Paranormal New Releases: April 1st

Posted April 1, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 19 Comments

Steampunk:

Quicksilver Soul by Christine D'Abo
Quicksilver Soul (The Shadow Guild #2)
by Christine d’Abo
Steampunk
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]WHERE FEAR ENDS, LOVE BEGINS




Nicola Tesla has never needed a man to complete her life. A gifted engineer, she has always had her experiments to keep her company-or she did, before her vile boss stole them. Now she’s working at the Archives in New London, where the memories of the dead are stored. But it isn’t long before Nicola discovers she’s being watched . . . by a most intriguing, sinfully sexy man.




Archivist Emmet Dennison should be busy extracting memories from the dead. Instead he’s been asked to keep an eye on the brazen, strikingly beautiful Nicola Tesla. Soon Emmet and Nicola are shaken by an attraction neither of them wants. Yet when a nefarious man takes them hostage, Nicola and Emmet will need to rely on their attraction, and the growing bond between them, to stop a madman hellbent on destroying New London forever.[/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

The King
(Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)
by J.R. Ward
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]J.R. Ward’s # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.




Long live the King…




After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle–with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything–and everyone–at risk.




Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response–or the distance it creates between them.




The question is, will true love win out… or tortured legacy take over? [/learn_more]


Wild Wolf (Shifters Unbound #6)
by Jennifer Ashley
Paranormal Romance / Werewolves
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In the latest Shifters Unbound novel, a man has resigned himself to a life half lived. But a beautiful, courageous woman has him longing for something more…




Graham McNeil knows that his pack is unruly, but he’s not sure he can take the next step toward pack stability. After losing his first mate long ago, Graham has worked hard to keep his heart in check. Besides, even if he was inclined to choose a new mate, his girlfriend, Misty, is human—a fact that won’t sit well with Graham’s old-fashioned pack.




But Misty is going through a crisis of her own, one that brings danger and death to the pack. With the wolves doubly convinced that there needs to be a shake-up, Graham must now defend his leadership and save the woman he has grown to love—before Shiftertown is pulled into an all-out war.[/learn_more]


Drowning in Fire (The Elementals #3)
by Hanna Martine
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Hidden in the Hawaiian islands, there is magic pure enough to heal a broken heart…




In his last audience with the Senatus, Griffin hoped to establish a connection between his water-wielding race and the other elementals. Instead, he found himself drawn into a forbidden affair with the Chimeran general Keko. When it ended in a storm of fire and ice, Griffin was banned from the Senatus and Keko was stripped of her status.




Just as Griffin is given a second chance to prove himself worthy of a Senatus seat, he gets a call from Keko. Despite how it ended between them, she wants to hear his voice one last time before embarking on a suicide mission to save her people and redeem her name.




Despite her good intentions, members of the Senatus want her stopped—and Griffin volunteers to go after her. As he tracks his former lover through the untamed Hawaiian wilderness, she leads him straight to the source of all fire magic. But will the intense power they discover draw them back together or destroy them both?[/learn_more]


Unbound (The Forbidden Bond #1)
by Cat Miller
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Girl gone wild…




College is supposed to be a time of discovery, but Danielle Vaughn never imaged it would be like this: heightened senses, supernatural powers, and a sudden craving for human blood. Dani is a demi-vamp, the daughter of a human psychic and a vampire noble, a living secret kept hidden for twenty-one years.




As Dani’s heritage manifests itself, her thirst for blood is matched only by her hunger for Chase Diedrick. But as the son of the Vampire Council’s most powerful ruling family, Chase is already promised to another. Dani saw Council politics destroy her mother’s life; she won’t let the same thing happen to her. Besides, there’s no shortage of men who are eager to satisfy her every need, including the alluring vampire Kayden.




Unfortunately, Dani also has no shortage of enemies. Her heightened powers of telepathy and telekinesis attract the attention of a rogue vamp who preys on gifted vampires, absorbing their skills along with their lifeblood. Now, Dani must seek the Council’s help to quickly master her new vampire life…or risk losing it.[/learn_more]


Immortal Hunter
(Execution Underground #2)
by Kait Ballenger
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but at what price?




As an exorcist, David Aronowitz grew up the target of demonic assassins. Now he’s a member of the Execution Underground and hellspawn everywhere fear his name. But when a demon slips into the seductive body of the only woman he’s ever loved, David must confront the heartbreak of their past to save her.




