Better buckle in – there are a TON of New Releases to report this week!
As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
SILENT LUCIDITY (THE INFINITE CITY BOOK 1) by Tiffany Roberts
VS Note: Oh yesss, had this pre-ordered!
She didn’t ask to be abducted.
She didn’t ask to be torn away from her simple, happy life on Earth.
She didn’t ask to become a pet to a powerful alien merchant.
Abella hasn’t allowed four years of slavery to break her spirit, but after numerous failed escape attempts, the chances of making it home to her family seem bleak. That is until she shares a passionate, forbidden dance with a silent stranger. His piercing silvery eyes haunt her with a taste of hope.
Intense, mysterious, and deadly, Tenthil may be the key to Abella’s freedom. But as she finds herself increasingly drawn to him, she realizes the truth—Tenthil has no intention of taking her home.
Will he be her salvation, or will she trade one master for another?
ACES OVER QUEEN (THE DRIFT BOOK 8) by Susan Hayes
Royan Watson lived by three simple rules: No regrets, no relationships, and no slowing down. No exceptions. Then steady, reliable, and sexy as hell Owen Connors crossed his orbit, and Royan’s rules went out the airlock.
Astek station is in chaos and Tianna Astor has been sent to set things right. But no briefing or data files could prepare the ice queen of Astek Corp for the secrets, lies, and temptations she’ll find out at the edge of civilized space.
PAX’S EMPEROR (INTERGALACTIC OFFICERS BOOK 2) by Mara Jaye
I’m not supposed to be on Earth.
But, I had to come here after my young son’s life was threatened. Sixth world Earth is the last place anyone should or even could come to look for me. My goal was to live here with a small detachment, let my brother rule for me, and find out who is trying to take my place on Ghar as Emperor of the Intergalactic Alliance.
Except, when it’s time to come home, I find I don’t want to leave Earth and Pax behind.
HIS HUMAN CAPTIVE: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE (CENTAURI CAPTIVES BOOK 1) by Kallista Dane and Kate Richards
Mantsk – My world is gone.
Everyone on Arythios killed, our planet left uninhabitable. Destroyed by an unknown enemy while I was away on maneuvers with a small fleet of starships. We’re all that’s left— an elite team of warriors adrift in space with no home, no hope. And no females of our race left alive.
We begged the Interstellar Federation for help, but all they sent us were a handful of females from a primitive planet called Earth. “To see to the needs of your troops,” their leader said.
I swallowed my pride and accepted. With no Arythian females, we needed breeders. Though they were small and pale, the aliens would have to do. So I picked one out and started teaching her our ways.
She’s stubborn and full of fire, but she’s awakened a dark hunger in me. I had no idea I’d have to dole out so many punishments to train her properly—or how much I’d enjoy the task.
Jess – My world is gone.
I’ve never been so scared.
I volunteered for a diplomatic mission to the beautiful world of Arythios. But the Federation lied to me. The planet doesn’t exist anymore. Instead I woke up on an alien starship, surrounded by huge gray-skinned warriors who think I’m their new sex toy.
I’m adrift in space with no home, no hope. Their arrogant captain says I have to call him Master and obey him. When I don’t, he punishes me.
And the scariest thing of all is—I’m starting to like it.
RAVISHED: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE (CENTAURI CAPTIVES BOOK 2) by Kallista Dane and Kate Richards
I was an old-fashioned girl, saving myself for Mr. Right.
Now, I’m the property of an alien warrior—and he’s determined to make me his mate.
An unknown enemy destroyed Arythios, killing every living creature on the planet. The only survivors of their race are an elite band of male warriors who were away on maneuvers when the attack occurred.
Vowing to track down and crush the enemy, they turn to the Interstellar Federation for help. Instead of aid and shelter, they are given a handful of females from a minor planet called Earth.
Dylos – Arythios is no more. We’re the only survivors. Though I’m still grieving the loss of my mate, it’s my duty to claim one of these primitive aliens as my own. Mate with her and produce offspring to save our race from extinction. They’re uncivilized, but I’ll train mine to be properly submissive.
To my dismay, the alien female I’ve chosen is stubborn and defiant, often in need of stern punishment. I’ve tried to keep her at a distance, but her virginal innocence stirs my loins, awakening a savage hunger I thought was as dead as my world.
And her beautiful soul has touched my heart.
Trina – After I refused the advances of one of the most powerful leaders on Earth, he locked me up until I’d agree to participate in his kinky sex games. When his wife found out, she insisted I be sent far away. So he added me to what he said was a diplomatic mission to another world…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
CYBORG’S SECRET BABY (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES: THE COLONY BOOK 7) by Grace Goodwin
Atlan Warlord Jorik guards the Coalition Fleet’s Processing Center on Earth, protecting warriors and brides without mercy or distraction…until he sees Gabriela. She is everything the beast within him craves. Soft. Curved. Unafraid. He dreams of courting her properly, wooing her into accepting his beast’s claim, and making her his—body and soul. Danger strikes and his beast takes control—resulting in his immediate removal from Earth. From Gabriela.
Gabriela fell in love with an alien Warlord who fought to save her life, then disappeared, only to learn he was later killed in a battle with the Hive. She moves on with her life as best she can, with one beautiful reminder of their time together. A baby.
When she learns Jorik isn’t dead, but banished to the Colony, she and the baby are sent to find him. The problem? He’s not just contaminated, he’s been newly matched by the Interstellar Brides Program. And not to her.
ALIEN MATE by Juno Wells
Gabby was left all on her own after her father and brothers were ruthlessly killed when alien monsters conquered Earth. Now she’s part of a group of captive human women being sent to an unknown prison planet.
When things take a turn for the worse and the ship crashes, Gabby knows she’s going to die. But fate intervenes and she’s saved, finding herself strangely attracted to her scarlet scaled, golden eyed rescuer.
Until he stumbles upon the slave ship wreckage, Radek had never found the one who calls to his soul. His life had been consumed by the need to protect his people from the blood thirsty, aggressive gryphons. Now he has a new calling, the exquisite human female must be safeguarded at all costs.
Abby is completely at this strange alien dragon’s mercy. She’s stuck on a new and dangerous planet, doesn’t speak the language, and the rest of the human survivors look to her for leadership. Does she have a choice except to stay by Radek’s side?
BEST GAME EVER: A VIRTUELLA NOVEL by R R Angell
It is springtime at Bolin College and death is in the air.
The Virtual Campus Challenge demo is one week away. To make matters worse, Robby hasn’t had a boyfriend since freshman year and his gender-fluid friend is making that all too clear.
When Robby and his team uncover a link between suicides and virtual reality games, Virtuella, SaikoVR’s AI game engine, fights back. Can Robby and his friends defeat Virtuella, save the world, and find love in the BEST GAME EVER?
UNMATCHED (HER ILLUSIAN WARRIOR BOOK 3) by Annalise Alexis
They say time heals all wounds, but they’re wrong. What’s been done to the Illusian people is unforgivable. Those responsible need to burn. We’re tracking ghosts. Every time we think we’re close to the truth, we find more questions and more pain. But we’ve come too far and survived too much to let anything stand in our way. The price of justice is steep, and this could cost us everything.
