Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spin off series! A Dark Angels series by: Keri Athur

I went GAGA over Australian author, Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson Guardian series last year and when I learned she was doing a  spin off series staring a very minor character from the Jenson series I was stoked. Dark Angels stars Risa Jones, a supernatural being who can enter the realm(s) between life and death and see grim reapers. In the Riley Jensen series Risa was toddler so this novel clearly takes place quite a few years in the future. Luckily the protagonist Riley from the Jensen series is a half vampire half werewolf who's life expectancy is unclear but far longer then a human life expectancy so I assume she will be just as young and sassy as always. I can wait to reunite with some of my all time favorite supernatural characters as well as get to know some new ones! I hope this novel lives up to my expectations and if my sweet baby boy gives his mommy some reading time this week I look forward to writing a review!

For my review of Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson Guardian Series) click here.

Title: Darkness Unbound
Series: A Dark Angels Novel
Author: Keri Arthur
Publisher: Random House ($9.99 CDN)


Being half werewolf and half Aedh, Risa Jones can enter the twilight realms between life and death and see the reapers, supernatural beings that collect the souls of the dead. But she soon makes a terrifying discovery: Some sinister force is stealing souls, preventing the dead from ever knowing the afterlife.

Reapers escort souls-not snatch them-but Risa is still unnerved when a reaper shadows her in search of someone Risa has never met: her own father, an Aedh priest, who is rumored to be tampering with the gates of hell for a dark purpose. With the help of her "aunt"-half-werewolf, half-vampire Riley Jenson-and an Aedh named Lucian who may have lost his wings but none of his sex appeal, Risa must pursue whatever shadowy practitioner of blood magic is seizing souls, and somehow stop her father . . . before all hell breaks loose.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 2011 New Releases

New releases for October 2011

Release Date: October 8, 2011
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The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They''ve overcome the secrets riddled in Patch''s dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for-and their love-forever. 

Release Date: October 11, 2011


Thomas knows that Wicked can''t be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they''ve collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It''s up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test.

What Wicked doesn''t know is that something''s happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can''t believe a word of what Wicked says.

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine.
Will anyone survive the Death Cure?

Release Date: October 18, 2011 


Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena''s Claiming. Even Lena''s family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He''s being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he''s too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there''s no going back. And this time there won''t be a happy ending.

Release Date: October 18, 2011 

A promise broken. A bond betrayed. 

It's been six months since ghost-turned golem bad-boy Sin confessed his love, stole Dice''s heart, and disappeared from Swoon, perhaps from existence. Despite the hurt, Dice has been moving steadily toward ordinary. Dreams of Sin still plague and pleasure her sleep, and the mark Sin left remains on her skin, still sore, six months later. But Dice has been throwing herself into music, finding solace in song and sometimes even in the arms of her band mate, Tosh. Life seems almost…normal. The last thing Dice wants is to mess with anything remotely supernatural. But when her best friend's boyfriend goes missing, Dice has no choice but to be very much involved. She knows that his disappearance was no accident, and it somehow has everything to do with Sin. Because Dice can feel it: Sin is back. And the promises and deceptions he left in his wake have returned to haunt him.

What do you do when an oath of devotion threatens to destroy the one you love?

Destined by: Kristin Cast and P.C. Cast (House of Night, Book 9)
Release Date: October 25, 2011
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Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet - which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx''s gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together - if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father''s shadow…

But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia's handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there's the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more - or possibly less - than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there's something strangely familiar about him…

Will Neferet's true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox's humanity in time to protect him - and everyone - from his own fate? Find out what's destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

TV Tuesday: Lost Girl

Having not had cable for about two years until this week (I refuse to pay the high prices but got a screamin deal for basic cable) I was unaware of some up and coming television shows to be aired this Sept/Oct 2011. The past few years television for both young adult and adult shows has had a strong paranormal influence with programs such as Vampire Diaries and True Blood appealing to paranormal addicts like myself. So interested in watching programs from this genre I began to search for more shows with such content and fell in love with the British shows Being Human and Dr. Who as well as shows such as Haven, Sanctuary, and most recently Lost Girl.

Lost Girl is what I would call an Urban Paranormal show that brings the world of Fae to our modern society. Focusing on protagonist Bo who is a Succubus who refuses to side with either dark or light Fae this show balances interesting plot lines and Fae mythology in a way that is both highly entertaining and incredibly sexy.

This show is now on its second season and if you have yet to watch an episode I highly recommend you give it a try. Without cable I have managed to watch this show at showcase.ca but for those of you in the USA or other countries I am not to sure where to direct you! (If you are in the UK try this link).

Below you will find a trailer for both Lost Girl season 1 and 2. Let me know what you think of this show and others like it that have captured your attention! Come back next Tue for a look at the fall seasons new additions to paranormal television!

(I realize that there are a lot of various memes featured on various blogs. While I have not come across one called "TV Tuesday" I apologize if I am stepping on any toes. If you have created a meme of this nature please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I would be happy to include links to your posts on future Tuesdays!)