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…
Releases from some of my favorite authors this week!
TREYVON (KALISZIAN BOOK 2) by M.K. Eidem
General Treyvon Rayner is the Supreme Commander of the Kaliszian Defenses. He is the cousin and trusted friend of the Kaliszian Emperor, Emperor Liron Kalinin, in spite of Treyvon’s ancestor being one of the causes of the Great Infection so many centuries ago. It is never far from Treyvon’s mind, and he vowed he’d spend his entire life trying to make things right.
Chef Jennifer Neibaur dreamed of traveling to exotic places, of experiencing different cuisines, and learning how to prepare them….
PROTECTOR (GALACTIC GLADIATORS BOOK 4) by Anna Hackett
VS Note: Always happy to see a new book by Anna!
Cool and driven Madeline Cochran made a successful career for herself as civilian commander of a space station orbiting Jupiter…until the day it was attacked and she was abducted by alien slavers.
Her organized existence shattered, Madeline suffered during her captivity, but since her rescue by the tough gladiators of the House of Galen, she’s struggling to assimilate to her new life. As she navigates the desert world of Carthago and the gladiator city of Kor Magna, she desperately misses her teenage son back on Earth and throws herself into finding another human, space marine Blaine, still kept captive by the slavers. She also finds herself working harder than ever to avoid a certain charming showman gladiator who is far too attractive and far too tempting.
Gladiator Lore Uma-Xilene is a protector at heart and a sucker for a damsel in distress…
UNEXPECTED BRIDE (WARLORD SERIES BOOK 6) by Michelle Howard
Saran was a Warlord who was used to having what he wanted, when he wanted, and how he wanted. He was strong, capable and feared.
Then an event changed his world forever. Now all he has left is fear and the woman that he gave little notice to before.
He’ll discover that just as strength comes in many different forms so does love and sometimes it takes the heart of a Warlord to recognize his unexpected bride.
JUDGE AND JURY by AR DeClerck
She was a living flame in the darkness; he needed her to burn them all. Thousands of years ago, a plague spread across the universe, and it has been making its way toward Earth. Galactic demon hunter Dex has been chasing the bloodthirsty monsters from planet to planet, always one step behind. Now he may be ahead of the horde, and he needs the Lexicon to help him destroy them. Jury Parker has known about her destiny since a childhood accident showed her the future. She has been waiting and preparing for the day a strange man would appear on her doorstep asking for her help. She never expected him to be handsome or sexy as hell. Dex and Jury must race against the clock to defeat the demons that threaten every living thing on Earth. Jury will have to face her destiny, and Dex will have to acknowledge their growing attraction. What will happen if they have to choose between the two?
BORN OF VENGEANCE: THE LEAGUE: NEMESIS RISING BOOK 10 by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their assassins-in-training to hunt and kill. The average life expectancy for such beings is six weeks. But defying the odds is what this Gyron Force officer does best, and Bastien won’t rest until he lays his betrayers in their graves.
Ten years later, he has one chance to balance the scales of justice, provided he relies on his former wingman— the very sister of the woman who testified against him.
Major Ember Wyldestarrin joined the outlaw Tavali the day Kirovar fell into the hands of a tyrant, and she and her sister-team were left on an outpost to die under the barrage of enemy fire….
DEAD LADY VANISHING (BOLDE AND BAULSY MYSTERIES BOOK 2) by Janni Nell
I’m Natasha Bolde and I see ghosts, well one ghost anyway: Clover Skye Baulsey, PI. In life, she was my best friend and mentor. In death, she’s been my rock, my conscience, my shelter. I’d follow her anywhere, but I really wish I hadn’t followed her to Britain’s Wildfinch Hall, because that’s where she disappeared.
The last thing she did was call for my help. Since I don’t know much about the spirit world I called Joe Nettleford, who moonlights as a ghost hunter. He’s good as what he does, but it’s kind of awkward since I refused to date him. So now I’m not sure what’s going to be more difficult: working with Joe or untangling the secrets of Wildfinch Hall and its ghosts. Still I’d better find a way to succeed at both. If I don’t, I’ll never see Clover again.
