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February 24, 2013

Paranormal New Adult

While our feature spotlighted various Contemporary New Adult authors and their works, we haven't forgotten our Supies who can't get enough of the Paranormal. Here are some recommended otherworldly reads.


Hidden Gates
The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy 1
D.T. Dylin
Dragonfly Press
February 28, 2013
For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience.

To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes.

As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.

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Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer . . . are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.


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Finding Esta
The Supes Series 1
Shah Wharton
WordinSync Publications
December 19, 2012
An unusual young woman and fledgling journalist, Luna has various restrictive oddities, all of which prevent any type physical intimacy. Abusive parents take pleasure in Luna’s misery and loneliness, yet Luna strives to make them proud, finally earning their elusive love – something she craves almost as much as the painless touch of a lover.

When she learns of a tragic story involving the kidnap of baby Esta, she jumps at the opportunity to investigate, dragging her Shadows along for the ride.

Meanwhile, a dark stranger visits Luna’s dreams and stalks her reality. In lieu of the real thing, their intimate moments stimulate rather than terrify. Nestled within his presence, she begins to sense an urgent message of danger – a message she struggles to interpret until they finally meet...

Her investigations lead Luna to a vibrant seaside town, hiding copycat aliens and an underworld of Supernaturals. Here, she comes face-to-face with her own, terrifying identity. Confronted with life-changing decisions and the harshest of truths, Luna questions her sanity and searches for logic, feeling deceived by both.

Is Luna trapped in a newfound supernatural world, or within her own delusions?

Will anyone ever care enough to save her?

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Horror, paranormal, urban fantasy, adult, and new adult are Shah's favourites when selecting a book or movie, although she also enjoys dark comedy, some romance, and an occasional young adult fantasy. She also writes poetry and has had two published in anthologies.

Always a lover of the written word, including stories, storytellers and storytelling, you'll usually catch her immersed in some kind of story every day, while slurping tea and cuddling up next to her little family.

Shah lives with her German Shepherd and husband in Dubai, but originates from the West Midlands area of the United Kingdom and misses the cold, the rain and her extended family every day.


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Infinity
Valkyries: Soaring Raven 1
Sedona Venez
One Wish Publishing Inc.
January 17, 2013
Infinity discovers a dark secret from her past that rocks everything she knows to be true.

Infinity is a troubled 22-year-old superstar singer with the worst reputation for drugs and hard partying. Now, she is on the road to a comeback with her controversial tour. But everything about doing the concert feels wrong from missing employees, to anonymous threats to ruin her career. Things spiral further out of control as she wrestles control of her life and career from a relationship that crossed the fine line between love and obsession. She deals with a powerful corporation determined to kill her and everyone she loves.

Infinity knows too much, with no way out.
Now she must put her safety and trust in the hands of sexy, tattooed and delicious Torch Channing and Boulder Vigari, hired to keep her from getting killed. Boulder wants to make her his. He won't stop until he claims her. Torch struggles with his primal need to possess her and his hatred of everything she represents.

Infinity is determined to protect her heart while dealing with the pressure of pulling off another successful tour without spiraling into another mental meltdown.

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Sedona Venez writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy romance, and science fiction romance. She lives in the North East in the city that never sleeps. Sedona can be found online in all the usual haunts:




Levitating Las Vegas
Jennifer Echols
Pocket Star Books
May 7, 2013
Nothing up her sleeves...or so she’s been led to believe.

Showgirl Holly Starr is sick and tired of assisting her dad, a celebrity magician, in his Las Vegas casino magic show. As soon as he keeps his promise to her and shares the secrets to his tricks, she can break out on her own. But can she really make it? For years Holly has taken medication to stave off crazy hallucinations that she can levitate objects. Just when she thinks she’s ready to make a career and a life for herself, her medicine—and her luck—run out.

Elijah Brown suffers from a similar delusion—that he can read minds—and he’s out of medicine too. Determined to save himself and his old flame Holly, he kidnaps her and takes her straight to the source, a town high in the Rockies where their medicine is made. What they discover there leads them to suspect their powers are not imaginary after all...and neither is the intense attraction they feel for each other.

They make a pact to stick together as they return to Vegas to confront the people who kept them in the dark so long. But soon they’re pitting their powers against each other in a dangerous world where the nightlife is seductive, domination is addictive, the sex is beyond belief...and falling in love is murder.

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Watch out for Jennifer Echol's Crazy Stupid Love spot coming this week!


Flight
The Crescent Chronicles 1
Alyssa Rose Ivy
August 13, 2012
Self-published
Sometimes you just have to take flight.

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.

Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

Other books in the series

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Nightfall
Lois H. Gresh
December 25, 2012
Riverdale Avenue Books
NEW ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE WITH A ZING! CAN TRUE LOVE CONQUER BAD BLOOD? Forbidden love, yearning desire, and seduction. Born from an ancient voodoo priestess clan, Alexandra Leveau falls in love with sexy vampire Vadim Blerinc. But these two are a dangerous match, and making love could literally kill them. And then local townies begin to die. Can Alexandra and Vadim save the people around them? Can they overcome the curse that has hung over their families for centuries? Can true love conquer bad blood?
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LOIS H. GRESH is the New York Times Best-Selling Author (6 times), Publishers Weekly Best-Selling Paperback Author, Publishers Weekly Best-Selling Paperback Children's Author, and editor of 27 books and 50 short stories. Her books have been published in approximately 20 languages. Current books are ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, DARK FUSIONS (Oct 2013), New Adult Paranormal Romance NIGHTFALL, and THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS COMPANION. Look for upcoming stories in MARK OF THE BEAST, ELDRITCH CHROME, MOUNTAIN WALKED, DARK FUSIONS, BLACK WINGS III, MADNESS OF CTHULHU, SEARCHERS AFTER HORROR, etc. Lois has received Bram Stoker Award, Nebula Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, and International Horror Guild Award nominations for her work.


