Hot Off The Press: June Urban Fantasy Releases

May 28, 2010 Uncategorized 5

It’s the last Friday of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re going to be reading next month in HOT OFF THE PRESS!  Adult titles first, YA titles second (36 titles).  To clarify, for this post I’m using Urban Fantasy as an umbrella term to include books that combine paranormal elements with modern characters in contemporary settings (Urban Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal YA, Contemporary Fantasy etc.) All titles below link to Amazon.com

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June –Adult Titles

PSFBullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #19)

by Laurell K. Hamilton – June 1, 2010

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425234339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425234334
 
Book Description

The music came back up and the next group of little girls, slightly older, came out. There was a lot of that in the next hour and change. I liked dance, and it was no reflection on the kids, but my will to live began to seep away on about the fifth group of sequined children…

Anita Blake is back in St. Louis and trying to live a normal life-as normal as possible for someone who is a legal vampire executioner and a U. S. Marshal. There are lovers, friends and their children, school programs to attend. In the midst of all the ordinary happiness a vampire from Anita’s past reaches out. She was supposed to be dead, killed in an explosion, but the Mother of All Darkness is the first vampire, their dark creator. It’s hard to kill a god. This dark goddess has reached out to her here-in St. Louis, home of everyone Anita loves most. The Mother of All Darkness has decided she has to act now or never, to control Anita, and all the vampires in America.

The Mother of All Darkness believes that the triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude with Anita and the werewolf Richard Zeeman has enough power for her to regain a body and to immigrate to the New World. But the body she wants to possess is already taken. Anita is about to learn a whole new meaning to sharing her body, one that has nothing to do with the bedroom. And if the Mother of All Darkness can’t succeed in taking over Anita’s body for herself, she means to see that no one else has the use of it, ever again. Even Belle Morte, not always a friend to Anita, has sent word: "Run if you can…"


Revenant (A Zoe Martinique Investigation #4)

by Phaedra Weldon  June 1, 2010

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Trade (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441018653
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441018659
 
 
Book Description

The smart, sassy, single, and "highly original" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs) Zoë Martinique is back- and she’s seeking clues on the other side…

Zoë Martinique’s life hasn’t been ordinary for quite awhile. First she developed the ability to travel outside her body at will-where she encountered some seriously weird things. Things that left her with powers that she didn’t really want or need. Still, a person can get used to almost anything- even being a Wraith. Though more often than not, it plays serious havoc with her love life.

But for once, Zoë is glad of her abilities. Bodies are showing up all over Atlanta, drained of blood. They’re beings from another astral plane, called Revenants-and they’re being stalked by her old enemy, the Phantasm. The Revenants are hardly the nicest of creatures-but to preserve the cosmic balance, Zoë will need to put everything on the line to save them…


Assassin’s Honor

by Monica Burns – June 1, 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425234169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425234167
 
 
Book Description

A sexy new adventure-packed romance with a paranormal twist-from the award-winning author.

Archeologist Emma Zale sees the past when she touches relics. It’s how she uncovered evidence of an ancient order of assassins-the Sicari. When a sinfully dark stranger shows up on her Chicago doorstep demanding an artifact she doesn’t have, he drags her into a world where telekinesis and empaths-someone who can sense the emotions of others- are the norm. Now someone wants her dead, and her only hope of survival is an assassin who’s every bit as dangerous to her body as he is to her heart.


Strange Neighbors

by Ashlyn Chase – June 1, 2010

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402236611
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402236617
 
 
Book Description

When all-star pitcher and shapeshifter Jason Falco buys a small apartment building, he sees it not only as an investment, but as a place to escape the demands of major league baseball.

That is, until he meets his tenants! A vigilante vampire: a wereraven with a morbid sense of humor; a werewolf thief who poses as a security expert; and two witches who work as phone sex actresses and own an owl familiar. Not to mention a beautiful, all too human nurse who gets Jason’s blood pumping overtime.

With all the hooting, howling and hollering going on, how can an All-American guy get some peace and sweep a girl off her feet?


From Hell With Love: A Secret Histories Novel #4

by Simon R. Green – June 1, 2010 

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  • image Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Roc Hardcover (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451463323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451463326
 
 
 
Book Description

It’s no walk in the park for a Drood, a member of the family that has protected humanity from the things that go bump in the night for centuries. They aren’t much liked by the creatures they kill, by ungrateful humans, or even by one another.

