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. I try to 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. Pricing and availability are current as of the day I prepare the post – things can change fast in the ebook world LOL.)
Also, I usually include only the beginning of the book blurb…
CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth
On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world? more….
QUIVER AND CRAVE (THE ENDURANCE BOOK 4) by Tracey Cooper-Posey
VS Note: One of my favorite SFR authors
Quiver Sheenan is the most talented topman the Endurance has ever seen. Despite her incredible abilities in zero gravity, she’d rather have a career in the sciences than play for the Dreamhawks while Kallon Crave is their captain.
The Quiver and Crave novelette is part of the science fiction romance series readers are calling gripping, superb and fantastic. Written by award-winning SFR author Tracy Cooper-Posey, it is set aboard the closed-system marathon-class vessel Endurance, a generation ship a thousand years from its destination.
FEVERSONG: A FEVER NOVEL by Karen Marie Moning
As Mac, Barrons, Ryodan, and Jada struggle to restore control, enemies become allies, right and wrong cease to exist, and the lines between life and death, lust and love, disappear completely. Black holes loom menacingly over Dublin, threatening to destroy the earth, yet the greatest danger is the one MacKayla Lane has unleashed from within: The Sinsar Dubh—a sentient book of unthinkable evil—has possessed her body and will stop at nothing in its insatiable quest for power.
The fate of Man and Fae rests on destroying the book and recovering the long-lost Song of Making, the sole magic that can repair the fragile fabric of the earth….
HEARTSTONE by Elle Katharine White
A debut historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen’s beloved Pride & Prejudice in an imaginative world of wyverns, dragons, and the warriors who fight alongside them against the monsters that threaten the kingdom: gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees, and lindworms.
They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay—and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters.
Passionate, headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she’s already lost one sister to the invading gryphons. So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde, Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe again.
Her relief is short-lived….
THE CONQUEST (KELDERAN RUNIC WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Jessie Donovan
Leader of a human colony planet, Taryn Demara has much more on her plate than maintaining peace or ensuring her people have enough to eat. Due to a virus that affects male embryos in the womb, there is a shortage of men. For decades, her people have enticed ships to their planet and tricked the men into staying. However, a ship hasn’t been spotted in eight years. So when the blip finally shows on the radar, Taryn is determined to conquer the newcomers at any cost to ensure her people’s survival.
Prince Kason tro de Vallen needs to find a suitable planet for his people to colonize….
SEKKOL (GALAXY ALIEN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Lara Larue
Keira wishes she could return home. After being kidnapped from Earth by aliens, she’s fiercely determined to make it back to her planet. The absolute last thing she needs is a love interest. What Keira wants is an ally…
Sekkol is heir to the throne of Jupiter. As a highly-trained alien warrior, he’s probably the last creature in the universe who should help Keira. But when he lays eyes on her, he knows: she is his mate, and he’ll do anything to protect her….
HUNGER: GODDESSES OF DELPHI by Gemma Brocato
Lia Thanos, Muse of Comedy, has joked her way through hundreds of lifetimes. But the past few months have been no laughing matter. She and her sisters have been locked in a battle to save Olympus from a hostile takeover. Now, the god challenging them has upped his game and personally selected the mortal man destined to help Lia win.
Botanist Ben Jordan has his hands full; running a farmer’s market, helping his hearing-impaired sister, and trying to figure out why crops around the world are failing….
REALM OF THE DRAGON (THE SOUL MATE TREE BOOK 1) by CiCi Cordelia
An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds. To some, it’s nothing more than a dream. To others, a pretty fairy tale handed down through the generations.
For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift.
For sheltered Lily Kiers, it’s all too real. Her escape from danger, straight into the arms of her destiny.
Thrust into a realm made of fantasy and unbridled passion, Lily faces violent resentment and jealousy from extremely powerful enemies. Amidst fierce creatures whose very existence defy all common sense, Lily pieces together a past she could never have imagined.
