Hot Off The Press: 36 urban fantasy releases for December

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December – Adult Titles #22

Christmas with a Vampire (Anthology) by Merline Lovelace, Lori Devoti, Linda Winstead Jones, and Lisa Childs
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec 1, 2010)

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Christmas with a Vampire 

Christmas Kiss / Vampire Who Stole Christmas / Sundown / Nothing Says Christmas Like a Vampire / Unwrapped 

by

Lisa Childs, 

Lori Devoti, 

Merline Lovelace, 

Bonnie Vanak and 

Linda Winstead Jones

Description

It’s a time for bloodlust and stolen kisses, for clandestine bites and forming new bonds beneath the mistletoe. Succumb to the forbidden as these powerful vampires give you a Christmas you’ll never forget….

“A Christmas Kiss" by Merline Lovelace: Vampire Delilah’s Christmas Eve hunt lands her in the arms of Sergeant Brett Cooper, a mortal who gave up on the Christmas spirit and love years ago. Could she change his mind?

"The Vampire Who Stole Christmas" by Lori DeVoti: Devilishly sexy Drystan is out for revenge but he needs demon Aimee’s help to put his plan into action. The last thing he expected was to fall for her…

"Sundown" by Linda Winstead Jones: Leo is a regular at Abby’s vampire bar. When Christmas brings a new and terrifying danger with it, will he be able to protect her? And can he capture her heart in the bargain?

"Nothing Says Christmas Like a Vampire" by Lisa Childs: Vampire Julian is the man of Sienna’s nightmares. He saved her from the car wreck that killed her family and she’s never forgotten his face. But can he provide her with the perfect Christmas she’s never had?

"Unwrapped" by Bonnie Vanak: Adrian has always loved Sarah. But he is a vampire and she’s a werewolf – their union is forbidden. Yet could a secret Christmas liaison have them giving into their deepest desires?

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373776136
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373776139

Wolf Fever by Terry Spear
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec 1, 2010)

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Description

She may be his destiny, but she’s not his first choice…

Hospital nurse and newly turned red werewolf Carol Woods is being pressured by her pack leader to find a mate, but he’s the only guy in the pack who remotely attracts her.

Why is he playing so hard to get?

The fate of the pack rests on his shoulders…

Gray pack leader Ryan McKinley doesn’t want anything to do with Carol unless she’s willing to embrace her wolf nature-no matter how beautiful she is.

But when a virus infects the local lupus garou pack, Ryan realizes just how wrong he’s been not to seize the moment with the woman he’s come to love. And now, it may be too late…

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402237529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402237522

Biting the Bride by Clare Willis
(Paperback – Dec 7, 2010)

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Description

Sunni Marquette has always been a little different. There’s the whole mind-reading thing, for a start, which comes in useful for a criminal defense attorney. Except that lately, Sunni keeps encountering people who are immune to her gift. Like Jacob Eddington, the star witness in her latest case. And her best friend Isabel’s new fiance, Richard Lazarus, who’s as sinister as Jacob is attractive. Not that Sunni intends to interfere – until she learns that Richard is a vampire who’s made a centuries-long career of marrying wealthy women, then killing them for their inheritance. Sunni is convinced Jacob is a vampire, too, and that he’s her only chance of saving Isabel. With his help, she’ll discover powers she never knew she possessed, an enemy who’s closer than she could have ever guessed, and the kind of love that’s worth staking everything on – if she can just stay alive long enough to enjoy it…

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; 1 edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420108727
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420108729

Demon Underground (Allay #2) by S.L. Wright
(Paperback – Dec 7, 2010)

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Description

Half-human and half-demon, Allay has finally warmed up to her new life feeding off the customers at her downtown bar whens he finds herself brokering a truce between New York City’s most powerful demons. But when she senses assassins around every corner, Allay hides out of sight and underground-until combatants in the growing war tempt her back above the surface…

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Roc; Original edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451463676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451463678

Goddess of Legend by P. C. Cast
(Paperback – Dec 7, 2010)

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Description

The new Goddess Summoning novel from the author of the multimillion- selling House of Night phenomenon.
After her car plummets off a bridge, Isabel, a world-weary photojournalist, struggles between life and death when she’s saved by the Water Goddess-with one tiny caveat: Isabel must travel to another time to seduce the legendary Lancelot du Lac away from Queen Guinevere.
The handsome knight is a dream for any woman in any century. But Isabel is the one who’s seduced by King Arthur. For Isabel, a deal is a deal. Now, the King watches as fate takes from him the mysterious beauty he has come to worship, knowing all too well that any interference on his part could destroy the kingdom he loves.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; Original edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425228169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425228166

