Well, I did play around a bit with the design again today, even though I had thought I was done. I really like the text-based design, but the lack of some sort of image at the top made things look unfinished. A simple Google search turned up a couple of images that I whipped into a header. Hope you like. I also played around a bit with the drop down menu, trying to make things stand out more. The tinkering never ends, I guess.
Now, on to the new series coming our way this week. There are two to look forward to, one adult and one young adult. The adult release is called Mist, and it is the first book in the Mist series by Susan Krinard. For some reason, I thought this one was being released in hardcover, but it is actually paperback. Not sure where I got that idea from.
Centuries ago, all was lost in the Last Battle when the Norse gods and goddesses went to war. The elves, the giants, and the gods and goddesses themselves were all destroyed, leaving the Valkyrie Mist one of the only survivors.
Or so she thought.
When a snowy winter descends upon modern-day San Francisco in June, Mist’s quiet existence starts to feel all too familiar. In quick succession, Mist is attacked by a frost giant in a public park and runs into an elf disguised as a homeless person on the streets…and then the man Mist believed was her mortal boyfriend reveals himself to be the trickster god, Loki, alive and well after all these years.
Loki has big plans for the modern world, and he’s been hanging around Mist for access to a staff that once belonged to the great god Odin. Mist is certain of one thing: Loki must be stopped if there is to be any hope for Earth. But the fight is even bigger than she knows….
Because Loki wasn’t the only god to survive.
And the new young adult series is from the very popular Jenna Black. Replica is the first book of the series of the same name.
Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy.
Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren’t in love, they’ve grown up close, and they (and the world) are happy enough with their match.
Until Nate turns up dead, and as far as everyone knows, Nadia was the last person to see him alive.
When the new Nate wakes up in the replication tanks, he knows he must have died, but with a memory that only reaches to his last memory backup, he doesn’t know what killed him. Together, Nadia and Nate must discover what really happened without revealing the secrets that those who run their world would kill to protect.
I am eyeing Mist, but trying to control myself. I am going to be a good girl and check the reviews for this one, but it does sound very interesting. Do either of these sound like something you would be interested in this week.