New Releases: October 2013 – Part Four

Halloween has come a few days early, Peeps! Just make sure that you get one of these treats in your hands:


Ann Aguire, Horde, Enclave Book 3, Hardcover, October 29, 2013

Cassandra Clare, The Shadowhunter’s Codex, Immortal Instruments, Hardcover, October 29, 2013

Charlaine Harris, After Dead, Sookie Stackhouse Coda, Hardcover, October 29, 2013

Christina Henry, Black Heart, Black Wings Book 6, Paperback, October 29, 2013

Donna Grant, Midnight’s Promise, Dark Warriors Book 8, Paperback, October 29, 2013

Julie Kagawa, The Iron Traitor, Iron Fey Book 6, Paperback, October 29, 2013

Keri Arthur, Kiss the Night Goodbye, Nikki & Michael Book 4, Paperback, October 29, 2013

Nalini Singh, Archangel‘s Legion, Guild Hunter Book 6, Paperback, October 29, 2013

Nancy Holzner, Hellhound, Deadtown Book 5, Paperback, October 29, 2013

Nora Roberts, Dark Witch, Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Book 1, Paperback, October 29, 2013

Donna Grant, Midnight's Promise, Dark Warriors Cassandra Clare, The Shadowhunter's Codex, Immortal InstrumentsCharlaine Harris, After Dead, Sookie Stackhouse CodaChristina Henry, Black Heart, Black Wings Nalini Singh, Archangel's Legion, Guild Hunter Julie Kagawa, The Iron Traitor, Iron Fey Nora Roberts, Dark Witch, Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy

October 29th, 2013  at 9:46 pm


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New Releases: March 2013 – Part Two

Last week was pretty quiet but today we have a few new releases to help us head into spring. Please join me in wishing the following authors a very Happy Release Day:


Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess, Infernal Devices Book 3, Hardcover, March 19, 2013

Alexandra Ivy, Levet, Guardians of Eternity Book 10, eBook, March 26, 2013

Carrie Vaughn, Kitty Rocks the House, Paperback, March 26, 2013

Dianne Sylvan, Of Shadow Born, Shadow World, Paperback, March 26, 2013

Heather Burch, Avenger, Halflings Book 3, Hardcover, March 26, 2013

Jeaniene Frost, Twice Tempted, Night Prince Book 2, Paperback, March 26, 2013

Jennifer Estep, Deadly Sting, Elemental Assassin Book 8, Paperback, March 26, 2013

JR Ward, Lover at Last, Black Dagger Brotherhood Book 11, Hardcover, March 26, 2013

Kerrelyn Sparks et al., Vampires Gone Wild, Paperback, March 26, 2013

Kristina Douglas, Rebel, The Fallen, Paperback, March 26, 2013

Rachel Vincent, With All My Soul, Soul Screamers, Paperback, March 26, 2013

Rosalie Lario, Mark of the Sylph, Demons of Infernum, Paperback, March 26, 2013

Shelly Laurenston, Wolf With Benefits, Pride Book 8, Paperback, March 26, 2013

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark-Hunters: Infinity, Vol 1, Manga, March 26, 2013


Jeaniene Frost, Twice Tempted, Night Prince Kristina Douglas, Rebel, The FallenSherrilyn Kenyon, Dark-Hunters: Infinity, Vol 1JR Ward, Lover at Last, Black Dagger Brotherhood Rosalie Lario, Mark of the Sylph, Demons of InfernumKerrelyn Sparks, Vampires Gone WildCarrie Vaughn, Kitty Rocks the House

March 26th, 2013 at 8:30 am

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Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Trailer

My daughter and I went to see WARM BODIES tonight and absolutely loved it – such a cute movie! During the previews they played the trailer for CITY OF BONES and now I can’t wait to see it when it comes out in August. The visuals look really good and the casting, well, can you say “eye candy”? Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aidan Turner, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers… Damn!




About The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

February 16th, 2013 at 12:22 am


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New Releases: January 2013 – Part Two

The year got off to a slow start where new releases are concerned but it’s picking up in the later half of the month. Thank goodness too – it’s freezing outside and that equals reading weather in my book!


