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 93+ titles featured this week):
ALIEN’S FATE (CRAVING THE HEVEIANS BOOK SIX) by Ella Blake
Axlos – My people are fighting for their lives against a power determined to rip our planet apart for a valuable energy source. I am on the front lines, leading our forces. I knew this would be my fate if we went to war, and I don’t expect to survive. My only regret? Not telling Arria, the shy little human we rescued that I loved her. Now it’s too late. I’ve taken my last steps on my home planet of Heveia. I’ll fight to the end alongside my warriors to ensure that my people survive. That she survives. Arria – I may be one small, quiet human, but I have a knack for a few things. One of them is seeing patterns that even computers miss. When I unlock an enemy command cipher, I know it can help our forces, but the algorithms disagree and it’s deemed too risky to send me out in the middle of battle. Instead, I do the riskiest thing I’ve ever done and steal a shuttle with the help of a friendly cybot. When we arrive on Axlos’ ship, his feelings become crystal clear. Amid a battle that will end the war—one way or another—I learn if I can open my heart, or if the scars of my past will determine my future.
SEARCH THE STARS (CROSS THE STARS BOOK ONE) by Nicole Grotepas
Zacharia Coburn’s flight-state mushroom business barely makes a dent in the FTL industry, controlled by a few powerful, interstellar corporations. Starship pilots can take a dose of these ultra-rare mushroom strains to pull a ship into the jump plane and rapidly cross the stars. There’s no reason for anybody to ever notice the Very Good Mushroom Concern, the business Zach’s running with his partner, Anna Brooks. Organic. Homegrown in a barn in the northern Idaho territory. Made with love. They’re just a barnacle on the tail of a behemoth. Until their secret gets too big to control. Zach and Anna have cracked the code. Their mushroom strains allow the kind of jump distances pilots have only dreamed about. In a galaxy where commodities are king, jump distances control the market. So, when Anna goes missing, Zach isn’t sure where to start looking. Even with the best mushrooms ever grown at his disposal, finding Anna somewhere in the galaxy will be harder than locating a needle in a haystack. Try finding a needle on a planet covered in hay. The odds are against him, but giving up isn’t an option. Anna might just be the key to the entire galaxy: whoever gets their hands on her will have it at their feet. This is more than love or business. This is war.