A Beginning and an End

Keri Arthur is one of many established authors who are starting up new series in the coming months. It seems to be somewhat a time of transitioning between ending popular existing series and setting up new ones, and Keri Arthur‘s next venture will be called The Outcasts. The first book is City of Light, and it will be released on January 6th.

city of lightAnd I was really surprised in my last batch of updating to find out that MaryJanice Davidson is wrapping up her Queen Betsy/Undead series in 2016. The as-yet-untitled book is the 15th of the series.

What is your take on the beginning of a new one and the end of an old one? Any thoughts on the end of Queen Betsy? I haven’t read them myself, but in what I have heard about them people usually say they should’ve wrapped up quite a while back.

Updating Part 2 – Cover Lover

Yesterday was blurb day, toady is cover reveal day (that means I will stumble on a bunch more as soon as this is posted, but what can you do?). Let’s start with the next Queen Betsy book from MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unforgiven, which is due out on October 6th.

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Cover two is from A.C. Arthur and her Shadow Shifters series. Primal Heat is due out on August 4th.

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Terry Spear is another of a long list I have been meaning to get to, and her next Heart of the Wolf book is called SEAL Wolf Hunting. It is due out on July 7th.

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Cover four is from Lori Handeland‘s Sisters of the Craft series. Smoke on the Water is due out on August 4th.

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Grim Tidings is the second book from Caitlin Kittredge Hellhound Chronicles, which is due out on August 1st.

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The next Celta book from Robin D. Owens will be called Heart Legacy, and it is due out on November 3rd.

heart legacy

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Beth Cato‘s The Clockwork Crown is due out on June 9th. It is the second book in the Clockwork Dagger duology.

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Public Enemies, the second book from Ann Aguirre‘s Immortal Game series, is due out on August 4th.

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And wrapping this batch up is The Clouded Sky by Megan Crewe. It is the second book of the Earth and Sky series, and it is due out on May 5th.

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Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

After yesterday’s seven covers, I figured that was it for a couple of days. Of course, I found 6 more today just to prove me wrong…and this batch is a bit more interesting than the last one. First up is the collection of stories from Patricia Briggs‘ Mercyverse, Shifting Shadows, which will be released on September 2nd.

shifting shadowsThis next one is for Undead and Unwary, the next book from the Queen Betsy series from MaryJanice Davidson. It is due out on October 7th.

undead and unwarySamantha Shannon‘s second book, The Mime Order, is up next. It is due out on October 21st.

the mime orderThe re-release of Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s Dark Hunter series in hardcover continues with Night Play on September 30th.

night playNumber five is from J.D. Robb and her In Death series. Festive in Death is due out on September 9th.

festive in deathAnd finally, this next one is from Jacqueline Carey. Poison Fruit is the third book in her Agents of Hel series, and it is due out on October 7th.

poisoned fruitWhat do you think of this batch? The Mercy book is pretty as always, but the rest are pretty, too. Any favorites?

Random Stuff and Cover Lover

Well, sometimes timing just works out perfectly. Last night I finished up the quick little character guide for the first book of The Innkeeper Chronicles, and today the first chapter of book two was upped on Ilona Andrews‘ site. This one is called Sweep in Peace, and as before, there will be a chapter upped roughly every week with hopefully another print version to follow at the end.

Also, for those who are impatiently awaiting the next Guild Hunter book Archangel’s Shadows, Nalini Singh upped a small excerpt featuring Janvier and Ashwini. Since this is of course one of my most anticipated releases for this year, I was pretty happy to see a little something to tide me over.

On the cover side of things, there are five new ones for today. This first one is the cover for the upcoming Sookie Stackhouse anthology featuring short stories from authors like Seanan McGuire, Rachel Caine and MaryJanice Davidson. Dead But Not Forgotten is due out on November 25th.

dead but not forgottenCover #2 comes from Lexi Blake‘s Thieves series. Steal the Night is due out on June 3rd in e-format, with a print version to follow at a later date.

steal the nightThere are three young adult titles, too. Collide is the long delayed third book from Melissa West‘s The Taking series, and it is now set for a December 2nd release.

collideI must admit, I am digging this next cover. The Girl Who Never Was, from author Skylar Dorset, will be out on June 1st.

the girl who never wasAnd finally, Josephine Angelini starts up her new Worldwalker Trilogy on September 2nd with the release of the first book, Trial by Fire.

trial by fire

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 – 7 New Titles

Seven noobies for this post (well, a couple have been around for a few days, but I waited until I had more to post).  Most of these came from Goodreads, and a couple from All Things Urban Fantasy – many thanks.  This first one is from Seanan McGuire and her InCryptid series.  Midnight Blue-Light Special is due out on March 5th.

