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…
This week we start with a new release from me!
TRAPPED ON TALONQUE by Veronica Scott
Will an alien sleeping beauty awaken to save him, or destroy everyone around her?
When a Sectors Special Forces soldier and his team crash land on an alien planet, they’re taken captive and given a challenge–win at the violent ball game of sapiche and live. Lose, and they die, sending a mysterious, alien beauty to an even uglier fate. To survive, these soldiers must win the game and find a way to free the dangerous prisoner from her locked chamber…..
PIRATE (SPACE GYPSY CHRONICLES) by Eve Langlais
Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to hide when bounty hunters come looking. Pulling up stakes means Rafe must leave his vintage trailer behind, but in the process, he acquires a passenger, a mouthy female who seems to think she’s calling the shots. She’ll soon learn who’s the captain. And it isn’t Annabelle, his bossy ship….
WILD EMBRACE (A PSY CHANGELING COLLECTION) by Nalini Singh
VS NOTE: I regard this series as scifi romance; especially loved the first story in this book, which echoed Judd and Vasic and their love stories in my opinion…
“…stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible…
CYPHER BOOK 2 OF THE DRAGON’S BIDDING by Christina Westcott
Colonel Kimber FitzWarren is settling into her challenging new position as head of Imperial Security. With an alien symbiont living inside her, giving her incredible healing powers, even immortality, she looks forward to spending eternity with her lover, ex-mercenary Wolf Youngblood. Their lives and the fortunes of the Empire are purring along like a well fed Kaphier cat, so they decide now would be a good time for Wolf to go into the operating tank to have his old augmentations updated.
And that’s when the gods of luck decide to bite them on the butt….
THE CHANGELING CHILD (THE BEAUTY’S BEAST FANTASY SERIES BOOK 3) by E. D. Walker
**This is a novella length work of about 100 pages.**
Lady Beatrice thought the worst she would have to face as a new wife and mother was all the gossip about her past as the king’s mistress. Unfortunately, wicked fairies have come to her village, intent on stealing all the most attractive children away–and Beatrice’s newborn son is widely agreed to be the most beautiful baby in the land.
Before she can stop them, the worst happens and Beatrice’s son is taken, and a strange fairy changeling child left in his place…..
ORIA’S GAMBIT (SORCEROUS MOONS BOOK 2) by Jeffe Kennedy
Princess Oria has one chance to keep her word and stop her brother’s reign of terror: She must become queen. All she has to do is marry first. And marry Lonen, the barbarian king who defeated her city bare weeks ago, who can never join her in a marriage of minds, who can never even touch her—no matter how badly she wants him to….
LOVING DEVIANT (CYBORG SEDUCTION BOOK 9) by Laurann Dohner
After barely surviving a horrific accident, then being held captive for years by Earth Government, Venice must escape the planet. She thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers when she contracts to be a deep-space bride—only to find herself facing an even bigger nightmare. Hiding from her con man “husband” aboard his space station, she comes across an intimidating cyborg…one who could just be her last hope…..
MACHINATIONS by Hayley Stone
VS NOTE: I enjoyed this and have pre-ordered the next in the series. HFN ending. This book was released in July.
The machines have risen, but not out of malice. They were simply following a command: to stop the endless wars that have plagued the world throughout history. Their solution was perfectly logical. To end the fighting, they decided to end the human race.
A potent symbol of the resistance, Rhona Long has served on the front lines of the conflict since the first Machinations began—until she is killed during a rescue mission gone wrong. Now Rhona awakens to find herself transported to a new body, complete with her DNA, her personality, even her memories. She is a clone . . . of herself….
MONSTER OF THE GLADES by Linda Mooney
Alligator, Bear, Cougar, Deer, Eagle
They found each other by accident. They became a team for life.
When Clint Abrams of Bag It and Tag It Excursions is approached by representatives of JayMax Productions to film scenes in the swamp for a horror movie, he is intrigued. Both by the movie, whose subject hits a little too close to home, and by the tall, freckled redhead, Charlie Dupine.
Clint can’t hide his feelings for Charlie, and the more time he spends with her, the more he knows she is his destiny. His life mate. His everything. ….
MARAUDER AEGUS (SCIFI ALIEN INVASION ROMANCE – MATING WARS) BY Aya Morningstar
When my father tries to marry me off to a man I don’t love, I buy a one-way ticket to Mars. But before I can even get out of orbit, a brutal alien warrior attacks. He says he wants our ship, but from one look in his eyes, I know he wants much more from me.
I’m left with a choice: try to hitchhike to Mars–alone and penniless–through the empty cold of space, or accept this infuriating alien’s protection. And take him home with me….
THE BARBARIAN’S OWNED: SCIFI ALIEN ABDUCTION ROMANCE (CELESTIAL MATES BOOK 1) by Marla Therron
VS NOTE: Missed this in June
All Dr. Rae Ashburn wanted to do was present her latest research to her colleagues—and maybe show up her loathsome ex-boyfriend in the process. Instead, the beautiful scientist is whisked from Earth by the very alien invaders whose existence she sought to prove. Not only do they exist, but a stunning specimen of an alpha male believes it’s his destiny to mate with her….
RENDAN DRAGONS OF PREOR by Celia Kyle
Rendan sen Tarkan, Offense Master to the Preor Third Fleet, has found his human mate. She is small compared to him, but her curves, delicious scent, and sky blue eyes call out to his soul. He has waited for a female for over two centuries and he will fight—kill—any who dare attempt to take her. Even one of his own males.
One moment Carla was unemployed and the next she was on the Preor battleship, working as a nurse for human-Preor mates. Oh, and the next moment? That was when she found her sexy, alien pink-scaled mate….
COLORS OF POWER BOOK 4 – GALAXIA ALIA AIR by Callie Bourde
A serial killer is operating in the Galaxia Alia. Senior Investigator Baath Drid is determined to prevent more deaths.
Artist Jaimi Tarnii has left crime scene work behind. Will she agree to help him?
LAST CALL (STRANDED IN THE STARS BOOK 1) by Naomi Lucas
Allie has been alone for years.
Stranded on an unknown, uninhabitable planet billions of miles away from Earth, being the only survivor of a disastrous crash landing, she has little hope left for rescue. Each day she is consumed with the task of foraging for food, finding shelter, and avoiding predators. But the nights are the worst.. When the planet freezes over and she is left with nothing but her demons. That is until the day she sees a ship fall out of the sky….
BREATH OF EARTH by Beth Cato
After the earth’s power under her city is suddenly left unprotected, a young geomancer must rely on her unique magic to survive in this fresh fantasy standalone from the author of the acclaimed The Clockwork Dagger.
In an alternate 1906, the United States and Japan have forged a powerful confederation— the Unified Pacific—in an attempt to dominate the world. Their first target is a vulnerable China. In San Francisco, headstrong secretary Ingrid Carmichael is assisting a group of powerful geomancer wardens who have no idea of the depth of her own talent—or that she is the only woman to possess such skills.
When assassins kill the wardens, Ingrid and her mentor are protected by her incredible magic….
BROCKE: ALIEN WARLORD’S CONQUEST by Vi Voxley
Cora Frey has been working for the Galactic Union for far too long to be rattled by anything. As a Terran investigator on the Corgan world Gaiya, she stands between the violent alien race and the Union itself, chasing down those who wish either side harm. But when a string of violent murders sweeps the Corgan community, even Cora may have finally seen too much. And it only gets more complicated from there, when one passion-filled night with the most terrifying man in the realm leaves Cora with a surprise she wasn’t quite prepared for…