Fresh Meat: Dec 6 to 12 — 10 Speculative Fiction Releases

Posted December 8, 2015 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 4 Comments

Urban Fantasy:

Three Promises
Three Promises (Book #2.5)
by Bishop O’Connell
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Promises bind, but some promises break…




From the author of The Stolen and The Forgotten comes a collection of stories between the stories, a glimpse of the American Faerie Tale series characters in a whole new light.




For more than fifty years, Elaine has lived the life of an outcast elf, stripped of her rank and title in the fae court. Surrounded by her beloved collection of stolen artwork, we may just learn the secret behind her exile, and the one promise too important to break…




It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for – Caitlin and Edward are getting married! But few weddings ever go without a hitch. Old promises were broken, and new vows will be made…




In The Stolen, Brendan vowed to help Caitlin rescue her young daughter from the Dusk Court, even if it meant sacrificing himself. Alone and in torment, he has come to accept his fate. Until an unexpected visitor finds her way into his life…




Plus, an exclusive bonus story about the mysterious Legion of Solomon. [/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

Teased (Dark Protectors #7.5)
by Rebecca Zanetti
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The Hunter




For almost a century, the Realm’s most deadly assassin, Chalton Reese, has left war and death in the past, turning instead to strategy, reason, and technology. His fingers, still stained with blood, now protect with a keyboard instead of a weapon. Until the vampire king sends him on one more mission; to hunt down a human female with the knowledge to destroy the Realm. A woman with eyes like emeralds, a brain to match his own, and a passion that might destroy them both—if the enemy on their heels doesn’t do so first.




The Hunted




Olivia Roberts has foregone relationships with wimpy metro-sexuals in favor of pursuing a good story, bound and determined to uncover the truth, any truth. When her instincts start humming about missing proprietary information, she has no idea her search for a story will lead her to a ripped, sexy, and dangerous male beyond any human man. Setting aside the unbelievable fact that he’s a vampire and she’s his prey, she discovers that trusting him is the only chance they have to survive the danger stalking them both.[/learn_more]


Smoldering Hunger Part 1 (Dark Kings #8)
by Donna Grant
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]His kisses were soul stirring, leaving her gasping and hungry for more…




Darius is back. Edinburg thought it had seen the last of this seductive Dragon King, but that was before Darius found something worthwhile in a woman named Sophie Martin, a doctor who arrives at the scene. Can he tame the desire he feels for her? With just one kiss, life as Darius once knew it will never be the same…[/learn_more]


Charming (Seven #6.5)
by Dannika Dark
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]After seven hundred years, Prince has acquired everything a Packmaster could desire. But when he meets the enchanting Nadia Kozlov, he realizes there’s one thing he doesn’t have: answers. Prince owes his life to a man he hasn’t seen in centuries, and Nadia holds the key to his whereabouts, because that man is her father.




Destinies collide when Nadia’s sister shows up unexpectedly. Katarina is a skilled bounty hunter, hot on the trail of a nefarious outlaw who turns out to be Prince’s old nemesis. Prince teams up with Nadia’s sister to track down the Mage, but the real game of cat and mouse is already underway as sparks fly between Prince and the cunning bounty hunter.




The only trouble? Nadia wants him too.[/learn_more]



Science Fiction / Fantasy:

A Dream of Ice (Earthend Saga #2)
by Gillian Anderson, Jeff Rovin
Science Fiction
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]From Gillian Anderson, star of the X-Files, and New York Times bestselling coauthor Jeff Rovin comes the second book in the thrilling paranormal series Earthend Saga that began with A Vision of Fire, which Marie Claire called “addictive!”




After uncovering a mystical link to the ancient civilization of Galderkhaan, child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is left with strange new powers. Suddenly she can heal her young patients with her mind and see things from other places and other times. But as she learns more about her powers, she also realizes that someone is watching her, perhaps hunting her—and using her son to do it.




Meanwhile Mikel Jasso, a field agent for a mysterious research organization, is searching for Galderkhaani ruins in Antarctica. After falling down a crevasse, he discovers the entire city has been preserved under ice and that the mysterious stone artifacts he’s been collecting are not as primitive as he thought. As Mikel and Caitlin work to uncover the mysteries of the Galderkhaani, they realize that the person hunting Caitlin and the stones may be connected in ways they never knew possible.[/learn_more]


Dead Man’s Steel (Grim Company #3)
by Luke Scull
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]As the “gripping”* epic from the author of Sword of the North continues, the Grim Company must battle a dangerous new enemy that is determined to destroy all of humanity…




In the City of Towers, former rebel Sasha and her comrade Davarus Cole struggle to keep the peace between the warring mages who vie for dominion. But when the White Lady sends Davarus south to the Shattered Realms to seek allies among the fallen kingdoms, he finds that his hardest battle may be one fought within. The godly essence now residing within him offers power that could be used against the Fade—but with every death that feeds It, Cole risks losing a part of himself.




