New Releases in #Scifi and #Fantasy Romance for Wednesday November 30

star-survivorsfinalIt was suggested I add hashtags to the title to help readers find this post on social media. We’ll try it for a couple of weeks and see what we think…

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!

It’s a mix of the genres in no particular order. 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…

And this week I’m going to start with my own new release! I did write this to be a standalone novel…

STAR SURVIVOR by Veronica Scott

The survivors of a terrible wreck meet again—but this time only one can survive.

The long-awaited sequel to The Wreck of the Nebula Dream…

They survived an iconic spaceship wreck together. She never expected to see him again … especially not armed to kill her.

Twilka Zabour is an interstellar celebrity. She built on her notoriety as a carefree Socialite who survived the terrible wreck of the Nebula Dream, and launched a successful design house. But now the man who gave meaning to her life, then left her, is back–this time for the worst of reasons. Will he kill her … or help her survive?

D’nvannae Brother Khevan survived the Nebula Dream in the company of a lovely, warm woman, only to be pulled away from her, back into his solitary life in the service of the Red Lady. Now Twilka’s within his reach again–for all the wrong reasons. Khevan will do everything within his power to discover why Twilka has been targeted for assassination, and to save her.

But Khevan is not Twilka’s only pursuer. Will allies Nick and Mara Jameson arrive in time to aid the couple, or will Khevan and Twilka’s ingenuity be all that stands between them and death?

iBooks      Amazon    Kobo       Barnes & Noble

end-gameEND GAME (FALLEN EMPIRE BOOK 8) by Lindsay Buroker

VS NOTE: any other week I’d have listed this first, so excited! I one-clicked right away.

Alisa Marchenko has reunited with her daughter, and even though she hasn’t figured out how to get Jelena to accept Leonidas yet, she dreams of the three of them starting a new life together. They can return the Star Nomad to its original purpose of running freight and staying out of trouble (mostly).

Before that can happen, Alisa must fulfill the promise she made to Jelena: that she and her crew will retrieve young Prince Thorian, the boy who has become Jelena’s best friend. But Thorian was kidnapped by the rogue Starseer Tymoteusz, the man who wants to use the Staff of Lore to take over the entire system—and the man who may have the power to do it. Alisa doesn’t know why he kidnapped Thorian, but Tymoteusz once promised to kill the prince, so she fears they don’t have much time.

Unfortunately, Tymoteusz hasn’t left a trail of breadcrumbs. Finding him will be difficult, and even if they’re successful, facing him could be suicidal. To have a chance of surviving, Alisa will have to come up with her greatest scheme yet.

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race-to-redemptionRACE TO REDEMPTION by Shari Elder

A woman who lost everything.

Intergalactic storm racing champion Elaina Carteret had it all—fame, wealth, men—until a horrific accident took it away. To get it back, she agrees to pose as Lainie Carter, medical transport pilot and corporate spy. Her risk-taking attitude infuriates Dr. Erik Johansen, who runs the medical outpost with an iron hand, a permanent scowl and the tightest bod on the planet.

A man desperate for redemption.

Unable to forgive himself for a past tragedy, Erik works himself into an early grave. He has no patience for the insubordinate Lainie Carter, who can’t take an order, disrupts routine, and flames his body to ash.

A planet at risk.

When the outpost is attacked, they’re thrown together in a race across the desert to stop a deadly biogenetic weapon. As a fragile trust blossoms between two damaged hearts, their pasts resurface and threaten their growing bond.

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sinnerSINNER (SPACE GYPSY CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Eve Langlais

All he remembers is how to survive.

Waking up not knowing his name probably isn’t the worst thing that ever happened to him. I think. With no memories, he can’t know for sure, and while he chases the thin threads of recollection, he must fight for his life in Lac’uus.

Also known as the pit, Lac’uus is where those with vices come to play. Except he’s not one of the buyers. Sold to pay a debt, Oblivion must fight if he wants to survive and prove cunning if he wants to escape.

Or…he could just stay.

There is no denying the intoxicating adrenaline of the fights, the females offered as prizes alluring. And he might have been content with his lot in life if not for the new concubine who glares at him with such accusation.

The female, a human from Earth, acts as if she knows him….

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fate-of-the-tearlingTHE FATE OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen

In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies—including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.

To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable—she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy—and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne.

Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea—and the Tearling itself—will finally be revealed.

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baby_its_cold_in_space_rosalie_reddBABY IT’S COLD IN SPACE by Various

Travel off-planet for the holidays. Set thrusters to max with these steamy science fiction romance stories by eight exciting authors. Each SFR novella in this anthology delivers the perfect holiday gift–love–to warm readers during the coldest season of the year.

A limited time offer with 470 pages of outer-space romance by New York Times, USA Today, and bestselling authors.

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PASSION OF A WITCH by K. D. Friedrich

In a few weeks, Summer Leery will be mated. For most witches, it’s a time to celebrate, butpassion-of-a-witch Summer isn’t smiling. Her upcoming union is one of convenience, not love, contracted between her family and one of the most powerful families in the coven. As always, Summer’s loyalty remains with her kin and the traditions she’s expected to follow. No matter how much she detests her future husband. With her parents off to secure her nuptials, Summer is eager to enjoy her last moments of freedom.

Kian Lancaster’s relationship with his father is volatile. So finding himself at the bastard’s mercy is the last place Kian wants to be….

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A LOVE OF MAGIC: JACE’S STORY by Jennifer Lee Clayton

a-love-of-magicJace has always been in love with Charlie, his little “Fox!” After so many years of not seeing her, Charlie and her family have finally moved back to their hometown. Jace is ready to play his cards, but he knows the odds are stacked against him. Yet, he is willing to do whatever it takes to get the girl of his dreams. Now if he can only make her see that he is the one for her.
“Challenge accepted!”

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THE UNDYING KING by Grace Draven

VS NOTE: Formerly available as a duology.

The stories are told in whispers, even after so long: of a the-undying-kingman whose fair rule soured when he attained eternal youth. Imprisoned by a sorceress wife in a city out of time and place, he has passed into legend. Few believe in him, and fewer would set their hopes on his mercy. But Imogen has no choice. To break the curse that’s isolated her since birth, she’ll find the Undying King–and answer his secrets with her own…

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COZENED (CYBIL LEWIS NOVEL) by Nancy Givens Kurtz

VS NOTE: A futuristic thriller, no idea as to romance content if any

cozenedCybil Lewis and her inspector-in-training, Jane, are back on the case. Hired to find the missing son of a prominent woman, Cybil is pulled into the District’s sordid political arena of a governor’s family with dark and dangerous secrets, and the determination to keep them hidden.

Cybil will soon learn that anyone can be a little cozen.

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THE SOUND OF SIRENS (THE ARCADIA FALLS CHRONICLES 9) by Jennifer Malone Wright

The Hunters are still in Greece, continuing their pursuit of the original vampire, Pavlos.
The goddess Sostrate has warned them that they will encounter creatures they have never fought before … creatures they did not even know existed.

While the search has come to a standstill and they are only left with research, Oscar finally sound-of-sirensmeets his family. The Sirens have been watching the Hunters and waiting to show themselves. The group, especially Oscar, have mixed feelings about trusting the Siren Clan.

But not only do the Sirens have information about Pavlos and what they might be up against, they also hold the secrets of Oscar’s past that his mother never told him about.

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ROOT OF THE SPARK by Michele Fogal

root-of-the-sparkDell doesn’t want to hide anymore. As the first hermaphrodite on the human colony planet of Ameliaura, Dell has spent the last year trying to blend into the crowd. Dell used to snub the public eye with flamboyance and scandal, but lately the attention just feels like loneliness. After surviving a vicious attack, Dell falls into the arms of Zavvy, a man who has made it his mission to help abandoned hermaphrodite children.

Zavvy has been alone for years. No one can understand why he’s given up everything to take in street children and any hope of romance is out the window….

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ALIEN WARRIOR’S WIFE (BRION BRIDES) by Vi Voxley

This is a prequel to Alien General’s Bride but it is not necessary to read this book before jumping into the novel!

Urenya has been conditioned to be the best version of herself. As a healer, she is held in alien-warriors-wifehigh regard. As the closest friend of one of the most fearsome generals in the Brion armies, she has a delicate role to play. Not only must she be wise and with hands that can heal any harm, but she must also act as a moral compass when the bloodlust of great men around her drive them wild.
But where does that leave her desires? And what if she needs her own damn warrior to fight and bleed for her, instead of standing up for herself on her own all the time?

Narath knows one thing – any problem can be solved with a spear….

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LITTLE MORNING STAR (WICKED CROWN BOOK 1) by  May Sage

little-morning-starAfter nineteen years of being treated like a time bomb by the witches who raised her, Lily Star Morgan tries her luck in the human world. She doesn’t fit in, but she’s determined to stay, and her decision pays off when gorgeous strangers lead her into a world she never knew existed. A world where she feels she may belong, despite the fact that some would stop at nothing to see her dead.

Roth doesn’t know what to do with his young, innocent mate, who was raised in the dark about everything she needs to know….

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BLOOD VOW (KYN SERIES BOOK 1) by Mina Carter

They killed her sister. Now she’ll make them pay…

Her sister slaughtered by rogue vampires, Maria wants blood. Rogue blood. Lots of it. In blood-vowvampire society though, even halfbreeds like Maria are cosseted and protected . She must fool her family into thinking she’s the perfect Kyn lady, fight like the demons her ancestors were, and somehow get rid of the annoying but sexy Kyn warrior who just won’t leave her alone.

