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Paranormal New Releases: October 7th

Urban Fantasy:

Fool's Gold
Fool’s Gold (Sabina Kane #5.6)
by Jaye Wells
Urban Fantasy
Amazon

Book Description

In the 1970s, Sabina Kane was a rookie assassin looking for first big kill. But when the day finally comes to prove her skills to the Dominae, she finds herself shadowing Slade Corbin, a more experienced assassin with a huge chip on his shoulder. Together, they must track down a blackmailer who’s threatening to expose the existence of vampires to the world. Will Sabina and Slade be able to find the blackmailer in time, and, more important, will they be able to get through the mission without killing each other?


Poison Fruit (Agent of Hel #3)
by Jacqueline Carey
Urban Fantasy
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

The Pemkowet Visitors Bureau has always promoted paranormal tourism—even if it has downplayed the risks (hobgoblins are unpredictable). It helps that the town is presided over by Daisy Johanssen, who as Hel’s liaison is authorized by the Norse goddess of the dead to keep Pemkowet under control. Normally, that’s easier to do in the winter, when bracing temperatures keep folks indoors.

But a new predator is on the prowl, and this one thrives on nightmares. Daisy is on her trail and working intimately with her partner and sometime lover from the Pemkowet PD, sexy yet unavailable werewolf Cody Fairfax. But even as the creature is racking up innocent victims, a greater danger looms on Pewkowet’s horizon.

As a result of a recent ghost uprising, an unknown adversary—represented by a hell-spawn lawyer with fiery powers of persuasion—has instigated a lawsuit against the town. If Pemkowet loses, Hel’s sovereignty will be jeopardized, and the fate of the eldritch community will be at stake. The only one who can prevent it is Daisy—but she’s going to have to confront her own worst nightmare to do it.


Reckoning (Fallen Siren #2)
by S.J. Harper
Urban Fantasy
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Join Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong. She’s sacrificed. He’s suffered. They’ve both been betrayed. Now it’s time for a reckoning.

Special Agent Emma Monroe has a secret. She’s a Fallen Siren, cursed by the gods and banished to Earth for her failure to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone. As an FBI agent she saves the lives of others believing redemption could be one rescue away.

Her partner Zack is a werewolf and former Black Ops sniper who once carried out a string of questionable assignments. Now he’s determined to atone for his past. Ironically, there’s a portion of his past Zack doesn’t remember—an affair with Emma. Giving into their attraction for one another almost led to their undoing. Now it’s back to business as usual.

While trying to unravel the mystery behind a series of kidnappings in Southern California, Emma and Zack become entangled with political tensions in the vampire and Were worlds. Not to mention the struggles they face in their relationship with one another. With so much uncertainty, they come to realize the only thing they can really count on is one another…or can they?


Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock #8)
by Faith Hunter
Urban Fantasy
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire—but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs….

When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price—and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. Leo, however, doesn’t mention how this new job will change Jane’s life or the danger it will bring her and her team.

Jane has more to worry about than some greedy vampires. There’s a vicious creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, and its agenda seems to be ripping Leo and her to pieces. Now Jane just has to figure out how to kill something she can’t even see….


Unbinding (World of the Lupi #11)
by Eileen Wilks
Urban Fantasy
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

After questing through the sidhe realms with her ex-hellhound lover, Nathan, Kai Tallman Michalski has finally returned home. But she knows Nathan will eventually be called back to serve his queen—and Kai will have to decide whether to enter her majesty’s service as well. Sure, the job comes with great bennies, but there’s one big downside: she would have to swear absolute fealty to the Queen of Winter.

For now, though, Kai is glad to be home, and glad that Nathan completed his mission for his queen with surprising ease. But what seemed to be a quick conclusion turns out to be anything but. The two of them helped thwart the sidhe god of chaos—and he is not happy about that. He’s got plans for them. Plans, too, for the sidhe who killed him some three millennia ago. Nor has he abandoned his plans for Earth, as they learn when chaos begins bursting out all over…



Paranormal Romance:

Undead and Unwary (Undead #13)
by MaryJanice Davidson
Paranormal Romance
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Vampire queen Betsy “don’t call me Elizabeth” Taylor is back – and there’s going to be Hell to pay – in MaryJanice Davidson’s New York Times bestselling series . . .

