Mass-Market: Paperbacks of Note | July 2013

Andrews, Ilona. Magic Rises: A Kate Daniels Novel. Ace: Berkley. Aug. 2013. 368p. ISBN 9781937007584. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

Mage and mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, must stop the early deaths of her pack’s shape-shifting children in her sixth series outing (after Magic Slays).

Haines, Jess. Forsaken by the Others: An H&W Investigations Novel. Zebra: Kensington. Jul. 2013. 336p.ISBN 9781420124033. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

PI Shiarra Waynest knows a great deal about the Others, supernatural creatures who live on the East Coast. When she travels to California, however, she runs afoul of a zombie outbreak. The fifth entry (after Stalking the Others) in Haines’s paranormal series.

Jayne, Hannah. Under a Spell. Kensington. (Underworld Detective Agency Chronicles, Bk. 5). Aug. 2013. 352p. ISBN 9780758281128. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

Sophie Lawson’s latest assignment (after Under the Gun) finds her looking for a secret coven of witches in her old high school.

Painter, Kristen. Last Blood. Orbit: Hachette. (House of Comarré, Bk. 5). Jul. 2013. 464p. ISBN 9780316200189. pap. $8. FANTASY

In their fifth outing (after Out for Blood), Chrysabelle, born to feed vampire nobility, and Mal, a rogue vampire, confront the Castus Sanguis, an ancient evil, in a battle that may demand more from them than they can give.