The time has come for Meredith Gentry to put aside her detective work and fulfill her ultimate obligation to the world of Faerie – where her efforts to conceive an heir to the throne of the Unseelie Court are crucial to restoring magic, and life itself, to the fey kingdom. And though her quest may be rife with pleasures, the shadows of intrigue continue to suffuse the royal court…and sabotage may lurk at any turn.
While the Unseelie Mound reawakens in the dead gardens, powerful curses are at work. Merry’s uncle, the King of Light and Illusion, schemes to accuse her immortal guardsmen of heinous crimes. And Merry’s own command of magic has turned wildly and dangerously unpredictable. As plots and counterplots are hatched, and strategies and subterfuges played out, the destiny of an entire world turns upon the fortunes of Merry Gentry: object of obsession, target of treachery, pawn of uncertain fate.
Karen Marie Moning - Bloodfever
I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who'd get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic. When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I've learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it…. MacKayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets. In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh - a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious. For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.…
Karen Marie Moning - Faefever
Karen Marie Moning's 'Fever' series is a coast-to-coast hit! The first two titles in this national bestselling series, Darkfever and Bloodfever, appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. In FAEFEVER, Karen Marie Moning returns to the shadowy Dublin Otherworld in an undeniably sexy novel her fans are feverish for. Changed by the choices she made in order to survive, Mac no longer is the naïve, idealistic, and glamorous girl newly arrived in Dublin. Now, on a quest to find her sister's killer, she is a major player in a deadly game, but with one great advantage: she knows how to find the one thing Fae and human alike are willing to kill for - the Sinsar Dubh, an ancient book of magic so dark it corrupts anyone who touches it. What Mac soon discovers, however, is worse than she had imagined. Surrounded by treachery, her enemies indistinguishable from her allies, she can be certain of only one thing - as All Hallows' Eve approaches, her time is running out.
Laurell K. Hamilton - A Lick of Frost
You also know my circumstances; to be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline, and give birth to an heir of my own. And if I fail? Then my aunt, Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: to place her twisted son, Cel, upon the throne of Faerie . . . and kill me. I am surrounded by loyal guards, and my best loved - my Darkness and my Killing Frost - are sworn to protect me and to make love to me. Yet for all our eager carnal efforts, I remain childless . . . while the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates remain tireless. So my bodyguards and I, hoping to outrun the gathering shadows of court intrigue, have slipped back into Los Angeles. But it seems exile is not enough to escape those with dark designs upon us.
Karen Marie Moning - Dreamfever
He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister's murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac's every thought - and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust. As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V'lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister's diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac's greatest enemy delivers a final challenge... It's an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth - about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons and about the world she thought she knew.
Karen Marie Moning - Darkfever
MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens. When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone - Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister's killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae…. As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book - because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….
Laurell K. Hamilton - Elnyel a sötétség
Meredith NicEssus hercegnőnek nincs sok ideje feldolgoznia nagybátyjától, a Fény és Illúzió Királyától elszenvedett erőszakot és kedvese, Gyilkos Fagy elvesztését. A vad falka élére áll, hogy megtorolja anyjaként szeretett és tisztelt nagyanyja halálát. A legfőbb célpontok azonban ő maga és méhében hordott ikergyermekei, valamint az utódok apjai, a testőrei. Andais, a Levegő és Sötétség Királynője Unseelie Udvartartásából a trón eddigi várományosa, Cel korábban sem fogta vissza gyilkos indulatait. Ezúttal is kíméletlenül a hercegnő és sarjai elpusztítására tör. Ugyanakkor nagybátyja, Taranis – feltételezett apai jogon – magának követeli Merry gyermekeit. Eközben a tündérdombok megvetett udvara, a sluagh virágba és mágiába borulva újfent megerősödik. Ám az éjfekete éjrepülők is kevesek megmenteni az önkéntes száműzetésbe kényszerülő újdonsült királynőt és kíséretét. Eljön a leszámolás, a mindent eldöntő csata ideje: Merry csak az Istennő, a Hitves segedelmében és oltalmában bízhat, hogy ő és gyermekei, szerettei túlélik az összecsapást. Vajon fény derül-e Meredith apja, Essus herceg halálának körülményeire? Lesújt-e újra a kegyetlen gyilkos? Mit kell feladnia a hús és vér kezének hatalmával bíró hercegnőnek azért, hogy elnyerje személyes boldogságát.
