Monday, August 1, 2011

WISHLIST: August 2011 Releases

Title: "Retribution"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Genre: Paranormal Romance-Contemporary
Series: Dark Hunters (#20)
Release Date: August 2nd
Description: A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.  
Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief—Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meeting the man who killed her family: Jess Brady. Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.
Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.
Why I'm Interested: Love the Dark Hunters series and have been wanting Sundown's story ever since we met him in "Dance with the Devil."  Can't wait!!

Title: "The Many Sins of Lord Cameron"
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Genre: Historical Romance-Victorian England
Series: Highland Pleasures (#3)
Release Date: August 2nd
Description: A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn't care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she's at his mercy. One kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. But what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules.
Why I'm Interested: Managed to get this book early due to Borders clearance sales.  I am loving the stories about the Mackenzie brothers.  "The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie" is one my all-time favorite romances and I have always been interested in Cameron and Daniel.

Title: "Darkness Descending"
Author: Devyn Quinn
Genre: Paranormal Romance-Urban Fantasy-Vampires
Series: Vampires Armageddon (#1)
Release Date: August 2nd
Description: Fallen angels in the form of vampires are infecting humans one by one, creating an army fit for Armageddon. Jesse Burke, driven by vengeance to destroy the vampiric angels, has been protecting New Orleans from the onslaught, unaware that she has a much greater destiny awaiting her in the face of the oncoming apocalypse...
Why I'm Interested: I have a thing for fallen angels and vampires so this combination is right up my alley.  Plus I always like finding a new series at its debut.

Title: "Storm's Heart"
Author: Thea Harrison
Genre: Paranormal Romance-Magic
Series: Elder Races (#2)
Release Date: August 2nd
Description: During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle's death, there are those who don't want to see her ascend the throne...
Able to wield thunder and lightning, Wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. His massive build and thunderous power make him one of the Wyr's best weapons. And he's the one sent to protect Tricks when she's almost assassinated in Chicago.
Soon, both Tiago and Tricks will fall prey to the stormy hunger that engulfs them- a passion that will shake the very foundation of all the worlds.
Why I'm Interested: Really enjoying Thea Harrison's Elder Races.  Trick was one of the most intriguing characters from "Dragon Bound" so I was excited to find out more about her.

Title: "Chain Reaction"
Author: Simone Elkeles
Genre: Young Adult-Romance-Contemporary
Series: Perfect Chemistry (#3)
Release Date: August 16th
Description: Luis Fuentes is a good boy who doesn't live with the angst that his big brothers, Alex and Carlos, have always lived with. Luis is smart, funny, and has big dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when he falls for the wrong girl, Luis enters a dark world he's never known, and just when he thinks he's got life all figured out, learns some disturbing news about his family that destroys his positive outlook on life. Will that Fuentes bad boy streak come out with a vengeance and lure Luis to live on the edge like his new girlfriend and his own father?
Why I'm Interested: Final installment of the trilogy that started with the amazing "Perfect Chemistry."  Luis was always interesting in his brothers' stories so I'm anxious to read about him.

Title: "Lord of the Vampires"
Author: Gena Showalter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Royal House of Shadows (#1)
Release Date: August 23rd
Description: Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with a need for vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.
Nicolai the Vampire is renowned for his virility, but in a cruel twist of fate “The Dark Seducer” has become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remains is a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who can help him.
When the wanton vampire summons Jane Parker, she is helpless to obey. She's drawn to his dark sexuality and into his magical realm. But for this human, all is not a fairy tale. For saving Nicolai could mean losing the only man she's ever craved...
Why I'm Interested: I love two of the four authors who are writing the Royal House of Shadows series so I am definitely intrigued.  Plus the book summary sounds so cool.

Title: "One Grave at a Time"
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Genre: Urban Fantasy-Vampires
Series: Night Huntress (#6)
Release Date: August 30th
Description: Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.
Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead
Why I'm Interested: Cat and Bones!  Cat and Bones!  Cat and Bones!  Reason enough to read the book right there.  One of my favorite paranormals and one of my favorite couples all-time!

Title: "A Night to Surrender"
Author: Tessa Dare
Genre: Historical Romance-Regency England
Series: Spindle Cove (#1)
Release Date: August 30th
Description:  Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there.
Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn’t belong here. So far as he can tell, there’s nothing in this place but spinsters . . . and sheep. But he has no choice, he has orders to gather a militia. It’s a simple mission, made complicated by the spirited, exquisite Susanna Finch—a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of Bram’s makeshift army.
Susanna has no use for aggravating men; Bram has sworn off interfering women. The scene is set for an epic battle…but who can be named the winner when both have so much to lose?
Why I'm Interested: Have enjoyed Dare's other trilogies so I'm definitely going to try these.

Title: "One Night in London"
Author: Caroline Linden
Genre: Historical Romance-Regency England
Series: n/a
Release Date: August 30th
Description: Neither wealth nor beauty will help Lady Francesca Gordon win custody of her young niece Georgina, saving the girl from a cruel stepmother; she needs London’s top solicitor for that. But when Edward de Lacey, son of the powerful Duke of Durham, hires away the one man who can do the job, Francesca decides Edward himself must champion her case . . . if only she can melt the dashing lord’s stony heart.
Edward has reason to be guarded, though. London’s tabloids have just exposed a secret that could ruin his entire family. When Francesca offers a unique chance to undo the damage, Edward is forced to agree to a partnership . . . and now, each moment together feeds the flames of his scandalous longing for the passionate widow. But when Georgina disappears, fate will test them both . . . and leave their love hanging in the balance.
Why I'm Interested: Just getting into Linden's writing so I'm anxious to read some of her newer work.

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