Betrayed by her ex who broke her heart and her trust, Bree Somner is focusing her energies on taking care of her family, surviving, and protecting humans from vampires, trolls and demons in the new droid-controlled world.
After finding out she's half mage, Bree's got to hide her identity from witch hunters and the state while she proves her worth as a newly hired protector.
Working with the Protection Agency for Humans, she's been tasked with finding the creature responsible for the string of deaths of human girls in the Forbidden Forest.
Bree has to race against the clock to capture someone—or something—responsible before it's too late, with a sexy vampire watching her every move.
Big, beautiful Hannah is innocent and alone in the mountains. Alone but for the three uncommonly big men at Great Bear Inn. The men share a secret, and they are hungry to share Hannah.
Hannah has never known the kind of appreciation the big men of the mountain are raging to give her.
Tanika’s life has been ruled by one thing—keeping her djinn from killing again. Her family is dead because of her, and the only thing protecting the world from a djinn’s evil magic is her unfulfilled wish for love and a family. Remaining a virgin seems like a small price to pay for that, right?
When an ultra-hot guy comes into her shop for a palm-reading and asks for a date, it’s never been harder to tell a guy no. Ophir’s sultry gaze promises wicked pleasure and his kisses make her body ache for more. Maybe a little taste won’t hurt…
But her new suitor has a secret she never expected, and Tanika finds herself on the wrong side of a magic she never knew she possessed.
Can she make her wish come true? Or will evil magic get the better of her?
Content warning: Explicit love scenes and seductive magic. Intended for mature audiences.
Akasha Hope trusts no one. Her parents were shot down by uniformed men, which forced her to spend most of her life on the run.
She’s so close to getting out on her own, making her own dreams come true when he shows up and disrupts everything.
Her new legal guardian.
His kindness makes her suspicious, while his heart-stopping good looks arouse desires she’d kept suppressed.
Silas McNaught, Lord Vampire of Coeur d’Alene, has been searching for Akasha for centuries.
He’s perplexed to discover that the woman who has haunted his visions is anything but sweet and fragile. Her foul mouth and superhuman strength covers a tenderness he’s determined to reach.
While government agents pursue Akasha and vindictive vampires seek to destroy Silas, they discover the strength in their love.
Can they survive the double threat?
If you’re looking for a thrilling paranormal romance, this book is for you.
From the bestselling paranormal romance author with over 1000 reviews and ratings of her romance books across Goodreads, Amazon and other retailers.
Gruff, pragmatic Noatak is just trying to get from one day to the next without failing his captain and crew. His ionic ability has always given him an edge when it comes to hijacking corporate ships, but his powers are on the verge of collapse, and the ship's doc says even taking a mate will kill him unless they find a cure. To complicate things, a captivating new crew member appears to be just his type.
Marlis has a sixth sense for danger, a keen aim with her pistol... and a dream-crushing brain injury. She planned on becoming a trooper her whole life, but now she’s disqualified. Setting out to find a new career, she takes a job working alongside a huge, bearded alien with gleaming copper skin and bedroom eyes. When the ship's doctor claims he can repair her brain injury, Marlis thinks she may’ve just found her dream job.
But there’s always a catch…
No cliffhangers and a guaranteed HEA. You can read this as a standalone, although you'll probably enjoy it more if you read Rescued by Qaiyaan first. WARNING: The series contains explicit language, sexual situations, and possible triggers and is intended for audiences 17 years and older.
Stacy Justice is a young reporter who lives in Chicago, far away from the kooky small town of Amethyst, Illinois, where she was raised by a family of witches. She's perfectly content with her career, her cat, and her lack of a love life until her cousin informs her that their grandfather is deathly ill. Stacy road-trips home only to discover that her grandfather was poisoned, her grandmother has confessed to the crime, and there's a new chief in town who is easy on the eyes, but tough on witches.
Now, the reluctant witch must prove her grandmother's innocence, save her grandfather from meeting an untimely end, and fight the killer that's bent on destroying them all.
This is the prequel novel to the Stacy Justice Witch Mysteries—where secrets only lead to more secrets and being the member of a family means that you make sacrifices that can lead to murder.
Sten's ship crashed on Earth centuries ago, and since then, he's been hiding in plain sight, awaiting rescue. But a thousand years is a long time to go without companionship, even for a long-lived alien, and the human female he's guarded since childhood has grown into an alluring woman.
When a mysterious man offers to buy the "statue" in Angie's garden, Sten knows he's been discovered. The Rose Syndicate has hunted his kind for centuries, capturing and torturing his fellow Khargals in the name of science. But simply fleeing isn't an option; Angie has a secret. One he's sworn to protect.
