Cover Lover – 7 New Titles

How is everyone’s Christmas countdown going? I cancelled Christmas a few years ago, since I couldn’t stand it anymore, but I actually felt like going out and shopping a bit this year (not so much for Christmas, but I don’t ever go near a store between November and January). So, looks like I am only going half-grinch this year.

On the cover front, there are seven to show for this post. I know Jim Butcher has a lot of fans of his Dresden series, and the next book out will be called Skin Game. Look for it in hardcover on May 27th.

skin gameThis second one is from the prolific Terry Spear and her Jaguar shifter series. Jaguar Hunt will be released on June 3rd.

jaguar huntDeath’s Redemption, which is the second book in Marie Hall‘s Eternal Lovers series, will be released on June 3rd, as well.

death's redemptionAuthor L.J. McDonald‘s Sylph got a second chance at life when it was picked up by Amazon’s own publishing company, Montlake. The new title is The Sylph Hunter, and it will be released on March 4th.

the sylph hunterNext up is Cat Miller‘s Unbound, which is a print re-release of an e-book title from 2011. Look for it on April 1st.

unboundOn the young adult side of things, the the first book of the Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Beautiful Creatures spin-off series, Dangerous Creatures, now has a cover (not as pretty as the other books, but at least they are keeping the same theme going). Look for it on May 20th.

dangerous creaturesAnd finally for this post is the cover for the second book in Lauren Kate‘s new Teardrop series, Waterfall. It is due out next fall.

waterfallIt isn’t the best quality picture, but the cover for Waterfall is pretty. My favorite thing about the Beautiful Creatures series was the awesome covers, but the one for Dangerous Creatures falls a bit short of the mark for me. Are any of these books you are looking forward to?

New Series Alerts…

I am still working on adding series to the “101 Series to Read Before You Die” page, and it looks like Amazon has a few new pre-order titles that I will be adding to the new release pages tonight (like Shield of Winter).

On the new series front, there is only two to mention. Andrea Cremer, writing under the name A.D. Robertson, gives the adult treatment to her Nightshade series with the release of Captive. It is the first book of the Forbidden Side of Nightshade series.

captiveSynopsis…

The first adult novel set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Nightshade series, Captive delivers a steamy, forbidden romance between sworn enemies drawn together by an irrepressible desire.

Twenty-five-year-old Tristan Doran enjoys a life of incredible power and privilege. As a direct descendant of the Keepers—witches who have embraced dark magic—he defers to no one but his overlord, Lord Bosque Mar. For most of his life, Tristan has been kept out of the centuries-old Witches War, his bloodline too valuable to risk in battle.

But when a beautiful, young human Searcher named Sarah is captured and made a prisoner in his Irish castle, Tristan’s infatuation with her flings him headlong into the fray. Captive and captor, unable to contain their longing, embark on a passionate, forbidden romance together—only to learn that their love is at the heart of a prophecy predicting the downfall of the Keepers’ ages-old reign.

Captive explores the darker side of the richly imagined Nightshade universe, a fantasy world of powerful dark witches, shape-shifting wolf warriors, and fascinating history. The first of three erotic novels, Captive delves deeply into the fiery, illicit romance of two young lovers whose very desires invite their doom.

The next one is young adult. Lauren Kate, author of the Fallen books, starts her new Teardrop series this week with the release of the first book, also called Teardrop.

teardropSynopsis…

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux’s mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn’t, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn’t know Eureka’s darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.

I think I preordered Teardrop, but since I haven’t even touched the Nightshade series which is still sitting on my TBR, I doubt I will be picking up Captive for a while. Are you trying either of these new series out?

Cover Lover – 7 New Titles

It seems I haven’t been finding that many covers that catch my eye lately – or maybe things are just slow this time of year. Either way, I grabbed this first one from All Things Urban Fantasy, so many thanks. It is from the White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse will be released on July 2nd.

white trash zombie apocalypse

This next one was a surprise. For some reason, there will be a re-release of Gena Showalter‘s The Darkest Angel (Lysander and Bianka’s story), along with the story Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger. This duology will be called After Dark, and it will be released on June 25th.

after dark

Lucy Monroe continues her Children of the Moon series with the release of Warrior’s Moon on July 2nd.

warrior's moon

This fourth cover is from Vicki Lewis Thompson. Werewolf in Alaska will be released on July 2nd.

werewolf in alaska

Tes Hilaire‘s third Paladin Warrior’s series, Prince of Shadows, will be released on December 1st.

prince of shadows

Lauren Kate starts her new young adult Teardrop Trilogy this October 22nd with the release of the first book, also called Teardrop.

teardrop

And the final one for today is from Maggie Stiefvater. The second Raven Boys book, The Dream Thieves, will be released on September 17th.

the dream thieves

Which one of these is your favorite? Any you are looking forward to?

