by Dee Gentle
Leslie Tramposch: Managing Editor - Sara Reyes: Marketing and Publicity

June 2008 Issue


Really Bad Boys
Spotlight on the Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance
Featuring 
 
Interviews with:
| Elizabeth Amber | Melissa Lopez | Stella & Audra Price | Gena Showalter | J.R. Ward |
 
 
Special Feature:
Publisher Spotlight: Lyrical Press
 
 Genre Chat
The Haunt at PNR


 

Meet the Bad Boys of paranormal romance. Sometimes being bad can be really good....

**Disclaimer: This is by no means to be construed as an all inclusive list of available titles.
Any omissions are completely unintentional



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Signet Eclipse
June 3, 2008
ISBN #0451222725
EAN #9780451222725
521 pages
Paperback

 
 
LOVER ENSHRINED
by J. R. Ward

Black Dagger Brotherhood: Book 6

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now, a dutiful twin must choose between two lives...

Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.

As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself- she sees the emotionally scarred male behind all his noble responsibility. But while the war with the Lessening Society grows more grim, and tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love.

Don't Miss the First Five Books In This Phenomenal Series:
Book 1: Dark Lover
Book 2: Lover Eternal 
Book 3: Lover Awakened
Book 4: Lover Revealed
Book 5: Lover Unbound


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HQN
June 1, 2008
ISBN #0373772327
EAN #9780373772322
384 pages
Paperback

 
 

THE DARKEST KISS

by Gena Showalter

Lords of the Underworld: Book 2

He is Death, destined to be her executioner.

Ordered by the gods to escort the tempestuous Anya’s soul to hell, Lucien is an immortal warrior torn between duty and desire. For Anya sparks the flames of passion inside him as no one else ever has.

She is Anarchy, as beautiful as she is deadly.

There is nothing Anya wants more than to be Lucien’s lover. His half-hearted attempts to kill her are exhilarating. His kisses – electrifying.

They should have been enemies but they become allies, traveling the world to find and destroy an ancient relic of the gods before it can be used against him -- separating them for eternity.

Don't Miss the Other Titles in This Awesome New Series:
Book 1: The Darkest Night
Book 3: The Darkest Pleasure (July 2008)
Prequel: The Darkest Fire


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Kensington Aphrodisia
February 26, 2008
ISBN #0758220405
EAN #9780758220400
256 pages
Trade Size

 
RAINE

by Elizabeth Amber

 

Lords of Satyr: Book 2

The last in a fabled line of otherworldly aristocracy, the Lords of Satyr are born to wealth, power, and a talent for sensual delight that mere mortals only dream of. Commanded to marry, these passionate men will travel to Rome, Venice, and Paris—and along the way will explore desires both shamelessly wicked and blissfully divine…

As A Lover, His Skills Are Legendary…

The middle brother, Raine, is both sensual and stoic. Scarred by once taking a wife who could not accept his carnal needs, he wants no part in another marriage. But duty commands that he fulfill his promise to wed King Feydon’s second daughter, Jordan…

But In Matters Of The Heart, He Has Much To Learn…

The loyal satyr begins a search that leads him from Tuscany to romantic Venice, where his beautiful bride awaits, unaware of what passionate delights fate has planned for her. Raine is careful not to reveal his powerful satyr sexuality, for fear of driving yet another woman away. But unbeknownst to him, Jordan is no ordinary woman and was born with an insatiable appetite for love. And as Raine’s heart begins to melt for her, how long will he be able to hide his true nature when Jordan seems to want him so fiercely?

Don't Miss the Other Titles in This Steamy Series:
Book 1: Nicholas
Book 3: Lyon (July 29, 2008)


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Samhain Publishing
June 10, 2008
ISBN #1599986035
EAN #9781599986036
e-Book

 
DARK CHANCE

by Melissa Lopez

Netherworld: Book 2

Do you believe in chance?

Absolution Book One

A book of Netherworld.

Olivia Sutcliff is a lost soul who has endured the tortures of Netherworld for more than a hundred years, but now she’s given one chance to get out—on a task set by the Dark Prince himself. She must use her sexual wiles to help damn an innocent man, and failure means a fate worse than hell.

FBI special agent Malin Cross has devoted every waking moment to catching the killer who haunts his nightmares. Until he meets the woman of his dreams. She’s a perfect submissive, one who anticipates his every fantasy. But she also asks too many questions, leaving Malin to wonder if she’s as innocent as she seems…or if she’s bait to lure him into the killer’s web.

