New Releases: April 8 – 15, 2012

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on April 10, 2012 @ 11:00 am 4 comments


Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans #1) by Suzanne Johnson

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.

Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.

While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover.

To make it worse, Gerry has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and for the serial killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.

Read an enhanced excerpt of Royal Street


Blue Magic (Astrid Lethewood, #2) by A.M. Dellamonica (4/10)
Bound to Me (Dark Days, #.5) by Jocelynn Drake
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman (4/10, YA)

Brook Street: Fortune Hunter by Ava March (4/9)
Calico Joe by John Grisham (4/10)
The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley Armstrong (4/10, YA)

Glamour in Glass (Shades of Milk and Honey, #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal (4/10)
Good at Being Bad (Boys of Beachville, #1) by Cathryn Fox (4/10)
Illicit Intuitions (Sensory Ops, #3) by Nikki Duncan (4/10)

Immobility by Brian Evenson (4/10)
The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross (4/10, YA)

Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand (4/12)
The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch (4/12)
Surrender to the Roman by M.K. Chester (4/9)

Taken at Dusk (Shadow Falls, #3) by C.C. Hunter (4/10, YA)
These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen (4/10)
Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith (4/10)

Walking in Fire by Cathryn Cade (4/10)
White Deception by Susan Edwards (4/9)
Wicked City (Zyphyr Hollis, #2) by Alaya Johnson (4/10)

Thankfully, another week of reprieve! Not a whole lot of releases this time around, but there are definitely several gems among the bunch. Personally, I’ve been waiting for months to pick up Royal Street, whose cover looks gorgeous (and was the initial reason why I put it on my TBR way back when. Check out book two’s cover; beauty!). Also got some maaaajor cover love for Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal. Apparently the first book in the series is both awesome and great for Jane Austen fans (in essence, double awesome). Oh, and the cover for Killing Me Softly? Love–it’s a breath of fresh air from the usual YA cover themes. Lastly, I’ll definitely be picking up the novella Good at Being Bad. Sometimes it’s nice to have a little reading interlude, nothing too long…just enough to take up an afternoon.


Anything pique your interest from this week’s list? Do any of the covers have you interested in checking out the book itself?

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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  • Lesley D April 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I’m looking forward to Royal Street! I’ve also been seeing some great reviews of Glamour in Glass, but I haven’t read the first book yet.

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  • blodeuedd April 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I want new books! 😉

  • Stella April 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Awww Glamour in Glass looks beautiful! I would love to watch the period drama based on it! 😉

  • aurian April 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I have had Royal Street pre-ordered for a long time, and now I have won a signed copy! But that cover of that half naked man with the tattoo, mmm. Dont even care about the title or the author, just that piece of it 🙂

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