An association with a Fade officer grants the Halfmage Eremul a position of privilege among Dorminia’s new masters. He witnesses firsthand the fate that awaits humanity. But with his magic pitiful in the face of the Fade’s advanced technology, the Halfmage must rely on his wits alone to save whom he can…




And in the frozen north, the legendary warrior Brodar Kayne fights a desperate battle for his people. He is running out of time: an ancient evil sealed beneath the mountains is about to break free, an evil that is older than humanity, older than the Fade, older even than the gods—and it will not stop until the entire world is drowned in blood…[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

Wandering Star (Zodiac #2)
by Romina Russell
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Orphaned, disgraced, and stripped of her title, Rho is ready to live life quietly, as an aid worker in the Cancrian refugee camp on House Capricorn.




But news has spread that the Marad–an unbalanced terrorist group determined to overturn harmony in the Galaxy–could strike any House at any moment.




Then, unwelcome nightmare that he is, Ochus appears to Rho, bearing a cryptic message that leaves her with no choice but to fight.




Now Rho must embark on a high-stakes journey through an all-new set of Houses, where she discovers that there’s much more to her Galaxy–and to herself–than she could have ever imagined.[/learn_more]


Inherit the Stars (Inherit the Stars #1)
by Tessa Elwood
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Three royal houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive.




Asa is the youngest daughter of the house of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food and energy crisis for far too long. She thinks she can save her family’s livelihood by posing as her oldest sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the throne of the house of Westlet. The appearance of her mother, a traitor who defected to the house of Galton, adds fuel to the fire, while Asa also tries to save her sister Wren’s life . . . possibly from the hands of their own father.




But as Asa and Eagle forge a genuine bond, will secrets from the past and the urgent needs of their people in the present keep them divided?




Author Tessa Elwood’s debut series is an epic romance at heart, set against a mine field of political machinations, space adventure, and deep-seeded family loyalties.[/learn_more]


Night Flower (Court of Fives #0.5)
by Kate Elliott
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]This gorgeous romance from World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott is a prequel to Court of Fives, the epic story of Jessamy and her struggle to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.




Kiya is a Commoner who has just arrived in the bustling city of Saryenia. Esladas is a member of the Patron ruling class and determined to prove himself in the army. His plans are disrupted by the outgoing and beautiful girl who sells him fruit in the market, though, despite the fact that neither of them speaks a word of the others language. Brief conversations and stolen moments together soon become something more, but when their divided cultures clash, Kiya and Esladas must decide if their blossoming love is worth becoming outsiders for the rest of their lives. Read the beginning of their legendary love story in this Court of Fives companion novella![/learn_more]


The Time of the Clockmaker
(Seventh Miss Hatfield #2)
by Anna Caltabiano
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Cynthia, who is now known only as the seventh Rebecca Hatfield, has settled in to the regular routine of traveling with the sixth Miss Hatfield. But when Rebecca’s mentor is shockingly killed in front of her, Rebecca must flee the place and time she knows. She has lost her family, her dearest love, and her ability to live a normal life. All she has left is the gift—or curse—of immortality, and the bizarre clock that allows her to travel in time.




Just when Rebecca thinks she might be safe, she is attacked too. The mysterious black-clad figure steals the clock, but not before it transports them to a new time: Tudor England. Without her clock, Rebecca is stranded in the past. Alone, without friends or resources, she must find a way to survive in the beautiful—but dangerous—court of Henry VIII.




And what of her love, Henley, a boy Rebecca met in another time and place, but whose ghostly figure follows Rebecca wherever she goes, even when she begins a whirlwind romance with a dashing apprentice to the king’s alchemist?




The mysterious attacker—someone who seems to possess the same powers as Rebecca—could be anyone at the lavish court. Can Rebecca escape him and find a way home? Would that mean once again sacrificing her heart for the sake of keeping the secret of immortality safe?[/learn_more]



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