7 Paranormal Romance Authors Share Their Recent Faves

So often, you hear what your favorite authors are writing and publishing. Well, here I’ve collected the books that author friends and I have recently read and recommend to you. Go forth, and find some great new books to check out!

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1. I recommend Meow by Skye MacKinnon. This is the first urban fantasy in her Catnip Assassins series, and it features TONS of cats! Oh, and the heroine is a cat shifter. Which, as we all know, is awesome. You can find Meow on all retailers. My most recently published book is Ruthless Knight.

2. Keira Blackwood, author of Dragon Guardian of Water, recommends Blow Me Away by Christina Hovland. Keira says, “Take a sexy florist hero who likes to dance while working shirtless, add a heroine who bakes cock-shaped cookies, and I’m interested. Throw in a fake relationship and an over-the-top meddlesome grandmother, and I’m hooked. Blow Me Away manages the perfect balance between sweet, sexy, and ridiculous.” You can find Blow Me Away on Amazon

3. C.D. Gorri, author of The Enforcer, recommends Goldilocks and Her Harem of Bears. C.D. says, “I thought this book was told amazingly well. It is a unique and quirky retelling of a classic fairy tale and it rocked. I love pretty much everything P. Mattern writes and this was no different. I highly recommend.” You can find Goldilocks and Her Harem of Bears on Amazon, Google Play, and Kobo.

4. TJ Finn, author of Dangerous Love, recommends Rebel by Helen Hardt. TJ says, “Helen Hardt is a master at bringing her characters alive and has me falling for even the who I think is the worse/antihero. She gives me all the feels when I read her stuff.” You can find Rebel on all retailers.

5. Natalie Aejaz, author of Lion’s Heart, recommends Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward. She says, “Love him or loathe him, Zsadist is the reason I would recommend this book. An angst-ridden character, he is given a chance at happiness with Bella, but can he move on from a horrific past?” You can find Lover Awakened on Amazon.

6. Michelle Fox, author of Motherducking Magic, recommends Carrie Pulkinen’s License to Bite. She says, “It’s light, it’s fun, it’s all my favorite things that go ‘bump’ in the night. Just the kind of distraction I need right now with everything going on!” You can find License to Bite on Amazon.

7. Carrie Pulkinen, author of Shift Happens, recommends The Vampire Wants a Wife, by Andie M. Long. She says, “It’s a quick, light-hearted read about vampires and other supernatural beings. It had me giggling quite a few times, and I just really enjoyed it! Such a fun read!.” You can find The Vampire Wants a Wife on Amazon.

I know I added a few books to my list–how about you? Find anything new you want to try? Let me know in the comments! ❤

Two Fantastic Book Fairs

I love participating in things like these because I always find several good books to read! Tap the image to check out the books on display. 🙂

First up: a collection of 4- and 5-star reverse harem reads! This is as highly curated book fair.

RH April 4 and 5 Stars

Second: a collection of shifter books. Allllll the shifters!

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Also! Just a note that Bound to Forbidden will be coming down from Apple Books, Kobo, and B&N this week. So if you buy your books at one of those retailers, grab it before it’s too late!

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2019 in Review

So, what book babies did I push out this year? Let’s take a look! (Seriously, as I type this, I have no freakin’ clue, so this is as much for me as it is for anyone reading, haha.)

A peek through my 2019 calendar reveals these beauties!

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Ruthless Misfit

Oracle Defiant (with Keira Blackwood)

Oracle Adored (with Keira Blackwood)

Ruthless Outlaw

Dragon Ever After (with Keira Blackwood)

Ruthless Fighter

Hope Reclaimed (with Keira Blackwood) (And my first audiobook! Click here for the audiobook links!)

Orphan Entangled (with Keira Blackwood)

Spellcaster Hidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Savage Penance

Ruthless Rogue

It’s not quite as much as I’d set out to do when 2019 began, but I’m still proud of these books. I fell in love with the characters and their stories, and I’m so lucky to have had this year to write them.

Besides, one thing I learned about myself this year is that I will always plan way more than I’m capable of. The trick is learning not to beat myself up when I don’t achieve the loftier-than-lofty goals I concocted.

More important than any writing goals are the readers. Thank you so much for being a part of this year in publishing. ❤

Orphan Entangled – Newly Released

Just last week, Savage Penance was released, and I’m back here celebrating with another book already!

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Orphan Entangled is a reverse harem retelling of The Jungle Book. Imagine if Mowgli was a young woman raised by a pack of shapeshifting wolves, and Baloo and Bagheera were freaking hot grizzly and panther shifters. (We gave them all new names, so you won’t have to worry about envisioning any childhood cartoons singing and dancing during the suspenseful scenes or sexytimes!)

Please note, this book was previously published as part of the Fated Mates anthology back in June. There are no significant changes to it.

You can get your copy on your favorite retailer!

Apple Books

B&N

Kobo

Amazon

Universal Link

Also, we’re already talking to Phoenix McKay, who narrated the audiobook for Hope Reclaimed, about narrating this one as well!

Survey Results – Your Favorite Shifters

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I asked, you answered, and now we can see what everyone said! As the chart shows, there were 311 responses, which included quite a few write-in nominations!

Graph of Results

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Shifters Broken Down by Number

All or multiples – 6

All felines – 2

Any bears, even koalas – 1

Brown bear – 1

Corvid – 1

Dingo – 1

Direwolf -1

Dolphin – 1

Dragon – 87

Griffin or Phoenix – 3

Grizzly bear – 56

Hedgehog – 1

Hellhound – 1

Kodiak bear – 1

Lion – 8

Mountain lion – 18

Mystical creatures (e.g. unicorns) – 1

Panther – 27

Polar bear – 16

Sabertooth tiger – 1

Tiger – 16

Wolf – 61

If this doesn’t add up to 311, well…there’s a reason I’m an author and not a math teacher. 😉

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! ❤ I don’t know what this means for future paranormal romance novels, except I’m guessing maybe quite a few of you (87) might be interested in seeing a dragon shifter character again at some point. Keira Blackwood and I wrote them into the Spellbound Shifters: Dragons Entwined series, as well as into our standalone reverse harem romance, Hope Reclaimed.

I also have plans for more wolves, bears, and big cats, and I will definitely consider others!