Following on from Undead and Unsure, Betsy Taylor is back in the hit paranormal series chock full of wit, sass and a little bit of romance….


Wicked Hot Reads (Anthology)
by Shoshanna Evers, Cathryn Fox+
Paranormal Romance
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) by NYT & USA Today bestseller Shoshanna Evers: The Beast can’t let his little Beauty go free, not while there’s still hope that she might be the one to end his decade-long curse…

Knocking on Demon’s Door by NYT & USA Today bestseller Cathryn Fox: When Michelle discovers what’s really going on at the resort, will her trust in a demon turn her in to one of the missing, or will he save her from the real monsters?

The Wolf Who Played With Fire by NYT & USA Today bestseller Sarah Mäkelä: Mia’s mistakes have forever changed the lives of those close to her, but when her soldier boyfriend, Ethan, goes missing on duty, she harness every magic power she possesses to get him safely back…

Fallen Ever After by NYT & USA Today bestseller A.C. James: Arie wanted Holly from the very first moment he met her, but the long-standing feud between the faeries that run the Chicago Crew puts Holly and other fledgling vampires in danger. Can they stop a vampire-fae war that’s been brewing for nearly a century?

Bared to Him by NYT & USA Today bestseller Jan Springer: Human by day, and a tentacle shapeshifter by night, sexy Gray Wagner, is the last male that Miranda Bolton dreams of falling in love with, until she begins to fantasize about all the naughty things he can do to her…

A Mate’s Bite by USA Today bestseller Milly Taiden: After an explosive night of passion, Karla is sure she’s a one-night stand for the man she’s wanted for years, but Nate has marked Karla. Only true love and a wolf’s promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite and a hope for tomorrow.

Archangel Rafe by Lisa Hughey: Angelina’s only respite from her overwhelming life is in her dreams with a stunningly hot angel, but when an unexpected threat puts both the Angelic Realm and Earth in jeopardy, Angelina will need to accept her destiny before it’s too late…

Blaze of Secrets by Jessie Donovan: Rescued from a prison for magic users, Kiarra is now a wanted criminal and must rely on a mysterious Brit to help her evade capture. Before long, her handsome rescuer becomes much more than just her trainer…

Mark of the Serapath by Titania Ladley: After a catastrophe unleashes Josie’s Serapathian witch magic, she suspects her sexy, mysterious lover is a Kynthian vampire ordered to kill all Serapaths. Despite the risks, passion explodes between them, threatening the future of the entire world.

Dragon’s Honor by Mina Carter: Bodyguard duty. Undercover. As human. Simple. Until shadow-dragon Baron realizes the woman they’re protecting is his mate. Add in a crazy warlock…and Baron might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her.


By the Magic of Starlight
By the Magic of Starlight
(The Forbidden Realm #0.5)
by Serena Gilley
Paranormal Romance
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Fairies Raea and Kyne are regretting their night of passion. What were they thinking? They try to promise it will never happen again, but of course they are totally hot for each other and it takes every ounce of will-power they both have to keep their lust under control. If the Fairy Council finds out what they’ve done, they could be stripped of their magic and expelled from the Forbidden Realm forever.

Desperate to escape the council, they retreat to a cabin deep in the mountains. For now they are hidden, and safe from all the intrigue. Seculded in a haven of their own, passion takes over and they at last are able to fully give in to their desire. They have no secrets from one another and know that whatever is to come, they will face it together.


To Love a King (Court of Annwyn #3)
by Shona Husk
Paranormal Romance
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

To keep the balance between good and evil at the court of Annwyn, Prince Felan ap Gwyn has two weeks to marry and take the crown. But he wants more than just power—he wants love; a love he once had but was too stubborn to hold on to.

It took years for Jacqueline Ara to put her life back together after Felan abandoned her. And she doesn’t want fairies back in her life—even if her heart still burns for him. With war in Annwyn looming and death bleeding into the mortal world, Felan and Jacquie will need to heal old wounds for one last gamble. It’s all or nothing to save both worlds.


