New Releases in #SciFi and #Fantasy Romance for Wednesday December 14

moonshadowIt was suggested I add hashtags to the title to help readers find this post on social media. We’ll try it for a couple of weeks and see what we think…

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. And I 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.)

Also, I usually include only the beginning of the book blurb…

MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

VS NOTE: I one clicked this because so many people have told me I MUST read her, so I thought maybe I could start with this new series, but set in the Elder Races world. I have a feeling if I start the Elder Races series, I might disappear for weeks LOL.

Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….

Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces.

He has given his body and soul to fight for his people….

Barred from his homeland along with his surviving brother knights, Nikolas Sevigny is embroiled in a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear. Only by uniting his people’s resources can they hope to prevail against Isabeau, the deadly Queen of the Light Court. He will do anything and use anyone to return home to Lyonesse….

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beyond-surrenderBEYOND SURRENDER (BEYOND SERIES BOOK 9) by Kit Rocha

VS NOTE: Dystopian

She’s the heart of O’Kane liquor.

For years, Nessa has been focused on work. She keeps the whiskey—and the money—flowing, and life is sweet. Sure, she’s tired of being everyone’s baby sister, and she longs for a man who can stand up to her overprotective O’Kane brothers. But she never thought she’d meet him in the middle of a war.

He’s the brains of the revolution.

War is all Ryder knows….

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hungry-touchTHE COMPLEX: HUNGRY TOUCH by Shona Husk

The small population of Incubi in the Complex is clinging to old traditions and shunning contact with other species. Each year, the Incubi fight for the privilege to lead and mate. Only one can win. Kearn Layk never planned on winning, only doing better than last year’s previous dismal result that left him at the bottom of the pack. A year’s worth of secretly training more than paid off. He shocks everyone and wins. In the process, he makes an enemy of the man who was leader. Now filled with the burning desire to find a mate, he goes in search of a woman.
Phoebe Evans came to the Complex to reinvent herself. Being surrounded by the Metas is as strange as it is fascinating, but she hasn’t had the courage to date one yet. Then she meets Kearn. He’s smart and interesting and most definitely not Human.
Incubi traditions and Humans desires clash, and as new ideas are tested, old enemies rise up and threaten lives. Not everyone wants to see the Complex succeed.

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THE CLONE by Kaylee Browncoat and Beau Bishop

the-cloneA three day holiday from hell…
Reese Reynolds just wants to get away, find a nice guy to hookup with, and relax before returning to his humdrum life of computer server maintenance. What he didn’t want was to wake up on an island, far from home, in a survival situation.

An island inhabited by clones…
Ji-Mael has lived on the island for 30 years. It’s all he’s ever known and he’s never questioned why. When Reese shipwrecks, the entire status quo of the island is thrown in flux and Ji-Mael is the only one that can feel it.

A life turned upside down…
When Reese and Ji-Mael grow closer, they begin to see life differently than they have ever known before. Will Reese escape the island and go back to civilization? Or will meeting Ji-Mael show him that life isn’t all that it seems?

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THE ROMAN (FLORENTINE SERIES BOOK 4) by Sylvain Reynard

VS NOTE: Vampires but sounded interesting…I like a good vampire story from time to time.

the-romanRaven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of Florentine vampyres, who are delivering them as a peace offering to the feared Curia in Rome.

Though she’s unsure William survived the coup that toppled his principality, Raven is determined to protect her sister at all costs, even if it means challenging Borek, the commander of the detachment.

In an effort to keep Raven from falling into the hands of his enemies, William puts himself at the mercy of the Roman, the dangerous and mysterious vampyre king of Italy. But the Roman is not what he expects …

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STARSTRUCK HOLIDAYS A M/M ANTHOLOGY by Various

Heat up your holidays with four out of this world, MM sci-fi romance novellas from five starstruck-holidaysbestselling authors….

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HIS BY COMMAND (PRIMARIAN MATES BOOK 2) by Maddie Taylor

Leading an all-female crew on a deep space expedition weighs heavily on Maggie Vohlmer’s young shoulders. Their mission, find a habitable planet to replace the dying Earth. With the Odyssey in orbit around a promising new world, a team of their best scientists is attacked while exploring the surface below. Maggie can only listen helplessly to their distress call as a solar storm prevents a rescue. In the aftermath, she is left with an impossible decision, pursue the powerful aliens who have taken eight of her own, or leave them to their fate while protecting the hundreds of women still under her command.

his-by-commandWhen their ship is seized by the same enemy days later, they are surprised to find their captors are gorgeous, human-like men. They are also huge, stronger, and much more advanced. Maggie can only hope they aren’t the barbarians they first thought and can be reasoned with. Those hopes are dashed when they are whisked away to the aliens’ world to become mates to these dominant men. They are shocked further to learn that on Primaria, men make the rules, women are expected to obey, and defiance will be met as it has for generations, with a bare bottom spanking. Reeling as their world, and mission, is turned on end, Maggie and her crew can think of nothing except escape…..

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TEMPTATIONS by Bryce Evans

Nolan Banks, Alpha of the Bank Tigers faces many things in his role as the leader of his temptationskind. When he meets Skylar, she’s the most intriguing woman he’s ever seen. His instincts scream at him he can trust her, but she represents everything he hates most; Dragon shifters. He has to decide if she is gathering information for her brother, and use her to discover their weaknesses and use that knowledge to wipe out her entire clan, and kill her at the same time.

Skylar is known throughout the shifter world as the last Dragon Princess….

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DRAKON’S PROMISE by N. J. Walters

Darius Varkas is a drakon. He’s neither human nor dragon.

He’s both.

He’s also the target of an ancient order who want to capture all drakons for their blood. drakons-promiseWhen fresh, a drakon’s blood can cure any illness and prolong a human’s life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it.

When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a rare book belonging to the Knights of the Dragon, she’s quickly thrust into a dangerous world of secrets and shifters and things she never would have believed possible….

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WOLF UNLEASHED (SWAT BOOK 5) by Paige Tyler

wolf-unleashedLacey Barton can’t deny her crazy attraction to Alex Trevino, but that doesn’t mean she has time for the gorgeous SWAT officer. She’s hell-bent on discovering who’s behind the brutal dogfights sending countless mauled animals to her veterinarian office. The trail leads Lacey to a ring of vicious drug dealers and suddenly she’s in way over her head—right smack in the middle of a SWAT stakeout.

With Lacey in danger, Alex’s wolf side is unleashed….

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A MATTER OF TIME by W. J. May

The past can’t stay buried forever…

Rae Kerrigan and her friends thought all their problems were solved. The corruption in the a-matter-of-timeCouncil has been exposed. The hybrids have been released from their unjust prisons. And Jonathon Cromfield—the evil puppet master pulling all the strings—had finally been put in the ground.

With the promise of an actual future with Devon, the love of her life, Rae slips the ring back on her finger and turned her eyes towards the horizon. Her heart’s filled with hope.

Except fate has other plans…(more)

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CHARMED SEDUCTION (WICKS HOLLOW WITCHES BOOK 2) by Nola Robertson

charmed-seductionThanks to a sadistic warlock’s attempt to harness demon magic, Paige Westbrooke has more power than a charmed witch can handle. Not to mention an unknown stalker who wants her newly acquired magic, and isn’t afraid to kill her to get it. If she wants to survive, she’ll have to accept the help of Aidan St. Claire, the handsome and charming—very hot detective—who sets her inner witch on fire.

Aidan has had it bad for Paige for as long as he can remember. When her life is threatened and she needs a bodyguard, he makes sure he’s the one who volunteers to take the case.

Protecting the woman is easy, convincing the prickly temptress to trust him with her heart…seriously dangerous.

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HUNT THE DAWN  by Abbie Roads

hunt-the-dawnYou can’t hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery-he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI’s hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he’s never offered another human being: himself.

Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death-if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart…

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LAST YEAR by Robert Charles Wilson

VS NOTE: Seems to be hard scifi but maybe with a romantic element? Interesting concept anyway…

last-yearTwo events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant.

In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson’s Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past–but not our past, not exactly. Each “past” is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given “past” can only be reached once. After a passageway is open, it’s the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can’t be reopened.

A passageway has been opened to a version of late 19th-century Ohio. It’s been in operation for most of a decade, but it’s no secret, on either side of time. A small city has grown up around it to entertain visitors from our time, and many locals earn a good living catering to them. But like all such operations, it has a shelf life; as the “natives” become more sophisticated, their version of the “past” grows less attractive as a destination.

Jesse Cullum is a native. And he knows the passageway will be closing soon. He’s fallen in love with a woman from our time, and he means to follow her back–no matter whose secrets he has to expose in order to do it.

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A SEASON OF SPELLS (A NOCTIS MAGICAE NOVEL) by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

a-season-of-spellsThree years after taking up residence at the University of Din Edin, Sophie and Gray return to London, escorting Lucia MacNeill, heiress of Alba, to meet the British prince to whom she is betrothed. Alas, sparks fail to fly between the pragmatic Lucia and the romantic Prince Roland, and the marriage alliance seems to be on shaky ground.

Sophie tries to spark a connection between Roland and Lucia by enlisting them both in her latest scheme: reopening the mysterious and long-shuttered women’s college at Oxford. Though a vocal contingent believes that educating women spells ruin, Sophie and her friends dream of rebuilding the college for a new generation of women scholars.

But the future of the college—and of the kingdom—are imperiled when the men who tried to poison King Henry escape from prison and vanish without a trace. Sophie and Gray will need all their strength and ingenuity—and the help of friends both present and long past—to thwart the enemy at Britain’s gates.

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DESTINED by Hazel Hunter

Can their love survive the battle?

destinedAs Kayla tries to come to grips with her true nature, the Dark Fae attack. In an all out bid for supremacy, the sadistic enemies unleash new evil. If she and the warriors of Forever Faire are to survive, she must find a way to master her powers.

Ryan would do anything to protect his brave band of outcasts, but placing Kayla in danger is something he won’t do. Beleaguered and outnumbered, he leads them into what may be their final battle—when help arrives from an unexpected and unwanted quarter.

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BARBARIAN’S CHOICE (ICE PLANET BARBARIANS BOOK 12) by Ruby Dixon

I might be the only unmated female in my tribe, but it doesn’t mean I’ve given my heart. I’m waiting. I want resonance, and I won’t settle for anything less.

But when an alien ship lands and a handsome stranger steps out, I know he’s the one. His barbarians-choicename’s Mardok and he’s fascinatingly different – and distractingly appealing. But Mardok can’t stay on the ice planet, and he says he can take me with him.

Now, I must make a choice. Do I stay and lose my mate forever? Or do I follow him to the stars and leave behind everything I know?

