May 2012 New Releases in Paranormal Romance

MAY 2012
MAY 1: Bitterblue (Graceling 3) by Kristin Cashore
Black Dawn (Morganville Vampires 12) Rachel Caine
Born of Silence (The League 5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse 12) by Charlaine Harris
MAY 8: City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments 4) Cassandra Clare
MAY 15:
  Immortal Hearts (Vampire Kisses 9) Ellen Schreiber
FreeK Show (FreeK series 2) by Steve Burt
MAY 22: Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance 3) Larissa Ione
Shadow Bound (Unbound)  by Rachel Vincent
Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Fated (Soul Seekers ) by Alyson Noël
MAY 24: Frostbite Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy GN#2) – Richelle Mead
MAY 25: Dark Frost (Mythos Academy ) by Jennifer Estep
MAY 29: Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling ) by Nalini Singh
Dreamless (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini
All Spell Breaks Loose (Raine Benares ) by Lisa Shearin

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September 2011 New Releases in Paranormal Romance

SEPTEMBER 2011

Sep 6: Envy (Fallen Angel Novel 3) by J.R. Ward
Midnight Frost (Bitter Frost 5) by Kailin Gow
Dark Predator (Carpathians 22) Christine Feehan
Darkness Falls (Immortal Beloved 2) by Cate Tiernan
Archangel’s Blade (Guild Hunter 4) by Nalini Singh
One Salt Sea (October Daye 5) by Seanan McGuire
Blood Bond (Pulse Novel 5) by Kailin Gow
Vanish (Firelight 2) by Sophie Jordan
Sep 13:  Fateful by Claudia Gray, Evernight author
Sep 27:
Alterant (Belador Code 2) Sherrilyn Kenyon
Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassins 5) Jennifer Estep
Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels 1) Keri Arthur
(a Riley Jenson, Guardian spin-off series)
Vampire Kisses: Graveyard Games 1 (Manga) Ellen Schreiber
(Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives – Graveyard Games #1)
Sexiest Vampire Alive (Love At Stake 10) by Kerrelyn Sparks
The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld 8) Gena Showalter

May 2011 New Releases in Paranormal Romance

May 3: Illusions (Spells 3) by Aprilynne Pike
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles 1) by Kevin Hearne
Bite Club (Morganville Vampires 10) Rachel Caine
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse 11) Charlaine Harris
Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires 4) Chloe Neill
The Discovery (Ghost Huntress 5) Marley Gibson
Stargazer (The Dark Instinct 1) Miguel Conner
May 15: Desire (Desire 1) by Kailin Gow
Cryptic Cravings (Vampire Kisses 8) Ellen Schreiber
May 24: Sinful Magic (Wing Slayer) by Jennifer Lyon
Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly
May 31: Magic Slays (Kate Daniels 5) Ilona Andrews
Reluctant Vampire (Argeneau 15) Lynsay Sands

05.19.2009 New Release: Royal Blood, Vampire Kisses 6 by Ellen Schreiber

Royal Blook (Vampire Kisses 6)ROYAL BLOOD

Vampire Kisses, Book 6
by Ellen Schreiber

Release Date: May 19, 2009
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SYNOPSIS

Summer break is over, and Raven is hardly eager to be returning to Dullsville High. Not only does school mean daily interaction with preppy pest Trevor Mitchell, but her sleep-filled days and romantic nights with her immortal boyfriend, Alexander, must come to an end. Plus the shock of morning classes isn’t the only change in store.

An unexpected letter turns up at Alexander’s mansion—announcing his parents will be coming to town. And once they arrive, just about everyone has had a sighting of the macabre couple except Raven. What could be delaying Alexander from introducing Raven to them? Could Alexander be hiding something about his parents’ homecoming? Continue reading

2009 Upcoming Book Releases in Vampire and Paranormal Romance

Mar 24: Stargazer (Evernight Novels 2) by Claudia Gray
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments 3) by Cassandra Clare

Mar 31: The Immortal Hunter (Rogue Hunters 2) by Lynsay Sands
Stakes & Stilettos (Immortality Bites 4) by Michelle Rowen
Magic Strikes (Magic Series, Book 3) by Ilona Land