Now their Matriarch is dead, and it’s up to Eddie Drood, acting head of the family, to figure out whodunit. Unpopular opinion is divided: it was either Eddie’s best girl, Molly. Or Eddie himself. And Eddie knows he didn’t do it.


Forged of Shadows: A Novel of the Marked Souls #2

by Jessa Slade- June 1, 2010

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451229770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451229779
 
 
Book Description

The new novel in the seductively sinister paranormal romance series

After surviving the Irish Potato Famine, Liam Niall was possessed by a demon in search of redemption. Now, he heads the Chicago league of taylan in their fight against evil. Jilly Chan is a mentor to the local homeless youth-and warrior against the criminals who prey upon her charges. She’s already half-taken by a demon, so Liam reluctantly tries to guide her into full power.

Even as the proudly independent Jilly tries to remain true to her own soul, Liam’s fiercely passionate touch leaves a mark on her desirable flesh as enduring as her new demonic tattoo…


A Cast-Off Coven: A Witchcraft Mystery #2

by Juliet Blackwell- June 1, 2010

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451230493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451230492
 
 
Book Description

Lily Ivory is not your average witch. She runs a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora’s Closet and has the magical ability to sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry. When students are spooked at the San Francisco School for the Arts, Lily is called in to search for paranormal activity. She finds a dead body00and a closet full of old clothes with some very bad vibes.


Dreamveil: A Novel of the Kyndred

by Lynn Viehl- June 1, 2010

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Onyx (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451412885
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451412881
 
 
Book Description

From the New York Times bestselling author

Rowan Dietrich grew up on the streets. Now she’s out to start anew, find a job-and keep her identity as a Kyndred secret, as well as her ability to "dreamveil" herself into the object of others’ desires.

But Rowan isn’t using her gift when world-class chef Jean-Marc Dansant is stricken by her beauty and strength. And when dark secrets from her past threaten her new life and love, Rowan realizes she can’t run forever…


Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, Book 5)

by C. E. Murphy – June 1, 2010 

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Luna; Original edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373803141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373803149

 

 
Book Description

Seattle police detective Joanne Walker started the year mostly dead, and she’s ending it trying not to be consumed by evil. Literally.

She’s proven she can handle the gods and the walking dead. But a cannibalistic serial killer? That’s more than even she bargained for. What’s worse, the brutal demon can only be tracked one way. If Joanne is to stop its campaign of terror, she’ll have to hunt it where it lives: the Lower World, a shamanistic plane of magic and spirits.

Trouble is, Joanne’s skills are no match for the dangers she’s about to face—and her on-the-job training could prove fatal to the people she’s sworn to protect….


Blood Song

by Cat Adams – June 8, 2010

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (June 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765324946
 
 
 
Book Description

Bodyguard Celia Graves has definitely accepted her share of weird assignments, both human and supernatural. But her newest job takes the cake. Guarding a Prince from terrorists and religious fundamentalists is hard enough, but it seems like the entire supernatural world is after this guy too. When she is betrayed by those she is employed to help, and everything goes horribly wrong, Celia wakes to find herself transformed.

Neither human nor vampire, Celia has become an Abomination—something that should not exist—and now both human and supernatural alike want her dead. With the help of a few loyal friends—a sexy mage, a powerful werewolf, and a psychic cop—Celia does her best to stay alive. On the run from her enemies, Celia must try to discover who is behind her transformation…before it’s too late.


PSF Stripped

by Marcia Colette – June 1, 2010

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605047457
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605047454
 
 
Book Description

Someone wants their perfect weapon back, only she’s not coming quietly.

Alexa Wells wants her life back. She’s just not sure what that life was. The memories inside her head—a stripper’s—aren’t hers, and before she humiliates herself onstage one more time, she sets out to collect the scattered pieces of her mind. The trail leads to Boston, charges of identity theft and murder, and the real bombshell: a forgotten werewolf lover who insists she’s a werewolf hybrid.

Matt York doesn’t care that she looks at him like he’s been smoking crack between court cases. Now that he has her back he’s not about to let her go it alone, even if she can easily kick ass and take names all by herself. Amnesia only scratches the surface of her problems, and like it or not, she’s stuck with him.

