Cover Lover – 9 New Titles

I have gotten the new release pages updated with the latest blurbs and links, and while I was hunting I came across some new cover art, as well. Let’s start with Deadmen Walking, the first book of Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s upcoming Dark-Hunter: Deadman’s Cross trilogy, which will be released on May 30th. And this is one long honkin’ blurb…

deadmen-walkingHell On Earth

When the Chthonians brought the primal gods to a truce at the end of their great war, part of the pact they forged was that the worst of the evil the gods had unleashed against each other and mankind would be forever banished.

But forever is a long time. And nothing can contain those determined to find a way back.

To catch evil, it takes evil . . .

While Thorn is able to contain the demons unleashed on the ground, the ones who prey on the innocent sailors and sea faring travelers are beyond his reach.

For the sake of humanity, he makes a shaky alliance with an old foe, Marcelina. In the form of the ship they sail upon, she assembles a team under the command of Captain Devlyn Nathaniel Bane, one of the most notorious and bloodthirsty pirates to ever sail the high seas.

Damned and murdered by his own, Bane is out for revenge. With his own secret agenda, he agrees to take charge of the motley crew of pirates and brigands, and to protect the seas from the preternatural terrors that seek to devour every unwary soul they can take.

Theirs is a sacred and deadly task, as they are hunted by their prey and human authorities alike. If they fail, the world will fall to the ancient gods of chaos, and anarchy will reign. Most of all, the Southern gate, where the greatest, most powerful darkness is imprisoned, will be opened and there will be no stopping it.

It’s yo ho ho and a bottle of high seas stakes where the souls of all humanity are the ultimate prize and bargaining chip.

This second one is from Amanda Ashley. Fire in the Blood is due out on April 25th.

a-fire-in-the-blood“I see a man. He is old. Very old. He will come into your life in a moment of danger. He will watch over you and protect you.” The gypsy’s hand gripped Tessa’s tighter. “He will bring you death,” she whispered, her voice like the rustle of dry leaves. “And life.”

Ten years later, when Andrei Dinescu saves Tessa from a vicious attacker, she has no idea that the handsome stranger the gypsy fortune teller predicted is not a hunter but a seven-hundred-year-old vampire. Darkly powerful, unbelievably compelling, he is obviously pursuing Tessa, but is it her love he’s after or her blood?

Kate Baxter has a new one coming out, as well. The Untamed Vampire is the fourth book of the Last True Vampire series, and it will be released on May 2nd.

the-untamed-vampireChelle is not your typical vampire. Turned not with a bite but an age-old magic, she’s the only one of her kind―and more powerful than most. Still adjusting to her endless thirst and lethal fangs, she’s desperate to discover what sets her apart. When she encounters a brutally virile alpha werewolf, she soon learns that she’s not immune to the mating call―and her own primal longing…

The leader of the ancient Forkbeard pack, Gunnar is stunned by Chelle’s lush beauty. The wild wolf inside him howls for her, but unions between vampire and werewolf are strictly taboo―even if their clans weren’t on the verge of war. Desire has never been so dangerous…but, as a malevolent new power rises, Chelle and Gunnar face an even more frightening threat. Together, they might find a way to save their clans. But can they claim their passion?

Although the end of the Chicagoland Vampires series from Chloe Neill is in sight, there are a few stories yet to look forward to. Phantom Kiss is a novella, due out on January 17th.

phantom-kissVampires generally aren’t afraid of things that go bump in the night, but Merit and Ethan are extra jumpy after a recent attack by a dark sorcerer. So when they learn that someone is messing with graves in Chicago’s cemeteries, stealing skulls and snatching souls, they fear that their powerful foe might be back for even more magical vengeance.

But after a specter begins haunting Cadogan House—and targeting vampires—they realize that their being taunted by an altogether different sort of monster. A ghoulish villain straight out of the Windy City’s urban legends is on the prowl—and he won’t stop until he’s killed again…

Another novella is Shadow’s Seduction, the M/M story from Kresley Cole‘s Immortals After Dark series, which will be released on January 30th.

shadows-seductionA night of debauchery
Prince Mirceo Daciano and his new friend Caspion the Tracker comb the streets of Dacia, drunkenly seeking out pleasures of the flesh. In what should have been a typical night, they coax a bevy of nymphs to bed. To impress their females, the demon and the vampire kiss on a dare.

Changes them forever
Once they finally break away from their soul-searing kiss, they find themselves alone—and shaken. Had they imagined their explosive chemistry? Obstacles—ranging from a death sentence, to exile on a war-torn dimension—threaten to destroy their lives, much less the vulnerable promise in that one kiss.

