Paranormal New Releases: May 20th

Posted May 20, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 37 Comments

Paranormal Romance:

Ghouls Rush In (Peyton Clark #1)
by H.P. Mallory
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Do you believe in love after life?




Looking for a fresh start, Peyton Clark becomes the proud owner of a piece of New Orleans history: an Antebellum-era two-story house in the Garden District. It’s going to take time and a fat wallet to restore the fixer-upper to its former glory, but after her recent divorce, Peyton could use the distraction.




It’s not long before Peyton discovers she’s moved into the haunted home of a flirtatious paranormal prankster. She’s receiving kisses from unseen lips and caresses from a ghostly hand, and soon she begins to have vivid dreams, bringing her face-to-face with the incomparably handsome ghost of Drake Montague.




When Peyton grows closer to her general contractor, Ryan Kelly—who is as charming as he is alive—the chill in the air could only suggest Drake’s jealousy from beyond the grave. But even though she’s definitely attracted to and interested in Ryan, Peyton also can’t get Drake out of her dreams, or her heart, as she begins to uncover the frightening truth behind his death a century ago…[/learn_more]


Perfect Mate (Shifters Unbound #4.5)
by Jennifer Ashley
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Cormac has been moving from one Shiftertown to the next in search of a mate. Now he’s in Southern Nevada, where a beautiful, unmated bear Shifter greets him…with a shotgun in her hands.




Nell is a hot-tempered mother of two cubs, and she doesn’t take kindly to new Shifters showing up in town without her consent—even one with a sexy smile and brilliant blue eyes.




But when her sons are endangered and she desperately needs help protecting them, Cormac proves he’s worthy of her trust as well as her desire.[/learn_more]


Mating Brand (Mating Heat #3)
by Laurann Dohner
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Brand meets his dream girl in college—a half-human, half-leopard shapeshifter who cannot shift. Werewolves and cats are natural enemies but the power of their sexual chemistry overwhelms them. She steals his heart and makes him whole. When she abandons him it fractures his world and he knows no woman can ever take her place. Though many seek his attention, he is cold and unattainable.




The love they share is soul deep but the fate of Charma’s family lies in her hands. The memory of every heated touch they share will cut out both their hearts when she leaves him but to save them all, she must run. After nine years of desolation and heartbreak Charma is back. She risks forfeiting her life to warn Brand of an impending attack but she doesn’t hesitate. Brand has her in his arms once more and he will never lose her again.[/learn_more]


Fire Rising Part 2 (Dark Kings #2)
by Donna Grant
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Tristan, the newest Dragon King, is having a tough time fitting in. Despite his ability to transform into a proud, strong dragon at will, no one knows where he came from or how he became a Dragon King, including himself. When trouble arises in the form of the mob, Tristan is going to have to put aside his questions and band with the other Dragon Kings to protect Dreagan. As if things weren’t complicated enough, he is about to find something worth fighting for more important than the Dragon Kings…




Sammie Miller, pub owner in Oban, has been scorned by her business partner—and former lover. Used as a front for money laundering with the mob, Sammie is in great danger once she realizes what has happened. Barely escaping, she plans to rest at Dreagan for only a day before going back on the run. When Tristan swears to protect her, Sammie thinks his efforts will be in vain—the mob is too powerful, and it will take more than the average man’s devotion to keep her safe. But the closer she gets to Tristan, and the more he learns his secrets, Sammie can’t deny that having a Dragon King who worships you, body and soul, isn’t such a bad thing…[/learn_more]


Double Hexed (Stormwalker #2.5)
by Jennifer Ashley
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Trapped in her hotel by powerful magic, half-Navajo Stormwalker Janet Begay must find a way out in this novella from the author of Wild Wolf…




Running a little hotel in the southwestern town of Magellan, Janet is used to the occasional problem that requires a plumber or an electrician. But what begins with a leaky faucet in room number 6 leads to a terrifying warning: You are doomed.




