New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday October 16

dark matters michele dienerAs 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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DARK MATTERS (CLASS 5 SERIES BOOK 4) by Michele Diener

VS Note: I LOVE this series and was so happy to have a new book continuing the story. (I received an ARC or I would have one-clicked.) I devoured it and then of course had to go back and re-read the first 3 books. SO good.

DARK MATTERS . . . taking matters into her own hands. A time bomb, waiting to go off . . .
Lucy Harris is on the run, not sure where she can turn to for help, or if help is even available. But even as her abductors chase her down, she realizes they don’t just want to recapture her, they want to erase her.

When your very existence puts a planet at the risk of war, there’s no choice but to do everything in your power to stay out of your enemies hands.

A predator . . . waiting for the chance to pounce – The powerful AI battleship, Bane, is accompanying the United Council envoy to Tecra to mete out the punishment the Tecrans have earned for breaking UC law. He revels in the power he’s about to have over his old masters. But his mission isn’t only to rain down retribution on the people who kept him chained for years, he’s also looking for a human woman his fellow Class 5 thinking system mentioned in the final seconds of his life. Paxe admitted to taking Lucy Harris from Earth, and Bane has been looking for her ever since.

A warrior conflicted . . .Commander Dray Helvan thinks the Grih made a mistake in not pushing for war with the Tecran, but he’s had to accept the compromise, that he and the other envoys from the United Council will go to Tecra and dismantle its military from the top down. His mission is not one of his choosing, but when he and his team arrive, he’s handed a very different job. While he distrusts Bane on principle, when the thinking system tells him there’s a woman running for her life on the planet below, he will do whatever he has to to see her safe. And if that means war for Tecra, well, then it means war.

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falling for skyFALLING FOR SKY (CYBORG SEDUCTION BOOK 11) by Laurann Dohner

VS Note: One of my favorite authors…always happy to have a new release from her.

Mick knew signing up to run a solo mining operation would be boring, but a ten-year stint will earn her enough credits to retire. She’s got her robot companion to keep her company, and she even makes a friend via communications who she gets to talk to every few months when Sky is flying within range. Once her years are up, she fantasizes about confessing her true identity as a woman and maybe he’ll be interested in more than friendship. Until then, she must follow protocol by keeping her voice synthesizer on, pretending to be a man.

As the cyborg expert on all things human, Sky’s job includes chatting with Earthers, gleaning any intel that might lead to the deadly Markus Models—androids who are bent on ending all life. He particularly enjoys talking to Mick, a friendly Earther stationed on a mining planet. But Sky gets the shock of his life the next time he hails him and discovers not only is his friend under attack by pirates, but “he” is actually a “she.” Mick is short for Mickayla—and she’s captivating.

Sky’s always wanted an Earther woman for his own, someone he’ll never have to share with another cyborg, and Mick is his for the taking. All he has to do is disobey direct orders, abandon his current mission, and rescue Mick, all before his council can punish him for his misdeeds.
Piece of cake, as the humans would say.

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kordKORD: DAKONIAN ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES #5 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Cara Bristol

She’s a successful Texas restauranteur, but he’s hungry for more than what she’s cooking.

Barb Quintain seems to have it together. She owns the hottest restaurant in town, lives in a fabulous luxury apartment, and has a personality as big as the state of Texas. But outward confidence conceals old wounds as big as Texas, too. She hides behind success, fearing someone will discover what she’s really like—a fake, a fraud, all broth and no beans.

Then, one evening, he walks into her restaurant—the hottest, sexiest man she’s ever seen. Kord. An alien from Dakon who’s so out of her league, she could never deserve him.

Kord doesn’t understand why none of his Intergalactic Dating Agency matches have panned out until he happens into Barbie Q’s Restaurant and meets the proprietress. His twitching horns immediately signal she’s his Fated mate. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to recognize that. The only thing he can do is get her to hire him so he can convince her they’re meant to be together.

Just as Kord’s patience wins her over, and Barb begins to envision herself as his mate, a family crisis sends her running in her rhinestone boots. Will confronting her past destroy their future?

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chimeras revengeA CHIMERA’S REVENGE (CHIMERA SECRETS BOOK 4) by Eve Langlais

All he ever wanted was to be one of the boys. To run and play—and love—like all of them. So Adrian made that dream come true by experimenting…on himself, and in curing his disease, he became something more. Someone special.
Intoxicated with his discovery, he shared his healing gift, but not everyone was grateful for the second chance.
Some of his patients tried to kill him. Many more became feral.
Minor setbacks on the road to greatness. A road Adrian might not travel for long, given his enemies are intent on stealing his life’s work and the madness within creeps closer.
And the only person that might be able to save Adrian wants to kill him.

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deep claimDEEP CLAIM: EDGE OF SUNRISE #3 (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 12) by Elsa Jade

Jashanna Riz has always been a hardrock miner, bashing the precious spacetime-folding qubition out of unforgiving stone. With her bashing prowess, she fought for her home at the front line of the rebellion against QueCorp’s cruelty. But now a band of mercenaries roams the passageways, a grating reminder that Ydro-Down is still in danger as the miners struggle to hold onto their home.

Fenn Alexos rejected a safe and quiet life and was spiraling into the darkest thrills of the Obsidian Rim before the mercenary Nazra Company conscripted him, giving him a place to channel his worst impulses. Serving on a mining moon is obviously deep and risky, but until he’s assigned to Jashanna’s repair gig, he had no idea how thrilling it would be.

Sent out into the remote mountains to rekindle a lost signal, they’ll find a dark secret that will finally free Ydro-Down along with a chance to choose their own path—and a hope that hints of a sunrise to come.

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daxons hostageDAXON’S HOSTAGE (ALIEN BOUNTY HUNTERS BOOK 6) by Michele Mills

Daxon of Seven is trying to take make it through the first day of a new job. After being kicked out of the Illibrium mines, he’s starting a brand-new career as a Bounty Hunter. And with his ferocious size and mighty fists, he figures he’ll be a great fit. On day one he starts his ship, leaves dock and finds a stowaway.

A delicate New Earth female is sleeping in his bunk. Meanwhile, some rich idiot is screaming, red-faced through the holo vid that she’s his bride and he wants her returned, immediately.

He should give her back—rich idiot has powerful friends. Except he’s inhaled her scent and he’s 99% certain this tiny human is destined to be his mate. Therefore, this precious cargo is his.
And if anyone feels different…they’ll have to go through Daxon first.

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axxiosAXXIOS AND BRAXXUS: BOOK 6 IN THE GALAXY GLADIATORS SERIES by Alana Khan

Minutes after being kidnapped from Earth, Brianna must breed with sexy gladiator Axxios. Their chemistry is amazing, but he can’t feel love for any female.

Brianna despairs for a loveless future, but when they rescue Axxios’s twin, Braxxus is everything Brianna hoped for in a male. Strong, intelligent, and loving. Then he informs her he and Axx come as a package deal. Can this BBW discover the key to unlocking Axxios’s love?

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commanders captive miranda bridgesTHE COMMANDER’S CAPTIVE (THE HOUSE OF KAIMAR BOOK 1) by Miranda Bridges

Aliens. That’s right. I said it. I know—it sounds stupid to me also. I’m a psychologist (sort of), so you’d think I’d be able to reason my way out of this mess. Except the reality is that I’ve been abducted to become their breeder, and it doesn’t take an advanced degree to recognize this is all sorts of jacked up. But I digress.

Apparently, these aliens are on the brink of extinction and need me and my fellow captives to repopulate. Yay us. I guess it’s time to figure out an escape plan before they knock me up. I’ll be back later. Hopefully.

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shoreless seaTHE SHORELESS SEA (LIMINAL SKY BOOK 3) by J Scott Coatsworth

VS note: Not romance. The previous two hard scifi books in the series had romantic elements. I’ve really been enjoying this series and have book 3 on my to Be read list.

As the epic trilogy hurtles toward its conclusion, the fight for the future isn’t over yet. It could lead to a new beginning, or it might spell the end for the last vestiges of humankind.

The generation ship Forever has left Earth behind, but a piece of the old civilization lives on in the Inthworld—a virtual realm that retains memories of Earth’s technological wonders and vices. A being named Lilith leads the uprising, and if she succeeds in setting its inhabitants free, they could destroy Forever.

But during the generation ship’s decades-long voyage, humanity has evolved. Liminals with the ability to connect with the world mind and the Inthworld provide a glimmer of hope. They’ll have to face not only Lilith’s minions, but also the mistrust of their own kind and persecution from a new government as homotypicals continue to fear what they can’t understand.

The invasion must be stopped, the Inthworld must be healed, and the people of Forever must let go of their past and embrace what they’re meant to become.

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abducted by an alien savageABDUCTED BY AN ALIEN SAVAGE (KUTARIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Ivy McAdams

I thought I was hot stuff getting a prestigious internship to study dinosaurs. A new planet, an extinct species, a coveted opportunity. Sign me up! Except there’s a lot more on this planet than velociraptors. There’s the giant monsters that steal us right out of our cruiser. Rude! And the hot silver-muscled aliens that rescue us. Or at least I think that’s what this guy’s doing when he throws me across the saddle of his dino-mount. Only we’re not heading back to base. These alien savages have big plans for me and becoming one of their breeder mates is suddenly the least of my worries.

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shifter planetSHIFTER PLANET: THE RETURN by D B Reynolds

Rachel Fortier is a much sought-after expert when it comes to exotic planets—especially the deadly kind. So when she’s hired by Earth Fleet’s most respected scientist to join a mission to the tightly closed planet Harp, it’s a dream come true. Until she discovers their mission is to capture shifters and sell them to the
Military.

Shifter Aidan Devlin is on patrol far from his clan when he sees a shuttlecraft landing where it definitely shouldn’t be. As the invaders emerge, he’s surprised to see a lone lovely woman, who doesn’t seem to belong. But when he’s captured and put in a cage, he has no one but her to help him escape.

Drawn together by a hunger they can’t resist, and desperate to discover who betrayed Harp, Aidan and Rachel first have to survive a deadly journey to the city. But once there, they find themselves confronted by a conspiracy that goes even deeper. Because Harp is harboring a traitor. And he’s willing to destroy their world—and everything in it—to get what he wants.

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tarnished by the starsTARNISHED ARE THE STARS by Rosiee Thor

A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher’s chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog — donning the moniker Technician — to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner’s tyrannical laws.

Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner’s son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father’s respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father’s elusive affection is worth chasing at all.

Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner’s secrets at any cost — even if it means betraying her own heart. When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic — before the Commissioner ends them first.

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hackHACK: COSMOS MAIL ORDER BRIDE BOOK 2: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY by Annie Nicholas

On a mission with the Intergalactic Intelligence Agency to stop human abductions, Hack tracks the slave traders from Cosmos Resort and Dating Agency, an alien singles vacation spot, to a cruise ship. The resort introduced voluntary humans to aliens as prospective mates. The keyword was voluntary. The humans on this boat had chosen to have their memories wiped because they wanted nothing to do with aliens. Just as Hack is closing in on the slavers, he’s struck by lightning, short-circuiting his shapeshifting nanobots and cutting him off from his team. In an effort to hide, he uses the last of his strength to make himself look human before passing out in the closest bed.

Aspiring ocean videographer, Jeannie Havers has a hot lead on a rare shark spotting. She’d love for them to star in her latest documentary that shone a spotlight on sharks declining numbers and their importance to the ecosystem. With her last few dollars, she books a cheap cruise to a singles resort near the sighting. She has seven days to find them. That is until she wakes up with the worst hangover ever next to hottest man in the world. And he claims they are soulmates.

Hack’s new face makes him weirdly irresistible to the local human women and impossible to go unnoticed by the slavers, but he’s stuck like this until his nanobots recover. Worse, his soulmate is one of the humans who had chosen to have her memories wiped because she didn’t want to be mated to an alien. Could he spend the rest of his life pretending to be human?

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queenmakerQUEENMAKER (HEART OF THE NEBULA BOOK 1) by Rebecca Royce and Heather Long

Everything changed when I crashed into a food truck. It all started with a brutal hill. An incline that I was determined to crest. One, long, punishing climb with my thighs screaming as I pumped the pedals for all I was worth. That hill could have been a metaphor for my whole life. I was climbing out of the crater left by a broken heart, ready to seize control again. Making it up that hill was a good first step. Then I hit the food truck.

Enter Reese Riley, blond, gorgeous, stunning sapphire eyes and the kind of smile to set my blood on fire. No way he was real. With charm to spare, he walked me home and then asked me out. Then he introduced me to his friends—Briggs, Goran, and Dalton. Stunning men, all of them. Funny, too. They flirted, they teased, and they indulged. They were incredible, each of them, and they fit into my life like they’d been born to be there. I didn’t know whether to celebrate or to run like hell.
Oh, and did I mention they were aliens?

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claimed by the zandianCLAIMED BY THE ZANDIAN (ZANDIAN BRIDES) by Renee Rose and Rebel West

I was born blind. My genes are defective.
Unsuitable for breeding.
That’s the only reason I don’t claim the alluring human
we rescued from a slave auction.
I have no intention of mating her,
especially since she’s meant for another.
But when she calls me Master, I can’t help but take command.
And command I will.

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saved by an alien warlordSAVED BY AN ALIEN WARLORD (A CONQUERED BRIDES SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE) by Calista Skye

Earth has been ravaged. We’re the survivors. Information is not just power, it can be the difference between life and death. And I’ve braved every kind of danger to get this vital information that will save the remaining members of my species. All I have to do is make it to Denver alive. But with few supplies left after crossing scorching deserts and freezing mountains on foot, I’m captured.

Our conquerors do not respect me as a scientist. They do not see me as a threat. To them, I am a human female worthy only of being an alien bride. That’s alright. I will use their arrogance against them. Because while human bodies are weak, our will is strong.
And there is nothing I won’t do to save my people.

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rescued by the alien pirateRESCUED BY THE ALIEN PIRATE (DAVARIAN HEROES BOOK 3) by Juno Wells

Emma – After being separated from the rest of her crew during an enemy attack, Emma is forced to seek shelter with a dark and dangerous stranger. Though her scarred but handsome rescuer promises to return her to her Eden Twelve, something doesn’t seem quite right.

She quickly finds herself drawn into a web of lies that run so deep she’ll never find her way back home. She shouldn’t have trusted him and she can’t stay. No matter what, she can’t allow him to talk her into remaining on his ship full of unsavory pirates.
Maloc – Maloc has been taunted about his half-breed heritage his entire life. The mixing of races resulted in more muscles, pointed ears and large brutal fangs. But his taboo parentage means that no female in the galaxy will ever accept him to mate. It’s a lonely life for someone with a terribly long lifespan.

But one day, a small human female bursts into his life. After a single glance, she couldn’t hide the scent of her arousal. She alone wants him and that makes her priceless in his world. Maloc will stop at nothing to keep Emma with him. He’ll kill to protect her and when all else fails, he’ll reorder time to keep her at his side. The problem is, when she finds out his deception, he’ll lose everything.

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insatialbe curiousityINSATIABLE CURIOUSITY (SAVING CERASTE BOOK 5) by Dane Griggs

Ally has wanted to be an astronaut for as long as she can remember, but an eye condition made that dream an impossibility. She views the Cerastean’s Bride Program initiative to find human wives as her chance to finally get into space. Finding an alien husband isn’t a priority. All Ally wants to do is explore space and take apart alien technology to learn how it works.

After being caught sneaking into engineering one too many times, Ally is assigned to work with Cerastean Scientist L’Zaen to re-engineer an Ostium weapon. Ally loves the work, and L’Zaen’s keen intellect. L’Zaen loves how Ally’s insatiable curiosity makes every day an adventure. When their work garners an invitation to a festival on the Hisk homeworld, Ally finds her greatest dream coming true.

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rogues gambitROGUE’S GAMBIT (ROGUE STAR BOOK 11) by Ava York

Having a crush on your best friend is awkward. And when he’s a seven-foot tall, golden skinned alien and you’re in the middle of a rebellion against the galactic overlords? Super awkward. Still, I can’t stop wanting Bana. Wondering what it would be like to touch him.  Kiss him. Be taken away by those strong arms. The danger surrounding us grows every day. When we’re caught on a mission together, can the walls between us finaly crumble? And if we ever start, will we be able to stop?

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CAPTIVE MATES (DRAGON WARRIORS BOOKS 1) by M captive mates ml guidaL Guida

Scotland. Rory’s dragon-shifter abilities never seem to be fully under his control, which makes him easy prey for an enemy hellbent on stealing his gifts for intergalactic conquest. And though worried he’s a danger to his loved one, he’ll defend his dazzling fated mate till death. But a horrific misstep sends her into a life-threatening tailspin…

Arya MacFarlane has learned the hard way to trust no one—especially her suitors. After her sweetheart’s betrayal led to the murder of her rebel brothers, her soul burns for retribution. So when she’s awakened from a magical centuries-long sleep by a shifter claiming destiny, she refuses to give him her heart.

But between training to master their strange new talents and fighting alongside him in battles, Arya is drawn to the loyal and confident shifter. And as their shared adversary draws near, Rory knows they must come together, before they fall to the sinister threat.Can Rory and Arya harness their strengths and connect their hearts to stop evil from taking over the galaxy?

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sweet revengeSWEET REVENGE (HIP POCKET ROMANCES BOOK 3) by Linda Mooney

VS Note: A short

It started out as an innocent practical joke between Lyric and her alien mate,Ta’Loov. But when things escalate, and Ta’Loov raises the stakes, Lyric is forced to bring out the “big guns”.

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windmines of bora boraTHE WINDMINES OF BORA BORA (VIRASANA EMPIRE: SIR YADEN BOOK 2) by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris Brackhaus

Betrayed by his sister and sold into slavery to die in the dreaded Windmines of Bora Bora, Ivan has nothing but sarcasm and spite for the Lotus Knights’ well-worn catchphrase. No one ever cared for him – not when he was a young noble, not as a tortured Quetzal pet, and definitely not as a runaway slave gang leader in the slums of Yaiciz.

But all that changes when one of his fellow inmates turns out to be a genuine Lotus Knight, offering help and a way out of this misery. Suddenly, even Ivan can’t help but feel like there might be something good in his life to look forward to.

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salvagedSALVAGED by Madeleine Roux

VS Note: Not a romance although there might be romantic elements (but who knows how it ends)…reminds me of ‘Alien’ a bit from the blurb. Starts out pretty gory…I put it on my TBR list so we’ll see.

Rosalyn Devar is on the run from her famous family, the bioengineering job she’s come to hate, and her messed-up life. She’s run all the way to outer space, where she’s taken a position as a “space janitor,” cleaning up ill-fated research expeditions. But no matter how far she goes, Rosalyn can’t escape herself. After too many mistakes on the job, she’s given one last chance: take care of salvaging the Brigantine, a research vessel that has gone dark, with all crew aboard thought dead.

But the Brigantine’s crew are very much alive–if not entirely human. Now Rosalyn is trapped on board, alone with a crew infected by a mysterious parasitic alien. The captain, Edison Aries, seems to still maintain some control over himself and the crew, but he won’t be able to keep fighting much longer. Rosalyn and Edison must find a way to stop the parasite’s onslaught…or it may take over the entire human race.

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escaping exodusESCAPING EXODUS: A NOVEL by Nicky Drayden

VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note, sounds intriguing.

Earth is a distant memory. Habitable extrasolar planets are still out of reach. For generations, humanity has been clinging to survival by establishing colonies within enormous vacuum-breathing space beasts and mining their resources to the point of depletion.

Rash, dreamy, and unconventional, Seske Kaleigh should be preparing for her future role as clan leader, but her people have just culled their latest beast, and she’s eager to find the cause of the violent tremors plaguing their new home. Defying social barriers, Seske teams up with her best friend, a beast worker, and ventures into restricted areas for answers to end the mounting fear and rumors. Instead, they discover grim truths about the price of life in the void.

Then, Seske is unexpectedly thrust into the role of clan matriarch, responsible for thousands of lives in a harsh universe where a single mistake can be fatal. Her claim to the throne is challenged by a rival determined to overthrow her and take control—her intelligent, cunning, and confident sister.

Seske may not be a born leader like her sister, yet her unorthodox outlook and incorruptible idealism may be what the clan needs to save themselves and their world.

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reaper larissa ioneREAPER: A DEMONICA NOVEL by Larissa Ione

He is the Keeper of Souls. Judge, jury, and executioner. He is death personified.
He is the Grim Reaper.

A fallen angel who commands the respect of both Heaven and Hell, Azagoth has presided over his own underworld realm for thousands of years. As the overlord of evil souls, he maintains balance crucial to the existence of life on Earth and beyond. But as all the realms gear up for the prophesied End of Days, the ties that bind him to Sheoul-gra have begun to chafe.

Now, with his beloved mate and unborn child the target of an ancient enemy, Azagoth will stop at nothing to save them, even if it means breaking blood oaths and shattering age-old alliances.
Even if it means destroying himself and setting the world on fire.

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sacred magicA SACRED MAGIC (WILD HUNT BOOK 9) by Yasmine Galenorn

Things are coming to a head with the Tuathan Brotherhood, and Ember finds herself right on the front lines. The goddess Brighid calls in her favor, sending Ember on a journey through the world of Annwn. Her quest? To find an ancient weapon that can turn the tide in the war against Nuanda and the Tuathan Brotherhood.

But as Ember journeys to the Well of Tears, she must face not only the demons that inhabit the mystical forest, but her demons that haunt her blood heritage. Can she recover Brighid’s Flame and put an end to the Tuathan Brotherhood? If she succeeds, Ember must face an enemy unlike any other she’s ever battled. But, if she fails, the Brotherhood will permanently destroy the delicate balance of power between the Fae Courts and the rest of the world.

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prophecy of magicPROPHECY OF MAGIC by Various

Dangerous fates, mysterious curses, twisted fairy tales, and doomed prophecies…
Explore new worlds in Prophecy of Magic: a collection of over twenty urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels curated especially for the genre’s biggest fans!
These stories include all of your favorite mystical creatures, from gods and angels, to vampires and fae, to shifters, demons, witches, gargoyles, and more! With so much magic involved…what could possibly go wrong?

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empoweredEMPOWERED (THE ORACLE CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Moni Boyce

After suffering a devastating tragedy, Willow, Eli and the Protectors find themselves back in Salem, consumed with anger and grief.

Mastering her powers and abilities hasn’t been the easiest journey. She’ll need to reach deep within, if she’s going to succeed in defeating Killian. It’s the only way to avoid becoming his vampire bride.

To save everyone, including herself, Willow makes choices that may threaten her bond with Eli and remove her from the safety of the Protectors.
With stakes this high, can love survive? Will her greatest risk pay off?

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unseen voicesUNSEEN VOICES (PROJECT DEMON HUNTER BOOK 4) by Christine Pope

Knowing how the horrifying events that took place while filming Project Demon Hunters shook his friend Michael Covenant to the core, Will Gordon readily says yes to Michael’s request to be ready — as a friend and as an Episcopal priest — in case psychic Rosemary McGuire calls for help.

Rosemary doesn’t know exactly why the show was canceled…other than a demon murdered the show’s producer, and the network buried every scrap of harrowing footage under a ton of hacker-proof security.

When an independent filmmaker shows up at Rosemary’s metaphysical bookshop with tantalizing clues that a backup copy of the missing footage exists, she promises Michael she’ll call some crusty old priest “in a pinch,” and begins following a trail of impossibly tiny bread crumbs.

But that trail doesn’t just lead her somewhere. It leads something to Rosemary, alarming enough that she calls Michael’s priest friend…who turns out to be way younger and heroically handsome than she could have ever anticipated. But the heat between them may be no match for the demonic fire that grows hotter and more dangerous the closer they get to the truth.

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hope illiri book 11HOPE (RISE OF THE ILLIRI BOOK 11) by Auryn Hadley

By reader request, Hope is a full-length epilogue novel to show what comes after the series ends.

The war is over. The dead have been laid to rest. Peace is on the horizon, and Anglia is a country that needs to be put back together. After a failed coup, a new king who’s spent more time away from the country than on his throne, and two new kingdoms sharing the same space, it’s starting to feel like combat was easier to handle.

But Dominik Jens has an idea. What this country needs is a celebration to unite the three species. He has one in mind, but he’s not quite sure it’s going to fly. The nobles hate the idea, the iliri love it, and the grauori haven’t responded. They’re too worried about the Orassae’s grandchildren, who are due to be born at any time.

Peace isn’t made from drawing lines in the sand. It’s all about erasing them. That’s how Hope is built, and it’s the only way for Anglia to move forward together. Luckily, they have plenty to spare.

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scorpion bloodSUPERNATURAL TASK FORCE ACADEMY: MISSION ONE SCORPION BLOOD by J L Weil and Stephany Wallace

If someone had told young, ex-Delta Force Ethan James, that supernatural creatures were real, he would have laughed. See to believe was his motto, until one day he was kidnapped by a being that could only exist in dreams… or nightmares. Taken to a place where having extraordinary abilities is the norm, he’ll be offered the opportunity of a lifetime.

The Supernatural Taskforce Academy—or STA as it’s known—is an elite academy for witches, fae, shifters, vampires, and every other class of supernaturals with exceptional skills. But what the heck does STA want with a human? An ex-soldier at that?

Renna Blackwood doesn’t play nice with others. She might have a mean girl reputation, who snubs her nose at the rules, but with skills like hers, she has rightfully earned every ounce of that reputation. She is a bleeding vampire for God’s sake. So, when the council assigns her the task of awakening new members for the academy, Renna isn’t the least bit surprised.

Until she sees who her partner is…A mortal. With a heartbeat. Swell. This should be fun.

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deaths daughterDEATH’S DAUGHTER: THE BANISHED GODS BOOK 4 by L A McGinnis

He’s the God of War. She’s death’s daughter. After a thousand years, their paths are about to cross again. Hunter Wallace’s luck just went from bad to worse. Case in point? The immortal god she’s managed to avoid for centuries just became her only hope of survival.

Destined to a life of endless conflict, Tyr could never forget the fierce Scottish princess he left behind. But a thousand years hasn’t dimmed her hatred for him, and when she shows up on his doorstep, he discovers that flame still burns bright.

With her home reduced to ashes and a heart haunted by the past, Hunter’s only chance at revenge is to join forces with the immortal god whose life has been forever intertwined with hers. In a world rocked by war, Hunter must discover why Tyr’s greatest treachery was also his greatest gift.

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vampire 81SHADE OF VAMPIRE 81: A BRINGER OF NIGHT by Bella Forrest

“Who had the Elders been before the Night Bringer came?”

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kiss across bladesKISS ACROSS BLADES (KISS ACROSS TIME BOOK 9) by Tracey Cooper-Posey

Since learning that time travel is real, Remi de Sauveterre has yearned to jump back two hundred years to revolutionary France to rescue his children the night they died. Only, the odds of creating a time paradox which will destroy everyone’s future are huge.

London would give Remi his hearts’ desire if she only had the courage to attempt the dangerous jump back into his past, for she loves him and knows that refusing him will push him away from her and Neven.

Then she and Neven come across an alternative world where their son does not exist and, suddenly, the idea of risking everything to save their family seems worth it.  Only, time travel always goes wrong.

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slay all daySLAY ALL DAY by Cynthia Eden

What happens when a monster hunter falls for his prey? Harrison Key has one job—hunt and destroy monsters. He’s taken out vamps, shifters, demons…it’s all in a night’s work for him. He protects the innocent and destroys the wicked. Case closed. The job doesn’t pay much and the benefits are literally hell, but a hunter is born to the work. Gifted with super strength and speed, Harrison was created to fight monsters. There is nothing else for him in this world.

Then he meets her. She looks like innocence but makes him think of the hottest sin. When Harrison first meets Elise Aine, she’s surrounded by vamps who are only too eager to take a bite. Harrison stakes the vamps and intends to walk away from Elise, but she has other plans. She says that she’s under supernatural attack. Elise desperately needs his protection, and she’ll pay any price. One look into her dark and gorgeous eyes, and Harrison can’t walk away. He doesn’t want to walk away. He wants her.

What Harrison doesn’t know…could just kill him.Elise isn’t human…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)

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warrior fae princessWARRIOR FAE PRINCESS (A DEMON DAYS, VAMPIRE NIGHTS NOVEL BOOK 2) by K F Breene

With Charity’s fate on the line, Devon and his pack must face the perils of the Realm in search of the elusive warrior fae. With no real experience and against some of the most powerful creatures in existence, they are fighting a losing battle.
Thankfully, they don’t have to do it alone.
Knowing what’s at stake, Penny and Emery, the magical powerhouses of the mage world, will lend their aid, trying to sneak Charity in the backdoor. If they are caught, they’ll all be captured or worse. Much worse.
But to make it means Devon will be forced to make a difficult decision that will change his and Charity’s life forever.

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of minotaurs and sacrificeOF MINOTAURS AND SACRIFICE (WINGS OF VENGEANCE BOOK 2) by Catherine Banks 

The gods are still playing their games. They aren’t going to win.  Jenecca and her mates are thrown into a new dimension—except this time someone wants her consorts. And who wouldn’t?
Axel and Leonel, her fearless dragon shifters. Lucius, her jokester minotaur. And Lyklor, a cheerful elf that brings a smile to her face are all pieces of her heart. No one is getting their hands on her consorts—but when they are targeted by an awakened god, Jenecca must sacrifice a piece of herself that makes her a Vengeance.
When the threat has passed, Jenecca finds herself with child. Her beautiful baby boy reminds her that she deserves love, even if she’d been too hard on herself to believe it. And when her child is threatened, her powers as a full-blooded goddess are unlocked.

Just when she thinks the threat has passed, her connection to Lucius goes cold. He has tried to free his people from the Minotaur’s Labyrinth and now needs her help to make it out of the labyrinth alive. Saving him will ensure her consorts never have to fear anyone ever again. She will take her rightful place among the gods and end their games once and for all.

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visions orf rageVISIONS OF RAGE (SHIFTER FORCE BOOK 1) by  A M Burns and A T Weaver

Blood runs deep in Jemez Springs.
Psychic cougar shifter Connor McGriffin is used to his visions leading him around. For years, he’s followed them back and forth across the country to the people who need his help. When his comfortable vacation in the mountains is interrupted by a vision of a woman dying, he can’t see enough details to find the killer and stop him from striking again. Facing the most dangerous foe he’s ever dealt with, Connor needs all the help he can get.
Small town deputy and wolf shifter, Danny Lupan is getting bored of chasing speeders and the occasional drug dealer. When the call comes that Sandoval County has its first murder in years, and it happened in his jurisdiction, he jumps at the chance to find the killer, no matter the danger involved. Little does he know, he might lose his heart, his life, or maybe both.
When a cougar and a wolf join forces, the bad guys better watch out, because the fur’s going to fly, in more ways than one.

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cindi ellaCINDI/ELLA: WHEN SHOES SPEAK (A MODERN FAIRY TALE BOOK 1) by Bokerah Brumley

Cindi Ella Lass didn’t have a career in Paris, Texas, in mind when she graduated with a degree in fashion, but her grandmother’s offer of a place to live (free rent!) entices her to the small town. When she arrives, she notices the most beautiful pair of crystal shoes in the shop next door… and she can’t get them out of her head.

Principe knows the crystal shoes have killed before, but he’s heart-broken when the shoes choose the lovely Cindi Ella as their next victim. With the help of Ainsworth, the talking mouse, Principe fashions a plan to defy his evil Uncle and keep Cindi from being the next victim. Will Principe and Cindi Ella each find their happily ever after? Find out what happens when the shoes become the villain.

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the source bokerahTHE SOURCE: A MERMAID ESCAPE (A MODERN FAIRY TALE BOOK 2) by Bokerah Brumley

When Cindi Ella’s fairy grandmother falls ill, Cindi Ella learns the Source—a legendary mermaid and the origin of all magic—has been taken prisoner by an evil Cleric in another realm. Cindi and Principe, Cindi’s fiancé, must travel to a different world to rescue the water-bound being… or Mémère will perish.

Using an enchanted looking glass, the duo steps through a water fountain portal and leaves the modern domain behind. When they arrive in the KeeTow province, they meet Crimson, Indigo, and Daffodil, three primary magic wielders already determined to save the trapped mermaid. The group bands together, avoiding capture by the soldiers of the green hand, battling a Sea Witch, and embarking on the “stupidest plan ever” to rescue the Source and save magic for all.

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deosilDEOSIL (WHYBORNE AND GRIFFIN BOOK 11) by Jordan L Hawk

Whyborne, Griffin, and their friends have faced down cultists, monsters, and sorcerers. But their greatest challenge is now upon them. On the return voyage from Balefire Manor, Whyborne receives the worst news possible: Widdershins has fallen before the onslaught of the Fideles and their servants. There’s still time to stop the return of the Masters, but that window grows shorter by the hour.
Together with Christine and Iskander, Whyborne and Griffin must reach Widdershins to face the ultimate test—and decide the fate of the world, once and for all.

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to kill a faeTO KILL A FAE (HOLLOWCLIFF DETECTIVES BOOK 1) by C S Wilde

In detective Mera Maurea’s experience, three things motivate a murder: secrets, convenience, or passion. But none of the three can explain why the Summer King is dead. With a tight deadline hanging over her head, Mera has to figure out who’s the culprit before the frail balance that holds the nation of Tagrad together crumbles into dust.

To aid her—or turn her life into a living hell, hard to tell which—is her fae partner Sebastian Dhay, a snarky detective with a penchant for the illegal. He’s a volatile wild card who will do anything to solve the murder, even if it means his doom. The clock is ticking. And Mera is hiding a deadly secret of her own.

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winter kingWINTER KING (THE WYTH COURT BOOK 1) by J S Dark

Monsters of the Tywyll Forest have poisoned the Winter Court, unleashing a prophecy that demands a human sacrifice to save the withering land. Willing to do whatever it takes to save his people, King Cadewyn of the Winter Court ventures to the human world in search of one insignificant life to claim…

Amber was used to her life being in shambles, but getting kidnapped and whisked off to a magical fae realm was a new low, even for her. While feeling drawn to the fae King by a sizzling attraction, her apprehension builds to a panic over why he brought her there.

When Cade discovers that Amber is his mate, can he still carry out his plan to sacrifice her? Or will the malicious plotting of others within the court leave Amber trapped in the mystical realm with nowhere to run?

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veil of orionVEIL OF ORION (SEVEN DEADLY VEILS BOOK 6) by Diana Marik

Orion is one lucky werewolf. He’s handsome, sexy; his career is soaring, and he has more financial security than he’s ever known traveling the world performing his music. He loves the stage, and his fans adore him. Life is good. He should be ecstatic. But he’s not. Loneliness grates. The one thing he doesn’t have is the acceptance of the love of his life, his best friend, Bastien.

Bastien Valadon is an Elite vampire operative who thrives on the adventurous and dangerous life of a Torian. That is until he realizes the charming and seductive werewolf, Orion, makes him feel more alive than any mission he’s ever completed. Long ago, he gave up his title and status as a vampire aristocrat to serve High Lord Valadon in New York. There was only one stipulation: He has to produce an heir. Now he must choose where his loyalty truly lies – with his lineage or with the one he loves.

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christmas once againCHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN by Jina Bacarr

On a cold December day in 1955, Kate Arden got on a train to go home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when she got off that train. In 1943.
In 1943 Kate Arden was engaged to the man she loved, Jeffrey Rushbrooke. She was devastated and heartbroken when he was called up for wartime duty and later killed on a secret mission in France.
But what if Kate could change that? What if she could warn him and save his life before Christmas?
Or will fate have a bigger surprise in store for her?

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ghost of a chance at loveA GHOST OF A CHANCE AT LOVE by Terry Spear

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Lisa Welsh only wishes to leave a messy divorce behind for a couple of days stay in Salado, Texas but wakes to nightmares and a cowboy in her bed, and she has no earthly idea how he got there. But the situation gets worse when she learns she’s now living in 19th Century Salado. Even more worrisome is the tall dark stranger, and everyone else in town believes she’s some woman named Josephine Rogers who is supposed to be dead.

Jack Stanton can’t believe the clerk gave him an occupied room at the Shady Villa Inn, but worse, he was ready to ravage the woman in that bed-until he realized his mistake. Now the woman he thinks is Josephine claims to be some other woman-and though he could never abide by Josephine’s fickle ways, this Lisa Welsh intrigues him like no other. Still, if she isn’t Josephine, he figures he best help her find her way back to where she really belongs no matter how much he wants to keep her with him.

Together, Lisa and Jack must solve the mysteries and face the troubles in their worlds or they will never be free to share the love that binds them across the ages.

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metamorphosis pelaamMETAMORPHOSIS by Pelaam

When Ryker arrives in Puerto Rico with his friend Mitch, all he’s anticipating are a few days of luxurious accommodation and an exciting place to discover. The last thing he expects is to find he has an immediate attraction to one of the hotel staff, the handsome and flirtatious Alejandro, who appears to be equally interested in him.

After spending a day with Alejandro hiking a difficult trail, Ryker finds his attraction deepening, though he knows it can’t be more than a holiday romance between them.

And he can’t help but feel Alejandro is hiding something.
Despite being warned not to leave the complex after dark, he follows Alejandro one night and discovers a world he never imagined existed. And the attraction between them becomes something much deeper.
But that’s the least of his worries when it becomes apparent something dark and deadly is stalking him.

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wicked bloodWICKED BLOOD (UNIVERSITY OF MORGANA ACADEMY OF WITCHCRAFT AND ENCHANTMENTS BOOK 5) by Emma Dean

Yield or die…Back in San Francisco, Mika is working on bringing the Marshall greenhouse back to its full glory despite her sister constantly breathing down her neck about the Matriarch ritual. Claire tries to force Mika’s hand, but she refuses to give her sister the power to control her, or Audrey’s life. She just can’t take the risk.

Mika challenges Claire to the title of Matriarch to her sister’s fury. There hasn’t been a witch challenge in centuries, and Mika isn’t sure she is stronger than her sister but it has to be worth the risk. The only problem is…if one does not yield, both will die.
Can Mika survive the challenge without exposing what she is?

