New Releases: July 2014 – Part Two

New paranormal releases were pretty scarce during the second half of the month. There were a few however. Here are the titles that you may have missed:

 

Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life, All Souls Book 3, Hardcover, July 15, 2014
Jennifer Estep, Poison Promise, Elemental Assassin, Paperback, July 22, 2014
A.C. Arthur, Shifters Claim, Shadow Shifters Book 4, Paperback, July 29, 2014
Ilona Andrews, Magic Breaks, Kate Daniels Book 7, Hardcover, July 29, 2014
P.C. Cast. Kristen Cast, Kalona’s Fall, House of Night Book 4, Hardcover, July 29, 2014
Richelle Mead, Silver Shadows, Bloodlines Book 5, Hardcover, July 29, 2014

 

Jennifer Estep, Poison Promise, Elemental AssassinIlona Andrews, Magic Breaks, Kate Daniels P.C. Cast. Kristen Cast, Kalona's Fall, House of Night A.C. Arthur, Shifters Claim, Shadow Shifters Richelle Mead, Silver Shadows, Bloodlines Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life, All Souls

July 31st, 2014 at 12:22 am

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New Releases: February 2013 – Part Two

Yesterday was a great day for new releases as a number of authors had books come out, including a few of my favourites – Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, Jeaniene Frost, Michelle Rowen, and Lynsay Sands.

The following titles round out the calendar this month:

 

Donna Grant, Prince of Desire, Royal Chronicles Book 1, eBook, February 18, 2013

PC Cast, Kristin Cast, Neferet’s Curse, House of Night Book 3, Hardcover, February 19, 2013

Donna Grant, Prince of Seduction, Royal Chronicles Book 2, eBook, February 21, 2013

Amber Benson, The Golden Age of Death, Calliope Reaper-Jones Book 5, Paperback, February 26, 2013

Angie Fox, Immortally Embraced, Paperback, February 26, 2013

CE Murphy, Mountain Echoes, Walker Papers Book 8, Paperback, February 26, 2013

Christina Henry, Black City, Black Wings Book 5, Paperback, February 26, 2013

Clifford Beal, Gideon’s Angel, Paperback, February 26, 2013

Cynthia Garner, Heart of the Demon, Warriors of the Rift Book 3, Paperback, February 26, 2013

Eileen Randal, Dead Letter Day, Messenger Novel, Paperback, February 26, 2013

Gena Showalter, Beauty Awakened, Angels of the Dark, Paperback, February 26, 2013

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

Jeff Somers, Trickster, Ustari Cycle, Paperback, February 26, 2013

Kristen Callihan, Winterblaze, Paperback, February 26, 2013

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

Lynsay Sands, Immortal Ever After, Argeneau Vampires Book 18, Paperback, February 26, 2013

Michelle Rowen, Wicked Kiss, Nightwatchers Book 2, Paperback, February 26, 2013

Saranna DeWylde, How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days, Paperback, February 26, 2013

 

Gena Showalter, Beauty Awakened, Angels of the DarkChristina Henry, Black City, Black Wings Michelle Rowen, Wicked Kiss, Nightwatchers Lara Adrian, Edge of Dawn, Midnight BreedCynthia Garner, Heart of the Demon, Warriors of the Rift Jeaniene Frost, Twice Tempted, Night Prince Lynsay Sands, Immortal Ever After, Argeneau Vampires

February 27th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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New Releases: Week of January 29, 2012

We’ve officially entered into February, Peeps, and you know what that means… Love is in the air! Our favourite authors and publishers love us so much that they’ve given us no fewer than 22 new titles this week.

Please join me in wishing the following authors a very Happy Release Week:

 

Alex Flinn, Cloaked, eBook, January 31, 2012

Christine Feehan, Lair of the Lion, Paperback, January 31, 2012

Courtney Allison Moulton, Wings of the Wicked, Angelfire Book 2, Hardcover, January 31, 2012

Cynthia Garner, Kiss of the Vampire, Warriors of the Rift, Paperback, January 31, 2012

Donna Grant, Darkest Highlander, Dark Sword Book 6, Paperback, January 31, 2012

Darynda Jones, Third Grave Dead Ahead, Charley Davidson Book 3, Hardcover, January 31, 2012 Continue Reading…

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New Releases: Week of October 23, 2011

There were plenty of cases of new books to unpack at the book store this morning, with more than 20 paranormals among them. Please join me in wishing the following authors and titles a very Happy Release Day:

 

 

Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, The Night Eternal, Strain Trilogy Book 3, Hardcover, October 25, 2011