Soon a powerful hex traps Janet in the hotel with her friends and her lover, Mick, a biker with the power to shift into a dragon—and the power to calm the raging storm magic inside her. While the close quarters stir a passion between them, they must focus their energy on the impending dangers from outside the hotel—and the ones within…
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The Wolf Siren and Demon Wolf
by Karen Whiddon & Bonnie Vanak
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]These two werewolves are determined to save the women they want!




THE WOLF SIREN




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. So when he learns that she’s still in danger, he can’t stay away and it’s time to take matters—and her—into his own hands….




DEMON WOLF




When Navy SEAL Commander Dale Curtis encounters the mysterious Keira Solomon, he doesn’t remember her—but his body does. Her presence brings up half-hidden memories of torture at the hands of demons. But there’s something magickal about them and together they can combat the dark forces—if Dale can learn to trust Keira…and his heart.[/learn_more]


Untamed Wolf and Immortal Cowboy
by Linda O. Johnston & Alexis Morgan
Paranormal Roamance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Dark passion… Haunting desire… Who can resist these two heroes?




UNTAMED WOLF




Badass military sergeant by day. Fierce wolf by night. Shape-shifter Jason Connell’s freedom is riding on a covert assignment, and his desires are tested by his sexy new superior, Lieutenant Sara McLinder. Even though she doesn’t believe in his extraordinary abilities, he’s drawn to her. And when Alpha Force is threatened, his instinct to protect Sara eclipses everything.




IMMORTAL COWBOY




Rayanne Allen feels an instinctive pull to the secluded cabin she’s inherited—and to the ghost town nearby. Could it be the memory of the mysterious gunslinger Wyatt McCain who haunts her dreams? Or the man himself? She is the only woman who can bring him peace. But to do so, she might sacrifice the most powerful love she’s ever known.[/learn_more]



Urban Fantasy:

Sixth Grave on the Edge
(Charley Davidson #6)
by Darynda Jones
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it’s time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?




Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn’t come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.




Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she’s used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.[/learn_more]


Against the Dawn
Against the Dawn (Shaede Assassin #4)
by Amanda Bonilla
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Six months can feel like just a couple of weeks when you’ve been away in another realm. Literally.




Now that Darian is back in Seattle, she’s ready to face the life—and the man—she left behind. But it’s not going to be easy when a ghost from her past shows up looking to wreak havoc on Seattle’s supernatural crime scene.




Darian isn’t as careless as she used to be, though. She and Tyler, her sexy Jinn protector, have come a long way in the trust department. And it’s a good thing too—because when Ty contracts her to assassinate a wickedly powerful supernatural who goes by the name of Mithras, it will take all her faith in Ty, and herself, to get the job done.




While Darian does whatever it takes to get to her mark, Xander, the Shaede King is busy making plans of his own. With Darian’s attention divided between Lorik’s secrets and her mission she might not be able to stop Xander from doing anything in his power to separate Darian from her sworn protector and in the process, destroy his own kingdom…[/learn_more]


Make Me Burn (Fireborne #2)
by R.G. Alexander
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]One wrong step and it could all go up in flames…




Aziza Jane Stewart is the last of the Fireborne, and so far it’s been nothing but a curse, destroying her family and putting everyone she loves in danger. Now she’s on a quest to find her brother’s portion of the power that flows in her veins and track down the murdering Jiniyr who still threaten her loved ones.




She and her Enforcer lover Brandon are officially “in a relationship”, but she’s still torn between two men who both set her on fire. Brandon’s duties are driving a wedge between them, and her need to protect her Jinn guardian isn’t helping. Exiled and stripped of his powers, Ram is focused on satisfying his darkest urges…and tempting her to come along for the ride.




When Aziza discovers Brandon has been keeping news of ritualistic murders from her and the evidence is pointing at Ram, all bets are off. It’s time to find her own answers, embrace what’s inside her and make her own rules, damn the consequences.




