New Releases in #SciFi and #Fantasy Romance for Wednesday December 14

moonshadowIt 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…

MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

VS NOTE: I one clicked this because so many people have told me I MUST read her, so I thought maybe I could start with this new series, but set in the Elder Races world. I have a feeling if I start the Elder Races series, I might disappear for weeks LOL.

Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….

Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces.

He has given his body and soul to fight for his people….

Barred from his homeland along with his surviving brother knights, Nikolas Sevigny is embroiled in a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear. Only by uniting his people’s resources can they hope to prevail against Isabeau, the deadly Queen of the Light Court. He will do anything and use anyone to return home to Lyonesse….

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beyond-surrenderBEYOND SURRENDER (BEYOND SERIES BOOK 9) by Kit Rocha

VS NOTE: Dystopian

She’s the heart of O’Kane liquor.

For years, Nessa has been focused on work. She keeps the whiskey—and the money—flowing, and life is sweet. Sure, she’s tired of being everyone’s baby sister, and she longs for a man who can stand up to her overprotective O’Kane brothers. But she never thought she’d meet him in the middle of a war.

He’s the brains of the revolution.

War is all Ryder knows….

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hungry-touchTHE COMPLEX: HUNGRY TOUCH by Shona Husk

The small population of Incubi in the Complex is clinging to old traditions and shunning contact with other species. Each year, the Incubi fight for the privilege to lead and mate. Only one can win. Kearn Layk never planned on winning, only doing better than last year’s previous dismal result that left him at the bottom of the pack. A year’s worth of secretly training more than paid off. He shocks everyone and wins. In the process, he makes an enemy of the man who was leader. Now filled with the burning desire to find a mate, he goes in search of a woman.
Phoebe Evans came to the Complex to reinvent herself. Being surrounded by the Metas is as strange as it is fascinating, but she hasn’t had the courage to date one yet. Then she meets Kearn. He’s smart and interesting and most definitely not Human.
Incubi traditions and Humans desires clash, and as new ideas are tested, old enemies rise up and threaten lives. Not everyone wants to see the Complex succeed.

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THE CLONE by Kaylee Browncoat and Beau Bishop

the-cloneA three day holiday from hell…
Reese Reynolds just wants to get away, find a nice guy to hookup with, and relax before returning to his humdrum life of computer server maintenance. What he didn’t want was to wake up on an island, far from home, in a survival situation.

An island inhabited by clones…
Ji-Mael has lived on the island for 30 years. It’s all he’s ever known and he’s never questioned why. When Reese shipwrecks, the entire status quo of the island is thrown in flux and Ji-Mael is the only one that can feel it.

A life turned upside down…
When Reese and Ji-Mael grow closer, they begin to see life differently than they have ever known before. Will Reese escape the island and go back to civilization? Or will meeting Ji-Mael show him that life isn’t all that it seems?

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THE ROMAN (FLORENTINE SERIES BOOK 4) by Sylvain Reynard

VS NOTE: Vampires but sounded interesting…I like a good vampire story from time to time.

the-romanRaven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of Florentine vampyres, who are delivering them as a peace offering to the feared Curia in Rome.

Though she’s unsure William survived the coup that toppled his principality, Raven is determined to protect her sister at all costs, even if it means challenging Borek, the commander of the detachment.

In an effort to keep Raven from falling into the hands of his enemies, William puts himself at the mercy of the Roman, the dangerous and mysterious vampyre king of Italy. But the Roman is not what he expects …

Amazon      iBooks

STARSTRUCK HOLIDAYS A M/M ANTHOLOGY by Various

Heat up your holidays with four out of this world, MM sci-fi romance novellas from five starstruck-holidaysbestselling authors….

