New Series Alert

Another week, another set of new series hitting the shelves.  Anya Bast‘s Brotherhood series makes its debut with the release of Embrace of the Damned.

Synopsis…

A damned Viking warrior.

Centuries ago Broder Calderson committed murder. As punishment, he was given over to the dominion of Loki, the Trickster God, made part of the Brotherhood of the Damned and condemned to an immortal life of battle against the Blight, blood-drinkers from Hel.

A mysterious woman he can’t resist.

One thousand years to the day he was damned, Loki allows him a woman as reward for his good service and repentance of his crimes. Once Broder sees Jessamine Hamilton, he is overcome with need. But Jessa is no ordinary woman, and the truth of who—and what—she is could have dangerous consequences.

A tormented man she can’t deny.

Though a future together is impossible, the warrior’s touch ignites an irresistible passion in Jessa. But every heated kiss pushes them closer to destruction. Forced to return to the brutality of his Viking past to protect her, will Broder surrender forever to his darkest impulses?

The Brotherhood of the Damned reading list is HERE.

Also starting up this week is Kate Cross‘ Clockwork Agents, with the release of Heart of Brass.

Synopsis…

Arden is an undercover agent for one of the most powerful organizations of this steam-powered world—the Wardens of the Realm, a group with extraordinary abilities, dedicated to protecting England against evil.

Arden Grey enjoys a life most women in 1898 London can’t even dream of: she has the social status, wealth, and independence of a countess. She also has the ability to witness the final moments of a murder victim’s life. But ever since the disappearance of her husband, Lucas, none of this means anything to her. Until one night, when Arden spies a man watching her—a man she recognizes as her missing husband.

He’s been ordered to assassinate Arden as retribution for her part in the killing of a Company agent. Luke remembers nothing of his life before The Company, a corrupt agency that has erased his memory. Even so, something prevents him from completing his assignment. There is something familiar about his lovely target, something that attracts him and fills him with dread. For he knows that if he doesn’t kill her, someone else will—and kill him as well.

The Clockwork Agents reading list is HERE.

Also up this week is Where There’s Smoke, the first book of the Good Girl series from Karen Kelley.

Synopsis…

Sexy wannabe-demon Destiny Carter is in Ft. Worth, Texas, with one week to corrupt a soul. Or else.

She slips into a slinky red dress, and heads straight for the delicious, corruptible looking cowboy at the bar. But Chance Bellew has his own agenda-saving souls. He’s not your typical angel-he likes drinking and sex way too much, and not necessarily in that order. And then he meets Destiny…

The Good Girl reading list is HERE.

From the young adult section, Sweet Evil is the first book of the Sweet Trilogy, from author Wendy Higgins.

Synopsis…

Anna, a tender-hearted southern girl, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna and Kai to face the reality that hope and love are not options for their kind. When it’s time for Anna to confront her demons, will she choose to embrace her halo or her horns?

The Sweet Trilogy reading list is HERE.

Pick of the Week

My pick of the week is actually the last book in a four book series from Anya BastMidnight Enchantment is the finale of the Dark Magick series, and it has had a great series of covers, all done by Tony Mauro.  Beautiful work on all of them.

Synopsis…

Niall Quinn, mage and the finest thief in the Black Tower, is the fae’s best hope for freedom. Only he stands a chance of tracking down and retrieving the missing bosca fadbh pieces from the Summer Queen. But he meets his match in Elizabeth Cely Saintjohn, who has taken control of the pieces on the Summer Queen’s behalf—and has refused to give them up.

Elizabeth is an asrai, a rare English water fae, and she may be the only one in Piefferburg stealthier than Niall. She has her own reasons for guarding the two pieces and wanting the walls of Piefferburg to remain intact—even if it means denying her fae sisters and brothers their freedom. Her mother’s life depends on it.

Torn between his duty to obtain the pieces at any cost—and the shocking lust Elizabeth has stirred in him—Niall must convince Elizabeth to surrender the pieces, or else he may have no choice but to destroy her and all she holds dear…

The Dark Magick series list can be found HERE.

Cover Lover – 9 New Titles

In the process of updating the new release pages I have come across a few new covers.  Some are great – some not so much, though.  The first one really caught my eye – it is from the upcoming new series from Anya Bast called Brotherhood of the Damned.  The first book is Embrace of the Damned, and it should be out on May 1st.

Next up is Captivated.  It is the third book in Lauren Dane‘s Phantom Corps series, and it should be on the shelves on May 1st, as well.

Sharon Shinn is new to me, but she will be releasing a new shifter book on April 3rd called The Shape of Desire.  By the cover, I really thought it was more YA than adult, but I was wrong.

Number four is from Caris Roane and her Ascension series.  Obsidian Flame is the fifth book, due out on April 24th.

Lies & Omens is the next Shadows Inquiries book from Lyn Benedict.  It will be released on April 24th.

Aaand, looks like there has been a bit of a design change for Lydia Dare.  Her next book, The Wolf Who Loved Me, gave me more of the old-time historical romance cover vibe than a paranormal than her other books.  This one is due out next April.

Rebecca Zanetti‘s next Dark Protectors book cover follows the theme of the past 3, which I appreciate (I don’t like it when they change design in mid stream).  Hunted is an April 24th, release.

