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A collection of books with an astrological spin on love. From Aries to Virgo… discover all-new tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Zodiac Shifters features New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling authors. Each month expect new releases based upon the twelve astrology signs.

Cancer – Attentive, Possessive, Caring

 

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Cursed in Love by Bethany Shaw

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Guardian Ethney Wallace’s job is to eradicate the lycanthrope threat before they can feast on unsuspecting humans in Savannah. Gifted with the ability to turn into a mermaid, 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, Noah, a stunning stranger who has been infected by the lycanthrope, rescues her. He and his young niece, Claire, need Ethney’s help, but she’s been down this road before and it has never ended well.

Noah Hawthorne and Claire survived a brutal lycanthrope attack, but they didn’t come away completely unscathed. Both 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, Noah and Ethney search for a cure, which brings them closer. Resisting the budding attraction between them is arduous; a romance is forbidden, as Ethney is honor bound to destroy all lycanthrope. If she and Noah fail in finding a cure, she will have to destroy him.

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 Noah pulled her into him and deepened the kiss. She opened her mouth to him relishing in the feel of it. The waves crashed against her ankles doing little to cool the heat swelling inside her. She took a step back allowing her fingers to roam to the bottom of her shirt as she slowly rolled it up.

“Do you like the water?” Ethney asked.

“Sure. Why?” he asked with a curious smile.

“Take your clothes off.”

She tugged her shirt up and over her shoulders and tossed it onto the dry sand. Her fingers flicked the button of her shorts loose and she shimmed those off along with her panties, kicking them to where her shirt lay. Then she stepped deeper into the water until she was submerged to her shoulders. Lifting her finger, she beckoned him out to her.

Noah grinned and slipped off his clothes. She watched as he threw his clothes onto the sand and sauntered into the water. Her heart raced and her blood hummed in her veins. She needed him.

Noah was before her in a few seconds. His hands glided across her, pulling her flush against him. She jumped up and wrapped her legs around his back. Her center rubbed against his lower belly doing little to ease the friction building by the second.

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Bethany Shaw lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids. Writing has always been her passion and she loves sharing her stories with readers. Paranormal, contemporary, and science fiction romance are her go to genres to read and write in.

When she isn’t writing, she is spending time with her family. They enjoy bike rides, bowling, and board games.

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Zodiac Shifters: The Truth in Love

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by K.C. Stewart

K.C. Stewart is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Hailey Holloway series and most recently, the Adirondack Pack series. All her life she had fantasized and day-dreamed on a regular basis but it wasn’t until she began writing short stories that she made those fantasies a reality. She has graduated to novels but still dabbles in the occasional flash fiction and short story. Because of her love for reading and the written word, K.C. is currently continuing her education at Clarion University for Library Science. When she isn’t taking photographs, studying or writing, she is supporting a very real gummy bear habit. Currently, she lives with her boyfriend, german shepherds and cats in central Pennsylvania.

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Bear shifter, Emilie Williams is a Virgo through and through. Not only is she reliable, intelligent, and modest, but she’s also overly meticulous, cautious, and cranky at times–all qualities that tend to get her in trouble. After relocating to keep her identity a secret, she never expects to fall for a rugged, gorgeous wolf, who happens to have a delicious bite.

Carter Bennett has never met anyone like her. As a cop, his job is to keep the peace, but all he wants is a piece of Emilie. And when Emilie’s past slaps him in the face, Carter knows it’s time to walk away. But walking away from the one woman who sets him on fire is harder than he ever imagined. Now, it’s up to him to break down the walls Emilie builds around herself–even if it’s the last thing he ever does. However, he just might need a sledgehammer to do it.

 

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She was passing by a sandwich shop when someone called her name. It startled her since no one knew her here. Emilie looked behind her and found Carter walking towards her. That uniform she had just been thinking about was now staring her straight in the face. The tips of her ears turned red as he approached.

“Good morning, Emilie,” he said with a grin so big she wondered if it hurt.

“Sergeant Bennett, it’s good to see you.”

The amused expression he liked to wear around her was back. Carter raised a brow at her and shook his head slightly. “We are doing formalities now? Must I remind you that I’ve seen you naked.”

Emilie’s eyes bulged. Why did he always have to bring that up? She looked quickly around to judge the distance between them and the other people on the street to see if they could have heard him. When she grabbed his arm and pulled him over to the corner of the street to an alley, he was laughing.

“Do you like embarrassing me or something,” she asked still looking around.