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mormos protectionTHE MORMO’S PROTECTION by Clare Davon

He dared call a goddess’s name…and now danger threatens all he loves.Once, Nyssa’s kind were feared, even worshipped. Now the Mormo barely exist on the fringes of memory. Until a voice blazes across her mind like a bright silver thread. Curious, she traces it across an ocean to discover how a mere human invokes a goddess.She finds a man with something elusive shielded within his bright, sunny aura…and a touch that sends a shock of awareness through her body.The Greek version of the boogeyman temporarily entertained Stavros Leandros’ folktale-obsessed young daughter. But when a beautiful, mysterious woman shows up at his law office—and saves him from a savage, whip-wielding creature that’s definitely not a cosplayer—he realizes his mother’s old bedtime story was no myth.Deep in Stavros’ bloodline lies a forbidden connection to the ancient gods, and a wellspring of untapped power. That nearly forgotten story was like a homing beacon, and now an unstoppable goddess is hunting him down. And if she can’t get her whip around him, she will lash out at those he loves the most.

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haydens havenHAYDEN’S HAVEN (BROKEN SHIFTERS BOOK 4) by Julie K Cohen

Whoever controls the pack, controls the virus that can kill humanity…Traitor. Outcast. Predator. Those are the names he hears whispered in the shadows. They don’t understand what happened with his former pack. Neither does he—not entirely.Here, in his new pack, he goes above and beyond,
Trying to prove his loyalty, his worth.Now, she’s here.
The beautiful shifter who’s their only hope for developing
A lasting vaccine against the shifter virus.
She accepts him for who he is,
Despite his past—and hers. To save her, he must return to his former pack
And challenge the alpha…The brother who cast him out years ago.

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faded linesFADED LINES (ADRIANA ROJAS SERIES BOOK 2) by Adelaide Walsh

My name is Adriana Rojas. A journalist. A fighter. One of the witch origin.
I had been led through the impenetrable blackness of the rainforest by creatures lost to myth and legend. I have survived. I was held captive by the deadly (but oh, so alluring!) Snake shifters: highest in command! I have escaped and returned unharmed.

But for some reason, when I came back to my cosy (crossed out) highly trained military Bear clan, everyone is extremely concerned about me… And my sanity.
Pretty annoying. The freedom, and the very life, of every changeling who doesn’t hiss is at stake, but Joaquin – my panties-melting lover and the Bear alpha for a good measure – prefers to focus all attention on making me submit to his will, rather than trust my gut feeling and visions, and let me fight our common battle…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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guardians destinyA GUARDIAN’S DESTINY (GUARDIANS OF DESTINY BOOK 5) by Renee Wildes

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On what should have been Verdeen’s proudest day, she is blocked from advanced warrior training because no war mare chooses to bond with her. Burning with humiliation, she accepts a lesser assignment to the Isle of Ice, serving as bodyguard to human riever, Daq Aryk.

Verdeen’s never paid much attention to men, so focused was she on her training. But she quickly realizes hieing off into a distant wilderness with Aryk is a bad idea. He makes her lose all focus and perspective.

Aryk faces a difficult task: molding six warring clans into a peaceful whole. He’s got nothing against women warriors, but Verdeen is young and inexperienced, her beauty a potentially fatal distraction. She’s a shield-maiden, not a bedmate. But the way she melts at his every touch erodes all his good intentions…and sense.

One kiss unleashes the kind of feverish desire that should occur only once in a lifetime—with a mate. But as their quest takes ever more dangerous twists and turns, their bond could be the one thing that unites a nation. Or make Aryk’s worst nightmare a blood-soaked reality.

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dragon to the rescueDRAGON TO THE RESCUE (FORGOTTEN dRAGONS BOOK 3) by Terry Bolryder

Mindy Owens doesn’t live a glamorous life as a musician. In fact, she’s barely making ends meet. But she loves what she does, even if it requires working with frustrating bandmates and harassers aplenty. That is, until one night, where she shares a fevered kiss with a quiet, sexy giant who saves her from trouble and leaves her with only a name and a promise to see her again soon…

Taylor has definitely found his mate. Which is unexpected, since the silver dragon has only recently acclimated to living with humans. But what he lacks in verbosity he intends to make up for in taking care of Mindy in every way possible. Because for the first time in his life he has hope again, thanks to Mindy’s kind heart and outgoing personality. Now he just has to hope that his secrets (and his hidden identity as a dragon shifter) don’t ruin his chances at love.

When surprising events lead to a possible break for Mindy, Taylor will have to break his silence and put everything on the line if their love is to continue burning brightly. Because shadows from Taylor’s past are on the horizon, and they’re coming for the one thing Taylor can’t let them have.

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mated to the water dragonMATED TO THE WATER DRAGON (HIGH HOUSE DRACONIS BOOK 2) by Riley Storm

When Cheryl Anders’ parents left Plymouth Falls, she stayed behind, determined to prove to them that the town wasn’t dying. Over a decade later, she finally has her chance to show she was right. The Drakon family has committed to investing in the town with a massive project, and she’s going to oversee it all. The only problem? The distractingly attractive new liaison from the Drakon family has decided to dramatically downsize everything.

Awoken from his sleep by accident, Victor Drakon is already in a foul mood. Told to take over from his brother, he forms a plan of revenge for a century-old wrong. His House and the people of Plymouth Falls will pay for the way they treated him. Things only get sweeter when he realizes the project manager for the town is a descendant of the woman who hurt him. This time, he’s going to see past her beauty, and get what he deserves!

It’s going to take a lot more than Cheryl’s good looks for him to change his mindset, and the determined town employee isn’t backing down anytime soon. The more they butt heads, the more sparks begin to fly, complicating the situation beyond what either of them is prepared for. It all comes to a head when Victor’s plan is exposed, and he must choose between his money and the woman who might be his mate—because the vampires have returned, and they don’t make a distinction between humans and dragons.

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scorched jadyn chaseSCORCHED: A DRAGON SHIFTER MC ROMANCE by Jadyn Chase

He has taken everything from her. Now she is mine. Mine to protect. Mine to claim.
The monster that harmed Isabel thinks he’s untouchable because of what he is. But he’s never had to deal with the beast living inside of me before. Does he really think he can treat a woman like that and get away with it? He and his entire crew are about to find out what happens when you mess with The Los Diablos.

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soldiers poemA SOLDIER’S POEM (A NOVEL TIME TALE BOOK 1) by Ava Douglan

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History professor Jack Ellison Wiles longs to make his mark on academia. But when his late uncle leaves him a book shop with “hidden treasure” inside, he’s stuck hunting it down before he can sell the store. Rummaging through piles of knickknacks, he nearly jumps out of his skin at the sudden appearance of a fiery woman aiming a Civil War musket.

Benetta Tolland hid in uniform to locate her brother, and discovers a new kinship among her fellow Union soldiers. But when she finds herself surrounded by books and facing an oddly dressed stranger, she demands he take her back to the battlefield. It’s only after Benetta sees the transformed frontline that she believes she’s traveled through time.

However, she insists on returning to her war to prevent stanzas of needless death. As Jack realizes the enchanting soldier is a figment of rhyme, he knows her poem ends with her death on the battlefield. Driven to uncover if Benetta is more than just ink on paper come to life, his firsthand research hits a snag when the couple begins to fall for each other. Will Jack and Benetta find a way to make love stronger than fiction?

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shadow kisses zodiac shiftersSHADOW KISSES: A ZODIAC SHIFTERS PARANORMAL ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY by Various

Thrills and chills are in store for our alpha heroes and daring heroines this spooky October at the enchanted shop All Hallow’s Needs. Whether tricked or treated, our couples will discover that a shifter’s mate is in the stars…Shadow Kisses is a boxed set of ALL NEW short stories set in Zodiac Shifters, a collection of books with an astrological spin on love. From Aries to Virgo… discover all-new tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Our world features New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling authors.

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pharaohs heartTHE PHARAOH’S HEART (A MAGICAL STREAMPUNK ADVENTURE BOOK 3) by A R DeClerck

A holiday in Egypt becomes a race against time as Archie and Lucia are drawn into yet another dangerous mission. The stars are going out, and our intrepid adventurers will need the help of a mysterious man who claims to be a forgotten Pharaoh, and a Bedouin Seer, to save the human realm from complete destruction. With Icarus, Cora, and Machiavelli dispatched to assist by Lucan Orrin, they’ll face off with foes unlike any they’ve ever encountered. Before the demons, before the humans, there was only darkness and the KEK.

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nightshade magicNIGHTSHADE MAGIC (MAGIC NEW MEXICO bOOK 5) by Evelyn Lederman, Forward by SE Smith

Too broken to return to the Nightshade universe, vampire Patrice is brought to Magic, New Mexico to recover. Her overworked mind can only focus on one thing, a shape shifter who is impacting her body and soul. Can he be the mate she was promised?

Because of his fractured family, Keith Hanover only dates pure-blooded jaguar shifters. After his mother’s death, he relocated to Magic to raise his younger half-brother. When a dangerous woman is placed in his care, the last thing he expects if for his charge to claim they are soul mates. Anything is possible in Magic, but are these two destined to be together?

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teasing fateTEASING FATE (FATED FOR CURVES/MAGIC NEW MEXICO BOOK 5) by Aidy Award

Moira hadn’t meant to interfere in the lives of the witches and familiars. Those women and their mates were going to save the world, and it was so exciting to see them battle for life and love. So what if she’d helped a little tiny bit? It wasn’t like she was going to watch any of them die. But now she’s been cast out of the sisterhood and as punishment she’s been sent to live on Earth as a human. All she wants is to get home and she sure could use a hero of her own.

Percy was never supposed to be human. He was an animal familiar and created to support and protect his witch. He was great at his job keeping the big bad monsters at bay so Kady could fulfill her destiny and save the world. Until the spectral warriors showed up and fate intervened turning him into this hulk of a man. What was he even supposed to do with a body like this? Unless of course he was meant for another kind of fate.

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sweet delightsSWEET DELIGHTS: LITTLE ANGEL RESCUE BOOK 4 (MAGIC NEW MEXICO 50) by Trinity Blacio

Lanny believed that magic was different for each individual. But when she met Alastar and Landon, it blew her away, melted her heart. Would Alastar and Landon be able to handle her magic, her families, or would they shy away from it?

Her life was always on the run, hiding. Human in appearance, Lanny Colors stayed in the background, watching and searching for her sweet delight. But she sure wasn’t expecting two men. Not just men, two of the most powerful dark souls she had run across in her life. Would her light, her magic, keep them safe? Could they accept the danger that would come with joining with her, loving her, and accepting her secret?

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harpy gumboHARPY GUMBO: BROKE IN MAGIC BOOK 2 (THE WORLD OF MAGIC NEW MEXICO 51) by Winnie Winkle, Foreward by SE Smith

Evil has already destroyed her heart  —  now it wants to ruin the world. Trini is built for murder. A harpy who escaped a lifetime of abuse, she struggles with everything and her fight or flight instincts leave blood and tears in her wake.

Wellie is pulled in a direction he never expects  —  to Trini’s spirit. He searches to find her, convinced that she is the one for him. Whether he can survive her is another matter.
Deep in the center of New Orleans the intersection of real and magical worlds is hidden — a portal now under attack by dark forces. The Vapors are determined to upend the balance between light and dark. Their plot will force the portal to open, but there is one problem — Trini holds the key.  The course of humanity hinges on Trini’s ability to overcome her past. Standing at the edge of another Dark Ages, Wellie is willing to die to protect Trini. The question is — is Trini willing to let go and live for him?

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walk in my haunted shoesWALK IN MY HAUNTED SHOES (A GHOSTLY HAUNTED TOUR GUIDE COZY MYSTERY BOOK 11) by Rose Pressey

There’s a new ghost in town. Librarian Ripley Van Raden meets a mysterious woman roaming the stacks at Bilson Library. She needs Ripley’s help with finding out who killed her friend. Since Ripley deals with spooky spirits all the time, the woman thinks Ripley is just the person for the job.

Ripley isn’t just a librarian, she’s a haunted tour guide leading people around the haunted streets of Devil’s Moon, Kentucky. Plus, Ripley communicates with ghosts via text, phone, email, or any tech gadget available. And her nifty psychic medium talent might just come in handy with finding a killer.

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pine tree maryPINE TREE MARY by Ofelia Grand

Detective Quinn Manning wants nothing more than to see Diamond Dace, one of Fagerdal’s most notorious drug lords, behind bars. After years of the man eluding the authorities, when Manning accidentally stumbles onto an opportunity to catch the powerful dealer red-handed, he doesn’t hesitate. But what should be a simple tail instead drops Manning into a real-life world of myth and legend.

Hush is a hulder, a forest spirit also known as a pine tree Mary. Since the beginning of time, his people have lived in the forest, feeding off the energy they derive from the lust and desires of passing hunters. But Hush is an abomination, the only male of his kind.

After a lifetime of starvation, Hush has struck a deal with a human. A simple trade that will give the human what he desires and keep Hush from wasting away completely.

When Manning saves a young man from Diamond and one of his men, his view of reality is altered forever. And Hush, who has never met anyone like Manning, finds the man’s attraction to him enough to finally stave off his constant hunger.

Together they set out to rescue Manning’s partner, and their connection to one another grows. But can a human detective have a future with a creature of the forest, a creature who isn’t supposed to exist?

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saving daylightSAVING DAYLIGHT (THE SENTINEL WARS BOOK 11) by Shannon K Butcher

After being locked away in isolation for two-hundred years, Serena Brinn returns home to find nothing left of her old life. Many of her loved ones are dead. Life has moved on without her. Even her betrothed is now bound irrevocably to another woman.
In an effort to create a new life for herself, she leaves the safety of her home and sets out alone. But the world has changed. Customs are different. Technology has advanced beyond her comprehension. Even the tide of war has shifted. Their ancient enemy, the Synestryn, are winning. She is needed in battle, but is it worth losing her freedom?
Morgan Valens, charmer of women everywhere, has been tasked with bringing home the willful beauty, Serena, no matter what it takes. More than one man has tried and all have failed. He will not.
What Morgan doesn’t expect is the swift, intense desire he feels for Serena or the buried memories those feelings unearth.
When an ominous prediction warns them of a new threat to their people, Serena and Morgan must find a way to overcome their past and work together. Because if they fail, not only will they lose each other, their people will lose the safety found in daylight, forever.

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two for tamaraTWO FOR TAMARA (RAVENS OF WAR BOOK 2) by Elle Boon

Tamara Mejia sees a vision of her own death, and decides she will not take living for granted, knowing it was going to be sooner rather than later. When two gorgeous men burst onto her own personal horizon, giving her all the more reason to grab onto every bit of joy and happiness they have to offer, she takes it.

Rafe and Vin were created by Zeus, the God of War. They are elite soldiers called the Ravens of War and have been best friends for thousands of years. Now that their latest task is over, having found the lost Goddess, their own need to find their Fated becomes paramount. When they meet Tamara, all their protective instincts and deepest desires roar to life.

When an old enemy kidnaps Tamara and whisks her off to Hell, it’s up to Vin and Rafe to find their Fated mate. But they soon realize that finding her isn’t going to be quite so easy, not when their enemy chooses to use her as a bargaining chip. Not when the game involves the Gods, and the stakes are raised. Will the power of the Ravens be enough to save the woman they love?

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jamies goit a wandJAMIE’S GOT A WAND (SOUTHERN FRIED SASS BOOK 4) by Julia Mills

t all started with a surprise visit from a mouse… Well, not really a mouse… Billy’s a Greater Bilby… But that’s just a fancy Australian name for goofy gray rodent with big, pointy ears and a nasty disposition. I mean, I guess…to be politically correct I should… Oh, hell, when have I ever given a rat’s behind about bein’ politically correct?
No time for BS. I’m gonna Joe Friday this bitch. You know, just the facts, ma’am and all that happy horseshit.
Here’s what I have so far:
· Plea for help from Billy the Bilby
· Missing Sloth, who also happens to be my Mate, not to mention a Deputy with a badge and gun which would be so helpful right now
· A tingle in the palm of my wand hand and a wiggle in Wanda’s shiny little tip ~ sure signs somethin’ wicked this way’s acomin’
And… Wait for it… This is the BIG one. Big, like we’re all headed to Hell in a handcart at a high rate of speed with no brakes, no passing Go, no $200, and no clue what to do ~ H-U-G-E. · Every single one of the Dragonettes is conked out. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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betrayed by blood stephanie westBETRAYED BY BLOOD (A DIABLO FALLS PARANORMAL SHORT STORY) by Stephanie West

The floodgates opened on her psychic gift revealing betrayal, death, and a beautiful future with the superhuman man who kidnapped but couldn’t seem to stand her. If she doesn’t tread carefully the worst could happen and she’ll lose her happily ever after.

When Tyr snatched Gwen off the street, bedding the frustrating woman was the last thing on his mind. Okay, maybe he entertained the masochistic notion but only a bastard would take advantage of the situation and he honestly had the best intentions. He can’t let her fall into the wrong hands. There are vampires who would enslave Gwen, using the prophetic visions in her blood to gain power. Her rare gift has already revealed there is a viper in his midst.

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absolute pleasureABSOLUTE PLEASURE (DIRTY SEXY FAIRY TALES BOOK 2) by Erika Wilde

Meet Hunter Wilder, a man who doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after’s. Cursed by loss, he’s a closed book with an emptiness he can’t escape. Until he meets her.

Elaina “Elle” Darien may be gorgeous and driven, but her story is more than it appears. The death of her father left her with a wicked stepmother intent on sabotaging the business her parents worked so hard to create. She’s a damsel who may be in distress, but is in no desire of a prince.

When one enchanted night of all-consuming and absolute pleasure brings two damaged souls together, will this Cinderella take a chance on her happy ending, or will they watch their fairy tale disappear at the stroke of midnight?

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mated to the princeMATED TO THE PRINCE (PORTAL CITY PROTECTORS BOOK 3) by Georgette St Clair and Leteisha Newton

Giuliana Moretti is Houdini reborn. From her oppressive former pack leader to her current Alpha and pseudo-brother, she’s spent plenty of time escaping the overbearing men in her life. Her vintage clothing shop is the only place she can be herself in a world gone crazy with haywire magic, corrupt officials, and startling revelations into the Fae world. She’s over it … all. To make matters worse, her wolf is bucking against her at every turn and drawing her right into the cage she’s always tried to avoid: mating.  It’s about to get real …

When a member of her pack goes missing, she’s forced to be up close and personal with the Lombardi Pack’s best scenter. Newsflash: he’s super sexy … and she can’t stand the sight of him. Pasquale Bianchi. Pasquale has his own secrets and demons he’s never wanted to come to light. His inheritance has been stripped from him and his world is flipped upside down. Searching for Heath will get him away from pack lands and the reminder of what he’s lost, but Giuliana’s presence threatens to shatter the delicate hold he’s had on his wolf … and giving in may put him right in the center of a civil war.

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taming her bearTAMING HER BEAR: BECKETT (SILVERTIP SHIFTERS) by J K Harper

A dragon shifter who fled her past…Pix Camden hails from a powerful line of dragon shifters, but she left their controlling ways behind long ago. Now she lives by her wits, footloose and fancy-free. Yet something big is still missing–until she meets wild bear shifter Beckett and he tempts her restless heart.

A bear shifter out of control…Beckett North can hardly contain his unruly bear on the best of days. Then he meets the captivating Pix. Even though she soothes his savage beast, he can tell she’s hiding something from him, and it threatens to drive his bear mad. Yet the fiery vixen is his mate–and he’ll do whatever it takes to spend the rest of his life with her.

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half blood huntedHALF-BLOOD HUNTED (MAGIC MOONRISE BOOK 1) by Jesse Darkling

Marrying a slimy ass twice my age was out of the question, so I jumped at the chance to attend the exalted Moonrise Academy, even if it meant leaving everything behind. Friends. Family. My monster hunting side-gig. But getting beaten on my first day wasn’t part of the plan. Neither was looking like a fool in front of the hottest guys in school – three seniors who rule the school for that matter – but I’d done it all royally.

And now someone wants me dead. Hauling me out of bed at all hours and forcing me to fight in an underground fight ring is just the beginning. Students are showing up dead, and the killers won’t stop until they’ve gotten what they want from me. I just have to figure out who is behind it all…before it’s too late and the next body they find is mine.
But there’s a small glitch… of course there is. Turns out this school isn’t exactly what I expected— they’re on the hunt.

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hunt milly taidenTHE HUNT by Milly Taiden

Willow Myers loves Halloween. So when some college classmates invite her to a party, her best friend encourages her to go and have some “fun”. Not a one-night-stand kind of girl, she doesn’t think it likely. Until she sees sexy in a loincloth. He’s tall, big and half-naked. Just what her dry spell ordered.

Dax Birch hates The Hunt. The shifter event to find mates took his last girlfriend. He’s not looking to be mated anyway. But his family lovingly pressures him into attending. He’s ready to go home until he hears her. And she’s not just funny, she’s hot as sin. His attraction to her charm, sarcasm, and curves is instant. Even without his shifter senses, he knows she’s special. The Hunt finally gets interesting.

Willow and Dax are an unlikely pair, but they’re ready to give this a go and see where it leads. It leads to lots of time out of their clothes. A lot. The twists and turns keep them on their toes. Willow’s life will never be the same boring routine. At least, if she can survive her kidnapping.

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tale of two kittiesTHE TALE OF TWO KITTIES (THE FIX AND THE HOUNDS BOOK 2) by Jacquelyn Faye

You know that feeling you get when you’re being watched? I don’t. Oblivious is my middle name. Luckily, I have a Hiroki. And a Rome, a Remy, and a David to keep an eye out for me, and on me. So leave it to little old oblivious me not to notice that I have a couple new supernatural stalkers. I mean, I’ve had my share of men check me out in a bar, but once they get to know me, they usually run. Not enroll in my school, get scheduled in every one of my classes, and offer me free rides in their…chariot?
If that wasn’t weird enough, another god joining my not-a-fan club was. They say the third one’s the charm…but not in this case. One wants to use me, one wants to kill me, and the new one wants me to do what every god in the nine realms failed to do…kill a god and put an end to Ragnarok. It’s like they don’t even know me at all. I fall down getting dressed.
Thankfully, I have three-and-a-half boyfriends to help with the hard stuff and keep me safe. Especially when my arch nemesis, Sabine, escapes the school dungeon and is Hel bent on turning me into a Kaede-kabob.
Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes, getting skewered can be a lot of fun. But sometimes, you can end up in a worst-case scenario. Like dead.

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freedom lily archerFREEDOM (FAE’S CAPTIVE BOOK 8) by Lily Archer

The Abyss is full of terrors, but the mines aren’t much better. Gareth is with me every step of the way, protecting me and giving me more pleasure than I believed possible. I thought once we reached the mines our journey would be at an end. With or without Clotty, we would travel to the winter realm and start our life together just as I’d sworn to Gareth all those months ago. But how can I stop when freedom for all is so near? Risking a rift between us, I plot a new course—one that has its own dangers. But I promise, at the end of this adventure, I’ll be with my mate just as I vowed. . . Unless fate has other plans.

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timing of trickTIMING OF TRICK (THE FATE CALLER SERIES BOOK 3) by Zoe Parker

Daya the nutbag decided that the best way to build a relationship with his daughter was to kidnap her. His daughter, that’s me, has decided that I don’t feel like having a relationship with him. He says he wants to make up time when really he wants to control my power. The lady doth protest, a lot. The guys try to stage a rescue and fail, so I decide that I’m sick of sitting and waiting for rescue. I’m going to rescue myself. One of the first things I’m going to do when I get home… I’m going to kiss the smirk off of Trick’s face.
If I survive my escape.

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king of bonesKING OF BONES (BLOOD COURT 4) by Ava Mason

My whole life, I’ve been taught that honor and loyalty towards the Blood Court is more important than anything else. More important than love. More important than my own heart. But now, Fate has brought me something I can’t bear to part with, And I have to fight against my upbringing to win her back. But what if I don’t have to give up everything in order to keep her? Have the Fates brought me something more important than saving my own kingdom? Or can I find a way to protect my people and keep the woman of my heart?

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spider queen emma slateTHE SPIDER QUEEN by Emma Slate

VS Note: Author states this was formerly released as a ‘multipart work’ but now is combined into one.

You know the story: Girl meets boy. Girl starts hearing a voice in her head. Girl winds up in a mental institution. Okay, maybe you don’t know the story. I meet the perfect guy and fall in love. But then I start to hear someone else’s voice in my mind and think I’m going crazy. Not good. Turns out, the voice belongs to Thane. Okay, hold on–Who’s Thane?

Thane is a super hot, shape-shifting immortal who’s stuck in a magical prison, and apparently I’m the only one who can free him. Bonus, if I don’t free him, mankind is doomed and Earth will fall into darkness. Did I mention Thane is supposedly my fated mate? My new boyfriend isn’t gonna like that. Humanity’s future is in the hands of one nerdy college girl. This is so not third date material.

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spymasters secretTHE SPYMASTER’S SECRET (CHRONICLES OF TOURNAI BOOK 7) by Antonia Aquilante

Alexander is doing his best to settle into life in Tournai’s royal palace after years living outside the country due to his father’s diplomatic work. The sense of belonging and home he feels is overwhelming, but none of his plans are going as he imagined. Many see him as only a lovely, charming adornment of the royal court and underestimate both his intelligence and abilities. His attraction to Marcus, a mysterious older man who does work for the prince, Alexander’s cousin, is unexpected but not unwelcome…if Marcus could possibly see who Alexander really is.

Lord Marcus is the second son of a minor noble family, a widower raising two children…and the prince’s spymaster. He knows his work is necessary for the security of the kingdom and its royal family, but he also knows it can be distasteful and dangerous to him and those around him. Marcus has vowed never to fall in love again, never to put anyone else at risk—a promise threatened for the first time by the vibrant, flirtatious Alexander. The attraction is unwelcome and entirely undeniable. He can’t believe someone like Alexander would want someone like him, but he also can’t stay away.

As they become ever more entangled, Marcus is investigating rumors of spies at work in Tournai’s university. As he gets closer to uncovering their plot, Alexander is drawn deeper into danger. Can their love survive when Alexander is put in peril by the very spies Marcus is hunting for?

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throne of the five windsTHE THRONE OF FIVE WINDS (HOSTAGE OF EMPIRE BOOK 1) by S C Emmet (pseudonym for Lilith Saintcrow)

VS note: Not a romance but sounds interesting. A release of note this week…

The imperial palace — full of ambitious royals, sly gossip, and unforeseen perils — is perhaps the most dangerous place in the Empire of Zhaon. Komor Yala, lady-in-waiting to the princess of the vanquished kingdom of Khir, has only her wits and her hidden blade to protect herself and her charge, who was sacrificed in marriage to the enemy as a hostage for her conquered people’s good behavior, to secure a tenuous peace.
But the Emperor is aging, and the Khir princess and her lady-in-waiting soon find themselves pawns in the six princes’ deadly schemes for the throne — and a single spark could ignite fresh rebellion in Khir. Then, the Emperor falls ill — and a far bloodier game begins.

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beast lexi blakeBEAST (A FAERY STORY BOOK 2) by Lexi Blake and Sophie Oak

VS note: a re-release

A playboy who needs to grow up – Fresh from his latest tabloid scandal, vampire playboy Dante Dellacourt has been given an ultimatum. Either he takes a consort and settles down, or his family will disown him. Unwilling to lose everything he has, he reluctantly agrees to find a wife. Marriage is just another kind of contract, after all. No one said anything about love being a part of the bargain.

An outcast who has only known hardship – Exiled by her pack, Kaja is a werewolf without a home. Her life was never easy in the frozen tundra she grew up in, but it was familiar. Waking up in a foreign landscape, surrounded by bright lights, loud noises, and far too many people has left her overwhelmed. Frightened and with no one to trust, she savagely fights to get free of this strange new world.

A passion strong enough to change them both – Called to defend the gnomes of the marketplace, Dante is almost blinded by the radiant light coming off the fierce werewolf. Kaja glows like no consort he has ever seen. Gorgeous and wild, she calls to him in ways he had not dreamed possible. For Kaja, she finds in Dante a man unlike any she has ever known. They could not be more different, but she finds him irresistible.
In order to claim his werewolf bride, Dante must first discover how to overcome their differences. Will he tame his ferocious beauty, or will she unleash his inner beast?

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sovereign sacrificeSOVEREIGN SACRIFICE (AIR AWAKENS: VORTEX CHRONICLES BOOK 4) by Elise Kova

Vi was supposed to be the perfect crown princess. Then, she abandoned her throne.
Vi was supposed to save the world as its Champion. Then, the world she loved vanished.Now, all she knows is that she has deadly magic and brutal cunning and she’s ready to settle some scores. Old loves and new allies tell her to play it safe. But Vi is done with caution. She has a chance to right ancient wrongs and this princess-turned-warrior isn’t turning back. She’s ready to bring an end to the vortex of death the world is trapped in.

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fireborneFIREBORNE (THE AURELIAN CYCLE BOOK 1) by Rosaria Munda

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone–even the lowborn–a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city. With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

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Still time to get your ebook copy of PETS IN Space 4! 13 all new scifi romance tales from best selling and award winning authors like SE smith, Anna Hackett, Tiffany Roberts and more (including me with STAR CRUISE IDOL’S CURSE)…a portion of the first month’s royalties goes to help Hero Dogs, Inc.

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

October 9

October 2

September 25

September 18

The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

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

 

 

 

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday October 9

pets in space 4Big week for me – PETS IN SPACE® 4 released! (Details below). My co-founder Pauline Jones and I work on this all year and have so many great authors with us again for the 4th volume…

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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PETS IN SPACE® 4 by SE Smith, Anna Hackett, Tiffany Roberts, Regine Abel, Veronica Scott and 8 more best selling and award winning authors!

Join the adventures as today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors take you on a journey to another world. Pets in Space® proudly supports Hero Dogs, a non-profit charity that provides service animals to veterans and first responders in need.  Includes 13 never before published stories from your favorite series. Journey to far off worlds with Anna Hackett’s House of Roan (Galactric Gladiators) or board Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr for another amazing Interstellar cruise (my novel inthe anthology is STAR CRUISE IDOL’S CURSE). From S.E. Smith’s Lords of Kassis, Tiffany Roberts’ The Infinite City, to Pauline Baird Jones’ Project Enterprise series (and more), you’ll find the perfect story along with unusual pets.

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my big fat alien weddingMY BIG FAT ALIEN WEDDING: STARGAZER ALIEN REALITY SHOW BRIDES #2 by Tasha Black

VS Note: Tasha’s books are always fun! I did receive an ARC or else I’d be one-clicking.

Parker never understood the concept of Earth love until he met Ruby. Now he’s head over heels for his brother’s curvy wedding planner. His heart aches, his pulse throbs, and all the love songs and chick flicks of Earth suddenly make perfect sense to the sexy alien.

Ruby is planning an amazing reality show wedding for her best friend, but can’t help getting weak-kneed every time the groom’s brother is around. When Parker offers to help Ruby so she can bring the wedding off in just one week, Ruby is eager to spend more time with the hunky alien. The only challenge is to hide her attraction from the cameras at all costs – after all, they are supposed to be planning Margot’s big day!

But when Ruby’s old high school crush conveniently arrives on the scene to star on the show as her co-wedding-planner, things get complicated quickly. It seems to Parker that the producers have something specific in mind when it comes to Ruby’s future. But even with interplanetary relations in the balance, how is he supposed to keep his mouth shut and watch her fall for another man?

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antagonistANTAGONIST, LOVE AND WAR BOOK 5 by R A Steffan

VS Note: I’ve been enjoying this series, so I one-clicked.

His fate is to save a planet in crisis. Survival comes second to that.
That’s what Kade of House Shadow Wing has always believed, ever since his parents were executed for their political beliefs and he was jailed for daring to be their son. Just his luck that a female human diplomat with hard eyes and a silver tongue would choose the most inconvenient possible moment to barrel in, upending all of Kade’s carefully constructed plans.

With the situation on Ilarius descending into chaos, Ambassador Isadora Martinez makes him question all of his assumptions about the future. A former Terra Novan Special Forces Major and current pain in Kade’s ass, Martinez seems to think there’s a way out of this mess that doesn’t involve blood running like a river through the streets of the Capital.

But talk is cheap in Kade’s world. When the pair become the prime targets of an out-of-control Regime desperate to cling to power, their ability to work together will mean life or death not only for themselves, but also for the besieged human population they’re struggling to protect.

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jetJET: STAR-CROSSED ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Susan Hayes

As the first Pyrosian ambassador to Earth, Jet has his hands – and his schedule, full.
With protesters at the gate, VIPs on the way, and the population of an entire planet to win over, he’s got no time for distractions like getting kidnapped.

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sklarSK’LAR (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 13) by Elin Wyn

Strike team leader Sk’lar just wants to do his job well. Through long, painful experience, he’s developed the skills to do just that. Until a strong, fierce human woman rocks his world. And then nothing else matters but her. She doesn’t know it yet.  But she’s his.
And he’s hers. Forever.

Focused, beautiful Phryne Manka doesn’t do relationships. As the head of security for Vidia Birch, she barely has the time or interest to think about people. But there’s something about Sk’lar that makes her relax her guard. Have fun. Feel like a woman, not a soldier. Good thing he’s just a friend, right? Simpler that way. Easier. But when there’s a threat to her life, he’s the only one she can trust. And in the chaos that follows she has to ask, does really know what her heart wants?

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kraevKRAEV: WARLORD BRIDES (WARRIORS OF RAE BOOK 1) by Sonia Nova and Starr Huntress

She wants to be more than some alien’s mate…Olivia is well on her way to becoming a doctor when fate intervenes. Genetic compatibility testing is mandatory for all single, fertile women of Earth, but Olivia never thought she’d be matched to a Mahdfel warrior of her own. A single result rips her from her life and teleports her to her new mate on a barren, nameless mining planet brimming with danger. Great.

He’s been waiting for his match forever…Kraev has always wanted a big family, and he couldn’t be more excited about the mate on the way. His tattoos burn for the beautiful, curvaceous Earthling and he can’t wait to get her in his bed. But his mate isn’t happy to be there, and they’ve got bigger problems. The planet has been infiltrated by the Mahdfel’s biggest enemy, the Suhlik.

Trying to survive with a brand new mate on this hostile planet is no easy feat. But where there’s a will, there’s way. Maybe even into Olivia’s heart.

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condemned and consumedCONDEMNED AND CONSUMED (SAVAGE WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Jude Gray

I’m abducted from Earth and sold to a panel of high judges—important, wealthy men partly responsible for punishing and sentencing aliens who break the law and protecting those who obey. Unfortunately, there are no laws that protect abducted humans.
When I kill one of the depraved high judges, I have two choices—stay and face whatever hell of a life his friends subject me to or run and sneak aboard the transport ship bound for the worst prison planet in all the worlds.
Stygian.
I run.
I’m immediately claimed by the man who rules Stygian—and once again, I’m on the run.
This time, though, there’s no place to go, and it’s just a matter of time before I’m caught.
When a ship crashes near my hiding place, I think maybe my bad luck is changing.
But then I meet him. Zac. A huge, tattooed male scarier than any alien I’ve seen so far. I feel something when I look at him. Something consuming. Too bad for me that he doesn’t feel the same way. And too bad for both of us that his ship is damaged, his weapons useless, and neither one of us is likely to make it off Stygian alive.

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raphael aroukRAPHAEL (THE A’ROUK BROTHERS BOOK 5) by Serena Simpson

Raphael was a genetically engineered assassin which would have been great if the people who created him hadn’t screwed up. Unlike those around him, he knew his days were numbered.
Effie was living low-key, pretending to be like everyone walking the streets.
A chance meeting on a dance floor brought two people together that should have never met. They both chose to stay apart for the sake of the other, but fate doesn’t really care what you think.
Between desire and possible killers, can they learn that they are stronger than they thought they were? Can they live one day at a time or will they let the very real thought of life separate them? And death, don’t forget death. If they can overcome their obstacles, the biggest being what they refuse to acknowledge. Then there’s a chance happily ever after will apply to them after all.

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sorta seized by the alienSORTA SEIZED BY THE ALIEN (MARAUDER MATES BOOK 1) by Athena Storm

I am Gurtal and I’m a dreaded Vakutan warrior…and I am collecting dustSo what if I can kill countless fearsome Odex soldiers with my bare hands? My dad, the General, sidelined me as a bodyguard to a scientist. My friend Vera wants me to go on an urgent mission.
Rescue a beautiful human Companion named Xana from a prison planet.
An adventure to save the pretty girl who’s sure to be very, very grateful? Or waste away on a boring task I’m overly qualified for? Is there even a choice here?
I’ll have to go undercover, sneak in, grab her, and get out.
Well…I find Xana alright. I fall for the gorgeous woman instantly. Mine, mine, mine, MINE. Just one problem. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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maarMAAR: TALES FROM THE ATHENAVERSE by Athena Storm

I’m a warrior, bred for combat. She is a woman – made for love. At first, I don’t want to go to Mars. My life has been all about pursuing vengeance against the Coalition.
But the recent battles in this never ending war have left me broken and scarred. My superiors command me to be healed by a doctor.
That’s where I meet Laila Conners.
Gentle. Sweet. Loving. A beauty that I would fight to protect. She brings me back to health. She replenishes my body. Saves my soul. I crave her. But I can’t have her.
The thirst for vengeance won’t let me stay. She cries for me to give up my bloodlust.
I know there’s happiness in her arms.
I just need to learn to…Lay down the sword. And lift up my love.

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prime obssessionPRIME OBSSESSION (THE PRIME CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Monette Michaels

VS Note: A re-release

Melina Dmitros is a seasoned battleship captain for the Galactic Alliance. Calls from ships in distress are not all that uncommon in the outermost spirals of the Milky Way. Calls from the warlike Prime were. Now that they were allies, Mel figures she’d better get used to working in conjunction with the chauvinistic race. She never expected to be attracted to one of them.

The Prime, one of the oldest species in the galaxy, were known for going their own way. But with problems on Cejuru Prime and increasing attacks by the Antareans, the Prime joined the Alliance to lend their expertise in battling the warlike reptilian species–and ultimately, to survive as a race. Captain Wulf Caradoc, the eldest son and heir apparent of the Prime leader, looked forward to the trip to the Alliance ambassadorial planet. His mission is ostensibly to deliver the diplomatic team to the new Prime embassy.

