As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! 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).
I think there are a LOT of New Releases coming next week…
STAR WARRIOR (DELROI WARRIOR BOOK 3) by Loribelle Hunt
VS Note: Thanks to Elizabeth N for the heads up that this book was out!
Cassius Stian has come to Earth to take over its defenses against the galaxy’s new enemy, the Faelis Consortium. The last thing he expects on his arrival is to meet his mate.
General Talia Lowell isn’t quite sure what to do with the alien warrior who barges into her life, but since he refuses to budge from his insistence she’s his mate, she figures she might as well enjoy it while it lasts.
Cassius has other plans, however. He’s here to stay.
KAYZON’S WISH (LIEN BOUNTY HUNTERS BOOK 3) by Michelle Miles
Kayzon of Twenty-Six is beastly.
Small offspring cry at the sight of his hulking frame and the vicious scar that bisects the right side of his face. Banished from his home world and deemed unworthy of a Bride—his mere presence strikes fear into the hearts of most beings.
Except for one fierce, tiny female. She alone is unafraid.
Kia is astonished when a sexy Xylan Warrior strides through the crowded marketplace of New Earth. When she attempts to speak to him, he replies in a deep, husky voice, “Leave human. Nothing good will come from this.”
But when Hurlian soldiers start dropping from the sky, ready to snatch unsuspecting humans, Kayzon rescues her…
LOVE UNDER THE VIOLET CROWN (THE PASSION QUEST BOOK 2) by Sterling Scott and Sahalie Blue
VS Note: This is listed as erotica.
Dr. Julie Patterson is an alien anthropologist. She is on a quest to bring peace to the galaxy.
Julie and her scientific team are aboard the starship Kart Wilhelm, orbiting the planet Maia-3 with its population of bronze age humanoids. Their mission is to redirect the focus of the war-like beings to become successful trading partners. To accomplish this goal, the invading scientists plan to kidnap key individuals and implant new ideals of peace and freedom into their brains.
A native of Maia-3, Iva is a member of the wealthy and deeply spiritual Violet Crown family. Following the custom of her people, her father arranges a marriage to a respected mathematician, Archmed….
VOX (WARRIORS OF SANGRIN BOOK 4) by Nancey Cummings and Starr Huntress
An engineer, she designed and built bleeding edge combat starships, the kind that kept Earth safe from alien invasion. Focused on her work, she lost her fiancé and her job on the same day. Oh, and her mother told her to get surgery to fix the junk in her trunk.
No thank you.
She volunteered to be matched to a Mahdfel warrior. Being in space with the warrior aliens was the only way to pursue her research. Face to face with her muscular new husband, their instant chemistry took her breath away….
FOX TRAP: A SCIFI URBAN FANTASY (GUARDIANS OF GHAEL BOOK 1) by Jayne Fury
Lies. Shifters. And space vampires.
When Elly Morgan, a foxkin ex-cop-turned-PI on a mission from the Seannach Council, encounters her murderous quarry in an alley he is far more than she expected or can handle. Detective Blaine Cornell, the Chief Inspector from Lumina, is also sent to track the same murderer. What he knows that she doesn’t and can’t reveal to her will put them both in a life and death struggle to save her kindred.
JONES AND JONES by Linda Mooney
Bounty hunters by day. Superheroes by night.
Slone and Embrie have known each other since birth, and after crash landing on Earth, they know they are the last of their kind. Intergalactic refugees, and extremely young, they are discovered and taken in by an older couple who teach them how to survive and fit in.
With powers no human possesses, the two decide they should share their strengths with the world, and Falcon and Hawk are born. Saving lives is their calling and the right thing to do, but unfortunately it doesn’t pay the bills, so bounty hunting by day it is. Unfortunately, living a double life takes a toll on a person, superhuman or not, both physically and emotionally. And with exhaustion comes mistakes.
So when Embrie is injured, leaving her weak and vulnerable, Slone must make the decision to expose who they are to save her life or lose his love forever.
Until a job from the past resurfaces, threatening to make that decision for him, as well as destroy everything they’ve sacrificed and worked for.
