New Releases for the week of December 24, 2012

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December 24th, 2012

Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #4) By Jennifer Estep

Gwen should have known that her first official date with
Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. She was prepared to get into a
swordfight, or be ambushed by Reapers. But getting arrested mid-sip at the
local coffee hangout? She didn’t see that one coming. Gwen is accused of
purposely helping the Reapers free the evil god Loki from his prison – and the
person leading the charge against her is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst
part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks she’s guilty. If
she’s going to get out of this mess alive, she’ll have to do it herself…

 

All For You (The Nephilim #1) By Dana Marie Bell

Someone—or something—is
stalking Abby Marcheson. Luckily, she has her brother’s hunky friend Seth to
keep her safe. Abby falls easily into her protected life, with Seth constantly
by her side, and when he asks her out on a date, she’s eager to accept.

But Seth is much more than he seems. A
Nephilim, a son of Angels with wings of his own, Seth is bound to spend his
life hunting the Shemyaza, evil descendants of Angels. He’s kept his wings
hidden from Abby in order not to frighten her, but as her stalker becomes
bolder, Seth begins to suspect that a Shem has Abby in its sights…

As their flirtation escalates into full-blown
passion, Seth is torn. Should he reveal his true nature to the beautiful,
trusting Abby? Will she accept him, wings and all, or will Abby flee her
guardian angel and fall prey to the sinister force that wishes her harm?

 

The Trouble With Fate (Mystwalker
#1)
By Leigh Evans

My name is Hedi Peacock and I have a secret.
I’m not human, and I have the pointy Fae ears and Were inner-bitch to prove it.
As fairy tales go, my childhood was damn near perfect, all fur and magic until
a werewolf killed my father and the Fae executed my mother. I’ve never forgiven
either side. Especially Robson Trowbridge. He was a part-time werewolf, a
full-time bastard, and the first and only boy I ever loved. That is, until he
became the prime suspect in my father’s death…

Today I’m a half-breed barista working at a
fancy coffee house, living with my loopy Aunt Lou and a temperamental amulet
named Merry, and wondering where in the world I’m going in life. A pretty
normal existence, considering. But when a pack of Weres decides to kidnap my
aunt and force me to steal another amulet, the only one who can help me
is the last person I ever thought I’d turn to: Robson Trowbridge. And he’s as
annoyingly beautiful as I remember. That’s the trouble with fate: Sometimes it
barks. Other times it bites. And the rest of the time it just breaks your
heart. Again…

 

Gates of Rapture (The World of Ascension #6) By Caris Roane

As a vampire and a warrior, Leto Distra is
deadly. But after years of being forced to drink dying blood, he is now part
beast—a wild savage thing lurking beneath the surface. With war on the horizon,
Leto is determined to help the Guardians of Ascension destroy the enemy who
turned him into a monster. And there’s only one woman who can help him.

Grace Albion is certain that she’s meant to
be with Leto, but their future may be cut short by the impending battle. Now
Grace must embrace her obsidian flame powers—and bind her powers with Leto’s—if
they’re ever going to survive. With the fate of the world at stake, they must
tap into powers they never knew they had…and unlock their deepest passions.

Sexy and thrilling, Gates of Raptures is
the breathtaking final book in Caris Roane’s Guardians of Ascension series.

 

Illegally Iced: A Donut Shop Mystery By Jessica Beck

Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart knows how to
treat her customers. But sometimes life can get a bit sticky. When a spat she
has with a local blacksmith—one that could have been solved with a handshake

and a mixed dozen—ends with his murder, Suzanne is caught dead in her tracks.
Suddenly everyone in April Springs has their eyes on her. And they’re hungry
with suspicion.

Left with little choice but to catch the
killer herself, Suzanne starts lining up suspects. But her case is full of
holes. How did the killer strike in the middle of the day without a single witness
to the crime? Who knew that the humble blacksmith was actually an heir to a
family fortune? The heat is on as Suzanne tries to solve the case and save her
business. Can she have her cake-donut and eat it too?

