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…
GLADIATOR (GALACTIC GLADIATORS BOOK 1) by Anna Hackett
VS NOTE: A new series from Anna!!!
Fighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy’s lawless outer rim…
When Earth space marine Harper Adams finds herself abducted by alien slavers off a space station, her life turns into a battle for survival. Dumped into an arena on a desert planet on the outer rim, she finds herself face to face with a big, tattooed alien gladiator…the champion of the Kor Magna Arena.
A former prince abandoned to the arena as a teen, Raiden Tiago has long ago earned his freedom. Now he rules the arena, but he doesn’t fight for the glory, but instead for his own dark purpose–revenge against the Thraxian aliens who destroyed his planet. Then his existence is rocked by one small, fierce female fighter from an unknown planet called Earth….
THE KRINAR CAPTIVE by Anna Zaires
Emily Ross never expected to survive her deadly fall in the Costa Rican jungle, and she certainly never thought she’d wake up in a strangely futuristic dwelling, held captive by the most beautiful man she’d ever seen. A man who seems to be more than human…
Zaron is on Earth to facilitate the Krinar invasion—and to forget the terrible tragedy that ripped apart his life. Yet when he finds the broken body of a human girl, everything changes. For the first time in years, he feels something more than rage and grief, and Emily is the reason for that. Letting her go would compromise his mission, but keeping her could destroy him all over again.
NOTE: This is a full-length, standalone romance that takes place approximately five years before The Krinar Chronicles trilogy (aka Mia & Korum’s story). You do not have to have read that trilogy to enjoy this book.
DRAGON BOND by Ruby Lionsdrake
VS NOTE: Not really a sekrit but Ruby is also Lindsay Buroker and I love her books under either name!
General Zala Shaylinor has led her troops against the dragons since they first invaded her homeland. Respected by her soldiers and wielder of a powerful storm blade, she’s a dedicated warrior who would never seek out love in the middle of a war. All she wants is for her people to be able to walk the world without fear again.
But when a captured prisoner turns out to be a dragon magically chained in human form, she finds herself noticing his striking violet eyes and his powerful presence. Surely, he’s more than the lowly captive he seems….
SAIL (HAUNTED STARS BOOK 1) by Lindsay Loucks
Nineteen-year-old Absidy Jones is a ghost magnet, a sensitive person spirits flock to when they can’t cross over. After her brutal past escaping the hordes of ghosts vying for her attention, she spends her reclusive existence melting down iron into bite-sized pieces. Whether alloy or wrought, ancient paper clips or nails, consuming iron is the only thing that keeps the ghosts away.
But when Absidy’s sister goes missing in deep space, a dangerous place brimming with rogue planets, ship-eating nebulas, and vicious aliens, Absidy vows to find her….
HADES: MODERN DESCENDANTS by L. B. Dunbar writing as Elda Lore
Persephone Fields is just an average girl: beloved daughter and loyal friend. One night decides her Fate, when the prince of The Underworld becomes her savior and her kidnapper. …
DOM (GALACTIC CAGE FIGHTERS BOOK 11) by K. D. Jones
He’s half alien and ex-fighter from the streets turned business man.
She’s a human computer genius with a taste for the wild side.
What happens when a dominant meets his dream submissive?
Fireworks like nothing the galaxy has ever seen!
PRINCE OF HONOR (HOUSE OF TERRIOT BOOK 1) by Nancy Gideon
VS NOTE: I believe this is a revised version of an earlier release.
Could the bargain they made to save their lives become their reality?
Turow . . .
Strong, silent man of integrity content to serve his new king as a prince in the turbulent shape-shifter House of Terriot. A tracker and relentless hunter, he’s used to running trails alone until charged with returning a traitor to their mountain top home to face the unforgiving judgment of their clan. Isolated with the bad girl he’s loved forever, the choice between duty and desire has never been more difficult . . . or deadly.
Sylvia . . .
Manipulative schemer or victim caught between a mother’s ambition and a rogue prince’s lust for power?…
TWO WORLDS COLLIDED by Karen Michelle Nutt
Evie Reid, on a whim, agrees to travel back in time to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel’s path of destruction. She’s smart with a college degree, but she’s still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy’s smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he’s destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path.