How long can they resist the fire that blazes between them?
Even if Mirceo can accept Caspion as his fated mate, the sensual vampire still must convince the stubborn demon that their bond is forever. And any royal Dacian union must receive the blessing of King Lothaire, an unpredictable and savage killer…

And next up from Shona Husk is Lady of Silver, the first book of her new Blood and Silver series, which is due out on February 21st.

lady-of-silverA man on a mission
A brutal crime is haunting detective Dale Morgan. A young woman has been murdered on the city’s outskirts, and her blood drained. Dale suspects the leader of a depraved cult may be to blame. Yet with barely a shred of evidence at the crime scene, Dale will have to turn to the one person despises almost as much as the killers he puts behind bars.

A woman with secrets
To humans, Saba Venn is a psychic, but she’s Albah, a race long forgotten by humans but who live amongst them, her powers fueled by blood and silver. She agrees to help Detective Morgan, if it means stopping the vampire cult she believes is behind the killing. But the attraction she feels with Dale is immediate, and as their relationship intensifies she begins to doubt she can keep her secret from him.

Yasmine Galenorn is staring up a new one, too. Souljacker is the first book of the Lilybound series, and it has a release date of March 7th.

souljackerLily O’Connell, a succubus, has put her unique talents to work. She owns Lily Bound, an elite sex salon in the Blood Night District of Seattle. When a client turns up dead in her club, and she hears the news that the Souljacker–an old tattoo-artist friend-turned-vampire, who was institutionalized years before–has escaped to reclaim his “artwork,” Lily knows she’s next on his list. With one of his tattoos on her thigh and nowhere else to turn, Lily hires Archer Desmond, a chaos demon and PI, to track the vampire down before he tracks her. But she didn’t expect to fall for Archer-and they say a succubus who falls in love will destroy the heart of the one she seeks to claim…

These last two are young adult. Night Magic is a new one from Jenna Black, and it comes out May 30th.

night-magicJenna Black returns to the quarantined city of Philadelphia, where an unsuspecting seventeen-year-old has unknowingly unleashed a dark power that transforms the city into a monstrous hellscape.

Philadelphia is locked in the grip of an evil magic that transforms its streets into a nightmare landscape the minute the sun sets each night. While most of the city hunkers down and hopes to survive the long winter nights, Becket Walker is roaming the darkened streets having the time of her life.

Once, the guilt of having inadvertently let the night magic into the city—and of having killed her onetime best friend—had threatened to destroy her. But now she’s been Nightstruck, and all her grief and guilt and terror have been swept away—along with her conscience. So what if she’s lost her friends, her family, and her home? And so what if her hot new boyfriend is super-controlling and downright malevolent?

Mesmerized by the power and freedom of not having to care about anyone but herself, Becket is sinking ever deeper into the night magic’s grasp. But those who love her refuse to give up on her—even if she’s given up on them. If they can’t find a way to help Becket break the night magic’s hold, the entire city might soon find itself shrouded in perpetual night. But the last thing Becket wants is to be “rescued” from her brand new life, and she will fight tooth and claw to stay exactly where she is.

And this final one is from Keirsten White. Now I Rise is the second book in The Conquerer’s Saga, and it will be out on June 27th.

now-i-riseLada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

I really cannot believe that there will be another offshoot of the Dark Hunters. I can barely keep track of what is already on the go, let alone another trilogy, but I guess we will see how it goes.

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Cover Lover – 5 New Titles

After a bit of what can only be called a dry spell, a few new covers have started trickling out (I imagine things will pick up after Christmas is out of the way). This first one is from Amanda Ashley. Night’s Surrender is part of the Children of the Night series, and it is due out on August 25th.

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This second one comes from Lori Handeland. In the Air Tonight is the first book of the new Summer of Witches trilogy, and it is due out on June 2nd.

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Yasmine Galenorn is also starting a new series. Flight From Death is the first book of the Fly By Night series, and it is due out on July 7th.

flight from deathPurchase at Amazon.com

This next one is Earth Bound by Christine Feehan. It is the 4th book of the Sisters of the Heart series, and it will be released on July 7th.

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And this final one is a Young Adult cover. Sisters of Blood and Spirit is written by author Kady Cross, and it will be released on March 31st.

sisters of blood and spiritPurchase at Amazon.com

There you have it for today. I swear, one day I am going to pick up the Galenorn books just for the pretty covers. Her entire Otherworld series has great artwork, and this spin-off series does, too. I wish all series could look that good.

Cover Lover – 3 New Titles

I have gotten all of the new release pages updated to include the most recent cover art and blurbs, but of course in the process I noticed that yes – there seems to have been a bunch of release date shifts and push backs. Again. Sooo, looks like it is time to do a double check, and hopefully that will be done in the next couple of days. I mean, really, what is the point of setting a release date and then shifting it around by a week or two? That is just annoying.