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MATED TO THE VIKENS (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES PROGRAM BOOK 8) by Grace Goodwin 

As an art dealer in New York, Sophia Antonelli’s worked hard to build her business, but fate forces her to make a deal with organized crime. When things go wrong, she takes the fall and is offered a choice: twenty-five years in jail or the Interstellar Bride Program. The choice is easy and Sophia is shocked to learn she’s mated to not one, but three Viken warriors.

mated-to-the-vikensAfter ten years fighting the Hive, Gunnar, Erik and Rolf are now the Kings’ guards at Viken United. Bowing to the new Queen’s wishes, they agree to share an Interstellar Bride. It should be an easy task since she’s matched to three of them, all battle hardened warriors. But none can save her from being kidnapped during transport.

Accidentally mixed up in an evil organization’s plot to assassinate the Viken Queen, Sophia refuses to back down, even with her mates standing protectively in the way. After her experience on Earth, she’s not about to let anyone ruin her new life. Sophia will risk everything to expose her enemy, but when it comes to their new bride, her three Viken mates will do whatever it takes to eliminate the threat and keep her…forever.

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LEGEND OF LOVE (MUSE CHRONICLES) by Lisa Kessler

legend-of-loveThe Prophecy “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

Callie O’Connor’s life has never been the same since the Muse of Epic Poetry came alive inside of her. Now she’s on the other side of the country, working as civilian psychologist for the Navy, and leading her Muse sisters in their quest to reopen the Theater of the Muses.

But nothing could have prepared her for Hunter Armstrong. He’s a Navy SEAL, driven, confident, and dangerous. And he plans to do more than just protect her.

The gods couldn’t have picked a better Guardian. But as Hunter soon discovers, Callie has some skeletons of her own in the closet, and loving her could lead to his destruction.

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TRIAD (BATTLE BORN BOOK 9) by Cyndi Friberg

battle-born-triadLetos, a notorious technomage, along with the other two members of the Triad must calm the people of Rodymia and prove that a new kind of government can work for a planet that has only known tyranny. As if that’s not challenging enough, into his life strolls Mirella, the enigmatic Bilarrian Ambassador. Letos wants her with an all-consuming passion, yet he senses deceit, and one wrong move at this point could reignite the fires of war.

Mirella has lived her entire life in the shadow of others. She is sent to Rodymia under false pretenses, never expecting to encounter her mate….

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SHADOW WORLD by Ella Summers

He is the supernatural world’s hand of justice. She is the abomination he’s sworn to kill. Their love conquered all.

Until now.

When a dark spell hits San Francisco, former mercenary mage Sera Dering and dragon shadow-worldshifter Kai Drachenburg find themselves on opposite sides of a supernatural war that has been raging for centuries—with no memory of their love or the world that was. They have every reason to hate each other, but if they want to survive this Shadow World, they’ll have to put their differences behind them and find the person who cast the spell before this hellish reality becomes permanent.

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AFTER THE CROWN (THE INDRANAN WAR) by K. B. Wagers

VS NOTE: Uncertain there’s romance but the description sounds like book 2 of a kickass scifi series for sure.

after-the-crownFormer gunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to fill her rightful position in the palace. With her sisters and parents murdered, the Indranan empire is on the brink of war. Hail must quickly make alliances with nearby worlds if she has any hope of surviving her rule.

When peace talks turn violent and Hail realizes she’s been betrayed, she must rely on her old gunrunning ways to get out of trouble. With help from an old boss and some surprising new allies, she must risk everything to save her world.

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POCKET FULL OF TINDER (A NOON ONYX NOVEL) by Jill Archer

VS NOTE: Goes on sale the 15th; is New Adult

pocket-full-of-tinderMaegester-in-Training Noon Onyx feels like she’s done it all – mastered fiery magic, become an adept fighter, learned the law, killed countless demons, and survived having her heart broken by both love and an arrow, but now she’ll face her greatest challenge yet…

Far to the north lies an outpost famous for its unrest – Rockthorn Gorge. The town’s patron has specifically requested Noon’s help. Her assignment? Help the neophyte demon lord build his fiefdom and keep what’s his. The problem? Lord Aristos – Noon’s new employer – is her erstwhile lover, Ari Carmine, the aforementioned heart breaker. And the number one thing he wants is her….

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WICKED WINTER 15 TALES OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE by Various

Warm up your chilly nights with 15 never before released stories by some of today’s wincked-winterhottest USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors as they tell you tales of vampires, shifters, elementals, fae, and demons trying to find a little love this winter.
All proceeds will be donated to help support the Alzheimer’s Association in the fight to find a cure.

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New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for Wednesday November 2

xenogenesisI 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!

I put them in the order in which they come to me from authors or I find them myself in the previous week, so it’s a mix of the genres…(usually giving priority to the books brought to my attention by the authors.) Also the term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. And I 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.)

Also, I usually include only the beginning of the book blurb…

XENOGENESIS (THE ENDURANCE BOK 4) by Tracey Cooper-Posey

VS NOTE: Always thrilled to have a new book from Tracey! It’s now on my kindle.

Life aboard the Endurance is disintegrating—unemployment, inflation, crime and destitution, all ignored by the super-rich, including Rex Julyan, the wildly successful and most hedonistic man on the ship.  When Rex meets an old Artificial Intelligence called Emma, she tells him there may be a way to save the ship, but does he care enough to try?  For the woman he once loved, Belen Tirrell, is now the partner of the ship’s Captain, Antonio Tyler.  She left Rex to be with him, long ago.  Nothing would win her back now…would it?

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archangels-heartARCHANGEL’S HEART (A GUILD HUNTER NOVEL) by Nalini Singh

VS NOTE: If you know me at all, you know I’m a HUGE Nalini fan and I love this series!!! In fact, as soon as I finish this post tonight, I’m curling up in bed and reading this book.

One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.

Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…

Nothing will ever be the same again.

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perilous-huntPERILOUS HUNT (FALLEN EMPIRE BOOK 7) by Lindsay Buroker

VS NOTE: And again ALWAYS excited to have a new entry in this terrific series!

After failing to catch up with her daughter Jelena so many times, Alisa’s optimism is battered, but her determination has never waned. She, Leonidas, and their eclectic crew are hunting down a Starseer research station in the heart of the Kir Asteroid belt—Jelena’s supposed location. Alisa vows that she will find her daughter if she has to search a million asteroids to do so.

But Jelena and her close friend, Prince Thorian, have attracted the interest of many factions, and the Star Nomad isn’t the only ship on the hunt…

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jumpers-hopeJUMPER’S HOPE: CENTRAL GALACTIC CONCORDANCE BOOK 4 by Carol Van Natta

VS NOTE: Carol’s another autobuy for me!

Reunited lovers must outwit a ruthless government agent, or their rumored deaths will be real this time. Two retired elite special forces veterans discover their battles aren’t behind them after all. Someone considers them loose ends, and will stop at nothing to erase their knowledge of a secret government project. Their service left them both with wounds that will never heal. Do they still have what it takes to survive?

Kerzanna Nevarr’s elite special forces days of wearing Jumper mech suits and piloting Citizen Protection Services’ ships are long gone. The dark legacy of her service forced her to learn to live a quiet life. And she had to do so alone, without the lover who died before her eyes.

Jess Orowitz, veteran of CPS’s secret spy organization, Kameleon Corps, made the mistake of trusting his superiors….

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tides-of-baraTHE TIDES OF BARA (SORCEROUS MOONS BOOK 3) by Jeffe Kennedy

VS NOTE: Yet another new book from one of my favorite fantasy romance authors this week!

With her secrets uncovered and her power-mad brother bent on her execution, Princess Oria has no sanctuary left. Her bid to make herself and her new barbarian husband rulers of walled Bára has failed. She and Lonen have no choice but to flee through the leagues of brutal desert between her home and his—certain death for a sorceress, and only a bit slower than the blade.

A Race Against Time
At the mercy of a husband barely more than a stranger, Oria must war with her fears and her desires. Wild desert magic buffets her; her husband’s touch allures and burns. Lonen is pushed to the brink, sure he’s doomed his proud bride and all too aware of the restless, ruthless pursuit that follows…

A Danger Beyond Death…
Can Oria trust a savage warrior, now that her strength has vanished? Can Lonen choose her against the future of his people? more…

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from-this-fae-forwardFROM THIS FAE FORWARD (PARANORMAL WEDDING PLANNERS BOOK 2) by A. E. Jones

VS NOTE: Yeah, I one clicked this one before I even finished reading the blurb!

Sheila Hampton knows how to take care of herself. After being banished from her close-knit woodland nymph clan for defying her father, she has made her way in the human world on her own.

Now she works as an exercise instructor for stressed-out paranormal brides. If she can tell a vampire that no exercise plan in the world will help her lose weight, she can handle anything. Until her father lifts her banishment and tries to force her to marry as part of a political power play, and an unlikely hero steps forward.

Charlie Tucker is used to being on his own. A sea nymph with no ties to his clan, he joined the Navy and became a SEAL….

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illicitILLICIT (A NOVEL OF THE SAZI) by Cathy Clamp

In Cathy Clamp’s Illicit, when a border dispute between two bear clans destabilizes shapeshifter relations throughout Europe and threatens to reveal their existence to humans, the Sazi High Council orders both sides to the negotiation table. The peace talks take place in Luna Lake, the American community where all shifter species–wolf, cat, bird, bear, and more–live in harmony.

Diplomats, their families, and security personnel stream into town, among them Dalvin Adway, a Wolven agent. Dalvin is startled to find Rachel Washington in Luna Lake. The last time he saw her, they were children in Detroit….

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the-empress-gameCLOAK OF WAR (THE EMPRESS GAME TRILOGY 2)  by Rhonda Mason

The bloody tournament to determine the new empress of the intergalactic empire may be over, but for exiled princess Kayla Reinumon, the battle is just beginning. To free her home planet from occupation, Kayla must infiltrate the highest reaches of imperial power. But when a deadly nanovirus threatens to ravage the empire, it will take more than diplomacy to protect her homeworld from all-out war.

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COUNTERPART: BOOK TWO OF THE MACHINATION SERIES by Hayley Stone

VS NOTE: I loved the first book. The series has a “sort of Skynet vibe” if John Connor was a woman and instead of time travel, you had cloning. I think this is more scifi with romantic elements (haven’t read this second book yet) but I thoroughly enjoyed  the first installment, which had a HFN ending.

counterpartThe machines believed their extermination of the human race would be over as quickly as it began. They were wrong. As the war against extinction intensifies, people are beginning to gain the upper hand.

Commander Rhona Long understands survival better than most. Killed in combat, she was brought back to life using her DNA, and she’s forged a new, even more powerful identity. Now the leader of the resistance, she’s determined to ensure the machines are shut down for good.

But victory is elusive.

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REFLECTIONS OF LOVE by Elle Clouse, A. R. DeClerck & Paulina Woods

3 stories of love, courage and adventure by fantasy romance authors offered FREE for your reflections-of-lovereading pleasure.

BLOOD AWAKENING by Akaria Gale

Kissera’s life has been in a downward spiral ever since an acid-spitting demon destroyed Midtown Manhattan. Bad turns worse when her blood-awakeningcompanion, Angela, vanishes after a nasty argument. Vampire cops slap her with an ultimatum. She’s got seven days to prove Angela’s alive or spend a century in prison.

