Para New Releases: February 25th

Posted February 25, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 12 Comments


Urban Fantasy:

The Undead Pool
The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12)
by Kim Harrison
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows in this sexy and bewitching urban fantasy adventure in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison’s Hollows series.




Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering. Rachel must stop this dark necromancy before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and all-out supernatural war breaks out.




Rachel knows of only weapon to ensure the peace: ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils. And no one know better than Rachel that no good deed goes unpunished . . . [/learn_more]


The Problem with Promises
(Mystwalker #3)
by Leigh Evans
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]NEVER MAKE A PROMISE…




Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore and my gorgeous mate, tries to protect me, Hedi Peacock, half-Fae, half-were, from all the trouble I get into. The thing is, my past is pretty messy and bad guys keep knocking down my door. Witches, thug bikers, the North American Council of Weres, dark magic Fae, and even an evil wizard are all after me. The Old Mage is the only one I really care about: He has my dear twin brother captive on the other side of the Gates of Merenwyn—not cool. So my alpha love is helping me to keep my promise to free my brother…




YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO KEEP.




Unfortunately, everyone who helps me ends up in a heap of trouble too—including my Trowbridge. Now, I admit I’ve had my moments as a shivering coward, hoping he will come to my brave rescue. The whole Prince Charming thing is hard to shake. But these bad guys after me mean business and those damsel in distress days are over. You know that “last straw” metaphor? That was two straws ago. It’s now or never. Again…[/learn_more]


Labyrinth of Stars (Hunter Kiss #5)
by Marjorie M. Liu
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Tattoos with hearts, minds, and dreams. Created to be the armor that protects my body, these obsidian shadows come alive at night—demons made flesh.




After the Aetar nearly kill Maxine’s unborn child, and a betrayal within her own ranks leaves Maxine’s husband, Grant, poisoned and dying, Maxine is forced to attack a race of beings that possesses almost unlimited power. Doing so will require she make a deal with the devil—the devil that lives inside her—risking both her sanity and her soul as she slowly transforms into something more than human.




But even that might not be enough to save Grant, because the very thing that Maxine is becoming is destined to destroy the world.[/learn_more]


Blood2Blood (Laws Of The Blood #7)
by Susan Sizemore
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The most devastating killer in human history has returned…for more.




In England, archaeologists have discovered the graves of a dozen victims of the Black Death that all but wiped out Europe centuries ago. But subsequently, the remains are disappearing, one by one. And people who have been in contact with the corpses are infected with a new strain of the plague.




Across the globe, descendants of the powerful vampire known as the Legacy—both human and vampire—find themselves drawn to England by their creator, though they cannot comprehend why. But the Legacy knows what has unleashed this new nightmare upon the world, and she will need an army of her own to combat it. For if they fail, mankind will be doomed…[/learn_more]


Night Owls (Night Owls #1)
by Lauren M. Roy
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Night Owls bookstore is the one spot on campus open late enough to help out even the most practiced slacker. The employees’ penchant for fighting the evil creatures of the night is just a perk…




Valerie McTeague’s business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away as possible from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren. She’s experienced that life, and the price she paid was far too high for her to ever want to return.




Elly Garrett hasn’t known any life except that of fighting the supernatural beings known as Creeps or Jackals. But she always had her mentor and foster father by her side—until he gave his life protecting a book that the Creeps desperately want to get their hands on.




When the book gets stashed at Night Owls for safekeeping, those Val holds nearest and dearest are put in mortal peril. Now Val and Elly will have to team up, along with a mismatched crew of humans, vampires, and lesbian succubi, to stop the Jackals from getting their claws on the book and unleashing unnamed horrors…[/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

Angel Seduced (The Hidden #3)
by Jaime Rush
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]New York Times bestselling author Jaime Rush brings us the third book in her paranormal romantic suspense series about dragons, angels, and dark magic.




Kye Rivers has a special talent for sexual healing, but it comes at a price: she must avoid romantic feelings of her own. That’s never been a problem–until the charming and devastatingly handsome Kasabian comes to her for help …




Descended from angels, Caidos like Kasabian are cursed to never have pleasure without pain. He will have to embrace both extremes to unlock the mystery of his past and save innocent lives. Only the beautiful Kye can lead him there–but can he safeguard her from the powers they’ve unleashed?




Dragon shifters, sorcerers, and fallen angels.[/learn_more]


Whisper of Sin (Psy-Changeling #0.6)
by Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her phenomenal Psy-Changeling world as a woman in peril finds herself in the arms of a dangerously beautiful shapeshifter…




San Francisco is under threat from a violent gang…a gang that has no idea who they’re challenging. The DarkRiver pack of leopard changelings has already claimed the city as their territory, and they will fight with wild fury to protect its residents. Emmett, a lethally trained leopard soldier, isn’t about to let outsiders muscle in on his home ground—especially when they target a human named Ria.




Emmett has one word for the smart stranger with her curvy body and tough spirit: mine.




Possessive, dominant, unyielding in his demands and desires, Emmett is unlike anyone Ria has ever before met. But while the sexy leopard changeling makes her body ignite, his kisses molten and his touch addicting, she’s no pushover and she has a few demands of her own. This leopard has met his match…




Whisper of Sin previously appeared in Burning Up[/learn_more]


Circle of Death (Damask Circle #2)
by Keri Arthur
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]PASSION REBORN




In one vicious night, Kirby Brown’s world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by a madman who is now after Kirby, and she has no idea why. When the police prove incapable of protecting Kirby, she has no choice but to trust a mysterious stranger. And while she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, she fears the strange abilities he wields.