Melissa De La Cruz, Blue Bloods, Blue Bloods Graphic Novel, Paperback, January 15, 2013

Melissa De La Cruz, Gates of Paradise, Blood Bloods, Hardcover, January 15, 2013

Brodi Ashton, Everbound, Everneath, Hardcover, January 22, 2013

Cynthia Hand, Boundless, Unearthly Book 3, Hardcover, January 22, 2013

Dana Marie Bell, The Hob, Gray Court Book 4, eBook, January 22, 2013

Kim Harrison, Ever After, Hollows Book 11, Hardcover, January 22, 2013

Maggie Shayne, Blood of the Sorceress, Portal Book 3, Paperback, January 22, 2013

Moira Rogers, Haunted Sanctuary, eBook, January 22, 2013

Victoria Schwab, The Archived, The Archived Book 1, Hardcover, January 22, 2013

Andrew Fukuda, The Prey, The Hunt Book 2, Hardcover, January 29, 2013

Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters and Downworlders, Mortal Instruments, Paperback, January 29, 2013

Cat Adams, The Eldritch Conspiracy, Paperback, January 29, 2013

Courtney Allison Moulton, Shadows in the Silence, Angelfire Book 3, Hardcover, January 29, 2013

Jodi Meadows, Asunder, Hardcover, January 29, 2013

Kendra Leigh Castle, Immortal Craving, Paperback, January 29, 2013

Kerry Schafer, Between, Paperback, January 29, 2013

Lexi George, Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, Paperback, January 29, 2013

Linda Robertson, Shattered Circle, Paperback, January 29, 2013

Nina Berry, Othermoon, Paperback, January 29, 2013

Paula Brackston, The Winter Witch, Hardcover, January 29, 2013

Yasmine Galenorn, Haunted Moon, Otherworld Book 13, Paperback, January 29, 2013


Jodi Meadows, AsunderKerry Schafer, BetweenKim Harrison, Ever After, HollowsCat Adams, The Eldritch ConspiracyLexi George, Demon Hunting in a Dive BarYasmine Galenorn, Haunted Moon, Otherworld Maggie Shayne, Blood of the Sorceress, Portal

January 23rd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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Books of Summer 2012 – Part 1

As I mentioned in a previous post, I got caught up in life these past few months (moving, returning to school full time, etc.) and Paranormal Bites suffered as a result. One of the things that got away from me was the weekly listing of new releases. I keep a perpetual spreadsheet but I neglected to actually post the releases so now I’m making up for it by posting all of the books that were scheduled for release this summer that I am aware of. I have not verified each release date as the list is extremely long but I believe that it is fairly accurate.

I know that May is technically still spring but it is where I left off on my regular posts so I’m starting there.


Alethea Kontis, Enchanted, Hardcover, May 8, 2012

Amy Plum, Until I Die, Hardcover, May 8, 2012

Andrew Fukuda, The Hunt, Hardcover, May 8, 2012

Carrie Jones, Endure, Need Book 4, Hardcover, May 8, 2012

Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls, Mortal Instruments Book 5, Hardcover, May 8, 2012

Jennifer Bosworth, Struck, Hardcover, May 8, 2012

Kathleen Peacock, Hemlock, Hardcover, May 8, 2012

Laurell K. Hamilton, Beauty, Anita Blake, eBook, May 8, 2012

Lisa Desrochers, Last Rite, Personal Demons Book 3, Paperback, May 8, 2012

Meg Cabot, Underworld, Abandon Book 2, Hardcover, May 8, 2012

Tara Hudson, Hereafter, Paperback, May 8, 2012

Kristen Painter, Forbidden Blood, House of Comarré, eBook, May 15, 2012

Kristina Wright ed., Lustfully Ever After, Paperback, May 15, 2012

Alyson Noel, Fated, Soul Seekers Book 1, Hardcover, May 22, 2012

Anna Banks, Of Poseidon, Hardcover, May 22, 2012

Cassie Alexander, Nightshifted, Paperback, May 22, 2012

Donna Grant, Midnight’s Master, Dark Warrior, Paperback, May 22, 2012

Jaye Wells, Blue-Blooded Vamp, Sabrina Kane Book 5, Paperback, May 22, 2012

Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Taken by Storm, Raised by Wolves, Hardcover, May 22, 2012

