes, Bane, Kit, Rune and Finn, have sworn to protect her at all costs, but it seems that those costs may be higher than they expected, especially when some of them have their own battles to fight.

A trip to the headmaster’s office in the dead of night, followed by a very special breakfast is only the start of their new adventure together.

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lost childTHE LOST CHILD (AN ELEANOR MORGAN NOVEL BOOK 5) byAmy Cissell

Eleanor woke up naked, alone, and surrounded by fire weeks after opening the final gate and reconnecting Earth and Fae Plane. She quickly learns that although the bond she shares with Raj is still present, he hasn’t been seen since Finn staked him.

Her first priority is to find her lover, but Florence reminds her of the pledge she’d made when they’d met a year ago: to enter the Fae Plane to find the witch’s kidnapped and enslaved sister. They make their way to the Light Court, the throne of the man who claims to be Eleanor’s father. The Court proves more helpful and more treacherous than they could’ve imagined.

It’s impossible to determine where loyalties lie in a land where everyone must tell the truth. Will double-dealings and mistrust force Eleanor into a confrontation with the Dark Queen before she’s ready?

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sol and luneSOL AND LUNE BOOK 1 by Kathryn Moon

Born into a war almost as old as Sol and Lune themselves, Lumen, Lady of Fenn Manor has watched her family sacrifice for years at the altar of her country’s ambitions.

Alone and unprotected when the enemy army arrives on her doorstep, she faces two impossible choices: run north to her countrymen, or protect her home and bear the company of the temperamental General Westbrook.

As the army’s stay stretches on, Lumen learns what she’s willing to sacrifice and what cannot be surrendered. Westbrook isn’t the only man in the company interested in Lumen. There is Healer Brink who hides secrets as fiercely as feelings, and Gideon Jones who fights as fiercely as he loves.

Can Lumen survive the onslaught against her home, her honor, her heart? Only Mother Lune knows.

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enthrallENTHRALL (WHISPERS FROM THE BAYOU BOOK 3) by Sandra R Neeley

Vampires are often irresistibly sexy, powerful and misunderstood. Enthrall is all of those, and more. Being the leader of Whispers — a community of paranormals hidden deep within the south Louisiana swamps — is a difficult and lonely existence. He’s waited centuries to find his love, his mate. Then finally, when he’s all but given up, she’s there. Intelligent, beautiful and independent, she’s all he ever dreamed she’d be. He’s determined to sway her plans for the future, ensure that he’s the focus. There are just a couple of small problems. She has no idea he’s not human. And she’s dying, but she doesn’t even know it.

Felicity is an attorney at the top of her game. She’s fought her way to the top of a male-dominated profession and is proud to have finally achieved all her dreams. Along with that comes an executorship over Clara’s House — a shelter for women in need. She shares that position with the most alluring man she’s ever met. Despite her attempts to focus on her career, he haunts her dreams, steals her attention from anything other than himself. She’s decided she can have both. Until one evening she watches him from afar as he disappears before her eyes. He’s got secrets, and now she’s determined to find out what they are…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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tragic magicTRAGIC MAGIC (WARDS AND WANDS BOOK 3) by Rebecca Royce

Melanie Syed has seen a lot of things over the years from ancient witch possessions to man-stealing curses and wild magic coming alive, but she’s never actually gone head to head with her own path until it—or rather he calls her for her services as an attorney.

Elliot Boothe is the last scion of the Cursed family. His ancestors have all gone blind and mad, one by one, and now it’s his turn. Determined to end the curse with him, he’s avoided relationships and complications, but Melanie is the one thing he’s desperately needed—a friend.

It’s going to take a lot of legal and spell footwork for Melanie to get the answers Elliot needs, especially when she finds herself the target of assassination and Elliot offers her sanctuary. Can they save each other or was their love tragically cursed from the first?

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magic and misconductMAGIC AND MISCONDUCT (SLEEPY HOLLOW ACADEMY BOOK 1) by Zara Zenia

Life as a young witch isn’t easy, especially when the rest of your family is human.
Sleepy Hollow University is the place I can learn to control my powers and be among other supernaturals.
But academic competition isn’t the only kind I face.
With a fae, a vampire, a shifter, and a warlock who should be my enemy all vying for my attention, it’s hard to keep my head on academics.
I’m as inexperienced with matters of the heart as I am with magic.
And when one of my suitors is accused of murder, being afraid of what goes bump in the night takes on a whole new meaning.

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spread for the alphaSPREAD FOR THE ALPHA (THE RIDGE BROTHERS BEAR SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Olivia T Turner

I’m only in this small Montana town until the mechanic fixes my car.
That’s my plan, but apparently, the muscular naked guy outside has a different plan for me.
His dark eyes are full of possession as he stares down at me like I belong to him.
It’s like I fell into an alternate reality. It feels like I’m in Alice In Wonderland, the porno version.
He seems to be completely transfixed with my curves.
And he’s becoming more than a little obsessed with my body.
The body that has turned against me. It’s a traitor. It’s on Everett’s side now…(more blurb on ebook seller site…)

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Ddragons bountyRAGON’S BOUNTY (NIGHTFLAME DRAGONS BOOK 3) by Milly Taiden

Choosing to be a surrogate for an alien race wasn’t a hard decision for Katrina Paxton. Framed for a murder she didn’t commit, the former FBI agent had a choice between prison and becoming a mom. Helping to repopulate a dying planet sounded ideal to her.

Best friends for eons, the idea of sharing a female seemed perfectly natural to Daven and Shade. When they met Katrina, it was nothing short of miraculous. When horrible accusations from a past Daven doesn’t remember and can’t dispute threaten their hard-fought happily ever after, can Katrina convince him to let her in?

With his fate hanging in the balance and their bright future quickly becoming a distant memory, Katrina and Shade race against the clock to clear their stubborn, sullen alpha’s name or lose everything. And Katrina refuses to lose again.

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piece of merPIECE OF MER (HARET CHRONICLES: QILIN BOOK 5) by Laurel Chase

Time is running out to find the Qilin. We were thrown into Haret without a plan, and we have a lot of ground to cover. Allies would be nice, but not everyone is happy to see my team return. We’re finding more secrets than intel. Plus, I’m not allowed to shank my new mother-in-law, who definitely deserves a horn to the heart.

My guys are eager to share their home with me, but darkness seeps in everywhere we go. I’m ready for some serious sugar, as soon as we open the Path and save the two worlds.

Good thing I work best on my feet – all four of them. The problem is, we’re heading under the sea – where a tail is more useful than wings or hooves. This girl has a few more tricks to play, though.

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quarterback werebearQUARTERBACK WEREBEAR (JACKSON VALLEY SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by Candace Ayers and Kim Dyllon

Growing up on her dad’s ranch, Wesley Reed always regarded Chloe as a kid sister.
Until he didn’t.
One fateful night, he learned two terrifying facts—first, he is bear shifter, and second, Chloe is his mate.
Determined not to reveal either to her for fear of ruining her promising future, Wesley left Jackson Valley. For good.

Chloe Holt has had a crush on her dad’s ranch hand, Wesley, since she was eight years old. In her eyes, there has never been any boy that has even come close to Wesley.
She always hoped that one day she’d catch his eye—that one day he’d see her not as a girl, but as a woman.
That day never came. Instead, he disappeared—gone without so much as a goodbye.

Now, all these years later, fate has caused Chloe and Wesley to cross paths.
Will they finally get a chance to find happiness with one another?

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whiskey and wolvesWHISKEY AND WOLVES: BAD ALPHA DADS (SHIFTERS AND SINS BOOK 1) by Cecelia Lane

Five minutes ago it was just Jensen, a cheap drink, and the start of a brawl with members of a rival motorcycle gang intent on murdering him. He’s happy to let them try—until a former one night stand, Noelle, walks into the bar and pins him with a look of death, revealing they have a daughter.

A little girl with eyes like his, peering at him from behind her mother’s legs.

Five minutes ago he was a single wolf shifter. Now he has to sober up, alpha up, and protect the woman and child who are now a weapon his enemies can use to run him out of town.

It’s hard enough being a single mom, but a single mom to a growing wolf?
Her child’s father is back, an alpha wolf shifter with a bad boy edge. All she needs is for him to teach their daughter how to control her shifter nature. He’s nothing Noelle should want in a man—but everything she craves.

Only she didn’t know throwing down the gauntlet in a local bar would mean becoming the targets of the local motorcycle gang. Didn’t know their sizzling chemistry would morph into something deeper, something worth fighting for.

Jensen’s dog days are over. If he can’t shield his mate and daughter from the heat, they’ll all burn.

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bound through timeBOUND THROUGH TIME: PAST (A VIKING BROTHERS NOVEL BOOK 1) by Twyla Turner

Elliot Allen has known nothing but loss in her life. Becoming an orphan twice over, she has no one and fills her lonely days living vicariously through the adventurous stories of love in the historical romance novels she adores. Little does she know that a trip to visit the Scandinavian lands once occupied by Vikings would catapult her back nearly one-thousand years in the past like a heroine in one of her favorite books.

Thorin is the newest chieftain of his clan after the unexpected death of his eldest brother. Used to life as the baby brother, he’s done nothing but chase skirts and glory in battle. Is he really ready to lead an entire village? And would anyone try to challenge his seat as the leader of the richest clan on Iceland?

Just as Thorin attempts to find his way as the chieftain, a mysterious woman with skin of bronze and hair as dark as night is dragged before him. Now as his captive, her beauty sets his blood on fire. Her spirit challenges him at every turn. And his weakness for her threatens his precarious place as chieftain.

Ellie’s fear of losing those she loves, jealousy and danger lurking around every corner, and being from two different worlds could rip them apart.

Will Ellie stay? Or will she be forced to return to her own time?

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cursed lisa carlisleCURSED (UNDERGROUND ENCOUNTERS BOOK 0) by Lisa Carlisle

Never cross a witch.
Gargoyle shifter Lucan is finding that out the hard way. What he thought was a fling turns out to be the mistake of a lifetime when he discovers she’s bats**t crazy.
And has cursed him with dark magic.
Not only Lucan, but his brothers, Danton and Mattias as well. The vengeful witch locks them in stone and clouds their memories.
She has stolen their free will. How will they cope with the curse?

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watxher unfeignedWATCHER UNFEIGNED (WATCHERS OF THE GRAY BOOK 7) by JL Madore

In the shadowed streets of Toronto, there exists a garrison of soldiers like no other—nine immortal warriors, half-Archangel/half-human, living unknown amongst the city, defending humanity from the Daemons of the Hell realm. After millennia of death and violence, Lady Divinity has granted them reward for their servitude, a gift that makes her mighty warriors stronger than ever—Love.

Brennus, the ancient Celt, is living the life, thankful that his sexual preference gives him a pass on the whole Nephilim mating madness. His mistake is thinking Lady Divinity defines love. His reward is finding out what true courage is—allowing two hearts to become one.

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love of magickLOVE OF MAGICK: THE PENTAMOROUS KEY BOOK 3 by Trillian Black

Just as I’m falling in love, everything else is falling apart. The Pentamorous Spell—the ancient magick that will bind four amazing men to me for eternity, and endow us all with incredible powers—can’t be completed yet. One of my mates is missing, and the rest of us are being hunted across time and dimensions by an incomparable evil, determined to destroy any chance we have at happiness.

But, I won’t let that happen. I don’t care what risks I have to take, or what sacrifices must be made. I’ll pay the ultimate price if I have to, to keep the men I love safe.

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malachiteMALACHITE (THE BROTHERHOOD OF OMARR BPOOK 4) by Michelle Notaro and Sammi Cee

Malachite~I have a wonderful life. I have no room to complain; between my brothers and their new mates, this is the most alive our home has felt since my parents died. Unfortunately, all of them being mated is making me miserable. When it was just the four of us, it was us against the world. Now they’re paired up and it’s only me and my dragon, Kesia. Until I happen to walk into the Overlord’s Lair and I see him: Quentin. Mine. Mate. As much as I want to win him over without telling him I’m a dragon rider and we’re mates—which I know he’d love—I’m not sure I can. The minute I’m around him I act like an idiot.

Quentin~Every time the goofy guy walks into my store, he brightens my day, and I look forward to his daily visits. There’s just something about him that draws me to him, to the point he leaves me pining after him the moment he’s gone. But the thing is, I can tell he’s hiding something, and my wild imagination is coming up with the craziest explanations of the secrets he’s keeping. Maybe he’s a vampire that’s come to whisk me away—ridiculous, right? But a guy can dream. And I’ve definitely been dreaming of that big, muscular man wrapping me in his arms at night.

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storm and furySTORM AND FURY (THE HARBINGER SERIES BOOK 1) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed.

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any witch way but goodeANY WITCH WAY BUT GOODE (UNLUCKY VALLEY BOOK 2) by Michelle M Pillow

The Garden Gnome Bed and Breakfast might be a new kooky weekend getaway spot, but for Lily Goode the inheritance represents the promise of a stable future for her and her siblings. Unfortunately, the house isn’t the only thing she inherited. The Bed and Breakfast also comes equipped with witchy Aunt Polly, troublesome garden gnomes, a town that hates her, newfound magical powers that misfire, and a werewolf boyfriend she shouldn’t have asked to move in with her.

When a guest is found dead during her grand opening, Lily knows she has to solve the mystery of what happened before the B&B is closed forever.

Lucky for her Aunt Polly is here to help save the day.

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rise ellen goodlettRISE (RULE BOOK 2) by Ellen Goodlett

Sisters Akeylah, Ren, and Zofi are all a step closer to their dying father’s throne, a step closer to the crown that will allow one of them to rule over Kolonya. But the sisters’ pasts continue to haunt them. Each hides a secret marked with blood and betrayal, and now their blackmailer is holding nothing back. When King Andros discovers the sisters’ traitorous pasts, the consequences will shake the entire kingdom to its core.
As Kolonya’s greatest threat stalks closer and closer, weaving a web of fear and deceit around Ren, Zofi, and Akeylah, even the people they love are under suspicion. If the sisters are going to survive, they’ll have to learn to trust each other above all else and work together, not only to save themselves, but to protect everyone and everything they hold dear.
a name like justiceA NAME LIKE JUSTICE (THE SECRET GODS SERIES) by G Bailey
Karma isn’t just my name, it’s also my job
Only, my job got me into a lot of trouble which ended up with me in prison, and now no one can save me.
Turns out there is a few secrets that I didn’t know… 
Now all the secrets are out, and the world as I know it is changed forever.
The higher gods take me as their prisoner, and it’s not just me they take to play games with.
My family, my best friend and my gods are all on the line. I’ve already lost one friend, I won’t lose another.
If I don’t win the games, everyone I love dies.
So, I will not lose. 

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badari warriors babyVS: Reminder of my latest release: BADARI WARRIOR’S BABY:MEGAN AND MATEER (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 8) 

Dr. Megan Garrison, mate to the Badari Warrior pack’s senior enforcer Mateer, is perilously close to the due date of their baby when she’s kidnapped by human malcontents in Sanctuary Valley. The kidnappers threaten to harm her and intend to ransom the half human-half Badari child to the evil Khagrish scientists in return for their own lives.

Mateer and his fellow Badari launch a desperate effort to save his mate and child but the situation is made more complicated as Megan goes into labor. Can they rescue her in time to save mother and child?

A 25K word novella…

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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 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.

 

 

New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday June 5

badari warriors babyI have another new release to report too!

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

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BADARI WARRIOR’S BABY: MEGAN AND MATEER (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 8) by Veronica Scott

Dr. Megan Garrison, mate to the Badari Warrior pack’s senior enforcer Mateer, is perilously close to the due date of their baby when she’s kidnapped by human malcontents in Sanctuary Valley. The kidnappers threaten to harm her and intend to ransom the half human-half Badari child to the evil Khagrish scientists in return for their own lives.

Mateer and his fellow Badari launch a desperate effort to save his mate and child but the situation is made more complicated as Megan goes into labor. Can they rescue her in time to save mother and child?

A 25K word novella…

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wolf rain naliniWOLF RAIN (PSY CHANGELING TRINITY BOOK 3) by Nalini Singh

VS Note: I’ve had this pre-ordered for forever. I love this series!!! She’s one of my autobuy authors…

Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated existence…until she comes face-to-face with a wolf. Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory knows that her ‘gift’ is nothing so bright. It is a terrible darkness that means she will always be hunted.

But Memory is free now and she intends to live. A certain growly wolf can just deal with it. Alexei prefers to keep his packmates at bay, the bleak history of his family a constant reminder that mating, love, hope is not for him. But Memory, this defiant and fearless woman who stands toe-to-toe with him awakens the most primal part of his nature–and soon, he must make a choice: risk everything or lose Memory to a murderous darkness that wants to annihilate her from existence.

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ice planet honeymoonICE PLANET HONEYMOON: VEKTAL AND GEORGIE by Ruby Dixon

VS Note: A novella.

What happens after happily ever after? Quite a bit, actually. Georgie and Vektal are mated, but Georgie has a few things on her mind before she settles into her new life…
Why not have a honeymoon?
This story is an extended epilogue for Ice Planet Barbarians and is for readers who want a little more of their favorite couple. Don’t start here! Start with book one, Ice Planet Barbarians.

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handling the hybridHANDLING THE HYBRID: A KINDRED TALES NOVEL (BRIDES OF THE KINDRED) by Evangeline Anderson

Tandy has a big problem. She stands to inherit a huge estate and the title of her late aunt but in order to prove herself worthy of the exulted position and the money that comes with it, Tandy must train her first slave. And the slave she is given to train is huge—a muscular Hybrid Kindred with rage dancing in his mismatched eyes and fangs long enough to tear her throat out. How can she possibly subdue such a massive male without losing her life? Then Tandy has an idea—in the dead of night she steals down to her new slave’s cell to offer him a deal.

Quid-pro-quo…

Vrox is enraged to be stuck in this situation. Captured by accident, he is determined to kill whoever tries to enslave him and escape at the first opportunity. But then the curvy little female who bought him offers him a deal—if he will pretend that she has mastered him, she will give him his freedom along with a generous settlement. Vrox is intrigued by the deal but he puts his own spin on the bargain. Whatever Tandy does to him by day to prove that she is a true Mistress, he is allowed to do to her by night, in the privacy of her quarters—including any kind of sexual punishment or mastery.

Feeling she has no choice, Tandy agrees to the huge Hybrid’s terms—never expecting to lose her heart. She thinks Vrox cares for her too, but when the huge Kindred escapes and she is left to face the consequences of their deception alone, she fears that her life is over. Will she survive after…Handling the Hybrid?

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traitors codeTRAITOR’S CODE: FREELANCER 1 (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 3) by Jane Killick

When a dying fugitive begs Cassy to protect a stolen code, she becomes custodian of a secret which could save humanity.

Cassy, a freelance spaceship captain, battles pirates and evades jail as she works to unravel the mystery of the code taken from the Fertillan royal family. Pursuing her, Prince Stephen of the Fertillan Guard delves deeper into her past and discovers someone protecting Cassy from behind the scenes.

Drawn closer together by the investigation, Cassy learns why the Fertillan royal family fears the secrets hidden inside the code and why the fugitive risked everything to steal it. Torn between her love for the prince and the promise of saving humanity, she must choose the dangerous path or betray her own conscience.

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rebel bornREBEL BORN (SECONDBORN BOOK 3) by Amy A Bartol

Roselle St. Sismode is many things: victim of a conspiracy, unwilling host of an ever-evolving mind algorithm, spy for a rebel army, and heir to the Fate of Swords. As a warrior, she’s also the anticipated main event at the Secondborn Trials. When the opening ceremonies erupt in chaos, Roselle is abducted by a sadistic agent with a diabolical plan: transform Roselle into a mind-controlled assassin to topple society. But a rogue scientist has implanted Roselle with a genius technology that is far more powerful. It renders her untouchable. Faster. Stronger. And maybe immortal.

With her enhanced abilities come the highest stakes yet, as Roselle confronts shifting realities at every turn as well as her own mother’s stunning betrayal. Racing against time with a determined resistance group, can Roselle overthrow the forces of destruction and reclaim the most valuable of commodities—her humanity?

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mordjanMORDJAN (CYBORG WARRIORS BOOK 5) by Immortal Angel

As leader of the Siirtian defense force, Mordjan has seen his army destroyed and his people decimated by the Ardaks. Haunted by nightmares and plagued by failing tech, he can’t see a way for his people to survive the next invasion.

Fayelle was the lead healer at the elven realm of Garthurian when the Ardaks released the Red Death. The elven magic failed her then, and her people were slowly dying until the cyborgs brought back a cure they made with their technology. Now for a second time the elves can’t get their crystals to work. With time running out, they are faced with a terrible realization – perhaps they’ll have to rely on technology to succeed.

In a last effort to save their world, the cyborgs and elves team up on a mission to find the Ardak Resistance Force, choosing Mordjan and Fayelle to lead it. It’s a race across space and a race against time that will test the very limits of who they are and what they believe.

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hero codeHERO CODE (STAR KINGDOM BOOK 3) by Lindsay Buroker

Casmir Dabrowski is finally heading back to his home world, determined to gain an audience with the queen and convince her to tell him the secret of his genes. But the terrorists who have been sending robot assassins after him are still there—and still want him dead.

As soon as he lands, the trouble starts. His best friend is whisked off by Royal Intelligence, his new ally walks him into a trap, and he learns the queen isn’t in the city.

But the king is.

Casmir finds himself face to face with the man who has the power to wave a hand and have him and everyone he loves tortured, imprisoned, or even slain. King Jager isn’t pleased with the role Casmir played in keeping Fleet warships from claiming an ancient technology for the Kingdom.

If Casmir can’t convince Jager that he’s worth keeping around, he could lose everything and everyone he cares about.

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foresworn hopeFORESWORN HOPE (SHIFTING ALLIANCES BOOK 7) by Severine Wolfe

Taka Ogata had one goal and that was to get back to Earth and her Laurel. It didn’t matter that she didn’t know how to fly, or where she was in the universe, her path was unswerving, to the point where she always had a guard assigned to her to keep her from killing herself in the attempt. She had suffered greatly from The Accord and wanted nothing to do with it. Everything in her was desperate to get back home.

Oras had seen Taka walking into the room at his friend’s house and immediately knew she was his bond mate. When she attempted to steal a state-of-the-art shuttle, he could not let her harm herself, and he agrees to take her back to Earth, putting his career and life at risk.

Taka trusts no one, so Oras is fighting a losing battle from the very beginning. They must both confront what has happened to her when they face her ultimate goal even foreswearing promises he’s made. The only promise he will not foreswear is to protect her to the very end.

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kiss on kaidavaA KISS ON KAIDAVA (THE MATE INDEX BOOK 6) by S J Sanders

Cara has been looking forward to her happily ever after. With no living family, it is all she has wanted for years and she thought she found it with the love of her life, Ben. When Ben has to go away on a business trip to Kaidava, her fantasies of a perfect life and the image of the man she was to marry quickly begin to unravel when Ben comms confessing that he fell in love with a local Kadesh female. To get the man she wants back Cara will do anything, even break Earth laws by illegally leaving the planet and teaming up with an unscrupulous Kadesh male to get him back.
Lerix has had it with romance. Disgusted with the whole concept, he left his homeworld as a youth on a presumed mating quest to find his mate. After revolutions of getting by as a bodyguard supplemented with thievery, he is eager to return back home. The only catch is that he has to find a temporary stand in mate to get him back on Kaidava. When his plans fall through, he happily finds himself in the company of a female human also eager to make her way planet-side, to chase after a male of all things. He makes her a bargain, pose as his mate and he will help her get him back.
Traveling through Kaidava as they hunt for Ben, they also find themselves the hunted when the jewels Lerix stole from his previous client puts an elite guard and assassins on their trail. To make matters worse, as time passes in her company, Lerix becomes more certain that Cara is his mate.

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unexpected angelUNEXPECTED ANGEL (MARKS MERCENARIES BOOK 2) by N J Walters

Angelina Astoferus is on the run from her uncle, who wants to marry her off as part of a business deal. Her only hope is to find a spaceship to escape on—and a man willing to take her virginity, since her being pure is part of the deal. A desperate escape attempt leads her to the loading docks of the planet Oasis, where she spies Amos. Captivated by him, when the opportunity to sneak on board his ship arises, she takes it.

When Amos Marks discovers a stowaway on his ship, he knows she is big trouble. He and his brothers don’t need two dangerous enemies—her powerful uncle and the jilted warrior from Gravas—but Amos can’t turn his back on her. He decides to help her with her outlandish plan, but neither of them expects that the physical connection between them will lead to so much more.

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kis redemptionKI’S REDEMPTION (AN ALIEN EXCHANGE BOOK 3) by Keri Kruspe

Sherrilyn Marie Cantor firmly believes success doesn’t come to those who sit around and wait for it to show up; it takes determination, discipline, and hard work. At thirty-four, she has it all – a successful business and more money than she can spend until a jealous partner sets her up and frames her for stealing trade secrets. She loses everything and faces a twenty-year federal prison sentence. When an unexpected offer to find “love among the stars” comes her way, she doesn’t hesitate to escape her unjust fate and leaves Earth forever.

A Zerin descended from a secretive line of dragon shapeshifters, M’alalu (Ki) Ki E’eur ignores the fact he’s living a half-life. Broken from childhood guilt for the murder of his parents and six-year-old sister, he silently goes through the motions of everyday life. A former mercenary and friend of the crown prince of Zerin, Ki absorbs a debt his prince intended to take. He’s expendable; the prince isn’t. Now he’s in the crosshairs of a power-hungry despot determined to overthrow the current democratic galactic government.

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black dragonBLACK DRAGON (BYZANTIUM BOOK 1) by Vijaya Schartz

A gambler is cheating in a den of the Byzantium space station, and Lieutenant Zara Frankel intends to catch him in the act. She always gets her man, but this one could prove more than she can handle.
Captain Czerno Drake, code name Black Dragon, has come under cover to break his innocent uncle from the most secure penitentiary in the galaxy, on the Byzantium space station. He will stop at nothing to succeed, even enrolling the help of Zara, the lovely straight arrow GTA enforcer. When Zara realizes that she’s been duped by a shrewd but seductive rebel, her reaction surprises everyone, most of all herself.

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primal possessionPRIMAL POSSESSION (ALPHAS OF SANDOR BOOK 1) by Tabitha Black

Despite being born an Omega, I refused to spend my life in a facility, waiting for a suitable Alpha to claim me as his. Instead, with the help of my family, I broke the law, hiding among the Betas, trying to live a normal life. I enjoyed five years of freedom… then they caught me.

Now I’ve been chosen by Arius, the second most powerful Alpha in Sandor. The moment my scent reached him, overcome by the rut, he had to take me. As his mate, I can have anything my heart desires – anything he has the power to give.
The only thing I don’t have is a choice.

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break the moldBREAK THE MOLD (MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE BOOK 3) by Viola Grace

Lucky was holding the bomb that blew the staff of Adaptation Base to pieces. Instead of suffering from the blast, the acid in the device consumed her soft tissues.
From the moment she came out of medical on a new base, she has been working to assist the cyborgs of the base with customizing the fit and flex of their new adaptations. When her friends come for her, she is relieved, but the station isn’t interested in parting with her quite that easily. The resulting hostilities drive some wedges in the two factions, but a Splice attack has everyone seeing sense in no time.
Nervous around human men, her friends assign Lucky a bodyguard with large wings and rainbow eyes. He is polite, charming, a biologist, and very attentive. If he plays his cards right, he just might get Lucky.

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alien selectionALIEN SELECTION: AN ALIEN INVASION STORY by Honey Phillips

No one has ever valued Lauren. Betrayed by both her father and her ex-husband, she has learned to keep her head down and live day to day. When she is saved from a vicious attack by a strange horned being, she wants to believe his promise of safety – but how can she?

