Cover Lover – 6 New Titles

I have gotten all of the monthly new release pages updated and dates double checked right through to the end of 2013.  There have been a couple that shifted around (like Larissa Ione‘s new vampire series book Bound by Night, which will now be released on October 1st rather than July).  In the process of updating, I came across a couple of new covers.

This one reminds me of Lindsay Lohan, which is never a good thing.  Only Lycans Need Apply from Michele Bardsley‘s Broken Heart Vampires series, and it will be released on April 2nd.

only lycans need apply

Now, this next one doesn’t really look like the finished cover to me, but I can’t find anything that says any different.  The Eternity Cure from Julie Kagawa is due out in hardcover on April 30th.

the eternity cure

I was very much surprised by how much I enjoyed Anna Bank‘s Of Poseidon, so I have high hopes for the sequel, Of Triton.  It is due out on May 28th.

of triton

The cover is out for the next Indigo Court book from Yasmine Galenorn, Night Vision.  Look for it on July 2nd.

night vision

Inked Destiny is the title of the next Jory Strong Inked series book, which should also be released on July 2nd.

inked destiny

And the final one for today is from the Wolf series from Terry SpearSilence of the Wolf is a pretty one, and will unbelievably be #13 in the series.

silence of the wolf


New Release Dates

I do love the first of the month, since I can usually find a bunch of new release dates.

  • Michele Vail‘s first book, Undeadly, has been pushed back to November 20th.  It is the first book of The Reaper Diaries series.
  • Erin  McCarthy and Kathy Love are pairing up on The Fangover, due out on November 6th.
  • What I believe is the last book of Jessica Andersen‘s Final Prophecy series will be called Spellfire, and it should be available on November 6th.
  • October 30th is the release date for the third book of Donna Grant‘s upcoming spin-off series, Midnight’s Seduction.
  • Shadow Rising, part of Yasmine Galenorn‘s Otherworld series, will be available on October 30th.
  • The paperback release date of J.R. Ward‘s Lover Reborn will be October 2nd.
  • Mate Claimed, the next book in Jennifer Ashley‘s Shifters Unbound series, will be available on October 2nd.
  • Erica Hayes starts up a new series this October with the release of Revelation.  It will be followed by Redemption in 2013.
  • The next Wild About You novel from Vicki Lewis Thompson will be called Werewolf in Denver.  It is scheduled for release on October 2nd.
  • The Castle of Dark Dreams series from Nina Bangs will continue this October with the release of the 6th book, Wicked Whispers.
  • Archangel’s Storm, Jason’s Guild Hunter story from Nalini Singh, will be available on September 4th.
  • The next Dark book from Christine Feehan is now officially titled Dark Storm, and it too will be out on September 4th.
  • Dragon’s Moon is the next book in the Children of the Moon series from Lucy Monroe, and it is now available for pre-order on September 4th.
  • Up next for the Broken Heart series from Michele Bardsley is Only Lycans Need Apply, due out on September 4th.
  • Katie Reus has a second book coming for her Moon Shifter series.  Book two will be called Primal Possession and is scheduled for release on September 4th.
  • A Tale of Two Vampires, part of Katie MacAlister‘s Dark Ones series, will be released on September 4th.
  • November 6th is the date for Thea Harrison‘s 5th Elder Races book, Lord’s Fall.
  • Magic for a Price is the name of the next Allie Beckstrom novel from Devon Monk, and it should be out on November 6th.
  • Christina Henry will release Black Lament, part of her Black Wings series, on October 30th.
  • and the next Jane Yellowrock novel, from author Faith Hunter, will be called Death’s Rival.  Look for it on October 2nd.

Penguin e-Specials

This is me, sighing.  I am so behind the times.  Turns out that Penguin Publishing has something called e-Specials, and several popular paranormal series have entries in it.  I had no clue.  Not sure if everyone else is ahead of me (er, probably), but I decided to list a few that might appeal…

  • Katie MacAlister has a story called Unleashed, and it is part of her Dark Ones series.
  • Red Blooded is a Gods of Midnight e-novella from Deidre Knight.
  • Never actually heard much about these, but Sunny has a story called Mona Lisa Three, and it is part of her Monere series.
  • This one may also be available in a print version anthology, (if I am not completely nuts), but Magic Mourns from Ilona Andrews is also available in the e-special format.
  • From Virginia Kantra comes a Children of the Earth story, called Midsummer Night’s Magic.
  • Wild About You is a new series from Vicki Lewis Thompson, and it features a short called Werewolf in Greenwich Village.
  • I have been looking forward to the new Heather Killough-Walden Lost Angels series, and I believe Always, Angel is a prequel story.
  • Moon Dance is the name of the Mageverse novella from Angela Knight.
  • From the world of Deborah Cooke‘s Dragonfire series comes Harmonia’s Kiss.
  • Eternal Embers is set in the Dragon’s Heat world, written by Tessa Adams.