This next one comes from Amanda Bonilla‘s Shaede Assassin series.  Crave the Darkness also has a release date of March 5th.

I have never gotten into the Queen Betsy series, but the covers are fun, at least.  MaryJanice Davidson‘s Undead and Unsure will be out the middle of next year.

Tessa Adams starts up a new series, Lone Star Witch, with the release of Soulbound on February 5th.

This one is a bit…disappointing, I guess.  It has potential, but looks like someone just sort of gave up and never finished it.  Betrayed by Shadows is showing as an e-book only release for Nancy Gideon, and it will be released on December 18th.

From the young adult isle, there are a couple of new ones, too.  Jessica Therrien‘s Uprising, part of her Children of the Gods series, will be released next spring.

And this final one is from Cynthia Hand.  It is the Australian cover for Boundless, part of the Unearthly series, and it is due out this coming January.  I usually wouldn’t include this one, but it was so pretty I just had to.  It is actually my favorite cover I have seen in a while, and I am having total cover envy for this one.

Cover Lover – 13 New Titles

Well, I was updating again, and found a lot of new or just new-to-me covers.  A lot of these came from Goodreads, so thanks again.  I was toying with the idea of starting a “cover of the month” thing, but finding a way to keep track of them might be a bit tricky.  I must think more about this one.  Anyways, here goes…

February 26th is the release date for Dualed, from Elsie Chapman.  It is the first book from the series of the same name, and it will be followed by Divided in February 2014.  This sounds interesting.

Next up is also young adult.  I must say, this one doesn’t quite do it for me, but then neither did the first cover for the first book in the series.  Shannon Dittemore‘s second Angel Eyes book, Broken Wings, is also due out next February.

Still on the YA, this one is from author Cynthia Hand Boundless is the third book from her Unearthly series, due out on January 22nd.

Coming this November is the second book from Alyson Noel‘s Soul Seekers series, Echo.

This one for me is a no.  NO.  Not a bit of cover love at all.  Hidden, from P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, is due out on October 16th, 2012.

Not sure what is going on with all of the Young Adult covers this go round, but they continue.  Rise, the third book from Anna Carey‘s Eve series, is due out on April 2nd.

I actually thought this one was for one of the previous books in the series, they look so much alike.  The Rising is the third book from Kelley Armstrong‘s Darkness Rising series (or the sixth book of The Darkest Powers series).  Look for it on April 9th.

Last young adult cover.  This one is Everbound, the second book of Brodi Ashton‘s Everneath series, which is due out on January 22nd.

Over on her blog, Keri Arthur upped the first and fourth covers from her Nikki and Michael series, in the process of being re-released.  Book one is Dancing with the Devil

…and book four is Kiss the Night Goodbye.  No idea where two and three are, but I will keep an eye out for them.  I had a release date for the first book, but looks like it might have been pushed back.

MaryJanice Davidson‘s Queen Betsy series continues with the release of Undead and Underwater, due out on March 5th.

The third Kat Redding book from E.S. Moore will be called Blessed by a Demon’s Mark.  It will be released on December 31st.

And this final one is more of an upgrade than a debut.  A while back, I got my hands on a small version of the cover for Leopard’s Prey, the December Leopard series book from Christine Feehan.  This is the first full sized one I could get my hands on, so it will make a re-debut.


Random Updates…

I have something like 70 books to add to the New Release pages, so I thought I would list a few of them here.  Or, you know, a ton of them.