Jaclyn Dolamore, Between the Sea and Sky, Hardcover, October 25, 2011

Jacquelyn Frank, Adam, Nightwalkers Book 6, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Jaymie Holland, Claimed by Pleasure, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Jessica Andersen, Lord of the Wolfyn, Royal House of Shadows Book 3, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Jessica Simms, Beauty Dates the Beast, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Julie Kagawa, The Iron Knight, Iron Fey Book 4, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Kathy Love, Devilishly Hot, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Kelly Meding, Trance, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Keri Arthur, Darkness Rising, Dark Angels Book 2, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Kim Harrison, The Hallows Insider, Rachel Morgan, Hardcover, October 25, 2011

LJ Smith, Phantom, The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Book 1, Hardcover, October 25, 2011

Lynsay Sands, Jeaniene Frost, The Bite Before Christmas, Hardcover, October 25, 2011

Marcus Pelegrimas, Extinction Agenda, Skinners, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Maryrose Wood, Nightshade, Poison Diaries Book 2, Hardcover, October 25, 2011

Pamela Palmer, Ecstasy Untamed, Feral Warrior, Paperback, October 25, 2011

PC Cast, Kristin Cast, Destined, House of Night Book 9, Hardcover, October 25, 2011

Sandy Williams, The Shadow Reader, Paperback, October 25, 2011

Tamora Pierce, Mastiff, Beka Copper Book 3, Hardcover, October 25, 2011

N. K. Jemisin, The Kingdom of Gods, Paperback, October 27, 2011

Caitlin Kittredge, The Curse of Four, Hardcover, October 28, 2011

 

Jacquelyn Frank, Adam, Nightwalkers Keri Arthur, Darkness Rising, Dark Angels Jaclyn Dolamore, Between the Sea and SkyKelly Meding, TranceN. K. Jemisin, The Kingdom of GodsSandy Williams, The Shadow ReaderJessica Andersen, Lord of the Wolfyn, Royal House of Shadows

October 25th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

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New Releases: Week of July 10, 2011

It’s a little late in the week, I know, but I haven’t forgotten to post this week’s new releases. I’ve had a busy couple of days but now I’m back on track. Please join me in wishing the following authors and titles a very Happy Release Week:

 

George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons, A Song of Ice and Fire Book 5, Hardcover, July 12, 2011

Glen Duncan, The Last Werewolf, Hardcover, July 12, 2011

Isabella Kruger, Closer, A Discover of Vampires Book 2, Paperback, July 12, 2011

Kailin Gow, Silver, Wicked Woods Book 3, Paperback, July 12, 2011

Maggie Stiefvater, Forever, Wolves of Mercy Falls Book 3, Hardcover, July 12, 2011

P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Dragon’s Oath, House of Night, Hardcover, July 12, 2011

Rosemary Clement-Moore, Texas Gothic, Hardcover, July 12, 2011

Tricia Rayburn, Undercurrent, Siren, Hardcover, July 12, 2011

 

George R.R. Martin, A Dance With DragonsMaggie Stiefvater, Forever, Wolves of Mercy Falls P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Dragon's Oath, House of NightGlen Duncan, The Last WerewolfRosemary Clement-Moore, Texas GothicTricia Rayburn, Undercurrent, Siren

 

July 14th, 2011 at 9:20 am

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New Releases: Week of June 5, 2011

If the number of new paranormal releases is any indication, June is starting off with a bang! My “To Be Read” pile just grew another foot, I swear. Not that it’s a bad thing by any means, but it can be difficult to keep on top of it at times. Please join me in wishing the following authors and titles a very Happy Release Day:

 

Lauren Dane, Goddess With a Blade, eBook, June 6, 2011

Allyson James, Shadow Walker, Stormwalker Book 3, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Alyson Noel, Everlasting, The Immortals Book 6, Hardcover, June 7, 2011

Alyssa Day, Vampire in Atlantis, Warriors of Poseidon, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Anya Bast, Jaded, Court of Edaeii Book 2, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Charlaine Harris, Gravesight, Part 1, Vol. 1, Graphic Novel, June 7, 2011

Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Quest, Tiger’s Curse Book 2 , Hardcover, June 7, 2011

Elle Jasper, Everdark, Dark Ink Chronicles Book 2, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Ellen Connor, Nightfall, Dark Age Dawning Book 1, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, Jeannne C. Stein, Hexed, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Juliet Blackwell, Hexes and Hemlines, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Karen Chance, Hunt the Moon, Cassie Palmer, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Kevin Hearne, Hexed, Iron Druid Chronicles Book 2, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Laurell K. Hamilton, Hit List, Anita Blake Book 20, Hardcover, June 7, 2011

