Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

Updating time again, and in doing them I came across a few new covers. This first one is the e-book re-release of The Story of Son, a Black Dagger Brotherhood novella from J.R. Ward. This one will be out on April 14th.

the story of sonHeld captive by a dark, seductive vampire with an unworldly hunger, the beautiful Claire Stroughton fears her life as a lawyer has irrevocably taken a turn for the worse. But when this deeply sensual-and highly dangerous-vampire convinces Claire that his desire for her is stronger than his lust for blood, she is compelled to give everything up to him, body and soul…

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Jocelynn Drake‘s final Asylum Tales story was released in serial format last year, and the compilation version of Demon’s Vengeance will be out on April 14th.

demon's vengeance

The complete novel that comprises Demon’s Fury, Demon’s Vow and Inner Demon.

Powerful warlock and tattoo artist Gage has managed to escape the magical Ivory Towers who terrorize the rest of humans and monsters—but at a price. Now he must join forces with his nemesis, Gideon, to stop an entity that is using forbidden Death Magic to commit gruesome murders across the nation. And if that’s not keeping him busy enough, an investigator recruits Gage to help her track a killer … who might be targeting tattoo artists.

When Gage discovers a demon locked away, it offers him access to dark magic in exchange for its freedom—a dangerous opportunity, but one that could save his loved ones. Gage must choose between what is right and what is easy.

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I am looking forward to checking out the first book of the Peri Reed Chronicles from Kim Harrison when The Drafter comes out on September1st.

the drafterDuring a routine but dangerous Opti task, Peri Reed finds out her trusted partner has made her a corrupt agent. Her unique ability to jump back forty seconds in time to correct a mistake leaves her vulnerable when her partner, who is responsible for replacing her memory of the event, gives her a false one. But Peri lives and dies on her intuition, and she begins to piece her twisted reality together as she flees her one-time secure situation at Opti and tries to find the truth with a sullen but talented psychologist named Silas who works for the very agency trying to bring the Opti corruption to light.

With Howard, tech and med specialist, and Taf, gun-toting daughter of the opposing grass-roots agency, Silas and Peri try to rebuild her memory of the night she killed her partner, knowing it will put her mental stability in danger. Peri remembers, and thoughts of revenge keep her alive and moving forward as she tries to put an end to Opti, working with the very faction that wants to see her dead.

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Terri Brisbin is a new-to-me author, but it looks like the second book of her Stone Circles series will be called Raging Seas. It will be released on October 6th.

raging seaEons ago, seven ancient deities trapped the goddess of chaos under a ring of stones. But now, in the darkest days of the 13th century, Chaela threatens to escape, leaving the fate of all humanity in the hands of two young lovers…

Ran believed herself to be a normal fisherman’s daughter, until a turbulant storm unleashed within her powers she never knew she had. Those powers have drawn her into the battle of two warring factions: the Warriors of Destiny, whom she knows in her heart to be noble, and a menacing army holding her father captive. Her hope for survival is in the hands of Soren, the man she once loved, the man who betrayed her, and the only man she can trust in a raging battle against evil.

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The final book of Sabrina Benulis‘s young adult The Books of Raziel series is called Angelus, and it will be out on November 10th.

angelusThe war begun by three powerful angel siblings—Raziel, Lucifel, and Israfel—has divided the kingdoms of both Heaven and Hell, and the destruction is spilling over into the human world.

The last hope for a crumbling world is the Archon—the human Angela Mathers who has the power to control the supernatural universe. Angela alone can successfully oppose Lucifel and open Raziel’s Book, to use its power for good. But to do so would mean murdering her best friend, a sacrifice Angela refuses to contemplate.

Angela sits on the throne of Hell, fulfilling a prophecy of ruin. But ruin does not always mean destruction—sometimes it means revolution. Time is running out for both Angela and the universe, and former enemies are eager to see her fail. As she enters the Angelus duel for the crown of Heaven, she can only pray that she’ll see her friends again.

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And the final one for today is another young adult release. Broken Crowns is the finale of the Internment Chronicles from Lauren DeStefano, and it will be out this October.

broken crownsAnyone else planning on checking out the new Kim Harrison series? It will be my first by her, and maybe a stepping stone to picking up her previous works.


Cover Lover – The Asylum Tales

Hey all…I made it back in one piece. Something like 12 hours of sleep total over the course of the last 5 days, but whatcha gonna do? Easing back into things, I thought I would up the three covers for the serialized last book in Jocelynn Drake‘s Asylum Tales series.

The first installment is called Demon’s Fury, and it will be released on October 14th.

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The second part is called Demon’s Vow, and it will be out on October 21st.

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And things wrap up on October 28th with Inner Demon.

inner demonLooks like it is time to see what I missed out on while I was gone…and then nap. For a long, long time.

Cover Lover – 3 New Titles

These first two I grabbed from All Things Urban Fantasy, so thanks again.  The second book from Jocelynn Drake‘s new Asylum Tales series, Dead Man’s Deal, will be released on May 7th.

dead man's deal

Suzanne Johnson‘s Elysian Fields, part of her Sentinels of New Orleans series, will be released in hardcover on August 13th.

elysian fields

This final one is from Natalie J. DamschroderHeavy Metal is part of her Goddesses Rising series, and it is due out on July 30th.

goddesses rising

Hm, I actually like all three covers.  The first one is funky, the second one is artsy and cool, and the third one is hot.  Not a bad set at all.

