Cover Lover – 9 New Titles

Well, time again for a little cover lover post. Let’s start with a new one from Paige Tyler called Her Fierce Protector. It is part of her X-Ops series, and it is due out on March 1st.

her fierce protectorI never hear much about these ones, but Sandra Hill will release a new book from her Deadly Angels series called The Angel Wore Fangs. It is due out on May 31st.

the angel wore fangsThis next one is from J.D. Tyler. Phoenix Reborn is a novella from the Alpha Pack series, and it is due out on March 15th.

phoenix rebornI was surprised to see that Amanda Stevens had returned to writing her Graveyard Queen series. The next book is called The Visitor, and it has a release date of March 29th.

the visitorThese next few are all young adult. The second book of Megan Shepherd‘s The Cage series is called The Hunt, and it has a release date of May 24th.

the huntThe final book in The Taking series from Kimberly Derting is called The Countdown, and it is due out on May 10th.

the countdownAnd I believe that this, too, is the last book in a series. Nil on Fire is part of Lynn Matson‘s Nil series, and it is due out on May 31st.

nil on fireBurning Glass from Kathryn Purdie is the first book in the Burning Glass series, and it will be out on March 1st.

the burning glassAnd the final one for today is from Amy Tintera. Ruined is the first book in an as-yet untitled trilogy, and it will be out on May 3rd.

ruinedI love the Ruined cover. Love. I am totally thinking of stealing the look for a DVD cover, to be honest. Which of these are you looking forward to?


Cover Lover – 8 New Titles

Just a quick note to say that all of the new release dates have been updated, and as always there were a few pushbacks (an a few disappeared all together). Pretty much normal.

On the cover side of things, I have seven for today’s batch. Let’s start with the second book from Jennifer Estep‘s new Black Blade series, Dark Heart of Magic, which is due out on October 27th.

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This next one is from M.L. Brennan. Dark Ascension is the fourth book of the Generation V series, and it is due out on August 4th.

dark ascensionAfter a lifetime of avoiding his family, Fort has discovered that working for them isn’t half bad—even if his mother, Madeline, is a terrifying, murderous vampire. His newfound career has given him a purpose and a paycheck and has even helped him get his partner, foxy kitsune Suzume, to agree to be his girlfriend. All in all, things are looking up.

Only, just as Fort is getting comfortable managing a supernatural empire that stretches from New Jersey to Ontario, Madeline’s health starts failing, throwing Fort into the middle of an uncomfortable and dangerous battle for succession. His older sister, Prudence, is determined to take over the territory. But Fort isn’t the only one wary of her sociopathic tendencies, and allies, old and new, are turning to him to keep Prudence from gaining power.

Now, as Fort fights against his impending transition into vampire adulthood, he must also battle to keep Prudence from destroying their mother’s kingdom—before she takes him down with it….

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Book two of the Blackthorn and Grim series by Juliet Marillier, Tower of Thorns, is due out on November 3rd.

tower of thornsDisillusioned healer Blackthorn and her companion, Grim, have settled in Dalriada to wait out the seven years of Blackthorn’s bond to her fey mentor, hoping to avoid any dire challenges. But trouble has a way of seeking out Blackthorn and Grim.

Lady Geiléis, a noblewoman from the northern border, has asked for the prince of Dalriada’s help in expelling a howling creature from an old tower on her land—one surrounded by an impenetrable hedge of thorns. Casting a blight over the entire district, and impossible to drive out by ordinary means, it threatens both the safety and the sanity of all who live nearby. With no ready solutions to offer, the prince consults Blackthorn and Grim.

As Blackthorn and Grim begin to put the pieces of this puzzle together, it’s apparent that a powerful adversary is working behind the scenes. Their quest is about to become a life and death struggle—a conflict in which even the closest of friends can find themselves on opposite sides.

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Next up is Tall, Dark and Immortal from Cat Devon. It has a release date of September 1st.

tall dark and immortalHE’S TAKING A BITE OUT OF CRIME.

Alex Sanchez is more than just an ordinary detective. He’s on the prowl—as a vampire. Alex uses his unique gifts to police the mean streets of Chicago like a natural predator. But when he learns that local blood banks are being robbed, he’s not sure what rattles him more: the bizarre crime wave or the stunningly beautiful journalist who’s reporting it…


Keira Turner is dedicated to her job—and determined to uncover the truth. Dangerously, out-of-this-world handsome Detective Sanchez seems oddly fascinated by the crimes—and obsessed with Keira. Alex might not have a clue who’s stealing blood but he’s sure of one thing: Keira is no mere mortal. She’s descended from a long line of vampire hunters. And if they try to solve this case together, he’ll have to fight the urge to kiss her…or kill her.

