Paranormal New Releases: August 26th

Posted August 26, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 34 Comments


Urban Fantasy:

Slimy Underbelly
Slimy Underbelly
(Dan Shamble, Zombie PI #4)
by Kevin J. Anderson
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Flushing Out Evil




There’s something fishy going on in the Unnatural Quarter. Bodies are floating face-down, the plumbing is backing up, and something smells rotten—even to a zombie detective like Dan Shamble. Diving into the slimy underbelly of a diabolical plot, Dan comes face-to-tentacles with an amphibious villain named Ah’Chulhu (to which the usual response is “Gesundheit!”). With his snap-happy gang of gator-guys—former pets flushed down the toilet—Ah’Chulhu wreaks havoc beneath the streets.




While feuding weather wizards kick up storms, and a gang of thieving lawn gnomes continues their reign of terror, Dan Shamble is running out of time—before the whole stinking city goes down the drain…




Includes Bonus Story![/learn_more]


Unborn (Unborn #1)
by Amber Lynn Natusch
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Born into mystery. Shackled to darkness…




Khara has spent centuries discovering everything about the Underworld―except her place in it. But when she’s ripped from her home, solving the riddle of her origins becomes more important than ever. With evil stalking her through the dark alleys of Detroit, she finds salvation from an unlikely source: a group of immortal warriors sworn to protect the city. Khara needs their help to unravel the tangled secrets of who and what she is—secrets many seem willing to kill for. But time is running out, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer necessity binds her to an arrogant fallen angel.




Can their shaky alliance withstand that which threatens her, or will her soul fall victim to the unholy forces that hunt her―those that seek the Unborn?




From the author of the bestselling Caged series comes a pulse-pounding new series of supernatural romance.
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Memory Zero (Spook Squad #1)
by Keri Arthur
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]MORTAL RECALL




For Sam Ryan, life began at age fourteen. She has no memory of her parents or her childhood. In a decade of service with the State Police, Sam has exhausted the resources of the force searching for clues to her identity. But all mention of her family seems to have been deliberately wiped off the record. Everything changes the night Sam’s missing partner resurfaces as a vampire . . . and forces her to kill him in self-defense. Now Sam is charged with murder. Suspended from the force, and with no one left to trust, Sam accepts some unexpected help from Gabriel Stern, a shapeshifter who conceals startling secrets.




While investigating the circumstances surrounding her partner’s strange behavior, Sam discovers that Garbriel’s been involved with a dangerous organization that’s planning a war on the human race. More immediate, someone is guarding the truth about Sam’s past—someone who’d rather see her dead than risk her knowing too much. To stay alive, Sam must unravel the threads of her past—and find out not only who she is but what she is.[/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

Evernight (Darkest London #5)
by Kristen Callihan
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Once the night comes . . .


Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can’t control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him-until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.




Love must cast aside the shadows


Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable-and she’s the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.[/learn_more]


The Hot Zone (Rainshadow #3)
by Jayne Castle
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The world of Harmony has its wonders, one of them being Rainshadow Island. Just beneath its surface, a maze of catacombs hides a dangerous secret……




Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny’s dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow’s faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it’s a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn.




And now, Sedona’s ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow….[/learn_more]


Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles #2)
by Christine Warren
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Gargoyles abound in this sexy paranormal novel from New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.




A prominent art restorer, Felicity is more than game to help a friend track down an obscure statue in Montreal. But when “Fil” finds it, she’s taken by surprise at how drawn she is to this statue. Attracted to it in a way a girl shouldn’t lust for a stone gargoyle, she revists it at night, longing to feel its embrace. Little does Fil know, her desire for this stone cold beast is about to heat up a notch.




