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…
DEVLIN: HELL SQUAD BOOK 11 by Anna Hackett
VS NOTE: Always exciting to have a new one in this series. One clicked!
A covert mission gone horribly wrong. Cool, composed spy, Devlin Gray is used to bad situations, but locked in the bowels of an alien facility with tough, sexy soldier Taylor and told to mate is bad. Very bad. During his career, he’s had to lie and kill, he’s been betrayed, and he knows he works best on his own. Now he is forced to depend on Taylor, and together they have to find a way to escape before it’s too late…
Taylor Cates has already been to hell once before. She lives to fight for others, just like her mother once fought for her, and Taylor vows to do whatever it takes to escape the aliens….
ONE FELL SWEEP (INNKEEPER CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Ilona Andrews
VS NOTE: I’ve been waiting for this one, love this series!
Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest… the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage.
But what passes for Dina’s normal life is about to be thrown into chaos….
DISCOVERY (KATIERUN PRIME BOOK 12) by K D Jones
Katieran Commander LemAN has suffered a great loss and sworn never to let anyone get close to him again. He focuses instead on protecting his people. Now he has been tasked with seeking out the remaining Morin transport. The problem is his success depends on an alien female intent on driving him insane. He might be able to complete his mission but he’s not sure how long he can resist her.
Teagan White is a communications expert from Earth who is traveling to Katiera. An adventure to new worlds on board a ship full of sexy aliens is her fantasy come true…
THE NATURE OF A PIRATE by A. M. Dellamonica
The Nature of a Pirate is the third book in acclaimed author, A.M. Dellmonica’s high seas, Stormwrack series. The Lambda Award nominated series begins with Child of a Hidden Sea.
Marine videographer and biologist Sophie Hansa has spent the past few months putting her knowledge of science to use on the strange world of Stormwrack, solving seemingly impossible cases where no solution had been found before.
When a series of ships within the Fleet of Nations, the main governing body that rules a loose alliance of island nation states, are sunk by magical sabotage, Sophie is called on to find out why….
BROKEN ANGEL (A BAD THINGS NOVEL) by Cynthia Eden
VS NOTE: It was when reading a Cynthia Eden novel a long time ago I first realized the ancient Egyptian gods I wanted to write about could be seen as shifters…which eventually led to my first published novel, which features the Crocodile God of ancient Egypt as a shifter. It was a HUGE breakthru for me as a writer and I’ll always credit Ms. Eden. She’s also a lovely person!
Angel Lila is being hunted–she can feel the hunter closing in behind her. Every move she makes, he’s stalking after her. But does the werewolf on her trail want to destroy her–or can he protect her from the growing darkness that she is trying so desperately to fight?
Werewolf Rayce Lovel doesn’t know what to do with an angel–especially one who makes him think too much about paradise….
TALES OF THE DJINN: THE ANGEL by Emma Holly
What if an evil genie stole the life you were meant to live?
What if she’d done you a favor?
Is a dusty junk shop any place to hide the doppelganger of a djinn ruler’s murdered wife? Redheaded rebel Georgie can’t answer that. She thinks her life is perfect. She’s got an angel for a boyfriend, a library imp to teach her magic, and a mysterious wealthy guardian who funded a childhood most girls only dream about.
When sexy Sultan Iksander pops into her world to claim this life isn’t hers, she tells him to screw himself. When he proves it—then asks her to help the endangered citizens of his home, she has a choice to make . . .
APHELION A TAKAMO UNIVERSE DUET by A. R. DeClerck
VS NOTE: As I understand it, 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.
The year is 2623 and billions of souls call the galaxy known as Estra home. It’s a home of unimaginable distance, from the Borthan Empire in the north, to the left “lung” of the Klevessan Republic. The Boe Republic brushes the southern emptiness of the Ens Gulf and yet, even here, there is life: teeming organics jostling, cooperating, invading, thriving. Dying.
Love You Forever
As children, Kellan Kline and a young Terran girl named Rayelle survived horrific experiments at the hands of The Authority, a group hellbent on creating the perfect supersoldier…
Dead Man’s Drift
Bendine and Myrta Selva found themselves orphaned at a young age, left in the charge of a rascally Klevessan pirate captain….
ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT SOLSTICE by Various
Curl up for the holidays with these heartwarming and sexy tales from some of your favorite paranormal authors.
BAD SANTA (PARANORMAL PROTECTION AGENCY BOOK 13) by Mina Carter
Freed from marriage to a brutal pixie warlord by his death, Joy knows her life could be counted in weeks… days probably. her husband’s death put a price on her head as every pixie warrior in the city plots to claim her and take her husbands place as Lord. Surviving long after that… yeah, she’s not that stupid. Her only chance is to take down her late husbands criminal empire before they can stop her. Behind bars, she can make sure none of these bastards hurt anyone ever again. But for that, she’s going to need some help…
Help that arrives in the form of PPA operative Nick, a panty-wetting, ripped… actually, she’s not sure what he is….
DARK SURRENDER (THE DARK ONES SAGA BOOK 3) by Rachel Van Dyken
Never met a male siren before?
You’re about to….
I grew up as a prince…
And lead the life of a King.
There isn’t anyone or anything that doesn’t want me, that isn’t attracted to me. They can’t help it. And I sure as hell don’t want them to. I live for their lust, I crave touch like an addiction, I make them beg on their knees for one, simple, caress.
As a male siren it’s my job to feed off emotion.
And I was happy to do it.
I am happy to do it.
What I’m not happy about? Being told I have to mate with some withering human and stay loyal to that one person for the next few centuries….
MY WOUND TO BEAR (THE EVERSON BROTHERS BOOK 3) by Olivia Arran
Gina is a survivor. After years of captivity she’s now free, her child has been returned to her, and she owes her new pack everything. She needs to be strong for her daughter, to look to the future. After all, she’s a human living in a world full of shifters—strength is everything. But how can she survive when she’s broken inside?
Doctor Jack Everson is home at last, and this time it’s for good….
QUEEN HEIR (NYC MECCA SERIES) by Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone
VS NOTE: YA
Arianna is a 20 year old queen heir, eligible for the crown of wolf shifters. Heirs are trained and groomed from birth so that they’re ready to rule should the queen perish during their time of eligibility. Only heirs can control the mecca, a powerful force of magic that runs beneath the boroughs of New York City.
Of course, there’s little chance that the Red Queen will fall, she has stood for a century, and her power is beyond reckoning…
SHELTERED BY THE BEAR (TRAPPED IN BEAR CANYON BOOK 1) by Terry Bolryder
Riker Brolin has always been the responsible one of his brothers. Whether it’s watching out for the entire, tiny town of Bear Canyon or supervising the annual Brawl where bear shifters from all over trek to his mountain, he does it all without complaint. Well, maybe a complaint here or there, especially when a curvy human woman somehow wanders into Bear Canyon, drawing the attention of every hungry bear shifter in the vicinity, including himself.
Ana Johnson is having a rough week….
MAGE STRIKE by R. K. Thorne
The hard part should have been over. Former slave Miara and Crown Prince Aven have escaped with their freedom and their lives. From kidnapper and captive, they’ve grown into a powerful partnership. And they’ve returned to the mountain fortress of Estun, triumphant, to warn his people of the rising menace just across their border.
But escape was only the first step….
TRIALS (ROGUE MAGE ANTHOLOGY BOOK 1) by Faith Hunter & Various
VS NOTE: No idea if there’s romance…sounds like good stuff though.
21 Vignettes and Short Stories set in Faith Hunter’s World of Thorn St. Croix.
The Rogue Mage world began long ago, when the epic battle between the High Host and the Darkness was won and lost. TRIALS takes fans of Thorn St. Croix into the past, before the opening pages of BLOODRING. These stories, set in Faith Hunter’s Rogue Mage world, are adventures with new characters and old, facing dangers unimaginable. And they must save the world all over again.
If you ever wondered what happened between seraphs, kylen, second-unforeseen, mages, seraph-touched, spawn, humans, dragons, and their creatures before the series, now is your chance to delve deeper and wider….
THE SPACE MARSHAL’S CAPTIVE by Jaye Peaches
After nineteen-year-old Jade Kryst is caught by space marshal Mason Hadley while trying to smuggle supplies to a rebel-held planet, she quickly discovers that her captor is not a man to be underestimated, and when she fails to cooperate with a thorough strip search she ends up with blushing cheeks and a sore bottom.
