Friday, January 27, 2012

NOVELS ON THE RUN - BOOK COVERS GALORE - BOOK RELEASES 2012 - SOME OF THE BOOKS I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO.

ONCE - EVE # 2 by ANNA CAREY
DUE FOR RELEASE - 3RD JULY 2012
HARPER COLLINS

Sixteen years have passed since a deadly virus wiped out most of the Earth’s population. After learning of the terrifying part she and her classmates were fated to play in the rebuilding of New America, eighteen-year-old Eve fled to the wilds and Califia, a haven for women determined to live outside the oppressive rule of the king of New America. However, her freedom came at a price: she was forced to leave Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. Eve quickly learns that Califia may not be as safe as it seems and soon finds herself in the City of Sand and the palace of the king. There she uncovers the real reason he was so intent on her capture, and the unbelievable role he intends her to fill. When she is finally reunited with Caleb, they will enact a plan as daring as it is dangerous. But will Eve once again risk everything—her freedom, her life—for love?


Brimming with danger and star-crossed romance, and featuring a vivid dystopian landscape, this electrifying follow-up to Eve, which bestselling author Lauren Kate called “a gripping, unforgettable adventure—and a fresh look at what it means to love” is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes adventure of The Hunger Games and the irresistible love story of Romeo and Juliet.
 
 
JESSICA RULES THE DARK SIDE
- JESSICA # 2
by BETH FANTASKEY
 
DUE FOR RELEASE - 24TH JANUARY 2012
PENGUIN AUSTRALIA
 
It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own. Determined to clear her husband’s name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is—and whom she can trust—before it’s too late?
 
 
 


WINTER'S LIGHT - WINTER SAGA #2
by M.J. HEARLE
DUE FOR RELEASE - 1ST MAY 2012
PAN MACMILLAN

Blake is gone.


He sacrificed himself to save Winter, leaving her alone, unprotected... hunted.


An ancient enemy is rising, but Winter is no longer the innocent girl who was fated to die at Pilgrim's Lament. She will not wait to be saved. She will do what she must to survive, even accept an unsavoury alliance with those who destroyed her love.


In the gathering darkness, the enemy of an enemy is not always a friend, and Winter must find the strength to stand alone and fight for the one she loves. For she is the key to unlocking the secrets beyond the veil of shadows.


And she is Blake's only hope.
 
 
A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS
by MICHELLE ZINK
DUE FOR RELEASE -  20TH MARCH 2012
DIAL BOOKS
 
Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance...

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.


Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal'.
 

 
BLOODROSE - NIGHTSHADE # 3
by ANDREA CREMER
DUE FOR RELEASE - 3RD JANUARY 2012
HARDBACK - PHILOMEL
 
The Ultimate Sacrifice.

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.


DUE RELEASE 21ST FEBRUARY 2012





In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy.
 
TREACHERY - NOVELLA # 2.5 - NIGHTSHADE SERIES
RELEASED - 13TH DECEMBER 2011
 
From Andrea Cremer’s internationally best-selling Nightshade series, Calla Tor’s brother Ansel tells his side of the betrayal and treachery depicted in Wolfsbane.Ansel’s world is falling apart. The Nightshade pack led by his parents has been violently destroyed. His sister, Calla, abandoned her little brother, leaving him to answer for her crimes. And the Haldis pack that would have been his future is irreparably broken by Calla's betrayal. Suffering at the hands of the Keepers, Ansel is losing everything he's ever loved. The only chance he has to save himself means an alliance with his tormentors, and repaying Calla in full for her treachery. In this novella, find out why Ansel makes the decisions he does in Andrea Cremer's New York Times bestselling novel, Wolfsbane.
 
 
 
ENDURE - NEED # 4 by CARRIE JONES
DUE FOR RELEASE - MAY 8TH 2012
BLOOMSBURY
 
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .


Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.
 
 
 
BITTERBLUE -
THE SEVEN KINGDOMS # 3
by KRISTIN CASHORE
DUE FOR RELEASE - 1ST MAY 2012
DIAL
 
Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle—disguised and alone—to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart.
 
 
 
ARISE - HEREAFTER # 2
by TARA HUDSON
DUE FOR RELEASE - 5TH JUNE 2012
HARPER COLLINS
 
Amelia—still caught between life and death—must fight for every moment of her relationship with the human boy Joshua. They can hardly even kiss without Amelia accidentally dematerializing. Looking for answers, they go to visit some of Joshua’s Seer relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia ends up with more questions than answers…and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together.Wandering through the French Quarter, Amelia meets other in-between ghosts, and begins to seriously consider joining them. And then she meets Gabrielle. Somehow, against impossible odds, Gaby has found a way to live a sort of half-life...a half-life for which Amelia would pay any price. Torn between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the netherworld choose for her .
 
