Scorched Ember – Julia Mills

The Guardians of the Zodiac are back, along with the Dragon Guard of the Sea. These mighty dragons, presumed dead for centuries, arise from watery exile to save mankind and reunite their clans.

The world is in danger…
The fabric of the Universe is unraveling…
Magic has been corrupted, tainted, polluted by a malicious force with designs on world domination…

White witches are turning to the dark arts, while the already malevolent practitioners are trying to conjure Hell on Earth.
Armed with the pure Earthen magic of her mother and the throwing stars given to her by Astraea, the Star Maiden—Goddess of Innocence and Purity—Roxane, Guardian of Taurus, has answered Poseidon’s call. Crossing the Crystal Gateway and infiltrating a coven of Elemental Witches devoted to destroying the forces of evil was easy…then she met Ladon and the piece of her soul she’d thought lost to the Fates was suddenly within her grasp. But he’s a distraction she doesn’t need. Worse than that, he’s hiding something…and secrets are just as good as a knife to the back in a war where nothing is as it seems.

Hiding in plain sight, Ladon has gotten very good at playing human. He’s spent nearly two centuries protecting not only the pure white magic entrusted to him by the Elders of his clan, but also his dragon, the last of the Fire Water Clan…then came Roxane. She calls to not only the man, but also his beast. Their attraction is immediate, soul-deep, and life-changing.
She’s unlike anyone he’s ever known – beautiful, powerful…dangerous in ways he has yet to discover. There is no denying the pull she has on him, no getting away from the call of Fate that Ladon had lost all those decades ago. But Roxane has secrets, and in a world gone mad…secrets can be deadly.

With the fate of the world resting squarely on their shoulders, can this Guardian and her dragon save mankind and find their happily ever after?

Not even the gods know what will happen next…
The answer is written in the stars…

Water’s Mark – Rachael Slate

She’s as fluid as water

Cyane of the Pegaeae, spring nymphs, can cure any disease. Imprisoned for her powers not once, but twice, she’s determined to return to her people. But that means escaping her second captor, the formidable Lord of a race of crab shifters, who has no intention of letting her go. Not until she’s healed every last one of his people—a task which will drain the last drops of her powers.

He’s as rigid as stone

Theron, leader of the Karkinos, has vowed to save his people from a brutal disease, no matter the cost. So when a scintillating nymph with the power to heal them all falls into his lap, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her within his grasp—and far from his heart. Betrayed by those closest to him, Theron’s hardened his shell so much, no one can penetrate his armor. Not even Cyane, though that doesn’t stop her from demanding the one thing he’s sworn he’ll never give to anyone again—his trust.

Only she can crack through his shell

Unquenchable passions crash them into each other, binding their destinies, and their hearts. If they can stand together and fight the darkness claiming him from the inside out, they might find a way to save not only his people, but hers as well.

Cursed in Love – Bethany Shaw

Guardian Ethney Wallace’s job is to eradicate the lycanthrope threat before they can feast on the unsuspecting humans in Savannah. Gifted with the ability to turn into a mermaid and bound by the Cancer constellation, she fights alongside the other eleven guardians. It’s not an easy job, but it’s one she enjoys, at least until innocent children get hurt. On a solo mission gone wrong she is rescued by Noah, a stunning stranger who has been infected by the lycanthrope. He and his young niece need her help, but she’s been down this road before and it has never ended well.

Noah Hawthorne and his niece, Claire, survived a brutal lycanthrope attack, but they didn’t come away completely unscathed. Both of them were bitten and now risk becoming the very monsters that murdered their family. With the full moon two weeks away they are in a race against time to stop the mutation from spreading within them. Together he and Ethney search for a cure, which brings the two of them closer together and it makes it harder to resist the budding attraction between them. A romance between them can never be. Ethney is honor bound to destroy all lycanthrope and if they fail in finding a cure she will have to destroy him.