Carter grinned, big, wide, open. He crossed his arms over his chest and leaned against the side of the building. “Kinda. If you were a cartoon you’d have steam coming out your ears right now. It’s cute.”

Emilie pulled her eyes from those on the street to gape at him. He was serious. Carter actually thought her annoyed face was cute.

“So what are you doing out on this fine day?” he asked completely ignoring the look she was giving him.

“Looking for a job.” Why was she telling him this? For that matter, why was she still talking to him? She needed to keep going, there were twelve other businesses to look at before she headed home. Her leg was about shot. Walking in heels limited the amount of time she had before the pain started and she was limping and begging for a bath.

“Which I need to get back to. Nice seeing you Carter.” Emilie stepped around him and almost made it back to the street when he grabbed her arm and turned her.

“I’m sorry,” he said but he was still smiling like he found this whole thing funny. “I didn’t mean to embarrass you. You can hit me if you like. I can tell that you want to. Your hand is twitching.”

Damn him but it was. Had this been Dean, she would have smacked him upside the head already. “It’s called assaulting a police officer and I am not going to be cuffed and frisked because you baited me.”

“It was worth a try,” he said with a wink. “How about I make it up to you?”

“No thanks.” Emilie began to walk away again but Carter was right there with her. He snagged her hand and rested it in the crook of his arm. Emilie looked at him like he was crazy. Her side eye was that of legend.

“What are your qualifications?” When she didn’t answer he added, “I know everyone in town. I can help.”

Doubtful.

“Seriously, Emilie,” he said pulling her to a stop at the curb just as a car ran the stop sign. “I can help.”

Emilie was too busy glaring at the kid, who probably still had his learner’s permit and shouldn’t have been driving without a parent or guardian, race down the street to notice that Carter was still at her side and looking at her, not the stupid kid, but her and the way she was gripping his arm. God, what was he, solid muscle? His bicep was hard under her hand. Emilie had to let go or risk having him bring up the whole naked thing again.

“Aren’t you going to ticket him?” He was a cop, right? Had she mistaken his uniform as a real one?

Maybe he was a stripper.

Uniform said cop, abs said stripper.

Carter shrugged. “I know his mom and his alpha. He’ll get worse from them than he would from me. Besides, I’ve got a pretty lady on my arm who needs some showin’ around town.”

This man was going to give her a complex. She had to shut this down right now. “Seriously, Carter, you don’t want to date me. I’m reclusive and weird around people. I much prefer a night home with a book than out at a bar. I’m a fastidious, independent, chronic worrier. Your attention is flattering but I’m not interested.”

He pulled her along, not saying anything as they crossed the street. Emilie wanted to pull away but his silence, plus the smirky smile on his lips, perked her curiosity.

“Yes, you are,” he said half a block later.

“I am what?”

“Interested.”

Her shoulders stiffened. “I am not.”

He laughed. “Yeah, you are.”

“Stop saying that!”

She slipped her arm from his but Carter was right there to grab her hand and link their fingers. Emilie pulled to a stop, her arm outstretched since Carter wouldn’t let go. He turned and walked back to her, his eyes happily drifting over the features of her face.

“Darling,” he began and her cheeks flushed. His eyes crinkled at the corners. “If you weren’t interested, then your palm wouldn’t be sweaty right now, your face wouldn’t go red when I look at you and you wouldn’t spy on me when I go to work from your window.”

“I…”

“If you couldn’t tell, I’m interested too.” He touched her jaw and closed it. She had no words at the moment. This open chase was new for her and she didn’t know how to react. “Now, let’s go inside and see if Mr. Lasek has a job for you.”

Emilie looked at the building where they had stopped. He had brought her to the library. Her pulse fluttered. The man had brought her to the library. All she could do was gape at him.

She was going to be in trouble if he kept this up.

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Zodiac Shifters: Her Billionaire Lion by Dominique Eastwick

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Leo- Energetic, Optimistic, Loyal

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Her Billionaire Lion by Dominique Eastwick

 When Kalista’s father suffers a stroke just hours before making an important payment on a loan, she rushes to Greece to make amends before the billionaire tycoon swoops in to take the family business. She is convinced if she gives him the check in person, all will be fine and she can return to help her father on his long road to recovery. She did not anticipate Leonidas Karatasos.

]This is not the first time Mr. Vidal has missed a payment, but it would be the last. Leonidas would let no one take advantage of him or his family, but when he steps off the boat on his family’s island, his mate is waiting for him check in hand. Kalista Vidal is everything he wanted and nothing he expected.