STRAVON (DARK PRINCES BOOK 1) by Suki Selborne
It was supposed to be a fun day out. A pleasure cruise in space, to see the stars. But our ship never made it home to Earth.
Five brutal alien princes invaded our ship. And they stole five Earth girls away.
The Dark Star princes rule the galaxy. They’re fierce, cruel, and impossibly handsome. Prince Stravon plans to take me back to his palace for the royal mating ceremony. He wants me to give him an heir.
But what happens next shocks both of us.
Trouble has hit the Dark Star empire. And I’m right in the middle of it.
Will I ever make it home?
HUNTING THEIR MATE: A DARK SCIFI REVERSE HAREM NOVEL by Piper Stone
As far as I’m concerned, the Cenzans will always be the enemy, and there can be no peace while they remain on our planet. I planned to make them pay for invading our world, but I was hunted down and captured by two of their warriors with the help of a battle-hardened former Marine. Now I’m the one who is going to pay, as the three of them…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
MATED TO THE ALIEN COMMANDER: THE BREVIEX SERIES BOOK 1) by Molly Rowland
Two nights ago, I was kidnapped.
Now I’m chained up in the bowels of a spaceship, surrounded by giant muscle-bound aliens who look at me like I’m the newest item on the menu. My heart sinks at whispers of a king and his harem. I huddle in the corner of my cell and pray for rescue.
The Commander could be my salvation.
All the aliens stare at my naked curves, but his gaze is different. Intense. Protective. Hungry. Like it takes every ounce of self-control he has to keep from devouring me. The disapproving looks from his men tell me he’s close to crossing a line I don’t understand.
Trouble stirs when his men discover the true ferocity of his attraction. Will he surrender me to the King when the time comes? Do I want him to?
SAVE HER HEART: SEQUEL TO RESCUE HER HEART by KC Luck
After six months of exile, Salishan Bransen wonders what the future holds for her until a sexy blonde walks into her life. Before she knows it, Sal is mixed up in a Space Ranger mission to rescue a hostage. Only nothing goes right and once again, Sal is on the run.
Working as a trainer at the Space Ranger academy, Captain Nat Reynolds is living a simple life with her love, Catherine Porter. When a mysterious distress call from Sal comes through, Nat must decide if she will risk everything and take on a new adventure to save her.
A GLINT OF LIGHT: BRIDGE AND SWORD SERIES BOOK 8.5 (BRIDGE & SWORD SERIES) by JC Andrjeski
Everyone told him Cass couldn’t be saved.
All of them, even Allie and Jon, Cass’s childhood friends, believe she’s too far gone.
She chose the darkest of dark paths, betraying everyone who loved her, nearly killing her best friend, Allie, and destroying Allie’s mind in the process. After Cass became a minion of the dark being, Shadow, she nearly killed them all. After everything she put them through, the rest of their team mostly wants her dead.
But Balidor can’t bring himself to let her go.
Using his vast abilities and psychic training, he leads Cass through the darkness of her own mind, trying desperately to bring back the woman he loved before Shadow broke her.
In the process, he is forced to face a darkness in himself, something he thought he’d left behind long ago.
DECAYING ORBIT: A TAKAMO UNIVERSE NOVEL (AEON PROJECT BOOK 3) by AR DeClerck
In a desperate attempt to save his brothers, Vex did something stupid. Now, racing against time, his brothers have one chance to save his life, and it’s all in the hands of a petite pink-haired cybernetics professor. With no choice but to leave Vex with the doctor, they swear they’ll return as soon as they can. Riddled with pain and barely able to move, Vex has no option but to let her do her job. He knows that allowing anyone to touch him is dangerous, but he doesn’t want to die. Not yet.
Augustin Moreau spent her life learning how to modify bodies to make them better, faster, stronger. When her old friend Sharyn calls, begging for help, Gus knows she’s the only woman for the job. Vex is stubborn, irritating, and bossy, but she recognizes a man burdened by grief and spiraling out of control. Gus knows she can save his life but getting him to trust her is an entirely different story.
Trapped together on a planet in the middle of a bloody civil war, the two realize they must work together to survive. History says the two of them should hate each other; the scientist and the experiment, but something else grows between them. The only question is: will they hold on to it, or let it go and walk away when it’s over?
LIMITED WISH (IMPOSSIBLE TIMES BOOK 2) by Mark Lawrence
VS Note: Probably more romantic elements than romance, is my guess.
It’s the summer of 1986 and reluctant prodigy Nick Hayes is a student at Cambridge University, working with world-renowned mathematician Professor Halligan. He just wants to be a regular student, but regular isn’t really an option for a boy-genius cancer survivor who’s already dabbled in time travel.
When he crosses paths with a mysterious yet curiously familiar girl, Nick discovers that creases have appeared in the fabric of time, and that he is at the centre of the disruption. Only Nick can resolve this time paradox before the damage becomes catastrophic for both him and the future of the world. Time is running out—literally.
Wrapped up with him in this potentially apocalyptic scenario are his ex-girlfriend, Mia, and fellow student Helen. Facing the world-ending chaos of a split in time, Nick must act fast and make the choice of a lifetime—or lifetimes. Game on.
PURPLE HAZE (ALIENS IN NEW YORK BOOK 2) by Kelly Jensen
Six months have passed since Dillon and Lang crashed into each other on a crowded street in New York City, changing the course of their lives. Now they’re living together as a couple, happy, in love, but not quite ready to say the words out loud.
Dillon is about to embark on a new adventure—opening a private art school housed in the brownstone left to him by his father. Lang… Lang is becoming ever more aware of the futility of his mission: being caretaker to his clan’s future when his clan might not survive the war with an opposing faction.
When a flashbulb outside a nightclub on New Year’s Eve temporarily blinds Dillon, the course of their lives is set to change again. Dillon’s perception of how the world works is going to be forever altered, and Lang will have to decide between his mission and the man who has come to mean more to him than he ever thought possible.
It will be up to both of them to chart a new direction, one that holds the balance between being human and alien. A course that might require sacrifices neither of them is willing to make.
KEPT BY THE ZANDIAN (ZANDIAN BRIDES) by Renee Rose and Rebel West
She killed to escape her former slave master. Stowed away on my ship. Injected me with poison. Now she’s been remanded to me for probation. It’s my job to watch her. Rule over her. Discipline her. It’s up to me to decide if she’s worthy of asylum on our planet.And I’m dragging my feet on the decision. Because stars know, I like her right where I have her. In my home. In my bed. Kept by me.
HUMAN OMEGA: BABIED BY HIS GUARDIAN MATES (PYKH BOOK 3) by Eileen Glass
Finally, everything is going good for Carter. He’s not a slave. He has a roof over his head. He’s fixed his alien language translator and now can talk to Pykh and Siel, his protectors.
Thankfully, they aren’t promiscuous alien hillbillies. They’re loyal men who love him, and Carter loves them back. Our space marine is ready to settle into a new life on the fleaf’akhie planet and be happy.
But now there’s another problem. On this planet… he’s the girl?And not just any girl, but a pale, delicate, exotic princess who must be bowed to, courted, and entertained with poems.What’s a tough space marine to do, being treated like this?
