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Site Updates…

Well, back to work time. Ugh. Amazing how fast a month can go, honestly. I got most of what I wanted to do with the blog done, which was mostly behind the scenes organizational stuff. But then day before yesterday, I of course decided that I wanted to change things up a bit. I finally found a new theme that worked better than the previous one I used for the author pages, and decided on a bit of a re-working. Ok, so not interesting to you. Long story short, I am switching some things around, so if things look different, no worries. And if you see something that looks/acts wonky, please let me know so I can double check it. I think at this point I have from Kresley Cole to Thea Harrison done, and hopefully all working.

I also will be spending my free time for the next few days trying to organize the Kate Daniels guide, which is finally up to date (but one hell of a hot mess). Again, don’t be afraid if you check it out, hopefully I will have it better organized/streamlined in the next few days. I just kept adding info, and never changed anything. I think I had Derek as 18 at the start of his profile, 19 in the middle, and 20 at the end. Of course.

Book of the Month

February’s Book of the Month

January was a really decent month for new releases, which was great. February? For me, not so exciting. But I like those months because it gives me a chance to play catch up. And to prepare for March, which is going to be huuuuge. Anyways, as always, take a gander at the ten books I have picked for potential books of the month and make your choice. If you have something else to pick, just select “Other” and leave your choice in the comments section. You can find a complete list of February’s releases HERE.

Hm, decisions. I think I would have to pick The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout. If anything, the only other books I am interested in this month are young adult releases. I am not really picking up new YA series anymore, but I do have a few I am still following.

Picks of the Week

Pick of the Week…

Well, people. Here’s hoping. Today is the day that the latest Ghostwalkers book from Christine Feehan comes out. This series is a long-time favorite of mine, as I have always said, but the change in tone and style in the last threw me off a little. I didn’t dislike it, but it was just…different. Anyways, I am hoping that Spider Game is a return to the old style. But good Lord, that cover still makes me cringe/snicker.

spider gameSynopsis…

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn’t exactly Trap Dawkins’ idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn’t there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It’s where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn’t want to leave a place like this with a woman like her?

It’s not Cayenne’s fault. Locked up, experimented on and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way—with a heart of pure venom. Trap understands her. He survived his own dark past and he shares her desire for getting even. But now Trap’s greatest danger is Cayenne herself. Because what’s inside her is hard to control—especially when it’s aroused by a lover as reckless as Trap.

So, are you ready for a new Ghostwalkers book? If it isn’t your pick of the week, which book is?

New Series Alerts

New Series Alerts…

Just one new series to take a peek at this week, coming from author Rebecca Zanetti. Her new series is called The Scorpius Syndrome, and the first book is Mercury Striking.

mercury risingSynopsis…

With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynn Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He’s more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynn is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury…

Danger has never looked quite so delicious…

There is a prequel novella which was released in the On The Hunt anthology. The short story is called Scorpius Rising, and while it is not necessarily to read it first, apparently it does help to set up this new world. I actually have the anthology, so I just might have to check this one out.

Cover Lover

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

The last weekend of my time off is coming to a close. On the plus side, once I get back to work I might actually know what day of the week it is. Totally lost.

Anyways, just four covers for today. Let’s start with an upcoming Jennifer Estep release. Unraveled is the 15th book of the Elemental Assassin series, and it has a release date of August 30th.

unraveledAs the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.

So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.

Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …

I might be crazy, but I think this is a re-design for the cover of Alexandra Ivy‘s Scorched by Darkness. Either way, the second book of her Dragons of Eternity will be out on March 22nd.

scorched by darknessAs a half-breed dragon, Torque never had the luxury of choosing his future. Not only did his father barter him to the highest bidder, but a rare Shinto fey claimed to see him in a vision that involved recovering a lost treasure for the powerful dragon, Synge. A destiny that might have been bearable if the vision hadn’t included a mating with Rya, Synge’s half-breed daughter. Who could blame him for being resigned rather than thrilled with his fate?

Rya had enough of being treated like an unwanted burden by her betrothed. So when she learns her mother is missing, she doesn’t hesitate to leave the harem to try to find her. The last thing she expects is Torque to track her down. Or the explosive chemistry that ignites between them. Now they must work together to discover the dark threat that not only traps her mother, but has the potential to spread evil throughout the world.

October 11th is the release date for All Your Wishes from Cat Adams. It is the latest installment of the Blood Singer series.

all your wishes

And this last one is a new young adult fantasy stand alone from Beth Cato. Breath of Earth is due out on August 23rd.

breath of earthIn an alternate 1906, the United States and Japan have forged a powerful confederation—the Unified Pacific—in an attempt to dominate the world. Their first target is a vulnerable China. In San Francisco, headstrong Ingrid Carmichael is assisting a group of powerful geomancer Wardens who have no idea of the depth of her power—or that she is the only woman to possess such skills.

When assassins kill the Wardens, Ingrid and her mentor are protected by her incredible magic. But the pair is far from safe. Without its full force of guardian geomancers, the city is on the brink of a cataclysmic earthquake that will expose Earth’s powers to masterminds determined to control the energy for their own dark ends. The danger escalates when Chinese refugees, preparing to fight the encroaching American and Japanese, fracture the uneasy alliance between the Pacific allies, transforming the city into a veritable powder keg. And the slightest tremor will set it off. . . .

Forced on the run, Ingrid makes some shocking discoveries about herself. Her powerful magic has grown even more fearsome . . . and she may be the fulcrum on which the balance of world power rests.