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With the moon rising into the reign of Leo, Leonidas has one month to woo and bond with Kalista, or he must wait until the next Leo cycle. But with the world’s prides convening on the island for the month, he must deal with dangers his mate could never imagine. All the while figuring out how to let his lion out of the bag.

 

Outside the suite, Jason stood in front of the doorway, legs apart, arms crossed. Kalista sat on the floor with her back to the wall. She scrambled to her feet when he stepped out. “Are you sure you want to see it?”

“I will imagine the worst otherwise.”

Even with the snake removed, the damage

would be startling. “In your bathroom.”

She followed him into the bathroom and gasped. “Why?”

“Someone wants you gone.”

“Because you want me?”

“Yes.”

“And they think this will send me running?”

“I believe so.”

“They don’t know me very well, then.” She squared her shoulders, and her chin went up. “If they thought this would run me off, they were wrong.”

“Vasílissa mou.

 

She cocked her head at him. “What did you just say?”

“I called you my queen.”

“Not princess?”

“Never princess.” He stalked around her. “You are a woman in charge of her destiny. Though I yearn to take care of you, you stand on your own and need no man. You are a queen.”

“Your queen.”

“It is ever my hope.”

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Zodiac Shifters: Dragon In Distress

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A collection of books with an astrological spin on love. From Aries to Virgo… discover all-new tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Zodiac Shifters features New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling authors. Each month expect new releases based upon the twelve astrology signs.

Virgo- Analytical, Kind, Practical

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Dragon in Distress by Crystal Dawn

 Sophie needed to find her fated mate to avoid being forced to mate someone of her Uncle’s choosing. Her cousin spells for her fated one, but an angry dragon shows up. This wasn’t at all what she expected.

Knossos wakes up and he’s not in his lair anymore. Someone has dared to summon him out of his slumber. The guilty party turns out to be his fated mate, so he can’t burn her to a crisp. He wasn’t really ready for this, so what’s a dragon to do?

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“Come here.” Knossos said. He was tired of waiting for her. If she was his, he wanted more than what they had so far.”

“What?” She asked nervously.

“I want you here.” His hands pointed at him.

“Okay.” She stepped closer. It wasn’t like they hadn’t kissed before. Reaching out, he pulled her to him.

“Do you want me, Sophie?” He asked and he was sure his eyes were red with passion.

Sophie gulped nervously. “Yes.” She said so softly he had to strain to hear it.

“Do you believe I want you too?”

“Sometimes, but other times it seems you don’t want me at all.”

“Fair enough. There are many kinds of want, Sophie. I’ve always been attracted to you. It’s taken me time to get to know you better, but now that I do, I like you too. Becoming a mate, that’s a big step.” He pulled her chin up so their eyes met. “My father never mated my mom. You know why?”

“He didn’t love her?”

“I’m not sure if he did or not, but that wasn’t why. He didn’t trust anyone. His position as a ruler made him fear having a mate or any close relationship. That was what he always told me. ‘If you want to be a good ruler, boy, rule alone.’ I’ve thought about that a lot. I even considered living the way he did, but I’ve seen something lately. I’ve seen the strength a true mate can give a leader. My mother was an exceptional female and had he mated her, he would probably still be alive. Even if he wasn’t, the time he had would have been more joyful instead of the misery he called a life.”

“When did you come to all those conclusions?” Sophie asked.

“Being around my mom reminded me of some things I’d forgotten. Having time today to watch TV and think, was a good thing. I decided I don’t want to live the way he did. I watched Julio with Gertie and that’s fine for a youngling, but I don’t like that for me. Are you in this thing with me?”

“Yes.” She said as she slipped her arms around his neck.

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When she’s not out hunting rogue vampires and werewolves, you can find Crystal Dawn out exploring the galaxy. She can do it all without ever leaving her computer. She kicks ass, takes names, and puts it all down for the enjoyment of her readers. At least that’s what I think she told me. Writing came as a natural outlet for her overly creative mind. The start of her stories is the easy part. Finishing them is a little harder when all the stories are in there trying to get out. She loves reading, chocolate, fine sweet wine, and traveling among a large list of pursuits. Her favorite people, after her family and close friends, are her readers who she says are some of the most wonderful people in this galaxy and the next.

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Zodiac Shifters-Water’s Mark

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A collection of books with an astrological spin on love. From Aries to Virgo… discover all-new tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Zodiac Shifters features New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling authors. Each month expect new releases based upon the twelve astrology signs.

