New Releases in #SciFi and #Fantasy Romance for Wednesday January 25

power-gameI 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…

POWER GAME (A GHOSTWALKER NOVEL) by Christine Feehan

VS Note: I was a huge fan of the Ghost Walker series, even though sometimes the violence was a bit much for me. I’d ‘close one eye and keep reading’, you know? Conspiracy Game was my all time favorite. Then I kinda drifted away at Street Game, which just didn’t grab me. I came back with Viper Game, so I’m happy to see a new release in the series. Took a gulp at the kindle price (set by the publisher, not Ms. Feehan) but I did one click. So we’ll see!

When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that…

A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn’t want to control her or kill her. But Zeke is different. His gaze, his touch—they awaken feelings inside her that she never thought possible. He’s the kind of man she could settle down with—if she can keep him alive…

Amazon      iBooks

forests-of-druTHE FORESTS OF DRU – SORCEROUS MOONS BOOK 4 by Jeffe Kennedy

VS NOTE: I love Jeffe’s fantasy romances! So yay for Book 4!

Once Princess Oria spun wicked daydreams from the legends of sorceresses kidnapped by the barbarian Destrye. Now, though she’s come willingly, she finds herself in a mirror of the old tales: the king’s foreign trophy of war, starved of magic, surrounded by snowy forest and hostile strangers. But this place has secrets, too—and Oria must learn them quickly if she is to survive.
Instead of the refuge he sought, King Lonen finds his homeland desperate and angry, simmering with distrust of his wife….

Amazon      iBooks

cry-havocCRY HAVOC (WAR IN THE STARS BOOK 1) by Jolie Mason

Aiden Simeon hasn’t had a normal life. That’s how he became a tech with a mercenary group on Havoc Station, one of the roughest places in the galaxy. He’s inherited the responsibility of three other kids, while he’s still just a kid himself. The Lancers are the only ticket out of the system, and he intends they’ll be on that transport when they go.

Provided, of course, he can solve the problem of a cyber attack on the station, survive the war with a new and overwhelming enemy, and learn how to fit in an evolving world where nothing can stay the same.

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THE DEMIGOD’S LEGACY by Holley Trent

demigodSix hundred years after losing his wife and son to his cousin’s deadly scheme, the demigod cougar shifter known as Tito Perez still refuses to take a mate. He couldn’t protect his family in pre-colonial Tenochtitlan where Aztec gods freely roamed, and he won’t risk endangering another in modern New Mexico.

Too bad he doesn’t know he already has one from a tender affair with a sweet bar waitress he abandoned.

After waiting five years for Tito to return to his senses, December Farmer tracks her daughter’s absentee father to the small town of Maria, New Mexico, to make him step up, but he’s not the only one in for a shock. The town is overrun with supernatural beings and, apparently, her daughter, Cruz, is one of them.

December isn’t sure she can stomach being the mate of an immortal shapeshifter, but the stakes are higher for Tito. His cousin intends, yet again, to take away the only things Tito holds dear, and this time, Tito may have no choice but to cast his precious humanity aside and become the unflinching warrior he’s never wanted to be.

Amazon      iBooks

aether-risingAETHER RISING (AETHER PSYCHICS BOOK 4) by Cecelia Dominic

VS NOTE: Another find via the Whiskey With My Book Blog

The only place to hide could be behind the truth.

No one can lie to Louisa Cobb. It’s her gift. Her curse. Magic her stepfather has no compunction about using to gain the upper hand in business. But when Parnaby Cobb presents her with her latest mark, she realizes he’s testing her loyalty.

Her target is Patrick O’Connell, an Irish tinkerer and scoundrel who stole a kiss—and her heart—years ago. Should she betray her stepfather to set Patrick free, she’ll be cut off without a penny to her name.

Patrick knows exactly he’s been captured, why he’s struggling to lie into Louisa’s sky-blue eyes….