His real mission is to meet his fated mate, his gemate, one of the Lost Ones. Wulf hadn’t anticipated the diplomatic mission being attacked by pirates–and he especially hadn’t anticipated his gemate, Melina Dmitros, being the one sent to rescue his ship.
Two strong people pulled together by biology and fate. Their union will be forged in a crucible of survival, treachery and duty.

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prime selectionPRIME SELECTION (THE PRIME CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Monette Michaels

VS note: A re-release

Commander Nadia Petrovich, Science Officer of the Alliance Starship Galanti, has a problem—which has nothing to do with science. Her problem is Commander Huw Caradoc, the Galanti’s Chief Engineer. She and the stubborn Prime male have a growing connection he refuses to acknowledge—a bond that could drive him mad.

They are connected psychically and the bond grows stronger every day. If Nadia didn’t know it was impossible, she would suspect they were mating in the Prime tradition—a biological imperative that locates and marks a Prime’s optimum mate. But she isn’t Prime, as Huw tells her and anybody who’ll listen.

Nadia’s emotional anguish couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Prime and Galactic Alliance merger is finally under way, and the all-male Prime crews are learning how to work with female Alliance crew members. The Antareans threaten the outer arms of the Milky Way, and Prime rebels wreak havoc on the Prime home planet and elsewhere.

Despite the conflict surrounding them, Nadia and Huw will not be able to avoid their fate or their growing love. Prime selection will make the decision for them whether the timing is right or not.

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prime imperativePRIME IMPERATIVE (THE PRIME CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Monette Michaels

VS note: A re-release

The Prime race is facing extinction, but the research of Dr. Brianna Martin may hold the answer to their salvation. There’s just one problem, a group of Pure Blood fanatics will stop at nothing to see her dead! On the run from deadly peril, Bria meets her match in Iolyn Caradoc, a man determined to save her at all costs! Prime Imperative is a fast-paced, sexy, and thoroughly entertaining addition to Monette Michaels’ exciting series, The Prime Chronicles.

Adopted and raised by Terrans, Dr. Brianna Martin never quite fit in. She’s thrilled to learn she’s a long-lost female of the Prime race. And that she has a mate living somewhere on the planet Cejuru Prime—one genetically destined to be hers alone. Before she figures out how to approach him, she’s attacked in her research lab.

Iolyn Caradoc is stunned at the news that his mate, matched to him soon after birth, still lives. Even more amazing, she’s a research scientist on the verge of discovering why the Prime race is dying. But Pure Blood fanatics are trying to kill her and she’s on the run…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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melier 6THE MELIER: PRODIGAL SON (WOMEN OF DOR NYE BOOK 6) by Poppy Rhys

Dania just wanted a normal life on Dor Nye after years of living a nomadic existence among the stars. But when a rude and dangerous alien playboy sits down at the bar where she works, everything changes. No questions. No strings. No names. 
Suddenly her future flies into a tailspin that lands her back in the lawless wild west of space. It’s a fight for life, love, and a future she didn’t think was possible any longer.
Will she survive it?

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vikings needA VIKING’S NEED (VIKING IN SPACE BOOK 3) by Zoe York

Viking monk Bjorn Önnuson has chosen a life of celibacy and prayer on a remote corner of planet Midgard. Solitude is preferable to the excesses of the capital city, but when hedonistic dragon rider Britt Andersdatter flies into his life, being alone no longer makes sense.

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daemon deviceTHE DAEMON DEVICE: BOOK ONE OF THE ENCHANTER CHRONICLES by Jeri Westerson

London, 1891. Dirigibles, like dark leviathans, surge through the sooty skies of London. Steam powers the engines that supply electricity to the new lights along the Thames. And strange murder appears on the seamy streets.

Someone is killing women and gutting them for their body parts. Is it Jack the Ripper returned, or a far more sinister plot afoot than murder?

Magician Leopold Kazsmer, the Great Enchanter, ashamed of his Jewish-Gypsy blood, has fashioned himself into a proper English gentleman, though he harbors a carefully guarded secret; he has learned the dangerous art of summoning daemons and through it, performs real magic.

With the help of Raj, a tarot-reading automated man, and Eurynomos, a shrewd Jewish daemon, Leopold must discover what is behind the revolting murders that suddenly seem to involve tight-lipped German scientists, Golems in a plot of world domination, ghosts, demons, and the beautiful Scotland Yard Special Inspector, Mingli Zhao. Is she truly from the secret depths of Scotland Yard or is she instead a heartless spy and murderess?

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space dragons momerSPACE DRAGONS: THE DEMO VERSION  (A MOM GAMER ADVENTURE BOOK 1) by Bokerah Brumley

VS Note: Not a romance but sounds fun…

Zelda Traine doesn’t quest…at least not in real life…But when the mom-gamer and her sarcastic tween daughter, Emma, get sucked inside of MomQuest, the duo is given a mission. Playing as the character Kick Exploit, Zee must rescue the Space Dragons from a greedy trophy hunter who threatens their existence. Inside the game demo she knows nothing about, Zee has to battle her way across a space ship, beat the bad guy, and rescue giant creatures. If Zee doesn’t complete the quest and beat the bad guy, she risks losing her daughter to the digital landscape… forever.

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fire beyond the frostFIRE BEYOND THE FROST by Thea Landen

Following a failed relationship with her supervisor at work, Dr. Catalina Frost volunteers her services with a charitable organization providing medical aid to those in need. In her first journey away from her home planet of Earth, she travels to the opposite end of the galaxy to the icy world of Ruvuk. Dismal weather conditions and an unfamiliar species of aliens take her far outside her comfort zone, but she’s determined to fulfil her obligations.

When Sari, a human settler on Ruvuk, first heard about a doctor being assigned to lend assistance to her health clinic in a remote village, she never expected the gorgeous woman who walks through her door. She introduces her to the planet’s ways of life and is impressed by her skills and experience. Though she drops hints about her growing attraction to Catalina, she’s shocked when those feelings are reciprocated.

The pair embarks on a romantic fling, but the definitive end date of Catalina’s assignment approaches quickly. She wants to plan for the future, but Sari has been hurt by false promises before and asks that they simply enjoy the time they have left. Will they each return to their separate lives, or can they find a way to reunite somewhere in the galaxy?

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lawlessLAWLESS (STEEL DEMONS MC BOOK 1) by Crystal Ash

I once dreamed of becoming a nurse. That dream went up in flames the same day I graduated nursing school, when women were banned from holding any kind of medical license. Now as an unlicensed medic, I travel what was once the southwestern United States, trading medical services for food, transportation, and shelter with the hopes of reaching Canada. Because the United States is no more. And the lawless land that’s replaced it is a deadly place for a woman.

My worst fear comes true when I’m captured by the Steel Demons MC, the most ruthless biker gang in the Southwest. These men thrive on the violence and chaos brought on by the Collapse, and they’re eager to unleash it all on me. It doesn’t even matter that the President’s dog likes me. I’m as good as dead.

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alien captains prisonerALIEN CAPTAIN’S PRISONER (CAPTIVE MATES BOOK 2) by Corin Cain

Captured by seven-foot-tall aliens who deal with escape attempts… harshly. Tasha: I stole from the Aurelians. I thought I got away clean. Then I was taken captive by an alien captain with a deathwish and an obsession for me. If he’s working for the Empire, I’m facing a hundred years in jail. If he’s Rogue? Rogue Aurelians claim human women. When they smell the scent of a potential Fated Mate, they go mad with need. Any attempts to escape the spaceship will be dealt with the mercilessness of the species. Mercilessness that could trigger the fabled mating rage…

Captain Aleon. Possessive. Dominant. Seven-feet-tall of chiseled perfection and pure, cocky arrogance. He’s flanked by the two brutish men of his triad who live for blood and violence. I’m drawn to them, but I can sense the anger and pain deep in their souls. I’m trapped on an alien warship with hundreds of the testosterone-fuelled warriors who haven’t seen a woman in years…And there’s no way out.

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burning shadowTHE BURNING SHADOW (ORIGIN SERIES BOOK 2) by Jennifer L Armentrout

When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux—only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected.

Because the Luxen aren’t the only ones with a hidden past. There’s a gap in Evie’s memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can’t remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is—and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions.

Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He’s powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can’t help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists.

And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.

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how rory thorneHOW RORY THORN DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE: BOOK ONE OF THE THORNE CHRONICLES by K Eason

Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she’d inherit her father’s throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium.

Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world.

When Rory arrives in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. An unscrupulous minister has conspired to name himself Regent to the minor (and somewhat foolish) prince. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmaneuver the Regent and rescue the prince.

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primal urgesPRIMAL URGES (PRIMAL ALPHAS BOOK 1) by Lizzy Bequin

At the Facility, I was used as a human guinea pig for the professor’s bizarre whims. Now I have escaped, but I don’t know how long I can last in this unforgiving wilderness. Lost and alone, I fear I will fall prey to one of the predators inhabiting this dark forest. But I never expected the predator would come in the shape of a man. The rough and rugged alpha warns me to stay far away from him. He tells me he is a beast with carnal instincts that he can’t restrain. He warns that if I stay, he will have no choice but…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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sharpest stingSHARPEST STING: AN ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN BOOK by Jennifer Estep

The truth won’t set me free—but it will probably get me killed …As Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, I’m used to having a target on my back. But ever since I started investigating the secret society known as the Circle, that target seems bigger than ever.

Still, I’m trying to relax and enjoy the events leading up to my friends’ wedding when I learn that an old enemy has returned to Ashland. And that’s the just beginning of my latest nightmare. Soon, I have Circle goons watching my every move, but I have no choice but to continue searching for a key piece of evidence against the evil group.

The deeper I dig, the more horrifying secrets I uncover, and the more dangerous things become for me and my friends. Just when I think I finally have a handle on things, a shocking revelation shatters my heart and leaves me with an ugly realization—that betrayal is the sharpest sting of all.

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dragon meets girlDRAGON MEETS GIRL (FORGOTTEN DRAGONS BOOK 2) by Terry Bolryder

Janet Dixon never thought she’d fall in love. That’s why she got used to quiet nights alone with her books, dreaming of fantasies that would never come true. But she never expected a ridiculously hot alpha by the name of Xander to suddenly show up into her life. And in spite of his playboy-good looks and charming personality, he seems to have his sights solely set on her.

After living his whole life on the run with his twin, Tristan, Xander got used to keeping people at arm’s length at all times. Especially women. That is, until he meets Janet, who seems to be the only person that doesn’t instantly fall for his good looks. But even if she thinks she can deny her own attraction to him, the stubborn red dragon will do anything to claim his mate.

As opposites ignite in scorchingly hot interactions, Janet soon realizes there’s much more to Xander than the tattooed charmer wants to let on. He’s deeply romantic, and strong, and…hiding secrets. Secrets that might end everything, if Xander and Janet can’t find a way to overcome their pasts and fight for their future.

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magical mistakeMAGICAL MISTAKE (MAGIC AND METAPHYSICS ACADEMY BOOK 2) by L A Boruff and Laura Greenwood

Playing both sides is never easy, especially when one of them is the hottest clique at the academy. Magic and Metaphysics Academy wasn’t what Lou expected. She never expected to become one of the most popular girls there, and now she’s getting more attention than ever. Just not from the people she wants.
Can she manage to keep her friends and her sanity? Or is she going to lose it all?

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regally bittenREGALLY BITTEN (BLOOD ALLIANCE BOOK 3) by Lexi C Foss

Luna – An arranged marriage? F*ck. This. I’m an alpha female. I choose my future. Not society. Not my father. And certainly not him.

Silas – I didn’t survive just to be cast aside as a low level lycan. I’m more powerful than they realize. More determined. More intelligent. And far more worthy of her than anyone else.

Edon – Duty–a word I loathe. I’m the future Clemente Clan Alpha. There are rules. There are responsibilities. There can be no love. No free will. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and right now, I desire them both.

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adelaides stormADELAIDE’S  STORM (HER FATE SERIES BOOK 3) by G Bailey

The four courts of Frayan, or what is left of them, have risen to stop a war.
But they will need a queen who will win the war.
Adelaide Autumn has to make a choice between her family and her duty.
Either way, it will break her heart.
Royals can’t always have it all…
Her pack must love her.
Her fate must be her choice.
The fates are going to war, and when you are one of them, you must choose.
Family or fate?

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shifted into love hotel californiaSHIFTED INTO LOVE by Various

Welcome to the Hotel…you know the rest. It’s a lovely place but these paranormal romance writers are taking you on spine tingling adventures with shifters and fantasy creatures that will keep you wishing that you never have to leave.

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disciplineDISCIPLINE (OMEGA QUEEN SERIES BOOK 1) by W J May

Not every fairytale has a happily ever after…For the first time in hundreds of years, the five kingdoms were at peace. United by the band of young heroes who’d won the Great War, the realm had entered a time of wealth and prosperity unlike anything it had known before. New families. New Beginnings. Old alliances were on the mend.
But such a thing can never last.
When Katerina and Dylan’s teenage daughter finds herself at the center of a strange prediction, she and her friends are swept away on a wild adventure that may very well claim all of their lives. Old evils are lurking the shadows. A secret new darkness is waiting to take hold.
Can the new band of heroes stop it in time? Or has their happily ever after finally come to an end?

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halloween dreamHALLOWEEN DREAM (BEAUDREAU WITCHES – A SWEET ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 1) by Luna Alchemie

VS note: A 13K short story.

I’m one of identical triplets, but I didn’t learn about that until my Aunt Aggie asked me to visit her. Or just flat out move to Montana. I decided to move, since I couldn’t pay my rent. Aunt Aggie and Montana are lovely, though she does have some odd ideas. She believes the Fae are real, and we are of Fae blood! It all seems pretty far-fetched to me!
Though it does seem a bit magical that both my sisters decide to move here, too.
And there is the guy with the beautiful eyes… Aunt Aggie wants us to do a family Halloween Ritual. I don’t believe it will do anything, but Aunt Aggie is so sweet. She wants magic to bless us.

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perfect pridePERFECT PRIDE (GESA’S MENAGERIE BOOK 9) by Kaye Draper

Gesa just wanted to finally settle down for some damned peace and quiet with her pride. But of course her kraken has decided to go off looking for long-lost family…and now the ancient sea monster has fallen into the clutches of the sirens. Once she gets Kai back home, Gesa is going to ban the pride from leaving the house. Permanently. Krakens attack, gryphons rampage, demons plot, and all the monsters finally find a home.

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symphony of starlightA SYMPHONY OF STARLIGHT (ABBY SINCLAIR BOOK 4) by Allison Pang

In the span of a few months, mortal TouchStone Abby Sinclair has been trapped in a painting, had her memories stolen, and been Tithed to Hell, killed, and brought back to life by the OtherFolk. Now she’s pregnant and torn between her incubus lover, Brystion, and her elven king of a husband, Talivar. Otherworldly love triangles notwithstanding, she’s more than content to set the political drama of magic and mayhem aside and quietly settle into motherhood. But nothing is ever that easy . . .

Years ago, Abby’s best friend, Melanie St. James, virtuoso violinist and DoorMaker to the CrossRoads, lost her soul to the Devil in return for an enchanted violin. Now the magic of her violin is fading, and the Devil is calling in her debt to serve Him as His TouchStone. In an effort to escape the terms of this reckless bargain, she flees to the CrossRoads with her lover, Nobu.

But reneging on a deal with the Devil isn’t the wisest of moves, especially when He knows Abby is the only one who can bring Him what He wants. And when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Abby and her friends to find a way to stop the violin from consuming Melanie’s soul before it’s too late, even if the journey takes them straight into Hell itself.

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dragons blood ann gimpelDRAGON’S BLOOD (DRAGON HEIR BOOK 2) by Ann Gimpel

VS note: From September

After discovering her father was a dragon, Rowan figures it can’t be any worse than being related to the Celts. That’s the thing about assumptions, though. They come round and bite you in the ass.

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pookas shareTHE POOKA’S SHARE  by K L Noone

Faerie horses should at least show up on time. That’s Aidan’s opinion, anyway. He’s been waiting for the pooka all night, to catch it stealing apples from human orchards. This Magical Enforcement Division assignment’s supposed to be easy — and Aidan could use the break, after a previous case gone badly wrong. But when the apple-thief pooka does show up, it takes the shape of a gorgeous young man … who doesn’t seem to mind being captured at Aidan’s hands.

Ink left his herd to seek out adventure, and he’s found it in the form of a devastatingly handsome MED agent. He’s always been up for a challenge, and Aidan Callahan is certainly that: gorgeous, powerful, and good at his job. Ink’s perfectly happy to let Aidan put a hand — or an enchanted bridle — on him, especially with that note of command. It’ll be simple and fun, a decadent magical one night stand … and Ink knows they’ll both enjoy it.

But this night isn’t simple. Ritual magic and Aidan’s own complicated gifts collide, and the family legacy he’s been avoiding becomes important, though Aidan’s starting to think it isn’t as important as keeping Ink in his arms.

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misfortunate soulMISFORTUNATE SOUL (THE ASHWORTH LEGACY BOOK 2) by Casey Wyatt

Radiance Ashworth’s life as a soul redeemer hasn’t been easy. The hours stink and she’s already seen enough trouble to last a supernatural lifetime. Just when she thinks she’s got a handle on her new life, she’s transported to a 19th-century Californian resort by her ghost friend, Julian. He’s convinced enemies are working to erase the past as he knows it. After several prominent guests are murdered and their souls are stolen, Radiance fears that his theory might be true.

It doesn’t take long before a deadly encounter with soul-sucking demons nearly ends her unplanned vacation permanently. With assistance from grifters posing as stage magicians, Radiance infiltrates the high-stakes world of the Edwardian elite. She needs to unravel the mystery at the San Marco Hotel before sinister forces remove her and everyone she loves from existence.

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wicked warlockWICKED WARLOCK (CURSED COVEN BOOK 2) by Marina Simcoe

I may not have much in this world, but I do have a life plan: work hard, save every penny, get that college degree, and build a better life for myself.
Getting involved with the guests of the hotel where I work would derail me from that path. I have been specifically warned to keep away from the ones who stay in the top-floor suite, the best the hotel has to offer.
That includes the mysterious man, who keeps his face hidden and has some extraordinary things happening in his room.
Before I know it, though, I am drawn to the mystery, to the man himself, and to the incredible world of magic that surrounds him. And when he asks for my help because of a strange affliction that apparently prevents him from using anything electronic, I agree.
Soon, I learn the devastating truth about the curse that plagues him. With time running out, I need to find a way to break it before it takes from me the love I have just found.

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wynters captiveWYNTER’S CAPTIVE by Milly Taiden

Lili’s life had never been very exciting, so she hoped her cousin’s wedding would provide some entertainment in her life. What she didn’t expect was to almost kill a man on her way to the ceremony. She definitely didn’t expect to get chased by naked men in middle of the forest. Oh, and she sure as heck didn’t foresee a hot mountain of a man giving her the hottest sex of her life. But, hey, it happens.

Cade Wynters wants revenge. He’s got the perfect plan: Abduct his former friend’s fiancee and keep her past the wedding date. He never thought he’d find his mate in the abducted, sassy-mouthed, curvy goddess. Lili’s giving him a run for his money and he loves every second of it. Crap definitely hits the fan when he realizes he took the wrong woman, and she doesn’t handle being lied to very well.

Cade’s brother is working behind the scenes to take control of his pack. Someone’s trying to hurt his mate and he still hasn’t told Lili she’s probably going to grow fur. It’s the final countdown and Cade needs to get Lili to forgive him while keeping her safe. Easier said than done. He’s ready to give up his pack to keep his mate…and he might have to.

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reign of magicREIGN OF MAGIC (THE FAIRY TALE ENCHANTRESS BOOK 3) by K M Shea

Angelique’s spirit is almost broken. She has sacrificed, she has trained, and she has driven herself to exhaustion while battling her way across the continent. But all her efforts have led to nothing. She still hasn’t uncovered Evariste’s location, or the identity of his captors. Yet the occurrences of evil magic across the continent show no sign of slowing. Wyverns, goblins, trolls, and other evil creatures have become almost commonplace. And the attacks on the royal families and her fellow mages have continued to escalate.

When Angelique is ambushed by one of those who kidnapped Evariste, she is forced to face the truth: her core magic—which she despises—may be the only thing standing between her world and the coming darkness. For those who have captured Evariste aren’t finished. And their plans are far older and more devastating than anyone could have guessed.

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bad bloodBAD BLOOD (BONDS OF BLOOD BOOK 2) by Cate Corvin

Will and Sura made me believe I was one of them, only to betray me in the worst way. With a second chance to prove I deserve to be in Libra Academy, I’m going to serve the pain back in spades. I’ll destroy Will’s pride and unearth Sura’s secrets, annihilate their family honor… and stab their accomplices in the back for good measure. If they die, they die, but I’ll be the last one laughing.

My hate for the Shadowed World has been turned inside out, in no small part because of my alliance with Càel, a knight with an inexplicable desire for me. Who’d have thought a vampire would be the one to defend me from my own kind?

With my unlikely ally at my side, I’ll have my revenge on the ones who tried to ruin me. No punishment is too harsh for them. But our feud isn’t the only one, and there are others who want me dead and gone.
Unfortunately for them, I’ve got vengeance to spare.

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a mate for orionA MATE FOR ORION (FORBIDDEN SHIFTERS BOOK 5) by Selena Scott

Something is up with the shifters in Portland, Oregon. And if there’s one person who’s going to get to the bottom of it, it’s Diana Paul. As the executive director of a center that offers all sorts of services to shifters, Diana is extremely protective of her clients. All except for one extremely annoying -extremely attractive- wolf shifter named Orion.

Orion is used to taking care of his siblings, he’s been the protector who’s been doing it his entire life. Maybe that’s why Diana’s take-no-prisoners attitude draws him in so quickly. She doesn’t need anyone to take care of her, she kicks ass and takes names. Orion didn’t even realize he was looking for a woman like her until he met her. Now, if only he convince her to date a client…

As Diana and Orion get closer and closer, they begin to notice the strange behavior of someone in their lives. Little do they realize, they’re falling in love on borrowed time. There is something dangerous barreling toward Orion and his siblings and Diana might be the only one who can stop it.

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hunt and seekHUNT AND SEEK (ENCHANTED CROSSROADS BOOK 3) by Zenina Masters

Roxanne has spent her adult life as a seeker, looking for fugitives for the guild. She is very good at her job, and she considers the trade of her mother’s medical care for her service to be fair.

When the shifter bride asks her to go to the Crossroads in exchange for some fey healers, Roxanne agrees. Cancer is relentless and forces her hand. She goes to the Crossroads to seek out a mate. She always finds what she is looking for.

Moriven is the best hunter at the guild, and he never misses. When he finds out that Roxanne is at the Crossroads, he heads there immediately, hoping to catch the bloodhound of the guild. There have been rifts between them, but he doesn’t want her marriage to another male to be one of them.

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fighting the bearFIGHTING THE BEAR (EMERALD HAVEN BOOK 3) by Ruby Shae

Curvy girl, Erica Moore, has been living in a town of bear and wolf shifters for six months. Apparently, that can happen when you buy a building in a town you’ve never lived in before. Fortunately, the shifters don’t scare her, especially the Alpha. In fact, she likes the perfect man a little too much.

Zane Matthews, bear shifter and Alpha of his clan, has known his mate’s identity for six long months, and he’s done being civilized. He’s tried to be her friend, and curb his lust, but he’s tired of staying away from the sexy human.

Sparks fly when Zane and Erica finally come together, but claiming a feisty, independent mate isn’t easy, especially when a crazy clanmate and past hurts make themselves hard to ignore. Luckily, Zane is Alpha for a reason, and the powerful bear isn’t afraid to tackle a few annoying obstacles to get exactly what he wants.

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fake mate for the soldier lionFAKE MATE FOR THE SOLDIER LION (SHIFTER NATION: SPECIAL OP SHIFTERS) by Meg Ripley

Hudson Taylor knows there’s something missing from his life: a mate. But between his tactical missions with the Special Ops Shifter Force and running his communications company, this veteran can only ignore the roar of his inner lion. Until the day a sassy, iron-willed lioness shows up at the Force’s secret headquarters unannounced.

Leona Kirk was living her dream as a Green Beret, but when an IED injured her overseas, her military career was over in an instant. She’s restless and won’t be happy until she lands a job that will give her the same satisfaction she had in the service. As soon as she hears about the SOS Force, she knows what her new dream is. But that dream evaporates into thin air the moment she locks eyes with Hudson.

Although they weren’t hiring, the Force’s Alpha reluctantly agrees to let Leona head out on a test mission—where she and Hudson will be posing as mates. The only problem? Each immediately recognizes the other as their one true match. And dating within the Force is strictly forbidden. Will honor and duty keep these big cats from realizing what’s written in the stars for them?

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peace blood and understandingPEACE, BLOOD AND UNDERSTANDING (HALF MOON HOLLOW SERIES) by Molly Harper

Ever since Jane Jameson took over running the Vampire Council for Half-Moon Hollow, things have been a little unorthodox and that doesn’t sit well with the head office. Who would have thought vampires were so into bureaucracy and tradition?

Enter a vamp from corporate who’s determined to unseat Jane and get the council back on track—which means no more of this Kentucky neighborliness and mixing with humans, werewolves, witches, or anything else.

But Jane’s not interested in going back to the bad old days when the council was mired in corruption and tended to “accidentally” eat people now and again, but she might be in over her head this time. Good thing there’s a pretty new face in town who just might be the perfect distraction and help save Jane’s career.

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ninth houseNINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

VS note: Not romance but a release of note…

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.

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twelfth knightTHE TWELFTH KNIGHT (GUARDIANS OF CMELOT BOOK 1) by Victoria Sue

For 1500 years, Lancelot has fought for good, now facing an evil plot hatched by Morgana hundreds of years earlier, he can’t defeat her alone. He must find the other half of his soul, but there is just one problem, he doesn’t know where to look. Whomever it is, he’s sure they live in New York City. The clock ticks. Time is not on his side.

Mel has struggled since his father died when he was only a child. He’s had to do anything to get by and it hasn’t been easy. When a strange Englishman reaches out to him, with a story beyond belief, he has a decision to make. Follow his heart and trust him or run? Can Mel and Lance defeat the greatest enemy the world has ever known? Or in the midst of fighting evil, will they discover the real threat has always been a shattered heart? And what if the one fight they cannot ever hope to win is with themselves?

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human enoughHUMAN ENOUGH by E S Yu

When Noah Lau joined the Vampire Hunters Association, seeking justice for his parents’ deaths, he didn’t anticipate ending up imprisoned in the house of the vampire he was supposed to kill—and he definitely didn’t anticipate falling for that vampire’s lover.

Six months later, Noah’s life has gotten significantly more complicated. On top of being autistic in a world that doesn’t try to understand him, he still hunts vampires for a living…while dating a vampire himself. Awkward.

When one of Jordan’s vampire friends goes missing and Noah’s new boss at the VHA becomes suspicious about some of his recent cases, what starts off as a routine paperwork check soon leads Noah to a sinister conspiracy. As he investigates, he and Jordan get sucked into a deadly web of intrigue that will test the limits of their relationship.

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beautifulTHE BEAUTIFUL by Renee Adieh

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain.

When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien’s own lair–the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks–Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose–one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life.

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wocked wingsWICKED WINGS (THE LIZZIE GRACE SERIES BOOK 5) by Keri Arthur

In a reservation where magic has been unrestrained for entirely too long, there is no rest from the wicked…After dealing with the fallout of a shape-shifting, fire-throwing demon, Lizzie, Belle, and Aiden are hoping the reservation will finally catch a break from the constant influx of evil. Those hopes are quickly dashed when Lizzie comes across the scent of evil and tracks it back to the clean-picked bones of a man.

As it quickly becomes obvious that this is not a one-off situation and there’s now a demon with a taste for human flesh on the reservation, another problem arises in the form of a White Lady—a ghost not only seeking bloody revenge, but demanding Belle’s assistance to get it. And she won’t take no for an answer.

But the greatest threat of all might be the witch who is a magical bloodhound. A witch who’s been sent to the reservation to by one Clayton Marlowe…Lizzie’s husband.

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wish listWISH LIST (HOW TO BE THE BEST DAMN FAERY GORMOTHER IN THE WORLD (OR DIE TRYING) BOOK 2) by Helen Harper

Saffron Sawyer is a faery on a mission. She may no longer have the same rose-tinted spectacles about her job as she once did, but she’s still determined to be the best faery godmother that there is. And when she’s given the role as leader of a taskforce designed to hunt down the elusive trolls, she knows it’s her time to step up and be counted.

Juggling her new responsibilities while dealing with difficult clients isn’t easy, however. Danger lurks around every corner – and Jasper, the handsome and powerful Devil’s Advocate, is continually looming over her shoulder in the office. Can Saffron prove her worth to the world of magic? Or will she make one mistake too many and find herself in mortal danger?

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vampires priceless treasureTHE VAMPIRE’S PRICELESS TREASURE (NOCTURNE FALLS BOOK 11) by Kristen Painter

Half reaper, half vampire Kora Dupree has made big changes in her life. She’s on good terms with her previously estranged father and taken on all kinds of adult responsibilities. But when an opportunity to find out the truth about her late mother comes along, she can’t resist pursuing it. Even when it means returning to her somewhat dubious ways.

Vampire Greyson Garrett knows the bad but beautiful Kora is up to something. He’s wise to her games. After all, her father has hired Greyson numerous times to save Kora from all the sticky situations she’s gotten herself into. If she were just…better behaved he could see himself falling for her. Hard.

Even though Kora promises she’s changed, Greyson has his doubts. So much so that he follows her one fateful night and gets pulled into her latest scheme. It’s not like he hasn’t been here before, but this time he swears it’s her last chance to prove she’s different.

Kora’s new adventure sends them on a treasure hunt that takes them all over the globe, and in the course of their travels, they realize how good things are when they work together. But will that all change when the adventure is over? Are they really in love? Or just addicted to the rush?

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bound sophie oakBOUND (A FAERY STORY BOOK 1) by Sophie Oak and Lexi Blake

VS Note: A re-release

A stranger in a strange land – Megan Starke has given up believing in knights in shining armor. With an unrewarding job and a failed marriage, no one would confuse her life with a fairy tale. No one is coming to save the day or carry her off to a romantic fantasy. So when she wakes up in a magical world and discovers she is to be the grand prize in a fierce and bloody tournament, she isn’t sure if she’s having a sexy dream or a horrible nightmare.

Two kings without a kingdom – Beckett and Cian were raised to be the saviors of their people. Prepared all their lives to lead the Seelie Fae, prophecy proclaimed they would find a bondmate whose love would complete them and unleash their magical powers. But the thrust of a traitor’s blade stole that future and now it threatens to take their lives. Struggling in exile, their glorious destiny has become a curse. Unless they can find the perfect woman to save them, they will descend into madness and ruin. When all hope seems lost, Beck sees Meg and knows she’s the key to their salvation.

An epic battle begins – In a world filled with dethroned kings, upwardly mobile vampires, and dangerous, feline-loving hags, Meg will need all her strength to survive. Finding herself caught between Beck and Cian, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to claim her happily ever after.

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mating chaosMATING CHAOS (SHIFTERS OF ASHWOOD FALLS BOOK 11) by Lia Davis

As pack Beta, Dane Raines has seen far too much pain and death. But with war on the horizon yet again, thanks to the new Alpha of Onyx, Dane will have to work twice as hard with the other Ashwood Falls leaders to ensure the safety of his pack. The last thing he needs at a time like this is a complication like Jasmine.

Jasmine Russel’s life is chaos. Between her first full-time job running the family bar, and her second full-time job caring for her trouble-making twin brothers, she never slows down and she’s always on edge. The prospect of another war only adds to her life of turmoil. She’s determined to keep what’s left of her family safe no matter what the future holds, and that means keeping Dane as far away as possible.

Yet the unavoidable truth for all wolves is that once a mate is found, the bond cannot be denied. Dane is tired of waiting, standing on the sidelines with nothing more than Jasmine’s excuses to keep them apart. With everything on the line, he’s prepared to claim his rightful mate once and for all, even if that means mating chaos.

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return to the deepRETURN TO THE DEEP: MOUNTAIN MERMAIDS (SAPPHIRE LAKE) by P Jameson

Huran found his mate, his cursebreaker, his beloved, long ago. His happily-ever-after should be in the bag. But he’s been keeping a secret from her: the curse that turned him into a finned wonder was never completely broken. Magical kisses be damned, something holds him to the water. And he’s not sure how long he can keep his lingering Mer-tail from the people he loves.

Christienne knows Mer lore like she knows the shape of her mate’s abs. But something is very wrong with Huran. When she catches him sneaking out to the lake at night, she suspects his secret is bigger than she can handle. Somehow, she must find a way to meet her merman in the depths of his despair if there is any hope of them making it to their next mate-aversary.
But she has a secret of her own, and no guarantee that Huran will be by her side when the truth comes out. There’s only one thing to do now…Fight for love and hope it’s enough.

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chase the moonCHASE THE MOON: MOUNTAIN MERMAIDS (SAPPHIRE LAKE) by Kristen Stassel 

I’ve traded rules and expectations for the adventure of a lifetime. But my plan for life on the road is quickly derailed when I bump into what has to be the sexiest man I’ve ever seen. And bonus, he’s dressed as a Viking.
But it isn’t until I spill maple syrup on his fascinating tattoo that my adventure truly begins. Abel claims he’s an ancient warrior and believes I’m the only one who can free him from a centuries-old curse.
Mate or not, I have three days to decide his fate. Do I send Abel back to his watery prison? Or do I embrace the exciting adventure fate has laid before me and claim this Viking god as my own?

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case of the deadly arrowTHE CASE OF THE DEADLY ARROW PART 2 (MAI-FLY MYSTERIES 3) by Stephanie Burke

Mai becomes trapped in a deadly game with an assassin as she tries to get rid of the riots on her doorstep and understand the beast within her, with the intimate help of a Dryad named Ptris. Can she maintain her relationship with her Gremlin Ry-Ry and uncover the mysteries of the deadly arrows before one of them hits their target?

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feral dragonFERAL DRAGON (EARTH DRAGONS BOOK 5) by Charlene Hartnady

Stone is shocked to find that he is the only male in attendance at a fertility conference. This, when the brief clearly stated that a male and a female from each of the species is recommended to be there. Things go downhill fast when he is paired with a Feral female who hates his guts on sight. Why? For no other reason than that he is a non-human male. They need to work together as a team for the next few days. It’s going to be tough since the female doesn’t seem to want anything to do with him. The animosity is palpable. Tempers flare ‒ but so does a raging attraction between them. One that will get them exactly nowhere.

Who does this dragon male think he is? What is he doing here? This male knows nothing about the heartbreak surrounding infertility. Cordia might have been paired with him, but she doesn’t have to like it. She might be attracted to him, but she doesn’t have to act on it. This male can go to hell!

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defender clair cullenDEFENDER (THE LOST PACK BOOK 1) by Claire Cullen

In a world that no longer welcomes packs, it’s all Brax can do to hold his team together. Four alphas without omegas is a recipe for disaster. And now that they’re civilians, with the military watching their every move, it’s not going to be easy to keep the truth about their pack hidden.

Brax’s most pressing problem is his buddy Duke’s stolen son. Everywhere he turns for help is a dead end, until chance introduces him to Oliver, the capable, captivating omega—and legal advocate. Brax’s luck might finally be turning around. But can he trust Oliver with more than just their legal troubles—can he trust him with his secrets?

Oliver has everything he could want in life—a successful career, the respect of his peers, an apartment in the city. But not an alpha. Been there, done that. No shifter he’s dated could handle the fact that, some days, Oliver’s job comes first. When the death of his estranged parents takes him back to his childhood home, he meets Brax—the handsome, troubled doctor who just might be the exception to the rule.

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spirit of faeSPIRIT OF THE FAE (DRAGON’S GIFT: THE DARK FAE BOOK 4) by Linsey Hall

I have a knack for getting myself into some bad situations. What can I say–I like to live dangerously. But waking up partially dead in the Court of Death takes the cake. It’s small consolation that my fated mate Tarron is at my side, since it means that he’s mostly dead too. Worse, I might love him but don’t know if he feels the same.

To make matters worse, the false queen who plans to destroy both our kingdoms is still alive and regaining her strength. We must work together to return from the dead and stop her from killing thousands—including my sister.

Escaping the Court of Death means completing a series of dangerous challenges. When we learn that only one of us can return to earth, true escape becomes impossible.

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VS Note: If you enjoy the interstellar cruise in STAR CRUISE: IDOL’S CURSE in the new Pets In Space® 4 anthology, I have  5 more adventures in the series. They’re standalone with mild spoilers for the earlier books. Take another cruise on my luxury spaceliner Nebula Zephyr!

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

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The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

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

 

New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday October 2

nadines championAs 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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NADINE’S CHAMPION (ICEHOME BOOK 8) by Ruby Dixon

Of all the men on the Icehome beach, Thrand’s the most competitive and most aggravating. He’s cocky. Arrogant. Turns everything into a rivalry. He’s a pain in the you know what.

He also keeps insisting that I kiss him. After all, I’m the one that told him a kiss didn’t mean anything. It shouldn’t. A kiss is just a kiss as far as humans are concerned. But Thrand’s a clone, a race of people called a’ani, and he’s been brought up to play hard and to win. And he wants to win me. But does Thrand want me for the right reasons? Or am I just another conquest?

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aurora blazingAURORA BLAZING (THE CONSORTIUM REBELLION BOOK 2) by Jesse Mihalik

As the dutiful daughter of High House von Hasenberg, Bianca set aside her personal feelings and agreed to a political match arranged by her family, only to end up trapped in a loveless, miserable marriage. When her husband unexpectedly dies, Bianca vows never to wed again. Newly independent, she secretly uses her wealth and influence to save other women stuck in dire circumstances. Information is power and Bianca has a network of allies and spies that would be the envy of the ’verse—if anyone knew about it.