PC Cast ed., Nyx in the House of Night, House of Night, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Rachel Caine, Kerrie Hughes et al, Chicks Kick Butt, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Sharon Ashwood, Frostbound, The Dark Forgotten Book 4, Paperback, June 7, 2011

Virginia Kantra, Forgotten Sea, Children of the Sea Book 5, Paperback, June 7, 2011

 

Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, Jeannne C. Stein, HexedAlyson Noel, Everlasting, The Immortals Anya Bast, Jaded, Court of Edaeii Laurell K. Hamilton, Hit List, Anita Blake Colleen Houck, Tiger's Quest, Tiger's Curse Elle Jasper, Everdark, Dark Ink Chronicles Allyson James, Shadow Walker, Stormwalker


June 7th, 2011  at 11:06 am

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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 www.BookWeekOnline.com.

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:

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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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New Releases: Week of January 4, 2011

The first week of 2011 is a decent one for new paranormal releases – great news for those of us with giftcards from our favourite bookstores to use.  Happy belated Release Day to the following authors and titles:

Allie Mackay, Must Love Kilts, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Angela Knight, Master of Smoke, Mageverse, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Anna J. Evans, Demon Marked, Demon Bound, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Annette McCleave, Surrender to Darkness, Soul Gatherer, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Bianca D’Arc, Cat’s Cradle, String of Fate, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Cathryn Fox, Indulgent, Eternal Pleasure Book 3, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Cooper Davis, Bound by Nature, Forces of Nature, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Eileen Wilks, Lupi, Blood Challenge, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Emma Holly, Angel at Dawn ,Upyr, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Faith Hunter, Mercy Blade, Jane Yellowrock Book 3, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Hailey Edwards, Everlong, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Kaye Chambers, Blood and Destiny, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

LJ Smith et al, Bloodlust, The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries Book 2, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Lisa Hendrix, Immortal Champion, Immortal Brotherhood, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Lucy Weston, The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Lynn Viehl, Frostfire, Kyndred, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

PC Cast & Kristin Cast, Awakened, House of Night, Hardcover, Jan 04 2011

Stephanie Rowe, Kiss at Your Own Risk, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Syrie James, Nocturne, Hardcover, Jan 04 2011

Vicki Lewis Thompson, A Werewolf in Manhattan, Wild About You, Paperback, Jan 04 2011

Syrie James, NocturneAllie MacKay, Must Love KiltsPC Cast, Kristin Cast, AwakenedStephanie Rowe, Kiss at Your Own RiskFaith Hunter, Mercy BladeBianca D-Arc, Cat`s CradleVicki Lewis Thompson, Werewolf in Manhattan

January 5th, 2011  at 9:08 am

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Amazon Top Book Lists of 2010

Amazon has posted several Top Book Lists for 2010 already and they listed separate categories for Editor Picks, Customer Picks and eBooks for most lists.  Funny how different most of the Editor Picks are from the Customer Picks.  I’m not quite sure what one might infer from these differences but I find them interesting just the same.  Of course, I haven’t examined every list; just the ones that I believe may be relevant to Paranormal Bites readers – the overall Top 100, Kindle eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, and Teen.  Here are some of my findings (**Note: The entire lists are not reproduced here, just the paranormal titles)…

Top 100 Books – Customer Favorites

3. Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3), Suzanne Collins
4. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10), Charlaine Harris
7. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga), Stephenie Meyer
18. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1), Rick Riordan
27. Burned (House of Night), P.C. Cast
38. Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12), Jim Butcher
40. Lover Mine: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, J.R. Ward
62. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (The Twilight Saga), Stephenie Meyer
66. Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5), Richelle Mead
100. The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel), Michael Scott

Of these ten books only Charlaine Harris’ Dead in the Family managed to make the Editor’s Pick list, coming in at # 80.

Top 100 Kindle eBooks: Customer Favorites

Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3), Suzanne Collins
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10), Charlaine Harris
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight Saga), Stephenie Meyer
Wicked Appetite, Janet Evanovich
Burned (House of Night), P.C. Cast
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1), Rick Riordan
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5), Patricia Briggs

For some reason the top eBooks were not numerated but the above titles made the cut.

