New Releases in SciFi Romance and Fantasy for July 13

Relic_of_Sorrows(NOTE: If you’re here for the SFRB Summer Blog Hop to Other Worlds, go here.)

These releases are as reported to me by the authors, and I have not read most of them them. I always 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 plus or minus a week or two.

(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…

RELIC OF SORROWS by Lindsay Buroker

(Veronica: I’m loving this series!)

Captain Alisa Marchenko finally has a lead on finding her daughter, but her passengers want her to take them on their quest instead. Even though the Star Nomad is her ship, they have power she cannot fight, and she finds herself with no choice but to accept another detour.

But the ancient relic they seek has the ability to destroy worlds and is coveted by many.



Nikolaos Blackwood swore he would bring to justice the drug dealer known as Dodger. As Ghost, 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.

Amazon     Barnes & Noble     Kobo     iBooks

alliance_of_equalsALLIANCE OF EQUALS (LIADEN UNIVERSE BOOK 19) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Beset by the angry remnants of the Department of the Interior, challenged at every turn by opportunists on their new homeworld of Surebleak, and somewhat low on funds, Clan Korval desperately needs to reestablish its position as one of the top trading clans in known space. To this end, Master Trader Shan yos’Galan, aboard Korval’s premier trade ship, Dutiful Passage, is on a mission to establish new business associations and to build a strong primary route that links well with existing Loops and secondary routes…


The_Space_Colonels_WomanTHE SPACE COLONEL’S WOMAN by Jay Shaw

Helicopter pilot, Julia Swift, lives her life from one rescue to the next. Unlucky in love, she longs for a lover who resembles the hero of her favorite space show, Phoenix Rising.

When an injured man falls through a portal and lands on her local beach, it seems the universe has granted her wish. Not only does Colonel Mark Holden resemble the fictional military commander, he also bears his name.


NEEDLE RAIN by Cari Silverwood

Samos, Heloise, and Thom: The road to their future will be paved with the bones of people these three will wrong.

HELOISE: A girl barely into womanhood, she learns the violent trade of the debt collector Needle_Rainas one of her uncle’s Soldiers of Money. When her first command leads to the death of her comrades and an innocent, she is devastated. Grieving, she is forced to touch the world of ghosts and one of them wants her soul.

SAMOS: Destined to be one of the Imperator’s feared Immolator warriors, when faced with a choice that will lose him his wife-to-be, he instead chooses to become a traitor.

THOM: A needle master addicted to the séance drug, Somm. The drug is his weakness and the stone around his neck. Through Somm, he loses everyone he ever cared for.

To redeem themselves they must go their separate journeys, wrestle with their fates, and together kill a man who has waited a hundred years to live again.


Heroine_ComplexHEROINE COMPLEX by Sara Kuhn

Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine. She’s great at her job—blending into the background, handling her boss’s epic diva tantrums, and getting demon blood out of leather pants.



Book 3 (A twisted, tangled, romantic retelling of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.)

The curse of the de Bar siblings continues as Stefan de Bar, eldest of the seven, takes a Beast_Lordsmall group of his brother’s soldiers and goes on a search for his missing sister, Rapunzel. The witch, Hecuba, has stolen his sister and they have been spotted near Breckenridge Castle. Stefan’s cautious nature and hesitance to make a decision is the cause of what turns into a deadly ambush. Bloodied and bruised, Stefan manages to take the castle, but in the process suffers severe damage to his face. He finds and confronts the witch, but this time she curses him, and it is possibly worse than the curses she’s previously bestowed upon his twin brothers. He needs to love a woman and be loved in return before the last petal falls from a rose, or the beast that is emerging within him will consume him forever.


Her_Black_WingsHER BLACK WINGS by A. J. Norris

Amalya Rivers longs to die and end her lonely existence—but it doesn’t work out that way…

A former runaway turned criminal, Amalya is murdered and thrust into a treacherous world full of red-skinned, horned beasts under the control of the Demon Ruler, Abaddon, instead of enjoying peace and serenity like she hoped. But saving a young child from a certain brutal death in the last moments of her life has earned her a chance at salvation.