WARNING:Explicit content, even more danger and heavy drinking than book one, fetish clubs and role-play, whips and chains, voyeurism, exhibitionism, as well as more inappropriate use of supernatural powers for deviant activities… Burning down the house.[/learn_more]



Steampunk:

The Kraken King and the Crumbling Walls
(Iron Seas #4.6)
by Meljean Brook
Steampunk
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Reunited, Ariq and Zenobia must journey over the red wall and make a desperate appeal to the one woman with enough power to halt the marauders’ plans—the Empress of Nippon.




But even the Kraken King cannot demand the attentions of an empress. Masked and quarantined, Ariq and Zenobia are forced to bide their time. Despite the fact that they are as physically close as two people can be, Zenobia is trying to keep the man she can’t help but love at a distance, terrified she’ll be hurt again. And all the while, the mysteries of the Living City grow around them…[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

Thunderstruck (Weather Witch #3)
by Shannon Delany
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Jordan, Rowen and the crews of both the Tempest and the Artemesia strike out for Philadelphia to start a revolution aimed at abolishing slavery and changing their stormpowered society to one that runs on previously repressed steam innovations and will allow for true equality. But can Jordan and Rowen come back together after all the things determined to drive them apart?[/learn_more]


Dangerous Creatures
(Dangerous Creatures #1)
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she’s a bad girl. She’s Dark. She’s a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she’s around. Lucky for her, Wesley “Link” Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley.




When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride-and she has her own reasons. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn’t hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.[/learn_more]


Reborn (Shadow Falls: After Dark #1)
by C.C. Hunter
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Enter Shadow Falls: After Dark and meet a vampire named Della, who’s about to discover what her own story is meant to be. . . .




Della had the perfect life—the family, a boyfriend, and a bright future—until she was turned, and abandoned by everyone she loves. She takes refuge at Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with paranormal powers. It’s where she and her best friends, Kylie and Miranda, heal their heartbreak with laughter, and where Della is training to be a paranormal investigator—and she refuses to be distracted. That means there’s no time for romance with Steve, a gorgeous shapeshifter whose kisses melt her heart.   When a new vampire named Chase shows up at camp, Della’s world is thrown into even more chaos. Arrogant and annoyingly sexy, Chase is a mystery . . . and the only mystery Della likes is one she can solve. She can’t solve Chase, at least not while she’s dealing with ghostly hauntings, vampire gangs and a web of family secrets. Can she prove herself as an investigator and keep her life—and her heart—intact?[/learn_more]


End Times
by Anna Schumacher
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Carbon County, Wyoming is like a current running through Daphne’s heart.




When life gets too tough to bear in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyd’s home, where she believes she’ll find solace in the silent hills of her childhood summers. But Daphne’s Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and it’s not silence that welcomes her. It’s the sound of trumpets.




Daphne’s desire to start again in simple country comfort is instantly dashed as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here. And incredible occurrences soon support their belief. Daphne does all she can to keep her head down and ignore the signs. She works a job at the local oil rig, helps around the house, hangs out with her pregnant cousin Janie and gets to know Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout at the rig. But soon a startling discovery shatters her resolve and calls into question all her doubts and fears.




Daphne landed in Carbon County for a reason. She only has to read the signs—and believe.[/learn_more]


Mortal Enchantment
Mortal Enchantment
(Mortal Enchantment #1)
by Stacey O’Neale
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In Kalin Matthew’s world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she’s built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she’s attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.




Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.




To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.




As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more…[/learn_more]


V is for Villain
by Peter Moore
Young Adult / Sci Fi
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Brad Baron is used to looking lame compared to his older brother, Blake. Though Brad’s basically a genius, Blake is a superhero in the elite Justice Force. And Brad doesn’t measure up at his high school, either, where powers like super-strength and flying are the norm. So when Brad makes friends who are more into political action than weight lifting, he’s happy to join a new crew-especially since it means spending more time with Layla, a girl who may or may not have a totally illegal, totally secret super-power. And with her help, Brad begins to hone a dangerous new power of his own.




