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Wednesday SciFi Romance Round-Up

Week of 4/13/2016 – Every Wednesday we announce new releases, the week’s bestsellers and a selection of on sale or free SciFi Romance books.   The purpose of this post is to take a look at what’s out there. I have not read all of these and I always recommend sampling before you buy.

This week I reached a bit farther into the future for pre-orders, because some cool books were recently made available. I love having books to look forward to!  I also gave a break to the shorties that I usually leave off the post. I’ve divided them up into Short (under 100 pages) and Really Short (under 50 pages). I also included some re-releases–what once was old is new again, as the saying goes. With several large digital publishers closing the doors, authors will be getting their works back and we will probably be seeing more of these re-releases.

The most surprising thing I noticed this week was that several books from big publishers are tagged SFR, but the tag seem questionable based on descriptions. It seems our little genre-niche that once was the kiss of death with NYC publishers is not so frowned upon these days. Is this a trend or just a mistake? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Happy reading,

Charlee


Amazon Top 6 Best Sellers in Science Fiction Romance

captured  barbariansmate  

malachi   alienking  kirllskiss  punished

#1 Captured by the Alien by Maddix & Dare
#2 Barbarian’s Mate: A SciFi Alien Romance (Ice Planet Barbarians Book 7) by Ruby Dixon
#3  Malachi by Ashley West
#4 The Alien King’s Baby: Sci-fi Alien Romance (Bonus Story: Trouble) by Juno Wells & Shea Malloy
#5 Kirall’s Kiss by M.K. Eidem
#6 Punished by the Admiral by Sue Lyndon

SFR Pre-Orders

Allegiance of Honor: A Psy-Changeling Novel (Psy-Changeling Novel, A) by Nalini Singh

allegiance

Print List Price: $27.00
Pre-order Price: $13.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 496 pages
Pub Date: June 14, 2016

Details yet to be released.

Wiped (Citizen Saga, Book 5): A Dystopian Romantic Suspense Series by Nicola Claire

wiped

Pre-order Price: $3.99 KU

Available on Amazon

Length: 217 pages
Pub Date: April 26, 2016

Freedom has a price tag…

Trent Masters had always known he’d do anything to keep his Elite safe. He’d just never realized his promise could bring so much pain…

Lena Carr has learned to roll with the punches, but having almost lost Trent, to the sadistic machinations of an oppressive regime from across the waters, she knows leaving the safe harbor of Wánměi could prove costly. But just how much is the Elite willing to pay?

Citizen versus Wiped. The battle gets costly!

Resident Alien (Department of Homeworld Security, Book 2) by Cassandra Chandler

resident

Digital List Price: $3.50
Pre-order Price: $2.66  ***SALE***

Available on Amazon

Length: 92 pages
Pub Date: April 26, 2016

A hot geeky billionaire, an alien just learning what she can do with her lady parts, and vampire space frogs.

 

The Fifth Moon’s Wolf (The Fifth Moon’s Tales) by Monica La Porta

wolf

Pre-order Price: $0.99

Available on Amazon 

Length: 166 pages
Pub Date: April 19, 2016

Valentine Lobo is the last werewolf left in all the Coral System. The undisputed leader of planet Lupine, he has been waiting for his genetically engineered bride for centuries.  What will happen when he finally meets sweet and naïve Mirella on his wedding night? A dash of space opera and plenty of steamy paranormal romance.

Charlee says: paranormal / space mashup?

Alphas: Origins by Ilona Andrews

origins

Pre-order Price: $2.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 157 pages
Pub Date: April 19, 2016

Karina soon finds herself caught in a violent civil war where those with inhuman powers strive to destroy each other without mercy. And it becomes all too clear that she must make a choice: submit and become a pawn, or take hold of her own destiny and fight for survival against impossible odds.

Originally appeared in Angels of Darkness.

Charlee says: Awesome author, but not sure why this is tagged SFR on Amazon. Any ideas what the science element might be?

Escapee: Repelling the Invasion by Edward Hoornaert

escapee

Pre-order Price: $2.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 262 pages
Pub Date: April 19, 2016

A Disillusioned Soldier.

A Pilot with a Chip on Her Shoulder.

Before they can fight the enemy, they’ll have to survive the moon’s eruptions and ferocious storms.

