Mar 15, 2014

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Covers, Blurbs and Ilona Andrews News

Tons of covers and blurbs have made their way to the blogosphere in the past few weeks. I thought I would share the ones I am most looking forward to. Also, there is a blurb to the next/new Ilona Andrews project. 🙂

This first book is the fourth book in Kate SeRine’s highly imaginative Transplanted Tales series.  I love this series and Gideon is one character I am dying to learn more about.  And I love who his HEA is going to be!

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To Catch a Thief…

For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock.

Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood — the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.

Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?

Ever After is due for release August 21st 2014.

Next we have the cover and blurb for book seven in Darynda Jones’ Charlie Davidson series.  I know this is a love it or hate it sort of series and I my friends LOVE this series.  Book six isn’t even out yet (it’s due out May  20th 2014) and already I am salivating over this one.
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Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.

A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.

We’re doomed.

Seventh Grave and No Body releases October 21st 2014.

Thea Harrison continues her highly popular Elder Races series with this next book.

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On the run from her former employer, Tess knows that she’s vulnerable on her own amongst the Elder Races. That’s why she decides to audition to become the human attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demesne. But while her position affords her the safety she seeks, her protector turns out to be more than she bargained for.

The right-hand man of the Nightkind King, Xavier del Torro is both terrifying and alluring. While his true nature frightens Tess, she can’t ignore the appeal of his innate sense of integrity and self-restraint. Thrown into Xavier’s world, Tess must quickly learn to navigate the dangers—both to her life and to her heart. But the biggest threat comes from her own past….

Should be good!  Night’s Honor is due to hit shelves September 2nd 2014.

This next one should prove to be as high octane as its predecessors.  Red Blooded is the fourth book in Amanda Carlson’s fun Jessica McClain series.

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Jessica is on her way to Hell. After settling a fragile truce between the vampires, werewolves and witches, the last thing Jessica wants to do is face the demons head on. But when the Prince of Hell kidnapped her brother, he set into motion a chain of events that even Jessica doesn’t have the power to stop.

Now, Jessica must go into battle again. But Hell is a whole new beast… new rules, more dangerous demons, and an entirely foreign realm. And when Jessica is dropped into the Underworld too soon, without protection or the help of her friends, she must figure out just how powerful she can be… or she will never make it out alive.

I love how we keep learning about Jessica and her abilities.  Can’t wait to see what she’ll be able to do in this one.  Red Blooded is due to release September 2nd 2014.

Next up is the second book in Larissa Ione’s The Moonbound Clan series.

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THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation.To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL
But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?

This plot was set up in the first book and I can’t wait to read how it all plays out!  Chained by Night is due out August 1st 2014.

Jeaniene Frost is going New Adult.  I have never read a NA book but I believe hers will be the one to pop my cherry.

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In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn’t mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn’t: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…

The Beautiful Ashes is the first book in Jeaniene’s new Broken Destiny series and is due to release August 26th 2014.

This next one surprised me.  I was not expecting to hear about the next book in Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series until much later this year but surprise!  We hear now.  And I was excited to see who the hero and heroine are in this next installment.

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In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot— should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.

Woot!  Ash and Janvier!  Can’t wait.  Archangel’s Shadows releases in November 2014.  (exact date tba)

Now here is the blurb for Burn for Me, the upcoming Ilona Andrews book that is not Kate Daniels related.  😉

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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.

Ilona also shared this on her blog recently about Burn for Me and their new Hidden Legacy series:

BURN FOR ME is the first book in a trilogy. The series is titled Hidden Legacy.  The format will be very similar to Kate Daniels in that each book will have its own beginning and end and could be read out of order, but together they will show the progression of the main conflict and relationship.

The heat level will be above Kate Daniels series, although we are doing the slow burn.  Slow burn is kind of a relative term at this point, because they burn quite hot and the relationship progresses – hopefully – in line with the characters’ personal growth.  There is an HEA.  It’s an Avon title.  😀  Of course, there would be an HEA.

The tone of the books overall is at the same time a little more mature than Kate Daniels, but also a little less gory.  Bad things happen, but there is less decapitation and more shooting and collapsing of buildings. Bad guys do die. I think there is a lot of humor, but that’s more for you to judge than for us.  I cracked myself up a couple of times and Gordon laughed in a spot or two.

Kate Daniels is more of a heroic fantasy/police procedural.  Hidden Legacy is more of a political thriller, similar to Of Swine and Roses and Silver Shark. It’s unapologetically over the top at times, but that’s why we had so much fun writing it.  We hope you’ll like it as well.

Ilona has shared some snippets on her website so if you are curious, you can check them out there.  Burn for Me is due to hit shelves October 28th 2014.

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  1. There is so much attitude in Ash’s face and pose. I LOVE it.

    I’m not really feeling the cover for Night’s Honor but I’m all for a new Elder Race book. Too bad it’s not for one of Dragos’ Sentinel but yay for more about the Vampyres 🙂

    Paranormal Haven

  2. Lovely, I did not see all of that, dratted new Facebook. Thanks Julie!

  3. so many wonderful books to read! I’m impatient!

  4. So many great books coming out!

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