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…
ETCHED IN BONE (A NOVEL OF THE OTHERS) by Anne Bishop
VS NOTE: I LOVE this series and have reread it a number of times. I also interviewed Anne for USA Today/HEA.
After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…
As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.
With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave…
SILENCE FALLEN (A MERCY THOMPSON NOVEL) by Patricia Briggs
VS NOTE: I also love this series and the new book was good but not my favorite. I prefer the books where Mercy and Adam are together, not separated on different continents. Still, there is some fun Bran involvement.
Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes—only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe…
Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…
ASHWIN (GIDEON’S RIDERS BOOK 1) by Kit Rocha
Lieutenant Ashwin Malhotra is a Makhai soldier—genetically engineered to be cold, ruthless. Unfeeling. His commanding officers consider him the perfect operative, and they’re right. Now, he has a simple mission: to infiltrate Gideon’s Riders, the infamous sect of holy warriors that protects the people of Sector One.
He’s never failed to execute an objective, but there’s one thing he didn’t anticipate—running into Dr. Kora Bellamy, the only woman to ever break through his icy exterior.
When Kora fled her life as a military doctor for the Makhai Project, all she wanted was peace—a quiet life where she could heal the sick and injured. The royal Rios family welcomed her like a sister, but she could never forget Ashwin. His sudden reappearance is a second chance—if she can manage to touch his heart.
When the simmering tension between them finally ignites, Kora doesn’t realize she’s playing with fire. Because she’s not just falling in love with a man who may not be able to love her back. Ashwin has too many secrets—and one of them could destroy her.
MIND: THE MESSAGE by Jenn Nixon
After years of trying to fit in, Casey Wu made her own path, her own way, working as a private security consultant in New York City. When Casey’s apartment is broken into and she and her mother become targets of powered individuals with ties to her long-missing father, reality is turned upside down as she’s pulled into an exciting and treacherous world she’s more connected to than she realizes.
Former General Theo Struck left the military behind to shore up the strength of the MIND team, worried about the significant emergence of psychic and visitor abilities on Earth…
BARBARIAN’S LADY (ICE PLANET BARBARIANS BOOK 14) By Ruby Dixon
You’d think a tall woman would fit in on a planet of seven-foot-tall aliens, but even on the ice planet, I’m still a weirdo and an oddity. I’m everything all the other cute, dainty human women aren’t.
One guy in particular – the alien Harrec – is determined to embarrass me by pretending he’s interested. He’s a jokester that flirts like mad and hits on me constantly just to make me feel foolish. He gets under my skin. He makes me so frustrated I want to scream.
When a side-trip to a glacier turns into a nightmare and the two of us are forced to survive alone, I see another side to the enticing blue alien. Even with no one else around, his compliments keep coming and I start wondering if the attraction between us…is real.
BRUKR (DRAGONS OF PREOR BOOK 8) by Celia Kyle as Erin Tate
He’s willing to lose his honor to claim her, but first he must save her.
The Preor emperor bestowed honors on warrior Brukr sen Zak’lu centuries ago—honors he does not deserve. Since then, he has fought to prove himself worthy of the emperor’s support. He works to protect and care for the females within Preor Tower no matter how difficult they make his task. One female constantly disregards orders and makes his duty nearly impossible. Hannah—with her flowing hair, teasing smiles, and generous curves—torments him with what he cannot have. He aches for her like no other, his dragon rages when he leaves her side, but without the Knowing stretching between them he cannot claim her. Or can he?
Genetic modifications have changed Hannah’s appearance, but they can’t change her past…
ZIVAN (GALACTIC MATES) by Luna Hunter
Mia Frost prides herself on her work ethic. There’s not a single detective in the entire New Atlanta Police Department who works harder than the curvy redhead. Ever since her little sister disappeared without a trace, she’s poured every waking minute into her job.
When a young girl with a striking resemblance to her lost sister disappears on an alien space station, Mia is called upon to bring her back home. She’ll do anything to save this girl’s life. Even if it means working alongside the most arrogant, cockiest Zoran she has ever met.
Zivan is an imposingly tall, broad-shouldered Zoran warrior who upholds the law on the Observer. The growly alien is instantly attracted to the human detective, but to his bewilderment she resists his every advance. This doesn’t deter the muscular cop in the slightest — he’ll do anything to make Mia his.
When they find a lead on the missing girl, they soon realize that this goes way deeper than they could have guessed. When they’re forced to run for their lives, they only have each other to rely on…
MATED TO THE CYBORG GENERAL (CELESTIAL MATES) by Kit Tunstall writing as Aurelia Sky
One moment, completely human and modern-day Carrie Morgan is crocheting in her living room. The next second, a peach alien claiming to be a Celestial Mates agent transports her and her dog four hundred years into the future. He leaves her there to be discovered by her supposed fated mate—a blue-skinned cyborg general.