When her family’s House is mysteriously attacked, Bianca’s oldest brother, the heir to House von Hasenberg, disappears. Fearful for her brother’s life, the headstrong Bianca defies her father and leaves Earth to save him. Ian Bishop, the director of House von Hasenberg security—and Bianca’s first love—is ordered to find and retrieve the rebellious woman.

Ian is the last man Bianca wants to see. To evade capture, she leads him on a merry chase across the universe. But when their paths finally collide, she knows she must persuade him to help her. Bianca will do anything to save her sibling, even if it means spending time alone on a small ship with the handsome, infuriating man who once broke her heart.

As the search takes them deep into rival House Rockhurst territory, Bianca must decide if she can trust Ian with the one piece of information that could destroy her completely.

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maelstromMAELSTROM: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY (MERMAIDS OF MONTANA BOOK 1) by Elsa Jade

As an ocean-dwelling Tritonyri warrior, Maelstrom Amyth sacrificed everything he loved in the centuries-long battle against the cruel and careless land-dwellers. So when he and his pod-brothers are sent to Earth to gently woo Intergalactic Dating Agency brides for his world’s survival, he’s definitely a fish-man out of water.

Ridley Blake grew up in landlocked Iowa dreaming only of the ocean, but she washed out of Navy SEAL training after nearly drowning during a panic attack that left her with thalassophobia—the fear of deep water. She figures she’ll never dive again, until she is summoned to the middle of Montana under mysterious circumstances.

But the troubles they both left behind have bigger teeth than they knew, and now Mael and Ridley have to sink or swim together.

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time to healTIME TO HEAL: A KINDRED TALES NOVEL: BRIDES OF THE KINDRED by Evangeline Anderson

VS Note: Author has a trigger warning re the heroine’s past…

Emmeline is a young, single mother all alone in the world. After being attacked, she was cast out by her family and is having a hard time making her way in the world, Desperate to assure her son’s future, she gave him up to her mother to raise–only to have him stolen away from her completely. Now he is sick and she must find a way to heal him–but how?

Enter Skahr, a Kindred warrior from another world who needs some healing of his own. A prophesy has foretold that Emmeline is the one he seeks but he must promise to help her find and heal her baby first. As the two go on a quest together, Emmeline finds herself drawn to the big, scarred warrior with his surprising strength and quiet ways. But will the two of them get back her baby before it’s too late? And will they have…Time to Heal

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ransomedRANSOMED (TRIBUTE BRIDES OF THE DREXIAN WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Tana Stone

She’s already been abducted from Earth to be a tribute bride for the Drexian warriors, and Trista has finally gotten used to the idea of marrying a brawny alien warrior. Sort of. He has to be better than the awful guys from home she’s been trying so hard to forget.

Not only is Torven a Drexian warrior, but he’s also a member of Inferno Force. That means he’s bigger, tougher, and more dangerous. When he’s falsely accused of treason, he knows his only hope is to escape and give his fellow warriors time to prove his innocence.

Taking the pretty blonde tribute bride as a hostage wasn’t his plan, but Torven considers it a stroke of good luck. Until she shoots him and causes them to be marooned on a frozen planet. Between running from vicious ice creatures and avoiding alien pursuers, will she become more than his captive?

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bane bex mclynnBANE (THE LADYSHIPS BOOK 2) by Bex McLynn

Maude never considered herself weak-minded, not until she woke up hearing a voice inside her head. Now she’s dealing with alien captors, a bio-mechanical organism infecting her body, and two brutal suns frying her skin. Oh, and time is not on her side. Her sole ally is a towering Teras alien who steals her breath with his brilliant smiles and heated gazes. She desperately needs to get home, yet her savior is stealing her heart.

Therion Borac is many things. His mother’s darling. His father’s hellion. His house’s bane. Never an honorable man. When his house calls upon him to rescue an abducted human woman, he’ll eagerly save the lady but won’t hope for anything more. With crime lords and powerful Teras organizations threatening Maude, he knows she’ll need a scoundrel at her back more than she’ll need an honorable man at her side. For Maude, he will gladly remain the Bane.

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rozarROZAR: VAXXLIAN ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES #1 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Sue Mercury

Nadia knows if she stays on Earth, her mob boss ex-husband’s goons will eventually find her. When the opportunity to become a Vaxxlian Mail Order Bride arises, she can’t sign up fast enough. She’s soon matched with a huge, fierce-looking alien warrior named Rozar who wants to mate with her upon their very first meeting. Whoa there. Slow down. She’s desperate to escape Earth, but she also wants to be sure Rozar is a kind, decent alien before she commits to spending her life with him. She rushed into her first marriage and look what that got her–a one-way ticket into the Witness Protection Program. But the clock is ticking. The ship that brought Rozar to Earth departs in two weeks. Should she take a chance on the handsome otherworldly stranger whose kisses make her melt? Or should she rush back to her hideaway and hope for the best?

One glance at the little human called Nadia and Rozar knows she’s the female meant to become his. Her bottomless blue eyes mesmerize him and her sweet demeanor calls up his protective side. He wants nothing more than to claim her and bring her back to New Vaxx. But the dark-haired beauty is reluctant to mate with him, despite his promises to always keep her safe and provide for her and their future offspring. Before he can convince her of his devotion, the little human disappears without a trace. Word of her dangerous past reaches him and he’s more determined than ever to protect her, even if vanquishing her enemies means she no longer has a need to leave Earth. But he’s just as determined to claim her as his, and Rozar will do whatever it takes to convince Nadia she’s meant to be his female for all time.

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arcav commanders humanARCAV COMMANDER’S HUMAN (ARCAV ALIEN INVASION BOOK 3) by Hope Hart

As Commander of the Arcav forces, Jaret is ice-cold and remote. So one is more surprised than Jaret, when he insists on leading the mission to rescue the humans kidnapped for slavery. The mission is well below his pay grade, and humans are little more than savages. But every bone in his body compels him to take the trip.

Jaret has been completely dedicated to the Arcav race for centuries. He has one goal: Destroy the Grivath and avenge his parent’s deaths. The problem? One small, terrified human with defiance written all over her face.

When Amanda wakes up on an alien space ship she’ll do anything to get back to Earth. Her sister could be dying while these giant grey beasts talk about selling her and the other human women as slaves. Fortunately, a menacing Arcav commander agrees to reunite with her sister. He’s completely unapproachable, with his dark scowl, cold voice, and dead eyes. But she can see glimpses of the kind male beneath his gruff exterior.

Jaret has been fighting for vengeance for centuries. But now he must make a choice: Revenge for his ruined childhood, or the woman who may just be his mate.

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gamechangerGAMECHANGER by L X Beckett

VS Note: listed as LGBTQ scifi and cyberpunk, sounded intriguing to me.

First there was the Setback. Then came the Clawback. Now we thrive.

Rubi Whiting is a member of the Bounceback Generation. The first to be raised free of the troubles of the late twenty-first century. Now she works as a public defender to help troubled individuals with anti-social behavior. That’s how she met Luciano Pox.

Luce is a firebrand and has made a name for himself as a naysayer. But there’s more to him than being a lightning rod for controversy. Rubi has to find out why the governments of the world want to bring Luce into custody, and why Luce is hell bent on stopping the recovery of the planet.

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broken flyghtBROKEN FLYGHT (THE FLYGHT SERIES BOOK 2) by S J Pajonas

With her ship secure and her old boyfriend back in good graces, Vivian Kawabata only needs one thing to move forward: money. Money, though, is hard to come by when you’re an infamous disgraced heiress. Vivian’s only move is to enlist the help of her matchmaker, Marcelo, and find another wealthy man to add to her relationship network. He not only has to be a master in the bedroom, but he must be a pro with ships, too. Her ship needs a mechanic before they start taking on real clients for Flyght, the lucrative ship-sharing startup.

On their way to Rio to follow the trail of Vivian’s deceitful brother, Marcelo presents Vivian with two eligible bachelors, Sean and Jinzo. The vetting process is rocky from the start; Sean is stand-offish and distant, and Jinzo doesn’t make a good first impression. Despite this setback, Vivian is determined to make something work because if she’s doesn’t, she’s dead in the water.

After their first romantic escape, Vivian is knocked backwards by her feelings for Jinzo (first impressions aren’t everything). But he’s not as eligible as he first seemed to be, and the realization throws her whole world into chaos and a new possible scandal. Every decision Vivian makes puts not only her own future on the line, but that of her crew and her family. Will she play it safe, or risk everything – including her heart?

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illicit sensesILLICIT SENSES (ILLICIT MINDS BOOK 1) by Rebecca Royce

VS Note: Author states: “…previously published under another name. and another series name. It has been extensively re-edited and much of the story has changed. “

Anomalies. Abnormals. Curiosities. Freaks. Threats. The Conditioned bear many labels, heavy restrictions, intolerable scorn, and unforgiving laws. For thirty years they have been consigned to regulation behind the walls of safe houses and camps. The Conditioned have no rights. They are not people. They are the damned.

The heir apparent to the Wade Corporation, Addison Wade has lived her life wary of the institutions incarcerating the Conditioned and all they represent. A woman of secrets, she turns to Safe Dawn, and the Conditioned it houses, in a desperate hour. Her nephew has been kidnapped and she is desperate and out of options. She will do anything, even risk her secrets, to get him back.

Spencer Lewis is well-known as a locator, there is no one he can’t find and he has a soft spot for missing children—even children with the despised last name of Wade. Following the death of his partner and anchor, tackling this case threatens more than Spencer’s sanity and safety—it threatens his heart.

In a world where nothing is as it seems and threats lurk around every corner, Addison and Spencer must learn to trust each other. Does their relationship stand a chance in a world that wants them dead for just being born?

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supernovaSUPERNOVA (LIGHT YEARS BOOK 2) by Kass Morgan

VS Note: Not a romance but with space opera with romantic elements. From the author of ‘The 100’.

Tensions are rising between the Quatrans and the Specters, and the Quatra Fleet is gearing up for an epic fight. With a galaxy on the brink of war and loyalties divided, the friendship of four cadets will be tested.

Oreliahas been arrested for espionage, and her future is looking bleak . . . until the Quatrans make her a surprising offer that could save her life–and the lives of everyone in the galaxy.

Reeling from his breakup, Arran finds comfort in a sympathetic boy from Loos, someone who understands how hard it can be to fit in. But is it enough for Arran to forget his heartbreak?

Cormak’s position at the Academy is finally secure. But when someone discovers his treasonous secret, it jeopardizes everything he’s fought for, including his relationship with the person he cares about most.

And Vesper is ready to become a superstar officer . . . until she uncovers a conspiracy that shakes her faith in the Quatra Fleet to its core.
As secret machinations come to light, these cadets will be forced to overcome their differences and band together to restore peace to their worlds.

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running from the cyborgRUNNING FROM THE CYBORG (TERRA FIVE 5 ) by Ann Kane

Caitlyn: Gorgeous. Feisty. Human. A survivor in an unforgiving galaxy. Running from an enemy she can’t see for reasons she doesn’t understand. Whoever he is, he’s trying to kill her.

Jakob: Large. Mouthwateringly sexy. Loyal. Cyborg. Determined to find the female who seduced him, gave him a night he’d never forget, then disappeared before he woke. When he finally manages to catch up to her, he intends to do whatever it takes to keep her at his side.

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axel rexAXEL REX (CYBORG AWAKENINGS 4) by Clarissa Lake

Axel Rex was one among thousands of cyborgs produce for the interstellar war with the Mesaarkans who remained in stasis throughout the war.He is in charge of demolishing several square kilometers of ruins in Farringay to make way for a new interstellar starport. During his virtual life in stasis,he was educated and trained for war. He was also prepared for love in case he found the one genetically compatible female with whom he could breed and make offspring. The chance for a family of his own and freedom at the end of service was their motivation to serve.

It’s not something Axel is counting on. He is too busy supervising 500 cyborgs at the demolition site to daydream about finding love. Then one stubborn female refuses to leave a building set for demolition.

Layne Rose lived with her cat Sammy in the ruins of Farringay and had claimed a ruined apartment building at home. No cyborg goon is going to make her give up her home until Axel pulls her out kicking and screaming…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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alien rogues captiveALIEN ROGUE’S CAPTIVE (KENORIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Viki Storm

BROOKE – What. The. Hell. I’ve just been arrested on the streets of LA by a huge muscled alien warrior. For murder—that I’m supposed to commit next month. On another planet. And let’s just say these alien bastards have a sick idea how a human female is supposed to pay her debt to society. But my captor isn’t like the rest, he’s from a nearly-extinct warrior race. He protects me. He helps me escape. No wait, he is just like the rest. He’s taken me for his own. He says I’m his fated mate… And we all know what that means. I’ll play along if it means I can get back to Earth. Except it’s not that long before I realize that if this is a game, I’m about to lose my heart…

ANAX – My role in society is to find, arrest and capture criminals across the galaxy.
I have a hard time believing that this little human female is dangerous, but she is. She’s a murderer and it’s my job to bring her to justice. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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apokalypsis book 3APOKALYPSIS BOOK 3 by Kate Morris

VS note (or mini review): I really enjoyed book 1, although it skewed a bit YA for me but GOOD. I LOVED book 2, which was more NA. I’ve reread that one several times already, really a favorite end of the world as we know it book for me now. (And can be read as a standalone.) So well done! Had this one on pre-order and read it right away. It’s back to the YA age of two new lead characters and there’s a romantic suspense-type subplot that I didn’t resonate with. But, having said that, I did enjoy it because I like the way she develops the apocalypse around the characters and the reader, and she’s tying the threads together for all 3 books subtly. I can’t WAIT for the fourth book where all the characters come together.

Life was precious. People used to say things like that all the time, but none of them realized how true that saying would turn out to be. Life was precious, indeed. Each person in the room had lost someone or everyone…Wren Foster was a girl with a lot of secrets. Unable to make friends and having to move to a new city every few months made her an outcast in high school by default. However, she never questioned the motives and instructions of her uncle when they had to move because what he did, he did for her. Securing that football scholarship to Ohio State was the only thing on star quarterback Elijah Brannon’s mind until he met the allusive new girl in school, who was strange and enigmatic, yet also distant and unfriendly with a menacing attitude to match her black eyeliner. One traumatic event after the other throws them together as his world falls apart, her secrets are revealed, and they are left riding out a worldwide apocalyptic event in the form of a viral flu that makes people insane and violent. Plans and dreams of the future are put on hold as they simply fight for existence in: Apokalypsis.

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his to keepHIS TO KEEP by Taylor Vaughn, Theodora Taylor and Eve Vaughn

All of us girls growing up on New Terrhan know that when we becoe of age, we must submit to our overlords in a special ceremony. To my surprise, though, the alien warrior who hunts me down gifts me with hours of bliss…and a beautiful little girl who becomes my only happiness in life after he’s gone.

I’ve never forgotten him, even after surviving an abusive relationship. But when we meet again, he’s different. An unrecognizable beast. So I run. Of course, I run. There’s no way I’m letting another violent male near me or our daughter.  But…My alien overlord is green, feral, and determined to keep me. And if you think you know what’s coming next, believe me, you have no clue. This is the kind of epic story, that has to be read to be believed.

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space race laurelSPACE RACE by Laurel Richards

VS Note: I’ve always enjoyed her books. On my TBR list.

The race is on! Maxton and his family are entered to compete in the big land rush on planet Caerus. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The problem? Everything seems to go wrong. Their secondhand ship keeps breaking down, their cousin goes missing, and someone steals half their funds. They have to turn to a staffing agency to get somebody to take a look at their shipboard computers.

When Clara accepts a temp job aboard the Merit, she figures she’ll only be on the ship for about an hour. That’s all the time she needs to run a diagnostic on the computers, but then Max shocks her with an invitation to join his team. The man is handsome and single, and participating in the competition could change her whole life. But can they win?

Although this ragtag group may not look impressive from the outside, they have strength, determination, and smarts. They’ll need all those qualities if they want to win this amazing space race.

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THE FORWARD COLLECTION by Various

VS note: Science fiction, not romance, but 6 short releases of note set in the near or far future by 6 excellent authors. Also available as audiobooks with amazing narrators who are actors in notable scifi TV shows.

randomize – RANDOMIZE by Andy Weir 

In the near future, if Vegas games are ingeniously scam-proof, then the heists have to be too, in this imaginative and whip-smart story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Martian. An IT whiz at the Babylon Casino is enlisted to upgrade security for the game of keno and its random-number generator. The new quantum computer system is foolproof. But someone on the inside is no fool. For once the odds may not favor the house—unless human ingenuity isn’t entirely a thing of the past.

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ark veronica roth– ARK by Veronica Roth

On the eve of Earth’s destruction, a young scientist discovers something too precious to lose, in a story of cataclysm and hope by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent trilogy. It’s only two weeks before an asteroid turns home to dust. Though most of Earth has already been evacuated, it’s Samantha’s job to catalog plant samples for the survivors’ unknowable journey beyond. Preparing to stay behind and watch the world end, she makes a final human connection. As certain doom hurtles nearer, the unexpected and beautiful potential for the future begins to flower.

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summer frost– SUMMER FROST by Blake Crouch

A video game developer becomes obsessed with a willful character in her new project, in a mind-bending exploration of what it means to be human by the New York Times bestselling author of Recursion. Maxine was made to do one thing: die. Except the minor non-player character in the world Riley is building makes her own impossible decision—veering wildly off course and exploring the boundaries of the map. When the curious Riley extracts her code for closer examination, an emotional relationship develops between them. Soon Riley has all new plans for her spontaneous AI, including bringing Max into the real world. But what if Max has real-world plans of her own?

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emergency skin – EMERGENCY SKIN by N K Jemison

What will become of our self-destructed planet? The answer shatters all expectations in this subversive speculation from the Hugo Award–winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy. An explorer returns to gather information from a climate-ravaged Earth that his ancestors, and others among the planet’s finest, fled centuries ago. The mission comes with a warning: a graveyard world awaits him. But so do those left behind—hopeless and unbeautiful wastes of humanity who should have died out ages ago. After all this time, there’s no telling how they’ve devolved. Steel yourself, soldier. Get in. Get out. And try not to stare.

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you have arrived at your destination– YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION by Amor Towles

Nature or nurture? Neither. Discover a bold new way to raise a child in this unsettling story of the near future by the New York Times bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow. When Sam’s wife first tells him about Vitek, a twenty-first-century fertility lab, he sees it as the natural next step in trying to help their future child get a “leg up” in a competitive world. But the more Sam considers the lives that his child could lead, the more he begins to question his own relationships and the choices he has made in his life.

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last conversation– THE LAST CONVERSATION by Paul Tremblay

What’s more frightening: Not knowing who you are? Or finding out? A Bram Stoker Award–winning author explores the answer in a chilling story about identity and human consciousness. Imagine you’ve woken up in an unfamiliar room with no memory of who you are, how you got there, or where you were before. All you have is the disconnected voice of an attentive caretaker. Dr. Kuhn is there to help you—physically, emotionally, and psychologically. She’ll help you remember everything. She’ll make sure you reclaim your lost identity. Now answer one question: Are you sure you want to?

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experimentEXPERIMENT by Marina Simcoe

It took them less than 12 hours to conquer Earth, and then 9 more years to finally demand what they’ve come here for—me. Whatever dreams I have about my future are crushed within hours. The control I have over my life and my body is taken away.
I don’t get to plan my wedding.
I don’t even get to choose my husband.
I am stripped of my rights and my free will, and reduced to being nothing but the subject of their experiment.

The last thing I expect is to find love among the enemy. Tairan seems to be the only one who sees a person in me, although he appears to be keeping secrets from me, too. When everything I hold dear is threatened, the only choice I have is to fight back. With no weapons or any combat skills, I will have to find a way to defend my love, my family, and our future from the evil that is in charge of our lives…I’ll live, love, and die at your side. Always.”

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wars memories and starlightOF WARS AND MEMORIES, AND STARLIGHT by Aliette de Bodard

VS Note: Not romance. A mix of scifi and fantasy. A release of note and I saw Michelle Lovretta, the creator of “Killjoys” mention on twitter that she “will read” this.

From a writer fast becoming one of the stars of the genre, Aliette de Bodard, multiple award winner and author of The Tea Master and the Detective, now brings readers fourteen dazzling tales that showcase the richly textured worldbuilding and beloved characters that have brought her so much acclaim.

In de Bodard’s first collection come discover the breadth and endless invention of her universes, ranging from a dark Gothic Paris devastated by a magical war; to the multiple award-winning Xuya, a far-future space opera inspired by Vietnamese culture where scholars administrate planets and sentient spaceships are part of families.

In the Nebula award and Locus award winning “Immersion”, a young girl working in a restaurant on a colonized space station crosses paths with an older woman who has cast off her own identity. In the novelette “Children of Thorns, Children of Water”, a shapeshifting dragon infiltrating a ruined mansion finds more than he’s bargained for when his partner is snatched by eerie, child-like creatures. And in the award-winning “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, three very different people—a scholar, an engineer, and a spaceship—all must deal with the loss of a woman who was the cornerstone of their world.

This collection includes a never-before-seen 20,000-word novella, “Of Birthdays, and Fungus, and Kindness”, set in Bodard’s alternative dark Paris.

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tamed by the alien sidyth 9TAMED  BY THE ALIEN (REBELS OF SIDYTH BOOK 9) by Sabrina Kade

She’s so cold they call her robot…… but he’s got the hardware to make her core overheat.Alaska’s detached complacency is shattered when her unmated friend is nearly abducted by renegade aliens. To stay safe, she accepts a mating proposal from Taylis, her grumpy, sexy alien booty call – a proposal in name only. As they grow closer to keep up appearances, Alaska wonders how long their arrangement can last without getting more complicated.

As renegade Sidyths grow ever bolder with the human females, Taylis immediately ‘Chooses’ Alaska as his mate to keep her safe. Her demeanor starts as icy as ever, but a recent thaw has him wondering if she wants more. He wants to protect her, but can he figure out what he really wants before the aggressive unmated males discover their secret?

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deviant betrayalDEVIANT BETRAYAL (THE CONTROLLERS BOOK 5) by L V Lane

Before the Copper virus came along, we were ordinary people. Developed in a lab, the virus was hailed as the next stage of evolution. Little did we know how it would change us, physically and physiologically. It divided us. There were still ordinary people among us, those for whom the virus did not latch. And then there were the dynamics—Alpha through to Mu.

And Omega, the lowliest dynamic. Part 3 of Lilly’s story – Lilly had experienced one perfect moment of acceptance. For the first time since she revealed as an Omega, she could see a future with her two Alphas that did not fill her with dread. So, with a measure of mischief and independence, she went to meet Tsing alone without telling her Controllers. Erison Tsing doesn’t want Lilly to stay, and he doesn’t want to help her to run. He’s not her friend, nor does he harbor latent regrets about their past moment of intimacy. Tsing has an agenda, and Lilly is about to become collateral damage.

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mated to the alien slaveMATED TO THE ALIEN SLAVE (DAVARIAN HERTOES BOOK 2) by Juno Wells

Mia – After spending decades in stasis aboard Eden Twelve, Mia wakes to a new reality. Humans are under attack from a war-like species desperate for resources and women. Their only hope of survival hinges upon an alliance with the Davarians, the most powerful aliens in the sector.

Fascinated with alien tech and culture, Mia decides to give some of it a test drive. The next thing she knows, she’s accidentally landed an alien husband and doesn’t know quite what to with him. He’s the whole package, handsome, ripped and so sweet on her that it’s hard to refuse him anything.

The problem is, she’s been keeping a secret and once he finds out, he’s going to beat a hasty retreat. Letting him into her heart is stupid if he’s not going to stay. It would be like asking the man to break her heart. Not a good idea when she’s barely hanging on as it is.

Jakar – Jakar grew up in the Davarian tri-world cluster. His moon was lush, temperate, and filled with a large and loving family. Striking out on his own was simply what males did. Unfortunately, his ship ended up getting attacked. He was abducted and kept as a slave. During all those years he kept his faith and never let them break his spirit.

When things are starting to get dangerous his prayers are answered. The gods send him a beautiful mate. Mia is the most beautiful human female and she’s attracted to him. But as soon as they begin to get close, she is ripped from his arms by alien-hating humans. If they figure out she’s carrying his child, things will end badly for her. Desperate, Jakar will do anything to save the woman he loves. Is this is the one time that his best might not be good enough?

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luna touchedLUNA TOUCHED (BRIDES OF THE AASHI BOOK 1) by Belle Harper

My name is Luna. I applied to a job ad that sounded too good to be true.
It was! I’m being sent to an Alien Planet to marry an Alien guy with four-arms.
But now I’m here, I just found out I’m getting FIVE Alien husbands not one.
This was not what I applied for. But one of the Alien guys broke my Translator and things are about to get messy.

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beauty and the alien beast sedona venezBEAUTY AND THE ALIEN BEAST (GALAXY ALIEN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by  Sedona Venez

After being abducted from Earth by alien slavers, Ella is rescued by a hot alien warrior who flees with her into the hostile wilderness of his home planet. While he seems to want to protect her, the inability to communicate with her savior leaves Ella uncertain about where they stand and how she will manage to get home.

Teken, an alpha wolf-shifter from the Gladiator Wulfaen race, was on a mission to find evidence against the alien slavers to shut them down for good when he saw Ella and realized she was his one true mate.

With a language barrier and with slavers chasing them across the planet, the pair must survive not only their enemies but also the sizzling attraction between them.

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cold attractionCOLD ATTRACTION (ICE PLANET RENDU BOOK 1) by Zoe Ashwood

She’s hot for an alien…Adriana is the first human to walk the icy planet Rendu as part of an exploration mission from Earth. An extraterrestrial anthropologist, she’s charged with observing the alien culture and finding out what makes them tick. One particularly gruff male makes her heart race and sends her professional judgment out the window…

… but he’s cold as ice. Taron ad Naals brought an expedition of humans to his planet, only to find his home in political turmoil. The King is dead, and unscrupulous enemies threaten the young Queen’s life. On top of that, a certain voluptuous, warm-blooded scientist is set on uncovering secrets that should remain buried. One warm touch, and he’s hers: she brings him pleasure he never imagined existed. Her love will melt his defenses. As Adriana’s curiosity triggers a dangerous mess of galactic proportions, Taron must race to save her life. Yet she is the one who will rescue him – and his entire nation.

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survivor drop of deathSURVIVOR (DROP OF DEATH BOOK 1) by B C Morgan

My name is Zara King, and I’m trying my hardest to stay alive.
I live in Isolone, which is supposed to be a sanctuary. Where we are judged by the colour of our banding. Mine is Red, I am one above the worst colour imaginable Grey.
I’m forever being punished for not fitting in with the ‘perfect people.’ When I’m suddenly put onto an Elixir to make me more desirable in the leaders’ eyes, I am thrust into more danger. Being a Red is unthinkable, being immune to the incu247 is a death sentence.
I don’t know whom I can trust or even count on anymore, and all I really want to do, is escape. Even if it would prove to be certain death, I would still be happy, knowing that I died free.
With things growing riskier by the day, I will need to keep my wits about me and convince everyone, I am just like them.
With my allies growing, I could fool myself into believing I’m safe, but I have very dangerous enemies and I’m not sure I can win.

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heir clan of the woodlandsTHE HEIR (CLAN OF THE WOODLANDS BOOK 0) by V K Ludwig

Assigned as a mediator during negotiations with the Clan of the Woodlands, Ayanna wants to be anything but helpful. Sure, that guy was the heir to a chieftain and tolerably handsome for a clansman, but that doesn’t stop her from calling him out as what he is: a savage.

After all, everyone knows how the Clans struggle to keep their few women safe after a chemical accident has wiped out most of the female population. Ayanna has no doubt Nix is as dangerous as the rest of them, no matter how protective he might act around her.

Nix knows he can’t trust himself around that female the council of the Districts has assigned him. Being close to something as rare as a woman required honor and a functioning set of morals – he was doomed from birth to have neither.

But the young clansman has a mission: bring about a merge between the Districts and his Clan. That water the Districts are drinking to suppress immoral needs in men and women alike? Yeah, that had to go. But negotiating with the council won’t be the hardest part of this mission. He has to ignore whatever Ayanna stirs inside him, or risk finding out just how deep that darkness inside him reaches.

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tit for tatTIT FOR TAT by R Cooper

Tat never expected a future. A lower-caste Luudi who left her planet and made a new home with a group of idealistic humans, she spends her time looking out for new family and working in secret to rescue refugees from a neighboring country. She is content with what she has, if sometimes lonely.

Then a Pros arrives their tense little border town. Although mostly human, the Pros were genetically engineered to look perfect and to offer pleasure, both physically and psychically. Beautiful, sophisticated Cin is no exception, which is why when she approaches Tat, Tat knows it can’t be personal. Luudi are big, strong, purple, and impervious to psychic influence—making Tat the safest outlet for someone like Cin. Tat says yes with no expectation that Cin would ever want more, while convinced the danger will eventually drive Cin away.

But the Pros can take care of themselves, as well as any quietly heroic Luudi who catches their eye—if only that Luudi would let them. Tat has spent so long helping others find a future, it doesn’t occur to her to seek out her own even when her silence might cost her the one she wants.

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desert world savagesDESERT WORLD SAVAGES by Lisa Lace

I didn’t feel safe on Earth. I wanted to get away. An alien abduction wasn’t what I had in mind. I can’t escape them by myself. I’m going to need help. But can my savior be an alien? The last thing on my mind is hooking up with an arrogant space cop, no matter how gorgeous he is. Why would I want to let him conquer me? There’s something he’s not saying. Have I met him before?

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it starts with a kissIT STARTS WITH A KISS by J L Peridot

Celeste is a talented engineer who doesn’t realize her job’s going nowhere fast. She’s a little naïve. She’ll cut code and solder cables forever as long as Owen’s around. Owen, on the other hand, knows exactly how badly things suck—he just doesn’t care. Sure, his skills aren’t what they used to be, but they’re still better than what Halcyon Aries deserves.

Then it happens. The company’s toxic management team finally crosses the line. As both techies race to upgrade the station and to free the team from their oppressive contracts, they come to learn that life—and love—can only ever be what you make it.

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whispers of shadow and flameWHISPERS OF SHADOW AND FLAME: EARTHSINGER CHRONICLES BOOK 2 by L Penelope

The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. And life will drastically change for both kingdoms.

Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame in the kingdom of Lagrimar, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the legendary rebel called the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target’s true identity.

Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily. He isn’t sure he can trust the mysterious young woman who claims to need his help, but when he discovers Kyara can unlock the secrets of his past, he can’t stay away.

Kyara and Darvyn grapple with betrayal, old promises, and older prophecies—all while trying to stop a war. And when a new threat emerges, they must beat the odds to save both kingdoms.

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may in atlantisMAY IN ATLANTIS: POSEIDON’S WARRIORS by Alyssa Day

Poet-turned-warrior Gabriel has sworn a blood oath to kill every Fae he encounters, after one of the worst of the Dark Fae lords killed his brother while Gabe was frivolously wasting his time reading poetry to adoring fans. When the battle-scarred woman tumbles out of the demon dimension into Atlantis, he’s inexplicably drawn to her … until he learns she’s a Fae princess.

Erielle barely escaped the Summerlands with her life when one of the High Lords set his sights on making her his captive. After a dangerous year that felt like eternity trapped in the demon dimension, she’s finally managed to find her way home–except the demon she forced to enter the portal deceived her, and she landed in the middle of Atlantis … in the reach of a beautiful but feral warrior who immediately tries to kill her.

When Erielle learns that her little brother followed her into the demon dimension and may be a prisoner of the very Fae lord who she has sworn to kill, she knows she must return. When Gabe discovers that the villain who tortured and nearly enslaved Erielle is the same one who killed his brother, he knows he must go with her.

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speak of the devilsSPEAK OF THE DEVILS by Bethany Jaden

It’s just a little party, they said. One night on Earth will be fine, they said. We’re angels, what’s the worst that could happen?
Mm-hmm. That was before the fire, the thing with the tigers, and the naked shenanigans with the humans. And cross my heart, I swear I didn’t mean to use a blowup doll as a pool float.
Now, I’ve fallen from grace and landed myself in the Lost Souls program — the last chance for rebellious angels to get their act together. If I fail? I’ll be permanently expelled from Heaven and stripped of my wings.
We’re supposed to be making amends for our bad deeds by saving wayward humans from deadly sins. But Lost Souls is the cream of the crop when it comes to misfits and troublemakers. Especially those three sexy a-holes who won’t stop eye-banging me.

Xander, Malakai, and Raziel. They’re devilishly handsome, wickedly charming, and absolutely up to no good. They’re definitely going straight back to Hell. And they’re trying their damnedest to take me with them.

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feline the heat 1FELINE THE HEAT (THE FIREHOUSE FELINE BOOK 1) by L A Boruff, Laura Greenwood and Lacey Carter Anderson

How to be a Firehouse Cat:
1. Wake up naked in a fireman’s bed
2. Stare at equally naked firemen
3. Find the local witches
4. Get lots of fuss and attention
5. Don’t let them figure out you’re the cat
And oh, yeah, find the person responsible for your curse and killing your parents. Before they find you. No pressure.

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ruthless as hellRUTHLESS AS HELL (THE DEMON ACADEMY BOOK 2) by G Bailey

My name is Lexi Cameron, and I really need some help in the form of two sexy demons, a wayward alpha’s son and an angel who is worse than the fallen.
The only (tiny) problem?
They’d rather kill me than help me get out of here.
Welcome to Demon Academy where the students might do more than just trying to kill you.
They might give your soul to hell and smile as they wave you goodbye.
Funny enough, I think mine belongs there anyway.
That is if Lucifer has anything to do with it.

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destruction of twoDESTRUCTION OF TWO (ORIGINS OF THE SIX BOOK 3) by A K Koonce and Aleera Anaya Ceres

Welcome to Hell. Gym class, the academy, my tormentors, they have nothing on this place. It thrives on unimaginable power. Consuming magic pulses all around me. It owns me.  I have to escape. I have to be stronger than the evil that’s all around me. And I have to remind myself that this isn’t where I belong. I belong in that prison of a school with my friends.  With my men.  Even if the Devil does make me a deal I can’t refuse.

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only the lostONLY THE LOST ( A DEATH GATE GRIM REAPERS THRILLER BOOK 3) by Amanda M Lee

Izzy Sage is settling into her new job, enjoying her new romance, and only has one thing on her mind: Choosing a new assistant to help her at Belle Isle’s death gate. All of that changes when the gate malfunctions. Instead of dragging someone over, though, it sends five people back.
Years ago, a group of trainees disappeared while on a tour of the facility. There was no rhyme or reason to what happened and the higher-ups assumed they died during the malfunction. Five of them have returned though, and they haven’t aged a day.
Naturally, the reaper world is buzzing with the news. Izzy, however, thinks something bigger might be going on. Her belief only becomes stronger when another creature shows up in the middle of the night and attacks.
The malfunctioning gate is hiding a sinister secret, and it might just have something to do with what happened to Izzy’s parents so many years ago. Oliver has ties to the initial incident, too, and even though he knew the men way back then, he’s discombobulated by what’s happening now. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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mystic desireMYSTIC DESIRE by Various

Mystic Desire is a collection of short paranormal romance stories. This is a chance to read and discover the work of a diverse group of very talented authors.
The themes in this book are varied, as are the collection of characters and artifacts, including Native American dream catchers, mystical jewelry, and characters such as lustful vampires, hot warlocks, a grumpy leprechaun, a ghostly terrier, a zombie apocalypse and things that go bump in the night.
From soft and tender love to hot passionate, kinky sex, there is something for everyone in this anthology.

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hunter kym grossoHUNTER: IMMORTALS OF NEW ORLEANS BOOK 10 by Kym Grosso

Hunter Livingston’s trip to Hell had been a calculated risk.  Best case scenario, the Alpha would save a friend and come out unscathed; at worst, he’d burn in flames for eternity.  But finding the high priestess had never been part of his plan, nor was rescuing the near-dead stranger he’d found lying by her side.  Drawn to the mysterious woman, he’d sworn to protect her from the rogue pack who sold her into Hell and the demon who sought her soul.

With royal blood flowing through her veins, Dr. Willa Jacobs had long hidden her Lycan heritage.  Deep within the rainforest, she’d unearthed a discovery that drew the attention of both humans and the forces of evil.  Rescued by the charismatic Alpha, she’d known her kidnappers would never give up looking for her or her research. As the dominant Alpha stirred her beast to rise, her emotions warred, and she was more determined than ever to see her adversaries burn in Hell…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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harley merlin 12HARLEY MERLIN 12: FINCH MERLIN AND THE DJINN’S CURSE by Bella Forrest

VS Note: YA, not romance

Now a map-maker extraordinaire, Finch must find the place Erebus so desperately seeks—although the “how” and “why” remain unclear. And a certain vengeful Necromancer is bent on beating Erebus to the punch, and he’d be more than happy to make Finch collateral damage.

With his friends’ lives on the line, Finch will fall back on his old trickster ways to get his hands on the gateway’s key. In secret, he plans to uncover a loophole, a way to end his servitude for good. The answer might lie in Erebus’s past servants and their storied history with the djinn…The djinn have lost their connection to Erebus, and Raffe doesn’t know how much longer he can cope before his alter ego goes insane. That’s the only reason he agrees to travel halfway across the world to find answers for Finch. Raffe aches to end the djinn curse that threatens his future with Santana, but he’d have to achieve the impossible: separate himself from the demon within.

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silver steelSILVER/STEEL (ARCATA BOOK 2 ) by Belinda McBride

When dream hunter Dylan Ryve spots a beautiful shapeshifter raising hell in a bar, he knows he wants the wild young man. But Travis Feris is more to Dylan than a few hot minutes outside in the snow; he’s the assassin’s ticket into the magical town of Arcada. He didn’t plan to rescue the kid, but when he found the shifter being attacked, the opportunity to play hero was too good to pass up.
Through the solitude of a long winter night, Dylan walks in Travis’s fevered dreams, learning about Arcada and the pack, and showing the shifter the man he’d been so very long ago. When morning comes, both men know their lives will be forever entwined.
From Dylan, Travis learns that he is a strong, valued member of the pack. The dreamwalker sees his own worth reflected back at him in the dark blue eyes of the wolf. Yet when Dylan has the chance to free himself from centuries of enslavement, can he betray the man he has come to love?

