Time to go to the dark side? Check out some new paranormals
Here are some newer paranormal, urban fantasy and sci-fi romances, compiled for you and HEA by some of our favorite romance authors (info provided by publishers and/or their websites):
A Demon in Waiting by Holley Trent (Crimson Romance). After 28 years, skeptic John Tate is cast out of his cult. As he has neither money nor education, he's completely without prospects. That is, until Gulielmus, his long-silent demon daddy, swoops in with a job offer this half incubus can't refuse: seducing women for Team Hell. Sounds like a great gig for a virgin.
Under the Full Moon: Book 2 in the Swamp Magic Series by Bobbi Romans (Crimson Romance). Deep in the humid swamps, a sorceress war rages. Demetrius, heir to the late Swamp Witch, hunts down the men his mother left bound by her dark magic. Cursed to be a laughably harmless swamp creature, armadillo shifter Damien stays deep in his cave. Well hidden and out of sight. Until he met Grace.
Fusion by Candace Sams (Crimson Romance). In the distant future, the entire galaxy is being decimated by the savage Condorian race. Two surviving allied fighters on an outlying world are doing everything they can to keep the enemy at bay. Colonel Soldar Nar and Sergeant Lyra Markham mean to get aboard an enemy vessel by pretending to be a travelling sex show. They'll perform for the voyeuristic amusement of their foes, fight their way to the bridge, and then call in a last massive strike. For them this is a one-way ticket. They're prepared to die right along with the enemy.
The following paranormal and sci-fi new releases were compiled for you byBrynna Curry, author of Fire's Ice.
A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper (Simon & Schuster). Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family's clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family's magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson's occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor Jed Trudeau keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn't need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially since Jed's got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard. Can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?
Prince of Shadows by Nancy Gideon (Simon & Schuster). The fourth original eBook in the steamy Shadows paranormal romance series features a woman forced to choose a mate, and a Shifter prince who may need to give up everything to win her. Held hostage until she chooses a mate, Kendra Terriot must play a careful courtship game when choosing among the dangerous Shifter heirs. As a prince in the House of Terriot, Cale knows he can be the leader his clan needs with Kendra at his side, but first he must learn to become the kind of man she desires. In a treacherous race for the crown, where weakness means death, the only way to win her trust could mean surrendering his throne. But the only way to win her heart could mean letting her go…
Cloak and Silence (The League #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's Press). One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have ever produced, Maris Sulle has always been an outsider. His secret cost him everything—his birthright, family, military career—and he sacrificed his own happiness to see his best friend reunited with the woman he loves. Now he's lost and adrift. Ture, badly hurt by everyone he's ever known, trusts only his best friend—and he's not even sure of her. But in his darkest hour, he's saved by a dream like hero, a man every bit as scarred and mistrusting as he is. Maris doesn't want a relationship, but there is something irresistible about Ture. And when old enemies return, these two must either stand together or die alone.
The following U.K. sci-fi romance releases were compiled for HEA by Rhoda Baxter, author of Having a Ball.
The Trouble With Heroes by Jo Beverley (Jo Beverley). The entire population of Gaia is threatened and all the obvious heroes are dead. Which leaves an unlikely hero and the woman he loves to save the world, but at what cost?
The following steampunk new releases were compiled for HEA by Deborah O'Neill Cordes, co-author of The Other Side of Heaven and the Roman Time travel series.
Poison in the Blood (Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, Book 2) by Robyn Bachar (Samhain). Banished from home while her husband adjusts to life as an immortal, blood-drinking chronicler, Emily Black is heartsick and struggling under the sensory barrage of a city drenched in ancient magic. When a friend asks for aid in solving a string of murders, she welcomes the distraction, despite the danger. Long before he met his soul mate, Michael Black made a commitment to join the Order of St. Jerome. He will live forever, forced to watch the woman he loves age and die. As Emily hunts the murderer, Michael struggles to protect her. But if he loses control of his hunger, the greatest threat to her safety could be Michael himself.
LeTour de Paris (The Chronicles of Tavara Tinker) by Sharon Skinner and Bob Nelson (Brick Cave Books). A historical steampunk adventure, this story introduces Tavara Tinker and her band of friends that are wrapped up in an alternative Victorian era world. By day, a proper Victorian Lady. By night, deep in the heart of industrial London, she maintains a research laboratory and a steam-powered factory where she creates the clothes and weapons for a new generation of adventurer.
TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE
The following time travel new releases were compiled for HEA by Patricia C. Lee, author of Destiny's Present.
Not Without Juliet (A Muir Witch Project #2) by : L. L. Muir. Juliet Bell has a hit man, the FBI, a long-lost sister, and a handful of handsome Highlanders hunting her through time. But she's not going back until she gets what's hers. Quinn's timing stinks. He's about to die a martyr. His only hope? Making one of his foes believe Quinn can control the future. Juliet and Quinn are thrown together, but they'll have to maneuver around a centuries-old curse and a villain with a higher purpose of his own.
The following historical paranormal and medieval romances were compiled for HEA by Eliza Knight, author of The Highlander's Triumph.
The Redeeming (Age of Faith) by Tamara Leigh (Tamara Leigh). Lady Gaenor Wulfrith is a woman scorned. And King Henry's pawn. After three broken betrothals, she is ordered to wed her family's enemy, a man she has never met and has good reason to fear. Faced with the prospect of an abusive marriage that will surely turn worse when her sin is revealed, she flees her family's home with the aid of a knight—a man who could prove her ruin.