Amazon      iBooks

the-colonyTHE COLONY by Laurel Richards

Responding to a distress call, Officer Alexander Valerian and the rest of his security team arrive at the human colony on the planet of Jangala to find blood and gore all over the walls. All the colonists are dead or missing except for Dr. Elisa Everett, a pretty paleontologist he finds injured and nearly suffocated in a ventilation shaft. Now Alex has to figure out how sixty-nine colonists were wiped out in a single night, but Elisa’s account of killer monsters just raises more questions. Has the colony really been attacked by bloodthirsty beasts, or did everyone succumb to a powerful hallucinogen that made them turn on one another? He had better find out fast, because Elisa’s life is in his hands.

Amazon      iBooks

EVERKIN (THE KINDRED BOOK 1) by Donna Grant

When natural-born witch Edra is approached by others who share her gifts, she jumps at everkinthe chance to join a Coven. Until she discovers that they’re not what they seem. They’re hell-bent on destruction, and in order to save herself and those she loves, Edra must leave her home, and the only man she’s ever loved.

Squire-turned-knight Radnar has never been the same since the love of his life disappeared in the middle of the night seven years ago….

Amazon      iBooks

DARK HUMANITY Box Set by Various

dark-humanity“The Dark Humanity Boxed Set is a compilation of 21 Full-Length Science Fiction and Epic Fantasy reads! We’ve spared no great discovery, with inclusion of a diverse mix of existing titles and brand new content…”

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SOURCE-BREAKER by Kyra Halland

sourcebreakerAfter twenty-seven years in the trade and with a string of failures behind him, Kaniev the Source-Fixer is ready to go home and take up fishing. First, though, one more repair job lies ahead of him – the magical Source Chaitrasse is experiencing problems. Kaniev’s depleted finances and self-confidence demand that this time, he get the job done right.

Fransisa, once presumed to be the next High Priestess of Source Chaitrasse and now displaced by a young Chosen, the natural heir to the position, is struggling to hold on to her authority at Chaitrasse when a wandering tradesman appears, telling her the Source has a problem and he’s the one who can fix it….

Amazon      iBooks

GIRL OF FIRE (THE EXPULSION PROJECT BOOK 1) by  Norma Hinkens

VS NOTE: Teen & YA

girl-of-fireTrattora is the adopted daughter of the Chieftain on a primitive frontier planet. Velkan is an indentured serf who has never known a day of freedom. Forced to flee a terrifying invasion by Galactic Pirates, they find themselves thrown together on a ramshackle mining vessel that harbors more than one dark secret. Fate and chemistry combine when the pair’s matching birth bracelets lead them to a shocking discovery about their true lineage. Stakes rise when they uncover the classified Expulsion Project, and the devastating sacrifice their birth families made to spare their lives. Determined to save them from liquidation, Trattora and Velkan plunge headlong into a frantic race against time and space to take down the genocidal self-actualizing software that now controls large swathes of their home planet.

Amazon

under-her-spellUNDER HER SPELL by Bridget Essex

Isabella Fox is a very mediocre witch. Run out of the last few towns for spells gone wrong, she’s ready to settle down but can’t quite find a place to call home. Fortunately, there’s one town where her mediocrity might not actually be a problem… The charming little town of Benevolence, high in the peaks of Glimmer Mountain, a storybook little village that looks picturesque and practically perfect in every way…

But there’s more to Benevolence than meets the eye. The town itself is full of magic…and secrets, and not all are welcome. Outcast shapeshifter, Emily, lives alone in the mountains. She is a mystery to Isabella, until they happen upon each other by chance in the snowy wood, like magic. Love begins to grow between the two women, despite the chill of the winter and the possibility that all might not be right in Benevolence…

Amazon

last-true-heroTHE LAST TRUE HERO (THE BURNED LANDS BOOK 2) by Bec McMaster

VS NOTE: OK, so tempted to one click this one…can I resist??? (I went and one clicked Book 1 LOL)

In the drought-stricken wastelands that arose out of an apocalypse, Adam McClain never thought himself the hero. Kicked out of the town he created, and shunned by his friends when they discovered what he was, he’s managed to find work as a bounty hunter. After all, who best to hunt the wargs and reivers that haunt the Badlands, than one of the monsters themselves?

