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This Week’s Most Anticipated

81F1mXkgvbL._SL1500_This we have the eleventh book in the Elemental Assassins series by Jennifer Estep.  I have only recently discovered this series, but have quickly devoured all the books in it, and have been eagerly awaiting Black Widow, due out on the 25th.

About the series:  Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.  Black Widow is preceded by Spider’s Bite, Web of Lies, Venom, Tangled Threads, Spider’s Revenge, Thread of Death (novella), By A Thread, Widow’s Web, Deadly Sting, Kiss of Venom (novella), Heart of Venom, The Spider, and Poison Promise.

Blurb from Black Widow:  Lethal, sexy, and always ready to protect her friends, Gin Blanco (a.k.a. the Spider) takes on the mysterious M.M. Monroe in book twelve of the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.
There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan. With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.
The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bull’s-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.


This Week’s Most Anticipated

51av6l+bzcLI’m sure it is no surprise that Smiley by Laurann Dohner hits the top of my most wanted listed tomorrow the 28th.  I can’t get enough of this series!  I am eagerly awaiting a female species stories, but I am certainly not complaining with anything Dohner graces us with that is for sure!

About the series:  The New Species are genetically altered beings that are part human and part animal.  Raised in labs, most of them have previously only been known by a number, instead of names – and experimented upon by the scientists that made them.  Slowly more and more of them are being freed, and creating their own “communities” away from the humans.  And when the mating instinct hits them, no other female will do!  Smiley is preceded by Fury, Slade, Valiant, Justice, Brawn, Wrath, Tiger, Obsidian, Shadow, Moon, True, and Darkness.

Blurb from Smiley:  Vanni is furious when her fiancé tricks her into attending a conference where his father’s church is protesting the New Species Organization. She hates everything chose vile bigots stand for. Vanni goes to the bar to cool off and ends up seated next to a handsome New Species. Things heat up fast when they are both drugged.  

Smiley doesn’t want to believe the sweet human would dose them with the breeding drug. He’s willing to trust her and determined to save her life. He’ll hold her. Protect her. Offer up his body to distract them both from the pain. She is his female, even if she doesn’t realize it yet.

Buy Link:  Amazon

Honorable Mentions – The next one is just a short, but I thought it was worth a mention, and is one I will be grabbing for sure – Sudden Backtrack by Kim Harrison, which will by a short story from the world of the Hollows.  Granted, it will be told from Al’s point of view, I gather, but I miss this series so much and it will definitely be leaving a hole in my reading series bookshelf pre-order list….LOL     You also may want to keep an eye out for the new one by Iona Andrews called Burn for Me which starts off a new series – I am a bit on the fence on this one.  The blurb hasn’t reeled me in yet, but I love the Kate Daniels series so I want to see what other people have to say about it before I decide if it’s something I want to pursue.  I love Nalini Singh, particularly her Psy-changling series, but I’m not really a fan of her Archangel series.  The first few books were okay, but I just wasn’t feeling that series as much and just kind of quite following it.  If you are a fan though then make a note that Book 7 Archangel’s Shadows also releases tomorrow…:)

This Week’s Most Anticipated

9111xDvaSEL._SL1500_This is a great week for new releases, and there are a number of them that I can’t wait to get my hands on!  The first of which is The Winter Long by Seanan McQuire due out on Sept. 2nd – which I must admit I have been waiting forever for!  I absolutely LOVE the October Daye series – it is one of my favorites (if not my top one)!  The only thing is that it is about a year span or so before each new title is released…:(  And considering I can’t put these books down once I start, they only last me a day before I’m back to waiting again.  However, I have to say that Seanan McQuire makes each one well worth the wait!

About the series:  October Daye knows how cruel Faerie can be to its changeling children. Born in San Francisco and carried to the Summerlands by her pureblood mother when she was just a child, she was raised in a world that never seemed capable of understanding her. She ran away the moment the opportunity presented itself, only to find that the human world wasn’t any better.  Things have been going downhill ever since.  The Winter Long is preceded by Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses, One Salt Sea, Ashes of Honor, and Chimes at Midnight.

Blurb from The Winter Long:  Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.  She was wrong.  It’s time to learn the truth.  The Winter Long sees questions answered and old debts finally put to rest. There is more to lose than there has ever been before, and whatever comes next, it will not come easy…

Buy Link:  Amazon

81XMiXIk1RL._SL1500_Next up is Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon also due out on Sept 2nd.  And really?  What else is there to say?  I’m a fan of the Dark Hunter series, and have yet to be disappointed by any of her books.  The  good thing is that Kenyon also manages to continually release book after book in one series or another – you always seem to have something new to read from her.  She’s simply amazing at delivering a phenomenal read!

