What better way to dig into this new year than with a great big pile of books? My TBR list just keeps getting longer and longer, but I also keep finding amazing new stories! And, let me tell you, the authors in the fantasy romance and romantic fantasy genres have lots of exciting new tales for you to enjoy!
This list is going to cover the stories released between January 1 and June 30, 2021. Links will be included wherever possible. And at the end, you’ll find a list of those stories which are due to come out at some point before July 2021 but which the authors haven’t quite settled on a final date.
January 14, 2021
Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and The Cruel Prince, this stand-alone fantasy romance about a human princess and her marriage to a royal, elven warrior will keep you up all night!
A human princess. An elven warrior. A betrothal bound in a curse.
Today, Aury learned three things: One, she is a princess. Two, she might be a powerful mage. And three, a brutal mountain elf is on his way to the kingdom for their marriage. Aury can’t escape her newly revealed royal parents quickly enough. If they think she is going to marry some vicious elven warrior mage, they have another thing coming. They claim she’s a mage too, but she has yet to prove it. She heads to the magic military order to get her rune-marked staff and learn everything she can. If she becomes the weapon they need instead of her not-if-she-can-help-it husband, they’ll send the mountain elf packing, right? If they don’t, she will.
Filip is certain of three truths: One, he is bound to wed a stubborn mule of a princess. Two, the union will give his people the farmland they desperately need. Three, his nightmare of a bride has wild magic that will probably kill him before their wedding day. But he will die before he gives up on winning her hand.
War is coming, and the first battle will be fought in the heart.
*This novel is set in the same world as USA Today bestselling author Alisha Klapheke’s Dragons Rising series, but readers can easily start with this book.
January 19, 2021
Miri C. Golden’s first book in the Empire of Ash Series went live on January 19, 2021. It’s a steamy epic romantic fantasy. You can learn more about her at her website.
She tried to steal magic from the world’s evilest mage, but the power bound them together—now she’s stuck with the man…perhaps permanently.
Ex-ranger Troa Travay is on a desperate mission to save a loved one—until she and her closest friends are charged with crimes against a ruler and shipped by sea to a brutal prison.
But Troa and her friends aren’t the only convicts aboard the ship. The world’s most dangerous—and obnoxious—man sails with them: Zoranno the Liar, a renegade mage and warmongering murderer.
When the ship wrecks off the coast of a deadly forest, Troa attempts to steal Zoranno’s magic. Instead, wayward powers bind her to the man. With time running out to fulfill Troa’s mission, and Zoranno committed to resurrecting a war, they’re forced to work together to survive a land of untamed magic.
But monsters and ruthless seditionists aren’t the only perils ahead. Troa must navigate her traitorous heart with its unwanted feelings…for the most heinous villain in history. Surrounded by a tapestry of lies, she now faces impossible decisions, and if she makes the wrong choice, she could plunge the world into war.
All That’s Left Behind is the first volume of the Empire of Ash trilogy, an adventure-oriented, character-driven Epic Fantasy series. If you like tenacious heroines, banter, badassery, and battles, served with a steamy helping of hate-to-love romance, this is the book for you.
**All That’s Left Behind is a New Adult/Upper YA crossover title, pairing the close narrative voice and immediacy of the young adult category with mature themes and content. This book contains sexual situations and graphic violence.
January 22, 2021
Elle Madison and Robin D. Mahle’s second book in the Twisted Pages Series went live on January 22, 2021. It picks up where the first book left off.
Zaina thought she could run from her secrets, but they have finally caught up to her.
She’s willing to risk her life for those she loves, but even that might not be enough to stop what’s coming.
Einar has finally let down his guard, but when the woman he trusts takes off in the middle of the night with his people’s only hope for a cure, he realizes what a mistake that was.
They have been living under the shadow of the same monster for longer than either of them realize. But it’s up to them to decide whether that makes them enemies or allies.
You’ve heard it asked, who could ever learn to love a beast? But this time, the question is, could a beast ever learn to love?
January 31, 2021
Miranda Honfleur’s second book in The Dark Elves of Nightbloom went live on January 31, 2021. It is a zesty fantasy romance and a standalone. You can find out more about her and her other stories at her website.
Wrath consumes him as the dark does the night… Until she rises. But can she chase away his darkness?
