Thursday, August 5, 2010

August 2010 Adult New Releases

Title: Waking The Witch
Author: Kelley Armstrong 
Format: Hardcover ($29.95 CDN) 
Release Date: August 3, 2010


The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at twenty-one she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. 

So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town, as a favour to one of the agency's associates. At first glance, the murders look garden-variety human, but on closer inspection signs point to otherworldly stakes. 

Soon Savannah is in over her head. She's run off the road and nearly killed, haunted by a mystery stalker and freaked out when the brother of one of the dead women is murdered when he tries to investigate the crime. To complicate things, something weird is happening to her powers. Pitted against shamans, demons, a voodoo-inflected cult and garden-variety goons, Savannah has to fight to ensure her first case isn't her last. And she also has to ask for help, perhaps the hardest lesson she's ever had to learn.

Title: Total Eclipse
Author: Rachel Caine 
Format: Paperback ($9.99 CDN)
Release Date: August 3, 2010


Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin, her husband, the djinn David, and the Earth herself have been poisoned by a substance that destroys the magic that keeps the world alive. The poison is destabilizing the entire balance of power, bestowing magic upon those who have never had it, and removing it form those who need it. It's just a matter of time before the delicate balance of nature explodes into chaos-and doom.

Title: Death's Excellent Vacation
Author: Various
Format: Hardcover ($31.00 CDN)
Release Date: August 3, 2010


The editors of "Wolfsbane and Mistletoe" and "Many Bloody Returns" deliver a new collection-including a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story. 
"New York Times" bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost-plus Lilith Saintcrow, Jeff Abbott, and more-send postcards from the edge of the paranormal world to fans who devoured "Wolfsbane and Mistletoe" and "Many Bloody Returns." 

With an all-new Sookie Stackhouse story and twelve other original tales, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations that are frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque. Learn why it really can be an endless 

summer-for immortals.

Title: Chosen
Author: Jeanne Stein
Format: Paperback ($9.99 CDN)
Release Date: August 31, 2010


Anna Strong's primitive vampire instincts are getting harder to control. And a new enemy wants to take advantage of that fact, for Anna has been chosen to shape the destiny of all vampires-and all humans.

Title: Dark Peril
Author: Christine Feehan
Format: Hardcover ($32.50)
Release Date: August 31, 2010


A new Carpathian novel from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author. 
Dominic of the Dragonseeker Carpathians is on a desperate mission, in the very heart of enemy territory. Solange Sangria is one of the last of the jaguar people. She has long been fighting to save women who are able to shift from the hands of the man who slaughtered her family and everyone she loved-her own father. They are two warriors who have lived their lives alone. Now, a the end of their time, they find each other, a complication neither saw coming.

Title: The Mists of Time 
Author: Susan Squires
Format: Mas Market Paperbound ($9.99 CDN)
Release Date: August 31, 2010


Diana Dearborn knows all about romance, at least in the books she writes. But passion eludes her in real life-until she's offered the chance to travel back in time to Camelot. The world of King Arthur and Guinevere is nothing like she pictured, neither is the knight she encounters on her return to San Francisco: Gawain, the hero of her current project. He's complicated, mysterious, and sexier than anything her imagination could conjure. And he's been waiting for her.

Now, joined together in a desperate race, Diana and Gawain must prevent an ancient, evil force from wreaking mayhem in the all-too-real present. Diana must learn to trust Gawain-even while she encounters secrets about her own past. But even if their mission succeeds, does Diana's destiny lie with this man from another time-and will their love alter history forever?

Title: Cast in Chaos
Author: Michelle Sagara
Format: Trade Paperback ($17.95 CDN)
Release Date: August 1, 2010


Kaylin Neya is a Hawk, part of the elite force tasked with keeping the City of Elantra safe. Her past is dark, her magic uncontrolled and her allies unpredictable. And nothing has prepared her for what is coming, when the charlatans on Elani Street suddenly grow powerful, the Oracles are thrown into an uproar and the skies rain blood….

The powerful of Elantra believe that the mysterious markings on Kaylin''s skin hold the answer, and they are not averse to using her-how ever they have to-in order to discover what it is.

Something is coming, breaking through the barriers between the worlds. But is it a threat that Kaylin needs to defend her city against-or has she been chosen for another reason entirely?

Title: Seduced by the Wolf
Author: Terry Spear
Format: Mass Market Paperbound ($9.99 CDN)
Release Date: August 3, 2010


His first priority is to protect his pack... 

Werewolf pack leader Leidolf Wildhaven has just taken over a demoralized pack. With rogue wolves on the loose causing havoc and the authorities from the zoo suddenly zeroing in on the local wolf population, the last thing he needs in his territory is a do-gooder female, no matter how beautiful and enticing she is...

She'll do anything to help wolves...

Biologist Cassie Roux has dedicated her life to protecting wolves in the wild. On a desperate mission to help a she-wolf with newborn pups, the last thing Cassie needs right now is a nosy and entirely too attractive werewolf pack leader trying to track her down...
With rogue wolves and hunters threatening at every turn, Cassie and Leidolf may find their attraction the most dangerous force of all...

