by Tate Halloway
Recent college grad Alex Conner is thrilled to have landed a job as the Hughes County coroner/medical examiner in Pierre, South Dakota. But when her first day on the job ends with a missing corpse, Alex starts to wonder if she would have been better off collecting unemployment…
When the cops made some cryptic comments about being careful with the body they brought in, Alex just thought the boys in blue were messing with her. That is, until something freaky happens that no amount of med school could have prepared her for. By the time Alex gets herself together, the body has disappeared and the other residents of the morgue start talking her ear off.
After working up the courage to report the missing body, Alex is transferred to the mysterious Precinct 13 where she discovers that her new co-workers—including a cute technomage named Jack—are paranormals just like her. Now, Alex is being encouraged to use her ability to speak to the dead to solve crimes. And despite being in the middle of nowhere, Hughes County sure does have a lot of paranormal activity…
. . .
A Girl Like You by Maria Geraci
A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious (Steam Guardians, #1) by Mary Wine
A Witch Before Dying (A Wishcraft Mystery, #2) by Heather Blake
Because I Could Not Resist (Because You Are Mine, #2) by Beth Kery
Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill
Blood Bath & Beyond by Michelle Rowen
Master of Darkness by Angela Knight
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (Iron Seas, #1.5) by Meljean Brook
One Night Rodeo (Blacktop Cowboys, #4) by Lorelei James
. . .
Would you believe me if I said that this week’s full New Releases list was as robust and varied–if not more so–than last week’s? Yep, last week had some high-profile releases (I hope ya’ll enjoyed the latest Ilona Andrews–do tell!), but this week was full of a wide range of really exciting books, many of which are series starters. Amanda Hocking has a new paranormal YA; author Mary Wine brings us a new steampunk series; and Michelle Rowen releases a spinoff of her Immortality Bites series. These, not to mention the standalones and series followups. Truly, if not for merciless cutting and curating, this would’ve been an insufferably long list.
This week’s featured new release, Precinct 13, has the likeness of a dragon on it. I’m hoping that they actually figure into the story, else me’s and a fews of my homies will have a bone to pick. ^_^ Cover art is so much fun to fawn over and analyze…but there are certain times when a visual element on a cover will imply a certain plot point or character type…and it doesn’t deliver. Which is definitely not the fault of the authors, because they rarely have creative control over cover content. But seeing as how so many of us totally judge books by their covers (self most assuredly included), tis what it tis. And hopefully, tis dragon filled.
Any gotta-haves (or perhaps just nice-to-haves) amongst this week’s spread? Do you ever take issue with books whose cover content doesn’t accurately reflect their written content?