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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."

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.

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:

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

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.

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.

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.

The Southern Magicks by Ashton K. Rose

How do you prove your innocence when you don’t even remember whether you did it or not? After a demon attack reveals Dexter’s secret – that his Gran taught him magic – the twenty-three-year-old librarian is forced to work for the local magical law enforcement agency in order to prove his loyalty, and hopefully save his grandmother from execution. However, when someone tries to frame him for crimes he doesn’t remember committing, Dexter realizes he’ll have to start an investigation of his own. Joined by his beloved husband Eli, their best friend June, and his journalist cousin Kat, he desperately tries to prove his innocence…which is kind of difficult when gaps in his memory make him doubt everything he thinks he knows about himself. The race against time begins. Can Dexter and his team uncover the enemies weaving the web of guilt around him before it’s too late, or is he going to lose everything and everyone he cares about?

House of Lies and Sorrow: Fae of Rewyth Book 1 by Emily Blackwood

House of Lies and Sorrow: Fae of Rewyth Book 1 Dance with the Fae Prince meets Cruel Beauty in this Young Adult Arranged Marriage Fae Fantasy. Jade Farrow will die tomorrow. Her fate was decided years ago, when her useless father made a deal with the greedy fae king to save his own life. Now, she is being sent to marry one of the five ruthless fae princes. The only problem is that she is not the first human to marry a fae prince. And like every human wife before her, Jade is going to be killed before she can find a way out. Malachi Weyland is the heir to the fae throne. It’s the reason his brothers have despised him all these years, and it’s the reason his father is adamant on finding him a human wife. Malachi has one job, and that is to unite the fae and human lands. But Malachi has a secret, and it’s one that gives him his rightful name amongst both the human and fae lands: The Prince of Shadows. Jade and Malachi are faced with life-or-death challenges as Jade is thrown into Malachi’s magical world. Will she die just like every wife before her? Or will Malachi, the same fae who is feared across all of Rewyth, be the one to save her life? Show no weakness. Yield no mercy. House of Lies and Sorrow is a fast-paced, arranged-marriage story between born enemies who are forced to work together. Readers who love slow-burn, angsty enemies-to-lovers stories between a broody fae prince and a stubborn human bride will love this magical first installment of the Fae of Rewyth series!

The Village Maid: A Fairy Tale with Benefits by Janbe Buehler

She’s gone from riches to rags… Once a castle courtier, Avianna now toils as a laundry maid. She owes the landlady two moons’ rent, and she’s destroying her one asset—her looks. Her best and only plan to escape poverty is to lure hapless Jeb Doolihan into marriage. Jeb’s handsome and rich… and boring. And Avianna can’t stop thinking about her new friend in the village, the humble fairy Thorn. Thorn actually talks to her, unlike most men. He’s teaching her to read. And now he’s starting to look far too attractive. But Thorn’s a fairy. And fairies can cast love spells. Avianna is determined to resist his charms and pursue her goal. Thorn doesn’t fit the picture of the secure life she’s always wanted. But when they escape together from a pirate invasion, that picture starts to change. The Village Maid is a relatable story in a lighthearted setting with fun magic—the perfect escape. If you like Sophie Kinsella novels, but wish they had fairies and magic, The Village Maid is for you. Note: The Village Maid contains love scenes.

The Forest Bride: A Fairy Tale with Benefits (Sylvania) by Jane Buehler

He saved her life. Now she’s wondering why. Rose will never escape the castle. The guards have caught her every time she’s tried. After thirteen years imprisoned in her tower, she’s resigned to her fate of an arranged marriage to a vain, tiresome, and/or brutish prince. Until she meets Dustan. Dustan isn’t like the other princes who’ve come. He’s kind and asks Rose her thoughts. But Rose discovers that Dustan harbors a secret—he may not be a prince… or human. Too soon, her father chooses a different suitor, a sinister one with a wicked plan. After Dustan saves Rose’s life, she follows him into the forest. Rose hopes to hide from both her fiancé and her father. But can she trust Dustan, or does he have a hidden agenda—or does that even matter, if they’re falling in love?

Fireflies (Fireflies Saga) by Dream Steem

Sheltered in one world, and uninhibited in another, Talia has always been able to use her dreem world to escape, manipulate energy, and create anything she imagines. But what is this gift? What is its purpose? Playing make-believe in a fantasy world - or is she destined for more? Love and power battle for her loyalty when she discovers she isn't the only dreemer with access to her world. As her dual-reality becomes attacked, her power projects the core of her identity. The lines between right and wrong blur when she's forced to fully step into her role and protect all that she loves.

