No, not Charley Davidson (though I can’t wait for book 6 in Darynda Jones’ amazing series) – the other Reaper – a.k.a. Azagoth!
I have been waiting for an Azagoth story every since he first appeared in Larissa Ione’s Demonica and Lords of Deliverance novels and now we’re finally going to get one in the new “The Arabian Nights: Tales from 1001 Nights” series!
In Larissa’s latest newsletter (Dec 7th) she writes -
I’m participating in an ambitious new project with 11 other New York Times bestsellers called 1001 Dark Nights, and is inspired by The Arabian Nights: Tales from 1001 Nights.
In the original, Scheherazade desperately attempts to entertain her husband, the King of Persia, with nightly stories so that he will postpone her execution.
We’re taking a unique spin on the premise and creating new stories that a new Scheherazade might tell. Novellas that are sexy and romantic. Some paranormal, some erotic. All compelling and page turning.
One of these novellas will be published each month starting January 2014. Mine will release in June as Demonica/LOD book #10.5, and I hope you’ll check it out. Readers have been wanting this story since Ecstasy Unveiled released, and I’m excited to give them what they want.
Get ready for AZAGOTH!
Even in the fathomless depths of the underworld and the bleak chambers of a damaged heart, the bonds of love can heal…or destroy.
He holds the ability to annihilate souls in the palm of his hand. He commands the respect of the most dangerous of demons and the most powerful of angels. He can seduce and dominate any female he wants with a mere look. But for all Azagoth’s power, he’s bound by shackles of his own making, and only an angel with a secret holds the key to his release.
She’s an angel with the extraordinary ability to travel through time and space. An angel with a tormented past she can’t escape. And when Lilliana is sent to Azagoth’s underworld realm, she finds that her past isn’t all she can’t escape. For the irresistibly sexy fallen angel known as Azagoth is also known as the Grim Reaper, and when he claims a soul, it’s forever…
December 9th, 2013 at 1:58 am
The nominees for the 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards have been posted. There are far too many nominees to list them all here but I will list some of the authors that I know will be of particular interest to Paranormal Bites readers. Please note that these are only some of the amazing authors up for an award. Several others were listed here last week as well.
Congratulations to the following nominees:
Lindsey Piper, Blood Warrior
Meljean Brook, Guardian Demon
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx
Heather Graham, The Night is Forever
Larissa Ione, Reaver
Richelle Mead, Gameboard of the Gods
Urban Fantasy Novel
Anne Bishop, Written in Red
Ilona Andrews, Magic Rises
Urban Fantasy Protagonist
Patricia Briggs, Frost Burned
Jenn Bennett, Binding the Shadows
Nicole Peeler, Tempest Reborn
Jeanne C. Stein, Blood Bond
Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding
Diana Rowland, Touch of the Demon
Diana Pharaoh Francis, Blood Winter
Kristen Painter, Last Blood
Jennifer Estep, Heart of Venom
Eileen Wilks, Ritual Magic
Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Cherry Adair, Rentless
Shiloh Walker, The Protected
Maggie Shayne, Sleep With the Lights On
Heather Graham, Keeper of the Night
Michele Hauf, This Wicked Magic
Young Adult Protagonist
Richelle Mead, The Fiery Heart
Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
Kami Garcia, Unbreakable
Veronica Roth, Allegiant
December 3rd, 2013 at 11:00 am
It’s a great week for new releases, Peeps! So many big names – Showalter, Ione, Sands, Harris, Shayne, and King, just to name a few! I’ve got quite a shopping list to take to the bookstore with me between this week and next. Happy Release Day to the following authors:
Adrian Phoenix, On Midnight Wings, Maker’s Song Book 5, Paperback, September 24, 2013
Anton Strout, Stonecast, Spellmason Chronicles Book 2, Paperback, September 24, 2013
Charlaine Harris, Amanda Stevens, Dead of Night, Paperback, September 24, 2013
Gina Showalter, Through the Zombie Glass, White Rabbit Chronicles Book 2, Hardcover, September 24, 2013
Heather Graham, The Night is Forever, Krewe of Hunters, Paperback, September 24, 2013
Jan DeLima, Celtic Moon, Celtic Wolves Book 1, Paperback, September 24, 2013
J.D. Robb et al., Mirror Mirror, Paperback, September 24, 2013
Keri Arthur, Chasing the Shadows, Nikki & Michael Book 3, Paperback, September 24, 2013
Larissa Ione, Bound by Night, Moonbound Clan Vampires Book 1, Paperback, September 24, 2013
Lynsay Sands, One Lucky Vampire, Argeneau Vampires Book 19, Paperback, September 24, 2013
Maggie Shayne, Sleep With the Lights On, Paperback, September 24, 2013
Stephen King, Doctor Sleep, Hardcover, September 24, 2013
Tamora Pierce, Battle Magic, Hardcover, September 24, 2013
Terry Spear, SEAL Wolf Christmas, Paperback, September 24, 2013
T.J. Michaels, Seeker’s Solace, Vampire Council of Ethics Book 4, eBook, September 24, 2013
Yasmine Galenorn, Autumn Whispers, Otherworld Book 14, Paperback, September 24, 2013
September 24th, 2013 at 11:25 pm
With so many of my favourite authors posting new covers lately it’s difficult to stay on top of them all. Here is the cover of the first book in Larissa Ione’s new Moonbound Clan Vampires series, Bound by Night, which will be coming out in September.
