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.

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.

New Series Alert…

There are quite a few new series getting their starts this week, like Deadly Angels from Sandra Hill.  Now, I have to admit that this one sounds a bit like it is just trying too hard, since it features Viking Vampire Angels.  Yep, all three in one.  The first book is called Kiss of Pride.

Synopsis…

SOME MEN ARE TOO BAD TO BE TRUE…

Is he really a Viking with a vampire’s bit? An angel with the body of a thunder god? A lone wolf with love on his mind? Alexandra Kelly, his prey, thinks Vikar Sigurdsson is either flat-out crazy or he’s trying to maneuver her into his bed–which is hardly where a professional reporter should conduct an interview, tempting as that prospect might be.

SOME MEN ARE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE…

Until Vikar does something a teensy bit unexpected, and Alex begins to wonder whether her mystery man could really be everything he says he is: a Viking Vampire Angel on a thousand-year-long mission with his pack of sinful brothers—and a man who’s finally found the woman of his dreams. By then, Vikar is already wrapping his chiseled arms around Alex’s body…and sinking his wicked fangs right into her neck. If this is sin, why does it feel so good?

The Deadly Angels reading list can be found HERE.

I have been seeing this one featured on other blogs quite a bit lately.  The first book of Shawntelle Madison‘s Coveted series, also called Coveted, comes out tomorrow.

Synopsis…

For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she’s stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comfort in an unusual place: her obsessively collected stash of holiday trinkets. But complications pile up faster than her ornaments when Thorn returns home, and Nat and Thorn discover that old flames still burn bright.

Before Nat can sort out their relationship, she must face a much hairier problem. Her pack is under attack from the savage Long Island werewolves—and Nat is the first target in the turf war. Toss in a handsome wizard vying for her affection, a therapy group for the anxious and enchanted, and the South Toms River pack leader ready to throw her to the wolves, and it’s enough to give anybody a panic attack. With the stakes as high as the full moon, Nat must summon all her strength to save her pack, and ultimately, herself.

The Coveted reading list can be found HERE.

Also on the PNR side of things, Juliana Stone‘s Wicked Road to Hell comes out this week.  It is the first book of the League of Guardians series.

Synopsis…

With the legions of the underworld gathering and chaos close at hand, Sorcerer Declan O’Hara’s deadly skills will be tested. But nothing will sway him from his duty, not even her…

Rescued from eternal darkness, vampire Ana DeLacrux owes her life to a mysterious stranger who asks for only one thing—her absolute allegiance. She serves this master without question until Declan, the one man who can make her forget her vow, returns. His magic is stronger, darker…more compelling than ever. His blood awakens a hunger she must resist, or risk deadly consequences.

As Ana and Declan join forces, the streets of New Orleans become a dangerous place for both humans and the otherworld. And the most dangerous place of all is a road Declan’s traveled before…the wicked road to hell.

The League of Guardians reading list can be found HERE.

From what I have heard, this one is already in the process of being made into a TV show for the CW network.  The Selection, from Kiera Cass, is the first book from the series of the same name.

Synopsis…

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself- and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

The Selection reading list can be found HERE.

Julie Kagawa has started a spin-off series of her popular Iron Fey series, and the first book of Blood of Eden is called The Immortal Rules.

Synopsis…

You will kill. The only question is when.

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their “pets.” In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero…and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She’s passing for human…for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

The Blood of Eden reading list can be found HERE.

I got my copy of this next one last week, and read the prequel book included in the back called Elemental.  Not bad so far.  Storm, from Brigid Kemmerer, is the first book of The Elemental series.

Synopsis…

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.

Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn’t want. Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her.

Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The Elemental Series reading list can be found HERE.

Next up is Blood Born.  This one is from author Jamie Manning, and it is the first book of the Blood Prophecy series.

Synopsis…

Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old Ava Blue. When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down.

Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it…she doesn’t even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true–and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now, she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she’s a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over.

But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever.

So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava’s decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves.

The Blood Prophecy reading list can be found HERE.

And the last one of this busy week is The Temptation.  It is the first book of the Kindred series from Alisa Valdes.

Synopsis…

After crashing her car on an empty highway, Shane is miraculously saved by Travis, a mysterious cowboy who walks out of nowhere. She is instantly attracted to him, and for the first time, she believes in “soul mates.” But Shane soon discovers that Travis is dead and that strict rules from the Underworld govern kindred spirits of different dimensions. Breaking these rules could destroy both their souls. And while Travis is almost impossible to resist, temptation proves to be the kindest enemy they encounter.

Can true love surpass the power of pure evil? Part love story, part supernatural thriller, this first book in the Kindred trilogy will leave readers lusting for more!