The Claimed is the title of the second book of Caridad Pineiro‘s new Sin Hunters series, due out on May 1st.

And finally, it the Elisabeth Staab King of Darkness cover.  This is the first book in a new series, called the Chronicles of Yavn (which I always read as Yawn), and should be available on February 1st.

Book News…

After I made the book news post below, I found a few more.  Never fails, does it?

  • I haven’t found much info out yet whether it is a new offering or a redo of one of the Fixed series, but Christine Warren will have a new one coming out on April 24th called On The Prowl.
  • The next Queen Betsy book from MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unstable, will be released on June 5th.
  • June 5th will see a new release from the Anita Blake series from Laurell K. Hamilton.  It is the 21st book of the series, but no word on the title at this point.  The preorder link is HERE
  • Anya Bast will have a new book coming out on May 1st called Embraced of the Damned.  It is the first book of a new series, called Brotherhood of the Damned.
  • The third book in Rebecca Zanetti‘s Dark Protectors series will be called Hunted.  Look for it on April 24th.
  • There will be another Lords of the Satyr book released next April 24th.  Sevin is the seventh book in the series from Elizabeth Amber.
  • and finally, Lynn Kurland will have a new book called All For You coming out at the end of next April.

Cover Lover – 3 More Titles

Thanks to Nefertari who gave me the heads up that the cover was out for Shaded Vision, the next book from Yasmine Galenorn‘s Sisters of the Moon series.  It is due out on February 7th.

I also found the cover for On Midnight Wings.  It is the fifth book in Adrian Phoenix‘s Maker’s Song series, due out on March 27th of next year.

And finally (for now), the last book in Anya Bast‘s Dark Magick series will be called Midnight Enchantment.  It is scheduled for release on February 7th.  All four of the covers in this series had beautiful art and colors, and this is no exception.

Random Updates

Hard to believe that details are coming out about the 2012 releases…

  • Kimberly Frost will be starting a new series, Etherlin, early next January with the release of All That Bleeds.
  • Number seven for Deborah Cooke‘s Dragonfire series will be called Flashfire, due out on January 3rd.
  • Haunted Warrior is the January 3rd release from Allie McKay, featuring her time traveling Highlanders.
  • Looks like Alaric’s story, Heart of Atlantis, will be out on January 3rd.  It is the eighth book in Alyssa Day‘s Warriors of Poseidon series.
  • Anya Bast rounds out her Dark Magick series next January with the release of Midnight Enchantment.
  • Looks like Spirit Bound, the postponed Sea Haven book from Christine Feehan, will be out on December 27th.  Which means that my Ghostwalkers book will be pushed back until probably next April.  That sucks, hard.
  • L.J. McDonald‘s third Sylph book, Queen of the Sylphs, will be coming out on September 15th.
  • Raven Cursed is the next Jane Yellowrock book from Faith Hunter, due out on January 3rd.
  • and looks like Marjorie M. Liu will be putting out another book this December 27th, called The Mortal Bone.

New Series Alert – Edaeii

Next week Anya Bast debuts her new Edaeii series with the first book, Jeweled.  It is a magical fantasy series from the successful author.  No info yet on book two, other than it is titled Jaded.

Synopsis…

In the Court of Edaeii, magic-imbued Evangeline is rewarded for her gift in manipulating emotion with a sapphire stone set into the perfect curve of her lower back. Her greatest rival in the royal court is the enigmatic Anatol, instilled with the power of illusion. He may best her in magic, but he is her absolute equal in passion.

They share something else—they’re both targets of low-born revolutionaries. Rescued by Gregorio, the brilliant revolutionary mastermind, they’re given sanctuary. But in this warm refuge, Evangeline soon finds herself torn between the magic of one man she has always desired, and the excitingly new and radical moves of another. For her, there is only one choice: indulge in pleasure without limits.

 

Pick of the Week – Chains of Fire

(The week of September 5th – September 11th, 2010)

Sometimes, you have to try and dig up something to be excited about being released, and other weeks there are just too many to choose from, and you know you will be both broke and sleepless trying to read everything.  This is one of the sleepless weeks.  There are so many I have been looking forward to to one degree or another I wasn’t sure what to pick.  I really enjoyed the first book of Addison Fox‘s Sons of the Zodiac series, so number two is a must.   I have been reading Alyssa Day‘s Atlantis series for forever, so Atlantis Betrayed seems like a safe bet.   Or Sherrilyn Kenyon.  Or Anya Bast…or, well, you get the point.  But, after much deliberation, I have picked Chains of Fire by Christina Dodd.  It is book four in her Chosen Ones series, and lets just say that this one has been a long time coming…

Synopsis…

Samuel and Isabelle’s long anticipated romance. Samuel Faa, the adopted son of servants, a gypsy lawyer with the power to control minds. Isabelle Mason of the Boston Masons, wealthy, privileged, refined, and a woman with the gift for healing.

Two of the Chosen Ones, they hide a past filled with love and betrayal, and a future denied by fate…until the day they’re trapped underground. No way out. No way to deny the passion that still burns beneath the surface. And when danger threatens, Isabelle has only one choice : to place her trust in the power of the one man she could never forget … or forgive …