stories in and

Idriel's Children by Hayley Reese Chow

Reaping darkness, the Shadow slicked steel with judgment and danced with death… Sixteen-year-old Aza inherited the power of shadow to rid the land of evil as Odriel’s cold-blooded assassin. With her growing strength, Aza discovers the Shadow Plane—a realm of wraiths where screams haunt the winds, calling to her. Although her father forbids her from entering the dark realm, Aza can’t ignore the beckoning whispers. When a dangerous new breed of monster attacks, Aza believes the Shadow Plane holds the answers they need to defeat them. With the unwanted help of a snarky cat and a cursed beast, Aza seeks out the monastic Wraith-Called for answers. But the deeper Aza delves into the dark realm, the further she drifts from the world she knows. As Aza uncovers evils new and old, she must decide if the ends really do justify the means… and how many lives she’s willing to pay.


Time's Orphan by Hayley Reese Chow

Speak of pain, and I’ll tell you of the Time who stole it away… Besieged by war, ravaged by monsters, and crawling with the undead, the land of Okarria is dying. Seventeen-year-old Emara survives by using her modest healing gift to save as many as she can while eluding the invaders who thirst for her enchanted blood. So when a cursed cat saves her life and reveals Emara is the legendary Time Heir the necromancer king’s been searching for, she agrees to act as bait in a plot to destroy him. But when the plan goes horrifically awry, Emara must discover how deep her powers go, what she can change… And what she cannot. Unfortunately, Time Heirs have a history of getting killed, and with Okarria’s future on the line, Emara may have no choice but to follow in her ancestors’ footsteps.


The BFF Role by Jaysee Jewel

Not every girl wants to be the hero of her own story. Zilla is an average high school senior aspiring to become a nurse. The only unique thing about her is that she adamantly believes she is living inside a poorly written romance novel and her best friend Cindy is the main female lead. Taking her role as the best friend very seriously, Zilla dedicates her free time to protecting her best friend from the author’s drama-hungry fingers, preventing the writer from interfering with Cindy’s love life. However, just as things are starting to go well between Cindy and the sweet boy-next-door who just moved in, a rival appears who could screw up Zilla’s plans. The school’s notorious playboy, Axel Burns, decides to ask Cindy out for prom, singlehandedly turning what was going to be a sweet love story into a love triangle. Zilla won’t stand for it! But when Zilla tries to draw Axel’s attention away from Cindy, she accidentally turns it toward herself and ends up in a romantic side plot she doesn’t want any part of. Fans of Love, Rosie and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before will adore this trope-subverting, coming-of-age love story about friendship, relationships, and overcoming one’s flaws.


Chains of Stone by Jaysee Jewel

Two tales of forbidden love intertwine in this dark fantasy romance. An heiress set to inherit her mother's business finds herself falling for a slave who is forging a rebellion against her. Meanwhile, a mad queen decides to marry a slave-turned-prince even though he plans to kill her. Both unlikely pairs must choose between love and duty. Are they willing to give up everything they hold dear to protect each other, or will they end up slitting each other's throats? A hundred years ago, the gods granted Clostrum and its surrounding countries elemental stones of power, but only women could use them. This turned Clostrum into a matriarchal society reliant on slaves to mine these stones. Evelyn Payne is the heir to a family whose mines and weapons have protected the country for years. After her twentieth birthday, her mother sends her to one of these mines in disguise to learn responsibility and root out corruption among the employed guards within. Once her work there is done, she will inherit the mine. However, as she gets to know the male slaves who toil away underground and the women who oversee them, her beliefs and loyalties are swayed by a kind-hearted slave who makes her wish she could become more than a pampered noble or tyrannical leader. As Evelyn fights her feelings toward Francis and tries to maintain order in the mine, she realizes his wish to escape his chains may endanger both his life and her position. If she doesn’t prevent him from fueling the flames of rebellion, her mother will.


The Seeds of Love: Sunflower Kisses Book One by Tyler Wittkofsky

The story readers are calling “hard-hitting and meaningful” and "touching and realistic", The Seeds of Love: Sunflower Kisses Book 1 is the story of two lost souls who find each other at the right time in life. Clay Dabrowski is a recent college graduate who has his life planned out. He knows what he wants to do in life and embarks on those goals with the support of his family and friends. But when he meets the fiery red-haired Bailey Childe, she suddenly shifts all of his priorities. She gives him the strength and courage to do and be more. While he battles his insecurities and mental illness, Clay and Bailey forge a path through life’s ebbs and flows as a new, young couple. Their journey seems to be all but perfect. But is everything as it seems?


Blue Violet (Svatura Book 1) by Abigail Owen

When fairy tales turn into nightmares…Ellie Aubrey has spent most of her unnaturally long life hiding her extraordinary abilities from the world. On the run from the pack of wolf shifters who murdered her family, she risks discovery in order to secretly watch over another group of similarly gifted people, determined they won’t suffer the same fate.Alex Jenner has come home to protect his family from an unknown danger lurking in the woods. Suspicious of the new girl in town, he challenges Ellie in ways that will spark one of two possible outcomes: they’ll spontaneously combust, or she’ll lose control of the one power she’s fought so hard to contain.In this fairy tale, the dragon the prince must slay is also the princess who holds his heart.***This novel was previously published with a different cover, but has undergone a re-edit. Things were added and changed, but the kissing still remains!


Learning to Spell (Freyjur Fantasies Book 1) by Lynn Ericson

The Lovelace Community College of Applied Magic had always been Sylvie’s dream. She would attend. She would excel. She would become one of the most accomplished alumni to ever walk its halls. But her acceptance letter never came because of one infuriatingly stupid little problem: Lovelace didn’t exist. Sylvie had lived so much of her childhood vicariously through the books and the movies it felt real. Anything that felt that real should exist. But no. The most magic her life can muster is volunteering at a fantasy convention for a chance to meet Diana Taylor, the actress who starred in the Lovelace movies. Then everything changes when Diana invites Sylvie up to her room and introduces her to new possibilities that have nothing to do with spending the night with another woman. Well, okay, they could. Or maybe they could involve her pick of two or three intriguing men. The point isn’t that so many of her new possibilities are lascivious. The point is magic doesn’t have to be at all what she expected for it to be real.