T’saran’s once promising career in the Yehrin fleet was destroyed when he succumbed to the lures of a manipulative female. Now he is assisting with the preparations to invade Earth in the hope of regaining his lost honor. But instead of completing his mission, he is compelled to save a fragile human female. He wishes only to rescue her – but his commander has other plans.

Can T’saran give up everything for a chance at an uncertain future? Can Lauren find the inner strength to help them both?

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mated to the alien warriors juno wellsMATED TO THE ALIEN WARRIORS by Juno Wells

Hannah joined the CIA for adventure and excitement. Being accepted should have been the greatest day of her life.
Then she finds out that she’s being sent into space. An observer, a data gatherer because first contact has been made with an alien race.
The old questions are answered, we’re not alone in the universe, and Hannah has a front row seat. The view from that seat is stunning. The aliens are sexy and she had no idea they were holding a contest in her honor. No, not in her honor, FOR her. The winning team gets her as the prize. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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her cold blooded mercenaryHER COLD BLOODED MERCENARY (LEVEKK INVADERS NOOK 3) by Lea Linnett

Taz has always fought; for herself as a child, for her sister as an adult, and for her people as a rebel. And the levekk–the aliens who invaded her planet centuries earlier–have always been her enemy.

So when her leader hires a levekk mercenary from off-planet, Taz knows she can’t trust him. It’s bad enough that he’s a mercenary, but with his wandering eyes and teasing tongue, it’s obvious he’s the worst kind of levekk: a tourist.

But there are humans missing from New Chicago, and Kamanek is the only one who’ll help her get them back. If she wants to keep fighting for her people, she might have to ask the very alien she should hate the most for help–one who makes her blood boil in more ways than one.

Kamanek is on the run and desperate–why else would he come to a fringe planet with such archaic laws about who he’s allowed to take to his bed? But CL-32 does have its perks…

And the fiery human who greeted him with a blade to the face might just be the greatest one. She’s as explosive as fireworks and hot enough to burn, but he’s been trained from childhood to keep his attachments skin-deep. Skin and scales can heal, after all.

But the feelings she awakens in him are dangerous–more dangerous than anything his life as a mercenary can throw at him–and if they run deep enough, they might just be fatal.

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zylonns human brideZYLONN’S HUMAN BRIDE (TARRKUAN MASTERS BOOK 1) by Sue Lyndon

Nova doesn’t want to leave home, but she doesn’t have a choice. The dome-cities on Earth need reactor material and the Tarrkuans are willing to provide it–in exchange for a steady supply of fertile human females, that is. Chosen by her own people, Nova must leave Earth and become the bride of a huge, fierce-looking alien named Zylonn.

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taking his captiveTAKING HIS CAPTIVE (ZALARYNN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Viki Storm

ORLON -My mission is to rescue the human female captive. An awful lot of trouble to go through for one measly human, but she’s supposedly our last chance to win a desperately hopeless war.
Turns out there’s a problem. A big one.
The moment I see her, tied up and abused, I sense her strength, her beauty, her soul–and I know that she’s not any ordinary captive.
She’s my captive now. But she’s more than that: she’s my mate.
I don’t care what my orders are, there’s no way I’m putting her in harm’s way, even if it means risking the entire planet…

SUSE – I’ve been captured and sold enough times to know never to trust anyone–especially a huge, barbaric alien who tells me to be quiet and obey his orders.
And he even has the nerve to say he’s rescuing me. Yeah right. I’m not stupid enough to fall for that.
He won’t tell me why he took me or where we’re going. And that scares me. Especially because, little does he know, I’m the one who started this war.

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b girlB-GIRL: A DARK SCIFI ALIEN ROMANCE by Morgan Trinity

Over a hundred years ago an alien species we call Ophidians crashed on Earth drowning over ninety percent of the landmass in water. The aliens wasted no time in conquering humanity and ruling over us from the high towers of the sanctuary cities scattered all over the world. These cities were our only refuge from the raging seas below. To live here, we had to submit to our alien overlords or drown.

Welcome to the City of Sanctum, one of the dark cities where danger lurked in every shadow and one wrong turn or a bad deal could be the end of you.
Why did I come here?
Oh, yeah… my father was sick, and I needed a lot of money.

Together with my team, we stole a very important piece of tech, selling this thing would have set us up for life! Now they held my friends’ prisoner, and I am left with no other choice but to take my place on the auction block to attempt a rescue. The goal was simple: Slip into the auction and get my friends out of there.
I wasn’t expecting anyone to buy me.
But someone did.
The Alien Prince of Sanctum himself.
The man I robbed.

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breakoutBREAKOUT by A M Rose

VS Note: Scifi with a bit of romantic elements but sounds exciting.

Six days.That’s the amount of time until Lezah’s execution.

She’ll die never knowing what got her locked up in that godforsaken prison in the first place. Her only chance of survival is to escape. Except the monitoring bracelet that digs into her wrist, the roaming AI, and the implant in her neck make freedom close to impossible.

Her best chance is to team up with the four other inmates who are determined to break out, even if one of them is beyond gorgeous, annoying—oh, and in for murder. But he has a secret of his own. One that could break Lezah if she finds out, but could also set him free.

Figuring out how to work with him and the rest of this mismatched group of criminals is the only way Lezah will survive to see the outside world again. But nothing in this prison is as it seems. And no one.

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cosmic keeperCOSMIC KEEPER by Stella Cassy

I was taken from Earth to be sold at auction. I was confused and lost. Now I am left relying on the help of an extremely sexy and chiseled, dragon-man who seems to be amused by me.
I can’t trust him; I am no fool. I heard the others talking. He is just looking to gain first commander in their army. Why would he want to help me out?
It doesn’t matter. I am going to escape, even if I must go through the one alien who seems to be on my side.

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cosmic loverCOSMIC LOVER (DRAGON SCALES BOOK 3) by Stella Cassy

Trapped on the Pax planet, I quickly learned that I was disposable as the next slave.
Everything was going wrong until HE showed up.
Dashel, the youngest co-commander of the Hielsrane fleet. He is strong and hot but also gentle and nice. It seems he has taken a liking to me. Well I know the feeling is mutual…
But he is still inexperienced on the battlefield. And with a raging war, and everything on the line, will he really give up everything we have built just to prove he is worthy to his upper command?

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ruin ce;lia lorenRUIN: ARDAN K’IR (VAXILLIUS GALAXY EPIC) by Celia Loren

Pria – Found abandoned as a young girl by a trader who immediately recognized her beauty and sold her into slavery, Pria was destined to spend the rest of her days at a notorious concubine training facility on the planet Arca, waiting to be bought.
She was taught many secrets of the sexual arts, how to be unwaveringly subservient, and above all, how to please her future masters.
But nothing could really have prepared Pria for the day of her purchase…to be the play thing for a savage gladiator they call “Ruin”.

Ruin – Growing up in the slums of a pirate planet, his prostitute mother left him an orphan to fend for himself. He fought to survive, often killing whoever stood in his way of food and resources. Eventually conscripted into the rebel resistance, Ruin went on to become a great fighter pilot until his squadron was destroyed in battle and he was captured and sent to the Grange, a gladiatorial arena on the space city of Harcos.
His days are spent in the fighting pits, slaying rare and horrific beasts from far away galaxies. His nights are spent in the company of beautiful concubines.
There is no man or beast in the Vaxilius Galaxy that Ruin fears…but he may have finally met his match with the concubine waiting in his cell tonight.

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rogues taleROGUE’S TALE (ROGUE STAR BOOK 7) by Ava York

Trust doesn’t come easy to me. Sweet words don’t mean a thing.
So why do I feel like I could lean on his broad golden shoulders, and he’ll catch me?Yeah, I know. I’ve got a  reputation as the b*tch of the Rogue Star. Angry, snappish Xyla, who’d rather argue than eat. I don’t trust anyone else to look out for me.  I learned that lesson young. But Gallus doesn’t expect anything. He’s just there. Waiting. Watching. With a gaze that makes my blood heat. Words are weapons. And stories can spark a rebellion. When it’s time to stop running and start fighting, maybe I’ve found my one true ally. Even if it’s against the rest of the crew.

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saving veritySAVING VERITY: A STEAMPUNK ROMANTIC MYSTERY  (EXPERIMENTS IN LOVE AND STEEL BOOK 1) by Alleyne Dickens

The Soul-Catcher – Reclusive inventor Verity Calvert discovered a secret way to animate artificial bodies with captured souls. Once she has the means to perpetually power those bodies, she can propel her mechanical horses to worldwide fame. Or create something much more lethal. Her quest for a rare mineral to complete the battery brings her face to face with a clever detective over the body of a dead man.

The Detective – When a customs agent is murdered in his warehouse, Scotland Yard assigns their best. Despite his perfect record, Detective Inspector Jacob Howell has grown cynical investigating the dark side of London, until he crosses paths with the brilliant and unexpectedly compassionate inventress. He senses she’s the key to this mystery, but to solve the case he must find her again in the overcrowded city.

The Killer – Someone has learned Verity’s secrets. Someone willing to kill to stop her. Can Howell convince her to trust him before the murderer takes her life and her soul?

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king of ruinKING OF RUIN (LORDS OF SIDHE BOOK 1) by May Sage

After the seven lords of Sidhe are massacred in one day, the thrones of the fae realm pass down to their heirs.
The Iron Circle remains leaderless, as its true lord lives in another world.
The nobles of the realm will find the heir, and they will destroy him.
Or her.
West, in the Silver Circle, a new lord has taken the throne.
A warrior who never hesitates to crush ants for the good of the world.
A man whose rule will change the fate of their realms.
Melpomene has never known where she came from, and after centuries, she’s stopped caring.
Until the fae take her, dragging her to a land where bloodlines and power is everything.
To survive, she needs to embrace the monster buried inside.

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felixFELIX (CLUB CRIMSON BOOK 4) by Terry Bolryder

Felix doesn’t mind that most people don’t look beyond his beautiful, charming exterior. He doesn’t care if people know him as the frivolous ’Fifi’ or as the deadly assassin ‘Darkness’. There was only one woman he wanted to share all of himself with, and losing her made him lock down his heart. But when she shows up again, like a ghost, all he wants is to grab hold of her and never let her go.

Diana has only one need: vengeance. The only man she loved is responsible for her downfall, and she’s not stopping until she makes him pay. But from the second she finds him, things get complicated. She should be stabbing him, but all she wants to do is press up against his incredible body and let him kiss all her problems away. Just one more time. Then another. Until the past fades away in his arms.

As Felix reunites with Diana, the connection between them is more powerful than ever before, showing in every kiss, every touch, every heated whisper in the dark. But even if they can let the past go and be together, someone more dark and sinister than they can imagine is watching, ready to tear them apart.

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give up the ghostGIVE UP THE GHOST (NOT DEAD YET BOOK 2) by Jenn Burke

Immortal not-ghost Wes Cooper and his vampire partner, Hudson Rojas, have it all—rewarding private investigation work, great friends and, most important, a love that’s endured. But ever since Wes sent a demon screaming back to the beyond, his abilities have grown overpowering and overwhelming. He’s hiding the fact that he’s losing control the best he can, but it’s hard to keep anything a secret for long when your partner’s a former cop…and especially when your partner’s a former cop who wants to move in together.

When all hell literally breaks loose in Toronto and superstrength ghosts are unleashed on Wes and his friends, he and Hudson are thrown into a case unlike any they’ve seen before. To save the city, Wes needs to harness his new power…and find some answers. But when he gets them, the solution to fix it all could mean losing everything.

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crown of contemptCROWN OF CONTEMPT (THE NOVI NAVARRO CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Emigh Cannaday

Novi Navarro’s life hangs in the balance after being sentenced to serve in the Temple of the Chimera. The Prioress in charge seems intent on breaking not only her spirit, but the spirit of every living thing within those impenetrable walls. When a chance encounter leads to an unexpected friendship with one of the sacred creatures inside, she discovers a new reason to go on.

Betrayed by his own blood, Prince Fallon has given up on his family, but he hasn’t given up on his dreams of a better world–preferably one with Novi by his side. When he presents her with three different choices of how her fate will unfold, Novi must decide which path to take…and there will be no turning back.

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nurse for the wolfmanA NURSE FOR THE WOLFMAN (CHIMERA SECRETS BOOK 1) by Eve Langlais

The job offer is a dream come true. Three times her usual salary. Free meals and a suite. The only catch? Margaret can’t tell anyone about it.
Hidden in the Rockies, the clinic is well protected and…odd. It doesn’t take her long to realize the doctors and scientists are up to no good. Especially once she meets Luke.
Her patient is an angry man who used to be a soldier. Now, he’s something else. A savage beast with gentle eyes that glow green when he’s agitated.
What has he become?
And will she be next?

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twisted susi hawkeTWISTED (ALPHABITS BOOK 5) by Susi Hawke and Crista Crown

Patton Ryder has always taken pride in the differences between him and his twin brother, Ozzy. But now that Ozzy is mated and has a growing family, Patton is starting to realize that maybe being completely different isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Axel Wilson is extremely protective of his former street crew, a bunch of child thieves who are under the care of his mentor, Saul Hagin. But Saul is dead, and Saul’s mate Ira has dollar signs where his heart should be. Not knowing what else to do, Axel makes a call for help, not realizing that his problem is going to land smack dab in front of the Alphabits, and drop him right on top of his true mate’s lap…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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before the broken starBEFORE THE BROKEN STAR (THE EVERMORE CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Emily R King

Everley Donovan is living on borrowed time. The lone survivor of her family’s unexplained assassination, she was saved by an ingeniously crafted clockwork heart. But the time she was given won’t last forever. Now, every tick-tock reminds her how fragile her existence is and hastens her quest to expose Killian Markham, the navy admiral who shattered her world and left her for dead. But Everley’s hunt for justice will be a long and hard-won voyage.

Her journey takes her to a penal colony on a cursed isle, where she will be married off and charged to build the new world. It is here, and beyond, that hidden realms hide, treasures are unearthed, her family secrets are buried, and young love will test the strength of her makeshift heart. When Everley discovers Markham may not be who he seems, her pursuit for truth is bound to his redemption, her tragic history, and her astonishing destiny.

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trialsTRIALS (ACADEMY OF UNPREDICTABLE MAGIC BOOK 2) by Sadie Moss

I survived my first semester at the Academy of Unpredictable Magic. Apparently, the universe took that as a challenge…For years, Unpredictables have been brushed aside by the rest of the magical community. Now people are starting to pay attention—and I’m not entirely sure that’s a good thing.
I’ve always been content to fly under the radar, but now that we’ve been invited to participate in the Inter-academy Trials, the entire school will be in the spotlight.
As if trying to sort out my feelings for the four insanely gorgeous men who all want to date me wasn’t enough, now I’m juggling magical games, deadly plots, unexpected allies, and notoriety I never asked for.
All right, second semester. Do your worst.

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night surrenderNIGHT SURRENDER (NIGHT WOLVES BOOK 3) by Godiva Glenn

Lone wolves aren’t satisfied wolves.This is a lesson Wyatt has learned the hard way. After pissing off his would-be mate and picking a fight—and losing—to his friend and mentor, Wyatt takes off. He throws himself into his mission, running between the many lupine packs scattered through the States, solving problems and offering assistance where he can.

But he keeps going back to where it all went wrong. A little city where he found his true self, and hated what was revealed. Except now, every time he visits he’s drawn closer to the charms of a human woman named Nancy.

She’s everything he doesn’t need. I mean hell, she’s human. He needs a spirited wolf to keep him interested. She’s just a bookkeeper who likes museums and art. So why can’t he leave her alone?

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shadow touchedSHADOW TOUCHED (THE VEIL KEEPER BOOK 1) by Harper Wylde

My name is Lorn, and I’m a witch. Or at least, I thought I was.
Turns out, things aren’t always what they seem.
My magic has always been different from others of my kind—untamed. Something to hide, even in my own world, along with my monster-filled dreams and odd ‘episodes.’
When my entire life is turned upside down with a single drop of blood, the mysterious magick I’ve been trying to hide finally catches up to me.
Deserted and stranded on my own, four strangers offer me asylum and a place to call home. At least, for now.
With the help of Dason, Chayton, Axel, and Kota, I’m discovering the truth about myself as my past and my future collide. The world I grew up in was a lie, and now I’m learning how to use my magick, who my enemies are, and that the beasts stalking my sleep are actually real. And they’re my problem.
Surrounded by deadly threats, the guys and I navigate a world full of supernatural creatures, each with their own agendas, to gather the intel we need to defeat the darkness. Hopefully for good.
There’s danger in the shadows, but I’ll be dead before I let it win.
And I’m just getting started.

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between the tidesBETWEEN THE TIDES by Various

When you stand beside the water, listening to the waves, what is it you feel?
Calm? Rage? Hope? Despair?
Love?
The sea is a place where every emotion can be felt, every crash of the waves upon the shore a match to the beating of your own heart, no matter what is going on inside it.

“Between the Tides” is just that. A beating heart that rushes at you from the shoreline, and dares you deeper into the waves. Do the depths of the ocean offer a sweet respite from the world around you? Or are the snow fed lakes in the mountains that place where you can go to create an ice wall around your heart, or perhaps break it asunder?

Come with us where the creatures of the deeps and the shallows, creatures out of myth and legend, come to life and drag you into the waves.
Who knows, you might get lost on a pirate ship or carried away by a kracken.

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rosieROSIE (DJINN REBELLION BOOK 4) by Jessica Cage

When you’re a djinn, fixing all your problems can be as simple as snapping your fingers. This isn’t one of those times.

We all have our crosses to bear. The demons of our past haunt the corners of our minds. More often than not, those demons stay locked away, never to see the light of day. Rosie is not so lucky.

Rosie has secrets so dark that she fears what will happen when they come to light. The ritual that made her what she has become was derived from the purest sources of evil. It bound her to the darkest warlock ever known to man. For centuries she has tried to outrun that bond, but she just lost the race.

With the threat of discovery looming over her and the ones she now considers family, all her carefully-guarded secrets will come to light. With those hidden truths exposed, and the bond with darkness strengthening, Rosie may be the one to cause of a second coming apocalypse.

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hunt of the godsHUNT OF THE GODS (AREIOS BROTHERS BOOK 2) by Amy Braun

VS Note: I’ve been enjoying the snippets Amy has shared on the Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop…not a romance, however.

Two months have passed since Derek Areios—war-scion and heir of Ares—and the band of rogue scions he’s aligned with recovered both the Thunderbolt of Zeus and the Heart of the Devourer and returned them to the Gods. During the battle, Derek discovered he could control not only the element of fire, as all war scions can, but also the dark element “aether,” making him the only scion alive to wield two types of elemental magic.

Commanded by Zeus to retrieve the Trinity Weapons and the Shards of Cronus, Derek and the rogue scions are thwarted in their goal by a gang of water scions with a grudge against one of the rogues—Thea, heir of Poseidon. Both groups travel to an uninhabited island to recover one of the Shards––the Eye that belonged to Cronus, King of the Titans. But what they encounter will lead them down a path of brutal betrayals, hard truths, painful memories, and desperate actions…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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rage k a knightRAGE (HER MONSTERS BOOK 1) by K A Knight

My husband killed me.
Then he screwed his way through the city, the only problem? I didn’t stay dead. It seems killing me woke something deep inside, something so dark and buried so deep I never knew it was there.
I don’t know what I am, I don’t really care. All I can think about is revenge, even as the monsters in the dark start to surround me. Their horns and black eyes, mouths filled with fangs claiming I am theirs.
My monsters will have to wait, he will regret the day he crossed me.
Are you scared of the dark? You should be.

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his innocent mateHIS INNOCENT MATE (UNFORGIVEN COUNTRY BOOK 1) by Jordan Marie and Jenika Snow

Wyatt’s a shifter. A big bad wolf.
I’m a human girl.
I may be back in town to take care of my sick grandmother, but this is no fairytale.
I love him. I’ve loved him for years, but he’s forbidden to me.
I’ll never belong to him and if I tried, he’d not only devour me, eventually his one true mate would come along.
A wolf like him.
Even knowing that, I still seek him out—only wanting one small taste to live on before I return back to the city and leave him behind forever.
But something has changed.
Wyatt is refusing to let me walk away again. It can never work. Nowhere in the bedtime stories does the girl get to keep her wolf.
I try to resist, to be logical. Then, he whispers two little words that makes my heart stutter in my chest. Two little words that promises me everything I’ve ever wanted.
My mate.
Will it be safe to share my basket of goodies when the wolf I love flashes those big teeth at me, promising forever?

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tale of woahA TALE OF WOAH (THE FOX AND THE HOUNDS BOOK 1) by Jacquelyn Faye

As the daughter of an Inari Fox, celestial messenger to the gods, I should have been reverent, wise, and collected like my father. As the daughter of a kitsune queen, I should have been poised and delicate, with just a hint of playfulness to pay homage to the fox spirit within, just like my mother. Unfortunately, genetics can be unpredictable, and they ended up with a hot mess dipped in sarcasm, rolled in spunk, drizzled with sass, and sprinkled with pop-rocks.
Hi! My name’s Kaede, and I’m that mess.
Life was a never-ending series of clubbing and drinking with my bodyguard, Hiroki. That was his official title, but he’s more of a babysitter. He’s a nogitsune, kind of like a kitsune, but more physically badass with a little less spiritual oomph. I have the hots for him, but he’s afraid of losing important pieces of his anatomy if my parents catch him touching their daughter…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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shadow wood academySHADOW WOOD ACADEMY CHRONICLES by Ally Summers

I was never special, until now.
I know what you’re thinking. Sad lonely professor finds herself with five sinfully hot men who want her and suddenly life is magical and happy. I wish that was real.
That’s not how this story goes.

You have no idea what happens inside the gates at Shadow Wood Academy. Neither did I until I was summoned by the broody headmaster. Lured is a more accurate way to describe how Jake Windsor tricked me into walking through the academy’s doors.

Humans don’t attend Shadow Wood. Not as students or teachers. I learn that the first night I’m locked in the faculty tower with no way out. Guys are howling outside my window. There is a girl walking on the roof. And I swear one kid keeps licking his lips every time he sees me.

I need to escape, but there is something alluring about the men who want me to stay. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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twisted tidesTWISTED TIDES (WICKED WAVES BOOK 1) by Erin O’Kane and Loxley Savage

Growing up beneath the firm grasp of the evil Kraken Queen is all Lyn has ever known. Under her harsh gaze, Lyn’s every move is watched and scrutinized, waiting for her to make a mistake. Should she place even a fin out of line, she will suffer the wrath of the Kraken’s Kiss.
Unable to endure the Queen’s envious stare any longer, Lyn escapes with the help of her only friend.
In her plight for freedom she flees to the one place she feels safe, her island. Unbeknownst to Lyn, two strangers await her there, determined to change her fate.
Meanwhile, a war between the underwater kingdoms escalates as the opposing princes continue to search for their missing mate.
Will Lyn find her freedom away from the tentacles of the Kraken Queen? Or will she forever be ensnared in the constant shifting of the twisted tides?

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dragon masters tamsin bakerDRAGON MASTERS: FANTASY ROMANCE DUET by Tamsin Baker

I dream of the man who would be King.
But for me, he’s forbidden.
Prince Leonide — A fearless warrior.
His kingdom depends on him to survive.
I fantasize about him every single night.
His strong arms.
Those deep piercing eyes.
He’s the alpha male I can’t resist.
And me?
I’m a princess.
The last dragon rider of Limea. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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shadow glassSHADOW GLASS (THE RED MASQUES BOOK 3) by M Sinclair

We couldn’t deny that magic existed. We couldn’t deny the growing feelings between all of us. So what is a girl to do? I can barely focus on the life-altering knowledge that an entire realm of magic exists, let alone my eight boyfriends. Oh and don’t forget my two princes!
Oh no. When did they become my princes?
Just ignore that.
Chaos is the law of the land in our household. Violence? The norm. Blood? Are you actually surprised? So. Yeah. I guess the only thing to do is to roll with it. I just hope that we finally get some answers because things are getting odder by the moment. I know that Edwin says that we don’t have magic yet, but I’m just not sure I believe that completely.
I’m just hoping we can make it to Thanksgiving without losing our minds. Well… more than we already have. Wish me luck!

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sheppardSHEPPARD: MARSHALL’S SHADOW BOOK 1 by Kathi S Barton

Harrison Parker had no family and no ties. She was invisible to be traced. Her job with the government was top secret. So secret that she only reported to two people. Now, she was the target and she had to figure out who wanted her dead. Hurt, and laying low, she reached out to the only man she trusted, an old man she had befriended in the cemetery, Sheppard Marshall.

Sheppard Marshall had been grieving the loss of his Millie for the last fifteen years. He would sit by her grave every day. He was an old man of ninety, and he looked forward to the visits he received from the sassy woman, Harrison Parker. Over time he had grown very fond of her, and when he received the message that she needed his help, Sheppard would help her or die trying.

His grandson, Sheppard or Shep, wasn’t letting the old man go alone. If he got hurt, Shep wouldn’t be able to live with himself. Even though the Marshall men were jaguars, that didn’t mean the old man couldn’t get into a situation that got him hurt or possibly killed.

The bullet had gone clear through, but the poison it had been laced with left Harrison with a high fever and near death. Shep didn’t know what this woman was into, but he knew two things—she was dangerous, and she was his mate. What kind of mess had the old man gotten him into now?

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mate of fireMATE OF FIRE (DRACON MATES BOOK 3) by Siren Allen

VS Note: Re-release, expanded from a short story.

His touch awakened a part of her she never knew existed.
Kya Leggett’s mission is simple: save her twin sister from the fire-breathing bastards at the Dracon Castle. She hadn’t planned on having one of those bastards show interest in her. She definitely hadn’t planned on letting him touch her in ways that left her gasping for air. Is his interest in her legit? Or is it meant to distract her from what’s really going on at the castle of dragons?

From the second he laid eyes on her, Drax Dracon knew Kya belonged to him.
She’s everything he asked the Fates for: a passionate warrior female who is beautiful inside and out. Now, all he has to do is convince her that she belongs with him at the Dracon Castle. Will she accept him as her mate, or will his fire be too much for her to handle?

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fated to be familyFATED TO BE FAMILY (KINDRED OF ARKADIA BOOK 2) by Alanea Alder

VS Note: A re-release

Kate Edwards has everything she has ever dreamed of. She is free from her old Alpha and his abusive ways and is mated to an extremely hot and sexy man who is also the Alpha of the Arkadian wolf pack. She has formed a bond with the new Alpha Mother and everyday watching Rebecca keeps her entertained. She couldn’t ask for more.
Bran McGregor has always taken care of his pack. But it wasn’t until Kate came into his life has he really felt like he has begun to live. His pack and town are safe and sex with Kate is off the charts. What more could a man and Alpha ask for?
Caleb Donovan is finally getting back on his feet after the devastating loss of his best friend and mother to his twin sons. He has bought a house and has found a job in the shifter only town of Arkadia and is ready to watch his sons grow within the safety of town’s perimeter. What more could a father ask for?
But Fate has a way of giving you what you didn’t even know you needed. How long will it take three hearts to become one, a town to come together and for their friends to realize that sometimes you can be Fated to Be Family.

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hexes and ohsHEXES AND OHS (LOW COUNTRY WITCHES BOOK 1) by Koko Brown and Taige Crenshaw

VS Note: A re-release. From April.

Rosalind Fletcher is a witch but that’s not her only secret. Her one-of-a-kind wedding cakes are infused with a loving spell that produces long-lasting marriages where the men never stray, the women don’t nag, and none of the blissful couples end up in divorce court.

