by Amy Loosemore, Harlequin.com Team
In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, take some time out for yourself with these new paranormal tales!
Nightmaster by Susan Krinard (Part of the Nightsiders series, Harlequin Nocturne)
In the Nightsiders miniseries, New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard delves into two very different worlds, each filled with lust and power…
Rumors of war are rumbling in the vampire city of Erebus. Undercover agent Trinity Ward must pose as a blood slave to unearth the truth and keep the peace between vampires and humans. Acting now as a serf to Ares—a powerful Bloodmaster—Trinity must give herself to him….
Yet one look into his striking eyes turns submission into burning desire. The fiery beauty has the same effect on Ares, but as their passion grows so do the risks. Now Trinity’s betrayal could cost her the mission—and the man she loves.
Dark Wolf Running by Rhyannon Byrd (Part of the Bloodrunners series, Harlequin Nocturne)
In Rhyannon Byrd’s latest Bloodrunners romance, passion and secrets collide and only their love will save two werewolves and their pack.
With his sharp gaze locked on the most magnificent female he’d ever seen, Wyatt Pallaton did his best to hold himself back. Of course, Elise Drake was hardly just any female. Fiery and cool, strong, yet at the same time achingly vulnerable, she’d turned his entire world on its head.
No matter how bloody difficult it proved to be, he was done letting her pretend he didn’t even exist. Done with letting her fight her own battles. Done driving himself slowly into this maddening state of frustrated desire. One way or another, things were about to change.
Come hell or high water, she was done running….
Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ebook prequel to the Dark Elements series, Harlequin TEEN)
In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series The Dark Elements, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons.
Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.
And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again…
Don’t miss White Hot Kiss, book one in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Dark Elements series from Harlequin TEEN!
Pawn by Aimee Carter (Book 1 of the Blackcoat Rebellion series, Harlequin TEEN)
YOU CAN BE A VII IF YOU GIVE EVERYTHING.
For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.
If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.
There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed…and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.
Crystal Fire by Jordan Dane (Part of The Hunted series, Harlequin TEEN)
Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down
A storm is brewing on the streets of L.A., one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life.
While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese—the obsessed leader of the Believers—the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They’re silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds.
When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn sent to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He’ll need to confront his past—and the man who made him—before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.
“_blank”>Blood Red by Heather Graham (Reissue, Harlequin MIRA)
Yes, they exist; Mark Davidson knows it. And what city is more likely to be stalked by them than New Orleans?
But Lauren Crow doesn’t believe in vampires. Not at first. She and her friends are spending a bachelorette weekend in the Big Easy—all fun and games until a fortune-teller predicts a gruesome death. And until Lauren meets Mark, whom she finds absolutely compelling…and quite possibly crazy. He prowls the city by night, searching out vampires. Mark is as drawn to Lauren as she is to him, and not just because she’s the image of his murdered fiancée. His obsession with tracking down his lover’s killer is part of a vendetta that goes even deeper than grief over his lost love.
As Lauren wrestles with desire and disbelief, sinister shadows lengthen over New Orleans. Vampires. They’re threatening Lauren and her friends. And they’re about to end the city’s truce between the living and the undead!
Wake to Darkness by Maggie Shayne (A Brown and De Luca Novel, Harlequin MIRA)
Rachel de Luca’s uncanny sense of perception is the key to her success as a self-help celebrity. Even before she regained her sight, she had a gift for seeing people’s most carefully hidden secrets. But the secret she shares with Detective Mason Brown is one she has promised to keep. As for Mason, he sees Rachel more clearly than she’d like to admit.
After a single night of adrenaline-fueled passion, they have agreed to keep their distance—until a string of murders brings them together again. Mason thinks that he can protect everyone he loves, including Rachel, by taking them to a winter hideaway, but danger follows them up the mountain.
As guests disappear from the snowbound resort, the race to find the murderer intensifies. Rachel knows she’s a target. Will acknowledging her feelings for Mason destroy her—or save them both and stop a killer?
Immortal Desire by Denise Tompkins (Harlequin Nocturne Cravings)
Bartending at Atlanta’s hottest nightclub—side by side with what may be the world’s hottest man—fuels Bailey’s already overactive sex drive. So shes beyond frustrated at her inability to reach orgasm by any means….
Bar owner and incubus Griff knows all about Bailey’s intense lust—because he feels it, too. So hes taken it upon himself to ease her through the cataclysmic Change from mortal to immortal succubus. He tells himself its about saving her life, nothing more.
But somewhere along the line, the purely physical passion they feel for one another has become something much more complicated….
Tempted by His Wicked Kiss by Zoey Williams (Harlequin Nocturne Cravings)
New York City, December 31—Countdown to Eternity…
Jackson Holloway is running out of time. To pay for his life of crime, he must find a pure soul to take his place in the Underworld before the clock strikes midnight. Medium Charlotte Simms seems like the perfect target—all he has to do is kiss her. But one kiss leads to a sensual encounter unlike anything Jack ever experienced in life. And now he must choose between love—and eternal damnation….