The Kindred reading list can be found HERE.

So, any you are dying to get your hands on this week?  I am thinking of The Immortal Rules…but of course I want to read The Iron Fey books first.  Guess where book one is?  Yep, Mount TBR.

New Release Dates

Wow, there is still a ton of info coming out about upcoming releases.  I sort of wish they would spread the love out a bit, but I shouldn’t complain.  So, this is what has been /will be added to the new release pages…

  • Marjorie M. Liu will be going the steampunk way with the release of A Furious Darkness on November 27th.
  • The second book in Juliana Stone‘s League of Guardians series, King of the Damned, will be out on November 27th.
  • The preorder links are now up at Amazon for the Karen Marie Moning novel, Iced, due out on October 30th.
  • Keri Arthur‘s second re-released Ripple Creek Werewolf book, Beneath a Darkening Moon, will be out on October 30th.
  • I am not quite sure about this one, but September 25th is the release date for a Jacquelyn Frank book.  Originally it was to be the third Three Worlds novel, but now it is listed as Forbidden: The World of Nightwalkers.  I must investigate further, since this is the first I have heard of another Nightwalkers spin off.
  • Sacrifice the Wicked, part of Karina Cooper‘s Dark Mission world, will be released on September 25th.
  • Caine and Cassandra’s Guardians of Eternity story now has a title and a release date.  The Alexandra Ivy book will be called Fear the Darkness, and it will be available on September 1st.
  • Shelly Laurenston and Cynthia Eden will once again pair up in the Howl For It anthology on August 28th.  No clue what series Laurenston will be writing about, but all of their anthologies have been great so far.
  • The fourth book of Keri Arthur‘s Dark Angels series, Darkness Hunts, will be available on November 6th.
  • and finally, Kerrelyn Sparks will release Wild About You, part of her Love at Stake series, on September 25th.

Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

Maybe I should say 5 new covers, and an alternate version of another one.  I posted a smaller version of this one a while back, but this is the first decent version I found.  Sandra Hill will be starting a new paranormal series next April 24th with the release of Kiss of Pride.  It is the first book of the Deadly Angels series.

I found the next two over at All Things Urban Fantasy.  The first one is a re-release of a previous title from Keri ArthurBeneath a Rising Moon is a July 31st release.

The second one courtesy of ATUF is from author Zoe MarriottFrostfire is the second book in the burn series, due out on July 5th.

The sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood from Kendare Blake will be called Girl of Nightmares.  It is scheduled for release on August 7th.

Juliana Stone will be starting a new spin off series next April 24th with the release of Wicked Road to Hell.  It is a League of Guardians novel.

And finally, I thought I would mix things up a bit and show the UK version of Kresley Cole‘s Lothaire Cover.  I prefer this one to the North American version, but no matter what it looks like I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Random Updates…

Well, this blog still looks like a bomb went off, but there are signs of progress.  All of the monthly new release pages are done for 2011 – and I finished right around the time I realized that 2011 is almost done and I should have just started for 2012.  Huh.  Soooo, in the process of adding new info to the reading lists, I found a few new listings for upcoming books.

  • Michelle Rowen will debut a new series of at least two books next June called Nightwatchers.  The first book will be called Dark Kiss, and will be followed by Wicked Kiss in 2013.
  • July 24th is the release date for the 13th Women of the Otherworld book from Kelley Armstrong, aptly titled Thirteen.
  • The sixth book from Nancy Gideon‘s Moonlight series will be called Seeker of Shadows.  It should be available next June.
  • Juliana Stone will have a new series coming out starting next February.  An e-book prequel called Shades of Gray will be released first, and that will be followed by Wicked Road to Hell in April, and King of the Damned later next year.
  • Good news – there will be at least two more Charlie Davidson books.  No release dates have been stated, but Darynda Jones does have tentative titles for the next two.  They will be called Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, and Fifth Grave off the Beaten Path.
  • The Eternal Guardians series from Elisabeth Naughton will continue into late next year with the release of Enslaved next November.  It will be the fifth book of the series.
  • The in-progress House of Comarre trilogy from author Kristen Painter will now be at least five books.  Out for Blood will release next August, and Last Blood will follow in 2013.
  • Kathy Love‘s upcoming Devilishly Hot will be followed next May by Devilishly Sexy.
  • In a different move, the third book of Carolyn Crane‘s Disillusionists series (called Head Rush) will be released in audio and e-book format this coming December, but will only follow in print format sometime next year.
  • May 1st will be the release date for the third book from Sidney Ayers‘ Demons Unleashed series, called Demon to Die For.
  • and on June 5th, the second book from Tami Dane‘s Sloan Skye series will be hitting the shelves, this one called Blood of Innocence.

