New Releases in #SciFi and #Fantasy Romance for Wednesday February 1

space-marinesI 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…

SPACE MARINES (THE SECTORS SCIFI SERIES BOOKS 1-3) by Veronica Scott

I have a new box set, where I’ve combined three of the previously published, standalone Sectors SciFi Romance novels: Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Escape From Zulaire and Mission to Mahjundar. So if you or anyone you know would like all three books in one volume, at a discounted price, here you go!

Amazon    iBooks      Kobo

scorpius-ascendingJUSTICE ASCENDING (THE SCORPIUS SYNDROME) by Rebecca Zanetti

Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly—and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he’s lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there’s no turning back for either of them…

Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she’s one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she’s not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she’ll face even that hell again to save him.

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BRIDES OF THE KINDRED 18: UNCHARTED by Evangeline Anderson

unchartedCommander Terex has had a terrible life. First he lost his mate, then he was taken over by an evil demon, then attacked and mutilated by the Dark Kindred, Two–enemy of his kind. He feels broken and the only thing that can make him whole again is vengeance–or so he thinks.

Elaina Thornton has a secret grief–a sister who is terminally ill with no hope of recovery. She too, feels broken inside–unable to do anything but grieve.

But then a prophesy is spoken–Elaina’s healing and Terex’s vengeance lie in the same direction, in the mysterious Dark Sector….

Amazon     iBooks

PASSAGES by Laurel Wanrow

passagesFor decades, Eve and her fellow electorgs—part human, part machine—have worked on the quiet planet of Aarde, beating back toxic spores that threaten to poison the native people. When the new commander halts work right before a deadly spore release, Eve frantically plots to protect the villagers she considers friends and family.

On the run after an ambush, Quinn holds a secret that nearly got him killed. If only he knew what it was. Though the attack scrambled his memories, Quinn is sure of one thing—he can’t trust the electorgs. But they know information he desperately needs to puzzle out who wants him dead, and why.

With the fate of life on Aarde in the balance, the logic of joining forces with Eve overrides Quinn’s fears…and erupts into an attraction that could prove fatal for both of them.

Because the planet’s commander might just be Quinn himself.

Amazon     iBooks

NEVERWYLDE (THE RIM OF THE WORLD BOOK 5) by Linda Mooney

neverwylde-book5Finding themselves on yet another new part of the half-world, Kyber and the crew need to escape quickly or risk death, but he can’t find it in himself to care anymore. His Kelen is gone.

The group is tired, both Terrans and Seneecians. Tired of fighting. Tired of running. Tired of struggling to survive. They have nothing left to give. But if there’s even the tiniest of chances that Kelen is still alive, Kyber will stop at nothing to find her.

Giving up hope on ever escaping, the crew decides on a new strategy—survive, learn as much as they can, and hopefully help anyone who may crash there in the future. With new friends and allies, and new information, there just may be hope yet.

The adventure is almost over…

Amazon     iBooks

THE VALKYRIE’S SWORD (WARBLER PENINSULA BOOK 2) by Siobhan Muir

valkyries-swordVS Note: I already one clicked this, have been reading snippets on the Sunday Snippet blog hop.

Svanhild isn’t looking for a new sword, even when one’s handed to her…

Svanhild Bjørnsdottir doesn’t need much—just a place to work in order to fix her Valkyrie motorcycle before moving on. As a fallen Valkyrie, she has no hope of settling down or returning to the Shield Maidens. Odin exiled her for defying him, and she’s not interested in going back, especially after arriving at the Fix-It Cave in Three Lakes, Michigan. But the last thing she’s looking for is love.

As a Blade in the fanatical Sword of God, a religious group bent on protecting humans from the Elder Races, Balder Templar is haunted by the ghost of his last target and his part in the deaths of her werewolf family…

Amazon

zombie-apocalypseIT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE by Jessica E Subject

VS Note: I’m always up for a new zombie story. A Kindle Short Read.

It started with a kiss.

Then the zombies came. Now, Missy must work with the neighbor her parents hate if she wants to survive. But zombies aren’t the only threat to her life, or her heart.

