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 and iBooks.)
Also, I usually include only the beginning of the book blurb…
THE LEOPARD KING (ARS NUMINA BOOK 1) by Ann Aguirre
Proud. Imperious. Impassioned.
Until three years ago, those words applied to Dominic Asher, the leader of Ash Valley. His family has ruled the feline branch of the Animari for hundreds of years, guiding the pride through perilous times. Unspeakable loss drove him into seclusion, a feral beast nobody can tame. Now he’s wrecked, a leopard king in exile, and he wants nothing more than to die.
Fierce. Loyal. Determined.
Fortunately for Dom, those words still apply to Pru Bristow, his dead mate’s best friend. She’s had her heart broken too, but she never quits….
ZADRI (DRAGONS OF PREOR BOOK 5) by Celia Kyle as Erin Tate
What’s a single, pregnant woman supposed to do when her family wants that baby gone? Go to Preor Choosing Station Tau and hope a dragon shapeshifting alien is her mate, of course.
Delaney Cole found her mate among the Preor only to watch him die—through his own eyes thanks to the Knowing. Now, what’s she supposed to do when she discovers that her second mate is the male who’d killed her first? It doesn’t matter that he’s gorgeous, that his peach scales invite her touch, and his thick muscles make her fingers tingle with the need to caress him. She shouldn’t want such a violent, deadly male, but… she does.
Zadri was born a son of Syh, orphaned and unwanted, and he never imagined actually having a mate….
BEYOND REACH by Jessica E Subject
VS Note: The author sez on her website: Beyond Reach was previously published with another publisher. It has been revised into a darker story than the original, and expanded to give the hero and heroine a harder, but much more satisfying happily ever after.
Abandoned by her parents…Born on Earth, Nixie was left on the planet Schedar when her parents returned home. Growing up on the pleasure planet, she follows in the footsteps of the woman who raised her, and learns the art of erotic massage. But Nixie yearns for a different life, one where she receives as much pleasure as she gives.
A runaway prince…In an attempt to escape his arranged marriage, Prince Mekai flees…
ALPHA GEEK by Milly Taiden
Lioness shifter Scarlett Milan hates that she wants her boss more than her next breath. All she thinks about is how his black-rimmed glasses and bow tie are sexier on him than any other man. But since he’s human, she’s afraid she could break him, even kill him, during a night of wild sex.
Knox Daniels, wimpy bean counter, has lusted after Scarlett since the moment he met her. …
BATTLE OF THE GODS: THE UNBREAKABLE SWORD SERIES BOOK 4 by S. M. Schmitz
In the final Battle of the Gods, whom can you trust?
Cameron and Selena must find Nuada’s heir before the war begins, but Mithra and an Aztec heart-stealing god have complicated their mission. And finding the Tuatha Dé’s next ruler and combatting gods who want them dead aren’t the only problems facing the young couple; they also must find themselves….
SCAVENGER’S MISSION (THE SKYRYDERS BOOK 1) by Liza O’Connor
Meet Alisha: A young woman who refuses to live the life her parents want.
In a single month, Alisha Kane has gone from a wealthy debutante to street girl to scavenger. While testing her new flying skills in the Cully Canyon, Alisha incurs a near-death crash landing. She’s “rescued” by a colonel of the SkyRyders and her life changes forever.
Meet Logan: A SkyRyder colonel in charge of a sleepy fort with little to do other than arresting the occasional scavenger.
For the first time in his life, Logan’s attracted to a young woman, only she’s probably a scavenger and he’ll have to arrest her.
FREEDOM BOUND: ALBATROSS EPISODE 5 BY Jayne Fury
VS NOTE: Listed in Kindle Short Reads
Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space!
Firefly meets Buck Rogers and a bit of boudoir. Corrie Scott isn’t a fainting female in need of rescue. Follow the series on convoluted romps through space with smart, super sexy females and their companions.
Corrie Scott is an out of work fighter pilot and she’s no fainting female in need of a rescue….
THE BUILDERS by Tonya Cannariato
Earth’s alien progenitors have returned. For Tara Shifflet, abuse survivor and meeting planner, that wouldn’t be as big a deal as getting home to her therapy cat, except that getting anywhere in the U.S. is dicey in the wake of public uproar about first contact. For Navenah, a short-term assignment with vague directions to find generators to save her dying race leads to frustration and misunderstanding. The two women find unexpected pleasure together, but will that solve the galactic die-off?
ZEUS LOST GODS BOOK 1 by LaVerne Thompson
What if you woke up one day and found out you used to be a god? But you don’t care when you can’t save the one you love. Unless you claim your legacy and your powers, even if you have to kill your father to do it.
Zeus found he would do whatever he must to make sure Kassia lived. She was an innocent.
Kassia lived her life for the last year under a death sentence….
CRASHING INTO DESTINY (WINGS OF ARTEMIS BOOK 3) by Rebecca Royce
VS NOTE: Author says there are two books per heroine and cliffhangers.