With time running out, Kissera turns to the infamous angel Lucifer for help….

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MIND THE RECKONING (THE MIND SERIES BOOK 3) by Jenn Nixon

VS NOTE: Another Whiskey With My Book blog find

Baldwin Bates has only wanted one thing since joining mind-the-reckoningMIND, to take care of his friends and keep them all safe. While the Meta-Alien Investigation and Neutralization Department is busy monitoring an emergence of human psychic and alien activity, Bates takes his first solo assignment searching for a woman who claims to see the future, only to botch it up and let her get away.

After helping to destroy an alien device called the Transcender, Lexa Quinn wakes from a two-week coma a very different person than she was before….

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AWAKENING BLOODLINE by Tiera Rice

awakening-bloodlineAntanasia knows better than anyone that being royal comes with lots of expectations. Born into war as a Vampyre Witch, she has to battle the ultimate enemy: her own blood. When she has a terrifying Vision, Antanasia fights harder than ever to prevent it from coming to pass. Will she succeed? Or does she die trying?

Nadia is an average teenager celebrating her nineteenth birthday. But her day turns upside down when she starts developing unusual abilities….

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EMERALD DRAGON (AWAKENED DRAGONS BOOK 6) by Terry Bolryder

After centuries of searching, the impossible has finally happened: Aegis, the Emerald emerald-dragonDragon, has found his long-lost mate. The only problem? She’s a captive of the dark forces he’s allied himself with in order to meet his own selfish ends. But Aegis knows how to be a hero, it just takes the right motivation. Like saving the only person that has ever mattered to him.

The Opal dragon has been a prisoner of the dark oracle for far too long, and imprisonment is starting to take it’s toll. Until her knight in shining armor finally arrives in the shape of her childhood friend and the only man she’s ever been attracted to….

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GHOSTS, GEARS AND GRIMOIRES by Various

VS NOTE: Not sure there’s any romance but who can resist that title???

A grimoire is a magician’s manual for invoking demons and the spirits of the dead. Within ghosts-gears-grimoiresthe pages of this book, you’ll find just such tales…along with a sprinkling of ghost stories, possessed machinery, and wicked deeds cloaked in Steampunk.

Immerse yourself in the magic, mystery and mayhem.

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ZORAIDA GREY AND THE FAMILY STONES by Sorchia DuBois

VS NOTE: Saw this one on the Whiskey With My Book blog!

zoraidaGranny’s dying, but Zoraida can save her with a magic crystal of smoky quartz. Too bad the crystal is in Scotland—in a haunted castle—guarded by mind-reading, psychopathic sorcerers.

Getting inside Castle Logan is easy. Getting out––not so much. Before she can snatch the stone, Zoraida stumbles into a family feud, uncovers a wicked ancient curse, and finds herself ensorcelled by not one but two handsome Scottish witches.

Up to their necks in family intrigue and smack-dab in the middle of a simmering clan war, Zoraida and her best friend Zhu discover Granny hasn’t told them everything.
Not by a long shot.

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SENECA’S FAITH (SHADOWCAT NATION BOOK 4) by Abigail Owen

senecas-faithThe Delaney Dare needs a new leader—one from outside, after their own Alpha’s actions led to the shifter war. Gage McAvoy has agreed to marry one of the previous Alpha’s daughters and try to keep the dare from falling apart. Unfortunately, the daughter he’s agreed to marry is not the one he wants.

Seneca Delaney is a known latent, unable to shift. She’s remained in her dare, enduring rejection and isolation all her life, even from her own father, because she had no other place to go….

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THE SHADOW OF WHAT WAS LOST (THE LICANIUS TRILOGY) by James Islington

VS NOTE: From July. I have no idea about romance, but this sounded like really good epic fantasy.

It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them – the Gifted – are spared only because they have accepted the the-shadow-of-what-was-lostrebellion’s Four Tenets, vastly limiting their powers.

As a Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden power of the Augurs, he sets into motion a chain of events that will change everything.

To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian’s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is…

And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated begins to stir.

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KALEN: WARLORD BRIDES (WARRIORS OF SANGRIN BOOK 2) by Nancey Cummings

Sent on a mission to backwards Earth alien physician Kalen never expected to find his kalendestined mate. Meridan’s alluring scent, soft curves and the fire in her spirit call to him the way no female ever has. She is his destined mate. He’s certain of that.

Fierce and independent, nurse Meridan was never interested in settling down, with a human or an alien, especially not the arrogant, rude and devastatingly sexy medic Kalen.

ROMANCING THE INVENTOR (A SUPERNATURAL SOCIETY NOVELLA) by Gail Carriger

A steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who’s too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?

romancing-the-inventorImogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve’s heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger’s Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea….

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DATING AN ALIEN POPSTAR by Kendra L. Saunders
VS NOTE: From June but who can resist that title???
Daisy Kirkwood has only just escaped her small-town life and run away to New York City,dating-an-alien-popstar the land of last-minute secret gigs at famous musical venues, when she’s kidnapped by aliens. Unfortunately, no one ever writes about how to handle alien abduction in those fancy NYC guidebooks.
Griffin and Dev are supermassively sexy aliens from a politically and environmentally troubled planet who arrive on Earth with very little knowledge about human ways other than what they learned from a wayward E! News signal….
BELOVED ENEMY (THE DESTINY TRILOGY BOOK 3) by Hywela Lyn
VS NOTE: OK, this dates back to March, which is kind of a reach but seemed as if the people who read it, enjoyed it…

beloved-enemyCat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.

Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret, and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red-haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.

Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive…

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And finally my friend author Pauline Baird Jones has just put up a sampler of her works on Instafreebie: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/ibFMm 
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New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for Wednesday October 19

forged-in-shadowI 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!

I put them in the order in which they come to me from authors or I find them myself in the previous week, so it’s a mix of the genres…(usually giving priority to the books brought to my attention by the authors.) Also the term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. And I catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  Reader Elizabeth N brought several to my attention this week – thanks!

(NOTE: If the author provides me with buy links I insert those; otherwise I default to Amazon and iBooks.)

Also, I usually include only the beginning of the book blurb…

FORGED IN SHADOW (DARK PLANET WARRIORS BOOK 5) by Anna Carven

VS NOTE: I LOVE this series! The book is next up on my kindle.

Sergeant Arin Varga has a problem on her hands. She’s supposed to be in charge of a squad of peacekeepers. That’s something she would normally handle with ease, except that now her people are stuck in Earth’s orbit on a doomed superfreighter. To make things worse, they’re being held hostage by a group of very threatening, very menacing silver-skinned Kordolians, who are insistent that all they want is safe passage to Earth to kill oversized insects.
One particular alien, who goes by the name of Rykal, seems be constantly getting inside her personal space. He isn’t just threatening, he’s friendly and threatening, and if Arin isn’t careful, that could become a major problem.

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fools-rush-inFOOLS RUSH IN (THE INTERSTELLAR RESCUE SERIES BOOK 3) by  Donna S. Frelick

She thought she had the toughest job in Rescue—until the day she had to convert a pirate into a hero.

Interstellar Rescue “conductor” Rayna Carver is deep undercover on a slave ship bound for an isolated region of space when the ship is attacked by pirates. Her liberator is Captain Sam Murphy, a man known in the spacer bars to love only profit, adventure and women.

But Murphy hates a few things, too, chief among them slavers. Will it be enough to gain his help for Rayna’s mission—ferreting out two spies bent on sabotaging an arms factory to turn the tide in an alien civil war?

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emergency-cupidDALLAS FIRE & RESCUE: EMERGENCY CUPID (A KINDLEWORLDS NOVELLA) by R. L. Naquin

When someone sets off a homemade love bomb in the middle of a Dallas fire station, Ellen is the obvious choice to clean it up. After all, she’s the number one Cupid in the department.

Wild love magic is everywhere, creating bad matches and causing chaos wherever Ellen turns. But Chaos itself has an interest in the situation and sends an agent from its own department to show Ellen there’s more than one way to approach a problem.

Ellen expects to take advantage of the variety of sexy, single emergency responders to add to her already impressive record of love matches. But nothing is going right, and her impressive record may not be what she thought it was. People aren’t statistics. Love is more than finished paperwork. And maybe she needs to think about a happily ever after of her own before she can help others find theirs.

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barbarians-heartBARBARIAN’S HEART (ICE PLANET BARBARIANS BOOK 10)  by Ruby Dixon

I’ve never spent a day without my mate since arriving on the ice planet. I’m happy and in love, and we have a beautiful child together. All that changed when the world shook.

My mate nearly died.

He wakes up from his coma…and he can’t remember me. Or our son. Every memory of the past two years is gone. And that changes everything between us. How can I love someone that doesn’t remember me?

How can I not, when I know he’s still my mate underneath it all?

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deader-homesDEADER HOMES AND GARDENS (SOUTHERN GHOST HUNTER MYSTERIES BOOK 4) by Angie Fox

Southern belle Verity Long is back in business—as a ghost hunter. Now all she has to do is visit the town’s creepiest mansion and exorcise a family of vengeful spirits. Piece of cake. After all, ghosts love her and need her…that is until she meets the ghosts of Rock Fall mansion. They’ll do anything to keep their murderous secrets hidden within the cliff-side fortress—even if that means getting rid of one meddling ghost hunter….

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LEDO LOST GODS (LOST GODS BOOK 2) by LaVerne Thompson

All the gods are dead. Long live the gods. Never forget.

To be reborn time after time knowing, remembering; each past life is both heaven and hell ledofor Ledo. But as a son of Ares the Fates rule his life. His rebirth serves one purpose: to stand with Zeus when he faces Cronus and to die doing it. That never bothered him. He’d lived many lifetimes and knew his destiny, willingly embracing it.

But then came Aria, she too was his destiny…

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light-in-the-darknessLIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: A NOBLEBRIGHT FANTASY SET by Various including Lindsay Buroker

Twelve noblebright fantasy novels of beauty and wonder!

Noblebright fantasy characters have the courage to risk kindness, honesty, integrity, and love; to fight against their own flaws and the darkness of the world around them; and to find hope in a grim world….

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ALCHEMY SHIFT (THE COLLEGIUM BOOK 7) by Jenny Schwartz

Delphi Cosmatos is an alchemist. She investigates the strange and magical objects that alchemy shift.PNGfind their way to Collegium headquarters in New York. She has magic—and a big Greek family, all ready to “help” her (they mean, interfere). When Jet Walsh moves in next door with no family except the two young orphaned cousins he’s responsible for, it’s a situation of opposites attracting, especially since Jet is a bear-shifter….

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TRIAD IN THE STARS (CELESTIAL MATES) by Vi Voxley

How many broken hearts does a woman have to suffer through? Chloe knows she’s done with all of that. From now on, it’s going to be nothing, or love everlasting. No triad-in-the-starsinbetweens. But… as a curvy lawyer in New York, where talk is cheap and love is cheaper, how’s she supposed to find that? Thank the stars that there’s a service for that…

Elias and Vanor both have ‘king’ written all over them. King of the Haverins, that is….

