Books To Read If You Like Fantasy & Science Fiction

Books To Read If You Like Fantasy & Science Fiction

Does your library need some new books full of exciting adventures and interesting worlds? Then you will love these fantastic new fantasy and science fiction book releases from bestselling authors John Reizer, Michelle Bryan, Dwai Lahiri, Ryan Kirk, Rysa Walker, Joseph Fink, and Jeffrey Cranor. Enjoy your new books!


The Homecoming

by John Reizer

The year is 2036 and Earth is facing a natural disaster that alters modern society. In a world now devoid of most advanced technology, the world’s superpowers are quickly reduced in strength and prominence. The survivors don’t want to repeat the mistakes of their ancestors, so begin to methodically rebuild society. A New World Government now runs the planet and has outlawed all acts of war and the existence of sovereign countries. For the first time in Earth’s history, there is peace. That is until they are contacted by an extraterrestrial race called the Tresantarians.

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The Lost Link

by Michelle Bryan

The first book in the Power of Fae series by USA Today Bestselling Author Michelle Bryan… Every night in my dreams I die. Add to that hallucinations of people I’ve never met and creatures that don’t exist. Needless to say, I struggle to let anyone it. People don’t tend to take well to weirdos that can’t differentiate between reality and illusion. But then everything changed the day a dragon attacked.

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The Mahāsiddha Field

by Dwai Lahiri

Find out what happens when seemingly unconnected individuals get drawn into a world of suspense and action, as mythology collides with the real world in the first book in The Mahāsiddha Series by Dwai Lahiri… Discover what happens when an unlikely adversary leaps out of the world of Indian mythology to challenge their beliefs, their sanity, and their courage.

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The Gate Beyond Oblivion

by Ryan Kirk

The first book in the Oblivion’s Gate series by Ryan Kirk… Brandt is one of the empire’s most skilled soldiers, so he is no stranger to combat. But he is left shattered when he and his fellow wolfblades fight a merciless warrior armed with impossible magic. As he searches for answers, he accidentally stumbles upon a secret war, one that could threaten the land he calls home.

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Now, Then, and Everywhen

by Rysa Walker

The first book in the Chronos Origins series by bestselling author Rysa Walker… What happens when two time-traveling historians cross paths during one of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century? History goes helter-skelter… but who which one of them broke the timeline? Was in Madison Grace from 2136 or Tyson Reyes from 2304. Regardless of who caused it, they must work together to prevent the past from being erased forever.

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The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home

by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

The third book in the Welcome to Night Vale series by the creators of the hit podcast Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor… There is a faceless woman who secretly lives in everyone’s home in Night Vale. No one knows how she got there or where she came from. Until now… This new novel explores the history of the Faceless Old Woman in a series of eerie flashbacks. Interspersed throughout is a present-day story in Night Vale and how she guides, haunts, and sabotages a man named Craig.

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Interview with Ryan Kirk, Author of The Gate Beyond Oblivion

What can you tell us about your new release, The Gate Beyond Oblivion?

The Gate Beyond Oblivion is a book that I’ve been waiting to write for years. It’s an enormous world on the cusp of a magical revolution. The story follows an injured warrior and a young thief who find themselves trapped in the middle of a war that has been raging unseen for decades. United by tragedy they must race to uncover the secrets at the heart of their empire.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’m not sure I can point to any one inspiration. As a child and young man I consumed books from a wide variety of genres, from techno thrillers to science fiction and fantasy. Some of my earliest memories and keepsakes are these small (horrible) stories I wrote on the back of scrap paper my mother gave to me. They were essentially ridiculous action scenes copied from Saturday morning cartoons with perhaps a paragraph of exposition in between.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

That’s a tough one. This list is certainly not inclusive:

The Count of Monte Cristo
Hyperion
Snow Crash
Ender’s Game
Deadhouse Gates

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

That’s actually pretty easy – I’m currently the host of a podcast called The Storied Lives Podcast. The author I’m most looking forward to interviewing is Fonda Lee. I want to know her process for creating a deep and rich family dynamic among her characters in the Green Bone Saga.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I’ll always love the first draft. There’s something magical about tackling the blank page and creating a world, characters, and stories. I’ve grown to love editing over the years, but the first draft will always be my favorite.

What is a typical day like for you?

