New Releases: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy & YA for the week of March 9, 2010

Happy Release Day!

March 7 - 13, 2010 is Read an E-Book Week: Head over to www.ebookweek.com where you can find all kinds of information on different ebook readers, the benefits of ebooks plus a listing of online stores who are supporting Read an E-Book Week by giving away free ebooks.


March 8, 2010

 The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin

The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin
Matthew Swift, Book 2
Urban Fantasy
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Summary:

It's said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, then the Tower will crumble and the kingdom will fall. Resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift is about to discover that this isn't so far from the truth. . .

One by one, the protective magical wards that guard the city are falling: the London Wall defiled with cryptic graffiti, the ravens found dead at the Tower, the London Stone destroyed. This is not good news. This array of supernatural defenses - a mix of international tourist attractions and forgotten urban legends - formed a formidable magical shield, one that could protect London from the greatest threat it has ever known. But what could be so dangerous as to threaten an entire city?

Against his better judgment, Matthew Swift is about to find out. And if he's lucky, he might just live long enough to do something about it . . .

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March 9, 2010

 Full Moon City edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Darrell Schweitzer

Full Moon City edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Darrell Schweitzer
Anthology
Urban Fantasy
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Summary:

DANGER LURKS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY . . . BUT NOT ALWAYS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT. From New York to Los Angeles to Bucharest, fifteen never-before-published tales by some of the world’s finest fantasy and horror writers celebrate the newest incarnations of an age-old terror that strikes when the moon is full . . . the werewolf. No longer confined to the forests, these modern monsters can be found in places you frequent every day—and never before thought to fear.CARRIE VAUGHN’s popular werewolf radio host Kitty Norville is drawn into a controversy as to whether it’s fair to ban lycanthropy from professional sports. New York’s famous Plaza Hotel is the setting for ESTHER M. FRIESNER’s tale of one very grisly little girl, while Beverly Hills may never quite recover from RON GOULART’s middle-aged Hollywood screenwriter who falls prey to a most unusual problem. Celebrated fantasy author PETER S. BEAGLE tells a chillingly lyrical story of three Louisiana loup garoux locked into a deadly dance of death. Plus many more biting tales from award-winning authors:HOLLY BLACK • P.D. CACEK • GREGORY FROST • TANITH LEE HOLLY PHILLIPS • MIKE RESNICK • DARRELL SCHWEITZER • LISA TUTTLE IAN WATSON • GENE WOLFE • CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO

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 Werewolf Smackdown by Mario Acevedo

Werewolf Smackdown by Mario Acevedo
Felix Gomez, Book 5
Urban Fantasy
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Summary:

Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a dangerous werewolf cabal in the fifth installment in Mario Acevedo's satirical supernatural series

A sure-to-be-bloody civil war is brewing between rival werewolf factions, and P.I . Felix Gomez will do anything he can to make sure it doesn't explode into a vicious battle that engulfs all creatures, living and dead.

Between that, the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and a gang of other vampires trying to take off his head, this is one rumble even a fanged detective extraordinaire may not be able to handle.

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Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Hourglass by Claudia Gray
Evernight, Book 3
YA Urban Fantasy
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Summary:

Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an option.

Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can't escape her destiny.

Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything . . . but can it survive what's to come?

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The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
Sequel to Forest of Hands and Teeth
YA Urban Fantasy
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Summary:

Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

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 The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks

The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks
Love at Stake, Book 8
Paranormal Romance
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Summary:

Olivia's packing list:

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Bathing suit
  3. Flip-flops

FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris was looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, chaotic, and sometimes all-too-dangerous life. But when she escaped to the small Greek island of Patmos, all she got were meddling grandmothers trying to marry her off. Can't they see that none of the men around interests her—except Robby MacKay?

Robby's packing list:

  1. Synthetic blood
  2. More synthetic blood
  3. Jogging clothes (even vamps have to stay in shape!)

Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive—but then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from a case back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life—along with giving her a first time she'll never forget . . .

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Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Book 1
Urban Fantasy
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Summary:

A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time- between a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.
Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.

For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.

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 Abandon the Night by Joss Ware

Abandon the Night by Joss Ware
Awakening Heroes Series, Book 3
Paranormal Romance
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Summary:

From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope . . . but they cannot survive this dark, ravaged world alone . . .

Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent wants only one thing: revenge. Harnessing a strange new "gift," he embarks on a deadly mission to find the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: his father. Only one thing stands in his way—a mysterious, arrow-wielding beauty . . .

ZoË Kapoor is on her own quest for vengeance, searching for the monstrous fiends who murdered her family. Soon she and Quent join together, journeying through the ruins of the world they once knew as a desperate desire builds between them. Drawing closer to an enemy they never imagined, ZoË and Quent must abandon all fear, abandon all regret, abandon the night . . .

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If you have a book review for any of the new releases listed here, link it in comments and I will be happy to add it to this post. Or if I missed a new book release, please let me know so I can add it also.

-- Summaries are from Amazon.com unless otherwise stated.


A Few Giveaways:
Psst! There are a ton of giveaways for and Falling, Fly by Sklyer White, Angelology by Danielle Trussoni and Num8ers by Rachel Ward.

12 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Not sure about the Forest of hand and teeth sequel cover, it looked like some YA romance, coming of age story...still need to read book 1

Chris said...

Thanks for the mention(s)! Ahhhh... a release week I can resist! Definitely not the case later in the month...

Mar said...

I will be at the store, during lunch time today hugging Abandon the Night to my chest. Yay, release day!

Mar said...
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Patti said...

Thanks for the link! Like Chris, I'm saving my $$$ for later in the month...

Leontine said...

I've got the release of Joss Ware coming in and I read ANGELOLOGY for ARC review. Besides these two not much here that makes me go happy-happy :(...Am I going picky here?

Thanks for the link to the Angelology giveaway Donna :)

Smokinhotbooks said...

I must add Joss Ware to my read this year pile. I've heard good things about her futuristic series.

ColleenFL said...

I've been waiting for The Vampire and the Virgin. I love that series!

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Thanks for the link love! I'm off to check out all of the other reviews! :)

VampFanGirl said...

Thanks for posting my giveaway link Donna!

FULL MOON CITY looks good. Thanks for the heads up on these releases, girl!

HUGS, VFG

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

B - Same here! It's very different from The Forest of Hands and Teeth cover.

Chris - Welcome! Yeah, the last two weeks of March are going to be good. :)

Mar - I need to pick up the first book in Awakening Heroes series. I've seen some really good reviews on these books.

Patti - Saving lots of $$$ for the end of March. I'm really, really looking forward to Silver Borne.

Leontine - I'm about to head over and read your review. I do want to read Angelology. You're welcome!

KC - Me too! I'm finding out I do like the futuristic genre. :)

Colleen - I haven't read in books by Kerrelyn Sparks but I do plan on it one of days... ::looks over at the leaning TBR shelves::

Natalie - Glad to share the linkage. The more opinions the better. :)

VFG - Happy to link to your terrific giveaway. Agree Full Moon City does look interesting, and I really like the cover with the wolf eyes.

Erotic Horizon said...

Good list this week hon...

I do have two of that Joss Ware books - I must drag them out...

That blurb sounds so good...

E.H>

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