Most would say the “sweet” and “quiet” Signorina Arabella Belmonte has lived a quiet life as a young noblewoman in her family’s castello. But little do they know she pens treatises criticizing the realm’s warmongers… and now there’s a price on her head. As she struggles to hide her seditious activities, a chance encounter with a unicorn leaves her with four hooves and a horn of her own—and a form she can’t control. The dark-elf queen has offered her a chance to acquire that control… if Bella can find the unicorn who turned her.
Prince Dhuro of Nightbloom has never met a problem he couldn’t solve with his fists—that is, until he fought his sister for a place in the army’s elite forces and lost. When the light-elves defeated them and his father was executed, Dhuro’s inner demons laid claim to the whole of him. Now Immortal beasts are growing in power and threatening his people.
Dhuro has a chance to help his people win, but his mother, the queen, sends him on a fool’s errand instead—helping a human newly turned unicorn find her sire, and asking the impossible: whether the Elder of the pacifistic unicorns will stand with them against the beasts ravaging his people. Making things worse, Bella challenges his every decision, argues with him, infuriates him… until beneath the full moon, she shifts to her human form… and enchants him.
A war is raging, Dhuro must marry for political advantage, and only Bella’s sire can help her… And when the bounty hunters hunting her find them, Dhuro and Bella’s worldviews collide like life and death. But can he be the answer to helping her control her form, and can she chase away his darkness? Can they find a way to be together and fight the war threatening to devour the land… or will it swallow them too?
Readers are saying if you like the fantasy and romance of Grace Draven’s Wraith Kings and a snarky Swan Princess tale with unicorns, BRIGHT OF THE MOON will lure you into its world and not let you go.
February 4, 2021
A girl whose magical blood can bring the world to its knees, captured by a warrior monk who has sworn to deliver her to his dark master.
Vinel Haldar must escape Rhike Cyid Dhathron or she will die at the hands of the evil priest who rules their land. But her only weapon against the rhike’s brute magic is his growing forbidden desire for her. Though she despises him, Vinel knows to gain her freedom, she must seduce her enemy.
But she cannot be sure if Rhike Dhathron wants her enough to betray his vows of celibacy, or to turn his back on all his loyalties and save her life. And she cannot be sure of her ability to use her body against her abductor without risking her heart.
How far will she go to escape? How far will he go to have her?
Rhike Cyid Dhathron used Vinel Amin. He lied to her. He seduced her for her own purposes. Now, he has been subsumed by power and evil. He is the Falcon, a nightmarish thing of feathers and talons, more monster than man.
And yet, when Vinel is captured by Shaanti Jhaa and offered the chance to confront the Falcon and attempt to reach the man within, she takes it. The shaanti thinks that his old friend will remember Vinel, and that his feelings for her will be volatile enough to bring him back to himself.
Vinel knows that the shaanti can’t be trusted, and she knows that the Falcon is dangerous.
Going to him doesn’t make sense. She can’t justify her actions to her friend and bodyguard Pruvana Deol.
Even so, all the same, she has to do it.
February 12, 2021
Alice Ivinya’s first book in the Kingdom of Birds and Beasts went live on February 12, 2021. It’s a sweet fantasy romance with action and wit.
In Brianna’s new world of ice and snow, the coldest things by far are the eyes of her betrothed…
Brianna bears a deadly secret: she’s not the princess she is pretending to be. If the prince finds out, her life will be forfeit and her country plunged into war.
But there is more to the icy prince than meets the eye, and Brianna slowly unravels the secrets of his dark past while surviving in a strange culture.
However her goodness and wit will only get her so far. Terrifying beasts stalk the border and a murderer is at work in the town. They know the truth of Brianna’s identity and will stop at nothing to destroy all she has fought for.
Robin D. Mahle’s World Apart Series complete with extended prequel and exclusive bonus content went live on February 12, 2021.
**All four books in The World Apart Series plus an extended prequel AND *Exclusive* Bonus Content!**
Can two broken souls fix a world that’s been shattered?
Clark and Adelaide think their lives can’t get any worse. Until they meet each other.
Adelaide — heiress to the wealthiest man in the Ceithren Empire — has felt a void since her sister’s death. Just as she’s resigned herself to the empty life her father chose for her, a relic from a world that shouldn’t exist plunges her into chaos.
Clark — son of the greatest terrorist the empire has ever known — is still reeling from his father’s death. Since then, his life has boiled down to two things: his brothers and his next mission. When his mission to bring back a mystical artifact goes awry, he’s forced to choose between getting the job done and saving the life of a spoiled socialite.
