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).
MAESTRA RISING: PROJECT ENTERPRISE BOOK 8 by Pauline Baird Jones
VS Note: I love this series and had this book pre-ordered forever. Can’t wait to read it!
Nivi awakes from cryosleep plagued by guilt. The scientific genius had hoped her people would avoid war if she went into cold sleep, but she learns her sacrifice was in vain. And now a vicious enemy approaches a stranded Earth spaceship. Desperate to reactivate the technology she needs for the rescue, Nivi enlists the help of an attractive robot with a human consciousness and wisdom beyond his years…
Moose survived slavery but never forgot the feeling of worthlessness it forced upon him. After living in the body of a robot for years, he sees an opportunity to help the brilliant Nivi if he becomes human once again. In a new body with new dangers, he worries that the genius scientist will never see him as more than the robot he once was.
Outnumbered by a relentless foe, Nivi and Moose attempt to put their desires on hold to ensure humanity’s survival.
With time running out, can they defeat the enemy and enjoy a future filled with love?
DOM (HELL SQUAD BOOK 18)by Anna Hackett
VS note: Always a good day when there’s a new Hell Squad story! One clicked…
Squad Three berserker Dom Santora has an ugly past he can’t forget. Born and raised in the darkness, he spent his life before the alien invasion as a Mafia enforcer. He’s found some meaning fighting against the aliens with his fellow berserkers, but he knows his soul is too stained to ever find redemption. And there is no way he’ll ever deserve the quiet beauty of a woman like Arden Carlisle.
When the raptors invaded, Arden lost her husband and children in the first horrible, bloody wave of the attack. Since that terrible night, she’s survived, but she hasn’t been living. Hollowed out by her grief, she’s found a way to keep going as the comms officer for Squad Nine. But lately, color has started to seep back into her world, and the person she sees most clearly is the dark, handsome, and lethal Dom.
Dom and Arden are two damaged souls who find each other in the darkness. But the Gizzida are putting the final pieces of their endgame into place. The aliens want the Earth and to wipe out the human survivors once and for all. As Dom, Arden, and the berserkers work to find a deadly alien bomb, they uncover the true horror of the aliens’ plans. To have any chance at love, life, and survival, Dom and Arden will have to fight harder than ever before.
LOVING KIT by L M Brown
VS note: A re-release
Logan McRae never expected to see two aliens when he woke from cryogenic sleep. He has lost his ship and his people and he questions whether he has lost his mind. As he gets to know Halor and Kit he realises he might just lose his heart as well.
Logan expected to wake on the spacecraft Mercury, ready to pilot the ship down to New Earth. Instead he comes out of cryogenic stasis to find he is on another ship with two alien beings, neither of whom can understand anything he says. Unfortunately, they are all the help he has if he wants to find his people and resume his journey.
Kit doesn’t know what sort of creature he has accidentally purchased, but it is definitely male and isn’t so very different from him and his lover, Halor. The language barrier might be a problem, but Kit knows the language of love doesn’t always need words.
Prince Halor of the Hawk Clan has always been reluctant to expand his nest beyond himself and Kit, but it is obvious from the start that his feline lover is attracted to their unexpected guest. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
HITCHED TO THE ALIEN GENERAL (WARRIORS OF THE LATHAR BOOK 8) by Mina Carter
VS Note: I’ve been waiting for this one!
Her perfect man is a big, scarred alien war hero. Pity he only see’s her as a warrior, not a woman…Kenna Reynolds loves life in the Imperial Court. The latharian culture fascinates her, and she values the friendships she’s made amongst the sentinel women, most bonded to Latharian males, and a few with babies on the way. She wants that, but the male she wants—Xaandril, the emperor’s champion—barely seems to notice her as a woman. As a warrior yes, but she’s begun to lose all hope that he’ll ever see her as a woman…
She was his the moment he saw her. But how can he claim her when he’s less than half a warrior? After losing his family years ago Xaandril, the emperor’s champion, never thought he’d find love again. When the first humans are discovered to be compatible, Xaan decides to leave finding a mate among them to younger males. But one of the humans, Kenna, won’t give up on him, not even when he’s grievously inured in battle.
It takes seeing her dancing with another warrior to get his ass into gear, but before he can claim her unusual readings in a far flung terran system have them heading on on a mission for the Emperor himself.
What they find is a disturbing debris field, a colony with more secrets than members and a hidden enemy. Can Xaan beat them all to save the woman he loves, or will he lose everything, including his heart, once again?
THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.
Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.
Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That’s how war works. Right?
BETH’S STABLE (STOLEN BY AN ALIEN BOOK 6) by Amanda Milo
They say that in space, no one can hear you…
(Yeah, you know what I’m quoting.)
But there are lots of places you can still scream and be heard. Especially if you suddenly find yourself on a ship traveling through space.
I’ve been abducted by aliens and auctioned to an alien pirate.
My epic love of movies sort of comes in handy, what with all the sci-fi suddenly in my face. Therefore, I don’t completely lose my mind when my new owner takes me to his ship where I learn I’m under the control of not one, but *five* space pirates.
(…And it’s not scary at all when I only meet four of them, and everyone warns me away from the mystery fifth alien.)
Luckily, they’re not deterred by the fact that I’ve come to them carrying a passenger.
Last I saw my ex, he was hell-bent on giving me another beating I wouldn’t forget. But with my new ‘owners,’ I’m safe for the first time in a long time–and so is my little girl. Not that everything is all raindrops on roses, and innocent kittens: they’re pirates. They’ve got a real addiction to plundering, and a passion for purloining.
I’m pretty fond of the former, but when it comes to the thieving, I’m afraid they’re going to take more than my body.
…Piece by piece, all five of my pirates are stealing my *heart.*
ROARK’S BABY (COMPATIBLES BOOK 3) by Hannah Davenport
VS Note: It seems to me you might need to read Roark’s Bondmate first. I haven’t read either of these.
It was supposed to be a normal day, just two girlfriends going out to shop for baby clothes. Instead it became some wacko adventure, we’re being chased by some creepy guy named Ardak who just so happens to want to kill us…. And now I’ve gone into labor far away from medical and projected it to Roark…as if I don’t have enough to worry about, wondering what the first Human/Ulayian baby is going to look like and whether or not I can handle giving birth…Will Roark get here in time? Can he manage the pain? Can I actually do this? Why does everything have to be so damn complicated?
ANTHRIEL (CANOSIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by C R Corbin
Cassandra – He certainly didn’t make a good first impression.
