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. And special thanks to Reader Elizabeth N for bringing a few to my attention this week!
(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…
DIVA (Jit’suku Chronicles) by Bianca D’Arc
Galactic superstar. Brilliant musician. Chanteuse extraordinaire. But she has a number of deep, dark secrets. For a woman who lives her life in the spotlight of a billion lenses, she’s managed to lead a double life, full of intrigue. When her path crosses that of Captain John Starbridge everything changes. Here is a man who sees beneath the mask she wears for the public. Here is a man in love with the woman behind the music into which she pours her soul. Here is a man who could be hers…if they didn’t both have duties that must be fulfilled.
A Special Forces hero who sees the woman beneath the facade…
ELLA & THE BEAST (MORE THAN HUMAN BOOK 1) by S. E. Smith
Ella is the last of a dying breed of humans that live hidden deep in the forests of Washington State. All of her life, she has heard horror stories about the Others, the beasts that live beyond the safety of the mountains. In ancient times, humans and the Others lived together in peace, but a great battle divided them and the shape-shifting species won the war….
CHASING MAYHEM (CYBORG SIZZLE BOOK 6) by Cynthia Sax
Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on….
CALLEY (RIBUS 7) by Shae Mills
Just as the new Empire has begun to settle, Korba discovers a threat directed at Chelan. Nothing would cripple Korba more effectively than the acquisition of his precious mate by enemy factions. If abducted, she would be the perfect bargaining tool, his ultimate weakness.
Forced to relocate Chelan, Korba chooses a remote, heavily fortified Iceanean outpost. But Chelan has another idea. Where better to be securely sequestered for the duration of the threat than on her own home planet? How could the enemy possibly locate one Earth woman hidden among billions?…
SAVEN DEFIANCE (THE SAVEN SERIES BOOK 3) by Siobhan Davis
VS NOTE: This is listed as Teen and YA
With war looming in outer space and the Earthen government forced into hiding, the battle for ultimate world domination is only just beginning.
Having accepted her identity, Sadie sets out on a daring quest with her friends, which takes them deep into alien territory. Fraught with tension and danger, the journey is not an easy one, especially when previous adversaries become new allies and cherished friends become suspicious opponents.
As the heirs unite in a bid to restore peace to the galaxy, powerful enemies, determined to exact retribution, surround them on all sides. When hidden agendas and shocking revelations come to light, the fallout is massive.
Sadie’s love life is a tangled, messy affair. While one relationship is embraced forever, another spirals out of control, threatening to destroy everything. Determined to do the right thing, Sadie will fight hard to protect those she loves. ….
PROJECT HELL (A NEW EARTH SERIES NOVEL) by Felicity Kates
VS NOTE: Contains all 5 parts of the story
1000 years after Earth has been devastated by a viral plague, the few survivors turn to genetic engineering and advanced robotics to ensure the future of the human race. But not everyone is happy with artificial life living amongst humans, least of all Peyton Chase, a doctor with a harrowing past.
When he’s ‘gifted’ a state-of-the-art companion that he can’t send back, Peyton is far from pleased. She’s sentient. She’s sexy. She’s everything he doesn’t want complicating his life. He nicknames her Hell….
DARKSIDE BLUES (DARK PLANET WARRIORS BOOK 4.5) by Anna Carven
VS NOTE: Some reviews indicate it helps to have read the previous books. I love this series!
Be careful in Darkside, because its darkness is seductive. Once you feel its allure, you won’t be able to resist.
Zyara al Sirian has devoted most of her adult life to the art of healing. As the First Division’s medic, she’s seen more than her fair share of war wounds and trauma. And ever since the Kordolians arrived on Earth, she’s had her hands full tending to a motley group of survivors. She hasn’t had a break in longer than she can remember….
ALIEN’S ORPHAN BRIDE (MAIL ORDER HUMAN BOOK 4) by Sue Mercury and Sue Lyndon
All Hailey ever wanted was a place to belong. After growing up in an orphanage and learning firsthand how hopeless survival on Earth has become, she signs up for Mail Order Human. An alien husband on a faraway planet is her best bet at finding the happily ever after she’s dreamed of since she was a little girl. But her heart is broken when her new husband gives her a cold reception and confines her to his property. She tries to uncover the demons haunting the huge Marrlxian so she can better understand his coldness, but he keeps his heart closely guarded and only tightens his leash on her. Will he ever bare his tattered soul to her? Or will he cast her aside after she gives him the heir he so desperately needs?….
DEJA WHO? (AN INSIGHTER NOVEL) by Mary Janice Davidson
You couldn’t arrest for murder someone who had killed in his last life. You couldn’t bring a civil suit against such people, either. They could only be legally penalized for what they did this time around—and what a dark circus the legal system had been before that legislation passed! (It was still a dark circus, but perhaps not as dark.) But you could spot them, and watch them. You could set traps for them.
