Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, 5) – Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson may not look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper, but she has vowed to reap grimness wherever she goes despite this unfortunate fact. Sadly, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. As he is the main suspect in her arson case, she is determined to stay away from him until she can find out the truth. According to her therapist, however, she lacks conviction.
When dead women start appearing in her apartment – lost, confused and terrified beyond reason – Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes’s help, especially when it becomes apparent that her own sister Gemma is the serial killer’s next target. With his ability to observe incorporeally, surely he can find out who’s responsible. And even if he can’t, he is the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return: Charley. All of her – body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay…
A Clockwork Heart (The Chronicles of Light and Shadows, 2) – Liesel Schwarz
FOR BETTER OR CURSE. That might as well have been the wedding vow of Elle Chance and her new husband, the ex-Warlock Hugh Marsh in the second book of this edgy new series that transforms elements of urban fantasy, historical adventure, and paranormal romance into storytelling magic.
As Elle devotes herself to her duties as the Oracle—who alone has the power to keep the dark designs of Shadow at bay—Marsh finds himself missing the excitement of his former life as a Warlock. So when Commissioner Willoughby of the London Metropolitan police seeks his help in solving a magical mystery, Marsh is only too happy to oblige. But in doing so, Marsh loses his heart . . . literally.
In place of the flesh-and-blood organ is a clockwork device—a device that makes Marsh a kind of zombie. Nor is he the only one. A plague of clockwork zombies is afflicting London, sowing panic and whispers of revolution. Now Elle must join forces with her husband’s old friend, the Nightwalker Loisa Beladodia, to track down Marsh’s heart and restore it to his chest before time runs out.
Desire is released in these original stories by four masters of paranormal romance.
Angela Knight revisits the world of Guardian and genetically engineered Temporal Enforcers Dona and Alerio who combine their talents—and fight their passions—as they investigate a time-travel murder spree.
Jennifer Ashley continues her Shifters Unbound series as Bear Shifter Cormac is determined to take single mom Nell as his mate, despite her objections—until her sons are endangered and she desperately needs help.
Jean Johnson returns to her Vulland Chronicles: On the run after being falsely accused of treason, ex-prince Kiereseth and his companion Vielle take refuge in a snow-bound cabin—and in each other’s arms.
Hanna Martine expands on the fascinating world she introduced in Liquid Lies. After dissolving their arranged marriage so he can win her on his own terms, Ofarian guard David pairs up with the heartbroken Kelsey to try to thwart an enemy to their race.
Hunted the Moon (Otherworkd, 13) – Yasmine Galenorn
We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. My sister Menolly is a vampire married to a werepuma. And me? I’m Camille, a wicked-good witch with three sexy husbands. I’m a priestess of the Moon Mother, and I’m training under the Queen of Darkness. Unfortunately, playing in the dark means that sometimes you stumble over secrets better left buried…
There’s a new Fae sorcerer in town—Bran, the son of Raven Mother and the Black Unicorn—and I’m the unwilling liaison between him and our new Earthside OIA. With cemeteries being ransacked and spirits being harvested by a sinister, otherworldly force, Aeval sends us to rescue the missing wife of a prominent member of the Fae nobility. Our search leads us to the mysterious Aleksais Psychic Network and, ultimately, to face the Lord of Ghosts where Morio and I must undergo a ritual that will plunge us directly into the world of the dead.
Spartan Frost (Mysthos Academy, 4.5) – Jennifer Estep
I’m Logan Quinn, the deadliest Spartan warrior at Mythos Academy. At least I was — until the day I almost killed Gwen Frost.
Professor Metis and Nickamedes say that I’m fine, that Loki and the Reapers don’t have a hold on me anymore, but I can’t risk it. I can’t risk hurting Gwen again. So I’m leaving Mythos and going somewhere far, far away.
I know Gwen wonders what’s happening to me, whether I’m safe. I can’t tell her, but this is my story …
Une Ile – Tracey Garvis Graves
Anna Emerson, trente ans, professeur d’anglais, a désespérément besoin d’aventure. Lassée du froid des hivers de Chicago et d’une relation qui ne la mène nulle part, elle saute sur l’occasion de passer un été sur une île tropicale et de devenir le professeur de T.J., seize ans.
