Cover Lover – 10 New Titles

Some of these I am sure have been out for a while, but I just stumbled across them last night (all of them are from either Goodreads or Amazon).  So, here goes…

This first one is the cover for the second book in Katie MacAlister‘s upcoming Time Thief series.  The Art of Stealing Time will be released on September 3rd.

the art of stealing time

From Jess Haines comes a new H&W Investigations book, Forsaken by the Others.  It will be released on July 2nd.

forsaken by the others

Donna Grant’s Dark Warriors series continues on July 2nd with the release of Midnight’s Captive. It is the sixth title of the series.

midnight's captive

I love these covers. Damn Him to Hell is the second book of Jamie Quaid‘s Saturn’s Daughter series, due out on June 25th.

damn him to hell

This next one is Tarnished, the follow up to Rhiannon Held‘s Silver, which will be released in hardcover on May 21st.

tarnished

Mist is supposed to be the first book of a new Urban Fantasy series from Susan Krinard.  It is due out on July 16th.

mist

The second book of the Speak of the Devil series, Devil May Care, is the new one coming from Patricia Eimer. It will be out on February 26th.

devil may care

The Miss Education of Dr. Exeter, from author Jillian Stone, will be released on June 25th.

the miss education

The first book of the American Vampire series from M.L. Brennan, Generation V, will be out on May 7th.

generation v

This final one is young adult.  Tempest Revealed is the third book of Tracy Deebs‘s Tempest series, which will be available on June 4th.

tempest revealed

Random Updates…

archangel's kissWow, hard to believe, but this is actually post number 1001.  Way back on August 11th, 2009 I started with a Cover Lover post that featured Nalini Singh‘s Archangel’s Kiss.  I think I checked every five minutes for the next few days to see if anyone had actually viewed it…such a nerd.  So, forward a few years, and things haven’t really changed.  Things have expanded a bit, and the look has changed a few times, but other than that things are pretty much still the same (and I am still a nerd).

On the site side of things, I have updated all of the Series Reading List pages, so all of the book lists are as up-to-date as I could get them.  I took the opportunity to finally work on the long neglected Completed Series List page, as well.  There are some that I think are finished that I didn’t add, since I couldn’t find official word that they were in fact over.  I will be keeping an eye on them, but if you see any that I missed feel free to give me a shout.  Also, WordPress decided to play with the way that the code for linking to a specific spot on a page was worded, which meant that all of those “Blah Blah reading list HERE” links no longer worked.  I do believe that I got that dealt with as well (each one had to be redone individually, so I hope I didn’t miss any).

On the Character Guide front, I added one a couple weeks back for Kresley Cole‘s Arcana Chronicles (speaking of which, it looks like book two, Endless Knight, will not be out until next October).  I also got Thea Harrison‘s Elder Races guide up to date and added the info for Lord’s Fall, and I am almost done the rough copy for the last two Darynda Jones Charley Davidson books.  That one should be FINALLY updated by the middle of this week.  That just leaves me Archangel’s Storm and a Mythos Academy book to get caught up.  Yay.

There are a few newbies to add to the New Release pages, as well…

  • It looks like Linda Poitevin will release another Grigori Legacy book in 2013, this one called Sins of the Righteous.
  • Also due next year is the third book in Adrian Phoenix‘s Hoodoo series, Black Moon Mojo.
  • The second book in Jamie Quaid‘s new Saturn’s Daughter series, Damn Him to Hell, will be released on June 25th.
  • There will be another Anna Strong book from Jeanne C. Stein coming out on August 27th.  Right now, the title is TBA.
  • Awaken the Damned is the title of the third League of Guardians book from Juliana Stone, and it will be released on June 25th.
  • Alpha Pack book number four from J.D. Tyler, Hunter’s Heart, will be released on September 3rd.
  • You will be able to get a new Kitty Norville book from Carrie Vaughn on July 30th.  This new one will be called Kitty in the Underworld.
  • Looks like there is also another Lupi book from Eileen Wilks in the works, as well.  Ritual Magic, Lupi #10, will be out next on August 6th.
  • Eternal Sin is the title of the 6th Mark of the Vampire book from Laura Wright.  Look for it next November.

New Series Alerts…

Another week, another list.  There are a few new series starting up this week, and one I have been quite looking forward to.  This first one is from debut author Jill ArcherDark Light of Day is the first book of her Noon Onyx series.

Synopsis…

Armageddon is over. The demons won. And yet somehow…the world has continued. Survivors worship patron demons under a draconian system of tributes and rules. These laws keep the demons from warring among themselves, the world from slipping back into chaos.

