New Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novels For Your Reading List | May 2020

New Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novels For Your Reading List | May 2020

Your fantasy and sci-fi reading list is about to get some exhilarating new additions. Check out our latest recommendations from bestselling authors Dara Kent, Rhett C. Bruno, Stephen Perkins, C.D. Tavenor, Jon Herrera, and Kelly Blanchard. Happy reading!


The Eclipsed

by Dara Kent

Release Date: May 12, 2020

Eighty-nine is just a number. A nameless immortal tasked with ensuring fixed points in time. She has always done her job without fail. But her world is flipped upside down when a jarring discovery, followed by a loss, makes her question everything. Helped by an unlikely ally, Eighty-nine will embark on a journey that will end in a choice… to save reality or let it be ripped apart forever.

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Children of Titan Series (Books 1-4)

by Rhett C. Bruno

Release Date: May 10, 2020

A box set of four books in the Children of Titan Series Quadrilogy by USA Today Bestselling and Nebula Award-nominated author Rhett C. Bruno… With over 1200 pages of gritty, space-opera action, it is perfect for fans of The Expanse and The Mandalorian.

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Grand Masquerade

by Stephen Perkins

Release Date: February 2, 2020

The brand new novel of supernatural suspense from the bestselling author of Sky Parlor, Stephen Perkins… Deep within Vermont’s dark forests lives a mysterious and frightening secret… A door to a world that is beyond human perception… and three hunters that are about to become the hunted.

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Flight of the 500

by C.D. Tavenor

Release Date: May 25, 2020

Raith is a synthetic intelligence down on his luck. He loves to race, so when given a chance to participate in a hyper-experimental faster-than-light space race, he jumps at the opportunity. But he may have got more than he bargained for, as corporations and shadowy collectives fight over the technology that makes the race possible.

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Emma and the Minotaur

by Jon Herrera

Release Date: April 8, 2020

The first book in the World of Light series by Jon Herrera… A great power has awakened in the forests of Saint Martin. After being called by the song of an ancient oak, Emma Wilkins finds herself face-to-face with a colossal Minotaur. After a narrow escape, she discovers that she is the only one who can stop the monster. At stake are the fates of those she cares about the most, and that of the entire world.

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Chronicles of Lorrek (Books 1-3)

by Kelly Blanchard

Release Date: April 29, 2020

This new collection includes the first three books of the Chronicles of Lorrek Series by bestselling author Kelly Blanchard… Sorcerer Lorrek walks a thin line between helping those he loves and being consumed by darkness. Sometimes the line is blurred altogether. How can you fight the darkness when it exists inside you?

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Interview with Rhett C. Bruno, author of the Children of Titan Series

What can you tell us about your new release, Children of Titan Series?

After some years of being on the market, I’m excited to bring the entire Titan Conflict in one combined bundle. This story of rebellion on Titan is close to my heart, and has been down a crazy road, but I really hope people enjoy. I think it’s my best work, drawing inspiration from the European arrival to North America in a far-future setting. But more than that, it is a story that tells an honest perspective from two opposing forces, where neither is the hero or the villain. Just people trying to survive.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Nobody really. I have always written. I guess I’d have to say, it’s my parents for not discouraging me from writing and pushing me to do it. But it’s always been something I felt I “need” to do. If that makes ense.

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

Wow. That is tough. Honestly, sometimes it’s hard to for me to remember. But I’d say my top list is as below, no particular order.
The Thrawn Trilogy, by Tim Zahn
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Phillip K Dick
Life Engineered, by J.F. Dubeau
Damage, by David D. Levine

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

Probably Phillip K Dick. I’ve always loved all of his stuff, but I’m pretty young, so I’ve never actually really heard him speak. I think it’d be an interesting perspective to talk with an old school author like that.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Finishing a story. I’m always of that mindset. Writing is an excruciating process. But finishing a book? There is nothing like it!

What is a typical day like for you?

Trying to get some words down while also dealing with business for my publishing company, Aethon Books. Talking with other authors, publishers, audio producers, editors, etc.

What scene in Children of Titan Series was your favorite to write?

There is a scene about 1/2 through Titanborn, book 1 in the collection. One of the Ringers is sitting by a cabin, looking out an a sunset when Malcolm Graves arrives. I can’t say more without spoiling but, that scene is perhaps my favorite that I’ve EVER written.