Wicked Dark Dragon
Wicked Dark Dragon (Dragon Heat #3)
by Lolita Lopez
Paranormal Romance
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Adopted a few weeks after birth, Ivy Morales suspects that she might not be totally human. Fully aware that one whisper of such insanity would land her in a mental institution, she keeps the outlandish thought to herself. But there’s no ignoring the increasingly vivid and stunningly powerful dreams of an ancient blood feud that plague her nightly—or the darkly erotic turn those dreams have recently taken.

Drawn to Mexico for Spring Break, Ivy unwittingly stumbles right into the path of the same evil presence from her mysterious dreams. Kidnapped and held hostage, she has only one chance to survive. She reaches out to the wickedly sexy man from her dreams and prays he’ll answer her call for help.

Welsh dragon shifter Ian Madoc struggles to understand the strange dream connection he shares with this unknown woman. In all his centuries of life, he’s never experienced anything like it—and it unsettles him. When the dreams turn to pleas for help, Mad rushes off in the middle of the night, hell-bent on saving the young woman he fears may be his mate.

But rescuing Ivy from the clutches of the Knights is only the beginning of Mad’s problems. When Ivy’s true identity is revealed, old secrets and a close friend’s betrayal put him at odds with the rest of the Brotherhood. Protecting the dragon species is no longer his top priority. He’ll do anything to keep Ivy safe, even if it means walking away from the only life he’s ever known.


Alpha Immortals
Alpha Immortals (Anthology)
by Kate Perry, Michelle Rowen+
Paranormal Romance
Amazon

Book Description

TEMPTED BY FATE by Kate Perry: Pursued by a relentless evil, Willow seeks help from San Francisco’s most dangerous detective.

FANGED & FABULOUS by Michelle Rowen: Made into a vampire by the worst blind date ever, Sarah now finds her sizzling-hot, fanged friend Quinn trying to turn her self-defense lessons into make-out sessions.

DARKNESS BOUND by Stella Cameron: A werewolf who fights his animal nature, Niles prowls the woods to stop an ancient evil-and to find the woman who stirs his primeval lust.

DARK AWAKENING by Kendra Leigh Castle: Shapeshifting vampire Tynan is ordered to find a human Seer with the power to secure victory for his clan. But when he has Lily in his grasp, her touch awakens within him a hunger like he’s never known.

RENEGADE by Nancy Northcott: Top sheriff Valeria must hunt down Griffin, a traitor trained in dark magic. But when the fugitive mage suddenly risks his life to save the beautiful cop, both will find themselves running for their lives.

THE LOST by Caridad Piñeiro: When paranormal enemies hunt Adam for his lethal gifts, he must escape with Bobbie, a sexy woman who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined.

SEX & THE IMMORTAL BAD BOY by Stephanie Rowe: Cursed by Satan, Paige will lose her soul unless she can convince shadow warrior Jed to sneak her past the pearly gates.


A Highland Wolf Christmas
(Heart of the Wolf #15)
by Terry Spear
Paranormal Romance
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Financial advisor Guthrie MacNeill isn’t a complete Scrooge—he just hates the enormous cost associated with the Christmas holiday season. Needless to say, when his pack hires a party planner to decorate the castle, he’s at his wit’s end. Until Calla Stewart arrives on the scene with her mistletoe in hand.

Calla has never had a client as difficult as Guthrie, but she’s determined to give the pack a Christmas season they will never forget—no matter how much it costs. But when her ex-fiancé begins stalking her and threatening her safety, Guthrie decides to loosen his grip on the purse strings and let out his inner Highland warrior wolf to protect her.


Immortal (Fallen Angels #6)
by J.R. Ward
Paranormal Romance
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

From J.R. Ward, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has kept readers on the edge of their seats with her phenomenal Fallen Angels novels, comes one of the most heart-stirring and eagerly anticipated events in that acclaimed series.

This is a world where sin and salvation collide. This is a world where a cynical fallen angel struggles with the seven deadly sins and seven chosen souls. With the spellbinding Immortal, the riveting series that “changed the face of paranormal romance” comes to an epic close as mankind’s reluctant savior struggles with his greatest challenge yet…



Fantasy / Science Fiction:

The Lesser Dead
by Christopher Buehlman
Fantasy / Horror
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

The secret is, vampires are real and I am one.
The secret is, I’m stealing from you what is most truly yours and I’m not sorry…


New York City in 1978 is a dirty, dangerous place to live. And die. Joey Peacock knows this as well as anybody—he has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheques, feeding by night, and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city’s sidewalks.