But when they’re pulled into a web of nefarious criminals, high-stakes battles, and startling family secrets, Brad must choose which side he’s on. And once he does, there’s no turning back. [/learn_more]


The Staff of Serapis
(Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover #2)
by Rick Riordan
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Riordan has already released a crossover story that involves Percy Jackson meeting Carter Kane from the Kane Chronicles series that involves Egyptian mythology. This short story has been a long time coming for fans, who have been wanting to see the two worlds collide for quite a while.




Luckily, Riordan has been planning more crossover stories like this, the next of which will involve Sadie Kane meeting Annabeth Chase. We definitely can’t wait for that interaction! The reaction to the first crossover story, “Son of Sobek,” was very positive, so we’re sure fans will enjoy the second and third just as much.




In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself. . . [/learn_more]



Fantasy / Science Fiction:

The Girl in the Road
by Monica Byrne
Science Fiction
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on vastly different journeys—each harrowing and urgent and wholly unexpected.




When Meena finds snakebites on her chest, her worst fears are realized: someone is after her and she must flee India. As she plots her exit, she learns of The Trail, an energy-harvesting bridge spanning the Arabian Sea that has become a refuge for itinerant vagabonds and loners on the run. This is her salvation. Slipping out in the cover of night, with a knapsack full of supplies including a pozit GPS system, a scroll reader, and a sealable waterproof pod, she sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth.




Meanwhile, Mariama, a young girl in Africa, is forced to flee her home. She joins up with a caravan of misfits heading across the Sahara. She is taken in by Yemaya, a beautiful and enigmatic woman who becomes her protector and confidante. They are trying to reach Addis Abba, Ethiopia, a metropolis swirling with radical politics and rich culture. But Mariama will find a city far different than she ever expected—romantic, turbulent, and dangerous.




As one heads east and the other west, Meena and Mariama’s fates are linked in ways that are mysterious and shocking to the core.[/learn_more]


Thief’s Magic (Millennium’s Rule #1)
by Trudi Canavan
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, discovers a sentient book in an ancient tomb. Vella was once a young sorcerer-maker, until she was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been gathering information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen’s world faces.




Elsewhere, in a land ruled by the priests since a terrible war depleted all but a little magic, Rielle the dyer’s daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she knows from her ability to sense the stain it leaves behind that she has a talent for it, and that there are people willing to teach her how to use it, should she ever need to risks the Angels’ wrath.




Further away, a people called the Travelers live their entire lives on the move, trading goods from one world to another. They know that each world has its own store of magic, reducing or increasing a sorcerer’s abilities, so that if one entered a weak world they may be unable to leave it again. Each family maintains a safe trading route passed down through countless generations and modified whenever local strife makes visiting dangerous. But this is not the only knowledge the Travelers store within their stories and songs, collected over millennia spent roaming the universe. They know a great change is due, and that change brings both loss and opportunity.[/learn_more]



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37 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: May 20th

  1. Putting these lists together sure looks like a lot of work. I always look at the Steampunk portion, then scroll all the way down to the fantasy part. I deliberately skip a lot of your hard work! I am so sorry.

  2. Wahh, cover love alert on a good few of these babies!! My one-click finger is screaming “Yeees!!” at like at least 4 of those, my CC, TBR pile and spleen are wailing “Nooo!!”, haha.
    You’re getting eviler by the week, I swear!! I love & hate it, lol, every week. My evil dark little soul very much approves of this CC-crisis-inducing list, yes, yes.

  3. I need to read some of Jennifer Ashley’s other books. I’ve read and loved her historical romances, but haven’t tried her paranormal books yet. Must do that Carmel! Really excited for Mortal Enchantment as well, I’ve heard such good things about that one!

  4. Oh wow, I missed A LOT!!! That’s what I get for trying to create the post a few weeks in advance so I would have it done while I as gone! So glad you’re there to let me know what I missed 🙂

  5. Trudi Canavan’s Thief’s Magic – started it last night! Magic and archaeologists (well, so far it seems they’re more like tomb raiders!) I just couldn’t resist 🙂