I’m a full-time author and a work-from-home father with a young girl at home. I typically wake up pretty early (around 5 am) and write until the rest of the family is up (about 9). Then I put the work away and spend time with my three-year-old daughter. We’ll play and cook and read together until nap. Nap time gives me a little bit more time to do the administrative tasks of being a writer. After she wakes I put the work away for good and enjoy family time until bed.

What scene in The Gate Beyond Oblivion was your favorite to write?

I really enjoyed the final conflicts at the end of the book, but because I want to avoid spoilers, there are a few near the beginning I really enjoyed. The thief, Alena, begins the story comfortably living at home with her family. The scenes between her and her father, in particular, were a joy to write. (As a new parent, I’m completely captivated by father-daughter relationships in all forms of storytelling). They have a strong, healthy relationship that was fun to put on the page.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Not particularly. I’ve been strongly influenced by Stoic philosophy, as well as a study of Zen over the years. I wouldn’t say I’m an adherent to either, but they’ve both shaped the way I look at the world.

Ryan Kirk is the author of the new book The Gate Beyond Oblivion.

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Interview with Michelle Bryan, Author of The Lost Link

What can you tell us about your new release, The Lost Link?

The Lost Link is a new take on Fae folklore. It is filled with magic, humor, action, and sprinkled with a touch of romance.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve been a voracious reader for as long as I can remember. Nancy Drew was my idol. Then I discovered Stephen King and realized I wanted to create worlds and characters as intense as his. The rest, like they say, is history :).

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

The Stand by Stephen King. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon. All the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Watchers by Dean Koontz. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Stephen King , of course. I would ask him to give me his interpretation of the ending of his Dark Tower series.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Creating and molding worlds so that anything is possible.

What is a typical day like for you?

Coffee and writing. Throw in a little bit of chocolate and reading and that’s it lol.

What scene in The Lost Link was your favorite to write?

The escape scene from the tower at the end. I think it really shows the chemistry between Starke and Jette.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Drink the coffee. Eat the cake. Read the book. Enjoy the life.

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | March 24

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Walt Browning, Milo James FowlerZack Jordan, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Michelle Bryan, Ryan Kirk, D.R. Perry, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Our Audiobook Playlist For March | 2020

Our Audiobook Playlist For March | 2020

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in March. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone from mystery, literary fiction, fantasy, and romance. Grab your headphones and happy listening!


Road to Delano

by John DeSimone

High school senior Jack Duncan has dreams of playing college baseball and leaving the political turmoil of Delano behind. Ever since his father’s suspicious death ten years ago, Jack has suspected his mother has been hiding the truth from him. With his family’s property on the verge of a tax sale, Jack drives an old combine into town to sell. But on the road, he encounters an old friend of his father. He has evidence that Jack’s father was murdered.

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The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series (Books 1-2)

by Willow Rose

The first two audiobooks in The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery series by bestselling author Willow Rose. Whether you’re a fan of mystery, love, or action- this series has something for everyone. This double pack includes Don’t Lie to Me and What You Did for over 15 hours of listening excitement!

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Irresistible Attraction

by Willow Winters

The second collection in the Merciless World Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Willow Winters. It is the complete collection of the Irresistible Attraction trilogy… Sometimes you meet someone, and meet isn’t the right word. You don’t even need to say hello but simply passing by them changes your world forever. Chills flow where you imagine he’d kiss you.

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Blood Bound

by M.D. Massey

The fifth book in the Junkyard Druid Novellas series by bestselling author M.D. Massey. This short story collection includes three separate novelette-length stories in the Colin McCool series: Voodoo Ball, Prince Mark’s Price, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. Start reading this exciting urban fantasy collection to learn more about a thieving slenderman, a dark wizard on a quest to save a comic book store, and a zombie corgi.

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Pawsitively Cursed

by Melissa Erin Jackson

The second book in A Witch of Edgehill Mystery series by bestselling author Melissa Erin Jackson… Edghill’s resident secret witch, Amber Blackwood, has been haunted by her parents’ death for the past fourteen years. The whole town knows about the tragedy, but the details remain a mystery to everyone, even Amber. She suspects the fire that killed her parents was set to deliberately by a witch from the cursed Penhallow clan, which no one has heard from since the night her parents died.