What happens when a bewitched cake falls into the hands of the wrong person? Like her worst enemy Ace Benedict, who accidentally eats a sample meant for his clients? Well…all hormones break loose!

Surrendering to Ace’s lustful appetites proves far easier than finding an antidote, for the conflicted low country witch with a sweet tooth for the blond tight end.

Can Rosalind alter the bewitching powers of a hundred-year old spell before things get out of hand? Will she let her conscience guide her to a remedy or will her heart lock them both in a sham?

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nothing left of meNOTHING LEFT OF ME by J Hali Steele

Beauty is not fleeting when worn by an immortal.
An erotic liaison will leave humans vulnerable to blood thirsty monsters!

Brax Sevan oversees immortals populating earth; wily creatures humans ridiculously explain away with childish tales of boogeymen. He ensures annihilation of beasts who become careless and those who defiantly flaunt his rules. Curiosity as much as outrage sends him to delve into why one of his was killed by another vampire. What Brax finds sways steadfast objectivity, strips him of calm reserve and aloofness honed over many lifetimes. The guilty individual starts a fire that will not be suppressed and what Brax does next may cost his powerful position.

Cador Ridge spent hundreds of years as a consort to emperors, kings, powerful men from every walk of life, but he bows to no one. Then or now. His existence, though hard and sometimes rife with loneliness, is tolerable until another like him dies at Cador’s hand. Running was useless as there is no place to hide from their self-appointed leader whom he has managed to avoid for centuries. He didn’t expect Lord Vampire himself to pay a personal visit nor did Cador believe the contemptuous bastard would steal everything—but his life!

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musesMUSES (PARANORMAL GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Elizabeth Andre

A lesbian ghost with a broken heart. Sisters who never want her reunited with her lost love. A binding spell that must be broken. 
After a Halloween party ends with an untimely death, paranormal investigators Maya and Julie are called in to check out ghostly happenings at a house built by a patent medicine magnate at the turn of the 20th century. The magnate’s daughters lived in the house their whole lives and never left, even after death. Now, they’re angry and taking it out on anyone who enters the house. Maya and Julie have to figure out why and reignite a love that was always meant to be.
Or the sisters’ torment will never end.

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GHOULS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN by CeCe Rose and Scarlett Snow

VS Note: I was not a fan of the cover. Authors state **Ghouls is a Paranormal, Dark Comedy, Reverse Harem Series. 

Everything I was worried about days ago seems unimportant now. Would that guy text me back? Why is my friend running late to meet me? Will I get that new job?Now my to do list looks a little more like this: -Be undead.-Don’t suck at being undead like I did at being alive. -Save 10,000 souls by helping them cross over to heaven… or wherever it is they go. -Try not to piss off my new manager in hell. -Eat human flesh to survive as a Ghoul…. Can I pass on that one?

That’s not to mention the temptations of the devil himself, my new soul-saving partner, Jasper, and an old friend who has more deadly secrets than there are graves in my backyard. (And I live in a cemetery.) With just three days to save my first soul, and my own undead life, I’ll need all the help I can get.

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drop in the oceanA DROP IN THE OCEAN (KINGDOM OF THE SEA BOOK 2) by Vivienne Savage and Domino Taylor

They claim she isn’t ready. But she’ll prove Atlantis’s throne belongs to her. Despite Kai’s many accomplishments, nothing is enough to assuage the nobles hoping to deny her the throne. Taking it out from under them won’t be easy.

Few mers know sacrifice better than Manu. He’ll forfeit anything for Kai to succeed, even if it means denying their newfound affection. Even if it means breaking his own heart.
After all, neither of them has time for romance–Calypso’s vile Gloom has evolved. The mers of Atlantis will need new allies if they’re to overcome the darkness creeping toward their kingdom. And Kai must truly learn what it means to be a queen if she’s to be trusted with Atlantis’s safety.
shadow warrior christine feehanSHADOW WARRIOR (SHADOW RIDERS BOOK 4) by Christine Feehan

Vittorio Ferraro is a man whose family loyalty knows no bounds. He would die for his siblings and the people they love, but what he really wants is to start a family of his own. Deep down, Vittorio has always known finding a woman who could ride shadows would be nearly impossible—let alone one who could accept his particular needs—and he never expected to find her in the middle of a kidnapping.…

Grace Murphy has always been drawn to Vittorio Ferraro—or at least to the billionaire’s public bad-boy persona. Now that she’s under his protection and the sole focus of his intense caring, she can’t help wanting to get as close to him as possible. But Grace knows her presence is putting the entire Ferraro family in danger. Her monster of a brother will never let her go, but Vittorio has no intention of losing the woman whose shadow matches his own.

seeing redSEEING RED: A HALPERT-MCGONAUGH PACK NOVEL by Jeanette Lynn
One night, one chance, a pack masquerade party. It was the perfect opportunity, and Charlotte was going to take it.
She had a plan, a harebrained, half-baked scheme, but she was willing to give it a shot if it meant there was a chance she might get her happily ever after.
Some things are worth the risk. Charlotte knew she was taking a big one.
Will the wolf she’s had her eye on for some time now accept her offer? Or will this shiftless shifter be left howling at the moon?
harlowHARLOW (THE REGAL FAE AND PAWN SERIES BOOK 1) by Carrie King

Honestly, I don’t know what I have to complain about. I already have a steady beer budget, a best friend, and some kick-ass boots. That’s all a girl needs in life!

Well, except the respect of her peers. And a place an orphaned Half-Fae can permanently call home, like my mentor’s shop, The Regal Fae Pawn and Loan. Or a clue about who I am and why I’m here, or why I was given up.

Okay, there are some outstanding claim tickets in my life, I guess you could say.

But I seriously don’t see how a cobalt blue-eyed Borderlands Captain named Alaric Sinclair, who literally smashes into my Shop seeking a murdering dragon-gold smuggler is supposed to help my situation. But then the arrogant jackasses of the Pawn Council dangle an enticing gem —help Captain Sinclair catch the smuggler while dodging assassins, and they’ll give me The Regal . It seems simple, even if I can’t stop thinking about how naked Captain Sinclair is under his clothes.
But some of those claim tickets are still outstanding and might end up melting me like a piece of rotten goblin steel.

One thing I know for sure: Cobalt blue, when ingested or inhaled, is toxic.

darkness risingDARKNESS RISING (DARKNESS SERIES BOOK 9) by Katie Reus
When a bringer of death…Awakened after millennia, dragon warrior Reaper is ready to fulfill his destiny…until he sees Greer. With one glimpse, everything Reaper has ever known throughout his very long life is irrevocably changed. Greer’s his mate, he feels it in his blood, in his soul—but convincing her is another matter. The dragon clan healer finds him obnoxious and annoying, but he knows a woman’s interest when he smells it. And Greer smells like one word: mine.

Meets a giver of life…
Greer has spent hundreds of years using her healing abilities for the good of others, making her the polar opposite of Reaper. The ferocious war general may be an ancient, but his arrogance proves he hasn’t spent any of that time learning about women. Greer is displeased when her Alpha sends her to New Orleans with the insufferable warrior—then she sees him in action against a menace threatening to tear the city apart. Fierce, protective, magnificent…mate-worthy. Maybe opposites do attract, but if they want to live long enough to find out, they’ll first have to save the world teetering on the brink of obliteration.

unraveling karen lordUNRAVELING by Karen Lord
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note…
Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual murders is not yet complete. A near-death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits. There, she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster, who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her files.

It appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose, chasing a myth to achieve immortality. Together, Miranda, Chance, and the Trickster must travel through conjured mazes, following threads of memory to locate the shadowy killer. As they journey deeper, they discover even more questions that will take pain and patience to answer. What is the price of power? Where is the path to redemption? And how can they stop the man—or monster—who would kill the innocent to live forever?

eeliEELI (THE BROTHERHOOD OF OMARR BOOK 3) by Bobbie Rayne and Steph Marie

Eeli~I’ve been training my entire life for this; I need to be the best, the best fighter, the best dragon rider in the entire brotherhood. This is what I was born for. The only problem is that my bonded dragon, Bodhi, and I can’t seem to get it together. One minute I think we’re connecting properly, and the next she’s taking off, leading me to the one guy I don’t want to know: Slash. He’s basically the opposite of me in every way, and I don’t get why he’s suddenly everywhere I turn, but I can’t deny how he makes me feel when he looks at me.

Slash~Three years ago my sister and I had to come to a new town and started new schools without our parents’ unconditional love and support. My uncle’s an uncaring drunk, so I’m doing the best I can to keep us both clothed and fed with only an after school job. If I didn’t have her to live for, the loneliness would be excruciating. Now, with only a few months until graduation, I’ve suddenly made a friend because of my sister, and another guy keeps stumbling into me who I think needs help: Eeli. I don’t understand why no one else sees how oddly he’s behaving, but I can’t deny my attraction for him is growing with every mishap.

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shadow and flameSHADOW AND FLAME (ONYX AND IVORY) by Mindee Arnett

They call her the Wilder Queen. It’s a title given to Kate Brighton for her role in the war between the wilder rebellion and the Rimish empire. It’s a title that was hard earned: Kate may have saved her people, but many were lost in the conflict, immortalized in the tattoos of fire that grace her arms.

And it’s a title that Kate never wanted. The rebellion may have made a home for themselves in a country that wants to cast them out, but the peace will never be safe while Edwin, the illegitimate king of Rime, sits upon its throne. And for that, the Wilder Queen must keep hers.

Now war is brewing once again. Kate and her allies receive word of a threat to their ambassador in the Rimish capital; meanwhile, across the channel in Seva, an army is being assembled to conquer Rime—and a prisoner slave named Clash may hold the key to ending the conflict once and for all.

As enemies close in on Kate and Clash from all sides, they must choose where their loyalties lie—with their people, with their loved ones, or with themselves.

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ravaged captiveRAVAGED CAPTIVE: A REVERSE HAREM OMEGAVERSE DARK ROMANCE (WREN’S SONG BOOK 4) by Addison Cain

The ultimate sacrifice…Drenched in wealth and power, Caspian holds my city by the throat. No man or woman denies him, not even me.
But he owes me a debt I intended to collect.
Our trade was fair–my submission to his pack for the lives of my wards.

Pleasure, willing female attention, affection, he’s starved for such things. Starved for me.
And though he may have tricked me into his bed, he will never have what I know he longs for most. My heart.
Not so long as he holds the lives of my family hostage.

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talliusTALLIUS (SPOILS OF WAR BOOK 2) by Susan Bliler

Mira has hated Tallius from the moment she watched the War Gods Beta kill her pack’s own Beta. The War Gods attacked in the night and annihilated her pack, and while Mira has grown a lot since that day—even working her way up to Beta status in her new pack, the Fury—memories of Tallius still haunt her. She’ll have to hide her fear and use every ounce of her newly acquired Beta skills when she’s forced to meet with him at a secluded location to discuss a possible pack alliance.

Tallius knows Mira hates him, and he knows he deserves every ounce of her loathing. She thinks he’s a monster, and maybe he is, but something in him is determined to make her see him in a different light. She’s seen the worst of him and believes that’s all he can be, but she’s wrong, and he’s going to do whatever it takes to prove it to her. Their Alphas ordering them to a mutual meet is the perfect opportunity for him to show Mira that he’s not the monster she remembers.

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beyond chloe neillTHE BEYOND (A DEVIL’S ISLE BOOK 4) by Chloe Neill

It’s been a year since the Veil between the human world and the world Beyond was torn apart, and war began again. Sensitive Claire Connolly and bounty hunter Liam Quinn have been helping their human and paranormal allies fight back against the ravaging invaders and save what’s left of New Orleans.

But a new enemy has arisen, more powerful than any they’ve seen before, and even Devil’s Isle cannot hold her. . .

When Claire learns of a new magical weapon—one built by paranormals themselves—she knows it could turn the tide of war.  But to reach it, she and Liam will have to cross into the Beyond itself.  In a world full of hostile magic and dangerous foes, she’ll have to channel the powers she once kept hidden in order to survive. New Orleans hangs in the balance, and the storm is growing closer.

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love of the witchLOVE OF THE WITCH (WITCHES OF KEATING HOLLOW BOOK 6) by Deanna Chase

Hope “Luna” Scott just wants a new life. After growing up in a round robin of foster homes, she has no family or ties to anyone… until she moves to Keating Hollow and starts to get close to the Townsend sisters. But Luna has secrets that could ruin everything, and when the man who broke her heart three years ago shows up, there’s a whole lot more than just her heart that’s on the line.

Chad Garber has lost everything that was ever important to him. Now he’s back in Keating Hollow, trying to start over. But when he finds the girl he couldn’t save three years ago, he needs to confront his past and make a few things right… if she’ll let him.

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death in kew gardensDEATH IN KEW GARDENS (A BELOW STAIRS MYSTERY BOOK 3) by Jennifer Ashley

VS Note: I haven’t read this series but apparently it has some paranormal elements?

In return for a random act of kindness, scholar Li Bai Chang presents young cook Kat Holloway with a rare and precious gift—a box of tea. Kat thinks no more of her unusual visitor until two days later when the kitchen erupts with the news that Lady Cynthia’s next-door neighbor has been murdered.

Known about London as an “Old China Hand,” the victim claimed to be an expert in the language and customs of China, acting as intermediary for merchants and government officials. But Sir Jacob’s dealings were not what they seemed, and when the authorities accuse Mr. Li of the crime, Kat and Daniel find themselves embroiled in a world of deadly secrets that reach from the gilded homes of Mayfair to the beautiful wonder of Kew Gardens.

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enduring destinyENDURING DESTINY (JOINING OF SOULS BOOK 3) by Shaila Patel

A vision brought them together, but another will tear them apart.

After Laxshmi “Lucky” Kapadia’s recent display of unusual powers, the empath government labels her a threat, leaving her with an uncertain future. Liam Whelan will do anything to protect her from being forced into custody–even if that means joining the Council of Ministers and bringing himself into the crosshairs of the Soul Seekers.

As time ticks down to the day the devastating vision comes true, the Council and the Soul Seekers intensify their attacks. With their future unraveling at every turn, will Lucky and Liam’s love be able to endure a destiny thousands of years in the making?

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flight or frightFLIGHT OR FRIGHT: 17 TURBULENT TALES by Stephen King and Bev Vincent

VS Note: Not a romance obviously! And I’m not much of a horror fan BUT my favorite Stephen King tale is The Langoliers (which is not in this anthology please note, but is set on an airplane) so I decided to one click it. A release of note…most of the stories are reprints.

Table of Contents:
Introduction by Stephen King
Cargo by E. Michael Lewis
The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
The Flying Machine by Ambrose Bierce
Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb
The Fifth Category by Tom Bissell
Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons
Diablitos by Cody Goodfellow
Air Raid by John Varley
You Are Released by Joe Hill
Warbirds by David J. Schow
The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury
Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent
They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl
Murder in the Air by Peter Tremayne
The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King
Falling by James Dickey
Afterword by Bev Vincent

Stephen King hates to fly, and he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share their fear of flying with you.

Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you’re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph, and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. Here are all the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we’ll bet you’ve never thought of before… but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.

Featuring brand-new “standouts” (Publishers Weekly) by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem…(more on ebook seller page…)

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master of fateMASTER OF FATE (MERLIN’S LEGACY 3) by Angela Knight

Davon Fredericks is on a self-appointed mission to keep Mad Alys sane. And that job’s never been harder.

Alys Hawkwood is the most powerful seer among the witches of the Magekind. She’s seen a lot of horrors in her visions, but this is the worst: the destruction of the Magekind. The only way to prevent the deaths of everyone she cares about is to allow their worst enemy to kidnap her. Her only hope of rescue is her vampire partner, Davon — the man she loves — and the one she can never have.

To carry out her plan and save them all, Davon must pull off the impossible: take on a dragon and countless alien enemies alone. But his most deadly opponent is Alys herself.

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fated mates by variousFATED MATES by Various

Seductive supernaturals. Steamy reverse harems. A collection that’s destined to make you fall in love.
Alpha females, powerful packs, sexy shifters, and dark immortals war for dominance in these 23 addictive, entrancing tales.
Join USA Today bestselling authors along with hot new talent as they bring you the Paranormal Romance and Reverse Harem boxed set you’ve been waiting for.

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witchkin murdersTHE WITCHKIN MURDERS (MAGICFALL BOOK 1) by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Four years ago, my world—the world—exploded with wild magic. The cherry on top of that crap cake? The supernatural world declared war on humans, and my life went straight to hell.

I used to be a detective, and a damned good one. Then Magicfall happened, and I changed along with the world. I’m witchkin now—something more than human or not quite human, depending on your perspective. To survive, I’ve become a scavenger, searching abandoned houses and stores for the everyday luxuries in short supply—tampons and peanut butter. Oh, how the mighty have fallen, but anything’s better than risking my secret.

Except, old habits die hard. When I discover a murder scene screaming with signs of black magic ritual, I know my days of hiding are over. Any chance I had of escaping my past with my secret intact is gone. Solving the witchkin murders is going to be the hardest case of my life, and not just because every second will torture me with reminders of how much I miss my old life and my partner, who hates my guts for abandoning the department.

But it’s time to suck it up, because if I screw this up, Portland will be wiped out, and I’m not going to let that happen. Hold on to your butts, Portland. Justice is coming, and I don’t take prisoners.

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frayFRAY (THE UNRAVELED KINGDOM BOOK 2) by Rowenna Miller

Open revolt has been thwarted — for now — but unrest still simmers in the kingdom of Galitha. Sophie, despite having built a thriving business on her skill at both dressmaking and magic, has not escaped unscathed from her misadventures in the workers’ rebellion. Her dangerous foray into curse casting has rendered her powers unpredictable, and her increasingly visible romantic entanglement with the Crown Prince makes her a convenient target for threatened nobles and malcontented commoners alike.

With domestic political reform and international alliances — and her own life — at stake, Sophie must discern friend from foe… before her magic grows too dark for her to wield.
CINDER AND THE PRINCE OF MIDNIGHTCINDER AND THE PRINCE OF MIDNIGHT (MIDNIGHT TALES) by Susan EE

An orphan girl. A dark and twisted kingdom. An ongoing shadow war resulting in enslaved fairies.This is the world of Cinder. A world where a girl like her can be sold to be human prey for a ritualistic hunt. But on this night, even the predators might have something to fear. On this night, even a royal prince might find himself trapped by the expectations of the Dark King…and a girl like no other.

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dime a demonDIME A DEMON (ORDINARY MAGIC BOOK 5) by Devon Monk

Myra Reed’s life is going great. Being a cop is great. Guarding the library of arcane secrets is great. Even dealing with the monsters and gods vacationing in the little beach town of Ordinary, Oregon is great.

Then the demon, Bathin, strolls into town and steals Myra’s sister’s soul.

So much for great.

Luckily, Myra has a plan to evict the demon and save her sister’s soul. Step one: shut down the portals to hell popping up in town. Step two: get rid of the pink know-it-all unicorn. Step three: don’t die while teaching Death how to be a cop.

Oh, and there’s a step four. Absolutely, positively, no matter what, do not fall in love with the handsome, charming, jerk of a demon she’s trying to kick out of town.

Logically, it’s a good plan. But when it comes to Bathin, Myra’s very illogical heart has some plans of its own.
Great.

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sorcery of thornsSORCERY OF THORNS by Margaret Rogerson

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

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boys over powersBOYS OVER POWERS (A WITCH AMONG WARLOCKS BOOK 2) by Lidiya Foxglove

VS Note: From April

They took my powers from me–for my own good, so they said–and told me not to come back to Merlin College. But you can’t get rid of me that easily.

After all, I still have the boys on my side. My foxy familiar Firian, tempting incubus Alec, and sexy vampire Montague–and we have an awesome summer planned in Florida. Part of the plan? Trying to get myself enrolled in a rival witch college.

Not part of the plan? The part where Harris von Hapsburg Nicolescu, arrogant jerk that he is, follows us to Florida and gets seriously up in my business. And definitely not the part where Harris gets kidnapped and held for ransom by Montague’s sire, a five hundred year old vampire who wants to steal Montague away from us forever.

So, if we can just keep out of trouble from the vampires and demons who want to steal us away to the dark side, it should be a pretty sweet year of wand-making (wand-making, y’all! #goals), necromancy, sexy times on boats, sexy times in computer games, and some very unexpected allies.

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BadariWarriorsBoxSetFinalVS Note: New to my award winning Badari Warriors series? There’s a box set of the first 3 books!

There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!

Includes the novel MATEER…the story of how he and Megan first met and fell in love and fought the alien scientists in order to survive.

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

May 29

May 22

May 15

May 8

May 1

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 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.

 

New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday May 29

silent lucidityBetter buckle in – there are a TON of New Releases to report this week!

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

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SILENT LUCIDITY (THE INFINITE CITY BOOK 1) by Tiffany Roberts

VS Note: Oh yesss, had this pre-ordered!

She didn’t ask to be abducted.
She didn’t ask to be torn away from her simple, happy life on Earth.
She didn’t ask to become a pet to a powerful alien merchant.

Abella hasn’t allowed four years of slavery to break her spirit, but after numerous failed escape attempts, the chances of making it home to her family seem bleak. That is until she shares a passionate, forbidden dance with a silent stranger. His piercing silvery eyes haunt her with a taste of hope.

Intense, mysterious, and deadly, Tenthil may be the key to Abella’s freedom. But as she finds herself increasingly drawn to him, she realizes the truth—Tenthil has no intention of taking her home.
Will he be her salvation, or will she trade one master for another?

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aces over queenACES OVER QUEEN (THE DRIFT BOOK 8) by Susan Hayes

Royan Watson lived by three simple rules: No regrets, no relationships, and no slowing down. No exceptions. Then steady, reliable, and sexy as hell Owen Connors crossed his orbit, and Royan’s rules went out the airlock.

Astek station is in chaos and Tianna Astor has been sent to set things right. But no briefing or data files could prepare the ice queen of Astek Corp for the secrets, lies, and temptations she’ll find out at the edge of civilized space.

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paxs emperorPAX’S EMPEROR (INTERGALACTIC OFFICERS BOOK 2) by Mara Jaye

I’m not supposed to be on Earth.
But, I had to come here after my young son’s life was threatened. Sixth world Earth is the last place anyone should or even could come to look for me. My goal was to live here with a small detachment, let my brother rule for me, and find out who is trying to take my place on Ghar as Emperor of the Intergalactic Alliance.
Except, when it’s time to come home, I find I don’t want to leave Earth and Pax behind.

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his captive humanHIS HUMAN CAPTIVE: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE (CENTAURI CAPTIVES BOOK 1) by Kallista Dane and Kate Richards

Mantsk – My world is gone.
Everyone on Arythios killed, our planet left uninhabitable. Destroyed by an unknown enemy while I was away on maneuvers with a small fleet of starships. We’re all that’s left— an elite team of warriors adrift in space with no home, no hope. And no females of our race left alive.
We begged the Interstellar Federation for help, but all they sent us were a handful of females from a primitive planet called Earth. “To see to the needs of your troops,” their leader said.
I swallowed my pride and accepted. With no Arythian females, we needed breeders. Though they were small and pale, the aliens would have to do. So I picked one out and started teaching her our ways.
She’s stubborn and full of fire, but she’s awakened a dark hunger in me. I had no idea I’d have to dole out so many punishments to train her properly—or how much I’d enjoy the task.

Jess – My world is gone.
I’ve never been so scared.
I volunteered for a diplomatic mission to the beautiful world of Arythios. But the Federation lied to me. The planet doesn’t exist anymore. Instead I woke up on an alien starship, surrounded by huge gray-skinned warriors who think I’m their new sex toy.
I’m adrift in space with no home, no hope. Their arrogant captain says I have to call him Master and obey him. When I don’t, he punishes me.
And the scariest thing of all is—I’m starting to like it.

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ravishedRAVISHED: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE (CENTAURI CAPTIVES BOOK 2) by Kallista Dane and Kate Richards

I was an old-fashioned girl, saving myself for Mr. Right.
Now, I’m the property of an alien warrior—and he’s determined to make me his mate.

An unknown enemy destroyed Arythios, killing every living creature on the planet. The only survivors of their race are an elite band of male warriors who were away on maneuvers when the attack occurred.
Vowing to track down and crush the enemy, they turn to the Interstellar Federation for help. Instead of aid and shelter, they are given a handful of females from a minor planet called Earth.

Dylos – Arythios is no more. We’re the only survivors. Though I’m still grieving the loss of my mate, it’s my duty to claim one of these primitive aliens as my own. Mate with her and produce offspring to save our race from extinction. They’re uncivilized, but I’ll train mine to be properly submissive.

To my dismay, the alien female I’ve chosen is stubborn and defiant, often in need of stern punishment. I’ve tried to keep her at a distance, but her virginal innocence stirs my loins, awakening a savage hunger I thought was as dead as my world.
And her beautiful soul has touched my heart.

Trina – After I refused the advances of one of the most powerful leaders on Earth, he locked me up until I’d agree to participate in his kinky sex games. When his wife found out, she insisted I be sent far away. So he added me to what he said was a diplomatic mission to another world…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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cyborgs secret baby grave goodwinCYBORG’S SECRET BABY (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES: THE COLONY BOOK 7) by Grace Goodwin

Atlan Warlord Jorik guards the Coalition Fleet’s Processing Center on Earth, protecting warriors and brides without mercy or distraction…until he sees Gabriela. She is everything the beast within him craves. Soft. Curved. Unafraid. He dreams of courting her properly, wooing her into accepting his beast’s claim, and making her his—body and soul. Danger strikes and his beast takes control—resulting in his immediate removal from Earth. From Gabriela.

Gabriela fell in love with an alien Warlord who fought to save her life, then disappeared, only to learn he was later killed in a battle with the Hive. She moves on with her life as best she can, with one beautiful reminder of their time together. A baby.

When she learns Jorik isn’t dead, but banished to the Colony, she and the baby are sent to find him. The problem? He’s not just contaminated, he’s been newly matched by the Interstellar Brides Program. And not to her.

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alien mate juno wellsALIEN MATE by Juno Wells

Gabby was left all on her own after her father and brothers were ruthlessly killed when alien monsters conquered Earth. Now she’s part of a group of captive human women being sent to an unknown prison planet.

When things take a turn for the worse and the ship crashes, Gabby knows she’s going to die. But fate intervenes and she’s saved, finding herself strangely attracted to her scarlet scaled, golden eyed rescuer.

Until he stumbles upon the slave ship wreckage, Radek had never found the one who calls to his soul. His life had been consumed by the need to protect his people from the blood thirsty, aggressive gryphons. Now he has a new calling, the exquisite human female must be safeguarded at all costs.

Abby is completely at this strange alien dragon’s mercy. She’s stuck on a new and dangerous planet, doesn’t speak the language, and the rest of the human survivors look to her for leadership. Does she have a choice except to stay by Radek’s side?

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best game everBEST GAME EVER: A VIRTUELLA NOVEL by R R Angell

It is springtime at Bolin College and death is in the air.
The Virtual Campus Challenge demo is one week away. To make matters worse, Robby hasn’t had a boyfriend since freshman year and his gender-fluid friend is making that all too clear.
When Robby and his team uncover a link between suicides and virtual reality games, Virtuella, SaikoVR’s AI game engine, fights back. Can Robby and his friends defeat Virtuella, save the world, and find love in the BEST GAME EVER?

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unmatchedUNMATCHED (HER ILLUSIAN WARRIOR BOOK 3) by Annalise Alexis

They say time heals all wounds, but they’re wrong. What’s been done to the Illusian people is unforgivable. Those responsible need to burn. We’re tracking ghosts. Every time we think we’re close to the truth, we find more questions and more pain. But we’ve come too far and survived too much to let anything stand in our way. The price of justice is steep, and this could cost us everything.

