Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 2009 PNR Monthly Release Update

Alpha Wolf
(Alpha Force: Book 1)
by Linda O. Johnston
Silhouette (Nocturne)
Available: January 1, 2009
EAN #9780373618033
288 pages
Paperback

Ecstasy
(The Shadowdwellers: Book 1)
by Jacquelyn Frank
Kensington Publishing (Zebra)
Available: January 1, 2009
EAN #9780821780701
352 pages
Paperback

Dead Is a State of Mind
(Dead: Book 2)
by Marlene Perez
Harcourt
Available: January 1, 2009
EAN #9780152062101
192 pages
Paperback
Young Adult

Echoes in the Dark
(The Summoning: Book 5)
by Robin D. Owens
Luna
Available: January 1, 2009
EAN #9780373802937
560 pages
Paperback

The Accidental Sorcerer
(Rogue Agent Trilogy: Book 1)
by K. E. Mills
Hachette Book Group USA (Orbit Books)
Available: January 1, 2009
EAN #9780316035422
480 pages
Paperback

The Devil To Pay
(Bewitch the Dark: Book 4)
by Michele Hauf
Silhouette
Available: January 1, 2009
EAN #9780373618026
288 pages
Paperback

The Devil and Via
by Marie Treanor
Samhain Publishing
Available: January 2, 2009
EAN #9781605043500
e-Book

Highland Heat
by Tilly Greene
Ellora's Cave
Available: January 2, 2009
EAN #9781419919602
e-Book

Fallen Angel
(Sassy Devils: Book 2)
by Sherrill Quinn
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419919664
e-Book

Temptation
(Crimson Dichotomy: Book 3)
by Aubrey Ross
Changeling Press
Available: January 2, 2009
EAN #9781605210124
e-Book

One More Bite
(Jaz Parks: Book 5)
by Jennifer Rardin
Hachette Book Group USA (Orbit Books)
Available: January 5, 2009
EAN #9780316022095
288 pages
Trade Size

Stay the Night
(The Darkyn: Book 7)
by Lynn Viehl
Onyx
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780451412669
336 pages
Paperback

Mortal Temptations
by Allyson James
Berkley Pub Group (Heat)
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425223697
304 pages
Trade Size

Witch Heart
(Elemental Witches: Book 3)
by Anya Bast
Berkley Pub Group
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425225530
320 pages
Paperback

Dawnkeepers
(Final Prophecy: Book 2)
by Jessica Andersen
Signet
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780451225757
464 pages
Paperback

Mona Lisa Darkening
(Monere, Children of the Moon: Book 6)
by * Sunny
Berkley Pub Group
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425226476
304 pages
Paperback

A Red Hot Valentine's Day
by Megan Hart, Jackie Kessler, Jess Michaels, Lacy Danes
Avon (Red)
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780061689390
304 pages
Trade Size

Mean Streets
by Thomas E. Sniegoski, Kat Richardson, Simon R. Green, Jim Butcher
Roc
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780451462497
368 pages
Trade Size

Night Huntress
(The Otherworld: Book 5)
by Yasmine Galenorn
Berkley Pub Group
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425225462
320 pages
Paperback

Night of the Loving Dead
(Pepper Martin Mysteries: Book 4)
by Casey Daniels
Berkley Pub Group
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425225554
304 pages
Paperback

Real Vampires Don't Diet
(Glory St. Claire: Book 4)
by Gerry Bartlett
Berkley Pub Group
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425225646
352 pages
Trade Size

Lord of Misrule
(The Morganville Vampires: Book 5)
by Rachel Caine
NAL
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780451225726
256 pages
Paperback
(Young Adult)

A Witch's Beauty
(Mermaids: Book 2)
by Joey W. Hill
Berkley Pub Group
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425225677
416 pages
Trade Size

Warrior of the Highlands
by Veronica Wolff
Berkley Pub Group
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425226759
336 pages
Paperback

The Ghost and The Haunted Mansion
(Haunted Bookshop Mystery: Book 5)
by Alice Kimberly
Berkley Pub Group
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425224601
304 pages
Paperback

Just Another Judgement Day
(Nightside: Book 9)
by Simon R. Green
Ace Books
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780441016747
272 pages
Hardcover

Plum Spooky
(Stephanie Plum: A Between-the-Numbers Novel)
by Janet Evanovich
St. Martin's Press
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780312383329
320 pages
Hardcover

