Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bwa Ha Ha Ha - We Have New Paranormal Romances

by Joyce Lamb)

Here are some newer paranormals, steampunk, urban fantasy, compiled for you and HEA by romance authors (info provided by authors, publishers and/or their websites):

Burn for Me by Cynthia Eden (Kensington). Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, not a cause. But something about the man they called Subject Thirteen got her involved. The scientists said he was a devil, and they had a decent case: Terrifying power. A bad attitude. And looks that could lead anyone to sin. Cain O'Connor knows the minute he catches her candy scent that Eve could drive him wild. But she's a threat--in a way no one has been for him in years. She's safer away from him, too. But with a powerful conspiracy determined to shut Eve up for good, there's no time to argue. All they can do is trust their instincts--and their hearts.

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (HarperCollins). The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's epic Under the Never Sky trilogy, and sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Through the Ever Night. Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world. Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Divergent series, Veronica Rossi's trilogy has been called "inspired, offbeat, and mesmerizing" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and "incredibly original" ( Brimming with romance and danger and building to a climax that will leave you breathless, Into the Still Blue brings this "masterpiece" trilogy to an unforgettable close (

Angeli by Jody Wallace (Entangled Ignite). Gregori, an alien masquerading as an angel, doesn't care if he survives his mission to save Earth from interdimensional demons as long as he averts the impending apocalypse. That is, until he meets Adelita, a human refugee whose spirit and determination give him a renewed reason to fight. And live. He's falling for her, despite the fact he's told her nothing but lies and there can't possibly be a future for them--or for Earth."

Burdened by Desire by Jeanette Sheppard (The Wild Rose Press). Second installment of the Elemental Sisters. Jocelyn, an Elemental, is stuck between the mortal and immortal worlds, yet not quite a part of either. Her power over the elements of the Earth won't evolve until she meets her mate. Before then she's an easy prey and a coveted possession for the Malums Inmortalis who wish to conquer the world. Alpha werewolf, Landon, has been living with the knowledge his fated female, the one woman created for him, is just beyond his reach. For months he's forsaken her, refusing to accept his mate because she can never grant him a much-needed heir for his nearly extinct pack. Despite his decision Landon finds himself drawn to Jocelyn and when an attempt is made on her life, he realizes his destiny lies with her. Can they overcome the long-held prejudices of his kind and defeat their enemies in time to find what the future holds?

Magical Curves by Virginia Nelson (Evernight Publishing). Emily Flowers dreams of something more. Living a humble, if solitary, life as the local librarian, she looks forward to laying her head on her pillow each night to travel to a magical place where she has adventures with a wizard prince. Kayden, prince of Zenith, the land of the setting sun, found his soulmate long ago. Her imagination and spirit has long fed his magic, but the time has come for him to collect his voluptuous bride. Can he convince her that some dreams are so powerful, they can become reality so he can finally taste her Magical Curves?

Temptation in a Bottle by Shona Husk (Shona Husk). His only wish is to be free … For centuries Gage has existed only to fulfill the most intimate desires of the woman who holds his bottle. Now Gage has a wish of his own—to be free of his bottle forever. Sasha accidentally frees Gage without knowing what he is. When Gage breaks his bottle his creator goddess erases his memory as punishment and makes Sasha the key to his survival. Can she love a man with no past?

Passion's Sacred Dance by Juli D. Revezzo (The Wild Rose Press). Unless Stacy Macken can stave off her creditors, she may lose her historic art gallery--a loss she can't afford for, she suspects, more reason than one. Then Aaron Fielding appears, claiming to be a Tuatha dé Danaan warrior dedicated to protecting humanity from demonic monsters and that her land is their sacred battlefield. Confirming everything she feared. Stacy and Aaron must work together to ensure mankind survives, but their mutual attraction only complicates things.

The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Louann Carroll, author of the Gemini Rising series, A Shadow of Time and the soon-to-be released Shadowland. Her website is

Vlad Tepes, Vigilante Vampire by Lillie J. Roberts (Crimson Frost Books). Vlad Tepes remembers the Black Death, turned in order to be saved, then the years fighting the beast within. He works to right the wrongs, a toll for his fledgling misdeeds. When his family is forced to Chicago, it chaffs until he meets Sheree Jennings, a local gangster's daughter who steals his heart. People are disappearing, putting everyone at risk including his love, Sheree. Vlad uncovers a plot capable of exposing vampire-kind. He must contain this maniacal scheme or face unending death... or worse, eternal loneliness.

Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells (Orbit Books). The Magical Enforcement Agency keeps dirty magic off the streets, but there's a new blend out there that's as deadly as it is elusive. When patrol cop Kate Prospero shoots the lead snitch in this crucial case, she's brought in to explain herself. But the more she learns about the investigation, the more she realizes she must secure a spot on the MEA task force. Especially when she discovers that their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier - on the same day she swore she'd given up dirty magic for good. Kate Prospero's about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should never say never.


Prudence and the Professor (Brides of Jubilee) by Sibelle Stone (Moon Valley Publishing). Civil War widow Prudence Worthington has vowed to never again be at the mercy of a man. She's determined to make her own way in the world after being one of the first women to graduate from a business school in upstate New York. In search of adventure and independence she takes a position as a personal secretary to an eccentric inventor and heads to Montana Territory. Professor Gerritt Rhinehart must develop his newest invention to meet a critical deadline. Someone is willing to do almost anything to stop him, and the distraction of a raven haired beauty he hired as his secretary makes it impossible to concentrate. But he must stay focused, especially when his invention could change the course of the War-Between-the-States.

The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Deborah O'Neill Cordes, author of the time-twisting sci-fi romantic epic Dragon Dawn. Visit her at

Disenchanted & Co. by Lynn Viehl (Pocket Books). In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Kit Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. Kit doesn't believe in magic, but she can't refuse to help Lady Diana Walsh, who claims a curse is wounding her while she sleeps. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced the attacks are part of an ominous plot—one that may involve the lady's obnoxious husband. Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but Kit must also skirt the attentions of a deathmage and the scrutiny of the police chief inspector. Unwilling to surrender to either man's passion, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. For the truth promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.


The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Patricia C. Lee, author of Destiny's Present. Her website is

Bobbi and the Bootlegger by Barbara Bartholomew. Medicine Stick, Oklahoma Series. Bobbi Lawrence is about to sign her contract for a second year of teaching and is even considering the possibility of a serious relationship with a handsome co-worker when her memory of the past comes back. The name and image of the man she loved back in old Medicine Stick in a previous life is revived in her heart, but what good is it to travel back seeking a forever love if that man is too committed to who she was in the past to recognize her in the form she now wears?

The Hard Choices by Maureen O. Betita. A Caribbean Spell, 5. Miranda and Jake set Merlin free from the trap of Stonehenge, the father of all those who can travel the currents of time and space. Merlin is determined to bring the Society of Riders back under his control. Miranda lies at the center of his discontent. He says she must choose; to Ride , to obey the rules, to leave Jake behind. Tossed from one battle to another, Miranda and Jake discover new talents, face her past and his, and make the hard choices to help, to avenge or to die trying. Perhaps all three.

The Choice by Amanda Tru. Yesterday book four. Hannah's time travel ability is uncontrollable and comes with life-threatening risks. Unable to cope with grief, she travels back in time to prevent the tragedy from ever happening. Seth finds out about Hannah's intentions and takes measures to protect her. But they discover the reality of history isn't what it appears and things become much more complicated. Their intervention changes their own future and endangering many lives, including their own. Can they elude their enemies to find the vital evidence they need to fix the timeline? Or will Hannah's choice have an even greater cost than she can imagine?

Gypsy's Quest by Nikki Broadwell. Gertrude heads for Edinburgh airport but lands in a medieval world, pregnant and she can't remember the father! When her baby is kidnapped, horrible memories begin to resurface. Her search for her baby pulls her into a larger quest to save the world. Aided by a man from her distant past and a magical boat, she hunts for her child in worlds that should only exist in myth.

Collecting Isobelle by L.L. Muir. Book 3 Highlander Time Travel. A Muir Witch Project. On the shore of Venice Isobelle has caught the attention of God's Dragon, a man whose responsibilities include trying witches. Her Highlander guardian has his eye on the New World, but if he doesn't stay close, Isobelle will end up in the dragon's fire. Temptation hasn't been a problem for Gaspar in years, but when a fiery Scotswoman bursts into his territory spouting words of witchcraft, what tempts him most is to put a great distance between them. But the beauty is a danger to herself, and who better to eliminate that danger, than God's Dragon?

Caged by Capri Montgomery. Adventures Through Time. Charla just thought she was lucky the fall hadn't killed her, but when a very handsome American shows her a world she never knew existed she's thrust into a battle for her life. It's run or be eaten. Can she trust this stranger? Or would taking her chance with prehistoric beasts be the safer option?

Starcrossed (Starstruck) by Brenda Hiatt. At 15, Marsha discovers she's the long lost princess of a secret civilization. Now M dodges extraterrestrial paparazzi while trying to keep the truth from everyone. At least she can be herself with her boyfriend and literal soulmate, Rigel. But when a new boy arrives at Jewel High, everything M thought she knew about herself and her future is turned upside down. Now the very destiny that lifted her from obscurity threatens to tear her away from Rigel and their happy ever after. But when two planets conspire against you, where is there to run?