Real Vampires Have More to Love (Glory St. Clair #6) by Gerry Bartlett
(Paperback – Dec 7, 2010)

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Description

Dangerous curves lie ahead in the latest hilarious novel from the national bestselling author of Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs.
Glory St. Clair is a vampire with man trouble. Between her on-again, off-again lover Jeremy Blade, smoking hot rock star Ray Caine, and former bodyguard turned apartment mate Valdez, there’s enough man-candy around to make even a gal with a liquid diet feel a sugar rush.
Glory’s got no time to enjoy it, though, considering that she’s in the middle of planning her best friend’s wedding. And let’s not forget that there happens to be a hit on her head, thanks to when she took out a techno-freak billionaire. Now, between planning a bachelorette party and dodging stakes, Glory has to decide which man she really wants, before her love life meets an early grave…

Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; Original edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425236978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425236970

Right Hand Magic (Golgotham #1) by Nancy A. Collins
(Paperback – Dec 7, 2010)

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Description

Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can’t resist a good rental deal-even if it’s in the city’s strangest neighborhood, Golgotham, where for centuries werewolves, centaurs, and countless other creatures have roamed the streets.
Her new landlord is a sorcerer name Hexe, who is determined to build his reputation without using dark, left-hand magic. As Tate is drawn into Hexe’s fascinating world, they both find that the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing-and avoiding darkness is no easy trick…

Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Roc; Original edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451463668
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451463661

Stranger (The Blades of the Rose #4) by Zoe Archer
(Paperback – Dec 7, 2010)

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Description

Gemma Murphy has a nose for a story – even if the boys in Chicago’s newsrooms would rather focus on her chest. So when she runs into a handsome man of mystery discussing how to save the world from fancy-pants Brit conspirators, she’s sensing a scoop. Especially when he mentions there’s magic involved. Of course, getting him on the record would be easier if he hadn’t caught her eavesdropping…Catullus Graves knows what it’s like to be shut out: his ancestors were slaves. And he’s a genius inventor with appropriately eccentric habits, so even people who love him find him a little odd. But after meeting a certain redheaded scribbler, he’s thinking of other types of science. Inconvenient, given that he needs to focus on preventing the end of the world as we know it. But with Gemma’s insatiable curiosity sparking Catullus’ inventive impulses, they might set off something explosive anyway…

Product Details

  • Paperback: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; 1 edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420106821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420106824

The Valkyrie by Mandy M Roth
(Paperback – Dec 7, 2010)

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Description

A Valkyrie Novel.

For Valerie Falkyr, “Who am I?” isn’t the only unanswered question. It’s where she was before she woke up four years ago. All she knows is she has one best friend. And Payton, the doctor she trusts with the shreds of her life.

Just as her relationship with Payton starts to heat up and Valerie begins to reach out for something like a normal life, a series of bizarre and unexplainable events begins pummeling her from all sides. Leaving her with a new question to add to the list: “What am I?”

Magical abilities she didn’t know she possessed are emerging. And dreams of a former life she doesn’t want to remember leave her in a cold sweat.

As darkness descends and old enemies resurface, Valerie finds herself caught in a dark, bloodthirsty world with no way out. Her only defense—Lucha, Gregory and Kerr, three not-quite-human lovers from her inked-out past.

The only question left is whether she will survive long enough to remember which one loved her most…

Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605049301
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605049304

Arcane Circle (Persephone Alcmede #4) by Linda Robertson
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec. 28, 2010)

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Description

Even magic can’t solve everything. . . .

After facing down the forces of Fairy in mortal combat, Persephone Alcmedi still must deal with the aftermath. Not only does Seph now possess deadly secrets she must hide from the arcane and mundane world alike, but the dozens of magical creatures who’ve taken up residence behind her cornfield need food and shelter, and there’s still her foster daughter Beverly’s tenth birthday party to plan.

And that’s not all. . . . Seph’s boyfriend Johnny has revealed himself as the wærewolf Domn Lup, and the ruler of the wære world is en route from Romania to make sure Johnny really is the “king” he claims to be. But Johnny’s hiding a dangerous secret: his magic is locked in his mysterious tattoos. He and Seph must find a way for him to reclaim it—fast—despite those who have no intention of letting Johnny gain his full powers. Seph knows that, in the arcane world, strength is always a necessity and power must be constantly proven, but how far is she willing to go to succeed . . . and at what cost?

