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…
The week starts off with new releases from Eve Langlais, not one but two new releases from S. E. Smith, and Cynthia Sax’s latest!
REBEL (SPACE GYPSY CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Eve Langlais
Prophecy says he’s the one who will find the lost Rhomanii homeworld.
Fate has governed his whole life.
But he’s not letting it control his future.
Prophesied as both the Rhomanii leader that will unite the clans and lead them home, as well as the destroyer, Rafe returns to the mighty wheel his clan calls home with the artifacts he’s collected along the way. Only there are forces working against him, and his uncle, the arch duke of the enclave, is out for blood.
Older, wiser, and most decidedly deadlier, Rafe is determined to solve the mystery and complete the puzzle, but his love life is a bloody mess, his double—the annoying usurper, Mikhail—thwarts his every move, and nothing goes as planned. Especially when there are rumors that entire families have gone silent, and he feels the weight of the one foretold to uncover the Rhomanii’s hidden path home.
The forces for and against Rafe are rallying, but is rebellion the only solution?
THE DRAGONLINGS VERY SPECIAL VALENTINE (DRAGONLINGS OF VALDIER BOOK 4) by S. E. Smth
A batch of heart-shaped cookies stirs the imagination of the dragonlings and their friends when Carmen shares a magical tale of love. It will take a very special Valentine, a few mischievous dragonlings, their best friends, some clueless warriors, and two enchanting Goddesses to help a lonely woman find the dragon who loves her.
Love is in the air and not even the mighty warriors of the Valdier, Curizan, and Sarafin are immune to the power of celebrating their feelings for the women who have changed their lives. Hearts, glue, and glitter abound when the warriors help the dragonlings on their quest to assist Cupid in this delightful tale of love, hope, and happiness.
DESTIN’S HOLD (THE ALLIANCE BOOK 5) by S. E. Smith
Destin Parks will do whatever it takes to rebuild the city he calls home, even if it means working with another alien ambassador. Her predecessor left him hesitant to trust the alien diplomats assigned to Chicago’s rebuilding, but Destin knows that if he refuses to work with them, he will be replaced, and he won’t give them the satisfaction.
Jersula Ikera was assigned to Earth by the Alliance Council. The Council hopes her logical mind and calm demeanor will resolve the upheaval caused by the last ambassador….
HERS TO COMMAND (CYBORG SIZZLE BOOK 8) by Cynthia Sax
VS Note: And these terrific cyborg tales DO sizzle…
Three Battered Hearts. One Perfect Love
Ace and Thrasher share a special bond. They’ve never acknowledged that connection and have never fully acted on it. The Humanoid Alliance kill cyborg males like them, deeming the warriors to be defective. Now that Ace and Thrasher have escaped, they don’t trust the cyborg council and their brethren to react any differently. Physical love is too risky for them to consider.
Until they meet her.
Carys is the Commander of a Rebel Battle Station….
ALIEN WARLORDS’ HEIR (WARLORDS OF OCTAVA BOOK 2) by Vi Voxley
Dana Hallsey is on her last trip. After so many journeys to the planet of Octava, the Ambassador from Terra has had enough of seeing everybody find their fated when she can’t muster any faith in love anymore. As a single mother, she has to do what’s right for her son – and that’s giving him stability. Not something in abundance in an alien warzone!
Chase and Havoc are two men at odds. The alien warlords are the protectors of their realm and all that stands between Octava and certain annihilation, but sometimes, it feels like they’re a bigger threat to each other than any enemy could be. When fate ties them to the same woman, one who’s stubbornly ready to protect herself, all their conflicts have to come to an end. One way or another.
The fate of Octava, and their love, depends on it.
DEBRIS AND DETRITUS THE LESSER GREEN GODS RUNNING AMOK by Various
VS Note: I bought this for the new Robin D. Owens story. I have no idea about the romance content of any of the stories.
“Debris and Detritus, the lesser-known Greek gods…” *
These words launched over a dozen alternate realities and histories, invaded existing universes, and even inspired a book or two—with Debris and Detritus running amok through every world they touch.
With nothing else to go on, writers from various genres created deities that might or might not actually be Greek, might or might not be of any particular gender, might or might not be of this Earth—but they always wreak havoc in ways that range from darkly horrific to brightly comedic….
CHEST OF BONE (THE AFTERWORLD CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Vicki Stiefel
As magical and mundane worlds entwine, empath and unawakened Mage Clea Reese must team up with the secretive James Larrimer to hunt her mentor’s killer and stop the forces of corruption from obtaining the Chest of Bone, the ultimate source of otherworldly power.
Larrimer is a predator who stalks endangered-animal traders. Or so it appears. And none are prepared for the fusion of Clea’s and Larrimer’s song, a wild resonance which can bind one to the other.