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J.D. Tyler continues her Alpha Pack series with the release of Chase the Darkness, due out on August 4th.

chase the darknessBelieved dead by his Pack mates, Micah Chase, a wolf shifter and Dreamwalker, was held captive for months, subject to tortures that left him physically scarred and emotionally unsettled.

Now under the care of the Alpha Pack’s doctors, he’s been prescribed an experimental healing drug, but he still can’t shake the nightmares. Even more damning is that Micah’s problems pose a danger to his team, and if he doesn’t get himself under control, they’ll all suffer a terrible fate.

There is a key to his salvation. Jacee is a beautiful coyote shifter, and though her kind is hated, she’s falling in love with a man whose very future is in her hands. Together they’ll face his personal demons as well as a deadly enemy—and for both of them desire has never come with such risk.

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The third and final book in the Goddess Wars series from Kendare Blake, Ungodly, will be out on September 22nd.

ungodlyAs ancient immortals are left reeling, a modern Athena and Hermes search the world for answers in the final Goddess War novel by the acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood

For the Goddess of Wisdom, what Athena didn’t know could fill a book. That’s what Ares said.

So she was wrong about some things. So the assault on Olympus left them beaten and scattered and possibly dead. So they have to fight the Fates themselves, who, it turns out, are the source of the gods’ illness. And sure, Athena is stuck in the underworld, holding the body of the only hero she has ever loved.

But Hermes is still topside, trying to power up Andie and Henry before he runs out of time and dies, or the Fates arrive to eat their faces.

And Cassandra is up there somewhere too. On a quest for death. With the god of death.

Just because things haven’t gone exactly according to plan, it doesn’t mean they’ve lost. They’ve only mostly lost. And there’s a big difference.

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This one is from Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. The Copper Gauntlet is the second book from The Magesterium series, due out on September 1st.

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And finally, there is Tell the Wind and Fire from Sarah Rees Brennan. It is due out sometime in 2016.

tell the wind and fire

Cover Lover – 13 New Titles

It has been a while (for me, at least) since I have done a cover lover post, so this one is a bit of a mash-up. It runs the range from adult to young adult, some good and some…not so much.

Let’s start with a book that falls into the books-that-I-am-way-too-old-for category, but I am so looking forward to anyways. The Blood of Olympus from Rick Riordan is due out on October 7th.

the blood of olympusThe second book from Lauren DeStefano‘s Internment Chronicles series, Burning Kingdoms, is due out on March 10th, 2015.

burning kingdomsFor me, this next one from Lanie Bross seems like it is not quite finished. Must be the big, bare spot on the top that throws me off. Even a quote or a blurb or a tagline up there would help. Anyways, Chaos will be released on January 27th of next year.

chaosNo. Just…no. Logan, from author Melissa Schroeder, will be released in e-format on August 26th. Most likely, a print version will follow.

loganAlso a no is Desires of the Soul from Gina L. Maxwell, which is due out on December 30th.

desires of the soulJ.D. Tyler‘s next Alpha Pack novel, Wolf’s Fall, will be released on December 2nd.

wolf's fallNext up is Once Haunted, Twice Shy from H.P. Mallory. It is due out on September 16th.

once hauntedNovember 25th is the release date for the second book in The Lost series from Sarah Beth Durst, The Missing.

the missingElizabeth Naughton‘s Twisted, the seventh story in her Eternal Guardians series, will be released sometime later this year.

redotwisted_finalMaggie Shayne‘s next Brown and DeLuca book, Innocent Prey, will be released on September 30th.

innocent preyThis Shattered World from Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, the second book from the Starbound series, will be out on December 23rd.

this shattered worldI swear, I am almost at the point of waiting for new young adult series to be released in paperback before I buy them. I can’t even count how many have released the first book with one cover design, then switched the paperback re-release and following hardcover designs to something totally different. Another one hopping on the switch-a-roo bandwagon is the Teardrop series from Lauren Kate. Book two, Waterfall, has an all new look for its October 28th release…

waterfall…aaaand, the paperback re-release of the first book, Teardrop, has a shiny new design, too. Look for it on October 28th, as well.