There were a couple that were unrelated to the Penguin published ones above…

  • Charley Davidson returns in the short For I Have Sinned, written by Darynda Jones.
  • Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf is a story by Michele Bardsley, part of her Broken Heart series.
  • Alyssa Day will have a Warriors of Poseidon novella coming out in October called Alejandro’s Sorceress, but I can’t seem to find any info about it other than on her official site.
  • and the upcoming Eternal Wolf Clan trilogy from Stephanie Tyler will get a prequel in the form of Dire Warning.  Again, no links available as yet.

I am not quite sure how adding the e-books to the new release pages will go, since there are just so darn many of them, and the suckers are proving slippery to track down with any sort of finesse.  It is sort of hit and miss, actually, unless I just haven’t managed to perfect my technique as yet.  What I will be doing is adding the e-books to the reading lists for any of the series already featured here, like the ones listed above.  Might take a while to get them all added, but should be straight forward enough to find.  It is a start, anyways.

Cover Lover – 4 New Titles

This is typical.  I find some new covers, do my happy dance, and then post them.  Good.  A while later, what do I find, but more covers?  So instead of one big post, I have a bunch of little posts, which is annoying.  But anyhow.  I have four more to add to the scheme of things this go round.

I do believe I have a Kathryne Kennedy book on the TBR pile, and that is something like 4 books ago, so I am way behind.  This one is called The Lord of Illusion (I believe it was originally called Loving the Lord of Illusion).  It is the third book in her Elven Lords series, and should be out on February 1st.

Raven Calls is the next cover.  It is the seventh book from C.E. Murphy‘s Walker Papers series, due out on February 21st.

Sins of the Demon is the fourth book in Diana Rowland‘s Kara Gillian series, due out on January 3rd.  The first two books of the series had a pretty, YA feel to them, but books three and four have gone a whole new direction.

The last one up tonight (before I go and watch Damon on Vampire Diaries) is a pretty one.  Now or Never is the second book from Michele Bardsley‘s Wizards of Nevermore series, due out on March 6th.

New Release Dates

Quite a few to share this time around…

  • J.D. Robb‘s next In Death book will be called Celebrity in Death.  It is the 34th title in the series, and should be available on February 1st.
  • On March 6th, Jessa Slade will release her 4th Marked Souls book with the release of Darkness Undone.  A bit of a name change for this one, stepping away from the “in Shadows” of the first three.
  • Stephanie Tyler will debut a new series with the release of Dire Needs on March 6th.  No word on the series name, as yet
  • The third book from the Dark Ink Chronicles from Elle Jasper now has a release date.  Eventide will be available on March 6th.
  • Now or Never is the title of the third book in Michele Bardsley‘s Wizards of Nevermore series.  This one is scheduled for release on March 6th.
  • Yay!  We will get the fourth book of Thea Harrison‘s new Elder Races series next March 6th.  The title is Oracle’s Moon.
  • Nina Bangs returns to her Castle of Dark Dreams series with the release of Wicked Edge, due out next March 6th.
  • I am looking forward to this one.  Nalini Singh‘s Guild Hunter compilation book, Angels’ Flight, is looking like a February 28th release.
  • On February 7th, the 11th book from Yasmine Galenorn‘s Sisters of the Moon series will be coming out.  That one is called Shaded Vision.
  • Hm.  Interesting.  Usually Joey W. Hill‘s books are all “Vampire”, but looks like her next one will be a bit different.  Something About Witches is due out on February 7th.
  • The fourth book from the Ascension series by Caris Roane will be called Born of Ashes.  This one should be available on January 3rd.
  • Adrian Phoenix‘s fifth Maker’s Song book will be called On Midnight Wings, and should be available on January 31st.
  • And finally, the fifth book from Jennifer Estep‘s Elemental Assassin series will be called By A Thread.  It is due out on January 31st.

Cover Lover – 6 New Covers

Well, I really don’t think there is anything quite as annoying as staying up late to make a post, and at the end you somehow manage to delete everything before it posts.  Needless to say, I am only getting to the repost now.  Most of these I snooched from All Things Urban Fantasy.

First, on the Young Adult side of things, there is the second book from Sophie Jordan‘s Firelight series, called Vanish.  It is a pretty one, scheduled for release on September 6th.


Still on the YA bandwagon is the first book of Jennifer Estep‘s new Mythos Academy series, called Touch of Frost.  It is due out on July 26th, and the second book will follow in December.


On the more adult side is the new one from Richelle Mead‘s Georgia Kincaid series.  Succubus Revealed is scheduled for release on August 30th.


The fourth cover is from the upcoming series from Virna DePaulChosen by Fate is the second book in her Para Ops series, due out on October 4th.


Not sure about this one…Must Love Lycans is the next one from Michele Bardsley‘s Broken Heart Vampires series.  Look for it on September 6th.