Princess of the Sword
(Nine Kingdoms: Book 3)
by Lynn Kurland
Berkley Pub Group
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780425225684
368 pages
Trade Size

In Shade and Shadow
(The Noble Dead: Series 2, Book 1)
by J. C. Hendee, Barb Hendee
Roc
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780451462503
400 pages
Hardcover

Reaching Higher
(Encounters: Book 2)
by Ann Somerville
Samhain Publishing
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9781605043531
e-Book

All Bottled Up
by Christine d'Abo
Samhain Publishing
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9781605043517
e-Book

Tooth and Claw
by Jo Walton
Orb Books
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9780765319517
336 pages
Trade Size (reprint)

Hedda's Sword
(Guardians of the Light: Book 2)
by Renee Wildes
Samhain Publishing
Available: January 6, 2009
EAN #9781605043715
e-Book

Biting Nixie
(Biting Love: Book 1)
by Mary Hughes
Samhain Publishing
Available: January 13, 2009
EAN #9781605043586
e-Book

Asmodeus
by Dawn McClure
Samhain Publishing
Available: January 13, 2009
EAN #9781605043579
e-Book

Kiss of a Demon King
(Immortals After Dark: Book 6)
by Kresley Cole
Pocket Books
Available: January 20, 2009
EAN #9781416580942
352 pages
Paperback

Ilfayne's Bane
(Oathcursed: Book 1)
by Julia Knight
Samhain Publishing
Available: January 20, 2009
EAN #9781605043647
e-Book

Immersed
(Interplanetary League: Book 2)
by Liz Craven
Samhain Publishing
Available: January 20, 2009
EAN #9781605042671
e-Book

You Are So Undead to Me
(Megan Berry, Zombie Settler: Book 1)
by Stacey Jay
Penguin USA (Razorbill)
Available: January 22, 2009
EAN #9781595142252
272 pages
Trade Size
Young Adult

Men of the Otherworld
(Women of the Otherworld)
by Kelley Armstrong
Bantam (Spectra)
Available: January 24, 2009
EAN #9780553807097
496 pages
Hardcover
(All proceeds from the collection will be donated to World Literary of Canada (www.worldlit.ca))

Unfallen Dead
(Convergent World: Book 3)
by Mark Del Franco
Ace Books
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9780441016891
320 pages
Paperback

Darkness Unknown
(Paladins: Book 5)
by Alexis Morgan
Pocket Books
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9781416563433
384 pages
Paperback

Warrior Princess
by Frewin Jones
HarperTeen
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9780060871437
352 pages
Hardcover
(Young Adult)

Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand
(Kitty Norville: Book 5)
by Carrie Vaughn
Grand Central Publishing
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9780446199537
336 pages
Paperback

Seraph of Sorrow
(Jennifer Scales series: Book 4)
by MaryJanice Davidson, Anthony Alongi
Ace Books
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9780441016662
480 pages
Paperback

Night After Night
(Brotherhood of the Blood: Book 5)
by Kathryn Smith
Avon
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9780061632709
384 pages
Paperback

The Magic Knot
by Helen Scott Taylor
Dorchester
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9780505527967
320 pages
Paperback

Night After Night
(Brotherhood of the Blood: Book 5)
by Kathryn Smith
Avon
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9780061632709
384 pages
Paperback

Night's Pleasure
(Night: Book 4)
by Amanda Ashley
Kensington Publishing (Zebra)
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9780821780626
384 pages
Paperback

Wicked Beast
by Tawny Taylor
Kensington Publishing (Aphrodisia)
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9780758226785
256 pages
Trade Size

Oh Goddess
by Gwen Hayes
Samhain Publishing
Available: January 27, 2009
EAN #9781605043678
e-Book

WHAT YOU MISSED

Angel Unaware
by Elizabeth Sinclair
Medallion Press
EAN #9781933836317
350 pages
Paperback

The Sweet Scent of Blood
(Spellcrackers: Book 1)
by Suzanne Mcleod
Orion
EAN #9780575084285
368 pages
Trade Size

Mortal Touch
(The Vampires of New England: Book 1)
by Inanna Arthen
By Light Unseen Media
EAN #9780979302831
372 pages
Hardcover

Captured
by Lori Devoti
Silhouette (Nocturne Bites)
EAN #9781426825927
e-Book

Mortal Enemy, Immortal Lover
by Olivia Gates
Silhouette (Nocturne Bites)
EAN #9781426825934
e-Book

