New Releases: April 1st and April 2nd 2013

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April 1st New Releases
Spellbinding by Maya Gold
There’s more
than one way to be powerful . . .

It is during a routine school project that Abby
Silva–sixteen and nearly friendless–makes a startling discovery: She is
descended from women who were accused of witchcraft back in 1600s Salem. And
when Abby visits nearby Salem, strange, inexplicable events start to unfold.
Objects move when she wills them to. Candles burst into sudden flame. And an
ancient spellbook somehow winds up in her possession.

Trying to harness her newfound power, Abby
concocts a love potion to win over her longtime crush–and exact revenge upon
his cruel, bullying girlfriend. But old magic is not to be trifled with. Soon,
Abby is thrust headlong into a world of hexes, secrets, and danger. And then
there’s Rem Anders, the beautiful, mysterious Salem boy who seems to know more
about Abby than he first lets on.

A reckoning is coming, and Abby will have to
make sense of her history–and her heart–before she can face the powerful
truth.

My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1) by Tellulah Darling
Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes
she’d been taught the following:

a) Bad boy’s presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl’s
brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.)

b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for
three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and
in-fighting that puts cable to shame.

Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her
worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy yoga girls, and being on
probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy
Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.

Literally.

This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s
true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in
the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and
Zeus, and totally screwed.

Plus there’s also the little issue that Sophie’s
last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.

Big picture: master her powers, get her memories
back, defeat Persephone’s would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak
into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades
and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from
getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe

… and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the
Underworld.

My Ex From Hell is
a romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

Zombies Don’t Forgive (Living Dead Love Story #2) by Rusty Fischer

Following Barracuda Bay’s homecoming cum
zombie Armageddon, fellow zombies Maddy, Dane, and Stamp have fled to Orlando
where they work at a theme park, hiding in plain sight at their jobs in the
Great Movie Monster Makeover show. The three spend most of their time together
in their apartment trying to avoid curious Normals and Sentinels—humans and
zombie cops. While Dane and Maddy draw closer, Stamp drifts away, falling for a
mysterious blonde. But when the mysterious girl puts their existence in danger,
all Maddy cares about is hunting the blonde down to separate her from her head.
Mindlink by Kat Cantrell

Determined
to revitalize her imploding career, blacklisted movie star Ashley V takes on
her biggest role yet: posing as one of 10 scientists invited by aliens to a
universal summit. But when the aliens seize, strip, and implant the entire
delegation to extract their knowledge, she is quickly found out and sent to a
cell to await recycling.

The alien
research director designated ZXQ-One devised a plan to let the humans volunteer
their best and brightest in a gamble to solve his people’s energy crisis. But
he fails to find anything useful and winds up imprisoned alongside the fiery
human woman who refuses to give up, and who insists on calling him Sam.

After an
accidental link between their implants lets them share their thoughts, they
find themselves drawn to each other. Sam will have to trust in her human
compassion and forgiveness for his role in her capture, and Ashley will have to
trust him with her deepest secrets if they are to have any chance at
survival….
Demand of the Dragon (Isle of Feralon #3) by Kristin Miller 
Despite their attraction, dragon shifter
Caleb Rycroft always saw Lucy Sheffield as off-limits. Now, three years after
mysteriously disappearing, Caleb has returned and wants nothing more than to
show Lucy the ecstasy that can be shared between dragon and rider. But Lucy is
set to claim another dragon at her brother’s demand… In order to stop the
arranged claiming, he and Lucy must embark on a frantic mission to find her
brother and extinguish a growing threat to their entire isle. If they fail, the
island of Feralon will perish…along with any hopes Caleb had to explore his
forbidden desire for Lucy…
Rebellion (Lost City Shifters #3) by Eleri Stone 
Book three of Lost City Shifters

Cole Brandt
is a wolf shifter, sent by his pack to the Amazon jungle to negotiate a treaty.
He’s unaware that the kingdom of jaguar shifters he’s meant to meet with has
split – and Cole’s suspicion that jaguars are selfish and deceitful is
confirmed when he’s seized by the rebel faction.