Who was he? An arrogant, aggressive, and muscle-bound Kanosian warrior that’s dead set on claiming me as his mate.
Now I have no choice but to be alone with him after we’re trapped inside the caverns of Medama, caverns that are beginning to make some pretty strange and harrowing noises.
And as we’re finding our way out i’m a bit ashamed to say that i’m beginning to come around on the idea of him…claiming me.
Anthriel – She would be my mate, it was only a matter of time …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
SEED: A DARK SCIFI OMEGAVERSE ROMANCE by Penelope Woods
We are the last survivors of a damned mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. I am a fertility doctor with one task: keep the species from going extinct. We are just six months away from our destination. What could go wrong? One by one, the lights burn out. Our engines die. The entire space shuttle sways from a breach. There is an intruder, and he wants me. I’m left quivering in his arms, broken and entirely his. He demands I be his mate for life. He tells me I am an… omega. In space, no one can hear you scream. No one – except him.
KRASE (EARTH STRANDED BOOK 1) by Aurelia Skye and Kit Tunstall
Olivia Devlin leads a quiet life with her dog. She spends her time searching the stars for alien life until the night it crashes on Earth. She goes looking for the aliens and finds Krase, the sexy captain of a Coalition transport ship. Meeting him is exciting but finding out what his ship was transporting—some of the galaxies’ most dangerous prisoners—is terrifying. They’ve escaped, and everyone is in danger.
She helps Krase, and they’re drawn to each other. Coalition rules make their union forbidden, but they have far bigger issues to face with the ship incapacitated and long-range communications disabled due to a saboteur. Division Nine, the clandestine group for which her father used to work, is onto them as well. Agent Gray Hamilton is relentless, but he’s nothing compared to the most brutal escaped convict, Naspar, who must be recaptured before he leaves a trail of carnage in his wake.
Krase and his team are hunting the alien convicts, but will they find them in time? If he and Olivia both survive, can they find a way to be together?
ACER (THE CYBORG CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Kelsey Nicole Price
Marley – Cyborgs were my life but there was only one that had captured my heart.
No one saw his worth.
No one but me.
A cruel twist of fate ripped him away and stole years of my life.
Locked in a cell, I could only see him in my dreams.
Then he found me and my dreams became reality.
Forever by his side was now within my grasp.
Acer is the cyborg of my dreams. He just needs to believe it.
Acer – I’m an abomination.
An unfinished prototype who hated everyone except for her.
My processors refused to stop searching for her until the day I found her and carried her home.
My fabricated heart shouldn’t long for forever. My incomplete frame shouldn’t want to hold her and never let go.
Still there is no denying my desire to belong to her.
But I am hiding secrets and I know it’s only a matter of time before they tear us apart.
I should walk away but I can’t give up the only person who looks at me like I’m whole.
I desperately want to be the cyborg of her dreams but what if I am destined to be the cyborg of her nightmares?
EMPRESS OF FOREVER: A NOVEL by Max Gladstone
VS note: Scifi not a romance but a release of note…
A wildly successful innovator to rival Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, Vivian Liao is prone to radical thinking, quick decision-making, and reckless action. On the eve of her greatest achievement, she tries to outrun people who are trying to steal her success.
In the chilly darkness of a Boston server farm, Viv sets her ultimate plan into motion. A terrifying instant later, Vivian Liao is catapulted through space and time to a far future where she confronts a destiny stranger and more deadly than she could ever imagine.
The end of time is ruled by an ancient, powerful Empress who blesses or blasts entire planets with a single thought. Rebellion is literally impossible to consider–until Vivian Liao arrives. Trapped between the Pride—a ravening horde of sentient machines—and a fanatical sect of warrior monks who call themselves the Mirrorfaith, Viv must rally a strange group of allies to confront the Empress and find a way back to the world and life she left behind.
RAVEN, STORM AND SHADOW: A TOUCH OF TRUTH BOOK 3 by Nita Round
The state funeral of Princess Olivia at Port Ruth marks the end of the Mistress of the night. Yet, as Lucinda, Magda and Ascara attend this grand ceremony, a storm of secrets and lies emerge from the shadows, and threaten to destroy them all.Even when they make their way home, peace and safety are still not theirs. Malice and betrayal, hidden and out of sight, finds them. The shadows reach out and engulf them in a storm of darkness and pain. For the trinity of Raven, Fire and Ice, there can be only one way forward, but at what price?
ROGUE ALIEN’S LEGACY (ALIEN OUTLAWS BOOK 4) by Kate Rudolph
Secrets revealed and a crew in danger…With two little words, all of Xandr’s lies and omissions come crashing down and leave his entire crew wondering whether they can ever trust him again. Andie’s faith is shaken and she wonders if the alien captain in her bed is the man she thought he was or if she has been cozying up to a stranger.
But she’ll need to put those doubts aside if the crew of the Seventh is going to get out of its biggest mess next. Xandr’s past has come back to haunt them all, and if they don’t find a way to work together, they’ll all end up rotting in an Oscavian prison… or worse.
BLUE STREAK: DRAGONS OF TARAKONA (MAGIC NEW MEXICO BOOK 46) by DB Sieders, Foreward by SE Smith
In this race, love is the ultimate prize.
Tatiana Blue is a fast-flying water dragonshifter of impeccable breeding and high social standing with a wizard to match. She’s the perfect contender for the race that will win her a spot on the elite Blue Guard. Until, that is, another blue dragon enters the competition, a handsome bad boy from the slums of Valiant City. But these rivals will have to become allies when they land in hostile territory…on another planet.
Ranvie Blue appears to be a carefree rogue, member of a wizard-run dragon gang that dominates the human warrens. But looks can be deceiving. When the race catapults him and his alluring rival out of their dimension and to Earth, the two blue dragons must team up to save themselves and the enchanted town of Magic, New Mexico, from a magical anti-immigrant group that seeks to destroy enchanted creatures from other worlds or dimensions.
Can an uptown lady dragon find common ground and passion with a dragon from the streets, or will their differences lead them and the citizens of Magic down the path of destruction?
PLANET SEEKERS: TEAM ALPHA by Tonya Cannariato
Escaping Earth is only step one.
Dr. Marina Spitzer, botanist extraordinaire, is on a mission to save humanity—which is faltering on the edge of extinction after the nuclear fallout of WWIII decimated half of the Earth.
If she can work with the small team of space explorers searching for a new home for the survivors, she’ll have helped ensure her nieces and nephews are able to have a future.