Setting them straight would be easy, and Carter does come clean to his hopeful fathers to-be, but now a golden-armored general brings a carriage to take him away to safety. Carter must play along with the princess act, or he and his new family may be turned away at the gates.
FARLANDS PRODIGAL (ULTIMATE PASSAGE BOOK 5) by Elle Thorne
Qalen’s the one who never should have existed. Hell, he’s Saraz’s worst nightmare.
But Qalen doesn’t care. He does his thing, keeping a low profile, unbothered by many, living life in Midland and the Farlands. He likes his privacy.
Cinia’s the concubine who shouldn’t be alive. She should’ve been a snack for the wildlife outside the Asazi protective borders. And she would have been, if she hadn’t grabbed Qalen’s attention. Except catching Qalen’s eye wasn’t the best thing that could have happened. Or was it?
Enter Saraz. One pissed off, egomaniac dragon-type shifter that’s not taking rejection or his life crumbling around him lightly. And he wants his concubine Cinia back.
RENEGADE: THE COALITION REBELLION: ZIEM 3 (A COALITION REBELLION NOVEL BOOK 6) by Justine Davis
The Coalition’s most decorated battle commander Caze Paladen is running out of time—personally and professionally. A shard of shrapnel embedded close to his spine threatens his life, and the resistance of Ziem’s people to Coalition rule threatens his career. Either way, Paladen is on borrowed time, unless he can find a way to win this war.
The legendary Spirit of the Mountain, widow Iolana Davorin—long believed dead—has the power of healing along with the blessing and curse of far-seeing vision. Following her path has saved Ziem so far, but cost her nearly everything, including the love of her children. Now, when she’s almost reclaimed her life, she must risk it all again and find a way to turn an honorable man into a traitor.
Caze Paladen holds her world and the lives of her children in his hands. Yet, she sees something in him that gives her hope, for both her home and her heart. If she can find the long buried spark of humanity in him and flame it to life again. If she can stop the rebels from killing him.
CHIMERA’S GIFT (INTO THE DEADFALL BOOK 4) by Susan Trombley
The chimera is a mystery that baffles the residents of New Omni—when his attitude isn’t making them want to kill him.
Even as a gladiator champion with many battles under his belt, the chimera finds the Dead Fall to be a challenge, so when the four-armed fire-warrior, Tak, saves his life, the shapeshifting chimera attempts to socialize, but his arrogance leaves the easygoing Tak in a fury with his thoughtless words.
Desperate for answers to understand how a mated male thinks, he seeks out Alice, Tak’s intriguing mate, while in his serpent form, and inadvertently discovers that Alice has secrets of her own. Secrets she must keep to protect her family.
The chimera and Alice enter into an uneasy bargain while he holds his silence, but he isn’t happy about the price of that silence on Alice and her mates. As he spends more time with Alice and experiences feelings for her that he’s never had before, it becomes a struggle for him to keep her secret, and he can’t help offering a solution—one that will cost him instead.
One that might cost his life.
MELODY EMBRACED (ALIEN SABRETOOTH SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Serena Simpson
Lyrek brought his people to earth looking for their abraza; the one woman whose melody resides with their own. If they can’t find at least a spark they will leave and continue their search through the galaxy.
Jade’s life is spent working, relaxing, and spending time with friends. She’s given up looking for that special someone. When her best friend invites her to the newest restaurant in town all she hopes for is a decent meal. What she gets are food and Lyrek. She’s finally met someone that makes her want to risk it all.
Jade’s song reaches out to Lyrek, she may be the salvation of his people. He, on the other hand, maybe her death sentence. To keep her alive means to stay away from her.
Jade must risk her life to help his people and her own. Lyrek must risk the one person he never thought he’d find to save his people and hers.
If what they plan doesn’t work, neither will have to worry because another race is coming with intents to kill them all.
In the midst of their race against time is the fact that love keeps calling their names.
WILD IS THE BLUE (THE ADVENTURES OF BLUE FAUST BOOK 6) by Cecelia Randall
It’s been three months. Three months of peace, three months of learning to wrangle her powers, three months of living with four men…
And Blue is bored. Well, only a little—it’s hard to be bored with two piquets, classes, training, overprotective men, and two more who pop into her life whenever they want. But, she is starting to wonder if her days of grand adventures are over.
She doesn’t have to worry for long. The Boss sends in a new assignment, one that will take Blue, Mo’ata, Forrest, Levi, and Felix to Cularna and straight into the machinations of the upper echelons of the Mercenary Guild.
At least she’ll get to meet Felix’s family, right? And she might get that ride on a spaceship she’d been promised.
BOOTY HUNTER (HAREM STATION BOOK 1) by J A Huss
Bounty hunter, Serpint, has just returned to Harem Station with a prize addition to his brother’s elite collection of Cygnian princesses. But Serpint sacrificed a lot to bring this little gift home and now all he wants is some no-strings sex with a simple, obedient girl and a bottle of whiskey.
Enter Princess Lyra. She’s any filthy-minded rebel’s one-night-stand erotic dream. If you don’t mind her bad attitude and lack of… luster.
Not quite the obedient girl Serpint was craving. But Cygnian princesses are hard to pass up. Even one with dark secrets. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
STAR CROSSED (HAREM STATION BOOK 2) by JA Huss
Twenty years before Serpint brought Queen Corla home to Harem Station she met Crux for the very first time. They were destined to be soul mates but could never be together. All they had was just one night.
This is the story of Crux and Corla and how all the outlaw brothers came to reside on Harem Station. Meant to be read after Booty Hunter and before Big Dicker it contains a star-crossed love story and secrets that are as deep and dark as space itself.
THE BATTLE FOR ALFHEIM by Mirajane
I saved her life the first night we spent in Alfheim. And then she gave me her virginity.That night she was all blonde hair, soft skin, and pure innocence. And I knew I was going to ruin her. Now we’re stuck in the virtual world, and death in Freyr: God of Faeries means death in real life. I have to get her out of this hell hole before she figures out who I really am.
THE LEGACY CHRONICLES: KILLING GIANTS by Pittacus Lore
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note…
The Mogadorians have captured Six and Sam and brought them to Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of their mysterious master plan to get their revenge on the Garde. It’s the opening night of a spectacular new show, and dozens of special guests, the media, and tons of spectators have flocked to Sin City—which can only mean one thing: the Mogs are planning something truly devastating.
Luckily for Six and Sam, they’ve yet to find a prison that can hold them. When they do manage to escape, and finally regain control of their Legacies, they will have to race against the clock to try to stop their old adversaries once and for all. And if they can’t succeed, they—and countless others—will suffer the consequences.
THE TIGER CATCHER: THE END OF FOREVER SAGA by Paulina Simons
VS Note: A time travel romance
Young and handsome, Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. His world is turned upside down by a love affair with Josephine, a mysterious young woman who takes him by storm. But she is not what she seems, carrying secrets that tear them apart—perhaps forever.
So begins Julian and Josephine’s extraordinary adventure of love, loss, and the mystical forces that bind people together across time and space. It is a journey that propels Julian toward either love fulfilled…or oblivion.