Random Updates…

As I am going through the Series Reading list pages and updating, I am coming across a bit of new info on some upcoming releases.  As you can probably tell, I am only through the first three pages (so A-F), but it still amazes me how much info I can miss.

  • The second book of Jocelynn Drake‘s new Asylum Tales series will be called Dead Man’s Deal, and it will be out next May 7th.
  • This coming January, Lenore Appelhans will release her debut young adult book, Level 2.  Well, Amazon is now listing the second book in the Memory Chronicles series for January 2014, and it will be called…Level 3.  Huh.
  • The second book of Jill Archer‘s new Noon Onyx series, Fiery Edge of Steel, will be released on May 28th.
  • From what I can tell, there will be an e-book only anthology released February 12th called Vampires Gone Wild.  It will feature novellas from Kerrelyn Sparks, Amanda Arista, Pamela Palmer and Kim Falconer, with the Sparks story being from her Love at Stake series.
  • I enjoyed Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, and now the preorder links for book two of the series, Of Triton, are showing a release date of May 28th.  Looking forward to this one.
  • From what I am seeing around, Jennifer Lynn Barnes is starting a new young adult series in January with the release of Nobody.  It is about young people no one ever notices, which makes them the perfect assassins.
  • Some are saying this is stand alone, others are saying it is the first of a series, but Rachel Caine will release a book next July called Prince of Shadows.  It is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet from the point of view of Benvolio and Rosaline.
  • There will be a second book of the Chimney Rock series from Stella CameronDarkness Bred will be out next May 28th.
  • Karina Cooper will have a new Dark Mission novella out next March 5th called Wicked Lies.  It will be followed by another full length book, One for the Wicked, on April 30th.
  • Sarah Crossan‘s second Breathe novel, Resist, will be out October 13th.
  • Fans of Coreene Callahan‘s Dragonfury series will be happy.  Looks like there will be at least three more books in the series.  Fury of Desire, Fury of Obsession, and Fury of Surrender will be released starting next spring.
  • A fourth book from Lauren Dane‘s Bound By Magick series will be out next November.  No word on the title, as yet.
  • Also unnamed is the fourth book from Dianne Duvall‘s Immortal Guardians series, but it has a release date of October 1st.
  • Lexi George will release another Demon Hunting book next February 1st called Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar.  I completely forgot to post the cover, too.  Duh.
  • This one seems to have been on the back-burner for quite a while, but the final book in Kate Elliott‘s Spiritwalker trilogy, Cold Steel, is now showing a release date of June 25th.
  • There will be an anthology featuring Jennifer Estep, Rob Thurman, and Rachel Caine coming out next July 30th called Carniepunk.  I have no clue what series the stories will be coming from, though.
  • And finally, it looks like the ninth book in Jennifer Estep‘s Elemental Assassin series will be called Heart of Venom.  Look for it on August 27th.

Cover Lover – 5 New Titles

I actually grabbed a couple of these from All Things Urban Fantasy, so thanks again.  This first one is from an upcoming series I am quite looking forward to.  Writing under the name J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout will start an adult series called Nephilim Rising, and this first book is called Unchained.  It will be released on October 16th.

I found a small version of this one a while ago, but only just found a decent one to post.  Lucy Monroe continues her Children of the Moon series with the release of Dragon’s Moon, due out on September 4th.

Jocelynn Drake starts up a new UF series this fall called The Asylum Tales.  The first book, Angel’s Ink, is due out on October 16th.

Dream Unchained is the title of the second book in Kate Douglas‘ Dream series, due out on October 30th.

And the final one for this post comes from Sarah AldersonLosing Lila is the second book in the young adult Lila series, and it is scheduled for release on August 2nd.

Random Updates…

I have quite a few to add to the new release pages in the next little bit.  Some I haven’t heard of, some I can’t wait for…