Interstellar Goth Princess Blues (Freyjur Fantasies Book 2) by Lynn Ericson

As a modern coven of urban witches, the Freyjur step into works of fiction for fun and profit. Arguably the most fun part is la química, a heady sexual chemistry that suffuses every world they step into regardless of the original fiction. But Lenore isn’t a bit comfortable with the hedonistic flings that come with the territory. She dreads the emotional investment of getting caught up in a whirlwind romance that’s all too quickly over. So when the coven ventures into the sprawling, space-opera universe of Space Jockey Zero, it’s all a business trip for Lenore. She’s there to cure cancer, nothing else. Then a case of mistaken identity leaves her stranded and alone. To linger in the alien reality can bring only madness—but before Lenore can hope to get home she’ll have to stop an interstellar war, teach the greatest threat to galactic civilization how to be evil, and find some way to deal with a whirlwind romance that’s going terribly right. At least there’s cocoa.


The Rose in Spring by Eleanor Fairburn

Yorkshire, England, 1425 Cecily Neville, dubbed the ‘Rose of Raby’, is ten years old when she is betrothed to her childhood love, Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York. Little does she know that their union is one to change Britain’s history for centuries to come, and that she will become a powerful matriarch in her own right. Beautiful, courageous and intelligent, Cecily carves out her place at her husband’s side as they navigate the increasingly difficult political sphere of 15th century Europe, rocked by the actions of Jeanne d’Arc in France. With wit and sensitivity, The Rose in Spring is a unique perspective of a previously overlooked figure in history, and the first in a quartet dedicated to the Wars of the Roses.


Starlight Jewel by E.L. Lyons

Gifts of the Auldtree is a world of mythology, glamor, mud, blood, civilizations in conflict, and hints of distant powers. In the center of this is the mysterious Starlight Jewel of Minalav. Axly, the Starlight Company's premier seductress-thief and assassin, will do whatever it takes to keep her human brother hidden. The secrets of his origin could tear their world apart, and keeping them has driven her to lies and murder. Her people, the sprygan-human hybrids that live under the city of Minalav, aren't keen on allowing their most skilled asset to roam free. A job with a human offers a chance to get her brother out of danger, but it comes at a price. Divided loyalties, duty, romance, and the twisted hands of fate intertwine in this epic fantasy adventure.


Three Kings by Freydís Moon

Ethan Shaw—lighthouse keeper and local witch—lives a charmed life in his chilly, coastal hometown. Blessed with a flourishing garden and a stable livelihood, Ethan can’t complain. But when his husband, Captain Peter Vásquez, brings home a wounded leopard seal after an impromptu storm, Ethan is faced with a curious situation: caring for a lost selkie named Nico Locke. As Ethan struggles with the possibility of being infertile, insecurities surrounding his marriage, and a newly formed magical bond with a hostile, handsome selkie, his comfortable life begins to fracture. But could breakage lead to something better? With autumn at their heels and winter on the horizon, Ethan, Peter, and Nico test the boundaries of a new relationship, shared intimacy, and the chance at a future together.


Stolen Prophet: The Prophet's Mother (Book 1) by Julian M Coleman

Will It Take a MONSTER to Find a Missing Prophet? An intense and erotic urban fantasy from the IAN 2016 Outstanding Paranormal/Supernatural book of the Year author. Right at the beginning of The Prophet's Mother trilogy, Julian M. Coleman weaves a haunting tale of parental loss, heartbreak, and sacrifice. Evie Adamson isn't ordinary despite her outward beauty. She's much more than a single mother and flower shop owner. In reality, she's a demigoddess. Victor is her intellectual and psychic nine-year-old son. He's nicknamed "prophet" by his classmates, a label he hates. Somehow his paranormal ability seems to fail him when he is kidnapped after leaving the school playground. Evie, who swore off using her dark powers, is beyond hysterical. She's also supremely ticked off. How dare someone take her child?! She uses her supernatural arsenal in the guise of a vengeful black SPIRIT. Distraught and enraged, she hunts the snow-encased city during the holiday season. Dead bodies pile up in the morgue. There's only one person who can find the stolen prophet: the logical and determined Homicide Detective, Harry Kurosawa. But first, he must believe the unexplainable, or more people will die.


Rising Ember (Children From Sacrifice - Vol. 1) by Arleta Rae

Fire is destruction. Fire is rebirth. When Thea Knight is involved in a fatal car accident, she falls victim to the sinister shadows looming in the darkness who change her life forever. She wakes up . . . craving blood. Thea is immediately thrust into a dangerous immortal civil war between the Essites and the Brais. Cole Moretti is an Essite who has killed, saved, and endangered Thea. Her transition to vampire by his hand awakens a rare elemental magic within that marks her as the rogue Brais’ next target. She must resist being consumed by their need to destroy humanity before they kill Cole and all those she cares for. A magical and suspenseful contemporary dark fantasy perfect for fans of Vampire Academy and The Vampire Diaries.