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stravonSTRAVON (DARK PRINCES BOOK 1) by Suki Selborne

It was supposed to be a fun day out. A pleasure cruise in space, to see the stars. But our ship never made it home to Earth.
Five brutal alien princes invaded our ship. And they stole five Earth girls away.
The Dark Star princes rule the galaxy. They’re fierce, cruel, and impossibly handsome. Prince Stravon plans to take me back to his palace for the royal mating ceremony. He wants me to give him an heir.
But what happens next shocks both of us.
Trouble has hit the Dark Star empire. And I’m right in the middle of it.
Will I ever make it home?

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hunting their mateHUNTING THEIR MATE: A DARK SCIFI REVERSE HAREM NOVEL by Piper Stone

As far as I’m concerned, the Cenzans will always be the enemy, and there can be no peace while they remain on our planet. I planned to make them pay for invading our world, but I was hunted down and captured by two of their warriors with the help of a battle-hardened former Marine. Now I’m the one who is going to pay, as the three of them…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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mated to the alien commanderMATED TO THE ALIEN COMMANDER: THE BREVIEX SERIES BOOK 1) by Molly Rowland

Two nights ago, I was kidnapped.
Now I’m chained up in the bowels of a spaceship, surrounded by giant muscle-bound aliens who look at me like I’m the newest item on the menu. My heart sinks at whispers of a king and his harem. I huddle in the corner of my cell and pray for rescue.
The Commander could be my salvation.
All the aliens stare at my naked curves, but his gaze is different. Intense. Protective. Hungry. Like it takes every ounce of self-control he has to keep from devouring me. The disapproving looks from his men tell me he’s close to crossing a line I don’t understand.
Trouble stirs when his men discover the true ferocity of his attraction. Will he surrender me to the King when the time comes? Do I want him to?

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save her heartSAVE HER HEART: SEQUEL TO RESCUE HER HEART by KC Luck

After six months of exile, Salishan Bransen wonders what the future holds for her until a sexy blonde walks into her life. Before she knows it, Sal is mixed up in a Space Ranger mission to rescue a hostage. Only nothing goes right and once again, Sal is on the run.

Working as a trainer at the Space Ranger academy, Captain Nat Reynolds is living a simple life with her love, Catherine Porter. When a mysterious distress call from Sal comes through, Nat must decide if she will risk everything and take on a new adventure to save her.

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glint of lightA GLINT OF LIGHT: BRIDGE AND SWORD SERIES BOOK 8.5 (BRIDGE & SWORD SERIES) by JC Andrjeski

Everyone told him Cass couldn’t be saved.
All of them, even Allie and Jon, Cass’s childhood friends, believe she’s too far gone.

She chose the darkest of dark paths, betraying everyone who loved her, nearly killing her best friend, Allie, and destroying Allie’s mind in the process. After Cass became a minion of the dark being, Shadow, she nearly killed them all. After everything she put them through, the rest of their team mostly wants her dead.
But Balidor can’t bring himself to let her go.

Using his vast abilities and psychic training, he leads Cass through the darkness of her own mind, trying desperately to bring back the woman he loved before Shadow broke her.
In the process, he is forced to face a darkness in himself, something he thought he’d left behind long ago.

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decaying orbitDECAYING ORBIT: A TAKAMO UNIVERSE NOVEL (AEON PROJECT BOOK 3) by AR DeClerck

In a desperate attempt to save his brothers, Vex did something stupid. Now, racing against time, his brothers have one chance to save his life, and it’s all in the hands of a petite pink-haired cybernetics professor. With no choice but to leave Vex with the doctor, they swear they’ll return as soon as they can. Riddled with pain and barely able to move, Vex has no option but to let her do her job. He knows that allowing anyone to touch him is dangerous, but he doesn’t want to die. Not yet.
Augustin Moreau spent her life learning how to modify bodies to make them better, faster, stronger. When her old friend Sharyn calls, begging for help, Gus knows she’s the only woman for the job. Vex is stubborn, irritating, and bossy, but she recognizes a man burdened by grief and spiraling out of control. Gus knows she can save his life but getting him to trust her is an entirely different story.
Trapped together on a planet in the middle of a bloody civil war, the two realize they must work together to survive. History says the two of them should hate each other; the scientist and the experiment, but something else grows between them. The only question is: will they hold on to it, or let it go and walk away when it’s over?

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limited wishLIMITED WISH (IMPOSSIBLE TIMES BOOK 2) by Mark Lawrence

VS Note: Probably more romantic elements than romance, is my guess.

It’s the summer of 1986 and reluctant prodigy Nick Hayes is a student at Cambridge University, working with world-renowned mathematician Professor Halligan. He just wants to be a regular student, but regular isn’t really an option for a boy-genius cancer survivor who’s already dabbled in time travel.

When he crosses paths with a mysterious yet curiously familiar girl, Nick discovers that creases have appeared in the fabric of time, and that he is at the centre of the disruption. Only Nick can resolve this time paradox before the damage becomes catastrophic for both him and the future of the world. Time is running out—literally.

Wrapped up with him in this potentially apocalyptic scenario are his ex-girlfriend, Mia, and fellow student Helen. Facing the world-ending chaos of a split in time, Nick must act fast and make the choice of a lifetime—or lifetimes. Game on.

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purple hazePURPLE HAZE (ALIENS IN NEW YORK BOOK 2) by Kelly Jensen

Six months have passed since Dillon and Lang crashed into each other on a crowded street in New York City, changing the course of their lives. Now they’re living together as a couple, happy, in love, but not quite ready to say the words out loud.

Dillon is about to embark on a new adventure—opening a private art school housed in the brownstone left to him by his father. Lang… Lang is becoming ever more aware of the futility of his mission: being caretaker to his clan’s future when his clan might not survive the war with an opposing faction.

When a flashbulb outside a nightclub on New Year’s Eve temporarily blinds Dillon, the course of their lives is set to change again. Dillon’s perception of how the world works is going to be forever altered, and Lang will have to decide between his mission and the man who has come to mean more to him than he ever thought possible.

It will be up to both of them to chart a new direction, one that holds the balance between being human and alien. A course that might require sacrifices neither of them is willing to make.

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kept by the zandianKEPT BY THE ZANDIAN (ZANDIAN BRIDES) by Renee Rose and Rebel West

She killed to escape her former slave master. Stowed away on my ship. Injected me with poison. Now she’s been remanded to me for probation. It’s my job to watch her. Rule over her. Discipline her. It’s up to me to decide if she’s worthy of asylum on our planet.And I’m dragging my feet on the decision. Because stars know, I like her right where I have her. In my home. In my bed. Kept by me.

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human omega babiedHUMAN OMEGA: BABIED BY HIS GUARDIAN MATES (PYKH BOOK 3) by Eileen Glass

Finally, everything is going good for Carter. He’s not a slave. He has a roof over his head. He’s fixed his alien language translator and now can talk to Pykh and Siel, his protectors.

Thankfully, they aren’t promiscuous alien hillbillies. They’re loyal men who love him, and Carter loves them back. Our space marine is ready to settle into a new life on the fleaf’akhie planet and be happy.

But now there’s another problem. On this planet… he’s the girl?And not just any girl, but a pale, delicate, exotic princess who must be bowed to, courted, and entertained with poems.What’s a tough space marine to do, being treated like this?

Setting them straight would be easy, and Carter does come clean to his hopeful fathers to-be, but now a golden-armored general brings a carriage to take him away to safety. Carter must play along with the princess act, or he and his new family may be turned away at the gates.

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farlands prodigalFARLANDS PRODIGAL (ULTIMATE PASSAGE BOOK 5) by Elle Thorne

Qalen’s the one who never should have existed. Hell, he’s Saraz’s worst nightmare.
But Qalen doesn’t care. He does his thing, keeping a low profile, unbothered by many, living life in Midland and the Farlands. He likes his privacy.

Cinia’s the concubine who shouldn’t be alive. She should’ve been a snack for the wildlife outside the Asazi protective borders. And she would have been, if she hadn’t grabbed Qalen’s attention. Except catching Qalen’s eye wasn’t the best thing that could have happened. Or was it?
Enter Saraz. One pissed off, egomaniac dragon-type shifter that’s not taking rejection or his life crumbling around him lightly. And he wants his concubine Cinia back.

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renegade justine davisRENEGADE: THE COALITION REBELLION: ZIEM 3 (A COALITION REBELLION NOVEL BOOK 6) by Justine Davis

The Coalition’s most decorated battle commander Caze Paladen is running out of time—personally and professionally. A shard of shrapnel embedded close to his spine threatens his life, and the resistance of Ziem’s people to Coalition rule threatens his career. Either way, Paladen is on borrowed time, unless he can find a way to win this war.

The legendary Spirit of the Mountain, widow Iolana Davorin—long believed dead—has the power of healing along with the blessing and curse of far-seeing vision. Following her path has saved Ziem so far, but cost her nearly everything, including the love of her children. Now, when she’s almost reclaimed her life, she must risk it all again and find a way to turn an honorable man into a traitor.

Caze Paladen holds her world and the lives of her children in his hands. Yet, she sees something in him that gives her hope, for both her home and her heart. If she can find the long buried spark of humanity in him and flame it to life again. If she can stop the rebels from killing him.

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chimeras giftCHIMERA’S GIFT (INTO THE DEADFALL BOOK 4) by Susan Trombley

The chimera is a mystery that baffles the residents of New Omni—when his attitude isn’t making them want to kill him.

Even as a gladiator champion with many battles under his belt, the chimera finds the Dead Fall to be a challenge, so when the four-armed fire-warrior, Tak, saves his life, the shapeshifting chimera attempts to socialize, but his arrogance leaves the easygoing Tak in a fury with his thoughtless words.

Desperate for answers to understand how a mated male thinks, he seeks out Alice, Tak’s intriguing mate, while in his serpent form, and inadvertently discovers that Alice has secrets of her own. Secrets she must keep to protect her family.

The chimera and Alice enter into an uneasy bargain while he holds his silence, but he isn’t happy about the price of that silence on Alice and her mates. As he spends more time with Alice and experiences feelings for her that he’s never had before, it becomes a struggle for him to keep her secret, and he can’t help offering a solution—one that will cost him instead.
One that might cost his life.

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melody embracedMELODY EMBRACED (ALIEN SABRETOOTH SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Serena Simpson

Lyrek brought his people to earth looking for their abraza; the one woman whose melody resides with their own. If they can’t find at least a spark they will leave and continue their search through the galaxy.

Jade’s life is spent working, relaxing, and spending time with friends. She’s given up looking for that special someone. When her best friend invites her to the newest restaurant in town all she hopes for is a decent meal. What she gets are food and Lyrek. She’s finally met someone that makes her want to risk it all.

Jade’s song reaches out to Lyrek, she may be the salvation of his people. He, on the other hand, maybe her death sentence. To keep her alive means to stay away from her.
Jade must risk her life to help his people and her own. Lyrek must risk the one person he never thought he’d find to save his people and hers.
If what they plan doesn’t work, neither will have to worry because another race is coming with intents to kill them all.
In the midst of their race against time is the fact that love keeps calling their names.

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wild is the blueWILD IS THE BLUE (THE ADVENTURES OF BLUE FAUST BOOK 6) by Cecelia Randall

It’s been three months. Three months of peace, three months of learning to wrangle her powers, three months of living with four men…

And Blue is bored. Well, only a little—it’s hard to be bored with two piquets, classes, training, overprotective men, and two more who pop into her life whenever they want. But, she is starting to wonder if her days of grand adventures are over.

She doesn’t have to worry for long. The Boss sends in a new assignment, one that will take Blue, Mo’ata, Forrest, Levi, and Felix to Cularna and straight into the machinations of the upper echelons of the Mercenary Guild.

At least she’ll get to meet Felix’s family, right? And she might get that ride on a spaceship she’d been promised.

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booty hunterBOOTY HUNTER (HAREM STATION BOOK 1) by J A Huss

Bounty hunter, Serpint, has just returned to Harem Station with a prize addition to his brother’s elite collection of Cygnian princesses. But Serpint sacrificed a lot to bring this little gift home and now all he wants is some no-strings sex with a simple, obedient girl and a bottle of whiskey.
Enter Princess Lyra. She’s any filthy-minded rebel’s one-night-stand erotic dream. If you don’t mind her bad attitude and lack of… luster.
Not quite the obedient girl Serpint was craving. But Cygnian princesses are hard to pass up. Even one with dark secrets. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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star crossed harem station 2STAR CROSSED (HAREM STATION BOOK 2) by JA Huss

Twenty years before Serpint brought Queen Corla home to Harem Station she met Crux for the very first time. They were destined to be soul mates but could never be together. All they had was just one night.
This is the story of Crux and Corla and how all the outlaw brothers came to reside on Harem Station. Meant to be read after Booty Hunter and before Big Dicker it contains a star-crossed love story and secrets that are as deep and dark as space itself.

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battle for elfheimTHE BATTLE FOR ALFHEIM by Mirajane

I saved her life the first night we spent in Alfheim. And then she gave me her virginity.That night she was all blonde hair, soft skin, and pure innocence. And I knew I was going to ruin her. Now we’re stuck in the virtual world, and death in Freyr: God of Faeries means death in real life. I have to get her out of this hell hole before she figures out who I really am.

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legacy chronicles killing giantsTHE LEGACY CHRONICLES: KILLING GIANTS by Pittacus Lore

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

The Mogadorians have captured Six and Sam and brought them to Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of their mysterious master plan to get their revenge on the Garde. It’s the opening night of a spectacular new show, and dozens of special guests, the media, and tons of spectators have flocked to Sin City—which can only mean one thing: the Mogs are planning something truly devastating.

Luckily for Six and Sam, they’ve yet to find a prison that can hold them. When they do manage to escape, and finally regain control of their Legacies, they will have to race against the clock to try to stop their old adversaries once and for all. And if they can’t succeed, they—and countless others—will suffer the consequences.

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tiger catcherTHE TIGER CATCHER: THE END OF FOREVER SAGA by Paulina Simons

VS Note: A time travel romance

Young and handsome, Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. His world is turned upside down by a love affair with Josephine, a mysterious young woman who takes him by storm. But she is not what she seems, carrying secrets that tear them apart—perhaps forever.

So begins Julian and Josephine’s extraordinary adventure of love, loss, and the mystical forces that bind people together across time and space. It is a journey that propels Julian toward either love fulfilled…or oblivion.

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stranger things darkness on the edge of townSTRANGER THINGS: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: AN OFFICIAL STRANGER THINGS NOVEL by Adam Christopher

VS note: Not a romance but I enjoy the TV series so this is a release of note…

Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper’s protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked “New York” out of the basement—and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does “Vietnam” mean? And why has he never talked about New York?

Although he’d rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can’t deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York—the last big case before everything changed…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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dragons discoveryTHE DRAGON’S DISCOVERY (LOCHGUARD HIGHLAND DRAGONS BOOK 6) by Jessie Donovan

The Department of Dragon Affairs sends Dr. Kiyana Barnes to Lochguard with a group of human women open to having dragon mates. She’s supposed to help them adjust to being around dragon-shifters while also observing how the clan works on a day-to-day basis. She most definitely isn’t supposed to notice how one look from a certain dragonman teacher sets her skin on fire, let alone ask him to kiss her in a weak moment, given her past.

Alistair Boyd spends most of his time in the clan’s archives, searching for a solution to fulfill the vow he made to himself three years ago. However, when his clan leader orders him to educate the latest group of humans to come to Lochguard, he has no choice but to cut back and do his clan duty. One of the females catches his eye, but he tries to resist her. After all, he made an important vow. One that includes staying away from females until it’s complete.

One weak moment results in a kiss that changes both Kiyana and Alistair’s lives forever. Unfortunately, a clan emergency means keeping Alistair’s dragon silent for more days than he’d like. Will Alistair’s duty to clan end up harming his dragon and pushing away the woman who is his second chance? Or, will he beat the clock to have everything he didn’t know he wanted?

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zero foxes givenZERO FOXES GIVEN (KITSUNE SHAPESHIFTER SERIES BOOK 1) by Nix Whittaker

Magic naginata and shape-shifting foxes. Canada is much more exciting than the brochure had promised.
Kiera prefers a boring holiday and has created a following based on it. Unfortunately, when Goddess’ interfere it means her rather sedate holiday turns into the discovery of a lifetime. Yokai are real and all the other creatures they told her about at her grandmother’s knee are also real and so far none are friendly.

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blood of a huntsmanBLOOD OF A HUNTSMAN (AFTER DARKNESS FALLS BOOK 2) by May Sage

The vampires have always feared the first of their kind and his descendants. Now all immortals know there’s a new Eirikrson threatening their way of life.
And they don’t intend to let her.

Catherine Stormhale has spent decades trying to crawl out of her family’s shadow. Now they’re calling her back home, to serve their clan against her new friends, and she has a choice to make.

Bash used to know who he was. A protector. A provider. A huntsman.
After being bitten by a feral vampire and turned into a blood-craving thing, he’s lost everything. Family, purpose, honor.

When students are attacked outside of the Institute, all warriors are called to help secure their borders.
Bash and Cat sign up for the same schedule. He’s a newborn vampire with no control over his thirst and she, a princess born to this life.
Neither knows what they’re in for.

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loyal magicLOYAL MAGIC: A DYSTOPIAN FANTASY (FAERENE APOCALYPSE BOOK 3) by Jenny Schwartz

Ancient secrets and modern conspiracies swirl around Amy and her griffin partner, Istvan.
The inaugural South Eastern Magisterial Circuit is underway and as Amy accompanies Istvan on his magisterial duties, she faces hostility she hadn’t expected. The Faerene of Atlanta aren’t happy that a human has magic, even if Amy has sworn hers to Istvan.
The wreckage of human civilisation is everywhere and the devastating apocalypse isn’t over yet, at least, not for humans. Amy’s loyalty is about to be tested.

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hard frostHARD FROST: DEPTHS OF WINTER (MIDNIGHT RISING BOOK 1) by Thia Mackin

Controlled. Structured. Cold.
At twenty-four, Kinan is a child by fae standards. Not that she feels like one. She’s spent the last six years working as a mercenary soldier, doing everything from translating to assassinating. The only requirement? To operate within the law, safe in her routines and patterns. So the two-year contract to guard a trade caravan offers the perfect escape.
Until everything descends into chaos.
Injured, weak, and on the run, she’s taken in by a fae family with their own secrets to protect. Her Gift of Prophecy—barely more useful than a parlor trick—cannot shield them from her curse. With tensions mounting and danger imminent, it’s now her turn to sacrifice for them.
Only this darkness is an evil no one can withstand.

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waking the deadWAKING THE DEAD (THE DEAD SERIES BOOK 2) by Kerry Blaisdell

Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life. But when her new boss, Archangel Michael, sends her on her first official mission—to retrieve a powerful rock from a collector in Germany—things go downhill fast. For one thing, the Dead keep popping up, expecting her to guide them to the Afterlife. For another, her part-demon nephew Geordi’s powers are starting to leak out, at age seven. What if Michael finds out about him? Worse, what if Satan does?

Then there’s her love life-after-death. Rooming with a dead French cop no one else can see is complicated enough. But when Jason, Geordi’s lying Dioguardi Demon cousin, resurrects himself—so to speak—all Hell breaks loose. Literally. Can Hyacinth get Michael’s rock back before Satan steals its powers and breaks free of his prison? Or will her single-minded pursuit put those she loves—and the rest of the world—in the path of Satan’s fury?

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high king of britainHIGH KING OF BRITAIN (ONCE AND FUTURE HEARTS BOOK 5) by Tracey Cooper-Posey

Lady Mair is a daughter of Corneus—the house of perfect warriors—and wants only to serve Arthur, War Duke of Britain, as her brothers Lucan and Bedivere do.  Yet King Alun of Brocéliande wants to make her his queen, which would mean leaving Britain and Arthur’s court.

Alun’s younger brother and Mair’s best friend, Rawn, sees things as Mair does—nothing is more important than being the best warriors they can be.

Only Mair is entangled in the politics of the kings and leaders surrounding Arthur, just as his army prepares to fight two major battles in one summer, and people wonder when Arthur will become High King of Britain.

Plus, Rawn is hiding secrets of his own, that run counter to Mair’s desparate wish to be free to fight for Britain.

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shadows and sorcerySHADOWS AND SORCERY by Various

Danger and dungeons, swords and spells, sins and savories, and a dash of perilous ambitions await…25 of today’s bestselling authors have joined forces to bring you some of the best DARK PARANORMAL and URBAN FANTASY in the genre.
Blaze a path into magical worlds filled with kick butt heroines, sexy alpha heroes, and dangerous quests. Inside these pages, you’ll find 23 edge-of-your-seat tales packed with cloak and dagger curses, forbidden sorcery, and thrilling magical romances!
Each of these fiery heroines, sexy shifters, witty warlocks, and more will provide a powerful display of unique gifts as you discover that not all dark magic is bad, things that go bump in the night can be fun, and sometimes, seeing someone in their best light happens in the shadows.

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defending her vikingsDEFENDING HER VIKINGS (NORSEMEN ACADEMY BOOK 4) by Skye MacKinnon

Lesson of the day: Never, ever take a big, hairy Viking into the present and expect him to behaveFinally back in her own time, Lainie can start her search for Hjalmar. With Asger and the Archivist by her side, that shouldn’t be all that hard, right?

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empresss daggerTHE EMPRESS’S DAGGER (TOUCHING TIME BOOK 2) by Amanda Roberts

As the Qing Empire continues to crumble, the Empress is more desperate than ever to find a way to secure her stranglehold on the country. Every day, she forces Jiayi to use her powers to see into the past to the time of Empress Wu to discover the secret to securing power.
But Jiayi already knows the answer.
Empress Wu’s dagger is more than it appears. Blessed with an ancient power, the dagger can be used to make and destroy empires.
Jiayi’s ability to travel through time is growing stronger, and she is not sure she wants to use that power to prop up a dying empress. There is only one man she wants to save. The man she lost her heart to. A man who died over a thousand years ago.
Zhihao knows he cannot fall in love with Jiayi, a palace slave. But with each passing day, his feelings grow stronger.
When a ghost from his past walks into his life, Zhihao may have to choose between his country and the woman he loves.

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curse of the amberCURSE OF THE AMBER by Kathryn Troy

Quintus is a dutiful son and soldier, sent to Britannia to improve his marriage prospects and ensure the Druids never rise again. Roman soldiers destroyed the last Druid stronghold in a battle of blood and fire. So, he never expects to be sacrificed to their sacred bog, trapped forever by the gods below.

Two thousand years later, Asenath Hayes discovers the most well-preserved body in history. And the last thing she needs is for him to wake up.

As the young archaeologist delves into Druidic rituals to grasp why Quintus was offered to a Welsh bog and then resurrected, she is forced to complete her research with the “missing” body, dodge her ex-lover and mentor with his own agenda, and keep her gorgeous new houseguest under wraps.

But, smitten with her as he seems, Quintus says he wants to go home.

Asenath is drawn to Quintus by the secrets they share, even if it scares her. As Asenath is pulled deeper into the mysteries of the bog, she must risk everything to keep him from hell’s cold grasp as she uncovers forbidden rites, awakened deities, and an attraction that transcends the ages.

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soul of the shaydeSOUL OF THE SHAYDE (VAMPIRE’S BLOOD MATE BOOK 3) by Lili Zander

The vampires of Shayde want more than just my blood…We’ve reached the point of no-return. Everywhere we look, death surrounds us. Thousands of vampires dead. Billions more at risk. The Empire is on the brink of a catastrophe. And only Ragnar, Saber, Zeke, Nero, and I can stop it. The stakes have never been higher. But we cannot turn away. We’re fighting for the soul of the Shayde. In this war, there can only be one victor.

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orc wifeTHE ORC WIFE: A LADIES AND MONSTERS ROMANCE by S J Sanders

Sammi is having the worst weekend. When what was supposed to be a secluded romantic get away turns into a near death experience when she is stranded alone in the mountains during a snow storm by her two-timing boyfriend, Sammi faces a desperate situation. With no cell-service, dwindling food supplies, and a power outage, she doesn’t think it could get worse until an accident leaves her unconscious and vulnerable. When she comes to, she awakens to find herself in a warm cabin, and her rescuer a creature of fantasy–an orc. And he thinks that she will be a perfectly obedient pet. Ha! He wishes.

Orgath is an exile, the son of a vanquished chieftain of his clan. His days and nights are spent alone more often than not. When he finds a tiny human while hunting in the human world his compassion moves him to rescue the little thing and bring her home as a companion. He quickly finds out that there is a lot more to humans than orc-kind has believed.

When things starting heating up and passion ignites between them, they discover the potential for a lot more in their relationship than either could have imagined.

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taken faes captive book 5TAKEN (FAE’S CAPTIVE BOOK 5) by Lily Archer

The wily changeling has gotten so deep under my skin that I can’t breathe without feeling her. Her smart mouth is a constant temptation, our salty banter like rough kisses in a darkened room. My thoughts are broken, and I can admit that I’m obsessed. That’s why I’ve been keeping Beth at a distance. I don’t trust myself around her. Not when I can see her wounded soul in her eyes even when she’s laughing. Her flippant words hide a pain that goes so deep I doubt I’ll ever find its bottom. She has lived her life in chains. How can I begin to understand what she’s been through? I want to so badly that it consumes me. I want to hold her, to promise her she is safe in the winter realm with me. But I shouldn’t. I could get so lost in her that I would forsake my fated mate, one I’ve been waiting on for centuries. So, I create a set of rules and stick by them. I avoid her and bury myself in preparations for the winter realm’s new queen. It’s working. . . At least it was until I felt the mate bond snap into place. All my rules splinter when I realize Beth is mine. And when she’s taken from me? I will crush the pillars of Arin to get her back.

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forged in flamesFORGED IN FLAMES (PHOENIX RISING BOOK 4) by Harper Wylde and Quinn Arthurs

No one asked me if this was what I wanted.
To be a harbinger of change.
To motivate those around me to join a rebellion.
To become a symbol of hope and rebirth in a war that’s not my own.
Yet, the duty has been thrust upon me, and it’s not one I can refuse. Challenged from all sides, I’m forced to make increasingly harder choices as I learn to trust my gut and the powers that burn within me.
As my past and my future collide, Damien, Ryder, Theo, Killian, Hiro, and I are all pushed to step up and take on responsibilities that none of us have prepared for. When life and death hang in the balance, decisions must be made that will change the lives of everyone around us. Can we find the strength to choose the right path as our family is Forged in Flames? Or will we falter when it matters the most?

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healing glassHEALING GLASS: A GIFTED GUILDS NOVEL by Jackie Keswick

Despite belonging to different guilds, glass master Minel and warrior captain Falcon are friends. Their duties keep them apart, but when Minel falls ill and chooses death rather than the only known cure, nothing can keep Falcon from his side.

As their friendship grows into more, old wrongs and one man’s machinations threaten the floating city and leave both Minel and Falcon fighting for their lives. Can they learn to combine their gifts to save the city and its magic, or will everything they know and love perish before their eyes?

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dark wine at duskDARK WINE AT DUSK (A HILL VAMPIRE NOVEL BOOK 3) by Jenna Barwin

When a rogue vampire group attacks again, Dr. Cerissa Patel’s happily ever after with the man of her dreams must take a back seat to her mission.
Her lover, vampire Henry Bautista, is quick to pick up the gauntlet. He’ll do anything to help his beautiful spy capture the conspirators who are determined to enslave mortals.
But as Henry’s secret past rears its ugly head, it not only threatens their mission, but risks their love—and their very lives.

