Talk about an exciting last week of August/first week of September. We have TWO new series launching this week, including a new to LMBPN Author. You’ll get a sneak peek of her series below – I think it’s absolutely fantastic and many of you will love the series!

Later this month we’ll have our back-to-school free book week. It won’t be next week but the following week and I’m putting all of the finishing touches on that. I’m sure you will find some books you don’t own to add to your list!

But I’m guessing you want to know about the amazing books releasing this week – and there are a lot! I have 8 wonderful books launching this week and the first one released this morning. 

This Week’s New Releases

Title: Sophie Briggs and the Spike of Death
Series: The School of Roots and Vines Book 1
Release Date: 08/29/2022

Sophia Briggs has passed the entrance exam and is a freshman at the famous School of Roots and Vines. The young magical is an Elemental with a twist. She can help everything that grows out of the ground – and then some. Her magic is a kind that hasn’t been seen in generations.

A secret even to her, but not for long.

In the center of the boarding school stands an oversized oak tree that stretches across the campus and houses the classrooms – and is still alive. Even the tree holds a powerful secret that is being protected by a few.

But there are dark forces that are searching for the roots of the secret, and they pose a threat to the school.

Will Sophia discover what special magic she holds in time? Will it be enough?

There is even an enemy among them that could bring it all down if Sophie and her new crew of friends don’t unravel the mystery in time. Can you figure out the secrets of The School of Roots and Vines?

Title: Yielding To None
Series: The Warrior Book 10
Release Date: 08/30/2022

Idina Moorfield’s elemental magic has changed. The problem may be spreading.

Now, it’s affecting Hellion Squadron and the monsters they face.

But how does Idina’s team do their job when magic keeps changing all the rules before they can learn them?

Hellion’s missions can’t pause just because Bravo Team’s abilities are causing a little more havoc than normal. They’ll have to improvise, work together, and cover each other’s backs until Uncle Richard’s deadly research provides either an explanation or something they can use. If it ever does.

Without civilians being harmed in the process…

Or Idina’s unit completely losing it without the right intel, gear, or temporary new team members who don’t play nice with others.

All while tensions rise, new relationships are formed, and Idina finds something that might just run a little bit deeper than the family she’s known.

Work and life just got a lot more complicated.

Unreal e-book coverTitle: Unreal
Series: Unreal Book 1
Release Date: 08/30/2022

How do you save the world when you can’t see it?

Channel’s world is Unreal. She lives in Paradise 3 Community—an augmented reality where retinal implants are used to hide the Real world, hideous and decimated by an eruption years prior.

After training her whole life to become a World Builder, Channel’s dreams are dashed when a new implant technology emerges that alters the senses, and her skills are rendered virtually useless.

Or so she thinks.

Mila’s world is Real and devastated. Her family has opted out of the Communities and the Unreal world only to end up fighting for survival with the barest of resources.

With nothing in her future but suffering—and desperate to save her family—she sets out with her brother Alek in search of a better life.

Channel and Mila find help in the most unlikely place: each other.

Everything they thought they knew about each other’s worlds is a lie. Their two paths are colliding in a dangerous way, and the Communities will do anything to stop it.

Now they face a new reality, one they could never have imagined. When they discover that the world is what you make it, what future will they build?

Title: Screech of the Harpy
Series: Rise Of The Grandmaster Series Book 7
Release Date: 08/30/2022

Forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest…

Note: this book was previously published as part of the megabook Deserts of Naroosh.

Jabari warns Tim and The Blue Dagger Society to stay out of the desert. So, of course, they are going to the desert.

Before they can leave on their new adventure, they are sidetracked by Jessi. The farm that supplies Tristholm is under attack by a harpy. If the farm can’t provide enough food, the people could starve.

Before the guild can leave for the desert, they must stop the threat to Tristholm and the harvest.

The harpy leads the guild to an evil doctor with a connection to the dark goddess.

They reach the doctor’s evil lair, a dungeon containing a new evil in every room. Will they win the final fight against Dr. Zacharias, who has been twisted by the dark goddess’ magic?

The dark goddess’ plan is simple: conquer the desert, conquer the world.

There is a resistance forming in the desert. Khalid and Neemalead the fightagainst the partnership between the Pharaoh and the dark goddess.

Can the resistance stop them before it’s too late?

Title: Witch With A Target
Series: Witch Warrior Book 4
Release Date: 08/31/2022

Boston’s magical underworld is at war, and Cait Keane and her Dragon partner Aza are stuck in the middle.

The Roses and the Dragons are at each other’s throats after a failed assassination attempt brings their simmering feud to a boil.

The assassin that ruined Cait’s first day on the job has become a force to be reckoned with – and he’s got her square in his sights.

That’s okay. She’s got weapons aimed at him, too. Did we mention there’s a dragon?

But wait. The shifters are increasing the pressure, trying to force everyone off their land. The mysterious master thief is calling in his favor.

And Cait’s newly unlocked power means family trouble ahead.

The ultra-evil Rhazdon artifacts are still in play as well. The fuse is lit for an explosion of chaos.

Cait and Aza will have to move fast to deal with all the challenges that face them.

Will their team be enough backup, or if it will all come crashing down?

The US Marshal with something extra wouldn’t have it any other way.

For action, magic, snarky banter, martial arts, mystical creatures, and high intrigue, join Cait Keane on her new adventure!

Title: Joyous Bliss
Series: Gallows Hill Academy Series Book 9 
Release Date: 08/31/2022

They say nothing gold can stay. I refuse to accept that.

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

My life changed forever the night Mom kicked me out of the house.

For years, I didn’t know if it’d also change for the better. But against all odds, I’m living a good life filled with friends I’d do anything to protect. I have one person to thank for that.

Ed Redford, my best friend.

I’d move heaven and earth to stay with him forever. Trouble is, he’s got a destiny.

He’s the Aion, empowered to change the worlds. His future is set in stone, and it’s one I don’t share.

He had a year and a day to live his life on his terms, and his time is almost up. I’d do anything in my power to help Ed exceed his potential and appease fate.

Title: Nuclear Deterrent
Series: Rise of Terry Victor Book 6
Release Date: 09/01/2022

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: New Rules for Reprobates
Series: Dead Evil Mercenary Corps Book 6
Release Date: 09/02/2022

The DEMC are close to winning the long, ugly fight they were never assured they’d see the end of.

What stands between our intrepid mercs and victory is the fight for their lives.

The enemies they are about to be pitted against make their endeavors so far look like a cake walk.

Killer bugs and government conspiracies are old hat.Armies of mutants spreading like a plague, a host of life-snuffing cyborgs that won’t stop “cleaning,” and fierce competition between the various factions.

Let’s just say that when this is over, the DEMC are going to need some serious R&R…

…assuming they make it through this in one piece.

Survival was never a given, but the DEMC have just the give ‘em hell attitude needed to see this job through.

That, or leave them all as greasy stains on the deck.

Either way, they’ll be getting that downtime sooner or later.

The life of any merc comes down to quick draws, heavy metal, and enough cold creds to keep them coming back for more. The DEMC just made war into an art form.

Hey, go big or never go home, right?


The Community sounds too good to be true. The journey to this new world doesn’t feel like they are heading to paradise.