Ruin and Roses (Cursed Kingdoms) by Deanna Ortega

A dark and spicy fantasy romance that follows Jane as she delves into the shadows, secrets, and curses that bind her world. "I will never understand why women let men decide if they get to be the villain or the victim in their story." In a world of talisman powers and magical rivalry, Jane finds herself playing many roles-depending on the situation, she is either as soft as a rose petal or as lethal as the thorn. Swept deeper into a world of shadows and lies when her mentor, Baltazar sends her on a seemingly simple mission-donning the mask of dainty again, she finds herself fighting to maintain who she is beyond her pretty, painted exterior. The series of events to follow rip her in and out of her past, as she tries to move on from the unimaginable pain that led her to this life. Stealing from your soon-to-be fiancé is one hell of a wedding gift, but let's hope he never discovers she is dodging eyes, lies, and daggers-while ensuring that not a hair is out of place for her royal obligations. But...what if half-truths can't prepare her for this life? And when the mission's cost is more than she bargained for-her freedom and her life-what if she doesn't want to pay the price? At least she still carries the favor of her loyal mare. And though her luck in love is not great, it is never hard for her to find some way to quench her thirst in her droughted kingdom. When her fiancé isn't lurking over his newest possession, she is easily entertained with her ex-lover and unwanted keeper. Entangled with a lost love, whose secrets threaten to undo everything she's worked towards, she has to manage the most daunting mission yet. An unfit marriage to the mad king's son. Will the cursed king's daughter survive? "Looking into his eyes-the same ones I pictured every time mine closed-I wondered if things would have been different, if my mother had told me stories about great loves instead of tragic loss. But she hadn't. And though I lived in a world of royals, I knew that princes weren't noble, and that love didn't prevail."


March & Feather by Emma Saska

At Stony Point Homeschool Academy, high school senior Audra Dunne spends her time hanging out with friends, cooking and baking, and dreaming of her not-so-distant future at the Culinary Institute of America. Sure, she wishes she were comfortable enough to talk to her much-older sister Madeline about something other than AP Calculus. And sure, she wishes new kid Matthew Harwell would stop invading her friend group. But Audra finds comfort in her digital persona Feather, exchanging texts with her best friend March, the pen pal she met on a homeschool forum four years ago. When March lets slip that he’s recently moved to her city, Audra’s curiosity begins to grow. What if she and March end their pact to stay anonymous? What if March goes to Stony Point? What if... March is someone she already knows? As unexpected family developments and a personal crisis (or two) threaten to upend Audra’s life, she’ll have to decide whether turning away from all she’s used to is worth it for the chance at finding more.


Flames of Rapture by Riley Kade

Life is full of temptations, but there is none so powerful as that between human and succubus. Sadie Hall has loved her best friend, James Baker, all their lives, though she had no idea how he felt about her until her powers developed and she could suddenly see his every waking fantasy. She’d lived a simple life in a small farm town in which almost everyone was human, but her world was turned upside down when an alluring stranger arrived to tell her she was becoming a succubus, like him. Soon, she would need to feed daily off the sexual pleasure of others, though when her mentor warns her of the addictive nature of human-succubus relationships, Sadie must fight the tempting attraction between her and James. Now Sadie must choose, will she continue to keep James close even as she desperately tries not to feed from him, or will she risk losing the one person she wants the most? Note this is a polyamory, bisexual romance, with the main focus on Sadie and Jimmy’s relationship. Themes include forbidden/unrequited love, friends to lovers, light edge play/denial, and group sex.


Winter's Maiden 1: Winter's Magic Part 1 by L. Starla

Do you hide from the monsters, or embrace your magical destiny? Alannah Winters: hedonist. Impulsive, precocious, and dangerously drawn to mysticism. Whisked away from her hometown at a young age and raised ignorant of her close ties to the pagan Gods. When tragedy strikes her family again, she is forced to return to the small Irish settlement of Gaeilge Shores, a town shrouded in secrecy. At least she has her beloved cousins by her side, helping to unravel the mysteries of her heritage. Alannah had always harboured feelings for Liam, the eldest of her two cousins, and seeing the man he has grown into only serves to intensify those desires. But when she rocks up at her new school, the captivating blue eyes of a tall, dark, and handsome senior virtually consume her. Not to mention the unsettling way things have changed with Brendan, her other cousin. Can Alannah survive her inevitable transformation? And what is to be done about the three hot guys vying for her attention? Alannah’s early signs of hedonism will prove to be much more than a passing phase… Note: This is the first of six main books in the Winter’s Magic series and while the main character has multiple romance interests, this is NOT a reverse harem story. Warning: This book contains content that may upset or offend some readers. Please see Goodreads listing for full details.


A Kingdom of Sun and Shadow (Twingenuity Series) by Danielle Hill

Two Sisters. One Prophecy. Many Secrets. Amara was like any other princess from a once magical kingdom. Like most, she had secrets, her biggest one of all; She’s actually her twin sister Avery. After Avery is taken from her ordinary life and brought to the mysterious kingdom of Soluna, she is introduced to the heir to the throne, and her twin sister, Amara. Not everyone believes Amara is the rightful heir so she ventures off on the quest of her life to prove them wrong, leaving Avery behind to impersonate a sister and life she knows nothing about. Follow both Avery and Amara as they discover more about themselves than they ever thought possible, including unbelievable powers. Twingenuity Book one Possible trigger warnings: Abuse, alcohol, anxiety, profanity, sexuality, violence.


I Think of You Often: a small town paranormal romance by Sienna Eggler

A witchy "why choose" nb/nb/f romance. Evan is the reclusive librarian of Honeycutt Academy, and a source of curiosity among students and staff—most notably the bubbly potions teacher. With her by their side, Evan is willing to give love another shot and move on from a devastating breakup. But the discovery of a half-sibling invites trouble into Evan's quiet life, reuniting them with an old flame and stirring up bitter memories of their past. Also includes intimate (and mutual) blood drinking and a patricide subplot.


