Here's to summer- lazy vacations with a chance to lay all day at the beach. As
you pack your bag, don't forget to pack your beach reads. Here are some great
titles coming out this month that should fit into your tote quite
Llona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, and Jeanne C. Stein
(Berkley, June 2011, $7.99)
Four of the bestselling names in romance and fantasy come together in this
collection of thrilling novellas featuring powerful women who know how to
handle a hex or two.
Andersen (Signet, June 2011, $7.99, Nightkeepers)
When sexy Nightkeeper Dez goes rogue, the bounty hunter enlisted to catch him
is Reese, his former lover.The sexual energy between them is hotter than ever—
but the life-and-death stakes attached to the chase may pull them apart for
FROSTBOUND, Sharon Ashwood (Signet, June 2011, $7.99, The Dark Forgotten)
As a snowstorm locks down the city, someone beheads the wrong girl.Vampire-on-
the-lam Talia Rostova thinks it was meant to be her.And now she’s the prime
suspect in her own botched murder and the prisoner of her smoking-hot neighbor-
a hellhound. And the hot-blooded Lore was bred to serve and protect, so he’s
not freeing Talia until he’s sure she’s the prey and not the hunter.
THAN MIDNIGHT, Lara
Adrian (Random House, June 2011, $7.99)
At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life
of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in
an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire
Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the
Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his
followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well—
the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing
that matters to her now that she is free. Once Dragos’s most deadly assassin,
Hunter now works for the Order, and he’s hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his
manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to
decide how far he’ll go to end Dragos’s reign of evil—even if carrying out his
mission means shattering Corinne’s tender heart.
Chapman (Pocket, June 2011, $7.99)
An eleventh-century lass with a stubborn streak unleashes the red-hot hero
inside her modern lover in bestselling author Janet Chapman’s irresistible new
Midnight Bay adventure.
Trace Huntsman’s peaceful life has headed to
hell in a hand-basket ever since stunningly beautiful Fiona Gregor moved into
the vacant apartment above his house. Kidnapped centuries earlier and
transformed into a red-tail hawk, Fiona is human once more and must learn how
to be a modern woman. But damned if Trace is going to be the one to teach her.
Not when her mere presence ignites a fiery passion deep within his cautious
heart.Midnight Bay is at the center of a fierce battle, and Fiona is the
primary target. Only Trace can save her, but first, the lovers must set aside
their fears, and open up their hearts.
Day (Berkley, June 2011, $7.99)
The most unexpected of all allies to Poseidon’s warriors has proven to be the
fiercest—Daniel, a vampire and Night Guild mage. But even the strongest
alliance can be destroyed when a vampire’s oath crosses paths with a maiden’s
quest, and an eleven-thousand-year-old desire is reborn.
(Pocket, June 2011, $7.99)
Azazel should have extinguished the deadly Lilith when he had the chance. Now,
faced with a prophecy that will force him to betray the memory of his one true
love and wed the Demon Queen, he cannot end her life until she leads him to
Lucifer. Finding the First is the Fallen’s only hope for protecting mankind
from Uriel’s destruction, but Azazel knows that ignoring his simmering desire
for the Lilith will be almost as impossible. Rachel Fitzpatrick wonders how
Azazel could confuse her with an evil seductress. Rachel stirs a carnal need in
Azazel that he never thought he’d feel again. Falling for a demon—even if she
has no idea she’s the Lilith—means surrendering his very soul. But if he lets
her go, he risks abandoning his heart, his dangerous lover, and possibly all of
humanity, to Uriel’s deadly wrath.
James (Berkley, June 2011, $7.99)
Stormwalker Janet Begay returns home only to have the ground collapse beneath
her—literally. After tumbling two hundred feet underground, Janet is rescued by
her dragon boyfriend, Mick. But something dark touches Mick while in the
sinkhole, and Janet might lose him forever unless she recruits the most
unlikely of allies to stop the growing shadow.