Taya
Silveira, a jaguar shifter and fierce warrior loyal to the king, resents being
assigned Cole’s rescue. She doesn’t approve of his pack’s involvement in her
jungle – to her, wolves are greedy, weak creatures who will exploit the
resources the Yaguara protect.

Struggling
against centuries of ill will and prejudice, Cole and Taya must work together
to prevent a devastating civil war. They can’t deny their physical attraction –
with the heightened senses of shifters, their desires are plain. But if they
give in to passion, they may be forced to choose between staying with their
tribes, or staying together.
 April 2nd
New Releases
Rise (Eve #3)
by Anna Carey 
How far will
you go when you have nothing left to lose?

Then she
lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended. Trapped in the
palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic princess of The New
America—and the blushing bride of her father’s top adviser—Eve’s whole life is
a lie. The only thing that keeps her going is Caleb’s memory, and the
revolution he started.

Now, Eve is
taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover
subversive in the King’s court, she plots to take down The New America,
beginning with the capital, the City of Sand. Will Eve be able to bring about a
new, free world when she’s called upon to perform the ultimate act of
rebellion—killing her father?

In Rise, Eve must choose who to
leave behind, who to save, and who to fight as Anna Carey’s epic tale of
romance and sacrifice in the chilling dystopia of The New America comes to a
stunning conclusion.

Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
The
Goddess Test 
meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling
debut about one teen’s quest for revenge…no matter how far it takes her.

Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to
a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the
Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy
their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years,
Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but
by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down
Justice upon them.

Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but
when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure
out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her
head around a guy. But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she
can trust, or are there greater factors at work? As Cory’s mind becomes a
battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put
everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to build.
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by R.L. LaFevers
Sybella’s
duty as Death’s assassin in 15th-century France forces
her return home to the personal hell that she had
finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and
salvation converge in this thrilling sequel to Grave Mercy.
Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep
half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to
offer her refuge—but at a price. The convent views Sybella, naturally skilled
in the arts of both death and seduction, as one of their most dangerous
weapons. But those assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent
returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. And while Sybella is a weapon
of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to
live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a
daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?
The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott
Dante Walker is
flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar
confidence has made him one of Hell’s best–a soul collector. His job is
simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good
or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones.
Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an
equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have
to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie
Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor
does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a
permanent ticket out of Hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert
chick he’s come to collect–he realizes this assignment will test his abilities
as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

Naturals (The Lost Souls #2) by Tiffany Truitt
Ripped away from
those she loves most, Tess is heartbroken as her small band of travelers
reaches the Isolationist camp in the mysterious and barren Middlelands.
Desperate to be reunited with James, the forbidden chosen one who stole her
heart, she wants nothing to do with the rough Isolationists, who are without
allegiance in the war between the Westerners and Easterners. But having their
protection, especially for someone as powerful as Tess, may come at a cost.

When James returns, Tess’s world once again
feels complete—until she discovers her sister, Louisa, has taken up her old
post at Templeton, the dangerous chosen ones training center and the site of
Tess’s loss of innocence. Tess will do anything to protect her loved ones—but
will the price be more than she can give?

This second book in Tiffany Truitt’s dystopian
series is a thought-provoking, thrilling story that asks who the true enemy
really is—the chosen ones who are different, or the naturals…who are just like
us.

The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe

For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray, The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling
romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures
the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story
that defies time.

 
“With every fiber of
my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without
incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a
very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned.
Normal would become forever out of reach.” 
 
Lora Jones has always known that she’s
different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl.
Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else
can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice
inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

 
England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough
corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid
attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity
student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s
eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she
meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

 
Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful
boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly
handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of
his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And
both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness
the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she
dearly loves.

 
Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance,
and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical
era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.

“A wonderfully
refreshing story of self-discovery, love, courage—and dragons . . . I was
enchanted.”—Melissa Marr, New
York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

Stung by Bethany Wiggins
Fiona doesn’t
remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire
world has been altered-her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire
neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right
wrist-a black oval with five marks on either side-that she doesn’t remember
getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. And she’s right. When the
honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government
tried to bio-engineer a cure. Only the solution was deadlier than the original
problem-the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts who were
branded as a warning to un-vaccinated survivors. Key people needed to rebuild
society are protected from disease and beasts inside a fortress-like wall. But
Fiona has awakened branded, alone-and on the wrong side of the wall . . .

