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

Friday, April 5, 2013

GIVEAWAY WINNER + *7 New Covers!*


Hiya peeps!
 I hope you've all had a great Spring so far. Today the sun is shining, the weather is in the plus and there's minimal amounts of snow left. I can really feel the nicer weather coming and I'm beyond stoked. I'm ready for Summer. Bring it. 

I have chosen the winner of my SWAG Giveaway (via- Rafflecopter) so, stay tuned until the end of the post for the announcement!



COVERED 


Title: Kicking It 
Author(s): Rachel Caine, Chloe Neill, Rob Thurman
Publisher: ROC
Release DateDecember 3rd, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Kicking It: These Boots Are Made for Stalking is an upcoming ROC anthology edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price. Announced July 3rd on Faith Hunter's Facebook page. It will contain short stories by Faith Hunter, Kalayna Price (Alex Craft short story focused on Briar Darque), Rachel Caine, Chloe Neill, Shannon K. Butcher. More info to come.

My Thoughts: I look forward to reading this anthology! It's been a while since I've bothered to buy a whole anthology, but I think I will this time! As for the cover, it's not spectacular, but it's fitting :) 

Source: Rob Thurman's Website



Title: Dead of Night

Author(s): Charlaine Harris, Amanda Stevens
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: Shane Rebenschied

Synopsis:

From bestselling author Charlaine Harris and rising star Amanda Stevens come two otherworldly tales sure to haunt readers well after the last page is turned. 

Dancers in the Dark  

#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris 

Layla Rue Le May is no ordinary dancer-her partner, Sean McClendon, is a three-hundred-year-old redheaded vampire. When Layla Rue acquires a stalker, she's forced to face the music...and wonder if this will finally be her last dance. 

The Devil's Footprints 
Award-winning author Amanda Stevens 

Years after her sister's unsolved murder, Sarah DeLaune is haunted by the mysteries of her past when two mutilated bodies are found near Sarah's New Orleans home, the crime scene desecrated by cloven footprints. Sarah has always believed that her sister was killed by a man named Ashe Cain. But no one else has ever seen Ashe. Until now.


My Thoughts: I'm looking forward to checking this one out, especially Charlaine Harris's short. As for the Cover, I like it. The colors and font are suitable, and I love antique iron gates! 

Source: All Things Urban Fantasy






Title: After Dead

Author(s): Charlaine Harris
Publisher: ACE Hardcover
Release Date: October 29th, 2013
Formats: Hardcover
Cover Art: Lisa Desimini

Synopsis:Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next.With characters arranged alphabetically—from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli—bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens.

This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions—including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after…

The book will feature extensive interior art by acclaimed Sookie artist Lisa Desimini, including a Sookieverse Alphabet, color endpapers, and several full-page black and white interior illustrations.

Previous Novels in series:
Dead until Dark Living Dead in Dallas Club Dead Dead to the World Dead as a Doornail Definitely Dead All Together Dead From Dead to Worse (Sookie ... Dead and Gone (Sookie Stack... Dead in the Family (Sookie ... Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stac... Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhou... Dead Ever After (Sookie Sta...

My Thoughts: I honestly never liked the cartoon covers. They were unique, but not very appealing. I found they never really suited the over all feel of the series. I still want to get my hands on this, but not in hardcover. 

Source: Goodreads




Title: Affliction

Author(s): Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Release Date: July 2nd, 2013
Formats: Hardcover
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Micah is called back home by his estranged family, because his father, a county sheriff, has been attacked and is terribly injured. Anita and Nathaniel are going with him for moral support and to meet his family under very trying circumstances.

Micah has been estranged from his family for a decade, deliberately turning his back on them to protect them from the sadistic killer who once led his leopard pack. But now Micah’s father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.” 

Anita—who understands zombies better than anyone—knows there’s more to it than that. While zombies have unlovable traits, being one doesn’t cause human beings to rot in agony. She needs to solve that mystery—but now a more immediate issue is pressing: Micah’s father may have only five days to live.

Previous Novels in Series:
Guilty Pleasures (Anita Bla...The Laughing Corpse (Anita ...Circus of the Damned (Anita...The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Bla...Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, ...The Killing Dance (Anita Bl...Burnt Offerings (Anita Blak...Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vam...Obsidian Butterfly (Anita B...Narcissus in Chains (Anita ...Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake,...Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake...Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire...Danse Macabre (Anita Blake,...The Harlequin (Anita Blake,...Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Va...Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Va...Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire...Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampir...Hit List (Anita Blake, Vamp...Kiss the Dead (Anita Blake,...

My Thoughts: The cover is better than most of her newer covers, but a few books behind and I have no plan on catching up any time real soon. Maybe in the Summer. Maybe not. *shrugs* I wish I felt different, but I don't think I'm alone in this.. 

Source: Goodreads


Title: Autumn Bones

Author(s): Jacqueline Carey
Publisher: ROC
Release Date: October 1st, 2013
Formats: PaperbackCover Art: Juliana Kolesova

Synopsis:
New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey returns to the curious Midwest tourist community where normal and paranormal worlds co-exist—however tenuously—under the watchful eye of a female hellspawn…

Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. Things are back to normal—as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism, and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.

Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel’s enforcer, she’s dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it’s a big one.

He’s descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back. If he doesn’t return to Jamaica to take up his rightful role in the family, they’ll unleash spirit magic that could have dire consequences for the town. It’s Daisy’s job to stop it, and she’s going to need a lot of help. But time is running out, the dead are growing restless, and one mistake could cost Daisy everything.

Previous Novels in series:
Dark Currents (Agent of Hel, #1)

My Thoughts:I really like it. I love the autumn colors and it's nice to see a model who's not half naked. *grins*



Title: Heart of Venom
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: August 27th, 2013
Formats: PaperbackCover Art: N/A

Synopsis:
The hotly anticipated ninth novel in the hugely popular Elemental Assassin series finds Gin Blanco on a dangerous mission to rescue a friend. 

When a terror from the past threatens Gin’s friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer’s trap. Meanwhile, the rocky romance between Gin and Owen reaches a turning point—can they reunite and rekindle their love? Or will the things Gin has been forced to do in her line of work as the deadly assassin the Spider keep them apart forever? Assuming, that is, she survives long enough to find out…

Previous Novels in series:
Spider's Bite (Elemental As...Web of Lies (Elemental Assa...Venom (Elemental Assassin, #3)Tangled Threads (Elemental ...Spider’s Revenge (Elemental...Thread of Death (Elemental ...By a Thread (Elemental Assa...Widow’s Web (Elemental Assa...Deadly Sting (Elemental Ass...

My Thoughts: I really like this one. It's dark and gritty and completely fitting! 

Source: Goodreads



Title: Archangel's Legion
Author(s): Nalini Singh
Publisher: Jove
Release Date: October 29th, 2013
Formats: PaperbackCover Art: N/A

Synopsis:
Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.

Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.

Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.

Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…

Previous Novels in series:
Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter...Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hun...Archangel's Consort (Guild ...Archangel's Blade (Guild Hu...Archangel's Storm (Guild Hu...

My Thoughts: Another beautiful cover! I love how Elena and Raphael's wings always look. 

Source: Goodreads


Now, onto the Swag Giveaway Winner.. 

The winner of my Swag package is:

Amber Hall

Congratulations Amber! I'll be emailing you shortly! 

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