DRAGON TRAP (COALITION MATES BOOK 5) by Sarah Marshall
All Marisol Lewis had ever wanted was a family, but her ex-husband back on Earth made sure that would never happen while they were together. Now? After waking up on an alien planet, she has a plan, and she’s more determined than ever to see it through on her own. Luca and Baelion are dragon shifters with a troubled past. Shunned by their own people, they now work for the Coalition Council taking rescue jobs that no one else can do. They manage to find Marisol when she gets abducted–but their rescue plans take a wrong turn, and they all end up stranded on a dangerous, quarantined planet. Mari finds out the hard way that life often gets in the way of best-laid plans…and dragon shifters most definitely do get in the way of hers. Good thing for her that dragons are naturally quite stubborn once they decide they want something–and they’ve decided she’s theirs.
ALWAYS TOMORROW (LUMINARY WARS BOOK 2) by Cait Lexis
Elite Commander Tera Laux is being sent on a covert mission to secure the future safety of the Luminary, the galaxy’s most influential man. She’s excited to go on the mission except for one little glitch, the infuriating and all too sexy Dr. Kitsou. She might have to work with him, but she didn’t have to like it. How can she focus on her mission when his very presence drives her crazy?
Data Scientist and historian Xend Kitsou is assigned to the mission to provide his research and analytical skills, with a secret agenda. He might admire Tera’s vibrant beauty and fighting spirit, but his top priority is his work with the Luminary to regain an ancient knowledge.
As they race across the galaxy, hunting and setting traps for their target, their past catches up with them and the line between friend and foe begins to blur. They must decide how much they’re willing to risk to complete the mission.
COMET TALES (4 SHORT STORIES PLUS A NOVELLA) by Aurora Springer
Trudge over the rocks of Mars, trek through a hazardous alien jungle, or pop across the galaxy in a pirate ship in five fun tales of science fiction adventure and romance.
TRICKERY (CURSE OF THE GODS) BY Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington
In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.
At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won’t ever be forced to present herself to them… Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world—a position that she definitely did not earn.
Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it.
Either way, she is in trouble.
STAR NAVIGATOR (STRANDED IN THE STARS BOOK 3) by Naomi Lucas
“It’s different because of Atlas,” she whispered, wholeheartedly feeling the truth of that statement.
Reina stopped caring, and she doesn’t know why.
After years of working for the Earthian Space Fleet, spending her days in quiet anticipation as a back-up pilot, doing her work well, if indifferently, she comes face-to-face with an alien warrior who tries to bargain away her free will and make her his own. Furious and unsure whether she should fight for a life when she was just going through the motions, Reina is approached by her superiors and asked to captain the last mission into the abyss, drastically altering the course of her life.
What does a Cyborg do when he has the power of the entire network? (more)….
XANDR’S PRIZE (CHAETDORIAN MATES BOOK 5)by E. M. Reders
Many centuries ago, the planet Chaetdor was destroyed and the survivors of that planet set out on a mission to find themselves a new home. Earth was never part of the plan; a primitive world with little technology and a sun that was harmful to the Chaetdorian body. When there was a fault with the ship they had no choice but to land on the foreign planet and hope that they could fix the problem quickly so they could continue on their journey.
But that didnit happen. The fault was far worse than they had first thought and caused them to crash during landing, seriously damaging their vessel. With the lack of technology on Earth at that time they were stuck, having no choice but to hide their craft and adapt in order to survive.
There were just two problems. One, they were highly sensitive to the earth’s sun, meaning that they could only venture out at night. And two, in order to maintain a humanoid appearance they needed to consume human blood. Stories of large, handsome, pale men with fangs soon spread, and the myth of the vampire was born.
Now it’s time for them to leave… if only it was that simple.
INTO THE FIRE: A NIGHT PRINCE NOVEL by Jeaniene Frost
For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.
A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them . . . and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.
OUT OF THE ASHES: ZODIAC SHIFTERS PARANORMAL ROMANCE: PISCES by Julia Mills
The mission is simple – get into the enemy camp, free the humans, return the demons to Hell and return home the victor. For a Daughter of Poseidon and her constant companion, Drákon – a centuries old water dragon, that’s called a good day at work.
Everything is going as planned. Una, eldest daughter and Guardian of Pisces, has checked one and two off her list, and is headed to three when things get complicated. Brody Mason bows at her feet, pledging his allegiance to not only her but also, the gods and the Light. As a show of loyalty, he promises to take her to the portal from Hell and with his own blood help her close the door on the Underworld. This one act will rid the world of evil forever. There’s only one problem…he’s a Hellhound….
