New Releases: July 30 – August 5, 2012

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on July 31, 2012 @ 11:00 am 5 comments

Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels, #5.5) by Ilona Andrews

Some people have everything figured out — Andrea Nash is not one of those people. After being kicked out of the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. All she can do is try to put herself back together, something made easier by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend, Kate Daniels.

When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano — the male alpha of Clan Bouda and Andrea’s former lover — die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate … and must work with Raphael. As her search for the killer leads her into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta, Andrea knows that dealing with her feelings for Raphael might have to take a backseat to saving the world …

Read an excerpt of Gunmetal Magic


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All Seeing Eye by Rob Thurman
All Summer Long (Fool’s Gold, #9) by Susan Mallery
An Officer’s Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why, #2) by Jean Johnson

Because You Tempt Me (Because You Are Mine, #1) by Beth Kery
Blood and Feathers (Blood and Feathers, #1) by Lou Morgan
Dark Craving (Dark Kings, #1) by Donna Grant

Darklands (Deadtown, #4) by Nancy Holzner
Demon Hunting in the Deep South by Lexi George
Don’t Say A Word by Beverly Barton

Double Down (Vegas Top Guns, #1) by Katie Porter
Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor, #6) by Jill Shalvis
How to Romance a Rake (Ugly Ducklings #2) by Manda Collins

Kitty Steals the Show (Kitty Norville, #10) by Carrie Vaughn
Lessons from a Scandalous Bride (Forgotten Princesses #2) by Sophie Jordan
Losing Lila (Lila, #2) by Sarah Alderson

Monster in My Closet by R.L. Naquin
Moonglow (Darkest London, #2) by Kristen Callihan
Night Forbidden (Envy Chronicles, #5) by Joss Ware

Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5) by Dean Koontz
Pleasures of a Tempted Lady (Donovan Sisters, #3) by Jennifer Haymore
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Shadow Rising (Dark Dynasties, #3) by Kendra Leigh Castle
Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan #4) by Kelly Gay
Sin’s Dark Caress (Dark Brethren, #3) by Tracey O’Hara

The Bride Wore Pearls by Liz Carlyle
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand

The Lady is a Vamp (Argeneau, #17) by Lynsay Sands
The Ripple Effect (Rhiannon’s Law, #3) by J.A. Saare
The Unspoken (Krewe of Hunters #7) by Heather Graham

The Witch Is Back (Jolie Wilkins, #4) by H.P. Mallory
vN (The Machine Dynasty, #1) by Madeline Ashby
When Temptation Burns (The Shadow Keepers, #6) by J.K. Beck

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See the New Releases list above? Take that and double it. That’s what my “final” list looked like before I decided to do a hack and slash to shorten the lineup to something more reasonable (and less panic-inducing). There was just so much exciting new material coming out this week that it’s perhaps a better idea to focus on a smaller group of notable releases. (Hence, the list above.)

But there are so many that were very unfortunately left off the list.There’s paranormal romance Magic Gone Wild (Bottled Magic #3) by Judi Fennell, which looks like a cheeky romp. The YA mystery Hide and Seek by Sara Shepard continues the popular Lying Game series about a girl who assumes the identity of her murdered twin in order to explore the unsolved crime. Haven (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #13) is the latest in Kay Hooper’s highly popular mystery thriller series.

Lots to catch up on in the series front, in other words. And for some of them, I can barely wait to read the newest releases (like An Officer’s Duty)–the temptation is there to just skip installments. But of course, patience and virtues and all that, right?


What books releasing this week have been on your anticipated list; any series continuations? Have you ever read a series book out of order?  

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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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  • draconismoi July 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Oh, I’m sorry. I was too busy reading Gunmetal Magic to look at your question this week. 🙂

  • Lesley D July 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I can’t wait to read Gunmetal Magic!

  • Susan July 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Andrews, Thurman, Johnson. . . and quite a number more made it to my Kindle this week. Can’t wait to start them all.

    This sure was a busy week. Maybe you can do a Part Deux to get them all in. I surely wouldn’t want to miss anything and wind up with nothing to read. 🙂

    I sometimes do read books out of order, but it’s not my preference. It’s easier with some romance series than SFF/UF series to jump in anywhere because there’s not so much world-building to contend with. Even so, I get all anal retentive about doing things in the wrong order!

  • aurian August 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Great list again, but the one I want the most is Jean Johnson – An Officers Duty. Yes, even more than the Ilona Andrews book!

  • Tamsyn August 4, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I’m looking forward to Moonglow but would probably be too busy to read anything. Working 7/24 and won’t get a break until mid October!

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