Paranormal New Releases: September 30th

Posted September 30, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 62 Comments


Urban Fantasy:

Incarnate
Incarnate
(The Spellmason Chronicles #3)
by Anton Strout
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]HITTING ROCK BOTTOM




When Alexandra Belarus discovered her family’s secret ability to breathe life into stone, she uncovered an entire world of magic hidden within New York City—a world she has accidentally thrown into chaos. A spell gone awry has set thousands of gargoyles loose upon Manhattan, and it’s up to Lexi and her faithful protector, Stanis, to put things right.




But the stress of saving the city is casting a pall over Lexi and Stanis’s relationship, driving them to work separately to solve the problem. As Stanis struggles to unite the gargoyle population, Lexi forges unlikely alliances with witches, alchemists and New York’s Finest to quell an unsettling uprising led by an ancient and deadly foe long thought vanquished.




To save her city, Lexi must wield more power than ever before with the added hope of recovering a mysterious artifact that could change her world—and bring her closer to Stanis than she ever thought possible…[/learn_more]


Generation 18 (Spook Squad #2)
by Keri Arthur
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]COUNTDOWN TO CRISIS




A serial killer strikes every twelve hours. A vampire takes lives at random. At first glance, these tragic incidents seem unrelated. But Special Investigations Unit agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern trace them both back to a military base known as Hopeworth. Is the murder spree part of a cover-up? And are the vampire killings less by chance and more methodical?




The investigation takes an eerie, personal turn when Sam discovers a connection between herself and the victims—and a clue to her own mysterious origins. With the violence escalating and the danger drawing closer to home, the stakes are raised and the mission changes from seeking justice to ensuring Sam and Gabriel’s own survival. And the one person who seems to hold all the answers—about Hopeworth, about Sam’s past—is a mystery man she isn’t sure she can trust. They share a psychic link through her dreams, and he once saved her life, but he may just be the greatest enemy humankind has ever known.[/learn_more]


Priestess Dreaming
(Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #16)
by Yasmine Galenorn
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. Menolly is a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. And me? I’m Camille, a Moon witch married to three hunky husbands, and I’m about to journey through the veils to search for a long lost legend…




With the war in Otherworld raging, the Queen of Shadow and Night summons me to her court. Aeval orders me on a quest through the mists to find an ancient ally of hers. I am to seek out The Merlin and wake him from his long sleep. Surrounded by danger on all sides, with Morgaine and Bran along for the journey, I must pray they are allies rather than enemies, as we undertake a perilous search through the labyrinth of time… [/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

Burning Desire (Dark Kings #3)
by Donna Grant
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But can one warrior resist the greatest temptation of all. . .?




A DESIRE THIS POWERFUL


In his quest to destroy the Dark Fae—his nemesis—the Dragon King known as Kiril goes to Ireland as a spy. When a gorgeous, mysterious woman tries to seduce him, Kiril instantly sees through her glamour to the Dark Fae beneath. Shara isn’t just any Dark; she’s from one of the most powerful bloodlines—and despite the dangers, Kiril can’t stay away from her. He’s enthralled by her smile, enslaved by the undeniable passion…




IS A WAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR


Shara has one chance to make things right with her family—and to prove her worth. It seemed like such an easy mission…until she actually meets Kiril. His charm, his sexual magnetism is too much for her to ignore. Shara knows that falling into Kiril’s arms can bring her nothing but trouble. Yet she discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had…and an attraction that knows no bounds. But is her desire for Kiril worth the risk of eternal doom for them both?…in Burning Desire by Donna Grant[/learn_more]


Chained by Night
(MoonBound Clan Vampire #2)
by Larissa Ione
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE


Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.




THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL


But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?[/learn_more]


A Very Levet Christmas
(Guardians of Eternity #11.5)
by Alexandra Ivy
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A gargoyle of Levet’s charm and intelligence should not be facing a solitary Christmas. True, he may appear a little unconventional—not to mention unconventionally little—even for a gargoyle. But what Levet lacks in height he makes up for in loyalty, and being banned from the festivities surrounding the Queen of Weres’ new pups is quite unfair.