Locked in stone for centuries, Spar has slept, waiting for when a human would need him. When he is awoken, Spar is taken aback to find that a human female needs his help. A very sexy woman who’s about to be the victim of a cultist attack. Saving and leaving her should be no problem. But as more questions arise, Spar knows that he cannot rest until Fil is safe in his arms.[/learn_more]


Wanted: Wild Thing
(Midnight Liaisons #4)
by Jessica Sims
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The final book in a romance series set in a “fun, sexy world” (USA TODAY), where paranormals seek love through a dating service called Midnight Liaisons.




Ryder is hiding a dark secret from her coworkers at Midnight Liaisons. Every time she’s sexually attracted to a man, her dragon side breaks through. Not exactly man-bait! But she needs to lose her virginity before her twenty-fifth birthday, or she’ll become a dragon forever.




Her solution? Big, hunky Hugh, the appointed guardian of her chastity. He’s clearly hot for her, but he has powerful reasons to resist Ryder. Can temptation—and love—possibly find a way?[/learn_more]


Playing With Fire (Phoenix Fire #3)
by Cynthia Eden
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]An Old Flame.




Cassie Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she’s determined to use her own brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they call the Immortal. He’s been haunting her dreams since she was a little girl, and she’s been trying to ease his pain for almost as long. If only he remembered any of it…




Dante doesn’t know what Cassie’s story is. He almost doesn’t care. The minute he sees her, all he can think is mine. But there’s more to the pretty little doctor than meets the eye. And Dante isn’t the only one to notice. He can’t trust her, but he can’t stay away–and if he wants to learn her secrets, he’s going to have to fight like hell to keep them both alive. . .[/learn_more]


Accidentally…Over?
(Accidentally Yours #5)
by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]When it comes to Máax, the God of Truth who refuses to follow the rules, there’s more to him than meets the eye. Literally. Because Maáx is invisible! Which is probably why, after seventy-thousand years, he’s still unable to find a mate.




Ashli Rosewood was never meant to die. In fact, her death might be the very reason the gods are now faced with stopping that pesky doomsday right around the corner. If only there was a way to undo the past.




Cue Máax. Seven feet of divine masculinity and the unruly god charged with saving Ashli. With a little help from an ancient Mayan tablet, Máax will travel back in time and set things right.




Easy, right?




Wrong.




Because Máax has one teensy challenge. He’s invisible. And every time this impatient, powerful deity gets anywhere near Ashli, he spooks her right into harm’s way. Meaning…she dies, and he has to start all over again.




Cliff, banana peel, runaway storage container filled with Belgian chocolates, bee sting, the list goes on and on. Does the Universe have it out for this girl? Sure seems that way. But why? And what will Máax do when he begins to suspect that not only is Ashli the key to stopping the apocalypse, but she may be “the one” he’s been waiting seventy-thousand years for.




How will he save the one woman the Universe insists on killing and who wants nothing to do with him?[/learn_more]


Logan (The Cursed Clan #3)
by Melissa Schroeder
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A man who always sees beneath the surface.




Logan has lived his dream of being an artist for hundreds of years. He’s painted some of the most beautiful women in the world, but none of them compare to Meghan Campbell. When they are paired up to go after the next jewel, resisting her becomes almost impossible, but he knows he must. The witch is hiding something and until he knows what that is, he cannot fully trust her.




A woman who can lure any man.




As a witch with siren abilities, Meg has never had a problem with the opposite sex. That is, until she met Logan. The irritating man seems to be the one person in the world who doesn’t succumb to her spell. Unfortunately, he is the one man she really wants. No matter how hard she tries, he resists her.




As they embark on their quest for the next jewel, tempers flare and passion ignites. But when a new layer of the curse is revealed, they discover their failure could put lives in danger. The two must work together to fight the rising power against them and hope that those who support the Clan survive the fight.[/learn_more]



Science Fiction Fantasy:

Havoc (Dred Chronicles #2)
by Ann Aguirre
Science Fiction Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The Conglomerate’s most dangerous convicts have made the prison ship Perdition their home. And they will defend it…




Perdition is under siege. Mercenaries have boarded the station with orders to take control of the facility—and execute the prisoners. Their commander is offering full pardons to the first five inmates willing to help the mercs complete their mission.




