Here are some specials and new releases by Krista D. Ball, Steve Vernon, Cynthia Vespia, Aurora Springer, Nicole Patrice Thomas, Aimee Easterling, Kyra Gregory, Deborah Jay, Milo James Fowler and A.K. DuBoff.
Beginnings: 5 Speculative Works
by Krista D. Ball
THE DEMONS WE SEE (Book 1 of the Dark Abyss of Our Sins series)
SPIRITS RISING (Book 1 of the Spirit Caller series)
DARK WHISPERS (Book 2 of the Spirit Caller series)
BLAZE (Book 1 of the Tales of Tranquility series)
TRAITOR (Book 1 of the Collaborator series)
From a space station far away, to Newfoundland’s northern peninsula, to two unique secondary worlds, this collection covers space opera, tradition fantasy, and urban fantasy. Enjoy!
by Steve Vernon
Karma (Silke’s Strike Force 1)
by Cynthia Vespia
Her father’s death gave Silke Butters the powers to change the world. Unfortunately, he didn’t leave her instructions on how to use them. As Silke learns more about her superhuman abilities, she uncovers the dangerous secret that comes with them.
She is the product of a government experiment gone wrong…and she’s not the only one!
The revelation puts Silke in the cross-hairs of a terrorist group known as the Sin Squad, enhanced with powers of their own. Joining an elite strike force, Silke invents the alter-ego Karma to combat the dangerous threat.
Will Silke learn to control her powers as Karma? Or is being a superheroine more than she can handle?
Karma is a twist on the superhero origin story packed with powers and character drama.
Book 1 in Silke’s Strike Force.
Captured by the Hawk
by Aurora Springer
Intrepid spy, Grey Kat, is escaping with stolen codes when she is captured by notorious pirate, Captain Black Hawk. In an attempt to buy her freedom, she agrees to help him steal one of the Emperor’s spaceships. But the heist goes terribly wrong. Soon, they are dashing across the galaxy with the Emperor’s troops in hot pursuit. The two fugitives struggle to protect their secret identities. Can they reconcile their differences in time to elude their enemies?
Grab your copy and dive into the comic misadventures of Grey Kat and Captain Hawk.
Tales of Elhaanai
by Nicole Patrice Thomas
An ancient evil is spreading, moving behind the scenes and Alric is running out of time to stop it.
Using dark magic in an attempt to take control of the throne, Devona, the kings sister is caught in her own snare when a spell results in more than she can handle and her own son pays the price.
When Alric is caught between the reality he’s always known and a destiny he’s just discovered, he becomes the target of ruthless men sent to kill him.
On the run for his life, Alric heads for the Mnara Mountains with his unwilling sister in tow, together they must find an Oracle, master their gifts and save a kingdom Alric never knew was his birthright.
by Aimee Easterling
In her eleven months as alpha, Tara Whelan has maintained tradition in every way except one. Stand above all other wolves? Check. Produce a plan to keep her pack afloat? Glitter factory a go.
The part about choosing a temporary consort and popping out an heir though? Well, she’s taking that requirement down to the wire.
Unfortunately, the thirty-sixth interviewee has no intention of becoming Tara’s consort. “There are fae here,” warns the achingly beautiful shifter who set up a meeting under false pretenses. “They use glamour to look like trusted pack members. Rot clans from the inside out.”
He wants permission to hunt fae on Whelan territory. But Tara’s father warned about the risk to the clan if another wolf seized the role of alpha.
“You can assist me,” Tara tells him. “But I’ll lead the hunt.”
The Samhain Shifter series can be read in any order, with adventure, mystery, and a happily ever after in every book. Charmed Wolf is book two.
The Settlement’s Cradle
by Kyra Gregory
They might not be the first to fight back.
But can they be the first to win?
In public, Skye has spent seventeen years conforming to her people’s way of survival. At home, her dissatisfaction with the life carved out for her is no secret, unlike the skills she’s gained apprenticing as a doctor beneath her father.
When Skye is dragged away from home in broad daylight, along with a hundred others, she knows nobody is coming to their rescue.
Brought to a place thought to have been uninhabited since the world first ended, they serve one purpose; to colonise the Epizon’s reclaimed lands.
Once able to live her life as she wished, even in secret, their every move is now watched, their days spent doing the will of the Governor, caught in the middle of a war between those that brought them there, and the people the land was stolen from.
As an otherwise fortunate girl amongst orphans, Skye is an outcast in a place where solidarity would be to their benefit, and her ambitions for a better life are frowned upon.
But abiding by the rules has never been Skye’s strong suit and, before long, living beneath the rule of corrupt and violent wardens pushes her to find a way out.
One way or another, she’ll be free of this place—even if it means death.
The Prince’s Man (#1 The Five Kingdoms)
by Deborah Jay
Rakish royal spy, Rustam Chalice, loves his life the way it is, so when the kingdom he serves is threatened from within, he leaps into action. To his dismay the spymaster prince teams him up with an untouchable aristocratic assassin. And to make matters worse, she’s the most beautiful woman in the Five Kingdoms.
Plunged into a desperate journey over the mountains, the mismatched pair struggle to survive deadly wildlife, the machinations of a spiteful god—and each other. When Rustam discovers he has magic of his own, he is forced to question his identity, his sanity, and his loyalty to his prince. For in Tyr-en, all magic users are put to death.
The Prince’s Man is the first book in The Five Kingdoms epic fantasy series. If you like action, intrigue, and magic, spiced with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Deborah Jay’s vividly realised characters.
The Space-Time Conundrum (Captain Quasar Book 1)
by Milo James Fowler
Pursued by vengeful Goobalob toll collectors, savage Arachnoid bounty hunters, and formidable Amazonians, Captain Bartholomew Quasar must do whatever he can to keep the crew of the Effervescent Magnitude out of harm’s way.
All in a day’s work—except time is not on his side.
Torn from the present to relive his past, he vows to keep mistakes from occurring the second time around. But is he doomed to repeat history? Or can he erase his regrets?
Villains will be vanquished. Lives will be lost. Bonds will be betrayed. Heroes will be heroic. Join the crew of the Effervescent Magnitude for a hilarious time-travel space adventure the likes of which you’ve never seen!
The Hitchhiker’s Guide meets Star Trek in this series for fans of Galaxy Quest, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars Legends.
Empire Reborn (Taran Empire Saga Book 1)
by A.K. DuBoff
Now we pay the price.
Jason Sietinen’s investigation into a mysterious starship attack uncovers a chilling truth: the Taran Empire has inadvertently broken an ancient treaty with transdimensional aliens. Now on the cusp of galactic war, Jason must find a way to unite the Taran worlds, including the lost colony of Earth, against the mounting alien threat. Except, how do you fight an enemy you can’t see or touch?
Perfect for fans of epic sci-fi featuring sprawling galactic empires, drama, intrigue, and psionic abilities, Empire Reborn is the first book in the Taran Empire Saga, a new entry point to the bestselling Cadicle Universe. Grab your copy today!