June book releases: Hit List, Summer’s Crossing, Vampire in Atlantis, Kitty’s Big Trouble and more


Summer's Crossing by Julie KagawaIn an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, we’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for June. All dates are U.S. and tentative.

We’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance and YA is young adult.


  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari YA
  • Bloodspell by Amalie Howard (Bloodspell #1) YA
  • The Breaking by Marcus Pelegrimas (Skinners #5)
  • Deadline by Mira Grant (Newsflesh #2)
  • Demons Prefer Blondes by Sidney Ayers (Demons Unleashed #1) PNR
  • Embrace the Night by Crystal Jordan (Night #1) PNR
  • The Eternal Sea by Angie Frazier (Camille Rowan #2) YA
  • Heart of the Highland Wolf by Terry Spear (Werewolf #7) PNR
  • Hidden by Blood by Laurie London (Sweetblood novella) PNR
  • Shadow Touch by Erin Kellison (Shadow novella) PNR
  • Summer’s Crossing by Julia Kagawa (Iron Fey #3.5) YA
  • The Unforgiven by Joy Nash (Watchers #1) PNR
  • The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepan YA


  • City of the Snakes by Darren Shaw (City Trilogy #3) UF
  • The Deadliest Bite by Jennifer Rardin (Jaz Parks #8) UF


  • Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane UF PNR

Everdark by Elle JasperJUNE 7

  • Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dustlands #1) YA
  • Chicks Kick Butt anthology edited by Rachel Caine YA
  • Everdark by Elle Jasper (Dark Ink Chronicles #2) UF PNR
  • Everlasting by Alyson Noel (The Immortals #6) YA
  • Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke (Dragon Diaries #1) YA
  • Frostbound by Sharon Ashwood (The Dark Forgotten #4) PNR
  • Hereafter by Tara Hudson (Hereafter #1) YA
  • Hexed by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid #2) UF
  • Hexed anthology featuring Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James and Jeanne C. Stein UF
  • Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20) UF PNR
  • Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer #5) UF
  • Hunter’s Fall by Shiloh Walker (Hunters #13) PNR
  • Nyx in the House of Night anthology YA
  • Possession by Elana Johnson YA
  • Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
  • Shadow Walker by Allyson James (Stormwalker #3) UF
  • Storm Kissed by Jessica Andersen (Final Prophecy #6) PNR
  • Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade (Ghost and the Goth #2) YA
  • Vampire in Atlantis by Alyssa Day (Warriors of Poseidon #7) PNR


  • The Demon’s Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan (The Demon’s Lexicon #3) YA
  • From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die #2) YA
  • Hourglass by Myra McEntire YA
  • Passion by Lauren Kate (Fallen #3) YA
  • Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lyn Barnes (Raised by Wolves #2) YA


  • A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young YA
  • Embraced by Blood by Laurie London (Sweetblood #2) PNR
  • Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey YA
  • Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel (Vampire Queen #2) YA
  • Vacation with a Vampire and Other Immortals by Maggie Shayne & Maureen Child (anthology) PNR
  • The Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz (The Beauchamp Family #1)


  • Quarter Square by David Bridger (Wild Times #1) UF

Black Heart Loa by Adrian PhoenixJUNE 28

  • Black Heart Loa by Adrian Phoenix (Hoodoo #2) UF
  • Burn the Night by Jocelynn Drake (Dark Days #6) PNR
  • Changeling Dream by Dani Harper (Changeling #2) PNR
  • Crave the Moon by Lori Handeland (Nightcreature #11) PNR
  • Dark Awakening by Kendra Leigh Castle (Dark Dynasties #1) PNR
  • Deeper than Midnight by Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed #9) PNR
  • Dragon’s Time by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey
  • Feast by Merrie Destefano UF
  • Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville #9) UF
  • Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett (Arcadia Bell #1) UF
  • Lure of the Wicked by Karina Cooper (Dark Mission #2) PNR
  • Never Cry Wolf by Cynthia Eden PNR
  • Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz YA
  • Taken by Fire by Sydney Croft (ACRO #6) PNR

Which June reads top your must-have list? We’re eager to get more of Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles and another taste of Laurie London’s Sweetblood series.

One Night More by Mandy Baxter

11 Responses to “June book releases: Hit List, Summer’s Crossing, Vampire in Atlantis, Kitty’s Big Trouble and more”

  1. Jodie B. says:

    I’m really looking forward to Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews (Jim & Dali’s story) in the Hexed anthology.

  2. Autumn says:

    I’ve been excited about June all year. There are so many books being released this month. There are at least 8 must reads on this list. I don’t know how I’m going to choose what to read first. I definitely have an endless supply of poolside reading.

  3. Viki S. says:

    So many are on my list. Let’s just say – copy the list :)

  4. j3nny says:

    Lots of great books being released this month! I just searched and found out that Julia Kagawa Summer’s Crossing is free at B&N right now. Don’t know for how long though! :)

  5. Judi says:

    I didn’t know about Julia Kagawa’s book. I think I will definitely find plenty to read here.

  6. The novellas from Julie Kagawa, Laurie London and Erin Kellison (all released yesterday) are FREE for now.

  7. woot woot! My top 5 are: Nightfall by Ellen Connor (Anne Aguirre + Carrie Lofty), Shadow Walker by Allyson James, Deeper than Midnight by Lara Adrian, HIT LIST, and BLACK HEART LOA!!

  8. ACK! I missed Kitty’s Big Trouble, too!!!!! Loves!

  9. Wraythrose says:

    haha, I have a list like that only it goes up to december 2011 (for all my fave authors next books of course..) :)

  10. Kai says:

    Cant wait for Hit list. x.x

  11. marina says:

    Hunter! Hunter! Hunter! Sexy vampire, awsome Breed!
    i’m all for the deeper than midnight!!!!

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