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BLACKWING BEAST (KANE’S MOUNTAINS BOOK 3) by T. S. Joyce

blackwing-beastBeast wants only a few things out of life: to be left alone, to join the Blackwings so he can be left alone, and for everyone to stop expecting anything from him and leave him alone. He was king of the lion shifters once, but his fall from power came at a huge personal cost. Rumors run rampant over what really happened to his pride, but the truth has hardened Beast’s heart to stone. He’s kept the Blackwings at arm’s length, but when a human starts stalking his crew, his inner monster-kitty gets curious. Kiera is gorgeous and mysterious, but she also has strange eyes and a scent that is calling to his animal. No human has ever interested him quite like her….

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SHIFTILY EVER AFTER by Georgette St. Clair

Single female shifters from all across the country are flocking to the brand new territory inshiftily-ever-after Greenlands, New Hampshire. After all, there’s land to be claimed, sexy male shifters lurking behind every towering pine tree, and – death challenges? Apparently, Dakota Sheffield picked the wrong woman to impersonate when she decided to go undercover for a little vacation. Now she’s falling hard for Miles Williams, the dominant Alpha Prime of the Fenris pack….

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GRAVE NEW WORLD (THE DULCIE O’NEIL SERIES BOOK 8) by H. P. Mallory

Fairy and law enforcement agent, Dulcie O’Neil, is in trouble. And so is her friend and master vampire, Bram.

grave-new-worldFinding themselves on the wrong side where illegal potions importer, Jax Rochefort, is concerned, now their only focus is finding a way to stay alive. But being taken hostage and tortured isn’t Bram’s style. Will this suave, centuries-old vampire find a way to free himself and Dulcie? Or will they both fall prey to the up and coming rebellion, the union of all the illegal potions gangs who seek to take over control of the Netherworld?

Any way she looks at it, Dulcie is in a bad way. It might just take the perseverance and determination of a certain hunky Loki named Knight to rectify the situation. But even Knight doesn’t know what he’s up against…

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SALVATION (BOOK TWO OF THE PROPHECY SERIES) by Lea Kirk

Seven years ago, a single moment changed the course of Nicholaus Bock’s life forever—the moment his preternatural Gift to heal awakened in him. A gift that made him an salvationinvaluable commodity to the known galaxy. Now his mentor’s intriguing and secretive new student goes out of her way to challenge his loyalty to everything he values.
A dark secret…
After facing death and destruction during the Anferthian invasion, Sakura Yamata revels in her new-found Gift to heal….

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THE LAZARUS VECTOR by Erica Obey

When Professor Clare Malley, a medievalist teaching at a Catholic university in New York City, is asked to discover the-lazarus-vectorwhy sixteen-year-old Jonas Crosswell did not die in a drug-related shoot-out at a neighborhood church, the last thing she expects is a modern-day miracle. But how else to explain how the boy survived multiple gunshot wounds? more…

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HARUKI (SECOND WAVE BOOK 5) by Mikayla Lane

 

With their team stuck at the base doing data searches as they hunt for where the dark prime disappeared to, Haruki T’Alq finds himself restless from inactivity and suffocating among his many siblings and three newborns. When a solo tracking mission falls into his lap, he grabs it like a lifeline and heads out to the Alaska Triangle in search of a potential harukibolt hole for Satalis.

Deanna Bostik was living the dream as the lead archaeologist on the most important discovery the world would never know about….

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WULF AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER (COLETTI WARLORDS BOOK 6) by Gail Koger

Wulf knows Yakira is his soulmate. Now he just needs to convince her. But with intergalactic terrorists on Yakira’s trail, there’s little time for romance. What’s a hot-blooded Coletti warlord to do?

wulf-and-the-bounty-hunterYakira feels safe and cherished with Wulf, but he is a Coletti–the ultimate predator with a taste for blood, a passion for battle, and the need to control everything in his life. The big question is: how does she make Wulf understand she’s a powerful psychic with kick-ass bionic limbs and quite capable of taking care of herself?

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A SECRET ROSE (A THUNDERCITY NOVELLA) by Debra Jess

VS NOTE: This was released in July.

Secrets, like roses, have thorns.

Nikolaos Blackwood swore he would bring to justice the drug dealer known as Dodger. As a-secret-roseGhost, one of Thunder City’s alternative human defenders, it was Nik’s responsibility to keep his high school classmates safe. That included notorious bad girl Daniella Rose. Ten years later, he needs to locate Daniella to deliver an urgent request from her estranged family.

Dr. Daniella Rose finally believes she can lead a normal, happy life and focus on her relationship with Nik Blackwood — the one man she’s always wanted but could never have. Now that she’s back in Thunder City, she’ll do anything to keep him — except reveal her hidden Alt ability to shapeshift into Dodger, a secret identity she killed before graduation….

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DANCER OF THE NILE (GODS OF EGYPT) by Veronica Scott

VS NOTE: Yes, this one is mine! Sharing the news that it’s now FREE!

DancerOfTheNile_600x900Egypt, 1500 BCE: Nima’s beauty and skill as a dancer leads an infatuated enemy to kidnap her after destroying an Egyptian border town. However, she’s not the only hostage in the enemy camp: Kamin, an Egyptian soldier on a secret mission for Pharaoh, has been taken as well.

Working together to escape, the two of them embark on a desperate quest across the desert to carry word of the enemy’s invasion plans to Pharaoh…Aided by the Egyptian god Horus and the Snake Goddess Renenutet, beset by the enemy’s black magic, can Nima and Kamin evade the enemy and reach the safety of the Nile in time to foil the planned attack?

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AND A GENTLE REMINDER THAT PETS IN SPACE IS NOW AVAILABLE! 

My scifi romance story in the collection is Star Cruise: Stowaway….

And we’re donating 10% of the first month’s royalties to Hero Dogs, Inc.

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Wednesday New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for October 12

PETS_In_Space_cover_artI 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!

I put them in the order in which they come to me from authors or I find them myself in the previous week, so it’s a mix of the genres…(usually giving priority to the books brought to my attention by the authors.) Also the term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. And I 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.)

Also, I usually include only the beginning of the book blurb…

OK, this week I have one! PETS IN SPACE, with eight other authors (S. E. Smith, Susan Grant, Cara Bristol and more)! WE made it all the way to #2 in Hot New SciFi Romance Releases and #218 in Kindle overall on the release day 🙂

Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?

New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Best selling authors have eight original, never-released stories and one expanded story….

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phoenix-risingPHOENIX RISING by Bethany Shaw

The invasion has begun, and he’s the only one who can stop them.

Zephyr Cree has made it his mission to stop the aliens that have been terrorizing the galaxy. He takes his warship to the planet Earth to rescue what he can of the human race. But when he meets a human, Addison Montgomery, he is inspired by her tenacity, and maybe just a little bit smitten with the gorgeous human. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but fate has other things in mind for him.

Stranded in a remote location during an alien invasion was the last thing Addison Montgomery expected when she ventured out on a fieldtrip with a bus full of second graders….

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sparkSPARK (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Michelle M Pillow

Mining ash on a remote planet where temperatures reach hellish degrees doesn’t leave Kal (aka Spark) much room for dating. Lucky for this hard-working man, a new corporation Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides is ready to help him find the girl of his dreams. Does it really matter that he lied on his application and really isn’t looking for long term, but rather some fast action?  Earth women better watch out. Things are about to heat up….

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ACROSS OUR STARS: HAMISH by A. Payne and N. D. Taylor

VS NOTE: This came out in August but sounds really intriguing and there’s another across-our-starsbook in the series, released last year but these seem to be standalones.

Two years after awakening on a surgical table, Hamish Lockhart returns to the military with a host of cybernetic upgrades implanted by his captors. While he desperately seeks a normal life, some members of United Command view him as a weapon, a construct to use. Others aboard the HMS Jemison see him as a friend, comrade, and even brother.

When the Empress personally assigns him to investigate his own abduction, he’s eager to bring his butchers to justice. But Hamish won’t be alone. A Royal Navy intelligence officer is assigned to accompany him on his mission, a woman with keen wit and even greater psychic power…

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bondBOND:STARGAZER ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Tasha Black

Posey Quinn has always believed there was more to the world than what she can see. So when she arrives in Stargazer with her head full of conspiracies and high-end hairspray, she isn’t entirely surprised to learn that instead of donating eggs for tuition money, she is being asked to make an alien fall in love with her, and become an ambassador for humankind. What she doesn’t expect is how irresistible Bond is, and how hard it will be not to lose her own heart to the man who plays her body like a violin.

Bond is on Earth to fill one human female with as much pleasure as she can bear, a mission he’s finding very agreeable….

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burned-by-fireBURNED BY FIRE (BLOOD AND MAGIC BOOK 3) by Danielle Annett

Aria’s pyrokinetic ability has always been hard to control, and being pulled in so many directions, isn’t making it any easier. Now she has to help Inarus, a foe turned friend who is being targeted by the Human Alliance Corporation—the very organization he once worked for.

But the HAC has more than just Inarus in their sights. Aria finds herself going deep into enemy territory to save a witchling child with never before seen powers, that the HAC has kidnapped to further their own ends….

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FORGED IN FIRE (MOONLIGHT DRAGON BOOK 4) by Tricia Owens

VS NOTE: When I saw this one, it sounded so good I went back and bought Book 1 and forged-in-fireread it, loved it, now have Book 2 on my kindle. Really a fun series. Romance elements not too heavy but there! And a dragon….always a plus in my book! Book 4 is an August release.

As the most hated magickal being in Las Vegas, Anne is on edge and nervous about what’s on the horizon. Sure, she has her boyfriend Vale by her side along with her quirky friends, but the magickal community is large, and the target on her back is even larger. When she and her friends find a dead shapeshifter in the streets who’s carrying a piece of paper with her name on it, she just knows things are about to get hairy…and she’s not wrong….

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THE DRUID GENE by Jennifer Foehner Wells

druid-geneVS NOTE: The first two books by her were scifi with romantic elements so this may be as well, but I really enjoyed her other books.

Darcy has a ten-thousand-year-old secret buried in her genetic code.

As a second year medical student, her life revolves around classes, studying, and her boyfriend Adam—until she treks through the desert, touches some mysterious stacked stones, and a network of glowing blue lines radiates under her skin.

Then she saw the spaceship. And it was coming for her.

She faces impossibly bad choices and a missing boyfriend….

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LICENSE TO SHIFT (GRIZZLIES GONE WILD) by Kathy Lyons

Julie Simon returns to Saginaw, Michigan, to find her ailing father’s missing research onlicense-to-shift local shapeshifter lore. Unlucky for her, the only person who can help her is the darkly sexy Mark Robertson, the guy who spent an entire summer giving her the cold shoulder-and one white-hot night of pleasure…

Mark is a hair’s breadth away from going feral….

