May 29, 2011

Monthly Releases: June 2011

 

Decided to shake it up a bit and try a different format.  Switched to all Amazon links to save on time jumping between goodreads and Amazon.  Sorry for all of you who like the goodreads links!!


June 1st

Heart of the Highland Wolf (Hear of the Wolf, book 7) by Terry Spear

Heart of the Highland Wolf

It's a matter of pride...

Modern day werewolf laird Ian MacNeill reluctantly allows a film production company to use his castle, but he knows his secretive clan has a big problem when a beautiful red werewolf female who insists she's working on the film keeps showing up in the wrong places... and a matter of pleasure...

Julia Wildthorn is not who she says she is-she's sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic for her grandfather and to do research for her next werewolf romance novel. When she catches a glimpse of Ian, she realizes he's the perfect hero...

Previous book(s) in series:

Heart of the Wolf: To win her, he must fight to the death...
Destiny of the Wolf
To Tempt the Wolf
Legend of the White Wolf
Seduced by the Wolf
Wolf Fever

The Eternal Sea by Angie Frazier

The Eternal Sea

Romance and adventure are just around the corner . . .

After the thrilling journey that led Camille through the dangerous discovery of love, secrets, and a magical stone that grants immortality, Camille has everything she wants. She's escaped the men who wanted her dead, and now she is ready to build a new life with Oscar, her one true love. But things are not to be so simple. Oscar is acting strangely, and before they can even board a ship from Australia back home, to San Francisco, Camille learns that the journey is not over. If she does not follow the magic of the curse of Umandu, her life and Ocar's could be in grave danger.

Previous book(s) in series:

Everlasting

by Vicki Patterson
The Neon Graveyard (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 6)
It had once been foretold that Joanna Archer would resolve the eternal battle of Shadow and Light. So much for prophecy. Now she, pregnant and endangered, is just another mortal, stripped of power, identity, and fortune. In the sixth and final Vicki Pettersson Zodiac novel, Archer begins her steep, steep climb back. Now in a mass market paperback and NOOKbook original. (P.S. Pettersson's novels have been praised for their blend of dark fantasy and hard-boiled mystery with elements of romance and apocalyptic thriller.)

Previous book(s) in series:
The Scent of Shadows (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 1)
The Taste of Night (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 2)
The Touch of Twilight (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 3)
City of Souls (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 4)
Cheat the Grave (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 5)

June 2

The Deadliest Bite (Jaz Parks) Book 7 by Jennifer Rardin

The Deadliest Bite (Jaz Parks)

I have two choices. Carve Brude's name into Hell's bile-encrusted gates. Or lose my soul.

After an assassination attempt on Vayl, I find myself pulled into a tangled web that takes the gang to Romania. So how will I save a ghost, rescue a demon, and cheat the Great Taker out of a soul he's slavering for while defeating my nastiest foe yet so that Vayl can, at last, cherish a few precious years with his sons? With careful planning, major violence, and one (hopefully) final trip to Hell.

Previous book(s) in series: 
Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1)
Another One Bites the Dust (Jaz Parks, Book 2)
Biting the Bullet (Jaz Parks, Book 3)
Bitten to Death (Jaz Parks, Book 4)
One More Bite (Jaz Parks, Book 5)
Bite Marks (Jaz Parks, Book 6)
Bitten in Two (Jaz Parks, Book 7)

June 7

Everdark: The Dark Ink Chronicles , book 2 by Elle Jasper

Everdark: The Dark Ink Chronicles
When Savannah tattoo artists 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 unending slaughter...

Previous book(s) in series:

 Afterlight: The Dark Ink Chronicles

Everlasting (Immortals) book 6 by Alyson Noel

Everlasting (Immortals)
Their epic love story has captured the hearts of millions and enchanted readers across the world. In this beautiful finale, their journey draws to a spectacular conclusion—where all will be revealed.

Their darkest enemies now defeated, Damen and Ever are free to embark upon their final quest—to free Damen from the poison lingering in his body. If they can just find the antidote, they’ll finally be able to feel each other’s touch—and experience the passionate night they’ve been longing for. But their fight to be together will lead them into the most formidable terrain yet…into the dark heart of Summerland.

