Paranormal New Releases: May 27th

Posted May 27, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 10 Comments


Urban Fantasy:

Ski Game
Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15)
by Jim Butcher
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day….




Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.




He doesn’t know the half of it….




Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains—led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone—to break into the highest-security vault in town so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.




It’s a smash-and-grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world—which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he’s dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.




Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess—assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance…[/learn_more]


Banishing the Dark (Arcadia Bell #4)
by Jenn Bennett
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In this new installment in a beloved urban fantasy series, gutsy renegade mage and tiki bar owner Arcadia Bell faces the last danger standing between her old identity and a new future she desperately wants: herself.




After surviving a supernatural battle with Hellfire Club leader Ambrose Dare, Cady and her demon boyfriend, Lon Butler, journey across California to find the source of her mysterious Moonchild origins. But the further they travel, the stranger the revelations about her parents’ past occult lives. Can Cady keep what’s rightfully hers, or will she have make the ultimate sacrifice to stop her murderous mother from crossing the planes?[/learn_more]


The Given (Celestial Blues #3)
by Vicki Pettersson
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The dramatic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson’s critically acclaimed Celestial Blues series—an inventive blend of paranormal romance, noir mystery, and urban fantasy—involving a fallen angel and a flesh-and-blood rockabilly reporter.




After learning his wife survived the attack that killed him fifty years earlier, angel/PI Griffin Shaw is determined to find Evelyn Shaw, no matter the cost. Yet his obsession comes at a price. Grif has had to give up his burgeoning love for reporter Katherine “Kit” Craig, the woman who made life worth living again, and dedicate himself to finding one he no longer knows.




Yet when Grif is attacked again, it becomes clear that there are forces in both the mortal and heavenly realm who’d rather see him dead than unearth the well-buried secrets of his past. If he’s to survive his second go-round on the Surface, Grif will have to convince Kit to reunite with him professionally, and help uncover decades of police corruption, risking both their lives . . . and testing the limits to what one angel is really willing to give for love.[/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

Air Bound (Sisters of the Heart #3)
by Christine Feehan
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The sisters of Sea Haven, bound by the heart and the magical power of the elements, return in this soul-stirring new novel from Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spirit Bound…




For as far back as she can remember, Airiana Ridell has always been aware of her extraordinary gift. She can intuit revealing and illuminating ‘patterns’ in the air around her-whether in a spray of mist, in billowing clouds, or in the dense swirls of an impenetrable fog. Her abilities led to her placement in a secret government training facility when she was a child, but everything changed after her mother was murdered.




Airiana fled the program, but she couldn’t outrun the desperate members of a shadowy cabal who want her, who need her, who will kill to get her. Kidnapped and held aboard a ship bound for dangerous seas, her only chance for rescue is Maxim Prakenskii. He has his reasons for helping her, but he isn’t about to reveal them to Airiana. Not yet. Not as the two are drawn together as moth to flame. Not when there are so many secrets yet untold that could shatter the quaint community of Sea Haven and all who reside there…[/learn_more]


Fire Rising Part 3 (Dark Kings #2)
by Donna Grant
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Excitement and passion ignite in the third serial of Fire Rising by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.




In Fire Rising: Part 3, Sammi is reeling after discovering that Tristan invaded her mind. Shocked that this is the same man—and dragon—that she trusted her heart and body to, Sammi runs, determined to not look back. But when she stumbles upon a dark secret of Tristan’s that shakes her to the very core, she knows she must forgive him if she is to love him…




Tristan wasn’t expecting to come face-to-face with his past when he found Sammi. And with the Dark Fae closing in, he doesn’t have time to do anything other than fight for the one he loves…[/learn_more]


Kiss of Wrath (Deadly Angels #4)
by Sandra Hill
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The vangels are back in Kiss of Wrath, the latest in Sandra Hill’s bestselling Dark Angels series




No wicked wenches or wild rampages . . . it’s been centuries since Mordr the Berserker was turned into a vangel—a Viking vampire angel—as punishment for his sin of wrath, and he’s been frustrated ever since.