Demon's Bargain
by Amanda Steiger
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211114
e-Book

Christmas Knight
(Gingersnaps)
by Alecia Monaco
Changeling Press
EAN #9781595966148
e-Book
(A Multi-Author series)

Cupid
(Gingersnaps)
by Sierra Dafoe
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211121
e-Book
(A Multi-Author series)

Canine Cop
(Gingersnaps)
by B. J. McCall
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211060
e-Book
(A Multi-Author series)

Santa Paws
(Gingersnaps)
by Lena Austin
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605210988
e-Book
(A Multi-Author series)


Serendipity 5A
(Gingersnaps)
by Dawn Montgomery
Changeling Press
EAN #9781595965691
e-Book
(A Multi-Author series)

Another Chance
(Gingersnaps)
by L. Shannon
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211435
e-Book
(A Multi-Author series)

Dream Walk
(The Sentinels: Book 1)
by Meg Allison
Samhain Publishing
EAN #9781605041919
e-Book

Penned Again
by Amarinda Jones
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419917363
e-Book

Cat Scratch Fever
by Myla Jackson
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419919398
e-Book

Crimson Prey
by Aubrey Ross
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918926
e-Book

Rain God
by Amy Ruttan
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918858
e-Book

Kiss of the Wind
(WindWorld series)
by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419917226
e-Book

A Werewolf for Christmas
by Sedonia Guillone
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419917004
e-Book (reprint)

Seducing St. Nic
(Dating the Undead: Book 1)
by Emma Petersen
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419919497
e-Book

Feral Moon
(Turquoise)
by Regina Carlysle
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419917974
e-Book
(A Multi-Author Series)

Magnolia
(Flowers of Camelot: Book 4)
by Anny Cook
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918612
e-Book

Breath of Magic
(Mistletoe Magic: Book 1)
by Regina Carlysle
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918872
e-Book

Set in Stone
by L. A. Day
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419917554
e-Book

Taken Unaware
by Summer Devon
Samhain Publishing
EAN #9781605042060
e-Book

Puma
by Jorrie Spencer
Samhain Publishing
EAN #9781605042213
e-Book

Icy Heat
(Heat: Book 3)
by Leigh Wyndfield
Samhain Publishing
EAN #9781605040387
e-Book

Metamorphis
by Gabriella Bradley
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554871971
65 pages
e-Book

Hollywood Witches
by Dee Dawning
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554871742
198 pages
e-Book

Tricking Tara
(The Sisters of Silverwood: Book 5)
by Viola Grace
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554871704
66 pages
e-Book

Possessed
by Jade MarQueen
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554871735
142 pages
e-Book

The Sweetest Poison
by Caitlyn West
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554871728
66 pages
e-Book

Angel's Blood
(Archangel: Book 5)
by Stephani Hecht
eXtasy Books
306 pages
e-Book

Holding Holly
(The Sisters of Silverwood: Book 6)
by Viola Grace
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554871988
68 pages
e-Book

Have A Harpy Holiday
by Stephani Hecht
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554871957
224 pages
e-Book

The Oldest Elf
by Viola Grace
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554872114
64 pages
e-Book

To Catch a Wolf
by Elizabeth L'Inconnu
Absolute XPress
EAN #9781894817103
e-Book

Ferver Black's Christmas Wish
by Marc Jarrod
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554871933
106 pages
e-Book

Serving Sera
by Bonnie Rose Leigh
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554872121
116 pages
e-Book

A Vampire Christmas
by A. J. Llewellyn
eXtasy Books
EAN #9781554872039
137 pages
e-Book

The Boundaries (Collection)
by Lexxie Couper
Changeling Press
EAN #9781595968982
e-Book

Elven Enticement
(Elven: Book 5)
by Willa Okati
Changeling Press
EAN #9781595964618
e-Book

Eyes of the Leopard (Collection)
by Isabella Jordan
Changeling Press
EAN #9781595966803
e-Book

Khalid's Challenge
(The Pridelands: Book 5)
by Jade Buchanan
Changeling Press
EAN #9781595968463
e-Book

Tiger Eyes
(Black Planet: Book 3)
by Belinda McBride
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211053
e-Book

Make It Real
(Living Doll: Book 1)
by Carlanime Bligh
Changeling Press
EAN #9781595965042
e-Book