Here in a land of scorched earth and endless rain, Ever and Damen will discover their relationship’s hidden origins, expose a secret history they never imagined…and come face to face with the true reason fate keeps tearing them apart. Only then, when the final mystery is unraveled and the last secret revealed, Ever and Damen’s future will hinge on one ultimate decision that will put everything at stake….even eternity.

Previous books in series:
Evermore: The Immortals
Blue Moon (The Immortals, Book 2)
Shadowland (The Immortals, Book 3)
Dark Flame (Immortals, Book 4)
Night Star (Immortals)

For Heaven's Eyes Only: A Secret Histories Novel book 5 by Simon R. Green

For Heaven's Eyes Only: A Secret Histories Novel

The fifth Eddie Drood novel from the New York Times bestselling author.

After the murder of the Drood Matriarch, the family finds itself vulnerable to evil. This time, it's a Satanic Conspiracy that could throw humanity directly into the clutches of the Biggest of the Bads...

Previous book(s) in series:
The Man with the Golden Torc (Secret Histories, Book 1)
Daemons are Forever (Secret Histories, Book 2)
The Spy Who Haunted Me: A Secret Histories Novel
From Hell With Love: A Secret Histories Novel

Forgotten Sea (Children of the Sea) book 5 by Virginia Kantra

Forgotten Sea (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.

Previous book(s) in series:
Sea Witch (Children of the Sea, Book 1)
Sea Fever (Children of the Sea, Book 2)
Sea Lord (Children of the Sea, Book 3)
Immortal Sea (Children of the Sea)

Frostbound: The Dark Forgotten book 4 by Sharon Ashwood

Frostbound: 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...

Previous book(s) in series:
Ravenous: The Dark Forgotten
Scorched: The Dark Forgotten
Unchained: The Dark Forgotten

Hereafter book 1 by Tara Hudson

Hereafter
Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss

Previous book(s) in series:
N/A

Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 20) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 20)
The #1 New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series continues!

Word has leaked to Anita Blake that hit men are headed for St. Louis- and that she, Jean-Claude, and Richard are the targets.

Previous book(s) in series:
Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 6)
Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 7)
Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 8)
Obsidian Butterfly (An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 9)
Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 10)
Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 11)
Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 12)
Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 13)
Danse Macabre (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 14)
The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15)
Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 16)
Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 17)
Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 18)
Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)

Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance

featuring: Jean Rabe, Martin H. Greenberg (Editor), Matt Forbeck, Elizabeth A. Vaughan, C.J. Henderson, Dean Leggett, Robert E. Vardeman, C.A. Verstraete , more...Marc Tassin, Mary Louise Eklund, Donald J. Bingle, Michael A. Stackpole, Vicki Johnson-Steger, Maurice Broaddus, Jody Lynn Nye(Author), Stephen D. Sullivan, Tobias S. Buckell, Mickey Zucker

Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance
From the co-editor of Steampunk'd comes an all-new collection of adventure and romance amid Victorian steampunk settings. Sparks fly in these original stories of a steam-driven airship searching for a lost city, a crazy inventor in a powered wheelchair with a plot to take over the world, and a love story set in an alternate history version of America. Adventure abounds in these stories of love, loss, and danger- and there is plenty of steam!

Previous book(s) in series:
N/A

Hunt the Moon: A Cassie Palmer Novel book 5 by Karen Chance

Hunt the Moon: A Cassie Palmer Novel

Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your job description is Pythia-the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea.

But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens- including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.

Prevoius book(s) in series:
Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, Book 1)
Claimed by Shadow (Cassandra Palmer, Book 2)
Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer Series, Book 3)
Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, Book 4)

Nightfall (A Dark Age Dawning Novel) book 1 by Ellen Connor

Nightfall (A Dark Age Dawning Novel)
Growing up with an unstable, often absent father who preached about the end of the world, Jenna never thought, in her wildest nightmares, that his predictions would come true. Or that he would have a plan in place to save her–one that includes the strong, stoic man who kidnaps and takes her to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest.

The mysterious ex-Marine named Mason owes a life-debt to Jenna’s father. Skilled and steadfast, he’s ready for the Change, but Jenna proves tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and the mutant dogs attack–vicious things that reek of nature gone wrong.

When five strangers appear, desperate to escape the bloodthirsty packs, Jenna defies her protector and rescues them. As technology fails and the old world falls away, Jenna changes too, forever altered by supernatural forces. To fight for their future, she and Mason must learn to trust their instinctive passion–a flame that will see them through the bitter winter, the endless nights, and the violence of a new Dark Age.

