Paranormal New Releases: June 17th


Posted June 17, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 26 Comments

Urban Fantasy:

Souls of the Damned
Souls of the Damned (Kat Redding #5)
by E.S. Moore
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Innocence is relative, and evil is damned hard to kill. . .




Kat Redding would love to take a break from the gruesome, dangerous work of hunting down rogue vampires and werewolves, battling for innocent lives. But there’s no peace for Lady Death. Until Kat’s young charge, Sienna, appears on her doorstep, escaped from the shadow-paradise of Delai. Sienna is weak, confused, desperate–human in the utmost. If Kat is going to have any hope of breaking the hold of Delai, she’ll have to infiltrate the walls around the false sanctuary. And the only way she can do that is to trade in her battle-hardened, bloodthirsty vampire’s body–for Sienna’s human form.




With no weapons but her wits, Kat has to trust a demon, defeat an angel, and wrestle with her own rebel soul–because with all the fear and death she’s conquered, no one has ever offered her another day under a warm yellow sun. . .[/learn_more]


Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles #7)
by Kevin Hearne
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Acclaimed author Kevin Hearne makes his hardcover debut with the new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O’Sullivan.




For nearly two thousand years, only one Druid has walked the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company.




Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy.




And Owen has some catching up to do.




Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus’s chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury’s still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki—or merely a pain in the arse.




But Atticus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat.




As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time, three’s a charm.[/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

Temptation in Shadows
by Gena Showalter
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Originally released as part of THE BODYGUARD anthology, fall under the spell of Gena Showalter’s paranormal romantic suspense novella “Temptation in Shadows.” Every day he puts his life on the line, what will happen when it’s his heart in jeopardy?




Tall, lean, muscular—and definitely rough around the edges—Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard. He’s a controller of shadows, able to wield darkness at will. But when a mysterious woman at the club turns out to have powers greater than his own, he has no choice but seduction…[/learn_more]


The Wizard King (Heart’s Desire #3)
by Dana Marie Bell
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The toughest battle he’s ever faced is convincing her she’s the queen of his soul.




Gareth Beckett takes the wizard throne in three days, and the woman who stole his heart is missing. Hoping with everything in him that it will call her back to his side, he casts the Beckett mate spell.




One minute, Genevieve Godwin is knocking on Gareth’s door to tell him she’s had a vision warning of a threat to his life. The next, she’s pinned to his sofa, trying to explain her recent absence to one very irate werewolf wizard.




Ever since Gen was forced to use her warlock powers to save him, he’s barely made eye contact. And now he wants her to be his queen? She’s a Hecate’s Own, not a princess. Her place is on the trail of evil—especially her own brothers—to bring them to justice, not sipping tea and making small talk.




Gareth is determined to keep her at his side, and not only to keep her safe. Between scheming courtiers, the threat of the Godwin brothers and Gen’s insistence that she be allowed to continue her work as one of Hecate’s Own, Gareth is about to lose his mind. It will take a powerful combination of witch, wizard and warlock to stop the magical coup d’état that could destroy them all.




Warning: This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, and a king who can’t live without his queen.[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

Otherbound
by Corinne Duyvis
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected.




She can’t be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.




Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He’s spent years as a powerless observer of Amara’s life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious.




All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan’s breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they’ll have to work together to survive–and discover the truth about their connection.[/learn_more]


Ruin and Rising
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3)
by Leigh Bardugo
Young Adult / Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.




Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.




Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.




Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.[/learn_more]


Graduation Day (The Testing #3)
by Joelle Charbonneau
Young Adult / Sci Fi
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]She wants to put an end to the Testing


In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale, vows to fight.




But she can’t do it alone.


This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for – but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves–and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.




Who can Cia trust?


The stakes are higher than ever—lives of promise cut short or fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope–in the electrifying conclusion to Joelle Charbonneau’s epic Testing trilogy. Ready or not…it’s Graduation Day.




The Final Test is the Deadliest!
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Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis #1)
by Jaclyn Dolamore
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder’s mother is cursed with a spell that’s driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.




Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city’s secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.




Together, they find a whole new side of the city. Unrest is brewing behind closed doors as whispers of a gruesome magic spread. And if they’re not careful, the heartless masterminds behind the growing disappearances will be after them, too.[/learn_more]



Fantasy:

Chasers of the Wind
(The Cycle of Wind and Sparks #1)
by Alexey Pehov
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Centuries after the disastrous War of the Necromancers, the Nabatorians, aligned with the evil necromancers of Sdis, mount an invasion of the Empire. Luk, a soldier, and Ga-Nor, a Northern barbarian, are thrown together as they attempt to escape the Nabatorian hordes and find their way back to their comrades.




Gray and Layan are a married couple, master thieves who are hiding out and trying to escape their former gang. They hope to evade the bounty hunters that hound them and retire to a faraway land in peace.




Tia is a powerful dark sorceress and one of The Damned—a group trying to take over the world and using the Nabatorian invasion as a diversion.




Unfortunately, for Gray and Layan, they unwittingly hold the key to a powerful magical weapon that could bring The Damned back to power.




Hounded by the killers on their trail and by the fearsome creatures sent by The Damned, Gray and Layan are aided by Luk and Ga-Nor—and Harold, the hero of The Chronicles of Siala. Realizing what’s at stake they decide that, against all odds, they must stop The Damned.[/learn_more]



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26 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: June 17th

  1. I thought about snagging Chasers of the Wind but decided against it. I most definitely will be reading Ruin and Rising – I guess I better go out and get a copy but honestly I’m not in a rush. I am in the midst of trying to avoid the spoilers but have already heard of one but not the details behind it. the author was literally attached on twitter this past weekend I couldn’t believe it.

    As for Dark Metropolis – my friend has the copy and hopefully I’ll start that one tonight or tomorrow if she drops it back off lol.

    I REALLY need to get started on Kevin Hearne’s series. do you ever get intimidated by a series once you are already so far behind everyone else?
    Tabitha (Not Yet Read) recently posted…Review: Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley

    • When a series is already 12+ installments it, it’s rare that I’ll even attempt it unless it consistently gets rave reviews. The Iron Druid Chronicles are amazing though, and short reads. You can totally do it!

    • Yeah, Souls of the Damned isn’t from a new series, BUT there actually are SEVERAL new UF series that I’m excited about–Free Agent by J.C. Nelson and Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin both look really good (IMO) 😉