Part-murder mystery, part-romance, characters are relatable and refreshing in this spin-off, but the romance is a bit of a quick-burn bordering on insta-love.
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Regardless, Ward continues to craft a complex world, putting a new spin on the vampire. Synopsis: Bianca von Hasenberg did her duty for High House von Hasenberg and ended up trapped in a terrible marriage. When her husband dies unexpectedly and leaves her a happy widow, she vows never to marry again. Instead, she uses her connections to save other young women.
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Determined to find him, Bianca leaves against orders. When she refuses to return, her father sends Ian Bishop, the director of House von Hasenberg security, to haul her home like a recalcitrant child. Bianca leads Ian on a merry chase across the universe, but when their paths finally collide, she persuades him that they would be far more successful at finding her brother if they worked together.
She will do anything to save her sibling, even if it means spending time alone on a small ship with the handsome, infuriating man who once broke her heart. As clues lead them deep into rival House Rockhurst territory, Bianca must decide if she can trust Ian with the one piece of information that could destroy her completely. An ideal pick for: science fiction fans that enjoy space travel and heart-pounding romance. Despite being rife with sexual tension and intense chemistry, Aurora Blazing focuses on character development and exploration, delving into the science aspect of the genre in the tech savvy Bianca.
As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Euthalia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed.
The ring that Euthalia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other?
Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls? An ideal pick for: readers who enjoy epic fantasy, sizzling romance, slow-burn relationships, and impeccable world-building.
Highly recommended by Amanda Bouchet , Darynda Jones and Grace Draven , The Orchid Throne is a must-read start to a complex new fantasy series, delving into the corrupt political tendencies, grand battles, and social injustices often found in traditional fantasy narratives. Featuring a dual POV approach with a happy-for-now ending that sets the reader up for later installments in the series, The Orchid Throne is a compelling start to a new series full of adventure, danger, and sensual romance from Jeffe Kennedy.
Synopsis: Leyton is pretty much your normal town. Every year, for the month of October, Leyton opens its doors to the mortal world.
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They bring their money, their hokey human charm, and…they bring Him. Elijah Thorne is a proper thorn in my side. And a witch-hunter who, for some reason, is obsessed with the idea of hunting me. But this year…. So, the witch hunter and I have to team up with the rest of the town to stop her which would be easy if I could just, you know, stop falling in love with Eli long enough to finish the job.
An ideal pick for: contemporary romance readers looking for magical spin on the real world. A quick read in the form of a first-person, enemies-to-lovers novella, Love Spells for the End of the World is a charming read, pairing modern day conveniences with a fantasy landscape in the town of Leyton. Perhaps the best pick for fall , as it revolves around a hidden community and Halloween, Love Spells for the End of the World is the perfect fantasy-meets-contemporary pick-me-up. Synopsis: In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House.
To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House—and her heart. An ideal pick for: urban fantasy romance fans that enjoy plot lines focusing on magic. No cross-genre romance list would be complete without husband-wife duo, Ilona Andrews. Despite being a novel in a series, Sapphire Flames is accessible to new readers though it may be helpful to start from the beginning , following a new character in an established world in Catalina Baylor.
Urban fantasy in the sense that magic dictates status in a modern society, Sapphire Flames is a great choice for a multitude of readers so long as you enjoy fast-paced, magic infused narratives with characters that fall on the new adult spectrum.
Slow-burning, complex, and deeply imagined, Sapphire Flames is a great cross-genre pick for fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal romance readers. Synopsis: Will love break the spell? Though Bao now despises her, Lan vows to make amends and help break the spell. They journey with Wei, getting tangled in the webs of war, blood magic, and romance along the way. Or will they be doomed to live out their lives with black magic running through their veins? The only one who can save her is a lord so infamous that some say he is the son of the Devil himself.
Navarre is struggling with his lifetime of solitude. Turned into a vampire long ago, he longs to meet a woman who will love him. Little does he know, she waits for him in a local bookstore. Lainey has no idea what she is in for when she is drawn to the old, spooky house, but something is calling to her. How was she to know that Micah, an alien from Xanthia, would be waiting for her there. A tormented soul A tortured love He must see her again. Her resemblance to his long-ago love and her beauty lures him to Lea For beautiful heiress Sheree West, vampires are more than a fantasy.