Previous book(s) in series:
N/A

Possession by Elana Johnson

Possession
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashed Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous: everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

Previous book(s) in series:
N/A

Shadow Walker (Berkley Sensation) Stormwalker, book 3 by Allyson James

Shadow Walker (Berkley Sensation)
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 recruites the most unlikely of allies to stop the growing shadow.

Previous book(s) in series:
Stormwalker (Stormwalker Series, Book 1)
Firewalker (Stormwalker, Book 2)

Storm Kissed: A Novel of the Nightkeepers book 6 by Jessica Anderson

Storm Kissed: A Novel of the Nightkeepers (FINAL PROPHECY)
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 good.

Previous book(s) in series:
Nightkeepers (Final Prophecy, Book 1)
Dawnkeepers (Final Prophecy, Book 2)
Skykeepers (Final Prophecy, Book 3)
Demonkeepers: A Novel of the Final Prophecy
Blood Spells: A Novel of the Nightkeepers (FINAL PROPHECY)

Hexed by Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, Jeanne C. Stein

Hexed
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...

New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews spins "Magic Dreams." Shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau finds herself in deep waters when she must challenge a dark being to a battle of wits or risk losing the man for whom she secretly longs.

In "Ice Shards," New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn returns to the Otherworld as Iris Kuusi, a Finnish house sprite, journeys to the frozen Northlands to confront the crazed shadow of her former lover and break the curse that is keeping her from marrying the man she loves.

National bestselling author Allyson James takes you to Magellan, Arizona, where Stormwalker Janet Begay and her friends are trapped by a powerful curse. It will take every bit of magic simmering beneath her skin for the Stormwalker to survive being "Double Hexed."

From national bestselling author Jeanne C. Stein comes "Blood Debt," in which bounty-hunter-turned-vampire Anna Strong is visited by three witches who ask her to right an old magical wrong. Anna will have to live up to her last name to make it through alive.

Previous book(s) in series:

N/A

June 14

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Hourglass
One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

Previous book(s) in series:
N/A

Passion (Fallen, book 3) by Lauren Kate

Passion (Fallen)
"Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever."

Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series hits stores Tuesday 14th June 2011

by Sarah Rees Brennan

The Demon's Surrender (Demon's Lexicon)
The Demon's Surrender is the thrilling and suspenseful conclusion to the Demon's Lexicon trilogy.

Previous book(s) in series:
The Demon's Lexicon
The Demon's Covenant (Demon's Lexicon)

Trial by Fire (A Raised by Wolves, book 2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Trial by Fire: A Raised by Wolves Novel
Bryn is now leader of the Cedar Ridge pack of werewolves and she's convinced that her pack is different - it's democratic and fair. Then Bryn finds a battered teenage Were, Connor, bleeding on her front porch. He begs Bryn to protect him from an abusive leader; Bryn takes him into her pack.

But Bryn's Were partner Chase doesn't trust the new boy, and the more time she spends helping Connor, the more aggressive Chase becomes. Bryn is not sure if it's jealousy, or Were possessiveness but for the first time she starts to feel suffocated by the bond she and Chase share.

Filled with action, unlikely allies, and deadly conspiracies, Trial by Fire will change Bryn forever. She is soon to realise that to lead a pack of werewolves, she must give in to her animal instincts and become a little less human. And as hard as it's going to be, Bryn is going to have to do it alone.

There can only be one alpha.

Previous book(s) in series:
Raised by Wolves

June 21

A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

<>A Need So Beautiful
We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences.

Previous book(s) in series:
N/A

Dead Rules by Randy Russell

Dead Rules
Till death

Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were in love. They were destined to be together forever.

Do

But Jana's destiny was fatally flawed. And now she's in Dead School, where Mars Dreamcote lurks in the back of the classroom, with his beguiling blue eyes, mysterious smile, and irresistibly warm touch.

Us

Michael and Jana were incomplete without each other. There was no room for Mars in Jana's life—or death—story. Jana was sure Michael would rush to her side soon.

Part

But things aren't going according to Jana's plan. So Jana decides to do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true—no matter what rules she has to break.