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439190259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439190258

Ascension by Caris Roane
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec 28, 2010)

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Description

Alison Wells is no ordinary woman. Born with super-natural powers, she can never make love to a man without putting him in grave danger. But when her special vision reveals a glorious muscled man soaring overhead on mighty wings, she feels an overwhelming attraction she cannot resist – even as he tells her: ‘I have come for you. Your blood belongs to me’. Kerrick is a vampire and a warrior who has fought his hunger for a woman’s love for the past two hundred years. As a Guardian of Ascension, he is sworn to protect Alison from the death vamp armies who crave her blood and her power. But Kerrick has cravings of his own – a forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison. To share his blood…satisfy his thirst…and seal their fates forever.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312533713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312533717

Captive Soul (Dark Crescent Sisterhood #6) by Anna Windsor
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec. 28, 2010)

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Description

She’s definitely getting warmer.
Her flame power nearly extinguished in a battle against the dark forces attempting to control Manhattan, fire Sybil Camille Fitzgerald is down but not out. Joining a new squad of warrior witches, she hopes to reclaim her fighting spirit and, with luck, her pyrotechnic mastery. Two problems on that front: a new army of cannibalistic demons and her superheated lust for John Cole, an unholy blend of demon and U.S. Special Forces agent now working undercover for New York’s Occult Crimes Unit.
John knows he can’t be trusted—hell, he can’t trust himself. His warrior soul has entered a new, supernaturally fit body. Unfortunately, it’s a body belonging to the Sybils’ worst enemy, whose supernasty essence still lingers. But when John’s demon energy seems more alive than dead, it’s Camille whose scorching kiss keeps him human—for now. All he’s got to do is master his dark side and save Camille and the Sybils from an army of satanic hellboys planning their ultimate destruction.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345513908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345513908

Crimson Wind (Horngate Witches #2) by Diana Pharaoh Francis
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec. 28, 2010)

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THERE ARE GOOD GUYS. THERE ARE BAD GUYS. AND THEN THERE’S MAX.

Max knows what trusting the wrong person can cost you. Her former friend Giselle, a powerful witch, enslaved Max years ago, turning her into a Shadowblade—a deadly warrior compelled to fight for Giselle. But there’s more at stake now than Max’s thirst for revenge. The Guardians, overseers of the magical world, have declared war on humanity and on any witches not standing with them. Max and Giselle have come to an uneasy truce in order to protect what’s left of Horngate, their coven’s home. Max would do anything for Horngate—even give herself over to a mysterious otherworldly creature in the nearby mountains in exchange for his help. But first, she intends to save the mortal family she left behind. And Alexander, the Shadowblade warrior who could be her closest ally or her deadliest enemy, is going with her.

On a road trip into the unknown, Max and Alexander face wild magic, desperate enemies, and battles that bruise both body and soul. But the greatest challenge will come from unexpected revelations that test everything Max believes about who she is—and where her loyalties lie. . . .

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416598154
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416598152

Dark Waters (Lady of the Lakes #2) by Alex Prentiss
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec 28, 2010)

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TO FEEL THIS PLEASURE, FIRST YOU MUST SURVIVE THE DEEP.
DARK WATERS
By day, Rachel Matre runs a hip diner in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. By night, she slips naked into the waters of a lake whose spirits speak to her, caress her, and take her to a place of indescribable pleasure.
But now the machinations of a greedy developer have summoned another force from the depths—a strange, beautiful man with a dark agenda. Soon there is a murder by the lake. During the hunt for the killer, Rachel is pulled into a torturous limbo where all she can feel is her raging erotic lust—and never a release. A crime, an ancient curse, and a confluence of thoroughly modern relationships have plunged Rachel into the ultimate mystery: one whose solution will emerge only out of pain, desire, and a passion for the most forbidden truth of all.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055359298X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553592986

Eternal Prey (Gods of the Night #3) by Nina Bangs
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec. 28, 2010)

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A magnificent creature, Utah wants vengeance against the bloodsuckers who murdered his brother. Once the beast within him is unleashed, he won’t rest until every vampire is destroyed. But he never expected to encounter a leader of his immortal enemies who was so beautiful, bewitching . . . and mortal.