Geologist Dr. Leonardo Federici is no less ambitious, even if his chosen field makes Rina suspect he has rocks rolling through his head. Especially once he makes it clear that he’s attracted to her—physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
But the team only has three days on TaoRuti 3 to determine whether to recommend the planet for colonization. There’s no time for emotional distractions as planetary instabilities catch everyone off-guard, with fatal results.
If they can survive this mission, Rina might have a future with Leo, but first they have to weather a planet that’s fighting dirty.
TIME CHANGE: A TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE NOVEL by Elyse Douglas
Rita Randall, a celebrated film noir actress in 1948, leaves LA after a fatal confrontation. Clint West is a best-selling author in 2019, struggling to move on after the death of his wife. Rita and Clint travel to Long Island, New York and occupy the same beach house—seventy-one years apart.
When Rita appears in the background of Clint’s recent cell phone photos, he’s mystified. When Clint appears in Rita’s photos, she’s troubled and confused.
Clint investigates and learns about secret time travel experiments that were conducted in the area during the 1940s. Clint meets Oscar, a 95-year-old physicist, who had worked for the military in the 1940s and who had time traveled himself, using time portals.
During a thunderstorm, Rita wanders the beach. When she sees a rolling blue, misty wave charging toward her, she pivots and darts away. But there is no escape and she is swallowed, tossed and propelled forward into the future—to 2019.
Rita and Clint meet face-to-face, and their lives are changed forever.
FOR EVERLY: A XENO SAPIENS NOVEL (GENETICALLY ALTERED HUMANS BOOK 8) by Rena Marks
Every woman around the world wants one thing: To love and to be loved.
In futuristic Earth, it’s never okay to be singled out and given favors. In futuristic Earth, we blend. Nothing stands out and everything’s the same.
Until a giant, sexy, green-skinned Xeno Sapien begins showering you with gifts and attention.
In a perfect world, it’d be romance. Young, budding love. And sex. Lots and lots of exploratory sex.
On Earth-Ground, it’s a death sentence. Especially for a hidden felon like Everly.
MADe (TEAM EIGHT: ORIGINS BOOK 1) by Viola Grace
VS Note: Author says “no romance but lots of fun…”
Venda was having a nice lunch with a friend when her life took a wrong turn. She and her friend were held hostage, and when the payoff didn’t arrive in time, she put herself between her friend and harm. Dying wasn’t pleasant, but waking up in a mainframe took some getting used to.
Venda uses her connection to the data stream to learn how she died and who was responsible. Once that little task was accomplished, she set out to gain revenge on the ones who had killed her in such a vile and public manner.
Her little revenge adventures gain attention, and soon, there are members of the cluster hero teams standing in front of her mainframe, asking if she would like a pardon in exchange for a little light espionage. How can she resist?
She can have a body again if she joins Team Eight.
THE SOL MAJESTIC by Ferrett Steinmetz
VS Note: Scifi not a romance but a release of note from last week; sounds fun.
Kenna, an aspirational teen guru, wanders destitute across the stars as he tries to achieve his parents’ ambition to advise the celestial elite.
Everything changes when Kenna wins a free dinner at The Sol Majestic, the galaxy’s most renowned restaurant, giving him access to the cosmos’s one-percent. His dream is jeopardized, however, when he learns his highly-publicized “free meal” risks putting The Sol Majestic into financial ruin. Kenna and a motley gang of newfound friends—including a teleporting celebrity chef, a trust-fund adrenaline junkie, an inept apprentice, and a brilliant mistress of disguise—must concoct an extravagant scheme to save everything they cherish. In doing so, Kenna may sacrifice his ideals—or learn even greater lessons about wisdom, friendship, and love.
TEMPTING TABITHA (MAGIC NEW MEXICO #48/ZOLON WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Tianna Xander, Foreward by SE Smith
She was purrfectly content until he came into her life.
Tabitha Campbell has lived most of her life as a cat. For the last few years, she’s been posing as her long-lost sister’s pet. She is perfectly content being her sister’s protector and avoiding having to deal with the headaches of being a human. Life was going well until he showed up and ruined everything.
He was having the time of his life, tomcatting around until she came into his life.
Deno Brewerigeron, formerly of the faraway planet Zolon, has always been the happy-go-lucky twin. He was certain he would always be a raider since he loves women—all kinds of women—he refused to think about settling down with just one and evolving into a shapeshifting warrior until he met her.
Tabitha is at her wit’s end. Her identity has been revealed, and she has a sexy alien shapeshifter from outer space who is trying to convince her that being normal is highly overrated. What’s a girl to do when life suddenly no longer makes sense?
THE GIRL IN RED by Christina Henry
VS Note: Apparently no romance but you know me and post apocalyptic stories!
It’s not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn’t look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago.
There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there’s something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined.
Red doesn’t like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods.
THE TOUCH OF THE DRAGON (MAGIC NEW MEXICO/MAGICAL SHIFTERS BOOK 4) by ML Guida, Foreward by SE Smith
Sunshine was only born five years ago. Her boundless power aged her almost overnight to a beautiful young woman. Only she can control the time travel amulet that will lead her to save three dragon eggs that possess the powers of the Fates.
But her enemy is pursuing her.
Rhain is a Bravian dragon and bent on stealing the amulet for his father. But his father’s growing obsession is wearing down on him. He wants to escape, but being flung through time isn’t what he expected.Can the enemies to lovers open their hearts or will their past tear them apart?
EVE OF MAN by Giovanna Fletcher and Tom Fletcher
VS Note: Not a romance. I was intrigued by the plot and the ‘look inside’ feature. I put it on my TBR list…a release of note.
On the first day, no one really noticed. All those babies wrapped in blue blankets–not a pink one in sight. On the third day, people were scared–a statistic-defying abundance of blue. Not just entire hospitals, not only entire countries, but the entire world. Boys. Only boys.
Until Eve. The only girl born in fifty years. The savior of mankind. Kept protected, towering above a ruined world under a glass dome of safety until she is ready to renew the human race.
But when the time comes to find a suitor, Eve and Bram–a young man whose job is to prepare Eve for this moment–begin to question the plan they’ve known all along. Eve doesn’t only want safety, and she doesn’t only want protection. She wants the truth. She wants freedom.
FROSTBOUND THRONE: SONG OF HEAVEN AND ICE (COURT OF SIN BOOK 3) by May Sage
Devi holds the power of all elements in her grasp. Vale can manipulate the minds of those who oppose him.
They won’t be enough.
The bastard son of the last overking has moved to take the throne ruling over the entire Isle, and no army, no power can hope to win against his forces.