The sly agent failed to mention a few things, like the fact humans and cyborgs are at war with each other! She’s certain Freydon Rote is crazy, but as she gets to know the cyborg general, she realizes maybe there’s something to the claim that DVS84 is meant to be her mate. Passionate nights further convince her that perhaps she’s in the right place at the right time to find her happy ending—if she survives all the challenges of her new environment.
FIRE PLANET WARRIOR’S PASSION (FIRE PLANET WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Calista Skye
Being carried caveman-style by a huge warrior is probably not the most dignified way to arrive as Earth ambassador to the secretive Ytter tribe on the planet Acerex.
But Lily Jones doesn’t mind it too much, because the warrior carrying her through the snow and ice is easiest the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes on: dark, muscular, mysterious and with a fiery passion in his green eyes. She knows his name is Ravex’ton, she knows he’s a Fire Planet warrior and she knows he has no reason to love aliens like her.
Even so, he has saved her life several times already, and she can’t help but notice that he seems just as taken with her as she is with him.
But before she can explore his outrageous alien body and check if she might be his Fated Mate, they have to survive attacks by bloodthirsty predators. And then they have to handle the terrible Freeze that will probably kill at least one of them.
But that’s nothing against the deadly traitor who is desperate to tear them apart…
WHEN ASH REMAINS by Dena Garson
There isn’t a buffalo or deer that Kajika cannot take down. So when his cousin is slaughtered he relishes the chance to track down the killer. The trail leads him to a woman with gifts he has trouble believing in. Despite their differences he cannot fight his instinct to protect her from all threats – even those he cannot see. That drive even rivals his desire to explore every inch of her body.
A woman with a destiny
Knowing the spirits will protect her, Ahyoka allows the handsome warrior to take her to be questioned by his chief about the unexplained deaths in their village….
BLOOD PHASE BOOK 2 OF THE G.O.D.S. SERIES by Kirsten Campbell
November 12, 2052: Earth has lost two-thirds of its population to the Great War. Many more lives have been lost to earthquakes, the Clover Virus, and the Death Plague. Years later, survivors are clumped into factions. Two of those factions—the Brotherhood and the Guild Faction—have battled over medical supplies and food for years. The fight is coming to a head as manpower dwindles and the struggle becomes one to gain numbers, even if said numbers are children…
Griffin Storm, an albino man kidnapped and dragged into the Brotherhood, has transformed into a G.O.D., a Genetically enhanced Omni-dimensional being. Two weeks in the brig, and Griffin’s released after it’s determined that he’s learned to control most of his god-like abilities. His abilities have grown almost as much as his love for Tassta Vinetti and his unfortunate blood lust. His bond with Tassta’s twin brother, Penn, has grown as well and is cemented in secrets.
Soon after his release, Griffin’s told that Guild agents and the notorious Trips (super-agents of the Guild) are in the Underground. He must now test his abilities to save the abandoned children that live there. Will Griffin rescue the children of the Underground from a tragic end? Will Tassta and Griffin’s love survive such turmoil? Can a G.O.D. forgive himself when death and destruction follow his every move?
A STAR CALLED HOME by Marina Landry
Jul Kisling’s heart aches for the homeless children living beyond her office window. Her father, Chancellor of the Third Quadrant of Akila, refuses to use his power to help them. Frightened but determined, Jul secretly searches for transportation to bring some of the children to a newly-colonized planet.
Marc Prejean is an out-of-work, out-of-money Earth starpilot living on the land of his Cajun ancestors. Wrongfully convicted of smuggling and recently released from forcedsleep, he reluctantly agrees to Jul’s proposition. His desperate situation, the betrayal of his wife and brother, the loss of his starpilot license, and his stolen six years have left Marc angry and withdrawn.
Marc and Jul begin a journey of agonizing mistrust, smoldering sexual desire, and the shared goal of safeguarding the twelve children. Pursued by ruthless adversaries on both sides of the law, they soon realize they are delivering the children into even greater danger.
GOD OF MISCHIEF (FATE’S WARRIORS BOOK 1) by J. C. Diem
Locked in a never-ending battle for supremacy, the balance between good and evil is approaching a climax that will determine the destiny of every living being. Advocate for Order, Fate has chosen three warriors to face the agent of Chaos; Loki. Torn from their worlds, Natalie, Lexi and Violet will embark on a multi- dimensional mission. Their task is far more than just to save their own version of Earth. This time, the stakes are much higher….
SOULJACKER A LILY BOUND NOVEL by Yasmine Galenorn
Lily O’Connell, a succubus, owns Lily Bound, an elite sex salon in the Blood Night District of Seattle. When a client is murdered in her house, a patch of skin missing from his chest, she knows there’s something evil afoot. Then comes the news that the Souljacker—a tattoo-artist-turned-vampire—has escaped from an institution for criminally deranged Supernaturals. And he’s hunting and killing everyone he has ever inked.