 

What a Ghoul Wants (Ghost Hunter Mystery Series #7) By Victoria Laurie

M. J. Holliday has the unusual ability to
talk to the dead. But when it comes to a vengeful ghost and a mysterious
drowning, this time she may be in over her head….

THAT
SINKING FEELING

Kidwella Castle in northern Wales is rumored to be haunted by a deadly
ghost—the Grim Widow, who allegedly drowns unsuspecting guests in the castle’s
moat. Not long after M. J. and her crew arrive at the castle to film their
ghost-hunting cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, two new victims are added to
the Widow’s grisly roster.

Fear ripples through the castle, especially when it’s discovered that the
victims may have had help into their watery graves from the land of the living.
The local inspector suspects father-son serial killers, but M. J. thinks that
theory is all wet. To catch the true culprit she will need to dive deep into
the castle’s past and bring some long buried secrets to the surface.

Show LessDecember 26th, 2012

In the gleaming heights of
Victorian London, a world of deception awaits an unconventional Society lady
whose taste for adventure makes her a most formidable adversary . . .

Though Society demands that I make a good
marriage, I, Cherry St. Croix, have neither the time nor the interest. I am on
the trail of a murder with no victim, a mystery with no motive, and the key to
an alchemical formula that could be my family’s legacy.

Yet the world is not so kind as to let me
pursue simple murder and uncomplicated bounties. Above the foggy drift, an earl
insists on my attention, while my friends watch my increasingly desperate attempts
to remain my own woman. From the silken demands of the Midnight Menagerie—to
whose dangerously seductive ringmaster I owe a debt—to the rigorous pressures
of the peerage, all are conspiring to place before me a choice that will
forever change my life.

 

She holds the key .
. .

One of the mythical race of shape-shifting
Imnada and a member of an elite military unit, Captain Mac Flannery suffers
under a ruthless curse. As the result of a savage massacre on the eve of
Waterloo, he and the men he served with are forced to live the hours of
darkness trapped as their animal aspects. Now one of them has been murdered,
and Mac suspects the existence of the Imnada may finally have been discovered.
His only link to unearthing the truth—Bianca Parrino, the beautiful actress
whom every man desires.

. . . to his
forbidden desires

Forging a new life for herself after escaping
the clutches of her abusive husband, Bianca is again drawn into violence when a
dear friend is brutally murdered and she becomes a suspect. Forced to place her
trust and her life in Mac’s hands as they flee a determined killer, Bianca
cannot deny she is falling for the mysterious soldier. But will his dark
secrets tear them asunder? Or will love be the key to breaking even the
cruelest of spells?

 

NEW GAME. SAME
RULES. SHE FIGHTS. THEY DIE.

Max always does her job, no matter how brutal
and bloody. That’s how it’s been ever since she was enslaved by a witch, turned
into a supernatural warrior, and assigned to protect the coven of Horngate. But
her job just got harder. . . .

Waves of wild magic have returned much of the
world to a time when fairy tales were real and danger now lurks behind every
tree and bush. As winter descends and food, heat, and water are harder to come
by, many have turned to Benjamin Sterling for protection. Leader of the Earth’s
Last Stand cult, Sterling claims to be the Hand of God, but his power and
charisma secretly come from a dark and terrible source. With devout followers
eager to do his sadistic bidding, he has his eyes on Horngate and its magical
inhabitants. To save those she loves, Max will knowingly walk into a trap. But
when the cult strips Max’s soul bare for all to see, will even Alexander—her
lover and her strength—remain? And if she were to lose him, what does it matter
if she gains the whole world. . . .

They are called Feral
Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid
the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are
primed for release . . .

The newest member of the elite Feral Warriors
brotherhood, Fox is eager to prove himself on the frontlines of battle against
the Daemons. When paired with the legendary Ilina warrior Melisande, he expects
the fierce beauty to quickly fall under the spell of his quite considerable
charm. Instead, he finds himself spellbound by a woman who’s his match in every
way.