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
In 1918, the
world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze
masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young
men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and
confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners
flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has
never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to
rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy
who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?

Featuring haunting archival
early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a
past that is eerily like our own time.

Praise for In
The Shadow of Blackbirds

STARRED REVIEWS
“Winters’s masterful debut novel is an
impressively researched marriage of the tragedies of wartime, the 1918 flu
epidemic, the contemporaneous Spiritualism craze, and a chilling love story and
mystery.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“More than anything, this is a story of the
breaking point between sanity and madness, delivered in a straightforward and
welcoming teen voice.”

—Booklist, starred review

“Winters strikes just the right balance between
history and ghost story, neatly capturing the tenor of the times, as growing
scientific inquiry collided with heightened spiritualist curiosity.”

—Kirkus Reviews

Light (Gone #6)
by Michael Grant
It’s been
over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

In the time
since everyperson over the age of fourteen disap-peared from the town of
Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against
hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. And now, the
gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana’s malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is
endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her Nemesis, Little
Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing
enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made.
Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or
will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?

Light, the sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series by Michael
Grant, creates a masterful, arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ.
Sacrifices (Shadow Grail #3) by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
The third
book in the Shadow Grail series by the New York Times and USA
Today bestselling authors
Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill.

The students
of Oakhurst Academy believe they have triumphed over the Shadow Knights. But
Spirit, Burke, Muirin, Loch, and Addie know better. Under the guise of a
company called Breakthrough Adventure Systems, the Shadow Knights have actually
taken over the campus. The new regime is brutal, designed to turn the students
into soldiers wielding both weapons and magic. Anyone who protests
disappears.  

Desperate,
the group decides that Muirin should go undercover to spy on Breakthrough. But
Muirin’s act is a little too good, and Spirit begins to fear that her friend’s
loyalties might have truly changed. Surrounded by enemies and friends who
suddenly seem like strangers, Spirit has decide who can—and cannot—be trusted.
Tethered (Iron Seas #2.5)
by Meljean Brook
AVAILABLE
DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME 

Surviving on the treacherous Iron Seas requires
a heart of steel…but how can Yasmeen hope to survive when her heart has already
been stolen by Archimedes Fox…? 

Tethered along the south dock of Port Fallow,
Captain Yasmeen Corsair’s magnificent new airship, Lady Nergüi, awaits its
departure with adventurer and treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox. But this time,
Yasmeen, a fearless mercenary who has always prided herself on a heart of
steel, has reasons to worry when Miles Bilson, an acquaintance from Archimedes’
earlier smuggling days, sends an urgent message requesting help. 

With a past marked by betrayal, Archimedes
wonders what his former partner could want—other than revenge. Yasmeen fears
that Bilson could threaten everything Archimedes holds dear. Though both
Archimedes and Yasmeen love the exhilaration of veering wildly off course,
neither is prepared for where there newest risk will take them…or what it might
cost them. 

Tethered was
previously published in Heart of Steel. 

Includes a preview of Meljean Brook’s Guardian
Demon 

The Wolf Prince by Karen Whiddon
Willow was unlike any
princess he’d ever met…
As heir to the throne, Ruben must choose an
appropriate mate to preserve his royal bloodline—despite his fear that his true
nature will destroy them both. Yet the female he craves above all others is a
dangerous combination of fairy and shifter, a mesmerizing creature who inspires
both passion and suspicion. Then violence strikes the castle, and the two are
forced to track a killer into perilous magical territory. But with treachery
everywhere, will Willow and Ruben’s growing bond be enough to shift the fate of
their two kingdoms?
Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
by Jamie McGuire
Finally, the highly
anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster.
Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his
mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women,
underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible,
Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say.
Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