The piece of her heart Allsún O’Hare gave to David so long ago left her trapped between two worlds: the Fae and the human. And when David comes to her rescue, fate reunites her with her
greatest temptation–and her biggest mistake.




Now, as they’re swept together into a wicked game with the demon who controls her, David must decide if saving Allsún’s life is worth sacrificing his own–and the future of humanity itself.[/learn_more]


Turned (The Belladonna Agency #1)
by Virna DePaul
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath.




Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand.




Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden.





But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules.




Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own.




When Ty claims to have information about Ana’s missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both.




Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?[/learn_more]


Magical Misfire (Southern Witch #3.5)
by Kimberly Frost
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]It was the best of times, it was the cursed of times—in this Southern Witch novella from national bestselling author Kimberly Frost.




Tammy Jo Trask is headed to Galveston, Texas for the Dickens on the Strand festival, but there’s no idyllic vacation in her future—not with two magically shrunken ladies trapped in her luggage. Jenna and Lucy were trying to kidnap Tammy Jo when she took them down a notch. The only trouble is she can’t reverse the spell and neither can her gorgeous wizard beau Bryn.




Now Tammy’s hoping to get help from a Galveston ghost named Sally O’Shea. In exchange for her help, Sally sends Tammy Jo and Bryn on a strange and mysterious mission. Bryn is convinced it’s a wild goose chase, but Sally has a few dark secrets up her spectral sleeves, and their fool’s errand quickly turns epic.[/learn_more]


Vampire’s Hunger (Awakening #1)
by Cynthia Garner
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]THE AWAKENING




In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, civilization no longer exists, and only the strongest survive. The few remaining humans must band together with supernatural beings to battle unspeakable evil-or all hope will be lost.




Kimber Treat is an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift: she can raise the dead. As a necromancer who works with the police, she communicates with murder victims to bring their killers to justice. But after a normal session goes horribly wrong, Kimber realizes she’s summoned something dark and sinister. She’s unwittingly unleashed the apocalypse, and everyone blames her . . . except Duncan MacDonnough, the devastatingly handsome vampire she can’t stop fantasizing about.




As society shuts down and flesh-eating hordes close in, Duncan vows to protect Kimber. He can keep her safe from others-but not from the insatiable carnal hunger he feels for her. Now racing to reverse the chaos she’s unleashed, Kimber can’t afford any distractions. But even as she succumbs to Duncan’s seduction, she fears that he has a hidden agenda. And with the line between life and death starting to blur, his secrets might kill her-or worse . . . [/learn_more]


Dream a Little Dream
by Megan Hart
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Can the man you meet in your dreams become your life mate? Don’t miss New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart’s scintillating romance…




The first time Mariella Finch made love to Butler Meadows they had just escaped from a soul-eating monster. What began as Butler’s nightmare turned into one of the most intensely exciting nights Mariella had ever had in the land of Ephemeros, the land of dreams. And in Ephemeros, Mariella has the power to shape reality and her physical appearance.




When Mariella finds Butler in the waking world, he doesn’t recognize her. Sweet and shy, Butler is the man she never knew she was looking for. But he’s reluctant to show the passion he feels free to release in their nocturnal rendezvous.




Mariella knows that she can use everything she learns about Butler in Ephemeros to make him love her. What she doesn’t know is if she wants a romance built on lies and fantasy—or if Butler will ever trust her if he knows the truth.[/learn_more]


Tempting the Demon
by Elle James
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Dead demons keep turning up across the city. And it’s up to Katya Danske, member of the NYPD’s Paranormal Investigation Team, to stop whoever—or whatever—is behind the killing. But long, hot nights with her personal demon, sexy Blaise Michaels, are leaving her little energy to concentrate on her job.




Blaise understands Katya’s need for space, but now that he’s claimed her, he refuses to let his mate out of his sight. Not when a soul-sucking succubus and a massive storm threathen to throw the city into chaos. Besides, she needs his help to harness her own newly discovered powers. But can he convince her that the passion that binds them makes them stronger together than they are apart?[/learn_more]


The Wolf Siren
by Karen Whiddon
Paranormal Romance / Werewolves
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]When a werewolf and the beautiful siren he once saved meet again, resistance is futile…




As Pack Protector, Kane McGraw never gets involved with the victims he saves. But Lilly Gideon may be the one exception. She has intrigued him ever since he helped free her from a religious compound called Sanctuary. So when he learns that she’s still in danger, he can’t stay away—not even if it means exposing Lilly to the fanatics she’s trying to escape.




