Aphrodite’s Kiss by Julia Kenner (July 4, 2011)
Zoe Smith is far from normal. Crazy as it sounds, on her twenty-fifth birthday she gets the chance to become a superhero. But X-ray vision and the ability to fly are only two things to consider. There’s also her newfound heightened sensitivity. She can hardly eat a chocolate bar without convulsing in ecstasy, so how is she going to get the birthday gift she’s really set her heart on? George Taylor…No matter what he claims, the handsome PI is looking for an average Jane. He could never love a superhero-to-be—especially one with Zoe’s oddball family, could he? With superpowers, Zoe can only see through his clothing. To strip bare the workings of George’s heart, she’ll have to find something a little more potent.
Starbound by Joe Haldeman
Carmen Dula and her husband have spent six years travelling to a distant solar system that is home to the enigmatic, powerful race known as “The Others,” in the hopes of finding enough common purpose between their species to forge a delicate truce.
By the time Carmen and her party return, fifty years have been consumed by relativity-and the Earthlings have not been idle, building a massive flotilla of warships to defend Earth against The Others. But The Others have more power than any could imagine-and they will brook no insolence from the upstart human race.
Wolfsangel by MD Lachlan (March 22, 2011)
The Viking King Authun leads his men on a raid against an Anglo-Saxon village. Men and women are killed indiscriminately but Authun demands that no child be touched. He is acting on prophecy. A prophecy that tells him that the Saxons have stolen a child from the Gods. If Authun, in turn, takes the child and raises him as an heir, the child will lead his people to glory. But Authun discovers not one child, but twin baby boys. Ensuring that his faithful warriors, witness to what has happened, die during the raid Authun takes the children and their mother home, back to the witches who live on the troll wall. And he places his destiny in their hands. And so begins a stunning multi-volume fantasy epic that will take a werewolf from his beginnings as the heir to a brutal viking king, down through the ages. It is a journey that will see him hunt for his lost love through centuries and lives, and see the endless battle between the wolf, Odin and Loki – the eternal trickster – spill over into countless bloody conflicts from our history, and over into our lives. This is the myth of the werewolf as it has never been told before and marks the beginning of an extraordinary new fantasy series from Gollancz.
I have Wolfsangel on my wishlist – wolves and vikings – a great premise! :)
I haven’t read any of these, but I did manage to snag Aphrodite’s Kiss from Amazon when it was free for the Kindle. I’ll have to sit down and read it soon.