The subways are his playground and his highway, shuttling him throughout Manhattan to bleed the unsuspecting in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park or in the backseats of Checker cabs, or even those in their own apartments who are too hypnotized by sitcoms to notice him opening their windows. It’s almost too easy.

Until one night he sees them hunting on his beloved subway. The children with the merry eyes. Vampires, like him…or not like him. Whatever they are, whatever their appearance means, the undead in the tunnels of Manhattan are not as safe as they once were.

And neither are the rest of us.


The Shotgun Arcana (Golgotha #2)
by R.S. Belcher
Science Fiction / Steampunk
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

R. S. Belcher’s debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets.

1870. A haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes, Golgotha has come through many nightmarish trials, but now an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party…and the dawn of humanity.

Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But with thirty-two of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in just a few day’s time, the town and its people will be tested as never before—and some of them will never be the same.

The Shotgun Arcana is even more spectacularly ambitious and imaginative than The Six-Gun Tarot, and confirms R. S. Belcher’s status as a rising star.


Falling Sky
by Rajan Khanna
Science Fiction / Steampunk
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Ben Gold lives in dangerous times. Two generations ago, a virulent disease turned the population of most of North America into little more than beasts called Ferals. Some of those who survived took to the air, scratching out a living on airships and dirigibles soaring over the dangerous ground.

Ben has his own airship, a family heirloom, and has signed up to help a group of scientists looking for a cure. But that’s not as easy as it sounds, especially with a power-hungry air city looking to raid any nearby settlements. To make matters worse, his airship, the only home he’s ever known, is stolen. Ben must try to survive on the ground while trying to get his ship back.

This brings him to Gastown, a city in the air recently conquered by belligerent and expansionist pirates. When events turn deadly, Ben must decide what really matters–whether to risk it all on a desperate chance for a better future or to truly remain on his own.


Silverblind (Ironskin #3)
by Tina Connolly
Fantasy / Steampunk
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Dorie Rochart has been hiding her fey side for a long time. Now, finished with University, she plans to study magical creatures and plants in the wild, bringing long-forgotten cures to those in need. But when no one will hire a girl to fight basilisks, she releases her shape-changing fey powers—to disguise herself as a boy.

While hunting for wyvern eggs, she saves a young scientist who’s about to get steamed by a silvertail—and finds her childhood friend Tam Grimsby, to whom she hasn’t spoken in seven years. Not since she traded him to the fey. She can’t bear to tell him who she really is, but every day grows harder as he comes to trust her.

The wyverns are being hunted to extinction for the powerful compounds in their eggs. The fey are dying out as humans grow in power. Now Tam and Dorie will have to decide which side they will fight for. And if they end up on opposite sides, can their returning friendship survive?



New Adult:

Apolonia
by Jamie McGuire
New Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

“They killed me, but I survived.”

Three years after Rory Riordan foiled her own murder, she still trusts no one. Not Dr. Z, the eccentric college professor who has taken her under his wing, not Benji, the endearing, attractive classmate who insists on following her around, and certainly not Cy, the beautifully dark and mysterious boy who sits on the first row in Dr. Z’s Astrobiology class and asks far too many questions.

When Rory witnesses Cy being abducted by soldiers in the middle of the night, she finds herself submersed in a world that holds even more secrets than she could imagine–even darker secrets than her own.



Young Adult:

Night Sky (Night Sky #1)
by Suzanne Brockmann & Melanie Brockmann
Young Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

SHE’S THE ULTIMATE WEAPON IN FIGHTING DESTINY.

Skylar Reid is shaken when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped. Scared that the weird dreams she’s been having about Sasha are real-and even more afraid that Sasha is already dead. When a mysterious girl with extreme butt-kicking abilities roars into town on a motorcycle and, well, stalks Skylar things get even weirder. Supergirl Dana tells Sky that she also has abilities – that a hormone in their blood makes them stronger, faster, smarter. A hormone that the makers of a new drug called Destiny will murder to get their hands on.

Dana and Milo, her dangerously hot yet oh-so-forbidden partner in crime, want Sky to join them in their mission – to mold Sky into the ultimate weapon. She can sense there’s something about her abilities they’re not telling her. But the only way to save Sasha and stop other girls from being taken is to embrace the weird…and fight Destiny.