Bellamy isn’t keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.
RENEGADES BOOK 2 OF THE WILDBLOOD by S. A. Hoag
Protecting their home, an isolated northern stronghold known as The Vista, has been the first duty of Team Three. Now they scatter across the Front Range of a post-apocalyptic North America, in an attempt to determine where their enemies are hidden and if they have any true allies.
It’s rumored that Team Three has gone renegade. With Wade in Colorado, Shannon in parts unknown, and Mac running the Cody base outside of The Vista’s jurisdiction, it looks like it’s possible….
SHIFTERS AND SPICE: A SHIFTERS ROMANCE BOX SET by Various
If you dream of shifters, this set of 20 brand new shifter stories featuring USA Today and New York Times best-selling authors has you covered. Whether you like them large and in charge or sleek and sexy, you’ll find the right story to spice up your night in these pages….
GEMINA: THE ILLUMINAE FILES .02 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
VS NOTE: I loved the first book so much I actually bought the hard copy after I read it on kindle so I could enjoy the nifty formatting of emails, journal entries, diagrams and transcripts. Marie Lu did the journal illustrations on this one. It’s scifi with romantic elements IMHO.
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion….
GHOST MAKER (THE GHOST SEER NOVEL) by Robin D. Owens
Clare Cermak has a gift for speaking to ghosts of the Old West, but in the latest from the author of Ghost Talker, she may soon join their ranks…
With Clare’s health fading, she and her partner—the love of her life—detective Zach Slade, head to Manitou Springs, Colorado, in search of the only healer who can help them: the ghost of Sister Juliana Emmanuel, whose healing skills live on in the afterlife….
FLAME (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Michelle M. Pillow
Vin (aka Flame) can’t believe he’s in yet another holding cell. Stupid Earthlings wouldn’t know fun if it bit them in the hindquarters. Speaking of fun, the hot little number who claims she’s a guard at the jail has been making his body respond in ways he’s very happy about. If only she’d get on board with the plan and help him escape back to his ship. First she’d have to believe he’s an alien. Right now she’s taken to thinking he’s crazy.
DRAGON HEARTSTRING (A VALE OF STARS PREQUEL) by Juliette Cross
VS NOTE: Saw this one on the Whiskey With My Book blog.
Demetrius Cade has long since let go of his prejudice against Morgonkind, the dragon hybrid race his father taught him to hate. But what he never saw coming was the Morgon woman who would finally teach him to love.
Shakara Icewing has watched Demetrius Cade from afar for years….
DEFY THE DAWN (A MIDNIGHT BREED SERIES BOOK 14) by Lara Adrian
VS NOTE: Published in August
Daywalker Brynne Kirkland survived a hellish upbringing as a product of a madman’s lab. Tough, driven, and devoted to her work in law enforcement, Brynne has never dared to risk opening her heart to anyone–least of all a handsome immortal from a world on the verge of war against hers.
Atlantean warrior Zael left the intrigue of his realm several lifetimes ago, along with the battles he fought as one of the queen’s legion….
UNLUCKY CHARM (BLACK KAT BOOK 0) by C. J. Weatherley
VS NOTE: Prequel to Black Kat
Being a Super isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…Trouble follows Officer Katherine Carter wherever she goes, and her latest antics are drawing attention from the media, the Chicago Police Review Board, and a gorgeous glowing man with abilities as strange as her own. Her unique physical talents get her into hot water at work as things get steamy with Officer Antonio Valdez, who might just have a few new career options for her, among other things.
Meanwhile, illusionist Hugh Harrison is attracting his own firestorm of unwanted attention….
ALIEN MINE (THE PRUXNAE SERIES BOOK 3) by Lucy Varna
Single mom Rachel Hunter has not one second to spare in her day between rearing two daughters, running a thriving goat farm, and keeping tabs on her eccentric brother. Not to mention an ex-husband who’s in prison for murder and a local gang leader harassing her at every turn! Then a gorgeous, tattooed man crashes into her fence and she finds out exactly what it means to have her hands full.
Pruxnae Dyuvad ab Mhij is sent to Earth by a mysterious Net telepath to protect a young girl, from what, the ‘path doesn’t say….
