The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella—Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant—vows to escape the usual pitfalls.
Anxious to avoid the traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with “Granny,” the local wisewoman. But on the way home she’s attacked by a wolf—who turns out to be a cursed nobleman. Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn’t howling at the moon.
Bella knows all too well that breaking spells is never easy. But a determined beauty, a wizard (after all, he’s only an occasional werewolf) and a little Godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending.
V. M. Black - Out of Chances
Chay Bane’s years of experience tell him that Tara Morland is doomed, destined to lose against the panther that took over her mind and transformed her body. But even though the former SEAL panther shifter has made a career of rescuing other shifters in trouble, his connection to Tara goes far beyond his role in freeing her from the military prison where she’d been confined. And from the moment he lays eyes on her, Chay is determined to save her—whatever the cost. All Tara wants it to master the beast inside of her, and she finds herself as dependent on the brilliant hacker Chay as she is attracted to him. But there are terrible secrets in the Black Mesa facility where Chay spirits her away—secrets that can threaten her hard-won sanity and her life.
Shelly Crane - Significance
Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. Her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football schalorship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has. Then she meets Caleb. She saves his life and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing but she is supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally. They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive. Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him. Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?
Shelly Crane - Accordance
In the sequel to Significance, Maggie learns much more about all the strange things that have happened to her and has to face many new ones. She learns something about herself, that she is something that the clans have been waiting for. She rebels against it but, ultimately must face it for her new family's sake and maybe even her life. Bish went from being her biggest supporter to her biggest pain in the butt and Kyle's intentions to attract her interest may not be so innocent. Caleb and Maggie face many new obstacles together as a couple and on their own. They fight to work through them but will one that should be a good thing be too much for Maggie to handle? Will she become who she has to be to save the ones she loves or will she crumble under the pressure as this epic love story continues.
Shelly Crane - Defiance
In the third installment of the Significance series, we begin with Maggie and Caleb in the clutches of a new enemy; the Virtuoso council. Not only do they have to deal with the consequences of taking the lives of the Watsons and the council attempting to take Maggie away to keep their precious Visionary safe, but they must deal with Marla as well. All are determined to undermine, control and use Caleb and Maggie's rare gifts for their own uses, some wish to destroy them entirely. Then Maggie's father and Bish are threatened but the council forbids the presense of humans. Peter and the family fight and stand beside them every step of the way to save Maggie's father, to keep Caleb and Maggie together when the corrupted council is so set on keeping them apart and to stop Marla and whatever she has up her sleeve. Then Maggie has the shock of her life when she discovers something about her real father. It may change everything for everyone. Stay tuned as the story continues.
Shelly Crane - Independence
In the fourth and final installment, Maggie and Caleb must tie up all the loose ends of their lives and make a way to be together completely on their own. With everything that happened with Bish and Maggie's father, she's almost reluctant to move on and move out. And now she must figure out all of this... stuff... with Haddock. But of course, nothing can stay simple for the Jacobsons. Enemies who were thought to be dissolved have decided to not go down so easily. And old flames come calling for more than just Maggie. Caleb is torn between leading his family and personal wants. Maggie is torn between Caleb and being the leader of their people. But neither will let what they need most to be pushed to the wayside. They are determined to make it all work, design a plan toward destiny, and make everything right again for themselves and their family. And then there's a wedding...
V. M. Black - Out of Her Mind
Tara Morland was doomed from the moment she first shifted into a panther. But Chay Bane will stop at nothing to save her—even after all traces of humanity appear to be gone. Yet will even his love and his vast resources be enough to save her, or will he be forced to end her suffering?
Ann Brashares - My Name is Memory
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, inspired, magical book-a love story that lasts more than a lifetime. Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. Daniel has "the memory", the ability to recall past lives and recognize souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. A love always too short. Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel's unfolding present day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together. A magical, suspenseful, heartbreaking story of true love, My Name is Memory proves the power and endurance of a union that was meant to be.
V. M. Black - Out of Control
All panther shifter Chay Bane had wanted was to save Tara Morland from the beast that threatened to take over her mind and body. But the deal that he was forced to take had catastrophic consequences, locking Chay and Tara in another plane while the Earth is threatened with invasion by an ancient and relentless enemy. Can he cross space and time to save not only Tara but the world itself?