When one man can’t steal her heart,
She gives it to five of them.
Restless and uncertain, Diana Mallory has no idea what path in life she wants to take. Unable to choose between marriage, pursuing a career, or spending her life praying with the Sisters of the Universe, Diana struggles with the course of her future. But when she’s thrown through a black hole, her choices all vanish. Suddenly, her only focus is surviving life on the ice planet.
Life on a strange planet isn’t as it seems. With five men vying for her heart and body, Diana grapples with her feelings for each of them….
FALL OF THRONES AND THORNS (THREATS OF SKY AND SEA BOOK 3) by Jennifer Ellison
VS NOTE: YA/Teen, romance may be mild to minimal?
War hurtles in, a typhoon over the sea.
After Bree’s life was torn apart, Nereidium had represented a haven to her. A place that—if she could save it—was beyond the King’s reach.
And, at last, she’s arrived upon its shores. But things in Nereidium are not what they should be.
The land is plagued by a rash of mysterious earthquakes, the likes of which it’s never known….
MAKE ME HUNGER (ISLE OF THE FORGOTTEN BOOK 2) by Tiffany Roberts
A Demon with a silken tongue…
His village burned and people scattered, Baltherus’s dominance over the island has come to an end. All seems lost until a group of Justicars arrives with a violet-eyed elf who presents both a rare opportunity and an irresistible temptation.
A Woman he couldn’t control…
Born of mixed blood, Amnestria Sylmae has spent her entire life trying to overcome her mother’s shame. After being taken into the High Mage’s confidence, she finally has a chance to prove her worth….
TERRA’S VICTORY (DESTINY’S TRINITIES BOOK 7) by Tracy Cooper-Posey
Beth, Lindal and Zack are frantically directing the last phase of the war against the Grimoré when Lindal’s father, the king of the elven world, demands Lindal return home to take up his predestined role, never to return to Earth. If Lindal refuses, the elves may withdraw their badly needed fighting forces.
Meanwhile, as the trinities work to defeat the Grimoré and their vampeen minions, questions rise. What will happen to the trinities when the war is over? What if the bonding ceases to hold them together?…
SHIFTED IN SEATTLE by Lisa Medley
No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.
Sasquatches have roamed the Pacific Northwest for centuries, hiding in the wilds of the northern territories and protected by the Lummi nation.
When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first date with Ruby Parsons goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong, he’s faced with betraying his clan or losing his only chance at true love and a normal life. Sometimes love gets hairy.
ZEALOT (HIDDEN SOULHUNTER BOOK 3) by Colleen Vanderlinden
Fearless. Tireless. Unstoppable… Zealot.
Death’s hunter and her New Guardians have been woefully incapable of ending the rise of the undead who now plague the world, their mindless, hungry ranks increasing faster than Eunomia can cut them down.
Human governments grow weary of the immortals and the dangers they bring to the world. Desperation reigns, tempers flare, and the immortals find themselves on the brink of war from all sides.
If only that was the worst of Eunomia’s problems.
An evil still walks among them, one that continues to elude Eunomia and her hunters, and everything Eunomia, Molly, and the rest of the immortals have fought so hard to protect is crumbling…
…along with E’s love life……
BARBARIAN (BARBARIANS OF ZANDIPOR BOOK 1) by Kim Fox and Juno Wells
I went camping once.
Two hours later, I was checked into a Holiday Inn, lying on a table and getting massaged by a muscular Swedish man named Sven.
If I can’t survive on a campground, how can I survive by myself on an alien planet?
And that’s exactly where I am.
The flowers are as big as cars, the bugs as big as dogs, and there’s no Holiday Inn in sight.
Oh, and did I forget to mention…there are freaking dinosaurs here!
I would have been their lunch if it wasn’t for Turic, my blue alien savior.
He’s no Sven but he has other ways to please me…
And this muscular alien with the heavenly tongue is making this harsh alien planet feel like home.
LEVEL GRIND: JUSTICE CALLING:MURDER OF CROWS:PACK OF LIES:HUNTING SEASON by Annie Bellet
VS NOTE: Including this because it seemed like an interesting series. An Omnibus only available as paperback or hardback? Individual stories are out on kindle. Apparently as an urban fantasy the romance grows over the series…anyone want to weigh in here and tell us more?
An omnibus of the first four books in the USA TODAY bestselling fantasy series–collected together for the first time in one volume. Jade Crow is a sorceress hiding from the most powerful sorcerer in the world: her ex-boyfriend.
Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress.
Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho, hiding from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers–her ex-boyfriend Samir…..
AND LASTLY – VS sez: From Author Shea Malloy, a signup if you want to read SAMPLERS of upcoming Celestial Mates stories : 12 SHORT YET SIZZLING HOT READS OF THE UPCOMING CELESTIAL MATES BOOKS. SIGN UP at http://www.celestialmates.com/updates/ TO BE THE FIRST TO READ THESE SPICY EXCERPTS ALL FOR FREE!