They have but one option: claim the frostbound throne.
WAR (HOUSE OF WAR BOOK 8) by Michelle West
VS note: I haven’t read this series but wow, this book sounds good. No idea if there’s any romance.
When the Sleepers wake.
Once, that phrase meant: never. The Sleepers were a myth, part of a story told to children. But in truth, the Sleepers, ancient princes in the court of the Winter Queen, were imprisoned in slumber by the gods themselves—in the cold, dark ruins of the ancient city that lies buried beneath the capitol of the Empire. And that prison is fraying, at last.
They are waking.
The gods no longer walk the world. There is no power that can stand against the princes when they wake—and the city that has been Jewel’s home for her entire life will be destroyed when the Sleepers walk. There is only one person to whom they owe allegiance, only one chance to halt them before they destroy everything in their ancient rage.
But that person is the Winter Queen; she is not, and has never been mortal. Jewel carries the last of the surviving saplings that might usher in a new Summer age—but all of the roads that lead to the court of the Queen are closed.
Jewel ATerafin has faced the Oracle’s test. She has control of the prophetic powers that she once considered a curse and a burden. She will find her way to the Winter Queen, and she will ask—or beg—the Winter Queen to intervene to save her kind, her House, and everything she loves.
But she is mortal, and time has never been her friend. The demons are waiting to bar her way, bringing battle to the hidden ancient paths on which she must travel. To win, she must face the true meaning of the Oracle’s test, and risk sanity and life to make the choice that has always lurked at the heart of the firstborn’s test.
And even then, it might be too late.
HER WARRIOR (THE ROYAL SHIFTERS BOOK 4) by Alice Wilde
VS Note: Author states books 1-3 need to be read first.
t seems as though the whole world is turning against me…Now that Ero is gone and Roan is barely able to look me in the eye, my heart is broken. I would have jumped ship long ago if it weren’t for Li.
Upon arriving in China, I soon realize that this kingdom may prove to be the most daunting of challenges yet. Suspicion and stares seem to follow us wherever we go, and we are sure to be noticed…and not just by those who wish to help. With my life and honor at stake, I don’t know how I’m going to convince one of the greatest kingdoms on earth to join us, but this is my last chance.
Can I persuade the Emperor to help us or will he see Li as a threat to the throne?
Li. My violet-eyed leopard. My soul comforter. My Warrior.
EDANE (IMMORTAL HIGHLANDER, CLAN MAG RAITH BOOK 3) by Hazel Hunter
From the moment that Edane mag Raith rescues Nellie from a pursuing Sluath, he is smitten. But while he’s certain that she is the woman from his dreams, she doesn’t seem so sure.
Nellie Quinn doesn’t mind spending time with the handsome highlander, but that goes for his entire clan. Shamelessly, she flirts with them all, even as she plots her escape. Her instincts say to run fast and far, and that’s exactly what she intends to do.
While the clan contends with her, and the Sluath hunt her, the mysterious occupant of the castle watches her. When he realizes her unique gift is a lethal threat, he decides to be lethal in return.
TIME AFTER TIME: A NOVEL by Lisa Grunwald
On a clear December morning in 1937, at the famous gold clock in Grand Central Terminal, Joe Reynolds, a hardworking railroad man from Queens, meets a vibrant young woman who seems mysteriously out of place. Nora Lansing is a Manhattan socialite whose flapper clothing, pearl earrings, and talk of the Roaring Twenties don’t seem to match the bleak mood of Depression-era New York. Captivated by Nora from her first electric touch, Joe despairs when he tries to walk her home and she disappears. Finding her again—and again—will become the focus of his love and his life.
Nora, a fiercely independent aspiring artist, is shocked to find she’s somehow been trapped, her presence in the terminal governed by rules she cannot fathom. It isn’t until she meets Joe that she begins to understand the effect that time is having on her, and the possible connections to the workings of Grand Central and the solar phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, when the sun rises or sets between the city’s skyscrapers, aligned perfectly with the streets below.
As thousands of visitors pass under the famous celestial blue ceiling each day, Joe and Nora create a life unlike any they could have imagined. With infinite love in a finite space, they take full advantage of the “Terminal City” within a city, dining at the Oyster Bar, visiting the Whispering Gallery, and making a home at the Biltmore Hotel. But when the construction of another landmark threatens their future, Nora and Joe are forced to test the limits of freedom and love.
CARRIE AND THE DEFIANT DRAGONS (DARK FATED MATES BOOK 2) by Ava Mason
Tallon is offering me something I could never take for myself. I hated him for loving Carrie, almost as much as I hated myself. And yet, she was a temptation even I couldn’t resist. I would f*ck her and then betray her, only in the way that I do best.
PARALLEL (THE PARALLEL DUET BOOK 1) by Elizabeth O’Roark
Quinn Stewart has been seeing Nick Reilly in dreams her entire life, but it’s only on the cusp of her wedding that she discovers he is real…and has been dreaming about her too. Slowly they begin to recall their past, and a love unlike anything they’ve ever known—but it is Quinn alone who remembers the tragic end.
What is clear: Quinn and Nick share an attraction they can’t deny, one that has destroyed them before, and will destroy them again.
And this time there will be no second chances.
SUMMER SOLSTICE by Various
Fill yourself with the heat of summer with these paranormal and fantasy reads.
From shifters to goddesses, vampires to aliens, there’s something for everyone within these pages. Look no further for sizzling romances and thrilling adventures that are bound to leave you desperate for a cool down.
RIPTIDE (KISMET COVE BOOK 1) by Susan Hayes
VS note: A re-release
A letter from her dead mother sends Jessica Martin across the country to the wilds of the west coast in search of answers. Instead, she finds two gorgeous men who want her in their lives, and in their bed.
Rory Frazier’s birthright is to lead a secret colony of mythical shifters known as selkies, but only if he and his blood brother, Evan Sinclair, can find their mate.
Fate brought them together, but uncovering the colony’s dark past might just tear them apart.
PATH OF SECRETS: A REIMAGINING OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (THE ANDARI CHRONICLES BOOK 6) by Kenley Davidson
Batrice Reyard has everything she’s ever wanted—a fabulous job, an understanding mentor, and the freedom to be herself. Or so she thought…
Suddenly, she’s being sent off to visit her ailing grandmother for the sake of keeping up appearances. Her grandmother is the last person she wishes to visit, especially with a collection of strange companions in tow. But she does love an adventure, so she sets off into the woods determined to find some excitement.