It is Lia’s destiny and her duty to stop the renegade vampires who are intent on annihilating the human and non-human races alike. But she never dreamed that Utah, once a deadly foe, would now become her ally and protector, or that loving him would be more dangerous than anything she’s ever faced before. For when Utah frees his predator soul, there will be no end to the carnage.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062018957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062018953

Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mysteries #5) by Victoria Laurie
(Paperback – Dec 28, 2010)

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When M.J. Holliday and the crew of her cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, venture to the haunted ruins of Dunlow Castle in Ireland, drawn by the legend of hidden treasure, they hope the road will rise up to meet them, that the wind will always be at their backs-and that the resident phantom won’t push them off a cliff. If they treasure their lives, M.J. and her ghost busters need to get the drop on the menacing phantom…

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045123197X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451231970

Hellforged (Deadtown #2) by Nancy Holzner
(Paperback – Dec 28, 2010)

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A demon is stalking Vicky’s dreams-just as several of Deadtown’s zombies are viciously attacked and become really dead. And when Vicky realizes she is the only connection between the victims, she suspects that the demon is somehow working through her dreams to become Deadtown’s living nightmare.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441019803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441019809

Killing Rocks (The Bloodhound Files #3) by DD Barant
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec. 28, 2010)

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FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she’s been called to duty hinges on the capture of series killer Aristotle Stoker – and an alliance with a sorcerer known as Asher. The problem: Asher has joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace has ever encountered. The solution: There is none, without Asher’s help. Jace’s goal seems simple enough – to get her man, like always. But just hours after she arrives in Vegas, she’s abducted…and she isn’t even sure who the real enemy is. Now Jace has to wonder if she’s the predator or the prey in a very dangerous game that could change not only her fate, but the world’s…Meanwhile, a serial killer is still on the loose. And time has already run out…

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks; First Edition edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312942605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312942601

My Fair Succubi (The Succubus Diaries #3) by Jill Myles
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec 28, 2010)

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IT SUCKS TO BE HER.

Living as a succubus has a bit of a learning curve, but with sexy fallen angel Noah to scratch her sensual Itch, Jackie Brighton is finally starting to feel ahead of the game. She almost doesn’t miss her gorgeous vampire master Zane—or his sinful, teasing mouth. She’s trying to convince herself of that, anyway.

But Jackie’s past mistakes catch up with her, spinning her life out of control once more. Just as her friend Remy’s inner demon comes out to play, Noah and Jackie are arrested by the angelic Serim Council. When Jackie seizes the chance to escape, she falls right into Zane’s waiting arms. As she’s pulled into a game of cat and mouse between vampires and angels, she finds she must also choose between the two men in her life. Can she decide between Noah and Zane, or will she lose everything she’s ever wanted? Because there’s more at stake than just her heart. . . .

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143918819X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439188194

Ruthless Game (Ghostwalker #9) by Christine Feehan
(Paperback – Dec. 28, 2010)

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GhostWalker Kane Cannon’s mission plunges him into a hot zone more personal than he anticipated: the hiding place of Rose Patterson-hunted fugitive, ex-lover, and a fellow GhostWalker desperate to save the life of her unborn child. Kane’s Child.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Jove; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515149217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515149210

Soul Hunt (Evie Scelan #3) by Margaret Ronald
(Mass Market Paperback Dec. 28, 2010)

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The hunter has become the hunted . . .

Without even realizing what she was doing, Genevieve Scelan has made a bad bargain. The Red Sox fanatic and supernatural tracker known as "Hound" for her extraordinary power of scent wishes she could leave magic behind now that she’s eradicated the evil cabal that oppressed Boston’s undercurrent for centuries. But now her talent’s fading, the local adepts’ squabbles are turning ugly, and worse, she’s just discovered that she owes a very large debt to someone . . . or some thing. And in the undercurrent, debts are taken very seriously.

Evie has until midwinter to pay up . . . or else. So when she gets a job that might save her—even if she’s breaking all her own rules to take it—she can’t pass it up. Now, with danger at her back and uncertain allies beside her, she’ll trace the very bones of Boston itself to protect both the city and the people she loves.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Eos; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061662437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061662430

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
(Mass Market Paperback – Dec 28, 2010)

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WHERE NO ONE ELSE DARE VENTURE…
Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty online 419 scam habit – and a talent for finding lost things. But when her latest client, a little old lady, turns up dead and the cops confiscate her lastpaycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job: missing persons
An astonishing second novel from the author of the highly-acclaimed Moxyland.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Angry Robot; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857660551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857660558

December – YA Titles #14

Reaper (Soul Screamers #3.5) by Rachel Vincent
(eBook – Dec 1, 2010)

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Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him–and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.

