The Shifters, by Alexandra Sokoloff (Nov. 1, Nocturne)
Charged with overseeing the shapeshifters of New Orleans, Caitlin MacDonald has her reasons for being wary when charismatic bounty-hunting shifter Ryder Malloy blows into town claiming to be on the trail of a horde of malevolent entities called Walk-Ins. But as tourists start dropping dead from supernatural possession, Cait must team with Ryder to navigate his shadowy, ephemeral world.
Marked by the Moon, by Lori Handeland (Nov. 2, St. Martin’s)
In the ninth Nightcreature release, Alexandra Trevalyn is a werewolf-hunter going rogue after killing Julian Barlow’s wife. Except that Julian takes the most devious revenge imaginable—by making her a member of his pack. Now, she finds him not only evil, but irresistible.
Afterlight, by Elle Jasper (Nov. 2, Signet)
Savannah’s most unconventional tattoo artist, Riley Poe goes over the edge when her younger brother is taken by a sinister vampire cult. Her only ally is hot-tempered vampire Eli Dupre, attracted to Riley’s beauty and rare blood type. In the first of a new Dark Ink Chronicles series, Riley races to save her brother from certain un-death.
Black Wings, by Christina Henry (Nov. 30, Ace)
In this new fantasy series set in Chicago, Maddy Black is an agent of death who really needs to get a life. Escorting souls into the afterlife leaves Maddy little time for socializing—until devilishly handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in her building. But when demons start appearing on Maddy’s front lawn, she realizes there’s more to her new tenant than meets the eye.
The Greyfriar, by Clay & Susan Griffith (Nov. 2, Pyr)
The first in a new steampunk-noir Vampire Empire series finds war brewing in 2020 in a world reconfigured by an 1870s vampire plague. Millions died, storied cities were taken over by powerful vampire clans, and the remaining humans fled to southern climates where the vamps can’t stand the heat. Now it’s time for payback as the clans target Princess Adele, heir to what’s left of the old tropical British Empire, and she must rely on the mysterious fighter The Greyfriar to help her save humankind.
The Flock, by James Robert Smith (Nov. 9, Forge)
A remote Florida swamp has been targeted for theme-park development and the swamp’s inhabitants are none too happy. They’re a flock of intelligent, prehistoric, dinosaur-like birds that have managed to avoid extinction within their secret world where humans have no role. It’s mercenaries versus the Flock as nature fights greedy corporate America.
The Human Blend, by Alan Dean Foster (Nov. 23, Del Rey)
This near-future noir thriller―first in a new trilogy―takes place in a world where criminals are punished through genetic engineering and bodily manipulation. Given his name because radical surgery and implants have reduced him to preternatural thinness, Whispr is a thug whose random murder of a Savannah tourist puts him in possession of a mysterious thread with dangerous powers. All he wants to do is get rid of it, and he’ll need Ingrid, a savvy human physician, to help.