Powerful forces align against them, and only Clea, the singular Key, and Larrimer stand between these malignant entities and their ruthless quest.
PETER DARLING by Austin Chant
Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is.
But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Even more shocking is the attraction Peter never knew he could feel for his old rival, Captain Hook—and the realization that he no longer knows which of them is the real villain.
THE GENDER GAME 4: THE GENDER WAR by Bella Forrest
VS Note: Teen & YA
“For the sake of Viggo, my brother, my family in Patrus, and every single citizen of our God-forsaken nations, I had to stop the war.”
Continue Violet and Viggo’s journey…
THE WITCH’S SECRET (FAY MORGAN CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Katherine Sparrow
Morgan le Fay, the great witch and legendary little sister to King Arthur, has lived well beyond her wild and wicked past. These days she’s content to run her Wiccan supply shop in Pike Place Market and watch out for Seattle’s supernatural residents. Then two men stumble through her door. The first is a werewolf. The second? He seems familiar, though she has no memory of him.
Soon Morgan is dragged into a mystery that includes dragons, knights, and a mysterious witch hellbent on revenge. She will come face to face with truths and secrets about herself she has long forgotten. As if that weren’t enough, the man who she has no memories of? He is completely charming, but seems incapable of telling her the truth about anything. Even worse, she just might be falling for him.
ONE NIGHT WITH THE ALPHA KING (ROYAL ALPHAS BOOK 1) by Belle Scarlett
When Senator Anya Fortune snubs His Royal Majesty’s wedding offer, Shade wonders what an Alpha King has to do to get the woman to notice him… Use the one, hot night he’s given by law to change her mind, naturally. Let the game of hearts begin. Winner take all.
STOLEN SECRETS (ILLUMINATI SPINOFF ROMANCE BOOK 1) by Elizabeth Alsobrooks
Offered an enormous sum by an anonymous benefactor for the acquisition of an ancient ceremonial relic, a sum that would keep the antiquities shop in Cairo her father left her afloat while she continued her own archaeological pursuits, Lady Isabella Valentine was distracted rather than tempted, then suspicious, when the dashing young Bedouin slipped in just before closing and promised her a deal she couldn’t refuse–for the very same relic. Despite his sensual appeal, she did refuse him, sending him away. But neither of them know of the evil power they are up against, or what hidden dangers await them in the tomb of the high priest….
JOYZAL’S PRIZE (ALIEN BOUNTY HUNTERS BOOK 2) by Michelle Mills
He’s found his mate and he’s keeping her.
Jacole is supposed to leave in the morning to start training at Quantico. Instead she’s been kidnapped by asshole space pirates who are about to sell her and the other women they’ve captured as sex slaves to the highest bidder. Oh hell, no. Jacole vows they’ll soon realize they’ve caught the wrong damn human. She organizes a mutiny to take down the f*kers who’ve kidnapped them…but the plan is interrupted when someone blows a hole in the side of the ship.
A seven foot tall lethal warrior emerges from the rubble with a weapon in each clawed hand….
BOUND SOULS (A SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE FOREVER YOURS BOOK 1) by N. D. Jones
VS NOTE: I was torn whether this really is an SFR or not, despite the title, have not read it, no idea if there’s an HEA. The reviews so far seem positive…
A supernatural love triangle that tests the bounds of science, truth, and faith.
Regent Lela of Asiya is the most powerful person on her planet but she is powerless to save the life of her beloved soulmate—Zion Grace. For thirty years they lived as husband and wife, but Zion’s time is at an end. Lela must go on without him.
“There will never be anyone else for me.”
Despite having died, nothing can keep Zion from his soulmate. He’s back but not as the man he once was. Zion must help Lela move on with her life, lest he lose her forever. But how can Zion convince Lela to accept the love and affections of another man when he still wants her for himself?
EVERY MIRACULOUS MOMENT (HYENA HEAT BOOK 6) by R. E. Butler
Dragon shifter Miracle Caprice has finally set herself free from her twenty-year arranged mating to an alcoholic, philandering male. As one of the few female dragons in her clan, she finally has an opportunity to make her own mating choices. With her elderly parents’ blessing and the encouragement of her best friend, she heads to a shifters-only island in Florida to participate in the supernatural version of a singles’ party. Armed with a new tattoo symbolizing her freedom, a few sexy bikinis, and the weight of her unhappy mating off her shoulders, she’s ready for anything.
Mack Callahan, alpha of the Beyton wolf pack, has spent the last twenty-three years alone, since his mate was killed during a full moon hunt….
CHAOS AWAKENS (DRAGONS OF THE NETHER BOOK 1) by Megg Jensen
VS Note: No idea if there’s romance but I do love an epic fantasy…
For hundreds of years, the orcs and humans of Doros have shared an uneasy peace. It shatters in an instant with the botched assassination of a human priest in the orc capital. Hell bent on revenge, the humans take up arms as the orc monarchy crumbles from outside interference.