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vine witchTHE VINE WITCH by Luanne G Smith

For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.

Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.

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blood oathBLOOD OATH OF BLACKBRIAR ACADEMY by Olivia Ash

he’s always wanted to dig her claws into Milo, and when he starts acting — well, odd — I can only assume her shiny new necklace has something to do with it. It reeks of enchantment, and as Milo gets lost in the depths of her spell, only I can save him.
Messing with me is one thing. But messing with my men? That’s unforgivable.
One by one, my men are being removed from my life.
First Milo. Then, Gideon. Powerful people are behind this, pulling the strings on my life in an effort to take everything I love away. Which means Soren and Jesse are next on this deadly hit list. You mess with my men, you mess with me. What the people hunting us don’t realize is you don’t want to mess with me. The people after us want war. Well, I can give them that.  Ready or not, here I come.

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something wicked anthologySOMETHING WICKED ANTHOLOGY by Various

VS Note: From the reviews, these are a collection of 13 Dark Fantasy stories, didn’t sound like romance at all, but unexpected twists on various villains maybe?

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happily ever crownedHAPPILY EVER CROWNED (UNDERWORLD ROYALS BOOK 1) by Lexi C Foss and Anna Edwards

“I do.” Two words that signed over my soul to a monster, all to save a kingdom I knew little about. This isn’t a fairy tale. No knights in shining armor, only kings fighting for power. And my heart is the key.

A game designed to shatter even the harshest of resolves. My husband wants to debase me. To break me. To destroy my spirit. To possess every inch of my soul through acts so heinous, I can hardly breathe. And he’s using six men to do it. Including him. Adrik, Prince of Noxia…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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windwardWINDWARD by S Kaeth

VS Note: Doesn’t seem to a romance but…dragons!

In nests high in the mountains, dragons and dragonbonded share their lives, thoughts, feelings, and ambitions.

Palon and her partner, the dragon Windward, are renowned among their nest for their flying skill. Their days are filled with everything she loves, especially riding the wind. Even being tasked with teaching their way of life to Tebah, a rebellious newly bonded teenager, can’t bring her down too much.

But when treasures from the dragons’ hoards are found in Palon’s collection, her idyllic life comes crashing down. She battles to prove her innocence, while her every move is cast as further evidence against her. Tebah’s suspicion, homesickness, and defiance would be frustrating even in easy times. With Palon in the spotlight while her rivals smear her name at every turn and stir up plots of revenge, her teenage charge’s behavior proves dangerous. Dragon tempers shorten, and challenges and disputes shake the ground. Palon will have to trust more than just herself if she hopes to once more own the sky.

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ripples and wavesRIPPLES AND WAVES: A QUEER RETELLING OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S LITTLE MERMAID by L A Witt

Colin Everroad should be dead, but after his lobster boat founders during a violent storm off the Maine coast, he wakes up on a beach. He’s cold, but unscathed… with strange memories of a face he can’t conjure and a voice he doesn’t recognize.

No one can explain it, but a friend suggests Colin was saved by one of the mer. Except the mer don’t exist. Do they? But… that face. That voice. Someone was in the water with him. Someone saved him. If not a mer, then who? And whoever it was, Colin wants to see his face.

Lir broke protocol by rescuing a land person, but he couldn’t just let the man drown. When he disobediently resurfaces to see his beautiful land man, he knows it’s only a matter of time before he’s forbidden to leave the depths again.

One clandestine visit turns into more. Soon, Colin and Lir are meeting at the shore as often as possible, and the connection between them deepens. The only problem is that neither can live in the other’s world. Or can they?

Then Lir finds a way for them to be together, but only for a little while… and at a cost. As time grows short, they have to choose: does Lir return to the sea and never see Colin again, or stay forever with the man he loves in a world that will never love them?

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enchanted jessica aspenENCHANTED (FAE MAGIC BOOK 3) by Jessica Aspen

Caught in her enemy’s spell, Cassie believes she’s a faery princess—but in reality, her fairy tale existence is nothing but a beautiful prison.
Bosco’s never revealed his true self to anyone. Until the day he’s sent to steal the queen’s pet psychic.
When an undercover spy kisses a faery princess and their worlds collapse, only true love and true hearts can bring about happy ever after.

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queen of monstersQUEEN OF MONSTERS (THE DANK COURTS BOOK 4) by Dagmar Avery, K Margaret and Stella Price

The battle may be over, but the war is far from won. Poseidon has emerged, and things are about to get crazy. With some new problems on the horizon for the entire Nightmare Courts, Gogo and Cetus are in a precarious position with their own Courts…and where they sit in the mess of all of it. The Hobgoblin queen is making a play for inclusion, the Light Courts are on the rise and the animosity between two gods, one dark, one ‘light,’ is overwhelming.

But surprises are cropping up, in the form of mythical treasure, and it’s up to the Nightmare Courts to find it, to help bring their respective houses to a glory they should have had since the beginning—because the light Courts are working against them overtime. And with Poseidon still working behind the scenes, nothing is easy. Gobeth, Cetus and her guard have their work cut out for them, because by the end of this ordeal, gods will be dead, secrets will be revealed, and a queen will rise, along with her monsters.

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unintentional obssessionUNINTENTIONAL OBSSESSION (LOTUS ADAAMAS SERIES BOOK 2) by Layla Stone

Nara made a deal with the wrong Demon and now he’s forcing her to do something she can’t do without getting sick. When she can’t deliver, she’s given over to another Demon for safe keeping. She shouldn’t hate Shine as much as she does. It wasn’t his fault the Demon planet is run by a horrible person who refuses to listen to her when she says she’s not a doctor.

Shine shouldn’t hate the female that was thrown at his feet and told to keep an eye on her. It wasn’t her fault a black hearted Demon runs the planet and thinks he can do whatever he wants to whoever he wants, but there’s something about her that gets under his skin.

Two people who couldn’t be more different find out they have more in common then they expected. When the time runs out, will Nara be able to do what it takes to keep Shine alive?

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stand outSTAND OUT (ASSASSIN’S CLAWS BOOK 2) by Susi Hawke

Gifflet “Gib” Moreno is a paid killer, just like his four brothers. It’s the family business—they fight together, they die together. Whether they’re working as a group or alone, they are a tight unit who protect their own.

As the introverted brother who’s known for watching from the shadows and listening more than he talks, Gib is the one sent on a discrete assignment. His mission: follow a blackmarket importer, learn what he knows about the plot afoot to reveal the secret existence of shifters… then kill him.

HRH Darius Aurea, prince of the island nation of Aurelia is in town to do what he does best: party. The last thing he expects is to have a blast from his past show up with claims that he has a son. And that his alleged son has been kidnapped.

A bungled rescue attempt finds Darius also imprisoned and it falls on Gib to save the day. Not only the day, but also his… mate? The stealthy assassin is far from thrilled to find his true mate is someone as loud and well-known as HRH Prince Partypants.

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twisted onesTHE TWISTED ONES by T Kingfisher (who is also Ursula Vernon)

VS note: Horror or occult, not romance but a release of note. I rarely read horror but put this on my TBR list after seeing Chuck Wendig recommend it on twitter.

When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother’s house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be?
Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there’s more—Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather’s journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rants…until Mouse encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself.
Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors—because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they’re looking for you. And if she doesn’t face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale.

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ghost trappedGHOST TRAPPED (VALLEY GHOSTS BOOK 2) by BL Maxwell

Wade and Jason are back. They’re settling into their new relationship, from friends to lovers, and trying to navigate the paranormal business they now find themselves in. And Jimbo has joined the team too.
It seems Sacramento has a wealth of restless spirits needing a nudge to move on their way. Taking a job in Old Sacramento, they soon realize there’s a more than average haunting at The Hitching Post restaurant. Built over the old tunnels and hidden under many of the businesses, they find a world of spirits that have been forgotten. Until now.
Jason is excited to take on one of their first big jobs as an official paranormal research group. Running Scared Paranormal is open for business, but this case is different than anything they’ve encountered before. He reaches out for help from someone connected to the spirit realm who has first-hand knowledge on what it’ll take to ensure their safety and complete the job, but will it be enough?
Wade is thrust into a world he’s tried to stay on the edges of. He’s been to haunted houses with Jason in the past, but he doesn’t consider himself an expert. His newfound abilities will be tested in ways he never imagined, and only he knows how much he can handle, both physically and mentally. After being injured, he once again faces the fact that the spirits he’s always feared have the ability to hurt them. In this situation, the person who can help the most, may not be a person at all.

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leaving edenLEAVING EDEN: A REVERSE HAREM COLLECTION by Various

Seven Sins – Seven Women – Seven Stories
From the authors who brought you Saving Setora, Slivered, Echoes and Entanglements, Chaos, Pieces of Her Soul, and Memphis, comes an anthology like no other. Meet the new Seven Deadly Sins

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caged jennifer blackstreamCAGED (BLOOD TRAILS BOOK 6) by Jennifer Blackstream

When a murder investigation starts with a mutilated corpse and a savage, newly-turned werewolf, it’s normal to hope things improve from there. But in Shade’s experience, it’s more likely things will get worse. Much worse.

A mutiny is brewing in the local werewolf pack, and a homicide involving a close ally of the alpha—Detective Sergeant Liam Osbourne—is exactly the crack in his armor his enemies have been waiting for. Together with Liam and her FBI partner, Agent Andrew Bradford, Shade will need to stretch her powers to dangerous limits to find the conspirator—not only to prevent another grisly killing, but to halt a campaign of terror reaching far beyond the blood-stained crime scene. Can they solve the case before treason rips Liam’s pack in two?

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dragons claim victoria wrightTHE DRAGON’S CLAIM (BLACKWING DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Victoria Wright

After the death of her elderly guardian, Sophia Starling is chosen by her village as the tribute they must pay to the dragon clan that rules their land. But even if she’s going to be eaten by a dragon, she has no intention of going down without a fight. Fortunately for a lass down on her luck, Riva Blackwing has entirely different ideas in mind.

Taken from her home and all she’s ever known, Sophia is thrust into a strange new world where she must adapt or die. Torn between the desire to regain her freedom and the attraction she feels for Riva, one thing is certain: if she isn’t careful, the choices she makes could get them both killed.

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devil with benefitsDEVIL WITH BENEFITS by Penelope Woods

When a devil shows up to kill me, I run. But when a god emerges from the shadows to defend me, I stay for all the benefits. I’m an ordinary girl, but the world around me is changing. Dark magic threatens the health of our planet, and I’m pretty sure it’s my fault. I’ve got no one on my side. No one, except for him. I’ll admit it – Ash Crowley is the hottest god I’ver met, but his powers are yet to be earned. As evil competes for absolute control of the world, a dangerous truth lurks in the shadows.  I should have paid more attention in church. When the devil calls, hang up the phone.

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of dragons and crueltyOF DRAGONS AND CRUELTY (WINGS OF VENGEANCE BOOK 1) by Catherine Banks

She’s no avenging angel; she’s a Vengeance. Fighting, sex, comradery, food, and drink; these are the things that the warrior women known as Vengeances enjoy. While locked away for a minor crime, Jenecca’s kin are attacked and slaughtered before she can break free to rescue them. The only Vengeance who remains is herself. The only thing on her mind – and DNA – is revenge on the man who murdered her sisters, but to enact her plan, she must travel to an entirely different dimension. Turns out, she’s not so great at landings and finds herself right in the middle of a dragon shifter den.

An elf, two dragon shifters, and a minotaur, all know of what she is, having been with one of her sisters. When the fate of her sister in this new dimension is revealed, Jenecca’s desire to avenge her joins her need for justice. Now, Jenecca must battle not only against the slayer of her kin, but against her heart and the ticking clock on her revenge.
Can she maintain her sanity? Or will it be too late for the last Vengeance?

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dark queens questDARK QUEEN’S QUEST (CHILDREN OF THE GODS SERIES BOOK ) by I T Lucas

A former beauty queen, a retired undercover agent, and a successful model, Mey is not the typical damsel in distress. But when her sister drops off the radar and then someone starts following her around, she panics. Following a vague clue that Kalugal might be in New York, Kian sends a team headed by Yamanu to search for him. As Mey and Yamanu’s paths cross, he offers her his help and protection, but will that be all?

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library of the unwrittenTHE LIBRARY OF THE UNWRITTEN (A NOVEL FROM HELL’S LIBRARY BOOK 1) by A J Hackwith

VS Note: Not a romance (not sure if there are romantic elements). What author could resist the idea of a library where their unwritten (or unfinished) books reside??? THe ‘look inside’ excerpt captivated me and I one-clicked. A release of note.

Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing– a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto.

But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil’s Bible. The text of the Devil’s Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell….and Earth.

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twisted is the crownTWISTED IS THE CROWN (DARK MAJI BOOK 3) by Kel Carpenter and Lucinda Dark

Quinn Darkova made a vow from the very beginning. And now she’s home. For revenge . . .Except N’skara isn’t the same as it was ten years ago, and the person she came for is nowhere to be found. After being taken ashore by armed guards of the same Council they came to sway, Quinn knows it’s up to her to uncover the truth about what really happened, while seeking the retribution owed to her.

Lazarus knew she was hiding something. He knew she had unfinished business in N’skara. But never could he have known this. He hadn’t predicted how set in their ways the people were. He hadn’t listened to the warnings when Quinn spoke of secrets and lies. He hadn’t realized that the woman he couldn’t stay away from was forged as much by blood as she was by darkness.

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mint freezeMINT FREEZE: HARET CHRONICLES QILIN: A FANTASY ROMANCE (SUGAR BITES BOOK 1) by Laurel Chase

Talk about rags to riches. Cinderella had nothing on me. I have a sparkly new crown, a remodeled ancient castle, and I’m mated to six of the most delectable princes a girl could conjure. But my happily-ever-after honeymoon still seems a long way off. There are plenty of magical creatures in Haret and Earth who would kill to see me dethroned – literally – and we can’t let our guard down yet. Still, my men promised me a break and a bucket list, and my mates always deliver their goods. We’ll just have to get our sugar in small bites. I’m Carlyle Licorne, and I’m ready for my next sugar fix.

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good luck girlsTHE GOOD LUCK GIRLS by Charlotte Nicole Davis

VS Note: Not a romance although it sounds as if there might be a romantic element. A dystopian fantasy adventure. YA. A release of note.

The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls—they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.

When Clementine accidentally kills a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

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mimics and mayhemMIMICS AND MAYHEM: A STALLION RIDGE NOVEL by Maz Maddox

My name is Scarlet, and I’m a Mimic. While I can shape shift into whatever man you want, that’s not what makes me unique. My mismatched eyes, beautiful red hair, love for women’s fashion and my big endowment are simply some of my shining qualities. I’m also fabulous, love sex, and I look fantastic in a corset. Did I get your attention? Good.
Then let me tell you my story.

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war of heartsWAR OF HEARTS: A TRUE IMMORTALITY NOVEL by S Young

Thea Quinn has no idea what she is. All she knows is that her abilities have been a plague upon her life since she was a child. After years of suffering at the hands of a megalomaniac, Thea escaped and has been on the run ever since.

The leadership and protection of his pack are of the utmost importance to Conall MacLennan, Alpha and Chief of Clan MacLennan, the last werewolf pack in Scotland. Which is why watching his sister slowly die of a lycanthropic disease is emotional torture. When Conall is approached by a businessman who offers a cure for his sister in exchange for the use of Conall’s rare tracking ability, Conall forges an unbreakable contract with him. He has to find and retrieve the key to the cure: dangerous murderer, Thea Quinn.

Thea’s attempts to evade the ruthless werewolf are not only thwarted by the Alpha, but by outside dangers. With no choice but to rely on one another for survival, truths are revealed, intensifying a passionate connection they both fight to resist. At war with themselves and each other, Conall and Thea’s journey to Scotland forces them to face a heartrending choice between love and betrayal.

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glow of the firefliesGLOW OF THE FIREFLIES by Lindsey Duga

Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything. Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. It’s been six years since an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared, and her dad moved them away. But now her grandmother needs a caretaker, and Briony’s dad insists she be the one to help. The moment she returns, she feels a magical connection to the valley, as if it’s a part of her somehow.

And when she meets a hot guy named Alder who claims he was her childhood friend but now mysteriously keeps his distance, Briony starts piecing together her missing past…and discovers her mother didn’t leave to start a new life somewhere. She’s trapped in the hidden world within the valley.

Now, Briony will do whatever it takes to rescue her, even if it means standing up against dangerously powerful gods. But when saving her mother comes with the ultimate sacrifice–Alder’s death–how can she choose?

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lost moonLOST MOON (VAMPIRE FOR HIRE BOOK 18) by J R Rain and Matthew S Cox

Samantha Moon spent the past thirteen years fighting the evil trying to consume her, but at least she knew where it lurked.

With the dark masters unleashed, her life has become one of constant vigilance and sleepless nights. One upside, though: she’s on speaking terms with the sun again.

Allison’s vision of a ticking supernatural time bomb wiping out civilization sends them racing out to the Arizona desert. After hastily gathering reinforcements, they confront the harbinger of the end times before it can strike.

When the dust settles, Sam finds herself in a desolate alien wasteland, her dragon friend mortally wounded beside her and no obvious way back to her world. Her body can withstand the upper-dimensional energies for only a few hours. She needs to find a way home as well as figure out how to stop Talos from dying.
She doesn’t have time to do both. She might not be able to do either.

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saved by the wolf mirajaneSAVED BY THE WOLF by Mirajane

I used to be Alpha wolf of my pack.
Now, all I long for is a perfect mate.
Rose is the woman for me.
She’s my client but I don’t care about breaking the rules just this once.
Her gorgeous eyes and luscious lips drive me crazy.
But she’s been bitten by another wolf who’s eyeing her.
The bite is turning her into one of us.
It’s my job to keep her safe.
To keep our family together.
…and there’s no force in world that could snatch her away from me.

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faeling for themFAELING FOR THEM (AN EIGHT WINGS ACADEMY NOVEL BOOK 1) by Serena Akeroyd

Gabriella is a bad witch. Well, she’s not evil, she just sucks at magic, and when she turns eighteen, the unthinkable happens: she grows a pair of wings. Human born Fae are nothing new. An oddity to be sure, but witch born Fae? They’re a whole other ball of wax.

When she’s summoned to the Eight Wings Academy at twenty-five, the doo-dah hits the fan as harsh truths are revealed to her about the Fae. But no matter how hard Gabriella tries to flunk, to escape a society forged on lies, she can’t do it. And it isn’t because she’s a brilliant student, either. She sucks. Hard. Something, or someone, is making sure she passes, keeping her at the Academy against her will, ensuring she heads straight into the warrior caste and into a troupe with three other Fae. Except her troupe? They just happen to be her Virgo—her fated mates. And where Virgo are concerned, they have the final say on whether she claims them or not.

She’s FAELING FOR THEM, but can she convince them she’s a good catch? When she knows, point blank, she isn’t…?

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wildfire sea dragonWILDFIRE SEA DRAGON (FIRE AND RESCUE SHIFTERS:  WILDFIRE CREW BOOK 3) by Zoe Chant

Noble. Dutiful. Serious. All words that no one would ever use to describe sea dragon shifter Joe, the Crown Prince of Atlantis.

As the Heir to the Pearl Throne, he’s supposed to be preparing to rule a vast underwater empire…which is exactly why he’s on a fire crew in the ass-end of Montana. Battling raging infernos with his bros is infinitely preferable to wearing a crown. Even with the demons and weird monsters. Okay, so the forces of evil are getting a little personal. He can handle it on his own, like he always has. The last thing he needs is a bodyguard. Especially her. The woman of his dreams…

Her only name is Seventh Novice. Everything else, she left behind long ago. If she’s to achieve her dream of becoming a Knight of Atlantis—the first and only one who isn’t a sea dragon—she has to be perfect. Perfectly honorable. Perfectly dutiful. Perfectly in control of the mindless monster who shares her soul.

Which would be a lot easier if she hadn’t been assigned to protect a man with the honor of an alley cat and the common sense of a stunned herring…and a body that drives her beast into a blind frenzy of desire at first sniff.

He’s her fated mate. But Joe’s good at thwarting fate. After all, he’s had a lot of practice…Because the man that everyone thinks is carefree and careless has a secret. Joe can see the future. And if he claims his mate, she’ll die.

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VS Note: In honor of Pets In Space® 4 coming out next week, here are my stories from PISA 1, 2 and 3, now they’re sold separately!

PISA covers and pets - me canva

Star Cruise A Novella: Stowaway: With Star Cruise Rescue and Golden Token Short Stories 

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Star Cruise: Songbird:

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Star Cruise: Mystery Dancer: 

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canva charrli with shipsPETS IN SPACE® 4 pre order links: Amazon      Apple Books     Kobo     Nook      Google

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

September 25

September 18

September 11

September 4

The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

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

 

New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday September 25

kiss of eonAnother huge week for new releases! I have a new paranormal romance set in ancient Egypt to report in this post as well…but let’s start with the scifi romance as usual…

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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KISS OF EON (WARRIORS OF EON BOOK 4) by Anna Hackett

VS note: She’s a one click for me!

When the vital alliance between Earth and the Eon Empire depends on her playing war games with an arrogant, infuriating Eon warrior, what could go wrong?

Terran Captain Allie Borden has her orders. Take her ship, the Divergent, and strengthen the alliance with the Eon by carrying out training exercises with the Eon warship, the Desteron. The only problem…one annoying warrior who gets on her nerves like nobody else. Forced to work with Second Commander Brack Thann-Felis, Allie finds her diplomacy skills stretched to the limit…and her body betraying her with a white-hot desire that’s getting hard to ignore.

Brack Thann-Felis is dedicated to his ship, his warriors, and his job. Watching his parents’ disastrous marriage has ensured that he will never mate or fall in love. Working with feisty, opinionated Allie tests his patience, but the more time he spends with the dedicated captain, the more he finds he can’t stay away from her.

As mysterious, dangerous sabotage events strike their ships, it becomes evident that someone wants their alliance to fail. They might have traitors among their crew and they both know it has to lead back to their enemy—the ravenous insectoid Kantos. Soon, Brack and Allie find themselves in a fight for their lives, with only each other to depend on, and a growing desire that will not be denied.

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sixxSIXX: DAKONIAN ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES #4 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Cara Bristol

Single alien dad needs a mate with some moxie.
Software developer Moxie Maguire has a BIG dream—save enough money to start her own video game company. That’s why she logs fourteen hours days working for an obnoxious boss. But when life seems to be passing her by, she sets another goal—meet Mr. Right, a man who can support her dream. She joins the Intergalactic Dating Agency and is matched with a hot and horned alien named…Sixx. Sexy as heck, a good listener, family-oriented—he’s the perfect man to share a life with.
If only that life was on Earth.

Sixx has a dream, too. Find a mate, settle down, and raise kits. With females in short supply on his planet, this single dad heads for Earth to get a female and get back to Dakon and his young son. The instant he meets Moxie, he recognizes she’s his Fated Mate. They’re meant to be together.
But he won’t abandon his child. And, unfortunately, his planet has even fewer computers than females. One for the entire planet, to be exact.
Will two Fated Mates have to part? Or can they find a way to work it out?

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trace annie nicholasTRACE: COSMOS MAIL ORDER BRIDE #1: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY by Annie Nicholas

Cosmos Resort and Dating Agency, a place where aliens come to win the heart of a beautiful and rare human mate. Or that’s what the brochure says.

The Intergalactic Intelligence Agency isn’t so sure since humans are being sold on the black market. They send Trace and his team undercover to the primitive world of Earth as potential customers to investigate the resort. But the universe has a sick sense of humor, because the first human Trace meets seems closer to cracking the case than his team, and also cracking the cold walls surrounding his heart.

Working together, he and Lily discover they have a lot more in common than a mystery to solve. Lily Johnstone is an investigative journalist on the hot trail of a slave trafficking ring based on a remote island in the Pacific. When she arrives, she’s shocked not to find pirates or terrorists, but a luxury resort run by…wait for it…aliens. Nobody will ever believe her story except for the tabloids. Unless she brings home proof like a certain sexy alien named Trace.

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alien alliance honey phillipsALIEN ALLIANCE (ALIEN INVASION BOOK 4) by Honey Phillips

Tired of waiting for T’kol to decide she’s ready, Lizabet is determined to move on with her life and leave the massive horned warrior behind. However, an unexpected blizzard and a wrecked alien flyer alter more than her destination. The flyer contains a strangely alluring reptilian alien who needs her help – yet he soon stirs feelings other than compassion in her heart.

Hisst has been waiting patiently for an Icluthian queen to choose him as one of her males. Then his exploratory mission crashes on Earth and the lush female who rescues him has him yearning for a human queen. But the Yehrin warrior who comes after her will never permit him to share in her attentions.

T’kol has been waiting – not so patiently – for Lizabet to settle down. However, when her restless spirit leads her into danger, he is through holding back. When his desperate search finds her with an Icluthian warrior, he is no longer certain that she will choose him – and he could never share his female.

Now all three are trapped and dependent on each other for survival. Can three different species form a bond that lasts beyond a dangerous situation, unite three worlds, and discover where they truly belong?

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voris secretTHE VORI’S SECRET: A MATE INDEX ALIEN ROMANCE BOOK 7 by S J Sanders

Some secrets can topple nations.
Already facing termination for her failure to carry Agraak young to term, when Jenn escapes from the breeding facility she knows that the Agraak would not rest until they found her. Possessing full knowledge of the location of their breeding facility meant that she’d never be safe. The royal families and elite castes of Agraak society would not allow their secrets to become known.
When stowing away on a Buto trading vessel lands her on an illegal clearing in Vora, she discovers that finding a comm system and delivering the information she had to the Intergalactic Council wasn’t going to be as easy as she thought. After her own trauma at the hands of her Agraak “mate,” she is innately suspicious and frightened of alien males to her detriment as she flees into the deadly territory Vora’s Shagorith mountains. There she encounters the giant arachnid—the Shoyla, and threats both old and new. She also discovers companionship with an unlikely male Vori that conquers her fears and blooms into a love she couldn’t foretell.
Eyuul has an unjust reputation. After the humiliation of one failed attempt to mate an offworlder and his own inability to form nest-brother bonds with other males to share a female, he is an outcast among his own clan. Rumor has turned his one-time love into a string of affairs so that males do not trust him, and females turn away from him. Even his mother, the matriarch of the clan barely tolerates him. Of all Vori, he is more alone than any. When he saves a human female from drowning, he is drawn to her strength and odd vulnerability. He would do anything to aid her. Even when she flees from him in terror, he is determined to protect her and help her heal. Discovering her secret, makes him determined to help her. Discovering the mate he always wanted makes him fear the day when he might have to let her go.

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his woodland maidenHIS WOODLAND MAIDEN: A QURILIXEN WORLD NOVEL (SPACE LORDS BOOK 5) by Michelle M Pillow

Space pirate and all-around bad boy, Rick Hayes isn’t looking to change his ways. He’s one helluva pilot, has a crew he thinks of as family, and women seem to want his company. What more could a guy want? Life is too short to settle down, and he knows firsthand the less you care about, the less it hurts when you lose it. Too bad his logic doesn’t always get through to his heart. When fate tempts him with a beautiful woman that appears to see through all of his defenses…

Well, actually, the frustrating star beam took him prisoner, hit him over the head, and stole his memories. Regardless of those few minor hiccups on the road to romance Rick has to decide if love is worth the risk.

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defender of the starsDEFENDER OF THE STARS: BOOK 2 IN GALACTIC UNION SERIES by Lucee Joie

Prince Ece had it all. Being the heir to the Ocheks should have given him everything he needed. However, now he is on the run from his father and with some precious human cargo in tow.

Shirley was taken from her home and forced into a breeding program she never signed up for. Now, she is on the run with Ece, who is the last alien she ever wanted to see again after their disastrous forced union saw her shipped off to be sold to the highest bidder — at Ece’s behest, no less.

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rescue at parmlirRESCUE AT PARMLIR (FLIGHTS OF NEAR BOOK 2) by Alledria Hurt

VS Note: Saw this one mentioned by Smart Girls Love SciFi

When Gaiwan leaves the Candide to face his old life in Parmlir, Near thinks he has stepped away and into good hands. Until she and the crew find he is being held for treason against his former country. In a moment, they decide they must go to his aid. However, when the Candide is shot down for entering Parmlir airspace, can Near save anyone, including herself?

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ronanRONAN (CRASHLAND COLONY BOOK 3) by Leslie Chase

VS Note: I’ve been enjoying this series so I one clicked.

Becca – Investigating these mysterious signals wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for him. Overbearing, arrogant, and worst of all, he’s the hottest man I’ve ever met. A huge, muscle-bound, ruggedly handsome alien warrior, Ronan is every bit as attractive as he thinks he is.  He’s one of the prytheen, the aliens who stranded us on Crashland. I don’t like them, don’t trust them, and I am absolutely not interested in this one. Nope.  So why is it so difficult to keep my hands off him?

Ronan – I am a fighter pilot, the best there is, and I fly alone. Trapped on Crashland, the cockpit is my only refuge and I refuse to share it with anyone – especially a human. But when I see the female I’m supposed to ferry to the far side of the planet, things get a lot more complicated.  Becca is my khara, my soulmate, chosen for me by fate. The soft, curvy, beautiful human gets past all my defenses, and I must have her. I will have her. No matter the danger, or the cost.

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bane regine abelBANE (XIAN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Regine Abel

As the Vanguard’s top analyst, Tabitha discovers a secret message which could allow them to deal a severe blow to the Kryptids. The last thing she expects during that mission is to run into the ‘enemy’ who haunts her dreams. After getting her heart crushed years ago, Tabitha has sworn off genetically engineered warriors. Yet, she cannot resist her attraction to the dark and mysterious hybrid named Bane. As they prepare for a bloody war against the Kryptids, she realizes there can only be a future for them if she can bring Bane and his people to the Vanguard’s side.

His hearts have ached for Tabitha from the moment he set eyes on her. And yet, time after time, he has let his fierce and fearless Queen walk away. It had been both for her safety and out of duty to those under his protection. However, the tide has finally turned. He and his people may be the monstrous creations of the Kryptid General but, for the first time, freedom is within their grasp. Now that he has a chance at a future with his Queen, and at safety for his people, nothing and no one will stand in his way.

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star brightSTAR BRIGHT: PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY (GEMMA-HYDROX BOOK 4) by LJ Vickery

Alpha Star Porter, or Asp as she is known to her friends, reluctantly seeks the assistance of Gerri Wilder from the Paranormal Dating Agency to find a mate. But does she really want one? A better question being, what stellar, patient individual has the fortitude to tackle her screwed up past? As she follows Gerri’s directions and takes off into space, curiosity battles with fear, but she isn’t a woman to walk away from a challenge. She’ll meet this paragon the dating agency decrees as hers…even if she is terrified.
Torque Addis has real problems, problems he’s about to solve with one, final, desperate act. If he can pull it off, the danger to himself and his loved ones will disappear. But if he doesn’t… Well? Better dead than to continue as he is. He’s getting too old for all the intrigue. If only someone would come along and wave a magic wand to change his screwed up life.

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blue lionessBLUE LIONESS (CHRONICLES OF KASSOUK BOOK 4) by Vijaya Schartz

VS Note: A re-release I believe

Ariela suspects the king’s death is no accident. And the tyrant who usurped the throne looks guilty as hell. As leader of the Human rebellion against the Mutant rulers, Ariela is desperate for help, and Lord Starro, the handsome Crown Prince of the Star Children, offers the technology the Human faction lacks. But can Ariela trust a spoiled, arrogant foreign prince who never fought a battle, and thinks he is destined to rule the universe? Is she trading one tyrant for another? No matter how kind, handsome, or fascinating, Starro has frightening mental abilities. And this alliance is not safe, especially for Ariela’s heart.

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snow cheetahSNOW CHEETAH (CHRONICLES OF KASSOUL BOOK 5) by Vijaya Schartz

VS Note: A re-release, I believe

Captain Martial Terrien, nano-enhanced Space Marine from Earth, is on a secret, desperate mission to find his people a new home. Natalia, future queen of Kassouk, pressured into bonding with a power-hungry prince, yearns to improve her people’s lives. She finds the handsome Earth captain a refreshing distraction, despite his five fingers and ridiculous claim of being Human, like the lowly workers of her world.

The unexpected population on the chosen planet complicates Martial’s task, especially since the ruling caste can read minds, levitate, and teleport at will. Furthermore, the lovely princess and her pet cheetah take a shine to him, and beautiful women always spelled disaster in his past. But Natalia’s jilted suitor, determined to reign at any cost, vows to annihilate the Earthlings. When the conflict escalates, can Martial obey Earth Central Command, or will he jeopardize the future of his race to save Natalia and her people?

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coldhearted assassinCOLD HEARTED ASSASSIN (ASRAI ASSASSINS BOOK 1) by Juno Wells and Alana Serra

As an empath, Olivia can deeply feel and even influence the emotions of those around her. For years she’s used this ability to heal both physical and emotional wounds, but when she’s captured by aliens, a far worse fate as a pleasure slave awaits her. That is until she’s rescued by an Asrai assassin. Everyone says the Asrai are heartless killers… so why can’t she seem to stop herself from wanting one?

Do the job. Question nothing. Feel nothing. Those are the tenets Drayek has been trained to live by. They’ve never failed him… until he meets the one human woman who changes everything. She’s the absolute antithesis of everything he should want, yet he longs to be the source of her passion.

When Olivia hires him for a deeply personal job, Drayek knows he should refuse. It’s too dangerous; to easy to want things he can’t have. But denying his steadily-growing interest only makes him only makes him want her more.

It would be easy to resist… if they weren’t constantly being hunted. But the come-down from an adrenaline high is always an emotional roller coaster. Even more so for an empath and the coldhearted alien who’s starting to feel everything.

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beasts beauty christina wilderBEAST’S BEAUTY by Christina Wilder and Laney Kaye

Amelia: Abducted by aliens and taken to their ship, my best friend and I are desperate to escape and return to Earth. I’m tossed into a cell with a reptilian alien and told I must satisfy him or they’ll hurt my friend. I never thought giving in to his needs might satisfy my own…Then they put me with a new beast and say we’re going to compete in a deadly game called the Rampage. Alien Hunger Games anyone?

The beast is snarly and ferocious, and he could rip me apart with his tusks and claws. Yet in his eyes, I sense something vulnerable. Lonely. With hints of something I found with the other alien. I’ll do whatever I can to soothe the beast and convince him to help me win the Rampage. Because losing means death.

Jrecatoa: I was once a man, a Krakarian warrior. That’s all gone now. Hidden beneath this abominable exterior, far more Beast than man. Not only in appearance, either; because the scent and the sight of this female does things to me. Things that surely no man would ever feel. Of course, I’ve wanted women before. Had women before.
But I’ve never needed them like this. She’s awoken my Hunger.
But maybe that’s just as well–without the fury of the Hunger, neither of us has any chance of surviving the Rampage.

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space rangerSPACE RANGER: A PROPHECY SERIES SHORT STORY by Lea Kirk

VS note: A re-release with some revisions.

Graig Roble, Matiran Senior Security Commander for the Guardian Fleet, is an expert weapons specialist and combat master. Protecting others is what he was born to do. So why has his focus wavered since returning to duty aboard the Atlantis? All he can think about is the enticingly brilliant human woman he walked away from.

Simone Campbell uses her experience as a botanist to help Terr recover from the devastating Anferthian invasion. Yet she can’t seem to immerse herself deep enough in her work to expunge the memory of one blue-skinned hunk-of-an-alien. What is it about Graig that keeps pulling her attention, and her heart, away from her job?

One thing’s for sure, their bond runs deeper than either of them realized—but can Graig convince Simone of this before he loses the best thing to ever happen to him?

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deciphering alyssaDECIPHERING ALYSSA (INTERSTELLAR HEREAFTER BOOK 3) by Rhea V May

Nobody knows much about Alyssa Morgan. People steer clear of her. Because she’s crazy. Because she doesn’t speak. Because she reminds them of the traumas they all faced. It’s been six months since Alyssa arrived at the Colony. And it made little difference to her. The Union’s Warriors saved her, but the sense of true freedom continues to elude her. Surrounded by her people, she feels utterly alone. Isolated. Disconnected. All Alyssa wants is to feel normal. Not stuck.

So, she gets drunk and sneaks into Avery’s new shuttle. Only the shuttle turns out to be a Tul-Khamin Royal starliner. And she wakes up too late, halfway to Prince Arad’s homeplanet. Once again, events are out of her control. But this time, the outcome seems more favorable. For all transports are banned during the Sun Festival and she gets to spend some time with Arad and his advisor, Mactrosti. Then, she meets Sellion Gardur, the Prime Dagger.

Sure, she is threatened by traitors and almost killed in the meantime. But Alyssa thinks it’s worth it. She has friends here. She feels… she feels like she belongs.

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bound iona stromBOUND: NOMADICAN MATES SERIES 2 by Iona Strom and L S Anders

VS Note: Listed in erotica

I’ve used my feminine wiles to gain an advantage over my new captors that’s earned me a taste of freedom, but now that I’m one step closer to finding a way home, I’ve become distracted from my goal. Owned by three Nomadican males, I can’t say that gratification is all one-sided…(more blurb on ebook page…)

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departingDEPARTING (EARTH’S ONLY HOPE BOOK 1) by Joynell Schultz

VS note: Ooh, sounds good. Put it on my TBR List.

Live or die, stay or go, the choice is meant to be easy…I can either board an alien spaceship with my fellow criminals or rot in prison on a dying Earth. The spacecraft’s captain, a handsome alien who looks remarkably human, has been visiting me in my dreams for over a year. He has given me the companionship I need during my time locked up in solitary confinement and the way he holds me in the dark makes me forget the Earth is on the brink of extinction.

In the midst of another ice age, humanity will be wiped out soon, but the alien spacecraft gives hundreds of us another option. If I get on that ship, I have a chance at surviving. And I’m a survivor.

