Spotlight On Suzanne Brockmann

I was supposed to post this last night, but I came home from work and passed out. I had a whole list of things I planned to do, and crapped out on all of them. Well, better late than never, I guess.

Mother/daughter duo Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann will make their first foray into young adult this October with the release of Night Sky, which is the first book of the Night Sky trilogy, which will be set in the same world as her Fighting Destiny series. There will also be a free prequel novella, Dangerous Destiny, which will be available on August 26th.

night sky

Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid is thrown into a strange world when she discovers that she has unique telekinetic and telepathic powers.  After Sasha, the child she babysits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered, Sky and her best friend Calvin are approached by Dana, a mysterious girl who has super-abilities similar to Sky’s.  With the help of Dana and her sidekick Milo, the four teens embark on a quest to discover who killed Sasha, and to bring the killers to justice.

With Dana as Skylar’s surly and life-toughened mentor, Sky attempts to harness her powers to aid them in their quest. Complicating an already complex relationship with the older girl, Sky starts to fall for the dangerously handsome and enigmatic Milo – and begins to suspect that the attraction is mutual. But then Sky realizes that Sasha might still be alive, and the unlikely foursome’s mission becomes one of search and rescue, pitting the heroic teens against a very deadly enemy.

Spotlight on…Lara Adrian

As most of you have probably heard by now, Lara Adrian‘s upcoming Midnight Breed book, Crave the Night, will be her last publishing house release. She has decided to go back to self-publishing whatever stories follow in the series, and also to branch out into other new worlds. One such new world is her new Phoenix Code series, written with Tina Folsom. The first book is going to be called Cut and Run, and it has a release date of November 17th. At this point, it looks like an e-book only release.

cut and run

Darkly gifted and dangerously skilled, they were once the nation’s most powerful asset. Betrayed by unknown enemies, unable to trust anyone–not even one another–the Phoenix hold the key to unmasking a conspiracy steeped in blood and fire. To survive, they’ll have to solve . . . The Phoenix Code.

CUT by Lara Adrian

Community college professor Ethan Jones is living a lie. A precognitive agent known as Zephyr, Ethan is part of Phoenix, a covert government ESP program with global influence and powerful, hidde enemies. He’s accustomed to subterfuge and deception, but when the Phoenix program is betrayed and shut down, Ethan is forced to cut all ties to the life he’s made and everyone in it–including smart, beautiful Tori Connors, the one woman who tempted the cold agent to let down his impenetrable facade.

A chance encounter years later and thousands of miles away thrusts the lovers together again, and this time Tori refuses to let Ethan deceive her. She hasn’t been able to forget him, or the scorching passion they shared. Although Ethan is a dangerous enigma, she still desires him, and soon their inconvenient reunion becomes a temptation too strong to resist. With assassins closing in from all sides, Ethan and Tori embark on a desperate race for their lives–one that will put their tentative trust to the ultimate test.

RUN by Tina Folsom

Motorcycle mechanic and biker Scott Thompson isn’t the laid-back loner he makes everyone believe. Three years ago, he was known as Ace, and belonged to an elite group of agents in a top secret CIA program. However, the preternatural ability that made him an invaluable asset to the government could now become his downfall, for he has to resist acting upon his premonitions, or risk exposing himself to the enemies reponsible for the destruction of the Phoenix program and the murder of his mentor. When his skill alerts him to a looming disaster bound to kill dozens of innocents, his compelled to take action.

To save her position from planned budget cuts, Phoebe Chadwick needs to prove to her editor that she is a brilliant journalist with a knack for sniffing out a juicy story. When the mysterious Scott prevents a tragic accident which could have killed her and many others, she tries to interview him. But the handsome stranger is a reluctant hero unwilling to answer her probing questions.

Bad boy Scott instantly feels the sizzling chemistry between him and the persistent reporter and makes a decision that he fears will bit him in the ass soon: He allows Phoebe to get close–not only to his body, but also to his heart, always wondering when somebody will find out his secret.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to something different from Lara Adrian, or do you wish that she would focus more on wrapping up the Midnight Breed series? Crave the Night had a couple of significant push-backs (if I am not mistaken I believe it was originally due out last fall, then this past January, and now it is due this August), but hopefully things can get back to a more steady schedule.