Larissa Ione, Lethal Rider, Lords of Deliverance Book 3, Paperback, May 22, 2012

Michelle Rowen, Dark Kiss, Nightwatchers Book 1, Paperback, May 22, 2012

Rachel Vincent, Shadow Bound, Unbound Book 2, Paperback, May 22, 2012

Amanda Ashley, His Dark Embrace, Paperback, May 29, 2012

Benedict Jacka, Cursed, Alex Verus Book 2, Paperback, May 29, 2012

JA London, Darkness Before Dawn, Darkness Before Dawn Triliogy Book 1, Paperback, May 29, 2012

Jennifer Estep, Dark Frost, Mythos Academy Book 3, Paperback, May 29, 2012

Jes Battis, Bleeding Out, OSI, Paperback, May 29, 2012

JK Beck, When Passion Lies, Shadow Keepers, Paperback, May 29, 2012

Josephine Angelini, Dreamless, Starcrossed, Hardcover, May 29, 2012

Kevin J. Anderson ed., Bloodlite III: Aftertaste, Paperback, May 29, 2012

Lisa Shearin, All Spell Breaks Loose, Raine Benares, Paperback, May 29, 2012

Nalini Singh, Tangle of Need, Psy-Changeling Book 11, Paperback, May 29, 2012

Pamela Palmer, A Blood Seduction, Vamp City, Paperback, May 29, 2012

Philippa Gregory, Changeling, Order of Darkness Book 1, Hardcover, May 29, 2012

Shayla Black, Embrace Me at Dawn, Paperback, May 29, 2012


September 27th, 2012 at 8:30 am

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Holly Black, Cassandra Clare News

David Levithan at Scholastic has acquired a five-book middle grade fantasy series by bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, which is the first full-length collaboration between the two bestselling authors.

In the series, 12-year-old Callum Hunt knows three rules by heart – Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. He’s about to break all the rules.

The first book, The Iron Trial, is scheduled for release in 2014. German film company Constantin Film has bought movie rights.


April 20th, 2012 at 11:27 am

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Film Adaptation News

With the success of the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises film studios are turning to young adult books more and more frequently in their search for Hollywood’s next blockbuster. The studios appear to be keeping a very close eye on paranormal and dystopian titles in particular.


Some of the paranormal titles currently being adapted for the big screen include:


Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Paige Harbison’s Here Lies Bridget

Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones

Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures

Lisa McMann’s Wake Continue Reading…

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December Titles You May Have Missed

December went by as a blur for me and quite a few new books came out – more than I could even keep track of at the time. Here is a list of titles that you may have missed also.


 Terry Spear, Dreaming of the Wolf, Heart of the WolfKim Harrison, Every Which Way But Dead, Rachel MorganLara Adrian, A Taste of Midnight, Midnight BreedLora Leigh, Lawe’s Justice, BreedsJayde Scott, Doomed, Ancient LegendsGena Showalter, Jill Monroe, Dating the Undead


Week of November 27th:

Alexandra Ivy, Beyond the Darkness, Guardians of Eternity Book 6, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Cynthia Eden, Angel of Darkness, The Fallen, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Dianne Duvall, Night Reigns, Immortal Guardians Book 2, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Kristen Painter, Bad Blood, House of Comarre Book 3, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Lynn LaFleur, Kate Douglas, Crystal Jordan, Nightshift, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Terry Spear, Dreaming of the Wolf, Heart of the Wolf, Paperback, December 1, 2011

J.R. Rain, Christmas Moon, Vampire for Hire, eBook, December 2, 2011

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New Releases: Week of April 3 2011

Spring is getting off to a fantastic start with another great week for new paranormal releases. Please join me in wishing the following authors and titles a very Happy Release Day:


Jackie Morse Kessler, Rage, Paperback, April 3 2011

Anah Crow, Dianne Fox, Tatterdemalion, Foundations of Magic, Paperback, April 5 2011