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WOLF’S CLOTHING (LEGEND TRIPPING BOOK 2) by E. J. Russell

For Trent Pielmeyer, the answer is run like hell — away from his hostile family, away from the disbelieving cops, and far, far, far away from anything that smacks of the supernatural. After seven years’ captivity in a whacked-out alternate dimension, he is so over legend tripping.

wolfs-clothingWhen Christophe Clavret spots Trent in a Portland bar, he detects a kindred spirit — another man attempting to outrun the darkness of his own soul. But despite their sizzling chemistry, Trent’s hatred of the uncanny makes Christophe hesitant to confide the truth: he’s a werewolf, one of a dwindling line, the victim of a genetic curse extending back to feudal Europe.

But dark forces are at work, threatening more than their growing love. If Christophe can’t win Trent’s trust, and if Trent can’t overcome his fear of the paranormal, the cost could be Trent’s freedom and Christophe’s humanity. Or it might be both their lives.

Amazon     iBooks

WOLF BETRAYED (TALON PACK BOOK 4) by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Talon Pack continues with the daughter of a traitor, the man who can never be her wolf-betrayedlover, and another man she should never want…her enemy.

Charlotte Jamenson was born to the Pack that threatened the world, but grew up in the one that saved it. She’s spent her entire life repenting for lies and faults that were never hers to bear. When she falls for her best friend, Bram Devlin, she thinks she’s finally found forgiveness for the blood in her veins; only a mating bond never came.

Bram knows there’s something missing within his mating with Charlotte, but there’s nothing he can do about it….

Amazon     iBooks

VENTURI PART FOUR by Annie Nicholas

venturi-part-4FINAL PART!
Castaways on an alien world, where everything is trying to kill me from dragon-like creatures, to torrential storms, to the radiation that is slowly cooking me from the inside out.
The only thing keeping me alive is Venturi, my mate.
His people have something that can save my crew but we must brave the jungle once more to reach them.
I only hope that some of them are still alive.

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ALIEN ROMANCE: KALAZARON KORIN by Maia Starr

After escaping a forced marriage on her home planet of Merton Loy, Silver Brooks
longs to see Earth and be with her own human kind. However, she ends up on a
strange cold blue planet inhabited by a dominant alien warrior race, the Kalazaron.kalazaron-korin

She expected to become a slave captive. Yet, she didn’t expect to find passion.

The Kalazaron warrior Korin Hafa is on a mission to rise to the ranks of General and
will let nothing stand in his way….

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A VERY JAGUAR CHRISTMAS (HEART OF THE JAGUAR BOOK 5) by Terry Spear

a-very-jaguar-christmasAs a protector of all jaguar-kind, Guardian agent Demetria MacFarlane isn’t surprised to get a call near Christmas-but when she’s sent to protect a cub whose species she didn’t even know existed, her holiday season gets complicated. And it doesn’t help that her partner is a distraction of the hottest kind.

Hotshot JAG agent Everett Anderson can handle dangerous poachers and wildlife traffickers, no problem…but kids? Everett fears he’ll be stuck cub-sitting under the Christmas tree, but working with one sexy Guardian she-cat may be the best present he’s ever gotten….

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CREATUS ANIMUS by Carmen DeSousa

If we allow enmity in our hearts, war is inevitable…

For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted creatus-animusthem almost to extinction. Now, one rogue faction plans to retaliate by ridding the world of humankind.

Only one division of creatus, with the strength and numbers to fight the sinister sect, stands between humanity and a new world order….

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DUBAI DOUBLE CROSS (CORPORATE SERVICES BOOK 1) by J. C. Hay

On the run. Out of Control.

From the underworld of corporate infighting…

dubai-doublecrossHeavily modified and highly skilled, “acquisitions expert” Elsie Briggs worked behind the scenes of the corporate world’s espionage wars. Or she had, until her most recent target turns up murdered and she’s forced to go on the run with the only person who can exonerate her, the victim’s lover and personal assistant.

…To the city’s glittering towers…

Plucked off the street to be the plaything of one of the richest women in the world, Na’im thought his life was finally complete; his obedience and the suite of cybernetic modifications he carried were a small price to pay for life at the top of society. Until his boss is murdered and his only ally is the professional thief hired to rob them….

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TEETH LONG AND SHARP: A COLLECTION OF TALES SHARP AND POINTED by Jeffe Kennedy, Grace Draven and more

VS NOTE: Five spooky stories from some Mistresses of Fantasy…I don’t believe there’s teethmuch romance at all but I’m including it because I always enjoy these authors!

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BAD BETA by Susan Bliler

Emma is in serious trouble! Shifters are after her land and she’s forced to approach the wolves she knows live on a neighboring mountain in hopes of getting their assistance.

bad-betaHayes Morrow is the bad Beta of the Voshall pack. When Emma waltzes into his territory seeking help from his pack, he’s the first to shoot her down. His Alpha has other ideas…

Amazon     iBooks

COURTED BY THE MOUNTAIN PRINCE by Frankie Love

Prince Hunter: An arranged marriage is the last f*cking thing I want.
But this country is my home, and there’s no way in hell I’m leaving.
Which means I’m marrying this straight-laced princess who seems to think resisting my royal c*ck is going to work.
Every time she pulls away, I want her more.
I’ve got a reputation that scares her.
But what scares me more is the fact that I’m actually falling for this girl.courted-by-the-mountain-prince

Princess Violet: Leaving my bankrupt island for this frigid mountain is the last thing I want.When my father sends me off to marry a wild prince in exchange for a dowry that can save the country, I do my duty….

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Wednesday New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for September 21

magic_binds_ilona_andrewsI 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!

I put them in the order in which they come to me from authors or I find them myself in the previous week, so it’s a mix of the genres…(usually giving priority to the books brought to my attention by the authors.) Also the term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. And I 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.)

Also, I usually include only the beginning of the book blurb…

MAGIC BINDS by Ilona Andrews

VS NOTE: I LOVE this series and this was a great addition to the story IMHO. Also check out my interview with the authors on USA Today/HEA!

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim.  But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…

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disruptorDISRUPTOR by Sonya Clark

The streets were the safest place for Dani, until the night she was caught by traffickers who sold her to a laboratory. She survived five years of experiments: biotech implants, gene therapy, and other things she could barely comprehend. The pain, though, that she understood. The lab pushed her body past its limits, drove her mind to its darkest corners, but somehow her spirit remained unbroken. She escaped, and sought refuge on the streets once again. But this time she doesn’t run away from cries for help. Now, she runs toward them.

Playboy. Dilettante. Sidekick?

Kevin Moynihan is the youngest son of Point Sable’s most wealthy and storied family….

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decoherenceDECOHERENCE  A TIME AND SHADOWS MYSTERY by Liana Brooks

Samantha Rose and Linsey MacKenzie have established an idyllic life of married bliss in Australia, away from the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation, away from mysterious corpses, and—most of all—away from Dr. Emir’s multiverse machine.

But Sam is a detective at heart, and even on the other side of the world, she can’t help wonder if a series of unsolved killings she reads about are related—not just to each other, but to the only unsolved case of her short career….

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SAVAGE ALIEN (TERRAMATES BOOK 12) by Lisa Lace

Michelle’s dating a movie star and from the outside, her life looks glamorous. But she savage-alienwants something more. At night, Michelle has dreams about an alien. She can’t believe how handsome he is and lets him do unspeakable things to her. After all, it’s just a dream, right?

She’s surprised when the alien appears out of nowhere. When she’s at TerraMates, the intergalactic mail-order bride agency, Caspian Coore walks into the room, looking for some oversized parts to fix his spaceship. Everything’s bigger about these aliens….

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THE QUEEN OF BLOOD: BOOK ONE OF THE QUEENS OF RENTHIA by Sarah Beth Durst

Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .

the-queen-of-bloodBut the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms.

With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . .  before it’s bathed in blood.

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ALL THAT REMAINS by Lauren Dane

all-that-remainsNOTE from Ms Danes, on Amazon =>Dear Reader,
Metamorphosis is a brand new series I’ll be self publishing.

The first entry is ALL THAT REMAINS featuring Summer, Charlie and Hatch which appeared in theMarked print anthology.

While the series is an earth set post plague futuristic, it is not a dystopian future. What we knew has metamorphosed into the new normal. Different yes, but still good in its own way. Four hundred years ago the Parkington-Bay virus infected and killed ninety percent of the humans on the face of the earth. The two generations that followed were lost to the chaos of waves more of contagion from all the dead from Park-B and the breakdown and marked change in basic human culture…..(more)

BOOK SYNOPSIS Taken  from AMAZON: Summer Killian falls fast and hard when Charlie arrives in Paradise Village. But the heat turns all the way up when she learns Charlie is also with Hatch — the man she loved four years before. While she’s not sure she’s cut out for a triad, neither man is going to give her up.

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portals7PORTALS VOLUME 7 by Various

VS NOTE: From the Scifi Romance Brigade, a FREE sampler.

Welcome! You have arrived at a portal to the galaxy.

Enter, and you’ll be introduced by award-winning authors to worlds beyond imagining, with heroes & heroines who dare to take it to the edge and beyond. Count on these adventurers to take their best shot … at their enemies and at romance!

Contains 12 first chapters, with links to purchase any or all of the complete books, should you wish.

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UNDERTOW: ROCK BOTTOM (UNBOUND REALMS BOOK 1) by Joss Dey

A world born of merged realities, turbulent and jagged and overrun with monsters…a undertowwoman infected with unruly magic, unknowingly using her soul to find love…

Without warning, the magical realms of dreams and nightmares collapsed upon us, shredding our safe existence. A violent civil war erupted between a ruthless queen seeking revenge and a dark prince collecting power, leaving a broken world of stunted magic, fantastical creatures, chaos, and a drug called Undertow.

Dragon was sold by her mother to a shady clinic that altered her, leaving her mostly human and able to fix the flaws in people….

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APPRENTICE IN DEATH by J. D. Robb

he shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people apprentice-in-deathwere dead at Central Park’s ice-skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD but never one like this. A review of the security videos reveals that the victims were killed with a tactical laser rifle fired by a sniper, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the list of locations where the shooter could have set up seems endless, the number of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal….

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ORACLE: THE PROJECT FILES PART I by Kelly Meding

oracleVS NOTE: From July, Whiskey With My Book blog brought it to my attention

Dr. Dean Frey is a man of science. His lifelong desire to create a better future for mankind has led him to the prestigious, and highly mysterious, Wilderness Institute of Scientific Research & Technology, as the head of their Robotics Engineering department. Building on the research and designs of others before him, Dean’s own genius culminates in the successful creation of Anthony—the first fully-automated, free-thinking android prototype. And now Wilderness wants to sell Anthony to the military.
Unwilling to allow his achievement to become weaponized, Dean reaches out to a former Wilderness employee with the resources to help him steal Anthony and relocate them both to safety. He’s put into contact with the very secretive Nick and Olivia, who ask for one simple thing in return: trust us, no matter what you see or hear….

