Cover Lover – 5 New Titles

Man, today seemed like a long, long day. I was feeling too lazy to do much, but a quick browse of Goodreads and Amazon dug up 5 new covers, so…

This first one is the much anticipated next book in Kim Harrison‘s Rachel Morgan series, The Undead Pool. It is due out on February 25th.

the undead poolThe next one is from Ashlyn Chase. Kissing With Fangs is the third book of her Flirting with Fangs trilogy, and it is due out on March 4th.

kissing with fangsJuly 1st is the release date for Vampire Trouble, the second book in Sara Humphreys‘ Dead in the City series.

vampire troubleFor some reason, I had forgotten that Robin D. Owens was starting up a new series. Ghost Seer is the first book of the Ghost Seer series, and it is due out on April 1st.

the ghost seerAnd this final one for today is YA. Divided, by author Elsie Chapman, is the sequel to Dualed, and it will be available on May 27th.

dividedI wasn’t too blown away with either Vampire Trouble or Kissing with Fangs (it looks unfinished), but I thought the other three covers were very good. Which out of this batch is your favorite?

New Release Dates…

I have been pretty up to date on the new release pages lately (there were times that I was behind by well over 150), and there will be a few more added over this coming week. There are a few that I have been looking forward to…

  • The next Alexandra Ivy Guardians of Eternity book, Hunt the Darkness, will be released on June 3rd.
  • The next Angels of Darkness book from Gena Showalter will be called Burning Dawn, and it will be Thane’s story. It is due out on April 29th. On a side note, it looks like there will just one more book each in the Alien Huntress series and its spin-off Otherworld Assassin series. No word yet on release dates, however.
  • The final book in Cassandra Clare‘s the Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire, will be released on May 27th.
  • There are a couple of new Dark Kings books from Donna Grant coming out in 2014. Darkest Flame will be out on April 29th, and Fire Rising will follow on June 3rd.
  • There won’t be much time to wait between Belladonna Agency books from Virna De Paul. Turned will be released on April 1st, Awakened on April 29th, and Revealed sill hit the shelves on May 27th.
  • There is a new series coming from Kristen Painter. The Crescent City series, which will be set in the same world as her House of Comarre books, will start on May 13th with the release House of the Rising Sun.
  • Charley Davidson #6, written by Darynda Jones, will be called Sixth Grave on the Edge. It is due out on May 20th.
  • The third Julie Kagawa Blood of Eden book, The Forever Song, will be released on April 29th.
  • Bloodshifted, the next book in Cassie Alexander‘s Edie Spence series, is due out on July 1st.
  • Caris Roane‘s next Men in Chains book, Chains of Darkness, will also be released on July 1st.
  • There is a bit of a wait for the next Bloodlines book from Richelle Mead. Silver Shadows is due out next August.
  • August is also when the next Chicagoland Vampires book from Chloe Neill is due out. It is called Blood Games.
  • Apparently there is another Laurell K. Hamilton Meredith Gentry book coming your way. A Shiver of Light is due out next June.
  • Born of Fury from Sherrilyn Kenyon was due out earlier this year, but things got a bit wonky and it was pushed back indefinitely. Turns out the new release date is July 1st of next year.
  • Rebel is the title of the next book from Cheryl Brooks‘ Cat Star Chronicles series, and it will be available on July 1st.
  • Vampire Trouble is the next title in Sara Humphreys‘ Dead in the City series, and it is due out on July 1st.
  • Elizabeth Staab‘s next chronicles of Yavn book, Hunter by Night, will be released on June 1st.
  • It looks like Terry Spears‘ next Jaguar Shifter book will be called Jaguar Hunt, and it is due out on June 3rd.
  • The third book in the Celestial Blues series from Vicki Pettersson, The Given, will be released on May 27th.
  • A couple of posts ago, I mentioned that there is a Beautiful Creatures spin-off series from Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl due out next year. It looks like the first book, Dangerous Creatures, is showing as a May 27th release on Amazon.
  • and Kerrelyn Sparks will release a new book on April 29th called How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying).

Are any of these on your must-buy list? I know there are a few that will be heading my way.

New Series Alerts

Just a quick post to spotlight this week’s new series. There are two making their debut, the first of which comes from Dani Harper. I enjoy her wolf changeling series, but this new one called Grim seems to focus on magic and warriors. The first book is called Storm Warrior.

storm warriorSynopsis…

Enslaved for millennia by the masters of the Welsh faery realm, the fierce Celtic warrior Rhys is doomed to wander the earth forever. But when a brave beauty unwittingly breaks the enchantment, he is drawn into a strange new world…and an all-consuming desire.

Sensible Morgan doesn’t believe in magic—until a mysterious being saves her from a fate worse than death, and life as she knows it changes forever. Now the man of her dreams has become flesh and blood, igniting a spark in Morgan’s soul which science cannot explain. But even a love that transcends time may not be strong enough to withstand the power of an ancient curse.