As Olivia entices Malin deeper into a world that wants him destroyed, her second thoughts grow into a desire to save him from making a damning mistake.

But as the forces of light and dark collide, their lives—and their souls—hang on the one sacrifice that could destroy them both.

Don't Miss the First Title in This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: Dark Sentinel


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Tease Publishing
April 30, 2008
ISBN #1934678589
EAN #
9781934678589
Paperback

 

FROST & FLAME

by Stella & Audra Price

A Tale of Eververse

Thirteen years is a long time apart… and enough time to make things right… and when Fire and Ice Collide…

The Exiled prince and rightful heir of the Conglacio Throne, Cassiel, Casha or Cash to his friends and family, has dealt with much in the past thirteen years, madness, betrayal and the loss of not only his first born child but its mother, Princess Faris, Heir to the Cento throne. He’s spent his time on earth wisely, trying to collect the ten thousand souls he needs to return home, to get back to his Family, his throne and his Princess, and kill the Demon that took it all from him. He’s not even Close to attaining his goal.

Princess Faris had a plan, one that involved returning to the love of her life, regardless of the consequences. It seems now the stakes are much higher, as she doesn’t want History to repeat itself. Nothing will stand in her way, not her would-be Husband, her father’s right hand man, or her Father, King of the Centos and overlord of the Afterverse. After all, lighting doesn’t strike the same place twice…

Don't the Other Titles in This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: Sugar and Sin
Book 2: Silk and Steel


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Kensington Brava
August 26, 2008
ISBN #0758228503
EAN #9780758228505
320 pages
Trade Size

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EVERLASTING BAD BOYS
Can't Get Enough - Shelly Laurenston

Even for a dragon, Ailean the Wicked has a bad reputation. For 150 years he's been renowned for his fighting prowess, but now he's got a new conquest in mind-a gorgeous dragoness known as Shalin the Innocent. Ailean suspects she's anything but. And while he's saving her from her enemies, he plans to prove that, even in human form, a bad-boy dragon can show a girl a good time that's truly off the scale...

Spellbound - Cynthia Eden

No witch in her right mind would summon an immortal soul-hunter to her aid, but Serena Tyme needs Luis D'Amil's help to destroy the warlock who's stalking her coven. And she's willing to pay any price he names…especially when the tall, dark, sexy-as-hell assassin shows her he can work some sensual magic of his own...

Turn Me On - Noelle Mack

Finally, Beth Danforth has found a man who can flip her switch. That's because supersexy Justin Watts, CEO of SpectraSign, is literally made of light, with a dazzling, custom-built body. The only thing he needs to maintain his energy level is to turn up the heat with a real woman, and with Beth, the results are guaranteed to be electrifying.


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Pocket Books

January 8, 2008
ISBN #1416541446
EAN #9781416541448
416 pages
Trade Size



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A RUSH OF WINGS

by Adrian Phoenix

Dante & Heather Saga: Book 1

Bienvenue to dark streets where nightkind hunt, and above in the star-pricked skies one hears the rush of wings...

Begin the journey with A RUSH OF WINGS.

HIS NAME IS DANTE.

Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot called Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.

HIS PAST IS A MYSTERY.

FBI Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer...and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be nightkind: in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien De Noir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.

HIS FUTURE IS CHAOS.

What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer -- and she's pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next target. Heather must unravel the truth behind this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man -- who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire -- in order to bring a killer to justice. But what Heather doesn't know is that Dante's past holds a shocking secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny...

 
Berkley Pub Group
May 27, 2008
ISBN #0425222195
EAN #9780425222195
432 pages
Hardcover

 
BLOOD NOIR

by Laurell K. Hamilton

 

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 16

A favor for Jason, vampire hunter Anita Blake’s werewolf lover, puts her in the center of a fullblown scandal that threatens master-vampire Jean- Claude’s reign—and makes her a pawn in an ancient vampire queen’s new rise to power.
 
 
 
 
Don't Miss the Other Titles in This Dark Fantasy Series:
Books: Laurell's Author Page at PNR  


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Berkley Pub Group
September 2, 2008
ISBN #0425223434
EAN #9780425223437
416 pages
Hardcover

 

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DARK CURSE
by Christine Feehan

Dark Series: Book 20

A Carpathian Novel

Lara Calladine is haunted by childhood memories of being held prisoner in an ice cave and kept sane by the whispered stories told to her by her imprisoned aunts. They instilled mage and Carpathian magic deep within her and then helped her escape. She has spent years searching for the cave in hopes of finding the answers to the riddle of her past as well as finding her aunts who may have given their lives saving her.

