Here are some specials and new releases by Gerhard Gehrke, Karri Kadin, Keyla Damaer, Lisa Blackwood, John Triptych, Shelley Russell Nolan, Edward Hochsmann, USA Today Bestselling author L. R. W. Lee, Halo Scot and Intisar Khanani.
Midnight Monster Club
by Gerhard Gehrke
When Isabel seeks refuge in the Dragon and Rose with a jeweled watch in hand, Digger’s biggest mistake was hiding her.
The treasure in her possession looked like an easy score. But a gang of mercenaries on her heels want it for themselves.
Soon assassins and lawmen join the pursuit and begin overturning the city in their efforts to capture the thief.
Isabel and Digger must race to discover the watch’s original owner and why they’re willing to kill anyone who stands in their way to get it back.
Grab book one of the Fallen Rogues series. Midnight Monster Club is a dark fantasy novel with action and grim humor. It’s sure to keep you turning the page!
After the Outbreak
by Karri Kadin
When the N87 virus decimates the world, the only thing worse than dying from the sickness is surviving the infection.
Allison is an insecure college student who becomes a zombie-like monster overnight. Years later she recovers, only to be haunted by the murders she committed while infected. As she hunts for redemption, she discovers she has unique capabilities some would kill for.
A side-effect of her miraculous recovery is fits of uncontrollable rage, which leaves ruin in her wake and makes it impossible to stay under the radar of government scientists who have sinister plans for her.
If this new world doesn’t kill her, becoming the cure will.
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey meets Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams in this gripping New Adult post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel AFTER THE OUTBREAK by debut author Karri Kadin.
by Keyla Damaer
Aboard Hydra Station, Halazar vows to uncover the truth behind the murder of a friend and fellow officer. Saddled with an ambitious agent with authority over the investigation, she must choose between duty and justice.
Lanees, a human scientist, identifies a group of cells that may change the future of humanity. Her dream of fame seems to be coming true. However, her discovery draws the kind of attention that turns her life into a nightmare.
Meanwhile, in a secret lab on Rigel Prime, a human girl wakes up in a glass tank. With no idea of who or where she is, she struggles to understand her legacy in this strange, morose world.
Join them in their battle for survival.
Queen of the Gryphons
by Lisa Blackwood
Journey to ancient Sumer, to the land of gryphons, lamassu, and anunnaki in these tales of fantasy and romance. With over 1000+ pages of action-packed plot, rich world-building, and noble gryphon shifter kings, don’t miss these five tales if you like tenaciously loyal heroines, magic, and swoon-worthy happily ever afters.
As the childhood companion of King Ditanu, Iltani never doubted her place in either his kingdom or his heart.
Then duty called her away to complete her training.
Now, a woman grown and a sword-maiden to the goddess Ishtar, Iltani returns and takes up her sacred destiny to protect the royal line.
But so much has changed.
Ditanu most of all. The youth she knew is gone. A stoic, untouchable king now sits the throne.
Does anything of their once deep bond survive?
Iltani must swiftly find her place in a court where cunning governors plot treason, trusted advisers orchestrate deceptions, and noblewomen seek to beguile King Ditanu using methods both fair and foul.
But the greatest threat of all is no mortal adversary.
Ereshkigal, the Queen of the Underworld, desires to make Ditanu her consort and seize his kingdom for her own.
Rescued from her grandfather’s dungeon by the King of the Gryphons, Enkara only wishes to repay that great debt by serving as one of the elite Shadow Guards tasked with protecting the royal line.
Unfortunately, the gods have other plans.
She is one of the Goddess Ishtar’s avenging blades, born into the world when danger stalks the royal line.
Tirigan, an escaped human slave, makes a desperate bid for his future by seeking out the young king who is said to abhor slavery. But Tirigan is too late and quickly finds himself back in the slave pens.
Asharru is still grieving her older brother’s death when the crown is thrust upon her. She knows none in her new court can be trusted. One of them is the mastermind behind her brother’s assassination.
She needs help and there is only one place left for her to seek it.
The slave markets of Nineveh.
There she plans to acquire a small group of slaves, free them, restore their dignity, and offer them positions as servants and spies.
She is soon drawn to one chained man. To her horror and hope, she recognizes him as one of Ishtar’s sacred Blades, a warrior born to protect the royal line.
The Blade’s Shadow:
When a queen rejected a thousand years of tradition and freed a slave and elevated him to a position of great power, it was only the beginning of their strange destiny.
