I hope the mothers amoung you had a good Mother's Day.
For those of you who have lost a child or your mother, I hope you had a peaceful day of rememberance.
On a lighter note, if I could be a Shapeshifting Mama that would be awesome! Dragon or Bear? Dragon or Bear? Can't choose. I am already a cat so ...
Here are some wonderful Single Mothers who can do all kinds of paranomral things to help us keep the motherlove going.
My lists are never in any particular order.
1. Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy - cool, calm, emotionless...at least on the surface. Inside, she's fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper's embrace.
DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard's rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian's agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules...
2. Truly, Madly Viking by Sandra Hill
Mad about you
His boat off course, distracted by a randy she-whale whose infatuation had somehow thrust him into the twenty-first century, Jorund Ericsson thought he’d found heaven when he caught sight of the comely wench with the man-hair and the kiss-some lips. The lovely doctor, however, simply thought Jorund insane—even as she drove the befuddled Viking crazy with her enticing figure.
He leapt from the water and into Maggie’s life, all sinewy muscles in a flawlessly proportioned body, a swath of long blond hair swept back from his brow. His claim to be a Viking from the tenth century made her smile. But it wasn’t laughter that caused her stomach to flutter when the Hercules look-alike claimed her lips. And soon he had her believing his story and questioning her own sanity—though the psychologist realized there was another possibility. They were, neither of them, truly mad . . . simply truly, madly in love.
3. Hidden Crimes by Emma Holly
Cats and dogs shouldn't fall in love. Like any wolf, RPD detective Nate Rivera knows this. He can’t help it if the tigress he’s been trading quips with at the supermarket is the most alluring woman he’s ever met—sassy too, which suits him down to his designer boots.
Evina Mohajit is aware their flirtation can’t lead to more. Still, she relishes trading banter with the hot werewolf. This hardworking single mom hasn’t felt so female since her twins’ baby daddy left to start his new family. Plus, as a station chief in Resurrection’s Fire Department, she understands the demands of a dangerous job.
Their will-they-or-won’t-they tango could go on forever if it weren’t for the mortal peril the city’s shifter children fall into. To save them, Nate and Evina must team up, a choice that ignites the sparks smoldering between them . . .
4. Don't Talk Back To Your Vampire by Michele Bardsley
Being a mother is never easy-especially when you're undead.
Eva LeRoy, Broken Heart, Oklahoma's librarian, got "vampified" when everyone else did: during a rogue vampire's feeding frenzy. But books still make her undead heart beat-and, strangely enough, so does Lorcan the Loner, the vampire who killed her...
5. In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall
It's not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d'Alençon has saved a human life from eternal damnation. Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night. But this time he can't seem to forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he rescued her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist...
Jenna never imagined she'd end up a single mom working overtime to put her son through school. But she might have daydreamed once that a devastatingly gorgeous Frenchman would sweep her off her feet. Now that a package of tall, dark, and handsome seems intent on doing just that, doctors are telling her she may not have long to live. But Richart is telling her just the opposite. All she has to do is abandon her humanity...
6. Perfect Mate by Jennifer Ashley
Nell is a hot-tempered mother of two cubs, and she doesn't take kindly to new Shifters showing up in town without her consent--even one with a sexy smile and brilliant blue eyes.
But when her sons are endangered and she desperately needs help protecting them, Cormac proves he's worthy of her trust as well as her desire.
7. Single Mom, Vampire Lover by Melisse Aires
The party Darlene learned about on her teen son's computer sounded more than wild--it sounded dangerous! She stormed the crowded house and found her son near death. Then the vampire turns on her.
Vare, blond, gorgeous and a Master Vampire, rescued them. He can save her son, but life will never be the same. He will need her blood, and for vampires, blood and sex go together.
Darlene will do anything to save her son, even enter into a hidden world.
8. Charmed By His Love by Janet Chapman
All Duncan MacKeage wants is to keep his crew building roads and bridges up the mountain to the fancy resort overlooking Spellbound Falls’ new inland sea. He doesn’t want anything to do with his own family magic or with the beautiful widow, Peg Thompson, and her tribe of little heathens. But when Duncan is tasked with keeping an eye on the widow Thompson, trouble starts.
Because of a family curse, Peg fears that giving in to her desires will mean killing off another lover. But Duncan—the strong, handsome man buying her gravel—is unbelievably tempting and determined to take care of her. Torn between her head and her heart, will Peg find the strength to break free of her black-widow curse? Or will pursuing their attraction put these lovers in harm’s way?
9. Fallon Mates: Zeraac's Miracle by Jory Strong
Ariel Ripa needs a miracle for her daughter on Earth.On Belizair, only a miracle will provide Zeraac d'Amato and Komet d'Vesti with a shared bond-mate.Neither Zeraac, Komet, nor Ariel expect to get what their hearts most desire. But when Zeraac travels to Earth at the request of his brother's human bond-mate, he rescues Ariel and finds the answer to his own and Komet's prayers—just as they're the answer to hers.By Council law Ariel must agree to a binding ceremony of her own free will and can only know the truth about Zeraac and Komet once they're in the transport chamber. To follow the rules would mean the death of Ariel's daughter. While to break the law could mean the setting aside of the mate-bond and the possibility of exile for the two men. For Zeraac and Komet, there is no choice other than to risk their honor and their hearts for Ariel and her young daughter.Through love and hope born from the depths of darkness and despair, the three find something more rare than the precious Ylan stones they wear on their wrists—a miracle that will change their lives.
10. Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra
When the last available bachelor on World’s End island marries someone else, working mom Regina Barrone realizes that the love she yearns for isn’t just going to appear by magic... Dylan Hunter has returned to land for his brother’s wedding, but he is troubled. Years ago, he chose his life as a selkie—an immortal being of the sea—over the fragile and treacherous emotions of humanity... But Neither Regina nor Dylan foresee the future, where only love can save them—and the world.
Did I miss your favorite Single Mom in Paranomral, Fantasy, or Science Fiction Romance? Let me know!
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