It's the start of another week as we inch ever closer to the end of August. Wasn't August 1 just a week or so ago? It wasn't? Where did the last three weeks go? I really need to work on a time machine so I can catch up on my reading. Who's with me? I'll get on that right after I finish everything else I'm working on. 

A short note this morning because I am busy with a few other things, but I knew you all wanted to learn all about the great new releases this week. 
There are 6 amazing books launching this week, including a new series starting this week. In addition, one of those books released this morning! That's pretty sweet for a Monday!

This Week's New Releases

Title: Three If By Fate
Series: Chronicles of Winland Underwood
Release Date: 08/22/2022

Winland Underwood is trying to hide in plain sight. Not easy for a witch with a storied past.

The wards and the crystal are back up and running. The residents of East Calico Rock are protected, and the town is safe once again.

What does that mean for Winland Underwood?

Next on the to-do list is to look for the Custodian, Hector Fang. And if she finds him, ask about her long-dead mother. Like, is she really dead?

What else does he know about the magical history of the town?

If it were only that easy…

There’s no easy way to track Fang down.

The Old Fixer’s advice isn’t much help either. The young witch needs an item that belonged to them to complete a complicated spell.

Meanwhile, the traitor, Erickson, is still hunting Winland and the Rhazdon refugees.

Will Winland be able to protect the refugees and search for Hector Fang and her mom?

Title: Alien Thrill Seeker
Series: Adrenaline Rush Book 2
Release Date: 08/23/2022

Before being injected by an alien virus, Ben “Coop” Cooper was an alcoholic, washed-up movie star. Saved from dying by an out-of-this-world offer, his body was healed and his aging process reversed.

Now a race of machine intelligences called the Box are hunting both him and Dr. Jessica Acorns, the doctor who created the virus.

It’s curtains for Coop. Or maybe not…

An unexpected side effect of the virus has created Dyrk, a viral personality living in Coop's head.

Dyrk believes he’s a hero and insists he can defeat the Box. But victory over the aliens that can spread their awareness across multiple robot bodies and getting everyone safely off Titan comes at a cost.

Coop has to surrender control of their shared body for a while.

Dyrk has his own agenda. He wants to save Potato, the alien lifeform that is the source of the virus and the most holy of objects to the Box.

Subterfuge, battles with robot hordes, and a run-in with an alien crime boss stand in Coop's way. But he's feeling better than he has in years, and the show must go on!

Maybe when the dust settles, he can figure out what to do with the viral intelligence that has taken up residence in his mind.

Title: Secret Kiss
Series: Gallows Hill Academy Series Book 8
Release Date: 08/24/2022

Can love break the chains forged by duty?

Note: This book was previously published as part of the megabook Secrets All Unfold.

Years ago, brotherly love set me free. Yesterday, a sister’s act of hate nearly killed me.

Today, we discovered an enchantment crueler than any of my family’s nightmares. An island in the Under full of children who are being held prisoner.

Our crew is honor bound to break the enchantment…even if we’ve got no idea how.

Saya Harcourt has one solution. Something to do with long-denied love.

After growing up in a hostile home, I can’t imagine why Hope won’t listen to Saya’s reasoning.

Hope says the answer lies in duty. Service comes with sacrifice, but also a chance at a better life. After years of woe, the imprisoned children deserve happiness, and so do my friends.

But will they band together for a brighter tomorrow?

Title: Succession
Series: Judge, Jury, Executioner Book 16
Release Date: 08/25/2022

Can you succeed yourself by downloading your consciousness?

Will your family let you? Hidden micro-blasters, paper-thin blades, plasma torches, and surges in voltage come into play as the jockeying begins for the vast estate of the honorable J. Bennet Johnstone.

Is a downloaded consciousness eligible to be a citizen of the Singularity? Erasmus goes on a mission without Ankh. Will their worlds end, one without the other?

Rivka tossed into the middle of deceit and selfishness. Even seeing into their minds cannot unravel the sordid truth.

She has to spend more time with the Johnstone legacy if she’s to keep the family from killing each other while the bigger question of consciousness is considered.

Will it ever be resolved?

If Rivka has her way, it will be, once and for all.

Magistrate Rivka Anoa is the legal eagle you want on your side. No better friend. No worse enemy.

Get it today.

Judge, Jury, & Executioner is within the Kurtherian Gambit Universe, but you don’t need to read those to enjoy these. Start with You Have Been Judged and enjoy the stories of Rivka and her team. Just lock in your seatbelt, grab your favorite drink, and be ready for your socks to be blown off.

 

Title: Nuclear Deterrent
Series: Rise of Terry Victor Book 6
Release Date: 08/26/2022

Magic returned? Check. Home and work lives for the team balanced? Check. Impending disaster just around the corner? You bet.

Terry and the team have settled into a new routine of taking jobs for General Lappert’s task force between road trips to build up Terry’s magic.

But life as the team knows it is about to crumble. The end is coming, and the only question is what that’s going to look like.

Going to hell in a handbasket would be a picnic compared to what’s about to go down…

The government is on to Terry’s secret and the only thing they can do is RUN. It’s time for everyone to make their choice—stay and risk the consequences, or leave with Terry.

There are exit strategies, and then there are exit strategies.

They are not alone as they race across Europe. The kindness of strangers gets the team through the hardest time everyone but Terry has ever experienced.

And Terry has help from an unexpected quarter…

Can the team outrun the world’s authorities and make it to the motherlode of magical energy that will get them off Earth?

 

Title: One Step Past Sundown 
Series: The Helsing Society Book 1
Release Date: Coming this week

“The darkness holds no power over us. Tonight, we ride together into history.”

– Van Helsing’s Last Stand

Dylan McCormick is an average eighteen year old kid who graduated high school with his friends. The plus side of working at the family sandwich shop instead of going straight to university is he skipped gaining the freshman fifteen. The downside is no woman likes hearing, “keep it down, my parents are upstairs…”

A small indignity in exchange for free rent and a job that pays above minimum wage.

Everything changes when Thomas Michael Sweeny starts sniffing around the shop. Dylan’s dad doesn’t want to sell his American dream. Giving up the shop isn’t an option, some things are more important than money.

What Dylan’s father doesn’t know was that when he said no Sweeny, he was really saying no to a vampire.

Vampires aren’t known for handling rejection well.

Seventeen hundred miles away in the dust bowl that is Phoenix, Arizona, Saul and Greg Cooper are also working in their family business.

Their father is the current Van Helsing and leader of the Helsing Society. They’re growing tired of their father’s orders to wait and watch from the shadows. They want to take action against the creatures of the night. What they long for is the chance to fight back.

What they need is a champion. Then it would be the vampires’ turn to fear the night.