She never bargained on the excitement finding her. Mysterious accidents, thefts, and disappearances dog their path, until Batrice is certain they are being stalked by a criminal with a sinister agenda.
But what will she find at the end of their road? The satisfaction of catching a thief? Or the sting of betrayal when she learns their pursuer’s identity?
LION ON THE JOB (PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY BOOK 21) by Milly Taiden
Remy Leandros is busting his fur to make the Lakeside Pride stronger than ever. It’s as easy as one, two, three. Or so he thought. He’s afraid if something doesn’t change soon, their numbers may decrease. What he doesn’t count on is his mate coming to his rescue. Wait. Mate? He doesn’t want a sexy, sensual, smart mate staying in his guest room. Much less saving his ass.
Genevieve Monroe’s stage play stars lion shifters. What better way to learn about these big felines than from real shifters? With help from Gerri Wilder, she and her crew are staying a couple weeks with the pride. And Gen herself is about to get up close and real personal with the big, sexy alpha of the pride. An alpha so hot, she wants to strip naked and purr like a cat in heat.
As a producer, Gen’s used to drama, but the performance playing out in the pride is beyond her expertise, especially when she’s personally threatened. Remy tries to protect his mate, but she’s determined to do what she wants, how she wants. But when she goes missing, it’s up to Remy to find her before the curtain closes.
SKYDANCE (THE ELEMENTAL DRAGONS BOOK 2) by Katherine Rhodes
The sky is a vast, lonely place. Maximillian Czerkanowicz knows. As Pine Valley’s air dragon, he’s flown alone for years. Over a century old, he’s the self-appointed guardian of the University’s prized telescope. Several doctorates and dozens of friends keep Max happy, even if he is alone.
The dreamworld is frightening, lawless place. Amy Hogan helps to keep the peace. Keeping her abilities, and her association with the Sectorum Esse, quiet, she rushed to Pine Valley to help find her missing friend. She didn’t realize she would find a part of herself she couldn’t live without.
Amy is everything Max needs, but she isn’t ready. Immortality is frightening and Amy needs time, but something is wrong in Pine Valley. The magical residents are losing their powers, and no one can figure out why. With Amy and the Sectorum Esse’s help, the answer is in their grasp, but time may not be on their side.
TWO OF SWORDS (MOIRA CHASE BOOK 2) by Colleen Vanderlinden
All she wanted was a quiet life. A bakery, a new life focusing on nothing more exciting than kitchen magic. Moira paid her dues during her time as a supernatural bounty hunter in Detroit. She’s retired and more than ready to leave the chaos of her past behind.
With her bakery, wonderful friends, and the beginning of the kind of love she’s only thought was possible in dreams, it feels like her life is finally starting to come together.
That is, until an old contact from her bounty hunting days insists on her help with a case that’s right up her alley. And until the man she loves finds himself in the middle of a turf war he never asked for.
Moira has a choice to make, and the lives of those she loves most hangs in the balance.
ALPHA BOSS by Zoe Ray
Samantha Davis was only looking for a job, but she ended up finding much more. The moment she stepped into the lobby at ASC she knew she belonged there, and the moment Preston Jacobs stepped into her life she knew she’d never be the same. His massive frame towers over her. His presence is intimidating, and he is the sexiest man she’s ever seen. He exudes power, and Samantha can’t explain the raw animalistic attraction she feels. Sam is determined to push thoughts of the boss out of her mind, but the connection is too powerful.
Preston Jacobs is a hard-headed wolf shifter, and as CEO of ASC and leader of his pack, he hasn’t had time to worry about people’s feelings. Everything changed when he met Samantha. He knew she was his mate the moment he laid eyes on her in the elevator of his building. His thoughts become consumed with taking his mate and marking her, and he’s going to pull out all the stops to make her trust him and show her that she is his forever.
When members of the pack become rebellious and trouble arises Preston must face a new challenge. Can he convince Samantha to accept her fate as his mate and help him lead the pack? Or will uncertain danger cause her to run away with her tail tucked between her legs?
WISDOM’S ALLEGIANCE (THE SHIFTER CHRONICLES BOOK 13) by M D Grimm
When socially awkward Dexter Fortis rescues an elf owl blown off course by a storm, he has no idea the bird is a shifter named Orion. Or that his life is about to change.
Orion falls in love with the kind custodian, but he must convince his long-term partner, Talon, that Dexter is just who they’ve been searching for to establish a permanent ménage. Even if they can gently break down Dexter’s walls, they’ll have to contend with a dangerous cult rising in the shifter community and a hidden enemy determined to keep Dexter from them.
PORTENTS by Ruth Redd
VS note: From May
Moya is a young Alpha on the verge of Manifesting, but all he can think about is the beautiful boy he grew up with, the Omega he desires above all else.
Aeryn is Moya’s best friend, but both of them crave the day when they are old enough to take their relationship further, when their love may go beyond the precious gift of a heated kiss.
Moya must experience his first Rut, a traditional ceremony he dreads with all his heart because he wants Aeryn to be the one. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
SURVIVING THE SHADOWS (THE BEARER OF TRUTH BOOK 2) by Miranda Turner
Gabriel has been gone longer than predicted, and Evander is growing increasingly worried each day that passes without his return. Confounded by their leaders’ lack of answers, Evander and the team begin to fear the worst.
In the midst of fruitlessly searching Miami for clues to the Daemon Abaddon’s whereabouts, Evander begins to have disturbingly vivid dreams. With a little help from a newly returned and empty-handed Michael and Barabbas, Evander discovers Gabriel has been calling out for help across their nascent bond, and they set off to rescue Gabriel from the depths of the Underworld.
Gabriel is old friends with torture, and his captors haven’t been gentle. Despite growing weaker every day, Gabriel resolves to survive long enough for rescue, or to die fighting, until a Dark Seer begins to dredge up the terror of Gabriel’s horrific childhood, threatening to destroy his mind and soul. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
VAMPIRE BRIDES: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD by Yvonne Robertson
Sierra Adams is still reeling from the death of her beloved Grandmother Rachel, six months earlier. Rachel, a vibrant, loving woman, had raised her since she was a baby. Now Sierra was left completely alone and drowning in medical bills and her job as a waitress at the local diner isn’t making a dent in them.
She has been taking huge comfort in the form of her gorgeous dream lover, who comes to her every night when she is asleep and invades her mind, body and soul. She is shocked but when she finds out he is actually very real and he is a two hundred-year-old vampire. Sierra is inexplicably drawn to him.
