New Series Alerts

Howdy, all. Seems like my posting has been pretty scarce lately, but there are a few new covers and whatnot to highlight, a few blurbs to look at, and some new release dates to discuss, but that will all have to wait until after we look at the new series starting up this week.

The first one comes from Lara Adrian, and it from her Midnight Breed spin-off series, Hunter Legacy. Book one is called Born of Darkness.

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As a former assassin in the Hunter program, Asher is one of a small group of Gen One Breed vampires who survived the horrors of a madman’s laboratory and the cruelty of the training that made him one of the most lethal beings in existence.

Now, twenty years after his escape from those hellish origins, Ash is a loner whose heart is as cold as his skills are lethal. But when a beautiful, secretive young woman on the run from dangerous enemies crosses his path in the middle of a dark night in the desert outside Las Vegas, Ash is drawn into a deadly game where trust can be an illusion and love may be the sharpest weapon of all.

And the second one comes from Shelly Laurenston. Hot and Badgered is the first book of her new Honey Badgers series, and I for one can’t wait. I loved the badgers in their few previous appearances in The Pride series, so this should be good. It is also my pick of the week, just because.

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It’s not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn’s hotel balcony. Definitely they don’t usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she’s gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she’s a honey badger shifter, it’s too late.

Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again, and won’t even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she’s not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait. He’s trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He’s cute enough that she just might let him tag along—that is, if he can keep up.

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New Series Alert

After a pretty epic book hangover from last week, this week is a little easier to manage (still finishing up the last of my “big three” from last week, and they were all awesome). But debuting tomorrow is the first book of a new series from Rhenna Morgan, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on Guardian’s Bond as an ARC. This one caught my eye when I first saw the listing for it a few months back, and I am happy to say that I quite enjoyed it. I will definitely be picking up the next one (whenever that might be released).

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For decades, he’s been alone.
Now, she’s here. His fated mate.
His to win. To protect.
To provide for and pleasure.

Priest Rahandras has lived with the darkness trapped inside himself for years. Betrayed by his own brother and forced to watch his clan’s brutal annihilation, the only thing Priest wants more than to escape the curse that haunts him—as both man and beast—is to rebuild.

Until the mate he’s longed for walks into his life with an elder from his past. She’s everything he’s wished for, and the key to the clan’s very survival.

Kateri Falsen is a woman of logic and facts. While Priest’s cat can sense her arousal, telling her they’re fated won’t be enough. He’ll have to show her his love: with his words, with his actions, and with his body.

Protecting Kateri from the evil trapped inside him is paramount. But when lost clan members are systematically murdered, he’ll have to choose between exposing his mate to his black magic, or risking her as the next victim.

Will you be giving this new series a shot? Have you read any of Rhenna Morgan’s other works, and if so, what did you think?

New Series Alert

Well, if any of you are like me, you are half excited for and half dreading tomorrow. Also known as my yearly “too many great books day”. I mean, really? Must three of my top series all have their once-a-year (or two) releases on the same day? Really? Anyways, there is more than just the big three coming out tomorrow, and one of them is from Ashlyn Chase. Hooked on a Phoenix is the first book of her new Phoenix Brothers series.

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Misty Carlisle works as a bank teller in Boston’s financial district. She’s had more rotten luck in her life than most, except when her childhood crush shows up to cash his paycheck. Then her heart races and her mouth goes dry.

Gabe Fierro is a firefighter―and a phoenix. Like his brothers, his biggest challenge is finding a woman open-minded enough to accept a shapeshifter into her life. When his boyhood friend asks him to watch over his little sister Misty, he reluctantly agrees. But when the bank where she works gets held up, Gabe does everything he can to protect her. The two of them end up locked in the bank’s vault…where things get steamier than either of them ever imagined.

This one sounds like it could be fun. You know, after the “big three”. Ugh.

New Series Alerts

My days are all mixed up for some reason, and I almost forgot to make a new series alert post. Must be getting old. There are two to take a look at this week, and the first one comes from Shannon Mayer. Witch’s Reign is the first book of the Desert Cursed series.