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mystic maplesMYSTIC MAPLES (DEERBOURNE INN SERIES) by Tena Stetler

Earth/Fire witch Mercy Rose’s insatiable curiosity always gets her in trouble. After a break-in at her Colorado flower shop, and a court battle that comes to a screeching halt in her favor, she arrives at Deerbourne Inn for a much-needed getaway. Looking for peace and quiet, she finds just the opposite in a startling handsome but mysterious man and his dog.

Silvanus Forrest’s gypsy/fae heritage is a double-edged sword. The land he inherited from his parents is rumored to be enchanted. But when Mercy discovers the truth, his well-ordered life unravels, and they’re catapulted into the past to right a wrong. Along the way their lives intertwine, and they discover the true meaning of family and love. Will they change the past in time to save their future?

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chosen gwerinTHE CHOSEN: A GWERIN NOVEL by Scott William Simmons

Villis Dane and Cremin Vokes. One man revered for his indomitable cruelty and his desire to conquer all that lay before him. One man reviled for his elitist status and how men of power are fascinated with him. Two men in love. Two men attempting to escape the thralldom of their homeland, the Menden Empire.
But Ciaran, the god of chaos, sees and hears the changes that are creeping across the Gwerin lands. Seducing Dane and Vokes to his cause, Ciaran not only uses his power to help both men carve out a niche for themselves in the mortal world, but to quench his bestial desires.

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grace under furyGRACE UNDER FURY (FEDERAL BUREAU OF MAGIC COZY MYSTERY BOOK 4) by Annabel Chase

Residents are sneezing and coughing all over town and it seems like a brutal allergy season is upon us–until someone dies. When Dr. Verity reveals a supernatural cause, I’m on the case, but how do I track a culprit whose only evidence seems to be the infection it leaves behind? In the meantime, neighbors new and old bring trouble to Munster Close and I need to intervene before the wicked witches escalate matters. With the annual cheese festival on the horizon and a stealthy demon on the loose, I know I’ll need to set aside my misgivings and use my magic to prevent a catastrophe.
Can I stop this outbreak before it becomes a full-fledged epidemic or will the entire town succumb to the deadly demon?

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zaleZALE (THE BROTHERHOOD OF OMARR BOOK 2) by Michelle Frost

Davis~It was just another job—at least it was supposed to be—but snaring the feisty blue dragon I’d been contracted to collect and her rider in my trap changed everything. Hunting dragons was my job, and I was damn good at it. I’d never missed a target. Never failed to make a delivery. So why was every step toward turning over my bounty suddenly a struggle? No quarry had ever managed to get under my skin, but something in Zale’s haunting blue eyes called to me like nothing ever had before.

Zale~When Itsaso and I were kidnapped, we fought like hell but found ourselves at the dragon hunter’s mercy. He locked my dragon away, leaving me to face captivity alone. Now, all I have to rely on is the training that’s been drilled into me every day for as long as I can remember and biding my time, waiting for Davis to make a mistake. Or my brothers to find and rescue us. But something happened the first time I truly looked in Davis’s eyes, dark pools as deep and enchanting as the sea, and I realized I was in so much more danger than I thought. How could a ruthless dragon hunter be my perfect mate?

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fated l b keenFATED by L B Keen

VS note: From March

The perfect soul… A soul can only remain perfect for so long. Blood loss lives broken, all in the name of tragedy and the forsaken. Alitha knows these things all too well. It’s become a part of existence. After she made the grave mistake of tethering her soul to two others, she must now endure the repeat cycle of the disaster that will never end.

The fated…A title doesn’t make you special. Arold and Ciar, know this better than anyone else. A past shrouded in soul choking darkness, and a present carved from the bones of their victims. They live for the excitement of violence, and when their attention is grabbed by an innocent soul they don’t think twice about immersing her in their world of sex and violence.

A stage set for tragedy…the stakes are raised, as new and old enemies collude to bring a grand end to this dark play. The three will find a dark oasis amongst the bones of the wheel of fate. Will their love survive? Will, they found salvation? Or will they be taken under once more in the ever reaching sea of tragedy?

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how to wake an undead cityHOW TO WAKE AN UNDEAD CITY (THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO NECROMANCY BOOK 6) by Hailey Edwards

Savannah has fallen to the vampires, and it’s up to Grier to take out their leader, Gaspard Lacroix, and restore peace. Lacroix might be more powerful and immune to her magic, but she’s got a plan. Too bad it’s got holes big enough for a new threat to waltz through while the city is on her knees.

Now Grier must risk her very soul if she hopes to slay her enemies and prevent her world from going up in flames. But salvation comes at a steep price, and she’s not the only one who will pay. The cost just might break her, and the man who owns her heart.

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seducing the dragon knightSEDUCING THE DRAGON KNIGHT (DRAGON PROTECTORS BOOK 2) by  Michele Miles

Dragon Knight Rafe has lived in lonely exile in New York City for years. Banished from his ancient clan, all he wants is to redeem himself and return to the Hidden Lands. In order to clear his name, he must find the rare cold-drake dragon shifter who holds the key to activate the fabled Blood Stone. When the exotic and lovely Princess Mia falls into his arms in need of protection from a dangerous group of dragon hunters, Rafe finds his goal within reach. If only Mia’s kiss wasn’t too powerful for him to resist.

Princess Mia is one of the last of the cold-drake dragon shifters. Under the guise of an ambassadorial visit to the United States, the fiercely independent royal is on a secret, risky mission to retrieve her stolen family jewels, including the fabled Blood Stone. When her security detail is ambushed, she’s nearly kidnapped, but lands in the arms of the oh-so-sexy Rafe.

Rafe needs Mia to redeem himself and return to his kingdom. Mia needs Rafe to help her secure the Blood Stone and return it to her family. As they become a bonded pair, needing each other more than life itself, will he trade everything he’s worked hard for to save her, or will he risk losing her—and his freedom—forever?

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pack of misfitsADDIE (PACK OF MISFITS) by Raven Kennedy

VS Note: Author states this is a full novel expanded from a previously published short story.

I live with a pack of misfit shifters. Freaks. Rogues. Oddballs. Prey. Runts. Deformed. We’re all welcome in Pack Aberrant.

We aren’t going to be winning any popularity contests, but our hodgepodge bunch is more loyal than even the strongest pred packs. I should know. I grew up in one of them. As soon as they realized I was different, I was despised, even by my own family.

So I left, joined Pack Aberrant, and I’ve steered clear of alpha pred assholes ever since. Until my heatwave hits, and I accidentally jump three coyote shifters in a parking lot. Whoopsie.

Once they realize what my animal is, they’re gonna kick me to the curb just like every other pred shifter has. And my old pack? They come back to haunt me.
I’m unwanted by the three hotties, threatened by my old pack, and to top it all off, I have to find a new job because I attacked a bank robber. Accidentally.
Being a misfit really sucks sometimes.

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blood mate riley stormBLOOD MATE (HIGH HOUSE CANIS BOOK 2) by Riley Storm

Sydney Hart has a dark secret. Something in her past that has made it impossible for her to ever be a good mother. It was only supposed to be a fling, but now she’s pregnant. And the father? He’s not exactly parent material either.

When Lechiffre ‘Chief’ Canis, in the midst of a deadly shifter war, is confronted by the beautiful, fiery human woman from that night of passion … he is absolutely not expecting her to say she’s pregnant. With his baby.

But what he’s expecting even less is that Sydney is having doubts about raising a family. Or raising a family with him. To a shifter, family is everything.
Desperate to show her who he truly is, as well as get his unborn child away from the civil war, Chief takes her on a cross country trip with dual purposes: He must recruit more shifters to the cause, and at the same time, maybe he can finally win her over.
But in both cases, there’s a ticking clock. When the time comes, he knows he’ll have to risk everything for family. But will everything be enough?

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love my fateLOVE MY FATE by Daryl Devore

VS Note: Re-release. Author states deleted scenes have been restored.

Corporate businesswoman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. After a mysterious disembodied voice helps her with her purchases, it follows her home. Passion ensues, leaving Capri torn between lust for her fantasy lover and the desperate need for reality in her life.
Thall, son of one of the Fates, harbours the irrepressible need to be with the woman he’s desired from afar for years. In order to make her his, once and for all, he must help Capri get past her fears, including the fear of what he represents – a fantasy.
Can fantasy become a reality for these two lovers?

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their baby dragonTHEIR BABY DRAGON (NOT THIS SERIES BOOK 7) by Annie Nicholas

Eoin, Harbinger of Smoke and Darkness, and Angie, Angel Dragon of New Port, are very pleased to announce they are expecting the birth of their first child in the spring.
The popular celebrity dragon couple cannot wait to meet their newest addition. They were recently spotted at the premiere shifter obstetrician’s office looking upset.
Stay tuned for updates…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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tigers priceA TIGER’S PRICE (THE SHIFTER SPIRITS BOOK 2) by Charity Wells

Can an ex-military investigator and a damaged were-tiger defeat an evil man’s greed?
Reesa lost everything she cared about when hunters destroyed her family. More than ten years after her rescue, the tiger shifter’s distrust of humans endangered the lives of her pride. Her mistakes have made her question everything she believes about herself and her past. Now she’s looking for closure and hoping to find answers by returning to the place where it all started. Instead, she finds a bigger mystery and a human who challenges everything she believes.
Xander is a private contractor, hired to investigate an old incident that may be connected to the disappearances of a number of people over the years. Not knowing what he’s really looking for, he starts at the site of the original incident. His search for clues, leads him to an exotic woman who knows exactly what she wants and takes it, no questions asked and no strings attached.
Their attraction to each other is instant and explosively charged. After a wildly intimate encounter, circumstances force them into a mutual investigation. Suspicious of Xander’s background, can Reesa trust the human long enough to find the answers she needs? Can Xander convince the wary Lycan to place her faith in him? Will they discover the truth together?

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killer v c lancasterKILLER (SWEETHEART ALPHAS BOOK 1) by V C Lancaster

Wilson Carlyle is an omega in need of an alpha. Not just any alpha, but one with a special set of skills. Wil needs a killer.

A year ago, his parents were murdered by his cousin Dominic, who is in debt and in trouble. Expecting an inheritance that didn’t come, Dominic is now after Wil and his company, and he will do anything to get them.

Protection from Dominic isn’t enough for Wil, he wants revenge, which is why he needs an alpha mate to stage a legal murder in self-defence. To make absolutely sure, he spends a quarter of a million dollars on Jack, a feral alpha from an illegal alpha-fighting ring. With blood already on his hands, Wil is promised Jack is exactly what he needs. He doesn’t care about the personal cost of mating an alpha like that as long as he gets what he wants: Dominic’s head on a plate. After that, Jack is free to go with enough money to make all his dreams come true. That’s the plan, anyway.

But what happens when Jack turns out to be a good guy, who loves his mother and wants to love his omega? When he’s upset to discover their mating isn’t what he thought it was? When he isn’t happy being asked to kill one last time, and Wil realises he might have miscalculated?

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bare for the alphaBARE FOR THE ALPHA (THE RIDGE BROTHERS BEAR SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Olivia T Turner

I’m new in this Montana shifter town and no one will even so much as glance in my direction.
My father has made sure of that.
He’s the Sheriff and he’s got three rules:
1. Don’t talk to my daughter.
2. No fighting between crews.
3. See rule #1.

I’m all alone and wishing for someone to look my way.
And then someone does.
A mean looking grizzly bear shifter named Damon Ridge, and once he sees me, he refuses to look away.
This rough, wild-looking man keeps telling me I’m his mate.
He keeps saying he’s going to claim me.
That I belong to him.
I didn’t realize how possessive a bear shifter could get.
If I knew how obsessed these huge men could be, I never would have come here.
But now that I know how it feels, I’m never going to leave.

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date with a dragonDATE WITH A DRAGON (DATE MONSTERS SHIFTER AGENCY) by Lisa Daniels

I knew I shouldn’t have done it.
Lies never work. They always get discovered in the end.
But I lied to Chloe Galer. I told her I had a boyfriend, when all I have waiting for me at home is a cat.
There’s only one solution left. One way to rescue myself.
Look on Date Monsters, and find a shifter willing to be my boyfriend for the week.
Except Oskar Wainwright is more than what I bargained for.
He accepts my request within hours. And when I meet him…
He’s even more handsome in the flesh.
It’s all a lie.
We have to pretend for one week that we’re dating.
But I’m not sure I can pretend.
I think I might be starting to develop real feelings…And that’s a huge problem.

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queen of dreamsQUEEN OF DREAMS (THE MASKS OF UNDER BOOK 3) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley

I died.
It was supposed to be the end of my story. But after Aon buried me in the Pool of the Ancients, I learned that Under wasn’t done with me yet.

Even though I escaped death the first time, there’s a prophecy predicting my demise, and it’s driving Aon mad. His desperation to protect me is dangerous, deadly, and I’m afraid of what he might do.

The void that threatens to destroy this world is receding, yet Under is still not safe. I can feel it in my blood, the warning that something terrible is coming. Something bigger and stronger than all of us.

But I am no longer the human girl merely fighting for survival. I’m different now, changed into something this world hasn’t seen in fifteen hundred years.
I am immortal, a queen of Under.
I am the Queen of Dreams.

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between good and evilBETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL (SHIFTER DATING SERVICE BOOK 2) by Jasmine Wylder

I was desperate to find my match.
Wealthy and dominant.
The hot dragon shifter who could set my heart on fire.
But everything changed when he kidnapped me.
My other perfect mate.
The vampire with deep glowing eyes.
I felt his cold hands on my soft skin.
He looked at me like I was his prey.
Each of them wants to claim me.
They’re about to start a war.
But they don’t see what I see.
I have something else in mind.
Something sweeter.
I belong to them both.
They’re my fire and ice.
And I wonder…If the two can come together in the end.

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queen of rhodiaTHE QUEEN OF RHODIA (TALES OF INTHYA BOOK 3) by Effie Calvin

It has been sixteen months since Princess Esofi arrived in Ieflaria, and eight since her marriage to Crown Princess Adale. The princesses have a peaceful life together, preparing to become co-regents and raising their baby dragon, Carinth.

Their peace is shattered when Esofi’s mother, Queen Gaelle of Rhodia, arrives in Birsgen. She has heard about Carinth and believes that she deserves custody of him due to her greater devotion to Talcia, Goddess of Magic.

Adale and Esofi have no intention of giving up their son, but Gaelle is impossible to reason with—and there’s no telling what lengths she’ll go to in order to get what she wants.

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dragons loreDRAGON’S LORE: PALADIN WARRIORS (DRAGON GUARD BOOK 39) by Julia Mills

Cold as the tomb…Back from the dead, the Secret is safe, but the Dragon is lost and broken.
Hot as the flame…Driven to preserve life, it’s not only her future but theirs that hangs in the balance.
Legend as old as time…One woman created for one man. His perfect complement. Can they defeat his demons of the past, or will all be lost? Their Destiny lies within the Dragon’s Lore.

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into the darknessINTO THE DARKNESS by Michael Thomas Ford

STING – Librarian Ben Hodge has abandoned New York for the sleepy Ozarks town of Downing, Arkansas. But it’s still not far enough to exorcize the pain of losing his lover. Among the handful of customers visiting the library is Titus Durham—a soft-spoken beekeeper who fascinates Ben. Yet there’s more to Titus, and to Downing, than Ben can guess—a sinister history that melds ancient Ozarks legends, timeless desire, and a thirst that will not be denied . . .

CARNIVAL – Joe Flanagan has always felt more at home tinkering with machines than being among people. As chief mechanic for a carnival, he hides something else that sets him apart—his desire for other men. But when the carnival teams up with a traveling show of human “curiosities,” Joe finds unlikely friendship in Derry Stroud, a handsome young man with his own secrets. Compelled to help him, Joe is ready to risk the wrath of the freak show’s sinister owner, Mr. Star, unaware of how much he stands to lose—or gain.

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feel meFEEL ME (THE NOVUS PACK SERIES BOOK 2) by M Jayne

Raider Black, Leader of the Novus Pack, will do anything for his people. His word is his bond no matter the sacrifice. Novus has always come first.
Theodora Morrissey is a gift from The Goddess to the Lycan world. It doesn’t take someone with her psychic abilities to see that her future is in jeopardy.
When Theo is discovered bloodied, beaten, violated, and broken, Black must find a way for her to be healed or his dream for their future will be destroyed.

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my solaceMY SOLACE (BEWITCHED AND BEWILDERED BOOK 1) by Alanea Alder

For thousands of years Oron Vi’Eirson has lived each day trying to keep the pain and devastation caused by his family from hurting his precious baby brother. But despite his best efforts his past has come back to haunt him, placing not only Darian and Amelia in harm’s way, but also his newly found mate.

Isabelle Campbell, or as she likes to be called, Izzy, is a mess. She knows this. It’s never intentional, but somehow her curiosity always seems to run away from her. When her latest gaffe lands her homeless and fired from her favorite barista job she is left little choice but to accept the kindness of some of her favorite customers, little did she know that by doing so, she would find herself starting the biggest adventure of her life!

With kindred spirit Meryn at her side, Izzy takes on the entire fae city to protect the heart of the kindest man she has ever met. If the golden fae think they can get away with hurting her mate, they are sorely mistaken. After all, her new friend likes to electrocute people.

When facing your greatest fear means facing your family, is there any escape? Can Izzy help Oron stand against all odds?

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seal wolf surrenderSEAL WOLF SURRENDER by Terry Spear

Wolf shifter and former Navy SEAL Brock Greystoke isn’t interested in she-wolves. The last one in his life ambushed him with the intent to kill. So when he’s tasked with helping his cousin’s friend get to a wedding, he has no intention of getting involved with her…

She-wolf Natalie Silverton has inadvertently crossed a group of dangerous criminals, and she’s in dire need of a bodyguard. Good thing Brock is there to protect her. At every turn, their work—and play—brings them closer to catching the criminals and to each other, but Brock will have to get them out of this alive if he has any hope of winning Natalie’s heart.

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unchained desireUNCHAINED DESIRE (RAPTURE BOOK 1) by R C Alvarez

Chained to a demon queen for hundreds of years, fallen angel Ramiel has given up on his brothers and sisters—and humanity. He has seven days away from hell to replenish his power and that’s all he cares about—right up until his meeting with the much too innocent Kyria. He fell for that act before and it landed him in hell, he won’t be making that mistake again.

To save her sick father, Kyria knows she must find Ramiel. He’s dark, brooding and everything Kyria should be scared of, but the haunted look in his eyes makes her think there’s more to him. The tattoos and chains don’t frighten her either, but the connection she has with him does. When strange creatures attack her, Ramiel steps in to protect her.

Ramiel believes he’s reluctantly helping Kyria, but what neither of them knows is that she may be the one to save them all.

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wounded prideWOUNDED PRIDE (GESA’S MENAGERIE BOOK 5) by Kaye Draper

So many lovers, so little…sanity.
Gesa is dealing with a sickening overabundance of FEELINGS. No matter how she might resist it, her gryphon side insists she claim her pride–as if she were a damned alpha lion.
But she has other priorities. Like getting rid of the squatters in her bookstore home, keeping Hisashi from going insane…and what the hell is up with Oisin? Danger is looming, and the pride might not make it out intact.

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descended from shadowsDESCENDED FROM SHADOWS: BOOK ONE OF SINDAL by  Denise Grover Swank and Alessandra Thomas

For centuries, Phoebe Whelan’s family of witches and mages has guarded the Book of Sindal, a tome filled with spells so evil it could destroy the world. After their parents’ death six years ago, it’s up to Phoebe and her older and younger sisters—Rowan and Celeste—to guard the book with their magic and their supernaturally fortified land. But Celeste’s expression magic is wild and untamed, and without their mother’s calming influence, Celeste is slowly going mad.

When the book—and Celeste—go missing, the Valarian Small Council believes Celeste stole the deadly book of spells. When they assign Captain Brandon Cassidy, the head of the Magical Protective Force and Phoebe’s former high school crush, to look for book, and things get a whole lot more complicated

Soon it becomes apparent a dark force has taken the book, which will only open with the blood of all three Whelans. The Dark Set has the strongest sister, now it needs the blood of the other two. Brandon’s mission quickly changes to include her protection, but Phoebe’s goal has remained the same—find the book and her sister, prove Celeste’s innocence, and let nothing get in her way, including her reawakened feelings for the man at her side.

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matchmaking beyond the veilMATCHMAKING BEYOND THE VEIL (TELLTALE GHOSTS BOOK 1) by Mara Townsend

Emery Belmont is a snarky, uptight realist who likes his life ordinary. Like any skeptic, he’s content using mundane explanations to write off signs of paranormal activity. That’s no longer an option when the spirit haunting his house wrecks his new kitchen, forcing Emery closer to facing the supernatural truth. Desperate for a new handyman, he unknowingly hires his hot ex-rival from high school to fix it. Paxton Santos, Emery’s former lacrosse team captain, followed in his father’s footsteps to take over the family business. Annoyingly, Emery requires his talented hands more than he needs to keep Paxton out of his life. However, getting Paxton to leave after the repairs may prove difficult with the meddlesome ghost taking a shine to him, which Paxton seems to take in his grating, good-natured stride, remaining irritatingly unruffled by numerous weird occurrences.

Emery is bombarded by mysterious paranormal hijinks, keeping Paxton at arm’s length, and deciphering things that aren’t quiet what they seem. There’s nothing Emery hates more than an unfinished puzzle. In his determination to solve this one, Emery reluctantly opens himself up to new possibilities all while trying to remain firmly rooted in life the way he prefers it—orderly, logically explainable, and, above all else, ghost-free.

Join Emery and Paxton as they face off with a spirit that has no limits to how far it will go to push them together, enduring locked doors, faulty plumbing, and sharing a bed. Together they are determined to navigate their way out of this mess using any means necessary to send the ghost packing. Will they make it out of the traps awaiting them before their pesky tormenter gets any other ideas to make things worse and further blur the line between them?

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camronVS: Just a reminder of my latest scifi romance release – CAMRON

Dr. Gemma Madarian is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with hundreds of other humans to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.

She and another prisoner, Camron of the Badari, are the only survivors of a deadly crash landing. She’s paired up with the genetically engineered soldier by their mutual enemies and sent fleeing through rough country, hunted for pleasure by an enemy officer and his ferocious trackers.

The enemy wants a triumphant kill. Gemma and Camron want to survive.

Camron never dreamt of having a mate but Gemma shatters his preconceptions and makes him desperate to do everything in his power to save her life and claim her for his.

There’s no help or refuge to be had in the desert where they’re fleeing for their lives.
Or is there?

Will Camron and Gemma live to fight another day and explore the growing attraction between them, or will ancient secrets and bitter rivalries end their bid for freedom?

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

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May 15

May 8

May 1

April 24

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 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.

New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday May 22

camronI have a New Release of my own to report this week!

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

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CAMRON: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 7) by Veronica Scott

Dr. Gemma Madarian is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with hundreds of other humans to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.

She and another prisoner, Camron of the Badari, are the only survivors of a deadly crash landing. She’s paired up with the genetically engineered soldier by their mutual enemies and sent fleeing through rough country, hunted for pleasure by an enemy officer and his ferocious trackers.

The enemy wants a triumphant kill. Gemma and Camron want to survive.

Camron never dreamt of having a mate but Gemma shatters his preconceptions and makes him desperate to do everything in his power to save her life and claim her for his.

There’s no help or refuge to be had in the desert where they’re fleeing for their lives.
Or is there?

Will Camron and Gemma live to fight another day and explore the growing attraction between them, or will ancient secrets and bitter rivalries end their bid for freedom?

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under fyreUNDER FYRE (ALIEN DRAGON SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Cara Bristol

Betrayed by her people, does she dare trust a dragon?

The alien dragon shapeshifters who discover Earth come in peace—at first. Then, inexplicably, they threaten to attack. In an attempt to show goodwill and appease the dragons, Earth sends a human woman to become a concubine to one of the Draconian king’s sons, Prince K’ev.

K’ev would sooner give up his ability to breathe fire than accept a human, but when he meets Rhianna, sparks fly, and his dragon realizes she’s his mate.

Rhianna falls for the hot-blooded prince, unaware she’s a key link in a desperate scheme to defeat the dragons, a strike that could backfire with devastating consequences. Will she figure out what Earth has planned in time to save her dragon mate? And if she does, will K’ev be able to save her planet from an angry king’s retaliation?

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ship of ruinSHIP OF RUIN (STAR KINGDOM BOOK 2) by Lindsay Buroker

All Casmir Dabrowski wants is to return to his normal life as a robotics professor on the solid ground and agreeable gravity of his home world. No sane person would want to cavort around in space, being chased by mercenaries, soldiers, and knights—not to mention the unidentified organization that’s been sending robot assassins after him.

But his best friend’s mother is missing, an entire team of archaeologists is dead, and the greatest find in the Twelve Systems is hidden in a wreck entombed on a frozen moon.

As the Kingdom Fleet, Tenebris Rache’s nefarious mercenaries, and sinister strangers from another system descend on the ancient wreck, all wanting the secret in its hold, Casmir and his friends are caught in the middle of a battle for the future of humanity.
They may be the only ones with the unique skills to decode the wreck’s secrets, but will they survive long enough to do so?

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mission her safetyMISSION: HER SAFETY (TEAM 52 BOOK 5) by Anna Hackett

VS Note: OK so this series isn’t technically scifi but Anna always includes some otherworldly elements and I love her books!

After Dr. Ty Sampson catches a mysterious female intruder in his home and lab, he’s obsessed with finding out who she is and what she wants. He’s a man who trusts very few people and hates anyone in his space. His role as Team 52’s lead scientist brings him into contact with a host of powerful, ancient artifacts, so he knows the woman must be after something dangerous and he refuses to let her succeed.

River Elliott-Hall is good at finding things and prides herself on always getting the job done. When a very valuable painting by a master is stolen from a famous museum, it is her job to get it back. The trail leads her to the bright lights of Las Vegas and she’s heard rumors of the covert, black ops Team 52. But as she investigates if they know anything about the painting, she finds herself drawn into a battle of wits with a big, bad-tempered, and far-too-handsome genius.

Life has taught River and Ty to guard their hearts, so as these two circle each other, they warily agree to work together. Because it soon becomes clear that the painting is more than just a painting, and someone with a dangerous plan is working behind the scenes. Fighting their intense chemistry, Ty and River—along with Team 52—will risk everything to save the day, and both find themselves battling the unfamiliar needs to claim, protect, and keep each other safe.

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clara dreamingCLARA DREAMING: FOXWEPT ARRAY BOOK 2 by A W Cross

Orphaned at fifteen, she inherited part of a virtual reality empire. Ten years later, everything she could ever have dreamed of is within her grasp–except the one thing she actually wants.
Nathanael’s life has been entwined with Clara’s since they were born. To prove himself worthy, he leaves the sanctuary of their tower, hoping to become the man Clara deserves.
But when a specter from Nate’s past returns to seek revenge by stealing his future, Clara must do everything in her power to save the man she adores from a living nightmare and make all of their dreams come true.

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karzinKARZIN (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 7) by Elin Wyn

The Xathi may be defeated. But the battle to rebuild is just beginning. For geologist Annie Parker, all she can hope for is helping her shattered family heal while she works in her quiet laboratory. Until a mysterious seismic eruption shakes her entire world all over again.

Teamed up with a surly Valorni, Annie just wants to get the job done. Investigate the incident and get back to her lab. Ignore the intriguing flashes of the man inside his bitter shell, ignore the sparks he sends through her at every touch.

The war for Ankou was never his. And Strike Team Two Leader Karzin needs to go home. His team may be fine helping the humans rebuild their cities, but he has other plans. He’ll find a way back to the Home Worlds, or kill himself trying.

