Books Are Food For The Soul. Eat Well.

Hello friends and followers! After a four year break for health and family reasons I will be returning to regular blogging soon. I am still obsessed with reading fantasy romance with emphasis on paranormal, dark or dangerous settings or characters, but I just haven’t been compelled to write for a while.

Sometimes life’s issues and tending those you love who are suffering in some way require so much of your outpouring that there isn’t much left to say or give to that which inspires you. But reading helps us break from reality for a while to explore someone else’s world in all its beauty and mystery, or struggle with them through darkness and tragedy to experience ultimate success, to know freedom (and hopefully enjoy some sweet and sexy diversions!)

I find that I am strengthened for my own journeys by surviving the difficulties of a fictional well-written character (and story) who often faces worse trouble than I do with far less resources or companionship to help them reach a better place, to find that inner strength that holds their faith and integrity of soul while battling life’s complexities.

The ability (and will) to survive whatever comes at you in life while staying true to yourself, remaining open to possibilities, and holding tight to those you love may very well be the meaning of life we all search for. I think we all have a need to unravel this mystery to understand our part in it and define goals, choose paths, and select companions and resources to make the journey and achieve our goals. Perhaps that is why we love role-playing games so much or at least the concept.

A truly well-developed character that we can identify with in some way and who evolves internally, even if not all their difficulties are resolved or conquered in the story, can somehow convince us we will be able to do the same one day.

I am thankful to all the authors who put themselves out there and risk sharing ideas, people, dreams and sometimes nightmares, and then somehow find a way to bring closure to each book, even while sometimes glimpsing an unknown development brewing in the future that may bring us back to fight or learn with them again.

We are all enriched by these stories in some way so be sure to keep plenty on hand for daily breaks and for a crisis. Good stories with great characters are as necessary as food and water to me.

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Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian (Excerpt)

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In this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian returns to the mesmerizing world of the Midnight Breed, following new characters into a dark future where an uneasy peace can unravel into war—and a great betrayal can mask an all-consuming love.

Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn—when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them—the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost.

Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift—and even lethal—justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return.

Kellan didn’t think he would ever see Mira again—or have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides—between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.

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November 2012 New Releases in Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

NOV 06: Days of Blood & Starlight
(Daughter of Smoke & Bone 2) by Laini Taylor
Magic for a Price (Allie Beckstrom 9) Devon Monk
Darkness Hunts (Dark Angels) by Keri Arthur
Bitter Blood (Morganville Vampires 13) Rachel Caine
Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
NOV 13: Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie
NOV 20:
Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance 4) Larissa Ione
NOV 27:
Steel’s Edge (The Edge 4) by Ilona Andrews
Trapped (Iron Druid Chronicles 5) by Kevin Hearne
Wild About You (Love At Stake 13) by Kerrelyn Sparks
Shadow’s Claim (Immortals After Dark/Dacians 1) Kresley Cole
Drive Me Wild (The Others #7) by Christine Warren
Cold Days (Dresden Files #14) by Jim Butcher
Elixir: A Covenant Novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout

October 2012 New Releases in Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

OCT 02: Death’s Rival (Jane Yellowrock 5) by Faith Hunter
Mate Claimed (Shifters Unbound 4) by Jennifer Ashley
Fury’s Kiss (Midnight’s Daughter 3) by Karen Chance
Mortal Ties (World of the Lupi #9) by Eileen Wilks
Poison Princess (Arcana Chronicles 1) by Kresley Cole
OCT 09: Into the Woods (The Hollows & Beyond) Kim Harrison
Twilight Saga Complete Film Archive -Robert Abele
OCT 16: Hidden (House of Night #10) by P. C. Cast
OCT 23:
Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick
Beautiful Redemption (Beautiful Creatures #4) by Kami Garcia
Destiny Rising (Vampire Diaries: The Hunters #3) L. J. Smith
OCT 30:
Forbidden (Nightwalkers 1) Jacquelyn Frank
Beneath a Darkening Moon (Ripple Creek 2) by Keri Arthur
Black Lament (Black Wings #4) by Christina Henry
Shadow Rising (Sisters of the Moon #12) Yasmine Galenorn
New Moon: Graphic Novel 1 (Twilight GN) Stephenie Meyer
Twilight: Graphic Novel Collector’s Edition  Stephenie Meyer

September 2012 New Releases in Paranormal Romance

SEP 4: Dark Storm (Dark 23) Christine Feehan
Ashes of Honor (October Daye 6) Seanan McGuire
Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter 2 HC) Sherrilyn Kenyon
Archangel’s Storm (Guild Hunter 5) by Nalini Singh
SEP 11: Hidden (Firelight 3) Sophie Jordan
The Secret Circle: The Hunt (5) L. J. Smith
SEP 18:  The Curse (Belador 3) Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle 1) Maggie Stiefvater
SEP 25:
Wolf Pact (book 1) by Melissa De la Cruz
Rapture (The Fallen Angels #3) J.R. Ward
The Undead In My Bed (Midnight Liaisons 1.5)
by Katie MacAlister

August 2012 New Releases in Paranormal Romance

AUG 07: Rift (Nightshade #4) by Andrea Cremer
Time Untime  (Dark-Hunter 22) Sherrilyn Kenyon
Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) Chloe Neill
Stygian’s Honor (The Breeds #27) Lora Leigh
AUG 21: Heaven (Halo 3) Alexandra Adornetto
Wilder: The Chosen Ones  by Christina Dodd
Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin 7) Jennifer Estep
AUG 28: Haunted (Anna Strong 8) Jeanne C. Stein
Fear The Darkness (Guardians of Eternity) Alexandra Ivy
Howl For It  by Shelly Laurenston

<If you missed this (wow!) from August 2011
For the Love of an Angel (Fallen Warriors 1)
by Rosalie Lario – just $2.99 on your Kindle!

July 2012 New Releases in Paranormal Romance

JULY 03: Night Seeker (Indigo Court 3) Yasmine Galenorn
Samurai Game (Ghostwalkers 10) Christine Feehan
JULY 17: On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel by Nancy Holder
House of Night: Legacy Graphic Novel by Kristin Cast
JULY  24: Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3) by Kiersten White
Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld) Kelley Armstrong
JULY  31: Grave Memory (Alex Craft 3) by Kalayna Price
Kitty Steals the Show (Kitty Norville 10) Carrie Vaughn
Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels 5.5) by Ilona Andrews
Shadow Rising (Dark Dynasties) by Kendra Leigh Castle
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
The Lady Is a Vamp (Argeneau Vampires 17) Lynsay Sands
Beneath a Rising Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf 1) Keri Arthur