Sunday, 24 June 2012

What's new on my shelves?

Hello! Now, I haven't done this sort of post in about a month and in that time I've received MANY amazing books, both ones for review and ones I've bought. Because listing all these would take forever, I'm only going to show you the ones I have received for review in the last month :) I may do a seperate post later in the week listing the ones I've bought/won.
So here goes!

Books Received for Review

Grave Memory by Kalayna Price (Alex Craft book 3) - received for review from Berkley UK!
When the dead need to talk, Alex Craft is always ready to listen…
As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead—an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie.
But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a mysterious suicide occurs in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shade she raises has no memory of the days leading up to his brutal ending, so despite the very public apparent suicide, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive? And why does the shade lack the memory of his death? Searching for the answer might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember at all…

Oh my God! I was ridiculously excited when this dropped on to my doormat! I could have hugged the postman! 

Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance book 3) - recieved from Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley
They're here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday...or let it ride...

Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.
Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.

Another heart-stopping moment! I'm a huge fan of the LOD series. I hope this lives up to the hype...can't see why it wouldn't though!!

Shadow Rising by Kendra Leigh Castle (Dark Dynasties book 3) -  recieved from Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley 
Ancient Secrets, Dark Passions...
As one of the Grigori, a noble vampire dynasty shrouded in mystery, Ariane has spent her life hidden away in the desert. Like all of her kind, she is a watcher, fated to observe, forbidden to act. Yet when her best friend, Sammael, vanishes, she defies all rules and flees her safe haven to bring him home.
A shape-shifting assassin for the House of Shadows, Damien Tremaine is hired to locate Sammael. His hunt for the wayward Grigori leads him to Ariane, the rogue vamp who stands between him and his bounty. Damien never lets emotion interfere with his work, but a single touch from the sexy, beguiling vampire shatters his self-control. Drawn together by their common goal, what begins as an alliance of necessity soon becomes one of desire. But when the secret at the dark heart of the Grigori comes to light, Damien and Ariane must make a choice that could bind them eternally...or tear them—and everything they care about—apart.

Thought this sounded quite good, fingers crossed the book is as good as the blurb :)

The Ravenous Dead by Natasha Hoar (Lost Souls book 2) - received from Carina Press via Net Galley
This time the dead are hungry…
Rachel Miller doesn't just see dead people, she rescues them. As a member of The Order of Rescue Mediums, she spends most of her time helping stubborn spirits move on from the world. But after she learns the details of three brutal murders, she knows the culprit can only be a reaper, an undead monster that relentlessly stalks its victims to feed on their souls.
A reaper once consumed the soul of Rachel's mentor as she watched frozen in fear. Now, Rachel is in the role of teacher to Kit Elkeles, a rodach just learning to control his wraithlike powers. After Kit and Rachel rescue a half-vampire, they work to protect him while searching for a way to stop the reaper. But when Rachel realizes who the monster is really after—and just what kind of dark magic she'll need to stop it—will she be able to do what is necessary before it devours one of her friends…or even herself?

Another one that I thought sounded interesting. Hopefully I'll be proved right!

Bane by Trish Milburn (The Coven book 2) - received from Bell Bridged Books via NetGalley
To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind. She'll risk everything in a desperate search for answers. 
Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father's evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she'd ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend . 
But her past put them all in danger, forcing a confrontation with the dark covens. In a life-and-death battle to save those she loved from the covens, Jax gained staggering power. Power so intense, so dangerous, she fears the darkness that now dwells inside her like a living thing. 
If she can't control the power, she may yet become as evil as the witches she conquered. 
With her friend Egan, Jax leaves all she's built and heads for the one place that might hold the answers she desperately needs to hold back the darkness-Salem, Massachusetts. Her research unearths a shocking discovery: the Bane, a secret group of witches dedicated to thwarting the covens. 
Jax desperately needs their help in her fight against the covens, but finding the Bane is easier said than done and takes all her skills and courage. As Jax gets closer, her dark powers begin to rise and control her actions. If she succumbs to the darkness, Jax may have as much to fear from the Bane as the evil covens and the determined hunter on her trail.

Now as you may know I enjoyed WHITE WITCH, which is book 1 in this series. Therefore I had to try book 2 as well. Hopefully I'll like it as much as the first one :)

Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts book 5) - received from Del Ray Publishing via NetGalley
Magic-wielding Churchwitch and secret addict Chess Putnam knows better than anyone just how high a price people are willing to pay for a chemical rush. But when someone with money to burn and a penchant for black magic starts tampering with Downside’s drug supply, Chess realizes that the unlucky customers are paying with their souls—and taking the innocent with them, as the magic-infused speed compels them to kill in the most gruesome ways possible.
As if the streets weren’t scary enough, the looming war between the two men in her life explodes, taking even more casualties and putting Chess squarely in the middle. Downside could become a literal ghost town if Chess doesn’t find a way to stop both the war and the dark wave of death-magic, and the only way to do that is to use both her addiction and her power to enter the spell and chase the magic all the way back to its malevolent source. Too bad that doing so will probably kill Chess—if the war doesn’t first destroy the man who’s become her reason for living.

MMM, I'm a big fan of The Downside Ghosts series...there is no heroine out there like Chess. Can't wait to see what trouble she's getting into in this instalment :)

Blade Song by J.C. Daniels - received from author via NetGalley
Kit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades—has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.
So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters—especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.
Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails—she’s dead.
If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee…

As you guys may know J.C. Daniels is Shiloh Walker's pen name. I love Shiloh Walker and can't wait to see what she's going to do with Urban Fantasy :)

Tempted by the Highland Warrior (MacKinloch Clan book 3) - received from Harlequin via NetGalley
After years of brutal torture, Callum MacKinloch is finally free of his captors--but his voice is still held prisoner. He'd never let anyone hear him scream.Although Lady Marguerite de Montpierre's chains may be invisible, they threaten to tie her to a loveless and cruel marriage.
When Marguerite discovers Callum waiting to die, her heart aches for the warrior beneath the suffering--but they can have no future. Yet she is the one woman with the power to tame the rage locked inside him. Maybe he can find another reason to live...for her.

I've read the first 2 chapters so far and it's a case of so far soo good :)

Finally, that's everything I received for review :) let me know what you guys think of my haul and tell me about your own !!


Grace Fonseca said...

Net Galley is like a wonderful friend. I love sometimes looking there and finding titles that would be good.


Pam ( said...

I can't wait to read Chasing Magic! Sounds like you got some great books!

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiners Book Blog) said...

The cover of Shadow Rising is hot, hope you enjoy.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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