She’s also stuck with Robert Gamboldt, a venture capitalist who’s not above murdering his way to the top. He’s not about to lose his prize possession without playing dirty. It’s a simple enough offer. Be his personal assassin, or go to jail.

With options like that, it’s enough to make a hybrid go full-blood.

Warning: Delicious sexual tension with a werewolf who’ll wait as long as it takes for his hybrid werewolf mate to come around.


Shades of Gray (Icarus Project, Book 2)

by Jackie Kessler – June 22, 2010

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Spectra (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553386328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553386325
 
 
Book Description

AFTER THE FALL OF NIGHT

Jet and Iridium—best friends turned bitter enemies—teamed up to foil the evil plans of the rogue superhero known as Night, but in defeating him they inadvertently destroyed the secret Corp-Co transmitter whose frequency kept the metapowered heroes of the Squadron in line. Now these heroes have turned against New Chicago, ransacking the city they once protected.

Even worse, the powerful antisuperhero group known as Everyman has taken advantage of the chaos to fan the flames of prejudice against all superpowered men and women. Just when New Chicago needs them most, Jet and the small band of heroes who have remained on the right side of the law find themselves the targets of suspicion and outright hatred.

Things aren’t going much better for Iridium. When she springs her father, a notorious supervillain, from prison to help her fight the marauding ex-superheroes, she finds that Corp-Co still has some nasty tricks up its sleeve.

But when the most dangerous man alive, the sociopath known as Doctor Hypnotic, suddenly surfaces, Jet and Iridium will once again be called upon to set aside their differences. Yet in the process, deeply buried secrets will come to light that will change everything the former best friends think they know about each other and themselves.


Dracula’s Guest: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories

by Michael Sims – June 22, 2010

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Walker & Company (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802719716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802719713
 
 
Book Description

Before Twilight and True Blood, even before Buffy and Anne Rice and Bela Lugosi, vampires haunted the nineteenth century, when brilliant writers everywhere indulged their bloodthirsty imaginations, culminating in Bram Stoker’s legendary 1897 novel, Dracula.

Michael Sims brings together the very best vampire stories of the Victorian era—from England, America, France, Germany, Transylvania, and even Japan—into a unique collection that highlights their cultural variety. Beginning with the supposedly true accounts that captivated Byron and Shelley, the stories range from Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Oval Portrait" and Sheridan Le Fanu’s "Carmilla" to Guy de Maupassant’s "The Horla" and Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s "Good Lady Ducayne." Sims also includes a nineteenth-century travel tour of Transylvanian superstitions, and rounds out the collection with Stoker’s own "Dracula’s Guest"—a chapter omitted from his landmark novel.

Vampires captivated the Victorians, as Sims reveals in his insightful introduction: In 1867, Karl Marx described capitalism as "dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor"; while in 1888 a London newspaper invoked vampires in trying to explain Jack the Ripper’s predations. At a time when vampires have been re-created in a modern context, Dracula’s Guest will remind readers young, old, and in between of why the undead won’t let go of our imagination.


PSF Black Dust Mambo

by Adrian Phoenix – Jun 29, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439167877
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439167878
 
 
Book Description

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

“There will be times, girl, when all your magic ain’t going to be enough, times when it will seem to dry up like mud under the noonday sun, or even make matters worse. . . .”

Kallie Rivière, a fiery Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a talent for trouble, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of one of those times her mentor warned her about when she visits New Orleans to attend the Hecatean Alliance’s annual carnival: her hard-bodied conjurer hookup ends up dead in her blood-drenched bed. And he was killed by something that Kallie would never dream of touching—the darkest of dark juju, soul-eating juju—a black dust hex that may have been meant to kill her.

Now Kallie has to use every bit of hoodoo knowledge and bayou-bred mojo she possesses to clear her own name and find the killer—even as that dark sorcerer hunts Kallie and her friends. But Kallie’s search for the truth soon leads her in a direction she never anticipated—back home to Bayou Cyprés Noir, and to Gabrielle LaRue, Kallie’s aunt, protector, and hoodoo mentor . . . who is looking more and more like she just might be the one who wants Kallie dead.