Nicole Martin was only eight years old when she narrowly survived a massacre: her family’s vampire slaves rebelled and killed everyone in her household. Twenty years later, Nicole now dedicates herself to finding a vaccine against vampirism…and eradicating the gruesome memories that give her nightmares.
Riker, a member of the wild vampire Moon Clan, is haunted by his own demons—his wife Lorraine had been captured and enslaved by the Martin family. It was during a botched escape attempt that she was killed, along with their unborn child. Still wracked with grief and anger, Riker is now fueled solely by the desire to rescue vampire slaves…and slaughter their owners.
When Riker stumbles upon Nicole in a chance meeting, he immediately recognizes her as a member of the Martin family that once enslaved his wife—and she recognizes him as the wild vampire she saw kissing a pregnant slave in the moments before her violent death—an image that has haunted her dreams for years.
When Riker kidnaps Nicole and they spend a night together in a cave on the way back to his clan, suddenly they begin to realize that they aren’t as different from one another as they may have thought—and they’re finding themselves drawn to one another…
April 12th, 2013 at 8:35 am
Today is the day that the 2013 RITA and Golden Heart finalists are announced. I post this list every year but for those who are unfamiliar with the contest, the competition is held by the Romance Writers of America trade association. The RITA is “the highest award of distinction in romance fiction”, awarded to recognize excellence in published romance novels and novellas. The Golden Heart, on the other hand, recognizes excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts.
The winners will be announced on July 20 at the 2013 RWA Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA.
I won’t post the entire list here as it is quite extensive and only a small portion of the nominees are paranormal authors. The nominees that you may be interested in are as follows:
Best First Book Finalists
Firelight by Kristen Callihan
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Penguin Group USA, New American Library
Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Tom Doherty Associates, Tor Books
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Finalists
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Penguin Group USA, New American Library
Paranormal Romance Finalists
Angel in Chains by Cynthia Eden
Kensington Publishing Corp., Brava
Immortally Yours by Angie Fox
St. Martin’s Press
Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne
Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Lothaire by Kresley Cole
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Edge of Oblivion by J.T. Geissinger
Amazon Publishing, Montlake Romance
Romance Novella Finalists
Breathless by Sophie Jordan
HarperCollins, HarperTeen Impulse
Young Adult Romance Finalists
Bound by Erica O’Rourke
Kensington Publishing Corp., KTeen
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Houghton Mifflin
Paranormal Romance Finalists
“Dark Secret” by Mariah Ankenman
“Demon’s Bane” by India Powers
“Guardian” by Tara Sheets
“Jinn & Tonic” by Kay Hudson
“Mind Sweeper” by Amy Jones
“Sea Panther” by Dawn Wolzein
“Shadows in the Deep” by Lark Howard
“Unbroken” by Ella Sheridan
**Please note that this list is subject to additions as the nominees are not posted online until they have been notified of their Finalist status. I will update this post if new names of interest are added. If you’d like to see all of the nominees in every catagory you can view the list here. **
March 26th, 2013 at 2:26 pm
As my readers probably know, I am a huge fan of author Larissa Ione’s Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series. Her particular demons, vampires, angels, and horsemen of the apocalypse are some of the sexiest supernatural creatures in print today.