About the series:  In the world of the Dark-Hunters nothing is ever as it seems. Life and death both take on a whole new meaning as this immortal cadre of warriors fight to protect mankind from those creatures and demons who would prey on us. It’s dark. It’s deadly and it’s a whole lot of fun and laughter, with larger than life characters.  This is book #24 in the series, and is preceded by Fantasy Lover, Night Pleasures, Night Embrace, Dance with the Devil, Kiss of the Night, Night Play, Seize the Night, Sins of the Night, Unleash the Night, Dark Side of the Moon, The Dream-Hunter, Devil May Cry, Upon the Midnight Clear, Dream Chaser, Acheron, One Silent Night, Dream Warrior, Bad Moon Rising, No Mercy, Retribution, The Guardian, Time Untime, and Styxx.

Blurb from Son of No One:  In Son of No One, next in the blockbuster The Dark-Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, it’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted-out hoopty running. But when something truly evil is released into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcements.  From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right.  Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his age.
Centuries ago, Cadegan was viciously betrayed into an immortal prison by the only person he’d ever trusted and was cast into an immortal prison. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him. Something he can’t seem to fight and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him everything.  He knows he has to stay away from her, but the unleashed demon is hell-bent on consuming her soul. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?

Buy Link:  Amazon

91gFnVcO+5L._SL1500_Also on Sept 2nd, we also have a compilation of short stories by Patricia Briggs.  If your a fan of her Mercedes Thompson series, you’ll want this one!  Shifting Shadows includes some new and old short stories from the world of Mercy Thompson – bound all in one book.

About the series:  Mercedes is Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington.  Her Native American heritage has gifted her with the ability to take the form of a coyote at will. She’s surrounded by far more powerful supernatural beings, including werewolves, vampires and an assortment of fey.  Night Broken is preceded by Moon Called, Blood Bound, Iron Kissed, Bone Crossed, Silver Borne, River Marked, Frost Burned, and Night Broken.

Blurb from Shifting Shadows:  Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger…A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends…Includes the new stories…“Silver”, “Roses in Winter”, “Redemption”, “Hollow”, …and reader favorites…“Fairy Gifts”, “Gray”, “Alpha and Omega”, “Seeing Eye”, “The Star of David”, and “In Red, with Pearls”.

Buy Link:  Amazon

Also included this week as notable releases, Dark Blood by Christine Feehan, Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton, and Night’s Honor by Thea Harrison.

This Week’s Most Anticipated

81iisuHO5lL._SL1500_This seems to be the week for MMA fighters – and no complaints here!  I love a good MMA book!  August 26th sees the release of Winning Love by Abby Niles.  I have been a big fan of hers since reading Extreme Love (the first  book in this series) – although ever since then I have loved absolutely anything she has written!   Although, the Love in the Extreme series is my favorite…:)  So, I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

About the series:  For these MMA fighter’s the biggest fight of their lives isn’t in the cage…..Winning Love is preceded by Extreme Love and Fighting Love.

Blurb from Winning Love:   Mac “The Snake” Hannon has spent years throwing himself into cage fighting as a way to lash back at the natural disaster that destroyed his future. A call for help has Mac returning to the one place he swore never to return: Kansas—in the height of tornado season.  There he meets free-spirited Gayle Matthews. At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly persistent woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing back the Mac he believed long gone, he starts to make peace with the past and see the future again. Until he learns she chases his worst nightmare—then he can’t get away fast enough.

Meteorologist and storm chaser, Gayle Matthews is no stranger to being left behind and now believes in living in the moment. She wants to do just that with the handsome extreme fighter with the achingly sad eyes. As she works to replace the sorrow with desire, she finds herself breaking her one rule: have fun but don’t fall in love. When he suddenly pushes her away and she discovers the horrifying reason why, she issues one more challenge: face his fear and come on a chase with her.

Will squaring off with the past lead to a victory for heartache or love?

Buy Link:  Amazon

91Ae36Sa3pL._SL1500_The 26th also sees the release of No Limits by Lori Foster – the first in a new MMA series (although there was a short prequel to give you a little taste of this series).  Another one I am excited to grab this week!

About the series:  These MMA fighters meet their matches – and the fight to win their heart is the biggest match of all!  No Limits is the first ‘official’ release in the series, but is preceded by a short prequel, Hard Knocks.

Blurb for No Limits:  Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she’s older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.   Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather’s legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette’s scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he’ll break all the rules to do it….

Buy Link:  Amazon

813UiDhlfKL._SL1400_This one – another fighter novel – looks interesting, though I have never read this author before.  I may end up reading this whole series!  For now, the newest title Torch by KD Jones will be out on the 26th (although it is the seventh book in the Galactic Cage Fighter series for those of you that are new to the author like me!)

About the series:  Looking for a little sci-fi cage fighting?  Check out the Galactic Cage Fighters series!  Torch is preceded by Rage, Talon, Taurus, Zara, Hammer, and Zen.