Now Tace, the unlucky assassin, is on the run. It’s soon clear, however, that her mistake hasn’t only precipitated a war. It’s unleashed ancient powers, the stuff of legends and fireside tales—and not the cozy kind.
Tace has always worked solo, but to save Doros, she’ll need to assemble the unlikeliest allies. Together, they’ll unravel the mysteries of the orcs’ cult of death, and in the process, Tace will come to question everything she’s ever believed. Only one thing is certain: a great destiny awaits her—if she can live long enough to meet it….
LUCIEN DRAGOFIN MATED: BOOK 2 by Mychal Daniels
He thought his biggest challenge would be guarding the portal to this world and galaxy… until he met her.
Feisty and determined, Quinn Bradford is no man’s pushover. After an unfortunate turn of events, she finds herself looking for new clients to save her business. When the sweet opportunity to persuade the owner of a jewel in the rough venue falls into her lap, Quinn’s tenacity and never take no for an answer attitude is tested to its limits.
Enter one Lucien Drake, first-born dragon son, and leader of the Dragofin Clan….
RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER SOMEWHERE IN TIME by Tracy Kincaid
Fallen through time, Cassy Day finds herself adrift and alone in the vast ocean. Rescued by a handsome pirate, she soon discovers a bountiful treasure of sin and love in his strong arms.
Captain William Jones didn’t expect the bedraggled castaway to be such a delightful temptation and welcome diversion from his routine voyage….
TEMPEST AND THE WARRIOR (UNEARTHLY WORLD BOOK 7) BY C. L. Scholey
Hurting and angry, Cy, a lone Zargonnii warrior spends years banished from a planet he loves. Home. The word eats his soul. Planet after planet he travels, but there is only one place for him. His ship crashes during a battle with a mind altering Angano alien, landing him on a desolate planet with a human female and her young son. Tempest is his ticket home. Cy knows if he brings her back to his leader and best friend Titus, who banished him, he will be welcomed. The plan was easy: a human female, her son, Angano blood, and an Angano enemy ship. Cy would be welcomed back with open arms. Right? What could go wrong? Everything.
Tempest and her son were abandoned three long years ago by a Tonan warrior, leaving her bitter and betrayed. When a massive alien lands and encourages her to go home with him she is eager to be away with her son from a planet promising only death, yet she is wary. Cy wants something from her, or needs something from her. Is it in her heart to risk another betrayal?
CYBORG LEGACY : A FALLEN EMPIRE NOVEL by Lindsay Buroker
VS Note: No romance in this one apparently, from the reviews I saw, but I’m including it because I love her Fallen Empire series and this book connects to that. One clicked it!
Former Cyborg Corps soldier Jasim Antar was relieved to come out of the war alive and looked forward to switching to a less violent line of work. But nobody wants to hire a brawny cyborg to do anything that doesn’t involve brutalizing people on a daily basis. Stuck working as a debt collector alongside an eccentric pilot who enjoys knitting gifts for her grandkids when she isn’t blowing people up, Jasim longs to find a more peaceful existence.
But peace is elusive when you have a violent past. While on a routine mission, Jasim comes across the body of a soldier he served with during the war. He soon learns that someone is murdering former members of the Cyborg Corps, men who should be extremely difficult to kill. And he’s next on the list.
Jasim steels himself to reach out to the one person he’s certain can help, his old commander: Colonel Leonidas Adler. Adler is strong, smart, and deadly, good traits to have in an ally. Unfortunately, he remembers Jasim as a misfit rather than a model soldier, and convincing him to join forces may be even tougher than finding and facing the killer.
BRAUM (ENGIMA SERIES BOOK 7 ) by Ditter Kellen
As the daughter of the vice president of the United States, Josie Reynolds must adhere to certain rules; very little interaction with the outside world, and definitely no contact with the deadly Bracadytes that live beneath. Until a chance meeting in the halls of the White House brings her face to face with the giant alien known as Braum. He’s gorgeous, mysterious and undeniably dangerous. But the forbidden had always been Josie’s weakness…
Watching the beautiful Josie from a distance is no longer enough for Braum. Though his head demands he stay away, his heart refuses to listen. Braum’s entire world is turned upside down when he leaves with the vice president’s daughter, and returns to Aukrabah. Danger, jealousy and desire all war together to create an explosion of passion that threatens to burn them alive. If they survive…
UNREST (UNKNOWN TRILOGY BOOK 2) by Wendy Higgins
Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.
Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities…lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can’t escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.
In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy’s identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.
CLAIMING MY VALENTINE: A SET OF 14 Paranormal Romances by Various
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