Paranormal New Releases: December 16th

Posted December 16, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 36 Comments


Paranormal Romance:

Revenant (Lords of Deliverance #6)
by Larissa Ione
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]HELL HATH NO FURY . . .




For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme-a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction.




LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNED




Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she’s the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there’s no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won’t find her . . .[/learn_more]


Blood Moon
Blood Moon (Moon #3)
by Lisa Kessler
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A lone wolf…




Gareth Takoda is the last surviving member of his family. Guilt, grief, and bitterness have isolated him from his Pack, and driven him into his own private purgatory.




A new Pack member…




Nadya Dalca was bitten by a genetically-altered werewolf from Nero’s top secret Lycan Squad, a death sentence for every wolf in the project. Her empathic abilities and fighting spirit have helped her survive her first full moon, but the poison in her veins is pushing her body to its limits.




‘Til death do they part…




In an effort to save Nadya’s life, the door is opened to Nero. But will the experiment save her life, or push the Pack in deeper with the enemy? One kiss and Gareth’s course is changed forever. He’ll face down death one more time, but this time, he’s planning to win.[/learn_more]


Hot Blooded Part 2 (Dark Kings #4)
by Donna Grant
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The exclusive e-serial continues! From New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant comes the HOT BLOODED: PART II, second sensual Dark Kings tale set in the wild Highlands of Scotland, where love and danger collide…




Heat infused her wherever Laith touched. Breathing became difficult as he caressed up her sides until he cupped her face. His head lowered, and she rose up to meet him. Their lips met, sending sparks of desire and need zipping through her. He moaned, low and needful, causing her knees to weaken. She wrapped her arms around his waist and simply held on.




A WARRIOR WITH EVERYTHING TO LOSE




Iona harbors a secret that others would kill to possess and Laith will do whatever he must to keep her safe. But what burns between them threatens to consume them both. Will she complete him—or destroy him?[/learn_more]


Dragon Her Back (Las Vegas Dragons #3)
by Susannah Scott
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]How To Claim Your Dragon…




As the head of security of Vegas’s Crown Jewel casino―and its hidden dragonshifter sanctuary―ice dragon Darius Dachien commands respect. Unfortunately, that respect isn’t always reciprocated. In fact, when it comes to the stunning Mei Chen, hostility might be a better word. Which makes things even harder for Darius, since Mei is his dragon mate. Without her, his dragon form is fading fast…and once lost, will be gone forever.




Mei can’t deny the fierce chemistry that simmers between them. If Darius were ever to discover who―or rather, what―she really is, she wouldn’t just lose him, but her place with the dragonshifters. The moment Mei’s past comes crashing into her present, she realizes her time for secrets has ended. Now she must reveal her true self…and risk both her life and her heart with the one man who could destroy her.[/learn_more]


Christmas with a Bite
by Patricia A. Wolf
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Sometimes the holidays totally bite…




This Christmas, Mara Livingston is determined to start over. But as she’s driving to her “new” home, a freak winter storm forces her off the road. Now she’s stranded in the middle of nowhere. Then he shows up. And there’s something strangely familiar about him…




Connor Reece never expected to see Mara again. Nor is he prepared for the onslaught of emotions―including an unimaginable rush of desire―she stirs within him. Now he has a chance to claim the woman he’s always wanted. Except, there are a couple of small details that Mara doesn’t know. The first is that Connor is a vampire. And the second is that if his family finds out about Mara, she will most certainly be killed…[/learn_more]


Caribou’s Gift (Kodiak Point #3.5)
by Eve Langlais
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Darn it, a man had his pride and a caribou a certain majestic presence, all of which could wind up ruined if he abased himself to play a simple-minded reindeer in the town’s Christmas parade.




No way was he wearing tinsel in his antlers.




Like heck was he sporting a red nose and pulling a sleigh.




But he changes his mind when he meets the woman in charge of the event.




Single mom, Crystal, is doing her best to offer her daughter the best Christmas ever. It’s their first in Kodiak Point, and she’s not about to let some vain jerk ruin it.




If playing dirty is what it takes…then bring on the Christmas games.




As Crystal and Kyle butt heads, they discover more than goodwill this holiday season. They’re gifted with a second chance at love.[/learn_more]


Four Days (Seven #4)
by Dannika Dark
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Ivy believes every life must have balance, and during the past year, she’s found harmony living with the Weston pack. When an evil spirit from her past threatens her wolf, it sets off a chain reaction of events that alters the course of her destiny.




