New Series Alerts…

How is the holiday season treating everyone so far? Hard to believe there is only a couple of days left in 2013 – where does the time go? On the other hand, it seems like forever since I did a new series post, for some strange reason.

Three of this week’s new series were part of a giveaway I did for December, so they have already been mentioned before, but I guess it doesn’t hurt to give them another shout out. Add in a NA (New Adult) title, and we have a few newbies to look forward to. I love Alexandra Ivy‘s Guardians of Eternity series, and I have high hopes for her new Sentinels books, too. Book one is called Born in Blood.

born in bloodSynopsis…

Sergeant Duncan O’Conner has seen it all before. A beautiful erotic dancer is found murdered in her home—no suspect, no motive. But there’s one clue: she’s missing her heart. It’s enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro—one of the dead-channeling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It’s a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desperate measures.

Unlike the other “high-bloods” in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer’s final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls. A ravenous force that will put Callie’s skills to the test, O’Conner’s career at risk, and both their hearts on the line…literally.

This next one is from Lisa Shearin. The Grendel Affair is the first book of the SPI series.

the grendel affairSynopsis…

When I moved to New York to become a world famous journalist, I never imagined that snagging a job at a seedy tabloid would change my career path from trashy reporter to undercover agent. I’m Makenna Fraser, a Seer for SPI. I can see through any disguise, shield, or spell that a paranormal pest can come up with. I track down creatures and my partner, Ian Byrne, takes them out—usually saving my skin in the process.

Our cases are generally pretty routine, but a sickle-wielding serial killer has been prowling the city’s subway tunnels. And the murderer’s not human. The fiend in question, a descendant of Grendel—yes, that Grendel—shares his ancestor’s hatred of parties, revelry, and drunkards. And with New Year’s Eve in Times Square only two days away, we need to bag him quickly. Because if we don’t find him—and the organization behind him—by midnight, our secret’s out and everyone’s time is up.

Christine Warren‘s new series featuring Gargoyles starts up this week, too. Book one is Heart of Stone.

heart of stoneSynopsis…

Kees is a gargoyle, one of a group of supernatural guardians created to protect the world from the seven demons of the Dark. In an earlier age, he and his brother warriors defeated creatures and banished them. With their duty done, the guardians settled in to sleep until a new threat arose. So why on earth would he awaken to nothing more than a small female woman?

Gargoyles are the strike force of demons, but Kees cannot see the threat. It certainly isn’t coming from Ella, but something about her must have woken him from his sleep. She must be the key to uncovering his new mission. With her by his side, he begins to unravel of trail of clues that leads to only one conclusion: somehow, the portals he and his brothers had thought were sealed have begun to open.

This last one is a New Adult e-book series from Jus Accardo. Ruined is the title of the first book in The Eternal Balance series.

ruinedSynopsis…

Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world’s first murderer, he’s plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it’s killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can’t outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she’s thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she’s been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax’s control over his darkness, but running isn’t an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.

So, which of these will be heading home with you? I have Born in Blood and Heart of Stone in the mail now, and looking forward to both of them. I haven’t read anything other than their main series from either author (The Guardians and The Others, respectively), so it will be interesting to see something totally different from them.

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5 thoughts on “New Series Alerts…

  1. Douglas C. Meeks says:

    Normally I send these reviews to Kaleigha but this one is short enough just to stick here, I did enjoy Born in Blood a LOT:

    This was a great book so let me get that out of the way up front. The writing was good, the characters were done well, and the plot was engaging and not predictable.

    Duncan has been almost obsessed with Callie ever since he first met her and this results in the basis for the romantic part of this story. Callie is equally interested in Duncan but is a bit resistant to his uber-male persona.

    They both have secrets they are not rushing to share but as always, everything will come out.

    So we have the “couple” and we have the “big evil thing” (which has a surprise or two) and she does a great job of letting you know who the next two couples will most likely be and you will like it.

    This is a romantic thriller at heart and it does keep you in suspense since this is book #1 you don’t know who she might kill off.

    Bottom Line: Great story, amazing characters, world building slipped into the story in such a way you don’t feel it and a great ending. What more can you ask for ? (other than book #2.soon as possible) I gave it 5 Stars and it is NOT a short book , around 400 pages.

  2. Amber Hughes says:

    I have Born in Blood ordered. Great to read Doug’s review! I haven’t read her other series yet, but I do have some of them that I got when Border’s was closing. Yep, still haven’t gotten to them 😦 I actually purchased the ebook of this one because Amazon had a short time discount on it. I thought I’d read this one first because it’s one book vs. ALL the others on the bookshelf. Haha!

    I also just got Christine’s book in the mail today and I’m eventually going to get “Ruined” as well 🙂

  3. Charry says:

    I just finished The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin. I really enjoyed it. There was a bit of humor and nonstop action. It was a very good start to the series. The main character, Mac is smart and courageous but no super woman, so feels relatable to the reader. She does have the gift of “seeing” through veils and disguises which is valuable to her job and the story. Shearin does a good job in describing the creepy crawlies and desperate situations that Mac finds herself in. One of the best parts is that Mac is no victim. She chooses the situations with her eyes wide opened even though she feels like she’s not prepared. The were very tentative romantic undertones, but this was definitely more urban fantasy than romance. There was enough substance to the background of the characters and unresolved plot lines to lead to many more books in this series.

    • kaleigha says:

      I am glad you liked it…it wasn’t one I was thinking of starting, since I am trying to make myself finish up some of my older series before I start any new authors. But now I just might have to give it a shot.

      On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 5:14 AM, Wicked Scribes

      • Douglas C. Meeks says:

        Everybody I have talked top about The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin has loved it and given it high praise, I might have to buy a copy for myself if I can find the time to read it with my review backlog.

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