 
DREAMLESS - STARCROSSED # 2
by JOSEPHINE ANGELINI
DUE FOR RELEASE - 29TH MAY 2012
HARPER TEEN
 
As the only Scion that can enter Hades at will, Helen descends to the Underworld in search of a way to overcome the Furies and end the cycle of revenge that has cursed the Scions. But she’s running out of time. Each descent weakens her both in mind and spirit. A mysterious stranger might be her only salvation, but the price may be her love for Lucas Delos.


As an unforgettable love triangle emerges, Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding. The eagerly awaited sequel to the internationally bestselling Starcrossed, Dreamless delivers with a huge emotional impact that will leave readers satisfied—and longing for more.
 
 
 
UNTIL I DIE - REVENANTS # 2
by AMY PLUM
DUE FOR RELEASE - 8TH MAY 2012
HARPER COLLINS
 
Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.


As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.


In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.
 
 
BEFORE I WAKE -
 SOUL SCREAMERS # 6
by RACHEL VINCENT
DUE FOR RELEASE - 22ND JUNE 2012
HARLEQUIN TEEN

















FORGIVEN -
THE DEMON TRAPPERS # 3
by JANA OLIVER
DUE FOR RELEASE - 1ST MARCH 2012 UK
PAN MACMILLAN


Jana Oliver's third spellbinding Demon Trappers novel - following The Demon Trapper's Daughter and Soul Thief - brings all new thrills, as Riley Blackthorne takes on demons, love... and the future of the human race.


The days are growing darker for 17-year-old demon trapper Riley Blackthorne. With her father’s reanimated body back safely, Beck barely speaking to her because of a certain hunky Fallen angel, and a freshly-made deal with Lucifer, she has enough on her hands to last a normal teenage lifetime. Though she bargained with Heaven to save his life, her ex-boyfriend Simon has told the Vatican’s Demon Hunters that she’s working with Hell. So now she’s in hiding, at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list.

But it’s becoming clear that this is bigger than Riley, and rapidly getting out of control: something sinister is happening in Atlanta… or someone. The demons are working together for the first time ever and refusing to die, putting civilians in harm’s way. Riley thinks she might know who’s behind it all, but who’s going to believe her? Caught between her bargain with Heaven and her promise to Lucifer, Riley fears the final war is coming – and it may be closer than anyone thinks…


VAMPIRE HOLLOWS -
KIERA HUDSON # 5
by TIM O'ROURKE
DUE FOR RELEASE - 13TH FEBRUARY 2012















THE GOLDEN LILY - BLOODLINES # 2
by RICHELLE MEAD
DUE FOR RELEASE - 19TH JUNE 2012
RAZOR BILL - PENGUIN


The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spinoff series.


Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students—children of the wealthy and powerful—carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead’s breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.



BLACK DAWN -
THE MORGANVILLE  VAMPIRES # 12
by RACHEL CAINE
DUE FOR RELEASE - 1ST MAY 2012
RAZOR BILL - PENGUIN












TOXIC - DENAZEN # 2
by JUS ACCARDO
DUE FOR RELEASE - 1ST MAY 2012
ENTANGLED PUBLISHING

Sequel to TOUCH.


When a Six saved Kale’s life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she’d lose the one thing she’d give anything to keep… And as if it’s not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez's problems.
After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice—surrender to Denazen for the cure…or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn’t involve being bagged and tagged—or losing someone she loves—Dez keeps the poison a secret. But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there’s a traitor among them. Jade.


Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there’s any hope of proving Jade’s guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead...
 
 
 
PURE - COVENANT #2
by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
DUE FOR RELEASE : 3RD APRIL 2012
SPENCER HILL PRESS
 
There is need. And then there is Fate...


Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.


When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.


When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.
 
 
DEITY - COVENANT # 3
by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
DUE FOR RELEASE - 6TH NOVEMBER 2012
SPENCER HILL PRESS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CURSED
 by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
DUE FOR RELEASE - 18TH SEPTEMBER 2012
SPENCER HILL PRESS
 
Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.


Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?


But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.
 

 
ONYX - LUX # 2
by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
DUE FOR RELEASE - 15TH MAY 2012
ENTANGLED PUBLISHING
 
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.


Something worse than the Arum has come to town.


The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.


But then everything changes…


I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?


No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.....
 