When General Rouhr orders him to help the tiny human female in her research, only long-standing discipline takes him to her side. But once he’s there, it’ll take more than the attacks of this strange new enemy to drag him away from her.

And when even their memories are under siege, Karzin and Annie may find they have something worth fighting for after all.

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rock riftROCK RIFT: EDGE OF SUNRISE (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 2) by Elsa Jade

One rare mineral—qubition—powers transgalactic voyages across the Salty Way and took humanity to the stars…while dooming Q miners to the dark. On mining planetoid Ydro-Down, the veins of ore are going too deep, and now the miners have two choices left: keep digging their own graves or revolt against their corporate overlord QueCorp. Either path will likely mean their end, but mine foreman Gavyn Grey is willing to lead them into hell itself.

After an unexploded Q-bomb left over from the ancient Oblivion Wars wiped out her peaceful world when she was a child, Lumia d’Aspiring was taken in by the Order of the Last Candle. The anti-technology spiritual sect trained her as an assassin, saboteur, and terrorist—charging her to save what remains of the Salty Way from the hungers of humanity run amok.

Infiltrating Ydro-Down as intercessor Yumi Swinton to destroy QueCorp’s operations, she instead finds the wicked corporation subjugating the miners—including the ruggedly intriguing but untouchable Gavyn Grey. Should she help the miners end their tyranny? Or make sure nothing and no one survives the revolution?

After decades of desperation, Gavyn knows not to trust anyone. But the quick, quiet Yumi has skills his faltering revolution needs…and secrets he’s determined to uncover. Can he win her over before QueCorp’s vicious overseer takes them down?

There are dangers in getting too close to anyone around the treasured qubition, but trusting each other might be their only hope of survival on the Obsidian Rim.

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rocket manROCKET MAN (SPACE CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Joy Foster and Elizabeth Robbins

Opposites attract is one of the oldest sayings but it has never been so true until now.
Astronauts Kate and Ryan left Earth thinking that they’d see more than any explorer before or after them. Had NASA known about their secret love they never would have let the two go off together.

Not far into their mission they are abducted by alien space pirates. The two pirates had every intention of selling the two unique individuals from the blue planet on their own home planet to the highest bidder as sex slaves.

That all changed when Galena and Stone who was as tall as he was long decided to sample the goods first. Once that happened all bets were off and they got the surprise of their lives when they arrived at home.
There’s only one way for the four of them to survive!

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deep spaceDEEP SPACE (SPACE CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Joy Foster and Elizabeth Robbins

Deep Space continues where Rocket Man ended.
Their life is in hazard but Ryan and Kate might have gotten more than they could have ever expected from going to space.

To survive the trip and outrun the savage space pirates who decimated their planet they must travel at speeds that would kill a regular human. Ryan and Kate are given upgrades leaving them feet taller, inches longer wink, wink, and Stone, as well as Galena, don’t realize that they might not be the alphas of the ship any longer, along with weapons like they’ve never used before they are in for a roller coaster of adventures in and out of the bed.

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worldship humilityTHE WORLD SHIP HUMILITY (THE CODE BOOK 1) by R R Haywood

VS Note: Seems to me to be scifi with romantic elements perhaps.

Sam, an airlock operative, is bored. Living in space should be full of adventure, except it isn’t, and he fills his time hacking 3-D movie posters.

Petty thief Yasmine Dufont grew up in the lawless lower levels of the ship, surrounded by violence and squalor, and now she wants out. She wants to escape to the luxury of the Ab-Spa, where they eat real food instead of rats and synth cubes.

Meanwhile, the sleek-hulled, unmanned Gagarin has come back from the ever-continuing search for a new home. Nearly all hope is lost that a new planet will ever be found, until the Gagarin returns with a code of information that suggests a habitable planet has been found. This news should be shared with the whole fleet, but a few rogue captains want to colonise it for themselves.

When Yasmine inadvertently steals the code, she and Sam become caught up in a dangerous game of murder, corruption, political wrangling and…porridge, with sex-addicted Detective Zhang Woo hot on their heels, his own life at risk if he fails to get the code back.

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double with angelsTHE DOUBLE WITH ANGELS: A SCIFI ALIEN ROMANCE (CELESTIAL MATES) by Miranda Martin

My BFF Jessie talked me into signing up for the new dating service, Celestial Mates – Love Across Space and Time. Sure, I’ll bite. It’ll be a fun weekend getaway. A one off, a chance to do something I’ve never done before. One hot and wild weekend away from Earth then I’ll bail out and be home for work by Monday.

You know what they say about the best laid plans? Yeah, it all went to hell. Meikal wasn’t supposed to be so over the top gorgeous. And he has wings! Honest to goodness white wings and the body of an angel sculpted by Michelangelo himself. He’s strong, controlled, and restrained. Almost too perfect.

But I barely meet Meikal, my ‘fated’ mate, when I’m kidnapped by his brother Lukien. He’s like the exact opposite in every way. Passionate, fiery, with barely controlled emotions. Even his wings are dark, like the oh so wrong fantasies I have right after we kiss.

Now I’m trapped between two brothers and their alien world. Celestial Mates ‘forgot’ to inform a girl that the whole planet is threatened by some mysterious, evil ‘She’. If these two opposites can’t come together, I’m in trouble.

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cursingCURSING: BOOK 1 OF THE ANGIE FAUST SERIES by Lynne Murray

VS Note: From April

The day she killed her boss…Everything changed.
She never laid a hand on him to take his life. She didn’t have to.
As her boss lies on the floor with a dozen witnesses staring and paramedics working in a futile effort to save him, a mysterious stranger approaches Angie with a bizarre offer.

It’s a job with the ExtraTerrestrial Protection Agency, a secret organization. Can Angie trust a group whose very existence is ultra classified?

She has to decide in a hurry because her newly released power starts drawing attention from life-draining, telepathic, Mindworms and alien scientists obsessed with abducting humans. Most terrifying of all, she’s stalked by one of the most fearsome predators in the galaxy.

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sold to marsSOLD TO MARS by McKayla Schutt

Avril was sold to Mars the day of her birth. On Earth, the female population is too high, and every woman is either labeled as a breeder or sold. If they fight it, they are dead. Avril may be sassy but she’s careful because she doesn’t want to be a baby factory like her mother. Things get heated when she meets the Lord Alpha and her body reacts to him.

Lord Alpha Sylvan has been after one thing since he took control of Mars, a mate. When he met Avril for the first time, he makes a few mistakes. He must make up for his blunders or lose his mate and himself forever. Everything hangs on the connection between the Avril and Sylvan.

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engineers mate c w grayTHE ENGINEER’S MATE (THE BLUE SOLACE BOOK 5) by C W Gray

Beck Brackenstone is a simple Grell. He loves his family and friends and enjoys tinkering in his shop. His greatest dream is to meet his life-mate, settle down, and raise a bunch of babies. When he finally does meet his mate, he realizes how completely unprepared he really is. How do you court an assassin? How do you keep your brain from melting when your mate smiles?

Guild Master Beol is not a simple man. He runs one of the most prominent assassins guilds in the galaxy and has a troubled past. He has responsibilities and contracts to worry about and no time for a mate. When he meets Beck, that all changes. His Grell completely bewitches him and sparks something inside him that he thought died a long time ago. The problem is that Beck has secrets that even his most trusted friends don’t know, and Beol has some major trust issues.

The two men may appear to be a horrible match, but in truth, they are perfect for one another. Unfortunately the Crellic Queen and Humans First are terrorizing the galaxy and Charybdis Station is their next target. They will need to trust in one another and their friends to end the Queen’s path of destruction once and for all.

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wills hopeWILL’S HOPE (WOLVES HEAT BOOK 9) by Odessa Lynne

Will knows who he is, even if he doesn’t remember how or why he ended up on the run with one of the aliens everybody calls “wolves.”

He knows the wolves were welcomed to Earth with few reservations and shared technology and knowledge freely—until their first heat season revealed the dark truth about their attraction to human scent, triggering uncontrolled sexual aggression and violence, and changing the world as he knew it forever. He knows the wolves rule the American Protectorate, a place where they roam freely and claim humans for mates.

Will knows he has a past—and he knows something’s wrong, that his life isn’t what it should be—but he has no way to know that his past is about to come for him, and it’s going to be a fight to the death for his soul.

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saved by the cyborg jessica coulter smithSAVED BY THE CYBORG (CY-CON BOOK 3) by Jessica Coulter Smith

Intimidating. Damaged. Unlovable.
Tark wanted a mate even before he joined the Cy-Con program. His sheer size made females fear him, and now that he’s been turned into a cybernetic freak they avoid him even more. When he finds a female being held in a brothel against her will, he knows that he can’t leave without her.

Tark means to take Suki home to his world, a place where she can heal and start a new life. He never realized she’d want to start that life with him, or that she’d insist on leaving the safety of Xpashta in an effort to rescue others like herself.

Brave. Fearless. Pregnant?
Tark saved the alluring human female once. When she’s captured during a dangerous mission, he knows he’ll have to do it again, and this time, he’s not letting her out of his sight — especially when he finds out she’s pregnant with his child.

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rogue aliens secretROGUE ALIEN’S SECRET (ALIEN OUTLAWS BOOK 3) by Kate Rudolph

The outlaw captain has stolen her heart…Andie and Xandr’s relationship is blooming between heists, explosions, and evading the dogged Duke of Mebion. But when a job goes wrong the whole crew is at risk and Xandr is hiding something that could doom them all.

The crew can’t pass up a chance to fix their mistake. But when the time comes there is more danger than Xandr lets on and if he keeps hoarding his secrets he might lose everything, especially the woman he’s coming to love.

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oracle the harbingerORACLE: THE HARBINGER: AN ORACLE’S MAIDENS NOVEL 02 by D R Rosier

Bill Callahan, columnist, blogger, superhero, is Oracle. It isn’t easy being a hero, especially a D-Class one with a single power. Seeing the future was a huge edge, even for an otherwise normal human, but he still had to carefully choose his battles.

Everything changed for him, when he joined forces with the Nocturnal Maidens, and their hero team had been unofficially renamed to Oracle’s Maidens. Not only his super life, where he no longer needed to let some criminals go, but in his personal life as well. He’d never been happier, and was head over heels for Sara, AKA Dark Succubus.

Four months have passed since the events in book one, and things are going to change for him again, radically. Sara makes a suggestion that blows his mind and causes waves on the home front. His wonderful new life is about to be tested, and to all appearances it starts to disintegrate around him.

If that wasn’t bad enough, he was about to face the greatest challenge of his life thus far. As Oracle, he’d always had the advantage over his foes in knowing the future. But… what if an enemy had that same insight?
The Harbinger.

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end transmissionEND TRANSMISSION (THE GALACTIC COLD WAR BOOK 3) by Robyn Bachar

Maria Watson defied her family to join the Mombasa as Chief Engineer, finding her place among a ragtag fleet of pirates and privateers. Their latest mission left her with a price on her head and a scar on her heart. When a surprise attack separates her from her ship, stranding her in hostile space with a stolen Soviet weapon, she’ll do whatever it takes to uncover that weapon’s secrets—even sacrifice herself.

Broken by the war, Combat Medic Tomas Nyota spent years drowning his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. Sober, he found a new purpose as the Mombasa’s Chief Medical Officer. His job is to keep the crew alive, even the brilliant but contrary Chief Engineer with whom he’s constantly at odds.

Trapped together in a stolen ship, running from both the Alliance and the Soviets, they must work together to survive. But when the weapon’s horrific purpose is uncovered, their quest becomes a race against time. They must expose the truth and destroy the weapon—before it’s too late.

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mate trent evansMATE: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE by Trent Evans

The moment her ship crash-landed, Selena Marks knew she was in way over her head, and that was before the natives of this planet took her captive, stripped her bare, and brought her deep into a sacred cave to be given…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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empress and the ambassadorTHE EMPRESS AND THE AMBASSADOR (AEON 14: THE EMPIRE BOOK 1) by M D Cooper

Yesterday, Empress Diana discovered that Scipio is not the most powerful Empire in human space. Vast alliances have been created in the far reaches of space, and they are embroiled in a deadly war. The victor will claim all of humanity as their prize.

For decades, Petra has operated as a spy in Diana’s court, getting close to the empress so that she can influence her to ally with the Transcend on the day the truth is revealed. But after joining the empress in her bed, Petra found herself giving more of her heart to Diana than even she realized.

Today, Scipio has allied with the Transcend and joined the war against Orion. With a sad heart, Petra thought her mission in Scipio was complete, but it turns out the real work has just begun.

Many in the Scipian Empire see this as the perfect time to strike out and take down Diana. She and Petra must fend off cunning politicians, assassination attempts, and ready their military to join in the Orion War—all while figuring out how to fall back in love following Petra’s lies and secrecy.

Even though the pressure fuels their passion, it’s not enough to rebuild a relationship. Somehow Diana and Petra must fix what is broken between them and find the strength in one another to save both the empire—and themselves.

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sold to the alien soldiersSOLD TO THE ALIEN SOLDIERS (ROGUE AURELIANS BOOK 3) by Corin Cain

I’m owned by a fearsome mob boss.
I have no freedom.
The one thing left to me is safety and security. Any man that dares touch me would lose a… very precious body part.
When four huge, disgusting Bullfrogs enter the planet, I know I’m safe. I weep for the woman forced into their slimy harems, but I will not be touched.
When three dominant, arrogant Aurelians enter the city, I am off limits. The seven-foot-tall alien species are brutal, powerful, and muscled like Greek-Gods. They search their entire lives for their fated mate, the one woman who can bear their sons through the dark, powerful Bond.
I feel the pain of the women forced to endure their harsh punishment and fearsome mating frenzies, but I will not be touched.
That’s what I thought – until my owner decides my innocence is worth more at an alien auction house than in his personal collection. ..

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enemy matesENEMY MATES (SYFER HAREM BOOK 1) by Athena Storm

They crashed into my world. Their people brought war with them. They brought death. I watched as my world started to crumble. As everything I held dear began to burn.
And then I was rescued…Three giant alien men came for me. With their broad shoulders, red skin, and otherworldly handsome bodies. They swore to help my people. They vowed to protect me. And they swept me off my feet.
But they had a price…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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janarJANAR (JORATHIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by C R Corbin 

A horrible boss, mind-numbing work, and a potential fun night with friends.
That’s what was supposed to be in store that night for Lauren, a researcher stationed on the colony of Arasin. That is until a group of powerful warriors led by the Oson warlord Khor assault the colony in search of one thing.
Her.
Janar, a proud and elite Jorathian warrior, had a single goal in mind during his infiltration of Arasin, to retrieve Lauren as a tool for use in a plot of vengeance against Khor. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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roxs renegadesROX’S RENEGADES (SOLDIERS OF BLOOD AND RUIN BOOK 1) by Rowan Thalia

BioWar, World War III
Sixty years ago, the first shot was fired.

In the last ten years, our country has fallen. Chemical agents dropped mercilessly on friend and foe alike have created two new species of humanoid, and the world population has been reduced to small colonies of humans fighting against them to survive.

Out on a routine patrol, my team and I run into the worst kind of trouble. Branded and left for dead by our superiors, we form bonds that cannot be broken and find asylum with the enemy.

Seeking knowledge, my sexy team of four and I race across the wasteland fighting zombies, mutants, and our own transformation for the one thing that can give us answers: a sample of untainted DNA. Aligned with vampires and on the run, we thought things couldn’t get worse until a hidden threat finds me.
When conspiracy is the norm, who can I trust?
The war is not over and the fight between the species has just begun.

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madisons messMADISON’S MESS: SEA SHENANIGANS BOOK 4 by Robyn Peterman

Madison – Unlike my sisters, I haven’t found my HEA. And I’m looking—hard. But finding a man who wants to blowhole dive in Hawaii on the first date is more difficult than you might imagine. I’ve been forced to settle for a few meaningless orgasms with men who disappear when I suggest fun activities, like scaling twenty stories while blindfolded.

Look, I know meaningless nookie won’t help me find my happily ever after, or even a guy who believes tightrope handstands over the Grand Canyon are fun. But there is someone out there for me so next time I do the horizontal mambo, it’s for keeps.

May the gods help me. Well, me and whoever I boink next.

Rick – Being a Vegan Werewolf has its drawbacks. I’ve been exiled from my pack and even the petting zoo of deer, rabbits and raccoons I keep safely tucked away from my fellow Weres isn’t enough to banish the loneliness I feel. Talking to myself is becoming dangerous. Just two days ago out of stupefying boredom, I made a wager with myself that I could fly. It didn’t end well.

Thankfully Poseidon is sending me on a mission. Unfortunately, it’s with a crazy Mermaid who has a worse reputation for death defying recreation than me.

I have no clue what’s in store, but may the gods help me. Well, me and this swimming hottie, because I’m totally down.

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fallen witchTHE FALLEN WITCH (THE COVEN: ACADEMY MAGIC BOOK 2) by Chandelle LaVaun

Our Coven Leader is dead…and they think I killed him. I didn’t. I would never have hurt him. I tried everything I could to save him. But it’s their word against mine.

And with his blood staining my hands and caked in my hair, I don’t know how I’m going to get them to believe me…Because the truth is far more unsettling..those shadow creatures knew exactly where and when to ambush us. Someone set us up to be slaughtered…and it wasn’t me. The scariest part is…that Ouija Board tried to warn me.

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azaranAZARAN (THE BROTHERHOOD OF OMARR BOOK 1) by Jacki James

Azaran~I was born a dragon rider. A member of the Brotherhood of Ormarr, son of Cadmar, and the eldest of four sons. I was raised to defend the innocent and protect the secret of the dragons, but when I was eighteen, my parents were brutally murdered and the training and care of my brothers fell to me. My entire adult life has been spent helping my brothers grow into the strong, brave dragon riders they were born to be. Now that the youngest of my brothers is close to adulthood, the last thing I need is someone else to worry about—someone else to be responsible for. If only the handsome doctor fate had chosen for my mate wasn’t so perfect for me.

Toby~AlI I ever wanted was to help people, that’s why I became a doctor, but I quickly learned that modern medicine was more about the all-mighty dollar and less about saving lives. It wasn’t long before I was doubting my life choices. A vacation to the ocean was supposed to leave me refreshed and ready to get back to work, but instead, I found myself pulled into a world I never knew existed. A world where dragons are real, men fight like medieval warriors, and my soulmate has his very own bat cave. Azaran thinks the last thing he needs is a mate to worry about. Good thing I don’t need anyone to take care of me. My sexy dragon rider, on the other hand, needs someone to take care of him, and I think I’m just the man to do it.

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covens end quinCOVEN’S END: QUIN (COVEN’S END SERIES BOOK 3) by Lia Davis and L A Boruff

I never intended to mate. I definitely never imagined I’d share her with two other alpha males. When the Lycan Princess came of age, the mating call hit me. Hard. She’s mine. My wolf will do anything for her. Even sharing her with an arrogant vampire and a hot-headed wolf. When an outside threat surfaces, it’s up to me, Kane, and Voss to protect our mate. We have to find a way to set aside our differences and become the partners she deserves. If we fail to form a solid bond, both the Lycan and Vampire races are doomed.

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blood bond 13BLOOD BOND SAGA by Helen Hardt

VS note: The author has released parts 13, 14 and 15 as of May 21. They can be purchased separately or in a box set. Information given is for part 13.

Erin Hamilton follows Dante Gabriel back into hell—the underground compound where he was held for a decade—to confront the woman who held him captive. Finally unmasked, she seems to hold Dante under her influence. Erin has faith in Dante’s strength and determination, though, especially when the mysterious Vampyre Texts reveal their first secret.

Dante struggles to regain his control, even as he grows stronger and the darkness rises within him. He’ll let his captor think she commands him as long as it serves his purpose, but if Erin or anyone else is threatened, all bets are off. He’ll use all his powers against her, whether or not he can master them.

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reluctant saviorTHE RELUCTANT SAVIOR (ETHERYA’S EARTH BOOK 4) by Rebecca Hefner

Evie, daughter of virtuous Princess Rina and malicious Deamon King Crimeous, is a woman torn in half. The first centuries of her life taught her fervent lessons about pain and suffering. For ages, she suppressed her mother’s noble blood, crafting a reality where she was drifting alone, needing no one. Until an ancient prophecy calls to her, possibly creating a purpose for her squalid existence.

Kenden has commanded the Slayer army for a thousand years. Strong, cunning and loyal, he longs for the day when Crimeous has been defeated and he can settle down to build a family. Focused on conquering the Dark Lord, he is stunned when Evie makes a brazen demand that must be fulfilled before she chooses to fight with them.

Although incensed by Evie’s ultimatum, Kenden has never desired a woman more than the flame-haired vixen. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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bear meets girlBEAR MEETS GIRL (GRIZZLY COVE BOOK 13) by Bianca D’Arc

Marilee has got to be the most timid werewolf King has ever met. She’s also the most beautiful. There’s something special about her pure white coat that speaks to his inner grizzly, but also protects her in ways he never expected.

On the run, and headed for Grizzly Cove, King has to help her get there safely. They pick up a precious burden along the way, that might just get both of them killed…or worse.

Can these two work together – with a lot of help from those around them – to keep everyone safe and out of the hands of evil? And, can they resist the unexpected attraction that threatens to burn them both to cinders?

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bayou king of the rising tidesBAYOU: KING OF THE RISING TIDES by Annitia L Jackson

Mermaids are disappearing at an alarming rate, and no one knows who or what has happened to them. Not to mention, the very waters they call home are now killing them and has the Merpeople facing extinction.

Something or someone is out to destroy the Water Realm, and it is King Bayou Moreau’s duty to figure out what is going on and save his people. He turns to the one person he knows can help him, Rachal Porter, the woman he loves but refuses to love him back.

Rachal Porter Moreau lost her mate, Samuel, who was Bayou’s brother. She blames Bayou for his death and pushes him away, even though she finds herself drawn to him.

When the two start to investigate the mysterious deaths and disappearances, not only are they drawn to each other but into the web of an enemy they never expected.

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wyvern king's mateTHE WYVERN KING’S MATE by Mina Carter

VS Note: Re-release. Author says there have been only minor revisions.

Zahra needs a man… or it’s end gameUnable to find a mate, her dragon is asleep, and the curvy dragoness is running out of time. In desperation, she makes an appointment with the Altorian council for permission to seek a mate off world. But before she can speak to the council, tall, blonde and handsome storms in, kisses her like there’s no tomorrow and carries her off on the wing to his mountain-top lair. She’s been kidnapped… by a wyvern of all things. Not just any wyvern, but Roc, the king they claim they don’t have…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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embodiedEMBODIED (COVEN OF THE RAVEN BOOK 3) by Shona Husk

VS Note: From April

A love potion gone wrong leads to a goddess hijacking Alexis’s body. Now Alexis will do anything to catch her boss’s eye. It’s unfortunate that he starts to notice her for all the wrong reasons. Such as the army of cats following her around.

Peyton Kilpatrick has always kept his relationship with Alexis professional despite the simmering interest. But something has changed, she crackles with magic and she wants more from him than he’s able to give. As a witch and a lawyer his life is complicated enough, throw in a hellhound bite that causes all kinds of side effects around the full moon and he really isn’t boyfriend material.

When Alexis finally gets Peyton in bed, things get hairy. Peyton reveals what he is and convinces her to give up her new-found power. If she doesn’t get rid of the goddess inhabiting her body, she’ll die.

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want r e butlerWANT (VAMPIRE BELOVED BOOK 1) by R E Butler

Wolf shifter Angie Beaumont has had erotic dreams for the last few years. She both looks forward to and dreads going to bed each night, because the dreams leave her wanting and aching for the two males who appear in them. She can’t see their faces clearly, and the only thing she knows for certain is they’re vampires and her truemates. Wolves and vampires aren’t on the best of terms, but Angie doesn’t care what her alpha brother thinks – not only because they’re vampires but also because there are two of them.

Vampire twins Vex and Rage have been around for several hundred years, and until recently, they’d never shared dreams.
They’ve been sharing dreams of a female they believe is their beloved mate. Planning to go to the wiccan coven on the full moon for help in determining who their mate is, they’re surprised to scent her in the club, surrounded by vampires who want to feed on her.

The twins are consumed with making Angie theirs and sharing their immortality with her. But not everyone is happy that a wolf and two vampires are together, and it’s not just the alpha wolf who doesn’t approve. Angie’s caught in the crossfire of a never-ending war with a fanatical group of vampire haters. Can Vex and Rage get to her in time?

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cursed iceCURSED ICE (ICE DRAGONS BOOK 2) by Ann Gimpel

By his own admission, Johan’s always been one stubborn bastard.
He’s wedded to his freedom, and the thought of bonding with a dragon has some pretty serious downsides. If he doesn’t sign on to become magical, though, he’ll be left behind—also not an acceptable outcome.
Distant relatives to dragons, sea-serpents are gaining strength shockingly fast. Breeding farms spring up on distant outposts, spitting out all manner of evil. Banished eons ago by the dragon god, the serpents are making a comeback. As the dragons seek allies, they uncover still more atrocities.

Katya, dragon shifter and twin to the dragons’ prince, thought she wanted Johan as her mate, but he has more rough edges than she counted on. Besides, the serpent problem supersedes everything. She’s used to dragons being in charge, but when a serpent almost steals her will, it’s quite the wakeup call her magic isn’t as potent as she always assumed.
Is the age of dragons drawing to a close? If that’s true, what will come next?

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bad bear redemptionBAD BEAR REDEMPTION (BAD BOY BEAR SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by Liv Brywood

Bear shifter Dusty Kirkland never forgave himself for causing the tragic accident that nearly killed his best friend Laurie. After enduring a litany of hate from members of their small town, he left, vowing never to return. But years later, a phone call from Laurie changes everything. He returns to Yellowstone Mountain to take care of his late sister’s 13-year-old son. Dusty doesn’t deserve redemption, but he needs it. He’s determined to get a second chance with his mate. He may be a bad boy bear shifter, but behind his growly face and ripped body, he’s hiding a heart of gold. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince his mate that they deserve happiness, and if he’s lucky, he’ll have a second chance at finding love.

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sin of the vampireSIN OF THE VAMPIRE (BLOOD BROTHERHOOD BOOK 1) by M L Guida

Captain Kane O’Brien never expected to be a vampire, but now he has a chance to save his crew and break the curse. But time is running out. While hunting his nemesis, he rescues two survivors from a sinking ship and develops a burning attraction for the very woman who could end his crew’s nightmare.

Hannah Knight isn’t what she appears. She can move objects with her mind, but she can’t control her power. She’s brave, bright, resourceful. And determined to avoid a forced marriage. But developing forbidden feelings for a vampire wasn’t in her plans. Evil is closing in on them from on all sides and ends in a fierce battle on the high seas. One wrong choice and they could lose each other forever.

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defending their bondDEFENDING THEIR BOND (CRESCENT EDGE PACK BOOK 2) by L N Manning

On the run for most of his life, Thomas “Bulldog” Baird is used to being alone. He never cared what people thought of him. He never had a reason to. After helping his friend, Jonathan, settle some old scores with his birth pack, Bulldog finds the one thing he never thought he’d have: a mate. A mate he’s not sure he wants to claim because of his own haunted past.

Edward Rawlings has survived hell, living under a cruel and vicious Alpha who almost decimated his birth pack. When the pack was finally freed from tyranny, Edward thought his fight for life would be over. He was dead wrong.

Can the two find the happiness and love they deserve while they risk their lives defending their bond, or will Bulldog’s past claim them both?

