Cover Lover – 8 New Titles

I am a bit surprised to have come across so many new covers just a couple of days after my last cover post, but I guess you take what you can get, right? There are a couple of interesting ones in this pile, too, like Gena Showalter‘s The Queen of Zombie Hearts. The third and final book of her White Rabbit Chronicles will be out on September 30th.

the queen of zombie heartsI thought this next one was pretty, but then all of the covers from Yasmine Galenorn‘s Otherworld series have been. Priestess Dreaming is due out this October.

9780515154757_PriestessDreaming.inddNot quite sure about this next one, especially since the first cover in the Twixt series was quite eye catching and this one…isn’t. Anyways, Invisible from Dawn Metcalf is due out on September 30th.

invisibleIt looks like Meljean Brook is splitting up her next Iron Seas book into an 8-part serial, and the first installment of will be called The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster. Look for it on April 15th in e-book format.

the kraken king part 1I usually consider myself decently informed about books and authors (I spend enough time hunting down covers and info and the like), but somehow I had totally missed that there is a new series in the works from Devon Monk. I saw the cover for House Immortal over on All Things Urban Fantasy, and it looks like it will be out this September.

House Immortal.inddOne thing that triggers my OCD is when there is a change in cover design after the first book of a series is already released. That happened with Gennifer Albin‘s Crewel World, among others. Unraveled is the the third book in the series, and it will be out on October 7th.

unraveledNext up is the second book from C.C. Hunter‘s Shadow Falls: After Dark series, Eternal. This one has a release date of November 18th.

eternalAnd this final one is from Amanda Sun‘s Paper Dolls series. Rain is due out on June 24th.

rainWhat do you think of this batch? Anything stand out for you, or anything you are dying to get your hands on?

New Series Alerts…

This first newbie is from author Delphine Dryden. Gossamer Wing is the first title from her Steam and Seduction series.

gossamer wingSynopsis…

A Spy. An Airship. And a Broken Heart.

After losing her husband to a rogue French agent, Charlotte Moncrieffe wants to make her mark in international espionage. And what could be better for recovering secret long-lost documents from the Palais Garnier than her stealth dirigible, Gossamer Wing? Her spymaster father has one condition: He won’t send her to Paris without an ironclad cover.

Dexter Hardison prefers inventing to politics, but his title as Makesmith Baron and his formidable skills make him an ideal husband-imposter for Charlotte. And the unorthodox undercover arrangement would help him in his own field of discovery.

But from Charlotte and Dexter’s marriage of convenience comes a distraction—a passion that complicates an increasingly dangerous mission. For Charlotte, however, the thought of losing Dexter also opens her heart to a thrilling new future of love and adventure.

The second one is Hell Bent, the first book of Devon Monk‘s spin-off of her Allie Beckstrom series, Broken Magic.

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….

I am not a steampunk fan, even though to be fair I really haven’t given it a chance, but I am very interested in Hell Bent. I am thinking I should probably do the Allie books first, but reading this one could be a good way to get me into the world. Are either of these heading to your TBR?

Cover Lover – 5 New Titles

Well, I am still adding the great recommendations you all made to the “101 Series to Read Before You Die” page – and we are at about 50. There are quite a few left to go, so thanks again to all who took the time to respond.

On the new cover side of things, Goodreads provided a few new ones in the last couple of days. This first one is author Jenn Bennett and her Arcadia Bell series. Banishing the Dark will be released on April 29th.

banishing the darkThis second cover is from Dianne Sylvan‘s Shadow World series. Shadowbound will be released on March 25th.

shadowboundStone Cold, the second book from Devon Monk‘s Allie Beckstrom spin-off series called Broken Magic, will be released on April 1st.

stone coldThe cover is out for the second book in A.A. Aguirre‘s Apparatus Infernum series, Silver Mirrors. It will be released next year.

silver mirrorsAnd the final one for today is from Margaret Stohl‘s YA Icons series, this one called Idols. It will be released next July 8th.

idols

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?

Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

In doing my usual cover hunt, I came across 6 more to post. Oh, and for any that haven’t heard, the big cover reveal for Veronica Roth‘s third Divergent book, Allegiant, will be done on May 9th – on the Today Show. With Ryan Seacrest. Huh.

