BORN IN BLOOD
Perennial favorite Ivy takes her considerable skills and launches an exciting and sizzling new paranormal romance series: the Sentinels. In Ivy’s new universe, an uneasy truce exists between humans and High-Bloods (anyone with supernatural skills). For the last century many High-Bloods have lived in a magically protected compound called Valhalla, only interacting with humans when necessary. Fear and prejudice are thrilling undercurrents in this entertaining tale, building tension throughout. Ivy is on a roll!
Kansas City Sergeant Duncan O’Conner has a homicide on his hands, and this one is a doozy. A beautiful exotic dancer is found dead and her heart is missing — with no visible signs of removal. In order to try and find out what happened, Duncan needs the help of Callie Brown, a necromancer from Valhalla. Callie and Duncan have met before and the sparks between them are undeniable. When Callie tries to get information from the murdered woman, Leah, Callie discovers the killer still inside Leah’s mind and he definitely notices Callie. Who or what are they up against? (ZEBRA, Jan., 352 pp., $7.99)