Paranormal Romance

by Anne Greenwood Brown 
Random House/ Delacorte Press, Summer 2012  
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Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of merpeople obsessed with killing Jason Hancock, the man they blame for their mother’s death. To lure the aquaphobic Hancock onto the lake, the mermaids charge Calder with the task of getting close to the man’s daughter, seventeen-year-old Lily Hancock. “Get close to the daughter,” they tell him, “and you’ll get close to the family. Get close to the family, and you’ll get close to the man. Get him out on the water. We’ll take care of the rest.”

But Calder screws everything up by falling in love. Now he’s in the unenviable position of trying to love the girl while simultaneously plotting her father’s murder. Suffice it to say, his sisters aren’t pleased with his effort.

by Zoraida Córdova
Sourcebooks Fire, March 2012 

Set against the backdrop of a Coney Island summer comes The Vicious Deep, the story of sixteen year old Tristan Hart whose life is turned upside down when the mermaids make an unscheduled return to land in search of their new king.

When a sudden storm pulls Tristan from lifeguard duty into a deadly riptide, he discovers what he really is—a prince of the Sea Court. Turns out, his girlfriend hopping and talents as a swimmer aren’t caused by his teenage prime hormones after all.

In this modern Arthurian tale with a twist, when all a guy wants to do is get The Girl and enjoy the freak show that is a Coney Island summer, Tristan has to fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity, if he still wants it, as he’s caught in a race for a throne that is as ancient as the gods.

by Daniel Marks
Delacorte Press, Fall 2012

Velvet Monroe won’t be “resting in peace” until her killer is either behind bars, catatonic, or 6-feet-under. But in Purgatory, unsanctioned hauntings are criminal and her secret campaign of terror is distracting her from her soul salvaging work.  When a bizarre mission turns up devastating hottie Nick—so not her type—her tenuous grasp on the rules goes straight out the window. Casual banter turns into passionate trysts, a week of ritual abuse awaits her killer’s latest victim, and a revolution looms threateningly. If Velvet doesn’t straighten up, it could mean death knells for Purgatory and all those she’s come to love.
by Eve Marie Mont
Kensington/K Teen, Spring 2012

Emma Townsend has always believed in stories—both the ones she reads voraciously and the ones she creates in her head. Perhaps it’s because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn’t come close to filling the void left by her mother’s death. And her only romantic prospect—apart from a crush on her English teacher—is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma’s confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre… 
Reading of Jane’s isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane’s body and her nineteenth-century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she’s never known—and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane’s story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own…

by Kathleen Peacock
Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, Summer 2012
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Five months ago, Mackenzie “Mac” Dobson’s best friend Amy was killed by a werewolf in a string of unsolved attacks. As she struggles to find closure, Mac realizes the only way to move past Amy’s death is to figure out who killed her and why.
But looking for the killer drags secrets into the light and opens doors that might have been better left shut. In a town under siege by a werewolf virus, everyone has something to hide—including the human boy who loves Mac and the troubled werewolf who saves her life. 

by Gina Rosetti
Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan - August 7, 2012

16 year old Anna Rogan has a secret she’s only shared with her best friend, Rei; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe. When there’s a fatal accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna’s body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive home life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future trapped in another dimension, Anna turns to Rei for help. Now the two of them must find a way to get Anna back into her body and stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of her murder. Together Anna and Rei form a plan but it doesn’t take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them. 

 A story about an out-of-body experience gone terribly wrong, AURACLE reaches deep within the soul of one girl to discover the strength of love and the power of a single touch.