Rant over. There are three covers for today’s post, and this first one is from the second book in the new Robin D. Owens series, Ghost Seer. Ghost Layer is due out on the popular September 2nd.

ghost layerThis second one is from Dianne Duvall and her Immortal Guardians series. Night Unbound is due out on…yep, September 2nd.

night unboundAnd this last one is from Amanda Ashley. Beauty’s Beast is once again due out on September 2nd.

beauty's beast

Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

I haven’t been posting that many covers lately (at least, compared to what I used to). The thing is, it just seems like the last few months have been blah for cover releases – not much that jumps out at me, no big titles that I just can’t wait to get my hands on. Hopefully that turns around soon, but for this post I did find six newbies to show you.

I am obsessively trying to find the Divergent footage that was shown at Comic Con, or a teaser trailer, or something. But so far, all I found Veronica Roth related was the cover for the first of four e-novellas that will feature Four/Tobias. The Transfer will be released on September 3rd.

the transferC.C. Hunter starts a spin-off of her Shadow Falls series called Shadow Falls: After Dark next April with the release of Reborn.

rebornI admit, I tried a couple of Amanda Ashley books back when I first started to read PNR, and for some reason they just weren’t for me. Her next Children of the Night book, Night’s Promise, will be released on February 4th.

night's promiseAuthor Christine D’Abo will start her new Shadow Guild series this December 3rd with the release of the first book, called Gilded Hearts.

gilded heartsCynthia Eden is a favorite of mine, so anytime I see something new from her I am happy. This one is the cover for the first book in her new Phoenix series, called Phoenix Fire. Burn for Me will be released on January 28th.

burn for meAnd this final one gets my “Oh-crap-back-away-from-the-Photoshop” award for awkward cover of the week (maybe month). The second book in Kate Douglas‘s new Spirit Wolf series, Dark Moon, will be out on February 1st.

dark moonSo, likes or dislikes? Any favorites among this pile? Do you find the Dark Moon cover as oddly put together as I do, or am I just seeing things?

Cover Lover – 3 New Titles

Raiding Goodreads paid off again, and I have three new covers to show for it. I can actually say that I like all three of these, too, which is a rarity. This first one is from the prolific Amanda Ashley, and it appears to be from a new series called Children of the Night. Night’s Mistress is due out on August 6th.

night's mistress

Kris DeLake‘s next Assassin’s Guild book, A Spy to Die For, will be hitting the shelves on July 2nd.

a spy to die for

And this final one is another in a long line of terrific covers for Jennifer Estep‘s Elemental Assassin series.  Heart of Venom will be available on August 27th.

heart of venom

Cover Lover – 9 New Titles

I have been a bit slack on the cover department lately, and I nabbed these first five from All Things Urban Fantasy‘s Cover Post.  The cover for Kady Cross‘s third Steampunk Chronicles book, The Girl with the Iron Touch, just came out.  The book will be available on May 21st.

the girl with the iron touch

This next one is the first book from the Hex Hall Spin-off series from Rachel HawkinsSchool Spirits will be released on May 14th.

school spirits

Still from ATUF comes this third cover.  Star Cursed is the second book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles from Jessica Spotswood, and it will be released on June 18th.

star cursed

Kendare Blake will be starting a new series next September with the release of the first book, Antigoddess.

anitgoddess

Good Lord…holy crap-awful photoshopping!  This one is from Jaime Rush and her Offspring series, called The End of Darkness.  It is scheduled for release in January, according to Goodreads.  This is not the cover you want to wrap up your series with, that is for sure.

the end of darkness

This next one is from my favorite hit-or-miss author, Christine WarrenHungry Like a Wolf will be the last of her re-written Others books, bringing the series up to date.  Look for this one on June 25th.

hungry like a wilf

This next one from Amanda Ashley reminds me of the old historical romances I used to read years ago.  As Twilight Falls will be released on May 7th.

as twilight falls

Rising Darkness is the tile of the first book in a new series from Thea Harrison.  It will be available on April 2nd.

rising darkness

And this final one is from Shannon K. Butcher‘s Sentinel Wars series.  Falling Blind will be released next April 2nd.

falling blind

My favorite from this batch is Falling Blind.  I was hoping that this would be Grace and…damn, can’t remember his name.  Tor?  Something like that.  Anyways, I was hoping that this was their story, but Shannon is good about building up a story over the course of a couple of books.  Which one are you most looking forward to?

Cover Lover – 11 New Titles

As I said in my last post, there were a couple of covers I came across on my latest updating spree, both for young adult and adult titles.  Some are new, some are just new to me.  The first one is from Sandra Hill and her Deadly Angels series.  Book two, Kiss of Surrender, will be released on September 25th.