She’s the one woman he can’t haveMia Grey learned the hard way that men can’t be trusted, and when McClain strides into her bar she knows trouble just walked in….

Amazon      iBooks

eleventh-graveELEVENTH GRAVE IN THE MOONLIGHT by Darynda Jones

A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah…demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead.

Now, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, will Charley be able to defeat the ultimate evil and find a way to have her happily ever after after all?

Amazon      iBooks

strange-lake-falls-witchSTRANGE LAKE FALLS WITCH by KD Jones

Jay is a werewolf who isn’t looking for anything permanent until a sweet little thing crashes into his world. Two complete opposites meet and sparks go off. It would be fine if someone wasn’t trying to kill the woman his wolf wants to claim.

Cat is a witch who has to find a place to set down roots and work her magic. Her only problem is a sexy werewolf who just doesn’t know how to take no for an answer. She really doesn’t have time to deal with this growing attraction, but some things just can’t be ignored.

Amazon      iBooks

OF FATE AND PHANTOMS (MINISTRY OF CURIOSITIES BOOK 7) by C. J. Archer

As Charlie and Lincoln’s lives settle into a harmonious pattern, a new threat arises that of-fate-and-phantomscould have far reaching effects for the royal family and Lincoln’s parents.

When a seer warns the Prince of Wales that his life is in danger, only Charlie and Lincoln take her seriously. After all, what sensible person would believe a gypsy who claims the danger will come in the form of the prince’s dead father?

A meeting at the palace sets them on a path that takes Charlie back to her old haunts in the London slums, on the hunt for a man who can change his appearance….

Amazon      iBooks

SHADOW’S EDGE by SC. Wynne

Liam Baker can see things. Dead people like to visit him and tell them how they were shadows-edgewronged. Some might call it a gift, other’s a curse. But either way this ability makes him useful to Los Angeles homicide detective Kimball Thompson.

Some madman is slitting the throats of young male prostitutes and then dumping their bodies in the desert with vague clues of pink feathers and the number five. Usually Liam can talk to the spirits of the dead. But someone is blocking him. Someone is taunting him….

Amazon      iBooks

CREEG: THE TELLOX BOOK 1 by Kelly Lucille

They were created, betrayed and nearly eradicated as a species.
creegThe rest they did to themselves.
The Tellox are known as the finest warriors in every known galaxy, animalistic, powerful and infinitely hard to kill. They heal from nearly any wound and do not age. But they have no females left, and with the destruction of their bloodmates so long ago, nothing worth fighting for.
So they wander, they battle, and they hunt.
Most don’t even remember what it is they search for, until Commander Creeg of the Tellox is exploring a new uninitiated world and chances upon the scent of new prey.
A small Earth female named Sara is about to change everything.

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DIABLO LAKE: PROTECTED by Lauren Dane

Tensions are building in Diablo Lake as the two main rival Packs vie for control, and the diablo-lake-protectedtown is divided along lines of Pack loyalty. Aimee Benton and Mac Pembry are on opposite sides and he seems to find excuses to spar with her daily. He’s infuriating—not to mention charming, gorgeous and oh-so-lickable.

Mac can’t resist pushing Aimee’s buttons. She’s always been incredibly sexy, and the wolf in him craves a female with fire in her belly….

Amazon      iBooks

MOONLIGHT ON THE MEADOW: A SAVE TOMORROW NOVELLA by Tawdra Kandle

Cathryn Whitmore, the driven and hard-working woman at the helm of Carruthers Initiative Institute, has always been unlucky in love. She tells herself that there’s no room in her life for a serious relationship, and that’s partly true; together with her friends and the agents who work for her, she’s on a mission to stop a pervasive evil from setting off an apocalypse that will spell the end of the world.

moonlight-on-the-meadowBut that was before she took a trip to Ireland to recruit three gifted brothers to fight by her side.

When Seamus O’Casey first lays eyes on Cathryn, he knows that he’s lost his heart. But convincing her of this truth won’t be easy. It’ll take all of his charm—not to mention his supernatural abilities—to win her trust . . . and her love….