STRANGER THINGS: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: AN OFFICIAL STRANGER THINGS NOVEL by Adam Christopher
VS note: Not a romance but I enjoy the TV series so this is a release of note…
Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper’s protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked “New York” out of the basement—and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does “Vietnam” mean? And why has he never talked about New York?
Although he’d rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can’t deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York—the last big case before everything changed…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
THE DRAGON’S DISCOVERY (LOCHGUARD HIGHLAND DRAGONS BOOK 6) by Jessie Donovan
The Department of Dragon Affairs sends Dr. Kiyana Barnes to Lochguard with a group of human women open to having dragon mates. She’s supposed to help them adjust to being around dragon-shifters while also observing how the clan works on a day-to-day basis. She most definitely isn’t supposed to notice how one look from a certain dragonman teacher sets her skin on fire, let alone ask him to kiss her in a weak moment, given her past.
Alistair Boyd spends most of his time in the clan’s archives, searching for a solution to fulfill the vow he made to himself three years ago. However, when his clan leader orders him to educate the latest group of humans to come to Lochguard, he has no choice but to cut back and do his clan duty. One of the females catches his eye, but he tries to resist her. After all, he made an important vow. One that includes staying away from females until it’s complete.
One weak moment results in a kiss that changes both Kiyana and Alistair’s lives forever. Unfortunately, a clan emergency means keeping Alistair’s dragon silent for more days than he’d like. Will Alistair’s duty to clan end up harming his dragon and pushing away the woman who is his second chance? Or, will he beat the clock to have everything he didn’t know he wanted?
ZERO FOXES GIVEN (KITSUNE SHAPESHIFTER SERIES BOOK 1) by Nix Whittaker
Magic naginata and shape-shifting foxes. Canada is much more exciting than the brochure had promised.
Kiera prefers a boring holiday and has created a following based on it. Unfortunately, when Goddess’ interfere it means her rather sedate holiday turns into the discovery of a lifetime. Yokai are real and all the other creatures they told her about at her grandmother’s knee are also real and so far none are friendly.
BLOOD OF A HUNTSMAN (AFTER DARKNESS FALLS BOOK 2) by May Sage
The vampires have always feared the first of their kind and his descendants. Now all immortals know there’s a new Eirikrson threatening their way of life.
And they don’t intend to let her.
Catherine Stormhale has spent decades trying to crawl out of her family’s shadow. Now they’re calling her back home, to serve their clan against her new friends, and she has a choice to make.
Bash used to know who he was. A protector. A provider. A huntsman.
After being bitten by a feral vampire and turned into a blood-craving thing, he’s lost everything. Family, purpose, honor.
When students are attacked outside of the Institute, all warriors are called to help secure their borders.
Bash and Cat sign up for the same schedule. He’s a newborn vampire with no control over his thirst and she, a princess born to this life.
Neither knows what they’re in for.
LOYAL MAGIC: A DYSTOPIAN FANTASY (FAERENE APOCALYPSE BOOK 3) by Jenny Schwartz
Ancient secrets and modern conspiracies swirl around Amy and her griffin partner, Istvan.
The inaugural South Eastern Magisterial Circuit is underway and as Amy accompanies Istvan on his magisterial duties, she faces hostility she hadn’t expected. The Faerene of Atlanta aren’t happy that a human has magic, even if Amy has sworn hers to Istvan.
The wreckage of human civilisation is everywhere and the devastating apocalypse isn’t over yet, at least, not for humans. Amy’s loyalty is about to be tested.
HARD FROST: DEPTHS OF WINTER (MIDNIGHT RISING BOOK 1) by Thia Mackin
Controlled. Structured. Cold.
At twenty-four, Kinan is a child by fae standards. Not that she feels like one. She’s spent the last six years working as a mercenary soldier, doing everything from translating to assassinating. The only requirement? To operate within the law, safe in her routines and patterns. So the two-year contract to guard a trade caravan offers the perfect escape.
Until everything descends into chaos.
Injured, weak, and on the run, she’s taken in by a fae family with their own secrets to protect. Her Gift of Prophecy—barely more useful than a parlor trick—cannot shield them from her curse. With tensions mounting and danger imminent, it’s now her turn to sacrifice for them.
Only this darkness is an evil no one can withstand.
WAKING THE DEAD (THE DEAD SERIES BOOK 2) by Kerry Blaisdell
Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life. But when her new boss, Archangel Michael, sends her on her first official mission—to retrieve a powerful rock from a collector in Germany—things go downhill fast. For one thing, the Dead keep popping up, expecting her to guide them to the Afterlife. For another, her part-demon nephew Geordi’s powers are starting to leak out, at age seven. What if Michael finds out about him? Worse, what if Satan does?
Then there’s her love life-after-death. Rooming with a dead French cop no one else can see is complicated enough. But when Jason, Geordi’s lying Dioguardi Demon cousin, resurrects himself—so to speak—all Hell breaks loose. Literally. Can Hyacinth get Michael’s rock back before Satan steals its powers and breaks free of his prison? Or will her single-minded pursuit put those she loves—and the rest of the world—in the path of Satan’s fury?
HIGH KING OF BRITAIN (ONCE AND FUTURE HEARTS BOOK 5) by Tracey Cooper-Posey
Lady Mair is a daughter of Corneus—the house of perfect warriors—and wants only to serve Arthur, War Duke of Britain, as her brothers Lucan and Bedivere do. Yet King Alun of Brocéliande wants to make her his queen, which would mean leaving Britain and Arthur’s court.
Alun’s younger brother and Mair’s best friend, Rawn, sees things as Mair does—nothing is more important than being the best warriors they can be.
Only Mair is entangled in the politics of the kings and leaders surrounding Arthur, just as his army prepares to fight two major battles in one summer, and people wonder when Arthur will become High King of Britain.
Plus, Rawn is hiding secrets of his own, that run counter to Mair’s desparate wish to be free to fight for Britain.
SHADOWS AND SORCERY by Various
Danger and dungeons, swords and spells, sins and savories, and a dash of perilous ambitions await…25 of today’s bestselling authors have joined forces to bring you some of the best DARK PARANORMAL and URBAN FANTASY in the genre.
Blaze a path into magical worlds filled with kick butt heroines, sexy alpha heroes, and dangerous quests. Inside these pages, you’ll find 23 edge-of-your-seat tales packed with cloak and dagger curses, forbidden sorcery, and thrilling magical romances!
Each of these fiery heroines, sexy shifters, witty warlocks, and more will provide a powerful display of unique gifts as you discover that not all dark magic is bad, things that go bump in the night can be fun, and sometimes, seeing someone in their best light happens in the shadows.
DEFENDING HER VIKINGS (NORSEMEN ACADEMY BOOK 4) by Skye MacKinnon
Lesson of the day: Never, ever take a big, hairy Viking into the present and expect him to behave. Finally back in her own time, Lainie can start her search for Hjalmar. With Asger and the Archivist by her side, that shouldn’t be all that hard, right?
THE EMPRESS’S DAGGER (TOUCHING TIME BOOK 2) by Amanda Roberts
As the Qing Empire continues to crumble, the Empress is more desperate than ever to find a way to secure her stranglehold on the country. Every day, she forces Jiayi to use her powers to see into the past to the time of Empress Wu to discover the secret to securing power.