Chaos (Guards of the Shadowlands #3)
by Sarah Fine
Young Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

With Juri in control and everything in absolute chaos, Lela plunges into the depths of hell to free Malachi from creatures that have waited decades to exact their revenge. But the Judge has her own way of doing things, and Lela must work with Ana, the new Captain, who has a very personal mission of her own. Together, they infiltrate the most horrifying realm either has yet encountered in the Shadowlands—the bitter landscape ruled by the Mazikin.

The stakes could not be higher, and Lela must accept the help—and love—of people she barely knows or trusts. As alliances and loyalties shift and she realizes the soul she came to save isn’t the only one in need of rescue, can Lela summon the strength to see the fight through to the very end?


The Spiritglass Charade
(Stoker & Holmes #2)
by Colleen Gleason
Young Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

After the Affair of the Clockwork Scarab, Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes are eager to help Princess Alix with a new case. Seventeen-year-old Willa Aston is obsessed with spiritual mediums, convinced she is speaking with her mother from beyond the grave. What seems like a case of spiritualist fraud quickly devolves into something far more menacing: someone is trying to make Willa “appear lunatic,” using an innocent-looking spiritglass to control her. The list of clues piles up: an unexpected murder, a gang of pickpockets, and the return of vampires to London. But are these events connected? As Uncle Sherlock would say, “there are no coincidences.” It will take all of Mina’s wit and Evaline’s muscle to keep London’s sinister underground at bay.


Endgame: The Calling (Endgame #1)
by James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton
Young Adult / Dystopian
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Twelve ancient cultures were chosen millennia ago to represent humanity in Endgame, a global game that will decide the fate of humankind. Endgame has always been a possibility, but never a reality…until now. Twelve meteorites have just struck Earth, each meteorite containing a message for a Player who has been trained for this moment. At stake for the Players: saving their bloodline, as well as the fate of the world. And only one can win.

Endgame is real. Endgame is now. Endgame has begun.

Google Niantic is building a mobile location-based augmented reality videogame inextricably tied to the books and mythology, a major prize will be tied to a puzzle in each book, and Twentieth Century Fox has bought the movie rights.

Read the Books. Find the Clues. Solve the Puzzle. Who will Win?


Unraveled (Crewel World #3)
by Gennifer Albin
Young Adult / Dystopian
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Autonomous. Independent. Dangerous.

They tried to control her. Now she’ll destroy them.

Things have changed behind the walls of the Coventry, and new threats lurk in its twisted corridors. When Adelice returns to Arras, she quickly learns that something rotten has taken hold of the world, and now Cormac Patton needs her to help him reestablish order. However, peace comes at a terrible price. As the Guild manipulates the citizens of Arras, Adelice discovers that she’s not alone, and she must let go of her past to fight for mankind’s future. She will have to choose between an unimaginable alliance and a deadly war that could destroy everyone she loves.


Emergent (Annex #2)
by Rachel Cohn
Young Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Zhara, the First. Elysia, her clone. On the surface, they are identical. But looks can be deceiving.

When Zhara plays, she plays to win. She thought she had escaped the horrors of Doctor Lusardi’s cloning compound. But the nightmare is just beginning. Elysia has taken everything from Zhara-a softer, prettier version of herself and an inescapable reminder of all she’s failed at in her life. Now the man Zhara loves has replaced her with Elysia. Zhara will get her clone out of the way, no matter the cost.

Elysia has finally learned the truth: she has a soul. Her First is alive. She knows it hurts Zhara to see her with Alexander, but she can’t give him up. The genetically-perfected Aquine has chosen as her as his life mate, and their days together are limited.

Elysia can’t remain in the Rave Caves off the shores of Denesme forever. Revolution is brewing on the island paradise. Hundreds of soulless clones remain imprisoned like Elysia once was, slaves to the whims of their owners-wealthy human inhabitants of the island. As a group of clones and humans, led by Alexander, plot an insurrection that will turn Denesme’s world upside down, Elysia knows her place is fighting by his side. Terrible sacrifices must be made to defeat Denesme’s twisted regime. But even the greatest losses cannot prepare Elysia for the ticking time bomb built into her own programming…


Exquisite Captive
(Dark Caravan Cycle #1)
by Heather Demetrios
Young Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Jinni. Empress. Warrior. Slave.