Dresdemona “Dred” Devos hasn’t survived hard time just to surrender to the Conglomerate’s armored thugs. Leading a ragtag army of inmates, Dred and her champion, Jael, wage a bloody guerilla war of chaos and carnage against impossible odds. But no matter how dire the outlook, the Dread Queen never backs down…[/learn_more]


The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3)
by Brent Weeks
Science Fiction Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find its lost Prism, the only man who may be able to stop catastrophe. But Gavin Guile is enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse, Gavin no longer has the one thing that defined him — the ability to draft.




Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will have to face a master of shadows alone as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins, The Broken Eye.[/learn_more]


The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter
(The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #1)
by Rod Duncan
Science Fiction Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life—as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change. And not necessarily for the better…[/learn_more]


Lock In
by John Scalzi
Science Fiction Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.




Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent – and nearly five million souls in the United States alone – the disease causes “Lock In”: Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.




A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what’s now known as “Haden’s syndrome,” rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an “integrator” – someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated.




But “complicated” doesn’t begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery – and the real crime – is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It’s nothing you could have expected.[/learn_more]


The Mirror Empire
(Worldbreaker Saga #1)
by Kameron Hurley
Science Fiction Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past… while a world goes to war with itself.




In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin.




As the dark star of the cataclysm rises, an illegitimate ruler is tasked with holding together a country fractured by civil war, a precocious young fighter is asked to betray his family and a half-Dhai general must choose between the eradication of her father’s people or loyalty to her alien Empress.




Through tense alliances and devastating betrayal, the Dhai and their allies attempt to hold against a seemingly unstoppable force as enemy nations prepare for a coming together of worlds as old as the universe itself.




In the end, one world will rise – and many will perish.[/learn_more]



New Adult:

The Beautiful Ashes
(Broken Destiny #1)
by Jeaniene Frost
New Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.




Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse–her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.




Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn’t mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn’t: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side, Adrian on the other, and nothing but ashes in between….[/learn_more]


Sapphire's Divinity
Sapphire’s Divinity
(Nature’s Destiny #2)
by Justine Winter
New Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]I was a hybrid werewolf with a secret destiny shadowed by a prophecy the Ancient Guardians foretold. The same Ancient Guardians that had organised the annual Alpha summit Riley had been summoned to.




Since Jackson’s demon threat everyone was powered up on overtime at the gym. Train, sweat, repeat. Train, sweat, repeat.




But all that rage-filled preparation wasn’t enough. We were being targeted by something new, and it didn’t stop there.




The summit was proving to be my nemesis. Egotistical morons challenged me with threats to the one I loved, and I knew I couldn’t endure a life without Riley.




Besides all of that, there was one thing I was finally understanding about the supernatural. Nothing was as it seemed.




Not even me.[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

A Whispered Darkness
by Vanessa Barger
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]When Claire Mallory’s father leaves, her mom moves them to a new town and into a dilapidated Victorian house.




The old house creaks and whistles, and smells well — like it’s been abandoned for years. But as the nights grow longer and the shadows take on substance, Claire wonders if the strange sounds and occurrences might be more than the house showing its age.




Just as things start to pick up in Claire’s love life, her mother becomes possessed. In an attempt to save her mother and their new home, Claire enlists the help of two boys, each of whom is interested in Claire for different reasons. As she chooses one boy over the other, something dangerous is unleashed, and the spirits make their move.




They aren’t content to moan and scream inside Claire’s house, or even control her mom. They want a taste of freedom, and she’s their key to getting it. But is Claire strong enough to fight off the evil spirits, or will they claim her and her mom before it’s all over?[/learn_more]


The Revenge of Seven
(Lorien Legacies #5)
by Pittacus Lore
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The fifth and penultimate book in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered.