But Jiayi already knows the answer.
Empress Wu’s dagger is more than it appears. Blessed with an ancient power, the dagger can be used to make and destroy empires.
Jiayi’s ability to travel through time is growing stronger, and she is not sure she wants to use that power to prop up a dying empress. There is only one man she wants to save. The man she lost her heart to. A man who died over a thousand years ago.
Zhihao knows he cannot fall in love with Jiayi, a palace slave. But with each passing day, his feelings grow stronger.
When a ghost from his past walks into his life, Zhihao may have to choose between his country and the woman he loves.
CURSE OF THE AMBER by Kathryn Troy
Quintus is a dutiful son and soldier, sent to Britannia to improve his marriage prospects and ensure the Druids never rise again. Roman soldiers destroyed the last Druid stronghold in a battle of blood and fire. So, he never expects to be sacrificed to their sacred bog, trapped forever by the gods below.
Two thousand years later, Asenath Hayes discovers the most well-preserved body in history. And the last thing she needs is for him to wake up.
As the young archaeologist delves into Druidic rituals to grasp why Quintus was offered to a Welsh bog and then resurrected, she is forced to complete her research with the “missing” body, dodge her ex-lover and mentor with his own agenda, and keep her gorgeous new houseguest under wraps.
But, smitten with her as he seems, Quintus says he wants to go home.
Asenath is drawn to Quintus by the secrets they share, even if it scares her. As Asenath is pulled deeper into the mysteries of the bog, she must risk everything to keep him from hell’s cold grasp as she uncovers forbidden rites, awakened deities, and an attraction that transcends the ages.
SOUL OF THE SHAYDE (VAMPIRE’S BLOOD MATE BOOK 3) by Lili Zander
The vampires of Shayde want more than just my blood…We’ve reached the point of no-return. Everywhere we look, death surrounds us. Thousands of vampires dead. Billions more at risk. The Empire is on the brink of a catastrophe. And only Ragnar, Saber, Zeke, Nero, and I can stop it. The stakes have never been higher. But we cannot turn away. We’re fighting for the soul of the Shayde. In this war, there can only be one victor.
THE ORC WIFE: A LADIES AND MONSTERS ROMANCE by S J Sanders
Sammi is having the worst weekend. When what was supposed to be a secluded romantic get away turns into a near death experience when she is stranded alone in the mountains during a snow storm by her two-timing boyfriend, Sammi faces a desperate situation. With no cell-service, dwindling food supplies, and a power outage, she doesn’t think it could get worse until an accident leaves her unconscious and vulnerable. When she comes to, she awakens to find herself in a warm cabin, and her rescuer a creature of fantasy–an orc. And he thinks that she will be a perfectly obedient pet. Ha! He wishes.
Orgath is an exile, the son of a vanquished chieftain of his clan. His days and nights are spent alone more often than not. When he finds a tiny human while hunting in the human world his compassion moves him to rescue the little thing and bring her home as a companion. He quickly finds out that there is a lot more to humans than orc-kind has believed.
When things starting heating up and passion ignites between them, they discover the potential for a lot more in their relationship than either could have imagined.
TAKEN (FAE’S CAPTIVE BOOK 5) by Lily Archer
The wily changeling has gotten so deep under my skin that I can’t breathe without feeling her. Her smart mouth is a constant temptation, our salty banter like rough kisses in a darkened room. My thoughts are broken, and I can admit that I’m obsessed. That’s why I’ve been keeping Beth at a distance. I don’t trust myself around her. Not when I can see her wounded soul in her eyes even when she’s laughing. Her flippant words hide a pain that goes so deep I doubt I’ll ever find its bottom. She has lived her life in chains. How can I begin to understand what she’s been through? I want to so badly that it consumes me. I want to hold her, to promise her she is safe in the winter realm with me. But I shouldn’t. I could get so lost in her that I would forsake my fated mate, one I’ve been waiting on for centuries. So, I create a set of rules and stick by them. I avoid her and bury myself in preparations for the winter realm’s new queen. It’s working. . . At least it was until I felt the mate bond snap into place. All my rules splinter when I realize Beth is mine. And when she’s taken from me? I will crush the pillars of Arin to get her back.
FORGED IN FLAMES (PHOENIX RISING BOOK 4) by Harper Wylde and Quinn Arthurs
No one asked me if this was what I wanted.
To be a harbinger of change.
To motivate those around me to join a rebellion.
To become a symbol of hope and rebirth in a war that’s not my own.
Yet, the duty has been thrust upon me, and it’s not one I can refuse. Challenged from all sides, I’m forced to make increasingly harder choices as I learn to trust my gut and the powers that burn within me.
As my past and my future collide, Damien, Ryder, Theo, Killian, Hiro, and I are all pushed to step up and take on responsibilities that none of us have prepared for. When life and death hang in the balance, decisions must be made that will change the lives of everyone around us. Can we find the strength to choose the right path as our family is Forged in Flames? Or will we falter when it matters the most?
HEALING GLASS: A GIFTED GUILDS NOVEL by Jackie Keswick
Despite belonging to different guilds, glass master Minel and warrior captain Falcon are friends. Their duties keep them apart, but when Minel falls ill and chooses death rather than the only known cure, nothing can keep Falcon from his side.
As their friendship grows into more, old wrongs and one man’s machinations threaten the floating city and leave both Minel and Falcon fighting for their lives. Can they learn to combine their gifts to save the city and its magic, or will everything they know and love perish before their eyes?
DARK WINE AT DUSK (A HILL VAMPIRE NOVEL BOOK 3) by Jenna Barwin
When a rogue vampire group attacks again, Dr. Cerissa Patel’s happily ever after with the man of her dreams must take a back seat to her mission.
Her lover, vampire Henry Bautista, is quick to pick up the gauntlet. He’ll do anything to help his beautiful spy capture the conspirators who are determined to enslave mortals.
But as Henry’s secret past rears its ugly head, it not only threatens their mission, but risks their love—and their very lives.
MYSTIC MAPLES (DEERBOURNE INN SERIES) by Tena Stetler
Earth/Fire witch Mercy Rose’s insatiable curiosity always gets her in trouble. After a break-in at her Colorado flower shop, and a court battle that comes to a screeching halt in her favor, she arrives at Deerbourne Inn for a much-needed getaway. Looking for peace and quiet, she finds just the opposite in a startling handsome but mysterious man and his dog.
Silvanus Forrest’s gypsy/fae heritage is a double-edged sword. The land he inherited from his parents is rumored to be enchanted. But when Mercy discovers the truth, his well-ordered life unravels, and they’re catapulted into the past to right a wrong. Along the way their lives intertwine, and they discover the true meaning of family and love. Will they change the past in time to save their future?
THE CHOSEN: A GWERIN NOVEL by Scott William Simmons
Villis Dane and Cremin Vokes. One man revered for his indomitable cruelty and his desire to conquer all that lay before him. One man reviled for his elitist status and how men of power are fascinated with him. Two men in love. Two men attempting to escape the thralldom of their homeland, the Menden Empire.
But Ciaran, the god of chaos, sees and hears the changes that are creeping across the Gwerin lands. Seducing Dane and Vokes to his cause, Ciaran not only uses his power to help both men carve out a niche for themselves in the mortal world, but to quench his bestial desires.