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I am cursed by the desert I was born in, and now I wander the space between the Walls meant to hold my kind-the supernatural kind- in.

If I can find a way out, if I can find a way to escape, perhaps I can outrun this curse. But that means passing through the Ice Witch’s realm-something no one has returned from.

But life has a funny way of changing directions on you. A freak accident. A child in danger. And a damn Warlock named Merlin who thinks he can manipulate me.

It looks like I’m about to start a journey I never planned on, to face a Witch who has never been challenged, in an attempt to survive a storm of magic, danger, and trickery.

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And the second newbie is one I have mentioned before. Maria Vale starts her new Legend of All Wolves series tomorrow with the release of The Last Wolf.

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For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild. Silver Nilsdottir is a lone runt with a crippled leg, facing a life of endless submission in the Pack.

Then Tiberius Leveraux stumbles wounded into their territory with a plea for protection. If Silver is to make a real place for herself, she must fight for Tiberius—her only chance at ever having a mate. And in the end, she is forced to shield all of them—the Pack, the land, and the man she loves—from ancient enemies.

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Will you be picking up either of these? I have The Last Wolf on preorder, but Shannon Mayer is still on my “one day” list. The long, long one day list.

New Series Alerts

Well, I have been looking forward to this one for a while now. Of all of Christine Feehan‘s series, the books set in Sea Haven have become my favorites over the years (even though they have been getting progressively more tortured hero/heroine as they have gone on). That makes Judgment Road my pick of the week.

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As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He’s a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can’t afford–until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin…

Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she’s desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper’s imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

Anya’s touch is everything Reaper doesn’t want–and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club–his heart and his soul.

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I haven’t really read much in the way of motorcycle series, so this will be new for me. Now I just have to try and remember who is who in the monster cast, which could be fun.

 

New Series Alerts

Just a quick note to start to mention a couple of scheduling changes. First off, Alyssa Day‘s January in Atlantis has been pushed back a couple of weeks from tomorrow’s original release date to January 30th. And Magic Triumphs from Ilona Andrews will also be a bit later than originally planned. Originally scheduled for a May 8th release, it will now be available on August 28th.

On to the new series starting up this week, which comes from author Thea Atkinson. Rune Thief is the first book of the Isabella Hush series.

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What she steals may be priceless, but what she can’t see will cost her.

Isabella Hush may be a talented thief, but her past is about to creep up on her.

In need of quick funds to escape a nasty ex and his henchmen, she takes a chance on a rumored cache of Incan gold. But the heist goes terribly wrong and she ends up inebriated in a dark alley with a strange man dying at her feet.

Against her better judgement, she pauses to help, and out of habit, picks his pockets. Then the man disappears without a trace, leaving nothing behind but filthy cobblestones, and she begins to think she imagined it all.

That is, until the next morning when she finds the pilfered items in her apartment and a strange mark on her arm. Before long, she discovers there’s a supernatural realm seething unknown beneath her feet. And she just might long for the simple days of a heist gone bad…

Because now she’s not just being hunted by dangerous men, she’s being hunted by dangerous immortals.

 

New Series Alerts

Happy Monday, everyone. It is time to take a look at the new series starting up this week (which, surprisingly, are also the only new series I have listed for the whole month of December). This first one is actually a young adult release from Jennifer Estep. Spartan Heart is the first book of the Mythos Academy spin-off called Mythos Academy: Colorado.

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New school year, same old problems . . .

At Mythos Academy, everyone knows exactly who I am: Rory Forseti, Spartan girl and the daughter of Reapers.

Even though I fought alongside my cousin Gwen Frost to save the mythological world from Loki and his evil Reapers of Chaos, I’m still the most hated girl at the academy because of all the horrible things my parents did. I had hoped that this school year would be different, but the other kids just won’t let me forget about my parents.

But something strange is going on at the Colorado Academy. First, I run into a Viking guy who dislikes me more than most. Then I notice some odd artifacts in the Library of Antiquities. And worst of all, I start hearing rumors about a new group of Reapers who can summon mythological monsters.

I might be the most hated girl at Mythos Academy, but I’m also the only one who can save it.

