Paranormal New Releases: September 9th

Posted September 9, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 56 Comments


Urban Fantasy:

Wounded
Wounded (Rylee Adamson #8)
by Shannon Mayer
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]”My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.”




When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.




The clock is ticking and I can feel the weight of the final battle with the demon hordes looming over my head. The puzzle pieces are becoming clearer, but the casualty list is growing. And with each name that is added to those we’ve lost, my confidence cracks a little more.




Yet there is hope.




A child saved.




A life lost.




A prophecy fulfilled.[/learn_more]


The Witch With No Name
(The Hollows #13)
by Kim Harrison
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]It’s Rachel Morgan’s ultimate adventure . . . and anything can happen in this final book in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series.




Rachel Morgan has come a long way from her early days as an inexperienced bounty hunter. She’s faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She’s crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She’s lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has unexpectedly become something much more.




But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. Rachel has known that this day would come—and now it is here.




To save Ivy’s soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything. . . .[/learn_more]


Red Blooded (Jessica McClain #4)
by Amanda Carlson
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Jessica is going to Hell.




After settling a fragile truce between the vampires, werewolves and witches, the last thing Jessica wants to do is face the demons head on. But when the Prince of Hell kidnapped her brother, he set into motion a chain of events that even Jessica doesn’t have the power to stop.




Now, Jessica must go into battle again. But Hell is a whole new beast — new rules, more dangerous demons, and an entirely foreign realm. And when Jessica is dropped into the Underworld too soon, without protection or the help of her friends, she must figure out just how powerful she can be… or she will never make it out alive.[/learn_more]


Festive in Death (In Death #39)
by J.D. Robb
Paranormal Mystery
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Eve Dallas deals with a homicide—and the holiday season—in the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.




Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.




Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.




Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer. [/learn_more]



Fantasy:

City of Stairs
by Robert Jackson Bennett
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city–from one of America’s most acclaimed young fantasy writers.




The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world’s new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy.




Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov’s oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country’s most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov’s cruel reign may not yet be over. [/learn_more]


The Caller (Shadowfell #3)
by Juliet Marillier
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In the final book in this gripping, romantic fantasy trilogy perfect for fans of Robin McKinley, Kristin Cashore, and Shannon Hale, Neryn’s band of rebels reach their climactic confrontation with the king. The stunning conclusion to the story that began with Shadowfell and Raven Flight is full of romance, intrigue, magic, and adventure.




Just one year ago, Neryn had nothing but a canny skill she barely understood and a faint dream that the legendary rebel base of Shadowfell might be real. Now she is the rebels’ secret weapon, and their greatest hope for survival, in the fast-approaching ambush of King Keldec at Summerfort.




The fate of Alban itself is in her hands. But to be ready for the bloody battle that lies ahead, Neryn must first seek out two more fey Guardians to receive their tutelage. Meanwhile, her beloved, Flint, has been pushed to his breaking point as a spy in the king’s court—and is arousing suspicion in all the wrong quarters.




At stake lies freedom for the people of Alban, a life free from hiding for the Good Folk—and a chance for Flint and Neryn to finally be together.[/learn_more]


The Falcon Throne
(The Tarnished Crown Quintet #1)
by Karen Miller
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]WHEN KINGDOMS CLASH, EVERY CROWN WILL BE TARNISHED BY THE BLOODY PRICE OF AMBITION.




A bastard lord leads a rebellion against his tyrant king — and must live with the consequences of victory.




A royal widow plots to win her daughter’s freedom from the ambitious lords who would control them both.




An orphaned prince sets his eyes on regaining his father’s stolen throne.




And two brothers, divided by ambition, will learn that the greater the power, the more dangerous the game.




A masterful tale of the thirst for power and the cost of betrayal. Epic fantasy at its bloodiest, action-packed best.[/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

Burning Desire: Part 1 (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. . .?