Spotlight on Terry Spears’ Jaguar Hunt

jaguar huntIt is almost time for the next Terry Spear book, Jaguar Hunt, and to get ready for the release on June 3rd, here is an “interview” with the main character, David.

Exclusive Interview with David from Terry Spear’s JAGUAR HUNT

David, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today. If you weren’t here answering my questions, where would you be?

Trying to make jaguar points with Tammy, hot she-cat Enforcer. There’s just something about a she-cat that loves the jungle, is not about to take any nonsense from anyone, and who is damn good at her job that makes me want to take chase and get her to notice me.

When we first meet you in Jaguar Hunt, you are being taken to jail for starting a brawl. Does that mean you are a bad boy?

*David smiles. Or maybe it’s more of a sexy smirk.*

It’s all in the line of duty. Saving a couple of wayward jaguar shifter teens, protecting them, well, it had to be done. Of course, it kind of put me in a bad light with my new partner, but I figured she’d soon understand why I had to do it. It was all part of the plan, you see.

You are part of a special forces team made up of powerful jaguar shifters. How did you get involved?

If I tell you, you’ll be back to thinking I was a troublemaker. In truth, when my mother died, my father was grieving and stopped giving me and my twin brother, Wade, any direction. We were just—rambunctious, adventurous, dare-devils. But we still had the need to protect. We were sort of taken in by the director of the branch to ensure we worked for the right side of the law.”

Tell us about your newest partner Tammy Anderson.

Hot. Dedicated. Sexy. Smart. Talented. Hot. I was warned about her first off. She ditches her partners. She dates only humans. And my brother who married her relative warned me to keep my hands off her—which meant?

David smiles.

I love a challenge.

Does she bring out any changes in you?

Hell, yeah. Have you ever been with someone who makes you want to put your best foot forward? Who inspires you to have fun? To see the good in life? To want to make a commitment to? To spend all your time with? And to protect? That’s what Tammy does for me.

We met your brother in Jaguar Fever and you are featured in Jaguar Hunt. Are there any more family members we should watch out for?

Tammy’s got a couple of brothers who are in the JAG Branch, the Golden Claws. Huntley and Everett. They’re both great guys to work with. I’ve heard it rumored that Huntley is in Costa Rica. I believe a jaguar family became separated down there. Something about abandoned cubs? Not sure because I’ve been busy with dealing with a missing zoo cat. All I know is that if it were me, well, I’d have to hope Tammy was really good with little cubs. Wayward teens—I can deal with. I was just like them. Babies? Sounds like the perfect job for Huntley.

So, is a Terry Spear fan? She is another one on my TBR one day pile. I have always been a fan of how great she is at keeping her fans up-to-date with her work…much of the time, authors don’t keep their sites updated and info is hit or miss. I will be checking this one out soon.

Spotlight on…Christine Feehan

spotlight_logoIn a couple of previous posts, I have noted how Christine Feehan has kicked her writing into high gear lately. She has updated her “currently working on” section on her website to give a little more detail, too…

GHOSTWALKERS

Viper Game: Viper Game is the story of Wyatt Fontenot. His story takes place in the bayou. He and two of his fellow Team Four members are recovering from wounds received in battle and have gone back to the bayou because Nonny, Wyatt’s Grandmother, has been assaulted and needs help. The mental hospital that burned to the ground has been rebuilt into a plastic’s company. But the fences are high and something from that facility has escaped into the swamps.