Forced to reveal himself, Sten is confronted with a new truth. Impossible as it seems, Angie is his mate.
And the urge to claim her may be his undoing.
STICKS AND STONES is a standalone story in the collaborative Khargals of Duras series, with no cliffhangers and a guaranteed HEA. Enjoy the books in any order!
Wanted by the black market cartel, Lisa has come out of hiding to find her missing twin brother. She's carrying top-secret biotechnology that has both the cartel and the law hot on her tail. An alien pirate captain with smoldering eyes and a rock-hard body is the last distraction she needs—but he's also her only hope of escape...
An evil galactic corporation destroyed Captain Qaiyaan’s home world, and with no females left, his fleet has turned to piracy and revenge. The last thing he thought he’d find on a derelict passenger ship is an alluring human female carrying a solution to his race's salvation. And he definitely never expected the feisty ex-con to worm her way into his heart.
Together, they must fend off alien bounty hunters and keep their bucket-of-bolts ship from falling apart. Yet the greatest danger of all might come in the form of a single, passionate kiss. Will the very technology that allows them to be together end up ripping them apart?
Content warning: Explicit love scenes, superhero aliens, and heart-pounding action. This steamy sci-fi thriller is intended for mature audiences.
Wildlife biologist Dr. Brandy Wendon cares for wolves—and her sister’s son, Dylan—at Silver Moon Wolf Sanctuary in the woods of Vermont. She loves everything about her work, including secretly researching clinical lycanthropy just for the fun of it. It’s what nerds do. Brandy stays busy, but in the lonely hours of the night, she can’t deny something is missing. If only she could find that soul mate people are always mentioning. As if one perfect match for her really exists.
When a pained howl echoes from the dark forest beyond the sanctuary fence, Brandy meets a wolf unlike any to cross her path. Why does she grow instantly connected to him? Why does he become so important to her?
She’ll only get answers if she accepts a wolf kiss.
This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...
Found badly injured on a lonely forest road, Rockland Cooper can't remember anything at all. All he knows is that he needs to stay away from cops and hospitals, and that he owes his life to an angel named Paige Flanagan, a feisty, curvy rock chick. As Paige takes him to a safe place and nurses him back to health, it's not long before things start to heat up between the two of them, but his fears that he might be mixed up in something dangerous put the brakes on their mutual attraction.
Paige's sarcastic, fun-loving personality has long been repressed by a life of enforced solitude with her eccentric mother, who has banned men from their lives. And then she comes across the handsome, terribly wounded amnesiac on her way to work one day. She doesn't hesitate to help him, even though it could mean the end of her relationship with her mother. Sharing a small room with a complete stranger is everything her mother warned her about, but it's also an opportunity to get to know each other without any preconceptions. And the more she learns about the fun, charismatic, tender-hearted guy, the less she can believe that he has any bad in him.
Will Rockland's discovery of who he is put an end to their budding relationship, or will it enable him to make a choice between a life in the shadows and a life-long love with the most incredible woman he's ever met?
This is a standalone, 34,000-word romance. HEA and no cliffhanger!
After a devastating breakup, Basha sets out to reclaim her dignity on the high Sierra Nevada. As she treks up the Pacific Crest Trail, the snowy path grows increasingly treacherous. Still, she pushes forward until a misplaced step sends her careening toward the mountain’s edge. To save herself, she must sacrifice her belongings to the boulders below.
Cold and destitute, Basha wanders through the wilderness, desperate to make it to her next checkpoint. As her situation deteriorates, she is forced to accept the help of a recluse named Jeremiah. At first, Basha is frightened by the brutish loner. But, after he tends to her wounds, she realizes there is more to this unusual man than meets the eye.
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Genetic modification has rendered Earth's croplands barren.
Some survivors turned to Science.
Some turned to God.
Some turned to the Unthinkable.
Dr. Tula Macoby is a proud member of the Haldanian Protectorate, a compound built by those who believe humanity must embrace the same technology that caused the apocalypse. Bio-engineered with photosynthetic skin, their mission is to eliminate the cannibalism ruling the world outside the safety of its walls, one conversion at a time.
When a prisoner who is obviously not a cannibal arrives in Tula's lab speaking a language she's never heard before, she's intrigued. His gentle but firm refusal to be genetically modified makes her question for the first time the Protectorate's policy of euthanizing anyone who won't convert.
But the law is clear; savages who refuse the modification must be exterminated.
With time running out, will Tula risk everything to save the stranger from execution?
