That time again…and it looks like there is a trio of new series starting up this week to look at. This first one is from Virna DePaul. Turned is the title of the first book in the Belladonna Agency series.
Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden.
But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules.
Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own.
When Ty claims to have information about Ana’s missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both.
Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?
–The Belladonna Agency reading list is HERE
This second one is from Cynthia Garner. Vampire’s Hunger is the first book in her new Awakening series.
Kimberly Treat is one of the best necromancers Akron, Ohio has ever seen. Normally her necromancy sessions go off without a hitch. She raises the dead, takes up to half an hour to get questions answered, and then lets the dead go back to their eternal rest. Except…the last dead person she raised refuses to rest and bites the medical examiner. Two days later the ME becomes ill with fever. Soon, there’s a worldwide pandemic and civilization has spiraled out of control.
Everyone blames Kimber. Hell, Kimber blames Kimber. And she’s still trying to figure out what went wrong. The only thing she knows is that the power she normally taps into in order to raise the dead-something called the Unseen-feels dark. And now it reaches for her instead of allowing her to draw its energy as needed.
It doesn’t help that sexy vampire Duncan MacDonnough appoints himself her protector. Not that she doesn’t need one-anyone who hears her name instantly hates her, and there are plenty of folks out there who are more than willing, even eager, to act on that hatred. But she doesn’t need a vampire protecting her, especially since he won’t tell her why he’s protecting her. She has to wonder what his hidden agenda is.
Besides, who’s going to protect her when hunger flares in his eyes?
–Awakening reading list is HERE
And finally, we have Ghost Seer from Robin D. Owens. It is the first book of the Ghost Seer series.
There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts…
When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy—and living—Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.
A former deputy sheriff, Zach is leaving a painful past behind in Montana for a new life in Denver as a private investigator, a job that has him crossing paths with beautiful Clare. Not that she minds. After the restless ghost of a Wild West gunman demands her assistance, Clare finds herself needing Zach more and more—and not just for help.
–Ghost Seer reading list is HERE
I think I am going to check out Ghost Seer. I haven’t gotten into the ghost thing much, and it would be a nice change. Also, it would be a good introduction to Robin D. Owens, since I haven’t tried anything else by her as yet. Are any of these on your weekly wish list?