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