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Equal Parts
Emma Winters
December 23, 2012
Self-published
*Sci-fi New Adult
Nobody knows happiness better than nineteen-year-old Felicity Eastwood. For years now, she’s been ‘gifted’ with the ability to collect and transfer happiness to anyone at will. Well, everyone except herself.

That is until Achilles - renowned criminal mastermind with a face painted like Death and enough charm to cause hormonal riots – crashes into Felicity’s world and her feel … something.

Determined not to let such a coveted superpower slip beyond his reach, Achilles kidnaps Felicity, hoping to use her ability to brave his own skeletons. Felicity is only a half-unwilling prisoner though, forgoing escape to learn more of the man behind the mask and pursue the inexplicable spark between them.

As the lines between hero and villain begin to blur, Felicity finds herself wondering if Achilles might be the key to her own happiness at long last. Is it possible to be so happy with someone so dangerous?

But Achilles isn’t the only villain in the town, and the pursuit of happiness can be a deadly hunt.
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Emma Winters is a twenty-something New Adult writer from Down Under, with a love of everything Stateside. She was that weird girl at school who bought books instead of clothes, preferred the library to the schoolyard, made literary jokes that no one understood, and crushed on fictional characters instead of real boys.

While she is studying to become a teacher by day, by night Emma appeases the voices in her head by giving them life on paper. When she isn't tapping frantically at her keyboard, Emma can be found trawling marketplaces for teacups, performing embarrassing dance moves in public and private, annoying her long-suffering boyfriend with Shiny New Ideas, or planning for the zombie apocalypse, which she is sincerely excited about.


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Strength
Mark of Nexus 1
Carrie Butler
March 7, 2013
Sapphire Star Publishing
When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.

Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation--and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety.

Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.

They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do--even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.
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Carrie daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams.


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Slumber
Fade 1
Samantha Young
Create Space
May 17, 2011
Molded by a tragic childhood, nineteen-year-old Rogan finds it extremely difficult to trust people. Now Haydyn, her best friend and the one person she does trust, is dying and only Rogan can save her.

Setting off on a journey to retrieve the plant that will cure Haydyn and subsequently the ills that will befall them all if she dies, Rogan is stuck in close quarters with a protector she distrusts above all others.

Wolfe Stovia.

The son of the man who destroyed Rogan’s family.

At a constant battle of wills with the handsome Captain of the Guard, Rogan just knows this adventure together will be fraught with tension. She never imagined, however, that the quest would be so dangerous… not least of all when she finds herself falling for a man she could have sworn was her no.1 enemy.
Other book in the series
Coming 2014
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I'm 26 years old, studied ancient and medieval history at the University of Edinburgh, which really just means I like old stuff, I've been self-publishing my young adult novels since February 2011 and I decided it was time to branch out into adult fiction when the characters from my contemporary romance On Dublin Street persisted on acting out scenes in my head. Fun scenes. Some of them hot... :D

Anyhoo, with a concept drawn up for an adult dystopian/UF series too, you'll be seeing a lot more from me in the adult fiction genres. 


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Tempest
Tempest 1
Julie Cross
St. Martin's Press
January 17, 2012
The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.


Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.


But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.


Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

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I live in central Illinois with my wonderful husband and three kids currently between the ages of 7 and 12 (the kids not the husband). My writing journey began in May, 2009 with a short story in a notebook.

Within a year, I had written seven (some good some God-awful) young adult novels. Not being a college graduate and having spent the previous fifteen years teaching gymnastics and working as a YMCA Program Director for Recreational Gymnastics, professional writing wasn't in my plans. Not even close. But ever since the day I started that short story, I haven't been able to stop. It was love at first sight.


After about a year of writing, I had a three book deal with St. Martin's Press, and a film option with Summit Entertainment. Crazy, right? I know. It wasn't until August of 2011 that I quit working full time in order to be at home with my kids more and of course, write more. My young adult time travel debut novel, Tempest, released on January 17, 2012. The rest of my personal story remains unwritten. 



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9 comments:

  1. Great line up! There are books in here that I've read and loved and others that are on my want list. And it looks like I will be adding more to that list. :)

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  2. Flight, Nightfall, and Enemies of Time all sound good. Great books to choose from!

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    1. This feature is so much fun, had us discovering interesting books and even more fascinating authors

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  3. Yeah! Love to see my Pittsburgh girl, D, on this list! Loved Hidden Gates - and so many more good things are coming from her :)

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    1. Oh we share her then! Yeah she actually inspired this post. I did see your review, I've been pimping her book to people who want to try NA but prefers them otherworldly.

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    2. Yes - must pimp this one because Broken Gates will knock your socks off ;-)

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  4. So many!!! Finding Esta, Infinity and Levitating Las Vegas are interesting...

    Levitating Las Vegas reminds me of Jodi Picoult's Between the Lines...

    Thank you!!!

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    1. Oh yeah! Now that you mentioned it, it does look similar.

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