Only a deadly disease is spreading among the aliens and has already wiped out three-quarters of their population. It appears to be a virus, but as the aliens continue dying despite all precautions, I begin to wonder if the disease is something else.
How do I keep the man I’ve fallen in love with safe?
And if he dies, along with the rest of his alien race, how will us humans manage a ship filled with unknown technology?
But if the disease also wipes out the humans on board, none of this will even matter.

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survivor athionSURVIVOR: PLANET ATHION (SURVIVOR’S HEART BOOK 3) by Debbie Cassidy

We’ve run, but how long can we evade. Our pursuers aren’t going to quit. The only option is to put distance between us and them. No easy task without a ship. tuck on a space port, the guys and I need to figure out a way to raise enough credits to buy a ride. It’s only a matter of time before the Athion government or our Trad pursuers find us. And if they do, there will be nowhere to run.  Time to get creative. Time to use the skills I was forced to cultivate. Time to fight.

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grexarrGREXXAR (KANOSIAN WARRIORS BOOK 5) by C R Corbin

Abducted from her home on Earth, Amelia finds herself in the presence of strange artificial lifeforms that have rather insidious plans in store for her and the other abducted Earthling women.
Luckily for her, she is saved by the timely arrival of a rather large, muscular, and powerful Kanosian commander and his men.
Her brief respite doesn’t last for long, however, as she and her new companions find themselves stranded on a strange jungle world with her kidnappers lurking in every shadow. One thing does give her comfort, however, is her sexy, massive, muscular Kanosian savior who is determined to protect and care for her, no matter the cost.

When Grexarr received an order to track down a strange ship and destroy it, he treated it like any other battle. Yet upon raiding the craft he finds something…strange.
A deliciously curvaceous human female, made captive by these strange machines.
She’s soft, fragile, perfect in every way, and it drives him mad. It makes him want to claim her immediately. And he will do anything to protect her, and he will do whatever is necessary to get them off of this planet.

Now, Amelia and Grexarr both must contend with this brewing passion between them as well as the challenge of getting off of this world. Yet there is still the ever-present threat of Amelia’s robotic abductors that still lurk in the shadows of the forest. Ready to take her once again, and kill every last Kanosian in the jungle.

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curvy for himCURVY FOR HIM: THE ASTRONAUT AND THE ALIEN (CURVY FOR HIM SERIES BOOK 6) by Annabelle Winter

I come face to face with him on an abandoned space station far from Earth. He says he’s not of my world, an alien experiencing the needs of the flesh for the first time. A need to reproduce. A need for a mate. He says I’m the last hope for his race.  Oh, and he says I’m his.  By the moons of Jupiter, I’m his!

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sextetSEXTET: A XENO SAPIENS NOVEL (GENETICALLY ALTERED HUMANS BOOK 10) by Rena Marks

Pax:  He may be smitten with the delicate human female who flourishes while quarantined in his laboratory, but he knows it’s for the best to let her go. After all, he’s hiding a huge secret. At any given time, there could be as many as six of him.

Six. Six shards of his personality who are born from his body and become their own entities. That’s a lot for any woman to handle.

Serena: The hot Xeno Sapien who has given her a new chance at life by developing her bio-film skin blows hot and cold, almost like if he’s different people. But she wants the one who’s lonely. The one who avoids her. The brilliant one who’s created a sex doll. In her image.

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ends means laws angry shipENDS, MEANS, LAWS AND AN ANGRY SHIP by Lyn Gala

The new Rownt contracts have helped Command retake the rebel planets. And now refugees are fleeing toward the edges of space.  Ex-Command officer Tyce Robinson has a price on his head. He and the crew of the Dragon have all broken laws, and they refuse to be condemned to an Earth prison.  Tyce’s grand escape plan goes south when an alien ship attacks both his ship and the Command cruiser chasing them. With both ships disabled, Tyce throws a Hail Mary. What he doesn’t know is that his academy roommate is the officer charged with arresting him.

Sub-Commander John Burden has always put his world first. He once thought his academy roommate Tyce was the same. Command sends John out with orders to arrest his ex-best friend, leaving John caught between demanding an explanation from the friend he remembers or throwing the traitor in a prison cell. But when unfamiliar aliens attack, his feelings are unimportant in the face of immediate danger. He has to survive, protect his people, and warn Earth that the Anla and Rownt are not the only aliens interested in humanity.

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princes missionPRINCE’S MISSION:FREELANCER 2 (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 11) by Jane Killick

Torn between her love for Prince Stephen and her love for her freelance career in space, Cassy lives her life in limbo. But when a madman hijacks her spaceship and burns all her valuable fuel, circumstances compel her to accept a job offer from Stephen. Her mission: spy on his brother James.

Going undercover on Prince James’s spaceship, Cassy travels to a planet on the verge of collapse. James, in covert negotiations with the ruling president, offers a radical solution to their problems, but the details remain locked out of Cassy’s reach. To discover them, she must delve deeper into the lives of the planet’s desperate population. But the horror of what she finds becomes overshadowed when she reveals the terrifying truth about Prince James’s future plans. Cassy must race across the galaxy and enlist the help of an old friend to stop a planetary disaster – unless James captures and kills her first.

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prisoner kallista danePRISONER: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE by Kallista Dane

He was sent to kill me. He took me as his mate instead.
The Federation wants me dead, so they sent a mercenary to hunt me down. But he didn’t kill me. When I fought him…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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brhexBRHEX: OBOSIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2 by Sabine Ferruci

Keri’s Alien-Capture To-Do List

  1. Survive the Lizards
  2. Escape Said Lizards
  3. Thrive on a New Planet

Captain Keri Hampton is stuck on number three of her list. Her human crew has moved into nice digs on Obos, but they need jobs. They need rights. They need a freaking purpose, which might just be helping the local women with a planetary girl power movement.

The arrogant leader of their host nation disapproves of the humans and ranges between indifferent and hostile to their plans. But Brhex can’t ignore the way his hormones surge to a boil around Keri.

The big silver guy is the planet’s most eligible bachelor, if you go for the ruthless type. And, okay, sexy, if you like huge, buff guys with a bonus set of retractable claws. She notices. Frequently. But as heated as their encounters become, he is stuck on one teensy little detail: she’s not Obosian.

If he can’t get it through his big alien brain that Keri can be an asset in his life, then she’s going to take said assets and go — well, maybe not home, but somewhere on Obos where being an awesome human woman isn’t a problem.

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future of another timelineTHE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz

VS note: A release of note this week, not a romance.

1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend’s abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too.

2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn’t as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she’s found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost.

Tess and Beth’s lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline–a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person’s actions to echo throughout the timeline?

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return of dancer of the nileRETURN OF DANCER OF THE NILE (THE GODS OF EGYPT) by Veronica Scott

1550BCE – Nima, formerly a tavern dancer in the land of the Nile, has settled into the leisurely life of her dreams as the pampered, beloved wife to a high ranking general who’s also a member of Pharaoh’s court. She’s sworn never to dance for anyone else but Kamin, the man she loves. All is fine until one day news arrives that her husband has been killed in a chariot accident while on a trip to a remote city on Pharaoh’s behalf.

But as a reward for their previous service to Egypt against a dangerous enemy, the gods had promised Nima and Kamin they’d die at the same moment…so if she still lives, so must he.

Why is the ruler of the city lying to Pharaoh about Kamin’s death? What is the woman covering up? And where is Kamin?
Time for Nima the elegant lady to vanish from Thebes and Nima the skilled dancer to make her way in disguise to the far distant province and fight for Kamin’s life. She’ll have to deal with angry gods, black magic, an enemy prince and a deadly ghost along the way.
Nima is the only one who can rescue her beloved from the dark fate planned for him by Egypt’s enemies.

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archangels warARCHANGEL’S WAR (A GUILD HUNTER NOVEL BOOK 12) by Nalini Singh

VS note: She’s one of my autobuy authors and I’ve had this on pre-order so I can’t wait to read it!

Wings of silver. Wings of blue. Mortal heart. Broken dreams. Shatter. Shatter. Shatter. A sundering. A grave. I see the end. I see. . . .

The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael’s power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed. . .far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient.

At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan’s former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough. . . .

This war could end them all.

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orchid throne jeffeTHE ORCHID THRONE (FORGOTTEN EMPIRES BOOK 1) by Jeffe Kennedy

VS note: Another absolute autobuy author for me. I LOVE Jeffe’s fantasy romances.

A PRISONER OF FATE – As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Lia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it’s up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor’s bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…

A PRINCE AMONG MEN – Conrí, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Lia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?

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warlocks kissTHE WARLOCK’S KISS by Tiffany Roberts 

VS Note: Another one of my top authors to one-click so, yup, I did!

The Sundering toppled civilization, killed millions, and filled the world with walking corpses and supernatural monsters. It took nearly everything from Adalynn—her dreams, her home, her parents, and her chance of beating her terminal cancer—but it didn’t take her little brother, Danny. She’s come to terms with her inescapable fate, and she’ll do everything she can to ensure her brother has a chance of survival in this new, unforgiving world.

When Danny and Adalynn discover a rundown mansion in the middle of nowhere, it seems like the perfect place for him to stay, but the mansion’s owner—a tall, mysterious, intense man who exudes a strangely thrilling energy—complicates matters. Though Adalynn doesn’t want to leave another person devastated when she’s gone, Merrick has other plans for her—and he makes it clear he will keep her, no matter what price he must pay to make it so.

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immortal bornIMMORTAL BORN: AN ARGENEAU NOVEL by Lynsay Sands

A simple promise to protect her friend’s infant son has turned Allie Chambers’ existence upside down. Caring for—and feeding—an orphaned vampire baby has been tricky enough. But as little Liam grows, so does his appetite. He needs more blood than she can personally supply. And when her attempts to steal from a blood bank go awry, Allie wakes up surrounded by doctors, cops…and the gorgeous, mesmerizing Magnus, who she can neither trust nor resist.

Magnus never expected to find his life mate breaking into a blood bank. Clearly, Allie is already entwined with his world—in deeper, more dangerous ways than she realizes. A band of vicious rogue immortals is in pursuit, and Magnus’ first task is to keep her safe. His second: to awaken her to mind-blowing pleasure, and hope she’ll accept the life, and the passion, that only he can offer.

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tad m d neuTAD by M D Neu

Tad bounces around in time and watches mankind grow and change. He loves humanity and helping when he can. However, his job isn’t conducive to helping people—he’s an Angel of Death.

Doug is a fun-loving drama queen. He’s an amazing drag queen and hairstylist with big dreams, but despite his witty exterior, he has a dark history and is prone to self-destruction.

When Tad pushes the boundaries of his duties too far, his wings are stripped away from him, and he is sent to New York City to live as a human. Lost and alone he ends up meeting Doug, and they start a friendship that shapes them both and may last a lifetime. But nothing is simple when you’re dealing with a former Angel of Death and a Drag Queen. Could these two cause the fabric of our world to collapse or will they manage to keep the future as it should?

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darker shade of evilA DARKER SHADE OF EVIL: A DEMON AND DEVIL ANTHOLOGY by Various

Deadly demons, diabolical devils and other creatures of the night will hold you spellbound in this one-of-a-kind anthology. In a world of dark delights, they trifle in forbidden passion, suspense and kick-ass battles. It’s all here in this captivating urban fantasy and paranormal romance anthology!
Brought to you by USA Today and International Bestselling Authors, these stories of sexy alpha heroes and heroines will keep you turning the pages. Devils, demons and their lethal hunters will draw you into their conquests, twisted deceptions, scorching heat, and yes, even love.

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kiss of lightKISS OF LIGHT (THE FORSAKEN CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Eve Langlais

The truth is unfolding, almost as fast as her memories. Yet Adara still has questions that only he can answer.
But being near Desmond fills her with confusion—and thoughts of violence. It’s his fault she was tortured. He failed her in so many ways.
Is it any wonder she turns to others for comfort? Revels in the dark jealousy in his gaze?
However, now isn’t the time for romance or petty games. Those who brought about her downfall are still at work. Determined to silence her before she discovers the truth.
They’re right to fear because she will hunt the bowels of Ha’el itself for vengeance and when she discovers the truth… She will be set free.

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royal trials heirTHE ROYAL TRIALS: HEIR by Tate James

A corrupt King. A murdered Queen. A missing Princess… Found.
Once upon a time, The Royal Trials were a sacred ritual designed for a queen to select her king. But nothing is as it was in the kingdom of Tiech. Not since the brutal murder of beloved Queen Ophelia.
The town of Ironforge revealed important secrets, but it all came at an unbearable cost. The streets run red with the blood of innocents and Rybet’s heart is heavy as she returns to Lakehaven.
Facing court and her mother’s murderer will require more than just a brave face. She will need the skill, intellect and support of those who love her. Or what’s left of them.
Torn between love and duty, Rybet faces decisions she never thought she would have to make.
This long lost princess will do whatever it takes to make it to the Golden Ball, even at the cost of her own happiness.

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claiming her mates book 2CLAIMING HER MATES: BOOK TWO by Dia Cole

Once she saves his life, he’ll have hell to pay – Riding out the apocalypse with my sexy mates in a luxurious mountain lodge sounds like a dream. But for some asinine reason, Liam, Mason, and Gabriel have adopted a hands-off policy.
Even worse, my ex hasn’t met up with us as promised. If sexual frustration doesn’t kill me, my growing anxiety over the missing Alpha male might.
The only solution is to teach my mates a scorching lesson in satisfying my needs and launch a rescue mission. Nathan may have betrayed me and broken my heart, but I won’t let him die. At least not until I’ve given him a piece of my mind.

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school of potentialSCHOOL OF POTENTIAL (THE KERRIGAN KIDS BOOK 1) by W J May

Eighteen-year-old Aria was supposed to have it all. A tight-knit circle of friends, a loving family, and a magical tatu on her lower back that gave her every superpower under the sun. When it came to the battle between good and evil, she was ready to do her part. There was just one little problem.…good had already won.

Trapped beneath their parents’ legacy, Aria and her friends find themselves restlessly pacing the halls of Guilder University, desperate to come into their powers, desperate for whatever comes next. The months blend together, each more monotonous than the next, until one day, no different than any other, a mysterious stranger comes to school.
Determined to uncover his secrets and driven by a fierce need to prove themselves, the new gang does whatever it takes to show the rest of the world they’re ready. But that readiness comes at a cost. Will it be a price they’re willing to pay?

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eye of the stormEYE OF THE STORM: TIGER’S EYE MYSTERIES by Alyssa Day

With Hurricane Elvis — the “storm of the century” – bearing down on Dead End, Florida, Tess, Jack, and the gang have their hands full doing storm prep for themselves and the quirky paranormal residents of the town. They certainly don’t have time for the discovery of yet another dead body. But in Dead End, you never know when magic, mayhem, and murder will combine to cause as much chaos as a rogue vampire let loose in a blood bank.

And when Tess, a pawn shop owner who can see how you’ll die, and Jack, an ex-soldier and tiger shifter turned private eye, team up to solve another murder, the criminals had better watch out. Because a hurricane is no match for Hurricane Tess, and sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.

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captive of the vampiresCAPTIVE OF THE VAMPIRES: A BONFIRE FALLS PARANORMAL ROMANCE by Liv Brywood and Aria Hunt

Azealia’s life of self-imposed exile comes to an end when a clan of powerful vampires sets out to destroy her. She can’t fight them alone, so she turns to three of her closest allies. A wolf shifter, a bear shifter, and a dragon shifter come to her aid, but it will take more than their combined strength to defeat their enemies. It will take the most powerful magic in Bonfire Falls—Love magic.

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sword of mistSWORD OF MIST (STONES OF AMARIA BOOK 1) by Tara Brown

The dead may not speak, but they remember.
Even when the living forget.
The day my brother didn’t return from the sea, everything changed.
A sacrifice made.
A soul taken.A stone returned.
A heart broken.
What was once legend comes again.
And a dark force thought to be nothing more than whispers on the wind,
claims its rightful place as ruler of all the lands.
But as the darkness rises, the light must fight back.
This is where my story begins.

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unchained m merinUNCHAINED: A NORTHERN GRIZZLIES NOVELLA by M Merin

VS Note: A re-release

The Iron Savages ruled Boise. Or they did. Their numbers decimated, the President on his deathbed, the Club becomes unrecognizable. When his cousin and her son are threatened and secrets are exposed, Chains must make a choice. Protect his family or stand with his sworn Brothers. The words that are burned in his mind are ‘Blood in, Blood out’. Who’s blood will it be? Will help be found within or from an allied MC?

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chosen magicCHOSEN MAGIC (DEMON BAYOU BOOK 3) by S Lawrence

Citlali works in the jungles of South America to save lives and help her people. She comes from the Aztec and Mayan people but has embraced science ignoring the stories of the past that her guardian has told her all her life. That is until she finds herself being used to inflict revenge by one of those long forgotten gods.
Arkyn woke up in Hell thousands of years ago, the third of Lucifer’s Princes of Hell. He searches the Earth for the Fallen, angels bent on the destruction of the world.
When these two cross paths, it threatens to destroy her reality and his soul.
Turns out Hell isn’t the worst place you can end up!

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drug denA DRUG DEN, A DEMON AND DARK MATTER: DEANNA OSCAR PARANORMAL MYSTERIES BOOK 11 by CC Dragon

Greg is still missing and possibly possessed by demons. Everyone in New Orleans, from police to the paranormal crowd, is trying to help. Deanna is invading every convent, monastery, and hideout she can think of but she can’t seem to track her old friend down.
The bad guy who started it all is contained, or so Deanna believes. She’s busy helping on a bizarre case on a college campus with the New Orleans PD. Tracking down Greg, she finds he’s been trying to help but the supernatural forces are being whipped up instead.
Trying to keep Greg safe and free from all of those infected by demons, Deanna needs a few clones of herself but her friends, brother, and new hubby will have to do!
Let’s just hope those demons don’t open a black hole or something serious.

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jaguars brideTHE JAGUAR’S BRIDE (THE NECKLACE CHRONICLES BOOK 5) by R E Butler

Wanting to help her down-on-her-luck sister, witch Thea Greene plans to concoct a spell to help her find romantic happiness. The problem is that the one ingredient she doesn’t have is a flower that blooms solely during the full moon. There’s only one place the flower can be found, so she dons her hiking boots and heads out to locate it.

Jaguar shifter Savage Bayle is a marked male. Unable to secure a bride on his own, he’s now facing his people’s traditional Mate Hunt, which occurs during the full moon. As part of a matriarchal society, the females are the ones who chase the males during the Hunt, and any male caught must mate the female or face punishment. One female in his prowl has set her eyes on him – the cold, cruel daughter of the queen. The last thing he wants to do is spend the rest of his life mated to her. Hoping to ride out the Hunt and escape unmated, he heads into the woods with his fingers crossed to find a place to lay low until the Hunt is over at dawn.

When Thea follows an enticing smell deep into the woods, she stumbles into the arms of a gorgeous man. He purrs on contact, and the attraction between them is electric. One kiss and she wants to be his forever. But she’s not the only one laying a claim to the sexy Savage – the jaguar princess has one, too. Is their budding love enough to protect Thea, or will Savage lose her forever?

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once upon an enchanted forestONCE UPON AN ENCHANTED FOREST: AN ANTHOLOGY OF ROMANTIC WITCHCRAFT STORIES by Various

The autumnal equinox is a celestial event that brings together harvest and celebration, symbolizes magick and transformation, and welcomes a balance of light and darkness. It’s a time when those who honor the changing seasons rest and reflect.  Or reap what they’ve sown.  Once Upon an Enchanted Forest, a collection of adult fantasy romances, features ten novelettes centered around one of the most enchanting preternatural beings of the ages: the witch. With lovers, magical forests, and witchcraft, our stories are sure to warm your nights and your dark little heart.

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witch and the farTHE WITCH AND THE FAE (MYSTICAL MATES BOOK 2) by AJ Ryder

Minerva – Having spent her entire life in the shadow of her fierce and battle-tested twin, Athena, the calm and nurturing Minerva was perfectly content in her role as backup. That is…until Athena became pregnant. Now forced into the lead in her sister’s stead, it falls to Minerva to protect against a wicked evil from beyond the Veil.
But she won’t be doing it alone…

Samaiyel – Since his arrival from the land of Cadarnle, Samaiyel has adjusted to life as a fae among mortals. Happy in his role as Guardian and mate to his beloved witch, Samaiyel always knew that Minerva was capable of more than she believed herself to be…all she needed was a little encouragement. But will it be enough?

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harvest moonTHE HARVEST MOON (DARKLY ENCHANTED ROMANCE BOOK 1) by Joshua Ian

On the night of a harvest moon, in the shadow of Mabon, Malcolm comes across a quaint village tucked away in the forest. It seems the perfect spot for a weary traveller to lay his head, and maybe find a little company. But there is dark magic afoot, and lots of local gossip swirls around the seductive titian-haired weaver, Daniel. All Malcolm seeks is a night’s pleasure. He never suspected he would have to worry about losing his life. Or his heart.

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love spells for the end of the worldLOVE SPELLS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD: A MAGICAL SMALL-TOWN by Alys Murray

Leyton is pretty much your normal town. And I’m pretty much your normal twenty-something. Except that Leyton is populated by magical beings and I’m a witch.

Every year, for the month of October, Leyton opens its doors to the mortal world. They bring their money, their hokey human charm, and…they bring Him.
Elijah Thorne.

Elijah Thorne is a proper thorn in my side. And a world-renowned witch-hunter who, for some reason, is obsessed with the idea of hunting me. For years, we’ve been playing this game of cat and mouse and for years, I’ve managed to evade him.
But this year…Well, this year I accidentally knitted all of my anxieties into these enchanted scarves I was selling on Easy, one of them got back to an all-powerful warlock in the Fairy Dimension, and, as punishment, he’s going to bring about the end of the world on Halloween night.
So, the witch hunter and I have to team up with the rest of the town to stop him. Which would be easy if I could just, you know, stop falling in love with Eli long enough to finish the job.

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elemental fae academy book 2ELEMENTAL FAE ACADEMY: BOOK 2 by Lexi C Foss and J R Thorn

Someone wants me dead. Worse yet, my link to Spirit is dying. Why? Because Exos has been taken by a new enemy. Now I have to rely on my other elements to find my missing link before it’s too late.
Oh, and I need a guard to protect me while I learn how to defend myself. No big deal. Master the elements, find my lost Spirit, and identify the bad guy. Yeah. Easy.
Except Titus is tired of playing by the rules of others.
Vox just wants to be friends.
Sol is pissing everyone off.
And Cyrus, well, he’s a force of nature and very much in charge.
I’d better solve this puzzle quickly before my heart starts making choices on my behalf. Because all these fae are beautiful, cunning, and perfect in their own ways.
But how can I feel complete without my Spirit?
The hunt is on, and whoever is out to hurt me and mine will pay.

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fangs and frenemiesFANGS AND FRENEMIES: A BLUE MOON BAY COZY MYSTERY (WITCHES WITH ANXIETY BOOK 1) by Cherry Andrews

A socially awkward bobcat shifter. An ex-cheerleading vampire.  A sweet—but slightly neurotic—cupcake-baking witch.  They fight crime? 
When the case of a missing mean girl throws Hazel back into contact with two old classmates, it’s time for these supernatural frenemies to set aside past grudges and help clear each other’s names.
But in the cloudy, romantic beach town of Blue Moon Bay, Oregon, it seems nearly everyone’s guarding a secret.
And they all involve magic of one kind of another.
Will these three women, who normally can’t stand each other, crack the mystery of what really happened to Hazel’s old bully, Ashlee—or is their effort cursed to fail?

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winds callTHE WIND’S CALL (THE BROKEN LANDS BOOK 4) by T A White

Eva is a herd mistress without a herd. A tagalong by her own definition. Not thrown away by her people, but rather someone who created a new life for herself when the old one died.
When she rescues one of the mysterious winged horses, a creature straight out of myth, from those who would enslave him, Eva opens the door to something her chosen people want more than anything else. An alliance.
Now, sent deep into the Highlands and guarded by one of the Warlord’s most trusted warriors, Eva will have to brave the terrors that wait there. Someone is sowing the seeds of dissent upon which war turns. Failure will lead to death, but success may bring revelations she’s not ready to face.
The balance of power is shifting in the Broken Lands. Those who survive will need to adapt quickly to the ever-changing landscape. Choosing her friends wisely has never been so important.

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trouble with tigersTHE TROUBLE WITH TIGERS (SHENANIGANS BOOK 2) by Gail Koger

Lions and tigers and skunks, oh my! Kandi Cain’s a psychic pet detective. Her cases range from wrangling baby goats, to finding lost critters. Her current case is rescuing a lion from a Nigerian warlord. Kandi knew dressing up as a demonic clown and walking a lion down a city street would freak people out. But, wow! She didn’t expect Armageddon.

The hot as hell Detective Dutch Callaghan’s on her trail again and showing more than a professional interest. Kandi’s talents have attracted the attention of a CIA black ops agent who wants her to steal twelve endangered white tigers from a Pakistani warlord. The mission’s crucial to prevent a terrorist attack.

Wait! What? Terrorists? What had she gotten herself into? Kandi wasn’t a superhero. She couldn’t bend steel with her bare hands, and she wasn’t faster than a speeding bullet. She’s Doctor Doolittle. She talks to the animals and occasionally the dead.

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cursed jessica aspenCURSED (FAE MAGIC BOOK 2) by Jessica Aspen

A cursed fae prince…A witch on the run…Can love be the key to this beast’s freedom? Running from trolls, elves, and an evil queen, the last thing Bryanna needs is her escape spell to malfunction. Ending up the prisoner of the Black Queen’s son is even worse…especially when he’s a beast. Kian knows the right thing to do is set Bryanna free. But what’s a man to do when a beautiful witch ends up in his lap? Especially when she might be the key to his freedom.

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priest rowan mcallisterTHE PRIEST (CHRONICLES OF THE RIFTLANDS BOOK 2) by Rowan McAllister

Brother Tasnerek, one of the infamous Thirty-Six stone bearers, is facing a dangerous crisis of faith after uncovering a secret that could shake the foundations of the Brotherhood of Harot. When Tas is sent to protect a tiny village on the edge of Rassa’s borders from Riftspawn, he struggles to resume his duties, risking his life and the lives of those around him.

Girik has always been an outsider, but to help his sick mother, he agrees to be the village’s offering in a painful ritual deemed necessary by the Brotherhood. But when the priest has a crisis of conscience, Girik offers his help to untangle a web of lies—even if it means getting closer than he ever imagined and committing sacrilege in the process.

With a monster lurking in the forest, a wandering mage mysteriously appearing, and more secrets awakening to unravel the truths of their world, Tas and Girik must make grave decisions. A life without danger seems a far-off hope, but love just might be theirs… if they survive.

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rescue me nj waltersRESCUE ME by N J Walters

VS Note: Listed in paranormal erotica.

When a raging fire engulfs her apartment, Martha Benson can do nothing but send up desperate prayers that she might somehow be rescued—until she suddenly finds herself being carried out in the powerful arms of the one man she never expected to see again, Frank Ellis. When he miraculously parts the demonic wall of flames and leads them to safety, she’s stunned to realize that this ruggedly handsome man who once broke her heart can still stir sensual desires she’d long given up on ever feeling again.

As a young man, Frank was consumed by a haunting connection to fire that he did not understand and lived in fear that he might accidentally harm Martha. Forced to walk away from her for her own safety, he still dreamed of her and their youthful passion. And now that he has found her again nearly twenty years later, he’s determined to never leave her, and he knows he must learn to harness his mystical power to win her trust and make her his own.

As their reunion sparks their desire anew and forges a deep emotional and erotic bond, Frank and Martha must both confront their fears to rise from the ashes of their past and rekindle a love that can never be extinguished.

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dragon next door terry bolryderDRAGON NEXT DOOR (FORGOTTEN DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Terry Bolryder

As a dragon on the run from others of his kind, Tristan has only one rule: don’t get involved. But when he spots Kelsie Lawton, in way over her head with a couple of street thugs, there’s no way he can walk away. Especially when the dragon in him, buried and smothered for a lifetime, insists he’s found his mate.

Kelsie doesn’t know what to make of the tall, gorgeous man who insists on protecting her as she looks for street art in his area. She doesn’t understand why he hides in a luxurious apartment hidden in a renovated warehouse, or why he’s stronger than anyone she’s ever met. She just knows that his kisses are everything, and that his vivid blue eyes make her melt. And that she’s not sure she can ever live without him.

As Tristan and Kelsie steam up showers, defile couches, debate fake beard usefulness, and search for rare art, danger is closing in. If Tristan wants to keep his new love, he’ll have to finally step into the light and let his dragon roar.

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steel crow sagaSTEEL CROW SAGA by Paul Kreuger

VS Note: not sure how much romance there is but a release of note. Put it on my TBR List.

A soldier with a curse – Tala lost her family to the empress’s army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress’s crimes don’t haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic . . . and against her own flesh and blood.

A prince with a debt – Jimuro has inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought down his kingdom, he must depend on Tala to bring him home safe. But it was his army who murdered her family. Now Tala will be his redemption—or his downfall.

A detective with a grudge – Xiulan is an eccentric, pipe-smoking detective who can solve any mystery—but the biggest mystery of all is her true identity. She’s a princess in disguise, and she plans to secure her throne by presenting her father with the ultimate prize: the world’s most wanted prince.

A thief with a broken heart – Lee is a small-time criminal who lives by only one law: Leave them before they leave you. But when Princess Xiulan asks her to be her partner in crime—and offers her a magical animal companion as a reward—she can’t say no, and she soon finds she doesn’t want to leave the princess behind.

This band of rogues and royals should all be enemies, but they unite for a common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic. In this battle, they will forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives—and begin to change the world.

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turn the pageTURN THE PAGE: A TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE by Ditter Kellen

Catherine Grier seemed to have it all—money, prestige, and a beach house that would rival the Hamptons. But an old scar buried deep in her soul hides a life filled with lonely nights and painful memories…until a dusty old book lands in her lap, sending her back in time to 1767 and into the arms of sexy Lord Bryne Adair. Forced from his country on charges of treason, Bryne trusts no one, especially not the blue-eyed, blonde-haired vixen he discovers in his bed, claiming to be from the future. Unable to resist, he’ll play her game to the end. He has nothing left to lose but his heart.

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toymakers hoardTHE TOYMAKER’S HOARD (TRICE CITY LOVERS  BOOK 2) by Megan Derr

Cadmus is content to spend his days quietly tending his shop and creating custom toys, music boxes, and automatons for his clients. It’s a peaceful life, minus the occasional hostile visit from a rival who wants to know the secret behind his creations, which require no winding to work.

Then an intriguing new client, Lady Serena, blows into his shop requesting he make a gift for the man she loves but is forbidden to be with. She is followed shortly by her father, the notorious Chief of Police Harren Imperia, who ends up taking Cadmus out for coffee—and introduces him to Lord Paali, whose son is the object of Serena’s affection.

As he is dragged further into their dizzying world, he finds himself facing problems he never expected: being caught between the wishes of the parents and the wants of the children, and drawn helplessly to the fierce Harren and intriguing Lord Paali.

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king outta waterKING OUTTA WATER (DRAGON GUARD BOOK 40) by Julia Mills

Whether he’s up to his armpits in alligators or traipsing around the world, Rene Malveaux always protects his Queen.
A whole lotta dead Shifters and more on the way may not sound like the serenade for a love story to anyone else, but this is the Big Easy, Baby. And Rene’s always done everything the hard way. Undercover for the Dragon Protection Agency, this Guardsman, aka King ’cause his ego could fill the Superdome, is out to stop the body count from rising while protecting the love of his life…whether she wants him to or not.
Pricilla DeClouette’s been a force to be reckoned with since she was knee-high to a grasshopper…thank the Heavens some things never change.

Bossy, stubborn, and hot as homemade sin, Cilla fell in love with his scaly behind when they were just kids. And, all this time later, not one damn thing has changed. Year after year, she resisted every wand-waving, fanged-tooth, fur-wearing Tom, Dick, and Hairy who dared to swagger to her door, just waitin’ for the day her Dragon would return…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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tides of vengeanceTIDES OF VENGEANCE: THE ORISHA’S OF AYE’ A PARANORMAL URBAN FANTASY by Tatum James

VS note: Saw this one mentioned on the WOC In romance site.

Running from the tragedy that is her life in Orun. Goddess Yemoja escapes to Aye’. In her new home, she hopes to start a new chapter with a renewed spirit. Her best friend Orula accompanies her on her journey to live in the earth realm.

The duo become special crimes detectives bringing justice to those who fall prey to rapist and domestic violence. With her new career hitting so lose to the life she ran from, Yemoja, now known as Detective Bahari Moon, must keep it together or risk falling apart.

With a deep dark secret that even Orula, Detective Elan Wise, can’t see; she must come to terms with her past or be consumed by it.

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darkest sinnerDARKEST SINNER (THE DARK ONES SAGA BOOK 5) by Rachel Van Dyken

I’ve always known pain. Existence. Night. Made a sinner. Without a soul to keep me tethered to the world I so desperately want to be a part of but am damned to rule…
Life isn’t living. Not when everyone sees you as enemy number one, King of the demon race and yet something much more… powerful and sinister pulses beneath the surface of my skin. It started when I met her, the power surging under my fingertips like the cruel universe was finally answering my screams at night for something more. And just like that, the memories come, only I don’t know if they’re mine or someone else’s entirely…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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morganMORGAN – ROBINSON DESTRUCTION by Kathi S Barton

Anna didn’t know what to do with the man who acted like he was attached to her hip. Every time she moved, just to get up and move to the bathroom, he’d be right there with her, helping her into a panic attack. Not really, but that was what it felt like to her.Morgan wasn’t sure what he’d have to do to convince Anna that he wouldn’t just up an leave her. She was a tiger too, and she knew they were mates just as well as he did. But for some reason he couldn’t get her to trust him.

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dread of nightDREAD OF NIGHT (CRITTER CATCHERS BOOK 7) by Hank Edwards

Something big is prowling the woods around Parson’s Hollow, and Demetrius Singleton is afraid it’s another wolfman. The sudden arrival of Cody’s niece, Summer, and the strange behavior of Demetrius’ Aunt Amelia distract the two newlyweds from investigating until they learn some people have gone missing and others have been violently murdered. Demetrius and Cody now realize they are the only two with enough experience to stop whatever lurks in the woods.

Refusing to believe in a paranormal entity, Deputy Lucia Durant calls in a State Police sergeant, and Cody and Demetrius are surprised to find it’s Hap Blanchard, an officer they’ve worked with before who’s more open to paranormal possibilities. Soon, Demetrius, Cody, Lucia, and Hap are joined by a number of familiar friends who help them race the countdown to the next full moon and solve their most deadly and personal case yet.

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wolf of sightWOLF OF SIGHT: BOOK 5 OF THE GYPSY HEALER SERIES by Quinn Loftus

To become a witch or not to become a witch? That is the question. At least that’s the question Kara, Heather, and Stella, three of the gypsy healers, are facing. The high fae ambassador, Perizada, the new gypsy healers, and a host of wolves are in a race against time to create the witch army the dark fae, Volcan, desires. And they must somehow figure out a way to keep the healers, beings of pure goodness and light, from turning evil under Volcan’s influence. Should be a piece of cake. Meanwhile, the werewolf males are fighting their innate hunger to mark their mates and finish the Blood Rites, thereby keeping their own darkness at bay. If they remain unbound, a chink forms in the packs’ armor, one that Volcan won’t hesitate to exploit when he finds it.

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silver town wolf home for holidaysSILVER TOWN WOLF: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Terry Spear

Gray wolves Meghan MacTire and Sheriff Peter Jorgenson plan to spend the rest of their lives together, and what better time to start forever than Christmas? But they are both harboring dark secrets that are about to surface and threaten their future together. With holiday magic in the air and all Silver Town ready to celebrate, Meghan and Peter have to conquer the past if they’re to have any hope of celebrating this Christmas together.

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harbor for the nightingaleHARBOR FOR THE NIGHTINGALE (STRANJE HOUSE NOVELS BOOK 4) by Kathleen Baldwin

VS note: YA

A girl’s spy school amid Jane Austen’s high society . . .London, 1814. Emperor Napoleon has forced Europe to its knees, and now he plots to seize control of Britain. Miss Maya Barrington, one of Miss Stranje’s unusual girls, must act as a double agent and rely upon her uncanny gift of persuasion to stop Napoleon.

She brought the mystery of India with her . . .Maya is from two different worlds. Her Indian mother died and her father, an English lord, took her away from the warmth of India to cold inhospitable London. She was not welcomed. Especially by her prejudiced stepmother, who sent Maya away to Stranje House, a reform school known for its harsh discipline.

The school’s dark reputation hides the fact that the headmistress, Miss Stranje, is actually training these unusual young ladies to enter the dangerous world of spies, diplomacy, and war.  Stranje House turns out to be the perfect hiding place for Maya—she finally carves out a sense of belonging among these brilliant outcast girls.

But her world turns upside down when Miss Stranje and the girls are drawn into Napoleon’s devious conspiracy.

To protect the friends she now holds dear, and to keep Napoleon and his ruthless spies from destroying the world she has grown to love, Maya agrees to play a duplicitous role. She must enter this treacherous game on the arm of the elusive Lord Kinsworth. Maya can read almost everyone—not so with this young rascal. Quick with a jest and armed with lethal charm, Lord Kinsworth remains just beyond her reach. Can she trust him?

With Britain’s future at risk and those she loves in deadly peril, Maya questions everything she thought she understood about life, love, and loyalty.

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claimed by the dragon kayla wolfCLAIMED BY THE DRAGON (DRAGON VALLEY BOOK 8) by Kayla Wolf

Olivia is nothing if not laser-focused, especially now that she’s on a mission. Absolutely nothing can distract her, least of all that annoyingly handsome and very cocky guy who’s on her heels the minute she sets out…She’s certainly not interested in him and his unbelievably muscular torso. Not at all. Too bad that she’ll have to team up with him to achieve her goal…

Damien is a party animal who’s used to women drooling over him. It’s called animal magnetism, baby. The thrill of the hunt is what interests him, definitely not the ridiculous notion of soulmates. I mean, who needs soulmates? But things change when Damien suddenly finds himself burning with a purpose he’s never felt before. And the only one who can help him on his mission is a green-eyed beauty. All he needs to do is win her over…Piece of cake, really.  But why are his usual tactics, his legendary prowess with the ladies, not working on her? Why does she stir feelings in his core that he didn’t know existed?  And why does his beast want to claim her and kiss her senseless before the night is over?

