Love it or hate it, Paranormal fiction is still (un)alive and going supernaturally strong. And the good news is that this year, new installments of three of our favourite paranormal series are coming to town. We know. It really is too exciting, isn’t it?
Timeless by Gail Carriger
Release date: March 2012
This is the fifth installment of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series. Set in an alternate Victorian London where vampires and werewolves are an accepted part of society (having ‘come out’, so to speak) these books follow the adventures of Alexia Tarabotti, prolific tea drinker, lady, and preternatural. Part alternate history, part comedy of manners, part steampunk and part paranormal romance, this series is addictively quirky. Throw in a hunky Scottish werewolf, and it’s a done deal.
The Parasol Protectorate series:
Soulless (2009), Changeless (2010), Blameless (2010) and Heartless (2011)
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Release date: May 2012
Telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is back for the twelth installment of Charlaine Harris’ popular series. Set in Bon Temps, Louisiana, Harris mixes the charm of the American South with vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and fairies. Throw in a good dash of mystery and an epic love triangle (we’re divided between Team Bill and Team Eric here) and you have yourself a highly entertaining, sexy series.
The Sookie Stackhouse Novels/Southern Vampire Mysteries: Dead Until Dark (2001), Living Dead in Dallas (2002), Club Dead, (2003), Dead to the World (2004), Dead as a Doornail (2005), Definitely Dead (2006), Altogether Dead (2007), From Dead to Worse (2008), Dead and Gone (2009), Dead in the Family (2010), Dead Reckoning (2011).
Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan
Release date: June 2012
The sequel to Glen Duncan’s masterful novel The Last Werewolf, Talulla Rising promises to be just as good as its predecessor. Dark, disturbing, and beautifully written, The Last Werewolf tells the story of Jake Marlowe, last living werewolf in the world. We can’t say too much for fear of ruining this wonderful read for you, but let us say that Jake’s story, told beautifully through Duncan’s ferocious, vivid and darkly poetic prose, is well worth a read. Talulla Rising, picking up where The Last Werewolf leaves off, is sure to be as enthralling as Duncan’s paranormal debut proved to be. We can’t wait.
The Last Werewolf (2011) by is the first of Glen Duncan’s werewolf books. A third book is also due to be released in 2013.