Suddenly Tod’s future wasn’t so sure, and he had to make a choice. Life… Death… or something Between….

An ebook exclusive Soul Screamers series novella.

Product Details

  • Format: eBook
  • File Size: 203 KB
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen (December 1, 2010)
  • ISBN 10: 1426875754
  • ISBN 13: 9781426875755

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead
(Hardcover – Dec. 7, 2010)

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The epic finale in Richelle Mead’s #1 international bestselling Vampire Academy series.

Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595143068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595143068

Entice (Need #3) by Carrie Jones
(Hardcover – Dec. 14, 2010)

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Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that’s not quite how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he’s been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it’s taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla? And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there’s that other small problem: Zara’s been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn’t turned into just any pixie. . . She’s Astley’s queen.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books (December 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599905531
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599905532

The Book of Spells (Private prequel) by Kate Brian
(Hardcover – Dec. 21, 2010)

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A Private prequel that tells the true origins of Billings House!

The Book of Spells will make you it’s witch.

Just as the Private series comes to a close, we take a look back. Hundred years ago, the originals Billings School for Girls and was the sister school to Easton Academy. Meant to turn girls into dutiful wives, it ended up producing one of the school’s most enduring legacies.

At the helm is Elizabeth Williams. Joining with her friends, they decide to form the Billings Literary Society. Initiation is difficult and dangerous, but once the eleven girls are part of the society, she informs them she would like them to a part of her coven. A powerful witch by birth, Elizabeth shares the book of spells that has been passed through her family. The girls cast charms, cursing the headmaster and giving blisters to boys with wandering hands.

But soon things grow sinister and the coven begins to splinter, with some wanting eternal wealth and others looking for even darker magic. Can Elizabeth put a stop to what she has created? And what repercussions will this have for the future girls of Billings

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (December 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442412364
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442412361

Out for Blood (Drake Chronicles #3) by Alyxandra Harvey
(Hardcover – Dec. 21, 2010)

Out for Blood (The Drake Chronicles, #3)
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Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a
legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra
Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her
friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to
attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees
the difference between vampires that must be hunted and vampires that
can become friends—or even more. When students at the academy fall
victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack
from within. She will need someone she can trust to help her save the
future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in the form of
Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would
be easy?

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (December 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802721699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802721693

Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets (Anthology) by Francesca Lia Block
(Paperback – Dec. 21, 2010)

Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets
Description

In this new volume, three of Francesca Lia Block’s works are collected together for the very first time.

In The Rose and the Beast, nine classic fairy tales are turned inside out in classic Block style. Kirkus Reviews said about this Los Angeles Times bestseller, "Block uses language like a jeweled sword, glittering as it cuts to the heart."

In Psyche in a Dress, the Psyche we all know from Greek mythology finds herself in California. Tempted by gods and demons she must discover a way to find herself again.

And in Echo, a retelling of the story of Echo and Narcissus, Echo meets a broken angel, vampires, and the fairy daughter of a rock on her quest for true love.

Love and magic and believing in ourselves are timeless themes, and this new collection will introduce Francesca Lia Block to a whole new generation of readers waiting to fall under her spell.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (December 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062019546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062019547

Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange #3) by Lesley Livingston
(Hardcover – Dec. 21, 2010)

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"I don’t love Sonny Flannery."

That’s the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn’t know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that’s hidden deep underneath New York City.

But Kelley’s not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she’s got to find out who’s after his magick—and how to use her own. She’s got to uncover who’s recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She’s got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she’s got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he’s around Kelley.

The intrigue and romance that began with Wondrous strange and Darklight come to a stormy head in Tempestuous, the breathtaking conclusion to Lesley Livingston’s ravishing urban Faerie trilogy.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (December 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061740063
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061740060

Silver Frost (Bitter Frost #3) by Kailin Gow
(Paperback – Dec. 22, 2010)

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Enter the world of Feyland, where beautiful strong fairies have been at war for years. Breena, the beautiful half fairy, half human princess from Oregon, has ascended to her rightful place in Feyland, as Queen of the Summer Kingdom. Being Queen isn’t at all what she expected. Now the weight of Feyland falls heavily on her shoulders. The landscape of Feyland is scattered with the silver blood of fairies, turning the once whitish blue frost of the Winter Kingdom to silver frost, and danger lurks everywhere including within her own court.

