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Aug 3 2012 5:00pm
Fiction Affliction: August Releases in Paranormal Romance

Those who love fangs and fur and other iterations of paranormal romance are in for a busy August to close out a slow summer. Eighteen new titles shift and bite and…whatever…this month, including additions in long-running series by Lora Leigh (Breeds No. 27), Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark Hunters No. 22), Angela Knight (Mageverse No. 9) and Alexandra Ivy (Guardians of Eternity No. 9).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.

 

WEEK ONE

Magic Gone Wild (Bottled Magic #3), by Judi Fennell (August 1, Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Genie Vana Aphrodite is having a pretty rough day. She’s failing to live up to the name “Aphrodite,” she’s stuck living in her master’s attic, and her powers are on the fritz. To make matters even worse, her master’s great-grandson, Zane, informs her that she has completely ruined his family’s reputation. Zane is ready to sell his family’s estate, genie and all but Vana’s bound and determined to fix her past wrongs. Can Aphrodite prove to him that his life needs a little bit of magic?

Plain Fear:  Forbidden, by Leanna Ellis (August 1, Sourcebooks Landmark)

Rachel Schmidt Nussbaum, a young widow, is now seven and a half months pregnant with her first child. She blames herself for her husband Josef’s death and she believes that she is being punished by God for her past sins. So when a stranger arrives claiming to be an old friend from her wilder years, saying only she can fix things for him, for Josef, and for herself, she makes an impulsive decision to follow him. Thus begins a journey that will lead Rachel to the depths of ultimate danger, the potential for new love, and a battle that will decide both the fate of her soul and the life of her unborn child.

Desire After Dark (Lords of Pleasure #2), by Jo Carlisle (August 7, NAL)

Excess has long been the name of the game for vampire brothers Aldric, Soren, and Luc Fontaine. Now, one of them will leave behind La Petite Mort — New Orleans’ hottest fantasy resort for uninhibited adults — and discover an undeniable desire of his own. With his brothers Aldric and Soren under fire from all sides, Luc Fontaine should have stayed at La Petite Mort to take care of business. But the chance to get away was just too tempting — and what begins as a pleasant afternoon ride becomes a life-and-death battle with a savage werewolf.

Dream Lake (Friday Harbor #3), by Lisa Kleypas (August 7, St. Martin’s Griffin)

Dream Lake takes readers once again to the exquisite setting of Friday Harbor, and tells the story of Zoe Hoffman, an innkeeper who has all but given up on love. She’s a gentle, romantic soul, but has been so hurt in the past that she dare not trust her heart with anyone. Especially not Alex Nolan. Alex is the most haunted of all the Nolan brothers. He drinks to keep his demons at bay and not only has he given up on love, he has never, ever believed in it. Zoe and Alex are oil and water, fire and ice, sunshine and shadow.

Eternal Beast (Mark of the Vampire #4), by Laura Wright (August 7, Signet)

Ever since his abduction by the Eternal Order of Vampires, Gray Donohue has finally found his true calling: vengeance. He will stop at nothing to bring his fellow Impure vampires the freedom they deserve. Now if he could just release his primal need for the beautiful vampire who saved his life, and rules his thoughts and desires. After nearly killing the senator she was assigned to protect, Dillon is now in mortal danger.

Heart Secret, by Robin D. Owens (August 7, Berkley)

On the faraway planet Celta, there are some things you can never tell — until someone discovers your Heart Secret. When a virulent disease killed the woman he loved and her baby, Garrett Primross was left alive, a reluctant survivor. Now, as a private eye, he strives to banish the memories of his past and rebuild his life. But the Healers of Celta have something else in mind.

Hearts of Darkness (Deadglass #1), by Kira Brady (August 7, Zebra)

In the first of a dazzling new romantic trilogy, one woman’s courageous search plunges her into a millennia-old supernatural war—and an irresistible passion. Nurse Kayla Friday has dedicated her life to science and reason. But for her, Seattle is a place of eerie loss and fragmented, frightening memories. And now the only clue to her sister’s murder reveals a secret battle between two ancient mythologies, and puts Kayla in the sights of lethally-sexy werewolf mercenary Hart.