Nicole Jacquelyn - Craving Constellations
How could someone make decision after decision attempting to get away from their past and somehow end up right back where they started? When Brenna decided to leave the only life she’d ever known, she swore she’d never go back. Now, five years later, she’s running from her clean-cut husband straight back to the motorcycle club that raised her… and the man she left behind. She left with a secret, and the truth will soon break her carefully constructed life wide open. Warning: This book contains graphic sex and language, domestic abuse, and the loss of a child. It is meant for mature audiences.
Sunny - Mona Lisa Blossoming
In this at times hilarious but slight sequel to Sunny's erotic paranormal debut, Mona Lisa Awakening (2006), Mona Lisa, a "Mixed Blood Queen" who's part human and part Monère (a humanoid race that originally came from the moon), moves from Manhattan to the New Orleans area to reign over 423 Monère. Lisa, who can change into a Bengal tiger and heal through intimate relations, learns much about Monère culture, but the matriarchal clan's history and their plans for Earth are never sufficiently explained, nor is there much of a plot other than a turf battle between Lisa and Mona Louisa, a rival queen from Mississippi, who despises Lisa's tainted blood. The sex scenes range from the extremely passionate to the repulsively beastly. Hopefully, the next installment will have a more cohesive story line.
Karen Marie Moning - Shadowfever
In Dreamfever, Karen Marie Moning has left listeners with the most heart-stopping cliff-hanger to date. Shadowfever will answer all the questions fans have been dying to know in the final chapter of MacKayla Lane's shockingly suspenseful and deeply satisfying adventure.
Bella Andre - I Only Have Eyes for You
Fall in love with the Sullivans in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance series! Over a million books sold so far! In I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, Sophie Sullivan, a librarian in San Francisco, was five years old when she fell head over heels in love with Jake McCann. Twenty years later, she's convinced the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. That is, when he bothers to look at her at all. But when they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it's long past time to do whatever it takes to make him see her for who she truly is...the woman who will love him forever. Jake has always been a magnet for women, especially since his Irish pubs made him extremely wealthy. But the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend's off-limits younger sister...he can't risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret. Only, when Sophie appears on his doorstep as Jake's every fantasy come to life--smart, beautiful, and shockingly sexy--he doesn't have a prayer of taking his eyes, or his hands, off her. And he can't stop craving more of her sweet smiles and sinful kisses. Because even though Jake knows loving Sophie isn't the right thing to do...how can he possibly resist? (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love) THE SULLIVANS series: Book 1: The Look of Love (Chase & Chloe) Book 2: From This Moment On (Marcus & Nicola) Book 3: Can't Help Falling In Love (Gabe & Megan) Book 4: I Only Have Eyes For You (Sophie & Jake) Book 5: If You Were Mine (Zach & Heather) Book 6: Let Me Be The One (Ryan & Vicki) Book 7: Come A Little Bit Closer (Smith & Valentina) Book 8: Always On My Mind (Lori & Grayson) Book 8.5: One Perfect Night (co-starring Mia & Rafe Sullivan, The Seattle Sullivans) Book 9: The Way You Look Tonight (Rafe & Brooke, The Seattle Sullivans) Book 10: Kissing Under The Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas (Mary & Jack) Book 11: It Must Be Your Love (Mia & Ford, The Seattle Sullivans) Book 12: Just To Be With You (Ian, The Seattle Sullivans) ~ coming March 5, 2014! Author's Note: While I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the earlier Sullivan books, too. REVIEWS: "How could you not love Bella Andre and the Sullivans? If you asked me to pick just one of the Sullivan Series that would be my favorite, I would have to laugh. There is no way to choose. Each story is wonderfully written and flows into the next book seamlessly. 5 Stars!" ~ Ann M, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews "Bella Andre writes warm, sexy contemporary romance that always gives me a much needed pick me up. Reading one of her books is truly a pleasure." New York Times Bestselling author Maya Banks ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Having sold more than 3 million books, Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages.
