The Scout and the Scoundrel

By Barbara Ann Wright

Virgins/First Love
Magic
Good girls/Bad girls
Royalty
Women in Uniform
Military
Close Quarters
Enemies to Lovers Romance
The Sisters of Sarras | Book 2
Financial gap/Class disparity

Zara del Amanecer’s purpose in life is to do her duty, whether as a noble or a scout. She never shirks her responsibilities, especially with missions as simple as this one: to reconnoiter the border with the Firellian Empire and report anything suspicious. Easily done, even with a new recruit conscripted from prison. Never mind that Veronique the thief ignites unfamiliar feelings in Zara, from furious loathing to overwhelming desire.

Roni can’t stop imagining how passionate Zara would be if she thought less about duty, or even if she cared more about survival. Because the Firellians have a new magical weapon no one suspected, and they’re not about to let anyone who’s seen it get out alive. In the sights of an empire planning invasion, Zara and Roni’s principles might not be the only things sacrificed.

Book 2 in the Sisters of Sarras Trilogy

 

Praise from Publishers Weekly: "The second lesbian fantasy romance in Wright’s The Sisters of Sarras trilogy takes to the military for a delightful character-centered story about trust and loyalty. Sarassian Commander Zara del Amanecer is socially awkward and ultra-rational. As punishment for a recent faux pas with a Colonel’s daughter, her scouting squad is the first in an experiment in using prisoners as recruits, putting flirty, smart-mouthed thief Veronique “Roni” Bisset under Zara’s command and setting the stage for their opposites-attract romance...Series fans will not be disappointed."

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Turbulent Waves

By Ali Vali

Children / Families
New Orleans 
Other Worlds
Royalty

Kai Merlin is heir to her mother’s throne in Atlantis, and she takes her duties seriously, but lately her mind has been on her fiancée Vivien Palmer. After a chance encounter when they were children, meeting again and falling in love proved to be fate, but melding their worlds as they plan their wedding isn’t going to be easy.

Vivien has spent her life searching for the secrets she’d always known were hidden beneath the waves, but nothing prepared her for what Kai and her people had successfully kept hidden for eons. She finally has a sense of belonging, but unseen enemies will stop at nothing to conquer and destroy their world—including everything and everyone she holds dear.

Below turbulent waves, Kai and Vivien must fight for what is right as life and love hang in the balance.

 

The sequel to Beneath the Waves

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Origins

By Jen Jensen

A Jamis Bachman Mystery | Book 2

Jamis is still healing from her last adventure when she’s pulled into another dangerous mystery.  

There’s an inherited house in the middle of the Arizona desert and a strange spirit visiting the new owners at nighttime, repeating, “She knows.” There’s a living person creating mayhem. There’s a demon whispering in Jamis’s ear. Behind it all is a woman Jamis only glimpses in shadows. 

Somehow, it’s all connected to Jerome, Arizona, where Jamis witnessed a terrifying vision years before. Jamis is about to learn her path wasn’t arbitrary and the truth of her origins as a ghost hunter. But will she and her new relationship withstand the answers she finds?

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A Fae Tale

By Genevieve McCluer

When Dovana was a child in Lithuania, Roze saved her life. Roze is a Laume, a type of Lithuanian fae. The two became fast friends, staying in touch by leaving a letter and a present for the other every year.

Now, Dovana is in college in Toronto, and while those letters still mean the world to her, she wants to see Roze again. She investigates everything she can think of to learn more about the fae and stumbles upon a hidden society of fiends.

Meanwhile, Roze has been focusing on her duties of saving children in danger, while trying to prevent the fate that she knows Dovana is destined for, but nothing she does seems to change it. When she has to come to Toronto to save Dovana from her own investigation, she finds that she can’t avoid destiny…or love any longer.

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The Princess and the Odium

By Sam Ledel

The Odium Trilogy | Book 3
Royalty
Magic

The kingdom of Venostes is in upheaval.

