Oh my gosh, Sam Hall just released Scapegoat, and it was so good I have to spotlight it!
Title: Scapegoat (Scapegoats and Misfits #1) Author: Sam Hall Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifters and Werewolves Release Date: September 9, 2023
THIS BOOK IS A STANDALONE “Take your sister with you.” That’s what my mother tells me every time I leave the house, but especially when I hang out with them. The Campbell boys. Tall, golden, perfect, they’re likely to become the next alphas of the pack. And my mother is determined that my sister will become their mate. But these boys? They’ve been my best friends, confidantes and play mates since we were kids and now? We’re eighteen, hovering on the brink of adulthood, and I’m beginning to think they want to make that step with me. But nothing and no one gets in the way my mother’s dreams. Not even her own daughter.
Scapegoat is a second chance romance with A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing vibes, but in a whole new world! It is a standalone.
I’m here this week to celebrate Rebecca Rathe’s new release, The Binding!
Title: The Binding (The Binding Series #1) Author: Rebecca Rathe Genre: Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance Release Date: August 31, 2023
Calista Batts lives a sheltered life, until the day she is kidnapped and used in a sacrificial ceremony meant to drain her of a dormant power she knew nothing about. When the magic inside her is unlocked, it nearly kills her, but not before calling three mysterious and powerful men to her side. Inexplicably drawn to the dying woman, they resolve to bind her to themselves- mind, body, and soul- in a desperate attempt to save her life.
Now Calista must learn to control her newfound magic and adjust to this previously hidden world, all while navigating the overwhelming effects of her new bonds.
As feelings intensify, all of them struggle in their own way- Draven, with his uncontrollable bloodlust. Seth, with his desperate need for touch. And Hawthorne, who is burdened by his past and guilt over the sacrifices made to save her. Together, they must harness their collective strength to confront the cult that nearly killed her.
Will they be able to accept their new bonds in time?
The Binding is a paranormal MMFM romance. Please refer to the author’s bio for content guidance, as there may be subject matter that is disturbing to some readers.
Lizzy’s celebrating the release of her new book Cowgirl Omega and I’m so happy to share it!
Title: Cowgirl Omega Author: Lizzy Bequin Genre: Western Sci-fi Reverse Harem Release Date: August 17, 2023
She hired the alphas for protection. But can they protect her from themselves?
Shannon Duffy has a secret. She’s an omega. And in the wild west of 1888, an omega is a dangerous thing to be. For fifteen years, Shannon’s kept her true identity hidden, but now if she wants to save her family ranch from ruin, she’s going to have to lay it all on the line.
There’s treasure hidden in the desert, and Shannon knows how to get it. There’s just one problem. She’s going to need protection, and the only men up to the task are the very monsters she’s spent her entire life running from.
Of all the creatures spawned by the Occurrence, alphas are the most dangerous. Brutal, dominating beasts with bodies as hard and hot as desert rocks, and eyes as cold and deadly as the steel they carry on their hips.
The alphas are Shannon’s only hope for finding the treasure and saving her ranch. But if they discover her secret, they may not be able to protect her from their own primal urges.
And she may not want them to.
Cowgirl Omega is a sci-fi why-choose adventure set in an alternate old west populated by all sorts of mythical critters and mutant dangers. The story contains intense scenes and situations that might trigger some readers—please see the Author’s Note at the beginning of the book. This is a complete standalone romance with an HEA guaranteed!
Celebrating the new release of Nadia Braeckel, Thieves of Kisses.
Title: Thieves of Kisses Author: Nadia Braeckel Genre: Coming of Age, Multicultural Romance Release Date: August 08, 2023
She’s his diamond in the rough that he never knew existed, and he doesn’t care if he has to steal it to be his.
Julia Running away from the life she despised—and the husband who controlled her—was her only route to freedom. She’s used to hardships and isolation, but at least now she’s free. She’s about to explore a whole New World. Things are going as planned until she meets someone who wakes up her dormant heart and makes her feel alive again. But he’s not available, emotionally or physically. In fact, she’s planning his wedding.
Aldin Aldin cares about one thing: status. He’s built a wealthy future from broken bones and faded bruises, never caring who he hurt along the way. But when his fiancé brings home their new wedding planner, the walls he built to protect his heart begin to crack. The more he spends time with this beautiful distraction, the more he finds himself tempted to go back to his old ways and steal what doesn’t belong to him—her heart.
Aldin’s losing control the more he’s around Julia, and he doesn’t think he can stop himself from taking something that isn’t his, but does true love even exist? And if it does, is it worth losing everything he’s built in his life up until now?
Will they overcome the obstacles they both face and follow their hearts? Or will Julia be doomed and have to look over her shoulder the rest of her life, running from the past, without Aldin to keep her safe?
Warning: If you are a sensitive reader or find certain topics to be emotionally triggering please exercise self-care and select a different book. Thieves of Kisses is intended for mature audiences who enjoy dark subject matters, off page rape, cheating not on FMC, physical and emotional abuse, noncon not by MMC. If that sounds like you, then enjoy!
Happy to share the release of author Joseph P. Macolino
Author: Joseph P. Macolino Title: The Rise of Yezurkstal (Evorath #2) Genre: Adult, Fantasy Release Date: July 11, 2023
He’s lived a sheltered life. But after his village is destroyed, will he be able to find his way in Evorath without the guidance of his own kind?