LEOPARD’S PREY

Cat’s Lair: Catarina Benoit had been sold to the biggest criminal in the bayous when she was just a child. He never tried to hide the ugly things he did, or the brutal ways he ended those who opposed him. She finally escaped and lived as off the radar as possible, knowing if he found her, he would kill the people that meant something to her, or anyone who helped her. She knew he wanted something from her, but she was never certain what it was, only that he was waiting and he wanted her close at all times as she matured. She knew he would come to find her and she worked very, very hard to be ready. Falling in love wasn’t part of her plan. Finding people she cared about and a job that meant something wasn’t a good idea. Not for someone like her…

SEA HAVEN SERIES

Earthbound: Gavriil Prakenskii was beyond all saving. He knew that and had known it for a long time. His brother Viktor and he had made a deal with the devil in order to keep their youngest brother safe. The devil broke their agreement and it was up to Gavriil to warn Ilya he was no longer safe and to lure any assassins away from his brother. He didn’t expect to find a young woman as broken as he was. He didn’t expect to find a savior. A miracle. He didn’t expect to find Lexi Thompson and fall under her spell so deeply that nothing else mattered to him but that he lay his claim to her.

DARK SERIES

Dark Ghost: Andre–the ghost–had traveled through the long range of the Carpathian Mountains to the forbidden monastery where ancients without lifemates who were far too dangerous to live among humans or Carpathians had banded together in an effort to live out their remaining days until they could leave the earth with honor. Along the way he came across the path of a master vampire and decides to go down taking out one of the undead.

Teagan Joanes has come to the Carpathian Mts to search for a particular stone to help cure her grandmother’s insanity. Grandma Trixie has lately been muttering nonsense about a man named Gary, a monastery and vampires. She even bought a vampire killing kit off the internet. Teagan’s friend from school agrees to guide her into the mountains. Too bad he’s a serial killer. She has a tendency to get into trouble wherever she goes and she’s not eager to tell Grandma Trixie about that or the fact that she’s falling madly in love with a man who sleeps in the ground and needs blood to survive!

Dark Promises: Gary Jansen has been in love with Gabrielle for a very long time. He did the honorable thing and let her go, because she was Carpathian and there were so few females to become lifemates to those who had waited for so long. But he is fully Carpathian, and a Daratrazanoff. Over the years he’s honed his fighting skills and has fought beside the warriors of the Carpathian people as well as working on solutions to their problems. Everything has changed. The ritual words are imprinted in him, given to him the ancient, long dead warriors of the Carpathian people. Who is the mysterious male courting Gabrielle. Is she truly his lifemate, his other half?

Trixie Joanes has gone to the Carpathian Mts in search of her wayward granddaughter. Teagan has a track record of getting into trouble and she’s fallen in love and says she wants to get married. Trixie is not about to allow some foreigner to carry off her beloved granddaughter. She’s come to fight a battle and she has every intention of winning. But then who is this mysterious ancient who doesn’t seem to notice her biting (but witty) sarcasm. And at her age, what was she doing finding a man like that hot???

I haven’t made any secret of the fact that I have been impatient for another Ghostwalker book, so news of Viper Game is very welcome. Apparently, it will be followed by Spider Game, also featuring someone from team four and set in the bayou. I sort of hoped that Andre would be the next Carpathian featured in the Dark series…he has been quietly moving to the forefront in the last couple of books. Gary and Gabrielle has been teased for a while, but I was surprised that they will apparently be sharing their story…with someone’s grandma. The Cat’s Lair blurb confuses me a bit, for some reason it reminds me of a Lora Leigh synopsis.

Which of these are you looking forward to? Are you still on the Feehan bandwagon, or have you moved on?

Spotlight on…Dead of Winter

It never, ever fails. About an hour after I get the author pages updated, a new cover or blurb will become available for one of their upcoming books. This time around, it is both the cover art and official blurb for the third book in Kresley Cole‘s Arcana Chronicles, Dead of Winter. This one was originally supposed to be released this fall, but was pushed back to next January 6th.

dead of winter

Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked.

Heartbreaking decisions
Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her—until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death’s uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts…and stolen glances from a former love.

Uncertain victory
Despite leaving a part of her heart behind with Death, Evie sets out into a frozen and perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and launch an attack on The Lovers and the vast army they command. Such formidable enemies require a battle plan, and the only way to kill them once and for all may mean Evie, Jack, and Death allying. Evie doesn’t know what will prove more impossible: surviving slavers, plague, Bagmen and other Arcana—or convincing Jack and Death to work together.

