In the “shameless promotion for friends” department:
–Strata, by Brad Beaulieu and Stephen Gaskell, a hard sf novella set on the Sun. In addition to having awesome cover art, this is a collaboration by two awesome writers, and I have no doubt it rocks. You can get it via the various flavours of amazon: here’s a link to the .com version
–Yseult, by Ruth Nestvold. This is the novel that Ruth sold in translation in German, Dutch and Italian (at least), a glorious retelling of the Tristan and Yseult legend. With battle scenes, magic, and you know, sex scenes 🙂 I read bits and pieces, and Ruth excels at making the past come alive, as well as giving life to a variety of complex and sympathetic characters. Check it out! It’s only on amazon (KDP exclusive).