So when a beautiful Christmas angel begs for help in fulfilling her duties, Levet has nothing better to do than agree. Armed with a magical wand, Levet confronts Damon, a pureblood Were intent on seizing the throne. Challenging the King will put the pups at risk—and drive away Damon’s potential mate, Gia. Who better to convince Damon to choose love, not war, than a gargoyle expert in amour? With a little magic, and a lot of Levet, this may yet be a truly wonderful Christmastime…[/learn_more]


Innocent Prey (Brown and de Luca #3)
by Maggie Shayne
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]To save innocent lives, they’ll have to risk their own.




Self-help superstar Rachel de Luca and Detective Mason Brown have finally given in to their overwhelming attraction to each other, but neither of them is ready to let physical passion turn into full-blown romance, so they carefully maintain an emotional distance. Then a judge’s daughter disappears, and Mason has a terrible sense that it’s connected to the most recent case they solved together: the abduction of Rachel’s assistant.




The discovery of a string of missing women—all young, all troubled—seems like a promising lead. But there’s no clear connection between the missing girls and the high-profile young woman Mason is trying to find. He realizes that once again he’ll have to rely on his own well-honed instincts and Rachel’s uncanny capacity to see through people’s lies in order to catch a predator and rescue his captives. But can they do it before Rachel becomes his next victim?[/learn_more]


Lying with Wolves
by Cynthia Cooke
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Only her powerful magic can save the Colony and the man she loves…




In the wake of a betrayal, Celia Lawson, the last of a preeminent magical bloodline, is building a new life for herself outside the security of the Colony. Meanwhile, demon raiders have breached the protective barriers of the compound and are threatening everyone she loves. When she learns of the tragedy, Celia races home to help mount a magical offensive–and finds comfort back in the arms of the shifter who broke her heart….




Risking exposure for all that he’s done, Malcolm Daniels wants only to redeem himself with the pack and win back Celia’s trust. But as demon forces invade, Celia’s magic–and her own conflicted feelings for Malcolm–will be tested in ways neither of them ever would have imagined.[/learn_more]


Ghost Wolf (The Saint-Pierres #6)
by Michele Hauf
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The Lone Wolf’s Salvation…




When Daisy-Blu Saint-Pierre starts investigating the mysterious ghost wolf that’s been menacing hunters in Tangle Lake, she encounters a juicier sort of discovery in sexy lone wolf Beck. Beck, with his rugged, raw energy and virility to burn…




A tragic accident has left Beckett Severo hungry for revenge. Now faery magick has turned him from a werewolf into something more powerful. The lovely Daisy is a great distraction. Time spent in her arms almost makes Beck forget the danger they’re in. Almost.




Daisy and Beck must risk losing who they are to become what they are meant to be…together.[/learn_more]


Twisted (Eternal Guardians #7)
by Elisabeth Naughton
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]NICKLeader of the half-breeds and the last true hero. He’s spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods. A pull he now knows is linked to his father Krónos and the Titan’s plan to escape from the Underworld.




But Nick’s hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the sadistic god schemes to break him. Only one thing is keeping him sane. One woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness. She has a dangerous plan of her own, though, and as Nick’s powers grow stronger, even she might not be enough to alter his destiny.




As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Nick’s allegiances are tested. And no one knows whether he will choose to fight for good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil. Not even him. [/learn_more]



Fantasy:

Summer Moon (Celtic Wolves #2)
by Jan DeLima
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]She won’t be ruled again…




Rosa Alban has been obedient her entire life. But when her alpha husband dies, she seizes the opportunity to flee the oppressive Guardians—the rulers of the secret shapeshifter world. Her flight instantly brands her as a pack traitor, and she has no choice but to seek protection from a neighboring tribe by marrying one of their sons.




Known as the Beast of Merin, Luc Black loyally plays the part of unwanted son and devoted brother. He realizes marrying Rosa will strengthen his tribe’s territory, but he has no intention of loving ever again. Still, he’s unprepared for the intense physical need the wild she-wolf awakens in him.




When the Guardians hone in on Rosa, Luc must fight to protect his new bride. And as war descends, the unlikely allies discover their destinies are irrevocably entwined…[/learn_more]


The Bloodbound
by Erin Lindsey
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Of all those in the King of Alden’s retinue, the bloodbinders are the most prized. The magic they wield can forge invaluable weapons, ones that make soldiers like Lady Alix Black unerringly lethal. However, the bloodbinders’ powers can do so much more—and so much worse…




A cunning and impetuous scout, Alix only wishes to serve quietly on the edges of the action. But when the king is betrayed by his own brother and left to die at the hands of attacking Oridian forces, she winds up single-handedly saving her sovereign.




