Here’s the weekly post from my author blog on the new releases I found to be of interest in my three favorite romance genres (which are also the ones I write in!), and related areas such as time travel, steampunk, paranormal cozy romances and more. I do sometimes cover other releases of note in science fiction and fantasy.
As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts). I don’t pick up every single new release each week but try to provide a representative subset and lots of choices.
Here’s a teaser for this week’s first two books (jump to the blog to see the approximately 80+ titles featured this week):
A GIFT FOR NICHOLAS (HORNED HOLIDAYS) by Honey Phillips
Jenna is a hard-working single mom with no time for fairy tales. She dismisses her daughter’s stories of a mysterious horned Santa living in the woods as no more than the imagination of a precocious child – until the day her daughter doesn’t return home. Her frantic search leads her to a crashed spaceship and a massive, horned alien warrior. He’s bossy, arrogant – and has a loneliness which matches her own. When Ambassador Nicholsarian’s chief rival doesn’t return after the… distraction he arranged, he refuses to admit he’s concerned. But when the months pass without word, he finally sets out to investigate – only to have his own ship crash on the backwater planet of K.R.S. Three. Before he can determine if a similar fate befell the other male, his mission is diverted by two of the most fascinating creatures he has ever encountered: a small child who shows no fear of his mighty horns, and a beautiful female who is equally unimpressed with his mighty… sword. Trapped together by an early snowfall, Jenna and Nicholas find an unexpected comfort in each other’s company. It is the season of giving, but she has a daughter to raise and he’s looking for the fastest way off the planet – what could they possibly have to offer each other?
ZYON: ALIEN ADOPTION AGENCY NO. 9 by Tasha Black
Kora competed as a professional athlete until a tragic injury ended her career. But the opportunity to adopt a baby and tame a wild frontier moon electrifies her adventurous spirit, and the moment she lays eyes on adorable baby Pax, she is convinced that everything in her life happened for a reason. But when the child’s maddeningly handsome guard tells her he’s staying with them for good, she starts to wonder what she’s gotten herself into. Zyon is a brave Invicta dragon warrior, fully committed to protecting his tiny Imberian charge, no matter what. When the child’s adoptive mother sends the dragon inside him into a frenzy of desire, he’s not sure what to think. Surely a dragon can’t choose a Terran for his mate. Kora is already worried about fitting in among the residents of the glamourous dome town of Cupola Cove. When Zyon makes a decision that causes tension within the community, the two find themselves back out on the dangerous ice plains in a race against time to make things right. Will the big dragon prove himself to Kora? Or will they both be left out in the cold?