The Lost Saint by Bree Despain is a Must Read in YA Paranormal Romance

The Lost Saint (Dark Divine #2)

Author: Bree Despain, released 12/28/2010

Book Review by Holly Simmers, Immortal Fiction

The Lost Saint (Dark Divine #2) by Bree Despain is hands down, the best book I’ve read in a long time.  A must read for anyone who enjoys this genre, I was intrigued and captivated by book 1, but then book 2 had me so engrossed from beginning to end that I had to take time to review it (at 4 in the morning!)

The Lost Saint is a riveting, compelling and engrossing Paranormal Romance Thriller unlike anything I’ve read in the young adult realm, though most comparable in appeal to The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Shiver, Linger) by Maggie Stiefvater.  With character and plot development that rivals Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson and Rachel Vincent’s Werecats/The Shifter novels (all favorites of mine) I anxiously await the next novel in this series with thin restraint.

Unlike many YA-PR books, The Lost Saint remains clean enough for young teens so the “hotter romance” description above is a bit misleading compared to The Wolves of Mercy Falls, Vampire Academy, Twilight and The House of Night novels (other YA favorites of mine). The yearning and sensuality are comparable to Eclipse (my fave of The Twilight Saga) as well as the inspirational perspectives on love, honor and social responsibility woven in, but its best features are the captivating, memorable and well-paced storyline packed with well-developed relate-able characters, delivering a complex plot that’s not hard to follow but keeps you guessing from the edge of your seat.  The Lost Saint is a highly recommended must read!  Buy the Hardcover edition

Equally compelling is the spectacular job of narration (acting!) that Eileen Stevens delivers, bringing these characters to life with movie-quality substance especially throughout the climactic scenes.  A rare performance of a Best YA-PR Book of the Year contender.  Listen to a Sample of the MP3 Audiobook

Download The Vampire Diaries Audiobooks and TV Episodes!

The Vampire Diaries novels by L. J. Smith are now availabe as audiobook downloads! 
      
The Awakening  2. The Struggle   3. The Fury         4. Dark Reunion

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Sneak Peek at The Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands and The Argeneau Vampires are going Audio!

3-Renegade-Hunter THE RENEGADE HUNTER

A Rogue Hunter Novel, book 3
by Lynsay Sands (Argeneau Vampires)
Release Date: September 29, 2009

BROWSE INSIDE  read the first 67 pages online for a limited time from Harper Collins Publishers
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Nicholas Argeneau is not your typical rogue hunter in The Renegade Hunter, the latest installment of the Rogue Hunter series from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands. Though he spent centuries targeting vampires who break the immortal laws, for the past 50 years Nicholas has been a rogue himself. But then he saves a beautiful mortal from a terrifying bloodsucker, and everything changes.

The Argeneau Vampire Novels have been favorites of mine since reading the first book last year.  So I was thrilled to learn this month they are also finally branching to Audio Book format!  The first novel  A QUICK BITE  is now available for download from Audible.com and more are on the way thanks to Harper Audio!

Fall 2009 New and Upcoming Vampire, Shapeshifter, Paranormal Romance Books

Anthology-UnboundAug 25: Blood Promise (Vampire Academy 4) by Richelle Mead
Unbound anthology by Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost
Pleasure (The Shadowdwellers) by Jacquelyn Frank
Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld 5) by Gena Showalter
Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson 2) by Molly Harper

SEPTEMBER 2009

Sep 1: Tall, Dark & Fangsome (Immortality Bites 5) by Michelle Rowen
Anthology-MustLoveHellHoundsMust Love Hellhounds anthology by Ilona Andrews, Charlaine Harris
Witch Craft (Nocturne City, Book 4) by Caitlin Kittredge
Dark Slayer (Carpathian Novels) by Christine Feehan
Storm of Shadows (The Chosen Ones 2) by Christina Dodd
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games 2) by Suzanne Collins
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Tear Collector by Patrick Jones
Sep 8: Dark Visions: The Strange Power; The Possessed; The Passion by L. J. Smith
Crashed (Skinned Trilogy 2) by Robin Wasserman
Sep 14: Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Anthology_MammothBookofVampireRomance2Sep 22: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2
Sep 29: Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels by J.R. Ward
Born of Night (League Novels 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Renegade Hunter (Rogue Hunters 3) by Lynsay Sands
Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld 10) by Kelley Armstrong
On the Edge (The Edge, Book 1) by Ilona Andrews
Big Bad Wolf (The Others) by Christine Warren