Nicolas De La Cruz has returned to the Carpathian Mountains--his homeland--on orders from his eldest brother, Zacarias, to bring news of a conspiracy to the prince of their people. He is weary of his long existence and plans to end it away from his brothers where they will be unable to stop him once he has fulfilled his duty.

Lara and Nicolas paths collide in an explosive adventure that rocks the Carpathian world.

 Don't Miss the Other Titles in This Dark Fantasy Series:
Books: Christine's Author Page at PNR
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St. Martin's Press
August 5, 2008
ISBN #0312362153
EAN #9780312362157
544 pages
Hardcover

 
 
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ACHERON
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
 
Dark Hunters: Book 22
 
From the world of the Dark-Hunters comes the most anticipated book to date...

Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron endured a lifetime of hatred. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.

Only it was never that simple...

For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he never wants revealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.

Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both.

War has never been more deadly... or more fun.

Don't Miss the Other Titles in This Dark Fantasy Series:
Books: Sherrilyn's Author Page at PNR

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Ace Books
June 24, 2008
ISBN #0441016065
EAN #9780441016068
Paperback


 
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IRON HUNT
by Marjorie M. Liu

The Hunter Kiss: Book 1

Silver smoke winds around my torso, peeling away from my ribs and back, stealing the dark mist covering my hands and lower extremities…tattoos dissolving into demon flesh, coalescing into small dark bodies. My boys. The only friends I have in this world. Demons.

I am a demon hunter. I am a demon. I am Hunter Kiss.

By day, her tattoos are her armor. By night, they unwind from her body to take on forms of their own. Demons of the flesh, turned into flesh. This is the only family demon hunter Maxine Kiss has ever known. The only way to live—and the very way she’ll die. For one day, her demons will abandon her for her daughter to assure their own survival—leaving Maxine helpless against her enemies

But such is the way of Earth’s last protector—the only one standing between humanity and the demons breaking out from behind the prison veils. It is a life lacking in love, reveling in death, until one moment—and one man—changes everything…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The prequel to The Iron Hunt can be found in the anthology Wild Thing.


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Harper
June 24, 2008
ISBN #0061161292
EAN #9780061161292
512 pages
Paperback


 
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HOTTER THAN HELL
by Multi-Author Anthology

 

Beyond the boundaries of the everyday is an unseen realm where anything you imagine is possible. Your demon lover is waiting for you in the shadows, ready to fulfill your secret wishes and most dangerous fantasies. Here passion has a face and form both titillating and terrifying—and love has teeth and claws. Get ready to give in to your craving for something exquisitely dark . . . and different.

Hotter Than Hell gathers together a baker's dozen of today's boldest and best authors of supernatural fiction and paranormal romance in a breathtaking anthology that blends black magic with red-hot desire. From the tantalizing tale of a conflicted psychic vampire driven by a powerful, savage love to the strange saga of a Greek warrior woman battling to save the world, these are stories outside the limits, as hypnotic as the full moon . . . and hotter than the sun.

Including:
Linda Winstead Jones - Moonlight Becomes You
Lilith Saintcrow - Selene and Nikolai from Dante Valentine series
Marjorie M. Liu - Minotaur in Stone


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Ellora's Cave
August 1, 2008
ISBN #1419916203
EAN #9781419916205
e-Book

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BLACK MOON REAPER
by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
 
Western Wind Series: Book 8

His fellow Reapers had always wondered about Phelan Kiel's sexual orientation. Was he what he seemed or was he simply a man who liked to keep his teammates guessing? Did his desires run to the ladies or did he crave different pleasures, stronger hands and harder bodies? Or did he need both to make him complete?

Gunman Fontabeau Sorn came to Robbinsville with a secret he dared share with no one. Working undercover for the Triune Goddess he wasn't looking to be mated; it was the farthest thing from his mind. But when Phelan walked out of the General Store, Sorn's hormones began to heat, his body harden, and Beau made up his mind the handsome young Reaper would be his. Convincing Phelan was another matter.

Lucy Springbrook was a Madame and right proud of her ability to turn a man inside out with her luscious body. One look at Phelan and that was all it took for her to decide he was the one for whom she'd been created.