  • Sharie Kohler will continue her Moon Chasers series next August with the release of A Soul So Wicked.
  • As I blabbed in a post a few days ago, Kresley Cole‘s first IAD spin off book will be about the Dacians.  Shadow’s Claim is the first book of the Realm of Blood and Mist series, due out on August 21st.
  • Precinct 13 is the first book of a new adult series from author Tate Hallaway, and should be available on August 7th.
  • The second book from Joy Nash‘s The Watchers series will be called The Unholy.  It has a release date of August 7th.
  • On July 31st, Molly Harper will release The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires.  Not sure if this is part of a series, though.
  • Christine Feehan‘s redone Dark Desire, a re-write of a previous Carpathian book, will be coming out in paperback on July 31st.
  • The second book of Cynthia Eden‘s upcoming Angel series, Angel Betrayed, is now looking like a July release.
  • Fire Kissed, the new one from Erin Kellison, will be released on July 3rd.
  • The third book of Katherine Irons‘ Seaborne series, Waterborne, is scheduled for June 26th.
  • Jaime Rush will have a new one out from her Offspring series at the end of next may, called Darkness Becomes Her.
  • The seventh book from Jennifer Estep‘s Elemental Assassin series, Widow’s Web, will be released on August 21st.
  • Time Untime, the next in a long list of Dark-Hunter books from Sherrilyn Kenyon, now has a release date of August 7th.
  • Book two of Rachel Caine‘s new Revivalist series, Two Weeks’ Notice, is due out on August 7th.
  • On August 7th, the next book from K.A. Stewart‘s Jesse James Dawson series will be out, called A Wolf at the Door.
  • The Next Charley Madigan book from Kelly Gay, Shadows Before the Sun, will be out on July 31st.
  • Sins Dark Caress is the third book from Tracey O’Hara‘s Dark Brethren series.  It is scheduled for release on July 31st.
  • Jocelynn Drake kicks off a new series with Angel Wings, coming out on June 26th.
  • June 26th is also the release date for Kasey MacKenzie‘s upcoming Black Hearted Betrayal.
  • Changeling, the next book from Kelly Meding, is due out on June 26th.
  • and Taylor Keating‘s third book, Fair Game, will be out on June 26th as well.

Cover Lover – 8 New Covers

Since people didn’t seem to mind my last post of 12 covers done all together, thought I would go that way again.  This time around, I have eight new ones…or at least new to me.

First up is the first book from Karina Cooper‘s new Dark Mission series, called Blood of the Wicked.  This one is due out on May 31st.

The final book in Jocelynn Drake‘s Dark Days series will be called Burn the Night.  It should be out on June 28th.

Number three is the first book of Devon Monk‘s new Age of Steam series, called Dead Iron.  It has a July 5th release date.

Devil Without a Cause is the new one from Terri Garey, due out on May 31st.

Terry Spear continues her successful Wolf series with Dreaming of the Wolf, which should be available sometime in 2011.

Not so sure how much I am loving this one, but the second book in Laurie London‘s Sweetblood series has a cover.  Embraced by Blood has a release date of June 21st.

Merrie DeStefano will be releasing Feast: Harvest of Dreams on June 28th.

And finally, this one is a bit on the bland side.  The next Argeneau Vampire book from Lynsay Sands will be called The Reluctant Vampire.  Look for it on May 31st.

Random Updates

  • June 28th, 2011 is the release date for the sixth book in Jocelynn Drake‘s Dark Days series, this one called Burn the Night.
  • The eighth Paladins of Darkness book, from Alexis Morgan, is being listed as The Darkness Beyond, and is scheduled for May 31st, 2011.
  • The Neon Graveyard will be the sixth book in Vicki Pettersson‘s Signs of the Zodiac series, due out on May 31st, 2011.
  • The final book in Jennifer Rardin‘s Jaz Parks series will be The Deadliest Bite, published posthumously on June 2nd, 2011.
  • C.E. Murphy‘s Spirit Dances, from the Walker Paper’s series, will be out on April 1st.
  • Number three from the H&W Investigations series by Jess Haines, Deceived by the Others, will be on the shelves on July 15th.
  • Amanda Quick will have her eleventh book in her Arcane Society series out on April 19th.  This one is called Quicksilver.
  • Lori Handeland has two updates.  Crave the Moon will be the eleventh Night Creature novel, out on June 28th, and she also returns to her Phoenix Chronicles series with Demons at the Gate, scheduled for sometime in 2011.

Spotlight on…Jocelynn Drake

The covers have been out for a while now for books four and five of Jocelynn Drake’s The Dark Days series.  It took me some major searching to track down the backcover copies for them, though.

Book four is Pray for Dawn, coming on June  29th.

Pray for salvation…Pray for daylight… Murder has pulled Mira out of the shadows and back into the living world…

As the fire-wielding enforcer of the Nightwalker Coven wrestles with the mind-destroying ghosts of her past, the slaying of a Senator’s daughter in Savannah threatens to expose her kind to the brilliant light of day.  The dawn of chaos has come.  The naturi have broken free of their eternal prison to feed on the defenseless and unbelieving of an unprepared Earth.

Mira and Danaus – vampire and vampire slayer – must unite to prevent the annihilation of their separate races.  But for Danaus the challenge is intensified for he must also fight the bori who covets his soul.  And Mira, the Nightwalker he must protect – whose power is Earth’s last hope – is rapidly going insane.

Book five will be out on July 27th, and is called Wait for Dusk.

There is no sanctuary in the night… Feared even by her own kind for her mastery of fire, the Nightwalker Mira is summoned by the Coven to take her rightful place as Elder. But with this honor comes grave responsibility—a commitment to the annihilation of the unleashed naturi. For now the foul creatures walk the earth—and neither vampire nor human will survive their horrific onslaught.

A tide of blood is sweeping relentlessly across the European continent, as Mira is dispatched to Budapest for the most devastating test yet of her astonishing powers—and falls into a well-laid trap. With the dark secrets that haunt her growing darker by the hour, she must confront the terrible truth of her past and protect her fragile sanity in the face of unanticipated treachery—a betrayal by her ally, her enemy, her lover…the vampire slayer, Danaus.