Noon Onyx grew up on the banks of the river Lethe, daughter of a prominent politician, and a descendant of Lucifer’s warlords. Noon has a secret—she was born with waning magic, the dark, destructive, fiery power that is used to control demons and maintain the delicate peace among them. But a woman with waning magic is unheard of and some will consider her an abomination.

Noon is summoned to attend St. Lucifer’s, a school of demon law. She must decide whether to declare her powers there…or attempt to continue hiding them, knowing the price for doing so may be death. And once she meets the forbiddingly powerful Ari Carmine—who suspects Noon is harboring magic as deadly as his own—Noon realizes there may be more at stake than just her life.

The Noon Onyx reading list is HERE.

If my foggy memory serves me correctly, Boyfriend From Hell was due out quite a while ago but was pushed way, way back to tomorrow’s release date.  It is the first book of Jamie Quaid‘s Saturn’s Daughter series.

Synopsis…

They say justice is blind. But Justine isn’t.

Justine (Tina) Clancy is just an ordinary law student with a faulty arrest record, a part-time job in Baltimore’s radioactive Zone, and a family secret so bizarre even she doesn’t believe it. That is, until in a fit of fury she damns her boyfriend to hell—and it’s exactly where he ends up.

Much to her own surprise, Tina is apparently one of Saturn’s daughters, with the power to wield vigilante justice. But poor Max didn’t deserve to go up in flames, even if he did almost run her over with her own car. Tina’s convinced someone cut the brakes—and now a relentless nemesis is stalking her through the Zone’s back alleys, where buildings glow, statues move, and chemical waste exposure comes with interesting consequences. Tina’s usually a loner, but now she needs a posse like no other: a shape-shifting kitten, an invisible thief, a biker gang, a snake-charming private detective, a well-meaning cop, and her sleazy, sexy boss. But in between freeing Max from hell, saving her own neck, and solving a mystery that threatens the Zone and her newfound friends, how is she ever going to study for finals?

The Saturn’s Daughter reading list is HERE.

Amazon is still listing this next one as having a release date of September 25th, but I believe that I saw somewhere that Melissa de la Cruz‘s first Wolf Pact book, also called Wolf Pact, had been delayed.  There was talk of it being an e-book release only, but I can’t really say for sure if that is true or not.

Synopsis…

Lawson and his brothers escaped from the underworld and now lead desperate, dangerous lives, pursued by the Hounds of Hell from one town to the next, never calling any place home. But when the hounds finally catch up with them and capture the girl Lawson loves, the hunters become the hunted. Lawson will stop at nothing to track down the hounds—especially their ruthless former general—even if the chances of saving Tala are slim. The risks of being recaptured and enslaved by Romulus are high, and the boys’ search becomes increasingly perilous as they get closer to the hounds’ trail. But an unexpected discovery leads them to the one person who may be the key to winning the inevitable confrontation to come.

Meanwhile, Bliss Llewellyn is adjusting to humanity after giving up her immortal vampire life. As she and her aunt Jane unravel the clues surrounding a disturbing attack on a young girl, they find themselves stalked by a terrifying force, so stealthy that Bliss doesn’t know who to blame until Jane is taken by the hellhounds themselves. Bliss will do whatever it takes to save her—even if it means joining forces with the insolent, dangerously good-looking boy with a wolf’s soul and a too-intimate knowledge of Jane’s captors.

The Wolf Pact reading list is HERE.

And the final one for this week is Gena Showalter‘s Alice In Zombieland, the first book of her new White Rabbit Chronicles series.  The Book Depository sent out an early shipment notice, so hopefully I can get my hands on this by the end of this week.

Synopsis…

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave.  Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would changed course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed.  From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined?  Please.  But that’s all it took.  One heartbeat.  A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right.  The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead.  To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland.  But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

The White Rabbit Chronicles page can be found HERE.

Are any of these on your must read list?  Which one do you have the highest hopes for?

Cover Lover – 3 New Titles

It seems I have been on a bit of a dry run lately in regards to finding new covers, but I finally scored a couple today.  Best part is, two of the three I absolutely loved, which is a total bonus.  First up is Shadow Rising, the third book in Kendra Leigh Castle‘s new Dark Dynasties series.  It is due out next summer.

Not bad, but at first I thought it was an e-book cover.  Then I got the next two, which really grabbed my attention.  On July 31st, Jamie Quaid will be releasing Boyfriend From Hell, her first novel.  And she got off to a great start with the cover art.

And finally, P.N. Elrod will be editing another collection of great authors for the book Hex Appeal.  Due out on June 5th, it includes stories from Jim Butcher, Ilona Andrews and Carrie Vaughn, among others.  I don’t remember seeing this cover around before, but it might just be new to me.  I still thought it was great, though.