Kick off an epic binge reading session with one of these 25 series starters! With the kids back in school, there’s no better time to start an entire new book series. From historical romance, to science fiction, mystery and more this collection of first books in a series will keep you turning page after page, book after book.
Explore our collection of Series Starters and find a new favorite today!
A Cold Day For Murder by Dana Stabenow
Somewhere in the hinterlands of Alaska, among the millions of sprawling acres that comprise “The Park,” a young National Park Ranger has gone missing. When the detective sent after him also vanishes, the Anchorage DA’s department must turn to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. An Aleut with knowledge of The Park, Kate’s search for the missing men takes her back to a life she’d left behind, and face-to-face with people and problems she’d hoped never.
Chosen by D.G. Swank
Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase, moving from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five year old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him even when it means accepting the help of a stranger. Hauling Emma and her odd son to South Dakota should have been an easy job for mercenary Will Davenport. But instinct tells him this job is trouble. As Emma comes to discover her own powers, Will realizes it’s not only their lives at stake, but his own heart.
The Look of Love by Bella Andre
Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she’s convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her in the middle of the rain storm must be too good to be true. As a successful photographer who frequently travels around the world, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women. Chase thinks his life is great just as it is–until the night he finds Chloe on the side of the road in Napa Valley. Not only has he never met anyone so lovely, both inside and out, but he quickly realizes she has much bigger problems than her damaged car. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love–and protect–her, but will she let him?
On a Night Like This by Barbara Freethy
Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper. Aiden never questioned his choice until the job took almost everything from him: his memories, his spirit, and his best friend. With the blame laid at his feet, Aiden doesn’t remember what happened and maybe he doesn’t want to remember. He finds an unlikely ally in Sarah. She’s always been untouchable – his sister’s best friend and the girl who’s heart he left fractured long ago. But the sparks between Aiden and Sara have been smoldering for a very long time. Sara is afraid to take another chance on a man who broke her heart, and Aiden knows better than anyone how dangerous an intense fire can be.
Her Sanctuary by Toni Anderson
Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to Montana with a new identity. She craves peace and solitude, but instead finds handsome rancher, Nat Sullivan. Nat is trying to hold his ailing family together, while struggling to keep the ranch from bankruptcy. The last thing he needs is a beautiful stranger reminding him there is more to life than work. But Elizabeth isn’t what she seems. And when a murderer and rapist track her down to the remote ranch, they all find out about the power of revenge.
Revenge or Redemption. Which would you choose?
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town. She owns a Shih Tzu named Beast. And she’s the perfect neighbor. But Dina is… different. Her broom is a deadly weapon and her inn is magic. And now, something wicked and dangerous has come to hunt. Feeling responsible, Dina knows it’s up to her to protect her neighborhood. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with her new neighbor, Sean Evans–an alpha-strain werewolf–and the equally arresting cosmic vampire, Arland. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.
Death in the English Countryside by Sara Rossett
Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado, Kate Sharp, is thrilled to help find locations for the next film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. But when her boss Kevin fails to return from a scouting trip in England, Kate is afraid he may have slipped back into some destructive personal habits. To help salvage his company, Kate travels to England to save the company’s reputation and possibly Kevin’s life. But things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoore. There’s no trace of Kevin except for his abandoned luggage. Increasingly worried about Kevin and with an antsy direct waiting for updates, Kate embarks on a search that leads her to suspect that the picturesque village and beautiful countryside may not be as idyllic as they seem.
The Deep End by Julie Mulhern
Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life. It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life is simple, revolving around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband and the many women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in one of these women’s deaths. As the body count approaches par on the seventh hole, Ellison knows she has to catch a killer. But can Ellison find the killer before he finds her?
