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New Releases: April 2014 – Part Two

It’s a quiet week in booklandia, Peeps, but here are a few titles that hit the shelves today:


A.C. Arthur, Mine to Claim, Shadow Shifters Book 1, eBook, April 8, 2014

Darren Shan, Mission, Zom-B Book 7, Hardcover, April 8, 2014

Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters, Daughter of Smoke & Bone Book 3, Hardcover, April 8, 2014

R.E. Butler, The Alpha’s Heart, Wilde Creek Book 2, eBook, April 10, 2014


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New Releases: April 2014 – Part One

Last week was a bit hectic for me (okay, I was reading J.R. Ward’s The King, quickly followed by Gena Showater’s Burning Dawn. I’m not gonna lie, lol) and I missed posting the week’s releases so here are the books that came out last week:


Charlaine Harris et al., Games Creatures Play, Hardcover, April 1, 2014

Cynthia Garner, Vampire’s Hunger, Awakening, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Dana Marie Bell, Hecate’s Own, Heart’s Desire Book 2, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Heather Graham, The Awakening, Alliance Vampires, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Jennifer Ashley, Wild Wolf, Shifters Unbound Book 6, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Keri Arthur, Circle of Desire, Damask Circle Book 3, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Kimberly Frost, Magical Misfire, Southern Witch, eBook, April 1, 2014

J.R. Ward, The King, Black Dagger Brotherhood Book 12, Hardcover, April 1, 2014

Kait Ballenger, Immortal Hunter, Execution Underground Book 3, eBook, April 1, 2014

Kathryne Kennedy, Enchanting the Beast, Relics of Merlin, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Robin D. Owens, Ghost Seer, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Illusion, Chronicles of Nick Book 5, Hardcover, April 1, 2014

Virna DePaul, Turned, Belladonna Agency, Paperback, April 1, 2014



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New Releases: March 2014 – Part Two

I know that it feels like it’s been awhile since I posted a New Release list, Peeps, but some months are like that. The middle of March was so quiet that I waited until now to combine the posts into one worth reading. Here are the titles that you may have missed this month:


Patricia Briggs, Night Broken, Mercy Thompson Book 8, Hardcover, March 11, 2014

Lynn Red, Bearing it All, Jamesburg Shifters Book 2, eBook, March 17, 2014

Jennifer Ashley, Feral Heat, Shifters Unbound, eBook, March 18, 2014

Dianne Sylvan, Shadowbound, Shadow World Book 6, Paperback, March 25, 2014

Heather Graham, Waking the Dead, Hardcover, March 25, 2014

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Vampires Need Not Apply, Accidentally Yours Book 4, Paperback, March 25, 2014

Nora Roberts, Shadow Spell, The Cousins O’Dwyer Book 2, Paperback, March 25, 2014

Paula Brackston, The Midnight Witch, Hardcover, March 25, 2014

Shelly Laurenston, Bite Me, Pride Book 9, Paperback, March 25, 2014



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2014 RITA Award Finalists for Best Paranormal Romance

The Romance Writers of America have announced the 2014 RITA award finalists. Congratulations to the following authors for being nominated for Best Paranormal Romance:




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Jeaniene Frost’s 2014 RT Convention Schedule

So many of my favourite authors will be at RT Con this year, including the fabulous Jeaniene Frost. Here is her schedule.


Tuesday, May 13: 8:15pm to 10:00pmNever Have I Ever…New Adult Pajama PartyCollege settings are hotter than ever right now and whether you’re going back or forward in time, or to a completely different reality, tonight everyone will be living it up on campus. Come sporting your college team T-shirt and some comfy pajama pants. Share a table with your favorite NA author, play college-themed games, eat your way to the “freshman 15″ with our junk-food feast, and win prizes. All participants receive a goody bag and much more. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Gallery 4

Wednesday, May 14: 1:15pm to 2:15pm: PARANORMAL: Strange Worlds, Strong WillsA place filled with vampires, shapeshifters, demons and magic is exciting, but are the characters living in there up for challenge? Join bestselling authors as they discuss how to craft characters – human or otherwise – that are ready, willing and able to take on the fantastic worlds they live in. Moderator: Jeaniene FrostPanelist(s): Ilona Andrews (aka Ilona and Gordon Andrews) Charlaine Harris Marjorie M. Liu. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2

Wednesday, May 14: 3:45pm to 4:45pmFantasy LoversWhat makes urban fantasy and paranormal romance characters so enticing? Why do our dragons and vampires and weres have so much sex appeal for our readers? Join urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors in exploring the realm of supernatural lovers and otherworldly passion. Host(s): Lara Adrian Alyssa Day (Lucy Connors) Jeaniene Frost Yasmine Galenorn Chloe Neill . Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 9

