Nicci Sefton’s Luxuria is a great story of first loves, teenage crushes, trying to fit in at a new school, and oh yeah, the most popular girls just happen to be vampires. The relationship between Derrick and Annabelle is believable and draws you in very quickly. The supporting characters are just as well written and developed as the two leads. I don’t normally read or review books in the YA genre, but I found Luxuria to be very well written and thought out for such a young author. Nicci Sefton has a bright future as an author if she continues to develop her talent with original ideas and well written stories.

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When Derrick Clark steps into Madison Prep for his first day he’s not sure what to expect. All he knows is this school is nothing like his old school. Luckily he recognizes several people from his old school that had also been transferred.  The day turns out to be pretty typical until he see’s Annabell Crystal. She’s the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen and he’s drawn to her even more than the rest of the school seems to be. Along with her two sisters Lucy and Precious, the Crystal’s are the talk of the school. All the girls want to be them and all the boys want to date them. There is just something so different about them. When Derrick is paired with Annabell in poetry class, as well as being cast as her partner in the school play, he falls head over heels for her.  Unfortunately Annabell seems to feel nothing but irritation for him. Her disdainful attitude towards him doesn’t keep Derrick from pursuing her even against the warnings of the other students that the girls don’t date, ever.

Eventually Derrick gets under Annabell’s tough exterior and as the relationship grows he finds out their secret. The Crystal’s are vampires. Derrick refuses to give up Annabell even though she continually tells him that she is dangerous for him. But love is love. Derrick stands behind his declaration of love against Annabell’s denial of her feelings and the fact that her family has forbidden her from having any kind of relationship with him.

When a powerful vampire from the past comes to claim Annabell for himself, the relationship between her and Derrick may be the death of both of them.


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Here’s a list of known upcoming book releases from your favorite paranormal romance authors for January 2011.

If we’ve missed any titles, feel free to post a comment informing of us of the book title, author and release date.

Ant= Anthology/collection of short stories

A=Angels/Guardians/Gods

AGT=Agents/Spy/Spec Ops/Feds

D= Dragons

DE= Demons

E=Erotica

FE= Fae/Faries/Elves

FY= Fantasy

GH= Ghost/Spirits

H= Historical

HL= Highlanders

HMR= Humor

MG= Magic

MY=Mystery

Psy= Psychic/ESP

RR= Re-Release

SCI= Sci-Fi

SH= Shifters/Were

UF= Urban Fantasy

V= Vampires

VK= Vikings

WH= Witch/Warlock

WR= Warriors/Brotherhood

YA= Young Adult

Z=Zombies


January 1st

The Tower and the Tears:
Magic University #2
Cecilia Tan
MG

Kiss At Your Own Risk: Soulfire #1
Stephanie Rowe
WH

I Dream of Genies
Judi Fennell


January 3rd

My Immortal Assassin:
Immortal Series #3
Carolyn Jewel
D, MG


January 4th

The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance: Anthology
Misc Authors
Ant, HL