Her sister’s cure in hand, Jastyn races home to find her family in chains. The Dark Fae has grown more powerful, and malevolent forces reign. When Jastyn is forced to work alongside the Diarmaids, things become even more complicated.

Aurelia is dragged back to Venostes to confront not only her brother’s killer, but her own parents’ dark past. As evil takes hold of her kingdom, Aurelia fights to destroy the Dark Fae and his masters once and for all.

Together, Jastyn and Aurelia face unimaginable dangers. Can they take back Venostes? Even more, can two people as different as they­—a princess and an Odium—be together? Are they destined for one another, as Aurelia hopes? Or, as Jastyn fears, are they simply impossible?

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The Noble and the Nightingale

By Barbara Ann Wright

Amateur Sleuths
Other Worlds
The Sisters of Sarras | Book 1
Actors/Artists
Financial gap/Class disparity
Music
Royalty
Magic

Adella del Amanecer is from a noble family whose pride comes from dedication to the kingdom of Sarras. She works long hours as a diplomat and barely has time for her sisters, let alone romance, a fact that makes her nights feel longer than her days, especially when she thinks about the lovely bard on the corner.

As an ex-spy for the Firellian Empire, Bridget Leir has fled from crises and corruption until settling in Sarras, where she can hide as a bard. When a chance meeting with a beautiful diplomat leads to romance, Bridget’s new life feels filled with promise, until Sarras investigates Firellian rumblings of war. If the truth comes out, the Sarrasians—and Adella—will never believe Bridget’s spying days are done, and worse—Adella will be accused of sleeping with the enemy. It’ll be the gallows for them both.

 

Praise from Publishers Weekly: "Wright sets up the Sisters of Sarras lesbian fantasy romance trilogy with solid worldbuilding, a delightfully awkward couple who bridge social realms, and an entertaining adventure that leaves plenty of room to grow....By the end, Wright has established strong personalities for Adella’s two sisters and taken the suspense plotline to the brink of war between Sarras and the Firellians, setting up strongly for the next volumes. Readers will be pleased."

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Broken Reign

By Sam Ledel

Royalty
The Odium Trilogy | Book 2
Magic

Jastyn Cipher hated the royal family until she met Princess Aurelia. But the princess continuously surprises her, like when she unexpectedly joins Jastyn on a dangerous and harrowing journey to find the cure for Jastyn’s ailing sister.

Princess Aurelia Diarmaid knew she was meant for more than a life trapped inside the castle in the Kingdom of Venostes. But she never anticipated the price of her freedom would be the tragic death of her brother at the hand of their closest friend.

Fate brought Jastyn and Aurelia together, but their budding relationship is tested as obstacles both fae and human stand between them and the cure they desperately seek. Will their new love be enough to carry them through what lies ahead?

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Lady of Stone

By Barbara Ann Wright

Amateur Sleuths
Royalty
A Pyradisté Adventure | Prequel
Magic

Lady Sylph’s only concerns should inheriting her title, marrying well, producing an heir, and lording it all over the peasantry. It’s what her father insists upon, and she never knew she needed anything or anyone else until her magic comes, an ability her class is not supposed to possess.

Thana never coveted the title of monarch’s pyradisté because her knowledge exceeds her ability. She hopes the royals will never depend on her, but then the palace’s pyramids go haywire. On top of that, a beautiful, spoiled noblewoman needs her help to conceal a new power.

Could Sylph’s ability and Thana’s magical mystery be related to a new kind of crystal being smuggled into the kingdom or a possible pyradisté coup? They’ll have to work together and overcome their biases, admit their feelings, and maybe surrender to their fierce desire before time runs out.

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Silver Ravens

By Jane Fletcher

Magic
Holidays |
International Setting

The Celts knew it as Annwyn, the Otherworld—certainly not a destination IT professional Lori Cooper anticipates when distracting herself with a magazine puzzle page in the dentist’s waiting room. Clues buried in the answers lead her to Tamsin, who claims to command a band of warriors for the queen of the fay. From this, Lori concludes that Tamsin is both insane and dangerous. She’s also quite worryingly attractive.

