New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green returns to the Nightside in time for John Taylor's wedding in "The Bride Wore Black Leather."
John is finally going to make an honest woman of Shotgun Suzy, and all of his friends and enemies in the Nightside are ready to celebrate the new Walker's impending nuptials. But John wants one last case as a private investigator to go out on, which leads him to the annual Immortal ball where someone is murdered right under his nose.
John solves the case in time to head to his bachelor party, but the danger isn't over yet. Friend Julien Advent needs some help in bringing down the Sun King, a spirit of the 60s god who wants to bring the Aquarians to this Earth. But are those who gave him his power as benign as he thinks? Before the night is over, John is accused of murdering the Nightside's only beloved figure and everyone, including Shotgun Suzy, wants his head for it. With everyone after him, who can John turn to? Is the wedding still on if he survives?
This dark urban fantasy series is a favorite of mine, combing noir with the paranormal, where everyone has a score to settle and enemies and friends are interchangeable. With the ending of this book, it seems that this could possibly be the last story of John Taylor, which would disappoint me terribly, but if you have to go out, you might as well go out on a high note.
Grim, gritty and unforgettable, the Nightside delivers paranormal chill and thrills.
"The Bride Wore Black Leather" is published by Ace. It is $25.95 and 310 pages long.
A new recruit to the FBI tracks down an unknown killer and learns more about her past in "Blood of Eden" by Tami Dane.
Sloan has just been accepted for an FBI internship - but when her ex and academic rival shows up and takes her position, she finds herself accepted into the PBAU - Paranormal Behavioral Analysis Unit. This group gets the cases that have a little something extra to them - and they are not ruling out unknown paranormal forces at work. Sloan's first case involves women dying from strange diseases after apparently being bitten on the neck. Is it the work of an actual vampire or another monster? Or is it just a crazed human? And why does Sloan keep hearing voices whispering to her in the night - is she inheriting her mother's mental illness? Or is she the target of sinister forces? All of this plus a budding romance with fellow FBI agent JT, leaves Sloan with her hands full and in a lot of danger...
This was a great procedural mystery with a bit of the paranormal as well. This should interest both paranormal readers and those that like "Law & Order" as well. This is the beginning of an intriguing new series.
"Blood of Eden" is published by Kensington. It is $7.99 and 344 pages long.
Richelle Mead wraps up her Dark Swan series in "Shadow Heir."
Eugenie Markham is trapped between two worlds. Half shaman and half fae, she finds herself pregnant with twins from her ex-lover, shape shifter Kiyo - and her son is prophesied to destroy the world one day. This means that both worlds are trying to kill her to prevent this from happening, and Eugenie would do anything to keep her babies safe.
Eugenie's old love, the fairy king Dorian, is doing all that he can to help her, but when a spell-driven blight begins to hit the land, Eugenie is doing the best she can to protect her kingdoms, her lands, her loves, and most importantly, her children. Everything comes to a head when a life-altering secret comes into a play and a desperate choice must be made.
This series goes out with a bang with plenty of action, magic, romance and twists along the way.
"Shadow Heir" is published by Zebra. It is $7.99 and 390 pages long.
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