Three hearts. Three bodies. Three blazing desires to set the frontier on fire. But only two of the three will find their passions igniting into a raging inferno while the third will be left with a mouth tasting of ashes. Which one will it be?

Don't Miss the Other Titles in This Dark Fantasy Series:
Books: Charlotte's Author Page at PNR

Charlotte's signature Reapers, Shadowlords, WyndRaiders, and
NightWinds are all very bad, bad boys.

Find out more about them: WindLegends.org

Kensington Aphrodisia
December 1, 2007
ISBN #0758219903
EAN #9780758219909
320 pages
Trade Size


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SEXY DEVIL

by Sasha White

Surrender to Sasha White's sensual world, where red-hot passions simmer--and desires are unleashed with sinfully wicked pleasure...

"The Devil Inside"

Workaholic Caleb Mann used to think blind dates were a waste of time, but when his ex-girlfriend calls him boring in bed, Caleb becomes bent on changing his image fast - with the help of the incredibly sexy woman standing in front of him. He barely knows his date's name, but her sassy mouth is almost hypnotizing, in more ways than one, and he can't stop fantasizing about replacing the sleek motorcycle between her firm thighs and letting her ride him all night long...

"Devil's Jewel"

Ex-soldier and psychic hunter Angelo Devlin has seen evil first-hand. He knows how perilous his assignments can be, and he doesn't welcome outside help, which makes his run-in with Jewel Kattalis all the more infuriating. But instead of sending her away, he wants to grab her, take her, and tease every inch of her beautiful body. This woman may be more dangerous than any mission he's ever been on before...

Don't Miss the Sequel:
Coming in November 2008: Primal Male

Dell
July 29, 2008
ISBN #0553590456
EAN #9780553590456
336 pages
Paperback

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
by Jenna Black
 
Morgan Kingsley: Book 2

The beautiful. The bad. The Possessed.

Some people worship them. Some people fear them. And some people—like Morgan Kingsley—go up against them toe-to-toe, flesh-to-flesh, and power against power. An exorcist by trade, Morgan is one of the few humans with an aura stronger than her possessor, even though her demon can tease her body senseless. She's also a woman who has just discovered a shocking truth: Everything she once believed about her past, her identity, may have been a lie…

With a family secret exploding around her and with a full-scale demon war igniting, Morgan is a key player in an unsettled world. Then a rogue, sociopathic demon enters her life with a bang. His name is The Hunter. And since she is the prey, Morgan has only one choice: to hunt The Hunter down—no matter what heartbreaking truths she uncovers on the way…

Don't Miss the Other Titles in This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: The Devil Inside
Book 3: The Devil's Due (November 25, 2008) 

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Noble Romance Publishing
April 1, 2008
ISBN #1605920010
EAN #9781605920016
e-Book


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DARK WHISPERS
by Barbara Sheridan & Anne Cain

Blood Brothers-Dragon's Disciple Series

Mired in centuries-old customs and rigid traditions carried over from their mortal lives, the chaing-shih elders of New York’s Chinatown don’t quite know how to deal with the upstart Russian vampire, Mistress Viktoria. With their existence in danger, the Elders call upon an ancient blood tie and summon the aid of their kinsman, Liu Sakurai.

Though he appears to the world as a sensual young man in his mid-twenties, Sakurai is one of the oldest and most powerful chaing-shih to walk the Earth. He sees humans as not much more than weak playthings and food, and no one is more surprised than Sakurai himself when NYPD Detective Daisuke Matsui manages to capture his attention. Dai is a strong one, full of an inner fire and unusual sexual appetites that Sakurai cannot resist.

In the mysterious and arrogant vampire, Dai finds the type of person he's been longing for his entire life--someone with a strength of will and determination that matches his own, and a skill to dominate him in ways that make him burn. While trying to unwind the ties his half-brother has to Chinatown’s underworld, Dai is confronted by creatures and events he thought only existed in the legends and stories told by old men. His life is on the line, along with everything he holds dear, but Sakurai’s dark whispers promise a passion Dai is powerless to resist.

Don't Miss the Other Titles in The Dark Fantasy Series:
Title: Blood Brothers
Title: Soul of the Night
DD Trilogy Book 1: Silk and Poison
DD Trilogy Book 2: The Dragon's Disciple
DD Trilogy Book 3: Alliances


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Wildside Press
April 1, 2008
ISBN #0809572559
EAN #9780809572557
304 pages
Trade Size

 
PERSONAL DEMONS

by Stacia Kane


When therapist Megan Chase promises listeners to her new radio call-in show she'll slay their personal demons, they believe her. So do the personal demons.