Fluid Bonding: a sapphic paranormal romance by Sienna Eggler

It’s not that Vi Davis wanted to be alone. It’s just that the outside world doesn’t seem very welcoming for a shy, nonbinary introvert - especially one who can read minds. But when the gorgeous Hester Milojević approaches Vi in a crowded sports bar, it doesn’t take telepathy to figure out that they share a mutual attraction - even if Vi suspects this towering blonde is way out of their league. That suspicion deepens even as the two get to know each other better - especially as Vi struggles to reconcile so many emotionally overwhelming first experiences, along with Hester’s mysterious hot-then-cold behavior, and her claims to be something impossible: a vampire. But even in a world that seems intent on tearing them apart, Vi and Hester can’t help but grow closer to each other - that is until the past and prejudice of their own families threatens to drive a stake through the heart of their relationship once and for all. Fluid Bonding is engaging and emotional paranormal romance between nonbinary and neurodivergent characters - described by one reader as “a sweet, realistic romance between two people figuring their way in life.”


Tangle of Dragons by Jane Darkspire

Dragons are real. The city of Rendale is ruled by dragons—powerful monsters that control every drop of fame and fortune. They fear nothing, hunting without mercy and taking what they please. And the Ruthless Dragons are the greediest of all. I grew up believing if I worked hard my dreams would come true. Turns out that's a lie. After two years of waiting for my life to begin, I was done. I'd have a final night of wild fun before packing my bags and saying goodbye to this wretched city. But no one leaves once the Ruthless Dragons notice you. Avrice, Sylt, Mortar and Rask. The four of them masquerade as men to hide their wings and colorful scales, but they can't wait to show me what they really are. Rumors say if they bring you to their den, you'll be changed forever. Warped and twisted by the time you walk out. What happens if they never let me leave? (Author's note: Tangle of Dragons is a RH romance. There's some over the top protective/obsessive/violent hero moments, some chase/hide and seek scenes, and general monster fun. I hope you enjoy this full length novel!)


Zendar: A Tale of Blood and Sand by K T Munson

Blood is how it all began, and only by blood can it end. Chaos has reigned in Zendar for years since the rise of the seven Bloodlines. The Liege Aleron Corvinus ruthlessly seeks revenge for the mistreatment of his ancestors. His ambitions will only be sated when he claims the world under his family's name; he will only stop when all of Zendar is his and the other six Bloodlines pay their weight in blood. Azel Undel was born into this world of blood and sand. She is of a dying Bloodline, a feared one, but most coveted. Promised, in exchange for money, to a man she had never known; Azel travels across Zendar. Her ship is attacked and she alone survives, setting the wheels of fate in motion. She did not expect to become her enemy's captive or that he would demand her submission to him. Loyalties are tested, secrets are uncovered, and Azel will have to make a choice: remain loyal to her family and everything she ever stood for or be loyal to her own heart.


Falling Princess (Fallen Realm) by Joline Pearce

An epic enemies to lovers college romance with a rebellious princess, her possessive knight, and the fate of their country in the balance. Forced to carry the weight of the crown from childhood, all Princess Zosia wants is a chance to experience normal life and find love away from the pressure of court. Getting an education abroad is the perfect opportunity - unless death catches up with her first. As the last of the Auralian royal line, Zosia is assigned a watchful knight to accompany her everywhere she goes. While her best friend adores him, Zosia can't wait to escape his constant scrutiny...until an assassination attempt sparks their forbidden romance. A secret they can never tell, even when war tears them apart. Dive into this slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity contemporary fantasy romance that will grab you from the first page and stay with you long after the last. Start reading now! This the first book in a trilogy and it ends on a cliffhanger - the third book ends with a Happy Ever After. Contains violence and mature themes. Content advisories available at: https://jolinepearce.com/auralia-series/content-advisories/


Behold the Sins by Rachel Serrin

Take the lush worlds in Daughter of Smoke & Bone, the steamy romance in From Blood and Ash, and the epic characters from House of Earth and Blood to get Behold the Sins. Book 1 begins the journey through seven worlds, each cursed by one of the seven deadly sins, in an epic, high fantasy fight for freedom, blood, romance, and identity. Nineteen-year-old Violet Sutton lost her brother to the game of the Sins two years ago. She has since spiraled into darkness within the poor section in the City of Calesal—darkness filled with bad alcohol, bad decisions, and bad people. Every day she watches her brother’s tracker blink green in the sixth world, signaling his still-beating heart, but nothing more. So she continues to spiral, her hope along with it, until she makes her worst decision of all: bloodswearing herself into the Sins. On her journey to find her brother, she must fight through the deadliness of Gluttony, Envy, Wrath, Pride, Sloth, Greed, and Lust. But the minute she lands face-first into the beginning world of sin, she comes to the daunting reality that it is much worse than she could imagine. Violet is not alone. The brooding, fallen commander from her city, notoriously handsome Jack Marin, haunts her feelings and tests her temper through each world. As the danger grows and death scoffs in her ear, Violet realizes that the biggest sin she’s faced was letting this man into her life...or perhaps more. And the big kicker? In the five hundred years the game of the Sins has existed, no one has ever exited and broke the curse on their world. Who will rise? Who will fall? Either way, blood will awaken at its call. Behold, the Sins.


The Wicked Souls Duology by Candace Robinson

The complete Wicked Souls Duology in one collection full of magic, danger, and romance. This NA *omnibus edition* includes Vault of Glass and Bride of Glass. Perfect for fans of Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Penny Dreadful, A.G. Howard, and Kerri Maniscalco. "This is no ordinary, modern-day fairy tale. It's much, much darker." A determined girl without answers. A hot guy who would do anything for her. A mysterious museum that some see and some don't... Perrie Madeline lives a simple life. Her only concern is deciding whether or not to let herself fall for her sexy friend, August Hartley. That is, until a strange museum known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault appears overnight and people around her begin to go missing. Determined to uncover the Glass Vault's hidden secrets, Perrie and August conspire to break inside. But soon, Perrie realizes she has more to worry about than her feelings for August—something sinister is on their heels. Together they must find their way out of the museum before they discover something truly not for the faint of heart.