EVERDARK, Elle Jasper (Signet, June 2011, $7.99, The Dark Ink Chronicles)
When Savannah tattoo artist Riley Poe is ambushed by an undead enemy, she
inherits some of the traits of her attackers—and a telepathic link with a
rampaging vampire. Now, she’s experiencing murder after murder through the
victims’ eyes. And her new powers will not be enough to stop the horror—or the
(Berkley, June 2011, $7.99, The Children of The Sea)
Fallen angel Lara Rho is desperate to prove herself a seeker by rescuing the
restless sailor Justin Miller. He’s no angel, but she is irresistibly drawn to
him—and is soon drawn into an adventure of danger and discovery.
Taylor Keating (TOR,
June 2011, $7.99)
This second book in Keating’s sexy paranormal romance series is a hybrid
romance, featuring elements of fantasy, science fiction, video games, and
action adventure. Time is running out for Chase “Hawk” Hawkins and River
Weston. Bioengineers on Earth are after River’s Fae magic. Cryogenicists in the
Guardian world are desperate to revive Hawk from his astral travel. And a very
angry lost Earth soul—with the help of a Dark Lord—is after the body Hawk stole
On the run from just about everything and everyone, the two lovers must do all
that they can to stay together- and stay alive.
ROAD, Marjorie M.
Liu (Avon, June 2011, $7.99, A Dirk & Steele Novel)
Those who look upon Lannes Hannelore see only an exceptionally handsome man.
But his beauty is a prison, locking the dark truth inside his tormented soul.
For Lannes is one of a dying race of remarkable creatures, hiding in plain
sight among earth's human masters. His existence is solitary and sad—until the
night he encounters a young woman on a deserted street, desperate, frightened,
with no memory . . . and covered in blood. She has no recollection of who she
is or what she's done—and now she must trust a mysterious stranger whose
imposing presence masks a gentle heart. Her need draws Lannes into a mystery
that will cause him to confront his worst fears and question everything he
believes—and compel him to risk his secrets for the one woman who might well be
the love of his life . . . or the destruction of it.
Lyon (Random House, June 2011, $7.99)
Roxanne “Roxy” Banfield refuses to be like her mother, a fertility witch who
uses sex as nothing more than a magical weapon. Roxy rejects that life and is
determined to become mortal to pursue her dream of real love and a family. All
she has to do is avoid meeting the one man whose sensuality can release her
powers. But steering clear of this magnetic stranger is easier said than done.
Wing Slayer Hunter Kieran “Key” DeMicca channels the dark violence that lives
inside him into a popular comic book series about an ancient dragon named
Dyfyr, but only Key knows that Dyfyr is real. Struck by her beauty and her
resemblance to his sketches, he feels compelled to protect her. As steamy
magic, lethal danger, and timeless love collide, Roxy must become what she
swore she would never be—and awake a part of Key that will threaten to destroy
SHADOWS, Alix Rickloff (Pocket, June 2011, $7.99)
It has been seven
years since Lady Sabrina Douglas cloistered herself with the Sisters of High
Danu, but the questions remain. She is Other—a mixture of Fey and mortal—
quietly using her powers to heal. That is, until she saves a half-drowned man,
his soldier’s body a roadmap of scars, his fathomless eyes filled with
heartbreaking loneliness. The inexplicable connection overwhelms her defenses,
touching her heart, mind- and body. A man with no memory, Daigh MacLir seeks
his past even as unknown threats fill him with monstrous rage and inhuman
abilities. But as a desperate game of hunter and hunted is played out from
ballrooms to bedrooms, what Daigh discovers is more chilling than anyone could
possibly imagine. Defying death was only the first step in the task he has been
given, and Sabrina is his last hope. But dare he risk involving her? Daigh has
been summoned to find an ancient king, and even the powers of love may not be
enough to win the battle against the powers of darkness.
Walker (Berkley, June 2011, $7.99)
Nessa lost her memory following a near-death experience. Dominic is a Hunter
dealing with his own problems with memory and sanity. When the two are put
together to battle the forces of darkness—while trying to restore what they’ve
lost—their all-consuming passion becomes an even greater unknown.
Enjoy- Sara Edmonds
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