T.J. Callahan n’a pas la moindre envie d’aller quelque part. Son cancer est en rémission et il veut retrouver une vie normale. Mais ses parents insistent pour qu’il passe l’été aux Maldives à rattraper les cours qu’il a manqués l’année passée.
Anna et T.J. embarquent à bord d’un avion privé pour se rendre à la résidence d’été des Callahan. Mais alors qu’ils survolent les quelques mille deux cent îles des Maldives, l’improbable se produit. Leur avion s’écrase dans les eaux infestées de requins. Ils gagnent le rivage et découvrent vite qu’ils se sont échoués sur une île déserte.
Au départ, leur seul but est de survivre. Mais alors que les jours deviennent des semaines, puis des mois, d’autres obstacles surgiront, incluant de violentes tempêtes tropicales, les nombreux dangers que recèle l’océan, et la possibilité que le cancer de T.J. ne revienne.
Et alors que T.J. célèbre encore un de ses anniversaires sur l’île, Anna commence à se demander si le plus grand défi ne serait pas de vivre avec un jeune qui devient peu à peu un homme…
Succubus Shadows (Georgiana Kincaid, 5)
Georgina a des super pouvoirs, elle est immortelle, elle est capable de séduire n’importe quel homme (ou femme), elle peut changer de forme à volonté… Mais donner un coup de main pour la préparation du mariage de son ex, c’est une tout autre histoire. Heureusement, il y a des distractions, comme ce succube récemment débarqué à Seattle. Mais le réel danger réside dans la force mystérieuse qui a commencé à envahir les pensées de Georgina…
Larguée et Déchainée (Le club des Ex, 2) – Dakota Cassidy
Quand elle découvre que son célèbre chef cuisiner de mari la trompe, Frankie Bennet pète les plombs sur un plateau de télé, en direct. La voici divorcée, fauchée, et planquée dans un village de retraités, chez sa tante… jusqu’au jour où cette dernière fait appel à Maxine Henderson-Barker, larguée et recyclée, qui aide Frankie à rebondir après son divorce. Embauchée malgré elle dans un restau grec dont le propriétaire ressemble à une statue d’Apollon, Frankie aura tôt fait d’oublier son ancienne vie…
A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair, 1) – Emma Jane Halloway
Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London’s high society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse.
In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch, and sorcery the demon enemy of the empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines—something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty’s secret laboratories. What’s a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she’s never found out?
But then there’s that murder. As Sherlock’s niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster, or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask.
Chasing the Shadows (Nikki & Michael, 3) – Keri Arthur
A QUESTION OF LUST
Nikki James is in San Francisco at the request of her partner and best friend, Jake. The wife of an old friend is missing, and Jake intends to find her—whatever the cost. The authorities believe the kidnappings to be the work of a sick mind, but Nikki knows that the truth is something much worse—especially since she seems to have an unexpected psychic link to the killer. But as always, she is more than willing to risk her own life to save another’s.
For Michael Kelly, Nikki’s bravado is a source of endless terror. He wants nothing more than to make Nikki a permanent part of his life, but he knows that her quest is sure to get her killed. As they chase through the sewers and tunnels of San Francisco and the body count begins to rise, Michael badgers her to stay off the case, but Nikki has no intention of complying. She wants him to realize that she’s either a full partner in his life or she’s out. But nothing prepares her for the price she has to pay for her stubbornness—the life of someone she loves.
The Thing about Weres (Mystwalker, 2) – Leigh Evans
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER
In the never-ending saga that is my love-hate relationship with Robson Trowbridge, I, half-Were Hedi Peacock, have had a change of heart. Ever since I shoved Trowbridge through the Gates of Merenwyn, I’ve been the leader of the pack—hard to believe, right? The thing is: I’m half-Fae. So even though my Were side is ready to heed the call of the wild, the other part of me is desperate to take flight. And much as it pains me to admit it, life without Trowbridge is really starting to were me down…
I AM WERE, HEAR ME ROAR.
To make matters worse, the wolves of Creemore want my blood—and the North American Council of Weres wants me dead. So I’m just counting the days until Trowbridge returns from the other realm…and comes to my brave rescue…and becomes my alpha mate. Wishful thinking? Of course it is. But given all the mess I’ve been through already, what’s the harm in doing a little bit of daisy-plucking? Besides, Trowbridge owes me bigtime. A girl can dream.