This first cover is from Christina Henry and her Black Wings series. Black Heart will be released on October 29th.

black heart

I am not sure about this one. I enjoy Dani Harper‘s Wolf Shifter series, and I am looking forward to trying both of the new series she is starting up this fall. But this cover for the first book in the Grim series is a bit different. Not sure about the giant Mastiff or the funky tattoo, but I will be grabbing Storm Warrior when it is released on August 6th.

storm warrior

The third and final book in Marie Lu‘s very popular Legend series, Champion, will be released on November 5th.

champion

Sophie Jordan starts a new series next March called Uninvited. The first book, also called Uninvited, features a heroine who loses everything when she is found to carry the gene that will one day make her a killer.

uninvited

The credit for finding these next two goes to Aurora B., who emailed them to me today. Hell Bent is the much anticipated first book of Devon Monk‘s Allie Beckstrom spin-off series, Broken Magic, which will be released on November 5th.

hellbent

And finally for today is Lauren Dane‘s Wild Darkness, the Bound by Magick book which is due out on November 5th.

Wild Darkness

 

This and That…

newsAs always, in the process of updating the new release pages, I found a few more books that are on the horizon.

  • The second book of Coreene Callahan‘s new Knight Avenged series has been pushed way back to April 8th of next year.
  • November 5th will see the next Bound by Magick book from Lauren Dane, called Burning Wild.
  • November 5th is also the date for a Thea Harrison Elder Races book, a Meljean Brook Iron Seas book, and Nalini Singh‘s next Guild Hunter book (featuring Raphael and Elena).  All have titles TBA.
  • Author Lauren Kate‘s Fallen series (supposedly being optioned for a movie) is finished, so it looks like she is turning her attention to a new series, called Teardrop.  The first book, also called Teardrop, will be hitting the shelves on October 22nd.
  • October 1st is the release date for Caris Roane‘s next Ascension novel, Born in Chains.
  • Rather than info, this is more like lack of info.  Christine Feehan was recently asked what she would be working on next, and she said that after the long delayed Leopard’s Prey she was in fact without a contract.  She was not sure what would be coming, or when we would get it.  If I remember correctly, this same situation came up last year with Ms. Feehan, which just seems so strange to me.
  • The next H&W Investigations book from Jess Haines, Forsaken by the Others, will be released on July 30th.
  • Hannah Jayne‘s next Underworld Detection Agency novel, Under a Spell, will be out on August 13th.
  • To Kiss a Dragon is the title of the next G.A. Aiken Dragon Kin book, and it is scheduled for release on October 1st.  No clue who this one is about, and if ever there was a series that needed a character guide, this is it.
  • The pre-order links are up for Keri Arthur‘s 6th Dark Angels book, Darkness Splintered.  It will be out on November 5th.
  • A couple of weeks ago, word came out that Devon Monk was starting an Allie Beckstrom spin-off series called Broken Magic.  Well, the pre-order links for the first book, Hell Bent, are up now.  It is due out on November 5th.
  • October 1st is the release date for the next Cassie Palmer book from author Karen Chance, called Tempt the Stars.

Anything there you are looking forward to, or are you giving most of them a pass?  It looks like there is a ton coming out on November 5th, for some odd reason, so might have to save up for that weeks’ order.

Devon Monk Spin-off News…

newsI was doing my usual cruise around looking for new info when I stumbled across this tidbit over on Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks.  The Allie Beckstrom series from Devon Monk recently came to a close, but news is starting to come out about a spin off series set in the same world.  The Broken Magic books will feature Shame and Terric and be told from Shame’s point of view, and will be set three years after the end of Magic for a PriceBook one will be called Hell Bent, and will tentatively be released this November, and it will be followed by Stone Cold next April.

If you would like a sneak peek, and un-edited excerpt can be found HERE on Devon Monk’s blog.

So, what do you think?  Are you looking forward to a return to this world, or do you think everything that needed to be done has already been taken care of?  How excited are you to get your hands on some Broken Magic?

Cover Lover – Mega Edition

Wow, there has been a ton of book covers released in the last few days, most of which I got from either Goodreads or Amazon.  This first one is Black City from Christina Henry, the fifth book in the Madeline Black series, which is due out on February 26th.

I forgot to up this one last cover lover post.  Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar is the third book in Lexi George‘s Demon series, due out next February.

This first young adult cover is from the popular Morganville Vampires series.  Rachel Caine will release Fall of Night on May 7th.

Devon Monk may be wrapping up her Allie Beckstrom series, but the Age of Steam series is still going strong.  Cold Copper will be out on July 2nd.

The third book of Lynn Viehl‘s Lords of the Darkyn series, Nightbound, will be released on May 7th.

M.J. Scott‘s Half Light City series continues on April 2nd with the release of the third book, Iron Kin.

Emerald Green is the title of the third and final book in Kerstin Gier‘s Edelstein Trilogy, which is due out sometime next year.

The next Arcadia Bell novel from Jenn Bennett is called Binding the Shadows, and it will be available on May 28th.