Lorenzo Church is a powerful, wealthy Packmaster who rules his pack through intimidation and order. He has vowed to never love a woman because love can destroy an empire. But chaos is fast approaching in the form of a Shifter named Ivy–a Native American, like him, who has invaded his dreams since the moment they met. She is spirited, wise, and unattainable.




In an unexpected turn of events, Ivy must choose whether or not to let go of the one person she has always loved. Lorenzo discovers the root of her courage but will never win her as his mate unless he learns to listen to his heart.




Destiny will find you.[/learn_more]



Urban Fantasy:

A Secret to Die For (Secret McQueen #8)
by Sierra Dean
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]No one is safe.




Secret McQueen thought she’d seen it all, but that was before she, Desmond and Holden came home to find New York City burning and the streets overwhelmed with the walking dead. Now, in a race against time, she must find out who is responsible for unleashing hell on Earth.




For that, she’s going to need a whole new team of vampire wardens to help round up the perpetrators, who turn out to be a gang that makes Sons of Anarchy look like toddlers on tricycles.




Her quest across the city brings old friends and enemies out of the woodwork and reminds Secret once and for all why mercy and forgiveness are not always prudent. Lives will be lost, sacrifices will be made, and when the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same again.




With no time to mourn her losses, the only question remaining is if Secret can survive long enough to stop the apocalypse…or if this is the one challenge that will finally drown her in rivers of undead blood.




Warning: The final book in the Secret McQueen series has it all: hot kisses, unexpected guests, and enough tear-jerking moments to require a whole box of tissues. You’ve been warned.[/learn_more]


Carniepunk: The Three Lives of Lydia
by Delilah S. Dawson
Steampunk
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Set in the enchanting land of Sang, a Blud series urban fantasy short story by the winner of Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Steampunk, Delilah S. Dawson, from the thrilling Carniepunk anthology.




The question isn’t whether Charlie Dregs has met Lydia, a Sang riff on Lydia the Tattooed Lady, but rather whether the woman has even met herself. Enter the mysterious steampunk world of Sang, and prepare to be amazed.[/learn_more]


Carniepunk: Hell’s Menagerie
by Kelly Gay
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A Charlie Madigan short story—from the series praised for “intricate world-building and richly complex characters” (Publishers Weekly)—as it first appeared in the Carniepunk urban fantasy anthology.[/learn_more]


Carniepunk: Recession of the Divine
by Hillary Jacques
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Urban fantasy author Hillary Jacques spins a mesmerizing tale of investigation and gods for the Carniepunk anthology—a collection of darkly supernatural short stories you won’t be able to put down!




Olivia Locke, formerly the Greek titan Mnemosyne, has built a nice little life for herself. She’s bound her ancient powers, has a steady job performing inspections for an insurance company, and even goes to the dentist. But when Olivia is sent to a traveling carnival, she discovers that the claims she’s reviewing aren’t accidents at all but rather symptoms of a depraved bargain struck to keep the operation afloat. And, at the heart of the carnival is a force intent on capturing her very soul. If there’s one thing that will make a retired goddess fight back, it’s the threat of imprisonment. Been there. Got the metaphorical T-shirt. Not going back.[/learn_more]


Carniepunk: Daughter of the Midway,
the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea
by Seanan McGuire
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]From New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire, a haunting urban fantasy short story in the Carniepunk anthology—for fans of all things circus, supernatural, and mysterious…




It’s been seventeen years since the last time Ada’s carnival passed through her father’s hometown in Alabama—and no one is expecting the reception she gets.[/learn_more]


Carniepunk: A Chance in Hell
by Jackie Kessler
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Jackie Kessler brings her “fluid prose and dark humor” (Kirkus Reviews) to the Carniepunk anthology with this very sexy urban fantasy short story you won’t want to miss.




The former succubus Jezebel has to prepare herself to battle the King of Hell…tomorrow. Tonight, she’s taking a break. With her friend Ceci Baker (a.k.a the one-time stripper Candy), she visits a traveling carnival on the outskirts of a small town in upstate New York, only to discover that the barker is a demon of Greed, and getting marked means way more than playing a rigged game. That’s okay; Jezebel’s been known to gamble before—and there’s nothing like blood, sweat, and leers to bring out the demon in her.[/learn_more]



Sci Fi:

Mind Tamer (Network One #1)
by Moriah Densley
Sci Fi
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Meet Lyssa Logan: Red-head, violinist extraordinaire, deli sandwich addict. Her undergraduate music theory students call her “Sarge.” She hears you thinking she’s a “7” on the 1-10 hotness scale, and she likes to solve crimes before they happen. That’s not normal, but it gets worse. She suspects she’s not aging, and lately she suffers from horrible headaches, spasms of debilitating power she can’t control, and she’s losing her grip on reality.