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more dangerous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince Malek that she truly loves him.

Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia must make choices that betray everything she believes in and choose between the jinni who has unexpectedly stolen her heart and the dangerously persuasive master who wants to own it. Soon, Nalia realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?


Whisper the Dead
(The Lovegrove Legacy #2)
by Alyxandra Harvey
Young Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Gretchen is struggling with her newfound gift as a Whisperer; the constant buzzing in her ears from detecting spells is more frustrating than fun, especially when she is spending time with one of the Order of the Iron Nail’s Keepers, the icy but strikingly handsome Tobias Lawless. While Gretchen tries to hide the truth from him, London fades from beautiful and bustling to deathly silent …Something evil is once again menacing Mayfair, and Gretchen and her cousins must use their powers to prevent a horrible sacrifice.

This second book in the Lovegrove Legacy trilogy is full of dark twists, spellbinding suspense and sweeping romance – perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, Lauren Kate and Ruth Warburton.


This Night So Dark (Starbound #1.5)
by Amie Kaufman
Young Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

The story will follow Tarver, and the secret behind why he was on the Icarus when the great spaceliner met its epic end. Where’d all those medals come from? Why doesn’t he want to talk about it? And if you’re wondering how it can be a sequel at the same time, you just have to look at the format of These Broken Stars. That story’s told out of order, too.

In addition to Tarver’s story, the e-short will also contain the first two chapters of This Shattered World, a full two months before the book hits the shelves!


Lailah (The Styclar Saga #1)
by Nikki Kelly
Young Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.


The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)
by Marie Lu
Young Adult
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood plague: marked by a jagged scar, snow-white hair and lashes. Cast out by her family, Adelina has finally found a place to belong within the secret society of Young Elites. To some, the Elites are heroes, here to save innocents in desperate situations. But to the Inquisition Axis, the white-robed soldiers of Kenettra, they are monsters with demonic powers who must be brought to justice.

As Adelina learns more about this perilous world where politics and magic clash, she soon realizes that her own powers may be in danger of bringing on an era of panic such as the world has never seen.


Stray (Four Sisters #1)
by Elissa Sussman
Young Adult / Fantasy
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

“I am grateful for my father, who keeps me good and sweet. I am grateful for my mother, who keeps her own heart guarded and safe. I am grateful for my adviser, who keeps me protected. I am grateful for the Path, which keeps me pure. Ever after.”

Princess Aislynn has long dreamed about attending her Introduction Ball, about dancing with the handsome suitors her adviser has chosen for her, about meeting her true love and starting her happily ever after.

When the night of the ball finally arrives and Nerine Academy is awash with roses and royalty, Aislynn wants nothing more than to dance the night away, dutifully following the Path that has been laid out for her. She does not intend to stray.

But try as she might, Aislynn has never quite managed to control the magic that burns within her-magic brought on by wicked, terrible desires that threaten the Path she has vowed to take.

After all, it is wrong to want what you do not need. Isn’t it?


The Fall
by Bethany Griffin
Young Adult / Horror
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Madeline Usher has been buried alive. The doomed heroine comes to the fore in this eerie reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Gothic, moody, and suspenseful from beginning to end, The Fall is literary horror for fans of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Asylum.

Madeline awakes in a coffin. She was put there by her own twin brother. How did it come to this? In short non-chronological chapters, Bethany Griffin masterfully spins a haunting and powerful tale of a tragic heroine and the curse on the Usher family. The house itself is alive around Madeline, and it will never let her escape, driving her to the madness just as it has all of her ancestors. But she won’t let it have her brother Roderick. She’ll do everything in her power to save him—and try to save herself—even if it means bringing the house down around them.

With a sinister gothic atmosphere and relentless tension to rival Poe himself, Bethany Griffin creates a house of horrors and introduces a whole new point-of-view on the timeless classic.


The Ghost of Ben Hargrove
by Heather Brewer
Young Adult / Horror
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

In this standalone short story from New York Times bestselling author Heather Brewer, a boy wakes up in a cell with no recollection of how he got there—and no idea how he is going to escape.