Blurb for Torch:  Left with no choice, Isis flees her home world and goes to the one place her own people would never think to look for her. She signs on as a fighter for the Galactic Cage Fighters Association on the halfsie side. A new start for a new life, in a career she loves and friends she adores. Unexpectedly, she finds herself attracted to the wrong male. Her only problem, her new life may be threatened as those that wish to control her and return her to her old life close in on her.  Torch is a Voltan halfsie fighting for the Galactic Cage Fighters Association. He joined the GCFA so he could get to know his niece that he never knew existed. Torch knows he has a tendency to self-destruct but can’t seem to stop drowning his loneliness in alcohol and females. That was until her—Isis. The one female who refuses his flirtations, which drives him crazy. How could any female deny him?
Torch is fire and Isis is ice. The moment Torch sees her he knows he has to have her. And he is the one temptation Isis cannot deny. Do they give in to their mutual attraction or will their passion erupt and burn them both? Alternatively, will the truth of who Isis is pull them apart forever?

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contain language and actions some may deem offensive. Violence. Sexually explicit content. MF


Buy Link:  Amazon

This Week’s Most Anticipated

91KNYGnM7vL._SL1500_This week kicks off a new series that looks interesting….The Bomb Squad series by Melissa Cutler.  It starts out with Risky Business and releases on August 19th.  I have yet to read this author, but looks like a good series!

About the series:  Welcome to Destiny Falls, New York, home of the Bomb Squad—an ice hockey team full of rugged military heroes.  Risky Business is the first in a new series.

Blurb from Risky Business:  Allison Whitely’s ex left her with a mountain of debt and Cloud Nine, a struggling boat rental business. With zero job skills, her only hope of getting back in the black lies in a brooding ex-soldier who has her seeing red…Theo Lacroix’s teammates are counting on their star player to help them win an upcoming high profile hockey game. But when a sexy tornado of a woman sweeps into Destiny Falls and expects him to help her with Cloud Nine, Theo is tempted to skate away from it all.
Theo vowed never again to be someone’s knight in shining armor, but his feelings–and desire–for Allison are becoming harder to ignore. He longs to save her, but to win Allison’s love, he’ll have to throw out his old playbook and take the ultimate risk…playing from the heart.

Past Week’s Most Anticipated

51CBTNP6diLSo, I have missed a few ‘Week’s Most Anticipated’….largely because I was frustrated at the lack of great releases those first few week’s of May.  Nothing really caught my eye – or had me downloading.  Needless to say, my kindle really needs to be fed…LOL  However, I realized I did miss a few that may just help me fix that problem.  One release that caught my eye was Mating Brand by Laurann Dohner.  This one actually released on May 20th, and being a fan of hers, I’m surprised I missed it.  Definitely one to be snatched up!

About the series:  It’s werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable….Mating Heat is preceded by Mate Set and His Purrfect Mate.

Blurb for Mating Brand:  Brand meets his dream girl in college—a half-human, half-leopard shapeshifter who cannot shift. Werewolves and cats are natural enemies but the power of their sexual chemistry overwhelms them. She steals his heart and makes him whole. When she abandons him it fractures his world and he knows no woman can ever take her place. Though many seek his attention, he is cold and unattainable.  The love they share is soul deep but the fate of Charma’s family lies in her hands. The memory of every heated touch they share will cut out both their hearts when she leaves him but to save them all, she must run. After nine years of desolation and heartbreak Charma is back. She risks forfeiting her life to warn Brand of an impending attack but she doesn’t hesitate. Brand has her in his arms once more and he will never lose her again.

Another book that has caught my attention is A Rebel’s Heart by Lia Davis, that came out on May 24th.  I love her Ashwood Falls series, and will snatch up any title from it!

About the series:  There comes a time when setting your differences aside isn’t just necessary, it’s a means of survival. After losing over half of their dens to a group rogue shifters, the wolves and leopards merged as one Pack, but living together is much more of a challenge then they expected.  A Rebel’s Heart is preceded by Winter Eve (novella), A Tiger’s Claim, A Mating Dance, and Surrendering to the Alpha.

Blurb for A Rebel’s Heart:  Widow and mother of five full grown males, Sarah Matthews lives the best she can—one day at a time. Now that her babies are having babies, she relishes in spoiling her grandkids. But her inner mountain lion is restless and Sarah can’t shake the feeling something is lurking in the woods surrounding her home. The unease becomes a reality when a man she thought died with her mate five years ago comes back into her life with trouble on his heels.
Damian Palmer never considered revealing his existence to his best friend’s widow. Hell he didn’t know how she’d react to knowing that he was alive for the last five years while her human mate was dead. When he got word that Sarah has become Shield’s—a human rebel organization set up to hunt and kill shapeshifters—next victim, he must go to her and uphold his best friend’s dying wish to keep Sarah safe.
Buried pain, old lies, and dangerous secrets aren’t enough to keep the sparks from flying as they try to survive a new threat against their race.

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