Thursday, May 15: 11:15am to 12:15pm:  PARANORMAL: HEA The Paranormal WayBoy Meets Girl has transformed into Creature Meets Girl. Or Boy Meets Creature. From that first look all the way to the final kiss, supernatural couples are lighting up the page. Acclaimed authors discuss the challenges – and perks – of getting to that Happily Ever After when relationships navigate fangs, fur, angel wings or dirigibles along the way. Moderator: Jeaniene Frost Panelists: Meljean Brook Kresley Cole Nalini Singh. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2

Thursday, May 15: 4:00pm to 5:00pm: NA: What’s Next in New Adult? Is NA more than just angst romance? What’s next in New Adult? Romantic suspense? Thriller? Paranormal? Dystopian? Find out by agents, editors, and authors who are branching out in New Adult. Moderator: Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn)Panelist(s): Amanda Bergeron (Harper Collins, Editor) Jeaniene Frost Angela James (Carina Press, Editorial Director) Kevan Lyon (Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, Agent) Tessa Woodward (Avon Books/HarperCollins, Editor)Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2

Friday, May 16: 6:00pm to 7:45pm:  Avon’s Krewe of MusesFree food, free drinks and free signed books, all hosted by Avon.  Location: 3rd Floor Room: Acadia

Saturday, May 17: 10:45 – 2:00pm: Giant Book Fair. Open to the public.

Saturday, May 17: 6:15 – 8:00pm: FAN-tastic Day Party. Meet a revolving door of hundreds of authors as they make appearances every 30 minutes in this high-energy event. Be one of the first 500 attendees and you’ll receive a goody bag filled with free books and promotional items.


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Laura Wright News

Author Laura Wright sent out her latest newsletter the other day and I’ve gotta say that she’s one busy lady! First Laura teams up with Alexandra Ivy with two back-to-back Bayou Heat books releasing this spring – Lian/Roch (April), and Hakan/Severin (May).

Shameless is another upcoming paranormal and it will be part of a new series called Masters of Seduction. Other participating authors include Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, and Alexandra Ivy. The boxed collection features Incubus alphas and it will be in stores this summer. * * Click the link below to Pre-order for just 99 cents! Save $4 on the collection when you order now! * *



This will be followed by Eternal Storm, the next Mark of the Vampire book, sometime later this year.

In addition to these paranormals, Laura also has a new Western series, The Cavanaugh Brothers, debuting in June (with the second book releasing in October), another Western titled Sinful in Spurs coming out as part of the Sinful Seconds group series. She is also working on Rebel Ink, the latest installment in her Wicked Ink Chronicles. Whew! That’s a whole lot to cram into one year and knowing Laura, I wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprised to see her add on to this as the year progresses.


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New Releases: March 2014 – Part One

It looks as though March is going to follow in February’s footsteps as far as new paranormal releases are concerned. Both months start and end fairly strong, but the middle weeks are just that – weak. Oh well, at least we have a good selection to chose from this week to carry us though the slower parts of the month.

Happy Release Day to the following authors:


Anne Bishop, A Murder of Crows, The Others Book 2, Hardcover, March 4, 2014

Ashlyn Chase, Kissing With Fangs, Paperback, March 4, 2014

Bianca D’Arc, Keeper of the Flame, Dragon Knights, Paperback, March 4, 2014

J.D. Tyler, Cole’s Redemption, Alpha Pack Book 5, Paperback, March 4, 2014

Kimberly Frost, Halfway Hexed, Southern Witch, Paperback, March 4, 2014

Kira Brady, Hearts of Chaos, Deadglass, Paperback, March 4, 2014

Mary Behre, Spirited, Tidewater Trilogy Book 1, Paperback, March 4, 2014

Sarah McCarty, Reaper’s Vow, Shadow Reapers Book 2, Paperback, March 4, 2014

Seanan McGuire, Half-Off Ragnarok, InCryptid Book 3, Paperback, March 4, 2014

Shannon K. Butcher, Willing Sacrifice, Sentinel Wars Book 8, Paperback, March 4, 2014

Terry Spear, Silence of the Wolf, Heart of the Wolf, Paperback, March 4, 2014

Vicki Lewis Thompson, Werewolf in Las Vegas, Wild About You Book 6, Paperback, March 4, 2014


Anne Bishop, A Murder of Crows, The Others Shannon K. Butcher, Willing Sacrifice, Sentinel WarsSeanan McGuire, Half-Off Ragnarok, InCryptid Bianca D'Arc, Keeper of the Flame, Dragon KnightsSarah McCarty, Reaper's Vow, Shadow Reapers Terry Spear, Silence of the Wolf, Heart of the WolfJ.D. Tyler, Cole's Redemption, Alpha Pack