In Burning Desire: Part 1 by Donna Grant, Kiril is dark, dangerous and powerful and when he heads to Ireland to uncover Dark Fae secrets, he isn’t the least bit surprised that the Dark are using one of their own to spy on him in return.  But he is deeply intrigued by this sexy, alluring woman who is perilous in more ways than one…




Shara needs to be get back into her family’s good graces after committing an near-unforgivable offense and if bringing a Dragon King to his knees is how she must do it, she will use every trick she has up her sleeve to snare him. But she is unprepared for the intense desire that he brings to life within her. A burning desire they both seem unable to escape…[/learn_more]


Act of Surrender (PSI-Ops #2)
by Mandy M. Roth
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Dr. James Hagen thought he’d bid Paranormal Security and Intelligence Agency good riddance nearly ten years back. He’d been an operative with them for so long that carving out a new path in life had taken time, but he’d achieved it. He’d made it his mission in life to help the wayward find a path again, to help those who couldn’t help themselves. All that changed when he fell into enemy hands. Now, unable to fully heal and plagued by nightmares and choppy visions of what is to come, James isn’t sure if he can keep going. That is, until he meets PSI’s newest person of interest–a quirky, sexy cyber punk who totally turns his world upside down.




Laney Steele knows she’s onto something. It doesn’t matter that most have written her off as a conspiracy theorist and a hacktivist. She knows the government is hiding the existence of super soldiers who can shapeshift into animals. She’s so sure that she puts herself on the line to find out more, only what she uncovers isn’t exactly what she was hoping for, and it has a heck of a lot more to do with her than she ever thought possible. When her new online gamer buddy turns out to be a super solider, she throws caution to the wind just for a chance to be with him. Neither one of them realize the enemy has been lurking, waiting for the perfect moment to strike–again.[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

The Vampires of Manhattan
(Vampires of Manhattan #1)
by Melissa de la Cruz
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]From the bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End comes a new novel that explores the battle between good and evil, in the city that never sleeps…VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN: The New Blue Bloods Coven




You’ll devour Melissa de la Cruz’s hot new adult novel, in which her Blue Bloods immortals have matured and are now exposed to new challenges, new loves, new threats, and a haute, hot hipster lifestyle.




It is ten years after the great War with Lucifer, and the Coven has rebuilt. Leader of the Fallen, Oliver Hazard-Perry, plans to celebrate this prosperity by throwing a 400 Year Ball-and all Blue Blood society will be there.




And then, all hell breaks loose…. [/learn_more]


Haze (The Rephaim #2)
by Paula Weston
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Gaby Winters’ life used to be pretty normal. She lived with her best friend. She worked in a library. She was slowly getting over the death of her twin brother, Jude. And then Rafa came looking for her.




With him, her blood-soaked nightmares stopped. But now they are reality. She is one of the Rephaim – a wingless half angel, descended from the Fallen. Demons exist and they are hunting her.




She knows she’s alive when she’s meant to be dead. And that means maybe Jude is too. So why isn’t she out there looking for him?[/learn_more]


Illusions of Fate
by Kiersten White
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Dive into a world of enchantment and romance in this lush fantasy, which Stephanie Perkins, international bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, called “an absolute delight—a magical, sparkling, dangerous world with witty repartee and a romance that will light your heart on fire.” Fans of Libba Bray and Cassandra Clare will fall in love with this captivating stand-alone novel from Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy.




Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets the gorgeous, enigmatic Finn, who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status . . . and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, and the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess them. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits, can stop him.[/learn_more]


Of Monsters and Madness
by Jessica Verday
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A romantic, historical retelling of classic Gothic horror featuring Edgar Allan Poe and his character Annabel Lee, from a New York Times best-selling author.




Annabel Lee is summoned from Siam to live with her father in 1820’s Philadelphia shortly after her mother’s death, but an unconventional upbringing makes her repugnant to her angry, secretive father.




Annabel becomes infatuated with her father’s assistant Allan, who dabbles in writing when he’s not helping with medical advancements. But in darker hours, when she’s not to be roaming the house, she encounters the devilish assistant Edgar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Allan, and who others insist doesn’t exist.




A rash of murders across Philadelphia, coupled with her father’s strange behavior, leads Annabel to satisfy her curiosity and uncover a terrible truth: Edgar and Allan are two halves of the same person – and they are about to make the crimes detailed in Allan’s stories come to life. Unless Annabel stops them.[/learn_more]


Winterkill
by Kate A. Boorman
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Emmeline knows she’s not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, attacking at night and keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters. Living with the shame of her grandmother’s insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent. When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it’s an opportunity for Emmeline to wash the family slate clean—even if she has eyes for another. But before she’s forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her into the woods, where she uncovers a path she can’t help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the village will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the same path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she will be next.[/learn_more]


The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)
by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.




Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.




Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.




All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.




So he tries his best to do his worst – and fails at failing.




Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.




The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .




From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.[/learn_more]


Into the Fire
by Kelly Hashway
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In one month, seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman will die. But until then, she plans to enjoy every look, touch and kiss with her boyfriend Logan, the new boy in Ashlan Falls. Cara is a descendant of the mythical Phoenix bird, and her rebirth is nearing. But first, she must die and forget all that she knew before, including Logan’s face, his laugh, and the way he says her name. With precious little time left for the two of them, Cara does all she can to savor every moment, unwittingly drawing a Phoenix hunter to her doorstep with every move.[/learn_more]


Evil Librarian
by Michelle Knudsen
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]He’s young. He’s hot. He’s also evil. He’s . . . the librarian. When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn’t quite right. Maybe it’s the creepy look in the librarian’s eyes, or the weird feeling Cyn gets whenever she’s around him. Before long Cyn realizes that Mr. Gabriel is, in fact . . . a demon. Now, in addition to saving the school musical from technical disaster and trying not to make a fool of herself with her own hopeless crush, Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body! From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen, here is the perfect novel for teens who like their horror served up with a bit of romance, plenty of humor, and some pretty hot guys (of both the good and evil variety).[/learn_more]


The Terror of the Southlands
(The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #2)
by Caroline Carlson
Middle Grade
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]More pirates, more magic, and more adventure in the second book of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series! Caroline Carlson brings the unceasing wit, humor, and fun of the first book in the series, Magic Marks the Spot, to this epic sequel. Fans of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart’s Mysterious Benedict Society will love this quirky tween series and hope to join the VNHLP just like Hilary!




Hilary Westfield is now a bona fide pirate, but when her daring, her magical know-how, and even her gargoyle don’t convince the VNHLP that she’s worthy of her title, the Terror of the Southlands, she sets off with her crew on a High Seas adventure. But then Miss Pimm disappears and Hilary decides to find the missing Enchantress and protect the magic of Augusta.[/learn_more]
Egg and Spoon
by Gregory Maguire
Middle Grade
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg—a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and—in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured—Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.[/learn_more]



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56 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: September 9th

  1. City of Stairs looks interesting and I love the title. I’ll have to go do some research on it. I also loved Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White, it was romantic and very entertaining.
    Like you, I wasn’t too happy with Red Blooded. I’m not quite ready to give up yet, but there was definitely some disappointment.

    • Kiersten White’s latest has been getting REALLY good reviews, I am seriously tempted… I’m sad about Red Blooded, but all good things must come to an end.

  2. Oooo it’s a good week this week Carmel!!!! I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the Paula Weston series, but I think they have epic cliffhangers so I’ve been waiting until more books were out before starting. I’m looking forward to Illusions of Fate too:)

    • I thought about giving Red Blooded a try in audio, but Jennifer said the narrator wasn’t great, so I read it instead. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

    • It might not be 100% concentration issues as far as The Vampires of Manhattan is concerned, one of my blogger peeps DNF’d it in audio. Maybe it’s the narrator?

  3. Jess1

    So many interesting series that I have on my list to try out. Many of the covers are so fabulous.

  4. this week has too many tempting releases but the one i really don’t want to miss is the the witch with no name (then the new amamanda carlson, iron trial,illusion of fate, and the vampire of manathan are other that caught my interest^^)
    miki recently posted…Witch Song ( tome1) par Amber Argyle

  5. Mogsy from BiblioSanctum  

    As usual, my eye goes immediately to the UF and fantasy new releases; there are several on here that I’ve read or are on my TBR, and City of Stairs is REALLY good.

  6. This is another big week, especially in the YA group! I’m excited to start The Iron Trial and I loved Paula Weston’s first book Shadows, so I really want to this one as well … *checks to see if there’s anything left on gift cards* LOL 😉