Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #4)
by Larissa Ione
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: November 20, 2012 by Grand Central
The prophecies were there but no one listened. Until now. They are the Lords of Deliverance and they have the power to ward off Doomsday…or let it ride.
Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues–and falls for–a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man that Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he’s also the kind of man that can be very dangerous…
Reseph may not know his background, or why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian’s life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian’s neighbours are killed and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he’s putting Jillian in danger. And once it’s revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world with death and destruction, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire?
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Too Dangerous to Desire (Lords of Midnight, #3) by Cara Elliott
Two Sinful Secrets (The Scandalous St. Claires, #2) by Laurel McKee
Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries, #1) by Michele Vail (YA)
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Well huzzah! This week we’ve got new entries in a few series that are either newly established- or longtime powerhouses, but for the most part, there are quite a few books from newer authors (debut new, in a few cases).
As for the powerhouses…. Were you one of the countless people who read the novel The Siren by Tiffany Reisz (and survived the wild ride to sing its praises)? Well, the new book in that series is out this week: The Prince. This new installment follows the many themes and thrills of its predecessor…which should make it a must-read book of the next several months. AND THEN we have the newest Stephanie Plum book. For some this has become a less exciting prospect over time, but there is absolutely no doubt that this title is going to be on many people’s reading stands this holiday season. David Baldacci? ‘Nuff said. Finally, we’ve got the newest title from Larissa Ione, from a series that has been wildly (and unsurprisingly) popular, splinting from the Demonica series.
Debut author Michelle Vail sees the release of her book Undeadly, and author December Gephart has a story featuring a nerdy (and very yummy) videogamer protagonist: Undercover Professor. Jax Garren comes onto the scene with the modern steampunk How Beauty Met the Beast.
In addition to finding a lot of great prospects, I’ve got to be honest that a few had some lackluster reviews that put me off of what otherwise sounded like a personal must-read. Crazy, and perhaps not the best practice, but sometimes I tend to pay more attention to those underwhelming reviews than the effusive ones…especially from bookish buddies. I wonder why that is, dangit. But anyway, I digress…
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So whadya think–you find a promising title in this bunch? And as for promising picks…do you pay more heed to negative reviews than positive (or vice versa)?