Saviors: Duty and Sacrifice 1 (The God Jars Saga) by Devon Whisper

His father needs his life force. His corrupt uncle would enslave him. Can he trust in the kindness of strangers, or is he walking into certain death? All Valis has ever wanted is to be safe and loved. So when two holy warriors offer him sanctuary from his family, he makes the difficult decision to abandon all he’s ever known. But in a world infected by followers of an evil god, he fears the protection they offer is just an illusion. Dogged by his lecherous uncle as they travel to the monastery far away, Valis has no way of knowing if the bonded warriors mean what they say. He wants to believe they could be the fathers he’s never dared pray for. But after his father tried to slaughter him for power, Valis knows better than to believe in love. Valis must overcome his fears and learn to trust himself if they’re all to survive. If he can, a lifetime of safety and acceptance could await him at the end of the perilous journey. But will he die trying? Saviors is the first book in the completed God Jars Saga, a rich world full of destiny, violence, and love. Join Valis and his found family in their sweeping epic fantasy adventure today!

Covet the Night: Ascent of the Wicked Book 1 by Rebecca Main

If you were offered a second chance at life, would you take it? Gwen’s days are numbered—literally. Like her mother before her, Gwen’s Acute Myeloid Leukemia diagnosis came too little too late. So, she packed her bags, said her goodbyes, and set off to see the world before her untimely end. But when Laurel, a beautiful stranger in Vienna, extends an invitation filled with her wildest dreams—eternal life amongst the haut ton of supernaturals in an underground palace filled with riches and debauchery—she can’t say no. And in doing so, she accepts not only the invitation but the treacherous initiation that comes along with it. Swept away to the infamous Dark Court, Gwen quickly realizes she’s in over her head. The supernatural elites are manipulative and devious. The palace filled with violence and creeping shadows. Yet Gwen was least prepared for him; William “The Beast” Gunwyn. A prizefighter of the court and enemy of Laurel’s illustrious family, William’s fervent attentions threaten to derail Gwen’s plans of life after death to become his, and only his. Faced with unprecedented danger, Gwen must stay alive long enough to discover once and for all what is worth living and dying for. Paranormal romance meets dark fantasy in this unrepentant and full sensory tale of what happens when love and death collide. Covet the Night is the first installment of the Ascent of the Wicked series! For more insight into the world of the Dark Court, check out A Soulmark Series by Rebecca Main to discover its background.

Demon Tamer (Divine and Hellish Series) by Melinda Clark

Growing up as a human witch in a land where magick is common, a lot was expected of Andromeda when it came to honing her magickal skills and talents. Sadly, she’s come up short in that department. Clumsy and unable to focus, her spells usually flub. Most days it doesn’t bother her so much, except now as a warlock is sweeping through the land and devastating nations before adding them to his empire. His armies have already crossed the border and wiped out her town, taking her mother and grandmother with them. In an act of desperation, she seeks to perform one of the nation’s taboos: to summon a demon, a witch’s greatest enemy, in order to use its power.Summoned from the Hell Realm by the little witch, Rowan is a half-demon with something to prove. Humans and demons alike have always treated him as lesser. Everyone he encounters either wants to kill him or use him for their own needs before tossing him away like trash. He expects Andy will treat him no differently, but finds that she is not exactly what he imagined she would be. But a deal’s a deal, and when he is done with the warlock, he will have himself a taste of the little witch. Her soul, no matter how weak, will increase his own power exponentially and allow him to fulfill his desire of ascending the demonic ranks to that greater than his father. He will finally have what he wants from them all: their fear and respect.Two enemies must work together to achieve their goals. Will Andy be able to show him that not all humans are created equal? Or will Rowan find a way to consume her soul before his end of the deal is done?

A Siren's Heart's Desire by Melinda Clark

As a reborn mermaid, Amandine is tasked by her Goddess to go ashore during the equinox and obtain a chosen human’s heart before the following Blood Moon. In exchange, any wish of her choosing will be bestowed upon her. Though the chosen human, Marc, is unaffected by Amandine’s mystical charm, she waits patiently for the prime moment to carve out his heart and deliver it to her creator. As she learns more about him, Amandine finds that the reason Marc can resist her allure is in his blood; making him even more special than she had once perceived him to be. The longer she is among the humans, the more Amandine’s mind recalls about her previous life as one of them. Her emotions, in turn, also seek to deceive her; allowing he and his daughters to slowly become a part of her once-numb being. Seeing the possibility of unfaithfulness, one of her kin decides to take advantage of Amandine’s weakness and pursue the task of killing the human herself; therefore, being entitled to get her own wish granted. Amandine must choose: Complete her mission and obtain her blessed wish, or protect the family and be disloyal to the deity who gave her this existence. Will she cast aside her own feelings in the name of her duty? Or will she realize, in the end, what her heart’s true desire is?

