Only ten new paranormal romance titles make the (often virtual) bookshelves in April. Look for new titles from Michele Hauf, Jennifer Ashley, Juliette Cross, and Kimberly Derting, as well as an erotic paranormal title from Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure.
Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.
Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.
Werewolf Stryke Saint-Pierre knows Paris socialite Blyss Sauveterre must be handled carefully. She once used their sizzling attraction to steal an infamous diamond, and he won’t risk her manipulating him again. Blyss cannot let the brooding werewolf know that these heists pay for an elixir to keep her wolf at bay, and they’ve kept her safe until now. When her latest raid puts a pack of deadly demons on her trail, Blyss knows Stryke is her only hope. On the run and in danger, dare Blyss let her inner wolf run wild with the one man who’s ever got close to her heart? (Digital)
Julian yearns to confess his love to Faanshi, the elven healer who captivated him since their first chance encounter. Though he fears she and Kestar share a deep connection, he must thrust such worry aside as danger descends upon them and their uneasy elven allies. Faanshi’s connection to Kestar is inexplicable, born of her magic and their shared elven blood. She knows his every thought and desire, but her heart lies with Julian. She’ll have to find a way to tell him soon, even in the midst of rebellion. Though he knows not why, only that it involves his own recently discovered elven heritage, Kestar has risked the lives of everyone around him. For the Anreulag, the Voice of the Gods, has been freed of Her magical prison and will kill all in Her path until he is found. (Digital)
As a bear-shifter in a pack roaming the Scottish countryside, Bryce Matheson embodies brute force and untamed abandon. As a widower, he’s running scared. When Bryce attempted to open his scarred heart to another, she grew tired of waiting for him to state his intentions, and the unearthly beauty spurned him for someone who wasn’t worthy. Now that fate has conspired to set Kenzie Denune free once again, Bryce vows to finally win her love. Kenzie is a witch who summons her powers to protect those too weak to care for themselves. After surviving an abusive husband, she swears off men, even men like Bryce. Her life’s purpose is to help others. Dark forces have different plans for her gifts. To save herself, Kenzie must team up with the shifter who has always stirred her soul, and trust in a passion powerful enough to set her blood aflame. (Digital)
To cement the leadership of his North Carolina Shiftertown, Bowman O’Donnell agreed to a “mating of convenience.” Two powerful wolf shifters, he and Kenzie keep the pack in order and are adored by all. Bowman would do anything to protect Kenzie, for in each other’s arms they’ve found far more than friendship. But as strong as their attachment is, they still haven’t formed the elusive mate bond, the almost magical joining of true mates. Now with a monster ravaging the countryside and threatening the Shiftertown community, some in the pack fear that a pair without a true mate bond isn’t strong enough to lead. Bowman and Kenzie will have to rely on their instinctive trust in one another to save their Shifters, and the ensuing battle will either destroy them or give them the chance to seize the love they’ve always craved.
Cursed by the dark mage who killed her, Hilda Janssen has wandered the Earthly plane as a ghost for fifty years, finally finding her place as an IRT hunter, policing supernatural misfits trapped on Earth after a brutal war. When a demon attacks, putting her team in mortal danger, Hilda sacrifices herself to save her friends. She’s already died once; what difference will doing it again make? Instead of meeting a final death, Hilda is cast into the Void, a magical prison from which there is no escape. Her only hope is Cade Kerrigan, the lover she left behind after her first death. Their bond and his magic are the only things strong enough to pull her through the Veil. Cade has no idea his soulmate came back as a ghost, and he isn’t too happy to have been left in the dark. They must put aside the baggage of the past to save Hilda from a fate worse than death. (Digital)
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Beauty’s Kingdom (Sleeping Beauty #4)—A.N. Roquelaure (April 21, Viking)
Now, twenty years after they were forced to leave the kingdom to return to their homeland, Beauty and her husband Laurent agree to travel back as its king and queen, to uphold the ways of complete sensual surrender, with a twist: they now insist on voluntary servitude in Bellavalten. Countless eager princes, princesses, lords, ladies, and common folk journey to Beauty’s new kingdom where she and her husband awaken their domain, ushering in a new era of desire, longing, and sexual ecstasy. (Erotic fantasy by Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure.)
One demon prince may be festering in the bowels of the soul eater Cocytus, but Genevieve’s troubles are far from over. Prince Bamal, demon lord of New York City, still wants her. He wants her to control her inherent power as a Vessel of Light. With Jude Delacroix off searching for the prophecy, Thomas, a guardian angel, steps into the gap, offering her the power to protect herself. The transfer of that power comes through a kiss. While Gen’s love for Jude is true, Thomas stirs a desire where there should be none. Thomas also knows Jude’s darkest secret and plans to use it to win Gen for his own. While her Vessel power grows and more demon spawn creep from every corner of the world, one thing is certain, the Great War between the angels and demons is approaching. And Gen is in a race to awaken her full power before the storm breaks. (Digital)
The head of the Five Clans of the Dragon Kings was raised among the privileged of his dying race, His influence is waning while the Dragon Kings must solve the puzzle of their slow extinction. When a captive escapes his compound in the Greek mountains, Malnefoley leaves nothing to chance. The woman is known as the Pet, a former associate of a doctor from the Asters, a human crime cartel. She claims to hold the secret to conception, an invaluable secret for a race unable to procreate. She’s a soothsayer, able to see glimpses of the future. Her quest is to find and save a Cage warrior, a young woman whose destiny is bound to a timeless prophecy. His goal is to return the Pet to his compound and use her knowledge for the betterment of their people. Her restless energy and raw sensuality are as intriguing as her predictions about the rise of the Great Dragon. As their treacherous chase turns passionate, can he even trust himself?
Art therapy hasn’t helped Gabe Jones. A thousand sketches of his fiancée can’t bring his memory, or her, back to him. His past lies in another dimension, a world just out of sight. Another student, Lea Huckley, unknowingly shares Gabe’s obsession with the fourth dimension. The monsters from the other side attacked her parents and fled. Lea and Gabe strike a deal to help each other, and together they manage to open a door to the world of Gabe’s true origin. While Gabe tries to reconcile his feelings for Lea and his rediscovered memories of his fiancée, a much more sinister plot unravels. He uncovers his history just in time to become the unwilling lynchpin in a conspiracy to start a war. His memory holds the secret to the final riddle the would-be conqueror needs to get the upper hand. Gabe must protect the riddle at all costs, even if that means leaving Earth, and Lea, behind forever. (Digital)
Young Adult. Kyra hasn’t been the same since she returned from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted, all because of her. When her group intercepts a message that Tyler might still be alive but is in the hands of a shadowy government organization that experiments on the Returned, Kyra knows it’s a risk to go after him. What if it’s a trap? And worse, what if the returned Tyler isn’t the same boy she lost?
Suzanne Johnson is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series, whose fourth book, Pirate’s Alley, comes out April 21. She also writes paranormal romance and thrillers as Susannah Sandlin. You can find Suzanne on Facebook and on her website.