Amazon     iBooks      Nook    Google Play     Kobo

THE STUFF OF LEGEND (PTORIX EMPIRE) by Greta van der Rol

When history professor Olivia Jhutta receives a distress call from her parents, she sets out stuff-of-legendinto space with their business partner, her grandmother and injured Confederacy Admiral Jak Prentiss to find them. But she’s not the only one interested in the Jhutta’s whereabouts. The Helicronians believe Olivia’s parents have found an ancient weapon which they can use to wage war on the Confederacy.

Jak goes on the trip to fill in time while he’s on enforced leave, helping Olivia follow cryptic clues in what he considers an interplanetary wild goose chase in search of a fairy story….

Amazon    iBooks

THUNDERCLAW (ALIEN WARRIOR BOOK 2) by P Fletcher

thunderclaw‘Truth, I am who females like best.’ ~King Beowyn, Great Alpha, House of ThunderClaw
‘My wife and husband do not get along.’ ~ High Commander Éorik, Royal Defender, House of SnowBlade
‘Like my ancestors before me, I fight to the death for freedom.’ ~ Sìne of Clan Grae
‘Want binky.’ ~ Fergie of Clan Grae

A King, his commander, an Earthling and her kin.
Trekking through outer space to distant galaxies.
Feasts, a storm, annihilation and rebirth.
This tale is about the bonds between family and friends. A saga of the love between a woman and two aliens.

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THE ALPHA KING by Victoria Sue

The Kingdom of Askara has been torn apart by conflict for centuries, where humans exist alpha-kingas subservient beings to their werewolf masters. Legend says it will only be able to heal itself when an Alpha King and a pure omega are mated and crowned together, but a pure omega hasn’t been born in over a thousand years.
Luca is an Alpha-heir eagerly awaiting the choosing ceremony on his twenty-fifth birthday and the gifts granted by whichever omega he mates. His small pack is destitute due to the decisions of its ruling council, but being only an Alpha-heir, he has no authority to challenge them. Not until now—this moment he has waited a long time for.
Kit grew up as a street-rat, an unlicensed human who would never be more than a slave for whichever master owns him. Then one day he came across a young Alpha-heir, attacked and dying of poison, and found out their fates were suddenly entwined.
Luca needs to take over his pack and save his people. He cannot afford to be distracted. But when he meets Kit, he develops abilities indicating he is not just a pack Alpha, but the King his world has needed for a thousand years.
Is Kit really the cause of Luca’s newfound power, the true mate he needs? How is it possible when the young man isn’t even a werewolf, and as merely a human, a mating is not only forbidden, but for Kit, a sentence of death?

Amazon     iBooks

INTO THE OUTSIDE A POST APOCALYPTIC NOVEL  by Lynda Engler and Henry Dixon

VS Note: YA and Teen Dystopian

into-the-outsideFifty years ago the Earth died. The Earth is now a fertile but dangerous jungle world. Wildlife has prospered although often in oddly altered forms. Survivors live in underground shelters waiting generations for the environment to become safe enough to emerge. Above ground, the radiation and poison has mutated the few humans that are left, but they do their best to survive for the 20 to 22 years they might live before the toxic planet or disease kills them.

16-year-old Isabella has grown up believing mutants are sub-human, stupid and would eat every shelter person if they had the chance, until she spies a wandering mutant tribe through the glass bottom swimming pool that is her shelter’s only light source. Isabella is fascinated by them, but it’s their 17-year-old leader, Malcolm, who truly captivates her – ebony skin, straw-colored hair, rippling muscles, four fingers on one hand and six on the other….

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CELESTE AND THE ALIEN BARTENDER by Jessie Coulter Smith

celeste-and-alien-bartenderZanar has made himself a home on Earth, where he owns Stardust Bar, popular with both aliens and humans. There’s only one thing missing from Zanar ‘s life. Despite his best efforts to impress the human females he meets, he’s still without a mate. At the age of twenty-six, it isn’t dire for him to pair off and start a family just yet, but he’s lonely and ready to settle down. The last thing he expects is for Celeste to come into his life and turn it upside down.

Celeste is back on Earth, after having been abducted by an alien race five years ago. She’s spent those years as a slave on the planet Vaaden, where she had a precious daughter with her owner, Pynder. But when Pynder dies suddenly, his parents swoop in and snatch Sophie from Celeste’s arms before banishing her from their world. Celeste will do anything to get her daughter back, but falling in love with a bartender — or anyone else — was never part of the plan….