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One Night Stand-In

by Lauren Blakely

The third book in the Boyfriend Material series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely… Lucas Xavier is the last person I want to spend 24 hours with, let alone two minutes. Exes are exes for a reason and in his case, it’s a million reasons. He’s not just my ex-boyfriend, he is also an ex-friend. Nothing will change that. Definitely not his clever wit, ridiculously good looks, or unfair levels of charm.

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Buzziest Books of March | 2020

Buzziest Books of March | 2020

The month of March was a great time for readers with a host of exciting releases from bestselling authors. There were so many page-turning novels that captivated us from cover to cover this month. If you want to catch up on the books everyone was talking about, here are our choices for the buzziest books of March. Happy reading!


The Trophy Wife

by Sunday Tomassetti

Cate Cabot is a wallflower. She has always been content to keep the world at arms’ length from behind the register at the upscale Floridian boutique where she has worked for the last nine years. Her days are mostly filled with rich customers not paying any attention to her. That was until Odessa DuVernay. She seems like any other Palm Shores trophy wife at first glance. But she shows a genuine interest in Cate. What begins as an unlikely friendship soon turns into the unthinkable.

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Sinister Magic

by Lindsay Buroker

The first book in the Death Before Dragons series by bestselling author Lindsay Buroker… My name is Val Thorvald and I am an assassin. I take care of magical bad guys that hurt people and that doesn’t make me popular with the rest of the magical community. But thanks to my half-elven blood, a powerful sword named Chopper, and a telepathic Tiger, I’ve always been able to handle my problems with aplomb.

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The Greatest of These

by Lori Morrison

“Beautifully written and put together. Some incredibly sad parts. Left me deep in thought after I finished it.”… Lori Morrison’s husband couldn’t wait to have a working pancreas again. It would mean no more seizures and no more kidney dialysis. But a month after a successful transplant, he suffered a massive stroke that nearly ended his life and left him completely disabled. The life Lori and her husband knew was obliterated.

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You Are Not Alone

by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The new releases from the New York Times Bestselling Authors of The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl… Love has always eluded Shay Miller. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong but her life is lonely. That was until she met the Moore sisters. When Shay is invited into their inner circle, everything seems to get better. She would die for them to like her… She may have to.

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No Damaged Goods

by Nicole Snow

There’s a reason why Blake Silverton is called Mr. Silver Tongue. The small-town fire chief could sweet talk an angel into sin with his rich velvet voice and drop-dead gorgeous looks. Don’t even get me started on the tortured single dad thing. Wintering in Heart’s Edge isn’t a choice when my van explodes… Neither is gawking at the human bulldozer he keeps coming to my rescue.

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Baffling Blend

by Kennedy Layne

The 11th book in A Paramour Paranormal Mystery series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne… Raven Marigold has had not one, not two, but three shockingly realistic dreams come true in the last week. She might be a witch but she’d definitely not a psychic. When she has a fourth dream about a wicked witch casting a spell upon one of the Marigolds, she must race against time to stop the nightmare from coming true.

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Druid Mystic

by M.D. Massey

The 10th book in The Colin McCool Paranormal Suspense Series by bestselling author M.D. Massey… After killing a psychotic demigod, Colin McCool just wanted to retreat to his beloved junkyard in peace. Unfortunately, the Celtic gods are bringing the fight right to his doorstep, whether he likes it or not.

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Deacon King Kong

by James McBride

“Cracking…Terrific…Deeply felt, beautifully written, and profoundly humane.”… In September 1969, a cranky old church deacon known only as Sportcoat shuffled into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in South Brooklyn. He then pulls out a .38 and shoots a drug dealer at point-blank range. Deacon King Kong explores the reasons for this act of violence and the consequences that spring from it.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | March 2020

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! March had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors James Pattersron, Blake Crouch, Jacqueline Winspear, Jeffrey Deaver, Alafair Burke, Celeste Ng, Susan Mallery, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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Urban Fantasy Books For Your Reading List | March 2020

Urban Fantasy Books For Your Reading List | March 2020

Have you been searching for some new and exciting urban fantasy books for your reading list? You’ll love these new releases from bestselling authors M.D. Massey, Ben Aaronovitch, Steve McHugh, Deborah Wilde, Annette Marie, and Alexa B. James. Happy reading!


