New Releases: February 20-26, 2012

Filed in featured , New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on February 21, 2012 @ 7:00 am 13 comments

 

A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison

The Hollows, Book #10

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth — a would-be creator is determined to make his (or her) own demons. But it can’t be done without Rachel’s blood.

As a bounty hunter, Rachel has battled vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more. But humanity itself might be her toughest challenge.

Read an excerpt of A Perfect Blood (Chapters 1-5)

 

 

Cat Burglar in Training by Shelley Munro (2/20)
Danger Zone by Dee J. Adams (2/20)
Pack and Coven by Jody Wallace (2/20)

A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton (2/21)
A Good and Useful Hurt by Aric Davis (2/21)
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg (2/21, YA)

Celebrity In Death by J.D. Robb (2/21)
Echoes of Betrayal by Elizabeth Moon (2/21)
Evermine by Hailey Edwards (2/21)

Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr (2/21, YA)
Fever by Lauren DeStefano (2/21, YA)
Forever Claimed by Rachel Lee (2/21)

The Half-Breed Vampire by Theresa Meyers (2/21)
Lineage by Skyla Dawn Cameron (2/21)
Midnight in Berlin by JL Merrow (2/21)

Proud Wolf’s Woman by Karen Kay (2/21)
Quinn’s Quest by N. J. Walters (2/21)
Raven Calls by C.E. Murphy (2/21)

The Revenge of Lord Eberlin by Julia London (2/21)
Seduced by the Scoundrel by Louise Allen (2/21)
Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout (2/21, YA)

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl (2/21)
Tempted by Blood by Laurie London (2/21)
The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett (2/21)

The Viking’s Touch by Joanna Fulford (2/21)
Tomorrow Belongs to Us by Lynda Dunwell (2/24)
Na Bolom: House of the Jaguar by Forrest Hayes (2/24)

 

Another relatively quiet week, to be followed up by an explosion of releases on the last day of the month. In the meantime, there are some interesting new books, including standalones and series titles. Almost all of these books are from authors I’ve never read…but that said, I’m looking forward to checking out C.E. Murphy’s series so that I can catch up to the latest book, Raven Calls (the seventh in the group of books). I actually added The Catastrophic History of You and Me and A Good and Useful Hurt to my TBR list on account of the interesting premise for each; before that, I’d never heard of them. It’s fun to sometimes be intrigued by a book that you’ve never heard of or seen before.

How about you? Do you see any brand new titles that interest you? Have you ever bought a book without any recommendations…or conversely, *gasp* ONLY on recommendation, sight-unseen?

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Alisha, the bespectacled and ever nerdy California girl, simply won't leave home without a book in hand. She loves language learnin' and is working toward becoming a bonafide grammar ninja. On any given day you'll find her haunting local libraries or baking scores of cupcakes and sweet treats.

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  • aurian February 21, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I am looking forward to the new Kim Harrison and the new JD Robb. Love those series, and follow them religiously. CE Murphy has been on my TBR for years now, and I still have not picked them up. Really planning to though.

    And yes, I have been buying books based on cover and blurbs alone.

  • Felicia the Geeky Blogger February 21, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Thanks for the list! :) You guys are AWESOME!

  • Tamsyn February 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Quite a selection.

  • Lesley D February 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I really need to catch up on The Hollows series and The Walker Papers!

    I used to buy books “sight unseen” but I haven’t done that for years. Now I always check reviews before I buy.

  • Draconismoi February 21, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Of course! Before I discovered book blogs, I bought books solely on impulse. Wandering around a bookstore, pulling things off the shelf at random because the cover intrigued me, or the title didn’t totally irritate me…..

    I read equal parts awesome and crap at that time.

    Now I’m pickier. I have to have a recommendation or be familiar with the author to buy a new book. Used books, being cheaper, and often out of print old titles, I am more willing to just grab.

  • Paranormal Haven February 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I really hope I get to make it to the Kim Harrison signing next month! She’ll be only 45 minutes away and I really want to read her series and I’d love to do it with a signed book!

    Paranormal Haven

  • Viki S. February 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Yes, it was my very first paranormal read: BITTEN by Kelley Armstrong. I was captured and now only read almost 90 % paranormal.

  • blodeuedd February 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I should have a look at the Moon book :)

  • Irene Jackson February 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I have almost finished reading Celebrity In Death by JD Robb. I love this series . Must have been released earlier here in UK as I got it as a Valentines present.

  • Mel S February 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Ooo, Raven Calls is one book I will be lookinbg out for! :)

  • Sullivan McPig February 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Ok…. I’m a Titanic freak! I had to check out that Titanic book, but sadly enough it sounded kind of Meh…

  • Sheree February 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I’m waffling on the new Julia London book.

  • Sara March 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I used to love all the J D Robb books–they were fast moving, had humor and lots of in-depth characters that interacted well with each other. Eve was edgy and passionate, and it was wonderful seeing her and Roarke develop their relationship over the years. She also had wonderful and complex stories that kept you turning the pages well into the wee hours of the morning.

    This story, like too many of the recent JD Robb books (except for Treachery in Death), slow down with too many conversations between Eve and Roarke that I’ve heard many times before in so many of her other books, and with what I consider “filler” as these conversations about her child abuse just go on and on with the same conversations, and nothing fresh. It seems that more and more of these same conversations are added, and it really takes away from the books. It almost seems like she is turning these books into a rehash of her other books, which I don’t read anymore, instead of continuing with the fresh and exciting plots from the JD Robb books. If this continues, I will have to give up on this author, as so few of the recent JD Robb books have held my attention and are what I consider “keepers”, to be added to my bookshelf and read over and over again.

    Not fast-paced, not a constant thrill ride, yet nevertheless a satisfying addition to the Eve and Roarke story that showcases a softer side of both characters.

    Have a nice day,
    Sara

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