New Releases: April 29 – May 5, 2013

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on April 30, 2013 @ 12:00 pm 7 comments

Title: Bronze Gods
Author: A.A. Aguirre
Series: (Apparatus Infernum #1)
Genre: steampunk noir
Release date: April 30, 2013 by Ace

Description:

Hy Breasil is grimmer than it used to be.

Before the Architect closed the door, there were regular crossings, and a great war decimated both humans and Ferishers. The native fae who refused to treat with the invaders faded; their bodies withered and died, stranding them as hungry, angry spirits that haunt the countryside.

That means there’s always trouble brewing in Dorstaad.

Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work for the Criminal Investigation Department, keeping citizens safe from things that go bump in the night. He’s a hardboiled cynic with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s determined to justify her promotion as the first female detective in her division. Together, they’re trying to keep a black tide from drowning the city.

But when the second body surfaces, murdered with the same type of infernal device, the entire CID must face the truth. There’s a madman on the loose, twining magic and blood… and only Mikani and Ritsuko can unravel the intricate, lethal conspiracy before the Royale killer completes his macabre plan, unleashing old, forbidden magic on an unsuspecting populace. If the maniac succeeds, it could mean the end of everything… [read excerpt]

 


A Passion for Pleasure (Daring Hearts, #2) by Nina Rowan
Against the Edge by Kat Martin
As Twilight Falls by Amanda Ashley


Bare It All (Love Undercover, #2) by Lori Foster
Clockwork Mafia by Seleste deLaney
Club Monstrosity (Monstrosity #1) by Jesse Petersen


Cutest Couple (Girls Most Likely to…, #2) by Kate Davies
Dark Days (Black London #6) by Caitlin Kittredge
Extreme Love by Abby Niles


Fugitive Heart by Bonnie Dee, Summer Devon
Game. Set. Match. (Outer Banks Tennis Academy, #1) by Jennifer Iacopelli (YA)
Graveyard Child (The Black Sun’s Daughter #5) by M.L.N. Hanover


Hair Raising (Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, #3) by Kevin J. Anderson
Halfway There (Fool’s Gold, #10.5) by Susan Mallery
Heart of the Jaguar by Katie Reus


Hitched (Promise Harbor Wedding, #4) by Erin Nicholas
Ivory (Manhattan Ten, #2) by Lola Dodge
Lachlan’s Bride (Highland Lairds Trilogy, #2) by Kathleen Harrington


Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike (YA)
Lord of Wicked Intentions (The Lost Lords of Pembrook, #3) by Lorraine Heath
Midnight Secrets (Wildefire, #1) by Ella Grace


Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord (Dangerous Rogues, #2) by Tiffany Clare
Necessary Evil (Milkweed Triptych, #3) by Ian Tregillis
No Strings Attached by Kate Angell


Oath Bound (Unbound, #3) by Rachel Vincent
One for the Wicked (Dark Mission, #5) by Karina Cooper
One More Kiss (Pennistan, #5) by Mary Blayney


Rage (Faces of Evil, #4) by Debra Webb
Rogue Descendant (Nikki Glass #3) by Jenna Black
Roses in Moonlight (MacLeod, #13) by Lynn Kurland


Spirit Sanguine by Lou Harper
Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2) by Wendy Higgins
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise (YA)


The Devil’s Heart (The Chattan Curse, #3) by Cathy Maxwell
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa (YA)
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu


The Loop by Shandy Lawson (YA)
The Prince’s Bride (The Royal Trilogy, #3) by Julianne MacLean
The Program (The Program, #1) by Suzanne Young (YA)


The Serene Invasion by Eric Brown
The Ward (The Ward, #1) by Jordana Frankel
Undone (The Amoveo Legend, #4) by Sara Humphreys


Wanted by Amanda Lance
What a Lady Needs (The Redgraves, #2) by Kasey Michaels
When a Secret Kills (Deadly Reunions, #3) by Lynette Eason


Wicked as She Wants (Blud, #2) by Delilah S. Dawson
Willing Sacrifice (Knights Of The Boardroom, #6) by Joey W. Hill
Wind Chime Point (Ocean Breeze, #2) by Sherryl Woods

. . .

I’ll tell ya, folks. This week sure does hit all the necessary genre fiction notes. YA dystopians? (The Ward; The Program) Check. Historical romances with pun-tastic titles? (The Prince’s Bride) Light, Contemporary Romance named after a quaint rural community? (Wind Chime Point) Check. Romantic suspense with spicy, handsome, deadly hero? (Against the Edge; Bare It All) Check. Steamy steampunk romance? (Wicked as She Wants; Clockwork Mafia) Check.

There’s bound to be some trope, subgenre, or author in this bunch that you love and glom. For many, that’s likely to include A.A. Aguirre’s debut, Bronze Gods, the first in a new steampunk series. (Debut because it’s not only the beloved Ann Aguirre–autobuy author FTW!–but also her husband Andres. This has a high likelihood of being extremely badass. Just sayin’.) Other highly anticipated titles include the latest from Joey W. Hill, Delilah Dawson, MLN Hanover, Katie Reus, Susan Mallery, and more. Just call it the week of the autobuy…

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Anything from this week’s bunch going straight to the shopping cart? Do you have any autobuy authors (and if so, who are they)?

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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  • Diane April 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Nothing there that I wanted though!

  • draconismoi April 30, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I used to auto buy Kelley Armstrong. Until there were a couple terrible outings in her Women of the Otherworld series. And she did that atrociously bad YA series. Now I do not autobuy. Though I will still pre-order when the awesomeness of one book compels me to snatch up a sequel.

  • Readsalot81 April 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Oh, I *want* Ann Aguirre’s (or A.A. Aguirre) Bronze Gods. That looks very tempting. I have Midnight Secrets for review on my kindle.. and I’m seriously thinking about picking up Jenna Black’s Rogue Descendant.

  • Mel S April 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    My pre-orders for Bronze Gods and Oath Bound arrived yesterday…so excited to read both of these books! 🙂

  • Jess1 April 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    The cover for Bronze Gods really caught my eye. The blurb sounds so intriguing to me. I’ll want to see your review on this one for sure.

  • aurian May 1, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I do want some of those books on your list, but the only one I did pre order was Sara Humpreys.

  • Sheree May 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Only ONE Paul Marron cover! Not enough! But my wallet is happy though.

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