Get spooky with several new paranormal releases!
Esther Diamond gets a seasonal paranormal mystery to solve in "Polterheist" by Laura Resnick.
Acting parts have been lean for Esther, which is why she has ended up taking a job as the Jewish elf for Santa at major Manhattan department store Fenster & Co. As if trying to entertain the crazy holiday shoppers wasn't bad enough, the holiday help keeps disappearing - and one of her friends claims to have been attacked in the elevator by something evil. When shoppers are also spooked, Ether realizes she may have to call in 350-year-old sorcerer friend Max for a little assistance - as someone may be using the approaching solstice to unleash evil.
Esther's books are always a mix of humor, scary paranormal adventures, a wacky group of supporting cast and an intense mystery to solve. I can't wait to see what happens to Esther after the holidays.
"Polterheist" is published by Daw. It is $7.99 and is 375 pages long.
A secretary finds out she is fated to be a vessel to an ancient Egyptian queen in New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank's "Forbidden."
Docia is on her way to work when a tragic accident befalls her. She wakes up in an in-between world where she meets Cleo, who tells her she can come back to life, only sharing her body with her. Docia agrees, and finds everything has changed. For starts, a hot stranger named Ram tells her he is sworn to protect her from the Bodywalkers enemies. Docia is attracted to Ram, but he holds back, knowing Cleo and she belong to Menes, his king. And as danger surrounds them, they find their passions only escalate. Who does Docia's heart belong to? And will she survive long enough to give it away?
This is a new twist in the paranormal genre, of Egyptian gods and goddesses and rulers in modern day bodyhopping. And the romance is top notch.
"Forbidden" is published by Ballentine. It is $7.99 and 340 pages long.
National bestselling author Sharon Shinn tells the story of a woman who will do anything to protect her sister in "Still Life with Shape-Shifter."
Melanie has always helped take care of her half-sister Ann, ever since her flighty mother took off for parts unknown. Melanie knows her sister's secret - she is a shapeshifter, and it's that secret that has led Melanie and her family to buy a home out in the middle of nowhere. Ann has disappeared for a while, and Melanie is scared to sell her property to a land developer for fear that Ann won't know where to go when she reverts to human shape. When a freelance writer shows up on Melanie's doorstep, wanting to know more about Ann's story for a book on shapeshifters, she is understandably worried. For Melanie has done what she can to protect Ann's secret and thereby protect Ann. But when Ann finally reappears, Melanie soon learns her sister's secret is the least of her worries - Ann is dying. Is this the one thing she cannot protect her sister from?
This is a wonderful fantasy story about family, sisters and their bonds. It's warm and wonderful and will keep readers enthralled.
"Still Life With Shape-Shifter" is published by Ace. It is $25.95 and 343 pages long.
New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey starts a new stories with a detective with a tail who works for a Norse goddess in "Dark Currents."
Living in Pemkowet has given Daisy Johanssen plenty of brushes with the supernatural. And Daisy is part of the community as well as the daughter of an incubus. When a young college student drowns and it looks like the supernatural community is involved, Daisy is pulled in by both Hel and the police department to solve the crime. Working with sexy (and in-the-closet werewolf) Cody just might make for some complications, but Daisy's ready to face down ghouls, water spirits and fairies to solve the case, before someone makes her lose her temper and unless Armageddon.
This is the start to a great new series of police procedural wrapped up with spooky supernatural that is insanely addictive. I can't wait to see what case Daisy gets next!
"Dark Currents" is published by Roc. It is $26.95 and 368 pages long.
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