It looks like the upcoming anthology, Enthralled, will feature a story from Lora Leigh‘s Breeds series.  There are also stories from Alyssa Day, Meljean Brook, and Lucy Monroe.  Look for it on July 2nd.

The first book from Ann Aguirre‘s (writing as A.A. Aguirre) upcoming Apparatus Infernum series, Bronze Gods, now has a cover.  It will be released on April 30th.

It looks like there was a novella from the Sharie Kohler Moon Chasers series that I totally missed.  Darkest Temptation was released on October 30th.

Still going…Darkness Bred is the second book from Stella Cameron‘s Chimney Rock series, which should be available on May 28th.

Robin D. Owens will release the next book in her Celta Heartmates series, Heart Fortune, on August 6th.

This one is…pink.  Very pink.  Hearts of Shadow is the second book from Kira Brady‘s Deadglass series, which is due out on May 7th.

And finally, the cover has been released for the second book in Bec McMaster‘s London Steampunk series.  Heart of Iron will be out on May 7th.

There were a few more, but they haven’t really been put “out there” yet, so I am holding back a bit.  Which one or ones did you like from this batch?  Any that you can’t wait to get your hands on?

Random Updates…

I have been updating the new release pages over the last week or so, and there were a few things that popped up worth noting…

  • Kate Daniels 6 now officially has a name, and any info on an upcoming Ilona Andrews‘ book is a good thing.  Magic Rises will be released next July.
  • It looks like the next Morganville Vampire book from Rachel Caine will be called Fall of Night, and it will be released in hardcover on May 7th.
  • Jean Johnson will be writing what appears to be a spin-off of her Sons of Destiny series.  This one is called Guardians of Destiny, and the first book is The Tower, which should be released on June 4th.
  • Kady Cross will release the third book of her Steampunk Chronicles series, The Girl With The Iron Touch, on June 1st.
  • Looks like the Zombies are back.  White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, the third book of Diana Rowland‘s White Trash Zombies series, will be released early next year.
  • Book number 22 (if I remember correctly) of Laurell K. Hamilton‘s Anita Blake series will be called Affliction.  Look for it in hardcover on June 4th.
  • The next Yasmine Galenorn Indigo Court book, Night Vision, will be coming out on July 2nd.
  • Book two of Kris DeLake‘s Assassin’s Guild series, Killer Rivals, will be released on July 1st.
  • Donna Grant will have at least four more titles in her Dark Warriors series.  Midnight’s Kiss will be out on June 4th, and Midnight’s Captive will be out June 25th, with two more to follow later in the year.
  • Alexandra Ivy‘s new series, called The Sentinels, will start off with a novella in the anthology Predatory.  It also features Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall and Hannah Jayne, and it is due out on May 7th.
  • The third book of Jessica Shirvington‘s The Violet Eden Chronicles, Emblaze, will be out on March 1st.
  • Cold Copper is the title of the next Age of Steam novel from Devon Monk, and it will be on the shelves on July 2nd.

I finished my third read of the second Darynda Jones Charley Davidson book, Second Grave on the Left, and I will update the character guide for it by tomorrow night.  I had read both books two and three once for enjoyment, and then once for the guides.  Then I deleted all of the notes I had made, so this is actually round three.  I want to have them updated by the time Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet hits the shelves on October 30th.  Also, the Thea Harrison novella Hunter’s Season (I hate e-books) slipped by me, and that will be added to the Elder Races guide within the next couple of days, as well.  WordPress has been bitchy and not updating properly, so I had to take a bit of a break.  That will hopefully get back to normal tomorrow.

Cover Lover – 7 New Titles

After getting behind the last week or so, I debated about going back and tracking down what covers I had missed, but it didn’t seem like too many at all.  This batch is a bit on the bigger side, with a couple of good ones.  Devon Monk continues her Allie Beckstrom series with the release of Magic for a Price on November 6th.

This one is from author Caris RoaneGates of Rapture is the 6th book in her Guardians of Ascension series, due out on December 26th.

Hmm, nice.  The cover is out for the second book in Stephanie Tyler‘s Eternal Wolf Clan series, Dire Wants.  This one will be released on November 6th.

Beth Ciotta starts up a new series this November called The Glorious Victorious Darcys.  Book one will be called Her Sky Cowboy.

King of the Damned is the title of the next book from Juliana Stone‘s League of Guardians series, which is due out on  November 27th.

Werewolf in Denver is the next book from Vicki Lewis Thompson‘s Wild About You series, which is due out on October 2nd.

And this final one is from author Maurissa Guibord.  I haven’t heard anything about Revel yet, other than that it is Young Adult, and will be released in hardcover on February 12th.