I happened to pick up a copy of the third book in the Lords of Deliverance series this weekend, LETHAL RIDER, and was pleasantly surprised to find that her publishers included a quote from the review that I wrote for SIN UNDONE, the fifth book of the Demonica series. I had no idea that the quote had been included and it was such a thrill to see ParanormalBites.com listed along with reviewers such as Publishers Weekly, USA Today.com , GoodReads.com, and RT Book Reviews among others.
Writing Paranormal Bites is such a wonderful escape from my everyday life for me and supporting my favourite authors is a true labour of love. The blog was conceived towards the end of my marriage and it has seen me through the turbulent time surrounding my divorce, a couple of moves, my return to school not once but twice in the past couple of years, and the adjustment involved in being a now single parent. It has suffered a few periods of sporadic posting as a result but I like to think of it as “the little blog that could”, much like it’s author.
Seeing my quote in LETHAL RIDER might seem like a small thing to most people but to me it was like receiving an unexpected act of kindness and it really made my day. Thank you so much Larissa and Hachette Books/Grand Central Publishing for the recognition! You’ve inspired me even more.
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Matthews, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse – he’s about to become a father.
Demon-slayer Regan Matthews never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he’s ever wanted – a family.
February 18th, 2013 at 12:47 am
Re-posted from our Facebook page -
We’re knee deep in the holiday season, Peeps, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful authors who take the time to send me review copies, signed books, and swag for giveaways on ParanormalBites.com. Being a full time student & single mom has really cut into my blogging time this past year and I’m grateful that so many authors and readers have stuck with me during this challenging time.
Hugs and kisses to Lara Adrian, Kresley Cole, and Kelley Armstrong for the advanced reading copies this past year and to all of the wonderful authors who generously sponsored the Bites Fights back in the spring – Lara, Kresley, Kelley, Darynda Jones, Adrian Phoenix, Cynthia Eden, Laura Wright, Jennifer Estep, Gena Showalter, Rachel Caine, Brenna Yovanoff, Deborah Harkness, D.B. Reynolds, Lynsay Sands, Shannon K. Butcher, Jim Butcher, Jacquelyn Frank, Larissa Ione, Kendare Blake, Melissa Marr, Lori Handeland, Anya Bast, Joey W. Hill, Seanan McGuire, Alexandra Ivy, Pamela Palmer, Jeaniene Frost, Michelle Rowen, and Sylvia Day.
I sure hope that I didn’t miss anyone!
Hugs and thanks to you, my readers, as well, for joining me in my madness as I attempt to pay tribute to the authors that we love. The authors make it possible and you make it worth while.
Happy Holidays to you and yours,
December 20th, 2012 at 8:30 am
Okay Peeps, it`s time to catch up on the rest of the November new releases so that you can update your “Dear Santa” letters!
Alyson Noël, Echo, Soul Seekers Book 2, Hardcover, November 13, 2012
Coreene Callahan, Fury of Seduction, Dragonfury Book 3, Paperback, November 13, 2012
Elizabeth Richards, Black City, Hardcover, November 13, 2012
Jeaniene Frost, Night’s Darkest Embrace, Nocturna, eBook, November 13, 2012
Maggie Shayne, Daughter of the Spellcaster, Portal Book 2, Paperback, November 13, 2012
Suzanne Johnson, River Road, Royal Street Book 2, Hardcover, November 13, 2012
Larissa Ione, Rogue Rider, Lords of Deliverance 4, Paperback, November 20, 2012
Michele Vail, Undeadly, Reaper Diaries Book 1, Paperback, November 20, 2012
Alexandra Ivy, My Lord Eternity, Immortal Rogues Book 2, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Amanda Hocking, Lullaby, Watersong Book 2, Hardcover, November 27, 2012
Cassie Alexander, Moonshifted, Edie Spence, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Christine Feehan, After the Music, eBook, November 27, 2012
Christine Warren, Drive Me Wild, The Others, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Cynthia Eden, Angel in Chains, The Fallen, Paperback, November 27, 2012
DD Barant, Undead to the World, Bloodhound Files, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Donna Grant, Midnight’s Warrior, Dark Warriors Book 4, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Ellie James, Fragile Darkness, Midnight Dragonfly Book 3, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Ilona Andrews, Steel’s Edge, Edge Book 4, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Jeri Smith-Ready, Lust for Life, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Jim Butcher, Cold Days, Dresden Files Book 14, Hardcover, November 27, 2012