Beauty’s Beast (The Tracker #4) by Jenna Kernan

He was the son of her sworn
enemy…and now the only one who could save her
Samantha Proud doesn’t think her life could
get any more complicated—or tragic. Since she dared to save a human boy from
evil spirits, Nagi, the Ruler of Ghosts, has been actively stalking her family.
Still, she never expected well-meaning Thunderbirds to scatter them to the four
winds, dumping her at the feet of Alon Garza, a gorgeous Halfling, for
safekeeping.
Alon has never met anyone like the sensual
shifter who has just been literally dropped into his woods. Because of who he
is, he never wanted to be with a woman for more than one night. Now, to keep
Samantha safe, his only choice is to claim her. But will his desire expose the
dark truth he’s been fighting for so long?
If He’s Tempted (Wherlocke #5)
by Hannah Howell
Lady Olympia Wherlocke has the gift of
foresight. When Lady Agatha Mallam asks Olympia to locate her brother so he can
rescue her from an arranged marriage, she knows exactly where to find Lord
Brant Mallam, Earl of Fieldgate. What happens next is something she never
envisioned. Since his betrothed died, Lord Brant Mallam has drowned his sorrow
with wine and women. His dissolute ways have only emboldened his calculating
mother. But with the help of the enchanting Olympia, he concocts a daring plan
to end his mother’s devious designs for his sister. While each step in their
bold scheme works to perfection, the sins of the past could unravel a growing
desire that neither Olympia nor Brant can control.
Bite Me, Your Grace (Bite Me, Your Grace #1) by Brooklyn Ann
London’s Lord Vampire Has Problems

Dr. John
Polidori’s tale “The Vampyre” burst upon the Regency scene along with
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein after that notorious weekend spent
writing ghost stories with Lord Byron.

A vampire
crazy broke out instantly in the haut
ton
.

Now Ian
Ashton, the Lord Vampire of London, has to attend tedious balls, linger in
front of mirrors, and eat lots of garlic in an attempt to quell the gossip.

If that
weren’t annoying enough, his neighbor, Angelica Winthrop has literary
aspirations of her own and is sneaking into his house at night just to see what
she can find.
Hungry,
tired, and fed up, Ian is in no mood to humor his beautiful intruder…

Sinner’s Heart (The Hellraisers #3) by Zoe Archer 
DEMONS OF THE PAST

Abraham Stirling, Lord Rothwell, was a fighter
once, a soldier in the Colonies. But Bram returned to London with more
nightmares than tales of glory. Now he drowns his senses in the arms of
countless women, while his friends, the Hellraisers, ensure he needn’t sin
alone.

Until, that is, the Devil himself grants them
each a wish, undoing their camaraderie as they explore their wicked powers.
Bram finds himself magically bound to Valeria Livia Corva, the sensuous
priestess who raised the Devil the first time—and died to send the demon back.

She may be a ghost, but Livia is no angel. The
raw passion she witnesses in Bram’s memories isn’t much different from her
behavior when she had a body to enjoy. But it doesn’t make it any easier to
convince Bram to become a warrior again, lest all London burn. And the fierce
desires reawakening within her might just start the blaze…

Assassin’s Gambit (Hearts and Thrones #1) by Amy Raby
Vitala Salonius, champion of the warlike game
of Caturanga, is as deadly as she is beautiful. She’s a trained assassin for
the resistance, and her true play is for ultimate power. Using her charm and
wit, she plans to seduce her way into the emperor’s bed and deal him one final,
fatal blow, sparking a battle of succession that could change the face of the
empire.
As the ruler of a country on the brink of war
and the son of a deposed emperor, Lucien must constantly be wary of an attempt
on his life. But he’s drawn to the stunning Caturanga player visiting the
palace. Vitala may be able to distract him from his woes for a while—and
fulfill other needs, as well.
Lucien’s quick mind and considerable skills
awaken unexpected desires in Vitala, weakening her resolve to finish her
mission. An assassin cannot fall for her prey, but Vitala’s gut is telling her
to protect this sexy, sensitive man. Now she must decide where her heart and
loyalties lie and navigate the dangerous war of politics before her gambit
causes her to lose both Lucien and her heart for good.…

Only Lycans Need Apply (Broken Heart Vampires #9) by Michele Bardsley
When I found the
ancient tomb of the two most powerful vampires in history, I knew I was in
for a lot of trouble
….