He’s the king, so why is he always taking orders from others?

Furious at the Elder Council’s demand that he find a wife, Marak takes to the streets to vent his anger on the rogue….

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RYE (JOYADAN MATES BOOK 1)  by Sadie Carter

ryeFree after years of captivity, Elika finds this new world she now lives in difficult to understand. She doesn’t know the rules, she only has herself to rely on, and the last thing she wants is to repeat the mistakes of the past.
When she volunteers for a mission, it brings her in close quarters with sexy, grumpy, bossy Rye Sanchez. The man she cannot stop dreaming about.
Rye doesn’t trust Elika…..

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JUMPING BARREL (CYBORG SIZZLE BOOK 7) by Cynthia Sax

He requires an Expert. She needs a hero.

Barrel requires an Expert for the Tau Cetian orphans. He’s looking for a female who is willing to commit to a lifespan-long role, who is comfortable with moving off planet, and who, preferably, has the ability to speak the offsprings’ first language.

Nola wants the role Barrel is offering so badly she bends a few truths….

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palace-of-scoundrelsPALACE OF SCOUNDRELS (TWO THRONES BOOK 2) by Nicola M. Cameron

VS NOTE: From October

Spring has sprung in the island kingdom of Hellas, but with no signs of an occupant for the royal nursery Queen Danaë is starting to worry about her own fertility. Her concerns aren’t helped by the arrival of the legendarily conniving Dowager Queen Atilia of Illium–or the woman’s handsome grandson Prince Marcus, on the run after being accused of poisoning his older brother.

In the neighboring kingdom of Ypres, Danaë’s royal husband Matthias is dealing with dangerous family politics and a wolfish duke who has kidnapped a young noblewoman for immoral purposes. Or has he? Can Matthias ward off the threat of civil war, outwit his relatives, and deal with a charming rival in his wife’s own palace?

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FOR GOD AND MARS (A TAKAMO UNIVERSE ANTHOLOGY) by Shona Husk

for-god-and-marsFor God And Mars is inspired by Takamo, a science fiction game created in the early 1980s, and Takamo Universe, the massive multiplayer online (MMO) version now under development. The Takamo Universe back story is based on the writings of Randall Ritnour, game play events that occurred in Takamo, and the creative contributions of a host of Takamo players and fans.

This is the start of the story of Mars, of a planet peopled by humans, and yet not Earth…

Expansion of Will: With the Martian government putting pressure on the Ammanian eastern provinces, civil leader Eshe Tordis faces a tough battle convincing her people to fight back….

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OVERTAKEN (THE WARRIOR CHRONICLES BOOK 6) by K. F. Breene

Reunited with her people, Shanti knows that she must make a move in order to finally put overtakenher duty to rest. But as always, Xandre is one step ahead of her.

For one brief moment when she lets down her guard, Shanti falls into enemy hands. But if Xandre thought she would be a docile prisoner, he was sadly mistaken.

With Shanti running interference, it is up to the boys she has trained, and the army Cayan leads, to fight their way to her side.

The fate of the land will finally be decided.

Which side will be overtaken?

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PURSUING THE BEAR (SHIFTER WARS) by Kerry Adrienne

porsuing-the-bearBear shifters exist. Professor Bria Lane has known this since she was a child. Now she’s returned to the forests of Deep Creek to prove it to the world. She has no idea how close she is to that proof in ruggedly sexy park ranger Derek Poole. Intimately close. But uncovering Derek’s wild side comes with a shattering price.
Like a magnet meeting metal, Derek is drawn to Bria. His destiny. His mate. So beautiful and so vulnerable……

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BELTANE LION by Cindy Spencer Pape

(formerly published as Beltaine Bargain, now with additional material)

Rhodri of Llyan has returned from the Crusades a cursed man. On the way home tobeltane-lion
Wales, a young friend is sorely injured. Rhodri seeks the aid of Selene,
whose gift for healing is as uncanny as her beauty.

Selene’s magic can cure wounds, but she isn’t sure she can break the curse or heal the wounds on Rhodri’s heart? He offers a favor, but Selene is determined to use that to help them both, and maybe bring about the future filled with love that they both dream of…

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GOOD VAMPIRES GO TO HEAVEN: A DEADLY ANGELS BOOK by Sandra Hill

good-vampires-go-to-heavenTwo-thousand-year-old vampire demon Zeb is supposed to spend eternity turning mortal sinners into bad guy Lucipires like himself. That way, they can grow their numbers and fight the vampire angels known as Vangels. But Zeb is a bad boy in a good way—secretly working as a double agent for none other than St. Michael the Archangel in hopes of one day earning his wings. Problem is, Zeb’s betrayal is discovered.

Hello, demon dungeon.

HE WAS VERY BAD . . .

Until Regina, a foxy, flame-haired Vangel witch on a rescue mission, busts out Zeb, along with three oddball Lucipire witches. Hello, temptation! more…

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AIR: THE ELEMENTALS BOOK 2 by L. B. Gilbert

Being an Elemental is in Logan’s blood. Hers is the gift of Air, a vast power she’s still airstruggling to control. Then a Were named Connell hunts her down. His wolf is missing, and he blames her.

A den of werewolves is the last place Logan wants to be. The testosterone alone is enough to make her choke. But she has a mystery to solve. She will find out who is stealing wolves even if kills her.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the enemy has planned…

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COWBOY BEAR’S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE by Scarlett Grove

His mate has collided with his life — but her past is a blank and her future is in danger. cowboy-bears-christmas-surpriseCan he save her?

Connor Milton has given up looking for his mate after years of searching. But when a woman crashes her car into a tree on his ranch not long before Christmas, he’s certain he’s finally found her. There’s one big problem–she doesn’t know who she is.

Mia Royce can’t remember anything about her past or where she was going the night before….

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THE BLOCKADE (FIRST SALIK WAR) by Jean Johnson

VS NOTE: I don’t know what the romantic content may be but wow, sounded like exciting space opera.

the-blockadeThe First Salik War is underway, and the Alliance is losing—their newest allies must find a way to win, or everyone will be slaughtered.
 
Though committed to helping their V’Dan cousins, the Terrans resent how their allies treat them. The V’Dan in turn feel the Terrans are too unseasoned to act independently. And the other nations fear that ending the Salik War means starting a Human Civil War.

Even as Imperial Prince Li’eth and Ambassador Jackie MacKenzie struggle to get their peoples to cooperate, they still face an ethical dilemma: How do you stop a ruthless, advanced nation from attacking again and again without slaughtering them in turn?

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DRAGON’S MAIDEN by Michelle Fox

Dragons were real. History just…erased them. Find out why. Discover the love story that dragons-maidensaved the last dragon. A spark of magic still burns out there, waiting for us to remember what was and will be again.

Alana is just like any other maiden, waiting for her dragon to come… until Queen Elizabeth I declares that dragons and maidens in Scotland be destroyed. Instead of flirting with dragons in search of her mate, Alana is running for her life.

Disguised as a nun, Alana hides in a convent, watching as her future burns to ashes, but just when she thinks all the dragons are gone, a dangerous and destructive one strikes, laying waste to both the convent and her hopes.

The maiden has finally been claimed, and while she should be thrilled, her captor is far from the dragon of her dreams…..

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CHADE ELEMENTAL PALADINS BOOK 3 by  Montana Ash

chadeMax’s arrival into Cali’s world has sparked both hope and controversy for their society as a whole. Change is inevitable. For Cali, Max’s unexpected appearance is a blessing, as she is finally free to be herself; a knight, a woman … a lover. Her easy-going, slightly cynical façade hides a scarred woman who yearns to be accepted. But when Cali meets a sexy, intriguing stranger for a single night of passion, she never could have predicted the consequences. For her mysterious stranger hides a dark secret and could be the key to solving one of society’s most shameful mysteries.

Once one of the most noble and famous members of warden society, Dex’s fall from grace decades ago has left its mark on the once proud warrior….

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DASHER’S FATED MATE (ARCTIC SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by R. E. Butler

When Mrs. Claus sneaks away from the North Pole on Christmas Eve, Santa sends out a dashers-fated-matesecurity team to bring her home before dawn on Christmas Day. The team follows the tracking beacon in Mrs. Claus’s coat to downtown New York City, finding her in the crowded streets of the human city. They hustle her into an alley and use magic to take her home to North Pole City.

Merri Blevins has had a rough night. Not only was her adorable elf costume unavailable at the costume store, forcing her to take a Mrs. Claus costume, but she’s late for a Christmas Eve party in New York City. It’s cold, it’s crowded, it’s late, and a crazy woman dressed just like Merri bumps into her and nearly sends her toppling into the gutter. Could her night get any worse?

When Rhys is called by the security team to return to his bedroom after the Christmas Eve run because of a problem with Mrs. Claus, he realizes immediately that the woman wearing the traditional red dress is not Mrs. Claus but his fated mate….

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SCORPIUS RISING by Rebecca Zanetti

scorpius-risingVS NOTE: One clicked this, love post-apocalyptic stuff.

For Nora Medina it started when she was yanked off a gorgeous Hawaiian beach, still in her bikini top, and onto her ex-husband’s government jet. A microbiologist doesn’t see a lot of emergency extractions, but marriage to Deacan Devlin McDougall taught her plenty about adrenaline. Nora knows it’s more than their unfinished business that has brought the sexy, maddening Scot back into her life. But she’d never have guessed this.

As a soldier of fortune, Deke has seen too much by any standards….