Leah Nazir is an Insighter. Reincarnation is her business. But while her clients’ pasts are a mess, Leah’s is nothing short of tragedy. She’s been murdered. A lot. If left to that bitch, destiny, it’ll happen again. Leah wants to know who’s been following her through time, and who’s been stalking her in the present…
P.I. Archer Drake has been hired by Leah’s mother to keep an eye on her. But the more time he spends watching, the more he finds himself infatuated….
TAKEN (MANY LIVES BOOK 2) by Laxmi Hariharan
Aria West: If I get out of here alive, I am never to going to let myself feel so powerless ever again
Jai Iyeroy: Everything in my past has lead up to this moment, for I am sworn to protect this city.
Three years ago Jai allowed the only woman he loved to walk out of his life. But Aria’s back now. Except her life is in danger, and this time Jai will do anything, even break his vow to protect his city, to keep her safe. …
PRINCESS OF THE LIGHT by N. N. Light
Mary Miller receives a startling visitation from Gabriel, the Messenger of God. The Archangel reveals an astounding truth–Mary is the Princess of the Light and even more amazing, her destiny is to battle Lucifer’s army of demons and restore the balance of good and evil on Earth. It’s getting harder to fulfill her new role and keep her identity secret while juggling her personal life, and when Than, Lucifer’s second in command, amps up the attacks on her, she knows she needs help.
Joe Deacons is everything she’s ever wanted in a man. And as providence would have it, in a moment of great need, he’s the Warrior of Light–the one who can help her defeat the forces of darkness….
PASSION OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Lexi Post
Recluse Braeden Van Brunt is not happy to be the Headless Horseman…until he meets Katrina Van Tassel, owner of the Sleepy Hollow Inn, whose allure bewitches him from the front desk into the bedroom. When he discovers Kat and the village of Sleepy Hollow are cursed to exist only in the present day for one weekend a year, he realizes the sacrifice he must make if he wants to keep her.
Katrina Van Tassel lives between slivers of time….
GUARDIAN’S MATE (A SHIFTERS UNBOUND NOVEL) by Jennifer Ashley
Chosen as the Guardian of her Montana Shiftertown, wolf Shifter Rae Lyall is facing opposition—for no woman has ever been selected for this powerful position. Still adjusting to the new authority thrust upon her, Rae travels to train with Zander Moncrieff, a Shifter healer, tasked with teaching her about her new role and its responsibilities.
He wasn’t ready to love…
A polar bear Shifter, Zander wears no Collar and follows no rules but his own. Rae finds him arrogant and demanding, yet compelling and intriguing….
BLACKWING DEFENDER (KANE’S MOUNTAINS BOOK 1) by T. S. Joyce
Panther shifter, Winter Donovan, has her life all planned out: claiming marks, marriage, cubs, and pledging to the Red Havoc Crew. But when the man she cares for chooses another, her life gets caught in a tailspin. A new crew announcement could mean a change in her stars, but there is a catch. It’s the Blackwing Crew, and is run by fire-breathing dragon shifters. Not only that, but when she finds her bravery to travel to the Smoky Mountains and apply, the crew has somehow attracted the most damaged and terrifying shifters in the world. And one of those has his sexy eyes on her….
HER FATHER’S FUGITIVE THRONE (THE BOY AND THE BEAST BOOK 3) by Brandon Barr
VS NOTE: Reader reviews on earlier books speak of cliffhangers. These books are listed as Fantasy=>NA and College, and Scifi=>Metaphysical. Gorgeous covers!
The shadow of the Beast stalks Meluscia’s every move.
The prophetess’s dire warning looms over Meluscia’s head as she fights to seize the throne. All the while, the dark Master of the Star Portal threatens to slay Meluscia and her
band of prophets and bring the world of Hearth into chaos.
Torn from the world he knows, Aven is held captive aboard a ship of ruthless mercenaries. Winter’s vision of the horrible creature becomes a reality for Aven, and he must stand face to face with the monsters of his past and present…for there is nowhere to run.
HER ALIEN COMMANDER by Ashe Barker
After leaving Earth on what she thought would be an adventure, Caria Montgomery quickly ends up in way over her head. Captured by hostile aliens, she faces the prospect of perishing on an isolated planet until she is rescued by Commander Phahlen Verdar and his crew.
Phahlen is delighted to have a human female aboard his ship. In the years since the women of his own world were nearly wiped out by a terrible plague, taking a mate has become all but impossible for most males of his species, and he doesn’t plan to let this opportunity pass him by….
