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Fresh Pick | FROSTBITTEN by Kelley Armstrong
Fresh Pick / November 21, 2009

Women of the Otherworld #10 October 2009On Sale: September 29, 2009Featuring: Elena Michaels; Clayton Danvers384 pages ISBN: 0553806629EAN: 9780553806625Hardcover$26.00 Romance Paranormal, Fantasy Urban Buy at Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it’s downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the Pack’s chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc “mutts” can wreak. When they hear of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside Anchorage, she and her husband, Clay, journey to Alaska in the dead of winter in order to hunt down the dangerous werewolves. Trapped in this savage, untamed winter realm, she and Clay learn more about their own werewolf heritage than they bargained for, tapping a little more into the wild nature of the beast within. With Elena back in the starring role, this is the book Kelley Armstrong fans have been waiting for. One of the very best entries in this talented author’s Women of the Otherworld urban fantasy series. Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | MOONBURN by Alisa Sheckley
Fresh Pick / November 20, 2009

June 2009On Sale: May 19, 2009Featuring: Red Mallin; Abra Barrow368 pages ISBN: 0345505883EAN: 9780345505880Mass Market Paperback$6.99 Fantasy Urban Buy at Moonburn by Alisa Sheckley Some instincts are too powerful to deny. Except when the moon is full… Some instincts are too powerful to deny. In the past year, veterinarian Abra Barrow has gone through some major changes: She’s left Manhattan for the deceptively quiet small town of Northside, ditched her cheating husband, and discovered that he has infected her with the rare werewolf virus. Now Abra is finally beginning to feel as if she has her life under control–except when the moon is full. But then, all of a sudden, Abra starts losing her temper–and her inhibitions–even when the sun is shining. Her new man, shape-shifting wildlife expert Red Mallin, seems to know more about her condition than he’s letting on, but he’s a little preoccupied with strange creatures that have been crossing the dimensional border. With her hormones in overdrive, Abra finds herself releasing the beast in all the men around her. As life in Northside becomes increasingly more peculiar–and more perilous–she must decide whom she can trust . . . when she’s not even sure she can…

Fresh Pick | ETERNAL MOON by Rebecca York
Fresh Pick / November 19, 2009

Moon #10 April 2009On Sale: April 7, 2009Featuring: Renata Cordona; Jacob Marshall304 pages ISBN: 0425227006EAN: 9780425227008Paperback$7.99 Romance Paranormal, Romance Suspense Buy at Eternal Moon by Rebecca York They are destined to be together for all eternity—if they can defeat the evil stalking them. Determined to stop a madman, P.I. Renata Cordona is undercover when she’s almost attacked by a pack of vicious dogs. A lone wolf saves her. Then, out of nowhere, a man with an electrifying touch appears—the man who is clearly her destiny. Good and evil clash down through the ages in a struggle for supremacy. Renata Cordona is the reincarnation of an ancient goddess. Werewolf Jacob Marshall is a dog whisperer and her true consort. They have met countless times through the centuries in different lives. And each time, a demon steps into the equation to keep them from fulfilling their destiny. They’ve never been strong enough to fight the ancient evil. But can a werewolf change the equation? Or will they repeat the pattern of destruction and doom humanity along with themselves? Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | DEADLY DESIRE by Keri Arthur
Fresh Pick / November 18, 2009

Riley Jenson, Guardian #7 April 2009On Sale: March 24, 2009Featuring: Riley Jensen368 pages ISBN: 0553591150EAN: 9780553591156Mass Market Paperback$6.99 Romance Paranormal Buy at Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur Seduction that kills. Pleasure to die for.She just can’t resist . . . Guardian Riley Jenson always seems to face the worst villains. And this time’s no different. For it’s no ordinary sorceress who can raise the dead to do her killing. But that’s exactly what Riley expects to find at the end of a trail of female corpses used—and discarded—in a bizarre ritual of evil. With pressure mounting to catch one fiend, another series of brutal slayings shocks the vampire world of her lover, Quinn. So the last thing Riley needs is the heat of the upcoming full moon bringing her werewolf hormones to a boil—or the reappearance of a sexy bounty hunter, the rogue wolf Kye Murphy. Riley has threatened Murphy with arrest if he doesn’t back off the investigation, but it’s Riley who feels handcuffed by Kye’s lupine charm. Torn between her vamp and wolf natures, between her love for Quinn and her hots for Kye, Riley knows she’s courting danger and indulging the deadliest desires. For her hunt…

Fresh Pick | MORTAL SINS by Eileen Wilks
Fresh Pick / November 17, 2009

World of the Lupi #5 February 2009On Sale: February 3, 2009Featuring: Lily Yu; Rule Turner352 pages ISBN: 0425225526EAN: 9780425225523Mass Market Paperback$7.99 Romance Paranormal Buy at Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks FBI Agent Lily Yu and her werewolf lover are embroiled in a series of murders, each linked to a form of dangerous “death magic.” FBI agent Lily Yu is in North Carolina with her lover and mate Rule Turner, lu nuncio of the Nokolai werewolf clan, where he is to take custody of his son from the boy’s grandmother. It’s a purely personal trip until Rule, in wolf form, finds three bodies in a shallow grave. They carry the stench of death magic, which makes the murders a federal crime. Lily takes charge of the investigation, and soon realizes that nothing adds up—not the motives, not even the accused killer, who’s behind bars when death strikes again. But murder, however bizarre, is an everyday affair for Lily, who was a homicide cop before being recruited into the FBI’s Magical Crimes Division. A more personal shock arrives in the person of Rule’s son’s mother. Why is she challenging Rule’s long standing plan to bring his son to live among the…

Fresh Pick | THE BETTER TO HOLD YOU by Alisa Sheckley
Fresh Pick / November 16, 2009

Abra Barrow #1 March 2009On Sale: February 24, 2009Featuring: Abra Barrow; Red Mallin336 pages ISBN: 0345505875EAN: 9780345505873Mass Market Paperback$6.99 Fantasy Urban Buy at The Better To Hold Youby Alisa Sheckley Being Married to a Werewolf Gives New Meaning to the Words “High Risk Relationship.” SHE KNOWS WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Manhattan veterinarian Abra Barrow has more sense about animals than she has about men. So when her adored journalist husband returns from a research trip to Romania and starts pacing their apartment like a caged wolf, Abra agrees to move with him to a rural mansion upstate in order to save her marriage. But while there are perks to her new life, particularly in the bedroom, Abra soon discovers that nothing in the bucolic town of Northside is what it seems. The local tavern serves a dangerous, predatory underworld. Her husband has developed feral new appetites and a roving eye, and his lack of humanity isn’t entirely emotional. As the moon waxes full, Abra must choose between trusting the man she married, taking a chance on a seductive stranger, or following her own animal instincts. An intense werewolf story with some interesting new twists. Excerpt Chapter 1 There…