Amazon     iBooks

ARCANE KISS (TALENTS BOOK 1) by Angela Knight

arcane-kissAlone, veteran Kurt Briggs is no match for the Arcane terrorists who threaten the nation’s leadership. He needs Arcanist Genevieve Reyes by his side. But when shared danger leads to shared desires, the consequences could be deadly for them both.

Kurt Briggs has a spirit link to a tiger Familiar that gives him superhuman abilities, but when his father is murdered, the military veteran becomes a target for terrorist sorcerers. Alone, Kurt finds he’s no match for the witch and her shape-shifting polar bear. He turns to Arcanist Genevieve Reyes for help in fighting the killers’ spells.

As Genevieve and Kurt hunt the terrorists, shared danger leads to shared desire….

Amazon

DARK TEMPEST (THE RED WINTER TRILOGY BOOK 2) by  Annette Marie

dark-tempestEmi has dedicated her life to becoming the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu, but the insidious betrayal of another deity has changed everything. Now Amaterasu has charged Emi with an urgent mission: to find and free the earthly gods before mankind is brought to its knees beneath divine tyranny.

At her side is Shiro, the mysterious fox spirit. When she first saved his life, she could never have imagined that behind his cunning and confidence, he was lost–his power bound by a devastating curse and his memories obscured. His veiled history is somehow tied to the missing gods, but he can’t remember how or why.

As their search leads them into the murky depths of the spirit realm, the shadows of Shiro’s past begin to emerge. With each brief awakening of his true self, she loses a little more of him. The fate of the heavens and earth rest in her mortal hands, and she must find the missing gods before time runs out for her world–and for Shiro….

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TWISTED DESIRE (TITAN WORLD BOOK 2) by Sharon Kay

twisted-desireRhys MacLeod is a warrior first and a hacker second. Preserving the balance of power among supernatural beings is his prime directive, as well as keeping it far from human eyes. The discovery of a man killed by magical force on a Chicago street lands him on an op he didn’t expect. He’s good, but solving this crime requires a call to the best of the best.

Parker Black of Titan Group never met a network he couldn’t infiltrate. Along with Titan team member Locke Oliver and Megan, a scientist who witnessed the murder, they uncover a maze of encrypted files and unethical DNA manipulation.

Rhys is duty bound to keep all supernatural details hidden from his human friends, so identifying the killer becomes more complicated when clues indicate the perp isn’t human. And when the murderer shows up at their location, every second counts before its true nature is revealed.

Amazon     iBooks

LION’S MATE (ROWLAND LIONS BOOK 2) by Zoe Chant

lions-mateCurvy Shoshanna Ross has had plenty of excitement in her life. Six months ago, she escaped captivity from a nefarious lab. Since then she’s started a business as a private investigator, determined to build up the skills and experience to defend herself if she’s ever in serious danger again. She’s focused exclusively on her job–there’s no time for dating with a life like hers.

CEO lion shifter Max Rowland has a guilty secret. He knows Shoshanna is his mate–but he hasn’t told her, because he believes himself to be responsible for her capture….

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ALIEN WARLORDS’ BABY (WARLORDS OF OCTAVA BOOK 1) by Vi Voxley

Riley North has done all that she can. The curvy, talented journalist has been all over the alien-warlords-babyuniverse, covering one war and conflict after another. No wonder that when she’s sent to Octava to report on peculiar fated mate bonds between a rough, brutally handsome warrior race and Terran females she’s not exactly thrilled. And it doesn’t get any better when she’s marked as the mate of not one, but two of the greatest warlords the planet has to offer… or does it?

Harbor and Cole have nothing but begrudging respect for one another. Yet when they discover they share a fated, and then a child, they’re going to have to learn to get along. It’s easier said than done. With a vicious enemy out to destroy Riley and Octava along with it, the two savage warriors need to learn to cope with one another, while protecting their surprise baby and a mate who doesn’t seem at all willing to divulge her past.

Will their differences push them together, or pull them apart?

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vulfans-true-mateTHE VULFAN’S TRUE MATE (STARCROSSED DATING AGENCY BOOK 1) by Georgette St. Clair

Talia Fisher likes to complain to her friends that her growly, sexy boss Lukan was a real beast – turns out, she had no idea how right she was. She finds out the truth one night when she storms into his office to confront him…and finds herself transported another planet. A planet full of sexy aliens who actually appreciate Talia’s curves, and are practically climbing over each other to claim her – but Lukan’s got other ideas….