GRACE UNDER FURY (FEDERAL BUREAU OF MAGIC COZY MYSTERY BOOK 4) by Annabel Chase
Residents are sneezing and coughing all over town and it seems like a brutal allergy season is upon us–until someone dies. When Dr. Verity reveals a supernatural cause, I’m on the case, but how do I track a culprit whose only evidence seems to be the infection it leaves behind? In the meantime, neighbors new and old bring trouble to Munster Close and I need to intervene before the wicked witches escalate matters. With the annual cheese festival on the horizon and a stealthy demon on the loose, I know I’ll need to set aside my misgivings and use my magic to prevent a catastrophe.
Can I stop this outbreak before it becomes a full-fledged epidemic or will the entire town succumb to the deadly demon?
ZALE (THE BROTHERHOOD OF OMARR BOOK 2) by Michelle Frost
Davis~It was just another job—at least it was supposed to be—but snaring the feisty blue dragon I’d been contracted to collect and her rider in my trap changed everything. Hunting dragons was my job, and I was damn good at it. I’d never missed a target. Never failed to make a delivery. So why was every step toward turning over my bounty suddenly a struggle? No quarry had ever managed to get under my skin, but something in Zale’s haunting blue eyes called to me like nothing ever had before.
Zale~When Itsaso and I were kidnapped, we fought like hell but found ourselves at the dragon hunter’s mercy. He locked my dragon away, leaving me to face captivity alone. Now, all I have to rely on is the training that’s been drilled into me every day for as long as I can remember and biding my time, waiting for Davis to make a mistake. Or my brothers to find and rescue us. But something happened the first time I truly looked in Davis’s eyes, dark pools as deep and enchanting as the sea, and I realized I was in so much more danger than I thought. How could a ruthless dragon hunter be my perfect mate?
FATED by L B Keen
VS note: From March
The perfect soul… A soul can only remain perfect for so long. Blood loss lives broken, all in the name of tragedy and the forsaken. Alitha knows these things all too well. It’s become a part of existence. After she made the grave mistake of tethering her soul to two others, she must now endure the repeat cycle of the disaster that will never end.
The fated…A title doesn’t make you special. Arold and Ciar, know this better than anyone else. A past shrouded in soul choking darkness, and a present carved from the bones of their victims. They live for the excitement of violence, and when their attention is grabbed by an innocent soul they don’t think twice about immersing her in their world of sex and violence.
A stage set for tragedy…the stakes are raised, as new and old enemies collude to bring a grand end to this dark play. The three will find a dark oasis amongst the bones of the wheel of fate. Will their love survive? Will, they found salvation? Or will they be taken under once more in the ever reaching sea of tragedy?
HOW TO WAKE AN UNDEAD CITY (THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO NECROMANCY BOOK 6) by Hailey Edwards
Savannah has fallen to the vampires, and it’s up to Grier to take out their leader, Gaspard Lacroix, and restore peace. Lacroix might be more powerful and immune to her magic, but she’s got a plan. Too bad it’s got holes big enough for a new threat to waltz through while the city is on her knees.
Now Grier must risk her very soul if she hopes to slay her enemies and prevent her world from going up in flames. But salvation comes at a steep price, and she’s not the only one who will pay. The cost just might break her, and the man who owns her heart.
SEDUCING THE DRAGON KNIGHT (DRAGON PROTECTORS BOOK 2) by Michele Miles
Dragon Knight Rafe has lived in lonely exile in New York City for years. Banished from his ancient clan, all he wants is to redeem himself and return to the Hidden Lands. In order to clear his name, he must find the rare cold-drake dragon shifter who holds the key to activate the fabled Blood Stone. When the exotic and lovely Princess Mia falls into his arms in need of protection from a dangerous group of dragon hunters, Rafe finds his goal within reach. If only Mia’s kiss wasn’t too powerful for him to resist.
Princess Mia is one of the last of the cold-drake dragon shifters. Under the guise of an ambassadorial visit to the United States, the fiercely independent royal is on a secret, risky mission to retrieve her stolen family jewels, including the fabled Blood Stone. When her security detail is ambushed, she’s nearly kidnapped, but lands in the arms of the oh-so-sexy Rafe.
Rafe needs Mia to redeem himself and return to his kingdom. Mia needs Rafe to help her secure the Blood Stone and return it to her family. As they become a bonded pair, needing each other more than life itself, will he trade everything he’s worked hard for to save her, or will he risk losing her—and his freedom—forever?
ADDIE (PACK OF MISFITS) by Raven Kennedy
VS Note: Author states this is a full novel expanded from a previously published short story.
I live with a pack of misfit shifters. Freaks. Rogues. Oddballs. Prey. Runts. Deformed. We’re all welcome in Pack Aberrant.
We aren’t going to be winning any popularity contests, but our hodgepodge bunch is more loyal than even the strongest pred packs. I should know. I grew up in one of them. As soon as they realized I was different, I was despised, even by my own family.
So I left, joined Pack Aberrant, and I’ve steered clear of alpha pred assholes ever since. Until my heatwave hits, and I accidentally jump three coyote shifters in a parking lot. Whoopsie.
Once they realize what my animal is, they’re gonna kick me to the curb just like every other pred shifter has. And my old pack? They come back to haunt me.
I’m unwanted by the three hotties, threatened by my old pack, and to top it all off, I have to find a new job because I attacked a bank robber. Accidentally.
Being a misfit really sucks sometimes.
BLOOD MATE (HIGH HOUSE CANIS BOOK 2) by Riley Storm
Sydney Hart has a dark secret. Something in her past that has made it impossible for her to ever be a good mother. It was only supposed to be a fling, but now she’s pregnant. And the father? He’s not exactly parent material either.
When Lechiffre ‘Chief’ Canis, in the midst of a deadly shifter war, is confronted by the beautiful, fiery human woman from that night of passion … he is absolutely not expecting her to say she’s pregnant. With his baby.
But what he’s expecting even less is that Sydney is having doubts about raising a family. Or raising a family with him. To a shifter, family is everything.
Desperate to show her who he truly is, as well as get his unborn child away from the civil war, Chief takes her on a cross country trip with dual purposes: He must recruit more shifters to the cause, and at the same time, maybe he can finally win her over.
But in both cases, there’s a ticking clock. When the time comes, he knows he’ll have to risk everything for family. But will everything be enough?
LOVE MY FATE by Daryl Devore
VS Note: Re-release. Author states deleted scenes have been restored.
Corporate businesswoman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. After a mysterious disembodied voice helps her with her purchases, it follows her home. Passion ensues, leaving Capri torn between lust for her fantasy lover and the desperate need for reality in her life.
Thall, son of one of the Fates, harbours the irrepressible need to be with the woman he’s desired from afar for years. In order to make her his, once and for all, he must help Capri get past her fears, including the fear of what he represents – a fantasy.
Can fantasy become a reality for these two lovers?
THEIR BABY DRAGON (NOT THIS SERIES BOOK 7) by Annie Nicholas
Eoin, Harbinger of Smoke and Darkness, and Angie, Angel Dragon of New Port, are very pleased to announce they are expecting the birth of their first child in the spring.