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And the second newbie is from Nora Roberts. Year One is the first book of her Chronicles of the One series, which from what I understand isn’t so much a romance as a post-apocalyptic dystopia.

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It began on New Year’s Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.

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I did enjoy the original Mythos Academy books, but I gave them up in an early book purge. Year One keeps calling to me, but if it isn’t much on the romance side then it might not be my thing. I guess I will have to keep an eye on the reviews to see what others think of it. Which of these will you be picking up? Any takers?

 

New Series Alerts

Welp, I would’ve had this posted earlier, but I fell asleep laying on my face, all lights on and tv volume cranked up, and apparently lapsed into a coma. It was lovely. But moving on, let’s take a look at what new series we have starting up this week, beginning with Nikki Jefford‘s Wolf Hollow. It is the first book of the Wolf Hollow Shifters series.

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A REBELLIOUS OUTCAST

Cocky. Coy. Wolf shifter. Tabor is the hollow’s only half-breed, scorned and forbidden to use his powers. Constantly overlooked despite his strengths, Tabor believes Sasha is as shortsighted as the rest of the pack until she proves there’s more to her than a blindly obedient lapdog to the council.

A DUTIFUL PUREBLOOD

Spirited, stubborn, and deeply loyal, Sasha feels the pressure from her pack to claim another pureblood, yet no one is brazen enough to defy the elders and toy with her . . . no one besides a sexy, hotheaded half-breed.

AN ATTRACTION THAT THREATENS THE FUTURE OF THE PACK

Bewildered by the deceptively proud and surprisingly sensual Sasha, Tabor would risk everything to claim her. Despite her vanishing bloodline, Sasha can’t resist the charismatic half-breed even as predators threaten their pack and the elders pressure her to breed with a pureblood.

In a fantastical post-apocalyptic world, where only the strongest survive, sometimes trusting the heart is the bravest act of all.

lineGallize. Not Gazelle. Yes! Got it. Dianna Love‘s Gray Wolf Mate came out today, and it is the first book of the League of Gallize Shifters series.

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Eight years ago, shifters came out to the public and, since then, the world has never been the same for many.

Tess Janver and Cole Cavanaugh fell deeply in love in college … then he disappeared without a word. She feared the worst, or thought she had. After seven years, he returns as a beefed up version of his former self. That’s not the only thing different. As someone working in a preternatural criminal investigation unit and the daughter of a senator determined to rid the world of dangerous shifters, Tess is caught between performing her duty to humans, protecting the only family she has left and risking her heart to a man who once destroyed it.

Cole had no choice in becoming a Gallize shifter and now faces a deadline from a fatal mating curse he can’t stop. The only woman he’s ever loved is human and wouldn’t survive bonding with him. He never planned on Tess finding out he was a wolf shifter, but she’s in danger from a rogue pack. He’s not leaving until she’s safe … and he has a chance to redeem himself in her eyes before his time is up.

lineThis third one is from Elizabeth Cole. Keep Me Close starts off the new The Brothers Salem series.

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Dominic Salem is many things: professional ghost hunter, curse breaker, and demon slayer to name a few. If there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s never pick up hitchhikers. Something odd about this one made him stop. No doubt he’ll regret it.

Lavinia “Vinny” Wake doesn’t exactly trust her smoking hot ride, but her nightmares have her all messed up. The only thing she has faith in is her art. Life on her own is lonely, but at least no one can break her heart.

Dom can tell Vinny’s nightmares aren’t just dreams–they’re way worse. Something or someone is drawing her into its trap. Turns out, though, Vinny’s life isn’t the only thing at stake. Her soul is on the line, too. No pressure.

lineAnd the final one for this week is The Phoenix Code. It is the first book of Bryn Donovan‘s new Knights of Manus Sancti series.

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He was sent to kill her…
Now, he’s desperate to protect her.

When Jonathan West, a battle-scarred warrior with supernatural gifts, is sent to Phoenix to execute a witch for practicing dark enchantments, it doesn’t take him long to discover his target is innocent— and the beauty of her soulscape and her untamed spirit make his blood sing.

