Books for February

So midway through February and I have yet to post the new releases coming out this month that I’m planning on getting.

51jNEDOonL._SL160_ And that’s because there’s only one: Eileen Wilks’ “Blood Magic” (urban fantasy – excerpt here), the sixth book in her Lupi series.  I’m a long-time fan of this series, so this one is an autobuy for me. 

Back cover blurb:

Lily Yu’s world changed when she met Rule Turner, known to the human world as “that werewolf prince.”  It’s been eight months since everyone else’s world changed, too—when the Turning hit.  That shifting of the realms has magic seeping back into the world in quantities unseen since the hot news story concerned a pair of human babes raised by wolves who went on to found a new city:  Rome.

Lily is a homicide cop turned FBI agent.  She works for a special Unit within the MCD—that’s the Bureau’s Magical Crimes Division.   Lily became a cop to stop the monsters , though it was human monsters she had in mind at the time.  These days, the perps she tracks may be a lot more—or a lot less–than human.

In Blood Magic, Lily and Rule are faced with their most dangerous opponent yet, one the law can’t touch.  One who can’t be killed.  One whose like hasn’t been seen in our world since long before those wolves fostered Romulus and Remus.

Oh, one more thing about Blood Magic:  Grandmother is back.
Those of you who haven’t read the previous books in my World of the Lupi series may be scratching your head about now.  Someone’s grandmother shows up and you’re supposed to get all tingly?   You might be more interested in some of the other characters in Blood Magic, like the assassin.  Or the dragon.  Or the ancient, undying enemy willing to wait for centuries to achieve what really matters.



There’s not to say there aren’t other new releases out there this month.  Nalini Singh’s “Archangel’s Kiss” (paranormal romance) is out, but I haven’t yet made time to read the first book in her Guild Hunters series, “Angels’ Blood”.   And this is despite the rave reviews it’s been getting.  I know.

Katie Macalister’s “Steamed” also intrigued me with its tagline “A Steampunk Romance”, but I am clinging to my rule about only one unread book per author, and I am sort of halfway through her last Silver Dragon book, “Me and My Shadow”.

And that also applies to Laurell K Hamilton’s new Anita Blake novella, “Flirt” – I am midway through her last book “Skin Trade” (and have been for a good few months really), but also can’t really convince myself to pay hardcover prices for what is essentially a novella.  Probably one to get from the library.

5 thoughts on “Books for February

  1. You reminded me to add Blood Magic to my shopping cart over at Fictionwise. I love Lily and Rule!

    I’m reading Archangel’s Kiss right now and really enjoying it. I’m really curious about Steamed, but think I’ll wait for a few reviews before buying. Love the cover, though! Yes, Flirt is definitely a library book. (Actually, all my LKH reading is nowadays.)

  2. I saw Blood Magic today at the bookstore, but I’m trying to be a good girl and catch up with the series before buying it. I’ve still haven’t read Cullen and Cynthia’s book ^_^;

    I bought Steamed, but have yet to read it.

    Archangel’s Kiss was pretty good 😀

  3. Renee – I did read a review somewhere (can’t remember where now, unfortunately) that did say Flirt wasn’t a bad book. I refuse to pay hardcover prices for a novella though – I hate the fact this trend seems to be catching on.

    Nath – Sigh. Okay, I have to start Angels Blood. I have heard many many good things about it. I’m just behind! Have yet to read the last Psy-Changeling book as well.

  4. I have Steamed and am near 100 pages in. I’m having a bit of trouble with it… but I think it is a more a matter of my preferences clashing with the author’s writing style. It is cute and fun, but I guess in a cheesy way, not a sweet way. I had to put it down for a bit, and I read two other books in the meantime… the second I just finished today, so I’m thinking of picking Steamed back up tomorrow.

    I still haven’t bought Archangel’s Kiss. I LOVED Angels’ Blood with a capital L so I can’t wait to read the new one. I would love to reread Angels’ Blood first, but I have SOOO many books I want to read that I’m not sure I want to use my time rereading, you know?

  5. Christine – Oh, so with you on the re-reading. Re Katie Macalister, yes, that’s part of the reason I’m still partway through Me and My Shadow. They’re light reads, but I have to be in a certain mood to enjoy them!

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