Bringer's Ascension by Kelsey Ortiz

Death is only a release. Pain is only numbness. Loneliness is only the beginning. Tormented by visions of the crushed and burned bodies of her guildmates, Raelynn, the only Light Bringer, hasn't stopped running. Accompanied only by a shadow who protects her from the Brotherhood's control, Raelynn fights against the fate she's been told about since childhood. But when her guardian steps out of the shadows, the carefully built walls around herself crumble into dust. To rid the world of the corrupt Brotherhood, Raelynn must learn to trust herself and to not be afraid of who she was born to be. Now, she has two choices to make: will she succumb to the darkness in her soul or will she give into the temptation of falling in love again?


Love Is Dead(ly) by Gene Kendall

Love Is Dead(ly) is the latest paranormal thriller from Gene Kendall. If you like snarky characters, ghosts who do more than go “bump” in the night, and terrifying apocalypses, then you’ll love Love Is Dead(ly)! Brad Burns has a big problem. Not his crippling credit card debt. Not his ex-wife, and current business partner, who still blames him for the messy break-up of their marriage. Not his lovable but spiky personality, that keeps him alive, but alone.


Charmed By The Fox's Heart: Superhero Reverse Harem Romance (Cosmic Guardians) by Aria Winter ,Jade Waltz

When I woke up this morning and went to my regular coffee house, I had no idea my life was about to change forever. Cael’s devastatingly handsome smile and his intense green eyes are swoon worthy enough by themselves, but add in an air of mystery and this guy is the whole package. The excitement I never knew I was missing in my life.As we grow closer, we find out the fate of two worlds is in our hands. And now we must work together to find allies to prevent a cycle of destruction that could end all life as we know it. Each time we touch, we feel a connection. I’m drawn to him in ways that I don’t understand. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a recurring nightmare, and now I find out that Cael has the same dream. But what does it mean? I know I can trust him with my life, but can I also trust him with my heart?


Kiss the Fae (Dark Fables: Vicious Faeries) by Natalia Jaster

There are three rules to surviving the Fae—and I'm about to break every single one. Rule #1. Never cross into Faerie. When I'm chased across the wicked border and caught by its reclusive ruler of the sky, the pretty trickster with a clever tongue offers me a deal. Rule #2: Never bargain with a Fae. But I don't have a choice. For thirteen days, I have to survive in his mountainous maze of sinister paths, deceptive stairways, and devious creatures. Refuse, and my sisters will suffer as punishment. Rule #3: Never fall for the enemy. I should have known my sexy captor wouldn't play fair. The deeper I plunge into this dangerous world of Solitary Fae, the more I'm entangled in their ruler's seductive web of desire—and the forbidden temptations he offers. The price of losing this wicked game is everything I love. But winning might just cost me my heart. WARNING: This is spicy NA/New Adult fantasy romance with explicit sexual content and language. For mature readers 18+.


The Jester Prince (The King Jester Trilogy Book 2) by V.M Forrester

With Zirkua Fantastic destroyed, King Jester, the embodiment of discord, is loose once more upon the world. And he's not happy to have been kept in captivity all these years. Only Toby, a fresh, untrained immortal, and the other former members of the traveling circus now stand against him. Now, with Toby's boyfriend, Markley, kidnapped by King Jester, they have no choice but to leave the safety of their camp and venture into the world at large. King Jester grows more powerful with each passing day, and each moment Marley stays in his clutches is another moment closer to absolute destruction. Toby will get Marley back. Even if it means facing King Jester alone.


Thrice Charmed: The Jesters Court : Book One by Chera Carmichael

I don’t want to stay quiet about what they say and what they’re doing, but there’s no point in talking about it anymore. My training is almost done and all I have to do is suck it up a little longer. What’s a bit of blood and bone, if I never have to come back after I get out? *** Priya just needs to survive the last section of her Gheyo training in the Joker section. But the expected hazing turns cruel and she’s helpless to save herself when it comes crashing down around her ears. Sometimes, staying silent costs more than speaking up. Jamie would do anything for her best friend. They are friends. Good friends. And good friends should always stick together, no matter what. Blood, bone and magic don’t always bridge the gap.. Can two friends find a way to protect each other? Or will the circumstances surrounding them push them further apart?


Blood, Sweat, and Broken Vessels: Book One - Children of Kaeos by J M Kennealy

More than a millennium has passed since a volcanic winter nearly decimated the non-native people mining on Kaeos; a strange planet full of rare metals and dangerous environments. The how and why help never came are still a mystery. Left to their own devices, the remaining population learned to live without the technology lost in the devastation. Over time, the history of their origins was misplaced by hardship and a basic need to survive. Out of the ashes arose new cultures blended with remnants of the old, struggles born of distrust, suffering and greed. When the small-scale underground escape system takes in a high-value Healer, she not only comes with a price on her head, but a host of secrets and mysteries that turns the world they know upside. Follow Grey as he and his collected family face those secrets, their own pasts, rediscover a broken history and forge a future for not only themselves, but for those who have forgotten they still exist.


The Price of Silence: Winterfell Academy Book 1 by Elle Mae

From Elle Mae comes an exciting new bully reverse harem that will feed all your paranormal bisexual fantasies. Join us in this journey into a magical world filled with witches, demons, curses, and lies that will forever change the path of one girls life. I am Rosie Miller and at the age of ten, I was cursed. Because of my parents' debt, I was forced into silence and now every word, every laugh, was a weapon used against me. By nineteen I had come to understand that I would have no choice but to follow in my parents' footsteps. Get a soul-sucking job reserved for low-levels like me, keep my head down, and die alone. That was until I got a letter one day welcoming me to the most prestigious demon academy in the entire country. I knew that when I opened that letter, it was too good to be true. There was no way after thousands of years of separation between high-levels and low-levels that I would ever be given such a golden opportunity. Meeting them only proved my suspicions to be correct. A bloodthirsty gangster. A child of a high-ranking demon official with a penance for blackmail. And last but not least a witch who seems to be called by the power my curse exudes. Becoming tangled with them will probably be the most reckless thing that I have ever done in my life, but will it be worth finally breaking my curse after nine years?