Previous book(s) in series:
N/A

Embraced by Blood (Sweetblook, book 2) by Laurie London

Embraced by Blood (Hqn)
Alfonso Serrano is a hunted man. For months he's managed to elude the Darkbloods, vengeful foes who won't rest until he's dead. But he still craves one dangerous temptation: Lily DeGraff, the sexy Guardian agent he'll risk anything to protect.

Lily is a wanted woman. Her talent for tracking Sweet—a rare blood type that's addictive to vampires—makes her a prime target for enemy capture. Her only hope is the stealthy vampire operative who stole into her bed…then left her in despair. Danger aside, Lily won't let Alfonso near her heart again—until an irresistible hunger threatens to draw them back together… and into an assassin's snare.

Previous book(s) in series:
Bonded by Blood (Hqn)

Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen, book 2) by Rebecca Maizel

Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen, #2) Amazon says this is out of print and does not have a listing. However, Borders.com has them to pre-order, so I'm going to assume other sites have their stuff together about this book as well.

Thought you loved Infinite Days? Well, just wait until you read the sequel and second book in the Vampire Queen trilogy, Stolen Nights.

Previous book(s) in series:
Infinite Days

June 28th

Black Heart Loa (Hoodoo, book 2) by Adrian Phoenix

Black Heart Loa
An eye for an eye is never enough.”

Kallie Rivière, a Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a bent for trouble, learned the meaning of those ominous words when hoodoo bogeyman Doctor Heron targeted her family for revenge. Now, while searching for her still-missing bayou pirate cousin, Kallie finds out the hard way that someone is undoing powerful gris gris, which means that working magic has become as unpredictable as rolling a handful of dice. The wards woven to protect the Gulf coast are unraveling, leaving New Orleans and the surrounding bayous vulnerable just as an unnatural storm—the deadliest in a century—is born. As the hurricane powers toward the heart of all she loves, Kallie desperately searches for the cause of the disturbing randomness, only to learn a deeply unsettling truth: the culprit may be herself. To protect her family and friends, including the sexy nomad Layne Vallin, Kallie steps into the jaws of danger . . . and finds a loup garou designed to steal her heart—literally.

Previous book(s) in series:
Black Dust Mambo

Burn the Night (The Final Dark Days, book 6) by Jocelynn Drake

Burn the Night: The Final Dark Days Novel
The Great Awakening approaches . . .

After eons in exile, the naturi have broken their chains and now roam the Earth bent on revenge. It is the sworn duty of Mira, the Fire Starter, to protect the nightwalker race—though even she may be powerless to withstand the horrific onslaught. As Mira and her brave lover, the vampire slayer Danaus, stand ready to do battle, thousands of winged shapeshifters darken the skies. The war of ultimate extermination has begun, and the battleground is Mira's home turf.

The humans don't yet recognize the doom descending upon them. And the nightwalkers will surely perish unless they unite with outcast naturi who claim to want peace. But these unexpected "allies" are the same demons who have long worked for Mira's destruction—and in these darkest of days the lines between friend and foe will blur treacherously before the bloody end of all things.

Previous book(s) in series:
Nightwalker (Dark Days, Book 1)
Dayhunter (Dark Days, Book 2)
Dawnbreaker (Dark Days, Book 3)
Pray for Dawn (Dark Days, Book 4)
Wait for Dusk (Dark Days, Book 5)

Changeling Dream by Dani Harper

Changeling Dream
In times of stress Jillian Descharme has always found calm in her dream of a great white wolf with haunting blue eyes. But she is startled when the visions return and this time seem so real. Late at night he comes to her, speaks to her, touches her. It's almost as if he's alive...

Thirty years ago James Macleod lost his wife and unborn child to a killer bent on destroying the Changelings. Though he longed for death, his animal instinct fought for survival and James has been a wolf ever since. Yet now a woman has reawakened the man in him, taming wild instincts but arousing still wilder needs. With his ancient enemy hunting the legendary white wolf, James must fight for new life, new hope, new love.

Previous book(s) in series:
Changeling Moon

Deeper Than Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 9) by Lara Adrian

Deeper Than Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 9)
DELIVERED FROM THE DARKNESS, A WOMAN FINDS HERSELF PLUNGED INTO A PASSION THAT IS DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT.

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.

Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. 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.