And the second one is from Sara Humphreys. Tall, Dark and Vampire is the first book of the Dead in the City series.

tall dark and vampireSynopsis…

The last person Olivia Hollingsworth expected to see at her Greenwich Village vampire club was her one true love, Doug Paxton—whom she believed to be dead for centuries. Olivia thought she had moved on, but when Doug reappears, her heart knows she’d rather die than lose him again.

Ever since Doug can remember, a red-haired siren has haunted his dreams. He never thought she could be real until he goes to investigate a murder at Olivia’s night club. However, as the bodies keep piling up at her feet, he must fight to prove her innocence—even if it costs him his life…

Both of these authors have previous series under their belt. Have you tried them, and if you did what did you think?

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

Only four newbies for today, two adult and two young adult.  These first two are from Sara HumphreysUnclaimed is the upcoming 5th Amoveo Legend book, due out next year.

The second Sara Humphreys book, Tall, Dark and Vampire, will be released on August 6th.

The first young adult title comes from Karsten KnightAfterglow is the third and final book in the Wildefire series, due out next year.

This final one is from a new series from Eve SilverRush is the first book of The Game series, due out on June 11th.

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

Ok, I am pretty sure no one who reads this blog is going to be surprised that I love covers.  I get a total fangirl moment when I see a beautiful cover.  Hell, that is pretty much what started me reading young adult – I had to have those pretties on my shelf (I only decided that I actually liked the books later).  But things have been mighty slow cover wise lately, some have been decent, some pretty good, but none that have really jumped out at me.  That is pretty much why there haven’t been as many Cover Lover posts lately…I saw what was out there and thought, “eh”.  So, in the spirit of trying to get back into things, here are four more covers…the first two of which came from Nefertari.  Thanks again.

I like the direction the covers for Vicki Pettersson‘s Celestial Blues series is going.  Retro and fun.  Book two is called The Lost, and it is due out on March 19th.

I had seen this second one around for a couple of weeks, but I didn’t think it was finished yet.  A blurb or quote or something on the top would have finished up Jenna Black‘s Rogue Descendant nicely.  Look for it on April 30th.

Aimee Agresti‘s second Gilded Wings novel has a cover.  Infatuate will be released on March 5th.

And the final one for this post is from Sara Humphreys.  Her Amoveo Legend series continues with the release of Undone on May 1st.

Cover Lover – 9 New Titles

A new batch of updating means a new batch of discovered covers.  There is sort of a mixed bag this go round, too.  This first one has been out for a while, but I just noticed it.  Ashes of Honor is the 6th book in Seanan McGuire‘s October Daye series, due out on September 4th.

This next one comes from author Wendy Delsol and her Stork series.  Flock is the third book of the trilogy, due out on September 11th.

Number three is also from the young adult world.  Fragile Darkness is the third book in the Midnight Dragonfly series from Ellie James, and it should be released on November 27th.

I thought this one was kinda fun.  Incarnation is the first book from Emma Cornwall, due out on September 18th.

I am looking very forward to this one.  Mate Claimed, from Jennifer Ashley, will be shifter Alpha Eric’s story.  It will be out on October 2nd.

I was surprised that there is nothing about this upcoming series over on Goodreads.  Susannah Sandlin starts her new Penton Legacy series this June 19th with the release of Redemption.

Meh, this isn’t the best quality, but it will do until I track down a better version.  The third book from Sara Humphreys‘ Amoveo Legend series will be called Untamed, and will be released on November 1st.

Lydia Dare continues her Westfield Wolves series with the release of Wolfishly Yours, due out on November 1st.

And finally, the third book from Donna Grant‘s new Dark Warriors series (a spin-off series from her Dark Warriors books), will be called Midnight’s Seduction.  This one is due out on October 30th.

Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

Still waiting for Once Burned and a (hopefully) new Lover Reborn, but I did manage to track down a couple of others, anyhow.  The cover and excerpt are out at Shelly Laurenston‘s site for her next Pride book, Bear Meets Girl.  It is the seventh book of the series, due out on March 27th.

Nicole Peeler‘s next Jane True book, Tempest’s Fury, will only be out next July, but the cover has started making the rounds now.

Hm, pretty.  Sara Humphreys‘ second print book from her Amoveo Legacy series will be called Untouched.  She has upped the cover for the April 1st release on her site.

I haven’t found much out about this one yet, other than Coveted is the first book for author Shawntelle Madison, due out on April 24th.

One…two…three models.  Ah.  Got it.  Goddess in the Middle is the third book from Stephanie Julian‘s Forgotten Goddesses series, due out in the middle of next year.