Title: The Demon Hunt
Author: Kris Greene 
Format: Mass Market Paperbound ($9.99 CDN)
Release Date: August 3, 2010


Soul-sucking demons. Half-human killers. Doomsday prophesies. No, this isn’t a late-night movie on cable TV. This is Gabriel’s life—or least, what’s left of it—ever since he discovered his true destiny as a warrior knight in the battle against darkness. Once an ordinary college kid studying lost legends in books, Gabriel now finds himself face to face with actual demons. As a warrior, he has no choice but to fight them. And if he screws it up, the world is toast…

A dimensional rift has opened between worlds. Which means more demons—and more death—than you could shake a proverbial stick at. Luckily, Gabriel has just the stick for the job, an ancient trident that gives him awesome demon-bashing powers. To watch his back he has the butt kicking half Demon De Mona and several unlikely heroes who he’s picked up along the way. To make matters more complicated two of Gabriel’s college buddies wind up dead and he finds that the demons aren’t the only ones who want a piece of his hide. The cops want him too—for murder…

Title: Kiss of the Rose
Author: Kate Pearce
Format: Paperback ($8.50 CDN)
Release Date: August 3, 2010


First in a sexy new series that takes a bite out of the court of King Henry VIII.  Desperate to defeat King Richard III and gain the crown, Henry Tudor made a pact with the Druids binding him and his heirs to the Druids' struggle against vampires. Ever since, the Llewellyns, a vampire- slaying family, have been in the king's employ. Now Henry VIII reigns, and his father's bargain has been almost forgotten-until bloodless corpses turn up in the king's bedchamber. To save the king, Vampire hunter Rosalind Llewellyn must form an uneasy alliance with Druid slayer Sir Christopher Ellis. But soon, Rosalind must face an unthinkable truth: that her sworn enemy may be her soulmate...

Title: Labyrinth 
Author: Kat Richardson
Format: Hardcover ($31.00 CDN)
Release Date: August 3, 2010


The toughest case yet for Greywalker Harper Blaine, "a great heroine" (#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Charlaine Harris). 
Harper Blaine was your average small-time P. I. until she died-for two minutes. Now she's a Greywalker, walking the line between the living world and the paranormal realm. There are others who know about her new powers-others with powerful tools and evil intentions, and now that the man who "killed" her has been murdered, the police are also paying close attention. That means Harper has to watch her step while searching for the ghost of her "killer"-who could be a valuable clue in the puzzle of Harper's past and her father's death, as well as a key to figuring out who's trying to manipulate her new powers and why. But with her growing powers pulling her into the Grey, Harper might not be able to come back out...

Title: Blameless
Author: Gail Carriger
Format: Mass Market Paperback ($9.99 CDN)
Release Date: August 31, 2010


Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.

Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.

While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.

Title: The Darkest Edge of Dawn
Author: Kelly Gay
Format: Mass Market Paperbound ($9.99 CDN)
Release Date: August 31, 2010


It takes a strong woman to keep the peace in a city of endless night. . . .
Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun—one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The powers of hellish Charbydon have the upper hand after plunging the city into primordial night. And under the cover of darkness, a serial killer targets the most powerful Elysians in the city, the angelic Adonai. For Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner Hank, tracking deadly predators is all in a day’s work . . . but this case will test the limits of their strength and friendship as it draws them into a deadly world of power plays, ancient myths, explosive secrets, and a race against time that risks all that Charlie holds dear.

Title: Truth Seeker
Author: C.E. Murphy
Format: Paperback ($17.00 CDN)
Release Date: August 31, 2010



Gifted with an uncanny intuition, Lara Jansen nonetheless thinks there is nothing particularly special about her. All that changes when a handsome but mysterious man enters her quiet Boston tailor shop and reveals himself to be a prince of Faerie. What’s more, Dafydd ap Caerwyn claims that Lara is a truthseeker, a person with the rare talent of being able to tell truth from falsehood. Dafydd begs Lara to help solve his brother’s murder, of which Dafydd himself is the only suspect.

Acting against her practical nature, Lara agrees to step through a window into another world. Caught between bitterly opposed Seelie forces and Dafydd’s secrets, which are as perilous as he is irresistible, Lara finds that her abilities are increasing in unexpected and uncontrollable ways. With the fate of two worlds at stake and a malevolent entity wielding the darkest of magic, Lara and Dafydd will risk everything on a love that may be their salvation—or the most treacherous illusion of all.


ParaJunkee said...

You know we might want to collaborate on the new releases... LOL. I think I got some and you got some...these can be hard to do.

Ladytink_534 said...

I've always really liked Savannah so I'm eager to check out her book! I only recently read the first Weather Warden and the first Grewalker but I did like them so I need to get caught up with the series. I've been waiting on that anthology since I first heard of it. WANT SO BAD! I heard that Changeless ended on a cliffhanger so I have to wait for Blameless to come out before I can read them, another that is killing me to wait for lol.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I am really looking forward to Dark Peril and a few others listed up there :)

The Book Guru said...

Thank you all for your comments! I am looking forward to reading many of the books above as well!

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