Cancer – Attentive, Possessive, Caring

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Water’s Mark by Rachael Slate

 

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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.

Release date: June 27th 2017

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Theron flinched at the glinting metal enclosing Cyane’s wrist. Aye, he’d made her a prisoner, the same as that bastard Philaeus. After hearing her tale, however, he was even less assured she’d remain if he freed her.

The predicament about whether he ought to force her to heal his people faded. It wasn’t as his prisoner that he wished to keep her.

He craved Cyane for himself.

“How can I be sure that if I release you, you won’t vanish?”

“You can’t.” She perched her hands on her hips. “It’s called trust, Theron, and you will have to begin using it with me.” She thrust out her wrists and regarded him with one arched brow.

“Trust,” he muttered to himself, puffing. “I’m not entirely certain I know how to do that anymore.”

“Well, now’s the time to find out.”

Indeed. Setting his shoulders, he snared both of her wrists, closing his hands around the metal. It sprang open, the shackles clinking onto the ground.

Cyane hugged her wrists to her chest and rubbed them. “Thank you.”

He bent to snatch the manacles off the floor. “Don’t thank me. Not for this.” He flicked his gaze to hers, searching within those azure pools for something, anything, to assure him she wouldn’t melt into a puddle and vanish.

“I’m not going anywhere, Theron.” She beamed at him. “I rather like having a mission of my own.”

“Aye, speaking of which,” his chest tightened as he recalled the weak state he’d discovered her in earlier, “there have to be rules about how many you heal and how close together. You can’t drain yourself so intensely.”

“Fine.” She huffed and crossed her arms. “I’ll proceed with care.”

He’d be relieved, if her eyes didn’t sparkle. How their roles had reversed. Before, he would have commanded her to cure them all, regardless of the cost to herself. Now, he was unwilling to allow her to heal even one soul if it meant any distress for her.

“I am serious.” He stalked forward, seizing her wrists and uncrossing them, tugging her to his chest. “You must be careful.”

Her breath hitched and she bit the corner of her plump bottom lip. “If I’m not? What happens to those who defy the mighty Theron?”

Her playful tone tugged a smile onto his lips. “They are punished, of course.” He dropped his hands to her bottom and, seizing her, tossed her over his shoulder.

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USA Today bestselling author Rachael Slate resides on the West Coast of Canada with her husband, two children, cat, and dog. Plus hummingbirds, songbirds, mason bees, and the occasional butterfly in her garden. When not writing, she’s probably thinking about food (cooking, baking, or watching cooking shows). She also adores the outdoors–running, hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming, etc–so that helps to offset her culinary obsession!

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Zodiac Shifters: Scorched Ember

A collection of books with an astrological spin on love. From Aries to Virgo… discover all-new tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

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Taurus- Ambitious, Honourable, Devoted

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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 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…

Release date: June 13th 2017

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“I’m only gonna say this one more time…”

“Yeah, that’s what you said the last four times and the answer is still no,” Roxane grumbled. “I’m not calling for help. I’m not telling Father that Nicneven is back and I am under no circumstances going to listen to Zoe say that she told me so.” The Guardian of Taurus stopped in her tracks, spun on her toes and stared at her sister. “I will tell them after I’ve killed that bitch, put her head on a pike and have Ladon back.” She leaned forward, making sure Una saw the determination in her eyes. “This is my fight. He’s my mate. She’s the mother-in-mating from Hell. And make no mistake, I intend to send her cold, dead body back to Uncle Hades. If you don’t want to go, just say so. No harm, no foul.”

Looking at her like she had three heads, Una groaned, “Really? This shit again? You know damned good, and well I would follow you into the fires of the Underworld. I’m just saying…

“You’re just saying you think we’re outmatched, outgunned and gonna get our asses kicked. We’re…”

“No, I’m saying, if you cared to listen,” Una interrupted with her I’m-the-big-sister-here-so-listen look. “I have no doubt we are gonna kick ass and take names, but I think it would go a lot smoother if we had backup.” Stepping forward, the Guardian of Pisces placed her hand on Roxane’s shoulder. “Nicneven has control of all the nasties and beasties and things that go bump in the night, not to mention a shitload of Witches, Wizards and the Gods only know what else. Hell, the battle-ax brought a harras of Centaur with her to kidnap her own son. She was a nasty customer when we were kids and now, with her need for revenge and trying to impress Ladon, well…”

“That bitch be crazy, is what Una is trying to say,” Doriean interjected, having appeared at Roxane’s side. “I’m with you to the bitter end, help, not help, whatever the case may be.” He winked. “But I think we need to get going. These woods are giving me the creeps. I just know old Nicci, Nicci, Bad and Wicki is watching our every move. We need to act and act fast if we’re gonna get your Dragon back and kick some Goddess booty.”

