Feeding the Need to Read - 9/27/09

I changed the name of my weekly list of new reads. "Books Bought and Received" was a bit boring as far as titles go, so I came up with "Feeding the Need to Read". I think this title says it all.

This week was a very good week in books for me.

Must Love Hellhounds by Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh

I won this over at Odd Shots and it's signed by Meljean Brook!

Book Blurb from Amazon.com:
From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Nalini Singh and national bestselling authors Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook, tales of man's worst friend...

In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes... and everything bites.

Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer's realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris's The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non- lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh's Angels' Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world-and whose scent he's following-in Ilona Andrews's Magic Mourns. Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind- and damn sexy-companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook's Blind Spot.

These four novellas by today's hottest paranormal authors will have hellhound lovers everywhere howling.

About the Authors
Charlaine Harris writes both fantasy/mystery and mystery. The HBO series True Blood is based on her Sookie Stackhouse novels. Nalini Singh is the author of the Psy-Changeling and the Guild hunter series. Ilona Andrews is the author, most recently, of Magic Strikes. Meljean Brook is the author of the Guardian series.

Dark Time by Dakota Banks
Book 1, Mortal Path

I recieved this book from RachaelFromNJ in exchange for a review on her blog Enchanted by Books.

Book Burb from Amazon.com:
Three hundred years ago, she sold her soul to a demon. Now she wants it back.
For centuries, the woman calling herself Maliha Crayne has lived a second life—as an assassin for the malevolent creature who owns her soul. A haunted killer with the blood of countless victims on her hands, she has finally discovered a way to nullify the demonic pact that chains her: If she saves a life for every one she has taken, she will be free.
But if she fails, her punishments will be unspeakable, unendurable . . . and neverending.

Tainted ARC by Julie Kenner
Book 1, The Blood Lily Chronicles
Release Date: October 27, 2009

Recieved for review.

Book blurb from Amazon.com:
Lily Carlyle has lied, cheated, and stolen her way through life.

But in death, she'll really get to be bad...

When her little sister is brutalized, a vengeful Lily determines to exact her own justice. She succeeds at the cost of her own life, but as she lies dying, she is given a second chance. Lily can earn her way into Paradise by becoming an assassin for the forces of good.

It's the job Lily believes she can really get into-but she doesn't realize that she may not be able to get out.

Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin
Book 3, Jaz Parks

I won this over at Amberkatze's Book Blog and it's signed by Jennifer Rardin!

Book Blurb from Amazon.com:
I'm Lucille Robinson (aka Jaz Parks). This is a mission unlike anything my vampire boss, Vayl, and I have ever been on. It's not our usual take-them-out-and-run; it's an undercover mission that needs the whole gang: a psychic, an interpreter, and a weapons specialist. We've never gone in which such heavy artillery before, but the more the merrier, right? Um...nope. At least not since Vayl and I learned part of our job is to ferret out a mole concealed in our unit. To add to our problems, we're being harried by a pack of reavers bent on revenge, and targeted by a Seer who wants to share Vayl's power - at any cost. This is going to be a blast.


11 comments:

Chris said...

It looks like a very good book week indeed! I'm hunkering down with an ARC of Singh's Blaze of Memory right now...

Ohmigod, my verification word is an actual word: prose. Perfect.

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

Chris - I'm very happy with my books this week :)

I haven't read any of Nalini's Psy/Changeling books but I plan on changing that real soon. I've seen so many say that they great books. Prose, huh? Is that a hint at how good Blaze of Memory is? *grins*

Patti said...

This looks like a great group of books - I'm waiting on my Must Love Hellhounds (should be in next week!) and have my eye on Dark Time. Looking forward to your reviews!

SusiSunshine said...

Congrats on the wins. I've got Must Love Hellhounds this week too. Read Ilona's and Nalini's story so far and them both. The rest sounds really good. Can't wait to hear what you think.
Have a nice Sunday!

pattepoilue said...

I've been trying to avoid ordering Must Love Hellhounds...i must be a bit into masochism lol because i want to read this anthology really bad. This is my effort in keeping my TBR-pile from exploding.
Of course i already know i won't win that battle.

Dark Time looks really good, again i've been on the brinks of ordering it a few times. won't last either lol

I discovered about Tainted on a blog this morning. This looks really interesting, i'll be waiting to know what you think of it. And from what i've gathered the next 2 books are coming out in november and december, ain't that good?!

Lea said...

I think the need is well fed indeed Donna!

You've got some great reads there. :)

Enjoy!

TJ said...

I like the name change quite a lot. :3

You're quite lucky getting Hellhounds from Oddshots! Can't wait to see what you think for that one and Tainted.

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

Patti & Pattepoilue - I can't wait to read Dark Time, I'd been wanting it for awhile but I was also resisting it until I got the TBR under control a bit.

Susi & TJ - I'll probably carry Must Love Hellhounds around with me, spot reading out of it. I've found anthologies are good for quick short reads when your out and about.

I'll be digging into Tainted shortly. :)

Lea - Thanks! =)

Mandi said...

I can't wait for your Tainted review!!!!

Must Love Hellhounds was good too...I really want to start reading Meljean Brook now.

Book Chick City said...

Title is great! All books sound good. Enjoy!

VampFanGirl said...

I can't wait to read what you think of 'Tainted'!!

Happy Reading,
VFG

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