Fly You to the Moon by Jocelyn Han. Stardust Erotic Romance Series #1. Ava Windsor leaves Earth and moves to an Elite colony on the moon to be under the custodianship of Nicolas, a half-uncle she doesn't even remember, until she's twenty-one. But surviving among the Luna Six Elitists who treat commoners as servants should have been the least of Ava's worries. Nicolas Carter condemns the Elite lifestyle, is a lot younger than her father, and definitely way sexier. Ten months on the moon seem like an eternity if you know you shouldn't be falling for your guardian… but just can't help yourself.

Unbound by Jessica Freely. The Freedom Series. When Larke met Droje his whole world changed. Now he's left behind everything he's ever known to join Droje's band of freedom fighters. Every day he discovers who he is, who he can become, and the feelings he has for Droje. But when an enemy from within nearly costs Larke his life, Droje's efforts to protect him could end their relationship and rob Larke of his chance to help the rebellion as only he can. In this third volume of the Freedom series, Larke learns that before he can free others, he must first free himself.

The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Louann Carroll, author of the Gemini Rising series, A Shadow of Time and the soon-to-be released Shadowland. Her website is

Queen's Quest by Suz deMello (Ellora's Cave). Janus is a planet that lacks both tilt and spin. Its Shadowlands is the pewter band of dusk dividing the violently hot Lightside of the planet from its Darkside, which is imprisoned by eternal night. Birth rates on the planet are low and indiscriminate mating and ménage sex are encouraged. Audryn, Queen of Shadow, has reached that time in her life when she must choose a king to rule with her or fail to bear an heir, casting not only her realm but all of Janus into chaos. Then Storne, the warrior Prince of Darkness, arrives to claim her as his bride, and she finds she cannot resist his masterful ways.

Extreme Circumstances by Chandra Ryan (Ellora's Cave). Julian hadn't wanted to become a genetically enhanced soldier. His father, the colonel, expected it. But when he sees his commanding officer for his first mission, he admits there might be some perks. Commander Gates is a wet dream wrapped up in a standard-issue military uniform. He knows better than to screw around with an officer though. The last thing he wants is the complication of a relationship. But when the mission goes sideways and soldiers start dying, he realizes sex might be the best way to simplify things, especially given the scorching encounters Gates provides. A relationship though? They'll have to survive the mission before they can worry about that.

Haunting Blackie by Laurann Dohner (Ellora's Cave). Eve's mission is to rescue cyborgs from termination centers on Earth. She is blindsided by the overwhelming attraction that draws her to one of them. He's handsome, sexy, and she wants him, craves his touch as she has no other. She must send him to freedom but she makes him promise to wait for her. Blackie cannot forget the courageous woman who saved him. He never learned whether she died during the rebellion or just changed her mind about leaving with him but he holds her within his lonely heart. He exists to serve the Cyborg Council and protect the new world cyborgs have created. This changes when he discovers the woman who haunts his dreams is alive and the cyborg leaders left her behind to die. He'll never lose her again and he'll fight his own kind to avenge and keep her.

Lying with Scorpions by Aleksandr Voinov (Riptide Publishing). If you lie with scorpions, you'd better have a taste for poison. Now that Kendras's lover Adrastes has claimed the throne of Dalman, Kendras is tangled deeper than ever in politics and intrigue. As the new leader of the Scorpions and Adrastes's one true friend, he and his men stand between Adrastes and those who wish him dead.

Static by LA Witt (Riptide Publishing). After two years together, Alex has been dreading the inevitable moment when Damon learns the truth: that Alex is a shifter, part of a small percentage of the population able to switch genders at will. Thanks to a forced implant, though, Alex is suddenly static—unable to shift—and male. Overnight, he's out to a world that neither understands nor tolerates shifters . . . and to his heterosexual boyfriend.

YA Paranormal

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd (Balzer + Bray). Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this tantalizing sequel to Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense novel, The Madman's Daughter, explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves. Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone—or something—hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island? As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

Infinite by Jodi Meadows (Katherine Tegen Books). Destruction. The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it's only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk. Flight. Ana's exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They'll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan's ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm's reach. Choice. The oldsouls may have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the cost of reincarnation. But she doesn't know if she'll have the chance to finish this one life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all. With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.

Secret: The Elementals #4 by Brigid Kemmerer (Kteen). "A fabulous new voice… this is the series that YA fans have been waiting for," says Nocturne Reads of Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental series. In the fourth in this critically acclaimed series she explores the dark secrets, emotional conflicts, and emerging sexuality of her teen characters with a deft hand.