Passion
(Crimson Dichotomy: Book 2)
by Aubrey Ross
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605210117
e-Book

The Dragon's Queen
(Dragon's Song: Book 3)
by Cameo Brown
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605210889
e-Book

A Painter's Price
by Kira Stone
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605210971
e-Book

Sugar & Spice
(Spaceport)
by Tuesday Morrigan
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605210810
e-Book
(A Multi-Author Series)

Touch of Magic
(Mistletoe Magic: Book 2)
by Desiree Holt
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918902
e-Book

Whispers of Magic
(Mistletoe Magic: Book 3)
by Cindy Spencer Pape
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918957
e-Book

Underground Pleasure
by Jana Mercy
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918186
e-Book

Moonlight On Water
by Kate Hill
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918421
e-Book

Desert of the Damned
by Kathy Kulig
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419919527
e-Book

Fortune's Flight
(Fortune: Book 2)
by Lia Connor
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211664
e-Book

Rebirth
(Channeling Morpheus: Book 5)
by Jordan Castillo Price
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211008
e-Book

Cravings
(Acacia: Book 3)
by L. Shannon
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211466
e-Book

The Chosen One
by Kelly Wallace
Absolute XPress
EAN #9781894817141
180 pages
e-Book

Love Not Forgotten
by Ellen Ashe
Absolute XPress
EAN #9781894817080
e-Book

Galerian's Gift / Under the Gryphon's Wing
by R. L. Stuemke
Absolute XPress
EAN #9781894817226
e-Book

Left Side of the Moon
(Dance Wars: Book 1)
by Sophia Titheniel
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211480
62 pages
e-Book

At Drogan's Command
(Hades' Helmet Crew: Book 1)
by Selena Illyria
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605210582
78 pages
e-Book

Virgin Daiquiri
(Last Call: Book 4)
by Moira Rogers
Changeling Press
EAN #9781605211084
e-Book

Wildhearts
by Ann Vremont
Changeling Press
EAN #9781595968388
47 pages
e-Book

Night Prowler
by Layla Chase
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419919572
e-Book (reprint)

My Alien is a Sex Fiend
by Nicole Pierce
Loose Id
EAN #9781596328594
e-Book

The Wolf
(Settler's Mine: Book 4)
by Mechele Armstrong
Loose Id
EAN #9781596328556
e-Book

Chemistry of Evil
(Dept. 57: Book 9)
by Lynne Connolly
Loose Id
EAN #9781596328457
e-Book (reprint)

Trapped
by Selena Illyria
Loose Id
EAN #9781596328518
e-Book

Elven Magic
(Mistletoe Magic)
by Regina Carlysle, Desiree Holt, Cindy Spencer Pape
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419919008
e-Book

Ellora's Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile IV
by Tielle St. Clare, N. J. Walters, Allyson James, M. A. Ellis, Dawn Halliday
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419919237
e-Book

An Unwanted Hunger
(Soul of V'Kar: Book 1)
by Ciana Stone
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419919268
e-Book

Name of a Wolf
by Jez Morrow
Ellora's Cave
e-Book

Cat Burglar
(Middlemarch Mates: Book 6)
by Shelley Munro
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918308
e-Book

Veins of Turquoise
by Elaine Lowe
(Turquoise)
Ellora's Cave
EAN #9781419918209
e-Book
(A Multi-Author Series)






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Happy New Year everyone! Sorry for the late posting, but I've been on vacation and just got back in town this weekend.

Authors: if you would like your upcoming books listed on the PNR Monthly New Release Update, please email your book information to pnr4staff@yahoo.com.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Reviewers' Top Picks: December 2008



Stephanie’s
December 08 Top Read


THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS CAT
by Linda Winstead Jones, Nalini Singh, Erin McCarthy, Lora Leigh

Berkley Pub Group
October 7, 2008
ISBN #0425223558
EAN #9780425223550
384 pages
Trade Size

Synopsis: Put a little meow in their stockings this year with these all-new tales of Christmas and felines—from beloved bestselling authors!

New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and top-selling authors Nalini Singh, Erin McCarthy, and Linda Winstead Jones have a special gift for readers this year: never-before published holiday stories featuring passionate romance, paranormal adventure, and a distinctly alluring feline touch. With four new stories—including one featuring Lora Leigh’s genetically altered Feline Breeds—this is a collection packed with more surprises than Christmas morning, and more chills than the snowiest winter night…


Stephanie says: “Do yourself a favor, give yourself a gift and enjoy this Christmas with some of your favorite authors who gave us a wonderful treat this season. The gift of love, magic and the spirit of Christmas.”


