Wednesday New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for August 17

ghost talkersI 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…

GHOST TALKERS by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost Talkers: a new novel from beloved fantasy author Mary Robinette Kowal featuring the mysterious spirit corps and their heroic work in World War I.

Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force….Amazon

Stars_Between_Us_Melisse_AiresSTARS BETWEEN US by Melisse Aires

A few days together before he leaves Farport Space Station— Odessa, a young woman with a past, and Veras, a young man with a future….

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SHADOW BORN: A NEW ADULT URBAN FANTASY (SHADOWS OF SALEM BOOK 1) by Jasmine Walt & Rebecca Hamilton

Chicago Police Detective Brooke Chandler is keeping a shadow bornsecret… and if she’s not careful, it could get her killed.

Brooke is no stranger to the supernatural. In Chicago, vampires are just as prevalent as drug lords, and infinitely more bloodthirsty. So when her partner and fiancé dies in a mysterious fire while chasing down a lead in Salem, she suspects something dark and otherworldly is at play.

Blessed with the ability to see into the past by touching inanimate objects…

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magic stealsMAGIC STEALS by Ilona Andrews

(VS NOTE: Originally appeared in the Night Shift anthology. I LOVE this world…)

Shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau may be a powerful healer and magic user, but she’s far from what might be called “normal”. She dislikes the violence and bloodshed that are a way of life for most of her kind, even going so far as to become a vegetarian. The last thing she wants is trouble…

Jim Shrapshire is an original, hardcore badass. A jaguar shifter, he’s been tasked with keeping Atlanta’s Cat Clan in line, which he does with swift and lethal force when necessary….

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nothing stays the sameNOTHING STAYS THE SAME: A YOUNG ADULT TIME TRAVEL ROCK N ROLL ROMANCE  by Catherine Chant

How far would you go to save someone’s life? Leah and Brennan are going all the way back to 1973.

One Choice Changes Everything…

In 1973, The Beat Detectors are the hottest TV pop band to hit the airwaves since The Monkees, thanks to the appealing vocals of rising teen idol Ronnie Basford. But behind the scenes, not everything is rainbows and unicorns. Ronnie realizes much too late that one bad decision can ruin your whole life….

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THE GOLDEN SPIDER (THE ELEMENTAL BOOK CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Anne Renwick

London papers scream of dirigible attacks, kraken swarms, and lung-clogging, sulfurous the golden spiderfogs. But a rash of gypsy murders barely rates mention.

Lady Amanda is tired of having both her intelligence and her work dismissed.

After blackmailing her way into medical school, she catches the eye of her anatomy professor from the moment she walks into his lecture hall. Is he interested in her? Or only her invention–a clockwork spider that can spin artificial nerves?

Lord Thornton, a prominent neurobiologist, has been betrayed. ….

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SAPPHIRE DRAGON (AWAKENED DRAGONS BOOK 2)  by Terry Bolryder

the sapphire dragonLuc, the sapphire dragon, didn’t want to be brought back into the world he left behind centuries ago. Especially with a collar that ensures he can’t access his incredible powers until he’s willing to fight for humanity. He tried that once and he’s not willing to let himself care again. Until he meets Hallie, a kind shelter worker whose bright smile and sexy curves melt the ice inside him and make him want to protect humans once more….

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WARRIOR’S BOND: BBW SCIENCE FICTION ALIEN ROMANCE (YADESHI BRIDES BOOK 1) by Emma Alisyn

Three strikes and he’s out. Zoriah’s rebellious teenage son is in trouble again- this time, on purpose. She’ll do anything to prevent her family breaking up, even allow her children to train for the alien warriors bondYadehsi army.

Why raise your sword if you have no mate or family? Elite alien warrior Benyon spends his time on Earth training humans in martial arts. He’s come to love the three human children with warrior-spirits, and will do anything to prevent their unhappiness- even if it means going toe-to-toe with their mother- a woman who entices him with her fierce temper, lush beauty and strength of will to raise her children alone….

Amazon

STORM WRATH (OTHERS OF SEATTLE BOOK 6) by Brandy L. Rivers
storm wrathA storm is coming to wipe out an ancient vendetta. One look and Kellan Storm was captivated by Zoe. He found his mate, but an ancient curse stands in their way.

