Here are some specials and new releases by Ashley Capes, Brandon Charles West, Aimee Easterling, Tammie Painter, Sean Willson, Robin Lythgoe, Neve Maslakovic, Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli, Aurora Springer and A. K. R. Scott.
Adventure? Check. Magic? Check. Sarcasm? You bet.
After years of running down dead-end clues, the rogue Never has nearly given up his quest for answers; his blood is cursed and his true name a mystery, yet no library, no healer, and none who claim to know dark magics have ever been able to help.
Until he steals a map to the mysterious Amber Isle, which might just hold the answers he needs.
But Never isn’t the only one who wants the map – his enemy, Commander Harstas, also seeks it and Harstas craves revenge for the deaths of his men.
Forced to flee through a war zone, Never soon stumbles across a group of treasure-hunters hoping to discover the wonders of the Amber Isle for themselves. But the deeper they venture into the Isle, the more deadly it grows.
Trapped between the greed of the treasure hunters, cunning traps in the Isle itself, the threat of Harstas’ fury and his own desperation to finally uncover answers, Never must find a way to unlock the Isle’s ancient secrets and escape – or perish without ever learning the truth.
The Book of Never (1-5) brings together Never’s first adventures as he searches for the truth behind his mysterious heritage and the curse on his blood.
Two worlds. Two books. Three riddles and a maze. A moldering museum and two enchanted libraries. Sundry stout dwarves, a magnificent oak, a heartbroken dragon, a dark prince, a lost firefighter, and two swashbuckling pirates. And one ordinary girl to save them all.
Torn between her home and her fated mate.
Changeling werewolf Skye stumbles across her fated mate at the worst possible moment. The Queen of the Unseelie Court has demanded that she snatch a magical sword able to open up the borders between earth and Faery. Price of failure? Skye’s adopted family will be peeled like grapes.
Unfortunately, the sword is in the possession of a dangerously delicious shifter whose job is keeping fae in Faery. Ryder’s oddball jokes match Skye’s own, and if lore is to be believed, that makes him her one and only chance at love.
Save the world and find true belonging or save her mother’s skin…literally? Skye always knew the universe had a sense of humor, but this time she doesn’t get the joke.
The Samhain Shifter series can be read in any order, with adventure, mystery, and a happily ever after in every book. Fae Wolf is book three.
Work at a funeral home can be mundane. Until you accidentally start bringing the dead back to life.
“…a clever, hilarious romp through a new magical universe” —Sarah Angleton, author of Gentleman of Misfortune
Cassie Black works at a funeral home. She’s used to all manner of dead bodies. What she’s not used to is them waking up. Which they seem to be doing on a disturbingly regular basis lately.
Just when Cassie believes she has the problem under control, the recently-deceased Busby Tenpenny insists he’s been murdered and claims Cassie might be responsible thanks to a wicked brand of magic she’s been exposed to. The only way for Cassie to get her life back to normal is to tame her magic and uncover Mr. Tenpenny’s true killer.
Simple right? Of course not. Because while Cassie works on getting her newly-acquired magic sorted, she’s blowing up kitchens, angering an entire magical community, and discovering her past is more closely tied to Busby Tenpenny than she could have ever imagined.
If you like contemporary fantasy with snarky humor, unforgettable characters, and paranormal mystery such as Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series, you’ll find it hard to pry yourself away from this first book of the Cassie Black Trilogy.
* Selected as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021
* First Place Winner of the Novel Excerpt Prize from the League of American PEN Women
* Finalist in the Yeah You Write Novel Contest
The Cassie Black Trilogy is a fish-out-of-water tale that takes you from the streets of Portland to the Tower of London. It’s got magic and mystery, pastries and zombies, sentient gnomes and an evil wizard…because there’s always an evil wizard, isn’t there?
Lies crafted from good intentions. Death spreading through the stars. When the past returns to claim its due, will anyone survive?
Earth Solar System, the Future. Abigail Olivaw is drowning in self-doubt. Hiding a devastating secret from the populace, the President of the Confederation of Planetary Explorers is horrified when hostile aliens arrive to announce they’re putting humanity on trial. Forced to act as her species’ defender in court, she struggles to hide her family’s hidden multi-generational history that could lead to a sentence of genocide.
