New Releases in Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance for AUG 16

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 100+ titles featured this week):


He’s the enemy. He’s irresistible. And I’m screwed.I’m supposed to spy on him, but it’s hard to look for his secrets when I can’t keep my eyes off his abs. It’s a problem. Jadrok is heir to the mighty House Vragos, the alien nobles who own Crashland. Dark, brooding, and as hot as molten steel, he’s a mystery calling out for me to unwrap. Unfortunately, my mission is more important than my need to touch his golden skin or taste his kisses. It’s my job to find out who’s at the heart of the alien plot to wipe out all the humans of Crashland. I can’t afford to get distracted by an alien lord, especially when he might be among the conspirators. No matter how attractive he is. No matter how much he wants me.


He betrayed her once, but he’s her only hope. Being saved from a slave ship and given life-saving medical attention by a tall, muscular furry alien with large curling horns is enough for Giselle Cartier to think she’s found a hero. Having him deliver her back into the clutches of the same traffickers shatters her trust and the belief that anything she’d felt was real. But just as she’s rescued by the League of Planets and is about to be repatriated to New Terra, Joule reappears with the devastating news that Giselle’s sister has been taken. What’s even more shocking is his promise to find her. He’s already betrayed her once; what’s to stop him from doing it again? How can she trust anything he says? Regardless of the risks, she has to go with him. He’s her only hope for finding and saving her sister. This time, she won’t let her guard down. She also won’t make the mistake of falling in love with him again.

Long ago, Joule hardened his heart to the cruelty, misery, and death he’d witnessed in the alien species trafficking trade. As an agent with the League of Planets working deep undercover to combat the trafficking of sentient beings in the galaxy, he can’t afford empathy. To benefit the greater good, he’s often forced to make difficult, even reprehensible decisions. But something about the vulnerable, critically ill Giselle Cartier pierces through the protective wall surrounding his heart. Choosing to save her life is startlingly easy—too easy. He should have known better than to let himself get attached. Because circumstances force his hand, leaving him no choice but to take her back to the slavers. He couldn’t risk blowing his cover for a single human woman—even if he had fallen in love with her. Now he’s involved all over again. When he learns Giselle’s sister has also been abducted, he can’t hold back from offering his assistance. Unable to reveal his real role, he must continue to let her believe he’s a trafficker—one who’s already betrayed her. Giselle will never trust him again…which is smart. Because she still can’t.

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