Moonshifted (Edie Spence #2) by Cassie Alexander
Genre: urban fantasy
Release date: November 27, 2012 by St. Martin
After surviving a brutal vampire attack, Nurse Edie Spence is ready to get back to work—attending to supernatural creatures in need of medical help. But her nursing skills are put to the test when she witnesses a hit-and-run on her lunch break. The injured pedestrian is not only a werewolf, he’s the pack leader. And now Edie’s stuck in the middle of an all-out were-war…
With two rival packs fighting tooth and nail, Edie has no intention of crossing enemy lines. But when she meets her patient’s nephew–a tattooed werewolf named Lucas with a predatory gleam in his eye that’s hard to resist–Edie can’t help but choose sides. The question is: can she trust this dangerous new ally? And can she trust her own instincts when she’s near him? Either way, Edie can’t seem to pull away–even if getting involved makes her easy prey…
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A Christmas Bride/Christmas Beau by Mary Balogh
A Private Duel with Agent Gunn (The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard, #3) by Jillian Stone
Angel in Chains (The Fallen, #3) by Cynthia Eden
Caribbean Christmas (Under the Carribbean Sun, #1) by Jenna Bayley-Burke
Checking It Twice by Jodi Redford
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
Savage Betrayal (Savage, #2) by Shelli Stevens
Secret Sins (The Callahan’s, #3) by Lora Leigh
Shadow’s Claim (Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, #1) by Kresley Cole
The Emperor’s Conspiracy by Michelle Diener
The First Prophet (Bishop Files, #1) by Kay Hooper
The Importance of Being Wicked (The Wild Quartet, #1) by Miranda Neville
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And the holiday titles are still streaming in! Now that we’re pretty much in the holiday season–as far as many are concerned–it’s no surprise the holiday titles are ever more common on the new releases list (and you’ll likely want to take note, in case you’re planning on participating in Stella’s Holiday Reading Challenge…check that out here). From the atypical A Caribbean Christmas to the heavier romantica Checking It Twice…the holiday reader has more options.
Of course, there are still plenty of trans-seasonal titles coming out this week, some with delightfully fresh premises/themes. For example? Wallbanger (by Alice Clayton, author of The Unidentified Redhead) sounds positively delightful, with the promise of playful snark, wit, and sweet romance…not to mention a bit of the titular activity (and I’m absolutely loving that title, btw).
City of Dark Magic sounds like an enjoyable genre bender…part rom, part com, part paranormal, part suspense… and a book description that was more unusual than I’ve seen in a little while. I know that the heartwarming holiday season is upon us….but perhaps sometimes it’s most fun to try something completely opposite. (Hey, it worked for The Nightmare Before Christmas, didn’t it?)
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Plan on curling up with any of the books on this list? Have you found yourself in a holiday reading mood yet? (Will you?)