THE SHADOW AND THE SUN (MILITESS AND MAGE SERIES) by Monica Enderle Pierce
VS NOTE: This is a release from April, which is further back than I usually go, but I do like her books and this one was recently highly recommended by someone in my FB timeline so I’ll add it here.
Shadow Mage Gethen is a powerful necromancer, keeper of the border between the living and the dead, and brother to the king of Besera. But with his dark powers failing and a vengeful entity attacking, Gethen should be happy when a formidable lady knight appears at his gates. He’s not. The price for her aid is steep—his allegiance in a war against his brother.
In battle or in bed, she’s never met a man she considered her match.
Militess Halina is undaunted by the threat of war between her country and neighboring Besera. She earned her titles by shedding blood and breaking bones. She uses her body to reward soldiers who serve her loyally, and to punish those who don’t. And Halina’s never met a man she couldn’t command or crush….
DARK WARRIOR (DELROI WARRIOR BOOK 2) by Loribelle Hunt
Angie Crews has secrets. Lots of them. Coming to Delroi and meeting two men who want her to break all her rules is not happening, no matter how tempting they are.
Vidar Stian can’t come to terms with his past, and finding two mates he’s driven to protect, no matter the danger, isn’t helping. Especially when they refuse to be protected.
Somehow Marek Naveen has to convince them to give a relationship a chance because there’s no way he’s letting either one of them go.
ALIEN MINE (ZERCONIAN WARRIORS BOOK 7)by Sadie Carter
She was his mate.
He hadn’t touched her. Had barely spoken to her. But the moment Thor saw her he had known.
She was his.
But there was something in her eyes that warned him to go slow. That old demons still held her in their grasp.
It would take time and patience to convince her that they were meant to be together.
Unfortunately, he had neither on his side….
TOR (WOMEN OF EARTH BOOK 2) by Jacqueline Rhoades
Always feeling overshadowed by her pretty and outgoing sister, quiet and self-effacing Wynne Donazetto’s dreams of college and building a life of her own were lost when Earth was invaded by two warring alien forces. Earth changed, but Wynne didn’t.
Seven years later, Wynne is still living in her sister’s shadow. She’s comfortable there… until her life explodes along with the starliner she’s travelling on and she ends up in the arms of a sexy space-aged smuggler called Tor….
ALIEN PALADIN’S WOMAN by Vi Voxley
Tieran, the Commander of the Palian paladins, has never been allowed to have anything of his own, other than the blade in his hands and the honor he serves with. But a feisty, curvy, and utterly impossible human woman is about to change all that. He never thought that he’d desire something or someone as much as he needs her and nothing will take her from him. Even if he has to slay the most feared enemy ever known for her.
Audrey Price has seen a lot of hard work and cold times as a governor of ice planet mining colonies….
PROJECT ELFHOME by Wen Spencer
Stories exploring the fascinating realm of Elfhome, a world where modern day Pittsburgh has collided with the kingdom of the Elves. A special entry in the the best-selling Romantic Times Sapphire award winning Elfhome series. Contains some of Wen Spencer’s best shorter works including gems “Bare Snow Falling on Fairywood,” “Pittsburgh Backyard and Garden,” “Peace Offering,” and more tales set in the world of best-selling Elfhome series entries Tinker, Wolf Who Rules, Elfhome, and Wood Sprites!
MARAUDER KAIN (MATING WARS) by Aya Morningstar
When Kara’s ship gets stranded on a cold rock on the ass-end of the solar system, she knows that her chances of a knight in shining armor rescuing her are slim to none. But when a light in the sky turns out to be none other than a Marauder with shining teal armor and rippling muscles who lands and saves her, she thinks her luck is too good to be true. And it is. He’s Kain, Son of Grius, and he’s from Darkstar….
SARAZEN’S VENGEANCE: Book 1.1 by Isabel Wroth
Having gone from invisible engineering personnel, to one of the few remaining human survivors, Andi Starsong is struggling to acclimate to her new situation. She’s been identified as a potential mate by one of the hulking Sarazen warriors, and if that wasn’t terrifying enough, he’s come to claim her.
Ohlen’s little mate is terrified of him….
SECOND CHANCE AT THE STARS by Elin Wynn
As a gifted psychokinetic healer, Adena Thornwood’s skills are in constant demand. She’s built a solid reputation for her willingness to make sacrifices at any cost. But when she’s betrayed by members of her own family, she may finally be broken. Regaining control will be near impossible with her heart in shambles.
Suppressing the rebellion on Crucible should have been just another mission for Commander Nic Vistuv and the men of his garrison unit….
These Amazon rankings can change hourly so this is merely a snapshot in time.