This and That…

There has been a bit of info coming out on some upcoming releases lately, so I thought I would do a little post showing some of the tidbits going around…

  • For some reason, I had thought that Christina Henry‘s Black Wings series was wrapping up, but it looks like a new book will be out on October 28th. This one is called Black Spring.
  • Thanks to everyone who sent me the links to J.R. Ward‘s appearance in Cincinnati, where she shared some major spoilers. One of them was that the next BDB book will be called The Shadows, and it will feature both Trez and iAm.
  • Laura Resnick‘s next Esther Diamond book, Abracadaver, will be released on November 4th.
  • Also on November 4th is the second book from Chris Marie Green‘s new Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire series. This one is called Another One Bites the Dust.
  • Well, Kim Harrison‘s final Rachel Morgan book is coming soon. The Witch With No Name is due out on September 9th.
  • The long delayed Walker Papers book by C.E. Murphy, Shaman Rises, will finally be released on June 24th.
  • November 25th is the release date for the Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin and Milla Vane (Meljean Brooks) novella, Night Shift. Nalini’s story is about Mercy’s brother Bastien, and Ilona’s is about Jim and Dali.
  • The next Sandra Hill Deadly Angels book will be called Vampire in Paradise, and it is due out on November 25th.
  • A new Deadtown novel from Nancy Holzner is also coming this year. Firestorm is due out on November 25th, as well.
  • Aimee Carter‘s second YA Blackcoat Rebellion book, Captive, will be out on November 25th.
  • It doesn’t have a title yet, but the 16th Love at Stake book from Kerrelyn Sparks will hit the shelves on December 31st.
  • Fans of J.D. Tyler‘s Alpha Pack will be glad to know that book 6, called Wolf’s Fall, will be out on December 2nd.
  • December 2nd is also the release date for Darkness Falls from Keri Arthur. It is the final book in her Dark Angels series.
  • Universal Alien from Gini Koch will also be out on December 2nd.
  • Kate Elliott starts a new series next February called The Black Wolves Trilogy. The first book is called The Black Wolves.
  • Book one of Kelley Armstrong‘s new Age of Legends series just comes out this week, but it looks like the second book will be called Empire of Night. It is due out sometime next year.
  • I have been keeping an eye out for info about Anne Bishop‘s The Others, and I finally scored. It looks like book three will be called Vision in Silver…bad news is it is due out next year. Sometime.
  • Also coming sometime in 2015 is the 4th Alpha and Omega book from Patricia Briggs. It looks like this one will be called Dead Heat.
  • The third and final book from Alexandra Bracken‘s The Darkest Minds trilogy will be called In the Afterlight, and it is due out on September 16th. She will follow it up with a new YA time travel duology, with book one being called Passenger, and book two being called Wayfarer.
  • Way off next February is Chaos Choreography, the fifth book from Seanan McGuire‘s InCryptid series.
  • Kerstin Gier will have another of her series translated into English next year with the release of Silver: The First Book of Dreams. It is due out on January 6th.
  • And the UK version of Amazon has a new Christine Feehan listing. It shows the next (and very, very long awaited) Ghostwalker book, Viper Game, as a January 25th release. I am starting the countdown as we speak.

Anything interesting? Which ones are you most excited for?

Cover Lover – 9 New Titles

So, the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of doing a recommendation section. It might take a while to work out, but it could be fun. I am going to get started on it maybe tonight, and then I will open it up for your favorites. I am thinking maybe a cover pic, a brief write up about what it is that makes the book great, and then a list of the rest of the books in the series. Or something like that.

On the cover front, there are a few new ones starting to make their way around. This first one is a Dark-Hunter short story collection from Sherrilyn Kenyon called Dark Bites. It is due out on January 21st.

dark bitesI had thought that the Shadowfae Chronicles series from Erica Hayes was complete, but it looks like there will be at least one more story. Demon Chained will be released in e-format on September 18th.

demon chainedAnd another series that seems to be getting a second life is the Gregori Legacy from Linda Poitevin. Sins of the Lost is due out on October 15th, also in e-format.

sins of the lostLabyrinth of Stars from Marjorie M. Liu was due out last year, but this latest Hunter Kiss book is now due out on February 25th.

labyrinth of starsJacquelyn Frank also writes under the name Jax, and it is under that name that she will re-release Hunter (previously an e-book release) on February 4th.