Luca Van Buren Hendrik and Violette’s eldest son and the heir to the House of Van Buren. He has some magical ability, learned from his mother, a centuries old witch, turned vampire and his father, the undisputed ruler of their House. Luca knows Sierra is his mate, his soul bonded, he just has to convince her. He also helps her to uncover the truth about herself and the wonderful gifts that have been hidden, dormant inside her, her entire life.
He also has to protect her from their enemies who would not want to see her join their supernatural world and will stop at nothing to prevent it.
SHADOWSPELL ACADEMY: THE CULLING TRIALS BOOK 3 by K F Breene and Shannon Mayer
The last of the Culling Trials is here. I foolishly thought I’d survived the worst.
My team is falling to pieces around me and my heart is shattered for the losses I’ve endured. But I can’t stop when I’m so close to the end. There are too many people depending on me.
I foolishly thought there wasn’t much more I could lose…until the nature of my bloodline comes to light.
I’m not what I thought I was. Not what anyone thought I was.
But to tell people the truth would be to kill us all.
To fail the trials will mean death, but to succeed might damn me for life.
WANDS HAVE MORE FUN (WIDOW’S BAY BOOK 4) by Rebecca Regnier
After a judge for the inaugural Miss (Or Mister) Vernal Equinox Pageant is found murdered, town reporter, Marzie Nowak, is pressed into service to judge the event. It’s the last place she wants to be, not only is the murder unsolved, but there’s also a vampire with a dad bod trying to suck the life out of patrons of the local microbrewery. Marzie’s magic plate is spilling over. It seems Marzie and the Widow’s Bay Witches have to figure out how to use wands, fast, if they want to protect their town from evil.
Then there’s the ancient undead but still handsome as sin billionaire with a crush on her. Dating a supernatural being at her age? What would she even wear for that? Marzie just wants to do her job and report the news of Widow’s Bay. And now there’s trouble on that front too, Marzie’s getting scooped on every story she covers. With a blizzard bearing down on the town, an unsolved murder, and wand making 101, Marzie just might melt down. Thank goodness her cat Agnes and her sister witches in the coven are there to pick up the pieces!
HER SECRET BABY BEAR (BURNING FALLS SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by Cynthia Wilde
Jenny Hayes is no stranger to the school of hard knocks. So when a one night stand with a hottie from Burning Falls leaves her expecting, she knows she can only rely on herself. Would a successful, dependable…and rich man like him ever believe her pregnancy was just an accident? Fat chance. With the odds of another rejection high, it seems better to just run now. And the more she learns about Burning Falls, the more that seems like a good idea, despite the inexplicable magnetic pull she feels for the mysterious damaged ex-soldier, Derek…
Derek Patterson has always felt like he has had to prove himself to the rest of his pack. Haunted by the death of a fellow soldier on the battlefield, for which he blames himself, he struggles to find inner peace. A one night stand is a welcome, if uncommon distraction for him. But what he is not prepared for is the way she has stayed in his heart. Unable to surrender to his mating instinct and torn by his past, he may just drive away the one thing that could truly heal him…
Between their own past and present secrets, and an outside threat pushing in on Burning Falls, do these two have any chance of beating the odds and forging a lasting bond?
KING OF BLOOD (THE MASKS OF UNDER BOOK 4) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
The blood of my friend is on Aon’s hands, a King who would do anything to protect me. He believes his actions are justified because of a prophecy by the Ancients predicting my undoing by the hands of a friend.
I refuse to accept it. Nothing can justify what Aon did, what he took from me.
But as one threat is buried, another arises. The other Kings and Queens of Under are waking up from their crypts, and a war among us is imminent. The need for revenge and power is driving immortals to the brink of madness.
While the other Kings and Queens of Under are blinded by their own selfish conquests, something big and more dangerous than anything we’ve ever faced is about to shake Under to its core.
There’s one King who seems to hold the key to it all, the answers to our fate. A white-winged angel, a legion whose mind is made of a thousand souls with magic strong enough to hold the Ancients captive at the bottom of the pool.
The King of Blood.
I just need to determine whether he’s an ally…or the worst enemy Under has ever seen.
TWISTED FLAMES (THE ANOMALY SERIES BOOK 1) by Aster North
Shiny Blades. Scorching Fire. Falling Feathers.
That’s me, Everly Banks, the original supernatural. After being betrayed by The Council and given to a madman, I burned it all to the ground. Now all I want is to stay hidden, protecting those who need it from the shadows.
When four hunters show up on my doorstep asking for my help and trying to drag me back into the light, I send them and their secrets packing. Did I mention they work for The Council?
I may not have a choice. An army of demons is amassing and innocents are getting caught up in its net. My only friend may be next. Trusting them may burn me, but I’ve always played with fire.
MOONLIGHT BRIDE (HIGH HOUSE CANIS BOOK 3) by Riley Storm
Chloe goes to warn them of the giant wolf roaming around, fully expecting to go home alone. When she accidentally lets slip that her tractor is broken, however, the handsome new neighbor insists on coming to help. Overwhelmed since leaving the city and her past behind, Chloe accepts his offer. Maybe with his help, she can find a way to stop her other jerk of a neighbor from forcing her to sell the farm.
Truthfully, Linden Canis knows nothing about tractors. He’s a wolf shifter living on a farm, after all. Still, he needs to see more of her. It’s only good luck that she found him, after he stumbled across her when in his animal form. Now he doesn’t want to let her out of his sight. There’s something about her that calls to him. But he has other duties he can’t let slide…
The farm is home to all the rebellious members of House Canis, home of the werewolves. They’re fighting a secret war against their Tyrant-King, and it’s Linden’s job to ensure the perimeter security. With Chloe struggling to run her farm, however, he begins to devote more and more time to seeing her succeed. Too much time. When disaster strikes, it leaves nothing untouched. Not even Chloe.
THE AFFAIR OF THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER by Alexis Hall
Upon returning to the city of Khelathra-Ven after five years fighting a war in another universe, Captain John Wyndham finds himself looking for somewhere to live, and expediency forces him to take lodgings at 221b Martyrs Walk. His new housemate is Ms. Shaharazad Haas, a consulting sorceress of mercurial temperament and dark reputation.
When Ms. Haas is enlisted to solve a case of blackmail against one of her former lovers, Miss Eirene Viola, Captain Wyndham is drawn into a mystery that leads him from the salons of the literary set to the drowned back-alleys of Ven and even to a prison cell in lost Carcosa. Along the way he is beset by criminals, menaced by pirates, molested by vampires, almost devoured by mad gods, and called upon to punch a shark.
