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  • Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs

    Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs

    Rated: 4.56 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 48 ratings
    Mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham must discover what could make an entire community disappear — before it's too late — in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Alpha and Omega series.In the wilds of the Northern California mountains, all the inhabitants of a small town have gone missing. It's as if the people picked up and left everything they owned behind...
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    mystery  witches  magic  fae  suspense  vampires  alpha male  dual-pov
  • Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh

    Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 52 ratings
    New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into a dangerous and exhilarating world where a deadly, beautiful archangel and his once-mortal consort are caught in a fury of twisted darkness… One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal...
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  • Compelled by Jaymin Eve

    Compelled by Jaymin Eve

    Rated: 4.54 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 24 ratings
    A standalone story in the Shadow Beast Shifters world. Best read after Deserted for storyline continuity. Simone, of the Torma shifters, thought she was finished with the world of supernaturals that existed outside of Earth. She'd been there, done that, and had the near death experience to show for her time.Then a summons back to Valdor-the vampire world- is dropped in her lap...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  new adult  mystery  vampires  alpha male  demons  fae  magic
  • Dark Queen by Faith Hunter

    Dark Queen by Faith Hunter

    Rated: 4.59 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Jane Yellowrock used to hunt vampires, but now she must fight--and win--beside them.As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions...
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison

    The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 51 ratings
    To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her...
  • Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

    Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

    Rated: 4.54 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    Set in the same world as Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, the third, thrilling Soulwood novel stars Nell Ingram, who draws her powers from deep within the earth.Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she’s been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth...
    Categorized as:
    magic  vampires  witches  mystery  fae  suspense  demons  urban fantasy
  • Circle of the Moon by Faith Hunter

    Circle of the Moon by Faith Hunter

    Rated: 4.55 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    Set in the same world as Faith Hunter's New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, the fourth Soulwood novel stars Nell Ingram, who channels her power from the earth.Nell can draw magic from the land around her, and lately she's been using it to help the Psy-Law Enforcement Division, which solves paranormal crimes...
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    vampires  magic  witches  mystery  fae  demons  suspense  urban fantasy
  • Fated Throne by Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti

    Fated Throne by Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 57 ratings
    Fate has torn us apart and sometimes I believe the stars have given up on us altogether.Without my sister, the world seems darker than ever before and the shadows loom thicker, rising up to answer the call of the Shadow Princess and changing the face of Solaria for good. Now Lionel Acrux has the strength to make a move for the throne, I’m not sure how much time we have left to stop him...
  • Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle

    Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in...
  • For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison

    For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 56 ratings
    Despite dating one vampire and living with another, Rachel Morgan has stayed ahead of trouble until now. A serial killer stalks the Hollows, claims victims across society, and ignites a vicious Inderland gang war. Rachel hides an ancient artifact that could stop the killer or start a battle to the death among supernatural races of Cincinnati. Every action has its price...
  • It's a Matter of Midlife and Death by Robyn Peterman

    It's a Matter of Midlife and Death by Robyn Peterman

    Rated: 4.54 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    Midlife is madness—magical, messy and one freaking crisis after another.With a new job I didn’t apply for and an extended family I didn’t know I had—midlife has become somewhat problematic. Gluing ghosts back together is easy compared to my new celestial occupation.The Grim Reaper wants to put a ring on it. Tim wants to be a father...
  • Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter

    Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    Slaying vampires is child’s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans’ supernatural players is another story... Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep...
  • Taunting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

    Taunting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 106 ratings
    I thought things were bad and weird before – hold on – it’s getting worse. Adam and I are both going through identity crises of epic proportions as we Transition from who we were, and discover who we were meant to be. More Fae are dying, and I feel as if time is running out for us to find all of those responsible and put an end to the killings...
  • Into the Hollow by Karina Halle

    Into the Hollow by Karina Halle

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 31 ratings
    Perry Palomino has fought her demons – and won – but the battle is far from over. She’s now left broken and on her own, leaving behind her life and family in Portland to focus on giving Dex Foray – and the Experiment in Terror show – a second chance. But their past mistakes continue to tease and test their relationship, as does the wild and desolate terrain of the Canadian Rockies...
  • Shadows and Gold by Elizabeth Hunter

    Shadows and Gold by Elizabeth Hunter

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Failing grades. Misleading wind vampires. And a fortune in forgotten gold. Traveling to the most remote region of China certainly wasn’t what Ben Vecchio had in mind for his summer vacation, but when Tenzin suggested a quick trip, he could hardly turn down a chance to keep her out of trouble and practice the Mandarin he still struggled with in class...
  • On Demon Wings by Karina Halle

