Back again to bring you more new releases in the science fiction romance world – yes, they keep coming!
Leading off with a new one from me: TRAPPED ON TALONQUE
Will an alien sleeping beauty awaken to save him, or destroy everyone around her?
When a Sectors Special Forces soldier and his team crash land on an alien planet, they’re taken captive and given a challenge – win at the violent ball game of sapiche and live. Lose, and they die, sending a mysterious, alien beauty to an even uglier fate. To survive, these soldiers must win the game and find a way to free the dangerous prisoner from her locked chamber.
Nate Reilly and his team are in deep trouble. Prisoners on a backward alien planet, they’re brought before an alien ‘goddess’, sleeping in her high tech seclusion. Nate is astonished when she awakes and establishes a psychic link with him. But her news is not good – he and his men must win a brutal challenge set by their captors, or they will die. She’ll give them aid, but in the end their courage and strength must win the contest.
Bithia sleeps in her chamber, as she has for thousands of years, since her own people unaccountably left her there. Viewed as a goddess by her captors, she must hide her ancient secrets to survive. But only the bravest of men may free her. Can she use her psychic powers to keep Nate and his men alive long enough to help her escape, or will her only hope of freedom die with them?
DESCENDED by NYT Best Selling Author Evangeline Anderson
Charlotte Walker is just an intern trying to get through her surgical rotation in one piece when her life takes an abrupt turn for the weird. A seven-foot tall patient with multicolored eyes and golden skin shows up in the ER asking for her. When he tells Charlotte she’s supposed to be the Empress of the entire galaxy, she naturally thinks he’s high or crazy or both.
Kristoff Verrai is the Captain of the Imperial Guard of the Goddess-Empress of the galaxy. For ten cycles he served his old mistress faithfully. Now that she is dead, his only job is to find and protect her new Incarnation until she can ascend the throne.
He doesn’t expect to fall in love with her.
But a relationship between them can never be – the Empress must have a Consort with Royal blood and Kristoff is just a commoner.
Can they fight the love growing between them? Or will it overwhelm them?
If only Charlotte wasn’t Descended from the most powerful female in the universe, they might have a chance…
PIRATE by NYT & USA Today Best Selling Author Eve Langlais
When urban fantasy meets outer space you get a galactic adventure with a sassy ship and aliens.
Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to hide when bounty hunters come looking. Pulling up stakes means Rafe must leave his vintage trailer behind, but in the process, he acquires a passenger, a mouthy female who seems to think she’s calling the shots. She’ll soon learn who’s the captain.
And it isn’t Annabelle, his bossy ship.
Travel the galaxy with this gypsy pirate as he looks for treasure – and finds trouble instead. The universe might be out to get him, but he’s not giving in without a fight.
LOVING DEVIANT (CYBORG SEDUCTION BOOK 9) by NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author Laurann Dohner
After barely surviving a horrific accident, then being held captive for years by Earth Government, Venice must escape the planet. She thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers when she contracts to be a deep-space bride – only to find herself facing an even bigger nightmare. Hiding from her con man “husband” aboard his space station, she comes across an intimidating cyborg…one who could just be her last hope.
Deviant is humiliated when his father suggests he visit a pleasure center to make use of a sex bot. True, the defects he was born with have assured female cyborgs will never consider adding him to a family unit. But he still has his pride. The woman who enters the room, however, is incredibly lifelike, and she quickly has Deviant feeling things he’d never dreamed – right until the moment he finds out she’s human. Sort of…
Venice needs Deviant’s help to get off the space station. Deviant is lonely, and in need of someone to teach him how to pleasure a female. They strike a bargain, one that has Venice giving up her freedom. But soon it’s her heart that’s at greater risk. It’s easy loving Deviant…even when others are determined to make it difficult.
MACHINATIONS by Hayley Stone
The machines have risen, but not out of malice. They were simply following a command: to stop the endless wars that have plagued the world throughout history. Their solution was perfectly logical. To end the fighting, they decided to end the human race.
A potent symbol of the resistance, Rhona Long has served on the front lines of the conflict since the first Machinations began – until she is killed during a rescue mission gone wrong. Now Rhona awakens to find herself transported to a new body, complete with her DNA, her personality, even her memories. She is a clone . . . of herself.
Trapped in the shadow of the life she once knew, the reincarnated Rhona must find her place among old friends and newfound enemies – and quickly. For the machines are inching closer to exterminating humans for good. And only Rhona, whoever she is now, can save them.
ALIEN CONQUEST (THE WARRIOR’S PRIZE) by Scarlett Rhone
As a paramedic, Alaina Stafford knew that every shift would have its surprises. But being abducted by alien slave traders? There’s no amount of preparation for that kind of surprise.
Before she can wrap her head around it, Alaina is sold at a high-dollar auction to be the new “donara” for a powerful, wealthy Errai family. It doesn’t take long to find out what a “donara” is…it’s the reward for the gladiator who wins in the Arena.
Alaina is to be the victor’s prize.
Vega is the House favorite among the slave warriors, and crowds come from across the galaxy to watch him in the Arena. Unlike the other fighters, he’s not swayed by the promise of winning this strange human woman. His real prize – his freedom – is within his grasp, and he won’t be distracted from the chance to return home by some fragile but exotic beauty from a planet called Earth.
But there’s a vicious political power play at hand, and both Vega and Alaina stand to lose everything.Thrown together and forced to rely on each other, they soon realize that love may actually be worth dying for.
Any new science fiction romance novels you’d like to recommend? We’re voracious readers in the SFR universe!