New Series Alerts

Hey all…long time no post. Let’s get things started back up after a quiet few days with a new series alert, since we have three newbies firing up this week. The first one is from Ashlyn Chase. I Dream of Dragons is the first book of her new Boston Dragons series.

i dream of dragonsSynopsis…

THE HEAT IS ON
When Rory Arish and his two fiery dragon siblings are run out of their ancestral Irish home, it seems their luck has run out-until they arrive in Boston and find a paranormal-friendly apartment building. Finally, Rory has a place to call home. There’s only one problem: Rory’s new lair has simultaneously been rented to an infuriating woman who is as stubborn as she is beautiful and will not leave ‘her’ apartment matter how steamed he may be…

AND SPARKS FLY
Amber McNally is a down-on-her-luck flight attendant. She needs this apartment, and not even a fire-breathing dragon with his Irish charm and scorching good looks is going to scare her away. Holing up in their respective corners, a battle of wills ensues. Who will be the first to blink…or give in to their off-the-charts chemistry and decide to make this unorthodox living arrangement a little more permanent?

This second one is an e-book series from Amber Lynn Natusch. From the Ashes is the first book of the Forces of Nature series.

from the ashesSynopsis…

Piper Jones can’t catch a break.

After a lifetime of animosity and indifference from the supernatural community, she thought she’d finally found a home with the vampire king’s enforcers. Then the dark and mysterious Merc walks into her life, and it takes a disastrous turn for the worse.

Now under attack by enemies both known and unknown, Piper has little choice but to flee her refuge—and start over in a place few vampires ever go. Rural Alaska seemed to fit the bill, except for Knox and his crew of werewolves. The pack shares a connection with Piper that few of them can explain, and none of them can escape. With time running out for answers, Piper must fight the demons of her past to ensure her future—or die trying.

And the final one is the new young adult release from Richelle Mead. The Glittering Court is the first book of the series of the same name.

the glittering courtSynopsis…

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together, they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first, as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and later, when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands. . . .

So, that sums things up for this week. Are you checking any of these out?

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8 thoughts on “New Series Alerts

  1. Samantha says:

    I received an early ARC from the publisher of I DREAM OF DRAGONS and was so disappointed. I asked to recuse myself from the review. It is rare that I am unable to write anything about a book but in this case something was off with the writing. The author tried for humour but she tried too hard.there were so many different types of supernatural characters introduced including leprachans it made your head spin. And the characters emotional levels were that of a five year old. I had a difficult time finishing the book and in the end it was better not to write a review than post a review that was going to reflect so negatively on the writing and the story. It is rare that I do that but I just couldn’t go on!

    • kaleigha says:

      It actually was kind of you to put that much effort in – a lot of people would just rip the book apart without a thought or a care for the author.

      • Samantha says:

        I won’t do that . The author, in most cases, worked hard. It is their life and income, and who am I to destroy someone’s dreams and hope. Those that rip apart a book or the author are usually hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet and don’t care who they hurt. 99.9% of reviewers today are not professional or trained to write , and in this I don’t think they should try to destroy an author. Although I read about several books that were plagiarized by someone calling themself an author..in this case, I think payback is required….. Lol

        • kaleigha says:

          There have been a few cases, and it always makes me wonder how anyone believes that they can get away with it in this day and age. They deserve what they get.

  2. pals20 says:

    Aww, that’s disappointing… I Dream of Dragons was the only one whose blurb sounded worth a try. With the other two books, I got a luuuurve triangle vibe which I am so. done. with.

  3. Crystal says:

    You know though, if no one ever leaves a bad review, how is one supposed to tell if a book will meet their expectations (or in this case, set their teeth on edge)? I tried an earlier series by her and found the humor more irritating than actually funny so am avoiding, no matter how tempting the blurbs/descriptions may be.

    My money/time has value too.

    • kaleigha says:

      I used to do some reviews, but I found that when I truly couldn’t stand a book I couldn’t be objective enough to leave a fair review. When I didn’t like anything at all, I thought I sounded like I was just being bitchy so I tended to not review those ones. I like a balance of “I liked this, but I didn’t like this”, but when it was all “I didn’t like this, or this…or this” it came off as too harsh.

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