Cassie Rios, divorced and recently unemployed, has no idea why wild animals have started mauling and even killing anyone who sparks her fury. She realizes she’s a danger to everyone around her, and Jonathan and his shadow organization may be her only hope.

As she learns to control the magic she never would have chosen, she and Jonathan surrender to the white-hot desire that flares between them. But the secret society of Manus Sancti has its own seductions, and she soon faces a choice that could lead to her destruction.

lineHonestly, I haven’t read any of these four authors before, but I found these listings when I was doing a hunt through Amazon for something new to read. I haven’t been able to keep up with my plans of reading one new-to-me author a week because of my ongoing Jane Yellowrock marathon (I am now up to Blood of the Earth), but one day I will get back on track. Maybe.

Are you checking out any of these new series? Do you have any experience with any of the authors before, and if you did what did you think?

New Series Alert

Time to check in and see what new series we have starting up this week, the last week of September (ugh). The first one comes from Eve Langlais, who debuts her Hell’s Son series with the release of Lazy Son.

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The problem with being born with expectations is the failure to live up to any.

Christopher might be the antichrist but taking over the world and leading the minions of darkness sounds like a lot of work. And while slacking is a sin his supposed dad Lucifer approves of, his lack of goals is a problem.

Personally, Christopher would rather just work hard enough to make ends meet—and maybe buy a six-pack. But fate is conspiring against him. For some reason the dead won’t stay in the ground, apparently he’s not an only child, he has sisters and this hot chick he met in the cemetery refuses to sleep with him.

It’s time for this lazy prince in waiting to rise to the occasion and embrace destiny—or at least make out with it.

And the second one is due out on the 29th. Death Be Blue is the first book of the Terra Vane series by Katie Epstein.

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She can glimpse visions of the past, present, and future but she doesn’t know when, how, or why. She only knows the outcome, and it doesn’t look good…

Being human is hard enough. Being human with psychic abilities is worse. It was for Terra Vane anyway, until she immigrated to Portiside. There she feels at home in the thriving city of the Fey, Shifters, Vampires, and other gifted humans.

Where there are many factions of creatures, however, crime and skirmishes are to be expected. With a stubbornness born out of years of being deemed a “freak,” Terra’s determination and unique ability serve her well as an Enforcer Field Agent for the Portiside City Agency.

Alongside her annoying wolf-shifting partner, Kaleb, there is no case that is too strange to solve. No case too dangerous—until there is, and the trail of bloodlust leads them to unravel a mystery that threatens Portiside as they know it.

I haven’t tried either of these authors myself, but I thought both sounded interesting. Any takers for one or both of these new books.

New Series Alerts

Wow, it has been eight days since my last post, which just shows how fast time flies. At least today we have a new series to take a look at, and it comes from author Amanda Carlson. Danger’s Halo is the first book of the Holly Danger series, and it will be followed by Danger’s Vice on October 23rd, and Danger’s Race on December 4th.

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153 years in the future, Earth doesn’t look much like it used to

Holly Danger’s current assignment, gleaned from a set of foggy instructions and a handful of coin stuffed into a slot, is to pick up a street kid who’s about to terminate himself off a cliff. And, as a rule, she doesn’t turn down currency. Her job as a salvager keeps her fed and clothed above the norm, which isn’t saying much.

The norm in this city is a scrape-by existence in a post-apocalyptic world, where the rain never stops, food is always scarce, and the elite have deserted the ranks in search of something better. Picking up this urchin won’t take much time, even if he’s located outside city limits. Her craft is fast, her weapons deadly, and her tech has been optimized as well as it can be for a climate clogged with iron dust.

But things take a big turn when she decides to become the boy’s guardian instead of hand him over. Outskirts have descended on the city, and their plans don’t include playing nice. When her crew is backed against a graphene wall, it’s a good thing her Gem is primed and ready to go. It’s almost as deadly as she is…

Are there any sci-fi fans kicking around? About the only series I have read that I would think would be similar to this would be Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The League, which I ended up really enjoying (as far as I had read). I might have to keep this one in mind for my “one day” pile.