Just a quick note to say that all of the New Release Pages have been updated, both the monthly and yearly summaries. As always, a few books have had their release dates changed, so if there was anything you were counting on take a quick double-check to see if it moved.
The covers and blurbs are also up-to-date on the monthly pages, as well. In the updating, I came across a couple of blurbs that I had been searching for for a while, so I thought I would highlight them here.
First up is the much anticipated Murder of Crows from Anne Bishop. The cover came out a couple of weeks ago, and I found the blurb yesterday…
Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s “phenomenal” (Urban Fantasy Investigations) world of the Others—where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules…
After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.
The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader—wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.
As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.
And this second one is from the next Breeds Book from Lora Leigh, Rule Breaker, which is due out on February 4th.
Lion Breed, Rule Breaker had just a few rules he didn’t break. Not for anything. Not for anyone.
#1. Never have sex with a woman outside his own subspecies, especially a human woman.
#2. Never, at any time, accept a mission concerning a female when Jonas Wyatt stinks of a lie.
#3. Run don’t walk, skip or stumble. Run, hell for leather away from any female, human or breed, when his desire for her appears, in any way, to have so much as a single sign of Mating Heat.
Now, the woman believes he’s mated, is too helpless, to fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone aide him in protecting her.
If the damned animal inside him insisted on a mate, then why pick the woman it did? One that could be struck out at, at any time?
But, what he suspected was a mating, may not be. No swollen glands? No heat? Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he’s away from her.
Okay, he could handle that.
What ensues is a fiery affair that breaks all the rules of mating heat and will eventually endanger his mate with the very rules designed to protect the breeds when Jonas learns she’s possibly been working against them.
Now, my crackpot theory is that the heroine is Isabella Ross. She is the grand-daughter of Council scientist Jeffrey Amburg, the one Jonas is holding prisoner at Sanctuary. They use the grand-daughter as leverage to keep Amburg in line, and she is monitored by Breeds 24/7. Just my theory, what’s yours?