Wednesday New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for September 21

magic_binds_ilona_andrewsI 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…

MAGIC BINDS by Ilona Andrews

VS NOTE: I LOVE this series and this was a great addition to the story IMHO. Also check out my interview with the authors on USA Today/HEA!

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim.  But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…

Amazon

disruptorDISRUPTOR by Sonya Clark

The streets were the safest place for Dani, until the night she was caught by traffickers who sold her to a laboratory. She survived five years of experiments: biotech implants, gene therapy, and other things she could barely comprehend. The pain, though, that she understood. The lab pushed her body past its limits, drove her mind to its darkest corners, but somehow her spirit remained unbroken. She escaped, and sought refuge on the streets once again. But this time she doesn’t run away from cries for help. Now, she runs toward them.

Playboy. Dilettante. Sidekick?

Kevin Moynihan is the youngest son of Point Sable’s most wealthy and storied family….

Amazon

 

decoherenceDECOHERENCE  A TIME AND SHADOWS MYSTERY by Liana Brooks

Samantha Rose and Linsey MacKenzie have established an idyllic life of married bliss in Australia, away from the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation, away from mysterious corpses, and—most of all—away from Dr. Emir’s multiverse machine.

But Sam is a detective at heart, and even on the other side of the world, she can’t help wonder if a series of unsolved killings she reads about are related—not just to each other, but to the only unsolved case of her short career….

Amazon

SAVAGE ALIEN (TERRAMATES BOOK 12) by Lisa Lace

Michelle’s dating a movie star and from the outside, her life looks glamorous. But she savage-alienwants something more. At night, Michelle has dreams about an alien. She can’t believe how handsome he is and lets him do unspeakable things to her. After all, it’s just a dream, right?

She’s surprised when the alien appears out of nowhere. When she’s at TerraMates, the intergalactic mail-order bride agency, Caspian Coore walks into the room, looking for some oversized parts to fix his spaceship. Everything’s bigger about these aliens….

Amazon

THE QUEEN OF BLOOD: BOOK ONE OF THE QUEENS OF RENTHIA by Sarah Beth Durst

Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .

the-queen-of-bloodBut the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms.

With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . .  before it’s bathed in blood.

Amazon

ALL THAT REMAINS by Lauren Dane

all-that-remainsNOTE from Ms Danes, on Amazon =>Dear Reader,
Metamorphosis is a brand new series I’ll be self publishing.

The first entry is ALL THAT REMAINS featuring Summer, Charlie and Hatch which appeared in theMarked print anthology.

While the series is an earth set post plague futuristic, it is not a dystopian future. What we knew has metamorphosed into the new normal. Different yes, but still good in its own way. Four hundred years ago the Parkington-Bay virus infected and killed ninety percent of the humans on the face of the earth. The two generations that followed were lost to the chaos of waves more of contagion from all the dead from Park-B and the breakdown and marked change in basic human culture…..(more)

BOOK SYNOPSIS Taken  from AMAZON: Summer Killian falls fast and hard when Charlie arrives in Paradise Village. But the heat turns all the way up when she learns Charlie is also with Hatch — the man she loved four years before. While she’s not sure she’s cut out for a triad, neither man is going to give her up.

Amazon

portals7PORTALS VOLUME 7 by Various

VS NOTE: From the Scifi Romance Brigade, a FREE sampler.

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 12 first chapters, with links to purchase any or all of the complete books, should you wish.

Amazon

UNDERTOW: ROCK BOTTOM (UNBOUND REALMS BOOK 1) by Joss Dey

A world born of merged realities, turbulent and jagged and overrun with monsters…a undertowwoman infected with unruly magic, unknowingly using her soul to find love…

Without warning, the magical realms of dreams and nightmares collapsed upon us, shredding our safe existence. A violent civil war erupted between a ruthless queen seeking revenge and a dark prince collecting power, leaving a broken world of stunted magic, fantastical creatures, chaos, and a drug called Undertow.