An investigator for the Damask Circle, Doyle Fitzgerald, has come to Melbourne, Australia, to hunt down a killer. What he doesn’t expect to find is a cadre of witches capable of controlling the elements, a sorceress determined to take that power for herself, and a broken woman who is more than she seems. Doyle is certain that the reason behind the bloodshed lies in Kirby’s past—a past she has no wish to remember. Because Doyle isn’t the only one with magic in his soul: Kirby’s special gifts have the strength to destroy the world.[/learn_more]


Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
(Speak of the Devil #3)
by Patricia Eimer
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Not Even Death Can Keep a Good Demoness Down.




There’s never an end to the crazy when you’re demon spawn. Not that Faith Bettincourt’s complaining. She’s been patching things up with her angelic on-again off-again boyfriend, Matt, and her best-friend-turned-sister-in-law is soon giving birth to the Anti-Christ Part Deux. Oh, and Faith is saving kids from Death in her pediatric unit, one soul at a time. Life is good.




Or at least it is until Faith accidentally runs over the Angel of Death and is forced to take his place. Now she’s taking lives instead of saving them. This is kind of a problem when you’re a nurse. As if that weren’t bad enough, she is suddenly thrust into the worst scenario of them all–Matt’s ex is back, and she’s brought the Apocalypse with her.




Faith’s not about to give up the world…or her man. But when the chips are down, what’s a girl to do but take matters in her own hands, consequences be damned? [/learn_more]



Steampunk:

The Clockwork Wolf
(Disenchanted & Co. #2)
by Lynn Viehl
Steampunk
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]As the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. in a steampunk version of America, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living solving magical crimes. But when a snobbish lady begs for help, saving her reputation might very well cost Kit her life.




Doing a favor for deathmage Lucien Dredmore, Kit agrees to interview a newly widowed lady as a potential client. Upon meeting, however, she learns that the woman in question is none other than Lady Eugenia Bestly, president of the Rumsen Ladies Decency Society— someone who once led a vicious campaign to ruin Kit’s life. Ironically Lady Bestly now lives in fear herself, for the press is about to unmask her husband as the savage “Wolfman” who died while terrorizing the city.




As monstrous rampages continue to occur, Kit soon determines there is more than one Wolfman, and that they may themselves be victims of evil players. While avoiding both mechanized assassins and attempts by Dredmore and Chief Inspector Tom Doyle to take her under their protection, Kit follows a tangled path that leads from a prestigious gentlemen’s club fronting a hellish secret to a vengeful native tribe and dangerous, ancient magics.[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]One kiss could be the last




Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.




Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.




Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.




But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.[/learn_more]


Unforgotten (Unremembered #2)
by Jessica Brody
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Some memories are better left forgotten.




After a daring escape from the Diotech scientists who created her, Seraphina and Zen believe they are finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await them at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend Sera. A weapon that even Sera will be powerless to stop. Her only hope of saving Zen’s life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind. A secret that Diotech will kill to protect. And it won’t stay forgotten for long. Packed with mystery, suspense, and romance, Unforgotten is the riveting second installment of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy, and delivers more heart-pounding action as loyalties are tested, love becomes a weapon, and no one’s memories are safe.[/learn_more]


Killer Frost (Mythos Academy #6)
by Jennifer Estep
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]I’ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before—and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it’s going to be a fight to the death. . .most likely mine.




Yeah, I’ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic, and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike’s Champion, but at heart, I’m still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about.




Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good . . . or I am.[/learn_more]


Burn Bright (Dark Star #2)
by Bethany Frenette
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city.




Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey’s mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon—Audrey’s sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous… and frustrating—maybe helped, too.




But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she’s a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey—the Kin. Like others before her, she seeks the Remnant, a Kin girl who has the power to unleash the inhabitants of the Beneath. But to what end?




Audrey already has a ton on her plate: dealing with her best friend Tink’s boy drama, helping her other best friend Gideon figure out his nightmares, and exploring the highs and lows of “dating” Leon. But when she develops a powerful new ability, Audrey seizes on the chance to fight, despite her mother’s protests and Leon’s pleas.




As Audrey gets closer to figuring out Susannah’s motives and tracking down the Remnant, she’ll uncover more than she bargained for. The terrible truth is staring Audrey in the face. But knowing the truth and accepting it are very different things.[/learn_more]


Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood #1)
by Victoria Scott
Young Adult / Dystopian
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother’s life—and her own.




Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She’s lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she’s helpless to change anything.




Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It’s an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother’s illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there’s no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.




The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can’t trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?[/learn_more]



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12 responses to “Para New Releases: February 25th

  1. I grabbed The Undead Pool, White Hot Kiss, and book 1 of the Mystwalker series (even though book 3 is the one being released this week…gotta catch up first) 🙂 Have a great week Carmel!

    • I read Leigh Evans first book, but only liked it so-so and my GR status updates reflected that, then I was reamed out via e-mail by her publicist. I told them that initial thoughts don’t always reflect the end review, but this person was a real b*tch—haven’t read one of her books since.

  2. Already read Killer Frost. I have Night Owls on my ereader from Netgalley and will get it read in the next week or so. I would have grabbed Undead Pool on audio but I’m not caught up on the series yet and I’m hoping my library will get it so I can save a credit.

  3. I had The Undead Pool on pre-order, so that arrived automatically to my kindle yesterday, and I’ve been lucky enough to read Night Owls already – really enjoyed that one.

    There are so many series on there I haven’t even started yet, and I keep wishing I could have more time to read.