Claimed by Kord, Prince of Battle Draconian, their love will not be denied, even as malevolent forces plot to rip them apart.
LIBERATION’S PASSION (ROBOTICS FACTION – ORIGIN SERIES BOOK 2) by Wendy Lynn Clark
Fashion model and holo star Valorious is famous, rich, beloved by everyone … and living a lie.
But it’s better to fake her smiles and remain trapped in a life she didn’t choose than to allow herself anywhere near the man who nearly destroyed her. The man who she once gave her heart and soul to, only to have everything she cared about ripped away.
Now Domingo demands she return to him, willingly or not, and he’ll do anything to possess her just as passionately as he did before….
THE RISING by Heather Graham and Jon Land
VS Note: It seems to contain some scifi elements, from reviewers’ remarks…sounds intriguing.
Twenty-four hours. That’s all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever.
Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career.
When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it’s after him.
Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves….
THE SAPPHIRE MANTICORE (THE LOST ANCIENTS BOOK 4) by Marie Andreas
Murderous magic, vanished races, killer relics, and drunken faeries–who knew the end of the world would look like this? The story that began in The Glass Gargoyle, The Obsidian Chimera, and The Emerald Dragon continues…
Taryn St. Giles thought she knew all about elves. She dreamed of the long vanished elves as a child and has spent the past fifteen years digging through their abandoned ruins in Beccia. Six months ago, Taryn found out everything she thought she knew about the elves was wrong.
Two weeks ago she found out how very wrong she’d been.
Taryn and Alric have been captured to answer for crimes against a long lost people. Crimes that could bring down an entire kingdom and revolve around a small, glass gargoyle….
NAME YOUR DEMON Box Set by Various
What’s your demon? Which supernatural creature sets your heart pounding? Is it a vampire? A werewolf? A fallen angel?
Why not have them all?
Name Your Demon is the ultimate urban fantasy and paranormal romance box set of the year, featuring fifteen pulse-pounding books to sink your teeth into.
THE APPLICANT (BUSTED LABS BOOK 1) by Aidee Ladnier
How can something so cuddly and adorable be so destructive? The teddy bear robot decimating his lab is only the first disaster of the day for roboticist Forbes Pohle. If he can figure out how to end its rampage, he still has to interview applicants for the position of research assistant and convince the time traveler on his doorstop that they should be making their future right now.
Oliver Lennox didn’t travel back in time to have a quickie in the blast chamber—but it certainly is fun. This younger Forbes is a sweeter, more innocent version of his lover. And it will be hard to leave him behind in the past.
CINDERSTELLAR : A SPACE AGE FAIRY TALE (STAR CROSSED TALES) by J. M. Page
Stella wants nothing more than to be a pilot like her mother, who died on a mission years ago. However, she doesn’t want to be like the arrogant “Aces” at Starforge Academy, especially that show-off Dax.
But the Aces aren’t her biggest problem. Her father — the Commandant of Starforge Academy — and stepmother won’t even let her enroll. Stella has to sneak into the flight simulators late at night, when no one’s around, to get close to her dream.
Reluctant royalty…Dax is like the prince of Starforge — not only the best pilot at the Academy, but the son of a famous general….(more)
MOONLIGHT by Ines Johnson
You can never go home again…
Viviane Veracruz is on her way home from university with a degree in one hand…and a baby in her belly. Desperate to escape the judgement of her family, she accepts a sexy stranger’s offer to pose as the father for a few days. The plan is for him to run off leaving her family none the wiser. But the longer Pierce Alcede stays, the more she can’t let him go.
Home is where the heart is…
Pierce Alcede has finally come to terms with the fact that he is a lone wolf, prone to roam the wilderness alone and never settle down with a family of his own….
FATED DESTINATIONS: A Contemporary, Paranormal, and Science Fiction Romance Boxed Set by Various
VS Note: From December
Escape from the everyday with this set of 7 all-new travel-based romances from award-winning authors. These exciting stories span the globe (and beyond!) to spin tales of love and intrigue in exotic locations. Take a mental vacation today with the Fated Destinations box set.