NOTHING TO CROAK ABOUT by Leighann Dobbs
When Silver Hollow witch Adele Brundage curses the town with a plague of toads until her killer is found, Isolde Quinn and her cousins find themselves thrown into a dangerous world where someone will go to any lengths to keep a decades-old secret. Armed with their witchy powers and unconventional pet familiars, the Quinns set out on an investigation that puts them in the path of a dangerous killer who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets buried.
And when that path intersects with hunky FBI agent Dex Nolan, it’s a blessing and a curse. Issy has feelings for Dex, but can a lawman sworn to prosecute paranormals ever truly fall for a witch?
With the body count piling up—not to mention the toads—Issy has to take drastic action to expose the identity of the killer before they claim another victim.
SHADOW’S SEDUCTION (IMMORTALS AFTER DARK BOOK 17) by Kresley Cole
A night of debauchery . . .
Prince Mirceo Daciano and his new friend Caspion the Tracker comb the streets of Dacia, drunkenly seeking out pleasures of the flesh. In what should have been a typical night, they coax a bevy of nymphs to bed. To impress their females, the demon and the vampire kiss on a dare.
Changes them forever . . .
Once they finally break away from their soul-searing kiss, they find themselves alone—and shaken. Had they imagined their explosive chemistry? Obstacles—ranging from a death sentence, to exile on a war-torn dimension—threaten to destroy their lives . . . and the vulnerable promise in that one kiss.
How long can they resist the fire that blazes between them?
Even if Mirceo accepts Caspion as his fated mate, the seductive vampire still must convince the stubborn demon that their bond is forever. And any royal Dacian union must receive the blessing of King Lothaire, an unpredictable and savage killer. . . .
HUNT THE DARKNESS (ORDER OF THE BLADE BOOK 11) by Stephanie Rowe
One warrior driven by an oath he will give his life to fulfill. Another tormented by his love for the woman he failed.
Haunted by loss, each warrior is consumed by his relentless quest for redemption. Alone, each will fail. But when Calydon warrior Gabe Watson and mage Vladimir Hawkings team up to cross over into the demon realm to hunt down those who matter most, they finally have a chance to change the past …until they encounter two bold, sensual women who hold the key to everything that matters to them…brave, independent women who want nothing to do with them.
Sophie Flanagan has no memory of her life before she was kidnapped by demons, including how she got the wedding band that burns on her hand….
DON’T SPEAK by Katy Regnery
In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party where she is working.
Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.
Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.
All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.
FIREBRAND (GREEN RIDER) by Kristen Britain
Zachary Davriel Hillander, High King of Sacoridia, rues how much he has had to give up to lead his realm, including the freedom to live and love as he chooses. When an embassy from Eletia arrives to propose a joint venture between their realms to seek out an old ally in the north, he is dismayed to learn that the one Sacoridian they have in mind to accompany their guide is the woman he truly loves but cannot have: Green Rider Karigan G’ladheon.
Karigan has only just returned from a dark future where Sacoridia has been conquered and is ruled by a despotic emperor, and she has not recovered in heart or mind. As if that is not enough, the castle ghosts won’t leave her alone. Though Zachary is loath to part from her so soon after her return, he knows she is the best choice to undertake the mission to the north.
Each step on their journey places Karigan and her companions closer to enemy territory and danger, for northward lie the forces of Second Empire, Sacoridia’s longtime foe, and Grandmother, the necromantic leader of Second Empire, has not been idle. She uses her magic to summon a wild elemental spirit to wreak havoc upon Zachary and his wife, Queen Estora.
At first the Sacoridians succeed in fending off the creature, but it so covets Estora that it can’t stay away. It abducts Zachary, assuming his form and his place at Estora’s side—but when it is finally ousted, Zachary is still missing. Estora, alone and heavy with twins, must prepare her realm for the coming conflict from the confines of her bedchamber.
Meanwhile, the danger only deepens for Karigan and her companions as they journey north. When she finds herself caught in the midst of a clash between forces, Karigan must rescue and protect her king before she falls into a trap set by Grandmother—a trap that could give Second Empire the power to control the dead and all the demons of the hells.