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hidden omegaTHE HIDDEN OMEGA (HELL’S BEARS MC BOOK 3) by J L Wilder

I was raised by humans, and all my life I thought I was a monster.
Turns out I’m something more valuable—an omega bear shifter.
After being kidnapped for a prostitution ring, I’m rescued by the Hell’s Bears MC.
There is Clay who imprints on me, Mike who comforts me, and Bruno the alpha.
Sometimes it seems like Bruno wants nothing to do with me…Do they really want me to be a member of their pack, or do they just want to use me for breeding?

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fabric of fateFABRIC OF FATE (TAPESTRIES BOOK 6) by N J Walters

VS Note: A re-release

Having given everything to her career, Audrey Brennan is suddenly forced to confront how empty her life has become when an illness lands her at home for extended bed rest. But before she can take stock and figure out what to do next, a beautiful and magical tapestry whisks her away into the arms of two gloriously sensual warriors. Audrey’s certain it was all just a dream brought on by her medication and exhaustion, but knowing she has denied herself too many pleasures, she decides to indulge herself in the fantasy for as long as it will last.

Abrah Dannon has all but given up hope of ever finding a loving bride, and when a magical tapestry delivers the kind and beautiful Audrey to him and his brother Heroc, he is torn between rejoicing and fearing that Audrey will leave. Because the rules of the tapestry are clear: if they wish to win her heart, he and Heroc will have three days to take Audrey to unimagined erotic heights and shower her with unquestioning devotion—or else lose her forever… (more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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real men huntREAL MEN HUNT (SOREN PACK) (REAL MEN SHIFT BOOK 7) by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix

Persia has dedicated her life to saving the planet from greedy construction companies, even if that meant she lost out on a life filled with laughter, love, and passion.  Considering she’s generally surrounded by losers, potheads, and slackers, it’s not such a big loss.  Then she meets Warren–a tall, muscular hunk of hottie she wants to climb like the trees she’s trying to save.

Werewolf Warren Edgecomb lost out on love once and never imagined he’d find a woman for him. Then he stumbles across Persia and he knows the gorgeous female is his.  Every curvaceous, delicious, tempting inch of her. The only problem?  She’s human and can’t sense their shifter mate-bond.  Plus there’s the fact that she likes his wolf better than him.

Warren’s only chance of winning over the delectable Persia is to join her protest. Since they both want to bring down the developer attempting to steal his pack’s lands, it seems like a match made in heaven. Until he learns a secret that rocks his faith in his instincts–and in Persia.

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country star werebearCOUNTRY STAR WEREBEAR (JACKSON VALLEY SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Candace Ayers and Kym Dillon

Bear shifter Derek Holt, now a platinum country recording artist, has finally achieved the pinnacle of fame. He just never thought it would leave him feeling so hollow inside. He knows just the woman who could fill his empty void, his assistant Red. But women like Red don’t fall for men like him.

Audrey Reid, a.k.a Red, has had a difficult past with an abusive ex-husband. As a single mother of a young son, the last thing she needs is a party guy like Derek Holt in her life. If only her brain could convince her heart to let go.

When Audrey is tasked with “babysitting” Derek during his R&R back to Jackson Valley, she finds it harder than she thought to keep a lid on her feelings for him. Especially since the more she gets to know the real Derek, the more he’s proving he’s not the hard-drinking womanizer she thought. Not even close.

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midnight dragons mateTHE MIDNIGHT DRAGON’S MATE (SHIFTER DADS BOOK 2) by Zoe Chant

Single dad Lachlan only looked away for a second. And now his six-year-old son is gone, lost in the wild woods. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare…but most parents aren’t dragons. Mad with fear for his son, Lachlan is fully prepared to rip the whole forest apart to find him…

Botanist Cam likes peace, quiet, and all the things that little kids aren’t. But when a lost little boy stumbles into her research camp, of course she’s going to look after him. Especially since these woods are pretty weird, and who knows what could be lurking out there in the trees. Not that Cam, a career scientist, believes in the supernatural.

Until, that is, the dragon shows up…

Suddenly Cam finds herself caught up in a whole world of magic, devoted family, and even potential danger. She’s always been determined to stay married to her career, both feet firmly on the ground. Can she let go of her fears, embrace Lachlan and his son, and fly?

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fortune favors the cruelFORTUNE FAVORS THE CRUEL (DARK MAJI BOOK 1) by Kel Carpenter and Lucy Smoke

Quinn Darkova, freed from the chains of slavery, wants nothing more than vengeance against those who sold her. But with her dark powers on the rise and her ascension nearing, Quinn’s blood retribution will have to wait in favor of her immediate survival.

Lazarus Fierté is a nobleman without equal. He’s as controlling as he is stubborn, and for the last six years he’s been waiting for a woman to appear—but not just any woman. A Maji of great power, capable of terrible things. She could be the key to everything he holds dear.

His savior … or his destroyer. The only thing he didn’t predict was that she would become both.

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kipKIP: THE ENGLISH DRAGON by Kathi S Barton

Dalton had barely survived the ambush. Her sister, Luann, had taken out a life insurance policy on her and had decided it was time to collect. Luann hadn’t counted on Dalton surviving the hitman’s attack.

Lord Kipling Newton, Duke of Winehammer Castle, watched his mate, Dalton, breathing from the hospital bed. He had just given her his blood to help her heal when the monitors started screaming. He thought his dragon’s blood had killed her for sure. Now she was resting and would recover.

Dalton wasn’t happy that all her choices had been taken from her. It wasn’t that she didn’t like Kip, it’s that she wasn’t asked, she’d told her grandmother. But Dalton was soon to discover that a few choices where the least of her worries. Her sister and brother were out for her blood.

Kip had his own issues to deal with. The only way to protect Dalton from his family was to marry her as soon as possible. Once she took the title of Duchess of Winehammer Castle, his parents couldn’t harm her, or could they?

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claimed by drago wolfCLAIMED BY DRAGO WOLF by Ana Calin

Drago Wolf is a muscle-bound, cocky, leather-wearing beast. He’s also a pro at what he does – kicking ass at underground fight clubs, and messing with women’s heads for money. I swear I was determined to resist him, but I just couldn’t. Not when those eyes like midnight wandered all over my body, and those rock-hard arms pinned my hands above my head. I was wet mid-thigh before he even kissed me.
I gave in to temptation, certain he’d just zip up and hit the road afterwards. But guess what. He emerged convinced I was The One.
Now my public image hangs by a thread. I depend on local investors to keep my dad’s legacy going–medical research labs against deadly diseases. Just imagine those people finding out I’m screwing a male escort….
Drago – I came to Darkwood Falls for a gig. Some chicks paid big bucks for their frigid girlfriend to screw a leather-studded pack of muscles for her birthday. A highlight for her, nothing special for me, right?
Wrong.
Turns out, the frigid girlfriend is The One. Hell, I never even believed the ancient lore. No werewolf has met their fated mate in centuries…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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guarded by dragonsGUARDED BY DRAGONS (FIVE CROWNS BOOK 2) by Athena Aston

Just a few months ago, Diana’s biggest problems were her grades and her overbearing mother.
But after suddenly being thrust into a strange and magical world full of shape-shifting dragon men with armies on her tail and an Emperor bent on her death, things have gotten way harder.
Alone in this world for the first time, with her princes in lethal peril of their own, she’s left to her own devices to learn how to use her powers and fend for herself.
But while Geb, Lux, and Aurus are on the path to take down the Emperor, is Cetus truly convinced, or is he still planning on leading the Imperial armies?
And even with all four of them working together, is their strength alone enough to take down Svarog before he can kill the girl they’d all just as soon die for?

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prophesyPROPHESY BOOK II: THE BRINGER OF WRATH (THE KING AND ALPHA SERIES 2) by A E Via

Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep.

While his brother—the overachiever—excelled at having a vampire as a mate, Alek wasn’t that optimistic he would. He wasn’t averse to love, and he’d often thought of how different his life could’ve turned out if he’d ever experienced the emotion. His life was a mess and he’d worn a mask of stability for a majority of that time, only showing his siblings and pack what they needed to see—a strong Volkov alpha. Not the damaged man he was, with a tortured soul and a rogue wolf.

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mcgyverMCGYVER (ROLLING THUNDER MOTORCYCLE CLUB NOOK 13) by Candace Blevins

Iris Wendel, daughter of an uber-billionaire control freak, is on a rebellious path. With her college days coming to an end and her trust fund on the line, it’s time to make some changes. But when she drives her roommate to a party at the RTMC compound, the gathering of rugged, sexy, dangerous biker werewolves changes everything for Iris.

Face-to-face once again with the only woman he’s ever loved, Danny “McGyver” Franklin refuses to let Iris slip through his fingers this time. He’s no longer the poor, backwoods redneck from her past. McGvyer’s a man now — strong, confident, relentless, and a valued member of the RTMC.

Iris knows Danny is her soul mate, but she’s terrified her father will destroy him all over again. Danny’s playing for keeps, and he’s not about to let anything — or anyone — come between them, especially not Iris’s overbearing father. In a showdown for power and control, can McGyver and his wolf show them who’s boss and hold on to the woman they’ve always loved?

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summoningTHE SUMMONING (KREWE OF HUNTERS BOOK 27) by Heather Graham

When Kristi Stewart inherits a property in the old part of Savannah, she knows it comes with stories of hauntings. But she doesn’t believe in ghosts, even while she runs seances for the guests of McLane House Bed-and-Breakfast. Until the inexplicable midnight appearance of one of her infamous ancestors. Terrified, she flees into the night—and right into the arms of Dallas Wicker.

Dallas is trying to uncover the truth about a colleague who died under suspicious circumstances. As strange happenings continue to plague Kristi’s home, it is soon clear that there’s a very living threat in the neighborhood—several people have disappeared without a trace. Dallas can’t find any connection between the victims, but someone wanted them gone, and it might be linked to the history of McLane House. And that means Kristi should be very afraid.

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blood brokenBLOOD BROKEN (BLACKTHORNE BOOK 8) by Lindsay J Pryor

Leila McKay is both blessed and cursed. Her potent serryn powers are growing stronger, but they come with a heavy price. And to prove her love for vampire leader Caleb, she needs to bring his murdered brother Jake back to life. The only way is to cast a spell no one has dared to attempt before, that could tear apart the fabric of time itself…

But Caleb fears that treachery runs deep in Leila’s veins. Although the heat between them grows hotter by the second, Caleb’s past has left him with a hard heart and a mistrustful nature, and it was at her sister’s hands that Jake was killed… but with his brother’s life in the balance, giving in to his primal instincts is more tempting than ever.

Time is running out for Caleb. In a matter of hours, Jake will be past the point of saving: and around them, all-out war rages in Blackthorn. With genetically modified lycans and vicious convicts roaming the streets, Sirius Throme at the Global Council has secret plans that threaten to devastate the whole district… and Leila is the only one powerful enough to save them all. But can Caleb really trust her?

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leynaLEYNA: ELVEN LANDS by Helen E Peters

VS Note: Unclear to me how much romance, if any, there is in this series.

Finding the Master of Probabilities seems to be a real challenge, especially when you have a knack for attracting the most contradictory of people and causing trouble on a terrifying scale.The path in front of Leyna and her erstwhile friends becomes especially perilous when they get a new goal: to find a way to the plane of Demiurges, the creators of worlds. Yet who can know more about portal traveling and parallel worlds than those who created them?

The brave company led by charismatic Leyna still has a long way ahead, fraught with dangers, yet full of thrilling escapades. Trying to find her way back home, she continues to explore the fantastical land laid bare in front of her. She is learning and discovering new and unexpected abilities with the help of her loyal companions, not even shunning the assistance of demons. But in the end, would Leyna find it within herself to leave this new world behind for good?

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illusion of thievesAN ILLUSION OF THIEVES by Cate Glass

VS Note: Not sure how much romance there might be…

Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy’s aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life—and the price is her banishment.

Now back in Beggar’s Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she’ll have to rely on newfound allies—a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they’ll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic.

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kingsbaneKINGSBANE (THE IMPERIUM TRILOGY BOOK 2) by Claire LeGrand

Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien—but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.

Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption—fear of becoming another Rielle—keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted—by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.

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latharns destinyLATHARN’S DESTINY: A SCOTTISH TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE (HIGHLANDER FATE BOOK 6)  by Stella Knight

Evelyn O’Brolchan was born in the fourteenth century to a time traveling mother, but has lived her life in the present after a family tragedy forced her mother to return. Torn between the present and past, she travels back in time, determined to right the wrong done to her parents.

Latharn MacUisdean must reclaim the land and titles seized from him by his treacherous uncle and cousins. When he crosses paths with a fiery redhead from another time, intent on revenge against his cousins, he allows her to serve as his ally and spy.

As Latharn and Evelyn work together to defeat their mutual enemy, they struggle against their burgeoning desire. While their need for each other grows, they must choose between love and duty, passion and revenge, and the chasm of time that may separate them forever.

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son of beauty god of deathSON OF BEAUTY, GOD OF DEATH by Sera Trevor

Love blooms, even in death…When the goddess of beauty steals a precious flower from Thaedus, god of death, he demands retribution—her son Prosoper must become his prisoner. To his surprise, Prosoper is far from an unwilling captive.

Prosoper has been kept isolated from the world by his mother, who is determined to protect his innocence. But Prosoper is nearly two centuries old and longs to break free from his mother’s control.
Only the God of Death can give Prosoper the chance at life he desires. And only the Son of Beauty can save Thaedus from despair.

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knave of bladesKNAVE OF BLADES (TAROT WITCHES: THE RAVEN KNIGHTS SAGA BOOK 1) by SM Reine

Allene Whelan is scavenging through the ruins of post-apocalypse Oregon when she finds a strange tarot card, the Knave of Blades. Touching it awakens her magic—the power of the sylph, a rare and deadly seelie sidhe who can defeat any other of her kind. Her pollen is intoxicating. Her magic is irresistible. And she’s suddenly at the center of the Autumn Court’s war against the rebellious True Kingdom.

She’s the only person who might be able to defeat Macsen, the prophesied Fenrir who will one day grow big enough to devour the world. But first she needs to make herself strong enough to face him, and that means collecting power as only a sylph can. Joining the Raven Knights means committing more than her life to defeating the True Kingdom. She’s committing her soul…and her body.

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burn of the underworldTHE BURN OF THE UNDERWORLD (OF SHADOWS AND FIRE BOOK 1) by Meg Xuemei X

My name is Calamity.
My past is dust and my future is a life to fight to the death in hell. I never expected this to change, but then three smoking-hot warriors–a primordial vampire, a fae prince, and a Sváva archangel–arrive in my wrecked world, claiming I’m the lost queen and their fated mate.
They come to return me to the great Atlantis to claim my stolen birthright, despite the fact that no one has ever escaped the Underworld.
I don’t trust anyone, but I can’t deny the terrifying power awakening inside me any more than I can deny my fatal attraction to the immortal males who fight with me.

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beauty in darknessBEAUTY IN DARKNESS (ROYAL HEARTS BOOK 1) by Elizabeth Briggs

To save her father’s life, Princess Rose must wed the handsome, brooding wizard king Raith, her kingdom’s greatest enemy. Though she always knew she’d be married off in a political alliance, she never expected it to be to that monster. Or that the only time she would see her elusive husband is when he’s teaching her magic, treating her more like his student than his wife.

King Raith may have taken a bride to end a war and protect his people, but after his former wife’s murder he has no interest in falling in love again, especially when Rose defies him at every moment. But Rose’s beauty and boldness tempt him to open his heart a second time, and every day it gets harder to resist her.

Just as Rose begins to see another side to Raith, she discovers her new home holds deep, dark secrets that threaten the entire land, secrets no one dares speak of—and Raith is at the center of them. As their desire for each other grows, Rose will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth about his past and the shadows spreading across the land. But when darkness threatens to tear them apart, they’ll have to find a way to stop it together—or doom their kingdom forever.

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BadariWarriorsBoxSetFinalVeronica: New to my award winning Badari Warriors series? There’s a box set of the first 3 books!

Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens. 

There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

May 15

May 8

May 1

April 24

April 17

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 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.

New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday May 15

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

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WARLORD’S BOUNTY (CHAMELE BARBARIAN WARLORDS BOOK 2) by Cynthia Sax

VS Note: Her books are always a one click for me! Author states this book is based on “a much shorter story with the same title.”

Wanted: One Barbarian Warrior.
The bigger the bounty, the more dangerous the target.
Khan, a Chamele Warlord, has a huge bounty on his head. His enemy wants him captured and is offering any being in the universe an outrageous number of credits to accomplish that.

Khan wants to be captured, but only if the being apprehending him is a tiny, brown-eyed female with wickedly sharp daggers and an even sharper tongue. His passion for the feisty human can’t be inhibited by restraints. He’ll allow her to subdue him…in a variety of enticing ways.

When she finally collects her credits, he’ll collect his revenge, killing his enemy and claiming his little bounty hunter forever.
Zeta doesn’t do forever. After a lifespan of chasing dangerous beings across galaxies, apprehending and trading them for credits, she doesn’t get involved emotionally…with anyone.

Khan might be fierce and sexy and the most dominant male she has ever encountered, but the barbarian is also her target, and once she sates herself with his body, she’ll betray him.
That’s her job.

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mama and the alien warriorMAMA AND THE ALIEN WARRIOR: TREASURED BY THE ALIEN by Honey Phillips and Bex McLynn

Abby Wentworth never regretted abandoning her corporate career to adopt her orphaned niece and run a maternity home. But she certainly never expected to find herself and her girls abducted by aliens who intend to sell them as breeders.

When they are rescued by a massive alien and his crew, desires she has long suppressed start to surface. She finds herself unexpectedly drawn to the captain who treats both her and her daughter with unwavering devotion.

Until his ship intercepts an illegal Vedeckian trader, Captain Hrebec is resigned to spending his life alone. The Cires lost their females to a plague many years ago. Now for the first time, this luscious human female has him longing for a mate and a family.

But Abby has to get her girls back to Earth, and Hrebec may have one last chance to save his race. Will their duties force them apart? Or will they finally find a family of their own?

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CHILDREN OF RUINCHILDREN OF RUIN by Adrian Tschaikovsky

VS Note: Hard scifi not a romance but a release of note. I’m intrigued but might start with book 1, CHILDREN OF TIME.

Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life – but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity’s great empire fell, and the program’s decisions were lost to time.
Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth.
But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed.
And it’s been waiting for them.

fifth genderTHE FIFTH GENDER: A TINKERED STARS MYSTERY by Gail Carriger

A species that has no word for murder, has a murderer aboard their spaceship. 
ALIEN – Tristol lives in exile. But he’s built a life for himself aboard a human space station. He’s even begun to understand the complex nuances of human courting rituals.
Detective Hastion is finally flirting back!

MURDER  – Except that Tristol’s beloved space station is unexpectedly contacted by the galoi – a xenophobic species with five genders, purple skin, and serious attitude. They need the help of a human detective because there’s a murderer aboard their spaceship. Murder is so rare, the galoi don’t even have a word for it.
Tristol knows this because he is galoi.

ROMANCE  -Which means that he and Detective Hastion are on the case… together.
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alien charmerALIEN CHARMER (ZERCONIAN WARRIORS BOOK 14) by Sadie Carter

She met him in a dark alley and he followed her home, like a stray puppy. If a stray puppy were a six-foot-eight alien with muscles that didn’t quit, a face to die for, and a huge protective streak.
And don’t get her started on his ego.
Blue was tough and independent, she didn’t need anyone to take care of her.
Especially not him. Nope. Not happening. Ever.

Safan was under no illusions of his appeal to the opposite sex.
So imagine his surprise when he meets a female who isn’t all that interested in his charm, his body or his protection.
It’s enough to confuse an arrogant warrior. And make him even more determined to prove to this prickly female that she is the one for him.
His mate.
But before he can manage that something happens to threaten their very existence.

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ride on a starRIDE ON A STAR: CELESTIAL MATES (YOLCADIAN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Suki Selborne

I’m a brave hero. A Yolcadian warrior. A superstar space commander with a perfect battle record.
The only thing missing is a mate.
My warrior status mean I must stay single. So when a captivating Earth girl arrives on my ship for protection, I know she’s off limits–no matter how much I crave her sweetness.
Her frosty attitude entices me. Her soft curves light my body on fire. But touching her would destroy the peace our planets have worked so hard to build. I’m supposed to stay away from her.
Not a chance.
She’s mine. Even if I have to tear down the whole damn empire to get to her.

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10 things aliens hate10 THINGS ALIENS HATE ABOUT YOU (ALIENN, ARKANSAS BOOK 4) by Fiona Roarke

Valvoline Ethyl Grey, the youngest sibling and only daughter in the Grey clan, knows the rules when it comes to Alpha-human relationships—it’s fine to have a little fun, just don’t get too attached, unless you want a one-way ticket back to a homeworld that’s never been home.

Skeeter Bite Sheriff Wyatt Campbell is as easygoing as they come, but even he has his limits. At first he thought Vee wanted to keep their romance under wraps to protect him from a butt-kicking from one—or all—of her six brawny older brothers. Since they seem to like him well enough, that can hardly be the case. Now he just has to convince his commitment-shy girlfriend to take a chance. She already has his heart. Why not his ring?

A woman raised among oblivious humans in a super-secret alien colony in Alienn, Arkansas should know better than to have a super-secret love affair with a human, let alone a sheriff. But strong-willed Valene is all too weak when it comes to a certain tall, blond and utterly scrumptious lawman.

Although he comes to her family’s aid when they need him most and vows to keep the secret from other humans that aliens live among them, Valene is determined to sacrifice her love for Wyatt’s greater good.
Wyatt has other plans.

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ashoreASHORE (STAYING AFLOAT BOOK 2) by Isabelle Adler

You can only put the past away for so long.
This had never been truer for the crew of Matt’s ship, the Lady Lisa. Even as their engine suffers a critical malfunction and Matt scrambles to fund the costly repairs, Val, the ship’s reticent engineer, unexpectedly comes face-to-face with a deadly ghost from his past. Now it’s up to Matt, Ryce, and Tony to rescue him, even if it means breaking the law and striking an uneasy bargain with a local black-market kingpin—but what if this time their best efforts simply aren’t good enough?

And it might be that Val isn’t the only crew member Matt risks losing when his budding relationship with Ryce unexpectedly runs aground. With their love and commitment put to the test, Matt and Ryce must rally to save their friend and to keep their ship afloat, but in a race so desperate there might not be any real winners.

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impress her possess herIMPRESS HER POSSESS HER (HEROES OF NEOMA BOOK 1) by Sheridan Knight

VS Note: I’m not sure why but there are actually two books in the volume. CHARM HIM DISARM HIM is the other. Re-releases maybe? This author also writes as Sheri Lynn.

Calliope dreams of escaping Nysa, traveling to Earth and living free. Her plans are thwarted when she ends up placed with a dedicated soldier as his plaything. Regardless of her developing feelings for Amerrande, she knows she must not let anything get in the way of her plans to escape, and after a terrifying attempt and hazardous journey, she reaches Earth – only to discover freedom is not long lasting, as Amerrande is sent to find and execute her.

Phaedra has one purpose: service assignment soldiers for one month in whatever capacity they desire. Her doctor sedates and forces her to leave for the desecrated and disease-ridden Earth, followed by transport to Neoma, the frozen death planet. His plan was to save her from a life of servitude and offer her a freedom she wouldn’t have had. But all isn’t as it seems. And when Phaedra learns to see and trust with her heart and not her eyes, she will risk not only her life, but the life of the man she wants to share it with.

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aliens rebelTHE ALIEN’S REBEL (GUARDIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Milly Taiden

Cirrus Moonmist will walk through the fires of hell, move heaven and earth, and travel to the ends of the galaxy for her daughter. Diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease, the little girl’s only hope of survival lies on a distant planet and Cirrus plans to get it. Even if it means knocking down a smoking-hot bad guy who makes her panties wet and knees weak.

Sent to infiltrate a rogue faction, Guardian Defender Gavin Sagestar is so deep undercover even he has trouble remembering which side he’s on. Then he sees Cirrus. Law, duty, and order take a backseat to want, need, and…damn, is that love? Smart, beautiful, and curvy, Cirrus is his and anyone who thinks otherwise can fuck right off. Even the rogue military leader who wants her for his mate.

To have the sexy-as-hell housekeeper, Sagestar has to get Cirrus away from the bloodthirsty tyrant eager to kill. Time’s running out. Two lives hang in the balance. Sagestar is determined to save both mother and daughter, no matter what. Even if it costs him his life.

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alpha luna hunterALPHA (WARRIORS OF KAIZON BOOK 2) by Luna Hunter

MAKAYLA – I screwed up. I ignored the warnings and wandered too far from home. And now a colossal alien warlord has got me tied up. He’s all horns, claws, and muscles upon muscles. My captor is savage, ruthless, dominant. Everything I hate.
And yet, the look in his alien eyes makes my heart race and my stomach flutter…He’s supposed to be my enemy. I want him to be so much more.
KERAX – I came to Earth to claim the throne. And then I saw her, and I knew I had to make her mine. Her scent drives me mad. Her skin is soft and perfect. Her luscious curves fill me with desire. I can barely control myself around her. The throne can wait.
First she will give me an heir

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new star risingMILITARY SCIFI BUNDLE – includes THE INDIGO REPORTS STORY 1 – NEW STAR RISING by Tracy Cooper-Posey

VS Note: Not romance but many of us are fans of Tracy’s no matter what genre she’s writing in. (And I personally do enjoy military scifi.) This bundle is only available until May 30th. You’ll have to read the note on the bundle site for how to buy the books, etc. Here’s an excerpt from the site: “Bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson has curated a gigantic new Military SF StoryBundle, TARGETS LOCKED, with a dozen action-packed titles, all for immediate download into your e-reader, and you name your own price. This bundle includes THREE boxed sets and one omnibus, for a total of 25 big tales to enjoy.” More detail on the site…

Here’s the blurb for Tracy’s book, released in 2017, so not a new release by any means but an item of interest this week:

Bellona Cardenas Scordina de Deluca, daughter of the primary Cardenas family, went missing ten years ago. Reynard Cardenas, Bellona’s father and head of the family, receives anonymous, unsubstantiated news that she has been found. He sends the most disposable person in the family to investigate—Sang, the family android.

Sang’s investigation trips off chain reactions which shift the generations-old luke-warm war between Erium and Karassia into a galaxy-wide conflagration which will engulf the known worlds, including the neutral, fiercely independent free states…unless a hero can be found who will fight to hold the line against the two colossal forces.

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mated to the alien pirateMATED TO THE ALIEN PIRATE: CELESTIAL MATES by Leslie Chase

With alien mobsters hot on her trail, Marcie Cole needs a way off Earth fast. When the Celestial Mates Agency matches her with an alien on the far side of the galaxy, she jumps at the chance to get offworld. Her match may be a sexy alien, but she doesn’t expect to like him. And she definitely didn’t expect him to board her ship as the captain of a lethal crew of space pirates.
Pirate Captain Arrax is huge, deadly, and hot as hell. But can she trust a pirate to keep her safe, or should she hide the truth about herself?
As soon as Arrax sees the delicious Earthwoman, he knows he can’t resist her — and a pirate captain takes he wants without a second thought. Facing a mutiny from his pirate crew and the deadly aliens chasing Marcie, he has to fight to keep what’s his.
Will Arrax be able to keep Marcie safe by his side, or will the battle for his mate doom them both?

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at the troughAT THE TROUGH by Adam Knight

In a future where schools have no teachers and no classrooms, Jennifer Calderon is the perfect student. Every day she watches her video modules, plays her edu games, and never misses an answer. Life is comfortable in the Plex, a mile-wide apartment building. Corporations and brand names surround her and satisfy her every want and need.