But the further the companions go in pursuit of the elusive blackmailer, the more impossible the case appears. Then again, in Khelathra-Ven reality is flexible, and the impossible is Ms. Haas’ stock-in-trade.
KISSED BY MOONLIGHT (THE CIMMERIAN CAGE BOOK 2) by Cate Corvin
I’m Lu Darke, student, prisoner, and wielder of the rare magic wildfire. The Headmistress of the Cimmerian Reform Academy is definitely up to something sinister, but I’m not escaping the Cage until I’ve unraveled its mysteries. A mysterious ghost is following me, a new Divination professor is taking my nemesis under her wing, and Holly’s sketchbook promises a grim future.
I’m not going down without a fight.
Roman Frost ripped my heart open and he’s back for more, but there’s no way I’m letting him in again.
Shane is my pillar and champion, but the territorial need to mark me is driving him mad, and his visions grow darker by the day.
Professor Steele has promised me his heart, but whatever he’s hiding might be an insurmountable obstacle between us.
And Locke has finally ventured from the depths of Cimmerian. It hurts him to be so close to my blood without a taste, and he can’t fight his true nature forever.
Cimmerian’s secrets are much darker than I ever could have believed, and they threaten to destroy us all- but one of my protectors might be the key.
A FORBIDDEN MATING (UNFORGIVEN COUNTRY BOOK 2) by Jenika Snow and Jordan Marie
I’m a shifter.
We have our own rules, customs.
At least we’re supposed to.
When my father went against tradition and arranged a mating for me—one he said would better the pack, I did the only thing I could.
I want to choose who I love, who I mate.
But my fleeing has me stranded in Unforgiven … face to face with my fated mate.
A wolf who refuses to let me go.
And I don’t want him to.
I don’t want to deny either of us what comes naturally … being together in every conceivable way.
But what happens when my father and betrothed mate find me? Will it start an all-out war? Or can they see I’m finally happy, finally where I’m supposed to be?
MAGICAL REDEMPTION (BIOMYSTIC SECURITY BOOK 4) by Jalizia A Burwell
Dr. Laila Porter never knew what grief meant until Biomystic Security was attacked. Now that it’s over, the company is on its way to healing, but as truths come out, it proves harder to do. Padraig is back and he’s determined to reach his goal, no matter who he has to hurt to do it. When the team finds out, it becomes a race against the clock before thousands of lives are lost.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the only thing troubling Laila. Her magic is on the fritz and she’s still healing from her last meeting with Padraig. Risking to push herself beyond her limits, Laila decides it’s time for him to pay. Defying orders, Laila makes a dangerous choice that will change her life forever. Will Laila survive this new world she finds herself surrounded by, or will she come out on top as the person she was meant to be all along?
BLOOD CAPTIVE (THE BLACKTHORNE VAMPIRES BOOK 1) by Kim Loraine
He wanted me for my blood…Living on the run was all I’d ever known. My life was unstable, but at least I wasn’t alone. That all changed when my mother was murdered.
I ran from the unknown creatures she’d always feared. Until the day I stopped being afraid.
That was my first mistake.
Cashel Blackthorne took me as his captive, but more than that, he opened my eyes to the terrible truth of the world. Vampires exist, and I am the key to their salvation.
The Blackthorne vampires need my blood but their prince desires more—me.
There’s something between us neither of us can deny.
He is my captor, but I’ll be his ruin.
POWER OF ATTRACTION (BLACKSTONE HAVEN BOOK 1) by Taige Crenshaw
VS Note: A re-release
A man will come to you in the darkest moon. The trees will shade and protect your union of the soul. Before the final step to merge your body is taken, a choice must be made.
Peyton Blackstone, a natural born witch, knew from the prophecy that accompanied her birth that a man would come to her. Yet, when the man who is set to be her ‘arrives, Peyton isn’t ready for him or the ramifications his coming will cause. This man who deals with reality has a few secrets of his own–secrets that could very well destroy them both.
Wesley McCarty believes the woman he meets under the moonlight is not real. Suffering from unexplained blackouts, he believes he is losing his mind. When he sees her again, he realizes not only is his fantasy woman real, but she is within his reach. He must have her, no matter the cost. Nothing will stop him. Not his blackouts, or any legacies or prophecies. He will have this woman who sets his blood on fire and completes his soul.
Legacies, destiny, and prophecy cannot withstand this power of attraction.
LONG LOST MAGIC (THE THORNE WITCHES BOOK 6) by T M Cromer
Alastair Thorne has only ever loved one woman, and he’s determined that nothing and no one will keep him from the woman he calls his own. After twenty years searching for the magical means to revive Rorie from her stasis, he resorts to forbidden magic. But the hard-edged stranger he’s brought back bears no resemblance to the woman he once loved, and Alastair finds himself at a loss as to how to resurrect the love of a lifetime.
Aurora Gillespie-Thorne wakes to find the world has moved on in the years she’s been asleep. Nothing is familiar, and the man she once called lover seems cold and withdrawn. With her brother Jace missing, presumed dead in the fire that destroyed her ancestral home, Rorie is determined to discover the truth.
Now, Alastair assigns himself to the task of finding Jace. What he unearths puts himself and Rorie in the crosshairs of his greatest enemy once more.
THE LIBRARIAN’S VAMPIRE ASSISTANT BOOK 3 by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOUR BOSS JUST CAN’T GET MORE AWKWARD…Michael Vanderhorst is not your usual vampire. For starters, he works in a library, is in love with Miriam, his hot nerdy human boss who has no clue what he is, and he looks like a college student.)
In reality, Michael is an ancient deadly vampire, an ex-assassin, and is currently the de facto king of his kind ever since their ruling party disappeared. To where? He doesn’t know, but if he wants his life back, he’ll have to find out. (Mystery!) Especially because a civil war is brewing, and being king makes his librarian a mark for his enemies. (She is, after all, his biggest weakness.)
With a global uprising about to explode, Michael must give her the protection of his army. Only one problem: She must become his queen first. But every attempt he makes to tell her the truth is met with extreme hostility. “Vampires aren’t real. That’s crazy talk, Michael!” Clearly, the topic frightens her.)
With time running out and her life on the line, Michael is left with one option: Marry her. Without her knowing. )
Can he pull it off? And what will happen when the fight comes to their door?
SEASONS IN THE ABYSS (THE DANK COURTS BOOK 1) by Dagmar Avery, K Margaret and Stella Price
Gobeth Argos, Princess of the Dank Courts, Queen of the Wild Hunt and acting Sovereign of the Sluagh has her hands full now that shes back from High Court. Set on implementing Queen Verity’s new decrees, and bringing her courts further into the 21st century, she is determined to ensure a fruitful future for everyone.