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

Ha, it changes, depending on where I’m at in my career. But mostly, I advise authors that luck plays a part of it. There’s always a chance a hit can happen. The only way that you can ensure that there’s no chance of your book taking off, is by not writing it.

Rhett C. Bruno is the author of the new book Children of Titan Series

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | May 19

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 Rhett C. Bruno, Marc Stiegler, Jessie Mihalik, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Dara Kent, Kelly Blanchard, Jesse Nolan Bailey, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | May 12

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 Nowick Gray, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Andy Peloquin, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from M.L. Bullock, Stacey L. Tucker, Blake Arthur Peel, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Must-Read Fantasy & Science Fiction Books | May 2020

Must-Read Fantasy & Science Fiction Books | May 2020

Are you ready to embark on some amazing new adventures? You’ll definitely find some new favorites among our list of new release fantasy and science fiction books. Don’t miss new novels by A.L. Hawke, Nowick Gray, Byrd Nash, Martha Wells, C.J. Archer, and Neal Asher. Enjoy!


Broomstick

by A.L. Hawke

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I didn’t believe in witches… that was until I enrolled in Dr. Alondra Johansen’s metaphysical history class. My name is Cadence Hawthorne, but you can call me Katie. Darkness fell over me and my family in my sophomore year. I thought Alondra could help me with my grief and visions of ghosts. But there was this guy working with her. Someone that looked like more like the devil than a professor. He did terrible things to my friend and threatens my growing love for Bryce, Alondri’s teaching assistant.

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FutureCon

by Nowick Gray

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A spin under the new VR headgear sends programmer Joe Norton into an AI game of tough love, mind control, and true choices. Now Norton’s relationships, career, and sanity are at stake. He must finish a mission… but his gifted scope rifle came with no instructions, no target or source, and a single bullet.

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A Study in Spirits

by Byrd Nash

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The second book in A College Fae Magic Series by Byrd Nash… Brigit has been accused of vandalism and stealing test answers. Now she must find the guilty party to stay at Leopold Otto University. To make things worse, her Fairy Debt to a Doppelganger means she must discover the secret of what’s prowling the abbey library.

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Network Effect

by Martha Wells

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The fifth book in The Murderbot Diaries series by New York Times Bestselling Author Martha Wells… When Murderbot’s human associates (not friends) have been captured and another not-friend from its past requires immediate assistance, Murderbot must make a decision between inertia and drastic action.

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The Prison of Buried Hopes

by C.J. Archer

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The fifth book in the After The Rift Series by USA Today Bestselling Author C.J. Archer… On their adventure south to Freedland, Josie, Dane, and their friends have a feeling that someone is following them. Their best move is to hide in the twin cities of Merrin Fahl. But they soon get recognized by strangers.

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The Human

by Neal Asher

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The third book in the Rise of Jain series by bestselling author Neal Asher… Rising from the depths of space, a Jain warship has emerged with a deadly grudge and a wealth of ancient and lethal technology. It is trying to hunt down the alien Client and annihilate anything that stands in its way.

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | May 5

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 Marshal Rust, Neal Asher, Martha Wells, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Byrd Nash, A.L. Hawke, Michael J. Sullivan, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Interview with Ryan W. Aslesen, Author of War’s Edge: Dead Heroes

What can you tell us about your new release, War’s Edge: Dead Heroes?

War’s Edge: Dead Heroes is the first book in the War’s Edge universe. The War’s Edge universe will push the boundaries of science fiction with engrossing stories of harsh and uncompromising military realism, coupled with true-to-life characters pushed to their limits in critically acclaimed writing. There will be both a series, which War’s Edge: Dead Heroes is book 1 of and there will also be stand alone books.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I have always had an active imagination and was encouraged to write by my grandmother at a young age. I felt like the current market didn’t have the stories I connected with so decided to see if I could do a better job myself.

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

Dune, Starship Troopers, The Forever War, 1984, Slaughterhouse 5.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I enjoy the creative freedom it affords. I get to create the story, the characters, the cover art. You have total control. There aren’t too many areas of our lives we usually have that.

What is a typical day like for you?