CLAIMED BY THE OMEGA by Kallista Dane
After a painful breakup, Maia O’Connell wanted to be as far away from Earth as possible, so she volunteered to use her skills as a Healer on an interplanetary mission. But when she emerges from her slumberpod, she discovers that the planet she was headed for was destroyed by an unknown enemy and her ship has been hurtling into unexplored space for the last hundred years.
When her ship is boarded by aliens, Maia has no choice but to hope for the best. Though it quickly becomes clear that the aliens will do her no harm, she soon finds herself blushing crimson as she is subjected to a humiliating medical exam and then…..
DRAEKON MATE by Lili Sander and Lee Savino
VS Note: Prison planets are becoming quite a thing in steamy SFR now, I notice.
The Zorahn wanted women for some kind of super-secret science experiment, and I volunteered. Dumb move, right? But they promised we’d be safe, and they offered a lot of money. Money I needed desperately.
Of course, everything went wrong.
Our spaceship has crashed on a prison planet, one where the Zorahn exile their most dangerous criminals. My friends are injured. I’m all alone on a jungle planet where everything is designed to kill me.
Then I run into the Draekons. When they see me, they change into dragons and burn the predators threatening me to a crisp. They feed me and care for me, and they keep me safe.
But there’s a catch. The Draekons insist that I’m their mate. And the only way they can shift into dragons again to save my friends? Both of them need to mate with me. At the same time.
This isn’t the space vacation I thought it would be.
FEARLESS (BATTLE BORN BOOK 12) by Cyndi Friberg
Kelsey’s undercover assignment aboard the Fearless blows up in her face when the ship’s handsome commander sets his sights on her. They’re genetically compatible, which means one thing to a Rodyte male, pursue, seduce and claim his potential mate.
Jakkin didn’t set out to bond with a mate, but now that he’s found her, he’ll do everything in his power to win her heart. It doesn’t matter that she’s a spy, or that she claims to despise him. He can sense her attraction and smell her arousal. Her words are hurtful and cold, but he has no doubt that her passions burn as brightly as his.
JORDAN (INTERSTELLAR ALPHAS BOOK 3) by Mandy M Roth
Nina Janelle is accustomed to getting what she wants out of her men–in battle and in bed. These days, she’s in a losing battle with her panther-shifter heat cycle, each round requiring more and more men to quell her burning need. Until she meets Commission Officer Jordan Vasil. Suddenly, only one man can satisfy her–too bad the cocky pilot grates on her very last nerve.
THE SILVER SPIDER (DRAGON, STONE AND STEAM BOOK 2) by Emma Alisyn
Kill the man who almost caused her sister’s death. That is Serephone’s only goal. She might not survive the attempt, especially when she must battle mages, trolls and fight in a tournament to the death…but if she dies, she’ll take some of the bastards with her.
Her enemy, a powerful mage determined to use Serephone’s unique magic for himself, sees lifetime servitude as a much better option than death.
Amnan lived through a war, and the death of his beloved mother. He’s old enough to know when to follow his heart—and when to follow a woman. He’ll be damned if he lets his possible mate take off to a Dome and get herself killed dueling with flesh traffickers.
He goes after her, but in order to save her, he must sacrifice his freedom. And even then, she may be snatched away from him forever.
SAVING HIS WOLF (SHIFTER WARS NOVELLA) by Kerry Adrienne
VS Note: This novella is also available today in an anthology of 3 stories with two other authors.
Olivia, born blind and without the ability to shift, yearns to seek her own fate away from her watchful and devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in human form, she’s alone and at risk in the forest’s brutal winter when she’s rescued by a park ranger and taken to his cabin in Deep Creek. By the warmth of a crackling fire, she’s comforted by his presence. But it’s his rugged scent that stirs something in her she’s never felt before.
Bear shifter Powell sensed the instant he held her that Olivia was his mate. He also knew she had the untapped powers to discover her true shifting nature–if only he could convince her to trust in him, and to believe in herself. Now the one thing that stands to threaten their healing mating hunger is Olivia’s distrusting and vigilant pack. A pack prepared to do anything to get her back.
