My Wishlist: Must Have September Releases (Part 1)

Filed in My Wishlist , The Latin Lover Posted on September 2, 2010 @ 12:00 pm 9 comments

Hey Everyone!Veronica is still not well, so this week I offered to jump in and tell you about all the fantastic books to be released in September and which have a “MUST” note next to them on my wishlist.

So here are my
Must Have 

Sparks by Laura Bickle (Anya Kaliczyk #2)
Release date: September 2010

Amazon, Book Depository US, Book Depository UK, Goodreads

Goodreads appetizer: Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department—while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair.
Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell—but her newest case sparks suspicions of a bizarre phenomenon that no one but her eccentric team of ghost hunters might believe: spontaneous human combustion.
After fire consumes the home of elderly Jasper Bernard, Anya is stunned to discover his remains—or, more precisely, a lack of them; even the fiercest fires leave some trace of their victims—and she is sure this was no naturally occurring blaze. Soon she’s unearthed a connection to a celebrity psychic who preys on Detroit’s poor, promising miracles for money. But Hope Solomon wants more—she’s collecting spirits, and in a frantic race against time, Anya will face down an evil adversary who threatens her fragile relationship with her lover, her beloved Sparky’s freshly hatched newts, and the wandering souls of the entire city.
Why is it a Must Have? The 1st book in the series (Embers) was fantastic: Laura Bickle weaves the story wonderfully, with vivid and athmospheric descriptions she sets the scene and not only are her characters interesting and unique, she gives them history and they become flesh and blood persons. And there is Sparky! 😀

This is an amazing new urban fantasy series with fantastic characterization and writing that flows effortlessly, Laura Bickle enthralls the reader in no time and accomplishes what we always want to achieve by reading: being transported into another universe.

Double Cross by Carolyn Crane (The Disillusionists #2)

Release Date: 28 September 2010

Amazon, Book Depository US, Book Depository UK, Goodreads

Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.
But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.
As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men—one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.
Why is it a Must Have? Because Carolyn Crane and the Disillusionists trilogy rock! 😀 Lol, joke aside: I read Mind Games a few months ago and it completely blew me away! It was refreshing to discover such a unique and original urban fantasy universe where everything doesn’t revolve around vampires and werewolves (don’t have anything against them, but variety is great). Besides that, Carolyn Crane’s sarcastically biting humour completely won me over (of course a very human heroine and the surplus of swoonworthy heroes did not hurt either :-p) . If you haven’t read this series yet, now is the time to pick it up!

Blameless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #3)
Release date: 1 September 2010
I’m not posting the blurb here, as it contains some spoilers and I don’t want to shock or surprise anyone who hasn’t read the first 2 books in the series yet.
Why is it a Must Have? I have to confess this is a must have on my wishlist, despite the fact that I haven’t read the first two books (Soulless (Book #1), Changeless (Book #2)) yet.

Why? Besides the fact that everyone praises this series so much (to this day I haven’t heard of one single person not loving it), because it is a paranormal story set in Victorian England (who doesn’t love reading about women in corsets, gentlemen and etiquette? and mix in vampires and werewolves, how cool does that sound?), there is a passionate romance, a dashing hero, a quirky, unique heroine, and most of all because apparently it is incredibly well written and funny!

So this is my top 3 picks from my Must Have September Release Wishlist.  As I’m always eager to expand my TBR list, I’m curious to know which are yours? What books that will be released in September can’t you wait to hold in your hands? I’d be happy for great suggestions 😉 *winks*

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • Sullivan McPig September 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Well, mine is pretty much the same :-p

  • pattepoilue September 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    In September? Bayou Moon!! *Squeeeeeee* It's in September right?

    I really want to read Mind Games! I just need more time *sigh*

    Great post Stella =)

  • Stella (Ex Libris) September 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    @Sully: What a shame that Alien Tango does not release in September, I literally CAN'T wait to have it in my hands and read that one! 😀

    @pattepoilue: Thanks Caroline 🙂 Yep, Bayou Moon is also on my wishlist, September is a wonderfully busy month, so many great releases it was very hard to limit my choices, but Bayou Moon is definitely on my larger wishlist too 😉

    And you HAVE to read Mind Games, it is BRILLIANT! :-))

  • Sullivan McPig September 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    @Stella: I know! I've been impatiently waiting for Alien Tango since reading Touched by an Alien. And seen as I read TBAA before the official release date, that's a vey long time!

  • van_pham September 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Yes Blameless 🙂 Also for me are: Bayou moon, An artificial night, and Venmon

  • Jenny N. September 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Nice picke! hope you get them soon.

  • Laura Bickle September 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks so much for including SPARKS on your list! I hope you enjoy it as much as EMBERS. 🙂

  • Phantom Paragrapher September 4, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Kewl , I want all 3 as well , I am a new follower

  • Stella (Ex Libris) September 5, 2010 at 8:45 am

    @Sully: Oh my! All my sympathy, I really feel for you! December seems so far away 🙁

    @van pham: Thanks for the recs, I also have Bayou Moon on my wishlist, but haven't heard of Artificial Night, off to check it..

    @Jenny: Thanks! I can't wait to get these in my little paws 😀 lol

    @Laura Bickle: Hey Laura! 🙂 I can't wait to read about Sparky and his bunch of lil' salamanders, I have a feeling they will cause some funny complications for Anya 😀

    @Phantom Paragrapher: Hey Phantom! Welcome to Book Lovers Inc! Hope you'll enjoy your visits here 🙂

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