(This book contains adult situations: sex, violence, drug references, and murder.)
Eerily plausible, Botanicaust is a must read for any lover of science fiction, dystopia, and post-apocalyptic fiction.
Awarded the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval in 2012
Michael is the smartest of the Fosselite children, trusted to help in his father’s lab. The unconscious green people in there are not human; they are cannibals and must never be allowed to wake up. Although Michael doesn't like clearing the bodies when Father is done, he's determined to be a good boy.
Then Tula arrives.
She has green skin like the other cannibals, but she doesn't try to bite Michael. In fact, she's the kindest person Michael's ever met. Even Father seems to like her and doesn't strap her down with the others. Michael is delighted to make a new friend.
But when Father changes his mind, Michael realizes his obedience has been based on lies.
With Tula about to be reaped, Michael is forced to choose between a lifetime of obedience to family and his own new moral compass. The end result will impact a lot more than just his life inside the Fosselite mountain.
It will change the future of humanity.
This novella is part of the Botanicaust series--tales of humanity grappling for survival in a world decimated by genetic manipulation and coming to terms with what it really means to be human. Although it can stand alone, this novella is best read after reading book one in the series BOTANICAUST.
Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Barnes & Noble, and Southern Living
In his much-anticipated new novel, Robin Sloan does for the world of food what he did for the world of books in Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her—feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.
Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she’s providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmer’s market, and a whole new world opens up.
When Lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with no appetite for new members. But then, an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. But who are these people, exactly?
Leavened by the same infectious intelligence that made Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore such a sensation, while taking on even more satisfying challenges, Sourdough marks the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young writer.
Joy didn’t need four years at a university in Miami to teach her anything about the world, but she went anyway because Gabriel Danes wanted a woman, not a girl…and because it was just too painful to watch him live his life around her while she yearned helplessly for what he wouldn’t give. Now she’s home, and she’s done. Just done.
But when Joy tracks Gabriel down to let him know she’s moving to Florida for good, his tightly-leashed control snaps–and Joy realizes she did learn something during four years of college.
She learned how to claim her mate.
Full-figured nurse January Cabot wants the same things many other women want, but she’s stuck between two worlds, too human to mate into a werewolf pack, but too werewolf to marry a human man. Life is an endless, grueling cycle of 12-hour shifts and 72-hour bouts of Heat, the sexual frenzy that afflicts werewolf females once every month. Predictable, unchanging, soul-crushing…until alpha werewolf Thomas Becker prowls into her life and brings the Peace River Guardians pack with him.
This is the first installment in DESIRED BY THE PACK, a paranormal romance that follows the complex relationship between January and the Peace River Guardians werewolf pack. The complete six-part series is available now.
Join David Ponder on his incredible journey to discover the Seven Decisions for Success that can turn any life around, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, The Traveler’s Gift is the continuation of David Ponder’s story in The Traveler’s Summit.
"Part romance, part mystery, part magic; all of which a joy to read." - Dreamer J's Book Reviews
"This story has everything I look for in a quality, entertaining piece of fiction. 1) A strong female lead, 2) a dark and mysterious male character (I admit, they are my weakness), 3) eloquent writing, and 4) lots of quirky humor and banter." - Danaye from Young @ Art book reviews
DESCRIPTION: THE APOTHECARY'S POISON
When a newspaper report of a medical miracle catches Matt's eye, he and India go in search of Dr. Hale in the hope he is more magical doctor than miracle worker and can lead them to Chronos. But Hale turns out to be an apothecary magician keen to educate the public about magic.
Their disappointment at not finding Chronos is soon forgotten when Hale is murdered, and Matt becomes a suspect. With Matt's nemesis Sheriff Payne influencing the investigating detective, India and Matt know they must find the real killer, or risk his freedom, and ultimately his life. Time is running out as they hunt for a killer capable of turning medicine into poison with a magic spell, as well as continue the search for Chronos. A search that must end in success before Matt's malfunctioning watch stops altogether.
Curvy Dina Taylor hates the idea of online dating. It's something kids do, not 36-year old women, whose boyfriends have left them for the office intern. But her best friend Lauren has a secret she's bursting to share: there are men out there who absolutely love voluptuous girls like her. All Dina has to do is tap Shiftr, the cute little paw-print app that Lauren has just installed on her phone.
In the time it takes Dina to get over her shock that there are guys who can shift into animals, she's hit up by Logan - a dark-eyed bear-guy with a torso like sculpted marble and eyes like pools of lust. He tells her that he feels a magnetic connection to her, but before she can tell him that the feeling's mutual, her clumsy thumb swipes the wrong way, and he's gone.