  • December 18th will be the release date for the 7th Moonlight book from Nancy Gideon, called Betrayed By Shadows.
  • The third Light Blade book from Kylie Griffin will be called Allegiance Sworn.  It will be released sometime next year.
  • Sophie Jordan will start a new series next year called Uninvited.  The first book will also be called Uninvited.
  • A Taste of Ice is the title of the second Elementals book from Hanna Martine, and it will be released on December 31st.
  • The next Warriors of the Mist book from Alexis Morgan will be called Her Knight’s Quest.  It is scheduled for release on March 5th.
  • There will be a Downside Ghosts prequel e-novella from Stacia Kane releasing soon, called Finding Magic.
  • Next March, Shannon Messenger will start up a new series with the release of Let the Sky Fall.  No word yet on the series title.
  • Also coming next March will be The Collector, the first book in the Dante Valentine series from Victoria Scott.
  • The third Angelfire book from Courtney Allison Moulton will be called Shadows in the Silence, and it should be out next January 29th.
  • Nina Berry‘s second Otherkin book will be called Othermoon, and it is scheduled for release next February.
  • Looks like the Lynsay Sands Argeneau Vampire series will see another book coming out next March 26th, this one called Immortal Ever After.
  • Mating Instinct, from Katie Reus‘ Moon Shifters series, will be released on March 5th.
  • Looks like March 5th is also the release date for the next Queen Betsy book from MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Underwater.
  • The re-release of Keri Arthur‘s backlist continues with Dancing With the Devil, the first book of the Nikki and Michael series.  It will be out on February 26th.
  • Night Resurrected, the next book from Joss Ware‘s Envy Chronicles series, will be released on February 26th.
  • The pre-order link is up for the next Night Huntress book from Jeaniene Frost.  No official title has been released, as yet, but it will be hitting the shelves on February 26th.
  • Coming on February 5th is the third book from Lauren Dane‘s Bound by Magick series, Going Under.
  • The hardcover re-releases of the Black Dagger Brotherhood from J.R. Ward continues with Lover Awakened up next.  Look for it on February 5th.
  • Also coming on February 5th is A Taste of Seduction from Sylvia Day, part of her Renegade Angels series.
  • The third book of Kathy Love‘s Devilish series, Devilishly Wicked, will be released on January 29th.
  • Haunted Moon, part of Yasmine Galenorn‘s Otherworld series, will be coming out on January 29th.
  • Looks like there is some sign of things getting back on track for C.L. Wilson.  The long delayed The Winter King is now showing a release date of January 29th, 2013.
  • The third book from Heather Killough-Walden‘s new lost Angels series, Death’s Angel, will be released on December 31st.
  • Christine Feehan‘s December release will be from her Leopard series.  Leopard’s Prey will be hitting the shelves on December 24th.
  • Of Shadow Born, from Dianne Sylvan‘s Shadow World series, will be released on March 26th.
  • Next up for Vicki Pettersson‘s Celestial Blues series is The Lost, due to be released on March 19th.
  • The tentative title for the next Amanda Bonilla Shaede Assassin series book is Crave the Darkness.  Look for it on March 5th.
  • And finally, it looks like there is also going to be a re-release of Patricia Brigg‘s Alpha and Omega books in hardcover.  Cry Wolf is coming out on February 5th.

Cover Lover – 8 New Titles

Hm, not really sure what the big thing is with all of the new covers coming out the last few days, but I found a few more to throw on the pile.  The next Queen Betsy book from MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unstable, has a fun, funky cover.  This one is due out in hardcover on June 5th.

There is a second MaryJanice Davidson cover out, as well.  This one is called Dying for You, and it appears to be a collection of four short stories.  It is an August 7th release.

I didn’t realize that Kelley Armstrong was ending her Women of the Otherworld series.  Looks like number 13, titled Thirteen, will be the final story.  It will be released on July 24th.

I am not a big fan of Jean Johnson (I wanted to go through the page and kill the “heroine” of her Sons of Destiny series, Kelly), but the cover for The Shifter is not bad.  Not sure if this is connected to any previous books, but it is due out on May 1st.

Number five is from author Dakota Cassidy.  She returns to her Accidental series with the June 5th release of Accidentally Dead, Again.

Charlaine Harris‘ Sookie Stackhouse covers are…different.  I don’t actually like them, but they do stand out, and Deadlocked is no exception.  This one is coming out on May 1st.

The second book from Kylie Griffin‘s Light Blade series now has a cover.  Alliance Forged is due out next fall.

The last one is from Robin D. Owens.  She continues her Celta’s Heartmates series next fall with the release of Heart Secret.  I didn’t even hear about this one before, which means I am way behind.

Book News…

After I made the book news post below, I found a few more.  Never fails, does it?

  • I haven’t found much info out yet whether it is a new offering or a redo of one of the Fixed series, but Christine Warren will have a new one coming out on April 24th called On The Prowl.
  • The next Queen Betsy book from MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unstable, will be released on June 5th.
  • June 5th will see a new release from the Anita Blake series from Laurell K. Hamilton.  It is the 21st book of the series, but no word on the title at this point.  The preorder link is HERE
  • Anya Bast will have a new book coming out on May 1st called Embraced of the Damned.  It is the first book of a new series, called Brotherhood of the Damned.
  • The third book in Rebecca Zanetti‘s Dark Protectors series will be called Hunted.  Look for it on April 24th.
  • There will be another Lords of the Satyr book released next April 24th.  Sevin is the seventh book in the series from Elizabeth Amber.
  • and finally, Lynn Kurland will have a new book called All For You coming out at the end of next April.