It’s not so bad being stuck in modern-day Las Vegas. What better place to slay Lucipires, or demon vampires, than the original Sin City? But then Mordr Sigurdsson’s mission is expanded to a new assignment: protect lust-worthy Miranda Hart.




Miranda’s well-ordered life turned into chaos when she unexpectedly inherited her late cousin’s five children. Now, her cousin’s dangerous husband is about to be paroled, and she needs a miracle to keep them all safe.




That miracle arrives on her doorstep in the form of a very buff, handsome man with a very strange name. Mordr wants nothing to do with a red-haired wench or children. Miranda wants nothing to do with a gorgeous hunk who claims to be a Viking.




As Miranda and Mordr give in to temptation, they must decide if they fit in each other’s worlds—before their enemies close in on them.[/learn_more]


Hunt the Darkness
(Guardians of Eternity #11)
by Alexandra Ivy
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The vampire, Roke, is raw, sensual, always in control. Yet somehow he’s allowed the unthinkable to happen: a nymph-like witch named Sally has used her magic to trick Roke into mating with her. The pair will remain bound for eternity unless Sally breaks the spell. The trouble is, she has no idea how. . .




Mating with Roke was an accident; at least that’s what Sally keeps telling herself. She’s on the hunt for her demon father, whose identity holds the key to releasing the spell. The search won’t be easy with Roke shadowing Sally’s every move. As they mate with a ferocity that leaves them both aching for more, Sally isn’t sure if her world is more dangerous without Roke—or with him. . .[/learn_more]


Born of Stone (Gargoyle Masters #1)
by Missy Jane
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Within a body strong as stone beats a heart ready for love.




For seventy years, Orestes and his eleven gargoyle brothers have done their duty to protect King Kadmos’s realm. There’s only one annoyance in his life—humans.




He’s content to leave them to their idol worship. Until he notices a small, frail woman serving at his table, doing her best to remain invisible. Something about her calls to him like no human before.




Astrid is terrified. Not only of the powerful magical creature with inhuman strength, but of the staff overseer’s lash for calling attention to herself. Instead she is whisked away to paradise, bathed, fed, and made love to by Orestes as if she is his reason to live. But she isn’t naïve enough to believe she is anything more than a temporary diversion.




When Orestes is called away to search for a missing brother, Astrid is kidnapped by a traitor intent on using her to bend Orestes to his will. Little do the lovers know that the connection between them is no weakness, but a strength their enemies would be fools to underestimate…




Warning: This book contains paranormal fighting, steamy sex scenes, strong-willed females, and men made of stone who prove to be soft as butter in the right woman’s hands.[/learn_more]


Unforgiven (The Forbidden Bond #2)
by Cat Miller
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Things are about to heat up…




Brandi Vaughn wishes she could stand out. She’d do anything to get out from behind the shadow of her socialite family—which now includes Dani, her half sister, recently discovered to be the most powerful vampire known to their kind.




But Brandi is more extraordinary than anyone realizes. The fiery young vamp has a secret elemental power—an inner flame that she must keep under control so as not to reveal herself to the dangerous rogue vampire targeting exceptional talents like hers. But when two desperate followers of the Rogue attempt to kidnap Dani during her wedding ceremony, Brandi lets loose with a pyrotechnic display that doesn’t go unnoticed…




As the vampire nation comes face-to-face with the threat of the Shade army, Brandi is caught in an emotional tug of war between the light and the dark. Torn between the affections of lovers from both factions, she will need to choose who to trust with her heart: a warrior or a rogue.[/learn_more]


Moon Shine (Takhini Wolves #4)
by Vivian Arend
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]When the past hurts, it bites.