Suddenly, she is head of the king’s personal guard, an honor made all the more dubious by the king’s exile from his own court. Surrounded by enemies, Alix must help him reclaim his crown, all the while attempting to repel the relentless tide of invaders led by the Priest, most feared of Oridia’s lords.




But while Alix’s king commands her duty, both he and a fellow scout lay claim to her heart. And when the time comes, she may need to choose between the two men who need her most…[/learn_more]


The Wonder of All Things
by Jason Mott
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]On the heels of his critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Returned, Jason Mott delivers a spellbinding tale of love and sacrifice




On an ordinary day, at an air show like that in any small town across the country, a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators. After the dust clears, a thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend, Wash. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds disappear.




Ava has an unusual gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Until the air show tragedy, her gift was a secret. Now the whole world knows, and suddenly people from all over the globe begin flocking to her small town, looking for healing and eager to catch a glimpse of The Miracle Child. But Ava’s unique ability comes at a great cost, and as she grows weaker with each healing, she soon finds herself having to decide just how much she’s willing to give up in order to save the ones she loves most.




Elegantly written, deeply intimate and emotionally astute, The Wonder of All Things is an unforgettable story and a poignant reminder of life’s extraordinary gifts.[/learn_more]


Winterspell
by Claire Legrand
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]After her mother is brutally murdered, seventeen-year-old Clara Stole is determined to find out what happened to her. Her father, a powerful man with little integrity, is a notorious New York City gang lord in the syndicate-turned-empire called Concordia. And he isn’t much help.




But there is something even darker than Concordia’s corruption brewing under the surface of the city, something full of vengeance and magic, like the stories Clara’s godfather used to tell her when she was a little girl. Then her father is abducted and her little sister’s life is threatened, and Clara accidentally frees Nicholas from a statue that has been his prison for years. Nicholas is the rightful prince of Cane, a wintry kingdom that exists beyond the city Clara has known her whole life.




When Nicholas and Clara journey together to Cane to retrieve her father, Clara encounters Anise, the queen of the faeries, who has ousted the royal family in favor of her own totalitarian, anti-human regime. Clara finds that this new world is not as foreign as she feared, but time is running out for her family, and there is only so much magic can do…[/learn_more]



New Adult:

The Curse Defiers (Curse Keepers #3)
by Denise Grover Swank
New Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]For centuries the gods have waited—for the betrayal that will release them, for the traitors who will defend them, for the warrior who will challenge them. Now at long last the gate between the human and spirit worlds is open, and with it, an army of vengeful demons poised to swarm the earth. Only the Curse Keepers, Ellie Lancaster and Collin Dailey, can stop it…if they can break free from a tangled web of treachery, jealousy, and lies.




Torn between two men—her heart belongs to David, yet her soul is bound to Collin’s—Ellie no longer knows who she can trust. Demons slipping through the gate are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake, each death a chilling reminder of the power of the ancient spirits to bring humanity to its knees. Faced with an unimaginable future, Ellie realizes the time has come to turn her back on prophecy and choose her own destiny—even if it means defying the gods themselves.




In the thrilling conclusion to the Curse Keepers trilogy, humanity faces its final battle for survival![/learn_more]



Young Adult:

The Queen of Zombie Hearts
(White Rabbit Chronicles #3)
by Gena Showalter
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]I have a plan.




We’ll either destroy them for good, or they’ll destroy us.




Either way, only one of us is walking away.




In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice “Ali” Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She’s ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It’s then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.




As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn’t the girl she thought she was. She’s connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole’s mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.[/learn_more]


Sacrifice (Elemental #5)
by Brigid Kemmerer
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time.




Michael Merrick is used to pressure.




He’s the only parent his three brothers have had for years. His power to control Earth could kill someone if he miscalculates. Now an Elemental Guide has it out for his family, and he’s all that stands in the way.




His girlfriend, Hannah, gets that. She’s got a kid of her own, and a job as a firefighter that could end her life without a moment’s notice.




But there are people who have had enough of Michael’s defiance, his family’s “bad luck.” Before he knows it, Michael’s enemies have turned into the Merricks’ enemies, and they’re armed for war.




