All-new Fortuna Sworn, Cassie Alexander and Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu – these are the most exciting new fantasy romance books in August 2023
Witches, warrior-priests and celestial guardians. From obsessionsa and curses to cruel twists of fate and gasping romance, these are some of the most anticipated new releases among the fantasy romance books of August 2023.
Complete with titles, release dates, authors, synopsis and links to pre-order and buy your favourite new fantasy book releases right now…
Awesome New Fantasy Romance Books August 2023
Emily McIntire, 1 August 2023
Book five in the Never After series follows Father Cade in Festivalé, Vermont. Father Cade, a devoted priest with a dark sickness, is drawn to Amaya, a mysterious woman also known as Esmeralda. Convinced she practices witchcraft, he becomes obsessed with her, willing to sacrifice love to rid the town of evil. Temptation becomes his downfall as he contemplates killing the woman he loves in Emily McIntire’s Crossed.
Queen of Chaos
Amelia Hutchins, 1 August 2023
Little is known about book five in the seven-part Legacy of the Nine Realms. But we do know that Aria, destined to rule the Nine Realms, faces deception, war, and a council deeming her dangerous. Trusted allies betray her, pushing her to embrace her ruthless nature. As everyone sees her as a villain, Aria must choose her own path and future in a world craving her power. Will a queen rise amidst the chaos? We find out in Cassiel’s Servant.
Genres Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Author Amelia Hutchins Home Pacific Northwest, US
Publisher Amelia Hutchins Buy it e-Book
Jacqueline Carey, 1 August 2023
Book four in Kushiel’s Legacy. Cassiel’s Servant retells Kushiel’s Dart (companion book 1.5 in the series) from the perspective of Joscelin, a warrior-priest sworn to celibacy and the protection of Phèdre. Bound by their gods, they face betrayal and enemies, relying on each other to survive and avert the conquest of Terre D’Ange. Their journey shatters them both and leads to an impossible love that tests Joscelin’s vows and principles in Jacqueline Carey’s Cassiel’s Servant.
Shannon Mayer, 2 August 2023
Little is known about book two The Golden Wolf series. But we do know that Cyn, a werewolf estranged from her pack, faces a deadly trap set by her vengeful mother. Cursed by a witch, she loses her human and wolf forms, transforming into a golden retriever while retaining her consciousness. Last we saw her mate arrives, seeking her tracking abilities, but she’s wary of his motives. Will Cyn recover her wolf and human forms? We find out in Glitter.
Genres Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Shapeshifters
Author Shannon Mayer Home Canada
Publisher Hijinks Ink Publishing Buy it e-Book
Lexi C. Foss, 7 August 2023
Book two in the V-Clan series. An Alpha finds himself mated to a notorious assassin who kills Alphas. Despite their agreement to keep their distance, when she’s kidnapped by a sadistic Vampire Alpha, he vows to protect and avenge her. Determined to rescue her, he sets out to find her and give her the means to fight back in Lexi C. Foss’s Night Sector.
Genres Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Author Lexi C. Foss Home North Carolina, US
Publisher Ninja Newt Publishing, LLC Buy it e-Book
Katee Robert, 8 August 2023
Book five in the Dark Olympus series. Aphrodite plans to marry the enemy of Olympus, Hephaestus, to keep him off-balance. She sets out to seduce Pandora, the person he cares about the most. However, Hephaestus retaliates by using Aphrodite’s ex, Adonis, to play the same game. As they trade venomous strikes that feel like foreplay, emotions become entangled. With unrest in Olympus rising, their actions may have dangerous consequences in Cruel Seduction.
The Stars Are Dying
Chloe C. Peñaranda, 8 August 2023
Book one in the Nytefall series. In a world ruled by a tyrant king and abandoned by celestial guardians, Astraea seeks to uncover her mysterious past. She encounters Nyte, who challenges her beliefs and offers unexpected help. To escape her captor, Astraea takes part in the Libertatem trials for her kingdom’s safety. As tragedy strikes, she must decide if risking her life for the truth and protection is worth the cost in The Stars Are Dying.
A Taste of Magic
McKenzie Hunter, 9 August 2023
The final book in the Magic of the Damned trilogy. After losing her powerful magic to the Dark Prince’s enemy, Luna faces a dangerous world. The enemy seeks to destroy everything connected to the prince, including her. With the underworld under threat and their goals no longer aligned, the prince and Luna become each other’s greatest weaknesses. A fight for survival and the fate of their loved ones ensues in A Taste of Magic.
Genres Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Author McKenzie Hunter Home USA
Publisher Sky Publishing Buy it e-Book
Cassie Alexander, 15 August 2023
Little has been unveiled about the last book in The Transformation Trilogy. But we do know that Rhaim and Lisane’s bond deepens as they face the challenge of solving the Deathless. With Rhaim offering a desperate bargain to become a loyal servant if he fails, Lisane refuses to let him suffer and confronts her father. The stakes are high as they grapple with the consequences of failure and the threat of being trapped in a cage. Will they solve the Deathless? We find out in Make Her.
Genres Fantasy, Retellings, Dark, Romance
Author Cassie Alexander Home San Francisco, US
Publisher Caskara Press Buy it e-Book
K.J. Sutton, October 3, 2023
Book five in the Fortuna Sworn series. Fortuna, driven to protect her loved ones, sacrifices everything and stays on the move to prevent her powerful abilities from unleashing a monster. She faces death and betrayal, but a new secret emerges, revealing a truth that could break her completely. Fortuna must confront the consequences of her actions and the weight of her past in K.J. Sutton’s Endless Terrors.
Genres Fantasy, Romance
Author K.J. Sutton Home Colorado, US
Publisher Self Published Buy it e-Book
Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu, Vol. 2.
Meng Xi Shi, 22 August 2023
Book Two in the Thousand Autumns (Seven Seas Edition) series. Amidst power struggles and martial conflicts, Shen Qiao, a former sect leader, seeks direction in a chaotic world. He forms an unexpected alliance with the nefarious Yan Wushi, a powerful demonic practitioner. As they travel and work together, Shen Qiao hopes for a connection with the enigmatic Yan Wushi. However, treacheries emerge, and dangerous enemies challenge them both as they vie for control of the Central Plains in Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu, Vol. 2.
A Kingdom This Cursed and Empty
Stacia Stark, 25 August 2023
Book two in the Kingdom of Lies series. In a world where gods take human power and protect from fae, Prisca, a young woman with forbidden power makes a desperate bargain with a ruthless mercenary. She helps him sneak into the city, and he teaches her to wield her hidden dark power. However, they both harbour dangerous secrets that could endanger their loved ones and the kingdom in A Kingdom This Cursed and Empty.
Genres Fantasy, Romance, Fae
Author Stacia Stark Home Chicago, US
Publisher Bingeable Books LLC Buy it e-Book
Brenda K. Davies, 31 August 2023
Book seven in The Shadow Realms series. Sahira faces challenges in the Cursed Realm, including Orin and a mysterious attacker. As they Sahira and Orin face impending death, they must unite to escape and uncover the threat. But their turbulent relationship adds to the danger in the world filled with vampires, lycans, fae, witches, and dragons in Soul of Light and Shadow in Brenda K. Davies’s Wicked Curses.
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