Epsilon Eridani Colony. Joyce Green’s passion for her job is dwarfed only by her love for her son. So when he dies from a mysterious virus that threatens the entire settlement, the Director of Colonization vows to stop at nothing to discover what triggered the deadly infection. And as she uncovers the truth bit by bit, her heartbreak fuels a berserk need for justice.
Trapped by guilt over a mistake she didn’t choose, Abigail falls into a tailspin when the invaders reveal the facts of her race’s origins. And when Joyce unmasks a traitor, the rest of her people would be lucky to only die from disease.
With their paths on a collision course, will the women’s consequence-laden decisions destroy humankind’s last hope?
Dark Nebula: Isolation is the gripping first book in the evocative Dark Nebula space opera series. If you like emotionally complex characters, chilling twists, and eye-opening takes on technology, then you’ll love Sean Willson’s sweeping epic.
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He wanted nothing of war. Now he must face a ruthless enemy to save his family from ruin.
Sherakai dan Tameko would rather tend his horses than ride them into battle. As the fourth son of a famous soldier, he’s content to embrace his animal magic and let his siblings carry on his father’s warrior legacy. But Sherakai’s plans shatter when all his brothers go missing, and one is returned home dead.
Determined to bring the others back alive, he defies his father and follows his power down a trail of clues, only to be captured and escorted to his relative’s estate. But instead of a sanctuary, he discovers dark forces conspiring to twist his powers for their own treacherous gain.
Will Sherakai succumb to sorcery and torture, or can he awaken his inner hero and prevent his family’s doom?
Social dystopia meets traditional mystery in this standalone page-turner driven by a female protagonist.
When New Seattle’s most popular resident–charismatic Delilah–takes a tumble off her balcony, the blame for the seeming accident lands on nineteen-year-old Scottie. More interested in finding out who her parents were than searching for a brand, Scottie’s already scraping the bottom of the town popularity list. This will send her toward the very last spot–which brings a short ride out into the frozen wasteland that surrounds the dome of New Seattle.
While the town’s social stars scuffle for the open spot at the top, Scottie, aided by her “Watson,” the personal assistant her brain chip provides, scrambles to save herself and find the real culprit. What she unearths will shake the very foundation of her world…and place her squarely in the crosshairs of a shadowy killer intent on clearing a path to number one.
A murder mystery set in a dystopian future, ALL THE WHYS OF DELILAH’S DEMISE asks the ultimate question: How far are any of us willing to go to be liked?
Anna left at dawn.
She entered the Martian desert, all alone.
Where is she going?
What secret is she hiding?
In what looks like a suicide attempt, Swedish exobiologist Anna Persson, crew member of the Isis, secretly leaves Station Alpha at the crack of dawn to travel deep into the Martian desert in a pressurised rover.
As she journeys to the limit of her two day oxygen supply, she shows us memories of events from her past leading up to the mission. Little by little, as time and oxygen run out, she reveals the real Anna.
Whatever her goal, wherever it is, will Anna reach her destination?
An alien spy on the run.
Two human sisters chosen to train as astronavigators.
Their paths are destined to converge.
Can they overcome the obstacles and find a haven?
Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her sister Rosie, are chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. The sisters are eager to promote humanity’s advance into space. Will they succeed? They must pass a series of rigorous tests and adapt to the alien neuro-implants.
Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When Earth agents discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish embassy in the Pacific Ocean.
Holly and Baswin are swept together on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away and many forces threaten to drive them apart.
Follow the adventures of the three brothers of the Flaming Comets Triad in Baswin, Book 5 in Taxyon Space.
A twist of fate stole her home. Magic could help reclaim her voice..… or cost her everything.
Nadja has no choice but to leave the only home she’s ever known. She flees her small village when a brutally violent deed upends her betrothal ceremony. Hunted by her former love, Nadja begs refuge at a Music Conservatory she once thought only existed in stories. Inside its ancient walls, the magic of a long-dead race lives on… in the rhythm of musical instruments.
As she guards her true identity, Nadja must master the flute, make friends, and stave off the romantic advances of a rugged classmate. With each new lesson, Nadja feels a secret growing within her that not even she understands. One wrong note could forfeit the very fabric of magic… and her only hope of survival.
Inharmonic is the spellbinding first book in The Music Maker series of fantasy novels. If you like tenacious heroines, ancient mysteries, and new twists on fantasy magic, then you’ll love A.K.R. Scott’s lyrical tale.