PSF Fatal Circle (Circle #3)

by Linda Robertson – June 29, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439156808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439156803
 
 
Book Description

Destiny sucks. . . .

There was a time when Persephone Alcmedi thought her life was hard to manage, what with wondering how to make sure she took adequate care of both her grandmother and her foster daughter, Beverley, whether she’d end up in the unwanted position of high priestess of a coven, and whether her wærewolf lover, Johnny, would resist the groupies who hang around his band Lycanthropia.

But that was before the fairies started demanding that Seph’s frightening, unpredictable ally—the ancient vampire Menessos— be destroyed . . . or the world will suffer. Seph and Menessos are magically bonded, but that’s a secret she dares not reveal to her fellow witches lest they be forced to reject her and forbid her use of magic. And, despite the strain this casts on her relationship with Johnny, as a showdown with the fairies nears, she and Menessos badly need the wærewolves as allies.

Life, death, and love are all on the line, but when destiny is calling, it doesn’t help to turn away. With the individual threads of their fates twisted inextricably together, can Seph, Johnny, and Menessos keep the world safe from fairy vengeance?


PSF Night Myst (Indigo Court # 1)

by Yasmine Galenorn – June 29, 2010

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515148148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515148145
 
 
Book Description

The moon sheds light on a playground for monsters and magic…

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the Dark Fae in order to harness their power. Instead, they created a demonic enemy more powerful than they dared to dream. Bent on enslaving the world, the Vampiric Fae have been quietly massing their strength for centuries. Now, Myst, queen of the Indigo Court, is rising again…and a long-prophesied war is brewing.

Born witches Cicely Waters and her cousin Rhiannon–who are jet and amber, the moon and the sun–and their friends are the caught between ancient enemies, trying to protect all that they love.


PSF Pray for Dawn (Dark Days #4)

by Jocelynn Drake – June 29, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Eos (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061851809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061851803
 
 
 
Book Description

Pray for salvation . . .

Pray for daylight . . .

Murder has pulled Mira out of the shadows and back into the living world . . .

As the fire-wielding enforcer of the nightwalker coven wrestles with the mind-destroying ghosts of her dark past, the slaying of a senator’s daughter in Savannah threatens to expose her kind to the brilliant light of day. The dawn of chaos has come. The naturi have broken free of their eternal prison to feed on the defenseless and unbelieving of an unprepared Earth.

Mira and Danaus—vampire and vampire slayer—must unite to prevent the annihilation of their separate races. But for Danaus the challenge is intensified, for he must also fight the bori who covets his soul. And Mira, the nightwalker he must protect—whose power is the Earth’s last hope—is rapidly going insane.


PSF Kitty Goes to War (Kitty Norville #8)

by Carrie Vaughn- June 29, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765365618
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765365613
 
 
Book Description

Kitty Norville, Alpha werewolf and host of The Midnight Hour, a radio call-in show, is contacted by a friend at the NIH’s Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology. Three Army soldiers recently returned from the war in Afghanistan are being held at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs.  They’re killer werewolves—and post traumatic stress has left them unable to control their shape-shifting and unable to interact with people.  Kitty agrees to see them, hoping to help by bringing them into her pack.  

Meanwhile, Kitty gets sued for libel by CEO Harold Franklin after featuring Speedy Mart–his nationwide chain of 24-hour convenience stores with a reputation for attracting supernatural unpleasantness–on her show.

Very bad weather is on the horizon.


PSF Red Hot Fury

by Kasey MacKenzie- June 29, 2010

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441018920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441018925
 
 
Book Description

Hell hath nothing worse than a Fury scorned…

As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has avenged wrongdoing since time immemorial. As Boston’s Chief Magical Investigator for the past five years, she’s doing what she was born to: solving supernatural crimes.

It’s far from business as usual when the body of one of Riss’s sister Furies washes up in Boston harbor. Riss discovers that the corpse’s identity has been magically altered, but as soon as she reports her findings, she’s immediately–and inexplicably–suspended from her job. Then a human assassin makes an attempt on her life, and Riss starts to realize that someone may be trying to stir up strife between mortals and Arcanes.

