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):
SEIZING POWER (REBEL CYBORGS BOOK 5) by Cynthia Sax
VS Note: No one does cyborgs the way Cynthia does! Had this pre-ordered…
This cyborg believes he’s in control. Power is the self-appointed leader of the cyborg council. Other members might debate situations. He makes the ultimate decisions. When a threat to Homeland is revealed, he takes command of a fleet and ventures to the edge of cyborg-controlled space to investigate. He finds a rebellion led by a mysterious upstart he calls Cadet. The plan Power derives is simple—he’ll quickly quash the uprising and teach its leader a lesson the warrior will never forget. NO ONE challenges his authority.
Eirene Ours might be called a cadet by Power but she is NOT his subordinate. She is the arrogant E Model’s genetic match. For much of her mature lifespan, she has desired the male, yearning for his dark-eyed gaze, craving his sure hands, longing for his respect. That esteem was never granted. And Eirene Ours can no longer wait to earn it. There’s an external threat to their kind, a danger that might destroy them all. Having lured Power to her home terrain, she now plans to use everything within her means — her fists, her daggers, her ship-destroying missiles — to pound that truth into her stubborn warrior’s thick metal skull. The future of every cyborg is at stake. She can’t fail them. Power will believe her. Or he will die.
JOINED TO THE ALIEN SKYMASTER (CRASHLAND CONTACT ROMANCES BOOK 1) by Leslie chase and Starr Huntress
VS Note: I love anything to do with her Crashland stories! One clicked this.
The Taveshi see humans as an invasive species, and are debating exterminating us. Guess who they chose to represent humanity? Not a diplomat, a scientist, or even a politician. Just me, Tiffany Ranger, an eco-engineer with a smart mouth that keeps getting me into more trouble than I can handle. I’d complain more if their captain, Skymaster Korovan, wasn’t so damn irresistible. Seven feet tall, carefully carved muscles in all the right places. I know I shouldn’t stare but, honestly, can you blame me? To make matters all the more difficult, he won’t stop staring at me, either! He’s claimed me as his mate, but I am no one’s property. Though if I had to belong to someone, he’d be at the top of my list, especially if it would spare the rest of the humans on Crashland. Would it be so wrong to pretend, just for a little while? After all, it’s just acting, and it’s for a good cause. It’s not like I’m going to get feelings for him…right?