Shaking her head, Roxane could only snort, “Nicci, Nicci, Bad and Wicki? Seriously? That’s the best you could do?”

“In a pinch, yes,” her Companion sniffed, acting insulted even though she could see his shoulders bouncing with barely contained laughter. “And it’s damn good if I do say so myself.”

“You would,” she groaned, turning back towards the rundown castle where she knew beyond all doubt the Goddess of the Wild Hunt was holding her mate.

Not only did Roxane’s heart ache, but it was the pain she felt coming from the beasts with whom she shared her soul that nearly dropped the demi-goddess to her knees. Specifically, the radiant red water dragon who possessed the ability to breathe fire both in and out of water, cut through the waves like a hot knife through butter and soar the skies with her elegant wings. This majestic creature longed for her mate, Ladon’s beast, the Vermillion Dragon King who held dominion over the warm south seas and Essence of Summer. The Guardian could feel her pining, begging, needing the other half of her soul, the part she hadn’t known was missing, to feel truly whole once again.

Stalking through the woods, Roxane tried to calm the thilykó dráko, “Be patient, drákos mou. Our mate is near. I know your heart is breaking. I feel your soul reaching out only to be left bereft and alone. Please fear not. Save your strength. Ladon and his Dragon are near. I will need you, your strength, your determination and your magic for the coming fight. Together, we can defeat Nicneven and rid the world of her tyranny.”

In an instant, the Guardian of Taurus felt energized. Not only was her crimson winged-warrior ready for the battle, but also the other animals within her, the powerful beasts of land, sky and sea given to her by her Father to call upon.

Coming up behind the castle, Roxane ducked behind a row of overgrown and spiny holly bushes that had once upon a time been part of an elaborate garden maze. Waiting until everyone was crouched in the general vicinity, the Guardian of Taurus pointed, “See that window there? At the bottom corner of the castle? That’s where she’s holding Ladon. I can feel him, just out of my reach.”

Again, Una placed her hand on Roxane’s shoulder. “Have you tried to contact him through your Mating Bond now that we’re closer?”

Nodding, she tried again just for good measure before answering, “Sure have, and it’s just like all the other times, I hear my own voice bouncing back at me.” She shook with renewed fury, growling, “I swear, I’ll pin Nicneven to the wall with my stars, cut out her heart with my short blade and remove her head with my sword then I’m gonna burn the pieces and scatter them to the four corners of the Universe.”

She stood, looking at the people whom she loved with all her heart, her family, the ones who had her back no matter what and added, “So when she gets to the Pits of Hell, not even Uncle Hades can put her back together.”

Clap!

Clap!

Clap!

Turning so fast the world was but a blur, Roxane zeroed in on the source of the mocking slow clap.

Nicneven!

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About the Author

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Hey Y’all! I’m Julia Mills the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Dragon Guard Series. I without a doubt admit to being a sarcastic, southern woman who would rather spend all day laughing than a minute crying. Living with my two most amazing daughters and a menagerie of animals, keeps me busy but I love telling a good story. Now, that I’ve decided to write the stories running through my brain, life is just a blast!

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Zodiac Shifters: The Dragon, the Witch, and the Wedding by Amy Lee Burgess

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A collection of books with an astrological spin on love. From Aries to Virgo… discover all-new tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Zodiac Shifters features New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling authors. Each month expect new releases based upon the twelve astrology signs.

Taurus- Ambitious, Honourable, Devoted

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The Dragon, the Witch, and the Wedding by Amy Lee Burgess

Dragon, Witch, Wedding

Tauria dragons possess short tempers, and their ability to hold a grudge is legendary. Tauria witches are as stubborn as they are proud. Their decades-long feud has angered the king who decrees that one witch must marry one dragon and live with him on Zodiac Mountain. Together, they must repair the broken relationship between coven and clan.

Unlike the other witches, Marley has always been able to see the dragons’ side as well as the witches’. She volunteers to be the dragon’s bride believing she can bring peace by persuading everyone to meet in the middle.