However, Lori’s own sanity becomes a bigger concern when she finds herself held captive in a strange world with yet more puzzles to solve. She must pick her way through layers of illusion and deceit. Nothing and nobody, including Tamsin, is quite as they seem. Who can Lori trust? She will need to uncover the full truth if she is to return home, mind and body intact.

 

Praise from Publishers Weekly: "Fletcher serves up tasty, trope-filled political intrigue with a side of wholesome lesbian love...Fletcher succeeds in crafting a gentle, fanciful lesbian love story about questioning cultural bias."

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Spellbound

By Jean Copeland and Others

New Orleans 
Time Travel
Magic

Hazel Abbot spent her whole life unaware she was a witch. When a spell thrusts her great-aunt Sarah Hutchinson forward from the Salem witch trials of 1692 and lands her in Hazel’s bookstore, everything Hazel thought she knew about herself changes. Complicating matters, Raven Dare, a supernatural hunter, informs her that they’ve all been summoned by the Queen Witch, Morgan le Fay.

Morgan compels Hazel, Sarah, and Raven to correct the shift in the realms of good and evil by ridding the world of the evil that followed Sarah into modern day. If they fail, the forces of white magic will be extinguished forever. But completing the perilous mission, convincing Sarah to return to Puritan life, and resisting their growing attraction for each other might prove more difficult than Hazel and Raven ever anticipated.

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Not Your Average Love Spell

By Barbara Ann Wright

Magic
People of Color

The Knights of Flame need to move their army across the country to defeat a brutal enemy. Tricky, as the knights have outlawed magic. They hire a researcher, Camille, to fix the problem and assign the dashing Major Sydney to help. If Camille and Sydney can keep their hands off each other long enough, they can surely come up with a solution.

Rowena the Hawk is a witch of great power and stubbornness equal to that of an entire phalanx of knights. Exiled from home, she has only her construct Ember for company until the most beautiful woman she’s ever seen dares her to save the world.

Wanting to cuddle one moment and strangle each other the next, the four women are the kingdom’s only hope. Everyone’s probably doomed…

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Daughter of No One

By Sam Ledel

The Odium Trilogy | Book 1
Other Worlds
Royalty
Financial gap/Class disparity
Magic

Princess Aurelia’s dreams of a life full of love and adventure become even more alluring when she meets village outcast Jastyn. Aurelia refuses to deny her attraction even after an unexpected attack on her family catapults her into the center of the Kingdom of Venostes’s sinister intrigues.

Jastyn Cipher despises the royal family. After all, they are responsible for the exile of her mother and their life at the bottom of the social rung. She refuses to acknowledge her attraction to Princess Aurelia even when she is forced to seek help from the royal family when her sister falls gravely ill.

While the circumstances of birth might keep them apart, fate seems determined to bring them together. When Aurelia is kidnapped, she and Jastyn must face their enemies, fae and human, if they want to survive.

Book One of the Odium Trilogy

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A Bird of Sorrow

By Shea Godfrey

The Arravan Series | Book 3
Other Worlds
Royalty
Magic

War is coming on several fronts.

Darrius Durand and Princess Jessa, her lover, wait for their moment in the northern territories of Arravan, both determined to make a difference in the coming war. While eager to champion the truth against her brother’s treachery, Darry finds the unexpected respite from a life spent trying to prove herself, a seduction unlike anything she has yet encountered. And as Jessa’s homeland slides into the throes of a civil war, the lure of an ancient majik may be her people’s only hope for survival. Meanwhile, the call of the Great Loom weaves a powerful shadow over the land, and a mysterious spell will send one lover spinning back along the threads of time.

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Spinning Tales

By Brey Willows

Magic
Shifters
Other Worlds
New York City

Maggie McShay wants a little magic in her life. Something more than the drab existence of going to work and coming home to a cat that barely tolerates her.