Two heroes returned
There’s a thin line between love and hate, and Evie just doesn’t know where she stands with either Jack or Death. Will this unlikely trio be able to defeat The Lovers without killing one another first?

The first two books in the series are being re-released in paperback with this new cover design, stepping away from the badly Photoshopped characters on the front. What do you think of this new design style? What is your take on the Arcana Chronicles? Did your Immortals After Dark love follow you into this series, or did you find her young adult books didn’t pack the same punch?

Spotlight on…Cassandra Clare

city of hevenly fireI am a sucker for anything Shadowhunter, and the first two series Cassandra Clare wrote set in this world are among some of my favorites (meh, discounting the let down of the movie, that is). The Infernal Devices remains one of my very favorite trilogies, and it has the distinction of, for me, having the perfect love triangle. Love triangles are usually cringe worthy, make me roll my eyes more than once, and leave me in no doubt from the opening scenes who the chick will end up with. But Will, Jem and Tessa? Not even close.

As we wait approach the release of the last Mortal Instruments book in a couple of months, we know that City of Heavenly Fire will set up and introduce the characters for the third Shadowhunter series, The Dark Artifices. The new series will start next March with the release of Lady Midnight, and it will be followed by Prince of Shadows in 2016 and Queen of Air and Darkness in 2017. Well, today some confirmation came about the mysterious fourth series, as well.

I had sort of thought that it was rumor, but Cassandra Clare gave some details about the next series. It will be called The Last Hours, and it is basically a retelling of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations with the immediate families of Tessa, Will and Jem. She west so far as to provide a short synopsis, as well…

For as long as Lucie Herondale can remember, the Herondale family manor has adjourned the manor of the Blackthorns. It’s too bad that Tatiana Blackthorn, the matriarch of the family, has always been, as her father Will Herondale says, “mad as a mouse trapped in a teapot.” Since the day that her father Benedict murdered Tatiana’s husband, and was killed in turn by a group of Shadowhunters that included both her brothers, Tatiana has nursed a burning grudge against the London Institute and all its inhabitants, especially Will, Tessa and their children: Lucie and her brother, James …

Book one will be called Chain of Thorns, book two is Chain of Gold, and Chain of Iron rounds out the trilogy. Goodreads shows Chain of Thorns as having a 2015 release, but no official word has been forthcoming.

So, good news or are you over the whole Shadowhunter thing? I have heard a lot of grumbling over on Goodreads about yet another series set in this same world…why not write something else…yada yada. Personally, as long as the stories are good, I am happy to return to a favorite world. I am just hoping for a two-book-a-year schedule, or I will be too old to read anymore when these books finally make it to the shelves.

Spotlight on…Meljean Brook’s The Kraken King

Yep, this is a long-ass post, but I thought that I would put together a complete look at the upcoming serialized Iron Seas book from Meljean Brook. I think it will have a print-edition later on in the year, but for now The Kraken King is being split into 8 parts, and they will be released in e-format between April and May. Amazon is listing each release for $2.12.

Part one is The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster, which is due out on April 15th.

the kraken king part 1Synopsis…

A former smuggler and thief, Ariq—better known as the Kraken King—doesn’t know what to make of the clever, mysterious woman he rescues from an airship besieged by marauders. Unsure if she’s a spy or a pawn in someone else’s game, Ariq isn’t about to let her out of his sight until he finds out…

After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned to vigilantly guard her identity. While her brother Archimedes is notorious for his exploits, Zenobia has had no adventures to call her own—besides the stories she writes. But when she jumps at the chance to escape to the wilds of Australia and acquire research for her next story, Zenobia quickly discovers that the voyage will be far more adventurous than any fiction she could put to paper…

Part two is due out on April 22nd, and it is called The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm.

the kraken king and the abominable wormSynopsis…

As they continue their expedition across Australia, Ariq is determined to stay close to Zenobia and figure out what kind of game she’s playing—even as his admiration for the enigmatic woman starts to override his suspicion.

For Zenobia, revealing her identity to a man who once made his living outside of the law is out of the question—even though Ariq’s dashing looks and blunt manner are distractingly appealing.