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A HUSH OF GREEK (OUT OF OLYMPUS)  by Tina Folsom

After a devastating heartbreak, Eros, the god of love, is disillusioned with love and refuses a-hush-of-greekto shoot his arrows. As a result, people on earth aren’t falling in love anymore. When Zeus gets wind of it, he’s furious and seeks help from Eros’s best friends and fellow gods Triton, Dionysus, and Hermes. They are tasked with making Eros believe in love again. And what better way than to make him fall in love with the enticing human florist Psyche, who’s just as cynical about love as Eros? more…

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Survivors Meet Again Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedHere’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

I’ve switched to my NEW RELEASE Star Survivor, which is the long awaited sequel to Wreck of the Nebula Dream. (Blurb below the excerpt.)
Here are the first ten sentences of the novel:

She’d known it was a mistake to agree to venture out of her cabin, much less to go to the casino, but her companions had been begging her to join them on this final night of the cruise. A woman couldn’t concentrate on business all the time, could she? Not even to avoid unpleasant realities. A migraine nagged above her eye, threatening to become full blown, and the loud thumping music in the casino aggravated the pain. Twilka Zabour paused at the entrance to the private, high stakes gaming area and froze.

            Oh, yes, a major flashback was inevitable now. Not just because the lights and the music and the crowd were reminding her so forcibly of the last night on board the Nebula Dream, but because of the man standing in the center of a largely female, laughing group of passengers. He stood with his back to her, thank the lords, and all she could see were his broad shoulders and that glossy, unbound mane of hair, but the high roller running the table was a D’nvannae Brother.

            Khevan.

            The memories were a physical pain in her gut as the room spun around her.

star-survivorsfinalThe blurb:

The survivors of a terrible wreck meet again—but this time only one can survive.

They survived an iconic spaceship wreck together. She never expected to see him again … especially not armed to kill her.

Twilka Zabour is an interstellar celebrity. She built on her notoriety as a carefree Socialite who survived the terrible wreck of the Nebula Dream, and launched a successful design house. But now the man who gave meaning to her life, then left her, is back–this time for the worst of reasons. Will he kill her … or help her survive?

D’nvannae Brother Khevan survived the Nebula Dream in the company of a lovely, warm woman, only to be pulled away from her, back into his solitary life in the service of the Red Lady.  Now Twilka’s within his reach again–for all the wrong reasons. Khevan will do everything within his power to discover why Twilka has been targeted for assassination, and to save her.

But Khevan is not Twilka’s only pursuer. Will allies Nick and Mara Jameson arrive in time to aid the couple, or will Khevan and Twilka’s ingenuity be all that stands between them and death?

 

New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for Wednesday November 23

bound-in-flamesI 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!

It’s a mix of the genres in no particular order. 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…

BOUND IN FLAMES by Milly Taiden

Morgan Polley is an empath who helps people. When she meets Tor and his family of dying dragons, she wants to assist them in finding their mates. Except for Tor’s. She wants to keep him and make lots of babies with the big sexy man. It’s getting hard to remember her objective when her hormones go out of whack around him.

Tor Drachen is one of a handful of dragons left on earth, dying due to their mates being targeted and killed before finding each other. He’s been told Morgan Polley will be a mate to one of his kind, but who? more…

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wynters-warriorWYNTER’S WARRIOR  by Mardi Maxwell

A determined alpha warrior…
When aliens make their presence known to the population of Earth they bring the news of impending war with them. The enemy who destroyed their home planets is approaching Earth. Zaryq, the leader of the Za’Artha, is determined that his people survive and repopulate their ranks. They’ll share their advanced technology in return for the right to test human females for compatibility as mates.

A desperate woman……
Wynter Fields lives under the suffocating rule of two powerful political parents. She’s doomed to marry a man she despises, or risk the safety of the only person she loves. When Earth’s women are asked to volunteer for testing she hopes she’s found a way to escape. All she has to do is reach her destination unnoticed….

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colonists-wifeCOLONIST’S WIFE A NOVELLA by Kylie Scott

VS NOTE: This novella was previously published in a collection:

She’ll run to the far corners of space to avoid her violent history, hide her true identity, and pass herself off as a mail-order bride. But no one can escape their past forever. And as for her new husband…well, he’s nothing like she expected.

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CLAIMED  (NIGHTWIND PACK BOOK 1) by Laurann Dohner and Kele Moon

VS NOTE: Ok, so I one clicked this LOL. I love Laurann Dohner…claimeddohner

Kidnapped then released deep in the woods, Brandi is on a harrowing run for her life, hunted by beasts straight out of a horror movie. But there’s an even bigger, more vicious creature in the woods—the deadly werewolf who saves her life. Jason is much more than a man, dangerous and intimidating, and Brandi still finds herself wanting every unbelievably sexy inch of him….

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THEIR BATTLE LORD’S SACRIFICE by Linda Mooney

their-battle-lords-sacrificeEven though the truce between Mutahs and Normals, established by Battle Lord Yulen D’Jacques and his Battle Lady, Atty, is getting stronger and becoming more widespread, there are still divisions. After surviving the trap that had been set for them at Rocky Gorge, Yulen and Atty must return to Alta Novis to see how their people have fared. But after a brief stop in Wallis, they discover that Bloods have infiltrated both Mutah and Normal fortresses, blending in and biding their time until they receive the signal to attack.

Someone is taking control of the surrounding fortresses and using trained Bloods to get what they want, but Yulen will protect his people at all costs….

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barbrians-hopeBARBARIAN’S HOPE (ICE PLANET BARBARIANS BOOK 11) by Ruby Dixon

Seasons ago, I resonated to the quietest of tribesmates, a male content to love me from afar while I was the center of attention. We could have been happy. Despite our differences, I loved him and he loved me.

But then a terrible thing happened…and my world was never the same again.

Now resonance is giving us a second chance, but…I’m afraid. What if what I have with my mate is too broken to be fixed? What if there’s no hope left for us at all?

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THE HUNTED (DRAGONUS CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Jay Shaw

Abducted without a trace, Colonel Mark Holden remains in the clutches of Arcadia’s Grandthe-hunted Chancellor – a maniacal dictator who continues to enslave and experiment on X2 humans.

Meanwhile, far away on an alternate reality Earth, Julia Holden lives a life she no longer belongs to. She spends her days rescuing those who cannot save themselves, and pining for her lost love.

Can the Arcadians achieve galactic domination, or will Hayden rescue Mark before his genetic secrets are stolen?

And when Phoenix City calls, will Mark and Julia return to fight for the hunted?

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ALIEN PORTALS by Ruth Ann Scott

alien-portalsIt’s just a wall. Just a segment of a wall that had once been a part of a building thousands of years ago. But Galadriel is drawn to the dark stone and the mysterious, indecipherable words engraved into it. Some researchers think that they know what those words say, but she thinks they’re wrong, and soon she realizes that the words are inexplicably changing. Galadriel feels that she is the only one who can find out not only how it’s happening, but why. Soon, she encounters a man as strange as he is gorgeous, and what she discovers is that the world is never what it seems.

Vyker has been watching the world end around him his entire life. He is the only hope to save the future — all of them….

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THE STAR OF ANATOLIA (FROM THE FILES OF MISS ANASTASIA GALIPP) by Jamaila Brinkley

Meet Miss Anastasia Galipp. Debutante, know-it-all, and the Home Office’s secret star-of-anatoliaweapon. She gathers gossip in the ballrooms of Mayfair, winnowing through to discover Society’s most unsavory secrets. But her position is a precarious one, and she needs to prove herself to be the spy she thinks she is once and for all. When she’s assigned a case that hits close to home, she thinks she sees her chance. But add in a wedding to stop, a new partner, some dangerous magic, and an unexpected duchess, and Anastasia’s life is suddenly more complicated than she ever imagined.

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FOUND IN HOPE (WOLF CREEK SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by H. R. Savage

found-in-hopeSkylar Asher has finally escaped her hopeless life with her sister in tow, taking refuge with the renowned Wolf Creek pack. She never expects that her split-second decision to take a night for herself could lead to her sleeping with trouble–a deputy.

Jamie Lewis, Second to his pack and deputy of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Department, avoids commitment like it’s a precursor for the end of the world….

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FEATHER (THE HOTEL PARANORMAL) by Bokerah Brumley

And Jane Jones is average in every way. With sixty-seven Jane Joneses on Facebook alone, it’s easy to disappear in Manhattan. So when the universe spins its web of chaos, Jane refuses to interfere. Saving humans is somebody else’s job. After all, as a peacock shifter, she’s just here for the buffet.

When the local wanna-be-a-hero-priest corners Jane in Central Park to warn her that feather-1600x2400she’s an assassin’s target, she’s convinced he’s lost his mind. But it soon becomes clear that a shadow-villain is out to kill her. Plain Jane has a price on her head. Her only hope for survival is joining the priest’s mysterious band of misfits.

When those plans fail, Jane does the most logical thing: she captures the would-be hitman and drags him to The Hotel for the weekend.

In a fancy room with six-hundred-thread count sheets and complimentary champagne, can Jane turn an assassin into an ally?

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MOSAIC ( THE RELIQUARY SERIES BOOK III) by Sarah Fine

mosaicMattie Carver never thought she’d give up her small-town life to become one half of the best magic-smuggling duo in the business. Until recently, she didn’t even know such a business existed. But as an unusually strong reliquary—able to carry vast quantities of magic in her body, undetected—she’s been pulled into an underworld of organized crime and addictive enchantments. And although she’s determined to keep things professional, her partner, Asa Ward, is a temptation she finds increasingly hard to resist….