Top 10 Books: Science Fiction & Fantasy – Customer Favorites

1. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10), Charlaine Harris
3. Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12), Jim Butcher
4. Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5), Patricia Briggs
5. Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 19), Laurell K. Hamilton
6. Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 18), Laurell K. Hamilton
7. Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files, Jim Butcher
8. Black Magic Sanction (Rachel Morgan, Book 8), Kim Harrison

Top 10 Books: Romance – Editor’s Picks

2. Burning Lamp (An Arcane Society Novel), Amanda Quick
3. Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, Book 7), Kresley Cole
4. Sin Undone (Demonica, Book 5), Larissa Ione

Top 10 Books: Romance – Customer Picks

2. Lover Mine: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, J.R. Ward
6. Burning Lamp (An Arcane Society Novel), Amanda Quick
7. Dark Peril (Carpathian), Christine Feehan

I don’t know what the heck happened with the Romance category… The Editors were dead on for a change with Kresley Cole and Larissa Ione but I’m shocked that they didn’t make the Customer Picks.  And – Hello – Where is Gena Showalter’s Darkest Passion and Darkest Lie???  I totally agree with JR Ward and Christine Feehan making the list but Gena, Kresley and Larissa should definitely be there as well.  Amazon obviously didn’t poll PB readers when compiling this list!

Top 10 Books: Teens – Editor’s Picks

5. Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story, Adam Rex
6. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies), Pittacus Lore
7. Extraordinary, Nancy Werlin

Top 10 Books: Teens – Customer Picks

1. Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3), Suzanne Collins
2. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight Saga), Stephenie Meyer
3. Burned (House of Night), P.C. Cast
5. Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5), Richelle Mead
8. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1), Cassandra Clare
9. Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2), Maggie Stiefvater
10. The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls, L. J. Smith

November 5th, 2010  at 1:40 pm

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New Releases: Week of October 24, 2010

As mentioned last week, it’s a big day for new releases today.  Happy Release Day to the following authors and titles:

  

Anna DeStefano, Secret Legacy, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Bianca D’Arc, A Darker Shade of Dead, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Caridad Pineiro, Stronger Than Sin, Sin Book 2, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

C. L. Wilson, Crown of Crystal Flame, Tairen Soul Book 5, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Crystal Jordan, Primal Heat, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Gena Showalter, Ecstasy in Darkness, Alien Huntress Book 8, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

J.K. Beck, When Wicked Craves, Shadow Keepers Book 3, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Jacquelyn Frank, Drink of Me, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Janet Chapman, A Highlander Christmas, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Jeaniene Frost, Shayla Black, Sharie Kohler, Haunted by Your Touch, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Jim Butcher, Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files, Hardcover, Oct 26 2010

Juliana Stone, His Darkest Embrace, Jaguar Warriors Book 2, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Karen Kelley, The Wolf Prince, Princes of Symtaria, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Lilith Saintcrow, Heaven’s Spite, Jill Kismet Book 5, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Melissa De La Cruz, Misguided Angel, Blue Bloods Book 5, Hardcover, Oct 26 2010

PC Cast & Kim Doner, The Fledgling Handbook 101, House of Night, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Rachel Caine, Ghost Town, Morganville Vampires Book 9, Hardcover, Oct 26 2010

Shayla Black, Entice Me at Twilight, Doomsday Brethren Book 4, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Shiloh Walker, Tarnished Knight, Grimm’s Circle Book 4, eBook, Oct 26 2010

Susan Grant, Once a Pirate, Reissue, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Yasmine Galenorn, Harvest Hunting, Sisters of the Moon Book 8, Paperback, Oct 26 2010

Haunted by Your TouchEcstasy in DarknessTarnished KnightGhost TownDarker Shade of DeadWhen Wicked CravesHarvest Hunting

October 26th, 2010  at 11:21 am

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Chapters Indigo Live Q&A w PC Cast Today at 1:00 pm EST

Don’t forget - Live today at 1 pm EST: Facebook Q&A with PC Cast, author of the bestselling House of Night series. House of Night: Burned is nominated for Best Teen Series in Indigo’s Teen Read Awards. Join us on our discussion tab for the live conversation with PC Cast at 1 pm, and get your questions in early here!

August 20th, 2010  at 12:00 pm

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Live Chat With P.C. Cast

Chapters Indigo Books & Music is hosting a Live Facebook Q&A with P.C. Cast, author of the bestselling House of Night series, on Friday, August 20th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST.  House of Night: Burned is nominated in the Best Teen Series category in Indigo’s Teen Read Awards.  To join the conversation with P.C. Cast get your questions and comments in early by posting them here.

Burned, PC Cast

August 16th, 2010  at 2:50 pm

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