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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Series of the Week- Monére, Children of the Moon Series & Demon Princess Chronicles

Now this paranormal series is a bit different from the other paranormals that I generally read as the romance is much more erotic. Not too much but just enough to keep you flipping the pages. I was lucky enough to take 5 of these books to the beach with me last summer and read them nonstop for three days. A totally fascinating series that kept me reading  long into the night each day. I was excited to see that a new release is coming out in April 2011 as it has been 2 years since there was a new release.

Monére, Children of the Moon Series

Golden Leaf Award winner for best Paranormal
Award of Excellence winner for best Erotic Romance
Write Touch Readers’ Award winner for best Erotica
2007 PRISM 2nd Place winner in Erotic Romance
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN-10: 0425211606
ISBN-13: 978-0425211601
Release Date: September 5, 2006
Erotic Paranormal
Monére, Children of the Moon Series#1
From the time she was an orphan child, Mona Lisa knew she was different—but she never knew how different until a man of otherworldly beauty arrived during her night shift in the ER. Gryphon is hurting and hunted…and he attracts her as no man ever has before. He is a Monère, one of the children of the moon—and what’s more, so is she…
Long exiled from the moon, the men of the Monère serve—and mate—with imperious Queens, who can channel the rays of their far-off homeland. Gryphon believes that Mona Lisa is a Queen—perhaps the first of Mixed Blood ever known. But her introduction to the nighttime court of the Monère, simmering with intrigue, casual lust, and calculated cruelty, is far from smooth. The other Queens are infuriated by her potential powers, and they are all menaced by a group of rogue males who have broken away from the women’s sway. Even as she battles threats from within and without, Mona Lisa is determined to discover who she is, and to explore the limits of her growing power—and her secret desires…

“Mona Lisa Three”
USA Today bestseller
New York Times extended list bestseller
2008 PRISM Award winner for best Novella
2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence novella finalist
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN-10: 0425213439
ISBN-13: 978-0425213438
Release Date: January 2, 2007
Erotic Paranormal
Monére, Children of the Moon Series#2
When it comes to sexy werewolves, fairies, and magic, there’s only one place for readers to go this winter: Over the Moon.
Angela Knight ventures to the borders of Mageverse, a land ruled by vampire knights.
MaryJanice Davidson returns to the wicked lair of the Wyndham werewolves.
Virginia Kantra finds magic and wonder in a strange fairy kingdom.
And Sunny discovers a Mixed Blood Queen in command of a new realm in Mona Lisa Three.


National Bestseller
2008 PRISM Award winner for best Erotica/Romantica
Romance Reviews Today Erotic La Grande Mort Nominee for Best Book of the Year 2007
Passionate Plume Award winner for best Paranormal/Time Travel
2008 Golden Quill Awards Erotic finalist
CRW’s Award of Excellence Erotic Romance finalist
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN-10: 0425214338
ISBN-13: 978-0425214336
Release Date: February 6, 2007
Erotic Paranormal
Monére, Children of the Moon Series#3
From the time she was an orphaned child, Mona Lisa knew she was different—but she never knew how different until the truth was revealed. She was a Mixed Blood of the Monère, the children of the moon. Stronger, faster, and more beautiful than any human, they were the origins of Earth’s darkest legends—and Mona Lisa was their newest Queen…
Accompanied by a loyal cadre of warriors and kin, Mona Lisa enters her territory of Louisiana for the first time. She slowly learns the erotic and savage customs of the Monère elite—though some of her new subjects are uneasy at being ruled by one whose lineage is diluted with the blood of humanity. Her reign is threatened by enemies old and new, and she is ensnared in the thrall of dark forces she cannot deny. In a hidden world of animal passions and unrelenting lust, Mona Lisa soon grasps the tremendous power she must command if she is to hold her realm together…and if she is ever to come into her own.

“Mona Lisa Betwining”
USA Today bestseller
New York Times extended list bestseller
2007 PEARL Award winner for best Paranormal Anthology
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN-10: 0425216594
ISBN-13: 978-0425216590
Release Date: August 7, 2007
Erotic Paranormal
Monére, Children of the Moon Series#4
Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs
The werewolf Anna finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack-and inspires a power in Anna she’s never felt before.

Inhuman by Eileen Wilks
Kai has a secret gift of sensing thoughts and desires. What she senses in her neighbor Nathan could be dangerous. Because he has a secret gift too, and it’s about to be let loose…

Buying Trouble by Karen Chance
A Lord of the Fey crosses paths with a fiery red-headed mage named Claire in a New York auction house. But in this strange underground society, the rarity up for sale is Claire herself.

Mona Lisa Betwining by Sunny
Among the children of the moon, Mona Lisa is of mixed blood-part Monère, part human, and destined to be alone. Until she meets a man who could be her salvation-or her downfall.