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the-forsaken-pearlTHE FORSAKEN PEARL (BROKEN WATERS SERIES BOOK 2) by Jennifer W. Smith

Recruited to stabilize the duel realms, Harmony Parker is followed into the human world by her new husband. Kodiak left everything behind to be with his mix-blooded wife. He soon realizes he’s lost a vital part of himself caused by the portal crossing—his ability to remain underwater for an extended period of time. Adjusting to their new life tests their fragile relationship, especially when he is offered work on the Great Lakes expedition, ultimately leaving Harmony alone in the world once again.

In the alternate realm, Finn becomes chieftain….

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THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake

VS NOTE: A cliffhanger ending apparently, from the reviews I scanned

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all three-dark-crownsequal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

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AWAKENING KISS (WATCHERS KISS BOOK 4) by Sharon Kay

awakening-kissAs part of the Watchers, Rhys is used to all types of combat, pursuit, and interrogation. But hacking and tracking through hidden online channels is where he excels. Shattering codes and sneaking around firewalls comes as easily to him as a swordfight or street brawl with a predatory enemy.

Cooking up sweet new pastry creations is Enza’s dream job. Kitchen appliances never fail her, unlike every computer she’s ever touched….

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AMETHYST DRAGON (AWAKENED DRAGONS BOOK 5) by Terry Bolryder

With his dark, ominous powers, Dominic, the Amethyst dragon, has learned to keep his amethyst-dragonworld secret.  Bad things happen when he tries to let people in. Now that he’s awakened, he’s determined to help save the world and disappear back into the shadows. Until he rescues Lana, a feisty, damaged human who draws Dom in and tempts him to risk getting close to someone for the first time in so long. Too bad his dream woman has a no-shifter rule.

Lana gets why other women fall head over heels for shifters….

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SOLAN’S MATE (THE LAST SHIFTERS OF THRACOS BOOK 1) by Marina Maddix and Aubrey Rose

 

solans-mateSIENNA: I hate my life. So do all the other genetically inferior orphans at the Training Center. How much worse could it get than forced diets, grueling exercise and gene therapy designed to tame our curves?

As it turns out, so much worse.

When I discover that I’ve been sold as a sex slave, I’m horrified. When I find out that my two best friends are meant to suffer the same fate, my fear changes to anger. I’d do anything to save my ‘sisters’, even if it means facing down the most terrifying monster on this Godforsaken planet.

SOLAN: I love my tribe. As wolf shifters, we’re at the top of Thracos’ food chain, but if we don’t find a solution to our fertility problem, we’ll die out with a whimper instead of a roar.

As the alpha, it’s all on me to find the answer….

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bionic-outlaws-babyBIONIC OUTLAW’S BABYA SECRET BABY SCIFI ROMANCE by Zara Zenia

Elijah: I thought that I knew it all. Until they turned me into a machine and wanted to use me as a weapon. I found love. But as usual, it was time for me to run. Until she found me and told me the impossible.

That she was carrying my baby.

Dana:  He worked for my dad. But then he got fired because I loved him. He’s the only one I’ve ever been with….

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WITCH’S PYRE (THE WORLDWALKER TRILOGY) by Josephine Angelini

Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained witchs-pyrepower as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know.

Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers―to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian….

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IMMORTAL NIGHTS: AN ARGENEAU NOVEL by Lynsay Sands

VS NOTE: Apparently there’s an overarching series plot that doesn’t get resolved. As always, sample and/or read reviews and decide for yourself!

immortal-nightsAbigail Forsythe’s life hasn’t been easy lately. Still, if there’s one thing guaranteed to take her mind off an empty bank account and abandoned dreams, it’s a naked man locked in a plane’s cargo hold. A very big, incredibly gorgeous naked man. And when instinct prompts her to free him, Abigail must rely on this stranger for survival . . . a stranger who leaves her thrumming with need every time they touch.

Tomasso Notte knows he’s found his life mate in Abigail. Now he just has to hold on to her…..

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MIRACLE ABOVE ALL BOOK 1 by Linda Mooney

My name is Casi Clarity. I was 26 years old when I died in 1969. Then I woke up in the 21st century—whole, sane, and unblemished. And at the same age I was when I died.

What’s more, when I came back, I brought a friend with me. His name is Coheed. He’s a miracle-above-allcorporeal spirit, and he is also my protector. Against what, you ask? Well, it seems that ever since my return, I’ve been chased by ghosts. Demons. Ancient evil. Monsters. You name it.

Why are they after me? Because they want to know my secret….

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SEDUCING STAG (CYBORG SEDUCTION BOOK 10) by Laurann Dohner

seducing-stagStag and the crew of the Varnish are on a mission, responding to a distress signal of a freighter that has been attacked by the Markus Models. Instead of finding the enemy, they discover one sole survivor. Nala’s a human, and having suffered at their hands during his time on Earth, there’s no species Stag despises more. But when the petite woman confuses him for an android and tries to order him around, Stag decides she’ll live—and pay for her slights. …

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ICE PLANET BARBARIANS AFTERSHOCKS –  A SHORT STORY by  Ruby Dixon

On the day the world shook, everything changed for the barbarian tribe. This short story goes back to the event and gives additional insight. How do Rukh and Harlow fare throughaftershocks the disaster? How does the chief handle the destruction of everything he’s ever known?

This short story is a slice of life and intended to be read after Barbarian’s Taming. It is NOT a stand alone. It is, however, intended to provide extra character insight for those who want to visit the ice planet for a little bit longer.

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VS: SOMETHING A BIT UNUSUAL, FREE STORY FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO CARA BRISTOL’S NEWSLETTER:

married-to-the-cyborg-red-heartMARRIED TO THE CYBORG

I’m including this for the many devoted fans of Cara’s Cyborg series. Here’s the link Cara gave me: http://carabristol.com/2016/09/married-to-the-cyborg-is-here-free-open-your-newsletters-scifirom/

 

BIG SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE SALE through September Lady of the Star WindFinal-FJM_High_Res_1800x270023rd, over 50 books!!! Includes my LADY OF THE STAR WIND, which was an All Romance eBooks Top Pick!

Here’s the sale url: http://www.smschmitz.com/promo

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Since Amazon rankings change hourly, this screen shot below is a snapshot in time: And PLEASE NOTE Fluency, although a very good book, which I personally enjoyed and talked about on AMAZING STORIES, is science fiction with romantic elements.

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Wednesday New Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance for August 24

Trapped on Talonque Final-FJM_High_Res_1800x2700I 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!

I put them in the order in which they come to me from authors or I find them myself in the previous week, so it’s a mix of the genres…(usually giving priority to the books brought to my attention by the authors.) Also the term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. And I 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.)

Also, I usually include only the beginning of the book blurb…

This week we start with a new release from me!

TRAPPED ON TALONQUE by Veronica Scott

Will an alien sleeping beauty awaken to save him, or destroy everyone around her?

When a Sectors Special Forces soldier and his team crash land on an alien planet, they’re taken captive and given a challenge–win at the violent ball game of sapiche and live. Lose, and they die, sending a mysterious, alien beauty to an even uglier fate. To survive, these soldiers must win the game and find a way to free the dangerous prisoner from her locked chamber…..

Amazon    Apple iBooks     Kobo    Barnes & Noble     All Romance eBooks

pirate_evePIRATE (SPACE GYPSY CHRONICLES) by Eve Langlais

Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to hide when bounty hunters come looking. Pulling up stakes means Rafe must leave his vintage trailer behind, but in the process, he acquires a passenger, a mouthy female who seems to think she’s calling the shots. She’ll soon learn who’s the captain. And it isn’t Annabelle, his bossy ship….

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WILD EMBRACE (A PSY CHANGELING COLLECTION) by Nalini Singh

VS NOTE: I regard this series as scifi romance; especially loved the first story in this book, which echoed Judd and Vasic and their love wild embracestories in my opinion…

“…stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible…

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CYPHER BOOK 2 OF THE DRAGON’S BIDDING by Christina Westcott

Colonel Kimber FitzWarren is settling into her challenging new position as head of Imperial Security. cypherWith an alien symbiont living inside her, giving her incredible healing powers, even immortality, she looks forward to spending eternity with her lover, ex-mercenary Wolf Youngblood. Their lives and the fortunes of the Empire are purring along like a well fed Kaphier cat, so they decide now would be a good time for Wolf to go into the operating tank to have his old augmentations updated.
And that’s when the gods of luck decide to bite them on the butt….

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THE CHANGELING CHILD (THE BEAUTY’S BEAST FANTASY SERIES BOOK 3) by E. D. Walker

**This is a novella length work of about 100 pages.**

Lady Beatrice thought the worst she would have to face as a new wife and mother was all changeling childthe gossip about her past as the king’s mistress. Unfortunately, wicked fairies have come to her village, intent on stealing all the most attractive children away–and Beatrice’s newborn son is widely agreed to be the most beautiful baby in the land.

Before she can stop them, the worst happens and Beatrice’s son is taken, and a strange fairy changeling child left in his place…..

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ORIA’S GAMBIT (SORCEROUS MOONS BOOK 2) by Jeffe Kennedy

orias gambitPrincess Oria has one chance to keep her word and stop her brother’s reign of terror: She must become queen. All she has to do is marry first. And marry Lonen, the barbarian king who defeated her city bare weeks ago, who can never join her in a marriage of minds, who can never even touch her—no matter how badly she wants him to….

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LOVING DEVIANT (CYBORG SEDUCTION BOOK 9) by Laurann Dohner

After barely surviving a horrific accident, then being held captive for years by Earth Government, Venice must escape the planet. She thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers when she contracts to be a deep-space bride—only to find herself loving deviantfacing an even bigger nightmare. Hiding from her con man “husband” aboard his space station, she comes across an intimidating cyborg…one who could just be her last hope…..

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MACHINATIONS by Hayley Stone

VS NOTE: I enjoyed this and have pre-ordered the next in the series. HFN ending. This book was released in July.

machinationsThe machines have risen, but not out of malice. They were simply following a command: to stop the endless wars that have plagued the world throughout history. Their solution was perfectly logical. To end the fighting, they decided to end the human race.

A potent symbol of the resistance, Rhona Long has served on the front lines of the conflict since the first Machinations began—until she is killed during a rescue mission gone wrong. Now Rhona awakens to find herself transported to a new body, complete with her DNA, her personality, even her memories. She is a clone . . . of herself….

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MONSTER OF THE GLADES by Linda Mooney

Alligator, Bear, Cougar, Deer, Eagle
They found each other by accident. They became a team for life.

When Clint Abrams of Bag It and Tag It Excursions is approached by representatives of monster of the gladesJayMax Productions to film scenes in the swamp for a horror movie, he is intrigued. Both by the movie, whose subject hits a little too close to home, and by the tall, freckled redhead, Charlie Dupine.

Clint can’t hide his feelings for Charlie, and the more time he spends with her, the more he knows she is his destiny. His life mate. His everything. ….