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New Releases: February 2014 – Part Two

The middle two weeks of February were so quiet where new paranormal releases were concerned that it wasn’t even worth making individual posts. Thankfully things have picked up a little as we near the end of the month however. Here are the titles to look for at the bookstore:


Dana Marie Bell, Bear Naked, Halle Shifters Book 3, eBook, February 11, 2014

Lynsay Sands, Vampire Most Wanted, Argeneau Vampires Book 20, Paperback, February 18, 2014

Dixie Lyle, A Taste Fur Murder, Paperback, February 18, 2014

Jaime Rush, Angel Seduced, The Hidden Book 3, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Keri Arthur, Circle of Death, Damask Circle Book 2, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Kim Harrison, The Undead Pool, Hollows Book 12, Hardcover, February 25, 2014

Leigh Evans, The Problem With Promises, MystWalker Book 3, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Marjorie M. Liu, Labyrinth of Stars, Hunter Kiss Book 5, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Sun God Seeks Surrogate, Accidentally Yours Book 3, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Nalini Singh, Whisper of Sin, Psy-Changeling, e-Book, February 25, 2014


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Marjorie M. Liu, Kim Harrison, Darynda Jones – News Briefs

I’ve been posting a few news tidbits on the Paranormal Bites Facebook page lately and I thought that I’d do a brief wrap-up here as well…


Marjorie M. LiuLabyrinth of Stars, the fifth book in the Hunter Kiss series, releases on February 25th. We will be posting a review and hosting a giveaway to celebrate the release.

Kim HarrisonThe Undead Pool, the 12th book in the Hollows series, also releases on February 25th. Stay tuned for the review, coming soon. In the meanwhile, enjoy a free Hollows short story, “Trouble on Reserve

Darynda JonesSeventh Grave and No Body, the upcoming Charley Davidson book, will be released in October so we’re getting TWO Charley & Reyes books this year! Darynda has also updated her website and invites everyone to stop by and see her “new digs”.



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New Releases: February 2014 – Part One

Winter isn’t over yet, Peeps, so you better stock up on books this week since there are very few new releases coming up over the next couple of weeks. Look for the following titles to hit the bookstore shelves tomorrow:


Saranna DeWylde, Claimed by the Wolf, eBook, February 1, 2014

Amanda Ashley, Night’s Promise, Children of the Night, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Bianca D’Arc, Dragon Storm, Dragon Knights, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Chloe Neill, Wild Things, Chicagoland Vampires Book 9, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Doranna Durgin, Lynx Destiny, Sentinels, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Jacquelyn Frank, Hunter, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Katie Reus, Avenger’s Heat, Moon Shifter Book 4, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Lauren Dane, Unconditional, Cascadia Wolves, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Lora Leigh, Rule Breaker, Breeds Book 29, Hardcover, February 4, 2014

Patricia Rice, Magic Man, Paperback, February 4, 2014

P.G. Forte, Now Comes the Night, Children of the Night Book 3, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Thea Harrison, Falling Light, Game of Shadows, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Theresa Meyers, One Night With the Shifter, Harlequin Nocturne, Paperback, February 4, 2014


Thea Harrison, Falling Light, Game of ShadowsBianca D'Arc, Dragon Storm, Dragon KnightsSaranna DeWylde, Claimed by the WolfP.G. Forte, Now Comes the Night, Children of the Night Jacquelyn Frank, HunterKatie Reus, Avenger's Heat, Moon Shifter Chloe Neill, Wild Things, Chicagoland Vampires

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New Releases: January 2014 – Part Two

It’s the last day of the month so I better take a moment to mention the new paranormal releases that came out over the past couple of weeks. The following titles are in bookstores now:


Marissa Dobson, Trusting a Tiger, Alaskan Tigers, Paperback, January 12, 2014

Jenna Black, Watchers in the Night, Guardians of the Night Book 1, Paperback, January 14, 2014

Jaye Wells, Dirty Magic, Prospero’s War, Paperback, January 21, 2014

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Bites, Dark-Hunter, Hardcover, January 21, 2014

Cynthia Eden, Burn for Me, Phoenix Fire, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Jaime Rush, Magic Possessed, Hidden Book 2, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Jeaniene Frost, Up From the Grave, Night Huntress Book 7, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Kate Douglas, Dark Moon, Spirit Wild Book 2, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Keri Arthur, Circle of Fire, Damask Circle Book 1, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Pamela Palmer, Wulfe Untamed, Feral Warriors, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Yasmine Galenorn, Crimson Veil, Sisters of the Moon Book 15, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Bites, Dark-HunterJaye Wells, Dirty Magic, Prospero's WarKeri Arthur, Circle of Fire, Damask Circle Cynthia Eden, Burn for Me, Phoenix FirePamela Palmer, Wulfe Untamed, Feral WarriorsJeaniene Frost, Up From the Grave, Night Huntress Yasmine Galenorn, Crimson Veil, Sisters of the Moon

