March 1, 2011 New Releases in Paranormal Romance and Manga

The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 4 (Manga) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1 (Dark-Hunter Manga) The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 2 (Dark-Hunter Manga) The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 3

River Marked (Mercy Thompson 6) Patricia Briggs
Iron Crowned (Dark Swan 3) Richelle Mead
Vampire Diaries: The Return 3: Midnight – L. J. Smith
Demonglass (Hell Hall 2) Rachel Hawkins
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Clarity by Kim Harrington
Green Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane 2) Jaye Wells

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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

March 2010 New Releases in Vampire/Paranormal Romance Novels

MARCH 2010 New Releases
Mar 2: Shift (Werecats/Shifters 5) by Rachel Vincent
Born To Be Wild (The Others 8) by Christine Warren
Roadkill (Cal Leandros 5) by Rob Thurman
Velvet Haven (Immortals of Annwyn 1) by Sophie Renwick
Atlantis Redeemed (Warriors of Poseidon 5) by Alyssa Day
Master of Fire (Berkley Sensation) by Angela Knight
Mar 9: Hourglass (Evernight 3) by Claudia Gray
The Vampire and the Virgin (Love at Stake 8) by Kerrelyn Sparks
Mar 16: Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
Shadow Souls (Vampire Diaries The Return 2) by L. J. Smith
Mar 18: Audio CD: Blue Moon (Anita Blake 8) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Mar 18: Audio CD: Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake 9) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Mar 23: Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
The Devil’s Playground
(Morgan Kingsley 5) by Jenna Black
Mar 30: Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson 5) by Patricia Briggs
The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane) by Jaye Wells
Beyond the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity 6) by Alexandra Ivy

02.03.2009 Release “Bone Crossed” by Patricia Briggs

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

 

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Bone Crossed

Mercy Thompson Novels, Book 4
By Patricia Briggs
Release Date: February 3, 2009
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Product Description

New in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.

In a world where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people” (Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy’s found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

Product Details:  Binding: Hardcover, 320 pages


Editorial Reviews

Review
“In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best.”
Locus

“The best new urban fantasy series I’ve read in years.”
New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong

“I love these books.”
New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris

“Top-notch paranormal mystery.”
Publishers Weekly