Apr 7: Curse The Dawn (Cassandra Palmer 4) by Karen Chance

Apr 21: Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely 3) by Melissa Marr
The Beginning (Vampire Kisses Prequel) by Ellen Schrieber

Apr 28: Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood 7) by J. R. Ward
Night World No. 3: Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight by L. J. Smith

May 5: Dead and Gone (Southern Vampire Mysteries 9) by Charlaine Harris

May 19: Royal Blood (Vampires Kisses 6) by Ellen Schreiber
Vacations from Hell (anthology w/Claudia Gray)
Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breeds 6) Lara Adrian

May 26: Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery, Book 1) by Kim Harrison

Jun 4: Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid, Book 4) by Richelle Mead
Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires, Book 6) by Rachel Caine

Jul 28: Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, Book 2) by Richelle Mead
Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2)  by Patricia Briggs

Aug 4: Skykeepers (Final Prophecy, Book 3) by Jessica Andersen
Aug 25: Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, Book 4) by Richelle Mead
Sep 1: Tall, Dark & Fangsome (Immortality Bites 5) by Michelle Rowen
Sep 8: Catching Fire (Hunger Games 2) by Suzanne Collins

Vampire Kisses Gain Popularity, Bring About Change

Royal Blook (Vampire Kisses 6)

Okay, so this title reflects multiple truths for vampire romances especially this year.  My original prompting for this article was the stunning new covers for two upcoming releases from the Vampire Kisses series by Ellen Schrieber: “The Beginning” (April 21) and “Royal Blood” (May 19) .  Of course, ‘Vamplore’ basics dictate one or more bites by or of a vampire (stories vary) will  change a human into a vampire (if they live through it).  On a larger scale, we are also seeing a major increase in readership and demand for “books with a bite” aka: the Vampire Romance subgenre of Fantasy-Fiction.  The rise in vamplore popularity among teens and young adults is now also effecting change across merchandising, fashion, media and literature too, much like the piratology (skulls and cross bones) frenzy.  But let’s get back to these new book covers and change they follow in merchandising.

Personally, I loved the artsy feel of the first five illustrated covers in this series.  But I must admit the new gothic-inspired photograph in dramatic black & white with splashes of red or violet tones is a good move.  This change should help bring them into the same limelight as bestsellers Twilight, Vampire Academy, House of Night, and Blue Bloods.  Ellen Schreiber writes well-developed humorous teen love stories anyway, complete with captivating fun characters (Alexander and Raven are so cute together!)  So Vampire Kisses has captured and held my attention already, as well as the hearts of many teen readers across America. But I believe these covers will attract new readers and perhaps an older audience of college students and adult readers.  You might say Vampire Kisses is showing its fangs this year in YA fantasy marketing and it will likely place a sizeable bite on the vampire romance vein, draining it of some very sweet profits!

Vampire Kisses: The Beginning

On a larger scale, the Vampire Romance genre is growing with great energy and effecting change  in readership, classification, and related merchandising across markets of all ages over the past several months.  This sudden surge was prompted by, fed by or at least confirmed by the popular Twilight Saga novels and movie last fall (and yes Robert Pattinson as Edward).  Stephenie Meyer (author of Twilight) suggested this success may be largely due to the hole in fantasy-fiction left by the aftermath of the Harry Potter series.  But HP books never tapped into the romance genre or the hearts of love struck females ages 10-70 worldwide like Twilight has (and still going!) 

But now “vamplore” addicts have flung that door wide open drawing attention to similar genres Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Dark Fantasy.  Thankfully, a mass of writers and publishers are meeting our demands with an onslaught of “Immortal Fiction” bearing similar marketing appeal including vampires, were-animals, shape-shifters, mythological creatures, ghosts, faeries and magical creatures of The Fey, all kinds of immortal, paranormal, spiritual or otherwise supernatural beings, most of whom interact with and often fall in love with humans. As if we would hold any real appeal for such spectacular creatures, right? But we like to believe it, perhaps so we won’t mind too much having to return to the real world after such a great adventure! Continue reading