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fire songFIRE SONG (DAUGHTERS OF AVALON BOOK 4) by Tanya Ann Crosby

Praised for her beauty and grace, deep down, Seren Pendragon fears a tempest rising inside her. Her mother is a witch, her sisters are in peril, and she has been promised to a beast of a man who’s already murdered one king. When she and her youngest sister seize the opportunity for escape neither realizes how much their struggle will cost, and it will take a terrible tragedy to unleash Seren’s inner fire and true nature. The Bastard of Warkworth is no stranger to misfortune. Everything he held dear vanished one night in a wisp of smoke and fire, and he has been scarred by his encounters with Seren’s own mother, Morwen Pendragon. Even so, when one of the witch’s daughters finds herself in trouble, Wilhelm must find the champion within and ride to her rescue.

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blacque bleuBLACQUE/BLEU (ARACADA BOOK 1) by Belinda McBride

A closeted werewolf and a dying vampire give in to desire and make an unusual and powerful connection.
Lukas Blacque is a deeply closeted werewolf, and almost more than anything in life, he desires his neighbor, Oliver Bleu. Oliver is a vampire who is slowly dying from insomnia. More than anything, he needs Lukas Blacque and the rich blood that flows through his veins.
On the day that Blacque makes an important commitment to his family and pack, he also succumbs to temptation and agrees to a passionate weekend with the alluring vampire. At sunset on Friday, it’s all about urgent lust and the drive to lose his virginity. When the sun rises on Monday, lust has shifted to love and devotion. He’s not sure he can walk away, even for the commitment he’s made. He’s even less sure Bleu will let him go.
In Blacque’s world, vampires and werewolves make uneasy bedfellows, and a gay werewolf is an impossibility. In Bleu’s world, all living creatures are little more than vessels for food and sex. But in the mysterious and magical town of Arcada, the unexpected is always waiting right around the corner. Now Blacque and Bleu just need to survive long enough for Arcada’s magic to work for them.

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warrior moonTHE WARRIOR MOON (ASCENDANT BOOK 3) by K Arsenault Rivera

Barsalayaa Shefali, famed Qorin adventurer, and the spoiled divine warrior empress, O-Shizuka, have survived fights with demon armies, garnered infamy, and ruled an empire. Raised together since birth, then forced into exile after their wedding, and reunited amidst a poisonous invasionthese bold warrior women have faced monumental adventures and catastrophic battles.

As they come closest to fulfilling the prophecy of generationsShefali and Shizuka will face their greatest test yet.

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sounds familiarSOUNDS FAMILIAR (TERRA NOCTEM BOOK 1) by Dana Marie Bell

The world can be a harsh place for a wolf familiar seeking her bonded sorcerer. All Carol wants is a sorcerer to bond to and a home to call her own. So when Jonah Sound walks in, she’s found someone that not only attracts her magic but her body and heart as well. The fact that he’s got her dream job makes her ecstatic. The chemistry between them sparks something more than the normal familiar sorcerer bond, leaving Carol to hope that Jonah could be her forever home.

Jonah sound has had many familiars, but none call to him the way Carol Voss does. She’s had a rough life,  but she’s come out of it with a keen intellect and calm bravery that make her a worthy partner, both as a cop and a sorcerer. Her dainty size and almost innocent gaze stir all of his protective instincts, but it’s her heart he wants to capture and hold forever.

The job of a magical crimes unit detective can be dangerous. Hunting a sorcerer who kills for power puts both Jonah and Carol’s lives on the line. Finding love amidst the chaos of a murder investigation seems impossible. Fortunately for Carol, her sorcerer eats impossible for breakfast.

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seduced by a demon kingSEDUCED BY A DEMON KING (ETERNAL MATES PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 17) by Felicity Heaton

Saddled with a crown he never wanted, King Tegan of the Second Realm of demons is a warrior born for war stuck ruling in a time of peace, bound by the pact that cost his brother his life. Chafed by the ties that have held him shackled to his throne for the last thousand years, Tegan plans an escape from his prison—one stolen night meant to give him a taste of freedom, but one that will lead him to the greatest battle of his life.

A fight to claim the heart of a bewitching fae female who might be his fated mate.

According to many in her clan, and the idiotic incubi who infest the fae town where she lives, Suki puts the suck in succubus. Down on her luck, and in danger of being kicked out of the family she loves, she’s determined to prove her worth by bagging and tagging a powerful male. When she sets eyes on a mysterious, panty-melting demon warrior in a nightclub, things finally seem to be going her way, but his shadowed aura and guardedness warns he won’t be an easy mark.

Seducing him is going to be the fight of her life.
When the battle is done, will the victor have the forever they want, or will this war cost them both everything?

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grave importanceGRAVE IMPORTANCE (A DR. GRETA VAN HELSING NOVEL BOOK 3) by Vivian Shaw

VS Note: Not a romance but of course the mention of mummies caught my eye! A release of interest this week…

Oasis Natrun: a private, exclusive, highly secret luxury health spa for mummies, high in the hills above Marseille, equipped with the very latest in therapeutic innovations both magical and medical. To Dr. Greta Helsing, London’s de facto mummy specialist, it sounds like paradise. But when Greta is invited to spend four months there as the interim clinical director, it isn’t long before she finds herself faced with a medical mystery that will take all her diagnostic skill to solve.
A peculiar complaint is spreading among her mummy patients, one she’s never seen before. With help from her friends and colleagues — including Dr. Faust (yes, that Dr. Faust), a sleepy scribe-god, witches, demons, a British Museum curator, and the inimitable vampyre Sir Francis Varney — Greta must put a stop to this mysterious illness before anybody else crumbles to irreparable dust…
…and before the fabric of reality itself can undergo any more structural damage.

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stormriseSTORMRISE by Jillian Boehme

VS note: Not romance but intriguing. Kind of Mulan-ish…

If Rain weren’t a girl, she would be respected as a Neshu combat master. Instead, her gender dooms her to a colorless future. When an army of nomads invades her kingdom, and a draft forces every household to send one man to fight, Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wants.

Knowing she’ll be killed if she’s discovered, Rain purchases powder made from dragon magic that enables her to disguise herself as a boy. Then she hurries to the war camps, where she excels in her training—and wrestles with the voice that has taken shape inside her head. The voice of a dragon she never truly believed existed.

As war looms and Rain is enlisted into an elite, secret unit tasked with rescuing the High King, she begins to realize this dragon tincture may hold the key to her kingdom’s victory. For the dragons that once guarded her land have slumbered for centuries . . . and someone must awaken them to fight once more.

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a dream so darkA DREAM SO DARK (THE NIGHTMARE-VERSE BOOK 2) by L L McKinney

Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates high school), Alice must cross the Veil to rescue her friends and stop the Black Knight once and for all. But the deeper she ventures into Wonderland, the more topsy-turvy everything becomes. It’s not until she’s at her wits end that she realizes—Wonderland is trying to save her.

There’s a new player on the board; a poet capable of using Nightmares to not only influence the living but raise the dead. This Poet is looking to claim the Black Queen’s power—and Alice’s budding abilities—as their own.

Dreams have never been so dark in Wonderland, and if there is any hope of defeating this mystery poet’s magic, Alice must confront the worst in herself, in the people she loves, and in the very nature of fear itself.

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temporal locumTEMPORAL LOCUM by Wendie Nordgren

She thought it was a harmless piece of costume jewelry.
She believed monsters only existed in fiction, and magic was only sleight of hand.
She had no faith in the loyalty or love of men.

Bronwyn, a fashion design student, is learning that talent, hard work, and dedication aren’t always enough. Desperately grasping at the unraveling threads of her life, she hopes to prove her worth by winning the couture Halloween costume contest. However, a chance encounter on a busy street corner and an unfortunate accident change the course of her existence. Suddenly, she finds herself alone in a world of nightmarish, bloodthirsty monsters, and she doesn’t know who to trust.

Long ago, magic, unable to thrive but impossible to be destroyed, was forced to flee from our world. Bound inextricably with good, evil, light, and darkness, magic found a new home for itself and its people. However, to co-exist with the new world, magic required a host. When the burden grows too heavy, she passes the Temporal Locum to her successor, and until she embraces her powers, the world is cast into chaos…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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bid my soul farewellBID MY SOUL FAREWELL  by Beth Revis

Lunar Island is trying to heal. The necromantic plague that ravaged the land has been eradicated, and Emperor Auguste, the young and charming leader of the Allyrian Empire, has a plan: rid the island of necromancy once and for all. Though Greggori “Grey” Astor wants what’s best for his people, he knows that allying himself with Auguste threatens the one person he loves most: necromancer Nedra Brysstain. Feeling like he already failed to save Nedra once, Grey becomes determined to help the Emperor rebuild Lunar Island while still keeping Nedra safe from harm.

Back at the quarantine hospital, Nedra’s army of revenants are growing increasingly inhuman by the day. Wracked with guilt for imprisoning their souls, Nedra vows to discover a way to free the dead while still keeping her sister by her side.

But still reeling from the trauma of the plague, the people of Lunar Island are looking for someone to blame, and Grey can only protect Nedra for so long. And when Nedra and Grey are thrust into a battle with an even more terrifying adversary, Nedra will be pushed to the darkest depths of her necromantic powers. But can Grey let her go that far?

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unearthedUNEARTHED: A DEATH SEEKER NOVEL by Cecy Robson

Fae was once a flourishing paradise. Until Death turned greedy and destroyed it, targeting the creatures who inhabited it. Those who survived escaped to Earth’s realm, but Death wasn’t far behind . . .

Olivia Finn is just another pixie trying to blend in among humans and hide from the death hounds who devoured her family. Clinging to the talisman that keeps her veiled from those who hunt her, she believes she is safe. . .. Until Death finds her and discovers she’s immune to its grip.

Now that Olivia’s power is unearthed, she is sought by Fae who see her as their savior and stalked by dark entities compelled to destroy her. Can she trust the King of the Dead who has sworn to train and protect her? Or should she obey her instincts that warn he desires more?
Olivia can no longer hide from Death. To survive, she must seek it.

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VS Note: Reminder PETS IN SPACE 4 is up for pre-order and releases October 8th (my birthday)!

For a limited time only! Pets in Space® 4 is proud to present 13 amazing, original new stories! Join the adventures as today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors take you on a journey to another world. Pets in Space® proudly supports Hero-Dogs.org, a non-profit charity that provides service animals to veterans and first responders in need. Join New York Times, USA TODAY and Award-winning Bestselling authors S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Tiffany Roberts, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie Green, Donna McDonald, Regine Abel, Alexis Glynn Latner, JC Hay, E.D. Walker, Kyndra Hatch, and Cassandra Chandler for another exciting Pets in Space® anthology. Get the stories before they are gone!

Proud supporters of Hero-Dogs.org, Pets in Space® authors have donated over $7,100 in the past two years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans and first responders. .. Amazon      Apple Books     Kobo     Nook      Google

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VS Note: My ancient Egyptian paranormal romance novels! All the links and details are on one page on my blog.

 

Gods of Egypt Series all 9 books

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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:

September 18

September 11

September 4

August 28

The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

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

 

 

New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday September 18

warlord unarmedAs 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 UNARMED (CHAMELE BARBARIAN WARLORDS BOOK 3) by Cynthia Sax

VS note: I one clicked this! Author states the book is based on a much shorter story sharing the same title. I’m always to have MORE from this author!

Murad, a technology-loving Chamele Warlord, has to track down and eliminate a rogue warrior before that male ends Murad’s reign. Permanently.

When a pieced-together wreck of a ship enters the sector without authorization, Murad assumes it is piloted by an ally of his enemy and decides to blow the battered vessel out of open space.

Then he hears the voice of its sole occupant and his orders and his priorities immediately shift. The captain of the ship is his gerel, the one female he’s genetically compatible with—the light to his darkness, his future, his everything.

He will protect her…even if it costs him his life.

Bounty hunter Gale doesn’t want or need protection. She has entered Chamele space on a rescue mission. A tall, muscular, half-naked barbarian with humor-lit eyes and gentle hands won’t distract her from that purpose, no matter what he tries.

A broken ship and an enemy focused on revenge do interfere with her plans. Gale’s goal changes from saving a friend to saving herself. The only being who can increase her chances of survival is the one Warlord she can’t resist.

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so you think you can marry an alienSO YOU THINK YOU CAN MARRY AN ALIEN: STARGAZER REALITY SHOW BRIDES #1 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Tasha Black

VS Note: Always a good week when Taska has a new book out!

Margot Lane thought she had an exciting life – plenty of fans, lots of money, and even her dream role on a hit TV show. But when she busts out of the most expensive and exclusive celebrity fat camp on the east coast, things really get interesting.

Pursued by personal trainers, Margot takes an opportunity to duck out of sight. But she realizes she may have gone from the frying pan into the fire when she finds out that she’s “hiding” on the set of the hot new reality show that’s captured the imagination of the entire planet.

And it doesn’t help that the star of the show is the most achingly gorgeous man she’s ever seen.

Kent and his brothers have traveled from planet Aerie to Earth to take human females as mates and pleasure them into unbreakable interplanetary relations. As part of the project, Kent agrees to star on a reality show, meant to let humans see how relatable aliens are. When he meets a mysterious young woman, he begins to understand the pent-up cravings and desperate demands of his new human body.

Can Margot keep her identity under wraps when the cameras are on? Or will Kent help her do everything she thinks she can’t?

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karosKAROS: STAR CROSSED ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Susan Hayes

Looking for love on all the wrong planets? Try the Star-Crossed Dating Agency.
Karos might have survived the war on Romak, but it left scars on his body, and his heart.
Now he’s on Earth, assigned to guard the first alien embassy. His purpose is simple – protect his new home and everyone in it. This time, he won’t fail in his mission.
This book contains a bodyguard who can kick ass in high heels, and a war-weary dragon who is about to learn that love is the only battle you have to surrender to win.

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when shes readyWHEN SHE’S READY: A SCIFI ROMANCE NOVELLA by Ruby Dixon

To get amnesty on a remote farm planet, ex-con Tassar has to marry an alien – specifically, a strange looking creature called a ‘human’. When he sees gorgeous, delicate Leilani, though, all of his plans change. He wants more than just a marriage of convenience. He wants her forever, but only when she’s ready.

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ThetaTHETA: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY (CYBORG COWBOYS OF CARBON COUNTY BOOK 4) by Elsa Jade

VS note: I have LOVED this series, so different! One clicked the book…

The cyborg cowboys of Carbon County thought they’d won the day…The Theta shroud designation was always meant to be an outsider—a spy and saboteur lurking on the fringes of the elite cyborg soldiers. So even as he built a personality out of the dust of Diamond Valley, Montana, Troy Lehigh stayed apart from his brothers while they lived and loved. A Theta could never hope for such a bond.

His only desire, from the first moment he stole his consciousness from the soulless programming that controlled him, was to destroy the consortium that doomed him to solitude. He would’ve done it too, except his brothers chose love over war and trapped him in their midst.
But then, a hundred and fifty years ago, he met a sassy soiled dove in a Montana saloon…
Nell Dearly had wandered too far from home and was struggling to survive. But the long-lost farm girl has no idea just how far out she’ll go.

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red planet dragons of tajss book zewroRED PLANET DRAGONS OF TAJSS (BOOK ZERO) by Miranda Martin

Riley – I was never meant to find out. No one was supposed to know. Yet I do.
I know what’s coming and it’s up to me to stop it, for the survival of my entire race.

Angota – We destroyed Tajss to save it from ourselves. I’ve never doubted our cause.
Until her. Until I find a secret plan that betrays everything my warrior race has ever stood for. Honor, respect, and treasuring our females. This alien female, this human woman, changes everything.

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hunted grace goodwinHUNTED (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES BOOK 17) by Grace Goodwin

VS Note: I love this series and this one sounds so good. One-clicked!

Trapped. Tortured. Only she can save him from the Hive.
Vice Admiral Niobe has resisted the temptation of the Interstellar Brides Program for years, certain there is no male in the universe willing to sacrifice his vision of a perfect life to be with her. Shocked to be matched to her father’s home world of Everis, she transports, expecting to find an eager mate waiting for her. Instead, she arrives within a secret Hive integration center to find him resisting a merciless enemy.

Elite Hunter Quinn might have been captured by the Hive, but he’ll sacrifice anything to save the mate he never expected… never imagined would appear like an angel in the middle of hell. A warrior in her own right, Niobe’s too stubborn to leave him behind. And even if they escape the Hive, their personal scars run deep. Battle and bloodshed are easy. But healing a wounded warrior’s heart? That may prove impossible.

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chilling effectCHILLING EFFECT: A NOVEL by Valerie Valdes

VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note this week…got this from the Interstellar Flight Magazine blog.

Captain Eva Innocente and the crew of La Sirena Negra cruise the galaxy delivering small cargo for even smaller profits. When her sister Mari is kidnapped by The Fridge, a shadowy syndicate that holds people hostage in cryostasis, Eva must undergo a series of unpleasant, dangerous missions to pay the ransom.

But Eva may lose her mind before she can raise the money. The ship’s hold is full of psychic cats, an amorous fish-faced emperor wants her dead after she rejects his advances, and her sweet engineer is giving her a pesky case of feelings. The worse things get, the more she lies, raising suspicions and testing her loyalty to her found family.

To free her sister, Eva will risk everything: her crew, her ship, and the life she’s built on the ashes of her past misdeeds. But when the dominoes start to fall and she finds the real threat is greater than she imagined, she must decide whether to play it cool or burn it all down.

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brute luna hunterBRUTE (WARRIORS OF KAIZON BOOK 5) by Luna Hunter

IBALEN – Finally, I have reached Earth! I will slay the weak males and claim their fertile women. I shall usher in a new golden age and lead my Kaizon brothers to total domination! But first, I will father a thousand sons…That’s my plan. Until I see her. A human female, so small and weak compared to my raw, brute strength… and yet, merely looking at her makes my two hearts race. And her scent! It drives me absolutely wild!
I must know her name. I must know everything about her. I must have her. She must be mine.

EILEEN – My mission was an easy one: Go to the caves and find a crystal. Being abducted by a rogue, dominant, drop-dead gorgeous Kaizon warrior hellbent on taking over Earth was definitely not part of the plan.
Yet I find myself abducted by the hottest, tallest alien I’ve ever seen all the same. His brooding look tells me he’s up to no good, and despite his savage nature… my stomach flutters. I must escape — or I will lose my heart to this brute.

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faros layla nashFAROS (THE SRAIBUR CREW BOOK 1) by Layla Nash and Juno Wells

Sometimes a pirate has to choose between love and booty…Fleet lawyer Violet Newfield reluctantly agreed to defend a rogue pirate captain against murder charges, but never expected to be kidnapped in his dramatic prison escape. When Faros ignores all legal precedent and drags her into ungoverned space on his pirate ship, she’ll do whatever it takes to get free and back to her friends on the Galaxos before she’s implicated in any crimes.

Xaravian captain Faros has a deadline: if he doesn’t pay a debt in less than a week, his ship and crew are forfeit. And the Tyboli are not known for giving extensions. The last thing he needs is the sexy Earther distracting him from the mission, but he can’t help noticing her fiery temper and strict adherence to the law. He’s just waiting for the opportunity to corrupt her…When time runs out and they face the choice of saving themselves or an innocent crew, will Faros choose his love of the Earther over money and his ship, and do the right thing?

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truth about cinderTHE TRUTH ABOUT CINDER by Alta Hensley

There are hushed whispers about a wicked and decadent place known as the Palace of Lazar. A prince with insatiable tastes and the women who cater to it all. Feasts of pleasure, lust, and forbidden acts… all submitting to the sensual allure of the Harem.
But behind its bejeweled façade of luxury and pleasure lies a haunting and evil truth. A dark and perverse world that only the strong can survive.
A truth Cinder is about to learn when her fairytale dreams become twisted into a macabre masquerade of dancing vices. Will she succumb to the demands of her current story, or cling to her fairytale ending?

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briaBRIA (LEAGUE OF ALIGNED WORLDS BOOK 1) by Mikayla Lane

The shadow governments of Earth are complicit in the alien kidnappings of innocent citizens from all over the world. Traded among the darker denizens of the galaxy, humans command high prices as slaves, experimental subjects, and worse.

The League of Aligned Worlds (LAW), is the only thing that stands between these helpless human victims and the dark fate that awaits them on lawless worlds. A collective of sentient planets with highly advanced technology, LAW, actively monitors Earth and similar worlds for abductions.

In the majority of cases, LAW, rescues the victims, apprehends the kidnappers, and resettles those who cannot go back home on compatible worlds. These are the stories of the humans, who cannot return to Earth, and the new worlds that they now call home.

Bria Carmon’s life had never been the greatest, but the icing on the already stale cake was being kidnapped by aliens and told she was going to be a slave on another planet. Life expectancy: Five years. Things didn’t get much better when Bria was rescued and found out she couldn’t go back home. Instead, she would be forced to resettle on a strange, unfamiliar world. A planet that was chosen for her based on nothing more than a questionnaire.

As the king of the ruling Cadrake Clan of the planet Empari, Thrain Cadrake anxiously awaited the arrival of the first human to ever test compatible for resettlement on his planet. Unable to greet the human at the LAW transport ship, Thrain had sent his soul brother, hoping the human would appreciate the honor he was bestowing on them. He never expected his most trusted friend would be coerced into trying to kill the human and jeopardize Empari’s membership in the League of Worlds.

As treachery, misunderstandings, and culture shock threaten Bria’s life and sanity, she and Thrain will have to learn to trust one another to save Empari’s seat in the League of Aligned Worlds, and secure Bria’s place on the only planet she ever felt was truly home.

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julian serena simpsonJULIAN (THE A’ROUK BROTHERS BOOK 4) by Serena Simpson

Aliya wasn’t the type to stumble through life blindly. She tiptoed gently with blinders on allowing her to only see what was in front of her. It was supposed to keep her safe.
She forgot when evil came after you it didn’t care about your desire to be safe. It was easy to be in the wrong place at the right time. Now she was paying the price.
They said they wanted her blood, but they really wanted her life.
Julian was getting away from it all. Sometimes there was such a thing as too much family. He dare not say that to his. When you were an alien on an alien planet you were expected to stick close together.
The Earth has been his home for hundreds of years, it no longer felt alien. He struck out on his own and did the last thing his family expected of him—short-order cook for a hole in the wall restaurant—a hole in the wall he loved.
He might have spent the next ten years there if Aliya hadn’t stumbled in starving and looking for a hero. He was no one’s hero, but Aliya could make him believe when she looked at him.
He was fine with letting the Earth battle their own monsters until those monsters came for Aliya. Now he would move not only the Earth but the heavens to keep her safe.

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zerberuZEBERU (TRIDENT ALLIANCE MAIL ORDER BRIDES BOOK 3) by Athena Storm

Probably not a good sign when you start reading the refund policy on your mail order bride…Vera Kronus has only choice after a long criminal career. Stay shackled and wait for her transport to a brutal prison planet or switch her ID and be sent to who knows where in the galaxy. She chooses the second option.

And wakes up on a planet where she’s the promised Companion to the most brilliant scientist in the Alliance. He’s been working on a new engine to bring parity against the Coalition. But his work life balance is suffering and his superiors determine that he needs a…Companion.

They thought they ordered the perfect mate. What they got instead was Vera – a human woman whose been sentenced for over twenty counts of grand larceny and fraud.
She has no idea how to cook food for an Alzhon. She has no idea about their customs. She’s sassy, independent, and fiery. With a figure that can send you into a supernova.
The sweet, caring, cosmically handsome and trusting Zerberu should be an easy mark then, right? Wrong. Because there’s one thing Vera never realized in her life of theft and crime.
That a quiet alien would steal her own heart.

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tonxTONX: BOOK 3 IN THE GALACTIC SEDUCTION SERIES by Lula Monk

When Petra is auctioned off as a breeder in the Hub, the space station that serves as a literal breeding ground for clients of the interstellar company Galactic Continuity, she doesn’t quite know what to think of the godlike man before her. No, not man. Alien. For though the creature who purchased her looks human, no human has glowing sigils pulsating across his skin.

Tonx is a humorous, fun-loving space explorer who returned to his home planet Olympia to discover that the Titans, his species, had severely dwindled in number. That is how Tonx found himself here in the Hub, bidding on the bronze-skinned Earthling woman. She is fearless and brave in a way that makes Tonx excited to repopulate Olympia.

But the Earth woman Petra has no desire to mate with Tonx, and she couldn’t care less about his species. Will Tonx be able to woo Petra and show her their kind aren’t so different after all, or will Petra succeed in convincing Tonx to relinquish ownership of her and return her to Earth?

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ravished by the escapeeRAVISHED BY THE ESCAPEE (PROJECT: SHORTCUT BOOK 1) by Jade Waltz

Ashley was thirty-five with no hope of finding love. The Area 51 raid may not have gone as planned, but she was still going to celebrate the best way she knew how: by hiring an alien cosplayer for one delicious night. Xizi didn’t think he’d see the light of day again. That is until the Fates smiled upon him and he was able to escape.
Will Xizi find his enax before it’s too late? And will Ashley agree to leave Earth to never return again?

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zarikZARIK (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 12) by Elin Wyn

Zarik would do anything to regain his honor. Even step out of the shadows to try to help one of the frail human females regain her memory. But with every clue, he’s less interested in righting the wrongs of his own past, and more about keeping her safe.
Keeping her at his side. Just keeping her.

Miri has no past.Waking alone in the forest, she stumbles into a strange new world, with giant alien warriors living along side humans. And a devastating war that somehow she missed. Or did she?

Zarik is determined to find out what happened to her. But is she just a path to scrub away the stain of his past? Or is there something more growing between them?

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captive iona stromCAPTIVE: NOMADICAN MATES SERIES 1 by Iona Strom and L S Anders

VS Note: Listed in Erotica.

Ivey’s Abduction – I awoke on a strange planet, naked and shackled by my throat to a wall. A bidding war begins, and I’m sold as a sex slave where the only way to ensure my survival is to pleasure the males aboard the spaceship where I must serve.
Unprepared for what these males have to offer, I’m shocked at how easily I succumb. What I find more surprising is how much I crave being under the hands of one male in particular, one male that might be my ticket home.

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bound and betrayedBOUND AND BETRAYED (SAVAGE WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Jude Gray

I know what it’s like to be enslaved by an alien…When I leave the colony for a day at the lively and exciting Frizian Outpost, I never expect my life to change forever. Again.
I’m a former human slave, freed by the Zyrnx Warriors and given sanctuary on the colony as I await transport back to Earth.
But when I see a wild and injured Madixx male, caged and tormented by his captors, all it takes is a single glance for me to know I won’t rest until I free him.
Everyone knows the Madixx are dangerous–and maybe he is. But I am haunted by his eyes.
Should I believe this huge, wild man is capable of love, or should I ignore my heart and take what may be my last chance to return to my world?

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my aliens babyMY ALIEN’S BABY (DRACI ALIEN ROMANCE) by Stasia Black

Ezo is an alien who’s crazy about all things Earth. He can’t wait to get there in person and experience it all for himself—pizza, chocolate, flirting… After a lifetime of being alone on his old planet, he’ll finally have a place he can call home. But when he arrives, a mate has already been chosen for him. Ana is waiting as soon as he exits his shuttle. She’s beautiful, colorful, and seems as excited to meet him as he is her. He’s never known such happiness. Everything is perfect.…Until it’s not.

Because Ezo isn’t a free man. He has a mission to accomplish. One that his entire race is depending on. But accomplishing his mission could mean having to leave his beautiful Ana behind.

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kais captiveKAI’S CAPTIVE (ALIENS OF ATLANTIS BOOK 2) by Skylar Rain and JL Madore

Josie’s life turns upside-down when she arrives on Atlantis. No longer a top engineer, she spends her days on a maintenance crew scrubbing tubes and doing her best to win the support of her crewmates. She wasn’t expecting the practical joke that sent her into the path of Kai, an Atlantean warrior, or his unnatural pheromones which are enough to undo any woman’s self-control.

The last thing Kai needs is another human female throwing herself at him but something about Josie catches him off guard when she unexpectedly stumbles into his arms. Now he has to keep her at arm’s length while they search the bowels of the city for the scientist who’s secrets put them all at risk.

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fatal extractionFATAL EXTRACTION (THE CHIKARA REVOLUTION BOOK 1) by Evangeline Rain

Nirvana Faust had led her crew of space pirates through years of successful raids without a hitch but now her lucky streak had ended. She’d flown straight into an ambush laid by the General of Panderon, from whom she had stolen weapons eight years ago. He would prosecute her for her crime unless she was willing to take on a mission for him – infiltrate the stronghold of Chikara and extract the war plans.

In order for the mission to succeed, she would need help from the man who had defected from Chikara. She was expecting to work with a seasoned soldier, not a much younger man who looked like he’d spent more time with books than guns.
But Nirvana should have known better than to judge a book by its cover.

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gate questGATE QUEST (STAR KINGDOM BOOK 5) by Lindsay Buroker

VS Note: Not romance (as far as I can tell – the series is on my To Be Read List) but I do love her writing!

Roboticist extraordinaire Casmir Dabrowski has a new nemesis: astroshaman leader Kyla Moonrazor. She’s stolen the ancient wormhole gate the king ordered Casmir to retrieve, and she’s entrenched in an underwater base on a forsaken moon. Moonrazor is more educated and more experienced than Casmir, and she has legions of killer robots and cyborg defenders on her side. Casmir has his friends and… a submarine named the Waddler.

As if his task wasn’t daunting enough, his old competitor, mercenary Captain Tenebris Rache, is on the same quest, and he’ll do anything to keep the Kingdom from getting that gate. If Casmir can’t find a way to defeat them, the king will never let him return to his home, his family, and the career he loves.

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taken by the alien dragonTAKEN BY THE ALIEN DRAGON (GALACTIC ALPHA’S CONQUEST BOOK 5) by Stella Cassy

VS Note: Sort of odd, she put out 3 books in one day, that had been scheduled through October and November as far as my notes showed. I did notice the reviews became scarce and somewhat problematic after the first book …so, my compromise was to list this one for those who are following the series and be aware there are two more now available as well. I have NOT read any of them. I guess we’ll see how it goes, as far as any more books from her or on the reviews front. I sure liked her covers!

He betrayed his people for nothing…Moddoc’s people can never know the reason for why he hesitated to sound the alarm during a devastating battle. When he falls into the clutches of human pirate Essie Black, he knows no one is coming to his rescue. Even though she’s his enemy, she lights a fire inside his cold dragon’s heart that he’ll have to ignore. And he’ll have to bide his time if he’s going to make it off her ship in one piece.

Her laughter brings destruction…There’s no honor in picking over a fleeing army for the best bits of loot. Who needs it when there are drakons to capture? With Moddoc at her mercy, Essie will gleefully bring the Hielsrane to their knees. But when the tables are turned and the slave collar is around her neck, she finds herself on the steamy end of a scorching draconic seduction.

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khorMINERS OF DJAROMIR: KHOR by Leora Gonzales

K’hor, Warlord of Hamuir, was stuck between a rock and hard place…Literally.
On Djaromir, a remote and desolate mining planet, K’hor and two fellow warlords rule a rugged, but desperate people. With few females remaining, the miners of Djaromir must find new mates or face extinction. When the opportunity arises to rescue Earth-women kidnapped, K’hor sees a new future for his people.

With the new brides under his protection, he hopes that a little time alone with his men will be enough to convince at least some of the women to stay —specifically the one he realizes is his mate.

Juniper wanted a family, not a kidnapping and hostage situation…Applying for the Bridal Pact had taken every ounce of courage Juniper had left in her compact 5’2’’ body. High hopes for a new future had burst into flames the moment she realized her bridal liaison was nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing—or in this case a human trafficker in a cheap dress suit.
Waking on a harsh alien world, Junie knew her plans had gone poof. Blaming it on her bad luck, she’s ready to throw in the towel and admit defeat when he walks in.
Unable to deny a strange and powerful attraction for her Warlord rescuer, Juniper has some tough decisions to make. Even though it makes no sense, Junie can’t shake the feeling that she belongs here—with him. Djaromir was offering her everything she’d ever wanted, topped with one deliciously alpha, panty-wetting Warlord. Was she crazy or could this be fate’s plan all along?

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time turnsTIME TURNS (OUT OF TIME BOOK 4) by C B Lewis

As a consultant analyst for the most technologically advanced firms in the country, Danny Ferguson knows he’s seen a lot of crazy stuff, but nothing comes close to his newest position at the Temporal Research Institute, the world’s foremost time travel organisation.

The corrupted piece of code Ferguson found on the TRI’s closed network is a serious concern for Lysander O’Donohue, the director of the TRI. Unable to trust his own people—any one of whom might be the source—he’s forced to put all his trust in Danny to solve the mystery of the corrupt code and find the identity of the enemy within.
But when an unexpected temporal gate opens, a straightforward code analysis becomes something a lot more complicated.

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mixed signalsMIXED SIGNALS (OFF THE GRID) by Alyssa Cole

VS note: A re-release

Four years after the Flare, the world is finally starting to rebuild – For Maggie Seong, that means leaving the safety of her family’s cabin for college. She won’t be alone, though—hunky former military cadet Edwin Hernandez, family friend and self-appointed Protector of Maggie’s Virtue, will be there. Maggie would much prefer that Edwin himself dispose of her “innocence,” but he’s already rejected her advances once, and a girl has her pride.

Things look pretty bleak romance-wise until Maggie discovers that Devon, the pre-Flare internet boyfriend she’d assumed was dead, is not only alive but on campus. Despite the passage of time, their bond is strong, and they quickly pick up where they left off. Even as Devon aims for a chance at love IRL—everything Maggie thought she’d wanted—Edwin’s desire to protect her makes her question her heart.

Maggie’s torn between the future she didn’t dare to hope for and the past she can’t let go of. And when a group of neo-Luddite terrorists threaten the campus, everyone’s loyalties will be tested. To ensure that the world doesn’t go back to the dark days following the Flare, Maggie might have to sacrifice it all.

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frost and flameFROST AND FLAME (GODS OF WAR) by Gena Showalter

Bane of Adwaeweth is the most feared immortal warrior in All War history. Possessed by a bloodthirsty beast, he will stop at nothing to win. Then he meets irresistible Nola Lee. He hates the power she wields over him, but she alone can rain vengeance upon his wife’s killer.

Unaware of her destiny to rule as queen of beasts, Nola battles illness, addiction and vulnerability. With Bane, however, she experiences pleasure for the first time, and only wants more. But being with him comes with a terrible price.

With enemies lurking around every corner, Bane and Nola must fight to survive. But time is running out, and neither can resist the sizzling attraction blazing between them. Will their romance save the beast and his beauty, or destroy everything they’ve come to love?

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transforming snowridge book 2TRANSFORMING SNOWRIDGE (STONEFIRE DRAGONS UNIVERSE BOOK 2) by Jessie Donovan

Rhydian Griffiths is the leader of Clan Snowridge in the North of Wales. Not only does he lead his clan, but he also takes care of an orphaned boy on his own. The deadline for any remaining family to collect him expires and Rhydian decides to adopt the boy himself. However, hours later, a human female shows up at his clan’s gate, claiming she’s the boy’s aunt. While he’d usually admire her fire and determination, his dragon says he wants the human, but Rhydian must resist. The last thing he needs is a human living on his clan.

Delaney Murphy spent the last three months jumping through hoops to prove she was Rian’s aunt. When she finally finds the blasted Welsh clan hidden in the mountains, she’s told the deadline expired. Even though they try to scare her by tossing her in a prison cell, the action only makes her more determined. After all, Rian is her only family. Provided she can ignore how the serious dragon clan leader looks at her long enough to come up with a plan, she’ll be able to raise her nephew as her own.

As Rhydian tries to ignore the female, a threat reminds him of why any human inside Snowridge could be in danger. He has to work together with Delaney to ensure not only her safety but Rian’s as well. Of course, it might mean giving up the family he’s secretly always wanted but long denied.

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wockedly they danceWICKEDLY THEY DANCE (AFTER DARKNESS FALLS BOOK 3) by May Sage

The world has learned to fear vampires and forgotten another threat. Before the bloodsuckers rose, the gods had perfected one race of predators.
And they’ve decided to hunt again.
Avani was raised in another world, away from the secluded werewolves of Oldcrest, but the Elder Pack was the only place where she could be safe. Until now.
In his hundreds of years, Alexius has lived without allegiance, without purpose.
But when a wounded, hunted wolf crashes into his life, everything changes.

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last vampire book 5THE LAST VAMPIRE: BOOK 5 by R A Steffan and Jaelynne Woolf

Broke ex-waitresses aren’t supposed to have archenemies. Seriously, that kind of crap is way above our pay grade. We certainly aren’t supposed to have multiple supernatural beings competing for the title of “scariest nemesis.” Yet that’s where I find myself, now that the last vampire on Earth is no longer the last vampire on Earth.

Ransley Thorpe turned his closest friend in a last-ditch effort to save his life. Now all three of us have targets painted on our backs, and the powerful demon who might be able to protect us is the last person in the three realms we should trust.

To survive, we’ll have to rekindle old alliances and rely on friends who have only the barest conception of the danger they’re about to face. One thing is crystal clear—even if we succeed in holding our enemies at bay, my life is about to change in ways I could never have foreseen.

As the only demon/fae/human hybrid in existence, I thought I had problems before.
Silly me. It turns out, I didn’t know when I was well off.

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death in the nightDEATH IN THE NIGHT (LEGACY BOOK 3) by Allyson Lindt

Every lover. Every betrayal. Every death. Kirby remembers it all. The gods will pay for the suffering they’ve caused in this life and those she’s lived before. The only questions are where and how?

She has new allies and lovers, but with a lifetime of betrayal guiding her, she doesn’t know who to turn to. The trickster god who makes it easy to throw caution to the wind? The god of passion who sparks delight, terror, and desire with a single look?

