This and That…

Just some random info and new release dates from out and about…

  • Shelly Laurenston will be going back to her Hunting Season world, in a manner of speaking, with a new three-book series. The new Crows book will be set in Los Angeles, with new characters and a new storyline.
  • Robin D. Owens will release her 13th Celta’s Heartmates book, Heart Fire, on November 4th.
  • It looks like the Queen Betsy series from MaryJanice Davidson just keeps chugging along. Undead & Unwary will be out on October 7th.
  • Looking for more Sookie? Dead But Not Forgotten is a collection of stories set in Bon Temps, written by authors such as Seanan McGuire, Rachel Caine, and MaryJanice Davidson. It will be out on October 7th.
  • The second book from Samantha Shannon‘s The Bone Season book, The Mime Order, will be out on October 21st.
  • Alexandra Adornetto starts up her new Ghost House Saga on August 26th with the release of Ghost House.
  • I didn’t even know the first book was part of a series, but Erin Quinn‘s second Beyond book, The Three Fates of Ryan Love, will be out on September 30th.
  • Fans of Kresley Cole‘s Arcana Chronicles series will have a little extra wait for the third book, Dead of Winter. It has been pushed back to January 6th.
  • October 7th is the release date for the next Jane Yellowrock book from Faith Hunter, and it will be called Broken Soul.
  • It is a bit of a wait for Suzanne Johnson‘s next Sentinels of New Orleans book, Pirates Alley. It is due out next April.
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s sixth Chronicles of Nick book will be called Defiant, and it won’t be out until April of next year.
  • Moon Shifter #5 from Katie Reus will be called Hunter Reborn, and it is due out next February.
  • The next Kitty Norville book from Carrie Vaughn, Low Midnight, will be out at the end of this year.
  • Fans of Jaye Wells‘ Prospero’s War series will have to wait until next March for the third book, Deadly Spells.
  • Christine Feehan continues her return to super-productivity. She has finished up the next couple Sisters of the Heart books already, and the long-awaited Ghostwalker book, Viper Game. And after that, there will be a new Leopard book due called Cat’s Lair.
  • Jennifer Estep‘s Black Widow will be released November 25th. Hard to believe the Elemental Assassin series is already up to book #12. The blurb is out already…

There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan.

With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.

The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bulls-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.

  • Sometimes my best guesses just don’t work out. I had assumed that the hero from the Ilona Andrews‘ upcoming Burn for Me would be the fire Prime, Adam Pierce. The blurb proved me wrong, though…

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more
dangerous desire…

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

So, that is about that for this week. Any gossip or juicy news to share?


Cover Lover – 8 New Titles

Covers, covers everywhere. A few adult, and a few young adult. Let’s start this batch with Darkness Bound, the next book from J.T. Geissinger‘s Night Prowler series, which is due out on June 24th.

darkness boundThis next one is Burning Desire from Donna Grant‘s Dark Kings series. Look for it on September 30th.

burning desireKeri Arthur‘s re-releases continue with Generation 18, the second book of her Spook Squad series, which is due out on September 30th.

generation 18Son of No One, which is part of Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s monster Dark-Hunter series, will be released on September 2nd.

son of no oneThe Three Fates of Ryan Love, which is the second book in Erin Quinn‘s Beyond series, will be released on September 30th.

the three fates of ryan loveI have been keeping an eye out for this one for a while now. How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back, from Diana Rowland, will be released on July 1st.

how the white trash zombie got her groove backLisa Kessler‘s next Night series book, Night Child, has seen more than its share of delays, but now it looks like it will be out in e-format on April 28th.

night childNumber 8 is the young adult release from Amalie Howard. Oceanborn is the second book of the Aquarathi series, and it will be out on July 29th.


Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

Most of these new covers were grabbed from good old Amazon, but I did get a couple from Goodreads, too.  I have been seeing a lot of hype for the new Leigh Evans Mystwalker series, and now the cover for the second book has been released.  The Thing About Weres will be released on July 30th.

the thing about weres

Gini Koch‘s Katherine Katt series continues with the May 7th release of Alien in the House.  This one is fun.

alien in the house

This next one is from Jessica SimsMust Love Fangs is the third book of the Midnight Liaisons series, due out on August 27th.

must love fangs

This write up for this next one looks interesting.  The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love is a stand-alone (I believe) from author Erin Quinn, due out on August 27th.

five deaths of roxanne love

Some info is starting to come out about the new Dragon Kings series starting next summer from Lindsey Piper.  The first book is called Caged Warrior, and it is due out on June 25th.  Hm, pretty standard, but not bad…

caged warrior

…but good lord, could this chick be any more bored looking?  I’m sorry, but she can’t even work up a good stabby-face.  Anyways, book two is called Blood Warrior, and it will be released on July 30th.

blood warrior

Cover Lover – 17 New Titles

It is that Christmas come early time for me again, since I scored quite a few new covers today.  I love finding a load of covers, and my inner book-nerd is in Heaven.  I also found Archangel’s Blade and Envy from J.R. Ward, but the watermarks made me feel too guilty to post them so I removed both.  Sorry about the length of the post, but I am too greedy to split them up…


The first book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series,  also from J.R. Ward, is heading into a special collector’s edition hardcover printing, due out this October 4th.  Hm, the version of Dark Lover looks pretty much the same as the original, but I am not complaining.