Amazon      iBooks

BOJAN by Luna Hunter

Just when Zoey Valentine lands her dream job, assisting a famous director as he documents alien wildlife, the universe conspires against her. Pig-faced aliens attack their spaceship, kill the crew, and enslave the curvy blonde. Just when she’s about to give up hope, rescue comes in the unlikeliest of forms: An alpha Zoran hitman, with brooding eyes that set her body on fire, saves her life.

Bojan is a Zoran renegade. A killer by trade. A simple job becomes much harder when he bojanfinds himself possessing a shapely human female. The tall and broad warrior is not in the business of freeing slaves, but he finds Zoey’s many curves impossible to resist…

Before he can consume his lust more slavers attack. An intergalactic crime boss wants to own Zoey and will stop at nothing to get her. Bojan will have to risk everything if he chooses Zoey over a payday.

Will the hired killer choose love?

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BLACKWELL by Alexandrea Weiss with Lucas Astor

VS NOTE: Saw this one mentioned on the Whiskey With My Book Blog recently and seemed intriguing. I have no idea about the romance element…

blackwellIn the late 1800s, handsome, wealthy New Englander, Magnus Blackwell, is the envy of all.

When Magnus meets Jacob O’Conner—a Harvard student from the working class—an unlikely friendship is forged. But their close bond is soon challenged by a captivating woman; a woman Magnus wants, but Jacob gets.

Devastated, Magnus seeks solace in a trip to New Orleans. After a chance meeting with Oscar Wilde, he becomes immersed in a world of depravity and brutality, inevitably becoming the inspiration for Dorian Gray. Armed with the forbidden magic of voodoo, he sets his sights on winning back the woman Jacob stole from him.

Amid the trappings of Victorian society, two men, bent on revenge, will lay the foundation for a curse that will forever alter their destinies.

Amazon      iBooks

cheating-deathCHEATING DEATH (THE IMMORTAL DESCENDANTS BOOK 5) by  April White

An explosion has split Time and Archer has paid the ultimate price, leaving Saira heartbroken and desperate to repair the rupture. But the blast has trapped Saira in an alternate future where Mongers are cornered predators and Death is the ultimate judge. If Saira and her larcenous friend Ringo ever want to see Archer alive, they must pull off the impossible – alter history at a moment in time to which they cannot return. But saving Archer will restore a timeline where Mongers have complete control, mixed bloods are hunted prey, and the Descendant world is spiraling into chaos.

As Saira uses her Clocking skills to prevent her worst nightmares from coming true, she travels from the dirty streets of Victorian London to the secret archives of the Vatican.

Amazon      iBooks

close-encounters-of-the-alien-kindNOCTURNE FALLS UNIVERSE – Kristen Painter and Various

“Welcome to Nocturne Falls, where there’s a supernatural on every corner, if you have the magic to see them.”

VS NOTE: A whole group of Nocturne Falls Universe stories came out truth-about-cats-and-wolvesrecently. I’m not going to list them all but there are a wide variety of fantasy and paranormal characters, plus romance, by assorted authors. I have not read any of these but here’s the cover and link for CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE
ALIEN KIND
by Fiona Roarke. You can easily find the others from there! I liked the cover for THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND WOLVES by Alethea Kontis too.

DEATH’S MISTRESS: SISTER OF DARKNESS: THE NICCI CHRONICLES BOOK 1 by Terry Goodkind

VS NOTE: Sounded like good Epic Fantasy.

deaths-mistressOne-time lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as “Death’s Mistress” and the “Slave Queen”, the deadly Nicci captured Richard Rahl in order to convince him that the Imperial Order stood for the greater good. But it was Richard who converted Nicci instead, and for years thereafter she served Richard and Kahlan as one of their closest friends—and one of their most lethal defenders.

Now, with the reign of Richard and Kahlan finally stabilized, Nicci has set out on her own for new adventures. One of her jobs will be to keep her travelling companion, the unworldly prophet Nathan, out of trouble….

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