The Royal Matchmaking Competition: Princess Qloey by Zoiy G. Galloay

One princess searching for her prince charming. Twelve princes, dukes, elves, and a commoner, competing for the princess’s heart. One assassin among the bachelors, plotting to kill the princess and bring the empire to its knees. Warning: this fantasy romance contains dangerously hot princes, sexy elves, and a heart-throbbing peasant. Read at your own risk!


Shadow Kissed (The Shadow Kissed Series) by Rebecca L. Garcia

Some fates belong to the shadows… Olivia knows everyone at the guild is on high alert, but no one will tell her why. She’s certain the death of her boyfriend is behind it, but the truth is far worse. Darkness has come to the mortal kingdom. When the guild protecting them is attacked by vampires, Olivia is swept away from the safety of her home when her mom and best friend are taken. Before she can get away, she’s captured by a vampire, Sebastian, who insists he’s protecting her. But when she’s taken to the City of Nightmares, the most dangerous place in the vampire kingdom she realizes she’s been made prisoner. As she fights to survive in a world where mortals are nothing more than things to be fed on or traded, Olivia must use her wits and place her trust in the handsome, but deadly Sebastian, if she’s going to figure out a way to save her loved ones. However, some of the world's most vicious vampires want her dead. Others want her for themselves. When the truth comes out, Olivia realizes the ones she loves have been shielding her from a fate worse than death. Can she escape the clutches of her bloody destiny, or will she succumb to the shadows? Shadow Kissed is a New Adult Fantasy Romance, book one in the Marked by Blood Trilogy releasing in 2022. Get your copy now and delve into this dark and delicious world of vampires and mortals.


Tarnished by Time (Romancing Aranthium #3): A Hades and Persephone Retelling by Daniela A. Mera,, Elayna R. Gallea

An urban fantasy Hades and Persephone retelling perfect for fans of Crescent City and The Cruel Prince. “Putting aside the fact that he was my ex-boss and the fact he had orchestrated my kidnapping, I had no business being the wife of a king.” Aidoneus My first wife died three centuries ago. Now, Aranthium was facing a major threat. Time without having a queen had weakened my powers. In order to win the war against my brother Phelix, I needed to remarry. After months of being paraded around with the most eligible Aranthian bachelorettes, I made my choice. Phaedra was not a princess, nor did she come from a powerful family. But, somehow, she had the power of the gods. She was exactly what I needed in my life. The only problem was she made me feel things I had no right feeling for someone a quarter of my age. Phaedra I grew up in a gilded cage, unable to spread my wings. My mother never let me have the freedom I craved. Then, when I was beginning to live my life as an independent Angel in Olimpie, I was abducted by the King of the Daemons for my own “safety”. I worked for him for years, but one day, things changed. After an attack on the city I had come to call my home, I was in a coma for months. When I woke up, new power flowed through my veins. Aidoneus needed a wife. I needed someone to balance the power before it destroyed me. Hades approached me with a proposal: marriage. As friends. Nothing more. Resisting the King of the Daemons was a lot more difficult than I had ever bargained for. This book is a complete, stand-alone story that is part of a larger series. "Romancing Aranthium" books are the perfect books for fans of fantasy romance who love sweet love stories, powerful ladies, danger, political intrigue, and epic journeys. Setting classic stories in an urban setting with vampires, fae, merpeople, angels, and were-shifters makes them all the more enticing.


The Curse of Broken Shadows (Smoke and Shadow) by Laura Winter

An assassin, a powerful dagger, and a magic that shouldn’t exist. Shadow magic is extinct. The Veil Worshippers who honor the shadow god’s wall are hunted for their artifacts, including the Veil shards that break off the wall in Valisea. Brela vows to steal it all back. With the dagger of her people and a Veil shard embedded in her collarbone that has infected her with shadow-cursed magic, she is determined to keep her secrets or suffer a fate worse than death. That was a lot easier when the uptight and infuriatingly handsome Captain Cason Valkip wasn’t hunting her. Cason has spent his entire life hiding—from the raids on Valisea, from his emotions, and from his multiple gods-blessed magics that everyone is afraid of… everyone except Brela. The chaotic, non-magic wielding assassin who drives him insane is also the only person who has never looked at his tainted magic without any ounce of fear. Which is why being forced to work with her to discover the source of the breaking wall sets his already uncontrollable fire magic ablaze. With tension growing in the remaining kingdoms and mythical beasts threatening her at every turn, Brela’s secrets might not remain hidden for much longer. To survive, she will have to work with the one man who could burn her.


Afterlands: After the Return by Boots

Tensions in the town of Whiptail ratchet up after a hard season of bad weather, famine, and strange bodies washed up on the beach. Hyrhyn, Laria, Juba, and Nix must face these challenges and a new enterprise that tests the bonds of their tenuous friendship. Will they ever find safety and happiness so long as there is a Harrower among them? After the Return, follows on the action from Afterlands: After the Harrowing, and the Betweentimes stories, which are available for free on the official website at lookingland.com/afterlands.


The Teeth in the Tide: Extended Edition: with bonus scenes (EXTENDED SPICY Savage Seas duology Book 1) by Rebecca F. Kenney

This new 'Extended Edition' of "The Teeth in the Tide" contains the full, open-door, intimate scenes between characters, plus the first chapter of the sequel, "The Demons in the Deep," at the very end. Otherwise, the content is exactly the same as the previous edition, which only had fade-to-black intimate scenes. Trapped on a walled island with her people, Kestra aches for vengeance against the swarms of ravenous mermaids that ate her father fifteen years ago. The swarms threaten her town’s last supply ship--and the life of the brave young captain who smiles so charmingly at her whenever he makes port. With the help of her scientist cousin and the handsome captain, Kestra takes her future and her people's fate into her hands, determined to find a way to destroy all the mermaids for good. Abused and miserable, Rake serves in the harem of the three mermaid Queens. When he is given one of his spawn to raise, Rake resolves that his little son will have a better life. With the help of a monstrous creature that deals in memories, he discovers an ancient secret—one that could lead to freedom. Pitched as Attack on Titan with mermaids, this adult fantasy is perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Alexandra Christo, and Holly Black. The novel blends a dark, brutal setting with romance and humor.