Spirit of Seduction is the upcoming ghost romance from Olivia Quincy.  It should be out on July 5th.

New Series Alert

There are a couple of interesting new series starting up this week.  Michele Bardsley starts her Wizards of Nevermore series with Never Again, delving into the world of magic and mayhem.


Lucinda Rackmore never would have been caught dead in a town like Nevermore. Of course, that was before the “great reckoning” drained the family finances and her former lover, ruthless master wizard Bernard Franco, snuffed out Lucy’s magical abilities.

But can Lucy really expect protection from the Guardian of Nevermore, her ex-brother-in-law Gray Calhoun? Gray wants nothing to do with her and Lucy can’t blame him. Not after her sister sacrificed him to a demon lord. Still, with everyone in town looking to settle a score with the Rackmores and Bernard bent on dragging Lucy back into his clutches, Gray might be her only hope for survival…

Looks like the second book, Never Say Never, will be released later this year.


Next up is Lydia Dare‘s Regency Vampire Series.  Book one is called It Happened One Bite, and it follows her recent historical werewolf series.


Blaire Lindsay’s been warned that her ancestral home is haunted. But it will take more than tales of a ghost to frighten Blaire, a battle-born witch with supernatural strength and the ability to make sparks fly from her fingertips. Hearing spectral wails, she decides to search for their source, and is surprised to find a handsome young man chained to the dungeon wall.

But when Blair frees James from his bonds, she quickly discovers she’s unloosed far more than she could ever have imagined…Soon the castle is overrun with vampires whose perfect manners and compelling blood lust make for some very awkward moments, and Blair and James are joined in the fight of their lives to save everything they hold dear from the forces of evil…

Following on July 1st will be In the Heat of the Bite, book two.


The third new series is from Tamara HoganTaste Me is the first book from The Underbelly Chronicles.


This first in a gritty, fast-paced, and sexy new urban fantasy romance series featuring a world where incubi, sirens, valkyries, vampires, and werewolves live undetected alongside humankind. Someone has to keep the peace-and the secrets.

Siren rock star Scarlett Fontaine is finally home after an exhausting year on tour with her band. Incubus security guru Lukas Sebastiani has more urgent problems than to protect the stubborn diva, but now that they’re forced into close proximity, they’re fighting an attraction that leads them to the brink of disaster…

No word yet on following books.


Finally, there is one that I only discovered this week.  Under Wraps is the first book in the Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles  from Hannah Jayne.


As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny. . .

Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and Sophie finds herself playing sidekick to detective Parker Hayes. Dodging raging bloodsuckers, bad-tempered fairies, and love-struck trolls is one thing. But when Sophie discovers Parker isn’t what he seems, she’s got only one chance to figure out whom to trust. Because an evil hiding in plain sight is closing in. . .and about to make one wisecracking human its means to ultimate power. . .

Random Updates

O.K. I swear I almost had a heart attack when I checked my usual sources to see if I could find any new release dates or info.  Instead of the couple of things I usually have to scratch and dig to find, I came up with…two full handwritten pages of stuff.  Some big, some not, so I am going to just hit the highlights here, and update the links in the new release summaries for the rest…

  • Kerrelyn Sparks‘ next Love at Stake book now has a title and a date.  Sexiest Vampire Alive will be out on September 27th.
  • September 6th is the release date for the next Dark book from Christine Feehan, Dark Predator (Zacarius!).
  • Bound by the Vampire Queen will be the next book in Joey W. Hill‘s Vampire Queen series, due out on December 6th.
  • Robin D. Owens will have an anthology of four stories from her Celta series called Hearts and Swords.  Look for it on December 6th.
  • Heart of Steel, the second book in the very popular Iron Seas series from Meljean Brook, now has a release date of November 1st.
  • The next Kyndred book from Lynn Viehl will be called Nightshine, and is scheduled for release on November 1st.
  • A Christmas anthology from Lora Leigh, Virginia Kantra, Eileen Wilks and Kimberly Frost is set for November 1st.  This one will be called Tied With A Bow.
  • Katie MacAlister‘s next Dark Ones book, Much Ado About Vampires, will be released on October 4th.
  • A new series from Sylvia Day will be starting this October.  Book one of the Renegade Angels will be called A Touch of Crimson.
  • The second Awakenings book from Regan Hastings will be called Visions of Skyfire, and should be out on October 4th.
  • Jennifer Knight will be releasing a new book on September 28th called Blood on the Moon.
  • September 27th will see the release of both Lora Leigh‘s Lawe’s Justice, and Nalini Singh‘s Archangel’s Blade.  Nice.
  • The next book of Michele Bardsley‘s Broken Heart Vampries will be called Must Love Lycans.  Look for it on September 6th.
  • Sarah McCarty will continue her Shadow Wranglers series with Slade on September 6th.
  • and finally, looks like the next Allie Beckstrom book from Devon Monk will be called Magic on the Line.  It should be hitting the shelves on November 1st.