Cover Lover – 11 New Titles

Usually Tuesday is the day I do my pick of the week post, but to be honest there isn’t much this week that I am too excited about. So, instead, I will do a cover lover post. Let’s start with the young adult books, for a change. The Winner’s Crime is the second book from Marie Rutoski‘s The Winner’s Trilogy, and it is due out on March 3rd.

the winner's crimePurchase at Amazon.com

Next up is Rogue Wave, which is the second book of the Waterfire Saga from Jennifer Donnelly . It is due out on January 6th.

rogue wavePurchase at Amazon.com

Nil Unlocked is the second book from Lynne Matson‘s Nil series, and it is due out on May 12th.

nil unlockedPurchase at Amazon.com

Elizabeth May‘s The Vanishing Throne, which is the second book from The Falconer series, is due out early next year.

the falconer's throneThe final young adult release is from Eve Silver‘s Game series. Crash is due out on June 9th.

crashPurchase at Amazon.com

Now for the adult covers, we start with Gini Koch‘s Universal Alien. It is from the Katherine “Kitty” Katt series, and it is due out on December 2nd.

universal alienPurchase at Amazon.com

This next one is from Caris Roane. Savage Chains will be released on March 31st.

savage chainsPurchase at Amazon.com

Faith Hunter‘s next Jane Yellowrock book, Dark Heir, will be released on April 7th.

dark heirPurchase at Amazon.com

And staying with the color scheme of the last couple of covers is Pure Blooded from Amanda Carlson. It should be out early 2015.

pure bloodedThe next Grimm Agency book from J.C. Nelson, Armageddon Rules, will be released on February 24th.

ArmageddonRules.inddPurchase at Amazon.com

And the final one for today is from Chris Marie Green. Every Breath You Take is from the Jensen Murphy, Ghost For Hire series, and it is due out on April 7th.

every breath you takePurchase at Amazon.com

Are any of these something you are looking forward to? Every time I see a Jane Yellowrock cover, I kick myself for not starting the series yet.

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

There weren’t any new series starting up this week, so it looks like there will be a small cover lover post instead. Let’s start things off with Faith Hunter‘s next Jane Yellowrock book, Broken Soul, which is due out on October 7th.

broken soulNext up is Darkness Falls from Keri Arthur. Goodreads lists it as a September 2nd release.

darkness fallsAuthor Kelly Meade (Kelly Meding) will start a new e-book series called the Cornerstone Run Trilogy this July with the release of the first book, Black Rook.

kelly meadeAnd the final one for today is from a new YA series from author Sara Raasch. Snow Like Ashes is the first book of the series of the same name, and it is due out on October 14th.

snow like ashesSo, just a drive-by post, but with a couple of decent covers. I always like the Keri Arthur covers, even though I get a strong Guild Hunter vibe from them (not that that is a bad thing, at all).

This and That…

Just some random info and new release dates from out and about…

  • Shelly Laurenston will be going back to her Hunting Season world, in a manner of speaking, with a new three-book series. The new Crows book will be set in Los Angeles, with new characters and a new storyline.
  • Robin D. Owens will release her 13th Celta’s Heartmates book, Heart Fire, on November 4th.
  • It looks like the Queen Betsy series from MaryJanice Davidson just keeps chugging along. Undead & Unwary will be out on October 7th.
  • Looking for more Sookie? Dead But Not Forgotten is a collection of stories set in Bon Temps, written by authors such as Seanan McGuire, Rachel Caine, and MaryJanice Davidson. It will be out on October 7th.
  • The second book from Samantha Shannon‘s The Bone Season book, The Mime Order, will be out on October 21st.
  • Alexandra Adornetto starts up her new Ghost House Saga on August 26th with the release of Ghost House.
  • I didn’t even know the first book was part of a series, but Erin Quinn‘s second Beyond book, The Three Fates of Ryan Love, will be out on September 30th.
  • Fans of Kresley Cole‘s Arcana Chronicles series will have a little extra wait for the third book, Dead of Winter. It has been pushed back to January 6th.
  • October 7th is the release date for the next Jane Yellowrock book from Faith Hunter, and it will be called Broken Soul.
  • It is a bit of a wait for Suzanne Johnson‘s next Sentinels of New Orleans book, Pirates Alley. It is due out next April.
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s sixth Chronicles of Nick book will be called Defiant, and it won’t be out until April of next year.
  • Moon Shifter #5 from Katie Reus will be called Hunter Reborn, and it is due out next February.
  • The next Kitty Norville book from Carrie Vaughn, Low Midnight, will be out at the end of this year.
  • Fans of Jaye Wells‘ Prospero’s War series will have to wait until next March for the third book, Deadly Spells.
  • Christine Feehan continues her return to super-productivity. She has finished up the next couple Sisters of the Heart books already, and the long-awaited Ghostwalker book, Viper Game. And after that, there will be a new Leopard book due called Cat’s Lair.
  • Jennifer Estep‘s Black Widow will be released November 25th. Hard to believe the Elemental Assassin series is already up to book #12. The blurb is out already…

There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan.

With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.

The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bulls-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.