The Last Librarian by Brandt Legg
Eighty years from now there is no war, no hunger, no pollution. Human advancements birthed a utopian society. The world is secure and Earth’s 2.9 billion people are healthy and happy. But when everything is perfect, the only thing left to fear is the truth and the future is only safe if those in power can hide the past. When the single remaining library of physical books is ordered closed and its “dangerous” contents burned, almost no one notices, almost no one cares. The impossible task of rescuing the books, discovering their secrets, and unraveling a coded paradox, is up to an unlikely team. There’s the angry author, a brazen revolutionary and the last librarian. If they fail, humanity will lose more than just what is printed on those antique pages . . . if it survives at all.
Warrior Mage by Lindsay Buroker
His mother was one of the most powerful wizards in the Nurian Empire. That is, until she abandoned her people to become a notorious pirate. That choice doomed the family she left behind to a life of disgrace. Yanko White Fox doesn’t remember his mother, but he is expected to erase the mark she left on them all. Except he’s not the most natural candidate to become a warrior mage. Long before he’s ready for his first battle, insurrection comes to his distant corner of the empire and, on the heels of tragedy, a courier brings a mysterious message. Whether he is prepared or not, Yanko must undertake a quest, one that could save millions of lives… or fail utterly.
The MacKinnon’s Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby
When Iain MacKinnon’s young son is captured by the English, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the boy’s return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil. FitzSimon’s daughter has lived her entire life in the shadows of the man she called father. Even as Page blames her captor for welshing on a deal with her father, she suspects the truth… but the shadows hold secrets. Now only the love of her reluctant champion can save the MacKinnon’s Bride.
3 books in 1 celebrate the 20th year of publication for The MacKinnon’s Bride. This anniversary edition includes: THE MACKINNON’S BRIDE (a complete novel) ; MACKINNON’S HOPE (a novella) ; and HIGHLAND BRIDES & TRIBES (a readers companion).
The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan
The last time I saw my best friend’s younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces. But when Cannon shows up to crash in my spare room, I get a swift reality check. Now twenty-four, Cannon is pure temptation and off limits. Fresh off a messy break up, he doesn’t want any entanglements.
There’s no way I’m going to fall in love with Cannon. But once we start…I realize betting against him may have been the biggest mistake of my life.
Immortal by Gene Doucette
Surviving sixty thousand years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the twenty-first century, Adam confronts new dangers. Someone has found out his secret, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide. Running his is only choice and his survival will hinge on his innate ability to adapt… as long as he can stay sober.
Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley
Disguised as a country miss, Charlotte Devon flees London. Desperate to leave her tattered reputation behind, Charlotte arrives in Scotland and finds herself accidentally wed to a devil-may-care rogue with a sinful smile. Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance–and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn–the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.
Telling Lies by L.A. Dobbs
Still reeling from the death of Officer Tyler Richardson, Chief Sam Mason and Sargeant Jody Harris are called to the scene of an accidental drowning only to discover this drowning was no accident. Someone murdered Lynn Palmer and staged the scene to make it look that way. With a pool of suspects who aren’t telling the truth and a corrupt mayor who wants the case solved yesterday, Sam and Jo follow a puzzling trail of clues with a surprise ending. And when a stray dog points them in the right direction, Sam discovers the killer is closer than he thought. Just when Sam and Jo think they can rest after having solved Lynn’s murder, a shocking discovery proves that sometimes even those you trust can be telling lies.
Keystone by Dannika Dark
Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe – a smug, handsome Vampire whom she’d rather stake than go on a stakeout with. They’re hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. In a book filled with dark secrets, unexpected twists, and a blurred line between good and evil, will Raven find the courage to succeed? Or will she give in to her dark nature?
Melt With You by Addison Moore
September 1984. Junior year is really shaping up to be something. After three years of trying, Melissa Malinowski finally made the cheer squad. And on the last day of summer practice the demigod of Glen Heights High, Joel Effing Miller, finally takes notice of her. Only after he runs Melissa over and lands her leg in a cast. Yeah, junior year is really shaping up to be something. But, in an effort to make amends, Joel helps however he can: driving her to school, carrying her books to class. Maybe, he finally does see her, cast and all. But Joel has a girlfriend and Kelly Masterson is not someone who gets broken up with, especially not for some nerd with a bum leg. Kelly has it out for Melissa even if it means hurting Joel. 1984 called and it wants to Melt With You…
Savage Prince by Meghan March
Who knew things could get even darker and dirtier in New Orleans?