In Chicago, John makes the unlikeliest of allies: Adam, a Mogadorian who turned his back on his people. He has invaluable information about Mog technology, battle strategies, and weaknesses. Most important, he knows where to hit them: their command base near Washington, DC. During the assault, however, John and Adam learn the unimaginable truth: it is too late. The Mogadorians have commenced their ultimate invasion plans.




With a front-row seat to the impending invasion, Ella finds herself in the hands of the enemy. For some reason she’s more valuable to them alive, and they’ll stop at nothing to turn her.




Meanwhile, Six, Nine, and Marina make their way through the Florida Everglades, hot on the trail of the traitorous Five. With the development of a new Legacy, Marina finally has the power to fight back—if her thirst for revenge doesn’t consume her first.




The Garde are broken and divided once again, but they will not be defeated. As long as one still stands, the battle for Earth’s survival is not lost.[/learn_more]


Deliverance (Defiance #3)
by C.J. Redwine
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.




Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she’s become, Rachel will do whatever it takes to escape her enemies’ clutches and join Logan in his fight. But when she learns a secret that changes everything, she realizes that escaping Ian and his tracker friends is no longer an option if she wants to save the people she loves. Instead, she’ll have to destroy Rowansmark from the inside out—if she can survive the journey through the Wasteland.




Logan needs allies if he wants to thwart Rowansmark’s power grab and rescue Rachel. But securing allies will mean betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he hates more than anyone: Commander Jason Chase. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the weapon the city-states need to defeat the Cursed One.




But as Rowansmark bears down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel and Logan’s love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds against them?[/learn_more]


Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories
(Fire and Thorns #0.5-0.7)
by Rae Carson
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Three novellas set within the world of Rae Carson’s epic New York Times‒bestselling Girl of Fire and Thorns series are available in print for the first time! Originally published digitally, The Shadow Cats, The Shattered Mountain, and The King’s Guard each center around a character vital to Elisa, the heroine of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. It’s a must-have for every fan of the stunning fantasy trilogy.




Before Hector became commander of the Royal Guard and Elisa’s true love, he was a young new recruit. In The King’s Guard, he must prove himself—and he discovers a secret that he must keep forever.




In The Shadow Cats, discover how Elisa and her older sister’s rivalry looks from Alodia’s point of view, and find out why Alodia agrees to marry her sister off to King Alejandro.




In The Shattered Mountain, find out what happened to Mara before she becomes Elisa’s best friend and handmaiden. When her village is destroyed, she must lead the few young survivors to the safety of a hidden rebel camp.[/learn_more]


Sanctum (Asylum #2)
by Madeleine Roux
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In this haunting, fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling photo-illustrated novel Asylum, three teens must unlock some long-buried secrets from the past before the past comes back to get them first. Featuring found photographs, many from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that blurs the lines between past and present, genius and insanity, perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.




Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they’d love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only real, it’s here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years.




Sneaking away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a tour of their own—one through the abandoned houses and hidden places of the surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the influence of the asylum runs deeper than Dan ever imagined.[/learn_more]


Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1)
by Alexandra Adornetto
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]From the New York Times bestselling author of Halo comes the start of a beautiful and powerful new series.




After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother’s country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger…




Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander’s past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.




To stop Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous limits, even if it means losing Alex forever… and giving the hungry dead a chance to claim her for their own.[/learn_more]


Chasing Before
(The Memory Chronicles #2)
by Lenore Appelhans
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Perfect for fans of The Matrix and Inception, Chasing Before follows Felicia as she grapples with a futuristic afterlife in this riveting sequel to The Memory of After.




It’s been four months since Felicia saved Level 2 from the Morati, the corrupted angels who trapped her and her boyfriend, Neil, in the afterlife. Now, she and Neil are finally ready to move on to the mysterious Level 3, an afterlife training facility where humans pick a career to pursue until they supposedly retire to the next level.