Megan doesn't know she's the only human alive without a personal demon on her shoulder. This, coupled with her psychic abilities, makes her a valuable weapon for any demon mob-like "family" lucky enough to gain her allegiance. It also makes her a serious threat not just to the personal demons, but to a soul-sucking Legion of Hell known as The Accuser. The Accuser already has an old score to settle with Megan, and sees this as the perfect time to do it.

But Megan isn't without allies as she's plunged back into a world she forgot existed. A member of a competing demon family sees Megan as his ticket to power, and sets about both protecting and seducing her with devilish intensity.

Can Megan, her new demon lover, a witch with poor social skills, and three cockney guard demons named Malleus, Maleficarum, and Spud defeat not only The Accuser, the personal demons, and the ghosts of Megan's past, but the reporter who threatens to destroy Megan's career as well?

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Berkley Pub Group
April 29, 2008
ISBN #0515144622
EAN #9780515144628
320 pages
Paperback

 
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FALLEN

by Erin McCarthy

Seven Deadly Sins: Book 2

New Orleans, 1880s. Sent to watch over the decadent city, the angel Gabriel loses himself in the liquid pleasure of absinthe. So when his mistress, Anne, is murdered—and all evidence points to him— a foggy Gabriel cannot be sure he didn't do it. His penance: to be forever denied love. Should he seek pleasure with a woman, she'll know the depths of despair.

New Orleans, today. Hoping to unlock that unsolved mystery, forensic scientist Sara Michaels, Anne's great-great-granddaughter, meets the ageless, tormented Gabriel. To work together would mean suppressing their mutual attraction—he can't allow himself to touch Sara, for her own sake.

And for Sara, already familiar with the dangers of addiction, Gabriel poses the ultimate threat to her self-control. But can the desire burning between them turn into their salvation—or lead them both to destruction?

Don't Miss the First Book In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: My Immortal

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Zebra
July 29, 2008
ISBN #0821781049
EAN #9780821781043
304 pages
Paperback


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HOTTER THAN HELL

by Jackie Kessler

Hell On Earth: Book 3

In HELL'S BELLES and THE ROAD TO HELL, Jackie Kessler brought readers into an unforgettable Underworld populated by alluring demons and sexy devils. Now Daunuan, the most irresistible incubus of all, is facing one Hell of a challenge... So whose soul do you have to damn to get a promotion around here?

Daunuan was never the ambitious type. There's so much to love about his job just the way it is--mind-blowing sexual prowess, the power to seduce any human, excellent dental plan. But now Pan, the King of Lust, has offered to make Daun his right-hand incubus--a position other demons would give their left horn for. All he has to do is entice a soul destined for heaven into a damnable act of lust. Should take, oh, seven minutes, tops.

Then he meets his target, Virginia Reed. She's cute. Funny. Smart. Unfathomably resistant to his charms. He can't understand it. But Daun has centuries of seduction to his credit. He's the best there is. Sooner or later he'll transform this polar icecap of a female into a pool of molten desire, and every instinct tells him she'll be worth the effort.

Meanwhile, he has to deal with a plague of rogue demons Hell-bent on taking him down, sent by an unknown enemy with a serious grudge. And one other problem: the dawning realization that he's falling in love--that unholiest of four-letter words--with the woman he's about to doom for all eternity...

Don't Miss the First Two Books In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: Hell's Belles
Book 2: The Road to Hell
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Eos
February 26, 2008
ISBN #0060788704
EAN #9780060788704
464 pages
Hardcover
 
THE OUTLAW DEMON WAILS

by Kim Harrison

The Hollows: Book 6

Super-sexy witch and runner Rachel Morgan is as smart as they come—and she thrashes demons with the best of them. Nevertheless, she was powerless to prevent the recent murder of her vamp love, and she’s taking it pretty hard. Then, after launching an investigation into the truth behind the murder, she learns that some her friends’ lives are now being threatened. There’s no way Rachel’s going to let the worst happen again.

Willing to face anyone or anything dead on, Rachel sets out to ensure her friends’ safety. It turns out to be her most perilous adventure to date when she encounters a powerful demon intent on claiming Rachel and a critical family secret. Rachel has no choice but to do the unthinkable—namely, dabble in demon magic—which will earn her vital long-lost knowledge…or the loss of her soul.