I am a big Christine Feehan fan, so I was very happy to find not one, but two upcoming covers from her Dark series.  The first one is my much anticipated (God, yes) cover for Dark Predator, again a September 6th release.  I am going to be torn between Dmitri and Zacarius and who to read first, I can just tell.


And the second cover from Christine Feehan is for the special re-release of two previous Dark titles into one trade paperback book, this one called Darkest at Dawn.  If I am not mistaken, the two are Dark Secret and Dark Hunger.  Look for it on November 1st.


Body Thief is the second book from C.J. Barry‘s Body series.  It is scheduled for release on November 1st.


Still going…Next up is the third book in Tessa Adam‘s Dragon’s Heat series (I just got the second one in the mail today).  Forbidden Embers is an October 4th release.


I have the previous books sitting on the TBR mountain, but looks like there is another one to add to the list.  Haunting Embrace is the next Mists of Ireland book from Erin Quinn, due out on October 4th.


I know there are a lot of Steampunk fans out there, and that Meljean Brook‘s Iron Seas series is a biggie.  This one is the cover for Heart of Steel, due out on November 1st.


Robin D. Owens is putting out a collection of four short stories set in her Celta’s Heartmates world.  Hearts and Swords is a December 6th release.


Halfways done.   Anyhow, next up is the second book in Cherie Priest‘s Cheshire Red Reports series.  Hellbent (I like these covers) is due out on August 30th.


The Order of the Sicari is a series from Monica Burns, and Inferno’s Kiss is the third book.  It is an October 4th release.


I am looking forward to this new series from J.D. Tyler (aka Jo Davis).  Primal Law is the first book in her Alpha Pack series, and should be available on August 2nd.


And for something a bit different, Slade is the next book up for Sarah McCarty in her Shadow Wranglers series.  It should be out on September 6th.


Actually, I haven’t heard anything about this one before, but author Jo Carlisle will have Temptation at Twilight out on November 1st.  It is a Lords of Pleasure book.


I do love me a good paranormal Christmas anthology, so Tied With a Bow is right up my alley (especially featuring a Lora Leigh Breeds story).  It will be available on November 1st.


Velvet Moon is the third book in Sophie Renwick‘s The Immortals of Annwyn series, due out in early December.


C.E. Murphy finishes up her Worldwalker Duology with Wayfinder, due out on September 6th.


And finally, MaryJanice Davidson will release Wolf at the Door on October 4th.  I am not sure if this is a stand alone title, or part of a larger series, but I will keep an eye out for more details.

Random Updates

Once again, my snooping found a couple of little tidbits…

  • There will be three more Shadowkeepers books from J.K. Beck in 2012.  When Passion Lies is next January, followed by When Darkness Hungers in February, and finally When Temptation Burns in March.
  • Ellen Connor‘s debut book from her Dark Age Dawning series comes out this June, but now it appears that the follow-ups will be called Midnight (see cover in post below), coming out this September, and Daybreak in December.
  • Jess Haines will have at least three more books in her H&W Investigations series, but no other info available as yet.
  • The fourth book of Erin Quinn‘s Haunting series will be called Haunting Embrace, and is scheduled for release this October.
  • The final book in Marie Treanor‘s Awakened by Blood trilogy will be called Blood Eternal, and also is scheduled for this October.
  • Keri Arthur’s new series, called Dark Angels, will start this September.  Book one will be called Darkness Unbound, and book two is tentatively title Darkness Rising.  No release information available on it as yet.
  • Following this May’s Blood Law, Karin Tabke will complete her Blood Moon trilogy with Blood Right in February 2012, and Blood Moon Rising in June 2012.
  • Wow.  Looks like Cheryl Brooks‘ next Cat Star Chronicles book will be called, erm, Stud.  It is the seventh in the series, and should be available in February 2012.
  • Terry Spear is great about keeping readers informed on coming books.  This fall will see the release of Dreaming of the Wolf, number eight in her Wolf series.  It will be followed by The Wolf and the Seal and Highland Wolf in Paradise, both due out in 2012.
  • Nalini Singh has upped some info about the Guild Hunter novella due out later this year.  It will feature Noel, and is part of the Angels of Darkness anthology featuring her, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook and Sharon Shinn.  It is scheduled for an October release, and the very pretty cover can be seen in the post below.

Random Updates

There is a ton of info out in last few days about some very interesting books…

  • Lora Leigh has released the title of her next Breeds book after Styx’s Storm.  This one will be called Navarro’s Promise, and will be out in hardcover in January 2011.
  • The fourth League book of Sherrilyn Kenyon will be called Born of Shadows, and will be out in April of 2011.
  • The next Nine Kingdom’s book from Lynn Kurland will be called Spellweaver, and should be out in January 2011.
  • Haunting Desire, the third book of Erin Quinn‘s series with the great covers, will be available sometime next March.
  • The second book of Kate Pearce‘s Tudor Vampire Chronicles series will be called Blood of the Rose, and will be out next February.
  • Devyn Quinn‘s upcoming Dark Tides series will continue with Siren’s Surrender in February.
  • Not much info yet, but Anya Bast is showing a title, Raven’s Quest, for next February.
  • There are two as yet untitled releases showing for Kresley Cole, one for this October and one for next March.
  • The Annwyn Chronicles continues with the second book, this one called Mists of Velvet.  This release from Sophie Renwick is scheduled for February 2011.