Donovan is a typical dragon – arrogant, short of temper, and gorgeous as hell. He is fiercely loyal to his clan, and his idea of peace is for the witches to admit they are totally in the wrong.

Marriage becomes a tense battleground. Neither witch nor dragon is willing to give an inch. Their weapon of choice – fiery passion that threatens to engulf them body and soul.

Release date: June 5th 2017

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The crowd around the musicians parted to allow us onto the dance floor. I was aware only of Donovan’s hand in mine, and the way his smile seemed to transport me to a different world – one where we weren’t on opposite sides of a decades-long feud.

Once in the center of the dance floor, Donovan released my hand and gave me a slight bow. I curtseyed in response, and taking me in his arms, he swept me into the dance.

“I see you know the steps.” I tried not to gasp as he whirled us faster and faster.

“Just see if you can keep up.” The challenge in his smile made me laugh.

“Keep up? You call this fast?” I asked. The touch of his hand on my back produced a strange shiver down my spine.

“No,” he said. He tightened his fingers around mine. “This is fast.”

Cheers and whoops erupted from the crowed watching us as Donovan danced us in breathtaking circles, never missing a step. To my credit, I never missed a beat either.

My skirts flared around my legs. Beneath my fingers, Donovan’s shoulder muscles shifted as we danced.

Breathing hard, I grinned at him, enflamed by the music and the man. He smiled down at me, for a moment reminding me of the boy in the clearing, only he was all man now, and I was a child no longer.

Heat stole into my cheeks as I wondered what he’d be like in bed. A thrill of passion seared through me.

Villagers clapped to the beat, urging us on.

“Faster?” Donovan asked.

“Don’t ask me, just do it,” I told him.

His grin widened and we danced faster still. I ignored the stitch in my side and hoped my breath wasn’t too ragged. He barely seemed winded.

“Dragons have more stamina than witches will admit,” he whispered in my ear. “Say the word and I’ll slow us down.”

“Never,” I vowed, tossing my head even though I couldn’t breathe anymore.

He chuckled, sending a warm rush through my already overheated body. His breath in my ear ignited desire. Would he miss a step if I kissed him?

I lifted my face, intending to find out, only to stagger sideways when someone’s shoulder slammed roughly into mine.

Taken by surprise, Donovan lost his balance as he tried to keep me upright, and we both tumbled to the ground. Dancing boots and shoes whirled around us. At some point in the dance, the villagers, witches, and dragons had joined us. Someone stepped on my hand, hard, and I cried out despite myself.

I looked up to see Val’s lovely face as she danced with Rabb. The both of them grinned savagely down at me, and one of them kicked me in the ribs.

“Get up!” Donovan scrambled to his feet, hauling me with him. His lips peeled back in fury, he dragged me off the dance floor back to the bench beneath the willow tree.

“Are you hurt?” He scanned me up and down assessing my appearance.

“Just my pride,” I admitted, struggling to catch my breath. My entire side ached from the kick, but I didn’t want to admit that to him, angry as he was. The last thing this wedding needed was a fight – especially dragon on dragon. “I didn’t mean to pull you down with me, Donovan.”

“Don’t call me Donovan,” he yelled. “I don’t want any of them hearing you call me by name!”

I yanked my hands from his. “Why? Would it humiliate you that much?”

“Marley,” he said, his jaw tight. “Let me lead the dance with the dragons. We’ve got to finesse this just right or the gulf between our people will widen, not narrow.”

“Oh, why do you have to make so much sense?” I cried, bitterness coloring my tone. “I hate that you make so much sense.”

“I hate that you can’t call me by my name. I gave it you, and by rights, you should be able to use it in front of the whole world.” Donovan cupped my face with both his hands, and stared at me with such intensity everything faded away but him. “Please, little witch, only call me by name when we’re alone. Can you do that for me?”

At that moment, my heart beating so hard it ached, I could have walked through fire for him. Unable to speak, I nodded.

Swearing under his breath, Donovan abruptly lowered his head so his mouth captured mine. Entranced by the sweet pressure of his lips, I wound my arms around his neck. Roughly, he yanked me closer, deepening the kiss until my already overtaxed heart threatened to burst.

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About the Author

Amy Lee Burgess

USA Today bestselling author, Amy Lee Burgess, is a transplanted New Englander living in Raleigh, North Carolina with two dogs and lots of DVDs. Amy has long been a fan and writer of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Wolf shifters, vampires, dragons, gargoyles, and other assorted creatures can be found living between the pages of her books and within her heart.

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