The Man with the Violet Eyes: Enemies to Lovers Historical Fantasy Romance (Crown of Lies Book 1) by H.P Mallory

The first book in an addictive Historical Fantasy Romance series, perfect for fans of Jennifer Armentrout and Sarah Maas. Master Nicolo, a man also known as ‘The Terrible,’ lives up to his title and then some. As confidante, closest friend and protector to Prince Balduin, a man who would be king of the large and estimable Woodfall Gath, Nicolo is nearly untouchable. Throw in the fact that the man can fight like no other and seems to have a preternatural knowledge for detecting those who want to kill him, he’s a formidable foe and then some. But Nicolo didn’t always live such a favored life. Born the only son to a poor mother, his otherworldly violet eyes separated him from his peasant brethren, singling him out as someone or something to be feared and shunned. With no friends or money, Nicolo’s young life was a difficult one. Then came the day the queen and her entourage passed through his remote town. The ailing Prince Balduin who was struck with a strange sickness that was certainly killing him, played with Nicolo and… Prince Balduin’s health improved. And so began Nicolo and Balduin’s strange friendship—Balduin raising a would-be peasant to a station well out of his range, and in return, Nicolo’s constant presence healed Prince Balduin. Now the time has come for me to join the ranks of the kingdom’s servants, acting as maid during the day, all the while awaiting the cover of darkness in order to find Master Nicolo alone. So I can assassinate him. This newest entry in the world of Historical Fantasy Romance will grip you with plenty of intrigue, sexual tension, a kick-ass heroine, mystery and danger. THE MAN WITH THE VIOLET EYES is a medium-burn romance that’s rated 18 + owing to some colorful language, master and servant situations, and bully vibes.


Jinxed (Gilded Blood Book 2) by Rachel Rener

I keep telling myself things could be worse. Okay, so my mom's been harboring some hefty family secrets. Big deal. And, yeah, maybe there are still two or three teensy details about Zayn that I don't know – his backstory, his private life, or his real name, for starters. Oh, and let's not forget that there's a bloodthirsty, power-hungry, magical mob boss who's due to appear at any moment. No biggie. So long as there are no more family bombshells, incubus-related heartbreaks, or unexpected, terrifying journeys into the Fae Realm, I'll be completely fine. Because, as I've already reminded myself at least twelve times since breakfast, there's no way things could possibly get worse. …Right?


Inked (Gilded Blood) by Rachel Rener

When Zayn, your smoking hot boss, tells you never to touch the cache of deluxe tattoo ink locked away in his office, you listen to him… until the day you run out of your own ink, your squirming client is on the verge of peeing his pants, and your boss is nowhere to be found. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? I fully expected Zayn to yell at me when he returned to the shop. What I didn't expect was the fresh cobra tattoo on my client’s butt magically springing to life. Or the interdimensional filing cabinet hiding in the back of Zayn's office. And, oh, did I mention that my gorgeous, magic-ink-hoarding boss is actually an incubus? Now – through (mostly) no fault of my own – we have to venture into a strange and distant land where a never-ending list of lethal flora, fauna, and fae await us. When you add in my Jewish mother’s string of poorly-timed, hysterical phone calls, there is one thing I’m grateful for: There’s no cell service in the fae realm.


A Cursed Legacy by Kaye Draper

My family is dead and gone. But they left their grimoire behind. Now it's my job to free the powerful magical beings trapped in the pages. I might just find a whole new family…if they don't kill me first. I was just a kid when my family was executed for starting a magical war, forcing me to live my life in the human world, far away from the judgment and scorn of the magical world—and far away from the weirdos who want me to tell them all my dangerous Lovell family secrets. But when a cursed grimoire containing enslaved magical beings falls into my lap, I can't continue to avoid my family's craptastic legacy of pain and suffering. Now, thanks to the nagging of an annoyingly moral ghost, I'm off to free the powerful (and pissed-off) creatures in the bestiary. I'm nothing like my horrible family. But my newfound attraction to dangerous magical beings who could murder me without a thought… yeah, that might indicate otherwise.


Disguised Queen (Beyond the Curse Book 2) by Laura Greenwood

Keira never expected to end up in the middle of a war, but with her curse broken and King Xavier's armies threatening to invade, she finds herself without a choice. But when the unthinkable happens, she finds herself having to go into hiding alongside Philip and her friends. The only problem is that when she emerges she won't be a princess anymore, but a queen. - Disguised Queen is book two in the Beyond The Curse dark fantasy fairy tale series. It is inspired by fairy tale lore, including Sleeping Beauty and Hansel & Gretel. It includes an m/f romantic sub-plot.


Consort's Glory: The New Protectorate: Book One by Abigail Kelly

Margot Goode, healer extraordinaire, knows that being noticed is the fastest way to getting herself murdered — or worse. But even with a secret like hers, she can’t stay cloistered forever. On her own in San Francisco, she’s on the hunt for the one person who can stop her magic from turning against her in a catastrophic meltdown. Margot doesn’t expect things will be easy, but even she is surprised when someone plants a bomb in her Healing House, nearly killing her and wiping out her anonymity in one fell swoop. Attacking a healer is an egregious breach of the laws that keep the races from war. Attacking Margot Goode, granddaughter of the terrifying Goode Matriarch and leader of the most influential coven in the country, is not just blasphemous — it demands retribution. Theodore Solbourne, newest sovereign ruler of the largest Elvish territory in the West, has waited his entire life for the woman he will one day claim as his consort. With the power to keep her finally in his grasp, he’s planned their meeting down to every last detail… only to have all the carefully crafted steps in their courtship blown away when she’s nearly killed before he can even say hello. With her life and his kingdom on the line, there’s no time for subtlety. Earning the trust of the woman he’s been mad about his entire life just became much harder: the speculation of war is sweeping through the city, a goddess’s acolytes call for justice, and a traitor’s shadow looms over his household. But nothing, not even Margot’s single-minded determination to keep him out, will stop him from winning her heart.