Picking up where For a Few Demons More left off, The Outlaw Demon Wails is Kim Harrison’s action-packed new installment in the Hollows series. You can't miss this wild ride with Rachel and her partners in the Cincinnati-based Vampiric Charms detective agency—the pixie Jenks and living vampire Ivy Tamwood—in their latest crime-solving, demon-drubbing exploits.

Don't Miss the First Five Books In This Exciting Series:
Book 1: Dead Witch Walking
Book 2: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
Book 3: Every Which Way But Dead
Book 4: A Fistful of Charms
Book 5: For a Few Demons More


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Kensington Publishing
March 25, 2008
ISBN #0758225113
EAN #9780758225115
352 pages
Trade Size


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ETERNAL LOVER

by Multi-Author Anthology

Theirs is a world of ancient desires and forbidden pleasures. They are men of mystery and women of seduction, wild creatures with the power to entrance and enchant, tease and tantalize. Enter their secret world, if you dare...

The Yearning by Hannah Howell

Alpin has lived for centuries with a lust that can never be quenched with mere physical pleasure. And then he meets Sophie whose own search for lasting love binds them together in a cloak of shimmering sensuality...

A Hell of a Time by Jackie Kessler
A Hell on Earth novella

Jesse's immortal life as a soul-stealing succubus is over. And now that she is human, she longs to tempt her lover with all her persuasive powers of total sexual seduction...

City of Demons by Richelle Mead
A Georgina Kincaid novella

In this novella, Georgina from Succubus Blues finds herself in sunny Los Angeles when her boss sticks her with demonic jury duty. While there, hellish politics quickly ensnare her--but Georgina's much more preoccupied with her fragile romantic life when her guy starts facing temptation from another woman...

Bitten by Lynsay Sands

Keeran's existence as a vampire has taught him to accept a life without love...until he saves Emily from certain death. And suddenly he discovers the soul-searing passion he thought he'd lost forever...


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Tor Books
April 29, 2008
ISBN #0765357186
EAN #9780765357182
384 pages
Paperback


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HUNGERS OF THE HEART

by Jenna Black

Guardians of the Night: Book 4

Drake is a Killer vampire.

Unlike the Guardians of the Night, Drake feeds on human blood, choosing victims who deserve to die. But still he works with the Guardians to protect those humans who yet have some good in them.

When Gabriel, the leader of the Baltimore Guardians, mysteriously disappears, Drake finds himself in charge of a small band of inexperienced fledgling vampires. When a delegation of European Killers arrives in Baltimore looking for Gabriel, Drake must call on all the savagery of his sordid past to keep the Guardians in line—and to protect them from the ruthless Killers.

Forced to confront a past he has tried so hard to outrun, Drake risks losing his humanity. His only hope is Faith, the French Seigneur’s concubine, who desperately needs his help to rescue her human sister from the Seigneur’s clutches. Then someone begins killing the members of the European vampire delegation, and Drake is the only suspect. Will Drake be saved by love, or will he become a Killer without a conscience?

Don't Miss the First Three Books In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: Watchers in the Night
Book 2: Secrets in the Shadows
Book 3: Shadows on the Soul

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Zebra
May 27, 2008
ISBN #0821780689
EAN #9780821780688
352 pages
Paperback


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DAMIEN

by Jacquelyn Frank

The Nightwalkers: Book 4

As reigning Vampire Prince, Damien has tasted every pleasure the world has to offer, consorting with kings and queens and delighting in sensual adventure. His paramount concern, however, is keeping his people safe, so when an enemy kidnaps Syreena, a Lycanthrope Princess, he springs into action, successfully rescuing her…but becoming hopelessly enthralled by her beauty.

Gifted with rare abilities, Syreena grew up cloistered, forbidden to form attachments to others. But the connection she feels now with Damien is immediate, intoxicating...and irresistible. Caught in its grip, they claim each other as their mates in an act that could have shattering repercussions for every Nightwalker—and leave their enemies stronger than ever.…

Don't Miss the First Three Books In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: Jacob
Book 2: Gideon
Book 3: Elijah
Watch for the Next in the Series, Coming Sept. 2, 2008
Book 5: Noah

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Zebra
July 3, 2007
ISBN #142010053X
EAN #9781420100532
320 pages
Paperback


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DARK THIRST

by Sara Reinke

The Brethren: Book 1

DARK SECRETS When Brandon Noble and Angelina Jones first met, he was an awkward teenager harboring a crush on his tutor's sister. Five years later, Angelina is a streetwise cop who's sure she's seen it all, until Brandon comes back into her life—lean, handsome, possessing a strange, powerful allure. and a terrifying secret.