RESTORED BY GORDIN (OLODIAN WARRIOR ROMANCE NO. 5) by Mychal Daniels
Ellery Chambers is a relationship expert. She’s been able to help countless others find love and fix broken relationships. When she finds herself living in a land were everywhere she looks relationships are thriving and growing, what is she to do? No one needs her and she’s lost without anyone to help.
For her, it had always been about helping others with their relationships. The running joke was, if you can’t do it for yourself, help others. Now the only relationship she has to work on is her own. Can she have a chance at the one thing she’s always longed for but never had?
Emperor Gordin, Emperor and Ruler of Olodia and the Olodian galaxy, has lived to see his children become adults and start to have children of their own….
REBORN (PRINCESS OF THE BLOOD BOOK 1) by Jane Ederlyn
Marie Josette d’Orgemont, cousin to Louis XVI, watched in horror as a rogue creature took her husband’s life before turning on her. A powerful vampire swept in and spared her life, but she never suspected surviving meant immortality or the price she’d have to pay to protect her surviving son.
Centuries later, in Miami, with her family on the verge of extinction, Marie is preoccupied with the continuation of her human bloodline. When she meets sexy and persistent Odin Ulfsson, his icy-blue gaze and burning touch are hard to resist. Will a forbidden romance with the Nordic werewolf be the key to her happiness, or will it set in motion a wrath that endangers not only her last human heir but her entire existence?
EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC by Carolyn Gregg and Linda Mooney
Gus Balfour has lived with his “shortcomings” all his life. He’s been picked on, made fun of, and obviously had problems in the bedroom. But through the years, he’s learned other ways to please the ladies. Or so he thought. When his girlfriend leaves because he simply doesn’t have enough to give, he decides it’s time to take matters into his own hands…or well, maybe a surgeon’s. After learning about the complications and exorbitant costs that go along with the surgical enhancement, he thinks all hope is lost. But a name and number left by his housekeeper could change his life. Syan isn’t the old, wrinkly witch he was expecting, but she quickly proves there’s no job too big, or too small, when you’ve got the magic touch.
WORLDS COLLIDE (ALPHA ALIEN ABDUCTION TALE BOOK 2) BY J. L. Hendricks
Can Natalie get past her abusive ex-fiance and find true love with an alien?
Natalie is on a journey to realize that maybe being abducted wasn’t so bad after all. Before she can learn that, she will realize what her old fiancé was really like, and how her new life might be just what she wanted all along. And maybe she can even find a way to help the human slaves aboard her ship.
Zelan wanted to settle down, but as a pure-blood, he realized his chances of love with a human, or anyone, were very low. He is very patient with Natalie, and shows her the love and attention every woman deserves. Will he win her heart? more…
RACE THE DARKNESS (FATAL DREAMS BOOK 1) by Abbie Roads
IF HE LOSES, SHE DIES
Her voice haunts his thoughts; her whispers fill his days
But when he discovers the woman of his dreams is real
He’ll race the clock to save her before she’s lost to him forever
Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, criminal investigator Xander Stone struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night—the voice of a woman begging him to save her.
Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except…
THE MASKED CITY (THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY NOVEL) by Genvieve Cogman
The written word is mightier than the sword—most of the time…
Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai—a dragon of royal descent—is kidnapped by the Fae, her carefully crafted undercover operation begins to crumble….
TWO SOULS (TWENTY SECTORS BOOK ) By Debra Dunbar
VS NOTE: No idea about the romantic content. I enjoyed the excerpt I read but haven’t read the entire book.
Something dark is on the horizon and humanity is unprepared.
Admiral Drake Lokenmran is a hero having led the human fleet to victory against the Shani, but today’s hero can quickly become tomorrow’s scapegoat. When three freighters vanish in the Null Zone, the blame falls squarely on Drake’s shoulders. He must discover who’s responsible and stop them before more ships are lost….
DEADLY DEMON FIRE (WICKS HOLLOW WITCHES BOOK 1) by Nola Robertson
Working with Alex’s family is hard on a good day. Then add being magically challenged and the only St. Claire without a private investigator’s license and life is downright difficult. When the Wicks Hollow coven hires her uncle’s firm to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three witches, she is determined to solve the case—and she isn’t going to let the lack of a license or an interfering and gorgeous wolf shifter get in her way.