First Queen of the Gryphons:
A hero still learning to be human…
Hillalum is destined to become a king unlike any other before him, for the Goddess Ishtar has endowed him with a special gift—he is the first gryphon capable of taking on human form.
Amata, a humble shepherdess, wishes only to live a peaceful life until raiders attack her village and kill her father and brother. A consuming need for revenge soon arises from that day.
When King Hillalum’s goddess orders him to watch over a human shepherdess, he thinks he’ll find the sheep more interesting than the woman, but once he meets Amata, he soon understands the full scope of his deity’s plans.
Ishtar wishes to transform Amata into the first of her Avenging Blades.
This digital boxed set contains all five books in the Ishtar’s Legacy series by Lisa Blackwood.
Included in this set:
Ishtar’s Blade (Book 1)
Blade’s Honor (Book 2)
Blade’s Destiny (Book 3)
The Blade’s Shadow (Book 4)
The First Queen of the Gryphons. (Book 5)
(It also contains two bonus excerpts from Betrayal’s Price and Master of the Hunt).
Win or Die
by John Triptych
Meanwhile, Alix has returned to the place of her birth, a frozen planet full of intrigue and danger, in order to reclaim her lost birthright. The road to power will not be an easy one, yet she knows there can be no turning back now.
Fate will once again unite them to face a new enemy, one far more lethal than ever before.
by Shelley Russell Nolan
The magical world of Tirana is on the brink of revolution. After losing control of her Earth magic, Merry never wants to cast another spell. With three more charms to collect before she can return to her world, she may not have a choice.
Renegade lords, rogue mages and guild enforcers will be the least of her troubles as she makes her way to the Water focal point. For treachery is not the only poison spreading through the land, which leaves Merry and her friends short on options as well as supplies.
Pushed to the limit, she will come face to face with the deadly consequences of using magic. With time running out to protect the portal from witch hunters, she will be forced to face her fears and decide what is worth dying for.
Can Merry learn to trust herself and her magic? Find out in this magical portal fantasy adventure!
by Edward Hochsmann
Empire of Ash
by USA Today Bestselling author L. R. W. Lee
Archaeologist Pellucid Rose discovers THE find of the century when an earthquake hits her Mycenae, Greece dig. But before she can claim it, a dark, dangerous, and very sexy stranger steps from a swirl of shadows claiming she’s loosed a sphinx on the world by translating an ancient secret on one of the scrolls.
What’s more, he insists Secret Magic requires her to go with him to capture the ferocious creature.
Against better judgment, Pell teams up with the hot stranger to discover a world of magic where the impossible is reality, crooked mortals hide corrupt secrets, and mysteries older than myth can kill you. That thought alone makes her heart race, but things get even worse when she discovers he’s hiding world-altering secrets, and only she has what it takes to stop him.
Empire of Ash is the first book in the enthralling God of Secrets paranormal romance series. If you like Harry Dresden and Holly Black’s A Modern Faerie Tale, you’ll adore USA Today Bestselling author L. R. W. Lee’s vulnerable, intimate, and gritty tale of destined lovers, potent sorcery, and unique ancient myth retellings.
Edge of the Breach
by Halo Scot
There is a hole in the sky. They call it the Rift. A portal to the gods. The scar of a suffering world. Through it, the gods rule the last scraps of civilization, harkening war. As chaos beckons, two leaders emerge from the ashes of a dying planet.
Julian Kyder is the son of an abusive rape victim who compensates for his abandonment through psychopathy. Sira Rune is a cancer survivor who dedicates her life to living free and fearless while experiencing the taboo and the unorthodox. Rune is the only one unafraid of Kyder, and that terrifies him, because he only knows how to function through fear. Even though she gives him more chances than he deserves, how much violence can she forgive? When is a person beyond redemption? While he struggles to control his demons and she struggles to find purpose, the gods drag the ruined world into war.
TAGS: science fiction, fantasy, grimdark, horror, LGBT, mental illness
by Intisar Khanani
She betrayed her own.
Yet, the truth hides another story, one of honor and honesty, of a princess gambling her own life for another’s. It’s a tale of courage and consequences, and a choice that can never be undone.
A short story prequel to her multi-starred fantasy, Thorn, Intisar Khanani’s “Brambles” gives Alyrra’s account of what really happened all those years ago, and how a few critical days turned her life into a daily fight for survival.