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New UK Releases in Paranormal Romance
The following list of new releases are from UK and US publishers, however they are based on UK publication dates only. Some of the books listed have already been published in the US, and being a Brit chick myself, I always want to know when books will be available for me in the UK, which is why I compiled this list. Hope you find it useful. All summaries from either Goodreads or Amazon
THE RENEGADE HUNTER (Argeneau Vampire #12)
12 July 2012, Gollancz
Nicholas Argeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires who break the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself. But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it’s second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea he would also want to kiss her senseless… One minute Josephine Willan is taking in a breath of fresh air, and the next sharp fangs are heading straight for her neck! Luckily a gorgeous stranger saves her life… and gets locked up for his troubles. Can a man who kisses so lovingly and passionately really have committed the crime he’s accused of? Jo isn’t so sure… and she’s determined to prove that this renegade hunter is worth fighting for.
SHADOW OF NIGHT (All Souls #2)
10 July 2012, Headline
Shortly after Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont timewalk to London, 1590, they discover that the past may not provide a safe haven after all. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy Matthew Roydon, the vampire falls back in step with a group of radicals known as the School of Night who share dangerous ideas about God, science, and man. Many of his friends are unruly daemonsn – the creative minds of the age who walk the fine line between genius and madness – including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot. Matthew, himself, is expected to continue to spy for Queen Elizabeth, which puts him in close contact with London’s cutthroat underworld. Together, Matthew and Diana scour the bookstalls and alchemical laboratories of London where they follow the elusive trail of Ashmole 782 – and search for the witch who will teach Diana to control her powers.
THE VAMPIRE SHRINK (Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist #1)
5 July 2012, Jo Fletcher Books (PB Edition)
As a rational scientist who knows full well that vampires are all hokum, Kismet Knight is the perfect choice to counsel troubled wannabe vamps. That is until she meets Devereux: a sexy, mysterious man who claims to be a real – and immensely powerful – 800-year-old vampire. Before she knows what’s happening, she is pulled into a whirlwind of inexplicable events that start her questioning everything she once believed about the paranormal. Kismet Knight is about to achieve her dream job – but becoming the Vampire Shrink is going to change her life. Forever.
WICKED NIGHTS (Angels of the Dark #1)
6 July 2012, Mira Books
Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless – and if he isn’t careful, he’ll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost… until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he’s never known before. Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation – or her ultimate damnation?
MIDNIGHT’S MASTER (Dark Warriors #1)
9 July 2012, St Martin’s Paperbacks
Defenders against evil. Bound by the gods. The Dark Warriors are taking their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world – where a woman’s love can set them free…”A Mystery Out Of Time” – Gwynn Austin has no idea why her father has disappeared on a mysterious trip to Scotland. When she goes on a desperate mission to search for him she finds more than she bargains for in a ruggedly handsome, wickedly exciting Highlander who exudes danger and mystery. And when she discovers her own link to Scotland, she’ll have to trust her heart to help lead her…”A Legend In The Flesh” – Propelled through time by powerful Druid Magic, Logan Hamilton uses his immortality and powers of the god inside him to help prevent the awakening of an ancient evil in the modern world. He never expects to find help in the form of a beautiful, alluring, and all too tempting woman whose passion and strength matches his own. Together, Logan and Gywnn must fight for their love – before a demon from the past destroys them both…
16 July 2012, Carina Press (Ebook)
Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancé, I impulsively walked out of my life—and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can’t control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price—my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself… With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils—including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to…
SAMURAI GAME (Ghostwalkers #10)
3 July 2012, Piatkus Books
In an underground club, a high-ranking public official spends his secret nights indulging in fantasies as exciting as they are depraved. For a seductive employee of the Dungeon, it’s her job to fulfill them. But she’s playing a far more dangerous game – one of blackmail, politics and murder that reaches into the shadow world of the GhostWalkers, and the creation of a spectacular, one-of-a-kind new weapon of defence. But when a dictator makes his own catastrophic moves, the GhostWalkers have no choice but to bring in two major players – a man and woman both driven by passion and revenge. Both expendable. Both with nothing left to lose.
ONCE BURNED (Night Prince #1)
5 July 2012, Avon Books
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all – but whatever you do, don’t call him Dracula. Vlad’s ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him – a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
EMBRACE THE DAMED (Brotherhood of the Damned #1)
5 July 2012, Berkley US
Over a thousand years ago Broder Grimsson committed murder and was punished by being made part of the Brotherhood of the Damned, ruled by Trickster God Loki. One thousand years later, as a reward for good service, Broder is given a romantic match by Loki, the beautiful Jessamine. But she is no ordinary woman, the truth of who and what she is, could have dangerous consequences. Though a future together is impossible, the desire between the two cannot be denied pushing them towards destruction as Broder is forced to return to his violent ways to protect Jessa.
SERPENTS KISS (Elder Races #3)
5 July 2012, Piatkus Books
In order to save his friend’s life, Wyr sentinel Rune Ainissesthai made a bargain with Vampyre Queen Carling – without knowing what she would ask from him in return. But when Rune attempts to make good on his debt, he finds a woman on the edge. Recently, Carling’s Power has become erratic, forcing her followers to flee in fear. Despite the danger, Rune is drawn to the ailing Queen and decides to help her find a cure for the serpent’s kiss – the vampyric disease that’s killing her. With their desire for each other escalating just as quickly as Carling’s instability spirals out of control, the sentinel and the queen will have to rely on each other if they have any hope of surviving the serpent’s kiss.