New Releases: December 24-30, 2012

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on December 25, 2012 @ 12:00 pm 4 comments

Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin #1)
by Gena Showalter

Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: December 26, 2012 by Pocket Books


The breathtaking first novel in New York Times best selling author Gena Showalter’s new paranormal romance series, Otherworld Assassins, featuring a black ops agent who is captured and enslaved…and the beautiful deaf girl who holds the key to his salvation…

Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika Lukas, the owner’s daughter, is tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. The monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key to his escape. But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is more than she seems—she’s his.

Vika endures the captives’ taunts and loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can’t free them. Only, Solo is different—he protects her. But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his feelings for her will be used against him…and he’ll be put to a killer test.

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A Breath of Scandal (The Reckless Brides, #2) by Elizabeth Essex
A Love Untamed (Feral Warriors, #7) by Pamela Palmer
A Low Down Dirty Shane (Misfits & Mayhem, #1) by Sierra Dean

A Soul So Wicked (Moon Chasers #6) by Sharie Kohler
All For You (The Nephilim, #1) by Dana Marie Bell
All She Ever Wanted by Rosalind Noonan

All the King’s Horses by Lauren Gallagher
Annabel (Delirium, #2.5) by Lauren Oliver (YA)
Blood Winter (Horngate Witches, #4) by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn, #2) by J.A. London (YA)
Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy, #4) by Jennifer Estep (YA)
Demon’s Curse (Imnada Brotherhood, #1) by Alexa Egan

Fading Amber (The Cambion Chronicles, #3) by Jaime Reed (YA)
Full Moon Kisses (Full Moon, #3) by Ellen Schreiber
Gates of Rapture (World of Ascension, #6) by Caris Roane

Gilded (The St. Croix Chronicles, #2) by Karina Cooper
Live and Let Love (Agent Ex, #3) by Gina Robinson
Neverfall (Everneath #1.5) by Brodi Ashton (YA)

Simply Scandalous (House of Pleasure, #9) by Kate Pearce
The Chocolate Kiss (Chocolate, #2) by Laura Florand
The Harp and The Fiddle (Glenncailty Castle, #1) by Lila Dubois

The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau
The Lady Most Willing… by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockaway
The Search for Sam (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #4) by Pittacus Lore (YA)

The Shadow’s Heir (The Risen Sun, #1) by K.J. Taylor
The Trouble With Fate (Mystwalker, #1) by Leigh Evans
True Love at Silver Creek Ranch (Valentine Valley, #2) by Emma Cane

Vanity Fare: A Novel of Lattes, Literature, and Love by Megan Caldwell***
What a Ghoul Wants (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #7) by Victoria Laurie***
When Good Toys Go Bad by Debbie Cairo

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Well, now. It may be X-Mas for many around the world on December 25, but in the publishing world, it’s another Tuesday. Just because this day coincides with a major holiday, it clearly doesn’t mean one should ignore what’s new out there! ^_^ (In fact, it might be perfect considering any newly-acquired gift card stash you might have received.) There’s a solid range of genre fiction here, including a mix of old series, brand new series, and standalone titles.

To indulge your romantic sweet tooth, The Chocolate Kiss is a good choice, a tale about sweet treats, love, and Paris. Or you can check out the newly released English-translation of popular book The Ingredients of Love…a tale about sweet treats, love, and…Paris.  (Wait a tic… those two premises sound quite a bit alike. Oh, well. More the merrier!) Or if you have something against Paris (and why would you?!), you can check out Vanity Fare, a tale about sweet treats, love, and…other things.

If a happier tale isn’t what you’re in the mood for…and if you’d rather grab a dose of reality-bites… then All She Ever Wanted sounds like an intense and realistic contemporary mystery (slash women’s lit?), centered around a woman with post-partum depression whose baby is kidnapped. (Eek!)

And if you just want a nice little taste of a read, something to occupy your mind while you await holiday dinner, you might try the new series opener from Sierra Dean, A Low Down Dirty Shane, (author of the Secret McQueen series) or perhaps the novella Annabel from YA author Lauren Oliver (of Delirium fame).

Whatver the case may be, I hope you get some time in for reading this week. And if you celebrate today’s holiday….MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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Ready to spend some (holiday) funds on a new release this week? Do you celebrate X-Mas? What do you usually do for the occasion?

About Alisha

Alisha, the bespectacled and ever nerdy California girl, simply won't leave home without a book in hand. She loves language learnin' and is working toward becoming a bonafide grammar ninja. On any given day you'll find her haunting local libraries or baking scores of cupcakes and sweet treats.

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  • blodeuedd December 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I am gonna go and have a look at one of those books

  • Diane December 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Something interesting there!!!

  • Sullivan McPig December 26, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Hmm… I might give Last Kiss Goodnight a chance.
    And we celebrate Christmas with lots of yummy food. No presents, because those we give on December 5th (St. Nicholas Eve)

  • aurian December 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    O yes, certainly books I want on this list 🙂 Sierra Dean!

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