But there is no danger as strong, no desire so liberating as what Powell is bringing out in her–because Olivia can finally see where her destiny lies.
BADASS BEAR (GRIZZLY COVE BOOK 9) by Bianca D’Arc
Beth is depressed. Her people are safe in Grizzly Cove, but she feels as if she’s losing all her friends as they pair off two-by-two with their bear shifter mates. She’s only just found freedom by running away from her oppressive home. It’s not fair that she’s losing her new family too.
Trevor rappelled into town from a black helicopter, but he’s found welcome here and a new mission to spark his interest. Almost as much as the pretty mermaid he finds sobbing on a boulder near the water’s edge. He can’t just leave her there…
RANGER GRIFFIN by Zoe Chant
Curvy Emily Green grew up on stories of magical forests, enchanted beasts, and happily ever after… but then she learned that life isn’t a fairytale. Now a determined investigative reporter, she’s not the type to sit around waiting for Prince Charming to rescue her. But when her pursuit of a story brings her face to face with a terrifying enemy, even an independent woman like Emily needs help from a hero…
Park ranger Gabriel Allen thinks he’s a monster. A griffin shifter who has never known any other shifters, he’s spent his life isolated and alone to hide his secret. But when he rescues Emily from deadly peril, he realizes that there are worse monsters out there… and that he’ll do anything to protect this brave, beautiful woman from them.
ALPHA KADEN by Midika Crane
Everyone knows of Alpha Kaden, a man of twisted riddles and cryptic puzzles. His identity is one of them. His touch, another. He is feared throughout all 13 packs for his reputation of stealing young women out of their beds. And tonight he has come to steal Mara to make her a player in his wicked game.
But when Mara discovers the truth behind his sadistic mind games everything changes and she finds herself questioning what is real, and what is not. Mara always assumed her mate would be a man from her own pack. A good man. Not a sadistic, sinful Alpha named Kaden.
THE LAST LULLABY (SPELLSINGER BOOK 1) by Amy Sumida
VS Note: I put this on my TBR List.
Beneath your world lies another, a world of magic, monsters, and immortals. I am the rarest of these; a spellsinger, able to weave music into magic. With the right words, and for the right price, I can do anything. Now a fairy duke has come to hire me, promising me a fortune in exchange for one man’s life. But this man is a king, one of the most powerful Shining Ones in existence. I could kill him with a song or things could go horribly wrong. Hopefully, this job isn’t my last lullaby.
WEN (VLG BOOK 6) by Laurann Dohner
When Gerri’s VampLycan stepfather died, her mother moved them far from his clan. As a teen, it was the most devastating day of her life, because it took Gerri away from Wen, the boy she’d loved since childhood. Fifteen years later, that boy has become a gorgeous man straight out of her wildest fantasies—and when he requests to meet her, Gerri suspects just seeing him will set her up for heartbreak all over again.
The petite blonde he fell for as a young VampLycan is still beautiful—and all human…
FANGS WITH A HEART (CHAINS OF FATE BOOK 2) by Tempeste O’Reilly
Lynx shifter Trace Wilson’s fun-loving exterior hides a heart scarred by severe domestic violence—a heart that might not ever trust another male, fated mate or not. When Trace moves to Seattle to take his place as trainer and council representative to the Glacier Rim Tribe, he discovers his mate is the vampire prince Sasha Tolstoi, leader of the Konstantin Coven. It’s not something Trace is ready to accept. Not now, maybe not ever. But if there’s one thing Sasha knows how to do, it’s how to be patient, especially when his fated heart is also his perfect sub.
When an outside force threatens the fragile bond slowly forming between them—and nearly kills Trace—Trace’s instincts shift into high gear. Sasha is powerful, and that means he has enemies, among them several rival covens and an uncle determined to force Sasha into a marriage with a vampire princess. But why involve the lynx Trace in their maneuvering? Finding the culprit won’t be easy, and it will mean building trust—a slow and difficult prospect for someone who’s suffered as much as Trace. Finding a way to move beyond the past, and to love, before those out to finish Sasha can destroy either, is a race the two fated hearts have to win.
