New Releases: November 5-11, 2012

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on November 6, 2012 @ 11:00 am 15 comments

Her Sky Cowboy (The Glorious Victorious Darcys, #1)
by Beth Ciotta
Genre: steampunk romance
Release date: November 6, 2012 by Signet Eclipse

Description:

Amelia Darcy has no interest in marrying well. Her heart belongs to the sky and the dirigibles of brass and steel that swoop over Victorian England. But when her father, an eccentric inventor, dies, the Darcy siblings are left with scrap metal—and not a penny to their names. Their only hope to save the family name and fortune is to embark on a contest to discover an invention of historical importance in honor of Queen Victoria.

Armed with only her father’s stories of a forgotten da Vinci workshop, a mechanically enhanced falcon, and an Italian cook, Amelia takes flight for Florence, Italy. But her quest is altered when her kitecycle crashes into the air ship of ex–Air Marshal—and scandalous dime novel hero—Tucker Gentry. Challenged by political unrest, a devious sky pirate, and their own sizzling attraction, Amelia and Tuck are dragged into an international conspiracy that could change the course of history…again.

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An Infamous Marriage by Susanna Fraser
Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13) by Rachel Caine (YA)
Colorado Heart (Angel’s End, #2) by Cindy Holby

Come Fly With Me (Alaskan Nights, #2) by Addison Fox
Darkness Hunts (Dark Angels, #4) by Keri Arthur
Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor (YA)

Deity (Covenant, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Dire Wants (Eternal Wolf Clan #2) by Stephanie Tyler
Enslaved (Eternal Guardians, #5) by Elisabeth Naughton

Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved, #3) by Cate Tiernan
Exposed to You by Beth Kery
Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #6) by Juliet Marillier

Heart of Danger (Ghost Ops, #1) by Lisa Marie Rice
Her Highness and the Highlander (The Princess Brides, #2) by Tracy Anne Warren
How to Tame a Willful Wife (Shakespeare in Love Series #1) by Christy English

Leave Me Breathless (Ross Siblings, #3) by Cherrie Lynn
Lord’s Fall (Elder Races, #5) by Thea Harrison
Magic For A Price (Allie Beckstrom, #9) by Devon Monk

Nauti Temptress (Nauti Girls, #1) by Lora Leigh
Nights of Steel (The Ether Chronicles #4) by Nico Rosso
No Mistletoe Required by Jeanette Murray

Now You See It (Inner Edge, #1) by Cáit Donnelly
Polterheist (Esther Diamond, #5) by Laura Resnick
Rescue My Heart (Animal Magnetism, #3) by Jill Shalvis

Spellfire (Nightkeepers,#8) by Jessica Andersen
Suspicious Ways by Lexxie Couper
Tart (Delicious, #2) by Lauren Dane

The Creative Fire (Ruby’s Song, #1) by Brenda Cooper (YA-kinda)
The Dragon Men (Clockwork Empire, #3) by Steven Harper
The Fangover by Erin McCarthy, Kathy Love

The Marriage Mistake (Marriage to a Billionaire, #3) by Jennifer Probst
The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3) by Nora Roberts
Untamed by Sara Humphreys

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Another week of plentiful releases (the above list is just a random-ish sampling). Genre crossing, lots of romance, a trickle of holiday themes, some popular series titles, and big name authors. Let the fun begin!

