May book releases: Dead Reckoning, Hard Bitten, Magic Slays, Neon Graveyard and more


Hard Bitten by Chloe NeillIn an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, we’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for May. 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.

May 1

  • Ascension by Sable Grace (Dark Breed #1) UF PNR

May 3

  • Always the Vampire by Nancy Haddock (Oldest City Vampire #3) UF PNR
  • Bite Club by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires #10) YA
  • Blood Law by Karin Tabke (Blood Moon #1) PNR
  • Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaul (Para-Ops #1) PNR
  • The Council of Shadows by S.M. Sterling (Shadowspawn #2) UF
  • Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) UF
  • Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare (Rhiannon’s Law #1) Re-release UF PNR
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent #1) YA
  • Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison (Elder Races #1) PNR
  • Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #4) UF
  • Hard Magic by Larry Correia UF
  • Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid #1) UF
  • Illusions by Aprilynne Pike (Wings #3) YA
  • Jace by Sarah McCarty (Shadow Wranglers #3) PNR
  • The Lone Warrior by Denise Rossetti (Four-Sided Pentacle #3) PNR
  • Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready (Shade #2) YA
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons by Katie MacAlister (Light Dragons #2) PNR
  • Warrior Betrayed by Addison Fox (Sons of the Zodiac #3) PNR

Die for Me by Amy PlumMay 5

  • Savage Nature by Christine Feehan (Leopard People #5) PNR

May 6

  • Darkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke (Dragonfire #6) PNR

May 8

  • After Midnight by Lynn Viehl (Youngbloods #1) YA

May 10

  • Corsets & Clockwork anthology YA
  • Die for Me by Amy Plum (Revenants #1) YA
  • Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs YA

May 17

  • Cryptic Cravings by Ellen Schreiber (Vampire Kisses #8) YA PNR
  • Graveminder by Melissa Marr UF
  • Mercy by Rebecca Lim (Mercy #1) YA

May 23

  • Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky YA

May 24

  • Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly (Angel Trilogy #1) YA
  • Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (Blood Journals #1) YA
  • The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (Steampunk Chronicles #1) YA
  • Mind Games by Taylor Keating (Guardian #2) UF
  • Something Deadly This Way Comes by Kim Harrison (Madison Avery #3) YA
  • Welcome to Bordertown anthology (edited by Ellen Kushner and Holly Black) YA
  • Zombies Sold Separately by Cheyenne McCray (Night Tracker #4) UF

The Neon Graveyard by Vicki PetterssonMay 31

  • Blood of the Wicked by Karina Cooper (Dark Misson #1) PNR
  • Concrete Savoir by Yvonne Navarro (Dark Redemption #2) PNR
  • The Darkness Beyond by Alexis Morgan (Paladins #9) PNR
  • Dead on the Delta by Stacey Jay UF
  • Demon by Kristina Douglas (The Fallen #2) PNR
  • Devil Without a Cause by Terri Garey (Devil’s Bargain #1) PNR
  • Infernal Affairs by Jes Battis (OSI #4) UF
  • Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #10) PNR
  • Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #5) UF
  • The Neon Graveyard by Vicki Pettersson (Signs of the Zodiac #6) UF
  • The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands (Argeneau #5) PNR
  • Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed #1) YA
  • The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason (Regency Draculia #3) PNR

So, which books will you be putting at the top of your to-read for May? Right now we’re all about the books at the beginning of the month: Dead Reckoning, Hard Bitten and Hounded.

4 Responses to “May book releases: Dead Reckoning, Hard Bitten, Magic Slays, Neon Graveyard and more”

  1. Lynn Viehl says:

    I just read River Marked by Patricia Briggs, and after I finished my latest deadlines I’ll be reading Blackout by Rob Thurman and Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione.

    I appreciate the mention of my new YA title, After Midnight. Online retailers have been shipping it for about two weeks now, and it’s just starting to hit the shelves in stores.

    This week I also released a 168 page e-book, Dark of Heart, that has an original novella set in the same universe as After Midnight. It’s free for everyone on the planet, so if your readers are interested in test-driving my YA, they can read it online or download it here://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0BzylBQC3SyqoZTM5OWZjNjMtMWM2NS00ZDNjLTk4ZWQtOWU1ZTA2ZGY4ZjY3&hl=en

  2. Karen says:

    Magic Slays!!! Yay – I just caught up ont he series a few months ago and now I can’t wait for the next book. Curran – rawr!!

    Divergent just came in the mail yesterday!

  3. Although I am excited about a lot of the books on the list, thanks for adding to my wishing to read with some new to me finds Chelsea, but I am waiting on my pre-ordered copies of Kiss of Snow, Neon Graveyard, Magic Slays, Darkfire Kiss and Hard Bitten… The one that am putting anything else on hold far as soon as it hits my hand is Magic Slays, my next Curran and Kate fix better hurry!

  4. Michelle G says:

    I cannot wait to read Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh!! The next on my list is The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands.

    Another book that is coming out at the end of May, but is not a paranormal romance book, is Trace of Fever by Lori Foster. Lots to read this summer!! 😀

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