But Clark isn’t the only one after the artifact.
He and Adelaide must work together to survive… if only they can manage to avoid killing each other before their enemies have the chance.
February 15, 2021
Phantom of the Opera meets Beauty and the Beast in this gothic-inspired dark fantasy romance.
A haunted tower, a mysterious instructor, and the lure of the music of the night. . .
After the death of her father, Aria is left penniless and destitute. To avoid working the streets, she becomes the ward of a Count and moves to a remote town called High Tower.
High Tower is a gloomy place with one vivid attraction: the theater. Lords and ladies come from afar to be seduced by a night of unforgettable entertainment.
Many are warned to stay away from High Tower’s dangerous enchantments, but it’s a warning Aria is forced to ignore. Determined to take her life back into her hands, she and the Count make a deal. She can avoid an arranged marriage if she learns to sing for him.
When Aria stumbles across a mysterious man in a dark tower, she begs to learn the power of song from him. Although reluctant, the man agrees to teach her the music of the night. Between midnight meetings and emotional singing lessons, Aria falls in love with her alluring instructor despite his shadowy past.
But something deadly stirs, awoken by the desire of its master.
Evening reveries become haunted with terror, blood, and murder. Rumors claim the man in the tower is behind the madness that haunts High Tower, a truth Aria is loath to believe. For she just gained the desire of her heart.
What she doesn’t know is that her haunted instructor intends to use her for his own purposes. . .
Music of the Night is a complete, stand-alone novel inspired by Phantom of the Opera.
February 16, 2021
Sarah J. Maas’s fifth book in A Court of Thorns and Roses went live on February 16, 2021. This is a piquant romantic fantasy.
Sarah J. Maas’s sexy, richly imagined series continues with the journey of Feyre’s fiery sister, Nesta.
Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.
The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre’s Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta’s orbit. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.
Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.
Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other’s arms.
February 23, 2021
If you’re looking for a collection of stories, then look no further! Going live on February 23, 2021 comes Enchanted Kingdoms, a set of stories with 33 authors including J.A. Culican, J.A. Armitage, Kimbra Swain, Eileen Mueller, A.J. Ponder, Beth Hale, Zara Quentin, Craig Halloran, Stacey O’Neale, Amanda Marin, Lacy Sheridan, May Dawson, Cassidy Taylor, Nda Grant, Laura Burton, Jessie Cal, Elle Madison, DV Fischer, Anne Stryker, Jacques Stevens, Lee Ann Ward, Charlotte Daniels, Charlie Daniels, IreAnne Chambers, Rachal McManamay, Daphne Moore, Astrid VJ, Alice Ivinya, Robin D. Mahle, Nadira Golde, and D. Fischer. These are all sweet fantasy romances with a YA focus.
Old tales: New twist
The stories you loved as a child have been twisted into wildly addictive tales that will bewitch you as an adult: enchanted castles, spellbinding magic, handsome princes, beautiful princesses, and as many happily-ever-afters as your heart desires.
Cherish this mesmerizing set of 20+ classic tales retold by a collection of best-selling and award-winning authors. Each novel-length story features a different take on your favorite fairytale.
Your every fantasy will come to life in ways you could never have imagined, packed full of heart-wrenching romance, gripping adventure, and magic that will weave you in its spell.
All proceeds benefit Puzzle Peace United, a children’s autism charity.
February 24, 2021
As dark waters churn all around them, can they trust their new companions?
Lady Anette Scarvian has spent her entire life inside her family’s decaying estate hiding her wildmage powers and waiting for her chance to see the world. When her uncle wakes her in the dead of night and sends her to the distant city of Mayhaven to find her brother Vethe, Anette discovers the world outside of Raven’s Wing is nothing like her story books. And finding her brother will be far more difficult than she could have imagined.
In the city of Mayhaven, the Citadel has declared Lyria Guardia dead, but Lyria’s brother Gaul isn’t so sure. Although if he can’t trust the Citadel, his Guild’s most lucrative employer, Gaul wonders if he can trust anyone. Especially when a mysterious, beautiful noblewoman shows up at the Guard’s Guild and begins asking questions about the man the Citadel claims killed Lyria: Lord Vethe Scarvian.