Ben Hargrove has been trapped for so long, he’s lost count of the days. In a cell with no windows and only a small slot in the door, he doesn’t even know when it’s day and when it’s night. All Ben knows is the hand that brings him food and medicine. All Ben knows is the cycle from one sleep to the next.

But this cycle, something is different. Someone has left Ben a note:

There is no freedom.
There are no walls.
The boy is real.

Ben will have to figure out what the cryptic note means, and fast—or he may not make it out of this cell alive.

Featuring a first look at Heather Brewer’s upcoming novel, The Cemetery Boys, this mysterious and frightening short story will keep you guessing until the very last page—and it will keep you awake long after.


The Invisible (Brokenhearted #2)
by Amelia Kahaney
Young Adult / Science Fiction
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Cinder meets The Dark Knight in this riveting sequel to the darkly suspenseful, reimagined superhero story The Brokenhearted.

Since Gavin’s death, Anthem has tried to forget the heartache and betrayal, to feel normal once more. She doesn’t want to be the crime-fighting vigilante that Bedlam City needs. She just wants to go to school, practice ballet, and help nurse Ford back to health. But while he is recovering from his lifesaving surgery, the Ford she knew is slipping away.

Then a new subversive group, whose mysterious leader calls himself the Invisible, starts attacking the North Side. The danger has never been closer to home, and Anthem can’t sit idly by. Using her new strength, she begins to fight back and be the hero she was meant to be. Soon, she is the Invisible’s most sought-after enemy, and he is using everything at his disposal to have her found and captured. Will Anthem survive the biggest fight of her life?


The Blood of Olympus
(The Heroes of Olympus #5)
by Rick Riordan
Middle Grade
Amazon GoodReads

Book Description

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.



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51 Comments

  1. So many amazing books! I didn’t realize Chaos was being released this month, I love that series & Lailah, Apolonia and The Young Elites are high on my wishlist.

    Thanks for sharing Carmel 🙂

    • That sounds like a YA shopping spree in the making. Hehe

  2. So many titles, but sadly the only one I feel like reading from that list is This Night So Dark.
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    • Most of this week’s releases are installments in series that I’m not up to date on, so none of ’em really caught me eye either.

  3. Aaaaaah, so many new releases this week!! Fall is the worst/best season when it comes to books!!
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    • At least the rain makes you feel not quite as guilty for spending more time indoors reading!

  4. I had forgotten that World of the Lupi book was out today. Thanks for the reminder. I’m listening to Immortal now. I’m kinda glad it is the last in that series.
    Melanie Simmons recently posted…Gravity Audiobook by Dannika Dark (Review)

    • Yeah, I’ve heard that the Fallen Angels series isn’t Ward’s best work. Wilks’ books are on my wishlist, but 11 installments—eeck!

  5. Sooo many fabulous reads out today!
    kindlemom1 recently posted…Something Wicked With Author Tiffany Duane and Her Book Coral & Bone

    • Yea ma’am! It’s a great day to be a book blogger, or a reader for that matter.

  6. I used 3 credits today. Not counting those as part of my financial fast since they are prepaid. IT was a HUGE release day.
    Felicia the Geeky Blogger recently posted…Guest Posting @ MidnyteReader for #HalloweenHootenanny

    • Ouch! I only have a 3 credit balance at the moment, so that would have killed me.

  7. AHHHH! CHAOS!!!!!! I didn’t realize it came out today! *runs away to Amazon* I love that series so much, and book 2 ended on a brutal cliffhanger so I think it might be time for a little procrastination at work so I can read instead 😉 Super excited for The Young Elites as well!

    • You’re not the only one who forgot Chaos’ release date. 🙂

  8. Apolonia, Exquisite captive, The Fall and Lailah are my most anticipated reads from this list. And I have to start reading Jane Yellowrock. I hear nothing but good things.

    • Alrighty then! Sounds like you have your marching orders.