They’re not interested in surrender. But Michael isn’t the white flag type anyway. There will be blood on the ground tonight. . .[/learn_more]


Dead Zone (Blackout #2)
by Robison Wells
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Homeland meets Marie Lu’s Legend in the explosive sequel to Blackout, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie called “a thrilling combination of Wells’s trademark twists and terror. Fantastic!”




It began with a virus. Then a series of attacks erupted across the nation. Now America is at war—and a handful of teens with impossible powers are its only defense.




In Dead Zone, Robison Wells delivers his most nail-bitingly tense read yet—and an electrifying conclusion to a two-book series that’s perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and I Am Number Four.[/learn_more]


Unmarked (The Legion #2)
by Kami Garcia
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]He is here . . . and he could be anyone.




Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us-a demon she accidentally set free.




Now Kennedy and the other Legion members-Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared-have to hunt him down. As they learn more about the history of the Legion and the Illuminati, Kennedy realizes that the greatest mystery of all does not belong to any secret order, but to her own family. With the clock ticking and the life of someone she loves hanging in the balance, Kennedy has to ask the question she fears most: what is it about her past that has left her Unmarked?[/learn_more]


Invisible (The Twixt #2)
by Dawn Metcalf
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Some things lie beneath the surface.




Invisible.




With the power to change everything.




Joy Malone wants it all—power, freedom and the boyfriend who loves her. Yet when an unstoppable assassin is hired to kill her, Joy learns that being the girl with the Sight comes with a price that might be too high to pay. Love will be tested, lives will be threatened, and everyone Joy knows and cares about will be affected by her decision to stand by Ink or to leave the Twixt forever.




Her choice is balanced on a scalpel’s edge and the consequences will be more life-altering than anyone can guess.[/learn_more]



Non-Fiction:

The Penguin Book of Witches
by Katherine Howe
Paranormal
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America.




From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft. [/learn_more]



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62 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: September 30th

    • I need to read Ione’s first MoonBound Clan Vampire installment before I tackle Chained by Night, but luckily for me, book 1 is FREE via XOXO After Dark. 😀

  1. I loved THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS, I’m such a big Gena Showalter fan. She writes some sexy men whether her books are adult or young adult. Cole is of course 28 in my head though rather than 17 or 18 so I don’t feel creepy crushing on him 😉 I need to get caught up on the Merrick brothers, I read the first two and loved them but got distracted and never finished out the series. *hangs head*

    • I’ve been disappointed by the reviews for Winterspell so far, hopefully yours will change my mind. I haven’t tried Showalter’s YA yet, but it’s on my wishlist.

  2. I got Chained by Night and another new adult title, I’m also a big fan of the White Rabbi Chronicles, I’m planing on listening to that later on, it’s out audio already, but is not on audible yet.
    I had every intention of of listening to Chained by Night today, but another book just got on its way 😉
    Thanks Carmel
    Lupdilup recently posted…Storm Front Audiobook by Jim Butcher (Review)

    • I hate when there’s a delay for titles to show-up on Audible, or worse yet, when they aren’t available in Canada. I’ve never listened to Natalie Gold; is she any good as a narrator?

  3. thanks to the reviews posted here now i do have the bloodhound, and celtic moon 2 on my list. i haven’t started the achemist but it tempted me at a time and i didn’t know the third book was releasing ( feeling so behind)

    and the novella about Levet is tempting as well so i hope it will be in a anthology at a later time ( after all i’m not really into christmas story so soon in teh year so i can wait)
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  4. I like the Incarnate cover – I’m going to have to look that series up.

    Thank you once again fro bringing me up to date because I never know what’s new anymore. lol

  5. Jess1

    So many interesting books. I have a special interest in checking out Anton Stout’s series.

    • That’s quite the dilemma you have there! And, I still can’t believe that you haven’t spent it all yet. LMAO I’ll be picking more winners soon, so maybe you’ll win another, and that’ll solve your problem.

    • It’s been a while since I last read one of Shayne’s books. I look forward to reading your review to see if I should remedy that sometime in the near future.

  6. I got the okay for Unmarked and Invisible, both are 2nd in a seris YA books that I enjoyed, so I’m crossing my fingers no middle book slump. Of course I need to catch up on the White Rabbit Chronicles too 😉 Thanks for the list Carmel!!