New Releases: February 4-10, 2012

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on February 5, 2013 @ 11:00 am 10 comments

Title: Blood Oranges
Author: Caitlin R. Kiernan (writing as Kathleen Tierney)
Genre: urban fantasy
Release date: February 5, 2013 by Roc


My name’s Quinn.

If you buy into my reputation, I’m the most notorious demon hunter in New England. But rumors of my badassery have been slightly exaggerated. Instead of having kung-fu skills and a closet full of medieval weapons, I’m an ex-junkie with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time. Or the right place at the wrong time. Or…whatever.

Wanted for crimes against inhumanity I (mostly) didn’t commit, I was nearly a midnight snack for a werewolf until I was “saved” by a vampire calling itself the Bride of Quiet. Already cursed by a werewolf bite, the vamp took a pint out of me too.

So now…now, well, you wouldn’t think it could get worse, but you’d be dead wrong.

. . .

A Duke Never Yields (Affairs by Moonlight, #3) by Juliana Gray
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan*
Cowboy Tough by Joanne Kennedy

Crystal Cove (Friday Harbor, #4) by Lisa Kleypas
Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore*
Die for Me by Cynthia Eden

Dolls Behaving Badly by Cinthia Ritchie
Enemy Mine by Katie Reus
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger*

Going Under (Bound by Magick, #3) by Lauren Dane
Hip Check (New York Blades #10) by Deirdre Martin
Hot Ticket (Sinners on Tour, #3) by Olivia Cunning

House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7) by Chloe Neill
Hunting Daylight (Acquainted with Night, #2) by Piper Maitland *
It Stings So Sweet by Stephanie Draven

Lady Eve’s Indiscretion (The Duke’s Daughters, #4) by Grace Burrowes
Magic at Midnight by Gena Showalter*
Midnight Alias (Killer Insincts, #2) by Elle Kennedy

No Strings Attached by Jaci Burton
Omega (Penton Legacy #3) by Susannah Sandlin
Once Again a Bride by Jane Ashford

Playing the Part by Darcy Daniel
Rush (Breathless, #1) by Maya Banks
Savage Angel by Stacy Gail

Soul Deep (Dark Souls, #2) by Anne Hope
Soulbound (Lone Star Witch, #1) by Tessa Adams *
The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie

The Burn Zone by James K. Decker
The Dark Lady (Mad Passions #1) by Maire Claremont*
The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3) by Peter V. Brett

The Queen Is Dead (The Immortal Empire #2) by Kate Locke*
The Reunited (FBI Psychics, #3) by Shiloh Walker *
Travis (Texans #4) by Georgina Gentry

Unbreakable (The Dalton Gang Series, #2) by Alison Kent
Under the Gun (Underworld Detection Agency #4) by Hannah Jayne *
Wayward One by Lorelie Brown

When the Night Whispers by Savanna Welles
Wildcat (Cat Star Chronicles, #9) by Cheryl Brooks
X Marks the Scot (Bad Boys of the Highlands, #2) by Victoria Roberts

. . .

Well, now. Looks like the urban fantasy set is putting it all out on the table this week. From the featured title by Kathleen Tierny (Blood Oranges–I don’t know about you, but I had to add it to the TBR for the title alone), to Stephen Blackmoore’s Dead Things (about a necromancer for hire), to the new steampunk YA by Gail Carriger (more Carriger, huzzah!), to the latest installment in Chloe Neill’s popular Chicagoland Vampires series (and the stakes do, indeed, go even higher). Genre benders like the Texas-based UF Soulbound, as well as The Queen is Dead, a steampunk-flavored urban fantasy, and the science fiction The Burn Zone, further go to show that this week is all about the fantastical. One thing I was surprised to see, actually, was the handful of single-title releases in urban fantasy/science fiction/gothic (and there were several that were cut from the original list, for economy of space–sawry!). It’s more often that we find series in those genres, so its rather nice to see the occasional one-off UF title.

Of course, there’s still plenty available in the contemporary and historical realms. There’s about four new releases from the late, great romance author Penny Jordan, essentially a set of stories bundled in anthology-like books. Cowboys are here in force, with titles from Alison Kent, Georgina Gentry, and Joanne Kennedy bringing the country love. And most exciting is the new hockey-themed contemporary, Hip Check. I’m telling you, there just aren’t enough hockey-themed romances out there.

Need another reason to check out this week’s releases? One word: dragons. ^_^ A Natural History of Dragons reads a bit differently than most (perhaps all) of the other titles listed above, but it sounds fresh and amusing…good enough to put in on the TBR, I’d say.


. . .

Odds are this week will bring at least one title that you’re going to have to add to the TBR….which is it? ^_^

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  • Draconismoi February 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm


    My review will have to wait until the never-ending-trial-of-doom is over. But it is coming.

    • Susan February 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      I think I detect a tiny bit of excitement from you over this book. Just a smidge, tho.

      I entered a giveaway for this book but, since I never win anything, I’ll probably just have to buy it.

      • draconismoi February 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

        WHERE IS THE GIVEAWAY?!? I need a paper copy and it is hardback (curses!). Granted, Seraphina already got me to break my cardinal no-harbacks-rule. Maybe it’s more of a no-hardbacks-unless-dragon-centric rule…….

        • Susan February 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

          Jim Hines is offering a giveaway on his blog. I didn’t read it, but he has a review of Handbook for Dragonslayers today.

  • aurian February 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Lol Draconismoi, I knew that book would be calling your name. I am awaiting the Lisa Kleypas, Gail Carriger, and some others. And some series are still on my wishlist.

    • Draconismoi February 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      Netgalley gave me an eARC last month and then the publisher sent me PICTURES.

      But they told me not to post a review before release day. The consequences of non-compliance were non-specific, but there was a concern it would involve dragons. Rest assured, however, there will be a review. Because, seriously people, DRAGONS in FULL COLOR AWESOMENESS.

  • Lily B February 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Lots of beautiful historical I need to get my hands on mm Love the covers!

  • Susan February 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Wow. Huge selection this week. A number of these books are on my TBR list. As for the rest, I’m going to have to go thru them slowly when I have time–and after I recover from the psychological trauma of that Dolls Behaving Badly cover. Ew.

    Also, since no here actually knows me, I’m going to confess that I love Cheryl Brooks’s Cat Star books. They are ridiculous beyond words, but they make me laugh. Usually, humorous romances are a big fail with me, but Laurenston and Brooks are autobuys for me. Can’t wait to read Wildcat.

  • Susan February 5, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Pointless comment: That model on the Blood Oranges cover reminds me of Anna Paquin.

  • LSUReader February 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Crystal Cove is at the top of this week’s books for me. Thanks for the list.

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