Jessica Park - Clear
Stella Ford’s grasp on reality is already loose, and it’s about to come undone. When the college junior flees Chicago and leaves her toxic family behind, she heads for coastal Maine to find the one person who brought her peace years ago: Sam Bishop. But the Sam she once knew now has painful secrets. Stella is determined to heal them both. Healing, however, is a challenge when the walls of her everyday existence collapse. And when Sam’s best friend is his worst enemy. When the line between life and death blurs. When an end is just a beginning. When lust and rage rule. Yet during extraordinary chaos, there can be extraordinary love, even if that love comes with a twist. Welcome to death tripping. A thriller, a paranormal, and a passionate romance, CLEAR crosses genres and breaks boundaries.
Gabrielle Evans - Softly Spoken Lies
Hunter for The Council and newly appointed Alpha of a pack he knows nothing about, Blaise Taylor has enough on his plate without adding two mates to the mix. Two mates that happen to be male-and Blaise isn't gay. Cole Cunningham didn't exactly picture himself mated to two men either, but he's not about to throw away the gift fate has given him. He just has to find a way to bring them all together before their relationship self-destructs. Free at last after years of imprisonment, Willow just wants to be happy. He's been blessed with two insanely gorgeous mates, but he's got his work cut out for him. Blaise needs to be the hero, and Cole can't resist the urge to nurture. Willow has big ideas to turn his mates' worlds upside down-until danger comes knocking at their door.
Gabrielle Evans - Jaded
Zuriel knows what people think about him. Hell, he’d made it his mission to give them the impression he cared about nothing more than sex. It wasn’t the best reputation to have, but it was a lot better than getting his heart broken. Then Dr. Spiro Araceli swept into his life and changed everything. Spiro looked right past his outward façade, saw through all of his insecurities, and offered him a chance that no one else had ever given him—a chance to be normal. Spiro never wanted to lead his people, but when a curse takes him back to his family’s home, he’ll have no choice. With tragedy around every corner, his instincts tell him to grab his mate and run, but he has a responsibility to protect his people. When death comes knocking at his own doorstep, however, how will he choose between love and duty?
Gabrielle Evans - Endless Midnight
It's been eight years since Boston and Flynn loved and parted, but the pain of Flynn's betrayal still has the power to bring Boston to his knees. Flynn doesn't know why Boston pushed him away and disappeared, but he aims to find out. When he realizes they have a second mate, he couldn't be happier. Too bad Boston is running scared from Malakai as well. Malakai was left alone and brokenhearted because Boston refused to accept their mating. When fate offers a second chance, he seizes it with both hands. He's not willing to come between Flynn and Boston, but he hopes the two shifters have room in their hearts for him as well. When a coven leader petitions for a mating contract with Malakai, the only thing that can save him is a claiming bite from his mates. But first, they'll have to accept him-fangs and all.
Gabrielle Evans - Fire and Ash
The paranormal world is in chaos. The elders are tired of their younger people playing the field, causing trouble, and fighting with each other. Everyone who attends the UPAC Conference now has twenty-four hours to claim a mate of a different species. If they don't, they will never have a mate. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings. Ten minutes after setting eyes on the sexy little phoenix shifter, Zaiden finds himself accidentally mated to the man. He doesn't know how it happened. The last thing he remembers, they'd been trying to escape. Asher isn't exactly thrilled about their mating either, but he doesn't have a choice. Giving up his life and everything he owns in Mexico, he commits himself to Zaiden and their new relationship. Luckily, he actually kind of likes the guy. Unfortunately, someone else does, too. Someone who's willing to do anything to remove Asher from the picture.
Gabrielle Evans - Leap in the Dark
It's been two years since Braxton Carmichael fell in love with his partner and mate, Xander. Life with a pack of cursed shifters hasn't been easy, but moving to Wyoming was supposed to be a step in the right direction, a new beginning. That was before tragedy struck. Xander Brighton never asked to be an alpha, but it's a responsibility he takes seriously. Taking a bullet to the shoulder while on assignment was just part of the job, but the resulting paralysis wasn't supposed to happen. Feeling helpless and useless aren't emotions he's used to experiencing. He's moody, uncooperative, and alienating everyone he cares about, including his mate. When Braxton draws the unwanted attention of a nearby clan of goblins, none of their issues seem quite so important anymore. Xander would lay down his life for Braxton, and before the smoke clears, he just might have to prove it.