Enter Kyros Vassalos: Molecular physicist by day and racquetball champion by night, and yes, those are leather pants he’s wearing. NASA, Interpol, and the Pentagon all have him on speed dial, but after a near-miss with an assassin, Kyros transfers to Northern California University to lay low for a while, until someone notices he’s not aging, either.




The moment Kyros sees Lyssa, he knows she’s of his kind. No hocus-pocus, no voodoo, they are simply among the very few “extra-sentient,” with the extraordinary ability to unlock the full potential of the mind. Kyros is desperate to teach her to control her power before it overwhelms and destroys her. Lyssa fears Kyros is more trouble than she bargained for, but once she steps into his world, there is no going back.[/learn_more]



New Adult:

Inspire
Inspire
by Cora Carmack
New Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Kalliope lives with one purpose.




To inspire.




As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.




Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.




Her presence may inspire genius.




But it breeds madness, too.[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

Redemption (The Revelation Series #3)
by Randi Cooley Wilson
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A LOVE RETURNS.


A LOYALTY IS BROKEN.


AND WAR BEGINS.




For Eve Collins, darkness has descended after her love vanished into the night sky. A new protector has been appointed, one who challenges everything she’s believed to be true.




In this third installment of The Revelation Series, Eve will become aware of dangers and worlds that exist only in her nightmares, and bloodline secrets that will trigger a centuries old war.




You can escape anything, except your destiny.




Readers captivated by Revelation and Restraint will become enthralled with Redemption.[/learn_more]


No Life But This (UniCorp #2)
by Anna Sheehan
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Rose spent most of her life asleep. Otto spent his as an object.




Rose Fitzroy woke from her long sleep to a changed world and new life. Her friend Otto watched her from afar, longing for what he felt he couldn’t have. But just when things seem to be going right, his own biology backfires, sending him into a deathly spiral that neither of them can stop. His only hope lies on the distant ice moon of Europa, where an experimental treatment might bring him back from the brink.




But Europa is in a state of revolution, and Otto’s brother Quin is tangled up in it. With Otto going slowly insane, and Rose haunted by ghosts of her old life, more than one world may soon be destroyed around them.[/learn_more]


The Savage Dream (Savage #6)
by Tamara Rose Blodgett
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Edwin presses for travel to his home clan of Cape Cod where The Rite of the Select must be performed for Calia. Philip reluctantly travels with the siblings, though his future with Calia is uncertain.




Adahy is part-Band but in his heart he is Iroquois. He must accept the horrible sins of necessity in his past and also a passion for a broken female he cannot deny. The legacy of war, protection and survival are all he knows. When Elise finds the only tender part of him, he leaves the sphere before those feelings have a chance to deepen.




King Otto has found fertile ground within the Fragment to germinate like the poisonous spore he is, and plots to ruin the last whole sphere.




Can Calia and Philip be together? Or will the rules which have governed the clans imprison her within a regime not of her choosing? Is Adahy strong enough to overcome his perceived guilt to embrace a chance at happiness with someone as fractured as himself….[/learn_more]


Lifer
by Beck Nicholas
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents’ crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.




Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.




On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing. But sometimes the past is better left buried.




As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to. Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.[/learn_more]



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36 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: December 16th

    • I’m surprised that there are so many titles out this week given that Xmas is just around the corner. Finding time to promo them must be tough for authors / publishers.

  1. I’ve been hearing such great things about Inspire, I can’t wait to get my hands on that one Carmel! I’ve loved all of Cora’s books, which is really saying something because contemporary NA is not really my genre. This is paranormal, SO BRING IT ON!

  2. Not much up there this week that screams read me besides the Larissa Ione book that everyone is buzzing over. The releases are rather quiet for the next couple of weeks.

  3. I’m so behind on the Lords of Deliverance series, but Melissa (LilyElement) says that one is awesome, so it’s definitely on my TBR pile! Thanks for pointing out the others, too.