Lorelei James - Long Hard Ride
Channing Kinkaid itches for a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Enter Colby McKay, bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. He knows he's found a woman who's up to the challenge of cutting loose. Intrigued by Channing's bold proposition to "horse around" on the road, Colby proposes sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in those of his two rodeo traveling partners. Can Channing give up total control? Especially when not all is as it seems with the sexy trio?
Mary Robinette Kowal - Valour and Vanity
Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic--known here as glamour--is real. In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute. Jane and Vincent are helped by a kind local they meet en route, but Vincent is determined to become self-reliant and get their money back, and hatches a plan to do so. But when so many things are not what they seem, even the best laid plans conceal a few pitfalls. The ensuing adventure is a combination of the best parts of magical fantasy and heist novels, set against a glorious Regency backdrop.
Laurell K. Hamilton - Isteni vétkek
Mintha nem lenne elég az ikreivel terhes Meredith NicEssus faerie hercegnőnek visszarázódnia a Los Angeles-i mindennapok valóságába – odahagyva trónt és koronát –, a rendőrség egy sorozatgyilkossági ügyben kéri segítségét: a városban élő féltündéket valaki brutális módon lemészárolja, a holttesteket pedig tündérmesekönyv-illusztrációk mintájára rendezgeti el. Ráadásul feltűnik az Angyalok városának tündérkeresztanyja is, csáberejének mindenhatóságába vetett megingathatatlan hitével. Merrynek nemcsak az emberek világában kell helyt állnia, a mágia visszatérő hatalmával újraéledő sidhe udvartartások intrikái is megnehezítik életét, ugyanakkor testőrei és szeretői – belső konfliktusoktól, vetélkedésektől sem mentes – hadával is meg kell birkóznia. Azt hitte, sikerült hátrahagynia a vért és a politikát; idilli életről álmodott a napsütötte Los Angelesben, szerettei körében. De itt az ideje az ébredésnek, rájönni, hogy a gonosz nem ismer határokat, és senki nem él örökké – még a mágiával élők sem. Hamilton erotikával fűszerezett fantasyregény-sorozatának újabb kötete a hű rajongókat ismét bűbájának hatása alá vonja.
Aline Hunter - Make Me Shiver
When Lacey loses control of her vehicle and finds herself trapped by ice and snow, she knows there's only one person to call for help. Unfortunately, Michael may cause more turmoil than relief. She's lusted for the gorgeous Dom ever since she first laid eyes on him. Trouble is, he doesn't do vanilla and she's not a submissive…or is she? Michael's hungered for Lacey for months,so when he notices her fleeting glimpses and blush-stained cheeks as he rescues her from an altercation with a guardrail, he decides it's time to push the sultry beauty's boundaries…only to discover Lacey's not as reserved as she thinks. Physical attraction blossoms into something neither anticipates, taking Michael and Lacey beyond kink, dominance, and submission. Their newfound connection is strong until a flame from Michael's past returns, shatters the fragile trust he and Lacey have only just developed and threatens to destroy something neither wants to surrender.