Dragon was sold by her mother to a shady clinic that altered her, leaving her mostly human and able to fix the flaws in people….

Amazon

APPRENTICE IN DEATH by J. D. Robb

he shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people apprentice-in-deathwere dead at Central Park’s ice-skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD but never one like this. A review of the security videos reveals that the victims were killed with a tactical laser rifle fired by a sniper, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the list of locations where the shooter could have set up seems endless, the number of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal….

Amazon

ORACLE: THE PROJECT FILES PART I by Kelly Meding

oracleVS NOTE: From July, Whiskey With My Book blog brought it to my attention

Dr. Dean Frey is a man of science. His lifelong desire to create a better future for mankind has led him to the prestigious, and highly mysterious, Wilderness Institute of Scientific Research & Technology, as the head of their Robotics Engineering department. Building on the research and designs of others before him, Dean’s own genius culminates in the successful creation of Anthony—the first fully-automated, free-thinking android prototype. And now Wilderness wants to sell Anthony to the military.
Unwilling to allow his achievement to become weaponized, Dean reaches out to a former Wilderness employee with the resources to help him steal Anthony and relocate them both to safety. He’s put into contact with the very secretive Nick and Olivia, who ask for one simple thing in return: trust us, no matter what you see or hear….

Amazon

the-forsaken-pearlTHE FORSAKEN PEARL (BROKEN WATERS SERIES BOOK 2) by Jennifer W. Smith

Recruited to stabilize the duel realms, Harmony Parker is followed into the human world by her new husband. Kodiak left everything behind to be with his mix-blooded wife. He soon realizes he’s lost a vital part of himself caused by the portal crossing—his ability to remain underwater for an extended period of time. Adjusting to their new life tests their fragile relationship, especially when he is offered work on the Great Lakes expedition, ultimately leaving Harmony alone in the world once again.

In the alternate realm, Finn becomes chieftain….

Amazon

THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake

VS NOTE: A cliffhanger ending apparently, from the reviews I scanned

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all three-dark-crownsequal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

Amazon

AWAKENING KISS (WATCHERS KISS BOOK 4) by Sharon Kay

awakening-kissAs part of the Watchers, Rhys is used to all types of combat, pursuit, and interrogation. But hacking and tracking through hidden online channels is where he excels. Shattering codes and sneaking around firewalls comes as easily to him as a swordfight or street brawl with a predatory enemy.

Cooking up sweet new pastry creations is Enza’s dream job. Kitchen appliances never fail her, unlike every computer she’s ever touched….

Amazon

AMETHYST DRAGON (AWAKENED DRAGONS BOOK 5) by Terry Bolryder

With his dark, ominous powers, Dominic, the Amethyst dragon, has learned to keep his amethyst-dragonworld secret.  Bad things happen when he tries to let people in. Now that he’s awakened, he’s determined to help save the world and disappear back into the shadows. Until he rescues Lana, a feisty, damaged human who draws Dom in and tempts him to risk getting close to someone for the first time in so long. Too bad his dream woman has a no-shifter rule.

Lana gets why other women fall head over heels for shifters….

Amazon

SOLAN’S MATE (THE LAST SHIFTERS OF THRACOS BOOK 1) by Marina Maddix and Aubrey Rose

 

solans-mateSIENNA: I hate my life. So do all the other genetically inferior orphans at the Training Center. How much worse could it get than forced diets, grueling exercise and gene therapy designed to tame our curves?

As it turns out, so much worse.

When I discover that I’ve been sold as a sex slave, I’m horrified. When I find out that my two best friends are meant to suffer the same fate, my fear changes to anger. I’d do anything to save my ‘sisters’, even if it means facing down the most terrifying monster on this Godforsaken planet.

SOLAN: I love my tribe. As wolf shifters, we’re at the top of Thracos’ food chain, but if we don’t find a solution to our fertility problem, we’ll die out with a whimper instead of a roar.

