Cover Lover – 9 New Titles

So, the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of doing a recommendation section. It might take a while to work out, but it could be fun. I am going to get started on it maybe tonight, and then I will open it up for your favorites. I am thinking maybe a cover pic, a brief write up about what it is that makes the book great, and then a list of the rest of the books in the series. Or something like that.

On the cover front, there are a few new ones starting to make their way around. This first one is a Dark-Hunter short story collection from Sherrilyn Kenyon called Dark Bites. It is due out on January 21st.

dark bitesI had thought that the Shadowfae Chronicles series from Erica Hayes was complete, but it looks like there will be at least one more story. Demon Chained will be released in e-format on September 18th.

demon chainedAnd another series that seems to be getting a second life is the Gregori Legacy from Linda Poitevin. Sins of the Lost is due out on October 15th, also in e-format.

sins of the lostLabyrinth of Stars from Marjorie M. Liu was due out last year, but this latest Hunter Kiss book is now due out on February 25th.

labyrinth of starsJacquelyn Frank also writes under the name Jax, and it is under that name that she will re-release Hunter (previously an e-book release) on February 4th.

hunterI was starting wonder on the state of Shannon K. Butcher‘s Sentinel Wars series, since there hasn’t been much news for the last few months. But it looks like the next title will be Willing Sacrifice, and it will be released on March 4th. By the title, it really should be Torh and Grace. Hopefully.

willing sacrifice

There is another Argeneau Rogue Hunter book by Lynsay Sands coming out on February 28th, and it is called Vampire Most Wanted.

vampire most wantedAlmost there. I love the pinky-purple colors on Cole’s Redemption, which is the next book in J.D. Tyler‘s Alpha Pack series. It is due out on March 4th.

cole's redemptionAnd this final one is the cover for the mass market paperback release of the special edition of J.R. Ward‘s first Black Dagger Brotherhood book, Dark Lover. It is due out on February 25th.

dark loverWhat is your take on these? I like the Dark Lover cover – it would’ve been great if this had been the hardcover design. I am most excited for Willing Sacrifice, and even though I am a couple of books behind in this series it is one that I always enjoy.

This and That…

1346218864_cleanSooo, the Series Reading Lists section (HERE) has been updated, and I am almost finished adding the 100 or so new releases I found while working on it. After that, it will be a month-by-month check of Amazon to see what they have added to their pre-order lists, so over the next week or so the New Release Dates should be completely up to date.

Oh, and a quick question. Does anyone actually use the Completed Series list section (HERE)? I find it a bit of a pain, actually, since just when you think a series is done, a new novella or e-book is in the works. If it isn’t something people use, I will probably delete it.

While I was checking to see if there was any information about the new series coming from Ilona Andrews, I saw where Ilona and Gordon announced that next year’s Magic Breaks will be released in hardcover. They go into a bit of detail about the decision (which they are of mixed feelings about), but things were taken out of their hands. Personally, I am thrilled since I love me the hardcovers, but I do hope that there will be a re-release of the earlier titles in hardcover, as well. I wonder how long until Jeanine Frost makes the jump?

On the topic of hardcovers, the second Alpha and Omega book from Patricia Briggs, Hunting Ground, will be re-released on January 7th. That is the last one I needed to have everything switched over, so good news.

There have been quite a few titles added to the New Release Pages in the last few days (and more to come), so here is a few worth noting…

  • Stephanie Tyler will release a new e-book series starting this September. Book one will be called Redemption, and it will be out on the 16th.
  • Nalini Singh will release both of her new Psy/Changeling novella stories from the Wild Invitation compilation in e-format on November 5th. Declaration of Courtship is Cooper and Grace’s story, and Texture of Intimacy features Walker and Lara.
  • Angelfall author Susan Ee will release her second book from the Penryn and the End of Days series this November, and it will be called World After.
  • It looks like J.T. Geissinger‘s next book, Edge of Darkness, will be released on December 10th.
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout‘s new YA series with Harlequin teen called The Dark Elements, which features a half gargoyle/half demon heroine, should be good. The first full book will be called White Hot Kiss, and it is due out on December 31st.
  • Rachel Morgan #12, from author Kim Harrison, will be called The Undead Pool. Look for it on February 25th of next year.
  • Veronica Roth will release a collection of four short stories from her Divergent world called Four: A Divergent Story Collection, on February 11th.
  • There isn’t an official title as yet, but the next Argeneau Rogue Hunter book from Lynsay Sands will be hitting the shelves on March 25th.

So, that is about it. Anything to get excited about for you? I am most looking forward to Jennifer Armentrout’s new series with Harlequin Teen. She is an auto-buy for me, and I hope that this non-Entangled Publishing released series does well for her.

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

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.

kicking it

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.

deadshifted

Coming in at number three is Terminated, the next book in Rachel Caine‘s Revivalist series, which is due out on August 6th.

terminated

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.

one lucky vampire

 

Cover Lover – 2 New Titles

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.

assassin's gambit

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.

the dragon with the vampire tattoo

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.

Guest Review – Immortal Ever After

starIt 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…

immortal ever afterWhat Doug said…

Immortal Ever After: An Argeneau Novel

By

Lynsay Sands

Summary:

A kiss doesn’t mean eternity . . .

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!

Review:

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.