 
 
BALTHAZAR by CLAUDIA GRAY
DUE FOR RELEASE - 6TH MARCH 2012
HARPER TEEN
 
Haunted by memories from his first days as a vampire, Balthazar has spent hundreds of years alone—without allies, without love. When he emerges from his isolation to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, Balthazar has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Having learned of Skye’s powers and the remarkable effect her blood has on vampires, he plans to use her for his own evil purposes. As they stand together to fight the evil vampire, Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by Skye...just as Redgrave realizes that he can destroy Balthazar once and for all by taking her for his own.


In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart.
 
 
THE IMMORTAL RULES -
 BLOOD OF EDEN # 1
by JULIE KAGAWA
DUE FOR RELEASE - 24TH APRIL 2012
HARLEQUIN TEEN

You will kill. The only question is when.


In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.


Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.


Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.



PANDEMONIUM - DELIRIUM # 2
by LAUREN OLIVER
DUE FOR RELEASE - 28TH FEBRUARY 2012
HARPER COLLINS

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,

pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,

push,

push,

push,

like Raven taught me to do.

The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.

I buried her.

I left her beyond a fence,

behind a wall of smoke and flame.


Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.



FEVER -
THE CHEMICAL GARDEN # 2
by LAUREN DeSTEFANO
DUE FOR RELEASE - 21ST FEBRUARY 2012
SIMON & SCHUSTER

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.
Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.


The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion...by any means necessary.


In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.



INSURGENT - DIVERGENT # 2by VERONICA ROTH
DUE FOR RELEASE - 1ST MAY 2012
HARPER COLLINS

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.


Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.


New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.



ENDLESSLY - PARANORMALCY # 3
by KIERSTEN WHITE
DUE FOR RELEASE - 24TH JULY 2012
HARPER TEEN


The third book in the Paranormalcy trilogy.


The final chapter of Evie's adventures. Old friends, new ones, all wrapped up in impossible decisions. And some ball gowns. Because what's a life of normal and paranormal drama without a ball gown or two?





 



TORN - TRYLLE # 2
by AMANDA HOCKING
DUE FOR RELEASE - 28TH FEBRUARY 2012
PAN MACMILLAN - ST MARTINS PRESS
 
Torn - the second book in the Trylle Trilogy...


Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her.


She's caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is going to lead.
 


 




CITY OF LOST SOULS -
 THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS # 5
by CASSANDRA CLARE
DUE FOR RELEASE - 8TH MAY 2012
SIMON & SCHUSTER - WALKER BOOKS
 
In Book 5: City of Lost Souls, the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.



 


THE GIRL IN THE CLOCKWORK COLLAR-
THE STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES # 2
by KADY CROSS
DUE FOR RELEASE - 22ND MAY 2012
HARLEQUIN TEEN

In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous.

Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "strange band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves.
One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens.



TIMELESS -
 PARASOL PROTECTORATE # 5
by GAIL CARRIGER
DUE FOR RELEASE - 1ST MARCH
ORBIT
 
Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

 
 
SHADOW BOUND - UNBOUND # 2
by RACHEL VINCENT
DUE FOR RELEASE - 1ST JUNE 2012
MIRA
 
If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light…


KORI DANIELS is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she’s ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, Kenley, even if that means taking it from someone else…


The job? Recruit Ian Holt—or kill him.


Ian’s ability to manipulate the dark has drawn interest from every syndicate in the world, most notably an invitation from Jake Tower. Though he has no interest in organized crime, Ian accepts the invite, because he’s on a mission of his own. Ian has come to kill Tower’s top Binder: Kori’s little sister.


Amid the tangle of lies, an unexpected thread of truth connecting Ian and Kori comes to light. But with opposing goals, they’ll have to choose between love and liberty….
 
 
 
MAGIC WITHOUT MERCY -
 ALLIE BECKSTROM # 8
DUE FOR RELEASE - 3RD APRIL 2012
ROC
 
Allison Beckstrom’s talent for tracking spells has put her up against some of the darkest elements in the world of magic. But now, magic itself has been poisoned, and Allie’s undead father may have left the only cure in the hands of a madman.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BITING COLD -
 CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES # 6
by CHLOE NEILL
DUE FOR RELEASE - 7TH AUGUST 2012
NAL - PENGUIN
 
Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.


Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.
 
 
FLESH & BONE -
 BENNY IMURA # 3
by JONATHAN MABERRY
DUE FOR RELEASE - 11TH SEPTEMBER 2012
SIMON & SCHUSTER
 
Reeling from the tragic events of Dust & Decay, Benny Imura and his friends plunge deep into the zombie-infested wastelands of the great Rot & Ruin. Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong journey through a fierce wilderness that was once America, searching for the jet they saw in the skies months ago. If that jet exists then humanity itself must have survived…somewhere. Finding it is their best hope for having a future and a life worth living.