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.

From Page to Screen…The Updates

Kim recently dropped me a line to see what I had heard about the multiple deals Sherrilyn Kenyon had inked to bring her many, many series to life on the screen.  I started doing some digging…and only came up with a little post from May saying that things were progressing on The Chronicles of Nick being made into a movie, and the Dark-Hunters being adapted for television.  More info to come, apparently.  Has anyone else heard anything in the way of updates?  In the process of searching that out, however, I did find some other info.  I do get excited when I hear a book from “my” type is in some stage of hitting the silver screen (or the tv screen).  I did a post a while back that listed some of what was in store for us book/movie lovers, and there are a few new tidbits to share.

  • It looks like the planned Incarceron adaptation has been dropped…for now.  It had gotten as far as casting Taylor Lautner in the lead role, but looks like Fox has decided not to go ahead with it.  Author Catherine Fisher is still going ahead with writing a screenplay, and hopes to find a new studio for it.
  • Also seemingly in limbo is the adaptation of Karen Marie Moning‘s Fever series.  The rights were bought by Dreamworks, but I haven’t heard any news at all since last year.  Am I just behind, or has anyone else heard anything about this one?
  • Speaking of Dreamworks, it looks like it has gotten the rights to Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.  It is the first book in the Grisha Trilogy, and interest for it could be found way back last year before it was even published when Paramount was in the running for the rights.
  • It does seem like Veronica Roth‘s Divergent is one step closer to coming to a theater near you.  Neil Burger has signed on to direct, and actress Shailene Woodley will be playing Tris.
  • Actress Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in Forgotten, based on the book by Cat Patrick.  I haven’t read this one, but it does sound interesting.
  • David Slade is set to direct Matched, adapted from the book by Ally Condie.  He previously worked on Twilight: Eclipse.
  • It looks like Maggie Stiefvater‘s Shiver and Lauren Kate‘s Fallen are caught somewhere in limbo.  There has been no word in a year on either franchise after the initial rights were grabbed.
  • Kiera CassThe Selection has been in the works as a tv show for the CW for quite some time.  It turns out that after the initial pilot was not picked up by the network, it is going to be re-shot and given another chance.  There is no guarantee that it will make it this time, but the odds are better.
  • Also heading for tv is the MTV produced Unraveling from author Elizabeth Norris.  This one only recently hit the bookshelves, and there are two more books left to go.
  • Oh, and see if this one doesn’t just give you the shivers (and not the good kind).  Looks like Lionsgate is planning on milking extending the Twilight world just a little bit more.  According to reports, they are looking into ways to continue in that same world, without Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, or Taylor Lautner.  Ideas range from a direct remake (Jesus, seriously?), a spin-off featuring the wolf pack, or a tv show.  Really, let it go people.  LET.  IT.  GO.

That is about all the updates I could find.  Do you have any info that I missed?  Anything that you think will be “the next Hunger Games” (which was “the next Twilight”, and so forth)?

Cover Lover – 5 New Titles

I spent this evening on a major new release updating binge, and when I surfaced it was to find five new covers.  Didn’t think I took that long doing the updating, but ok.   The first one is a biggie…Lethal RiderLarissa Ione‘s third Lords of Deliverance is a June 1st release.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Lauren Kate‘s Fallen books have beautiful covers.  Rapture is no exception.  I have seen this image around (in fact, I used it for my own Breeds header quite a while ago), but it is still perfect for the final book in this series, due out on June 12th.

Not to be outdone is the other Lauren Kate Fallen book, Fallen in Love.  This one is a collection of short stories set in that world, due out on January 24th.

Number four is from author Donna Grant.  She is doing a spin-off series of her Dark Sword series, and the first book of the new series will be called Midnight’s Master.  Look for it on May 22nd.

And finally (this time around) is a new one from Cassie AlexanderNightshifted is the start of a new series, due out on May 22nd.

Pick of the Week…

Well, wasn’t much of a challenge to pick my weeks choice…there was only one book I had listed as coming out.  Luckily, it is one that I am interested in.  Passion is the third book from Lauren Kate‘s Fallen series.  My feelings about the series are mixed – is not nearly on the level of a young adult series like, say, The Vampire Academy, but it has me wondering what will happen next and keeps me reading.

Synopsis…

“Every single lifetime, I’ll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever.”

Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Book four, Rapture, will be out in 2012.