New Paranormal / Fantasy Books for January 2017
Urban Fantasy / January 5, 2017

Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet The Kingmaker Chronicles #2 Sourcebooks Casablanca January 2017 On Sale: January 3, 2017 Featuring: “Cat” Catalia Fisa; Griffin ISBN: 149262604X EAN: 9781492626046 Paperback / e-Book Fantasy | Romance Paranormal Buy Breath of Fire: Amazon.com | Kindle | BN.com | iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell’s Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR SHE’S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD… BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT “Cat” Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat’s tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what’s a warrior queen to do when she knows it’s her fate to be the harbinger Read More » The follow-up to 2016’s most popular debut Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh Psy-Changling #15 Jove January 2017 On Sale: December 27, 2016 512 pages ISBN: 1101987782 EAN: 9781101987780 Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint) $7.99 Romance Paranormal Buy Allegiance of Honor: Amazon.com | Kindle | BN.com | iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell’s Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound |…

You’re My Hero: Male POVs in Romance and Urban Fantasy
ParaNormal Bites , Urban Fantasy / June 9, 2016

With the celebration of Father’s Day this month, I wanted to take a moment here to talk about the presence of men in books. In Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance especially, male leads are very important to the storyline. A good hero can either make or break a book. In my reading experience, if I don’t like a hero in a Romance book, that’s it. That pretty much ends all chances that I’m going to enjoying anything else about the book, because if you aren’t invested in both characters in a love story, it won’t have the same lasting impact on the reader. I’ve come across some amazing heroes over the years. Some are alpha and possessive, others are charming and witty, but I love them all. And now, I think whatever your tastes are in men, you’ll likely find an author who writes your kind of hero. Alpha heroes are a popular choice. Readers like heroes that take charge, who show a sense of responsibility for something other than themselves. They also tend to be quite bossy, which isn’t a terrible thing in the bedroom *winks* Some readers prefer beta heroes, who are still amazing but they’re a little…

Vampires, Shifters, Valkyries, Oh My!
Urban Fantasy / March 24, 2016

Not too long ago, the genre blew up with paranormal stories. Readers were gobbling up these stories like they were desserts, devouring them in mere hours. As a Paranormal Romance fan myself, I was one of these rabid readers and in that time, I’ve found some of my all-time favorite series and authors. At the top of the pack were vampire stories. Suddenly the threatening fangs and pale skin were seen as a thing of beauty rather than something to fear. Authors made the Urban Fantasies and Paranormal Romances featuring these undead creatures with their own little twists with them. To this day, there are some amazing series out there. I think a close second were shifter stories. Whether they were wolves, cats, bears or any other animal, shifter stories were gaining a lot of popularity as well. Some series even combined more than one paranormal creature, creating a mixed bag of goodies. These were some of my favorites. With the boom of the Paranormal, other creatures were starting to come out of the shadows. Fae, valkyries, witches and even mermaids were becoming muses from many writers, making the genre rife with anything you could possibly want! For this week’s…

Escape to Urban Fantasy In July
Urban Fantasy / July 14, 2011

Enjoy the dog days of summer with any of these new and and exciting July releases. GREEN-EYED ENVY, Kasey Mackenzie (Ace, July 2011, $7.99, Shades of Fury) When the bodies of cat shape-shifters start piling up in Boston’s magical underbelly, Chief Magical Investigator Marissa Holloway finds one common thread that ties the victims together: all were old flames of FBI Agent Harper Cruz. And since Marissa’s lover Scott Murphy once enjoyed a one-night stand with Harper, the Fury has twice the incentive to crack the case wide open before the killer’s green-eyed gaze turns in Scott’s direction. DEEP IN THE WOODS, Chris Marie Green (Ace, July 2011, $7.99, Vampire Babylon, Book Six) Dawn Madison has captured the master of the London Underground, but now must face her followers- a vicious pack of undead teenage girls who put the vamps in Los Angeles to shame. VIPER MOON, Lee Roland (Signet, July 2011, $6.99, Dark Huntress) A dark, sexy debut set in a small Missouri town where evil waits at the end of every alley. Cassandra Archer is the huntress. She has faithfully served the earth Mother for years, rescuing kidnapped children from monsters- both human and supernatural- dwelling in the ruins…

October is a great season for Urban Fantasy
Urban Fantasy / October 1, 2010

October is this time of Halloween–supernaturals abound, even if they are the pretend kind asking for candy. This month Urban Fantasy reads just may make you think twice come this October- the next time you go to your mechanic, ask yourself- could she be a secret vampire hunter? MASQUES, Patricia Briggs (Ace, 9/28/2010, $7.99, Mery Thompson) BACK IN PRINT: the debut novel by Patricia Briggs featuring Mercy Thompson. After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. Her latest mission involves spying on the increasingly powerful sorcerer Geoffrey ae’Magi. But in a war against an enemy armed with the powers of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is– or where he will strike next? ANGELS SOULS AND DEVIL HEARTS, Christopher Golden (Ace, 9/28/2010, $7.99, Peter Octavian) The second Peter Octavian novel in the classic urban fantasy series–reissued in a brand-new package–by the award-winning author. VENOM, Jennifer Estep (Pocket, 9/28/2010, $7.99, Elemental Assassin) Gin Blanco is an assassin who can control the elements of Ice an Stone when she’s not too busy running her barbecue resturant, the Pork Pit. Her current mission is to…

What’s Hot in April Urban Fantasy? You’d be surprised!
Urban Fantasy / April 17, 2010

Urban Fantasy…April takes you to celebrity-mad London, to the boarding school where the students aren’t quite just “normal” and roommates are hard-to-handle. Or take a trip to Georgia, it’s different than expected. All this and more in April Urban Fantasy… Richelle Mead, SUCCUBUS SHADOWS (Kensington, 3/30/2010, $15.00) Georgina Kincaid’s already complicated life just got a whole lot messier. Her new roommate is stirring all kinds of sexual tension. Adding to her angst, she’s being recruited to help plan the wedding of her ex, Seth–and she keeps getting visited by a shadowy force trying to draw her into the dream world. When she finally succumbs, Georgina is captured by dream demons intent on sapping her power. But when Seth turns out to be the only one who can find Georgina and bring her back, all kinds of new questions arise. And the answers will change her world forever. Patricia Briggs, SILVER BORNE (Ace, 3/30/2010, $24.95) (A Mercy Thompson Novel #5) When mechanic and shape-shifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge–and the Fae will do…