Read the reviews: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/book.php?id=13712


Stephanie also recommends:
December 1, 2008: DEDRICK’S TAMING by Jaden Sinclair
November 30, 2008: S.E.T.H. by Jaden Sinclair


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Amber’s
December 08 Top Read

THE DEVIL’S DUE
(Morgan Kingsley: Book 3)
by Jenna Black

Bantam (Dell)
November 25, 2008
ISBN #0440244927
EAN #9780440244929
336 pages
Paperback

Synopsis:
Possession was never this much fun.
Trust or die, That's the choice Morgan Kingsley, exorcist, is given by the gorgeous rogue demon who's gotten inside her. The truth is, Morgan has dozens of reasons not to trust anyone, from the violence that torched her house and killed her father to a love-life that's left her questioning her relationship with her erstwhile boyfriend, Brian. But Lugh, a King among demons, won't take no for an answer. He's prying into her body, mind, and even her sex life. And he's just pulled Morgan into a power struggle that could have devastating consequences for both the human and demon worlds.

But Morgan still has a job to do: Investigate the highly bizarre possession of the son of a wealthy Philadelphia couple. That hunt leads Morgan into a realm of sexual depravity, then a terrifying kidnapping. Now, a woman who makes her living prying demons from their hosts finds her day job colliding with the night: a darkness that is attracting demons of the damnedest sort, including the one who's about to demand his ultimate due.


Amber says: “Morgan has attitude and makes a great main character. The growing number of support characters keeps the reader on their toes. Good or bad is the question you have to keep asking yourself as the sides change and the story keeps unfolding. Hard, sexy and devilish, this is a must read series. Being an exorcist is obviously hard work but reading about it is fun and addictive.”


Read Amber's review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=30083


Amber also recommends:
November 25, 2008: SUCCUBUS TAKES MANHATTAN by Nina Harper
November 24, 2008: ON THE PROWL by Karen MacInerney
November 29, 2008: BLOOD BARGAIN by Maria Lima


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Nancy’s
December 08 Top Read

GORDATH WOOD
by Patrice Sarath

Ace Books
June 24, 2008
ISBN #0441016413
EAN #9780441016419
336 pages
Paperback

Synopsis:
Worlds collide in Gordath Wood.
Something strange is happening in Gordath Wood, the old woods surrounding a training stable called Hunter’s Chase. The police think Lynn Romano and Kate Mossland have been murdered, but what actually occurred is much stranger. They’ve gone through a hole between worlds, into a medieval society at war. In a world that doesn’t ordinarily have use for women, the danger is great—good thing Lynn and Kate aren’t your ordinary women.


Nancy says: “This book is full of plots, magics, love and mysteries. It is a good read and for a first novel, is excellent. Congratulations to the author and I hope to read more from her soon.”


Read Nancy‘s review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=30035


Nancy also recommends:
February 26, 2008: GOD’S SPY By Juan Gomez-Jurado (mystery/suspense/thriller)


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Karen’s
December 08 Top Read

THE BRIDE OF TIME
by Dawn Thompson

Love Spell
July 29, 2008
ISBN #0505527286
EAN #9780505527288
368 pages
Paperback

Synopsis:
SOME LOVES...
There was little of joy and beauty for Tessa LaPrelle, a scullery maid in 1903 London, but a painting called The Bride of Time. The nude raised eyebrows and speculation that Tessa had posed. Impossible! Even if some man could make her so wanton, even if the subject had Tessa's thick chestnut hair, the work had been commissioned a hundred years previous, at the start of the Regency!

...KNOW THE BRUSH OF ETERNITY
Regardless, it wasn't the subject or its uncanny resemblance to her that drew Tessa to The Bride. Nor was it fascination with the artist: one Giles Longworth, whose portrait showed eyes black as sin, wind-combed mahogany hair and broad, muscular shoulders. If any could make her wanton it was he; but he was also accused of sorcery, of dark evil things. Some even said Longworth had been a werewolf, the throats of his alleged victims torn from their bodies. No, what drew Tessa was a small window in the painting's corner, a seeming portal to that wild Cornish wilderness, to misty moors in a time gone by. Sometimes she dreamt she had been running all her life--from what and to whom, she was about to discover.