FORESEEN (SUOJA GUILD BOOK 2) by A J Anders
Forced to attend the Surmata run Suoja Guild, Evie finally has hope for a better life. But her new freedom comes at a cost. Dark forces work against her, even within the safe walls of the demon hunter’s school. With her father still on the loose, Evie must be extra diligent to watch her back.
When her friend Maximillian introduces her to his housemates, she can’t fight the sense of déjà vu she feels whenever she’s near them. Humans and Suramata can’t be together, so why does it feel so right to be with them?
THE DOCTOR FALLS FOR HER GARGOYLE (A NOCTURNE FALLS UNIVERSE STORY) by Cate Dean
VS Note: A whole slew of new Nocturne Falls Universe stories were released so I’m highlighting one and if they’re your thing, you can easily find the others! I haven’t read any of them.
Dr. Sophie Mead has a problem.
She’s falling for one of Nocturne Falls’ resident gargoyles: the tall, muscled, and sexy Elias Saunders.
But when Elias comes to her after being attacked, she has to put aside her attraction for him. What looks like a small mark on his left forearm is more than just a mark. His skin is turning to stone – and it’s spreading.
Sophie enlists the help of an old family friend, and joins Elias on a desperate quest to find out what’s happened to him, and how to stop it, before he becomes a statue. Permanently.
PLAYING WITH FIRE by R J Blain
VS Note: From January. Reader Elizabeth N suggested I go back and take another look, which I did, this has good reviews, so here it is:
What do you get when you mix gorgons, an incubus, and the Calamity Queen? Trouble, and lots of it.
Working as the only human barista at a coffee shop catering to the magical is a tough gig on a good day. Bailey Gardener has few options. She can either keep spiking drinks with pixie dust to keep the locals happy, or spend the rest of her life cleaning up the world’s nastiest magical substances.
Unfortunately for her, Faery Fortunes is located in the heart of Manhattan Island, not far from where Police Chief Samuel Quinn works. If she’d been smart, she never would have agreed to help the man find his wife.
Bailey found her, all right—in the absolutely worst way possible.
One divorce and several years later, Bailey is once again entangled in Chief Quinn’s personal affairs, and he has good reason to hate her. Without her, he wouldn’t be Manhattan’s Most Wanted Bachelor, something he loathes. Without her, he’d still be married…
DRAGON’S STORM (LEGION OF ANGELS BOOK 4) by Ella Summers
VS Note: Another rec from Elizabeth N. From April. Not clear to me how much romance there may be, if any, but lots of good reviews.
Leda’s quest to gain the magic she needs to save her brother leads her to the castle of the Dragons, home of four soldiers in the Legion of Angels with extraordinary powers over the elements. If she makes it through their training, she might just survive her next sip of the gods’ Nectar and level up her magic.
But the gods’ gifts of magic come at a price. Leda can already feel the Nectar changing her, making her less human—and so is her budding romance with the angel Nero. Sip by sip, kiss by kiss, the change is taking hold of her.
As if that’s not enough, Leda finds herself once again caught between the armies of heaven and hell—and tempted by a darkness that threatens to consume the Earth.
THE UNINSPIRED MUSE (MT. OLYMPUS EMPLOYMENT AGENCY BOOK 3) by R L Naquin
Wynter Greene has finally hit her groove. She’s back at work in the Muse department and doing a fantastic job. Her newly reunited family gives her a sense of belonging and self-confidence she’s never had before. And she hasn’t annihilated any romantic relationships in quite a while—mostly because she’s avoided them.
But if mythology teaches anything, it’s not to get cocky when the gods are listening.
Wynter’s clients have been taken away, replaced by a morose artist with an ominous deadline. And her grandmother’s crush on a mortal puts the goddess’s powers on the fritz, which places Phyllis the philodendron in danger. While Wynter’s busy trying to help everyone else, her own fear of heartbreak could destroy her chance at true love forever.
The Fates seem to be trying to tell her something. But is love really the answer to everything?
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
My standard Notes and Caveats:
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 often include only the beginning of the book blurb…