If you’re a fan of the Riley Jensen series, you’ll likely have noticed Darkness Hunts, Keri Arthur’s latest paranormal romance about dark angels. And if you’re big on author Devon Monk’s work, you’ll know this week sees the release of the LAST Allie Beckstrom book! For fans, it’s gonna be a bittersweet read. Days of Blood and Starlight, the sequel to the popular YA dystopian Daughter of Smoke and Bone, is finally out this week…that one will just be a sweet read. (As in, saaaahweeet!) :-)

Who here hasn’t read Jennifer Probst’s book The Marriage Bargain (BLI review here)? Whether you have or not (yet), the next book in the Marriage to a Billionaire series is coming out this week, so get ready! And then we have Exposed to You by Beth Kery, another contemporary romance by an author with a loyal readership. Having read this book already, I can say that it’s fantastic CR (check out Lea’s review of it for BLI, found here). And finally, two words: Nora Roberts. :-)

At the risk of sounding crotchety and overly picky, I’ve got to admit that I wasn’t drawn in with too many of the covers this week. I know, I know…a book and its cover are not really related where it counts, but I love to check out book covers sorta like walking into an art gallery to appreciate the amazing exhibit. It’s still art, after all. The cover of Her Sky Cowboy was pretty cool (and incidentally enough, Paul Marron’s on the cover; wee haw!). A few others are wonderfully understated and memorable (like the Laini Taylor and Beth Kery covers). But I’m not getting much of the “I want a poster of that!” feeling. Well… there is that amazing cover for Polterheist (and if it’s not a Dan Dos Santos cover, I’ll eat my hat). So maybe I doth protest to much. ^_^

But anyway. I digress. Go forth and have fun making your book buying picks for this week (or receiving your pre-order packages in the mail)! And if you happen to be living in the U.S., go out and vote today!

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What’s your must have this week? Any new covers catch your eye? As far as covers go, what sort of elements grab your attention (and keep it)?

About Alisha


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 November 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I just received my boxed set of Gail Carriger books, and Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue. Waiting on plenty more books ;) Like the new Thea Harrison.

    • Alisha November 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      oooh! Carriger boxed set!!!! Going to do a full series readthrough?

      • aurian November 9, 2012 at 1:37 am

        No, I already read the first four, borrowed them from my best friend. And then I saw that the boxed set was cheaper than the 5 books apart, so I waited for that one. Now I am reading the fifth and last book.

  • Michele H November 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I’ve been waiting for Elisabeth Naughton’s Enslaved, but I love Jill Shalvis and Rachel Caine as well. Too many books to read and not enough time! lol

    • Alisha November 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Never, ever enough time when it comes to reading. ^_^

  • blodeuedd November 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Totally want the first one!

    • Alisha November 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      It sounds like such fun, doesn’t it? Feisty heroines and dashing heroes are too good a combo to pass up, when steampunk is involved. ^_^

  • Laura November 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I’m very curious to see what you think of Days of Blood & Starlight. I read the first 70 pages or so and could not get into it at all – and this was after I absolutely LOVED the first one! I was so disappointed, but I’m willing to give it another shot if it gets a bunch of great reviews.
    I did love Deity though – it was my favorite of the Covenant series so far!

    • Alisha November 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      oh no! that’s definitely not very heartening. i’ll keep expectations tempered with this one.
      is it the tone, the plot direction, the characters?

  • infinitieh November 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Yay for Paul Marron! ;)

    • Alisha November 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Always! ^_^

  • Ailsa November 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Ooh, ‘Her Sky Cowboy’ sounds pretty good, even if I don’t like the title. I will have to put that one on the mental list of books to look out for. And I might just go out and snaffle up Darkness Hunts this weekend, I love that series.
    ~Ailsa

    • Alisha November 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      heheh… indeed, the title is a bit quesoso. ^_^ sure does look like a fun one, though.

      I hope you enjoy the new Keri Arthur!

  • Jess1 November 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I haven’t read any Steampunk stories yet. Along with “Kiss of Steel” and “Riveted”, I’ll have to add “Her Sky Cowboy” to my ever expanding list. The cover is eye catching and gorgeous. The series titling of The Glorious Victorious Darcys (Glorious Victorious Darcys) is rather catching and appealing.

    • Alisha November 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Oooh! You might want to consider adding “Soulless” by Gail Carriger to your steampunk To Read list. As well as “The Iron Duke” by Meljean Brook. Two awesome books.

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