Bound by the Vampire (2011)

Chloe Hart – Blood and Absinthe Series

Book 02 – Bound by the Vampire (11/22/2011)

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Celia Albright, an eighth-blood Fae and a spellcaster, is having a very bad day. She’s being targeted by an unknown assassin, and with most of her friends out of the city fighting demons, she goes to the only other person in Boston who might be powerful enough to help her.

Evan Grant is a vampire who prides himself on his survival instincts. He’s avoided the Fae ever since they killed his maker years ago, and he knows he’d be crazy to take a Faery girl under his protection—especially since it might be the Fae themselves who want Celia dead.

If he were smart, he’d send her away. But when he saves her life instead, Celia and Evan find themselves caught up in an adventure neither of them expected—and an attraction neither of them is prepared for.

EXCERPT

He cursed softly as he put his hand on the knob and turned it. If it was unlocked, he’d just stick his head in and make sure Celia was all right. If it didn’t open—

But it did.

The door opened soundlessly, and he took one step inside.

The moonlight pouring through the windows illuminated the girl lying asleep on the bed. Her long red hair was lustrous and loose, just as he’d imagined, and she was wearing a white cotton camisole top and plaid pajama bottoms. Her arms were flung out to the sides and her legs were tangled in the sheets, as if she’d been tossing and turning. Evan tuned his senses to her and was relieved to find her heartbeat and breathing slow and even. She was perfectly well.

Which meant that he had no reason to stay.

But instead of taking a step backwards, he took one forwards.

And another.

Before he knew it he was in the middle of the room, and the effort to keep from going closer was making him shudder.

She looked like an angel. Her lips were parted slightly, and her softly rounded breasts rose and fell with her breathing. Her delicate scent hung in the air, making his body harden and his incisors ache.

He closed his eyes, wracked with a hunger more powerful than anything he’d ever felt.

Hunger for Celia.

It was more than bloodlust…it was a need so deep he knew he’d never be free of it again. It was a need that seemed to come from his very soul, if he could’ve laid claim to such a thing.

But she wasn’t for him. He needed to get the hell out of here, and right now.

Then he opened his eyes and froze.

Celia had woken up, and she was looking straight at him.

More than Meets the Ink (2011)

Elle Aycart – Bowen Series

Book 01 – More than Meets the Ink (6/28/2011)

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Wickedly sexy James Bowen is a bad boy of the highest order — tattoos and attitude included — which unfortunately ranks way up on Tate’s not-a-chance-in-hell list, right there along with skydiving naked over Teheran and juggling Ebola vials just for kicks. But what the heck, she’s on holiday, the guy is absolutely irresistible, and she needs to unplug from her life. With her dad and brother gone, Tate is left to deal with the family restaurant, which is fast going down the drain. Her employees are acting out, her boyfriend has bailed out, and her very own private stalker is emailing her to death with lovely threats of doom, fire, and dismemberment. So yeah, maybe a little holiday fling is in order. Strictly sex though, and no follow-up whatsoever once.

She hadn’t counted on her take-charge holiday fling having an opinion of his own and stubbornly sticking around, before and after the sex, making himself at home in her life. There is definitely more to James than meets her prejudiced eye, and even if she’s not ready to look deeper, James isn’t prepared to permit her not to.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content and graphic language.

A Dark Kiss of Rapture (2011)

Sylvia Day – Renegade Angels Series

Book 0.5 – A Dark Kiss of Rapture (10/6/2011)

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Of all the Fallen, Raze’s hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that flow through it… until one night and one woman change everything.

Kimberly McAdams is smart, beautiful, and wealthy. She can have any man she wants, but the moment she sets eyes on the lethally stunning Raze she knows he’s the man she needs. As one searingly erotic night burns into something deeper and far more vital than either of them expected, an adversary from Raze’s past sees a chance for revenge. Twisted by hatred, she will take from Raze what was taken from her—the precious gift of love.

Blood Lite II: Overbite (2011)

Anthology – Blood Lite II: Overbite (9/27/2011)

by Kevin J. Anderson, Kelley Armstrong, L.A. Banks, Allison Brennan, Nancy Kilpatrick, Heather Graham, and others

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Putting the fun back into dark fiction, this new collection of humorous and highly entertaining horror-filled tales features sidesplitting stories by such “New York Times”-bestselling authors as Heather Graham, L.A. Banks, and Kelley Armstrong.

Wicked Werewolf Night (2011)

Lisa Renee Jones – Werewolf Society Series

Book 01 – Wicked Werewolf Night (12/19/2011)

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A witch after his secrets. A werewolf after her pleasure.

Nico Moore is the leader of of The Werewolf Society’s elite Royal Guard. Aylia Richardson is the witch who calls to the beast in Nico, but destiny has also made her the keeper of a gift that threatens the very existence of his race. To destroy this gift will destroy this woman…the only one he has ever dared to call ‘mate’.

From Bad to Cursed (2011)

Katie Alender – Bad Girls Don’t Die Series

Book 02 – From Bad to Cursed (6/14/2011)

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Worried about her sister, Alexis and her best friend Megan decide to investigate by joining the Sunshine Club. At first, their connection with leader Aralt seems harmless. Alexis even finds herself reveling in her elegance and success. Still, the group is crumbling from within, and soon Alexis finds herself battling her own personal demons.

Angel Fire (2011)

Lisa Unger as Lisa Mascione – Lydia Strong Series

Book 01 – Angel Fire (8/9/2011)

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The gripping debut thriller that established Lisa Unger, writing as Lisa Miscione, as a crime novelist to watch.

The childhood murder of Lydia Strong’s mother has turned her into a woman obsessed with bringing brutal killers to justice. The reclusive, bestselling true-crime writer and investigative consultant has made a life out of chasing monsters. And her powerful intuitions rarely fail her.

When three adults–loners, drifters–go missing, no one seems to notice except for Lydia. Enlisting the help of her friend, former FBI agent Jeffrey Mark, Lydia starts an investigation of her own. But when someone raises the stakes and goes after Lydia–just as fifteen years ago when she put the FBI on the trail of her mother’s killer–the real hunt begins.

“Lisa Unger writes with sharp psychological insight and bone-deep understanding of her characters.”–Luanne Rice