Kirby desperately wants one of those people she trusts to be the berserker who set her on this path both then and now, but lifetimes of playing both sides changes a person.
Time is running out for her to find answers. Both about her lovers, and the gods she seeks to destroy before they can act on the prophecies that will allow them to topple modern empires.
Failure means not just her destruction, but the death of thousands.

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reap and reckonREAP AND RECKON (THE REAPER SERIES BOOK 4) by Lisa Medley

The end is here. As Lucifer’s minions attempt to breach the city of Meridian’s weakening portals, The Reaper Authority Force faces its final battle to save humanity. Desperate to find his partner, lost in the last skirmish, RAF member Samkiel recruits an unlikely ally, Officer Victoria Moreno.

Victoria comes across a decapitated body in the chaos of what she’s thinking of as her own personal zombie apocalypse, and against her better judgment, she alerts the mysteriously compelling man who asked for help in locating his missing friend.

Their discovery of a hellish new monster released upon the city, which attacks Samkiel, opens her eyes to the previously unseen supernatural horrors lurking all around her beloved city. Her faith is tested at every new and terrifying turn.
Reapers are real. Angels are real. Lucifer is real… and they’ve all converged on Meridian.
Prepare yourself for the final and most epic battle yet.

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night and dayNIGHT AND DAY by Mandy Rosko

Cedric is out for one last night of fun and freedom before he ties the knot out of familial duty. Knowing that vampires make outstanding lovers, he drags his best friend to a vampire party in hopes of finding a night of passion that will make memories to last him a lifetime.

Silus is a centennial vampire lord, set to take over leadership of his father’s clan someday. At his birthday celebration, he spots Cedric and feels an instant attraction. It was only supposed to be a bit of harmless fun. But one taste and Silus discovers that Cedric isn’t human, as he’d assumed. In fact, Cedric’s from a race of creatures who are sworn enemies to his vampire kind. A creature whose blood is supposed to be poisonous to them.

But after experiencing the most intense orgasm of his life, Silus found himself addicted to the light in Cedric’s blood. The two men quickly realize that one night could never be enough. Forced to face their families and overcome generations of strife, Cedric and Silus must find a way to be together – even if it means war.

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fire maidens parisFIRE MAIDENS: PARIS (BODYGUARDS AND BILLIONAIRES BOOK 1) by Anna Lowe

Natalie Brewer has come to Paris to live out a dream, not a nightmare. Then a vampire attack exposes her to a whole new side to the City of Lights — and to her own heritage. Before she knows it, she’s swept into a world she never imagined, with gargoyles, werewolves, and dragons who claim she’s descended from a legendary shifter queen. Now her life is in danger, and it’s impossible to know who to trust, other than the mysterious stranger who risks his life for her again and again.

After a decade in the Foreign Legion, all dragon shifter Tristan Chevalier wants is to settle into a civilian life and a new job. His mission: to prove himself to the Guardians of Paris and to protect the city. But all that is threatened when an innocent woman stumbles into his life — and into his heart. Being appointed her bodyguard is a blessing and a curse, because Natalie is absolutely, positively off-limits despite the smoldering desire they both feel. Worse, every shifter in Paris has set their sights on her, from bloodthirsty vampires to power-hungry dragons and jealous rivals. For Tristan, it’s the test of a lifetime, and the outcome will affect the fortunes of an entire city.

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bastard princessTHE BASTARD PRINCESS (A TALES OF TAMARNA NOVEL BOOK 1) by Lula Monk

Zuriya is a bastard, her past unknown and her future bleak. After committing a murder, she has to flee the mountainous kingdom of Skyloria and run for her life . . . literally.

By a trick of fate, she tumbles into the life of Prince Jonnix, the heir apparent of a neighboring kingdom. When the prince and his household mistake her for a highborn lady – one of the many women who sought to woo the prince and become the future queen – Zuriya has to make a choice: maintain the ruse and pretend to be Zuriya of House Omber, or risk death at the hands of a headsman.

And Zuriya wants to live – Especially now that Prince Jonnix has made his intentions known to her . . . But Jonnix has his own secrets, as does his mother, Queen Glycia. And their secrets put Zuriya in more danger than she could ever imagine.

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changing spotsCHANGING SPOTS (CAT SHIFTERS BOOK 5) by Severine Wolfe

That moment when you know exactly what you’re doing and then…
Sarita Gomez had accepted the invitation to the Montana Wolf compound ostensibly to listen to lectures about animal enclosures and breeding problems in the Shifter community. Her own breeding problems. It was time and she wanted a child. Jaguars weren’t sentimental and when her eyes hit on a Leopard, she thought she’d hit the jackpot. Young, stupid, horny. Oh, yes.
From one frozen hellscape to another, Siberia to Montana in winter. Could Raj Tellas life suck any harder? The moment he scents his mate he’s know he’s reached Nirvana. He’s found a woman who will have him. When he finds out he’s nothing more than a genetic material dispenser to her, he quickly turns the tables on her.
Preconceived notions are dashed to pieces and Raj and Sarita are forced to accept reality. Fate has put them together. Both of them must learn to accept some disappointment and learn to appreciate exactly what they have… together.

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rogue skiesROGUE SKIES: A LIMITED EDITION SCIFI AND FANTASY COLLECTION by Various

VS Note: I’m guessing some of these at least will be romance, given the authors.

The skies have gone rogue. Space can’t be tamed. And magic is a law unto itself.
Transport yourself to new worlds where dark magic clashes with witty witches, diabolic demons, feisty fae, and sexy shifters. Or travel through time and space with cosmic spies, space thieves, and telepathic pirates. Add in a dash of Victorian heroes and inhuman soldiers, and you have a one-of-a-kind science fiction and fantasy collection of intoxicating proportions.

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compel meCOMPEL ME (THE LAST VOCARI BOOK 1) by Elena Lawson

I go by Rose. But don’t let the delicate name fool you—I’m all thorns…The polished metal stakes strapped to my thighs have pierced the hearts of so many vampires I’ve lost count. And after five years I still haven’t found him—the vamp with one blue eye and one brown. The one who slaughtered my mother and left me, a child, to sit screaming in a pool of her still-warm blood.

With any luck, he’ll come to me. You see, I’ve made something of a name for myself with my trade. It seems more and more of the bloodsucking bastards seek to find me every day. Each of them wanting to be the one to say they plucked The Black Rose.

It’s not until a group of three finds me that I think I’ve finally met my match. But these aren’t just any nameless, faceless vamps. I know them. Or, at least, I knew them—when they were still human. Worst of all, I owe them a debt.
But paying it means I’ll need to face my worst fear… that I may not be entirely human, either.

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promise of darknessPROMISE OF DARKNESS (DARK COURT RISING BOOK 1) by Bec McMaster

In a realm ruled by magic, the ruthless Queen of Thorns is determined to destroy her nemesis, the cursed Prince of Evernight. With war brewing between the bitter enemies, the prince forces Queen Adaia to uphold an ancient treaty: she will send one of her daughters to his court as a political hostage for three months. The queen insists it’s the perfect opportunity for Princess Iskvien to end the war before it begins. But one look into Thiago’s smoldering eyes and Vi knows she’s no assassin.
The more secrets she uncovers about the prince and his court, the more she begins to question her mother’s motives.

Who is the true enemy? The dark prince who threatens her heart? Or the ruthless queen who will stop at nothing to destroy him? And when the curse threatens to shatter both courts, is her heart strong enough to break it?

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fall of dragons book 5FALL OF DRAGONS (DRAGON DOJO BROTHERHOOD BOOK 5) by Olivia Ash

When I became a dragon, my magic evolved. The shift unlocked something other. Something far more dangerous—and deadly—than anyone expected. There’s an entirely new depth to my magic, and for the first time, I truly have no limits. There are no boundaries to what I can do—and that terrifies everyone who has been trying so desperately to control me.
The fact is, I’m a diamond dragon—the only one of my kind. The only other diamond dragons in history were the gods themselves.
So… what does that make me?
A war is brewing, and try as I might, I can’t help but be in the center of it. The Knights want to use me as propaganda to fuel their anti-dragon message. The Bosses want to break me until I bow before them. Harper needs my help to stop this war before it destroys her entire family.
It’s me and my men against the world, and thank the gods I have them—because in the blink of an eye, everything I ever believed in is destroyed.
Because, even from beyond the grave, my former mentor might have found a way to kill me.

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ride the whirlwindRIDE THE WHIRLWIND: A LOVE ACROSS TIME STORY by Jackie North

Soulmates across time. Two hearts, stronger together. In present day, Maxton is good at finding trouble and bad at everything else. In 1892, Trent Harrington, sheriff of Trinidad, Colorado, lives a respectable but lonely life, devoid of any closeness.
Trying to escape a past that keeps chasing him, Maxton drives south to avoid getting arrested. When his car spins off the road, he is swept up in a desert whirlwind and finds himself in the year 1892. Lost and alone, unused to the laws of the wild west, Maxton gets arrested anyway.

Trent is tasked with escorting Maxton to Trinidad. The request isn’t unusual, but the miscreant is. Maxton draws Trent’s heart out of its shell with his flashing green eyes and lush head of hair. It isn’t right. It isn’t natural. It’s illegal. Yet Trent cannot resist the impetuous young man. As the two men travel through the vast, empty desert to their destination, will they find in each other the love and companionship they never thought they’d have?

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kindred connectionA KINDRED CONNECTION (TWICKENHAM TIME TRAVEL BOOK 1) by Johanna Evelyn

Jane Barton was ready to start her life. She graduated University, inherited an old house, and is on the cusp of starting her own business. When she’s offered the job of dancing instructor to the mostly American’s who trek to Twickenham Manor each month to immerse themselves in a Jane Austen experience, Jane only accepts the position to fund her fledgling business. She has no intention of dwelling on the past like the many people who come to the manor.

When she’s pulled back to Regency England through mysterious magic, she decides to figure out the mystery of a painting she’s inherited with her old house. But what she discovers makes her realize maybe her future has a lot more to do with the past than she ever wanted.

Lord William Reid travels to his cottage near Twickenham manor in a poor attempt to hang onto his freedom, but when his solitude is interrupted by a mysterious woman, he’s forced into helping her find out the mystery of her past. But they both have secrets that have the power to deepen their burdens while breaking their kindred hearts.

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bitten by my teacherBITTEN BY MY TEACHER by Mirajane

I dreamed about losing my innocence to a vampire. I’d never met him before. And then I saw him the next morning.  He’s my new college professor. Could this be a coincidence? I’m not sure. Is it scary? Definitely.  He’s way too sexy and I’m drawn to him. But the darkness within him raises questions. He’s hiding a secret. What if he’s been having the same dreams as me? Is he the only one who can save me from the danger that’s coming?

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werewolf cinderellaWEREWOLF CINDERELLA by Amanda Milo

Every eligible female *must* attend the ball by decree of the king.
On account of my tendency to suddenly turn from a woman into a wolf, I’d really prefer if I wasn’t being forced into attending.
Anger burns in my throat, making me growl.
Stepmother covers my hand with hers, gently squeezing my fingers.
That’s my stepmother. Grace above all; even under fire… or the threat of a noose. She’s a better woman than I.
What? You thought the rumors were true? That she’s my *wicked* stepmother, who’s kept me as her indentured servant under the stairs?
Oh my friend, you don’t know the half of this story.
To tell it, I’d best begin at the beginning.

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warriors assaultTHE WARRIOR’S ASSAULT (THE AGE OF THE ANDINNA BOOK 3) by Kristen Banet

Mave finally has a home. The Ivory Shadow Mercenary Company has taken the long winter off, letting everyone recover from the troubles of the Empire and the shadows that loom over them. Despite the tumultuous beginning to her newfound freedom, Mave has stumbled upon everything that’s ever been denied to her. A family. A home. A place where she can feel she’s starting to belong, as she dives deeper and deeper into her missing culture. She’s finding her wings and touching the skies. For the first time in her life, Mave knows what real happiness is.

There’s only one thing that can ground the warrior that dared to survive a thousand years of slavery. When she’s brought to her knees, Mave must do what she does best. This time, though, she doesn’t have to stand back up alone. The Ivory Shadow Mercenary Company, their King, and their people, will all be standing up with her. Together, they will draw their swords.

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fated heartsFATED HEARTS by Garrett Leigh

Devastated by the death of his best friend, Zio is a soldier with one thing on his mind: revenge. Consumed by a conflict that’s raged as long as he’s been alive, he’s had little time or inclination to learn the legends of the shifter world he was raised in.And he certainly doesn’t have time to deal with a shifter of a different kind, even if it’s for the good of the war effort. For the good of his pack. The fact that he’s already crossed paths with the new face in his unit is almost irrelevant.
Almost.

Do no harm. Give life not death: it’s the oath Devan was reborn to live by, so when he’s sent abroad to embed with a wolf pack as their resident healer, he doesn’t hesitate. In the supernatural world, some bonds are instant—soldiers become brothers, pack become family. But others run deeper and before long, Devan’s at the mercy of instincts he can’t control.

Zio’s inner wolf is desperate to be with Devan, while Devan struggles to keep the pack safe. But as the war escalates, and new love is tainted by anguish and pain, the battles within might prove the toughest of them all.

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roses and revenantsROSES AND REVENANTS (THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS BOOK 1) by Cate Corvin

As the last of the esteemed Bell coven, it is my solemn duty to uphold sacred witch tradition, and to protect humanity from the restless spirits of the dead.
Instead, I’m a runaway exorcist living out of a junker van, without a care for the expectations that come with my family name. All I want is peace to work through the endless grief of my parents’ horrific demise, but the universe seems determined to prevent that. The Great Covens are desperate to matchmake their way into my family fortune, and a new, sinister revenant lurks behind every mirror, a dark figure stalking me from the threshold of Death.
Thankfully, I have Eric, my ever-loyal human guardian, protecting my body and soul as I traverse the deadside. He’s watched over me my entire life, but his vow to my father to keep me safe didn’t extend to my heart, still in tatters over his rejection of my feelings for him.
My childhood friend has finally tracked me down, intent on keeping me from running away again. In the five years I’ve been gone, Joss has become a gorgeous warlock who won’t take no for an answer.
Adrian -stoic, secretive, and far too enticing for his own good- has his own reasons for dragging me away from the world of humans, but his coven is plagued by rumors of dark magic I shouldn’t get involved with.
I could handle all of that, if only Warden Stone hadn’t made it his mission to annoy me to death. A deadline I’m not ready to face is looming, and this beautiful but irritating man is intent on forcing my hand.
And I thought being on my own was hard. With four alluring men pushing and pulling me where they want me, can I uncover the dark skeletons in my family’s closet before it’s too late? Or will the last of the Bell exorcists join them in Death forever?

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backfired magicBACKFIRED MAGIC (MATESAND MAGIC) by Jane Alters

He was the perfect man. I was sure we’d be happy together, and also, if I could actually get him to notice me, my mom would finally get off my back about finding someone.
I’m not above using my half-witch abilities to turn his head. But my spell doesn’t have the desired effect. He hates me, and now I’m way over my head. I need help, I need protection, and the police can’t do a thing. Luckily, I managed to stumble into the Pierce’s shop. Four hot guys who know a ton about magical elements, magical weapons, and well…their own magical abilities. I’m just not sure if they even believe they’re enough to save me.

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immortal redeemed and owls cryIMMORTAL REDEEMED AND THE OWL’S CRY: AUSTIN IMMORTALS #1.5 AND GODSONGS #2.5 by Jax Garren

Immortal Redeemed – Alexandre Moreau did the impossible for an evil-born vampire—he redeemed his lost soul. Why? For a woman, of course. And now, after months of pining, the former spy and expert codebreaker finally gets one night to tell her how he feels. But something’s wrong, and she won’t tell him what.

Sofia Velasquez is dead effing broke—bad enough on its own, but this month she can’t afford her jaguar pack dues. She’ll be cast out, fair game for poachers and hunters, unless she agrees to work with the jaguar cartel running drugs. Backed into a corner, she allows herself one night with the man she’s been lusting after before being forced into a life she’s worked her whole life to avoid. But her clever vampire won’t be satisfied with one night…and neither will she.

Owl’s Cry – Rafael could be anywhere in the world right now—naked on a beach, grinding on a dancefloor in LA, or drinking micheladas with Freyja at their superhero lair… hoping his beautiful partner would slip up and tell him who she really is beneath her mask. When did that last one get to be the most interesting?

But no. He’s being responsible for once and studying. Or that was the plan, anyway, until a witch with talons and an inexplicable vendetta threatens to scratch off his face. When Freyja arrives just in time to scare her off, she has no idea she’s just rescued her partner.

Now he’s helping her stop a series of fly-by attacks—as himself. As the danger heats up, it’s a rousing challenge to work side-by-side with his crush when she has no idea who he is and he can’t access his powers. Next time, though, he’s saying yes to the micheladas.

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promised alpha princes book 3PROMISED (THE ALPHA PRINCES BOOK 3) by Claire Cullen

Alex, second in line to the throne, is about to be forced into marriage. He’s in love with Sam, who’s perfect in every way, except one. He’s an alpha. And if there was one forbidden passion left in their society, it was the love between two alphas…

With Alex’s father determined to make him an advantageous match, it looks like his and Sam’s happiness will be left by the wayside. Until they stumble upon an omega living alone on an island, and Alex dreams up a crazy scheme that just might let them be together.

When Jonah’s offered the chance to rescue his family from poverty, he jumps at it. What omega wouldn’t? It takes seeing what Alex and Sam have to truly understand what he’s giving up to help them be together. Can he live a life without love, without a family of his own?

Just as Sam and Alex start to see Jonah as more than merely the key to their reckless plan, he’s torn from their grasp. With the palace’s dark past rearing its head once more, will the truth finally be revealed? And will it all be for nothing without Jonah by their side?

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daughter of kronosDAUGHTER OF KRONOS: DESCENDANTS OF THE GODS BOOK 1 by Tamar Sloan

There’s only one thing Kadence has ever wanted—to leave the painful life she’s been forced to endure, and join her father in Olympus. When Kronos comes to her with a mission, Kadence seizes the opportunity to use her demigod powers to earn the right to go to him.

All she has to do is figure out who’s messing with people’s timelines. Good people are dying before they should, others are living beyond their allocated minutes. But as fates are irrevocably changed and darkness appears at every turn, Kadence finds herself wondering—is the world even worth saving?

Her only ray of hope is Micah, a guy with no past or family. Mysterious, philosophical, and confidently optimistic, Micah shows Kadence that for any light to be seen, darkness must be present. For the first time, love has Kadence doing something she’d never imagined…believing.It’s when her world of demigod responsibilities collides with the darkness she’s fighting that Kadence must make a choice. Does she still want to go to Olympus if it means leaving Micah behind?
And when the unthinkable happens—how will she use her powers? Because Kadence has the ability to stop time. It’s whether she wants to restart it that will become the question.

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fae king milly taidenFAE KING (THE CRYSTAL KINGDOM BOOK 1) by Milly Taiden

Jerrek Valsys was quite literally cursed. In life and in love. With no wife to see him through those long lonely nights and no way to help tame the beast that currently resides inside him, he’d spent years waiting on his mate with a glowing rock to show up. Seriously. He had. Because the prophecy told him so. But when his beast comes out and finds its mate, he may have to forget about that whole prophecy thing. Even if it means he has to give up his crown as the Fae King.

Kaia Cutestone’s life sucks. She has a job with no future and lives with her dead-beat, soul-sucking brother. The only good things in her life are her friends Jen and Avery. It’s too bad the three of them have just been kidnapped with fairy dust. Yes. Tinkerbell type fairy dust. All Kaia has going for her at this point is that she just ran into the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. He’s smoking hot, a little dark and dangerous, and she can’t stop thinking about him naked.

Thanks to her love of shifter romance novels, Kaia might be the only person on the planet who can help Jerrek tame his beast and keep him from killing more people. Kaia may not have a glowing rock but she sure is rocking an old ugly necklace. But is that enough to get her a happily ever after and help find her friends?

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predators of the pyramidPREDATORS OF THE PYRAMID by M Garnet

As one woman travels through an unending edifice that is so old that civilization has grown and died within it, she is beginning to discover it’s secrets and a dangerous tattooed Killer.
In ancient times there were pyramids that held history and secrets. In the future there is a pyramid that has taken over most of Middle and North America were life has survived for too many centuries to count.
Deep within its stepped back walls reaching above the clouds are those who live in luxury in the upper levels under the restrictions of a harsh government. Deep below in darker levels are just as many who struggle to survive in freedom.
There are times when the two civilizations meet and that can bring forward the lower groups’ hunters and the upper levels tattooed Killers.

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broken alice wildeBROKEN (HELLFIRE ACADEMY BOOK 2) by Alice Wilde

After the year I’ve just had, I don’t know how I’m going to make it through this next one. The Demigod Trifecta has made it abundantly clear that they don’t want me here, but what choice do I have?

But not everything or everyone is quite what it seems, there’s a far darker power at play here than I ever imagined possible… The longer I stay here, the more I realize I never should have made the choice to fall. What started out as an exciting new life, has turned into what can only be described as a living nightmare…and the more I learn about the world around me, the less I seem to know.

When I’m given the chance to escape this Hell on Earth, I have to decide whether or should take it or stay and fight my way through.

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nemesis genevieveNEMESIS (CIRCUIT FAE BOOK 4) by Genevieve Iseult Eldridge

What would you do if your beloved girlfriend suddenly became your worst enemy?
That dilemma’s all too real for Syl Skye, the last princess of the fair Fae.Even though Syl is all things sun and Summer, she’s drawn to her polar opposite, Rouen Rivoche, the dark Fae princess-assassin of the Winter Court. They should be mortal enemies, but they’re best friends. Girlfriends. In love.

That is, until Roue falls under a dark spell that makes her forget all about Syl, their lives and their love. Now Roue rules Dark Faerie as a cruel and cold Queen. A Circuit Fae who can harness the killing magic in technology, she wants nothing more than to destroy Syl and her fair Fae people.

But when an old enemy brings both Faerie realms to the brink of destruction, only their queens, Syl and Rouen, can save the day—and only if they can put their differences aside for two seconds and team up.
With the clock’s ticking on Syl and Roue’s relationship—not to mention all of Faerie—will Rouen remember the love she and Syl once shared, or is she destined to be Syl’s nemesis forever?

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armageddonARMAGEDDON (URBAN FAIRY TALES BOOK 11) by Erik Schubach

Last Upon a time…The Avatars have all gathered in Seattle to face the Elders in a bid to stop the reset of the mortal realm and the loss of trillions of souls spread across the many worlds of our realm.
The women of fairy tales, myth, & legend must split up to face the enemies, who are bordering on godhood, on many fronts. Fighting a losing battle, the Avatars give all that they have to save the world from Armageddon.
This final chapter in the Urban Fairytales saga all comes down to the woman who started it all, Maireni Damaschin, the Red Hood, as she attempts to outmaneuver these timeless titans who can destroy worlds with but a thought.

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winters awakeningWINTER’S AWAKENING (WARLORDS OF EMPYREA BOOK 2) by Georgia Lyn Hunter

Dark warlord Sebris will sacrifice anything to save his angelic dominion of Dregarus, even shed his own blood. Snatching the foretold mortal from her world is nothing—as long as she can find the missing artifact their realm desperately needs to survive. He expects a mere pawn, not a fragile human woman who confuses and tempts him, stirring in him a desire that is as dangerous as it’s deadly.

After a freak accident lands florist Brenna Graham in a coma, she awakens to find herself in another world and in the care of a cold, ruthless immortal. The Darkrean leader both draws and terrifies her. Still, she’s furious over the abduction she unwittingly agreed to. But the longer she’s with him, the more she discovers an unexpected, tender side to the icy warlord. As barriers shatter and rigid laws are broken, an unabiding passion consumes them.

Except, time is not on their side in the dying, war-ridden world. But for a chance at a future and an ever-lasting love, they must fight for survival. When unseen enemies target Brenna, their bond is brutally tested. Sebris vows to bring down dominions to save the woman who became his heart.

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wicked ravenA WICKED RAVEN: A UNIVERSITY OF MORGANA NOVELLA (UNIVERSITY OF MORGANA: ACADEMY OF ENCHANTMENTS AND WITCHCRAFT BOOK 4) by Emma Dean

Assassin. Raven. Corbin is one of those elusive raven shifters and the best assassin in his flock. The Council of Paranormals assigned him to watch a nineteen year old witch with orders to kill if need be, but the last thing he expected was to fall for his mark. Now that he knows who she is, what she is…will he follow orders or stray from the path?

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pandoras academyPANDORA’S ACADEMY: A TIMY TRAVEL ACADEMY STORY by Skye MacKinnon

Sometimes it takes travelling into the past to find your future. Laura is about to graduate from the Time Travel Academy, but she really doesn’t want to leave. So when her handsome professor surprisingly invites her on one last trip into the past, she can’t resist.

She expected a quick tour of the Great Library of Alexandria, but when they stumble onto a mysterious papyrus scroll, Laura needs to draw on her knowledge of ancient history and mythology to solve the puzzle… without getting distracted by her teacher.An m/f academy romance novella set in the Time Travel Academy universe.

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bishop takes knightBISHOP TAKES KNIGHT (REDCLAW ORIGINS BOOK 1) by McKenna Dean

New York, 1955. Former socialite Henrietta (“Rhett”) Bishop, destitute after her father gambles away the family fortune, takes a job at Redclaw Security. But Redclaw is no ordinary operation. Part detective firm and part enforcement agency, Redclaw regulates matters involving the growing population of shifters who have emerged since the onset of the nuclear age.

Peter Knight is a nuclear scientist shattered by the death of his wife. Blacklisted by the government and scientific organizations, he drowns his sorrows while searching for the people behind his wife’s murder.

When Rhett is assigned to recruit Knight, their meeting is more than either bargained for—a rival organization will do anything to secure Knight for themselves. Following a lead to locate a missing cache of alien technology stolen from Redclaw, Rhett is thrown back into her previous glittering life with Knight as her pretend boyfriend. But when someone from the past turns up to start a bidding war on the artifacts, Bishop and Knight wind up in a fight for their very lives.

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callens captiveCALLEN’S CAPTIVE (BROKEN SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by Julie K Cohen

Callen is the pack’s enforcer, The shifter who does whatever it takes to protect his pack.
Whatever. It. Takes. He’s falling hard and fast for Kate, a human the WSSO is hell-bent on destroying.

Kate can’t get rid of Callen. The damn shifter insists on protecting her. He. Won’t. Leave.
Never mind the way his touch blazes a trail across her skin. He longs to be with his pack—in the woods, a place she can’t, won’t, go. Kate belongs in the city, fighting against the WSSO, Not with a shifter who needs his pack more than he needs her. She’ll be fine without Callen. She doesn’t need him. Maybe if she tells herself that enough times, she’ll start to believe it.

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surrender to the alphasSURRENDER TO THE ALPHAS: A REVERSE HAREM OMEGAVERSE DARK ROMANCE (WAXING CRESCENT BOOK 5) by Jasmine Mills

Four against one, and they still can’t tame me. I’m a brat. It’s in my blood. But when I cross the four most powerful alphas in town, they take issue with my childish ways.
They say I need to know my place. As an omega, I should fear and respect them.,,(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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remembering a witchREMEMBERING A WITCH by Lauren Connolly

VS note: A 16k ‘novelette’

She’s dreamed of him for years …Fenella found Graham, the man she’s destined to love. Literally. They’re both reincarnations of a centuries-old match. Problem is, Fenella’s gift of Sight only lets her see glimpses of the long-dead couple and never past a certain point. What happened to the original lovers? Did they meet an untimely end? And if so, are Fenella and Graham headed for the same fate?
To get answers, Fenella must give herself over to powers she tries to ignore and reveal her witchy-heritage to the man she’s falling for. But can it be considered true love if the feelings first belonged to someone else?

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midnight secretsMIDNIGHT SECRETS (DAUGHTERS OF MIDNIGHT BOOK 5) by Ellen Dugan

There are many dark secrets in the village of Ames Crossing, Illinois…To the locals, Amanda Beaumont is the classy and soft spoken librarian who dates Deputy Zakary Parker. She lives quietly, content with her cat and cherished books in the old house at the base of the cliffs. But, the truth is nothing like it seems as Amanda is actually a daughter of Midnight, and the keeper of a chilling heritage.
Amanda is a Guardian, and duty bound to protect the village. If you thought she was scary when your library books were overdue, you should see her at her other job. In her secret profession she takes on only the most severe paranormal cases, and battles the evilest of foes…
The closer she gets to Zakary, the more complications her duty causes her. Preserving the illusion of the reserved librarian is playing hell on her romance with the deputy. As a Guardian, her calling requires that she maintain her cover, and keep the paranormal world hidden from the public.
But secrets, even old ones, have a way of revealing themselves. Can Zakary accept the truth of who she really is? Or will the kind and handsome Deputy be her undoing?

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stalking heather grahamTHE STALKING (KREWE OF HUNTERS BOOK 29) by Heather Graham

With the execution of a serial killer known as the Artiste, Cheyenne Donegal thinks a grim part of her past is finally put to rest. Her cousin had been the twisted killer’s final victim, and then-teenage Cheyenne was integral in bringing him to justice. That tragedy drove her to become an FBI agent. And now she’s back in Louisiana because someone is murdering young women in the same manner as the Artiste.

Krewe of Hunters agent Andre Broussard has deep ties in New Orleans and Cajun country beyond. He knows that more than one monster has stalked the bayou. Has a deadly threat been resurrected, or does someone have a dark inspiration?

With the life of a missing woman on the line, Cheyenne and Andre have to set aside their doubts about each other and work to discover the truth. The case is too close and too personal—but they can’t let it go, especially now that a ruthless killer has turned the tables and is hunting them.

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hunted jessica aspenHUNTED (FAE MAGIC BOOK 1) by Jessica Aspen

When the Black Queen sends her Huntsman on a mission, the last thing Logan expects is to fail. But one sight of the witch he’s been sent to kill changes everything. Now, instead of riding to kill her, he’s riding to save her…and it’s the best damn ride of his life.

Trina MacElvy has hated elves all her life. But now she’s falling in love with the enemy—and the one thing that might save her is the one thing she never thought she’d need…true love’s kiss.

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yesterdays hopesYESTERDAY’S HOPES (A SLIP IN TIME BOOK 2) by Jane O’Brien

Yesterday’s Hopes, book two in O’Brien’s newest series, A Slip in Time, continues with Dora trying to find her sister. As she becomes aware of the possibility of time travel, she begins to explore how she, too, can do the same in order to find Fran. Dora suspects her sister is in the 1880s due to some clues she left behind, so she tries to imitate the way she believes Francine has traveled using their grandmother’s precious quilts, which have been passed down through generations. When Dora suddenly finds herself standing on the boardwalk at the train depot in Twin Lake, she is thrilled to discover that she has done it. Now she must find her sister, and bring her back home. The problem arises when Dora meets a handsome man with a crooked grin who has his eye set on her. He won’t give up until he makes her his own. Once Dora begins to fall for him, she loses all focus of going back to the 21st century. Now the two sisters must decided if they want to live in this pioneer setting with the men they love or return to a more comfortable lifestyle. The decision is agony but it must be made.

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ivy autumn stoneIVY: EVOLUTION ACADEMY by Autumn Stone

I was born after the oceans rose and the farmlands burned away becoming a cracked wasteland of dead earth. Countries folded and reformed as people were pushed away from the coasts and further into what was called the Heartland.

An unintended consequence of this environmental change, was the evolution of some humans into something…more. I’m unremarkable in every way, except for one, I can grow things. My friends joke that I should have been called “Poison Ivy” but I was too nice. In order to learn more about the Evolved and in a desperate race to save the planet, Evolution Academies were created to study and nurture those who had Evolved.

One day my life is turned upside down when I’m given admission to the Academy-even though I haven’t evolved. I’m not sure who’s behind my acceptance into the school, but I’m trying to find out. My admission is a change to the status quo and there are those who don’t like it. The four most powerful guys in school want me gone and will do anything to make it happen.Evolution Academy will have me questioning everything, including my own humanity.

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golden graveA GOLDEN GRAVE: A ROSE GALLAGHER MYSTERY by Erin Lindsey

VS note: A paranormal mystery with maybe a hint of romance?

Rose Gallagher always dreamed of finding adventure, so her new life as a freshly-minted Pinkerton agent ought to be everything she ever wanted. Only a few months ago, she was just another poor Irish housemaid from Five Points; now, she’s learning to shoot a gun and dance the waltz and throw a grown man over her shoulder. Better still, she’s been recruited to the special branch, an elite unit dedicated to cases of a paranormal nature, and that means spending her days alongside the dashing Thomas Wiltshire.

But being a Pinkerton isn’t quite what Rose imagined, and not everyone welcomes her into the fold. Meanwhile, her old friends aren’t sure what to make of the new Rose, and even Thomas seems to be having second thoughts about his junior partner. So when a chilling new case arrives on Rose’s doorstep, she jumps at the chance to prove herself – only to realize that the stakes are higher than she could have imagined. Six delegates have been murdered at a local political convention, and the police have no idea who–or what–is responsible. One thing seems clear: The killer’s next target is a candidate for New York City mayor, one Theodore Roosevelt.

Convinced that something supernatural is afoot, Rose and Thomas must track down the murderer before Roosevelt is taken out of the race–permanently. But this killer is unlike any they’ve faced before, and hunting him down will take them from brownstones to ballrooms to Bowery saloons. Not quite comfortable anywhere, Rose must come to terms with her own changed place in society–and the fact that some would do anything to see her gone from it entirely.

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babysitters covenTHE BABYSITTERS COVEN by Kate M Williams

VS Note: Okay not a romance but who can resist a title like that? Sounds like it might be fun. A release of note…

Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it’s kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she’s good at it.

And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let’s just say she owes some people a new tree.

Enter Cassandra Heaven. She’s Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria cooking. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme’s babysitters club?

The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra’s mother left her: “Find the babysitters. Love, Mom.”

Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they’re about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.

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bigfoot and the librarianBIGFOOT AND THE LIBRARIAN (MYSTIC SPRINGS BOOK 1) by Linda Winstead Jones

Something in the Water? Marnie Somerset’s new job at the Mystic Springs Library seems almost too good to be true. Yes, the small Alabama town is populated with more than its share of odd people, and she did have a flat tire on her way into town and hallucinate Bigfoot crossing the road, which made for less than a stellar start. But the library is fantastic, her new house is charming, and the hot local writer keeps crossing her path.

In more ways than one.  Clint Maxwell is drawn to the new librarian, even though he knows getting involved with someone from outside Mystic Springs would be a very bad idea. Marnie’s not a Springer, and she won’t last long in a town awash with magic. Still, when she’s threatened he feels compelled to protect her. Is she meant to be his? Is this the woman he’s been waiting for?

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hearts lost soulsTHE HEART’S LOST SOULS: PART ONE THE BINDING (THE FANTASY IS ALIVE SERIES BOOK 3) by Trinity Blacio

In the third installment of the Fantasy is Alive series by best-selling erotic romance author Trinity Blacio, Shannon Kreep must face her own death and rebirth as well being mated to seven alien alphas. She is the key that will hold many worlds together.

Death was supposed to be freeing, but not to Shannon. It was painful, and only brought the creatures in her dreams into her reality. Her world was now made up of what normal people would call monsters, but Shannon wasn’t normal. The world around her was changing. Witches, warlocks, gods, alien kings and queens from other planets and galaxies were now part of her life. Many factions wanted her truly dead. On top of that, the strangest and scariest thing was that seven men claimed to be her mate—seven alien men.
Oh, but wait, now she was supposedly some kind of queen too.

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ravens hartRAVEN’S HART (HAVEN’S HART BOOK 7) by Davidson King

Haven Hart stands on the edge of good and evil. Having balance between the two is the only thing keeping the town from crumbling to the ground. For years, one man has been charged with maintaining that balance. Poe.
The air of mystery surrounding Poe is one of necessity. He’s the keeper of secrets and for good reason. He’s stood alone against the most ruthless men and women, always hiding behind the curtain to help his friends defeat what seeks to destroy them…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
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power of instinctPOWER OF INSTINCT (BLACKSTONE HAVEN BOOK 2) by Taige Crenshaw

A familiar man of two souls will walk beside you. He will protect you with his animal soul. His human spirit will shelter you when you most need. Before the final step to merge your body and soul is taken, a choice must be made.

Sinai Blackstone never expected the prophecy she had to fulfill would create such complications. Her reasons for going against the prophecy are sound. But when Ian finds out, it isn’t just the prophecy that is affected. Sinai isn’t prepared to deal with all that being with Ian entails. There is so much more than fulfilling some family legend at stake. Her heart, soul, and very life are on the line.

Ian McIntyre knows that Sinai believes she did what’s for the best. Yet, she has no clue their joining is beyond even what she could know. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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sirens songSIREN’S SONG by Karen Chance

War mages are the magical equivalent of tanks: tough, powerful, and deadly. They have to be, in order to defend the supernatural community from the dangerous threats it sometimes faces. But what happens when the threat is them?

John Pritkin has been trying to recover from a demon curse that separated his body and soul and almost killed him. The reunification has left him with a flood of memories to process, some that he recalls from his past and some that he doesn’t, as well as wonky magic, fluctuating power levels, and a splitting headache. Something that only intensifies when he finds himself stuck in a city under siege—by his fellow war mages.

As the only one not overwhelmed by a massive enthrallment spell, John must find a way to free his fellow mages before they destroy themselves, and take a city of a million people along with them.

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New cover SEPT 2019

VS Note: I have a sequel to DANCER OF THE NILE  coming out next week, so I’m also putting a new cover on DANCER. No other new material – just the cover! The old cover is still up though – sigh. But if you haven’t read the first book, here’s the blurb:

2014 Golden Quill Award Finalist

Nima’s beauty and skill as a dancer leads an infatuated enemy to kidnap her after destroying an Egyptian border town. However, she’s not the only hostage in the enemy camp: Kamin, an Egyptian soldier on a secret mission for Pharaoh, has been taken as well. Working together to escape, the two of them embark on a desperate quest across the desert to carry word of the enemy’s invasion plans to Pharaoh’s people.