With one of the Souljacker’s tattoos on her thigh and nowhere else to turn, Lily hires Archer Desmond, a chaos demon and PI, to help her track down the vampire before he finds her and her friends. But Lily didn’t plan to fall for Archer. And as the old tales say—a succubus who falls in love will destroy the heart of the one she seeks to claim.
DISENCHANTED NOT YOUR TYPICAL FAIRY TALE ROMANCE by Susan Carroll
At the tender age of seventeen, Ella Upton lost her innocence to a traveling minstrel, a youth with flaxen hair and a golden voice whose deep blue eyes concealed his true intentions—until it was too late. Seven years later, Ella’s stepsisters chatter about winning the affections of the dreamy Prince Florian at the royal ball, but Ella has no such illusions. Instead, her dashing best friend, Malcolm Hawkridge, persuades her with his reckless charm and wicked smile to use the occasion to steal back a magic orb from the corrupt king.
But before the clock strikes midnight, Ella finds herself pursued by more than one prince—not to mention Commander Horatio Crushington, who captures her with his piercing gaze from across the crowded ballroom. Dancing through the sudden swirl of suitors, Ella feels her cheeks burning—and not solely because of the orb hidden in her gown. Has the strapping Horatio awakened long-dormant desires or is Ella finally coming to grips with her feelings for Malcolm? Only the girl who thought she’d given up on love can decide.
ZODIAC SHIFTERS: KISSED BY FIRE (MAIDENS BOOK 2) by Michelle Fox
Sometimes when you break a curse, you open old wounds.
Caught up in the supernatural slave trade, mermaid Mila needs saving, not promises of undying love from a cursed dragon. But allies are scarce, making the cursed dragons of Scotland her only hope.
When Niall MacTeine boarded the slaver boat with his dragon brothers, he knew they were going to save people, he just never expected to be rescued himself. Thrown overboard, Mila gives him the ‘kiss of the sea’ and that’s when he knows, she’s the key to his freedom.
But breaking the curse that locks him in his human form requires trust and an open heart. Neither of which Mila gives lightly. Niall will have to prove he’s worth the risk in order to claim his fated maiden.
HOW TO TAME A BEAST IN SEVEN DAYS by Kerrelyn Sparks
As one of the Embraced—one born with magical powers—the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.
Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast—Lord Leo—in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire—even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?
EXILE (A SOCIETY NOVEL) by Mason Sabre
Everyone knows that being exiled is as good as a death sentence. Even worse when you are the son of the Alpha …
Former ruler of his own domain and warrior for his father’s pack, Stephen Davies is one of the fiercest tiger shifters the Other world has ever known. A legend in his own right, he has earned both the respect of his own kind, and the fear of the Humans.
In Exile, however, all is different …
Stephen has barely arrived in this God forsaken place when the bus he is on is stopped and attacked by a creature he has never seen before. She’s there to rescue him, but her actions cast Stephen into an unravelling new world. Not only does he find himself in unexpected places with the strangest people, but his tiger seems to think he has found the one true thing he has been looking for …
The only problem is that someone is hunting Stephen, and they don’t care who they hurt to get to him.
THE CRAVING by Z. Allora
VS NOTE: From February
The craving is an undeniable urge that drives K’Dane citizens to find their life mates—if only to sate their uncontrollable physical longings.
Thrilled at being named a Chosen, Phoenix Dotir leaves K’Dane to become an artist-monk who will create dimensional art capable of changing worlds. Living by the monastery’s Principles of Purity will surely help him overcome the craving. But he never accounted for star chaser Zadra Solav.
Zadra doesn’t believe in rules and makes his own future….
IN DEATH’S SHADOW (RIFTS SERIES BOOK 3) by Siobhan Muir
After three hundred years, Princess Maia is done with dryads.
Imprisoned by the wood folk for a crime she didn’t commit, Princess Maiasora Silvercloak wants her life back. If she finds the Key to the Twelve Realms and returns it to the dryads by the summer solstice, she’s free. Too bad she has no clue where to look. And the dryads’ solution might kill her.
Master Assassin Quinn Talen wants safe passage across the dryads’ forest after his last contract put him in the crossfire. The dryads offer him a deal: Escort a princess on her quest to find a magical artifact and he’ll be released. One catch: she’s the daughter of the king who killed his brother.
Spell-bound together, they must scour the world for the pieces of this artifact without getting killed or killing each other. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan as they race against time to secure the Key before the deadline. But nothing’s ever simple when magic is involved and death isn’t the worst outcome if they fail to find the Key.
DRAGON BABY (NIGHT AND DAY INK BOOK 5) by Milly Taiden
Lily Cruz doesn’t want a wolf for a mate. She’s totally not going to follow in her cousin’s footsteps. With one failed marriage behind her, she isn’t really interested in relationships period. But she would love to have babies. At almost forty, her biological clock is hammering over her head big time.