Contagion by Amando Milo

One OCD neat freak alien.One human woman.Both are abducted and held captive in a very unsterile environment.What more could go wrong?~Simmi: I’ve broken free and I’ve also freed the human who was held captive with me. But I don’t know where we are, and I don’t know where my home is. The local wildlife may be smaller than I am, and maybe they don't have fangs near as large as mine, but I’m still terrified. My issues with germs--and my uncompromising avoidance of all the things that I’m afraid of coming into contact with--is going to get me killed in this wilderness.Thankfully, Aurora lets me follow her.Thankfully, she seems to know the way out of this endless and inhospitable woodland and desert biome.But by the end of our journey, she’ll suspect she’s harboring a contagion. I have no way to know it, but she’s afraid to tell me. Afraid of how I’ll react once I find out what she’s carrying.***Note: This 40K, Standalone story is intended for readers 18+ due to romantic elements and adult themes. There is no cheating. There is one really germphobic alien. Thankfully, there's also a really understanding woman who is starting to fall for him. Spoiler: They're totally gonna have a Happily Ever After... just as soon as they can get off this planet that’s trying to kill them.


Sea of Roses: A Pirate Romance Duology : Book One by Opal Reyne

Captain Alister Paine has always had his good eye set on treasure, murder, and sinking ships. His fame as a ruthless, blood-thirsty pirate has spread across the Seven Seas. The Howling Death, his precious warship, is the deadliest ship on the ocean waters, striking fear into the hearts of all those who see it. So when a deceitful yet sensual woman steals his bloody ship from him, he wants nothing but revenge! AND REVENGE CAN COME IN MANY FORMS... His anger holds no bounds. He wants to punish her, but there is something about Rosetta Silver that has Alister drowning beneath the waves of his carnal desires. Despite her tricky nature, he foolishly ends up wanting her. SHE’S LIKE THE SEA, AND LIKE THE UNTAMABLE SEA, HE WANTS TO DOMINATE HER. However, Rosetta isn’t what she seems, and Alister must decide if his desire for this captivating woman is strong enough to fight against her dark secrets.


The Figurine by Pepper Effen

At twenty-eight, Joanna Macguire wants a slow and steady kind of love, the kind to build a family on. She knows that intense attraction always burns out too fast. So when a handsome forensic scientist almost sweeps her off her feet, she rejects him. Online dating seems a safer bet, until the perfect guy turns out to be a dangerous choice. Allan Cooper feels an intense connection when he meets Joanna, and he knows the feeling is mutual. So why did she put him in the friend zone? Meanwhile, at the state crime lab, he’s investigating an elusive serial killer with a fetish for redheads and antique wedding dresses. Allan and Joanna get to know each other at weekly trivia night, and his patience finally pays off. But when Joanna disappears, the most important case of his career becomes horrifyingly personal.


Eve of Fyre by Laya V. Smith and Kyro Dean

The new queen of the molten land of Fyre, Mirri Naga, knows the only thing more important than being a good ruler is being a faithful follower of the Origin -- an immortal being who demands obedience or will melt her body from the inside out with the Eternal Flame. But when she rides in the Drakonte Ride that will determine who she marries, she is caught by an unexpected visitor who challenges the nature of her very rule. Izkander, the green-eyed son of reckless Bakr, isn't too keen on the Eternal Union he unwittingly jumped into, either. Young, free, and wanton, he plans to do everything he can to stay that way. That is until he realizes how much help he can actually be to Fyre. In this forced proximity and slow-burn romance, Mirri and Izkander must learn to reconcile their differences and find a path to freedom before Fyre falls to ruin or Mirri crosses a line the Origin can't tolerate and literally melts in his arms. In the birthplace of the fierce drakonte, and with a jealous mother-in-law to deal with, the hero and heroine embark on a fantasy adventure that requires fighting an immortal monster, braving an eternal being with a tendency to catch people aflame, riding the infamous Rukh bird, and delving into what is reality and what isn't. Tradition and freedom come to a head in this romantic fantasy novel which pits old ideas against new.


The Haunting of the Immortal Killer by Laya V. Smith and Kyro Dean

Princess Serap is the only frail human seeking courtship in Qaf, a magical world full of long-lived djinn. Frustrated by failed romances with courtiers who are eager to usurp her title, Serap enlists a witch to help her find the key to immortal life. The witch tells her of a monstrous human, The Immortal Killer, who has the unique power to end immortal life in hopes he may know how to obtain it. Racing to leave the palace before her parents can stop her, Serap soon finds herself abandoned on earth in a strange place full of ghouls and ghosts. When Serap arrives at the killer’s house, he chases her down and locks her in his dungeon in a house filled with strange magical artifacts, whispering spirits and more books than she has ever seen. Determined to free herself, Serap makes friends with an enigmatic and paranormal apparition called Evil who gives her a set of magical and other-worldly tasks to solve. She must navigate staying alive while she searches for the secret to immortality and how to free herself from her terrifying, yet strangely befuddled captor. A parade of haunted house guests and a mansion full of secrets turn Serap’s plans on their head. To survive, she’ll have to discover who is telling her secrets in the ghastly dark and accept that The Immortal Killer may be the only one who can help her.


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