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7EVEN CIRCLES MERCURY RISING by  K. D. Jones

She was born from the light and forged in the fires of hell to be a warrior.
At least that’s what Cassandra Adira Knight was told and is being thoroughly trained for.7even-circles
But how is she supposed to fight demons and save the world when she can’t even figure out which guy she wants to be with? It doesn’t help at all that her best friend is not talking to her, and that dead bodies start showing up.
Cass better get her shit together because…7even Circles is here and the mercury is rising.

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THE PAIN SEASON: BOOK 2 OF THE COVALENT SERIES by Libby Doyle

the-pain-seasonTonight’s the night. Rainer Barakiel is going to tell me all his secrets. I thought I’d be excited, but I feel like someone shoved a knife into my gut.

Heh. Fitting, considering I met Rainer because of his expertise in edged weapons. The daggers used in that ritual sacrifice became our best lead thanks to him….

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ALPHAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Various

Today’s top selling authors have come together to form a alphas-for-the-holidayscollection that is filled with magic, mystery, mayhem and most importantly happily ever afters.

Over 30 Paranormal Winter Tales of Werewolves, Dragons, Shifters, Vampires, Fae, Special Forces, Witches, Billionaires, Magics, Ghosts, Demons, Immortals, Elves, Gods, Angels, and More!

Contains a mix of previously released books with a few new titles.

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SCORCHED ICE (THE FIRE AND ICE SERIES BOOK 3) by Erica Stevens

scorched-iceJulian will stop at nothing to keep Quinn safe from the vampires seeking to use her for her special abilities. Deciding that desperate times call for desperate measures, Julian sets a plan into motion that will force him to do something he’s managed to avoid for five hundred years.

Willing to do what she must in order to find peace for her and Julian, Quinn agrees to go along with his plan. However, when an old enemy resurfaces, Quinn knows it will take everything she has to keep Julian from going over the edge.

Find out how it all ends in the conclusion to The Fire and Ice Series.

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DENIED (BOOK FOUR OF THE FOREVER FAIRE SERIES) by Hazel Hunter

Though she loses a sister, she finds a new life.

For the first time ever, Kayla has no family. Though her heart tells her otherwise, she can deniedno longer deny the truth. The young woman she had thought was her sister betrays her at every turn. But as Kayla’s life is turned inside out, one constant emerges: Ryan and his pledge of love.

With their winter refuge destroyed, Ryan moves his Fae warriors south. Although it allows them to escape the Dark Fae, he has another purpose. Once and for all he determines to get to the bottom of his lover’s mysterious past, and dispel the long shadow it casts on their future.

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SHIFTERS IN THE SNOW: BUNDLE OF JOY by Various

17 Brand-New, Exclusive, Stand-Alone Paranormal Romances. Never before released!

bundle-of-joyCelebrate the holiday season with 17 brand new hot paranormal romances from some of your favorite USA Today & New York Times Bestselling authors! Burly bears, prowling panthers, charming cheetahs, winter witches, and fiery dragons are waiting to stuff your stocking and heat up your sheets. These passionate heroes and feisty heroines can’t wait to share their little bundles of joy with you!

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DEMONS OF THE FLAME SEA by Jean Johnson

Raised to understand and control advanced magics, the Fae Rii know they must be careful with the wild, abundant energies of their new desert homeland. They must also downplay the awe they inspire in the Bronze Age humans around them. Still, they have managed to create some equilibrium between the two factions, primitive versus demons-of-the-flame-seaadvanced—at least, until new outworlders arrive, tipping the scales out of balance.

Strict and power-hungry, the ruthless Efrijt take the phrase “deal with the devil” to a new level. A treaty may be possible; however, the solution proposed will in turn give birth to a new problem: A chaos that will dance its way through all three races trying to survive in the burning heat of the Flame Sea.

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SPELL DISASTER (SILVER HOLLOW PARANORMAL COZY MYSTERY BOOK 2) by  Leighann Dobbs and Traci Douglass

When elderly witch Enid Pettywood unwittingly summons a demon to Silver Hollow, it’s up to Issy Quinn and her cousins to send it back before the committee finds out. Summoning a demon is a serious offense and no one wants to see Enid suffer the punishment the committee is sure to hand down.

spell-disasterBut a simple plan of vanquishing the pesky demon before anyone notices goes awry when the demon makes the leap from wreaking havoc with the town’s electrical circuits to possessing a human. Even worse, it uses that human to commit murder. When another murder attempt is made, it quickly becomes clear that the demon is looking for a permanent human host… and the Quinn witches have only three days to stop it.

With the town Sheriff investigating the murder, Issy has to avoid casting suspicion on herself while trying to track down the demon and dodge Dex Nolan, the government agent sent to town to study paranormals. Too bad Issy can’t seem to forget the stolen kiss she and Dex shared because she has no intention of getting involved with a human.

When the demon’s evil intentions hit too close to home, Issy is forced to make a sacrifice that may haunt her for the rest of her days. Will she be able to stop the demon before it kills again?

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TAKEN BY STORM by Valerie Twombly

taken-by-stormFang’s enemies made one fatal mistake. They took his mate. Knowing she is the key to unlock what he always believed was a myth, the demon leaves a path of destruction in his wake to find her.

When her best friend disappears, Bethany gets pulled into a world of demons and the fabled Atlantis. Never did she dream one night of hot passion with a sexy protector would lead to life-changing events.

She wears a mask of bravado to fool her captors. He bridges the gap between realms to save her. Together they will become the most powerful protectors of the Lost City.

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BLOOD ASCENDANT (BLOOD STONE BOOK 5) by Tracey Cooper-Posey

The Summanus eat humans.  There are more of them every day.  Humanity can’t win.

blood-ascendantRory Rafferty, theoretical physicist and stunning beauty, is an eight hundred year old vampire with no time for men who want to control her.  At night, she kicks Summanus butt.

Dante Santana is a recently retired pro football player in love with Rory, and more than eager to kill Summanus while he’s waiting for her.

Sasha Mikhailov spies for the GRU, roams the world, an independent man with a gun…until he meets Rory and Dante….

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THE CROWN OF THE QUEEN: A TWELVE KINGDOMS AND THE UNCHARTED REALMS NOVELLA by Jeffe Kennedy

VS NOTE: Previously published in a duology

the-crown-of-the-queenIt’s been a lifetime since librarian Dafne Mailloux saw the coronation of the tyrant who destroyed her family. She did her part to pull him off the High Throne. But his daughter, the would-be Queen, and her sisters must still tame their conquest. If her victory is to last, Dafne must forge peace with the subtle, ruthless methods of a diplomat—and the worst memories of her life . . .

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VS NOTE: This sale will be November 25 and 26 ONLY. Most books not on sale until Nov. 25th:

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VS NOTE: This science fiction romance sale doesn’t start until November 28th:

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Cover Reveal Star Survivor Sequel to Wreck of the Nebula Dream

star-survivorsfinalUPDATE: Now that the 24 hour exclusivity window is finished, I’ve added the complete cover to this post too!

USA Today Happily Ever After is doing the exclusive cover reveal today for my latest scifi romance novel Star Survivor, which is the long awaited sequel to Wreck of the Nebula Dream! There’s also an exclusive excerpt to go with the cover reveal.

I’m not doing preorders – sorry! – as they can be so nerve wracking – but I expect the book to go live next week at all major ebook retailers and will send out a newsletter and announce it here and well, everywhere LOL.

A tease of the cover and the blurb below:

The survivors of a terrible wreck meet again—but this time only one can survive.

The long-awaited sequel to The Wreck of the Nebula Dream

They survived an iconic spaceship wreck together. She never expected to see him again … especially not armed to kill her.

Twilka Zabour is an interstellar celebrity. She built on her notoriety as a carefree Socialite who survived the terrible wreck of the Nebula Dream, and launched a successful design house. But now the man who gave meaning to her life, then left her, is back–this time for the worst of reasons. Will he kill her … or help her survive?

D’nvannae Brother Khevan survived the Nebula Dream in the company of a lovely, warm woman, only to be pulled away from her, back into his solitary life in the service of the Red Lady.  Now Twilka’s within his reach again–for all the wrong reasons. Khevan will do everything within his power to discover why Twilka has been targeted for assassination, and to save her.

But Khevan is not Twilka’s only pursuer. Will allies Nick and Mara Jameson arrive in time to aid the couple, or will Khevan and Twilka’s ingenuity be all that stands between them and death?

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Play the Game Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedHere’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

I’ve switched to Trapped on Talonque, which came out in August. Briefly, part of the book is a scifi take on the Sleeping Beauty tale. The story synopsis is after the excerpt.

We’re further on in the story now than we were last week, and Nate has an encounter in a dream with the mysterious woman. She tells him they aren’t dreaming but communicating, and apologizes to him. Slightly edited from the published version:

“Why are you sorry?” Nate stayed with her first words to him, “You’ve done nothing to harm us.”

“I pity anyone trapped here on this cursed planet. The king will sacrifice you to his hungry gods when you don’t produce the miracles he expects. Demands. I—I didn’t tell him the truth when he asked.” Brow furrowed, she studied Nate’s face. Biting her lower lip, she said, “Honesty on my part would have brought instant death for you – he believes you’re my father’s warriors, come to rescue me, so I agreed with his conclusion. I said you were also sent to retrieve certain possessions because he’s desperate to acquire the marvels my father wielded. My deception may give you time, perhaps a chance to save yourselves – you must play the game.” 

