Paranormal New Releases: April 8th

Posted April 8, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 25 Comments


Young Adult:

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1)
by Kelley Armstrong
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author, takes an exciting new direction with this big, breathtaking blend of fantasy, romance, horror, and pulse-pounding action, perfect for fans of Graceling and Game of Thrones.




Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood, beginning with their sixteenth birthday. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of the spirits, they lead an annual trip into the Forest of the Dead. There, the veil between the living world and the beyond is thinnest, and the girls pay respect to the spirits who have passed.




But this year, their trip goes dreadfully wrong.




With all the heart-stopping romance and action that have made her a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and set in an unforgettably rich and dangerous world, this first epic book in the Age of Legends trilogy will appeal to Kelley Armstrong’s legions of fans around the world and win her many new ones.[/learn_more]


Dreams of Gods & Monsters
(Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3)
by Laini Taylor
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she’s ever known.




When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat–and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves–maybe even toward love.




From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.[/learn_more]


Plus One
by Elizabeth Fama
Young Adult / Dystopian
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.




Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.




Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.[/learn_more]


Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle #1)
by Rachel Hawkins
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.




Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him–and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.




With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y’all beg for more.[/learn_more]


Burn Out (Burn Out #1)
by Kristi Helvig
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth’s final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns “red giant,” but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.




Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone–her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun–one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.




When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora’s fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father’s request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.[/learn_more]


Fractured Truth (Fractured Light #3)
by Rachel McClellan
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Llona is determined to end the fight with the Vykens once and for all. All she needs is to find and destroy the Shadow—the ultimate source of dark power. But when she makes a startling discovery about someone she loves, Llona has to fight the toughest battle yet in this exciting conclusion to the Fractured Light series.[/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

Unnatural by J.A. Belfield
Unnatural (Holloway Pack #4)
by J.A. Belfield
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Unnatural. One word to sum up werewolf Kyle Larsen—his mood swings, abnormal body, and choice of female.




The first two, he blames on the vampire venom.



The third, though? No, feline shifter Brook Nicholls was all his doing—a female of whom the pack will never approve.




As part of the Coalition, an organisation with even stricter rules than the pack and a rigidly warped sense of responsibility, Brook comes with a whole lot of opposition of her own.




No wonder the two of them keep their relationship secret for as long as they can.




Now, distanced from his family by his own indiscretions, Kyle’s left to fight battles he’s unsure how to win—some of them even against his own pack.




Is one woman really so important that he’s willing to defy his Alpha for her?




If his heart has any say in the matter, the answer will be yes.[/learn_more]


Mine to Claim (Damaged Hearts #1)
by A.C. Arthur
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts—a deeply emotional, unforgettable New Adult paranormal romance series by A.C. Arthur about the men who are sworn to protect the females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature…




In Mine to Claim by A.C. Arthur, Grace Kincaid has been trapped her whole life. Controlled in every way by her domineering parents, she has never had any moment of excitement or passion in all her eighteen years. When a rare night out with a friend ends in violence, Grace believes that perhaps her parents are right to keep her under lock and key. There’s just one problem—she can’t get the irresistibly sexy, mysterious man who saved her from danger out of her head. She knows she should go back to her safe world, but her newfound passion for life—and for her enigmatic protector—are making that impossible…




Despite his strength and power, Aidan Sanchez cannot escape. Bound by his Shifter bloodline, he is repulsed by the very attributes his family wishes him to embrace. His main goal is to keep his more dangerous…hungers… under wraps. But when a fight at a club forces Aidan to protect the most alluring woman he’s ever seen, there’s no turning back. He knows he shouldn’t drag her into his world, but she’s awakened a fire within him, and for once, he’s willing to lose control if it means having Grace… [/learn_more]


Silent Bite: A Scanguards Wedding
(Scanguards Vampires #8.5)
by Tina Folsom
Paranormal Romance / Erotic
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]New York Times Bestselling Author Tina Folsom presents: Silent Bite (A Scanguards Wedding), Scanguards Vampires 8 1/2




Newbie vampire Oliver and Ursula, the woman he saved from a blood brothel, are finally tying the knot. But with Ursula’s old fashioned Chinese parents arriving in town for the traditional wedding, chaos soon breaks out–with Oliver always one step away from accidentally revealing to his soon-to-be inlaws that he and his extended Scanguards family are vampires.




Amidst all the chaos and confusion, will there ever be a private moment for Oliver and Ursula to consummate their union in a blood bond?[/learn_more]


A Dance In Blood Velvet (Blood Wine #2)
by Freda Warrington
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]For the love of her vampire suitor, Karl, Charlotte has forsaken her human life. Now her only contact with humans is when she hunts them down to feed. Her thirst for blood repulses her but its fulfilment brings ecstasy.




The one light in the shadows is the passion that burns between her and Karl. A love that it seems will last for eternity – until Karl’s former lover, the seductively beautiful Katerina, is rescued from the Crystal Ring. For nearly fifty years she has lain, as dead, in the icy depths of the Weisskalt. Now she wants to reclaim her life … and Karl. In despair, Charlotte turns to the prima ballerina Violette Lenoir, an ice maiden who only thaws when she dances. Charlotte is fascinated as she has been by no other human, longing to bring joy to the dancer. But her obsession opens the flood-gates to a far darker threat than the vampires could ever have imagined. For Violette is more than human and if she succumbs to the vampire’s kiss it could unleash a new terror … [/learn_more]



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25 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: April 8th

  1. So excited for a lot of these, particularly Sea of Shadows, Rebel Belle and Plus One. Thanks for sharing, Carmel! I need to see if our local bookstores have these already. ^_^

  2. I keep forgetting about Rebel Belle! I adore Rachel Hawkins, so I can’t believe that one keeps slipping off my radar. Really excited to read Sea of Shadows, I’ve been wanting it for what feels like forever. Thanks for this week’s list Carmel!

  3. Today is the day of SO MANY GOOD ONES. Dreams of Gods & Monsters – I AM SO EXCITED FOR IT. And Plus One, and Rebel Belle, and Sea of Shadows. Great post!

  4. Dreams of Gods and Monsters is finally here :’) Also, even if Plus One has had not so amazing reviews, I’m glad that this gorgeous cover can be found in bookstores now. Oh, and yay for so many paranormal books. You girls are probably happy about this 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing, Carmel!