Master of Darkness (Mageverse #9), by Angela Knight (August 7, Berkley)

In the final Mageverse book, two werewolves must save humanity from a madman, despite their mutual distrust—and growing passion. Miranda Drake is the daughter of Warlock a werewolf sorcerer and sworn enemy of King Arthur. William Justice was born to a long line of cops and thinks protecting Miranda is his chance to redeem himself for not being able to stop Warlock’s manipulation of the werewolves into war.

Stygian’s Honor  (Breeds #27), by Lora Leigh (August 7, Berkley)

Window Rock, Arizona, is the last known location of Honor Roberts, who vanished when she was just thirteen. It was her only sanctuary from the Breed research that would surely have ended in her death—one such insidious experiment should, indeed, have killed her. That she lived is both a miracle—and a great mystery.

Time Untime (Dark-Hunter #22), by Sherrilyn Kenyon (August 7, St. Martin’s Press)

Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn’t understand. Images of places she’s never been and of a man she’s never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind.

Wilder (The Chosen Ones #5), by Christina Dodd (August 7, Signet)

As a young man, Aleksandr Wilder abandoned his duty—and for that lapse, he was tortured, tormented ... and transformed. Now he prowls the tunnels beneath the city, fighting on the frontline against the forces of hell, never daring to dream that he can live as a man again.

 

WEEK TWO

No new releases.

 

WEEK THREE

Savage Redemption, by Alexis Morgan (August 21, Harlequin)

Just when he’s getting his life back on track, the woman responsible for ruining it arrives in jeopardy-on his doorstep. When gunfire erupts just outside the gates of the O’Day estate, chief of security Conlan Shea is first on the scene. With bared fangs, the half vampire, half human gently turns the wounded victim over only to find himself staring into the exquisite turquoise eyes of the woman who ripped his heart out three years ago.

Shifter’s Destiny, by Anna Leonard (August 21, Harlequin)

Nothing can stop a shape-shifter from fulfilling his legacy except a beguiling yet forbidden young woman on a quest to save her sister. There are some boundaries mustangs must never cross-even for true love. Libby wasn’t looking for anything but escape when she took her little sister and fled the malevolent cult they once called family. When a horse appears to carry them from danger, she sees only a ride, and not the horn set in its forehead.

 

WEEK FOUR

Born to Bite, by Hannah Howell, Diana Cosby, and Erica Ridley (August 28, Kensington)

Darkly handsome and dangerously sexy, these voracious vampires are out for blood — and bound for eternal love.

Chosen (Dark Breed #3), by Sable Grace (August 28, Avon)

The unstoppable avenger, Kyana, takes on her new role as Goddess of the Hunt, joining with Ryker—the new Zeus and Kyana’s one true love—to save the world from vampires, demons, shapeshifters, and all manner of supernatural creatures of the night, in a battle that could carry them to the fiery depths of Hades itself.

Fear the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #9), by Alexandra Ivy (August 28, Zebra)

visions that portend the fate of the world. A rare and delicate creature, Cassie must be protected at all costs. Enter Caine, a powerful cur turned pureblooded Were whose recent tangles with a demon lord have left him in serious need of redemption. Caine is duty-bound to keep Cassie out of danger—and that means resisting his potent urge to seduce her.

How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days (10 Days #1), by Saranna DeWylde (August 28, Kensington)

Got Demon? Grace does. She’s got more demon than she can saddle. In fact, she’s got a sinfully sexy Crown Prince of Hell named Caspian. She’s also got ten days to get rid of him or Bad Things shall ensue.

The Demoness of Waking Dreams (The Company of Angels #2), by Stephanie Chong (August 28, Mira)

Even Angels can be tough. Ex-cop Brendan Clarkson is an angel with an edge. His tough exterior is the perfect camouflage for his job-hunting down the most dangerous criminals on earth. Brendan’s a self-reliant and demanding lone wolf, constantly on the brink of clashing with his superiors at the Company of Angels.


Author Suzanne Johnson is a book geek with a fondness for a good dystopia. Royal Street, the first in her Sentinels of New Orleans series, is set in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. Find Suzanne on Twitter and Facebook.

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