But before anyone’s secrets or desires can be exposed, an unexpected attack threatens to destroy them all…

Coming in at number 3 is April 29th’s The Kraken King and the Fox’s Den.

the fox's denSynopsis…

After a harrowing escape, Zenobia, Ariq, and their company take refuge in a gold rush town—but their temporary port is just a respite before traveling to the dangerous smugglers’ dens. Ariq is determined to uncover the men responsible for the threat to Krakentown, even if it means confronting the notorious den lords.

But when he discovers evidence in Zenobia’s letters connecting her to the Horde rebellion, he realizes that the threat is far greater than he had suspected. His loyalties torn, Ariq must distance himself from the fascinating woman he desperately wants to hold closer.

Stunned and hurt by Ariq’s inexplicable coldness, Zenobia prepares to leave the dens and continue her journey to the Red City. But in the smugglers’ dens, danger lurks around every corner, and all of her protection is gone…

At the halfway point we have The Kraken King and the Inevitable Abduction, which will be out on May 6th.

the inevitable abductionSynopsis…

The Kraken King has declared that Zenobia Fox is under his protection—and with her identity revealed, she needs that protection more than ever. But it comes with a price when Ariq demands that Zenobia reveal her secrets in return.

Ariq wants nothing more than for Zenobia to trust him, and he knows exactly which sensual tricks will breach her defenses. But although she urgently desires the powerful governor, Zenobia isn’t a woman who will be easily won with a few passionate kisses.

When his ambush goes awry, Ariq discovers just how deeply he can hurt her—but the real danger to Zenobia is one that he never expected…

Coming out on May 13th is The Kraken King and the Iron Heart.

the iron heartSynopsis…

With their lives and the fate of an empire at stake, Ariq is forced to leave Zenobia behind. Held captive by their enemies, Zenobia can only pray that Ariq keeps his promise to come for her—until a terrible loss prods her to action.

Ariq has no intention of handing over the Skybreaker to the two men responsible for the marauders’ attacks against Krakentown—but without a ransom to give them, Ariq must risk everything to rescue Zenobia and stop the swarming forces bent on destruction…

The May 20th release will be called The Kraken King and the Crumbling Walls.

the crumbling wallsSynopsis…

Reunited, Ariq and Zenobia must journey over the red wall and make a desperate appeal to the one woman with enough power to halt the marauders’ plans—the Empress of Nippon.

But even the Kraken King cannot demand the attentions of an empress. Masked and quarantined, Ariq and Zenobia are forced to bide their time. Despite the fact that they are as physically close as two people can be, Zenobia is trying to keep the man she can’t help but love at a distance, terrified she’ll be hurt again. And all the while, the mysteries of the Living City grow around them…

Coming out on May 27th is the seventh part, The Kraken King and the Empress’s Eyes.

the empress's eyesSynopsis…

In the imperial city, nothing escapes the attention of the empress’s spies. After a visit from an old friend rekindles her every fear, Zenobia must decide whether to trust Ariq with her heart—and the Kraken King must decide whether he can ever let her go.

But when danger invades their lovers’ sanctuary, Ariq and Zenobia will have to put aside their troubled emotions. Outwitting their enemies and the Empress will be no easy feat. Luckily, they have a few allies waiting in the wings…

The 8th and final part will be out on June 3rd, and it will be called The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure.

the greatest adventureSynopsis…

Arriving in Krakentown with their enemies in hot pursuit, Zenobia doesn’t know how they can even hope to win. Being terrified brings forth an undeniable truth: she loves Ariq and will do whatever it takes to stand by him.

But as their adversaries appear on the horizon, they realize that not all is lost. Drawing on the power of the terrible war machine, Ariq, Zenobia, and the entire town must put their lives on the line to protect what they love…

I know that there are a lot of fans of the Iron Seas series out there, so will you be picking up these e-releases or waiting for a print copy? Personally, I have never been much of a steampunk fan (to be honest, I have only read one or two steampunk short stories, but the one Iron Seas novella I did read I did really enjoy). On a shallow note, I am most impressed with the individual cover art for each part…I figured it was going to be just one generic cover with a different title for each release, but this looks great.