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LOVE AND MURDER (FRIGHT COURT BOOK 2) by Mindy Klasky

VS Note: The plot sounds fun!

Sarah Anderson loves her job at the supernatural night court of Washington DC—even love-and-murderthough that means regularly consorting with vampires. She especially looks forward to the trial of the century, where her testimony might be enough to put the most bloodthirsty villain ever to stalk the Eastern Empire behind bars forever.

Sure, she has a couple of problems, like any hard-working young urban professional. She can’t decide whether she wants to kiss her enigmatic vampire boss or to kill him. Her supernatural mentor insists the powers she longs to wield might actually kill her, if they don’t drive her mad first.

But someone is stalking Washington DC’s vampire elite. And when an ancient evil invades the actual courthouse, Sarah can’t hold back any longer. She must learn to embrace the magic within her…or die trying….

Amazon     iBooks

six-wakesSIX WAKES by Mur Lafferty

VS Note: A space murder mystery! I like Mur’s other books and this sounded intriguing so….yes….I…GULP…. one-clicked. No idea re romance or not.

A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer — before they kill again.
It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood.
At least, Maria Arena had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died.
Maria’s vat was in the front of six vats, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it could awaken. And Maria wasn’t the only one to die recently…
Amazon     iBooks

 

penny of the paranormal.PNGPENNY OF THE PARANORMAL (VANGARD ELITE BOOK 4) by Annie Nicholas

Three days to reach the summit and retrieve the flag.
Those who drop out go home.
The bootcamp’s alpha asks Alistair to protect their omega wolf, Penny.
All they have are the clothes on their back when the worst storm of the winter hits.
But it’s got nothing on Penny.
No shifter has ever torn Alistair open or exposed him like her, all with the razor edge of her tongue.
Forget the blizzard, the real danger is the sharp curve of her smile and the lengths he’ll go to get a taste.

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CROSSROADS OF CANOPY by Thoraiya Dyer

VS Note: No idea of whether there’s any romance in here but wow, the plot sounds amazing. Listed as a Coming of Age.

crossroads-of-canopyAt the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy. Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies. Canopy’s position in the sun, however, is not without its dark side. The nation’s opulence comes from the labor of slaves, and below its fruitful boughs are two other realms: Understorey and Floor, whose deprived citizens yearn for Canopy’s splendor.

Unar, a determined but destitute young woman, escapes her parents’ plot to sell her into slavery by being selected to serve in the Garden under the goddess Audblayin, ruler of growth and fertility. As a Gardener, she wishes to become Audblayin’s next Bodyguard while also growing sympathetic towards Canopy’s slaves.

When Audblayin dies, Unar sees her opportunity for glory – at the risk of descending into the unknown dangers of Understorey to look for a newborn god. In its depths, she discovers new forms of magic, lost family connections, and murmurs of a revolution that could cost Unar her chance…or grant it by destroying the home she loves.

 

Amazon     iBooks

And not scifi romance (although Anna is a kickass writer of various SFR series) but this series has an Indiana Jones vibe so here you are:

UNFATHOMED (TREASURE HUNTER SECURITY BOOK 4)  by Anna Hackett

unfathomedLong, tall, and deadly Morgan Kincaid enjoys her job at Treasure Hunter Security. Raised by a tough Marine father, she loves her guns and knives, and never backs down from a fight. She’s yet to find a man who can keep up with her and after a string of first dates, she’s not feeling hopeful. Assigned to an underwater archeological expedition on the trail of a long-lost shipwreck, Morgan finds herself protecting the very hard, delicious body of a certain globe-trotting archeologist. A smart rogue with a wide smile and a boat-load of charm.

Dr. Zachariah James has information leading to a shipwreck filled with history and treasure….

Amazon     iBooks

SFR Galaxy AwardAnd in other news, the SFR Galaxy Awards were announced this week (I’m squeeing because Star Cruise Outbreak got two nods and Hostage to the Stars got one, plus the Pets In Space anthology got two.)! Be sure to take a moment or two to check out all the listed books! Lots of great reads by excellent authors…

 

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