  9. I’m happy to see some first-in-series releases in YA. I’ll have to check them out at work tomorrow. My kiddos are super excited for The Blood of Olympus!! They’ve been waiting For-EVER for it. <–said with middle-schooler accent for added drama. 🙂
    Bookworm Brandee recently posted…**Teaser Tuesday ~ #39**

    • You read MG?? And, here I was thinking that you were a romance junkie, you really do get around, Brandee. Hehe

  10. So many audiobooks I want to get, oddly only 1 is an adult read, the rest are YA. OH boy! I need to re-awake my love for adult paranormal.
    Thanks Carmel 🙂
    Lupdilup recently posted…Gravity Audiobook by Dannika Dark (Review)

    • You are not alone, Loupe, I’ve been on a YA audiobook kick too as of late. It must be something in the water. 😉

  11. Chaos by Sarah Fine is my pick this week. I love that series and I am currently listening to the audiobook. There are several up there that I have read promising reviews for, but not sure I will get around to reading.
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    • It sucks that we’re forced to pick-and-choose, but there simply aren’t enough hours in the day unfortunately. Happy listening!

  12. There are several books here that I want but I know for sure that the first one I’m going to get is that Terry Spear book. I’ve been looking forward to reading that one for a while.
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  13. Broken Soul – must read, Poison Fruit – reading now, Lailah – I totally might read that, Exquisite Captive – I think yes I shall muuuwhaha, This Night so Dark – I just got it for free so why not. and Whisper the Dead – HECK YES I loved the first one!

    • So much for your preggo reading slump, eh Tabitha? I’m happy to see that you’ve gotten your groove back!

      • Oh no the groove totally isn’t back yet! If I can manage to steadily read more then a book a week then I’ll consider it back – I’m halfway through the second one for this week – if I can do it and do it next week THEN maybe I’ll consider it back LOL
        Tabitha (Not Yet Read) recently posted…Review: Black Arts by Faith Hunter

      • Ah, well, at least that’s something. 🙂

  14. I am curious about Apolonia but apprehensive. I love her contemporaries but wasn’t blown away by her zombie book. So many releases this week, it is crazy!
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Ruining Mr. Perfect by Marie Harte

    • It’s not easy to give an author a second chance when you didn’t have a good first impression, hopefully Apolonia will wow you!

  15. So many books released this week, so little time. My TBR list just keeps getting bigger…

    • Just keep throwing ’em on without looking at the actual pile, that’s what I do. LOL DENIAL is my friend.

  16. I have review copies of a lot of these, but I still need to pick up a few, including Christopher Buehlman’s book and the Golgotha sequel. The beginning of each month is always killer on my TBR1
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    • The first and last weeks are always the worst, and October is especially crazy this year.

  17. The Shotgun Arcana looks good, I love steampunk but haven’t heard of this series before! And I’m really excited about The Fall!!
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    • You can’t go wrong with a good Steampunk read!

  18. This Night so Dark was FREE on kindle, Carmel! *sighs* of course, I couldn’t resist. I think I have 15 new books on my kindle this week so far, and the week isn’t even over yet o.O

    You have a great list, here, even in the series I haven’t heard of, the books look amazing.

    I hope you’re having a wonderful week 🙂
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    • Resisting temptation is hard on a good day, but when they tack-on FREE, we’re screwed. LOL So, now you just have to read 2.1 books a day. That’s totally do-able. 😉

  19. J.R. Ward again? How many books that woman has? I haven’t read any though. *le sigh* Anyhow I cannot wait to read Exquisite Captive as I have heard amazing things about it. Great post, Carmel 🙂
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    • You’ve NEVER read a Ward title? SACRILEGE! I’d recommend starting with her BDB before this series though. I haven’t experienced her Fallen Angels for myself yet, but it’s impossible to compete with the brothers!

  20. So many great releases this week! Choas was AMAZING. But so many more that I WANT!
    Candace recently posted…Book Review: Chaos by Sarah Fine

  21. Okay-another great week of reads to tempt me and I already have three on the list, yet I want more lol!! I want/need *Grabby Hands* The Fall. As a fan of the House of Usher this one sounds perfect for fall 🙂
    kim { Book Swoon } recently posted…Waiting On Wednesday: The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

    • Don’t blame me, I’m just the messenger! :p

  22. Yup, you’re right Carmel. Heaps of fab books this week too! I need more time to read!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
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  23. Yay! Lolita Lopez…love that series. Thanks for sharing Carmel 🙂

  24. oulà this week is too tempting!! broken soul, reckoning are the one i want the most ( the terry spear one is tempting me but better i start the series by teh beginning )
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    • I’m sure I missed a bunch too, but at least you now have a place to start.