Ann Aguirre, Shady Lady, Corine Solomon, Paperback, April 5 2011

Annette Blair, Vampire Dragon, Works Like Magick, Paperback, April 5 2011

Anya Bast, Dark Enchantment, Dark Magick Book 3, Paperback, April 5 2011

Beverly Rae, I Married a Dragon, Para-mates, Paperback, April 5 2011

Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels, Mortal Instruments Book 4, Hardcover, April 5 2011

Cassie Ryan, The Demon and the Succubus, Sisters of Darkness, Paperback, April 5 2011

DB Reynolds, Sophia, Vampires in America Book 4, Paperback, April 5 2011

Deidre Knight, Red Mortal, Gods of Midnight, Paperback, April 5 2011

Devon Monk, Magic on the Hunt, Allie Beckstrom Book 6, Paperback, April 5 2011

Erin Quinn, Haunting Desire, Haunting, Paperback, April 5 2011

Holly Black, Red Glove, Curse Workers Book 2, Hardcover, April 5 2011

Jessa Slade, Vowed in Shadows, Marked Souls, Paperback, April 5 2011

Jim Butcher, Ghost Story, Dresden Files Book 13, Hardcover, April 5 2011

Kelley Armstrong, The Gathering, Darkness Rising Book 1, Hardcover, April 5 2011

Kylie Brant, Deadly Dreams, Mindhunters, Paperback, April 5 2011

Laura Wright, Eternal Kiss, Mark of the Vampire Book 2, Paperback, April 5 2011

Lora Leigh, Navarro’s Promise, Breeds, Paperback, April 5 2011

Marie Treanor, Blood Sin, Awakened by Blood, Paperback, April 5 2011

Sunny, Mona Lisa Eclipsing, Paperback, April 5 2011

Tarra Blaize, Victoria Davies, Madelyn Ford, Angels & Demons, Paperback, April 5 2011


Anya Bast, Dark Enchantment, Dark Magick Deidre Knight, Red Mortal, Gods of MidnightKelley Armstrong, The Gathering, Darkness Rising Cassie Ryan, The Demon and the Succubus, Sisters of DarknessLaura Wright, Eternal Kiss, Mark of the Vampire Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels, Mortal Instruments Lora Leigh, Navarro's Promise, Breeds

April 5th, 2011  at 10:39 am

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Release Party with Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

via Mysterious Galaxy

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #302, San Diego, CA 92111

April 4th 2011 10:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the Midnight Book Launch Party for Cassandra Clare and Holly Black on Monday, April 4. Please note that in the spirit of the party, pajamas are optional, and there will be a prize for the cutest nightwear, as well as for some thematic trivia games.

Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels is the fourth in her Mortal Instruments series, and promises “Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge.” Readers should note that in addition to tying into that series, characters from Clockwork Angel, the first novel in the Infernal Devices trilogy, make an appearance.

Holly Black’s Red Glove finds Cassel Sharpe still coming to terms with both his criminal family heritage and his ability to work curses of transformation on people and objects – an ability that makes him desirable to powerful agents on both sides of the law.

While Mysterious Galaxy’s party will begin at 10:00 PM on Monday, April 4, please note that Holly and Cassandra’s new books will be strictly held until their on-sale date of Tuesday, April 5, starting at 12:01 AM. Arrangements can be made for those who can’t stay past Midnight. See below for how to RSVP to be eligible for awesome prizes.

If you want to attend please RSVP:

Please let S&S know that you’re going (just include your name. And the names of anyone coming with you so they can make a list of names). You don’t need to RSVP in order to attend; you can just show up. HOWEVER, if you do RSVP, you get entered in a drawing to win a prize: two limited-edition short stories – one by Cassandra, one by Holly, signed; the letter from Jace to Clary, signed; a piece of jewelry expressly designed by Hebelmet for City of Fallen Angels, a hand-designed stele and other goodies, all in a gangster-style briefcase that can be handcuffed to your wrist for maximum security.

PLEASE don’t RSVP unless you’re attending. You have to actually *be present at the event* to win the prize. They will have two names of winners and a list of backup names and just keep going down the list until we get to someone who is actually present to win the prize. You can’t win if you don’t show up, so be nice and don’t RSVP unless you’re actually going to be there!