On a distant island, Vethe and Lyria escaped the sinister Citadel with their lives and nothing else. Now the wildmage and the guard find themselves stranded with a group of outcasts who are dangerously suspicious of both the noble-born Vethe and Lyria’s family history with the Guard’s Guild. Can the former lovers trust their new surroundings? And can they even trust each other?
March 2, 2021
Cassandra Clare’s second book in The Last Hours Series goes live on March 2, 2021.
The Shadowhunters must catch a killer in Edwardian London in this dangerous and romantic sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Chain of Gold, from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Iron is a Shadowhunters novel.
Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James’s charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited with her beloved father. And she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero’s blade.
But the truth is far grimmer. James and Cordelia’s marriage is a lie, arranged to save Cordelia’s reputation. James is in love with the mysterious Grace Blackthorn whose brother, Jesse, died years ago in a terrible accident. Cortana burns Cordelia’s hand when she touches it, while her father has grown bitter and angry. And a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London, killing under cover of darkness, then vanishing without a trace.
Together with the Merry Thieves, Cordelia, James, and Lucie must follow the trail of the knife-wielding killer through the city’s most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.
March 26, 2021
Zoey Ellis’s A Lair So Sinful releases March 26, 2021.
From a dark, magic-ravaged world comes an enthralling new fantasy romance series. Five brothers, last of an ancient Alpha bloodline, each bound by fire and blood to their majestic dragons.
Captive in a dragon lord’s lair. No memory. Stripped bare.
I’mya awakens to find herself the property of Nyro—a rare and powerful Alpha bonded to a monstrous dragon. Like the other women in the lair, her only purpose is to satiate his every fantasy, but the beautiful omega is hiding a dark secret—even from herself.
From the first explosive encounter with Nyro, her incredible power is unleashed.
His carnal desires feed the fire of her magic.
Nyro’s captivation with her turns to possession, and I’mya becomes more than a plaything for him.
But as shards of her memories puzzle back together, her mind finally unveils the compelling truth.
A purpose much more sinister than pleasure.
Passion. Obsession. Betrayal.
I’mya must fulfill her quest, regardless of the cost. Nyro has conquered her body, but if he discovers the truth behind her presence in his lair… it is her life he will take.
A LAIR SO SINFUL is the first book in an adult fantasy romance standalone series. This story includes romance of a dark nature and a HEA.
Clara C. Johnson’s first book in Heir of the Forsaken releases on March 26, 2021.
She was born to destroy the world.
Esme Oakenheart knows of only one thing: control her emotions at all costs. All her life she’s been kept indoors with only the servants and her books as company. Now at the age of eighteen, she is expected to marry a prince whom she has never met in order to secure peace with her kingdom.
Everything goes according to plan, until her convoy is attacked by mercenaries hired to kill her. Now, lost and with only Magnus, the captain of the royal guard, as her ally, Esme must find out who was behind the attack, but things are not what they seem. Her people are starving and in grave danger.
Can Esme manage to control her powers or is she doomed to fulfill her curse and become the monster she fears to be?
If you like kick-butt heroines, slow-burn romance, intriguing magic, and breathtaking adventure then you will love Daughter of Embers. Grab your copy today to journey into a medieval world of princesses and sorceresses, elves and knights, and a curse that will change their world forever.
March 27, 2021
Wyatt is no trespassing Goldilocks. He’s an injured wolf-shifter seeking shelter from the storm.
The exciting Wolves Ever After series continues with Wyatt’s story in Book Five: Golden Wolf!!
March 30, 2021
Leigh Bardugo’s second book in The King of Scars Duology releases on March 30, 2021.
The wolves are circling and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant #1 New York Times–bestselling King of Scars Duology.
The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm—and even the monster within—to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible.
The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost.
The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart.
King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall.
Carissa Broadbent’s second book in The War of Lost Hearts Series is coming out on March 30, 2021. It is a dark romantic fantasy.
You saw me. And when you look into the mirror, Tisaanah, you know what stares back.
Tisaanah and Max have freed the slaves of the Mikov estate, but at a heavy price. Bound by her blood pact, Tisaanah now must return to Ara to fight the Orders’ war. And Max is desperate to protect her at all costs.
But love will not be enough to save either of them from the darker forces that loom – darker, even, than the Orders’ intentions.