Angel at Dawn:
Fitz Clare Chronicles #10
Emma Holly
V

Blood Challenge: Novel of the Lupi #7
Eileen Wilks
UF, WW

Master of Smoke: Mageverse #10
Angela Knight
WW, WCH, MG

Skin Heat: Skin series #5
Ava Gray
SH

Immortal Champion:
Immortal Brotherhood #3
Lisa Hendrix
WR, MG, VK, SH, H

Finding Destiny:
Sons of Destiny anthology
Jean Johnson
ANT

Indulgent: Eternal Pleasure Novel
Cathryn Fox
MG, E

Frostfire: Kyndred #3
Lynn Viehl
PSY

Surrender to Darkness:
Soul Gatherer #3
Annette McCleave
WR, FY

Secrets of the Demon: Kara Gillian #3
Diana Rowland
MG, D, UF

Hexbound: Dark Elite #2
Chloe Neill
YA, MG

Awakened: House of Night #8
P.C. and Kristin Cast
YA, V

Taken by the Others:
H&W Investigation #2
Jess Haines
UF, WW, V

Demon Marked: Demon Bound #2
Anna J Evans
D, UF

A Werewolf In Manhattan:
A Wild About You Novel
Vicki Lewis Thompson
SH

Must Love Kilts
Allie Mackay
HL

Everlong
Hailey Edwards
FY

A Cat’s Cradle: String of Fate
Bianca D’Arc
SH, E

The Temptation: Forbidden #4
Samantha Sommersby
WW, E, RR

Night School: Blood Covet #5
Mari Mancusi
YA, FE, V

Home for a Spell: Bewitching Mystery #7
Madelyn Alt
WH

Mercy Blade: Jane Yellowrock #3
Faith Hunter
UF, V

Shadowspell: Faeriewalker #2
Jenna Black
YA, FE

The Vampire Diaries:
Stefan’s Diaries #2
L. J. Smith
YA, V

Unearthly
Cynthia Hand
YA, A

Blood and Destiny:
Ladies of St George #1
Kaye Chambers
UF, V, SH, E

Bound by Nature
Cooper David
SH, E


January 7th

Forsaken: Demon Trappers #1
Jana Oliver
D


January 11th

Warped
Maurissa Guibord
YA

All Just Glass: Den of Shadow # 5
Amelia Atwater Rhodes
YA, V


January 18th

Shadowfever: Fever series #5
Karen Marie Moning
FE

The Witch’s Daughter
Paula Brackston
H, WH, MG


January 25th

Captive Heart:
Dark Crescent Sisterhood #4
Anna Windsor
D, WH, WW

Archangel’s Consort: Guild Hunter #4
Nalini Singh
UF, FY

Raziel: Fallen #1
Kristina Douglas
D, A

Iron Queen: Iron Fey Trilogy
Julie Kagawa
YA, FE

Blessed: Tantalize #3
Cynthia Leitich Smith
YA, V

A Brush of Darkness
Allison Pang
D, MG, UF

Crossed: Void City #3
J. F. Lewis
UF, V

Throat
R. A. Nelson
YA, V

Dragon Warrior: Midnight Bay #2
Janet Chapman
SH

Jabril is the second book in D.B. Reynolds’ series Vampires in America. We were left broken hearted at the end of Raphael, wondering if the two lovers would ever reunite. In Jabril, we get to experience the strength of Cyn and the determination of Raphael that sets up some very emotional and sexy scenes between the two. With new characters added to the already compelling cast, Reynolds draws us deeper into the world of the Vampire Lords. Reynolds’ vivid descriptions make it easy to jump into the story and lose track of time, making this book impossible to put down! The descriptive natures of Reynolds’ writing made it very easy to hate Jabril from the very first meeting. I cringed at his actions and cheered at his downfall! This story is filled with action, adventure, love, betrayal, and a refreshing reminder that not all vampires are made for happily ever after. Some are the purely evil monsters of legend.  I can’t wait to see where D.B. Reynolds takes this series. A must read for all vampire lovers!

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When Raphael, one of the country’s eight Vampire Lords, walked away from Cynthia (Cyn) Leighton she thought her heart would never heal. What better way to move on with her life than to take a PI job in Texas, far away from Raphael’s California territory. Once Cyn gets to Texas, she learns quickly that not all Vampire Lords are created equal. While Raphael rules his territory with strength and fairness, the Texas Vampire Lord Jabril Karim rules through pain and fear.

Jabril had manipulated his way through the court system in order to get guardianship of Mirabelle and Liz in order to gain control of their family’s vast fortune. When Mirabelle turned 18, Jabril raped and turned Mirabelle so that he could truly control her. When Liz goes missing Jabril decides to hire Cyn to find her. He also hires a male PI since he doesn’t truly believe that Cyn will succeed. The only reason he wanted Cyn was because he knew she was once Raphael’s.

While meeting with Jabril, Cyn also meets the sister of the missing girl and realizes quickly that leaving Mirabelle in Jabril’s control or bringing Liz back to him is the last thing she is going to do. Risking her life and Jabril’s wrath, she rescues Mirabelle from the compound and heads to the only place she knows they will both be safe. Cyn must put aside her own broken heart and beg Raphael to take Mirabelle as one of his own. While Raphael agrees to protect Mirabelle he also uses the situation to keep Cyn within his reach.



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