This follows book 1, Guardian Angel of Farflung Station…

Galaxing Around (Trinity Mates Book 1) by Alice Frost

galaxingaround

Pre-order Price: $2.99 KU

Available on Amazon

Length: 131 pages
Pub Date: April 18, 2016

Verdal and Fyre were never ones to be friendly, much less share. Being on rivaling sides of an ancient planetary feud, can they bring themselves to share their feisty mate–space pirate Kria? Can they accept that their mate is from one of the planets that theirs is fighting against? Either way they may have to spank her rear-end for driving them insane. The only way they’ll survive is to overcome eons old hatred and learn to trust in each other.

Naima: A SciFi Alien Mail Order Bride Romance (TerraMates Book 7) by Lisa Lace

naima

Pre-order Price: $2.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 235 pages
Pub Date: April 15, 2016

I never thought I’d find my soulmate through a mail-order bride agency. I never thought he’d be an alien warrior.  When my shuttle is attacked and we crash onto a planet in the middle of a war I need him to rescue me.

This story takes place in the TerraMates universe, but can be read as a standalone novel.

Rage: A new threat (Blue Blood Book 2) by May Sage

rage

Pre-order Price: $3.49

Available on Amazon

Length: 115 pages
Pub Date: April 15, 2016

Calden has always believed he was in control of his Empire; looking under the curtain reveals a network of expertly woven lies and deceit. First, they took their child. Then, they attacked innocent human girls–one of which is priceless to the Imperial family.

Tania Webber is nothing, or so everyone told her. She didn’t aspire to much in life; in fact, her only goal is to become a Klint breeder. And she’s rejected.  Strangely though, she’s still asked to go up to Magneo, the center of the Empire…

SFR New Releases

Star Cruise: Outbreak: A Sectors SF Romance by Veronica Scott

outbreak

Kindle Price: $3.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 213 pages
Pub Date: April 8, 2016

She saved countless soldiers in the wars … but does she have the weapons to fight an outbreak?

Dr. Emily Shane, veteran of the Sector Wars, is known as “The Angel of Fantalar” for her bravery under fire as a medic. However, the doctor has her own war wounds–severe PTSD and guilt over those she failed to save.

Persuaded to fill a seemingly frivolous berth as ship’s doctor on the huge and luxurious interstellar cruise liner Nebula Zephyr, she finds the job brings unexpected perks–a luxe beach deck with water imported from Tahumaroa II, and Security Officer Jake Dilon, a fellow veteran who heats her up like a tropical sun.

However, Emily soon learns she and Jake didn’t leave all peril behind in the war. A mysterious ailment aboard the Zephyr begins to claim victim after victim … and they must race against time and space to find the cause and a cure! Trapped on a ship no spaceport will allow to dock, their efforts are complicated by a temperamental princess and a terrorist–one who won’t hesitate to take down any being in the way of his target. If anyone’s left when the disease is through with them …

Guiding Light (The Fringes of the Universe Book 1) by Cassandra Logan

ligghtKindle Price: $0.99 KU

Available on Amazon

Length: 132 pages
Pub Date: April 9, 2016

On the fringes of the universe…

Aimless and with no idea what to do with her life Jutel flies through space just trying to keep her small crew alive.

Kisho, once an Imperial Prince and heir to the Vende throne, has figured out a way to reclaim the fortune denied him.

Thrown together by chance, Jutel isn’t sure why she’s helping a thief. Kisho just wishes she’d stay in his arms. Separate they’re a mess and together they aren’t much better, but circumstances throw them on a path neither of them anticipated.

…anything can happen.

Bought by the Alien by Tawny Taylor & Tera Ward

boughtKindle Price: $2.99  KU

Available on Amazon

Length: 373 pages
Pub Date: April 8, 2016

Nik Nyuth has come to the infamous Asteroid 6969 to sample every depraved pleasure he can.

Shaya Maureau is desperate to leave the lawless asteroid. But, she can’t afford to buy her freedom. Surrounded by evil, she trusts no one, especially alien customers.

The moment they meet, Nik is spellbound by the mysterious dancer. He wants her. Only her. All of her. And he’s willing to buy her freedom to have her.