And finally, from the world of YA, comes the first book from author Brodi Ashton.  Everneath is the start of what sounds to be an interesting series, due out on January 24th.

New Series Alerts…

Another Monday, another couple of new series to highlight.  Or, rather, a couple new series, and one return to the beginning.  October 1st sees the start of the print run for Sara Humphreys‘ Amoveo Legacy with the release of Unleashed.

Synopsis…

A fresh, exciting take on shape-shifters, which is one of the hottest areas of paranormal romance, this debut was originally self-published in a limited edition and was a word-of-mouth sensation for booksellers in a major national book chain.

The acclaimed and highly original world-building of Sara Taney Humphreys introduces the Amoveo race– beautiful, strong shape-shifters who live secretly among humans and are threatened by outside forces as well as enemies from within. After endless searching, Malcolm has found his mate, Samantha, but she doesn’t know who she really is and won’t believe it when he tells her…

It will be followed by Untouched on April 1st.

New series number two is a nice change from the weres and vamps.  The Goblin King is the first book from Shona Husk‘s Goblin series, starting on October 1st.

Synopsis…

Cursed by a Druid millennia ago, Roan lives a bleak existence in the Shadowlands, desperately trying to retain his soul and not succumb to the goblin horde. When a beautiful human summons him to grant a wish, he sees a glimmer of hope. But will she ever agree to be his queen?

There will be at least two more books – Kiss of the Goblin Prince, and For the Love of a Goblin Warrior.

Been waiting to get my hands on this one for a while.  A Touch of Crimson is the new one from Sylvia Day, featuring a whole crew of powerful, deadly Renegade Angels.

Synopsis…

Adrian Mitchell is an angel of immense power and insatiable desire. Leading an elite Special Ops unit of the Seraphim, his task is to punish the Fallen—angels who have become vampires—and command a restless pack of indentured lycans.

But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals—losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her—Shadoe, her soul once more inhabiting a new body with no memory of him. Only this time he won’t let her go.

With no memory of her past as Shadoe, Lindsay Gibson only knows she can’t help being fiercely attracted to the smoldering, seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay is soon caught in the middle between her angel lover, her vampire father, and a full-blown lycan revolt. There’s more at stake than her love and her life—this time she could lose her very soul…

Look for the follow-up, A Hunger So Wild, early next year.

And finally, J.R. Ward‘s early Black Dagger Brotherhood books are in the process of being re-released in hardcover Collector’s Edition format, starting with the book that started it all, Dark Lover.  I was so hoping for this to happen, so this makes me a happy, happy girl.

Synopsis…

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing their enemies-the lessers-more than Wrath, the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed, leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate, Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

More Random Updates…

Just a few more general updates.  Nothing earth shattering, just some odds and ends I stumbled across…

  • The as of now titled Jeaniene Frost book #9,the  first book in the Night Huntress spin-off series featuring Vlad, now has a release date of March 27th.  It will be the first of at least two books in the Night Prince series from Jeaniene Frost.
  • Lynn Viehl will return to her Darkyn series with the release of Nightborn, due out on March 6th.
  • Some of the older works of Alexandra Ivy, written under the name of Debbie Raleigh, will be re-released in the coming year.  The first is called My Lord Vampire, due out  on March 6th.
  • The next book in Angela Knight‘s Mageverse series will be called Master of Darkness.  No release date available as yet.
  • Darkness Awakening is the tentative title for the second book in the upcoming Devyn Quinn Vampire Armageddon series.  Book one, Darkness Descending, comes out in early August.
  • Sometime in 2012, the second book of the upcoming Rachel Vincent Unbound series will be released, this one titled Shadow Bound.  It will follow Blood Bound, due out at the end of August.
  • The first book of the Vampire Academy spin off series from Richelle Mead, Bloodlines,  hasn’t been released yet, but there now a title for the second book.  The Golden Lily will continue the story of the Alchemist Sydney, and hopefully Adrian.  Ah, Adrian.
  • I know there are a lot of fans of the Meljean Brook Iron Seas series, and it looks like it will continue on through at least 2013.  Riveted, book three, will be out late 2012, and be followed by two more the following year.
  • Books 4, 5, and 6 of L.J. McDonald‘s Sylph series are looking for a publisher, and apparently a deal is close to being finalized.  No word on release dates yet for them, titled The Sylph Hunter, War of the Sylphs, and Door to the Sylphs.
  • Keri Arthur‘s upcoming Dark Angels series will now have at least three titles.  Darkness Devours is the tentative title of the third book, scheduled for early 2012.
  • Untouched is the second title in the re-release of the Amoveo series from Sara Humphreys.  Book one, Unleashed, is due out in October.
  • and Zoe Archer‘s Hellraisers books now have titles.  Devil’s Kiss, due out this December, will be followed by Demon’s Bride and Sinner’s Heart in 2012.