When a Fury gets mad, she gets even, and Riss is determined to untangle this case. Without the support of the mortal PD, Riss turns to the one man she can trust to watch her back–shapeshifting Warhound Scott Murphy. But since Scott is also Riss’s ex, she’ll have to keep a tight leash on more than just the supernatural rage that feeds her power as they try to solve a murder–and stop a war… (added by author)


 Shadow Bound

by Erin Kellison – June 29. 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Not Avail (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505528290
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505528292
 
 
Book Description
Death

Some people will do anything to avoid it. Even trade their immortal souls for endless existence.

Wraiths

Secretly, inexorably, they are infiltrating our world, sucking the essence out of unsuspecting victims with their hideous parody of a kiss.

Segue

Adam Thorne founded the Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O’Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow.

Twilight

This is the place between life and what comes after – a dark forest of fantasy, filled with beauty, peril, mystery. And Talia is about to open the door.


PSFTracking the Tempest (Jane True #2) 

by Nicole Peeler – June 29, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031605657X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316056571
 
 
Book Description

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and Ryu – Jane’s bloodsucking boyfriend – can’t let a major holiday go by without getting all gratuitous. An overwhelming dose of boyfriend interference and a last-minute ticket to Boston later, and Jane’s life is thrown off course.
Ryu’s well-intentioned plans create mayhem, and Jane winds up embroiled in an investigation involving a spree of gruesome killings. All the evidence points towards another Halfling, much to Jane’s surprise…

June – YA Titles

PSF Deception (Haunting Emma)

by Lee Nichols – June 8, 2010

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  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books (June 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599903083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599903088
 
Book Description

When Emma Vaile’s parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.

After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can’t shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can’t explain, as if she’s returning home to a place she’s never been. Emma doesn’t trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he’s about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life.


PSF  Forgive My Fins

by Tera Lynn Childs – June 1, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061914657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061914652

 

Book Description

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid, like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid—she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems—like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher—but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type—the instant they "bond," it’s for life.

When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.


Generation Dead #3 : Passing Strange

by Daniel Water – June 1, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423121996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423121992
 
Book Description

Karen DeSonne always passed as a normal teenager; with her friends, with her family, and at school. Passing cost her the love of her life. And now that Karen’s dead, she’s still passing—this time, as alive. Meanwhile, Karen’s dead friends have been fingered in a high-profile murder, causing a new round of antizombie regulations that have forced them into hiding. Karen soon learns that the “murder” was a hoax, staged by Pete Martinsburg and his bioist zealots. Obtaining enough evidence to expose the fraud and prove her friends’ innocence means doing the unthinkable: becoming Pete’s girlfriend. Karen’s only hope is that the enemy never realizes who she really is—because the consequences would be worse than death.


PSF My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3)

by Rachel Vincent – June 1, 2010 

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373210051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373210053
 
Book Description

Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.

Until something does.

Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.

And so is someone else…


The Ghosts Of Ashbury High

by Jaclyn Moriarty – June 1, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545069726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545069724
 
Book Description

This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High who have transferred to Ashbury High for their final year. They’ve been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night, and sleep through school all day. And Ashbury can’t get enough of them.

Everyone’s trying to get their attention; even teachers are dressing differently, trying to make their classes more interesting. Everyone wants to be cooler, tougher, funnier, hoping to be invited into their cool, self-contained world.

But they don’t know that all Amelia can think about is her past — an idyllic time before she ran away from home. Riley thinks he’s losing her to the past, maybe even to a place further back in time. He turns to the students of Ashbury for help, and things get much, much worse.

In the tradition of the gothic novel, this is a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, passion, locked doors, femmes fatales, and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realise that the future’s come to get you.


 The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)

by Stephenie Meyer – June 5, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031612558X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316125581
 
Books Description

Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.


Sisters Red

by Jackson Pearce – June 7, 2010

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  • imageReading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316068683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316068680

 

 
Book Description

Scarlet March lives to hunt the Fenris–the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She’s determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls’ bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett’s only friend–but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they’ve worked for?


PSFRaised by Wolves

by Jennifer Barnes – June 8, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA (June 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606840592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606840597
Book Description

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it.  That doesn’t mean that she’s averse to breaking a rule or two. 
But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian’s basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents’ murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.
But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she’s shaped?