Shortly after arriving, Felicia learns some shocking truths about her life that make her question everything. Neil wants to focus on the future, but Felicia insists on looking for answers about her past. Just when Felicia thinks things can’t get any more complicated, deadly explosions begin to rock Level 3, and Julian—her charming former love who might still be aligned with the Morati—reappears.




Felicia has a choice: Will she do everything in her power to expose the Morati and end the destruction of Level 3, even if it means never knowing who she really is? Or will she chase after the desires of her heart and risk losing her past humanity, her present afterlife, and a future with Neil?[/learn_more]


The Aftermath
by Jen Alexander
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Sometimes, I dream that I’m someone else.




A girl with dark hair who doesn’t worry about hunger




or thirst or running from flesh-eaters.




In her world, those sorts of things don’t exist.




Since the spring of 2036, when the world changed forever, Claudia and a small clan of survivors have roamed the streets of a very altered Nashville: polluted and desolate, except for the ever-present threat of cannibal Hoarders. Together they must undergo punishing tests of endurance and psychological challenge sometimes with devastating consequences all just to live another day.




With food and water in dwindling supply, and with danger lurking around every corner, no one can be trusted. And as her world starts to make less and less sense, Claudia begins to realize something terrifying: she is just a pawn in some sort of game, and all of her actions are being controlled from afar by a mysterious gamer. So when she meets a maddening and fascinating outsider named Declan, who claims to be a game moderator, she must decide whether to join him in exchange for protection and access to the border.




If they play the game right, they are each other’s best hope for survival and a life beyond the only world Claudia’s ever known: the terrifying live-action game known as The Aftermath.[/learn_more]


The Rule of Thoughts
(The Mortality Doctrine #2)
by James Dashner
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series comes The Rule of Thoughts, the exciting sequel to The Eye of Minds. Fans of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games will love the new Mortality Doctrine series.




Michael completed the Path. What he found at the end turned everything he’d ever known about his life—and the world—completely upside down.




He barely survived. But it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the cyber-terrorist Kaine—and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again. And, the truth Michael discovered about Kaine is more complex than they anticipated, and more terrifying than even the worst of their fears.




Kaine is a tangent, a computer program that has become sentient. And Michael’s completing the Path was the first stage in turning Kaine’s master plan, the Mortality Doctrine, into a reality.




The Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies harboring tangent minds. Any gamer who sinks into the VirtNet risks coming out with a tangent intelligence in control of their body.




And the takeover has already begun.[/learn_more]


The Island of Excess Love
(Love in the Time of Global Warming #2)
by Francesca Lia Block
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In The Island of Excess Love, Pen has lost her parents. She’s lost her eye. But she has fought Kronen; she has won back her fragile friends and her beloved brother. Now Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living in the pink house by the sea, getting by on hard work, companionship, and dreams. Until the day a foreboding ship appears in the harbor across from their home. As soon as the ship arrives, they all start having strange visions of destruction and violence. Trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles begin.




This companion to Love in the Time of Global Warming follows Pen as she searches for love among the ruins, this time using Virgil’s epic Aeneid as her guide. A powerful and stunning book filled with Francesca Lia Block’s beautiful language and inspiring characters.[/learn_more]


The Far Dawn (The Atlanteans #3)
by Kevin Emerson
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The Far Dawn is the third and final novel in Kevin Emerson’s Atlanteans series, bringing the story of Atlantean descendant Owen Parker to a high-stakes, dramatic conclusion. The Atlanteans series has been praised for its “emotional sucker punches” (Kirkus Reviews), “solid world building” (ALA Booklist), and “mind-blowing fantasy with characters you’ll love” (bestselling author Michael Grant).




In The Far Dawn, Owen and Lilly are on their own, two of the three Atlanteans left on a journey to find Atlantis and protect it from the selfish greed of their nemesis Paul and Project Elysium. As time grows short and darkness overtakes the planet, Owen must face Paul’s greatest treachery yet. He must choose—does he save the planet, or the people he loves?