Entangled in a web of ancient magic and twisted secrets, Tisaanah and Max must learn how to wield the power that lives within them both. Even if it means making unimaginable sacrifices.
April 6, 2021
Emily A. Duncan’s third book in Something Dark and Holy Series comes out on April 6, 2021.
The startling conclusion to the instant New York Times bestselling Something Dark and Holy trilogy
The girl, the monster, the prince, the queen.
They broke the world.
And some things can never be undone.
In Emily A. Duncan’s Blessed Monsters, they must unite once more to fight the dark chaos they’ve unleashed – but is it already too late?
April 7, 2021
Tessonja Odette’s first book in the Entangled with Fae releases April 7, 2021.
A beastly fae king with a deadly curse.
A devious bargain to break it…
All Gemma Bellefleur wants is to leave her past behind and forget the day scandal broke her heart. But when she’s captured by a trickster fae king who threatens to hold her for ransom, she’ll find herself at the top of the gossip column yet again.
Plagued by a curse that will soon claim his life, the human-hating King Elliot will do anything to save himself. And if Gemma can use that to her advantage, she might be able to bargain her way to freedom. All she has to do is help him break his curse.
There’s just one hitch—to do so, they’ll have to trick someone into falling in love with the beastly, brooding Elliot.
With a devious alliance made, their scheme begins, bringing Gemma and Elliot into very close quarters. Soon, an unexpected desire stirs where once there was only hate. But Gemma must fight it. For when the curse is broken, Elliot will return to his true form—a wolf—and be lost to her for good.
Can Gemma sacrifice her budding feelings to save the king’s life? Or will love force her to give up something even greater…her heart?
ACOTAR meets Bridgerton in this standalone fairytale retelling of Beauty and the Beast. If you like slow burn romance, wolf shifters, and brooding fae royals, then you’ll love this swoon-worthy story in the Entangled with Fae series.
*NOTE this book is upper YA/NA featuring mature situations and some adult language. The romance is slow burn but leads to moderate steam.
Curse of the Wolf King is a complete stand-alone novel set in the same world as The Fair Isle Trilogy. Journey back to Faerwyvae or begin your adventure for the first time with this enchanting tale. Each book in the Entangled with Fae series can be read on its own and in any order. Happily ever after guaranteed!
April 13, 2021
A lady without a purpose
After the death of her soulbonded twenty years ago, Lynia has struggled to find her place. Her son, Lyr, has the estate well in hand, and there are no pressing duties for her to attend. Aside from keeping peace between their many visitors and ignoring her growing attraction to the cranky healer, her days blur into uncomfortable monotony. Not even her work doing research brings much excitement. Then an unexpected prophesy shoves her into sudden action—and the healer’s company—as a plague threatens all she holds dear.
A healer without hope
For nearly five centuries, Lial has treated injured warriors and residents around Braelyn, but not even the small friendships he has formed can fill the increasing loneliness of his life. Worse, he made the mistake of falling in love with Lynia, who still mourns the soulbonded she lost. He buries himself in work to avoid her, but it seems the gods have other plans. According to his seer cousin, a new disease is coming, one capable of killing elves and fae alike. Lial’s only hope? Working with Lynia to find a cure.
An ancient threat
While fighting to ignore their attraction, Lial and Lynia must search for answers. Deep in Moranaia’s history, there are murmurs of such a plague, but finding the details is no easy matter—especially when a mysterious assassin strikes near the heart of Braelyn. As Lyr hunts for the traitor, Lial and Lynia scramble to unlock the mystery of the virus. But the two events may be more related than they realize, and failure can bring only one thing—death.
April 20, 2021
Jennifer L. Armentrout’s third book in The Blood and Ash Series goes live on April 20, 2021.
Bow Before Your Queen Or Bleed Before Her…
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her Blood and Ash series.
She’s been the victim and the survivor…
Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers.
The enemy and the warrior…
Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head.
A lover and heartmate…
But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other.
And now she will become Queen…
April 27, 2021
Danielle L. Jensen’s third book in The Dark Shores Series goes live on April 27, 2021.
From bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen comes a thrilling new novel in the Dark Shores world, a series that Sarah J. Maas called “everything I look for in a fantasy novel.”
THEIR BATTLES ENDED IN VICTORY
Lydia returns to Mudaire to enter training at the healing temple. But instead of fighting to save lives, she’s convinced she is doing more harm than good. She delves into the history of the gods only to discover a truth that will change her life forever.