MIND: The Emergence (The MIND Series Book 2) by Jenn Nixon

mind

Kindle Price: $2.99  KU

Available on Amazon

Length: 303 pages
Pub Date: April 7, 2016

Kimkuta Wolf remembers everything, always has. Until she’s attacked by a ‘vampire’ who stole her memories. The doctors think she’s crazy, but Kim knows better.

Duncan Ranger, head of MIND (Meta-Alien Investigation and Neutralization Department) tasked with monitoring the human psychic and alien population on Earth. When MIND stumbles onto clues that lead them to another mysterious piece of alien technology, Duncan arrives just in time to thwart the second attack on Kim and Lexa, two powerful women who may be more than human.

Edge of Temptation by Megan Crane

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Kindle Price: $3.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 318 pages
Pub Date: April 5, 2016

Gunnar is a ruined man in a desolate world. He might not believe in black magic, but if there’s the chance it might bring back his lost mate from her early death, he’ll try it. All he needs is to capture a virgin – a rare thing in his torn world – to make the doomed spell work. He does not expect the passion he feels for his beautiful captive to wreck him every time he looks at her. But sometimes temptation is just too much…

Maud was promised to the church a long time ago. Yet when she encounters brooding, ruthless Gunnar, the desire that flares between them obliterates any sense of duty. She’s managed to avoid surrender all these holy years—her very soul has depended on it. But Gunnar’s iron control makes her want nothing more than to bare her heart, and submit to him completely…

Arena by Holly Jennings

arena

List Price: $26.00
Kindle Price: $12.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 335 pages
Pub Date: April 5, 2016

Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV.
She’s died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier…

The RAGE tournaments—the Virtual Gaming League’s elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator—leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses.

And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real.

Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world—until one of her teammates overdoses. Now, she must confront the truth about the tournament. Because it is much more than a game—and even in the real world, not everything is as it seems.

The VGL hides dark secrets. And the only way to change the rules is to fight from the inside…

Charlee says: This is another one that makes me wonder why it is tagged SFR. Cool premise, but where is the romance?

Gambit (Felig Chronicles Book 5) by P.J. Dean

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Price: $4.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 332 pages
Pub Date: April 8, 2016

The alien-fighting duo of Tina Cain and Nate Lowe face off in a grudge match with the invading Felig, who are now under a more treacherous leadership and who know now since coming to Earth that their “brand” is everything.

 

Cat and Company (Interspace Origins Book 3) by Tracy Cooper-Posey

catandcompany
Price: $3.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 293 pages
Pub Date: May 12, 2016

Can Bedivere win Cat back?

Bedivere is trapped in a snare of drugs and violence, deep in the bowels of the galaxy, while Catherine works with Devlin Woodward, who campaigns tirelessly for Varkan rights. Devlin’s great deeds make him the most influential man in the known worlds.

When human and Varkan life is shattered by the emergence of the Periglus from the Silent Sector and their ruthless annexation of human worlds, Devlin’s Varkan allies may be the only people who can save the galaxy.

Can Bedivere claw his way back to civilization and win Catherine back, despite the Periglus, Devlin’s power and Bedivere’s own flawed humanity?

SFR Re-Releases

Desire’s Slave (Planet Desire Book 2) by Delilah Devlin

desiresslave

Pre-order Price: $2.99

Available on Amazon 

Length: 117 pages
Pub Date: April 12, 2016

After Calandra Jones escapes a ship of pirates, determined to make it on her own, she’s abducted by a handsome trader bent on offering her for sale at a potentate’s auction. Calandra considers Drago’s goal nothing short of sexual slavery and vows to seduce the trader into changing his mind about offering her for sale. When Calandra is sold Drago must decide whether he trusts their love enough to launch a rescue.

Previously released as Slave of Desire; has been revised. 

Kirall’s Kiss by M.K. Eidem

kirllskissPre-order Price: $3.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 143 pages
Pub Date: April 12, 2016

Kirall, the strongest and fiercest of his kind, was returning home after defeating the Varana when a small planet’s moon triggered his Joining Heat.

Autumn , a human female struggling to survive, agreed to impersonate her roommate as a waitress for the weekend at a private party.

If the two can find a way past the deceptions that brought them together, they will change not only each other, but possibly the Universe as well.

Previously released in Bound by Heat.

