I just wanted to give a heads up to anyone who has been thinking of adding to their paperback collections that The Book Outlet has in quite a few titles from Lynsay Sands, Kerrelyn Sparks, and Karina Cooper on sale for around $2.49 (give or take). There are a lot of other authors, too, but I noticed a big influx of titles from these three. It is a great way to pick up a few books that you might be missing.
For some reason (er, laziness? old age?) I had missed a few new releases for May. None of them were “biggies”, but there were some e-books that I added yesterday that might interest you. As for the other months…
- the preorder links are up now for Jeaniene Frost‘s third Night Prince book, Bound by Flames. Look for it on January 27th.
- March 1st is the release date for Bec McMaster‘s Of Silk and Steam.
- March 1st is also the date for Vampires Never Cry Wolf from Sarah Humphreys. It is part of her Dead in the City series.
- There will be an as-yet unnamed Lynsay Sands book coming our way on February 24th.
- Originally, the next Chronicles of Nick from Sherrilyn Kenyon was listed as having the title Defiant, which totally broke with the “I” precedent. The new listing shows it as being called Instinct, still for release on March 31st.
- Kristen Simmons‘ next book, The Glass Arrow, will be out on February 10th.
- The third and final book from Jessica Brody‘s Unremembered series, Unchanged, is due out on February 24th.
- Rosamund Hodge will follow-up her recent Cruel Beauty with another fairy tale retelling, this time focusing on Little Red Riding Hood. Crimson Bound is due out next year.
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.
I 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.
Labyrinth of Stars from Marjorie M. Liu was due out last year, but this latest Hunter Kiss book is now due out on February 25th.
Jacquelyn 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.
I 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.
There is another Argeneau Rogue Hunter book by Lynsay Sands coming out on February 28th, and it is called Vampire Most Wanted.
And 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.
What 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.
Sooo, 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.
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…
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!
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.
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.
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.