Gabrielle Evans - Howl and Harmony
The Gathering is called. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings. Milo's spent the majority of his life parading one man after another through his bedroom. He doesn't do relationships, and he definitely doesn't do commitment. While trying to escape the chaos of the gathering, the sweetest sound in the world catches his interest and threatens his playboy lifestyle. When Milo Gavari loses control and claims him in the middle of the ballroom, Lark thinks he's finally found his missing half. The hellhound has a body to die for, but Lark quickly realizes the total package is far from perfect. Milo's reputation for being cold and evasive isn't going to deter him, though. There's a sweet center to that rough exterior, and Lark intends to bring it to the surface. With his meddlesome aunts and Milo's overbearing father in the mix, finding his happy ending isn't going to be easy. But, the best things in life never are.
Gabrielle Evans - Splash and Elegance
The Gathering is called. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings. Socially awkward and practically invisible to the rest of the world, Whitley Turner wasn't overly upset by the elders' announcement. Either he'd find someone to claim him or he'd disappear completely. So when he finds himself mated to a sexy-as-sin orca shifter, he's not sure whether to jump for joy or run screaming. Jude Chambers knows exactly who the shy swan shifter is. He's been looking for a way to get close to him for months. Using the forced mating decree and a little cunning help from a friend, landing Whitley as his mate was a piece of cake. Feeling guilty about the situation wasn't supposed to happen. Why couldn't Whitley be the egotistical jerk he imagined him to be? It doesn't take long for Whitley to realize something isn't right. When the truth is revealed, how can Whitley forgive his mate when being invisible was far less painful?
Gabrielle Evans - Monsters and Mayhem
The Gathering is called. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings. News anchor Samuel Anderson just landed the story of his career and is damn glad he made the trip to Scotland. That is, until he offends one of the elders and finds himself mated to an arrogant and obnoxious shifter who can't stand him. Coby Pherson is pretty sure the elders have lost their minds. Marching right up on stage, he has every intention of getting out of this forced mating, but instead finds himself mated to a human without his consent. Once Samuel realizes that Coby is a well-known and high-profile shifter, he's determined to make the man the new face of the paranormal world. During the long promotional tour, Samuel learns more about the world Coby lives in, and it's shattering all of his preconceived notions. Can two inherently selfish personalities learn to coexist? Or will their relationship self-destruct before it can even begin?
Gabrielle Evans - Be Courageous
On the hunt for provisions, Kennedy Colfax falls right into the hands of Prince Julius Marionette. Surprisingly, the vampire is kind, generous, and noble—so different from the others—and Kennedy soon finds himself enamored with the man. Though enchanted by Kennedy, Julius remains hesitant, fearful of the repercussions should his intolerant father discover his true feelings. When his secret is revealed and Kennedy is kidnapped, Julius won’t stop until he finds his mate. Unfortunately, rescuing his intended is only the beginning. Young and impetuous, Kennedy balks at the idea of an eternal binding, while Julius works through feelings of inferiority caused by a lifetime of abuse. When enemies become allies, and friends betray them, it only adds to the strain on their relationship. In the midst of chaos and uncertainty, an internal battle will rage as the pair struggles against their personal demons. War is easy. Love takes courage.
Gabrielle Evans - Hot and Cold
Technically, no one invited Theris to the gathering, because technically he wasn't supposed to have a mate. None of that really mattered to him, though. He hadn't gone looking for someone to hook up with. Once he sets sights on Ryo, however, he's very glad he made the trip. Immediately captivated by the dark angel with the bright smile, Ryo Dantis figured it was a no-brainer to choose Theris as his mate. Unfortunately, he hadn't taken into account how far his grandfather would go to ensure he upholds his familial obligations to produce heirs for his Djinn clan. When Theris goes missing right from their home, there are no lengths to which Ryo won't go to find and rescue the man he loves. Can he save Theris in time and break the spell? Or will he lose everything because of the greediness of others?
Gabrielle Evans - Custom Toys Made to Order
The closest Atticus Drake has ever come to a sexual experience is designing toys for kinky paranormals. Shy and awkward, his forays into physical relationships have never gone past first base. So, when he finds himself mated to the crown prince of the entire vampire race, he's pretty sure it's fate's cruel joke. Prince Salem Constantine is running out of time. With his one hundredth birthday quickly approaching, he needs to choose a consort if he hopes to become king. Atticus is definitely the mate he's been waiting for, but there's one problem. Atticus isn't a vampire. The mandates are clear, and Salem needs not only a consort, but a vampire consort. Atticus refuses to turn, and Salem has no intentions of giving up the sexy panther. Can the two find a solution before time runs out? Or will they be forced apart because of the laws governing Salem's world?