DARK DESIRES Brandon is one of the Brethren, an ancient clan of ruthless vampires. Like other Brethren families, the Nobles have accumulated great wealth and prestige, never marrying outside of their kin, never leaving the isolated Kentucky farmlands where they live, undetected, among their prey. Horrified by his birthright, Brandon shunned the ritual of the first kill, earning the Brethren's lasting wrath. But the exhilarating passion he and Angelina share rouses the primitive impulses he has tried so hard to deny. And even if Brandon can protect Angelina from his enemies, can he save her from his own dark thirsts?

Don't Miss the Next Book In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 2: Dark Hunger (Sept 2008)

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Berkley Pub Group
August 5, 2008
ISBN #0425224007
EAN #9780425224007
336 pages
Trade Size


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FIRST BLOOD

by Multi-Author Anthology

 

Four all-new stories of forbidden passion and dark desire.

You never forget your first blood...Susan Sizemore returns to the universe of her Laws of the Blood novels with a sizzling story of the relationship between a vampire enforcer and a werewolf.

Erin McCarthy's Sasha Checkikov flees the bright lights and dangerous slayers of Vegas for New Orleans, where she is saved by a vampire haunted by his past—and hungry for passion.

Set in the Vampire Babylon world, Chris Marie Green's story puts the bond between twin female vampires to the test when one of them falls for her prey.

Meljean Brook's vampire Annie Gallagher needs help to save a young human girl, but she doesn't expect the help to come from the FBI agent she loved—and had to give up— when she was transformed.


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Samhain Publishing
August 21, 2007
ISBN #1599985500
EAN #9781599985503
e-Book


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TO SUMMON A DEMON

by Kim Knox

A Demon is on the loose. And it’s bad to the bone.

Muscles and mind straining, Inaeus hurled the sword. Spell-thick steel buried itself deep into the monster’s spine. The Demon screamed down the night in its pain…

That should have been the end of it. It wasn’t.

The Demon is once again on the loose, and this time it possesses a powerful crystal that has it leaving even more death in its wake. With the approach of the full moon, Inaeus must kill the demon and destroy its crystal before it can call more of its brethren from hell.

Inaeus knows who summoned the Demon. Conde. His former colleague, his former friend. The one woman he can’t have. Conde has no loyalty to the League he serves, and broke his trust long ago. But now she is back and offering to help him defeat her creature.

Why?

Come hell or howling Harpies, Inaeus is determined to get the truth out of Conde. If they live long enough.


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Onyx
July 1, 2008
ISBN #0451412591
EAN #9780451412591
336 pages
Paperback


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TWILIGHT FALL

by Lynn Viehl

The Darkyn: Book 6

Even lost souls can find love.

Immortal Darkyn Lord Valentin Jaus and landscape artist Liling Harper are two lost souls. Brought together by fate, bound together by passion, Valentin and Liling find solace in each other’s arms. But the ties that bind them are deeper—and more dangerous—than either of them can possibly imagine

Don't Miss the First Five Books In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: If Angels Burn
Book 2: Private Demon
Book 3: Dark Need
Book 4: Night Lost
Book 5: Evermore

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Pocket Books
May 20, 2008
ISBN #1416576754
EAN #9781416576754
352 pages
Paperback


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DARK DESIRES AFTER DUSK

by Kresley Cole

Immortals After Dark: Book 6

A ruthless demon mercenary. A lovely young halfling.

In the dark, he'll find her.

A seductive beauty he can never have, yet can't resist...

Cade of the rage demons will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought he could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.

A tormented warrior she should fear, but can't deny...
 

Raised as a human, Holly Ashwin never knew that some frightening legends are real until she encounters a brutal demon who inexplicably guards her like a treasure. Thrust into a sensual new world of myth and power, with him as her protector, she begins to crave the demon’s wicked touch.

Surrender to dark desires...

Yet just when he earns Holly’s trust, will Cade be forced to betray the only woman who can sate his wildest needs—and claim his heart?