Norse Jewel by Gina Conkle (Entangled Publishing). AD 1022. A stolen woman of rare qualities… Seized by marauders and taken to the icy northlands by the wolf-eyed Viking warrior, Helena will do whatever it takes to earn her freedom and return to France. A mighty Viking Chieftain… Betrayal has turned Hakan's heart to ice, but the spirited Frankish maid warms him in a way he's never known. The spell she weaves leaves them both breathless, but can he keep his promise to return her home even if it means he'll lose his precious jewel forever?
Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate: A Novel by Diana Wallis Taylor (Revell).Claudia's life did not start easily. The illegitimate daughter of Julia, reviled and exiled daughter of Caesar Augustus, Claudia spends her childhood in a guarded villa with her mother and grandmother. When Tiberius, who hates Julia, takes the throne, Claudia is wrenched away from her mother to be brought up in the palace in Rome. The young woman is adrift--until she meets Lucius Pontius Pilate and becomes his wife. When Pilate is appointed Prefect of the troublesome territory of Judea, Claudia does what she has always done: she makes the best of it.
The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Brynna Curry, author of Fire's Ice.
The Necromancer's Seduction by Mimi Sebastian (ImaJinn Books). She has never feared the walking dead. It's the power required to reanimate the dead that startles her, seduces her. The power that dwells inside her…and is growing. For Professor Ruby Montagne, being a necromancer has brought her nothing but heartache, and she walked away from that part of her life long ago. However, her quiet existence in San Francisco is shattered when she stumbles upon the body of a slain witch, and the supernatural community insists she transform him into a revenant to track the killer. But his murder was just the beginning, and Ruby soon realizes that the stakes are higher than anyone can imagine—and that revenants have nasty minds of their own...With events spiraling out of control, Ruby unravels a plot that not only threatens the human and demon realms, but puts Ruby's very soul in jeopardy. Because when the dead walk, no one is safe. Especially Ruby.
Asleep Fairytale Collection, Book 2 by Elizabeth Darcy (NPC Books). When her beloved Prince Devaran is abducted from her parents' castle during their engagement announcement ceremony, Princess Jessmyn vows that nothing will stop her from bringing his abductors to justice. Rescuing Dev won't be easy, and Jess will have to form an alliance with the other Realms if she's to win the most important battle of her life. Imprisoned in a forbidding tower, Dev tries to find a way to warn Jess of the perils she'll face. Weakened by deprivation and by the drugs administered by the madwoman who kidnapped him, Dev drifts between sleep and consciousness. As he relives cherished moments spent with Jess, Dev wonders if he'll ever again be with the woman he loves.
Shudder (Stitch Trilogy, Book 2) by Samantha Durante (Samantha Durante). It's only been three days, and already everything is different. Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa's life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she'd counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she'd thought she'd tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she's discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood. And then there are the visions. The memory-altering "stitch" unlocked something in Alessa's mind, and now she can't shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers - and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world's sorry history - will soon leave Alessa reeling...
Citiyo Dreams by Jamie Assiah (Jamie Assiah). In Citiyo Dreams, the reader is introduced to a seemingly ordinary young man named Cuidad, (Citiyo) Ramirez Jackson and a mysterious new guy named Jon. When they meet, they quickly discover that there are certain forces at play in their lives which have worked tirelessly to bring them together. Citiyo begins to sense the flow of time and events, and he realizes that fate seeks to bind people and places together in a shared destiny.
NEW ADULT PARANORMAL
Gargoyle (The Gathering #2) by Lorraine Beaumont (Lorraine Beaumont). Briar Cliff Township -- New England's best-kept secret...turns out it has a few secrets of its own. For much of the year Briar Cliff is exactly the same as any other small town snugly nestled in forests of the New England coast. But once a year when the winds change old stirrings arise from long kept secrets, forgotten misdeeds and a thirst for vengeance. And so it begins...Something wicked this way comes.
The following new paranormal new releases were compiled for HEA by ST Bende, author of Elsker.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike, a Dark Place by Victor Gischler (Dark Horse).Fresh from his latest attempt to get Buffy to act on her feelings for him, Spike, the once-terrifying vampire Big Bad, has fled to the dark side of the moon. His soul-searching trip leads him to a group of dangerous demons and a rude awakening from his reverie, which in turn leads him on an unexpected adventure to... Sunnydale! Working in an appearance by the main villains from Angel & Faith and a romantic liaison with a succubus, Victor Gischler (Deadpool, Punisher) brings Spike's character to vivid life, presenting this vampire who chose to have a soul with the hard truth about himself and his pursuit of the Slayer.
Roaring Midnight by Colleen Gleason (Avid Press). Macey Gardella is a typical young woman of the Roaring Twenties: she works a job, has her own flat, and loves to dance the Charleston. But when a mysterious man named Sebastian Vioget informs her she belongs to a family of vampire hunters, Macey is stunned and disbelieving. Yet, strange and frightening things begin to happen, and when Macey comes face-to-face with one of the fanged creatures, she has no choice but to believe Sebastian. And when she learns his own soul depends on her willingness to carry forth the family legacy and hunt the undead, Macey capitulates and joins the fight. Dodging gangster gunfire and trying to keep her nosy landlady from finding the stakes in her flat, Macey Gardella must navigate through a world of stunning violence, passionate romance, and dark betrayal...