Karen says: “I truly cannot say enough about this book with its Gothic romance and the mystery of time travel and the threat of the werewolf. It is a definite keeper on my shelf. Ms. Thompson truly had the knack for creating a tale that grips the imagination.”


Read the reviews: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/book.php?id=13479


Karen also recommends:
June 15, 2008: THE ETERNAL KISS by Diana Castilleja


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Ruth’s
December 08 Top Read

ANCIENT INHERITANCE
by Rita Vetere

Lyrical Press, Inc.
November 17, 2008
ISBN #0981890563
EAN #9780981890562
e-Book

Synopsis: Evil is real, and it’s coming…unless one woman can learn a secret buried in her family’s past.

On a quest to rule the world, the demon Sammael will stop at nothing to unlock his powers...even enter the physical plane.

Catherine Caldwell has unwittingly come into possession of the item Sammael has sought for over two millennia. Her education into the conflict of dark and light is a trial by fire. Guided by prophetic dreams and aided by family, a Creole psychic and a homicide detective, she struggles to learn her role in an age-old war, and elude the demon hunting her.

The secret Catherine uncovers will trigger a battle that could alter the course of mankind forever.


Ruth says: “I picked this one, because it was a great read. Plenty of mystery,
suspense and action! It has earned its way into my heart as one of my
all time favorites!”


Read the Reviews: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/book.php?id=15500


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Clover’s
December 08 Top Read

SEVENTH CIRCLE
(Vampires Realm)
by F E Heaton

Alinar Publishing
November 16, 2008
ISBN #190602362X
EAN #9781906023621
e-Book

Synopsis: Dark, sensual and fast-paced, Seventh Circle is a story of forbidden love so strong that it will save the world.

Born with strange powers similar to a vampire's, Lilith has spent her life hunting demons for Section Seven. Now, on the very same night that she watches a vampire kill her best friend, she's faced with her worse nightmare.

A client who is not only attractive, but a vampire.

Lincoln, a powerful pure blood vampire, has a problem. The prophecy he's caught up in is coming to pass and his only chance of survival is relying on those he hates most–vampire hunters. It has been foretold that one will save him, a female hunter, and when he meets her, the attraction he feels is both instantaneous and forbidden.

Their mutual attraction becomes difficult to deny as they work to unravel the mystery of a contract between Lincoln's lord and the Devil. The barriers around their hearts fall, but is there only pain ahead of them? With Lincoln's life on the line, can Lilith find the strength to protect him and embrace a side of herself that she wished didn't exist? Can Lincoln overcome his fear in order to save Lilith even if it means parting from her forever? What price will they pay to be together?


Clover says: “The action is fast-paced, the romance tender, and the characters' personalities sharp. You'll be glad you read this one.”


Read Clover’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29964


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Friday, December 26, 2008

Staff Top Picks: December 2008



Leslie's
December 08 Top Pick

PRINCESS OF THE SWORD
(Nine Kingdoms: Book 3)
by Lynn Kurland

Berkley Pub Group
January 6, 2009
ISBN #0425225682
EAN #9780425225684
368 pages
Trade Size

Synopsis:
When darkenss falls
As the mercenary daughter of Gair, the black mage of Ceangail, Morgan is the only one who can stop the terrible sorcery her father unleashed. To do so, she must race against time and find the spell that will allow her to close the well of evil he opened. But that quest will lead her to places she never dreamed existed and into a darkness she would give anything to avoid..
The magic rises
The fate of the Kingdom of Neroche is intertwined with the closing of Gair's well. Miach the archmage of Neroche , is determined to hep Morgain find what she needs, not only because of the safety of the Nine Kingdoms hands in the balance but also because he will do anythin gto protect her. Together they must search out the mysteries of Ceangail, and the dangers of Morgan's own bloodlines.
Now to rescue the kingdom for total ruin, Morgan and Miach have only each other to trust heart and soul....


Leslie says: What will become of this pair of unlikely lovers? Join them on the conclusion of their journey which began with STAR OF THE MORNING and continued with THE MAGE’S DAUGHTER. Follow them as they soar the skies, steal into dangerous places to uncover spells, and fight for their lives, their kingdoms and their love. Fate has a plethora of surprises in store for the tragically orphaned duo – Morgan, a woman whose only desire was to wield a sword who instead finds herself a princess with a heritage of frightening magic and Miach, a prince whose heritage is magic but whose fondest wish was to be a simple farmer. Victory will force new responsibilities on the pair that they’d neither expected nor welcomed. Is their love strong enough to face the challenge?