Then one day, her foul-mouthed, free-spirited, 90’s-kitsch-wearing girlfriend Melody disrupts everything. She introduces her to a cynical, burned-out former teacher, who teaches them the things no longer taught in school. Poetry. Critical thinking. Human connection.

But these lessons draw the attention of EduForce, the massive corporation with a stranglehold on education. When they show how far they are willing to go keep their customers obedient, Jennifer has to decide what is most important to her and how much she is willing to sacrifice for it.

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shout of honorSHOUT OF HONOR: ADVENTURES IN THE LIADEN UNIVERSE BOOK 29 by Sharon Lee and Steve Mille

VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note.

Commander Vepal is a Hero. He is also the Yxtrang ambassador to the greater universe.
These two facts do not make Vepal’s life easy. But they do make it interesting.
It was Commander Vepal who discovered the continuing orders from Headquarters, far back in old and moldy archives, which directed those of the Troop who had survived the collapse of the old universe to locate, in the new universe, the proper authority to which they might, with honor, offer their allegiance, and their skills.
Because of this discovery, Vepal is made ambassador, while the rest of the Troop continues to prey on those it finds weaker than themselves.
In pursuit of his duty, he and his small delegation put into Inago Station, where there’s a military job fair in full swing.

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worlds away tracy st johnWORLDS AWAY (WARRIORS OF RISNAR BOOK 4)  by Tracy St John

She escaped from a cult. Fought in Afghanistan with an Explosives Ordinance Disposal unit. Was discharged from the Army after a court martial. Fired from her latest job. Selena ‘Boom-Boom’ Baumer is no stranger to conflict. However, diving into an interstellar war on a planet she’s never heard of is pushing the limits, even for this rebel. It’s only temporary though, and in the meantime, the striped alien men are easy on the eyes. Helping them defeat a monstrous race of invaders can’t be a bad thing, right?

Arga Bolep, war commander of the planet Risnar, needs an explosives expert, and Selena comes highly recommended. He’s not sure what he’s supposed to do with this blue-haired, naughty-limerick singing, hardcore partier, but he knows one thing’s for sure: he’s not about to fall in love. Not when he’s too aware of how gut-wrenching loss can be. Despite his fascination with Selena, he’ll keep their relationship as professional as her outrageous personality will allow.

When the enemy race of Monsuda launch a surprise attack, threatening both Risnar and Earth, Selena and Arga are forced to depend on each other just to survive. A reckless plan to defeat the enemy could spell doom for the reluctant lovers—but the more impulsive feelings they have for each other try their hearts and souls.

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reinventing lindseyREINVENTING LINDSEY by Maggie Brown

VS Note: Not exactly a scifi romance, but there’s robotics involved and the plot sounded fun. A release of note.

Studying the past hasn’t prepared Daisy Parker—anthropologist-turned-matchmaker—for her latest client. Finding Lindsey Jamieson-Ford a life partner isn’t exactly a simple exercise. Not only hasn’t Lindsey dated for years, the prickly reclusive scientist relates better with her robots than with people.

Lindsey has no idea what matchmaking involves when she hires Daisy. She’s never met anyone quite like the bubbly matchmaker and doesn’t know how she’s going to survive the infuriating woman. Now her life has lurched onto a roller coaster that just won’t damn well stop.

Guiding Lindsey through the courtship process is a challenge. Before the reticent scientist can move forward, Daisy has to teach her to leave the past behind. But another problem soon enters into the mix…How can Daisy stay detached when her body seems to be answering Lindsey’s mating call?

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broken jewelA BROKEN JEWEL (JADE BOOK 1) by Lucy Rains

VS Note: Apparently either an SFR or PNR reverse harem novel. Wasn’t clear to me, even from the reviews but it’s charting high in SFR.

Don’t stand out.
Keep control.
Don’t draw attention.
These are words that Jade lives by every day. Her abilities that she doesn’t understand must be kept hidden. With only a few friends and an over controlling mother, Jade is just trying to get by in life until she can move out on her own. Then a beautiful stranger walks into her life. And another one. And another one. They say they understand her and promise to take her away where she can be herself. They say she is like them. They say she is in danger. But Jade has never trusted anyone before and doesn’t know how to start now.
Until Jade is out of time and the guys make the choice for her.

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abducted by the alienABDUCTED BY THE ALIEN (REBELS OF SIDYTH BOOK 6) by Sabrina Kade

On the planet Hethdiss, shy and timid Phoebe faces a dilemma: two aliens want her. One, the pushy Iriel, claims he’s the only one who can protect her from the horrors of this dangerous world. Drazal, though, makes her think there might be more to life than playing it safe—with him, her whole body comes alive. But tempting two Sidyth males is a dangerous game for a human woman to play.

Drazal’s certain Phoebe doesn’t want to be with Iriel. But Iriel’s the one she turned to in a moment of terror. He’s the one who claims her as his own. And Drazal’s equally sure she’ll never be truly happy unless she learns to stand up for herself.

When bigger problems take center stage on Hethdiss, however, Phoebe’s fears are laid bare for all to see. And in that moment, there’s only one alien she wants. One alien she’ll face hell to gain. No matter how much danger that might land her in.

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rescuing roryRESCUING RORY (MARKS MERCENARIES BOOK 1) by N J Walters

Betrayed and sold into slavery after her father’s death, Rory Banks finds herself dancing on the Exos, a deep-space pleasure ship. So when a stranger breaks open her cage and offers her a way out, she grabs it and runs.

Kal Marks and his brothers are space mercenaries and traders who have spent the past ten years searching for their younger sister. Their hunt has led them to the Exos and to Rory, who they hope will have information. But Kal never counted on wanting Rory or on the sexual tension and scorching heat that blazes between them. This mission just got a lot more complicated.

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gravityGRAVITY: CRYOBORN GIFTS (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 1) by Maggie McVay

VS Note: This is the first release in a new connected universe, Obsidian Rim, by various SFR authors. Books are standalone.

Lehana Saar learned the smuggler’s trade the hard way–as an indentured servant to the Rim’s most notorious pirate. With the skills she acquired and now with her own ship, the star freighter Phoenix, Lehana is known throughout the Rim as a trafficker who will take any job, however dangerous, for the promise of a good profit. But when she’s forced to crash land near a mining colony owned by the heinous, galactic cartel QueCorp, she’ll need all her cunning and experience just to survive. And maybe, with a little luck, she might even turn a profit by forging a deal with the mine’s owners. That is if she can turn a blind eye to the dismal conditions and merciless exploitation of the thousands of QueCorp’s slave laborers.

Forty-five years ago Kash Trider and his wife crashed on Ydro-Down. Captured by QueCorp, they were forced into the mines with no chance of release. Qubition ore killed Kash’s wife and now only two things keep him going: his hatred of QueCorp and the hope of freeing his two children from the same fate. When the Phoenix crashes near the mine, Kash risks everything to get his children on that ship. But will the hard-edged captain help him escape or will she turn him in for the five million DIC price on the head of a fugitive QueCorp slave?

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taken by the enforcerTAKEN BY THE ENFORCER by Adrian Blue

If there is trouble to find, Matilda D’Kan will find it. From galactic smuggling to working for Narvel ‘The Wolf’ Reon, Mattie has made her share bad choices. But attracting the attention of Adnin the Destroyer may be her worst mistake yet. The Destroyer has sent his right-hand man after her, the only person with a more frightening reputation than him. The Enforcer. But is there more to Morik the Enforcer than meets the eye?

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bedside manners for aliensBEDSIDE MANNERS FOR ALIENS (SAVING CERASTE BOOK 2) by Dane Griggs

Serena: Aliens have landed on earth and offered a cure for cancer in exchange for human brides to save their race. The program has led to protests and, increasingly, violence. But as a hematologist specializing in leukemia, I still jump at the chance to work with the Cerastean doctors to help cure patients. I’m assigned to work with Physician L’Vect who is well—he’s different. But there is something…
L’Vect: I have been told that I am socially inept around my own people, and I am even worse with the humans. I do not pick up on their most basic social cues. I want to help our patients, but all I can scent is their fear when I speak with them. Luckily Dr. Serena Salcedo has offered to instruct me in ‘bedside manners.’

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zavens passionZAVEN’S PASSION by C R Corbin

Katie’s life had always been mundane. Between university and a meandering social life with little male attention granted to her due to her curvy body, it seemed like she was on a stagnant path. That is until Makhil, an alien warlord, abducts her and takes her aboard a space-faring prison with little hope for escape of any kind. But just as Katie begins to resign herself to this fate, hope emerges in the form of an arrogant yet charming Sorilian prince.

Zaven has one last task before he can take the Sorilian throne, to hunt down Makhil and bring him to justice. As soon as he raids Makhil’s ship, however, he discovers that there is something that may eclipse his desire for the throne. A curvy human girl that he finds in Makhil’s chambers, a human girl that soon ignites a spark in his heart that he thought may have never come, a human girl that just might be his mate and Soril’s future queen.

As the two venture to hunt Makhil they not only encounter trouble in the form of crash landings and crime-ridden cities but soon discover a burgeoning passion building between the two of them. A passion that may lead the prince astray from his hunt of Makhil and bring Katie’s desire to return to Earth into question.

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trayisTRAYIS (VLG SERIES BOOK 11) by Laurann Dohner

Growing up mostly human in a Lycan pack has been hard for Shay. Shunned and distrusted by most, she wouldn’t have survived without the support of her foster family and alpha. She’s had a longtime secret crush on Trayis, her alpha’s VampLycan half-brother. Shay thinks he’s hot and finds the courage to approach Trayis during one of his infrequent visits. She’s hoping for just one night of ecstasy before she spends her life alone, unwanted.

Trayis is stunned when he realizes the sweet, timid Shay is interested in bedding him. He’s also furious when some pack women attempt to humiliate her in front of him. He’s more than happy to pick her over one of them. She might not be his type but it’s just sex. He’s up for that. What he doesn’t plan on is how she makes him feel.
So much for a simple vacation and a one-night stand.

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trouble with witchesTHE TROUBLE WITH WITCHES (SHADOWVALE BOOK 1) by Kristen Painter

Shadowvale isn’t typical small town America. The sun never shines, the gates decide who enters, magic abounds, and every resident bears some kind of curse.

No one knows this as well as raven shifter Deacon Evermore, who, like everyone in his family, has a curse. While his position as Shadowvale’s peacekeeper lets him use that curse for good, he’d rather live anywhere else. He stays for his family, but doubts he can last much longer.

Fledgling witch Emeranth Greer is determined to escape her past and make a fresh start in Shadowvale with the aunt she’s never met. Her aunt and the town prove to be far better than she imagined. There’s no way Em is leaving this magical place. Especially when staying means more time with the handsome Deacon.

But when Em’s troubled past catches up with her and nearly destroys the romance budding between her and Deacon, her instinct is to run again. Except there’s magic in the mix now and the town won’t let her leave. Only Deacon can save her, but can a cursed man clear her name…or will her history destroy them both?

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boothBOOTH (RISE OF THE PRIDE BOOK 9) by Theresa Hissong

Booth Woods has lived a quiet, rewarding life as a Guardian to the Shaw pride. He’d planned out his life, never wanting to take on a mate. When Jade O’Connor arrives, requesting to fight in the Summer Solstice, his alpha tasks Booth to test her abilities. Her presence will throw his world into turmoil over the decision to touch her or let her go when she decides to stick to her current plan.

Jade O’Connor has trained for this. She’s wanted nothing more than to be a Guardian ever since she began her private training. When her pride finds out, and her alpha sends a clear message she is not allowed, Jade flees to the Shaw pride on a rumored acceptance of training female fighters. Determined to prove her worth, Jade will vow herself to the pride, but she will never accept their denial for her chance to fight for her rightful title…
Guardian.

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magical creatures academyMAGICAL CREATURES ACADEMY 2: LION SHIFTER by Lucia Ashta

The Magical Creatures Academy only accepts those supernaturals with the greatest potential. She’s now certain she has what it takes … and then some. She has more power than she has bargained for.

The Academy is the leading institution for paranormal creatures in the world. Its students are the finest of shifters, vampires, and fae.
In Rina’s opinion, Prince Leander Verion is the finest of all the fae, but he’s also entirely off limits. She lacks the requisite pointy ears to make her an acceptable match.
But Rina is far from acceptable, she’s exceptional. If only she can learn to master her wild powers … before they master her.
Whether she likes it or not, Rina is about to find out why she has rightfully earned her place at the academy.

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harlkey merlin 8HARLEY MERLIN 8: HARLEY MERLIN AND THE CHALLENGE OF CHAOS by Bella Forrest

Time is running out. For the final ritual, Katherine will sacrifice twelve magicals with rare abilities.
Harley has already lost so much, and she can’t bear to sacrifice anything more. She will protect her friends at all costs—even if that means flying solo against the greatest evil the world has ever known.
With her parents’ Grimoire, Harley finally has a weapon capable of overpowering Katherine. If only she could figure out how to reveal the hidden pages within, to perform the spell Chaos itself has written. And the spell may reveal more than she’s bargained for…
All Katherine wants is to be Queen of Everything—is that so much to ask? Her little niece has been a real thorn in her side, but that’s all about to change. Pity she can’t kill Harley just yet, since the girl is still useful. There’s also the matter of that too-handsome Necromancer, Davin Doncaster. From personal experience, Katherine knows one should never trust a pretty face.

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his witch vixHIS WITCH VIX (PARANORMAL PROTECTORATE Book 2) by Rebecca Airies

VS Note: Previously published but author states it has been revised and rewritten.

Serena Blackwood is turning into a vix. As if that’s not enough to stress a witch out, she has to work with sexy vampire Marcus Castillo to catch a rogue vampire and keep her secret. The attraction burns between them and every moment they’re together increases the chances of falling into bed together and her secret being revealed.
Marcus knows Serena’s hiding something, but can’t figure out what. She’s a beautiful and talented witch. The mystery draws him almost as much as the urge to kiss and caress the brave woman.
But the rogue has big plans. Serena and Marcus must work together and put aside their differences or they could lose everything.

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wild wolf chasingWILD WOLF CHASING (BLOODRUNNERS BOOK 9) by Rhyannon Byrd

Max Doucet is a “turned” Lycan who still longs for the human life stolen from him in his teens. Now a deadly Bloodrunner, Max is too busy looking back to fully embrace who and what he’s become. But from the moment he finds himself chasing after the intoxicating Vivian Jackson, his convictions and beliefs about where he belongs no longer hold true. She’s everything he needs, and so much more than he ever thought could be his—but before he can win her heart, he’ll have to catch her. And Vivian has no intention of slowing down.

Vivian Jackson has always lived a hard, but normal life—until the day she realizes that nothing in her “normal” world is as it seems. On the run from a sadistic madman and a sexy-as-hell badass who claims to be her protector, Vivian has no idea who to trust—that is, until the beautiful, blue-eyed stranger saves her life. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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burn baby burnBURN BABY BURN  by R J Blain

Bailey Ember Gardener Quinn should’ve read the manual on caring for an incubus before marrying hers. The marriage license hadn’t mentioned anything about their sexy, insatiable ways. If she doesn’t get a single night of undisturbed rest soon, she’ll snap—or go on a napalm bender.
Either would work.

Recruiting Tiffany “Perkette” Perkins to be her partner-in-crime isn’t the best idea, but nothing says fun quite like a road trip, and Perkette the Misdemeanor Collecting Queen could teach the devil a thing or two about having a good time.

Add in a string of rabies cases, more puppies than she can count (or readily adopt,) a job promotion, and her very own incubus in disguise on the hunt for her, and Bailey’s in for one hell of a ride.

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silver mistTHE SILVER MIST (WILD HUNT BOOK 6) by Yasmine Galenorn

The Wild Hunt is on the trail of the Tuathan Brotherhood—a hate group terrorizing humans and shifters alike. Their investigation takes them over to the Olympic Peninsula, where they plunge into the heart of the haunted old-growth forest in a desperate attempt to stop the group before they strike again.

Meanwhile, one of Herne’s friends turns to the Wild Hunt. He’s unwittingly unleashed a terrifying spirit who threatens Port Ludlow with the fury of her storms. Now, they must not only locate Rafé, who has vanished while undercover in the forest, but they must also appease the Cailleach before she destroys the entire community and everyone within it.

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rogue hunt l l raandROGUE HUNT by L L Raand

VS Note: The scathing 1 star review on Amazon is for the audiobook narrator, not the ebook itself. In general the author’s books are pretty well reviewed although I have not read them myself.

Alpha Sylvan Mir‘s efforts to achieve sovereignty for the Weres, Vampires, and other non-humans is made even more difficult when a neighboring wolf Were Pack petitions Sylvan for aid. Someone, or some thing, is raiding the territory of the Snow Crest wolf Weres along the Canadian border. While newly ascended Snow Crest Alpha Zora Constantine, along with the Ash, the captain of her guard, await the decision of Sylvan’s war council, inter-Pack tensions rise. Especially when Ash and Sylvan’s centuri Jace develop an unexpected and unwanted primal attraction.

Are the raids just an attempt to secure more territory by rogue Weres? Or is it all a ruse to bring Sylvan and her mate Drake out into the open where they are vulnerable to enemy attacks? When Sylvan and Drake’s war party heads north to hunt the rogue raiders, Ash and Jace must decide between duty and the call of their deepest desires.

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perfect match 2 kings chosenPERFECT MATCH 2: KING’S CHOSEN by I T Lucas

When Lisa’s nutty friends get her a gift certificate to Perfect Match Virtual Fantasy Studios, she has no intentions of using it. But since the only way to get a refund is if no partner can be found for her, she makes sure to request a fantasy so girly and over the top that no sane guy will pick it up.
Except, someone does.

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spark sadie mossSPARK (ACADEMY OF UNPREDICTABLE MAGIC BOOK 1) by Sadie Moss

Unfortunately, not all people from magical bloodlines have powers, and at 22, I’m several years past the age they usually appear. So I’ve resigned myself to a boring, magic-less life.
Then something strange happens…I get stuck in the middle of a bar fight, and instead of just punching the guy back, I blow a hole in the wall. So… I guess I do have powers. But they’re unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. This shit is definitely not normal.

And it seems the magical authorities agree, because they give me a choice: either I go to school to learn to control my crazy new magic, or they’ll take it away. Permanently.
Now if I can just survive the bitchy mean girls determined to take me down a peg, the mysterious attacks on students, the three hot-as-hell guys who don’t seem turned off by my prickly exterior, and the professor who makes me long for detention, maybe I’ll get out of here in one piece.
Wouldn’t bet on it though.

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covens end vossCOVEN’S END: VOSS (COVEN’S END SERIES BOOK 2) by Lia Davis and L A Boruff

I’m arguably the strongest Lycan in the pack. My father would have it no other way. He raised me to mate the Princess and become the High Alpha. He was wrong. The High Alpha is letting his daughter choose her own mate. He’s letting her choose love.My competition is fierce. The cocky Vampire prince and the Princess’s best friend both hold a piece of her heart. Too bad for them, so do I. They aren’t backing down. Then the Vamp suggests we share her. If we truly loved her like we say, why make her choose? I don’t know if I can do it. I didn’t intend it to happen, but I already love her. One thing is for sure. I’m not walking away from her.

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seducing her vikingsSEDUCING HER VIKINGS (NORSEMEN ACADEMY BOOK 3) by Skye MacKinnon

Being stuck in the past is the least of Lainie’s worries. Hjalmar is missing, lost in time, and there’s no way she can bring him back on her own. To survive the harsh reality of Viking life, she’ll have to make new friends… but what if some of them want to be more than just friends?

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queen takes darknessQUEEN TAKES DARKNESS: HELAYNA (THEIR VAMPIRE QUEEN BOOK 8) by Joely Sue Burkhart

Chained in eternal darkness. Kidnapped by a primordial evil. Freeing this vampire queen will unlock hell itself.

Helayna Ironheart doesn’t know where she is, or how long she’s been trapped in the darkness. She only knows pain and horror when her captor feeds on her suffering.

Her only hope is to access her power as an Aima vampire queen. But how can she call her guardian Blood, when she’s trapped in an alternative dimension at the bottom of the world tree?
Only Darkness lives here.
So that’s exactly what she must take.

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first queen of the gryphonsFIRST QUEEN OF GRYPHONS (ISHTAR’S LEGACY BOOK 5) by Lisa Blackwood

Hillalum is destined to become a king unlike any other before him, for the Goddess Ishtar has endowed him with a special gift—he is the first gryphon capable of taking on human form.

Amata, a humble shepherdess, wishes only to live a peaceful life until raiders attack her village and kill her father and brother. A consuming need for revenge soon arises from that day.

When King Hillalum’s goddess orders him to watch over a human shepherdess, he thinks he’ll find the sheep more interesting than the woman, but once he meets Amata, he soon understands the full scope of his deity’s plans.
Ishtar wishes to transform Amata into the first of her Avenging Blades—a sacred warrior born into the world when danger stalks the line of the gryphon kings.
But before Amata and Hillalum can complete the ritual to unleash the fierce magic of a goddess forged Blade, they must first win each other’s hearts. Only then will they possess a power great enough to rid their land of the raiders.

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wild fateWILD FATE (BLACK CLAW RANCH BOOK 4) by Cecelia Lane

A bear shifter attack left him nearly dead in the woods. His only choice—embrace the animal within. Forget his job, his future, and Liv.

Olivia West has spent years putting the past behind her. After her boyfriend suddenly disappeared she swore off love forever. But that was years ago. Now, Liv believes she might have seen Alex. Determined to track him down and get answers, she confronts the man who broke her heart…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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tales and dreamsTALES AND DREAMS (LOST TIME ACADEMY BOOK 2) by G Bailey

Madilynn Dormiens didn’t know how dark the world really is, that is until the dark tales took it over.
Death, pain and torment are the new motto of Lost Time Academy.
There is no place for love in this academy. 
If the dark tales controlling the Lost Time Academy weren’t difficult enough, The Tale brothers are out of control, and Quinton Frostan is causing trouble now that he is back in Madi’s life.
The sort of trouble that will get them all killed.
Except Quinton is determined to make a big change, one that could bring someone they all want back…but the price of that change is too high.
Too dangerous.  Love just might get them killed after all.
Even the darkest Fairy Tales can fall in love.

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trilogy of knightsA TRILOGY OF KNIGHTS by Megan Derr

THE KNIGHT AND…THE DRAGON – Bran is tired of living a life of blood and violence. After decades of serving his king on the battlefield, he wants the peaceful, violence-free life he has earned. When the king refuses to grant him freedom, Bran volunteers to go slay a deadly dragon—with every intention of dying alongside it.

THE STATUE – Grey has always kept to himself, so solitary and strange he is named after the mist-filled valley where he was found as a child. But he longs for things he cannot have – like Dunstan, a beautiful, young mage far out of reach. Then he learns Dunstan’s family is being tormented by mercenaries, and Dunstan himself turned to stone—and Grey and his strange past are their only hope for rescue.

THE PRINCE – All Victor wants is to be taken seriously by his so-called peers, who constantly bully him for his fussy ways and his close relationship to the throne. Then he rescues a foreign prince being chased by assassins, and finds himself swept into a strange world that feels more like home than anywhere he’s ever been.

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elemental betrayalELEMENTAL BETRAYAL (THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS BOOK 3) by Elle Middaugh

This is it.
Everything I’ve done over the past year has led me to this point: eliminating the Elitists and finishing the Elemental war.

But my dear old grandfather won’t go down without a fight, and neither will the Shadow Sect. It’s going to take every ounce of power I have—and then some—to somehow survive and defeat them in the end.

Then comes the treachery…
When the world is crumbling, our backs are against the wall, and crap is seriously hitting the fan, that’s when our loyalties are truly questioned. It’s like everyone I know is either betraying someone or is being betrayed themselves.

So, who can I trust when all faith is lost? Champions—at least that’s what the Elemental gods would have me believe. Nicholai has amassed far too much power, and the chosen champions are the only ones who might be able to help tip the scales. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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renewed by loveRENEWED BY LOVE by Sharon A Callender

VS note: Appears to be a paranormal ghost story romance.

Thirty-two-year-old Michaela Dutton, a workaholic and a former modeling agency executive, is starting over after her fiancé dumps her for a runway model. Abandoning her fast-paced life in Manhattan, she moves to a small town in Tennessee where she pursues her entrepreneurial dream.

As she settles into her new home, Michaela is haunted by sensually powerful visions and dreams about a mysterious man with piercing green eyes. He leaves her longing for his touch in her waking life and sparks an overwhelming desire to find out his true identity.

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captured by the royalsCAPTURED BY THE ROYALS by Hollie Hutchins

I wanted the money, but I failed miserably.
Now I’m chained in a prison cell with a half-naked prick.
And a baby dragon that thinks I’m its momma.
And how did I end up here?
Well, I really needed the gold.
So I took the mission to steal The Dragon’s egg.
The plan was simple:
a) Get to the egg.
b) Grab the egg – very carefully.
c) Run.
But the unsolicited happened. I wasn’t alone when I got there. The dark-haired prick was awaiting me. And he wasn’t going to give up his treasure so easily. Fight!
But by the time we stopped squabbling, it was too late.
The egg hatched.
You gotta be kidding me!
Of course, we were caught and thrown into prison.
Thanks to him, I wasn’t able to get away.
Now I’m stuck in this cell with a baby dragon and a lunatic who keeps taking his clothes off.
“It’s too hot,” he says.
Yeah, right.
How am I going to get out of this one?!

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when heroes fallWHEN HEROES FALL (CHAMPION OF THE GODS BOOK 5) by Andrew Q Gordon

The Six defeated Neldin three millennia ago, but time has no meaning to a god. Before the dust settled from the first conflict, both sides set in motion plans for the next one. As Champion of the Six, Farrell, with Kel’s help, gathers those loyal to the Six to meet Meglar and his army.

But Neldin plotted as well, and like the Six, His plans all lead to the final confrontation between Champions. Kel teaches Farrell that weapons and power will not be enough—victory requires something from within each Champion. But Neldin also knows this and unleashes a final surprise at a critical moment that claims some of those Farrell loves most.

With the fate of Nendor riding on his actions, Farrell must ignore the pain and find the will to win. If not, his world and everyone he loves will fall to Meglar’s darkness.

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kissed by wildfireKISSED BY WILDFIRE: A DARK ACADEMY ROMANCE (THE CIMMERIAN CAGE BOOK 1) by Cate Corvin

My name is Lu Darke. I’m a witch by birth and an arsonist by accident, but I never thought I’d find myself in a place like this. Cimmerian Reform Academy, called ‘the Cage’ by its students, was once an asylum, but now I’m forced to call it home.

My roommate hates me, the Headmistress has a sinister agenda, and worst of all, students have a habit of dying young and fast in the Cage. If I don’t watch my step, I might be the next to go, but help could come from dangerous places… for a price.

Roman and Shane were imprisoned for illegal shifting, and they look at me like they want to rip off my clothes with their fangs.
Professor Steele is a hard taskmaster whose special brand of punishment leaves me craving more.
And in the darkness beneath the Cage lurks the most deadly of predators- Locke, a vampire who walks through my dreams with a thirst for more than my blood.
Secrets lie in wait behind the black doors, students vanish overnight, and everyone hides what they really want. In the case of these four, however, what they want is crystal clear: me.

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inkedINKED (CIRQUE DE LA LUNE BOOK 1) by Emma Hamm

Booker Ward is known by many names. Assassin. Freak. The Tattooed Man. He’d given up on life itself until she walked into his life. Now, he’s realizing there may be a future for him yet, if only he can figure out a way to convince her to love a monster.

Irene Evans has only known sin. As the daughter of a pastor, she shouldn’