The Evil Within: A Possessions Novel #2

by Nancy Holder – June 10, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (June 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595142916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595142917
 
Book Description

In this sequel to New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder’s Possessions, Lindsay finds out that she, too, is possessed, and must return to creepy Marlwood Academy in order to rid herself of the spirit. Lindsay’s afraid of what the spirit is telling her to do—kill Mandy! But the secrets of Marlwood go much deeper than Lindsay thought. Sometimes the girls who seem like enemies are actually on your side. And the voices you trust the most—the voices that come from within—are the ones that want you dead.


PSF Blood Feud (Drake Chronicles #2)

by Alyxandra Harvey – June 22, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080272096X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802720962
 
Book Description

It’s been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix barely survived the French Revolution. Now she’s made her way back to the living and she must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British lord who left her for dead the day she turned into a vampire. That’s if she can control her affection for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks.

The clans are gathering for Helena’s royal coronation as the next vampire queen, and new alliances are beginning to form now that the old rifts of Lady Natasha’s reign have started to heal. But with a new common enemy, Leander Montmarte—a vicious leader who hopes to force Solange to marry him and usurp the power of the throne for himself—the clans must stand together to preserve the peace he threatens to destroy.

This second adventure in the Drake Chronicles—told from both Logan’s and Isabeau’s perspectives—has all the same butt-kicking action, heart-pounding romances and snarky humor that readers loved in Hearts at Stake, as well as exciting new revelations about the vampire dynasties to keep readers coming back for more.


PSF Dark Flame (Immortals #4)

by Alyson Noel – June 22, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312590970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312590970
 
Book Description

In Alyson Noel’s most darkly seductive Immortals novel yet, Ever fights for control of her body, her soul—and the timeless true love she’s been chasing for centuries.

Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal.  But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat—exposing their secret world to the outside.  As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only propels Haven closer to the enemy—Roman and his evil companions

At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman—and longing for his touch.  As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing to take advantage of her weakened state…and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender.

Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself—and her future with Damen …


PSF 13 to Life

by Shannon Delany – June 22, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312609140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312609146
 
Book Description

Everything about Jessie Gillmansen’s life changed when her mother died. Now even her hometown of Junction is changing.  Mysterious dark things are happening. All Jessie wants is to avoid more change. But showing a hot new guy around Junction High, she’s about to discover a whole new type of change. Pietr Rusakova is more than good looks and a fascinating accent—he’s a guy with a dangerous secret. And his very existence is sure to bring big trouble to Jessie’s small town. It seems change is the one thing Jessie can’t avoid…


PSF Wayfarer

by R. J. Anderson – June 22, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061554774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061554773
Book Description

In a time of deadly crisis, Linden alone has the power to save her people.

The faeries of the Oak are in danger of extinction, and their only hope for survival rests in fifteen-year-old Linden. Armed with the last of her people’s magic, she travels bravely into the modern human world. Along the way she makes a reluctant ally—a human boy named Timothy.

Soon Linden and Timothy discover a danger much worse than the Oakenfolk’s loss of magic: a potent evil that threatens to enslave faeries and humans alike. In a fevered, desperate chase across the country, Tim and Linden must risk their lives to seek an ancient power before it’s too late to save everyone they love.

R. J. Anderson has artfully crafted a world of stunning magic, thrilling adventure, and delicate beauty, where the key to the future is in an unexpected, forbidden friendship.


PSF Keys to the Repository (Blue Bloods #6)

by Melissa de la Cruz- June 29, 2010

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423134540
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423134541
 
Book Description

Lavish parties. Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Midterms. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there’s oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, exists a wealth of revealing information about the vampire elite that dates back before the Mayflower. In a series of short stories, journal entries, and never-before-seen letters, New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz gives her hungry fans the keys to the Repository and an even more in-depth look into the secret world of the Blue Bloods.

Won’t you come inside?


PSF The Ghost and the Goth

by Stacey Kade- June 29, 2010

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  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142312197X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423121978
 
Book Description

After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.

Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?


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5 Responses to “Hot Off The Press: June Urban Fantasy Releases”

  1. Sara M

    Just wanted to let you know that I found a couple titles you might want to include.

    Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts, Book #2) by Stacia Kane — 06/22/10
    Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce — 06/07/10
    The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, Book #6) by Gena Showalter — 06/29/10