Joseph Nassise, King of the Dead, Hardcover, November 27, 2012
Juliana Stone, King of the Damned, League of Guardians, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Kerrelyn Sparks, Wild About You, Love at Stake Book 13, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Kevin Hearne, Trapped, Iron Druid Chronicles Book 5, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Kresley Cole, Shadow’s Claim, The Dacians Book 1, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Lara Adrian, Darker After Midnight, Midnight Breed, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Sandra Hill, Kiss of Surrender, Deadly Angels, Paperback, November 27, 2012
Shawntelle Madison, Kept, Coveted, Paperback, November 27, 2012
December 2nd, 2012 at 9:41 pm
I apologize for the lengthy delay between posts, Peeps. I’ve been very busy with school (in fact I have an exam tomorrow that I should be studying for at this very moment) and I lost my dad 10 days ago so I’ve also been tied up with family matters. I’m determined to get Paranormal Bites back on track just as soon as I can but in the mean time here are some news briefs to help catch us up…
Great news for fans of Melissa de la Cruz’s Witches of East End! The series is currently in pilot production with the Lifetime TV Network. If the network likes the pilot, it will be picked up as a regular series!
Larissa Ione is working on a new vampire series set in a brand new world that will release from Pocket Books next summer and she will post more information as it becomes available.
Nalini Singh’s Kiss of Snow just won a Gold award for it’s German edition “Lockruf Des Verlangens” in the Fantasy section of the Leserpreis-Die besten Bucher 2012.
Shayla Black (a.k.a. Shelley Bradley) will be chatting live online at Writerspace tonight at 8pm Eastern. Just click here to join! http://www.writerspace.com/chat/
RT Book Reviews reports that Ron Moore of Battlestar Galactica fame has been signed to write the television adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.
The virtual signing for the hardcover release of Lara Adrian’s Edge of Dawn, Book 11 in the Midnight Breed series, is now open for orders at at www.LaraAdrian.com!
November 27th, 2012 at 7:58 pm
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
And now for the Swag Pack winners… I made a fresh spread sheet that eliminates all previously drawn names to use when drawing the Swag Pack winners. As before, the sheet ranked participants by point score and sorted them highest to lowest. Twelve numbers were then drawn using the Random Integer Set Generator from Random.org.
Random Integer Set Generator
Here are your sets:
- Set 1: 17, 30, 40, 49, 50, 65, 97, 111, 118, 130, 139, 141
Timestamp: 2012-07-10 02:42:37 UTC
Swag Packs Contents
Using these integers the following people have won Swag Packs:
Betsy Jackson Ellison
Winners have until 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, July 11th to contact admin @ paranormalbites . com (take out the spaces, of course) to claim their prizes. Any prizes that are not claimed by the deadline will be redrawn on Thursday, July 12.
Congratulations to all of the winners!
July 9th, 2012 at 11:39 pm
Here are a few more prize packs that will be awarded to some lucky Bites Fights participants.
Maker’s Song Pack – Donated by Adrian Phoenix:
The first four books in the Maker’s Song series
Elemental Assassin Pack – Donated by Jennifer Estep:
Books 4 – 6 in the Elemental Assassin series
Vampires in America Pack – Donated by D.B. Reynolds:
Winner’s choice of any Two books from the Vampires in America series
Kelley Armstrong Pack – Donated by Kelley Armstrong:
Spell Bound, Book 12 in the Women of the Otherworld series
Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions, Edited by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong
A Discovery of Witches Pack – Donated by Deborah Harkness:
A copy of A Discovery of Witches, book one in the All Souls trilogy, and an assortment of promotional pins
Nightcreature Pack – Donated by Lori Handeland:
A copy of Crave the Moon and a small plush wolf (not pictured)
Mark of the Vampire Pack – Donated by author Laura Wright:
A Mark of the Vampire swag bag consisting of tote, travel mug, chapstick and assorted goodies (not pictured)
Larissa Ione Pack – Donated by Larissa Ione:
A tote bag filled with assorted swag (not pictured)
That’s it for the prize packs. Individual prizes will be posted tomorrow. Stay tuned!
June 27th, 2012 at 3:14 am