His birthright as commander of the Royal Army is finally in his grasp, but Killian feels anything but victorious. Burdened by his past, he embraces the darker side of his mark—and in doing so, risks starting a war.
BUT THE WAR HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN
Having defeated the tyrant Urcon, Marcus struggles to form a lasting alliance with the Arinoquians. But he is plagued by the knowledge that there is a traitor among his friends, and it could cost him everything that he’s fought for.
Torn between her growing allegiance to the Thirty-Seventh legion and her need to liberate her people, Teriana finds herself mired in a web of secrets. She embarks upon a path that will either save everyone she loves—or put them all in their graves.
April 30, 2021
S.R. Breaker’s first book in The Nameless Fay Series releases on April 30, 2021. To get updates on The Curse of the Arcadian Stone, you can sign up for her newsletter here.
Jaycee Jarvis’s fourth book in the Hands of Destin Series will be coming out at some point in May. Crowning Courtship will be up on her website with a preorder link as soon as she has it available.
May 1, 2021
Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and The Cruel Prince, this stand-alone fantasy romance about a fae prince and a human maiden will have you turning pages all night!
An outcast maiden. A fae prince. A match bound by fate.
When outcast cobbler Rhianne braves the enchanted wood to find her fated love, absolutely everything that could go wrong does. The Matchweaver witch’s magical loom reveals Rhianne is fated for the most powerful fae prince in history. Sounds great to Rhianne, but the Matchweaver has big plans for the prince, and they don’t involve a lowly cobbler. The Matchweaver rages at the match, and her fit angers the ancients who crafted it. The ancients present a magical wand to Rhianne, setting the young woman on the path to raise a new Matchweaver.
The Matchweaver sets a deadly darkness to spread across the kingdom, and Rhianne has days to raise the new Matchweaver or everyone in Lore will die.
Although horrified at the darkness unspooling across the land, Prince Werian is rather delighted at the turn of events. He was meant for adventure such as this and doesn’t mind dodging dangerous spells. What he isn’t prepared for is the sacrifice he’ll have to make to save the kingdom.
This quest isn’t what Rhianne and Werian believed it to be, and if they don’t figure out how to rescue themselves and Lore, it won’t only be a legendary love lost, the entire kingdom will disappear into the void.
Loosely inspired by the old tales of Robin Hood, Enchanting the Fae prince is the second stand-alone fantasy romance in the Kingdoms of Lore series but readers can start with this book.
*This series is set in the same world as the Dragons Rising series, but readers can begin with any of the books in this series.
May 25, 2021
Scarlett St. Clare’s third book in Hades X Persephone goes live on May 25, 2021.
Persephone and Hades are engaged. In retaliation, Demeter summons a snowstorm that cripples New Greece, and refuses to lift the blizzard unless her daughter calls off her engagement.
When the Olympians intervene, Persephone finds her future in the hands of ancient gods, and they are divided. Do they allow Persephone to marry Hades and go to war with Demeter or prohibit their union and take up arms against the God of the Dead?
Nothing is certain but the promise of war.
May 31, 2021
Clare Sager’s third book in the Beneath Black Sails Series goes live on May 31, 2021. It is a zesty romantic fantasy with a cover that has yet to be revealed.
What comes after forgiveness?
Reunited, but ‘just friends’, Vice and Knigh must work together if they’re going to stand a chance of solving puzzles, surviving treachery, and finding Drake’s hoard. Oh, and there’s still a kraken out there – somewhere.
Pre-order UNDER BLACK SKIES now to escape on an adventure where pirates betray their own, a stolen map leads the way, and even treasure chests aren’t what they seem.
June 5, 2021
Lisa Kumar’s first book in the Dark Forest Series goes live on June 5, 2021. It is a fantasy romance.
She entered his woods. Now she can never leave. When twenty-year-old Miri Summerland follows her younger sister into the Dark Woods, she thinks death is to be their fate. Instead, their lives are shaped into something so much more gloriously worse at the hands of the handsome but otherworldly fae leader, Eerin. He and his people have blackness flowing through their veins, but she wonders just how truly dark they are.
Compelled by magic and the Change, she embarks on an intimate relationship with the human-hating leader that leaves her awash in lust and confusion. Will something more come out of their mutual need, or will they lose their lives and people to a desire that should’ve never existed?
