I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL) and as always I recommend sampling before you buy!
I put them in the order in which they come to me from authors or I find them myself in the previous week, so it’s a mix of the genres…(usually giving priority to the books brought to my attention by the authors.) Also the term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. And I catch up on ones I missed in recent months.
(NOTE: If the author provides me with buy links I insert those; otherwise I default to Amazon.)
Also, I usually include only the beginning of the book blurb…
FINN (HELL SQUAD BOOK 10) by Anna Hackett
Veronica: I’ve been enjoying this series very much!
In the aftermath of a deadly alien invasion, a band of survivors fights on…
For Hawk pilot Finn Erickson, flying is in the blood. Since the aliens decimated the planet, he spends most of his time flying Hell Squad into combat. With communication to other survivor bases cut off, he has no idea if his family is still alive and feels their loss keenly. But helping to fight back sustains him, and his quadcopter is the only woman he needs. She doesn’t argue with him…unlike a certain redhead who is one hell of a kisser….
QUANTUM by Jess Anastasi
Veronica: This is on my kindle, loved the first book…
Someone wants Captain Admiral Zander Graydon dead. Like yesterday. Zander’s convinced his attractive assistant knows more than she’s willing to say, and if he can stop running long enough, he’ll find out exactly what she’s hiding. Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros is determined to keep her CO safe. Before she tips her hand, however, Mae has to figure out if the alluring man she’s protecting is the real Captain Admiral Graydon. Or an alien shape-shifting imposter….
TREASURES OF THE GODS (THE UNBREAKABLE SWORD SERIES BOOK 3) by S. M. Schmitz
Time is running out for Cameron and Selena to find the Unbreakable Sword and Nuada’s heir before the Norse lead a devastating war against the Tuatha Dé for control of the Otherworld. But ever since Cameron took the Spear and became the next sun god, new threats keep emerging: one from a Persian god and one from Cameron himself….
TEMPERED HEARTS (HEARTS OF VALENTIA BOOK ONE) by S. A. Huchton
The war against corrupted monsters from the Void may have ended, but much remains broken in Valentia, including its reluctant monarch. To save the kingdom from the destruction of civil war, Darius Marillion had to sacrifice his heart, agreeing to a marriage of convenience over one of love.
Lady Arden Tanarian was born to wealth, bred to be a fine wife to a high lord. Despite her mother’s best efforts, however, her passion for the decidedly unladylike fields of chemistry and elvish culture marks her as a different breed of woman….
FEILLOR GOD OF LAMMAS (SONS OF HERNE BOOK SIX) by J. Rose Allister
Trapped in the last place he wanted to be…he would find the only thing he ever wanted.
The sixth in a series of erotic romance fantasy novellas…
Feillor, god of Lammas, is preparing to bring in the first harvest for his sabbat ritual, a task that has grown more deplorable now that humans no longer demonstrate respect for the old ways. He raises his scythe and nearly “harvests” a beautiful woman who appears out of nowhere. Sensing the Fates’ meddling hand in her sudden arrival, he demands that they return Salina to earth. The Fates agree on one condition: he must go with her and stay in the mortal realm for three days.
Salina has no intention of letting a local developer destroy the precious woods where she conducts her most sacred pagan rituals….
ARK by Lucy Snow
Veronica: A July release we missed…
Melissa Crane has been preparing for this meeting for years. As personal aide to Ambassador Fuller of Earth, she journeys into space to meet the elusive envoys of the Kreossian Empire as they prepare to invite Earth into their Commonwealth.
When an explosion forces Melissa and Ark, a mysterious and powerful Kreossian warrior, to crash land on a nearby planet, Melisa realizes she may be in way over her head, and not just because the planet is trying to kill her…
Ark is one of the most feared warriors of the Kreossian Empire, known throughout the galaxy for his ruthlessness. He has pillaged massive planets all in the name of two things: serving the empire and finding his mate….
THE GUILD CONSPIRACY: A CHRONIKER CITY STORY by Brooke Johnson
Veronica: No idea re the romance content but steampunk…
It has been six months since clockwork engineer Petra Wade destroyed an automaton designed for battle, narrowly escaping with her life. But her troubles are far from over. Her partner on the project, Emmerich Goss, has been sent away to France, and his father, Julian, is still determined that a war machine will be built. Forced to create a new device, Petra subtly sabotages the design in the hopes of delaying the war, but sabotage like this isn’t just risky: it’s treason. And with a soldier, Braith, assigned to watch her every move, it may not be long before Julian finds out what she’s done.
Now she just has to survive long enough to find another way to stop the war before her sabotage is discovered and she’s sentenced to hang for crimes against the empire….
A PROMISE OF FIRE by Amanda Bouchet
Catalia “Cat” Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods—and her homicidal mother—have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.
Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm—until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic….