But archaeologists like me, Moira Jameson, are ready for trouble. Okay, maybe
not human-species-threatening trouble. Or the kind of trouble that arrives in
the form of a sexy werewolf named Drake. Yeah. Werewolf. And
I thought ancient curses and walking corpses were a joke. Um…not so much.


’Cause a walking corpse named Karn wants to reveal vampires, and all of
parakind, to the humans. And everyone else thinks that’s a bad idea. Then
a pyramid mysteriously appears in Broken Heart, Oklahoma, and I’m appointed to
get inside, survive booby traps, and awaken two very old, very hungry
vampires. Luckily, Drake has my back (and my front). Unfortunately,
archaeology sometimes reveals some very nasty surprises. And I’ll have to
decide between saving myself…or saving the world. 
Falling Blind (Sentinel Wars #7) by Shannon K. Butcher
They are the Sentinels. Three
races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique
abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes: the
Synestryn. Now a warrior must protect a strong-minded woman from an incredible
evil….

A beautiful, independent Theronai, Rory Rainey knows that her attempts to be a
warrior are futile—unless she can stop the demonic visions that torment her.
Determined to be free, Rory sets out to find the mysterious guardian who can
cure her, before she loses her sight—or her life. But Rory’s journey brings its
own dangers when she is attacked by a pack of Synestryn sent by the demon lord
Raygh.

Cornered and desperate, Rory narrowly escapes with the help of a sword-wielding
stranger. Cain knows that Rory needs his protection to survive, just as he
knows that her power is compatible with his own. And when Rory binds herself to
Cain, the warrior knows he will do anything to keep her safe from the threat of
the demon lord that pursues her….  
Flirting Under a Full Moon (Flirting with Fangs Trilogy #1) by Ashlyn Chase
Praise for The Werewolf Upstairs:
“Original
and full of laughs, steamy sex, and madcap mayhem.”—Night
Owl Romance Reviews
Never Cry Werewolf

Brandee has
been dumped in every way possible, but by text is the last straw. That’s
it—she’s officially done with men. Unfortunately, she’s just been told her
“soul mate” is the drool-worthy hottie all her friends call One-Night
Nick.

Nick has
been searching for true love for one hundred years. After all, werewolves mate
for life, and he does not want to mess this up. As soon as he kisses Brandee,
he knows she’s the one. But how will he convince a woman who knows nothing of
paranormals that she’s about to be bound to a werewolf forever?
Allegiance Sworn (The Light Blade #3) by Kylie Griffin

There is no
mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict,
anyone who is not purebred is virtually powerless. Until a demon leader seeks
to unify the races…

With the alliance of the humans and the
half-blood Na’Chi forged, the demon Na’Reish prepare for war by seizing human
blood-slaves. Captured during a rescue mission-gone-wrong, Light Blade warrior
Arek Barial finds himself claimed by a Na’Reishi female who offers him an
unexpected choice.

Raised in the elite ranks of a society she
abhors, Imhara Kaal lives a dangerous double life as a Na’Reish Clan-leader and
an advocate for a caste-free life that honors the Old Ways. Openly rebelling
against the Na’Reish would mean her death, unless she can find an emissary
willing to present her petition to the human Blade council.

But Arek isn’t about to blindly follow a
demon—despite the intense attraction growing between them. And while hatred for
the Na’Reish is all he has ever known, Arek must learn to trust Imhara, or risk
the destruction of all three races…

Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows #1) by Thea Harrison
USA Today bestselling
author Thea Harrison begins an all-new, darkly romantic paranormal saga, in
which the fate of existence itself lies in the balance—and the key to victory
may rest in the hands of two eternal lovers… 

In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used
to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling
disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing
dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets
Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his
company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…

Thousands of years ago, there were eight of
them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other
seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on—and Mary
finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the
more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.

Then she remembers who killed her during her
last life, nine hundred years ago…Michael.

Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock #6) by Faith Hunter
Jane
Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who’s always up for a fight—even if
it means putting her life on the line… 

The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty
problem on his hands. Rogue vampires—those who follow the Naturaleza and
believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted—are
terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to
take back the streets. 

But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s
something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to
kill—even for a pro like Jane. Now, her simple job has turned into a fight to
stay alive…and to protect the desperately ill child left in her care.

Iron Kin (The Half-Light City #3) by M.J. Scott
Imagine a city
divided. Fae and human mages on one side, vampire Blood Lords and
shape-shifting Beast Kind on the other. Between these supernatural forces
stands a peace treaty that threatens to shatter at the slightest
provocation….
I was raised to do the right thing. But to my
family that means staying safe behind the walls of human society. To be a respectable
metalmage and never put myself at risk. But the treaty is faltering. And
if it fails, nothing is safe. To help save the city and everyone I care about,
I will use whatever means I can to ensure the negotiations to renew the treaty
are successful—even if that means forging an alliance with a man who is the
very opposite of the right thing….
Fen is trouble. Wild. He would rather bind
himself in iron and drink himself into oblivion than learn to master the
visions that come to him. Those visions might just hold the key to peace, and
it seems that my power might hold the key to his control—if I can keep it
around him….

The Good the Bad and the Witchy (A Wishcraft Mystery #3) by Heather Blake
Darcy
Merriweather is Enchanted Village’s newest resident Wishcrafter—a witch who can
grant wishes for others. But as Darcy prepares a celebration for a magical
florist, she discovers that every rose has its thorns…

When magical florist Harriette Harkette decides
to throw a lavish eightieth birthday party for herself, she hires Darcy’s Aunt
Ve’s personal concierge service, As You Wish, to plan the soiree. But turning
eighty isn’t all Harriette is celebrating—the Floracrafter has recently created
the midnight black Witching Hour rose, the first all-natural rose of that
color.

Darcy works hard on planning an extravagant
celebration that will make Harriette feel like the belle of the ball. But when
cake delivery boy Michael Healey—a former employee at Harriette’s greenhouse—is
found dead, the celebration takes a turn. Now Michael’s ghost has imprinted on
Darcy, meaning that they’re bonded until she can untangle the thicket
surrounding his murder—and what exactly it has to do with the Witching Hour
rose….  

Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel(Blossom Street #9) by Debbie Macomber
#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
returns to Seattle’s beloved Blossom Street in this heartfelt tale of
friendship, renewal, and discovering what’s truly important in life.

For years Libby Morgan dreamed only of making
partner in her competitive, high-pressure law firm. She sacrificed everything
for her career—her friends, her marriage, her chance at creating a family. When
her boss calls Libby into his office, she assumes it will finally be good news,
but nothing can prepare her for the shocking reality: She’s been let go and
must rebuild her entire life . . . starting now. 

With no job prospects in sight, Libby reaches
out to old friends and spends her afternoons at A Good Yarn, the local knitting
store. There she forms a close bond with Lydia, the sweet-natured shop owner;
Lydia’s spirited teenage daughter, Casey; and Casey’s best friend, Ava, a shy
yet troubled girl who will shape Libby’s future in surprising and profound ways. 

As A Good Yarn becomes a second home—and the
women a new kind of family—Libby relishes the different person she’s become.
She even finds time for romance with a charming and handsome doctor who seems
to be her perfect match. But just as everything is coming together, Libby must
make a choice that could forever change the life she holds so dear.

Warmly told and richly textured, Starting
Now is filled with the
promise of new beginnings and the unending delights of companionship and love.

Delusion in Death (In Death #35)
by J.D. Robb
It was just another after-work happy
hour at a bar downtown—until the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of
chaos and violence, more than eighty people lay dead. 

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the
inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things—monsters and
swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage
and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass delusions make more
sense: it appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and
illegal drugs that could drive anyone into temporary insanity—if not kill them
outright. 

But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such
horror—or why. Eve’s husband, Roarke, happens to own the bar, but he’s
convinced the attack wasn’t directed at him. It’s bigger than that. And if Eve
can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because
it’s airborne…

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