Trapped on TalonqueThe story:

Will an alien sleeping beauty awaken to save him, or destroy everyone around her?

When a Sectors Special Forces soldier and his team crash land on an alien planet, they’re taken captive and given a challenge–win at the violent ball game of sapiche and live. Lose, and they die, sending a mysterious, alien beauty to an even uglier fate. To survive, these soldiers must win the game and find a way to free the dangerous prisoner from her locked chamber.

Nate Reilly and his team are in deep trouble. Prisoners on a backward alien planet, they’re brought before an alien ‘goddess’, sleeping in her high tech seclusion. Nate is astonished when she awakes and establishes a psychic link with him. But her news is not good–he and his men must win a brutal challenge set by their captors, or they will die. She’ll give her aid, but in the end their courage and strength must win the contest.

Bithia sleeps in her chamber, as she has for thousands of years, since her own people unaccountably left her there. Viewed as a goddess by her captors, she must hide her ancient secrets to survive. But only the bravest of men may free her. Can she use her psychic powers to keep Nate and his men alive long enough to help her escape, or will her only hope of freedom die with them?

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Cara Bristol Talks Writer Inspiration – Day Dreams to History

body-talkVeronica: Cara’s one of my oldest friends in the writing world. We first met doing the one of the weekly snippet blog hops and we’ve since done various interviews, met at an RT Conference and been in the Pets In Space anthology together. She has a new book out, Body Talk, which is a sampler of some of her steamy hot scenes from a variety of books (including 5 scifi romance and one paranormal). Take it away, Cara!

Cara: Readers often ask where an author gets story inspiration. My ideas tend to come from daydreams, pure imagination. One of the things I love about being an author is being able to make stuff up! I did a lot of writing as a former newspaper reporter and public relations manager, but I wrote what other people wanted me to write. Now I get to indulge my imagination, and I love it.

I’ve always been a daydreamer—as an adult, I still have imaginary friends. Lol.

Sometimes, however, my stories are inspired by current events, history, or other “real life” scenarios.

I derived Goddess’s Curse, a sci-fi/fantasy romance, from the Greek myth of the Amazons, fierce women warriors who lived apart from men. The idea of a race of powerful women really appealed to me. In myth, the Amazons only sought out men when they needed to reproduce. In my story, a romance blooms between a warrioress and a man with a grudge against her people. My “Amazons” are called Sharona, and the men are Lahon.

stranded-by-the-cyborgThe Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series was inspired by modern day religious terrorism and by my desire to create heroes who are truly heroic—they’re men willing to risk life and limb for others. (It’s what I love about Veronica Scott’s Sectors Romance series, too!) In many other authors’ cyborg romances, cyborgs rebel against an evil government who created and enslaved them. My cyborgs are secret agents, working with a covert government agency (Cyber Operations, aka Cy-Ops) to “save the girl and the galaxy one mission at time.” The first book of the series, Stranded by the Cyborg, was inspired by the U.S. Secret Service, which protects the president and his/her family.  I thought, what if a secret service like agent had been grievously wronged by a former protectee and then many years was asked to protect her again? Would he be able to set aside his personal differences? Stranded with the Cyborg was going to be a single novel, but then turned into the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series.

Educating His Bride is a coming-of-age romantic comedy of a young bride’s sexual awakening in the 1950s. On the surface, the 1950s appears to be an innocent, wholesome time, yet there was a lot simmering beneath the surface. Many sexual icons reached popularity during that time, the term “sex symbol” was coined, Playboy magazine was founded, and sexologist Alfred Kinsey produced one of his earth-shattering reports on sexual behavior, and Masters and Johnson began their sex research by observing people “in the act.” But virginity was still expected of women who married at a younger age (20.3 years average) than any time in US History. Of all the books I’ve ever written, Educating His Bride is probably the best researched—but it’s a light, and fun read.

Goddess’s Curse, Stranded with the Cyborg, and Educating His Bride, are three of eleven stories represented in Body Talk.

An excerpt from Body Talk (Goddess’s Curse)

Sweaty, grunting, rutting brutes the Lahon were.

The description had been dead accurate—yet, wrong. Garat had been all those things—yet none of them. Reena lay panting, her head pillowed on his shoulder. Her body felt languid, like she could float away on a cloud. Did he feel the same? She peeked at his face. His eyes were closed.

Without any effort, she could drift off, too. But she fought sleep to store memories of the amazing experience, how the needful tension had climbed to a pinnacle of bliss.

Thank you, Goddess. She murmured a silent prayer for all she’d received. A new lease on life. The rapture of mating. Not to mention satisfaction of her curiosity about the Lahon. She studied his face. In slumber, he displayed a vulnerability one would not expect from a man with chiseled cheekbones, square jaw, stubborn chin, and bristly skin.

Perhaps it won’t be so bad if I stay awhile. Perhaps there were other pleasures to be discovered. It was said the Goddess had inspired a tome of hedonistic delights. Unimaginable until now.

However, she could not indulge her carnal desires at the expense of her mother’s well-being. Ellynna would be frantic with worry or grief. What would Honna tell the queen? For that matter, what did she believe had happened? Did she assume Reena had died? Nothing else could account for why she’d left her in the clutches of one of the Lahon, whom she hated so fiercely. Garat had turned out not to be a threat, but Honna hadn’t known that.

She watched from the bank while you nearly drowned.

No, she’d panicked in a crisis. All that proved was she didn’t have nerves of stone. That didn’t make her a bad person. A murderess. Garat was wrong.

The truth was that Honna was missing. Reena had only assumed she’d had gone to the palace. Maybe she’d been captured by the person who had shot her and Garat—another reason to necessitate a prompt return. She should check on her cousin. Maybe she didn’t leave me. Maybe I left her.

Perhaps Honna had found a mate she did like. Other male tribes besides Lahon existed on Shalondia. Perhaps, at this very moment, her cousin was curled up next to a warm, slumbering male.

Not likely. Honna hated mating, while Reena, who’d never experienced that hormonal boost had reveled in it. Unless—

She lifted her wrist. Clear as…crystal.

A hand closed around her arm. “How are you doing?” Garat asked. His thumb caressed her skin.

“Fine,” she answered.

“I didn’t hurt you?”

“No.”

He raised her hand to his mouth and brushed his lips over her pulse point. Sharp sensation sizzled. That which was solid melted. Her womanhood spasmed.

She stared, unable to speak.

“You’ve never been fevered?”

She shook her head.

“So you’ve never been with a Lahon before?” He pressed another kiss to her wrist and settled her hand on his chest.

“No,” she croaked and cleared her throat. “Have you ever been with a Sharona?”

He tensed. “Once. Many years ago.”

“It did not go well?” Her heart fluttered.

“No.” His face hardened as if he’d thrown up a barricade. No admittance. Keep out.

Locked inside him was the key to so many questions. She intended to push to see if she could breach the wall, but he expelled a heavy sigh.

“You have been living under the certainty of death, yet you believe me, a stranger, a Lahon, when I tell you, you will live.”

“You would not lie about such a thing.” She had read the certainty, the honesty in his gaze, as if he’d channeled the Goddess herself when he’d relayed the information. And if she needed verification, her strength had improved, her fatigue had lifted. And inside, that presence of the illness was gone.

“If you believe me about that, why can’t you accept the other things I told you?”

She tried to leave the bed, but he hung onto her.

“Let me go! You’re wrong! I refuse to believe such a heinous accusation. Honna is like a sister to me! She is my best friend. How would you like it if I told you your brother had attempted to kill you?”

“I would be devastated, but if he had tried repeatedly, I would be forced to believe you.”

Body Talk blurb

Sometimes the best way to say ‘I love you’ is through touch…

Remember when your favorite paperback books used to naturally open to the scenes you’d read over and over, the ones that made you laugh, tugged your heart or got you hot and bothered? In Body Talk, USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has compiled full-chapter excerpts of the sexiest scenes from her most popular and favorite erotic romances. These story excerpts will tug at your heart, captivate your imagination, and stir your senses. You’ll visit the familiar…and escape to the unexpected in a variety of subgenres including: contemporary romance, BDSM/spanking romance, science fiction romance, romantic comedy, and even a historical romance selection.

Come share some tender, erotic moments in some of Cara’s beloved stories.

Buy Link

Available on Amazon and with Kindle Unlimited http://hyperurl.co/BodyTalkAmz

Author Bio

cara-bristol-315-smallUSA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol writes erotic romance in several subgenres. Her romances have ranked no. 1 in science fiction romance, BDSM  erotica, and holiday fiction on Amazon. No matter what the subgenre,  her books are character-driven stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine and a touch of humor.  Besides her list of fiction credits, she is the author of Naughty Words for Nice Writers, a sex scene thesaurus for romance writers. Cara lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.

Cara’s website: http://carabristol.com/

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New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for Wednesday November 16

fire-moonI 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!

It’s a mix of the genres in no particular order. 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…

FIRE MOON (ALPHAS IN THE WILD BOOK 4) by Ann Gimpel

Cara, a mountain guide with a hard luck past and John, a doctor running as hard as he can from his own demons, become unlikely allies. Fire raging through the Sierras forces them away from their planned route and makes escape a dicey proposition.

Cara struggles to outwit the inferno before it’s too late. John’s long-denied psychic side escapes its bonds, refusing to be ignored any longer….

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alien-generals-babyALIEN GENERAL’S BABY (BRION WARRIORS) by Vi Voxley

As one of the few warriors to ever defeat the Fearless, Brion General Braen is a living legend. Yet when his greatest victory turns to his gravest defeat, the undefeated warrior has to prove himself to the universe… and himself. If matters weren’t complicated enough, his fated, his gesha, appears to him right in the middle of it all. Now, losing is not an option.