As the alpha, it’s all on me to find the answer….

Amazon 

bionic-outlaws-babyBIONIC OUTLAW’S BABYA SECRET BABY SCIFI ROMANCE by Zara Zenia

Elijah: I thought that I knew it all. Until they turned me into a machine and wanted to use me as a weapon. I found love. But as usual, it was time for me to run. Until she found me and told me the impossible.

That she was carrying my baby.

Dana:  He worked for my dad. But then he got fired because I loved him. He’s the only one I’ve ever been with….

Amazon

WITCH’S PYRE (THE WORLDWALKER TRILOGY) by Josephine Angelini

Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained witchs-pyrepower as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know.

Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers―to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian….

Amazon

IMMORTAL NIGHTS: AN ARGENEAU NOVEL by Lynsay Sands

VS NOTE: Apparently there’s an overarching series plot that doesn’t get resolved. As always, sample and/or read reviews and decide for yourself!

immortal-nightsAbigail Forsythe’s life hasn’t been easy lately. Still, if there’s one thing guaranteed to take her mind off an empty bank account and abandoned dreams, it’s a naked man locked in a plane’s cargo hold. A very big, incredibly gorgeous naked man. And when instinct prompts her to free him, Abigail must rely on this stranger for survival . . . a stranger who leaves her thrumming with need every time they touch.

Tomasso Notte knows he’s found his life mate in Abigail. Now he just has to hold on to her…..

Amazon

MIRACLE ABOVE ALL BOOK 1 by Linda Mooney

My name is Casi Clarity. I was 26 years old when I died in 1969. Then I woke up in the 21st century—whole, sane, and unblemished. And at the same age I was when I died.

What’s more, when I came back, I brought a friend with me. His name is Coheed. He’s a miracle-above-allcorporeal spirit, and he is also my protector. Against what, you ask? Well, it seems that ever since my return, I’ve been chased by ghosts. Demons. Ancient evil. Monsters. You name it.

Why are they after me? Because they want to know my secret….

Amazon

SEDUCING STAG (CYBORG SEDUCTION BOOK 10) by Laurann Dohner

seducing-stagStag and the crew of the Varnish are on a mission, responding to a distress signal of a freighter that has been attacked by the Markus Models. Instead of finding the enemy, they discover one sole survivor. Nala’s a human, and having suffered at their hands during his time on Earth, there’s no species Stag despises more. But when the petite woman confuses him for an android and tries to order him around, Stag decides she’ll live—and pay for her slights. …

Amazon

ICE PLANET BARBARIANS AFTERSHOCKS –  A SHORT STORY by  Ruby Dixon

On the day the world shook, everything changed for the barbarian tribe. This short story goes back to the event and gives additional insight. How do Rukh and Harlow fare throughaftershocks the disaster? How does the chief handle the destruction of everything he’s ever known?

This short story is a slice of life and intended to be read after Barbarian’s Taming. It is NOT a stand alone. It is, however, intended to provide extra character insight for those who want to visit the ice planet for a little bit longer.

Amazon

VS: SOMETHING A BIT UNUSUAL, FREE STORY FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO CARA BRISTOL’S NEWSLETTER:

married-to-the-cyborg-red-heartMARRIED TO THE CYBORG

I’m including this for the many devoted fans of Cara’s Cyborg series. Here’s the link Cara gave me: http://carabristol.com/2016/09/married-to-the-cyborg-is-here-free-open-your-newsletters-scifirom/

 

BIG SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE SALE through September Lady of the Star WindFinal-FJM_High_Res_1800x270023rd, over 50 books!!! Includes my LADY OF THE STAR WIND, which was an All Romance eBooks Top Pick!

Here’s the sale url: http://www.smschmitz.com/promo

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Since Amazon rankings change hourly, this screen shot below is a snapshot in time: And PLEASE NOTE Fluency, although a very good book, which I personally enjoyed and talked about on AMAZING STORIES, is science fiction with romantic elements.

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