I just found quite a few new listings, so don’t be surprised if I do up another Random Updates page tomorrow.

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

Well, this is a bit on the random side, but here goes…

First up is a new one coming from Heidi Betts this September 27th.  I don’t know yet if it is part of a larger series, but the title is Must Love Vampires.

 

This one has been around for a couple of weeks now, but I was waiting to get a better quality version.  From Christine Cody (a.k.a. Chris Marie Green) is the second book in her Bloodlands series, called Blood Rules.  It is due out on August 30th.

 

Number three is from the Arcane Society series from Jayne Castle (and all of her alter-egos).  Canyons of Night is the third book in her Looking Glass Trilogy, coming out on August 30th.

 

And finally, I have been hunting for this one for a while.  Juliana Stone updated her site to show the cover for the third book in her Jaguar Warriors series, called His Darkest Salvation.  This one should be available on July 26th.

Random Updates

A few thingies came out this week…

  • Susan Krinard‘s Code of the Wolf, originally scheduled for March of 2011, has been pushed back to August 1st, 2011.
  • Juliana Stone‘s His Darkest Salvation is now scheduled for July 26th, 2011.
  • The next Argeneau Vampire book from Lynsay Sands will be called The Reluctant Vampire, and should be out on June 28th, 2011.
  • Kristina Douglas‘s second book in her Fallen series, Azazel, has a release date of May 31st, 2011.
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons from Katie MacAlister finally has a release date, which is May 3rd 2011.
  • The next installment of Christine Feehan‘s Leopard series, Savage Nature, is available for preorder.  It will be out on April 26th.
  • Rush of Darkness, the seventh book in Rhyannon Byrd‘s Primal Instincts series, will be available on April 1st, 2011.  The final book in the series should be out the following June.

Spotlight on…Juliana Stone

I have the first book of Juliana Stone‘s Jaguar Warriors series staring at me from my TBR mountain, but I just haven’t quite gotten there yet.  You know you are behind when details for the second book, His Darkest Embrace, are out before you get to the first.  Been waiting a while for the cover on this one…

His Darkest Embrace, due October 26th…

A solitary hunter with no regard for the human world, Jagger Castille is a shifter living on the edge. It will take the woman who calls him enemy to give him a reason to live.

Jagger is a creature of the night—Skye Knightly soars in the sun. Natural adversaries, they have been joined by destiny in a mission entrusted to Skye’s family centuries ago: Nothing less than the salvation of the Earth.

Wounded and bitter, Jagger sought escape in the solitude of the jungle, driven by a need to disappear forever… until a mysterious shifter who calls to his soul and feeds a yearning long forgotten, pulls him from his dark path. A courageous warrior, Skye’s passion is equal to Jagger’s own—but can she trust a man on the edge? A man whose secrets are as devastating as her own?

Each is the other’s sole hope for survival. But a dark and twisted truth is leading them toward the ultimate sacrifice for a love they may never live to claim.

The first book of the series was called His Darkest Hunger

Jaxon Castille: jaguar shifter, warrior, assassin. He has long hungered for the chance to make his former lover, Libby Jamieson, pay for her deadly betrayal. After three long years he’s finally found her. The hunt is over…

But the Libby that he finds is not what he expected. She has no memory of their tumultuous affair; of her treachery; of anything beyond her own name. A shadowy and deadly clan has marked them both for death, and in an instant the game changes: the hunter has become the hunted.

On the run, with the ghosts of their past between them and a dark, desperate hunger quickly reclaiming their bodies and souls, Libby and Jaxon must discover the truth behind the dark forces working against them. Together, they must grab hold of a destiny that has the power to either heal them or destroy them.

But the truth is far more shattering than anyone could imagine…

Book three will be called His Darkest Salvation, due out July of 2011.

Random Updates

A bit more gossip…

  • The third book in Juliana Stones Jaguar Warriors series will be called His Darkest Salvation, and has a tentative release date sometime in July of 2011.
  • Devon Monk‘s sixth Allie Beckstrom book will be called Magic on the Hunt, with a release date of April 5th, 2011.
  • July of 2011 is the debut of Devon Monk‘s new steampunk series, called Age of Steam.  The first book will be called Dead Iron.
  • Book two of Michelle Rowen‘s upcoming Nightshade series will be called Bloodlust, and should be hitting the shelves sometime in August 2011.
  • Melissa Mayhue has back-to-back releases scheduled for her Highlander series.  February 22nd, 2011 is Healing the Highlander, and March 29th 2011 is A Highlander’s Curse.
  • Shifter’s Unbound, the new series from Jennifer Ashley, will continue in January 2012 with the release of the third book, Shifter Heat.