Beneath Melisande’s brittle exterior lies
centuries of pain and a violent hatred of all shape-shifters—a hatred that
slowly crumbles after she and Fox are caught in a deadly and cunning Mage trap
and she glimpses a surprising depth in her far-too-seductive partner. Their
survival demands unconditional trust—and their salvation surrender to a wild,
untamed love.

 Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin #1) By Gena Showalter

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena
Showalter ignites a thrilling new paranormal series with this breathtaking tale
of a warrior enslaved by desire, and the woman who frees his soul.

THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION . . .

Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged
and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika
Lukas, the owner’s daughter, is tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. The
monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key
to his escape. But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is
more than she seems—she’s his.

THE ULTIMATE PRICE . . .

Vika endures the captives’ taunts and
loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can’t free them. Only, Solo is
different— he protects her. But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his
feelings for her will be used against him . . . and he’ll be put to a killer
test.

Show LessBlood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn #2) By J.A. London

There’s nowhere left to hide.

Ithought vampires were our enemies—they
controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood—until I met
Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed
to get better. Instead, they’re worse than ever.

Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can
walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if
Victor’s vampires don’t get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst—a
disease that will turn them into mindless killers.

To stop it, I must journey across the
desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope
that the answers that await me are enough to save us all . . . before it’s too
late.

 

Full Moon Kisses (Full Moon #3)
By Ellen Schreiber

Beware of the full moon.

A werewolf wants to take you into his world.
Forever.

Celeste and Brandon know that Nash in
werewolf form is bad news. But a new prediction from psychic Dr. Meadows has
Celeste wondering: Which of them wants to turn her into a werewolf?

Still on Celeste’s and Brandon’s minds is the
“cure” from Brandon’s father. Brandon must face one dilemma he hadn’t
anticipated—if his dad’s serum really does work, is he willing to give up being
a werewolf for good? Is Celeste willing to give up her heroic werewolf
boyfriend? And when Nash finds out there’s a cure, will he try to take it from
Brandon as they continue to deal with their rivalry, their competing affections
for Celeste, and their struggles with their werewolf identities?

Then things grow still more complicated when
a gang of sketchy guys from a neigh-boring town comes to Legend’s Run just
before the big Werewolf Festival. What, or whom, are they looking for?

The third installment in the sumptuous series
about werewolves and the popular girl who loves one is full of danger, mystery,
and undeniably romantic full moon kisses.

 

Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass By
J. L. Bourne

TOP SECRET

FROM: SECRETARY
OF WAR

TO:
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ST ATES

SUBJECT: VESSEL RECOVERED. FOUR IN CONTAINMENT. ONE ALIVE, EN ROUTE, WRIGHT
FIELD

DECEPTION OPERATION
UNDERWAY, DEBRIS STAGED,

ROSWELL, NM

In a desperate bid to take back the
continental United States—where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human
population—a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the
pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s
agonizing decisions could mean living one day more—or surrendering to the
eternal hell that exists between life and death.

SHATTERED HOURGLASS

The terrifying new novel in the acclaimed
zombie apocalypse series.

 

The Lady Most Willing…: A Novel in Three Parts By Julia Quinn, Eloisa James,
Connie Brockway

At the behest of three of the most talented
historical romance authors writing today, you are cordially invited to a ball.
No, a party. No . . . a kidnapping.

Taran Ferguson, laird of his clan, is
determined that his ancient (if not so honorable) birthright be secured before
he dies. When both his nephews refuse to wed, the old reprobate takes matters
into his own hands: he raids a ball and makes off with four likely brides . . .

Miss Marilla Chisholm—the bonniest lass in
Scotland, and an heiress to boot.

Miss Fiona Chisholm—her older sister, another
fine choice (but for that tiny stain on her reputation).

Lady Cecily Tarleton—true, she’s an English
beauty, but very, very rich.

Miss Catriona Burns—without name or fortune,
clearly someone made a mistake.

Oh, yes. And one very irate duke.

Because somewhere there must be one lady most
willing to love a Scottish lord.

 

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