Naima is a scientist through and through. She’s seen how love can ruin a life and she wants no part of it. So when she gets pregnant by a man who only deals in absolutes while an ancient unkillable evil wishes to conquer the galaxy, she finds herself between a… well, a monster and a hard general.

With everyone’s lives in her hands, but most of all her own, her child’s and the man’s who she can’t make up her mind about, what does the scientist trust? Her heart or her mind?

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christmas-ice-magicCHRISTMAS I.C.E. MAGIC (CLOUDBURST, COLORADO) by Siobhan Muir

VS NOTE:  “This title was previously published in the Happy Holidays from the Crescent Moon Lodge anthology. It has been re-edited.” I also like her Ice Demons 🙂

For Lily Sinclair, Christmas means sorrow and loss since the death of her twin brother. When her friends want to celebrate at the Paradise Lodge on Mt. Rainier, Lily figures she’ll take the chance to see her brother one more time before ending her life.

As an Ice Demon, Zachary Snow is used to rescuing people in winter, but he’d never rescued anyone like Lily….

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BEAUTY AND THE SPACE BEAST by J. M. Page

beauty-and-the-space-beastMara Duport has always dreamed of home, a place where she belongs. She knows that she has one, but ever since she was a kid, her dad’s been keeping the secret of her origin locked away, refusing to give her any information.

Dad’s been keeping more than one secret. He’s in debt — a lot of debt — and the ruthless pirates he borrowed the money from are coming to collect.

The pirate captain is renowned the galaxy over for his brutishness and cruelty — but when Mara sees his stoic face, her heart races, her mouth goes dry… and she offers herself as payment.

Torak of Basniel has a fierce, uncaring, ruthless reputation to live up to. So when a beautiful, innocent woman offers herself up to him on a platter, Torak doesn’t think twice. What does he care about stealing away this man’s precious daughter? more…

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3013 OUTLAW by Kali Argent

3013-outlawAfter being implicated in a murder she didn’t commit, Isla Blevins seeks sanctuary on the one planet where the Alliance can’t reach her. On Earth, she’s the heiress to a fortune, but on Xenthian, she’s an outsider without a single credit to her name. Heartbroken over the loss of her mother, afraid she could be next, and not knowing who to trust, she can’t imagine how things can get much worse.

Krytos triplets Slade, Bastian, and Knox Cadell have a plan—find the human scroll wanted for murder, return her to Earth, and collect the bounty. It’s simple, easy, no muss, no fuss. After all, how much trouble could one female cause?  more…

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IN THE COURT OF LOVE AND LOSS by Jenna Ives

Kyrie is the Mistress of Justice on Sirene, able to judge a person’s guilt or innocence with a in-the-court-of-love-and-lossmere touch. She is invaluable to the planet’s dictatorial leader, Galen, but Kyrie is dying. Abandoned as a child by her people, the Ouri, when they mysteriously fled Sirene, she’s grown up among the planet’s “other” race. Now, at age twenty-five, she must find an Ourian to mate with or die….

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THE HAUNTING OF HOTEL LaBELLE by Sharon Buchbinder

haunting-of-hotel-labelleWhen hotel inspector, Tallulah Thompson, is called in along with her pug, Franny, to investigate renovation delays, she meets an extremely annoyed and dapper turn-of-the-century innkeeper. The only problem is he’s in limbo, neither dead nor alive, and Tallulah and the pug are the first to see him in a hundred years.

Cursed by a medicine woman, “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em Lucius” Stewart is stuck between worlds until he finds his true love and gives her his heart….

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BLACK MOUNTAIN MAGIC KENTUCKY HAINTS NO. 1 by Megan Morgan

Lorena Mills is a witch, but she’s not very good with potions and incantations. Working for black-mountain-magica government agency that puts down dangerous uprisings of supernatural creatures, she does much more paperwork than spell casting. When her less-than-magical job lands her in the small Appalachian town of Blue Ditch, Kentucky, in the shadow of Black Mountain, her life starts to get a whole lot wilder.

In the forests surrounding the town, Wolvites—twisted, bestial creatures who hunt and kill humans—are posing a threat. When handsome, charming, and altogether reckless local Deacon Kelley insists on taking matters into his own hands, Lorena has more than monsters to worry about. He won’t stay out of her way, and he won’t take no for an answer….

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HIS HOLIDAY MIRACLE by Candace Sams

his-holiday-miracleRorn T’Kar, Commander of Earth ship Verdon, returns home after battling Earth’s enemies for five long years. His one regret is that the woman he still loves, and who broke their engagement, was killed in battle.

Lyra Dench broke her engagement to the handsome Rorn so she could join the Infiltration Corps. Due to the secrecy of her mission she couldn’t tell Rorn why she left him almost at the altar.

Five years later Rorn finds himself home again on Armistice Day. The allies have won, but he’s lost his heart. For him, homecoming is a bittersweet experience until the love of his life suddenly arrives back home, on his front lawn. Rorn makes a vow. Whatever it takes, he’s not letting her walk away again. He’s got the second chance he’d hoped for; he’s got his holiday miracle.

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FOR THE BEAR’S EYES ONLY (GRIZZLIES GONE WILD) by Kelly Lyons

Life as Alan Carman knew it is over. After he was captured and tortured by a mysterious for-the-bears-eyes-onlyenemy, the lawyer’s latent grizzly-shifter DNA was triggered. The old Alan is gone, and in his place is a terrifying vicious beast that lives and breathes for revenge. He will track down the person who did this to him-and it’ll be the last thing he ever does.

Tonya Kappes refuses to let Alan run headlong to his death….

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ANDROMEDA by Ginny Lynn

VS NOTE: From October

andromedaShe’s a fortune telling psychic who also happens to be a four-hundred-year-old vampire living as a human. When a vision divulges her destined mate, it also reveals he’s destined to die in her arms because of what she is.

He believes he can change their fate and chooses to be with his enchanting psychic. But just when things heat up between the two, her maker comes back to possess her body and own her very soul.

Both mortal and maker fight for the power in her touch, but only one man can have her body. Will the love of mortal and vampire be enough to survive the coming battle?

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BATTLE OF THE HEART by Jessica Florence

Thalia and Tristan have overcome trial after trail in their journey.battle-of-the-heart
Not even death could part them.
But now a new threat plagues the recently wedded couple.
Thalia’s pregnancy scares the gods.
Never has there been a union of a Greek demigod and an Egyptian god….

 

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FLYING THROUGH FIRE (DARK DESIRES)  by Nina Croft

Winged monsters have been seen in the skies, and a pestilence follows in their wake, threatening the very survival of mankind. Only the crew of the Blood Hunter knows where they come from, and only one man has the flying-through-firepower to send them back—Thorne, a human/dragon hybrid in possession of mental powers beyond comprehension.

Candace Decker doesn’t need anyone to look after her—she’s a badass werewolf more than capable of protecting herself and those she loves….

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WICKED LEGENDS BOX SET by Various

wicked-legends“A boxed set unlike any other before it, filled with the perfect blend of Dystopian, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and SciFi Romance….this collection will satisfy your cravings with sorcery, genies, necromancers, space pirates, shifters, and more! Travel to new worlds or discover ones hidden right beneath your nose…”

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TEMPTED BY THE GARGOYLE by Lisa Carlisle

tempted-by-the-gargoyleVS NOTE: Broke down and one clicked this as I was adding it to the post! I love gargoyle stories and the sample sounded good…was released in October.

The eclipse of the red Supermoon sends crowds into Boston for an evening hyped up for a night of passion, one not to be missed. Police Officer Larissa Riley wants nothing to do with the media-driven event, but her friend convinces her they to move on with their lives after the bombings. They visit a new gothic-themed club where Larissa is disturbed by the attractive stranger eying her.

Roman, a gargoyle shifter and commander of the Stone Sentries, patrols from the rooftop of a club on the night of the eclipse. The Supermoon bodes danger and he puts all his sentries on watch….

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legend-of-banzaiTHE LEGEND OF BANZAI MAGUIRE PART 1 and THE the-scarlet-empressSCARLET EMPRESS PART 2, both by Susan Grant

VS NOTE: From the Whiskey With My Book blog article, cover reveal and interview with Susan on November 12th about these two revised and reissued titles: “The 2176 Freedom Series is a 2-part sci-fi action romance series/serial that includes The Legend of Banzai Maguire (Part 1)and The Scarlet Empress (Part 2) at approximately 75,000 words apiece. Originally, the “2176” series consisted of five books written by four different authors following a series bible in a world that I created. The publisher subsequently went out of business and the rights to books 1 and 5 reverted to me. Recently, I took on the huge task of modernizing and rewriting both to stand completely separate from the old series. It was a labor of love that I hope will provide hours of edge-of-the-seat reading pleasure. It also opens up exciting opportunities for more stories in the 2176 Freedom world: Rim Riders, Clones, Warlords, Raft City Pirates, Revolutionaries, and more!”

For more information on the two books, you can read the rest of the excellent article on the WWMB blog or follow the buy links:

LEGEND: Amazon      iBooks

SCARLET EMPRESS:  Amazon      iBooks

BODY TALK   by Cara Bristol

body-talkVS NOTE: This is a sampler of sexy scenes from Cara’s various novels, including 5 scifi romances and one paranormal romance.

