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  • Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh

    Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 75 ratings
    Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man...
  • Father Mine by J.R. Ward

    Father Mine by J.R. Ward

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 110 ratings
    Readers met and fell in love with Zsadist and Bella in J. R. Ward's third New York Times bestselling novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Awakened. As a former blood slave, Zsadist bore the scars from a past filled with suffering and degradation until Bella came along and helped heal his emotional wounds...
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  • Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh

    Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 85 ratings
    Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war. Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease...
  • Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones

    Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones

    Rated: 4.53 of 5 stars
    · 38 ratings
    A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, missing people, errant wives, philandering business owners, and oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead...
  • The Beast by J.R. Ward

    The Beast by J.R. Ward

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 65 ratings
    Rhage and Mary return in a new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a series “so popular, I don’t think there’s a reader today who hasn’t at least heard of [it]” (USA Today). Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn...
  • The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

    The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

    Rated: 4.49 of 5 stars
    · 42 ratings
    As a Part-time PI and fulltime grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now...
  • Night's Reckoning by Elizabeth Hunter

    Night's Reckoning by Elizabeth Hunter

    Rated: 4.75 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    Darkness comes for everyone, and some fates are inescapable.For over a thousand years, the legendary sword Laylat al Hisab—the Night’s Reckoning—has been lost in the waters of the East China Sea. Forged as a peace offering between two ancient vampires, the sword has eluded treasure hunters, human and immortal alike.But in time, even the deep gives up its secrets...
  • Omens and Artifacts by Elizabeth Hunter

    Omens and Artifacts by Elizabeth Hunter

    Rated: 4.61 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    In the elemental world, reputation is everything, but gaining it can get you killed.Setting up shop as an antiquities hunter means nothing if you don't have clients. Benjamin Vecchio, nephew of a famed vampire assassin, is the subject of widespread speculation, but so far that speculation hasn't translated into work.What Ben needs is a job. A big job. A profitable job.A legendary job...
  • Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh

    Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh

    Rated: 4.40 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 41 ratings
    Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy.... Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind…and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing...
  • The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones

    The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 48 ratings
    In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker...
  • Imitation and Alchemy by Elizabeth Hunter

    Imitation and Alchemy by Elizabeth Hunter

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    All Ben Vecchio wanted was a quiet summer before his last semester of university. Was that too much to ask? All Tenzin wanted was a cache of priceless medieval coins that had been missing for several hundred years. And some company. Phrases like “never again” don’t mean much when you’ve been a vampire for several thousand years...
  • Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones

    Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 29 ratings
    Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the final installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series! Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plain for eternity – which is the appropriate amount of time to make a person starkraving mad...
  • Martyr's Promise by Elizabeth Hunter

    Martyr's Promise by Elizabeth Hunter

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    When Summer Mackenzie and her boyfriend disappear in the fog-shrouded forests of Northern California, it sets off more than one alarm. The sheriff’s department is looking for them, the state rangers are on their trail, and even private security companies have gotten involved...
  • Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

    Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

    Rated: 4.37 of 5 stars
    · 39 ratings
    Old habits die hard. And I plan on mur­der­ing some­one before the night is through. Killing used to be my reg­u­lar gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spi­der, assassin-for-hire. And I was very good at it. Now, I’m ready to make the one hit that truly mat­ters: Mab Mon­roe, the dan­ger­ous Fire ele­men­tal who mur­dered my fam­ily when I was thir­teen...
  • Blood Apprentice by Elizabeth Hunter

    Blood Apprentice by Elizabeth Hunter

    Rated: 4.52 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    If you’re a human in a vampire’s world, nothing goes according to plan. When a map to the mysterious fortune of notorious privateer Miguel Enríquez falls in the lap of Ben and Tenzin, only one of them is jumping at the opportunity. Tenzin can’t wait to search for a secret cache of gold. Ben, on the other hand, couldn’t be less excited...
  • The Flame Game by R.J. Blain

    The Flame Game by R.J. Blain

    Rated: 4.61 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    an alternate cover edition can be found hereBailey and Quinn are back for one last action-filled adventure!A corrupt police chief is on the loose, and it falls to Bailey and Quinn to put an end to him before he finds some way to weaponize the spreading rabies virus, create yet another batch of potent gorgon dust, and otherwise wreck Bailey’s happily ever after...
  • Sid by Teresa Gabelman

    Sid by Teresa Gabelman

    Rated: 4.54 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 17 ratings
    Renowned for his playboy lifestyle and wisecrack remarks, Sid Sinclair knows he is the last pick for the lead investigator of human/half-breed trafficking. Never one to play by the rules, Sid takes his new position seriously, but not without driving the leader of the VC Council and fellow Warrior’s crazy. A human with a special gift, Lana Fitzpatrick’s life is complicated...
  • The Two Kings by Stephanie Hudson