I do what I want and who I want. Rules are made to be broken–even my own. I knew I shouldn’t touch her, but it didn’t stop me. Didn’t stop me the second time either. Only made me want a third. My lifestyle suits the savage I am, and she doesn’t. But Temperance Ransom is my newest addiction, and I’m nowhere near ready to quit her yet. I’ll have her my way, even if it means dragging her into the darkness. Hopefully it doesn’t kill us both.
Atlantic Island by Fredric Shernof
When Theo meets Kylee at the beach, it is love at first sight… but everything is about to change. As they share their first kiss, the ground trembles beneath them and a gigantic tidal wave strikes the beachfront, demolishing everything in its path. Theo, Kylee and their friends now battle to stay alive as they realize everything outside their island is gone. Trapped on Atlantic Island, the small group faces a growing evil which threatens to make survival impossible…
To Kill For by A.J. Carella
Former LA Cop, Kat McKay, vows she’ll never return to Brecon Point after leaving years ago. But when tragedy strikes, she returns to help solve a crime that hit a little too close to home. Uncovering the truth about her missing niece means that Kat will have to face the demons of her own past. And the only way to do that is by enlisting the help of the one man she left behind.
Sevenfold Sword: Champion by Jonathan Moeller
Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, the defender of the realm of Andomhaim. The realm is at peace after a long and terrible war, but dark powers threaten other lands. And when a mad elven wizard comes to the High King’s court, Ridmark finds himself fighting not only for his own life, but for the lives of his family. For the quest of the Seven Swords has begun…
Blood Bond: 1 by Helen Hardt
Dante Gabriel is starving and what he craves is red gold, human blood. After being held captive to a female vampire for years, Dante has finally escaped. Unchained at last, he follows his nose to the nearest blood bank to sate his hunger. ER nurse Erin Hamilton expects just another busy night shift. That is until she finds a gorgeous stranger vandalizing the hospital’s blood bank. Persuaded not to turn him in, Erin finds herself intoxicated by a sizzling chemistry. But Dante is plagued with nightmares of his time in captivity and fears he won’t be able to control himself, especially when he discovers a secret she doesn’t even know she’s hiding.
The Red Ledger: 1 by Meredith Wild
Some people measure life in hours. Days. Weeks. I measure mine in kills. A covert military mission gone wrong robbed me of my memory and any link to my past. This is my existence now. I execute and survive. Nothing more, nothing less. I was ready to write Isabel Foster’s name in my ledger of unfortunate souls until she uttered the one word that could stop the bullet meant for her. My name. She knows my face. She knows me. She’s the key to the memories I’m not sure I want back. Now nothing is simple. I still have a job to do, and my soul isn’t worth saving. I’m not the man she thinks I am. I can’t love her. And sparing her life puts us both in the crosshairs.
Continue Online Part One: Memories by Stephan Morse
A man broken by despair and depression, Grant Legate finds himself in a once-in-a-lifetime situation after receiving an Ultimate Edition copy of Continue Online. All he wishes for is a distraction from the thoughts plaguing his waking hours. He dives in headfirst, unknowing of the AI’s intentions. They offer him the chance to play as one of their own, a NPC deserving of a proper send off. What he discovers during the journey shakes Grant to his very core…
Accidental Thief by C.J. and Jamie Davis
An Everyday Gamer, Stuck in the Game. Hal Dix was stuck in an unlucky life. His wife is a successful executive while his IT help desk job leads nowhere. Even his daughter’s daycare teacher thinks he’s a loser. Hal can’t catch a break. Then a strange woman at a flea market sells Hal a bootleg release of a highly anticipated game. It is just what he wished for and he can’t wait to play it during his long weekend home alone. His luck has finally turned around, right? Sometimes wishes can be dangerous…
For more Series Starters check out this great collection here!