Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Books to Watch (1/23/13)


Are you READY my bookish friends? It's that time again!

Time to spotlight some books and hopefully add them to your ever growing TBR. Sit back and relax, while I share with you two books that I am loving and think you should too. 

One that's already out, and one that's coming up. Away we go!

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This edition, it's all about URBAN FANTASY!


OUT NOW



Since the 1970s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species: a full moon for Vampires, a crescent moon for Shifters, a pair of wings for Fairies, and the list goes on, for each supernatural species has been tagged and categorized by humans.

Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She stays to herself, revealing her ability to create fire only during emergencies. All she wants to do is graduate college and stop having to steal to survive. But when she stumbles upon a murder in progress, she catches the attention of a supernatural killer. Now all she wants is to stop finding dead bodies in her apartment.

Enlisting help from her Were-cheetah ex-boyfriend MeShack and a new mysterious friend named Zulu, she is steered through the habitat’s raunchy nightlife. But their presence sometimes proves to be more burden than help, as they fight for her attention.

While the corpses pile up, and the scent of blood fills the air, Lanore is left wondering: Will she find the psycho or die trying?


So, I already reviewed this and I have to say that I reread it recently. Verdict? Still AWESOME. I'm becoming more and more a fan of UF simply for the characters. Strong female and male characters abound in this genre. Plus you get a nice mix of sexytimes and kick-ass fights. Looking for your next UF read? Give Fire Baptized a shot!


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COMING SOON

(Out April 30, 2013)

It’s a homecoming, of sorts, for Jayné Heller—and she wants some long-awaited answers to her past, in this fifth book in the acclaimed Black Sun’s Daughter urban fantasy series.

After years on her own, Jayné Heller is going home to find some answers. How did the powerful spirit calling itself the Black Sun get into her body? Who was her uncle Eric, and what was the grand plan to which he devoted his life? Who did her mother have an affair with, and why? And the tattoo—seriously—what was that about?

Jayné arrives during the preparations for her older brother’s shotgun wedding, but she’s not the only unexpected guest. The Invisible College has also come to town, intent on stopping the ceremony. They claim an ancient evil is threatening the child that would be Jayné’s niece, and that the Heller family has been rotten at the core for generations.

The deeper Jayné looks, the more she thinks they might not be wrong. And behind them all, in the shadows of Jayné’s childhood home, a greater threat waits that calls itself the Graveyard Child...


I devoured the first four books in this series back in 2011 when the publisher was so kind as to send me the whole set. As my first UF series ever, I couldn't even fathom the awesomeness within! So imagine how excited I was when I found out that there is another book in the series, and it comes out THIS YEAR. Yup. I'd a happy girl. Are you a fan of female heroines who can kick ass?  Jayné Heller is perfect for you.


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So, are you adding either to your TBR? Did I peak your interest? Shout out and, once again, thanks for reading!



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