    On Demon Wings by Karina Halle

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · 32 ratings
    When the life you wanted has crumbled beneath your fingers, there’s nothing left to do but pick up the pieces and soldier on. You’ve done this before. But what happens when you no longer feel like yourself anymore? When fires spontaneously start-up around you, when you hear growling coming from underneath your bed, and you no longer recognize your face in the mirror...
  • The Facts of Midlife by Robyn Peterman

    The Facts of Midlife by Robyn Peterman

    Rated: 4.62 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Midlife is sheer madness, and the facts of midlife are not taught in school. Unfortunately, some lessons are hellishly hard to learn.I thought I had it figured out. I was wrong.Proving I’m the Angel of Mercy is turning into a sh*tshow of epic proportions.Not too long ago, I was a forty-year-old gal with a stable and boring life ahead of me. Now? Not so much...
  • Mist and Magic by Lindsay Buroker

    Mist and Magic by Lindsay Buroker

    Rated: 4.41 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    As a freelance assassin, Val Thorvald leads a dangerous life.She’s learned not to stay in the same place for long and not to get too attached to anything. For example, she would never consider adopting a pet.But when she’s searching for a missing friend, she finds an abandoned silver tiger cub.The magical feline is clearly from another realm, but Val has no idea which one or how to send it back...
  • And With Madness Comes the Light by Karina Halle

    And With Madness Comes the Light by Karina Halle

    Rated: 4.31 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings
    The Man. The Mystery. The Madness. Dex Foray has never been anyone’s fool – until he missed his chance for happiness with Perry Palomino. Broken and alone, Dex has no choice but to rise from the ashes Perry left behind and find his own path to redemption. But nothing in Dex’s life has ever come easily, especially when there’s a dark madness waiting in the wings...
  • Black Hat, White Witch by Hailey Edwards

    Black Hat, White Witch by Hailey Edwards

    Rated: 4.30 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    Remember that old line about how the only way out of the organization is in a pine box?Well, Rue Hollis spent ten years thinking she had escaped the Black Hat Bureau, no coffin required.Then her former partner had to go and shatter the illusion by showing up on her doorstep with grim tidings...
    Categorized as:
    magic  witches  fae  demons  mystery  vampires  suspense  monsters
  • Deadbeat Druid by David R. Slayton

    Deadbeat Druid by David R. Slayton

    Rated: 4.31 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 18 ratings
    The living cannot be allowed to infect the dead.Adam Binder has lost what matters most to him. Having finally learned the true identity of the warlock preying on his family, what was supposed to be a final confrontation with the fiend instead became a trap that sent Vic into the realm of the dead, where none living are meant to be...
    Categorized as:
    magic  mystery  fae  demons  witches  new adult  fantasy  urban fantasy
  • Come Alive by Karina Halle

    Come Alive by Karina Halle

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 26 ratings
    It’s one thing to bring the woman you love back into your life. It’s another to try and keep her there. For Dex Foray, con­vinc­ing Perry Palomino to open her­self to their bur­geon­ing rela­tion­ship has been more chal­leng­ing than hunt­ing ghosts, bat­tling demons and stalk­ing Sasquatch com­bined...
  • Fury's Kiss by Karen Chance

    Fury's Kiss by Karen Chance

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 28 ratings
    Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. But so far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing... Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty...
  • Air Bound by Christine Feehan

    Air Bound by Christine Feehan

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 22 ratings
    The sisters of Sea Haven, bound by the heart and the magical power of the elements, return in this soul-stirring new novel from Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spirit Bound... For as far back as she can remember, Airiana Ridell has always been aware of her extraordinary gift...
  • Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep

    Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 26 ratings
    The hotly anticipated ninth novel in the hugely popular Elemental Assassin series finds Gin Blanco on a dangerous mission to rescue a friend. When a terror from the past threatens Gin’s friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer’s trap...
  • Irregulars by Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon

    Irregulars by Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    "NATO's Irregulars Affairs Division is a secret organization operating in thousands of cities around the globe. Its agents police relations between the earthly realm and those beyond this world, protecting us from terrible dangers as well as enthralling temptations...
  • Red Fox by Karina Halle

    Red Fox by Karina Halle

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 31 ratings
    With Book Two of the Experiment in Terror Series, Perry Palomino and Dex Foray trade in the stormy Oregon coast for the unforgiving deserts of New Mexico. In the for­got­ten town of Red Fox, New Mex­ico, a Navajo cou­ple is tor­tured by things unseen and by motives unknown...
  • Dark Whisper by Christine Feehan

    Dark Whisper by Christine Feehan

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 17 ratings
    Embrace the seductive call of the latest novel in Christine Feehan’s #1 New York Times bestselling Carpathian series.   Vasilisa Sidkorolyavolkva is a Lycan of royal blood. She knows what is expected of her, but all she wants is to be out from under her family’s watchful eyes. There is a fire inside her that is building. A restlessness coupled with a sense of growing dread...
  • Walking in the Dark by Donna Augustine