I do hope Ms. Kurland will continue to offer us fantasy fare along with her incredibly popular romance novels. She has a knack for this genre that will have the reader longing to know the fate of numerous secondary characters as well as the rest of the Nine Kingdoms long after PRINCESS OF THE SWORD has been put to bed. Cathar is intriguing, Rigaud needs a good thumping and I imagine a child born to Morgan and Miach would be a right handful, no? Ah well, until then I highly recommend this incredibly magical and action packed fantasy series!


Read Leslie’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=30112


Leslie also recommends:

November 4, 2008: THE DRAGON MASTER by Allyson James
November 27, 2007: STAR CRASH by Elysa Hendricks


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Deborah’s
December 08 Top Read

ETERNAL SEDUCTION
by Jennifer Turner

CreateSpace
October 8, 2008
ISBN #1440422060
EAN #9781440422065
224 pages
Paperback

Synopsis: After living on the streets of New York City for over a decade, Logan Ellis admits her perceptions might be a little skewed. But twisted or not, there's a satisfying irony in watching a well dressed vampire stand in the middle of a ghetto alley, windblown trash scraping small circles near his feet. What she finds even more intriguing, is waiting for him to decide whether or not he's going to kill her.

Kerestyan Nelek hasn't quite made up his mind. As the Lord of New York, he can't allow a homeless drug addict, whose memories are packed with knowledge of vampiric existence, to run free in his city. It's not the first time he's been in this situation with a human, it's just the first time in thousands of years he's come face to face with one who doesn't seem to care. And that's what makes the decision so damn difficult.

What horrors would you have to witness before you went numb? How many years would it take for you to feel that way? What would it take to make you care again?

Logan's answers are simple: the worst humanity has to offer, almost thirtyand something she never expected.


Deborah says: “Eternal Seduction is a dark novel with strong characters. A true storyteller, Turner keeps a fast pace, seasoned well with wit, and offers you an electrifying pair in Nelek and Logan. A wonderful debut novel I highly recommend.”


Read Deborah’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29854


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Mippy Recommends:
August 26, 2008: TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS by Shayla Black
January 6, 2009: STAY THE NIGHT by Lynn Viehl
September 30, 2008: NIGHT FALL by Cherry Adair

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Review: Vampire Kristmas


Vampire Kristmas
Donna Michaels
The Wild Rose Press
Dec 3, 2008
ISBN# not assigned
Paranormal Black rosette
Theme: Christmas
eBook ~ 32 pages
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We meet Jeremy Kristmas who gets rudely awoken by his brother after being in stasis for two centuries. Groggy and not really understanding why he was awakened, he comes to terms that he is to 'clean up' his brother’s mess, again! He also does not want to fall in love with another human because he had lost Cordelia.

Then he sees her...a spitting image of Cordelia, but her name is Lynette. And his brother has made a mess of everything. Now it is he that has to try to convince her that he is a good man, er, vampire.

After she lashes out at him, he tells her that he is Jeremy and that the one that hurt her was his twin brother, Jared. But there is someone else that could possibly be his long lost love. But in the end, will someone indeed have a Merry Vampire Kristmas?

Ms. Michaels created a touching story with the back story being short and sweet, just enough to let you know about Jeremy's past with Cordelia. She created a world where the vampires live on an island and seem to have accumulated wealth. But they are down to earth and real. I felt for both Jeremy and Lynette. I know everyone hopes that loves soul will find them one day.

Ruth Schaller
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
December 25, 2008

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Review: Thief of Hearts


Thief of Hearts
New Concepts Publishing
Copyright 2003
ISBN: not assigned
E-book: Short Story
Price: $2.50
Genre: Erotica


"A dark exploration of sensual desires"

First installment of three short stories

From the first person perspective, experience a night of erotic seduction as told in this "Dear Diary" entry.

Imagine waking up to find yourself in the dark…aroused, frightened…and not alone. Imagine endless hours of teasing torment and mindless pleasure. Imagine having no choice in the matter. Every emotion is intensified as the mind and body struggle for control that is methodically stripped away. At the end of your ordeal, you are relieved only to discover that a dark erotic desire has been awakened inside of you – and now your sensual fulfillment is forever at the mercy of the Thief of Hearts.