National Bestseller
2009 PRISM winner in Dark Paranormal
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN-10: 0425217450
ISBN-13: 978-0425217450
Release Date: January 2, 2008
Erotic Paranormal
Monére, Children of the Moon Series#5
From the time she was an orphan child, Mona Lisa knew she was different—but she never knew how different. As daughter of the Mixed-Blood of the Monère, she has arrived to rule a new domain in the Louisiana Bayou. Now, under the full moon, she’s feeling a new and uncontrollable surge—and an instinctive new craving…
Dante, the warrior son of a healer, was cursed by the high priestess to endure a never-ending cycle of life and death, born and reborn into an ever-diminishing bloodline. Someone shares one of his past lives. Her name was Mona Lyria. Back then, on the moon in another world, she was his victim. Today, she is Mona Lisa. This time, she is his savior. Dante’s wish is to die by her hands to end his cursed existence. But she feels fate has given them both a second chance. For even stronger than her craving for blood is her craving for what every Monère female desires, and needs…to bear life. Now she has found her mate. But with this blessing could come a new curse under the shadow of a new moon.

2010 RomCon Contest finalist in Erotic Romance
2009 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee for best Erotic Fiction
2009 CAPA Award finalist for best Fantasy Erotic Romance
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN-10: 0425226476
ISBN-13: 978-0425226476
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release Date: January 2009
Erotic Paranormal
Monére, Children of the Moon Series#6
From the time she was an orphan child, Mona Lisa knew she was different—but she never knew how different. As a Mixed-Blood daughter of the Monère, she rules her own domain in the Louisiana Bayou. But her life of power is about to be lost, and Mona Lisa must survive a realm in which she is divided from within…
On the vernal equinox, when night equals day and the barriers between worlds become gossamer thin, Mona Lisa gathers her people beneath the full moon. Instead of drawing down the replenishing white light of the moon, a terrifying darkness descends upon her and takes her into NetherHell—the cursed realm of the damned. In this place, the evil queen whose essence shares Mona Lisa’s body is strong enough to fight her host for control—and she does.
But in NetherHell, Mona Lisa’s internal struggle is only the beginning. Captured by a Gargoyle warlord who wants her for his own, Mona Lisa is torn from both within and without by desire, love, and ecstasy. And when her first love crosses the boundaries of the world to rescue her, she must choose her own destiny—before others choose it for her…
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN-10: 0425238946
ISBN-13: 978-0425238943
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Erotic Paranormal
Monére, Children of the Moon Series #7
From the time she was an orphan, Mona Lisa knew she was different. As a Mixed-Blood daughter of the Monère, she rules her domain in the Louisiana Bayou. But she’s about to become the hunted as her mind begins playing tricks, and no one is who they seem.
Roberto Carderas, a dangerous drug lord of mixed Monère heritage, arrives in Cozumel to eliminate a rival. But the jaguar-shifter has encountered a much more valuable prize on the island: Mona Lisa, the first female Monère he’s ever met—and one especially vulnerable in that she has lost her memory. Now, with all knowledge of her real life as stripped away as her defenses, Mona Lisa can be manipulated into believing…anything.
Convinced that Roberto is her kind and sensual protector, Mona Lisa thwarts all attempts at her rescue—including those made by her desperate lover Dante. As Roberto’s devious scheme gets underway, Dante can only hope that the touch of his warm flesh will reignite total recall in the body and mind of the woman he loves. But escape for both of them could be as forever elusive as Mona Lisa’s past.

Demon Princess Chronicles

Lucinda, DarklyLUCINDA, DARKLY
National Bestseller
2008 PRISM 2nd Place Award winner in fantasy
2007 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee
for best Paranormal/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Erotic Romance

2008 Golden Quill Award finalist in Fantasy/Science Fiction/Futuristic
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN-10: 0425214648
ISBN-13: 978-0425214640
Release Date: August 7, 2007
Erotic Paranormal
Demon Princess Chronicles#1

For centuries, Lucinda has endured her agonizing reality. As daughter of the High Lord of Hell,she rules over nothing, retrieving the occasional wayward demon and feeding off of the savage Monére—of whom she was a member before she died.
Then she encounters the Monére warrior Stefan, who offers himself to her. She is moved beyond measure by her desire for him—and soon finds herself drawn back into the heady eroticism of the Monére. There, she must carve out a home between the jealousy of the dead and the violence of the living, if she is to keep her newfound love—and life…

Publisher: Berkley mass market paperback
ISBN-10: 0425228983
ISBN-13: 978-0425228982
Release Date: October 2009
Erotic Paranormal
Demon Princess Chronicles#2
Intimately bonded to both a Monére warrior and a black creature from Hell, demon princess Lucinda has gained powers no demon dead has ever possessed. Now returned to the world of the living with her two bondmates, her lover, Stefan, and his ward, Jonnie, she hopes to carve out a new life for herself and her small mixed family.
But soon after returning to her territory, Lucinda is kidnapped and imprisoned by her demon enemy, Derek. He takes her to a hidden outland in Hell, a bleak and desolate landscape riddled with disfigured rejects. At first enraged by Lucinda’s new abilities, Derek soon realizes that he may have stumbled upon a way to regain his power—and Lucinda’s new life is the sacrifice…


Rachel said...

These look really good, I've been looking for some new reads for the new year, and this looks perfect!

Liz said...

These are both series I already have except for next months release and now I've had to move to the top of the TBR pile
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