Previous book(s) in a series:
Kiss of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 1)
Kiss of Crimson (The Midnight Breed, Book 2)
Midnight Awakening (The Midnight Breed, Book 3)
Midnight Rising (The Midnight Breed, Book 4)
Veil of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 5)
Ashes of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 6)
Shades of Midnight: (The Midnight Breed, Book 7)
Taken by Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 8)

Fins Are Forever (Fins, book 2) by Tera Lynn Childs

Fins Are Forever
On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human thing once and for all.

Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?

The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?

Tera Lynn Childs’s sequel to Forgive My Fins offers another tail-flicking romance with plenty of fun, sun, and underwater adventure.

Previous book(s) in the series:
Forgive My Fins

Green-Eyed Envy (A Shades of Fury, book 2) by Kasey Mackenzie

Green-Eyed Envy (A Shades of Fury Novel)
Jealousy can be a killer...

As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has meted out justice since time immemorial. As Boston's chief magical investigator, it's her duty to solve any crimes committed by or against supernaturals.

Months have gone by since Riss discovered some unwelcome truths about her past--and managed to stop a supernatural war. Since then things have been quiet. Too quiet. But that all changes when the bodies of Bastai, shapeshifters also known as Cats, begin piling up in Boston's magical underbelly--even though the legendary shifters are supposed to have ninety-nine lives.

One common thread ties the victims together: all were old flames of FBI Agent Harper Cruz. And since Harper and Riss's lover Scott Murphy enjoyed a one-night stand before he and Riss reunited, the Fury has twice the incentive to crack the case wide open, before the killer's green-eyed gaze turns in Scott's direction...

Previous book(s) in series:
Red Hot Fury (A Shades of Fury Novel)

Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate, book 4) by Gail Carriger

Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate)
Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.

Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?

Previous book(s) in series:
Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)
Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate)
Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)

Kindling the Moon (An Arcadia Bell, book 1) by Jenn Bennett

Kindling the Moon: An Arcadia Bell Novel
A new urban fantasy series about a magician and daughter of accused serial killers who must clear their names--or pay for their crimes with her life.

Previous book(s) in series:
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Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, Book 9) by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, Book 9)
Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever. Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the US government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Have any famous names in our own history might have actually been supernatural? She's got suspicions about William Tecumseh Sherman. Then an interview with the right vampire puts her on the trail of Wyatt Earp, vampire hunter.

But her investigations lead her to a clue about enigmatic vampire Roman and the mysterious Long Game played by vampires through the millennia. That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampire ally in San Francisco, suddenly puts Kitty and her friends on the supernatural chessboard, pieces in dangerously active play. And Kitty Norville is never content to be a pawn. . . .

Previous book(s) in series:
Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, Book 1)
Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, Book 2)
Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, Book 3)
Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, Book 4)
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, Book 5)
Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, Book 6)
Kitty's House of Horrors (Kitty Norville, Book 7)
Kitty Goes to War (Kitty Norville, Book 8)

June 29th

Naamah's Blessing (Kushiel's Legacy)
Returning to Terre d'Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old Desirée is a vision of her mother: tempestuous, intelligent, and fiery, but desperately lonely, and a vulnerable pawn in a game of shifting political allegiances.

As tensions mount, King Daniel asks that Moirin become Desirée's oath-sworn protector. Navigating the intricate political landscape of the Court proves a difficult challenge, and when dire news arrives from overseas, the spirit of Queen Jehanne visits Moirin in a dream and bids her undertake an impossible quest.

Another specter from the past also haunts Moirin. Travelling with Thierry in the New World is Raphael de Mereliot, her manipulative former lover. Years ago, Raphael forced her to help him summon fallen angels in the hopes of acquiring mystical gifts and knowledge. It was a disastrous effort that nearly killed them, and Moirin must finally bear the costs of those bitter mistakes.

Previous book(s) in the series:
Kushiel's Dart
Kushiel's Chosen
Kushiel's Avatar (Kushiel's Legacy)
Kushiel's Scion (Kushiel's Legacy)
Kushiel's Justice (Kushiel's Legacy)
Kushiel's Mercy (Kushiel's Legacy)
Naamah's Kiss (Kushiel Legacy)

June 30th

Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

Luminous
As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong.

When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela's way home.

Previous book(s) in series:
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2 comments:

Donna said...

What a list! Thank you. I read some of the blurbs and will be back to read more. Donna
http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Glad you enjoyed the list, there are lots of goodies coming out in June.

Your blog is really cute!!