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Fate Fixed


Bonnie Erina Wheeler - 2011
    They disappear into the woods at night and keep a strange secret locked in their shed. Her once calm mother is now having violent outbursts and Lexie’s little sister is hearing sinister sounds coming from the forest behind their new home. Lexie’s biggest surprise comes when she discovers the boy she has been dreaming about since her accident is living in Maine. Despite Torin’s questionable reputation, Lexie cannot resist the physical and emotional attraction pulsating between them. Animals and people in town are turning up dead and Lexie learns the strange new world she lives in has real life monsters. Just when she decides she wants to be with Torin forever, she must fight to protect her mother and sister from being harmed by a formidable evil.

Feral Nights


Cynthia Leitich Smith - 2013
    Meanwhile, sarcastic werepossum Clyde and his human pal Aimee have set out to do a little detective work of their own, sworn to avenge the brutal killing of a friend.When all three are snared in an underground kidnapping ring, they end up on a remote tropical island ruled by an unusual (even by shape-shifter standards) species. The island harbors a grim secret, and were-predator and were-prey must join forces in a fight to escape alive.Fans of best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith's Tantalize quartet will thrill to see favorite sidekick characters—together with all-new ones—take the fore in this wry, high-action entry in an exciting new series.

Fated


Sarah Alderson - 2012
    They’ll find her wherever she goes. Instead she must learn to stand and fight.But when the half-human, half-Shadow Warrior Lucas Gray is sent to spy on Evie and then ordered to kill her before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy, their fates become inextricably linked. The war that has raged for one thousand years between humans and demons is about to reach a devastating and inevitable conclusion. Either one or both of them will die before this war ends.If your life becomes bound to another’s, what will it take to sever it?

Otherkin


Nina Berry - 2012
    Then she rescues a boy from a cage, and he tells her secrets about herself. Now inside her burns a darkness that will transform her.Everything is about to change--and neither Caleb, nor the Otherkin, nor those who hunt them, are prepared for what Dez will unleash.

Vampires Rule


K.C. Blake - 2011
    Unhappy as a vampire and forever stuck at age 17, he dreams of a life without fangs. So when a freak event gives him back his mortality, he sees it as a second chance to be normal. But what's normal about a werewolf English teacher, a girlfriend who is the werewolf hunter, and a brother that can't decide if he should welcome Jack home or stake him through the heart to be on the safe side?  Vampires just got fun again.(Alternate cover edition can be found here.)

Blade Song


J.C. Daniels - 2012
    It should be a piece of cake.So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters - especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails - she’s dead.If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long enough to collect her fee...

Death Games


Ariel Hunter - 2020
    Salvatore and I’m what’s known as a living vampire. But just means I haven’t died yet. Once that happens… I become the real deal. Except, I’m not really sure if being undead is what I want. I like being human. Or well, humanish. Unfortunately for me, I was just kidnapped by hunters who are hell bent on playing their sick death games. Me and all the other supernaturals they gathered are just the newest trophy’s they plan to hunt—and kill—for sport. The only way out of here? To escape. But first, I have to get past the sexy as sin hunter that’s been eyeing me. Too bad he’s the one supposed to kill me twice. Fans of L.J. Smith, Richelle Mead, Bella Forrest, K.F. Breene, Kelly St. Clare, and E.M. Knight will love the new adult paranormal romance series.

Night World, No. 3


L.J. Smith - 2009
    Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.The apocalypse is drawing near. But four Wild Powers can save the world from the impending doom. Circle Daybreak, an underground organization with both Night World and human members, is searching for the four who can stop the darkness.A vampire hunter - who is half vampire - stalks her own kind to protect humans in Huntress.In Black Dawn, Maggie stumbles upon an old Night World kingdom where the ruling vampire prince is both an enemy and an ally.And Circle Daybreak hires Keller, a shapeshifting panther, to guard a new Wild power in Witchlight. But when Keller falls in love with the Wild Power's soulmate, her love could destroy everything...

The Summoning


Kelley Armstrong - 2008
    My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House... before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

Gathering Tinder


Julie Wetzel - 2014
    His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area. This is the first book in The Ancient Fire SeriesThis is part one of two. The original book was divided due to length.This book has been rated using the Crimson Tree Publishing Disclosure System. All scores are out of 5. For more details please visit the their website. Violence - 5Language - 3Romance / Sensuality - 1Drugs / Alcohol - 1Note: This book is currently free on Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, etc.

Vampire Academy


Richelle Mead - 2007
    She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires—the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger... and the Strigoi are always close by.Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever...

Throne to the Wolves


J.A. Cipriano - 2016
    Mage. Nerd. Gamer Extraordinaire.And yes, I wrote that on my nametag. I was having a great day right up until Justin Bailey, werewolf prince and Grade A Pain-In-My-Ass came barreling into the shop I work at. Then he threw around words like "blood feud," "sorceress," and "murderer," so I couldn't just kick him out, especially since they all seemed connected to me.Now the only thing I can do to clear my name is use my magic to help him find the culprit before the council of wolves takes matters into their own hands. If they do, they won't just kill me, they'll put the kibosh on anyone who's ever talked to me.I guess Uncle Ben was right about that whole responsibility thing.

The Hunted


Kristy Berridge - 2011
    The novel explores a strong, female heroin; sassy and genuine, encumbered by a severe problem with authority. Supporting characters are complimentary, humorous and with individual agendas that expand the story’s base into an exciting, horror-filled spectrum all softened with a hint of romance.

Haven


Kristi Cook - 2011
    Then she found a new school: Winterhaven. There, Violet fits right in. All the students have special “gifts” like her own, and she quickly finds a close group of friends. But Violet’s attraction to an alluring boy becomes problematic when intense visions of his death start to haunt her. In her premonitions, the secret he is unwilling to share begins to reveal itself—and the unbelievable becomes reality. To Violet’s horror, she learns that their destinies are intertwined in a crictical—and deadly—way.

Daierwolves of Paris - Lou


Roxane Dambre - 2012
    Steeped in Da�erwolf tradition and adept at living undetected among humans, Lou infiltrates the French secret service in order to track down a rogue Da�erwolf who threatens to end the peaceful balance all other Da�erwolves strive to maintain. As she tries to restore order in her community, as well as in the whole of Paris, she meets the man she didn�t think existed: her perfect mate.With an inimitable perspective on life, the constant threat of danger looming, and love in the air, Lou demonstrates time and again why humans should be thankful for animal instincts.