Druid Mystic

by M.D. Massey

Release Date: March 13, 2020

The 10th book in The Colin McCool Paranormal Suspense Series by bestselling author M.D. Massey… After killing a psychotic demigod, Colin McCool just wanted to retreat to his beloved junkyard in peace. Unfortunately, the Celtic gods are bringing the fight right to his doorstep, whether he likes it or not.

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False Value

by Ben Aaronovitch

Release Date: February 25, 2020

The 8th book in the Rivers of London series by bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch… Facing fatherhood and an uncertain future, Peter Grant is experiencing equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around he takes a job at Terrence Skinner’s brand new London start-up. The Serious Cybernetics Company. It should be easy, however magic is not finished with Mama Grant’s favorite son.

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Death Unleashed

by Steve McHugh

Release Date: February 27, 2020

The second book in The Rebellion Chronicles by Steve McHugh… The stakes have risen for sorcerer Nate Garrett. He may lose much more than his home if Asgard falls… He may lose the one thing closest to him. If he is to stand a chance against Avalon, he must be ready for war. But when both his friend and father are poisoned, he must race against the clock to find a cure.

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Death & Desire

by Deborah Wilde

Release Date: March 9, 2020

The second book in The Jezebel Files series by Deborah Wilde… Ashira Cohen’s first murder investigation seems to be a perfectly normal open-and-shut case. That was until Ash discovers an evil magical artifact and the lead suspect is of the winged, white-robed, celestial variety. To make things worse, if she doesn’t find the perp quickly, 14 vials of lethal magic will be sold to the highest bidder.

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A Damsel and a Demigod

by Annette Marie

Release Date: March 8, 2020

Getting the job done and doing it better than anyone else is the only thing that matters to Kai. But all his careful plans go up in flames when a beautiful thief crashes his security gig, claiming she is trying to protect the artifact he is guarding. He doesn’t believe her… until it is stolen right out from under them.

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Academy of Sorcery: Term 2: Fallen Master

by Alexa B. James

Release Date: February 16, 2020

The second book in the Academy of Sorcery series by Alexa B. James… I have been marked and my time is limited. The dark woman that attacked me will soon return and I need to prepare. Having four powerful sorcerers watching over me should make things easier, but it is a little distracting.

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | March 17

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Rae Carson, EeLeen Lee,Matt Ruff , and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from M.D. Massey, Sarah Nofke, Patricia Briggs, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Interview with M.D. Massey, author of Druid Mystic

What can you tell us about your new release, Druid Mystic?

Druid Mystic is the tenth book in my male protagonist-focused urban fantasy series, and it was a heck of a lot of fun to write. Colin is finally coming into his own as a druid, and he’s also facing some personal challenges that are forcing him to step up his game. This afforded me the opportunity to play with some new settings and deadlier antagonists. I believe readers will be quite entertained by the developments in this latest entry in the series.

What’s the last book you read?

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. I usually re-read her Mercy Thompson series every few years.

If The Colin McCool series was turned into a movie, who would you pick to play Colin?

That’s a tough one. Austin Butler from The Shannara Chronicles looks a lot like Colin, and with a strawberry blonde dye job I think he’d make an excellent druid justiciar. Chord Overstreet would also be an excellent choice, as he and Austin Butler could be brothers. However, if I had my choice I’d pick Liam Hemsworth. He has the youthful good looks and trustworthy face necessary for the role.

You’re hosting a literary dinner party. Which three writers are invited?

J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King. The ensuing conversation would likely be a virtual goldmine of creative reflection and a master-class in fantasy worldbuilding.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

Creativity. It took me a long time to discover that I’m happiest when I am creating something I can share with others. Of course, writing fiction allows me to scratch that itch on a daily basis. It may sound cliché, but when a reader contacts me to let me know how much they’ve enjoyed one of my novels, it really makes my day. Authors need to hear positive feedback from readers, because it’s the stuff that keeps us going when the words refuse to cooperate. If you love an author’s work, reach out to let them know… and then go leave a positive review for their books on Amazon or Goodreads.

What scene in Druid Mystic was your favorite to write?

Probably the scene where Colin’s mentor shows just how powerful he is compared to his pupil. To this point I hadn’t yet shown the extent of Finnegas’ magical abilities in one of the Junkyard Druid novels. So, it was a real treat to demonstrate that power disparity in the context of a battle that is very one-sided and a turning point in the story.

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