When she spontaneously replies to a want ad asking for someone to take care of a fairy tale cottage, it turns out magic wasn’t as far away as she thought. Maggie discovers she wasn’t who she thought she was either. Recalcitrant fairy tale shepherd and ladies’ woman Kody Wilk shows Maggie a world she knew nothing about…a world they need to save before the villains of the world’s fairy tales take over New York City.

It’s up to Maggie, her grumpy, shape-shifting cat, a dwarf hell-bent on finding romance, and Kody to set the fairy tale world to rights. The big bad wolf has nothing on Maggie McShay.

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Isle of Broken Years

By Jane Fletcher

International Setting
Time Travel
Pirates
Enemies to Lovers Romance

Catalina de Valasco’s  parents have her future fully planned. The most important step for a 17th century Spanish noblewoman being, of course, an advantageous marriage. 

Unfortunately, a series of setbacks has left Catalina unwed. On a galleon bound for the Americas and her latest husband-to-be, Catalina again finds her marriage plans frustrated. Pirates capture the ship, and she is held for ransom. The danger intensifies as they sail into seas which, one day, will become known as “The Bermuda Triangle”. 

Catalina enters a terrifying world that she could never have imagined or planned for. Yet of all the surprises awaiting her, the most unexpected one is love.

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The Tattered Lands

By Barbara Ann Wright

People of Color
Other Worlds
Magic
Amateur Sleuths
Dystopian
Royalty

Humanity thinks itself safe. For over thirty years, ten mystical pylons have protected them from the plague of the evil, tattered lands. Now, one pylon has gone out.

Alchemist Vandra Singh knows an alliance with the elusive, xenophobic seelie may be humanity’s only hope if the other pylons fail. But among the long-lived seelie, only Lilani, young daughter of the empress, can forgive humanity’s ancient betrayals.

As Vandra and Lilani strive to make peace, they slowly fall in love. With mistrust and murder surrounding them, only their faith in each other can keep their plan to save the world from falling apart. And the tattered lands are waiting. One pylon down. Nine to go.

 

Praise from Publishers Weekly: "Wright’s postapocalyptic romance is a fast-paced journey through devastation....Plenty of action, surprises, and magic will keep readers turning the pages."

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Shadow of the Phoenix

By Rebecca Harwell

The Storm's Quarry Series | Book 3
Other Worlds
Magic

Nadya and Shay have built a quiet life together away from the island city-state of Storm’s Quarry and their outlaw vigilante identities, the Iron Phoenix and the Shadow Dragon. When that idyllic life is shattered by the arrival of desperate news from home, Nadya and Shay make the difficult choice to return to Storm’s Quarry.

They find Storm’s Quarry razed, the blood of the Duke drenching its stone, and the fragile peace with the powerful Kingdom of Wintercress destroyed. With their home in need of its masked protectors once more, Nadya and Shay join the resistance, infiltrate enemy lines, and seek the aid of an old foe in a mad plan to save the city that endangers both their lives and their future together. But in the final battle for the fate of Storm’s Quarry, even their powers may not be enough.

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Fury's Death

By Brey Willows

Afterlife, Inc. | Book 3
International Setting
Shifters
Magic
California
People of Color

Fun-loving fury Megara Graves is seriously tired of working so hard. With the world collapsing around her, she no longer has time for the hedonistic lifestyle she adores. When religion merges with politics and both gods and humans show their true colors, she wonders if it would be better to let the world burn itself to the ground.

Dani Morana, more commonly known as Death, is busy not just with people dying as usual, but with the deaths caused by Chaos as well. She’s been horribly lonely for a long time but knows no one could possibly love her for who she is. Overwhelmed when the world erupts in fear and violence, she needs someone to turn to.

Will Meg and Dani be able to find their way through the darkness enveloping the earth? Or will Death be the last one standing?

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