Paranormal New Releases: April 15th

Posted April 15, 2014 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 31 Comments

Paranormal Romance:

Serpent's Kiss by
Serpent’s Kiss (Dragonfire #10)
by Deborah Cooke
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]One spark can banish every shadow in his heart.

The dragon shape shifter Thorolf is known for an impressive lineage, raw power in battle, and an impulsive indulgence of his appetites. The last has made him an outcast from his fellow Pyr, and even his hunt for their dangerous opponent, the Slayer Chen, hasn’t helped. Beguiled and weakened by Chen’s ally Viv Jason, Thorolf finds himself drawn into a trap, as bait to lure his fellow Pyr to extinction. The only one to come to his aid is a woman he already knows to be a thief—does he dare to trust her with not just his own life but the survival of his kind?

Chandra is a sorceress who has trained all her life for a battle against evil that she knows will shape the future. She has never wasted time on the pleasures of the physical realm, much less experienced passion—until the firestorm sparks between herself and Thorolf, demanding more from her than she ever expected to give. Will the firestorm provide new power, or be a dangerous distraction that gives Chen the chance to triumph forever?[/learn_more]

Silver Skin (Cold Iron #2)
by D.L. McDermott
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Helene Whitney has been losing time. Not losing track of time—but finding whole blank spaces, hours, in her day she can’t account for. A year ago she would have written it off as overwork and exhaustion, but that was before she found out about the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Beautiful People, the Fae.

Ancient, immortal, tricksy, and cruel, these creatures out of myth and legend rule the Irish enclaves of South Boston and Charlestown, and one of them has been using magic to abduct and control Helene for hours every day. That’s because the collection at her museum contains ancient objects of Fae power, and the Fae want access to this magic for their own ends. Now, Helene’s only hope of escaping this unknown assailant lies with the Fae sorcerer Miach MacCecht, a man she knows she can never trust—and who may prove impossible to resist.[/learn_more]


The Kraken King Part I (Iron Seas #4.1)
by Meljean Brook
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A former smuggler and thief, Ariq—better known as the Kraken King—doesn’t know what to make of the clever, mysterious woman he rescues from an airship besieged by marauders. Unsure if she’s a spy or a pawn in someone else’s game, Ariq isn’t about to let her out of his sight until he finds out…

After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned to vigilantly guard her identity. While her brother Archimedes is notorious for his exploits, Zenobia has had no adventures to call her own—besides the stories she writes.

But when she jumps at the chance to escape to the wilds of Australia and acquire research for her next story, Zenobia quickly discovers that the voyage will be far more adventurous than any fiction she could put to paper…

Includes a bonus excerpt of Meljean Brook’s The Iron Duke.[/learn_more]

Urban Fantasy:

Nightmare Ink (Living Ink #1)
by Marcella Burnard
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]With her art and magic, Isa Romanchzyk has the power to create or destroy. In her tattoo shop, Nightmare Ink, Isa helps those in need by binding the power embedded in their Live Ink—the magical tattoos that can enhance the life of the wearer, or end it. But binding tattoos has earned Isa the contempt of her fellow artists—including her former lover Daniel.

When a friend comes to the shop with a tattoo on the verge of killing him, Isa can’t turn him away. For the first time in years, she works Live Ink—something she swore she’d never do again. But a broken vow soon becomes the least of her problems.

The real nightmare begins when she’s abducted and inked with a Living Tattoo against her will. Now, saddled with a powerful, amoral entity willing to do anything to win his freedom, Isa must fight to keep her Living Tattoo from consuming her completely…[/learn_more]

Young Adult:

House of Ivy & Sorrow
by Natalie Whipple
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Josephine Hemlock has spent the last 10 years hiding from the Curse that killed her mother. But when a mysterious man arrives at her ivy-covered, magic-fortified home, it’s clear her mother’s killer has finally come to destroy the rest of the Hemlock bloodline. Before Jo can even think about fighting back, she must figure out who she’s fighting in the first place. The more truth Jo uncovers, the deeper she falls into witchcraft darker than she ever imagined. Trapped and running out of time, she begins to wonder if the very Curse that killed her mother is the only way to save everyone she loves.[/learn_more]

A Shard of Ice
(The Black Symphony Saga #1)
by Alivia Anders
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]THEIR SOULS, REAWAKENED.

When 13-year-old Lilix Morgan is found alive and floating on a bed of ice at sea, everyone counts it a miracle. Kidnapped nearly four weeks earlier, she remembers nothing of her mysterious abduction. When she tries to remember what happened, she hears only a melody – a faint and delicate set of notes, strung together in a tune she doesn’t understand.


A year later and desperate to put the lingering nightmares of her past behind her, Lilix crosses the country to enroll at Baelmorte Academy, aiming to become the violinist she once dreamt of. Things seem to be finally going well, and Lilix settles into a routine of sheet music and inspiration among new friends.

Then the dreams start.

The melody and night terrors she thought she’d left behind return with a vengeance, threatening to ruin her fragile version of normalcy. Then an unlikely ally tells her that she isn’t alone. That there are others just like her, fighting to hide their own shocking truths from coming to light. That they know who she is, and what she’s been through. Now, accompanied by four other girls, Lilix discovers her nightmares are larger than a single trauma; they’re a window to a hidden part of her soul, a place of immense power with a destiny that cannot be ignored.


With this knowledge comes a new and frightening reality. For Lilix has been reawakened to stop an age-old enemy, one thought to have been destroyed centuries ago. Trapped by her destiny, Lilix is torn between what feels right and what she remembers. Her memories tell her of a star-crossed love waiting to be reunited, of friendships and trust broken in the past. But can she save that love when reality brings her an enemy, and an evil that will be the undoing of them all if they don’t destroy it?[/learn_more]

Frozen (Taken #2)
by Erin Bowman
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The Heists were only the beginning.

Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power. An army of young soldiers blinded by lies. And a growing rebellion determined to fight back.

Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search of allies who can help them set things right. But in a world built on lies, Gray must constantly question whether any ally—or enemy—is truly what they seem…[/learn_more]

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31 responses to “Paranormal New Releases: April 15th

  1. Oo a couple of these I missed, thanks for posting this! I am excited Frozen comes out today, I know a lot of people didn’t love Taken but I really did and can’t wait to read the next one.

  2. Love the Iron Seas books Carmel! I’ve fallen behind on those though, so I need to get caught up. That’s true of so many series. There are just too many good books out there!

  3. Ah, only book I had on my radar and have actually already read in this list is Nightmare Ink. It’s an urban fantasy romance about a world where tattoos done with living ink have a life of their own! The ideas in it were pretty fascinating.

  4. I don’t know any of these except for House of Ivy & Sorrow and Frozen, but again, looks like so many paranormal books are out this week. I looooove the cover of Frozen. I wish I had the guts to read the first book though. Those DNF and negative-ish reviews among my GR friends and some blogging friends really scared me off.

  5. I really wanna try A Shard of Ice – if not for the pretty cover alone! 😀 House of Ivy and Sorrow was so ridiculous and awful. Hopefully anyone buying it will have better luck than I did.

  6. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together – I really appreciate it! It’s so helpful! A lot of great books on here that I’m definitely going to try, especially A Shard of Ice. I haven’t heard many positive reviews about House of Ivy and Sorrow, so that’s probably not going on my list! Thanks for sharing! <3

  7. I feel like some of these totally slipped my mind-ones that I am excited for too! A Shard of Ice always catches my eye with the title and cover so I am hoping the book is just as good. Still have yet to read anything by Bowman, should probably do that soon.