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Favourite Covers of 2013

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Rise of the Gryphon, BeladorGena Showalter, The Darkest Craving, Lords of the UnderworldLara Adrian, A Touch of Midnight, Midnight BreedSherrilyn Kenyon, Cloak & Silence, The LeagueLaurell K. Hamilton, Affliction, Anita Blake Vampire HunterJenn Bennett, Binding the Shadows, Arcadia Bell


Peeps, as you know I try to keep track of all of the paranormal books that come out and I post the New Releases on a fairly regular basis. I rely on Facebook and Twitter for much of this information, as well as various author newsletters, but most of it comes from trolling the Barnes & Noble site and their “Customers Who Bought This Also Bought” feature, as well as their New Releases page. And yes, I do check out Amazon on occasion as well. What this translates into is a phenomenal amount of time spent looking at book covers and researching more books than I’ll ever have the time to read.

Research purposes aside, it is very true that readers have a tendency to judge books by their covers and I myself have picked up more than one book/author just because I loved the cover art. Here is a list of my favourite paranormal covers of 2013.


J.R. Ward, Lover at Last, Black Dagger BrotherhoodPatricia Briggs, Frost Burned, Mercy ThompsonLara Adrian, Edge of Dawn, Midnight BreedChloe Neill, House Rules, Chicagoland VampiresKim Harrison, Ever After, Hollows


Favourite Paranormal Covers of 2013

(Listed by reverse release date)


Keri Arthur, Darkness Splintered, Dark Angels, Paperback, November 5, 2013

Nalini Singh, Archangel‘s Legion, Guild Hunter, Paperback, October 29, 2013

J.R. Ward, Possession, Fallen Angels, Hardcover, October 1, 2013 – Cover by Anthony Ramondo

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx, Dark-Hunter, Hardcover, September 3, 2013 – Cover by Ervin Serrano

Kelley Armstrong, Omens, Cainsville, Hardcover, August 20, 2013 – Cover by Anthony Ramondo

Chloe Neil, Biting Bad, Chicagoland Vampires, Paperback, August 6, 2013

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Rise of the Gryphon, Belador, Paperback, July 30, 2013

Gena Showalter, The Darkest Craving, Lords of the Underworld, Paperback, July 30, 2013

Lara Adrian, A Touch of Midnight, Midnight Breed, Paperback, July 14, 2013

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cloak & Silence, The League, eBook, July 10, 2013

Laurell K. Hamilton, Affliction, Anita Blake, Hardcover, July 2, 2013 – Cover by Judith Lagerman

Jenn Bennett, Binding the Shadows, Arcadia Bell, Paperback, May 28, 2013

JR Ward, Lover at Last, Black Dagger Brotherhood, Hardcover, March 26, 2013 - Cover by Anthony Ramondo

Patricia Briggs, Frost Burned, Mercy Thompson, Hardcover, March 5, 2013

Lara Adrian, Edge of Dawn, Midnight Breed, Hardcover, February 26, 2013

Chloe Neill, House Rules, Chicagoland Vampires, Paperback, February 5, 2013

Kim Harrison, Ever After, Hollows, Hardcover, January 22, 2013 – Cover by Larry Rostant


Keri Arthur, Darkness Splintered, Dark AngelsNalini Singh, Archangel's Legion, Guild HunterJ.R. Ward, Possession, Fallen AngelsSherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx, Dark-HunterKelley Armstrong, Omens, CainsvilleChloe Neil, Biting Bad, Chicagoland Vampires


The covers that I was drawn to at the beginning of the year tend to be a bit stark, with lots of white, black, and red being featured. I don’t know if this is a subconscious reflection of how I tend to feel during the winter months or just where I was emotionally at the time. As the year progressed though I was really drawn to golds, purples, and dark blues. And wings, apparently, but that’s no surprise as I love pretty much all winged creatures (and have the tattoos to prove it).

Over all though, I’d say my Top 3 choices are the covers for J.R. Ward’s Possession (those eyes!),  Kelley Armstrong’s Omens (scenery is a refreshing change from people and we need more green on covers) , and J.R. Ward’s Lover at Last (again, Qhuinn’s eyes!) – and just by coincidence, all three covers happen to be designed by Anthony Ramondo. Fourth place would go to Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Cloak & Silence (it’s stock photography and has been used on more than one cover this year but I love that man).

I wish that I could acknowledge all of the cover artists personally but unfortunately so few of them are publicly credited and I either don’t have the book in question or I simply can’t find their names. If you know the cover artists of the books on his list please share so that I can give them their due credit!


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