Years of psychological torture have left Lilly without the ability to control her shifter nature. Any man she touches is driven mad by an all-consuming desire. Though she wants Kane more than any man, she’s forced to deny him the release they most crave. That is, until he decides it’s time to take matters—and her—into his own hands….[/learn_more]


Immortal Cowboy
by Alexis Morgan
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Haunted by desire…




When Rayanne’s favourite uncle leaves her a secluded mountain cabin in his will, she feels an instinctive pull to the place—and to the ghost town nearby. But is she drawn there by her love of history? Or by the memory of the mysterious stranger whose ice-blue eyes have haunted her dreams since she was a girl?




She soon discovers that her destiny and the brooding gunslinger’s are intertwined. Wyatt carries the burden of a dark past, and Rayanne is the only woman who can bring him peace. But to give him the release he needs, she may need to sacrifice the most powerful love she’s ever known.[/learn_more]



Urban Fantasy:

Stone Cold (Broken Magic #2)
by Devon Monk
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The latest Broken Magic novel from national bestselling author Devon Monk.




Marked by Life and Death magic, Shame Flynn and Terric Conley are “breakers”—those who can use magic to its full extent. Most of the time, they can barely stand each other, but they know they have to work together to defeat a common enemy—rogue magic user Eli Collins.




Backed by the government, Eli is trying to use magic as a weapon by carving spells into the flesh of innocents and turning them into brainless walking bombs. To stop him, Shame and Terric will need to call on their magic, even as it threatens to consume them—because the price they must pay to wield Life and Death could change the very fate of the world…and magic itself.[/learn_more]


Ghost Seer (Ghost Seer #1)
by Robin D. Owens
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts…




When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy—and living—Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.




A former deputy sheriff, Zach is leaving a painful past behind in Montana for a new life in Denver as a private investigator, a job that has him crossing paths with beautiful Clare. Not that she minds. After the restless ghost of a Wild West gunman demands her assistance, Clare finds herself needing Zach more and more—and not just for help. [/learn_more]


Games Creatures Play (Anthology)
by Charlaine Harris, William Kent Krurger, Laura Lippman, etc
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Includes a brand-new story featuring Sookie Stackhouse and Manfred Bernardo




ALL-NEW TALES OF UNUSUAL ATHLETICS BY JAN BURKE * DANA CAMERON * ADAM-TROY CASTRO * BRENDAN DuBOIS * CHARLAINE HARRIS * TONI L. P. KELNER * CAITLIN KITTREDGE * WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER * ELLEN KUSHNER * MERCEDES LACKEY * JOE R. LANSDALE * LAURA LIPPMAN * SEANAN McGUIRE * BRANDON SANDERSON * SCOTT SIGLER




Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this all-new story collection of the most peculiar plays ever made…





Sports fans live and die by their teams’ successes and failures—though not literally. But these fourteen authors have written spirited—in more ways than one—new tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched.[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

Prince’s Fire (Hearts and Thrones #3)
by Amy Raby
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]As the sister of the Kjallan emperor, Celeste cannot choose where to bestow her heart…




The imperial princess has been offered in marriage to the Prince of Inya as part of an alliance needed to ensure Kjall’s military prowess. And despite having been hurt in the past by men using her to gain power, Celeste finds herself falling for the passionate fire mage.




Prince Rayn has no intention of allying his country with the militaristic Kjallans. But his political enemies at home may be the greater threat. The princess’s beauty and intelligence catch him off guard, throwing an unexpected and dangerous hurdle in the way of his plans.




As a deadly political plot threatens Rayn’s life, the attraction between Celeste and Rayn ignites into a sizzling affair. But to save her people and herself, Celeste will have to discover if Rayn’s intentions are true or risk having her love burn her yet again…[/learn_more]


Covenant (The Books of Raziel #2)
by Sabrina Benulis
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The haunting gothic tale started in Archon continues-a mesmerizing work of the paranormal in which a young woman discovers that she is caught in a labyrinth of intrigue where angels, demons, and all the creatures between Heaven and Hell will stop at nothing to possess her.




A year ago, Angela Mathers, a talented artist with a tortured soul, enrolled at the Westwood Academy and encountered the angels who haunted her dreams. Then she discovered the dark truth … she is the Archon, a being of supreme power who will determine the fate of the universe. But with such power comes great danger, and for every force seeking to aid Angela there is another burning to stop her. After a scheming demon kidnaps the Book of Raziel, Angela must find her way through a nightmarish game and enter the Door to Hell to rescue her only friend before it is too late.