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MARAUDER AEGUS (SCIFI ALIEN INVASION ROMANCE – MATING WARS) BY Aya Morningstar

When my father tries to marry me off to a man I don’t love, I buy a one-way ticket to Mars. But before I can even marauder aegusget out of orbit, a brutal alien warrior attacks. He says he wants our ship, but from one look in his eyes, I know he wants much more from me.

I’m left with a choice: try to hitchhike to Mars–alone and penniless–through the empty cold of space, or accept this infuriating alien’s protection. And take him home with me….

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THE BARBARIAN’S OWNED: SCIFI ALIEN ABDUCTION ROMANCE (CELESTIAL MATES BOOK 1) by Marla Therron

VS NOTE: Missed this in June

All Dr. Rae Ashburn wanted to do was present her latest research to her colleagues—andbarbarians owned maybe show up her loathsome ex-boyfriend in the process. Instead, the beautiful scientist is whisked from Earth by the very alien invaders whose existence she sought to prove. Not only do they exist, but a stunning specimen of an alpha male believes it’s his destiny to mate with her….

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RENDAN DRAGONS OF PREOR by Celia Kyle

Rendan sen Tarkan, Offense Master to the Preor Third Fleet, has found his human mate. She is small compared to him, but her curves, delicious scent, and sky blue eyes call out to his soul. He has waited for a rendanfemale for over two centuries and he will fight—kill—any who dare attempt to take her. Even one of his own males.

One moment Carla was unemployed and the next she was on the Preor battleship, working as a nurse for human-Preor mates. Oh, and the next moment? That was when she found her sexy, alien pink-scaled mate….

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COLORS OF POWER BOOK 4 – GALAXIA ALIA AIR by Callie Bourde

A serial killer is operating in the Galaxia Alia. Senior Investigator Baath Drid is determined to prevent moregalaxia deaths.
Artist Jaimi Tarnii has left crime scene work behind. Will she agree to help him?

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LAST CALL (STRANDED IN THE STARS BOOK 1) by Naomi Lucas

Allie has been alone for years.

Stranded on an unknown, uninhabitable planet billions of miles away from Earth, being the only survivor of a disastrous crash landing, she has little hope left for last callrescue. Each day she is consumed with the task of foraging for food, finding shelter, and avoiding predators. But the nights are the worst.. When the planet freezes over and she is left with nothing but her demons. That is until the day she sees a ship fall out of the sky….

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BREATH OF EARTH by Beth Cato

After the earth’s power under her city is suddenly left unprotected, a young geomancer must rely on her unique magic to survive in this fresh fantasy standalone from the author of the acclaimed The Clockwork Dagger.

In an alternate 1906, the United States and Japan have forged a powerful confederation— the Unified Pacific—in an attempt to dominate the world. Their first target is a vulnerable breath of earthChina. In San Francisco, headstrong secretary Ingrid Carmichael is assisting a group of powerful geomancer wardens who have no idea of the depth of her own talent—or that she is the only woman to possess such skills.

When assassins kill the wardens, Ingrid and her mentor are protected by her incredible magic….

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BROCKE: ALIEN WARLORD’S CONQUEST by Vi Voxley

Cora Frey has been working for the Galactic Union for far too long to be rattled by anything. As a Terran investigator on the Corgan world Gaiya, she stands between the violent alien race and the Union itself, brockechasing down those who wish either side harm. But when a string of violent murders sweeps the Corgan community, even Cora may have finally seen too much. And it only gets more complicated from there, when one passion-filled night with the most terrifying man in the realm leaves Cora with a surprise she wasn’t quite prepared for…

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Weekly NEW Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance

Since the Smart Girls Love SciFi blog is ceasing operations at the end of June, I’m taking over this weekly reporting of new and upcoming releases in science fiction and fantasy romance. These releases are as reported to me by the authors, and I have not read them. I always recommend sampling before you buy!

(NOTE: If the author provides me with buy links I insert those; otherwise I default to Amazon.)

Trapped_With_the_Cyborg_Cara_BristolTRAPPED WITH THE CYBORG by Cara Bristol

(Veronica sez: One of my favorite SFR series!)

The only thing more dangerous than a suicide mission is falling in love…

Amanda Mansfield has faced challenges in her life: the disapproval of her critical father and the near-fatal accident that ended a promising military career and resulted in her transformation to cyborg. Now a Cyber Operations field agent, she volunteers to lead the most dangerous Cy-Ops mission ever: infiltrating enemy territory to find the secret hideaway of a terrorist mastermind. The last thing she needs is an added complication.

Amazon     B&N     Kobo     iBooks    ARe

A FAIRIE TALE: THE BELOVED by Genevra The_Beloved_Genevra_ThorneThorne

(Veronica sez: I LOVED this one and then went and snapped up the first book in the series.)

Lord Ashton of Aethyria is enticement, seduction, temptation–born with the power to strip even the most modest woman of her gown, her will, and her virtue. With the glamour of being born a half Daoine Sidhe faerie comes the sad fate that once a woman has gazed into Ash’s eyes, she forever loses the ability to see anything other than his ravishing beauty, and can certainly never glimpse into his soul. Ashton’s allure is so raw and enchanting, in fact, that he has exiled himself from even the human side of his family, lest his own aunts be tempted by him, and lives a life of solitude and fleeting passions. But he is part human as well, and it is his human blood that makes him long for a magic no faerie spell can equal. It is his deep desire for true love that leads him to keep his magnificent face hidden from the woman who captures his heart.

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Warrior_Wench_Marie_AndreasWARRIOR WENCH (THE ASARLAI WARS BOOK ONE) by Marie Andreas

(Veronica sez: Just started this one, loving it so far.)

Vaslisha Tor Dain is a mercenary starship captain with a few simple rules: A good ship is better than a great man, in case of confusion always err on the side of blowing someone’s head off, and never fall for a telepath or a member of her crew.

All of those are about to bite her in the ass.

Vas’s life takes a turn for the worse when she comes back to her crew after what should have been a two week pleasure trip to find out she’s actually been gone a month and has no memory of missing time. Her beloved ship, The Victorious Dead, has been sold for scrap and its pieces scattered throughout the galaxy. In addition, there are unmarked ships blowing apart entire planets and the Commonwealth government can’t, or won’t, stop them.

And that’s just her first day back.

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business or pleasureBUSINESS OR PLEASURE (THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMEWORLD SECURITY BOOK 3) by Cassandra Chandler

He’ll have to do more than guard her body.

Paige Sloan has dedicated her life to protecting Earth’s ecosystems. She always thought that meant addressing and preventing human mistakes. But her latest samples of the swampland she’s studying have returned weird results and put her on the hit list of an invasive species—of aliens. The Tau Ceti are trying to create a base on Earth, and Paige is the only person alive who knows where those samples were taken.

Khel has been sent to protect Paige and bring her to the Coalition spaceship orbiting Earth. He has no idea what he’s in for when he approaches the incredibly independent and intractable Earthling. Her passion for her planet is strong enough to burn down the walls he’s created in himself to be the perfect Sadirian soldier—and it lights a flame of desire in him unlike any he’s ever known.

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Avenge_Her_Sophia_KimbleJune22AVENGE HER by Sophia Kimble

As a Highland Warrior cursed with immortality, Malcolm Campbell fought many battles, but staying away from a beautiful witch is proving to be the greatest of his life. But when a blizzard traps them together in his castle and dark energy shrouds his home, her closeness ignites buried desires and tests the vow of celibacy he made to his wife’s broken body centuries ago.

Amazon     B&N     Kobo     iBooks

POISON OR PROTECT: A DELIGHTFULLY DEADLY NOVELLA Poison_or_protect_Gail_Carrigerby Gail Carriger

Can one gentle Highland soldier woo Victorian London’s most scandalous lady assassin, or will they both be destroyed in the attempt?

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a stand-alone romance novella set in her popular steampunk universe full of manners, spies, and dainty sandwiches.

Lady Preshea Villentia, the Mourning Star, has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. Fortunately, she looks fabulous in black. What society doesn’t know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea’s employer. And Preshea has one final assignment.

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The_Ghost_Rebellion_Pip_BallantineGHOST REBELLION (MINISTRY OF PECULIAR OCCURRENCES BOOK 5) by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

The chase is on! After rescuing Queen Victoria from the clutches of the Maestro, Agents Eliza D Braun and Wellington Books are in hot pursuit of Dr Henry Jekyll. While he continues his experiments on the aristocracy of Europe, he leaves a trail of chaos and despair in his wake. However when Eliza and Wellington run him to ground in India, they are forced to come face to face with ghosts from the past, and the realities of empire.

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FIRE DANGER by Clare Davon

A love that’s fated to go up in flames.

All her life, a faint memory of her parents and fire has glowed at the back of Rachel Fire_Danger_Clare_DAvonQuinn’s mind. With her parents long dead, there is no one to clarify what it means.

When a gorgeous winged man rescues her from a pack of werewolves, something flares to life inside Rachel. Suddenly she can see the paranormal world around her, a world unseen by mortals. And far more complicated.

When Phoenix’s massive orange-and-red wings erupt from his back, he knows his Challenge—an age-old battle against his Demonos counterpart—is upon him. Heeding Rachel’s cry for help adds a layer of complexity never seen in any previous Challenge.

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Star_REbels_anthoSTAR REBELS: STORIES OF SPACE EXPLORATION, ALIEN RACES AND ADVENTURE – an anthology of short stories featuring Lindsay Buroker and more…FREE

There are rebels among the stars…

Meet eleven protagonists battling to save themselves and the ones they love. Human, cyborg, clone, or alien, they’ll find themselves pitted against intergalactic crime bosses, interstellar mercenaries, a quantum-wave-riding collective mind, and the universe itself. Along the way, there’s plenty of action, adventure, humor, and even some romance.

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PORTALS VOLUME 4 from Members of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade – a FREE portals_4Sampler

Enter, and you’ll be introduced by award-winning authors to worlds beyond imagining, with heroes & heroines who dare to take it to the edge and beyond. Count on these adventurers to take their best shot … at their enemies and at romance!

Contains 10 first chapters, with links to purchase any or all of the complete books, should you wish.

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Two we may have missed mentioning when they came out fairly recently:

pages of the mindTHE PAGES OF THE MIND (THE UNCHARTED REALMS)  by Jeffe Kennedy

(Veronica sez: I love Jeffe’s Twelve kingdoms series and this is an offshoot of that series. Plus: kickass librarian! I enjoyed this book.)

Magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. The population is beset by shapeshifters and portents, landscapes that migrate, uncanny allies who are not quite human…and enemies eager to take advantage of the chaos.

Dafne Mailloux is no adventurer–she’s a librarian. But the High Queen trusts Dafne’s ability with languages, her way of winnowing the useful facts from a dusty scroll, and even more important, the subtlety and guile that three decades under the thumb of a tyrant taught her.

Dafne never thought to need those skills again. But she accepts her duty. Until her journey drops her into the arms of a barbarian king.

