Books Bought & Received - 8/30/09

Mercy Thompson Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
Graphic Novel

I pre-ordered this from Amazon.com and I guess what? I've already read it. Loved it!! I'm going to write up a review soon. Oh, and I'd like to note that on Amazon.com, a lot of a misguided individuals are giving this graphic novel a 1 and 2 star ratings because when they order it, they thought they were getting a full-length book.

Book Burb from Amazon.com

Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren’t bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course.

The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
Book 4, Lords of the Underworld Series

I pre-ordered this from Amazon.com.

Book Blurb from Amazon.com

Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern…until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more.

Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she'd fall for a kind human who wouldn't rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora's box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love….

Night's Cold Kiss by Tracey O'Hara
A Dark Brethren Novel

Bought this today at Barnes & Noble.

Book Burb from Barnes & Noble

For centuries war raged between the humans and Aeternus vampires—until courageous efforts on both sides forged a fragile peace.

But the rogue Necrodreniacs will never be controlled—addicted as they are to the death-high . . . and bloody chaos.

Since witnessing the murder of her mother, Antoinette Petrescu has burned with fiery hatred for the vampire race—even for Christian Laroque, the noble, dangerously handsome Aeternus who rescued her. Now an elite Venator, Antoinette must reluctantly accept Christian's help to achieve her vengeance—even as he plots to use the beautiful, unsuspecting warrior as bait to draw out the bloodthirsty dreniacs.

The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

I bought this at Barnes & Nobles today because Michelle at Michelle's Book Blog brought this omnibus to my attention and plus the fact that Anna at Anna's Book Blog mentioned that this series is one of her favorite rereads.

Book Burb from Barnes & Nobles

FOUR COMPLETE NOVELS—ONE CAPTIVATING WORLD
In the Forests of the Night
Three hundred years ago Risika had a family—a brother and a father who loved her. Three hundred years ago she was human. Now she is a vampire, a powerful one. And her past has come back to torment her.

Demon in My View
Jessica isn’t your average high school student—she’s an acclaimed published author of vampire fiction. Now two new students at her high school strongly remind her of her favorite characters. But those characters only live in her imagination—right?

Shattered Mirror
Christopher Raneva and Sarah Vida may look like a normal high school couple, but he’s actually a vampire who’s sworn off human blood and she’s an incredibly powerful, vampire-hunting witch. As if that weren’t enough to prevent their love, his past and her future collide when they get tangled up with Nikolas, one of the most reviled vampires ever.

Midnight Predator
Once a happy teenager, Turquoise Draka is now a vampire hunter. Her current assigment is to assassinate Jeshikah, one of the cruelest vampires in history. But to do that, she’ll have to enter Midnight, a fabled vampire realm, as a human slave. . . .

Blood Vice by Keith Melton
The Nightfall Syndicate, Book 1

I happily accepted this one for review since it was a book on my wishlist. It is currently available in ebook format but will be published in print this coming December.

Book Burb from Samhain Publishing

Business has never been better for hit man Karl Vance. Boston is awash in mafia blood, and Vance has a certain fondness for blood. He’s a master vampire—one of the most powerful of his kind. Having sworn to never again feed on the blood of innocents, Karl preys instead on Boston’s criminal underworld. Which makes him a valuable asset to those who deal in death.

Maria Ricardi intends to use that asset to its full extent in order to gain power within her patriarchal crime family. Vance thinks he’s been hired to keep track of the family’s princess, but she’s got a plan to get her hands dirty and earn the respect she deserves. And she’s not above using their instant attraction to get what she wants.

That driving ambition draws the attention of a rival clan’s newest and most dangerous “consultant.” Alejandro Delgado, Vance’s centuries-old nemesis. Delgado zeroes in on the one chink in Vance’s armor—his fondness for the headstrong Maria.

When she becomes enslaved by Delgado’s unnatural kiss, only one thing is certain. Vance has to decide which he wants more. To settle the score—or rescue her soul.

Warning: Intense, graphic mafia-related violence, profanity, gangster slang, assassinations, fang punctures, explicit vampire sex, betrayal, greed, murder, gangland warfare, pervasive supernatural mayhem, large-scale explosions, and extremely expensive Italian suits.


15 comments:

Anna said...

Ooh you got some good ones. I just ordered Mercy Thompson Homecoming

Blood Vice, I really enjoyed too. Hope you enjoy The Den of Shadows. :))

Chris said...

Blood Vice and The Darkest Whisper are on my "to purchase" list!

Erotic Horizon said...

I have also ordered Homecoming - I hope they dont change the cover as they did for Hunting Ground...

Just posted my review here..

http://fantasybythetale.blogspot.com/2009/08/alpha-and-omega-series-hunting-ground.html

I am also eyeballing the Keith Melton one - after Anna's review - I like his voice..

Thanks for the post I found some new ones... to add to the TBB pile.

E.H>

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

Anna - I hope you enjoy Homecoming! Thanks for the heads up on The Den of Shadows!!

Chris - They both sound like terrific reads. :)

EH - I'm going to run over and check out your review on Hunting Ground. I still need to read Cry Wolf.

Alexia561 said...

Fantastic selection of books! Found several I hadn't heard of before but are not on my wish list. Love finding new authors! Thank you!

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

Alexia - I'm so glad I could help with your TBR pile!! You are most welcome. :)

Michelle G said...

Donna,

Very nice books. :) I have Night's Cold Kiss on my wish list - I'm looking forward to your review.

M

TJ said...

Can't wait to see your response to Homecoming!

Lea said...

You got some great reads there Donna.

The cover art on "Blood Vice" is absolutely awesome. The synopsis looks good too.

Looking forward to your review.

Best
L

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

Michelle - I've been looking forward to Night's Cold Kiss ever since Kimberly at Darque's Reviews reviewed it. :)

TJ - I plan to have it up this week along with Retribution's review.

Lea - I been wanting to read Blood Vice ever since I met Keith on Twitter. I've found many new books being on Twitter. :)

Blodeuedd said...

Some good books as usual :D
I have been wondering if I should give Briggs ago...hm, nope need more time and more reviews to look at. I am so terribly at making up my mind. Well at least I am saving money.

Mandi said...

Great books as always!!

Lexie said...

It always annoys me when users give a book the wrong rating because THEY didn't take the time to read the description properly. That said I really like the coverart and also the illustrations inside (I'm not a Mercy fan however, so the GN did nothing for me).

I want to read Night's Cold Kiss pretty badly!

Leontine said...

Hi Donna,
I have Darkest Whisper ordered as a rhapsody book, have these Lords all in hardcover :) The rest sounds very interesting to me, I even have a few new-to-me authors on this list. Have fun with each of them.

Book Chick City said...

I'm loving all your books! I have added so many books to my tbr pile by coming to your blog :)

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