Curse & Kingdom: Season One by Ember Blackthorn

Three cursed brothers. One ordinary girl. And sizzling, magical romance like no other... When geeky, fanfic-obsessed Marigold is invited to a masquerade hosted by the mysterious Crestwood brothers, she suddenly finds herself entangled in a world of enchantment. Each brother is intoxicating in a different way, but they share one trait: they're cursed, banished from their magical world. And Marigold is the only one who can help them reclaim their power...if she's willing to risk her heart. A lush fantasy romance full of magic and heat. CURSE & KINGDOM is an ongoing fantasy romance serial, and this book contains the complete first season.

The Sting of Victory by S D Simper

Horror abounds, monsters rise, and hearts break in the first installment of FALLEN GODS. “When faced with monstrosity, become the greater monster. The sting of victory will fade with time.” Haunted by a history of horror and abuse, Flowridia, a witch with a tender heart, finds a second chance in the home of her kingdom’s royal family. With employment comes friendship, and perhaps she has finally found a place to belong—until she catches the eye of Lady Ayla Darkleaf, a woman with enticing grace and a predatory smile. The corrupt world of politics consumes her, and Flowridia falls into a toxic love affair surely doomed for heartbreak. Yet when Ayla’s legacy as a monster unfolds, Flowridia sees only the tender soul hiding beneath. An ancient deity returns, hell-bent on restoring the world to its natural order, and Flowridia’s kingdom is tasked to stop him. Caught in the ensuing clash of gods, her loyalties will be tempted at every turn—by family, by fate, and by the woman whose claws grip her heart. Publisher's Note: The Sting of Victory is a fantasy horror novel intended for adult audiences and contains content warnings, including depictions of DV. Please see the author's website for a full list of content warnings.

The Nightlife New York (Paranormal and Urban Fantasy) (The Nightlife Series Book 1) by Hickory Mack

It’s in the headlines every day. Another child abused, and another abuser let off easy. Or worse, getting away with their crimes. Pedophiles and abusers are actively protected by those in power. Riddled with corruption, and profiteering off the victims, the justice system has failed.Alexi has experienced it personally, on every level, and she’s had enough.With the help of her friend, a wolf shifter named Rabbit, she will take matters into her own hands. Her lover is Hector, an unreasonably sexy latin vampire, and he joins the fight to protect their child from growing up in a world with a shady undercurrent of evil.Then her mates show up. Hyena shifters, and twins, Satyr and Siren will do anything for her. Including joining her quest to rid the world of the wrong sort of predators. Karma will find them all.Dollhouse Vigilantes is a dark, Urban Fantasy reverse harem series.18+Trigger warnings: Graphic violence, M/M, Child abuse (in prologue only), non-descriptive sexual violence.

The Enchanter's Blood (Arsyn Morgan Book 1) by J.A Stowe

A hunter in disguise. A team of guardians who’d kill her if they knew. And yet, there’s something about them… I ran from my past, but I can’t run from my unmistakable silver blood. So I did what every girl fleeing their murderous family in a world full of enemies would. I started a curse dispelling business and put on an alter ego. Just me? As the Enchanter, I use my family’s hunter magic to dispel curses in the port city of Haven. I just want to keep my head down and survive. Until guardians from the Aegis organization find me. They’ve come to request the Enchanter’s help with an important case. Helping them gives me an opportunity to make up for the sins of my past. But it means working with the very people that hunt my kind.

Aryena's Secret (Undercover Hybrid) by Biana Riley

Car racing, boys, annoying bullies, blood lust, and two overbearing police detectives. That's my life. It's a far cry from where I started but even I know nothing ever stays the same. My name is Areyna Rose, that's not actually my real name, that's as much a mystery to me as it is to everyone else, but most people I meet call me Areyna. When my main food source becomes a problem, I have no choice but to find a new one or four. Rather sexy ones at that. Maybe this life of mine won't be quite as dull as I thought it would be. Or maybe it's just getting more complicated, especially when said police detectives force me to attend a school where students start turning up dead. Can we all survive the horrors befalling us or will we succumb to the same fate as those we're trying to save?

Order of Scorpions by Ivy Asher

Six years ago, I awoke in a cage with no knowledge of who I was or where I’d come from. Six years ago, I was spared the flesh markets and instead thrown in with a group of savages, where I learned it was fight or die. Now, eight Orders of Assassins are converging on the only home I’ve ever known. All in hopes of purchasing new blade slaves for their ranks. I’m for sale, yet all I want is a life far from death and ownership. Then I meet them, the Order of Scorpions. Their allure is a threat to the freedom I crave, but I won’t fall victim to their sting, no matter how tempting it might be. They want to own me, to claim me, but the Scorpions have no idea what they’ve bargained for. They’re about to learn what venom flows in my veins. I don’t just bite…I destroy. This book is a dark fantasy romance. It contains graphic violence, strong language, explicit romance, and other content that could be triggering. Please see the author's note inside for a more detailed description of content concerns. Order of Scorpions is a Why Choose standalone story.

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