Our Books to Binge On feature is pretty simple in its purpose. Every month, we put together a monthly new releases list of books that we’re all looking forward to. These are the books that we can’t wait to read and want everyone to add to their monthly binge-reading lists. Here are the books that we plan to binge on in October of 2022.
Archangel’s Resurrection (Guild Hunter #15) by Nalini Singh
New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into the dangerous, haunting world of archangels…and a love that is legend.
For thousands of years, the passion between Alexander, Archangel of Persia, and Zanaya, Queen of the Nile, burned furious and bright, seemingly without end. But to be an archangel is to be bound to power violent and demanding. Driven by its primal energy, Alexander and Zanaya fought as fiercely as they loved. Locked in an endless cycle of devotion and heartbreak, it is only Zanaya’s decision to Sleep that ends their love story.
Eons later, it is the Cascade of Death that wakens them both. The passion between them a flame that yet burns, Alexander and Zanaya stand together in one last battle against the ultimate darkness. But even a warrior archangel cannot win every war. Alexander’s scream shatters the world as Zanaya falls, broken and silent…only to rise again in a miracle that may be a devastating curse. For is it truly the Queen of the Nile who has been resurrected?
Only one thing is clear: this is the last beat of their passionate, angry dance. The final song for Alexander and his Zani…
Casee: So excited for this one!
Holly: Finally, Alexander!
The Askseli (Aldebarian Alliance #4) by Dianne Duvall
Simone has hunted and slain psychotic vampires night after night for hundreds of years and desperately needs a change. When the leader of the Immortal Guardians offers her an opportunity to guard ten mortal women who are venturing to another planet, she dives right in and finds traveling into space and meeting amazing alien races just as exciting as she’d hoped… until an enemy attacks. Simone saves everyone she can before she’s thrust into an escape pod and the ship explodes. Alone, fearing some—if not all—of her friends have been killed, she vows to seek vengeance.
Despite his fierce reputation and propensity for violating the law, Janwar has formed a friendship with strait-laced Prince Taelon of Lasara. When the prince’s ship is destroyed, Janwar joins the massive Aldebarian Alliance-wide search and rescue mission and soon locates the Gathendien ship that launched the attack. An odd thing happens, however, as he and his crew stealthily approach it. The lifeforms inside begin to perish, two or three at a time in quick succession. Much to his surprise, someone else has reached the ship first: one of the very Earth women he hoped to rescue.
Fascinatingly fierce, Simone bands together with Janwar and his crew to search for her missing friends and wreak havoc upon those who wish to harm them. She also widens eyes, drops jaws, and sparks laughter and mischief as she banishes the warriors’ world-weariness and makes each day seem like a new adventure. The friendship that grows between Janwar and Simone swiftly deepens into love. But the enemy warriors they face are tenacious and boast more weapons in their arsenal than the alliance knows. Can Janwar, Simone, and such a small crew vanquish them?
Casee: SF isn’t usually my thing, but I adore this series.
Holly: Finally, Janwar!
Garrett’s Destiny (Dark Protectors #15) by Rebecca Zanetti
Love and danger . . .
For most of his life, Vampire-Demon Garrett Kayrs, nephew of the King of the Realm, has carried a heavy mantle of responsibility with ease and control. Fate declared him heir to the throne, Fortune marked him with the power of the mysterious circle of Seven, and Chance promised more surprises to come. Nothing deterred him from his path. Until the nightmares began–agonizing dreams of having a female, the female, his mate, on the back of his motorcycle—only to have her torn away from his protection. He feels the menace around her, the danger she’s in, and he can’t rest until he finds her . . .
Duty and desire . . .
Destiny Applegate bears the weight of her name with a respectful balance of fear and purpose. She has been given some direction, but not nearly enough to truly understand her duty, what she was born to do. Even as a child, she had a sense of him. The him, her mate. A dream moment or two with him that might have saved her—or possibly cursed her. So now, when he finds her, she has no choice but to jump on the back of his bike and do her best to hold on until she discovers her path—even if that means ending his.
Casee: I loved this book!
OMG Thanks for this post! I didn’t realize that Janwar and Simone’s book is coming out so soon! I’m completely addicted to this series!
OUT OF LOVE by Ruth Cardello (October 4): The second book in Cardello’s The Switch duet about twin brothers (separated at birth) who reunite and, briefly, switch places. The hero here is a farmer pretending to be a businessman and falling in love with the daughter of one of his brother’s most important clients.
COWBOY, KISS ME AT CHRISTMAS by Genevieve Turner (October 6): You only have to say, “Enforced proximity in a snowstorm with only one bed,” and I am so there! However, I do have to question why the 5th book of Turner’s Cowboy Homecoming series is going to be released before the 4th book (COWBOY, LOVE ME FOREVER due on October 22).
BILLIONAIRE BUTT DIAL by Annika Martin (October 11): Martin’s Billionaires of Manhattan series continues with the story of a butt dial that results in a billionaire hearing the less than complimentary things the heroine says about him.
VELVET CRUELTY by Eve Dangerfield (October 11): Part of the multi-author Midnight Dynasty series of dark romances, this book is a poly-am/why choose? story between the heroine and the four different men who kidnap her. This is Dangerfield’s first Midnight Dynasty book, and I expect it to be very, very hot and very, very dark.
EXTORTION by Amelia Wilde (October 18): The second book in Wilde’s Controlling Interest series about a young woman who attempted to embezzle money from her boss and her boss’s suggestion that she “repay” him in a way that does not involve him going to the authorities.
KING OF WRATH by Ana Huang (October 18): Billed as a “steamy billionaire romance”, I can’t find much else about the book, but I enjoyed Huang’s previous Twisted series, so I’ll give this one a try.
COWBOY, HOLD ME FOREVER by Genevieve Turner (October 22): As noted above, this is the fourth book in Turner’s Cowboy Homecoming series. It’s the story of two hurt & lonely people teaming up to rescue an abandoned horse…and growing closer in the process.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, COWBOY by Maisey Yates (October 25): The latest in Yates’s Four Corners Ranch series, this one features an unplanned pregnancy.
BRUTAL PLAY by Alison Rhymes (October 25): Rhymes’s debut romance, BROKEN PLAY, a sensitive exploration of marital infidelity, made my Best of 2022 list. I’m curious about her follow-up which features two people who were secondary characters in the earlier book, including the heroine who was the woman with whom the hero in the first book cheated on his wife. I’ll be interested to see if Rhymes can make “the other woman” a sympathetic character here.
NOVEMBER by Sybil Bartel (October 29): The next in Bartel’s Alpha Elite romantic-suspense series. This one features a hacker hero. I fully expect the publication date of this book to be postponed because Bartel’s most recent book, ZULU, was only released a few weeks ago after multiple postponements.
Yay, Archangel’s Resurrection