Don't Miss the First Five Books In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: Playing Easy to Get (Novella: The Warlord Wants Forever)
Book 2: A Hunger Like No Other
Book 3: No Rest for the Wicked
Book 4: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
Book 5: Dark Needs at Night's Edge

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MIRA Books
May 1, 2008
ISBN #0778325180
EAN #9780778325185
400 pages
Paperback


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LOVER'S BITE

by Maggie Shayne

Wings In the Night Series

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Before she joined Reaper in hunting Gregor's gang of rogue bloodsuckers, privileged princess Topaz was gunning for just one vampire: Jack Heart. The gorgeous con man had charmed his way into her bed, her heart and her bank account, taking her for half a million dollars and vanishing without a word.

Now she and Jack--maddeningly attractive as ever--are supposedly on the same side. As Reaper's ragtag outfit scatters, Topaz sets out to solve a mystery that's plagued her all her lives, mortal and immortal: what really happened to her movie-star mother, who died when Topaz was just a baby? With four men claiming to be her father, why has she always been alone? And what stake does Jack have in discovering the truth about her past? Topaz is sure he's up to something--but her suspicions are at war with her desires.

Don't Miss the Other Titles in This Dark Fantasy Series:
Books: Maggie's Author Page at PNR

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Berkley Pub Group
April 1, 2008
ISBN #0425220540
EAN #9780425220542
320 pages
Trade Size


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DEMON'S FIRE

by Emma Holly

Tale of the Demon World: Book 5

sequel to Prince of Ice

Desperate to escape the routine life her family has planned for her, Beth Philips joins an archeological dig with her long-time friend, Charles. The desert city of Bhamjran is the perfect place to explore desires–including Charles's secret yen for a Yamish demon. And as he and Beth are soon to discover, some Yama find humans just as irresistible.

Once a sexual captive, Prince Pahndir now exploits his talents as proprietor to the most successful brothel in Bhamjran. Hoping to find his own erotic fulfillment, he believes these two young humans may hold the key to his long-frustrated demon needs. His seductive ways lure Beth and Charles into a passionate triangle, one that will redefine pleasure's limits . . . and challenge all their understanding of what love means.

Don't Miss the Other Titles in This Dark Fantasy Series:
Books: Emma's Author Page at PNR

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Delacorte Press
October 16, 2007
ISBN #038533916X
EAN #9780385339162
320 pages
Hardcover


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BLOODFEVER

by Karen Marie Moning

Fever Series: Book 2

Mackayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a dark, deadly realm unlike any she ever imagined. In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year old book of the blackest magic imaginable that holds the key to power over both the worlds of Fae and Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae, who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman; and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.

For centuries, the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them...

Don't Miss the Other Titles In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: Darkfever
Book 3: Faefever (Sept. 16, 2008)

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Orbit Books
January 1, 2008
ISBN #0316001775
EAN #9780316001779
416 pages
Paperback


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TO HELL AND BACK

by Lilith Saintcrow

Dante Valentine: Book 5

Only a demon can take down the devil...

Dante Valentine has been through Hell. Literally. Her body shattered and her mind not far behind, she's dumped back into her own world to survive--or not--as a pawn in one of Lucifer's endless games.

Unfortunately, he's just messed with the wrong Necromance. And this time she's mad enough to do something about it.

This time, the Devil will pay.

Don't Miss the First Four Books In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: Working for the Devil
Book 2: Dead Man Rising
Book 3: The Devil's Right Hand
Book 4: Saint City Sinners

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Solaris Books
July 29, 2008
ISBN #1844165779
EAN #9781844165773
416 pages
Paperback


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THE LAST ANGEL

by Natasha Rhodes

 

Kayla Steele: Book 2

An angel is found murdered on the streets of Sunset Boulevard. To the media gossip mongers, it’s the biggest story ever. To the Hunters, an underground monster-fighting hit-squad, it’s just another case of ‘whodunnit’. To Kayla Steele, their youngest and newest member, it means a last, desperate chance to bring her murdered fiancÚ back from the dead, and to others with a far darker purpose it is the means to destroy the human race. If the Hunters are to stop the onset of Armageddon they must join forces with their most hated enemies, the werewolves…
 
 
Don't Miss the First Book In This Dark Fantasy Series:
Book 1: Dante's Girl
 

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Grand Central Publishing
June 24, 2008
ISBN #044640103X
EAN #9780446401036
384 pages
Paperback


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PLEASURE UNBOUND

by Larrisa Ione

 

Demonica: Book 1

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life… She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure—but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all. Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his desire to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable—and let Tayla possess him, body and soul…

 
 

 
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