Zelag, an inexperienced shapeshifter lived a life free of strife or conflict. But when a new spell brings humans to Evorath, his village finds itself in the path of destruction. The sole survivor of the attack, he must now face the realities of life on his own.
Rescued by Evorath’s Avatar, Zelag joins with the heroes who drove back Yezurkstal last year. While they struggle to gather enough support of their own, their enemy continues to grow stronger. Together, they must fight to protect the vulnerable humans from being enslaved by Yezurkstal.
Will Evorath’s heroes have enough strength to overcome Yezurkstal and his growing undead army?
The Rise of Yezurkstal is the second book in the Evorath epic fantasy series. If you enjoy mythical creatures, magic, and exploring an expansive fantasy world, you’ll love Joseph P Macolino’s fast-paced adventure.
Buy The Rise of Yezurkstal today and see if Evorath’s heroes can hold this growing evil at bay.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring you River Starr as my Featured Author! LIFEBLOOD is LIVE, the first of a new 5-book slow burn why ch00se series!
Title: Lifeblood (Wife of the Demon Kings #1) Author: River Starr Genre: Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Release Date: June 29, 2023
Here’s a bit about it: Enemies to Lovers Fated Mates Demon/Monster Romance Touch Her and D!e “Good girl” One Virgin MMC Arthurian Inspiration
I WAS CHOSEN AS THEIR WIFE. BUT I DIDN’T CHOOSE THEM. The Demon Courts reign in darkness over half the world, threatening our very existence. We in the Humanlands send them wives via lottery once a year to appease them, women to ravage and ruin in a lust-filled dance as their darkest desires are fulfilled.
IT’S NEVER ENOUGH. The women never return. The four cursed demon kings are never satisfied. When my best friend is chosen as one of their next wives, I can’t leave her to that fate. I alone can end our suffering—but I’ve been hiding, terrified of death.
BECAUSE I AM A LIFEBLOOD. I’m one of the last true children of the divine. My celestial blood is the key to the kings’ continued immortality and, if prophecy is to be believed, the cure to their curses. As soon as I meet the four achingly sexy monarchs, I can’t deny the intense and immediate attraction—and the pull my magic has on them. Each of the gorgeous kings will try to take me as his wife. I hope they’re ready to fight for it… and that I survive the claiming.
This week’s feature is the new release, Exhale, by author J.S. Mercier!
Title: Exhale Author: J.S. Mercier Genre: Fantasy Romance Release Date: June 13, 2023
In a world where half of the population possesses magic, Morella Andrews is the first of her kind. Her unique abilities force her to rely on the protection and secrecy of her Union and the federal government to stay safe from people who would seek to use her for their own gain. When their safeguards fail and she’s approached with an offer of employment, no one involved expects her to refuse.
Except she does.
The mysterious “local businessman” won’t take no for an answer, though, so when they resort to a kidnapping attempt her only option is to rely on her new handler, Agent Pierson, to keep her safe. Tall, sexy, and incredibly irritating, Morella can’t figure out if he is disgusted or intrigued by her.
Fate forces them together and the Goddess keeps throwing surprises their way – unfounded judgements and trust issues, old connections, new powers, and the potential for explosive chemistry.
Morella may be a necromancer with unprecedented power, but when death eventually comes for her will she be able to overcome her own?
Title: The Measure of Sorrow Stories Author: J. Ashley-Smith Genre: Collection / Dark Fantasy / Horror Release Date: June 6, 2023
Shirley Jackson Award-winning author J. Ashley-Smith’s first collection, The Measure of Sorrow, draws together ten new and previously acclaimed stories of dark speculative fiction. In these pages a black reef holds the secret to an interminable coastal limbo; a father struggles to relate to his estranged children in a post-bushfire wilderness; an artist records her last days in conversation with her unborn child; a brother and sister are abandoned to the manifestations of their uncle’s insanity; a suburban neighborhood succumbs to an indescribable malaise; teenage ravers fall in with an eldritch crowd; a sensitive New Age guy commits a terminal act of passive-aggression; a plane crash opens the door to the Garden of Eden; the new boy in the village falls victim to a fatal ruse; and a husband’s unexpressed grief is embodied in the shadows of a crumbling country barn. Intelligent and emotionally complex, the stories in The Measure of Sorrow elude easy classification, lifting the veil on the wonder and horror of a world just out of true.
Celebrating Lilly Archer’s release of The Book of G!
Title: The Book of G Author: Lily Archer Genre: Fairy Tale Fantasy Release Date: May 21, 2023
Villains don’t get happily ever afters, do they?
I have a glorious past full of achievement and renown. I mean, I feel like I must, right? The problem is, I can’t remember it. I can’t even remember my own name. I was found in a river, body mangled and face scarred, with nothing to identify me besides a single embroidered letter.
My memory is a murky blur, but I have a quest, one that will give me back everything I’ve lost. The voice in the water told me so. But the voice seemed to miss a few important highlights—namely the woman who challenges me at every twist and turn of my journey. The woman who tells me I’m a villain. The woman who becomes every fervent whisper of my heart, and every last thought in my head.
If I can complete my quest and recover what I’ve lost, she’ll see we’re meant to be. But villains don’t get happily ever afters, do they?
Lily’s Note: Sometimes falling from a great height can lead to a whole new life. This is a full-length standalone fantasy romance. Let your imagination run wild about who G is and just how wide his evil streak can be (hint: massive.)