Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

COVERage: *9 New Titles*

Title: One Lucky Vampire 
Author(s): Lynsay Sands
Publisher: AVON
Release DateSeptember 24th, 2013
Formats: Mass Market Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Luck be a vampire tonight . . .
When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.

. . . and every night

Who wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his new state before he's roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First he'll put a stop to whoever's targeting her. Then he'll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.

Previous Novels in series:
A Quick Bite (Argeneau, #1)Love Bites (Argeneau, #2)Single White Vampire (Argen...Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argene...A Bite to Remember (Argenea...Bite Me If You Can (Argenea...The Accidental Vampire (Arg...Vampires Are Forever (Argen...Vampire, Interrupted (Argen...
The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau,...The Immortal Hunter (Argene...The Renegade Hunter (Argene...Hungry for You (Argeneau, #14)The Reluctant Vampire (Arge...Born to Bite (Argeneau, #13)Under a Vampire Moon (Argen...The Lady is a Vamp (Argenea...Immortal Ever After (Argene...

My Thoughts: It's definitely better than some of the covers from this series. They seem to be getting better with each title. I wish they could have stayed with the same theme, but I guess after 18+ novels it's hard. 

Source: Goodreads


Title: Chimes at Midnight
Author(s): Seanan McGuire
Publisher: DAW
Release DateSeptember 3rd, 2013
Formats: Mass Market Paperback
Cover Artist: Chris McGrath

Synopsis:
Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down...at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.

Toby's efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from her home and everyone she loves. Now Toby must find a way to reverse the Queens decree, get the goblin fruit off the streets--and, oh, yes, save her own life, since more than a few of her problems have once again followed her home. And then there's the question of the Queen herself, who seems increasingly unlikely to have a valid claim to the throne....

To find the answers, October and her friends will have to travel from the legendary Library of Stars into the hidden depths of the Kingdom of the Mists--and they'll have to do it fast, because time is running out. In faerie, some fates are worse than death.

October Daye is about to find out what they are.


Previous Novels in series:

Rosemary and Rue (October D...A Local Habitation (October...An Artificial Night (Octobe...Late Eclipses (October Daye...One Salt Sea (October Daye,...Ashes of Honor (October Day...

My Thoughts:
I like that they kept the theme with theses covers. - Font and over all style, which is great for collectors. 

Source:

Title: Grave Visions 
Author(s): Kalayna Price
Publisher: 
ROC
Release Date:August 6th, 2013
Formats: Mass Market Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
"Grave Visions" by Kalayna Price is the much-anticipated fourth instalment in the kick-ass urban fantasy series about Alex Craft, a grave witch who can communicate with the dead. If you want to hear voices from the dead in Nekros City, you call Alex Craft. She's a Grave Witch with reasonable rates and extraordinary powers, who specializes in revealing the secrets of the dead. But now she's the one fighting to keep her own secret. She's not human - and her newly discovered heritage is causing havoc for her both in the human realm and in Faerie. But her status as an unaffiliated fae also makes her an ideal candidate to investigate a new street drug that has surfaced in several of the spaces between the human and fae worlds. This glamour-infused drug causes hallucinations that turn real - at least for a while and often with deadly consequences. Searching for the source of this drug - and its purpose - lands Alex front and center in the conflict brewing in Faerie and she must find answers before she's dragged so deep she loses her freedom.

Previous Novels in series:
Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1)Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2)Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3)

My Thoughts:
Again, I like that they kept up with the theme. It makes collecting so much more fun and appealing. :) 

Source: Goodreads


Title: Belle Epoque
Author(s): Elizabeth Ross
Release Date
:June 11th, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service—the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive. 

Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from wealthy socialites, and when the Countess Dubern needs a companion for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed the perfect foil.

But Isabelle has no idea her new "friend" is the hired help, and Maude's very existence among the aristocracy hinges on her keeping the truth a secret. Yet the more she learns about Isabelle, the more her loyalty is tested. And the longer her deception continues, the more she has to lose.


Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts:

The model looks a bit bored, but I love the colors and style. I also love the title!

-The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque (French pronunciation: ​[bɛlepɔk]French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in French history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1871 and ending when World War I began in 1914-
Source: Goodreads 


Title: Starglass 
Author(s): Phoebi North
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release DateJuly 23rd, 2013
Formats: Mass Market Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At sixteen, working a job that doesn't interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he's yelling, Terra is sure that there has to be more to life than what she's got.