HER MATE’S SECRET BABY (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES BOOK 9) by Grace Goodwin
Natalie Montgomery wants a new life. While she may be rich, her life is empty. Her parents were never around, too rich and important to be bothered with a child. And when they present her with a emotionless fiancé, she’s done. As a volunteer for the Interstellar Bride Program, she is thrilled to arrive on the hot, desert planet of Trion, and in the arms of a seductive warrior who makes her body burn.
Roark of Trion is not eager for a mate….
TO MATE A SOLDIER (THE LOST ALPHARS SERIES BOOK 2) by Ceri Grenelle
Lottie Braddock has let everyone believe she’s a widow wasting away from mate sickness. In reality, she struck a devil’s bargain to conceal her young son’s true identity—a protection spell that feeds on her life force.
She plans to take one secret regret to her grave—until that regret crashes through her clinic door with one of her children in the throes of a premature shift. Desperate for more time, she sets out to find that devil once again and plead for her life.
Jeremiah Quinn, head soldier of the North American Weres, doesn’t take orders from anyone. But damned if he’s letting the ailing, fragile Lottie make this journey alone….
INTO THE ABYSS (PSYCHIC VISIONS SERIES BOOK 10) by Dale Mayer
Life is never easy but when her family is killed by a serial killer – one who is never caught – it becomes almost impossible.
As she grows up, Tavi works to appear normal while hiding in law enforcement, determined to get answers and if she can – extract revenge.
Jericho is a hunter. Now he’s caught the scent of an old prey, a serial killer he’s been one step behind the whole way. Then Jericho catches wind of the killer’s next victim… Which is none other than a detective with a little too impressive track record for getting her man….
LOST (BOOK 6 OF THE SILVER WOOD COVEN SERIES) by Hazel Hunter
With her memory restored, Summer Lautner begins to confront her terrible purpose in life. But as she and her lovers journey to her ancestral home, her enemies do not rest. Just when she needs her mates to pull together, they begin to split apart.
Darkly handsome and brooding, Troy Atwater doesn’t resent Summer’s other lover. But he despises the hold that her destiny imposes on their lives. He secretly vows to separate her from her great power, even if he must master the most ancient and deadly of spells.
Gorgeous and good-natured, Michael Charbon is charmed by his new life. After centuries as a witch-hunter, he embraces each new day with delight. But when he learns of Troy’s risky plan, he draws a hard line between it and Summer’s safety.
Pursued by Templars and coveted by Wiccans, Summer and her men must find their own way. But fate has decreed they will do it together—or not at all.
THIRST (AN ENERGY VAMPIRE NOVEL) by Jacquelyn Frank
Rafe DaSilva is an energy vampire, soaking up nourishment from the sun—and, only when necessary, drawing sweet sustenance from humans who are pure in body and spirit. As the right-hand man to his queen, Rafe is a key player at a historic peace summit in New York City, which will unite the vampire nations against a common threat: the sycophants, who feed on humanity and kill indiscriminately. But Rafe’s fascination with a beautiful blond police detective may put everything at risk.
Detective Renee Holden has never worked a homicide quite like this. The victim has twin puncture wounds on his neck, and the only eyewitness swears she saw a vampire. Now’s definitely not the time to get distracted by a seductive stranger….
MARTIANS ABROAD by Carrie Vaughn
VS NOTE: Coming of age
Polly Newton has one single-minded dream, to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy. Her mother, the Director of the Mars Colony, derails Polly’s plans when she sends Polly and her genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on Earth.
Homesick and cut off from her plans for her future, Polly cannot seem to fit into life on Earth. Strange, unexplained, dangerous coincidences centered on their high-profile classmates begin piling up. Charles may be right—there’s more going on than would appear, and the stakes are high. With the help of Charles, Polly is determined to find the truth, no matter the cost.
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