New Releases: March 4-10, 2013

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on March 5, 2013 @ 11:00 am 19 comments

Title: Frost Burned
Series: (Mercedes Thompson, #7)

Author: Patricia Briggs
Genre: urban fantasy
Release date: March 5, 2013 by Ace


Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more……

After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.

Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.

Read Chapter 1 from Frost Burned

A Conspiracy of Alchemists (The Chronicle of Light and Shadow, #1) by Liesel Schwarz
Agave Kiss (Corine Solomon, #5) by Ann Aguirre
Blood and Magick (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter, #3) by James R. Tuck

Crave the Darkness (Shaede Assassin, #3) by Amanda Bonilla
Death, Doom and Detention (Darklight, #2) by Darynda Jones (YA)
For the Love of a Soldier by Victoria Morgan

Free Fall (Elite Force, #4) by Catherine Mann
Her Perfect Match (Mistress Matchmaker, #3) by Jess Michaels
High Risk (Adrenaline, #1) by Vivian Arend

Hunger Awakened by Dee Carney
If You Give a Rake a Ruby (Jewels of the Ton, #2) by Shana Galen
Into the Spotlight (Soulgirls, #1) by Heather Long

Legacy of the Clockwork Key (The Secret Order, #1) by Kristin Bailey (YA)
Lessons in French by Hilary Reyl
Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1) by Shannon Messenger (YA)

Mating Instinct (Moon Shifter, #3) by Katie Reus
Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid, #2) by Seanan McGuire
Night Blade (Colbana Files, #2) by J.C. Daniels (a.k.a. Shiloh Walker)

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (YA)
Real Vampires Know Hips Happen (Glory St. Clair, #9) by Gerry Bartlett
Reckless (Thoughtless, #3) by S.C. Stephens

Redemption (The Seven Signs, #2) by Erica Hayes
Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy
Slashback (Cal Leandros, #8) by Rob Thurman

Spellcaster (Spellcaster, #1) by Claudia Gray (YA)
Surprising Lord Jack (Duchess of Love, #2) by Sally MacKenzie
The Chosen (The Legend Chronicles, #3) by Theresa Meyers

The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl (Geek Girls, #1) by Gina Lamm
The Mistress Memoirs (Boscastle, #13) by Jillian Hunter
The Murmurings by Carly Anne West (YA)

The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy, #1) by Mindee Arnett (YA)
The Watcher by Lisa Voisin (YA)
The Sacred Veil (Thirst, #5) by Christopher Pike

Thrown by a Curve (Play by Play, #5) by Jaci Burton
Unbound (Shifters Unbound, #4.5) by Angela Knight, Jennifer Ashley, Hanna Martine
Uncommon Pleasure by Anne Calhoun

Undead and Underwater (Undead, #11.5) by MaryJanice Davidson
Unremembered (Unremembered, #1) by Jessica Brody (YA)
What Darkness Brings (Sebastian St. Cyr, #8) by C.S. Harris

When We Touch (When I’m With You, #1) by Beth Kery
Wild Invitation (Psy-Changeling #0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5) by Nalini Singh
Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop

. . .

…the parade of new releases just won’t quit, will it???  Well, it’s not like we want it too, right? But much like last week, this week’s list is only a fraction of the exciting new titles coming out in genre fiction.

Some new releases have themes that certainly grab immediate attention for their intrigue: Mountain climber rescuers fall in love! (High Risk); a saucy courtesan and the spy who loved her! (If You Give a Rake a Ruby); Vegas showgirl with no soul–literally! (Into the Spotlight); not to mention a bevy of titles with the kinds of tropes we know and love.

Last on this week’s list, Written in Red, is far from least–in fact, it looks like it may just be the next hot series, full of rich world building and an original UF premise. Too bad it’s in hardcover (not the most practical), but this is a title to watch–and get get as soon as you can.

. . .

Anything calling your name this week? Any titles that, upon release, you’d drop everything to read ASAP?

