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.
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.
Coming in at number three is Terminated, the next book in Rachel Caine‘s Revivalist series, which is due out on August 6th.
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.
I don’t actually have a pick of the week for today, so instead it looks like a cover lover post will have to do instead. Not sure what rock I have been under, but this first one slipped totally under my radar. Amy Raby will release Assassin’s Gambit, the first book of her Hearts and Thrones series, on April 2nd. From the blurb, I got a Throne of Glass vibe from this one, which sounds interesting.
This second one is from Kerrelyn Sparks (who I am still getting mixed up with Lynsay Sands. Lord). Anyways, The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo will be released on August 27th.
I like the look of both of these. I must admit, I hadn’t heard of Amy Raby’s new series at all – not sure how I missed it, either.
It seems like Doug Meeks used his magic connections to somehow get his hands on an early copy of the upcoming Lynsay Sands‘ Argeneau novel, Immortal Ever After. This one has an official publication date of February 26th, and it is actually the eighteenth story in the series. I didn’t realize that there were that many stories out already. Now I just have to stop mixing up Lynsay Sands and Kerrelyn Sparks, which is another New Year’s resolution…
Valerie Moyer doesn’t believe in vampires—until she is kidnapped by a fanged psychopath! After escaping her bloodthirsty captor, she’s through with creatures of the night, until she finds herself under the protection of the darkly handsome Anders. Not only is she expected to accept that Anders is immortal, but also that she is the woman destined to be his life mate!
. . . Or does it?
Anders felt a connection to Valerie from the moment he cradled her bruised body in his arms. But before he claims her, he must destroy the vampire who almost stole her from him forever. His job would be easier if Valerie didn’t fight him every step of the way. Still, Anders loves a challenge, and the green-eyed beauty is worth fighting for!
I have read this series since book #1 and have loved all of them (some more than others) and this story takes us back closer to the “old” books but with a bit of the Rouge Hunter theme thrown in since the heroine Valerie has to be rescued by the Enforcers headed up by the Argeneau men. Anders was introduced to us several books back and has pretty much always been the strong silent type, well its his turn so enjoy. The story is great and the action while good unfortunately is a wee bit predictable. You have at least 2 major “Don’t go in there!!” moments when you know something bad is coming and they go anyway. While I continue to enjoy this series I am beginning to wonder if Ms Sands is running out of ideas, she has been a major creative force but this book seemed to reflect back on a few of the other books IMHO. I give this one 4 Stars maybe a bit more since I did enjoy it in spite of the passionate but lukewarm romance (I know that sounds odd but you have to read it) but I am concerned about the future of the series.
I have only read a couple of anthology novellas from this series, and for some reason I just couldn’t get into it. I think it is something that I need to take the plunge and read a full book, but I just never seemed to actually get there.
Just a quick little cover post for today. This first one has been making the rounds lately, but I of course missed it for yesterday’s post. Immortal Ever After is the next book in Lynsay Sands‘ Argeneau series, due out on February 26th. I am not feeling the top black shadow section – seems like another bad photoshop jobbie.
Karina Cooper continues her Dark Mission series with the released of One for the Wicked on April 30th.
Eternal Demon is the title of the next book from Laura Wright‘s Mark of the Vampire series, due out on May 7th.
Now, I am a bit sketchy on the details for this next one. I do believe that The Deepest Night is the follow-up to Shana Abe‘s upcoming Young Adult Drakon spin-off book, The Sweetest Dark. The covers and titles seem to have a theme going, but info has been a bit hard to find on this newish series.
As usual, I nabbed a couple of these from All Things Urban Fantasy, so many thanks. Might as well start with a beauty, to counteract the beast that I will post last. Keri Arthur posted the cover for Darkness Hunts, the fourth book in her Dark Angels series, due out on November 6th. All of the covers for this series have been great, and this one is probably my favorite of them so far.
Next up is one I just heard of last night. Dark Star, from Bethany Frenette, seems like a fun take on superheroes and superpowers. This one is due out on October 23rd.
Wolf at the Door, part of the Jesse James Dawson series from K.A. Stewart, looks interesting. It is scheduled for release on August 7th.
Lynsay Sands continues her fun Argeneau Vampire series with the release of The Lady is a Vamp. This one is due out on July 31st.
This is a series I have always been meaning to get into, but never quite managed it. Night Forbidden is the fifth book of Joss Ware‘s The Envy Chronicles, due out on July 31st.
Now. Good Lord, this is one ugly beast of a cover. Even after the debacle that was Dark Predator, the Carpathians are still my guilty pleasure, but the cover for Christine Feehan‘s upcoming Dark Storm is not the way to get back into my good graces. I have no idea what they were going for here – must be the same people who butchered Nalini Singh’s Tangle of Need cover by trying to get all artsy. This one will land on the shelves on September 4th.
Soul Trade will be the next one from Caitlin Kittredge, due out next August.
Also coming next August is Love on the Run from Katharine Kerr. Not sure if this is connected to any of her ongoing series, however.
There is a bit of a delay in the Kate Daniels world. Ilona Andrews has had to push back the release of Gunmetal Magic, Andrea’s first book, until the end of next July. Looks like everything else is on schedule, though.
Another Tuesday, another pick of the week. There were a couple that I was looking forward to this time around, like The Real Werewives of Vampire County (for the Alexandra Ivy Guardians of Eternity story), and Jacquelyn Frank‘s Adam. But this week, I had to go with my Bones love. The Bite Before Christmas is a duology featuring Jeaniene Frost (with a Night Huntress story), and Lynsay Sands (with an Argeneau story).
In Lynsay Sands’ “The Gift,” Katricia Argeneau knows grey-eyed cop Teddy Brunswick is her life mate. She just needs to convince him they belong together, and being snowbound in a secluded cabin will make this a Christmas neither will forget.
It’s “Home for the Holidays” in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. Cat and Bones may long to wrap presents and set up a tree, but this Christmas, an evil vampire and long-buried family secrets will threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer.
Aaand, that reminds me that I am now three Cat and Bones stories behind.
People have been so good about trying to keep me updated on the many, many things I miss that I thought I would put a few of them here.
Both May and Amber gave me the heads up that Lynsay Sands next one, Under a Vampire Moon, has changed both from hardcover to paperback, and also changed release date to sometime in March/April.
Jemma Hagerman said that G.A. Aiken is listing another Dragon Kin book, this one called How To Drive a Dragon Crazy, for release next year. I remember that her last one was originally called that before becoming The Dragon Who Loved Me.
Amber and Leah found some info on the upcoming Thea Harrison Elder Races e-book. True Colors, #3.5 for the series, will feature a hero who has literally only been mentioned once within the series as a whole. His name is Gideon Riehl, and he works just below the Sentinels for Dragos. His heroine is an as-yet unknown character named Alice.