THE HIGH GROUND IMPERIALS BOOK ONE by Melinda Snodgrass
NOTE: A July release we missed and also blurb from NYC Reader’s review: To summarize the plot quickly, the book follows two cadets at the Solar League’s naval academy. The League is in fact a traditional space opera Empire, with an aristocracy drawn, amusingly, from descendants of owners of contemporary mega-corporations. They are called the Fortune 500. The two focal characters are a tailor’s son and the Emperor’s daughter, the first female cadet at the academy. They deal with intrigue, prospective civil war and two alien threats. Romance does ensue but it isn’t overwhelming and it feels true to life and not fantastical….
CRASHED by Kate Rudolph
Veronica: Also a July release
A malfunctioning escape vessel, a deserted planet, and an angry warrior…
Sarah’s vacation isn’t turning out like she planned. When a false alarm and a faulty life boat send her plummeting to an empty planet with an alien stranger, she knows the trouble has only just begun. Nyxant is an enigma, silent and commanding. And while he makes her heart pound with heated glances and stolen touches, their differences may prove stronger than the pull between them….
THE ARRIVAL: A SCIFI WARRIOR PARANORMAL ROMANCE by Ashley West
Veronica: and another July release!
Losing his family and several friends to an attack waged by the Camadors, a race of aliens bent on chaos and taking over the world has been hard on Sorrin, leading the warrior to become hardened and single minded where he was once much more friendly and easy going. When he finds out that the Camadors are planning to take their reign of terror to Earth, he follows, arriving just in time to find that humans are being taken prisoner and that the Camadors have something planned for the planet. His mind isn’t on saving the humans, but getting his revenge, and so he attacks their floating city, but winds up getting captured.
Sorrin finds himself in a cell with a human woman, and when she clings to him, he takes her with him when he escapes, figuring he can use her for information at least. But there is much more to this woman than meets the eye, and more to this mission than he ever expected….
PORTALS VOLUME 6 – AN SFR FREE SAMPLER by Various including Jessica E. Subject, PJ Dean and Sabine Priestley
Welcome! You have arrived at a portal to the galaxy.
Enter, and you’ll be introduced by award-winning authors to worlds beyond imagining, with heroes & heroines who dare to take it to the edge and beyond. Count on these adventurers to take their best shot … at their enemies and at romance!
Contains 10 first chapters, with links to purchase any or all of the complete books, should you wish.
ERSTWHILE by H. E. Trent
As an adamant opponent of Terran settlement on the planet Jekh, Owen McGarry made his family name synonymous with “traitor” on Earth. Lobbyists standing to profit from off-world colonization hinted that the Jekhans were preparing to declare war. Nearly twenty years after Owen’s supposed death, his granddaughter Courtney wants to learn the truth—even if she has to travel to the far-flung colony to do it.
Court soon learns that not only was her grandfather right about the Jekhans, but that conditions on their world are far more hostile than she feared….
SAND AND STORM (MOONFIRE TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Patty Jansen
Veronica: From June…
The entire world laid to waste. There are no second chances.
The ancient machine that produced icefire was destroyed twenty years ago, but the deadly magic is again on the increase. No one understands why or where it’s coming from.
Icefire controls the weather and massive changes in weather patterns plunge the northern half of the inhabited world in deep drought. The tide of refugees swells, but as long as no one knows where the icefire is coming from, nowhere is safe.
King Isandor sends people to investigate a concentration of icefire in the mountains at the border, but two consecutive patrols both vanish….
ALIEN ROGUE’S PRICE by Nancey Cummings
The question is, are you willing to pay it? I’m not pretending to be good or honest. I’m a businessman and those who call me a pirate don’t get a chance to say it twice.
I have a stowaway on my ship. Meyet. Everything in my body cries out for the soft human woman:her curves, those lips, bright eyes, and the way she smiles at me. Is Meyet my fated mate?….
GHOSTS AND KISSES (A BANSHEE CREEK BOXED SET) by Ani Gonzales
Three deliciously spooky (and hilariously funny) love stories that will make you believe in magic and romance (and maybe even Mothman!). Discover the haunted town of Banshee Creek, where it’s Halloween 365 days a year.
BENZEN (WARRIORS OF ORBA) by Zara Zenia
After escaping their home, six aliens, including Benzen, hope to find freedom on a different planet. They end up crashing onto a strange planet, a strange culture, and even stranger inhabitants.
They expected to learn some new things. However, one didn’t expect to find love….
CLUE AND THE SHRINE OF THE WIDOWED BRIDE by Wendie Nordgren
When Clue Forester leaves Eris Space Station behind to live on a distant Earth settlement on the planet Cassini, she discovers a new reality of troublesome mononoke, beautiful ocean spirits, and vengeful demons who attempt to use her for their own purposes.
However, a powerful Okami rules the city of Scorpius and may be Clue’s only hope if she is to survive long enough to uncover the mystery of her uncle’s demise.