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…
OK, this week I have one! PETS IN SPACE, with eight other authors (S. E. Smith, Susan Grant, Cara Bristol and more)! WE made it all the way to #2 in Hot New SciFi Romance Releases and #218 in Kindle overall on the release day 🙂
Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?
New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Best selling authors have eight original, never-released stories and one expanded story….
PHOENIX RISING by Bethany Shaw
The invasion has begun, and he’s the only one who can stop them.
Zephyr Cree has made it his mission to stop the aliens that have been terrorizing the galaxy. He takes his warship to the planet Earth to rescue what he can of the human race. But when he meets a human, Addison Montgomery, he is inspired by her tenacity, and maybe just a little bit smitten with the gorgeous human. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but fate has other things in mind for him.
Stranded in a remote location during an alien invasion was the last thing Addison Montgomery expected when she ventured out on a fieldtrip with a bus full of second graders….
SPARK (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Michelle M Pillow
Mining ash on a remote planet where temperatures reach hellish degrees doesn’t leave Kal (aka Spark) much room for dating. Lucky for this hard-working man, a new corporation Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides is ready to help him find the girl of his dreams. Does it really matter that he lied on his application and really isn’t looking for long term, but rather some fast action? Earth women better watch out. Things are about to heat up….
ACROSS OUR STARS: HAMISH by A. Payne and N. D. Taylor
VS NOTE: This came out in August but sounds really intriguing and there’s another book in the series, released last year but these seem to be standalones.
Two years after awakening on a surgical table, Hamish Lockhart returns to the military with a host of cybernetic upgrades implanted by his captors. While he desperately seeks a normal life, some members of United Command view him as a weapon, a construct to use. Others aboard the HMS Jemison see him as a friend, comrade, and even brother.
When the Empress personally assigns him to investigate his own abduction, he’s eager to bring his butchers to justice. But Hamish won’t be alone. A Royal Navy intelligence officer is assigned to accompany him on his mission, a woman with keen wit and even greater psychic power…
BOND:STARGAZER ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Tasha Black
Posey Quinn has always believed there was more to the world than what she can see. So when she arrives in Stargazer with her head full of conspiracies and high-end hairspray, she isn’t entirely surprised to learn that instead of donating eggs for tuition money, she is being asked to make an alien fall in love with her, and become an ambassador for humankind. What she doesn’t expect is how irresistible Bond is, and how hard it will be not to lose her own heart to the man who plays her body like a violin.
Bond is on Earth to fill one human female with as much pleasure as she can bear, a mission he’s finding very agreeable….
BURNED BY FIRE (BLOOD AND MAGIC BOOK 3) by Danielle Annett
Aria’s pyrokinetic ability has always been hard to control, and being pulled in so many directions, isn’t making it any easier. Now she has to help Inarus, a foe turned friend who is being targeted by the Human Alliance Corporation—the very organization he once worked for.
But the HAC has more than just Inarus in their sights. Aria finds herself going deep into enemy territory to save a witchling child with never before seen powers, that the HAC has kidnapped to further their own ends….
FORGED IN FIRE (MOONLIGHT DRAGON BOOK 4) by Tricia Owens
VS NOTE: When I saw this one, it sounded so good I went back and bought Book 1 and read it, loved it, now have Book 2 on my kindle. Really a fun series. Romance elements not too heavy but there! And a dragon….always a plus in my book! Book 4 is an August release.
As the most hated magickal being in Las Vegas, Anne is on edge and nervous about what’s on the horizon. Sure, she has her boyfriend Vale by her side along with her quirky friends, but the magickal community is large, and the target on her back is even larger. When she and her friends find a dead shapeshifter in the streets who’s carrying a piece of paper with her name on it, she just knows things are about to get hairy…and she’s not wrong….
THE DRUID GENE by Jennifer Foehner Wells
VS NOTE: The first two books by her were scifi with romantic elements so this may be as well, but I really enjoyed her other books.
Darcy has a ten-thousand-year-old secret buried in her genetic code.
As a second year medical student, her life revolves around classes, studying, and her boyfriend Adam—until she treks through the desert, touches some mysterious stacked stones, and a network of glowing blue lines radiates under her skin.
Then she saw the spaceship. And it was coming for her.
She faces impossibly bad choices and a missing boyfriend….
LICENSE TO SHIFT (GRIZZLIES GONE WILD) by Kathy Lyons
Julie Simon returns to Saginaw, Michigan, to find her ailing father’s missing research on local shapeshifter lore. Unlucky for her, the only person who can help her is the darkly sexy Mark Robertson, the guy who spent an entire summer giving her the cold shoulder-and one white-hot night of pleasure…
Mark is a hair’s breadth away from going feral….
WOLF’S CLOTHING (LEGEND TRIPPING BOOK 2) by E. J. Russell
For Trent Pielmeyer, the answer is run like hell — away from his hostile family, away from the disbelieving cops, and far, far, far away from anything that smacks of the supernatural. After seven years’ captivity in a whacked-out alternate dimension, he is so over legend tripping.