But the Ruin is far more dangerous than any of them can imagine. They are hunted by fierce animals escaped from zoos and circuses. They must raid zombie-infested towns for food and medical supplies. They discover the very real truth in the old saying: In the Rot & Ruin…everything wants to kill you.


And what is happening to the zombies? Swarms of them are coming from the east, devouring everything in their paths. These zoms are different. Faster, smarter, infinitely more dangerous. Has the zombie plague mutated, or is there something far more sinister behind this new invasion of the living dead?


In Flesh & Bone, Benny Imura, Nix Riley, Lou Chong and Lilah the Lost Girl are pitted against dangers greater than anything they've ever faced. To survive, each of them must rise to become the warriors Tom trained them to be.


LOVER REBORN -
BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD # 10
by J.R. WARD
DUE FOR RELEASE - 27TH MARCH 2012
NAL

In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.Now back in the Brotherhood – and unrecognisable as the vampire leader he once was – Tohrment is physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair. When he begins to see his beloved in his dreams – trapped in a cold, isolating netherworld – Tohr turns to a self-serving fallen angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost.  

When he’s told he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed…Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past, and a very hot, passion-filled future… but can his heart let go and set all of them free?


SACRIFICIAL MAGIC -
DOWNSIDE GHOSTS # 4
by STACIA KANE
DUE FOR RELEASE - 27TH MARCH 2012
DEL REY - RANDOM HOUSE

When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess’s boyfriend, Terrible, doesn’t trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess.  .

Plus there’s the little matter of Chess’s real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth, investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of Downside. Someone seems to be taking a crash course in summoning the dead—and if Chess doesn’t watch her back, she may soon be joining their ranks.


As Chess is drawn into a shadowy world of twisted secrets and dark violence, it soon becomes clear that she’s not going to emerge from its depths without making the ultimate sacrifice.
 

What are you looking forward to being released in 2012?
 
Michelle
 





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    1. Great choices! I can't wait for COLS....more Jace:D

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  2. Really, REALLY?! WTH Michelle?! How are we supposed to keep up with this awesome list? hahaha! The book covers alone are amazing. I have yet to read Bloodrose and I'm kinda bummed that the novella isn't free, Shay's was free in Cremer's site. Srsly, I need a suga daddy who'll build me an awesome library and keep it supplied. He can lock me there for all I care.

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    1. Braine if there is an adult series I can highly recommend its Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane. If you haven't read already and think you may be interested , read my reviews. Urban Fantasy, 2 main characters are uber flawed. I think Chess is one of the best female adult written characters. These books are dark, but really cool books. There are drugs etc but it's all within context of how flawed the characters are, but great writing. Each book gets better. Terrible is male lead and he isn't pretty but you fall in love with him. He has a strange dialect, some peeps complain about reading it, I don't it makes him unique. Once you get the hang of his dialect it's easy. In your head when you read him, you set him apart from other guys because already he sounds different. Very cool series , great ratings on Goodreads. I stumbled across all 3 books in my library and picked them up only because my library had a full set, I was like in awe..ha! didn't have to reserve any. I wasn't even looking for them or heard of them. I was just nosing about and saw this set of books with a chick on cover smoking. Just her head. I have been waiting for Sacrificial Magic for ages , but I get why it takes a while to write this series as it's very well written. Anyhoo, that's my spesh recommendation:D xxx

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    2. Oh and P.s. I highly recommend Jonathan Maberry. Tom is ...wow!
      It's zombies , now I wasn't a zombie fan but these books are not what you think. The covers are crazy scarey, but what is inside the pages is the most emotional writing. Both books start a little slow as Jonathan has to world build, then...wow!!! Like I am totally blown away by Jonathan's writing and Tom....You will love a couple dudes in book 2, hilarious. Jonathan writes so well about humans and the damage they do to themselves. The major part of his books osn't the zombies it's humans and what they add to it all. I can't wait for Flesh & Bone. So recommend this series. Benny and his mates get written a bit young in book 1, but then......these books when they get going are AWESOME!!!! Book 2 you need the tissues.

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    3. Yeah add more to the list will ya? How many hours in a day have you got town there? We only have 24 here. Lol ok i will check those out, i signed up for a ghostly reading challenge so if i find it, I'll add it to my list. Checking with my library now. Thanks luv!! Xoxo

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    4. You know I'm like that sometimes, when I'm in the middle of a good read, the first stirring of wakefulness, I feel like I'm reading the book in my sleep. Like I can see the pages behind my eyelids. I need help, like AA for bookaholics or something.