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HIS BY COMMAND (PRIMARIAN MATES BOOK 2) by Maddie Taylor

Leading an all-female crew on a deep space expedition weighs heavily on Maggie Vohlmer’s young shoulders. Their mission, find a habitable planet to replace the dying Earth. With the Odyssey in orbit around a promising new world, a team of their best scientists is attacked while exploring the surface below. Maggie can only listen helplessly to their distress call as a solar storm prevents a rescue. In the aftermath, she is left with an impossible decision, pursue the powerful aliens who have taken eight of her own, or leave them to their fate while protecting the hundreds of women still under her command.

his-by-commandWhen their ship is seized by the same enemy days later, they are surprised to find their captors are gorgeous, human-like men. They are also huge, stronger, and much more advanced. Maggie can only hope they aren’t the barbarians they first thought and can be reasoned with. Those hopes are dashed when they are whisked away to the aliens’ world to become mates to these dominant men. They are shocked further to learn that on Primaria, men make the rules, women are expected to obey, and defiance will be met as it has for generations, with a bare bottom spanking. Reeling as their world, and mission, is turned on end, Maggie and her crew can think of nothing except escape…..

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TEMPTATIONS by Bryce Evans

Nolan Banks, Alpha of the Bank Tigers faces many things in his role as the leader of his temptationskind. When he meets Skylar, she’s the most intriguing woman he’s ever seen. His instincts scream at him he can trust her, but she represents everything he hates most; Dragon shifters. He has to decide if she is gathering information for her brother, and use her to discover their weaknesses and use that knowledge to wipe out her entire clan, and kill her at the same time.

Skylar is known throughout the shifter world as the last Dragon Princess….

Amazon      iBooks

DRAKON’S PROMISE by N. J. Walters

Darius Varkas is a drakon. He’s neither human nor dragon.

He’s both.

He’s also the target of an ancient order who want to capture all drakons for their blood. drakons-promiseWhen fresh, a drakon’s blood can cure any illness and prolong a human’s life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it.

When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a rare book belonging to the Knights of the Dragon, she’s quickly thrust into a dangerous world of secrets and shifters and things she never would have believed possible….

Amazon      iBooks

WOLF UNLEASHED (SWAT BOOK 5) by Paige Tyler

wolf-unleashedLacey Barton can’t deny her crazy attraction to Alex Trevino, but that doesn’t mean she has time for the gorgeous SWAT officer. She’s hell-bent on discovering who’s behind the brutal dogfights sending countless mauled animals to her veterinarian office. The trail leads Lacey to a ring of vicious drug dealers and suddenly she’s in way over her head—right smack in the middle of a SWAT stakeout.

With Lacey in danger, Alex’s wolf side is unleashed….

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A MATTER OF TIME by W. J. May

The past can’t stay buried forever…

Rae Kerrigan and her friends thought all their problems were solved. The corruption in the a-matter-of-timeCouncil has been exposed. The hybrids have been released from their unjust prisons. And Jonathon Cromfield—the evil puppet master pulling all the strings—had finally been put in the ground.

With the promise of an actual future with Devon, the love of her life, Rae slips the ring back on her finger and turned her eyes towards the horizon. Her heart’s filled with hope.

Except fate has other plans…(more)

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CHARMED SEDUCTION (WICKS HOLLOW WITCHES BOOK 2) by Nola Robertson

charmed-seductionThanks to a sadistic warlock’s attempt to harness demon magic, Paige Westbrooke has more power than a charmed witch can handle. Not to mention an unknown stalker who wants her newly acquired magic, and isn’t afraid to kill her to get it. If she wants to survive, she’ll have to accept the help of Aidan St. Claire, the handsome and charming—very hot detective—who sets her inner witch on fire.

Aidan has had it bad for Paige for as long as he can remember. When her life is threatened and she needs a bodyguard, he makes sure he’s the one who volunteers to take the case.

Protecting the woman is easy, convincing the prickly temptress to trust him with her heart…seriously dangerous.

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HUNT THE DAWN  by Abbie Roads

hunt-the-dawnYou can’t hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery-he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI’s hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he’s never offered another human being: himself.

Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death-if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart…

Amazon      iBooks

LAST YEAR by Robert Charles Wilson

VS NOTE: Seems to be hard scifi but maybe with a romantic element? Interesting concept anyway…

last-yearTwo events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant.