Remember when your favorite paperback books used to naturally open to the scenes you’d read over and over, the ones that made you laugh, tugged your heart or got you hot and bothered? In Body Talk, USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has compiled full-chapter excerpts of the sexiest scenes from her most popular and favorite erotic romances. These story excerpts will tug at your heart, captivate your imagination, and stir your senses. You’ll visit the familiar…and escape to the unexpected in a variety of subgenres including: contemporary romance, BDSM/spanking romance, science fiction romance, romantic comedy, and even a historical romance selection.

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LOOK TO THE SUN  by Emmie Mears

look-to-the-sunVS NOTE: I have no idea about the romance element…but the plot sounded kinda cool.

The National People’s Voice speaks for Sanmarian and all of Kael.

For fifteen years, they have ruled Kael in relative peace.

For fifteen years, they have quietly snuffed out dissent wherever they found it.

Rose Abernethy and Beo Mataya are two strangers drawn together by one thing alone: Red Sunrise, a book no-one else seems to have read. A book only two types of people ever ask about — collectors…and the NPV. A book both Rose and Beo feel was written just for them.

As winter falls in Sanmarian’s cobbled streets and the fifteen years of seeming calm seethe into violent protests in the city square, Red Sunrise’s secrets pull Rose and Beo into the twisted mysteries of Sanmarian’s past and into the centre of a forgotten tragedy that inked itself into the city’s very blood.

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AUDIOBOOKS

And last but not least, a note that Lindsay Buroker has two of her Fallen Empire series novels on audiobook now! Here’s her Amazon Author page

And my own Star Cruise: Marooned audiobook is included in this opportunity to win a giveaway:

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She Spoke Basic Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedHere’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

I’m switching to Trapped on Talonque, which came out in August, but I never shared excerpts here (I don’t think). Briefly, part of the book is a scifi take on the Sleeping Beauty tale. The story synopsis is after the excerpt.

“She must have been lying there for centuries, maybe thousands of years, judging from the multiple layers of building remnants we passed through on our downward trek. You expect us to believe she spoke to you? And apologized in Basic?” Haranda’s voice conveyed his skepticism. “Captain, whatever equipment was running in the room obviously affected you—”

“I know what I heard.” Nate decided to ignore the edge of insubordination in the cadet pilot’s voice in the interest of discussing the phenomenon, “The private communication was the same female voice speaking out loud in the room, so what I heard in my head had to be her.”

“Maybe close to a language you were hypnotrained for on a past mission?” Thom asked. “I admit this local stuff don’t activate any of my stored files.”

Nate shook his head, “Basic, she spoke Basic to me – how could an alien woman entombed here all this time know Basic?”

Trapped on TalonqueWill an alien sleeping beauty awaken to save him, or destroy everyone around her?

When a Sectors Special Forces soldier and his team crash land on an alien planet, they’re taken captive and given a challenge–win at the violent ball game of sapiche and live. Lose, and they die, sending a mysterious, alien beauty to an even uglier fate. To survive, these soldiers must win the game and find a way to free the dangerous prisoner from her locked chamber.

Nate Reilly and his team are in deep trouble. Prisoners on a backward alien planet, they’re brought before an alien ‘goddess’, sleeping in her high tech seclusion. Nate is astonished when she awakes and establishes a psychic link with him. But her news is not good–he and his men must win a brutal challenge set by their captors, or they will die. She’ll give her aid, but in the end their courage and strength must win the contest.

Bithia sleeps in her chamber, as she has for thousands of years, since her own people unaccountably left her there. Viewed as a goddess by her captors, she must hide her ancient secrets to survive. But only the bravest of men may free her. Can she use her psychic powers to keep Nate and his men alive long enough to help her escape, or will her only hope of freedom die with them?

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Thank You To All Veterans

Thank you from my family and me to every man and woman who is now, or has served this country, to keep us strong and free.

Veterans Memorial Day

NOT meant as a sales pitch – Today is the final day to get your copy (or gift a copy) of the Pets In Space anthology and have us donate 10% of the cover price to the wonderful Hero Dogs, Inc. charity, which trains and provides service dogs to veterans in need. One of our authors is a veteran and we all have family members who have served, so we’re proud to support this excellent cause.

If you’d like to check the book out, here are the links:

iBooks    Amazon    ARe     Nook      GooglePlay     Kobo

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New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for Wednesday November 9

warriorI 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!

It’s a mix of the genres in no particular order. 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…

WARRIOR (GALACTIC GLADIATORS BOOK 2) by Anna Hackett

VS NOTE: I’m SO excited that the second book in this great new series is out already and I’m going to read it today!

Weapon, brute, gladiator, warrior… Sirrush warrior Thorin has been called many things. As a warrior of his people, he was a dark, dangerous weapon until even his own family were too afraid of him. Sold into slavery in the Kor Magna Arena, he has long ago earned his freedom. Now he enjoys the violent but rewarding life he’s carved out for himself. Until he rescues one small, smart, and perplexing female from alien slavers.

Regan is determined to make a place for herself in her new home. She may not have the skills to fight in the arena, but she’s smart and knows she can help…even as she fights her attraction to the big, bold, and fascinating Thorin….

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cosmic-sutraCOSMIC SUTRA by Jessica Subject

VS NOTE: This was formerly in the First Ladylove anthology

When Victoria is offered a scholarship to attend Thanh Academy for her last year of university, she jumps at the opportunity. Nothing could be more practical in her psychology studies than to travel to the other side of the universe and live amongst the life forms she strives to learn from.

Upon her arrival, she is met with hostility. Convincing the other students she is not like those from Earth who came before her takes time, but eventually she is embraced by a small group of friends, including a sexy female alien she fantasizes about on a daily basis.

Based on past experience, will Victoria keep her lust hidden deep inside to prevent losing a friend? Or will she confess her feelings to Kaye and possibly find her one true love?

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leopards-furyLEOPARD’S FURY by Christine Feehan

With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre made a new life far from the brutal lair of shifters she was born into. Though she is all too aware of her leopard-shifter blood, she never felt the sensation of a wild animal stirring inside her. Not until Alonzo Massi walked into her bakery. The powerful shifter is as irresistible as he is terrifying, but his icy demeanor tells her to keep her distance.

Alonzo knows better than to let himself get involved with someone like Evangeline. She doesn’t deserve the type of danger that follows him, or the threat of his Amur leopard. But even with his lean muscle and iron will, Alonzo isn’t strong enough to stay away from the one woman who can make him feel at peace. And when their secret lives draw a mortal threat, Alonzo unleashes the feral passion he keeps pent up inside himself.

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haunted-redemptionHAUNTED REDEMPTION by Rebecca Royce

What’s more terrifying…
What you can’t see,
Or what you can’t remember?

Since her divorce, Kendall Madison has been in over her head. Between trying to make ends meet, raising three kids, and hunting ghosts,
Kendall just can’t seem to find balance in her life. When she finally lands a job right up her alley, she hopes it’s a sign for better things
to come. She couldn’t be more wrong…

Hiring Kendall to locate and eliminate ghosts is Malcolm Fallons’ best way to get close to her….

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newbornNEWBORN by Ed Hoornaert

Jo Beaverpaw is born fully dressed, well-armed, and impatient to tackle her Destiny. Namely, killing her alien nation’s most wanted fugitive. Her programmers want her to live a few hours, kill, then die.

But something goes wrong.

Darby Lapierre has the thankless task of protecting Jo’s target while the woman heals from gunshot wounds. It’s a hard job, but not impossible for a skillful bodyguard like Darby.

Until, that is, Jo shows up at the private hospital after an accident. Beautiful, naive, young Jo knows nothing about life and love, and wants Darby to teach her. Just until she’s well enough to attack her Destiny, of course…

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timeless-heatTIMELESS HEAT by Susanna Eastman

Adrift in space after a strange cosmic phenomena sent them into severe sexual heat, intergalactic trader Joran Zoma and his business partner, Max, are dying. Time is running out, and only a woman from the distant past can save them.

Ava Fisher, recently divorced and deeply unhappy, is trying to move away from the hurt and bitterness of her past. Then she’s kidnapped by two strangers—aliens from a different time and place. More astounding is their claim that she carries a rare hormone and must mate with them to save their lives.

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SUNSHINE MATED (OUACHITA MOUNTAIN SHIFTERS BOOK 8) by P. Jameson

Mason Miller is a lion in hiding. But what he hides from is nothing tangible. With no sunshine-matedenemy to fight, he drowns out memories of the past using his sexual prowess to keep up his playboy reputation around Lake Haven Lodge. And when that no longer works, he throws himself into fighting other people’s battles. There is one last clanmate’s safety to secure. A Sorcera of Light who has captured his attention with her gentle grace and patient eyes. She’s the sunshine he thought he’d never feel again. But she’s threatening to pull back the shadows he’s wrapped himself in. The shadows that hide him from his past….

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DARK ONE’S MISTRESS (DARK ONE TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Aldrea Alien

dark-ones-mistressFor centuries, the people have lived under the protection of their so-called Dark Lord. Now, with news of his death reaching the quiet village of Everdark, rumour whispers that his son, Lucias, is hunting for a mistress to beget him an heir.

Seventeen-year-old Clara doesn’t put much stock in village gossip, until she finds herself forcibly taken to the Lord’s fortress….

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ONE TRUE MATE 2: DRAGON’S HEAT by Lisa Ladew

Graeme made his way to Serenity for one very specific, hopefully-deadly reason, but a few friendly wolf shifters on the Serenity Police Department almost made him reconsider his centuries-old death wish. one-true-mate2His body, however, remembers it well, acting upon it when he is unable.

