Thursday, May 27, 2010

Adult June New Releases

Title: Bullet
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Format: Hardcover ($33.50 CDN Discounts @ Chapters & Amazon)
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From the Publisher: 

"The music came back up and the next group of little girls, slightly older, came out. There was a lot of that in the next hour and change. I liked dance, and it was no reflection on the kids, but my will to live began to seep away on about the fifth group of sequined children... " 

Anita Blake is back in St. Louis and trying to live a normal life-as normal as possible for someone who is a legal vampire executioner and a U. S. Marshal. There are lovers, friends and their children, school programs to attend. In the midst of all the ordinary happiness a vampire from Anita's past reaches out. She was supposed to be dead, killed in an explosion, but the Mother of All Darkness is the first vampire, their dark creator. It's hard to kill a god. This dark goddess has reached out to her here-in St. Louis, home of everyone Anita loves most. The Mother of All Darkness has decided she has to act now or never, to control Anita, and all the vampires in America. 

The Mother of All Darkness believes that the triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude with Anita and the werewolf Richard Zeeman has enough power for her to regain a body and to immigrate to the New World. But the body she wants to possess is already taken. Anita is about to learn a whole new meaning to sharing her body, one that has nothing to do with the bedroom. And if the Mother of All Darkness can't succeed in taking over Anita's body for herself, she means to see that no one else has the use of it, ever again. Even Belle Morte, not always a friend to Anita, has sent word: "Run if you can..."

 Title: Naamah' Curse
Release Date: June 14, 2010
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Format: Hardcover ($32.99 CDN Discount @ Chapters Online & Amazon

From the Publisher: 
Far from the land of her birth, Moirin sets out across Tatar territory to find Bao, the proud and virile Ch''in fighter who holds the missing half of her diadh-anam, the divine soul-spark of her mother''s people. After a long ordeal, she not only succeeds, but surrenders to a passion the likes of which she''s never known. But the lovers'' happiness is short lived, for Bao is entangled in a complication that soon leads to their betrayal.

 Title: Revenant
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Format: Paperback ($18.50 Discounts available @ Chapters Online & Amazon)
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The smart, sassy, single, and "highly original" (#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Patricia Briggs) ZoA Martinique is back- and she's seeking clues on the other side... 

ZoA Martinique's life hasn't been ordinary for quite awhile. First she developed the ability to travel outside her body at will-where she encountered some seriously weird things. Things that left her with powers that she didn't really want or need. Still, a person can get used to almost anything- even being a Wraith. Though more often than not, it plays serious havoc with her love life. 

But for once, ZoA is glad of her abilities. Bodies are showing up all over Atlanta, drained of blood. They're beings from another astral plane, called Revenants-and they're being stalked by her old enemy, the Phantasm. The Revenants are hardly the nicest of creatures-but to preserve the cosmic balance, ZoA will need to put everything on the line to save them...

 Title: Demon Hunts
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Format: Trade Paperback ($17.95 CDN Discounts available @ Chapters Online & Amazon)  

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Seattle police detective Joanne Walker started the year mostly dead, and she''s ending it trying not to be consumed by evil. Literally.
  She''s proven she can handle the gods and the walking dead. But a cannibalistic serial killer? That''s more than even she bargained for. What''s worse, the brutal demon can only be tracked one way. If Joanne is to stop its campaign of terror, she''ll have to hunt it where it lives: the Lower World, a shamanistic plane of magic and spirits.

Trouble is, Joanne''s skills are no match for the dangers she''s about to face-and her on-the-job training could prove fatal to the people she''s sworn to protect….

 Title: The Wolf Next Door
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperbound ($8.99 CDN)

From the Publishers: 

They can''t even be in the same room together...
Ever since their failed elopement years ago, Prisca Hawthorne has taunted, insulted, and in every way tried to push him away. If only her heart didn''t break every time Lord William Westfield left her...

But staying apart is even worse...
Lord William throws himself into drinking, gambling, and debauchery and pretends not to care about Prisca at all. But when he returns to find a rival werewolf vying for her hand, he''ll stop at nothing to claim the woman who should have been his all along.

Can Prisca forgive the unforgivable, or are the moon-crossed lovers going to be forced into a battle of wills that could be fatal?
 Title: The Time Weaver
Author: Shana Abe
Release Date: June 1, 2010 
Format: Hardcover ($28.00 CDN Discounts available @ Chapters Online & Amazon)
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From the Publisher:

From the highly acclaimed author of The Treasure Keeper and Queen of Dragons comes this mesmerizing new novel of the drákon, a supersensual race of shapeshifters whose world exists side by side with our own. In The Time Weaver, a young drákon woman discovers she possesses a unique gift, one that brings her closer to her destined love-at the cost of their very lives.
Honor Carlisle may have been born into the drákon clan but she's always felt like a stranger to her kin. It's an intuition that proves true when she receives a mysterious letter-a letter sent by her future self. Honor learns she is a Time Weaver: a creature with the extraordinary ability to transport herself into the past or future.

But the letter contains a dire warning. If Honor remains in her home at Darkfrith, she is certain to be killed. Fleeing for sanctuary among old friends in Spain, she practices her Weaving and unknowingly draws closer to an even more immediate danger. For on one of her Weaves into the future, Honor encounters the very man she should most avoid: the prince of a rival tribe of drákon.

Drawn to Prince Alexandru of Zaharen, Honor is unable to resist the temptation of Weaving to him again and again across time. As they surrender to a desire that brings the present and future ever closer, they realize they are true soulmates. But they also risk fulfilling a terrible prophecy-for their union is destined to wreak havoc. Now Honor and Sandu must place their trust-and their lives-in each other's hands, and their faith in a magical love that could restore order to the drákon universe-or destroy it forever.
Title: Insatiable 
Author: Meg Cabot
Release Date: June 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover ($29.50 CDN Discounts available @ Chapters Online & Amazon)

From the Publisher:

Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.
But her bosses are making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn't believe in them.

Not that Meena isn't familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you're going to die. (Not that you're going to believe her. No one ever does.)

But not even Meena's precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets-then makes the mistake of falling in love with-Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It's a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.
The problem is, Lucien's already dead. Maybe that's why he's the first guy Meena's ever met whom she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena's always been able to see everyone else's future, she's never been able look into her own.

And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.

Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future. . . .If she even has one.

 Title: The Darkest Lie
Author: Gena Showalter
Release Date: June 29, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperbound ($9.99)
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From the Publisher:

In this riveting new installment of New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series, Gideon, keeper of the Demon of Lies, fights to uncover the truth….

Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife.  He doesn’t remember the beautiful female, much less wedding — or bedding — her.  But he wants to . . . almost as much as he wants her.

But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free, and a future with her means risking everything.  Especially as Gideon’s enemies draw closer . . . and the truth threatens to destroy all he’s come to love . . .    


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