The popular celebrity dragon couple cannot wait to meet their newest addition. They were recently spotted at the premiere shifter obstetrician’s office looking upset.
Stay tuned for updates…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
A TIGER’S PRICE (THE SHIFTER SPIRITS BOOK 2) by Charity Wells
Can an ex-military investigator and a damaged were-tiger defeat an evil man’s greed?
Reesa lost everything she cared about when hunters destroyed her family. More than ten years after her rescue, the tiger shifter’s distrust of humans endangered the lives of her pride. Her mistakes have made her question everything she believes about herself and her past. Now she’s looking for closure and hoping to find answers by returning to the place where it all started. Instead, she finds a bigger mystery and a human who challenges everything she believes.
Xander is a private contractor, hired to investigate an old incident that may be connected to the disappearances of a number of people over the years. Not knowing what he’s really looking for, he starts at the site of the original incident. His search for clues, leads him to an exotic woman who knows exactly what she wants and takes it, no questions asked and no strings attached.
Their attraction to each other is instant and explosively charged. After a wildly intimate encounter, circumstances force them into a mutual investigation. Suspicious of Xander’s background, can Reesa trust the human long enough to find the answers she needs? Can Xander convince the wary Lycan to place her faith in him? Will they discover the truth together?
KILLER (SWEETHEART ALPHAS BOOK 1) by V C Lancaster
Wilson Carlyle is an omega in need of an alpha. Not just any alpha, but one with a special set of skills. Wil needs a killer.
A year ago, his parents were murdered by his cousin Dominic, who is in debt and in trouble. Expecting an inheritance that didn’t come, Dominic is now after Wil and his company, and he will do anything to get them.
Protection from Dominic isn’t enough for Wil, he wants revenge, which is why he needs an alpha mate to stage a legal murder in self-defence. To make absolutely sure, he spends a quarter of a million dollars on Jack, a feral alpha from an illegal alpha-fighting ring. With blood already on his hands, Wil is promised Jack is exactly what he needs. He doesn’t care about the personal cost of mating an alpha like that as long as he gets what he wants: Dominic’s head on a plate. After that, Jack is free to go with enough money to make all his dreams come true. That’s the plan, anyway.
But what happens when Jack turns out to be a good guy, who loves his mother and wants to love his omega? When he’s upset to discover their mating isn’t what he thought it was? When he isn’t happy being asked to kill one last time, and Wil realises he might have miscalculated?
BARE FOR THE ALPHA (THE RIDGE BROTHERS BEAR SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Olivia T Turner
I’m new in this Montana shifter town and no one will even so much as glance in my direction.
My father has made sure of that.
He’s the Sheriff and he’s got three rules:
1. Don’t talk to my daughter.
2. No fighting between crews.
3. See rule #1.
I’m all alone and wishing for someone to look my way.
And then someone does.
A mean looking grizzly bear shifter named Damon Ridge, and once he sees me, he refuses to look away.
This rough, wild-looking man keeps telling me I’m his mate.
He keeps saying he’s going to claim me.
That I belong to him.
I didn’t realize how possessive a bear shifter could get.
If I knew how obsessed these huge men could be, I never would have come here.
But now that I know how it feels, I’m never going to leave.
DATE WITH A DRAGON (DATE MONSTERS SHIFTER AGENCY) by Lisa Daniels
I knew I shouldn’t have done it.
Lies never work. They always get discovered in the end.
But I lied to Chloe Galer. I told her I had a boyfriend, when all I have waiting for me at home is a cat.
There’s only one solution left. One way to rescue myself.
Look on Date Monsters, and find a shifter willing to be my boyfriend for the week.
Except Oskar Wainwright is more than what I bargained for.
He accepts my request within hours. And when I meet him…
He’s even more handsome in the flesh.
It’s all a lie.
We have to pretend for one week that we’re dating.
But I’m not sure I can pretend.
I think I might be starting to develop real feelings…And that’s a huge problem.
QUEEN OF DREAMS (THE MASKS OF UNDER BOOK 3) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
It was supposed to be the end of my story. But after Aon buried me in the Pool of the Ancients, I learned that Under wasn’t done with me yet.
Even though I escaped death the first time, there’s a prophecy predicting my demise, and it’s driving Aon mad. His desperation to protect me is dangerous, deadly, and I’m afraid of what he might do.
The void that threatens to destroy this world is receding, yet Under is still not safe. I can feel it in my blood, the warning that something terrible is coming. Something bigger and stronger than all of us.
But I am no longer the human girl merely fighting for survival. I’m different now, changed into something this world hasn’t seen in fifteen hundred years.
I am immortal, a queen of Under.
I am the Queen of Dreams.
BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL (SHIFTER DATING SERVICE BOOK 2) by Jasmine Wylder
I was desperate to find my match.
Wealthy and dominant.
The hot dragon shifter who could set my heart on fire.
But everything changed when he kidnapped me.
My other perfect mate.
The vampire with deep glowing eyes.
I felt his cold hands on my soft skin.
He looked at me like I was his prey.
Each of them wants to claim me.
They’re about to start a war.
But they don’t see what I see.
I have something else in mind.
I belong to them both.
They’re my fire and ice.
And I wonder…If the two can come together in the end.
THE QUEEN OF RHODIA (TALES OF INTHYA BOOK 3) by Effie Calvin
It has been sixteen months since Princess Esofi arrived in Ieflaria, and eight since her marriage to Crown Princess Adale. The princesses have a peaceful life together, preparing to become co-regents and raising their baby dragon, Carinth.
Their peace is shattered when Esofi’s mother, Queen Gaelle of Rhodia, arrives in Birsgen. She has heard about Carinth and believes that she deserves custody of him due to her greater devotion to Talcia, Goddess of Magic.
Adale and Esofi have no intention of giving up their son, but Gaelle is impossible to reason with—and there’s no telling what lengths she’ll go to in order to get what she wants.
DRAGON’S LORE: PALADIN WARRIORS (DRAGON GUARD BOOK 39) by Julia Mills
Cold as the tomb…Back from the dead, the Secret is safe, but the Dragon is lost and broken.
Hot as the flame…Driven to preserve life, it’s not only her future but theirs that hangs in the balance.
Legend as old as time…One woman created for one man. His perfect complement. Can they defeat his demons of the past, or will all be lost? Their Destiny lies within the Dragon’s Lore.
INTO THE DARKNESS by Michael Thomas Ford
STING – Librarian Ben Hodge has abandoned New York for the sleepy Ozarks town of Downing, Arkansas. But it’s still not far enough to exorcize the pain of losing his lover. Among the handful of customers visiting the library is Titus Durham—a soft-spoken beekeeper who fascinates Ben. Yet there’s more to Titus, and to Downing, than Ben can guess—a sinister history that melds ancient Ozarks legends, timeless desire, and a thirst that will not be denied . . .
CARNIVAL – Joe Flanagan has always felt more at home tinkering with machines than being among people. As chief mechanic for a carnival, he hides something else that sets him apart—his desire for other men. But when the carnival teams up with a traveling show of human “curiosities,” Joe finds unlikely friendship in Derry Stroud, a handsome young man with his own secrets. Compelled to help him, Joe is ready to risk the wrath of the freak show’s sinister owner, Mr. Star, unaware of how much he stands to lose—or gain.