Heather Herrin has just received news that threatens to change everything for her, but when she sees a half-naked beast of a man in a hospital bed, he takes center stage in her thoughts, giving her some relief. Until he runs hot then cold so often she almost gives up on him, having no way of knowing he’s someone that will make her entire life make sense…

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THE BURNING LIGHT by Bradley P Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler

VS NOTE: Apparently a novella and I have no idea if there’s any romance but sounded cool.

burning-lightDisgraced government operative Colonel Chu is exiled to the flooded relic of New York City. Something called the Light has hit the streets like an epidemic, leavings its users strung out and disconnected from the mind-network humanity relies on. Chu has lost everything she cares about to the Light. She’ll end the threat or die trying.

A former corporate pilot who controlled a thousand ships with her mind, Zola looks like just another Light-junkie living hand to mouth on the edge of society. She’s special though….

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BELLE CHASSE: A NOVEL OF THE SENTINELS OF NEW ORLEANS  by Suzanne Johnson

With the wizard-elven treaty on the verge of collapse, the preternatural world stands on belle-chassethe brink of war. Unless former wizard sentinel DJ Jaco manages to keep the elven leader, Quince Randolph, focused on peace and not personal matters.

With no one on the throne, Faerie is in chaos, with rival princes battling for power. The still-undead pirate, Jean Lafitte, is building his own army of misfits, and DJ—stripped of her job and hiding in the Beyond to avoid the death sentence handed down by the wizard Council of Elders—can’t get anywhere near her beloved New Orleans or her significant something-or-other, Alex….

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Vivienne Savage

beauty-and-the-beastPrincess Anastasia Rose dreams of attending school, but her plans are put on hold when war begins between her father and the beastly lord of a nearby castle in the mountains.
Prince Alistair isn’t an ordinary dragon. He’s a shifter afflicted by a curse, unable to become human again until he finds his true love. When a mortal king’s adventurers trespass in Alistair’s territory to steal a rare flower, the prince decides to steal a valuable prize of his own.

Author’s Note: This is a magical retelling of the beloved tale written for an adult audience. Reader discretion is advised.

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VESSEL OF POWER by Michelle O’Leary

VS NOTE: From October

Lia must stop the elemental prince at all costs. Prince Destin is searching for the Vessel of vessel-of-powerPower, an object containing the might of the gods. His soulless father will use it to destroy their world, starting with her family. Lia will do whatever it takes to protect the Vessel, except she can’t seem to end this magnetic prince of fire….

Amazon      iBooks

UP WISH CREEK (ONCE UPON A DJINN BOOK 3) by B. E. Sanderson

VS NOTE: From September, sounds like a fun series going on here…

up-wish-creekFor Jo Mayweather, genie life is far from perfect, but it was finally beginning to settle down after the incident where she accidentally glassed over part of the Florida Panhandle. Her enemies have been quiet. The Djinn Council has left her alone. Her traitorous ex-lover has disappeared. Finally, she has time to figure out who’s behind the conspiracy to ruin her life. But setting her feet on that trail means discovering things from her past she’d rather not know, facing her parents in their newest incarnations, and getting a mission from the gods that she’s not sure she can complete. All in a day’s work, right? Sometimes Jo wishes she had a different occupation. Too bad wishes don’t work that way.

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CURSE ON THE LAND (A SOULWOOD NOVEL)  by Faith Hunter

VS NOTE: Set in the Jane Yellowrock world. From reviews, the romance element appears to be light but maybe building as the series continues?

Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding curse-on-the-landstrength only in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded—even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals comes with dangers of its own….

After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more….

Amazon     iBooks

BLACK BULLET (THE ORDER OF THE SENARY) by L. D. Rose

Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle black-bulletagainst the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species…

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HATCHED (DRAGONS OF PREOR) by Celia Kyle w/a Erin Tate

VS NOTE: Is that cover adorable or WHAT???!

Taulan joi Lana Coburn, War Master of the Preor third fleet, is finally having his wishes hatchedgranted. He has a mate and will soon have two dragonlets to protect and love. But only if he can live to see them born. Or, as his Lana says, hatched.

This short story is set in the DRAGONS OF PREOR world and does not stand alone. It should be read after ZADRI and is a little bite of family life for those who fell in love with the Preor dragons.

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IMMORTAL SAVIOR (AN IMMORTAL PROPHECY SERIES BOOK 2) by J. G. Sauer

Immortal Dory Winthrop hasn’t been the Chosen One for long, but she’s already discovered that the responsibility immortal-saviordoesn’t come without its share of trials and triumphs. Now, she and her Warrior—the man she loves, face a new threat: someone is targeting Immortals, and they aren’t excluded from the list. Together, they must discover the motive behind the deaths and unmask the killer before the lethal plan spills over into the mortal world placing humanity at risk.

New Immortal, Warrior Kaden Crenshaw, is an ex-cop abruptly pulled into a compelling and mysterious world filled with limitless possibilities, a world he’s just beginning to explore….

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FATES ALTERED (HALVEN RISING BOOK 1) by Jules Barnard

VS NOTE: Teen/YA; free as of the time this listing was done

Humans are beneath her kind, but Fae princess Theodora Rainer must escape the Fae fates-alteredrealm, or marry a man she despises.

California farmer Alex Rosales is the responsible one. He stays out of the trouble his older brother gets into–someone has to hang onto the farm. But when Alex finds Theodora hiding out on his property, caution is nowhere in sight. She has the beauty of an angel, with deep secrets Alex can’t penetrate.

No matter how hard he tries, Theodora won’t let Alex in. But when he breaks his own rules and invites her to stay with him, he glimpses her heart–only to discover something powerful seeks to tear them apart….

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JARICK (WARRIORS OF ORBA BOOK 2) by Zara Zenia

After escaping Palzu’s clutches, Jarick and Victorinth split up from the group and end up jarickhopping on a train to land in a small town just outside of a larger city. That city contains one of the most secretive and powerful laboratories in the world, the Trojan Group.

They have been on alert due to signs of actual extraterrestrial life sensed in the vicinity. One of the lab techs, Madison, is able to track down the two aliens, leading to their capture.

At first, it seems as though the Orbas are just going to be studied, but Madison learns that some of the higher-ups in the group have been replaced with alien lookalikes who want to kill Jarick and Victorinth.

Madison is able to get them out of there without too much trouble, but the aliens are now aware that she knows they’re hiding in plain sight.

They need to find a way to escape. In the process, Jarick finds that he really wants Madison….

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the-weaverTHE WEAVER by Emmi Itaranta

VS NOTE: Another one that sounds cool, no idea about the romance if any.

The author of the critically acclaimed Memory of Water returns with this literary ecological tale in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin and Sheri S. Tepper, in which an innocent young woman becomes entangled in a web of ancient secrets and deadly lies that lie at the dark center of her prosperous island world.

Eliana is a model citizen of the island, a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs. She also harbors a dangerous secret—she can dream, an ability forbidden by the island’s elusive council of elders. No one talks about the dreamers, the undesirables ostracized from society.

But the web of protection Eliana has woven around herself begins to unravel when a young girl is found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the stones outside the house….

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aliens-rulesTHE ALIEN’S RULES by Maggie Carpenter

VS NOTE: From early October

After several months of exceptionally vivid, wonderfully sexy dreams in which she is visited by a mysterious stranger who punishes and pleasures her as he sees fit, one night Ellie awakens to find herself in an unfamiliar place. She is lying naked on a table in an odd, purple-lit room, exposed and vulnerable, and the man who looms over her is devastatingly handsome yet definitely not human.

Introducing himself as Valodar, he gently explains that he is an alien from another world…

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CURSED TRILOGY BOX SET by Amy Braun

cursed-trilogyVS NOTE: Box set of previously published novels

Now available in a single ebook collection for fans of the “Supernatural” TV show, CURSED tells the story of Constance Ramirez, a hardened young woman determined to protect her adopted sister, Dro, from the bloodthirsty demons hunting her– and from Dro’s own deadly powers. As the sisters cross paths with demon slayers, psychics, and angels, they become tangled in a dangerous web that brings Constance’s past back to haunt her. Protecting her sister and her new allies will test Constance in ways she never imagined– though she may be too human to survive it.

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AFTER ATLAS  by Emma Newman

VS NOTE: A hard scifi murder mystery, not romance

Gov-corp detective Carlos Moreno was only a baby when Atlas left Earth to seek truth after-atlasamong the stars. But in that moment, the course of Carlos’s entire life changed. Atlas is what took his mother away; what made his father lose hope; what led Alejandro Casales, leader of the religious cult known as the Circle, to his door. And now, on the eve of the fortieth anniversary of Atlas’s departure, it’s got something to do why Casales was found dead in his hotel room—and why Carlos is the man in charge of the investigation….

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THE LAY OF AOTROU AND ITROUN by J. R. R. Tolkien

VS NOTE: How often do I get to announce a new release by Tolkien LOL? It’s been out of print for 70 years, it’s a poem and there’s NOT a happy ending according to Wikipedia.

lay-of-atrouSet ‘In Britain’s land beyond the seas’ during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless Breton Lord and Lady (the ‘Aotrou’ and ‘Itroun’ of the title) and the tragedy that befalls them when Aotrou seeks to remedy their situation with the aid of a magic potion obtained from a corrigan, or malevolent fairy. When the potion succeeds and Itroun bears twins, the corrigan returns seeking her fee, and Aotrou is forced to choose between betraying his marriage and losing his life.

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