The perilous fate of both Heaven and Hell rests on her success.[/learn_more]


The Rising King (Keepers of Life #3)
by Shea Berkley
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The summer before Dylan Kennedy’s senior year in high school is turning out to be anything but boring. Ridiculously hot girlfriend? Check. Killing evil Dark Souls who suddenly have aspirations of taking over the magical realm of Teag because its protective spell is gone? Check. Not even Teag’s King, Dylan’s father, Baun, can stop them. People are dying, and a dark magic that his girlfriend, Kera, received from Baun is growing stronger. Dylan wants to believe Kera is suppressing the darkness that’s in her, but every day he sees her control slip just a little more. Baun sends Dylan to find a powerful magic to stop the Dark Souls, a magic so strong Baun hid it so no one else could use it. What Dylan doesn’t expect to find on his quest are consequences that could end the lives of those closest to him.[/learn_more]


The Ring and The Crown
(The Ring and the Crown #1)
by Melissa de la Cruz
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the Lily Throne, and Aelwyn Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. But who will rule, and who will serve?




Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second, Supreme Ruler of the Franco-British Empire. With the help of her Head Merlin, Emrys, Eleanor has maintained her stranglehold on the world’s only source of magic. She rules the most powerful empire the world has ever seen.




But even with the aid of Emrys’ magic, Eleanor’s extended lifespan is nearing its end. The princess must marry and produce an heir or the Empire will be vulnerable to its greatest enemy, Prussia. The two kingdoms must unite to end the war, and the only solution is a match between Marie and Prince Leopold VII, heir to the Prussian throne. But Marie has always loved Gill, her childhood friend and soldier of the Queen’s Guard.




Together, Marie and Aelwyn, a powerful magician in her own right, come up with a plan. Aelwyn will take on Marie’s face, allowing the princess to escape with Gill and live the quiet life she’s always wanted. And Aelwyn will get what she’s always dreamed of–the chance to rule. But the court intrigue and hunger for power in Lenoran England run deeper than anyone could imagine. In the end, there is only rule that matters in Eleanor’s court: trust no one.[/learn_more]


Illusion (Chronicles of Nick #5)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Be careful what you wish for . . . You just might get it.Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.




But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe . . . Even the son of a hated demon. Most of all, he sees that his powers aren’t the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can’t imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.




Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever in #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s fifth novel in The Chronicles of Nick series, Illusion.[/learn_more]


Creators (The Lost Souls #3)
by Tiffany Truitt
Young Adult / Dystopian
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Heartbroken but more determined than ever after a tense showdown in the woods, sixteen-year-old Tess once again returns to the safety of her community of Isolationists. Bolstered by new alliances and desperate to protect those she loves, this time she knows she can return stronger and more powerful than ever to take back what is hers.




As she trains in combat and grows more confident, Tess receives beautiful letters penned by her forbidden love, the chosen one James, from his prison in Templeton. He is now serving as a bodyguard to the creators—the team of scientists who created artificial life in the first place. And what he has discovered about the true origin of the illness that halted natural life could change everything. Enemy will become ally and death will bring new hope in this stunning conclusion to Tiffany Truitt’s epic Lost Souls trilogy. [/learn_more]



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19 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: April 1st

    • My dog woke me up at 3 AM, so I said WTH I might as well start reading The King. Unfortunately, the lack of sleep caught up with me and I haven’t gotten to far into it.

  1. There is more than The King releasing today?? I was looking at that one so hard, I missed all the others (to be honest, I’m not familiar with any of the others). 🙂

  2. THE KING! I’m both nervous and excited for that book. I love the BDB series so much, but the recent books have all started focusing on so many different characters rather than just the main couple (and gotten LONG) and that’s made my interest wane a bit. Still, this is Wrath so I have to read it:) Thanks for this awesome list Carmel!

  3. That’s a lot of books! I’m most interested in the UF pile, I already read Devon Monk’s Stone Cold, a great ending to a duology that spun off of her Allie Beckstrom series.

  4. I read about a fourth of Turned(ARC)and it ended up a DNF for me which is very unusual for me when reading an ARC. I am sure lots of people will love it, it just didn’t do it for me.It’s UF so that was unusual for me to not finish as well. (the fact that I had 4 to read for an April 1st release date-might have had something to do with it!)