Meet Evan Stone. Laid-back, in-control Alpha of the Takhini Wolves. Life’s not perfect, but he’s got a good handle on his world. At least, he did—until the night he ends up in jail, soaking wet and wondering what the hell just happened.




The “what” is Amy Ryba, a vengeful female who’s decided it’s long past time to make Evan pay for his sins. Amy has spent years tracking him down, and the last nine months working in secret to destroy him. She’s ready for anything—except discovering the shifter she hates is her mate.




Suddenly, Evan’s not so very in control, of himself or his pack. And unless Amy can learn to forgive and forget, she’ll have to do the unthinkable: reject her mate.




With two packs watching, one thing is certain. Their personal issues won’t stay personal for long. If Amy and Evan can’t find a way to work together, there won’t be a happily-ever-after for them…or any of the wolves of Whitehorse.




Warning: Contains angsty wolves. Lots of angsty wolves causing explosions of all sorts, playing bad pranks, hacking computers, and having angry sex against a wall or two. Not all at the same time, though, because that would be silly.[/learn_more]


Savage Chains: Captured
(Men in Chains #1.5)
by Caris Roane
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]An undercover operative, Reyes is posing as a buyer to bring down an illegal sex-slavery ring operating out of vampire BDSM clubs. His mission—to infiltrate the inner circle and destroy them from the inside out—becomes infinitely more difficult when he recognizes the prize attraction at a slave auction: Angelica, the woman who stole his heart years ago. Against his better judgment, he buys her in order to save her from the club’s brutal customers. But now the woman who holds his heart despises him, believing he’s one of the human traffickers he’s out to destroy. But can he tell his beautiful captive the truth and risk everything?[/learn_more]


The Demon Creed (Demon Outlaws #3)
by Paula Altenburg
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]When the Godseeker assassin Creed investigates stories of children gone missing, the trail leads him to an isolated ranch that is rumored to be involved in the slave trade. The owner of the ranch orders the enslaved Nieve to find any weakness in Creed that can be used against him to stop his investigation.




But Creed’s secrets are buried deep. Or so he believes.




Nieve, who knows the intensity of an immortal’s allure firsthand, recognizes the demon in Creed at once. Fun-loving and irresistible to most women, Creed tries to keep his identity hidden, ease her fears and get to the truth the best way he knows how. Seduction.




But Nieve has her own secret—a demon who once tricked her and their half demon son who was sold into slavery.




In a race against the clock, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her child back, even if it means putting her trust in Creed. [/learn_more]


The Cursed (Krewe of Hunters #12)
by Heather Graham
Paranormal
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A haunted house in Key West




Hannah O’Brien, who grew up in the house and now runs it as a B and B, has always had a special ability to see a pair of resident ghosts. But when a man is murdered in the alley behind her place, she’s dismayed when his spirit appears, too, asking for help.




FBI agent Dallas Samson has a passionate interest in the murder, since the victim’s a colleague whose death is connected to the smuggling ring known as Los Lobos—the wolves. Now Dallas is even more committed to chasing them down….




Unaware that Dallas has certain abilities of his own, Hannah calls her cousin Kelsey O’Brien, a member of the FBI’s Krewe of Hunters, an elite unit of paranormal investigators. The present-day case is linked to a historical mystery involving salvagers, a curse and a sunken ship. Danger and desire bring Hannah and Dallas together, but to survive, they have to solve the mysteries of the past—and stay alive long enough to solve the crimes of the present![/learn_more]



Steampunk:

The Kraken King and the Empress’s Eyes
(Iron Seas #4.7)
by Meljean Brook
Steampunk
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In the imperial city, nothing escapes the attention of the empress’s spies. After a visit from an old friend rekindles her every fear, Zenobia must decide whether to trust Ariq with her heart—and the Kraken King must decide whether he can ever let her go.




