It is time to start the new year with some great paranormal reads. Who better
than a vampire to start the new year with? Perhaps your resolution should be to
read every book on the list?
Nin Bangs (Avon,
12/28/2010, $7.99, Gods of the Night)
A magnificent creature, Utah wants
vengeance against the bloodsuckers who murdered his brother. Once the beast
within him is unleashed, he won’t rest until every vampire is destroyed. But he
never expected to encounter a leader of his immortal enemies who was so
beautiful, bewitching, and mortal. It is Lia’s destiny and her duty to stop the
renegade vampires who are intent on annihilating the human and non-human races
alike. But she never dreamed that Utah, once a deadly foe, would now become her
ally and protector, or that loving him would be more dangerous than anything
she’s ever faced before.
GIRL'S GUIDE TO VAMPIRES, Katie MacAlister (Avon, 12/28/2011, $7.99, reissue)
reissue by Katie MacAlister, Joy Randall, a vampire hunter gives you some great
lessons that every hunter should keep in mind when on the prowl. First-
location, location, location. Vampires won't be caught dead (ha!) in places
like discos, ten-minute lube shops, or Switzerland. Remember, if you wouldn't
be there, neither would a bloodsucker. Second, trust your eyes. You know the
handsome, annoyingly arrogant, self-assured man in the shadows with long hair
and a cleft in his chin? He's your vampire. Third, no matter how tempting it
might be, do not "accidentally" acquire a paper cut on your finger and suggest
your vampire kiss it to make it better. Next, play it cool. Don't offer to
accompany your prince of the night on the talk-show circuit, and whatever you
do, don't offer him your heart! And leat, but certainly not least- remember:
being a vampire is nothing to laugh about.
Feehan (Jove, 12/28/2010, $7.99, GhostWalker)
GhostWalker Kane Cannon’s
mission plunges him into a hot zone more personal than he anticipated: the
hiding place of Rose Patterson—hunted fugitive, ex-lover, and a fellow
GhostWalker desperate to save the life of her unborn child. Kane’s child.
SUCCUBI, Jill Myles
(Simon & Schuster, $7.99, 12/28/2010)
Living as a succubus has a bit of
learning curve, but with sexy fallen angel Noah to scratch her sensual Itch,
Jackie Brighton is finally starting to feel ahead of the game. She almost
doesn’t miss her gorgeous vampire master Zane- or his sinful, teasing mouth.
But Jackie’s past mistakes catch up with her, spinning her life out of control
once more. Noah and Jackie are arrested by the angelic Serim Council. When
Jackie seizes the chance to escape, she falls right into Zane’s waiting arms.
As she’s pulled into a game of cat and mouse between vampires and angels, she
finds she must also choose between the two men in her life.
DEEP KISS OF
Cole & Gena
Showalter (Simon & Schuster, $7.99, 12/28/2010 Reprint)
Author Kresley Cole delivers a
breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first
time, and a Valkyrie aching for his touch. Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing
to claim Daniela- the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first
time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her
freezing skin can’t be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting
pain beyond measure. Can they conquer an agony of frustration and slake the
overwhelming desire burning between them? Author Gena Showalter puts a
daring spin on a tale of huntress and hunted, and concocts a sensual chemistry
that is positively explosive. With only skin-to- skin contact, Aleaha Love can
change her appearance, assume any identity. Now she’s an AIR agent on a mission
to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she is held captive when
dangerously seductive Breean, a golden-skinned, iron-willed commander,
threatens her new life- and for the first time, Aleaha wants only to be herself.
IMMORTAL ASSASSIN, Carolyn Jewel (Forever, $7.99, 1/3/2011)
Revenge is all
spencer wants. Christophe dit Menart, a human with dark magical powers,
destroyed the life she loved. She wants the pleasure of killing him, no matter
the cost to her. But Durian, a dangerously sexy demon fiend, is charged with
keeping Christophe alive. His duty is to enforce the laws against demons
harming humans. But he has an offer for Grayson, one that will allow her to
take revenge. But when he refuses to return her to Christophe, it threatens to
inflame the tumultuous war between demons and the magekind.
