New Releases: August 6-12, 2012

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on August 7, 2012 @ 7:00 am 7 comments

Pricinct 13
by Tate Halloway

Recent college grad Alex Conner is thrilled to have landed a job as the Hughes County coroner/medical examiner in Pierre, South Dakota. But when her first day on the job ends with a missing corpse, Alex starts to wonder if she would have been better off collecting unemployment…

When the cops made some cryptic comments about being careful with the body they brought in, Alex just thought the boys in blue were messing with her. That is, until something freaky happens that no amount of med school could have prepared her for. By the time Alex gets herself together, the body has disappeared and the other residents of the morgue start talking her ear off.

After working up the courage to report the missing body, Alex is transferred to the mysterious Precinct 13 where she discovers that her new co-workers—including a cute technomage named Jack—are paranormals just like her. Now, Alex is being encouraged to use her ability to speak to the dead to solve crimes. And despite being in the middle of nowhere, Hughes County sure does have a lot of paranormal activity…


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A Girl Like You by Maria Geraci
A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious (Steam Guardians, #1) by Mary Wine
A Witch Before Dying (A Wishcraft Mystery, #2) by Heather Blake

Because I Could Not Resist (Because You Are Mine, #2) by Beth Kery
Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill
Blood Bath & Beyond by Michelle Rowen

Blood Fever (The Watchers, #3) by Veronica Wolff (YA)
Dream Lake (Friday Harbor, #3) by Lisa Kleypas
Eternal Beast (Mark of the Vampire, #4) by Laura Wright

Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake (YA)
Glitch (Glitch, #1) by Heather Anastasiu (YA)
Hearts of Darkness (Deadglass #1) by Kira Brady

Hell on Wheels (Black Knights, Inc., #1) by Julie Ann Walker
In the House of the Wicked (Remy Chandler #5) by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris, #1) by Jim C. Hines

Master of Darkness by Angela Knight
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (Iron Seas, #1.5) by Meljean Brook
One Night Rodeo (Blacktop Cowboys, #4) by Lorelei James

Rift (Nightshade Prequel, #1) by Andrea Cremer (YA)
Seawitch (Greywalker, #7) by Kat Richardson
Soul Weaver by Hailey Edwards

Stygian’s Honor (Breeds, #27) by Lora Leigh
Sweet Deception (Veiled Seduction, #2) by Heather Snow
Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood

The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon & Clare, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow
The Last Victim: A Novel by Karen Robards
Time Untime (Dark-Hunter, #17; Hellchaser, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Two Weeks’ Notice (Revivalist, #2) by Rachel Caine
Wake (Watersong, #1) by Amanda Hocking (YA)
Wilder (The Chosen Ones, #5) by Christina Dodd

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Would you believe me if I said that this week’s full New Releases list was as robust and varied–if not more so–than last week’s? Yep, last week had some high-profile releases (I hope ya’ll enjoyed the latest Ilona Andrews–do tell!), but this week was full of a wide range of really exciting books, many of which are series starters. Amanda Hocking has a new paranormal YA; author Mary Wine brings us a new steampunk series; and Michelle Rowen releases a spinoff of her Immortality Bites series. These, not to mention the standalones and series followups. Truly, if not for merciless cutting and curating, this would’ve been an insufferably long list.

This week’s featured new release, Precinct 13, has the likeness of a dragon on it. I’m hoping that they actually figure into the story, else me’s and a fews of my homies will have a bone to pick. ^_^ Cover art is so much fun to fawn over and analyze…but there are certain times when a visual element on a cover will imply a certain plot point or character type…and it doesn’t deliver. Which is definitely not the fault of the authors, because they rarely have creative control over cover content. But seeing as how so many of us totally judge books by their covers (self most assuredly included), tis what it tis. And hopefully, tis dragon filled.


Any gotta-haves (or perhaps just nice-to-haves) amongst this week’s spread? Do you ever take issue with books whose cover content doesn’t accurately reflect their written content?

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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  • LM Preston August 7, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I love your page! Oh and Pricinct 13 looks stunning. Thanks for the tease.

  • Draconismoi August 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    The dragon on the cover in Precinct 13 better not be as much of a throwaway as in Nightshifted. Or I’ll run the risk of being angry and medical-urban-fantasy for the next year or so.

  • Lesley D August 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    So many good ones this week, but I’m dying to read Biting Cold!

  • Sheree August 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    SOUL WEAVER for the Paul Marron cover. Okay, some of the others as well. 🙂

  • Diane August 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Some very good releases today!

  • Susan August 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Man, my preorders for these were in the double digits, and there are a few more I want to add. Even tho it’s in HB, I really want Libriomancer. I’m teetering on the edge.

    The past week has been super hectic for me and I barely got any reading done. 🙁 But I did read Gunmetal Magic and am working on An Officer’s Duty right now.

    I don’t pay as much attention to covers as I used to (since I mostly read ebooks now). I sometimes regret missing out on the really cool covers, but that also means I don’t have to put up with the sucky covers, or the ones that don’t match the actual tone/plot/etc of the book. Sometimes I wonder what the heck the art department was thinking.

  • aurian August 15, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Ooo great list, with some books I have on pre-order, and some I have on my wishlist. And yes, I hate it when the cover has nothing to do with the book. Even the models haircolor can irritate me.
    Last year, a book I absolutely loved, the heroine was known for always being dressed in black, and the covermodel was dressed in white. Such a stupid thing to do.

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