Though he does his best to remain professional, Mason is drawn to his beautiful, feisty captive, and he strikes a deal with her….
CLAIMING THEIR PRINCESS by Sue Lyndon
Though she was born a princess, Laina’s life has been anything but a fairy tale. Orphaned at a young age, she was raised by one of the Banded Men, a race of huge, fearsome warriors often considered barbarians in the days before the collapse of human civilization. But with her aging adopted father nearing the end of his days, she will need to find a place for herself in the world.
Upon returning home after years away at war, the first thing Randall, Hadden, and Aron have on their minds is finding a mate….
NIGHT’S TREASURE by Kathryn St. John
For Sophy, an unloved and unwanted demigod, happiness seemed an impossibility until one night when she made a deal with the god of death and was flung into a dangerous world of ancient gods and unknown possibilities.
Forced to please her manipulative brother, Sophy makes a deal with Thánatos: herself as Death’s bride for her brother’s immortality…
MEET DOUGLAS FIR by Kyndra Hatch
People put objects on trees? As a holiday tradition? The singing tree creature is a threat that needs to be eradicated.
Being human isn’t easy with robotic alien residents misunderstanding the simple stuff. Alex can’t imagine his family life without Bazin and Miaxa, though. Time to show them Christmas holiday traditions, preferably without space aliens blowing things up.
ALMOST HOME (A SOUL-LOVE STORY) by Kaye Manro
Boston, December 1966
They share a love so profound nothing can separate them…
Musician Nick Zelmenis is in love with ballet dancer Krista McBaine, has been since they were teens. They finally figure out how to share their love and stay together for keeps. But change always happens. When Nick’s band is offered a record deal they wonder if this will tear them apart. On top of that, they must separate from each other before the holiday. Then Nick is caught in a raging snowstorm while traveling on his Yamaha trying to make it home. If that isn’t enough, he must tap his unused supernatural gifts not sure of what the outcome may be. Will his psychic abilities help him find a way back to Krista or will they end up alone without each other on Christmas?
STARBURST (WARRIORS OF THE ELECTOR BOOK 5) by Imogene Nix
VS NOTE: I just want to sweep that hair out of her face on the cover LOL. Would drive me nuts…
Meredith Gentry is a woman with a mission. Her skills are vital in assisting in the defeat of the rogues who seek to annihilate the Federation. Her task, to decode all the files and communications found on the Alpha Star Colony, is made far more difficult by the proximity of the man who makes her yearn for love.
Chowd knows he’s different. He’s an alien-human hybrid, one of very few….
CONFLUENCE (A LINESMAN NOVEL) by S K Dunstall
VS NOTE: Not sure there’s any romance but sounds like cool scifi…
The lines. Mysterious yet familiar: the key to controlling every ship in the galaxy. Once they were thought of as tools, but since linesman Ean Lambert discovered strange new lines in an alien vessel, they have become so much more—symbols of a power too great to ignore.
While the Crown Princess of Lancia seeks to share the new technology, her father, the Emperor, has other plans. His latest political maneuverings seem to be tilting the balance of control to Lancia’s favor—a move that not all members of the New Alliance are looking upon favorably….
FORCE OF TEMPTATION (MERCURY PACK BOOK 2) by Suzanne Wright
Harley Vincent is resigned to life in the human world. Sure, being a margay shifter is half her nature, but life among humans gives her the freedom to roam and do as she pleases. That is, until anti-shifter extremists target her, putting her life in immediate danger.
When an old acquaintance and onetime fling, Jesse Dalton, shows up to offer the protection of his pack, Harley hesitates….
And finally, the complete Interspace Origins science fiction romance series in one boxed set from Tracey Cooper-Posey. (Releases December 22nd.)
Follow the adventures of Catherine Shahrazad, possibly the oldest human in the known galaxy, and her gifted pilot, Bedivere X, as they return to Federation Space from the vast and unknown fringes. Cat’s history and her presence have caused riots in the past. What will happen this time? Why is Cat back?
Oh and I’ve put my own Trapped on Talonque on sale for $.99!
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. (more…)