  • Sometimes my best guesses just don’t work out. I had assumed that the hero from the Ilona Andrews‘ upcoming Burn for Me would be the fire Prime, Adam Pierce. The blurb proved me wrong, though…

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more
dangerous desire…

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

So, that is about that for this week. Any gossip or juicy news to share?

Review – Faith Hunter’s Black Arts

Thanks once again to Doug Meeks, who sent over his review for the upcoming Faith Hunter Jane Yellowrock book, Black Arts. Doug got his hands on it early, but it will be officially released on January 7th.

black artsWhat Doug said…

Summary

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost….

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace.

Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy—one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

Review

When I got this I was already sure that I was going to like it (since I have loved every installment in this series) but this was a major step up in not just the story but the look inside to see exactly who Jane Yellowrock is under the hard exterior.

Don’t get me wrong, Jane is STILL Jane but she does a lot of self introspection during this novel and comes out better for it.  I must admit I still spent most of the novel wishing for or waiting for her to kill someone that richly deserved it (and there are a plethora of candidates).

The main thing here is that Molly is missing and she has to find her since Evan is a loose cannon without Molly but nobody seems to know what happened to her but Jane will be piecing things together all through the book and concurrent plotlines that all converge with deadly results as always.

The book comes to an explosive conclusion with most things settled but some things are left for the next book so it is not a cliffhanger but everything is not settled …. yet.  Ms. Hunter tried to give us a bit of payback for the acts of betrayal of Leo/Katie/Bruiser back in previous story but maybe I am a hard case since I was not really satisfied yet, but it was not overlooked completely which would have been completely out of character, there may still be some payback.  We shall see……

Bottom Line:  This is 5 Stars with no real reservations other than maybe I am such a revenge junkie I might want more payback but that was not the real story in this novel.  Jane is her deadly best and she handles things better than anyone could and her love life still sucks but what else is new.  You don’t want to miss this so get your order in now and read it the first chance you get.

How may Jane Yellowrock fans are out there? It is a series that you always see good things about, but it never usually gets mentioned with the Mercy Thompson and Kate Daniels crowd, which is a shame.

Cover Lover – 8 New Titles

Well, there wasn’t anything that I could call my pick of the week for today’s post, so Cover Lover time it is. I hit the usual sources for these puppies – Amazon and Goodreads. But this first one is thanks to All Things Urban Fantasy. They recently had the exclusive cover reveal for the next Jane Yellowrock book from Faith Hunter, called Black Arts. It will be released on January 7th.

black artsSticking with the same color scheme is Crimson Veil, the 15th book in Yasmine Galenorn‘s Otherworld series, which will be released on January 28th.

crimson veilThe third book in Cecy Robson‘s Weird Girls series, Cursed by Destiny, will be released on January 7th. I have been meaning to pick up the first book, but it totally slipped my mind.

cursed by destinyIt looks like there is a second M.L. Brennan Generation V novel in the works. Iron Night will be released on January 7th.

iron nightThe last of the adult covers comes from author Isabel Cooper. Legend of the Highland Dragon is a December 3rd release.

legend of the highland dragonNext up is a few new young adult covers. Lauren Destefano’s new Internment Chronicles series starts up this October 1st with the release of Perfect Ruin.

perfect ruinLooks like another “Perfect” book. Perfect Lies, the second book in Kiersten White‘s new Mind Games series, will be released on February 18th.

perfect liesAnd finally, we have Evertrue, the third and final book in Brodi Ashton‘s Everneath series. I finished the first book not long ago, and I have to say I quite enjoyed it. This one will be released on January 21st.

evertrueHm, there wasn’t really any stand-outs for me from this batch. They are all pretty solid, but nothing dramatic or different. I do have to say that Evertrue is pretty, but seems to lack the little details that make it have a finished look. It lacks the impact of the first book in the series because of it, at least for me. The one I was most surprised by was Perfect Ruin. I think it is a pretty cover, but it very much gives me a children’s book vibe rather than a young adult one. Maybe it looks more dramatic in person, though. What are your thoughts? Anything grab your attention?

 

 

 

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

After a dry spell of a few weeks, pretty much every couple of days there are some decent new covers being released. For this post, I stumbled upon four. This first one is from the December 3rd anthology Kicking It, which features Faith Hunter, Kalayna Price and Shannon K. Butcher, among others.

kicking it

This second one is from the Edie Spence series from Cassie Alexander. Deadshifted is book number 4, and it will be released on December 31st.

deadshifted

Coming in at number three is Terminated, the next book in Rachel Caine‘s Revivalist series, which is due out on August 6th.

terminated

And finally we have the cover for One Lucky Vampire from Lynsay Sands. It is the next Argeneau Rogue Hunter book, due out on September 24th.

one lucky vampire

 

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

I just got home from Twilight, Breaking Dawn part 2.  I was never a die-hard, camp out for a week to get a ticket fan, but I did enjoy them – in spite of the sometimes bad acting, bad writing, and general cheese effect.  There were a few unintentionally hilarious moments, but all in all a decent way to spend the evening (I did spend a good portion of the movie trying to picture Volturi Cassius as Jace in the Mortal Instruments, but I never could get there).  Anyways, I came home to see a couple of new covers, so back to business…

This first one is from Alexandra Ivy and her Guardians of Darkness series.  Darkness Avenged is Santiago and Nefri’s story, and it will be released on June 4th.