hunterI was starting wonder on the state of Shannon K. Butcher‘s Sentinel Wars series, since there hasn’t been much news for the last few months. But it looks like the next title will be Willing Sacrifice, and it will be released on March 4th. By the title, it really should be Torh and Grace. Hopefully.

willing sacrifice

There is another Argeneau Rogue Hunter book by Lynsay Sands coming out on February 28th, and it is called Vampire Most Wanted.

vampire most wantedAlmost there. I love the pinky-purple colors on Cole’s Redemption, which is the next book in J.D. Tyler‘s Alpha Pack series. It is due out on March 4th.

cole's redemptionAnd this final one is the cover for the mass market paperback release of the special edition of J.R. Ward‘s first Black Dagger Brotherhood book, Dark Lover. It is due out on February 25th.

dark loverWhat is your take on these? I like the Dark Lover cover – it would’ve been great if this had been the hardcover design. I am most excited for Willing Sacrifice, and even though I am a couple of books behind in this series it is one that I always enjoy.

Random Updates…

archangel's kissWow, hard to believe, but this is actually post number 1001.  Way back on August 11th, 2009 I started with a Cover Lover post that featured Nalini Singh‘s Archangel’s Kiss.  I think I checked every five minutes for the next few days to see if anyone had actually viewed it…such a nerd.  So, forward a few years, and things haven’t really changed.  Things have expanded a bit, and the look has changed a few times, but other than that things are pretty much still the same (and I am still a nerd).

On the site side of things, I have updated all of the Series Reading List pages, so all of the book lists are as up-to-date as I could get them.  I took the opportunity to finally work on the long neglected Completed Series List page, as well.  There are some that I think are finished that I didn’t add, since I couldn’t find official word that they were in fact over.  I will be keeping an eye on them, but if you see any that I missed feel free to give me a shout.  Also, WordPress decided to play with the way that the code for linking to a specific spot on a page was worded, which meant that all of those “Blah Blah reading list HERE” links no longer worked.  I do believe that I got that dealt with as well (each one had to be redone individually, so I hope I didn’t miss any).

On the Character Guide front, I added one a couple weeks back for Kresley Cole‘s Arcana Chronicles (speaking of which, it looks like book two, Endless Knight, will not be out until next October).  I also got Thea Harrison‘s Elder Races guide up to date and added the info for Lord’s Fall, and I am almost done the rough copy for the last two Darynda Jones Charley Davidson books.  That one should be FINALLY updated by the middle of this week.  That just leaves me Archangel’s Storm and a Mythos Academy book to get caught up.  Yay.

There are a few newbies to add to the New Release pages, as well…

  • It looks like Linda Poitevin will release another Grigori Legacy book in 2013, this one called Sins of the Righteous.
  • Also due next year is the third book in Adrian Phoenix‘s Hoodoo series, Black Moon Mojo.
  • The second book in Jamie Quaid‘s new Saturn’s Daughter series, Damn Him to Hell, will be released on June 25th.
  • There will be another Anna Strong book from Jeanne C. Stein coming out on August 27th.  Right now, the title is TBA.
  • Awaken the Damned is the title of the third League of Guardians book from Juliana Stone, and it will be released on June 25th.
  • Alpha Pack book number four from J.D. Tyler, Hunter’s Heart, will be released on September 3rd.
  • You will be able to get a new Kitty Norville book from Carrie Vaughn on July 30th.  This new one will be called Kitty in the Underworld.
  • Looks like there is also another Lupi book from Eileen Wilks in the works, as well.  Ritual Magic, Lupi #10, will be out next on August 6th.
  • Eternal Sin is the title of the 6th Mark of the Vampire book from Laura Wright.  Look for it next November.

Cover Lover – 14 New Titles

There are quite a few to show this time around, and many of them came from Goodreads.  Some came from authors blogs and websites, as well.  This first one is from J.D. Tyler‘s Alpha Pack series.  Black Moon is due out on December 4th.

Through the Ever Night is the second book from Veronica Rossi‘s Under the Never Sky series, and it is due out on January 8th.

This next one is from a new series starting at the end of this year by Coreene CallahanKnight Awakened is the first book of the Circle of Seven series.

The Program, from author Suzanne Young, is due out on April 30th of next year.  It is the first book of the series also called The Program.

I thought this one was pretty.  Rise is the second book from Andrea Cremer‘s Nightshade spin-off series, due out on January 8th.