Centaur’s Prize – Catherine Banks

The centaur’s prized possession was lost and as the guard on duty that night, all blame is placed on Lysander. For punishment, they exiled him to the human’s world, away from his herd and the only life he had known. The only way he can get back to Olympus is to find the lost item. A feat made much more difficult when a gorgeous, tall, and leggy blonde trots into his life.

 

Mendra is the last of her kind, a Pegasus with the ability to shift into human form or equine form. Her mother told her wild tales about lands with centaurs, satyrs, Gods, and heroes, but she never believed them. Until she met a man like her, a man who could shift into equine form and tells her similar stories. He asks for her help finding a lost item, so he can return to Olympus and his herd. She wants to help him, but she’s afraid to lose the one person who makes her feel like she’s home.

Lysander convinces Mendra to help him, but as they search for the lost item, he isn’t so certain he wants to return home. Life with the humans is so much different than Olympus and his heart aches at the thought of leaving Mendra behind, alone in a world without a herd of her own. Will his arrow fly true, or will they lose more than they ever imagined?

Dragon Glass – Kathryn M. Hearst

Lord of House Scorpio, Zale Argyris is a man who rules his people and his emotions. Few would guess that beneath his calm, cool exterior are wounds as deep as the ocean. After an encounter with a female dragon leaves him injured, he suspects the fates do in fact have a twisted sense of humor—the rogue dragon is his mate.

Diagnosed with a terminal disease, Mericela Christou has lived on borrowed time since childhood. When a man washes up on her beach, she’s caught between following doctor’s orders and spending one night behaving like a normal woman—not that normal women rescue sexy, castaway billionaires.

The tentative peace of the four dragon races is threatened when a new power rises…and Meri must decide between playing it safe or risking everything for her future—a future where she could lose more than her heart.

 

 

Finding Cameo – Vonnie Davis

Bowie Matheson, an Aquarian bear-shifter and police detective, is the first to believe Gemini Cameo Stone’s retelling of a dramatic dream. Cameo, a new lawyer in town, has the gift or curse of having prophetic dreams. Bowie, a humanitarian, looks to protect his community.

 

As soon as Bowie’s bear sees Cameo, he chooses her for his human half’s mate. Bowie is not impressed. He wants a mate with a sharp mind. Someone as beautiful as her couldn’t have both. But with the magical help of pink-haired witch, Effie, the sparks fly between Cameo and Bowie.

 

The compatibility between their signs cause them to grow closer since they often think alike. They are analytical, intelligent, and love the process of learning. Once these two get tangled with HSS, a gang that’s migrated from Glasgow, lives are in danger, fears reign, and the typically calm life of the area changes.

 

When Cameo is abducted by the murderous gang will Bowie’s intellectual connection with the woman he loves help him find Cameo?

 

Untamed – Decadent Kane

Split into beasts of all kinds and forced to shift into humans, Khimairans were graced with humanity by the gods and Dante’s humanity was fleeting.

Dante Coburn is running out of time.

He’s the leader of the Khimairan shifters and that won’t save him from turning primal. Once his beast takes over…there’s no coming back. Unless he can find his mate before he turns, killing everyone he holds dear. When Bailey walks into his life, he thought he’d found everything he needed as his Leo zodiac mark was invoked. However, she wants nothing to do with Khimairan shifters and knows nothing of her real heritage.

Bailey couldn’t imagine living in a city where Khimairans dominated. The dirty shifters could piss off… the lot of them. They killed her mother, her aunt, and she’d be damned if she had to live near them. When Bailey inherits more than a store from her aunt, which included the intensely seductive Dante Coburn, Bailey will have to face more than her desires to stay sane.

After a group of fanatics show up, Dante will risk his immortal life to keep her safe, even if she’ll never have him.