Holly Black, Red Glove Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

March 29th, 2011  at 9:00 pm


2011 RITA Award Finalists Announced

The Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for the 2011 RITA awards today. The RITAs honor the best romance fiction published in 2010. More than 1,100 novels and novellas were judged in 12 categories. The finalists/categories that are most likely to appeal to PB readers appear below. For a complete list of nominees please visit the RWA site.

Best First Book
Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard
Firestorm by Kelly Ann Riley
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner
The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer
Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts
When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer

Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure
The Baby’s Guardian by Delores Fossen
Case File: Canyon Creek, Wyoming by Paula Graves
To Catch a Killer by Kimberly Van Meter
A Cop in Her Stocking by Ann Voss Peterson
Meltdown by Gail Barrett
The Moon That Night by Helen Brenna
Perfect Partners? by C.J. Carmichael
Renegade Angel by Kendra Leigh Castle

Novel With Strong Romantic Elements
Blood Vines by Erica Spindler
The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn
Killbox by Ann Aguirre
On Folly Beach by Karen White
The Search by Nora Roberts
Stormwalker by Allyson James
Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts
Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas

Paranormal Romance
Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard
A Highlander’s Homecoming by Melissa Mayhue
Immortal Sea by Virginia Kantra
Marked by the Moon by Lori Handeland
Rebel by Zoe Archer
Sins of the Heart by Eve Silver
Unchained: the Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood
Water Bound by Christine Feehan

Romance Novella
“Blame It on the Blizard” by Jennifer Greene in Baby, It’s Cold
“A Dundee Christmas” by Brenda Novak in That Christmas Feeling
“Friendly Fire” by Jill Shalvis in Born on the 4th of July
“Love Me to Death” by Maggie Shayne in Heart of Darkness
“Mistletoe Magic” by Sandra Hyatt in Under the Millionaire’s Mistletoe
“Mountain Rose” by Cheryl St. John in To Be a Mother
“Shifting Sea” by Virginia Kantra in Burning Up
“The Wrong Brother” by Maureen Child in Under the Millionaire’s Mistletoe

Young Adult Romance
Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
The Clearing by Heather Davis
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells


Renegade Angel, Kendra Leigh Castle Stormwalker, Allyson James The Dead Travel Fast, Deanna Raybourn Water Bound, Christine Feehan Immortal Sea, Virginia Kantra

Love Me to Death, Maggie Shayne, Heart of Darkness The Iron King, Julie Kagawa Enemy Within, Marcella Burnard Marked by the Moon, Lori Handeland Shifting Sea, Virginia Kantra, Burning Up

Rebel, Zoe Archer Sins of the Heart, Eve Silver Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare Unchained, the Dark Forgotten, Sharon Ashwood A Highlander's Homecoming, Melissa Mayhue


March 25th, 2011  at 6:20 pm

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Teen Choice Book of the Year

Children’s Book Week is May 2-8, with the Children’s Choice Book Awards being held during the annual launch gala in New York City on May 2nd. Voting is currently under way and extends through April 29. Kids and teens can cast their votes for their favourite books, author and illustrator at bookstores, schools, libraries and online at

Awards will be given in six categories, of which the Teen Choice Book of the Year and the Author of the Year may be of particular interest to ParanormalBites readers. The finalists in these two categories, as determined by more than 16,000 children and teens, are:


Teen Choice Book of the Year
Burned (House of Night, Book 7) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Fang (A Maximum Ride Novel) by James Patterson
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) by Suzanne Collins
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5) by Richelle Mead
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Author of the Year
Cassandra Clare for Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)
Suzanne Collins for Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Stephenie Meyer for The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1)


Congratulations to all of the finalists!


Previous winners in these two categories include:


Teen Choice Book of the Year – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Author of the Year – James Patterson for Max (A Maximum Ride Novel)


Teen Choice Book of the Year – Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Author of the Year – Stephenie Meyer for Breaking Dawn


Author of the Year – JK Rowling for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Children's Choice Book Awards

Cast Your Vote!

March 16th, 2011  at 12:13 pm

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