After a long and bitter relationship, Zoe Boreas never expected to find love. Kellan swept in like a storm and claimed her heart. Neither of them realize how deep the curse on her people runs.

When she learns the truth, she’ll sacrifice everything to save him while searching for an answer. When Kellan realizes she’s gone, he’ll stop at nothing to find and keep her by his side.

LURE OF OBSESSION (MUSE CHRONICLES BOOK 1)  by Lisa Kessler
The Prophecy – “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth lure of obssessionare also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

Melanie Jacoby teaches English at Crystal City High School. She’s also the reborn Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn’t prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.

Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask.

Mel is the next target.

LOVE AND THE CORPS (THE HEART NEBULA SERIES BOOK 2) by Ava Cuvay
love and the corpsBound by duty, two soldiers yield to their hearts’ command.

Captain Jo Behsue has never questioned her career with Central Command’s leading military force—until now. Recent mission failures and the constant battle for acceptance from her fellow Corpsmen kindle her frustration, while the attention of a golden-eyed Klorakian mercenary ignites her body. Wrapped in his arms, she discovers even a scarred, hollow shell of a captain can love.

An officer in the Klorakian militia, Lux fights to return the rightful monarch to their homeworld’s throne—a planet which scorns his genetic shortcomings….

ORIGINS: A SCIENCE FICTION ALIEN ROMANCE NOVEL (TERRA MATES NOVEL BOOK 11) by Lisa Lace
originsWhat if the man you need isn’t on Earth?

My name is Sophie McCallistair. I’ve spent years fighting Earth’s overpopulation problems, and I’ve just become the leader of Single for Life.

I thought I was vacationing on Biyaha to help a friend. I didn’t realize the boy I knew as a child had grown up to be mysterious and powerful.

It’s a struggle to keep our hands off each other, and when the government learns some of Khellen’s secrets, they put him in jail. It’s up to me to help him escape.

I won’t be able to rescue him without facing my feelings. How can I fall in love while remaining…..

VICARIOUS  by Paula Stokes
vicariousVS NOTE: Teen and YA SciFi, reviews state there is a slow burn romance

Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have always been inseparable. Together the two of them survived growing up in a Korean orphanage and being trafficked into the United States. But they’ve escaped the past and started over in a new place where no one knows who they used to be.

Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in dangerous and enticing activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. Whether it’s bungee jumping, shark diving, or grinding up against celebrities in the city’s hottest dance clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you–for a price.

When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter is devastated….

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ISLAND STARS (CATICA ISLAND INSPIRED ROMANCE BOOK 8) by Elin Wyn

island starsDespite her joy at her best friend’s wedding on Catica Island, Elissa Haddad can’t help but wonder if she’ll ever find the same happiness for herself.

A disastrous relationship has left her doubting everything – herself, her future, and any chance of love.

A chance encounter with Krysdotares Gianopoulous, a handsome stranger with unearthly violet eyes, brings her out of her shell, only to be caught up in intrigue and danger.

Krys may have captured her heart, but can she trust herself, and him?

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THE DREAM QUEST OF VELLITT BOE by Kij Johnson

VS NOTE: I don’t know that there’s any romance in this one, it’s not categorized as one, and it seems very dark, but fascinatingly so…I’m including it just because!

Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her dream quest of vellitt boemost gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.

“Kij Johnson’s haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman’s life. Vellitt’s quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft’s work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt’s quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading.” —Pamela Sargent, winner of the Nebula Award

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PETS_In_Space_cover_artVeronica: And a special note, this week we did the cover reveal on my sekrit project: PETS IN SPACE. To learn more about this anthology, out October 11th, see my blog post here. And thanks to everyone who helped the nine of us authors to boost the signal on the reveal!

And I’m going to squee (if you’ll indulge me but it is my blog LOL) – STAR CRUISE: OUTBREAK was named a Finalist in the StarCruiseOutbreak-FJM_Mid_Res_1000x1500“I Heart Indies Contest”!  Amazon

 

 

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5 comments on “Wednesday New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for August 17

  1. I think your list gets longer every week as word gets out. This is great service to the SFR community. Thank you. Congrats on Outbreak becoming a finalist! That’s awesome.

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