Kresley Cole - A démonkirály csókja
Tudta, hogy egy csóktól a királynéja lesz… Kresley Cole lenyűgöző regénye egy démonkirályról, aki koronája visszaszerzéséért küzd, és a gonosz varázslónőről, aki a férfi legtitkosabb vágyait használja ki, hogy az útjába álljon. A férfi rögeszméje a varázslónő, aki testét odaadja, de a szívét nem. Miután Sabine, az Illúziók királynője a búvóhelyére csalogatja, és csapdába ejti Rydstrom Woede-ot, a könyörtelen harcos küzd a királynő csábítása ellen. Ádáz démontermészete azonban vágyik a pompás testre. Rydstrom a szökést tervezi, de közben meg akarja kaparintani Sabine-t – a saját feltételei szerint. A királynő bukását a csatákban sebeket szerzett démon okozza, aki megesküszik, hogy mindenáron megtartja a lányt. Amikor Rydstrom kiszabadul, elrabolja Sabine-t, és ezzel szerepet cserélnek. Most a lány küzd, hogy ellenálljon a felséges gyötrelemnek. És minden találkozás során egyre jobban vágyik könyörtelen ellenfelére. Nem lenne szabad ennyire akarniuk egymást… Ha le tudják győzni a közöttük álló sötét ellenséget, vajon meghozza-e Sabine a végső áldozatot, hogy megmentse démonát? Vagy a büszke király leteszi a koronáját meg a fegyvereit, hogy megtartsa a varázslónőt?
Jessica Therrien - Oppression
Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning - and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.
Jessica Therrien - Uprising
Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council's reach. As long as they believe she's dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable. When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn't need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she'll fight to the death. He's threatened the people she loves. It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council's oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive.
Erika Johansen - The Queen of the Tearling
On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown. Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust. But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend…if she can survive. The Queen of the Tearling introduces readers to a world as fully imagined and terrifying as that of The Hunger Games, with characters as vivid and intriguing as those of The Game of Thrones, and a wholly original heroine. Combining thrilling action and twisting plot turns, it is a magnificent debut from the talented Erika Johansen.
Laurell K. Hamilton - Ezüstgolyó
Anita Blake élete lecsendesedett, majdnem normális hétköznapjait éli St. Louis-ban - már amennyire normális hétköznapokat élhet egy hivatásos vámpírhóhér és szövetségi rendőrbíró - amikor egy vámpír a múltból bejelentkezik. Minden Sötétségek Anyját elméletileg elpusztította egy robbantásos merénylet. Ugyanakkor hogyan lehetséges elpusztítani egy vámpírt, aki megteremtette magukat a vámpírokat? Meg lehet ölni egy istent? Eddig nem sikerült, és most ez az isten, pontosabban istennő, úgy érzi, eljött a nap, hogy végre hatalmába kerítse Anitát és Amerika összes vámpírját. Minden Sötétségek Anyjának tetteit az vezeti, hogy szentül hiszi: Jean-Claude, Anita és a vérfarkas Richard Zeeman triumvirátusa elegendő hatalmat ruházhatna rá, hogy ismét testet ölthessen, és megvethesse lábát az Új Világban. Csakhogy a test, amire a fogát feni, már foglalt.
Laurell K. Hamilton - A Kiss of Shadows
Laurell K. Hamilton revitalized vampires, werewolves, and zombies in the popular Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter books. In this new series, she updates faeries. A Kiss of Shadows introduces Merry Gentry, a.k.a. Meredith NicEssus, a faerie princess of the Unseelie Court, where politics is a blood sport. Merry, who's part sidhe (elvish), part brownie, and part human, never really fit in. She's short, not skilled in offensive magic, and mortal because of her human blood. These are real liabilities when your family, especially aunt Andais, Queen of Air and Darkness, is out to kill you. Merry has been in hiding for three years, living in Los Angeles and working for the Grey Detective Agency, which specializes in "supernatural problems, magical solutions." A new case sets her against a man who uses forbidden magic to seduce fey women and drain their power. A plan to trap him goes awry and Merry's cover is blown. Now Andais knows where she is. But things have changed in Andais's court, and Merry is changing too. Despite the selkies, brownies, goblins, and ogres in this book, it's not for children. The fey are "creatures of the senses"--and in the Unseelie court, sex and pain go together. Merry is sexually adventurous and surrounded by gorgeous, powerful males, most of whom want her badly. She's politically savvy and no coward, though she's not the warrior Anita is. Hamilton fans and readers of adult fairy tales like Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy will want to give Merry a look. --Nona Vero