I usually get up to write every day at 4am seven days a week. I still have a day job, so I take care of those responsibilities, and then spend time with my family and squeeze in a workout before bed. Rinse and repeat.

What scene in War’s Edge: Dead Heroes was your favorite to write?

I really enjoyed some of the space combat scenes. That was something I hadn’t tackled before in previous books and it was a fun challenge. Hopefully, readers enjoy it.

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

Don’t be afraid to fail.

Ryan W. Aslesen is the author of the new book War’s Edge: Dead Heroes.

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | April 28

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 Ryan W. Aslesen, Jason Anspach, Rick Partlow, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Eileen Mueller, Charley Case, Kristen Painter, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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The Buzziest Books of April | 2020

The Buzziest Books of April | 2020

The month of April 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 April. Happy reading!


Walk the Wire

by David Baldacci

Release Date: April 21, 2020

The sixth book in the Memory Man series by New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci… Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamieson have been called to London, North Dakota. They instantly sense that the thriving fracking town is ripe for trouble. The promise of a second gold rush has attracted many newcomers hoping for a windfall, and the community is growing faster than houses can be built. The sudden boom has brought a slew of problems with it… including murder.

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Hidden Valley Road

by Robert Kolker

Release Date: April 7, 2020

A recent Oprah’s Book Club Pick… Don and Mimi Galvin were seemingly living the American dream. After World War II, Don’s work with the AirForce brought them to Colorado, where they had twelve children that perfectly spanned the baby boom. Their oldest was born in 1945 and the youngest in 1965. On the surface, they followed the script for a perfect family but behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden violence, and hidden abuse. Then in the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after another, were diagnosed as schizophrenic.

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The Book of Longings

by Sue Monk Kidd

Release Date: April 21, 2020

The new novel from the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings… Ana was raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee. She is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and daring spirit. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. Everything changes when she has an encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus.

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The Last Emperox

by John Scalzi

Release Date: April 14, 2020

The third and final book in The Interdependency series by New York Times Bestselling Author John Scalzi… The collapse of the interstellar pathway known as The Flow has accelerated. Entire star systems and billions of people are being cut off from the rest of human civilization. This was all foretold through scientific prediction but many still try to rationalize these final days of one of the greatest empires humanity has ever known.

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Trouble on Main Street

by Kirsten Fullmer

Release Date: March 24, 2020

The first book in the new Sugar Mountain Series by bestselling author Kirsten Fullmer… The cozy mountain town of Sugar Mountain harbors a secret society of women. The society itself is no secret but the true nature of the group is hush-hush. When a blood-smeared package shows up at the post office and a scheme threatens postmaster, Heidi Collinsworth’s historic home, the Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society takes matters into their own hands. Heidi is sure that Mayor Winslow is somehow involved but proof is scarce.

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Forbidden Inheritance

by L. Paul Dorsey

Release Date: April 1, 2020

After he witnesses a tragedy that evokes childhood nightmares, Larry Cooper begins to question his heritage. Maybe he is not who he thinks he is? All families have scars and some are less visible than others… Larry’s father has been haunted by an unspoken past. As his health begins to deteriorate, his mother’s only instinct is to protect her husband and their family’s reputation. What she knows would devastate the people she loves.

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The Best Man

by Winter Renshaw

Release Date: March 10, 2020

I did not know her name, but I heard her laugh, tasted her lips, and felt her skin as I held her. She was my soulmate. Together we watched our children playing in the sand, the warm ocean lapping as the shore behind them. This was our beautiful forever… But then I woke up alone in a hospital room. There was no wife, no kids, and not a single soul waiting for me. That life never existed.

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Arnold Falls

by Charlie Suisman

Release Date: April 1, 2020

If given a choice of go big or go home, nine times out of ten the townspeople of Arnold Falls will go home and forget about the whole thing. Tempests great and small (mostly small) are always brewing in this tiny town where half the residents are fighting to preserve its red-light district heyday, half are up to no good, and another half are sleeping it off… Yes, that math is correct. Spend some time in this oddball village, where larger than life characters deal with the smallest of problems. Somehow it all comes right in the end.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | April 2020

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! April 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 Le Child, Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jennifer Weiner, Pierce Brown, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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