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lost_heart_robin_d_owensLOST HEART: A CELTA NOVELLA by Robin D. Owens

(Veronica sez: I have not read this yet but I’m a big fan of her Celta series!)

Celta, a place of magic, telepathic animal companions, and romance . . . Lost Heart, a story rife with hidden agendas and dangerous secrets.

Barton Clover, Chief of Security for his large and noble family, is deeply aware of his responsibilities. When two young relatives repudiate the family and later disappear, he’s determined to find them and convince them to return. He has no time or inclination for love . . . but his family disapproves of his nothing-but-work life. They decree that he must visit a matchmaker or lose his position.

Enata Licorice, a respected librarian, has been doing research in a mysterious records vault . . . and is finding odd blanks in her memory. Lonely, she yearns for a good husband and arranges a matchmaking session of her own.

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PreOrders:

Before_She_Wakes_Sharon_FisherBEFORE SHE WAKES: FORBIDDEN FAIRY TALES by Sharon Fisher

You’ve never read bedtime stories like these. RITA Award finalist Sharon Lynn Fisher blends dark erotic romance, fantasy, and science fiction in these bold tales of seduction and sensual awakening. . . .

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STARS BETWEEN US (LOVE ON THE SPACE FRONTIER Stars_Between_Us_Melisse_AiresBOOK 3) by Melisse Aires

Lonely single mother Odessa contacts her former lover Veras, the man she never got over. It seems he never got over her, either, but he is leaving the spaceport in a short time for medical school on a distant planet. Traveling so far is a one-way trip; they know they have no future together. They will enjoy the the few days they have.

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Weekly NEW Releases in SciFi and Fantasy Romance

Since the Smart Girls Love SciFi blog is ceasing operations at the end of June, I’m taking over this weekly reporting of new and upcoming releases in science fiction and fantasy romance. These releases are as reported to me by the authors (a few I found on my own), and in most cases I have not read them. I always recommend sampling before you buy!

(NOTE: If the author provides me with buy links I insert those; otherwise I default to Amazon.)

One of my own to report!

Hostage ToTheStarsFinal-FJM_High_Res_1800x2700HOSTAGE TO THE STARS by Veronica Scott

Space travel without Kidnap & Ransom insurance? Not a good idea. University instructor and researcher Sara Bridges can’t afford it, so when pirates board her cruise liner, she’s taken captive along with the mistress of a wealthy man, and brought to a deserted planet. When a military extraction team sent to rescue the mistress refuses to take Sara too, she’s left to the mercies of a retired Special Forces soldier, along as consultant.

Reluctantly reactivated and coerced into signing up for the rescue operation to the planet Farduccir where he once was deployed,  Sgt. Johnny Danver just wants to get the job done. But when the team leader leaves one captured woman behind, he breaks away to rescue her himself.

Amazon    Kobo     Apple iBooks     Barnes & Noble

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00020]GREYSON’S DOOM by Tracey Cooper-Posey

The AI declares Greyson is going to die and he must train his replacement.

Captain Greyson Durant has been in the job for three months, the youngest captain to ever lead the Endurance, when he is assigned to mentor the even younger Emmaline Victore, who resents the disruption to her life and Grey, too…but the longevity of the Endurance depends on them finding a way to work together.
Amazon   iTunes     B&N     KOBO  ARe

Allegiance_of_Honor_Nalini_SinghALLEGIANCE OF HONOR by Nalini Singh

(I always figure she has a lot of scifi elements in this series and I LOVE her books.)

A staggering transformation has put the Psy, humans, and changelings at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. It is a beacon of hope held together by many hands: old enemies, new allies, wary loners.

But a century of distrust and suspicion can’t be so easily forgotten, and it threatens to shatter Trinity from within at any moment. As rival members vie for dominance, chaos and evil gather in the shadows and a kidnapped woman’s cry for help washes up in San Francisco, while the Consortium turns its murderous gaze toward a child who is the embodiment of change, of love, of piercing hope: a child who is both Psy…and changeling.

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Killer_Mate_Ella_DrakeKILLER MATE by Ella Drake

Tee Bronson doesn’t trust outsiders. Never has. Now the Scoriah are on the run from the Nex, a secretive black-ops unit, and trust isn’t even in his vocabulary. Except he needs help to board a military vessel to free one of his brothers. The only person in the universe that he’s sure isn’t Nex is Malweather Hunter, his former lover. Problem is, last time Tee saw Mal, he killed him.

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Romancing The Stars v-2ROMANCING THE STARS Anthology Pre-Order

(Full disclosure: I have a Sectors short story in this one!)

With eight short stories of romance and adventure, you’re sure to find a happily ever after. From space pirates to cyborgs, alien planets to psi sex, we’ve got you covered at every heat level.

New to Science Fiction Romance? This collection is the perfect introduction! Lots of romance balanced by sci-fi elements. Strap yourself in, fire the boosters, and enjoy your transport to our futuristic worlds!

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portals_vol3PORTALS VOLUME 3 by Various    FREE SAMPLER

Portals: Volume Three by Amelia Treader, Aurora Springer, Jenna Bennett, Lisa Morrow, Maeve Alpin, Marie Andreas, Michelle Diener, Pauline Baird Jones, Pippa Ja

Welcome! You have arrived at a portal to the galaxy.
Enter, and you’ll be introduced by award-winning authors to worlds beyond imagining, with heroes & heroines who dare to take it to the edge and beyond. Count on these adventurers to take their best shot … at their enemies and at romance!
Contains 10 first chapters, with links to purchase any or all of the complete books, should you wish.  Published by the Science Fiction Romance Brigade.

 

lionmeade_Linda_mooneyLIONMEADE by Linda Mooney

A kingdom rife with rumors of the evil that lays in wait on the fringes of the woods. Fairy tales of curses, animalistic beasts, and an inhuman prince. Lady Bethel has heard the stories all her life, but what she once thought were just stories told to keep a child in line could prove to be so much more.

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warrior_Queen_Shona_HuskWARRIOR QUEEN by Shona Husk

After a big night out to celebrate his last day at work, Bryce Allard stumbles home. By his door he finds a glass skeleton key that makes his front door open to another world.

Queen Keleti’s city is under siege. Betrayed by her cousin, she must find a way to save her city from the invading army. Keleti is a Heavenly, a hawk shapeshifter, so she could fly to safety, but she will not leave her people. When she finds Bryce hiding in her city she thinks he’s a spy.

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ALIEN_BETRAYED_Marine_Dry_June15ALIEN BETRAYED by Marie Dry

In a bleak and apocalyptic future, where the Zyrgin Warriors are getting ready to conquer Earth, Marcie is sent to infiltrate the alien stronghold in the Rocky Mountains, only to be betrayed by her own people. Instead of stealing the alien’s technology and accomplishing her mission of causing mayhem and destruction among them, she is captured by Larz, an arrogant alien, who wreaks havoc with her heart when he insists that she will be his woman. Still, he may no longer want her when he discovers her secrets…ones she doesn’t even know she has.

AMAZON     Goodreads     Barnes & Noble     ARe

Barbarians_Touch_Ruby_DixonBARBARIAN’S TOUCH by Ruby Dixon 

When I wake up on the ice planet, I’m scared of everything: this place is cold, silent, and the locals look more like blue devils than aliens. To make matters worse, one of the strangers decides I’m going to be his girlfriend and kidnaps me away from my sister. I’m completely and utterly alone. What’s a girl to do?

Well, this girl escapes.

Of course, that means I go from frying pan into the fire, and my situation gets even more dangerous. Just when I have no hope left, a new hero appears. Sure, he’s blue, horned, and has a tail. He’s also fierce, protective, makes me purr…and thinks I’m perfect.

But is what we have real or just a mating instinct?

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Cities_of_the_gods_SM_SchmitzCITIES OF THE GODS by S. M. Schmitz

As Cameron and Selena learn more about their ancestry, they discover that by connecting to their pasts, they are already becoming more powerful, even without the aid of Lugh’s Spear or the Dagda’s Cauldron. But Cameron refuses to consider a future on the pantheon of the Tuatha Dé, and Selena cannot imagine a future without it.

Meanwhile, their secret has been revealed to all, and it’s no longer just the New Pantheon they have to evade. The Norse, the oldest rivals of the Tuatha Dé, know the prophecy that ties Selena to the future of their enemies, and the easiest way to defeat them is by killing her. But the Otherworld remains the prized treasure for all of the gods, and one outcast in particular has set his sights on overthrowing the Irish alliance on the eve of Samhain.

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As of Tuesday evening, from Amazon:

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Weekly NEW Releases in SciFi Romance & Fantasy

Since the Smart Girls Love SciFi blog is ceasing operations at the end of June, I’m taking over this weekly reporting of new and upcoming releases in science fiction and fantasy romance. These releases are as reported to me by the authors, and I have not read them. I always recommend sampling before you buy!

PARVAC_NordgrenTHE PARVAC EMPEROR’S DAUGHTER by Wendie Nordgren

While Teagan’s life may have changed from the obscurity of a reclamation worker on Earth to that of royalty in the Parvac Empire, she soon discovers her notoriety places her in danger.

Teagan and her loved ones are placed in jeopardy when she is abducted by a small army of hybrid mercenaries with nefarious plans of their own.As the hybrid mercenaries chase Teagan through the galaxies, the Parvac Empire and Galaxic Militia will have to work together to save her from the criminal mastermind controlling the hybrids.

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Reges_REscue_DenaREGE’S RESCUE by Dena Garson

Rege Rovnitov battled his way out of the darkest hell hole in the charted universe to become the best tracker in four galaxies. Fighting injustice, he and his brotherhood have spent their lives with one foot on the shady side of the law. When the daughter of one of his allies is abducted by slavers, he offers his skills to bring her home. On such a dark and dangerous mission, he never expected to find a woman full of goodness and light.

Buy Links:

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I didn’t see that the next one had made it to Smart Girls when it released (but I could have missed it) and now the third book in the series has also come out (see below). I’m loving these books and there’s a nice slow burn romance going on. I haven’t read STAR SEERS yet so I don’t know what develops in the course of the plot. (Lindsay Buroker also writes terrific SFR books as Ruby Lionsdrake.)

Honor's flight BurokerHONOR’S FLIGHT by Lindsay Buroker

After spending four years fighting for the Alliance, fighter pilot Alisa Marchenko only wants one thing: to reunite with her young daughter. But this involves a journey to her former home world, which has become the last imperial stronghold. Since the imperials have a lot of reasons to loathe members of the Alliance right now, just getting down to the planet will be a challenge, and it doesn’t help that her passengers are stirring up trouble of their own…

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star seers burokerSTAR SEERS by Lindsay Buroker

The mysterious and powerful Starseers have Captain Alisa Marchenko’s daughter, and she will do whatever she must to get her back, even if it means traveling to their stronghold and confronting them personally. Unfortunately, her strongest ally, the cyborg Leonidas, may become a liability since the cyborgs and the Starseers have a long history of hating each other.

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Amazon’s Top 12 Romance => Science Fiction as of Tuesday night:

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