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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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  • aurian March 5, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Lots of great books, but some were too expensive, so I am waiting and buying them next year, or secondhand. I want the Patricia Briggs, regardless of the price, but the Darynda Jones and Unbound anth. are too expensive. And then some other lovelies are on their way home.

    p.s. you posted the cover for Sally MacKenzie twice.

    • Alisha March 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Exactly! A number of these new book–new series, even–are hardback in the initial release. Really wanted to get Written in Red, but might have to wait the year for a paperback…or else bite the bullet and get the book in ebook format. 13 bucks for an ebook, though….ouch.

      THank you for the heads up, ma’am! Looks like I flubbed an entire section of the book covers. Eeep!

  • Diane March 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Already half way through Wild Invitation and there’s more to come!

    • Alisha March 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Woop woop! Would you say the two new novellas are worth picking up the anth?

      • Diane March 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

        Definitely when it’s Nalini Singh’s!!!

  • draconismoi March 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

    You forgot Midnight BlueLight Special!

    And yes, there are plenty of books making me seriously contemplate taking an extra sick day…..

    Damn clients with their damn court dates!

    • Alisha March 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Oh my dear… I got a whole section of covers messed up, and it all started because I left out the cover image for MBLS! The mice will never forget the transgression…

      Are there ever any snow days up yonder? Or is the threshold so high that it’d take a superblizzard to get a stay-at-home day?

      • draconismoi March 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm

        Well if it gets colder than -90F, the planes don’t work, so they shut down the airports.

        I got one day off when I was caught in avalanche blasting. (BLOODY TERRIFYING).

        But generally, no snow days. To be fair, they are wicked awesome at keeping the roads plowed. If we had this kind of road clearing system in the Lower 48, no one would need snow days.

        • Alisha March 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm

          Goodness gracious. There needs to be a new word for -90F, because cold won’t cut it.

          Puts all others in the lower 48 to shame, where there’s a nationally reported snowstorm that, for many, turns out to be a light dusting of non-sticking snow-like material. Relatively…

  • LSUReader March 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Wow–what a huge list of new releases. Does anyone out there still read MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead series? I she she has new novellas out this week. I dropped Queen Betsey a couple of years ago and I’m curious how the last couple of novels have gone. Is the series worth picking up again? Thanks for the list.

    • Alisha March 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Good question. It seems like one of those series that has become niche over the years, even though it’s a well-known series. Number of Goodreads reviews for book one? 27,617. For book eleven? 1,724. Sounds like only the faithful are still current on that one…

  • Jane March 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    So many great releases. I’ve been waiting for Jaci’s “Thrown by a Curve.” I had no idea Erin McCarthy has a new release.

    • Alisha March 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Bless Jaci’s cover artist. All of her covers are winners. It’ll be interesting to see the return to baseball…and then for the next installment, car racing!

  • Lily B March 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    lots of beauties this week, love most of these covers!

    • Alisha March 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Absolutely….gorgeous spread of covers. Not overrun by man chest and lady legs, either. 🙂

  • Sheree March 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Just received THE two hottest Paul Marron covers this week: Jaci Burton’s THROWN BY A CURVE and Anne Calhoun’s UNCOMMON PLEASURE. Mmmmmmmm……

    • Alisha March 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      I’m sensing a trend here? Paul Marron covered books are generally good picks for a new read… thank you Mr. Manly Marron!

  • Susan March 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Wow–I think I had about 9 of these on preorder again–especially looking forward to Briggs, Thurman, McGuire, and Harris.

    But, somehow I totally missed the latest Bonilla book! Had to clickety-click that one ASAP. Thanks for including it.

    Such a jam-packed week that I’m really having a tough time prioritizing here. I’m not going to complain about the abundance of riches, tho!

    • Alisha March 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Yeah, it’s definitely a cacophany of releases. One needs to almost ignore them and focus on the MUST HAVE titles, or else it’ll end up a very pricey week indeed.

      Yer right, though…Briggs, Thurman, McGuire, Harris… excellent picks. Add Aguirre and Bishop, and that’s my wishlist for the week.


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