When Christophe Clavret spots Trent in a Portland bar, he detects a kindred spirit — another man attempting to outrun the darkness of his own soul. But despite their sizzling chemistry, Trent’s hatred of the uncanny makes Christophe hesitant to confide the truth: he’s a werewolf, one of a dwindling line, the victim of a genetic curse extending back to feudal Europe.
But dark forces are at work, threatening more than their growing love. If Christophe can’t win Trent’s trust, and if Trent can’t overcome his fear of the paranormal, the cost could be Trent’s freedom and Christophe’s humanity. Or it might be both their lives.
WOLF BETRAYED (TALON PACK BOOK 4) by Carrie Ann Ryan
The Talon Pack continues with the daughter of a traitor, the man who can never be her lover, and another man she should never want…her enemy.
Charlotte Jamenson was born to the Pack that threatened the world, but grew up in the one that saved it. She’s spent her entire life repenting for lies and faults that were never hers to bear. When she falls for her best friend, Bram Devlin, she thinks she’s finally found forgiveness for the blood in her veins; only a mating bond never came.
Bram knows there’s something missing within his mating with Charlotte, but there’s nothing he can do about it….
VENTURI PART FOUR by Annie Nicholas
Castaways on an alien world, where everything is trying to kill me from dragon-like creatures, to torrential storms, to the radiation that is slowly cooking me from the inside out.
The only thing keeping me alive is Venturi, my mate.
His people have something that can save my crew but we must brave the jungle once more to reach them.
I only hope that some of them are still alive.
ALIEN ROMANCE: KALAZARON KORIN by Maia Starr
After escaping a forced marriage on her home planet of Merton Loy, Silver Brooks
longs to see Earth and be with her own human kind. However, she ends up on a
strange cold blue planet inhabited by a dominant alien warrior race, the Kalazaron.
She expected to become a slave captive. Yet, she didn’t expect to find passion.
The Kalazaron warrior Korin Hafa is on a mission to rise to the ranks of General and
will let nothing stand in his way….
A VERY JAGUAR CHRISTMAS (HEART OF THE JAGUAR BOOK 5) by Terry Spear
As a protector of all jaguar-kind, Guardian agent Demetria MacFarlane isn’t surprised to get a call near Christmas-but when she’s sent to protect a cub whose species she didn’t even know existed, her holiday season gets complicated. And it doesn’t help that her partner is a distraction of the hottest kind.
Hotshot JAG agent Everett Anderson can handle dangerous poachers and wildlife traffickers, no problem…but kids? Everett fears he’ll be stuck cub-sitting under the Christmas tree, but working with one sexy Guardian she-cat may be the best present he’s ever gotten….
CREATUS ANIMUS by Carmen DeSousa
If we allow enmity in our hearts, war is inevitable…
For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Now, one rogue faction plans to retaliate by ridding the world of humankind.
Only one division of creatus, with the strength and numbers to fight the sinister sect, stands between humanity and a new world order….
DUBAI DOUBLE CROSS (CORPORATE SERVICES BOOK 1) by J. C. Hay
On the run. Out of Control.
From the underworld of corporate infighting…
Heavily modified and highly skilled, “acquisitions expert” Elsie Briggs worked behind the scenes of the corporate world’s espionage wars. Or she had, until her most recent target turns up murdered and she’s forced to go on the run with the only person who can exonerate her, the victim’s lover and personal assistant.
…To the city’s glittering towers…
Plucked off the street to be the plaything of one of the richest women in the world, Na’im thought his life was finally complete; his obedience and the suite of cybernetic modifications he carried were a small price to pay for life at the top of society. Until his boss is murdered and his only ally is the professional thief hired to rob them….
TEETH LONG AND SHARP: A COLLECTION OF TALES SHARP AND POINTED by Jeffe Kennedy, Grace Draven and more
VS NOTE: Five spooky stories from some Mistresses of Fantasy…I don’t believe there’s much romance at all but I’m including it because I always enjoy these authors!
BAD BETA by Susan Bliler
Emma is in serious trouble! Shifters are after her land and she’s forced to approach the wolves she knows live on a neighboring mountain in hopes of getting their assistance.
Hayes Morrow is the bad Beta of the Voshall pack. When Emma waltzes into his territory seeking help from his pack, he’s the first to shoot her down. His Alpha has other ideas…
COURTED BY THE MOUNTAIN PRINCE by Frankie Love
Prince Hunter: An arranged marriage is the last f*cking thing I want.
But this country is my home, and there’s no way in hell I’m leaving.
Which means I’m marrying this straight-laced princess who seems to think resisting my royal c*ck is going to work.
Every time she pulls away, I want her more.
I’ve got a reputation that scares her.
But what scares me more is the fact that I’m actually falling for this girl.
Princess Violet: Leaving my bankrupt island for this frigid mountain is the last thing I want.When my father sends me off to marry a wild prince in exchange for a dowry that can save the country, I do my duty….