I still have the last two of these to read.  I am so, so far behind.  Born of Fury is the next book in Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s The League series, due out next year.

Lilith Saintcrow (as Lili St. Crow) will release Nameless on April 4th of next year.  It is the first book of the Tales of Madness and Beauty series.  And I want that chick’s hair.

I didn’t even realize that there was a fourth book due out for Kimberly Derting‘s Bodyfinder series until I saw it posted on Goodreads.  This one is called Dead Silence, and it will be released on April 16th.

Yasmine Galenorn is really good about upping her new coverart early.  This one is the cover for her upcoming Otherworld novel, Haunted Moon.  Look for it on January 29th.

Kate Cross‘s second Clockwork Agents book, Touch of Steel, will be out on December 4th.

This next one…frightens me.  Badly.  A Touch Menacing is the third book of the Touch Mortal series from Leah Clifford, due out on March 5th.

Lauren Oliver‘s third and final Delirium book, Requiem, will be released on March 5th.

Almost done.  The first book of Claudia Gray‘s upcoming Spellcaster series, also called Spellcaster, will be released on March 5th.

And this last one is from Rebecca MaizelStolen Nights is the follow-up to Infinite Days, and it should be hitting the shelves on February 5th.

Which one is your favorite?  Mine is Andrea Cremer’s Rise, while A Touch Menacing is still scaring me.  Good lord, the eyes!

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 Series Alert

Seems like just yesterday when I did the last one of these, but once again it is time to look at the authors starting up new series this week.  First off is Rachel Caine.  This week sees the debut of her new Revivalist series with the release of Working Stiff.  Definitely something a little different with this one…


Bryn Davis is new on the job as a funeral director, but even she knows that once you’re dead, you ought to stay that way. But Fairview Mortuary has a hidden backroom business: reviving the dead for profit, at extortionate rates.

Finding out may cost Bryn more than her life … it may just take away her death, too.

No info yet on following books.

Vampire Armageddon is the new one coming from Devyn Quinn.  Book one is called Darkness Descending, and boasts a beauty of a cover.


The first seal has been broken, signaling the end of days. Fallen angels in the form of vampires are infecting humans one by one, creating an army fit for Armageddon. Of the few who survive the infection, one stands alone above all others…

For one year, Jesse Burke has been suppressing the beast within, driven by vengeance to destroy the vampiric fallen angels terrorizing New Orleans. But a war of biblical proportions is too much for one girl to handle, and she must turn to slayer Maddox deValois for training, though it threatens her fiercely-guarded independence. But the sinister demon Queen Amonate is doing everything in her power to lure Jesse to her side to fulfill her destiny as the mother of the devil’s child.

Before this war is over, everyone will learn that hell hath no fury like a woman possessed…

It will be followed by Darkness Awakening, release info TBA.

And this is one I have been looking very forward to.  Primal Law, from author J.D. Tyler, is the first book in the Alpha Pack series.  Can’t wait to get my hands on it.


Meet the Alpha Pack, a top-secret military team of wolf-shifters fighting the most dangerous predators in the world, both human and nonhuman.

After a massacre leaves Jaxon Law crippled, he must relearn how to fight-and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when Jax rescues a beautiful woman who awakens his primal instincts, he is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead. Soon he must decide if the deep connection he feels with Kira is worth defying the ultimate shifter law…

Next up will be Savage Awakening, with a release date of April 3rd.

Random Updates…

Not a lot this time around, but a few new release dates emerging…edited to add a couple of more after the original post.

  • Next April, Shiloh Walker will release her next Hunters book, this one called Veil of Destruction.
  • Jessica Andersen‘s Nightkeepers series is drawing to a close next year, and one of the last books is going to be called Magic Unchained.  It will also be an April release.
  • Savage Awakening will be the second book from J.D. Tyler‘s upcoming Alpha Pack series.  It is due out next April.
  • The pre-order link for Lora Leigh‘s upcoming Breeds book, Stygian’s Honor, are now up.  This one is due out March 27th.
  • And Lover Reborn now has an official release date.  J.R. Ward‘s next Black Dagger Brotherhood hardcover book, featuring Tohr, will be available on March 27th of next year.
  • Devon Monk’s Allie Beckstrom series will see another installment come out next April, this one called Magic Without Mercy.
  • The Downside Ghosts series from Stacia Kane continues next March with the release of book four, called Sacrificial Magic.