But when she inadvertently witnesses the captain's guard murdering an innocent man, Terra is suddenly thrust into the dark world beneath her ship's idyllic surface. As she's drawn into a secret rebellion determined to restore power to the people, Terra discovers that her choices may determine life or death for the people she cares most about. With mere months to go before landing on the long-promised planet, Terra has to make the decision of a lifetime--one that will determine the fate of her people.


Previous Novels in series:

None

My Thoughts: I really like it. The colors, font and overall style is very appealing!

Source: Goodreads


Title: Inhuman 
Author(s): Kat Falls
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Formats: Mass Market Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
In a world ravaged by mutation, a teenage girl must travel into the forbidden Savage Zone to recover lost artifacts or her father’s life is forfeit.

America has been ravaged by a war that has left the eastern half of the country riddled with mutation. Many of the people there exhibit varying degrees of animal traits. Even the plantlife has gone feral.

Crossing from west to east is supposed to be forbidden, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some enter the Savage Zone to provide humanitarian relief. Sixteen-year-old Lane’s father goes there to retrieve lost artifacts—he is a Fetch. It’s a dangerous life, but rewarding—until he’s caught.

Desperate to save her father, Lane agrees to complete his latest job. That means leaving behind her life of comfort and risking life and limb—and her very DNA—in the Savage Zone. But she’s not alone. In order to complete her objective, Lane strikes a deal with handsome, roguish Rafe. In exchange for his help as a guide, Lane is supposed to sneak him back west. But though Rafe doesn’t exhibit any signs of “manimal” mutation, he’s hardly civilized . . . and he may not be trustworthy.


Previous novels in series:

None

My Thoughts:
I love it, actually. I wasn't sure of the font at first, but now I think it fits. I LOVE the background image and the model's over all look. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Source: Goodreads


Title: Carniepunk (Hell on Earth)
Author(s): Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire, Rob Thurman, etc. 
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: July 23rd, 2013
Formats: Mass Market Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A


Synopsis:
A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.

The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion—is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?

And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns—or maybe some magic of one’s own.

Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed,Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.


Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts:
Although it isn't much, I love it. It's gritty, dark and circus themed. I love circus themed covers! Especially dark ones. I can't wait to check this one out.

Source: Goodreads



Title: Blood Bond (Anna Strong, #9)
Author(s): Jeanne C. Stein
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: August 27th, 2013
Formats: Mass Market Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A


Synopsis:As a vampire, Anna Strong has an immortal life…but now she’s running out of time.

Anna’s relationship with shape-shifter Daniel Frey has given her hope for a future with him and his son—especially when Frey proposes…

But just when Anna starts to think her life couldn’t be better, she must fly to France to be at the side of her dying mother. There she learns that not every vampire accepts her Chosen One status. And one such vamp is about to go rogue—by leading his followers in a fight to usurp humanity…

Previous Novels in series:
The Becoming Blood Drive The Watcher Legacy Retribution Chosen Crossroads Haunted (Anna Strong Chroni...

My Thoughts:
Again, I'm loving that they're keeping up with the theme. It's a pretty good cover. Look at that kitty :D I'm actually behind on this series. I've only read the first four books, but I enjoyed them. I hope to get back into the series this summer. 



Title: Cursed (Fallen Siren, #1)
Author(s): S. J. Harper
Publisher: Roc
Release Date: October 1st, 2013
Formats: Mass Market Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A


Synopsis:
Meet FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She's cursed. He's damned. Together, they make one hell of a team.


Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. Unless her new partner leads her astray.

Special Agent Zack Armstrong just transferred into the San Diego Field Office. He’s a werewolf, doing his best to beat back the demons from his dark and dangerous past. As a former Black Ops sniper, he’s taken enough lives. Now he’s doing penance by saving them. 

Emma and Zack’s very first case draws them deep into the realm of the paranormal, and forces them to use their own supernatural abilities. But that leaves each of them vulnerable, and there are lines partners should not cross. As secrets are revealed and more women go missing, one thing becomes clear: as they race to save the victims, Emma and Zack risk losing themselves.

Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts:
It's nothing really out of the ordinary, but the colors and background are eye catching. 

Source: All Things Urban Fantasy

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