Kimberly Zant’s THIEF OF HEARTS is an erotic short story that explores the dark desires and psychological conflicts of the capture fantasy. The narrator’s confusion and helplessness is evident as she succumbs to the seduction of her intruder. The "thief" never reveals himself, yet leaves little doubt that he will likely return. Is he real…or is he a dream? I’m still not sure, but I plan to find out. In the meantime, if you’re looking for an erotic short story with an air of quiet mystery, you may want to check out THIEF OF HEARTS.

Reviewer’s note: This book contains elements that some readers may find objectionable: Explicit sexual content, bondage, spanking, and forced seduction.

Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
December 2008

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Review: Thief of Hearts: Stolen



Thief of Hearts 3: Stolen
New Concepts Publishing
December 2003
ISBN: not assigned
E-book: Short Story
Price: $2.50
Genre: Paranormal Erotica

"Refreshingly Original and Shamelessly Sexy"

Final installment of three short stories

The THIEF OF HEARTS has one more trick up his sleeve in the final "Dear Diary" entry of this erotic short story series. Kate struggles to comprehend his meaning when her "thief" announces that she isn’t real and their game is over. Desperate to find her dream lover, she decides to take matters into her own hands by easing her way into the local BDSM scene. If her mysterious intruder is real, then perhaps she will find him and convince him that she is real too.

By invitation, Kate visits a bondage club with a scene "regular." Nervous and excited, she scans the club looking for her thief, but by the end of the night she gives up hope of finding her dream lover. She has failed to find her "thief", though he has indeed found her and before the night is over she will find herself once again tied, teased, and completely at his mercy.

THIEF OF HEARTS: STOLEN concludes the darkly erotic series with a unique psychic twist. The "thief" uses astral projection to visit and pleasure his dream woman. His out of body ability results in explosive sexual fulfillment for both him and Kate. At the end of the game they are both left to wonder…what is real and what is illusion? At times this reader wondered as well, and although the ending felt a little rushed and awkward, I found this series to be refreshingly original and shamelessly sexy.

Reviewer’s note: This book contains elements that some readers may find objectionable: Explicit sexual content, capture, bondage, dubious consent, anal play, and forced seduction.

Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
December 2008

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Review: S.E.T.H.


S.E.T.H.
Jaden Sinclair
Midnight Showcase Fiction
November 30, 2008
ISBN: not assigned
E-book:
Price: $5.99
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
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S.E.T.H was designed for the military in the hopes that the computer program would become a super military power, he would be the ultimate in military high tech design. Only Seth was learning, he was designed to learn what is true, but he wasn't designed to learn emotions. Seth learned that all on his own. As Seth begins to develop emotions he finds that his strange attraction for Alyna Satara go much further than mere curiosity at this human woman, he finds he has fallen in love with Alyna. Soon, Seth will be free of the machine, free to take a body developed for him. He will then take the woman he knows is destined for him as well. The only problem? Getting her to understand the depth of the love that he feels for her is real. That, and keeping her alive once the military discovers that Seth does have one weakness. Alyna. The military is not about to let their property walk out the door to go live a normal life as a man with the woman he loves. No. They want their property back. At all costs. Even if it means using Seth's twin program against him.

Alyna Satara doesn't have much in life, but she has a life. She also has a friend, albeit a computer chat buddy, it's a friend none the less. Too bad she has no clue who he is in the real world. If she did, Alyna doubts he'd be interested in her, not in the way she is in him anyway. Determined to stay out of her grandmother's home for good, Alyna is working herself to the bone. Until one day she discovers that Seth, her chat buddy, has decided it is time for them to meet in real life. She never expects that Seth is not human, not until she sees the great lengths he will go to in order to escape the military, escape with her. Seth will do whatever is needed to keep Alyna safe, but most important, he will do whatever he needs to in order to keep Alyna. Period. Can a machine love? Once it does, is it possible to have a life? The couple may never find out if the military has anything to say about it, they will use anything they can get their hands on to control Seth, including Alyna.

I really enjoy military action books with a hint of the extraordinary added to the mix. S.E.T.H. won't disappoint you if you do too. It's a departure for Ms. Sinclair, but one that she is able to make. This will be a great new genre and series her. I will look forward to the next book in this series! Not only is S.E.T.H. action packed, it's got a hot love affair that will keep your heart pumping right along with the action.

Reviewed by Stephanie McGrath
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
December 2008

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