June 21, 2021
Katilyn Davis’s third book in The Raven and the Dove Series releases on June 21, 2021.
Return to the world of The Raven and the Dove, where winged people rule the skies, a lost kingdom lives at sea, and two star-crossed lovers hold the fate of each in their palms. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo!
A queen foretold to save the world…
Free from Malek’s clutches, Lyana returns to the world above determined to keep the isles from falling. But in a land where magic is forbidden, convincing the avians to believe in her power takes the one thing she doesn’t have—time. With Xander’s help, she must unravel the puzzle of the rift and gain their trust or lose her home forever.
A dragon in search of his destiny…
Turned into a monster by the king he loathes, Rafe flees Da’Kin. Yet even with the help of his crew, he can’t outrun the new power simmering beneath his skin or the gruesome visions haunting his dreams. A dark spirit calls out to him, and soon he’ll have to answer.
New enemies change the game as the final battle draws near…
Stuck in her spirit form, Cassi is at the mercy of the man she betrayed. Before he wreaks his vengeance, she must tell someone what she witnessed in the sacred nest. A demon walks the earth, an evil no one anticipated. But with all her friendships broken, who among them will believe her?
Prophecies unravel. War arrives. And passions burn, threatening to set the world aflame.
At Some Point in 2021
Of course, as much as we authors would love to have firm plans, some of us are just in process and have to be flexible with our release times. Especially since we don’t want to frustrate readers. This section of the list may change as dates are updated or authors may move their books from one part of the calendar to the next.
Miranda Honfleur’s fifth book in The Blade & Rose Series is set to release in mid-2021. It is a romantic fantasy epic. You can check out her website to learn more about her and her stories, and you can sign up for her newsletter here to receive a free copy of Winter Wren.
Darkness stirs in the heart of Courdeval. And in the heart of its very king. But she’ll fight until her last breath to save them both.
After Jon’s near brush with death, Rielle couldn’t be happier when he awakens. As he resumes his duties and his normal life, however, it becomes clear he is changed–perhaps forever. There is a power in him, and a darkness, that threatens to consume him… for all time.
With the Order of Terra and the Tower of Magic now serving the Crown, Emaurria is stronger than ever, but the threats it now faces might lead to the kingdom’s undoing. Locked in open war against the Divinity of Magic, Emaurria is in grave danger and, worse, divided at its core. The Houses see opportunity in a withdrawn king, and Rielle, Brennan, and Olivia fight to keep stability as they try to reach Jon, while Leigh finds himself damned and looks for the strength to save himself before he can save the world from the Rift.
As the Houses and the war poke a sleeping dragon, they invite flames that could char Emaurria to mere glowing embers. Can Rielle and her friends reach Jon before it’s too late, or will he be lost to the darkness, and Emaurria to the flames of dragon fire?
If you like the fantasy romance of A Court of Thorns and Roses, the dark intrigue of Kushiel’s Dart, and a heroine who never gives up, you’ll love this romantic epic fantasy series.
Dive into a medieval world sensual and dark, full of magic and greed, love and blades, where factions vie for influence and there are no easy choices…
J.M. Butler’s fourth book in The Tue-Rah Chronicles is planned to go live at some point in the first half of 2020. It is a zesty romantic fantasy epic.
Marrying her enemy was bad enough, now she’s stranded in a vicious wilderness with him.
Flogged, banished, and rejected by her people, Amelia has been sent 20,000 years into the future of the world of shapeshifters, elementalists, and beast talkers. All traces of civilization seem to have vanished, the natural predators are stronger, and new species have emerged.
The spectral woman continues to haunt and threaten Amelia, promising her a cruel and horrible fate no matter what she chooses. But while Amelia fights to maintain her sanity and her calling, she must also contend with her changing feelings toward Naatos, her husband.
Nothing can stop him from reaching his wife. Knowing the risks, Naatos pursues Amelia into a future where his homeland is transformed beyond recognition, his army gone, and his friends destroyed. His brothers journey with him to an immovable future that has left their homeworld in an almost prehistoric state, a world in which all of his plans have come undone and only the barest of essentials and hopes can survive.
Together they must find a way to survive before the world destroys them and leaves no trace of shapeshifters or mindreaders for anyone to find.
Fans of BLACK JEWELS and A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES will not want to miss WILDERNESS UNTAMED, the fourth volume in this romantic epic fantasy!