    The Two Kings by Stephanie Hudson

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    After facing her nightmares head on, Keira soon finds her troubles have only just begun and if she thought mortals were dangerous then being hunted by the world’s most powerful beings will spin her further into a web of supernatural destruction. Keira can’t help seeing the handsome man before her, she can’t help the dreams that consume her and neither can she stop him from wanting her...
  • Pearl Sky by Elizabeth Hunter

    Pearl Sky by Elizabeth Hunter

    Rated: 4.72 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    “If you want to make something new, my Benjamin, be wary of what you unmake in the process.”It’s not just any holiday season for Ben and Tenzin. Elder Zhang’s oldest servant is reaching the century mark and Ben and Tenzin arrive to honor him, but no sooner have they landed on Penglai Island than they’re confronted with the theft of a priceless artifact...
  • Slade by Teresa Gabelman

    Slade by Teresa Gabelman

    Rated: 4.49 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Highly trained VC Warrior, Dr. Slade Buchanan’s, role between lifesaver and lifetaker has been a constant battle, but nothing prepared him for half-breed VC Warrior trainee, Jill Nichols. Slade realizes his struggles from the past were nothing compared to the difficulty of resisting the woman who could never belong to a man like him...
  • Burning Dawn by Gena Showalter

    Burning Dawn by Gena Showalter

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 28 ratings
    New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Angels of the Dark tale about a winged warrior renowned for his ruthlessness, and the woman who becomes his obsession... A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies.He lives by a single code: no mercy...
  • Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

    Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 132 ratings
    In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood...
  • Home for the Holidays: A Night Huntress Novella by Jeaniene Frost

    Home for the Holidays: A Night Huntress Novella by Jeaniene Frost

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 37 ratings
    Originally appeared in the print anthology The Bite Before Christmas. 'Tis the season to join Cat and Bones for some holiday cheer in this Night Huntress novella by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost. They were looking forward to a normal holiday—at least as "normal" as it gets for vampires Cat and Bones and their otherworldly friends and family...
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

    Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 202 ratings
    In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites...
  • Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

    Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 60 ratings
    HER TOUCH IS DEADLY As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence...
  • Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

    Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 163 ratings
    In Caldwell, New York, war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will... Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future...
  • Building From Ashes by Elizabeth Hunter

    Building From Ashes by Elizabeth Hunter

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    For a thousand years, powerful earth vampire Carwyn ap Bryn has served others. God. His family. His friends. But tragedy and loss disrupt his peaceful existence, causing him to question everything he has committed his eternity to. Brigid Connor has known about vampires since they rescued her from a painful childhood...
  • Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall

    Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring...
  • Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian

    Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 50 ratings
    With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Bostons streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her...
  • Jared by Teresa Gabelman

    Jared by Teresa Gabelman

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 23 ratings
    The VC Warriors are an elite group of vampire who protect innocents, whether human or those of their own race. Jared Kincaid, along with other Warriors, are shocked when a fiery red head with a gun and attitude, bring news of young teens being turned into an army of half-breed vampires capable of taking out all VC Warriors...
  • Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

    Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 87 ratings
    If you hang around with dead people, life can get pretty complicated. Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Complicated is her middle name. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible...
  • Venom by Jennifer Estep

    Venom by Jennifer Estep

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 38 ratings
    What kind of assassin works pro bono? It’s hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most...
  • Fashionably Dead Down Under by Robyn Peterman

    Fashionably Dead Down Under by Robyn Peterman

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Welcome to Hell. Literally. The Hell where the Prince of Darkness is hotter than Hades, Hell Hounds smell like brownies and the Seven Deadly Sins are addicted to Facebook... Not to mention the soundtrack in the Underworld is Journey. For real...
  • Saint's Passage by Elizabeth Hunter

    Saint's Passage by Elizabeth Hunter

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    Everyone said that Lupe Martínez was a good kid. She listened to her mom, she helped at the homeless shelter, she got good grades, and she had a bright future ahead of her.Until she disappeared.Now no one knows what to think. The police are sure she ran away; her mother is sure she didn’t. Days have passed and no one knows what to do until her family priest suggests they call in an old friend...
  • Rapture by Jacquelyn Frank