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They are an obsession. Night after night, she dresses in black and immerses herself in L. Searching for a lover who is more than a man. A creature of the dark w A fairie of the light A creature of the night Romance and intrigue across dimensions A young woman in need of rescue and shelter awakens Devlin Andreas.
He soon discovers this beauty is not as she appears and is embroi She is mysterious, alluring, a creature of the night, torn between two unforgettable men. Kyle Bowden. A gorgeous, golden-haired artist full of passion and life, Kyle is ready to give his soul to Mara--until he learns her terrible secret And when twi A talented beauty. A tormented soul. A tortured love. Her resemblance to his long-ago love and her beauty lures him to Leanne, a singer in the cast of "The Phantom of the Opera". Jason Blackthorne pretends to be a cop when, in tr A Vampire In Chains Held captive in a basement prison, wrapped in silver chains, the vampire Gideon is too weak to fight the monster who enslaves him.
Tall, dark, mysterious -- and with a faint scar on his cheek that only makes him more gorgeous -- Kaiden Thorne is one schoolgirl obsession Skylynn never forgot.
Now, returning to her childhood home after A woman doesn't find a near-naked man lying on the road every night, and especially not one who looks as good as this one. With a bump on his head and unable to remember much, he definitely needs her help. Sandy already has her own problems — a fai The irresistibly seductive owner of the hottest casino in Nevada, Zack has tasted every wicked pleasure Sin City can offer.
But never in his six hundred year A Vampire's Kiss Is Forever Once featured in a horror movie, the crumbling Wolfram estate is said to be haunted by ghosts, witches, and worse. But Elena doesn't believe a word of it -- until she spends the night and wakes up in the arms of a co Like dusk from dawn, like fire from frost, we are divided from you.
From ancient Greece to small-town Louisiana, in Transylvania and the Night World, for eons we have wandered, alone. We live, and we sense you. Different, we are yet the same.
We are She likes her men with a heartbeat. And she's just met one who's full of life: Erik Delacourt, the unreasonably sexy man she keeps meeting at a popular L. Trapped within a painting, unable to quench the hel Desire Casts A Dark Spell Savanah Gentry's life was so much simpler when she was a reporter for the local newspaper. That was before her father's sudden death drew her into a mysterious new world she was just beginning to understand. A Vampire hu Passion Has A Darker Side Kathy McKenna was sure that the little Midwestern town of Oak Hollow would be isolated enough for safety, but the moment the black-clad stranger walked into her bookstore, she knew she was wrong.
Raphael Cordova exudes s In the world of the Undead there are strange codes of conduct, dark rituals, and dating games, as they seduce the Only a woman with nothing left to lose knocks on a vampire's door and asks for help. Shannah Davis is convinced that the mysterious dark-haired man she's followed for months can save her life--if he doesn't kill her Cara DeLongpre wandered into the mysterious Nocturne club looking for a fleeting diversion from her sheltered life.
Instead she found a dark, seductive stranger whose touch entices her beyond the safety she's always In the still of the night, a vicious killer is leaving a trail of mutilated bodies drained of blood. Forever by Judy Blume is one that immediately comes to mind. That book has a lot of sex in it. It was written for the YA audience and the main characters are in high school. Better Off Red has explicit sex, but Ginger is She acts and talks like a typical New England 18 year old.
So who the hell was I going to sell this book to? Luckily Bold Strokes was willing to deal with me and Ginger, and that part of the story is history, but then I had to market the damn thing. And that was tricky too. Then along comes this New Adult business and I feel lik e Ginger and the girls of Alpha Beta Omega finally have a little place where they belong.
Where dealing with class schedules and new relationships and parents and vampires all makes sense. All of my main characters will be between They will all be in college and dealing with their sexuality and their parents and race and the undead. Personal perspective is an odd thing. Most recently I was telling the Boyfriend about a pair of Sally Jessy, big red rimmed sunglasses my sister picked out for me in 6th grade to take to camp. We were in Wal-greens and she was telling me that those sunglasses were cool. It was a day she had to take a her little sister to the store.
For me that was the first time in my pre-teen life that my big sister, easily the coolest person I knew she wore Exclamation! I texted her about it the other night and we both had a laugh remembering those silly sunglasses that we quite a hit at camp. What does this have to do with writing? Something interesting happened the other day.