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

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.

immortal ever after

Karina Cooper continues her Dark Mission series with the released of One for the Wicked on April 30th.

one for the wicked

Eternal Demon is the title of the next book from Laura Wright‘s Mark of the Vampire series, due out on May 7th.

eternal demon

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.

the deepest night

Random Updates…

I have something like 70 books to add to the New Release pages, so I thought I would list a few of them here.  Or, you know, a ton of them.

  • December 18th will be the release date for the 7th Moonlight book from Nancy Gideon, called Betrayed By Shadows.
  • The third Light Blade book from Kylie Griffin will be called Allegiance Sworn.  It will be released sometime next year.
  • Sophie Jordan will start a new series next year called Uninvited.  The first book will also be called Uninvited.
  • A Taste of Ice is the title of the second Elementals book from Hanna Martine, and it will be released on December 31st.
  • The next Warriors of the Mist book from Alexis Morgan will be called Her Knight’s Quest.  It is scheduled for release on March 5th.
  • There will be a Downside Ghosts prequel e-novella from Stacia Kane releasing soon, called Finding Magic.
  • Next March, Shannon Messenger will start up a new series with the release of Let the Sky Fall.  No word yet on the series title.
  • Also coming next March will be The Collector, the first book in the Dante Valentine series from Victoria Scott.
  • The third Angelfire book from Courtney Allison Moulton will be called Shadows in the Silence, and it should be out next January 29th.
  • Nina Berry‘s second Otherkin book will be called Othermoon, and it is scheduled for release next February.
  • Looks like the Lynsay Sands Argeneau Vampire series will see another book coming out next March 26th, this one called Immortal Ever After.
  • Mating Instinct, from Katie Reus‘ Moon Shifters series, will be released on March 5th.
  • Looks like March 5th is also the release date for the next Queen Betsy book from MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Underwater.
  • The re-release of Keri Arthur‘s backlist continues with Dancing With the Devil, the first book of the Nikki and Michael series.  It will be out on February 26th.
  • Night Resurrected, the next book from Joss Ware‘s Envy Chronicles series, will be released on February 26th.
  • The pre-order link is up for the next Night Huntress book from Jeaniene Frost.  No official title has been released, as yet, but it will be hitting the shelves on February 26th.
  • Coming on February 5th is the third book from Lauren Dane‘s Bound by Magick series, Going Under.
  • The hardcover re-releases of the Black Dagger Brotherhood from J.R. Ward continues with Lover Awakened up next.  Look for it on February 5th.
  • Also coming on February 5th is A Taste of Seduction from Sylvia Day, part of her Renegade Angels series.
  • The third book of Kathy Love‘s Devilish series, Devilishly Wicked, will be released on January 29th.
  • Haunted Moon, part of Yasmine Galenorn‘s Otherworld series, will be coming out on January 29th.
  • Looks like there is some sign of things getting back on track for C.L. Wilson.  The long delayed The Winter King is now showing a release date of January 29th, 2013.
  • The third book from Heather Killough-Walden‘s new lost Angels series, Death’s Angel, will be released on December 31st.
  • Christine Feehan‘s December release will be from her Leopard series.  Leopard’s Prey will be hitting the shelves on December 24th.
  • Of Shadow Born, from Dianne Sylvan‘s Shadow World series, will be released on March 26th.
  • Next up for Vicki Pettersson‘s Celestial Blues series is The Lost, due to be released on March 19th.
  • The tentative title for the next Amanda Bonilla Shaede Assassin series book is Crave the Darkness.  Look for it on March 5th.
  • And finally, it looks like there is also going to be a re-release of Patricia Brigg‘s Alpha and Omega books in hardcover.  Cry Wolf is coming out on February 5th.

Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

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.

Random Updates

Looks like a couple of more to add to the new release pages…

  • August 28th will be the release date for the next Angie Fox book, Immortally Yours.
  • Eternal Beast, the third full story from Laura Wright‘s Mark of the Vampire series, will be coming out on August 7th.
  • New author Kira Brady will be debuting the first book of her Deadglass trilogy with the release of Hearts of Darkness, due out next August.
  • Saranna DeWylde‘s How To Lose a Demon in 10 Days is finally going to be released at the end of next August.
  • 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.
  • How to Drive a Dragon Crazy, the next story from G.A. Aiken‘s Dragon Kin series, will be hitting the shelves on September 4th.
  • Nancy Holzner‘s next Deadtown novel will be called Darklands.  It is scheduled for release on July 31st.
  • On September 25th, Susan Sizemore will be releasing a new one called Personal Demons.
  • and the next Argeneau Vampire book from Lynsay Sands now has a title and date.  The Lady is a Vamp will be out on July 31st.

Random Updates…

Looks like a few new pre-order links are up at Amazon..

  • Booo!  Looks like Once Burned, the first book from Jeaniene Frost‘s Night Prince series, has been pushed back three months.  It will now be released on June 26th.
  • Wilder, the fifth and final book from Christina Dodd‘s Chosen ones series, will be released on August 7th.
  • Lynsay Sands will release her 14th Argeneau book, as yet untitled, on July 31st.
  • Karen Marie Moning will be releasing an older story, Into the Dreaming, on hardcover on June 26th.  It was originally a story in the Tapestry anthology.
  • Looks like Karina Cooper will fire up a new series next June.  A London Affair is the first book of the St. Croix Chronicles.
  • His Dark Embrace will be a new one from Amanda Ashley, due out on June 5th.
  • September 4th is the projected release date for the next Christine Feehan Dark book, as yet untitled.  Wonder who this one will be about?