    Rapture by Jacquelyn Frank

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    Magnus is a man of contradictions - a spiritual leader in a warrior's body. To him, laws are for enforcing and visions must be followed - even if that means freeing a beautiful slave and making her his reluctant handmaiden. Betrayed once before, Magnus can barely bring himself to trust another woman. Yet Daenaira's fiery innocence is drawing them both into a reckless inferno of desire...
  • Black Widow by Jennifer Estep

    Black Widow by Jennifer Estep

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan. With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M...
  • No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

    No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 35 ratings
    Readers around the world have fallen for Kelley Armstrong’s intoxicating, sensual and wicked tales of the paranormal, in which demons and witches, werewolves and vampires collide – often hilariously, sometimes violently – with everyday life. In Armstrong’s first six novels, Elena, Paige and Eve have had their way with us...
  • East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye

    East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future...
  • Possession by J.R. Ward

    Possession by J.R. Ward

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 24 ratings
    #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward explores what really happens when good and evil toy with humanity in her new novel of the Fallen Angels, as the salvation of a doomed soul depends once again on a crossroads... When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and start really living, she’s unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path...
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  • City of Night by Linsey Hall

    City of Night by Linsey Hall

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Welcome to the City of Secrets & SinWhen I inherit a haunted bookstore in New Orleans, I go from demon hunter to my dream job. Unfortunately, there’s a dark side to my beautiful new life—the gorgeous demon who seems to think he owns the place.The attraction between us is insane, and we can’t keep our eyes off each other...
  • Midnight's Master by Cynthia Eden

    Midnight's Master by Cynthia Eden

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 20 ratings
    In a world of shadows, desire conquers all… Tall, dark, and formidable, Niol Lapen is the last demon on earth most people would ask for a favor, yet the sexy little reporter who wanders into his club dares to do exactly that. Holly Storm already knows too much about his kind, and Niol has no wish to help her get in deeper over her head...
  • Duncan by D.B. Reynolds

    Duncan by D.B. Reynolds

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Washington, D.C. … capital of an empire. Powerful. Exhilarating. Corrupt. And in the shadows … vampires far older than the nation itself. A power unto himself, Duncan has served at Raphael’s side for a hundred and fifty years. But long laid plans have finally borne fruit, and the time has come for Duncan to leave Raphael and tackle the greatest challenge of his life...
  • Wicked Wings by Keri Arthur

    Wicked Wings by Keri Arthur

    Rated: 4.30 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    In a reservation where magic has been unrestrained for entirely too long, there is no rest from the wicked…After dealing with the fallout of a shape-shifting, fire-throwing demon, Lizzie, Belle, and Aiden are hoping the reservation will finally catch a break from the constant influx of evil...
  • Bound by Elisabeth Naughton

    Bound by Elisabeth Naughton

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free… Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous...
  • Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher

    Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher

    Rated: 4.27 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    View our feature on Shannon Butcher’s Living Nightmare. For nine years, the Sentinel Nika has had one goal-to save her younger sister from the Synestryn who hold her captive. Now, the psychic bond Nika forged with her sibling on that terrible night is fading, and time is running out. But the one man who can unlock the power inside her may be the greatest danger to her...
  • Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister

    Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · 30 ratings
    I’m Aisling Grey—but you can call me “frustrated.” The dragon of my dreams—uber-sexy Drake Vireo, wyvern of the green dragons—has finally decided to make an honest woman of me. That is, if we ever make it to the wedding at the same time! Being left at the altar may have cooled my jets, but not my passion...a good thing when Drake disappears and it's up to me to find him...
  • Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

    Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying…  Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil...
  • Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian

    Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian

    Rated: 4.16 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 44 ratings
    In a world of shadows and dark, cosuming hungers, desire is the deadliest weapon... For journalist Dylan Alexander, it began with the discovery of a hidden tomb, thrusting her into the center of a gathering storm of violence and secrets. But nothing is as dangerous as the scarred, lethally seductive man who rises from the shadows to draw her into his world of dark desire and endless night...
  • Death's Mistress by Karen Chance

    Death's Mistress by Karen Chance

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 33 ratings
    Dorina Basarab is a dhampir-half-human, half-vampire. Back home in Brooklyn after the demise of her insane Uncle Dracula, Dory's hoping her life is about to calm down. But soon Dory realizes someone is killing vampire Senate members, and if she can't stop the murderer, her friends may be next..
  • By a Thread by Jennifer Estep

    By a Thread by Jennifer Estep

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 35 ratings
    The sixth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series featuring Gin Blanco, who by day owns a Tennessee BBQ joint, and by night is a tough female assassin known as the Spider. I never thought I’d need a vacation from being an assassin…. My name is Gin Blanco, and I’m the assassin the Spider...
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