The cover is also out for Robin D. Owens‘ next Celta book, Heart Fortune.  It will be released on August 6th of next year.

Number three is from the Jane Yellowrock series from Faith HunterBlood Trade will be released on April 2nd.

And this final one is from Molly HarperA Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses is set in the same world as her Nice Girls books, and it will be released on May 28th.

Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

Half way through the month already.  God, time is zipping along.  This first cover is from the second book from the new Cassie Alexander Nightshifted series.  Moonshifted is due out on November 27th.

Next up is Death’s Rival, the next Jane Yellowrock novel from Faith Hunter.  This one is due out on October 2nd.

Ann Aguirre recently upped the cover for her next Sirantha Jax novel, Endgame, which is an August 28th release.

The fourth book from Donna Grant‘s upcoming Dark Warrior series will be called Midnight’s Warrior.  This one will be out on November 27th.

I have to admit, my one time love for Christine Warren‘s The Others series has taken a beating the last few books, but I have been waiting to get my hands on Tess and Raphael’s story, and this is it.  November 27th is the release date for Drive Me Wild.

Last one this go round is from D.D. Barant and the Bloodhound Files.  Undead to the World will be out on November 27th.

This and That…

I am going through all of the authors listed in the series reading list pages, and a few new details have come up (other than the fact that I have OCD issues).

  • Jennifer Armentrout‘s third Covenant book, Deity, is up for preorder now at Amazon.  It will be released on November 6th.
  • and, writing under the name J. Lynn, Jennifer Armentrout‘s Unchained (the first book of the Nephilim Rising series), will be out on October 16th.
  • July 24th is the release date for the fourth book in Laura Anne Gilman‘s Paranormal Scene Investigations series, called Dragon Justice.
  • Charlaine Harris will be one of the editors of an upcoming anthology called An Apple for the Creature, due out on September 4th.  It will include stories from Marjorie M. Liu, Ilona AndrewsNancy Holder and Faith Hunter, among others.
  • For the Love of a Goblin Warrior, the third book from Shona Husk‘s Shadowlands series, will be released next January 1st.
  • From Suzanne Johnson comes the second book of her Sentinels of New Orleans series, River Road, on November 13th.  It will be followed by Elysian Fields next year.
  • September 25th will be the release date for Unleashed, the follow-up to Untamed by Crystal Jordan.
  • Looks like there will be a fifth Iron Fey book.  Julie Kagawa announced that The Lost Prince will be released late this year.
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon will have two books coming out in September.  There will be a hardcover re-release of Dance with the Devil on the 4th, and the third Belador book, The Curse, will be out on the 18th.

New Release Dates

I do love the first of the month, since I can usually find a bunch of new release dates.

  • Michele Vail‘s first book, Undeadly, has been pushed back to November 20th.  It is the first book of The Reaper Diaries series.
  • Erin  McCarthy and Kathy Love are pairing up on The Fangover, due out on November 6th.
  • What I believe is the last book of Jessica Andersen‘s Final Prophecy series will be called Spellfire, and it should be available on November 6th.
  • October 30th is the release date for the third book of Donna Grant‘s upcoming spin-off series, Midnight’s Seduction.
  • Shadow Rising, part of Yasmine Galenorn‘s Otherworld series, will be available on October 30th.
  • The paperback release date of J.R. Ward‘s Lover Reborn will be October 2nd.
  • Mate Claimed, the next book in Jennifer Ashley‘s Shifters Unbound series, will be available on October 2nd.
  • Erica Hayes starts up a new series this October with the release of Revelation.  It will be followed by Redemption in 2013.
  • The next Wild About You novel from Vicki Lewis Thompson will be called Werewolf in Denver.  It is scheduled for release on October 2nd.
  • The Castle of Dark Dreams series from Nina Bangs will continue this October with the release of the 6th book, Wicked Whispers.
  • Archangel’s Storm, Jason’s Guild Hunter story from Nalini Singh, will be available on September 4th.
  • The next Dark book from Christine Feehan is now officially titled Dark Storm, and it too will be out on September 4th.
  • Dragon’s Moon is the next book in the Children of the Moon series from Lucy Monroe, and it is now available for pre-order on September 4th.
  • Up next for the Broken Heart series from Michele Bardsley is Only Lycans Need Apply, due out on September 4th.
  • Katie Reus has a second book coming for her Moon Shifter series.  Book two will be called Primal Possession and is scheduled for release on September 4th.
  • A Tale of Two Vampires, part of Katie MacAlister‘s Dark Ones series, will be released on September 4th.
  • November 6th is the date for Thea Harrison‘s 5th Elder Races book, Lord’s Fall.
  • Magic for a Price is the name of the next Allie Beckstrom novel from Devon Monk, and it should be out on November 6th.
  • Christina Henry will release Black Lament, part of her Black Wings series, on October 30th.
  • and the next Jane Yellowrock novel, from author Faith Hunter, will be called Death’s Rival.  Look for it on October 2nd.