SFF Mass Market Paperbacks of Note, July 2012

Arthur, Keri. Darkness Devours. Signet: NAL. (Dark Angels, Bk. 3). Jul. 2012. c.400p. ISBN 9780451237118. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

Risa Jones (Darkness Unbound; Darkness Rising), half-werewolf and half-Aedh, can see the reapers of dead souls and enter the half-world between life and death. When the Vampire Council of Melbourne sets her in search of a killer of vampires, she hopes her success will convince them to stop trying to kill her.

Price, Kalayna. Grave Memory. ROC: NAL. (Alex Craft, Bk. 3). Jul. 2012. c.384p. ISBN 9780451464590. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

Grave witch and police consultant Alex Craft (Grave Witch; Grave Dance) uses her ability to raise the dead temporarily to solve crimes. When the shade of a suicide victim can’t recall his passing, Alex determines that his death is actually a murder.

Tuck, James R. Blood and Silver. Kensington. (Deacon Chalk Occult Bounty Hunter, Bk. 2). Aug. 2012. c.352p. ISBN 9780758271488. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

Monster hunter Deacon Chalk (Blood and Bullets) becomes the target of a murderous lycanthrope pack when he attempts to protect a pregnant were-creature from her abuser.

Vaughn, Carrie. Kitty Steals the Show. Tor. (Kitty Norville, Bk. 10). Aug. 2012. c.352p. ISBN 9780765365668. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

Werewolf Kitty Norville (Kitty’s Big Trouble) and her friends travel to London where she is the keynote speaker at the First International Conference on Paranormal Studies. Kitty also encounters a convention of vampires and finds herself in the limelight in more ways than one.