Ex-cop and shifter Mason Connor believes taking the job at St. Claire’s Investigations is his last chance for redemption….
NEVER FEAR THE TAROT – DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW? by C. L. Wilson, Heather Graham and more
This anthology contains twenty-six stories based on the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana and the four cards of the Minor Arcana.
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors combine their talents to deal out twenty-six dark tales influenced by the Tarot.
A DRAGON’S DESTINY (DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Tina Glasneck
GOING BACK TO FIND YOU (KINDLE WORLDS NOVELLA) by P. G. Forte
Because even a vampire deserves a second chance.
When Jason Cook boarded the train to San Francisco, he didn’t plan on coming back. He never really thought he’d see Nebraska or Lizbeth Petersen ever again. But when an unexpected turn of events threatens the woman he’d loved and lost, he has no choice but to go back and try to make things right.
Lizbeth never thought she’d see Jason again, either—and she’s not so sure she wants to see him now….
aHUNTER4GOTTEN (aHUNTER4HIRE BOOK 6) By Cynthia A. Clement
He’s been held captive for thirty years. She’s being chased by an alien organization. When their paths cross, will they be able to find freedom together?
Eogan is a Hunter, an elite alien warrior who has been imprisoned on Earth. He has waited patiently for the chance to escape and when it comes, he’s ready. Time is of the essence as he travels to reunite with his fellow Hunters. When he finds Hester fighting for her life, he saves her. Together, they must escape the enemies pursuing them. Despite Hester’s reluctance to believe his growing bond to her, Eogan vows to protect her no matter what the cost.
Hester Adams is a professor of archaeology who is intrigued by Gobekli Tepe and alternative history theories….
OUTBACK HEAT (ALPHAS UNLEASHED) BY Lexxie Cooper
Searching for her missing uncle, Katy-Lin Yunker finds herself in the isolated, mysterious Australian Outback town of Kangaroo Creek. The whole town seems to have a secret, one that her heart tells her involves her AWOL, eccentric uncle. She’s at her wits end but determined to find him, no matter what the cost. And then the sexiest man she’s ever seen walks into the bar and things get really…dangerous.
Dean Singleton has tried to deny the animalistic nature of his species. A dingo shifter with a profound connection to the ancient magic of the land, Dean knows surrendering to his inner animal may lead him down a path he cannot come back from….
NOT SO LITTLE GREEN MAN (CELESTIAL MATES) by Celia Kyle w/a Erin Tate
What’s a big, bad (sometimes green) alien to do when he wants a mate who isn’t motivated by greed? Contact Celestial Mates. After all, their business is romancing the galaxy.
Since she’s creeping up on the age of bearing service, the Earth government wants Jassa to have a baby and then hand it off for a family to raise, but Jassa wants her own family. Which means calling Celestial Mates. One questionnaire, a bit of blood, and a race to get away from the Department of Population, and she’s got her wish—tall, sexy as hell, and occasionally green alien Vroe, the High Warlord of Vialea.
Vroe aches for a mate who doesn’t see him as just a rise in status. He wishes for warmth and affection and goes to Celestial Mates to find… Jassa Marizen…
A TASTE OF HONEY by Kai Ashante Wilson
VS NOTE: A novella in the Sorceror of Wildeeps series
Long after the Towers left the world but before the dragons came to Daluça, the emperor brought his delegation of gods and diplomats to Olorum. As the royalty negotiates over trade routes and public services, the divinity seeks arcane assistance among the local gods.
Aqib bgm Sadiqi, fourth-cousin to the royal family and son of the Master of Beasts, has more mortal and pressing concerns. His heart has been captured for the first time by a handsome Daluçan soldier named Lucrio….
AND: iBooks is running a special science fiction romance promo!
So if you read your books on an iPad or iPhone or any other Apple device, please go check out the promo event! Star Cruise: Outbreak has been priced at $2.99 and many of the other books have been reduced in price for this limited time as well. (Pets In Space supports a charity, Hero Dogs, Inc., so we didn’t reduce its price, but the anthology is an excellent way to sample scifi romance and try out nine authors!)