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.

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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