Melissa de la Cruz continues her Witches of East End series on June 12th with the release of book two, Serpent’s Kiss.

Starling, the first book of the upcoming Starling series from Lesley Livingston, will be released in hardcover on August 28th.

Next up is Sweet Shadows, the second book in Tera Lynn Childs‘ Medusa Girls series.  This one is due out on September 4th.

The Shadow Shifters series from A.C. Arthur continues with the release of Seduction’s Shift on September 25th.

Amanda Ashley upped the cover for her upcoming release, Desire the Night.  This one is due out on September 1st.

This is one I haven’t heard of before, but author Karen Mahoney will be releasing Falling to Ash, from the Moth series, on August 30th.

I like this one…very eye catching.  Black City is the first book from the Black City Chronicles from Elizabeth Richards, due out on November 13th.

Kept is the next one from Shawntelle Madison, a sequel to Coveted.  This one is due out on November 27th.

Almost done.  This one is from Heather Burch and her Halflings series.  Guardian is due out this October.

The last one from this batch is one I have seen before.  Man, not sure on the dude’s outfit – at all.  Revelation is the first book in a new series from Erica Hayes, due out on October 2nd.

Cover Lover – 7 New Titles

I wasn’t expecting to find many covers on today’s hunt, so I was pleasantly surprised to come up with 7.  It seems to have been a bit of a dry spell lately, but hopefully there will be some new release info coming out soon, too.

The cover is out for the next book from Lexi George, Demon Hunting in the Deep South, which is due out on July 31st.

Werewolf in Seattle, the next Wild About You novel from Vicki Lewis Thompson, has a release date of April 3rd.

On June 5th, Amanda Ashley will be releasing a new book called His Dark Embrace.  I am not sure if this is part of a larger series.

J.D. Tyler continues her new Alpha Pack series with the release of Savage Awakening, due out on April 3rd.

Number five is from the almost-finished Final Prophecy series from Jessica AndersenMagic Unchained is the next to last book, and should be available on April 3rd.

Tami Dane recently started a new series featuring profiler Sloan Skye.  Blood of Innocence is the second book, due out on June 5th.

And the last one is on the Young Adult side of things.  Julie Kagawa starts her new Blood of Eden series on April 24th with the release of The Immortal Rules.

New Additions

I have found a couple of more titles to add to the new release pages, a lot in the Young Adult side of things.

  • Cynthia Eden will be contributing to a new anthology next September called Howl For It.  Not sure yet on the other authors involved.
  • The fourth book of J.R. Ward‘s Fallen Angels series is rumored to be called Rapture.  It will be out at the beginning of next September.
  • Desire the Night is a new one coming from Amanda Ashley.  It should be available on September 4th.
  • Melissa de la Cruz will start her Blue Bloods spin-off series called Wolf Pact next September with the release of book one, also called Wolf Pact.
  • Author Kira Brady will be starting her Deadglass Trilogy next August with the release of the first book, Hearts of Darkness.  This one sounds interesting.
  • Book #11 of the Celta’s Heartmates series from Robin D. Owens will be coming out next August 7th.  It will be called Heart Secret.
  • This one is a bit different.  Michelle Rowen will be returning to her Immortality Bites world with a new series.  The Sarah Dearly books will start up again next October with the release of Blood Bath and Beyond.
  • Lilith Saintcrow will start an adult oriented series next fall called Bannon & Clare.  Book one will be called The Iron Wyrm Affair.
  • The second book of the Anna series from Kendare Blake will be called Girl of Nightmares (great cover, too).  Look for it next August.
  • Even though Andrea Cremer‘s Nightshade trilogy wraps up early next year, there will be at least two more books from that world.  Billed as a prequel series, the Nightshade Companion books will include next August’s Rift, and will be followed by Rise in 2013.
  • And finally the third book of the Halo series from Alexandra Adornetto will be called Heaven, and is scheduled for release on August 21st.

Random Updates…

Looks like a few new pre-order links are up at Amazon..

  • Booo!  Looks like Once Burned, the first book from Jeaniene Frost‘s Night Prince series, has been pushed back three months.  It will now be released on June 26th.
  • Wilder, the fifth and final book from Christina Dodd‘s Chosen ones series, will be released on August 7th.
  • Lynsay Sands will release her 14th Argeneau book, as yet untitled, on July 31st.
  • Karen Marie Moning will be releasing an older story, Into the Dreaming, on hardcover on June 26th.  It was originally a story in the Tapestry anthology.
  • Looks like Karina Cooper will fire up a new series next June.  A London Affair is the first book of the St. Croix Chronicles.
  • His Dark Embrace will be a new one from Amanda Ashley, due out on June 5th.
  • September 4th is the projected release date for the next Christine Feehan Dark book, as yet untitled.  Wonder who this one will be about?