Bridal Bonds by Leora Gonzales

bridalbonds

Digital List Price: $5.99
Pre-order Price: $4.61

Available on Amazon

Length: 120 pages
Pub Date: April 13, 2016

Sequel to Bridal Pact

Andi is claimed by two new suitors, the dominant Rodin and the happy-to-try-it Tamin. The doctors come as a pair, one warrior providing the discipline she didn’t know she craved and the other lightening her bruised heart. But bonding to not one but two alien warriors? If only Andi dares to try.

Previously released in the Alien anthology.

The Great Balance (Beyond the Balance Saga Book 1) by Terrene A. Davenport

greatbalance

Pre-order Price: $4.99

Available on Amazon

Pub Date: April 15, 2016

Brielle’s business needs a boost and she is weary of her current candidates. But when she meets Eric Windsor, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse with on one condition: she venture on a journey with him to help find something for him.

Assassin (The Boundaries Book 1) by Lexxie Couper

assassin

Kindle Price: $3.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 97 pages

Pub Date: April 7, 2016

Re-release

Boundary Guardian Zeric Arctos knows trouble when he sees it–and Raavelian sex-slave Jaienna Ti screams all sorts of trouble. Tracking a nefarious Bliss dealer, Zeric must stay focused on the job, something almost impossible to do with Jaienna close by.

Jaienna Ti is out for revenge. And she’ll stop at nothing to achieve it. Posing as a sex-slave isn’t the worst thing she’s done–she is, after all an Intel-Patrol Corp termination agent, albeit a rogue one–but it’s definitely one of the more interesting roles she’s assumed. And it gets even more interesting when Zeric Arctos ‘rescues’ her.

SHORT READS (Under 100 pages)

Educating the Alien: Raedyn (The Azurite Series Book 1) by Sara Hotchkiss

raedynPre-order Price: $0.99

Available on Amazon

Length: 70 pages

Dr. Alexandra Phillips,  Earth’s Ambassador for the Azurites, falls in love with one of their kind. But known for their cold demeanor and sterile environment, the Azurites no longer shared physical intimacy and relied on a queue system to pair them with partners.

Corrective Treatment by Loki Renard

corrective

Kindle Price: $3.95

Available on Amazon

Length: 98 pages

When nineteen-year-old Sophie is charged with inciting revolution in the lower echelons of society, she quickly learns that her position as one of the high-born will not save her from the consequences of her defiance. She is sentenced to corrective treatment and taken into the custody of a stern yet handsome doctor named Richard who will carry out the order of the court.

REALLY SHORT READS (under 50 pages)

Hot Landing: Vikings In Space (Planet Berserker Book 4) by Jaya Doone

hotlandingPre-order Price: $0.99

Length: 23 pages

Under attack! Pirates starboard! Buckle up, ride that warp-speed and burn through an adventure like no other.

Hot Landing is the fourth installment in the Planet Berserker series.
Book 4 of 5 in Planet Berserker (5 Book Series)

Torq’s Acceptance (Chaetdorian Mates Book 2) by E.M Reders

torasPre-order Price: $0.99

Length: 65 pages

A male that wants nothing more than to find mates for the rest of his kind, but never himself. A woman that never imagined the lover from her dreams saving her life only to abduct her and her friends in the process. And the internal battles they both must overcome if they are ever to be together.

All of Me: A Prophecy Series Short Story by Lea Kirk

allofmePrice: $0.99

Length: 45 pages

Tough as nails, Garrison “Gunner” Reed thought the Anferthian invasion of Earth was life-changing, but that was nothing compared to rescuing April Buroski from the invaders’ slave ship.

Swept Away: A Krinar Story by Anna Zaires & Dima Zales

sweptawayPre-order Price: $0.99

Length: 38 pages

When Delia sees the naked man emerging from the stormy sea, she knows he must be more than human. Gorgeous and powerful, the god-like stranger saves her from certain death, but his rescue comes at a price: herself.

 

Compelled by Jo Tannah

compelledKindle Price: $2.99

Length: 39 pages

Do you believe in dreams? That’s how I found Ryan. Unfortunately, I could not be with him then, not until he took that final leap of faith. You see, I come from a distant star and coming from another planet is problematic. Coming from a planet where the atmosphere is different from Earth makes it even more complicated.

 


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