Elliott the Redeemer wants no part in saving another soul…


THE THORN OF A ROSE by Augustina Van Hoven

Ashley Halliday, a newly elected state senator, is over her failed engagement and ready to Thorn_of_a_rosehelp make Idaho a better place to live and work. She has no time for romance…until she and Richard take their friendship to a new level. But then there’s John, an aide to the governor of Idaho. Both hold power…but only one is a good man. The other is on a mission to destroy lives. Will she learn the truth in time to save lives and keep her friends safe from dark influences?



Previously published in the Gathering Darkness box set.

captives_kissIt was only supposed to be one hookup. One hot night to ease the mating urge of his race’s fertile period. But after scorching, up-against-the-wall sex in a darkened club, Tanner can’t get Saige out of his mind. And when he spots her the next day, in league with an enemy, he’s determined to uncover more about her than her delectable curves.
Saige knows Tanner is one of the good guys. And that’s why she can never see him again….


PEYTON’S LIGHT by S. M. Schmitz

Zoe never thought she’d be returning to Earth, yet only a few months after reaching Cambria, she and a small team peytons_lightare doing just that. Everyone who volunteers for her expedition knows Earth is likely swarming with the invaders, and it will take a miracle for their operation to be successful.

In the final book of The Cambria Code trilogy, Zoe comes full circle: she has returned to her home planet with the man who pursued her and convinced her to leave, and despite her initial reservations, she has loved him more deeply and fully than any man before. …



human_surrenderFierce alien warriors don’t ask. They take, they claim, and they conquer—even when the object of their desires is a trembling human female.

Human Surrender contains five *all-new* dark sci-fi alien warrior romance novellas, brought to you by USA Today and international bestselling authors of BDSM and spanking romance.


THE CHASM by S. Usher Evans

They survived The Island, but can they cross The Chasm? the_chasm

Four months after Prince Galian was discovered alive on a remote island, he’s adjusting slowly to life at the hospital under the Kylaen media’s glare. His promises to Theo remain unfulfilled as fear of his father keeps him from taking concrete action. And the more he learns about the machinations in Kylae, the less sure he is that it’s possible to make a difference. …

Amazon     Barnes & Noble     iBooks     Smashwords     Google Play


Can a stubborn scientist and a sexy cyborg make love grow?

being_greenGreen, a cyborg warrior, cares for one being—his plant Windy. When Windy becomes sick, he’ll do anything to heal her, even venture across the universe to visit a worlds-renowned plant doctor.

He doesn’t expect to find love.

Doctor Shelby Cooper is the sole resident of a tiny planet. She prefers to be alone rather than risk caring for another being and then losing him….



Warriors. Lovers. Enemies. Legends. 

Their union became pivotal in Irin history, but to understand Damien and Sari’s ending, staff_and_the_bladeyou must go back to their beginning. Four hundred years ago, a young singer and a hardened warrior met and loved each other, but their life was torn apart by violence.

Yet no matter how much pain and anger stain their lives, bonds in the Irin race cannot be abandoned. Damien and Sari will never truly leave each other, because those who are destined cannot be ignored.


HOW TO LOVE A DRAGON Boxed Set by Michelle Green and more

how_to_love_a_dragonFeel the heat of a dragon in this new boxed set featuring NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Find out how to love a dragon without getting burned. These steamy paranormal romances are sure to warm your heart!



STARRELLA FALLS by Aurora Springer

College freshman Estelle Wright has it all: a superpower, a flying horse, and a hunky boyfriend. All is threatened when her old enemy swears vengeance, ruthless killers starrella_fallstarget Atalanta, and Toby is under pressure to dump her. But, Estelle’s knack of finding trouble scuttles his plans. Their lives are at stake as they face agonizing decisions and the wrong choice may lead to disaster.

Amazon     International

enchanting_the_kingENCHANTING THE KING by E. D. Walker

For a century, the nations of Jerdun and Lyond have been at each other’s throats. Princess Aliénor is a proud woman of Jerdun, and King Thomas of Lyond should have been her hated enemy. Yet from her first meeting with the foreign king, she cannot deny the tender connection between them. After a brutal ambush leaves them stranded in a strange land together, the two decide to face the many perils of the journey back home united. But as suspicious allies only—love is out of the question.




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