      Book 1 of Downside is also $0.99 so it's also in my cart. I have a long ass list and I'm getting poorer a dollar at a time. In only I could get the hand of audio books then multi-tasking will not be a problem. LOL

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    5. Yay! You got book 1 Downside Ghosts, I'm very excited for you to read this series . There are some tough scenes. This series gets better and better and Terrible really pulls at your heart.Once you get used to uis dialect/speech you will have fun reading him when he speaks. I had like this voice in my head for him. I also had a voice for Dani from Fever series. YAY!! Can't wait to see what you think. Only thing is books do get better each one and I was uber glad I had all 3 ready to go one after other. You understand more about characters the more books you read. My heart goes out to Chess and Terrible. Such great characters. Tough books. Not sure if you read my interview with Stacia , but if not read after you finished book 1..if you want:D xx

      Oh I had to become a library bunny as books were costing $$$$ so I had to be fair to rest of family. I do envision oneday having this enormous really cool wall library that my daughter may want to oneday read from. I can say , hun just go look at my review and see if it's something you want to read.

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  3. Awesome post! The covers are amazing! :) DeAnna S.

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  4. Hehe...it took me ages to do this post. I would publish it and then bits were flying about the place that looked perfect before I published. So then I would go back and edit and then other bits would fly about...but got there in the end. I think I did it cause as you get older the memory goes..ha! Now I have to stick them under our releases section . The covers all do look pretty don't they. Lots coming out. I had to stop adding them as post was getting long. Also some don't have covers yet so I didn't add those ones. Quite a few didn't have covers released, yet. Oh I forgot Sacrifical Magic, I knew I forgot one....back to the edit....

    Michelle

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  5. AAAAAAAAAAAAH! I'm DYING for Biting Cold! I'm still really worried about Ethan :D
    Oh goodness! And Timeless! The last Alexia book! I'm happy/sad. AND City of Lost Souls! AND Insurgent! AND The Golden Lily! AND AND AND! BITTERBLUE! ALGHFKJGFJHGFK! EPIC LIST.

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  6. Hi Sarah,

    Drink Deep just arrived at local library for me, so I am itching to read it. yes Ethan....I only know how Hard Bitten was left ..I shall be sad when all Alexia finished with too. They are such fun to read. I have read Heartless just a bit slack doing review..hehe. I can't get enough Jace so COLS I am hanging for, literally. I so want to see where Adrian, Jill and Sydney take us in The Golden Lily and Insurgent...well I just want more and to find out about Four and Dauntless. I loved his name. I have Kirstin Cashores Graceling and Fire sitting on my shelf, once I get Bitterblue I will read altogether, so I don't know much about them.

    Thanks for dropping by:D

    Me need some more Bones, but there wasn't a book cover so I didn't put it up on here.

    :D Michelle

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  7. My list from these will be

    Bitterblue - Totally loved Graceling and can't wait to find out what happens.
    Jessica 2 - Have first one but haven't read yet
    Bloodrose and Treachery - Have the first 2 but haven't read them yet either
    Endure - Have the first 3 but haven't read yet
    Until I Die - You bought me the first one but again still haven't read
    Forgiven - have books 1 & 2 but haven't read
    Vampire Hollows - Have the first 3 but haven't read. Must get number 4 as well
    Black Dawn - Have read the first 2 but have books 3-9 to read as well
    Balthazar - Already pre-ordered and will be getting signed. Got a free paperback copy of Divergent with the pre-order. Gotta love free book.
    Pandemonium - Have D book 1 but haven't read yet
    Insurgent - Haven't read Divergent yet
    Endlessly - Totally hanging out for this one. Loved the first 2
    Have already read Torn but have to get as well. Afterall it has Finn and Loki.
    City of Lost Souls - what can I say Jace and Sebastian in the same book
    Lover Reborn - may actually get around to reading books 4-9

    Have decided I am not starting some of these until I have the whole series as it is just too hard to remember them all.

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  8. Hi Carolyn,

    You have your pic up:D Yes I bought you If I Die, not that I can say anything cause well Mockingjay and that bribery are still sitting where we left them...but! I loved If I Die...Now D book ...hehe read Delirium and PAndemonium together, cause the wat Delirium finished...eeeeppp!! I have been waiting ages to know more. Loved Delirium!

    Ha! I think e.g. Morganville Vamps may as well start as they will take a while, BDB same, you have a few to catch up on, Tim's books well add WOlf House Novella ( very important gives lots info) plus Vampire Hollows and thats the complete series.

    Literally dying for COLS..Jace ...sigh...like seriously what is happening with that movie??? It's all gone hush, hush.

    Have a great day! Must dash..get Willow to school:D

    xx

    Michelle

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