Thane Dreki won’t get some random woman pregnant just to stay alive. He isn’t interested in a relationship either. Having seen how a broken heart can destroy someone, the last thing he wants is to give any woman that power.
Thane might have to reconsider his stance when he meets Lily and a wild night of sex results in more than either of them bargained for. He’ll do anything to protect his woman and their baby, including killing anyone who threatens their existence. But the biggest problem he faces isn’t an enemy, it’s getting Lily to give their love a chance.
UNDISCOVERED (AMOVEO RISING BOOK 1) by Sara Humphreys
A long time ago, Zander Lorens was cursed to walk the earth stripped of his Dragon Clan powers. Every night, trapped in a recurring nightmare, Zander relives his darkest moment. He can hardly believe it when the dream changes and a beautiful young woman appears. Zander believes she’s the key to ending his torment. Finding her in the real world is one thing, but how will he convince her of who-and what-she really is?
She’s the end to his nightmare
Rena McHale uses her unique sensitivity as a private investigator, touting herself as a “human divining rod” and finder of the lost. By day she struggles with sensory overload, and by night her sleep is haunted by a fiery dragon shifter. Nothing in her life makes sense, until the man from her dreams shows up at her door with a proposition…
FIRESTORM A DRAGON ROMANCE (DARK KINGS BOOK 10) by Donna Grant
VS NOTE: I haven’t read these but from some of the reviews while this may not be a cliffhanger, evidently there’s another book to come and some readers were unsatisfied and said they wished they’d waited for the series to be complete. Other reviewers were happy with this book so….up to you!
As a dragon shapeshifter Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret. But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire…
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE (AGES OF INVENTION BOOK 2) by S. B. K. Burns
VS NOTE: from late February
It’s 1824 Philadelphia at the opening of the Franklin Institute of Science, and one of its founders, Samantha’s father, wants her to marry his business partner, a much older man, to keep their war industry dealings secret.
Looking for a way out of the arranged marriage, tomboy Sam finds it in Eagle, the half Native American son of the man she is to marry.
Eagle brings Samantha into his spiritual world, his bimijiwan, in order that she might stop their father’s preparations for an ironclad Civil War at sea. To do this, Sam might have to convince Benjamin Franklin to abandon his kite experiment.
LAVOS (VLG BOOK 5) by Laurann Dohner
VS NOTE: May I be honest here? Some series by Ms. Dohner, I LOVE and can’t get enough of but rightly or wrongly, I couldn’t even finish the first book in this series. However, many readers love them, so here’s the latest!
Jadee Trollis knows a little something about things that go bump in the night. Thanks to a father obsessed with myths, legends, and the paranormal, Jadee was dragged around the world in his pursuit of everything from ghosts to Sasquatch as a child. She got away from all that craziness in her teens, seeking a normal life as an adult. A trip to Alaska to visit her father quickly turns into a nightmare. Jadee ends up trapped in her father’s tricked-out RV, hiding from the dangerous Vampires outside.
Lavos is the hottest man she’s ever seen when he comes to her rescue….
CHANGING FACES by Barb Caffrey
Allen and Elaine are graduate students in Nebraska, and love each other very much. Their life should be idyllic, but Elaine’s past includes rape, neglect, and abuse from those who should’ve loved her—but didn’t, because from childhood, Elaine identified as transgender.
When Elaine tells Allen right before Christmas, he doesn’t know what to do. He loves Elaine, loves her soul, has heard about transgender people before, but didn’t think Elaine was one of them—she looks and acts like anyone else. Now, she wants to become a man and is going to leave.
He prays for divine intervention, and says he’ll do anything, just please don’t separate him from Elaine…and gets it.
Now, he’s in Elaine’s body. And she’s in his. They’ll get a second chance at love.
Why? Because once you find your soulmate, the universe will do almost anything to keep you together—even change your faces.
WHEN A LIONESS POUNCES (A LION’S PRIDE BOOK 6) by Eve Langlais
VS NOTE: Eve’s one of my favorite people and authors so even though I try not to list too many shifter books in any one week, can’t resist including hers!
There’s a new guy in town, a mysterious and domineering man with secrets.
Reba likes secrets. She especially loves swatting at them until they spill their guts—sometimes quite literally.
But Gaston isn’t swayed by her sensual allure.
This slick club owner is very much intrigued by the cocoa-skinned beauty, but he doesn’t dare show too much interest lest his enemies notice.
As if Reba cares about danger. This lioness thrives on action and a bit of violence, and she knows how to do it with class. She’s ready to strap on her heels, gloss her lips, and go to battle. Watch out because, once she’s got you in her sights, she’s not afraid to pounce.
VS Note: I had a cover reveal for my soon to be released scifi romance: