New Release Books by Karen Chance

Karen Chance is the author of Ignite the Fire (2022), Brave the Tempest (2019), Queen's Gambit (2020), The Cassandra Palmer Collection (2020) and other 70 books.

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Ignite the Fire

release date: Jan 16, 2022
Ignite the Fire
Ignite the Fire: Incendiary struck a matchIgnite the Fire: Inferno brings a firestorm!Cassie Palmer, once a down on her luck clairvoyant and currently the chief seer of the supernatural world, is in the fight of her life. While on a rescue mission to Faerie, she is kidnapped by Aeslinn, a king of the light fey. He is her sworn enemy and has every reason to want to kill her, yet instead he offers a trade: her life for that of her lover, John Pritkin. Cassie doesn''t know what the king''s game is, only that it involves his alliance with Zeus, the head of the ancient pantheon who used to rule Earth and who is determined to do so again. In order to save her lover and the world, she has to figure out what Zeus and his royal puppet are up to. She also has to stop them, even if it means taking on the king of the gods himself.

Brave the Tempest

release date: Jul 30, 2019
Brave the Tempest
Cassie Palmer, chief seer of the supernatural world, faces her biggest challenge yet--her own allies! Everything''s on the line in the latest thrilling entry in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series. Cassie Palmer has been chief seer of the supernatural world for a little over four months. In that time, she''s battled two gods, fallen in love with two men, and confronted the two sides of her own nature, both god and human. So it''s not surprising that she currently finds herself facing two adversaries, although they have a single purpose: to wipe out the supernatural community''s newest fighting force, leaving it vulnerable to enemies in this world and beyond. To prevent catastrophe, the vamps, mages, and demons will have to do the one thing they''ve never managed before and come together as allies. Cassie has the difficult task of keeping the uneasy coalition intact, and of persuading her own two opposing forces, a powerful mage with a secret and a master vampire with a growing obsession, to fight at her side. She just hopes they can do it without tearing each other apart.

Queen's Gambit

release date: Jul 15, 2020

The Cassandra Palmer Collection

release date: Mar 10, 2020
The Cassandra Palmer Collection
A collection of short stories and novellas from the Cassandra Palmer universe. These are short stories and novellas written over the years to accompany the Cassandra Palmer books. They are available for free on the author''s website, but some readers expressed an interest in having them collected together into an anthology. They include "The Gauntlet", "The Queen''s Witch", "The House at Cobb End", "Shitty Beer", "A Family Affair", "Shadowland", "Pritkin''s POV from Tempt the Stars", "The Day of the Dead", and "Black Friday."

Shadow's Bane

release date: Jul 31, 2018
Shadow's Bane
Half-human, half-vampire Dorina Basarab is back--and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in the New York Times bestselling series. Dorina Basarab is a dhampir--half-human, half-vampire. As one of the Vampire Senate''s newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate. But then a relative of one of Dory''s fey friends goes missing. They fear he''s been sold to a slaver who arranges fights--sometimes to the death--between different types of fey. As Dory investigates, she and her friends learn the slavers are into something much bigger than a fight club. With the Vampire Senate gearing up for war with Faerie, it''ll take everything she has to defeat the slavers--and deal with the entirely too attractive master vampire Louis-Cesare....

Ride the Storm

release date: Aug 01, 2017
Ride the Storm
Cassie Palmer can see the future, talk to ghosts, and travel through time—but nothing’s prepared her for this. Ever since being stuck with the job of pythia, the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up to the lifetime''s worth of training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the fabled pythian court. Catch up to the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It''s been a trial by fire that has left her more than a little burned. But now she realizes that all that was the just the warm up for the real race. Ancient forces that once terrorized the world are trying to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them...

Reap the Wind

release date: Nov 03, 2015
Reap the Wind
The chief seer for the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer, a Pythia, must journey through the ages to find the soul of her friend John Pritkin and save him from his curse without causing a world-ending paradox or two. Original. 150,000 first printing.

Shatter the Earth

release date: Feb 05, 2020
Shatter the Earth
The tenth in the New York Times bestselling Cassandra Palmer urban fantasy series.

Masks

release date: Mar 18, 2014
Masks
The thrilling prequel to the New York Times bestselling Cassie Palmer series, featuring seductive and dangerous Master Vampire Mircea Basarab. Fifteenth century Venice is a safe haven for the masterless dregs of the vampire world, a city where they can live without the fear of retribution for violating another’s territory. Still, there are plenty of ways for a young vampire to die in the glittering city, a lesson that prince turned pauper Mircea Basarab must learn quickly. But there are opportunities, too—in the service of a secretive courtesan, in the bed of a beautiful senator, and in the hunt for an ancient assassin. As a vendetta older than Venice itself comes to a climax, Mircea struggles to evade the dangers of his current life, to come to terms with his past, and to uncover the truth hidden behind a city of masks… Includes a bonus excerpt of the first Cassie Palmer novel, Touch the Dark. Praise for the Cassie Palmer Novels: “A series well worth getting hooked on.”—Fresh Fiction “Karen Chance will enthrall you.”—USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca York “The urban fantasy equivalent of a summer blockbuster.”—SF Site “Chance takes her place along[side]...Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, and J. D. Robb.”—SFRevu Karen Chance has lived in France, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, but always comes back to America. She currently lives in central Florida, the home of make-believe, which may explain a lot. She’s the author of the New York Times bestselling Cassie Palmer series, including Reap the Wind, Tempt the Stars, and Hunt the Moon.

Siren's Song

release date: Sep 12, 2019
Siren's Song
War mages are the magical equivalent of tanks: tough, powerful, and deadly. They have to be, in order to defend the supernatural community from the dangerous threats it sometimes faces. But what happens when the threat is them?John Pritkin has been trying to recover from a demon curse that separated his body and soul and almost killed him. The reunification has left him with a flood of memories to process, some that he recalls from his past and some that he doesn''t, as well as wonky magic, fluctuating power levels, and a splitting headache. Something that only intensifies when he finds himself stuck in a city under siege--by his fellow war mages. As the only one not overwhelmed by a massive enthrallment spell, John must find a way to free his fellow mages before they destroy themselves, and take a city of a million people along with them.

Tempt the Stars

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Tempt the Stars
Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time. And when you’ve just used your not-so-reliable powers to burglarize the booby-trapped office of a vampire mob boss. Yeah, that part sucks. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Cassandra Palmer, aka the Pythia, the freshly minted chief seer of the supernatural world. After all, Cassie still has to save a friend from a fate worse than death, deal with an increasingly possessive master vampire, and prevent a party of her own acolytes from unleashing a storm of fury upon the world. Totally just your average day at the office, right?

Fury's Kiss

release date: Oct 02, 2012
Fury's Kiss
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. But so far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing... Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he’s not an easy kill. It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought to the lab. But when Louis-Cesare rescues her, she has no memory of what happened to her. To find out what was done to her—and who is behind it—Dory will have to face off with fallen angels, the maddest of mad scientists, and a new breed of vampires that are far worse than undead…

Dragon's Claw

release date: Sep 03, 2018
Dragon's Claw
A new novella in the New York Times bestselling Midnight''s Daughter series! Everyone knows that vampires are hard to kill. But when Dory Basarab is called to a crime scene in a smelly basement in Queens, she discovers that that may no longer be the case. Somebody has developed a new weapon, a vamp killer, and left her plenty of clues to follow. One of them leads her to the other side of the world, and to a city like no other, where the paranormal is normal and where death stalks the streets. Can she defeat a clever killer before he kills again, and on an unprecedented scale?

Cassie Palmer Series

release date: Jul 21, 2011
Cassie Palmer Series
Clairvoyant Cassandra Palmer''s magical powers are a mixed blessing-she may be able to contact spirits but sometimes this can be a whole lot more trouble than it''s worth. Battling with vampires, feys and mages who all seek supremacy, Cassie must use her powers wisely in order to save herself - and the world. The Cassie Palmer Series includes Touch the Dark, Claimed by Shadow, Embrace the Night and Curse the Dawn.

Cassie Palmer Novels 1-5

release date: Jun 07, 2011
Cassie Palmer Novels 1-5
This page-turning collection contains five Cassie Palmer novels by New York Times bestselling author Karen Chance. Touch the Dark Claimed by Shadow Embrace the Night Curse the Dawn Hunt the Moon

Hunt the Moon

release date: Jun 07, 2011
Hunt the Moon
Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you''d think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn''t work that way when your job description is Pythia-the world''s chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea. But someone doesn''t want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens- including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.

Touch the Dark: A Cassie Palmer Novel Volume 1

release date: Jun 28, 2010
Touch the Dark: A Cassie Palmer Novel Volume 1
Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits – talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren''t usually dangerous; they just like to talk . . . a lot. The undead are another matter. Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she''s forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The undead senators won''t help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire – and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay . . .

Claimed By Shadow

release date: Jun 28, 2010
Claimed By Shadow
A recent legacy made Cassandra Palmer heir to the title of Pythia, the world''s chief clairvoyant. It''s a position that usually comes with years of training, but Cassie''s circumstances are a little . . . unusual. And now she''s stick with a whopping amount of power that every vamp, Fey, and mage in town wants to either monopolize or eradicate-and that she herself doesn''t dare use. What''s more, she''s just discovered that a certain arrogant master vampire has put a geis on her-a magical claim that warns off any would-be suitors, and might also explain the rather . . . intense attraction between them. But Cassie''s had it with being jerked around, and anyone who tries it from tries it from now on is going to find out that she makes a very bad enemy . . .

Embrace the Night: A Cassie Palmer Novel Volume 3

release date: Jul 28, 2010
Embrace the Night: A Cassie Palmer Novel Volume 3
Recently named the world''s chief clairvoyant, Cassandra Palmer still has a thorn in her side. As long as Cassie and a certain master vampire - the sizzling-hot Mircea - are magically bound to each other, her life will never be her own. The spell that binds them can be broken only with an incantation found in the Codex Merlini, an ancient grimoire. The Codex''s location has been lost in the present day, so Cassie will have to seek it out in the only place it can still be found-the past. But Cassie soon realizes the Codex is missing for a reason. The book is rumoured to contain some seriously dangerous spells, and while retrieving it may help Cassie deal with Mircea, it could also endanger the world . . . ''Buckle your seat belt... Lara Croft would have a hard time keeping up.'' SFRevu ''Thrilling... each revelation adds intriguing twists to the already knotty plot. Highly entertaining.'' Romantic Times

Death's Mistress

release date: Jan 05, 2010
Death's Mistress
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir-half-human, half-vampire. Back home in Brooklyn after the demise of her insane Uncle Dracula, Dory''s hoping her life is about to calm down. But soon Dory realizes someone is killing vampire Senate members, and if she can''t stop the murderer, her friends may be next...

Inked

release date: Jan 05, 2010
Inked
Four of today''s hottest urban fantasy writers together for the first time! From today''s most provocative authors come four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance exploring body art that is more than it seems-in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves its mark. This captivating tattoo theme surrounds each author''s popular characters and worlds: Karen Chance''s war mage Lia de Croissets, Marjorie M. Liu''s demon-hunter Maxine Kiss, Yasmine Galenorn''s Otherworld Intelligence Agency operative Camille D''Artigo, and Eileen Wilk''s Lupi world.

Curse the Dawn

release date: May 10, 2014
Curse the Dawn
Cassie Palmer may be the world''s chief clairvoyant, but that doesn''t mean people have stopped trying to kill her. And now, the self-styled god Apollo, the source of Cassie''s power, is on the warpath--leaving her no choice but to face down her creator once and for all.
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