Secretly in love with her intended Winter Prince Kian, now Breena is faced with the realization of war, and the possibility of Kian as her greatest enemy. To help her navigate through the politics within her court and Feyland, help comes in the form of an old friend. Before she knows it, Breena’s heart is torned between two loves, just as torned as Feyland. The fate of Feyland depends on her choices, can she make the right ones even if it means turning away from her love forever?

Book 3 of the Frost Series, about the Winter Fey.

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com (December 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159748900X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597489003

Bloody Valentine (Blue Bloods) by Melissa De La Cruz
(Hardcover – Dec. 28, 2010)

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Vampires have powers beyond human comprehension: strength that defies logic, speed that cannot be captured on film, the ability to shapeshift and more. But in matters of the heart, no one, not even the strikingly beautiful and outrageously wealthy Blue Bloods, has total control. In Bloody Valentine, bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz offers readers a new story about the love lives of their favorite vamps – the passion and heartache, the hope and devastation, the lust and longing. Combined with all the glitz, glamour, and mystery fans have come to expect, this is sure to be another huge hit in the Blue Bloods series.

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423134494
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423134497

Deadly Little Games (Touch #3) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
(Hardcover – Dec. 28, 2010)

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Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to sense things through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control and hurting people. Camelia’s gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn’t yet comprehend.

Before either teen has a chance to fully grasp these abilities, an unresolved family tragedy resurfaces in Camelia’s life, irrevocably changing everything she cares about…

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423131606
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423131601

Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell
(Paperback – Dec. 28, 2010)

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Heaven-sent?

Ellie was never particularly good at talking to boys—or anyone other than her best friend and fellow outcast, Ruth. Then she met Michael.

Michael is handsome, charming, sweet. And totally into Ellie. It’s no wonder she is instantly drawn to him. But Michael has a secret. And he knows Ellie is hiding something, too. They’ve both discovered they have powers beyond their imagining. Powers that are otherworldly.

Ellie and Michael are determined to uncover what they are, and how they got this way . . . together. But the truth has repercussions neither could have imagined. Soon they find themselves center stage in an ancient conflict that threatens to destroy everything they love. And it is no longer clear whether Ellie and Michael will choose the same side.

In this electrifying novel, Heather Terrell spins a gripping supernatural tale about true love, destiny, and the battle of good versus evil.

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  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061965707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061965708

The Lost Saint (Dark Divine #2) by Bree Despain
(Hardcover – Dec. 28, 2010)

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The non-stop sequel to The Dark Divine delivers an even hotter romance and more thrilling action than Bree Despain’s first novel.  Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi.  She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved mother.  When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do.  She must become a Hound of Heaven.  Desparate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot – a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero.  But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble.  Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities – not realizing that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung.  Readers, raveous for more Grace and Daniel, will be itching to sink their teeth into The Lost Saint.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606840584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606840580

Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
(Hardcover – Dec. 28, 2010)

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Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.

Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend’s Run is famous for them. She’s used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend’s Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.

Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who’s from the wrong side of town. But she can’t deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste’s hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend’s Run.

Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006198650X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061986505

Vampire Crush by A. M. Robinson
(Paperback – Dec. 28, 2010)

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First, six mysteriously pale new students show up at Sophie McGee’s high school. Then, Sophie’s childhood nemesis James reappears, still displaying a knack for making Sophie’s blood boil. When Sophie finds out that James has a connection to the new students, she decides to investigate…never expecting her life will quickly begin to resemble a campy horror movie, complete with budding crushes and bloodthirsty villains.

Perfect for fans of the Vampire Kisses and Vladmir Tod series, A. M. Robinson’s debut novel sparkles with action, intrigue, irresistible wit, and sizzling romance.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061989711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061989711

Please CONTACT ME if I missed a title and I will update this post.
*Release dates are subject to change

6 Responses to “Hot Off The Press: 36 urban fantasy releases for December”

  1. Cecile Smutty Hussy

    Wow, what a list! Just print and handout for Christmas, lol!!!
    Thanks honey for compiling this list!
    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving day and a wonderful weekend! Hugs to you honey!

  2. Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy]

    E.J. – You're welcome. I hope you found a few to add to your TBR pile.

    Jennifer – Me too! Although it was already pretty long to begin with 🙂

    Cecile – That's a great idea! I might do that myself. And I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

  3. Susan

    Always a pleasure Shopping with you Abigail..Found a few of course..Now Latte's and Dark Chocolate Brownies..for all