In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson’s Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past–but not our past, not exactly. Each “past” is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given “past” can only be reached once. After a passageway is open, it’s the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can’t be reopened.

A passageway has been opened to a version of late 19th-century Ohio. It’s been in operation for most of a decade, but it’s no secret, on either side of time. A small city has grown up around it to entertain visitors from our time, and many locals earn a good living catering to them. But like all such operations, it has a shelf life; as the “natives” become more sophisticated, their version of the “past” grows less attractive as a destination.

Jesse Cullum is a native. And he knows the passageway will be closing soon. He’s fallen in love with a woman from our time, and he means to follow her back–no matter whose secrets he has to expose in order to do it.

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A SEASON OF SPELLS (A NOCTIS MAGICAE NOVEL) by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

a-season-of-spellsThree years after taking up residence at the University of Din Edin, Sophie and Gray return to London, escorting Lucia MacNeill, heiress of Alba, to meet the British prince to whom she is betrothed. Alas, sparks fail to fly between the pragmatic Lucia and the romantic Prince Roland, and the marriage alliance seems to be on shaky ground.

Sophie tries to spark a connection between Roland and Lucia by enlisting them both in her latest scheme: reopening the mysterious and long-shuttered women’s college at Oxford. Though a vocal contingent believes that educating women spells ruin, Sophie and her friends dream of rebuilding the college for a new generation of women scholars.

But the future of the college—and of the kingdom—are imperiled when the men who tried to poison King Henry escape from prison and vanish without a trace. Sophie and Gray will need all their strength and ingenuity—and the help of friends both present and long past—to thwart the enemy at Britain’s gates.

Amazon     iBooks

DESTINED by Hazel Hunter

Can their love survive the battle?

destinedAs Kayla tries to come to grips with her true nature, the Dark Fae attack. In an all out bid for supremacy, the sadistic enemies unleash new evil. If she and the warriors of Forever Faire are to survive, she must find a way to master her powers.

Ryan would do anything to protect his brave band of outcasts, but placing Kayla in danger is something he won’t do. Beleaguered and outnumbered, he leads them into what may be their final battle—when help arrives from an unexpected and unwanted quarter.

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BARBARIAN’S CHOICE (ICE PLANET BARBARIANS BOOK 12) by Ruby Dixon

I might be the only unmated female in my tribe, but it doesn’t mean I’ve given my heart. I’m waiting. I want resonance, and I won’t settle for anything less.

But when an alien ship lands and a handsome stranger steps out, I know he’s the one. His barbarians-choicename’s Mardok and he’s fascinatingly different – and distractingly appealing. But Mardok can’t stay on the ice planet, and he says he can take me with him.

Now, I must make a choice. Do I stay and lose my mate forever? Or do I follow him to the stars and leave behind everything I know?

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MATED TO THE VIKENS (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES PROGRAM BOOK 8) by Grace Goodwin 

As an art dealer in New York, Sophia Antonelli’s worked hard to build her business, but fate forces her to make a deal with organized crime. When things go wrong, she takes the fall and is offered a choice: twenty-five years in jail or the Interstellar Bride Program. The choice is easy and Sophia is shocked to learn she’s mated to not one, but three Viken warriors.

mated-to-the-vikensAfter ten years fighting the Hive, Gunnar, Erik and Rolf are now the Kings’ guards at Viken United. Bowing to the new Queen’s wishes, they agree to share an Interstellar Bride. It should be an easy task since she’s matched to three of them, all battle hardened warriors. But none can save her from being kidnapped during transport.

Accidentally mixed up in an evil organization’s plot to assassinate the Viken Queen, Sophia refuses to back down, even with her mates standing protectively in the way. After her experience on Earth, she’s not about to let anyone ruin her new life. Sophia will risk everything to expose her enemy, but when it comes to their new bride, her three Viken mates will do whatever it takes to eliminate the threat and keep her…forever.

