New Releases: April 1-7, 2013

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on April 2, 2013 @ 7:00 am 8 comments

Title: Rising Darkness
Author: Thea Harrison
Series: Game of Shadows, #1
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: April 2, 2013


In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…

Thousands of years ago, there were eight of them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on—and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.

Then she remembers who killed her during her last life, nine hundred years ago…Michael.


A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
Allegiance Sworn (The Light Blade, #3) by Kylie Griffin
Assassin’s Gambit (Hearts and Thrones, #1) by Amy Raby

Big Boy by Ruthie Knox
Bite Me, Your Grace by Brooklyn Ann
Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock, #6) by Faith Hunter

Bolted (Promise Harbor Wedding, #2) by Meg Benjamin
Darius (Lonely Lords, #1) by Grace Burrowes
Dark Embrace (Principatus, #2) by Lexxie Couper

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) by R.L. LaFevers (YA)
Falling Blind (Sentinel Wars, #7) by Shannon K. Butcher
Fever (Breathless, #2) by Maya Banks

If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin
If He’s Tempted (Wherlocke #5) by Hannah Howell
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Iron Kin (The Half-Light City, #3) by M.J. Scott
Let It Be Me (The Blue Raven, #5) by Kate Noble
Love Irresistibly (FBI / US Attorney, #4) by Julie James

Lush (Delicious, #3) by Lauren Dane
Mindlink by Kat Cantrell
My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy, #1) by Tellulah Darling (YA)

Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness, #1) by Lili St. Crow
Nautier and Wilder (Wild Riders, #6) by Lora Leigh, Jaci Burton
Only Lycans Need Apply (Broken Heart Vampires, #9) by Michele Bardsley

Own the Wind (Chaos, #1) by Kristen Ashley
Rebellion (Lost City Shifters, #3) by Eleri Stone
Rise (Eve, #3) by Anna Carey (YA)

River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
Sharp (Mindspace Investigations, #2) by Alex Hughes
Sinner’s Heart (The Hellraisers, #3) by Zoe Archer

Stung by Bethany Wiggins (YA)
Surrender (Section 8, #1) by Stephanie Tyler
Sweet Madness (Veiled Seduction, #3) by Heather Snow

Tethered (Iron Seas, #2.5) by Meljean Brook
The Collector (Dante Walker, #1) by Victoria Scott (YA)
The Exiled Blade (The Assassini, #3) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

The Summer He Came Home (Bad Boys of Crystal Lake, #1) by Juliana Stone
The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark, #1) by Shana Abe (YA)
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (YA)

Thrill Ride (Black Knights Inc., #4) by Julie Ann Walker
Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland (YA)
Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2) by Jamie McGuire (YA)

White Lines by Jennifer Banash
Without a Summer (Glamourist Histories, #3) by Mary Robinette Kowal
Wrecked by Shiloh Walker

. . .

In the eternal words of the groundskeeper from that 1990s Snickers commercial: “Great googly moogly!” Just when you think there’s a jam-packed release week…a week this this comes along to show you what the phrase really means. As before, the release list above is cut down considerably, but there are a number of very exiting releases still noted. Just a few: Stung, an intriguing YA involving dystopia, amnesia, and…bees?; Sweetest Dark a new series by the author of the popular Drakon books; Big Boy, just a single part of a series of five novellettes (all released simultaneously) whose romantic storylines all revolve around a fateful (and steamy!) train trip; and Vengeance Bound, described as The Goddess Test meets Dexter. Sign me up for that bag of weirdness!

. . .

If you’ll allow a measure of presumptuousness–what’s going on the TBR list and/or shopping cart this week? ^_^

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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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  • Sullivan McPig April 2, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I just started on Rising Darkness and am waitingfor my copy ofRise to arrive. Will probably indulge in one or two more ofthis list

  • aurian April 2, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I am still waiting for my new Thea Harrison book, and lots of others. Including the new Bertrice Small. After the donkey sex shock of the first book, I am very curious what she has made of this one.

  • Diane April 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Quite a few interesting books but so far I haven’t picked any up.

  • LSUReader April 2, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I’ve ordered several of these and expect to read more than that! Love Irresistibly, Let It Be Me, Sweet Madness and Darius are all high on my TBR list. Thanks for the post.

  • Lily B April 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    gosh dont these look fabulous? I love new releases posts as much as I dislike them, I love them because I discover awesome new goodies I dislike them cause they make my TBR list grow and make me realize how many wonderful series I am very much behind in.

  • Susan April 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I preorderd several, wishlisted several. . . but, holy guacamole, I had somehow forgotten that the new Jane Yellowrock book was coming out today! Starting that ASAP!

  • draconismoi April 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I think I must have contracted some kind of terminal brain illness. I found a heretofore undiscovered bookstore on the Peninsula this weekend – and I didn’t go in. I see books on this list I wanted to read….and I’m not even rushing out to buy, beg, borrow, or steal them.


    Or, possibly, I need someone so amazing that it will demolish my reading rut.

    • aurian April 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      O Draconismoi, I am going to take a huge risk of you hating this book I discovered over Easter, and read twice back to back. But I just hope you love it as much as I do, even as there are (so far) no dragons in it. Written in Red by Anne Bishop. It is amazing.

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