But when danger invades their lovers’ sanctuary, Ariq and Zenobia will have to put aside their troubled emotions. Outwitting their enemies and the Empress will be no easy feat. Luckily, they have a few allies waiting in the wings…[/learn_more]


The Girl with the Windup Heart
(Steampunk Chronicles #4)
by Kady Cross
Steampunk
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In 1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin.




London’s underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End’s most dazzling circus.




Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be safe-especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends.




Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist’s maneuvers for long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he wields.[/learn_more]



Fantasy:

The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2)
by Richelle Mead
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodline series returns with the second installment in her acclaimed Age of X series.




Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect—special humans marked by the divine—are turning against one another in bloody fashion.




Their mission takes a new twist when they are assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin’s old friend and rival, going into Arcadia, the RUNA’s dangerous neighboring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work, even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acquired deity.




Meanwhile, Mae—grudgingly posing as Justin’s concubine—has a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter’s connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission—and with it the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.[/learn_more]


White Heart of Justice (Noon Onyx #3)
by Jill Archer
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Since Lucifer claimed victory at Armageddon, demons, angels, and humans have coexisted in uneasy harmony. Those with waning magic are trained to maintain peace and order. But hostilities are never far from erupting…




After years of denying her abilities, Noon Onyx, the first woman in history to wield waning magic, has embraced her power. She’s won the right to compete in the prestigious Laurel Crown Race—an event that will not only earn her the respect of her peers but also, if she wins, the right to control her future.




However, Noon’s task is nearly impossible: retrieve the White Heart of Justice, a mythical sword that disappeared hundreds of years ago. The sword is rumored to be hidden in a dangerous region of Halja that she is unlikely to return from. But Noon’s life isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance. The sword holds an awesome power that, in the wrong hands, could reboot the apocalypse—and Noon is the only one who can prevent Armageddon from starting again…[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

The Lost (The Lost #1)
by Sarah Beth Durst
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Lost your way? Your dreams?




Yourself?




Welcome to Lost.




It was supposed to be a small escape. A few hours driving before turning around and heading home. But once you arrive in Lost…well, it’s a place you really can’t leave. Not until you’re Found. Only the Missing Man can send you home. And he took one look at Lauren Chase and disappeared.




So Lauren is now trapped in the town where all lost things go-luggage, keys, dreams, lives-where nothing is permanent, where the locals go feral and where the only people who don’t want to kill her are a handsome wild man called the Finder and a knife-wielding six-year-old girl. The only road out of town is engulfed by an impassable dust storm, and escape is impossible….




Until Lauren decides nothing-and no one-is going to keep her here anymore.
[/learn_more]


The Best Things in Death
(The Memory Chronicles #1.5)
by Lenore Appelhans
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In this Memory of After e-short story, Felicia and Neil share their favorite memories of falling in love with each other.




Having recently saved Level 2 from the Morati and been reunited with her boyfriend, Felicia decides to make up some lost time with Neil before moving on to the mysterious Level 3. In this e-short story, Felicia and Neil share their favorite memories of falling in love with each other from their past lives on Earth.[/learn_more]


Divided (Dualed #2)
by Elsie Chapman
Young Adult / Sci Fi
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The hunter becomes the hunted. . . .




West Grayer is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and proved she’s worthy of a future. She’s ready to move on with her life.




The Board has other plans. They want her to kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she’s in over her head. The Board is lying, and West will have to uncover the truth of the past to secure her future.




How far will the Board go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman’s intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.[/learn_more]


City of Heavenly Fire
(The Mortal Instruments #6)
by Cassandra Clare
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.




Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance…




Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?[/learn_more]


The Fear Trials
(The Murder Complex 0.5)
by Lindsay Cummings
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Meadow Woodson has been trained to survive. This is a prequel to The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings, and it is set in a blood-soaked world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.




Meadow Woodson’s father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons’ houseboat without her father or mother at her side. Set in the violent, complex, and mysterious world of The Murder Complex, and introducing Meadow Woodson—a teenage girl trained to survive no matter what the cost—and her family, who are together for the last time on their houseboat in the Florida Everglades.[/learn_more]


Ignited (Sense Thieves #3)
by Corrine Jackson
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Nobody hides forever.