Release Day Spotlight…

This whole New Adult movement is something I have been trying to get a handle on, and I have still been trying to jam those books into either adult or young adult headings. Still, in an attempt to get with the times, author Alivia Anders is releasing her new NA Dystopian today, called Unwanted.

unwantedSynopsis…

She would be his freedom.
He would be her price.

In a world overrun with people and narrowing resources, the basis of life has turned to do or die. No longer does the balance of wealth and power apply. A strict split between the rich and poor has made the lines clear- the more money you have, the more power you control.

For seventeen year old Emily Beucant, life is an equal gift and curse. Having grown up pre- Unwanted society, she can still remember the days it was okay to play with children from the other side of the concrete wall, back when her father was still alive, and back when the Unwanted program was used to Mark and hunt criminals, not sign away the lives of ungrateful children or spouses with high insurance collections over their heads.

But since her father’s creation of the program, the government has taken control and made it into a lucrative monster. And as Emily is days away from her eighteenth birthday, and handsome inheritance, she will soon see just how badly it is to be Marked.

When her soulless aunt places Emily up to be Marked an Unwanted, she is forced to go on the run from all she has ever known. No where is safe for her, and no one will protect her, least they wish to have the same fate as her. It isn’t until she forms a tense, explosive alliance with a former doctor, Ben, that it looks like the tables may turn in her favor. Together they race against those searching for her, desperate to find a way to free her from an early death. But is it too late?

No one is safe.
No one is free.

Alivia Anders is the author of both the Illumine and the Black Symphony series.

Spotlight on…The Dark Elements

One of my favorite YA authors is Jennifer L. Armentrout. With not just one but two great series wrapping up within the coming months, word is starting to trickle out about her new project. Starting this December, we will be introduced to The Dark Elements. Starting with a novella called Bitter Sweet Love on December 1st, the first full book will be called White Hot Kiss. It has been pushed back to February 25th.

bitter sweet loveBitter Sweet Love…

In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series THE DARK ELEMENTS, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons.

Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.

And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again…

white hot kissWhite Hot Kiss…

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Are you looking forward to this one, too? I am always excited to see anything from Jennifer, but I am particularly interested in this one. Maybe because I haven’t read a lot of Gargoyle books, maybe because it is from a new publisher. Either way, this is an auto-buy for me.

On My Radar…

I hate to admit it, but I have never read Devon Monk. Heard good things, but she is another one on the “one day” pile (which is a monster, by the way). But her upcoming Allie Beckstrom two book spin-off series, Broken Magic, has caught my eye for a couple of reasons. First, I don’t remember actually reading anything UF lately where the main character is male, and the change would be interesting. There has been lots of PNR where the focus is on the hero, but for UF I am drawing a blank. Second, since I am mid-Ilona Andrews Magic Rises, I am in the mood for a magic-centric story. The first book is called Hell Bent, and it is due out on November 5th.

hellbentSynopsis…

Instead of the deadly force it once was, magic is now a useless novelty. But not for Shame Flynn and Terric Conley, “breakers” who have the gift for reverting magic back to its full-throttle power. In the magic-dense city of Portland, Oregon, keeping a low profile means keeping their gifts quiet. After three years of dealing with disgruntled magic users, Shame and Terric have had enough of politics, petty magic, and, frankly, each other. It’s time to call it quits.

When the government discovers the breakers’ secret—and its potential as a weapon—Shame and Terric suddenly become wanted men, the only ones who can stop the deadly gift from landing in the wrong hands. If only a pair of those wrong hands didn’t belong to a drop-dead-gorgeous assassin Shame is falling for as if it were the end of the world. And if he gets too close to her, it very well could be….

So, all you Allie Beckstrom readers, what is your take on this? Is it one you are looking forward to – or, for that matter, what are your feelings on the Allie series itself? Should it be moved to the top of the “one day” list? How does it rank with the other great UF series like Kate Daniels, Mercy Thompson, or Night Huntress?