Dina is distraught, but Tamika, the creator of Shiftr has a cunning plan that may just bring them together again. Will Dina find the sexy Logan in the midst of the eccentric matchmaker's beautiful, opulent summer garden party? And will they discover that they're fated to be together?
This is a standalone, short, sweet, steamy read, perfect for a lunch break, bath time, or a little dose of me-time, wherever you are. HEA and no cliffhanger!
Note: This book and all other books in the Hope Valley Dating App series are standalone and can be read completely independently.
Sydney Waverley, too, is losing her balance. With each passing day she longs more for a baby— a namesake for her wonderful Henry. Yet the longer she tries, the more her desire becomes an unquenchable thirst, stealing the pleasure out of the life she already has.
Sydney's daughter, Bay, has lost her heart to the boy she knows it belongs to...if only he could see it, too. But how can he, when he is so far outside her grasp that he appears to her as little more than a puff of smoke?When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the very heart of their family, each of them must make choices they have never confronted before. And through it all, the Waverley sisters must search for a way to hold their family together through their troublesome season of change, waiting for that extraordinary event that is First Frost.
Lose yourself in Sarah Addison Allen's enchanting world and fall for her charmed characters in this captivating story that proves that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It's where the real story begins.
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone—and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead "checking out" impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he's embarked on a complex analysis of the customers' behavior and roped his friends into helping to figure out just what's going on. But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore.
With irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan has crafted a literary adventure story for the twenty-first century, evoking both the fairy-tale charm of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal Stephenson or a young Umberto Eco, but with a unique and feisty sensibility that's rare to the world of literary fiction. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave, a modern-day cabinet of wonders ready to give a jolt of energy to every curious reader, no matter the time of day.
"[A] phenomenally enrapturing and reverberating work of art in its own right...[that] vividly illuminates the minds of the characters, greatly enhancing our understanding of their temperaments and predicaments and providing more expansive and involving story lines." —Booklist
Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking love story.
It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how she’d make it through the day.
Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Center’s most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotions...and Elisa can’t keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa’s sole reason to live.
But outside forces are pressing in. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it. Elisa has no choice but to risk everything to save her beloved. With the help of Zelda and Giles, Elisa hatches a plan to break out the creature. But Strickland is on to them. And the Russians are, indeed, coming.
Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release—one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film—The Shape of Water is unlike anything you’ve ever read or seen.
“Most movie novelizations do little more than write down what audiences see on the screen. But the novel that’s accompanying Guillermo del Toro’s new movie The Shape of Water is no mere adaptation. Co-author Daniel Kraus’ book and the film tell the same story, of a mute woman who falls in love with an imprisoned and equally mute creature, in two very different ways.” —io9
Praise for The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Director
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Music (Original Score)
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Production Design
Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture
"With encouragement from critics and awards voters, discerning viewers should make Fox Searchlight’s December release the season’s classiest date movie—for perhaps the greatest of The Shape of Water’s many surprises is how extravagantly romantic it is.” —Variety
"It is never less than magnificent.” —TheDaily Beast
"A visually and emotionally ravishing fantasy that should find a welcome embrace from audiences starved for imaginative escape.” —The Hollywood Reporter
Awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film at the74th Annual Venice International Film Festival
Escape from Ixilta is the free first book in the Alien Outlaws science fiction romance series. Get your steamy alphas, alien romance, and plenty of space adventures. Read this free romance novel today. This book is great for readers of paranormal romance and sci fi romance who love to read in their free time!
Convinced of his innocence, India and Matt must discover who really killed the moneylender before the police find the magician. Their investigation leads them down a path littered with lies, betrayal, scandal, and interference from people they don't trust.
Meanwhile, Matt's relatives accuse Cyclops of ruining their daughter, and plan to marry off their manipulative youngest to someone even more manipulative and far more powerful. Should Matt and India support the union, or try to stop it? And how will they stop Cyclops from being deported back to America?
For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Unwittingly, one creatus will endanger them all ...
As with most of his family, Derrick Ashton knows his future and what position he's destined to fill within his unique society. Everything changes, however, when he breaks one of his family's strictest laws and falls in love -- with a human.
In his quest to protect the woman he can never have, a twist of fate propels him into a new role that will cause dissension among his family and endanger the anonymity that they've spent thousands of years protecting.
Now, he will risk everything to save the girl from humans and his own kind. The one thing he can't save her from, however ... is herself.
The Creatus series is not your normal paranormal story ... it's a realistic romantic mystery based on the myths you've heard your entire life. Prepare to believe.