Ever since Remy O’Malley discovered her dual identity as a Healer and a Protector, she’s kept alive by staying one step ahead of both sides in this centuries-old war. Now someone’s trying to draw her out of hiding, using her kidnapped father as bait.




To save him, Remy will need every friend she’s got. But as new alliances form, old bonds fray. Her boyfriend Asher is losing his powers, becoming more mortal every time she touches him. Meanwhile, Remy finds herself growing closer to Asher’s brother Gabe, even as a family tragedy drives her sister Lucy farther away.




On a rescue mission to London, Remy decides she’s tired of being the hunted. It’s time to end this war once and for all, as Protectors and Healers alike hurtle towards a final, violent confrontation that not everyone will survive.[/learn_more]


The Dark World (Dark World #1)
by Cara Lynn Shultz
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Paige Kelly is used to weird–in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn’t fazed by Paige’s propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she’ll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that’s overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.[/learn_more]


Bad Luck Girl (The American Fairy #3)
by Sarah Zettel
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]After rescuing her parents from the Seelie king at Hearst Castle, Callie is caught up in the war between the fairies of the Midnight Throne and the Sunlit Kingdoms. By accident, she discovers that fairies aren’t the only magical creatures in the world. There’s also Halfers, misfits that are half fairy and half…other—half paper, half steel girder, half electric spark. As the war heats up, Callie’s world falls apart. And even though she’s the child of prophecy, she doubts she can save the Halfers, her people, her family, and Jack, let alone herself. Bad Luck Girl, they call Callie, and she’s starting to believe them.[/learn_more]


Guardian (Proxy #2)
by Alex London
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In the new world led by the Rebooters, former Proxy Syd is the figurehead of the Revolution, beloved by some and hated by others. Liam, a seventeen-year-old Rebooter, is Syd’s bodyguard and must protect him with his life. But armed Machinists aren’t the only danger.




People are falling ill—their veins show through their skin, they find it hard to speak, and sores erupt all over their bodies. Guardians, the violent enforcers of the old system, are hit first, and the government does nothing to help. The old elites fall next, and in the face of an indifferent government, Syd decides it’s up to him to find a cure . . . and what he discovers leaves him stunned.




This heart-stopping thriller is packed with action, adventure, and heroics. Guardian will leave you breathless until the final page.[/learn_more]


The Castle Behind Thorns
by Merrie Haskell
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]This magical adventure in an enchanted castle surrounded by thorns tells a tale of the power of memory and story, forgiveness and strength, and the true gifts of craft and imagination. By the acclaimed author of The Princess Curse and Handbook for Dragon Slayers, this original fantasy is perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine, Karen Cushman, and Shannon Hale.




When blacksmith apprentice Sand wakes up in a ruined castle, he has no idea how he got there, but the thorny brambles that surround the walls prevent him from leaving. As he begins to fix up the castle in order to survive, everything he touches somehow works better than it should. Then, as he continues to explore, Sand discovers the castle’s secrets, including its long-lost heir, Perrotte. Together, they must fully repair the broken castle if they ever want to leave.[/learn_more]



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10 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: May 27th

  1. SKIN GAMMMMMEEEEEE!!! I’d preordered the audiobook and woke up to it in my library this morning. So excited! I love Dresden Files and James Marsters is like the perfect Harry Dresden.

  2. I picked up The Immortal Crown and Moon Shine this week…but they’re going to have to wait because I started the Arcadia Bell series over the weekend and am binging…I’m on book 2. The way this is going I’ll need book 4 by the end of the week 🙂

  3. Har har, read 2 of the ones on this list, will get at least 2 series (lol) Celestial Blues and Arcadia Bell, aaaaaand that’s the budget, lol. 😀
    Awesome list, as always!