FEEL ME (THE NOVUS PACK SERIES BOOK 2) by M Jayne
Raider Black, Leader of the Novus Pack, will do anything for his people. His word is his bond no matter the sacrifice. Novus has always come first.
Theodora Morrissey is a gift from The Goddess to the Lycan world. It doesn’t take someone with her psychic abilities to see that her future is in jeopardy.
When Theo is discovered bloodied, beaten, violated, and broken, Black must find a way for her to be healed or his dream for their future will be destroyed.
MY SOLACE (BEWITCHED AND BEWILDERED BOOK 1) by Alanea Alder
For thousands of years Oron Vi’Eirson has lived each day trying to keep the pain and devastation caused by his family from hurting his precious baby brother. But despite his best efforts his past has come back to haunt him, placing not only Darian and Amelia in harm’s way, but also his newly found mate.
Isabelle Campbell, or as she likes to be called, Izzy, is a mess. She knows this. It’s never intentional, but somehow her curiosity always seems to run away from her. When her latest gaffe lands her homeless and fired from her favorite barista job she is left little choice but to accept the kindness of some of her favorite customers, little did she know that by doing so, she would find herself starting the biggest adventure of her life!
With kindred spirit Meryn at her side, Izzy takes on the entire fae city to protect the heart of the kindest man she has ever met. If the golden fae think they can get away with hurting her mate, they are sorely mistaken. After all, her new friend likes to electrocute people.
When facing your greatest fear means facing your family, is there any escape? Can Izzy help Oron stand against all odds?
SEAL WOLF SURRENDER by Terry Spear
Wolf shifter and former Navy SEAL Brock Greystoke isn’t interested in she-wolves. The last one in his life ambushed him with the intent to kill. So when he’s tasked with helping his cousin’s friend get to a wedding, he has no intention of getting involved with her…
She-wolf Natalie Silverton has inadvertently crossed a group of dangerous criminals, and she’s in dire need of a bodyguard. Good thing Brock is there to protect her. At every turn, their work—and play—brings them closer to catching the criminals and to each other, but Brock will have to get them out of this alive if he has any hope of winning Natalie’s heart.
UNCHAINED DESIRE (RAPTURE BOOK 1) by R C Alvarez
Chained to a demon queen for hundreds of years, fallen angel Ramiel has given up on his brothers and sisters—and humanity. He has seven days away from hell to replenish his power and that’s all he cares about—right up until his meeting with the much too innocent Kyria. He fell for that act before and it landed him in hell, he won’t be making that mistake again.
To save her sick father, Kyria knows she must find Ramiel. He’s dark, brooding and everything Kyria should be scared of, but the haunted look in his eyes makes her think there’s more to him. The tattoos and chains don’t frighten her either, but the connection she has with him does. When strange creatures attack her, Ramiel steps in to protect her.
Ramiel believes he’s reluctantly helping Kyria, but what neither of them knows is that she may be the one to save them all.
WOUNDED PRIDE (GESA’S MENAGERIE BOOK 5) by Kaye Draper
So many lovers, so little…sanity.
Gesa is dealing with a sickening overabundance of FEELINGS. No matter how she might resist it, her gryphon side insists she claim her pride–as if she were a damned alpha lion.
But she has other priorities. Like getting rid of the squatters in her bookstore home, keeping Hisashi from going insane…and what the hell is up with Oisin? Danger is looming, and the pride might not make it out intact.
DESCENDED FROM SHADOWS: BOOK ONE OF SINDAL by Denise Grover Swank and Alessandra Thomas
For centuries, Phoebe Whelan’s family of witches and mages has guarded the Book of Sindal, a tome filled with spells so evil it could destroy the world. After their parents’ death six years ago, it’s up to Phoebe and her older and younger sisters—Rowan and Celeste—to guard the book with their magic and their supernaturally fortified land. But Celeste’s expression magic is wild and untamed, and without their mother’s calming influence, Celeste is slowly going mad.
When the book—and Celeste—go missing, the Valarian Small Council believes Celeste stole the deadly book of spells. When they assign Captain Brandon Cassidy, the head of the Magical Protective Force and Phoebe’s former high school crush, to look for book, and things get a whole lot more complicated
Soon it becomes apparent a dark force has taken the book, which will only open with the blood of all three Whelans. The Dark Set has the strongest sister, now it needs the blood of the other two. Brandon’s mission quickly changes to include her protection, but Phoebe’s goal has remained the same—find the book and her sister, prove Celeste’s innocence, and let nothing get in her way, including her reawakened feelings for the man at her side.
MATCHMAKING BEYOND THE VEIL (TELLTALE GHOSTS BOOK 1) by Mara Townsend
Emery Belmont is a snarky, uptight realist who likes his life ordinary. Like any skeptic, he’s content using mundane explanations to write off signs of paranormal activity. That’s no longer an option when the spirit haunting his house wrecks his new kitchen, forcing Emery closer to facing the supernatural truth. Desperate for a new handyman, he unknowingly hires his hot ex-rival from high school to fix it. Paxton Santos, Emery’s former lacrosse team captain, followed in his father’s footsteps to take over the family business. Annoyingly, Emery requires his talented hands more than he needs to keep Paxton out of his life. However, getting Paxton to leave after the repairs may prove difficult with the meddlesome ghost taking a shine to him, which Paxton seems to take in his grating, good-natured stride, remaining irritatingly unruffled by numerous weird occurrences.
Emery is bombarded by mysterious paranormal hijinks, keeping Paxton at arm’s length, and deciphering things that aren’t quiet what they seem. There’s nothing Emery hates more than an unfinished puzzle. In his determination to solve this one, Emery reluctantly opens himself up to new possibilities all while trying to remain firmly rooted in life the way he prefers it—orderly, logically explainable, and, above all else, ghost-free.
Join Emery and Paxton as they face off with a spirit that has no limits to how far it will go to push them together, enduring locked doors, faulty plumbing, and sharing a bed. Together they are determined to navigate their way out of this mess using any means necessary to send the ghost packing. Will they make it out of the traps awaiting them before their pesky tormenter gets any other ideas to make things worse and further blur the line between them?
VS: Just a reminder of my latest scifi romance release – CAMRON
Dr. Gemma Madarian is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with hundreds of other humans to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.
She and another prisoner, Camron of the Badari, are the only survivors of a deadly crash landing. She’s paired up with the genetically engineered soldier by their mutual enemies and sent fleeing through rough country, hunted for pleasure by an enemy officer and his ferocious trackers.
The enemy wants a triumphant kill. Gemma and Camron want to survive.
Camron never dreamt of having a mate but Gemma shatters his preconceptions and makes him desperate to do everything in his power to save her life and claim her for his.
There’s no help or refuge to be had in the desert where they’re fleeing for their lives.
Or is there?
Will Camron and Gemma live to fight another day and explore the growing attraction between them, or will ancient secrets and bitter rivalries end their bid for freedom?
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months. And I may mention ‘special items’.
I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…
I check and verify all the buy links at the time I create the post but after that I’m not responsible.