Factoring in the e-books, this is a big week for new series. Starting on the adult side of things, Sonya Clark‘s new Magic Born e-series gets its start with the release of Trancehack.
It’s 2065. Those born with magic abilities live in government-run zones, without rights or freedoms. Fear of magic created this segregated world and fear keeps it intact.
A high-profile murder brings Detective Nathan Perez to Magic Born Zone 13. He’s had little experience with the Magic Born and isn’t sure what to expect during his first encounter with a witch, but he never thought he’d be so drawn to her.
Trancehacker Calla Vesper uses magic to break into computers and aid the Magic Born underground. She has no interest in helping a cop, even if he is smoking-hot, but money’s tight and Nate offers a tidy amount for help navigating the Zone. Calla’s determined to keep it all business, but sparks start flying before the investigation even gets started.
When Calla’s trancehacking and Nathan’s investigation uncover a conspiracy, Calla becomes a target. Nate can protect her by keeping her role a secret—but then who will protect Nate?
Another e-series is up next. Kathleen Collins‘ Realm Walker is the first book of the Realm Walker series.
As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That’s only the first of her secrets.
Most people don’t know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don’t know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don’t know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…
Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can’t reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.
This next one from Mimi Jean Pamfiloff makes its print debut this week, even though it has previously been released in e-format. Accidentally in Love…With a God? is the first title of the Accidentally Yours series.
Twenty-two-year-old Emma Keane has a secret friend. He’s powerful, mysterious, and devastatingly handsome. In her dreams, anyway.
In real life, he’s an enigma. Maybe just a teensie jealous. Definitely overbearing. He’s also a voice only she can hear.
So who or what is he? He won’t say. But if she wants to be free, to be normal, Emma will have to trek to the jungles once ruled by the Mayans and find the forgotten ruin holding the answers.
However, the ruthless deity she’s about to unknowingly unleash on the modern world might not be so easily extracted from her life. Bottom line, he’s got enemies, and now, so does she.
There is a New Adult e-series starting this week, too. Tara Brown‘s Redeemers is the first book in the series of the same name.
Happily Ever After…
They say that if you don’t have your happy ending, the story isn’t over.
They have no idea just how right they are.
This story is only just beginning…
And it begins with a bang.
Aimee James, along with every dream and every person she has ever loved, has changed. Each of the people she loves is holding onto their humanity by a thread that gets thinner each day.
But not Aimee.
She has something tying her to her mortal heart.
A single feather.
What started with a kiss will end with a kiss.
The only new Young Adult entry this week comes from Amalie Howard. Waterfall is the first book of her Aquarathi series.
Sixteen-year-old Nerissa Marin is friendly, popular and smart. She gets good grades and is co-captain of the Dover Prep Girls’ Field Hockey team. But she isn’t like other girls. Sure she talks like them, dresses like them and even looks like them. But she’s nothing like any of the girls at Dover Prep, or in San Diego, or anywhere, period. That’s because Nerissa isn’t a girl at all.
Hiding in plain sight and living among humans, the Aquarathi species has been living in the depths of the Earth’s oceans for millennia, having escaped near extinction on their own planet. Earth has become a second home. When Nerissa’s 4-year human initiation cycle is interrupted by a heartbreaking message from her father, her entire world is turned upside down. Her father has been killed for his throne, and his murderer is on the hunt. For her. Nerissa is forced to stay in hiding in human form, with no one to trust but her Handlers and her tiny group of human friends. But enemies are everywhere, watching and waiting for her to make one false move, even within her own trusted circle.
Not only is her best friend Jenna impossible to hide things from, Nerissa also has to contend with the cute surfing champ transfer from Hawaii, Lo Seavon, who just won’t take no for an answer. He’s annoying and arrogant but awakens feelings in her that she can’t quite navigate, especially since she’s never fallen for a human boy before. While she knows that her entire future is on the line, Nerissa can’t help the demands of her heart—and the far too human part of her—where Lo is concerned. But being with Lo may just well get her killed.