    Walking in the Dark by Donna Augustine

    Rated: 4.27 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Some people find power in the light. Others are meant to walk in the dark. Ollie Wit left it all behind: a new home, friends who saw her as something more than a fragile shadow walker and a budding relationship with Kane. She did it all in an effort to shield Asher, who should’ve never been able to escape the Shadowlands...
    Categorized as:
    magic  vampires  witches  fae  new adult  demons  alpha male  mystery
  • The Dark Prince by S.L. Jennings

    The Dark Prince by S.L. Jennings

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 28 ratings
    Book Two of The Dark Light Series Dorian Skotos is Dark. And although that brand of sheer, unrelenting evil is a direct threat to her life, Gabriella is tragically in love with him. Gabriella knew it was all too good to be true...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  alpha male  vampires  bad boys  demons  witches  magic  angst
  • Shadow of Doubt by Hailey Edwards

    Shadow of Doubt by Hailey Edwards

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Hadley Whitaker is a liar, a killer, and a chocoholic, but she’s getting better about the first two. Or maybe she’s just getting better at them. Some days it’s hard for her to tell fact from fiction, but only one truth matters. Goddess willing, she’s going to be the next Potentate of Atlanta...
  • Night Treasures by Richard Amos

    Night Treasures by Richard Amos

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    There’s no rest for the, erm… Well, for me.Or for Tae Frost.Chaos reigns supreme, everything turned upside down.The world is calling out for a hero.Can I rise to the challenge, or am I doomed to linger in the dark?I have to hold on to hope.For Tae.For Fizz.For the whole of my heart...
    Categorized as:
    magic  vampires  demons  witches  fae  suspense  urban fantasy  fantasy
  • All Shot to Hell by Mila Young, Harper A. Brooks

    All Shot to Hell by Mila Young, Harper A. Brooks

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Playing devil's advocate with three demons? There's no way I am ever going to win.Things were finally going right for us. We got the relics back. We defeated the dragon. I thought we’d won. But we’ve ended up losing so much more…Cain’s severely wounded, and I don’t know how to save him. Losing him shouldn’t bother me, but it does. A lot...
  • Off the Grid by Faith Hunter, Kristine Hvam

    Off the Grid by Faith Hunter, Kristine Hvam

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    2 hr 23 minsIn Off the Grid, Jane goes on what looks like a simple mission for the Knoxville blood-master—finding a missing Mithran. Her search leads Jane to a young woman named Nell, a woman with a scarred past and a strange power, a woman who may hold the key to saving the missing vampire, if Jane can convince her to assist...
  • Blood Past by Samantha Young

    Blood Past by Samantha Young

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    All Eden wants is redemption... but the road to redemption is never an easy one. Travelling to Scotland to find her mother’s bloodline, Eden is soon embroiled in the politics and training of the Scottish Warriors of Neith. It is a world where some stand with open arms ready to welcome her as family, while others keep a wary distance, conspiring against her...
  • Destiny by K.N. Banet

    Destiny by K.N. Banet

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    This fight has always been my destiny.In a previous life, I had run from it, and that choice was the death of me. That mistake went down in history, becoming a story that haunted my people for centuries.I won’t run this time. I’ve regrouped, collected my allies, and sheltered my people. Now, I go hunting. I can’t rest until my people are safe. I can’t stop until the ones we lost are avenged...
    Categorized as:
    demons  witches  fae  magic  mystery  vampires  urban fantasy  fantasy
  • Great Hexpectations by H.P. Mallory

    Great Hexpectations by H.P. Mallory

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    I know I'm at fault for failing to arrest a wanted criminal but when my partner gets pinned for the crime, I'll stop at nothing to ensure his innocence.What I'm not planning on is a trip to the infamous Netherworld where chaos rules...
    Categorized as:
    vampires  witches  fae  magic  mystery  demons  suspense  paranormal
  • Dust to Dust by Karina Halle

    Dust to Dust by Karina Halle

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings
    (New to this angsty, sexy, scary romance series? Start with book #1, Darkhouse, FREE on Amazon and other retailers. Warning: this series contains harsh language, violence, gore and sexual scenes of a graphic nature - reader discretion is advised) **The dramatic conclusion to the Experiment in Terror Series.** Perry Palomino and Dex Foray. On their own, they’re uniquely brilliant...
  • Night Tremors by Richard Amos

    Night Tremors by Richard Amos

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    As soon as the universe offers you something good, it really likes to throw you a curveball. You know, for balance.Man, when were things going to calm down?Ha! Wishful thinking at its finest.After one of our many enemies makes a life-shattering move against us, Tae and I are running for our lives again. The witches are hot on our heels, adding to our myriad of problems...
    Categorized as:
    magic  demons  vampires  witches  fae  bdsm  suspense  mystery
  • Night Troubles by Richard Amos

