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.
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.
Lucy Monroe continues her Children of the Moon series with the release of Warrior’s Moon on July 2nd.
This fourth cover is from Vicki Lewis Thompson. Werewolf in Alaska will be released on July 2nd.
Tes Hilaire‘s third Paladin Warrior’s series, Prince of Shadows, will be released on December 1st.
Lauren Kate starts her new young adult Teardrop Trilogy this October 22nd with the release of the first book, also called 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.
Which one of these is your favorite? Any you are looking forward to?
As 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.
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.
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 Cass‘ The 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)?
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 Rider. Larissa 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 otherLauren 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 Alexander. Nightshifted is the start of a new series, due out on May 22nd.
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.
“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.
I know this is a YA release, but I have been following the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. She has upped the cover for the third book, Passion, due out on June 14th. Pretty, but not quite as striking as the first two, for me at least.