Tears of the Dragon – Cara Wylde

Tears of the Dragon by Cara Wylde

A myth twisted through the centuries,
A prophecy that survived history,
A cure no one dared to touch…

She seeks the Golden Fleece…
As a researcher and professor of Mythology and Folklore at Harvard University, Aileen Callas wants to do much more than tell her students some old, barely authentic stories. She wants to prove the myths are real. After all, one of these ancient myths saved her life as a child. A dark prophecy warns against prying. Undeterred, Aileen assembles a team of investigators and sets on a journey in pursuit of the truth.

Cursed to guard an ancient treasure…
Isolated in the mountains, bound to an old, powerful object, Drakon has lost all sense of time and space. He was waiting for something, but he can’t remember what. Or, was it someone? If only he could sleep for an hour, if only he could close his eyes and dream, maybe it would all come back to him: his true name, his mission, his humanity, the memory of her…

Unaware of the danger, Aileen steps into the dragon’s cave.
Lured by her beauty, Drakon can’t decide if he wants to turn her into dinner, or sweep her off her feet.

He wants to eat her (in more ways than one), she wants to save him.

But there are vile men on Aileen’s trail, and all they want is to kill the dragon, steal the Golden Fleece, and get rid of the expert in Greek Mythology.

Tears of the Dragon is a full, standalone novella, with a happily-ever-after, and NO cliffhangers. Intended for readers 18+

Siren’s Promise – Jami Brumfield

Arabella:

Judge, jury, and now executioner. I was sacrificed to be a handmaiden to Persephone because of a birthmark that I share with my twin sister. Our psychic abilities moved us into the position of Sirens. Forced to measure the weight of a person’s soul and place them in the correct realm of the underworld. I grow tired of my duties. When a phoenix shifter washes ashore and I am asked to kill him I have a choice to make.

Logan:

Exiled from my pack, hunted, and living on the streets. Fate lands me in a position to be aided by the gods. The offer to take a job on a single’s cruise as an entertainer is just what I need to escape and perhaps find peace from the mess my life has become. Unfortunately, my pursuers continue to track me. Death for a phoenix is difficult. We rise from the ashes, but like a cat, we only have a limited number of lives and the new clan leader is determined to eliminate me before I take my rightful place back as clan leader.

While the Gods of love work to bring these star-crossed lovers together, the gods of the underworld and the dream realms focus on breaking them apart. Which side will win? Good, bad, or love? Can a phoenix born under Pisces water sign tame a fiery Gemini siren?

This is part of the multiple author Zodiac Shifters series and crosses over into the Aphrodite’s Love Connection series by Jami Brumfield.

Out of the Ashes – Julia Mills

Meet the Guardian of the Zodiac and their companions the Dragon Guard of the Sea! Lost and thought dead, these mighty dragons arise from the depths to not only help to save all mankind but reunite with others of their kind.

The mission is simple – get into the enemy camp, free the humans, return the demons to Hell and return home the victor. For a Daughter of Poseidon and her constant companion, Drákon – a centuries old water dragon, that’s called a good day at work.

Everything is going as planned. Una, eldest daughter and Guardian of Pisces, has checked one and two off her list, and is headed to three when things get complicated. Brody Mason bows at her feet, pledging his allegiance to not only her but also, the gods and the Light. As a show of loyalty, he promises to take her to the portal from Hell and with his own blood help her close the door on the Underworld. This one act will rid the world of evil forever. There’s only one problem…he’s a Hellhound.

It doesn’t matter that Drákon doesn’t believe him, fearing it yet another trick of Hades to deter them from their mission or that there’s fire in his eyes and the smell of brimstone on his olive skin, she can feel the truth in his words. It also doesn’t hurt that with just one glance he sets her heart ablaze and her pulse racing. Not that this is about love or lust, it is all about saving the Earth, protecting the humans, defeating her uncle’s evil…or is it?

One leap of faith leads Una and Brody on a race against time and facing the fight of their lives. Hiding from Poseidon, Hades and an army of Guardians led by her sister, Zoe, this couple may have the best intentions but in the end, isn’t that what paves the road to Hell?