Perfect for fans of Star Wars, Percy Jackson, or The Hunger Games, The Far Dawn takes readers on an explosive journey through time and space with heartrending decisions, pulse-pounding action, and fascinating questions of science and ethics alike. Both the paperback and ebook editions include extra content on “where science stops and fantasy starts” in the world of the series.[/learn_more]


Feral
by Holly Schindler
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The Lovely Bones meets Black Swan in this haunting psychological thriller with twists and turns that will keep readers guessing until the very last page.




It’s too late for you. You’re dead. Those words continue to haunt Claire Cain months after she barely survived a brutal beating in Chicago. So when her father is offered a job in another state, Claire is hopeful that getting out will offer her a new start. But when she arrives in Peculiar, Missouri, Claire feels an overwhelming sense of danger. Her fears are confirmed when she discovers the dead body of a popular high school student in the icy woods behind the school, surrounded by the town’s feral cats. Claire knows there’s more to this “accident” than meets the eye. But the closer she gets to finding out the truth, the closer she also gets to realizing a frightening reality about herself. . . .[/learn_more]


Summerfall (Winterspell #0.5)
by Claire Legrand
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In this captivating novella, prequel to the upcoming Winterspell, Claire Legrand weaves a story of magic, political intrigue, and forbidden love.




Rinka is a faery, passionate and powerful, determined to maintain the tenuous peace between faeries and humans.




Alban Somerhart is a human, a reluctant king trapped in an arranged marriage, desperate to prevent war.




Their love could save the kingdom of Cane—or shatter it forever.




This entrancing tale sets the stage for the rise of a wicked queen, and the journey of a lifetime for a human girl named Clara…[/learn_more]


Battle Angel (Immortal City #3)
by Scott Speer
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]It’s going to take a lot more than fame to save the Immortal City in its darkest hour. . . .




With Maddy torn between two loves, Guardian Jackson and heroic pilot Tom, and Angels and humans on the brink of an epic war, the Immortal City is more vulnerable than ever. And when demons descend upon Angel City with the intent to destroy, the humans don’t stand a fighting chance without the Angels on their side.




Will Jacks find the strength and forgiveness to enter the fray and fight the demons as a stronger-than-ever Battle Angel? Or has the damage been so great that the Guardians will set off for the next place, abandoning Angel City in its darkest hour?




It all comes down to love-wrecked half-Angel Maddy and the strength of her bond with Jackson in this game-changing, thrice-as-sultry series finale that blends beautiful themes of redemption and renewal with heart-pounding action scenes and jaw-dropping twists.[/learn_more]



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34 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: August 26th

  1. So many releases today… but I only know about few of those titles.
    From those I want to read Havoc, The Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories and I’m on the fence about Stone Cold Lover. I read first book in that series and kind of liked it, but I’m not sure it was enough to read second book. I think I’ll wait to read some reviews and decide afterwards.
    I read The Beautiful Ashes, I wasn’t crazy about it, but will read second book… it’s Jeaniene Frost after all. I also read Evernight and loved it!!
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    • Evernight was indeed awesome. I liked The Beautiful Ashes, but I didn’t LOVE it. But, like you said, it’s Jeaniene Frost, so I have high hopes for book 2.

  2. Oooo lots of YA out this week! I really enjoyed the Aftermath, I’m not a big gamer so the whole concept was something really new and different to me. I love the Midnight Liaisons series, I’d lost track of it for a while so thank you for putting it back on my radar Carmel! Off to Amazon I go…

  3. Yay me! I know a few of these this week. lol

    Lock In was pretty good – not my usual genre but I liked it. LOVED Havoc & I have Jeannine’s coming up. I didn’t realize Cynthia Eden had a new one out.

    Good week for books!

    • I’m sure a missed a bunch, but I got most of the big ones I think. My review of The Beautiful Ashes went live last Friday, I’m hosting the Evernight blog tour next Monday, and Lorna’s review of Unborn posted last Saturday. Those are the only 3 I can think of off the top of my head.