>News and New Releases in July

>July is coming! Only a few short days away and we’re sorry to see June go for all the wonderful things that happened this past month, but July promises to be just as sweet. So to start July off, we wanted to show you what we’re looking forward to releasing. (At the bottom of this post, you can find several places to view full release lists for July.) Before we get to the new releases, however, we wanted to tell you some of the events happening at PBD in the month to come!

We will be having a Moning Maniac Week starting Monday. Learn all about it in the ‘Week In Review’

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Author Chloe Neill will be here for her Twice Bitten blog tour.

Also, we will have young adult authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jennifer Lynn Barnes. So check back frequently and join in on all the fun!!

July 1, 2010
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
[Wolves of Mercy Falls 2]

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In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . .
and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love — the light and the dark, the warm and the cold — in a way you will never forget.

July 6, 2010
Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill
[Chicagoland Vampires 3]

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Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit, Chicago’s newest vampire. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene-and to spy for the vamps while she’s at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan’s offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.

Unfortunately, someone is gunning for Gabriel, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She’ll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals-not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries-old master vampire.

July 20, 2010
Dark and Stormy Knights by Jim Butcher, Ilona Andrews, Carrie Vaughn, & more
[Anthology]

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It was a dark and stormy knight, and nine dark defenders embarked upon a most perilous quest….

They’re the ultimate defenders of humanity—modern day knights who do dark deeds for all the right reasons. In this all-star collection, nine of today’s hottest paranormal authors bring us thrilling, all-new stories of supernatural knights that are brimming with magic mystery and mayhem.

John Marcone sets aside his plans to kill Harry Dresden to go head-to-head with a cantrev lord in Jim Butcher’s Even Hand. Kate Daniels is called upon for bodyguard duty to protect Saimen, a shifter she trusts less than the enemy in Ilona Andrews’ A Questionable Client. Cormac must stop a killer werewolf before it attacks again on the next full moon in Carrie Vaughn’s God’s Creatures. And in Vicki Pettersson’s Shifting Star, Skamar gets more than she bargained for when she goes after a creature kidnapping young girls—and enlists the aid of her frustratingly sexy neighbor.

When everything’s on the line, will these knights complete their missions and live to fight again another day? Find out in Dark and Stormy Knights!

Includes stories from: Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Shannon K. Butcher, Rachel Caine, P.N. Elrod, Deidre Knight, Vicki Pettersson, Lilith Saintcrow, Carrie Vaughn

July 20, 2010
Discord’s Apple by Carrie Vaughn

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Discord’s Apple, a novel about a small Colorado town, the end of the world, and the Trojan War.

Hidden in her dying father’s house is a secret magical storeroom where wondrous treasures from myth and legend are kept until they are needed. Evie must guard the storeroom against ancient and malicious forces. At stake is the fate of the world and the prevention of nothing less than the Apocalypse.

Read the first chapter of DISCORD’S APPLE here.

July 27, 2010
Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
[Night Huntress World 2]

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An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness…and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears – this fearless, beautiful….human who braved death to rescue him. Though her burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

*Enter our Eternal Kiss of Darkness giveaway Here.

July 27, 2010
Wait for Dusk by Jocelynn Drake
[Dark Days 5]

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There is no sanctuary in the night . . .

Feared even by her own kind for her mastery of fire, the nightwalker Mira is summoned by the coven to take her rightful place as Elder. But with this honor comes grave responsibility—a commitment to the annihilation of the unleashed naturi. For now the foul creatures walk the earth—and neither vampire nor human will survive their horrific onslaught.

A tide of blood is sweeping relentlessly across the European continent, as Mira is dispatched to Budapest for the most devastating test yet of her astonishing powers—and falls into a well-laid trap. With the dark secrets that haunt her growing darker by the hour, she must confront the terrible truth of her past and protect her fragile sanity in the face of unanticipated treachery—a betrayal by her trusted ally, her beloved enemy, the vampire slayer Danaus.

July 27, 2010
As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding
[Dreg City 2]

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Evangeline Stone, a rogue bounty hunter, never asked for a world divided between darkness and light . . .

. . . or the power to die and live again in someone else’s borrowed body. After a murder plot meant to take her out leaves an entire race of shapeshifters nearly extinct, Evy is gnawed by guilt. So when one of the few survivors of the slaughter enlists her aid, she feels duty-bound to help—even though protecting a frail, pregnant shifter is the last thing Evy needs, especially with the world going to hell around her.

Amid weres, Halfies, gremlins, vamps—and increasingly outgunned humans—a war for supremacy is brewing. With shifters demanding justice, her superiors desperate to control her, and an assassin on her trail, Evy discovers a horrifying conspiracy. And she may be the only person in the world who can stop it—unless, of course, her own side gets her first.

July 27, 2010
Jealousy by Lili St.Crow
[Strange Angels 3]

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It’s a good thing Dru Anderson is fast. Because the sucker chasing her isn’t slowing down—and he won’t rest until he has tasted her blood and silenced her heart . . .

Dru’s best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru’s heart get in the way of her survival?

Looking for more July releases? Check out these websites:

Abagail at All Things Urban Fantasy
Danna at Cozy Mystery
Rachel at Parajunkee’s View has Young Adult and Adult
Mark at Walker of Worlds (SciFi & Fantasy)
Mark will have his up June 1st.

You’ve seen what we’re looking forward to, what are you looking forward to in July?
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