SMOKE, Angela Knight
(Berkley Sensation, 1/4/201, $7.99)
After being attacked by a werewolf,
Beth Roman is now able to shift into one. Luckily she saves a handsome
shapeshifter from a similar attack. Beth does not know his true identity as
Smoke, a Sidhe warrior. His attacker was Warlock, the magic- imbued leader of a
cult of werewolf assassins trained to destroy all others. As a war ignites
between all the immortals of the Mageverse, Beth and Smoke will need more than
their love for each other to survive.
DAWN, Emma Holly
(Berkley Sensation, $7.99, 1/4/2011, Novel of the Upyr)
Five hundred years
Grace Gladwell had captured Christian Durand’s heart and then abandoned him in
his darkest hour. Seeing Grace again after all these years has sent Christian
reeling- and even though she seems to remember nothing of the medieval soldier,
he wants her more than ever. But is Grace merely a pawn of the vampire queen
who has set her immortal sights on Christian?
Wilks (Berkely Sensation, $7.99, 1/4/2011, Novel of the Lupi)
Yu and werewolf Rule Turner’s engagement announcement is stirring up ugly
passions in the Humans First camp. There’s hate mail, followed by death
threats. And when a lupus in Tennessee goes on a killing spree, Lily realizes
that it’s only the opening skirmish in an all-out war.
CHAMPION, Lisa Hendrix
(Berkley Senation, $7.99, 1/4/2011, An Immortal Brotherhood Novel)
a cursed Viking crew, Gunnar the Red must toil through eternity as a half-man,
half-beast. Only the magic of true love can release him. Though she is
betrothed to another, could Lady Eleanor de Neville be his salvation?
FROSTFIRE, Lynn Viehl (Signet, $7.00, 1/4/2011, Kyndred)
As one of the
genetically enhanced Kyndred, Lilah’s mind-reading powers make her vulnerable
to a mysterious biotech company willing to murder to acquire her superhuman
DNA. But her true fear may come from her own Kyndred brethren.
TO DARKNESS, Annette
McCleave (Signet, $7.99, 1/4/2011, Soul Gatherer)
Sent to Japan to
investigate a mystical weapon that can destroy demons, Soul Gatherer Jamie
Murdoch must control his rage in a society that values tranquility and self-
control. Kiyoko Ashida dedicated her life to fighting evil. Now she’s dying,
her remaining days linked to a mysterious artifact. But when the malicious
ambitions of a fallen angel target the artifact, Jamie is torn between
fulfilling his duty and saving the life of the woman he has grown to love.
A WEREWOLF IN MANHATTAN, Vicki Lewis Thompson
(Signet, $7.99, 1/4/2011, Wild About You)
Emma Gavin writes about
but that doesn’t mean she believes in them- not until a pack of real-life New
York weres decide to investigate the striking accuracy of her “fiction.” When
Aiden Wallace, son and heir of the pack leader, tries to sniff out Emma’s
potential informant, he discovers something even more dangerous- an undeniable
attraction to her.
DARKNESS, Jaime Rush
( Avon,1/25/2011 $7.99)
A government- trained assassin, Fonda Raine has
sights locked on her latest target: Eric Aruda, one of the rogue Offspring- a
pyrokenetic who can create fires with just a thought. But Fonda has awesome
powers of her own- and her ability to astral project and be in two places at
one time enables her to put herself exactly where she wants to be- in Eric's
bed. Eric is stunned and pleased by the inexplicable appearance of the
mysterious enchantress, unaware that Fonda plans to seduce him, throw him off
his guard, and then eliminate him. But the game changes radically with the
arrival of an assassin from hell with orders to destroy them both.
Ware (Avon, 1/25/2011, $7.99)
The Change that devastated the earth did
destroy Theo Waxnicki. It made him something more than human- eternally young,
eternally beautiful, but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the
Strangers, he is lost to the darkness, until a miracle lady brings him back.
Born during the apocalyptic storms and earthquakes that left the world in
ruins, Selena has dedicated her life to easing the pain of others. But Theo is
the first in her care to survive. Responding to Selena's tender touch, Theo
starts to live again, to feel and desire again. But joined in a world of
terrors, the secrets they can never share make them targets. And love could be
the ultimate betrayal.
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