    Night Troubles by Richard Amos

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    The nights are loaded with troubles...I guess the days are too…There’s so much danger out there. Coming for me, coming for the world. Demons and darkness and craziness everywhere. Plus, the mysteries keep on piling up. So many of them!Not good for my already overloaded mind.Ah, well. It’ll get sorted. It’s all about the determination, right? And I've got heaps of it...
    Categorized as:
    vampires  magic  demons  witches  mystery  fae  suspense  fantasy
  • Afterlife by Stephanie Hudson

    Afterlife by Stephanie Hudson

    Rated: 4.09 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    Afterlife… just some gothic nightclub where gossip is fuelled by the presence of a rich and unearthly, handsome family or Afterlife…the strange place where time seems to stand still and guests feel the presence of something more powerful held within the confines of the VIP. Keira is new to this small, cold town and is running from a past that seems to feast on her darkest memories...
  • The Living End by Craig Schaefer

    The Living End by Craig Schaefer

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    As the FBI closes in on the Las Vegas underworld, Daniel Faust -- grifter, thief, and sorcerer -- isn't the only one feeling the heat. Half-demon racket boss Nicky Agnelli is fighting to hang onto his empire, leaving a trail of dead informants in his wake, while Daniel's ex-girlfriend Jennifer rallies her forces on the street and aims her sights at Nicky's crown...
  • In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix

    In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix

    Rated: 4.09 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    In the bestselling tradition of Laurell K. Hamilton and Patricia Briggs, this thrilling follow-up to the critically acclaimed fantasy debut "A Rush of Wings" is a satisfying and pulse-pounding read, guaranteed to please fans of dark fantasy. DANTE LIVES Vampire. Rock star. Begotten son of the fallen angel Lucien...
  • Rajmund by D.B. Reynolds

    Rajmund by D.B. Reynolds

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    RAJMUND GREGOR is a vampire . . . and the undisputed Master of New York City. He bows to no one but his Sire, Krystof, who is the Vampire Lord for the entire Northeastern U.S. Based in Buffalo, NY, Krystof is an old vampire—-too old, it would seem, because he’s slowly losing his mind. Summoned back to Buffalo by his Sire, Rajmund finds his master out of touch and rapidly weakening...
  • The Devil's Reprise by Karina Halle

    The Devil's Reprise by Karina Halle

    Rated: 4.06 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Given a second chance, music journalist Dawn Emerson and guitarist Sage Knightly are reunited, only to have their lives threatened again by a demonic bargain. The sequel to THE DEVIL’S METAL, from USA Today bestselling author Karina Halle.When Dawn Emerson got the chance to go on tour with her favorite metal band, Hybrid, she thought she landed the writing gig of the century...
  • Wild Magic by Alexandra Ivy

    Wild Magic by Alexandra Ivy

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    When old-world demons, modern-day mages, and irresistible attraction collide, desire becomes the most powerful and dangerous weapon of all, in this spellbinding new series from New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy . . .There was a time when demons reigned. That was before they were forced to retreat to the shadows...
    Categorized as:
    magic  vampires  witches  mystery  fae  demons  paranormal  fantasy
  • Monster's Bride by Stasia Black

    Monster's Bride by Stasia Black

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 7 ratings
    I went in search of miracles… and stumbled upon a monster instead. In return for the healing I was so desperate for, I just had to make one teensy weensie promise… To be his consort for, uh…forever. To say I wasn’t exactly thinking things through when I said yes was an understatement. And now I’ve been whisked away to a castle in a wintry wonderland with a ginormous, ferocious chimera...
  • Night Trials by Richard Amos

    Night Trials by Richard Amos

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Secrets are like hot coals—you can’t hold onto them for long. And my big secret just burned right through my hands.Damn.Things have really turned sour. I’d been looking for answers, but then along came the biggest plot twist of my life, with me as the star. Core-shaking stuff, details I would’ve been happy to never know.Sometimes it’s good to be left in the dark.Damn...
    Categorized as:
    magic  vampires  demons  witches  fae  suspense  fantasy  urban fantasy
  • King Of Flames by Kathryn Ann Kingsley

    King Of Flames by Kathryn Ann Kingsley

    Rated: 4.04 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 24 ratings
    Everything about my life has been pretty normal working as a forensic autopsy technician. Until the day I woke up with a mysterious symbol tattooed on my arm. Suddenly normal no longer existed. The barrier between Earth and a world called Under, dissolved... Now I’m trapped with dozens of other people...
    Categorized as:
    magic  vampires  demons  angst  monsters  dual-pov  cold hero  bad boys
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