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LEGEND OF LOVE (MUSE CHRONICLES) by Lisa Kessler

legend-of-loveThe Prophecy “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

Callie O’Connor’s life has never been the same since the Muse of Epic Poetry came alive inside of her. Now she’s on the other side of the country, working as civilian psychologist for the Navy, and leading her Muse sisters in their quest to reopen the Theater of the Muses.

But nothing could have prepared her for Hunter Armstrong. He’s a Navy SEAL, driven, confident, and dangerous. And he plans to do more than just protect her.

The gods couldn’t have picked a better Guardian. But as Hunter soon discovers, Callie has some skeletons of her own in the closet, and loving her could lead to his destruction.

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TRIAD (BATTLE BORN BOOK 9) by Cyndi Friberg

battle-born-triadLetos, a notorious technomage, along with the other two members of the Triad must calm the people of Rodymia and prove that a new kind of government can work for a planet that has only known tyranny. As if that’s not challenging enough, into his life strolls Mirella, the enigmatic Bilarrian Ambassador. Letos wants her with an all-consuming passion, yet he senses deceit, and one wrong move at this point could reignite the fires of war.

Mirella has lived her entire life in the shadow of others. She is sent to Rodymia under false pretenses, never expecting to encounter her mate….

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SHADOW WORLD by Ella Summers

He is the supernatural world’s hand of justice. She is the abomination he’s sworn to kill. Their love conquered all.

Until now.

When a dark spell hits San Francisco, former mercenary mage Sera Dering and dragon shadow-worldshifter Kai Drachenburg find themselves on opposite sides of a supernatural war that has been raging for centuries—with no memory of their love or the world that was. They have every reason to hate each other, but if they want to survive this Shadow World, they’ll have to put their differences behind them and find the person who cast the spell before this hellish reality becomes permanent.

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AFTER THE CROWN (THE INDRANAN WAR) by K. B. Wagers

VS NOTE: Uncertain there’s romance but the description sounds like book 2 of a kickass scifi series for sure.

after-the-crownFormer gunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to fill her rightful position in the palace. With her sisters and parents murdered, the Indranan empire is on the brink of war. Hail must quickly make alliances with nearby worlds if she has any hope of surviving her rule.

When peace talks turn violent and Hail realizes she’s been betrayed, she must rely on her old gunrunning ways to get out of trouble. With help from an old boss and some surprising new allies, she must risk everything to save her world.

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POCKET FULL OF TINDER (A NOON ONYX NOVEL) by Jill Archer

VS NOTE: Goes on sale the 15th; is New Adult

pocket-full-of-tinderMaegester-in-Training Noon Onyx feels like she’s done it all – mastered fiery magic, become an adept fighter, learned the law, killed countless demons, and survived having her heart broken by both love and an arrow, but now she’ll face her greatest challenge yet…

Far to the north lies an outpost famous for its unrest – Rockthorn Gorge. The town’s patron has specifically requested Noon’s help. Her assignment? Help the neophyte demon lord build his fiefdom and keep what’s his. The problem? Lord Aristos – Noon’s new employer – is her erstwhile lover, Ari Carmine, the aforementioned heart breaker. And the number one thing he wants is her….

Amazon      iBooks      Kobo

WICKED WINTER 15 TALES OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE by Various

Warm up your chilly nights with 15 never before released stories by some of today’s wincked-winterhottest USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors as they tell you tales of vampires, shifters, elementals, fae, and demons trying to find a little love this winter.
All proceeds will be donated to help support the Alzheimer’s Association in the fight to find a cure.

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10 comments on “New Releases in #SciFi and #Fantasy Romance for Wednesday December 14

    • Thanks! Glad you enjoy the list…I’ve actually had to set a limit for myself of no more than 30 books a week. I figure beyond that it’s getting too long for people to want to scan and also it consumes my Tuesday LOL. But I love looking through the various genres and I always want to include everyone I can, plus I find new people to talk about in my various posts on different platforms, so it’s a win-win. As long as my readers here find it useful and of interest – that’s my top priority!

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