Books I’m planning on getting this month:
Karen Chance’s “Midnight’s Daughter” (urban fantasy): I’m a big fan of Ms Chance’s Cassie Palmer series, and this title is the first in a new-but-related series and is set after the third Cassie book (“Embrace the Night”). Dorina Basarab is a dhampir (human-vampire mix, apparently) who occasionally has psychotic episodes. Err… I have to say if I read that backcover blurb while browsing, I would put that book straight back on the shelf. But this is Karen Chance and therefore I want.
The cover is the UK one – same basic picture as the US version, but closer-up and with different fonts… they’ve cropped out the gun she’s holding in her left hand on the US cover.
Excerpt here (out Oct 7)
“Wolfsbane and Mistletoe” (urban fantasy): Anthology with, hmmm… wild guess here, but I’m thinking all of the stories will feature werewolves. I’ve never really liked anthologies (I’m not a short story person), but with authors including Patricia Briggs, Karen Chance, and Charlaine Harris, it becomes a must-get.
Out Oct 7
Katie MacAlister’s “Up in Smoke” (paranormal romance): Second in her Silver Dragons series. I was getting a bit bored with Ms MacAlister’s Aisling Grey books, and to be honest, wasn’t expecting much from her spin-off Silver Dragons series. But the first one (“Playing with Fire”) was a fun read, and I want to know what’s next in store for May and Gabriel.
Excerpt here (out Oct 7)
Lisa Kleypas’ “A Wallflower Christmas” (historical romance): Ms Kleypas revisits the world of the Wallflowers in this Christmas novel. Her Wallflowers series is probably my favourite of all her books, so I’m excited about reading more about this world. Even though it’s a hardcover release. And 224 pages long. Hmmm… this seems to be a St Martin’s Press speciality, I think they also release Janet Evanovich’s “between-the-numbers” Plum books for hardcover prices, and they come in at less than 200 pages. Sigh. I will probably shell out for this though.
Excerpt here (out Oct 14)
And then the maybe books:
Mercedes Lackey’s “Foundation”, the start of a new series in her Valdemar world, and which I blogged about here – if it is released in ebook format, I will probably cave in and get it.
“The Magical Christmas Cat” is another anthology, this time featuring a story by Nalini Singh, hence me considering it. I’m not that excited about the other authors featuring in this book (Lora Leigh, Eric McCarthy, Linda Winstead Jones), but I may cave for the DarkRiver story.