But Faerie has other plans for her, and they manifest in the form of dreams. Erotic, vivid, detailed dreams of tentacles, and the feeling once they are done that something is missing. Having only the dreams, and the words of an old seer to go by, Gogo begins a journey of both self discovery and wonder.
And when tragedy strikes, she is left with questions, concerns and ultimatums.
Because Faerie has given her a quest, and through heartache, laughter, anger and sadness, she will rise to the challenge.
RUBY (THE SILVIA SAGA BOOK 3) by Jenna Lee
It takes courage to stand tall and embrace your destiny.
Dara and her warriors have faced evil at every turn, and all attempts at reclaiming what’s rightfully hers have been met with unwavering resistance from her uncle.
With Emerald and Topaz claimed, Dara enters her hardest battle yet as she searches for Ruby, the last stone in their quest to overthrow her uncle and restore Silvia to its original beauty.
Does Dara have the inner strength to trust her instincts, and the courage to overcome everything she’s been through? Or will her uncle defeat her once and for all?
MAGIC ACADEMY FOR TROUBLED MONSTERS: VILE TRIALS by Isabella King
I thought there was nothing worse than being a succubus born to angels. But the night I’m convicted of a crime I don’t remember committing, I’m sentenced to an unbearable fate—I’ve been enrolled in the Magic Academy for Troubled Monsters.
Without so much as a goodbye, I’m shipped off to the haunted old campus in Upstate New York and stripped of all contact with the outside world.
But I don’t belong here. I’m not a monster. And despite badass students, a weirdly cool atmosphere, and a trio of gorgeous, wildly different boys that are inexplicably interested in me? I can’t stay here. And there’s only one way out—the Vile Trials.
Wickedly difficult, totally unpredictable, and grossly public, the Trials are the only hope I have of returning to my normal life. And if I want to pass them, I have to push away the fear of my power, and learn to embrace it.Even if that means opening myself up to danger, daring, and most frightening of all—love.
BEARLY TOGETHER (GREEN VALLEY SHIFTERS BOOK 4) by Zoe Chant
It’s not like lion shifter Shelley Powell hates children. She just doesn’t know what to do with them… or anything that doesn’t already have a place in her seemingly well-ordered life. But her new mate starter-pack apparently comes with not only an active little boy, but also a droolly dog… and an ex-wife who is everything she isn’t.
Bear shifter Dean James knows there’s more to the gorgeous lion shifter that waltzed into his auto shop than her perfect hair and stunning silver eyes. He can see past her fashionable facade straight to the hungry heart beneath and he knows that his is just the family to complete her.
Can he convince her that Green Valley, with its nosy neighbors and noisy kids, is the right place for a lonely city lioness?
SOUL OF THE SWORD (SHADOW OF THE FOX BOOK 2) by Julie Kagawa
VS Note: Apparently there’s not much romance.
Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful Scroll of a Thousand Prayers to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the scroll. But she has a new enemy now, more dangerous than any she has yet faced. The demon Hakaimono is free at last, and he has possessed the very person Yumeko trusted to protect her from the evil at her heels, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.
Hakaimono has only one goal: to break the curse of the sword and set himself free to rain chaos and destruction over the land forevermore. To do so, he will need the scroll. And Yumeko is the only one standing in his way.
BROKE IN MAGIC BOOK 1 (MAGIC NEW MEXICO #45) by Winnie Winkle, Foreward by SE Smith
If she killed him, it’d be worth it.
After his car breaks down in Magic, New Mexico, Jasper touches Melia’s fingertips… and she knocks him out cold. He awakens in a red, raging lust, determined to get with her. There’s one little snag, but it’s a doozy. His demon daddy plans to turn him darker than Hades. Holding the line with Jasper are his two best friends, who think running is the answer.
Melia, a gorgeous, ethereal Muse and a badass balancer of evil, is equally struck by lust’s lightning. She’ll take Jasper out, but in her heart, she’d rather be taken by this sexy, clueless warlock. If Jasper explodes from the protections his witch mother cast to hide him from his magic, Melia has no choice but to kill him. Used to working alone, she makes an unlikely alliance, desperate to keep Jasper in the light, in her life, and take him as her fated forever lover.
Will Big Daddy and his demon minions prevail, forcing Melia to shred her own heart and kill the man she believes is her one true love? Can Jasper survive his birthright fate? A raging chase across the New Mexican desert turns into a good vs evil free-for-all, forcing each to respond to the internal questions of balance, darkness, and love’s light.
A SHIFTER’S YEARNING: THE SHIFTERS OF ECLIPSE: BOOK #2 (MAGIC NEW MEXICO BOOK 49) by Evelyn Lederman, Foreward by SE Smith
An enchanted troll is cursed to fall in love with unattainable women…
Horse shifter Elle Thomas arrives in Magic, New Mexico to confront her late husband’s mistress. She’s distracted by a man whose soulful eyes are his only feature she can recall. Although she’s warned he’s dangerous, Elle’s helplessly drawn to him.
Billings Montana’s latest vision foresees his death or transformation. The presence of a new arrival activates the curse again, but she could also bring about its end. Nothing and no one will separate him from the woman who could be his salvation.
Will they fall victim to the curse or forge a new beginning?
VS: Highlighting my one and only rock star romance for the backlist title today! (I love reading them…) Of course there’s a scifi romance twist. A novella…STAR CRUISE: SONGBIRD
Grant Barton, a Security Officer on the Nebula Zephyr, is less than thrilled with his current assignment to guard an Interstellar singing sensation while she’s on board the ship. It doesn’t help that he and his military war bird Valkyr are dealing with their recent separation from the Sectors Special Forces and uncertainty over their future, with their own planet in ruins.
Karissa Dawnstar is on top of the charts and seemingly has it all – talent, fame, fortune and devoted fans, but behind her brave smile and upbeat lyrics she hides an aching heart. When a publicity stunt goes wrong, Karissa finds herself in the arms of the security officer assigned to protect her – and discovers a mutual attraction she can’t ignore.
Trouble continues to plague the pair, driving a wedge between them and leaving Grant certain that Karissa is in more danger than she realizes, from overzealous fans and her own management. Grant is determined to protect Karissa whether she wants his help or not. Can he discover the truth behind what’s going on before he loses Karissa or is there someone else plotting to keep them apart – permanently?
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